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I am actress, still trying to make my foothold strong in Bollywood. I had made a debut in Bollywood in 2004 but that went unnoticed and I moved on to south industry.

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Vidya Balan at 'The Wrong Turn' book launch
Varun Dhawan promoting 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania'
Swara Bhaskar at 'Hawa Badlo' screening
 
About Laya Maheshwari: I write at http://iwatchiread.com
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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey review on 4/8/2013 2:02:35 PM
     
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Rating: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie rating: 0 out of 10

    In this piece I won’t talk about the decision to shoot and project in 48fps. I won’t talk about how the advances (or lack thereof) in special effects reflect in this new technology. I won’t even talk about the 3D, and whether Peter Jackson is – in this regard – an Ang Lee (in Life of ...more

     
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    Perks Of Being A Wallflower review on 4/8/2013 2:01:05 PM
     
    Perks Of Being A Wallflower

    Rating: Perks Of Being A Wallflower movie rating: 0 out of 10

    The high school coming-of-age drama is my personal soft spot.

    It’s been so for a long time. For me, there was always an intrinsic appeal to watching an adolescent (or, as is often the case, a group of them) stumble through school, family, love and life and walk out of these adventures ...
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    Looper review on 4/8/2013 1:59:38 PM
     
    Looper

    Rating: Looper movie rating: 8 out of 10

    Originally, I wasn’t going to write a review for Looper.

    Director Rian Johnson’s third feature (he’s made Brick and The Brothers Bloom earlier) came out worldwide a fortnight ago and has already been the subject of intense reviews, conversations, praise and dissections online. ...
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    The Raid Redemption review on 5/14/2012 9:04:43 AM
     
    The Raid Redemption

    Rating: The Raid Redemption movie rating: 9 out of 10

    I’ve seen The Raid (*) twice now. It’s the best action film I’ve seen in years and years.
    I tried to write a conventional review for The Raid. I really did. But, after staring at a blank screen for more minutes than I’d like to admit, I realized that trying something different for ...
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    Dark Shadows review on 5/14/2012 8:57:41 AM
     
    Dark Shadows

    Rating: Dark Shadows movie rating: 5 out of 10

    Wikipedia describes Dark Shadows as a "Gothic horror comedy-drama film."

    If I could only meet Tim Burton once, I'd love to ask him which one (or two) of those words did he really want this film to be.

    I am trying, but I can't recall any film in recent memory that is ...
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    Hugo review on 5/10/2012 1:04:13 PM
     
    Hugo

    Rating: Hugo movie rating: 0 out of 10

    It’s nearly a year since The Artist first screened to audiences.

    And it’s nearly a year now people have been calling it a love letter to just about everything under the Sun.

    While I completely understand if someone likes the film, the reasons they give for liking the ...
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    Safe review on 5/5/2012 1:35:15 AM
     
    Safe

    Rating: Safe movie rating: 5 out of 10

    I find it hard to review a film like Safe.

    If it's a movie I love, I can't wait to sit in front of the screen and fashion a paean. If it's a movie I dislike, then I like to write out my gripes with it and, often enough, they come easily too. If it's a movie I have conflicted ...
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    The Avengers review on 5/4/2012 12:58:52 PM
     
    The Avengers

    Rating: The Avengers movie rating: 8 out of 10

    Joss Whedon gets it.

    How do you take a green monster prone to rampage, a billionaire playboy with an overwhelming suit of armor, a serum-enhanced soldier who’s the epitome of earnestness and the Norse God of Thunder and cram them together in a team?

    How do you create ...
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    The Lucky One review on 5/3/2012 1:15:46 PM
     
    The Lucky One

    Rating: The Lucky One movie rating: 0 out of 10

    Film is a manipulative art form. The reason a director positions his actors in a frame in a particular way, makes them say some lines with a certain inflection and later has the scene scored to one specific piece of music is so that she can manipulate you to achieve her intended effect. ...more

     
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    21 Jump Street review on 4/21/2012 6:20:54 PM
     
    21 Jump Street

    Rating: 21 Jump Street movie rating: 7 out of 10

    Just how funny is 21 Jump Street? I first saw the film two weeks ago. Since then, not only have I seen it another time but I’ve also burst out laughing on numerous occasions just because I remembered some random line or gag from the movie.

    So, yeah: I’d say it’s very funny.

    The ...
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    Mirror Mirror review on 4/21/2012 1:08:34 PM
     
    Mirror Mirror

    Rating: Mirror Mirror movie rating: 6 out of 10

    I have a confession to make.

    I had completely written off Mirror Mirror, Tarsem Singh’s latest, on the basis of its promotional material. It may have been presumptuous and altogether unfair but with trailers this mediocre, I had little-to-no hopes from this. However, news like ...
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    Titanic review on 4/16/2012 1:42:36 PM
     
    Titanic

    Rating: Titanic movie rating: 8 out of 10

    Titanic is just one of the very few, isn't it?

    Of course, since its release, there have been films which ended up costing more. A film has grossed more at the box-office. Multiple blockbuster epics have been critical and commercial successes. Its production design and special ...
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    Battleship review on 4/16/2012 1:39:55 PM
     
    Battleship

    Rating: Battleship movie rating: 4 out of 10

    In the very first scene in Battleship, a $200m summer popcorn flick based on the Hasbro board game ("based" being used in the loosest terms imaginable), a scientist explains what a habitable planet is to a room full of NASA staff.

    Let me reiterate that, for added impact: He explains ...
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