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Patch Adams review

Posted : 6 years, 9 months ago on 19 December 2012 05:15 (A review of Patch Adams)

Based on a true story, the movie Patch Adams is a remarkable movie touching almost all emotions defined. The movie is an adaptation from a book, an inspiring drama, comedy and a true story of a Virginia medical student, who breaks the shackles and stereotype in medical practice.

Robin Williams playing the role of Patch Adam rendered a classic performance. Punch line of his cause was that the doctors should not be indifferent, rather "A doctor's mission should be not just to prevent death but also to improve the quality of life of patients."

Concluding the film Following information given to the viewers:
"During the next twelve years, Patch Adams opened a home-based family medical practice and treated more than 15,000 people without payment, malpractice insurance, or formal facilities...construction of the Gesundheit Hospital is currently underway. To date [1998], a waiting list of over 1000 physicians have offered to leave their current practice and join Patch's cause."

To get update on the Gesundheit Hospital one can visit the website, [Link removed - login to see]. Do visit a web site, so much insight in it.

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Alex Cross review

Posted : 6 years, 9 months ago on 17 December 2012 09:41 (A review of Alex Cross)

Alex Cross is the adaptation of James Patterson's famed character Dr. Alex Cross. This is the third adaptation of the same, however it is the first one that named after the famous character.

Alex Cross a homicide detective, a sensory genius, things are picture perfect for Cross has a family, two kids (and a third on the way). Everything comes crashing down for Cross when ''Picasso'' (Matthew Fox) comes to town, an assassin who enjoys toying with his targets and law enforcing pursuers as much as getting the job done. After discovering the meticulous murder of a businessman and his daughter, Cross sifts through clues to pick apart the mind of his violent madman, but when he gets too close, things got personnel and Cross was on the receiving end, with lot of emotional loss, however in the end sanity prevails.

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The Bourne Legacy review

Posted : 6 years, 9 months ago on 10 December 2012 03:57 (A review of The Bourne Legacy)

The Bourne Legacy, fourth movie in the series of Bourne is infact without Matt Damon rather without character named Bourne. However the theme, pace, action and grip of the movie remained the same and I hope Jeremy Renner, who is perfectly cast in the lead, didn't let down the Bourne club fans.

With Jason Bourne very much still in everyone's thoughts, although his whereabouts remain unknown, after he took down a massive CIA operation. the Bourne Legacy intuit about Bourne but its legacy and one finds that, Bourne isn't the only operative out there that the folks in Washington, DC need to worry about.

After a link between top secret operations is uncovered, Eric Byer, the man in charge of the project, orders it shutdown for face saving and of course all the links to be cleaned and erased, including the agents on secret engineered drugs, who now become a huge risk to CIA.

Aaron Cross (one such agent) is forced into seeking out the lone remaining scientist responsible for the drugs in order to keep his strength up as well as his increased mental capacity.

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The Croods (2013) review

Posted : 6 years, 9 months ago on 9 December 2012 07:04 (A review of The Croods (2013))

WoW quite a few animation movies, impressive ones, lined up for releasing in 2013. Keep your fingers cross.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 review

Posted : 6 years, 9 months ago on 1 December 2012 10:06 (A review of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2)

With the release of Breaking Dawn Part 2 (BD2), The Twilight Saga come to an end.

Twilight series by Stephanie Meyers kept mesmerized and captivated the fans & readers all over the world. I haven't read this series, however I have read her novel, The Host, which is also cinematized and the movie is going to hit the screens, likely in March 2013.

Back to BD2, It was the best experience and a perfect conclusion to my personal Twilight experience. The novel than movies, these whole ten-year experience was something unbelievable.

After the birth of Renesmee, Bella is enjoying her new life and new powers, the family bliss is threatened again, by a new menace, as the rule have been broken by Edward by falling in love with human Bella, although converted into vampire, but the new born Renesmee could challenge the power and existence of the Volturi. Bella and the Cullens - together with any allies they can assemble - are preparing to fight a crucial, ultimate battle, to protect their family and the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Last 20 minutes of the movie is quite gripping with one major twist in the movie that is not in the book is the battle sequence in which members from the Cullens, Volturi, and the Wolf Pack die. In the books, the Cullens and the Volturi simply talk things out in a somewhat respectable manner, and that’s it. Well, in the movie, one actually gets to see some action. Certain notable deaths rather one after another most of the major characters got killed and the the viewer is shocked and in awe!!

Then, suddenly, the major twist is revealed…..

What else is there, one better watch the movie.

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Argo review

Posted : 6 years, 9 months ago on 29 November 2012 03:14 (A review of Argo)

One of the strong contender of Oscar's this year. High Five, a wonderful two hours drama, "Argo" the movie directed by Ben Affleck, is so brilliantly crafted that it’s hard to believe it’s based on true events that occurred during Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

The movie set in Tehran, the year 1979, in post revolution in Iran. An emotional mob of angry, distressed Iranians, who were demanding handover of exiled Shah Iran in political asylum, for subsequent trial and possible death sentence for the atrocities committed in his era, overtaken the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979, over 50 American employees were taken as hostage. Six diplomats managed to escape and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador, risking the security of both countries and the lives of everyone involved.

The movie is about the rescue mission planned for the safe evacuation of these six diplomats, before the Iranian revolutionary guard came to know about the existence of missing personnel. How the whole scheme works is better to be watched.

The movie is quite brilliant and strongly recommended for movie lovers.

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Nostalgia for the Light review

Posted : 6 years, 9 months ago on 28 November 2012 03:52 (A review of Nostalgia for the Light)

Nostalgia for the Light is an amazing documentary narrating & intermingling the astronomy & pain of the missing ones together in Chile's people.

In Chile Atacama "zero humidity" desert where hundreds of astronomers all around the world are gathered to peak deep into the space to unravel the mystery of origins, scores of people are sifting through the sand of the deserts to find the remains of their beloved ones, killed during the military rule over chile, a phase with its atrocities and painful stories.

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Rain Man (1988) review

Posted : 6 years, 9 months ago on 27 November 2012 03:24 (A review of Rain Man (1988))

A beautiful movie starring Tom Cruise & Dustin Hoffman, playing the roles of brothers with Hoffman being although being autistic, but ammazingly good with numbers, is institutionalised and his whereabouts were not known to his brother, who is at the brink of going bankrupt.

The death of the father bring the opportunity for Tom to get hands on the inheritance money to make things good for him, however he realised that all the money 3 million dollars has been given to the institution where his big brother is kept.

Tom got quite upset and he took away his brother from the institution to get his part of money, which he think he has been denied by his father. During 6 days road trip to Los Angeles, Tom unknowingly got connected to his brother Hoffman.

Really good movie with Hoffman being superb in his performance as an autistic person.

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The Illusionist review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 22 November 2012 07:24 (A review of The Illusionist)

A very good animated feature movie, it reminds me the movie, The Artist, in the context that here also a Illusionist is suffering by the on slaughter of new modes of entertainments. The 2D graphic mode is aptly chosen in the tale being the story is of late 1950's.

A very touching story, touching many dimensions of life specially the poverty among the artists, when the prime of their art subsided. For those movie lovers, who prefer to have substance in the movie, a must watch.

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Ted review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 19 November 2012 05:50 (A review of Ted)

Ted is a comedy movie, but what what I feel there is lot of loose language used in the, quite unnecessarily, anyways.

John a lonely child, with no friends, got a stuffed bear from his parents on Christmas eve. Being lonely, he immediately fall in love with this new cute teddy bear, named him Ted. As a result of John childhood wish Ted come to life. John grows along with Ted as his best buddy. Things got twisted when, Lori enters into the life of John and John had to figure out, how to keep balance between Ted & Lori. Another twist at the end is the kidnapping of Ted by Donny for his son. Rescuing Ted has finally led to resolution of John, Lori & Ted problem.

Still maintain, could be a family movie, with kids enjoying a talking Teddy, if the language in movie could be appropriate, but maybe this movie was not produced for that genre :).

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