Showing posts with label movie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label movie. Show all posts

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Whiplash !!

Hey Ho!!

Most of us watch movies as they come, but sometime around Jan, when the Oscar nominees are out, some of us create that list of "Movies to Watch"based on the nominees selected by the Academy.

One movie on that list and the topic of my review today is "Whiplash".

I would describe the movie as excruciatingly intense. From the first shot till the last, the movie had its hooks in me. Starring  Miles Teller and JK Simmons, the movie is about student teacher relationships, in the setting of a music school, where Miles plays a jazz drummer. JK Simmons plays a badass teacher/conductor who doesnt know what decorum or acceptable behaviour is in his bid to demand the absolute best from his class. Combined with Miles dream to be one of the greats, our two lead characters form a bond, if not always a happy one. I will not say anything more about the plotline and how the story pans out.

This is one of those movies where both the director and the actors contribute to making the movie an experience. There is no trough, no low point and no time for introspection given, till after the movie is over. It cranks up the stakes in the very first scene and keeps you there till the very last scene. Such is the pace. In my opinion, Whiplash is the prime runner for the Best Movie and a no-brainer for the Best Supporting Actor categories in this year's Oscars. Though, I would not call this movie one of the greats, and a no for repeat watching, I would definitely recommend that you catch this one.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Lights Out

I am not a fan of  the horror/gore genre of films. In fact, I haven't seen one for a very long time. But, I came across this one and thought it was worth a share on my blog. Hope you like it. !!


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hepburn Resurrected for Galaxy and Gap

It seems advertisers can't get enough of the late Audrey Hepburn, once considered the most beautiful women and star of movies such as "Roman Holiday" and "Breakfast at Tifanny's".
US based Galaxy chocolate has digitally resurrected her for one of their latest ads using scenes from her film "Roman Holiday". However, this is not the first time that her image has been used this way. A Japanese tea company had done the same before. GAP also had run an ad in 2006 featuring clips from her movie "Funny Face" for one of their campaigns. 

Jamie Foxx Oscar Speech

Since we are on the subject, here is another one of my favorite Oscar acceptance speech - the uber cool Jamie Foxx!!
winning Best Actor for "Ray"