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Summer Movies Recap Part 1

The US summer season is that time of the year where Hollywood studios release their biggest, most hyped, expensive and heavily marketed films. 2011 was the year of the superheroes, a genre which has become too crowded lately. There were good films, as well as bad. Some movies achieved box office and critical successes whereas … Continue reading

Upcoming Movies (Trailers of the ones you haven’t heard of)

With the summer blockbuster season nearing its end, it’s time to look at upcoming movies which slipped under the radar. While most people are stoked about the next iteration of Transformers or the next big superhero movie, I’m more interested in these art house films some of which you might not have heard of. Take … Continue reading

The Eagle

The Eagle is a 2011 historical film based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s 1954 historical adventure novel The Eagle of the Ninth. It was directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) adapted for the screen by Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland) starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland and Mark Strong. I picked … Continue reading

Biutiful

Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu has always impressed me ever since his debut feature film Amores Perros way back in 2000. His unflinching style and portrayal of the dour and depressing aspects of life have served to divide audiences in the past. All of his movies (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel) achieved massive critical and … Continue reading

Red Riding Hood

Yet another classic fairy tale given a dark and twisted adaptation? Why not? That was my initial reaction when I first saw the trailer for this film. It looked classy, slick and just oozed with style. That is, until Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s name popped up, and all the wonder and amazement was instantly forgotten. … Continue reading

Best Film Scores of 2011 (Midyear review)

Since a film obviously isn’t a complete film without a score, then it’s only appropriate that we feature film scores in this blog. (Although some movies are brave enough to abstain from a score and still get away with it) I admit, I’m a film score junkie and I collect movie OSTs in a listen … Continue reading

Let Me In

Let Me In is a 2010 American horror drama based on the highly acclaimed 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in), and the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Let me get this out of the way first, THIS IS NOT ANOTHER ‘TWILIGHT’. A lot of … Continue reading

Nicholas Sparks Film Adaptations – Snap Judgements

Over the past couple of weeks I was on a reading and viewing spree, marathoning series after series, movie after movie, book after book. It was an exhausting but enlightening experience. It was only until a few days ago when I realized I have finished reading and watching all Nicholas Sparks film adaptations. I was … Continue reading

Seconds Apart

Seconds Apart is a 2011 American independent horror film released by After Dark Films known for distributing independent horror movies as well as showcasing them in film festivals. Seconds Apart was released direct to DVD and Blu-ray. Seconds Apart tells the story of Seth and Jonah, a pair of high school twins who possess the … Continue reading

Restrepo

Restrepo is a 2010 documentary film by journalists Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. It was nominated at the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Documentary Film but eventually lost to The Inside Job. The film won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival where it premiered. Restrepo follows the soldiers of … Continue reading

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