Posts under category ‘Reviews’

Despicable Me 2 – Hilariously Surprised Again

There was hardly a boring or a meh moment in the entire movie. Some of the jokes are not exactly pristine but Gru’s accent takes care of that, and leaves you laughing out loud.

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Go Goa Gone = Left 4 Dead

Go Goa Gone poster

I will not write much more here and just say go watch it, if you haven’t already. And yes, don’t take your brains – zombies eat brains.

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Royal Meenakshi Mall – 2 years on

Royal Meenakshi Mall

All in all, the mall is still awesome with its various stores, particularly Hypercity and Croma, its food outlets, both inside and outside the mall, and Cinepolis, of course.

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Star Trek Into Darkness

And once I watched the movie, I found out I was right. I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though there was a small part of me that wanted to see the epicness. The action and pacing was great. Kirk and Spock were excellently portrayed, as expected. But the movie was still somewhat of a mess. It didn’t feel like a Star Trek movie, at least not one with Kirk and Spock.

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Zovi vs. Pepperfry – Who Is Going To Dominate The Fashion World Online?

Buyers cannot afford to assume anyone as their regular customer. With more and more online stores occupying the web space, it is purely the responsibility of the online businesses to ensure they stay connected with their customers.

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The Mairaj Restaurant – A tale of woeful service

Some times you pay for food, at other times – service. Most of the time, you expect a decent combination of both. That is the expectation I had when I walked in The Mairaj Restaurant, in Tilaknagar area in Bangalore.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Personally, I don’t see this movie as an epic adventure at all. It is just a small story that started it all, and for that, the movie is quite well made and entertaining.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Movie Poster

The movie is a worthy successor to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The direction of the movie is enjoyable but nothing spectacular. This movie is a lot darker than all of the previous parts put together and given the situation a lot more action. The gloom and the dark tone of the movie do some justice. The lighter moments are also shown well and they do get the audience laughing. The movie feels lacking of any real emotion of grief and loss for most of its part.

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The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

The Checklist Manifesto - Cover

The book also describes guidelines and best practices to write checklists that actually work and are useful as opposed to being just a formality. It gives example of aviation industry checklists used worldwide and describes the principles used in framing them. This adds to the practical value of the book, which otherwise, would have just been a collection of stories and reflections.

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Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 Official Poster

It is not new to have a deeply emotional and touching story in an animated film. I can count many animated movies like Wall-E, How to Train your Dragon, Ratatouille, etc… that have an emotional tone and a thematic message.

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