The Secret Life of Pets – Cutest trailer ever?

What do pets do when their owners aren’t home? “The Secret Life of Pets” is a funny take (accurate or not :D) on how pets keep themselves entertained when they are home alone.

You will see bubbly, sarcastic, bored and adventurous pets, as well as pets that are battling their primal desire of taking a big bite of that mouth-watering cooked chicken in your refrigerator. Some want to assert that they are the dominant. And some of them have learned to use electronic appliances to comfort themselves. Its all put together beautifully and is extremely amusing to watch.

The Secret Life of Pets

The story is about Max (Louis C.K.) who is his owners favorite pet. His life is turned upside down when his owner brings home a messy mongrel named Duke (Eric Stonestreet). But when they learn that a bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) is forming an army of abandoned pets to take revenge on happy-owned pets and their owners, they decided to team up and take him on.

The voice cast also includes the Albert Brooks (as Tiberius, a hawk), Hannibal Buress (as Buddy, a dog), Bobby Moynihan (as Mel, a pug), Lake Bell (as Chloe, a cat), Ellie Kemper (as Kate, Max and Duke’s owner), Jenny Slate (as Gidget, a dog).

The movie is set to release in the early second half of 2016.



Movie Review: The Jurassic World (2015) – Spoiler Free


Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B. D. Wong, and Irrfan Khan

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Summary: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park on the island Isla Nublar, it now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation the visitor rates starts to dip. With a view to revive the interest of visitors, the genetics team create a new attraction which backfires terribly.

Review: In the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park film series Director Colin Trevorrow brings us a action filled thriller. The whole cast is new except for the B. D. Wong who has appeared in Jurassic Park (1993).

The movie follows the story of brothers Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins) who visit the new park. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) is the operations manager of the park and she is supposed to accompany her nephews Zach and Gray in their tour of the park. The park is owned by the adventurous Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan), CEO of the Masrani Corporation. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) is portrayed as badass member of the on-site park staff who has earnest understanding of the social behavior of dinosaurs.

The new park now makes use of what appear to be maglev trains for touring the park. The park also offers high-tech gyrosphere rides for a up-close experience with the dinosaurs in their habitat. Brothers Zach and Gray tour through various sections of the park and finally reach an arena packed with visitors to watch a underwater Mosasaurus feed on a shark. Zach, Gray and the audience are surprised when the humongous Mosasaurus leaps out of the water to eat the shark with its impressive jaws. Both of them have no idea what kind of danger awaits them in the park.

Things go terribly wrong when the new genetically engineered hybrid dinosaur created by Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) escapes its containment. It then becomes the responsibility of Owen Grady and the security team of the park to stop the bloodthirsty hybrid who is on a rampage in the park.

The character development is good enough to get you interested, but it could have been deeper for some characters. Some thoughtful scenes aided character development. There are lots of frightful moments, some good comedy and a funny cameo. Action sequences are very engaging and will keep you excited the whole time. As expected visual effects and graphics were the best of what we have seen yet in the Jurassic Park series, but could have been better. The musical score and the signature Jurassic Park sound theme adds to the grandeur of the beautiful scenic shots as well as the action sequences. But it didn’t stand out a lot.

Talking about stuff that stood out, Chris Pratt, he was great and his acting felt genuine. Other actors also did a good job. The events of the movie were portrayed nicely by Colin Trevorrow. Some scenes were predictable but still fun to watch. The slow motion shots were really cool, and so were the chases where the camera angles used definitely enhanced the experience. Costumes weren’t overdone and were true to their character. Overall it was a very entertaining visual treat.

The movie also reflected upon some contemporary issues like the race to create weapons and corporate pressure leading to risky ventures.

To conclude I would like to say that this movie is worth the 124 minutes of your time if you are into action sci-fi thrillers. There are some really captivating scenes that will make you want to cheer. You will definitely enjoy the ride.