Trailers from all other movies – 2

Posted in the ugly on November 28, 2020 by munna

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Naveen on Tenet

Posted in Notes, the good on November 27, 2020 by munna

Views on Tenet:

I managed to watch another movie within a week. Maybe celebrating my theatre viewing which is now a privilege.

Ans what a movie TENET is !!! The perfect Spy thriller to begin your weekend with.

I was surprised to see Dimple Kapadia in a very relevant role. She is a delight to watch and so is Mumbai, one of the 7-8 cities where this movie is shot.

In a twilight world of international espionage, an unnamed CIA operative, known as The Protagonist, is recruited by a mysterious organization called Tenet to participate in a global assignment that unfolds beyond real time. The mission: prevent Andrei Sator, a renegade Russian oligarch with precognition abilities, from starting World War III. The Protagonist will soon master the art of “time inversion” as a way of countering the threat that is to come.
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Argentina legend Maradona dies at 60

Posted in Obituary on November 25, 2020 by munna

Argentina legend Maradona dies at 60

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, Matias Morla, Maradona’s longtime agent, confirmed to EFE.

The World Cup-winner was recently hospitalised and underwent brain surgery and was released on Nov. 11.

tonymontana’s viewings

Posted in Continuing, the good on November 23, 2020 by munna

C U Soon:

Comparisons with the brilliant Searching are inevitable, although not sure if it can also be compared to the much-less-serious and much-more-fun Modern Family. The novelty had probably worn off by the time C U Soon arrived, but there’s no less challenge when you’re attempting something of this kind, the biggest of it being capturing the interest of your viewers. This film does that rather well, and when you have actors like Farhad Faasil (chameleon-like versatility), the journey is no less than fascinating.
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NYT obituary on Soumitra Chatterjee

Posted in Refugee with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2020 by Qalandar


Excerpt: “…In one memorable scene, while delivering a monologue about the novel he plans to write, Mr. Chatterjee furrows his brow with intellectual severity, strikes the faraway look of an imagination at work, pauses and points for emphasis as he narrates the plot, and finally, with arms raised in triumph, smiles with joy at the act of creation. The sequence appears to have the naturalness of improvisation, but it was actually the product of laborious preparation.

Mr. Ray’s son, Sandip, said he saw the work that Mr. Chatterjee put into his roles when he peeked at one of the actor’s scripts. “It was full of handwritten notes,” he told The Telegraph, Kolkata’s English-language daily, in a recent interview. “Every minute detail of voice modulation, pause, look, movement and whatnot was in there.””

Read the complete piece HERE.

Sir and the rest of the box office

Posted in Continuing, the bad on November 22, 2020 by munna

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An Jo on SRK

Posted in the good on November 22, 2020 by munna

In response to SRK discussion in this thread; An Jo’s comment:

SRK was/is one of those actors who can hardly be called super-talented. But he is that star-actor who can be so impactful in certain roles, that he can make even his most ardent-haters realize that he is irreplaceable in a certain kind of role.
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Naveen’s note on Laxmii

Posted in reviews, the good on November 21, 2020 by munna

In the genre of horror comedy the best i have seen still remains Bhool Bhulaiya and most recently Stree.

I had also liked the tamil movie Kanchana which was a low budget good entertainer (timepass) despite shoddy screenplay.
Thats because Kanchana never had anytjing serious about itself. The characters, issues etc were all cartoonish so overall it worked.
To overcome those gaps in screenplay, significant and serious changes have been made in Laxmii. However the changes needed to be goofy in nature and not serious. This is where the movie goes wrong.
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Trailers of non-Indian languages movies (Updated)

Posted in the ugly on November 20, 2020 by munna

Thanks to An Jo…

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Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, Laxmii, Ludo, Chhalaang and the rest of the box office – Updated

Posted in Continuing, the bad on November 16, 2020 by munna

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Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at 85

Posted in Obituary on November 15, 2020 by munna

Soumitra Chatterjee: Legendary actor passes away at 85

Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on Sunday afternoon after battling for his life for 40 days. He had tested positive for COVID-19 last month. He was 85 and is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

An jo on Ludo

Posted in reviews, the good on November 14, 2020 by munna

LUDO: A film that doesn’t know what it’s talking about...

LUDO is such a deceiving and a bad movie at the same time that it is improbable to believe that it’s an Anurag Basu film: A person/artiste who has gone through the physical and emotional pain of enduring cancer would have greater sensitivity and insights into the human emotional-core. If one is bereft of religion, of philosophies that have been stamped on our brain, what would we be? How would we judge people and their actions? And that’s what I thought would be the premise of the film when it talked of ‘karma’ and ‘Ludo.’ Alas, it turned out to be one of the most pretentious, and pseudo-philosophical film of its times, with political innuendo like salt added to a dish.
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Ram Setu Images

Posted in the bad on November 14, 2020 by munna

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Illustrated Weekly of India Diwali cover (Oct 28. 1962) – Updated

Posted in the bad on November 13, 2020 by Satyam

The Sports Thread (6) – Updated

Posted in Continuing, Sports on November 12, 2020 by munna

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An Jo’s viewings (Updated)

Posted in reviews, the good on November 10, 2020 by munna

The Occupant
This is a remarkable but strange film; odious in its plot and quite strong in its philosophy. What happens to a man when he turns middle-aged, and has, supposedly, not climbed the ladder of success to pigeon-hole himself into a position commensurate with age — as deemed by society & professionals of course — and finds himself cornered? Answerable to his wife, to his kid [who claims that he’s being made fun of in school but doesn’t tell his father why?
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The Worst Movie of All Time, According to Critics

Posted in the bad on November 9, 2020 by munna

The Worst Movie of All Time, According to Critics

Great movies are few and far between. Mediocre movies are a dime a dozen. But truly bad movies—meaning the honestly unwatchable—are special. As bad movie lovers, we turned to the critics for a look at the worst movies of all time. These are the films with reviews so abysmal, it’s hard to believe anyone made it through them at all.
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Taish, Mirzapur 2 and the rest of the box office

Posted in Continuing, the bad on November 7, 2020 by munna

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Sir Sean Connery dies aged 90

Posted in Obituary on October 31, 2020 by munna