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…

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 +++

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…

Dreamworks, Reliance ADAG in $1.5 billion marriage

It’s the biggest marriage of Bollywood and Hollywood in the history of cinema. Anil Ambani’s Reliance Big Entertainment and Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks SKG have inked a $1.5 billion deal to set up the new DreamWorks. “The new age studio will be based in Los Angeles and produce six films per year for the next six…

Movie marathon and ratings

Watching movies endlessly these past few weeks.  But iam unable to find any time to write a detailed review of them. If and when i find time, i will write something detailed about the ones i liked.  As of now, a list of the movies and my ratings. Basic Instinct -1 (4/5) Taken  (4/5) A…

Blog anniversary & Weekend movies

In the whole mess, i forgot something.  On 24th June 2008, i completed 4 years of blogging.  In this period, I moved from Fullhyderabad to Rediffblogs to WordPress.  Never thought i would survive so long.  So ya, iam amazed at my perseverance (if at all this does count).  I have no intentions of stopping even…

Weekend movies

Have been watching a lot of movies these past few days.  Went to the library on Friday and picked up 4 more movies and watched them over the weekend.  Still got a few more to go.  A friend lent me his collection of the Godfather movie series (Part 1, 2 and 3).  Haven’t found time…

Anil Ambani’s billion dollars entertainment gamble

Anil Ambani’s Big Entertainment is going the whole hog. Not wanting to left behind by the elder and more successful brother, Mukesh he is on an investing spree. After picking up Adlabs, and consolidating it, the Big Entertainment group has forayed into Hollywood and has announced development deals with Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Will Smith,…

Now Watching – Shaurya

A supposedly rip-off of the Hollywood movie “A few good men“, Shaurya is not as bad as the reviews made it out to be. I havent seen the Hollywood original, so cant comment on it. The movie has some exceptional acting by Deepak Dobriyal, Kay Kay Menon. Rahul Bose is ok and Minissa Lamba is…

Now Watching

Picked up a few movies from the library for my weekend watch. The Pelican Brief **** 3/5 Trinity is still my name ** 2/5 Children of Heaven **** 4/5 Two Mules for Sister Sara *** 3/5 +++