World Cup 2018 (2)

Posted in Refugee on July 14, 2018 by Satyam

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Soorma, Sanju (ongoing), the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on July 12, 2018 by Satyam

last week’s thread

How Superheroes Made Movie Stars Expendable (New Yorker, May 28, 2018)

Posted in Refugee, the good with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2018 by Qalandar


[A thought-provoking and informative piece (with far broader implications than its title might suggest), that ties into several themes that have been the subject of discussion on this site over the years — Qalandar]


Excerpts: “…When movies were mostly one-offs—and not spinoffs, sequels, reboots, or remakes—they had to be good. A little blunt, too, maybe. Conjuring a universe out of nothing, bringing it to crisis and back again, all in under two hours, required, if nothing else, craftsmanship on a level admired even by European snobs. Continue reading

Mammootty to Star in Bio-Pic on YSR

Posted in Refugee with tags , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2018 by Qalandar


“In the upcoming biopic Yatra, Mollywood superstar Mammootty will be playing the role of the politician YS Rajasekara Reddy. A teaser from the film was released to celebrate the birth anniversary of YSR which falls on Sunday. Dressed in trademark politician white clothes, Mammootty makes a striking entry as the late Chief Minister.”


Why Indian films’ box-office figures do not add up (Caravan)

Posted in the good on July 7, 2018 by Satyam

thanks to Jeeves…

” “Fudging” of box-office collections is an age-old practice in India. The reported box-office figures of Bollywood have long been dispiritingly unreliable. Inflation of figures is rampant, as creating an impression that a film has been successful not only helps everyone involved with it, but it can also facilitate money laundering. At other times, figures are deflated in order to evade taxes. As a result, a true picture of the business side of the Indian film industry never quite emerges.”

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Spider-Man Co-Creator Passes Away

Posted in Refugee on July 7, 2018 by Qalandar

Steve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died, authorities said. He was 90.


Gold trailers (updated)

Posted in the ugly on July 6, 2018 by Satyam

thanks to Sanjana..

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