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James Bond’s popularity reached fever pitch with the release of ‘Thunderball’—a colossal action extravaganza encapsulated in a tiny piece of paradise here on earth. It’s the best of both worlds; larger than life characters and flamboyant visual expositions against picture perfect sceneries.
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‘The Big Year’ is a mild and offense-free comedy that though noticeably glossy and loaded with potential, still almost looks and feels like a nature documentary. That isn’t a bad thing really but if you have a film that boasts an impressive cast led by comedians Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson and features breathtaking landscapes and wildlife (mostly birds) that are always picture-ready, you’d be expecting more than a mediocre output.
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It’s one of the few musical comedies out there that really has a lot of things to offer. From a pudgy, washed up, man-child lead who definitely knows how to rock to the awe-inspiring, precociously talented kids; carefree storyline to electrifying music; you name it, ‘School of Rock’ has got it all covered. It’s how musical comedies should be--cathartic, infectious and inspirational.
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Saturday, 18 January 2014 07:23

Premium Rush - A Lean Mean Action Film

‘Premium Rush’ is an easy-to-digest fast-paced story about a bike messenger in New York who seemed to have a knack for putting his life on the line just for the heck of it. He uses no brakes because he’s too cool for that and barely stops for a moment to smell the flowers or take a breather or in his case, a smooch from his equally adrenaline-addicted messenger girlfriend. That’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character Wilee, and that’s all you need to know about this movie because the story revolves around him and he takes it for a ride in the most perilously exhilarating way possible.
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It’s a conventional fish out of water movie that is thoroughly enjoyable to watch when not taken seriously. Thanks to Johnny Depp’s idiosyncratic performance, ’Dark Shadows’ made a vampire movie palatable (at least in my humble opinion) and that’s quite an accomplishment especially with the oversaturation of tween vampire movies/TV shows in the entertainment industry this day and age.
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Sunday, 22 December 2013 06:38

Argo - When Life Imitated Art to Save Lives

It’s a well-acted, well-paced film rife with profanities, bad mustaches, frantic phone calls and shredded paper strips. Whether it’s historically accurate or not is immaterial as the script was brilliantly written and the scenes were  masterfully brought to life by the comeback bearded kid Ben Affleck.

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The virus is in Manila! So that's what the whole 'Bourne legacy' fiasco was all about. Well, I enjoyed the movie because Manila looked good in 2D. NAIA (Airport in the capital city of the Philippines) believe it or not didn't look derelict, the 'eskenitas' (dark alleyways) were surprisingly clean, the roofing in the shanties was incredibly durable (it can support a full-grown American guy jumping on it) and Palawan (an island province in the Philippines) was just out of this world! I too would want to get lost in that place.
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Silver Linings Playbook is a rarity in Hollywood and when I say a rarity, I mean a romcom that’s not cheesy and doesn’t feel manipulative. The movie dealt with a taboo subject matter (mental disorder) and handled it with respect as it injected as much humanism, realism, talent and levity to its filmic diagnosis as much as possible. Everything felt spontaneous from start to finish and there were no hyperbolic scenes contrived to establish a fake sense of urgency or euphoria that are so customary in movies such as this one.
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It’s your typical Adam Sandler movie—infantile, crass, disjointed and illogical among other things but featured really talented cast (Academy Award winners Jack Nicholson and Marisa Tomei) that would make you believe that Adam might be on to something here. But lo and behold, the gifted actors were in on a joke as well and played right into Adam’s playbook of childish antics. So, the joke’s on us I guess.
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Wednesday, 27 November 2013 23:34

NowTV Box gains 4oD

NowTV box owners can access the full range of 4oD services from Channel 4 from today.
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