Review: The Adventures of Tintin
To be honest, I’ve only heard of the Tintin comics when I was little but never had a chance to read them. I would even go so far to conclude that this series was a spin-off for the famous Wizard of Oz character the Tin man. I clearly couldn’t have been more wrong, but alas, as a grown up I realized the stories are wildly unrelated. ’The Adventures of Tintin’ directed by...
Review: In Time
The saying ‘time is money,’ is a widely accepted term in our reality, but if you switch it around, ‘money is time,” you get the general gist of “In Time” directed by Andrew Niccol. In a world where time acts as the universal currency after a person hits the age of 25, the only way to survive is to secure more time in an ageless world. Most common people, like...
Review: Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge
With the game changing invention of social networking, films have been integrating the modern phenomenon that started with a college fan base and spread across the world like wildfire, Facebook. ‘Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge,’ Directed by Nupur Asthana uses facebook as a backdrop that mixes the idea from YRF’s other film, “Mujhse Dosti Karoge,” into a modern day Rom-Com for the youth. It’s a fresh...
Review: Dolphin Tale
There are movies that use animals as a way to suck in those animal lovers who awe at the site of such cute creatures. “Dolphin Tale” Directed by Charles Martin Smith acts as one of those films in which a family of sea animal caregivers come across a dolphin who’s tail is amputated. The story follows the story of a boy, Sawyer, who discovers an injured dolphin on the beach one day that has...
Review: Captain America: The First Avenger
‘Captain America’ Directed by Joe Johnston starring Chris Evans, is the last superhero film to be released by Marvel before their most grand project to date, the Avengers. Captain America integrates itself into the Marvel family very well and continues the theme of intertwining a supernatural aspect to real life events. Set against the backdrop of World War II, Steve Rogers is a very...
Review: Paranormal Activity 3
Tis’ the season for ghosts and spirits to visit for a festive Halloween holiday, and with the fun filled day just around the corner, the scariest movies are released to terrify their suspecting audiences. Paranormal Activity 3 directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman acts as a prequel of sorts to the first two films in the franchise. Katie and Kristi are back as their younger...
Review: Bad Teacher
There are always role models and teachers that we learn from and are inspired to be like. There’s always that teacher you are grateful to for their undying passion in teaching you about a subject you find interest in. But in Jake Kasdan’s “Bad Teacher” forget the role model and welcome the bad ass bitch that is Cameron Diaz, because the only “role” she’s willing to play (or smoke) is one...
Review: Crazy, Stupid, Love
Relationships change over periods of time, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse and Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is about to experience that very transition in Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Cal and Emily (Julianne Moore) are high-school sweethearts who have hit a road bump in their marriage, that leads Emily to feel bored and cheat on Cal....
Pankaj Kapoor’s “Mausam” is a story spread out across a backdrop of real life events that affect the love story between Harry (Shahid Kapoor) and Aayat (Sonam Kapoor). Harry is a boy from a small village whose life is changed when he lays his eyes on Aayat. Aayat is transferred to the same village to live with her aunt after it becomes unsafe for her to stay in Kashmir with her...
Review: The Adjustment Bureau
Everything happens for a reason…or does it? Have you ever thought your life was following a path that had been planned out for you, basically your destiny? Well, what if that destiny was actually being orchestrated by real live agents sent by a “chairman” who changes the path of two formally destined lovers who can’t fight their feelings back for one another? That in a...
Eid and Ganesh Chaturthi are big holidays for the Indian Sub-Continent. One of the most coveted times of the year to release a film, this years chosen one, Bodyguard starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor has reportedly fetched the highest opening for a Hindi film, ever. The film had all the hype surrounding it, starting from the star cast, to the songs, and boasting of a director, Siddique,...
Review: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
On a random day before Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara released, I got a message on my bbm that read, “Three boys go on a trip n meet wit an accident n all 3 die. Their story is told in flashback from hence d title zindgi melgi na dobara. Enjoy…!!” To say that I was upset—because I hate when movies are ruined for me—is an understatement. First of all, those messages are...
Review: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part...
Harry Potter, “The Boy Who Lived,” and boy what a life he led! It takes a genius to transport us into a world of mischief, spirits, ghouls, goblins, giants and other creatures, witches and wizards both good and dark, and most importantly, a world that involves magic. Now the genius doesn’t come from the fact that we are offered these fantastical beings as a means to tell the...
Review: Murder 2
I was in no rush to see Murder 2, having missed the first one and only seeing a couple of songs from it, I concluded that the film was probably the closest thing to erotic porn that has hit cinema screens in the recent past. But as the saying goes, never judge a book by its cover. Murder 2, directed by Mohit Suri and starring Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandez is a gripping psycho drama...
Review: Delhi Belly
Delhi Belly directed by Abhinay Deo and starring Imran Khan, Vir Das and Kunaal Roy Kapur is a hinglish comedy that not only delivers legitimate content but boasts of some of the most daring shock value moments to date in Hindi cinema. Right off the bat, we are thrust into the world of a mysterious package that is being delivered by Sonia (Shenaz Tresury), a hot air hostess that plays dumb to the...
Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The third installment of the Transformers franchise, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” directed by Michael bay returns us to the world of autobots and their integration into our dysfunctional world. Coming off of a poorly reviewed and generally sub par sequel, the latest transformers offers a better fare than the second, but doesn’t come close to the first. The film begins by...
Review: Bride Wars
“Bride Wars” by Gary Winick is a wish fulfillment story that centers around two best friends, played by Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. Their wish? To have a fantastic June wedding at the Plaza Hotel in New York City that trumps everyone elses. Both ladies have been dreaming about the big day every since the two met when they were little, and the dream continues as they are now ready...
Review: Never Say Never
The immense amount of indifference I felt during the media storm known as Justin Beiber hit the circuit is a difficult feeling to describe. While I was only familiar with three of his songs, “Baby”, “Somebody to Love,” and “Never Say Never,” I never really found him to be my kind of artist to follow. Yet the phenomenon he represents is hard to ignore, and Jon...
Review: Double Dhamaal
Indra Kumar brings his second outing of the Dhamaal Franchise to the big screen, titled “Double Dhamaal.” The sequel follows the same 4 rascals that are so eager to earn money that they go through different pranks and gags in order to attain the bills. This time though, along with Arshad Warsi, Ritesh Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey and Aashish Chaudary, the film welcomes back Sanjay Dutt in...
Review: The Green Lantern
Superhero movies have become a trend for the summer with mega blockbuster movies releasing week after week in a war to rake in the highest profits for the studio. This weeks comic caper, The Green Lantern pushes DC comics to the forefront to present a story of an ordinary human whom is chosen to fight to save his planet. The story revolves around the main character Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds)...
Review: X-Men: First Class
”X-Men: First Class” directed by Matthew Vaughn reveals the legend of the epic rivalry between Charles Xavier and Erikk Lehnsherr (Magneto) which serves as the main plot point for this well orchestrated piece of X-Men history. Where Charles is shown growing up in a proper manner to become a Professor whom is well versed in the universe of Genetics, Erikk Lehnsherr is the perfect foil...
Review: Hangover 2
The wolfpack is back with the latest installment of the recent successful franchise “Hangover 2.” With a similar plot line as the first film, Hangover 2 tells the story of the 4 friends, now on their way to Thailand for Stu’s wedding, getting into devilish shenanigans on an international scale. They get heavily intoxicated, and go on a journey to figure out what the hell...
Review: Valentine's Day
Starring a slew of talent all across Hollywood, Gary Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day” offers an affectionate attempt at meshing together a gang of stories centered around the day of love. With a whole lot of subplots including one of a married old couple that faces a revelation after years being married, young high school sweethearts tale in the form of losing ones virginity, a...
Review: I Am Number Four
The Sci-Fi Action Thriller “I Am Number Four,” starring Alex Pettifyer and Dianna Agron, enters the world of a young boy forced to move from city to city in order to keep himself and his protector, Henri, safe from Alien forces. These forces are after an army of 9 specially gifted crusaders who together can defeat the evil forces, but the problem is that three of them are already dead. John, also...
Unstoppable (2010) Unstoppable stars Chris Pine and Denzil Washington as a young conductor and veteran engineercaught on course to a deadly crash collision with a rogue train that they must fight to stop. Also involved are Rosario Dawson and Kevin Dunn as business managers who must make urgent decisions on how to stop the train. A edge of your seat thrill ride on the lines of Speed, Unstoppable...
Bombay Confessional 3
Confession Being in Bombay a little past 5 months, I have found myself changing my viewpoints and ideas about living in the city. While I can and have been living here without many problems, I just can’t get rid of the immense feeling of missing home. My ideal job would be to have 6 months in Bombay and 6 months in LA, but that seems like a distant dream. While doing some projects for...
Thor, 2011 Thor is based off of one of the lesser known comic series in the Marvel universe. The film stars Chris Hemsworth as the almighty God of Thunder, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster and Sir Anthony Hopkins as the current ruler, Odin. Thor is a hard-headed, “does things his own way “ type of person who is destined to become king of his native land, Asgard. Thor also has a brother named Loki...
Review: Haunted 3D
Haunted 3D, 2011 Haunted 3D is a hindi horror film that revolves around a mysterious spirit haunting a property that belongs to the lead character, Rehaan (Mimoh Chakraborty). Rehaan’s journey starts when he arrives at the old property in order to make sure things are in place for a real-estate venture to go through. He soon starts to hear screams and shrieks throughout the dimly lit house...
Zombieland 2009 In a time where wizards and vampires have graced the big screen in multiple adaptations, Zombieland comes as a fresh comedy dealing with the sometimes forgotten other creatures of the supernatural, Zombies. Zombieland takes place post an apocalyptic plague that has stormed earth, where Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg)—an awesomely weird kid who panics at the slightest hint of danger—is...
Doubt (2008) Doubt tells the story of a secret church scandal that occurs in which the morals of all the characters involved are truly tested. We follow Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep), who is certain that a Priest, Father Brendan Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is having an inappropriate relationship with a troubled 12 year old African American boy in the chruch’s school. Sister Beauvier...
Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish)
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the swedish film based off the millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. The film tells the story of Lisbeth Salander, a dark computer hacker with a brutal past. Throughout the film, we see that Lisbeth is a very disturbed soul. When we are introduced to her she is on probation and often meets with her perverted new probation officer. ...
Bombay Confessional 
Confession You know the saying, Knowledge is Power? To wrap your head around that phrase when you’re in your teens, you could probably come up with a bunch of different ideas, or simply not give a shit. I didn’t give a shit before, but now I realize how important knowledge is. Knowledge changes everything, the way you talk, the way you look at things, the way you’re perceived by others, etc. I...
Review: The Bicycle Thieves.
The Bicycle Thieves (Italian), 1948 The Bicycle Thieves has been rendered a classic around th world and has won critical acclaim along with the best film academy award in 1948. The film tells the tale of a man Antonnio who is in dire need of work that finally gets selected to post up posters around the city in return for a sustainable salary. The catch? He needs a bicycle to carry out his...
Review: Scream 4
Scre4m, 2011 When I read the news that Scream 4 was going to be made, my heart jumped with excitement because I am a HUGE fan of the first 3 scream movies. Such a big fan in fact, that when Scream 3 released on my birthday my gift was to get out of school early to go watch it! So you can imagine the mammoth expectation that comes from a fan of a series for this new installment to be massive. ...
Confession In 1st grade, my teacher –Mrs. Yamamoto –gave out a sheet of paper at the beginning of the year for us to put down our name, birthdays and what we wanted to be when we grew up. I remember sitting there thinking to myself for a while. I was and still am quite the analyst, so while most of the kids jotted down their future dreams, I sat there pondering whether I should put down my heart...