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Friday, 29 August 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 - A Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Rating - 3/5

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review

The biggest downside with director Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles isn’t such a lot that it’s unhealthy most because it has no reason to exist during which to justify its mediocrity. It doesn’t redefine the franchise in any profound fashion on the far side claustrophobic world-shrinking, nor will it supply any new variations on the classic characters. Moreover, the film is therefore hurried and also the character work therefore momentary that it essentially depends on our previous information of the property to evoke any emotional impact or visceral enjoyment. It’s a foul picture, stuffed with terrible expositive dialogue and lacking in scenes wherever our heroes truly ask one another. With speak we tend to concern however Guardians of the Galaxy represents some quite “post-plot” blockbuster (I thought we likable movies concerning individuals and not things), here is AN action entry with such a lot plot that character is barely an afterthought. It’s as generic a bring up as you'll imagine, learning all of the worst lessons of recent rebooted properties and mixing them into a principally disappointing stew. Oh, and also the teenage mutant ninja turtles themselves are unpleasant to seem at and not remotely fun to be around.

teenage mutant ninja turtles review

The plot is essentially a hybrid of the last 2 wonderful Spider-Man films with Mission: not possible two thrown sure sensible live. For higher or worse, the lead character during this film isn't one amongst the turtles however rather April O’Neil, as Megan Fox’s fluff newsperson who need to be a significant journalist (someone didn’t learn the teachings of Bruce Almighty) is each our entry character and our core protagonist. The new plot needlessly complicates Ms. O’Neil’s relationship with the turtles moreover as her affiliation to device (who, it ought to be noted, is contending by Tohoru Masamune and not William Fichtner). While not going into details, the film essentially creates a closed world wherever April was essentially destined to search out the turtles when her discovery eventually puts them and also the entire town at risk.

Like the varied Transformers in archangel Bay’s 1st couple Transformers films, the title characters ar canonised supporting characters in their own picture, brought onscreen to try to to battle and sometimes crack wise however different wise left adrift by a script that leaves nearly no time to ascertain their relationship to every other. Rendered via CGI and motion capture, the large and large turtles ar candidly ugly creations, and their aggressive and infrequently hostile personalities render them genuinely annoying. They pay abundant of the picture threatening or otherwise bullying April whereas Splinter (Tony Shalhoub, given some actually atrocious dialogue) is candidly a tyrannical would-be father figure. The turtles aren’t even clearly bloody or cruel such a lot as conventional jocks. But a cute bit in an elevator towards the top, we tend to pay no time with the turtles simply being along as friends and as family.

It may be unfair to say the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, however since this new adaptation has several of a similar character beats and plot points, the bring up cannot facilitate however disappoint compared to the first live-action film. Affirmative the action is technically superior; however the kind character work and genuinely thoughtful storytelling that created the first such an sudden treat (one that holds up spectacularly) is generally absent now around. Moreover, the first “man in suit” and puppet work of the printing operation adaptation includes a real “believe your eyes” quality, though the new film loses out part as a result of the camera ne'er sits still long enough for US to really see our shelled heroes for any amount of your time. But the attractive climactic upper side action sequence, the cutting is simply too tight and also the action beats ar too agitated therein “can’t believe your eyes as a result of the CGI creations appear to be flying” quite means. There’s a terrific confined chase scene, abundant of that you’ve seen within the trailers, however otherwise the few action beats within the 1st 2 acts ar perfunctory or shrouded darkly.

The film fails its human characters moreover, with Megan Fox burdened with terrible expositive dialogue and can Arnett burdened by having to play a genuinely corroborative  colleague who remembers each twenty minutes that he needs to lie with aforesaid newsperson (Michelangelo’s crush on April is aggressive to the purpose of being hostile). Fichtner has nothing of importance to try to to, on the face of it existing therefore April can have one thing vital to do within the action climax. what's refreshing is that April is really a full of life participant within the story, essentially the lead character and solely finding herself in peril once she chooses to put herself there for the would-be bigger sensible. Teenage would have thought teen Mutant Ninja Turtles would be the lone summer blockbuster outside of maleficent with a feminine lead?). However the remainder of the human forged, as well as the paramilitary Foot tribe that has somehow terrorized town for years while not the NYPD clamping down on them, is wasted. The full film feels seamed along from a bring up farm, with very little plot logic and even less real character interaction.

Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is that the quite film that creates franchise reboots look unhealthy. It’s no reason to exist but entrapping following generation of children whereas hoping to ensnare adults who grew up with the property 1st time around whereas giving very little of what created the franchise remotely special within the first place. It’s loud and frantic while not being exciting, with lead heroes who ar visually unpleasant therein archangel thespian in imaginary creature quite means and stock villains who exist just to theme and fight on cue. That the film puts its actress within the key protagonist role is admirable, and Fox is pretty much as good because the material can enable her to be. And also the third act includes a few robust action beats that highlights what was missing from the continuing seventy five minutes. The hurried 100-minute image spends an excessive amount of time on plot that needlessly connects all of the most characters whereas deed next-to-no time to really build relationships. It’s nothing to mention and tiny recreation price on the far side capricious visceral action beats. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is seriously short on turtle power.

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Monday, 28 April 2014

Movie Review: Revolver Rani

revolver rani

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Vir Das, Zakir Hussain, Zeishan Quadri 
Director: Sai Kabir Shrivastav 
Producer: Tigmanshu Dhulia 
Music: Sanjeev Srivastava 
Writer: Sai Kabir Shrivastav

When it’s a mad, mad, mad world, trust Kangana Ranaut to tug out the stops. 

As the trigger-happy ‘hero’ of Revolver blue blood, the uncontrolled lead actor dives head 1st into the deep finish of the ethical cesspit that writer-director Sai Kabir conjures up in his 1st free film. 

Alka Singh of Morena is not any normal rural area hell-raiser. She flashes gold-bearing bustiers, sports her trademark nappy hair style, and takes on a noticeably darkened skin tone.

Kangana’s character could be a fire-spewing attacker who nurses a secret need to be a mother and a hausfrau. whereas she lets her gun do abundant of the talking on her behalf, she aspires for the straightforward joys of womanhood. 

The film flits from the non-public to the political, the emotional to the glaring, and also the absurd to the deadly serious. For the foremost half, Revolver blue blood hits the bull’s eye. 

It is each hilariously funny and deeply disturbing: simply the type of fabric that's right up Kangana Ranaut’s street. 

She doesn’t miss one aggregation on the manner, rampaging through a twisted narrative within which electoral contests and gang wars ar indistinguishable from one another. 

As Kangana bares the mangled soul of the eponymic heroine, she turns what's by no suggests that a unflawed film into a ballsy ballad of the Bhind-Morena badlands wherever dangerous plots ar hatched, bullets ar dismissed and blood is spilled at the drop of a hat.

Kangana, contemporary from a queen-sized box workplace triumph, embraces this blue blood with all the facility that she will be able to muster. 

The result's a high-on-adrenaline heroine who thrives on overdrive, the type that went out of vogue with Fearless Nadia and Hunterwali.

No, Revolver blue blood, for all its retro vogue and ingredients, is never that ancient in spirit and substance. 

But it will draw heavily from recent Hindi picture show traditions whereas fully destruction the dependence of the political adventure story on typical masculinity. 

Sai Kabir’s wicked battle the turbulent lifetime of a hell’s angel in an exceedingly man’s world is that the medium equivalent of a smorgasbord. 

Its nods ar directed at various genres – noir, payback heroic tale, comic caper, political sarcasm, imitation legend, and an honest recent tale of courageousness within the face of maximum danger.

These ar smartly stirred into associate degree revitalis cocktail that stands out primarily as a result of at the center of it all is associate degree unstoppable  woman who pulls no punches.

The protagonist could be a feisty politician whose instrument runs across city. 

Her opponent, Udaybhan Singh (Zakir Hussain), and his bungling men ar perpetually at the receiving finish of Alka’s no-holds-barred political sorties.

They arrange ways that to eliminate her, however the woman and her principal consultant, the injured Balli Mama (Piyush Mishra), ar so much too cunning for the half-baked machinations of their adversaries. 

The romantic interest is provided by a applier Bollywood actor Rohan Kapoor (Vir Das). 

He strays into the lifetime of Alka Singh hoping to any his probabilities of constructing it as a star. however that basically is that the finish of the road for the guy.

It is a unidirectional street that leads either to the raging fireplace of hell or to the salubrious canals of city. Alka digs each, all things Italian and everything that smells of bother.

Revolver blue blood includes a delightfully humourous parallel track that takes aim at the manipulations of the media.

A news reader seems at crucial points within the plot within the manner of a classic sutradhar and launches into over the highest descriptions of the shenanigans of the powerful. 

She takes recourse to distorted poetry, film lyrics and snatches of Hindi literary composition dialogue to form her purpose. gratuitous to mention, she is everywhere the place.

The film additionally alludes to corruption in, and also the human value of, the indiscriminate acquisition of social group land at the command of huge trade.

Mercifully, Revolver blue blood isn't a case of associate degree vaulting writer-director biting off over he will chew. 

The script stays on the right track even once the drama teeters on the sting of the atrociously outre. 

Kangana lends a crepitation and corrosively sharp edge to the central character of a tough-as-nails girl in an exceedingly mug’s game. 

Vir Das could be a total anomaly during this world. however that's specifically what he's meant to be – a person WHO is out of his depth within the rough and tumble of the rural area.

Zakir Hussain is absolutely forged because the strongman who is forever on the rear foot. He moves back and forth between fanfare and bewilderment with easy ease.

Also noteworthy is Piyush Mishra’s characteristically consistent performance.

A Kangana Ranaut film looks to be progressively effort the proportions of a genre unto itself. 

It wants neither vendable male co-stars nor the tried-and-tested conventions of Bollywood blockbusters. 

Revolver blue blood could lack star power, however it's no dearth of military strength. 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Cast of Game of Thrones

game of thrones cast

House Stark
  • Sean Bean as Lord Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell.
  • Michelle Fairley as Lady Catelyn Stark, originally of House Tully.
  • Richard Madden as Robb Stark, Eddard's eldest son and heir.
  • Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Eddard's eldest daughter.
  • Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Eddard's youngest daughter.
  • Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark, Eddard's middle son.
  • Art Parkinson as Rickon Stark, Eddard's youngest son.
  • Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Eddard's bastard son by an unknown mother.
  • Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark, Eddard's younger brother, First Ranger of the Night's Watch.

Retainers at Winterfell
  • Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, a ward and hostage for his rebellious father's good behavior.
  • Ron Donachie as Ser Rodrik Cassel, master of arms.
  • Jamie Sives as Jory Cassel, Rodrik's nephew, captain of the guards.
    • Phil Dixon as Tomard, a guardsman.
    • Graham Charles as Varly, a guardsman.
  • Donald Sumpter as Maester Luwin, a maester of the Citadel.
  • Kristian Nairn as Hodor, a simple stableboy.
  • Margaret John as Old Nan, a retired servant and Hodor's great-grandmother.
  • Susan Brown as Septa Mordane, a religious tutor and governess to Arya and Sansa.
  • Esme Bianco as Ros, a prostitute working in Winterfell's outlying town.

Vassals and allies of House Stark
  • Clive Mantle as Lord Greatjon Umber, Lord of Last Hearth, a loyal vassal of House Stark.
  • Mark Coney as Lord Galbart Glover, Lord of Deepwood Motte, a vassal of House Stark.
  • Steven Blount (Season 1)/John Stahl (Season 2) as Lord Rickard Karstark, Lord of Karhold, a vassal and distant kinsman of House Stark.
  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jojen Reed, the son and heir of Lord Howland Reed, one of Eddard Stark's closest friends and allies.
  • Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed, Jojen's older sister.

House Bolton and retainers
  • Michael McElhatton as Lord Roose Bolton, Lord of the Dreadfort, a vassal of Eddard Stark.
  • Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Snow, Lord Roose's bastard son.
  • Noah Taylor as Locke, a vassal and hunter in Lord Bolton's service.
  • Charlotte Hope as Myranda, a prostitute at the Dreadfort.

House Lannister
  • Charles Dance as Lord Tywin Lannister, the widowed patriarch of House Lannister and father of Jaime, Cersei and Tyrion.
  • Lena Headey as Queen Cersei Lannister, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, twin sister of Jaime, mother of Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen.
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, a knight of the Kingsguard, twin brother of Cersei.
  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Cersei and Jaime's younger brother, called the Imp for his size.
  • Ian Gelder as Ser Kevan Lannister, Lord Tywin's younger brother and closest adviser.
  • Eugene Simon as Lancel Lannister, Ser Kevan's son, a squire to King Robert.
  • Karl Davies as Alton Lannister, a distant cousin of the main branch of the family.

Vassals and allies of House Lannister
  • Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne, a squire, a member of one of the Lannisters' vassal families.
  • Fintan McKeown as Ser Amory Lorch, a loyal vassal and retainer of House Lannister.
  • Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane, Prince Joffrey's bodyguard and sworn sword, long in the service of House Lannister.
  • Conan Stevens (Season 1)/Ian Whyte (Season 2)/Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Season 4) as Ser Gregor Clegane, Sandor Clegane's brother and the most feared knight in Westeros, known as 'Lord Tywin's Mad Dog'.
  • Anthony Morris as the Tickler, a noted interrogator and torturer in the service of Ser Gregor Clegane.
  • Vinnie McCabe as Lord Leo Lefford, a Lannister bannerman.

House Baratheon
  • Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon, King of the Seven Kingdoms.
  • Jack Gleeson as Prince Joffrey Baratheon, King Robert's eldest son and heir.
  • Aimee Richardson as Myrcella Baratheon, King Robert's eldest daughter.
  • Callum Wharry as Tommen Baratheon, King Robert's youngest son.
  • Gethin Anthony as Lord Renly Baratheon, King Robert's youngest brother, Lord of Storm's End.
  • Stephen Dillane as Lord Stannis Baratheon, King Robert's middle brother, Lord of Dragonstone.
  • Tara Fitzgerald as Lady Selyse Baratheon, Lord Stannis's wife, originally of House Florent.
  • Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon, Lord Stannis's daughter and only child.

Vassals and allies of House Baratheon
  • Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Lord Stannis's adviser, a red priestess.
  • Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, a former smuggler, now Lord Stannis' most loyal vassal.
  • Kerr Logan as Matthos Seaworth, Ser Davos's son.
  • Oliver Ford Davies as Maester Cressen, Lord Stannis's maester.
  • Lucian Msamati as Salladhor Saan, a freesail in Stannis's employ.
  • Gordon Mahn as Ser Imry Florent, a knight sworn to Stannis's service.
  • Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, a fierce warrior from the Stormlands.
  • Robert Sterne as the Royal Steward, a courtier in the service of Robert Baratheon in King's Landing.
  • Rhodri Hosking as Mycah, son of a butcher in King Robert's retinue.

House Arryn and retainers
  • Sir John Standing as Lord Jon Arryn, Lord of the Eyrie and the King's Hand.
  • Kate Dickie as Lady Lysa Arryn, originally of House Tully, Catelyn Stark's sister.
  • Lino Facioli as Robin Arryn, Lord Jon's only surviving son and heir.
  • Brendan McCormack as Ser Vardis Egen, the captain of the Eyrie's household guards.
  • Ciaran Birmingham as Mord, the Eyrie's chief gaoler.
  • Jefferson Hall as Ser Hugh of the Vale, Lord Jon's former squire.
  • Rupert Vansittart as Lord Yohn Royce, one of the Arryns' most stalwart vassals and supporters.
  • Paola Dionisotti as Lady Anya Waynwood, one of the Arryns' vassals.
  • Alisdair Simpson as Ser Donnel Waynwood, the Knight of the Gate.

House Tyrell and retainers
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Lord Mace Tyrell, Lord of Highgarden and the Reach. The son of Olenna Redwyne and the father of Loras and Margaery.
  • Finn Jones as Ser Loras Tyrell, Lord Renly Baratheon's former squire and a famous tourney knight.
  • Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Loras's sister.
  • Dame Diana Rigg as Olenna Redwyne, nicknamed the Queen of Thorns, the mother of Mace, grandmother of Loras and Margaery and matriarch of the family.

House Greyjoy and retainers
  • Patrick Malahide as Lord Balon Greyjoy, Lord of Pyke, father of Theon Greyjoy.
  • Gemma Whelan as Yara Greyjoy, the only daughter of Lord Balon.
  • Forbes KB as Lorren, a noted raider and reaver in the service of House Greyjoy.
  • Ralph Ineson as Dagmer, a noted raider, reaver and ship captain in the service of House Greyjoy.

House Tully and retainers
  • Tobias Menzies as Ser Edmure Tully, the son and heir of the ailing Lord Hoster Tully and the brother of Lady Catelyn Stark.
  • Clive Russell as Ser Brynden Tully, Lord Hoster's younger brother, a famous knight known as "The Blackfish".
  • Gerry O'Brien as Lord Jonos Bracken, Lord of Stone Hedge, a vassal of House Tully.
  • Kevin Keenan as Kurleket, a man-at-arms to House Bracken, a vassal of House Tully.
  • Ryan McKenna as Ser Willis Wode, a sworn sword of House Whent, a vassal of House Tully.

House Frey and retainers
  • David Bradley as Lord Walder Frey, Lord of the Twins, an old and prickly vassal of House Tully, past ninety years of age.
  • Kelly Long as Joyeuse Erenford, Walder Frey's newest wife.
  • Tim Plester as "Black Walder" Frey, the great-grandson of Walder Frey and a noted warrior with a hot temper.
  • Alexandra Dowling as Roslin Frey, one of Lord Frey's youngest daughters.
  • Elizabeth Webster as Fat Walda Frey, one of Lord Frey's granddaughters.

House Martell and retainers
  • Pedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn Martell, popularly known as the Red Viper. The younger brother of the ruling Prince Doran Martell of Dorne.
  • Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand, Oberyn's paramour and mother to several of his children.
  • Daniel Rabin as Lord Blackmont, a senior vassal of the Martells.

In the Riverlands
  • Susie Kelly as Masha Heddle, the innkeeper of the Crossroads Inn.
  • Jerome Flynn as Bronn, a sellsword met at the Crossroads Inn.
  • Emun Elliott as Marillion, a singer and troubadour met at the Crossroads Inn.
  • Sibel Kekilli as Shae, a camp-follower and prostitute attached to the Lannister army.
  • Mark Lewis Jones as Shagga, a warrior clan chief from the Mountains of the Moon.
  • Oona Chaplin as Talisa Maegyr, a battlefield doctor.
  • Paul Kealyn as Weasel, a worker at Harrenhal.
  • Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr, a red priest, warrior, famed drinker and friend of King Robert.
  • Philip McGinley as Anguy, an exceptionally-skilled archer.
  • Anton Lesser as Qyburn, a disgraced maester.

In King's Landing
  • Aidan Gillen as Lord Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish, the Master of Coin on the king's small council.
  • Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle, the master of wisdom on the king's small council.
  • Conleth Hill as Varys, the Master of Whisperers on the king's small council.
  • Ian McElhinney as Lord Commander Barristan Selmy, the head of the Kingsguard.
  • Ian Beattie as Ser Meryn Trant, a knight of the Kingsguard.
  • James Doran as Ser Mandon Moore, a knight of the Kingsguard.
  • Wilko Johnson as Ser Ilyn Payne, the king's headsman and executioner.
  • David Michael Scott (Season 1)/Richard Dormer (Season 3) as Lord Beric Dondarrion, a young lord and popular tourney knight.
  • Dominic Carter as Commander Janos Slynt, the commander of the City Watch.
  • Miltos Yerolemou as Syrio Forel, a master swordsman from Braavos.
  • Andrew Wilde as Tobho Mott, a master armorer and smith.
  • Joe Dempsie as Gendry, Mott's apprentice.
  • Antonia Christophers as Mhaegen, a prostitute.
  • Sahara Knite as Armeca, a prostitute.
  • Emily Diamond as a prostitute.
  • Josephine Gillan as Marei, a prostitute.
  • Will Tudor as Olyvar, a male prostitute and spy.
  • Pixie Le Knot as Kayla, a prostitute and contortionist.
  • Eros Vlahos as Lommy Greenhands, a dyer's apprentice.
  • Ben Hawkey as Hot Pie, a baker's apprentice.
  • Andy Beckwith as Rorge, a street criminal imprisoned in the Red Keep.
  • Gerard Jordan as Biter, a street criminal imprisoned in the Red Keep.
  • Hugo Culverhouse as a stableboy in the Red Keep.
  • Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H'ghar, a prisoner in the Red Keep.
  • Roy Dotrice as Wisdom Hallyne, the head of the Alchemists' Guild.
  • Simon Fisher-Becker as the High Septon, the head of the Faith of the Seven.
  • Tony Way as Ser Dontos Hollard, a knight in service to the crown.
  • Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris, a representative of the Iron Bank of Braavos to the Iron Throne.

In the Night's Watch
  • James Cosmo as Lord Commander Jeor Mormont, commander of the Night's Watch.
  • Owen Teale as Ser Alliser Thorne, in charge of training new recruits.
  • Peter Vaughan as Maester Aemon, Lord Mormont's closest adviser.
  • Brian Fortune as Bowen Marsh, the First Steward of the Watch.
  • Dennis McKeever as Othell Yarwyck, the First Builder of the Watch.
  • Jeffrey O'Brien as Ser Jaremy Rykker, an officer in the rangers.
  • Francis Magee as Yoren, a recruiter for the Watch.
  • John Bradley-West as Samwell Tarly, a nobleman's son, a fresh recruit to the Wall.
  • Josef Altin as Pypar, a fresh recruit to the Watch, a former actor.
  • Mark Stanley as Grenn, a fresh recruit to the Watch.
  • Luke McEwan as Rast, a fresh recruit to the Watch, arrested for rape.
  • Rob Ostlere as Ser Waymar Royce, a newcomer to the Watch, a skilled knight.
  • Dermot Keaney as Gared, an experienced ranger.
  • Bronson Webb as Will, an experienced ranger and scout.
  • Ben Crompton as Eddison Tollett, a squire, noted for his pessimistic sense of humor.
  • Simon Armstrong as Qhorin Halfhand, an elite scout from the Shadow Tower and one of the Watch's most respected rangers.
  • Burn Gorman as Karl, a ranger.

  • Natalia Tena as Osha, a wildling warrior-woman.
  • Stephen Don as Stiv, a former member of the Watch who has turned his cloak.
  • Robert Pugh as Craster, a wildling whose keep provides a safehaven for rangers of the Watch.
  • Hannah Murray as Gilly, one of Craster's daughters.
  • Rose Leslie as Ygritte, a wildling warrior-woman in the service of Mance Rayder.
  • Edward Dogliani as Lord of Bones, a famed wildling warrior and leader of men, a fierce enemy of the Night's Watch.
  • Mackenzie Crook as Orell, a sinister wildling with unnatural powers.
  • Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, a charismatic wildling leader.
  • Ciarán Hinds as Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall, the leader of all the wildlings by acclamation.
  • Yuri Kolokolnikov as Styr, the Magnar of Thenn.

In Pentos and Vaes Dothrak
  • Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen, an exiled Targaryen claimant to the Iron Throne.
  • Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Viserys's younger sister.
  • Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont, a knight of Westeros, exiled by Lord Eddard Stark.
  • Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo, a warlord of the Dothraki.
  • Roger Allam as Illyrio Mopatis, a magister of the Free City of Pentos.
  • Dar Salim as Qotho, one of Drogo's bloodriders.
  • Ivailo Dimitrov as Mago, a Dothraki warrior.
  • Elyes Gabel as Rakharo, a Dothraki warrior in Daenerys's service as a bodyguard.
  • Steven Cole as Kovarro, a Dothraki warrior.
  • Amrita Acharia as Irri, a handmaiden gifted to Daenerys.
  • Roxanne McKee as Doreah, a servant and adviser gifted to Daenerys.
  • Sarita Piotrowski as Jhiqui, a handmaiden gifted to Daenerys.
  • Rania Zouari as a Pentoshi servant in Illyrio's manse.
  • Simon Lowe as a wineseller in Vaes Dothrak.

In Lhazar
  • Mia Soteriou as Mirri Maz Duur, a healer of the Lhazareen people.

In Qarth
  • Nonso Anozie as Xaro Xhoan Daxos, a merchant lord of Qarth.
  • Ian Hanmore as Pyat Pree, a warlock of Qarth.
  • Laura Pradelska as Quaithe, a priestess of the Shadow Lands resident in Qarth.
  • Nicholas Blane as the Spice King, the leader of the spice merchants of Qarth.

In Astapor and Yunkai
  • Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, a slave and translator working in the city of Astapor.
  • Dan Hildebrand as Kraznys mo Nakloz, a slave-trader and immensely rich merchant in Astapor.
  • Ramon Tikaram as Prendahl na Ghezn, a mercenary commander.
  • Ed Skrein (Season 3)/Michiel Huisman (Season 4) as Daario Naharis, a charismatic mercenary.
  • Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, a warrior-eunuch of the Unsullied.

In Meereen
  • Joel Fry as Hizdahr zo Loraq, a lord of Meereen.

  • David Benioff - writer/executive producer.
  • D.B. Weiss - writer/executive producer.
  • George R.R. Martin - writer/executive producer.
  • Guymon Cassidy - executive producer.
  • Carolyn Strauss - executive producer.
  • Ralph Vincinaza - executive producer.
  • Vincent Gerardis - executive producer.
  • Frank Doelger - producer.
  • Mark Huffam - producer
  • Thomas McCarthy - director (pilot).
  • Sean Bobbitt - director of photography.
  • Sean Guest - 1st assistant director.
  • Tatiana S. Riegel - editor.
  • Gemma Jackson - production designer.
  • Michele Clapton - costume designer.
  • Marisa Clayton - digital post-production.
  • Julia Frey - production supervisor/location scout (pilot).
  • Robert Stromberg - VFX supervisor (pilot).
  • Ramin Djawadi - music (series).
  • Buster Reeves - stunt work (pilot).
  • Corvus Corax - music (Winterfell feast scene).
  • Nina Gold - London casting director.
  • Amy Berman & Carrie Frazier - Los Angeles casting directors.
  • Michelle Taylor Spellman - Los Angeles casting associate.
  • Kerry Barden & Paul Schnee - New York casting directors.
  • Allison Estrin - New York casting associate.

  • David Benioff & D.B. Weiss: episodes 1-3, 5, 7, 9-12, 15, 17-18, 20-21, 23-24, 26, 28-31, 33, 35, 37-40.
  • Bryan Cogman: episodes 4, 13, 25, 34 and 36.
  • Jane Espenson: episode 6.
  • George R.R. Martin: episodes 8, 19, 27 and 32.
  • Vanessa Taylor: episode 14, 16 and 22.

  • Thomas McCarthy: pilot episode (unscreened).
  • Tim Van Patten: episodes 1-2.
  • Brian Kirk: episodes 3-5.
  • Daniel Minahan: episodes 6-8, 21-22.
  • Alan Taylor: episodes 9-12, 18 & 20.
  • Alik Sakharov: episodes 13, 26, 36-37.
  • David Petrarca: episodes 14-15.
  • David Nutter: episodes 16-17, 29-30.
  • Neil Marshall: episodes 19 & 39.
  • David Benioff: episodes 23.
  • Alex Graves: episodes 24-25, 32-33, 38 & 40.
  • Michelle MacLaren: episodes 27-28, 34-35.
  • ​D. B. Weiss: episode 31.

Friday, 18 April 2014

2 States: Movie Review

2 States: movie review

2 States movie review

Star Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amrita Singh, Revathy, Ronit Roy, 
                   Shiv Subrahmanyam, Achint Kaur

Director: Abhishek Varman

Pretty tam Brahm ‘ponnu’ and ‘hatta katta’ Punjabi munda equals to match created in heaven? If you blow over ’2 States’, yes, however progressing to it's long and arduous. The film sets bent on be a solid, showing emotion satisfying memory com, and goes well for a little then again turns into a too-stretched-out ‘jhagda’ between the 2 sets of North-South folks. And also the romance gets along for a short period.
Krish Malhotra (Arjun Kapoor) and Ananya Swaminathan (Alia Bhatt) meet at IIMA and fall in love. It takes a short while to achieve the state which require wedding, which is all to the nice. This side of the film is lightweight and frothy, with each Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt rubbing off one another, and managing to come up with some electricity whereas they tumble in and out of bed and sophistication and graduating day ceremonies.
It’s the meet–the-parents facet of the plot, supporting Chetan Bhagat’s autobiographical novel of a similar name, that becomes too much: simply why are parents during this day and before gets ferocious against the union of ‘chicken’ and ‘sambhar’? Mr. Malhotra (Ronit Roy) drinks and is offensive. Mrs Malhotra (Amrita Singh) feels that Ananya has ‘phansaaoed’ their ‘gora chitta ladka’. The reality is that Ananya is more of a ‘gori’ and ‘chitti’ than their male child, and holds down an equally well-paying job. Then what’s the problem?
Krish’s ma is submissive and passive-aggressive, like all sensible moms who assume their ‘laadla’ is being taken away by another girl, however her depressant against Ananya appears to possess no real reason, a bit like within the book: culturally opposed oldsters could commence unpeaceful, however they even have ways that of obtaining around these items without most pointless comment. Is this film starting off in 2014 or within the 60s?
The Swaminathans (Shiv Subramaniam and Revathy, well cast) board Mylapore, and are the most important bromide within the piece: they're fussy and unfriendly, he drinks low and refuses to smile and she wears Kanjeevaram and does the same, although they are available around to Krish quicker than his folks to Ananya. South Indians will scowl and board spare homes and sing Carnatic music, however the film exaggerates each the cultural specificities and also the spurious variations.
When the plot moves on good, each Kapoor and Bhatt, she more then he, rises higher than the film’s flaws. He encompasses a few sensible moments. However Alia Bhatt could be a surprise. She leaves behind her earlier films, and gets into her character: she might not be an authentic ‘Southie’ in terms of body language, however she is all ladies, simple and contemporary and natural.
It’s nice to visualize Bollywood making an attempt to form a recent young couple. I liked  the manner they precede while not fuss into that almost all trendy of compacts — of attraction that results in conjugation, minus affectedness. It’s done as simply one thing that happens, a no-weightage progression. That is why the parental ‘khit- khit’ appears, when a degree, overdone and mothballed. The smooth, partaking half descends, post-interval, into mopey comedy, and that i got impatient looking forward to the inevitable resolution.
Get the out-of-date parents out of the way, create it crisper, and show us what Krish and Ananya did next. I’m waiting.

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