First filmed in 1995 under the title Judge Dredd, the Stallone version of the British comic book series was justifiably derided. The bad news is that Dredd 3D is only marginally better.
Based on Joseph Kosinski’s graphic novel, Oblivion is superior to anything we’ve experienced in the genre in recent years. The cerebral sci-fi odyssey is stylish, exciting and biggest surprise of all, emotionally stirring. Rashid Irani reports.
How much you enjoy Commando – A One Man Army depends entirely on how much you like action. What is your threshold for bodies breaking, bones snapping, flesh tearing and blood spurting?
Nautanki Saala! is based on a frothy French comedy called Après Vous, which means After You. Sadly, much is lost in translation. It is funny in parts but often feels stretched and flat, like champagne without the fizz. Anupama Chopra reports.
Emraan, Kalki, Konkona and Huma have given their best performance. Ek Thi Daayan is a cult horror film, claim the makers. The critics, however, have given mixed reviews to the film. We bring you an insight.
Ek Thi Daayan had the potential to be an A-grade horror film but it’s an opportunity lost. However, I’m very curious about what debutant director Kannan Iyer will do next. Anupama Chopra
Indie cinema must compete by sheer dint of ideas. Lead actor Deepak Dobriyal is a powerful actor and convincing as the ‘super chor’. Yet, as far as ideas go, they are just about as novel here as the film’s title. Sarit Ray
Adreary sequel to the 2011 live-action/animation hybrid, The Smurfs 2 is as inert and unfunny as the original. Rashid Irani
Here’s a snappy spin-off of the X-Men movies with Hugh Jackman sinking his claws once more into the super-strong mutant from the 1980’s Marvel comic-book series. Rashid Irani
Over the years, Shakespeare’s famous star-crossed lovers have found themselves in various forms and in various places.Yet, seldom have they been associated with as nonsensical a mess as Manish Tiwary’s Issaq. Sarit Ray
Based on supernatural investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren's accounts, The Conjuring tells the story of a family terrorised by an evil presence in their new house. And the film feeds on the audience's fear of the unknown.
B.A. Pass holds your interest as long as Bahl sticks to Sikka’s darkly twisted story. But each time he diverges -- including his choice of the film’s cheesy name the narrative wobbles. Still, it is much better than its tacky posters let on. Anupama Chopra
Book review: Fida-é-Lucknow
Fida-é-Lucknow takes you to the very heart of Lucknow and to a time of its true splendour, and shows the tradition and culture of Awadh through its tales.
There is enough eye-candy in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani to see you through, but I wish the film had more meat and less dressing. I’m disappointed because there is a truckload of talent here. What rankles is what might have been, writes Anupama Chopra
We have been down this road before. The buddy-comedy /action-thriller formula has worn thin yet director/co-writer Todd Phillips persists in testing the viewer’s patience with this cash-in threequel. Rashid Irani reports.