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What excites Riteish? ‘Filmy-Picture’


September 14th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Actor Riteish Deshmukh has been finalised for "Filmy Picture" and says he is excited to be a part of the project, a spoof on various Bollywood ... Read more...

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Malayalam actor Prithviraj gets 6-pack abs for ‘Aiyya’


September 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) South Indian actor Prithviraj Sukumaran is all set to mark his debut in Bollywood. But that will not be the only fresh experience for this actor, ... Read more...

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‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ - drifting into mediocrity (IANS Movie Review)


July 28th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier; Voiceovers: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo; Rating: **What do you do when a film franchise has run its course to such an extent that there's ... Read more...

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Sex comedy in B-town: Audiences ready, censors alert


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Sex and comedy sells well in Bollywood. And together, they can make for a hit recipe. But while audiences are ready to sample and ... Read more...

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‘Piranha 3DD’ - overdose of the terrible (IANS Movie Review)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Piranha 3DD"; Cast: Danielle Panabaker, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush; Director: John Gulager; Rating: 1/2*There are good films and there are bad films. There are bad films and then there are ... Read more...

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‘The Forest’ terrorises despite the cliche (IANS MOvie Review)


May 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Forest"; Cast: Nandana Sen, Jaaved Jaaferi and Ankur Vikal; Director: Ashvin Kumar; Rating: ***Charlie Chaplin once said, "All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman ... Read more...

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‘Blood Money’: Bhatts’ recycled morality tale disappoints (IANS Hindi Film Review)


March 31st, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Blood Money"; Starring: Kunal Kemmu, Amrita Puri, Manish Chaoudhary, Sunil SickandDirected: by Vishal Mahadkar; Rating: * 1/2It would take the Bhatts, those grand-masters of morality tales, a very long time ... Read more...

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‘This Means War’-expect less, get more (IANS Movie Review)


March 17th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "This Means War"; Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy; Director: McG; Rating: ***Ever since the popular cartoon "Spy Vs.Spy" appeared in Mad magazine, where two spies try to outsmart ... Read more...

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‘The Woman In Black’-Cliched, obvious and loud (IANS Movie)


February 17th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Woman In Black"; Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer and CiarĂ¡n Hinds; Director: James Watkins; Rating: ** 1/2Horror films, unlike science fiction are not supposed to be confined by logic ... Read more...

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‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ a masterful spy tale (IANS Movie Review)


December 30th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"; Cast: Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Tom Hardy and Colin Firth; Director: Tomas Alfredson; Rating: **** 1/2A really good spy film, unlike the stupid cliches of ... Read more...

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‘Mambattiyan’ outdated, slow-paced (Tamil Movie Review)


December 18th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mambattiyan"; Cast: Prashanth, Meera Jasmine, Prakashraj and Vadivelu; Director: Thyagarajan; Music Director: Thaman; Rating: **"Malayur Mambattiyan", which came in the 1980s, was based on a desi Robin Hood who lived ... Read more...

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‘With Love, Delhi’: Juvenilia at its best (IANS Movie Review)


December 17th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "With Love, Delhi"; Actors: Ashish Lal, Pariva Pranati, Tom Alter, Kiran Kumar;Director: Nikhil Singh; Rating: *Mithun Chakravarty's film "Gunda" is a cult classic among IITians because it is so full ... Read more...

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‘Mission Impossible 4′ - thrilling action, disappointing cinema (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ** 1/2)


December 16th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol": Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton; Director: Brad Bird; Rating: ** 1/2Visually, two things that instantly transcend the immediate boundaries of a viewer's ... Read more...

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Lifetime award in India a paradox: Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier


November 24th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panjim, Nov 24 (IANS) French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, who was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the opening ceremony of the 42nd International Film Festival, terms it an "irony ... Read more...

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‘Immortals’ is mortal, often cliched (IANS Movie Review)


November 13th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Immortals"; Cast: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Frieda Pinto, John Hurt; Director: Tarsem Singh Dhandwar; Rating: ***A man of Indian origin, Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, is one of the greatest visual artists ... Read more...

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Focus on microblogging: Chinese daily to communist cadres


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) Communist Party cadres should focus on skillfully communicating in cyberspace, said a Chinese daily."Cyberspace performance reflects a cadre's all-around capability," the state-run People's Daily said in ... Read more...

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Byrne was heartbroken after losing ‘Manderlay’


June 27th, 2011 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) "Bridesmaids" actress Rose Byrne says that she didn't get out of bed for three days when she missed a movie role in 2005 drama "Manderlay".Byran, ... Read more...

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‘404′ breaks cliches of horror genre, a must watch! (IANS Movie Review - Ratings: ****)


May 19th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "404"; Cast: Nishikant Kamat, Rajvvir Aroraa, Tisca Arora and Imad; Writer-Director: Prawaal Raman; Rating: ****In one word, stunning! That's the impact of Prawaal Raman's supernatural thriller. No creaking doors, ... Read more...

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‘Ragini MMS’ - literal, cliched and boring (IANS Movie Review)


May 13th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Ragini MMS"; Cast: Raj Kumar, Kainaz Motivala; Director: Pawan Kripalani; Rating: * 1/2When Dibakar Banerjee took a previously done concept to make "Love Sex Aur Dhokha" (LSD), he not ... Read more...

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Cruz’s life changed after becoming a mom


May 5th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz says her son Leo has given her some of the incredible moments which have changed her life forever.Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem ... Read more...

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‘The Roommate’ a total dud (IANS Movie Review)


April 24th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Roommate"; Cast: Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Cam Gigandet; Director: Christian E. Christiansen; Rating: *There are some movies so filled with every known cliche and camera angle in its genre ... Read more...

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‘Rango’: A rare, original animation film (IANS Film Review)


April 16th, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Film: 'Rango'; Director: Gore Verbinski; Voiceovers: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant, Ned Beatty; Rating: ****In 1995, William Blake, an Easterner, went looking for a job in the Wild Wild ... Read more...

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‘The Hole’ - A horror film without any gore (IANS Movie Review)


March 19th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Hole"; Cast: Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble; Director: Joe Dante; Rating: ***There's something admirable in a horror film that does not use blood or gore to titillate but ... Read more...

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‘Aadu Puli’ - run-of-the-mill masala movie (Tamil Movie Review)


February 20th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Aravindan DI Film: "Aadu Puli"; Cast: Aadhi, Prabhu, Poorna, KR Vijaya, Suresh, Anupama, Srinath and others; Director: Vijai Prakash; Producer: Global Infotainment; Music Director: Sundar C Babu; Rating: **This latest offering from ... Read more...

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‘Gnomeo And Juliet’ will delight both kids, adults (IANS Movie Review)


February 18th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Gnomeo And Julie"; Director: Kelly Asbury; Voiceover: James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Ashley Jensen, Michael Caine and others; Rating: ***It is one of the most famous stories of all ... Read more...

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‘I Am Number Four’ - the comfort of cliches (IANS Movie Review)


February 18th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "I Am Number Four"; Director: D.J. Caruso; Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer and Dianna Agron; Rating: ***After the tremendous cinematic success of "Twilight", there was an ... Read more...

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“Patiala House” — A father-son story at heart (IANS Film Review; Rating:****)


February 12th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash Jha Film: "Patiala House"; Director: Nikhil Advani; Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Dimple Kapadia, Anushka Sharma; Rating: ****It takes us just five minutes to get the hang of this ... Read more...

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I thought Bollywood was saturated: Singer Monica Dogra


January 19th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) It takes a lot to say no to a Bollywood offer, especially when it comes from Aamir Khan Productions, but not for singer Monica Dogra. The ... Read more...

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Why you shouldn’t write ‘dynamic’ or ‘proactive’ in your CV


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Do you consider yourself a 'team player', 'proactive' or 'dynamic' when it comes to work? Even if you do, refrain from mentioning it in your CV, says a ... Read more...

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‘Ramayana’ affirms stereotypes (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ** 1/2)


October 15th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Director: Chetan Desai, Voiceovers (Hindi Version): Manoj Bajpayee, Juhi Chawla, Ashutosh Rana, Rating: **1/2It is a story passed on for millennia. And through the ages, it has either shown ... Read more...

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‘The Bridge’ Premieres On CBS


July 11th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The CBS audience have more cop drama to look forward to as the latest offering promises to be a tad different from the rest. 'The Bridge' ... Read more...

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24 Finale Aired: The Chase Continues


May 25th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar May 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The finale of '24' boiled down to the complex romance of Chloe O'Brian and Jack Bauer, with Jack saying his farewell to her via drone satellite. ... Read more...

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PM’s reply to president’s address disappointing: BJP


March 5th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Terming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's reply to the motion of thanks on the president's address as disappointing, main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said he ... Read more...

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Aussies are world’s most prolific Twitter, Facebook users


February 26th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, February 26 (ANI): When it comes to social networking, Australians take the cake in leading the virtual world, a study has found.Research by Nielsen showed Australians were the "world's most ... Read more...

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Katie Green’s sexy Valentine surprise for new man


February 14th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): Model Katie Green has admitted that she's dating again.The former Wonderbra model, who parted ways with lothario MP Lembit Opik last month, also has treat in store for ... Read more...

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