Saturday, December 29, 2012

What Are The Best Hollywood Action Movies Of 2013

What are the top 10 Hollywood action movies of 2013, The American Film Industry, or the Hollywood, as is commonly known, is termed as one of the most versatile industries in the world is also termed as decades ahead from any other film industry in the world in terms of imagination, filming, direction and acting. Be it action, drama, romance, comedy, science fiction, historical, theme based or any other cinema, Hollywood makes them all and excels at them most of the times. The number of categories being so many, it is difficult to list the best of them altogether, hence let's has a look at the upcoming best Hollywood Action movies of 2013 ones category wise.

The list of Top Hollywood action movies 2013 is a big comparison to last year 2012. After reviewing the movies as based on box office report, we picked the best ones. Some of them have great action with amazing quality of visuals. As the year goes on, the list will increase with some greatest upcoming English movies in action category.

1. G.I. Joe: Retaliation: In this sequel of G.I. Joe rise of the cobra, that released in 2009, Rob Moore, hired writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to write the plot and the movie stars Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson with Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, and Lee Byung-hun continuing their roles of the first part. The G.I. Joes have to not only fought their worldly opponent the cobra, but they are also forced to compete with the continuous threats from the government that bringing in danger the very existence of their department.

2. The Lone Ranger: This upcoming action western film is directed by Gore Verbenski and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The leading role is played by stars Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp playing Tonto. This action comedy revolves around a masked hero who is brought to life via new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto narrates the countless stories that altered John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. The two not likely heroes have to now work as team against the antisocial elements like greed and corruption.

3. Snitch: Scheduled to be released on February 22, 2013, this action thriller stars Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon, directed by Ric Roman Waugh. The movie shows how a father becomes an undercover informer in order to expose a drug supplies group when his teenager kid is arrested for drug distribution and sentenced prison for a decade despite of being innocent.

4. Office Down: Directed by Brian A Miller, the movie is written by John Chase starring Stephen Dorff, Tommy Flanagan and Dominic Purcell. The plot revolves around a cop whose not so good past comes in his present and haunts him. Now the decisions to either do what's right or to bow down to the threats of his past connections.

We hope the above list helps you decide your watch list for the coming year. So it's just a few more days and you can start booking your tickets for the shows of these Top 10 Best Hollywood action movies 2013.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Top Famous Feature Films This Year

Most film critics are list fetishists. And while I do enjoy stacking up movie titles at the end of the year, it's also a frustrating holiday ritual. First off, I've seen a few hundred movies this year, and yet inevitably a few slip by that, based on the buzz they are receiving, I suspect would rank on this list. This year those include feature films like Tabu and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and documentaries like Brooklyn Castle and This is Not a Film.

Also, going over all the movies I saw this year, it was hard to let some go unmentioned. Sure, Steven Soderbergh had a great year with Magic Mike and Haywire, but how do those compare with The Turin Horse? I was also big fan of the insanely exciting Indonesian martial arts film The Raid: Redemption, but how do you compare that with Bernie? Then there are the films you list because, despite their flaws, they have a particular personal resonance. Sarah Polle's adept direction of Take This Waltz, and Michele Williams' endearing performance in that film, have not garnered mention on many other year-end lists, but the movie stayed with me for so many months I couldn't leave it off mine.

1. Amour (Dir. Michael Haneke)

Haneke's quiet movie about a dying woman and her devoted husband is simply unshakable. In it we encounter two of the most subtly rendered characters on screen this year, and their last days inside a modest Parisian apartment reveal so much about human interrelation. Here Haneke's penchant for starkly-drawn worlds allows for an exploration of character and affection that resists sentimentality and nostalgia. Instead, his straightforward rendering lays bare our longings, frailties, fears, and failings.

There are plenty of movies this year that try to engage with the peculiar confusion of contemporary life – from blinding violence to a splintered sense of self – but Haneke's film reminds us that perhaps what we often fail to grasp is a nuanced appreciation of the nature of a love that is hard-bearing, sacrificial, violent, open-ended, enigmatic, and necessary.

2. Holy Motors (Dir. Leos Carax)

Leos Carax's Holy Motors is befuddling, enrapturing, diabolical, exhilarating, infuriating, and beguiling. It is a movie-riddle that strikes at something unsettling close to the core of existence. In it, Denis Lavant delivers the year's best singular performance as a hard-to-pin-down actor who glides through Paris in a stretch limo, performing living scenes. It takes a while to begin to understand what Carax is up to with his film, which breaks down our expectations of what we take to be "true" or "real," initially in a cinematic sense, and then more broadly. Lavant plays a businessman, an actor, an artist, a performer, a beggar, a thief, a murder, a father, a scoundrel, a lover, a dying relative. He is lived contradiction, honesty manifested as a lie, whose presence serves as a foil both to society and existence.

Holy Motors is an unholy satire, an elusive and beguiling critique of life itself. Through his character, Carax breaks-down his audience, spinning Holy Motors into a carnivalesque hall of mirrors, an image play about images. "What is beauty if there is no beholder?" Lavant's character speculates at one point. The answer that emerges in the movie is that beauty is something equal parts seductive and horrifying — horrifying, perhaps, because, as we fear (and begin to suspect), in the context of Carax's vision of reality, it may be nothing at all.

3. Zero Dark Thirty (Dir. Katheryn Bigelow)

There has been no small amount of controversy surrounding Katheryn Bigelow's new film. Objections have been raised regarding its depiction of torture, its glorification of war, its blurred moral stance on human rights, its possibly racist depictions of Muslims, its conflicting characterization of feminist vigilantism, its suspected historical untruths and journalistic indiscretions, its flagrant breaching of national secrets, and what might be characterized as callous patriotic blood-lust.

The reason for all of these muddy and uneasy reactions to Bigelow's movie is that while Zero Dark Thirty appears in the form of an exciting Hollywood movie about search and capture of Osama bin Laden, it is equally a challenging critique – of the institutional structures that drove the manhunt, of the structure of human reason and capacity for understanding that deciphered the riddle of bin Laden's location, of the seek-and-destroy mentality that ended up leading a team of Navy Seals to the hated terrorist leader. And while Zero Dark Thirty is ostensibly a movie about hunting for bin Laden, it is also a piece of entertainment that raises its very entertainment as a crucial point of moral questioning. If hunting and killing bin Laden was a victory for America, than Americans share complicity in the murky and unsettling means to that end.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Here Are Some Top Fashion Movies

With today marking the beginning of NYFW, we thought we'd explore the best movies that revolve around fashion. We're not simply talking about those with memorable costumes, or this list will simply turn into an Old Hollywood love fest. Instead, we only wanted to highlight those fashion movies that dealt with characters working in some aspect of fashion.

1. "Funny Face"

Bookish Jo Stockton, portrayed by Audrey Hepburn, is transformed into a fashion model when Maggie Prescott, a fashion magazine editor, looks for the next big thing. Not only is the clothing to die for, there is also a great scene in the beginning about the color pink in fashion. The Prescott character has been said to be loosely based on Diana Vreeland, an editor for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue.

2. "Bill Cunningham New York"

Bill Cunningham has been a longtime fixture in the fashion industry. This documentary goes behind the scenes of Cunningham's photography. He explains his signature blue smock, why he doesn't cover celebrities and shows his apartment, which serves mostly as a storage space.

3. "The September Issue"

Anna Wintour has a reputation for being difficult, and it's something audiences can witness firsthand in this documentary following the Vogue's editor in chief as she works on the biggest issue of the year. Grace Coddington, the fiery fashion director, is shown as the only person brave enough to stand up to Wintour.

4. "L'amour fou"

The Pierre Bergé-narrated film touches on the first meeting of Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Bergé. It has vintage footage of a young Yves Saint Laurent, and goes into some detail about the life the two led.

5. "The Devil Wears Prada"

Miranda Priestly, editor in chief of Runway, has as much control in fashion as Anna Wintour does in real life. The movie follows Andy Sachs, an aspiring journalist with no experience in fashion, who ends up working as an assistant for Priestly. She proves to be an impossible boss, and Sachs soon sees how unprepared she is for the position.

6. "Coco Before Chanel"

Audrey Tautou is Coco Chanel in this film that follows her life before launching the brand.

7. "Zoolander"

Ben Stiller is model Derek Zoolander, who feels unsatisfied with his shallow life. He decides to quit modeling, but is lured back when designer Mugatu shows an interest in him for the first time. Zoolander has dumb model friends, a fierce rivalry with Owen Wilson and a pesky journalist following him around.

8. "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"

Sue Crandell is 17 when her mother takes a two-month trip to Australia. She and her siblings are left in the care of a babysitter, who dies. Faced with money issues, Crandell is forced to get a job. She tries fast food and sees it's not for her, so she lies on her resume and lands a great job in fashion. Though she has no experience, she ends up making contributions because she's in touch with the youth the company aims to impress.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

These Tips Will Make You Enjoy Movies Better At Home

If you think you need to invest in an 80" HDTV and an elaborate surround sound system to have an enjoyable at-home movie experience — you're wrong. Turns out there are small things you can do to improve the mood of your media room and make it perfect for watching movies at home. Here's my tpis:

Improve sight lines: Everyone has a "favorite spot" at the movie theater. Mine is approximately four rows from the top, center. Think about your favorite spot and then determine how you can recreate that same sight line at home. It may mean your TV is too far away or too far to the left of your ideal seating location. Now, problem solve by moving your furniture or television.

Forget the "no food" rules for a day: Growing up, we had a pretty strict "no food rule" in the living room. At least, until the movies came on. Try to let your desire for a clean home go and pop an outrageous amount of popcorn. What are dogs and vacuums for anyway, right?

Pick your flick with care: I've invited my dad to watch a movie with my boyfriend and me and things are going great. That is, until a totally unexpected sex scene pops up. I know I'm not alone in this. Pick a couple movies in advance and read the reviews, even Google the movie title with terms like "sex scene" or "inappropriate for family viewing" to see if anyone else has already experienced this unfortunate fate.

Ask guests to bring extra pillows and blankets: Comfort is key, but if you're having friends over, no host could possibly have enough blankets and pillows for everyone.

Go for bottled beverages: Congrats on allowing food on your couch. Allowing people to drink beverages on your expensive furniture requires a lot of trust, so in this case, splurge for bottled beverages and avoid disaster.

If you're going to upgrade one thing, make it a sound bar: A full surround sound setup can be expensive, but most sound bars start in the mid to high $100s and are typically paired with a wireless subwoofer. It's a lot of extra sound quality without making a huge investment.

Turn off the lights (and lighted devices): It's easy to turn off lamps, but if your family and friends are constant phone checkers, here's a game to play. Make everyone turn off their phones and put the phones in a bowl in the middle of the room. The first person to break and reach for their phone has to do snack refilling duty the rest of the night. Texting at the movies is unacceptable — same goes for home movies.

Friday, August 3, 2012

2012 Shocking John Carter Movie

This is the 2012 shocking John Carter movie review we have all been waiting for. The movie is a bit all over the place and we think that it doesn’t deserve an 8. Taylor Kitsch plays John Carter. Carter starts off as a Civil War vet and gets transported to Mars where he meeds some strange inhabitants.
The movie based off a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The movie has a bit of everything and it can seem a bit drawn out at times.

John Carter from Earth gets extraordinary strength on planet Mars as he has come from a planet with less gravity. The story kind of jumps around a bit and the back story isn’t told that well. For kids and teenagers, it is an enjoyable movie and worth the ticket price.

The 3D animations are life like and done very well. These days you won’t find many movies that don’t use much special effects. With a budget of $250 million, the movie will have to do very well to make its money back. It doesn’t have the big advertising like other movies and will kind of struggle in the box office.
The movie runs for more than 2 hours and you get to see a lot of Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins. Lynn Collins plays the princess and she does it pretty well. She looks the part and has a nice screen presence.
We at egglets give this movie 7 egglets out of a possible 10. It just doesn’t have the compelling storyline that flows well. Its kind of a bit everywhere and there isn’t enough explanation of things.