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The Avengers – Movie Review (2012)

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Guys, I’m bringing the party to you!” and hell ya that was a damn good party. When Marvel’s first avenger made its debut as a Hulk in 2003 it was not received very well. Since year 2000 digital advancement has given realistic touch to those age old comic book series, nourished them to the life like characters on screen and polished them with style and substance. Some worked very well while others went flat.

With the booting of Spiderman and X-men series world actually got interested in things that were only limited to so called “geeks“. Since then bringing the famous comic book character to life has become the main focus for majority of Hollywood  producers. Avengers was one of the very few super-hero or sci-fi movies that was actually entertaining without trying too hard.

Iron ManRobert Downey, Jr.‘s genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist image as an Tony Stark in 2007 brought some genuine humour and style to the super-hero movies and stayed steady in Avengers too. He finally got some match and task which he always wanted.

Hulk: Every time new actors plays the role in different movie. Edward Norton was very effective in The Incredible Hulk but Mark Ruffalo also did a great job in portraying Bruce Banner/Hulk. There are two stealer scenes in the which are bound to get belly aching laugh among the audience in the middle of the war. Finally he was recognized as super hero than moster.

Thor: Chris Hemsworth debuted Thor last year and we agreed. He did his part well and maintained his style even when fighting with Iron Man.

Captain America: Chris Evans looks Captain America since the debut as first Avenger. He kept Captain America alive for years and fought with honour till the end.

Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff: Sexy as she is, Scarlett Johansson adds the hotness to the film. Unlike other movies this pretty girl can hit dialogues as hard she kicks your ass.

Hawks eye: Though he got a slow and dark start to the movie at the end he did his job with ace.

Loki: Tom Hiddleston did a good as as bad person in Thor and he showed his white arse again in Avengers with a ludicrous plan of ruling earth.

Other notable characters were Nick Fury/Samuel L J, ‘Agent’ Phil and hot property from How I Met Your Mother Cobie Smulder a.k.a Robin as agent Maria Hill

Ok now its time for pulses and minuses.

Awesome:

  • Easy flow of the story with no boring plot.
  • Calling up the Avengers.
  • Verbal and Physical interactions between the Avengers.
  • Humour that Tony Stark always carry. But was surprised to see Hulk’s hilarious punch to Thor and Hulk’s reaction to Loki’s self addressing as god.
  • Natasha Romanoffs and Agent Maria’s body tight suite and killer moves.
  • Iron Man’s trip to space was out of this world (literally)
  • Finally great action sequence. Very well structured.

Awe-full:

  • Ship turning to ridiculous invisible Helicarrier.
  • I think thats the only thing i did not like… but i will update if i recall any.

So yes Avengers has surely started the summer 2012 with blockbuster (after loosing hopes on Hunger Games). And I am eagerly waiting for some soon-to-be-epic movies like The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spiderman and Prometheus. 

I rate: 8.5/10

Movie Review: London Paris New York (2012) [3.5/5]

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In every romantic movie there is Boy and there is a Girl. They are shown living a very different life and then serendipity strikes. They are shown in deep intellectual and witty conversation with each other which mainly involves girl complaining about everything and guy just makes fun of her. Eventually they fell in love over the course of 20min reel where they have sang a song on London bridge and hummed the beats near Eiffel tower. Well this all happens in this movie as well.

Being a realistic I only wonder how a guy meets a nice beautiful cute girl in a plane who is willing to go out with him on city tour for whole day when she missed her connecting flight. And it only happens in movies that the guy charmed his way into making the girl fall in love with her in 24hr cinematic hours.

Lets keep this aside and talk about the movie. All above mentioned situations happens in this movie but they are shown in fun way. The core idea of the subject might be adapted (or copied) from the bestselling book “One Day” but still it is a fresh and feel good movie.

 

 

 

 

Plus:

  • Music is very soulful and easy on ears. Ali Zafars’s singing and writing is very smooth and melodious.
  • Locations. No wonder movie title is good enough for explanation.
  • Pretty good performance by the leads. Not perfect but good.
  • Screenplay was not boring and dialogues were very basic day to day lines.

Minus:

  • There were ups and downs. Not very gripping storyline.
  • Drama was not quite intense.

Well this movie is recommended for the couples who wants to sit home relax and just want some fresh movie to spice up their evening.
I shall give 3.5/5

Written by tarangp

March 12, 2012 at 2:20 am

Movie Review – The Woman in Black (3/5)

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So when did the Harry Potter, the boy wizard, grew and started the family ? Daniel Radcliffe (Arthur Kipps) is married and has a kid in this movie. He sure has beard and mustache which should make him look older but still you will see the golden potter boy hidden within him in certain scenes.

Well other than that the movie is quite good. It delivers those heart skipping scary moments and some very good visuals. The story is bit fresh but again revolve around dead/possessed kids who always scares the shit out of you.

 

 

 

 

 

Good:

  • Story pretty fresh
  • Visuals
  • Thrill factor high
  • Decent performances

Evil:

  • Screenplay drags a bit in between
  • Not very gripping story
  • Climax not very convincing.

Well its a movie to watch when you crave for some thrill or want to have a horror fiesta !!!

My: 7/10

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes : 64%

Written by tarangp

February 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Acoustic Covers That’ll Give You Chills

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I found these two playlist of acoustic covers on 8tracks. These are some of the best covers I have heard and want to share with you. 8tracks is amazing place to find playlists of music from various genres, your mood, your activity or just random mashups.

Female List Male List

 

 

Resource: www.8tracks.com
By: lauraingalli

Written by tarangp

February 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Cool Musical InfoGraphics

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February 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Movie Review: AGNEEPATH (4/5)

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Is it a remake or is it a tribute ? I watched the old one right after watching new one and saw huge difference in story telling. I will say it is a canned-food, just add some veggies and spice it up.

I Like:

  • cinematography
  • direction
  • background score sets the mood
  • 1-2 songs were good
  • Masterji was effective
  • young-Viju was convincing.. best scene with gun in his hand
  • Rishi K ka extreme kaminapan, but last two lines of his life were a bit too much for commercial movie goers.. still shocking performance
  • Priynka’s chinese beauty parlor… Her thumkas and Kat’s zhatkas,
  • HR’s every-guys-dream-looks and every-girls-dream-man persona with stupendous performance…
  • Sanjay Dutt’s takla (bald head)..he was scaaaaryyyy !!! to one end is Munnabhai and the other end is Kancha … he has balanced his career.
  • HR and SD matching was perfect unlike AB and Danny’s.

DisLike:

  • Unnecessary songs (everyone agrees??….Yes) … Thank god they didn’t show romantic the song in rain.
  • loooonnngggg
  • two stabs and 3 big scratches on the body…seriously ??? its soooo bollywoodish !!!

This movie could have enjoyed the similar fate as RGV’s Sholay…. but the top actors saved it and of course KJo’s backing.

The Churrasco way

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Churrasco chicken sandwich One of the best discoveries that i had in last two months. This is Churrasco chicken sandwich that me and one of my friend stumbled upon while surfing the streets of Saint-Laurant, Montreal. The plane looked very ghetto from outside and we passed by with a smirk thinking the resto to be another diner. But after long walk and finding nothing exciting around I opened my little droid to locate nearby places. Thats when I saw the five star rating to Chez Jose and peoples raving about the Churrasco sandwich. I must say the quote “dont judge a book by its cover” is absolutely correct.
The churrasco chicken sandwich is simply delicious and its size factor will leave you wanting more. This Portuguese and Spanish style of grilling is very rich in taste. It is easily one of those quick-bits like Shish Taouk, Smoke meat and Poutine. So make sure you visit at least once.
You can find more reviews at: Yelp

Written by tarangp

April 18, 2011 at 3:06 am

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