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Buttercup

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Hugh: Douglas picked a buttercup. Why people leave buttocks lying around, I have no idea.

Doesn’t make too much sense? Try reading it in a ‘propah Bridish accent’.

LOL!

From this, at 4:42-

Fry and Laurie are awesome! 🙂

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July 4, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Monsters, Inc. (2001) (***1/2)

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Genre – Animation/ Comedy

Monsters, Inc. is among the very best animation movies i have seen. The dialogues are hilarious, the characters are well-written, the timing of the ‘actors’ is spot on, the voices are amazing- this film is in fact much better than most normal movies to be released so far!
The idea of Monsters generating energy from children’s screams is a cute starting point. The 2 central characters are just perfect- ‘sully’ the champ and ”mike wazowski’ the one-eyed fella (my favourite) are too good. Billy Crystal‘s voiceover injects a lot of life into ‘mike wazowski’ (i just love saying out the name). The show-stealer is of course the the kid ‘Boo’, with voiceover provided by 2 yr old Mary Gibbs- i happened to see this promo on tv where they actually showed her giggling and squealing, with her voice being recorded for the movie! This movie spawned a plethora of animation movies like Shark Tale and even Finding Nemo, but none have been able to quite live up to the mark set by Monster, Inc. Every character is memorable- the yeti (snow-cones, anyone?), roz the accountant lady(i’m watching you!), Celia mike’s girlfriend (googlie-bear), everyone! The attention given to detail is worth appreciating- apparently, the hair on sully’s body were all programmed individually to sway just the right way when sully walks/ runs !! A must watch movie truly.

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June 18, 2006 at 11:50 am

Snatch. (2000) (*****)

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Genre- Action

Snatch is truly a worthy successor to Lock Stock … Both Guy Ritchie movies, this one violates the oft-repeated thumb rule that blondes can’t act. After starring in Snatch and Fight Club, even a pathetic performance in Troy does nothing to undermine the acting credentials of Brad Pitt. The same British humour from LS2SB is continued with some intelligible gypsy dialogues thrown in to create an amazing effect (My advice- watch the movie once without any subtitles, then watch it again but this time with subtitles!). Excellent supporting performances by Jason Statham (Turkish) and Dennis Farina (‘cousin Avi’), the quotes from this movie are just too hilarious! The script is mind-boggling, the action far-fetched and yet believable. This is one of those rare movies where you observe startling new things everytime you see it! The direction is awesome, the script moves along at a breakneck speed, the allusions to other movies are astounding- all in all a masterpiece truly!

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June 17, 2006 at 2:24 pm

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) (*****)

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Genre- Action & Adventure

Awesome? Naa, too meek a word. Fantastic? Not up to it too. Fantabulous! Yup, that’s the word to describe this Guy Ritchie movie. A watertight script by a novice director-scriptwriter, amazingly lifelike characters, twists and turns at every corner- this movie is one in which you blink and you miss something wonderful. The dialogues are just too crazy, and the plot is way too complex and simple at the same time- 4 groups try to pull off some sort of heist/ con/ whatever of their own, and unfortunately (fortunately for us) end up screwing each other. The ending (what we call a KLPD in iit slang) probably sums up the movie- totally erratic and wonderfully real. Anyway, with my stock of adjectives running out, all i have to say is that if this is british humour/comedy/dark humour, then i’m hungry for more! This movie ranks right up there in my list of must-watch movies for everyone.

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June 17, 2006 at 2:07 pm

Andaz Apna Apna (1994) (****)

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Genre- Comedy

One of the best slapstick movies i have ever seen. The storyline is quirky, the characters are more or less caricatures, but i sure as hell ain’t complaining! A total laugh riot, the best thing in the movie is the total detachment from anything serious- nowhere does the movie make any observations or anything- it’s meant to be an outright mad movie, and succeeds commendably. The dialogues+ direction by Rajkumar Santoshi are awesome, but it is the performances by the lead pair- Aamir Khan and Salman Khan who are amazing. Aamir Khan especially displays a near-perfect comic timing, and this is movie is a must watch at least for his performance. Ably supported by a then-not-so-well-established Paresh Rawal, the movie rocks!The heroines are mostly cosmetic- but then most hindi actresses are that anyway 😛

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June 17, 2006 at 2:01 pm