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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bodyguard - Movie Reviews [25 Reviews in 1 Post]

Celebrity Reviews From Twitter

ReemaDebnath Reema Debnath

Don't misunderstand #Bodyguard as just another masala film. Its a good film with a pure love story for today's generation. Lovely is Lovely.

arbaazSkhan Arbaaz Khan

Inshallah ! BODYGUARD is gonna be another big blockbuster from Salman. Wishing my sister and Atul all the success. Eid hatrick on the way :)

afsanaahmed afsana ahmed 

3 more screenings of Bodyguard tom nite.1 by Sallu's dad Salim Khan at Ketnav,2nd by his mom at Yashraj n 3rd again by them late in d nite.
 2day's screening of Bodyguard ws by Salman Khan for Yash Chopra,few friends and d team of Ek Tha Tiger. Liked it:) Will post d review tom.

taran_adarsh taran adarsh (after watching spl screening)

'Bodyguard': Expect a big bonanza this Eid. Salman Khan like never before!

realpreityzinta Preity zinta

@BeingSalmanKhan Just saw BODYGUARD! Salman U n Kareena Rock! Its FAB & the action is AMAZING ! All da best This one is full Paisa Vasool :)

hvijan Hitesh Vijan

screened #bodyguard last night... Looks like Mr. Khan has another hit coming his way
#Bodyguard is a full on salman khan entertainer. 3.5 to 4 stars

RealBoxOffice Real Box Office

Watching Bodyguard preview .. Half way thru .. We can just say its FANTABULOUS! Salman is potrayed like never before!

Ankush7264 Ankush Thakur

     Just watched 'BODYGUARD',,,No wonder if it will surpass 3 Idiots or Dabang's record,,

deannepanday deanne panday

Bodyguard rocks.. Congrats baby n Atul, salman is so cute in the film.. Biggest hit... See it friends:):):)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nokia 700 – World's smallest smartphone (first 'Symbian Belle' phone)

HONG KONG – Our first new smartphone featuring the Symbian Belle operating system, the Nokia 700, is launched today. The Nokia 700 boasts the honour of being the most compact touch monoblock smartphone in the market right now. This is a tiny device, but it also packs quite a punch when it comes to functionality. All the details after the break.

Coming with Symbian Belle preinstalled, this is a smaller, smoother Symbian experience than you’ve ever had before. The Nokia 700 measures just 110 x 50.7 x 9.7mm and weighs only 96g. It’s ideal for people who want a smartphone that slips easily into their pocket but don’t want to miss out on modern smartphone functionality.

Like our other recent smartphones, the Nokia 700 offers a pentaband radio, WiFi and up to HSUPA 3G data transfers. It’s powered by a 1GHz processor, and also incorporates GPS, a compass, Bluetooth and an FM radio. The battery life is rated at up to 7.3 hours talk-time or up to 465 hours on standby. There’s a 5-megapixel full focus camera with an LED flash for capturing pictures and video. It comes with 2GB of user memory plus a MicroSD card slot for up to 32GB of extra storage.

The screen is a 3.2-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with gorilla glass on top. This gives excellent brightness and contrast: it almost looks as though the icons are painted on the surface.
There’s also NFC built in, so you can touch to share pictures, use NFC-enabled accessories such as the Nokia Play 360°, and enjoy more applications as they arrive.

The Nokia 700 is also our greenest phone to date. Like all our other Nokia devices, it’s free of pollutants like PVC, RFR and BFR. It’s also constructed using materials like bio-plastics, recycled plastics and recycled metals. Thanks to the AMOLED screen, ambient light sensor and power-save mode, the Nokia 700 will remain environmentally responsible throughout its life. Like every Nokia, it can be 100% recycled once it’s time to move on.

Coming in cool grey, silver/white, coral red, peacock blue and purple varieties, the Nokia 700 is expected to retail at around EUR 270 without local taxes or operator subsidies and is expected to become available in the third quarter of 2011.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Onam Special Movies in Malayalam Channels


Asianet Onam Movies 2011

Asianet Premiering the Movies Best Actor, Anwar, Traffic, Karyasthan, Kudumbasree Travels, Lucky Jokers, Payyans, Four Friends etc During the Onam Season 2011

Asianet Onam Films 2011 – Best Actor

Best Actor

Asianet Onam Films 2011 – Anwar


Asianet Onam Films 2011 – Karyasthan


Asianet Onam Films 2011 – Traffic


Asianet Onam Films 2011 – Payyans


Asianet Onam Films 2011 – Four Friends

Four Friends

Asianet Onam Films 2011 – Kudumbasree Travels

Kudumbasree Travels

Asianet Onam Films 2011 – Lucky Jokers

Lucky Jokers

Surya TV Onam Movies 2011

Surya Tv Onam Films 2011 Are Pranchiyettan and The Saint,Apoorva Ragam,Arjunan Saakshi,College Days,Elsamma Enna Aankutty,Ithu Nammude Katha,Not Out,Plus Two,Sahasram, Best Of Luck,Race Etc

Surya TV Onam Movies 2011 – Pranchiyettan and The Saint

Pranchiyettan And The Saint

Surya TV Onam Movies 2011 – Apoorva Ragam

Apoorva Ragam

Surya TV Onam Movies 2011 – Arjunan Saakshi

Arjunan Saakshi

Surya TV Onam Movies 2011 – College Days

College Days

Surya TV Onam Movies 2011 – Elsamma Enna Aankutty

Elsamma Enna Aankutty

Surya TV Onam Movies 2011 – Ithu Nammude Katha

Ithu Nammude Katha

Surya TV Onam Movies 2011 – Not Out

Not Out

Surya TV Onam Movies 2011 – Plus Two

Plus Two

Surya TV Onam Movies 2011 – Sahasram


Surya TV Onam Movies 2011 – Best Of Luck

Best Of Luck

Surya TV Onam Movies 2011 – Race


Amrita TV Onam Films 2011

Amrita Tv Premiering the Malayalam Movies Shikkar, Vande Matharam, Doubles, Chaverpada,  Koottukar, Pathinonnil Vyazham etc during the Onam Season 2011. Chattambinadu, Mummy and Me also Showing during this season.

Amrita TV Onam Films 2011 – Shikkar


Amrita TV Onam Films 2011 – Vande Matharam

Vande Matharam

Amrita TV Onam Films 2011 – Doubles


Amrita TV Onam Films 2011 – Chaverpada


Amrita TV Onam Films 2011 – Koottukar


Amrita TV Onam Films 2011 – Pathinonnil Vyazham

Pathinonnil Vyazham

Kairali Tv Onam Films 2011

Kairali Tv Onam Films 2011 – Pokkiriraja


Kairali Tv Onam Films 2011 – Malarvaadi Arts Club

Malarvaadi Arts Club

Kairali Tv Onam Films 2011 – Holidays


Kairali Tv Onam Films 2011 – Sagar Alias Jacky

Sagar Alias Jackey

Kairali Tv Onam Films 2011 – I.G


What is the Jan Lokpal Bill, why it's important ?


The Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen's ombudsman Bill) is a draft anti-corruption bill drawn up by prominent civil society activists seeking the appointment of a Jan Lokpal, an independent body that would investigate corruption cases, complete the investigation within a year and envisages trial in the case getting over in the next one year.

Drafted by Justice Santosh Hegde (former Supreme Court Judge and former Lokayukta of Karnataka), Prashant Bhushan (Supreme Court Lawyer) and Arvind Kejriwal (RTI activist), the draft Bill envisages a system where a corrupt person found guilty would go to jail within two years of the complaint being made and his ill-gotten wealth being confiscated. It also seeks power to the Jan Lokpal to prosecute politicians and bureaucrats without government permission.

Retired IPS officer Kiran Bedi and other known people like Swami Agnivesh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Anna Hazare and Mallika Sarabhai are also part of the movement, called India Against Corruption. Its website describes the movement as "an expression of collective anger of people of India against corruption. We have all come together to force/request/persuade/pressurize the Government to enact the Jan Lokpal Bill. We feel that if this Bill were enacted it would create an effective deterrence against corruption."

Anna Hazare, anti-corruption crusader, went on a fast-unto-death in April, demanding that this Bill, drafted by the civil society, be adopted. Four days into his fast, the government agreed to set up a joint committee with an equal number of members from the government and civil society side to draft the Lokpal Bill together. The two sides met several times but could not agree on fundamental elements like including the PM under the purview of the Lokpal. Eventually, both sides drafted their own version of the Bill.

The government has introduced its version in Parliament in this session. Team Anna is up in arms and calls the government version the "Joke Pal Bill." Anna Hazare declared that he would begin another fast in Delhi on August 16. Hours before he was to begin his hunger strike, the Delhi Police detained and later arrested him. There are widespread protests all over the country against his arrest.        

The website of the India Against Corruption movement calls the Lokpal Bill of the government an "eyewash" and has on it a critique of that government Bill.

A look at the salient features of Jan Lokpal Bill:

1. An institution called LOKPAL at the centre and LOKAYUKTA in each state will be set up

2. Like Supreme Court and Election Commission, they will be completely independent of the governments. No minister or bureaucrat will be able to influence their investigations.

3. Cases against corrupt people will not linger on for years anymore: Investigations in any case will have to be completed in one year. Trial should be completed in next one year so that the corrupt politician, officer or judge is sent to jail within two years.

4. The loss that a corrupt person caused to the government will be recovered at the time of conviction.

5. How will it help a common citizen: If any work of any citizen is not done in prescribed time in any government office, Lokpal will impose financial penalty on guilty officers, which will be given as compensation to the complainant.

6. So, you could approach Lokpal if your ration card or passport or voter card is not being made or if police is not registering your case or any other work is not being done in prescribed time. Lokpal will have to get it done in a month's time. You could also report any case of corruption to Lokpal like ration being siphoned off, poor quality roads been constructed or panchayat funds being siphoned off. Lokpal will have to complete its investigations in a year, trial will be over in next one year and the guilty will go to jail within two years.

7. But won't the government appoint corrupt and weak people as Lokpal members? That won't be possible because its members will be selected by judges, citizens and constitutional authorities and not by politicians, through a completely transparent and participatory process.

8. What if some officer in Lokpal becomes corrupt? The entire functioning of Lokpal/ Lokayukta will be completely transparent. Any complaint against any officer of Lokpal shall be investigated and the officer dismissed within two months.

9. What will happen to existing anti-corruption agencies? CVC, departmental vigilance and anti-corruption branch of CBI will be merged into Lokpal. Lokpal will have complete powers and machinery to independently investigate and prosecute any officer, judge or politician.

10. It will be the duty of the Lokpal to provide protection to those who are being victimized for raising their voice against corruption.

Google to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion

August 15th saw an Independence Day announcement of an unexpected kind, with Google declaring that it would be buying Motorola Mobility – a deal that will make it a major hardware player in the smartphone business, allow it to spearhead the course of Android handset development, and give it access to the wealth of patents the 82-year old company has developed and amassed in its long and chequered history.

The news of the deal comes not too long after Google lost out on the Nortel Patent Portfolio – an estimated 6,000 telecommunication and other patents which were finally acquired by a consortium of companies including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Sony. The Google-Motorola acquisition is also seen as a way to bolster Google, the Android platform, and Android licensees against the numerous “anti-competitive patent attacks” that Apple and Microsoft have recently launched. Google would also be using Motorola's expertise in video and connectivity solutions to better its Google TV platform.

The implications of the deal are numerous, the biggest being Google’s possible alienation of its Android handset partners. Google’s CEO, Larry Page, was quick to point out however that Google would still be looking to maintain its relations with these partners – and that Motorola would not be given any sort of insider advantage compared to its Android rivals.

Larry Page insists that Android will remain an open platform, and that Motorola, will just be one more Android licensee. Motorola will be treated as a separate business. Motorola, of course, is no stranger to Android – having switched over exclusively to the operating system since 2008, and delivering the platform lead device for Honeycomb earlier this year with the Xoom tablet.

The acquisition – estimated at $12.5 billion, Google’s largest till date – will of course have to be cleared by regulatory bodies in the United States, and is expected to only be finalized by early 2012. That hasn’t stopped the ripples from spreading however, with stock prices of Motorola Mobility already rising.
Microsoft, developer of Windows Phone 7 – one of the biggest rivals to Android, iOS, and BlackBerry mobile operating systems – has also seen its stock prices shoot up, with market watchers sure that Google’s move would cause handset manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and HTC to concentrate on developing their WP7 lineups to reduce the number of eggs in the Android basket, and protect themselves from competition from the Google-Motorola team.

Many industry watchers also feel the Google-Motorola deal could very well give ailing Canadian smartphone manufacturer, RIM, a much-needed boost in the changing landscape of the smartphone world.
The Google-Motorola deal has echoes in the Nokia-Microsoft partnership, with a major software developer merging interests with a major manufacturer, but of course, the differences are numerous as well, with Google actually intending to buy out Motorola instead of partnering with it, and, with Motorola already a major Android manufacturer, unlike Nokia with Windows Phone 7.

We are sure we’ll be hearing innumerable points of view reacting to the acquisition in the coming months, and rivals cementing other deals quickly. Let us know what you think of the deal, and its implications in the comments section below. In the meanwhile, you can read Larry Page explain Google’s reasons for acquiring Motorola, below:

Supercharging Android: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility 

Posted by Larry Page - 8/15/2011 04:35:00 AM
Since its launch in November 2007, Android has not only dramatically increased consumer choice but also improved the entire mobile experience for users. Today, more than 150 million Android devices have been activated worldwide—with over 550,000 devices now lit up every day—through a network of about 39 manufacturers and 231 carriers in 123 countries. Given Android’s phenomenal success, we are always looking for new ways to supercharge the Android ecosystem. That is why I am so excited today to announce that we have agreed to acquire Motorola.

Motorola has a history of over 80 years of innovation in communications technology and products, and in the development of intellectual property, which have helped drive the remarkable revolution in mobile computing we are all enjoying today. Its many industry milestones include the introduction of the world’s first portable cell phone nearly 30 years ago, and the StarTAC—the smallest and lightest phone on earth at time of launch. In 2007, Motorola was a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance that worked to make Android the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. I have loved my Motorola phones from the StarTAC era up to the current DROIDs.
In 2008, Motorola bet big on Android as the sole operating system across all of its smartphone devices. It was a smart bet and we’re thrilled at the success they’ve achieved so far. We believe that their mobile business is on an upward trajectory and poised for explosive growth.

Motorola is also a market leader in the home devices and video solutions business. With the transition to Internet Protocol, we are excited to work together with Motorola and the industry to support our partners and cooperate with them to accelerate innovation in this space.
Motorola’s total commitment to Android in mobile devices is one of many reasons that there is a natural fit between our two companies. Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers everywhere.

This acquisition will not change our commitment to run Android as an open platform. Motorola will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. We will run Motorola as a separate business. Many hardware partners have contributed to Android’s success and we look forward to continuing to work with all of them to deliver outstanding user experiences.

We recently explained how companies including Microsoft and Apple are banding together in anti-competitive patent attacks on Android. The U.S. Department of Justice had to intervene in the results of one recent patent auction to “protect competition and innovation in the open source software community” and it is currently looking into the results of the Nortel auction. Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.
The combination of Google and Motorola will not only supercharge Android, but will also enhance competition and offer consumers accelerating innovation, greater choice, and wonderful user experiences. I am confident that these great experiences will create huge value for shareholders.
I look forward to welcoming Motorolans to our family of Googlers.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Final Destination 5 (2011) - Movie Reviews (3 in 1)

In Final Destination 5, Death makes the point yet again that it will not be cheated. And happily for those of us who enjoy the FD series' grotesquely clever premise beyond reason, unfortunate folks still refuse to pay attention, with inventively dire consequences. It's been twelve years since Flight 180 exploded in the original Final Destination, way back in a pre 9/11 universe when a gaggle of high school kids meant to expire in the explosion survived instead — all because one teen with a premonition saved a handful of his classmates. Of course, as a result, those ''lucky'' survivors threw the laws of the horror-movie universe off balance. Which is why each expired, in one exotic way or another, in the months that followed. Now, a dozen years later, Death — personified by franchise stalwart andCandyman star Tony Bludworth as an excellently creepy coroner — demonstrates what happens to those who don't pay attention to cosmic rules.
Alas, it's no longer pretty, vapid teens who meet their untimely ends in this efficient, albeit mechanical edition. But at least it's a group of pretty, vapid co-workers at a paper company — a nice shout-out to The Office! — who are shafted. They're also boiled, broken, sliced, drowned, fried, burnt, crushed, and, in one instance, pierced by acupuncture needles. Sam (Nicolas D'Agosto, from Heroes) is the newest dude with a pesky premonition, this time that the bridge over which he and his coworkers are traveling on a corporate bus trip is about to collapse. Among the (temporarily) saved are Emma Bell (The Walking Dead) as Sam's ambivalent girlfriend; Miles Fisher (Gossip Girl) as Sam's coworker and best friend; and P.J.Byrne (Horrible Bosses) as the office slimeball, a guy not above rifling the desks of his already deceased coworkers for anything worth filching. For a dose of Thespian Grandeur, Courtney B. Vance joins in as an investigating agent. Just because it's always a pleasure to see him, David Koechner (fromThe Office — another shout-out!) plays the group's less-than-beloved boss. And just for the many people who enjoy watching gymnastics on TV, there's a deliciously anxiety-filled scene involving a young competitor (Ellen Wroe, in her feature debut) and a loose screw.
Under the direction of James Cameron protegĂ© Steven Quayle, the visual effects from Ariel Velasco Shaw (who has crafted mayhem on everything from 300 to Freddy vs. Jason) ensure that no industrial hook through a skull is left unimagined. And speaking of hooks, if there's got to be a trendy-if-unnecessary 3D application, it might as well be applied to flying objects of death, whooshing with cheerfully deadly aim towards audience eyeballs. 
Rating : B

Death Will Not Be Cheated

The fifth installment of the “Final Destination” series begins with the usual 10 minutes of fun. An elaborately choreographed disaster, in this case a bridge collapse, eliminates a group of teenagers in entertainingly disgusting ways before being revealed as a premonition. This allows some of the group to avoid death, so that they can be killed again — in slower, more stomach-churning fashion — over the rest of the film.
Few horror cycles are as consistently true to their formulas, and “Final Destination 5,” directed by Steven Quale, hits all its marks: dream, escape, official suspicion, theme song (“Dust in the Wind” this time) and Tony Todd , who returns as Bludworth, the voice of cheated death, after taking the fourth movie off.
“It’s just that I’ve seen this before,” he says, a line that’s too depressingly true to be funny.
A new wrinkle in how the killings spool out actually makes the film even more predictable, and the deaths, which tend to be squirmy rather than explosive (a scene in an eye doctor’s office could be a deal breaker for some), are so perfunctory and lazily jokey that they leave a decidedly bad aftertaste.
Amid the carnage, Mr. Todd and Courtney B. Vance, as an F.B.I. agent, are fun to watch, and P. J. Byrne stands out among the young cannon fodder as an amusingly obnoxious womanizer who has an unhappy ending in a massage parlor.
“Final Destination 5” is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). Impalements, decapitations, burnings, crushings, laserings — in 3D if you’re lucky.
Opens on Friday nationwide.
Directed by Steven Quale; written by Eric Heisserer, based on characters created by Jeffrey Reddick; director of photography, Brian Pearson; edited by Eric Sears; music by Brian Tyler; production design by David R. Sandefur; costumes by Jori Woodman; produced by Craig Perry and Warren Zide; released by Warner Brothers Pictures and New Line Cinema. Running time: 1 hour 32 minutes.
WITH: Nicholas D’Agosto (Sam), Emma Bell (Molly), Miles Fisher (Peter Friedkin), Ellen Wroe (Candice Hooper), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Olivia Castle) and P. J. Byrne (Isaac).

'Final Destination' becomes a bridge too far

Death comes around again, in predictable fashion, chasing dullards -- 2 stars

'Final Destination 5'
'Final Destination 5'

"Final Destination 5," starring a million shards of glass and several interchangeably dull young actors plus a couple of good ones, continues this sick-joke franchise's focus on the downside of the machine age, with its loose screws and unreliable bolts and drippy air conditioning units and sharp, pointy extremities just waiting for a target. In 3-D!
"Final Destination 4" was in 3-D, and so is "F D 5." I'd rather see a documentary about the peaceable, versatile uses of WD-40, but you know teenagers. They wouldn't go to "WD-40: The Movie" unless it came with some "heinous kill sequences," as screenwriter Eric Heisserer calls the heinous kill sequences in "F D 5."
En route by bus to a corporate team-building exercise, the sales and administrative staffs of a paper company more indolent than Dunder Mifflin run into trouble on a suspension bridge unusually susceptible to high winds and the screenplay's need for a big opening. Seconds before the carnage, nice guy Sam (Nicholas D'Agosto, one of the good ones), who'd rather be cooking and living in Paris with girlfriend Molly (Emma Bell, the other good one, stoic even when she's freaking out) is stricken by a detailed premonition of the bridge disaster and its attendant impalings, and is therefore able to save a few lives when Fate does that voodoo that Fate does so well.

But Death, in the form of purring, whistling franchise regular Tony Todd (as Bludworth), needs his fatalities, and "F D 5" offers up the expected chain reactions of doom, often involving water and electricity. First-time feature film director Steven Quale, working from Heisserer's script, delivers the gore with impersonal efficiency as the story winds its way back to … well, that's a spoiler, I suppose. If more of the picture had the inventively grotesque payoff of the scene set at the gymnastics tryout, capped by a female character's inarguably poor dismount, we might have something to puke home about.
'Final Destination 5' -- 2 stars