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The Dark Knight Rises

Before I review the latest movie in the batman trilogy, let me refresh your memory of the first two.

While not a big fan of superhero movies, I still managed to watch all three movies.

Batman Begins (2005)

I didn’t go to watch this movie in the cinema but was able to watch it on TV. I found the movie ok but as any other super hero movie; I did not feel that it was anything exceptional. I liked the fact that batman’s alter ego, the billionaire Bruce Wayne is so rich unlike most other super heroes.

Overall it was nice to watch but you could easily forget it soon after.

The Dark Knight (2008)

I went and watch this movie in the cinema. It was really hyped in Australia because just before the movie’s release, the Australian actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment after an accidental drug overdose. He played the part of The Joker in the movie.

This film was really nice and Heath Ledger’s performance definitely lived up to the hype.  The Dark Knight is a darker, more melancholic film than previous Batman films. Gotham City is more depressing and more real than previous films.

Heath Ledger as The Joker delivers the most intense performance of all. I believe The Joker garnered more attention in this movie than the Batman himself.

Christopher Nolan definitely delivered something unique with this film, and it shows. The performance of Ledger alone is what makes this film so unique, so good and it stands in a category by itself.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Yesterday we went and watched the The Dark Knight Rises and it was such a brilliant movie. A nicely constructed plot, a little unrealistic at some points, but overall a really good action thriller.

Anne Hathaway was perfect as Catwoman.

The story begins slow and then rises into a massively thrilling and epic finale.

I didn’t like the villain Bane with a mouth mask. He got this scary voice and stone-cold killer but I still think Joker was a great villain. The movie starts in slow pace but when batman decided to return, it gets really exciting.

And how cool is his Batmobile and Batpod.

The ending was superb as the finale for the trilogy. Both I and AS really enjoyed the two and a half hour of entertainment.

The Hunger game

There aren’t that many movies that I eagerly wait to watch these days because I have been disappointed by many movies in the past. I believe that when you have expectations about these movies, it feels bad when they don’t meet your expectations. So I made a rule not to expect too much from the movies beforehand and now I just watch movies that have good reviews but Hunger Game was a different story.

From the time I knew the movie was going to be made, I kind of knew that it was going to be great. For those of you who don’t know Hunger Games, it is a first of three movies based on a novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. The second one is called Catching Fire and the third one is called Mockingjay.

So on Tuesday night, we went and watched the movie. I was really excited and I was not disappointed with it at all.

The movie started with an introduction on what “Hunger Games” is. It is a concept like ‘Big Brother’, ‘Survivor’ or similar reality show where your every move is watched and they have to survive until one man/woman is standing. Unfortunately unlike these shows, it is not voluntary.  The contestants are chosen from different Districts of the country and then they are sent to a jungle where they have to fight each other to survive and win. It is a televised tournament for the whole country to watch.

The graphics were done brilliantly and the story line is perfect. I liked the way producers of the game try to control the game by sending some beasts from the control room to make the game more exciting which is very similar to the reality show on our TVs everyday. At least the movie didn’t try to hide the fact that money, power and influence makes a big difference in who wins the game.

I love the movement, colour, passion, grit and, most importantly of all, the substance of this movie.  I loved everyone who started in the movie from  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Willow Shields, Paula Malcomson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Stanley Tucci, Isabelle Fuhrman, Alexander Ludwig, Lenny Kravitz, and Toby Jones. I am sure Jennifer Lawrence going to be a big name by the time this trilogy is completed.

Even though the movie was 142 minutes long, I never felt bored or felt that it dragged at any point. In fact, I wanted the movie to keep going as I was really getting into it and didn’t want to come back to our reality.

Anyway this is my experience about the movie. Some of my friends didn’t like the movie but for me this was one of the best movies I have ever watched. Now I am eagerly waiting for ‘Catching Fire’ to hit the cinemas. I am sure it is going to be one hell of a movie as well.

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Movie marathon month

Since we came back from Nepal, we had been a bit busy so we didn’t watch lots of movie but for some reason I just realised that we watched 4 movies in the last 4 weeks. So here I am reviewing all of them.

Young Adult 


I went to watch this movie because I like Charlie Theron but I was heavily disappointed by the plot, the cast, the acting, virtually everything.

IMDB has it rated 6.9 with synopsis as follows “Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter.”

Sorry IMDB but you got it all wrong as I will give it a 2. It was so boring, nothing really happened in the movie to occupy the audience and the ending was so disappointing. I need to choose my movies more wisely from now one, just can’t go and watch it because there is a good cast.



AS picked this movie as he loves movie like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Anyway I hadn’t had high expectation but was surprised that I loved it, It is a story set in 1930s Paris of an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station and is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Asa Butterfield, the boy who played Hugo, has the bluest eyes I have ever seen. I was expecting this movie to have robots and all from its trailer but surprisingly it was nothing like that. Also I think Chloë Grace Moretz, did a great job as well. There are many lovely things in this film that it is easy to forgive its small shortcomings. If you want to know a bit about early cinema, you should watch this movie.

For me the best clip was when people get scared when a running train comes on the screen when they are watching the movie for the first time. The moment people were trying to duck the train and run away from the seat in fear of being crushed by the train made me laugh. We have come a long way with movies.


I chose to watch this movie as I am a huge fan of Mark Wahlberg since he made Entourage (I can write a whole post about it so I will leave that for another post).

It is a story about a man who gave up his criminal past to start a family and live a normal life but was forced to get back in it to protect his brother-in-law.

The best scene of the movie is the last one where the money just starts floating in the open sea.

This movie is watchable but not great .Whole movie goes in same pace so there is no adrenaline or excitement. Most of the story is predictable. I would have not gone to the cinema for this kind of movie but it is ok to watch at home on your leisure time. I was disappointed overall.

John Carter


We went to watch this movie because my husband’s work organised a private screening of 3D in a Gold class cinema. It was only 38 people in a luxury cinema with finger food served during the movie.

I think people who are into Sci-fi movies like my husband will love this movie.

John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs about a guy who is transported to Mars and meets a princess who is in desperate need of a savior (so Disney like). I loved some of the scenes of the movies as they looked so real and so Mars. But for me I was able to go through the whole movie only because I watched it in 3D. If it was a normal screen I would have been bored. I don’t like all these animated characters and out of this world story. I am sure most of the movie was shot in front of green screen as well.

I am waiting for Hunger Game to come in cinema. Really exited for that movie. According to who read the book, it has an excellent plot. It starts Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth (Aussie Aussie Aussie :), brother of the one who played Thor), Woody Harrelson, Willow Shields, Paula Malcomson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Stanley Tucci, Isabelle Fuhrman, Alexander Ludwig, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones and directed by Gary Ross  and realising on 22 May 2012.

If anyone has watched these movies, do let me know how you liked them.

Life in a day

Life in a day is a film made by YouTube to capture lives of different people around the globe on 24 July 2010. Last year YouTube asked its users to capture on film their day on 24 July and upload them. They then assembled more that 4,5 00 hours of footage from the users from 192 countries and made a film directed by Oscar-winning Kevin Macdonald.

Editor Joe Walker spent more that 7 months editing the clips into a 1 hour 35 min film and the result is fantastic to watch. All the clips are captured by handheld cameras but quality was really good.

There are a few highlights of the movie I loved. But let me start by saying that I love that Nepal was featured in the film, a big thanks to the Korean cyclist on a world cycling tour, who was in Nepal that day.

Watching this film made me realise again (some times I forget it) that there are so many different problems people face in their life while I am upset for not finding a right dress to go out in, there are people out there in the world at that moment who are starving or sick.

Some memorable clips are of a South American boy who shines shoes in the street for a living, the man who proposed to his girl with bent knees, a gay guy coming out of the closet, cute twin babies, a photographer walking the streets of Kabul (he said, “People think streets of Kabul are not safe but look it is safe. At least for us” 🙂  ).

I didn’t like the way a cow was slaughtered in the clip and also was sad to see an Americana mum with cancer as well as a life of an army wife. Some people have very hard lives and it is important that we realise that. Also there is a clip of a sick Australian man in the hospital after his open heart surgery and African culture where a woman who kneels before her husband daily.

One guy even films himself doing graffiti and stealing from the supermarket. It was sad to see a footage of a panic at a festival in Germany which caused death.

The funniest clip was of a wedding of elderly coupe who wrote their own vows. Loved their wit and humour and their view towards their life. It gets hilarious when a bride hits her husband to be with her bouquet.  Another funny clip was of a dad who faints in a birth room while taking a video of the birth of his new baby. (I said funny but it might be scary to some people.)

There were few questions asked like “What scares you?” and “What do you love the most?”  And some of the answers surprised me. Like there is a guy who is afraid of gay people while this little girl is scared of people who don’t believe in god. With the love question, I loved it when a man said he loves his family the most. J

There is so much to learn from this film. It is an emotional and real representation of our world. If you want to watch the movie, it is free on YouTube.  Here is the link


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