Underworld Evolution (2006) Review

Underworld: Evolution is a 2006 American activity thriller coordinated by Len Wiseman. The film is a spin-off of the 2003 film, Underworld and the second portion in the Underworld establishment. In the film, Selene and Michael battle to secure the fate of the Corvinus bloodline from its covered up past. Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman repeat their parts of Selene and Michael.


In 1202, a military drove by the three vampire seniors (Markus, Viktor, and Amelia) shows up at a Lycan-desolated town. Viktor and Amelia catch their objective, Markus' twin sibling, William Corvinus, the first and most impressive werewolf. In spite of Markus' resistance, Viktor orders that William be detained in a mystery area for eternity.


In the current day, vampiress Selene takes Michael to a sheltered house so she can face the vampire official Kraven; she realizes that Kraven expects to kill Markus and plans to stop him. In any case, Markus stirs before Kraven shows up and slaughters him and his men. Lorenz Macaro, an older man, sends in a group of "cleaners" to explore the consequence from the fight in the Lycans' nest. At the point when Macaro inspects Viktor's cadaver he finds a metal plate inside which is the match to a pendant initially worn by Sonja. The other portion of the pendant is currently controlled by Michael after the demise of Lucian.


Utilizing the information on PCs got from Kraven's blood, Markus finds Selene and Michael and assaults them, yet they sidestep him and cover up in a distribution center. There, Selene and Michael share their emotions and have energetic sex. Presently realizing that the pendant is critical to Markus, Michael and Selene set out to find why Markus needs it. Selene reviews that she considered it to be a youngster, however doesn't have the foggiest idea about its centrality. They travel to the fort of the ousted vampire history specialist Andreas Tanis.

Super 30 (2019) Review


Super 30 is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language biographical drama film directed by Vikas Bahl and co-produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, narrating the life of mathematics educator Anand Kumar and his educational program of the same name.
Co-distributed by Reliance Entertainment, the film stars Hrithik Roshan as the title character, with Mrunal Thakur, Virendra Saxena, Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Srivastava and Amit Sadh in lead roles.
Super 30 was Phantom Film's last production. Principal photography began in February 2018 and the film was extensively shot in Ramnagar Fort and Sambhar Lake Town which was shown as Kota, Rajasthan.
Super 30 was theatrically released in India on 12 July 2019 and received positive to mixed reviews, but with some praise for the storyline and Roshan's performance.
With worldwide earnings of ₹208.93 crore (US$29 million), the film emerged as one of the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2019.

Annabelle Creation (2017) Review


Annabelle: Creation is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg, written by Gary Dauberman and produced by Peter Safran and James Wan.
It is a prequel to 2014's Annabelle and the fourth installment in the Conjuring Universe franchise. The film stars Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, and Miranda Otto, and depicts the possessed Annabelle doll's origin.
In October 2015, it was confirmed that an Annabelle sequel was in development; it was later revealed that the film would be a prequel rather than a sequel.
Lights Out director David F. Sandberg replaced Leonetti as director, with Dauberman returning to write the script and Safran and Wan returning to produce. Principal photography began on June 27, 2016, in Los Angeles, California, and concluded on August 15, 2016.
Annabelle: Creation premiered at the LA Film Festival on June 19, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on August 11, 2017. The film grossed over $306 million worldwide and received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the atmosphere, acting and Sandberg's direction, and noted it as an improvement over its predecessor. A sequel, Annabelle Comes Home, was released on June 26, 2019.

A Quiet Place (2018) Review


A Quiet Place is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by and starring John Krasinski. Written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and Krasinski, the plot revolves around a father (Krasinski) and a mother (Emily Blunt) who struggle to survive and raise their children in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by blind extraterrestrial monsters with an acute sense of hearing.
While in college, Beck and Woods began developing a story that would lead to the film. In July 2016, Krasinski read their spec script and was hired to direct and rewrite the script in March the following year.
The film drew inspiration from other films, such as Alien, No Country for Old Men, and In the Bedroom. Krasinski and Blunt were cast in the lead roles in May 2017. Filming took place in upstate New York from May to November 2017.
A Quiet Place premiered at South by Southwest on March 9, 2018, and was released in the United States on April 6, 2018, by Paramount Pictures. It became a major box office success, grossing over $340 million worldwide, and received critical acclaim for its atmosphere, direction, acting, and sound design.
It was described as a "smart, wickedly frightening good time", and chosen by both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute as one of the top ten films of 2018.

Gemini Man (2019) Review


Gemini Man is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Ang Lee. Starring Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong and Ralph Brown, and written by David Benioff, Billy Ray and Darren Lemke, the film follows a retiring hitman who is targeted by a much younger clone of himself while on the run from the government.
Originally conceived in 1997 by screenwriter Lemke, the film went through development hell for nearly 20 years. Several directors, including Tony Scott, Curtis Hanson, and Joe Carnahan, were attached at some point and numerous actors, including Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Sean Connery, were set to star.
In 2016, Skydance Media purchased the rights to the screenplay (which had been through several rewrites) from Disney and, in October 2017, Ang Lee signed on to direct for Skydance with Paramount handling the distribution rights. Filming took place from February through May 2018.
Gemini Man was released on October 1, 2019 and was theatrically released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on October 11, 2019, in standard 3D, Dolby Cinema (2K Dolby Vision 120 fps), 4DX, IMAX 3D, and ScreenX Formats, as well as in 120 fps HFR (high frame rate) "3D+" on select screens (including 16 Dolby Cinema and 47 IMAX 3D with Laser screens worldwide and only one TCL cinema that presented film in 3D 4K 120 fps but without HDR).
No one presented the native 4K Dolby Vision 120 fps. Film on Blu-ray used 59.94 fps presentation. The film received generally negative reviews from critics for its script and plot, although the performances were praised. The de-aging of Smith and the high frame-rate of 120 FPS also drew a mixed response, with some critics praising them as technical achievements, while others felt they were unconvincing. It grossed $173 million against a production budget of $138 million, making it a box-office bomb, with projected losses as high as $111 million for Paramount.

Revolt (2017) Review


Revolt is a 2017 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Miale. It was written by Miale and Rowan Athale, starring Lee Pace, Bérénice Marlohe and Jason Flemyng.
An American Special Forces soldier (Lee Pace), serving in Kenya, suffers memory loss after being knocked unconscious during a battle with highly electrified bipedal robotic machines.
He later wakes up in a jail cell wearing tattered fatigues and unaware of anything but memories of intense pain. He meets Nadia (Bérénice Marlohe), a French foreign aid military doctor in the adjacent cell who tells him he "sounds American" and they were taken prisoner by a gang of xenophobic thugs.
She calls him "Bo" after seeing the letters on his torn name tag. Nadia explains to Bo that the world had been invaded by alien machines which wiped out all the major cities and now systematically hunt down survivors.
After escaping the jail cell, Bo decides to make his way to a U.S. military base somewhere near Nairobi. Nadia unenthusiastically joins him. Bo only recalls fragments of what happened to him while discovering his ability to absorb, conduct, and discharge electricity.
Upon escaping attacking Kenyan soldiers who believe America must be controlling the "drones" since the enormous satellite dishes at the US base are still intact while everything else is destroyed. Bo and Nadia are captured by soldiers who use them as human bait for a failed machine killing operation.

Guns Akimbo (2019) Review


Guns Akimbo is a 2019 action comedy film written and directed by Jason Lei Howden. It stars Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Ned Dennehy, Grant Bowler, Edwin Wright, and Rhys Darby.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2019 and was released in New Zealand on 5 March 2020 by Madman Entertainment.
In an alternate near future, an underground fight club and a criminal organization known as Skizm achieved massive popularity by live-streaming real death matches between criminals and psychos.
Ordinary computer programmer Miles Lee Harris, who gets his kicks by trolling online trolls, logs into Skizm’s forum to insult viewers who turn murder into entertainment.
Riktor, the criminal kingpin and psychopath who runs Skizm, breaks into Miles’ apartment with his henchmen Dane, Effie, and Fuckface. After being beaten and drugged, Miles wakes up to find guns bloodily bolted into both of his hands.
Miles learns that he has been forced to participate in Skizm by being pitted against Nix, the game’s deadliest and craziest killer; she wants out but Riktor requires she kill one last opponent, Miles.

Annihilation (2018) Review


Annihilation is a 2018 science fiction horror film written and directed by Alex Garland, based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer.
It stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. The story follows a group of explorers who enter "The Shimmer", a mysterious quarantined zone of mutating plants and animals caused by an alien presence.
Annihilation was released theatrically in Canada and the United States by Paramount Pictures on February 23, 2018, and in China on April 13, 2018.
Across the three countries, it grossed $43 million against a production budget between $40–55 million, becoming a box office bomb. It was released digitally by Netflix in a number of other countries on March 12, 2018.
The film received praise for its visuals, acting, direction, and thought-provoking story. According to Empire Magazine, the film addresses "depression, grief, and the human propensity for self-destruction".

Nibunan (2017) Review


Nibunan (transl. Expert) is a 2017 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film co-written, co-produced and directed by Arun Vaidyanathan. The film features an ensemble cast of Arjun, Prasanna, Vaibhav, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and Sruthi Hariharan in the lead roles.
It was Arjun's 150th film. Featuring music composed by Navin and cinematography by Arvind Krishna, the film began production in late 2015 and was simultaneously produced in Tamil and Kannada, with the latter titled as Vismaya (English: Amazing).
The two versions of the film had a worldwide theatrical release on 28 July 2017 and received positive reviews from critics as well as the audience. The film's sub-plot is based on Aarushi Talwar's 2008 Noida double murder case.
Ranjith Kalidoss (Arjun) is a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in CB-CID, who along with his partners Inspector Joseph (Prasanna) and Inspector Vandana (Varalaxmi Sarathkumar), takes on high-profile cases and closes them successfully.
Counter to his high intensity job, Ranjith has a peaceful family life with a wife Shilpa (Sruthi Hariharan), daughter Oviya (Baby Swaksha), younger brother Sandeep (Vaibhav), and their family dog Rocky.
Ranjith's boss assigns his team a task to pursue a group of five criminals, who continue to avoid justice with their influence and power. Ranjith suggests a more direct approach to taking them out, but his boss declines to go along with it.
Before they could pursue the current assignment, they get dragged into another mystery. A parcel arrives at the police station one day that contains a small horse doll hanging on a noose.
The figure has four holes but otherwise no other clues. Not thinking much of it, the team decides to ignore it. A few days later, Shivanand, a local communist leader goes missing.
He is later found in warehouse hanging from the ceiling, tortured, shot, and his face covered in an animal mask, very much like the doll they received. Meanwhile, Ranjith is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease that compromises his job and his happiness with his family strained.

Alien Covenant (2017) Review


Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by John Logan and Dante Harper, from a story by Michael Green and Jack Paglen.
A joint American and British production, the film is a sequel to Prometheus (2012) and is the second installment in the Alien prequel series and the sixth installment in the Alien franchise, as well as the third directed by Scott.
The film features returning star Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston, with Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, and Demián Bichir in supporting roles. It follows the crew of a colony ship that lands on an uncharted planet and makes a terrifying discovery.
In 2012, prior to the release of Prometheus, Ridley Scott discussed the prospects of a sequel and new trilogy, and the film was confirmed that August. Principal photography began on April 4, 2016, at Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand, and wrapped on July 19, 2016.
Effects houses Odd Studios and CreatureNFX provided the film's makeup and animatronic creature effects. Scott said that the first cut of the film was two hours and twenty-three minutes long, and was eventually edited down to the two hours and three minutes of the released version.
Alien: Covenant premiered in London on May 4, 2017. It was released on May 12 in the United Kingdom, and on May 19 in the United States. The film received generally favorable reviews from critics but underperformed at the box office. The film grossed a worldwide total of $240 million against a production budget of approximately $100 million, not including marketing costs. The sequel is in development.

Petromax (2019) Review


Petromax is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language comedy horror film directed by Rohin Venkatesan and produced by Passion Studios. The film starring Tamannaah, Prem, Yogi Babu, Ramdoss, Kaali Venkat, Sathyan and TSK. This film a remake of the Telugu film Anando Brahma and it opened to mixed reviews.
The story takes place in a supposed haunted house, owned by a rich NRI named Saravanan (Prem) from Malaysia, who wants to sell it after the "death" of his parents. A bad guy, who runs a liquor shop along with a friend of Saravanan, scares away prospective buyers. Actually, the bungalow is possessed by four friendly spirits, led by Meera (Tamannaah), who have an agenda of their own.
Saravanan ropes in four men who are hard up for cash: Senthil (Ramdoss), Thangam (Kaali Venkat), Nandha (Sathyan), and King Kaali (TSK). He challenges the men to live in the "haunted house", and prove that it is "spirit free". The "ghost busters" take up the challenge owing to their desperate condition. Subsequently, a plot twists happens that unites them against a common enemy.
The story shiifts to past where Saravanan is the former son of Vijay Karupatti and Kamala. Saravanan went to Malaysia for some work. Meera is adopted by Kamala.
However, Saravanan wanted to sell the house but the family refused to accept his idea. In retaliation, Saravanan kills them by poisoning them but Meera is alive so he killed her by smashing her face and burns them. It is also revealed that Kamala who witnessed the incident escaped but meets with an accident.

Destination Wedding (2018) Review


Destination Wedding is a 2018 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Victor Levin, and stars Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves as two strangers who turn out to be attending the same wedding in Paso Robles.
It was theatrically released in the United States on August 31, 2018, by Regatta.
Frank and Lindsay meet at the airport as they wait to board their flight to Paso Robles. As they talk, they realize that they are both in town for the same wedding. It is revealed that the groom is Frank's half brother and Lindsay's ex fiancée.
Throughout the weekend, Frank and Lindsay stick together, often going on walks to avoid participating in various activities with the other wedding guests.
As they do so, they reveal more about their past and opinions on relationships. Although they butt heads on a lot of topics, they seem to find each other amusing and a connection forms.

The Boss Baby (2017) Review


The Boss Baby is a 2017 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Loosely based on the 2010 picture book of the same name by Marla Frazee, the film was directed by Tom McGrath, from a screenplay by Michael McCullers, and stars the voices of Alec Baldwin as the title character, along with Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and Tobey Maguire.
The first installment in The Boss Baby franchise, the plot follows a boy helping his baby brother who is a secret agent in the war for parents' love between babies and puppies.
The Boss Baby premiered at the Miami International Film Festival on March 12, 2017, and was released on March 31. Upon release, the film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the animation and voice acting (particularly Baldwin's), but criticized its plot, humor and confusing tone.
It also grossed $528 million worldwide against its $125 million budget. The film received Best Animated Feature nominations at the Academy Awards, Annie Awards, and Golden Globes.