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Jam with Scissorkick!

Just came across this cool music blog – Scissorkick. They got some good reviews on upcoming and newly released electronic & rock albums. If you dig alternate music and stuff, Scissorkick might be the blog that you’ll ever need to get in touch with whats happening around the music industry.

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They even got a radio blog in their site for you to listen to some cool music while you are at it. Check it out. They’re cool.

Pokkiri – Potpourri at its best!

Whew! Just finished watching it. I should say it was entertaining, couldn’t fall asleep or walk away, though in some some boring song sequences I had to. But overall, the film turns out to be a successful remake sporting Vijay in the exact same role that all his fans have come to expect from him or rather love watching him perform and nonethless the film has all the essential and usual “Vijay-istic” elements – the punch dialogues, fast action and romance, to remake a successful block-buster into an equally good one.

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I haven’t seen the original Mahesh Babu flick (of the same name) yet, so can’t really make an apples to apples comparison but I read somewhere that Vijay insisted that he does a remake of that. And I believe in my opinion, he did a good job and the role fits him well. Asin, Vadivelu and the rest of the crew don’t entertain much apart from their usual performances. And as far as the direction goes, Prabhu Deva has done a decent job considering the fact this is his debut in directing and the screenplay could have been better. The music is so-so and I could’t seem to recall any number after I watched the movie, except for that mimic of the popular old song – “Vasantha mullai polae”.

I vividly remember how Vijay flicks used to perform while I was in Chennai and can’t forget the huge fanfare they used to create when they were screened, especially at the Prarthana drive-in along the ECR, an area with a dense concentration of Vijay fans. No doubt, ECR will abuzz with the same loyal fans now that Pokkiri is screened there.

In summary, it was a Vijay film that I enjoyed watching after a while and I don’t miss the 2+ hours that I spent watching it.

Netflix launches “Watch Now” feature

Netflix today announced a feature that could enable its customers to instantly download and watch movies on their PCs. The movie rental industry is undergoing some phenomenal changes with respect to content delivery as the business model changes from renting to on-demand digital video delivery.

Netflix faces tough competition from its arch-rival Blockbuster which has recently snatched a fair amount of market share from Netflix, thanks due to its “Total Access” plan. The new video-on demand plan from Netflix is nothing new as it resembles Amazon’s Unbox Video downloads which debuted last year only to find out that it was an utter flop, the reason being their “not-so-user-friendly” terms of service.

I once used to be a Netflix subscriber for about 6 months till I happened to fall as a victim to their infamous throttling and decided to take my business elsewhere and ever since I am a happy camper with Blockbuster online.

However, this feature is a good welcome change from Netflix as it is sort of like a “Pay-per-view’ type and they can’t throttle as they did before. Whatever it is, it remains to be seen as to how this model gets reception from its customer base, given the fact that there are still a lot of unhappy Netflix customers.

Happy Pongal!

Wish you all a very happy Pongal 2007 !! Hope you all had a good time celebrating it.
Its that time of the year for movie buffs who like to watch Pongal releases worth their time , buzzwords I hear are Pokkiri and Azhwar.


Any heads up on how they are? Whatever it is, actress “A-sin” (Without blemish – pure: source: Wiki trivia) is having a roll with 2 flicks coming up this festival season. Good luck to her!