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Doctor Strange Movie Review – Discovering the unexplored dimensions of this Multiverse…!

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Movie: Doctor Strange                                            Release Year: 2016

Country: U.S.A                                                       Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy

Movie Review “Doctor Strange”-2016:

Directed by Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange is a 2016 Hollywood film based on the famous comic character of 1960s-70s. The film has an impressive cast that includes:

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange (The main protagonist)

Rachel McAdams as Dr. Christine Palmer

Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo (Dr. Strange’s Partner and Teacher)

Benedict Wong as Wong

Tilda Swinton as (The Ancient One, Sorcerer Supreme Protecting the earth from other world’s harms)

Mads Mikkelsen as Kaecilius (Main Villain former disciple of The Ancient One)

Michael Giacchino has given the music and Ben Davis is the cinematographer of Doctor Strange. The film deserves all the accolades for the use of latest technology. You will get the best experience of it watching at IMAX. Although, I watched in normal 3D and really enjoyed it. The editing is awesome and all the fighting and chasing sequences are just a treat to you eyes. The opening scene sets the tone for what you will get to see in the next two hours. It is one of the best scenes of the film.

The background score is just perfect what we expect in a superhero movie. One goes to see a fantasy film to get entertained and Doctor Strange offers plenty of it. With Benedict Cumberbatch there is a subtle humor in it too that makes us laugh promptly.

Coming to acting as you can expect with seasoned actors in the movie Doctor Strange has quality acting. The roles are very defined for each character. I loved Benedict and Tilda, the most among all. These two British actors have proven once again why they are as good as anyone in the industry. Rachel at 37, is still as cute and charming as she was a decade ago. Mads Mikkelsen too has done a good job, so as Chiwetel Ejiofor with his great dialogues. And last, but not the least Dr. Strange’s “Cloak of Levitation” adds more charm to his personality.

Storyline:

Dr. Stephen Strange is a world-famous Neurosurgeon, he is a good man who loves living a king size life, but is full of arrogance and proud. He meets an accident that makes his hand “kind of paralyzed”. Despite, all the treatments he is unable to recover fully. Then, he came to know about a man who recovered from a serious (incurable) spinal cord history. His searches for him and asks his secret.

This leads him to Kamar-Ta in Kathmandu, Nepal. There he meets Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who leads him to Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One). Here, Doctor Strange discovers secrets and powers that he was unaware of or he never believed in. Being a bright student he learns quickly and more than he was supposed to. Al this makes him inevitably to become a part of an age-old war between Dormammu (The Dark Lord/Dark Dimension) and the saviors of earth.  With Kaecilius, in possession of something that can destroy earth Doctor Strange has little time to prevent it.

Will he save the Earth? Or His arrogance and rationality don’t allow him to do it? Watch it guys.. You will love it.

My Verdict & Rating:

There’s hardly anything bad or not so good about Doctor Strange, so it gets a 9/10 from me. It is a movie that all fantasy movie lovers of all age would love thoroughly. A must watch, if you haven’t watched it yet. A piece of advice, “don’t leave your seats till the end credits are finished”…!

Liza, a rókatündér – Movie Review

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Movie – Liza, a Rókatündér       English Title – Liza, the Fox-Fairy

Release Year –  2015                    Country of Origin – Hungary

LanguageMagyar (Hungarian) & Japanese

Genre – Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

Liza, the Fox-Fairy Movie Review:

Liza, a Rókatündér, English (Liza, the Fox-Fairy) is of the successful movies of Hungarian Cinema. The film was appreciated critically as well as loved by the public. Director, Károly Ujj Mészáros , has done a fabulous job with the script and his unique story-telling. The movie looks a piece of art that is something that’s worth mentioning. Liza, the Fox-Fairy is not a normal work of cinema rather a piece of “dark humor”. Once you are into it you will feel the intent of the director and what the film wants to convey to the audience. Although, Liza, the Fox-Fairy is an Hungarian movie, but it has so much Japanese elements in it that for once I mistook it for a Japanese one. In fact, the very theme of the film is based on a character from Japanese mythology.

Liza, a Rókatündér story:

Liza, (Monika Balsai) is a nurse who is almost 30 and yet single. She is not rich and has little savings to her name. Her life revolves around reading her favorite Japanese novel, a romantic one. And, taking care of Márta, the widow of a Japanese Ambassador to Hungary. It is Marta, who made Liza learn Japanese and now she listens to Japanese pop songs with her, especially of Tomy Tani (David Sakurai). Things get worse for Liza when she tries to find a “soul-mate”, but instead end up losing everyone who would take interest in her.

 Mónika Balsai
Mónika Balsai in Liza, a rókatündér (2015)

The police chief is suspicious of this women’s intentions, ignorant of the real fact. But, there’s one man who has faith in Liza, Sergent Zoltán zászlós (Szabolcs Bede Fazekas). He finds out that Liza is being cursed and the only way to break that curse is to love Liza selflessly. He does the same and finally, get Liza back from the curse of the ghost of Tomy Tani. The movie ends when they both get married and visits Japan with their daughter after 10 years of marriage. Liza is seen happy and Tomy Tani’s ghost too is there to accompany them….

David Sakurai
David Sakurai as Tomi Tany

My Rating & Verdict of Liza, the Fox-Fairy:

I have rated Liza A Rókatündér 7/10. This may seem a bit low, but this is all I could give to this Hungarian flick. The film is too slow for my liking and at times feels a bit predictable. But, as the acting and camera work is good and music too is nicely composed I liked this film. I would recommend this film to those who can bear the “slow cinema” and “black comedy”. So, here I checkout from here and wish you will enjoy Liza A Rókatündér.

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Liar Liar – Movie Review

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Movie: Liar Liar

Year: 1997

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Fantasy

Liar Liar Movie Review:

Liar Liar is a wonderfully written and equally well-directed movie. Jim Carrey delivers a noteworthy performance in Liar Liar. This film is full of comedy and some great to watch acting by nearly all the actors. Fletcher and Audrey are a separated couple with a 5-year-old son named Max. Although, Fletcher loves his son too much, but because of his busy schedule (as he is a famous lawyer) he is being unable to spend quality time with his son. Max, knows that his dad is a “Liar” (as Fletcher very often lies, something very much associated with his profession) and that he never keeps his promise. He is so much hurt about this fact that he actually wishes to God that “for whole one day his dad couldn’t lie”, on the eve of his birthday when Fletcher instead of being with him is busy somewhere else. To the misfortune of Fletcher, this wish of his son comes true when he is about to fight a “career changing” case of his life.

Here, starts the real drama of the film and I am not going to ruin it for you guys by explaining details of it. As it will be really fantastic for you all to watch some hilarious and mind-boggling stuff on-screen. The main plot of the movie revolves around that “ONE DAY” where despite trying his level best, Fletcher is not able to lie to anyone, including his long time secretary Greta.

Liar Liar Pics
Liar Liar Movie Still.

Everything seems lost for him, but through his wit and luck he wins that case. After that he runs immediately to the airport to see his son (as Max is going to another place with his mother) and say sorry to him for all those days he lied to him and neglected promises made to him. Finally, Audrey too understands that Fletcher is not lying this time and the family once again is back together enjoying life. Liar Liar ends when Max is celebrating his next birthday and this time Fletcher himself asking him to make a wish…

Liar Liar Pics
 Liar Liar Movie Still.

My Verdict & Rating of the film:

I have rated Liar Liar 9/10, as there’s no reason for it to deserve anything less than this. Throughout the film I really laughed too much especially seeing Jim doing what he does best i.e. making all sort of funny postures, faces and making some hilarious gestures. Liar Liar is a delightful film for all Jim Carrey lovers. I would highly recommend Liar Liar to anyone and everyone who loves comedy.

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