Archive for August, 2016

Aug 29 2016

2 Disappointing Books

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   Memory Man, the first book in David Baldacci’s new series came as a big surprise for a long-time reader like me. With a new central character Amos Decker who had hyperthymesia – the ability to remember everything -the book featured some good mysteries and didn’t have even a whiff of American politics, the subject of almost all […]

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Aug 25 2016

Amma Kanakku

Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Amma Kanakku is a sweet, feel-good film about the efforts of a mother to set her daughter on the right path in life. The mom is Shanthi(Amala Paul), who is widowed and works as a maid in the house of Dr. Nandhini(Revathi) but also does a couple of other jobs to supplement her income. Though she […]

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Aug 22 2016

The Olympics

Published by under Misc

For the last couple of weeks, the Olympics have been a daily staple of my TV watching. With all the NBC channels showing some portion of the games at different times, there was always some sport going on on one of the channels, whenever I switched on the TV. And I quickly realized that it didn’t […]

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Aug 11 2016


Published by under Review,Tamil Cinema

Kabali was easily the most-hyped Tamil film to ever hit our screens. The usual hype associated with any Rajni film was amplified many times over due to the curiosity generated by his team up with a young, relatively new director in Ranjith and the hit soundtrack and well-cut trailer whetted fans’ appetites.  Smart marketing by […]

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