Sherlock Holmes (2009) Review

Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period riddle activity film dependent on the personality of a similar name made by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The movie was coordinated by Guy Ritchie and delivered by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, and Dan Lin.


The screenplay, by Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, and Simon Kinberg, was created from a story by Wigram and Johnson. Robert Downey Jr. what's more, Jude Law depict Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, separately.


In 1890, flighty investigator Holmes and his buddy Watson are employed by a mystery society to thwart a mysticist's plot to deal with Britain by apparently heavenly methods. Rachel McAdams stars as their previous enemy Irene Adler and Mark Strong depicts miscreant Lord Henry Blackwood.


The film was broadly delivered in North America on 25 December 2009, and on 26 December 2009 in the UK, Ireland, the Pacific and the Atlantic.

Sherlock Holmes got generally sure basic response, with acclaim for its story, activity arrangements, set pieces, outfit configuration, Zimmer's melodic score, and Downey's presentation as the principle character, winning Downey the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. The movie was likewise named for two Academy Awards, Best Original Score and Best Art Direction.

A spin-off, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, was delivered on 16 December 2011, with a third movie planned for discharge on 22 December 2021, to be coordinated by Dexter Fletcher.

Aruvam (2019) Review


Aruvam (transl. Formless, Shapeless) is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language supernatural thriller film written and directed by Sai Sekhar. The film stars Siddharth and Catherine Tresa with Kabir Duhan Singh, Madhusudhan Rao, Sathish, Aadukalam Naren and Manobala in supportive roles.
Sai Thaman composed the film's soundtrack while cinematography and editing were handled by N. K. Ekambaram and Praveen K. L. respectively. Principal photography commenced on 13 July 2018.
Jyothi (Catherine Tresa) is introduced to us as a primary school teacher who does not have the sense of smell. She is inferior about her disorder and tries her best to help out the needy as her carelessness in childhood leads to her mother's death, which in turn changed her as a person.
We also get introduced to Jagannathan (Siddharth), who falls hook, line, and sinker for Jyothi at first sight. Jagan proposes his love for Jyothi on one side, while some murders take place in weird fashion in the city on the other.
It is later revealed that Jagan is a Food Safety Inspector, who is a staunch crusader against food adulteration happening in various food outlets in different parts of Tamil Nadu, ordering the closure of the outlets when he detects adulteration.
He is also shown to have a strong sense of smell. His crusade against food adulteration induces many enemies in his path, including his own higher officials in the Food Safety Department, who attack him. Jagan fights them, but gets mortally weakened, after which he decides to give up his life by falling off a train onto a banyan tree.
Jagan's soul then inhabitates Jyothi's body and she inadvertently murders the people who were responsible for food adulteration and Jagan's death.

Alien Warfare (2019) Review


A team of Navy Seals investigates a mysterious science outpost only to have to combat a squad of formidable alien soldiers.


David Meadows is a former Navy SEAL who became a classically-trained actor after he left the military.


Not a bad movie if your heavily medicated with medical marijuana.. Pretty good documentary:)

The Theory of Everything (2014) Review


The Theory of Everything is a 2014 biographical romantic drama film directed by James Marsh. Set at the University of Cambridge, it details the life of the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.


It was adapted by Anthony McCarten from the 2007 memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking, which deals with her relationship with her ex-husband Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and his success in the field of physics.


The film stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, with Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, Christian McKay, Harry Lloyd, and David Thewlis featured in supporting roles. The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on 7 September 2014. It had its UK premiere on 1 January 2015.


The film received positive reviews, with praise for the musical score, cinematography, and the performances of Jones and especially Redmayne.


The film garnered numerous accolades, including five Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress (Jones), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score (Jóhannsson) and won Best Actor for Redmayne.


The film received ten British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) nominations, and won Outstanding British Film, Best Leading Actor for Redmayne, and Best Adapted Screenplay for McCarten.


It received four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for Redmayne, and Best Original Score for Jóhannsson. It also received three Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Redmayne.

Rim of the World (2019) Review


Rim of the World is a 2019 American science fiction adventure film directed by McG from a screenplay by Zack Stentz. It stars Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr. and Alessio Scalzotto.


The film, which was Stentz's modern take on the kid-centered action films of the 1980s, was streamed on Netflix on May 24, 2019.


It was the most watched content in the SVOD service in the UK the week it was released, overtaking the series Dead to Me and Riverdale.


Alex, a socially reclusive boy who recently lost his father in a fire, reluctantly attends a summer camp in southern California called "Rim of the World".


He meets two other "misfits" - Zhen Zhen, an orphan from China, and Dariush, an outspoken boy from a rich family. One afternoon, while in a lake, Zhen Zhen wanders off into the woods, looking for the lookout point she had seen on a camp poster, while Alex attempts to follow.


He comes across Dariush, who happens to be nearby answering the call of nature. Dariush mistakenly tries to 'cure' Alex's fear of heights by making him stand near a cliff edge, and Gabriel, a boy they hadn't seen at camp before, intervenes and helps stop Dariush from trying to 'cure' Alex's fear of heights. Zhen Zhen, hearing the commotion, comes back down and meets up with the boys.


At that moment, they all receive alarming texts advising they immediately evacuate the area.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015) Review


Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language mystery action-thriller film directed by Dibakar Banerjee and produced by Banerjee and Aditya Chopra.


The story is based on the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi created by the Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.


The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Neeraj Kabi and Swastika Mukherjee in principal roles.


It was released on 3 April 2015 to positive reviews from critics but it became a commercial failure. A sequel with Rajput reprising his role was planned.


The film begins in November 1942 in Calcutta, where a group of Chinese men from the Green Gang are smuggling opium from the docks. An unknown gang attacks them and one of them brutally blinds the Chinese gang's leader.

The Accountant (2016) Review


The Accountant is a 2016 American action-thriller film directed by Gavin O'Connor, written by Bill Dubuque and starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow.


The storyline follows Christian Wolff, a certified public accountant with high-functioning autism who makes his living uncooking the books of criminal and terrorist organizations around the world that are experiencing internal embezzlement.


The Accountant premiered in Los Angeles on October 10, 2016, and was theatrically released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures on October 14, 2016. Receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film grossed $155 million worldwide. It received praise for the action sequences featuring Pencak silat, an Indonesian martial art.

Immortals (2011) Review


Immortals is a 2011 American fantasy action film directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, John Hurt, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Freida Pinto, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Sharman, and Mickey Rourke.


The film was previously named Dawn of War and War of the Gods before being officially named Immortals, and is loosely based on the Greek myths of Theseus, the Minotaur, and the Titanomachy.


Principal photography began in Montreal on April 5, 2010. The film was released in 2D and in 3D (using the Real D 3D and Digital 3D formats) on November 11, 2011 by Relativity Media, becoming a commercial success at the box office by grossing over $226 million.


Premiering in Los Angeles on November 8, 2011, the film received mixed to positive reviews, with critics praising Tarsem's direction and visuals, acting, ensemble cast, action sequences, production and costume design, and music score, but criticized the film's storytelling and the lack of character development, and has become a cult film since its release.

Oculus (2013) Review


Oculus is a 2013 American supernatural psychological horror film co-written, edited, and directed by Mike Flanagan.


It is based on his short film Oculus: Chapter 3 – The Man with the Plan, and stars Karen Gillan as a young woman who is convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the death and misfortune that her family suffered.


The film had its world premiere on September 5, 2013, at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and received a wide theatrical release on April 11, 2014.


It received generally positive reviews from critics, and was a box office success.


The film takes place in two different times: the present and 11 years earlier. The two plot lines are told in parallel through flashbacks.


In 2002, software engineer Alan Russell moves into a new house with his wife Marie, 10-year-old son Tim, and 12-year-old daughter Kaylie. Alan purchases an antique mirror to decorate his office. Unbeknownst to them, the mirror supernaturally induces hallucinations.


Marie is haunted by visions of her own body decaying, while Alan is seduced by a ghostly woman named Marisol, who has mirrors in place of eyes.

Black Swan (2010) Review


Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky. The screenplay was written by Mark Heyman, John McLaughlin, and Andres Heinz, based on an original story by Heinz.


The film stars Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, and Winona Ryder. The plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet by the New York City Ballet company.


The production requires a ballerina to play the innocent and fragile White Swan, for which the committed dancer Nina (Portman) is a perfect fit, as well as the dark and sensual Black Swan, which are qualities better embodied by the new rival Lily (Kunis).


Nina is overwhelmed by a feeling of immense pressure when she finds herself competing for the part, causing her to lose her tenuous grip on reality and descend into madness.


Aronofsky conceived the premise by connecting his viewings of a production of Swan Lake with an unrealized screenplay about understudies and the notion of being haunted by a double, similar to the folklore surrounding doppelgängers.


Aronofsky cites Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Double as another inspiration for the film. The director also considered Black Swan a companion piece to his 2008 film The Wrestler, with both films involving demanding performances for different kinds of art. He and Portman first discussed the project in 2000, and after a brief attachment to Universal Studios, Black Swan was produced in New York City in 2009 by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Portman and Kunis trained in ballet for several months before filming began.

Captive State (2019) Review


Captive State is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Rupert Wyatt and co-written by Wyatt and Erica Beeney.


The film stars John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Colson Baker, and Vera Farmiga, and follows a young man who participates in a conspiracy to rebel against an alien race that has invaded Earth and forced strict martial law on all humans.


It was released in the United States on March 15, 2019, by Focus Features.


It received mixed reviews from critics and was a box-office bomb, grossing just $8 million against its $25 million budget.

Lavender (2016) Review


Lavender is a 2016 American-Canadian drama film directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly and written by Colin Frizzell and Ed Gass-Donnelly.


The film stars Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney, Justin Long, Diego Klattenhoff, Peyton Kennedy and Lola Flanery.


The film was released on DirecTV on February 3, 2017, before being released on VOD and in theaters on March 3, 2017, by Samuel Goldwyn Films.


In 1985, police officers tell Patrick that something has happened to his brother and his family.


Jane, a blood-covered teenager, is found by police. Lavender Blue plays in the background. Jane is raised by a foster family and has no memory of her family or the tragedy.

Leap Year (2010) Review


Leap Year is a 2010 romantic comedy road film directed by Anand Tucker and written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan. Loosely based on I Know Where I'm Going!, the film stars Amy Adams and Matthew Goode.


The film follows a real estate worker who heads to Ireland to ask her boyfriend to accept her wedding proposal on leap day, when tradition supposedly holds that men cannot refuse a woman's proposal for marriage.


Her plans are interrupted by a series of events and are further complicated when she hires an Irish innkeeper to take her to her boyfriend in Dublin.


Principal photography took place in County Wicklow, Dublin, County Mayo, and County Galway, with filming taking place in and around the Aran Islands, Connemara, Temple Bar, Georgian Dublin, Wicklow National Park, and Olaf Street, Waterford.


Leap Year premiered in New York City on January 6, 2010 and was released theatrically on January 8, 2010, by Universal Pictures in the United States and on February 28 by Optimum Releasing in Ireland.


The film received mostly negative reviews from critics, with many criticising the film’s pacing, plot and limited chemistry between Adams and Goode.