Raymond and Ray (2022) Review

Raymond and Ray (2022) Review

Raymond and Ray (2022) Review

In an industry multiplying with superheroes and dream stories, a second to think back on one's life is rare and consequently, reviving to watch.

STORY: Stepbrothers Raymond and Beam drive together to finish the internment and burial service of their harmful, cruel dad. They find many astonishments that their dad abandoned for them, setting off contemplation over their past and their embraces the here and now.

Survey: Watching Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke together can energize any film buff. 'Raymond and Beam', their most recent film where they play stepbrothers, draws out their fellowship onscreen. In any case, it misses the mark regarding being momentous or giving a connecting with emotional story that you will recall a short time later. A dramedy that handles serious subjects like youth maltreatment from a dad, abuse of teens, and alienation from a parent with a light touch, 'Raymond and Beam' feels like a deficient encounter that didn't share its whole story.

Raymond and Beam, stepbrothers whose names sound comparable, drive to cover their alienated dad. The dad hit them with a belt, mistreated them, caused them to feel substandard, and furthermore treated their dead moms savagely. He was a terrible father however he could fascinate his direction into ladies' souls and be very well known socially. While Raymond, the calmer, more adjusted sibling is looking for conclusion by covering his dad, Beam, the unpredictable jazz trumpeter who is battling to look for a decent job, is getting it together. He is six years sober and has abandoned his incessant undertakings, despite the fact that his affinity for being a tease normally major areas of strength for holds. Both have basically no cheerful recollections of their dead dad however wind up attracted to satisfy his last wishes for a memorial service and an entombment. As they venture together, they find that their dad has pressed a ton of treat for his young men, including an interest that they dig his grave. Each time another shock is uncovered, Raymond and Beam wind up scrutinizing how they might interpret their dad, or an image of an imprudent and unusual man arises.

Chief Rodrigo Garcia, who is likewise a productive maker of Television programs and OTT series, has constructed a close to consistent with life universe of these two siblings who need to saddle costs and responsibilities regarding a terrible parent. With Ethan Hawke pulling an ad libbed regular execution and Ewan McGregor drawing out his typical man carry on like his job in 'Christopher Robin', their discussions and contentions make for the most awesome aspect. Fascinating side characters, similar to their dad's attendant (Sophie Okonedo) and his last darling (Maribel Verdu) make space for thoughtfulness for both driving men as they evaluate their dad through another person's eyes. Yet, the film misses the mark regarding really exposing overwhelming inclinations like alienation and lament. This dead dad has little recovery, yet the siblings contend and stew however never sincerely look for a last end to their pained fatherly bond. It likewise packs in a lot of uncovers as Raymond and Beam set about quitting for the day father's life, which gets fairly unsurprising towards the end.

This parody show is a smooth survey insight, suggestive of comparative dramedies and fraternity stories of the Seventies and Eighties. At the point when the siblings pretty much find time for the intense errand of digging a grave, more youthful kin and relatives appear; individuals they have no clue even existed. With many uncovers pressed in, maybe the movie endeavors to guide our focus toward the gravity of life and passing, and the lost season of not speaking with one's folks or relatives. Yet, it never entirely stirs things up around town notes. With two entertainers that can turn characters around, there was space for additional inclination and responses to difficult cherished recollections. Here, the story skirts around these issues, never handling them head-on or standing firm.

'Raymond and Beam' includes a pondering perspective, of two developed men whose lives never entirely take off, as would be natural for Beam. In an industry multiplying with superheroes and dream stories, a second to think back on one's life is rare and in this way, reviving to watch. Past that, this film never ascends to anything past normal, which is disheartening. Watch it for the exhibitions of Hawke and McGregor.

Mr. Harrigan's Phone (2022) Review

Mr. Harrigan's Phone (2022) Review

John Lee Hancock has made a decent film if one somehow managed to see 'Mr. Harrigan's Telephone' simply according to a film viewpoint.

STORY: Set in a timeframe in America when the iPhone was gradually making advances, this film is about a kid and an extremely rich person. At the point when the tycoon bites the dust, a bizarre puzzling association actually stays between the two.

REVIEW: The intention of the film is extremely clear. Attempt to utilize the money of ‘Stephen King’ and gain whatever number eyeballs as could be expected under the circumstances. Yet, unfortunately, the brief tale by Stephe Ruler that the producers have selected to put together their film with respect to has no teeth and stays a non-starter. However chief John Lee Hancock has made a decent film for certain fine exhibitions by its two leads, it’s the tale of Stephen Lord that ruins the party. One truly marvels at the decision of the story considering names like John Lee Hancock, Ryan Murphy, and Jason Blum are joined to the film. 'Mr. Harrigan’s Telephone' follows every one of the standard figures of speech that one will find in a Stephen Lord transformation. Here as well, we see a marriage between an unassuming community and the heavenly. In any case, one truly asks why this film is being depicted as a thriller when it has literally nothing to offer.

The story is about Craig (Jaeden Martell), who lives with his dad. He is a focused youngster and figures out the injury of his dad. To bring in some additional cash as an afterthought and help his dad with his monetary weight, he consents to peruse books to the nearby extremely rich person, Mr. Harrigan (Donald Sutherland). With the section of years, the two become close, and when he brings in some cash in a scratch card lottery, he gifts an iPhone to Mr. Harrigan. At the point when Mr. Harrigan bites the dust, the relationship is conveyed forward as Craig continues to get obscure instant messages from Mr. Harrigan’s iPhone. At the point when his #1 instructor and the person who menaces him at school kick the bucket, he then, at that point, begins to address things.

There are numerous things that conflict with this film. The film is incredibly sluggish paced, it has no characterized plot, and no work has been made by the journalists to foster the two lead characters. The film neglects to make sense of Mr. Harrigan’s weird way of behaving on occasion and Craig’s rationale in being in contact with a dead man. Never in the film do you get terrified, and the rushes basically remain non-existent. There is likewise a succession in the film when Mr. Harrigan makes an expectation about how daily will come when these ‘gizmos’ will control everything, and soon we see a lot of understudies playing in one corner of the container with their telephones. This was essentially not needed and looks jaded.

On the other hand, John Lee Hancock has made a decent film if one somehow managed to see 'Mr. Harrigan’s Telephone' simply according to a film point of view. The state of mind of an unassuming community and the way of behaving of those living there have been effectively deciphered onto the screen, yet it’s the plot and the center story that really let him down.

Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell look very skillful in their jobs. Sutherland draws out the power and the idiosyncrasies of an extremely rich person who, at this phase of his life, hates meeting individuals and consequently has made his house in the open country. Jaeden Martell, then again, supplements Sutherland with his exhibition. The truthfulness of somebody who understands things well notwithstanding being a youngster is very much brought out. As a matter of fact, the scenes when he peruses the works of art to Sutherland’s character and the little discussion that follows between the two are the most fascinating successions with regards to the film. This blood and gore movie has nothing fascinating to offer. As a matter of fact, this film shows one thing to movie producers: that Stephen King’s books and novellas are all not gold.

Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Review

Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Review

Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Review

Race to Witch Mountain is a 2009 American science fiction adventure thriller film directed by Andy Fickman and stars Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Ciarán Hinds and Carla Gugino.

The film is a live-action remake of the 1975 Disney live-action film, Escape to Witch Mountain, which is based on the 1968 novel of the same name by Alexander Key. It was Disney's third film adaptation of the novel; the second was Escape to Witch Mountain (1995).

Filming began in Los Angeles in March 2008. It was released on March 13, 2009.

It is Johnson's second collaboration with Fickman, following The Game Plan, which was also a live-action movie released by Disney.

An alien spacecraft crashes near Searchlight, Nevada, 45 miles outside of Las Vegas. Project Moon Dust, a secret Defense Department unit led by Henry Burke, arrive at the scene of the crash in black helicopters. Men in black seize the spaceship and search for its passengers with the intention of harnessing their DNA and powers.

Back in Vegas, Jack Bruno, a former mob get-away driver, drives a cab to avoid returning to jail. One of his passengers is Dr. Alex Friedman, a failed astrophysicist who has come to Las Vegas to speak at a UFO convention at the Planet Hollywood hotel.

Hall Pass (2011) Review

Hall Pass (2011) Review

Hall Pass (2011) Review

Hall Pass is a 2011 American comedy film produced and directed by the Farrelly brothers and co-written by them along with Pete Jones, the writer/director of Stolen Summer. It stars Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis.

Rick and Fred, two husbands who are having difficulty in their marriages, are given hall passes by their wives: for one week, they are allowed to have sex with other women.

It was theatrically released on February 25, 2011. The film received mixed critical reviews and was a moderate box office success by grossing over $83 million.

Best friends Rick and Fred are in stagnant marriages with their wives, Grace and Maggie. Rick and Fred miss their single days, so Grace and Maggie give them a "hall pass": a week during which they can have sex with other women.

Rick and Fred try to pick up women with their friends Gary, Flats, and Hog Head while Maggie and Grace decide they should get hall passes, too.

On day one of hall pass week, Rick and Fred decide to eat before going to a local bar but become too tired to stay.

On day two, they eat hash brownies and play golf but get too high and wreak havoc on the golf course.

Lockout (2012) Review

Lockout (2012) Review

Lockout (2012) Review

Lockout (also known as MS One: Maximum Security) is a 2012 French science fiction action film directed by James Mather and Stephen Saint Leger, and written by Mather, Saint Leger, and Luc Besson. It is both Mather and Saint Leger's feature directorial debuts.

The film stars Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Vincent Regan, Joe Gilgun, Lennie James and Peter Stormare.

The plot follows Snow (Pearce), a man framed for a crime he did not commit, who is offered his freedom in exchange for rescuing the President's daughter Emilie (Grace) from the orbital prison MS One, which has been taken over by its inmates, led by Alex (Regan) and his psychotic brother Hydell (Gilgun).

Principal photography took place in Belgrade, Serbia. It premiered on 7 April 2012 at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film, and was released on 13 April 2012 in North America and on 18 April 2012 in France.

A French court has ruled the film plagiarises the plot of the cult classic Escape from New York and its sequel, Escape from L.A..

The Ring Two (2005) Review

The Ring Two (2005) Review

The Ring Two (2005) Review

The Ring Two (stylized as the ring twO) is a 2005 American supernatural psychological horror film and a sequel to the 2002 film The Ring, which was a remake of the 1998 Japanese film Ringu. Hideo Nakata, director of the original Japanese film Ringu, on which the American versions are based, directed this film in place of Gore Verbinski.

The film was shot in Astoria, Oregon and Los Angeles, California. It was released on March 18, 2005, and although it was met by generally negative critical reception, it opened in the United States with a strong US$35 million its first weekend, more than doubling the opening weekend of The Ring.

Its final $76 million domestic gross was less than the original's $129 million, but it took $85 million internationally, for a total gross of $161 million.

It is the second installment in The Ring film series and was followed by Rings (2017).

300 (2006) Review

300 (2006) Review

300 is a 2006 American epic period action film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae within the Persian Wars.

The film was co-written and directed by Zack Snyder, while Miller served as executive producer and consultant. It was filmed mostly with a superimposition chroma key technique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book.

The plot revolves around King Leonidas (Gerard Butler), who leads 300 Spartans into battle against the Persian "God-King" Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his invading army of more than 300,000 soldiers.

As the battle rages, Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) attempts to rally support in Sparta for her husband. The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier Dilios (David Wenham).

Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300 within the genre of historical fantasy.

300 was released for the first time in Austin Butt-Numb-A-Thon on December 9, 2006, later released in Berlin International Film Festival on February 14, 2007, and finally released in both conventional and IMAX theaters in the United States on March 9, 2007, and on DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and HD DVD on July 31, 2007. Critics praised its visuals and style but criticised its depiction of the Persians, which some characterized as bigoted or Iranophobic.

The film grossed over $456 million, and the film's opening was the 24th-largest in box office history at the time. A sequel, titled Rise of an Empire, based on Miller's previously unpublished graphic novel prequel Xerxes, was released on March 7, 2014.

Vacation (2015) Review

Vacation (2015) Review

Vacation (2015) Review

Vacation is a 2015 American road comedy film written and directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (in their directorial debuts). It stars Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Beverly D'Angelo, and Chevy Chase. It is the fifth and final installment of the Vacation film series.

It is also the second not to carry the National Lampoon name after Vegas Vacation, and was released by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. on July 29, 2015. It grossed $104 million on a $31 million budget.

Rusty Griswold is now an adult working as a pilot for a low budget regional airline called Econo-Air, living in Suburban Chicago and shares a stale relationship with his wife Debbie and their two children, their shy and awkward 14-year-old son James, and their sadistic 12-year-old son Kevin.

The gloating from his friends Jack and Nancy Peterson about a family trip they had in Paris doesn't help his situation. He desires to relive the fun of his family vacations and holiday gatherings from his childhood.

These memories prompt him to abandon his family's annual trip to their cabin in Cheboygan, Michigan (which the rest of the family secretly hated) and instead drive cross country from Chicago to Walley World, just like he did with his parents and sister. For the trip, Rusty rents a Tartan Prancer, an ugly, over-complicated Albanian SUV.

The Call (2013) Review

The Call (2013) Review

The Call (2013) Review

The Call is a 2013 American psychological crime thriller film directed by Brad Anderson and written by Richard D'Ovidio.

The film stars Abigail Breslin as Casey Welson, a teenage girl kidnapped by a serial killer and Halle Berry as Jordan Turner, a 9-1-1 operator, still suffering emotionally from a prior botched 9-1-1 call, who receives Casey's call. Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, Michael Imperioli, and David Otunga also star.

The story was originally envisioned as a television series, but D'Ovidio later rewrote it as a feature film. Filming began in July 2012 and spanned a period of 25 days, with all scenes being shot in California, mainly Burbank and Santa Clarita.

A screening of The Call was held at the Women's International Film Festival hosted at the Regal South Beach theater on February 26, 2013. TriStar Pictures released it to theatres on March 15, 2013. Considered to be high-concept by many reviewers, the film proved a commercial success, grossing over $68 million against budget of $13 million.

Halle Berry was nominated for Choice Movie Actress in a Drama at the Teen Choice Awards and Best Actress at the BET Awards while the film itself received mixed reviews from critics, but praised Berry and Breslin's performances and the film's suspense.

The Incredible Hulk (2008) Review

The Incredible Hulk (2008) Review

The Incredible Hulk (2008) Review

The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character the Hulk. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Universal Pictures, it is the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

It was directed by Louis Leterrier from a screenplay by Zak Penn, and stars Edward Norton as Bruce Banner alongside Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, and William Hurt.

In the film, Bruce Banner becomes the Hulk as an unwitting pawn in a military scheme to reinvigorate the "Super-Soldier" program through gamma radiation. Banner goes on the run from the military while attempting to cure himself of the Hulk.

After the mixed reception to Universal's 2003 film Hulk, Marvel Studios reacquired the rights to the character though Universal retained distribution rights. Leterrier, who had expressed interest in directing Iron Man for Marvel, was brought onboard and Penn began work on a script that would be much closer to the comics and the 1978 television series of the same name.

In April 2007, Norton was hired to portray Banner and to rewrite Penn's screenplay. His script positioned the film as a reboot of the series, distancing it from the 2003 film to give the new version its own identity.

Norton was ultimately not credited for his writing. Filming took place from July to November 2007, primarily in Toronto, Canada, with additional filming in New York City and Rio de Janeiro. Over 700 visual effects shots were created in post-production using a combination of motion capture and computer-generated imagery to complete the film.

Dracula Untold (2014) Review

Dracula Untold (2014) Review

Dracula Untold (2014) Review

Dracula Untold is a 2014 American dark fantasy action-horror film directed by Gary Shore in his feature film debut and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.

A reboot of the Dracula film series, the plot creates an origin story for the titular character, rather than using the storyline of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel. In this adaptation, Dracula is the monster alter ego of historical figure Vlad III "the Impaler" Drăculea. Luke Evans portrays the title character, with Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Art Parkinson, and Charles Dance cast in supporting roles. Principal photography began in Northern Ireland on August 5, 2013.

Universal Pictures released the film in regular and IMAX cinemas on October 10, 2014. Dracula Untold grossed $217 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics, with many criticizing its story, inconsistent tone, and characters, but praising its performances and visual effects.

In 15th-century, Vlad Drăculea is the Prince of Wallachia and Transylvania. As a child, he was a royal ward in the palace of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and was trained to be a soldier in the Sultan's elite Janissaries corps, where he became their most feared warrior. He was called "Vlad the Impaler, Son of the Dragon", after slaughtering thousands by impaling them on spears, but became sickened by his own acts and abandoned his past.

Now ruling his domains in peace, Vlad and his soldiers discover a helmet in a stream and fear that an Ottoman scouting party is preparing the way for invasion. The stream leads to Broken Tooth Mountain, the top of which has a cave carpeted in crushed bone. Within the cave, they are attacked in the dark by an inhumanly strong and fast humanoid creature, killing Vlad's retinue.

Returning to his castle, Vlad learns from a local monk that the creature is a vampire, a Roman from the days of the Empire, who was tricked by a demon for personal success and great powers, but was trapped in the cave as price for this.

Vlad celebrates an Easter feast with his wife Mirena and son Îngeraș, when an Ottoman contingent arrives at the castle. Vlad offers them the usual tribute payment of silver coins, but the emissary wants an additional tribute of 1,000 boys to be trained as Janissaries. Vlad refuses. Mirena believes Vlad can convince Sultan Mehmed II to show mercy. Vlad offers himself in place of the boys; but Mehmed refuses and demands Vlad's son in addition.

Mission Impossible (1996) Review

Mission Impossible (1996) Review

Mission Impossible (1996) Review

Mission: Impossible is a 1996 American activity spy movie coordinated by Brian De Palma and created by and featuring Tom Cruise. A continuation of both the first TV arrangement of similar name and its restored spin-off arrangement (and set six years after the functions of the last show), it is the main portion in the Mission: Impossible film arrangement.

The plot follows Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his main goal to reveal the mole who has outlined him for the homicides of the greater part of his Impossible Missions Force (IMF) group.

Work on the content had started ahead of schedule with movie producer Sydney Pollack ready, before De Palma, Steven Zaillian, David Koepp, and Robert Towne were gotten. Mission: Impossible went into pre-creation without a shooting content: De Palma formulated a few activity successions, yet Koepp and Towne were disappointed with the story that hinted at those functions. U2 musicians Larry Mullen Jr. what's more, Adam Clayton delivered a move interpretation of the first signature music, which turned into a best ten hit in the US (accepting gold record affirmation) and six different nations and was assigned for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Mission: Impossible was a business achievement, in the long run turning into the third most noteworthy netting film of 1996 alongside a generally sure reaction from pundits. Its prosperity brought forth the Mission: Impossible film arrangement.