American Gangster(2007)

American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film is fictionally based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a gangster from La Grange, North Carolina who smuggled heroin into the United States on American service planes

Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring
Russell Crowe
Denzel Washington
Chiwetel Ejiofor

MY REVIEW

Good stylish movie, but it glamorised Frank Lucas too much. He was almost a really likeable character here. Through this movie , I learned about a person called Frank Lukas. Overall it is a nice movie.Russell Crowe acted well also.

Courage Under Fire(1996)

When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman (Meg Ryan) to recieve a medal honor, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death

Directed by Edward Zwick
Starring
Denzel Washington
Meg Ryan

MY REVIEW
This is a movie which has the highest standards of human element in war field. It’s difficult to understand what happens in the battlefield, but the soldiers who survive. I loved the plot and it is well carved off. I like the character of Meg Ryan. I love her as an actor. If you love military based movies go for it.

A Few Good Men (1992)


An old-fashioned courtroom drama with a contemporary edge, A Few Good Men succeeds on the strength of its stars, with Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, and especially Jack Nicholson delivering powerful performances that more than compensate for the predictable plot.

Directed by
Rob Reiner
Starring
Tom Cruise
Jack Nicholson
Demi Moore

MY REVIEW

Not sure whether we have movies like this now a days. Jack Nicholson is one of the greatest actor produced in Hollywood. So apt for the role too.It is well crafted movie. One of my favourite military movies.



Independence Day(1996)


The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind’s best weapon is the will to survive. ….. The Laser reflector seen next to Eagle’s Descent stage on the Moon at the start of the movie is in the wrong place and facing the wrong direction. It was placed much

Directed by
Roland Emmerich
Starring
Will Smith
Bill Pullman
Jeff Goldblum

MY REVIEW

So they managed to fly 90 billion light years across interstellar space and their most advanced world techniques are basically jets with lasers. They could probably have advanced a lot. Not marching up fully. This is an average movie with scifi techniquest. To be honest, I got thrilled when I watch for the first time.. Not anymore.

Training Day(2001)


On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective .’Training Day” is an equal-opportunity police brutality picture, depicting a modern Los Angeles in which the black cop is slimier and more corrupt than anybody ever thought the white cops were

Directed by
Antoine Fuqua
Starring
Denzel Washington
Ethan Hawke
Scott Glenn

MY REVIEW

One of the best film I have seen from Denzel Washington. Marvellous performance of the two best actors in Hollywood.
Denzel Washington as a badass detective and Ethan Hawke as a submissive subordinate.This is best cop movie I have seen. Bit lot of violence but worth watching.

Total Recall( 2012)

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall – a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led – goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.The two biggest differences between this new “Total Recall” and the 1990 original are that no scenes are set on Mars, and it stars Colin Farrell instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mars we can do without, I suppose, although I loved the special effects creating the human outpost there. This movie has its own reason you can’t go outside and breathe the air.

Directed by
Len Wiseman
Starring
Colin Farrell
Kate Beckinsale
Jessica Biel
Bryan Cranston
John Cho
Bill Nighy

MY REVIEW
It is like a cartoon movie. The part 1 atleast come up with concept , part is just the graphical effect.Boring run and Chase movie. Maybe it had a plot but it was lost in the boring action scenes. Another Hollywood miscarriage

Total Recall(1990)

Paul Verhoeven’s wild sci-fi action movie Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a 21st-century construction worker who discovers that his entire memory of the past derives from a memory chip implanted in his brain. Schwarzenegger learns that he’s actually a secret agent who had become a threat.

Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Starring
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Rachel Ticotin
Sharon Stone

MY REVIEW
This film was made in 1990. Even today, not many film makers can do special effect is like this. People who enjoys science fiction can watch this movie. The concept is original and interesting . This is a kind of movie some can watch many times and not get bored watching it. I feel bored. It is due to generation gap. I have enjoyed Danters Peak, Volcana etc. I am not sure whether I can. The movie is a cartoon, though can enjoyable sometime.

The Pelican Brief(1993)

The Supreme Court of the United States, the ultimate symbol of Law and Order. But on it’s single night, two of its Justices will be brutality assassinated. A thousand miles away in New Orleans, a lone law student has piece together who did the killings, and why. And created a document that has become known in the core doors of power as the Pelican Brief

Directed by
Alan J. Pakula
Based on
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
Starring
Julia Roberts
Denzel Washington

MY REVIEW

John Grisham is a name that I heard from child hood even in the small city of India. I never know that Pelican brief was his movie. I saw it as a part of viewing Julia Roberts movie. It is a great experience. I love Julia Roberts in her early days.She’s a great actress. She’s beautiful. She’s one of the most powerful women in Hollywood.
Pelican brief is must watch and love the movie.Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington were great in this film. I’ve seen this movie a few times.

Ali (2001)

Cassius Clay wins his debut championship against heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. He goes on to convert to Islam and changes his name to Muhammad Ali, despite objections from his family.American biographical sports drama film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann. The film focuses on ten years in the life of the boxer Muhammad Ali.

Directed by
Michael Mann
Starring
Will Smith
Jamie Foxx
Jon Voight
Mario Van Peebles
Ron Silver
Jeffrey Wright
Mykelti Williamson
James Toney

MY REVIEW
I like few biographical movies.I am ok with Ali but honestly I did not enjoy fully. Mohammed Ali had a humble beginning. He had to go through lot of challenges. I am not ok with lot of arrogance. It is just my point of view,
I came to know about Malcom X though Ali movie. I am mot a great reader and learn more from movies. Will Smith did a good job I say.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)


Chris Gardner is a bright and talented, but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go.Chris Gardner takes up an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm after he loses his life’s earnings selling a product he invested in. His wife leaves him and he is left with the custody of his son.Will Smith stars in this moving tale inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son Christopher

Directed by Gabriele Muccino
Written by Steven Conrad
Based on The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
Starring
Will Smith
Thandie Newton
Jaden Smith

MY REVIEW
This movie will make u cry, will make u smile and will inspire u. One of the most inspiring movie I have ever scenes.
Two scenes I have seen 10 times. 1st is his interview and 2nd is the ending when he is offered a job. Everyone should watch this movie. Some times you should struggle to have success,it is worth taking it. This movie emphasize my belief on succes.I’ve never gave up on my dreams and future accomplishments.People find themselves lost so easily…and curse their livesThis kind of lives help us to realize ourself how too good position we are in life
One of the best films to be watched ever, it’s a masterpiece biopic.Apart from shedding tears, you never fail until you accept you can’t succeed.

The real Chris Gardener