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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…

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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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    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,…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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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    Movie Review: The Spiderwick Chronicles

    After watching this movie I realized that it’s been a while since I grew up! Spiderwick Chronicles is a tale of fairies and ogres. Jared and Simon Grace (Freddie Highmore), along with their sister Mallory (Sarah Bolger) are brought by their mother (Mary-Louise Parker) to the Spiderwick Estate after her husband leaves her. What seems to be an old rundown place turns out to be a home with a past, a strange past that Jared stumbles upon when he finds and reads a book written by his great-grand uncle Arthur Spiderwich. A book about fairies and ogres and the secrets in that realm. A book that is hunted by the…

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    Movie Review: Transformers

    Imax Adlabs offers special Rs.49 prices for movie tickets in some shows before 6pm. So, went off to watch Transformers in the Imax Dome. Excellent experience, but the fast paced movie was kinda overwhelming. Transformers tells the story of Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf), a young teenager who convinces his father to buy him a car, a car that would change his life. The car turns out to be Bumblebee, an Autobot sent to protect him from the Decepticons. Both, the Autobots and the Decepticons are after the Allspark, a cube, with the power to create life. While the Autobots had managed to smuggle the Allspark off their planet, Megatron, the…

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