At last I got around to watch some movies. Here are the reviews :-
1. Duplicity :- Clive Owen is an ex-MI6 spy and Julia Roberts is an ex-CIA spy, both of whom now work as corporate spies for two business rival companies. One of the companies is about to launch a new product and the rival company is out to get the secret. But the spies are involved in an hot affair. The narration and the music are quite similar to Ocean’s 11/12 and I think the director has tried to make it as slick as Ocean’s 11. But in the end the movie comes out to be all confusing and god-knows-what-is-happening type. The acting is good but the story is scattered and too much twisted. If any of you has seen the movie please explain the ending to me on email 🙂
2. Race to Witch Mountain :- Two kid-aliens with paranormal powers (siblings surprisingly in human form) come to Earth to take some experiment results back to their planet in order to stop their government/forces from invading the Earth. But their task is not so easy. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a cab driver in L.A. who along with an UFO scientist Carla Gugino (of Spy Kids fame) helps the kids in their mission. A typical sci-fi alien movie with age old cheesy dialogues and average acting. The boy Seth tries really hard to behave like an alien with paranormal powers but his acting is hopeless. The girl Sara is better. A Sunday-afternoon-got-nothing-better-to-watch-type of movie.
3. “99” :- Sachin (Kunal Khemu) and Zaramud (Cyrus Broacha who by the way is now equivalent to a baby elephant) are into the “business” of duplicating mobile SIM cards until police comes knocking at their door. They try to escape in a Mercedes Benz unsuccessfully resulting in total crash. They end up working for the owner of the car AGM (Mahesh Manjrekar) who is an underworld don and a bookie. Thus begins the story of these two guys. The movie also stars Soha Ali Khan, Boman Irani, Simone Singh, Vindo Khanna and Amit Mistry. The movie is set in the year 1999 and hence the name. Everything about that time, be it mobile phones or Nokia games or arrival of Internet cafes in India, has been captured wonderfully by the director. The humor is clean and comprises of funny dialogues and one liners. The acting is good, Cyrus is actually funny and above all the execution of the script is very good. Definitely worth watching once.