Monthly Archives: January 2007

Nochnoy Dozor

Nochnoy Dozor (Night Watch), released in 2004, is based on the first novel from the Dozor (Watch) Tetralogy by Russian author Sergey Lukyanenko. Its storyline resembles the Kate Beckinsale starrer Underworld, where supernatural beings such as Vampires and Werewolves exist among ordinary humans in the world. Here, they are called the Others, divided into the Light Others and the Dark Others. Light Others are the good ones, believing in peaceful co-existence with humans, while Dark Others tend to misuse their powers.

The movie has special effects comparable to any modern Hollywood blockbuster. Unlike Underworld, it takes its elements seriously, and the movie isn’t lost in high adrenaline action scenes. But the serious nature also tends to get a little overbearing, making it too serious and slow moving at certain points as the director tries to follow the book a bit too rigidly. Thankfully, he has rectified this in Dnevnoy Dozor (Day Watch), the second part of the tetralogy released in 2006, which is much more audience friendly.

Little Miss Sunshine

It is a “mildly” black comedy, involving a couple of days in the life of a dysfunctional family. It starts off with a phone call announcing that Olive (daughter) has been chosen as the contestant representing the city of Albuquerque for “Little Miss Sunshine”, a beauty cum talent pageant for children. Being financially unsound, they decide to drive all the way to California to attend the show in their ancient minibus. What follows, is a rather eventful journey marked by out of the ordinary events.

Abigail Breslin playing Olive stands out. The kind of acting she did simply belies her age.
And yeah…the ending is gonna blow you apart!

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