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And just for info- Gravity stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.
It will be released in U.S. on November 21, 2012 as of now.
Plot synopsis- In Earth’s orbit, satellite debris hits a space station, destroying most of it and killing all but two astronauts, Ryan Stone (Bullock) and Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). The remaining astronauts fight for survival and their homecoming
Satyam, even if u don’t make this as a separate post, do check these out
Trailer of Japanese film “Hara-kiri : Death of a Samurai”. It is releasing/has released in U.S.A. this May. Directed by the biggest Japanese director today- Takeshi Miike (who also made the famous game show Takeshi’s Castle)
Plot- From legendary filmmaker Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Audition) comes a classic tale of love, honour and revenge amidst the fall of the Samurai in 17th Century Japan. Seeking a noble end, poverty-stricken Samurai Hanshiro requests to commit ritual suicide at the House of Li, run by headstrong Kageyu. But after being told a tragic story of another Samurai’s agonizing suicide, that of Hanshiro’s close friend Motome, Hanshiro sets in a motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of this feudal lord.
Also here is the trailer of Chinese 3d Wuxia film directed by legendary Tsui Hark (Once Upon A Time In China, Detective Dee and Phantom Lee) and starring Jet Li- “Flying Sword of The Dragon Gate”
And this one is for all thriller fans like Ami- it’s a Norwegian thriller which is getting rave review every where. it released today in USA.
The film is “Headhunters”
Plot– Film follows the story of Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway’s most accomplished headhunter. He steals art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle until the day he discovers something which makes him a hunted man…
And I saw this one a month back and loved it.It released in India this week- the trailer of Indonesian film which has set new benchmark in action:-”The Raid : Redemption”- it has been lauded everywhere and is getting a high rating at imdb and rotten tomatoes
The film features the Indonesian martial art form Pencak Silat
Director- Gareth Evans. Stars- Iko Uwais
Plot-Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building’s lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the sixth floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city’s worst to survive their mission.
Satyam, trailer of joseph gordon levitt starrer ‘premium rush’- gordon-levitt and michael shannon-directed by david koepp- plot- The film centers on a New York City ‘bicycle’ messenger ( Joseph Gordon-Levitt ) who picks up an envelope from Columbia University . A dirty cop ( Michael Shannon ), desperate to get his hands on the envelope, chases the bicycle messenger around the city.- USA release date- august 2012- link- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYDIw4ZnecM
Looper- In a futuristic gangland,a killer(Gordon-Levitt)works for a mob in Kansas in the year 2042 as a “Looper”,where he kills and disposes of people who are sent by their employers known as “Gat Men” from Shanghai in the year 2072.Loopers like himself are well paid on the terms that the target must never escape.When one target arrives however he recognizes the victim(Willis) as himself and hesitates,allowing his older self to escape.The resulting failure of his job causes the Gat Men to come after him
trailer of Merryl Streep starrer rom-com “Hope Springs”- stars Merryl Streep, Tommy Lee- Jones and Steve Carell- USA release date- Aug 10,2012- plot- After 30 years of marriage, Maeve (streep) and Arnold Soames (lee jones) attend intense marriage counselling from Dr. Bernie Fields (carell).-link- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfK8DF0AdRw
trailer of joseph gordon levitt starrer ‘premium rush’- gordon-levitt and michael shannon-directed by david koepp-
plot- The film centers on a New York City ‘bicycle’ messenger ( Joseph Gordon-Levitt ) who picks up an envelope from Columbia University . A dirty cop ( Michael Shannon ), desperate to get his hands on the envelope, chases the bicycle messenger around the city.- USA release date- august 2012-
stars- joseph gordon-levitt, bruce willis, emily blunt. director- rian johnson (brick)
Plot- In a futuristic gangland,a killer(Gordon-Levitt)works for a mob in Kansas in the year 2042 as a “Looper”,where he kills and disposes of people who are sent by their employers known as “Gat Men” from Shanghai in the year 2072.Loopers like himself are well paid on the terms that the target must never escape.When one target arrives however he recognizes the victim(Willis) as himself and hesitates,allowing his older self to escape.The resulting failure of his job causes the Gat Men to come after him
Trailer of highly acclaimed German film “Death of a Superhero” starring Andy Serkis
Plot- Donald is a teenager with extraordinary artistic talents. His future as a graphic novel artist should be bright. As his life is consumed by fantastic daydreams, Donald soon discovers that a very real enemy is trying to kill him. With an unorthodox psychologist teaching Donald to find the light in life in an otherwise dark world, DEATH OF A SUPERHERO tells the story of discovering life, love, and death in this exceptionally honest portrayal of a teenage boy facing his own mortality.
Directed by Ian FitzGibbon (PERRIER’S BOUNTY) and based on the novel by internationally acclaimed author Anthony McCarten, DEATH OF A SUPERHERO stars Andy Serkis (THE RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (LOVE ACTUALLY, NOWHERE BOY, BRIGHT STAR), and Michael McElhatton (ALBERT NOBBS).
Trailer of Samuel Jackson’s new film “The Samaritan”
After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter’s life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.
““I was stunned, absolutely floored,” he says. “I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time.”
I was already pumped for this but this is a pretty impressive vote of confidence!
Sometimes an ‘atypical’ performance does more for an actor
‘Descendants’ seemed shallow and superficial to me, to begin with..
But it has a slowly growing ‘lingering’ quality
And the most ‘Un-Clooney’ perfomance turned out to be his best probably…
Ps: like the ‘gravity’ genre–will watch it .
Agree with the ‘bumpy ride’ bit Maggie lol
The Oscar vibe is already in the air as well for this one
Ps: folks –unsure how are we hearing ‘explosions’ in outer space in zero gravity –guess when Hollywood does it, has to be ‘authentic’..
There’s been unqualified praise for this everywhere. I already have my tickets for IMAX 3D. Between Besharam and this it wasn’t exactly a hard choice!
NYT on Gravity:
Between Earth and Heaven
‘Gravity’ Stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney
“Life in space is impossible.” That stark statement of scientific fact is one of the first things to appear on screen in “Gravity,” but before long, it is contradicted, or at least complicated. As our eyes (from behind 3-D glasses) adjust to the vast darkness, illuminated by streaks of sunlight refracted through the Earth’s atmosphere, we detect movement that is recognizably human and hear familiar voices. Those tiny figures bouncing around on that floating contraption — it looks like a mobile suspended from a child’s bedroom ceiling — are people. Scientists. Astronauts. Movie stars. (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in spacesuits, as Mission Specialist Ryan Stone and Mission Commander Matt Kowalski; Ed Harris, unseen and unnamed, as “Houston” down below).
The defiance of impossibility is this movie’s theme and its reason for being. But the main challenge facing the director, Alfonso Cuarón (who wrote the script with his son Jonás), is not visualizing the unimaginable so much as overcoming the audience’s assumption that we’ve seen it all before. After more than 50 years, space travel has lost some of its luster, and movies are partly to blame for our jadedness. It has been a long time since a filmmaker conjured the awe of “2001: A Space Odyssey” or the terror of “Alien” or captured afresh the spooky wonder of a trip outside our native atmosphere.
Mr. Cuarón succeeds by tethering almost unfathomably complex techniques — both digital and analog — to a simple narrative. “Gravity” is less a science-fiction spectacle than a Jack London tale in orbit. The usual genre baggage has been jettisoned: there are no predatory extraterrestrials, no pompous flights of allegory, no extravagant pseudo-epic gestures. Instead, there is a swift and buoyant story of the struggle for survival in terrible, rapidly changing circumstances. Cosmic questions about our place in the universe are not so much avoided as subordinated to more pressing practical concerns. How do you outrun a storm of debris? Launch a landing module without fuel? Decipher an instruction manual in Russian or Chinese?
It has recently been observed that not all of the film’s answers to these questions are strictly accurate. The course that Stone and Kowalski plot from the Hubble Space Telescope to the International Space Station would apparently not be feasible in real life. (On the other hand, I was relieved to learn that a fire extinguisher really can serve as a makeshift zero-G jetpack. Not a spoiler, just a word to the wise.) Surely, though, the standard for a movie like this one is not realism but coherence. Every true outlaw has a code. The laws of physics are no exception, and Mr. Cuarón violates them with ingenious and exuberant rigor.
The accidental explosion of a communications satellite silences Houston and, what’s worse, sends a blizzard of shrapnel hurtling toward the astronauts. Quite a bit goes wrong. Straps connecting astronauts to the relative security of their spacecraft are severed. Parachute lines foul engines. Fires break out inside vessels, and stuff outside is smashed to pieces. Not everyone survives. All of it — terrifyingly and marvelously — evades summary and confounds expectations. You have to see it to believe it.
And what you see (through the exquisitely observant lenses of the great cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki) defies easy description. Stone and Kowalski’s orbital path is perched between the inky infinite and the green, cloud-swept face of home. The perspective is dazzling and jarring, and Mr. Cuarón allows a few moments of quiet, contemplative beauty to punctuate the busy, desperate activity of staying alive. Kowalski, generally an irreverent joker, pauses to savor the sun over the Ganges, and you may find yourself picking out other geographical details. Look, there’s Italy, and the Nile Valley. These reference points are as unsettling as they are reassuring, because they are glimpsed from a vantage point that is newly and profoundly alien.
That sense of estrangement owes a lot to Mr. Cuarón’s use of 3-D, which surpasses even what James Cameron accomplished in the flight sequences of “Avatar.” More than that film (and more than“Hugo” or “How to Train Your Dragon” or any other high-quality recent specimens), “Gravity” treats 3-D as essential to the information it wants to share. The reason for that is summed up in the title, which names an obvious missing element. Nothing in the movie — not hand tools or chess pieces, human bodies or cruise-ship-size space stations — rests within a stable vertical or horizontal plane. Neither does the movie itself, which in a little more than 90 minutes rewrites the rules of cinema as we have known them.
But maybe not quite all of them, come to think of it. The script is, at times, weighed down by some heavy screenwriting clichés. Some are minor, like the fuel gauge that reads full until the glass is tapped, causing the arrow to drop. More cringe-inducing is the tragic back story stapled to Stone, a doctor on her first trip into orbit. We would care about her even without the haunting memory of a dead child, who inspires a maudlin monologue and a flight of orchestral bathos in Steven Price’s otherwise canny and haunting score.
I will confess that the first time I saw “Gravity,” I found its talkiness annoying. Not just Ms. Bullock’s perky-anxious soliloquizing, but also Mr. Clooney’s gruff, regular-guy wisecracking. Doesn’t Stone say her favorite thing about space is the silence?
But a second viewing changed my mind a bit. It’s not that the dialogue improved — it will not be anyone’s favorite part of the movie — but rather that its relation to that silence became clearer. Stone and Kowalski jabber on, to themselves and each other and to Houston “in the blind,” partly to keep the terror of their situation at bay, to fight the overwhelming sense of how tiny and insignificant they are in the cosmos.
This assertion of identity is ridiculous and also, for that very reason, affecting. For all of Mr. Cuarón’s formal wizardry and pictorial grandeur, he is a humanist at heart. Much as “Gravity” revels in the giddy, scary thrill of weightlessness, it is, finally, about the longing to be pulled back down onto the crowded, watery sphere where life is tedious, complicated, sad and possible
yes of course! I’d missed this but someone mentioned here that Shankar-Jaikishen were credited for this. SRK apparently found this very funny. Next week he’s using Nehru’s Tryst with Destiny speech somewhere. His supporters will then attack Nehru for plagiarism.
superb piece, especially on Clooney. I’d written the following on Clooney a few years back:
“and here I should also add specially for those who think I use ideological excuses to support certain Hindi film stars and not others well Clooney is a classic example of the very same. I have great admiration for his ‘project’ in terms of a movie career and the way in which he splits the difference. And because I’ve also seen a number of his interviews his commitment to this project becomes that much more clear. doesn’t mean that he’s doing phenomenal movies or anything but I like the tone of his middle of the road stuff. As well as the fact that even when he does genre cinema for the box office he tries to keep things a little more intelligent. Over the last half decade or more his career shows a certain ‘navigation’ which is significant. It’s not like he’s a Leo who’s getting some of the choicest directors/projects around. He’s obviously not regarded highly enough as an actor to get those. But for that matter even DiCaprio has avoided the low hanging fruit of rom-com and so on. He’s taken some time but he’s slowly built his way up to his current status in the post-Titanic years. However a Clooney always has to be ‘smarter’ than a Depp or a Di Caprio or a Brad Pit. for the obvious reasons. And again he is Aamir-like in the sense that he’s understood the ins and outs of the Hollywood system better than anyone else. At least according to Pitt (though also I’ve heard some others suggest as much). So in the final analysis and looking at all the contexts I tend to cut him a great deal of slack. I also cheer his box office success whenever and wherever he gets it irrespective of whether I’m a great supporter of the films or not.”
So I might be a bit less ‘idealistic’ about Clooney’s choices than Rangan is. Having said that I would concede that my comment itself requires some correction today and Clooney perhaps has gone more in the direction of Rangan’s description than not though this is entirely consonant with his ability to play the system in certain ways. Not that there’s anything wrong with this.
Gravity is surely the film of the year and I will be watching it soon with interest and attention. But just because the film and everyone-everything associated with it has become the ‘chosen one(s)’ for all accolades of all sorts -earned and incidental, does not mean that one shouldn’t assess it openly
I came across Tyson’s criticism about gravity. While most big/liked films, do invite such scrutiny, some of it does deserve attention here—
If there’s one man of science you do not want to mess with, it’s Neil deGrasse Tyson. With over 1 million followers on twitter @neiltyson, Tyson is a brilliant astrophysicist who often tweets scientific accuracies and mesmerizing facts about our universe. So, of course, we can’t be surprised that he caught Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity over the weekend and had some things to say about it. Not necessarily nice things, instead, Tyson lists a bunch of “mysteries of #Gravity” questioning its scientific accuracy. But he does say after: “if you must know, I enjoyed Gravity very much.” Phew. So, what did they get wrong? Read on for all his mysteries.
Despite Cuarón’s meticulous attention to detail with the micro-gravity and zero-G environment portrayed in Gravity, there are still some major plot holes, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson. At least he mentions one aspect of the movie that is accurate – it depicts “catastrophic satellite destruction that can actually happen.” Freaky. A number of scientific debates have already began in our own Sound Off post, but these will spur discussion. Here are the many tweets he wrote Sunday night questioning some of the moments in Gravity:
Do check out some tweets by Tyson in this link!!!
Yeah even if u are a cuaron/clooney fanboy…
Satyam-’Enjoyment’ is fine anddlegitimate and somethign to be embraced.
But let’s not get carried away like most ‘discerning’ viewers
When there’s a case being made for
“Taking scientific knowledge (forget cinema!) to the next frontier (as if all astrophysicists are sitting with pen n paper making educational notes whilst watching gravity!!) it’s important to introduce certain ‘facts’!!!
Btw just checked one tweet
“Mysteries of #Gravity: Astronaut Clooney informs medical doctor Bullock what happens medically during oxygen deprivation.
6:23 AM – 7 Oct 2013″
Perhaps ‘Dr’ Bullock was like some (female) ‘doctors’ here who are more conversant with the violent fetish of Tarantino than ‘oxygen deprivation’
Finally got to see this last night. Speechless and mind blowing obviously.
But it sets one thinking: The threat of space debris is real (eg, that Chinese self-destroyed satellite debris knocking off a Russian nano satellite back in January). If indeed there is an event of large magnitude, we earthlings will surely be turned back at least 50 yrs. No more cell, dishTV, phone service, internet (no more Satyamshot then!!). The first thought that came to mind after watching Gravity, was of stocking up my basement with some canned food and ammo.
actually if the earth got hit by the right asteroid or meteor fragment or something the entire planet would be destroyed or at least made uninhabitable. Many scientists speculate that this was the event responsible for dinosaur extinction 65m years ago. Once dinosaurs dominated the planet the way mammals do today. The question is: what happened to cause this kind of extinction? there are a number of theories but the most plausible one is that an asteroid or something struck the earth creating a global tsunami about 100 km in height. Submerged the planet but beyond this also blotted out the sunlight for 6 months or more destroying all kinds of plant life and so forth. A truly apocalyptic event. This sort of thing always remains a possibility. We see these kinds of scenarios played out in Hollywood but it’s true that if we could even detect such an event before it happened we probably wouldn’t be able to do anything to stop it. In many ways returning to a ‘stone age’ is itself a fantasy because in such a circumstance there would be nothing or no one left to return to!
I was thinking more in terms of a communication blackout caused by ‘man-made’ space debris resulting in obliteration of several satellites as depicted in the movie. US, Russia and China have previously blown up their own non-functional spy satellites with missiles launched from earth. Actually, any country with ICBM’s can blow up a satellite whenever they want. ISRO has already claimed that they can do the same after the Chinese did it in 2007. The Chinese were heavily criticized for causing thousands of particles of debris left floating in space. And one of those particles indeed compromised a Russian satellite in Jan this year. It was also reported that this Chinese space debris flotilla came very close to the International Space Station last year.
In the movie, almost every man-made space object up there gets obliterated. But they do not get into the obvious communication blackout happening down at earth due to all those satellite blowups. Given that such an event has already happened on a smaller scale, a total communication disaster caused by a small man-made accident is a very real probability.