The KitchenDirector - Andrea BerloffCast - Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish, Margot Martindale, Domnhall GleesonRating - 1/5 Based on a comic book that you haven’t heard of and resembling something that Martin Scorsese might be offered by an overeager agent, The Kitchen is a charlatan operating under the guise of an original studio film. So devoted it is to the cliches of its genre, I half expected Bobby Cannavale to pop up every couple of minutes.It shares a near-identical premise to the recent Steve McQueen movie, Widows. In it, three wives of three mobsters are forced to fend for themselves when their husbands are arrested for their many crimes and put behind bars.Watch The Kitchen trailer here Instead of observing their newfound poverty as a wake-up call; a sign from above to re-route to the straight and narrow - they’ve lived on dirty money for the entirety of their married lives - the three ladies decide that … [Read more...] about The Kitchen movie review: A misguided Martin Scorsese rip-off that peddles faux-feminism. 1 star
Aamir Khan steps into Tom Hanks's shoes. Think it's a good fit? Tom Hanks may be the only actor who could have played the role, wrote the late legendary film critic Roger Ebert after watching Forest Gump in 1994. 25 years late, it's still hard to imagine any other actor balancing the character's child-like worldview and heartrending sentimentality like Hanks did. Bollywood doesn't think so. Ready or not, Aamir Khan is all set to star in its official remake called Lal Singh Chaddha. Winner of six Academy Awards in the Year of Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption, the original directed by Robert Zemeckis chronicles the sometimes maudlin, sometimes fanciful journey of its 75 IQed titular protagonist from boy to man. After playing a thug, a wrestler, an alien and Ranveer Singh's pug-faced pet, Bollywood's resident perfectionist is ready to invite comparisons with one of the most adored actors in the world: Tom Hanks.Often called India's own Tom Hanks (there's even a Facebook page of … [Read more...] about Meet Bollywood’s Forrest Gump
With just a week for the release of Rajinikanth's Kabali, the makers are going all out to cash in on the superstar's popularity. From planes to telecom companies to T-shirts, mobile cases, coffee mugs and innovative posters, Brand Rajinikanth is spreading like wildfire. One of the first to announce an association with Kabali was AirAsia, the low-cost Malaysian airline, who will ferry fans from Bengaluru to Chennai to catch the premier show on the day of release -- July 22. The special flight already has Rajinikanth's image from the film.Priced at Rs 7,860, the package will be inclusive of the flight ticket, movie ticket, an audio CD, breakfast, lunch and other Kabali merchandise. Bharti Airtel, the telecom company, who had partnered with the makers of Rajinikanth's Kochadaiiyaan in 2014, have joined this race to capitalise on Rajini mania. Airtel has launched Kabali recharge packs with unlimited 2G internet, Kabali Hello Tunes and Kabali branded SIM cards. Fans can also use the … [Read more...] about Brand Rajinikanth goes viral!
Hollywood star Pierce Brosnan says he was frustrated that his James Bond films weren’t “gritty and real”.The 63-year-old actor portrayed agent 007 in four films - Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day. In an interview with Total Film magazine, he said that he wishes the plots weren’t so outlandish.He said: “There was a certain frustration within me as the films went on, as I could see the world happening around me and the movies ... I wanted Bond to get a little more gritty and real and down and dirty, but however you try to nurse it along, the scripts would come along with the same outlandish scenarios.”The actor added: “So you go with the flow, and just enjoy the great experience of travelling the world and being this character. I had a great time on Die Another Day. There were things I read in the script that were so ridiculous, like the invisible car, but I just tried to … [Read more...] about Pierce Brosnan blasts his James Bond movies: There was a frustration within me
What's in a name? A lot, evidently, especially when it sounds musical. There have been a lot of instances, when film titles have been picked from hit songs. And the trend, Joginder Tuteja learns, is here to stay. Besides Ajay Devgn's De De Pyaar De, there are quite a few coming films, which get their titles from popular Bollywood songs. De De Pyaar De IMAGE: Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh in De De Pyaar De. Remember the chartbuster De De Pyaar De from Sharaabi? Amitabh Bachchan was clearly in his elements when he lip-synced to the song that remains popular till date. And it's no wonder that Ajay Devgn grabbed this song for Luv Ranjan's romcom with Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Photograph: Kind courtesy Sunny Deol/Instagram Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas from 1973's Blackmail will rank amongst the most melodious love songs ever. Back then, it was picturised on Dharmendra and Raakhee. Now, beta Sunny Deol will launch his son Karan Deol in a film with the same title. It's clearly … [Read more...] about When Hindi songs inspired movie titles!