Game of Thrones – episode 2

I figured if movies deserve a review then this is the mother of all movies and it certainly deserves a review. The first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, made into a miniseries airing on HBO, this matches and tops the other fine HBO offerings. It all starts at the Wall in part 1, and the action moves of Winterfell where the Starks await a visit from the King of the land. Continue reading


Thunderous start – the Game of Thrones!

I was and am a fan of George R R Martin’s series that begins with the Game of Thrones. The book was hard to put down and waiting for every next one was torture until he sort of went to sleep for 4-5 years as we waited and waited. Now the next one is due to be out in July, and mine’s been pre-ordered at Amazon. What better timing that this for HBO to start a miniseries on book one! I am not much of a TV watcher, but HBO was ordered and the DVR fired up. However I could not wait and watched along!
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The Two Faces of Motherhood – Kannathil Muthamittal

I finally snagged a copy of Kannathil Muthamittal through Netflix and spent New Yera’s Eve watching an amazing drama unfold. It began with Shyama (a winsome Nandita Das) getting married to Dhileepan (Chakraborty) in the backwaters of Sri Lanka and then a war takes over their romance. Shyama has to flee to India and is in a refugee camp as she gives birth to a child. Continue reading

Firing neurons, dying brains and alternate reality – Source Code

I was not about to quibble over the scientific accuracy of the premise. My main worry from the promos was that sending a man back over and over again to the exact same scenario could become highly repetitive and boring. Source Code proved to be the exact opposite! It provided an edge of the seat thrill of a chase after a bomber who is about to decimate Chicago. Continue reading