Going To The Theatre Just Got Easier

A couple of months ago, my sister and I decided to take a little trip down to our local independent cinema to see a movie. We checked the film times online, established what we wanted to see and then made the trip ten minutes down the road to watch the film. However, upon arrival, we discovered that the film we had wanted to see wasn’t showing because the National Theatre were showing in that screen. We did not really think much of it, chose a different film and watched that instead. It was not until about half way through the film, sitting in this tiny cinema screen, with a capacity of only about two hundred, that the idea of the National Theatre Company performing in one of these screens sunk in, or more to the point, how impossible it would be.

Coraline – Henry Selick And The Giant Letdown

Henry Selick, notable director of The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), is hit or miss. With James and the Giant Peach (1996) and the aforementioned Nightmare under his belt, I’m not quite sure where he went wrong. Those two organically energetic and bright films were followed by Monkeybone (2001), and the soulless concoction of Coraline. His heart might have been in the right place, and I’m sure his intention outweighs the validity of the project, but it’s been years since I’ve seen a film so bereft of heart. This is not to imply that heart means something jolly or even fun, but rather a passion for craft, mainly. The film as a whole winds up being depressing, mainly because of this lack, and ugly for a slew of other reasons, and while moments of the film remain frightening, as does the entire idea behind it, there’s something intangible that’s hard to abide.

Game Of Thrones: TV Fantasy for Grown Ups

Warning, spoilers for season 1. HUGE spoilers!!!!! Still there? OK. Well, the first season of HBO’s newest series has just finished. Based on the huge, and still expanding fantasy series from George RR Martin. Set, as most fantasy books seem to be, in a world similar to medieval England. The world has seasons that can last many years and, as the tag-line goes: Winter is coming.

Reviewed: Bridesmaids [2011]

Many people have been describing this as the female version of The Hangover. Those people however forgot to do one tiny thing- watch both films! Yes both films revolve around the preparation for a wedding and contain their fair share of low brow comedy but that is where the similarities end.

My Favourite Bond

I’m not a big fan of the James Bond films. I find them overly cliched, and at the most of times they’re really easy to predict. Many of the films share the same formula, which why I wasn’t surprised when the series was rebooted back in 2006 with Casino Royale. In attempt to see if I could enjoy the Bond films once more, I recently watched Quantum of Solace for the first time.

Are Superhero Films Too Toyetic?

Welcome back. I haven’t posted anything in a while due to work commitments therefore I thought I’d come back with something a little bit different. I want to highlight and discuss the relationship between the current influx of superhero movies and the toy industry. This idea came to me recently when I was browsing through a local toy store and saw a large amount of shelf space devoted to Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger merchandise.

Cat Caught King’s Tongue: A Review of The King’s Speech (2010)

I am not sure how strongly the story of a stammering, early twentieth century Duke of York will appeal to audiences in Dhaka, but The King’s Speech is a must-see for our local moviemakers. Natoks and non-FDC cinema in Bangladesh are usually similar dialogue-driven dramas.

The Baader Meinhof Complex Blu-Ray Review

The Baader Meinhof Complex attempts to chronicle in its 150 minute running time the entire decade which saw the rise and fall of the Red Army Faction (RAF), Germany’s most notorious terrorist group. The film is produced and co-written by Bernd Eichinger whose Constantin Film company was also responsible for the excellent Downfall the study of Hitler’s final days for which he also furnished the screenplay. Director Uli Edel shares the writing credit although the film is based on the book of the same name by the former Der Spiegel editor-in-chief Stefan Aust, first published in 1985…

Dubai Cinemas – Best Way of Entertainment!

Dubai is a beautiful place famous for its scenic attractions as well as mesmerizing skyline. Tourists in large numbers visit Dubai to experience these enthralling sites.

Main Characters of The Lord of the Rings Series

The Lord of the Rings is one of the world’s most popular and well-known high fantasy series, one that has and always will be one of the greatest series in its’ genre for all of time. Over the course of the series several characters are introduced, here are the details about the main characters.

Kung-Fu Panda’s Journey to Inner Peace!

Possibly the most fantastic thing that happened this year. A Panda stole my heart! He’s fun, he’s cute, he’s innocent, he’s unassumingly adorable and boy! is he awesome at some serious ass-kicking Kung Fu!

The Lorax Movie and the Art of Adapting Seuss

Classic children’s books by Dr. Seuss have proven difficult to successfully adapt for the big screen. What elements make for a successful Seuss film? Will the upcoming Lorax movie satisfy fans of the book? There are several indications that it will rise to the occasion.