movies

A 9-post collection

Kites didn't soar

6 PM on a Sunday evening, and me and my friend, Hazer are chatting away at our usual hangout – the parking lane in between the museum and Kanakakunnu palace in Trivandrum. Not knowing what to do next, we decide on going for a movie. Now, the best part of Trivandrum city is that there are atleast 15 cinemas that you can browse through during a 2km drive. I have read

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The Slumdog Fiasco

I saw Slumdog Millionaire, many days before the hype started to engulf it. Maybe that’s the reason why I loved this film. It’s a story about love, about spirit. about determination and also a story about India. And I was happy that it won a few Oscars and happier when ARR and Resul got the recognition on the international stage they have deserved. But I hear a lot

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My favourite Robots

I am not what you call a Sci-Fi movie fanatic, but yet I do have a thing for movies with Robots in them. So here I present my list of favourite Robo movies of all time! 1. WALL-E (2008) I have rarely been impressed by any movie like I have been with WALL-E. The range of emotions and character traits portrayed by a Robot – unbelievable. Truly one of best feel

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Mallu Movie Ripoffs

I have been watching a lot of English flicks nowadays, and naturally I have spotted a few ripoffs. But most of these have been sad Bollywood remakes of brilliant movies (with exceptions off course – “Kante” vs “Reservoir Dogs”). Along the way I came across a few Malayalam movies exported from Hollywood. Well, Malayalam flicks nowadays have generally have the reputation of Hindi movies being ripped off from it thanks to

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Sunshine

Saturday morning. My friend and I were determined to see a movie. No tickets for anything else, so we decided to see ‘Sunshine‘. Had no idea what it was all about. Had never heard of this one before. But we badly wanted to see a movie, any movie. Before it began, I was expecting some sort of a romantic comedy, judging from the name. But the first frame told me,

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The Da Vinci Code

After all the hype and controversies the film finally released yesterday in Trivandrum and I was there to see it first day first show. And… hmm, the book was better! To make it clear, I wasn’t a huge fan of the book either. Thought it was a fairly good novel, but not as good as it was made out to be. Just too much hype! So all in all,

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The Bad Movie Magnets

Why I do not know. But me and my friends never miss a bad movie to hit town. Hindi, Malayalam, English … we have seen the worst of it all. And with each passing day we get to see a new movie that sets a new benchmark! The latest one was the Malayalam flick “Rashtram”, on which we unfortunately wasted 30 bucks. I still don’t get what the hell those

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

So today I had some time to kill, and being a big fan of the Star Wars epics I chose to see the latest offering from Lucas – Revenge of the Sith. I wasn’t totally disappointed. Well, comparing it with the prequels, it fared much better than Episode II (which I thought was the worst SW movie ever!) and was at par with Episode I. But definitely no where near

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Harry Potter - Why?

Yesterday I watched the madness surrounding the release of Harry Potter. What the hell? After all it is just a fairy tale!! I have read the first two books in the series. They are well written, enjoyable and all, but I don't think it deserves all this attention. The media seemed to be waiting to celebrate the occasion. Both the newspapers I subscribe to, had front page snaps of the

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