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The Great Film Critic Roger Ebert

My beloved film critic Roger Ebert passed away today after battling cancer. I’m in tears.

Roger Ebert (70), the legendary film critic, brought film criticism into the mainstream. He enlightened the movie lovers. He was the most powerful, thoughtful, extraordinary voice for movies. I’m sure there will never be anyone like him.

I’m lucky, I got to contact him. It was an honour to interact with The Great Roger Ebert.

He will be missed. I’m in tears.

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April 4, 2013

Kannathil Muthamittal

Movie Guide: What movies you should watch, what you shouldn’t!

In the last four months (Jul 2010 – Oct 2010) I’ve seen 52 movies.

Some movies I watched for the second time.

I hope this list will help you to choose the right movie and avoid the wrong ones.

Here is the full list with my star ratings:

Hollywood (31):

  • American Violet:         4/4
  • Battlestar Galactica: The Plan:            1.5/5
  • Coraline:          5/5
  • Did You Hear About The Morgans?: 2.5/5
  • Gamer:            1.5/5
  • Goya’s Ghost: 3.5/5
  • Horsemen:       2/5
  • Igor:    3/5
  • Imagine That: 3/5
  • Inglourious Basterds:  5/5
  • Knowing:        3.5/5
  • New York, I Love You:         3/5
  • Not Forgotten:            2/5
  • Old Dogs:       2/5
  • Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins:    1.5/5
  • Sorority Row: 2/5
  • Suspicion:        4/4
  • The Answer Man:       3/5
  • The Book of Love:      1/5
  • The Final:        2/5
  • The Invention of Lying:          3.5/5
  • The Mark Pease Experience:   2/5
  • The Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor:            3/5
  • The Skeptic:    3/5
  • The Taking of Pelham 123:     4/5
  • The Tournament:         3/5
  • Trick’r Treat:    3.5/5
  • Unthinkable:   4/5
  • Up In the Air: 5/5
  • Up:      5/5
  • Whiteout:        2/5

British & Ireland (1):

  • Five Minutes of Heaven:        4/5

Australia (1):

  • The Boys Are Back:    4/5

Bollywood (17):

  • Acid Factory:  2.5/5
  • Aladin:            2.5/5
  • Baabarr:           3.5/5
  • Bhootnath:      3.5/5
  • Blue:    1.5/5
  • Dulha Mil Gaya:         2.5/5
  • Fox:     2.5/5
  • Fruit & Nut:    2.5/5
  • Jail:      4/5
  • Love Ka Taddka:        2/5
  • Love, Sex Aur Dhoka:            4/5
  • Phir Milenge:   3/5
  • Pyaar Impossible!:       2/5
  • Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi?:           3.5/5
  • Raavan:           3.5/5
  • Tum Mile:                    2/5
  • Y.M.I. – Yeh Mera India:       4/5

Tamil (2):

  • Sivaji: The Boss:         4/5
  • Kannathil Muthamittal (A Peck on the Cheek): 5/5

One of the best Indian movies I have ever seen. Kannathil Muthamittal (A Peck on the Cheek) is directed by Mani Ratnam. The man who revolutionized Tamil-language movie and altered the profile of Indian movie.

Do you agree with my movie ratings? If you don’t, please show me how you would rate them. Feel free to post your comment. In addition, your review comments would be much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time!

Happy Movie Time! :)

How to Watch a Movie

How to Watch a MovieHave you ever wanted to watch a movie and feel like you’re in a professional movie theater? Well, this article proves that you can do it in your own home!

Steps:

  1. Select and obtain a movie. Buy or rent the DVD if you don’t already own it. Think about anyone who will be watching the movie with you, and try to choose something that they will also like.
  2. Prepare some finger food. Popcorn is traditional movie food, but if you’re watching at home, you can choose whatever you’d like. You can have a cup of tea/coffee or a glass of soft drink. You don’t have to eat junk food to watch a movie. If you’d like to munch on baby carrots or shrimp cocktail, go right ahead.
  3. Set aside the time to watch the whole film. Don’t start a three-hour movie one hour before you plan to turn in, and make sure nobody else is going to demand a turn at the TV.
  4. Turn down the lights (if you have dimmer switches) or just turn them off, when the movie starts.
  5. Put on some suitable music – if it’s a romantic night put soothing romantic music on before you start the movie.
  6. Enjoy the movie!

Tips:

  • Don’t fall asleep during the movie!
  • Stop talking during the movie, then you’ll know whats going on!

Things You’ll Need:

  • TV/PC
  • DVD Player or DVD-ROM
  • Good Sound System

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Based on work by Kieran Howe, Dvortygirl, Maluniu, Spyagent and Saif Samir

Hello Movie Lovers!

We have already passed the first half of 2010. And we are getting closer to the end of the year. Now it’s time to take a look back. I would like to share with you my picks for the Top 10 Best Movies released during the first half of 2010.

Here’s my list of the Top 10 Best Movies of the first half of 2010:

Top 10 Best Movies of 2010

Shutter Island

Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Ben Kingsley
Released On: Feb 19, 2010

RT Critics’ Consensus: It may not rank with Scorsese’s best work, but Shutter Island’s gleefully unapologetic genre thrills represent the director at his most unrestrained.

Top 10 Best Movies of 2010

The Ghost Writer

Directed by: Roman Polanski
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan
Released On: Feb 19, 2010

RT Critics’ Consensus: While it may lack the revelatory punch of Polanski’s finest films, Ghost Writer benefits from stylish direction, a tense screenplay, and a strong central performance from Ewan McGregor.

Top 10 Best Movies of 2010

The Crazies

Directed by: Breck Eisner
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell
Released On: Feb 26, 2010

RT Critics’ Consensus: Tense, nicely shot, and uncommonly intelligent, The Crazies is the rare horror remake that works.

Top 10 Best Movies of 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Directed by: Tim Burton
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway
Released On: Mar 5, 2010

RT Critics’ Consensus: Tim Burton’s Alice sacrifices the book’s minimal narrative coherence — and much of its heart — but it’s an undeniable visual treat.

Top 10 Best Movies of 2010

How to Train Your Dragon

Directed by: Peter Hastings, Chris Sanders
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler
Released On: Mar 26, 2010

RT Critics’ Consensus: Boasting dazzling animation, a script with surprising dramatic depth, and thrilling 3-D sequences, How to Train Your Dragon soars.

Top 10 Best Movies of 2010

Hot Tub Time Machine

Directed by: Steve Pink
Starring: John Cusack, Rob Corddry
Released On: Mar 26, 2010

RT Critics’ Consensus: It’s flagrantly silly script — and immensely likable cast — make up for most of its flaws.

Top 10 Best Movies of 2010

Date Night

Directed by: Shawn Levy
Starring: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg
Released On: Apr 9, 2010

RT Critics’ Consensus: An uneasy blend of action and comedy, Date Night doesn’t quite live up to the talents of its two leads, but Steve Carell and Tina Fey still manage to shine through most of the movie’s flaws.

Top 10 Best Movies of 2010

Kick-Ass

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage
Released On: Apr 16, 2010

RT Critics’ Consensus: Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity.

Top 10 Best Movies of 2010

Iron Man 2

Directed by: Jon Favreau
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson
Released On: May 7, 2010

RT Critics’ Consensus: It isn’t quite the breath of fresh air that Iron Man was, but this sequel comes close with solid performances and an action-packed plot.

Top 10 Best Movies of 2010

Toy Story 3

Directed by: Lee Unkrich
Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles
Released On: Jun 18, 2010

RT Critics’ Consensus: Deftly blending comedy, adventure, and honest emotion, Toy Story 3 is a rare second sequel that really works.

Now what do think? Agree with my list? Did you watch all of them? Did I miss anything fantastic? You are also welcome to name your own favorites!

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Did you watch Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch Movie Trailer?  Check it out now!

Sucker Punch is an upcoming American action-fantasy movie Directed by Zack Snyder. Which stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung.

RT Synopsis: Set in the 1950s, Sucker Punch follows Babydoll (Emily Browning) who is confined to a mental institution by her stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. While there, she imagines an alternative reality to hide her from the pain, and in that world, she begins planning her escape, needing to steal five objects to help get her out before she is deflowered by a vile man.

Genre: Action-Adventure, Mystery-Suspense, Science Fiction-Fantasy

Release Date: Mar 25, 2011

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Milla Jovovich as Alice

She’s back… And she’s bringing a few of her friends!

Resident Evil: Afterlife is the first live-action 3-D movie based on a video game.
Written & Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson

Leading Cast: Milla Jovovich as Alice, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 10 September, 2010

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) is the 4th part of the Resident Evil franchise based on the same titled wildly popular video game series.

Previous Movies:
Resident Evil (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

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Baabarr Movie Review Rating

Baabarr is an Indian Gangster Movie

Directed by: Ashu Trikha

Writer: Ikram Akhter

Star Cast: Soham Shah, Mithun Chakraborty, Om Puri, Urvashi Sharma

Music by: Anand Raj Anand

Genre: Action/Crime

Distributor: Ridhi Sidhi Films

Runtime: 134 min

My Rating: 3.5/5

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Inception is a Science fiction action thriller about a thief who has the ability to steal people’s ideas by entering their dreams, but must now plant an idea in someone’s subconscious to redeem himself.

Written, produced and directed by Christopher Nolan.

Leading Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page.

Rated PG-13

Release Date: 16 July, 2010 by Warner Bros

Verdict: Go For It!

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