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  • 'Penguins of Madagascar' review: The movie feels surprisingly underwhelming 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    Director: Eric Darnell, Simon J Smith Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights Despite their sidekick status in the three Madagascar movies the quartet of wisecracking penguins became such stars by virtue of their comic antics, it was only a matter of time before some smart-alec studio executive came up with the...
  • 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' review: The movie leaves with more question marks than full-stops 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Director: Francis Lawrence Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Not very much happens in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. The studio's decision to make two films from the final book in Suzanne Collins' bestselling trilogy may have made sense from a business point of view - hey, it worked...
  • 'Ungli' review: The movie moves along predictably with a lazy screenplay 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    Director: Renzil D'Silva Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Dutt There's some good old fashioned earnestness at the core of writer-director Rensil D'silva's Ungli, but the film is so steeped in naiveté and trades in such simplistic solutions, it's as if you're listening to a Class V moral science lesson. Best...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Happy Ending', 'Dumb And Dumber To' 6 days ago

    CNN-IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Happy Ending' and 'Dumb And Dumber To' in this episode of Now Showing. ...
  • 'Dumb and Dumber To' review: Film is overdependent on old gags 1 week ago

    Director: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels As many as six writers are credited with putting Dumb and Dumber To on the screen, and still there's no mistaking that stench of desperation and creative exhaustion that the film so badly reeks of. Sure I found myself laughing intermittently...
  • 'Happy Ending' review: A film that wants to be many things all at once 1 week ago

    Director: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Ileana, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey Happy Ending, directed by Go Goa Gone's Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, is a neatly packaged piece of fluff pretending to be smarter than it actually is. This is cotton candy trying to pass off as caviar....
  • e Lounge Unwind: Actors Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar and Parineeti Chopra talk about 'Kill Dil' November 16, 2014

    CNN-IBN Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar and Parineeti Chopra on their forthcoming film 'Kill Dil'. ...
  • Watch: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Kill Dil', 'Boyhood' and 'Garm Hava' November 15, 2014

    In this week's episode of 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand reviews three movies 'Kill Dil', 'Boyhood' and 'Garm Hava'. ...
  • 'Garm Hava' review: It's a slice of our history that we can't ignore November 14, 2014

    Cast: Balraj Sahni, Farooq Shaikh, Dinanath Zutshi, Badar Begum, Geeta Siddharth, Shaukat Kaifi, AK Hangal Director: MS Sathyu MS Sathyu's 'Garm Hava' remains a potent and evocative study of the ramifications of Partition on the lives of ordinary, innocent people. Relevant even today, 41 years after it first released in 1973, the...
  • 'Boyhood' review: It's an emotionally affecting film with a big beating heart November 14, 2014

    Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke Director: Richard Linklater Life, as they say, is in the little details. Scrawling graffiti on the wall, poring over a lingerie catalogue, standing up to the bully in the school bathroom, going camping with dad, drinking beer for the first time. You get...
  • 'Kill Dil' review: It's not an unwatchable film November 14, 2014

    Cast: Govinda, Ranveer Singh, Ali Zafar, Parineeti Chopra Director: Shaad Ali 'Kill Dil', directed by Shaad Ali, starts off promisingly despite its hackneyed plot. The film stars Ranveer Singh as Dev, and Ali Zafar as Tutu; they're a pair of hardened shooters who work for Bhaiyaji, a grizzled don played by Govinda....
  • Watch: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Big Hero 6', 'Nightcrawler', 'Interstellar', 'The Shaukeens' November 8, 2014

    In this week's episode of 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand reviews 'Big Hero 6', 'Nightcrawler', 'Interstellar', 'The Shaukeens'. He also talks to the cast of Bollywood film 'Kill Dil' and Hollywood sci-fi 'Interstellar'. ...
  • Audience is very demanding, want new things: Christopher Nolan November 8, 2014

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand talks to the cast of Hollywood sci-fi film 'Interstellar'. Director Christopher Nolan said, "Audience is very demanding. They want new things, challenges. Film is a job of communication." ...
  • 'Kill Dil' cast reveal their 'dirty' secrets November 8, 2014

    The cast of 'Kill Dil' revealed their 'dirty' secrets during a game hosted by CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand. The movie will be released on November 14 and features Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Govinda and Ali Zafar. ...
  • 'Nightcrawler' review: The film works best as a slick suspenseful thriller November 7, 2014

    Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton Director: Dan Gilroy There's a creepy, spine-chilling intensity to Jake Gyllenhaal's performance in 'Nightcrawler' that's hard to shake off even hours after you've watched the film. Literally transforming himself physically to look bug-eyed, pale, and wiry thin Gyllenhaal becomes Louis Bloom, an awkward...
  • 'Big Hero 6' review: You'll be chuckling throughout, and 95 minutes will fly by November 7, 2014

    Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr, Génesis Rodríguez, TJ Miller, Daniel Henney, Maya Rudolph Director: Don Hall and Chris Williams It's virtually impossible to resist the charm of 'Big Hero 6', the new film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, at whose center is the touching relationship between...
  • 'Interstellar' review: A film that demands not just to be seen, but experienced November 7, 2014

    Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn Director: Christopher Nolan There is something to admire in virtually every frame of Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'. This is a film of soaring ambition, intimate and epic in equal measure; a bold cosmic adventure with plenty wide-eye moments. But it's...
  • 'The Shaukeens' review: A film not worth the price of a ticket November 7, 2014

    Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Lisa Haydon Director: Abhishek Sharma 'The Shaukeens', directed by Tere Bin Laden's Abhishek Sharma and written by Tigmanshu Dhulia, is really two films for the price of one. But sadly neither is worth the price of a ticket. You have the part based...
  • e Lounge Unwind: Actor Matthew McConaughey talks about 'Interstellar' November 6, 2014

    CNN-IBN Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey about his forthcoming Christopher Nolan directed film 'Interstellar'. ...
  • Christopher Nolan striving for empathy of viewers in Interstellar November 6, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Entertainment editor Rajeev Masand met the Oscar nominated director in Los Angeles recently and spoke to him about the making of the film 'Interstellar' which is set in the outer space. ...
  • Watch: Director Ashutosh Gowariker opens up to Rajeev Masand November 1, 2014

    CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand in conversation with renowned director Ashutosh Gowariker. ...
  • Watch: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Super Nani', 'Gone Girl' November 1, 2014

    In this week's episode of 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand reviews two movies 'Super Nani' and 'Gone Girl'. ...
  • 'Super Nani' review: Its earnestness will appeal anyone who likes to be spoon-fed moral science lessons October 31, 2014

    Cast: Rekha, Sharman Joshi, Randhir Kapoor Director: Indra Kumar If I had a swig of Scotch for each time someone tells Rekha that she belongs in the kitchen, I'd be very drunk watching Super Nani. Come to think of it, that just might be the ideal condition under which to take in...
  • 'Gone Girl' review: A gripping, handsomely mounted film October 31, 2014

    Director: David Fincher Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris It's hard to think of a director better suited to bring Gillian Flynn's deliciously twisty bestseller to the screen than David Fincher. Having gravitated consistently towards deeply cynical stories, he has explored the more unsettling elements of human nature with a...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Happy New Year' October 25, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Happy New Year'. ...
  • 'Happy New Year' review: If indulgences were trimmed, this might have been a more enjoyable film October 24, 2014

    Director: Farah Khan Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah, Sonu Sood You'll find yourself chuckling and cringing alternately while watching Happy New Year, in which director Farah Khan skillfully sets up a heist plot against an international dance competition scenario. It's a curious premise, and Farah...
  • Rekha: An Enigma Unravels October 23, 2014

    In a rare interview to CNN-IBN, Bollywood actress Rekha opens about about her life, of which only a little is known to the world. ...
  • Diva means someone who throws tantrums, it isn't me: Rekha October 22, 2014

    It is always interesting to hear Rekha speak about her professional and personal life. The veteran actress, who will soon be seen in 'Super Naani', speaks to CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand about her films, relationships and a lot more. What was Rekha's reply when Rajeev asked her about...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'What If', 'The Judge', 'Sex Tape' and 'Sonali Cable' October 18, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'What If', 'The Judge', 'Sex Tape' and 'Sonali Cable'....
  • 'What If' review: It's a pleasing watch with many charming moments October 17, 2014

    Cast: Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan Directed by: Michael Dowse Twenty-five years since writer Nora Ephron and director Rob Reiner got us to ponder over that inevitable question - Can men and women ever just be friends without sex getting in the way? - comes What If. This enjoyable although far-from-groundbreaking...