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Aussie Rules the World

See the trouble with a story on celluloid about sports is that unless everyone globally loves that sport, the project’s success becomes limited. Ironically, Aussie Rules the World is a movie that is made to change the world’s opinion and awareness about Australian Football League (AFL). As a result, this movie/documentary by writer/director Michael Stringer … Continue reading

Wild Swans – Sydney Opera House

A family musical extravaganza, Wild Swans is a stunning ballet that will be brought to life by Sydney violinist Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich and pianist John Martin on 19th July. It is a re-imagining of the original score by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story. On at the Utzon Room at the … Continue reading

Sylvester Stallone and the American Dream

Hollywood and the World On the brink of his latest movie, the Rocky spinoff Creed, here’s a tribute to one of Hollywood’s greats. Adored and elevated, despised and rejected, Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone of the United States of America, has been, in his chequered career an actor, a writer and a director of no mean … Continue reading

The Secret Life of Pets

Universal Pictures’ upcoming offering is a delightful glee ride for kids and adults alike. For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.   Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet … Continue reading

Escape Plan – DVD Review

Expert at prison break, Ray Breslin [Sylvester Stallone] gets deceived and confined to a maximum security prison situated at a mind-bogglingly unknown location. Trapped and beaten, Ray soon teams up with Emil Rottmayer [Arnold Schwarzenegger] and chalks out a daring escape. Having laughed all through most of the movie, I feel watching Escape Plan is … Continue reading

The Amazing Spider Man 2 – DVD Review

A visual and emotive delight for youths across the gender divides as well as for young children entering schools, Mark Webb’s Super-hero blockbuster The Amazing Spider Man 2 storms the cinematic world with aplomb loaded with 3 D action sequels, wholesome fun and riveting performance by the lead characters. The Amazing Spider Man 2 is the story of Peter Parker, … Continue reading

LUCY – Movie Review

Alternating between a pulsating and curiously eye-popping psycho thriller, ‘Lucy’ imprints on the viewer’s mind as being a fast-paced scientific fantasy. No wonder by the curtain call, the viewer ends up with mixed feelings, not sure to be happy or sad at the man’s capacity to utilize only 10% of the brain! Lucy [Scarlett Johansson] … Continue reading

Quote of the da…

Quote of the day Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party ~ Winston Churchill

Jersey Boys – Preview Stills

Legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood has churned out a new musical, Jersey Boys. Here’s a preview pic, and watch this space for the preview/synopsis.

Edge Of Tomorrow – Preview 1

Here’s our first preview of Tom Cruise’s latest movie, Edge Of Tomorrow, courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures. “Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “Collateral,” “Jerry Maguire”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Adjustment Bureau”) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow,” under the direction of … Continue reading

300: Rise of an Empire – Cool Stills and Cast bios

300: Rise of an Empire. Check out some uber-cool movie stills, and cast bios, courtesy: Copyright: ¬© 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND LEGENDARY PICTURES FUNDING, LLC. “SULLIVAN STAPLETON (Themistokles) most recently starred in Ruben Fleischer’s 1940s-era crime drama “Gangster Squad,” alongside Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. He currently stars on the SKY/Cinemax/HBO … Continue reading

His Master’s Review collaborates with Speaker’s Avenue to teach the art of cinema

11.6 – Review

An absorbing crime story that show cases a well planned and nicely executed heist, not by the usual anti social elements but by the very forces that stand surety and security, 11.6 is worth 102 minutes of captivating reel time. And by Golly if you are too naïve to have ever visited a casino or … Continue reading

Under The Rainbow – Review

Adroitly scripted and brilliantly acted, the erstwhile real life couple Jaoui-Pierre film Under The Rainbow has Gallicism at its comic best. Replete not only with witty humor but also with love, life, romance, digression galore and edgy one-liners, the movie strives to appeal across the many age divides. 110 minutes of reel time notwithstanding, Under The … Continue reading

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2014 – Bright Days Ahead – Movie Review

Okay. So, who here feels that Life can’t begin after 60? Huh?! Well folks, the French through their cinema are adamant on proving that it can! And Bright Days Ahead goes on to prove just that. A touching old-age-sex-overdose drama that captures the vicissitude of the vivacious icon of French cinema Fanny Ardant as she … Continue reading

47 Ronin – Preview Synopsis

First of all, New Year greetings from Down Under. This is our first movie post of the year, and apologies to followers for not posting for a while. Hmmm, so myths, dragons, sorcery, supernatural, Huh?! Keanu Reeves sure seems to be in love with the alternate universe: Constantine, Matrix, The Day The Earth Stood Still, … Continue reading

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

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

Artist Interview – Robyn Stacey

Photographs have the power to create magic. If the inspiration and concept is right, they can charm us and sometimes take us into a world of illusion. But the real mastery comes when this illusion is rooted within reality; when one is so awed by the state of confusion that this ‘real-yet-illusion’ world that is … Continue reading

Lavazza Italian Film Festival – The Human Cargo Review

The Human Cargo: Here’s the next movie in our reviewing journey of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2013. A film that adroitly captures through the lens a leaf out of history concerning part socio-political and part economic upheavals that rocked Albania during 1991, The Human Cargo sophisticatedly enough unveils that period human drama for current generation. … Continue reading

BITCOIN ATM

BITCOIN ATM: bitcoins, the online currency built on cryptography could soon be available for purchase before the year is out. Will it lure the contraband goods dealers? Or being backed by Govt issued ID proof, facial recognition, palm scanner money laundering and other illegal acts will not be there? Bitcoin atm lets user buy bitcoins … Continue reading

David Hallberg

David Hallberg US ballet star not afraid by acid attack on boss and so will not duck Moscow. Related articles Your biggest Bolshoi ballet moments – open thread (guardian.co.uk)

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World’s second most populous megacity: Delhi! Related articles The chaos of megacity supply chains, mapped (smartplanet.com)

UFC [Ultimate Fighting Championship]

Brisbane gears up for UFC [Ultimate Fighting Championship] slated for December.

Japan in news

Good for Japan as it puts Fukushima leaks on the back burner and Tokyo comes to host 2020 Olympic Games.l Related articles Japan deplores French paper’s ‘Fukushima cartoons’ (thehindu.com) After winning 2020 Olympic bid, Japanese hope for better future (globalitesports.wordpress.com)

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