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  • '22 Jump Street' review: The movie is wildly entertaining, hilarious and cleverly written 26 minutes ago

    Cast: Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill return as a pair of unlikely, bumbling cops in 22 Jump Street, one of those rare comedy sequels that succeeds in delivering even more laughs than its winning original. Returning directors Phil Lord and Christopher...
  • 'Hercules' review: The film is watchable and occasionally good fun too 26 minutes ago

    Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt Director: Brett Ratner Die-hard fans of Gladiator and 300 would do well to stay away from director Brett Ratner's Hercules, a trashy swords-and-sandals saga based on the brawny titular hero of Greek mythology. Ratner possesses neither Ridley Scott's refined...
  • Peek-a-boo: Have you seen these 18 horror, sci-fi movies? 6 days ago

    If you're a fan of Edgar Allen Poe, Bram Stoker or Mary Shelley, among others, you'll have realised that there's nothing more fun than sitting alone in a dark room, surrounding yourself with pillows, covering yourself in blanket and watching a really scary movie. It gets even better when you...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Kick', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' 1 week ago

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Kick' and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. ...
  • 'Kick' review: It has a mission to reinforce that Salman may be a bad boy but has a heart of gold 6 days ago

    Cast: Salman Khan,Jacqueline Fernandez and Randeep Hooda Director: Sajid Nadiadwala If you look really closely, you'll notice that the new Salman Khan starrer Kick is fashioned as a mirror to his own life. Directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, this is a movie on a mission. A mission to whitewash the actor's controversial personal...
  • 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' review: Whimsical, busy, irresistibly charming, an absolute must-watch 6 days ago

    Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric Director: Wes Anderson Few modern filmmakers can claim to leave as distinct a stamp on their work as Wes Anderson. His cinematic style and visual language is so unique, you recognize it just moments into a film: the brightly colored dollhouse aesthetic of his...
  • Watch: This hilarious review of 'Prem Aggan' explains how the movie had the maximum exercise and innuendos ever! July 24, 2014

    Not everyone has had the esteemed privilege of watching Fardeen Khan's debut movie 'Prem Aggan'. Nobody knew the movie was full of 'exercise', innuendos, and the least acting ever (this we knew) until this extremely hilarious review opened our eyes. YouTube star Kanan Gill shared a review of the movie...
  • 'Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!' 10 most memorable closing scenes and dialogues from Bollywood movies July 22, 2014

    There's a Bollywood dialogue for every occasion ranging from romance to tragedy. 'Ye shaadi nahi ho sakti', 'main tumhare bacche ki maa banne wali hoon', and 'kaan khol ke sun lo' must be the most clichéd and frequently repeated ones, but what you walk away with from the theatre at...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Pizza', 'Begin Again' and 'Amit Sahni Ki List' July 19, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Pizza', 'Begin Again' and 'Amit Sahni Ki List'. ...
  • 'Begin Again' review: The film is enjoyable while it lasts but not memorable enough July 19, 2014

    Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine Director: John Carney It is hard to repeat or even recreate the innocent charm of a film as terrific as 'Once'- a musical romance between an Irish busker and an immigrant flower-seller that unfolds almost entirely on the streets of Dublin- but this did...
  • 'Amit Sahni Ki List' review: Fresh, enjoyable but falls short due to director's conservative thinking July 19, 2014

    Cast: Vir Das, Vega Tamotia, Kavi Shastri, Natasha Rastogi, Anindita Nayar Director: Ajay Bhuyan 'Amit Sahni Ki List', there's a reason I'm deeply suspicious of Bollywood rom-coms; they tend to start off promisingly but almost always lose direction around the halfway mark. The quirky humor you enjoyed so much vanishes shortly after...
  • 'Pizza' review: This 'pizza' is stale July 19, 2014

    Cast: Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Dipannita Sharma Director: Akshay Akkineni Both thrills and logic are in short supply in 'Pizza', remake of the 2012 Tamil super-hit about a timid pizza delivery boy and the repercussions of his supposed brush with the supernatural. The fault lies not in the fact that director Akshay...
  • e Lounge: In conversation with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt July 13, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt talk about their film 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'. Also, on the show Varun Dhawan talks about his college days. ...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' review: A blockbuster which offer big thrills July 12, 2014

    Cast: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell, Keri Russell Director: Matt Reeves A machine-gun wielding angry ape, charging on horseback, spraying bullets at his human adversaries...it's one of those images that'll likely stay with you long after you've watched 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', the terrific sequel...
  • 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' review: With two terrific leads, the film works despite employing every predictable trope July 12, 2014

    Cast: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Ashutosh Rana and Siddharth Shukla Director: Shashank Khaitan In the very opening credits sequence of 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', the film's hero, played by Varun Dhawan, is seen getting teary eyed as he catches the umpteenth rerun of 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' on television. Directed by debutant...
  • 'Zohra Sehgal loved getting manicures': Twitterati remembers and pays a tribute to Bollywood's 'laadli' July 10, 2014

    The Bollywood diva's death is definitely a big loss to art and culture. She was a legend in true sense and her demise has left everyone in shock, including the film fraternity. Here's what the Twitterati has to say about the doyenne of the Indian theatre. ...
  • Watch: Salman Khan speaks Marathi as the topi-wearing 'bhau', in the new teaser for Riteish Deshmukh's 'Lai Bhari' July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Salman Khan, who is fondly referred to as 'bhai', by all his fans, has donned the avatar of a Marathi 'bhau' (which literally means brother) for Riteish Deshmukh's first Marathi film 'Lai Bhari'. Dressed in an all-white outfit and wearing a white Gandhi topi, Khan looks like he...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you guess the literary works these Bollywood films are based on? July 7, 2014

    This is a good time to test your literary accomplishments. While these works of literature are popular and timeless, the characters in the films are familiar and vibrant. ...
  • 'The Fault In Our Stars' review: Smart, caustic, funny, this love story will bring you to tears July 5, 2014

    Cast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell and Willem Dafoe Director Josh Boone 'The Fault in Our Stars', a love story between two dying teenagers, opens with a voiceover from its leading lady Shailene Woodley, promising that this isn't your typical melodrama that "sugarcoats" the hard bits or...
  • 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' review: You will be bored out of your mind July 5, 2014

    Cast: Armaan Jain and Deeksha Seth Director: Arif Ali Remember 'Saathiya', in which Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukherjee played young sweethearts who elope and marry, only to find themselves constantly bickering and regretting their hasty decision? Now take that film and drain out the crackling chemistry of its leads, wipe out every...
  • 'Bobby Jasoos' review: Film disappoints, but Vidya shines once again July 5, 2014

    Cast: Vidya Balan, Ali Fazal, Supriya Pathak, Rajendra Gupta and Tanvi Azmi Director: Samar Shaikh From a bearded old maulvi in the film's opening scene, to a beggar, a bangle-seller, a giant-bosomed TV show producer, even a buck-toothed and balding palm reader, Vidya Balan assumes multiple disguises for her role as an...
  • Bollywood's half-year report card: The hits and misses July 1, 2014

    Half way through the year, it's time to take a look at some of the hits and misses at the Box Office in 2014. CNN-IBN correspondent Mihir Trivedi does some number crunching to find out which films were the biggest earners and which ones surprised the viewers. ...
  • Inox in talks to buy Satyam Cineplexes June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Multiplex operator Inox Leisure is in talks with Satyam Cineplexes to buy the Gurgaon-based rival, a move which would expand its foothold further in the film exhibition market in the northern region. According to the sources, Inox is in talks with Satyam Cineplexes to acquire its movie exhibition business. "We...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you guess which Bollywood movies have we taken these images from? June 29, 2014

    From famous movies, heroes and heroines and songs, most Indians have been brought up on a steady diet of Indian cinema. Try and guess what movies we have taken these stills from. A hint: All of the films are from this year. All the best! ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews ' Ek Villain' and ' Transformers: Age of Extinction' June 28, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Ek Villain' and 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews ' Transformers: Age of Extinction' June 28, 2014

    This week on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Mark Wahlberg and Joshua Joyce starrer 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'. ...
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' review: Despite script holes, hammy acting, it is a step up from the last film June 27, 2014

    Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Joshua Joyce, Harold Attinger, Tessa Yeager Director: Michael Bay More than anything else, you'll wish you'd carried a cushion to watch 'Transformers: Age of Extinction', the noisy fourth entry in Michael Bay's robots-versus-robots film series, which clocks in at a butt-punishing 165 minutes. To be fair, 'Age of Extinction'...
  • 'Ek Villain' review: Moderately fulfilling, the film's real villain is a lousy script June 28, 2014

    Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Ritesh Deshmukh Director: Mohit Suri Five minutes into Mohit Suri's 'Ek Villain', and a major character is killed off. Great way to get your attention. The rest of the film is divided between flashbacks of a charming love story, and a somewhat unconvincing revenge mission. ...
  • Are you struggling with this cock?: 26 hilarious subtitle fails in South Indian films that make you wonder what they were thinking June 25, 2014

    You've definitely watched a South Indian movie dubbed in Hindi, but have you tried watching a South Indian movie with English subtitles? Romance, tragedy, drama, everything ends up in a hilarious comic scene if you went by anything the subtitles have to say. Here are some of the worst English...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you answer these 5 questions on popular Bollywood stars? June 24, 2014

    We are sure that you all are grinning and full of yourselves because you were able to get a 100% score on yesterday's quiz. Newsflash: that was an easy one. You know, just to get you started. Are you ready for this now? On you marks, get set, go! ...