Saturday, January 15, 2011

Siruthai - Review

Rocket Raja (Karthi) is a small time thief who is talented enough to steal anything he comes across. In the company of Kaatupoochi (Santhanam), he enjoys life to its extent and even falls for the charm of a beautiful girl (Tamannah). The first half of the movie goes completely dedicated to Rocket Raja and how is life is with the up's and down's and the scene where he is in the police station and tries to steal the officers purse and acts as though he didnt is a big A+ for Karthi in terms of comedy. However, his life changes forever when a small girl comes to Raja calling him dad. As Raja finds out the girl's past, a flashback reveals that she is the daughter of an honest cop Rathanavel Pandian (Karthi), who is a nightmare to baddies.However, Pandian is now is on the run because his enemies are behind him and his daughter. Eventually, the villains find the whereabouts of Pandian and finishes him off. So steps in Rocket Raja (with the help of Pandian’s colleagues who are behind the girl reaching him) into his shoes and finishes the unfinished work of Pandian. He also takes care of his daughter. The combination of Karthi and Santhanam is a major plus in terms of comedy and the sense and timing of Santhanam proves to be good laugh. Overall a roller-coaster ride of fun, joy, camaraderie and romance is what 'Siruthai' is eventually. A must watch this Pongal.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Unstoppable - Nail biting Movie

                                      I thought this movie would suck. Denzel Washington back playing with trains so soon after The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3?Please. Well, mea culpa. Unstoppable, again directed by Tony Scott, is a choo-choo that takes off like a crazy-ass rocket.Your head will spin. Your palms will sweat. Your nerves will fry. What more do you want from a train movie? A layered plot and deep-dish profundity? As if. The selling points here are jolts. And this movie delivers so hard it shoots off sparks. Washington ignites as Frank Barnes, a veteran engineer with two college-age daughters (the sweeties work Hooters to help defray tuition costs) and an attitude toward his mouthy new conductor Will Colson (Chris Pine), also with temper issues at home. Washington and Pine go way beyond white-knuckle duty, goading each other with tasty humor and unexpected feeling. But the focus is on a freight train carrying toxic chemicals. The train is unmanned, on the loose and gaining speed. If it jumps the rails, the population of Stanton, Pennsylvania is roadkill, including cute little tykes. Does the script really stoop that low to build tension? Duh. Yardmaster Connie Hooper (a fierce, first-rate Rosario Dawson) must figure out what to do, just like Washington did in Pelham. Every movie junkie knows the answer. Get Washington and Pine on board the runaway train and let Scott run every trick in his stunt arsenal until they save the day. Unstoppable is a bang-up ride that means to wring you out. Mission accomplished.
Rating : 7/10 
Source : IMDb

Sundays at Tiffany's - Bringing the Invisible friend to a New Level

As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother Vivienne Margaux, the powerful head of a major New York theater company has no time for her. But she does have one friend--Michael--and no one can see him but her. But Michael can't stay with Jane forever, and on her eighth birthday, her imaginary friend must leave her.

When Jane is in her thirties, working for her mother's company, she is just as alone as she was as a child. Her boyfriend hardly knows she's there and is more interested in what Vivienne can do for his career. Her mother practically treats her as a slave in the office, despite the great success of Jane's first play, "Thank Heaven." Then she finds Michael--handsome, and just the same as she remembers him, only now he's not imaginary. For once in her life, Jane is happy--and has someone who loves her back. But not even Michael knows the reason behind why they've really been reunited

Anything for You Ma'am - A Perfect Romantic Story

Tejas can’t help falling madly in love with his sister’s beautiful best friend Shreya even though she lives at the other end of the nation, in Chennai….and he would do anything for her….even jeopardize his career to travel the length of the country just to meet her.

Thus begins Tejas’s extremely eventful and humorous journey where Mr. Fate pits him, as only he can, against Professor Sidhu who would do anything to stop him; and conjures a host of interesting characters who travel some part of his journey with him weaving together extremely witty plots….and well, Mr. Fate, it seems, has more roles in his ingenious mind for "Biobull" than just remain a rocking bus…

And hence begins the book with Tejas flashback where he see's Shreya and it goes on how he falls in love and a train travel where he meets Shreya's brother all together a great romantic story to read...

Top 10 Gadgets of 2010

  1. i-Pad : It's not the first touchscreen tablet in the history of computing, but it's easily the most successful so far. With 3 million iPads sold in their first month alone and a market for interactive magazines and newspapers created almost overnight, Apple finally managed to make tablet computing cool. 

2. Samsung Galaxy S : In phones, 2010 was the year of the Android. Google's mobile software was installed on slightly more than 9 million smart phones in the third quarter of 2010, according to research firm Canalys. That means 44% of all new smart phones run on Android, up from about 5% a year ago. Among those Android phones, one of the best to be released in 2010 was the Samsung Galaxy S. Unlike the iPhone, the Galaxy S works with a number of carriers and comes in a number of models. The phone's best feature is its screen: it's astonishingly bright, even in daylight. It also is thinner and consumes less power than traditional LCDs, reducing the Galaxy's overall weight and thickness.

3. 11 - inch Mac Book Air : As the first mainstream notebook from a big company to feature flash storage over conventional hard drives, Apple's 11.6-inch (30 cm) MacBook Air justifies its relatively high starting price with lightning-quick boot times, razor-thin design and a weight of just 2.3 lb. (1 kg).
4. Google TV Via Logitech Revue : Tech geeks have been saying for years that you will soon be able to dump your cable subscription and get your shows over the Internet. Not quite — at least, not yet. Google TV's launch this year, though, made for a worthwhile interim step. The software is available on a number of different devices, but the best bet for most people is the Logitech Revue box, which works with an existing TV. It's the only TV box to sit between the cable box and the TV, which means no switching inputs to use it. When you want Google TV, the Revue box allows you to browse the Web and stream video on your TV. When you don't, you can surf your TV channels the old-school way, from your couch with a remote, one channel at a time. It's the best of both worlds. 
5. Nexus One : This year Google tried to capitalize on customer frustrations with wireless-phone manufactures and their multiyear contracts as well as the dominant tech company's brand. Nexus One is the first and only phone designed specifically by Google to take advantage of its Android software platform. Nexus One, which Google called a superphone, wasn't quite the runaway success the search company had hoped for. The phone was ahead of its time but by only months, and even though you could buy it without a contract, you could pick between only AT&T and T-Mobile — and you had to pay a premium to do so. Still, Nexus One owners get updates directly from Google and ahead of other Android phone users. 
 6. iPhone 4 : While sales of 1.7 million units in the first three days of availability are mighty impressive, the iPhone 4's 960-by-640-pixel screen resolution is even more impressive. No competitor has been able to stuff as many pixels into a 3.5-in. (9 cm) LCD. What's more, Apple's front-facing camera and FaceTime software have finally made mobile video chatting popular with regular people.
7. Apple TV : The Apple TV marks an attempt at a fundamental shift in content ownership: it's streaming-only. No downloads. No permanent ownership. Everything is a rental. The latest version of Apple TV shipped in late September. And unlike its earlier version, its users can connect to their Netflix accounts, giving the device a wider appeal. If this catches on with consumers, it could totally upend how people consume movies, television shows and other digital content. 
8. Toshiba Libretto Dual - Screen Laptop : Dreams of a dual-screen, keyboardless laptop were finally realized this summer with Toshiba's Libretto W100. With two 7-in. (18 cm) screens and a price tag of $1,100, Toshiba did the smart thing by labeling the product a "concept PC" and selling it as a limited-edition device. The computer can be used vertically like a book or horizontally like a standard laptop, and both screens can be customized for various uses.

9. Kinect : Microsoft's take on motion-controlled gaming doesn't require holding any physical controllers. Your body is the controller, which is about as intuitive as it gets. Over time, Kinect could end up being more popular than the Wii with nongamers.

10. Nook Color : If you thought the only color in novels was in the writing, you are now wrong. In 2010 a number of manufacturers came out with color e-readers. But most were cheap, with poor screens. Barnes & Noble's Nook Color has an IPS touchscreen similar to the iPad's, but it costs considerably less than Apple's hit product. Barnes & Noble is the first major e-book player to bet big on color. It could pay off.