Sunday, August 17, 2014

Witching and Bitching (Spanish Horry Comedy)

This movie looks like one crazy ride. A gang of escaping jewellery thief’s get trapped by a coven of witches. I'll check this out. Let me know if anyone has seen this yet.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Godzilla (2014) Movie Review

Godzilla (2014) Review
Godzilla (2014)

We all know this creature. Its beyond our comprehension and we can only relate its existance to that of a God. This is Godzilla and his stories have been told for decades though cinema.

So, Hollywood wanted to reboot the story and make it more realistic and larger than life. I frankly fell for the trailer since the day I watched the first trailer online. I wanted to watch this movie. Period!

When I walked out of the hall, all I can say is that the 3D sucked, considering it was iMax. The story fell short of excitement and Godzilla was no where to be seen for the most part of the movie. Disappointment dawned on me. I needed a drink.

The best part of the movie was the performances of Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche and Ken Watanabe. They and the God himself were the saving grace of the movie. Rest simple placed several questions on my mind. Why do we need to place human stories in the foreground and have the main action be part of the background? Imagine Transformers battling out in the background and the human subjects driving the plot all through. Will you like that? No!

Godzilla's enemy, the MUTO was better understood as a creature than Godzilla himself. The character who held the movie's story telling thread and who we were suppose to get attached to, simply was eliminated half way through the plot. That, for me as an audience, left me somewhat lost. Catching up with another character and his drive to do what he did, just didn't have the screen time to establish.

Military was a waste and so were the scientists. If in an age of guided inter-ballistic missiles, you need to carry payloads in a train, that's lame (I am aware of MUTO's capability). And if you are trying to kill a creature with what's his primary food source, it falls way short of being clever or well researched.

I just hope they get better script writers. Perhaps the Japanese can help with this. They know their God better.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Eargasmic Smooth & Classic Jazz

Check it out!
Smooth Jazz Classics
Nice & Easy (Smooth Jazz) on 8Tracks

Author: Kaylabuena

PS: For some reason, I am not able to embed the 8Tracks compilation on the blog. So, just tap the image above to open the playlist in a new window and enjoy.

Do You Know How Many People Walked The Moon?

Men who landed on the moon
Men Who Landed On The Moon

I am quite surprise at my limited knowledge on such an important feat. On a discussion with a friend, I got a bit curious as to who was the third person to land on the moon. Niel Armstrong and Buzz Alderin are known world over and mentioned in academics globally. But, my curiosity was to find the next one to have landed there, if there was a third person to land on the moon.

Guess what, twelve people had landed on the moon. Twelve!

Here are the 12 names for those who are as surprised as I am.  The list is in chronological order.

  1. Neil Alden Armstrong
  2. Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin
  3. Charles 'Pete' Conrad
  4. Alan Bean
  5. Alan Shepard
  6. Edgar D. Mitchell
  7. David Randolph Scott
  8. James B. Irwin
  9. John Watts Young
  10. Charles M. Duke Jr.
  11. Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt
  12. Eugene A. Cernan
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

The New Beast In Town - Enfield GT Continental

I saw the new Enfield GT Continental a few days back. What a stunner!
Enfield GT Continental
The Red Beast, gives you more than a ride.

Its Ex-Showroom price starts at INR 180K, and it ain't cheap. The traditional thump of the Royal Enfield 350/500cc also seems to be missing. But its an eyeball grabber for sure. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Bounty Hunter Lockdown, Transformers - Age Of Extinction

Awesome poster of Bounty Hunter, Lockdown from Transformers - Age Of Extinction

Transformers - Age Of Extinction

Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of ...

Sultans Of Swing - The Very Best Of Dire Straits

I love this band so much. Every now and then, I put on this album after a long break from listening to them. I realize that its not they who I miss, its my own solitude and peace. They somehow magically capture that in their music and it means a lot to me, to listen to a Dire Straits song/album.

Enjoy their best of ...

1. Sultans Of Swing [From album Dire Straits, 1978] 
2. Lady Writer [From album Communiqué, 1979]
3. Romeo And Juliet [From album Making Movies, 1980]
4. Tunnel Of Love [From album Making Movies, 1980]
5. Private Investigations [From album Love Over Gold, 1982]
6. Twisting By The Pool [From album ExtendedancEPlay, 1983]
7. Love Over Gold [Live, from album Alchemy: Dire Straits, 1984]
8. So Far Away (From album Brothers In Arms, 1985] (edit)
9. Money For Nothing [From album Brothers In Arms, 1985]
10. Brothers In Arms [From album Brothers In Arms, 1985]
11. Walk Of Life [From album Brothers In Arms, 1985]
12. Calling Elvis [From album On Every Street, 1991]
13. Heavy Fuel [From album On Every Street, 1991]
14. On Every Street [From album On Every Street, 1991]
15. Your Latest Trick [Live, from album On The Night]
16. Local Hero/Wild Theme [Live, from album On The Night, DVD version]

[Sufiyana Soul] A Sparkling Solitaire : My Review Of Ankhon Dekhi

Here is the latest review by SufiyanaSoul of 'Ankhon Dekhi' by Director Rajat Kapoor.

Sufiyana Soul: A Sparkling Solitaire My Review Ankhon Dekhi:

Ankhon Dekhi
Ankhon Dekhi - Bollywood Film Review (2014)

Director : Rajat Kapoor

Starring :  Sanjay Mishra, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Pahwa, Namit Das, Maya Sarao, Manu Rishi, Brijender

Rated: 4 Stars          

Verdict: Do Watch  ...

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Red Devil - Royal Enfield Bullet

Saw this cool looking Royal Enfield Bullet parked near a garage a few days back. It was all Red and Black. The finish was brush metal.

Royal Enfield Bullet
Royal Enfield Bullet

[Sufiyana Soul] Hip Hip HappyRani : My Review Queen

Enjoy this heartfelt review of the Bollywood Movie 'Queen' written by SufiyanaSoul.
Sufiyana Soul: Hip Hip HappyRani My Review Queen:

Queen Movie Poster
Queen : Bollywood Movie Poster

Director Vikas Bahl
Starring  Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Bokyo Mish, Jeffrey Ho, Canadea Lopez Marco, Joseph Guitobh, ...

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Happy Accident - The Great Gig In The Sky

Clare Torry the vocalist for 'The Great Gig In The Sky' talks about how the song got made in the studio and what was her contribution to it. Experimental is what Pink Floyd has always been and this story by Clare solidifies the fact that Pink Floyd was an exceptional band who were always exploring new sounds for musical expression. Musical alchemists, they truly were.

Pink Floyd "The Great Gig In The Sky"