Archive for March, 2010

Mar 31 2010

Coming Soon – Paiyaa

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The teaming up of an actor who is just two movies old and a director whose last film was a much-hyped flop will not usually inspire a lot of buzz or hype. But Paiyaa is different. The build-up around the hero and the track record of the director, along with some smart marketing, has made […]

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Mar 29 2010

Half-Day Trip – Uvas Canyon County Park

Published by under Family,Travel

Last weekend was another gorgeous one and so we headed out to Uvas Canyon County Park in South San Jose on Saturday. The park had those characteristics we usually look for in a day-trip destination – a reasonably short drive, no big crowds, a child-friendly hike – and as icing on the cake, it had […]

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Mar 26 2010

Reviews Update

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Reviews for Jaggubhai, Thambikku Indha Ooru and Aval Peyar Thamizharasi are now online @ the reviews site.

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Mar 25 2010

Aval Peyar Thamizharasi

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Aval Peyar Thamizharasi creates some interesting characters against a unique, interesting backdrop. But it fails to fashion strong interactions between its two main characters. So the film, which aims to be an emotional love story, is neither emotional nor a strong love story. Jyothimurugan(Jai) is returning to his village after 8 years and once he […]

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Mar 23 2010

Best of 2009 – Reader’s Choice

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Thanks to all the participants for making this so much fun. It was illuminating and enjoyable reading about your favorites and the reasons behind them. Now for some statistics (I think this is the first time that I had to use a spreadsheet related to this blog! I just hope I translated the comments into […]

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Mar 22 2010

Best of 2009 – My Picks

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Thanks to all of you who sent in your choices for the best of 2009. More on that tomorrow. But first, here are my own picks for the winner in each of the categories. Best Film – Pasanga In Pasanga, Tamil cinema finally had a film that treated children as children rather than cute kids […]

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Mar 15 2010

Best of 2009

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After a few years break, I thought I’d restart the Best of the Year picks (this post is about a week late since I originally wanted to do this last Sunday to coincide with the Oscars). Based on a commenter’s suggestion, I’m making this somewhat interactive this time and seeking your inputs. Apart from making […]

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Mar 12 2010

Reviews Update

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Reviews for Odippolaamaa, Rasikkum Seemaane, Theeraadha Vilaiyaattu Pillai, and Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaayaa are now online at the reviews site.

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Mar 11 2010

Odippolaamaa

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With our big stars opting almost exclusively for masala and actions films, the only full-length romances we get these days seem to be ones with new actors. Odippolaamaa, which sees actress Sangeetha’s brother Parimal debut as hero, is the latest such romance. Parimal has some distance to go before being a successful romantic hero but […]

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Mar 09 2010

Half-Day Trip – Golden Gate Park

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The last weekend saw the weather take a break from the rain and the storms with a couple of warm and  sunny spring-like days. So we headed out to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park after lunch. The first stop was a pretty lake where the kids had fun walking among the large number of birds […]

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