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Exploring Yoda’s Decision to Exile Himself

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Harakiri (1962) – Movie Review

Alien Covenant (2017) – Non-Spoiler Movie Review (Video version)

Short Film: Dey See Me Rollin’

The teddies adopt the ‘tug life’, but run into an obstacle. And I also ran into an obstacle towards the end.

Dey See Me Rollin’

De-aging De Niro for The Irishman – Daring or Dangerous?

From Producer Gaston Pavlovich:

You don’t use prosthetics, make-up; they have acting and the technology is able to have them go through different time ages without the prosthetics. So we’ve seen some tests and it looks extraordinary. We were able to film Bob and just do a scene. We saw it come down to when he was like 20, 40, 60, so we’re looking forward to that, from that point of view, for The Irishman … Imagine seeing what De Niro looked like in The Godfather: Part II days, that’s pretty much how you’re going to see him again.

I think most of us who have been following The Irishman are against digitally de-aging the actors for the flashback scenes. I’d much rather they went for casting different actors, a la Once Upon a Time in America. As well as the margin for error being smaller, it would also add a nice dynamic, seeing as though it is probably going to be noticeable when actors who are over 70 years old are going to be playing 30 year old versions of themselves, but when you cast different actors they bring their own little ticks to the role.

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Movie Review: Jawani Phir Nahi

Title: Jawani Phir Nahi

Year: 2015

Runtime: 2h 36m

Genre: Adventure, Musical, Comedy

Cast: Hamza Abbasi, Humayun Saeed, Vasay Chaudhry

Director: Nadeem Beyg

A single divorce lawyer takes his three married friends on a vacation to escape their wives.

A Surprisingly Funny Comedy with a Heart

I’ve started to watch a lot of Pakistani movies and TV shows because I’m trying to learn the Urdu language. I’ve got a basic grasp of it but when I say basic I mean everyone-laughing-at-you-when-you-open-your-mouth kinda basic. So what better way to strengthen my level of Urdu than to combine it with one of my favourite pass-times? Movies.

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Movie Review: The Expendables 3

Title: The Expendables 3

Year: 2014

Runtime: 126 minutes

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Cast:  Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, and Jet Li

Director: Patrick Hughes

Tagline: Get fired up August 15

Plot: Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. 

Sums up what’s wrong with modern action films

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Movie Review: Snatch

Cover of "Snatch (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition...

Cover of Snatch (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition)

Title: Snatch

Year: 2000

Runtime: 104 minutes

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Jason Statham, Brad Pitt

Director: Guy Ritchie

Tagline: Stealin’ Stones and Breakin’ Bones

Plot: Turkish and his close friend/accomplice Tommy get pulled into the world of match fixing by the notorious Brick Top. Things get complicated when the boxer they had lined up gets the shit kicked out of him by Pitt, a ‘pikey’ ( slang for an Irish Gypsy)- who comes into the equation after Turkish, an unlicensed boxing promoter wants to buy a caravan off the Irish Gypsies. They then try to convince Pitt not only to fight for them, but to lose for them too. Whilst all this is going on, a huge diamond heist takes place, and a fistful of motley characters enter the story, including ‘Cousin Avi’, ‘Boris The Blade’, ‘Franky Four Fingers’ and ‘Bullet Tooth Tony‘. Things go from bad to worse as it all becomes about the money, the guns, and the damned dog!

Entertaining until the last!
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Movie Review: The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy (1983 film)

The King of Comedy (1983 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Title: The King of Comedy

Year: 1983

Runtime: 109 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott

Director: Martin Scorsese 

Tagline: It’s no laughing matter.

Plot: Rupert Pupkin is obsessed with becoming a comedy great. However, when he confronts his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford, with a plea to perform on the Jerry’s show, he is only given the run-around. He does not give up, however, but persists in stalking Jerry until he gets what he wants. Eventually he must team up with his psychotic Langford-obsessed friend Masha to kidnap the talk show host in hopes of finally getting to perform his stand-up routine.

…and at the end of it all, one of them won’t be laughing
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Movie Review: Predators

Predators (film)

Predators (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Title: Predators

Year: 2010

Runtime: 94 minutes

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci fi

Cast: Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

Director: Nimród Antal

Tagline: Fear is Reborn

Plot: The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Serra Leoa militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they discover that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive.

 Frustration is reborn
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