In Time, Dolphin Tale or Tower Heist? Your Hollywood pick this weekend?

In Time Movie Poster

In Time Movie Poster

Release Date: 4th Nov 2011
Director: Andrew Niccol
Cast: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cilian Murphy, Johnny Galecki, Olivia Wilde, Vincent Kartheiser

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In Time can best be dubbed a sci-fi action thriller. A film about the future where time is currency. Everyone stops ageing at 25, are granted one more year to live and must earn the rest of their life. The poor live day to day and the rich live forever as long as they avoid dying by mistake.

Justin Timberlake plays Will Salas, a man from the Ghetto (the time zone of the poor), who comes to a fortune of time by accident yet loses his mother. With nothing else to lose, he travels to New Greenwich (the time zone of the rich) to make things right. ‘Nobody should be immortal if even one has to die’ is Will’s guiding philosophy.

Sylvia Weis (played by Amanda Seyfried), daughter of magnate Philippe Weis (Vincent Kartheiser) joins Will in his fight against the rich, stealing what is already stolen and returning it to the rightful holders. Together, they take down the timekeepers headed by Raymond Leon (Cilian Murphy) and restore justice.

The concept is novel, the writing witty and the film timely. It keeps you at the edge of your seat most times save 20 minutes of the second half. Justin Timberlake is charming as usual and Amanda Seyfried her unusual best. Cilian Murphy essays his role with ease and belief. Given how much I love The Big Bang Theory and Mad Men, Johnny Galecki (Leonard) and Vincent Kartheiser (Pete), deliver some of my favourite performances in the film.

Of the 4 Hollywood releases this week and the 5 Bollywood ones, In Time tops my list. Catch it before it’s out. Continue reading

What we wore to the garage sale: From the Rabbit Hole

Bows on my back

Photograph: Himani Shah

Veiled headband – New Look, Brighton, UK | Dress – FCUK, Mumbai | Ring – Bought at garage sale | Shoes – Bangkok, Thailand

I made three trips to FCUK before I picked up this dress. Even then I wasn’t sure. I finally came home and showed it to the sister. She instantly remarked, ‘It’s so Mad Men! You look like Christina Hendricks.’ I was flattered and ready to flaunt my curves. Since the sister and I have been ODing on Mad Men, I channeled a ‘vintage look’ to the garage sale. I love to wear this veiled headband and keep looking for an appropriate occasion. I’m glad I wore it then. I was so happy to receive everyone’s compliments. :D

image via littlepaperdresses.blogspot.com

Himani's vintage look

Himani's vintage look

Photograph: Dhruvi Shah

Headband – UK | Dress – Vintage | Belt – Bangkok, Thailand | Shoes – Vintage

The sister went vintage too. She’s actually wearing a dress that was once mine. She got it fitted and made it her own. Clearly, she loves hearts too. :*

Breakfast from Tiffany’s in a bag?

Last night as I was channel surfing, I came across Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Zee Studio. It’s one of those films you just have to stop and watch, no matter where you’re watching from. I managed to catch the last scene.

The influence of Breakfast at Tiffany’s on popular culture cannot even be measured. One of my favourite television shows, Gossip Girl paid a tribute to it through Blair’s dream.

I love trench-coats. Doesn’t Leighton Meester do a good Audrey Hepburn?

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