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 .


Friday, November 07, 2014

Interstellar

The much anticipated movie of the year from Director Christopher Nolan is out this week!

 With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. The movie has a star lineup of Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain.

Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan ("Inception," "The Dark Knight" Trilogy), the production will travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan written in close collaboration with Caltech physicist, Kip Thorne -- originally developed for Paramount Pictures and producer Lynda Obst.

 The movie is rated PG-13 for some intense perilous action and brief strong language. It runs for 2 hours 49 minutes. Here is the official website: interstellarmovie.com.


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.