Tomorrow, When the War Began – The Movie

I was pleased that the film adaptation of John Marsden’s YA novel Tomorrow, When the War Began was quite faithful to the book. What I liked. The visuals of film actually do more justice to Ellie If-It-Has-Wheels-I-Can-Drive-It Linton than the book. (Vehicles driven: tractor, 4WD, motorbike, garbage truck and fuel tanker.) Likewise, when Ellie and […]

Salt: About that Hand-Wringing (SPOILER WARNING)

Jennifer Kesler has written already about the new Angelina Jolie film, Salt, and the fear expressed by the filmmakers that having a male love interest rescued by a female lead is too castrating to his character. She quotes: In the end, Salt’s husband, played by German actor August Diehl (‘Inglourious Basterds’), was made tough enough […]

Salt- a short movie review

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Salt stars Angelina Jolie. I hardly knew what this film was about until a few days ago! But I am glad I found out about it. Some of you might remember my review of The Long Kiss Goodnight, which starred Geena Davis as a kick-butt assassin who finds her inner maternal side without sacrificing her […]

Why I liked Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

It’s not because I’m in India, and very few English-speaking films of any merit are released here. It’s not because I’ve played the game, ’cause I never have. It’s not because the special effects were very nicely done and not over-wrought. It’s not because of Jake Gyllenhaal (although, he in no way, shape, or form […]

Clash of the Titans: Epic Fail

I recently went to watch Clash of the Titans in 3D. In addition to the epic fail of the 3D format (it barely looked 3D, and the moments that could have been amazing in 3D–such as Pegasus flying towards the screen, or the Kraken thrashing about–were flat and uninspiring), the movie itself was an abysmal […]

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

This was a trainwreck of a  movie. Basically, it’s a bit after the end of the first Transformers. Sam is now getting ready for college. His girlfriend Mikaela is staying home, and they’re going to be long distance. Sam finds a chunk of the All Spark in his stuff and starts having visions. He’s also […]

Film Review – Watchmen

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen is widely regarded as one of the greatest graphic novels ever written. Along with several other seminal works of the 1980s, it helped to change the way comic books were made and read. (Whether that is a good thing or not has been the subject of much debate.) Now, […]