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How to Train Your Dragon 2
17 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This DreamkWorks 3D animation sequel to 2010 was written and directed by Dean DeBlois. Made over mere budget of $145million the movie has earned worldwide $618,909,935. Djimoun Hounsou and Cate Blanchett have together joined the trilogy. How to Train Your Dragon 2 was screened out of the competition at Cannes Film Festival.

It won Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film and several other nods from Academy Awards, Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and so on. A third sequel is slated for 2018.

It is fast and does not allow any silliness to spoil its message and story. Animation is colorfully flawless - though there is dearth of jokes in it but we may ignore it as long as the film-story covers the seriousness a bit maturely. Go ahead and have a good time with Vikings-cum-dragon-fliers!

Gone Girl
Gone Girl (2014)
23 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Gone Girl - Co-produced by Resee Witherspoon - directed by David Fincher (Se7en) - based on the novel of the same name written by Gillian Flynn (who also wrote the screenplay). Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Film's premier was held at New York Film Festival.

As of 22nd December 2014, film has earned total domestic of $165,287,903 (US$349.3) on budget of US$61 million. Gone Girl was nominated for Best Director, and Best Actress for Golden Globe awards.

Synopsis: Ben Affleck is gradually held responsible for kidnapping and murder of his wife (Rosamund - a renowned writer in the town) - as the film is narrated, we come to know that Rosamund, had in fact fabricated all lies to indict her husband.

David Fincher's signature style of mystery and crime drama unfolds twisting nature of the story. Gone Girl plays with sensationalising music-score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Jeff Cronenweth's photography elevates the coldness of film's mysteriously sinister plot.

(Spoiler-Alert)

Film's shocking ending has left some audience to question the morale-lesson from it. In some way, this ending becomes questionable -- for which the author of the novel "Gillian Flynn" says in her interview..."Well, what did you want to have happen?" And it's like, "I wanted justice!" I promise you, I just don't think you'd find it satisfying for Amy to end up in a prison cell just sitting in a little box."

The Equalizer
The Equalizer (2014)
23 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Antoine Fuqua, the director who earned Denzel an Oscar for "Best Actor" in his directorial "Training Day 2003"---brings us The Equalizer.

This is an average film from Denzel Washington. He is getting into typecast roles these days. Perhaps we can look into this film's plot, to give a boost for showy Americans -- who wanna see Russian getting spanked (especially after recent Russia Vs. West war of words).

A below average film, but if you like Denzel as usually out to beat bad fellas, this is surely gonna fill your space. Don't expect miracles here.