If you've read this blog for long enough, you probably would have come across me ranting about Johnny Depp's falling star and declining quality (and often profitability too) of his movies. But I didn't always dislike Johnny Depp. He used to get me excited about his movies, until On Stranger Tides came out and was so clearly a cash grab in which he just phoned in his oddball schtick and exaggerated his Captain Jack Sparrow mannerisms that I started viewing him with a prejudiced eye. (It didn't help that I am still SHOCKED to this day that Alice in Wonderland, another movie I dislike immensely, earned a billion, undeserving, dollars.)
If The Martian was the optimistic, feel-good movie of the year celebrating the tenacity of mankind, Everest is the exact opposite, showing that the elements do what they want, no matter what man wills, and woe betide whomsoever dareth challenge Nature!
Though 2014 wasn't a remarkable year for Hollywood, 2015 is looking good. Every entertainment website on the internet, whether of note or not, has already listed their most anticipated movies for the year, so I shan't add my voice to the chatter. (I agree with most of them anyway. Besides, if you read my blog often enough, you already know what film I want to watch the most this year.)
Summer is over and fall is here, which means we're starting the awards season part of the year where really really good movies all come…
Some Russians living in the past are planning the collapse of the U.S. economy, and it's up to a brilliant CIA analyst to stop them. If this plot sounds familiar, it's because every other action movie ever made, save those about unstoppable vehicles or sci-fi elements (and sometimes not even then), has it, give or take a few minor changes: the nationality of the villains, the "thing" they want to collapse, the government organisation of the hero's vocation.
Can't believe it's been eight years since Pride & Prejudice with Kiera Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen was released! Here's a short review of my second impressions of it.