Inside Job & The End of Wall Street

Over the weekend watched a movie, “Inside Job“.  A movie that tracks the collapse of the Wall Street in 2008 which caused the worldwide recession from which the world is yet to recover.  It tracks and interviews many of those responsible for the financial crash.  Many financial behemoths like Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers collapsed.  Many…

Movies over the Diwali weekend

The Diwali weekend was spent lazing around at home and watching movies.  Caught up on all the ones i had missed.  Inception was really exceptional both concept wise and in the way the director Christopher Nolan shot it.  Was amazed at the way he was able to narrate the movie. Having read so much about…

Avatar, New Moon and the Indian Connection

Prime Focus, the Mumbai based post production company has worked on significant portions of the recent blockbusters, Avatar and The New Moon. Prime Focus played an essential behind-the-scenes role in two of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of 2009 — Chris Weitz’s “New Moon” and James Cameron’s “Avatar.” The company established itself as one of the…

AR Rahman, Resul Pookutty, Slumdog Millionaire sweep Oscars

No matter how much some intellectuals tried to wish it away, Slumdog Millionaire like a bad dream comes back again and again.  It created history by sweeping 8 oscars. Meanwhile, AR Rahman scored another massive victory in an impressively star studded career with 2 Oscar awards.  One for the original background score and one for…

New Movie Page

Considering the amount of movies i watch, i felt that a separate page is needed to justify it.  So, i have put up a listing of all the movies that i have watched this year in the new page called “Movies“. Yes, its just 11 days into the year but i have already watched  13…

Now Watching

My Blueberry Nights (*** 3/5) To End All Wars (**** 4/5) Mean Girls (* 1/5) Hero (**** 4/5) Max Payne (** 2/5) Karzzzz (** 2/5) Children of Men (*** 4/5) Above pictures from: IMDB & Santa Banta +++

Dev.D – Promo

Woohoo…. Anurag Kashyap is back, after No Smoking and Black Friday. Dev D is the story of Devdas set in the current age. The only Deol that i like, Abhay Deol.  Am very much impressed by his selection of movies – Socha Na Tha, Manorama 6 feet under, Ek Chalis ki Last Local. Aankhon ka…

Ghajini Promo

Aamir Khan is back… and how.  The trailer of the much anticipated Murugadoss directed, Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini is out. And by the looks of it, looks like a super violent movie. Is it a 6 pack or the very elusive 8 pack? Lets wait for the verdit to happen, but boy am sooooper excited. …

Movie Reviews & 500th post

Edit: Ya, just saw that this is my 500th post.  Yay 😀 Cold Mountain (2/5) Inspite of the splendid acting, cinematography and music, the movie left me cold. Dunno why. Inside Man (2.5/5) Spike Lee directed movie starring Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster and Clive Owen.  Sure recipe for a taut thriller, right? Unfortunately not. But…

Movies watched over the past week

Death at a funeral – 3/5 Cloverfield – 2/5 Casino Royale – 4/5 Before Sunset – 3/5 Outsourced – 3/5 Disaster Movie – 0/5 Original Sin – 2/5 (for the steamy scenes of Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas) Taare Zameen Par – 3/5 Matchstick Men – 3/5 (The hindi movie Bluffmaster starring Abhishek Bachchan was…

Paul Newman, Mahendra Kapoor – RIP

The end of a generation of entertainers. May God bless their souls. Chalo ek baar phir se Tum agar saath dene ka Neele gagan ke tale Above pictures courtesy: TimesofIndia, Chicagotribune +++