About Nemo

Nemo is the typical movie buff. Well, he hates popcorn though! He watches every kind of movies, in languages he can understand, some he cant. His tastes in movies can only be matched by his diversity. He flows with the film. Get scared in horror ones, tear up in tragedies, and laugh his ass off in comedies. He can give you killer reviews and he doesn't miss many, so you are in for a treat! By Dory

About Dory

Dory is a lazy movie buff. She loves popcorn more than the movie in screen. She watches very less movies but you can bank that the movies she watches are indeed classics. Highly inspired by films at times. The movie she will watch will be her theme of life for rest few days.So people watch out for some rare but classic reviews by her.It will surely be a treat to read. By Nemo

Inception (2010)

You're waiting for a train. A train that will take you far away. You know where you hope the train will take you, but you can't be sure. But it doesn't matter because we'll be together.

Imdb link :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/

Director : Christopher Johnathan James Nolan.

Genre :Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Cast:Leonardo DiCaprio,Joseph Gordon-Levitt,Ellen Page,Tom Hardy,Ken Watanabe,Cillian Murphy,Marion Cotillard and Michael Caine

Review:I was waiting for this movie ever since i saw the trailers last summer,huge huge expectation from Nolan as i am a die hard fan of him.And also Di caprio has raised his bar after shutter island.He is more into dark roles nowadays which seems like perfectly suiting him.

So the movie starts and goes on,it is almost a two hour twenty minute movie but i bet you you will be stuck to your seat almost all through it. Original story,power packed star cast,awesome SFX,excellent climax scene this movie has all. A truly masterpiece of its own kind.The movie has a few moments in it which will make your cheekbones locked in permanent open position.The script and acting are all phenomenal.

Chirstopher Nolan was my fav director till days for his work in Prestige and Memento alongside directors like Scorcese and tarantino,but he has outdone himself in this movie.Surely one of the biggest blockbuster of the decade,and certainly of this year.

For a change i will not reveal any story of (spoiler) of this movie,its just for your knowledge Dicaprio will lead a team of people to plot and idea into Cillian Murphy's head i.e inception.The whole movie is a gem,and a must watch.

Its the Magnum Opus of the Magnum opuses.

Rating:4.5/5 *Infuckinception*

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Imdb link : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0417741/

Director : David Yates

Genre : Adventure,Fantasy,Mystery.

Cast:Daniel Radcliffe (Harry) ,Michael Gambon (Professor Albus Dumbledore),Emma Watson (Hermoine),Rupert grint (Ron), Bonnie Wright(Ginny),Alan Rickman(Snape),Helena Bonham Carter(Bellatrix),Tom felton (Draco) and Evanna Lynch (Luna).

Review:In the sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, and in both wizard and muggle worlds Lord Voldemort and his henchmen are increasingly active. With vacancies to fill at Hogwarts, Professor Dumbledor persuades Horace Slughorn, back from retirement to become the potions teacher, while Professor Snape receives long awaited news. Harry Potter, together with Dumbledore, must face treacherous tasks to defeat his evil nemesis Voldemort.

The film was worse, really worse if you have read the book.Every important thing,like Harry’s increasing involvement with the Half Blood Prince’s book and his insight into Voldemort’s early life, were all just secondary happenstance to the several budding romances between the lead characters.Which was frustrating at times.They miss out so many crucial points that you can’t figure out what’s happening if you haven’t read the book.The whole movie revolves around Romance and all and finished very soon IMO.Me being a huge potter maniac liked the movie,and i should.But overall the movie wont excite people who haven't read the book.

Dan was too good for his role,(except his height which is not growing at all),Helena Carter was evil and annoying,Michael Gambon was exceptional in the scene at the dark cave when Harry & Dumbledore retrieve one of the “Horcruxes”.The kid acted as young Tom riddle was excellent.Tom felton is promising. Rupert grint was good in his comic timing. Though Hermoine, Luna, Hagrid,Neville,ginny etc they didn't featured for much of the time in the movie.

Rating:2.5/5 *The Best Book...The Worst Movie*

Ice Age : Dawn of The Dinosaurs (2009)

Imdb link:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1080016/

Director: Carlos Saldanha,Mike Thurmeier (co-director)

Genre: Animation,comedy.

Cast(voices of):Karen Disher [Scratte],Ray Romano [Manny],Queen Latifah[Ellie],Denis Leary[Diego],John Leguizamo[Sid],Josh Peck[Eddie] and Simon Pegg [Buck]

Review: Manny & Ellie have settled down and are expecting a baby mammoth. Diego is feeling out of shape as he can no longer chase down gazelles – he is considering quitting the herd. Sid is feeling left out with all this and he wants a family of his own too. Since he is hardly the perfect mating material, he does the next best thing - he finds three largish eggs in a cave and adopts them as his own.
Only, they hatch into baby dinosaurs . And very soon an angry momma dinosaur emerges from a hole in the ground to take her three kids back into their world below. And she takes the hapless Sid with her as well.

Excellent movie.The best among the sequels running on this days,Ice age beats Transformer and Salvation hands down.The animation was beautiful. With each film in the series, the animation gets better. The scenery and colors were great, and the characters were well done as well.There are two new characters introduced in the movie – Scratte, a female flying squirrel who more than flutters her eyelashes at Scrat. The other is Buck, a one eyed swashbuckler of a weasel, who navigates the subterranean with aplomb while sounding like Captain Jack Sparrow.
The film is for everyone and a must watch.Just go for it.

PS:The film is in digital-3d too.

Rating:3.5/5 *two thumbs up*

Transformers : Revenge of The Fallen (2009)

Imdb Link:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1055369/

Director:Michael Bay


Cast:Shia LaBeouf,Megan Fox,Josh Duhamel,Tyrese Gibson,John Turturro,Kevin Dunn and Julie White

Review:No doubt this is the most highly waited movie of this year beside Terminator salvation.Storyline grows from last part which shows autobots decided to stay back on earth. Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. Joining the mission to protect humankind is Optimus Prime, who forms an alliance with international armies for a second epic battle.

The movie lacks pace in first hour,with shia heading for new college and fighting with fox over who says "I love you first", but the movie after interval starting from ten mins before interval is pure adrenaline rush.Giant autobots,decepticons,breath taking fight scenes,shia's awesomeness in acting,hot Megan fox,this movie has all what it takes to be huge hit.But the script lacks much,feels like a script written by an 10 year old.

With somewhat bad script this movie can still be a huge hit cause of Shia(this guy is serious about his place in Hollywood now),the hot Megan fox(she has put on a bit weight for this one which looks so good on her),some new robots,hilarious Agent simmons and the scene when Optimus prime dies.The end fight where Optimus kills fallen finished off very soon though.The guy who plays shia's room mate is good for nothing.Overall this is a movie which has boring first half,action packed second half and certainly not better than first part.

Rating:2.5/5 *Great effects - story lacking*

The Hangover (2009)

Imdb Link:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1119646/

Director:Todd Phillips


Cast:Bradley Cooper,Ed Helms,Zach Galifianakis,Justin Bartha and Heather Graham.
Mike Tyson too

Review:From the director of "Old School" comes a new comedy about a bachelor party gone horribly wrong. Two days before his wedding, Doug and his three buddies drive to Vegas for a blow-out night they'll never forget. But when the three groomsmen wake up the next morning with pounding headaches, they can't remember a thing. Their posh hotel suite is beyond trashed and the groom is nowhere to be found.For rest of the story watch the hillarious laugh riot.

For me it is definitely the funniest movie of the year. Instead of any one reason or sequence, the entire movie just works !! From start to finish ! And the movie succeeds in being a laugh riot without the vulgarity that inevitably accompanies every guys-only movie. The humour comes in form of smart one-liners, bizarre incidents and some really random images with the end credits !Mike Tyson also makes a guest appearance in the movie … and Zach Galifianakis was just whoawesome.

Rating:4/5 *Cant wait for Hangover 2*

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Imdb link :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0438488/

Director: MCG

Cast:Christian Bale,Sam Worthington,Helena Bonham Carter,Anton Yelchin and Bryce Dallas Howard.


Review:So the much awaited movie released in India.The 4Th part of Terminator finally released in India.I was expecting a lot more than T-3 cause of two things,Christian Bale and Sam Worthington.

Movie starts with the conversation between Sam (Marcus Wright) and Helena (Dr. Serena Kogan) giving us hint about the new replacement of Arny and is soon followed by a breathtaking action sequence announcing arrival of Bale(John Connor) in Terminator movies.Set in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

I was fortunate to get tickets on the very first day of its release in India,and i must say i am not at all disappointed.The film has great visuals,breath taking action sequence,few larger than life characters and a lot of universal appeal from the earlier Terminator movies.I think the absence of Arnold helped in many ways,the story shifted from a central character to a more or less series.Though John Connor replaces that central character in this part.The best catch in this movie are the dialogues,the one liners,Connors radio message,Sam's words "I am your only hope" keeps a long impression nevertheless.Anton Yelchin is amazingly good as the young Kyle Reese,Bale was good shedding his batman image,Sam nailed his character on screen.Dallas was good too.Best part of the movie is return of Arnold,though in a different way.Watch it to believe it.

Rating:4/5 *The Best Since the First*

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Imdb link :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0398808


Cast:Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel and Robert Patrick.

Review:Director Gabor Csupo's movie Bridge to Terabithia is a surprisingly good family-friendly treat.The story is about two teenagers Jess Arons and leslie burke and their magic world.Jess Aarons (Josh Hutcherson) is a lonely outsider with three sisters, the two oldest of whom tend to rule the family roost like it is their own personal playground.While Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb) is new in town and feels an immediate kinship with Jess. Neighbors, she makes it her mission to become his friend, the two of them ultimately crafting their own imaginary world the name Terabithia.The story is all about fantasy,dreaming, friendship and pure magic.

I fell in love with Annasophia after watching this movie :p
Really she is so cute in this movie.Definately a must watch for all kind of audiences.I have not gone through Paterson's novel before but after watching the movie am sure i dont have to.The best thing about this movie is its innocence,the heartfelt emotions and the strong human adventure at its center more than enough to warrant a recommendation.

Rating:3/5 *Must watch*

The Game Plan (2007)

Imdb link:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0492956


Cast:Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson,Madison Pettis,Kyra Sedgwick,Morris Chestnut,Brian J. White and Gordon Clapp.

Review: The Game Plan is a story of a famous NFL quarterback named Joe Kingman. Joe Kingman has dedicated his life to embodying every spoiled, selfish, celebrity bachelor stereotype… or at least the ones that are approved by Disney. His football team is on its way to the playoffs and Joe is on top of the world, until a little girl shows up on his doorstep claiming to be his daughter. Joe thinks she’s been abandoned by her mother, but actually this 8-year-old little cutie has put into motion the kind of master plan that you usually only see in a Mission Impossible movie in order to be with him. Because this is a movie, Joe’s daughter has all the answers while he’s kind of an idiot. Because of course, kids know more than adults.
The film revolves up and ends shaping up a great father-daughter relationship.

I am a big fan of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.Absolutely loved the movie,story and screenplay never leaves you dull for a moment.If you want to see a decent sports movie with your family or friends this one is a great pick.

Rating:3/5 *Heartwhelming*

The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

Imdb link :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388980/


Cast:James Paxton,Shia LaBeouf,Gregory Terlecki,Amanda Tilson,Matthew Knight,Elias Koteas and Stephen Dillane.

Review: It's the story of amateur Francis Ouimet, who defeated 5-time British Open Champion Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in a playoff, to win the 1913 US Open Golf Championships.Vardon was the greatest British golf champion of all time, who revolutionized the game. But while he, too, was no aristocrat, he spent his life hoping his golf would win him acceptance on the golfing world's terms. He made the fatal mistake of assuming it was about winning.
Ouimet was a caddy , at a time when golf was an aristocratic sport. His parents were immigrants, but his house was directly across the road from the Brookline Golf Club . His father, a French immigrant, did just about everything possible to discourage his son's interest in what he considered to be a waste of time.But in the end Vardon was the one most likely to give Ouimet the respect he deserved—one sportsman to another.

A lovely story of man against all odds,and who one day stoop up and achieved his goal.Though not being a fan of golf i relly enjoyed the film.Acting from some of the cast is good.The ending just keeps you to the edge of your seat.All is all The Greatest Game Ever Played is a decent movie to watch over weekend.

Rating:3/5 *Good sports movie*

UP (2009)

Imdb link :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1049413/


Cast: (Voices of)Edward Asner as Carl Fredricksen,Jordan Nagai as Rusell,Christopher Plummer as Charles Muntz and Bob Peterson as Dug / Alpha.

Review:I was waiting for this Pixar flick since ages.Being a big fan of Pixar i was expecting them to do one step ahead of their last one.There’s one thing you can always say for a Pixar movie. It WILL be a box office smash.

Well Up is a story of Carl Frederickson, a quiet young man who falls in love with Ellie, a young firebrand dedicated to the pursuit of adventure, both of which share a common love of the tales of industrialist adventurer Charles Muntz.Fast forward to the future, Carl, now a widower, finds himself in a position to realize his and his late wife’s dream…but it won’t be anywhere near as simple as he imagines.This begins a tale of adventure and laughs that’ll easily rank Up among Pixar’s best.

I am happy,excited and proud to have witnessed this great movie by PIXAR.The little boy,the album of old couple,the crossing heart, floating house.talking dog,strange bird and the adventure will just set your mood.Just go for it guys.

Rating:3.5/5 *Pixar did it again*