Happy Journey (2014) Review


Happy Journey is a 2014 Indian Marathi drama film directed by Sachin Kundalkar and produced by Sanjay Chhabria under the banner of Everest Entertainment. It features Atul Kulkarni and Priya Bapat in the lead roles.


It was remade in Malayalam in 2018 as Koode, with Prithviraj Sukumaran, Nazriya Nazim and Parvathy Thiruvothu in lead roles.


Art Director Ajay Sharma won the Best Art Director Award, Maharashtra State Film Awards (2015) for Happy Journey and worked in movies such as Liar’s Dice (2013), Welcome 2 Karachi (2015), Fever (2016) and Bob Biswas (2020).


The story is about the love of brother and sister. A sister who hardly has seen her brother in her life. So after her death her ghost shares her experiences and helps her brother and finally disappears.

21 (2008) Review


21 is a 2008 American heist drama film directed by Robert Luketic and starring Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Aaron Yoo, and Kieu Chinh. The film is inspired by the true story of the MIT Blackjack Team as told in Bringing Down the House, the best-selling book by Ben Mezrich.


Despite its largely mixed reviews and controversy over the film's casting choices, 21 was a box office success, and was the number one film in the United States and Canada during its first and second weekends of release.


Ben, a mathematics major at MIT, is accepted into Harvard Medical School but cannot afford the $300,000 tuition. He applies for the prestigious Robinson Scholarship which would cover the entire cost.


However, despite having an MCAT score of 44 and high grades, he faces fierce competition, and is told by the director that the scholarship will only go to whichever student dazzles him. Back at MIT, a professor, Micky Rosa challenges Ben with the Monty Hall Problem which he solves successfully.


After looking at Ben's 97% score on his latest non-linear equations test, Micky invites Ben to join his blackjack team, which consists of fellow students Choi, Fisher, Jill, and Kianna. Using card counting and covert signalling, they are able to increase their probability of winning while at casinos, leading them to earn substantial profits.


Over many weekends, the team is flown to Las Vegas and Ben comes to enjoy his luxurious lifestyle as a so-called big player. The team is impressed by Ben's skill, but Fisher becomes jealous and fights him while drunk, leading Micky to expel him. Meanwhile, the head of security, Cole Williams, has been monitoring the team and begins to turn his attention to Ben.

Vacancy (2007) Review


Vacancy is a 2007 American horror thriller film directed by Nimród Antal and starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson. It was released April 20, 2007, by the distributor Screen Gems. Early in the film's development, it was thought Sarah Jessica Parker would star; but, in September 2006, The Hollywood Reporter announced Kate Beckinsale had been signed instead.


On their way home from a family party, David (Luke Wilson) and Amy Fox (Kate Beckinsale)--who are on the verge of divorce after a family tragedy drove them apart—take a wrong turn on a remote mountain road.


When their car breaks down, they find there is no cell phone reception and walk back to a motel across from an auto repair garage where they'd stopped earlier. When they arrive, there are no cars in the parking lot. At the office, they hear piercing screams coming from the back room.


The motel manager, Mason (Frank Whaley), appears and explains that the noises are coming from the television. They book a room for the night.


In their room, they hear loud, insistent banging on their door and the door to the adjacent room, and they receive anonymous phonecalls. David tells Mason about the situation, but Mason tells David that’s impossible because they are his only guests at the motel.


David protests, saying there is someone else at the motel, and Mason says he’ll take care of it. Back in the room, David looks for something to do, and watches some of the videotapes that were left on top of their room's TV.


At first they seem to be horror movies—but then David realizes they are snuff films that were made in their room. He searches the room, finds hidden security cameras, and concludes that Mason is watching them.

Bridge to Terabithia (2007) Review


Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American coming-of-age fantasy adventure film directed by Gábor Csupó and adapted for film by David L. Paterson and Jeff Stockwell. The film, starring Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Bailee Madison, and Zooey Deschanel, and released by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States, is based on Katherine Paterson's 1977 novel of the same name.


Bridge to Terabithia tells the story of bullied kids Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke, 12-year-old neighbors who create a fantasy world called Terabithia and spend their free time together in an abandoned tree house.


The original novel was based on events from the childhood of the author's son, screenwriter David Paterson. When he asked his mother if he could write a screenplay of the novel, she agreed in part because of his ability as a playwright.


Production began in February 2006, and the film was finished by November. Principal photography was shot in Auckland, New Zealand, within 60 days. Film editing took ten weeks, while post-production, music mixing, and visual effects took several months. This was Michael Chapman's last film as cinematographer before his retirement.


Bridge to Terabithia was released to positive reviews; critics called it a faithful adaptation of the children's novel, and found that dynamic visuals and natural performances further enhanced the imaginative film. Bridge to Terabithia was nominated for seven awards and won five at the Young Artist Awards.