Ice Age (2002) Review

Ice Age is a 2002 American PC energized parody movie coordinated by Chris Wedge and co-coordinated via Carlos Saldanha from a story by Michael J. Wilson. Created by Blue Sky Studios as its first element film, it was delivered by twentieth Century Fox on March 15, 2002. The film includes the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, and Denis Leary.


Set during the times of the ice age, the film bases on three primary characters - Manny (Romano), a straightforward wooly mammoth; Sid (Leguizamo), a loudmouthed ground sloth; and Diego (Leary), a scornful saber-tooth tiger - who run over a human infant and work together to restore it to its clan. Furthermore, the film sporadically follows Scrat, a stunned "saber-toothed squirrel" voiced by Wedge who is interminably looking for a spot in the ground to cover his oak seed.


Ice Age was initially expected as a 2D energized film created by Fox Animation Studios, however in the end turned into the primary full-length enlivened film for the recently transformed Blue Sky, which had been reshaped from a VFX house to a PC activity studio. Center moved from making an activity experience dramatization film to a more parody arranged one, and a few essayists, for example, Michael Berg and Peter Ackerman, were welcomed on to draw out a wittier tone.


Upon discharge, Ice Age got generally certain audits and was selected at the 75th Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature, losing to Spirited Away. It was a film industry achievement and netted over $383 million, beginning the Ice Age establishment, being trailed by four continuations: Ice Age: The Meltdown in 2006, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in 2009, Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012, and Ice Age: Collision Course in 2016. Two occasion specials were likewise delivered: 2011's Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (occurring between Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Continental Drift) and 2016's Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (occurring between Continental Drift and Collision Course). Seven Ice Age short movies were additionally delivered somewhere in the range of 2002 and 2016.

Yesterday (2019) Review


Yesterday is a 2019 romantic comedy film directed by Danny Boyle and screenplay by Richard Curtis, based on a story by Jack Barth and Curtis. Himesh Patel stars as struggling musician Jack Malik, who, after an accident, finds himself the only person who remembers the Beatles and becomes famous after taking credit for their songs.
The film also stars Lily James as the protagonist's childhood friend and love interest, Kate McKinnon as his manager, and Ed Sheeran as himself.
Yesterday was announced in March 2018. Filming began the following month around England, particularly Norfolk and Halesworth in Suffolk. Photography also took place at Wembley Stadium, Principality Stadium and in Los Angeles.
The filmmakers paid $10 million for the rights to use the Beatles' music; although none of the band members were involved, Boyle received approval for the project from them and their families.
Yesterday had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on 4 May 2019, and was released in the United Kingdom and the United States on 28 June 2019, by Universal Pictures.[4] The film grossed $152 million worldwide against a production budget of $26 million. It received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the premise, performances, and musical sequences, but criticism of the familiarity and not taking the concept further.

Manorama Six Feet Under (2007) Review


Manorama Six Feet Under is a 2007 Indian thriller film directed and co-written by Navdeep Singh. The film features Abhay Deol, Raima Sen and Gul Panag in the lead roles.
The film released on 21 September 2007. It follows an amateur detective in a small sleepy town from Rajasthan who finds himself caught in a web of lies, deceit and murder.
The movie is based on classic American neo-noir film, Chinatown (1974) directed by Roman Polanski, with the basic premise being similar to the original, despite obvious changes in the representation of characters and some key plot points.
The makers of Manorama Six Feet Under acknowledged the inspiration from the original by playing the sequence where Jack Nicholson's character gets his nose slashed on the main character's (Satyaveer) television.

Clash of the Titans (2010) Review


Clash of the Titans is a 2010 action fantasy film and remake of the 1981 film of the same name produced by MGM (the rights to which had been acquired by Warner Bros. in 1996 through its purchase of Turner). The story is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus.
An Australian-American production directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Alexa Davalos, Ralph Fiennes, and Liam Neeson, the film was originally set for standard release on March 26, 2010.
However, it was later announced that the film would be converted to 3D and was released on April 2, 2010.
Clash of the Titans grossed $493 million worldwide, though it received generally negative reviews from critics and received two Golden Raspberry Awards nominations. The film's success led to a sequel, Wrath of the Titans, released in March 2012.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Review


Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand.
The film, which was written by Segel and co-produced by Judd Apatow, was released by Universal Pictures. Filming began in April 2007 at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu Island in Hawaii.
The film was released for North American theaters on April 18, 2008 and in the UK a week later on April 25, 2008.
The story revolves around Peter Bretter, who is a music composer for a TV show that happens to feature his girlfriend, Sarah Marshall, in the lead role. After a five-year relationship, Sarah abruptly breaks up with Peter.
Devastated by this event, he chooses to go on a vacation in Hawaii, in order to try to move forward with his life. Trouble ensues when he runs into his ex on the island as she is vacationing with her new boyfriend.

The Proposal (2009) Review


The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Peter Chiarelli. It stars Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds with Betty White, Mary Steenburgen, and Craig T. Nelson.
The plot centers on a Canadian executive who learns that she may face deportation from the U.S. because of her expired visa. Determined to retain her position as editor-in-chief of a publishing house, she convinces her assistant to temporarily act as her fiancé.
Development began in 2005, when Chiarelli wrote the script. Principal filming occurred over a period of two months from March to May 2008. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who criticized its screenplay but praised the chemistry between Bullock and Reynolds.
It was a box office success, grossing over $317 million worldwide, and becoming the 20th highest-grossing film of 2009. Bullock was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

The Vow (2012) Review


The Vow is a 2012 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Sucsy and written by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, and Jason Katims, inspired by the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter.
The film stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum as Paige and Leo Collins, with Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, and Jessica Lange in supporting roles. As of 2013, The Vow was the eighth highest-grossing romantic drama film produced since 1980. This was Spyglass Entertainment's last film until the company's resurrection in 2019.
Paige Collins (Rachel McAdams) and her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) come out of a movie theater. On their way home, at a stop sign, Paige unbuckles her seatbelt to lean over and kiss Leo.
At that very moment, a truck rams their car from behind and Paige crashes through the windshield. Both of them are rushed to the emergency room, and as Leo, in a voice-over, talks about how "moments of impact help in finding who we are" the movie cuts to how Paige and Leo first met.
The scenes of how they courted, became engaged and married at the Art Institute of Chicago and share a kiss under the Cloud Gate are interwoven with the present.

Just Go With It (2011) Review


Just Go with It is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, written by Allan Loeb and Timothy Dowling and starring Adam Sandler (who also co-produced the film), Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Nick Swardson and Brooklyn Decker.
It is based on the 1969 film Cactus Flower, along with the 2005 Bollywood movie, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?, which are themselves an adaptation of the 1965 Broadway stage play written by Abe Burrows, which in turn was based upon the French play Fleur de cactus.
Production of the film began on March 2, 2010. The film was released on February 11, 2011, by Columbia Pictures in North America. The film grossed over $214 million, making it a box office success. However, it received negative reviews from critics and won two Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Actor and Worst Director.

Bleed for This (2016) Review


Bleed for This is a 2016 American biographical sports film written and directed by Ben Younger and based on the life of former world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza. The film stars Miles Teller as Pazienza, with Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds, and Ted Levine in supporting roles.
The film had its world premiere at the 43rd Annual Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016, and was released in the United States on November 18, 2016, by Open Road Films.
On November 1988, Vinny Pazienza boxes Roger Mayweather for the WBC World Light Welterweight Title. He arrives late to the weigh-in, as he has been riding a stationary bicycle in order to make the weight limit. Vinny's final weight is 140 pounds even, which qualifies him for the fight.
Instead of resting up for the fight, Vinny spends the night at a casino. The following day, he loses to Mayweather. At one point during the fight, Vinny is hit after the bell. His boxing manager Lou Duva causes a scene by going after Mayweather, but is punched as a result.
Following the match, Duva tells the media that Vinny should retire from boxing. This angers Vinny's father Angelo (who serves as his coach), and he confronts Duva. In the ensuing argument, Vinny announces that he wants another fight, and hires Kevin Rooney as his coach.

The Marine (2006) Review


The Marine is a 2006 American action comedy film directed by John Bonito, and starring professional wrestler John Cena in his first film acting role.
It was executive produced by Vince McMahon through the film production division of WWE, called WWE Studios, and distributed in the United States by 20th Century Fox. The screenplay was written by Alan B. McElroy and Michelle Gallagher.
Despite negative reviews, it was a financial success and since then, it is considered a cult film. It is the first entry The Marine film series, spawning five sequels, all of which were released direct-to-video.

Jupiter Ascending (2015) Review


Jupiter Ascending is a 2015 space opera film written and directed by the Wachowskis. Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, and Douglas Booth, the film is centered on Jupiter Jones (Kunis), an ordinary cleaning woman, and Caine Wise (Tatum), an interplanetary warrior who informs Jones that her destiny extends beyond Earth.
Supporting cast member Douglas Booth has described the film's fictional universe as a cross between The Matrix and Star Wars, while Kunis identified indulgence and consumerism as its underlying themes.
The film was produced by Grant Hill and the Wachowskis, making Jupiter Ascending Hill's seventh collaboration with the Wachowskis as producer or executive producer.
Several more longstanding Wachowski collaborators since the creation of the Matrix films have contributed to the picture, including production designer Hugh Bateup, visual effects supervisor Dan Glass, visual effects designer John Gaeta, standby propman Alex Boswell, supervising sound editor Dane Davis and costume designer Kym Barrett.
Other notable past collaborators include Speed Racer composer Michael Giacchino, Cloud Atlas director of photography John Toll along with its editor Alexander Berner and hair and make-up designer Jeremy Woodhead, who worked on both.

Sky High (2005) Review


Sky High is a 2005 American superhero comedy film about an airborne high school for teenage superheroes. It was directed by Mike Mitchell, and written by Paul Hernandez, and Kim Possible creators Robert Schooley, and Mark McCorkle.
The film stars Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kelly Preston and Kurt Russell. It tells the story about the son of two superheroes who is enrolled in a superhero school where his powers kick in.
Will Stronghold begins ninth grade at Sky High, a high school that exclusively teaches teenagers with superpowers. Will's parents are The Commander and Jetstream, two of the world's most famous superheroes. Will's best friend, Layla Williams, who is in love with him, has the power to manipulate plant life.
Will is anxious about attending Sky High, located on a floating campus reached by a flying school bus, because, unbeknownst to his parents, he has not developed any super powers.
On the first day, he and the other ninth graders are harassed by a duo of bullies: Speed, a fat senior with super speed, and Lash, a skinny senior with extreme flexibility .
Because of his lack of powers, Will is assigned to a curriculum for "Hero Support" (i.e. a sidekick) by Coach Boomer. His classmates include Ethan, who melts into a fluid; Zach, who glows in the dark; Magenta, who transforms into a guinea pig; and Layla, who joins the class in protest of the two-track nature of the school's education system. The class is taught by The Commander's former sidekick, "All American Boy".

The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Review


The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American coming-of-age romance film directed by Josh Boone, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by John Green. The film stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort; with Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff, and Willem Dafoe playing supporting roles.
Woodley plays Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen-year-old cancer patient who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she meets and subsequently falls in love with Augustus Waters, another cancer patient, played by Elgort.
Development of The Fault in Our Stars began in January 2012 when Fox 2000, a division of 20th Century Fox, optioned the rights to adapt the novel into a feature film.
Principal photography began on August 26, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a few additional days in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, before concluding on October 16, 2013.
Pittsburgh doubled for all of the scenes set in Indianapolis, Indiana, the novel's setting, as well as for some interior scenes set in Amsterdam.