Ben-Hur (2016)

Charlton Heston, the star of the Oscar Award winning movie Ben Hur, need not worry about being dethroned. He is the original Ben Hur. For that matter, the Ben Hur that won 11 Oscar awards is far more superior than the rebooted version that we accidentally saw tonight. The reviews are in and the critics…

Don’t Breathe

Just like the title of the movie, there were several moments in the movie where I caught myself holding my own breath, literally. These were also the moments when I had completely forgotten I was holding nachos in my hands which I was suppposed to eat. That to me is a sign of success of this…

Mohenjo Daro

Sometimes, there are movies that depict a certain culture and time period that calls for intense and meticulous research. Whether it’s a period movie like Gone With The Wind, Braveheart or Pride and Prejudice, attention is paid to the details, the locations, the costume, the mannerisms and the general feel of the movie. Coming to…

Suicide Squad

For the last so many months, there was a lot of hype for Suicide Squad. I for one, didn’t really get into the whole hype. Having seen the movie, in a cinema that was full of fanboys and fangirls, who would cheer and scream and applaud during the movie, I get why the hype was…

The Forty Rules of Love

It was at a book club that the group decided to read Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love. As a guy, I was somewhat hesitant to read this as a preconceived notion about this books set in; it’s a chick-lit. However, after having read this book, I have to say I am glad I did,…

Lights Out (2016)

In 2013, David Sandberg made a 3-minute short movie called Lights Out. It featured his wife Lotta Losten, who when going to bed sees an eerie figure in the hallways as she turns off the light. Not sure, she flicks the lights back on to see nothing there. After a series of constant on and…