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"SUICIDE SQUAD" (2016) Review [26 Apr 2017|11:14pm]


"SUICIDE SQUAD" (2016) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of the 2016 DC Comics film, "SUICIDE SQUAD". Written and directed by David Ayer, the movie starred Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis.
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May the Scripts be With Them [26 Apr 2017|05:09pm]

[ mood | content ]

I've posted a review of Rogue One over at my journal.

Review here: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/165618.html

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I wonder if she wears a babydoll on stage? [23 Apr 2017|05:45pm]

[ mood | hungry ]

I've posted a review of the movie Doll Face over at my journal.

Review: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/165121.html

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Seriously, not ONE of you developed dysentery? [19 Apr 2017|05:51pm]

[ mood | busy ]

I've posted a review of the movie Seven Alone over at my journal.

Review: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/164938.html

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"DOCTOR STRANGE" (2016) Review [17 Apr 2017|10:37am]


"DOCTOR STRANGE" (2016) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise, "DOCTOR STRANGE". Based upon the Marvel Comics character and directed by Scott Derrickson, the movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Steven Strange aka Doctor Strange.
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Well, one of the movies certainly split my sides... [16 Apr 2017|05:43pm]

[ mood | rushed ]

In honor of Easter (and Passover), I've posted a double feature of movies called The Ten Commandments over at my journal.

Commandments 1923: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/164522.html
Commandments 1956: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/164673.html

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My Crystal Ball Predicts That This Will be Classified as a Hidden Gem [12 Apr 2017|06:10pm]

[ mood | rushed ]

I've posted a review of The Clairvoyant over at my journal.

Review: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/164128.html

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Tribute to 1.1 Million [09 Apr 2017|05:46pm]

[ mood | blah ]

I've posted a review of Night and Fog over at my journal.

Review: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/163923.html

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Is It Too Late to Get This Banned By the Hays Code for Indecency? [05 Apr 2017|04:35pm]

[ mood | okay ]

I've posted a review of the "romantic comedy" The Lady Says No over at my journal.

Review: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/163688.html

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IPL is harmful for the Bollywood Movies [05 Apr 2017|11:55pm]
[ mood | awake ]

The tenth season of the IPL has begun on April 5, and the wait of this mega event filled with four-six sixes remains for everyone. But in this rain too much of Bollywood gets drowned and if year-to-year figures are considered, the IPL has been harmful to Bollywood's health.

Most of the films that have been released till now, during the IPL that lasted for almost two months, have suffered heavy losses.

In the case of earning, the IPL is like a nightmare for films and we are looking at the statistics of these films that have been wasted since 2008.
Year 2008
This year the IPL started and nobody had the idea of ​​what it would be like to be released on the release movies, so film makers released their films this schedule schedule this year.

The movie 'Tashan', released on 25th April, was a complete masala for any film hit but despite being starring like Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, the film could not match the coverage of the IPL.

Somehow, the film, 'Bhootnath Returns', which included Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan as guest, did not even save it from the flop.
Year 2009
This year, all the film makers took lessons from last year and the horror of the IPL kept them so gravely that no big film was released.
Akshay Kumar's secret and psychological thriller film '8X10 Pics' was released on April 3 but when did this movie come and nobody came to know. On the other hand, the long release of Saif Ali Khan and Pooja Bhatt was released and the film 'Sanam Teri Kamas' was released, apparently, the film was also floppy.
Year 2010
This year the IPL began on 12th March and till 25th April. There are also board exams in March and this time film makers are also shy of releasing the film.
In this, Shyam Benegal's film 'Well Done Abba' which was released on March 26, which was critically acclaimed, dashed at the box office. Directed by March 19, director Dibakar Banerjee's 'Love Sex and Cheating' and Shahid Kapoor's 'Paathshala', released on 16th April, also did not do anything special.
Year 2011
The makers get to release Friday on the release of the films, in such a way that the industry has not lost the loss of about four weeks due to the IPL. In the year 2011, film makers showed some courage and many films were released from April 8 to 28 throughout the IPL season.

But this time the result did not get any more and 'Dum Maro Dum', 'Thank You', 'Shore in the City', 'Ragini MMS' and 'Stanley Dabba', all these films flopped from the line.

Year 2012

It has been 5 years since the IPL and Bollywood also decided to deal with Cricket Fever this year.

The IPL, which began on April 4, has not spoiled Vicky Donor for the April 20 release.

This debut film of Ayushman Khurana earned earnings, and Ishqzade and Hetstory were also in the top in terms of earning.

But there were some films that did not do anything at the box office, in which Housefull and Bitu Boss were one.

Year 2013

The entire season of this IPL, from April 3 to May 26, broke the timeline of Bollywood's new film.

In 2013, 7 big films were released, including films such as Chashmebadur, Nautanki Saala, Commando, Aashiqui 2, Shoot Out at Wadala, Bombay Talkies, Go Goa Gone and Aashiqui 2.

In these films, only Ashik 2 could do some decent business at the box office, and the rest of the films proved flop.

Year 2014

Several films were released between April 16 and June 1 this year, but the 'Two State' was a hit on the earnings issue.

After the success of the Queen, Kangana's 'Revolver Rani' was being considered as a super hit, but the movie fell off the box office.

In the meantime, the audience refused even Jackie Shroff's son Tiger Shroff's debut film 'Heropanti', The Expos of Himesh Reshamiya and City Lights of Rajkumar Rao.

Year 2015

It was a year when Bollywood managed to break the IPL's taleism.

Where Ekateraxe Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone's film 'Peku' are hits, then 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' also hits the flanks of success.

However, during the National Award winning Marathi Film Court and Akshay Kumar's Gabbar Is Back was the Super Flop.

Year 2016

After 9 versions of the IPL, Bollywood had started to look after it, but this year also the IPL has a bad effect on the release of films.

Shah Rukh Khan's Fan, Swaraj Bhaskara's Nil Buta Sinatata, Tiger Shroff's rebel, Biparik Azhar and Sarabjit Mega on controversial cricketer Mohammad Azaruddin proved to be lame in terms of earning after budget and promotion.

Year 2017

This year IPL has started, but Bollywood is also ready to release many big budget films.

Amitabh Films like Vidya Balan's Begum Jaan, Raveena Tandon's Maternal, Multi Starrer movie Bahubali 2, Noor, My Sweet Bindu, Half Girlfriend and Sachin Tendulkar's Autobiography 'Sachin A Billion Dreams' is going to be released and Bollywood is afraid of IPL this year. It does not look.

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Dealt A Bad Hand...Over And Over Again [01 Apr 2017|01:14pm]

[ mood | content ]

I've posted a review of Uno: The Movie over at my journal.

Review here: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/163410.html

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A Noble Steed and a Not so Noble Owner [29 Mar 2017|03:34pm]

[ mood | uncomfortable ]

I've posted a review of the movie The Adventures of Gallant Bess over at my journal.

Review: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/163324.html

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Maybe She Should Team Up with the Working Girl [26 Mar 2017|06:00pm]

[ mood | busy ]

I've posted a review of Career Girl over at my journal.

Review: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/162858.html

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He's Dreaming, Jim...or Was He? [22 Mar 2017|06:36pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

I've posted a review of 1947's Fear in the Night over at my journal.

Review: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/162712.html

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A bit of shameless self-promotion... [20 Mar 2017|11:24pm]

[ mood | rushed ]

I know we're all about the movies here, but I just wanted to let people know that I've got a side project I'll be working on for the next year; namely, blogging about one episode of a TV show a day.

I call it TV-366.

It's a work in progress at the moment; I'm guessing it'll take at least a week to find my groove. Still, if you're into Star Trek; Deep Space Nine, you might want to drop by and have a look.

(And I promise, I won't keep linking to this project. I don't want to drive people away by overpromoting it. I'll only make a post here whenever I switch TV shows, which isn't going to happen often. DS9 alone is going to take me six months.)

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This post is about a year late, but better late than never...? [19 Mar 2017|11:00pm]

[ mood | hungry ]

I've posted two movies about the Gallipoli Campaign over at my journal.

Gallipoli 1981: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/161856.html
Gallipoli 2005: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/162156.html

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"JURASSIC WORLD" (2015) Review [18 Mar 2017|07:43pm]


"JURASSIC WORLD" (2015) Review

I wrote this REVIEW of "JURASSIC WORLD", the fourth entry in the "JURASSIC PARK" film franchise. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the movie starred Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
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You Will NEVER Be My Movie Guy [15 Mar 2017|11:27pm]

[ mood | okay ]

I've posted a review of My Movie Girl over at my journal.

Review here: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/161719.html

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La La Land [13 Mar 2017|11:03pm]

La La Land- Review
By: Lorelai Maria Romano

The story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a Jazz musician trying to make it on the mean streets of LA. Mia works at a café on a Hollywood lot and tries out for every audition there is in the city, to no avail. Sebastian works as a piano player for an LA restaurant. He is behind on his bills and lives like a hermit. He loves classical jazz and hates playing the same old Christmas jingles at the restaurant and tries to play the music that soothes his soul every chance he gets. So one day he gets fired for playing his own music and that’s when he meets Mia. She becomes enthralled by his music and they eventually fall in love and inspire each other to make bold career moves. Sebastian inspires Mia to write and star in her own play and Mia inspires Sebastian to join an up and coming jazz band, in the hopes of saving up money to open his own Jazz club. Everything seems to be going well until the pressures of their careers seem to take them in opposite directions.
The idea of inspiring your lover to follow their dreams is definitely a romantic notion. It is something everyone wishes to attain. The struggle of suffering for your art is a very poignant one, depicted by our handsome protagonists. Ryan Gosling did a great job portraying a lonely, die-hard jazz musician. Emma Stone however, lacked a certain charisma in portraying our struggling heroine. The theatrical aspects of the movie were a notch above average though. Both Ryan and Emma did a pretty good job singing and dancing. They both seemed to have had previous professional training in these art forms. It was also not an accident that Sebastian is into Jazz. The 60s style jazz motif is coming back in fashion which is probably why this movie was such a success.
The story shows that there are two sides to every coin. Unfortunately it seems, when we achieve something great, we always sacrifice something equally great. In this case these two heroes sacrificed their love. This is indeed the sad reality of our time. Though this story of the choice between love and following your dreams is quite intriguing and even romantic, it lacked a certain depth. In all, it was a pretty good movie, but somewhat overrated for all the hype and awards it received.
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There's some detective work involved, but Sherlock Holmes this ain't. [11 Mar 2017|06:07pm]

[ mood | tired ]

I've posted a review of the movie Basil over at my journal.

Review here: http://allisontooey.livejournal.com/161359.html

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