Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is all about the wedding season in 2021. Okay, not really but in a year where the film content has been middling to terrible, we’ll take joy where we can find it and at the end… Read More »Ep 116- Katrina Di Wedding ft Pitu Sultan
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Episode 93 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast is here in the midst of a slow week. We are joined this episode and the next by the wonderful Saleha (@salandthebadpun on Twitter) and you’ll know exactly why she was the only… Read More »Ep 93- Showgirls of Pakistan, Chhor Denge and listener’s mailbag
Episode 91 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast sees us racing towards a century of episodes! We can scarcely believe it! So we start this stretch with a dive into our listener’s mailbag – featuring a little hate, a lot of… Read More »Ep 91- Listener Mail Bag, White Tiger and Master Review
The London Indian Film Festival (LIFF), regarded as Europe’s largest Indian film festival returns for its 8th edition to London and Birmingham and we are joined by Josh Hurtado from Screen Anarchy to help us navigate through broad choice of… Read More »Ep 224: LIFF 2017 Preview – What To Watch?
Dressed in a golden embroidered jacket, sitting center stage on a bar stool and accompanied by a simple back up band, the heir of Pakistan’s qawwali legacy, Rahat Ali Khan performed before a sold out crowd at the London O2… Read More »Rahat Ali Khan at the O2 Concert Review
For chance to win a copye of the DVD of Identicals: Like our Facebook page/ Follow us on Twitter and drop us a mail with subject line: “I want to win!” on Upodcasting@gmail.com UK entries only and competition deadline is… Read More »Win a DVD of the Stunning Sci- Fi Identicals!
Europe’s Largest South Asian Film Event, the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival, now into year seven, returns to London, from 14 – 24 July, today announces the first raft of its programming with key festival partners BFI. The full… Read More »7th Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival and BFI Reveal 2016 Programme
We’ve been having quite a few amazing acts lately at the O2 AR Rahman, Atif Aslam but we got very excited to hear that Pakistan’s most famous Qawwali singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Khan, the nephew of the late, world-renowned singer… Read More »Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – The Greatest Hits Live at the O2
The trailer for Kapoor & Sons just dropped and here are some free flowing thoughts whilst watching it: Hey, at least Bollywood now accredits the internet when they steal a joke (looking at you Shahrukh) Is this a Badshaah song?… Read More »Kapoor & Sons Trailer Thoughts: Dysfunction is the new black!
Last week Fox arranged a video conference with Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in London for the release of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Here are some excerpts of the Q&A session with the UK press. Q/ WHAT DO YOU… Read More »Prem Ratan Dhan Payo London Press Conference
For India’s Independence Day AR Rahman, held a concert at the O2 Arena to a sold out crowd, accompanied by an orchestra of musicians, singers, table players and qawwalli’s. The concert was dubbed as « The Greatest Hits of AR Rahman » and… Read More »AR Rahman Greatest Hits at the O2 Review
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is a uniquely funny and moving story about Greg, a high school senior who avoids deep human… Read More »Me and Earl and The Dying Girl featurette: ‘This is Where We Explain The Story’
Mani Ratnam is pretty much how I expected him to be – unpretentious, likeable and a man who doesn’t waste words. When he does speak, there was much to inspire and after the hour and bit talk, I am sure… Read More »Screen Talk: Mani Ratnam – London Indian Film Festival 2015, BFI Southbank
After the Fan Teaser which was released last week, we now have the first look and teaser trailer of Raees. Shahrukh Khan’s collaboration with Rahul Dholakia whose not worked with any big canvas movies until now.Although the next movie SRK… Read More »Raees Teaser and posters!
The yearly London Indian Film Festival started with the usual festivities and since we don’t take half measures here at Upodcast. We decided to give you 2 different perspectives by our good buddies Bhushan Kumar (@bogeyno2) and Sujoy Singa (@9e3k)… Read More »Umrika Review: Opening Night LIFF 2015
Brooklyn, is the critically acclaimed, heart-breaking, movie starring Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond The Pines), Jim Broadbent (Iris), Julie Walters (Billy Elliot) and directed by John Crowley (Intermission) and is… Read More »Brooklyn Trailer: So very Irish!
Every year Comic Con bring’s tons of goodies and even though Marvel didn’t make an appearance, Disney managed to rock the house with a very interesting sneak peak at the next Star Wars movie. Fans at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall… Read More »Star Wars Comic Con Sizzle Reel
A very short teaser released for Sultan, Salman Khan’s 2nd collaboration with YRF after the massive success of Ek Tha Tiger. Although we’re no fans of such short teasers or motion posters but we’re always willing to make an exception… Read More »Sultan’s teaser doesn’t reveal much….
Everything related to the lastest Mission: Impossible looks so awesome, the new poster that just released has a slight retro feel and makes pretty much everyone in the movie look cool. The movie definetly looks like a big summer box… Read More »New Poster Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival kicks off with Sundance winner Umrika with hard-hitting cricket documentary Death of a Gentleman to close the festival. Prashant Nair’s Umrika, winner of the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, starring… Read More »London Indian Film Festival (16 – 23 July 2015)
The double Grammy and double Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner, AR Rahman returns to The O2 after five years, with a one off greatest hits show on Saturday 15 August 2015. AR Rahman will be joined by very special guests including;… Read More »AR Rahman announces UK concert dates at the O2
The 5th instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise’s release is just around the corner and personally I couldn’t be more psyched. It might be an unpopular opinion but the movies haven’t had a misstep at least in my book (yes… Read More »Mission Impossible Rogue Nation: New Character Posters
Coming to UK cinemas from 19th June, THE LONGEST RIDE centres on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job… Read More »The longest ride, preview clip
Farah Khan is suddenly a little tearful – “I’ve realised the journey is coming to an end“. Watching the star studded line up at the European press conference for the upcoming Happy New Year in a Central London hotel on… Read More »Happy New Year / Slam Tour Report + New Charlie Promo
London Indian Film Festival brought with it the golden opportunity to spend an evening with ace Indian cinematographer/director – Santosh Sivan. As a fan of his work, this was something not to be missed, and I went in with high… Read More »Santosh Sivan MasterClass BFI LIFF 2014
Yash Raj has just released the first song promo from Daawat E Ishq starring Parineeti Chopra and Aaditya Roy Kapur, releasing in theaters september 5th. Here is the synopsis of the movie from the YRF website and to be honest… Read More »Daawat-e-Ishq Title Song and Trailer
I’m trying to rack my brain when I was last excited for a Brett Ratner movie, it might have been Kites, how young and innocent were we back in those days? But Hercules has me totally psyched, The Rock can… Read More »HERCULES – NEW ‘ARMED FOR BATTLE’ FEATURETTE : The Rock throws a horse!
That Farhan Akhtar is a multi-talented being is beyond doubt – just look to his amazing body…of work as an actor, director, writer, singer, lyricist, producer and general Mr Congeniality of Hindi cinema. But damn it, he is rather likeable… Read More »Farhan Akhtar LIFF Screen Talk at the BFI
It was the opening night of London Indian Film Festival 2014. Now in its 5th year, the festival has become a major platform to showcase the best of what the Indian indie cinema scene has to offer. Running from the… Read More »London Indian Film Festival 2014 starts with Dhol Dhamaka!
Bobby Jasoos is directed by Samar Shaikh, whose impressive cache of work includes being the assistant director on the worldwide hit franchise Dhoom. The film is co-produced by Bollywood actress Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha under their production banner Born… Read More »Samar Shaikh Director of Bobby Jasoos’ Press Interview
Karan Johar, brought in fresh faces for his latest rom-com (I think we can all be grateful he took a break from the Imran Khan – Kareena Kapoor combo). Here is some of the press release: Bollywood heartthrob Varun Dhawan… Read More »Karan Johar Press Interview Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
Ali Fazal has been grinding in Bollywood since quite a few years now. Most probably most people noticed him in 3 Idiiots as the engineer who committed suicide. But now he’s looking forward to his biggest release yet paired opposite… Read More »Bobby Jasoos Press Interview Ali Fazal
To celebrate last week’s release of Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS, Warner Bros. Pictures is pleased to make available an exclusive JERSEY BOYS infographic. JERSEY BOYS stars Christopher Walken, John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Vincent Piazza and is… Read More »Jersey Boys Infographic
Mardaani has been under the radar for a while now but I had assumed wrongly that it was going to be a female version of a Southploitation movie along the lines of a Rowdy Rathore but with Rani Mukherjee instead… Read More »Mardaani Trailer Breakdown: Rani is a bad ass!
The new UK trailer for Melissa McCarthy’s Tammy just hit the site and it looks pretty hilarious! Not only has McCarthy been an MVP as a supporting actor but now she is branching out and becoming the main reason audiences… Read More »New Tammy Trailer: Melissa McCarthy fights a deer
Emma Thompson’s Sold, Million Dollar Arm & Bollywood Stars at London INDIAN Film Festival Executive produced by actor Emma Thompson, Sold will be the red carpet European Premiere opening night film of the Fifth annual London INDIAN Film Festival (July… Read More »LIFF 2014: Europe’s Largest South Asian Film Event is Back!
We look forward to the London Indian Film Festival and this year they seem to be bringing in the big (although maybe slighlty downbeat) guns for this year’s premiere. Sold will have its red carpet European Premiere at the opening… Read More »Sold Will open the 2014 London Indian FilmFestival
Akshay Kumar doesn’t make it easy to root for him as a fan, not only repeating the same genre repeatedly but now he seems to be revisiting characters too. Singh Is King was a massive success although I did not… Read More »Singh Is Bling: New Posters for Akshay and Prabhu Deva’s latest team up
Probably my favorite animated movie of the past years is How To Train Your Dragon, the world and character building the filmmakers showed was so touching, funny and heartpounding, there wasn’t a shadow of a doubt in my mind that… Read More »How To Train Your Dragon 2: 5 Minute Preview!
Bringing together a very promising cast of Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (aka the King Slayer) and actor- writer- director Nic Cassavetes, The Other Woman might just be one of those movies that rises above the… Read More »The Other Woman: An Unlikely Trio featurette
Here is the first teaser and poster for Melissa McCarthy’s next “Tammy” directed by Ben Falcone, who is also her husband (he played the Air Marshall in Bridesmaids), and co-starring Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney, Kathy Bates, Toni Collette.… Read More »Tammy Teaser: Melissa McCarthy is having a bad day!
The trailers of Akshay Kumar movies have started to follow a distinct pattern since he made Rowdy Rathore and it seems not much has changed for the trailer of Holiday- A Soldier is Never Of Duty. First the trailer will… Read More »Holiday Trailer Breakdown: Ek Tha Soldier
Quite a few interesting tid bits about the forthcoming sequel of 300, firstly that it isn’t really a sequel but a movie about concurrent events. This time we follow the Athenian navy as they battle the onslaught of Persian God/King… Read More »300: Rise of An Empire Behind The Scenes Featurette
Every movie directing by Imtiaz Ali is something to look forward to, he seems to be able to craft characters that stay with you for a long time after leaving the theater. Especially when he teams up with composer AR… Read More »HighWay Posters and Behind the Scenes tidbits
Right in time for V-day we have a dreamy, magical love story to defy our yearly cynism. Come on people, it’s once a year, get over it! A New York Winter’s Tale (quite the horrible title) hits cinemas February 21st. starring… Read More »A New York Winter’s Tale: 2 new trailers
Teaming up again with director Jaume Collet Serra (after Unknown, and with an equally forgettable title Non Stop) Liam Neeson is burned out Air Marshall, in another mid budget, high octane action movie. Sometimes I wonder if the surprising success… Read More »Non Stop Trailer: Liam Neesons is one scary Air Marshal
There seem to be so many adaptations of Young Adult novels lately that it’s become increasingly hard to keep track of them. Although studios are hoping for another Hunger Games some end up just being Ender’s Games. Shaileen Woodley is… Read More »Divergent Trailer and Infographic
It truly has been a long wait for Darren Aronofsky to follow up his critically acclaimed Black Swan, but now that the trailer for Noah starring Russel Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Logan Lerman is… Read More »Noah Trailer: It’s about to get Biblical!
With the release of MAN OF STEEL available on BLU-RAY 3D™, BLU-RAY™ 3D STEELBOOK, BLU-RAY™, DVD and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD from 2nd December 2013, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, we have been receiving quite a few of the clips of the extras… Read More »Man Of Steel: Behind the Scenes clips Zod and Flying as Superman
Here is a media interview done with Sonakshi Sinha and Jimmy Shergill, Jimmy (and Vidyut Jammwal) being the main reason I would want to watch this movie, its a shame that “the media” didnt bother to find any decent questions… Read More »Sonakshi Sinha and Jimmy Shergill Media Interview
Time to spray on the Sex Panther and head on over to the pants store! The Channel 4 newsteam is back, this time placing Ron Burgundy and his crew in the 80’s is a perfect gold mine for comedy. I… Read More »Anchorman 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES Trailer
By now most people have heard of this little underground movie called Krrish 3, although none of us have figured out how to write the title without googling it or why it isn’t just simply called Krrish 2. The marketing… Read More »Krrish 3 Hritik Roshan Media Interview
You’d expect that after the massive success of Bridesmaids, we would be seeing a lot more of Kristen Wiig on screen, unfortunately that’s not been the case. Even Girl Most Likely which was previously called Imogene and premiered last year… Read More »Girl Most Likely Trailer and Poster
Quite looking forward to The Counsellor, beside an amazing cast of Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt. It’s a return for Sir Ridley Scott to a smaller story based thriller written by Cormac McCarthy, so im… Read More »The Counsellor Character Posters and Clips
We’ve been having a hard time understanding what Besharam is all about. From the throwback promo to having Abhijeet sing Dil Ka Jo Haal Hail, it seems the team has been stuck in some sort of time warp where the… Read More »Besharam Media Interview and New Song Promo
When we met the Kochadaiiyaan team for a press conference back in April 2012 producer Murali mentioned: “Kochadaiiyaan is going to be a very different animation film with Indian and international technicians. Even better than Tin- Tin. And first of… Read More »Kochadaiiyaan Teaser looks choppy!
Drum rolls please…The title has been revealed as Transformers: Age Of Extinctions. Adding Mark Wahlberg to the cast and rumours of Dinobots, this is probably going to be another massive smash hit and after the success of Pain & Gain,… Read More »Transformers 4 has a name and Teaser poster
Never been a huge fan of Indian Television, which are formulaic, melodramatic family dramas that keep going on and on! But there was always potential in the vast audience and talent available and it seems that legendary actor Anil Kapoor… Read More »First Trailer India’s 24 Looks Dhin-a Din Da!
If per chance you are looking to send your favorite movie and Podcast host some well deserved Xmas gifts, then the Man Of Steel Blu Ray is probably a sure shot. Available to pre-order from August 23rd in the UK,… Read More »Man Of Steel DVD and Blu Ray will release in time to save Xmas
Released this Monday, August 12th, the DVD and Blu-Ray of Evil Dead, one of my movies of the year so far. A fitting remake for the 21st century, this has some things the original lacks: consistently good acting across all… Read More »The Evil Dead: coming to your home from August 12th
Whatever we’ve seen of Madras Cafe until now has been quite intriguing, it might be because John Abraham makes a savvier producer than leading man and because casting Nargis Fakri as a foreign war correspondent might actually work. We received… Read More »Madras Cafe New Images and Video’s
A short featurette about Hugh Jackman’s 6th* reprisal of The Wolverine character gives us a peak into the story and some new images that weren’t in the trailer. It really looks like they went back to what audiences like about… Read More »A Ronin Story- The Wolverine Featurette
What an amazing line up that LIFF has in stall for London Audiences! Some of these movies you won’t be getting a chance to see in the UK anywhere else. The London Indian Film Festival will be running from the… Read More »Monsoon Shootout, Bombay Talkies to bookend Fourth London INDIAN Film Festival
The Twilight Saga has created such a bad taste in the mouths of non twihard audiences that any property even closely resembling it sends knee jerk reactions, sometimes unfairly. Of course movies studios are working the opposite way where they… Read More »The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones Trailer and Character Posters
Director of the run away hit Band Baaja Baraat, Maneesh Sharma is back, this time teaming up Sushant Singh Rajput (Kai Po Che) with Parineeti Chopra (Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and Ishaqzaade) and newcomer Vaani Kapoor. Yash Raj have released… Read More »Shuddh Desi Romance Digital Poster
The stylistically-gory trailer for 300: Rise of an empire has just been released and Upod has also been given some cracking new posters for it. Sequel to the hugely successful 300, these posters re-capture the original’s aesthetic and make me wish… Read More »300: Rise of an empire
The new Wolverine trailer just went love and its looking pretty damn amazing. Showing quite a bit of the action set pieces and revealing pretty much all the plot. But we’re sold! Synopsis: Based on the celebrated comic book arc,… Read More »New Wolverine International Trailer
Jason Sudeikus and Jennifer Aniston were the best part in the mediocre Horrible Bosses, this time they are back directed by Rawson Marhsall Thurber, director of Dodgeball, which is one of my favorite comedies of recent years and the trailer… Read More »We’re The Millers Trailer and Poster
After 17 years, the cast and crew of the brilliant British film ‘Trainspotting’ (1996) came together for a very special reunion screening in London. The first in a series of Classic Cinema Reunions, the Trainspotting event was curated by the… Read More »Danny Boyle revisits Trainspotting
When 300 came out it pretty much blew people away partly because of the way it was shot. The technology was nothing new and we had seen it before in movies like Sin City and Sky Captain but the fluidity… Read More »300: Rise of An Empire Exclusive Stills and Poster
Already my most anticipated movie of the year, this trailer has just left me speechless. Showing us much more of the action, visuals and leading man Cavill (literally). Since the release is just around the corner, it’s fun to see… Read More »Man Of Steel Trailer is ZOMG!
Never let it be said Upod lacks flair, sophistication or an eye for the unusual. Starting today, April 4th, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is back in London for its 4th edition, with fantastic films and a host of famous actors… Read More »4th Rendez-vous with French cinema
Maybe it’s the legacy of the Transporter movies or the realm of B-grade actioners they roam in but Jason Statham movies just dont get the respect they deserve. Apart from some serious action set pieces, he really seeks out exciting… Read More »Hummingbird Trailer – Statham and the power of a Combover
Seems like the producers of Commando are finally seeing what everyone already saw in Force. Vidyut Jamwal is awesome! I feel we should have a weekly post just praising the guy, and with the release just a couple of weeks… Read More »Commando First Poster + New Videos
Upodcasting are pleased to present five stunning new character banners for the upcoming release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The posters feature Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks), Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) and the symbol of… Read More »Hunger Games Catching Fire: new artwork and posters
The latest instalment of booze-fulled mayhem and its after-effects is here! Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong & John Goodman, The Hangover III is released May 24th. This time, there’s no… Read More »The Hangover 3 Teaser Trailer
Dreamworks and Pixar have been competing animation studios from the start and lately Dreamworks has really been stepping up their game and have totally landed on my good boosk since the wonderful How To Train Your Dragon (and even MegaMind… Read More »The Croods: Meet the Characters of Dreamworks PreHistoric Adventure
Arnie is coming back on screen this Friday on our screens and he is teaming up with Kim Jee Woom, the amazing Korean director of The Good, The Bad and The Weird, I Saw The Devil and A BitterSweet Life… Read More »The Last Stand: Arnie’s Awesome Illustrated Poster
Only last night we were having a discussion about Damages the court room drama which just finished it’s final season in the US and after the promise of the first season, it couldnt really live up to it’s potential. As… Read More »I Give it A Year New Clips and Poster
Not only is Leonardo Dicaprio teaming up with Baz Luhrman after Romeo + Juliet, but also with long time friend Toby Maguire. It seems that Baz Luhrman is bringing a lot of his trademark elements to this adaptation of F… Read More »The Great Gatsby: New Trailer + Character Posters (Trailer Contains Amitabh Bachchan!)
Lights, camera, action! Or in Upod’s case: pizza, ice cream, movie! The venue? Martin’s flat, London. The food? Domino’s meat-based pizzas and Ben and Jerry’s Vermonster and Cookie Dough ice cream. The occasion? A Upod get together and a chance… Read More »Mel Gibson’s summer vacation with pizzas
*Before you start reading, I would suggest you scroll down and start listening to the embedded episode of the Curry Smugglers below, even more so if you have never heard the show before. Done? Let’s go. The Curry Smugglers… Read More »Curry Smugglers Chill 6 is Finally Upon us!
We posted quite a few posters a couple of days ago and now we get the full trailer and a few still from the movie, set to be Disney first big release of 2013. I love most of the cast… Read More »Oz The Great and Powerful: New Full Trailer and Movie Stills
Every shot we have seen from Life of Pi has just been excruciatingly beautiful, and although we haven’t read Yann Martel’s book the movie is based on yet, it has been recommended to us at least a gajillion time (no… Read More »Life Of Pi: Exclusive Video Diary Suraj Sharma
Last week there The British Film Institute released it’s Sight And Sound Poll, a survey they do every decade with over 800 Film critics, distributors and academics. The big news this year was that Citizen Kane was knocked out the… Read More »Top Ten Movies of Upodcast – An Alternative to the Sight and Sound Poll
A comic book nerd’s wet dream and an endless debate when chilling out with fellow geeks, what would happen when 2 of the most beloved and powerful characters in Comic book History collided? Michael Habajan has created a few short… Read More »SuperMan vs Hulk Fan Created video
We’ve featured the work of video artists Kirby Ferguson’s and editor Rob G Wilson before in the post for Episode 31 (remakes, adaptations and straight lifts in Bollywood) where he dissected all the influences of Quentin Tarantino in Kill Bill.… Read More »All the influences in the Matrix- Everything is a Remix
I know you’re supposed to hate George Lucas for raping our collective childhood by making the Ewoks blink and other such nonsense but unfortunately I can’t do that. I still love the Star Wars trilogy and maybe don’t even hate… Read More »The Empire Strikes Back as a Silent Movie
Not much to say other than I think this is a fine way to get our COW (clip of the week) series up and running. Remember kids, the next time you’re in a hostage situation, just keep pouring that sugar… Read More »Clint (Harry) rocks it in our first ever COW
Not much to say about this video except that it’s pretty amazing and you should totally check it out if you are a fan the arcade game Street Fighter. Some of the moves might seem from the Alpha Edition which isn’t my favorite but it always amazes me how much time people have to make these stop animations!
The Emmy nominations are about to be announced this thursday and to create some viral buzz here is a hilarious video of last year’s Emmy host, Joel Mchale, loved by Upodcast for his role in one of our favorite shows… Read More »Melissa McCarthy(Bridesmaids) And Joel McHale (Community) Train For The Emmys!
Cartoon Network’s reboot of the 80’s animated Show
Thundercats is ready to air on TV in the next few months. And a new trailer and
some footage of how the show looks like have just been released on YouTube.
Check out both clips after the jump!Read More »New Thundercats Trailer and 10 minute footage!
Finally we’re starting to get apps on the iPhone that are useful and not just about chucking fat birds to kill pigs ( altough pigs are filthy animals) or ninja’s slicing melons. Here is an app that will get any… Read More »Augmented Reality Cinema: Apps for Movie Fans
Here at Upodcasting we more than loved The Wire. We adored The Wire…knelt down at its altar and prayed for more of the goodstuff. Not that we were alone in this of course. And now, as times have changed and… Read More »The Wire characters what happened next: Marlo Stanfield
Although this has been running for a while and I thought nothing of it, something has changed recently to make me wholeheartedly despise the advert that I will outline below. Maybe it’s the fact it’s been repeated a lot recently,… Read More »Adverts that really p*ss me off; part 327
Who doesn’t love Hip Hop (except racists)? French BeatBox artist Eklips takes us through the journey from classics as Afrikaa Bombaata, all the way to the recent Kanye West Album. It truly is amazing to see how things have changed ( altough maybe not always for the best). One of the best Beatbox Vids we’ve seen in a long time. Check it out after the jump!Read More »History of Rap
Ricky Gervais has created quite a kerfuffle with his recent stint hosting the 2010 Golden Globes. Since his appearance, the media have been going gaga about alleged fights, rumors and other highlights which uphold the journalistic esteem that most media outlets seem to be maintaining.
But news isn’t news unless there is a Taiwanese CGI version of it! Here is the Ricky Gervais appearance digitized and insane!Read More »Taiwanese CGI news team takes on Ricky Gervais!
Repeated from July 2010, Rich Hall‘s The Dirty South, shows the comedian turning his attention to Hollywood‘s portrayal of the south.Â And to be more accurate, how it has misunderstood, misrepresented and mis-sold the southern states.Â Using interviews, archive… Read More »Rich Hall’s Dirty South, or, How Hollywood just doesn’t get the South
As far as Upod is concerned, anything is game: who else would bring you reviews of Black Sheep, Let The Right One in, Lord of War and 500 days of summer? I recently had the opportunity, courtesy of the British… Read More »Upod gets serious: Metropolis, restored edition
When I heard the words “Evil Santa movie” I was sold. The trailer was smart, brooding and promised a very dark film twisting the usual conventions of the annual bearded gift giver. So does this Finnish flick -that’s receiving some excellent reviews- live up to the promise? Check out our full review after the jump! Read More »Review: Rare Exports – A Christmas Tale
Ok okay, at this point I will come clean, the only reason I am using this kid’s talent and adorableness is to push down the monstrosity that Asim posted about Friends! 🙂 I guess he found one of my buttons… Read More »6 year old Tanner Edwards dances & gets a surprised!
I came across this and thought its one hell of an awesome idea on behalf of Sony, so pretty much Sony announced that it is preparing to launch an official PlayStation application for the iPhone and iPod touch. The app… Read More »This one is going out to Asim and all the gamers out there!
Hey, check it out, in this clip Jamel Debbouze shows how to create a tube Stromae while helping him composing the song “Alors On Danse” . A funny video where one discovers Stromae plus of course Jamel is being him… Read More »Jamel Debbouze and Stromae – Alors On Danse!
I could only come up with Charlie (Aisha Tyler) and that was in the final seasons. Check out the clip after the jump!
The first official trailer for Marvel’s Thor has just been released. Adapted from the long runing comic book based on the Norse God of Thunder and Ligthning, the movie releasing this summerÂ is directed by Keneth Brannag and stars Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman. Check out the trailer after the jump!Read More »By the Hammer of Thor’s Trailer
Gylne Tider means Golden Times in Norwegian and for the premiere of the 4th season ofÂ “Where are they now?”Â a little viral video has been created with a host of childhood stars. Altough I don’t understand why some of the people are included (Glenn Close, MickeyÂ Rourke)Â as they still have pretty succesful careers, it is fun to see a lot of older faces on blue screen backgrounds. Check out this awesome viral video after the jump!Read More »Gylne Tider: Let it be- The Ultimate Celebrity Where Are They Now?
Farah Khan’s Akshay Kumar– Katrina Kaif starrer, Tees Maar Khan is closing in for a Christmas release and has quickly become the talk of the town altough maybe not for all the right reasons. To counter or fuel the PR machine the third promo featuring Salman Khan, basking in his post Dabanng glory, has just released. Check it out this mast qawalli number and our thoughts on some of the controversies surrounding Tees Maar Khan’s release after the jump!Read More »Wallah Re Wallah Sheila ki Controversy: Thoughts on Tees Maar Khan
THE BEGINNING OF THE END: A Review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 by a self-proclaimed Potterhead, Anandini Sekhar The anticipation for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 has been building for much longer than… Read More »The Ultimate Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 Review
- In brightest day,Â in blackest night,Â No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, Beware my power… Green Lantern‘s light! The trailer for the Green Lantern has just hit the net.
- DC‘s third most popular superhero (after Superman and Batman ) starring Ryan Reynolds, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins and ‘Gossip Girl’ Blake Lively directed by Martin Campbell is coming to our screens next year! Is it time to charge up our power rings and take our Lantern Oaths? Check out the trailer after the jump!Read More »Green Lantern Trailer!
Well what can I say after such a title! Except clearly Lord Vader won hands down!! Not much to say at this point, asides you checking out the clip and let us know who won the battle in your opinion!
Director Todd Philips follow-up to the unbelievably successful Hangover is a re-imagining of the Steve Martin– John Candy classic: Planes, Trains and Automobiles. But this time itâ€™s Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galafanakis taking the main leads. Due Date is… Read More »Review: Due Date
Modern family is quickly becoming onf othe funniest shows on TV and the second season is defintely not letting up with delivering consistent laugh out loud moments. Altough all of the cast are hilarious, we do have a soft spot… Read More »Sofia Vergara’s Accent Prank on Ellen
Do you want to see your eminent Upodcast hostÂ Asim dance on the Internet and make a fool of himself!Â Of couse you do!Â Watch Project Munni, our tribute to one of our favorite movies of 2010 Dabangg and our friends from CurrySmugglers.Â Watch… Read More »CurrySmugglers: Project Munni
Is this the visual proof that time travel has been invented? We’ll let you watch the videoÂ and decide as George Clark who discovered the footage and presented it at a few film festivals explains the quandary quite well. Is the lady appearing at the 1928 premier of Charlie Chaplin‘s The Circus, holding and talking to someone on a Mobile phone?? Check out the clip after the jump!Read More »Proof that Time Travel Exists?
There is a video game in the pipeline and of course a Blu Ray with lot’s of juicy extra’sÂ so the movie has been gaining a lot of momentum in quite a few media outlets. The Scream 2010 awards held byÂ Spike TV had Â a little reunion by putting both the stars on stage.Â Check out the clips after the jump!
Lafangey Parindey (directed by Pradeep Sarkar ) is the product of a confused studio,Yash Raj films. Once the most illustrious productionÂ company in India now a factory of cookie cutter, bland and utterly forgettable products. A studio that just doesnâ€™t understand… Read More »Review: Lafangey Parindey
The internet is abuzz with rumours coming in that Anil Kapoor, one of the most awesome Hindi film actors of the pastÂ 3 decades, will be a part of the Brad Bird directed fourth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise. If the stories are true, this might be the highest profile casting for an Indian actor since Amrish Puri in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Read the full story after the jump!Read More »Anil Kapoor cast in Mission Impossible 4?
One of my favorite Bollywood personalities former movie-critic, director and now producer Kunal Kohli has just released the first look of his forthcoming movie starring Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone called Break Ke Baad on twitter! Click here for the trailer and our thoughts of this upcoming Rom-ComRead More »Break ke Baad : First Look Revealed
From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan, Devil is the first part of â€œthe Night Chroniclesâ€ , a trilogy of urban scary movies. The premise is simple. Five strangers get trapped in a high-rise elevator, one of them might be the Devil and he is killing them one by one whilst a cop tries to solve the riddle before everyone is killed in front of their eyes. Â Check out our review after the jump!Read More »Filmblog Review: Devil
If you have Angry Birds on your iPhone (or other less impressive smartphones) , then you have spent many hours playing this highly addictive gameÂ trying to kill the green and mean Pigs that stole your eggs. Rovio has just announced the launch of a new character The Mighty Eagle, check out the video for a sneakpeak after the jump!Read More »Angry Birds: New Character revealed!
A bit of Friday fun what if Nolan’s second best movie was adapted to a campy/broadway musical? I am sure we all agree this would be a horrible idea. Have you seen Strutting Leo? It’s a new internet meme doing the rounds. Check out the video and some of the best strutting Leo’s after the jump!Read More »Inception: The Musical and Strutting Leo
Alright fans of DC Universe Animated Original Movies are all rejoicing and ready for the next Superman and Batman movie by the end of this month on the 28th, hereâ€™s the official synopsis: â€œAfter a spaceship splashes down in Gotham… Read More »23 days to Superman/Batman Apocalypse!!
So it seemsÂ Yemrika (the evilÂ twin of America)Â has decided that desis need to start laughing with/at themselves and to aid poor brown people develop a sense of humour there is a new show on it’s way called Outsourced. Is this new NBC-show, programmed for their Fall line-up, supposed to beÂ funny or just plain offensive, check out the clip after the jump!
According to Wikipedia (obviously the most reliable of sources) The name “Emmy” was chosen as a feminization of “immy”, a nickname used for the image orthicon tubes that were common in early television cameras. In any case this yearly award for excellence in the medium of TV was presented last night in LA and here is a full list of winners and nominees. See the list after the jump!Read More »Emmy 2010: Winners and Nominees (Losers)
As a huge Modern Family fan, which is by the way a show that just fell in my lap I had no clue what I was getting in here, however Modern Family got me hooked immediately with its sharp material… Read More »Modern Family – In The Moonlight (Do me)
Danny Perasa and his wife, Annie, recount their twenty-seven-year romance. As they remember their life together from their first date to Dannyâ€™s final days with terminal cancer, these remarkable Brooklynites personify the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of everyday people when we take the time to listen. Check out this heartwarming animated video after the Jump!Read More »Danny & Annie: A 27 year long â€˜Love Storyâ€™
Cee Lo has been dropping awesome tracks his entire career but his profileÂ really got a boost since he started working with DJ Danger Mouse and created Gnarls Barkley. Together they dropped the massively succesfull album “ST Elsewhere”. His latest track from the forthcoming albumÂ has even more of that jazzy upbeat sound. And now 50 Cent has dropped a remix version. Check out both versions of Upodcast’s favorite track at the moment after the jump!Read More »Cee Lo Green and 50 Cent say ” F*ck You”
The classic Wu-Tang video done with the help of Lego Blocks.
Don’t think I need to explain any further, check it out after the jump!Read More »Wu-Tang Lego: Da Mystery of Chessboxin’
Fiction or not! The best free diving video of all time, simply legendary! I came across this a while back however it left one of the best impressions! Donâ€™t know what is it about this clip that spoke to me,… Read More »Guillaume Nery base jumping at Deanâ€™s Blue Hole, filmed on breath hold by Julie Gautier!
When we agreed to have a celebration week for Sridevi, the movie I instantly wanted to re-watch to see the full power of the undisputed queen of the Bollywood 80’s was the 1989 Pankaj Parashar directed Chaalbaaz. This remake of â€œSeeta aur Gheetaâ€ starred Sridevi in a double role of Anju and Manju, Sunny Deol and Rajnikanth as the male leads, a whole host of 80â€™s clichÃ©s and even a Subhai Ghai-style heavily made up troupe of villains headed up by a buck-toothed Anupam Kher wearing Nicole Kidmanâ€™s plastic nose from â€œThe Hoursâ€. Â Check out Upodcast‘s full review of this Masala Classic and why this movie as no other illustrates the power and phenomenon that is Sri Devi AKA Thunder Thighs AKA Roopi Ki Rani… Click here for more!Read More »FilmBlog: Chaalbaaz (1989)- SriDeviPalooza
Check out the video after the jump if you haven’t seen it yet!
I came across this and thought everyone needs to check it out! Jackie has trained a fish in English and Chinese! Nothing left to say but, GO JACKIE!!! Awesome, no?!
Just a little bit of fun for Friday. Here is a small infographic explaining how to win at the game everytime. We tried it past weekend and we got pretty close to winning most games but then again our opponent… Read More »How to always win at Rock Paper Scissors?
DABANGGÂ has been my most anticipated Bollywood movie for 2010 and I am elated to see that the trailer is catering to all our masala sensibilities and delivers an all fronts. It’sÂ like an explosion of all things yummy and dipped in awesome juice!
Starring Salman Khan and introducing Shotgun Sinha’s daughter, Sonaksi. Dabanng is a movie about a “bad ass Robin hood corrupt cop” set in rural India. Arbaaz Khan is producing (and acting) with Abhinav Kashyap in charge of direction and the trailer looks uh-ma-zing!. Check it out our thoughts and the full trailer after the jump!Read More »DABANGG: The most BANGGin’ Bollywood trailer of 2010!
L’arnacouer is a French movie with a mistranslated English title starring French Heart throb and box office golden boy Romain Duris and the lovely singer-actress Vanessa Paradis. It tells the story of a Alex Lippi, playboy for hire specializing in… Read More »FilmBlog: L´Arnacoeur (HeartBreaker)
We posted the trailer for the Michel Gondry directed The Green Hornet trailer earlier, but apparently there is already a version of the Green Hornet available and surprisingly it is also directed by a French director, Check out this amazing fan-made short movie after the jump!
With the release of Grown ups, starring Adam Sandler and many other comedic co-stars (Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Kevin James). Unfortunately the reviews are pretty terrible and the do dall into the trappings we predicted when reviezing the trailer. But asÂ I said then I’ll probably end up watching this on a rainy day.
Here is a chart showing the relationship between Adam Sandler playing angry characters and Box Office success of his movies. Check out the full image after the jump! Read More »A History of Adam Sandler movies: Make me angry!
Check out their latest video from new album, How I Got Over released 22 june, after the jump!
He’s now decided to pit to of the most respected directors against in each other in this new video! Check it outÂ the awesome result after the jump!Read More »Stanley Kubrick vs Martin Scorsese Video Mash up
The First Green Hornet trailer has just been released and has received a collective “meh” from Geek audiences it seems. This Michel Gondry re-imagining of the popular 60’s TV show starring Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou and theÂ awesomeÂ Christoph Waltz… Read More »Trailer Green Hornet
Here’s a little infographic about the difference between the new shiny iPhone 4 and the old and ugly iPhone 3 that no one wants anymore.
See the full screen image after the jump!
Rap artist may have been flaunting their wealth openly the last few years but they have nothing on Cartoon characters who take ballin’ to a whole new level.
So if you have ever wondered who has the bigger Pimpin’ credentials in Cartoon terms, check out this awesome breakdown after the jump!
Altough viral video‘s are nothing new in the arsenal of movie marketeers, I wanted to post this asÂ I do have a fondness for Russel Brand even though most English have now started despising him. But then again I’m not English.
Check out his video with some very funny altough NSFW lyrics.Read More »Supertight: Get him to the Greek! Music Video
Beautiful short film by Portugese Director Nuno Rocha commisioned by LG. I have one of their TV‘s and am very satisfied (so LG throw some money the Upodcast way) and besides that the short film is beautiful. But then again , I have a heart that beats hard and fast. Keep a tissue handy for any tears and check out these achingly moving 6 minutes of cinemaÂ after the jump:
With the Football world cup just around the corners a lot of brands are upping their advertisement coverage. Living in England ,Â we get inundated by cheap gimmicky ads with C-level footballers (I am talking to you Mars) so it’s quite refreshing when Adidas manages to hit the right tone of geekiness and celebrity appearnace withouth loosing “cool points”. Here’s the latest Star Wars ad inspired by the Cantina scene featuring Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk, Jay Baruchel, one of the Gallaghers and David Beckham. (or as I like calling him, Beckman) Check out the ad after the jump:Read More »Adidas: Star Wars Celebrity Cantina
The glorious Republic of China has decided to come out with it’s own product which looks eerily similar, check out the video after the jump!
Once in a while something comes along that ticks a lot of boxes in one go and takes you by surprise.Â Whilst trying to find an MP3 of Moby’s God moving over the face of the waters, (taken from the… Read More »Soundtrack to our Lives: Moby / UNKLE â€“ God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters
Since I saw a small newsreel about a new form of entertainment created in the banlieue’s of Paris, I have pretty much been obsessed with Free Running or Parkour. Then came Yamakasi and both of theÂ District B-13 movies (Banlieue 13)
A past-time for bored kids that has slowly turned into a global phenomenon partly because of the Bourne movies and the James Bond reboot, Casino Royale. Check out a Parkour video after the jump as you have never seen it before.
Jimmy Kimmel has launched a handsome men’s club, obvisously the Upodcast team was the first to receive an invitation. Jimmy presents a late night entertainment show and altough he may not be as well known as hisÂ rivals Jay Leno, David Letterman and previously ConanÂ ‘O BrianÂ but he is a lot younger and has been better at creating a few viral campaign that have generated quite a lot of buzz. First there was the “F*cking Matt Damon” with Sarah Silverman, and his celebrity appearance laden retort “F*cking Ben Affleck“. This time he takes it up a notch. Check out the hilarious clip after the jump!Read More »Handsome Men’s Club
It’s directed by acclaimed south Indian director Mani Ratnam after their awesome collaboration in Guru.Â It also stars the wonderfully effervescent Aishwarya Rai of which we only see a passing shot. Watch it here now before it get’s pulled by the man!
Â In this new segment to our site we will highlight some of the Music Albums or Artists that had a major impact on our lives. Imperial Asiatiques Men or Invasion ArrivÃ©e de Mars was known to most French rap… Read More »Soundtrack to our lives: IAM, Gods of French Rap
Since the age of 6, I have imagined many different variations of this movie,Â although sometimes in my little boy’s imagination Jackie Chan might be part of the gang or some days Muhammad Ali would kick Hitler‘s ass. It might have taken them over 20 year but thank the Gods of Californian muscle toning the trailer for The Expendables is finally online.
Check it out after the jump!
Oscar winner and all round amazing actress Marion Cottillard introduces a new tool for women to be successful and be taken seriously in an office environment with the guys from FunnyorDie.
Maybe not suitable for everyone but still pretty hilarious. And I follow the general rule of thumb in life… The more Cotillard, the better.
Check out the clip here!
Ok, I got to admit until the 4th song I thought these were some very talented twins or an Ashton Kutcher cloning experiment gone horribly wrongÂ and I’m still not entirely sure yet but the medley is really fun to watch. check it out after the jump!Read More »20+ TV theme song medley
It’s time for a run-down of some of the hottest trailers coming from the outsourcing capital of the world! We all need a bit of spice in our lives (unlessÂ you suffer from IBS then you should clearly avoid anything relating to Bollywood or Mexican). And I look forward to the new batch of emotional overdoses coming our way.
Keep reading for some of the most exciting Bollywood trailers and our thoughts on them!Read More »Latest Trailers from Bollywood
The New Trailer for Iron Man 2 looks insane. The character might not be my all time favorite superhero character (no one can touch the Dark Knight) but John Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. managed to deliver one of the best all round Marvel adaptations.
And the new trailer takes it to the next logical step. Click more for the full trailer and our thoughts!Read More »New Iron Man 2 Trailer
Altough the Upodcast team usually talks about under the radar news, being movie buffs we do get caught up with the yearly hysteria of the Academy Awards.
After the jump you can find the full list of winners and wieners from aunty Beeb
And don’t forget to catch our next Podcast( Episode 9)Â where we will be giving our acerbic take on this year’s show…with some very special guests.
There are many theories about how our world started(one of which is that we are half-Cylon?). Here is an amazing prize winning animated short by graphic design artist Ryan Uhrich. What heâ€™s done is juxtapose two versions of how life… Read More »Duelity: An Animated history of the world (both sides)
I’m fully on board of the Lost– train whilst it breezes by to it’s (probably unstatisfying)Â conclusion. I’m not used to watching a showÂ episode as I just can’t muster up the patience. So I usually just wait for the whole… Read More »College Humour: Lost writers need your help!
The superhero bug has bitten the entire world and the Indian film industry is no different. Except for the ridiculous Govinda- Kimi KatkarÂ Indian Superman scene on YouTube, the first real superhero that I can remember was Amitabh Bachan in… Read More »First look Disney’s first Bollywood: Zokkomon
My Name is Khan… and I’m not a terrorist. A line spoken many times in this movie by Indian Superstar Shahrukh Khan, playing a good hearted Muslim man suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome, resonated with me in a very strong way.… Read More »FilmBlog: Review My Name Is Khan
ANother Friday, another chance for American TV to get it in the neck from me… This time and with due consideration that this is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel I have chosen two and a half men.… Read More »Friday rant part three: Two and a half men
With the release of the Last Airbender trailer during the Superbowl (The SuperBowl has something to do with American Football a game no non-american can ever understand, but the also have cool movie trailers and Janet Jackson Nip Slip so… Read More »Movies to look forward to in 2010
Well, another week passes and another thing bugs me. And I do understand I’m a little slow here, but Goddamnit I was upset when I found out that Reaper was only deemed worthy of 2 seasons. This from the country… Read More »Friday rant (pt 2â€¦and on Monday) Reaper
Let’s Agree 2009 kinda sucked! Since last year, the economy is in shambles which has effected the day to day lives of pretty much for everyone exceptÂ for the craziesÂ on MTV’s Cribs. Michael Jackson is no more, the James Cameron Avatar… Read More »Gold 4 Macs and the effects of the Global Economic Meltdown