10,000 BC (2008) Review

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.
The Next Three Days (2010) Review

The Next Three Days (2010) Review


The Next Three Days is a 2010 American thriller film written and directed by Paul Haggis and starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks.
It was released in the United States on November 19, 2010, and was filmed on location in Pittsburgh. It is a remake of the 2008 French film Pour elle (Anything for Her) by Fred Cavayé and Guillaume Lemans.
Lara Brennan is wrongly convicted of murdering her boss and is sentenced to life in prison. Her young son Luke ceases to acknowledge her during prison visits. Following the failure of her appeal, her attorney balks at taking further action. Lara attempts suicide and her husband John becomes obsessed with breaking her out of prison.
John consults Damon Pennington, a former inmate who wrote a book on escaping from prison. Pennington tells John to ask himself if he can "be that guy" who knocks over an old lady or shoots a cop if it's the difference between escape and a life in jail.
Following Damon's advice, John prepares to break his wife out. He studies escape routes and prison routines and buys a handgun. Struggling to obtain fake IDs, he loses much of his money. He sells his furniture and belongings. John is almost caught testing a bump key inside Lara's current jail.
When John learns that Lara will be transferred in three days to a distant prison facility, he is forced to make an emergency plan. Unable to sell his house in time, he considers robbing a bank but hesitates at the last minute.
Desperate at his wife's failing mental health, John tails a local drug dealer to a meth lab and robs it of cash, killing two thugs who had beaten and robbed him.
Jobs (2013) Review

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.
127 Hours (2010) Review

127 Hours (2010) Review


127 Hours is a 2010 British-American biographical survival drama film co-written, produced and directed by Danny Boyle. The film stars James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn and Clémence Poésy.
In the film, canyoneer Aron Ralston must find a way to escape after he gets trapped by a boulder in an isolated slot canyon in Bluejohn Canyon, southeastern Utah, in April 2003. It is a British and American venture produced by Pathé, Everest Entertainment, Film4 Productions, HandMade Films and Cloud Eight Films.
The film, based on Ralston's memoir Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2004), was written by Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, co-produced by Christian Colson and John Smithson, and scored by A. R. Rahman. Beaufoy, Colson, and Rahman had all previously worked with Boyle on Slumdog Millionaire (2008).
127 Hours was well received by critics and audiences and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Franco and Best Picture.
The film's title refers to the period of non-stop activity from when Ralston awoke on the day of his accident to when he was put under anesthesia during his rescue.
Robin Hood (2010) Review

Robin Hood (2010) Review


Robin Hood is a 2010 action-adventure film based on the Robin Hood legend, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins, and Max von Sydow.
Development first began on the project in January 2007 with Universal Pictures' purchase of a spec script by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris which would see the film focus on a more prominent and sympathetic Sheriff of Nottingham.
Casting Crowe in the title role, with Ridley Scott hired to direct later that same year. Rewrites would delay the film throughout 2008, with Brian Helgeland hired to rewrite the screenplay, which saw a refocus of the story to be about Robin Hood once again, abandoning the Nottingham angle entirely. Filming would commence in March 2009 throughout England and Wales.
Robin Hood held its world premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival the same day as its United Kingdom and Ireland releases. It was then released on 14 May 2010 in North America. The film received mixed reviews and grossed $321.7 million worldwide.
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016) Review

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016) Review


Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (transl. 16 extremes), also known as D-16, is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Karthick Naren, and starring Rahman.
Featuring a predominantly new cast and crew, the film went on to gain positive reviews from film critics as well becoming a sleeper hit.[2][3] The film completed its 100 days on April 6, 2017. The film was remade in Kannada as Aa Drushya (2019) starring V. Ravichandran.
The story begins with Deepak narrating the story of one of his cases that occurred during his service as a police officer in Coimbatore. Deepak narrates the story to a man who is the son of another police officer who has come for taking career advice from him. Then Deepak starts the story. Three young men (named Fabian, Mano and Melvin) hit a man with the car they were driving on a rainy day in a neighbourhood.
Afraid that they might get caught, they carry the body to their home. Deepak continues the story from his perspective. He comes to his office in the morning and his sub-ordinate officer informs him about a suicide of a person named Krish that has happened in the area and hands over the license of that person. The informer, who is a newspaper boy is called in to give his information. On his way out, the newspaper boy sees the car from the crime scene and shouts out to police. They ignore him.
Deepak visits the crime scene and meets the new police officer, Gautham. Gautham follows his instinct and mentions about the those young men. They go to investigate them. They act suspicious. After finding nothing, they return to the office. While on their way, they get a call informing them of another incident. They go there to find that, Shruti is missing with blood stains on her bedroom. Her friend Vaishnavi was the one to identify this.
Later Deepak gets a call saying that Shruti, previous day evening had written a complained against a person Mano. He recognizes the name as that of one of the young men and interrogates them. They tell of the incident that happened 10 days prior to missing of Shruti. The incident was - she unknowingly overspeeds and nearly hits them. The three young men also confess that after the incident, they have not met her. On further investigation in Shruti's apartment, it is revealed that the blood group is B+ which matches with Krish.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (2012) Review

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.