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Chhapaak is a movie about Acid Attacks in India, this is a drama film directed by Meghna Gulzar and produced by Deepika Padukone and Meghna Gulzar in collaboration with Fox Star Studios. This movie is well, horrifying, beautiful, tragic, and masterful. Deepika Padukone is simply amazing in this role.
To say that this movie is about Acid Attacks understates the whole premise of this movie, as this movie acts as a way to draw attention to the on-going issue that plagues India. Acid, despite being recently ruled a controlled chemical in India, is still actively sold and is largely unregulated.
The description from IMDB is as follows:
“The trials and triumphs of Malti, an acid attack survivor. From the investigation of the attack to the court proceedings, the medical treatment to the emotional healing. Chhapaak is the story of the unquashable human spirit.“
This movie touched me, and as you all know, if you have read my previous posts about Bollywood movies, I have a soft spot for them. This movie is superbly done, and I have to commend all those involved in making this movie. This is drawing attention towards something that should not happen in civilized society. And as this is based on a true story, it is even more important that they use this calibre of actors/actresses to bring forth this issue.
Deepika Padukone is amazing, and I cannot stress that enough. Having seen this movie a few times now, and each time it hits me in the feels, in all the right ways. I cannot express my love for this movie enough.
As you can see, acid attacks are something of a bad thing. And these are only the reported attacks, there is most likely, many that go unreported due to acid killing people. Not that I am trying to turn this review of this gorgeous movie into a political statement, but, it sorta is a political statement, that change is required.
More often than not, these attacks are by men, against women, and usually because those men cannot have that woman, so he will ‘ruin’ her for all other men. It is a sickening thing. But I digress, lets get back to the movie shall we?
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In tradition of my previous posts with regards to movie reviews, I will not go into any more details, but I hope that I have provided enough for you, the reader, to want to see this movie. It is truly worth it. I give this a 9.5 out of 10. It is one of my favourites.
What did you think of it? Drop a comment down below!
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I guess I play a lot of video games, and yeah, they have had an influence on my life. One aspect in particular that has been influenced are my musical preferences – I like video game music.
Video game music used to be beeps, boops, and other strange machine sounds; now it is a big deal with high-quality versions of popular “traditional” radio music. Well, my preference is usually for the earlier stuff, I don’t mind when video games use popular music, but for me it has to be appropriate, like the use of “normal” music on the radio stations in Grand Theft Auto. In a similar vein with a weird twist, I also like when video games (or movies for that matter) don’t have music unless there is a reason, the scene takes place at a concert, a radio is playing, for instance – it’s a thing, btw.
Anyway, as part of liking video game music, I also like remixes of that music, which is likely something you already knew based on the title of this article. Moving on, here are my top ten video game music remixes, in no particular order.
DuClare Chateau (Wine for two mix)
Deus Ex (2000)
Yeah dog, I don’t know what you know about music, but I do know that if you don’t like this, then you probably have terrible taste. This remix is of one of the best original pieces of music from the source game and is somehow an improvement in every way. The original song, due to the constraints of the game, was designed to be looped, but this version adds in a progression and pleasant conclusion. The somewhat sedate and depressed nature of the track is accented further by the fact that the group who made the remix are no longer producing music, which is authentically sad.
Little Mac’s Confession
Wow, this track is an evolution, a quantum leap, if you will. The original track, while cool enough, really gets development with this remix and even features lyrics that match with the material and theme of the game. Like the above track from Deus Ex, the original was meant to be looped, so this song adds in a conclusion.
Luther Broad Motel
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006)
I could easily make a list of my ten favourite Yung Scrolls tracks (and I might) but for me, this is easily the best of them all. Wow, a smooth jazz with gangster movie influences for a usually sedate medieval-themed instrumental? This is objectively fantastic. I know this is about the music, but even the “track art” really nails the mood. I have listened to the track on repeat for up to an hour at times and I do not regret a single second of that.
Street Fighter II (1991)
This song is taken from a larger complete work known as Blood on the Asphalt which is a remix album of every song in the Streetfighter II franchise. This particular song impressed me because it is fairly sedate and understated, especially in comparison with the music in the game and in the genre in general.
Okay, first of all, anything Mitch Murder makes could be mistaken as video game music, and the artist does a lot of video game covers/remixes, but man, this particular one caught me by surprise. It is light, springy, and upbeat in the most positive of ways. I will note that the one thing that made this particular song my choice ahead of other really great Mitch Murder video game covers is the above video. Deal with it.
Final Fantasy III/VI
My dude, if you expected this entire list to go by without a v a p o r w a v e song, you are mistaken, sort of. I would consider this to be more of a chillwave rendition, but I mean, it is good either way. Also, there are not too many vapor songs that heavily draw melody or sample from video games that are, in my opinion, all that fantastic. Most of the good vaporwave music in connection with video games involves fictional games, make that make sense. Anyway, this track is sedate, and probably the best on the album, and while it explores new sensations, it remains true to the source.
I Want Love (Studio Mix)
Silent Hill 3 (2003)
Akira Yamaoka / Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Okay, you are going to tell me that this isn’t a “remix” because it is on the official soundtrack, but, I will argue that it is not the version that appears in the game, and is therefore a remix, even if it is made by the original creators. Whatever. This song is absolutely awesome, and aside from some weird lyrics at spots, it is a truly great piece of music, much better, in my opinion, than the original.
I always thought that the Balamb Garden music would make a great sample for a vaporwave song, but I guess I must be wrong, because I have never found one. This one is pretty good, and I think you may like it.
The Dragonborn Comes
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
Ashes to Ashes
Super Metroid (1994)
I guess I am one of the few people that still enjoy dubstep, so well, here is a dubstep remix of an iconic piece of music from Super Metroid. I never really got into playing this game, but I always enjoyed the way it sounded. Like a lot of earlier pieces, this remix breaks the loop of the original and gives it a much better progression, the dubstep influence is subtle, and I think an overall improvement.
There you go, my ten of my favourite video game music remixes! Be sure to let me know how wrong I am in the comments!
Growing up I got to watch Robin Williams in a barrage of hilarious movies, including the one and only Jumanji. At least, it used to be one and only, the follow-up movie takes place some years after the end of Robin Williams‘s Jumanji.
The movie has a new spin on it, the board-game has been found again, but this time, the magic of the board has turned it into a video game, which when played, sucks the players into the game-console, where they must save the day to escape Jumanji.
This is a beautiful cast of characters and a well thought story. When I went into this movie I didn’t think it would be able to do justice to the original, nothing would be able to compare to Robin Williams. I was so, very, wrong.
This movie combines the acting of several actors skills together in the most amazing way, while The Rock isn’t the best actor in my opinion, he is however an amazing person for this role of the hero. Kevin Hart is also absolutely hilarious in this movie, which is pretty standard for Kevin Hart. Additionally we have Jack Black who just nails the role so perfectly. And finally, to finish off with the female role, we have Karen Gillan, who did amazingly well.
I don’t like doin’ spoilers, so I won’t post more about the story than I already have, but I will say this, the way these actors all worked together, truly showcased their talents; of which they all have different talents. This made me realize something about acting, that it may not always be the skill of the actor, but the role that truly defines them. A bad role on a good actor will make the actor look bad, in my humble opinion. This movie played to their strengths and did such an amazing job with the story of Jumanji that I have since watched this move about 10 times.
I give this movie a solid 9 out of 10. I don’t care what other people rated it, personally, this was a great movie. Don’t go into it to compare it to Robin Williams like I did, because I have to tell you, that made me go in with a bad feeling, and a bad mood. It did me wrong, and did the movie wrong by comparing.
It was simply amazing, give it a go if you have not seen it!
So I went to see Frozen II. I don’t normally go to the movie theatre, but I had an opportunity to go and see Frozen II the other day, and I did.
This movie is a good movie for the kids, but in my opinion not as good as the first one. I found the first movie had a lot more interest and story to it.
Maybe it is because the characters are already established, but it just felt like the story was lacking a story for the characters. Do not get me wrong, there was a story, it just didn’t have any depth for the characters, in my humble opinion of course.
I won’t take long reviewing this movie because it is a solid 5 out 10. Kids will love it, parents will probably be bored out of their mind.
Despite my low rating though, I recommend everyone give it a go, perhaps I am overthinking it, maybe I am, maybe I am not, but I feel as if it is lacking.
Let me know in the comments below.