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Æon Flux | Aeon Flux | Movie Review

Æon Flux | Aeon Flux | Movie Review

Continuing our trail on the Sci-Fi path, let’s talk today about yet another glimpse of a future dystopian world created by Korean – American animator Peter Chung, featuring a leather-clad heroin called Æon Flux. Movie : Æon Flux Director : Karyn Kusama Produced by : Gale Anne Hurd, David Gale, Gary Lucchesi, Greg Goodman Written by : Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi Based On : Æon Flux by Peter Chung Music By : Graeme Revell Editor : Peter Honess, Plummy Tucker Cinematography : Stuart Dryburgh Production company : MTV Films, Lakeshore Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures Distributed by : Paramount Pictures Released ... Read More »

The Debt | Movie Review

The Debt | Movie Review

If you made the crowd who read Safari magazine through 1990’s when it was published only in Gujarati, you would remember the war stories edited by Nagendra Vijay, ranging from the missions of the Indian armed forces during the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan to the exciting missions from the world wars. Movie : The Debt Director : John Madden Produced by : Matthew Vaughn, Kris Thykier Screenplay by : Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, Peter Straughan, Based On : Ha-Hov by Assaf Bernstein, Ha-Hov by Ido Rosenblum Music By : Thomas Newman Editor : Alexander Berner Cinematography : Ben ... Read More »

Aap Ki Khatir – The Wedding Date – Asking for Trouble | Movies cum Book Review

Aap Ki Khatir – The Wedding Date – Asking for Trouble | Movies cum Book Review

The way Bollywood movies take inspiration from international films has been a running joke for decades. There was a positive campaign of spotting copied scenes and sequences in Bollywood films once Indian cinema fans acquired access to internet and therefore movies all over the world. Sajid Khan hosted some really funny TV shows (like Kehne Mein Kya Harz Hai) in early 1990’s when the cable TV had just made first appearance in India. But then it is often hard to find a story idea that no one has used ever before, isn’t it? Introduction to the case study One “not-so-old” ... Read More »

Mr Holmes by Bill Condon|Movie Review

Mr Holmes by Bill Condon|Movie Review

Directed by Bill Condon, Mr Holmes features Ian McKellen as 94 year old Sherlock Holmes striving to tie the loose ends and gather a sense of completion around him before death claims him. He is a man whose senses are going slowly, along with his memory. Movie : Mr. Holmes Director : Bill Condon Produced by : Anne Carey, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman Screenplay by : Jeffrey Hatcher Based On : A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin Music By : Carter Burwell Editor : Virginia Katz Cinematography : Tobias A. Schliessler Production Companies : AI Film, BBC ... Read More »

Looper | Movie Review

Looper | Movie Review

It is not very often that a geeky concept proves equally appealing to the masses – but there is one exception that has fascinated humans for ages. Yes, we are talking about Time Travel. The countless ways it has been featured in works of fiction from H.G. Wells’ Time machine to Terminator to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to 2012 movie Looper, are just a few popular beads on the string. The concept itself is so fantastic and involves such profound consideration of the circle of causes and effects, that it always defies complete satisfaction to human intellect. ... Read More »

The Adjustment Bureau | Movie Review

The Adjustment Bureau | Movie Review

As noted previously on this blog, Philip K Dick’s stories have inspired numerous motion picture adaptations. Another member of that long list is the 2011 American film “The Adjustment Bureau” which was loosely based on short story named “Adjustment Team“. The film revolves around the well-publicised American notion of the “Big Brother is watching you“. It also briefly discusses the concept of Free will but if we were to pick a one-liner description for this film, it would be “Everything is Planned“. Movie : The Adjustment Bureau Producer : George Nolfi, Chris Moore, Michael Hackett, Bill Carraro, Isa Dick Hackett, ... Read More »