Movies

New Star Wars Movies! Woohoo!

October 30, 2012

The big news on the interweb today was that Disney purchased Lucasfilms for 4 billion dollars and plans to produce new Star Wars films, with the first one out in a few years. Right now, the Star Wars film is being referred to as Episode 7, which would put it after Return of the Jedi. […]

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Movie Review – Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football

September 12, 2011

Playing in select AMC theaters for a limited period of time, the documentary Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football follows the football team of Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan in the days leading up to their big game against their rivals from Dearborn High in September of 2009. In a city with many Muslims and Arabs, […]

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A Few Words About Captain America

July 29, 2011

I saw Captain America: The First Avenger last weekend (yeah, this post is slightly late) and I liked it more than I thought I would. There were two reasons why I was a bit hesitant to like this movie: 1) Wasn’t Captain America created purely for pro-US propaganda reasons? 2) Captain America is a Marvel […]

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All I Need To Know About Cricket is What I Learned From Lagaan

March 29, 2011

Pakistan is in the semi-finals for the Cricket World Cup! This is huge folks! That’s what I’m told anyways. I’m very limited in my “Pakistani-ness” (for further details, check out my previous post “Are you down with the brown?”) Back in 1998, I remember sitting with the siblings and cousins in my uncle’s living room […]

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Out of the Comfort Zone and *Gasp* Talking to Strangers

March 9, 2011

I sometimes write for the online magazine Illume. My contributions consist mostly of reviews but I was asked to do an interview with the writer/director of the last movie I reviewed, Mooz-lum. Here’s the issue – I’ve never conducted an interview before. I never really wanted to mostly because I don’t know how to (it’s […]

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Quick Oscar Recap – Once Won!!!

February 25, 2008

The Oscars finished not too long ago and, considering that I hadn’t seen most of the movies, the show wasn’t too bad. There were only two categories where I was really rooting for people/movies: Persepolis for Best Animated Movie and ‘Falling Slowly’ for Best Song from the movie Once. Persepolis lost out to Ratatouille (figures) […]

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