Sucker Punch – A story about Schizophrenia and escapism

In the unnamed 1960s, the doll-faced Babydoll, played by Emily Browning (The Uninvited), accidentally shoots and wounds her evil, molesting step father. No problem; she acts in self-defense. But a stray bullet also offs her little sister. Ooops. Off Babydoll goes to Victorian, thunderstorm-swept Lennox House for the Mentally Insane, hilariously located in Brattleboro, Vermont.Continue reading “Sucker Punch – A story about Schizophrenia and escapism”

Best Joker Quotes from the Dark Knight – Why so serious?

Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker remains one of the most popular villains in movie history. Like Ledger, Joaquin Phoenix recently won an Oscar for portraying the Joker on the big screen. But while his performance as Arthur Fleck was undeniably raw and powerful, it still doesn’t hold a candle to the palpable sense ofContinue reading “Best Joker Quotes from the Dark Knight – Why so serious?”

Dragged across concrete or the story of a cop-out

I was pretty excited to see “Dragged across concrete” with Mel Gibson. I had it on my watch list for about a month and tonight I decided to see it along with “Red Joan”. I go in and when the warning screen greets me I giggle with enthusiasm not felt since The Purge first cameContinue reading “Dragged across concrete or the story of a cop-out”

The Aquaman Movie was good but not great

Spent some lovely time at the cinema this weekend. Armed with popcorn and a massive coke and having gone to the loo prior to entering the 2h and 20min movie, I was settled to see an action-packed adventure movie. And I was not disappointed! Tidal waves, underwater cities, plots to take over the throne byContinue reading “The Aquaman Movie was good but not great”

Robin Hoodie – Or the story of a guy with no Merry Men

I saw a mess of a movie last night and the trouble is – I was really looking forward to it. Having had a budget over $100 millions, I was expecting something pretty amazing but instead I got an action movie with a terrible script. And I wish the script was the only issue! TheContinue reading “Robin Hoodie – Or the story of a guy with no Merry Men”

Guess IT’s back in town! And it’s hiding some disturbing facts from the books

Out of all the hundreds and hundreds of stories that Stephen King wrote, none captivated me as much as “IT”. I read the massive book in less than two days (which is a feat if you ask me!) and the reason why I couldn’t put it down had something to do with how well itContinue reading “Guess IT’s back in town! And it’s hiding some disturbing facts from the books”

Why Atomic Blonde was not the Bomb

I wanted to see a chick John Wick and I was sooo disappointed! Charlize Theron does a mediocre accent in whatever language she is speaking in (German and British English too)! The movie is not the, “Hyper Retro 80’s Stylized Jane Wick” that the advertisement pitches. That’s about 10% of the movie. That part wasContinue reading “Why Atomic Blonde was not the Bomb”

The Dark Tower Movie * The Beams still stand, barely

I just got back from the 19:19 showing of The Dark Tower. Guess what, folks? It didn’t suck. I loved it. (Even though it scored a meagre 19% on Rotten Tomatoes) For those of you who are determined to not go for whatever reasons, I pity you. You are missing another turn of the wheel.Continue reading “The Dark Tower Movie * The Beams still stand, barely”

The Mummy Reboot – What was Tom Cruise thinking?

That jumbled mess of a movie made no sense… I tried to explain it to a friend this weekend and it went like this: Two US soldiers out on enemy territory go treasure hunting because they “found” a map that said “Haram” on it. (By definition it means “Forbidden or proscribed by Islamic law.”) HowContinue reading “The Mummy Reboot – What was Tom Cruise thinking?”