Movies

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 19, 2016

NOTE: There are NO spoilers for the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Awaiting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to hit theaters was a very different experience than waiting for Star Wars: A Force Awakens. The latter was the first Star Wars film to hit theaters in ages and I was slightly on […]

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Batman V Superman V Me

March 29, 2016

(Initial discussion has no spoilers. There are some spoilers at the very end, clearly marked) Folks, Batman Versus Superman: Dawn of Justice came out this past weekend. Due to the reviews, I had low expectations for the film. I had to watch it, of course, as I am a Superman fan but I couldn’t muster […]

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Inside Out – Turned Me Mentally Inside Out

July 20, 2015

I watched Inside Out over the weekend. I had been meaning to watch it since it came out but as I have next to zero extra time in Ramadan to go to the movies, I didn’t get to watch it until just now. Like pretty much everyone else in the world, I associate Pixar with […]

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Lesson From The Taqwacores – Being Accepting and All That Good Stuff

March 21, 2011

I caught the movie The Taqwacores this past Friday as part of the SF Asian Film Festival at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley. The film, interestingly enough, is about a group of Muslim punks. I’m not into punk at all. I’m more of a post-rock Explosions in the Sky type of girl, and yet, […]

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Restrepo and War

December 15, 2010

I just watched Restrepo streaming on Netflix. Directed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, Restrepo can be seen as a supplement to Junger’s book War, which was released earlier this year. Both the documentary and the book revolve around the same group of soldiers on deployment in Afghanistan, more specifically, soldiers stationed in the Korangal […]

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Checking Out “3 Idiots”

January 16, 2010

I caught the Bollywood film 3 Idiots last week, making it my 2nd Indian movie in as many weeks. Funny enough, this was more than I’ve seen in the past couple of years. Even more surprising, I saw it at the Indian movie theater in Fremont, a place I avoid going at all costs. I […]

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Top 10 Movies of. The. Decade.

December 30, 2009

A lot of sites are not only writing about their “Top 10s” of the past year, but of the past decade. So I thought, why not do that too? I mean, my opinion is just as valid as anyone else’s. I’ll give you a second to stop laughing… Here it is, my “Top 10” of […]

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Where The Wild Things Are (No Spoilers)

October 1, 2009

I was lucky enough to catch a screening of Where the Wild Things Are last night at the Metreon in San Francisco. Author Dave Eggers, who co-wrote the screenplay was in attendence and said a few words before the start of the movie and a Q&A with director Spike Jonze, actress Catherine Keener (‘Mom’) and […]

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The Oscars!

February 22, 2009

First of all, I have to say that, while not flawless, this year’s Academy Awards broadcast was the most entertaining in years. Most of the people/movies expected to win, won and so maybe there weren’t many actual surprises but Hugh Jackman was a great host. The host of the Oscars doesn’t have to be a […]

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Waltz With The Intensity of Bashir

February 8, 2009

The other day, I finally caught a showing of Waltz With Bashir, Israel’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film. This animated film is based on filmmaker Ari Folman’s attempt to recover memories of his time as an Israeli soldier in the Lebanon War in the 1980s. Folman’s use of animation conjured up memories of Waking […]

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