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Why I Absolutely Loved Sleepless in Seattle Even Watching It After 27 Years of Its Release

Today I watched Sleepless in Seattle 27 years after the film got released. And I loved it.

I don’t know why I didn’t see this movie earlier in my life. I usually avoid RomComs because I am keener in thrillers, sci-fi but missing this movie for so long was an utter stupidity.

I should have watched it right after I watched “You’ve Got Mail.” Nora Ephron was behind some of the greatest romantic comedies of all time, including When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, and, of course, Sleepless in Seattle.

I was browsing through the Netflix catalog and somehow found it, and I instantly remembered that it was in my watch list for so long; nevertheless, I kept procrastinating because of the genre.

But after seeing this movie today, I have liked the film SO MUCH, more than I initially hoped so. Some films stick with you beyond its stories, screenplay.

There are some moments in films you keep coming back to see (Cap wielding Mjolnir, Run Forrest Run, I wanted it to be you so badly, I’ll be back, etc.) again and again. This movie is that kind of film.

It starts with a phone call to a late-night radio host, and, suddenly, we are introduced to the ever beautiful Meg Ryan and ever charming Tom Hanks. And they have electrifying chemistry that’s almost palpable.

Sleepless in Seattle tells the story of a bereaved architect (Tom Hanks) who confesses his loneliness to a radio DJ and is subsequently sought out by a woman who lives on the other side of America. A boy wants to see his dad (Hanks) happy after his mother died of cancer. Hanks and Meg Ryan comes into the play as the perfect duo with unparalleled chemistry. The story is full of innocence and a pure heart.

27 years later, the film is still as fresh as it was 2 decades ago. The story is simple, but it was done masterfully.

The movie offers a lot of hard-to-believe scenarios, like meeting on the top of Empire Street Building but still, as a 90s rom-com – you can give that a pass.

A heartwarming movie perfect for a lazy afternoon. It’s also available on Netflix.

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Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks have a chemistry that’s hard to come by today. Still a classic. See it with your girl.

Bored? Frustrated? Can’t decide what to do?

Give this movie a chance, and I hope you’ll have a smile when you end the movie.

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Why Matrix Is One of The Best Sci-fi Movies of All Time

Some movies don’t age. The Matrix from the Wachowski sisters is one of them. I have watched this movie a few times before.

The first time I watched it was on BTV with a Bangla dubbing. However, I couldn’t complete the movie because it was late at night.

The second time I watched it on a DVD disk. I was blown away. The third time I watched it on blu ray. The Matrix, which came out two decades ago, is still very relevant today. It’s still astonishing how they made this movie in 1999 when technology wasn’t advanced as of today.

As a tech enthusiast – The Matrix has always stayed with me because of its futuristic story telling in a very believable way. The distinct look, vibe and atmosphere (tinted green color, urban isolated high tech environment) is truly its own.

This movie has inspired countless movies with its action sequences. The bullet time scene has been an iconic scene since the first day. The effect was immediately copied everywhere in movies and on TV – hell, even commercials were doing it – and was eventually absorbed into the standard language of special effects. For better or for worse, “bullet time” reinvigorated the genre and shattered the clichés for a whole bunch of new ones to come.

Dialogues like “Red pill or blue pill” has made its way to the pop culture. The Matrix is still one of the best movies ever made. I’m glad the series is getting a fourth movie with the original cast. I’ll be waiting.

A timeless classic of modern cinema.

#ThrowbackToGreatMovies

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Batman V Superman – Audience Review [Not Another Critic Review]

Batman vs Superman Is NOT WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING

So first of all, let me clarify a few things. I did not intend to write this review but after seeing so much negativity about the movie, I thought “Hey! They’re misleading the whole movie goers! It’s not actually what they are saying!”, I had to write a general audience review of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Batman vs Superman is one of the most hyped and wish listed movies of 2016, naturally people will speak up if things are not like they are expecting. However, the in general perspective of this movie is kind of misleading. The online bashing might wonder you, “Hey! It’s that bad? I did not expect it”. But that IS NOT THE CASE. That’s why I’m writing this review as a regular movie lover guy, a superhero movie lover. No I do not hate DC or Marvel. I like Marvel’s Iron Man and I like Batman. I liked Ant-Man and other bunch of movies and I’m a big fan of DC Comics too. So, in this review, I’m not going to write like a critic, I would rather try to what happened while I watched Batman vs Superman in the first day.

Batman v Superman Fan Review

 

[No spoilers ahead. You can freely read the whole article]

 

A Review From Audience Point of View

First of all, let me clear it out. I did not take pencil and paper to write down flaws of this movie. I simply went on to have some enjoyable time with my friends. I also really wanted to see Ben Affleck as Batman as well as the new take on Batman by Zack Snyder. I did not read any reviews prior to watch the film and I did not have any intention that “I will like this film no matter what” or “I’ll hate it no matter what”. My perspective was, let’s see the new Batman v Superman and let’s enjoy the movie.

Batman V Superman Is A New Take On DC Universe

The first things, you’re gonna do, is to compare this new Batman to Christian Bell’s Batman. But hey, please do NOT! Because Christopher Nolan’s Batman is a complete different world and universe altogether. That IS NOT a comic adaptation and that IS NOT REAL BATMAN. Can Superman exist in Christopher Nolan’s Batman world? No sure, he cannot. So, you cannot take that Batman and cannot fit that into a universe where other super heroes like Superman, Wonder Woman and Flash exists, can you?

Batman V Superman Reboots Batman In A Refined Way

So if you are enthusiastically and curiously waiting to see the new take on Batman and wondering how am I gonna accept it, there’s good news for you. Zack Snyder’s take on Batman is a delightful reboot. It’s great to see the actual comic hero Batman where Superman and Wonder Woman can actually exist in his world. And frankly saying, Ben Affleck did an astoundingly great job portraying the character of Batman. It was a great cast and he surpassed his challenges pretty well. His charismatic performance will leave you very pleased and satisfied when you leave the hall.

Zack Snyder Falls Short On First Half

The first half of the movie introduces the characters of the whole movie. Although, the movie starts off with a bang with some footages from Man Of Steel and carries a message that the movie will be kick ass,  it falls short after the first 10 minutes. It starts with Batman watching the massacre of Man Of Steel and it shows great promise. I have to add, the background score during this time by Hans Zimmer was particularly well made.

Nonetheless, Snyder wanted to build up the story  by introducing various characters. However, it did not turn out so well. This could have been directed well. Sometimes, I felt confused, what actually he’s doing. He made some confusing scenes while introducing to all the characters and makes the tempo of the movie low. The worst part of the first half is, sometimes, Snyder shows some totally unnecessary scenes that makes you even more confused. I’m not gonna speak out which scenes for the sake of spoilers.

Zack Snyder Picks Himself Up On The Second Half

Just sometimes before the intermission, Snyder picks himself up from confusing you. He backs himself again on track and continue to tell the story in a much more refined way. The second half was way better than first half and oh man, there are some scenes between Batman & Superman. Those scenes were just too good and anyone can go second time, just to watch those scenes. In the meantime, you are going to see Gal Gaddot as Wonder Woman and you’re going to be left charmed by his presence.

Second half continues to excel while brining Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor Jr and Wonder Woman. The finishing was “NOT CONVENTIONAL” as you would not expect from a Superhero movie. But it was nice to see, Snyder didn’t finish the story as anyone would expect. It was a really different ending and pretty much a majority of people would love the finishing. However, some people might wonder why he finished like this and could argue it wasn’t satisfying for them

Characters’ Justice

Henry Cavil as Superman

Henry Cavil did a fine job as Superman. Pretty much like you have seen him on Man of Steel. He delivered a good performance, however, director could give Superman some extra time I guess.

Ben Affleck as Batman

HE WAS THE STAR OF THE MOVIE. He did meet all of my expectation as Batman. Also, you will feel why there’s no place for Christopher Nolan’s Batman in this universe. His voice and actions made me more pumped and excited more of him. It was a great performance by Ben Affleck

Gal Gaddot as Wonder Woman

Gal Gaddot as Wonder Woman did a nice job, though her presence wasn’t much. I expect to see more of her in the upcoming standalone Wonder Woman movie.

Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor Jr

Lex Luthor Jr is played by Jesse Eisenberg. His approach to the character was different, but I wasn’t really satisfied by the Joker-ish” adaptation of Lex Luthor. His speech style and dialogue delivery sometimes feel very odd and doesn’t really fit into the movie. His character was kind of inspired from “Joker” and it wasn’t done properly. It was half baked. It could be done better by Jesse Eisenberg himself if he didn’t have to talk with the odd accent.

Conclusion

The film got very negative reviews in sites like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB by Critics. But, these movies are not made for critics, are they?

Pros

  • Reasonably good enjoyable movie
  • Some great VFX
  • Great actions
  • Some humors here and there
  • Batman vs Superman Fight
  • Ben Affleck as Batman
  • Finishing was satisfying

Cons

  • Story-telling could be reasonably better
  • No cliff hanging “Thrilling Moments”
  • Batman vs Superman sequence should have been extended a bit more
  • Introducing and killing Doomsday in a very short span of time

On the whole, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is NOT A BAD MOVIE. It may be from a critics’ point of view, but it’s an enjoyable film. If you liked Avengers: Age of Ultron, you got to like it too. However, it falls short on first half and there are flaws. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable ride as Ben Affleck pulls the Batman character very nicely. The villains could be stronger, killing off Doomsday in a very short time is an idiotic move, however, it’s a good one time watch movie.

I would rate it 7.5/10

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Download Impossible Five – A MUST WATCH WORST NATOK!

So you’rIe fan of Airtel’s Natoks & want to watch this year’s Airtel presented Natok? Don’t worry bro! Impossible Five worth a watch & I’ll provide the Youtube Link to watch Impossible Five at the end of this post.

Impossible Five – Impossible To Tolerate!

Impossible Five was hyped as previous Airtel natoks. The expectation was certainly high because of the previous Airtel natok. “[email protected] Time Dourer Upor” was really an awesome enjoyable natok in our scenario. That certainly represented the culture of youth of our country. So, everyone was expecting a fairly good installment after highly succesfull [email protected] time dourer upor.

 

But here it comes! Impossible Five. I don’t afraid to declare that this is THE WORST NATOK I’VE EVER SEEN. Even BTV shows better than this one. I mean c’mon man! The director must be joking with the audiences! My feeling while watching the natok is kinda this!

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Yeah I wanted to break my monitor 😐

Impossible Five – Short Review

My initial reaction after seeing this goes like this. I also posted this as my Facebook status.

Want to slap me thrice to even think to watch the so called, Impossible Five! Natok is recorded by the worst camera I’ve ever seen, didn’t seem to me there was even any screenplay. & story? Don’t even tell me about it.

My feeling: You got to be kidding me Mr. Director!

I want to suggest everyone to download & watch it. You’ll have a clear thought how worst a natok can be! #‎GOnWatch

There are tons of status like this, flying in facebook. Still I wanted to watch it because I needed to know how bad it could be!

Why You Need To Watch Impossible Five

I wouldn’t write this review if you don’t need to watch it. You certainly need to watch this PATHETIC, WASTE OF MONEY, WASTE OF TIME, NO BRAINER, WORTHLESS, WORST Telefilm because you need to know how bad a natok can be! How worst can be its direction! How faltu can the screenplay be! Just watch it from Youtube below!

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Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie Review From An Ordinary Man

Jab Tak Hai Jaan: Expectations

(You can read this post without hesitation. I’ll not post a single spoiler.)

Jab Tak Hai Jaan is the latest movie from the veteran & recently died veteran director Yash Chopra, famous for movie like Silsila, Dewaar, Darr, Dil To Pagal Hai & Veer Zaara. This movie is starred by romance boy Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif & Anushka Sharma.

When Veer Zaara was released I was too young to understand it. When I saw it for the first time it looked to me like a garbage. However, I saw this movie after 4/5 years and I became so touched & was emotionally attached to this movie like none other films at that time. I’ve watched this movie probably 20/30 times after that. Likewise, the dialogues, the cinematography, the climax, the plot still touches me like the first time. This magic happened because this was a YASH CHOPRA movie, the man who has his own kingdom of love on celluloid.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan: Excitement

So this movie was released on 13 November 2012. I was impatiently looking for a good prints. (As no Bollywood films release in Bangladesh yet). I found some cheap camrips but they didn’t look appealing. I was eagerly waiting for a DVDScr rip. ALAS! It still hasn’t come after 5days of releasing! So yesterday I downloaded a filtered camrip & watched this awesome, mind-blowing, YASH CHOPRATASTIC movie. Again, I’ve fell in love!!!

Red heartJab Tak Hai JaanRed heart It’s all about love

Jab Tak Hai Jaan has the most decent crew onboard. Oscar winner AR Rahman as music director, Oscar winner Gulzar as lyrics writer, 17 Filmfare award winner, romance king Shahrukh Khan, gorgeous & beautiful Katrina Kaif & the young lady Anushka Sharma. Besides, who can forget the one & only king of romance on-screen? YASH CHOPRA.

Coming to the review of Jab Tak Hai Jaan

 

Jab Tak Hai Jaan Movie Review

It’s YASH CHOPRATASTIC! YES it certainly is. It has all the elements you’ll ask for a YC film.

The movie starts with Samar Anand (Shahrukh Khan) An army officer who works in bomb disposal of Indian army. Shahrukh has played a marvelous, tremendous & outstanding job in this character. YES. It stands upright to previous legends like Veer Pratap Singh & Raj. So certainly both SRK & Yash Chopra deserve ‘THANKS’ for this,

Katrina looked real nice in the whole film. But her performance has brutally failed to me. Her expressions weren’t as real as it should. We all know Katrina mainly plays a barbie-doll role & first time she tried to do some acting & failed. But you’ll not be regretting for this since the other heroine Anushka Sharma has done a fine & excellent job. Anushka was so lively in the whole movie. Moreover, she rocked along with SRK in the whole movie. From my view, SRK+Anushka was better than Katrina+SRK,

The cinematography should get real praise. The background music was grand too. The dialogues were touchy too. (like Veer Zaara, Dil To Pagal Hai). The only negative thing I found is the 2nd co-incidence in the 2nd half. It was kinda unrealistic. Except this & Katrina’s performance, the movie was rock solid & has it’s own ground like previous YC film.

Some Unforgettable Moments

Where can I start & where can I end? I’m in love with SAMAR ANAND. This army officer has his own view of life. He doesn’t wear a suit to defuse bombs. (You’ll know why if you see the movie). His angry looks, less talking won my heart. Besides, there are couple of scenes in the movie which will be remembered for by me.

Conclusion

On the whole all I can say is the film will be remembered… The performances will be remembered… Yash Chopra will be remembered.… Jab Tak Hai Jaan will be remembered… Jab Tak Hai Jaan!!!

Rating: 8.5/10

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Jab Tak Hai Jaan Poem – Bangla Translation

Jab Tak Hai Jaan is an upcoming film by Yash Chopra & Shahrukh Khan. There was a poem recited while the trailer was released. (Check youtube.com/yrf for more).

The original Hindi Poem goes like this:

Teri aankhon ki namkeen mastiyan
Teri hansi ki beparwaah gustakhiyaan
Teri zulfon ki leharaati angdaiyaan
Nahi bhoolunga main
Jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan

Tera haath se haath chhodna
Tera saayon se rukh modna
Tera palat ke phir na dekhna
Nahin maaf karunga main
Jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan

Baarishon mein bedhadak tere naachne se
Baat baat pe bewajah tere roothne se
Chhoti chhoti teri bachkani badmashiyon se
Mohabbat karunga main
Jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan..

Tere jhoothe kasme vaadon se
Tere jalte sulagte khwabon se
Teri be-raham duaaon se
Nafrat karunga main
Jab tak hai jaan, jab tak hai jaan

— by Aditya Chopra

So our favotire Udashin da at Projanmo made the very best Bangla translation of this poem. I’m sharing it via this image. 🙂

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An Epic Film from Tom Hanks: The Terminal

First of all let me clear that it is a movie review post. (If you are looking for download links it’s not the site)

Anyways, let’s move on to the topic. The Terminal is a 2004 film from Tom Hanks, directed by the guru Steven Spielberg. It is about a man trapped in a terminal at New York Airport, when he is denied entry into the United States and at the same time cannot return to his native country, Krakozhia. He was in a situation that neither he can go back to Krakozhia nor he could enter New York.

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My Review of The Terminal

At first when I decided to watch the movie, I wasn’t that much interested. I thought it would be a so-so movie. But as the story goes on, the movie becomes more interesting. it shows how a life can be when one catch situations like these. He made his own world in a New York terminal. He makes his friends, colleagues-a new family there.

Furthermore, he meets his crush, Amelie. He meets flight attendant Amelia Warren (Catherine Zeta-Jones), who asks him to have a dinner, but he tries to earn money so that he can ask Amelia out instead. He finally gets an off-the-books job as a construction worker at the airport earning $19 an hour (more money than Dixon makes Smile with tongue out). Gradually, he also learns to speak fluent English.

Rating: 9/10

Conclusion: Why are you still waiting man? Run & watch it now if you haven’t watched it yet!