The LEGO Movie is an amazing movie. Chris Miller and Phil Lord directed animation makes a beloved toy to transform into a colorful, ideal and surreal song-filled fantasia. The best about it is that it has Batman on it.
Voiced by Will Arnett (Arrested Development), channeling a little bit of Christian Bale’s gravelly gravitas, the Dark Knight ripped on the gloomy uber-hero persona with chutzpah. With this Gotham’s gets his own LEGO movie. The movie is about the top-selling toy which is a tie in a might sound.
Miller and Lord fully embroiled the shooting of Star Wars young Han Solo spin-off movie. The LEGO movie is so much for a Batman flick. So, you must not expect about a cameo from Benny the Spaceman, Emmet, or Princess Unikitty. The setting is a LEGO-built Gotham, and Arnett’s Caped Crusader follows the mythology of Batman. The alter ego of the billionaire Bruce Wayne, the crime-fighting vigilante, oversees operations from Batcave with his butler Alfred Pennyworth (voiced by Ralph Fiennes) for the company.
Sitting alone in the home, the superhero enjoys lovely long Dark Nights of the soul while eating microwaved lobster Thermidor and watching a Jerry Maguire in his home cinema. During the ‘you complete me’ scene, he laughs, and the Bat needs someone to love.
Commissioner Gordon’s daughter Barbara (Rosario Dawson) is in charge and said that Batman’s vigilante antics had not lowered the crime rate entirely at Gotham. Moreover, the Caped Crusader became more redundant as the Joker cooks up a sneaky plot. Meanwhile, as Batman is moping around, he doesn’t recognize the arrival of Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), a young orphan in his life.
The movie can give you a feeling of themes with family, a sense of belonging, and togetherness.
Denzel Washington’s slow burn 2014 thriller of the classic 80s show The Equalizer is one of the most anticipated sequels in the movie industry. It is the best movie for those who admire Washington’s getting-his-hands-dirty vigilante justice routine.
In the first Equalizer, the sequel paves way internationally and sprinkles Eurotrash flavor. Robert McCall (Washington) stays in the upstate Massachusetts which is an urban apartment complex where he works as Lyft driver to take people to and from their appointments.
McCall uses his CIA training to deal with justice to the people he sees doing the wrong things. He helps the kidnapped children, an abused call-girl, an elderly war survivor, a young black kid (Ashton Sanders) as well as the victims of criminal gangs.
As McCall’s friend and former agency colleague Susan Plummer (Melissa Leo) was killed in Brussels, McCall works with his former partner Dave York (Pedro Pascal) to solve the cases. The case becomes more personal for him.
Denzel is in cruise control in the latest The Equalizer. Antoine Fuqua’s directional choices are truly acceptable. Fuqua’s teaming up with Washington is a huge success. The film will offer an exciting feeling and sense of tension because of Denzel’s caliber of ability.
The opening scene of the film is when Denzel rescues the girl who was kidnapped aboard in a train in Istanbul. Being a badass, Denzel in The Equalizer will portray an action flick, humdrum and routine that gives a sense of urgency.
Washington level ups the outrageous material for the movie. The action sequences of Fuqua provide the audience with mild entertainment. The hand-to-hand combat elements are quick. The stakes matter little, the characters (McCall aside) are generic, and Fuqua’s direction feels like Terence Malick stepped into the helm of peaceful moments. It is one of the swags of like-minded films in the industry.
In 1985, the cinema landscape lost a titan when Orson Welles passed. With his talent, different projects are under development during that time including the unfinished shot of The Other Side of the Wind. The said project stagnates after Welles’ death.
Currently, it is almost 50 years after the cameras begin to roll on the film. Netflix made an effort to get considerable resourced to bring it to fruition. With the use of Welles’ scripts and notes, the hundreds of footage hours are buried in legal vaults. Then, the studio released the final posthumous film of the great director, storyteller, visionary craftsman who may have or have not last surprise to all of us. The Other Side of the Wind is one of the most anticipated films of the people.
A film screening party for the popular Hollywood director (John Huston), the evening dissolves the smattering insults and manifested ego jolts as the reporters, and actors congregate to witness the rebirth of JJ Hannaford’s waning career.
Intermixed within the film proper is the film-within-a-film screening wherein a variously covered and nude woman Oja Kodar seduces a similar clad or nude man Bob Random as well as cavort in different studio backdrop locations. It was the movie that Hannaford is expecting to resurrect his career.
The Other Side of the Wind is a frustratingly and discombobulating esoteric relationship without a shred of redemptive narrative urgency. Welles ’unfinished film must remain exactly. The movie’s reputed autobiographical tones are fixated on the Huston’s aging Hollywood stalwart at the expense of everything else.
The concept of the movie defined as jiggly documentary cameras that follow Hannaford and his moving roadshow from a private screening room, swanky mansion, highways of California, fly on the wall and more. The pornographic focus of Oja Kodar for no apparent purpose makes this film not highly recommended.
The British superstar Queen, a rock royalty was mildly dismissed due to various critics and record producers. However, they rose to the top and culminated a legendary performance for Live Aid to raise money for Africa’s starving children in mid-1980s.
Queen, which is spearheaded by charismatic vocal Freddie Mercury, provided us radio and stadium anthems including ‘Radio Gaga,’ ‘We Will Rock You,’ ‘We Are The Champions,’ and their titular ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ The Bohemian Rhapsody is a quasi-operatic ballad which transformed the group and became a symbol of their status in the music industry.
Bryan Singers’ Bohemian Rhapsody is a film mired in production woes. It also features Mercury’s controversial life and history of Queen’s successes. It also provides a swaggering love letter to the legendary group that you will love. Way back in the 1970s, a struggling English band Smile is followed by a prodigious musical talent Farrokh Bulsara (Rami Malek), who sing for them when the original lead singer quits. Spearheaded by Freddie Mercury, the band is composed of lead guitarist Brian May (Gwylim Lee- The Tourist), bass guitarist John Deacon (Joseph Mazello- The Pacific) and drummer Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy- X-men: Apocalypse). They become a successful brand as Queen.
John Reid (Aidan Gillen-Game of Thrones), their agent and lawyer Jim Beech (Tom Hollander-Pirates of the Caribbean) take the band to the America tour where their debut album becomes a great hit. As the band’s success rise, Freddie’s eccentric attitude causes friction, and his relationship with his girlfriend Mary (Lucy Boynton – Sing Street, Apostle) sours.
The movie Bohemian Rhapsody is like a stadium concert. The remaining members of Queen produced the Bohemian Rhapsody. It is also done for Freddie’s AIDS diagnosis which culminates in the iconic Live Aid performance in 1985 at Wembley Stadium. The movie will delight the hardcore fans of the band.
The Halloween 2018 evolves on Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, the Badass girl. Laurie has been waiting about 40 years to kill Michael Myers, her tormentor. Laurie suffers a lot from Michael since she was a teenager. Thus, the cruel man upset her life forever and tries to damage her family and her future.
Halloween is not just a story of a 40-year old grudge game. It is also about the general damage that Michael’s violence brought upon visiting Laurie’s daughter Karen (Judy Greer) as well as granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).
David Gordon Green writes the movie with his co-writers, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride (Vice Principals). They pay attention to the original version in 1978 and resurface the lessons that other sequels lost. Halloween 2018 is not about deconstruction, but a slasher movie down for its knife-scraped bones. The body count is high as the knives poke out the other side when Michael stabs his way in Haddonfield, Illinois.
Michael is constant and deliberate in the latest Halloween compared to the inferior sequels. Like the original, Halloween also portrays a dangerous teenage life due to the social separation of high schoolers with adult life. The Halloween 2018 also emphasizes Allyson’s high school drama and the end of Laurie’s long-decades ceasefire with Michael.
Halloween is considered as one of 2018’s best horror movies. It is surprisingly funny and feels more episodic compared to the original. Laurie and Michael’s fist-clenching face-off overshadow the plot of the story. It is a remarkable showdown that has a sustained tension and restraint. It is a face-off that Laurie and Michael deserve after 40 years. It takes a breather and requires a character decision which many will loathe. This Halloween will remind us that Michael is the original and best Boogeyman.