HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014


Movie review: Hercules has eye-popping action

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson plays not quite the mythical Hercules in this revisionist film which is high on thrill factor but low on story. If an entertainer is what you are looking for this weekend, this one's for you. 

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 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 by Rashid Irani: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a let-down

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an overblown simian-versus-sapiens spectacle which fails to break through the tried-and-tested action-adventure formula.

Movie review: A pitch-perfect Woodley anchors The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars is, despite the occasional misstep in tone, largely a solid success - a film that not only manages the transition from page to screen nicely, but also navigates with skill that hugely tricky line between the touching and the trite.

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.

Messi film depicts tough route to the top

A documentary portraying Lionel Messi's tough route to the top was given a first screening in Rio on Wednesday. The film shows how he battled a growth hormone disorder as a youngster before becoming a megastar at Barcelona.

Movie review: X-Men Days of Future Past makes for a satisfying watch

With this film, director Bryan Singer re-energises the X-Men franchise which was showing signs of fatigue. However, the film's convoluted storyline may act as a dampener for some. Its highlights are well-choreographed action sequences and good performances.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: X-Men is a mutant mash-up

Reassembling for the seventh installment of the titular franchise, the familiar band of mutants strives to save their species from extinction. But even viewers acquainted with the source, Marvel comics, may have to struggle to make sense of the labyrinthine time-travel plot.

Movie review: How to Train Your Dragon 2 is utterly satisfying

Whether you liked How to Train Your Dragon or not, you will love this witty and stylish sequel. It has an engaging story, smart dialogues, tight script, gravity-defying aerial shots and astounding special effects - a treat for young ones and their parents alike.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a fun-filled ride

Adapted, as was the original, from the series of children’s stories by the British author Cressida Cowell, How To Train Your Dragon 2 combines captivating characters, luminous visuals and an ace vocal cast.

Movie review: Chef offers food for the soul

After all the junk food that is normally dished out by Hollywood biggies, Jon Favreau's multi-hyphenated return to his indie roots will remind you of comfort food from home, say critics. This film will leave you ravenously hungry despite all that popcorn.

Movie review: Transformers 4 will leave you numb

At two hours 45 minutes, Transformers: Age of Extinction is an assault on your senses. With a wafer-thin plot and lot of loud action sequences, this one is only for die-hard Transformer fans. Others may need a painkiller.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: Godzilla is the king of the monsters

It is not an earthquake. It is not a tsunami. It’s the king of the monsters announcing his arrival with a trademark bellow. Six decades and countless spin-offs after the beloved Japanese original, Hollywood finally delivers a Godzilla which lives up to its great expectations. It also sets a new standard for wannabe mega-beast blockbusters.

Movie review: Million Dollar Arm hits a home run

A down-on-his luck sports agent lands in cricket-mad India to find the next great baseball pitcher. Starring Mad Men's Jon Hamm, the film tells the story of the agent and his two Indian finds as they all learn about the game and life, write critics.

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