The director, credited for global blockbusters such as 'The Mask', 'The Scorpion King' and 'Eraser', is making his debut in Hindi cinema this week with the family-adventure film featuring Vidyut Jammwal. Chuck is often credited with lending a Midas touch to careers of stars like Dwayne Johnson, Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz with his films. In an interview, the director said that he has been interested in global cinema for a long time. Chuck said that he has been to India before because he has been looking to do pictures that are co-productions and use some of the wonderful talent from Bollywood. Chuck was also excited with the possibility of working with real elephants instead of CGI (Computer Generated Imagery). … [Read more...] about Junglee Movie Review: 5 reasons why you must watch ‘Junglee’
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By Shafiq Ul Hasan Published: March 9, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Sherdil hits theatres on March 22, 2019. Azfar Jafri is one of those Pakistani directors who seems to love experimenting. He started with Siyaah (a horror film), then Janaan (a love story) and then Parchi (a comedy-crime film). All of these films had drastically different genres. Now, Jafri brings us Sherdil, which focuses on yet another genre – an action film focusing on fighting for the sake of the country. The trailer of Sherdil released just last week and is already receiving mixed responses from the viewers. Sherdil is about the lives of people associated with the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). The film features Mikaal Zulfiqar, who is playing the role of Flight Lieutenant Haris Mustafa, the protagonist, and Hassan Niazi as Flight Lieutenant Arun Veerani, who is the antagonist in the movie.Armeena Rana Khan appears to play the love interest of Zulfiqar in the film and … [Read more...] about Patriotism, pride and the Pakistan Air Force – Sherdil is the movie we needed right now
By Tanveer Khadim Published: February 4, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is coming to theaters on March 15, 2019. From the year 1930 till 2003, the Nancy Drew series, comprising of 175 novels as well as 34 revised stories, has captured the hearts of its readers, particularly female readers, who found the tales of the brave female detective very intriguing. Although many authors tried to evolve the heroine’s character with changing times, culture and audience’s perception, throughout eight decades the central idea of the books stayed true to the original one that was created by Edward Stratemeyer. The Nancy Drew books have been brought to the screen before by various filmmakers. The latest director to join this league is Poison Ivy (1992) famed Katt Shea, who brings to us Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.The trailer of Shea’s upcoming project has been released, showing the decades-old young detective but with a … [Read more...] about Will the new Nancy Drew movie maintain her 80-year-old status as a feminist icon?
Lindsey Bahr Associated Press Published 1:14 PM EST Jan 6, 2019 Los Angeles – “Aquaman” is still the champ at the box office three weeks in, but the high-concept thriller “Escape Room” also drew some substantial crowds in its debut weekend. Warner Bros. on Sunday says that “Aquaman” has added an estimated $30.7 million from over 4,000 North American theaters. That brings its domestic grosses to nearly $260 million. The DC comics film starring Jason Momoa has had a tidal wave of successes internationally too. Worldwide it has made $940.7 million, making it by far the highest grossing film in the modern DC Extended Universe slate (No. 2 is “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with $873.6 million). Even with the slew of holiday releases, from blockbusters to awards darlings, Sony’s PG-13 rated thriller “Escape Room” managed to sneak into second place in its first weekend in theaters generating an estimated $18 million … [Read more...] about ‘Aquaman’ continues reign at box office, but ‘Escape Room’ sneaks into 2nd
Filmmaker Rohit Shetty is considered among the most successful directors in Bollywood. In the recent past, his films have hit the bull’s eye at the box office. He is all set to unleash the Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan-starrer, Simmba this week, which, in his own words, is a ‘Rohit Shetty film’, but also deals with a serious issue. In a freewheeling chat with BT, the director spoke about why he chose Ranveer among the newer crop of actors to play the lead in his film, and why he believes that spontaneity doesn’t always work on the set. Excerpts... The title of your upcoming film, Simmba, reminds us of the popular animated film, The Lion King. The film’s poster is high on Bollywood kitsch. Does it have comic book elements to it as well? It’s not a direct reference. My chief assistant director (AD) came up with the title. We wanted to come up with a name that would connect with Singham directly. We wondered what Singham’s son would be called, … [Read more...] about Rohit Shetty: There’s an audience that loves my cinema, there are also those who dislike it. So,you have to come to terms with that