Tuesday

Braveheart



Genre:
Drama | War


'Braveheart' is an action / drama movie based on the life of legendary Scottish hero William Wallace, the forefront of the First War of Scottish Independence by opposing Edward the Longshanks, King of England. The film was produced, directed and starred by Mel Gibson. It garnered several recognitions and won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director in 1995.

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Year Released : 1995

Summary:
The conflict between Wallace and Longshanks ignited when William's wife suffered and died from the cruel hands of the village Sheriff. The socio-political injustice that the people suffer from their government was the signal for his rebellion. With his fierce patriotism and determination, his fellow townsmen stand with him to bend the government and achieve territorial freedom.


Cast:
Mel Gibson
Sophie Marceau
Catherine McCormack
Patrick McGoohan
Angus Macfayden
Brendan Gleeson

Director:
Mel Gibson




MOVIE CRITIC REVIEWS & RATINGS:

• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 78% with an average score of 7.2/10
• RT Audience Score : 85% | Average rating : 3.8/5
• IMDB Ratings : 8.4 stars/10



"An explosive action movie...one of the most spectacular entertainments in years."
~ Caryn James (New York Times)

"There's no denying `Braveheart' is an eyeful. The battle scenes are staged with enough dramatic sweep to make De Mille envious. They have a gritty bite that helps keep `Braveheart' big and boldly handsome."
~ Peter Stack (San Francisco Chronicle)

"Many movies deal with battlefield heroics. Few seriously attempt to define heroism."
~ John Hartl (Seattle Times)

Wednesday

Transformers



Genre:
Sci-Fi | Adventure


The Transformers (Filmography):


The Transformers was first introduced by Hasbro, an American toy and game company in 1984. Since then, the kids and the young-at-hearts are very much hooked on the franchise because of its cool robot-vehicle transforming machines. It gained more popularity when the animated TV series Transformers Generation 1 was released on the same year.

The Transformers franchise expanded from a collection of action figures to cartoons, then comics to video games. In 2007, the fanatics rejoiced as the Dreamworks Pictures announced a release of a full length live-action movie that will feature Autobots and Decepticons. A dream come true for those who grew up with the hero robots like Optimus Prime and BumbleBee.

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The first Transformers live-action movie (2007) was directed by Michael Bay and produced by equally popular producer, Steven Spielberg. The movie stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Voight, John Turturro, and Hugo Weaving (voice of Megatron) and Peter Cullen (voice of Optimus Prime).

The movie is definitely action-packed, bringing along intense fight scenes between Autobots and Decepticons. With the help of CGI or Computer-generated imagery, everybody will be astounded by what they will see on screen. The battle between the Autobots and Decepticons will leave viewers drained but cheering.

The Transformers movie is not only about gigantic robots. Surprisingly, it has uplifting messages hidden behind it plot. The movie teaches us to fight for what is right and to stand against the evil things that surrounds us.




MOVIE CRITIC REVIEWS & RATINGS:

• Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer): 57% with an average score of 5.8/10
• RT Audience Score : 86% | Average rating : 4.1/5
• IMDB Ratings : 7.2 stars/10


"There is so much action packed into every second of Transformers that by the time it's over, you may be tempted to go outside and give the box office another 10 bucks."
~ Elizabeth Weitzman (New York Daily News)

"Transformers has some of the best action sequences you'll see all summer."
~ Desson Thomson (Washington Post)

"When Transformers is going strong early on, it's the grandest -- in every sense of the word -- entertainment in years."
~ Brian Marder (Hollywood.com)