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The Night of 1000 Cats, a review by Jimmy


MOVIE / DVD INFO:



Title: The Night of 1000 Cats (1972)
Genre: Horror
Director:Rating: R
Length: 1h02
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:Plot:
t's HUGO & DORGO'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURES! Hunkmaster Hugo (Hugo Stiglitz, TINTORERA) is a millionaire playboy who boogies down in Acapulco and picks up sexy young Euro babes in his private Air Chariot (helicopter). Hugo whisks them away to his secluded old castle, where he wines, dines and seduces them with his hot, bland look. With the aid of his little, bald mute helper Dorgo (professional wrestler Gerardo "El Romana" Zepeda, EL TOPO), he kills his dates, keeping their heads in a crystal cage and feeding their chopped up body parts to his 1,000-strong army of blood thirsty, flesh hungry cats. It's meowtime in Acapulco tonight! From Master of horror director Rene Cardona Jr.!

My Thoughts:
Thank God it's the US version... why? Because the original version runs from 30 minutes and all those minutes are helicopter flying... not that we don't do an helicopter overdose in the short US version since half of the movie is that :weep:

Maybe if you are a big helicopter fan this is the film for you :hmmmm:

For the rest this is mostly boring non-sense where we have no clue of who are all those peoples and why anything happen...

At least there is a lot of cats so maybe if you are a cat maniac you'll root for them when they eat and kill people we don't care about because we don't know who they are :shrug:

But maybe not... the cats are quite mistreated and they sure don't look happy (but of course a cat rarely looks happy. so what do I know maybe they had the time of their life...). Also at one point one cat is drowned at least it didn't look like a fake one to me.

Rating :

(From Jimmy's - 2013 Ooctober Horror Marathon on October 25th, 2013)

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3 Idiots , a review by Tom


     3 Idiots (2009/India)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Reliance BIG Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Director:Rajkumar Hirani
Writing:Abhijat Joshi (Story By), Rajkumar Hirani (Story By), Abhijat Joshi (Screenwriter), Rajkumar Hirani (Screenwriter), Chetan Bhagat (Original Material By)
Length:170 min.
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen
Audio:Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1, Hindi: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:Arabic, English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Aamir Khan as Rancho
Kareena Kapoor as Pia
R. Madhavan as Farhan
Sharman Joshi as Raju
Omi as Chatur

Plot:
Two friends [R Madhavan and Sharman Joshi] embark on a quest for a lost buddy. On this journey, they encounter a long forgotten bet, a wedding they must crash, and a funeryl that goes impossibly out of control. As they make their way through the perilous landscape, another journey begins: their inner journey through memory lane and the story of their friend -- the irrepressible free-thinker Rancho [Aamir Khan], who in his unique way, touched and changed their lives. It's a story of their hostel days that swings between Rancho's romance with the spirited Pia [Kareena Kapoor], and his clash with an oppressive mentor, Viru Sahastrabudhhe [Boman Irani]. And then one day, suddenly, Rancho vanishes... Who was he? Where did he cotme from? Why did he leave?

The friend who influenced and inspired them to think creatively and independently, even as the conformist world called them three idiots. Where is the original idiot now? Finally, in misty mountains of unparalleled beauty, the friends find the key to the secret.

Three Idiots is a comedy of ideas that is as provocative as it is funny, as wildly entertaining as it is insightful. A laugh-riot that talks about the most important of human pursuits: self-actualization.

Awards:
Won:
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Dialogue (Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Director (Rajkumar Hirani)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Film
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Screenplay (Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Chopra, Abhijat Joshi)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Story (Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Supporting Actor (Boman Irani)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Actress (Kareena Kapoor)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Background Score (Sanjay Wandrekar, Atul Raninga, Shantanu Moitra)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Cinematography (C.K. Muraleedharan)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Dialogue (Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Director (Rajkumar Hirani)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Editing (Rajkumar Hirani)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Lyricist (Swanand Kirkire)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Male Playback ("Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who": Shaan)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Movie (Vidu Vinod Chopra)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Screenplay (Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Song Recording (Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Sachi K Sanghvi)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Sound Recording (Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Nihal Ranjan Samel)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Sound Re-Recording (Anup Dev)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Story (Abhijat Joshi, Raj Kumar Hirani, Vidu Vinod Chopra)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Supporting Actor (Sharman Joshi)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Villain (Boman Irani)
Nominated:
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Actor (Aamir Khan)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Actress (Kareena Kapoor)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Female Playback Singer ("Zoobi Doobi": Shreya Ghoshal)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Supporting Actor (R Madhavan)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Supporting Actor (Sharman Joshi)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Actor (Aamir Khan)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Comedian (Omi Vaidya)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Female Playback ("Zoobi Doobi": Shreya Ghoshal)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Music Director (Shantanu Moitra)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Supporting Actor (R. Madhavan)

Extras:
  • Outtakes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Scene Access
  • Trailers


My Thoughts:
An highly acclaimed movie and currently India's highest crossing at that (breaking the record set by Ghajini, also with Aamir Khan). I really enjoyed it. Aamir Khan did a great performance as usual. His character reminded me a little bit of a mix of his characters in "Taare Zameen Par" and "Lagaan". Kareena Kapoor had not much to do. She was okay. Though for some reason glasses do not work for her in my opinion. She doesn't seem natural with them.
Despite what the title and the cover alludes, these are not idiots. Especially not the kind of "Dumb and Dumber". These are Engineering students striking up a friendship with the free-spirited and outside-of-the-box thinking Rancho, played by Aamir Khan.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on March 17th, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom


     Inspector Gadget: The Gadget Files (1983/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

(United States)
Length:110 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:



Inspector Gadget
1.01 Winter Olympics

This is a series I loved to watch as a kid. This is a typical episode. Not much of a series which can be enjoyed as an adult but I guess as a kid it doesn't bother that this is a one-joke premise.

Rating:

(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on June 3rd, 2012)