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  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Alone', 'I', 'The Theory of Everything', 'American Sniper', and 'Paddington' January 17, 2015

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews, two Bollywood movies, 'Alone', 'I' and three Hollywood movies, 'The Theory of Everything', 'American Sniper', and 'Paddington'. ...
  • 'American Sniper' review: It is a blunt, uncomfortable and thought-provoking film January 16, 2015

    Cast: Bradley Cooper and Kyle Gallner Director: Clint Eastwood Bradley Cooper's measured performance in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is one that stays with you. It burrows its way into a faraway corner of your consciousness and just stays there. For days. Cooper plays real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, on whose memoir the...
  • 'Paddington' review: It's warm and full of affection; a film one shouldn't miss January 16, 2015

    Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters Director: Paul King Paddington, like some of the best children's films, is clever, funny, and likely to appeal as much to adults. Based on the popular children's books by Michael Bond, the film, about a small talking bear with a Marmalade habit, is in equal...
  • 'The theory of everything' review: The movie is worth a watch for the performances January 16, 2015

    Cast: Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones Director: James Marsh The Theory of Everything is an ordinary film about an extraordinary life. Director James Marsh takes a conventional approach to telling the complex life story of brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking, one of the most fascinating figures in modern history. The film's strength is...
  • 'I' review: There's a lesson in I for makers of masala movies January 16, 2015

    Cast: Vikram and Amy Jackson Director: Shankar The highly anticipated romantic thriller I from visionary Tamil director Shankar is a work of staggering ambition, somewhat weighed down by the filmmaker's own indulgence. Clocking in at a butt-numbing three hours and six minutes, the film works off a busy story that's centered on...
  • 'Alone' review: No more than two decent scares in this criminally uninspired film January 16, 2015

    Cast: Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover Director: Bhushan Patel Buried somewhere beneath all the shrieks and scares in the ominously titled horror film Alone is a black comedy straining to reveal itself. Think about it: one half of a pair of conjoined twins demands to be surgically cut off from her...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Tevar', 'Big Eyes' and 'Taken 3' January 10, 2015

    In this episode of Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews, Amit Ravindernath Sharma directed 'Tevar' and two Hollywood movies 'Big Eyes' and 'Taken 3'. He also talks to team of upcoming Tamil romantic thriller 'I' - Vikram, Shankar, AR Rahman and PC Sreeram. ...
  • 'Taken 3' review: The film wastes your time and money January 9, 2015

    Cast: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace Director: Olivier Megaton In a recent interview while promoting the film, Liam Neeson said: "It would be insulting if someone got taken in Taken 3." Evidently the 62-year-old star of the money-grabbing action franchise is aware of just how ridiculous these...
  • 'Big Eyes' review: It's a film that keeps you riveted through its drama January 9, 2015

    Cast: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Jon Polito, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, and Terence Stamp Director: Tim Burton There's barely a trace of Tim Burton's signature elements in 'Big Eyes' - no Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter, no Gothic stylings, no creepy monsters - and yet, this true-life story about...
  • 'Tevar' review: It's an exhausting film January 9, 2015

    Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpai Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma 'Tevar', starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, is an exhausting film. The kind that leaves you feeling like you've just run the marathon... but with none of the satisfaction, or the sense of achievement that comes with reaching the...
  • Idot Chat: Priyanka Chopra talks about her 2015 releases 'Dil Dhadakne Do', 'Bajirao Mastani' January 3, 2015

    In exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra talks about how she plans her career and what goes into taking the decisions that she does. She also talks about her upcoming releases in 2015 'Dil Dhadakne Do', 'Bajirao Mastani'. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Unbroken' January 3, 2015

    On the first episode of Now Showing in 2015, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews the Hollywood movie 'Unbroken' directed by Angelina Jolie. He also talks to Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra about how she plans her career and what goes into taking the decisions that she does. ...
  • 'Unbroken' review: The film is respectable, competently directed, performed January 2, 2015

    Cast: Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson Director: Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie's second film as director, Unbroken, is based on the amazing true-life story of former Olympic runner Louis Zamperini who spent two-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war during World War II. The film has enough plot to fill three full-length...
  • Watch: Rajeev Masand reviews 'PK' December 20, 2014

    In this week's episode of 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand reviews 'PK'. ...
  • 'PK' review: It's a courageous film that sticks to Hirani's well-oiled formula December 19, 2014

    Director: Rajkumar Hirani Cast: Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Anushka Sharma Two films may be too few to base a theory on, but it does appear that in Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani, Bollywood has found an actor/director pair committed to telling brave, relevant stories, the sort rarely tackled in mainstream popular...
  • Watch: Rajeev Masand reviews 'The Hobbit' and talks to actor Deepika Padukone December 14, 2014

    In this week's episode of 'Now Showing', Rajeev Masand reviews Hollywood movie 'The Hobbit' and talks to actresses Deepika Padukone. ...
  • The cleavage controversy has taught me a lot, says Deepika Padukone December 14, 2014

    Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone talks about the cleavage controversy and the lessons she has learnt from it. She also stresses on the need for a salary hike for actresses. ...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' review: The film has awe, spectacle and some nice light-hearted moments December 12, 2014

    Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage It's hard not to be overcome with nostalgia while watching The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the last chapter in Peter Jackson's trilogy of The Lord of the Rings prequels, and the presumed end to his massively successful journey through...
  • Watch: Masand reviews 'Action Jackson', 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain', 'Sulemani Keeda' December 6, 2014

    In this episode, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Action Jackson', 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain', 'Sulemani Keeda'. He also talked to actress Aishwarya Rai, who will make her comeback after four years. ...
  • Aishwarya Rai gears up for her comeback after 4 years, calls Ranbir Kapoor adorable December 6, 2014

    Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai will return to big screen next year after a gap of four years. She will make a comeback with Ranbir Kapoor, whom she calls adorable, talented. ...
  • 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain' review: There is a sense of drama in the final moments December 5, 2014

    Director: Ravi Kumar Cast: Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen, Warren Anderson, Rajpal Yadav This month, it will be exactly 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's biggest industrial disaster. In September, Warren Anderson died, without ever having faced trial in India for his role in the horrific catastrophe. Anderson was the...
  • 'Action Jackson' review: The film is an orgy of bloody fight scenes December 5, 2014

    Director: Prabhudheva Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam It takes a special kind of talent to make a film as awful as Action Jackson, so it should come as no surprise that it's been directed by Prabhudheva, the man who inflicted on us all kinds of pain that we otherwise refer...
  • 'Sulemani Keeda' review: The film is refreshingly authentic in its portrayal of friendship December 5, 2014

    Director: Amit Masurkar Cast: Naveen Kasturia, Mayank Tewari, Aditi Vasudev There's not much by way of a groundbreaking plot in debutant writer-director Amit Masurkar's Sulemani Keeda, but this tale of two struggling screenwriters seeking a break in Bollywood feels surprisingly astute. Anyone who's spent an evening hanging out at one of Versova's...
  • Watch: Masand reviews 'Ungli', 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay', 'Penguins of Madagascar' November 29, 2014

    In this episode, CNN-IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews movies, 'Ungli', 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' and 'Penguins of Madagascar'. ...
  • 'Penguins of Madagascar' review: The movie feels surprisingly underwhelming November 28, 2014

    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 November 28, 2014

    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 November 28, 2014

    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' November 22, 2014

    CNN-IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Happy Ending' and 'Dumb And Dumber To' in this episode of Now Showing. ...
  • Idol Chat: In conversation with Emraan Hashmi November 22, 2014

    Ahead of the release of his movie 'Ungli', actor Emraan Hashmi gets candid with CNN-IBN movies Editor Rajeev Masand and speaks about the ups and downs in his career in the last few years. ...
  • 'Dumb and Dumber To' review: Film is overdependent on old gags November 21, 2014

    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...