Blue (2009) Review


Blue is a 2009 Indian Hindi-language action-adventure film co-written and directed by Anthony D'Souza, and produced by Dhilin Mehta under Shree Astavinayak Cine Vision Limited. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Zayed Khan and Lara Dutta in lead roles, whilst Katrina Kaif stars in a cameo appearance.


Kylie Minogue appears in a musical number in the film. Blue was released during Diwali festival on 16 October 2009 and received mixed to positive response from critics. During the time of release, it was the most expensive Indian film, produced with a budget of more than $25 million.


Loosely based on the Hollywood film Into the Blue (2005), Blue failed to recover its high budget from the box office.


In the opening scene shows a famous ship, Lady in Blue, sinking in a storm, and the lone survivor, Captain Jagat Malhotra (Kabir Bedi) emerging alone on the sea shore.


Somewhere in the Bahamas, Aarav Malhotra (Akshay Kumar) runs a successful fishing company called Blue Fisheries. He shares a good bond with Sagar Singh (Sanjay Dutt), who works as a diver for Aarav's fishing company. Sagar is in a relationship with Mahima "Mona" Dutta (Lara Dutta) and plans to marry her.

American Pie (1999) Review

American Pie is a 1999 American sex parody movie coordinated and co-created by Paul Weitz (in his first time at the helm) and composed by Adam Herz. It is the principal film in the American Pie dramatic arrangement and stars an outfit cast that incorporates Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy. The plot focuses on five closest companions (Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch, and Stifler) who go to East Great Falls High. Except for Stifler (who has just lost his virginity), the folks make a settlement to lose their virginity before their secondary school graduation.


The title is acquired from the melody of a similar name and alludes to a scene wherein the hero is found jerking off with a pie subsequent to being informed that third base feels like "warm crusty fruit-filled treat". Essayist Adam Herz has expressed that the title likewise alludes to the mission of losing one's virginity in secondary school, which is as "American as crusty fruit-filled treat."


The movie was a film industry hit and brought forth three direct spin-offs: American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003), and American Reunion (2012). Notwithstanding the essential American Pie adventure, there are five direct-to-DVD turn off movies bearing the title American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005), The Naked Mile (2006), Beta House (2007), The Book of Love (2009) and Girls' Rules (2020).


Because of the achievement of American Reunion, a fifth dramatic film, under the working title American Pie 5 was declared on August 4, 2012. In August 2017, Seann William Scott said in a meeting that the fourth film likely had not made enough at the homegrown film industry to warrant another film.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Review


In the Heart of the Sea is a 2015 historical adventure-drama film directed and produced by Ron Howard and written by Charles Leavitt. It is based on Nathaniel Philbrick's 2000 non-fiction book of the same name, about the sinking of the American whaling ship Essex in 1820, an event that inspired Herman Melville's 1851 novel Moby-Dick. An international co-production between the United States and Spain, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson.


The film premiered in New York City on December 7, 2015, and was released in cinemas in the United States on December 11, 2015, by Warner Bros. Pictures. In the Heart of the Sea received mixed reviews from critics, and was a box-office bomb, grossing $93 million against a $100 million budget.


In 1850, author Herman Melville visits innkeeper Thomas Nickerson, the last survivor of the sinking of the whaleship Essex, offering money in return for his story. Nickerson initially refuses, but then finally agrees when his wife intervenes.


The story turns to 1820: a whaling company in Nantucket has refitted the Essex to participate in the lucrative whale oil trade, and 14-year-old Nickerson signs on as a cabin boy. The owners hire veteran whaler Owen Chase as first mate, though he is disappointed not to receive a captain's commission.


The captain is George Pollard, an inexperienced mariner from an established whaling family who envies Chase's skill and popularity.

Chase and Pollard clash, leading Pollard to sail into a storm against Chase's advice. The two agree to put their differences aside, rather than risking their reputations by returning to port without profit, and soon, the crew kills their first bull sperm whale.

Safe House (2012) Review


Safe House is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.


The film follows Matt Weston (Reynolds), a CIA agent on his first low-level posting in Cape Town who is in charge of a safe house where the CIA is interrogating Tobin Frost (Washington), a veteran operative who has allegedly betrayed the agency.


When the safe house is attacked by mercenaries who kill almost all the agents, Weston flees with Frost in his charge, and they end up on the run. As the team of killers, who seem to be one step ahead of the pair, track them throughout Cape Town, Weston begins to wonder whom to trust.


The film was released on February 10, 2012, in North America by Universal Pictures. Filming took place in Cape Town, South Africa. The film premiered in New York City on February 7, 2012, and was released in U.S. theaters on February 10, 2012.


While Washington and Reynolds' performances were praised, the film received mixed reviews. The film earned $208 million worldwide against its $85 million budget.


In Cape Town, South Africa, rookie CIA agent Matt Weston is serving as a "housekeeper", an agent in charge of securing and maintaining a local CIA safe house in case of an operation. He calls his mentor and immediate superior, David Barlow, and inquires about a station in Paris, where he hopes to follow his live-in girlfriend Ana, a French medical student about to start her residency.


Barlow tells him he is likely underqualified for the position, which frustrates Matt as he has not had a "houseguest" during his year long tenure, and thus has been unable to gain field experience. Barlow promises to revisit the issue in a few months.


Elsewhere in Cape Town, ex-CIA NOC operative turned international criminal Tobin Frost acquires a data storage device from rogue MI6 agent Alec Wade. A team of mercenaries attacks them and kills Wade. Frost flees and, out of options, surrenders to the American consulate.

The Tourist (2010) Review


The Tourist is a 2010 American romantic thriller film co-written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and starring Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, and Timothy Dalton. It is a remake of the 2005 French film Anthony Zimmer.


GK Films financed and produced the film, with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions releasing it in most countries through Columbia Pictures. The $100 million budget film went on to gross $278 million at the worldwide box office.


Despite negative reception from the critics, the film was nominated for three Golden Globes, with a debate arising over the question as to whether it was a comedy or a drama. Henckel von Donnersmarck repeatedly stated it was neither genre, calling it "a travel romance with thriller elements," but that if he had to choose between the two, he would choose comedy.


A British woman, Elise Clifton-Ward (Angelina Jolie), is being followed through downtown Paris by French police who are working with Scotland Yard under the direction of Inspector John Acheson (Paul Bettany).


Acheson has spent years hunting Alexander Pearce, Elise's lover, who owes £744 million in back taxes, and is believed to have received plastic surgery to alter his appearance. He is also being hunted by Reginald Shaw (Steven Berkoff), a mobster from whom Pearce stole $2.3 billion.


At a Parisian cafe, Elise receives written instructions from Pearce: board the train to Venice, Italy; pick out a man; and let the police believe that he is Pearce. Elise burns the note, evades the police, and boards the train.

In Time (2011) Review


In Time is a 2011 American science fiction action film written, directed and produced by Andrew Niccol. Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake star as inhabitants in a society where people stop aging at 25.


Instead of using paper money, a new economic system uses time as currency, and each person has a clock on their arm that counts down how long they have to live. Cillian Murphy, Vincent Kartheiser, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer, Johnny Galecki, Collins Pennie and Alex Pettyfer also star. The film was released on October 28, 2011.


In 2169, people are genetically engineered to stop aging on their 25th birthday, when a one-year countdown on their forearm begins. When it reaches zero, the person "times out" and dies instantly. Time has thus become the universal currency, transferred directly between people or stored in "time capsules".


Several major areas called Time Zones exist within Ohio. Dayton is the poorest, a manufacturing "ghetto" where people rarely have more than 24 hours on their clocks; in New Greenwich, people have enough time to be essentially immortal.


Will Salas is a Dayton factory worker, who sees a group of time-robbing thugs led by Fortis going after a drunken man named Henry Hamilton and saves him. Hamilton has 116 years on his clock, but is tired of living.


He reveals that the people of New Greenwich hoard most of the time to live forever, while arranging for constantly increasing prices so that poorer people keep dying.


The next morning, he transfers his time to a sleeping Will, then times out. Raymond Leon, who leads a unit of police-like Timekeepers, erroneously considers Will a suspect in Hamilton's death.

Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai (2014) Review


Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai (transl.Fish is the water's queen) is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language horror film directed by Debaloy Dey.


The film stars Bhanu Uday, Swara Bhaskar, Murli Sharma and Reema Debnath. It released on 13 June 2014. A sequel to the movie is also on cards.


The film opens with Ugr Pratap, the spirit master, hot on the trail of an evil spirit possessing the body of a young village girl. He tracks down the spirit but is not able to subdue it and the girl (under the spirit) plunges to her death and curses Ugr Pratap with the annihilation of his family.


This horrible curse results in the brutal death of Ugr Pratap's innocent family and Ugr Pratap is accused of murdering them. The well meaning psychiatrist Dr Bharadwaj gets the court to send Ugr Pratap to a quiet psychiatric facility rather than the gallows.


Dr Bharadwaj explains that he, too, often encounters paranormal patients who need spiritual rather than psychiatric help and Ugr Pratap is the only person who can help them.


Ayesha and Uday are a happily married couple living in Mumbai. One evening as they are returning from a party they are in a car crash, the other driver is thrown from her vehicle and smashes into their windshield and is killed on the spot. Some weeks later Uday gets a new project to revive a failing factory in Jabalpur (Uday's home town).


Uday is excited to meet his old childhood friends and, more important, hopes that the change of place will help Ayesha recover from the shock from the accident.

Compliance (2012) Review


Compliance is a 2012 American thriller film written and directed by Craig Zobel, based upon a strip search phone call scam that took place in Mount Washington, Kentucky, in which the caller, posing as a police officer, convinced a restaurant manager to carry out unlawful and intrusive procedures on an employee.


It stars Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, and Bill Camp.


It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2012. It was released on August 17, 2012, by Magnolia Pictures. Dowd's performance as Sandra, the manager, won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Sandra, manager of a ChickWich fast food restaurant, receives a call from someone identifying himself as Officer Daniels. He claims to be in contact with the regional manager about a customer who had money allegedly stolen by an employee that day.


Daniels claims that he is searching the suspect's residence, but will remain on the phone while Sandra detains the employee until the police arrive. Sandra identifies Becky as the suspect based on the description; Daniels confirms the name.


Sandra brings Becky to the restaurant office with another employee, Marti. She denies the theft. At Daniels' behest, Sandra searches Becky's pockets and purse and finds nothing. Telling her that the alternative is to have Becky go to jail, Daniels has her strip-search Becky.


Daniels tells Sandra that he and other officers are searching Becky's home on suspicion that her brother is involved in drugs, and that Becky may be involved. He has Sandra put Becky's clothes into a bag and take it to her car for inspection by the police.

Jack-Jack Attack (2005) Review


Jack-Jack Attack is a 2005 computer animated short film produced by Pixar and written and directed by Brad Bird. The film is a spin-off on his 2004 film The Incredibles.


Unlike many of their previous shorts, it was not given a theatrical release, but was included on the DVD release of the film. The idea for this short came from an idea for a scene originally considered for inclusion in the film The Incredibles; it was cut from the feature and subsequently expanded into this short.


The short is based on the baby, Jack-Jack, and takes place at around the same time as the events of the main film. From The Incredibles, the audience knows that Jack-Jack's babysitter Kari McKeen started experiencing difficulty with him shortly after hanging up the phone with his mother, Helen Parr (also known as Elastigirl).


This short film shows Rick Dicker, a government agent assigned to aid "supers" in maintaining their anonymity, interviewing Kari McKeen (the babysitter the Parr children hired to watch Jack-Jack during the events of The Incredibles) about the events unfolded while she was babysitting Jack-Jack Parr, the youngest of a family of supers.


Kari begins by stating that she received a call from Helen, who expresses reluctance about allowing Kari to babysit. Kari attempts to re-assure her that she is more than capable of taking care of Jack-Jack, but the conversation is cut off by Helen's jet being fired upon.


Thinking nothing is wrong, and that they were simply cut-off, Kari turns her attention to Jack-Jack. She begins by playfully asking Jack-Jack if he is ready for some "neurological stimulation"". She begins by playing Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 for him, which results in Jack-Jack having an epiphany about his latent superpowers.

Deepwater Horizon (2016) Review


Deepwater Horizon is a 2016 American disaster film based on the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Peter Berg directed it from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien, and Kate Hudson.
It is adapted from the December 25, 2010, The New York Times article Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours, written by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul.
Principal photography began on April 27, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and was theatrically released in the United States on September 30, 2016. It received generally positive reviews and grossed over $121 million worldwide.
The film was nominated for two Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards: Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects, and a BAFTA Award for Best Sound at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.

Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) Review


Bachna Ae Haseeno (transl.Beware, Ladies) is an Indian romantic comedy film directed by Siddharth Anand, whose previous projects included Salaam Namaste (2005) and Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007). The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone and Minissha Lamba.


The title of the film was taken from the popular song Bachna Ae Haseeno from Hum Kisise Kum Naheen (1977). It released on 15 August 2008 on the eve of Indian Independence Day and clashed with God Tussi Great Ho which starred Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra. Bachna Ae Haseeno proved to be a hit at the box office, becoming the first hit of Kapoor's career and became the eighth-highest grossing film of the year.


The story narrates the journey of a young playboy named Raj Sharma (Ranbir Kapoor), who meets three young women at different stages in his life: Mahi (Minissha Lamba), a small-town girl from Punjab; Radhika (Bipasha Basu), an aspiring model in Mumbai; and Gayatri (Deepika Padukone), a non-resident Indian student in Australia.


In 1996, Raj runs into Mahi on the Eurorail during a trip to Switzerland. Mahi is a sweet, dreamy girl who believes in true love. When she misses her train, Raj helps her reach the airport through a different route. On the way, they share a kiss after Raj reads her a poem he wrote about her.


At the airport, when she opens the paper on which Raj had written the poem, she finds it blank. She overhears Raj boasting to his friends about the "stuff" the pair did and is shocked and heartbroken. Raj realises she has overheard and shamefacedly leaves.

Chirutha (2007) Review


Chirutha (English: Leopard) is a 2007 Indian Telugu-language action film directed by Puri Jagannadh produced by C. Ashwini Dutt under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies.


The film marks the debut of Ram Charan, son of the popular Telugu actor Chiranjeevi and Delhi-based model Neha Sharma in the lead roles along with Prakash Raj, Ashish Vidyarthi, Brahmanandam, Ali, Sayaji Shinde, and Daniel Balaji playing supporting roles.


The film revolves around Charan, a young man in pursuit of the gangster who murdered his parents.


The film’s soundtrack and score is composed by Mani Sharma, cinematography by Shyam K. Naidu and editing by Saibaba. Its filming began in 2007 and was shot extensively around Thailand. Chirutha was released worldwide on 28 September 2007.


An auto driver (Surya) sees Mattu Bhai (Ashish Vidyarthi) murder a journalist. The auto driver manages to capture Mattu Bhai and his henchmen and hold them until the police arrive. Afterwards, the auto driver returns home to his wife (Pragathi) and little son Charan. Unfortunately, Mattu Bhai and his henchmen break into their house that night.


The auto driver is killed, his wife is severely injured, and Charan survives uninjured. Charan's mother is in a critical condition, but Charan and his uncle (Tanikella Bharani) do not have enough money to pay for her operation.


The local mafia leader's son has committed murder and offers Charan a deal. In order to pay for his mother's surgery, Charan has to go to prison accepting the crime.

Accepted (2006) Review


Accepted is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Steve Pink and written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage and Mark Perez.


The plot follows a group of high school graduates who create their own fake college after being rejected from the colleges to which they applied.


The story takes place in Wickliffe and a fictitious college town called Harmon in Ohio. Filming took place in Los Angeles and Orange in California at Chapman University.


Bartleby Gaines (Justin Long) is a persuasive senior from William McKinley High School in Wickliffe, Ohio, who, among other pranks, creates fake IDs. His gifts do not extend to grades, however, and he receives rejection letters from all of the colleges to which he applies, including those with high acceptance rates.


In an attempt to gain approval from his demanding father (Mark Derwin), Bartleby creates a fake college, the South Harmon Institute of Technology (SHIT).


His best friend, Sherman Schrader III (Jonah Hill), who has been accepted into his father's (Jim O'Heir) prestigious alma mater, Harmon College, aids Bartleby and fellow reject Rory Thayer (Maria Thayer), who only applied to Yale University and was rejected due to legacy preferences; Darryl "Hands" Holloway (Columbus Short), who lost his athletic scholarship after an injury; and Glen (Adam Herschman), who failed his SAT exam due to stupidity.


To make the "college" seem legitimate, Bartleby convinces Sherman to create a functional website for the school.