Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Review

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American dim dream activity blood and gore movie coordinated by Timur Bekmambetov, in light of the 2010 mashup novel of a similar name. The tale's creator, Seth Grahame-Smith, composed the screenplay and filled in as a chief maker.


Benjamin Walker stars as the title character with supporting functions by Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, and Marton Csokas. The genuine figure Abraham Lincoln, the leader of the United States from 1861 until 1865, is depicted in the novel and the film as having a mystery way of life as a vampire tracker.


The film was delivered by Tim Burton, Bekmambetov, and Jim Lemley, with Simon Kinberg as a chief maker. Recording started in Louisiana in March 2011 and the film was delivered in Real D 3D on June 20, 2012 in the United Kingdom and June 22, 2012 in the United States.


The film got blended audits, with pundits applauding the visual style, activity groupings, innovation, Walker's exhibition and Henry Jackman's melodic score, however analysis was focused on its screenplay, the excessively genuine and conflicting tone, abuse of CGI, and pacing.

Jobs (2013) Review


Jobs is a 2013 American biographical drama film based on the life of Steve Jobs, from 1974 while a student at Reed College to the introduction of the iPod in 2001. It is directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matt Whiteley, and produced by Stern and Mark Hulme. Steve Jobs is portrayed by Ashton Kutcher, with Josh Gad as Apple Computer's co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jobs was chosen to close the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
The film opens in 2001 with a middle-aged Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) introducing the iPod at an Apple Town Hall meeting.
The story flashes back to Reed College in 1974. The high tuition forces Jobs to drop out, but Dean Jack Dudman (James Woods) allows him to sit in on classes. Jobs is particularly interested in a calligraphy course.
Jobs meets up with his friend Daniel Kottke (Lukas Haas), who is excited to see Jobs with a copy of Be Here Now by Baba Ram Dass. Influenced by this book and his experiences with LSD, Jobs and Kottke spend time in India.
Two years later, Jobs is back in Los Altos, California, living with his adoptive parents Paul (John Getz) and Clara (Lesley Ann Warren). While working for Atari as a video game developer, Jobs develops a partnership with his friend Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad).
Jobs is encharged by company President Nolan Bushnell to develop an arcade video game (Breakout), which he ends up having Wozniak build in his place. He also inequitably distributes the salary for the game development between Wozniak and himself.

Divergent (2014) Review


Divergent is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series and was produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shahbazian, and Douglas Wick, with a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor.
It stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet.
The story takes place in a dystopian and post-apocalyptic Chicago where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Beatrice Prior is warned that she is Divergent and thus will never fit into any one of the factions. She soon learns that a sinister plot is brewing in the seemingly perfect society.
Development of Divergent began in March 2011 when Summit Entertainment picked up the film rights to the novel with Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher's production company Red Wagon Entertainment. Principal photography began April 16, 2013, and concluded on July 16, 2013, with reshoots taking place from January 24–26, 2014. Production mostly took place in Chicago.
Divergent was released on March 21, 2014, in the United States. The film received mixed reviews: although its action sequences and performances, notably Woodley's, were praised, critics deemed its execution and handling of its themes to be generic and unoriginal, and compared it unfavorably to other young adult fiction adaptations. The film grossed $288 million worldwide against its budget of $85 million. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 5, 2014.
A sequel, Insurgent, was released on March 20, 2015, in the United States and other countries.

Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) Review


Mr. Bean's Holiday is a 2007 comedy film based on the British television series Mr. Bean, as well as a standalone sequel to 1997's Bean. Directed by Steve Bendelack and written for the screen by Hamish McColl and Robin Driscoll (a writer on the TV series), from a story by Simon McBurney, it is a British-American venture produced by StudioCanal, Working Title Films and Tiger Aspect Films, and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film stars Rowan Atkinson in the title role, with Max Baldry, Emma de Caunes, Willem Dafoe and Karel Roden in supporting roles.
Mr. Bean's Holiday was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 30 March 2007 and in the United States on 24 August 2007, to mixed reviews from critics but box office success, grossing $229.7 million worldwide against a $25 million budget.
In a raffle, Mr. Bean wins a holiday by train to Cannes, a video camera, and €200. Before catching his train, Bean causes chaos while sampling French seafood cuisine in a Paris restaurant.
On the platform at Gare de Lyon, Bean asks Russian movie director Emil Duchevsky to film him boarding the train using his new video camera. Bean keeps asking for retakes, until the train leaves with Bean and Duchevsky's son Stepan on the train and Duchevsky left behind.
Bean and Stepan get off at the next station. When Duchevsky's train passes through the station without stopping, he holds up a mobile phone number but inadvertently obscures the last two digits. Attempts to call the number are fruitless. They board the next train but Bean has left his wallet, passport, and ticket in the telephone booth and they are thrown off the train.
Bean busks as a mime and buys the pair bus tickets to Cannes. Bean manages to lose both his ticket and Stepan so he sets out walking and hitchhiking.

Eagle Eye (2008) Review


Eagle Eye is a 2008 American espionage action-thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso, written by John Glenn, Travis Adam Wright, Hillary Seitz, and Dan McDermott and stars Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, and Billy Bob Thornton.
The plot follows two strangers who must go on the run together after receiving a mysterious phone call from an unknown woman who is using information and communications technology to track them.
The film was released in traditional theaters and IMAX theaters on September 26, 2008 and grossed $178 million worldwide.
In January 2009, Stanford University dropout Jerry Shaw learns that his identical twin brother Ethan, an officer in the U.S. Air Force, has been killed.
Following the funeral, Jerry is surprised to find $750,000 in his bank account and his apartment filled with illicit items. He receives a phone call from a woman who warns that the FBI is about to arrest him and he needs to run. Jerry is caught by the FBI and interrogated by Supervising Agent Tom Morgan.

A Death in the Gunj (2016) Review


A Death In The Gunj is a 2016 Indian drama film written and directed by Konkona Sen Sharma. It features an ensemble cast of Vikrant Massey, Tillotama Shome, Om Puri, Tanuja, Gulshan Devaiah, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh and Ranvir Shorey.
Produced by Ashish Bhatnagar, Vijay Kumar Swami, Raagii Bhatnagar, Abhishek Chaubey, and Honey Trehan under the banners of Studioz IDrream and MacGuffin Pictures, it is Sen Sharma's directorial debut feature. Principal photography began in February 2016 and was completed in March 2016 after a six-week shoot.
The film released on 2 June 2017 and received eight nominations at the 63rd Filmfare Awards, including Best Film (Critics), Best Actor (Critics) for Massey, Best Supporting Actress for Tillotama Shome and won Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director for Konkona Sen Sharma.
In McCluskieganj, an old Anglo-Indian town in 1979, three men, Nandu, Shutu and Brian, stare at a dead body inside the trunk of their car. They discuss what to do with it. They then drive away from front of a morgue.The film then flashes back to one week earlier.
Nandu, his wife, Bonnie, their daughter, Tani, Bonnie's friend, Mimi, and his cousin, Shyamal "Shutu," arrive at Nandu's parents' house in McCluskiegunj from Calcutta. Later, Nandu's friends, Vikram and Brian, arrive. Shutu, who the movie focuses on, is shown to be extremely sensitive and gentle, which often makes him the butt of the jokes and pranks played by his family and friends. He just failed his exams and misses his father greatly, who has recently died. His closest companion in the family is Tani.

10,000 BC (2008) Review


10,000 BC is a 2008 American epic action-adventure film directed by Roland Emmerich, starring Steven Strait and Camilla Belle. The film is set in the prehistoric era and depicts the journeys of a prehistoric tribe of mammoth hunters.
The world premiere was held on February 10, 2008 at Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
The film was a box office hit, but consistently regarded by professional critics as Emmerich's worst film, as well as one of the worst films of the year.
Circa 10,000 BC, a hunter-gatherer tribe called the Yagahl live in the Caucasus Mountains and survive by hunting woolly mammoths. The tribe is led by a hunter who has killed a mammoth single-handedly and earned the White Spear, and venerate Old Mother, an elderly woman with shamanistic powers.
The mammoths begin to dwindle, and the village chief finds a young girl named Evolet who survived a massacre of her village, perpetrated by what Old Mother calls "four-legged demons" who will come when "the Yagahl go on their last hunt". She prophesies that whoever kills the leader of the "demons" will win both Evolet and the White Spear, becoming the next village chief. The tribe believe that the "demons" are mammoths, whose return will save them from starvation.
The chief does not believe the prophecy and leaves to find the mammoths. He entrusts the White Spear, his son D'Leh, and the true purpose of his quest to his friend Tic'Tic. The rest of the tribe, including D'Leh's rival Ka'Ren, believe that D'Leh's father was a coward and fled. Over time, D'Leh and Evolet fall in love.