Thursday, October 23, 2014

St. Vincent

Written and Directed by Theodore aka Ted Melfi, 'St Vincent' brings back Bill Murray with his funny form, but Bill also drifts into dangerously sentimental territory along the way in his fine, charismatic way.

Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling.

An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Naomi Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine - the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.

The movie runs for 103 minutes. Here is the official site: stvincentfilm.com.


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: amostwantedmanmovie.com.


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: TransformersMovie.com.


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: howtotrainyourdragon.com .