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Movie Review: Hugo (2011)

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   Hugo is an enigmatic adventure of an orphan boy from Paris who lives in the station among the clock machines. His purpose is to fix the automaton that him and his father were trying to fix before he died. Hugo thinks there is a message his father has hidden in the automaton. But to his disappointment there was something more to it.

I will say its not a movie its a film. This gives a very cinematic experience. After Shutter Island failed to hold strong at the box-office, Martin Scorsese just went ahead embracing the 3D technology creating a movie very tastefully. The movie really looks amazing in 3D and technical department really deserved the Oscars that they won.

This movie is like a dream. Very deep means are attached to it. The scenes are very magical. It gives the feeling of something that exists somewhere in the world but its just not visible. Life is simple. People are driven by passion and by wealth. Where beautiful things are appreciated.

Scorsese transforms this innocent tale into an ardent love letter to the cinema and a moving plea for film preservation” –J. R. Jones Chicago Reader

Well for more great movie experience check it out soon. Watching in 3D is must. A must for a cinephile.

YouGo:

  • Amazing visuals
  • Soothing background score
  • Good performances
  • Screenplay / Cinematography

YouNoGo:

  • Its more Drama than Adventure
  • So it will be slow

Well its a movie to watch when you crave for some fantasy and adventure !!!

My: 8.0/10

IMDB: 8.0 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes : 93%

The Motorcycle Show – Montreal

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So recently I went to a motorcycle show called “The Motorcycle Show” in Montreal. I went to few car shows before in Montreal called “The Auto Show”   but this was my first time to motorcycle show. I will not say it was an amazing or very impressive exhibition of engineering excellence but it was not bad either.

What I noticed was there were very few Promotional Models (or most commonly knows as car/bike babes) and there were lot of old folks. The ones that you see in gang. Still there were quite a few young enthusiastics  like me. Other than that there were lot of exotic bikes but mostly older models. I think none of the companies displayed the new ones. I might be wrong but thats what I noticed.

The one good thing about this exhibition is that a person can buy bikes and bike accessories for very discounted price. A bike that usually costs $5-6k in the market can be bought at the show in just $3-4k, for example. Also you can get twice the period of warranty and other services. You can also purchase used jackets, helmets and other accessories for the bikes over here. So its a great show to visit if you are going to buy a new bike or just passionate about it.

Because of the lack of attractive promotional models I spent all my taking pictures of motorbikes. Enjoy them below.

Movie Review – The Woman in Black (3/5)

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So when did the Harry Potter, the boy wizard, grew and started the family ? Daniel Radcliffe (Arthur Kipps) is married and has a kid in this movie. He sure has beard and mustache which should make him look older but still you will see the golden potter boy hidden within him in certain scenes.

Well other than that the movie is quite good. It delivers those heart skipping scary moments and some very good visuals. The story is bit fresh but again revolve around dead/possessed kids who always scares the shit out of you.

 

 

 

 

 

Good:

  • Story pretty fresh
  • Visuals
  • Thrill factor high
  • Decent performances

Evil:

  • Screenplay drags a bit in between
  • Not very gripping story
  • Climax not very convincing.

Well its a movie to watch when you crave for some thrill or want to have a horror fiesta !!!

My: 7/10

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes : 64%

Written by tarangp

February 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu – Movie Review

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I know lot of hardcore movie goers and film critics (who don’t get bribed) will either thrash this movie or will just give average rating. They will also label it as same-old-rom-com-hollywood-copied flick. Well I am not exactly on opposite side of their view but come on sometimes we need average movies like Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu whose sole purpose is just to entertainment people with good laugh, feel good and lightly brewed storyline.

Ek Main Ekk Tu if seen from top is just like some other romantic-comedy movie. But inside it has it twists and turns.  Not every movie shows the hero and heroine remaining best friends till the end of the movie.

Shakun Batra is another feather in the Dharma Production’s cap of directors. Like every new directors in Chopras and Johars teams Mr. Batra went with the simple formula that will give him entry into the bollywood and a little bit of fame and money.

His this movie I will say was just “average” just like Rahul Kapoor (Imran Khan).

Wins: Light Humour with few comic scenes, location and settings were eye pleasing, good performance by lead and side actors, soft and light-hearted story line.

Fails:  Humor goes a bit weird few times, poor dialogues and their deliveries, the movie will not have any kind of effect on your brain, bank balance, health or wardrobe.  What a bummer !!!

It seems Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan did this movie like we all do our 9-5 job. Need money to survive. The only difference is traveling, designer clothes/accessories  and parties.

Now since Valentines Day is near watch it with your girlfriend / wife or woh 😉 Have some popcorns, relax, make comments and giggle.

Now I am wondering why did I write such a long article for a movie that is worth 2.5/5 !! phrrrrr…..

Simple Pleasures !!

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Written by tarangp

February 9, 2012 at 3:44 am

Acoustic Covers That’ll Give You Chills

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I found these two playlist of acoustic covers on 8tracks. These are some of the best covers I have heard and want to share with you. 8tracks is amazing place to find playlists of music from various genres, your mood, your activity or just random mashups.

Female List Male List

 

 

Resource: www.8tracks.com
By: lauraingalli

Written by tarangp

February 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Cool Musical InfoGraphics

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Written by tarangp

February 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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