Archive for the 'English Cinema' Category

Mar 24 2016

No Batman v Superman

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I rarely go to the theater these days(my last Tamil film on the big screen was Thani Oruvan and my last Hollywood film was Avengers: Age of Ultron). But there were 2 films I planned to enjoy on the big screen in 2016. One was of course Kabali and the other was Batman v Superman, […]

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Feb 29 2016

The 2016 Oscars

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I’ve come to accept that however boring the telecasts have been in the past year(s) and whatever the count of the nominated movies that I’ve actually seen, the Oscar telecast is going to be an evening of must-see television for me. Since the high of seeing ARR hold 2 statuettes in his hands and hearing […]

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May 10 2015

Oscar Films – Part I

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Now that the Oscar winners have started coming out on DVD, I’ve caught up on a few of them in the last couple of weeks. While the Oscars themselves were boring, the year seems to have been a good one movie-wise since all the films I’ve seen so far have been impressive with the movies […]

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Feb 22 2015

The 2015 Oscars

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I have noticed that I am looking forward to the Oscars a little less each year. There was the high of watching ARR hold those 2 statuettes in his hands back in 2009 but since then unimpressive hosts, weak jokes, nominations for movies I haven’t seen and boring thank you speeches have made the Oscars […]

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Feb 02 2015

The Interview / Fury

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The Interview Its easy to see why North Korea was upset by The Interview. It attacks the country’s leader Kim Jong-un on both personal and political fronts, making fun of his stature, his character and his governance. A satirical comedy that also pokes fun at a few things American, it stars frequent collaborators James Franco […]

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Jun 23 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Recently, Hollywood’s summer blockbusters seem to have only one objective – create worldwide havoc and destroy one or more big cities(the more recognizable landmarks, the better) in the process. Whether they were about superheroes(Man of Steel), monsters(Godzilla) or metal robots(Pacific Rim), the objective was the same and the storyline in these movies acted simply as […]

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Mar 04 2014

The 2014 Oscars

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After the un-PC, controversial hosting gig by Seth McFarlane last year, the Oscars played it safe this year with Ellen DeGeneres. I like Ellen. Her deadpan style of telling jokes is frequently funny and she has the ability to make everything seem unrehearsed and spontaneous. Both those were in evidence during the show but didn’t […]

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Feb 17 2014

The Lego Movie

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The Lego Movie, true to its name, is all about Lego as it is set in a world built solely out of those colorful pieces that can become the building blocks of virtually anything, is populated by Lego versions of characters and features a story that fully exploits the potential offered by such a world. […]

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Oct 27 2013

Gravity

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Gravity is a gripping tale of survival of a woman stranded in outer space. Ryan Stone(Sandra Bullock) is on her first space mission and accompanying her is Matt Kowalski(George Clooney), a much more experienced astronaut. As they are on a spacewalk(Stone is repairing the Hubble telescope while Kowalski is trying to beat the record for […]

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Jun 24 2013

The Raid: Redemption

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Action in Hollywood movies typically means lots of chases, explosions and gunfire. They are all executed well and can be thrilling when done well but for more personal, hand-to-hand combat, we usually need to turn our attention towards Asian films. Indonesian film The Raid: Redemption fully satisfies the thirst for that kind of action. Simply […]

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