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Lost in Translation

Rating:
GreenGenre:
Romantic DramaCaste:
Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Akiko TakeshitaStory:
Two souls are trying to find a meaning to their lives. One is a big movie-star struggling in his personal life. The other is a Yale educated Housewife, trying to figure out what she wants to do in life. The movie is about how they meet and just get along...My Comments:
I've given this movie a green, not because I believe everyone is going to like it, but because I loved it. It is slow, meaningful(I'm not too sure everyone's going to get the meaning though) and very realistic. There is no special situation, no special people. It is about a few days that two people who are trying to find some meaning to their lives spend together and enjoy! That is probably where the biggest difference lies. I didn't feel like I was watching a movie, I felt I was just looking at two normal human beings living their normal lives for a few days.

What Women Want

Rating:
YellowGenre:
Romantic DramaCaste:
Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa TomeiStory:
Nick Marshall, one of the most successful designers in the advertising industry is expecting to be promoted to the designation of Creative Head. But he finds out that instead Darcy McGuire has been hired to fill the spot. In between there is an accident because of which he gains the ability to hear what women think. His psychologist suggests he could use this ability to his advantage and so he does. He uses this ability to use all of Darcy's ideas against her, so that he can get to the position that he wants. But somewhere along the way he falls in love with her. The rest is for you to watch and enjoy :)My Comments:
Nothing much to say, really. A nice time-pass flick.

The Ant Bully

Rating:
YellowGenre:
Animation, Children's FlickCaste:
Voiceover by Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Campbell, Paul Giamatti, Allison MackStory:
Lucas is a tiny toddler, who is bullied by one of the kids who is bigger in size. In turn, to take out his frustration, Lucas bullies ants. He destroys their nests, floods their nests and kills the ants. He is named Peanut, the Destroyer. Peanut is what his mother calls him. Zak, the ant wizard, prepares a magic potion. The potion reduces Lucas' size to that of a baby ant. The ants kidnap him and take him along. In a congregation the queen ant decides to give Lucas a unique punishment. She orders that he can leave their nest when he becomes an ant himself.The rest of the movie is about how Lucas, helped by Olga (Zak's girlfriend) learns the virtues of teamwork and hard work that ants swear by.My Comments:
Lately I've been watching a lot of animated movies. This is due to 2 reasons:
1. My frie…

Rock On

Rating:
YellowGenre:
Musical DramaCaste:
Farhan Akhtar, Prachi Desai, Arjun RampalStory:
A group of guys get together and form a Rock band. They chase their dream of being eich and famous some day. En route to that success life demands that they compromises. Then, egos sent in and they all fall out. 10 years later they get together, two of them are rich, two others are strugglers; one is about to die, one's marriage is in trouble, one is in love and one is in a financial mess - making compromises. They all get together and try to move beyond the past and chase their dream once again, but this time the dream is slightly different.My Comments:
Same. Nice. Well-Made. Good for timepass. The songs are ridiculous, though the music is good. Though in the movie they seem to fit in fine.

Mumbai Meri Jaan

Caste:
Paresh Rawal, Soha Ali Khan, Irfan Khan, Kay Kay, Madhavan and others...

Story:
The mumbai bomb blasts of 26th July and its effect on the lives of various normal characters...
the policeman(Paresh Rawal), Journalist(Soha Ali Khan), A computer hardware dealer- hates muslims(Kay Kay), Chaiwala - An immigrant from South India(Irfan Khan), A patriot who refuses to go to America, wants to lead a simple life(Madhavan).

Comments:
A nice well made movie. Serious, not one to be watched with friends.

Wanted

Genre:
Action/Suspense

Caste:
James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Kretschmann

Story:
A group of superpower assassins is out there killing people whose name is told to them by fate(decoded from a yarn knitted by the loom.) The best amongst these people is killed by Cross, a defect. The son of this agent is inducted into the fraternity as a replacement. He is the only one who can kill cross before he kills everyone in the fraternity.

Watch the movie to find out whether he is able to succeed...

Comments:

A well made movie with good action scenes and a brilliant storyline and screenplay. Watch It!