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APRIL 28TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “X”

Published 28th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 28th – Letter “X” 

Film – X-Men (2000) 
Language – English
Genre – Fictional
Written by – David Hayter
Director – Bryan Singer
Producer – Lauren Shuler Donner & Ralph Winter 
Music Director – Michael Kamen 
Cast –  Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, Tyler Mane, Anna Paquin 

Story – A 17 year old young girl called Marie D’ Ancanto (Anna Paquin) on kissing her boyfriend she accidentally puts him into coma. On knowing her mutant power which is to absorb energy of another life, she gets scared and runs away from her home and names herself as Rogue.  In a place called Alberta Rogue meets a mutant called Logan (Hugh Jackman) also known as Wolverine who has healing powers and from his knuckles metal claws protrude. While they are travelling together on the road both are attacked by another mutant called as Sabretooth (Tyler Mane) who is a bad mutant, meanwhile other two mutants called Cyclops (James Marsden) and Storm (Halle Berry) comes there to save Rogue and Wolverine.  Rogue & Wolverine are saved and bought to Xavier’s Mansion which is a school for the young mutants located in Westchester Country, New York.

Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) meets Rogue and Wolverine, after which he tells Logan that just like the mutants in his school there is another group of mutants too and the other group is under Lehnsherr (Ian McKellen) also known as Magneto. And he also tells them Magneto seems to be interested in Wolverine and the reason is unknown. Xavier asks Logan to stay in Xavier’s mansion and meanwhile Rogue is enrolled in the school.

There are two mutant group, Xavier’s group trying to protect and follow the laws whereas the other mutant group which is controlled by Magneto, practice illegal activities and Magneto has an evil plan in mind. Magneto is expecting for a war to take place and for which he needs Rogue to help him with his evil plan. Will Magneto be able to find Rogue? Will Magneto be able to convince Rogue to help him with his plan? What is Magneto’s evil plan? Will Magneto be able to succeed in his evil plan? What will happen to Rogue and Wolverine? Will Xavier be able to protect them? To know what is Magneto’s intentions and to know what really happens, you will have to watch the movie.

My Say on the Film – Brilliant movie, story and the way the movie is taken is really awesome. Acting by each and every artist is marvelous.

Closing Remarks – A fantastic movie.

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April 24th – A To Z Challenge – Letter “T”

Published 24th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 23rd – Letter “T”

Film – The Conjuring (2013)
Language – English
Genre -Supernatural Horror
Written by – Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes
Director –  James Wan
Producer – Tony DeRosa-Grund, Peter Safran, Rob Cowan
Music Director – Joseph Bishara
Cast – Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor 

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Story – Roger Perron (Ron Livingston) his wife Carolyn Perron (Lili Taylor) along with his five daughters Andrea (Shanley Caswell), Nancy (Hayley McFarland), Christine (Joey King), Cindy (Mackenzie Foy) and April (Kyla Deaver) with their dog Sadie moved to a decrepit farmhouse Harrisville in Rhode Island. Few days later unusual actives starts occurring like all the clocks in the house stops at exact time at 3:07 am and one day Sadie (their pet dog) was dead in their backyard. Many such paranormal events increased day by day, due to which the Perron family was very disturbed. Carolyn decides to ask for help as to protect her five daughters whom she loved a lot. Carolyn meets the famous demonologists’ couple Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) and request them to help her protect the kids. They agree to take over the case and visit Carolyn’s house to investigate if there was any paranormal activities in their house. After which they concluded that exorcism is required but before which they need the authorization from the Catholic Church.

Will Ed & Lorraine know the reason for the paranormal activities? Will they be able to help the Perron family? To know the reason behind the paranormal activities; if anyone is harmed during the process and to know all the other answers to your question you will have to watch this horror movie.

My Say on the Film – It is a horror movie and I must say it is one of the spookiest terrifying movies I have watched. The way the story is written and portrayed is mind-blowing. The expression, the scenes seems so real.

Closing Remarks – If you like watching horror movies then this one is must watch movie. Awesome acting from the entire team. Really gives Goosebumps.

April 22nd – A To Z Challenge – Letter “S”

Published 22nd April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 22nd – Letter “S” 

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Film – Serendipity (2001)
Language – English
Genre – Romantic Comedy
Written by – Marc Klein
Director – Peter Chelsom
Producer – Peter Abrams, Simon Fields, Robert L. Levy
Music Director – Alan Silvestri
Cast – John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale

Story – In New York City, during the Christmas season Jonathan Trager (John Cusack) & Sara Thomas (Kate Beckinsale) accidently meet each other as they both pick up the only pair of black cashmere gloves available in the Bloomingdale’s a department store, Jonathan who wished to buy that for his girlfriend & Sara for her boyfriend. They both are attracted to each other and they end up going to a place called “Serendipity 3” to have an ice cream. While chatting Jonathan asks Sara how she found this place for which she says it is because of the name “Serendipity” as she loves that word coz it means “fortunate accident” but she do not believe in accident and she personally feels that fate is behind everything. Sara bids apart without giving Jonathan her number stating that, if fate wants them to be together then shall meet again.

However, fate does bring them back at Serendipity 3 after a while as Jonathan had forgotten his scarf & Sara her gloves that she had just bought. Both of them meet there again and then decides to go out for a while and get to know each other a bit more. When the time comes to say to each other Sara gives her number but unfortunately, it blows away in the wind leaving Sara considering it to be a bad sign and maybe not meant to be together. As Jonathan insists, she ask Jonathan to write his number on the 5$ note and by not even looking at it, she gives away to the shopkeeper buying a mint & tells Jonathan if fate wants them to meet again then she would get the note and then she would call him. Which makes Jonathan disappointed, when asked as to she should be leaving her details too in the universe just like his so that if anyone would find then they can contact each other. Agreeing on that Sara decide to write down her details on a book called “Love in the Time of Cholera” which would be sold the next morning and if fate brings them the 5$ note to Sara & the book to Jonathan then they can contact each other.

Few years later, Jonathan is getting engaged to Halley Buchanan (Bridget Moynahan) & more or less the same day Sara’s boyfriend Lars Hammond (John Corbett) comes home (in San Francisco) and proposes Sara. Both their weddings are fixed. It is just three days left for Jonathan’s wedding but the universe is sending him signs like coming across two women named Sara & a guy singing a song having the name Sara. He requests his best friend to help him find and meanwhile he finds the black gloves in his apartment & inside it, he finds the bill, which has Sara’s account number. Well the search for Sara starts and Sara gets two signs too.

Will Sara too search for Jonathan? Is Sara & Jonathan meant to be together? Will Sara & Jonathan find each other? Will fate bring them together? To get your answers do watch the lovely romantic thrilling movie.

My Say on the Film – Beauty admired forever no matter in whichever form it is. Hence, the beauty of this movie, the acting, the story, the cinematography, the magical feeling u get while you watch the movie. Definitely is not just a onetime watch, you will watch it over and over again and never be bored. This too is an old movie and yes of-course this too is on one of my favourite all time movie list.

Closing Remarks – A beautiful romantic-thrilling movie to watch, even if one do not believe in fate, destiny, the universe giving sign, this one will definitely make you consider on believing such miraculous magical feeling.

April 21st – A To Z Challenge 2017 – Letter “R”

Published 21st April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 21st – Letter “R”

Film – Runaway Bride (1999)
Language – English
Genre – Romantic Comedy
Written by – Josann McGibbon, 
Sara Parriott
Director – Garry Marshall
Producer – Ted Field, Tom Rosenberg, Scott Kroopf, Robert Cort
Music Director – James Newton Howard
Cast – Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Héctor Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Paul Dooley

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Story – A columnist called Homer Eisenhower Graham or Ike (Richard Gere) usually write columns about woman as negative shades. One day he finds a man in the bar who reads his column and tells him that he know much more worst things women does and back in his town there is a woman called Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts) who runs away from on her wedding day leaving the groom. Since she ran away seven times before and she shall run away this time too also stating that she is, called as the “Run-away Bride” in his town.

Ike decides to write a column on her without even checking on the facts, which then leads him to lose his job as Maggie writes a letter to his editor for having to write about her, which is not true. But Irk is given an opportunity to get back his job if he goes to the town and get the facts about Maggie as she is getting married in a few days which would prove that he is right about her as she would run away on this wedding too.

Irk travels to Hale, Maryland where Maggie lives as to write about her. He meets Maggie, then her family; friends are three previous fiancé to know more about her. Maggie lives with her family and she is getting married to her fourth fiancé. Her fourth groom is Bob Kelly (Christopher Meloni) who is a local football coach in a high school. Bob is using his sports skills to keep Maggie focused so that he can get married to her.

Maggie is completely offended and annoyed on seeing Irk in the town and meeting her family, friends and ex-finance’s, as to get information about her. As days pass by she feels, he is getting her all wrong and decides to cooperate with him and tell him everything he wants to know. Will Maggie reveal why she did not get married earlier? Will Maggie marry Bob? Will Bob be successful with his sport technique so he could marry Maggie. Will Irk get back his job? What will happen to Irk? Does Irk really understand Maggie? To know what happened you will have to watch the movie.

My Say on the Film – I love the movie. It is a beautiful story; the acting is superb, one of my all-time favourite movie.

Closing Remarks – Julia Roberts, yes I am a fan of her beauty, her smile, her superb acting skills, she is indeed a versatile actoress. This movie is pretty old and the reason for me to choose this movie is because I totally adore Julia Roberts acting skills and it is one of my favourite movie of her.

April 15th – A To Z Challenge – Letter “M”

Published 15th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 15th – Letter “M ”

Film – Maleficent (2014)
Language – English
Genre – Fantasy
Narrated by – Janet McTeer
Director – Robert Stromberg
Producer – Joe Roth
Music Director – James Newton Howard
Cast – Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville

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Story – The story is about two neighbouring kingdom who were enemies. The enmity between these two kingdom was so vast that it was told that only a great hero or a villain can unit these two kingdoms together. Where, one kingdom had humans with a king ruling over the people, who was a rude, greedy, envious person. Whereas, in the other kingdom, which is, a forest lived various strange, mysterious, magical creatures and they had no king to rule them over, as they trusted each other. There lived a young girl, who was not just an ordinary girl but who was a kind-hearted, loveable, caring, beautiful fairy called Maleficent (Angelina Jolie).

One day a young boy Stefan (Sharlto Copley) enter the kingdom in the forest and steals a precious stone, the guards of the forest catch him. Maleficent assure him he will not be harmed if he returns what he stole and then the young boy comes out and this is the first time Maleficent sees a human. Maleficent takes back what is stolen from him and then walk until the border on the two kingdom for he goes back home safely. Both like each other and become friends, slowly the friendship turns into love. On the 16th birthday of Maleficent Stefan gives her a gift, which he says it is a true love kiss.

As the years passed by Maleficent grew up to be the strongest of the fairies and the protector of the forest kingdom but Stefan grows up his temptations towards the kingdom pulled him away and kept him away from Maleficent.  King Henry (Kenneth Cranham) attacks the Moors as to conquer the kingdom and destroy all the strange creatures. Maleficent succeeds in protecting the Moors leaving King Henry badly hurt. King Henry announces that he who kills Maleficent shall marry the king’s only daughter and be the crowned as a king. On hearing this, Stefan meets Maleficent after many years and after taking her into his trust gives her a drug and she falls asleep. After which he tries to kill her but he could not, hence he cuts her wings off and takes it to the king showing him as a proof that he has killed her. As promised by the king, Stefan is married to the king’s daughter and crowned him as the king. Meanwhile, Maleficent turns a raven into a human to safe its life and in return, he has to be her lost wings and her spy. Diaval (Sam Riley) the raven reveals her that Stefan is crowned as a king, Maleficent  learns that Stefan betrayed her to become the king which leaves are in heartbroken, anger due to which she declares herself as the Queen of Moors as the kingdom leading to dark.

Days passed by and one day Diaval informs Maleficent that Stefan is blessed with a daughter and they would be having a christening for his daughter soon. Though uninvited Maleficent arrives at the christening of Stefan’s daughter Aurora and gives the little baby a curse, on the girl’s sixteenth birthday she will prick her finger on the spindle of a wheel and fall into deep sleep like death. Stefan begs her for mercy and to way out for this curse. After which Maleficent says the curse can be broken only with a “true love kiss”.

What will happen to the baby after the curse? How will the baby grow up until she attains sixteen? Would she find her true love before turning sixteen? What will happen on the day she turns sixteen? Will she fall asleep forever due to the curse? To know this you will have to watch the movie.

Say on the Film – Angelina Jolie has done justice to her role and all other characters in the movie too has given a wonderful performance. Good old story, the visual effects were good.

Closing Remarks – No matter what your age is, you would love to watch the Disney movies.

 

 

April 7th – A To Z Challenge 2017 – Letter “F”

Published 07th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 7th – Letter “F” 

Film – 50 First Dates (2004)
Language – English
Genre – Romantic Comedy
Written by – George Wing
Director – Peter Segal
Producer – Jack Giarraputo, Steve Golin, Nancy Juvonen
Music Director – Teddy Castellucci
Cast – Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin, Dan Aykroyd

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Story – It is a romantic comedy movie and the story is about two young couple. The person called Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) lives in Hawai, he works as a veterinarian at Sea Life Park, who is scared of commitments, long-term relationships and he is a womanizer. Henry’s world is small with few close friends who are Ula, Alexa who is his assistant, Willy (penguin) and Jocko (a walrus) his pets in Sea Life Park. Henry’s wish or is dream is to sale to Bristol Bay and study about walruses. One day his ship breaks down while sailing and he goes to the nearby cafe called the “Hukilau Café” which is owned by Sue (Amy Hill) to wait for the coast guards. While waiting for the coast guards suddenly there a light that flashes on Henry face, when he starts searching for the flashing light on his face disturbing him, he finds that light is coming from the knife a young beautiful woman called Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore) is playing with. Henry watches her for some time and sees her making buildings with her waffles.

The next day Henry visits Hukilau Cafe and see’s Lucy there again. He tries to speak to her and Lucy responds to him. They both chat for hours together. Sue tells them they are closing for lunch and then Lucy say Henry to meet him the next day and they both bid for the day. The following day when Henry tries speaking to Lucy, Lucy gets offended and asks him to leave by telling him she has never ever met him and asks Nick (guy at Hukilau Café) to help her getting rid of the Henry. Sue comes in between takes Henry outside the cafe and tells Henry Lucy’s story. Lucy was traveling to North to get pineapple, which is a kind of ritual, which they follow on her father’s birthday. While they were coming back home on the way they met with a terrible accident in which her dad had rib injuries but Lucy’s condition got bit worse, as she went through a bad head injury due to which she is suffering with a brain disorder called “anterograde amnesia” means a short term memory loss. Due to which she has all the memories before the accident, but she does not remember anything from the day of the accident. Lucy wakes up every single day thinking it is 13 October’ 2002, a Sunday which is a father’s Birthday. Lucy’s father Marlin and her brother Dough is re-living that day every single day and is protecting her from the shock and pain she has to go through when she learns about the accident. Sue also warns Henry to stay away from Lucy, as she is a special person.

Though Sue has warned Henry to not meet Lucy and trouble her anymore, Henry is head over heels on Lucy and is unable to forget her. The next day he is back to Hukilau Cafe and tries to speak to her. He gets lucky, Lucy speaks to him everything goes well between them until the end while bidding apart Lucy expects Henry, he would ask her number but Henry starts leaving without asking her number which hurts Lucy and she gets offended with Henry. Henry tries to convince her and follows her to home. Lucy’s dad Marlin and her bother Dough warns Henry not to meet her again and not to go to Hukilau Cafe anymore. Henry leave’s their place apologizing to them. However, Henry is totally into Lucy, though he is been warned but still he finds different reasons, makes up different situations to meet Lucy, not in the Hukilau Cafe but on her way back home from the Cafe.

Like every other day Henry is meeting Lucy with different ideas, trying to speak to her and spend some time with her, meanwhile Lucy’s dad Martin gets a feeling that Henry is still meeting Lucy. One fine day Martin and Dough meets Henry and asks him to meet them after he has met Lucy. Henry does as told by Martin, after meeting Lucy he goes to Lucy’s house. Martin ask Henry to come with him and takes him to the place where Lucy is painting, singing happily. Martin tells Henry that the days when Lucy meets Henry, are the only day she sings the song “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys and tells Henry that it means that she remembers him.

To know if Lucy and Henry would be together, If Henry’s dream sailing to Bristol Bay to study walruses for a year comes true or not, you will have to watch the movie.

My Say on the Film – Excellent Movie, Brilliant acting, superb timing of the comedy, emotions and romance. Well, even if you are not a fan of romantic-comedy genre movies I am sure that you will be happy you watched this movie.

Closing Remarks – A movie that makes you believe that unconditional true love do exist.