Alien vs. Predator (2004) Review

Alien vs. Predator (otherwise called AVP: Alien vs. Predator) is a 2004 sci-fi activity movie composed and coordinated by Paul W. S. Anderson, and featuring Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen and Ewen Bremner.


It is the main film portion of the Alien vs. Predator establishment, adjusting a hybrid uniting the eponymous animals of the Alien and Predator arrangement, an idea which began in a 1989 comic book.


Anderson composed the story along with the makers of the Alien establishment, Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, and Anderson and Shane Salerno adjusted the story into a screenplay. Their composing was affected by Aztec folklore, the comic book arrangement, and the works of Erich von Däniken. In the film, researchers are trapped in the crossfire of an antiquated fight among Aliens and Predators as they endeavor to get away from a former pyramid.


Alien vs. Predator was dramatically delivered on 12 August 2004 to negative surveys, and earned $177.4 million worldwide against a creation financial plan of $60 million. A continuation, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, was delivered in 2007.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Review


Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a 2019 American adventure comedy film that is a live-action adaptation of the Nick Jr animated television series Dora the Explorer and directed by James Bobin.
The film stars Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, with Eva Longoria, and Danny Trejo as the voice of Boots. The film serves as Dora’s final send off.
A live action Dora film was announced in 2017, and Moner was cast in the title role in May 2018. Most of the other lead cast members were hired throughout the rest of the year, and filming took place from August to December 2018 in Australia and Peru.
This film is set after the events of the animated original television series, and was also the first film based on a Nick Jr. series.
The film was theatrically released in the United States on August 9, 2019, by Paramount Pictures. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Moner's performance and the self-aware humor, and grossed $120 million worldwide.

The Conjuring (2013) Review


The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes.


It is the inaugural film in the Conjuring Universe franchise. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of haunting. Their purportedly real-life reports inspired The Amityville Horror story and film franchise.


The Warrens come to the assistance of the Perron family, who experienced increasingly disturbing events in their farmhouse in Rhode Island in 1971.


Development of the film began in January 2012, and reports confirmed Wan as the director of a film entitled The Warren Files, later retitled The Conjuring, centering on the alleged real-life exploits of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a married couple who investigated paranormal events.


In his second collaboration with Wan, Patrick Wilson starred alongside Vera Farmiga in the main roles of Ed and Lorraine. Production commenced in Wilmington, North Carolina, in February 2012, and scenes were shot in chronological order.

Arrival (2016) Review


Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer. Based on the 1998 short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang, it stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.


The film follows a linguist enlisted by the United States Army to discover how to communicate with extraterrestrial aliens who have arrived on Earth, before tensions lead to war.


The film had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2016, and was released in the United States and Canada by Paramount Pictures on November 11, 2016.


It grossed $203 million worldwide and received praise for Adams's performance, Villeneuve's direction, and its exploration of communication with extraterrestrial intelligence.


Considered one of the best films of 2016, Arrival appeared on numerous critics' year-end lists and was selected by the American Film Institute as one of ten "Movies of the Year".

Sonic the Hedgehog (2019) Review


Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2020 action-adventure comedy film based on the video game franchise of the same name published by Sega. The film is directed by Jeff Fowler (in his feature directorial debut) and written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller.


It stars Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog and Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik, as well as James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Neal McDonough. In the film, Sonic teams up with local town sheriff Tom Wachowski to find his lost rings and escape Dr. Robotnik.


Development for a film began in the 1990s, but did not go beyond the planning stage until Sony Pictures acquired the film rights in 2013. Production involved the collaboration of Sega Sammy's Japanese studio Marza Animation Planet, with Fowler brought in to direct in 2016.


After Sony put the project in turnaround, Paramount Pictures acquired it in 2017. The majority of the cast signed on by August 2018, and principal filming took place between September and October that year in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.


Following the negative reaction to the first trailer in 2019, the film's release was delayed by three months to redesign Sonic.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Review


Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Jon M. Chu, from a screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, based on the 2013 novel of the same title by Kevin Kwan. The film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Yeoh.


It follows a Chinese-American professor who travels to meet her boyfriend's family and is surprised to discover they are among the richest in Singapore.


The film was announced in August 2013 after the rights to the book were purchased. Many of the cast members signed on in the spring of 2017, and filming took place from April to June of that year in parts of Malaysia, New York City, and Singapore.


It is the first film by a major Hollywood studio to feature a majority cast of Asian descent in a modern setting since The Joy Luck Club in 1993. Despite praise for that, the film did receive some criticism for casting biracial actors over fully ethnically Chinese ones in certain roles.


Additional criticism was directed at the film for failing to include non-Chinese Singaporean ethnic groups—notably Malay and Indian actors—as characters.

Total Dhamaal (2019) Review


Total Dhamaal (also known as Dhamaal 3) is an Indian 2019 Hindi-language adventure comedy film directed, co-produced and written by Indra Kumar. The third installment of the Dhamaal franchise, it is a reboot of the 2007 film Dhamaal, and based loosely on the 1963 Hollywood film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, with some scenes borrowed from 2015 film Vacation.


Total Dhamaal features a large ensemble cast including Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Sanjay Mishra, Pitobash Tripathy, Esha Gupta and Boman Irani with Johnny Lever and Manoj Pahwa in supporting roles and Sonakshi Sinha in a special appearance in the song "Mungda".


Production of the film began in March 2017. Deshmukh, Warsi and Jaffrey were chosen to be a part of Total Dhamaal too. Meanwhile, Devgn, Kapoor and Dixit were added to the cast as well. Principal photography of Total Dhamaal began in January 2018. Devgn also co-produced the film.


Filming concluded in August 2018. The official teaser of the film was released on 19 January 2019 following which the trailer was launched on 21 January. Due to the Pulwama Attack held on 14 February, the film was not released in Pakistan.