Archive for

‘Man of Steel’ (2013): Superman Finds His Inner Christopher Nolan

Directed by: Zack Snyder || Produced by: Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Deborah Snyder Screenplay by: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan || Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe Music by: Hans Zimmer || Cinematography: Amir Mokri || Editing by: David … Continue reading

‘My Name is Khan’ (2010): … and This is Not a Good Movie

Directed by: Karan Johar || Produced by: Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, Gauri Khan, Shahrukh Khan Screenplay by: Shibani Bathija || Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Jimmy Shergill, Arjun Aujla, Yuvaan Makaar, Zarina Wahab, Tanay Chheda, Pallavi Sharda Music by: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy || Cinematography: Ravi K. Chandran || Editing by: Deepa Bhatia || Country: India || Language: Hindi, … Continue reading

‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ (2013): J. J. Abrams Outdirects Another Crappy Script

Directed by: J.J. Abrams || Produced by: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci Screenplay by: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof || Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Alice Eve, Peter Weller Music by: Michael Giacchino || Cinematography: Dan … Continue reading

‘Iron Man 3’ (2013): Marvel’s Streak of Mediocrity Continues

Directed by: Shane Black || Produced by: Kevin Feige Screenplay by: Drew Pearce, Shane Black || Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley Music by: Brian Tyler || Cinematography: John Toll || Editing by: Jeffrey Ford, Peter S. Elliot || Country: United … Continue reading

‘Hitman: Absolution’ (2012): Assassins with Handicaps

Developer: IO Interactive, Nixxes Software || Publisher: Square Enix Director: Tore Blystad || Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Legacy is a hard thing to carry, particularly when the centerpiece of your legacy is a firm-footed defiance against what has defined popular mainstream gaming for the past twelve years. Really ever since the console … Continue reading

‘Crysis’ (2007): The Ultimate Sandbox Shooter

Developer: Crytek Frankfurt || Publisher: Electronic Arts Director: Cevat Yerli || Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 First-Person Shooter, Engaged! Within just a couple hours of playing Crysis, Crytek’s now famed and much affectionately joked about FPS, the word “engaged,” spoken in its powerful, mechanized tone, will become ingrained in your head while you … Continue reading