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Inarritu does it again
By now, you've probably already heard how depressing Biutiful really is. Don't go by that one-word conclusion. For a film about a downward spiral and bleak misfortune and tragedy, Inarritu's latest film, nominated for Actor in a Leading Role ...
Bloodbath and body counts
As far as action-porn goes, The Mechanic, directed by Simon West, delivers the required bloodbath and body-count. In a remake of the 1972-Charles Bronson hit, Jason Statham takes over the mantle of the efficient hit-man Arthur Bishop. As his ...
Cop and canine
Confession is a virtue, undoubtedly. Gautham Vasudev Menon recently stated that his film could remind viewers of the Kamal-Sridevi film, Sigappu Rojakkal. But how can slipshod characterisation and passable performances be compared to the ...
So, what's different?
A sickle adorned with vermillion and sacred ash springs up in the title card to warn you what's in store — it is action all the way in Thambikottai (U), directed by Ammu Ramesh. Narain returns after a period in hibernation to try his ...
Love and action
Undertaking to make films based on real-life incidents is like walking a tightrope. The filmmaker should not only digress from truth, but also see that the project succeeds at the box office.Vasista Pictures Kadhalar Kudiyiruppu, ...
Forgive and forget
In direct contrast to his last film Kaminey, when Vishal Bhardwaj was in no hurry to explain what was going on, fully confident that his audience was smart enough to figure it all out in due course , 7 Khoon Maaf, right from its title, is all ...
Though this film deals with the heart-breaking theme of parents coping with the death of their child, Rabbit Hole thanks to the superb script is touching and humorous in equal measure.The Corbetts' life is turned upside down when their ...
Weak plot, powerful cast
This movie comes with some heavy duty star power. There is Jack Nicholson, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd. Writer-director James L. Brooks has directed that multiple Oscar winner, As Good as it Gets. However, if you go into the ...
Recipes for healthy living form the crux of the weekly show, which includes a demonstration of how to prepare a food item.Maithreem Bhajatha(Sankara TV, Saturdays, 9 p.m.)The differently conceived music show is marching ...
The greatest cake artists in the world go head to head in competition to create the ultimate cake. In this episode, master cake decorators Tariq Hanna, Richard Medina and Ashley Vicos lead their teams to create the ultimate cake for the ...
An American returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbour and discovers his friend has been killed.While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and comes upon a much larger secret ...
HOT FROM HOLLYWOOD
Johnny Depp could still make a trip down memory lane via 21 Jump Street. The Pirates of the Caribbean star, who made his acting debut in the popular crime teen drama, is wanted for a new movie version of the series. “I'm praying we get ...
Colin is Guy's guy
Aussie actor Guy Pearce has snubbed one co-star to back another for Oscar glory later this month. The Memento star Guy appears in both Academy Awards favourites The Social Network and The King's Speech but says only one of his leading men ...
Dancer Jamie put to the sword
The Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell has two left feet when it comes to fighting. The 24-year-old King Kong star admits he struggled to come to grips with his all-action role in The Eagle because of his dancer background. “You would think ...
Lara Croft to go Wilde?
Tron beauty Olivia Wilde could be set for some tomb raiding. The sexy star is being tipped to follow Angelina Jolie in a reboot of the Lara Croft movie franchise. "This would be a far darker and more serious Tomb Raider movie," says a movie ...
James Franco has come up with a rather gruesome use for an Oscar statuette — murder weapon. The handsome star who is co-host and Best Actor nominee at this month's ceremony, says he is shocked at just how lethally heavy one of those ...
Who will be the toast of tinselville?
Sudhish kamath takes a look at the nominees for Best Actor in a Leading and Supporting Role
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Dasi Penn (Jyothimalar) 1943
T. R. Mahalingam, R. Balasaraswathi, M.G. Ramachandran, M.R. Santhanalakshmi, N. S. Krishnan, T.A. Mathuram, ‘Pulimoottai' Ramaswami and V. K. Das
You did some good roles in Tamil, but why are you not seen on the big screen these days?I've acted in some of the best films under the direction of Sridhar, Ameerjan, Guhanathan and Ramanarayanan. I've done 70 films in Tamil, Telugu, ...
Watch Russian films at a festival opening tomorrow
2. Where is the recent animated hit Gnomeo & Juliet set and which legend is behind the music?3. The Hindi film industry has come to the rescue of the ailing nonagenarian veteran actor who played Rahim chacha in Sholay. Name ...
After Valmiki and Ayyanar, Meera Nandan has director Chellamuthu's Suryanagaram due for release and Kaadhalukku Maranamillai, under production. In Malayalam, she's busy with Yathra Thudarunnu, a heroine-centric art film where she supports ...
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