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click.jpgAdam Sandler plays Michael an architect who has a lovely little family. Trouble is he’s a workaholic and has difficulty making time for his family. One night while shopping for a remote control he finds The universal control remote with which he can control time and the events of his life. He can pause, play, fast forward, rewind and even do everything in slow motion which does lead to several comical incidents.

Now you might think this is those laugh out loud comedy…as the trailer might have you believe with it showing pretty much only the comedic scenes…Sure the first hour or so was pretty funny…when Michael still found the remote controller a novelty…something to mute the dog with, recall certain events he’s forgotten, hitting his boss’s face and even fast forwarding being sick…now we all wish that too right. Soon Michael realises there were  consequences for over using the remote controller. That’s when all the drama and seriousness kicks in…and then it wasn’t fun anymore…actually it was rather depressing…especially click2.jpgfor a movie that market itself as a comedy. I mean basically we were watching a man who was helplessly losing his family at such an alarming rate…and all he was trying to do in the beginning was to make time for everyone he loved.

Anyway…overall I rather like it. It was funny and serious at the same time…definitely not what I expected it to it.

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Underworld (2003)

For centuries the Vampires and Lycans have been at war and for a long time, it has been believed that the number of Lycans have been dwindling since the death of their leader Lucian…But during a hunt one night, Selene, a beautiful young vampire uncovers that their numbers may not be as weak as they’ve thought. That night too she meets Michael, the Lycans’ target, and would later fall in love with him.

I would never have watched this movie in the theatres or probably even rent it…hmm, I don’t know why …but the movie didn’t really appeal to me…but it was shown on tv recently…and since there was nothing else on…so I watched it…

And I like it…I do. I like the modern dark gothic setting where the creatures of the night lurk, hunting each other, as the war that has been going for centuries, still rages on…unknowing to the humans. I like how the vampires are portrayed as the aristocrats living in a glorious mansion with a strict hierarchy and traditions and the lycans, no more than street thugs having street fights in the gutter…The action sequences too were cool…and the costumes, of course…Kate Beckinsale looks gorgeous as Selene wearing that sleek skin tight PVC corset like costume, but on the whole, I have to say I really like how they chose to dress the vampires…very very sleek and cool.

What more can I say…I like the story, how everything looks…I just enjoyed watching this movie. An entertaining movie you would definitely want to check out.

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