Blue (2009) Review


Blue is a 2009 Indian Hindi-language action-adventure film co-written and directed by Anthony D'Souza, and produced by Dhilin Mehta under Shree Astavinayak Cine Vision Limited. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Zayed Khan and Lara Dutta in lead roles, whilst Katrina Kaif stars in a cameo appearance.


Kylie Minogue appears in a musical number in the film. Blue was released during Diwali festival on 16 October 2009 and received mixed to positive response from critics. During the time of release, it was the most expensive Indian film, produced with a budget of more than $25 million.


Loosely based on the Hollywood film Into the Blue (2005), Blue failed to recover its high budget from the box office.


In the opening scene shows a famous ship, Lady in Blue, sinking in a storm, and the lone survivor, Captain Jagat Malhotra (Kabir Bedi) emerging alone on the sea shore.


Somewhere in the Bahamas, Aarav Malhotra (Akshay Kumar) runs a successful fishing company called Blue Fisheries. He shares a good bond with Sagar Singh (Sanjay Dutt), who works as a diver for Aarav's fishing company. Sagar is in a relationship with Mahima "Mona" Dutta (Lara Dutta) and plans to marry her.

American Pie (1999) Review

American Pie is a 1999 American sex parody movie coordinated and co-created by Paul Weitz (in his first time at the helm) and composed by Adam Herz. It is the principal film in the American Pie dramatic arrangement and stars an outfit cast that incorporates Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Seann William Scott and Eugene Levy. The plot focuses on five closest companions (Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch, and Stifler) who go to East Great Falls High. Except for Stifler (who has just lost his virginity), the folks make a settlement to lose their virginity before their secondary school graduation.


The title is acquired from the melody of a similar name and alludes to a scene wherein the hero is found jerking off with a pie subsequent to being informed that third base feels like "warm crusty fruit-filled treat". Essayist Adam Herz has expressed that the title likewise alludes to the mission of losing one's virginity in secondary school, which is as "American as crusty fruit-filled treat."


The movie was a film industry hit and brought forth three direct spin-offs: American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003), and American Reunion (2012). Notwithstanding the essential American Pie adventure, there are five direct-to-DVD turn off movies bearing the title American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005), The Naked Mile (2006), Beta House (2007), The Book of Love (2009) and Girls' Rules (2020).


Because of the achievement of American Reunion, a fifth dramatic film, under the working title American Pie 5 was declared on August 4, 2012. In August 2017, Seann William Scott said in a meeting that the fourth film likely had not made enough at the homegrown film industry to warrant another film.

Compliance (2012) Review


Compliance is a 2012 American thriller film written and directed by Craig Zobel, based upon a strip search phone call scam that took place in Mount Washington, Kentucky, in which the caller, posing as a police officer, convinced a restaurant manager to carry out unlawful and intrusive procedures on an employee.


It stars Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, and Bill Camp.


It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2012. It was released on August 17, 2012, by Magnolia Pictures. Dowd's performance as Sandra, the manager, won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Sandra, manager of a ChickWich fast food restaurant, receives a call from someone identifying himself as Officer Daniels. He claims to be in contact with the regional manager about a customer who had money allegedly stolen by an employee that day.


Daniels claims that he is searching the suspect's residence, but will remain on the phone while Sandra detains the employee until the police arrive. Sandra identifies Becky as the suspect based on the description; Daniels confirms the name.


Sandra brings Becky to the restaurant office with another employee, Marti. She denies the theft. At Daniels' behest, Sandra searches Becky's pockets and purse and finds nothing. Telling her that the alternative is to have Becky go to jail, Daniels has her strip-search Becky.


Daniels tells Sandra that he and other officers are searching Becky's home on suspicion that her brother is involved in drugs, and that Becky may be involved. He has Sandra put Becky's clothes into a bag and take it to her car for inspection by the police.

Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai (2014) Review


Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai (transl.Fish is the water's queen) is a 2014 Indian Hindi-language horror film directed by Debaloy Dey.


The film stars Bhanu Uday, Swara Bhaskar, Murli Sharma and Reema Debnath. It released on 13 June 2014. A sequel to the movie is also on cards.


The film opens with Ugr Pratap, the spirit master, hot on the trail of an evil spirit possessing the body of a young village girl. He tracks down the spirit but is not able to subdue it and the girl (under the spirit) plunges to her death and curses Ugr Pratap with the annihilation of his family.


This horrible curse results in the brutal death of Ugr Pratap's innocent family and Ugr Pratap is accused of murdering them. The well meaning psychiatrist Dr Bharadwaj gets the court to send Ugr Pratap to a quiet psychiatric facility rather than the gallows.


Dr Bharadwaj explains that he, too, often encounters paranormal patients who need spiritual rather than psychiatric help and Ugr Pratap is the only person who can help them.


Ayesha and Uday are a happily married couple living in Mumbai. One evening as they are returning from a party they are in a car crash, the other driver is thrown from her vehicle and smashes into their windshield and is killed on the spot. Some weeks later Uday gets a new project to revive a failing factory in Jabalpur (Uday's home town).


Uday is excited to meet his old childhood friends and, more important, hopes that the change of place will help Ayesha recover from the shock from the accident.

The Tourist (2010) Review


The Tourist is a 2010 American romantic thriller film co-written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and starring Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, and Timothy Dalton. It is a remake of the 2005 French film Anthony Zimmer.


GK Films financed and produced the film, with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions releasing it in most countries through Columbia Pictures. The $100 million budget film went on to gross $278 million at the worldwide box office.


Despite negative reception from the critics, the film was nominated for three Golden Globes, with a debate arising over the question as to whether it was a comedy or a drama. Henckel von Donnersmarck repeatedly stated it was neither genre, calling it "a travel romance with thriller elements," but that if he had to choose between the two, he would choose comedy.


A British woman, Elise Clifton-Ward (Angelina Jolie), is being followed through downtown Paris by French police who are working with Scotland Yard under the direction of Inspector John Acheson (Paul Bettany).


Acheson has spent years hunting Alexander Pearce, Elise's lover, who owes £744 million in back taxes, and is believed to have received plastic surgery to alter his appearance. He is also being hunted by Reginald Shaw (Steven Berkoff), a mobster from whom Pearce stole $2.3 billion.


At a Parisian cafe, Elise receives written instructions from Pearce: board the train to Venice, Italy; pick out a man; and let the police believe that he is Pearce. Elise burns the note, evades the police, and boards the train.

Jack-Jack Attack (2005) Review


Jack-Jack Attack is a 2005 computer animated short film produced by Pixar and written and directed by Brad Bird. The film is a spin-off on his 2004 film The Incredibles.


Unlike many of their previous shorts, it was not given a theatrical release, but was included on the DVD release of the film. The idea for this short came from an idea for a scene originally considered for inclusion in the film The Incredibles; it was cut from the feature and subsequently expanded into this short.


The short is based on the baby, Jack-Jack, and takes place at around the same time as the events of the main film. From The Incredibles, the audience knows that Jack-Jack's babysitter Kari McKeen started experiencing difficulty with him shortly after hanging up the phone with his mother, Helen Parr (also known as Elastigirl).


This short film shows Rick Dicker, a government agent assigned to aid "supers" in maintaining their anonymity, interviewing Kari McKeen (the babysitter the Parr children hired to watch Jack-Jack during the events of The Incredibles) about the events unfolded while she was babysitting Jack-Jack Parr, the youngest of a family of supers.


Kari begins by stating that she received a call from Helen, who expresses reluctance about allowing Kari to babysit. Kari attempts to re-assure her that she is more than capable of taking care of Jack-Jack, but the conversation is cut off by Helen's jet being fired upon.


Thinking nothing is wrong, and that they were simply cut-off, Kari turns her attention to Jack-Jack. She begins by playfully asking Jack-Jack if he is ready for some "neurological stimulation"". She begins by playing Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 for him, which results in Jack-Jack having an epiphany about his latent superpowers.

Deepwater Horizon (2016) Review


Deepwater Horizon is a 2016 American disaster film based on the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Peter Berg directed it from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O'Brien, and Kate Hudson.
It is adapted from the December 25, 2010, The New York Times article Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours, written by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul.
Principal photography began on April 27, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and was theatrically released in the United States on September 30, 2016. It received generally positive reviews and grossed over $121 million worldwide.
The film was nominated for two Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards: Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects, and a BAFTA Award for Best Sound at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.