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

Re-shoots of Suicide Squad?

Yes people, sources and reports say that Warner Brothers are spending a fortune to re-shoot some scenes for the coming up movie Suicide Squad, apparently all the jokes that are in the movie are in the trailer of the movie, due to the much positive reaction of the second trailer Warner Bros. are focusing on changing the tone of the film, a positive decision or not? we will see when the movie comes out in August 2016.

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Ben Affleck has written his Batman script

Batman v Superman star Ben Affleck has written a script for a standalone Batman movie, according to William Morris Endeavor co-CEO Patrick “Whitesell”, whose agency represents Affleck.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter about how many movies Affleck has signed on for as Batman, he said, “He’s contracted to do at least Justice League [Part] One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape.” Whitesell added, “There’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that’s out there as an option.”

Affleck recently told EW the movie is “in development” but said he’s currently focused on finishing his adaptation of the Dennis Lehane thriller Live By Night.

“I tend to be a one-movie-at-a-time guy,” Affleck said. “So, when I’m finished with this movie, I’ll then focus on my next movie and figure out what that will be.”

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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Shot released of Michael Keaton in The Founder

The story of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc.
The Founder releases on 5th August 2016.
Directed by:  John Lee Hancock
Starring

Chronicling the rise of McDonald’s fast food empire, The Founder tells the true story of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California in the 1950s. Kroc subtly maneuvers himself into a position to take control of their company, which grows into one of the world’s best-known brands after he buys the chain for $2.7 million in 1961.