Bollywood For Westerners – What Is Bollywood?

If you have any interest in family, fantasy, music, glitz, glamor, drama and romance, the one place you can find all these in abundance is in the magical world of Indian films. Brimming with colorful costumes, music and dance, magnificent sets ranging from Mughal palaces to chaotic Indian bazaars, epic love stories, religious and societal sentiments, and emotions galore — the Bollywood movie is a true representation of the complex, unique and marvelous Indian psyche.

Satellite TV Offers: Making The Wisest Choice

There are many satellite TV offers in the market. Some would offer wireless cable TV transmitter. Each has their own specifications and features to be backed up by the company that offers them.

How A-List Celebrities Got Mixed Up and Became Syfy Stars

There are great movies, okay movies, hack movies, and then there are “Syfy” movies. What attracts some performers into doing Grade A cheese? Who are these incredibly strange creatures who decided to stop being A-list and became mixed up Syfy stars?

Which Comic Book Movie Will Be The Best In 2012?

2011 was a huge year for comic book movies. X-Men: First Class was the best-reviewed superhero movie of the year, but Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger weren’t that far behind. The only disappointment was Green Lantern. Now with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man coming up this year, I’m going to look at what movie I think will triumph best over fans and critics.

Daniel Craig’s Debut As 007

The announcement that Daniel Craig was to be the new face of 007 in November 2005 came with quite a lot of controversy, with many hard core fans who had been brought up on the Pierce Brosnan films hostile to the new actor and angry that “their” James Bond had been given the boot by producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson. One group of fans was quick to air their displeasure by setting up a protest website, declaring that “Craig was not Bond”. The media caught onto this and reported that Bond fans were unhappy; they also attacked…

Let’s Put the Exploration of the Earth’s Sea Floor On TV

If you are like me, one thing you like about cable television is probably not the service or the price, but rather some of the excellent programming and the Discovery Channels. I’ve been known to watch the NASA channel, the science channel, and even the nature channel. What I’d like to see is for us to send small probes to the bottom of the ocean, and send back video feeds live.

Romantic Movies for a Modern Age

Ah, the romantic comedy, it’s an enduring genre that truly has stood the test of time. Many of us have grown up with classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s or colourful musicals such as Easter Parade or My Fair Lady.

Can’t the Movie End the Way I Want It To Without Me Asking for It? Yes, We Can Do That!

Indeed, I think we’ve all seen a movie or two where we loved the movie, but didn’t much like the ending. Okay so, sure it happens and realize that those in Hollywood make a living at adjusting the screenplay or modifying the novel that the movie is based to fit the desires of the masses. Thus, generally the movies come out with an ending we’d prefer because they want all us movie goers to be happy and therefore tell our friends – ignite the “buzz” and help them garner accolades and awards for the biggest blockbuster of the season.

Movie Review of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Certain actors in this world have an unmistakable talent for taking a character and making it uniquely their own. Johnny Depp did it with Captain Jack Sparrow; no one could match Chevy Chase’s version of Clark Griswold; and Robert Downey, Jr. has become the modern day face of Sherlock Holmes. I’ll admit that, although I have never once actually read a Sherlock Holmes novel (my apologies to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), I was entirely hooked on Mr. Holmes (AND Robert Downey, Jr.) after the first installment of the film, and was enthusiastically looking forward to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows for the entire two years it took to be released. Now, let me tell you if it was worth the wait…

Movie Review: Wrath Of The Titans

When Wrath Of Titans opens, it’s 10 years after Perseus has defeated the diabolical Kraken. Perseus, you might remember, is the demigod son of Zeus and he’s living the quiet life of a fisherman. He’s also a single parent to his son, Helius.

Movie Review: Titanic 3D

Titanic 3D isn’t going to be a completely new look at the same old story. There’s nothing new about it at all – except that it’s going to be presented in 3D. What we’re going to see in theaters in April 2012 is the same Titanic we saw back in 1997 – the one with Leondaro DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Yes, the very same. Only this time it’s going to be in 3D.

Movie Review – A Separation (2011) (PG-13)

Nader (Peyman Moaadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) are a middle-class, modern, urban Iranian couple. They have been married for fourteen years, but they’re separating. They were going to divorce, but the court ruled that their situation wasn’t dire enough to warrant it. They each have their side of the story. Simin desires to leave their country, as she does not want her eleven-year-old daughter, Termeh (Sarina Farhadi), growing up under current conditions. Nader, on the other hand, wants to stay so that he can look after his elderly father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi), now in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease.