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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Honest Movie Review

Verdict - "A Visual Treat!"

Being one of the most anticipated films of the year, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald pleases the followers and surprises the muggles by acting more like a channel for the development of the story rather than independently being one. With highly renowned actors in the cast, the performances are enticing to watch and the visual effects and cinematography, enchanting!

Jude Law playing Albus Dumbledore maintains the poise as well as the playfulness of the beloved character, and Johnny Depp is flawless as usual. Eddie Redmayne connects Newt to the audience much more effectively than the previous movie while Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol manage to cheer the audience between intense scenes. The most impressive and fulfilling part of the film is Ezra Miller and Zoe Kravitz who were successful in giving impeccable and acute performances which were important because of the anticipation of their characters from the books.

The story picks up right from the beginning with grand escapades and entrances but towards the climax leaves you confused much like in the later Harry Potter movies. A few expected characters like Nagini (Claudia Kim), Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) are given less screen time and also Grindelwald resembles The Dark Lord a lot which is why it is hard to acknowledge his unique personality.

Enclosing I'd like to say that David Yates has done yet another spectacular job making this movie a visual treat and for JK Rowling, well, I have only one thing to say - the brightest writer of her age!

Rating - 4.5/5 | Grade - A+

-A Just Stream Editorial by Nikitha Kashyap aka WW
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Instant Movie Review #12 (Jupiter Ascending)

The Wachowskis - "Jupiter Ascending"

Positives:
1) Visual effects

Negatives:
1) Story and Screenplay
2) Characters and Performances

Intro: Crammed with astounding visual effects and a mundane storyline Jupiter Ascending is a movie that you never wish to watch. 

Plot: Marketed as a modern day sci-fi adventure, Jupiter Ascending narrates an escapade about an alien race known as the Abrasax trying to hunt down a human Jupiter Jones for a prized possession.

Analysis: What's more infuriating about the movie was it's screenplay subsumed with a clichéd moment for every fifteen minutes, few poorly written characters and an overall premise that you're fascinated to watch. 

Verdict: Nevertheless, Jupiter Ascending is a startling eye-candy but is a huge missed opportunity which could've done wonders with an appealing story and a well-crafted screenplay. Give it a pass!


My Rating - 1.5/5 | Grade - D (A hangover!)

-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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The Theory of Everything - Movie Review

Verdict - "A remarkable storyline held up few staggering performances".

Reliving the prodigious life of Dr. Stephen Hawking, learning about his accomplishments in astrophysics and his relationship with his family and friends, The Theory of Everything presents us everything in a glimpse held up by few remarkable performances and an exceptional screenplay.

In a much more endearing way, the movie starts with the interaction between Stephen and Jane, two students from the Cambridge University working for their PhDs in their respective fields. Eventually, Stephen grapples with a neuron disease and upon knowing that he only has two years to live, Jane marries Stephen and the narrative advances on.

The movie can go in two perspectives here, it can either concentrate more on Stephen's successful career in astrophysics and focus less on his personal life or vice versa. Because the movie was based on a book written by Jane Wilde Hawking, we get to see more of his personal life, the dreadful stages of his disease and also few defining moments of his career.

When they are ample of things to narrate in a movie, the screenplay stumbles a bit and reflects on the movie. But screenwriter, Anthony McCarten did an incredible job in balancing the movie very well by constructing every scene astonishingly without protracting it too long.

With high praise and justified oscar nomination, Eddie Redmayne in the movie was astonishing, it was one of the startling performances I've seen in 2014. The way he transpired himself into this character with his body language and appearance was amazing to watch and I wouldn't be surprised if he scores an academy award this time.

Felicity Jones portrayed another strong and prominent role in the movie which put forwards the movie as a compelling narrative. Much like Eddie, Felicity Jones character goes through profuse emotions and she displayed everything effortlessly which is quite marvelous.

To conclude and appreciate James Marsh for a staggering directorial feature, The Theory of Everything is a fascinating petite yet a brief look at Hawking's career and family which totally procures every single nomination that it received from the Academy. Certainly one of my favorite and the best movies of 2014.

 My Rating - 4/5 | Grade - A
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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