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Weekend Movie Watch

Its the time of the week again where you lay back in your great leather couch or a neat "bhui bed" Keep a bottle of your favorite drink and of-course a great movie. You can either enjoy  2 O Clock movie funda from  the local TV channels or you can rent a special selection movies made specially for you to make your Saturday, a great day.
This week we have selected 2 movies one from hollywood and one from our neighbouring bollywood. The selection is served, make your choice.

Idiocracy

Year Released: 2006
Directed By: Mike Judge
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Comedy
Rated: Rated R for language and sex-related humor.
Starring: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Alan Crews, Sara Rue, David Herman, Brad "Scarface" Jordan
Runtime:  84 min.

In the movie, 500 years in the future, everyone has lost their intelligence. How? The movie has a pretty convincing logic. Survival is no longer of the stronger or faster, it’s of those who reproduce the most. The idiots reproduce like rats whereas the smart ones don't.     
Idiocracy is a reality check of a movie. With trends among the younger generation of being cool and dumb when it comes to education, it seems frighteningly possible. Maybe not in 500 years but...who Knows? In the movie Luke Wilson plays 'Joe' a U.S soldier with mediocre intelligence who agrees to be frozen for an experiment. He is accompanied by 'Rita' (Rudolph), a street prostitute. The experiment however gets disrupted and the two lie frozen for 500 years.

 They both wake up from their hibernation when a great garbage mountain slide occurs. (Being too dumb to manage waste, garbage piles are as enormous as mountains!) 500 years into the future the most popular sitcom is "Ow my balls". People talk in slangs and monosyllabic grunts combined and water is only for toilets. "You mean water? Like from the toilet?" or something like that is the reply when Joe asks for water. They drink Gatorade and give it to crops as well. Mysteriously (to them) the crops die out.

The president is a former porn star and smackdown champ (Crews). A president just as stupid as his citizens. Joe being the smartest guy in the world, the responsibilities of saving the human race fall on his shoulders. The movie is full of idiot characters so, naturally it’s stupidly funny. Loaded with profanity the movie is rated an "R". It’s funny and entertaining to watch, but you'll remember the movie for its vision - the world is getting stupider. Director Mike Judge sends a message through this film: to go to college, to study - study anything, to use your brain.



The Namesake

Year Released: 2007
Directed By: Meera Nair
Genre: Drama
Rated: PG 13
Starring: Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Kal Penn
Runtime: 122 min.

Based on the best-selling novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake is set in New York and Calcutta over a period of several decades. It's one of those adaptations that's so sprawling and episodic and crammed with incident that, at times, you may wish you were reading the novel. The film opens in India in 1974 with a fateful train crash, then leaps ahead three years, when the studious and quizzical Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) meets the young beauty, Ashima (Tabu), it has been arranged for him to wed. (She likes him for his American shoes.) Eager for a new life, he takes her to the U.S., where they have two children and make a home in the New York suburbs. We're set for a cozy tale of assimilation, but the film then leaps ahead to their son, Gogol (Kal Penn) — named for his father's favorite author — as a surly, dope-smoking high schooler who couldn't be more embarrassed by his parents' doting immigrant ways.

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