Friday, April 10, 2015

Ex Machina

Alex Garland, writer of '28 Days Later' and 'Sunshine', makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, 'Ex Machina'.

Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac).

Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test—charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated––and more deceptive––than the two men could have imagined.

The movie is rated R. It runs for 1 hour 48 minutes.
Here's the official website: exmachina-movie.com.


Thursday, April 02, 2015

Woman in Gold

After delivering a story of a very famous woman in 'My Week With Marilyn' in 2011, this time the Director, Simon Curtis, is offering another story of a dignified and determined lady -- not that well-known -- but whose story will still touch our hearts.

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars in the incredible story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who is forced to flee Vienna during World War II.

Decades later, determined to salvage some dignity from her past, Maria has taken on a mission to reclaim a painting the Nazis stole from her family: the famous Lady In Gold, a portrait of her beloved Aunt Adele.

Partnering with an inexperienced but determined young lawyer Ryan Reynolds, Maria embarks on an epic journey for justice 60 years in the making.

The movie is rated PG-13. It runs for 2 hours.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady in Tokyo, whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life.

Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she's mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota.

 Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it - and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she's seen in the movies.

 This movie runs for 1 hour 45 minutes. Here's the official website: umikothetreasurehunter.com.


Thursday, March 05, 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Director John Madden is back to 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' ... and Richard Gere and Tamsin Greig just checked in ! 

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tena Desae). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture,

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors.

Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

The movie is rated PG and it runs for 2 hours and 2 minutes.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mortdecai

Johnny Depp is at his charming best as Charlie Mortdecai. Who is this Charlie Mortdecai?

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting. That desired painting is rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.

'Mortdecai' is directed by David Koepp. Besides Johnny, the cast includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Munn, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany.

The movie is rated 'R' and it runs for 1 hour 46 minutes.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Paddington

The story of 'Paddington' follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British who travels to London in search of a home.

Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven.

It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist...

The movie is rated PG and it runs for 1 hour 35 minutes. Here is the official site: thepaddingtonmovie.com.