Tuesday, June 21, 2005

More of the same old same old...

  • The Big Kahuna - Starring Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito, Peter Facinelli, Directed by John Swanbeck
I quite liked this eclectic hour-and-a-half conversation between three salesmen that covers various topics, from American sub-standard sterile ritualistic sales conventions to life, death and their causes and effects. Good show. I admit, not too much happens, but still, I haven't seen a film this frank and poignant in quite a while.

  • The Shawshank Redemption - Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Directed by Frank Darabont
What a brilliant film. What a magnificent, mindblowing film. This is a great prison story told fantastically well, with some fabulous acting and scintillating dialogue. You've got to see it if you haven't already. And it has been a while since its release.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Movie Mania

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Now Playing: Dead Soul Tribe - In A Garden Made of Stone
Now Hating: Multiplexes
They just suck. They're way too expensive for me. Why should I pay Rs.130 to watch a Hindi movie, or an English movie (they sometimes have the gall to charge more for these)? Rs. 130 could buy me a buffet lunch at a fancy Oriental restaurant in the heart of the city, 2 games of bowling, 8 pirated movies at National Market... Essentially, Rs. 130 is a lot.

Starsky and Hutch / Directed by Todd Philips, Starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Great fun, this flick. Wilson and Stiller have great timing and an unmatched on-screen comic chemistry. Brilliant dialogues, cool action sequences, and marvellous performances from everybody, including Snoop Dogg as Huggy make this a top-notch (or should I say notch one - see movie for details) film.
Rating: 4/5

The Interpreter / Directed by Sydney Pollack, Starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn
Nicole Kidman, a Ku-speaking translator for the UN stumbles upon a clue that leads to a well-thought-out conspiracy to wipe out the universally-opposed President of Matobo. Sean Penn, a US Secret Service agent deployed to protect her, begins to uncover the entire masterminded plot that twists and turns, eventually weaving a tale worth telling. Good stuff!
Rating: 3.75/5