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HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014

Reviews

Movie review: Hercules is brisk, breezy fun with fine sword-and-sandals spectacles

The narrative of Hercules brims with a wealth of visual flourishes, courtesy legendary cinematographer Dante Spinotti. Even the capabilities of 3D are optimally utilized.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Salman Khan's Kick is all charisma, logic-free story

Kick is an outrageously silly film. It lurches from a thwarted love story to infantile comedy to slick action to shamelessly manipulative melodrama without any attempt at coherence or consistency, writes Anupama Chopra. Kick biggest opener of 2014, earns Rs. 53 crore in 2 days

Movie review by Rashid Irani: The Grand Budapest Hotel is a trip to bountiful

A comic caper tinged with melancholy, Anderson’s eighth feature is mostly set in a fictional East European republic during the early 1930s. In the leads, both Ralph Fiennes and newcomer Tony Revolori deliver sparkling comedic turns. Rashid Irani writes.

Movie review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui overpowers Salman Khan in Kick

Bhai fans, rejoice! For a change, Salman Khan's Kick has much more going for it than just his charisma. It has a story and some brilliant performances. It also has Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Randeep Hooda, Nargis Fakhri and Jacqueline Fernandes. Want more?

Movie review: Watch Thirumanam Enum Nikkah only for Nazriya Nazim

Aneesh's Thirumanam Enum Nikkah has a story and script that seem to have been penned in the most bizarre style. Except for Nazriya Nazim, who is superbly charming as the girl playing both a Muslim and a Hindu, the rest of the cast are no better than caricatures.

Movie review: The Grand Budapest Hotel is a sweet treat

Director Wes Anderson weaves a delightful yet quirky murder mystery. Ralph Fiennes as the flamboyant concierge, who offers special in-room services to rich old ladies, is a treat to watch. This one goes on the must-watch list..

Movie review: Vellai Illa Pattadhari has great theme, poor script

Although Vellai Illa Pattadhari presents a grave social malaise -- that of joblessness among engineering graduates in Tamil Nadu -- the script plays spoilsport. Performances by the lead pair Dhanush or Amala Paul do not lift the movie either.

Movie review of Begin Again: this feel-good romance is for lovers of music

Poignant, enthusiastic and suffused with those sunshine moments, this languid romance is for lovers of music. Keep your expectations low and this one will send you home happy. Watch it for Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley's performances.

Movie review: Hate Story 2 has strong performances, but story lets it down

With a totally predictable story line and extremely illogical twists and turns, Hate Story 2 fails to entertain. Watch the film only if you are a die-hard fan of Sushant or Surveen, because nothing else is really worth the time and money, writes Sweta Kaushal.

Movie review: Pizza 3D outdoes most Bollywood horror flicks

If you're the sort of horror junkie who feeds on Hollywood and Japanese versions (Japan is to horror what Italy is to pizza), don't expect to see something you haven't seen before. But by Bollywood standards, this film easily outdoes most of what passes for horror, writes Sarit Ray.

Movie Review: Begin Again has a fair share of both delights and disappointments

Week after week, major studio behemoths clog up the multiplexes. For a change, here’s an independently produced musical- romance which has a lot going for it - charismatic leads, a couple of catchy tunes and evocative New York locations.

Movie review: Avoid Planes if you are over 10 years of age

Planes: Fire and Rescue is not as much of a film as a merchandise opportunity, but thankfully it comes with a decent script and animation effects. Go for it if you have a kid.

Movie review: Pizza 3D is scary but lacks the element of surprise

Despite lack of star faces and promotions, Akshay Akkineni's directorial debut Pizza 3D has a well-executed plot and effortless performance by Akshay Oberoi. The film is scary and also offers you a few laughs.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya review: Alia Bhatt holds her own in this ode to DDLJ

Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania is a conscious ode to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Debutant writer-director Shashank Khaitan makes enough bluntly obvious references to ensure that you know this — from the title, to scenes from the film playing on TV sets, to a hero who mouths lines straight out of that script.

Movie review: Watch Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for Andy Serkis

From great special effects to brilliant performances, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has it all. A worthy successor to the first part, it is for viewers who want their entertainment with a twist of intellect.
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