Imagine Dragons, Halestorm and more..

Imagine Dragons and Halestorm are two new bands that I have been listening to.

I found Imagine Dragons from the trailer of “The Perks of Being A wallflower”. I liked the music . I tried out some other songs from there new album “Night Visions”. Each of their songs have different music which is one of the reasons I liked this band. These days many artists bring out albums where all or atleast most of the songs have the same tune. That gets boring super fast. I’m looking forward to hearing more songs from this band.
Here’s three songs from their album, which I think take the top spots.

1. It’s Time

 

2. Bleeding Out

 

3. On Top Of The World

 

Glee did a cover of  “Here’s To Us” by Halestorm(the other band I’m listening to). I have listened only to a couple of their songs but I have to say the song I liked the most is this one.

Here’s To Us

(P.S The song starts at 00.14)

 

Other songs currently on my playlist:

  • Hall of Fame – The Script
  • Celebrate – Mika
  • Try – Pink
  • Everybody Talks – Neon Trees

 

That’s all for now. What have you been listening to?

Movie Review – The Avengers

There’s no words to describe how good this movie is!!!!! To describe it as “Absolutely Awesome” would be an understatement. As most of you know, Avengers are a group of Superheroes introduced to us by the Marvel Comics. The movie brings to life these superheroes in the most spectacular way possible. I admit I have never read the comics. I knew about these characters but I have never seen even a page of the comics. Thank you Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures for the all the movies including Avengers or I would never have known about the Avengers.

The cast is truly superb. They were good in each of their own movies i.e Iron Man, Captain America and Thor but together they make it even better.They make the perfect group and the chemistry between all the actors works well. Here’s a list of who’s who in the movie – First the people we already know : Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor , Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. Jeremy Renner joins the cast as Hawkeye and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Each of the characters get equal importance in the movie so you get see all of them on their own and as a team. Tom Hiddleston is “Loki” , Thor’s adoptive brother and Villain of the year.

The movie picks up from the end of the movie “Captain America: The first avenger”.  Here’s what happens in short. There are no avengers in the starting. Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man is busy as ever with making his own life better, Captain America is trying to deal with the new world. Hawkeye is working with Nick Fury, Black Widow is on some mission, Dr. Bruce Banner a.k.a The Hulk is working as a Doctor somewhere in India and Thor’s not on Earth so we don’t know what he’s been doing. Loki is on earth to take the Tesseract (the weird blue cube thing from the former movie that has the special powers and brings nothing good). Nick Fury (Samuel .L. Jackson) brings together all the superheores to bring down Loki.  Then there is there is the awesome action sequence of The Avengers Vs Loki’s Army. As you can guess the ending is “The goods guys win”. The movie has a fast pace but its not rushed so you wont feel like your watching on fast forward. Even though its an action movie they have managed to mix the comedy parts perfectly. Nothings out of place and none of the lines are out of order.

I might have made the movie sound a bit simple but its not. You HAVE to see this movie. I have watched other movies in 3D but this one is really well made. The effects are in the right parts and at the right time. Especially the action sequence with all the aliens and other stuff, the 3D effects in those parts were superb. And I have to say, the new guys to the team, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo, were soo good. Especially, The Hulk.

I would say this movie is a 10/10 and truly deserves it. Its a must watch movie and go for 3D.

Playlist Update

My playlist is always a mix of various genres. I find it better to to listen to different genres depending on whatever I feel like listening to at the moment. Right now, while I’m typing, I’ve got the soundtrack from the movie “Step Up 3” playing. I saw the movie yesterday and the I’ve got some of the music stuck in my head. Especially the song “Bust your Windows“, the one where they do the tango.

Okay, so about my current playlist. I am not exactly a Daughtry fan,and by that I mean I have heard maybe two or three of their songs.That said,  I like their new song. Its got good music. But I have to say the story-line for the video is a little stupid. A guy going after a girl just to give back a mobile phone?? And its not like he calls out/taps on the shoulder and says “Hey, you forgot your mobile”: there’s this whole action/chase sequence involved. Okay, I get it that the girl is supposed to be some spy or something but still, all this for a phone? Anyway, here is the video and links to some other songs on my playlist.

Daughtry – Outta My Head

 

James Blunt – 1973

Dev ft Enrique Iglesias – Naked

Shane Ward – No Promises`

Jason Mraz – 93 Million Miles

Twirl – It Girl


Movie Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

I finally got around to watching this movie. I have to say this is one of the few book-adaptations that i have seen which actually does justice to the book. The acting is truly superb. If you have read my book review then you know that I LOVE Lisbeth’s character. When I saw the Swedish movie I thought that Noomi Rapace was awesome and no one can be a better ‘Lisbeth’. So I was  pretty curious to see Rooney Mara’s acting. I’m happy to say she was just as good.

For those of you who have no idea about the movie/novel, let me give a little outline of the story. This is crime- thriller based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson,following Mikael Blomkvist’s attempt to solve the mystery surrounding  the disappearance of a girl 40 years ago.

Mikael Blomkvist, a Journalist an part-owner of Millenium magazine is facing a libel case for mentioning the shady side of a businessman named Hans-Erik Wennerstrom. He looses the case and his savings. Henrik Vanger approaches him with a proposition. Solve the mystery about the disappearance of his niece and in return he would provide proof about Wennerstrom’s shady character to help Blomkvist. The Vanger family are millionaires once owning various businesses but the family as a whole can be described shortly as a dysfunctional and no ones seems to talk to one another. When Blomkvist asks for an assistant he is informed of a brilliant researcher, Lisbeth Salander, who actually did the background check on him for the Vanger family. Together they uncover a series of murders that might be the work of a serial killer and  disturbing secrets about some of the Vanger family members. The movie also follows Lisbeth’s life as a form of sub-plot.  When you read the book you get a definite mental picture of Lisbeth and I liked the fact that the movie portrayal of her character is the same as i pictured when reading.The ending of the movie is different from that of the book but it doesn’t spoil the movie in any way.

I don’t think i need to explain the movie in detail because between the book and movie and everything else surrounding this story almost everyone knows what its about. The cast was really good. Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara did an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.Cant wait to watch the next part. If you haven’t seen it yet it is a movie worth watching.

Comedies That I Can Watch Again & Again

Theres nothing like a good comedy movie to get you relaxed. Hmmm.. May be there are a few other things as well..a good book, Ice-cream, chocolate cake, a nice day at the beach…. Anyway.. Back to comedy movies..

I like watching them because it shows that there are worse goofballs out there than us. I’m not taking any names, you can figure out if the”us” applies to you. I believe there’s nothing wrong with being a bit silly sometimes. Without us the world would be one big, boring place.

I’m sure that all of you can name atleast one comedy movie that can make you laugh even if you have seen it twice, trice or more times before; or atleast watch again when you are too lazy to find a DVD or download something. The list of movies that I’ve watched a lot but havent got bored of are here. Let me know if any of them are on your list.

Good comedies leave you laughing like this!

  • Jerry Maguire
     
  • Shrek
     
  • Hangover – Part 1 and 2
     
  • Dumb and Dumber
     
  • Knocked Up
     
  • Bruce Almighty
     
  • Shaun Of The Dead
     
  • Father Of The Bride
     
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
     
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
     
  • There’s Something About Mary
  • The Simpson’s Movie
     
  • American Pie
     
  • Zombieland

I’m sure there are more movies that belong in the list. But silly me can’t remember them right now..

Let me know the names of the movies that you would like to add to the list.

Playlist Update

Before i post anymore book reviews, let me tell you about the songs i’ve listening to lately. Posting videos directly seems to be creating trouble so I’ll link the names to the videos.

What have you been listening to lately??

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Most of you must be familiar with the name of this book by now, this being one of the most awaited movies of the year. I’ll be watching the movie soon but before that, here is my view on the book.

” The Hunger Games” is the first part of a young adult series written by Suzanne Collins. The story is set in the future in a place called Panem, what was once North America. After an unexplained war/rebellion the country is now in ruins and divided into districts, all under the control of The Capitol. As punishment for the rebellion, The Hunger Games are hosted every year where a boy and a girl from each district are chosen as ‘tributes’ to compete and to fight the other tributes. The last one alive is the winner.

The story is told from the perspective of 16 year old Katniss Everdeen. Katniss belongs to District 12, one of the poorer districts where the main occupation is coal mining. After her father, a coal miner, passes away she has to take on the responsibility of looking after her family. She makes sure that her family has food to eat by hunting outside the limits of the district with her best friend Gale. When her sister is selected as a tribute for the Hunger Games she volunteers to go in place of her sister. The other tribute from her district is a boy named Peeta Mellark. The rest of the story follows their days as part of the Hunger Games. The image that the novel creates of the future is very realistic. Instead of using high-tech gadgets,super cars or spaceships, the author has presented a more ‘normal’ view of our future but a dark one as a result of wars. I liked reading the part of the novel about the games. The author has presented it in a manner that is sure to make you keep reading to find out what happens next.

I would love to write more about the story but I don’t want to spoil it for those of you who haven’t read/watched it yet. Even though it’s a Young Adult novel, I’m sure fans of other book- categories will enjoy it. I really enjoyed reading this book and will be starting the next part of the series in the coming month.

 
If you have read the book or watched the movie, please leave your view as a comment. I’d love to hear what you think of it.