Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tees Maar Conned

Headed over to the all-Indian theater in Fremont, Big Cinemas Fremont 7, to catch Akshay Kumar in Tees Maar Khan (2010), a Bollywood comedy about a con-artist that hoodwicks an entire village into thinking he's a big time director filming a movie there when he really wants to use the villagers to hijack a train full of loot. There was a packed crowd for our screening that really ate this film up laughing throughout. Lots of wordplay jokes that only make sense if you understand Hindi. But the movie as a whole I found to be a bit of a bore with not enough musical numbers to make it interesting. The running gags also fell flat. Plane called "Con-Air", Siamese Twins super-vilain, and continuous pokes at Danny Boyle and Slumdog Millionaire. Yawn. 5.5/10

Moby Dick (2010) is another recent The Asylum release that, yes, is a modern retelling of that classic story including the Barry Bostwick as Captain Ahab. Oh so clever. But I will go on record as saying this is actually a pretty darn good flick... for The Asylum. More often misses than hits, this one is definitely a better watch than most. 6/10
  • December New: 60
  • December Re-watch: 6
  • December Total: 66
  • 2010 TOTAL: 783

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