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'Transcendence' review: The film is clunky and lifeless

If Spike Jonze's 'Her' imagined a delicate, heartfelt romance between man and his artificially intelligent operating system, then 'Transcendence', directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister, takes a less optimistic view of the future, cautioning us about the dangers of relying too heavily on technology. They're two sides of the same coin, but where 'Her' felt fresh, original, and forward-looking, Pfister's film trades in familiar clichés.

11:37 PM, Apr 18, 2014
'2 States' review: It's a long, indulgent film that wears you out

Madrasis are dark, Punjabis are cash-obsessed, and never the twain shall meet. Those familiar prejudices make for a legitimate movie pitch, but '2 States', directed by first-timer Abhishek Varman, is a frustrating case of a promising premise that doesn't fully fructify into a compelling film.

11:34 PM, Apr 18, 2014
Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Bhoothnath Returns', 'Rio 2'

Rajeev Masand reviews Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Bhoothnath Returns' and 'Rio 2' in this episode of Now Showing. Watch the video for more reviews and an interview with Anne Hathaway and Andy Garcia on the making of 'Rio 2'.

11:06 AM, Apr 12, 2014
Idol Chat: Masand in conversation with Anne Hathaway, Andy Garcia

Rajeev Masand interviews Anne Hathaway and Andy Garcia about their film 'Rio 2'. Watch the video for more.

10:59 AM, Apr 12, 2014
'Rio 2' review: The film is predictable yet undeniably entertaining

"Rio 2" has neither the wit of "The Lego Movie", nor the classic appeal of "Frozen", yet it's a perfectly enjoyable sequel, bright and beautiful to look at, and set to a clutch of terrific tunes.

10:34 PM, Apr 11, 2014
'Divergent' review: It's surprisingly dull and feels over-familiar

Name this film. Somewhere in the post-apocalyptic future, a select batch of youngsters is put through life-threatening challenges as part of the rigid designs of a controlling society. But one teenage girl dares to defy the system and rebels against the government. You're thinking "The Hunger Games", aren't you? Actually that's the plot of "Divergent", a sort of Coke Lite version of the Jennifer Lawrence-starring blockbuster franchise.

10:32 PM, Apr 11, 2014
'Bhoothnath Returns' review: The film works as it has a heart

Its release shrewdly timed just as the nation goes to polls, "Bhoothnath Returns" casts a satirical eye on the messy business of Indian politics and the workings of election campaigns.

10:30 PM, Apr 11, 2014
Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Main Tera Hero', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

This week on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Main Tera Hero' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. He also talks to legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan about his film 'Bhootnath Returns'.

01:26 PM, Apr 05, 2014
Idol Chat: Amitabh Bachchan to return as ghost in 'Bhoothnath Returns'

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan will be next seen in 'Bhootnath Returns' as a ghost. The movie is a sequel of 'Bhootnath' and will release on April 11.

01:15 PM, Apr 05, 2014
'Main Tera Hero' review: The film is a series of forced contrivances

David Dhawan's comedies, the best of them, have been cheerfully low-IQ enterprises, constructed around predictable plot lines involving lookalike protagonists, mistaken identities, cheating husbands, and triangular love stories. When Dhawan was at the top of his game, one or any of these standard ideas would have been enough for him to bang out a film filled with non-stop laughs.

10:33 PM, Apr 04, 2014
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' review: It delivers a bang for your buck

The Winter Soldier isn't just a good film; it's a pretty terrific one. Are you surprised? Because I certainly was. Let's face it, Captain America is by far the dullest fella in the Marvel canon, blessed with neither the wit and charm of Iron Man, nor plagued with the angst of Spider-Man, nor grappling with anger issues like The Hulk. He's basically a goody-two-shoes who wears a patriotic skin-tight suit and carries around a shield.

10:28 PM, Apr 04, 2014
Idol Chat: Masand in conversation with David Dhawan, Varun Dhawan

Directed by David Dhawan, 'Main Tera Hero' is a romantic action-comedy. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz andNargis Fakhri in the lead roles. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, David Dhawan, Varun Dhawan talked about the film and events behind the camera. The film is set to be released on April 4.

11:07 AM, Mar 29, 2014
Now Showing: Masand reviews 'O Teri' and 'Youngistaan'

This week on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'O Teri' and 'Youngistaan'. He also talks to director David Dhawan and actor Varun Dhawan on their upcoming film 'Main Tera Hero'.

10:42 AM, Mar 29, 2014
'Youngistaan' review: The film is unnecessarily stretched out

Some of the ideas might have worked if the writing wasn't so surface-level, and if the two main leads could act.

10:40 PM, Mar 28, 2014
'O Teri' review: The film is too shrill, too convoluted and too dumb

Too shrill, too convoluted and too dumb, O Teri is an excruciating test of your patience.

10:35 PM, Mar 28, 2014
Idol Chat: Masand in conversation with Nasreen Kabir, Waheeda Rehman

CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand talks to author Nasreen Munni Kabir and actress Waheeda Rehman on the latter's biography, 'Conversation with Waheeda Rehman'.

03:18 PM, Mar 22, 2014
Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Ankhon Dekhi' and 'Lakshmi'

This week on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Ankhon Dekhi' and 'Lakshmi'. He also talks to author Nasreen Munni Kabir and actress Waheeda Rehman on the latter's biography.

03:11 PM, Mar 22, 2014
'Lakshmi' review: It is weighed down by its 'standard-issue' treatment

In Lakshmi, writer-director Nagesh Kukunoor takes the unfortunate true story of an underage girl sold off to the flesh trade, and delivers a deliberately disturbing film that's often hard to watch.

10:29 AM, Mar 22, 2014
'Ankhon Dekhi' review: It is a flight of fancy

Life is a medley of experiences, but are you savoring them or do you just go through the motions? Through the wonderfully whimsical Ankhon Dekhi, writer-director Rajat Kapoor shows us how the journey could be more meaningful if we lived life the way we choose to. Sanjay Mishra is aptly cast as Bauji, the 55-year-old patriarch of a joint family in Old Delhi.

09:26 AM, Mar 22, 2014
Idol Chat: Kangana shares her 'Queen' experience

After delivering a knock out performance in 'Queen', Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut talked about the success of the film. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev, the actress shares the events behind the camera.

10:32 AM, Mar 15, 2014


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