• Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie Review: Tron Legacy

    Once again, my movie loving self bore the sub-zero cold and trudged in 2 inch thick snow to get my first back to back movie viewing in London. The first on the list was Tron Legacy. 20 years back Kevin Flynn disappeared. Haunted by his fathers disappearance, Sam Flynn is unable to resist a signal from his father’s Arcade. When he does reach the Arcade he gets drawn into the Grid, a virtual world created by Kevin. Faced by fierce programs (led by an evil powerful creation) who will stop at nothing to kill them, father and son begin their quest to return to the real world. Source: IMP Awards…

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    Movie Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    I set out in sub-zero temperature to watch the third movie in the Narnia series. Having watched the first two (read review of Prince Caspian), my movie hungry soul had to watch this one. Lucy and Edmund return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian on the Dawn Treader. While Lucy and Edmund initially wonder why they have been summoned to Narnia yet again, we have Eustace yelling his heart out for being kidnapped. It isn’t long before they realise that they are on yet another adventure, across the high seas. Picture source: MoviePosterDB.com Presented in 3D, the Voyage of the Dawn Treader is…

  • Computers & Technology,  Reviews

    Review: Idrive Online Backup

    The following post is a sponsored review of Idrive Online Backup, a solution that I have been using for several years now to keep my data safe. Let me jump directly into the features of Idrive: Automatic selection of documents, pictures and videos when you first install it Continuous data protection of modified files, compressed and secured via 128-bit SSL transfer and 256-bit AES encryption on storage All files are versioned and never deleted unless you choose to do so Quick search and restore features to get back those files you’ve lost Data retrieval from any computer in any location in the world, even without the software installed Timeline restore…

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    Movie Review: Sherlock Holmes

    While I can definitely not claim to be an expert on Mr. Sherlock Holmes, but, I do run one of the oldest sites dedicated to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I went in to watch the movie today knowing very well that it had nothing to do with the brilliant detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I came away from the movie with mixed feelings. The movie begins with Sherlock Holmes and Watson catching the dreaded serial killer and sorcerer Blackwood. However, Blackwood returns from beyond the grave to strike fear in the hearts of the people of London with one aim: to take over the world. And, of course…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie Review: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

    Do you consider yourself God’s gift to women? That is exactly what Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey), a highly successful photographer thought. Well he definitely wasn’t wrong about that considering his amazingly huge number of women he “dated” and dumped. But, what if they come back and haunt you? What if… On the eve of his brother’s wedding, three of his girlfriends come back to haunt him, as does his favorite uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas). They take him through his past, his present and his future and he can view this in a totally different perspective. The movie is rather standard. The story line isn’t spectacular and the acting is decent.…

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    Movie Review: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    Long long ago, a young man Klan McCullan was accused of selling weaponry to both the Scots and the French. Sentenced to a lifetime of the iron mask, Klan swears that his children will take on the world. Fast forward into the not so distant future and his descendent James runs one of the largest weapons manufacturing corporations in the world. James’ company has sold four highly powerful nanotechnology based weapons to the NATO and the rest of the movie revolves around these four weapons. The rest of the movie is the attempt of the Baroness (Sienna Miller) and her team trying to steal and take control of the weapons.…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie Review: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    I caught the IMAX experience of Transformers last year and loved it. So, it won’t be surprising that I was eagerly awaiting the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. For those of you who are not from this planet, Revenge of the Fallen is the second part. It’s been two years since Megatron was defeated. The humans and the autobots have formed an alliance. At the same time, the Decepticons are gathering forces. We’re not really sure what they are looking for (at least for the first half hour). The movie opens with a spectacular action screen as the humans and autobots fight together to destroy a Decepticon. The…

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    Movie Review: Pink Panther 2

    I couldn’t stop laughing when I watched Pink Panther three years ago. I expected the very same from Steve Martin this time as well and I wasn’t disappointed. Steve Martin returns to play the brilliant bumbling detective Inspector Clouseau in Pink Panther 2. The movie begins with the Tornado having stolen treasures from around the world. In order to capture the Tornado, the countries of the world form the "Dream Team" of the most brilliant detectives. Without doubt, our Inspector Clouseau makes it to the Dream Team. And, the laughter continues! The jokes are great, but what really takes the cake is Steve Martin’s acting. The scenes are very well…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie Review: Slumdog Millionaire

    I don’t know how I missed reviewing this movie. Guess, sometimes you plan on doing and never end up. But, after Slumdog Millionaire‘s sweep of 8/10 Oscars, I decided to get down to it. Very few movies have created a craze among viewers worldwide and more importantly in India. The movie proves that even though it is directed by the foreign director, viz. Danny Boyle, it had the support and the hopes of a billion people of this country hoping that India’s shot at the Oscars is successful! The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie Review: Valkyrie

    If it is a plot to kill Hitler, you already know how the movie ends, with failure! However, you don’t watch Valkyrie for its ending. You watch it for the entire story line and the acting, both of which are excellent. Valkyrie tells the story of Colonel Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise), the mastermind behind the plot, which the movie claims is actually a true story. The movie opens with Stauffenberg writing his journal with the voice narrating in German with English subtitles. I loved the transition from German to English and the fading out of the subtitles from that point on. Stauffenberg’s camp is bombed and he is injured and so…

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