Thursday, May 25, 2006

New Movies

This seems to be a year of great releases:
- V for Vendetta*
- MI-III*
- United -93*
- The Da Vinci Code*
- Pirates of the Caribbean – II
- X-Men - III
- Casino Royale
- The Departed

First four movies I’ve already seen.
Last four movies are yet to be released!
I should add "Miami Vice" to this list ...

[1] United – 93 ... EXCELLENT movie!
It’s difficult to say a disaster movie as awesome. This one falls into that category. However what I particularly liked about the movie was that rather than evoking pity; the movie created a feeling of *heroism* … I was admiring the passengers for their bravery in face of extremely hostile circumstances.
Director: Paul Greengrass

* btw I dont like disaster movies, I didnt even like the super-duper hit "Titanic" and have no intensions of seeing "Poseidon". But "United -93" is more like a war movie! And when you know that every character was REAL, the element of authenticity adds to the raw emotions in the movie-watching experience!

[2] MI-III - Loved it!
Good action flick! Tom Cruise proved yet-again that he is a top-notch actor, despite his silly off-screen escapades …
Director: J.J.Abrams
Cast: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymore Hoffman, Lawrence Fishbourne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

*** I was just checking out the list of Tom Cruise movies ...
They are all excellent: The Last Samurai, Minority Report, Jerrry Maguire, The Firm, Few Good men, Rainmaker, Top Gun, Risky Business, Eyes Wide Shut ...
Wonder why such a phenomenal actor is acting so crazy these days.
And though I've liked all his movies, I've never been one of his fans. I like Brad Pitt much much more!!!

[3] V – for Vendetta – Another excellent movie!
I totally loved it, thought it didn’t do well at box-office, which is understandable, because it is slightly complicated plot! But it’s a BOLD movie – bringing in politics and religion in the theme!
Director: James McTeigue
Writing Credits: Andy & Larry Wachowski
Cast: Natlie Portman, Hugo Weaving

[4] The Da Vinci Code - couldn’t hold up to my expectations. …
It’s one of the movies I would have seen despite bad reviews. And I did see it yesterday. It’s a let down!
Director: Ron Howard
Writing credits: Dan Brown
Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno

[5] Thank you for smoking - Nothing great about it!
Cast: Aaron Eckhart

8 Comments:

At 27 May, 2006 19:58, Blogger jay-san said...

hey,been a long time..i haven't been watching too many movies this semester.
saw da vinci code,wasn't great.but was no where as bad as the reviews claimed it to be.
looks like a whole bunch of good movies coming up-miami vice,world trade centre,superman returns,...
saw a couple of trailers,looks promising-fearless,peaceful warrior,district b13

 
At 27 May, 2006 23:34, Blogger Intern said...

hey jan-san
Good to see you.
Been a very long time indeed.

Seems like you have been extremely busy. No time to read-&-comment on Blogs is one thing; but if *you* are not even watching movies, that means you are all tied up with work!

Yeah summer is the season of blockbusters ...
# Pirates of the Caribbean should be a major hit
# somehow I'm not too keen about Superman
# X-Men three should be another hit

I dont recall seeing trailer of peaceful warrior :(
Miamai Vice appears promising

I had higher expectations from The DaVinci Code. Didnt find it gripping.

But I really liked United-93! Very well-made movie.

I've been watching couple of olies as well - Maltese Falcon [Great movie] ...
The Untouchables [not that old] - have you seen the Untouchables?

 
At 29 May, 2006 21:03, Blogger Artful Badger said...

I really didn't like V for Vendetta. I liked the rest. Haven't seen MI 3 and United 93 actually.

 
At 29 May, 2006 21:04, Blogger Artful Badger said...

I have been seeing a lot of 70's and 80's British comedies -
Allo Allo
Are you being served
Monty Python..
Most nice!

 
At 30 May, 2006 14:26, Blogger Intern said...

Ramani ->
# I think you'll like MI-III

# You said you have your reasons for not watching "United -93", it being a disaster movie. I am with you here in the sense that even i dont like disaster movies, I didnt like "Titanic" and am not interested in "Poseidon". But when it comes to united-93, it brings out the *heroism* of the passengers which leaves you with a feeling of *respect* more than sadness! I think thats what makes it such a good movie!

# V-for Vendetta .. though personally I loved it, but I can understand that many people wont like it. It didnt even get good reviews.

# I also saw X-MEN - Loved it!!!

 
At 30 May, 2006 14:29, Blogger Intern said...

About British comedies ...

I loved:
- Are you being served
- Faulty Towers

Just seen a couple of Monty Python and havent seen Aloo Aloo...

But I've seen a lot of movies in "Carry-On" series ... they were quite wacky! good fun!

 
At 08 June, 2006 09:15, Blogger Prmod Bafna said...

Of these movies.. da vinci code really dint live up to my expectations.. x-men 3 was pretty neat and am waiting for Pirates of the carribean - II that should be cool :p

 
At 08 June, 2006 09:26, Blogger Intern said...

Ahan, another movie buff!

YES... Da Vinci code didnt live up to the expectations.
I too am waiting for " Pirates of the Caribbean".

I enjoyed both, X-Men -III & MI-III

 

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