Need for Speed (2014)

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Whether you play video games or not, you would have heard of Need for Speed. Since its release in 1994, Need for Speed (NFS) has become one of the most successful racing video game series in the world and quite possibly one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. Electronic Arts, the video games developer giant [...]

Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)

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DreamWorks Animation have done it again. They have given us yet another treat. A wonderful feature length animation that will surely amaze young children and the kid in all of us older ones. Mr. Peabody and Sherman is an expansion of a segment found in the 50-60s immensely popular variety cartoon show, The Rocky and [...]

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

Rising from the still-burning ashes and rotting flesh of the epic 2006 fantasy action hit 300, comes Rise of an Empire, another mega tale of a male testosterone super charged flick to douse the cinema screens with more blood, bone and guts. We have already heard the rousing speeches, tasted the sweat of the sparsely [...]

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Stuart Beattie has been part of the equation for quite a number of Hollywood blockbusters for the past 10 years. He is one of the writers of the immensely successful, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. If you have watched and liked G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Australia (2008), 30 Days of Night (2007), Derailed [...]

Movie Review – Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Director James Wan and partner in crime, actor/writer , Leigh Whannell, are back with Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity franchise) as producer, to make a sequel to 2010′s hit horror flick,  Insidious. Aptly called Insidious: Chapter 2, the movie takes off the moment where the first one ended with the death of psychic, Elise Rainier. Elise, [...]

Movie Review: Gravity 3D 2013

Does the name, Alfonso Cuaron, ring any bells? This versatile Mexican director had directed films like  A Little Princess (1995), Y Tu Mamá También (2001), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Children of Men (2006). Cuaron was also one of the producers of Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) directed by the other famous Mexican, Guillermo [...]

Movie Review – Elysium (2013)

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The year is 2154, and Earth, is not a very nice place to be. In fact, earth is for the poor, the dying and the slum folk. If you are rich and beautiful, then you live on a pristine, space station called Elysium. In this ring-shaped object in the sky, the air is clean, unpolluted, [...]

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

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First off, let me say, I didn’t have high expectations for this movie, so I wasn’t too deeply disappointed. Based on the second installment of Rick Riordan’s series of novels, the sequel to 2010′s The Lightning Thief picks up where its predecessor left off. From Percy (Logan Lerman) to his girl sidekick Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) [...]

The Conjuring 2013

James Wan has really made himself a name as, I dare say, a film auteur for the horror and thriller genre. In any of his movies, there is always a signature touch that stamps the finished product as his original work. The question on every one of his fans minds lately would be how will [...]

The Wolverine 2013

Settling into my seat at the cinema, I am prepared to be wowed by 120 minutes of brawn, a wee bit of brain, and a super adrenaline charged, action packed movie. I am, after all, here to watch, The Wolverine. The show opens with an action sequence in Nagasaki.. its landscape is about to change [...]

Movie Review: Turbo 3D (2013)

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So Hollywood has now moved down the animal kingdom pyramid to create a new kind of underdog hero with a gastropod. A typical garden snail with a penchant for speed. Would you or the younger ones be able to relate to a mollusc as an underdog hero who challenges all limitations of being a snail, [...]