Author Archive: narasimhan.sudha

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Wanted

Wanted

| July 7, 2008

In the mid-’70s, Los Angeles had its first pay movie channel: The Z Channel. One of the first movies I remember watching over and over was The Seven-Ups with Roy Scheider. I still recommend that movie for one reason–there is an amazing five-minute car chase. At that time, there were no CGI or blue-screen special […]

Get Smart

Get Smart

| June 22, 2008

“Hopes high, expectations low” is often the best way to go into a movie based on a popular television program. There have been some good ones (Charlie’s Angels, Star Trek, The Addams Family) and some okay ones (Josie and the Pussycats, Miami Vice) and some bad ones (The Incredible Hulk, Car 54, Where Are You?, […]

Pool Party

Pool Party

| April 29, 2008

My “List of Unholy Films” just got longer. I believe that there is a Rule of Unholy Triumvirate in movies. To be on that list, a movie has to be 1) horrible, 2) poorly made and 3) one person has to do three of the following four tasks: produces, writes, directs and/or stars. The idea […]

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

| April 24, 2008

Hot girl in skimpy bikini. Television Masturbation Rolodex chick. Funny lines. Beautiful scenery. Full frontal male nudity. Four out of five gives Forgetting Sarah Marshall a positive, “must-see” review for teenage males or anyone who has ever been a teenage male. Jason Segel, who plays Marshall on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, brings that […]

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Stop Loss

Stop Loss

| April 2, 2008

Since September 2001, 630,000 of our best and brightest have been sent to Afghanistan and Iraq to either fight to protect democracy or fulfill the Bush administration’s dream of privatization of all government services and further concentrate what is left of our country’s wealth into the hands of the very few. Eighty-one thousand have been […]

The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl

| March 3, 2008

Next Oscar season, when the nominations come out for Best Costume, remember Hank’s Rule #6 about picking Oscar tm winners: Always pick the “Period Piece About England in the Time of the Tudors.” So why is my first paragraph about this movie dealing with costumes? Well, as much as I thought that The Other Boleyn […]

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Jumper

Jumper

| February 15, 2008

“This Fall on Fox… He… is the latest evolution in a long line of genetically evolved humans, able to jump to any place on the globe. His mission–secret agent for the President of the United States.” That isn’t the plot of Jumper, but as I watched the movie version of the book by Steven Gould, […]

Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold

| February 15, 2008

Okay, so am I seeing You, Me and Dupree or The Wedding Planner or Failure to Launch or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2? Nope… It’s Fool’s Gold, the new action/comedy/romance film by director Andy Tennant (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama) in which Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson team up again for the […]

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Over Her Dead Body

Over Her Dead Body

| February 7, 2008

“Wow, that was better than I thought it was going to be.” How often do you get to say that when you leave a movie? For me, it is not very often. But unlike writer/director Jeff Lowell’s last movie, John Tucker Must Die, for which I had high hopes, Over Her Dead Body was pleasantly […]

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The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything – A Veggie Tales Movie

The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything – A Veggie Tales Movie

| January 26, 2008

So it was a few months ago when we sat down to watch Bee Movie with the little one and before the flick there were previews for several movies, including The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything – A Veggie Tales Movie. Leaning over to the 2 1/2 year old, I asked, “So do you want […]

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