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Friday, January 11, 2013

InBox (Short Story)



In this digital age, here's an interesting magical love story ...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Prestige


I've been tempted to write my 2 cents on the movie after reading a short review by J. Ramanand titled - Prestige I Suppose reviewing film. Its definitely a great watch having both Hugh Jackman & Christian Bale in a movie directed by Christopher Nolan (director of Batman Begins to Dark Knight Rises series).

The movie Prestige - which is also the term used to describe the successful end of a magic trick -
Opening line by Micheal Caine "Every great magic trick has a third act, the most difficult act, the prestige". 
You make a subject disappear and you manage to successfully validate that the subject has indeed disappeared. The conclusion to illusion is to make the subject re-appear flawlessly establishing the prestige for the magic trick. 
The movie has a thrilling revelation at the end which causes you to think - Is this a book turned into a movie script ?  Well yes its a book by Christopher Priest of the same name - "The Prestige".

Need to check out The Illusionist ... yet another !

Reference :
1. Prestige I Suppose reviewing film
2. IMDB : The Prestige
3. Movie Review : The Prestige
4. Poem inspired by The Prestige

Credits : Image Courtesy earlyshen from Flickr.

Enग lish Vingliश


Enग lish Vingliश as the title suggests is a हिं ग lish (hinglish) movie. The cast has Sridevi as the main protagonist in a sensitive yet humorous script by Gauri Shinde.

Watched the film about 2 times over a period of 3 days and have not found it least bit boring. The first time though, I missed the first 20-30 mins of introduction.

There is also a scene -"When Sridevi enters USA and is talking to the immigration", where Marianne Soares (one of our family friends) appears in the scene if you observe carefully.

Loved the last speech that Sri gives as a toast to the married couple. Well done Srideviji , you are amazing as always in any role. Great to see you back after a looong time. Appears your talent has not only matured with age, but has increased sensibility to choose a hatke theme !! Kudos ...

Yet Another southie fan !

Credits : Movie poster for English Vinglish taken from wikipedia.

Spy Game


Seen the movie Spy Game for the first time about 10 years ago. The plot and the dialogues become more clear after watching a few times. Its a cat & mouse chase with a lot of linkages to the past and discussion about the present events.

If you enjoy a spy thriller, you would love to watch both Brad Pitt and Robert Redford playing CIA operatives in a brutal game of espionage. Loved watching it last night after about a year. The movie is directed by Tony Scott.

Its almost like listening to a piece of music at a particular time of the day when you can enjoy it the most. The movie came at time when I really needed to watch some clever dialogues and smooth style. Not the bond style mind you, but the ones which appear close to the real thing.

Ridley Scott's movie The Body of Lies is also another worthy watch, but has a different style to the direction & story.

Credits : The movie poster has been re-used from IMDB filmography for SpyGame.

Friday, December 28, 2012

IMDb Top 250


IMDb Charts providing a list of top 250 movies as voted by IMDB users here.

Watched all except ...
6. 12 Angry Men &
9. LOTR : The Return of the King (can't remember the story). 

Watched all except ...
17. Seven Samurai &
20. City of God









Not bad if the voting is by popularity and IMDb is a list that can be relied as a movie guide !

The Avengers

Watched the movie with friends and enjoyed it to the hilt. I can't stop raving about Iron-man's sense of humor (Tony Stark). Now here's an inventor/crusader without any powers except his grit & wit.

The story has figments from "Thor" & "Captain America". The graphics and scene compositions are completely realistic. The story is about forming the team of supers who can fight against Loki (Thor's half brother).

Can't seem to remember the best parts of the movie except that the fight sequences with Captain America involved a lot of acrobatics. Its a complete kids movie and some one who enjoys watching a bunch of supers with great animation.

The story is about saving the destruction of the planet ! There goes the suspense :)

Credits : Seen the movie at Inox Pune

Barfi

A small joke on the movie "Barfi" ~ courtesy Roopinder:
Why did "Barfi" go to oscars bcoz it is the real life story of every couple
A mute husband,
A mad wife,
And a beautiful ex-girlfriend.
Watched the film at the movies and it was just fun---tastic !!

Its got all the elements of a great Chaplin movie. A tribute to some of the antics. Ranbir at his best. Loved the triangle and the final twist.

A Chaplin fan may love the irony, that the comic relief is a mute and almost compliments a black & white comedy by Charles.

Both of us (Jenny & myself) were mute spectators to a spell-binding performance by the cast. Take it to the Oscars :)

Credits : Joke from Roopinder's Facebook Wall.