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  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'What If', 'The Judge', 'Sex Tape' and 'Sonali Cable' 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • 'Sex Tape' review: Overlong and unnecessary, the film will give you a headache 1 week ago

    Director: Jake Kasdan Cast:Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry Only weeks ago a bunch of female celebrities, including Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, woke up to discover that their phones had been hacked and their most private pictures leaked on the Internet. Not surprisingly, a common reaction from those who commented on the...
  • 'Sonali Cable' review: The film has got its moments, but they're few and far between 1 week ago

    Cast: Rhea Chakraborty and Ali Fazal Directed by: Charudutt Acharya Leaping across rooftops (think Spider-man, but without the web-slinging abilities) to fix snapped wires and connections, linking the neighborhood through a maze of criss-crossing overhead cables, Sonali Tandel (Rhea Chakraborty), the protagonist of Sonali Cable, is a hard-working, self-made entrepreneur whose local...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami' and 'Annabelle' October 11, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami' and 'Annabelle'. ...
  • 'Annabelle' review: A spine-tingling horror movie despite an unconvincing climax October 10, 2014

    Director: John R Leonitti Cast: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard The idea of an evil doll as a trigger for a horror story has been adequately exploited in Child's Play and its many Chucky sequels. In Annabelle the creepy possessed doll from last year's The Conjuring gets its own origin story. ...
  • 'Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami' review: Well-intentioned message movie about the value of honesty October 10, 2014

    Director: Ravindra Gautam Cast: Anupam Kher, Neha Dhupia Buried beneath the farcical humor, melodramatic performances and manipulative tear-jerking in Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami is a well-intentioned message movie about the value of honesty. The film is positioned as a satire about politics and corruption, and Rahil Qazi's script makes veiled references to...
  • Idol Chat: Tamil star Vikram talks about his upcoming film 'I' October 4, 2014

    CNN-IBN Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to Tamil star Vikram about his upcoming film 'I'. The actor will be seen playing three roles which include a hunchback and a werewolf. "It takes so much time to put on the make-up. The entire process takes about four hours every time," said the...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Haider' and 'Bang Bang' October 4, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Haider' and 'Bang Bang'. He also talks to Tamil superstar Vikram about the role he plays in his upcoming movie 'I'. ...
  • 'Bang Bang' review: The film isn't unwatchable but certainly tests your patience October 2, 2014

    Director: Siddharth Anand Cast: Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan Bang Bang has two gorgeous leads, some eye-popping stunt scenes, a slew of beautiful locales, and pretty hummable music. It would take an especially awful script and a truly incompetent director to deliver an unwatchable film out of those ingredients. Within the first ten minutes...
  • 'Haider' review: Solid, well-acted movie that deserves your time October 2, 2014

    Director: Vishal Bhardwaj Cast: Tabu, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Kay Kay Menon There's a sweeping, operatic quality to Haider, director Vishal Bhardwaj's robust staging of Hamlet against the troubled landscape of Kashmir at the peak of militancy in the mid-nineties. The ongoing insurgency, which has pitted militants and separatists...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Two night stand' and 'Deliver us from evil' September 27, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Two Night Stand' and 'Deliver Us From Evil'. He also talks to 'Bang Bang' stars Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif about their experience while filming the movie....
  • 'Deliver Us From Evil' review: Some interesting themes at play but not explored with inventiveness September 26, 2014

    Cast: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn Director: Scott Derrickson "Deliver Us From Evil" is supposedly inspired by true events, although you'll be hard pressed to guess what portions in this fairly routine demonic-possession film could possibly be rooted in reality. Director Scott Derrickson employs all the usual clichés of...
  • 'Two Night Stand' review: It's cutesy and inoffensive but also entirely forgettable September 26, 2014

    Cast: Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton and Jessica Szohr Director: Max Nichols Some movies are perfectly watchable, just not compelling enough to make a trip to the cinema for. "Two Night Stand" is one of those films. It's your standard rom-com, featuring pleasant enough actors and a premise that sounds promising. But an...
  • Idol Chat: Farah Khan talks about her upcoming film 'Happy new year' September 20, 2014

    CNNIBN Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to Farah Khan about her upcoming film 'Happy new year'. The big star cast and high budget make it a much talked about film. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'DaawateIshq' and 'Khoobsurat' September 20, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'DaawateIshq' and 'Khoobsurat'. ...
  • 'DaawateIshq' review: The film is unmistakably bland September 19, 2014

    Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra Director: Habib Faisal Texture is everything, and writerdirector Habib Faisal is in on that secret. From the carpurchasing ambition of a middleclass school teacher's family in Do Dooni Chaar, to the rapidly expanding business plans of a pair of hardworking Janakpuri entrepreneurs in Band Baaja Baaraat...
  • 'Khoobsurat' review: For those seeking comfort in the familiar, it's a pretty satisfying watch September 19, 2014

    Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan and Ratna Pathak Director: Shashanka Ghosh The Disney logo at the start of Khoobsurat is a telling sign of what to expect from the film. This isn't so much a remake of the Hrishikesh Mukherjeedirected comedy starring Rekha, as it is a squeakyclean chickflick from the Mouse...
  • 'Creature 3D' review: The film fails spectacularly in getting the basics right September 12, 2014

    Cast: Bipasha Basu, Imran Abbas Naqvi Director: Vikram Bhatt Steven Spielberg famously explained that his decision to reveal as little of the shark as he possibly could, until one was twothirds into Jaws, helped escalate the audience's tension. After all, what really scares you is the stuff you can't see. Director Vikram...
  • 'Finding Fanny' review: Film starts off slowly but draws you into its drama September 12, 2014

    Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor Director: Homi Adajania Five restless Goans, a ratty ol' Dodge, and an unfortunate cat...that's all the ingredients director Homi Adajania employs to whip up the lighthearted souffl that is Finding Fanny. Sprinkled liberally with uproarious humor, the film makes some rather...
  • Idol Chat: 'Finding Fanny' star cast open up on behind the scenes fun September 6, 2014

    CNNIBN Editor Rajeev Masand speaks to the star cast of 'Finding Fanny'. Actors Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor share their experience on working with director Homi Adajania. ...
  • Now Showing: Oscar winning director Danis Tanovic on his movie 'Tigers' September 6, 2014

    Oscar winning director Danis Tanovic speaks about his movie 'Tigers' which is likely to be released in India in 2015. Emraan Hashmi plays the lead in this movie. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Mary Kom' September 6, 2014

    In this episode of 'Now Showing', CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews Priyanka Choprastarrer Mary Kom. ...
  • 'Mary Kom' review: The film is watchable, but never great like it should've been September 5, 2014

    Cast: Priyanka Chopra Director: Omung Kumar In one scene in Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra, playing the titular boxer, has just received a letter in the mail with promising news. Too excited to wait till her husband is out of the shower, she relays the information to him even as he cranks open...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Raja Natwarlal', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Step Up: All In' August 30, 2014

    In this episode on Now Showing, CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Raja Natwarlal', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles', 'Step Up: All In'. Also on the show, Masand talks to Bollywood actress Tabu on her upcoming film 'Haider'. ...
  • 'Raja Natwarlal' review: Interesting story told predictably, it leaves you bored out of your mind August 29, 2014

    Star Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Mallick, Kay Kay, Paresh Rawal, Deepak Tijori, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub Director: Kunal Deshmukh I can think of a few things one could do to bide 2 hours and 20 minutes. Like catch reruns of Modern Family on television, speedread the new Chetan Bhagat bestseller so you don't...
  • 'Step Up: All In' review: Too much plot and less dancing defeats the film's very purpose August 29, 2014

    Cast: Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, and Adam G Sevani Director: Trish Sie With Step Up: All In, we've arrived at the fifth installment in the dancemovie franchise, although let's face it they really keep making the same movie over and over again. Sure the faces change, and they move...
  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' review: Bland, unimaginative, this film needn't have been made August 29, 2014

    Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and William Fichtner Director: Jonathan Liebesman The question you'll likely ponder after watching the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is this: Who exactly is it meant for? The 30somethingyearolds who might be nostalgic about reconnecting with characters from their youth? Or kids themselves, unfamiliar...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Mardaani', 'The Expendables 3' and 'Katiyabaaz' August 23, 2014

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Mardaani', 'The Expendables 3' and 'Katiyabaaz'. ...
  • Idol Chat: Priyanka Chopra on playing Mary Kom August 23, 2014

    Actress Priyanka Chopra whose upcoming movie 'Mary Kom' is all set to hit the theatres speaks about her experience playing the Olympian sportswoman. ...