Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Drop

'The Drop' is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award-nominated director of Bullhead (2011). The movie is based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone).

'The Drop' follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters - "money drops" - in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Most Wanted Man

Many movie-buffs like us sorely miss Philip Seymour Hoffman. His untimely and unfortunate death on February 2nd has left a big hole in silver screen. He is certainly 'A Most Wanted Man' which, by the way, is the name of his latest movie releasing tomorrow.

Directed by Anton Corbijn (famous for 'The American', the year-2010 movie starring George Clooney), 'A Most Wanted Man' is based on John le Carré's novel of same name. The movie is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.

When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?

The movie is rated 'R' for language. It runs for 2 hours 01 minute. Here is the official website:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction

This eagerly awaited sequel starts right where 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' ended. Following the conclusion of 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon', as humanity picks up the pieces, Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet.

However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his crosshairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.

The movie is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief. It runs for 2 hours 45 minutes. Here's the movie's official website:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Jersey Boys

Director Clint Eastwood brings in the big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical that tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group "The Four Seasons".

Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical.

The cast ensemble include Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Steve Schirripa, Christopher Walken, Kathrine Narducci.

The film runs for 134 minutes.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Directed by Dean DeBlois and written by Dean DeBlois and Cressida Cowell, this eagerly-waited sequel is going to hit the silver screen tomorrow and provide some well-earned entertainment to young minds, as they start their summer vacation.

It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds.

When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

Stars like Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera have lent their voices to these exciting characters.

The film is rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor. It runs for 102 minutes. Here is the official website: .

Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Stars have lined up to present 'A Million Ways to Die in the West': Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, ... The movie is, of course, directed by Seth MacFarlane who has the same name as the lead actor.

After a cowardly sheep farmer backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge, the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.

The movie is rated R for strong crude and sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug material. It runs for 1 hour 56 minutes. Here is the official website: