Wednesday, April 25, 2012

“THE AVENGERS” 3D Movie Review. All HELL breaks loose when MARVEL’s SUPER HEROES illuminate the IMAX SCREEN.


Bate your breath, folks.

Here’s another of those absurd actioners featuring a stirring potpourri of bankable comic talents, six to be exact.

In terms of feasibility, this Super Heroes mega team-up wields a brilliant box office clout.

 ”THE AVENGERS” is perfectly cast.

On the select list are The Iron Man (ROBERT DOWNEY JR), The Incredible Hulk (MARK RUFFALO), Thor (CHRIS HEMSWORTH), Captain America (CHRIS EVANS), Hawkeye (JEREMY RENNER) and Black Widow (SCARLETTE JOHANSSON).

These are the iconic American super heroes dwelling within the fictitious Marvel Super Space.

And they are assembled here, larger than life, unbelievably stereo-typed, overly muscled to fire up the screen with happy hokum and merry mayhem.

When the arrogant cum elusive villian Loki (TOM HIDDLESTON) swears to usurp the Earth by declaring war on humanity and threatening to bring forth an alien invasion, Nick Fury (SAMUEL L.JACKSON), Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., looses no time to seek a killer team in order to restore the world back from the brink of disaster.

Scouring the globe, a daring recruitment drive begins.

Suspend your disbelief when you behold these Super Heroes nursing their super-charged egos as they quibble sarcasm and hurl insults at one another.  All this while, even when they are rallying together to fight a menacing war to save the Earth from annihilation.

It’s obvious that the producers are indulging in an exemplary marriage between art and commerce.

Shot on a whopping budget of USD 220 million, this epic should not fail.

Film Director JOSH WHEDON definitely delivers his goods as with this immensely entertaining movie.

The visual effects and fight stunts in 3D stereoscopy are phenomenally breathtaking.

So far most critics are giving it “two thumbs up” and the worldwide audiences are eagerly awaiting the movie’s release date.

Are you ready?

Now stay braced and get prepared to be blown away by the stupendous visual effects and the non-stop action.

Let your hair down, move with the flow and let the formidable team of the Super Heroes take you through a spectacle of wit, fun and adventure.

Two-and-half hours of escapism to relieve you of your work stress is definitely worth it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sharing HAPPY MOMENTS with TIME. You DON’T own TIME. NEITHER can you keep it.

Do you fritter away your life?

Do you waste it, squander it and not use life to its full potential?

Do you often dash straight for the finishing line without thought of living your life with deliberation?

Time is fleeting, is free,

But it is really priceless.

You can’t own it,

But you can use it.

You can’t keep it,

But you can spend it.

Once you’ve lost it,

You can never get it back.

Nay, TIME does not stay still.


Let’s peruse a paragraph taken from an oldie song that extols, with each passing passage from childhood to adulthood, the remnants of TIME left on our platter will be memories of long gone days:

“The seasons are passing one by one
So gather moments while you may
Collect the dreams you dream today
Remember, will you remember
The times of your life.”



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

“BATTLESHIP” Movie Review. When MEN battle ALIENS again, it has to be one heart-stomping ACTION, all the way.


Yet again, we have another techno-thriller recycling elements from similar genre films

and teasing the very notion of giant robots.

Mind you, this sci-fi film is kick-ass all the way, and it will surprise you with a chock-full of technical pizazz.

It is one mesmerizing experience to boot.

It offers no apologies about “new-ness”, but director PETER BERG provides a refreshing treatment, a plethora of adventure, abundant thrills and explosive challenges that will dangle right before you, fast and furious.

Pull no punches as we have here two of Hollywood’s remarkable action heroes TAYLOR KITSCH and LIAM NEESON and they are summoned here to rip the giant screen asunder in this action spectacular.

Only this time, NEESON does only a cameo leaving the death-defying stunts to his much younger compatriot. It’s truly TAYLOR KITSCH’s vehicle.

The plot centers around an impetuous egg head called Alex Hopper (TAYLOR KITSCH) who intends to woo  and wed the daughter of an US Admiral Shane (LIAM NEESON). His elder brother enlists him in the US Navy to tame his wild ways. During a massive naval exercise in Hawaii, everyone on board detects the presence of Aliens who eventually launch an attack on Earth with far superior weapons.

You will be fed with pulsating action scenes, notwithstanding explosions aplenty and mass invasions.

Kudos to the special effects guys who rendered the visual treatment.

The results are stupendously effective and speak for themselves.

The team dresses the robot motions with a sense of  urgency and style that belies the size and scale of the invasion.

No spoilers here to mar your enjoyment, but BATTLESHIP delivers on its promise of stunning visuals and well-crafted action sequences.

Here’s a high-octane thriller reeking of horror and suspense featuring aliens from out of this world embarking for Earth to take over.

For avid action buffs, this popcorn flick cannot disappoint.

So what are you waiting for?

Monday, April 9, 2012


(Oldies are Goodies, so here’s a three-year-old article revisited).


Love is poetry in motion.

Love is rhythm and blues.

Love is forever a many splendored thing.

Look hard, love is all around.

It’s in the breeze ….

Smell, inhale, catch!

Sheer bliss, chum.

Here’s my take on


If I could catch a rainbow

I would do it just for you.

And share with you its beauty

On days you’re feeling blue.

If I could build a mountain

We could call it our very own.

A place of devine serenity

A place we can be alone.

If I could absorb your troubles

I would toss them into the deep sea.

But all these things I am trying

are unattainable for me.

No, I cannot build a mountain

Or catch a rainbow afar ….

But let me be, what I know best,

a friend who’ll always be there.

And have faith that

our love will transcend the test of time.

Now listen to pop diva SHIRLEY BASSEY as she croons the hit of all time “LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING”.

Love is nature’s way of giving a reason to be living,
the golden crown that makes a man a king.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

“TITANIC in 3D” the MOVIE REVIEW. This HEART will go ON, and ON ….. and ON.


Watching the movie again is like taking a trek down memory lane with an aching tug at your heart.

Sad reminiscences are bound to be stirred at the stark re-living of an old tale, this time around in the splendor of the 3D stereoscopy.

It was in 1997 when I first caught TITANIC at an old style theater in my neighborhood.

That was a time when pirated VCDs were easily available and was a cheaper alternative, and people just didn’t bother to visit the cinema anymore.

Cineplexes were virtually unheard of then.

There was little fanfare, hardly any advertising and at first notion, nobody really understood the significance of the first TITANIC, much less cared what the movie was all about.

It was a week later  that word of mouth traveled far and wide, and suddenly everybody was taking an interest in the film and flocking to the cinemas.

 Many still regard it as the biggest screen romance of all time.

Now TITANIC has been digitally remastered in 3D and it’s back on the big screen a full century after the famous ocean liner went down, and it wears its blockbuster trademark with aplomb.

It ages well, a painstaking recreation of a gigantic ship built around an unforgettable film.

We remain mesmerized by the larger-than-life fictionalized  romance of Jack Dawson (LEONARDO DiCAPRIO) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (KATE WINSLET) aboard the luxury liner that was destined for disaster on it maiden voyage.

The TITANIC hit the iceberg 100 minutes into the film.

And whoever can forget the dying scene at the end?

The ship breaks in half, and the stern side rises 90-degrees into the air.

As it sinks, Jack and Rose ride the stern into the ocean. Jack helps Rose onto a wall panel that is only able to support one person’s weight.

Holding the panel’s edge, he assures her she will die an old woman, warm in her bed.

Rose is saved but not Jack, who dies of hypothermia.

KATE WINSLET was nominated for Best Actress, for her role as a young and restless well-to-do passenger in the 1st class who fell in love with a struggling artist played by LEONARDO DiCAPRIO.

The movie won a total of 11 Oscars and was the smashing hit of all times, until it was overtaken in 2009 by AVATAR, also directed by JAMES CAMERON.

TITANIC 2012 is all set to refresh your memory of all the grandeur in 3D.

The sheer wonder of TITANIC, its size and scope in this absorbing three hour presentation is remarkable.

We are vividly transported again to witness the fury and the tragedy of the 1,514 passengers who had perished in the icy cold depths of the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912.

In closing, let’s pause to observe the significance of lyrics of CELINE DION’s colossal hit from the movie:

“You’re here, there’s nothing I fear,
And I know that my heart will go on
We’ll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on …”

Apt, isn’t it?