It has been a while since I wrote a blog and I feel it is only apt that I end this drought with another one about my favorite topic, Movies!
This is a followup to one of my previous blogs 15 Must Watch Hollywood Movies. Here, I have tried to capture 5 Hollywood Movies that released in the recent times that I believe deserves a watch.
Once again this is a list completely based on my personal preferences. However, any feedback and suggestions are welcome.
Even though I have included the IMDB link’s and IMDB ratings for the movie, they list is not based on IMDB’s rankings!
[In Alphabetic Order]
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Synopsis: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Director: Paul Greengrass
Star Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
Tom Hanks as always delivers a stellar performance. The movie will keep you on the edge of your seat and is brilliantly directed. I looked it up on the internet after watching the movie and it is as close as it gets to the real story. This is a satellite picture of the real boat that was used during the hijacking.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Synopsis: An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Star Cast: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle
Denzel Washington delivers a cracker of a performance. The movie is primarily about the investigation that follows the crash and it is just brilliant, specially the last scene. No Spoilers!
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Synopsis: Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he’s found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.
Director: Shawn Levy
Star Cast: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo
The Rocky meets Transformers. This movie is epic simply because it brings old school boxing with new age robots. Since it is set in the near future, it seems believable and the fights are just insane. The movie has a good mix of emotions, action, sci-fi and pure entertainment.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Synopsis: A group of Navy SEALs come to learn the identity of their target: Osama bin Laden.
Director: John Stockwell
Star Cast: Cam Gigandet, Jenny Gabrielle, Anson Mount
Everyone has heard about Zero Dark Thirty but very few have heard of Seal Team Six. Seal Team Six is a TV Movie made by Nation Geographic. Unlike Zero Dark Thirty, which is slow and feels like a drag, Seal Team Six is slick, fast, real and really well shot. Seal Team Six primarily concentrates on the operation itself and not on the politics and the decision making behind the scenes.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Synopsis: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament – a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Star Cast: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton
A marine who wants to win a boxing championship to pass on the winnings to his friend’s wife who dies in front of his eyes on the battlefield.
A professor who wants to win a boxing championship to pass on the winnings to his family and secure their future.
What happens when they come face to face and how the drama unfolds. One of the best movies in recent times. Watch out for Tom Hardy, he is the next 007.