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I had seen “Men in Black 2” many years back, but the other day I saw the first of the series “Men in Black (1997)” in TV. My son was along with me watching the movie, this made it more fun. It is interesting on how young and naive Will Smith is seen in the movie. The special effects though ordinary even for its day, the story (do you need one?) is told interestingly and made the movie a block buster.

I like Bruce Willis movies and I had been wanting to watch this movie but did it only today. The movie’s premise was very interesting, humans are living safe inside their houses and come out/do all their activities using a Robot which acts as their surrogates. Kind of like Avatar but this is all humans and in earth. So I had good expectation for this movie “Surrogates”. It turns out the movie has wasted a great plot with poor imagination & execution, Bruce Willis is wasted too. First there is not much a suspense or rather it is not told…

On my return from Seattle to India in British Airways I watched this movie “Source Code (2011)”, Directed by Duncan Jones. The movie is starred by Jake Gyllenhaal who was earlier in the Prince of Persia and did all the fabulous stunts there, here too he has done a fine performance on the action sequences. [Spoiler_Alert] Source Code is about a US Military secret mission of using last 8 minutes of memory stored in a dead man’s brain and travelling to multiple timelines in that. In the movie this is used to find the bomber in a Chicago commuter train.…

I am not big into fiction reading and so I haven’t read any of the popular Science Fiction books. Recently while listening to famous Technology Podcast (which I love and listen every week while driving) “This week in Tech” by Leo Laporte in few episodes had Jerry Pournelle participate. I learned that Pournelle has written many Science Fiction novels and “The Mote in God’s Eye” which he co-authored with Larry Niven is a classic. So I got curious and picked up this book to read. For initial few pages, I was not sure whether I will like the book and…

Didn’t want to get in the mad rush, pay any premium and watch this movie in the early days of release. So nearly after a month I booked online and went for this movie today at Inox, Chennai. Had limited expectation about this much-talked about movie of the decade. Overall, the movie is a bold attempt for Tamil (Indian) Movies & enjoyable. Rajni has performed well, he rocks on the Villain Robot scenes. Unlike in Raavanan, Aishwarya Rai looks beautiful (again) in this movie and is gorgeous in the songs.  Anyone having read (Late) Sujatha’s novels like En Iniya Endhira…