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Angels and Demons – Movie Review

I felt vaguely unsatisfied after watching the Da Vinci Code. I have no such complaints about Angels and Demons. It was a solid 138 minutes of unflagging action, with strong performances and really good camerawork and editing.

I read the book long ago and, must confess, found it much better than its better-known sibling, The Da Vinci Code. What is required, like it is when viewing any work of fiction, is a wilful suspension of disbelief, and this work asks for oodles of suspension. The now famous professor, Robert Langdon, played again by Tom Hanks, is back, and this time is asked to take on an old enemy of the Roman Catholic Church, the Illuminati.

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Quantum of Solace – A Real Bond Movie

Caught QoS on opening night, and immediately liked it. It’s been a long time since I really enjoyed a new Bond movie – Casino Royale was an abomination, fixated as it was on M’s mother-like concern for Bond.

I went to see Quantum of Solace with very low expectations – Daniel Craig as Bond did not work for me at all in the last movie. However, the movie took off with the opening car chase as Bond-like as ever. The jerky camera-work, which is a bit disconcerting in the beginning, quickly grows on you, and seems to convey the mood of the action scenes.

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Anukokunda Oka Roju

now that you are in hyd.. you should check out a telugu movie called anukokunda oka roju
I simply loved it .. probably the best Indian movie I’ve seen in a long, long time..

These words, casually typed by Karthik while we were chatting a couple of months ago, sent me on a hunt around the city for a DVD of the movie. Since my Telugu is not really that good (okay, I don’t know anything beyond champesthaanu and me kosam!), I had to find one with English subtitles.

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