Watched on Tuesday August 28, 2018.


With a wider range of action movies to spoof from, this was much much better than the first part. I now hope there is a third part in the near future.

Thamizh Padam 2 (2018) from IMDb
Directed by C.S. Amudhan. With Iswarya Menon, Shiva, Jiiva, Manobala. A stringent cop tries all the possible ways to nab a dreaded don who poses a big threat to the society.
To take something as funny as a clown 🤡 and make it something to scare the shit out of you is a special talent.

I just told Max a two-minute version of it and I’m hoping it doesn’t scare him…

The last adaptation of a King novel that I had watched (The Dark Tower) was a disappointment.

A decade back, I had read the book and this is what I felt at that time…

Thankfully I never read this when I was a child. A nightmare-inducing tale of growing up in a small town with a resident monster.

To people who had watched Stranger Things first, several scenes would seem familiar. Why they even share an actor!!! But the novel came out first and had inspired Stranger Things television series. Not the other way around.

I’m eager to return to Derry in Chapter 2…

Watched on Saturday July 21, 2018.

My rating: ★★★★

Poster: AMP

It (2017) from IMDb
In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shapeshifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.
It has been years since I watched a movie alone at the theatres. And this one had been pending for a while. So this Sunday, I decided to see if I could get tickets for this blockbuster and I got lucky  – the single seat at the last row (A24).

As a comic book fan, this has been a great opportunity to see how Marvel brings together its various properties and barring a few jarring pieces, they seem to have done a good job.

The interesting thing that I liked in the movie is the juxtaposition of Thanos and the Avengers. Malthusian ideas versus the Agricultural revolution. [via @adactio]

They did well to end the movie on a note that will keep the audiences coming in next year for the conclusion. And since Captain Marvel is scheduled for release in March 2019 just before the second part of Avengers in May 2019, it is a damn good move. After the Ant-Man and the Wasp  releasing in July 2018, there seems to be no Avengers tie-ins  movies scheduled for release till Captain Marvel.

This is a good deal since they can bring back the vanished Avengers before/at/after the climax of the upcoming Avengers conclusion. Since by then, we can have a grand finale with everyone who went missing or are missing joining in. A pity, they cannot bring in Wolverine and the Inhumans for that one. Peter Dinklage was a surprise. though it seems to be still channeling Tyrion Lannister in his role.

[Bugbears] I felt the Cull Obsidian (Black Order in the movies) could’ve been more fearsome and more powerful. All the different places that Thanos destroys, all of them seem very very eerily similar to each other.

Did I like it? Yes. I would give it ★★★½.


Avengers: Infinity War (2018) from IMDb
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.