• 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…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    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…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Day the Earth Stood Still starring Keanu Reeves is a remake of the 1951 classic starring Michael Rennie. The basic storyline is pretty same as the original movie, of course with major graphic updates and slight divergence from the story. In the original movie, Klaatu lands on earth is a space ship and the moment he lands, he is shot by a jittery soldier. The remake begins with a group of scientists being brought together and are told about an object heading towards earth at a speed one tenth that of light with the fear of a sure shot collision and possible destruction of the Manhattan. Klaatu gets shot,…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie Review: Body of Lies

    Having checked out the high rating of Body of Lies on IMDB, I decided to go watch the movie. Body of Lies tells the story of Roger Ferris, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Ferris is a covert CIA operative in Jordan and the Middle East working to capture Al Saleem, a terrorist planning to wreck havoc on Europe and USA, with the help of Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe). While in Jordan, Ferris falls in love with Aisha (Golshifteh Farahani) and takes help from Hani (Mark Strong). And then, Aisha gets kidnapped… Overall, Body of Lies is a rather slow movie. Acting is good. Russell Crowe plays the role of an arrogant…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie Review: WALL-E

    Seeing the high rating of WALL-E on IMDB, we decided to go watch WALL-E. Got tickets only for the front most row, but it was well worth it! WALL-E tells the story of a simple a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess left all the waste created by a powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation. The humans abandon earth and go off into space. They send a probe back to earth, a cute female robot called Eva. WALL-E meets Eva as she hunts for life on earth and collect a small plant found by WALL-E. Following her directive, Eva goes into standby mode and is…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Harrison Ford is back with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. One thing they kept intact was the fact that he is now older, much older! Dr. Henry Jones is back into action. This time the quest is the search for a mythical kingdom, maybe El Dorado, a city of pure gold, the link to that is a crystal skull, a professor of archeology gone crazy and a rather strange KGB agent. The movie was rather amusing, especially the fight sequences. However, there were a rather unrealistic and unbelievable scenes, like the one where he escapes from a nuclear bomb blast. I will say that I am…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is the second in a series of seven. When Prince Caspian blows a horn out for help, little did he realize that he would be calling for the Kings of the old. Back in the real world, the Pevensie siblings are still hoping that they somehow go back to Narnia. The horn does bring them back to Narnia, but to a Narnia that has changed, changed in the past few hundred years. Narnia is now ruled by Miraz, Caspian’s evil uncle who has eyed the throne for years. Prince Caspian with the help of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy decide to win back Narnia,…

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