Morning Glory

I recently saw this movie and I cannot say that it is the best movie ever, but I can definitely say that this film was hugely inspiring to me. It is the story of Becky (Rachel McAdams), a TV producer, who after getting laid off from her job with a successful TV program, is hired by another TV program which is not only low-rated but is facing serious problems on the sets with warring co-hosts. The film focuses on how Becky, with her power of positive thinking and indomitable will, revives this struggling morning show and also brings harmony on the sets between co-workers!

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Love Actually

Love Actually is the love story of eight different couples filmed during the Christmas season
and their tryst with love. The film begins with a voiceover from David (Hugh Grant) commenting that whenever he gets gloomy with the state of the world he thinks about the arrivals terminal at Heathrow Airport, as friends and family welcome their arriving loved ones; for David this means that love still exists in the world.

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Aloha

Quite contrary to the reviews, I enjoyed watching Aloha very much. Bradley Cooper with his deep blue eyes and handsome good looks wins my heart as he plays the military contractor Brian Gilcrest, who returns to Aloha after many years for a U.S. space mission. His ex-girlfriend Tracy Woodside (Rachel MacAdams) is now married to an Air Force officer. In the meantime, Brian finds himself falling in love with Allison Ng (Emma Stone), a fighter pilot and also his guide for his stay in Aloha.

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The Social Network

This is a 2010 film on the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and how he builds the world's number one social media website. It actually is the most frequented website in the world anyway! I just read an article in The Guardian quoting how Mark Zuckerberg rejected his portrayal in The Social Network as someone who set up Facebook to get girls or to get into clubs.

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Woody Allen: A Documentary

I saw this documentary film recently on the in-flight entertainment on a long-haul flight and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Directed by Robert B Weide, the documentary covers Woody's days as a gag-writer for newspapers and his eventual rise to stardom with movies like Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979) and Zelig (1983). It also gives a lot of information on Woody's boyhood days and early life and family.

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The #JungleBook

Did you guys go and check out this new Disney film? It's fantastic! I saw it with a friend the other day and the 3D experience of being in the jungle in such stunningly, beautiful surroundings was absolutely magical! The movie is beautifully directed--honestly, I don't know how they come up with such brilliant stuff and I can only say that the guy who made this film Jon Favreau, has to be in touch with higher consciousness to create something so magnificent!

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St. Giuseppe Moscati: Doctor to the Poor

This is one of my favorite Italian movies (available with English subtitles) about the Doctor-Saint Giuseppe Moscati from Naples in Italy. The movie explores the saint's life after he graduated from college and started working as a doctor dedicating his life to helping the poor. Written and directed by Giacomo Campiotti, it is a magnificent film about Giuseppe's love, compassion and service to the poor. Giuseppe's romance with Princess Elena (which is more fictional than real) does add a nice flavor to the film. :)

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To Rome with Love

Woody Allen is not only the director of To Rome with Love but also stars in this quirky comedy as Jerry, the father of Hayley, an American tourist, who comes to Rome for a holiday and falls in love with the son of a funeral director there, with still-to-be-discovered shower singing abilities that, thanks to the out-of-box thinking of Jerry, makes him an overnight superstar!

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#Interstellar

I have never really been a sci-fi fan but when I saw THIS film, I was totally blown out. Three hours passed like three minutes and by the end of it I had goose-bumps all over especially when they talked about fourth and fifth dimensions! Joseph Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and Dr. Amelia Brand (Anne Hathaway) play NASA astronauts who are part of the NASA team that travels through a wormhole in search of a potentially habitable planet for human beings to live--apparently earth is steadily becoming uninhabitable.

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#Serendipity

What is more beautiful than you and your soulmate coming together through the mysterious workings of the Universe–imagine, knowing that the other person is there not because you like him or you have a crush on him but because the Universe has ordained you to be together–that your soulmate has been given to you by the Universe. Of course, I believe in the theory of soulmates but I also believe that one has to be very spiritually advanced to be able to attract one...

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Kate and Leopold

I saw this movie after being on a 20+ hour long haul flight!--I was totally jet lagged and couldn't sleep so watched it on Netflix (thank the heavens for Netflix!). I did find the storyline a bit weak and less than convincing but for the incredible good looks of Hugh Jackman and some very cute scenes, I kind of enjoyed this movie. The good thing is that it's light and funny and can make you laugh without being heavy duty.

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Sense and Sensibility

Based on the novel by Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility is a deeply touching film about love lost and found, friendships and separations, heartaches and joys. It has been acclaimed as one of the best adaptations of Austen's work of all times and earned 7 Academy Award nominations including for Best Picture and Best Actress. The screenplay was developed by Emma Thompson who took 5 years to write it and won an Academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film, thus becoming the only actress with two Academy Awards in different categories as Best Actress and Screenplay. 

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Music and Lyrics

Hugh Grant plays the very charming Alex Fletcher, a super sensational pop-star of the eighties whose career takes a dip after the rock-band he has been a part of, split up. In a desperate attempt to get his career back, he releases an album which sells only 50,000 copies and is a complete flop. Still living in his old memories, the current music sensation Cora Corman (Haley Bennett) approaches him to write a song for her--evidently when she was 7, his music had helped her to get through her parent's divorce.

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The devil wears Prada

One of my all-time favorites, I can totally relate to this film because I have worked with some of the big fashion houses in Milan and as a student of fashion in Italy,...Meryl Streep in her role of Miranda Priestly is perfect as she plays the shrewd and haughty editor of a top fashion magazine. Andrea Sachs played by Anne Hathaway, is an aspiring journalist who despite her poor dress, her size 6 and general lack of manners and no style, lands a job as the private secretary to Miranda, one of the most coveted jobs in the fashion industry

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Pride and Prejudice

Matthew Macfadyen plays the very handsome and rich but at the same time proud and arrogant Mr. Darcy whose character undergoes a transformation when he falls in love with the simple and modest Elizabeth Bennet, the second eldest of the five Bennet daughters. All out in the society, Mrs. Bennet's burning desire is to see her daughters married and settled. The story is based on the classic novel written by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, which is also probably one of her best works.

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