CRITIQUED: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

Over the last six years, Oscar has chosen nonfiction adaptations as Best Picture contenders, and 2014 is no different with 5 films in the category inspired by true events. One such film is Captain Phillips, the story of the 2009 hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship off the coast of Somalia

CRITIQUED: AMERICAN HUSTLE

David O. Russell has been on fire over the last handful of years, helping to make the likes of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence household names with their superb performances in The Fighter (2010) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012), so the third time should be quite the Oscar-filled charm. These four actors

CRITIQUED: GHANCHAKKAR

Indie films seem to be making their foray into mainstream Indian cinema these days. In the past, roles in indie films were played by little known actors. But times are changing and so are people's tastes. Not to mention the fact that actors themselves are getting bolder about the roles

CRITIQUED: RAAZ 3

If these are the standards Bollywood has set for horror films, then we are sorely disappointed. If the standards are for thrillers, then we feel a little better. We are of course referring to the sexy, smooch filled (at least by Indian standards), promiscuous, horror thriller that is Vikram Bhatt's Raaz 3.

THE HAPLESS GEEK SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE

Now that summer is over, the onslaught that is the blockbuster movie season has come and gone. It’s been a few months since you’ve last gotten the Hollywood treatment here at Hapless Geek, and for that we say, glad you missed us! We’ve been pretty busy over the summer, but

CRITIQUED: JOKER

We review all films with an open mind... at least we try to. But in case of Joker, readers beware, it was just not possible. Right off the bat we will tell you to save your time and money... not to mention your senses and don't bother. This film would be

CRITIQUED: EK THA TIGER

Salman Khan is back! And with a bang. After taking a mini-hiatus to deal with his health issues, the action king is back in style with his latest venture, Ek Tha Tiger. The character is loosely based on a former RAW  (India's version of the CIA) agent and Salman Khan is

CRITIQUED: MIRATTAL

It looks like remakes (albeit in different languages) are the norm these days, especially if you are looking for a good rate of return on your investment. Mirattal is a remake of a highly successful Telugu film, Dhee. We haven't seen the original so we can't really comment on it, but having