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    The Lion King (2019) – A Movie Review

    Ashwina and I headed off to Chai Ki after mass a few weeks back and then made an impromptu decision to watch The Lion King. The Plot Anyone who watched the original Lion King already knows the plot for this movie. Little Simba idolises his father Mufasa, who is respected by everyone but hated by his brother Scar. After the shocking death of Mufasa, Simba runs away and grows up with his two best friends Pumba and Timon until he is needed back to challenge his uncle. The cast Disney has pulled an interesting cast for its voice-overs including Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, John Oliver and Beyonce. My two cents…

  • Chernobyl 2019 Miniseries
    Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Review: Chernobyl (2019 TV miniseries)

    I can’t recall writing a review for a TV series, but having just finished one of the highest rated TV series on IMDB, I felt like writing one. I’e kept it relatively spoiler free. On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and the sacrifices made to save Europe from the unimaginable disaster. I think we have all heard about the disaster at Chernobyl. Pripyat has been featured in…

  • Me at the Isle of Skye
    Personal,  Travel,  Work

    Happy New Year 2018!

    As most good things come to an end, so must 2017. Browsing through my list of posts for the past two years, I realised that I completely missed out a Happy New Year post for 2017. Can’t miss that two years in a row now, can we? 2017 – A Year in Review Life… I began 2017 in India, more specifically being ill in Bangalore where I (as did Ashwina) spent a good portion of the holiday in bed recovering from bad allergy attacks. Apparently I can’t handle the pollen and pollution anymore! At least it got better when I got back to Mumbai where we were soon well enough…

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    Book review: Dan Brown’s Origin

    I’ve always enjoyed reading Dan Brown, right from the time I read Da Vinci Code. I know a lot of people went crazy questioning faith, questioning the book and more and it’s an argument I find pointless. However, it does remain that he is a good author. Since then I’ve caught up on a lot of his books particularly when Google Play or Amazon threw me some offers. So, when I spotted that Origin was ready for release, I pre-ordered it and it to be delivered to my kindle which is on its last legs. So what exactly is Dan Brown’s Origin about? Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Money Monster – Movie Review

    I last wrote a movie review more than two years ago. While I have watched several moview since then, I not felt the inclination to write about any of them. Until now. Ashwina and I set out to get some dinner at Chai Ki – one of the restaurants we frequent – after a regular Sunday evening mass. However, when we got there sharp at the time of our reservation, we were told the wait would be another 30 minutes. You’re kidding me, right? So, instead we decided to go catch Money Monster at the Everyman Cinema next door. It was an unplanned decision and since IMDB said the movie…

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    Movie review: Real Steel

    First we had boxers and when we realised that they could be replaced by something less destructible, there were robots. Real Steel tells the story of one such robot, a promoter Charlie (Hugh Jackman) and his 11-year old son Max (Dakota Goyo). When Charlie makes a deal to sign off custody of his son Max, little did he know what he was getting himself into. After several failed robot boxing events, Charlie is on the brink of losing hope, when Max finds a scrapyard robot. Little do they know that this junkyard bot would one day bring them back to the limelight. Source: IMP Awards Real Steel is a brilliantly…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie review: X-Men First Class

    Before the days of Professor X and Magneto, Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr were simple special people trying to make their way through life, figuring out their “powers”. X-Men First Class tells their story. Source: MoviePosterDB.com It is usually very difficult to maintain a story line that keeps the user engrossed over several movies. X-Men has had its ups and downs over the past several movies. I loved X-Men Origins and this one does do justice to the ongoing series. The special effects are really good and the whole set of mutants makes it even better. You get a preview of Wolverine, as Charles and Eric attempt to recruit Mutants…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie review: Fast Five

    Fast Five (Fast & Furious 5) is the fifth movie in the Fast & Furious series, which doesn’t seem to end. But, then again, who is complaining? When Dominic (Vin Diesel) gets arrested, his sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) and Brian (Paul Walker) are quick to break him out. They decide to escape to Brazil where trouble, in the form of Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), a federal agent who never misses his target and Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), a powerful drug lord. Not to be dissuaded, Dom and Brian decide to take on both opponents are quick to assemble a crew to get the job done. Source: MPoster.com If you’ve…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie review: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    Ever since I watched the first movie, I have been an even bigger fan of Mr. Depp, especially his portrayal of Capt. Jack Sparrow. And, so I have made it a point to watch each movie in the series and have loved each of them. In the latest movie, Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) runs into his ex-flame Angelica (Penélope Cruz) and together they set out to find the fountain of youth, partly for them and partly because Blackbeard (Ian McShane) wants to find the fountain to extend his life. But, they are not the only ones hunting for the fountain. The Spanish and Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) are also in…

  • Movies & Theatre,  Reviews

    Movie review: Thor

    When Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth), the god of thunder and lightening, decides to disobey his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins), he is banished from the realm of Azgard to earth without his strength and powers. His hammer follows after him and becomes a point of great mystery for the people of Earth. On earth, Thor meets and falls in love with the gorgeous Jane Foster (played by Natalie Portman). But, life isn’t all rosy as he would hope to be, especially when you have an evil brother called Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who has made up his mind to kill Thor, take over the Azgard throne and destroy earth. And, so…

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