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Thor : The Dark World

Lots of action, an interesting plot, very pacy, packed with sibling rivalry (with Loki really coming into his own) and laced with generous dollops of brilliant humour, this is a film that works for the young and old alike – with enough layers in the dialogue and the story to keep both segments entertained

There are some evil Dark Elves, led by Malekith (Eccleston), seeking to turn the entire universe into darkness, using a powerful substance known as Aether, when the nine planets are in alignment. They failed once, but now it’s the time of Convergence once more (happens every 5000 years), Natalie Portman finds the Aether and the only thing standing between the Dark Elves and her is Thor…with a little help from and unlikely source.

It’s the sheer charisma of the leads – Hemsworth and Hiddleston in particular – that sets the film alight…the showcasing of the sibling rivalry is really well depicted, the cut and thrust of their jibes and the potential of betrayal spicing things up…Natalie d…

Captain Phillips

Whew !! A simple, true story – of a container ship sailing off the Somalian coast, being boarded by pirates and the Captain’s (Tom Hanks) battle to get them off his ship – is transformed into a great cinematic experience, thanks to wonderful performances and superb editing which never lets the pace or the tension flag for even a second.
It was great to see how the various characters were built up…the Captain, a veteran, safety conscious, running a tight ship. His First Officer (Chernus), enthusiastic and ensuring his boss’s bidding is carried out. The Chief Engineer (Warshofsky), who carries out his duties admirably. And some of the crew, who try to revolt / complain, but are dealt with a firm hand.
Even the pirates, under pressure from the war lords back home to bring in another ship (they got $6mn for the last one a month ago) – the selection process by which they pick their comrades, their internal dynamics, one loose cannon – everything adding to the tension palpable through the fil…

Hard Rock Cafe

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The Virgins by Siddharth Tripathi

Title: The Virgins
Author: Siddharth Tripathi
Publisher: FingerPrint
ISBN: 9788172344542
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 320
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4/5
It isn’t easy writing a coming-of-age novel. It is almost treading on dangerous territory. Do you really want to compete with the likes of J.D. Salinger and the rest when it comes to talking about growing up? No matter what the context or the setting, I still believe it is a risky proposition to even consider. At the same time, reading a novel of such a nature can be fulfilling or not for the reader. There will always be the danger of comparison. More so, there will always be that funny moment or instance which you have already read about or experienced. The “newness” then is difficult to look for. I must say that that didn’t happen to me while reading, “The Virgins” by Siddharth Tripathi.

I am wary when it comes to reading a debut writer. Like I say these days, “You throw a stone in the country and chances are it will hit a writer”. There are dime a …