Archive for the ‘Must Watch Lists’ Category

This is the list YOU should follow, where latest films are not bogged down by silly trailers and downright dubious marketing techniques.

Each film on this list has been watched, calculated and processed by a film snob’s brain. Your disagreeable comments are welcome.

This list is the truth. I do not pity poor cinema.

  • The Tree Of Life
The Tree of Life is seen by many as an overt expedition into surrealism and experimental cinema. Written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Brad Pitt and and Sean Penn, this film is too heady for some. If you’re in the mood for something different, give The Tree of Life a go. This film does not sit well with everyone, but for some, it is a life changing experience. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and has garnered critical acclaim for its’ experimental approach to cinema. Even if the film does not agree with you, it is on this list due to its’ controversial subject matter, surrealist approach and non linear narrative.
  • Rise of the Planet of The Apes
This film breathes new life into the Planet of the Apes franchise. It is universally acclaimed by critics and currently holds an 82% FRESH rating on www.rottentomatoes.com. It stars the spectacular James Franco, Frieda Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and John Lithgow and is directed by Rupert Wyatt (Sundance Film Festival Debut of The Escapist). The fresh approach to the already drought ridden story has given this popular franchise a chance to breathe again.
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LAME ASS FILMS! AVOID THESE LIKE THE PLAGUE!
  • The Eagle
It sounds like good casting, Channing Tatum (Dear John) and Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot). The film feels properly executed and big budget. It ticks all the right boxes, but it somehow lacks two very special factors, acting ability and plot. Avoid this film at all costs, save your money and rather rent/buy the colourful Rio.
  • Hereafter
Hereafter’s problems are few and far between, but the problems found are so gigantically irking that the film completely falls flat. Clint Eastwood directing, Matt Damon starring, this three story interweaving basket of melodrama tries too hard to be something it’s not. It reeks of dramatics, poorly executed narrative and the off putting acting by Matt Damon. This film is not terrible, but it is not spectacular either. The narrative is slow, syrupy and seeps into the different sub-plots without any real impact. The opening act of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami is quite disturbing. 

Do you agree with our lists? Only two this week being a must-see as most of the films currently on the DVD/Cinema circuit are not the best of the best. 

Must Watch List of the Week

Posted: August 11, 2011 in Must Watch Lists

This is the list YOU should follow, where latest films are not bogged down by silly trailers and downright dubious marketing techniques.

Each film on this list has been watched, calculated and processed by a film snob’s brain. Your disagreeable comments are welcome.
This list is the truth. I do not pity poor cinema.
In no particular order:
– Scream 4                                                              
If you liked the first, you’ll love the fourth. It is a decade since Wes Craven’s foray into the Scream franchise. Wes decided to reboot the franchise and give it a whole new look after the previous forays into the trilogy, with Scream 2 and 3 being less than stellar.
Must see moment: Kirby Reed’s (Hayden Pannetiere) hairdo.
– Battle L.A.
  
Many a bastard would disagree with me on this film. Super snobs from the foreign film world will most probably treat me like a sell-out. I don’t care. Battle Los Angeles is a really, REALLY fun movie! It is popcorn-candyfloss-fun from beginning to end. If you’re looking for a night in, watching something mindless, rent Battle Los Angeles. It is a great bit of super packed action! Plus, it is much better than that whore-ish rut of a film called Skyline.
Must see moment: Aliens… Aliens… Aliens…
– The Concert  
For the more refined viewer, The Concert is a must see. A French/Russian colab, directed beautifully by the wonderful Radu Mihaileanu and a plot which will make you want to drink your own tears just to stop crying. The Concert is one of those rare, finer, more emotional films which hits exactly the right spots.
Must see moment: The Communists hiring people for their political meeting
(Special Recognition) – Plata Quemada
         
Not a latest release, but not many people have heard about this heart wrenching gay interest film. Brokeback Mountain has NOTHING against the exhilaration and emotional depth of this cinematic masterpiece. Nene and Angel. The Twins. Bank robbers. Lovers. Eroticism. Religious symbolism. Death. A true story which will leave you breathless.
Must see moment: Everything.