Sing (2016) Reviews

Sing (2016) Reviews.  A koala named Buster Moon has one final chance to restore his theater to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Directors: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Writer: Garth Jennings
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane

 

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Sing (2016) Reviews

 

Do you remember the scene at the very end of animation studio Illumination’s Despicable Me where Gru’s adopted daughters manage to persuade their new dad to come up on stage during their ballet recital and they all boogie together to the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing” with the minions? And Gru busts out the most amazing moves, and it’s all so perfectly animated, every hip shake and arched eyebrow calibrated down to the tiniest cartoon muscle, it draws tears? Well, Sing pulls off that trick for around 20 minutes straight in its last act, producing pure, sappy joy with a string of air-punching, applause-coaxing performances from nearly every main character as they put on a show right there, in a nearly derelict theater with a soundtrack album’s worth of crowd-pleasing tunes. It’s as corny as the syrup tank at a candy factory, but it works, and it will undoubtedly ensure enthusiastic enough word-of-mouth to keep this in cinemas long into the new year after it opens Dec. 21 in the U.S. and then rolls out worldwide.

That said, and sorry to be a buzzkill, but it’s a bit of a shame that the rest of the film doesn’t achieve that same high standard. Illumination’s latest plays to the company’s strengths, with inventive character and background design, hyper-rendered animation that pushes the technology envelope, especially in the realm of lighting and cute sight gags. But just as with, for example, The Secret Life of Pets or Minions (and let’s not even go there with Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax), storytelling remains the outfit’s weak spot.

It might be conjectured that the powers-that-be are aware of this and that might be one reason why British live-action writer-director Garth Jennings, who made the delightful homage to low-budget filmmaking Son of Rambow, was hired to oversee this. But the fit isn’t quite perfect, and while there’s much to admire about the script, not least the fact that it’s an original concept in a sea of remakes, reimaginings and reboots, it doesn’t entirely gel. Maybe the problem is that at this point in 2016, the whole talent-show format that has so dominated television for the last 10 years or so finally feels exhausted and dreary.

Meanwhile, it doesn’t quite help Sing’s case that, so soon after Disney’s Zootopia, it unfolds in a world of bipedal talking animals living in another sprawling city. Sure, there have been articulate critters ever since Mickey Mouse started whistling and Betty Boop had long ears suggestive of her spaniel heritage, although the trope had fallen out of favor of late. Part of what made Zootopia effective was the way it not only revived the idea but also made the harmony — or lack thereof — in a multispecies society an integral part of the plot.

By way of contrast, in Sing there’s no reason within the story for one of its major characters, Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey), to be a koala except that it means he’s cute. Also, his size serves well for an admittedly very funny car-wash gag halfway through. But he’s not even Australian. Buster is just another American-accented marsupial with a passion for showbiz, whose inciting idea to put on a talent show brings together the disparate characters that make up the roster talent assembled here. Unluckily for Buster, a typing mistake made by his faithful one-eyed lizard secretary and factotum Miss Crawl (voiced by Jennings himself) mistakenly reports the prize will be $100,000, not the $1,000 Buster has in his savings bank.

The money certainly motivates Mike, a mouse on the hustle whose abrasive, jerky quality is only enhanced by the fact he’s voiced by Seth MacFarlane. But money is only part of the lure for most of the other major characters, an assortment of mammalian hopefuls that includes: Rosita, a put-upon porcine mom of 25 (Reese Witherspoon); a teenage British gorilla (Taron Egerton) who doesn’t really want to follow his father (Peter Serafinowicz) into the family’s bank-robbing business; spiky porcupine punk Ash (Scarlett Johansson), whose acceptance onto the show jeopardizes her relationship with her rejected boyfriend (Beck Bennett); and Meena (Tori Kelly), the painfully shy elephant at the back of the room who is too scared to sing in front of others and ends up working as a stagehand for Buster.

One can only speculate at how many billable hours went toward intellectual-property lawyers for clearing the rights to the 65 different songs that are featured here. Some are merely snatches and phrases (hello pan-pipe theme from Once Upon a Time in America) which might have been free under the terms of fair use, but still, the music alone must have represented a big chunk of the budget, along with the above-the-line talent’s fees and the computing costs that went into rendering the film’s many dazzling traveling shots

Office Christmas Party (2016) Reviews

Office Christmas Party (2016) Reviews. When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand…
Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
Writers: Justin Malen (screenplay), Laura Solon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Stars: Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Jamie Chung

Office Christmas Party (2016) Trailer

Office Christmas Party (2016) Reviews

Parents need to know that Office Christmas Party is an over-the-top ensemble comedy about a company holiday party that spirals out of control. When his uptight sister/CEO (Jennifer Aniston) threatens to shut down his branch — and the office Christmas party — branch manager Clay (Jason Bateman) plans an epic bash against her wishes to win over a big client and fend off the axe. But the party quickly gets out of hand, leaving the office a mess of chaos and destruction. With a cast of popular comic actors — including Kate McKinnon and T.J. Miller — and the promise of over-the-top humor, teens will likely want to see this movie. But it’s safe to expect tons of drinking, drug use, sexual situations, strong language, and dangerous stunts, like throwing vending machines through skylights and swinging across an atrium on Christmas lights.

Carefree (2016) Movie Reviews

Carefree (2016) Movie Reviews, The Best Reviews. Read Carefree (2016) Movie Reviews. Set in Paris, Befikre is a free spirited, contemporary love story of Dharam and Shyra, who find love in an impulsive, engaging series of experiences. Doused in the spirit of Paris, it celebrates love- sensual, carefree and focused on living life to the fullest.
Director: Aditya Chopra
Writers: Aditya Chopra (story and screenplay), Aditya Chopra (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor, Elisa Bachir Bey

Carefree (2016) Movie Trailer

Carefree (2016) Movie Reviews

Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor play the roles of Dharam and Shyra respectively in the movie, who go on a dare to love adventure in the city of love, Paris. Ranveer Singh is a well known name in Bollywood with movies like Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Kill Dil and Bajirao Mastani among others, while Vaani Kapoor is lesser known with only three movies in her resume including Shuddh Desi Romance opposite Sushant Singh Rajput and a Tamil film Aaha Kalyanam with Befikre being the latest one. This movie looks like a promising step forward for her and can catapult her career as an actress. Both Ranveer and Vaani’s performances look a bit above mediocre, but as it is a comedy movie, it can be well understood that they had to act in a carefree way. The songs are composed by Vishal and Shekar, a music directing duo, who have made the music more for dance and enjoyment. A more mushy, love dovey, emotional song might be in there too, but we don’t know yet until the movie itself comes out and we go see it.

The movie’s been shot in 50 days with locations being the all familiar ones including the Sacre Coeur from where a full panoramic view can be taken of Paris including the rooftops (which I personally love looking at), River Seine (I think all the boat scenes are done there because there is no other river in Paris!!), Notre Damme (Where Vaani dares Ranveer to slap the police officer in order to go on a date with her), Latin Quarter (some filming might have been done there, including the songs), Louvre Museum (It’s just outside in the front of the museum where Ranveer is seen riding his bike in a semicircle) and a few of the iconic bridges including the world known Eiffel Tower (well, of course, without it there is no Paris).

The movie is releasing on 9th December, 2016. So, I think it should be watched for entertainment purposes. No idea how it will do on the Box Office in India, but people in Europe, France of course would love it. Thumbs up and fingers crossed!

BEFIKRE Trailer Review.

 

La La Land (2016) Reviews

The Best La La Land (2016) Reviews. Read La La Land (2016) Reviews. A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Writer: Damien Chazelle
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Amiée Conn

La La Land (2016) Trailer

La La Land (2016) Reviews

An observatory, a boulevard, a bridge, a downtown trolley, all make up filming locations of the new film “La La Land”. These locations are iconic, yet remain unnamed throughout the film. The sum of these locations create the city of Los Angeles. Any meaningful production is a sum of its cast members and in the case of “La La Land” there is no difference. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) come together to create a wonderful production, but a lesser known yet ever present cast member is the city itself. Throughout the epic musical sequences, the city in its whole is either visible or represented by its historic street lights. Some might argue that the city is a backdrop to the songs and dancing of Sebastian and Mia but the city itself takes center stage with the vibrancy of a leading man. It lends its beauty to be danced upon by Sebastian and Mia without relinquishing its hold as being the center of attention.

Mia being a minor actress in Hollywood goes to casting calls where those auditioning look the same. This image of Hollywood conformity lends itself to the character of Sebastian who has to change his performance identity much in the same way Mia has done in order to fit in and make a living in the beast that is Hollywood. With this being said the performances of Mia and Sebastian are one of a kind, lending itself to a sort of fantasy adaptation of falling in love. The imagery of the film stops at nothing to convey the idea of love and the concept of a soulmate, while the business aspects of Hollywood coupled with the necessity of survival keeps the two characters at odds. The film represents a city, a city that often times is at odds with itself; a city that identifies talent based on familiarity rather than the unique and often overlooked aspects that create it. Ultimately “La La Land” is a story about conforming and not conforming and the gains that can be had in between. LA is marketed as the land of dreams, yet is often overlooked and stacked on a pile of dreams that will never come to fruition.

The film explores the idea of “what if”, and tackles the idea of a working Hollywood versus a Hollywood where the idea of art is paramount. “La La Land” focuses on the idea of money versus art, and shows that nobel aspects of creativity are often ignored to focus on the monetary aspects of the industry while leaving behind the very art that drove them in the first place. The movie is very much paced in the realm of Hollywood where the cadence of the film is action packed with all the fervor of a young person entering Hollywood for the first time, yet as Mia and Sebastian learn the inter-workings of Hollywood the film slows down to reflect the realities that are faced when having to juggle income and art.

“La La Land” reignites a fire that has been lost from a Hollywood that is so focused on relaunches and reboots. It’s refreshing to see a totally unique film, especially one that grasps the nature of Hollywood and Los Angeles in such an unconventional way. The singing, the dancing and cinematography move in perfect concert to give the appearance of something larger than life. The long musical sequences often border on the surreal, taking the shape of a wonderful dream with dance numbers in the clouds and in the stars. Yet at times the pacing of the film seems to trail off to a point of being boring, this is quickly remedied, but remains an aspect that should be looked at in editing.

Watching “La La Land” is like being awake during a wondrous dream, there is something unique and magical about the chemistry between Mia and Sebastian as well as the visuals of Los Angeles that surround them. As he sits at his piano, Sebastian sweetly and softly sings Mia a love song, a powerful couple of lines that represent love, art and life. “City of Stars, are you shining just for me, City of Stars there so much that I can see, Who knows is this the start of something wonderful and new, Or one more dream that I cannot make true.” With “La La Land” a dream has come true, and made its way onto the big screen.

Kevin Hart What Now? 2016 Movie Reviews

What the best of Kevin Hart What Now? 2016 Movie Reviews base on the movie online stream – Comedian Kevin Hart performs in front of a crowd of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s outdoor venue, Lincoln Financial Field.

In Universal Pictures’ Kevin Hart: What Now?, comedic rock-star Kevin Hart follows up his 2013 hit stand-up concert movie Let Me Explain, which grossed $32 million domestically and became the third-highest live stand-up comedy movie of all time. Hart takes center stage in this groundbreaking, record-setting, sold-out performance of “What Now?”—filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field—marking the first time a comedian has ever performed to an at-capacity football stadium.

Kevin Hart What Now? 2016 Movie Trailer

Universal Studios has released a restricted trailer for documentary “Kevin Hart: What Now?”. The new video highlights Kevin Hart who is performing on the biggest “football field” stage, and features some odd espionage scenes which involve celebrities including Halle Berry. It’s unclear whether the cinematic elements will be a part of the documentary, though.

In the two-and-a-half-minute video, the 37-year-old comedian can be seen alongside the Storm of the “X-Men” film franchise. He confronts a mafia boss and then screams and cries after being covered in blood as the result of a fight. When he asks Halle where she was during the fight scene, she coolly answers, “Kevin, I’m Halle Berry. I don’t get messed up.”

Another celebrity featured in the red band trailer is Don Cheadle. Don is seen jumping across a poker table at Kevin after the comedian makes fun of the actor’s “Iron Man” character, War Machine. “My name’s Don Cheadle and I’m mad because I’m not Iron Man. I’m the black Iron Man and I’m rusty,” Kevin mimics.

Directed by Leslie Small, “Kevin Hart: What Now?” is coming to U.S. theaters this year on October 14. It is the follow-up to his 2013 hit stand-up concert movie “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain”, which grossed $32 million domestically and became the third-highest live stand-up comedy movie of all time.

Kevin Hart What Now? 2016 Movie – Kevin takes center stage in this groundbreaking, record-setting, sold-out performance of “What Now?”, which was filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field in 2015. It marks the first time a comedian has ever performed in an at-capacity football stadium.

Movie Storks (2016) Reviews

Parents need to know that Storks takes a common explanation for where babies come from and expands it into a feature-length animated film. But in this universe, storks are getting out of the baby-delivery business and moving into package delivery for an large internet retailer. Junior (voiced by Andy Samberg) is all set to receive a huge promotion from the CEO of Stork Mountain (Kelsey Grammer), when he accidentally turns on the Baby Making Machine to produce a single baby girl. With the help of his human friend, Tulip (Katie Crown), Junior must get rid of baby — maybe by delivering her to the boy who wrote to him about wanting a new brother or sister? — before his job ends up in jeopardy. Given the subject matter, expect some innuendo that could go over younger kids’ head.

Storyline
Storks deliver babies or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet giant Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop – in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.

Title: Storks
Release: 2016-09-22
Runtime: 0 min.
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Stars: Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key, Jennifer Aniston, Ty Burrell, Katie Crown
Overview : Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an adorable and wholly unauthorized baby girl.

Wild Oats 2016 Reviews

A widow goes on the run after getting 5 million dollars of life insurance.

I just adored Wild Oats. MacLaine and Jessica are so electric when on screen together, their chemistry works so well and it is so heartwarming to see these two veteran legendary screen icons interact and be so close. Demi Moore is good here too, her supporting performance is focused and it just hits the spots that are necessary. There are so many funny lines of dialogue in this film and I loved hearing them come from the actors on screen, because they were just the right people for them, I’m glad Demi replaced SJP too, I mean I like SJP, but Demi is better in this particular role. The plot may seem trite and formulaic, and in some ways, it is, but I suggest that you actually sit down and watch this movie, it may surprise you. It was much more emotional and touching then I expected it to be, especially towards the ending. Also, it teaches great messages, it teaches messages of long term true friendship, love, coping with loss, and that you are never too old to let loose and have a little fun, age is but a number folks. 8/10 for Wild Oats, go enjoy it, it won’t let ya down! Also, like the second to last scene of the movie is just sooo sweet and touching and it almost made me cry!

Bridget Jones’s Baby 2016 Reviews

After breaking up with Mark Darcy, Bridget is single again, 40 years ago, more focused on his career and his friends on his love life. For once, everything is under control! Until Bridget meeting Jack… Then find Darcy… Then discovers that she is pregnant… But from whom?.
And if Batman and Superman became the lovers of the future mother Bridget Jones? It’s the preposterous idea that came to mind of Jimmy Kimmel. The presenter of the Jimmy Kimmel Live decided to cross the heroes of two films that make the news in 2016, all in the same band ad. Taking up the trailer of Bridget Jones Baby unveiled last March, the star of the small screen slipped into the video of excerpts from the band announcement of Batman v Superman: the dawn of Justice. We’ll let you discover the rather surprising result of this “cross them” a bit special.

Expected on Sep 16 in theaters, Bridget Jones Baby will see the heroine created by Helen Fielding get pregnant without knowing who is the father, between his former and his new love. To keep it a surprise until the end, the production also turned three purposes different story to cover their tracks and to avoid any leakage. “It’s brilliant. No cast knows who is the father of the baby of Bridget, or who she will choose. The idea is to keep us in the dark until the first”said René Zellweger, who plays Bridget Jones, the Sunday Express a few weeks ago.

The story of Bridget Jones Baby de Sharon Maguire:

Bridget, anguished by the forty, decides to have a child until it was too late.

The Bridget Jones’s Baby 2016 movie trailer:

Mother’s Day (2016) Reviews

The great movie with Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts in Mother’s Day (2016). Who do not know these popular actress with great acting. You must see this movie in your theater. The Mother’s Day (2016) movie will hit the theater on 29 April 2016 in USA.

Mother’s Day (2016) Detail :
Release date: April 29, 2016
Studio: Open Road Films
Director: Garry Marshall
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for language and some suggestive material)
Screenwriters: Anya Kochoff-Romano, Matt Walker, Tom Hines
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo, Jack Whitehall

Genre:Drama, Comedy, Romance

Intertwining stories revolve around a television host (Julia Roberts), a divorcee (Jennifer Aniston) looking for love and a woman (Kate Hudson) who wants to strengthen her relationship with her mother.

“Mother’s Day” is the latest star studded ensemble comedy from director Garry Marshall (“Pretty Woman,” “Valentine’s Day”). Bringing together Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts along with Jason Sudeikis, it’s a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day (2016) Video Trailer

Keanu (2016) Reviews

The Keanu (2016) movie will hit the theater on 29 April 2016 in USA. The good comedy movie in 2016, you gonna check this movie, I think you will like and love and laugh. This comedy movie Keanu (2016) is always perfect to watch with family and person you love to laugh together.

Director: Peter Atencio
Writers: Jordan Peele, Alex Rubens
Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Will Forte

Keanu (2016) synopsis

This the Reviews for Keanu (2016).

This movie ruled. I loved the cute little kitty cat. They should rename the movie CUTE-Keanu, after the cute little cat they have in the movie. I really liked the movie. I only wish the movie focused less on the foreign guys and stayed on the little kitty. I liked the movie a lot. The one guy’s name is Peel, and the other Key. It’s funny, cause it sort of sounds like real words as well as names, in my opinion. Anyway the story is, Peel gets his cat stolen by a gangster named Rex Diamonds. Rex Diamonds is a child molester that sometimes skins cats to use as condoms. Peel is at first excited by the prospect of watching a man have intercourse while wearing the skin of his pussycat. Then Key smacks some sense in to him and says funny stuff in street talk. I like how this movie is for all races and everyone gets a good zinger. I am hoping this movie will open up the racial divide in this country started by a man who won’t be named due to this being an unbiased review. I only took off 4 stars because the foreign guys, key peel, they are kind of annoying and I don’t like it when British people take over our movies like this. SOrry, but I wish they put a real American like Chris Rock, or Chapelle or Cosby in it, then I’d REALLY be belly laughing!.