Author: Treason

Blue Ruin (2013) _ Killer Thriller

An Indie Film isn’t water under the bridge; it isn’t just a movie which is construed as a limited budgeted venture without big shot production houses at its helm. When one hears the term “Indie” one is instantaneously thrown off course. Watch BLUE RUIN and it will forever change the way one perceives Indies. Let me throw a few titles at you. THE DESCENT, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, MEMENTO, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, MEAN STREETS & THE TERMINATOR are some of the most stringent budgeted productions seen in the past decades. BLUE RUIN does not have an A-List director to its name as some of the titles mentioned above. Instead Jeremy Sauliner can be considered an amateur with comparison to Nolan, Scorsese or Cameron. But still BLUE RUIN is one of the most absurdly intense and realistic movies of 2014.  Slow oFf the blocks BLUE RUIN progresses at a slow pace focusing on the mysterious growth of the troubled Dwight who is baffled at the news that the murderer of his parents is being released from prison.  The psychological imbalance and the struggle with acceptance is too darn realistic that for a moment Dwight isn’t Macon Blairs work, instead Dwight is as real as it gets. What happens to a man who holds another man at gunpoint for the first time? He hesitates, he doubts himself, he is...

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Non-Stop (2014)

Yet another must watch: An early release in 2014 finally has come out on Blu -Ray. NON-STOP starring Liam Neeson is an action/thriller based on an ordinary day in the life of Air Marshall Bill Marks. On a routine transatlantic trip Agent Marks receives a series of mysterious text messages.  Text messages that claim that there will be a death every 20 minutes onboard the aircraft until 150 million dollars is transferred to an unknown bank account. The identity of the sender in unknown. The Air Marshal is certain that the sender is onboard. The only viable clue he has is that sender of the text messages has access to a mobile phone. Everyone onboard is suspect! Unlike his hit thriller blockbuster TAKEN this mission does not unfold comfortably. The Neeson we see who is very much in control and always with a plan in his famous thrillers struggles onboard. This alone makes NON-STOP even more intriguing. I kept telling myself that one will not expect anything less from a Neeson movie and one would not have expected the change in dynamic in the flow of the plot. Phenomenally written the plot in NON-STOP isn’t rocket science, in fact the movie on its own is plain and simple. It’s how the flow of suspense and thrills is concocted and put on screen that I find whimsical. Many movies have...

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Godzilla (2014)

How many GODZILLA movies has there been? I for one have no clue. Never have I watched one either to draw comparison. What did I feel about this beast unleashed on the wide screen? It’s plain and simple; it’s entertaining but it’s nothing out of the ordinary apart from the fact of the Monsters. It will be forgotten by the end of the summer but while you watch it, it’s not that bad. There is nothing insane in this movie. Frankly to begin with I was quite disappointed when I saw the first monster on screen. Although not having...

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014)

A top contender for the number one spot this summer, 5th installment of the X-Men franchise and the 3rd movie with Bryan Singer at helm as director; X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST in all forms of the word is exploding through the seams with nothing but blockbuster brilliance.The summer has just begun and movies thus far have not failed to impress and entertain the audience. I will refrain from placing all my eggs in one basket and side with X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST as the best movie of the summer since we are yet to witness TRANSFORMERS :AGE OF EXTINCTION, EDGE OF TOMORROW,DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE EXPENDABLES 3 & HERCULES to name a few. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST once again turns to Hugh Jackman (Since the 3rd Movie) as the Man/Wolf Mutant has been doing well with his own movie franchise. This choice is wise. This choice works. This choice gives us the strongest screenplay in the franchise with a story line that is guaranteed to blow away your senses and leave one thrilled and convinced that this is best script written thus far for Professor Xavier and his students. Set in the future (2023) the X-Men are faced with the greatest challenge ever; The Sentinels. Created by man as a defense mechanism against the mutant race, these machines go beyond expectation hunting...

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Gravity (2013)

Contains Spoilers! 10 nominations for the big showdown at the Academy Awards in 2014 GRAVITY deserves them all but one. The idea of having this movie nominated for the category of the Best Motion Picture of the Year is clearly overrating this motion picture. This movie is great but not that good to stand alongside all the other titles that have made the nomination cut. Maybe the concept of “Life in space is impossible” was an intriguing theme to many a viewer that this movie clearly has made it to the top. This was all that I was thinking the entire 91 minutes; I mean the movie was great … but come on!! This aint Oscar Nominee material. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), Mission Commander Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) and Sharif (Phaldut Sharma) for some reason is outside their space ship trying to rectify a matter which is absolutely irrelevant to the plot when they are caught in the middle of a astro-debris shower which destroy the spaceship they were on killing all its crew except Ryan and Matt (What a surprise- Now I didn’t see that coming). Floating in space without any clue as to where she is Ryan cries for help only to be rescued by Matt and his jetpack. Matt and Ryan make their way to the ISS (International Space Station) which conveniently happens to be...

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