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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Point Break
Point Break(2015)
½

It's got a plot that makes no sense whatsoever and basically is compilation of some real good action and stunt spots.

Enemy
Enemy(2014)
½

Denis Villeneuve keeps you hooked in this thriller that moves along briskly and has a tensed and dark setting. Though the ending is senseless it catches you off guard.

The Gift
The Gift(2015)
½

'The Gift' is a fine directorial debut by Joel Edgerton who also stars in this tense and smart thriller that unravels beautifully.

Everest
Everest(2015)

'Everest' is a stunning and visually captivating movie. You're given the feeling that you are in the midst of the unforgiving terrain. The cinematography is great, the cast is wonderful and the plot, which is based on a true story is interesting and well told.

The Walk
The Walk(2015)

'The Walk' maintains a very light hearted feeling to it even in some of the tense moments. The visuals are great but at times feel very superficial.

Spy
Spy(2015)
½

'Spy' sees Melissa McCarthy at her best. She's delightful to watch and is very well supported by the rest of the cast. The gags are hilarious and the movie shows surprising depth in terms of plot for a comedy.

The Martian
The Martian(2015)

'The Martian' is a fine addition to the sci-fi genre. The execution of all the science involved throughout the movie is perfect and the overall portrayal of Mars is brilliant. Matt Damon's performance is the highlight of this movie. It's an absolute delight to watch him channel tense situations through lightheartedness. 'The Martian' is a thrilling watch!

Jurassic World
½

'Jurassic World' packs all the punches in terms of entertainment and creating a visual spectacle and hence, loses track of its plot. There are parts that seem outlandish but can be ignored thanks to the entertainment quotient. Chris Pratt does extremely well as the lead.

Sicario
Sicario(2015)
½

Denis Villenuve is fast becoming one of my favorite directors. 'Sicario' easily ranks as one of the best movies of the year. The story is well-told, the direction and cinematography are perfect and the tense and gritty atmosphere is omnipresent. The performances from the leads further elevates the overall brilliance of this film.

Entourage
Entourage(2015)
½

The Boys are back! Entourage retains most of the elements that made it such a well liked and popular TV Show and that is precisely why fans would love this movie.

Unfriended
Unfriended(2015)
½

It takes a while getting used to watching an online chat session involving teenagers but as the thrills gradually start to play in it's actually a pretty interesting watch. Decent movie.

Ted 2
Ted 2(2015)
½

'Ted 2' is a worthy sequel that really doesn't deviate too much from the first movie. It's still maintains the vulgarity and raunchiness of the original. This time around, the focus shifts from the 'bromance' between Ted and Mark Wahlberg, which was in many ways the high point of the first movie, to a more personal aspect of Ted's life. Nonetheless, Ted 2 is still a funny and entertaining movie.

American Ultra

'American Ultra' lives up to what you can expect from a stoner-action movie. It's silly, over the top and can't be taken too seriously. The leads (Jesse Eisenberg and Kirsten Stewart) seem to work well together (Adventureland) and share a good chemistry. 'American Ultra' is entertaining at best.

Seven (Se7en)

I've probably watched this movie some 15 years too late. It's a cult classic in its genre. Seven marked the arrival of David Fincher who has been one of the finest directors of this age. Seven is brutal, intense, suspenseful and it has an epic finale. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as the two detectives are wonderful and they compliment each other perfectly, but its Kevin Spacey's 15 minute finale that leaves you awestruck.

Ant-Man
Ant-Man(2015)

Ant-Man is a wonderful addition to the Marvel Universe and what makes the movie great is a fantastic performance from Paul Rudd. The action pieces are very unique and thrilling and the support cast is great.

Southpaw
Southpaw(2015)
½

The fights are great and so is the drama but then there are moments that are slightly weak and hamper the overall impact of the movie. Nonetheless, it's a gripping tale and with a fantastic performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, 'Southpaw' is a good watch!

Wild
Wild(2014)

'Wild' is a fantastic portrayal of a single woman's journey that perfectly intertwines moments of humor, suffering and spiritual awakening through its constant flashbacks. Reese Witherspoon is a revelation, maintaining my belief that she is one of my favorite actresses.

Now You See Me
½

'Now You See Me' is high on grandiose and gimmicks and while it lacks any sort of character development its entertaining enough to keep the audience interested in the proceedings.

Blue Valentine
½

Director Derek Cianfrance perfectly nails the intricacies of American marriages in this fine drama that portrays the wonderful past and gloomy present of a couples' rocky relationship. Acting is great, the chemistry between Gosling and Williams is wonderful!

Still Alice
Still Alice(2015)
½

Led by a heartbreaking performance from Julianne Moore, 'Still Alice' handles the issue at hand with utmost sensitivity and wonderful story-telling.

Honeymoon
Honeymoon(2014)

It doesn't really scare but it is an intriguing movie with a likable lead cast.

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

It's a good, entertaining watch thanks to Simon Pegg who brings his A game and completely steals the show with his antics.

Taken 3
Taken 3(2015)
½

It's a very pointless and unnecessary addition to the franchise. Lazy storytelling, terrible plot and repetitive action sequences that no longer hold your attention.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Part 1 is a perfect and sombre lead up to what should be an exciting finale.

What's Your Number?
½

Anna Faris is her usual funny self here, but this is a highly predictable movie that fizzes out badly in the second hour.

How Do You Know

With the kind of talent involved, you have a lot of expectations from this film. However, it disappoints in almost all possible aspects.

The Riot Club (Posh)

It' a watchable fare. It's pushing for more but falls short at the end.

Exodus: Gods and Kings
½

It's a movie that is in a rush to tell a story which is ironic considering it has a pretty long run time. It keeps you engrossed in parts while their are plenty of moments that seem forced and rushed. The special effects are grand.

The Captive
The Captive(2014)

'The Captive' is anything but a captivating movie. It's got a plot that has no direction and gets muddled with its ludicrous and confusing time line changes. It's a beautifully set movie and tries hard to maintain a dark tone but fails miserably.

Just Before I Go

It's a pretty good movie thanks to its weird characters and a unique style of comedy that's intriguing.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' can boast of strong performances from its leads that share a wonderful chemistry. It's a pretty honest portrayal of love and the effects of a loss.

The Drop
The Drop(2014)
½

'The Drop' is a very good addition to the crime drama genre. It builds on a well written script that has been well executed. Tom Hardy as Bob puts in a finely restrained performance that literally bursts to life in an exciting climax.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

A disappointing follow up. It tries to repeat most of the shenanigans from its predecessor but doesn't quite reach the highs and instead finds itself following flat most of the time. Avoidable.

A Most Violent Year
½

'A Most Violent Year' is a movie with the right amount of grit and grip that tells a fine story, which moves at a comfortable pace thanks to a fantastic cast.

Good Kill
Good Kill(2015)

'Good Kill' focuses on the downsides of drone warfare and it's a decent character study on the people involved behind the scenes of carrying out these drone strikes. The director does a pretty good job in depicting the atrocities involved and the culmination was well played out. It's a good modern war drama.

Slow West
Slow West(2015)

A very impressive debut from John Maclean, who serves a fast-paced, riveting Western that keeps you hooked to the proceedings. It's a simple story that has been extremely well told and one that unravels in a unique style. The culmination to this story is simply brilliant. It's a highly recommended film.

Maggie
Maggie(2015)

'Maggie' is a painfully slow and depressing movie that just doesn't seem to grab your attention. Boring!

Hot Pursuit
Hot Pursuit(2015)
½

'Hot Pursuit' has a likable odd lead pair that could have worked well for the movie except that it's unfunny with a muddled plot. Even its 90 minute runtime feels excruciatingly long.

The Age of Adaline
½

'Age of Adaline' is formulaic to a fault, but it's got a pretty interesting story to tell that has been well directed and backed by a wonderful performance from the very lovable Blake Lively.

Danny Collins

A genuinely pleasing movie from Al Pacino after years! Based on true events, 'Danny Collins' starts of as a light-hearted drama and maintains this flow even through its sentimental moments in the second half, which mainly can be attributed to the charm and dialogue delivery of Al Pacino and a very likable support cast.

Insurgent
Insurgent(2015)
½

Doesn't improve on the faults of it's predecessor, 'Invergent' doesn't really do much in terms of taking the story forward. Apart from introducing a couple of fresh characters, this just feels like a slight extension to the first movie. It's average at best and a lot of work has to be done to the two-part trilogy ending movies.

Blue Ruin
Blue Ruin(2014)
½

'Blue Ruin' is a grim revenge story that focuses on one mans act of vengeance. It's well written and different in the sense that our protagonist, brilliantly portrayed as Macon Blair, is conceived as a feeble man with no history of violence that gradually grows into a fearless yet inept killer in order to protect his family. It's not a very long movie and is comfortably paced.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
½

'TMNT' is a very average movie. While the script lacks punch and heart that would have been acceptable had the movie not taken itself to seriously and focused more on the camaraderie amongst the turtles and all the fun and goofiness that goes with it. Lots to improve ahead of an already announced sequel.

Mission: Impossible III
½

Definitely better than the second, but not as good as the first. Nevertheless, it's a great movie. Some wonderful and breathtaking action scenes. Plot is good, again better than the second but does not reach the heights of the first. Overall, it's a worthy addition to the Mission Impossible franchise.

Mission: Impossible 2

The first sequel of the Mission Impossible franchise is not as good as the first. Infact, it does well in the action part but the plot is a letdown. There are some gaping holes in the plot, but if your into entertainment then you won't be letdown!

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
½

With 'MI:Ghost Protocol', Tom Cruise re-ignited a franchise that seemed to be on its last legs. 'Rogue Nation' continues this resurrection with some unique and fantastic action set pieces (the underground heist and the opera shootout scenes in particular). Tom Cruise continues to distinguish himself as a one of a kind action hero and pushes the boundaries of self-performed stunts. He's more than ably supported by stars who add to the fun and frolic to the proceedings. The missions that have their own uniqueness and the outrageous gadgets and stunts add to the fun, 'Rogue Nation' is a wonderful addition to a franchise that is both charming and very entertaining.

St. Vincent
St. Vincent(2014)
½

'St.Vincent' sees Bill Murray return to good form here in a film that's both funny and then gets emotional towards the end. It's a pleasant surprise!

Get Hard
Get Hard(2015)

'Get Hard' has enough laughs from its funny leads that goes some way in covering up a paper thing plot that has promise but lacks any direction. Decent watch.

True Story
True Story(2015)

Lots of promise, but all you get in the end is a dull and rather disappointing suspense free true crime drama that doesn't really seem to have any direction or purpose.

The Damned United
½

It's not only a fine adaption of David Peace's novel of the same name but also a fantastic depiction of one of English Football's iconic managers, Brian Clough. Michael Sheen as Brian Clough is a revelation as he portrays the outspoken and brash manager with utmost conviction. One of the finest movies on the sport.

Ex Machina
Ex Machina(2015)
½

'Ex Machina' does a fine job in elevating itself from a pretty crowded genre of sci-fi movies by keeping things simple and well polished. It manages to stay engaging while maintaining a tense atmosphere.

Tammy
Tammy(2014)
½

A disaster of a movie. It's a jumbled mess that tries hard to keep its audience engaged but fails miserably.

Focus
Focus(2015)

'Focus' is a movie that fails to capitalize on its strong first half that features plenty of twists and turns. The second hour loses 'focus' and is very sloppy that leads to a less than convincing climax. The performances from Will Smith and Margot Robbie are great. Overall, 'Focus' is a fun movie but not entirely memorable.

Big Eyes
Big Eyes(2014)
½

It's an impressive biopic boasted by wonderful performances from Amy Adams and Waltz.

The Skeleton Twins

With the likes of Hader, Kristen Wiig and Ty Burrell you would expect 90 minutes of laughs but 'The Skeleton Twins' surprised all by being much more than that. It's a pretty engaging family drama that balances its laughs with some great story-telling that connects with the audience on an emotional level. Worth a watch!

Run All Night

It's your typical Liam Neeson action fare that doesn't disappoint but neither manages to pack a strong enough punch to last in its audiences memories.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

It's outrageous entertainment from the onset. Add quirky characters and some fine action sequences to this stylish spy fare and you have a winner.

Fifty Shades of Grey

There are probably 50 things wrong with this movie, but to summarize, it's got a non-existent plot, the steamy scenes are alright. It's got a run time of around 2 hours but you wish it gets over much sooner. It's probably a fair reflection of how terrible the novel is.

Mad Max: Fury Road
½

It's a bold move to attempt to resurrect a franchise after three decades, but it's a move that pays off in dividends. Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the best action movies to be made. Like its predecessors, there is minimal dialogue, but whatever dialogue there is, it's simple and hard-hitting. The action which is mainly composed of car chases is fantastic and packs a punch with its audience. What further elevates this movie is the insanity and weirdness that is thrown at us in wonderful bursts. What a movie!

Birdman
Birdman(2014)

It's a good black comedy that is technically brilliant and thought provoking with its layered plot.

Before Sunset
½

'Before Sunset' picks up nine years after our two protagonists spent a night together in Vienna. Set in Paris, our two lovers cross paths again and set out through lovely quaint streets, engaging themselves in conversations that are so wonderful and natural. The chemistry between the lead is spell-bounding and there are moments of sheer genius between the two. It's a lovely sequel that expands on a truly realistic love story.

Mud
Mud(2013)

'Mud' is the story of two boys who meet a man hiding out at a deserted island. What follows is a tale of love, trust and bonding. Director Jeff Nichols manages to bring out the rural lifestyle quite wonderfully and gloriously. Matthew McConaughey is in top form here, and the two kids are brilliant.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape
½

It flawlessly captures the small town essence and the problems that plague plenty of families. While Depp puts in a wonderfully measured and level-headed performance, the star of the show is a young DiCaprio.

The Croods
The Croods(2013)
½

It's a fun and entertaining fare that sticks to a simple plot with aplenty laughs and innovative moments.

Unbroken
Unbroken(2014)

'Unbroken' is a good attempt to depict the incredible life of Louie Zamperini. It starts of strong but as the film progresses you realize you really don't have any emotional attachment to the sufferings that our hero is being subjected to. Maybe its because the second hour, we aren't really treated to much character development nor the pain and anguish that the movie is trying to project. It's a good movie but not great.

Starred Up
Starred Up(2014)
½

'Starred Up tackles a number of issues here, and does so with brutal and unwavering honesty. It's a wonderful prison drama that focuses on a volatile and an extremely violent young individual and the relationship he shares with his father inside a prison that is ridden with politics and corruption. The movies unflinching honest portrayal of prison life is its high point.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
½

It's safe to say that the life of the great Nelson Mandela is too vast to be portrayed in a single movie, which is why this biopic at times feels too rushed. Nonetheless, its still a very powerful movie that brings to light the struggles that this great human being underwent for the peaceful co-existence of society. Idris Elba portrays Nelson Mandela with so much gusto and perfection. Brilliant and moving!

Jupiter Ascending

Visually pleasing but there isn't much else that works. A muddled plot which fails to create any sort of excitement or interest. Disappointing and a disaster when you consider the money that went behind making this movie.

John Wick
John Wick(2014)

'John Wick' is not only fast paced and action-packed but also it sticks to a simple plot and proceeds with a sleek and stylish rhythm. What makes the whole fare even better is the commanding presence of Keanu Reeves. An eventful and possibly great action franchise in the making.

Ender's Game
Ender's Game(2013)
½

What starts of as a bright and fast-paced fare seems to lose interest in its own source work to end as an average movie that wastes the talents of its seasoned cast.

White Bird in a Blizzard
½

It's an awkward movie that tries to blend together a whole range of elements from suspense to comedy to coming of age drama but fails to achieve that perfect mix. The leads try hard and even the twist at the end can't salvage this sloppy movie.

Avengers: Age of Ultron
½

Earth's Mightiest Heroes are back and with a few additions to the group they are up against their biggest foe till date. Joss Whedon returns to try and match the original Avengers movie and though he falls short, Age of Ultron is still a very good movie and a worthy end of MCU's Phase 2. It's retains the expertly choreographed action sequences, the funny banter amongst our heroes and an intimidating villain. The plot might seem to get muddled at times, but at the end of it all, we are left with a wonderfully satisfying cinematic experience! Well done Marvel! Well done Joss Whedon!

This Is Where I Leave You

Its a movie that has its moments in an otherwise ordinary script. The talented cast does extremely well to elevate this movie from completely falling apart and keeping its audience interested in proceedings. Good watch!

The Maze Runner
½

It does well to create a plot that is intriguing and interesting. It's young cast does well and the movie is well paced. As the credits rolls, I found myself genuinely looking forward to the sequel.

Fury
Fury(2014)

'Fury' has a certain grit and unwavering darkness in every frame that leaves its viewers tensed and uncertain throughout. The characters come to life in the second hour before really taking off during the course of a truly grand finale.

Lucy
Lucy(2014)

Comparisons to 'Limitless' end with the movies plot that revolves around the brain to function at a much higher potential. With every passing frame the movie gets darker and silly.

The Trip To Italy
½

Haven't watched the original and took a while to realize that Coogan and Brydon are playing semi-ficitonalized versions of themselves. Nonetheless, it's a pretty relaxed road trip that we get to witness with some fine imitations.

The Good Lie
The Good Lie(2014)

Its brings to light the painful survival tale of thousands of 'lost boys' who were brought to America to be given a better life. 'The Good Lie' is a heartwarming depiction of a family of 'lost boys',supported by a good performance by Reese Witherspoon.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
½

Watched the sequel only after reading the books and this movie does justice to its source material. Much like the book, the movie does a fine job in building up to a possibly riveting conclusion to this trilogy which is much more darker and intense than I first expected.

The Book Thief

It's a heartwarming tale that holds the power of literature in high regard, yet the movie never seems to leave its comfort zone despite strong performances all round.

The Equalizer

The only good takeaway from this movie is Denzel Washington delivering some brutal justice. 'The Equalizer' is otherwise a pretty good movie with some good performances and some great action sets.

Training Day
Training Day(2001)

Featuring a brilliant performance from Denzel Washington, Training Day is one of the better cop dramas that portrays a brutal and hauntingly accurate depiction of how corrupt cops function.

Winter's Tale
½

What a waste of a great cast and possibly great source material! This movie fails to hold the attention of the audience which would be down to some terrible execution.

The Interview

'The Interview' is a movie that works in parts. It's got some great jokes amidst some pretty ordinary ones. The premise is downright laughable and it's sad how this could result into a global controversy. Good watch!

Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher(2014)

'Foxcatcher' is a true crime drama that features some great performances, especially from Steve Carell and Channing Tatum. It's slow-paced and focuses more on it's three leads than the actual events that the movie is based on. Good but not as great as it could have been.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
½

A fitting close to the Hobbit trilogy. Yes, it could be said that the movie runs on for slightly longer than it should but then again, why complain? It's a rousing conclusion to a trilogy that never really hit the heights of LOTR but created a nice little following of its own.

The Theory of Everything

A wonderful depiction of Stephen Hawking's remarkable life. Rather than focusing completely on Stephen Hawking's achievements in the field of science, the love story between Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane is the heart of this movie. Nobody could have portrayed the great man any better than Eddie Redmayne, who deserves every single accolade and award that has come his way.

The Imitation Game
½

A satisfying biopic of an individual whose achievements and life story deserves much more respect and recognition. Benedict Cumberbatch seamlessly brings to life a complicated individual.

Furious 7
Furious 7(2015)
½

A fitting farewell for Paul Walker, Furious 7 is a fantastic addition to this wonderful franchise that continues to add to the thrills and stunts that have made these movies so loved for years. Here's hoping to many more movies from Toretto and family.

Dumb and Dumber To

'Dumb and Dumber To' is everything you'd expect it to be. It's stupid, it falls flat at times and it has its funny moments. It's your good old afternoon flick.

Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler(2014)

'Nightcrawler' is an intense and dark thriller with a fantastic performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. It's got a thought provoking plot that revolves around freelance camera crews and a man whose dedication to be the best will see him push the limits.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

It's peppered with the occasional laughs and has its moments but its still the weakest of the trilogy. Nonetheless it's an entertaining fare.

Chef
Chef(2014)
½

'Chef' is a feel good movie that picks a simple topic, food porn, and sticks to the basics so as to deliver an uncomplicated and lovable movie.

American Sniper

'American Sniper' is a fantastic and intense portrayal of the life of Chris Kyle. While the movie does tend to slip into phases that seem like 'Join the Army' ad campaigns, Clint Eastwood does an otherwise wonderful job blending patriotism while still focusing on elements of depression and stress. Bradley Cooper delivers a tense and breakthrough performance as Chris Kyle.

Boyhood
Boyhood(2014)
½

'Boyhood' is an exceptional coming-to-age story and a landmark in cinema. To shoot a movie for over 12 years and witness our characters age through the course of the movie is ground-breaking and but an excellent narrative makes the proceedings even more dear to the heart. Backed by an excellent soundtrack that wonderfully depict the passing years and trends, 'Boyhood' is one of the finest movies of the year.

Gone Girl
Gone Girl(2014)

Fans of the novel will be very pleased at how well a job David Fincher does to bring the story to life. From the characters to the twisted plot shifts, Fincher proves that he is a notch above the rest when it comes to crime thrillers.

A Most Wanted Man
½

'A Most Wanted Man' has a plot that keeps you interested but it's also boasted by the genius of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Guardians of the Galaxy

'Guardians of the Galaxy' is another feather in the cap for Marvel. It brings together a team of unique and likable characters who embark on a wild and outrageously comical journey that leaves the audience truly mesmerized.

Let's Be Cops
½

The lead do really well to rise above a ridiculous plot to leave its audience with a mildly satisfying experience.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Builds on a brilliant first movie, which is encouraging in itself. 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is an engaging and intelligent take into the world of Apes with humans used as a mere backdrop. The visual effects are stunning and the pace and overall energy and execution of the film are top-notch. A wonderful franchise so far.

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Sin City is one of my favorite movies simply because it introduced a kind of cinema never seen or experienced before. A Dame to Kill For isn't really an improvement on the original. Infact, in terms of storyline its a couple of notches down. The segment involving Jessica Alba is very weak and hampers the movie . The visuals are great, but to no avail if you don't have a movie that keeps your attention throughout. A Dame to Kill Foor is a one-time watch.

22 Jump Street

'22 Jump Street' literally let's its audience know what to expect from this sequel and it meets those expectations. Builds on from where the first movie left, '22 Jump Street' sees our two cops go undercover in college to bust a drug ring. What follows are chapters of hilarity, a test of friendship and trust and hilarious shenanigans. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are brilliant once again the 'bromance' between the two is outstanding. The possibility of further sequels is enticing.

Dazed and Confused

A cult classic. It wonderfully portrays a time and age that current generations could only wish to live in. 'Dazed and Confused' is the next best thing. A free-spirited movie with some truly memorable characters and dialogue. This is one for the ages.

Interstellar
Interstellar(2014)
½

The genius of Christopher Nolan will never cease to amaze me. With 'Interstellar' he tests the realms of our imagination with this visually appealing and thought provoking journey into the unknown. The effort made by the director in ensuring perfection is visible throughout this near 3 hour long flick. The ensemble cast all play their parts wonderfully, and as the credits roll, we are left with a sense of disbelief and awe.

2001: A Space Odyssey

A perfect ensemble of special effects well beyond its years, a hauntingly beautiful background score and a vision that can only make you sit back an admire. '2001: A Space Odyssey' is a cinematic masterpiece.

Begin Again
Begin Again(2014)
½

'Begin Again' is a very enjoyable movie. It's probably one of the feel good movies of the year. Backed superbly by a terrific cast and excellent music.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is a fantastic sequel. It builds on a brilliant story that grabs the attention of its audience and further establishing itself as one of the great animation franchises.

Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer(2014)

'Snowpiercer' is a wonderful blend of sci-fi and post apocalyptic savagery. It doesn't hold back in any department, and is well shot and well enacted. One of the marvels of the year.

Man on Fire
Man on Fire(2004)
½

Man on Fire is a Denzel Washington show from start to finish.

Transformers: Age of Extinction
½

Weakest of the four movies by far. Non-existent and highly pointless in terms of plot. It's overlong and you're left wondering more often than not that why this movie was made. The action is great and it's the only reason why this movie is worth watching. Mark Wahlberg and co. do their best but this should mark the death knell of this franchise that has entertained hordes of movie-goers.

Transcendence
½

Lifeless and a waste of a very interesting premise, 'Transcendence' is interesting for the first 10-15 minutes before going downhill for the rest of the movie. It lacks rhythm and fails to evoke any sort of excitement, making it a pretty unbearable movie to watch.

Epic
Epic(2013)
½

'Epic' doesn't do much to really stand out from other movies in its genre, but it's a well-made, simplistic flick that holds its own and entertains with its impressive animation and fast pace.

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts(2012)

It's a largely uneventful movie that doesn't seem to have a clue where it's headed. However, gradually it settles into an idealistic pace and then seems to go through its motions.

X-Men: Days of Future Past
½

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is probably the best X-Men movie till date. It's a fast-paced movie that finely juggles its numerous characters and subplots all combining to give a movie that is nothing else than astounding.

Blended
Blended(2014)

'Blended' is actually a pretty bland, nonsensical movie. The whole African trip is crude and sadly the whole movie revolves around this. The Drew Barrymore - Adam Sandler chemistry is pretty much the only saving grace in this otherwise bore-fest.

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks

'We Steal Secrets' is a powerful, hard-hitting documentary that really makes its viewers sit up and realize how little they know about what's going on around them. It's been portrayed like a real life thriller but more importantly, it's highly informative.

Neighbors
Neighbors(2014)

'Neighbors' is a funny movie with well spread out laughs and vulgarity. It boasts of a great cast that works together really well. It's an entertaining ride that you wish could go on for a while longer.

The Raid 2
The Raid 2(2014)

The sequel adds more in terms of storyline. The martial arts and fight sequences in general are some of the best you'll see and the movie is not short of brutal violence. It's an action-packed ride from start to finish.

They Came Together
½

It's a nice, funny spoof on romantic comedies. The one-liners are brilliant and the chemistry between Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler is the highlight of the movie.

Palo Alto
Palo Alto(2014)
½

'Palo Alto' is a good portrayal of a dark time that most individuals have to go through and what measures they take to find a release. The movie is honest and clear about the story it wants to tell . The performances are what you'd expect from a group of talented young actors.

Brick Mansions

It's a carbon copy of the orginal French movie 'District-13' and they've even picked up one of the original leads. While the action is as good as the orginal the proceedings seem to be lazily shot. However, it's great to see Paul Walker having fun in a movie that was one was his last.

August: Osage County

Intelligent dialogue and writing. Some funny bits nicely sprinkled out and decent characters. August: Osage County is a good movie.

Draft Day
Draft Day(2014)
½

For someone who doesn't have a clue about the NFL and the whole draft day situation, I found this movie to be pretty entertaining. It's well shot and well paced, and the star cast, led by Kevin Costner, does a pretty good job. It's a worthy entertainer.

Divergent
Divergent(2014)

'Divergent' tries to be too smart for its own good. The movie seems to lose sight of what its trying to convey from time to time. However, there are a good number of strong sequences which are well complemented by a strong and likable cast. It's a good watch.

Night Moves
Night Moves(2014)

The movie starts of well and keeps you interested up until the final act which leaves you pretty disappointed with the overall movie. Nevertheless, interesting characters and an even more interesting plot makes this a decent movie.

Red 2
Red 2(2013)
½

'Red 2' is a good follow up to the highly likable 'Red'. The original star-cast is back along with a couple of worthy additions, the light humor and explosive action sequences are at par with its predecessor. It's a worthy sequel!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
½

'The Amazing Spiderman 2' is not only weaker than its predecessor but also the first three Spiderman movies to come out. While the chemistry between Spiderman and Gwen Stacy is a delight, it's the same problem that plagued the first movie that comes to effect this movie and that's the narrative involving the villains, who have been given silly backstories. The action sequences are wonderful and help in elevating this movie. Andrew Garfield makes a good Spiderman and personally a more likable Spiderman than Toby. The villains comprised of some big names but were largely wasted. Emma Stone who lit up the screen in scenes involving her will be missed. Overall, it's not really a bad movie, but it's a few notches below some of the better superhero movies we've seen over the years.

The Lone Ranger

'The Lone Ranger' is an overlong, stale and nonsensical movie. You lose focus in a plot that spirals out of control very soon. The action sequences are loud and silly. The performances are ordinary.

The Company You Keep
½

'The Company You Keep' is an under-rated movie. It's a competent thriller that keeps its viewers interested in the proceedings. The ending might seem weak but the rest of the movie has been well shot and enacted.

Cosmopolis
Cosmopolis(2012)

One of the worst movies I have seen in a while. It tries to be a smart movie, filled with supposedly smart dialogues but none of it makes any sense.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation
½

Doesn't really improve upon it's predecessor, this movie has great action set pieces and an outrageous plot much like the first movie.

Joe
Joe(2014)

A gritty tale of friendship, abuse and redemption, 'Joe' is hard-hitting film in all aspects. Tye Sheridan carries this film on his young shoulders like a seasoned pro. For Nicolas Cage, this is the kind of role that should put to rest to some of his critics.

The Help
The Help(2011)
½

'The Help' is an entertaining, heartfelt story revolving around the unlikely friendship of three vastly different women set in a time of unprecedented discrimination based on color. While it might get overtly emotional at times, its narrative is evenly spread with some wonderful light-hearted moments. The cast is wonderful and they really keep you engrossed in the proceedings.

Locke
Locke(2014)

Stephen Knight has made a little gem of a movie. The entire movie has been shot within the confines of a single location, which in itself is a hard enough task considering you need to keep an audience interested. It's a fantastic character study of a man who decides to own up to his one mistake. Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke is a revelation.

The Other Woman

'The Other Woman' starts of well and keeps you interested in the proceedings for the first hour. However, during it's second hour it seems to lose focus and by the time the credits roll you're left with a relatively mild entertainer. Leslie Mann is amazing and steals most of the scenes she's in.

The Double
The Double(2014)
½

'The Double' is a dark comedy that is a close examination of a beat down government employee who finds his body double taking over his life. It's a clever movie that works mainly because it doesn't try to be too complex or smart and also because of some fine direction by Richard Ayoade.

The Frozen Ground

'The Frozen Ground' based on true events is a competent thriller that plays out like many other movies in its genre. The wintry Alaska setting and strong performances from Cage and Cusack keep you interested as the proceedings unfold in an otherwise average movie.

Need For Speed

'Need For Speed' has got a very ordinary and thin plot and is too long for its own liking. The car sequences are great and entertaining but there's nothing new that we haven't seen before. Aaron Paul makes a good lead.

Out of the Furnace
½

The movies promises alot, yet doesn't deliver on most of them. It's a movie that never really takes off and that's down to some shoddy writing that lacks grit and enthusiasm. Not even a star cast of such calibre can elevate this movie from being plain ordinary.

The Kings of Summer

'The Kings of Summer' is a gem of an indie comedy that grabs your attention from start to finish. It's subtle, imaginative and it's got its heart in the right place and characters who make you pay attention to them.

Larry Crowne
Larry Crowne(2011)
½

It's a pretty ordinary movie when you consider the big names and talent involved. Once you're done with the movie, you move on without a single memory.

Hercules
Hercules(2014)

It's a pretty simple movie with a safe and predictable, fast-paced plot and decent action. Nothing special or out of the ordinary here.

Under the Skin
½

'Under the Skin' is a hard movie to like because of the manner in which the story has been told and portrayed. S. Johansson is fantastic and portrays alot without really saying much.

This is 40
This is 40(2012)
½

'This is 40' is a follow up to Knocked Up and though it isn't as funny or entertaining as its predecessor, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann still manage to put together a fair amount of laughs. The film has a warmth about it that keeps you interested as the lives of the two main characters unfold, albeit the story doesn't really seem to head towards any meaningful ending.

The Expendables 3

It's the weakest film in the trilogy but still a fun movie to watch for action movie fans. While the original cast returns alongwith worthwhile cameos from Bendaras and Ford, the newcomers are unconvincing and seem out of place.

Sabotage
Sabotage(2014)

'Sabotage' starts of well and sets up what seems to be a good plot but its been so mishandled that in the end we're left with a mess of a film.

Noah
Noah(2014)

'Noah' is a bold take on the biblical character of the same name. While it's well presented and enacted, it has some major issues that really effect the overall outlook of the film.

Saving Mr. Banks
½

'Saving Mr.Banks' explores the emotional backstory of the classic 'Mary Poppins' and does a wonderful job at it. The two parallel stories, while set in different times are wonderfully intertwined. The performances from Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are wonderful.

The Heat
The Heat(2013)
½

Brings back memories of 'The Other Guys' but with a female lead pair. Entertaining, constant laughs and an odd lead pair that works well.

Lone Survivor

'Lone Survivor' is a tense war film based on the true story of four Navy Seals on an ill-fated mission. The pace and wonderful cinematography keeps the audience on the edge of their seats as our characters struggle against odds to survive. 'Lone Survivor' is one of the finest war movies in recent memory.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is proof of a director who seamlessly and elegantly portrays his imagination on screen. It is a fine piece of simplistic story-telling boasting characters who come in like a breath of fresh air. Beautiful and immensely pleasing.

Only Lovers Left Alive
½

'Only Lovers Left Alive' is a queer yet refreshing entry to the vampires genre. It tells the story of two lovers bothered and depressed as mankind gradually heads to crumbles. It boasts of an alluring soundtrack and a lead pair whose chemistry is the finest we have seen in a while.

Despicable Me 2

One of those rare cases when a sequel matches its predecessor from roll to roll. Despicable Me 2 is funny, highly entertaining and has a good story to tell.

Monsters University
½

. 'Monsters University' is a rather simple, formulaic prequel which is rather surprising from a studio that usually doesn't play safe. However, it's still a fun movie and while it's a couple of notches down as compared to 'Monsters Inc.' it's still a great film.

About Time
About Time(2013)
½

'About Time' is the kind of movie that gently pulls all the right strings, leaving you happy and satisfied as the credits begin to roll. It works thanks to a lovable cast and a director who fuses together elements of comedy, romance and sci-fi.

Non-Stop
Non-Stop(2014)
½

'Non-Stop' is a well-made edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller that is elevated thanks to yet another action-packed performance by Liam Neeson, who camouflages the cracks in the plot and a relatively outrageous ending. It's the kind of movie you would give you a satisfactory Sunday afternoon.

The LEGO Movie
½

While it sticks to a pretty basic and simple storyline, 'The Lego Movie' is packed with wonderful animation, funny and engrossing characters and a good set of laughs backed by a talented voice-cast.

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow

Doug Liman's 'Edge of Tomorrow' is an intelligent, funny and edgy sci-fi thriller that has been well told, The director smoothly integrates laughs and smart action sets with the constant time-looping sequences which in itself is commendable.

The Normal Heart
½

It's a portrayal of on a very sensitive, yet major issue and through the characters, each of whom is given a chance to shine and portray the pain and anguish that has been ignored for decades.

300: Rise of an Empire

'300: Rise of an Empire', while being an unnecessary sequel considering the original was a wonderful film on its own, is nonetheless a decent follow-up. It manages to live up to the live-action that gave the original cult status, and while it adds more blood and gore, it fails with a shoddy un-even script.

Godzilla
Godzilla(2014)

While the first trailers of the 'Godzilla' reboot had me curious and optimistic that this was going to be a great movie, I found myself disappointed after stepping out the theater. While it's undoubtedly a visual treat, it takes a while to get going and when it eventually does, it's not before the last 30 minutes we see the true potential that director Gareth Edwards possesses. This movie shows promise for future installments, in terms of an individual film, it's a letdown when you think of the burden of expectations it was carrying.

RoboCop
RoboCop(2014)

'RoboCop' is a decent remake. It keeps you interested in the proceedings with some good acting and action, but the movie doesn't do enough to keep its audience engaged as it lacks the necessary bite in terms of a storyline.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
½

'Jack Ryan' is an edge of the seat thriller with a decent plot and some edgy action sequences. It's fast-paced, pretty well executed and it avoids plot twists and turns which complements well with the pace of the movie. The cast is strong and this could be the start of a very decent and watchable franchise.

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim(2013)

Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim' is a hardcore entertainer; with some standout CGI visuals, an overload of fight sequences and destruction. Apart from that the acting and cast are likable and these factors make up for a plot that is borderline ridiculous. But when you have such expansive action sets with robots and monsters going at it, you really don't mind.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
½

The news team is back after a long wait and while the sequel may not reach the heights of the first film, Anchorman 2 is a good follow up. The jokes are still funny and extremely weird, and while the plot tends to get unnecessarily bogged down for a while, it's still an enjoyable fare with some wonderful and surprising cameos. Worth the long wait!

Inside Llewyn Davis
½

It's a wonderful portrayal of the life of a struggling folk singer in the early 60s who just can't seem to get a decent break that would elevate his career and ease some of the personal obstacles. At times you're made to feel sorry for the protagonist as he tries to make ends meet. The Coen brothers give the film a spectacular portrayal of New York in the 60s and the wonderful tunes are perfectly tied in with the proceedings.

The Spectacular Now

'The Spectacular Now' is one of the better coming-to-age movies I've seen in a while, thanks to its likable cast, it's intelligent script and it's sweet love story.

Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine(2013)
½

'Blue Jasmine' is a fantastic character study by Woody Allen. An uptown housewife, dealing with a mid-life crisis, portrayed by the wonderful Cate Blanchett, who brings out the emotions and sheer helplessness of a woman responsible for her own turmoil. It's funny, short and rather engaging. Vintage Woody Allen.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints
½

While it sticks to a simple plot, 'Ain't The Bodies Saints' makes use of its highly talented cast to develop a love story that oozes a feeling of hopelessness and dread. The cinematography and musical score elevate this movie and the character development is what defines it. It's a worthy watch.

12 Years a Slave

'12 Years a Slave' is nothing short of a cinematic masterpiece. It's an honest and brutal portrayal of a time gone by. Steve McQueen pores his emotions and soul into this film, and the outcome is visible. The journey of a man who sets out to regain his freedom and family has never been made to look so painful and devastating.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
½

Rarely does a sequel manage to trump it's predecessor. Steve Rogers was given a great origin story, but it's the sequel that finally places him as the rightful leader of the Avengers. With Nick Fury and Black Widow by his side, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is high on action, it's got a riveting plot and some easter eggs that would make the wait for the 2nd Avengers movie even more excruciating. The finest follow up that any of the band of superheroes has been given.

Homefront
Homefront(2013)

'Homefront' is your typical Jason Statham action flick. It's predictable, it's got an average plot, and then it's got Statham ruthlessly beating everything that gets in his way. What's interesting is James Franco as the main villain and how little he does to fill that role.

Prisoners
Prisoners(2013)
½

'Prisoners' is a tense film and leaves you constantly fearing the worst. It's extremely well shot and very well enacted. The plot execution is decent. 'Prisoners' is a great addition to its genre.

American Hustle

David O.Russell follows up on 'Silver Lining Playbook' by going bigger with 'American Hustle'. The story of a conman who along with his associate and lover is forced to work with an FBI agent. A good solid script, wonderful setting and witty dialogue along with a fantastic cast makes 'American Hustle' a fantastic character driven film.

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club belongs to Matthew McConaughey who has been putting in some of the finest performances of his career (Mud, Killer Joe, Lincoln Lawyer). However, this is probably the best. Portraying real life cowboy Ron Woodroof whose life takes a complete turn since the day he's been diagnosed with HIV-positive. Based on the early days of the AIDS epidemic, Dallas Buyers Club is portrayal of the struggle and atrocities that AIDS victims had to face. Jared Leto, who brings out a heartbreaking performance and Jennifer Garner chip in with wonderful performances.

Rush
Rush(2013)

Rush is the re-telling of one of the fiercest rivalries in sports history. Starring Hemsworth and Bruhl as James Hunt and Niki Lauda respectively, Ron Howard takes us through the journey of two completely different individuals with one common goal. The cinematography is brilliant, the special effects used in the races are some of the best you will see for a while and the acting by the two leads is incredible. 'Rush' tells a tale of rivalry with incredible gusto and panache. It's a movie that shouldn't be missed.

Fruitvale Station
½

'Fruitvale Station' is the true story of 22 year old Oscar Grant who decides to turn his life around, starting with being a human being to friends and family. Ryan Coogler manages to create a very tense atmosphere, giving viewers a feeling that there's something right around the corner. 'Fruitvale Station' belongs to Michael B.Jordan, who leaves viewers mesmerized with his portrayal of Oscar Grant.

Don Jon
Don Jon(2013)
½

JGL's debut directorial venture, in which he also stars in, is a competent and well executed film. Yes, it has its flaws with certain segments feeling rushed, but that might have been the intended purpose of the director. The performances are great all around. 'Don Jon' is a fun movie to watch.

Thor: The Dark World
½

It's a worthy addition to the 'Marvel' brand. It's an even better addition to the 'Thor' franchise. While it may feel like a Thor and Loki show, with the main villain not getting enough character development or screen time, nobody is complaining because the pair pull together some witty sequences, well shot action sequences and seem to be having a good time in general.

Afternoon Delight

'Afternoon Delight' is a decent watch. It's got some good performances and some nice moments.

Wish You Were Here

It's got an engaging story, but the movie is extremely slow paced. The camera work and editing is top notch. The performances are intense. 'Wish You Were Here' is a good movie.

The Internship
½

'The Internship' is an average movie at best. It's not consistently funny and even when it is, the jokes aren't something that stays with you after the movie ends. The plot isn't too bad and the Vaughn-Owen chemistry is average at best.

The Bling Ring

Based on a series of celebrity house thefts, 'The Bling Ring' follows a group of teens, obsessed with celebrity culture. Sofia Coppola approaches the subject matter without really pointing fingers at either the teenagers or the celebrity lifestyle that has been portrayed, which is fair. However, at times the lack of character development and more focus on all the glitz and glamour makes this movie lose alot of its shine.

Her
Her(2013)
½

'Her' is by far the most thought provoking and emotionally moving film of the year. Set in a well depicted 'not so distant' future, Spike Jonze creates a well thought out love story between a man and his advanced operating system. The screenplay is nothing short of beautiful. The music is tender and plays along fantastically. Phoenix comes up with a brilliant performance and Scarlett Johansson's voice would make you fall in love with her.

Drinking Buddies
½

'Drinking Buddies' is a very simple and uncomplicated movie. It relies heavily on the conversations and dialogues between the cast. It's refreshing with an unconventional ending which goes some way in making it a better movie. Olivia Wilde is brilliant and the rest of the cast are perfect aswell. A good movie.

Like Someone in Love
½

Starts of brightly with some wonderful camera work but the movie seems to lose direction and purpose in the second half.

The Great Gatsby

'The Great Gatsby' is a movie that is probably too flashy for its own liking. While it manages to create the essence of the era, it's a little too colorful. The performances are what you expect them to be from such a top-notch cast. Movie is probably 10-15 minutes longer than it should have been.

The Wolf of Wall Street
½

Brash, loud, funny and vulgar are just a few ways to describe this beautifully crafted tale told by Martin Scorsese starring DiCaprio who brings out a stunning performance. Never does the 3 hour run-time seem to bother you once you are fixated to this magical black comedy.

Elysium
Elysium(2013)
½

'Elysium' keeps showing promises of taking off but never really manages to. In the end, you feel less than satisfied. You feel that the characters are never really given enough time to evolve and neither does the story. Average at best.

Before Midnight
½

'Before Midnight' is a wonderful film that gracefully closes a truly fantastic trilogy. Elegant, well-shot, intelligent and honest, 'Before Midnight' is just about perfect. The lead pair are as good as ever.

Captain Phillips
½

Paul Greengrass's 'Captain Phillips' is a cleverly executed film capturing the emotional and tense moments of the hijacking of a US vessel by a group of Somalian pirates. Some of the sequences are tense and nail-biting. The performances and the build up to the end makes the audience feel that they are overseeing the events in real-time. Tom Hanks take a bow!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The second installment is a definite improvement over the first. It's much more action-packed, the story could have been tighter and the visuals are what you expect them to be, brilliant. It leaves you eagerly anticipating the series finale.

Reign Over Me
½

probably Sandler's best performance till date...a good story...its not about the 9/11 attacks but on how this one guy loses his family and is in a state of shock and how another friend

Grown Ups 2
Grown Ups 2(2013)

This was downright terrible. The first was decent, with a few laughs but the follow up is bland, loud, pointless, predictable and tries too hard. One of the worst movies I've watched in a while.

The Wolverine

It's better than the predecessor in terms of storyline. Infact, this movie blends in perfectly with the other X-Men movies. Always felt that the villains in this movie were going to weak and that was the case. The action is brilliant and there can be no other wolverine apart from Hugh Jackman.

Our Idiot Brother
½

It's a good movie because it's got a loveable lead and a comedy that's more of a dramedy. It's about the right length and everything moves along steadily without creating much fuss.

Pain & Gain
Pain & Gain(2013)

'Pain and Gain' represents a take on how people find their own methods of living the American Dream and what it means to them. Based on a true story, Bay tackles the story by adding his known brand of fast-paced thrills to go along with some rather refreshing black comedy. It works more often than not, making this a good, watchable film.

World War Z
World War Z(2013)

'World War Z' was carrying bad buzz till the day of its launch. However, I was extremely please and satisfied with what I saw, which has been the case with the majority of the audience. 'World War Z' is a fast-paced, globe-trotting Zombie thriller with a terrific cast. Brad Pitt leads from the front.

Insidious
Insidious(2011)

Cheap, decent thrills.

Gravity
Gravity(2013)
½

'Gravity' is path breaking cinema. From a viewing perspective, it's delightful with some of the best set pieces you will ever see. The tension and the direction in which the story progresses is to be admired. The performances of the two characters, one who is the perfect example of calm and level-headed and the other who is anything but. Watch 'Gravity' to experience one of the finest cinematic experiences to come out in years.

Trance
Trance(2013)

'Trance' sees Danny Boyle return to a more familiar genre. He puts together a pretty strong cast and he has a pretty decent story to tell. The plot may seem to dip at the middle portions but it finishes strongly leaving a decent impression on its viewers.

Oblivion
Oblivion(2013)

'Oblivion' never really manages to grab your attention. No doubt it's got some fantastic, groundbreaking visuals but that's about all you can expect from this movie. The plot isn't really captivating and you feel you're just going through the motions to reach the climax and get it over with.

We're The Millers

'We're The Millers' is stacked with laughs from beginning to end. From an outrageous plot, to some wonderful comic timing, it's a movie that covers up it's flaws to give it's audience a bucketful of entertainment. The cast is brilliant and more importantly, funny.

Admission
Admission(2013)
½

'Admission' is a very average movie. You expect the likes of Tina Fey and Paul Rudd to light up the screen with some hilarious lines but they are restricted to tidbits thanks to some very poor execution.

Fast & Furious 6
½

Fast 6 is a slight step down from 5, but by no means a bad movie. With the 'crew' now bringing the action to London. The plot is good and moves along steadily, the action is exceptionally brilliant but the car races are limited. Gina Carano and Luke Evans are good additions.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a good idea gone wrong, and by some margin considering the talent involved. While Carell, Carrey and Buscemi do there level best to make something out of this movie, they are let down with a very shoddily executed plot.

Behind the Candelabra

Steven Soderbergh can never go wrong. His latest 'Behind the Candelabra' is a wonderful take on the relationship Liberace shared with Scott Thorson. Matt Damon and Michael Douglas churn out fine performances.

Wreck-it Ralph

'Wreck-it Ralph' is a fun movie to watch, but, more importantly it's a film that the audience can relate to, which is why this film works on all fronts. It's entertaining, it's got a great, engaging story to tell and it's got a fantastic voice-cast.

This Is the End

This Is The End is a highly entertaining watch. It's got a unique plot, where the stars play themselves. While there are slight glitches, the crude, vulgar jokes are extremely hilarious.

42
42(2013)

I have a soft spot for sports based dramas. There have been a series of wonderfully made sports based movies over the years and '42' is no different. It's the story of a legendary manager and the first African American player to play in the National Baseball League. It starts of really fast, before gradually settling to tell a highly inspiring story. The performances by the lead cast are brilliant.

Olympus Has Fallen

'Olympus Has Fallen' brings nothing new to the table. It's the kind of movie you'd watch on a lazy, boring Sunday Afternoon, enjoying the over-the-top action sequences even though you realize how you've probably seen something strikingly similar ten times over.

Shame
Shame(2011)
½

Shame is the story of a sex-addict, portrayed wonderfully by Fassbender. While it might contain more than necessary nudity, it's a well-told drama with strong emotions. Watchable.

Anna Karenina

It's a decent adaption of the book. However, it does seem rushed and bogged down at other times. The setting has been wonderfully replecated along with the designs. The performances are good allround.

End of Watch
End of Watch(2012)

'End of Watch' doesn't bring anything new when it comes to the genre. What it does is that it improves where other movies have faltered. Two cops, partners are on a role when it comes to hunting down bad guys. However, it's not long before they have a price on their heads. A basic plot which is elevated thanks to some wonderful screenplay and dialogue. The performances by Michael Pena and Jake Gyllenhaal are nothing short of brilliant. The climax, though predictable, is still heart-breaking. 'End of Watch' is under-rated!

Coriolanus
Coriolanus(2011)
½

Coriolanus is a modern day Shakespeare adaption with an explosive, Oscar-worthy performance from Ralph Fiennes who dons the director's hat aswell. It's well shot and well-enacted but the dialogue may be hard to follow considering it's proximity to the original play. Good watch!

Seven Psychopaths

'Seven Psycopaths' is one of the most absurd yet original movie I have seen in recent years. Directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges), 'Seven Psychopaths' lives up to its title. Great characters, constant plot twists and some hilarious dialogure, this is a movie that will leave you in good spirits. It's got a highly talented star cast that would have had a laugh at the characters written for them.

The Call
The Call(2013)

'The Call' starring Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin exceeds expectations. It's a intriguing and entertaining thriller with a compelling plot. While there are flaws, which you would expect even before the start of the movie. It's fresh, it's tense and it's a movie which you won't regret watching with some fine performances by Halle Berry and Breslin. It's surprisingly good.

Fright Night
Fright Night(2011)
½

'Fright Night' is a notch above some of the other movies of its genre. That said, it's still a very average film. The teenage cast is just about alright but it's Colin Farrell's performance as the bad-ass vampire that's worth watching.

Spring Breakers
½

'Spring Breakers' is an odd movie. I was never expecting fireworks but I was genuinely surprised at what I saw. It's been shot in a unique manner, with lots of commentary, repeat dialogues and a constant non-stop background score. At times, it seemed hard to follow and not too different from a techno music video featuring lots of naked women and alcohol. Infact, when the end credits rolled, I really didn't seem to figure out the point or motive behind the movie. The four girls outdo themselves, something which I wasn't really expecting. James Franco is the shining light of this movie. Average.

Gangster Squad

When the trailers of Gangster Squad first appeared, I was apprehensive. Afterall, I am a sucker for gangster flicks and with a strong cast lineup, nothing could have possibly gone wrong for a movie which had so much calibre. Director Ruben Fleischer, the mastermind behind the excellent 'Zombieland' brings to life the downfall of mob king Mickey Cohen. The intend seems right and the source material couldn't have been better. However, the execution seems to be begging for more. While the movie starts off on a strong note, it's the second hour that leaves it's audience begging for more. The director seems to lose interest in his own material and the flaws start to crop up. There is a hint of humor amidst all the action and drama which doesn't suit the proceedings and in turns degrades the quality of the material. While the proceedings are perfectly paced, it is the execution and story-telling that separates this film from the best. 'Gangster Squad' is great on the eyes. The setting is brilliant and the star cast couldn't have done a better job. Sean Penn as Mickey Cohen is outright evil and intense. It's a character that needed more screen time and the movie on a whole would have worked wonders. Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone make up the rest of the talented cast and they play there parts to perfection. 'Gangster Squad' is by no means a bad film but it doesn't do much to stand out from the good. Despite it's flaws it's a movie worth watching.

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)
½

When the reboot of Superman was first announced, and with a story produced and written by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder (300) there was a sense of intrigue that Superman could possibly receive the same treatment as Batman. Those hopes were further escalated when the first trailers were launched. Starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Kal-el, along with a host of big names, 'Man of Steel' seemingly had everything going for it. However, the final product is somewhat of a hit-and-miss fare and fails to live up to it's massive billing. While the action is nothing short of jaw-dropping, the drama seems to have been pushed through to look more like a highlights package. Yet, at the end of the movie you are satisfied and optimistic of what the future holds for the 'Man of Steel' franchise. Henry Cavill as Clark Kent is nothing short of brilliant. He puts in a magnificent performance and is a likable Superman. Micheal Shannon as General Zod makes for a truly menacing villain and the rest of the cast chips in well. Overall, it's a great film though it had so much more potential. The action sequences covers up a great deal of the flaws. But there's still a sense of disappointment lingering over you once you step out of the theatre.

Dead Man Down

Director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo fame) makes his Hollywood debut with an action thriller which promises so much, yet fails on all counts. A tale of revenge at heart, 'Dead Man Down' fails to draw your attention, barring a couple of sequences, resulting in a boring, painful movie watching experience. The cast puts in an earnest effort but they aren't helped with a script that's lifeless. Barely watchable.

Shaun of the Dead

'Shaun of the Dead' puts together to two difficult genres - comedy with zombies. The result is a highly satisfying and entertaining fare. With plenty of gags, mainly good old British humor, Edgar Wright manages to make a film that keeps you interested from start to finish. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost forge a wonderful team and their performances are to be savored.

The Woman in the Fifth

The only reason why I decided to watch this is because I have tremendous respect for Ethan Hawke. I respect his work but that said, this has to be one of his weakest. A man travels to Paris to meet his estranged wife and daughter in order to put things straight again. However, once he is turned down and then robbed he takes a room in a shady hotel, starts working night shifts at a warehouse and has a passionate and intense relationship with a woman who he meets at a party. Things start going wrong and Ethan Hawke finds himself in the midst of things. The climax which should have been the highpoint turns out to be disappointing. The overall tone of the movie is very, very depressing and it's hard to keep your interest. Ethan Hawke does his best here but the overall execution is just not good enough. Lifeless and boring.

Brooklyn's Finest
½

What makes this an average movie is basically Richard Gere's portion which is a complete waste. Ethan Hawke and Don Cheadle do brilliant jobs making this movie watchable!

21 And Over
21 And Over(2013)
½

We all loved 'Superbad' and 'The Hangover' and it has been a while since a movie which could match the madness portrayed in those films. '21 And Over' had potential and seemingly had the right ingredients. However, it's hurried and extremely flawed script and lack of interesting characters makes this film just about watchable. The laughs are good and some of the jokes are funny but that's about all there is to this movie. Average at best.

Goon
Goon(2012)
½

'Goon' starring Sean William Scott is a sports comedy classic. It's vulgar, brutal and the best part of this film is that it gets funnier with the proceedings. The characters involved are all unique and brilliant in their own way. Sean William Scott gives us a performance that will define his career for years to come. 'Goon' works because it is different from every other comedy we have seen in the recent past.

The Place Beyond The Pines
½

Brought to you by the director of 'Blue Valentine' , 'The Place Beyond the Pines' is backed by a stellar cast and promises some of hard-hitting drama. The expectations are thus, sky high. While 'The Place Beyond the Pines' hits all the right notes in terms of storytelling and drama it does have a painfully slow middle section which works against it. Director Derek Cianfrance makes his intentions and ambitions clear when he decides to approach the movie by dividing it into three parts, allowing ample space for character development, something he might not have been able to achieve had he not done so. Ryan Gosling is the star of the show and though he's only around for an hour, he leaves his mark. Bradley Cooper does really good, but he is involved in a rather subdued middle part while Dane DeHaan finishes off strongly. 'The Place Beyond the Pines' is highly ambitious and more often than not, reaches those heights.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

'Hansel and Gretel', a modern-day, action-packed and CGI induced re-telling of a classic childhood tale doesn't get quite the treatment that it deserves. Backed by the likes of Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, this movie is a big disappointment. In fact, without the two, 'Hansel and Gretel' would be no different than any other B-grade movie. The proceedings move along at a lightening pace(thankfully) never really exploring any depth in the characters. The action is top-notch but it can't save this movie. Overall, it's a very disappointing movie.

After Earth
After Earth(2013)
½

M.Night Shyamalan hasn't had a great recent run over the last few years. He returns with the father-son combo of Jaden Smith and Will Smith and you are left hoping for a revival in fortunes for a director who gave us the likes of Sixth Sense. However, 'After Earth' can be considered to be one of Shyamalan's worst. Ten minutes into this film and you are left dreading the worst. Stagnantly paced, wooden performances and a classic example which goes to show that millions of dollars spent on visuals won't get a movie anywhere, unless and until it is has any sort of engaging story line to support it. While most of the time the proceedings feel like a video game, it isn't helped by some horrible performances from the Smiths.Will Smith was robotic in a role that completely destroyed what he is capable off. You get the feeling that he has gone all out to promote and guide his son, who didn't really seem interested. Disappointing, boring and and outright pointless movie.

Oz the Great and Powerful

'Oz the Great and Powerful' had many things working in its way. A good director, a talented star cast and it comes out in a time where visuals are nothing short of top-notch if the right amount of money is poured into it. Yet, the movie never really hits the high level that one expects from this film. While its star cast gives an earnest performance, it's the plot that is a letdown, never really allowing it's characters to glow to the world of Oz. Basically it's just a walk through. It's by no means a bad film, but it's not something you would remember for years to come and doesn't really an impact on the audience.

Jack the Giant Slayer

'Jack the Giant Slayer' is a big-budget adaption of the popular childhood tale we have all grown up listening and reading - Jack and the Beanstalk. Backed by a good star cast, and some wonderful visual effects, 'Jack and The Giant Slayer' is a movie that promises alot but fails to translate into something memorable. The plot is at times, very unevenly paced and tends to lose its audience every now and then. Nevertheless it's a good one time watch.

Identity Thief

Identity Thief starts of brightly with plenty of laughs and a promising chemistry between Bateman and McCarthy but with a plot that soon dies out and loses its way in terms of direction and laughs. Average at the best with a fine, inspired performance from Melissa McCarthy makes this a watchable fare.

10 Years
10 Years(2012)

'10 Years' is good, but not great or something you'd remember a few months from now. Uneven, but some of the stories are good. It's got a packed starcast, so it's hard to actually point out if anybody stood out or not.

Side Effects
Side Effects(2013)
½

Steven Soderbergh's supposed last movie just goes to show that he has been one of the most diverse and versatile directors that our generation has seen. 'Side Effects' is a clever mystery drama that gets better with each passing reel. Soderbergh's handling of his characters, each one switching faces, is what really stands out in this film. While the film may have a slow first hour, it's the second hour where it really springs to life with subtle twists throughout the narrative leading to an ending that raises the level of this movie. Rooney Mara leads the starcast with a sublime performance. A real talent! Jude Law is fabulous aswell and his character springs to life in the second hour along with Catherine Zeta-Jones. It's a clever movie, something you have grown to expect from a director of Steven Soderbergh's caliber.

Bullet to the Head

Old Wine in a new bottle would be the perfect way to sum up 'Bullet to the Head'. It's nothing different from the action movies we have been watching over the past couple of decades. That said, it's still nice to see Stallone hold his own here. Forgettable, yet nostalgic for Stallone fans.

Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies(2013)
½

Your initial expectations of this film to be just another run of the mill zombie flick are probably warranted, 'Warm Bodies' introduces a new, fresh angle on this genre. Backed by a young talented cast and a completely new angle, 'Warm Bodies' turns out to be one of the sweet, feel-good films of the year. It's comfortably paced, light-humor and well acted.

Take Shelter
Take Shelter(2011)
½

'Take Shelter' is a mystery drama revolving around a man, with a family history of mental illness, who believes that his family is about to be affected by a natural disaster. While the hallucination scenes are tense and uneasy, the rest of the movie is a real delight to watch thanks to a powerhouse performance by Micheal Shannon whose portrayal of man who while being pushed to the brink of sanity is willing to go all out to protect his family. It's a fresh plot and Jeff Nichols direction makes this a compelling drama.

A Good Day To Die Hard
½

Disappointing! Following a highly successful and brilliant fourth part, Die Hard and Bruce Willis returns for a fifth part and it's by far the weakest in the franchise. Quite possibly the nail in the coffin. While the action sequences are nothing short of top-notch, matching the high standards set by its predecessors, it's the plot that is a complete letdown. The proceedings are paced at a snail's pace and it gets extremely difficult to follow. The only saving grace is Bruce Willis, but his shenanigans won't be enough to save this franchise.

3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma(2007)
½

This is my second attempt at watching this movie and I liked it alot better than the first time around. Though a remake, '3:10 to Yuma' manages to engage its audience through a pretty interesting plot. It also scores when it comes to character development, which you realize as the plot progresses. It's only drawback is that it's very unevenly paced. There are times when you are intrigued by the proceedings and others when you are plain bored. The ending is top-notch and brings out the best of its lead stars. Bale and Crowe are top-notch and it's a delight to watch both of them share screen space together. They are wonderfully supported by the likes of Ben Foster, Logan Lerman and co.
Overall 3:10 to Yuma is well made Western which is worth the watch courtesy of it's lead pair.

The Last Stand
½

'The Last Stand' is vintage Arnold. At 65 he's still indestructible and carries this movie by its neck. Forget the plot, focus on the action, the one-liners and some pretty impressive car chases. Explosive, entertaining and action-packed! Watch this if you're an Arnold fan.

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
½

What seemed like a movie which had potential turns out to be a damp squid. It's about 86 minutes long, but it's 86 unbearable minutes. At times, you question the motive behind this movie and why it was made. It's got a good starcast which is terribly wasted. It's got a plot that just doesn't seem to go anywhere from start to finish, not to mention it doesn't make any sense. Terrible and avoidable.

Star Trek Into Darkness
½

J.J. Abrams returns with the sequel to the 2009 smash hit 'Star Trek' and boy is it a delight to watch. Star Trek Into Darkness is as good as its predecessor if not better. Visually brilliant, compelling, edge of the seat action and drama, funny and the same star cast that wooed us in the first edition is back again and do the same fantastic job they did before. Benedict Cumberbatch as 'Khan' is menacing and his sequence in the hoodie is one of the highlights of the movie. Waiting for a third.

The English Patient

After reading the book, I was mildly satisfied to see the onscreen adaption. Yes, it retains most of the storyline, albeit a few changes which were probably necessary if you had to make it into a movie. Mind you, it is a good movie, just that there's a factor that seemed to be lacking due to which the good doesn't translate to great. Kip should have been given more screen time, his role was cut short and I really felt that was where this movie goes wrong considering he has such a wonderful character in the novel. Something we just don't seem to see in the movie. The casting and setting is perfect and the plot moves along in a perfect pace. Fans of the book will be satisfied with the outcome.

The Impossible

'The Impossible' is a true story based on a family struck by the 26/12 Tsunami which affected hundreds of thousands of people. High on an emotional quotient, 'The Impossible' is a tale of pain, survival and grit. The water sequences and the fury of the tsunami couldn't have been captured any better and the performances led by Naomi Watts are wonderful. Top-class movie.

Cidade de Deus (City of God)

City of God is a first hand account of the widespread crime in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. It is a shocking, disturbing and compelling story told through a journalist, spread over the period of 10 years. With a run-time of over 2 hours, City of God is highly engaging through it's rich story telling and raw performances.

Green Street Hooligans

Green Street Hooligans is a must watch for football fans who will find the story pretty intriguing. With brawls 'Fight-Clubesque', Green Street Hooligans is a well made drama lit up with some strong performances from the British cast. Elijah Wood manages to hold his own aswell. Paced well, it's told in a manner that will keep you interested throughout its runtime.

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3(2013)

Iron Man 3 picks up from the whole Avengers episode, where Tony Stark is trying to get over his near-death experience but is left more of a psychological wreck.
Shane Black, who directs this sequel is under alot of pressure to pull of something which could come close to the Avengers movie and the first two Iron Man movies and you will be honestly surprised how well he does. Unlike Avengers, which was loaded with some of the best action sequences ever witnessed, Shane Black keeps the action to a minimum but whenever the sequences come up they are not short of brilliant. Bristly paced and a fine performance by Robert Downing Jr. to go along with some pleasant surprises this is undeniably a fine superhero film. Unique and Magnificent!

The Guilt Trip

It's got an exciting starcast and an interesting premise, which makes you feel that nothing can go wrong. However, what was meant to be a laugh riot is a sweet, light comedy on the relationship between a son and his mother. It's got its share of laughs, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Along with good performances by the pair (Streisand and Seth Rogen), 'The Guilt Trip' is just the kind of movie you could watch on a lazy, hot afternoon.

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom is one of those movies that makes you feel good about life. It's honest, it's innocent and it's one of the best scripted movies in recent times. The performances by the talented starcast are nothing short of exceptional. It's the feel good film of the year.

Silver Linings Playbook
½

This is a sweet movie. It takes a quite possibly sensitive subject and turns it into a romantic comedy which leaves a sweet taste. The direction is brilliant, the performances are nothing short of wonderful. Jennifer Lawrence deserved her best actress award and is a real talent. I'm surprised Bradly Cooper didn't get as many accolades for his performance. He was the star of the whole show.

Flight
Flight(2012)
½

Starts of with one of the most intense and jaw dropping flight sequences ever witnessed in cinema and then settles into a reveling drama of a man who is in denial of his alcohol and drug abuse problem. When you know Denzel Washington is leading a talented star cast you know you're in for something good. Here he delivers another intense and Oscar worthy performance. It's a thought- provoking movie and you have a lead character who is still on the path of self-discovery and acceptance. It might seem a tad bit long at times and the whole God storyline actually brings about a dip in the plot but its a compelling drama.

Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages(2012)

Rock of Ages is a decent, watchable musical. It's got a good soundtrack and the whole rock 'n' roll setting is brilliant but it's got a plot that's thinner than a wafer and can be predicted from a mile away. The star cast is likable with the likes of Alex Baldwin, Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand and Tom Cruise. It's run-time is a good 15 minutes longer than it should be and the middle portions seem stagnant. It's not the kind of movie you'd like to see more than once.

Frankenweenie
½

Frankenweenie is Tim Burton's brand of animation and it's a joyful watch. It's a heartwarming tale about a boy and his pet dog. The plot is pretty good, the characters are funny and the animation is unique. It's an entertainer.

Ted
Ted(2012)

Seth MacFarlane from 'Family Guy' fame brings to us his form of raunchy, vulgar comedy. The story for an adult and his best friend, a teddy bear who he wished to life back as a kid is supremely funny and entertaining and manages to hide the fact that the premise is paper thin and doesn't prove to be much of a hindrance. The romantic angle of the storyline between Wahlberg and Mila Kunis is decent but the real chemistry is between Wahlberg and Ted. It's a delightful watch with some wonderful laughs.

Total Recall
Total Recall(2012)
½

'Total Recall' focused more on the action and visual segments rather than actually trying to tell a story. It's basically 2 hours of non-stop action segments, which are great but the writing is just way off. Acting was alright. It's a decent one time watch for action movie fans.

Lincoln
Lincoln(2012)

If anyone could put together a history lesson of one of the most influential individuals in American history, then it could be none other than Steven Spielberg. He casts DDL as Abraham Lincoln, who couldn't have done better and who thoroughly deserved his Oscar. He puts together a fine support cast and the setting is just about top-notch.

The Machinist
½

'The Machinist' will be remembered for many years to come because of one man, Cristian Bale. His appearance and performance has got me wondering as to why he didn't win an Oscar for this. Apart from him, the movie is overall, one of the better psychological dramas in recent years.

Premium Rush
Premium Rush(2012)
½

This film had me interested the moment I saw the trailers and when I finally got around to watching it, I won't say I'm disappointed. I'm pleased. It's got some fine sequences involving the bikes and the whole movie runs along at a feverish pace. Yes, the plot is all very formulaic and nothing out of the blue and actually works against the movie. The cast does well, led by Micheal Shannon as the villain who is fantastic. Looking forward to what he does in the Man of Steel movie. JGL is a real talent and its all their to watch. It's a fun ride from start to finish.

Zero Dark Thirty

It's pretty hard to pick up such a sensitive and dark chapter, which is still very fresh on the audiences mind and turn it into something thrilling, suspenseful and gripping from the very first real. 'Zero Dark Thirty' manages all that and more. It's a brilliant depiction of the events leading up to the death of Osama and you would agree that none other than Bigelow was really capable of pulling it off. Hats off to her and the amazing cast she has put together. Jessica Chastain is a real star for the future. Watch out for her.

Killer Joe
Killer Joe(2012)
½

'Killer Joe' is high on violence, sexual perversion, black comedy and is a very twisted film which is why it impresses. It's got some of the most disturbing characters and though the plot may not be much its the events that take place which tend of shock. That said, it's a movie that caters to a very niche audience. The cast, led by McConaunghey do a wonderful job in portraying their respective character. It's worth a watch!

Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino take a bow! His foray into making a Spaghetti Western film with a backdrop on slavery is a masterpiece. It's thrilling, brutally violent, stylish and very well acted. It's got the Tarantino stamp on it from start to finish. Jamie Foxx and Waltz are wonderful together. Infact, the first hour belongs to Waltz. DiCaprio has the villain is mesmerising along with Samuel L.Jackson. Watch out for Jonah Hill in one of the funniest seasons of the movie. In short, Django Unchained is another cult classic by Tarantino!

Men in Black III
½

The Men in Black are back after a gap of ten years and they roll back the years resulting in a highly entertaining and watchable movie. Yes the script is abit of a mess especially the second half of the movie but the performances of Will Smith and Josh Brolin are brilliant. Tommy Lee Jones, who is hardly there is missed but I guess Josh Brolin made up for him perfectly. In the end, it's a good franchise to have back.

Lawless
Lawless(2012)
½

I've been interested in watching this movie for a while now and now that I finally got to I won't say I'm disappointed. Infact, I liked what I saw. With a run time of nearly 2 hours, Lawless is a very interesting gangster drama. The storyline unfolds at an even pace and it's well supported by some great cinematography and some fantastic acting by the cast. The likes of Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke and Jessica Castain do a fantastic job, while audiences will really find themselves hating Guy Pearce's character. If there are any flaws then you wish that Gary Oldman got alot more screentime. He hardly seemed to be in the movie.

Magic Mike
Magic Mike(2012)

Loosely inspired on Channing Tatum's life, Magic Mike is a good, one-time watch drama set in the world of male strippers. It's got a good star cast which does a fine job.

The Man With the Iron Fists

So what happens when a rapper decides to pay homage to 70s kung fu movies? We get 'The Man With the Iron Fists'. Silly, Unbearable at times and horribly acted along with some terrible editing and unnecessary violence this is one forgettable fare. The only positive is the cinematography . You have to wonder why Russel Crowe would even think of doing something like this.

The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy is a follow up to the highly popular and successful Bourne Series. The question is whether it manages to reach the heights of its predecessor. The answer is a clear no. 'The Bourne Legacy' isn't as interesting as the three original films. Infact, there are portions that did bore me. The high dose of action is missing in this installment. Any positives? Yes, Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross brings something new to the table which I believe is very good if this series is to continue. Overall, Bourne Legacy had potential but it never really matches the heights set by the original series.

Argo
Argo(2012)
½

Argo is one of the best movies of the year. Hands down to that! It's tense, gripping and exciting and has its share of dark comedy (sequences involving Alan Arkin and John Goodman). It's attention to detail and cinematography are top notch. The star cast is wonderful. What stands out is Ben Affleck, as actor and director he does a fine, fine job.

Dredd
Dredd(2012)
½

First things first, 'Dredd' surprised me. Yes, it has a plot which is on the lines of the recent amazing Indonesian action flick Raid Redemption but that doesn't really deter the fact that this is a really well made action flick. Stylish visuals, B-grade rank gore, entertaining and a relatively unknown star cast (except for Karl Urban but he's behind a helmet throughout the film) that holds their own. A possibly decent franchise in the making.

Celeste and Jesse Forever
½

'Celeste and Jesse Forever' is your simple, elegant and honest rom com. It's got a plot that many can relate to, it's got intriguing, likable characters and it's got plenty of laughs. Ninety minutes of good fun!

On the Road
On the Road(2012)

'On The Road' is fairly good adaption of the classic Jack Kerouac novel. It captures the friendship aspect of the story well. The starcast is brilliant and the cinematography is top-notch, however the raw energy present in the novel is clearly missing here and that is one major factor as to why this isn't a great movie.

Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas(2012)

For those who have read the novel, Cloud Atlas is much more than just satisfying. It does justice to the work of David Mitchell in the best possible way. When I read 'Cloud Atlas' I felt it was very close to being unfilmable but the end product by the Wachowski's is mesmerising, stunning and nothing short of epic. The characters have been brought to life in such perfection. Yes, there are certain changes from the book but you come to expect that. The whole idea of having the starcast play multiple roles is brilliant as it gives its viewers a much clearer picture of the whole plot. For all fans of the novel, this is a must watch. For those who aren't familiar with the book, well on watching this I'm sure they'll start reading David Mitchell's classic.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
½

Based on his own best-selling novel, Stephen Chbosky churns out one of the best coming of age movies in modern times. "Perks of being a Wallflower" is innocent, it's dramatic and all the cliches and plot twists works wonders for this movie. The cast is nothing short of fantastic. Logan, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller are stars of the future. A fine watch!

Munich
Munich(2005)
½

Munich is based on the 1927 Olympics terrorist attack on Isreali athletes. With Steven Spielberg at its helm, Munich is a highly engrossing suspense drama which follows a group of agents who are assigned to find and wipe out the terrorists behind the attacks. It's lengthy (with a run time close to 2hr 45 min) which means you have to keep your viewers engrossed and Spielberg does so with ease. Munich is gripping, it's engrossing and it's got a wonderful starcast that does a fine, fine job.

The Dictator
The Dictator(2012)
½

The Dictator, as a movie is much better than Bruno when it comes to the laughs and jokes. but still doesn't match Borat. Bruno, however, had a better plot execution, which completely seems to be missing in this case. Nevertheless, I was left in splits on numerous occasions so I was more than satisfied with the product.

Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher(2012)
½

I haven't read the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child but early buzz regarding this movie suggested that Tom Cruise didn't come close to matching the physical description of the character in the novels. Now when I watched this movie, I honestly didn't take image with me in mind and wasn't surprised as to how well Cruise pulled off this role. After all, he is one of the finest actors of our generation. 'Jack Reacher' is a very competent suspense- murder mystery. Yes, it could have done with more action sequences but that barely deters the fact that this was one good, competent thriller.
The supporting cast was good aswell and it was a present surprise to see Robert Duvall after quite some time. Overall, this could be the start of a very good franchise.

Rise of the Guardians
½

'Rise of the Guardians' is a very clever and interesting concept. It's somewhat like the Avengers, just with all our childhood legends. Some of the animation is breath-taking, the voice cast is brilliant and though it does seem to have a thin plot, it still is an entertaining fare.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
½

Let's make one thing clear. The Hobbit was never going to reach the heights that the LOTR movies did because of various factors going against it. LOTR had a much stronger story to tell and of course characters with more depth. That said, the first installment of Hobbit is still a delight to watch. Peter Jackson transports us back to Middle Earth and nobody should be complaining about that. A tad bit overlong and their are slight glitches in the plot but it's a great movie nonetheless. Waiting eagerly for part 2.

Savages
Savages(2012)
½

Oliver Stone returns to familiar territory with Savages and he feels well and truly at home. Savages has a good, entertaining plot to tell with constant plot turns and twists, however it's not without its fair share of plots. Yes, it has a botched ending which many will dispute, and it definitely gets confusing with the plot loops at times. However, it's still remains entertaining throughout and considering it's over 2 hours long, it's a rather good achievement. The cast is a blend of new and old and each plays his/her part well. Savages is a good ol' entertainer which you wouldn't mind watching.

New Year's Eve

A multi-starrer, filled with a bunch of well-known Hollywood stars can swing anyway. Even an average script can make the movie mildly likable (as was the case with Valentine's day). However, New Year's Eve gets things horribly wrong. Why? Because the script is horrible. New Year's Eve follows a bunch of intertwining stories on the eve of New Year's in NYC but not even one of the stories have any sort of conviction to them. All the stories seem completely un-necessary and pointless and you fail to relate to any of the characters. For a moment, I hoped that the movie would be over in a little over an hour and it should have been because it is pretty much a long stretch from then on. In the end, New Year's Eve is the perfect example that a good movie isn't made by filling it with 10-15 A-listers.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)
½

Ang Lee brings to life 'Life of Pi', a story of a young castaway stranded with a Royal Bengal Tiger and boy, is it a delight to watch. Packed with breath-taking visuals and a director who does complete justice to a novel many thought was 'unfilmable', 'Life of Pi' is right up there with some of the best adventure movies. With a religious back drop to it aswell as self-discovery, viewers get a sense that they are the one's undertaking the journey. Brilliant dialogues, wonderful cinematography and a director who clearly knew what he was doing in every single frame of this movie. As for the cast, Suraj Sharma as Pi is wonderful. He doesn't put a foot wrong in what was a very challenging role and his chemistry with The Bengal Tiger (Richard Parker) is moving. Irfan Khan is brilliant asusual, though his accent tends to put people off. On the whole, Life of Pi is an epic and one of the finest movies of 2012.

Brave
Brave(2012)
½

'Brave' is considered to be one of "Pixar's weakest efforts" but that doesn't mean it's a bad movie. Like all Pixar movies, it's got a good story to tell along with some breath-taking animation. Yes, it's predictable and the tempo seems to drop ever so slightly at times but it's still very enjoyable. The story of a young princess eager to live life her own, free way and her relationship with her mother calls for an engaging story supported by a talented voice cast makes this a good watch.

Skyfall
Skyfall(2012)

In a day and age where most action movies are more Bond like then Bond itself, Sam Mendes has his hands full on (and not to mention a follow up to a disappointing Quantum of Solace). So he goes about business, he takes the past, present and future to create probably one of the best Bond movies ever. The characters are given a depth that works wonders in terms as to how the movie develops. Not to mention some great action sequences and Skyfall feels like 'the' complete action movie. Daniel Craig as 007 is nothing short of brilliant and I personally consider him to be one of the greatest Bond's ever. Judy Dench returns as M and gets alot of screen time and it's a real delight to watch her go about business. The villain, Javier Bardem is a revelation and one could only wish if he had more screen time. The two Bond girls are alright, though they barely leave an impact. Overall, one of the best Bond movies of all time.

The Campaign
The Campaign(2012)
½

The Campaign is a comedy which revolves around the campaign of two individuals; one a long-term congressman and one a local. WIth a cast consisting of Will Ferrell,Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis you expect nothing short of a laugh riot and that is exactly what is achieved. It's crude, raunchy and a funny take on American Politics and it's thoroughly enjoyable. One of the best comedies of the year.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
½

Probably at par with the first movie, and though it does seem to have a better plot, A Game of Shadows is let down by a rather shoddy choice of a villain, Prof. James Moriarty, who is considered to be Holmes' equal, just evil, isn't convincingly transformed on screen. Nonetheless, the elements of mystery and suspense are abundant. Downey Jr. and Jude Law are impressive as Holmes and Watson and the chemistry between the two is tantalizing and a delight to watch!
In the end, you feel that Guy Ritchie has done justice to the Sherlock Holmes franchise in his very own style.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
½

Madagascar 3 follows the journey of the four animals as they try to make their way back to Central Park Zoo and its a journey worth following, simply because it manages to entertain and more importantly, the entertainment has maintained over the course of the three movies. The plot is relatively thin on paper, but that barely matters. The animation is brilliant and the voice cast is phenomenal. Overall, it's probably a fitting end to this trilogy (if it's the end)

Taken 2
Taken 2(2012)
½

Taken 2 is a competent sequel to 'Taken' with Liam Neeson returning to reprise his role as a retired CIA agent with a set of special skills. Only this time the perpetrators are targeting his whole family. Though the plot is poorer than the first movie, it's still got the other factors that made the first an absolute hit. Fast-paced, thrilling and Liam Neeson's antics make this an enjoyable movie to watch.

John Carter
John Carter(2012)

'John Carter' is a good movie but nothing to memorable. It's got a very, very wayward storyline that at times gets hard to keep up with. The special effects are brilliant, afterall $250 million was spent in the making of this movie so a sizable chunk went in the effects. The cast is alright, with passable performances but their isn't anyone who stands out. In the end, 'John Carter' is just the kind of the movie you would watch on a Sunday afternoon.

Looper
Looper(2012)

Looper is one of the best original sci fi movies to come out since Inception. It's plot is not only highly interesting but rather well executed. The characters are original and extremely well developed. Yes, it does seem to bit towards the second half but it's a dip that helps its audience to get their mind around the characters and it's intellectual plot. The starcast is led by a very fine JGL who by far is one of Hollywood's finest current actors. He looks every part of his character as "Joe" or a younger Bruce Willis whether it's his body language, his smirk and even the way he tooks. Bruce Willis plays his part really well and Emily Blunt and this little kid leave a mark aswell. Overall, Looper is very fine movie, one to be savored not only by sci-fi fans but by the general audience aswell.

Warrior
Warrior(2011)

Warrior has to be one of the most under-rated movies over the past few years. Warrior is a mixed with some top-notch drama and intriguing action sequences and at the end of it all you are left absolutely delighted with the end product. The starcast was perfect, Tom Hardy's performance will bow you away, Joel Edgerton underplays his part to perfection. If you want to see yourself cheering for the lead actors then this is something you should definitely watch.

Killing Them Softly
½

This well orchestrated crime drama with the 2008 Global recession as a back-drop is a joy to watch. Brad Pitt stars as an enforcer hired to catch a few small time crooks who were responsible for robbing a Mob protected card game. Yes, certain aspects were unnecessary, like the whole James Gandolfini angle which I felt was largely unnecessary. Brad Pitt brings home another effortless performance which probably will land him another Oscar nominee.

The Flowers of War

The Flowers of War stars Cristian Bale as a mortician who finds himself in the war-ravaged Chinese town, Nanking. He comes across a group of convent girls and prostitutes who feel that he is their only hope of getting out of the Japanese occupied town. 'The Flowers of War' is heavy on cliches, which at times works for it but it's heart-wrenching at times aswell and an ending that leaves you stunned. Cristian Bale is the soul and backbone of this movie and without his presence the movie wouldn't have been half as good as it is. He is supported brilliantly by a talented Chinese starcast. 'The Flowers of War' is a movie that shouldn't be missed.

The Grey
The Grey(2012)

When I first saw the trailer of 'The Grey', the biggest reason as to why this movie caught my eye was the possibility of Liam Neeson facing off against one of the wolves. On watching the movie, I was left somewhat disappointed. 'The Grey' is more about learning to surviving even though death is staring right at the face and is almost inevitable. It's a Liam Neeson show from start to finish and boy does he put on a show. Good, but not great.

The Expendables 2

Expendables 2 is bigger in every sense, badder and better than it's predecessor. Stallone and co. return to once again to rewind the clock to the glorious days of action heroes. Some of the cameos, by the likes of Chuck Norris, Arnold and Bruce Willis are brilliant. A third on its way? Yes please!

Prometheus
Prometheus(2012)
½

Many who had high expectations from Prometheus on solely how Ridley Scott would go around answering those bucket load of questions would be disappointed but there's alot more to Prometheus than that. The fact is that it ties in with the first installment of Alien brilliantly. Apart from that it's got Ridley Scott written all over it. Stunning visuals, a haunting background score and some wonderful performances (especially Fassbender), Prometheus is a joy to watch!

The Cabin in the Woods

What starts off as a seemingly ordinary, predictable horror movie turns into one of the finest of its kind. 'Cabin in the Woods' has a brilliant story, it scares and it's hilarious at times. The direction is first-class, the visuals are top notch and the starcast does a competent job. Watch this for its sheer brilliance.

The Hunger Games
½

Haven't read the book, so can't really draw comparisons. For one, the movie doesn't live up to all the hype it created over the past year?!? Maybe I didn't pay too much attention. Another drawback is it's striking similarities to the Japanese movie 'Battle Royale' which maybe just down to coincidence. As for the positives, it's very well directed and the young starcast does a wonderful job. Elizabeth Banks' turn is a joy to watch though she isn't given any screen time in the second hour.

The Five-Year Engagement
½

The Five Year Engagement is the regular kind of movie you can expect from the Apatow production line. It's entertaining, it has a likable cast and it's got a decent story to tell. Yes, it does feel slightly long and could have done with a few trims, but it's pretty hilarious at other times aswell. Jason Segel and Emily Blunt complement each other brilliantly.

The Raid: Redemption

The Raid boasts of some of the best action sequences one has seen in a very long time. Yes, it's got a paper thin plot but that pretty much takes a backseat once the action commences. A delight to watch!

Dr Seuss' The Lorax

Not as good as Dr.Seuss's previous adaption, Horton Hears a Who but it's still an entertaining family watch. Every now and then you see glimpses of brilliance, which you would associate with a Dr.Seuss adaption, but they are few and far. The CGI is great, with some lovely blends of color. Overall, I was entertained.

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan draws the currents on one of the best trilogies of all time and he does it in style. Infact once the credits roll, you're left wishing that their could be more. Yes, it might not be as good as 'The Dark Knight' but that's because of the Joker factor. Others might complain about the lack of screen-time given to Batman, but I felt that was necessary. As for the plot, I felt it was perfect and Nolan seems to get everything right. Bale delivers a performance of a lifetime. Tom Hardy as Bane is fantastic. The fact that even with only 20% of his face, he manages to express so much. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway are exceptional and their characters leave a solid impact. The rest of the cast do a flawless job.
In the end, Nolan has given us one of the finest crime drama trilogies, and has done it with an iconic superhero and some fine characters.

360
360(2012)
½

When you are dealing with a movie dealing with inter-winding stories, the hardest part is to make sure each story is at the very least interesting and therein lies the problem for '360'. Boasting of a stellar international cast, '360' deals with people coming from various different social backgrounds and how their paths cross. A couple of the stories are truly compelling and gripping but there are a couple which are plain boring which leads to a pretty average movie.

Why Stop Now?

'Why Stop Now?' boasts of an impressive cast with the likes of Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and funny man Tracy Morgan so you expect atleast a decent movie. However, it's a complete letdown. The drama isn't compelling and the comedy is few and far between resulting in a movie that's pretty much boring and hard to watch. The only positives are a few scenes involving the trio which portray their true acting prowess.

30 Minutes or Less

30 Minutes or Less had alot going its way. A great cast, a plot that seemed to have alot of potential however, the outcome is ordinary. Yes, the plot is great and yes the cast seems to do a good joke but the main problem is that the movie is neither funny nor is it action packed, leaving the audiences with something that is half baked.

Safe
Safe(2012)
½

Jason Statham's latest offering 'Safe' is a thoroughly enjoyable, action-packed movie and is much better than I expected it to be. Some of the action is top-notch but you'll also be pretty impressed with a smart plot, pitting Statham against corrupt police officers, the Russian and Chinese Mafia. All good fun!

The Yellow Handkerchief

The Yellow Handkerchief is a good movie. At heart, it's basically a love story revolving around William Hurt who has been released from prison following a six year sentence. He hitches a ride with a couple of teenagers, a 15 year old girl (Kirsten Stewart) )who is seeking to be accepted and a boy who is road tripping. Together the three embark on a journey, leading towards re-uniting William Hurt with his estranged wife. It's a slow-paced movie, the flashbacks are brilliant, eventually leading to a moving ending. The whole cast does a very, very fine job.

Safe House
Safe House(2012)
½

Safe House is like any other top-notch action-conspiracy thriller, backed with a good cast, some brilliant action sequences and good cinematography making it a good entertainer. The plot is good, the lead stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds are brilliant, however it's the support cast that is wasted especially if you have the likes of Vera Farmiga and Brendan Gleeson.

The Amazing Spider-Man

The one factor that is or has been going against this movie since the day it was announced was the fact that the reboot comes only 10 years after the first original spider-man movie and five years after the third. So comparisons between the two in every single department are unavoidable though unnecessary. The plot does take a different approach but repeats certain plot lines which were unavoidable. I won't comment on which plot is better but each has been unique in its own way. The CG is undoubtedly brilliant. The action set pieces were wonderful (a special mention on the two first person sequences which were brilliant). Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spiderman is wonderful. He is a brilliant actor and with his fresh, young look brings justice to the role of Spiderman. Emma Stone as his love interest has a bigger role in the 2nd half of this movie and her talent has been well utilized. Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard is great but isn't given much screen time. On the whole, The Amazing Spiderman is a good reboot and would be even better if viewed without drawing comparisons. It also provides a wonderful stepping stone for sequels to come.

The Three Stooges

Not as bad as I expected it to be after watching the trailer. The Three Stooges is good childish comedy, it's got a decent plot and it's 90 minutes of good entertainment. Never mind the acting, but you've got some good comedy among the leads.

The Art of Getting By
½

The Art of Getting By is your typical coming of age rom-com. Now unless your source material isn't strong, the movie is going to go down that same path of being plain predictable and eventually boring and this is exactly what seems to be the problem here. Yes, it has its moments and yes alot rests on the shoulders of its young cast (who personally I found to be great) but in the end, its nothing special and a plain below average movie.

One Day
One Day(2011)
½

Now I'm a sucker for romantic movies and had expectations from this movie the moment I saw the trailer. Despite the bad reviews, I found this movie to be likable. The first hour is definitely slow and lacks almost all the possible elements of a romantic movie but it's the second half is fantastic. It's high on emotion, the characters seem to come alive. Anne Hathaway is a revelation and her performance just justifies why she is one of my favorite actresses in today's day and age.

Nowhere Boy
Nowhere Boy(2010)
½

Nowhere Boy is a true story based on John Lennons troubled childhood. Being a Beatles fan, I personally found this to be informative and a wonderful insight into the early life of one of the most influential musicians. Don't expect much musical insight. Aaron Johnson as John Lennon is fantastic.

Kung Fu Panda 2
½

Kung Fu Panda 2 maintains the heights reached by the first movie. Infact, it might be technically better and even the animation might be a couple of notches better than the first but the jokes seem to be the same as those we've seen in the first. Nonetheless, it's still a good, entertaining family movie. The voice cast is brilliant and has some big names who do wonderfully well.

Killer Elite
Killer Elite(2011)

Why is De Niro in this movie? Otherwise it's your usual entertaining action movie with Jason Statham and this time he has Clive Owen for support. You would expect alot more with three huge names but you have to settle for a good ol' Statham action movie. No complaints from me on that side.

Four Lions
Four Lions(2010)
½

Four Lions is funny, it's got an interesting premise but most importantly, it has been handled and directed to perfection.

Another Earth
½

Another Earth is a movie I've been eager to watch eversince the trailers first appeared. At the end of it, I was satisfied with the end product. Thought-provoking, a gut-wrenching story involving two individuals whose lives intertwine following events on a night when a duplicate earth is discovered. The movie develops at an interesting pace and keeps your mind filled with questions. The performances of Marling and Mapother are wonderful.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Crazy, Stupid, Love starts of slow but it grows and gets better as it progresses and when the credits roll, you're left with a satisfactory smile on your face. Steve Carell stars as a 40 something living a successful life with a happy family. All that before his wife drops the D bomb on him, revealing that she slept with another man. He meets Ryan Gosling who helps him to get back in the dating scene and from this point on the movie really seems to take off. It's funny, it's sweet and its got a very talented cast that makes this movie a lovely, breezy entertainer.

21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street is highly entertaining. A reboot of a late-eighties TV series which was responsible for launching Johnny Depp's career, 21 Jump Street is a story of two best friends cum police officers who screw up a drug arrest and find themselves as undercover cops heading back to high school to bust a drug network. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have a simple script in hand, but the execution is top class. Wild, raunchy comedy to go with some nice action sequences, this movie hits all the right notes. Not to mention the elements of self discovery and friendship. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are wonderful together and compliment each other brilliantly. We all know how good Jonah Hill is with comedy but the real surprise package has to be Channing Tatum who is on a role here. 2012 might just turn out to be his year.

The Rum Diary
½

The Rum Diary is based on a novel by Hunter S. Thompson, starring Johnny Depp who also starred previously in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, another adaption by the novelist. Reviews suggest this movie to be a real mixed-bag much like Fear and Loathing. However, I found it to be rather enjoyable. Yes the direction has its flaws and the movie seems to be at the very least anti-climatic which leaves its viewers disappointed. The source material isn't very strong or engaging but still it has its moments. But Johnny Depp's performance is top-class. He carries this movie on his own from start to finish and he does it with vigor and style.

Wanderlust
Wanderlust(2012)
½

It starts off pretty well with the first half hour providing plenty of laughs. But then it seems to run out of steam somewhat. Yes it has a few funny moments but they are few and far in between and considering the plot isn't too strong and depends on the comedy more the movie disappoints. The cast is the saving grace and makes this movie watchable. Paul Rudd is an absolute revelation. Jennifer Aniston is improving with every movie. The rest of the cast is brilliant with a bunch of new and fresh characters who play their parts to perfection. On the whole, Wanderlust is a very mediocre movie.

The Vow
The Vow(2012)

The Vow is your typical sweet, romantic movie with a loveable lead starcast. It does have a decent plot but the execution seems tedious at times and fails to hold onto your attention. Tatum and McAdams are wonderful and they compliment each other brilliantly. They're supported by a good support cast.

Project X
Project X(2012)

High School party movies are usually fun to watch. This is no different, its got all the right ingredients and a little extra. So how is Project X different? For one, it's found footage, which is always interesting, but this is as over-the-top as a movie can get and towards the end it doesn't work. You tend to lose interest and just wait for all the dust to settle. Project X is a good movie but the last 20 minutes could have been less outrageous.

The Ghost Writer
½

The ghost writer is not really a political thriller but more of a conspiracy film. The plot is engaging and pretty simple. Infact this could have turned into a pretty ordinary film had it not been for the fine setting and wonderful direction by Roman Polanski. Not to forget it has a wonderful starcast.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
½

An outrageous movie in all regards. Based on a classic novel of the same title, the movie will either be hated or loved. A truely hypnotic experience that guides you through the journey of two human beings and the time spent in one city. The performances by Depp and Del Toro are out of this world and unlike anything you'll see.

Cast Away
Cast Away(2000)

Not only is this one of the best disaster movies, but it is a very, very fine love story. Tom Hanks stars as a man who is the sole survivor of a plane crash and finds himself washed ashore on a deserted island, many miles away from civilization. Years pass by and his only companion is a volleyball, named "Wilson". The quality of acting is magnificent. Probably among his top 5 works. His conversations with "Wilson" are truly exceptional and even when he loses him the emotion gets to the audience aswell. A very, very fine movie.

Kahaani
Kahaani(2012)

You barely come across Bollywood movies which are driven on women power. Kahaani is one such movie. Vidya Balan stars in this movie where she begins a search for her missing husband. Set in the '"City of Joy" and directed by Sujoy Ghosh, it's a movie that his high on talent and material both. Vidya Balan runs this show and has given the performance of a lifetime. Directed to perfection, Kahaani is a definite watch!

Cars 2
Cars 2(2011)

Cars 2 will probably go down as the weakest Pixar film till date. However, that said, it is not a bad movie. Entertaining, visually spectacular like all Pixar films, it is more of a Mater show. Also, the content and plot isn't all that engaging and you do expect alot better considering the heights Pixar has set for itself in the past decade. That said, Cars 2 is just good, which is very "un-Pixar" like.

Get the Gringo

Get The Gringo is a mildly entertaining film, more importantly it somewhat stages a comeback for Mel Gibson. Get the Gringo follows the story of a 'Gringo' who finds lands up in a Mexican jail after being caught with a few million dollars. What follows is a tale of how he tries to adapt himself in a very strange environment and also escape and retrieve the stolen money. The premise is simple and isn't anything out of the ordinary. Infact the movie is all about Mel Gibson from start to ending and he does a fantastic job, at times even rolling back the years. Watch this movie just for him.

War Horse
War Horse(2011)
½

War Horse is a remarkable story of a bond between a horse named Joey and a young man who are forcefully parted at the start of the First World War. What follows is the journey of the horse throughout the duration of the war and the various encounters he comes across. War Horse has some fantastic visuals and has been wonderfully directed by Steven Spielberg who seems to know when and how to pull his audiences' heart strings.Yes, one might find it hard to believe certain parts but then again these portions were only done so as to get its sentimental moments which I believe would over-ride these flaws. Nonetheless this is another fine Spielberg movie.

American Reunion

Our generation was lucky to have grown up at the time when the original American Pie movies came out and watching American Reunion brought to mind some of the nostalgic, vulgar moments that defined those movies. In all honesty, American Reunion may not be as good as the original three but it tries valiantly and the original cast do a great job in being who they were nearly a decade back.

Man on a Ledge

Man on a Ledge has a very interesting premise. Infact, I personally found the movie interesting but there is something clearly lacking with the screenplay which at times makes you lose interest in the film. Man on a Ledge isn't at par with some of the other heist films because the ending is very loosely tied together. The cast is huge and its got some talented names. Overall, Man on a Ledge is a good movie.

The Hangover Part II
½

The Hangover Part 2 is basically the same as its predecessor, just set in a different continent and much more darker and raunchier. The surprise element which made the first movie stand out is clearly lacking and it makes Part 2 alot more predictable. Nevertheless, the interplay between the cast is still as good and the shenanigans are still fun to watch.

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)

Absolutely hilarious. The Hangover is a joyride from beginning to end. With a wonderful dose of raunchy humor and a wonderful cast that work so perfectly with each other this is a movie that you can watch over and over again. The surprise element throughout the movie works wonderfully.

Red Tails
Red Tails(2012)

Red Tails touches upon the role of African-American pilots in WW2. The story is well executed, the action is great but its a heavily cliched movie. Corny dialogues and some very, very mediocre acting doesn't really make this movie standout and be as good as it could have been. Nonetheless, it's more than just watchable, it's decent.

Chronicle
Chronicle(2012)

This is a very, very unique movie that has to be highly appreciated. We're seeing more of these 'found footage' movies coming up but this is probably the best. Its the story of three guys given powers beyond their understanding, the question is what they do with it? What starts of as a fun film slowly grows dark when one of the three starts losing control. The conceptual brilliance of this movie has to be noted. The young cast do a fantastic job. Brilliant!

This Means War
½

This Means War is a fun movie. If you're expecting the best of both genres, i.e. action and comedy to go along with a wonderful plot then you'll be disappointed. However, from the very onset you know not to expect anything like that. Yes, you have an idea how it's going to be but the proceedings are pretty funny and the action is decent. The starcast is great. Pine, Hardy and Reese work in perfect tandem with each other and that makes the movie slightly better and ofcourse, fun to watch. The rest of the supporting cast is passable. Overall, This Means War is just the movie you'd want to watch on a lazy, rainy afternoon.

Haywire
Haywire(2012)

Haywire is a fast-paced thriller that constantly between the present and events leading upto it. It's got some very well worked action pieces but also relies heavily on dialogue. The plot is nothing special, infact its been kept pretty simple and straightforward. However, one feels that this was a launchpad for Gina Carano, who impresses one and all with her stunts aswell as her ability to act, not to mention the pretty face. She is well supported by a very strong starcase. Haywire is good, if not great.

Marvel's The Avengers

It's not an easy job putting together six superheroes and pulling it off. Joss Whedon not only manages to work and get the perfect synchronization, he drives his whole movie around this and does it in style. Best superhero movie ever? Yes. Best action movie ever Yes. Marvel's Avengers is nothing short of brilliant. It keeps you on the edge of your seats for the entire 2 and a half hours, it's got some jaw-dropping action sequences and not to mention the humor which is constantly present. The starcast do justice to their roles and each one gets his turn to shine under the spotlight and they do so with style. It's an all time blockbuster. Watch it and watch it again!

Moneyball
Moneyball(2011)

Moneyball is by far one of the great sports movies to come out in years, however it's very, very different from other sports movies we seen through the years. Yes, it does involve alot of baseball terminology that is hard to grasp at times for those who are not that familiar with the game but apart from that it is the story of a man who deals with the limited resources he has, plays within his limits, let alone realize them and develop the hunger and desire to win. Moneyball is engaging, compelling and it's got good humor that makes it a delight to watch. Brad Pitt as Bill Beane is outstanding and is wonderfully supported by Jonah Hill, both justifying why they have been in the nominations list for most of the awards throughout the season. Moneyball is a must watch for both sports enthusiasts and well, movie lovers in general. "Enjoy the Show"

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is by no means mainstream. It's a very, very artistic portrayal of the life of an American family in the 50s and could only have been achieved by a director of Malick's caliber. Extremely hard to follow and even keep you interested for 2hrs+,it's a movie that will be liked by many aswell as hated due to its complexities. The performances by Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and the kids are compelling and the visuals are nothing short of dazzling.

Murder by Numbers
½

When two sociopathic teens decide to commit the perfect murder, just because they feel like they can get away with it, a troubled cop (Bullock) is assigned and slowly starts putting the pieces of the puzzle back together, not to mention the personal differences between the teens. Murder by Numbers has an interesting premise but at times it feels too drawn out. Considering its also very predictable, there wasn't any real twist or turns that could have "spiced up" the movie. What interests you and in somewhat makes this movie watchable is the manner in which the bullock catches up onto the two teens.

Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda(2004)
½

Beneath all the horrible and horrific cloud of events that surround these civil wars lies stories of human beings who perform such gracious, thought-provoking acts of decency. Hotel Rwanda is a story of one such man, Paul Rusesbagina played by Don Cheadle, and its a story thats both moving and compelling.

Legion
Legion(2010)
½

I've tried watching this a couple of times and don't think I've managed to get passed the half hour mark.

Scent of a Woman
½

Scent of a Woman belongs to Al Pacino, and Al Pacino alone. The man comes up with a performance that exemplifies class, character and all out intensity. The over the top moments work with such finesse that its brilliant and the dialogue is wonderful. That said, you barely care about the script which though good, isn't all that great. Nonetheless, a movie worthy to watch just because of one man's award winning performance.

Wrath of the Titans
½

Many thought that a sequel to the Clash of the Titans was a bad idea, considering very few people actually liked it in the first place. Wrath of the Titans isn't better than the first, its worse. The plot seems rushed and in the end its the main reason as to why this movie doesn't work. The CG effects are good, but thats not everything moviegoers are looking for these days. The starcast is great, but even they can't do anything to save this movie.

Hugo
Hugo(2011)

Scorsese you genius! Martin Scorsese steps out onto unfamiliar territory to make a film that caters to both kids and adults alike. Not only is this a visual masterpiece, but its a truly magical oath to early cinema. Hugo touches all the right chords and the portrayal of true, unconditional innocence is something that very few directors manage. Asa Butterfield (Hugo Cabret) and Chloe Moretz (Isabelle) are a delight to watch and they are supported by a fine support cast which underplay their parts to perfection. A truly delightful watch!

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The message from the father to his son actually reaches those heavy heights, which one would have expected to in the final minutes of this movie., which otherwise turns into a bore-fest towards the hour mark. Performances are alright, the real star here is Thomas Horn (Oskar) who is wonderful and has an equally wonderful support cast. Overall, an average movie with a good ending.

Tower Heist
Tower Heist(2011)

Tower Heist is a comedy-heist film. It's not one of those classy heist films and it's not also a full on comedy. It's a partial blend of both, which is what works against it. The movie is funny, no doubt about that, but those moments come far and few and the whole heist is actually pretty half-baked. So why exactly watch something that is half-baked? For its ensemble cast led by Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy who make this movie, plain and simply good.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Not many fancied the 'Planet of the Apes' and a majority didn't think this movie was a good idea and what a surprise it turned out to be. From a storyline, that is not only engaging but extremely dramatic and compelling (not to forget socially aware), to some fine direction and some even better visual effects that have created and captured every emotion of the apes with such finesse that it leaves you gasping for breath. Not to forget the finale fight sequence on the Golden Bridge which was nothing short of marvelous and last but not the least, Andy Serkis as Caesar. One of the finest performances of the year!

The Muppets
The Muppets(2011)

This is a movie for everyone who has grown up with the Muppets and also for those who missed out on them. It's nostalgic, it brings out the child in you through the wonderful and Muppet-esque music and some wonderful set pieces. A delight to watch!

Like Crazy
Like Crazy(2011)
½

Was eager to watch it, and from the early moments I knew I was going to like this movie. It's a romantic, emotional and a heartbreaking tale of two lovers who find it hard, if not impossible to be without each other. Felicity Jones was a complete natural. Anton Yelchin does well and Jennifer Lawrence is a great support to the lead pair.

J. Edgar
J. Edgar(2011)

When you have one of the finest directors of all time teaming up with one of the finest actors of our generation, you expect something big. J.Edgar is the retelling of one of the most powerful figures in American history, which makes expectations sour. So are those sky-high expectations met? Sadly, No! J.Edgar is by no means a bad movie. It does justice in the story-telling department. However, it falters with the constant jumping from one time period to another, leaving viewers dizzy. Also, one feels that more emphasis could have been laid on Edgar's public life rather than his private life.
One also feels that DiCaprio delivers one of his finest performances and was wrongly snubbed an "Oscar Nod". He is well supported by some fine, talented set of actors. In the end, you are left disappointed with this movie which though good, doesn't quite meet expectations.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Hated the first, never expected this one to be good. Infact it turned out to be worse, which is quite a feat in itself considering how bad the first was. It's a 95 minute long head-ache. Terrible acting, equally bad plot and an overdose of CG (useless 3D) has already made this a front-runner for the worst movie of the year. Nicolas Cage, quit making a fool out of yourself over and over again.

Puss in Boots

When "Puss in Boots" was introduced in the Shrek franchise, it developed a strong liking and hence drawing a spin-off once the Shrek franchise started losing its shine. Puss in Boots is fun, it's got likeable characters, many of which are from children fantasy tales, much like in the Shrek franchise and the voice-overs are brilliant with Antonio Banderas leading the pack. What this does is that it opens up the possibility of a brand new franchise, an interesting franchise!

Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids(2011)

When you know it's an Apathow production you are bound to expect laughs, crude humour, awkward situations and unique characters. Bridesmaids does not only manage that, it goes one step ahead. It's female-driven, it's hilarious and some of the scenes leave you in splits. Kristen Wiig always had potential, she's given the lead role here and she's a revelation. Well supported by some lovely characters, this is one of the finest comedies of 2011 and one of Apathow's best!

Retreat
Retreat(2011)

I'm a fan of Cillian Murphy, and I expected big things out of this movie. Set on an isolated, uninhabited island, a couple take a break so as to sort out personal problems, until a stranger turns up informing them of a viral epidemic which would require them to stay locked up. The premise is interesting, the suspense is intriguing, infact the last 20 minutes, there's a whole over-load of twists and turns that really confuses you at times, which does work against this movie somewhat? Cillian Murphy and Jamie Bell are wonderfully cast, but where this movie goes wrong is with the casting of Thandie Newton who with her constant type-cast whining, crying and moaning is a complete put-off and not to mention annoying. It's otherwise a fine suspense thriller.

500 Days of Summer

It springs a pleasant surprise.Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with her, girl doesn't. Movie is nicely paced and brilliantly moves from one time period to another. The ending is brilliant! Deschanel and JGL compliment each other so well and are a lovable lead. One of the best off-beat romantic comedies in recent times.

The Silence of the Lambs

This will probably rank among the finest Psychological thrillers of all time. It gave us one of the most brutal and menacing psychopath on cinema and the best part is, he's behind bars for nearly the entire duration of the movie. It's tense, it's got its thrills and it's been smartly made. Jodie Foster is brilliant aswell, but Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter steals the show.

Seeking Justice
½

Predictable, horribly executed and from the very first scene you know you're in for something disappointing. Nicolas Cage is on a downward spiral that seems to be endless, Guy Pearce supports him in this.

The Chaperone
½

Pretty decent entertainment!

The Artist
The Artist(2011)

Now how do you make a tribute to the age of silent films? Simple, you make a silent film in black and white, set in that era and you set the premise around the demise of silent films and the rise of talkies and Bang! The Artist was a movie that I wasn't really interesting in watching and only watched because of all the buzz it was getting and completely blew me away. From the set, to the acting to the plot, it's a treat to watch. Make someone who hasn't heard the slightest about this movie watch it and I am pretty sure he won't be able to tell if it's been made in 2011 or 1927. Absolute brilliance!

Footloose
Footloose(2011)
½

I care less as to whether it's an "unnecessary" remake or if it's as good as the original. The fact is its an enjoyable movie. Simple story line, it's got a good feeling about it. The music and the dance sequences are refreshing and it's got a loveable cast. Entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

When news broke out about an American version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" being made, a mere 2 years after the original Swedish version hit the screen, much was being said as to whether it would match the high standards that the original had set. David Fincher achieves those standards with relative ease and personally I felt that the overall execution and final product is ever so slightly better. It is a faithful adaption of the first novel of Steig Larsson's Millennium Triology and the characters involved are brought to life. Obviously all the focus was mainly on Rooney Mara's role as Lisbeth Salandar and does she do a good job.She does justice to one of the most talked about literary characters since the turn of the millennium. An Oscar nod in the beckoning and a three part franchise to be cherished.

The Descendants
½

George Clooney stars as Matt King, a husband who deals with the possibility of life without his wife who is in coma fighting between life and death. Left to support his two indifferent daughters aswell as make a decision to sell a huge family property, Matt King (George Clooney) discovers his wife's past affair which leaves him reminiscing his past and on the other hand, how to handle the future. The Descendants is a funny, yet tragic and emotional ride set in the beautiful Hawaii. Driven by some powerhouse performances by the cast (led by George Clooney), this movie is beautifully directed with elements of comedy and emotional drama perfectly inter-winded. Thoroughly deserves all the praise and buzz that it has been receiving over the months.

A Dangerous Method

Yes it has some extremely fine performances by the Kiera, Fassbender and Viggo but the movie, which does have an interesting backdrop to it is told in an extremely dry and boring manner which is a complete put off.

50/50
50/50(2011)

50/50 deals with a difficult topic, i.e. cancer. It's been extremely well executed, it's extremely well written out and by all means it justifies its title, 50/50. There's a fine balance between the comedy and the emotional sequences. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen make a fine pair as two friends who are completely opposite to each other in every single way, as a matter of fact this is by all means JSL's movie. Seth Rogen is brilliant as support. One of 2011s most under-rated movies.

Soul Surfer
Soul Surfer(2011)

What could have been a very good inspiring story turned out to be a decent fare, mainly due to some extremely cheesy moments that takes alot away from the movie. Nonetheless, it's a good movie. Best moments come towards the end credits with some real footage of Bethany Hamilton which was a real high point for this movie.

Conan the Barbarian

Always thought this was a bad idea the moment a remake was announced and I wasn't disappointed. A rushed plot, some pretty ordinary acting, it's a movie that's all over the place and the two hour run-time seems tedious. Some good action sequences are the only saving grace in an otherwise forgettable movie.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
½

It's pretty damn tough to follow, infact two hours of full concentration and you will love the movie as with the proceedings. It's well shot, the setting is perfect and the anxiety levels increase as the movie progresses. It's basically Gary Oldman's movie, which is well supported by a host of extremely talented actors who underplay there parts to perfection.

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
½

It's offensive, it's profane, it's vulgar and it's Very Harold and Kumar. A worthy addition to a lovely, entertaining stoner movie franchise.

Everything Must Go

It's a competent drama cum comedy. It's about a man who literally loses everything, from his job to his wife to his house and deals about how to move ahead and let the past go. Will Ferrell is perfect for the role. Apart from being the drunk, he portrays certain emotional parts with ease to go along with his usual funny self. It's an interesting, if not memorable watch!

In Time
In Time(2011)
½

I gave this movie 2 extra stars just for its conceptual brilliance. However, executing the write idea is a totally different ball game and Andrew Nicol barely manages to. The execution tends to get out of hand at times and leads to utter confusion. However, the movie also has its moments. The starcast is huge, yet good. A good watch!

Immortals
Immortals(2011)

Parts of this movie felt like they were rushed through and it seemed like the director was in a hurry to finish things off. Parts were a treat to watch. Visually stunning and some fantastic 300-esque action sequences make up for some plot holes. The cast does a fine job. Watch out for the fight sequences involving the "gods".

Assassination Games

Your typical JVD action movie. Age seems to be catching up with him though, and that's a clear indication in a movie which he pretty much seems to do half asleep. Watchable if not good.

Carnage
Carnage(2011)
½

It's surprisingly short when you look at the run-time, but the given its premise it feels just right. It's funny, it's all dialogue, which I felt was important for this film to be good and then some re-assuring performances by a highly talented cast. Not to forget Polanski's direction. Good watch!

Real Steel
Real Steel(2011)
½

Your perfect formula for an entertainer. Churn up something different, in this case have robots box each other. Get in a top draw actor,i.e. Hugh Jackman and then add in those funny moments with some good action sequences and a decent soundtrack and there you go a thouroughly entertaining movie which we all love!

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris is Woody Allen's ode to Paris. He takes modern day Paris and blends it perfectly together with what the beautiful city was all about in the 1920s. An aspiring writer who meets his idols from the bygone, classical era and gradually even develops a romance. Romance, art, music and literature are all perfectly blended into what has been Woody Allen's best work since Match Point. The cast, led by Owen Wilson is a revelation. The supporting cast, mostly of which enact roles of the icons provide laughs but are all also pretty convincing in their roles. One of 2011's best movies.

Contagion
Contagion(2011)

Best epidemic/pandemic movie ever? Yes, probably. It's highly tense, it's got a highly absorbing script and it's very well shot (every touch in the movie is scary). A wonderful ensemble cast. One of Soderberg's finest works, he takes on a something that's been tried and tested, in this case a movie on a widespread epidemic, but he incorporates human fear with factors like actually searching for a cure and how politics plays a part and that's what sets this movie apart. Brilliant watch!

Friends With Benefits
½

It takes a dig at the usual Hollywood romantic cliche movies, but at the same it falls into the same category, voluntarily. However, Friends with Benefits is a step ahead. It's got a lovable cast, it's got a good script played out brilliantly and it's got a lot of sex. What works for Friends with Benefits is the chemistry between Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Probably the finest chemistry we've seen all year. It's all got some fantastic one-liners that for me played an important part in the movie. But whats most important is, though predictable it keeps you entertained and glued to the screen for the whole duration.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

Probably the best in the series. Many doubted this movie, but ever since the trailer was out, I was expecting big things and wasn't disappointed. Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt in this latest installment and this time he and his group of agents are out to clear the IMF's name from something they didn't do, aswell as save the world from nuclear disaster. Ghost Protocol is alot better than the 2nd and 3rd movies, and it matches the first one in terms of content, but what makes this better is some of the action sequences that blow you away (note: especially the Burj Khalifa sequence which blows you away) For a man who is turning 50, Tom Cruise plays his trademark role to perfection, not only does he look alot younger, but considering he performs his own stunts, he does remarkably well. The support cast does a wonderful job. Simon Pegg provides able laughs and Jeremy Renner, who many feel will take over Ethan Hunts role is brilliant aswell. In short, Ghost Protocol is not only the best in the series, but keeps you asking for more future MI movies!

The Adventures of Tintin

I doubt there could have been anyone apart from Spielberg who could have done a better job with a motion picture version of the famed "Adventures of Tintin". Apart from the breath-taking visuals, Spielberg does bring in the edge-of-your-seat action from the Indiana Jones series and he's added plenty of laughs. The voice cast led by Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis is brilliant. In other words, it's a perfect, light entertainer!

Drive
Drive(2011)

Within the first 10 minutes you're convinced as to why this has been a much talked about movie over the past few months, however towards the second hour you also realize that the excessive bloodshed was also why it didn't do too well in the box-office. Nevertheless, Drive is a wonderful movie. It's not got a very complex script mind you. Simple yet beautifully crafted. Extremely well shot, there are certain car scenes and general scenes that have been captured wonderfully. It also carries a very 80s feel to it with a lovely background score. Ryan Gosling has had a wonderful year and Drive has been one of his best (though haven't watched The Ides of March) and he is well supported by a fine support cast. Drive is a highly recommended movie!

Captain America: The First Avenger

What a wonderful origin movie for the first avenger, Captain America. It has been well shot, the special effects haven't been overdone and it's got a wonderfully executed plot! Not to forget the casting which was spot on. Chris Evans as Captain America has done justice to role just like all the other Avengers superstars have done to theirs. It's all building up to one grand Avengers movie next summer!

Colombiana
Colombiana(2011)

I won't say this is a great film, it's good, it keeps you interested, mainly because of Zoe Saldana. The script is highly predictable and gets dull after a point but the action sequences are worth it and got to say the first 10 minutes with young Saldana doing over the top action stunts was abit to much. Watchable!

A Man Apart
A Man Apart(2003)
½

'A Man Apart' had such potential but in the end it's pretty disappointing. The script has its heart in the right place but the execution is clearly missing. You're probably expecting a real strong ending but the last 20 odd minutes leave you bitterly disappointed. Vin Diesel and co. are wonderful but they can't do much to elevate this movie from being average to good.

Attack the Block

This was brilliant. It's got scares, it's original, it's funny and it's got one hell of a story. Whatelse works for this movie is how good the starcast does. A good, unique alien invasion film!

Zookeeper
Zookeeper(2011)
½

I didn't really expect much of a plot in the first place so can't say I was disappointed there. It's highly predictable but still it's got its laughs here and there. Performances were alright, scenes between Kevin James and the Gorilla stole the show for me.

Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses is an extremely funny, raunchy comedy about three friends who are out to get rid of their troublesome bosses. What follows is 90+ mins of laughter and some great moments. What makes Horrible Bosses work is it's characters, i.e. the bosses. What also makes this movie work is its performances by all 6 of them. Watch it and be entertained.

The Smurfs
The Smurfs(2011)

Don't expect a cinematic masterpiece. Infact don't even expect a plot or anything that would make it reasonable. It's nothing else than pure fun. The smurfs are funny and they put a smile on your face more often than not. Watch it and be entertained.

Wild Child
Wild Child(2008)
½

It's your average, everyday teenage chick flick with a very pretty Emma Roberts...a star in the making.

The Death and Life of Bobby Z

Apart from a stunning Olivia Wilde, this movie is pretty much horrible and a big mess.

Submarine
Submarine(2011)
½

It's a strange movie to be honest. Apart from some very fine performances and an interesting premise the movie actually tends to bog down as it progresses, before it again blooms towards the end. Watch it for some fine acting.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

It's a worthy addition to a great franchise. Don't know why critics have been writing off these movies but I find them to be great summer entertainment. Depp returns in his iconic role as Capt. Jack Sparrow and he's great asusual. The plot is good, if not great! Penelope Cruz is a worthy addition to the starcast, but I didn't really get the point of Sam Claflin. Apart from its slight flaws, its an undoubtedly great movie!

Couples Retreat
½

Average movie at the best. It's got an interesting starcast and a few laughs here and there but that's about it. The performances are pretty good.

Walk the Line

One of the best musical biopics ever? Could say so, and even the legend Johnny Cash himself couldn't have asked for a better one! Johnny Cash fans watch this and admire him, non-fans watch this and fall in love with him!

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
½

It's hilarious. This is what happens when you put Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell in one movie together. The plot in itself is extremely funny, and the performances are just an icing on the cake!

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

Yes it's an interesting concept, but it's highly sick. Surely the guy who wrote this needs to be dumped into a mental asylum.

Death Proof
Death Proof(2007)
½

Planet Terror was much better, this is less action and alot of needless talk. However, every scene Kurt Russell is involved in is brilliant.

Hesher
Hesher(2011)

It's alright. I mean basically more than Hesher the focus is on the kid and his dad and there background. All we know about Hesher is that he's a rebel but that's about it. Apart from that, some fine performances by JGL and Natalie Portman.

We Own the Night
½

It's an interesting watch! The plot is in the right place, but there are portions that tend to bog you down. Cinematography is brilliant in parts (the car chase sequences and the finale). Acting wise, Mark Wahlberg takes a backseat in this movie and Joaquin Phoenix does a great job!

5 Days Of War
½

It's a decent movie. For a change someone decides to make a war movie not based on Iraq or Afghanistan. Focus instead shifts to Georgia where a couple of journalists are caught behind enemy lines. It's got some interesting moments, it's got a decent script and the action is pretty good if not a little gory at times. The starcast does a reasonably good job.

Death Sentence
½

Death Sentence starts of extremely well and is good for most portions. However, there are blips and these blips are large. It's got a very good concept and it's got a very good lead actor aswell which is what works for it. However, it's the last 20-25 minutes that are extremely weak. Kevin Bacon carries this movie from start to finish. From going to being a VP of a company to a father seeking vengeance for all the harm done to his family, the transition is portrayed wonderfully!

Super 8
Super 8(2011)
½

It's a homage to the good ol' summer blockbusters. Set in the late 70s, Super 8 is about a group of kids who fall witness to a devastating train accident and how they eventually uncover the secrets and reasons behind it. The setting is wonderful and gives everyone a true 70s feel and the casting has to be top notch. With some really talented young actors blended with some more experienced campaigners, J.J Abrams has brought out the best he could. Watch it for it is thoroughly entertaining!

Trust
Trust(2011)

Two things surprised me in this movie. 1) David Schwimmer the director 2) How good this movie actually is. It's hard-hitting, it's real and above all, it's educational. It hits all the right notes. Clive Owen is just wonderful. He's one of the most under-rated actors in hollywood and his choice of movies is top notch. He is supported brilliantly by Liana Liberato who is as good. It's a highly recommended movie!

Bad Teacher
Bad Teacher(2011)
½

It's got a good concept, but the execution was clearly lacking. There are some funny moments and some that do tend to fall flat. But Cameron Diaz does extremely well in a movie where the support cast is ordinary. Timberlake is wasted.

Psycho
Psycho(1960)

Pyscho, probably one of the greatest horror movies in history, not for it's scary moments, but from some amazing cinematic angles. The two murders may be swift, but the way they have been shot are iconic. Same goes for Anthony Perkins performance which is absolutely top notch and is well supported by a great cast!

Something Borrowed

It's your average predictable romcom. However, its glad to see Kate Hudson take a back seat and allow Ginnier Goodwin to run the show. The acting is pretty ok and the storyline is alright except for the subplots which just add to the length of the movie.

Cougars, Inc.
½

It's like one of those MIF pornos with a better storyline and actual actors.

Blitz
Blitz(2011)

A Jason Statham thriller set in London revolving around a pyschopath cop killer and how a certain police division goes around with their search. It's a decent movie, but then out of nowhere in the second hour there's a deviation to a subplot involving a lady cop battling against a drug addiction which I felt was highly unnecessary. Apart from that don't expect your regular Jason Statham action. Acting was alright.

Hop
Hop(2011)
½

A completely kids movie. The blend of animation with real life characters never really works and this is no exception. Forgettable but light-hearted!

Your Highness
½

It's a very silly movie. Some crude humour and most of the jokes are just vulgar and hardly get a smile out of you. Danny McBride and James Franco are there usual selves but Natalie Portman springs a pleasant surprise even though she's completely out of place with this movie. Zooey Deschanel is wasted!

Scream 4
Scream 4(2011)

It's pretty good. It's a good slasher movie. The start is pretty interesting with a minute long appearance by some good talented stars ( Kirsten Bell and Anna Paquin). It's not completely predictable, but yes the end could have been stronger.

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

This is truely a heart wrenching tale between the bonding of a man and his dog. It's a wonderful portrayal of loyalty towards one's master and one's best friend. Truly wonderful!

The Terminal
The Terminal(2004)
½

It's not got the most realistic script, but it's a funny idea. It takes a dig at some of the immigration laws set out but also portrays a good side of airports and how one man makes a life out of it. Tom Hanks is wonderful, his fake foreign accent is pretty convincing and hard to pull of for 2 hours. It's a movie that leaves a smile on your face once the end credits roll.

Mission: Impossible

This is good. I've watched it before, but it's only when I watched it recently that I truly admired it. It's got a wonderful plot, with some good twists. A wonderful, mysterious starcast and then you've got the famous "break in from the ventilator" scene.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
½

And thus ends ten brilliant years of our lives. Many of us have grown up with Harry and co. and curtains have finally come down and in style! By far the best of the eight, it's 130 minutes of the end of a journey. There are flashes from all previous 7 movies! Highly emotional, highly adventurous and highly entertaining. In the end, its Mischief Managed!

Collateral
Collateral(2004)
½

It's one of those movies I wished I had watched upon release. It does start of slow, but its got an interesting premise to it. A cab driver picks up an assasin who makes him drive around and watch him kill people. However, at times the movie does tend to get slow, but picks up in the penultimate 45 mins elevating it to a wonderful thriller. Both Tom Cruise and Jamie Fox are fantastic!

X-Men: First Class

This is a solid movie. It's got a strong script given in the hands of one of the finest directors today, Matthew Waughn. Many are ruing the fact that this origins story should probably have been the first X-Men movie, nevertheless, it's solid material. Casting was absolutely brilliant. The chemistry between McAvoy and Fassbender was brilliant! It's a wonderful summer watch!

Batman: Under the Red Hood
½

What works for this is its wonderful voice over cast! Watch it for them!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

It's a wonderful movie adaption of the movie. More than the execution what a movie adaption needed was someone to do justice to the role of Lisbeth and Noomi Rapace is wonderful! Her performance is excellent. Good watch!

Delhi Belly
Delhi Belly(2011)

It's a new genre, that has been explored to perfection. Wonderful watch. Will go down as a cult classic in it's genre!

13 Assassins
13 Assassins(2011)

Promising Japanese movies never seem to disappoint me. This is no exception. From the very first minute it grabs your interest and this continues till the very last minute. Some wonderful acting, wonderful direction and wonderful action. The last 40-45 mins is epic. Highly recommended.

Take Me Home Tonight

Nothing original. It's basically one of those high school raunchy rom-com's set in the 80s just with characters who are college grads. Still, you don't feel that your bored or watching the samething repeated over and over for many years. The proceedings are infact fun. The cast does a great job. Good watch!

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

There are basically three types of movies : 1) Which are meant to entertain no matter how the plot is 2) Movies which focus alot on the plot and barely entertain 3) Movies which try to put both togther.
So far the transformers franchise is clearly the first and Micheal Bay has a clear agenda on how to entertain. He makes this even bigger than the second movie, infact at times its more of an alien invasion movie. The action and effects are outstanding. Really gripping at times, and you thoroughly enjoy it. Plot is not too bad, but its not great either. You won't care though. The starcast is huge and does a reasonably job. The new girl is basically eye candy. Note the one scene where Chicago is being torn down and the camera focusses on the new actress/model amidst all the mayhem. That for you is one prime example that Micheal Bay knows how to entertain his target audience. The perfect summer blockbuster!

Arthur
Arthur(2011)
½

I sort of lost interest after reading the review to this movie, but it turned out to be another case of basically, not trusting critics. It's a fun film. Russell Brand is hilarious as usual. At times you would feel that he's drunk even while shooting for this film. He's well supported by a good cast. Good watch!

Girl Walks Into a Bar

It's a sharp-witted comedy. It starts of great and has some great dialogue. However parts of the vignette aren't great, but the connection made between the characters is great.Good starcast so definitely worth the watch!

Green Lantern
½

A much awaited and anticipated movie was greeted with some terrible reviews. Frankly, it's a fun film, yes the execution of the plot isn't all that good, but still it keeps us highly entertained. Green Lantern (by far my favourite superhero) gets his origin movie, but maybe alot more focus could have been on the character development and origin. I also felt the ending was wrapped up all too quickly. Ryan Reynolds, many may feel was in-appropriate to be cast as Hal Jordon, but I felt he did a great job by adding his humor. Blake Lively was lovely, but Peter Sarsgaard was brilliant. Mark Strong does well, and looks the part of Sinestro, however Tim Robbins was completely miscast. On a whole, Green Lantern is a complete entertainer which could have been a whole lot better had they focussed on the plot more. Nonetheless, you won't be disappointed.

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch(2011)

Interesting concept but it's got some huge and gaping plot holes. Visually, Zack Snyder has proven himself, but when it comes to execution, this has got to be his weakest attempt. The women are pretty, but the acting is not upto the mark. Action is great. Below average!

Source Code
Source Code(2011)

Source Code is one of the better sci-fi movies to come out of late. It's got some real good suspense, it's got a wonderful plot which is well laid out and told. It's gripping and it's thought provoking. Jake Gyllenhaal is wonderful and is well supported by a good cast. Don't miss this thrill of a ride!

Paul
Paul(2011)

Paul smokes pot, Paul swears alot, Paul is out-spoken and Paul is extremely funny. An alien embarks on a road trip with two british geeks across the US. Paul is a highly entertaining movie, with plently of laughs. The plot might be predictable but it's not a factor that goes against the movie. Seth Rogen does a fabulous job with the voice-over as Paul. Seth Rogen and Nick Frost provide able support and are willing to take the backseat considering the fact that they had some wonderful chemistry leading movies ( Hot Fuzz, Shawn of the Dead). Rest of the ensemble cast are great. Watch Paul and be highly entertained!

Never Let Me Go
½

It's a very good movie. Some fine acting by the leading three which is great because they needed to be good in a movie which tends to get slow at times. Based on a sci-fi novel, the premise is highly impressive and extremely well directed. Does seem to get depressing at times, but this works in favour of the movie aswell.

Welcome to the Rileys
½

It's a surprisingly good movie. The plot is simple yet very moving. After the death of their 14 year old daughter, a couple seem to be distancing away from each other. When Doug(James Gandolfini) befriends a young stripper(Kirsten Stewart) as she reminds him of his dead daughter. All seems good it now and the plot movement from here is what defines the movie. When parental motivations start to come in, you realize your in for a good movie. Kirsten Stewart and James Gandolfini are fantastic. Melissa Leo tends to be annoying at times.

The Adjustment Bureau
½

It's basically a romantic thriller and a very good one, and you only realize this once you actually watch the movie. The trailers give you an impression that it's a sci-fi thriller with mysterious elements ( which are there but are cleared out pretty well) It's got a good plot, and it's a brilliant idea aswell. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt share a good chemistry and the support cast is great aswell. Really good watch!

After Sex
After Sex(2007)

It's a good movie at best! Some of the vignettes are good but then there are certain ones which are horrible. But it's a good idea, and it's watchable! Huge starcast so hard to really spot out somebody!

Hanna
Hanna(2011)

It's a different type of revenge thriller. Having lived in complete solitude with her dad, Hanna (Saorise Ronan) is finally ready to step out into the outside world and kill the woman who killed her mother. From the very first scene you know your in for something different and then comes a very well shot escape scene. From some very well shot action sequences to some brilliant coming-to-age sequences, Hanna is a very well directed movie. Saoirse Ronan is turning into a fine young actress. A true find for the future! Watch it for it's different!

Ready
Ready(2011)
½

Entertainment at its very best! Perfect movie to watch on a boring Sunday afternoon!

Priest
Priest(2011)

Never really expected much and didn't get much. Pretty boring movie. Plot all over the place making it hard to watch. Action is decent.

The Way Back
The Way Back(2011)
½

There's probably never been any movie which involved so much walking as "The Way Back" did. Apart from that, it's a wonderful story of of survival and grit. Yes it might not have a very good beginning with the breakout from the prison but the rest of the movie is fantastic. Brilliant cinematography, which captures the natural landscapes in a wonderful fashion and the struggles that come with extreme weather conditions. The starcast do a fantastic job.

Game
Game(2011)
½

It's more style over substance. I mean the amount of money wasted in globe-trotting was just unnecessary. Plot is alright, twists and turns, but in the end it's all just too much. Performances are just about all right. AB Jr. steals the show but the supporting cast don't do an impressive job. Average at best!

Beastly
Beastly(2011)

It's a modern day version of "Beauty and the Beast" and consists of a decent starcast. However Beastly is a mess. Terrible writing, terrible dialogues and terrible acting makes this barely watchable. The only good factor is its runtime, which is less than 90 minutes.

Hall Pass
Hall Pass(2011)

It's a funny movie. Starts of really well, gets funnier towards the middle, but it probably 10-15 mins too long which seems to be the problem with alot of the comedies nowadays. Owen Wilson manages to look extremely old but still puts in a fine performance and is well supported by Jason Sudeikis.

Kill the Irishman

It's an entertaining gangster movie. Apart from some loopholes in the story-telling and way too many bombs going off, it's worth the watch. Good turn by Ray Stevenson, upon whom the entire movie rests on.

Rango
Rango(2011)
½

Rango is strange, Rango is bizarre and Rango is by no means your average family animation movie. From the very onset, it has some trippy moments doubled up with some odd characters. The plot is good, but it takes time to actually get going. Voice cast does great! Johnny Depp is a revelation and is well supported by the likes of Isla Fisher and co. Watch this for it tries and suceeds in being very, very different yet entertaining!

Red Riding Hood

It's very "plastic" from the very onset. Talented cast, but its still a terrible movie. Based on Little Red Riding Hood, it takes bits and pieces from it, including certain dialogues. Acting ranges from ordinary to terrible. The likes of Gary Oldman are wasted. Avoidable!

Unknown
Unknown(2011)
½

Liam Neeson is probably one of the few guys in Hollywood you can count on to carry a film on his own. Unknown has an interesting premise, but as the movie proceeds and uncovered, it does seem abit unrealistic and unconvincing. Nevertheless, Unknown keeps you interested. It's got the same feel as that of Taken, just not as good in terms of plot. Still, watch it for Liam Neeson give an equally good performance!

I Am Number Four

This was a pretty ordinary teen-directed film, until the last 20 odd minutes. Some good action sequences with some neat effects. However, a week plot is what really hampers this movie. Watchable! Teresa Palmer is wasted!

Limitless
Limitless(2011)
½

It's a solid entertainer. Limitless has been extremely well directed. From the instance he starts taking the new drug, which would allow to use his full brain potential, there is colour in his life. Things seem alot clearer and this has been portrayed magnificantly. Then comes the trippy moments when he their are 'time gaps' in his life. Two examples of wonderful direction. The plot is also unique, and its engaging. Bradley Cooper plays his part to perfection. He's portrayed as a cocky loser who's a no-gooder without the drug.

Water for Elephants

It's pretty good. It's a good looking movie. Set during the Great Depression, its a love story set in a circus. Again, another movie adapted from a bestseller, it's got some fine performances by the likes of Waltz and Reese Witherspoon, however Pattinson is just his usual dull and stubborn self. Loosening up abit would do him alot of good.

Drive Angry
Drive Angry(2011)

Stupidity at its best. Plot is terrible, but what the director tries doing here is something on the lines of Crank and Grindhouse. However, both had much better plots and well more stupid moments. Still there are times which make you ask yourself "WTF is going on" Cage, Amber Heard and William Fichtner are good, but the rest of the cast doesn't do much. Watchable.

Norwegian Wood
½

Nowhere near as good as the book, but then again, many say that this novel was un-film able. The director makes a valiant effort in trying to bring out the best from the novel. He is more or less true to the book, but what lacks severely is character development. The cast do a good job, but seem subdued. Otherwise, the emotions are there, and fans of the novel can fill the missing pieces. Worthy watch!

The Lincoln Lawyer
½

Lincoln Lawyer is one of the best legal thrillers to come out in recent times. It's got a great plot, which has been very well directed. But alot of the credit should be given to Matthew McConaughey, who stars as a lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. Comedy was one area that he should have never entered, because his portrayal of a slick defense attorney just goes to show that serious movies are his fortress. A good watch!

Thor
Thor(2011)

Exceeds expectations. Frankly I expected Thor to be an average movie, but it clearly surprised me. It's got a great plot, wonderful balance between humour, drama and good action and good CG but what makes this movie great is Chris Hemsworth as Thor, who makes the role his. Frankly speaking after watching the movie, you can't possibly imagine anybody else doing a better job. The supporting cast is great aswell. Perfect build up to what should be a brilliant Avengers movie, come next year!

Fast Five
Fast Five(2011)

By far the best in the series. It's not always that the fifth movie of a franchise turns out to be the best, and just when you thought that four was more than enough, you'll probably asking for more. From an interesting plot, to some breath-taking action sequences (Diesel-Rock fight sequence, the finale), Fast Five is entertainment at its very best! Just what you need this summer!

Waiting for Forever

This movie had alot of potential. A cute plot, was probably not that well executed. This movie has pretty much everything, some funny moments, romance, and then there's the death and set-up. To top it of it has an excellent soundtrack. Acting is strictly alright!

Rio
Rio(2011)

Typical family entertainer. The concepts for animation movies of late have been good, and this is no exception. Good voice cast, good soundtrack and a good plot with some nice, light-hearted moments. Give it a watch!

The Roommate
The Roommate(2011)
½

Yes its highly predictable, yes it's got an average plot. Still it's a decent movie in parts. Keeps you eager even though you know what's going to come next. Acting is alright. Minka Kelly is just stunning.

Last Night
Last Night(2011)
½

You could pretty much make a fair guess of what this movie was going to be about from the trailer. A story about a married couple who are apart for a night, and are supposed to make choices which may eventually decide the fate of their relationship. Some fine performances by Kiera Knightley and Sam Worthington who display confusion and the urge to resist temptation with relative ease. Canet and Mendes provide able support. It's a good watch if your into marriage-dramas!

The Warrior's Way

It's a silly movie. A wayward plot, some bad acting, even though you have a decent cast. However, the film has been shot well, and the has stylized pretty well. Decent action. Below-average flick!

Dum Maaro Dum

It's good but I expected alot more from this movie. Still it's got its heart at the right place. Some scenes and sequences are brilliant, some are a let down. Some of the music is in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Acting wise, everyone does a good job!

The Eagle
The Eagle(2011)
½

It's a strictly average movie! Parts are interesting, but there are moments which are pretty boring. Plot is interesting, acting is pretty good aswell. Interesting if your into historical movies.

Just Go with It

It's a good watch! The same brand of Adam Sandler comedy that has been highly entertaining for years now! The plot is decent, the jokes are mostly good but the last 15-20 mins are a letdown. Apart from that it's a good watch!

No Strings Attached

It's a good entertainer! Yes, the plot is extremely predictable, the laughs are great, the chemistry is good but it is a letdown in the last 20 minutes, which seem like a complete drag. Good watch otherwise!

Hobo With a Shotgun
½

B-grade movie at its best! Bloodshed, laughable dialogues, decent plot, and some terrible acting. Stuff you like, and expect from movies of this genre!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Probably the weakest of the three movies. The visuals are great, action is alright and so is the plot. But something is clearly missing.

Battle: Los Angeles
½

It's good entertainment! The plot is alright, but the execution was great. Good acting by a huge cast, good ending, and some great action. Good watch!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

A massive improvement from the 6th movie. Considering its Part 1 of a two-part movie, it makes things more difficult for director David Yates but he executes the film of perfection, leaving us eagerly waiting for the last and final movie of this wonderful franchise.

Little Fockers
½

Just like its predecessors, it doesn't fail to entertain. Funny and entertaining even though the plot is a mess. Owen Wilson is wasted, Ben Stiller and De Niro are wonderful! Fun watch!

Fair Game
Fair Game(2010)
½

Maybe I'm just sick and tired of movies which are slightly based on Sept.11. One too many I suppose now. Fair Game has an extremely talented starcast, interesting premise, but the whole Sept.11 and War on Iraq backdrop didn't appeal to me at all!

London Boulevard
½

It's average at best. Interesting concept but the execution isn't great. It infact gets pretty slow after a while.

Season of the Witch
½

It's not as bad as people are saying it is. Yes, the acting is horrible, but nice premise and nice visuals keep you interested. That said, Nicolas Cage has real issues with movie selections.

Vanishing On 7th Street

It's an interesting concept, but the character's have been badly written out. The plot keeps you gripped but the ending could have been much better. Feels like they were in a hurry to finish it. Good watch nonetheless!

Gulliver's Travels
½

Starts of well, but falls apart 20 mins in. Idea is good, but execution is horrible! Acting is alrite, funny in parts, but disappointing!

Yogi Bear
Yogi Bear(2010)

It's definitely a fun film. It's one of those movies when you need to forget about a good plot, acting and everything else. Just pure fun!

Hereafter
Hereafter(2010)

One of Clint Eastwood's weaker movies. The idea is good, but the execution is nowhere near great. Infact the movie is plain boring. Matt Damon and co. do well, but not enough to save this movie. Disappointing!

The Tourist
The Tourist(2010)
½

It's not everyday you get Depp and Jolie to star in the same movie. Which means expectations are sky high, which means you are expecting atleast a good, decent entertainer. Tourist starts of well, but it implodes through the middle, and gets worse towards the end. Jolie is the main star of the movie, Depp is wasted. What you get is an average movie which leaves you more disappointed than thrilled!

Band Baaja Baaraat
½

Solid entertainer! It's very fresh, good chemistry by the lead pair and some decent music!

Tangled
Tangled(2010)

A thoroughly entertaining movie. The animation is great by Disney! It's got a good plot, good music and wonderful laughs. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi do a great job with their voice overs!

The Beach
The Beach(2000)

I watched this movie purely on word of mouth. It might not have been as good as people say it is, but still it's a good watch. Exciting yet slightly wayward plot and some fine acting! Poor ending nonetheless!

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)

Visually stunning. But that's not everything that goes into making a good, decent movie. It starts of well, gets a bit bogged down in the middle and the ending is below standards. The cast does at best a decent job! Watch it for some fine visuals,

The Next Three Days

It's decent. Interesting concept, does stretch at times. Plot is very inconsistent, good at times but equally bad at other times. Russell Crowe carries this movie with perfection.

The Mechanic
The Mechanic(2011)

It's a good movie, but not great. The plot is predictable, though the idea is a good one. Jason Statham is his usual self, Ben Foster does a good aswell.

Jackass 3
Jackass 3(2010)

Good fun! Stunts are crazy as usual, some might be too disgusting but overall its a fun watch!

The Green Hornet

I was left extremely confused after watching this movie. Yes it's entertaining, yes it's action-packed and yes it's funny. But the plot is a mess and some parts of the movie are completely random. Acting wise, seth rogen and jay chou are wonderful! diaz is wasted, christopher waltz is alright and james franco in a short cameo was disastrous!

Mumbai Diaries
½

Dhobi Ghat caters to a very small audience. An audience that appreciates art films. To everyone else Dhobi Ghat would be completely bullshit. A plot that is good, characters that have been written out really well and a cast that does a brilliant job! Yes, the movie might tend to get boring at times but still it's a wonderful movie!

The King's Speech

The story of a king who has a speech problem and how his wife and doctor(friend) help him overcome this fear. Some fine, fine performances by the cast. Colin Firth is probably won himself an Oscar with a brilliant portrayal of a very difficult character. A fine watch!

Paranormal Activity 2
½

A prequel to the high successful Paranormal Activity. It starts of a tad bit boring, but once the scares start to come in it matches the first movie in terms of scares.

It's Kind of a Funny Story
½

It's a sweet movie. Interesting concept but apart from a slightly wayward plot, it's a worthy watch. Good starcast ( Emma Roberts is just amazing) and a good background score makes this a good watch!

Let Me In
Let Me In(2010)
½

A quality romantic vampire movie. No clue as to why people run to theaters to watch Twilight when you have a quality movie like this. It's got the right blend of romance and horror making it a worthwhile watch!

Battle Royale

I came across this movie on a online forum. Read the premise and immediately knew I was in for something different. It didn't disappoint. Dark, violent and extremely interesting! Hope the sequel is as good.

Love and Other Drugs
½

This was good. I got what I expected. Not a bad plot, good chemistry between the lead but lots of nudity on show. It's a good, entertaining watch!

Faster
Faster(2010)

It's good, but not great. The plot is alright, u knew there was some sort of twist coming towards the end. The Rock doesn't really have many lines in this movie.

Due Date
Due Date(2010)
½

The unusual pairing of Robert Downing Jr. and Zach Galifianakis works wonders for this movie. Plot might be highly ordinary but the chemistry between the two elevate this movie to a good, watchable, comic flick!

Post Grad
Post Grad(2009)
½

It's alright. Not the greatest of scripts but then Alexis Bledel is impressive!

127 Hours
127 Hours(2010)

127 Hours is an absolute beauty. It's hard to make a movie around a mountain climber who gets stuck under a boulder but Danny Boyle does it perfectly. Right from the start you feel you're in for something special and Danny Boyle and co. don't disappoint. Wonderful cinematography, great background score and a definite Oscar nominee worthy performance from James Franco. You actually share his happiness and feel his pain, especially in the arm cutting scene which was pretty graphic but well shot.Watch and Fall in love with this beautiful movie.

Just Friends
Just Friends(2005)
½

This movie was way better than I expected it to be. Good storyline, yes there could have been a better ending, interesting characters and some good laughs. Good entertaining watch!

The Fighter
The Fighter(2010)

A movie based on a true story of two brothers who are both boxers. One needs a big match to get his career back on track and the other needs to get over his drug addiction. What makes this movie special is its engaging plot, brilliant storyline, good cinematography and some top notch acting. Cristian Bale needs an Oscar. Nobody in the industry deserves one more than him. Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams pitch in with career best performances, especially Mark Wahlberg. Watch it even if you're not a boxing fan because I'm not and i enjoyed every moment!

True Grit
True Grit(2010)
½

I'm not a fan of Westerners, but then again with all the buzz surrounding this movie and also to mention the talented cast attached to this I was pleased with what I saw. So pleased that it's probably the best westerner I've watched. Hailee Steinfeld might have gotten herself an Oscar for this. Her character is just a thrill to watch. Jeff Bridges is excellent himself and Matt Damon gives able support. Well written, well shot, good humor and most importantly, well enacted.

Repo Men
Repo Men(2010)
½

Frankly, it's not as bad as people say it is. With an interesting premise and a nice balance between some good action and funny moments it's an interesting watch.

Death Race 2
Death Race 2(2010)
½

It's not bad. A prequel to the Death Race movie. A weak plot but good decent action. Average acting, but still its watchable!

Dinner for Schmucks
½

It's funny! Might be predictable but you don't really care, steve carell is absolutely brilliant. From his expressions to his actions, he makes you laugh. The rest of the cast is great too, the movie might tend to bog down a little but the last 30 mins is brilliant. It's a good watch!

The Boys Are Back
½

An exception turn by Clive Owen who is one of the most under-rated actors in hollywood. Its an emotional story about the relationship between a widower and his two sons. Well written, does tend to get shabby at parts but still a pleasant movie with fine performances.

Unstoppable
Unstoppable(2010)

After watching movies like these, you wonder why more directors can't bring out pure entertainment like this. Simple plot, but so well told, the pace is perfect, direction is really good. Action packed drama from start to finish.It's movies like these which make heroes out of normal citizens that inspire people. Brilliant!

Black Swan
Black Swan(2010)

Wow,wasn't looking forward to this one despite its rave reviews but its got award nominations written all over it. Exquisite direction by Darren Aronofsky who takes us into the world of a goodie goodie ballerina dancer who must tap into her dark side so as to master her role. This thriller gives you a good couple of bumps aswell along the way, and a good solid starcast with Natalie Portman given us a performance of a lifetime. Must watch!

Unthinkable
Unthinkable(2014)

It's definitely thought provoking and some nice performances. The torture is abit too much at times, but its necessary. The ending is pretty decent aswell, but then again, the middle sections of the movie tend to be a bit of a drag and weak. Worthwhile!

Flipped
Flipped(2010)
½

It's a movie which has its heart at the right place. Well directed, well acted, its a wonderful watch!

The American
The American(2010)

Painfully slow. I've tried completing this movie twice but It's pretty much impossible.

13
13(2011)

Disappointing! Had expectations from this movie when I saw the good starcast, but it's a slow, boring movie with a horrible plot and poor performances.

Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole(2010)
½

Starts off on a very depressing note, but the movie gets stronger as it progresses. A good plot about a family searching for redemption/hope at the most impossible of situations but work there way into finding it in the most unusual ways. A good cast which does very very well.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
½

Visually brilliant but low on plot. It's a worthy watch with some great animation and a good vibe about it. A possible exciting franchise!

The Town
The Town(2010)

Ben Affleck take a bow! As a director he has gone from strength to strength and as an actor he has come back with a couple of powerful films over the years. The Town is an engrossing crime drama with a fine plot which is well told and well enacted. It's one of the best movies to come out this year.

Break Ke Baad

It's alright. It's fresh, light hearted and the chemistry between the lead is good. However, the plot could have been much better. The second hour tends to be a drag at times and the story doesn't really go anywhere. It's watchable!

Devil
Devil(2010)
½

It's alright, not as bad as I was expecting it to be, but not as great as one would wish it to be. Apart from a few plot glitches, devil is a good improvement by Shayalaman which is a positive sign.

Skyline
Skyline(2010)

Now it's basically a B-grade movie disguised as a big budget epic which it isn't. However, with some pretty amazing visuals and a decent cast, skyline makes up for a decent watch.Storywise, it could have been alot better.

Takers
Takers(2010)

It's just about alright. Decent cast, can't say much about the acting as their isn't much scope for anyone. Story is alright, but it's the penultimate 30 minutes that are good.

The Kids Are All Right
½

It lives up to all the rave reviews its won. A good talented starcast who do a wonderful job. A plot which is simple yet brilliant. It's a worthy watch!

Anjaana Anjaani

Better than I expected. Decent plot, good chemistry and some nice light moments. Worth a watch!

Cellular
Cellular(2004)

It's a decent watch. Slightly predictable and has its flaws but its gripping. Good effort by the starcast!

Zodiac
Zodiac(2007)

Lengthy movie, but extremely interesting. One of the better crime dramas I have watched off late. Good starcast, well told and exceptionally well executed, its a gripping tale.

Shrek Forever After
½

Better than the third, fun all the way but should be the end to a wonderful series! Fun, lots of laughs and entertaining!

Easy A
Easy A(2010)

A suprisingly good high school comedy. A good script, funny and entertaining moments and a wonderful act by Emma Stone who is well supported by a good cast. A benchmark for how high school comedies should be made. A delightful watch!

Going the Distance
½

It's different and it's been pulled off pretty well. Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in this romantic comedy about a couple trying to make a long distance relationship work.Good acting from the lead with some good chemistry between them and an alright support cast. There are some low points but nonethless its a worthy watch!

A Nightmare on Elm Street

It manages to keep you gripped throughout the movie, but what it lacks is a solid plot. Good impressive young cast. Decent watch!

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
½

It's a good entertainer. That said, plot could have been better, but good visuals and a good cast makes up for that. Jay Baruchel is finally coming to age

Rakhta Charitra

Extremely violent and vintage RGV.Hghly entertaining, decent plot and good acting all round.

The Last Airbender

A movie which is a perfect example of how wonderful visuals and effects aren't everything. A plot which goes horribly wrong somewhere down the line. Acting is alright but what could have been an interesting franchise starts of with a disaster!

Road Trip: Beer Pong
½

It's got a horrible plot, but what it tries to do is follow up on the lines of the first Road Trip. Cast wasn't all the great, but the lead girl was simply gorgeous. Can be funny at times. Watchable!

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
½

Simple plot, but some wonderful visuals and unique directing and screenplay makes this movie standout. The fight scenes are portrayed like video games which is again, very unique. Cera is a great actor, but I still feel that he's being typecast way to much, the rest of the cast is great. Watch it if you're looking for a movie that is new, funny and fresh.

The Social Network

Probably among the best movies to be based on true life incidents. David Fincher takes the story of Facebook and converts it into a highly entertaining and well-told film. Direction was brilliant especially with the jumping from the court room scenes to the flashbacks. Acting was top-notch. Jesse Eisenberg is one of the brightest stars of the future!

Altitude
Altitude(2010)

Apart from some good effects, the plot looses its way half way throughout the movie, leaving an ending that is a complete letdown. Very amateurish acting doesn't help its cause.

Vampires Suck

If you just can't stand Twilight, then watch this movie. Otherwise there isn't any point.

Step Up 3
Step Up 3(2010)
½

It's better than the first, but doesn't quite match up to the second. Brilliant dance sequences but its the plot that's a letdown. Acting is alright. Hopefully there might be a fourth.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

With some decent action sequences, Resident Evil:Afterlife proves to be a perfect entertainer! Acting is alright and the plot is ordinary! Watchable.

Red
Red(2010)

A perfect blend of comedy and action with a great talented starcast. For some reason I didn't have much expectations from this movie but it truly surprised me! A good entertaining watch!

Piranha 3-D
Piranha 3-D(2010)
½

Vintage B-grade movie! Lots of nudity, blood shed and nonsense! Acting isn't great but its still got a decent plot. A good enjoyable watch!

Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex(2010)
½

The only decent thing about this movie was its soundtrack. A complete waste of time!

The Fourth Kind

Portions with the actual footage were disturbing but other than that there were stretches that were boring! Watchable!

Machete
Machete(2010)

With an awsome star cast and some vintage robert rodriguez direction, machete is a highly entertaining and crazy movie on the lines of Grindhouse Planet Terror. Watch if your a fan of RR.

Predators
Predators(2010)

Robert Rodriguez and Nimrod Antal have revived a franchise which was killed with the sequels of the original Predators and which should have been the actual sequel. A good plot with a good cast and some good action. Watch it if you liked the original.

Get Him to the Greek

A raunchy comedy very much on the lines of Forgetting Sarah Marshall exceptt this time around Russell Brand has been given the lead and does suprisingly well. Jonah Hill is his usual self. There are moments that are really funny, and the plot is decent aswell. Good entertainer!

Knight & Day
Knight & Day(2010)
½

Good summer entertainer. Plot might be all over the place but the action and da combo of Diaz - Cruise make up for that!Good watch!

Dabangg
Dabangg(2010)

If your looking for two hours of sheer entertainment and fun, then this is the movie to watch! Insane fun!

Robin Hood
Robin Hood(2010)

A movie which is interesting at times and slow at other times. An origins movie, of how Robin Hood becomes an outlaw. Russell Crowe and the rest of the cast give an earnest performance.

The Other Guys
½

It's funny as I expected it to be, plot is just about alright but the chemistry and comic timing between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg is just great.

The Expendables

If your expecting a solid storyline with twists and turns along with some great action then you'll be disappointing. If you just wanna watch some of your favorite action heroes then you'll be taken back to the good ol' 80s and 90s.Waiting for a sequel just to remind me my favorite action heroes.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
½

A good idea, but considering this is the same guy who brought us the first two Harry Potter movies you can see certain resemblences. The younger actors do a much better job than the likes of Uma Thurman and Brosnan.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
½

Compared to all the other video game adaptions, Prince of Persia is one of the best. It has its flaws, but the action is great resulting in some good entertainment. Ending could have been better and the british accent could have been done away with. Nonetheless Prince of Persia could make a potentially decent franchise!

Salt
Salt(2010)

With its fare share of twists and turns, Salt is an entertaining ride. Action is stunning and only one Hollywood actress could have pulled it off with such conviction. Angelina Jolie has probably stamped the authority of Action Queen for a very very long time.

Raavanan (Villain)

Good locations and a good starcast doesn't always make a good movie. This is a perfect example. What could have been a great movie is pretty much a damp squid. Highly disappointing!

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)
½

It just keeps getting better. 10 years later, Pixar comes out with probably one of the best sequels of all time and bring back to memory some wonderful childhood memories! Take a Bow Pixar!

The Spy Next Door
½

Apart from some horrible acting and a pretty bad script, it's got the heart of Jackie Chan movie. Average watch.

Cherrybomb
Cherrybomb(2009)
½

It's a good and honest portrayal of teens. Story is nice and simple, and well executed. Good acting by the three leads and a good music score makes this movie worth the watch!

Inception
Inception(2010)

This years masterpiece! Hands Down to that! Christopher Nolan is a bloody genius to have come up with something so intelligent, gripping and thrilling like this. Two and a half hours of sheer magic! Minute drawback would be its slight resemblance with Matrix but hell that doesn't matter when the rest of it is absolutely brilliant. DiCaprio has proved himself to be Hollywood's finest and the rest of the cast just prove how talented they are. Will watch this one over and over again!

Chloe
Chloe(2010)
½

. It's a movie that has taken concepts from various other movies and has been put together. Average plot and good acting though Liam Neeson is barely in it. Amanda Seyfried is highly over-rated!

Despicable Me

After watching this movie you can safely say that Universal and co. are catching up with Pixar. It's cute,funny and the voice actors do a wonderful job (especially Steve Carell). It's a good summer watch that will leave a smile on your face once the credits roll.

Grown Ups
Grown Ups(2010)

With a good cast comes great expectations. However, they are met only in parts. There are sequences that are hilarious and then there are sequences that seem unnecessary and feel like a drag. The plot could have been alot better aswell.

The A-Team
The A-Team(2010)
½

The pefect summer entertainer. Loads of mindless action which puts a grin to your face, perfectly cast, except for Rampage Jackson who was the weak link, but that was expected. There is also a decent plot with a twist towards the end. Give it a watch and you will be entertained.

Clash of the Titans
½

Haven't seen the original so can't really draw comparisions, but leaving aside decent visuals and action, a decent script is clearing missing. Moves along too fast at times which gives you the feel that its incomplete.

Killers
Killers(2010)

It's got a horrible script that doesn't make much sense at all. The cast is good, and the pace is good aswell. It's not an all out comedy but there are a few laughs here and there. Acting is alright, Kutcher is slowly improving with every movie.

Sex Drive
Sex Drive(2008)

Apart from the weird vulgarity that pops up randomly its a decent watch. Don't expect much of a plot or anything, it's just entertainment. Amanda Crew is sweet!

Marmaduke
Marmaduke(2010)

It's made on a very low budget which is evident from the poor shots. The story line is weak, its basically a bad animal version of some teen movie. Acting is over the top. Even Owen Wilson does a poor voice over. Barely watchable!

The Karate Kid
½

Had a bad feeling about this one, but once I watched it I was surprised. Jaden Smith has shades of Will Smith all over him. Infact watching him in this movie felt like watching Will Smith act some 20 years back. As for the movie, its basically an updated and slightly modern take on the original. Action was great, acting was wonderful. The last 5-10 minutes was a disappointment for me, with Jaden mastering the mind thing that supposedly takes a lifetime. Went over the top with that, but rest of the movie is just fine.

The Road
The Road(2009)
½

Yet another post-apocalyptic based movie, probably a few too many from Hollywood in the pas few years. Setting is wonderful as you would expect, but the movie moves along at a sluggish pace and hardly kept me interested. Same old struggle for food and survival which we have seen so many times before but just in a different way. Acting is wonderful and the father-son relationship is touching! On a whole, its average!

How to Train Your Dragon

One of the best animation movies to come out from outside of Pixar. Infact it matches Pixar in all aspects. Lovely plot, suitable voice actors. It's a pleasant surprise and a delightful watch!

The Bounty Hunter
½

This movie lies on the basic idea of entertain. Starts of with lots of promise but loses the plot halfway through where things are all over the place. High expectations but half met. The much talked about chemistry between butler-aniston saves this movie from being a complete disaster!

Green Zone
Green Zone(2010)
½

This was good. I found it better than a few of the other movies based on the Iraq war. It dealt with the supposed WMDs that started of the war and how the 'Green Zone' runs the whole show. Kept me interested throughout though I did the find the ending abit weak. Matt Damon carries this movie from start to finish. One versatile and under-rated actor!

She's Out of My League
½

Better than expected. Yes, it sticks to a simple and predictable plot. But it's funny and the good work by the cast makes up for the flaws. Good popcorn flick!

Date Night
Date Night(2010)
½

A perfectly boring couple who go out on a routine date which turns into much more. Simple plot, well-executed, good comic timing by the cast which has cameos from quite a few stars. What drives this movie even more is the lead chemistry between Tinay Fey and Stevel Carell who are just magnificent together. Good watch!

The Runaways
The Runaways(2010)

It's a biopic of an all-girl rock n roll band of the 70s. Definitely a turning point in the careers of Kirsten Stewart and Dakota Fanning who enact the parts of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie brilliantly. Ending could have been slightly better but nonetheless it's another top-notch rock n roll biopic!

Raajneeti
Raajneeti(2010)

Bollywood's best political driven movie till date! Captures the dirty side of politics brilliantly. Each character has a dark side portrayed brilliantly. Each actor does a wonderful job and this goes down as one of the year's best movies. Can't miss this!

Hot Tub Time Machine

Hilarious, raunchy and a whole lotta fun. Good cast and good acting that ensures plenty of laughs making up the few flaws. rob corddry steals the show!

The Time Traveler's Wife

At times with all the time travelling it tends to get confusing, nevertheless the concept is good, cast is alright. Might get a bit boring towards the middle and the ending might be week but it has certain strong portions that make this film a good watch!

Disney's A Christmas Carol
½

The movie adaption of A Christmas Carol is a faithful adaption of the classic Dickens novel. Visually stunning and some fantastic voice work by Jim Carrey its a good breezy watch!

Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster
½

A great follow up to the first movie. Maybe not as good, but still ranks among one of the all time great martial arts movies!Ending has a suprise in store!

Ip Man
Ip Man(2010)

Probably the greatest martial arts movie I have seen. A semi-biography on Yip man, who is also Bruce Lee's teacher. All facts might not be accurate but still story and all are great along with some great martial arts. This is definitely a must watch!

Youth in Revolt
½

It's a pleasant watch.The movie starts of slow with and tends to put you off immediately with Micheal Cera's typecast, but with the introduction of his alter ego it rises to another level. The last 20 mins or so are brilliant.

When in Rome
When in Rome(2010)

A very messed up plot. First 30 mins were alright but then its just a downfall. There are a few laughs but thats about it. Kristen Bell does well in this otherwise forgettable movie!

Kites
Kites(2010)

A collosal letdown. From start to finish its a slow and boring watch. The storyline could have been better and the chemistry between the lead pair is lacking. Another factor that will put you off is that three different languages have been used and it gets annoying at times.

The Book of Eli
½

Its definitely different from other post apocalyptic movies. Action is good and stylish. Visuals are wonderful and the whole concept of protecting the "Sacred book" is unique and fresh. Denzel Washington is brilliant and is well supported by Mila Kunis. Its a good watch!

Smokin' Aces 2: Assassin's Ball
½

Considering its straight to DVD it's not a bad movie at all. This sequel has a weak starcast, and a horrible storyline. The blowing up of clowns and the last scene of the movie are the main highlights of this average fare.

The Back-up Plan
½

Predictable, A plot that doesn't keep you interested and J-Lo can't act. Don't waste your time watching this.

The Wolfman
The Wolfman(2010)
½

A wonderful setting, a decent and talented star-cast that does a brilliant job. Storyline might have a few glitches, its not all that scary but there's loads of bloodshed. It's a good watch!

My Name Is Khan

It's a movie which touches and moves one and all. Reflects how the world has been divided and how islam is looked upon. It also shows how innocence and humanity can win over anything. Shahrukh Khan has probably booked all the year end awards by now. Should be India's official entry to Oscars.

Wake Up Sid
Wake Up Sid(2009)

It's fresh and different. Good plot, good acting, catchy music. Feels good to watch movies like this every once in a while.

Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass(2010)

It's a great movie. Brilliant action, hilarious, gore and the best part is when its coming from a bunch of kids! Hit Girl steals the show!

Alice in Wonderland

It's a visual masterpiece but there's something missing in the whole plot. It feels incomplete and seems to come to an abrupt end. Watch it for some lovely visuals!

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
½

Very fast -paced ! Has its flaws but the brilliant action sequences make up for it! Huge starcast so nobody really stands out! Looking forward to more from this franchise!

The Losers
The Losers(2010)
½

A good watch. High on action and comedy, its a perfect entertainer. Don't expect much of a plot and you'll be satisfied!

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)

Expectations from this sequel were sky high. However it does fall slightly below the first. Action is awsome, acting is top notch but its the story that's abit wayward compared to the first. Still its nonetheless a wonderful watch and a worthy sequel!

Leap Year
Leap Year(2010)
½

Breezy entertainer. Predictable plot but a wonderful setting and a good lead chemisrty makes this a worth while watch.

Valentine's Day
½

Huge Star-cast which leaves very little hope for any one actor to stand out. Stories are short, inter-weaved well and most of them are entertaining! A good solid entertainer!

Cop Out
Cop Out(2010)
½

Strictly Average! A plot that's all over the place, hilarious at parts! Tracy Morgan is funny but tends to get annoying towards the end of the movie! Sean William Scott is funny in his brief cameo!

Dear John
Dear John(2010)
½

It's maybe not as good as other movies based on Nicolas Sparks's books but its not bad. Ending could have been stronger and better. A good watch!

The Twilight Saga: New Moon
½

It's boring compared to the first installment. Kirsten Stewart seemed to be the only positive to come out of this movie!

Everybody's Fine

An uncer-rated movie that disappeared from theatres within a couple of weeks. A fine script with a fine performance by De Niro who plays a character you feel sorry for. Its a good watch!

Shutter Island

The team of Scorsese and DiCaprio are back with a psychological thriller which lives up to expectations. The setting is brilliant, its well shot making it spooky at times, well acted, plot does tend to dip at parts but its the last 30 mins which is the high point. It's a must watch!

Edge of Darkness

They said it was going to be on the lines of "Taken", but it falls below that. Parts are really good, but there are other parts which were abit of the mark. Climax was also abit of a let down. Mel Gibson's performance was one of the high points of this movie!

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

The saints are back! A sequel which matches the first one in all aspects. making it a wonderful movie to watch! Expecting a third!

Up in the Air
½

It's an interesting movie, with an interesting plot and some fine performances from the cast. Anna Kendrick is someone to look out for in the future.

From Paris with Love
½

Predictable plot, action-packed and light moments aswell. Perfect ingredients to a good entertaining movie. An over the top travolta and a composed meyers balances things out!

The Men Who Stare at Goats
½

You are either gonna like this movie or hate it. Its random and funny. There's not much of a plot but great acting by a wonderful starcast!

Ninja Assassin
½

Don't expect much of a story and acting. Watch this strictly for the action and you won't be all that disappointed!

Daybreakers
Daybreakers(2010)
½

Ethan Hawke movies are always different and good, and this is no exception! The ending could have been better but on a whole its a good, fresh movie!

The Informant!

It starts of great and really has you interested for the first hour, but the second hour tends to feel stretched and that's when you lose interest. Great performance by Matt Damon who has given his all for the role.

New York, I Love You
½

It consists of several love stories, some are good, sweet but there are a couple that are just confusing and take time to understand. Massive star cast making cameos due to the very limited screen time they get.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
½

Will be remembered more as heath ledger's last movie. Plot is alright, visuals are great but acting stands out with good appearances from depp, law and colin farrell!

Moon
Moon(2009)
½

Movies like this should be given a wider release and promoted more. Simple sci-fi story that is well drawn out and well told. Movie rides solely on sam rockwell who does exceptionally well!

Sherlock Holmes

Does justice to sherlock holmes in general! Good story, no twists or anything that will shock you but then again its sherlock hlmes so u dont need anything like that and a cast that is excellent! Eagerly waiting for a sequel!

Three Idiots
Three Idiots(2009)
½

Will go down as one of the best hindi movies ever to be made.Watch it over and over again and you will never be bored of it. A lovely watch!

The Lovely Bones
½

It's an interesting movie! Mix of fantasy with some pretty serious story-telling. Ending could have been stronger but you really hate stanley tucci who plays the pyschopath!

Avatar
Avatar(2009)
½

Never before has there been a movie so breath-taking with its visuals. Never before has there been a movie where you actually are against the humans. Action-packed, moving and entertaining, Avatar is nothing short of a master-piece!

The Final Destination
½

As good as its predecessors, delivers on all fronts, just slightly predictable but still its a good watch!

The Invention of Lying

It's got a very interesting concept and starts of brilliantly but as its got a weak second hour where you lose interest in the movie. Acting wise Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner are brilliant!

The Messenger
½

It's a very sensitive movie about two army officers who are assigned to notify families of their deceased sons. It's very well handled with a balance of the sensitive parts with a few light parts. Performances by the two leading actors is just brilliant. Only drawback is abit of the middle section of the movie which seems to be abit slow but other than that it is a highly recommended movie!

The Marine 2
The Marine 2(2009)
½

A very inconsistent plot with equally bad acting. Only saving grace is probably the action sequences which were shot well!

Paa
Paa(2009)

It's a very sensitive topic that is presented brilliantly! Simple plot that revolved around a politician father and his son who is suffering from a rare disease. Some exceptional performances and a movie that just goes to show that bollywood is expanding!

Where the Wild Things Are
½

A wild young boy who doesn't get the attention and love he wants from his family goes into an imaginary world of wild creatures who crown him king and give him all the love and affection he needs but also like him have a wild side. It's a complete family movie with a fine performance by the young Max.

Invictus
Invictus(2009)

Found it to be a very inspiring story on how sports unites a country which was in divide. Clint Eastwood now comes up with another gem of a movie. Sports is just a backdrop here, its more of a tribute to one of the greatest iconic figures in the world, Nelson Mandela. Morgan Freeman was probably tailor-made for the part of Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon again proves how talented an actor he is. It's a must watch!

Gamer
Gamer(2009)

Interesting concept but some of it is just weird,unnecessary and disgusting ( "society" part of it). Action is great. Acting is alright. It's watchable but then there are parts which make you feel as to why your even watching this movie.

Paper Heart
Paper Heart(2009)
½

It's basically a mockumentary on the love and how various people define love with a parallel story on her own love story. Charlyne Yi is impressive, her comic timing might not be great but she played her part out well. Micheal Cera is his usual self and has got me thinking whether he's stupid and dorky in real life aswell. It's a good, light and entertaining movie!

Heat
Heat(1995)

Didn't watch it with full attention but nonetheless found it to be a good crime drama. The bank robbery action scene is probably one of the best of its kind. No lack of character development, even for the villains. Performances were top notch aswell.

All The King's Men
½

You've got magnum star-cast, you've got the right concept but somewhere along the line this movie fails. All talk and no action, the politics is good in parts but there's something that just lacks to make this movie an average fare and watchable only once. Disappointing to be honest!

The Fountain
The Fountain(2006)

Takes time to understand initially, but once you realize the three different storylines all with the save motive it's an interesting watch!Hugh Jackman is absolutely brilliant,portraying three different characters!

The Box
The Box(2009)
½

It's a very complicated movie making it very hard to follow! Starts of well for the first 20 odd minutes but then it looks more like a mess. Given a very 70s look which suited the movie to some extent!

The Blind Side

Amazing Movie! Took me by complete surprise. Yes it is inspired by a true story like so many other movies nowadays but this just moves you completely! Acting wise everyone is exceptional especially Quinton Aaron who with his silence and innocence is mesmerizing and Sandra Bullock who after two comedies comes up with a gem of a performance here!

Desperado
Desperado(1995)
½

A great Mexican Western movie! Lovely action, simple plot and good acting all around. Typical Robert Rodriguez movie!

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

From all the horrible movies Cage has been doing of late, this is a pleasant suprise! A brilliant performance in this dark comedy!

Lord of War
Lord of War(2005)

A lovely movie that looks into arms trade with a wonderful ending !!!

2012
2012(2009)

Forget about the storyline, forget about the acting, sit back and enjoy some of the most breath-taking visuals you'll ever have seen in cinema! Roland Emmerich decides to end the world again, this time based on a prophecy which is believed by many! Watch this movie for its mindblowing visuals and forget about everything else!

All About Steve

Apart from Sandra Bullock's crazy over the top performance which actually works in this movie it's a movie that's all over the place! An hour into it and you figure out as to why critics and the audience hated this movie!

Kurbaan
Kurbaan(2009)
½

One of the best terrorist based themed movies to come out from Bollywood along with New York. Some brilliant acting by the lead pair. It's a must watch if your a fan of bollywood!

De Dana Dan
De Dana Dan(2009)

It's your typical mindless comedy. Few hilarious moments but one would have wished for the ending to have been better!

Extract
Extract(2009)

It's a good movie, though weak in parts its got its moments aswell. Mila Kunis though very hot is abit of waste, but credit goes to Jason Bateman who carries the movie very well.

Law Abiding Citizen

Gerard Butler's performance along with a gripping storyline which is wonderfully executed. Its fast paced has its share of blood-shed aswell, critics slammed it, but the audience loved it and I support the audience with this one! Wonderful watch!

My Sister's Keeper
½

It's a pretty sensitive movie! The plot is great, but what amazes me is abigail breslin who is absolutely brilliant! A great movie, slow at parts but still a great watch!

Jail
Jail(2009)

It's got some very sensitive moments. The jail shoots are brilliant, but the parts that are outside the jail are not good enough. Even the background stories are unconvincing! Still a good movie!

Tum Mile
Tum Mile(2009)

Now the mumbai rains are just a mere backdrop of the movie, with most of the movie being based on the relationship between emraan and soha. One would have wanted to see more of the rains!

The Breakfast Club

You've got five very different high school going teens all placed in a room for detention...interesting is how at time they hate each other, at times they seem to get along..and then you've got love to end it all. Good watch :)

Inglourious Basterds
½

This fictional WW2 movie is an absolute gem to watch! A brilliantly written and directed movie! Brilliant performances all around but Hans Landa(Christoper Waltz) is a step above the rest!An absolutely brilliant ending aswell! A must watch!

Funny People
Funny People(2009)

When you have adam sandler, seth rogen and jude apathow involved in one apathow involved in one movie you expect something howlarious and unforgettable. Unfortunately expectations aren't met. It's funny at times but the last 45 minutes are so are just boring and poorly constructed! Performance wise adam sandler and seth rogen are brilliant together!

Jennifer's Body
½

Didn't like it one bit! Bad acting and then a messed up plot. The concept is pretty alright but it goes horribly wrong!

Acid Factory
Acid Factory(2009)
½

It's very different from other bollywood movies. Its gripping and well told. Still can't understand why it got completely buried!

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
½

It's a nice breezy comedy. Nice story with some really good, light and really funny moments! Lead pair are great!

Zombieland
Zombieland(2009)

It's a complete movie. Probably one of the best zombie based movies ever made! It's funny, has it's fair share of bloodshed, thrills and loveable characters making it a must watch!

Once
Once(2007)
½

Not really a fan of musicals but this movie is probably the best one I have watched. Simple story, great music! Acting was mediocre but its a very original and natural movie!

Spread
Spread(2009)
½

It's not a comedy, because it's not funny and it's all sex. Paper thin plot with nothing to offer. The women are nice (1/2 a star for that). Ending is crap. Acting wise, it's all Ashton Kutcher leaving little scope for the rest of the cast!

The Rebound
The Rebound(2009)

It's funny in parts, plot is alright and catherine zeta jones is well brilliant and still attractive! Go watch it for her!

All the Best: Fun Begins
½

Don't think about the mindless action or the plot, leave yr brains behind and you'll enjoy this laugh riot!

Mary and Max
Mary and Max(2009)

A good watch. You have a very interesting concept. It's sort of an adult animation film. Very well told, good characters and the ending is touching.

Paranormal Activity

You know when the scares will come and still you'll wait for the night scenes. The movie gets scarier as it progresses. Each of the night scenes seemed so real and gave me the chills. A must watch!

Damage
Damage(2009)
½

Good action sequences but a plot that is inconsistent and slow at times. Not much acting to talk about. Average and watchable!

The Tournament
½

Interesting concept, fast paced, action packed and alot of bloodshed. Ending was abit weak but everything else makes up for it!

Blue
Blue(2009)

A king size disappointment. A crappy storyline, action that's not worth mentioning and a forgettable experience.

Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked)
½

One of my all time favorites and probably my favorite rock n roll based movies along with Almost Famous. A very loveable cast with everyone chipping in brilliantly. It's a must watch!

Surrogates
Surrogates(2009)

Very interesting idea but not executed all that well. Action is great when it lasts and the whole humans vs robots thing is half-baked. Bruce Willis is excellent.

I Love You Beth Cooper

It has a promising initial 30 mins but after that it's just a mess. Few light and funny moments but still it's a disappointment!

The Big Lebowski

Wacky characters, simple plot told really well and then you got "The Dude" who is just a brilliant movie character!

The Brothers Bloom
½

It's a brilliant movie. Always thought it would be good, but it still exceeded expectations. The concept is brilliant, the characters are unique and memorable, the settings are magnificent but the plot is abit of a mess. Acting is wonderful. A good watch!

Ultimate Avengers II
½

Not as good as the first, and panther lacks character development. A few of the action sequences seem abrupt.

World's Greatest Dad
½

An outrageous comedy with a very thought provoking storyline. A father who loses his "perverted" son to a freak accident decides to cover up the accident and make it look like a suicide. Either you'll hate it or you'll love it, nothing in between. Robin Williams runs this one man show brilliantly from start to finish!

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Impressive star cast with cameos by a few good stars, plot is good but inconsistent. A good watch!

9
9(2009)

Visually brilliant, great idea, good action sequences but the plot should have been handled better making it an abover average movie. It's bloody short aswell.

Saving Private Ryan

One of the greatest war movies ever made!

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
½

It's a solid movie but its let down by a poor ending. Both washington and travolta steal the show with good performances.

The Ugly Truth
½

A concept that has been repeated alot of times, thus making it predictable. Its funny at times but thats about it. Acting wise, everybody does a reasonably good job!

The Proposal
The Proposal(2009)

entertainment at its very best! Simple plot, well executed and funny. The lead cast is brilliant and is well supported by the support cast! A must watch!

Ponyo
Ponyo(2009)
½

It's a well crafted and sweet movie. Animation is simple though very effective! Voice artists do a brilliant job!

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)
½

Never watched or never was a fan of star trek but this movie is path-breaking! Visually brilliant, fantastic plot, and a brilliant starcast!Acting is brilliant especially the lead pair! Watch this movie whether your a fan or not of star trek!

Green Lantern: First Flight
½

a good watch and interesting watch! story of how hal jordan becomes green lantern! could have had better character development but still its alright!

American Psycho
½

Its's a brilliant movie about a serial killer who goes on a killing rampage just because a fellow colleague has a better business card. The killings are brutal, the plot is ok, ending is very disappointing though! Bale is wonderful and he proves how he is one of the best actors in the business!

Year One
Year One(2009)

Huge expectations but its a letdown. Its funny at times but you can't do anything if you've got an absolute horrible plot!

Management
Management(2009)

It's a pretty boring movie! The script just doesn't manage to grab your attention. Apart from Steven Zahn's performance there are no positives to take from this movie!

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
½

It's average. Plot is all over the place but still the movie has its moments! Watchable!

Waltz with Bashir
½

We've had some brilliant movies showcasing the plight of Jews during the World War 2, here's a movie showcasing the Lebanon War! It's a unique movie !

Wanted
Wanted(2009)
½

A movie that springs a suprise! It's your typical Indian masala movie with a dose of everything! A movie that is made for Salman Khan! Delightful watch!

Observe and Report

It's not entirely funny but its got its moments. Seth Rogen is great asusual and he's got a well supported cast!

Bionicle: The Legend Reborn
½

the storyline isnt bad, but the animation is abit stiff at times. Watchable!

Lymelife
Lymelife(2008)

It's starts of slowly but picks up gradually. Simple plot about the lives of two families. Performances are brilliant though!

District 9
District 9(2009)
½

tad bit over-rated, but its still very original, gory and a good interesting script with a great performance by the lead actor!

Bruno
Bruno(2009)
½

its nowhere as good as borat, but still its funny, vulgar,humiliating and entertaining! Low on a good storyline is what lacks here!

The Hurt Locker
½

The latest movie based on the Iraq war, but this one emphasizes on a team of three who deal with bomb diffusion. Not much of a plot, as it's basically a series of events but the acting is just brilliant!

Crank 2: High Voltage
½

at times u need crazy ass movies like dis to come out, a notch below the first one but still its a fast paced, humorour and vulgar movie!

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

on the lines of snatch, but personally found it to be a better movie. Very cleverly made, interesting characters and a wonderful plot! Guy Ritchie is slowly becoming one of my favorite directors!

Life Partner
Life Partner(2009)
½

Springs a pleasant suprise, govinda is brilliant, ending sucks though!watchable!

Drag Me to Hell
½

It actually managed to scare me abit, its a vintage sam raimi movie, effects are wonderful. It's one of the best horror movies I've watched!

Fighting
Fighting(2009)
½

Should have had more fighting sequences and less talk!There are only a handful and minute long fight sequences and that goes against the movie! Not much of a plot to support it aswell!

Kaminey
Kaminey(2009)

It's very close to a complete masterpiece!a lovely insight into the dark side of human beings and alot of dark humor with an ending that's never been seen in bollywood!

Schindler's List

Brilliant movie!! captures the holocaust and the plight of the Jews brilliantly! only thing which might go against it is its length which is in excess of 3hrs. but the acting is just brilliant!

I Love You, Man
½

It's a funny movie, never really seen anything like this before. Jason Segel is brilliant. Paul Rudd takes the backseat in this movie, but still is funny! Its worth a watch!

V for Vendetta

Brilliant!! A movie you can't miss! lovely plot and very well told!acting is brilliant, v

State of Play
½

It's a gripping political thriller which has a brilliant script, a brilliant star-cast which does a brilliant job, especially crowe. It's a must-watch!

Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (District 13: Ultimatum)

A notch below the first movie, but still it's got some brilliant, breath-taking action sequences! Cast is great!

I Hate Valentine's Day

It's not a very good movie! Ordinary and predictable plot, not funny and ordinary acting, just about watchable!

Public Enemies
½

You've probably got two of the biggest stars in hollywood paired together and you expect something big. However, what we get is an inconsistent movie which is brilliant and interesting at times and boring at other times. Also depp and bale only share one scene together when u expect more, but nonetheless performances are brilliant and it's a good movie!

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3)
½

It's a worthy addition to the franchise. The animation is better but the story is abit on the weaker side. The kid dinosaurs are cute!

Gigantic
Gigantic(2009)
½

It's a pretty slow paced movie, few sequences are random and good but that's all the movie has to offer!zoey deschanel is just loveable!

The Soloist
The Soloist(2009)
½

It's pretty boring to be honest! only saving grace is the brilliant performances by the lead pair!

Luck
Luck(2009)
½

It's got an interesting plot! action is just below standards and doesn't look realistic! Ending is disappointing and acting is pretty good!

Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal(2009)

a brilliant movie in all aspects, takes long to understand initially but the film keeps getting stronger as it progresses! There are two parallel stories in different eras but both are well told! acting wise, saif ali khan comes up with a brilliant performance!

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Another video game adaption movie which has been made a total mockery of! bad star cast, equally bad acting, action is alright, but overall it's a major disappointment!

Terminator Salvation

brilliant movie! based on three characters, john connor, kyle and marcus though the film emphasises more on marcus(sam worthington) than john connor! action is great and its a worthy addition to the franchise though not as god as the first 3

Adventureland

It's an interesting movie!There's something about this movie that makes you love it! Not total comedy but still it has loads of parts that are funny! Kristen Stewart is brilliant as the f**ked up girl and jesse eisenberg was natural!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
½

Initially I had mixed feelings about this movie, but it was as a good as its predecessors, darker, lots of humor and visually brilliant! yes alot of it was left out as compared to the book, but that was expected!

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
½

Pure entertainment, bigger and better than the first edition..more bots, awsome and better action sequences and plus there are the funny bits aswell! Brilliant !

17 Again
17 Again(2009)

a sloppy start...good middle and an unconvincing ending...stil worthy of a watch!

San suk si gin (The Shinjuku Incident)

Illegal chinese immigrants,Japanese mob, Jackie Chan in a serious role...gives u a good change...the ending is messy though!

Obsessed
Obsessed(2009)
½

A brilliant catfight towards the end, a great performance by ali larter...worth the watch!

New York
New York(2009)
½

probably the best bollywood movie to come out dis year! its fantastically written and directed, picks up from where "Khuda Ke Liye" left of from and to be honest matches it! brilliant performances !

Monsters vs. Aliens
½

It's a nice breezy entertainer, good animation and good concept, worth a watch!

There Will Be Blood

Daniel Day Lewis probably gives the performance of his lifetime and same can be said for Paul Dano who you will pretty much find to be annoying throughout the movie! Might seem to be too long but it's probably the best film to come out with mining as its backdrop!

Land of the Lost

I think the plot turns into a big letdown 20 mins into the movie once the weird alien things get into the fray! some of the jokes are just silly and i fear that will ferrell is getting type-cast! something different for a change will do him good!

Duplicity
Duplicity(2009)
½

the plot could get abit confusing at times, but still as the movie progresses u realise how well written it is and shot ! the chemistry between clive owen and julia roberts is wonderful and makes the movie just so much better! and lovely ending aswell!

My Best Friend's Girl
½

good movie...dane cook probably comes up with his best performance till date! its funny, ending could have been better! again...kate hudson should try to keep her clothes on...suits her better!

Religulous
Religulous(2008)
½

bill maher actually makes dis a pretty funny anti-religion documentary! comic timing is brilliant and even some of the points made are also brilliant!

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
½

Not very funny, ben stiller's cameo is good, but why tim robbins for?? he shouldn't even have done this! some of the music actually sounds good!

Nothing But the Truth

Couldn't watch the full movie but from how much i had seen it was promising. kate beckinsale leads from the front with a brilliant performance!

Kambakkht Ishq (Incredible Love)
½

its strictly average, dont expect a master-piece or anything its a mindless comedy with silly jokes! some fall flat, lots of glitches in the plot, acting wise, kareena plays the part of the bitch perfectly but her dialogues were horrible, akshay was great though he also went over the top at times! the silvestre stallone fight scene near the end was unnecessary!

He's Just Not That Into You
½

With a brilliant female star cast to boast of, u expect alot from this movie and it lives up to your expectations .A series of well made interlooped stories and a good plot, however drew barrymore's part was abit short and probably the weak link in the movie,Hard to notice the performances considering the large star-cast!

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
½

Didn't like it at all when I first watched it, but watched it again and I liked it better than the first movie. Glimpses of Anakin's transition to the Dark side can be seen!

Goal! III (Goal! 3: Taking on the World)
½

It's a major disappointment! Don't know why it was even made. Hardly any football and whatever action there was, was copied!

Ghost Town
Ghost Town(2008)
½

It's a beautiful movie with a great performance by Richard Gervais, the actor makes the movie his own and carries it throughout! Interesting storyline!

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
½

Its a good beginning, however more than the lightsaber fights, the podrace stole the scene!

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

A perfect end to the prequels...brilliant fight scenes and brilliant build up to the last three episodes!

Revolutionary Road

Other than some very good performances and a script that is only interesting parts, its a below average movie! Hardly manages to keep one interested in the movie!

99
99(2009)

It's one of the better bollywood movies of the year! A great script, some great acting, but it's a bit lengthy!

Up
Up(2009)

Every year pixar comes out with an animation masterpiece which raises the bar for others. Unique and brilliant plot, characters who you fall in love with! The background score was also brilliant!

Run Lola Run
Run Lola Run(1999)

Simple plot, well executed, short and very fast paced! lovely watch!

Angels & Demons
½

It's a worthy adaption of the book. Few changes here and there but they only benifit the movie. Fast paced and well shot! A perfect follow up to The Da Vinci Code!

Snatch
Snatch(2001)

brilliant movie! great storyline, memorable characters and a brilliant starcast that does a wonderful job! It's a must watch!

Hotel for Dogs
½

its a lovely movie with some interesting ideas! Lovely dogs...though its a predictable movie but its nonetheless a movie to watch!

Bolt
Bolt(2008)
½

It's a very good movie with some great animation and loveable characters, especially Bolt and the pigeons! Must watch!

The Girl Next Door

Entertaining but there are way to many sub plots that pop up! Good acting all around!

The Quiet
The Quiet(2006)
½

It has a very dark and sensitive plot, but there are glitches and the movie seems to be very slow paced at times. The lead girls were brilliant!

Disaster Movie
½

does justice to its title!

Frost/Nixon
Frost/Nixon(2008)
½

I think this movie had a very strong second hour as compared to its first hour. The lead pair do a fabulous job! It's a movie worth watching and well informative aswell!

The Pianist
The Pianist(2002)
½

It's another brilliant movie that portrays the struggle of the Jews during WW2...adrian brody comes up with a magnificient performance,grows from strength to strength as the movie progresses...its a must watch!

Pineapple Express

good stoner movie, some sequences are hilarious!franco does a great job! and seth rogen is his usual self

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
½

It's a worthy sequel...comic timing is great at times...few glitches in the plot, robin williams hardly has a role and even owen wilson is hardly seen, stand out performer is amy adams!

Coraline
Coraline(2009)
½

It's a brilliant work of art! fine animation and you've also got a good plot to support it!worth a watch!

Pink Panther 2
½

strictly average...predictable plot...steve martin was over the top at times

Accepted
Accepted(2006)
½

highly unrealistic but nonetheless a very good comedy! manages to convey an important message. acting wise jonah hill is great asusual and justn long just gets better as the movie progresses!

Minority Report
½

Good plot and great ideas that went into this movie, action sequences were great and great acting all around!worth a watch!

Crossing Over
½

It's a movie that has been made in many fragments with certain fragments being brilliant and others that were not so good. Acting wise not much scope for anybody!

Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines
½

It's not as good as the first two movies but it's an excellent bridge to further movies. A worthy sequel to a brilliant franchise!

xXx: State of the Union

The moment they roped in Ice Cube I knew this movie was going to be bad! Horrible plot, action was ok in bits but at times the visuals were horrible! Bad acting all around, felt more like a B-graded movie!

The International

you can't miss even a minute otherwise you won't have a clue on whats going on...action sequences were good but few and clive owen is one of the most under-rated actors! does a brilliant job!

Shrek 2
Shrek 2(2004)
½

better than the third, but not as good as the first but nevertheless a very good movie!

Watchmen
Watchmen(2009)
½

If you've read the comic books and then watched the movie then you'd be pleased with the final outcome...does justice to the comic book, acting wise I felt the guy who played rorschach was great!

Five Minutes of Heaven
½

a fine piece of work...story of two men, one who killed the others brother fine acting by both liam neeson and james nesbitt who i felt stole the show! a must watch!

The Happening
½

Starts of brilliantly, but the whole plants killing people theory starts playing in...it' a complete letdown, mark walberg's acting is similar to me gibson in signs.

Push
Push(2009)
½

interesting concept but wasted because of a confusing plot...liked the idea of the setting..chinese casting was just horrible..however dakota fanning and chris evans do a good job!

Punisher: War Zone

It's a good movie..filled with violence and gore...body parts flying around in all directions...frank castle has about 15-20 dialogues in the whole movie and "Jicksaw" just tries to be another Joker but fails miserably! Strictly a once watch!

Ali G Indahouse

hilarious...its a laughaton from the moment go! Don't expect much of a plot

Echelon Conspiracy

very similar to Eagle Eye but with less action and a more dis-oriented plot however still worth a watch!

Kicking the Dog

Why do they even bother making such movies for? no plot...bad acting..a waste of time! such movies should be banned!

Killshot
Killshot(2008)
½

It starts of great...but the plot is a big letdown half way through when things are made way to complicated, tone of the movie isn't really set, at times it seems serious and other times it seems like its all a big joke! mickey rourke and thomas jane were great!

American History X
½

It's a great movie portraying a belief that certain people have and the whole neo-nazi skinhead thing is still around...ending was abit unexpected but on the whole a good movie! acting wise...another great performance by edward norton!

Requiem for a Dream
½

first things first...awesome background score...second a very dark drug movie...some of the scenes are just insane..acting well everyone does great and jared leto one can say plays the part of a druggie with perfection! this movie has shaken me up for some reason!

Déjà Vu
Déjà Vu(2006)

It has a slow start but the plot develops as the movie goes along...some of the technology is just out of the world stuff...best scene would have the hummer sequence! paula patton looks better without any clothes and denzel carries the movie!

My Blueberry Nights

Not a very good movie...a boring plot..actors that come and go and have no impact whatsoever and an absolutely unconvincing ending!

Rescue Dawn
Rescue Dawn(2007)
½

It's a pretty good movie...carried by cristian bale and a good supporting cast...however the post-escape portions could have been a bit tighter and steve zahn could have been less annoying!

The Untouchables

When you have a star-cast consisting of de niro, connery and costner your bound to expect alot and you are satisfied with the final outcome...though one feels that de niro should have had more screen time.

A Few Good Men

A brilliant and engrossing courtroom drama...plot is just brilliant and it's got a fine star cast which do brilliantly!A must-watch!

Oldboy
Oldboy(2005)

brilliant movie...a great plot with some great twists at the end...some of the dialogues are just brilliant...great acting by the whole starcast! its a breakthrough and one of its kind!

Donnie Brasco
½

a casting coup of sorts with al pacino and johnny depp paired together...but to add to it you have a great storyline...and some great acting! good movie!

The Illusionist
½

brilliant tricks...brilliant background music...brilliant plot with a brilliant ending..but certain parts are weak...the coming together at the end is just a masterpiece! acting wise i felt paul giamatti stole the show, however edward norton was good as usual...jessica biel didn't have as much screen time as I would have preferred!

The Spirit
The Spirit(2008)

visually great...but then a horrible plot with some horrible acting especially from Samuel L Jackson who i felt was horribly disappointing! avoidable!

Feast of Love

A mixed movie...the story of the young couple with big dreams and all is the best....the one with greg kinnear is just a joke basically...and then you've got the sad ending...above average!