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Jul 292012
 

It is worth being shot at to see how much one is loved. – Queen Victoria after surviving another assassination attempt ( in 1882). Source: How Not To Kill a Queen by John Sutherland, New York Times, July 29, 2012 Victoria survived eight assassination attempts on her life. Surviving great danger or coming through fine after a near-death experience is a great thrill that few people get to experience in life (in Mumbai, Salman Khan will create near-death and real-death experiences for cheap – Just buy him a Land Cruiser and a few bottles of scotch). Winston Churchill, who went […]

Jul 292012
 
Celebration Time - Trashy Billa 2 Pulled from Major U.S. Theatres; Eega Still Strong

Sweet is the smell of failure. Ajith’s failure. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Folks, here’s some good news that had me opening the bottle early this Friday. Ajith’s latest trashy movie Billa 2 has been ejected from major theatres in the U.S. after just two weeks. Celebrating Failure – Chocolate-Gin Cocktail with Egg Pongal Billa 2 is gone from Anil Ambani’s Big Cinemas in New Jersey after just two weeks. No, Billa 2 is not playing in Virginia, Chicago, Fremont and Connecticut either. Sweet! ๐Ÿ˜† As far as I can tell, the piece of junk is playing only in San Jose, California. Hello, is […]

Jul 252012
 

I have no idea why I picked the Chinese film Accident, a 2009 Hong Kong production, from among the thousands on Netflix Instant. But I’m not complaining even if some parts of the film seemed ridiculous. Although Accident is a crime thriller, things happen at a slow pace. None of the frenetic momentum that’s de rigueur in a typical crime movie. No screaming, no guns firing, no chasing after the victims, you won’t find any of that stuff here. Pou-Soi Cheang is the director. Kam-Yuen Szeto and Lik-Kei Tang take credit for Accident’s screenplay. Accident or Murder? Chinese actor Louis […]

Jul 242012
 
Apple Juggernaut Steams Ahead in Q3

The Apple juggernaut shows no sign of slowing down. In its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2012, Apple sold 26 million units of its iPhones. Total sales of the iPhones since their launch in June 2007 now exceeds 244 million units. Strong iPad Sales Sales of the company’s iPad tablets were also robust in the third quarter. Apple sold 17 million iPads in the quarter, the highest sales of the tablets in any quarter since their launch in April 2010. None of the other tablet vendors (Samsung, Blackberry, Acer, Asus, Kindle, Motorola/Google etc) have sold anywhere near the iPads. […]

RedBox Movie Streaming Tests Start Today

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Jul 242012
 
RedBox Movie Streaming Tests Start Today

Man, just as I’d almost given up hope comes some good news about the RedBox movie streaming service. RedBox Instant, the RedBox-Verizon joint venture, is supposed to move into initial testing today. Like Netflix, RedBox Instant will offer a movie streaming service on a subscription basis. Users should be able to watch unlimited movies for a set price, which I expect will be less than $9 a month. With RedBox Instant, consumers will be able to use a variety of set-top devices like Roku or gaming consoles to stream movies directly to their TVs. Given Netflix’ entrenched presence with consumers, […]

Jul 242012
 
Do You Guys Pinterest?

Your favorite blog SearchIndia.com is now on Pinterest! Oh well, idle minds have lots of time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a popular online pinboard where you can ‘pin’ your favorite photos. The photos can be uploaded from your PC or ‘grabbed’ from some other web site. On Pinterest, you can find tons of photos in virtually every category you can think of. I’m happy to report that my favorite Indian movie stars Ajith Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan have been ‘pinned’ several times on Pinterest. That sure made my day! Speaking of Indian movie stars, I found a rare […]