by Amal Prashanth Charles
Starlord. Gamora. Drax the Destroyer. Rocket Raccoon .Groot. Doesn’t ring a bell does it?. Do not worry friends you are not alone. I present to you the ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’, a lesser known but equally badass group of space ass kicking superheroes. You thought the X-men were great, yeah right!, and you like the avengers? Please!! Tony Stark himself joins the Guardians later out of boredom. But yes let’s not get too far (*spoilers*).
by Shreyas Bhide
My father does not know of any cult films. Ask him and he quips ‘Sholay’. But then Sholay is a national cult film. Infact, Sholay should be declared our national film. Yes, Sholay is a part and parcel of India’s popular culture - from the poshest alleys in Juhu to the narrowest lanes in Jaunpur - Sholay runs in our veins. But that does not a cult film make. A cult film, originally supposed to be a film that makes headway into all forms of popular culture, has now changed radically. Cult films these days are usually box office duds, that (or so their hardcore fans believe) were treated unfairly by the general public.
by Abhishek Panikkar
It’s that time of the year again, the nominations are out and the campaigning has begun. The award season is in a full swing with the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards, The Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes coming to an end as film enthusiasts around the world eagerly await the crowning glory, the 86th annual Academy Awards.
by Rukmini Sengupta
Gunday! What we expected and what it showed us on the screen didn’t match up to our expectations. The casting of the movie was brilliant and each of them was outstanding in their performances. Though with an average rating of 2 stars out of 5, it didn’t make the audience go gaga about it, but then Gunday can be watched at least once. They did try to recreate some Jai-Veeru duo chemistry. The story is predictable enough on a lot of levels. With the whole post-partition backdrop, and Calcutta scenes, they did bring out the old era effect. The story is nothing extra-ordinary. It’s based on the ground of two childhood buddies who grow up together and turn out to be the biggest dons of the city and rule the black markets. And in a very clichéd manner, both fall for the same woman and are ready to stab each other to death for one girl. Well, that wasn’t too hard to guess, was it?
by Dheeraj Nanduri
That’s not a new movie. I just fused the current major blockbusters into one phrase.
Before you read this article, what you should know is that, Wolf of Wall Street has got 5 Oscar Nominations whereas, Hustle has amassed 10.
Let me explain the synopses in short. Wolf of Wall Street is about a poor guy becoming a billionaire and American Hustle is about cheating. Wolf of Wall Street has incorporated no sentiment whatsoever whereas there is a little bit of drama in play in American Hustle.
by Anamika Sengupta
TV series….sigh…! What would I ever do without them?! I am bored, I watch Modern Family. I need something to stimulate my mind, I watch SUITS. I feel a tantrum coming, I watch ‘CASTLE’ throw one instead. After hours of classes, I need to unwind, I watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S and go all ‘Ahh…wish I thought of that before Chandler Bing did!’
There are hundreds of them. No, thousands! Fantasy, drama, crime, comedy, medical…yes they belong to various genres, but one thing that is common to them is kick-ass lines. There is always that one quote said by that one character in every episode of a series that makes you want to give him a rousing ovation. So I am gonna go ahead and list out five of my most beloved quotes from my favourite TV series and hope as you read them, you think of ten more that you liked.
by Abhishek Panikkar
Matthew McConaughey (Mud, The Lincoln Lawyer) stars as Ron Woodroof, an alcoholic, drug addicted, racist, homophobic, redneck cowboy who contracts AIDS during the 80’s AIDS epidemic in the USA and becomes the most unlikely beacon of hope for AIDS patients. The incredibly talented Jared Leto (Requiem for a Dream, Lord of War) plays Rayon, a cross-dressing pre-op transvestite who becomes Woodroof’s unlikely business partner. Jennifer Garner stars as Eve, Woodroof’s doctor who struggles choosing between her career and doing what is right. The film is based on a true story, directed by Canadian Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y., The Young Victoria) edited by Vallée himself and Martin Pensa. The film has been nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. The screenplay is written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack and Cinematography is by Yves Bélanger.