About R-view

R-view contains some real short reviews of some of the movies I've liked over the years. Most of them are 140 character posts as they used to be my tweets (@mrzoozoo) This blog was created for (the purpose of showing off my INSANE movie review skills :p) some class assignment purposes. So don't frown if you don't find enough text in there to make you like or watch the movie. Hey you can always Google! :)

November 30, 2010

R-view 140: The Last House on The Left

Bloody thriller! Creepy all the way. Beautiful twists, violent, but realistic like hell. Mixed emotions. Reminded of Funny Games.

R-view 140: The Proposal

Anothr Ryan Reynolds rom-com flick. They all look the same. Sandra Bullock is old; boring. No new jokes. Predictable.

R-view 140: Madholal... Keep Walking

Neatly shot (message) movie. Wish the cast dint keep looking at the cam half the time. Drama. Boring in parts. Worth a watch for the message the movie is trying (hard) to portray. An honest attempt.

November 28, 2010

R-view 140: Dazed And Confused

From the Before Sunrise/Sunset guy! High school, pot, rock music, nerds, flirts and Ben Affleck as a teen. Very very real. In the genre of all those cult American high school college flicks of the 80s-90s like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Breakfast Club, Pump Up The Volume etc. 


R-view 140: Just Friends

Good to see Ryan Reynolds. My weakness, these cheesy movies. Reminded of Sweet Home Alabama. Usual lovey dovey flick. Fun. I could relate to it. Strange.

November 20, 2010

R-view : Guzaarish

Call me cheesy. Call me crap. Guzaarish is good. A precious piece of emotion, well executed on the celluloid, like never before in desi cinema. Inspired by The Sea Inside, (and bits of Prestige maybe, but not all movies on magicians have to be inspired by it right!) yes. Still to watch the movie unveil in the Bhansali-verse, its one mind blowing experience. Pure cinematic grandeur. The touch-of-class cinematography, saturated tones, aristocratic Brit costumes, the characters from another world, the obvious cleavage, the debuting music director (SLB himself), its all good. I might not watch it again or even care to sit through it again, like Saawariya. But I will remember it for the rest of my life and recommend it to the best of people. Hrithik***** at the best of his roles? I think so. Don't correct me. Ethan will teach you how it is to be locked-in, I twisted in my seat for some seconds. Now I understand why the folks from I Hate Luv Storys made fun of SLB as the over-rated, over-dramatic director; but also as someone who makes the best love stories. Sau gram zindagi...

November 17, 2010

R-view 140: Madeo

Mother. As usual, evrythng 'Korean' abt it. Murder, detectives, misfits, sleazy girls. Reminds of Memoirs of Murder (Same director of course). Good plot. Detailing.

November 7, 2010

R-view 140: 8MM

Disturbing dark behind-the-scenes of snuff films. Tight scripted thriller. Genuine emotions you can relate to. Hard-on. Nicholas Cage*****

R-view 140: The Time Traveler's Wife

I expected a sci-fi romance. Nothing science. All romance. Real life. Sensuous. Have to read the book. There has to be more of this feeling, where you wish to have a different matured version of the same person every time you fight with the same. Quote: "I never wanted to have anything in my life that I couldn't stand losing. But it's too late for that. It's not because you're beautiful and smart. I don't feel alone anymore. Will you marry me?"

R-view 140: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

More CGI than Avatar I bet! Hilarious in parts. Michael Cera is the nerd u always were, will be. Fun trip.