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.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies

From the enduringly popular masterpiece 'The Hobbit' by J.R.R. Tolkien (by the way it's only about 300 pages long), the Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson made and delivered three full-length movies. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in this trilogy is taking over the silver screen today.

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.

As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

The movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 2 hours 24 minutes. Here is the official website: thehobbit.com .


Friday, November 21, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

'Hunger Games' is back to fire up the audience in next few weeks of this very cold winter with its 3rd film in this series and the great cast led by Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson ...

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss.

And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking 'The Hunger Games' trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about movies of the year.

The movie is rated PG-13. It runs for 2 hours and 3 minutes. Here is the official website: thehungergamesexclusive.com .