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! :)

December 22, 2010

R-view 140: Fudoh

Most violent gangster flick ever. So real action and weird sex seq'. Revenge. Unlike new-school, slow and surprising. Raw. A bit surreal.

R-view 140: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Good, as the final part in a trilogy. Starts frm whr last one left. Some random plot.

R-view 140: The Girl Who Played with Fire

Better than the third part. Different director, it shows. Still interesting plot, broadens the back story.

R-view 140: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best of the lot. Swedish. Lots of back stories. Does not affect the basic plot. Brilliant. The lead lady takes it all. Trivia: To be remade in English by David Fincher.

December 21, 2010

R-view 140: Hachiko

True story of a pet dog. Yea, cheesy enough for all those 'awww' moments. Good watch. Emotional. Richard Gere*****

R-view 140: Love in the Time of Hysteria

Spanish. Who wud have thought Alfonso CuarĂ³n's made a rom-com! Tat too a sensuous one. Comedy/Subtle satire/Crazy movie where nothing is what you expect or wish. True gem. A must-watch recommendation from me follows. "For those sick of life, love is the cure."

December 19, 2010

R-view 140: Chaos Theory

Expected a rom-com or sci-fi. It was a feel-good. Ryan Reynolds looks matured. Delicate conflicts. Kinda cute. Too bright interiors, kills the mood. Does not connect to the name whatsoever!

December 18, 2010

R-view 140: Aashayein

Anaitha Nair steals the show. John dying to give 100% and Kukunoor? Doubt it. Melodrama. Light in parts. Has its moments. Hope is a beautiful thing if you wanna make a movie on it.

R-view 140: The Film Emotional Atyachar

Guy Ritchie gone desi? Weird quirky plot, dialogues and cast. Kalki wasnt very convincing. Light. Good directorial debut.

R-view 140: The Town

Ben Affleck's second is a winner. My fav genre: Heist + Chase. Tight scripted thriller. Predictable.

R-view 140: Kutty Srank

Lush. Better magic than realism. So many layers. Mammootty has a stiff face. Once in a while masterstroke. Shaji N. Karun*****

R-view 140: Action Replayy

The obvious plagiarism. Leaving tat out, wacky and retro all the way. Funny in parts. Akshay leads the laugh riot. And lots of bling. Tatz it.

R-view 140: Smash His Camera

Docu. The paparazzi life explained. Best of Hollywood's candid moments. Lotta old world details. Interesting. Engaging.

R-view 140: Rakht Charitra I

Gore. Narrative sounded funny, like a fable. Usual RGV characters, tone, camera, action, smirks, expressions etc. Thrilling BGM. Vivek Oberoi****

December 8, 2010

R-view 140: Monster

Gloomy yet oozing fresh. Charlize Theron, woah! Tatz all folks, brilliant. New entry to my top fav flicks of all time.

R-view 140: Anjaana Anjaani

SLOW. Priyanka: Drunk chick act - fail. Ranbir: Wait he was fun in parts. Boring plot anyways. Seen it over n over.

R-view 140: Wait Until Dark

Audrey my love. True indoor thriller. Very convincing plot and build up. Brilliant casting. Not very dark. Dramatic, yeah.

R-view 140: 7 Days

French. Murder. Revenge. Torture. Reminded of Antichrist. Too cold.

R-view 140: Urf Professor

First impression: "F yea!" A movie with balls. And such convincing performances. Funny. Dark. Won't be released, for sure. Lots of cuss words, one every 10 secs?

R-view 140: Do Dooni Chaar

Light. Rishi Kapoor at his best! Settings u can relate to. Middle-class jokes all the way. Lovable cast and characters. Gem.

December 5, 2010

R-view 140: Peepli [Live]

Kaminey media! Sarcasm, satire, everything u can think of a.k.a cliched. Wonderful performances. Universal theme. Oscar worthy? Doubt it. Reminded of (Uberto Pasolini's) 'Machan' and Mad City in parts. Way off-beat. All kudos to the debutantes.