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The Incredibles-2, Review: The unbelievable Dash of Jack-Jack and Elastigirl

The Incredibles-2, Review: The unbelievable Dash of Jack-Jack and Elastigirl In gestation for a good14 years, a sequel to the 2004 animation cartoon superhero flick, The Incredibles, has been worth the wait. In the story, an evil mind takes control of hapless victims by placing a pair of hi-tech glasses on their faces and makes them do ‘unacceptable’ things. As a parallel, you will be donning 3D glasses to watch Incredibles 2, a totally acceptable, mandatory need that the format d...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 4DX | Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum explains his great expectations towards 4DX with vibrating seats, smells and water projections to your face during the movie . ...

Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp Set for Release in Panoramic ScreenX Format

Shrinking Superhero Expands Beyond the Main Screen to the Auditorium Walls as Latest Marvel Cinematic Universe Film Comes to Theatres This Summer The Walt Disney Studios and ScreenX have set Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and The Wasp for a release in the panoramic, premium cinema technology format, and it was announced at CineEurope in Barcelona, Spain. Ant-Man and The Wasp is set to premiere around the world beginning July 4. The announcement follows the successful release of Marvel...

Jurassic World-A Fallen Kingdom: Tyrannosaurus, Baryonyx, Indoraptor, Pterosaurs Carnotaurus, Mosaurus, Thesaurus and some human

Jurassic World-A Fallen Kingdom: Tyrannosaurus, Baryonyx, Indoraptor, Pterosaurs Carnotaurus, Mosaurus, Thesaurus and some humans You’ve got to give it to them. Since the film is about dinosaurs, they filled the screen with myriad variations on the thematic anima/bird. Problem is, they all do almost the same thing, except with the handler, and that too when he pretends to be sad. The ‘same thing’ is making ferocious calls, and then getting into the seek-and-destroy anything ...

Goodbye, Philp Roth

Goodbye, Philp Roth A 1969 production, Goodbye Columbus must have reached India at least a couple of years later, as was the norm for all Hollywood films, due to some policy issues that lasted through the 80s. I had turned 18, and the buzz around the film was exciting enough to draw me to the theatre. It was technically Ali MacGraw’s debut as a leading lady. Richard Benjamin, the lead actor, had worked in television, and it was also his big screen debut. I liked its bursting sexuality a...

Best Shorts Competition - EVER!

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Best Short Film Competition - EVER!   Writers judge filmmakers and filmmakers judge writers. It’s that simple! We fund you to collaborate. We let the community decide.   Up to $10,000 for the short script. Up to $25,000 for the filmmaker to shoot it.   Writers can't judge writers.  Filmmakers can't judge filmmakers. Everyone receives a massive amount of feedback.   The filmmaker owns 100% of the film. Writersandfilmmakers.com owns 0%.   Visi...

Solo: A Star Wars Story, Review: Buccaneer, Chewbacca, the survival axiom and the deadly coaxium

Solo: A Star Wars Story, Review: Buccaneer, Chewbacca, the survival axiom and the deadly coaxium A long time ago (41 years) in a cinema hall far, far away from my home, I saw the first Star Wars film. What are 41 years in a universe where spaceship pilots are 190 years old? While you Chewbacca, let me tell you that the 190 year-old is a Wookie (closer to apes than humans), and that the aspiring pilot and the star of the movie, Han Solo, is played by an actor who is 29 but can easily pass off...

Book Club, Review: Life begins at sexty

Book Club, Review: Life begins at sexty With a combined age of 563 and an average age of 70.4, there’s no way these eight fuddy-duddies are going to do a Fifty Shades of Grey. Well, they did set out to go along that road, but never mind—how about ‘hundred hues of shocking pink’? Just for the record, Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 American erotic drama film, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. It was banned in India, for its explicit sex s...

Millennium Falcon Takes a Dive

  Solo finally gets his own film that details the smuggler’s humble origins and… it’s okay. They were definitely moments that were fun and really cool, but there other moments that didn’t work. “Described as a space western, the film is centered on a young Han Solo and his adventures with his Wookiee side-kick Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian.” One of the best parts of the movie are the payoff’s to ...

Deadpool 2, Review: Wade a minute

Deadpool 2, Review: Wade a minute Biding his time as a terminal cancer patient, Wade Wilson trades his soul to Ajax in exchange for dear life, and as a man who came back from the dead, he becomes your Deadpool. Now, back in the States, where they find the alliteration in Wade Wilson funny, guess what they must be making of a super-powered contract killer (NO! He’s no hero!) called Deadpool! Deadpool 2 is no film, it’s a trip. There are fights and weapons galore, villains and vill...

Blackklansmen An Okay Undercover Story

  When the first scene begins to roll in Blackklansmen, I was surprised when, showing a scene from classic movie Gone With the Wind, a man comes in spouting out a white power message, but bloopers included. Then the title shows up after it with a specially funny subtitle that solidifies the fact that this was in fact going to be a comedy. Not that this wasn't told ahead of time, but I didn't know and it made for an interesting movie watching experience. ...

The Fire Rises

Saturday, May 14th saw a large crowd showing for HBO’s newest film Fahrenheit 451, based on the book written by Ray Bradbury* of the same name. It stars Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, and Sofia Boutella and was directed by Ramin Bahrani*, who all graced the red carpet that night to watch Walking in they all meet with booming applause, and were walked to their seat, one by one, as the camera followed them down. Their faces being cased on the screen that was about to show what they&rs...

Cannes is Burning Up as “Fahrenheit 451” Hits the Red Carpet

Actors Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon, along with director Ramin Bahrani, joined viewers for the midnight screening of their adaptation of the classic novel by Ray Bradbury on Saturday night. “Fahrenheit 451” is set in a futuristic version of the United States, where all books are banned and burned for the sake of citizens’ happiness. Guy Montag is a member of the Fireman, the elite squad trained to carry out the fiery task and deal with the “eels” who go a...

ACCEPTING ALL ENTRIES!

CALLING ALL Filmmakers. We are accepting submissions for all categories.Check it out and we look forward to helping support you and your film! http://hdfilmfest.com   ...

Everybody knows about "Everybody knows" now

Everybody Knows starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem has finally screened in Cannes as the opener to the Film Festival, but for those who didn't get to see it, they're probably wondering, "how was it?" Well early responses are all positive, with one person even saying "I'd give it a five out of five", praising the acting and the emotional thrill ride the movie takes the audience. Other praises include the director's (Asghar Farhadi) take on the story as ...

The Truth Comes Out on Cannes opening Day

Cannes' 71st Film Festival begins tonight and the movie to start it all is the spanish Pshychological Thriller "Everybody Knows" (Todos Lo Saben) starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. The story details the return of Carolina (Cruz) to her home in Madrid along with her husband and their children, unfortunately evernts start to spiral out of control and secrets are brought to light. It is directed and written  by Oscar winning writer Asghar Farhadi and will be premi...

Highlights from Maryland International Film Festival 2018

Here are some highlights from the 2018 Maryland International Film Festival!  #MDIFF18        

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: And the Winners Are ...

2018 Tribeca Film Festival Awards: ‘Diane,’ ‘Smuggling Hendrix,’ and More Take Top Honors NEW YORK, NY:  Mustafa ÖNDER Alia Shawkat was named best actress in a US narrative feature for Duck Butter, while best actor honours went to Jeffrey Wright for O.G. Best Cinematography in a US narrative feature Film went to Wyatt Garfield for Diane. The Nora Ephron Award awarded a $25,000 prize to writer-director Nia DaCosta for Little Woods. T...

Avengers-Infinity War, Review: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Avengers-Infinity War, Review: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust #Book of Common Burial Prayer, 1662: Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life. #‘Ashes to ashes, funk to funky’ Artiste: David Bowie, Album: Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), 1980. From all appearances, a large number of Marvel’s Avengers and their partners in common cause have become ashes by the time the film ends. Whether any of them will be Re...

Truth or Dare, Review: How Dare you deny the Truth!

Truth or Dare, Review: How Dare you deny the Truth! When you begin with a premise that you horror film need not give rational, or at least credible, explanations, you are free to employ any suitable elements that scare and shock the audience. Truth or Dare uses come of these props effectively, but the sheer predictability of the sequence of deaths makes it less worthwhile. Yes, the lead-ups to the grotesque ‘murders’ are imaginatively devised, not so the preceding contortions and...

R. Lee Ermey: Off to the last frontier

R. Lee Ermey: Off to the last frontier Ronald Lee Ermey, Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, passed away on 15 April aged 74. Listed as R. Lee Emery in his film and TV appearances, his pet name was Gunny. Gunny’s roar, "What is your major malfunction, numbnut?"remains an iconic line, 30 years later. The performance made him a Globe Best Supporting Actor nominee, and Boston Society of Film Critics Award Winner, for Best Supporting Actor. B...

Midnight Sun, Review: XPeriencing XP from Windows

Midnight Sun, Review: XPeriencing XP from Windows It’s not about Norway or the North Pole, where the sun shines at midnight. Rather, it is about a girl who suffers from a disease in which exposure to the sun, even for a few seconds, can prove fatal. Midnight Sun comes from a lineage that is populated by names like Anand, Love Story, Ankhiyon Ke Jharaokhon Se, Kaash and Paa. Then, there were toned down variants like Meri Surat Teri Aankhen, Dosti, Children of a Lesser God, Koshish, Taare...

A Quiet Place, Review: Silence is Golden

A Quiet Place, Review: Silence is Golden In 2017, the world undergoes lockdown as blind monsters search for victims by sound. The few survivors of an unknown attack in New York appear as the Abbott family, who are visiting a supermarket, while maintaining total silence. The family is mourning the death of Beau, a victim to the monsters a year earlier. Back home, following several prior encounters, the monsters become aware of the family’s presence while Lee Abbott develops a sound-proo...

The Strangers--Prey at Night, Review: “Why kill strangers?” “Why not?”

The Strangers--Prey at Night, Review: “Why kill strangers?” “Why not?” They last preyed on innocents in 2008. Since then, families must have been praying that they do not return. No such luck. A sequel was taking shape since 2012, and Prey at Night saw light of day in 2018. Writer-director of the original, Bryan Bertino is only a co-writer this time round, the three murderers are the same, and so is the quest for Tamara. The rest is new. Is unmotivated mayhem and psych...
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