Nobody can do debauchery better than Sasha Baron Cohen and Larry duo,not even Scorcese.Based on a true story of Jordon Belford’s highflying debauch lifestyle.Leonardo di caprio does a stupendous performance yet again.However the entire movie is over the top for Scorscese style of making.It’s like watching P***n with oscar winning team of actors and director.Somewhere down the line,the movie loses its essence making the very act more prominent than the content.The end is quite abrupt as if they just wanted to wind it up quickly.Matthew McConaughey is made to look like a junkie,almost unrecognisable.A bad apple,a sleazy mentor who soils his head in the beginning.Mentors are important in our live,arent they?They do lay the foundations of who we can be.Following his footsteps,of getting s** out of the way to focus on work made him a s** addict and a junkie eventually.A good man with a happy family turns into a manwh*** .The sleazy in Hangover and Sasha’s patented or even Adam Sandler movies is rib-tickling,something you’d look forward to inspite of the extremity.This movie however is a huge disappointment regardless of its success.The hallmark of dumbness is when Leonardo discusses with his father how he is excited about shaved p*****.I mean seariously,these guys never grew up beyond 8th grade.The movie exemplifies desperation,and all the skanky things you could think of.There are no strong quotes you could quote,like the ones you had in The Departed or Goodfellas or Hannibal.Theres no brillance anywhere,nor is there any strength to characterization regardless of the theme.You would expect these from a scorcese movie.The movie is a dream every man secretly wants to live by.
Theres a thing or two you about the character of Belford in the movie;loyalty means nothing to promiscuous men.Whether you are full of honesty and integrity or you are super hot,it doesnt mean anything to them.They need no excuse to philander and they shall stay the same forever,its in their DNA.Its charming how even the most sensible could folly by their feigned charm.The graphic content is a measure of how far has entertainment gone in the name of moviemaking.Nothing seems to require a censor and the feel of the movie too amateriush for Scorsece style of making.You could only watch it for Leonardo’s performance,its certainly more brilliant than his bare b***.
Relationships can go through variety of abuse and wear and tear.Safe Haven based on the novel by same name is an intriguing love story about Katie played by Julianne Hough who is seen absconding with a knife,chopped and bleached hair.She finally arrives in a town where nobody knows her and finds her safe haven with Josh Duhamel aka Alex.He instantly starts liking Katie and is unaware of her dreary past.In the course of the story he sees her most wanted pic posted all over the town and is hurt until he sees the violent abuse she has been through in her previous marriage.Her escape from the pangs of disappointed faith throws her in the arms of Alex who has a pretty daughter and a simple life.
The movie goes through a gripping pace.Love stories are watchable when they are intriguing and have that element of mixed emotions and fascinating mystery and relevant chaos and conflicts.Every relation is different and what matters is finding someone who can see through your chaos and still find you amazing.This is in contrast to all those light-hearted chic flicks and probably that what makes it more watchable.The movie is a mixed genre.It has an element of eerie when Alex’s first wife’s ghost interacts with Katie and the mystery is unveiled only in the end.A very beautifully carved movie even if you dont like chic flick,this will be worth a watch.No gooey nonsense just start from the heart!
Jo: To the woman my husband loves. If you’re reading this, then it must be true, he loves you without a shadow of a doubt or else he wouldn’t have given this to you. I can only hope that you feel the same way about him that he does about you. I wanted to write this letter because I wanted you to know one very important thing; I’m so glad he’s found you. I only wish I could be there some how to met you, and maybe in some ways I am. Outside of my husband and my two beautiful children, you are the most important person in the world to me because I am gone and they are yours now. You need to take care of them; make them laugh, hold them when they cry, stand up for them, and teach them wrong from right. The thought of you it gives me hope; hope that Alex remembers what it feels like to be young and in love, hope that josh finds someone to fish with again, hope that Lexie has someone to help her on her wedding day. I hope that one day my family will be whole again. And most of all hope that somehow I’m there with all of you, watching over all of you.
Jo: The good thing Katie, is that life is full of second chances.
Psychic spies in U.S Military program funded by goverment -who would think you could riddl and humour that!A bored and jilted boston reporter in the quest for finding his guts back after a broken marriage,wants to find a mission for himself.A mission that gives him a sense of satisfaction and prove his mettle.basically a pansy who imagines to do something fansy that he could brag about later.Ewan McGregor ,plays this fainthearted reporter ,Bob Wilton who goes to Iraq to cover the war.He meets George Cloony aka Lyn Cassady,a psychic spie in one of the undisclosed groups of u.s military.An expert in remote viewing.
This movie is an amusing satire on the very fancy ideologies of spiritual awakening amongst chaos and war.Even found army men dancing to psychedellic trance holding flowers?or killing a goat just by staring at it?It subtly mocks the very idea of intution,gumption,cosmic happening and sensory nonsense;because in the end ,these folks with supernatural sensory powers end up working for the mean,callous guy ,kevin spacy who was considered to be a black sheep in their surreal military program.Its a brilliant movie with a potent message and comical sarcasm;nothing rib-tickling but you’ll know it when you watch it how they rip apart the very perception of intution and enlightenment in a parctical world.It could be a parody or an intelligent spoof made on many films like silence of the lambs,etc.
Bob Wilton: So what do you use to remote view?
Lyn Cassady: I drink. And I find classic rock helps.
Bob Wilton: Any music in particular?
Lyn Cassady: Boston. Boston usually works.
General Brown: So they started doing psy-research because they thought we were doing psy-research, when in fact we weren’t doing psy-research?
Brigadier General Dean Hopgood: Yes sir. But now that they *are* doing psy-research, we’re gonna have to do psy-research, sir.
Brigadier General Dean Hopgood: We can’t afford to have the Russian’s leading the field in the paranormal.
Mr.chows opening scene of prison break per se adds to the hilarity.The missing don and his alliance with Alan again sets the moot point where the chaos starts again.Like they said,this time its no wedding or bachelor party but still when they are on the road all bets are off.The finale of the Hangover 3 is sure going to linger a little longer for its originative and buffonish humour of Alan and his antiques.The only sad point is showing lancinating animals and humouring it.
This time this bit is as refreshing as the first part though there are a few denotation of Las Vegas and Heather Graham as the first part,it all connects well.Though Alan plays a major role in this part,while Stu and Phil play along.Again Doug(Justin Bartha) seems to be the favourite with the kidnappers.Its funny he’s not a victim of stockholm syndrome by this time.His role however is very short and he hardly has any dialougues.The wolf pack ends with this series of madness and you’ll know why when you see how Alan finally finds his soulmate in trashy Pawn Shop clerk Melissa McCarthy.The hallmark as usual is Alan and Mr.Chow whose unusal friendship has usually lead to chaos and killing.Story is original and not one bit repetitive like the second part.There’s no smoking pot and drinking debauchary.The film ends abruptly with Alan’s risque humour and him all dressed up in a groom’s wedding suit.
Hangover3 is very distinctive from the first two and yet retains their signature style of crazy risqe humour and spontenity.Much better than Hangover2.When the 42 year old child Alan fnally grows into a man!
Aashiqui2 is a soulfully mushy movie that can melt your heart with sufi treatment and Bhatt’s signature style of movie making.Mohit Suri has a gift of portraying myarid of emotions through his movies.Aditya Roy Kapur aka Rahul is a maniac bipolar depressant who exactly displays the traits of a chronic depressant.Who at a subconscious level has something unresolved that he’s not even willing to figure out until he meets Aarohi.Though some of the dialouges are hackneyed,you’ll be ready to ignore them all to be soaked in the beauty of innocene of love limned.Maniac depressants have hyper mood swings.Sometimes even true,sincere love might just not be enough to resolve something that so deeply settled inside that pain pe se becomes a comforting company for a lifetime and beyond life.
Not the regular run of the mill story.Auidence might not be able to understand his sudden urge to giveup on life.These folks are unpredictable.You never know what might just trigger them to take an extreme step.I’m glad there’s a realistic approach to the story instead of happy ending.Cause thats how the relation with a manic depressant ends,it ends!
Music is addictive,yet another signature style of Bhatts.They make evergreen music for their movies.Even a metalhead like me finds it addictive,esp the ‘tum hi ho’ number.
Aditya roy Kapur’s acting is stupendous for a debutant main lead and very very convincing , distinctive and original.On the contrary Shraddha Kapoor though shares a wonderful on-screen chemistry with Aditya Roy Kapoor,her acting still needs a major polishing.
That said..Its a more than one time watch kind of a movie.Esp again sensuality and erotica which is also Bhatt’s signature style is pleasantly missing.Its good to see movies can still have the emotional stamina and will to believe to contour pristine quality of love.
Mahesh Bhat’s-Mohit Suri has always produced wonderful cinematic works.Aashiqui being an evergreen classic masterpiece then and now and so is Aashiqui2 with semi-modern approach.
Tum hi ho
An American drama/hood biopic based on the autobiography My Posse dont do homework by ex-marine, LouAane Johnson who took a temporary job at a school in California to teach ghetto-hispanic kids.Michelle Peiffer struggles to connect with the poor-destitute hispanic kids who are intrinsically rebellious and appear dangerous and uncouth as a result of harbouring prolonged disdain from the society.She breaks the conventional rules of teaching in order to get their attention by using karate and bob dylan lyrics to teach them importance of poetry and education.
The movie very clearly throws light on deeper emotions and dashing hopes of these kids who are born in a certain part of the inner city and are conditioned to be trigger-happy for the sake of survival.Their improvished living conditions and mental-make up of the world as a whole had made them reluctant to think of the possibilities to make their lives better and respectable until LouAnne Johnson(Peiffer) inspires them and fights for their betterment.The teacher-student bond is usually special if you find a real mentor who can understand your ifs and buts and guide you and connect with you in a way that can help you better yourself regardless of the odds.This movie can surprise you and make you think about how emotions can set off different reactions and condition our behaviour for better or for worst.
Memorable Movie Quotes:
Emilio Ramirez: What, are you gonna give me some advice? Just say no? Well, forget it! How the fuck are you gonna save me from my life, huh?
Louanne: What should i tell them? If they dont want to die remember to knock?
An average script with an above average treatment.If you have already read a bit,you might presume about the content that combines lamenting,streetwalkers and paranormal dips until you watch the movie.Kadgi has made every moment gripping and episodic.
The film also manifests automatic writing which is a spiritual practice not wellknown in the eastern/asian part of the globe.What is dissapointing is, when a script just skims through the themes of parapsychology and psychography,its eerie impact is lost.Spirituality, paranormal disciplines that are deeper in their aspect cannot be solicited in little quarters of a multi-themed movie as its transmundane insight is cast off.
Kareena Kapoor aka Rosie,as a floozie,does justice to her performance.The anatomy of the film are its crew and with their remarkable performances make a cheesy script,intriguing.A story that revolves around city’s shady places,involving vices and crimes of libidinous nature, would otherwise form the basis of a c-grade bollywood script.But not if you have the likes of Aamir Khan and Reema Khadgi to polish the nuiances envisaging dogmas amidst the web of forbidden ties.
If you happen to watch the movie after reading reviews and the plot,they still fail to be your spoilers for those chilling moments in the movie.Thats the beauty of Khadgi’s direction.A wonderful,matured formulation of how a broken marriage,lament of a lost child can be transform believes,creeds in a seedy hotel in one night.The plot truly sticks to its tag-’The answer lies within.’Not the same run of the mill treatment you’d expect for a plot that involves a disturbed police officer,a broken marriage,depressed wife and a streetwalker.