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Grudge Match – Preview

Sports make good cinema. Boxing makes epic cinema. And what better visual treat but to square off two legendary actors in an epic battle: Rocky vs Raging Bull! Warner Bros. upcoming movie Grudge Match seems to have all the ingredients for box-office success: stellar cast, action, and a sports story. Here’s further information about the … Continue reading

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM – Review & Preview

In its quintessence, 20 Feet From Stardom being the expose of the glamour world’s deceptions, twists and exploitations, it nevertheless is nothing short of being a joyous depiction—by way of interesting stories, anecdotes, archival footage and live interviews of celebrities and back-up singers—of triumph, of heartache, and of ambition gone awry. The official synopsis by … Continue reading

The Heat – Review

When two differently skilled cops – with attitude problems peculiar to each – are forced by circumstances to work together, the outcome expected could be anything but hilarious. Yet ‘The Heat‘, a riotously funny, buddy cop action comedy belies this assumption -TOTALLY. Sara Ashburn [Sandra bullock], an upright but highly ambitious FBI Agent, with known … Continue reading

GI Joe: Retaliation – Movie Review

If as a child of four or thereabouts you loved playing with GIJoe toys, emitting crazy sounds of glee while mentally enacting scenes of defeat of Cobra after the yells, the “dishm-dishm”, the “whoom-whoom”, the smash-squash, then this movie is for you. As a kid I did enact such sounds playing with my set of … Continue reading

Alice Munro

Internationally acclaimed as the master of the modern short story, patronizing  the Southern Ontario Gothic Literary genre and with no less than 14 story collections in her kitty, Alice Munro has done her native Canada proud by bagging the country’s first Nobel Prize for Literature. Born to a poultry farmer and a school teacher in … Continue reading

China – News

Hmm, this is intersting: China is alledgely set to re-evaluate their one child policy. So, let us get this straight: for so many years couples alledgely couldn’t get a second kid, and now when the entire world’s population is seemingly at bursting point, China thinks of relaxing its policy. Oh well, let’s see how this turns out… Related … Continue reading

Sports news

As Sachin emotionally put its,  it truly is hard to imagine life without cricket for this master blaster who has played the game since age 11. Announcing through BOCCI, the long speculated decision, the cricket legend thanked everyone including family as he will not be seen in India colours after the West Indies series, currently … Continue reading

Movie 43 – Review

As one settles to watch Movie43, one has to pinch oneself to ask: are they watching a real movie or is the apparition of a Hollywood film making on screen debut? Seeming to be the laboured effort of an inspiration gone horribly wrong , the sketch comedy anthology Movie43 may succeed in wringing laughs out of precocious ten year olds but … Continue reading

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