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TV Series Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 4 (2008)

TV Series Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 4 (2008)

Highway to Hell. Or in Dean Winchester’s case– from Hell! The opening for Season 4 of SUPERNATURAL sets the tone for the rest of the season…

TV Series Review: VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 2 (2010)

TV Series Review: VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 2 (2010)

VAMPIRE DIARIES is one of those shows where the fact that its geared for and is about teenagers, gets in the way of some great universal storytelling that would make the show awesome not just to teens but a wider audience in general.

Movie Review: THE FIGHTER (2010)

Movie Review: THE FIGHTER (2010)

From David O. Russell, comes an exceptionally made THE FIGHTER featuring Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg. Read on for more…

Movie Review: WATER (2005)

Movie Review: WATER (2005)

The last of Shah’s old school reviews: “Out of all the films that I’ve reviewed on this website WATER is one that I would strongly recommend to anyone and everyone…!”

‘Buffy’… Weird name. TV Legend.

‘Buffy’… Weird name. TV Legend.

I’ll be honest, I first started watching BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER due to the same reasons that every heterosexual teenage guy at the time watched the show: Sarah Michelle Geller‘s hot-ness kicking ass. That was really it. But after a while, I was finding myself getting into the stories while drooling over The Geller. I kept coming back each week, more and more to see what would happen next with the characters, and less for what tight thing Buffy would kick ass in that week. Soon after, I became a lifelong fan of all things Joss Whedon.

TV Review: COMBAT HOSPITAL – Episode 1: “Welcome To Kandahar” (2011)

TV Review: COMBAT HOSPITAL – Episode 1: “Welcome To Kandahar” (2011)

COMBAT HOSPITAL, a Canadian-British show that is basically your typical medical/hospital drama, which takes place in a warzone in 2006. It’s ER meets a watered down BLACK HAWK DOWN. Seriously…

Book Review: SON OF A WITCH (2005)

Book Review: SON OF A WITCH (2005)

So, 10 years after the sequel to the original WIZARD OF OZ story, comes the sequel to that, as SON OF A WITCH. A story that covers events right after the original WIZARD OF OZ, SON OF A WITCH runs out of steam pretty quickly, and that novelty wears off…

Movie Review: …YAHAAN (2006)

Movie Review: …YAHAAN (2006)

Probably one of the best Indian films depicting a war ridden Kashmir as the backdrop, YAHAAN is also horribly underrated. A must watch for anyone that’s in love with Kashmir. Also: Pardon my naivete in this review when it comes to thoughts on love and all. I was super young when I wrote this.

Movie Review: KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY (2010)

Movie Review: KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY (2010)

KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY is an utterly dull movie that continues long after it should’ve been over. A non existant story that drags on to the point of wanting to blind oneself.

TV Series Review: VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 1 (2009)

TV Series Review: VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 1 (2009)

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES would’ve been a great show for a younger audience for whom TRUE BLOOD might be too gory and graphic and adult… but it’s not. At all.

Comic Book Review: ALL STAR SUPERMAN (2005) (Part One)

Comic Book Review: ALL STAR SUPERMAN (2005) (Part One)

Hailed as one of the greatest Superman stories ever told, Grant Morrisson gives us the last Superman story ever told… in ALL STAR SUPERMAN. Unlike a reboot or re-telling of an origin story, Morrisson takes concepts and themes already established in the decades of Superman mythos, and enhances them in his own… unique and eccentric way.

Movie Review: BLACK (2005)

Movie Review: BLACK (2005)

Another unnecessarily long winded review from my writing days, years ago. This one is about the Indian Film BLACK. Good luck to anyone who wants to go through it…

Movie Review: 7 KHOON MAAF (2011)

Movie Review: 7 KHOON MAAF (2011)

Vishal Bhardwaj has done some of the best films to come out of the Indian Film Industry ever. His most recent movie comes as an an exhibition of Priyanka Chopra’s talents in the form of 7 KHOON MAAF (SEVEN MURDERS FORGIVEN).

Movie Review: HOTEL RWANDA (2004) – A Tragic Episode In Human History

Movie Review: HOTEL RWANDA (2004) – A Tragic Episode In Human History

The Shah gets passionate and bitter simultaneously: “Within this ‘Brady Bunch’ togetherness woven through technology in our society, we somehow seem to be completely and utterly ignorant to crimes happening in nations beyond our reach.”

Movie Review: UNSTOPPABLE (2010)

Movie Review: UNSTOPPABLE (2010)

UNSTOPPABLE was seriously a lackluster movie that had no beginning or end. The lame-ness of the film itself is pretty unstoppable given the plot and character development.

Movie Review: SEHAR (2005)

Movie Review: SEHAR (2005)

Another oldie. It’s been so long since I saw this movie, I actually almost forgot about this review. But I wrote this as well, like 6 years ago. Thankfully one of my shorter pieces from back then. Still contains a lot of irrelevant background info though. Bah. Old Shah (younger Shah) is so embarrassing.

Book Review: WICKED (1995)

Book Review: WICKED (1995)

I was as big a fan of THE WIZARD OF OZ as much the next film-geek. So I was excited to read a sort of prequel to the overall story of THE WIZARD OF OZ that came in the form of WICKED. And I wouldn’t given a shit at all about the new Sam Raimi movie but now… *squeals*

Movie Review: IQBAL (2006)

Movie Review: IQBAL (2006)

A story of a linguistically handicapped teenager, IQBAL is about dreams, ambitions and one’s determination to achieve what might be out of reach.

TV Series Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 3 (2007)

TV Series Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 3 (2007)

Season 3 of SUPERNATURAL really develops its own universe, exclusive to the show with a hoarde of supporting characters, recurring storylines and also what I would consider to be the BEST cliffhanger of any series that I’ve seen so far. I mean its BIG… like, hell freezing over big…

Movie Review: RANG DE BASANTI (2006)

Movie Review: RANG DE BASANTI (2006)

Rang De Basanti was single handedly responsible for pulling Bollywood out of a decades-long slump.