Random Movie Review: The Invention of Lying

I came across this title on IMDB and saw that the cast included Ricky Gervais, Louis CK and Jennifer Garner. Ricky and Louis being few of my favorite comedians, I was intrigued to watch the movie despite the okay-ish reviews.

So the idea of The Invention of Lying is appreciable and creative. It depicts a world where people are not familiar with “lying”. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? People believe everything a person says and Ricky Gervais somehow finds a way to lie; in other ways, he invents lying. He finds it very fascinating and starts experimenting with it.

While it is a curious topic and as audience, there was a lot of situations and encounters I’d have loved to see. But the movie was loosely based on the actual concept. It felt like the creator failed to grasp the idea of what would happen if nobody knew how to lie. They won’t be publicly saying what is in their hearts like it was shown in the movie (waiter welcomes the couple followed by a remark about the guy’s appearance and his job). And the pattern continues throughout. Throughout the movie I kept thinking that the script was written in poor understanding of an all-truth-telling society.

Don’t get me wrong. The film has some great moments. Some very emotional ones too. Great humor as well. I don’t know if I’m overthinking but I felt like this film somehow portrays the blindly following something, especially religion very realistically. That being said, it sort of felt poorly connected and ended on a very generic and predictable conclusion. And the whole movie seemed to lack energy. 6/10

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Sintel: A soul stirring animated short

So I just share whenever I stumble upon something good on the internet. A friend recommended the following animated short to me and I was so moved by it. I have to say what actually happened. This fourteen minutes video left my emotions dumbfounded. This is the story of a girl who finds an injured dragon. Not a traditional story of dragons. Must watch!

 

Movie Recommendation: Fracture(2007)

 

It’s time for a movie recommendation for the folks looking for a decent film to watch. Directed by Gregory Hoblit, the guy who directed Primal Fear(one of my favorite courtroom dramas), comes the movie Fracture.

It is literally impossible to describe in words how baffled and immersed I was while watching the movie. But I can explain the awesomeness of this film in one name: Anthony Hopkins. The genius actor who knew for sure what kind of acting was needed to make this film one of the finest courtroom drama thrillers. And trust me folks, this actually is a thriller.

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Random Movie Review: The Man From Earth

 

Oh just one of those films you stumble upon while browsing the internet and wonder what it’s about. So saw this film because felt like watching a not-so-famous science fiction drama. And I have to say, I don’t know what to feel. It was ridiculously catchy.

So the story revolves around a college professor who claims in front of his colleagues that he is 14,000 years old. The whole movie is set in one room by the way.All of his peers start to question him and stick around as he tells them stuff they find fascinating. Among his colleagues is an archaeologist, an anthropologist, a biologist and a christian literature expert. That’s not all. There are a lot of twists and heavy revelations. And I mean, a lot of them. Some predictable, some out of nowhere. The pacing is mostly dialogue driven(obviously since there’s only one room to shoot the movie in).

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Underrated Movie Review: Detachment

 

Almost every movie grabs your attention. Few rare gems manage to trap you inside the universe of the movie for an indefinite amount of time. Detachment (2011) is one of those movies. Its dangerously precise elaboration of societal issues, shockingly amazing progression and mature acting with the support of continuous background music create so attractive a scene that you just don’t wanna look away from the screen.


Detachment revolves around the life of a substitute teacher Henry Barthes (Adrian Broady) who is detached from the world due to the trauma he experienced when he was a child. He teacher as a sub in a local New York school where everything is declining. He meets people like him, who are also struggling with their lives. And explains his learned lessons throughout the movie as a narrator.
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Movie Suggestion: The Big Short

 

“Truth is like poetry. And most people f*****g hate poetry.”

Alright what’s this new movie that’s in my suggestions? Oh it stars Brad Pitt! Nice. Ryan Gosling is there too. Steve Carell? Alright. Oh Jesus Christian Bale? This sounds like a great movie.

That was my first impression when I came across The Big Short. Recently watched it and now I’m ready to share my experience with you. I watched it without any idea of what it was about. But ended up loving it very much. So I’m going to try to persuade you to watch The Big Short. Here goes.

Brought to you by the director who is responsible for comedy movies like Anchorman and Step Brothers, this movie is a good combination of comedy and serious drama.  Based on a real life event that took place in late 2000’s, The Big Short tells the story of the influential bankers in the U.S as they prepare to deal with a problem that could potentially cause the collapse of the world’s economy.

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