Movie Review- Suicide Squad

Ok Rotten Tomatoes, lets call you Rotten Potatoes from now on.

I am serious here. The movie is not avant garde Golden age of Comics noire. It is okay. But it does a good job of balancing Cara Delivigne’s acting with budgetary constraints in putting Wild Wild West Smith in the movie.  Yes the casting, the plot, the soundtrack and the pop art imagery is okay. Its not worthy of a Weinstein Oscar. But its not worthy of a Razzie.  The soundtrack is from the 80’s when the music was cool and the planet was cool too thanks to lack of climate warming

But enough politics in my review. Why did terrorism crop up in this movie. The best stories are ones that are credible as they borrow from reality. That is something you will see you will see on your own.

Its not a time pass movie as we say in India. Paisa wasool (or you got your money worth back)

Big Will Smith is the divorced man with a paternity case. Harley Quinn is awwwesome with Margot Robbie. I really think the Joker had potential but they must be saving it for Joker vs Batman next movie. Dang- I am addicted to these movies now. These Americans just want us to make money and spend it on popcorn and cola. No wonder China wont allow this movie. The rest of the cast is nice. I like Katana the best.

Nowwww I understand why Microsoft OS has so many sequels



Movie Review X Men Days of Future Past

The great thing about the movie is the story and the cast. The worst thing is you still end up cheering for Peter Dinklage. Wolverine is grayer ( which is surprising since he did not age right) and both Patrick Stewart and Gandalf the Grey look a wee bit subdued. The younger Magneto and Xavier though end up owning the show. The actor playing Nixon looked plastic. How did a guy with a nose like that ever get elected?

Fun time- awesome plot- Bryan Singer returns to prime form. Alas, this may be one over milked franchise if they decide to sequel it. This is the perfect ending!x-men-days-of-future-past22

Movie Review: Lafangey Parinday (Rouge Birds)


Unlike earlier movies/reviews- this one is an out and out Bollywood masala movie- include suspense- drama-action-romance-songs. Neil Nitin Mukesh gives up his clean choco boy look to play a street boxer, who accidentally knocks down his neighbour Pinky Palakar (played by Deepika Padukone)- a feisty Mumbai gal who dreams of leaving her shanty by skate dancing into India Got Talent.- a TV show (where you vote by sms kinds). Girl goes blind- so boxer hero turns partner dancer to help her.  Rest is all song and dance.

Very forgettable time-pass movie- but overall feel good. Not all movies can be cerebal, na? Hero always wins 😉

Movie Review- Inglorious Basterds

When a Knoxville born director creates a movie with Brad Pitt speaking in an East Tennessee accent, Orange country citizens cant help but catch the movie. If you need escapist fare to charge them ole grey cells with good ol fashioned American movie- this is the one.

I could wax eloquent on the direction and deft artistry of Quentin Tarantino, or the acting of Hans Landau- or even the breakthrough perfromance of Brad Pitt who plays the leader of a Nazi hunting commando unit. For the first time- you see Brad’s character overshadowing his adorable mannerisms. Watch how he rolls those Southern R’s.

But there is plenty of that- and you need to watch it yourself.

As the director himself puts it- A Basterd’s work is never done.


This is just a loong weekend post..

If you liked the concept of data mining and entertainment- well I actually got inspired by the entertaining writing of the prominent R blogger J D Long of Cerebral Mastication

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