Category Archives: On the Silver Screen

Now Viewing: Student Of The Year

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2 HOT & HANDSOME gentlemen in 1 bollywood film! Really a must-watch!

“Everyone has friends but school and college friends are different. They understand us like our parents do. They know us. Friction, envy, competition, no matter what it goes, it never clouds the heart.”

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Now Viewing: The Other Woman

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The Cast:  Cameron Diaz (Carly Whitten), Leslie Mann (Kate King), Kate Upton (Amber),  Nicki Minaj (Lydia)

The Story: The film starts with Carly Whitten (Cameron Diaz) and Mark King (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) engaging in a one night stand after meeting each other on a blind date. Eight weeks later, they are in a relationship, and Carly is quite happy. Carly, a single career woman, goes to work at a law firm where she tells her friend and secretary Lydia (Nicki Minaj) about the relationship, where Lydia notes that Carly hasn’t been with a single man in forever. Little does she know that Mark is married to a chatty and neurotic woman named Kate (Leslie Mann). Mark makes up an excuse to leave town for a few days, telling Carly there’s an issue with the plumbing in his house. Carly is upset at this short notice, and she gets into an argument with Mark. He drops her off to have drinks with her dad Frank (Don Johnson), who is seeing a younger woman. He convinces Carly to show up at Mark’s place to surprise him. She does so, dressing as a sexy plumber. She walks to his door and is greeted by Kate, who introduces herself as Mark’s wife. A stunned Carly stumbles off the steps of the porch and trips backwards, knocking into a giant urn that she breaks. An angry Carly storms into her office the next day and tears up the flowers that Mark left for her. She tells Lydia that he is married, but Lydia suggests this could provide some kind of spice in their lives. Carly is later visited by a distraught Kate, who has a nervous breakdown upon realizing that Carly had slept with Mark multiple times. Despite all of this, Kate continues to find Carly and attempt to bond with her. Eventually, the two become unlikely friends. Kate later takes out her rage by destroying Mark’s office with a golf club. Mark comes home and takes Kate out, leading her to feel tempted into sleeping with him. As she’s in the bathroom getting herself ready, Mark gets a phone call from another woman. Kate overhears and fakes feeling unwell to not get into sex. The next day, while Kate and her brother Phil (Taylor Kinney) are fixing up the walls, she breaks down and tells him that Carly is probably still having an affair with Mark. She later confronts Carly, who says nothing is happening and she’s hurt by the accusation. They figure out that Mark is seeing another woman. The ladies follow Mark to Miami and stay in Phil’s beach house as they spy on Mark and his new lady. They find the couple at the beach, and both ladies are shocked to see the new, younger, and ridiculously hot younger woman named Amber (Kate Upton). Carly runs after Amber as she jogs down the beach, and Kate stops her. Amber sees them fighting in the sand, forcing them to tell Amber that she is getting played by Mark. Even though the ladies are mad at the same guy, they continue to bond and drink and laugh while Carly starts making a connection with Phil. Kate says she wants Mark to really hurt, so all three ladies conspire to get the ultimate payback on Mark, utilizing Carly’s job as a lawyer, Kate’s knowledge of Mark’s lifestyle, and Amber’s looks to get revenge. Back in New York, Kate starts to mess with Mark by putting hair removal cream in his shampoo and give him loads of estrogen in his smoothies, causing him to grow breasts. Carly meets with Mark on a date, catches him flirting with another woman, and slips laxatives into both his scotch and water. He then shits his pants and has explosive diarrhea, then gets robbed when trying to get people to get him pants. The ladies consider having one of them take one for the team and sleep with Mark to get more information out of him. They play Rock-Paper-Scissors, leading Amber to decide she’ll do it. Things get more complicated when Mark takes Kate out for a romantic dinner with his business partner Nick (David Thornton). She starts to feel romantically connected to Mark, regardless of his adultery. Carly and Amber show Kate the next day a list of companies that Mark has invested in and embezzled money from. Kate doesn’t feel as drive for revenge as before. Carly exacerbates things by texting Mark to hang out. The ladies walk out on each other. Mark takes Kate to the Bahamas as he plans a business trip. Carly and Amber show up for Kate after Kate had given Carly an envelope with contracts from Mark’s businesses, citing Kate as the CEO of the defrauded companies. They follow Mark from a hotel, where he is with yet another woman, whom he takes with him to the bank where he keeps his offshore money. On the day that the ladies plan to make their move, Kate throws her engagement and wedding rings into the ocean. Carly and Amber sit by her side on the beach. They later take her to the bank to resolve the situation. The final showdown comes when Mark is invited to Carly’s law firm for a meeting. Lydia guides him to the conference room where Mark is forced to stand face-to-face with all three ladies. Kate immediately says she wants a divorce, but Mark refuses, trying to reel her back in with innocent apologizing. The ladies show Mark that Kate has returned all the money to the defrauded companies, leaving Mark with absolutely nothing while Kate gets the other half of his money. Nick comes in after being told the truth, and he fires Mark. Mark breaks down and loses his shit, throwing the papers everywhere and walking face-first into the glass wall, causing him to bleed. He runs to a computer and sees his bank accounts closed. He walks into a whole glass wall and he ruins his suit. He goes outside the building and sees his car getting towed. He screams in fury, and asks how this can get worse. Frank then comes out and punches Mark in the face, knocking him on his ass. The ladies meet one last time and toast to their friendship. The ending text states that Kate works with Nick now and is the CEO of multiple successful companies. Carly and Phil became a couple and are expecting a kid. Amber started a relationship with Frank and they travel the globe to keep up with the summer season, though Carly refuses to call her “Mom.”

You’ll love it because: This is one of the most heartwarming comedies I have ever watched. When I came inside the theater, I thought it will bore me to death. Only to find out that when I came out, I was still smiling my heart out. A movie that will empower women, teach them to think on their own and never let themselves be hurt by men. Simply amazing.

Now Viewing: The Break-up

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The Cast:  Vince Vaughn (Gary Grobowski) and Jennifer Aniston (Brooke Meyers)

The Story:  Gary Grobowski (Vince Vaughn) and Brooke Meyers (Jennifer Aniston) meet at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs baseball game and begin dating, eventually buying a condominium together. Gary works as a tour guide in a family business with his brothers, Lupus (Cole Hauser) and Dennis (Vincent D’Onofrio). Brooke manages an art gallery owned by eccentric artist Marilyn Dean (Judy Davis). They’re pushed to the breaking point after their latest, “Why can’t you do this one little thing for me?” argument. Brooke, feeling unappreciated, criticizes Gary’s immaturity and unwillingness to work on their relationship. Gary, on the other hand, is frustrated by Brookes controlling, perfectionist attitude and expresses his desire to have more space, particularly after coming home from work. Brooke becomes upset when Gary fails to offer to help her clean up after a dinner party and, still frustrated from their earlier argument, breaks up with him. Brooke seeks relationship advice from her friend Addie (Joey Lauren Adams), while Gary goes to unload his feelings with the support of his friend Johnny Ostrofski (Jon Favreau). Since neither is willing to move out of the condo, they compromise by living as roommates and both begin acting out to provoke the other. Gary buys a pool table, litters the condo with food and trash, and even has a strip poker party with Lupus and a few women. Meanwhile, Brooke has Gary kicked off their “couples only” bowling team and starts dating other men in an attempt to make Gary jealous. When their friend and realtor Mark Riggleman (Jason Bateman) sells the condo, Gary and Brooke are given a two week notice to move out. Brooke invites Gary to an Old 97’s concert hoping he’ll intuit the gesture as her last ditch attempt to salvage their relationship. Gary agrees to meet her there but fails to see the significance and misses the concert, which breaks Brooke’s heart. Afterwards, Brooke quits her job in order to spend time traveling Europe. When she brings a date home one evening, Brooke finds the condo cleaned and Gary preparing a fancy dinner in order to win her back. He lays his heart on the line and promises to appreciate her more. Brooke begins crying and states that she just can’t give anymore and, therefore, does not feel the same way. Gary seems to understand and kisses her before walking out. It’s later revealed that Brooke’s “date” (who initially asked her out and was politely rejected) was actually a client interested in a piece of artwork she owned in her condo. When Gary goes out for a drink with Johnny, his friend points out the fact that Gary has always had his guard up, and never gave Brooke a chance because that has created such selfishness on his part. They move out and Gary begins taking a more active role in his tour guide business while Brooke travels the world, eventually returning to Chicago. Sometime later, they meet again by chance on the street as Gary is bringing home groceries and Brooke is on her way to a meeting. After some awkward but friendly catching up, they part ways but each glances back over their shoulder and they share a smile.

You’ll love it because: The Break-up does a more than credible job of displaying many of the aspects of how people deal with conflict and remorse. Many of the situations play all-in-one as funny, sad and realistic.

Now Viewing: The Cinderella Story

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The Cast: Hilary Duff (Samantha “Sam” Montgomery) and Chad Michael Murray (Austin Ames)

The Story: A Cinderella story is about a girl Sam Montgomery who is not so popular at her high school. After her father’s death and not having a will left to her, her evil step mum gets everything that her father left behind and makes Sam do everything at her dad’s diner. At her school she is shunned by the popular stuck up girls, the main one being Shelby Cummings, a very wealthy, spoiled person. Austin Ames and Sam interact with each other through emails and text messages not knowing who each other is. They decide to meet at the school dance on the dance floor at 11 o’clock but their time together is cut short when Sam has to race back to the diner. As she is running out she leaves her mobile phone behind with Austin finding it. To this Austin tries to find out who Cinderella is and Sam is afraid that if he finds out who she really is he may not want anything to do with her. And may even forget about their on going relationship.

You’ll love it because: A fantastic interpretation of an age old classic. This movie has it all, with a modern spark. This movie won’t rake in any critical acclaim but it’s fun and you’ll enjoy it if you like this style of movie. I suggest checking it out!!

Now Viewing: A Walk to Remember

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The Cast: Shane West (Landon), Mandy Moore (Jamie)

The Story: Love and loss throughout two very young lives. Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan – two people who find themselves unexpectedly thrown together after a practical joke between Landon and his friends which leaves a boy in hospital, as punishment Landon is forced to partake in some after school activities including the spring play. The truth of the matter is Landon can’t act, so he acquires the help of the beautiful but somewhat invisible Jamie you see Jamie doesn’t need to be noticed, she is quiet and keeps herself to herself most of the time, Landon and his friends always make fun of Jamie as if it is a day to day task, but one day Landon brings up the courage to ask for her help with his lines, through trials and tribulations leading up to this play Land somehow falls in love with the beautiful ministers daughter abandoning his friends to be with her Landon shares a true love with the girl, but a heart breaking secret lies between the couple, can they save their relationship and make all their dreams come true?

You’ll love it because:It’s not the typical fairytale that is happily ever after nor a single kiss that could awaken a spell. It’s a love story that could melt everybody’s heart.