Valentine’s Day:Preview

valentines_day_poster_101Genre: Romance/Comedy
Director: Gary Marshall
Producer: Samuel J. Brown, Mike Karz, Wayne Allan Rice, Josie Rosen
Cast: Jessica Alba , Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, Emma Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Lautner
Duration: 125 Mins

Synopsis: Valentine’s Day is a 2010 American romantic comedy that takes place over the course of one day. Directed by Garry Marshall, the film is about that one unique Valentine’s Day in the lives of many people. As each individual is involved in tackling his or her own issues in life, irrespective of their conflicts or shortcomings, they find out that one day is sufficient to alter a life forever. The screenplay of the film  is written by Katherine Fugate and the music is composed by John Debney.

Exclusive First Look – Blue

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Blue – one of the most expensive films to be made till date in Bollywood is all about exploring the dangerous waves of the oceans; you either sink forever in the depths of eternity or are carried onshore by the tidal waves of your luck.
A place that is abundant is flora and fauna; Bahamas has also attracted towards itself three men from different walks of life, each with shady motive. The rippling water that guard’s nature’s bounty also has kept a dark secret for ages. A treasure that no one has been able to discover and those who have tried haven’t returned alive.
Rumors aboard Sagar (Sanjay Dutt); an excellent scuba diver, Aarav (Akshay Kumar) his arrogant and rich friend and Sam (Zayed Khan), Sagar’s brother all are mesmerized by the depths of the ocean to unravel the treasure that is safely watched over by deadly sharks.
For Sagar the treasure is a mean to save his girlfriend Mona (Lara Dutta) and brother, for Aarav its greed and the adrenalin rush to attempt the impossible while for Sam it a matter of life & death.
How the clear, transparent waters of the Pacific turn murky due to emotions and intentions involved forms the plot of this thriller.
The film is intended to release on October 16, 2009

Blue Theatrical Trailer

Avatar – Trailer

Teaser PosterAvatar’ an upcoming sci-fi action adventure film directed by James Cameron, will finally open to international audiences on December 18, 2009. Produced-Directed by the man who sweeped the box office and Oscars in 1997 with his Leonardo di Caprio starrer ‘Titanic’, James Cameron will reinvent himself with the ‘Avatar’ a 3-D science fiction film made using the latest intuitive CGI technologies by WETA digital. WETA is well known in the animation and film industry for its work in movies like ‘Lord of the Rings’ sequels and ‘King Kong’. ‘Avatar’ is publicized to be the third most expensive film ever with a whopping budget of $237 million.
The story is set in a distant moon Pandora where a paraplegic ex-marine Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) finds himself plunged into an unfriendly alien world filled with magnificent looking humanoid creatures known as Na’vi. Jake unsuspectingly is set upon a mission to invade the jungles of Pandora for which he is transformed into an ‘Avatar’, an alien body with a human mind. As an Avatar he is able to walk again, but now he has to fight a double edged heroic battle for both his survival and that of the alien civilization – Na’vi.

AVATAR – Official Teaser Trailer (HD)

First Look: ‘The Wolfman’

The 2010 Wolfman is the remake of the 1941 horror film by the same name that still sends shivers downs your spine. A classic by Universal that set standards for many more films of its genre, the current edition of ‘The Wolfman’ is directed by Joe Johnston and stars Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro stars as Lawrence Talbot, a English nobleman who reunites with his father (Anthony Hopkins) when his brother disappears. They set out on a search for him but in the process the curse of the hunted werewolf is passed on to Lawrence that is ready to torture his destiny for the rest his life. Here are some exclusive gallery of images and trailer of the movie. The film is scheduled for a release on February 12, 2010.

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Katyn

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Director: Andrzej Wajda

Producer: Michal Kwiecinski

Star Cast: Artur Zmijewski, Maja Ostaszewska, Andrzej Chyra, Danuta Stenka, Jan Englert, Magdalena Cielecka, Agnieszka Glinska

A wound that has been left open for so many years is bound to bleed into an expression that is not supposed to subtle. Andrzej Wajda’s depiction of the ‘Katyn’ massacre in the 40’s of which he himself was a witness is a story that wrenched the heart of every Polish.

With Katyn, the naked truth laid open which concerned the 1940 mass execution of about 12,000 Polish officers and intellectuals over a period of 3 days in the Katyn forest, by the Soviets. For decades the blame game was played between the Soviets and Nazis with utmost sincerity, making the film difficult to envisage till Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in the 90’s admitted his nation’s accountability, just before the disintegration of USSR.

The idea of making Katyn had been lingering in the mind of Andrzej for over a decade, but backgrounds of such films are like tornadoes, they have already backstabbed you. And when it is recreated on screen you really don’t want it to fail. 50 years after his debut film ‘A Generation’ Andrzej revelation about his father Jakub who was a cavalry officer and met his end at the Katyn massacre, finally assumed a war genre film in 2007. The film is not just about blood and massacre which unpredictably comes into shape during the film final end. Wajda wanted to show the strangulating emotions that are beautifully interweaved the dew drops of tears and the segregation of love bonds. The wartime tragic violent act carried out by the Soviet Army can be experienced at the end of the film, is something to be realized than written because of its atomic impact.

Among all the stories that are entwined, the one that can make your eyes moist is that of Anna (Maja Ostaszewska), wife of an army captain who refuses the proposal of a Russian general for the love of her husband. She is amongst the first to board the trains on the way to Katyn. She is begged to run away from the Red Army by a general’s wife as she drags her in a car in the opening scene. But both of them finally have to face the same bare truth – waiting for the news of their husbands with sinking eyes. Anna lastly reaches Karkow with her daughter and mother-in-law hoping to know not the truth.

History never lies, but after the discovery of the bodies the truth was held responsible upon the Nazis by the Stalin state which wasn’t revealed till the 90’s. It was no hidden truth that the NKVD was behind the massacre but an uttered word through a Polish lip meant death. This is effectively depicted as the bewildered captive Polish youth are unable to categorize their state. Anna’s nephew’s death, the twin sisters who aren’t able to properly bury their brother with a broken tombstone is not covered up to subsidize the truth but is blatant enough to throng your chest.

The movie doesn’t become a personal documentary of Wajda neither does it cross the boundaries of a war genre film but is a blatant description of what is supposed to be known by all the Polish national as well as the world – the hidden truth.

The film includes excerpts from German newsreels presenting the Katyn massacre as a Soviet crime, and excerpts from Soviet newsreels presenting the massacre as a German crime. Some documentary footage of the scene of the massacre is shown.

‘Katyn’ was the Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008 and was a huge hit in Poland with every cinema theatre screening hit with box office collection running over 2.7 million.

Katyn is available on DVD in three versions, a single-disc one containing just the film and a sprinkling of essential extras, a double-disc special edition, and an HD-DVD.

Exclusive First Look : Astro Boy

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A spectacular animated film full of thrilling and superhuman adventures of its hero ‘Astro-Boy’ gets ready to capture hearts of animation fans when it assumes life on-screen on October 23rd 2009. Produced by Imagi Animation Studios in CGI animation the story is set in futuristic Metro City where a young humanized robot is assigned unbelievable powers by his gifted creator-cum-father Tenma (Nicolas Cage). The robot called as Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is Tenna’s visualization of his lost son, but the robot is unable to fill in the emotional gap that his son has left behind. Astro boy is power-driven by positive “blue” energy that bestows him with supernatural abilities like tremendous strength, x-ray vision and capability to fly at a lightening speed.
As Astro boy takes his flights off on adventure travels to gain acceptance he comes across various distinct people with vibrant personalities that make him realize what a delight it is to be in a human form. He returns back to his Metro City when he learns that his friends and family are in danger and with super hero powers he gallantly fights the negative forces to save what he cares about the most and to reconcile with his father who had earlier rejected him.
Astro boy is based on the immensely successful Japanese franchise of the same name by animator and Doctor Osamu Tezuka. The film is directed by David Bowers and produced by Maryann Garger.

Astro Boy Trailer

What’s Your Raashee? – ‘Jao Na’ Teaser and Movie Wallpapers

Strong beliefs of Indians in astrology, kundali’s and arranged marriages have found a new way of rekindling the mindsets of movie goers as it assumes the role of a film. Ashutosh Gowariker‘s first try at comedy ‘What’s your Rashee’ is about Yogesh Patel (Harman Baweja) who wishes to have a love marriage as told in the fairytales. But destiny decides otherwise and now he must find a suitable girl for himself within 10 days to save his family from disaster.
As time is a barrier, he decides upon an unique solution of finding his wife-to-be. He will meet one girl from each raashee (zodiac sign) which will give him 12 opportunities to meet girls each with a distinct personality and also providing him twelve chances to fall in love. He draws out a timetable for meeting the girls : two girls each day i.e six days to meet them, three days to make the decision and marriage on the tenth day. But does his timetable work or has destiny stored something else for him?
Based on a Gujarati play Kimball Ravenswood by Madhu Rye, the film stars Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja, is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Sunita A. Gowariker.

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‘Jao Na’ teaser

Where the Wild Things are Trailer online

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The trailer of an upcoming movie based on a children’s book ‘Where the Wild Things are‘ has been made online over Yahoo. The film is directed by academy award-nominated American director-‘ Spike Jonze’ who is currently the creative director of VBS.tv. The film combines live action, suitmation, animatronics, and CGI that is scheduled for a release on October 16, 2009 in US, December 3, 2009 in Australia, New Zealand and December 11, 2009 in UK.

The film appears to be a set of imaginary adventures of a young boy named Max (Max Records), who gets angry when his mother, Connie (Catherine Keener), invites her boyfriend. Known for his mischievous behaviors, Max is sent to his room without supper. As he can’t take the isolation he feels angry and starts thinking that nobody loves him. Max then creates a forest bordering a massive ocean, and sails away to an island inhabited by seven imaginary monsters called the Wild Things, who crown him as their ruler.

A fairy tale, which reminds us about Alice in Wonderland, the film ‘Where the Wild Things are’ is a Warner Bros distribution which is produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman,  Maurice Sendak, John B. Carls and Vincent Landay.

A teaser was released a few months ago that has given us a brief idea about the plot of the movie where monsters will be seen chatting and living with a small boy and we will get to hear voice work from Lauren Ambrose (KW), Sam Longley (Ira), Catherine O’Hara (Judith), and Paul Dano (Alexander) where Tom Noonan’s Douglas is introduced but doesn’t say anything.