The Fast and the Furious (2001) Review

The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 activity movie coordinated by Rob Cohen and composed by Gary Scott Thompson and David Ayer. It is the main portion in the Fast and Furious establishment and stars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Johnny Strong, and Ted Levine.


The Fast and the Furious follows Brian O'Conner (Walker), a secret cop entrusted with finding the personalities of a gathering of obscure vehicle criminals drove by Dominic Toretto (Diesel).


Advancement for The Fast and the Furious emerged after Cohen read a Vibe magazine article in 1998 named "Racer X", which point by point the unlawful road hustling circuit working inside New York City. In the wake of reaching maker Neal H. Moritz, Moritz had the option to introduce the content to Universal Studios, who greenlit The Fast and the Furious in 2000.


Walker was the principal entertainer to sign onto the undertaking, while Diesel at first must be convinced to partake in the film, tolerating in the wake of proposing a few content changes.


Head photography started in Los Angeles in July 2000, with most of recording being done on the spot in Los Angeles and southern California, which finished in October 2000.

The Fast and the Furious was delivered in the United States on June 22, 2001. The film was a business achievement, netting over $200 million around the world. It got blended surveys, with acclaim for Walker and Diesel's exhibitions and the activity sequences,[8][9] and analysis focused on the storyline and its closure. It was later re-delivered on June 22, 2016, to recognize the film's fifteenth commemoration.

The Fast and the Furious before long dispatched a media establishment and a progression of seven continuations, beginning with 2 Fast 2 Furious in 2003.

I Am Legend (2007) Review


It is set in New York City after a virus, which was originally created to cure cancer, has wiped out most of mankind, leaving Neville as the last human in New York, other than nocturnal mutants. Neville is immune to the virus, and he works to develop a cure while defending himself against the hostile mutants.
It is the third feature-film adaptation of Matheson's 1954 novel I Am Legend, following 1964's The Last Man on Earth and 1971's The Omega Man.
Warner Bros. began developing I Am Legend in 1994, and various actors and directors were attached to the project, though production was delayed due to budgetary concerns related to the script. Production began in 2006 in New York City, filming mainly on location in the city, including a $5 million scene at the Brooklyn Bridge.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Review


The screenplay by Steven Conrad is based on the best-selling 2006 memoir of the same name written by Gardner with Quincy Troupe. It is based on Gardner's nearly one-year struggle being homeless. The unusual spelling of the film's title comes from a mural that Gardner sees on the wall outside the daycare facility his son attends.
The film was released on December 15, 2006 by Columbia Pictures, and received moderately positive reviews, with most critics particularly praising Smith’s performance. The film was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
In 1981, San Francisco salesman Chris Gardner invests his entire life savings in portable bone density scanners, which he demonstrates to doctors and pitches as a handy quantum leap over standard X-rays. The scanners play a vital role in his life.
While he is able to sell most of them, the time lag between the sales and his growing financial demands enrage his already alienated wife Linda, who works as a hotel maid.
The financial instability increasingly erodes their marriage, in spite of them caring for Christopher Jr., their soon-to-be five-year-old son. Chris has difficulty selling the scanners, as they are much more expensive than common X-rays but produce only a slightly better picture. Because of this, he does not make enough money to make ends meet and Linda is forced to work double shifts.

Focus (2015) Review


Focus is a 2015 American crime comedy-drama film written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. The plot follows a career con artist who takes an aspiring femme fatale under his wing.
The film was released on February 27, 2015. It received mixed reviews from critics but was a success at the box office, grossing $158 million against its $50 million budget.
Seasoned con-man Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) goes to an upscale restaurant, where an inexperienced grifter, Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie), seduces him and then pretends they've been caught by her jealous husband.
When the deception fails, Nicky advises them never to lose focus when faced with unexpected situations. Nicky follows Jess and convinces her to have a drink with him. Over drinks, he tells her the story of how his father killed his grandfather in a stand-off, explaining the tactic called a "Toledo Panic Button" which means that you shoot your partner to show you're loyal.

Untraceable (2008) Review


Untraceable is a 2008 American crime thriller film directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Billy Burke, and Joseph Cross. It was distributed by Screen Gems.
Set in Portland, Oregon, the film involves a serial killer who rigs contraptions that kill his victims based on the number of hits received by a website KillWithMe.com that features a live streaming video of the victim. Millions of people log on, hastening the victims' deaths.
Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) is a widowed single parent living in a suburban Portland home with her daughter, Annie Haskins (Perla Haney-Jardine), and her mother, Stella Marsh (Mary Beth Hurt).
At night, she works in the FBI's cybercrime division with Griffin Dowd (Colin Hanks), fighting identity theft and similar crimes. One night, an anonymous tip leads them to a website called KillWithMe.com. The site features a streaming video of a cat being tortured and killed. The website cannot be shut down, as the creator knew that someone would try and built into it a fail-safe; every time the server is closed, a mirror server immediately replaces it.
After the cat's death, KillWithMe.com's webmaster graduates to human victims, kidnapping them and placing them in death traps that are progressively activated by the number of hits the website receives. The first victim is a helicopter pilot (bled to death by injections of anticoagulant), followed by a newscaster (burnt to death by heat lamps while cemented into the floor). At a press conference, the public is urged to avoid the website, but as Jennifer feared this only increases the site's popularity.

Inside Job (2010) Review


Inside Job is a 2010 American documentary film, directed by Charles Ferguson, about the late-2000s financial crisis. Ferguson, who began researching in 2008, says the film is about "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption".
In five parts, the film explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the financial crisis.
Inside Job was acclaimed by film critics, who praised its pacing, research and exposition of complex material. It screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in May and won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
The documentary is split into five parts. It begins by examining how Iceland was highly deregulated in 2000 and the privatization of its banks. When Lehman Brothers went bankrupt and AIG collapsed, Iceland and the rest of the world went into a global recession.
At the Federal Reserve annual Jackson Hole conference in 2005, Raghuram Rajan, then the chief economist of IMF, warned about the growing risks in the financial system and proposed policies that would reduce such risks.
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers called the warnings "misguided" and Rajan himself a "luddite". However, following the financial crisis of 2007–2008, Rajan's views were seen as prescient and he was extensively interviewed for this movie.

The Witch (2015) Review


The Witch: A New England Folktale, or simply The Witch (stylized as The VVitch) is a 2015 American period supernatural horror film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his feature directorial debut.
The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson. The Witch follows a Puritan family who encounter forces of evil in the woods beyond their New England farm.
An international co-production of the United States and Canada, the film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2015, and was widely released by A24 on February 19, 2016. The film received critical acclaim and was a box office success, grossing $40 million against a budget of $4 million.
In 1630s New England, English settler William and his family—wife Katherine, daughter Thomasin, son Caleb, and fraternal twins Mercy and Jonas—are banished from a Puritan Plymouth Colony over a religious dispute.
The family builds a farm near a large, secluded forest and Katherine bears her fifth child, Samuel. One day, when Thomasin is playing peekaboo with Samuel, the baby abruptly disappears. It is soon revealed that a witch has stolen the unbaptized Samuel, killing him and using his remains to make a flying ointment.
Katherine, devastated by Samuel's disappearance, spends her days crying and praying. While hunting with William, Caleb questions if Samuel's unbaptized soul will reach Heaven. William later reveals to Caleb that he traded Katherine's silver cup for hunting supplies.
That night, Katherine questions Thomasin about the disappearance of her cup and suspects her to be responsible for Samuel's abduction. The children overhear their parents discuss sending Thomasin away to serve another family.