Thursday, January 16, 2014

Picks and Piques/Snippet Film reviews 17Jan2014/Johnson Thomas

Picks and Piques/Snippet Film reviews 17Jan2014/Johnson Thomas
Miss Lovely(Hindi):  Rating: *  *  * less than illuminating saga about the dark and inhuman depravity rampant in the back-end side of glitzy Bollywood.
Parathe wali Galli(Hindi) Rating: *  * First timer Sachin Gupta gets the milieu and the settings right but the content and performances are nowhere close.
Karle Pyaar Karle( Hindi) Rating: *  * ½ yet another show-piece for film family debutantes, this  one is pure imitation of a not so good thing. With Sanjay Dutt’s ‘Rocky’ debut on his mind, how can fledgeling Shiv Darshan(son of Suniel Darshan) hope to make a mark?
Om Dar Ba Dar(Hindi/Restored) Rating: *  *  *  An absurdist drama in the form of a surreal fantasy.
American Hustle(English) Rating: *  *  * ½ it’s typical American cinema, a talk-heavy con within a con spoofy drama with sharply etched performances.
The Legend of Hercules(English/3D/Hindi Dubbed) Rating:  *  *  ½ Spectacle happy but performances and casting choices are not gravitating.
Carrie(English) Rating: *  *  * reworks the age-old horror hit with a teenage twist and comes-up fiery and affecting.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit(English) Rating: *  *  *  A fast paced generic espionage thriller that generates excitement without resorting to cheap thrills.

Tom Yum Goong 2(English dubbed/3D) Rating: *  * ½ This Thai martial arts film shot in 3D reunites the highly acclaimed director Prachya Pinkaew with star Tony Jaa and action choreographer Panna Rittikrai -A pleasant martial arts slug-fest for the fans of the genre.

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