Thursday, May 10, 2007

My Cousin Vinny - Oscar Winner!

*My Cousin Vinny* is movie about two innocent boys, Ben and Stan, who get charged with first-degree-murder wrongfully. Since they could not afford an attorney, they seek help from their family and get to know that Ben's cousin, Vinny (Joe Pesci), is an attorney. Soon they come to know that Vinny has studied in the law school for six additional years as he failed; a lot of studying:). The state law demands that, the attorney who represent the defendant should be experienced. Vinny lies to the Judge that he has been practising law for sixteen years. The judge anyhow suspects that Vinny is lying as Vinny behaves in a very un-professional way.

As the case starts and goes by, Vinny does a lot of stupid things that make the case very weak for them. The DA (District Attorney) has three eye-witnesses who could positively identify that Ben and Stan has entered\left the murder spot. Vinny does not cross-examine the witnesses in the preliminary hearing and thus the case goes for the trial. But when he is encouraged and helped by his fiancee, Liza (Marisa Tomei, who won Oscar for this movie), he goes to all the witnesses and inquires them. In the first day of the trial, when he starts to cross-examine the witnesses, he proves that all the witnesses have mistaken and\or lied. This puts the case in favor of Vinny. In the meanwhile, the judge almost discovers that Vinny has lied about this experience and that he is in-eligible for the case.

The next day, the DA, presents a surprise witness, who is an expert in tire marks, testifies that the tyre material of the defendant's car and the car that left the murder spot are the same; thus making the case very strong against Vinny. In a very critical time, Vinny discovers a breaking clue that could win the case immediately. He wins the case, at last, with the help of his fiancee as a witness, as she is an expert in automobiles and interprets that there is no chance for the defendant's car to have made the tyre marks. Thus we get a very happy and emotional climax.

Though the core of the movie is very serious, throughout the movie, Vinny does a lot of funny things that are guaranteed to make you laugh, especially the menu card joke. How he handles the judge is also very funny. This is one of a very good hilarious movies, which definitely worth watching. Click here to watch the trailer of this movie and here to see one of my favorite dialogues. Watch this movie and share your comments.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The Rainmaker - John Grisham's most favourite.

This movie is based on the novel *The Rainmaker* by John Grisham. The story is about an young man, Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon), who has just completed his degree, and gets a job in a firm. He is associated with a short guy, Deck (Danny DeVito) who has not completed his degrees, but who is very much experienced in getting small cases like accident cases. Rudy already has some cases in his hand: A case of claiming insurance, from GreatBeneift Insurance company, for a patient, Donny Ray, suffering from leukemia, who desperately needs the insurance money to undergo a costly operation to survive. This case is the main story line.

Rudy encounters intimidating, experienced lawyers who are paid $1000 per hour by GreatBenefit for the insurance claim case. He is literally humiliated by those lawyers as he is very much in-experienced. As the case goes, Rudy becomes Donny's friend. Donny asks Rudy to take care of his family after his demise with the money he is going to get by winning the case. Later, in the middle of the case, Donny dies of cancer. Rudy wants to take revenge on GreatBeneift and fights his level best; gets some vital clues and help from his associate, Deck and manages to win the case.

In the meanwhile, Rudy meets Kelly (Claire Danes), who is admitted in a hospital, as she got hit by her husband, with a baseball bat. He learns that she is often admitted in the hospital in a very critical condition. He develops sympathy on her and talks to her and becomes her friend and later he starts to love her. Since Kelly has no one to care about her, she is destined to live with her husband who often hits her when he is intoxicated. Kelly also starts to love Rudy but is afraid that her husband would kill her and Rudy also. Rudy gets into a situation in which he has to kill Kelly's husband. But Kelly gets the murder weapon and asks him to leave so that she gets convicted, to save him. But she gets released as the murder is considered to be for self-defense.

This is a movie with tragedy, sentiment, friendship and love in the core. Click here to watch the trailer of this movie. Though this movie goes very slowly, we will get occupied by the movie for a while. This is definitely a movie which worth watching. Watch this film and let me know your comments.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Spider Man 3 - A piece of cake for critics

Spider Man 3 also has a great impact as the previous two parts; but now, there are a lot of criticism for this movie. The main reason is that, this movie is the longest movie in the sequel having a lot of sentiments and emotions and ofcourse a lot of actions. If you are ready to spare some sentiments of Spider Man, you will definitely enjoy this movie. The stunts are really amazing, astonishing and superb. Spider Man faces four villans in this movie including himself. All the action sequence are as usual excellent.

Fried or Foe: Parker's friend Harry becomes his enemy as he thinks Spider Man has killed his father and so tries to kill him. The real murderer of Parker's uncle becomes (an, almost, immortal) Sandman and Parker tries to kill him. When Spider Man is occupied by alien entity, he gains a good amount of enemity from his colleague\competitor who then becomes Venom, who is trying to kill Spider Man. Spider Man when in the alien's hold, behaves badly and loses his lover MJ.

How he handles all these, is the movie. It is little hard to accpet the Sandman's power (and how he gets his dress back after reforming from sand :-) ), why Venom's tooth are like fangs, how spider man could first take back the black dress easily earlier and then strugglles to remove it later, etc. But, this is a sci-fi movie which means, *Devoid of Logics*. If we could accept that a bite of a spider could make a man the SpiderMan and find it hard to believe the above mentioned things, then this SM3 will not be enjoyable.

When you enter the theatre (or playing the DVD), say this to yourself: *I am watching this movie to enjoy the superb animation and stunts sequence. I will accept the sentiments of Spider Man. I will not look out for logics.*. This will make this movie an excellent movie. Despite all the flaws, this movie is defnitely worth watching at least once in a big screen. Watch this movie and spare your comments!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Meet the {Parents & Fockers} - Only if you are an adult!

*Meet The Parents* is a movie about a love couple who wants to get the permission of the parents before wedding. First they go to meet the bride's parents. Her father (Robert De Niro) does not like groom (Ben Stiller) the moment he sees him. Robert De Niro is a retired CIA officer who has hidden camera's and mic's everywhere in the house to closely monitor the groom. This is how the movie goes. Ben Stiller finds it really hard to get good name from RobertDeNiro and in point, he is rejected by RobertDeNiro for his terrible lies. But since his daughter still loves BenStiller, he accepts him, but with one condition: All of them has to meet the parents of BenStiller to learn about his family and their culture.

*Meet the Fockers* is the sequel of *Meet the parents* in which BenStiller again struggles to comfort RobertDeNiro in his own house. Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand have acted as Ben Stiller's parents. Ben Stiller undergoes very much embarrassing situations in both the movies. Almost all the comedies are crude and sexually oriented. *Meet the Parents* have better sentiments and impacts than *Meet the Fockers*. Overall, both the movies are Okay-Movies. Click here and then here to watch the trailer of these movies. Watch the films and share your comments here.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Primal Fear - Slow and Steady wins the case

This is a movie about an innocent 19 year old boy, Erin (Edward Norton), who has been arrested, for killing the priest who brought him up, in a very gory way. He is found running out of the murder spot with blood stains all over his body. When the entire nation thinks that Erin has done that, one attorney, Morty (Richard Gere), think that he is innocent and takes that case to defend him for free. As the movie goes, Morty finds that Erin is sufferring from Multiple Personality Disorder and that his other character, Roy, who is very viloent has killed the priest and Roy admits that he has done that to Morty (Anniyan has taken some part from this movie I hope so). Morty finds it hard to proove this to court and finally after much struggle wins that case. When everything is okay and when the movie is about to end, Morty goes to Erin and says this good news; then something happens in that movie, which is extremely good.

I was occupied by this movie and I could not come out of the movie for some hours. Edward Norton was nominated for Oscar for this movie for his excellent acting. This movie has a slow start and moves slowly till one hour and then it speeds up. A good movie which worth watching. See the movie fully and let me know your comments.