• Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    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.…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

  • Personal,  Reviews

    Dining at Mumbai Times Cafe

    A friend¬†heard of Mumbai Times Cafe, which opened a while back in Bandra, near KFC. So, we decided to check out the place for dinner. Parking in that area can be a pain, but we were lucky to find a spot for my bike. Mumbai Times Cafe is located on the fifth floor of Crystal Shoppers Paradise which is diagonally opposite KFC in the same lane. We were greeted the moment you step out of the elevator and led to a table for two in the “sand” section. I call it the sand section because sand covers the entire floor out there. You also have a tiny canoe there as…

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    Movie Review: How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

    How to Lose Friends & Alienate People is a stupid story of an over smart Sidney Young who loves the glamorous world of the stars but is struggling to get famous. He gets his big break when he is hired by New York’s Sharps magazine. Sidney settles into New York and into Sharps where life is a lot different and more sophisticated from what he is used to. Thus begins his tryst with the stars, a love affair with Alison and his desperate attempts to woo Sophie Maes.

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    Movie Review: Outlander

    During the Iron Age, an age where several different Viking tribes fought each other for land, resources and supremacy, a spaceship comes hurtling towards earth and crash lands in a lake near a Viking village. Out steps Kainan (James Caviezel), a “man” from a distant planet. But he is not alone. The ship also brings a monster known to Kainan and his people as the Moorwen. The Moorwen gets to work immediately by destroying one village as Kainan attempts to track him. Kainan is captured by Wulfric and his men with whom he joins arms to battle the Moorwen. Outlander is a really well made movie. The Moorwen is well…

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    Review: Telemarketer Catcher

    The following is a paid review of Telemarketer Catcher. Does any of these sound familiar? “So-and-so bank offers you a free lifetime credit card” or “Would you like a personal loan of …” or “You have been selected for a special vacation.” Almost all of us have been disturbed by the shrill ringing of our telephone only to realize that the important call we’ve been expecting is in fact the call of an overly zealous telemarketer just trying to do his/her job at the cost of our irritation. Here in India it is terrible, and I understand it is even worse in the USA. Even the Do Not Call registry…

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