Category: Of Movies and TV

I can’t deny it. Far too many people know that I’m absolutely nuts about all screens big and small…

Watson, a name.

I don’t often start off an article with a quote. But I think I can make an exception for the classic line from the Beard of Avon, Will Spearshaker. “What’s in a name? A rose, by any other name, would still cost a fortune on Valentine’s eve.” Or something to...

My experiments in time

Fiction is amazing. Without it, all we would have is the cold, hard truth, and often, that’s a hard pill to swallow without washing down with a glass full of euphemistic diplomacy covered in white lies. And without fiction, we would have no science fiction, and that would be devastating...

Belated Reviews: Hitman: Agent 47

First, I have to apologize for the delay in getting this review out; I would have posted this last week, but I was busy looking for a killer-for-hire to take out the movie’s writers. Searching the deep web for sharpshooters is a pain. Especially when all I had to offer was $3.75 and a...

Slightly over seige, doncha think?

It’s been a rough few months here – I’m suffering through an overload at work, stress, traffic woes, a nosebleed, nightmares of getting waxed off again, and Stallone’s ‘Bullet to the Head’, none of which were pleasant. But finally, a spot of sunshine emerged a few weeks ago that should...

How to Avoid ‘The Dark Knight Rises’; A Practical Guide

Firstly, before people start shooting batarangs in my general direction, I need to set some context. I’ve been a big fan of Christopher Nolan since his 2000 release, Memento. When he took hold of the Batman franchise in 2005, I did a minor mental backflip, the tremors of which still...

WD Series – Making a hash out of me

Act 3 Scene 4 Seated on her computer chair, Rhine Francis. Enter stage left – Mallaunty, or Nirmala Sunil, Rhine’s maternal aunt. Displayed is a picture of Hamish Joy on the computer Nirmala:“Ah, so this is your fiance?” Rhine:“Yes, I’m positive. I’d recognize him anywhere” Nirmala:“Well, what’s his name?” Rhine:“Hamish...

Belated Reviews: Evidently Feeble

It’s been a while since the Hammy pen has jotted a movie review. Come to think of it, the Hammy pen has not been jotting much of anything these days. This doesn’t mean I haven’t been watching movies of late; just that I’ve been busier than Santa Claus on Christmas...

Doing the rounds

Writing can be quite unpredictable. When I start to write something, for example, I’m not always sure of how it might turn out to be. Sometimes, I’ll start on an idea that I believe might be a serious no-nonsense critique of  mismanaged traffic system in Bangalore city, and halfway through...

Mangle all the way…

Hardly seems like enough time has passed for you to sing ‘tra la la la laaaa, la la-la-la‘, but Christmas, in all its glory, is here once again. And before you actually read this entry completely, it’s probably wise for me to wish you in advance, ‘cos I know you’re...

2012: A space for the ditzy

End of the world predictions have been around ever since the the world had lunatics… and that’s basically since the beginning of time. As predictions go, Earth has been subjected to the R.I.P. monitor on a periodic swing… The predicted cause of complete human doom has been postulated across meteor...

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