Hollywood Movies We’re Dying to Watch

Who the f*** cares if our Bollywood bozos and the Indian multiplex owners are in a standoff over sharing the booty from the pathetic run of Hindi movies.

There are plenty of alternatives from Hollywood in the coming weeks, according to the print edition of the Sunday New York Times (May 3, 2009), which had a special 28-page section on the upcoming Summer Movies.

Here are some Hollywood movies we’re eagerly looking forward to watching.

* The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (John Travolta, Denzel Washington) – June 12

* Angels & Demons (Tom Hanks) – May 15

* Food, Inc (Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan) – June 12  DOCUMENTARY

* Away We Go (John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph)  – June 5

* Terminator Salvation (Christian Bale) – May 21

* Julia (Tilda Swinton) – May 8

* Seraphine (Yolande Moreau) – June 5

* Easy Virtue (Jessica Biel) – May 12

* Public Enemies (Johnny Depp, Christian Bale) – July 1

* Tetro (Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich, Maribel Verdu) – June 11

* Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen) – July 10

* Death in Love (Jacqueline Bisset) – July 17

* Bliss (Ozgu Namal) – July 24

* Funny People (Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen) – July 31

Folks, there’s an embarras de richesse coming your way from Hollywood (yeah, yeah, we know that not all the movies in the list are from Hollywood and some of them may even turn out to be unwatchable).

So, don’t shed any tears over the lack of any new Bollywood movies because of the multiplex strike in India. Au contraire, consider yourself blessed that you’ve been given a reprieve from the endless run of odious Bollywood trash.

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11 Responses to "Hollywood Movies We’re Dying to Watch"

  1. kelambu_kaathu   May 4, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Couldn’t stop laughing after reading this

    You may lose market if this guy keeps posting QQQQ

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Just read the top post from your above link. Port Elizabeth – Here we come again. Interesting.

    Our favorite lines:

    In our team, well, nobody has a frickin’ clue of what to do now. Not even one player – batsman or bowler – has performed so far. On what grounds do u drop anyone at all, or on what grounds do you select anyone?

    What a dilemma!

  2. Asha Tampa   May 4, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    What about Wolverine?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Skipped it. Saw the preview (trailer) a few times….didn’t think much of it.

    Wolverine released in India?

    Did you watch it? Liked it?

  3. Raju   May 4, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    that’s a lot.. you’re planning to watch them all in theater? that’s a lot of money.. you can buy a netbook with that money.. who needs a netbook when you have the iPhone, which is becoming ubiquitous.. earlier it used to be a “status symbol”.. not anymore..

    picked up The Wrestler from redbox today.. have you watched it?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Wrestler? No.

    Just returned from Mac. Find it difficult to stay away from the poison fries.

    Forgot about RedBox….maybe, we’ll make a trip later.

    2. You write above: you’re planning to watch them all in theater? that’s a lot of money..

    About $84-$100 total for the 14 movies (for a matinee).

    A small sacrifice for the sake of our dear readers. 😉

  4. the gora   May 4, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Fake IPL Player’s earlier posts were way more interesting, especially as he was introducing all of the famous nicknames for the first time. If you go back and read a post like “Opium Night” or “We play today” it is good stuff.

    Don’t know if SI is into the Harry Potter series at all, but the sixth installment, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is coming out July 15. That could go for $125-150 million on the opening weekend. I’m not into fantasy movies like that usually. But someone dragged me to the third one and loved it. I went back and watched the first two on DVD and was hooked. Have seen the last two in the theater as well.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. No, haven’t seen a single Harry Potter or as the desis would say Hari Puttar 😉 movie. Still have 60+ days to catch up on them before the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Will try to see all of them on Netflix.

    2. Just read Opium Night. Not bad but not great either. Kinda like the Gawker gossip site…not a novel style for desis in the U.S. but perhaps a novelty for Indians in India.

  5. mihi_rex   May 4, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I see you have Public Enemies on your list. Have u seen the movie Heat, featuring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino? That movie was also directed by Michael Mann. If you haven’t watched it, please try to get it from netflix and squeeze it in your movie list. 🙂

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Heat seems interesting.

    Tomorrow we are getting High Noon, the 1952 Gary Cooper/Grace Kelly movie from Netflix.

    We’ll try to get Heat after that.

    Thanks for the recommendation. Plus, we like both Robert ‘Taxi Driver‘ De Niro and Al ‘Tony Montana‘ Pacino.

    BTW, we’ve seen Michael Mann’s Collateral (liked it a lot) and Miami Vice (didn’t like it that much).

  6. jay   May 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Heat is so over rated. It is an embarassment.
    Besides Terminator & Angels and Demons, I don’t want to watch any of your movies.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Have you seen any of the other Terminator movies?

  7. jay   May 4, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Of course.. I didn’t see the Terminator 3 rubbish but I have seen the other two. I saw T2 a billion times when i was a kid.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We first watched T2 at our friend’s place in the midwest many years back.

    We have high hopes for The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 too. It’s actually a remake of the 1974 movie of the same title. See the IMDB profile of the 1974 movie.

  8. jay   May 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    We got T2 & Aladdin cassettes free from Pizza Inn when i was in the first standard. And we saw it a hundred billion times!!

    John Travolta is unreliable.

    I saw Schindler’s List yesterday..I like both Ralph Fiennes & Liam Neeson.

  9. sumeshy   May 5, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    with respect to the fake ipl player, what would he do next once ipl is over. change is name to fake test player or ODI player n continue the blog? He/she is a real great blogger, a wonerful comic but overall is subjected to a sport over a period. now if that blogger can delve into many things such as SI, then its worth a look – till den, SI is tops. GO SI!!! 🙂

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


  10. kreacher   May 5, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    No Star Trek?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    No. Just didn’t feel like adding it to the list.

    We believe some things in life should remain untouched – Sholay, Casablanca, et al.

  11. Raju   May 10, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Star Trek has got rave reviews.. equivalent (actually slightly higher than..) to TDK.. on metacritic.

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