Sunday, November 29, 2009

Zombieland (2009)

Much can be said about what makes Zombieland such a good movie. To put it quite simply, it's an ingenious and whimsical revival of a dying genre, made for our post modern generation. It also features the best cameo this side of Tropic Thunder. Most importantly however, it stars a maverick, trigger-happy Woody Harrelson who, if there ever was one, is a natural born zombie-killer.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)

There is a distinct difference in how Romantic-Comedies are interpreted by filmmakers and audiences in Hollywood and Bollywood. While American movies tend to be Romantic movies with a measure of comedy thrown in, contemporary Bollywood makes them primarily as musical comedies with a love-story theme. While Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani is firmly set in present-day Bollywood mannerism, Rajkumar Santoshi's inspiration is classical Bollywood. This lends the film a distinct adorable flavor that many modern comedies lack.