The Matrix (1999) Review

The Matrix is a 1999 American sci-fi activity movie composed and coordinated by the Wachowskis, and created by Joel Silver. It stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano and is the main portion in the Matrix establishment. It portrays a tragic future where mankind is accidentally caught inside a reproduced reality, the Matrix, made by shrewd machines to occupy people while utilizing their bodies as a fuel source.

At the point when software engineer Thomas Anderson, under the programmer nom de plume "Neo", reveals reality, he "is brought into an insubordination to the machines" alongside others who have been liberated from the Matrix.

The Matrix is a case of the cyberpunk subgenre of sci-fi. The Wachowskis' way to deal with activity scenes was affected by Japanese movement and combative techniques films, and the film's utilization of battle choreographers and wire fu methods from Hong Kong activity film impacted ensuing Hollywood activity film creations.

The film promoted an enhanced visualization known as "projectile time", in which the uplifted view of specific characters is spoken to by permitting the activity inside a shot to advance in moderate movement while the camera seems to travel through the scene at typical speed, permitting the accelerated developments of specific characters to be seen regularly. While a few pundits have adulated the film for its treatment of troublesome subjects, others have said the more profound topics are to a great extent dominated by its activity scenes.

The Matrix was first delivered in the United States on March 31, 1999, and netted over $460 million around the world. It was generally welcomed by numerous pundits and won four Academy Awards, just as different honors, including BAFTA Awards and Saturn Awards. The Matrix was adulated for its creative enhanced visualizations, activity groupings, cinematography and amusement esteem. The film is viewed as among the best sci-fi movies ever, and was added to the National Film Registry for protection in 2012.

The achievement of the movie prompted the arrival of two component movie continuations in 2003, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, which were likewise composed and coordinated by the Wachowskis, and delivered by Joel Silver. The Matrix establishment was additionally extended through the creation of comic books, computer games and enlivened short movies, with which the Wachowskis were intensely included. The establishment has likewise enlivened books and speculations developing a portion of the strict and philosophical thoughts suggested in the movies. A fourth film is planned for discharge on December 22, 2021.

Babylon A.D. (2008) Review

It was released on 29 August 2008 in the United States. It is an international co-production between France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
In a dystopian 2027, Russian mobster Gorsky (Depardieu) hires the mercenary Toorop (Diesel) to bring a young woman known only as Aurora (Thierry) from Europe to New York City.
Gorsky gives Toorop a variety of weapons and a subdermally implanted UN passport. Toorop, the girl, and her guardian Sister Rebeka (Yeoh), travel from the Noelite Convent in Kyrgyzstan to reach New York via Russia.
Unlike in the technologically advanced U.S., war and terrorist activity have transformed Russia's cities into dangerous, overpopulated slums. The stress of humanity's situation causes Aurora to act out in strange ways and display clairvoyance abilities.
On one such occasion, Aurora, seemingly for no reason, panics and runs from a crowded train station, just before it explodes in a terrorist attack.
The protagonists must also evade an unknown group of mercenaries claiming to have been sent by Aurora's supposedly dead father. Later, they board a submarine that carries refugees to Canada. To avoid satellite detection, the submarine abandons and shoots some refugees. Aurora, infuriated by the loss of life, operates the 30-year-old submarine without training.
Sister Rebeka tells Toorop that Aurora could speak nineteen different languages by the age of two, and always seems to know things she has never learned. Three months before leaving with Toorop, she began acting differently. This occurred after a Noelite doctor administered a pill. The doctor told her to go to New York City and arranged for Toorop to escort them.

Morning Glory (2010) Review

Morning Glory is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Roger Michell and written by Aline Brosh McKenna.
Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum, the film tells the story of an upstart television producer who accepts the challenge of reviving a morning show program with warring co-hosts.
Morning Glory was released in theaters on November 10, 2010 by Paramount Pictures. It received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $60 million against a $40 million budget.
Aspiring news producer Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) has dreamed since childhood of working for the Today show, but her dedication to her career is off-putting to potential suitors.
She is laid off from her job at Good Morning New Jersey, and her mother advises her to give up her dream before it becomes an embarrassment. Becky perseveres, and receives a call from IBS News, which is seeking a producer for its struggling national morning show, DayBreak.

How Do You Know (2010) Review

How Do You Know is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks and starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Paul Rudd, and Jack Nicholson (in his last feature film role to date).
It was the third film to feature Witherspoon and Rudd following 1998’s Overnight Delivery and 2009’s Monsters vs. Aliens. The film was shot in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.. How Do You Know was released theatrically on December 17, 2010, and was a box office bomb, grossing $49 million against a $120 million budget. It received generally negative reviews.
Softball player Lisa Jorgenson begins dating Matty Reynolds, a pitcher for the Washington Nationals. She also receives an intriguing phone call from a young executive, George Madison, who was advised by a friend of Lisa's to give her a call. George calls out of politeness because he wants to explain that his relationship with his girlfriend has just become more serious.
But life takes an abrupt turn for the worse for George when he suddenly finds himself the target of a federal criminal investigation for corporate malfeasance at a company run by his father, Charles Madison. George is fired from his job and abandoned by the company, with the exception of his father and his pregnant secretary, Annie.
Still reeling from this blow, George goes to his girlfriend for sympathy and is stunned when she immediately breaks up with him. Lisa is devastated when she is left off the Team USA roster. On a whim, George calls again to invite Lisa to lunch and she accepts.
It turns out to be a disaster; George is so overwhelmed with his troubles that Lisa eventually asks that they just eat in silence, and they part ways not expecting to see one another again. Unsure what to do next, Lisa moves in with Matty, who has a penthouse in the same upscale building where George's father lives. Matty is rich, well-meaning and fun, but is also immature and insensitive, and continues to have casual affairs with other women.

David (2013) Review

David is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language crime drama film directed by Bejoy Nambiar, starring Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Vinay Virmani in the title role, alongside Tabu, Monica Dogra, Lara Dutta and Isha Sharvani. An altered version with the same title David featuring a slightly different cast was simultaneously shot in Tamil.
The plot revolves around the lives of three different men named David, who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever. Both the Hindi and Tamil versions were released on 1 February 2013.
London, 1975: 30-year-old David (Neil Nitin Mukesh) works for Iqbal Ghani, a dreaded Mafia don who controls London's Muslim community through his illegal activities. David is Ghani's protege who is poised to take over the empire one day as Ghani's son is a spoilt, playful brat.
David is in love with Ghani's ward, Noor and promises to marry her. Things take a turn when two undercover RAW agents come to London to expose Ghani's ties to religious extremists in India.
While trying to take David down, the agents reveal to him that his mother was Ghani's mistress and might have killed his father to be with him. David's loyalty towards his master is tested even more when Noor is forcefully married off to Ghani's son to hide the fact he is gay even though she is pregnant with David's son.
When the RAW agents finally manage to get close to Ghani, they assassinate not only him but David as well to keep their mission a secret from the British authorities.

Chronicle (2012) Review

Chronicle is a 2012 American found footage superhero film directed by Josh Trank and with a screenplay by Max Landis from a story by Trank and Landis.
It follows three Seattle high school seniors, bullied Andrew (Dane DeHaan), his cousin Matt (Alex Russell), and more popular Steve (Michael B. Jordan), who form a bond after gaining telekinetic powers from an unknown object. They first use their abilities for fun and games until Andrew turns to darker purposes.
Chronicle premiered at the Gérardmer Film Festival on January 28, 2012. It was released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on February 1, 2012, and in the United States on February 3, 2012.
The film grossed $126.6 million at the international box office, against a budget of $12 million. The film received generally positive reviews with praise for the premise, and received a nomination for Best Science Fiction Film at the 39th Saturn Awards.
Friendless Seattle teenager Andrew Detmer endures frequent abuse from bullies and his alcoholic father Richard, while also coping with his loving mother, Karen, who is dying of cancer.
He begins to videotape his life. His cousin, Matt Garetty, invites him to a party to help him mingle, but this fails as his filming causes an altercation with an attendee who throws his drink in Andrew's face. Popular student Steve Montgomery finds a crying Andrew outside the party, and asks him to record a large hole they have found in the woods. A drunken Steve and Matt enter, and Andrew reluctantly joins.
The trio head through a small tunnel before discovering a glowing crystalline object, which causes inexplicable phenomena as they approach it. As the object begins to react violently, the camera shorts out.

War Dogs (2016) Review

War Dogs is a 2016 American partly biographical partly fictional dark comedy-crime film directed by Todd Phillips and written by Phillips, Jason Smilovic and Stephen Chin, based on a 2011 Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson, as well as Efraim Diveroli's 2016 memoir Once a Gun Runner as outlined in an ongoing lawsuit. Lawson then wrote a 2015 book, Arms and the Dudes, detailing the story.
The film follows two arms dealers, Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, who receive a U.S. Army contract to supply ammunitions for the Afghan National Army worth approximately $300 million.
The film is heavily fictionalized and dramatized, and some of its events, such as the duo driving through Iraq, were either invented or based on other events, such as screenwriter Stephen Chin's own experiences.
The film stars Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Ana de Armas, and Bradley Cooper, who also co-produced. Filming began on March 2, 2015 in Romania. The film premiered in New York City on August 3, 2016 and was theatrically released by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 19, 2016.
It received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $86 million. Hill received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance.