Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy Ending (2014) Movie Review and Trailer


Contributed by: Naima Khalid

Yudi becomes caught between finding inspiration and love. 

Happy Ending (2014) on IMDb


Initial release: November 21, 2014 (India)
Directors: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru.
Running time: 136 minutes
Music composed by: Sachin-Jigar, Jigar Saraiya, Sachin Sanghvi
Screenplay: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’Cruz, Govinda, Kalki Koechlin, Preity Zinta.

Happy ending is a comedy of a romantic comedy(as Govinda uses the innuendo ‘Romedy’ in the movie). Saif Ali Khan plays Yudi, a young writer who is in search of an inspirational story for his new book. His last book had been released 5 ½ years back and he has had 8 ½ girlfriends within that time. While he is on the lookout for inspiration he falls in love with Aanchal who is a bestseller writer. She is the one who has replaced his contract.


Happy Ending (2014) Hindi Movie Official Trailer - Saif Ali Khan, Ileana D’Cruz, Govinda & Kalki by Farah Rani

The story is funny, typical and a bit worked up. The male protagonist is just living in the moment, partying, flirting with girls and going in and out of relationships. He does not have a care in the world. But the crux in the story happens when his contract expires and he gets broke. Now he needs a comeback in the writing industry. For that he has to have a stirring story. In his search for inspiration, he meets Aanchal, the one replacing his contract. They spend some quality time together. Their love for freedom, adventure and excitement makes them fall in love with each other but then they part because Aanchal is just not ready for a next level relationship. Yudi then realizes that she is his true love and gathers the guts to pursue her. They both finally come to the conclusion that the cliché “Opposites attract” is not always true and a part of us is always in search of another part of our soul that makes us feel wholesome and complete. That’s the only depth in the movie by far. The rest is all play-and-party.

Overall, the acting is just okay. For the most part the story is predictable. Music is at par but nothing spectacular. If you are looking for some fun on the weekend over a bucket of popcorn, then it is a movie to watch. Entertaining and a good time-pass.

Rating: 2.5/5

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ungli Movie Review and Trailer : Watch Dance Basanti Dance

A gang of friends decide to take justice into their own hands.

Director: Renzil D'Silva


Ungli (2014) on IMDb


Writers: Renzil D'Silva (story), Milap Zaveri (dialogue)
Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Dutt


Ungli is an action drama, Bollywood movie that has a good cast and a different story line. In fact the story is quite like the not so successful C company, so after all it might not be entirely unique. The treatment however is very refreshing and the movie comes across as a sincere effort to convey a message. 


Ungli | Official Trailer | Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Randeep Hooda, Sanjay Dutt by Dharma Productions


Ranvir Ahooda, Kangana Ranaut and Imran Hashmi have played their roles very nicely and render great vale to the overall movie experience with their presence. It was great to see Sanjay Dutt as a part of this project as he is definitely a screen sparkler. 

The songs are very well done and add beautifully to the story rather than being an obligation. Dance basanti with Shraddha Kapoor looking gorgeous is a very catchy number and  adds spice to an otherwise preaching intensive script.


Dance Basanti Official Video Song From Ungli Movie by Bollywood Masti

Acting is above average, story is nice but predictable, music is at par but nothing spectacular. The movie on the whole however touches ones heart and has a likable feel to it so I really liked it personally. All in all a nice entertainer that is definitely worth time and money spent on it.

Rating: 3.5/5

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jessabelle (2014) Movie Review and Trailer by The Film Guide

Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return -- and has no intention of letting her escape.

Jessabelle (2014) on IMDb


Director: Kevin Greutert
Writer: Robert Ben Garant
Stars: Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter


Jessabelle is a new addition in the horror movies this year. It is in fact a pretty good effort and delivers with a strong story line and a considerable amount of scares. The plot has great margin for performances and has been justified by some really up to the mark acting. The characterization, atmosphere and feel of the movie provides for an unsettling experience that captures interest of the audience. The spirit is well crafted and look pretty scary.


Horror Movie 'Jessabelle' - Official Trailer by The Seven Sees

Sarah Snook is very attractive and comes forward as a good actor. She portrays the subtle change of shades in Jessie's character to perfection. Her performance is fresh and very gripping. Mark Webber plays an honest role and fills in the customary part of the male protagonist. Joelle Carter is mysterious and pretty and her presence keeps the audiences wondering as to how her character is connected to the haunting of Jessabelle. To me Joelle is a very strong reason for the whole suspense of the movie.

Horror fans will find Jessabelle (2014) very entertaining and it is a great movie to watch with friends and family.

Ratings: 3.5/5

Wolves (2014) Movie Review and Trailer by The Film Guide

The coming-of-age story of Cayden Richards. Forced to hit the road after the murder of his parents, Cayden wanders, lost, without purpose... Until he meets a certifiable lunatic named Wild Joe.

Wolves (2014) on IMDb


Director: David Hayter
Writer: David Hayter
Stars: Jason Momoa, Merritt Patterson, Lucas Till


Wolves (2014) is a well-made horror/thriller that shows the coming-of-age story of a werewolf who has no idea of his being one. Cayden Richards in fact discovers his identity as a wolf during a make out session with his girlfriend and eventually finds himself in a pool of blood of his own parents. He flees off to a small town prompted by a fellow wolf called wild Joe. What follows is an extremely interesting story of revenge and love and horror and thrill. 
Wolves (2014) is a very well made movie with reasonable graphics and good acting. The wildness of the creatures is quite attractive and provides a mystic feel to the whole story. The passionate physicality of the leads is a strong visual experience. The anger and ferociousness of the werewolves is also a very appealing facet of the movie. 

Jason Mamoa is powerful and dark. Lucas Till does an above par job playing the lead. He is charming and intimidating at the same time. The female lead Merritt Patterson is very pretty and also has great screen presence, She seems to be the one to watch out for in the future.

All in all a good watch.

Rating: 3/5 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ouija (2014) Horror Movie Review

Ouija
Ouija (2014)
A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Ouija (2014) on IMDb



Director: Stiles White
Writers: Juliet Snowden (screenplay), Stiles White (screenplay)
Stars: Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff




Ouija (2014) is a horror flick that centers around two friends who used to play with a Ouija board when they were young girls and thought that it was just harmless fun only for one of them to discover its real power and die in the process. The other friend then calls upon some of her close friends to find out what happened to the deceased girl. They discover the evil powers of the board and have to fight them in order to survive.


Ouija - Trailer #2 by Filmow

The movie combines the mystery of the magical board and the horrors of possession. It is a great mix of youthful friendship and the fight against evil and has some great scares. The atmosphere of the movie is eerie and creepy and the presence of the board is unsettling. The way the board possesses its victims is very well done.

Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto and Daren Kagasoff have all acted well and at no stage does one feel the need for better acting or the lack of portrayal.

Rating: 3.5/5

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nymph (2014) Movie Review and Trailer


Two young American women go on a Mediterranean vacation and uncover the watery lair of a killer mermaid hidden beneath an abandoned military fortress. What was once a carefree adventure becomes a deadly fight for survival.


Director: Milan Todorovic

Writers: Marko Backovic (story), Barry Keating (screenplay)

Stars: Kristina Klebe, Dragan Micanovic, Natalie Burn



Nymph is a creature horror flick that tells the story of a couple of hot friends who set out on an adventure to a secluded island and encounter a killer mermaid. The movie also has a killer on the loose who kills young men and women more like the "I know what you did last summer" killer. Although tried and tested the movie does have an entertainment value and certainly does not bore the audience at all. It is scenic and maintains interest by having some shock value. Also the idea of a killer mermaid is much more exciting than that of a shark or a sea creature, The fantasy of having a mermaid as a lethal monster is fascinating.

Kristina Klebe seems strong and acts well as a serious character with past issues with water. Natalie Burn is very attractive and lights up the screen every time she graces it. Her accent has a special sensuality to it and her body is scorching hot and has been put to great use by the director Milan Todorovic. 

All in all an entertainer if not expected too much of.

Rating: 3/5

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Mom's Night Out 2014 Movie Review and Trailer

Moms' Night Out (2014)

Directors: Andrew Erwin (as The Erwin Brothers) , Jon Erwin (as The Erwin Brothers)

Writers: Jon Erwin, Andrea Gyertson Nasfell

Stars: Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton

Moms' Night Out (2014) on IMDb

All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and fun - a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation, and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours ... what could go wrong?
Mom's Night out is a situation comedy aimed at highlighting the perils of motherhood and parenting. It tells the story of a mother called Allyson who plans an evening out with her friends to break out of the routine that all of them have been following tirelessly. In order to avail the luxury of a carefree night with friends, these women must trust their husbands to take care of the kids and be responsible for this one night. What unfolds is a hilarious story of how dependable men have become on women and how important a mother is to the entire family.


Sarah Drew and Patricia Heaton have acted effortlessly and bring forward the misery of motherhood without making it seem as unwanted. They portray women who love their kids and love being mothers but find it hard to cope up with the tiring routine and responsibility of  parenting.

The story is simple and hence talking too much about it will give too much away. It is sufficient to say that your time spent on this movie is certainly worth it. It has some giggles and some emotional moments that keep a grip on the audience. I recommend it for a nice family time.

Rating: 3/5