Rajiv Abraham is a Christian, audiophile, foodie, gamer, shutterbug, geek, and occasional blogger, though he’s trying to change that last bit.

High Road To China That Doesn't Quite Add Up

High Road to China (1983) is one movie that I spent more time reading the reviews of than actually watching it. Most of the reviews are right, it’s an Indiana Jones wannabe, not done very well. But all said and done, it’s worth a one time watch simply because they don’t make ‘em like these anymore, ans especially if you are a fan of either Tom Selleck or Bess Armstrong. [Read More]

John Worricker Is No James Bond, But Hugely Entertaining

Caught up on an old school spy trilogy starring the wonderful Bill Nighy and ably supported by an excellent ensemble cast of powerhouse performers like Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Helena Bonham Carter, Winona Ryder, Ewen Bremner, Christopher Walken, and Felicity Jones to name a few. Now that should be enough to get anyone excited about this TV Movie trilogy… yes that’s made for TV movies. But at the outset let me warn you it’s no James Bond. [Read More]

Solo: A Star Wars Story Isn't Really A Star Wars Story

For a long time I did not want to watch Solo: A Star Wars Story for the simple reason I did not want to get disappointed especially in light of all of the negative reviews. Finally, I did get around to watching it and I still did not want to post a review (well a mini review) because I wasn’t sure I loved it or hated it. Don’t get me wrong, as a standalone action movie Solo gets everything right, at least for the most part. [Read More]

A Quiet Place Is A Good Place To Be

Wow a super awesome horror thriller after a long time makes A Quiet Place a really good place to be. The last movie that was both a high and got the scares going was 2016’s Don’t Breathe. A Quiet Place starts and ends with a family in a world overtaken by monsters where sound is your enemy. Make a sound and the monsters will find you and kill you… stay silent, it’s that simple. [Read More]

The Meg Is A Giant Shark Movie Without The Scares

Remember Jaws? It will scare you even today. The Meg however is big screen Hollywood entertainment that’s good, but without the thrills and the scares you’d expect from a monster movie about a giant shark. Thankfully, there’s Jason Statham, and the cute Shuya Sophia Cai to save the day. Li Bingbing is there purely for the romance, and Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, and Robert Taylor are all wasted, but hey there’s a giant Megalodon (a really big shark) that will keep you entertained. [Read More]

Tomb Raider Makes For A Very Weak And Ineffectual Lara Croft

The latest Tomb Raider movie is more of a miss than a hit. The biggest drawback is going in the movie has a weak lead in Alicia Vikander with the characterization/depiction of Lara Croft as weak and ineffectual. Sadly, the movie doesn’t stop there, even Richard Croft has been made into a weakling who has lost his mind. A departure from the game series and not a good one at that. [Read More]

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Is A Good Fix For The Weekend Binge Watch

Amazon’s Jack Ryan hit the small screen on the 31st of August, and it’s been a good though not an exceptional ride on the espionage train. Hollywood has struggled in the creation of it’s own version of James Bond, and Jack Ryan has over many years and iterations been a constant endeavor though unsuccessful for the most part. The struggle is mainly due to the fact that Jack is an analyst and not a superspy. [Read More]

Skyscraper Is A Whole Lotta “Rock” Fun

Don’t expect too much cause it’s not much. But Skyscraper certainly has it’s moments and will keep you on the edge of your seat a fair bit. I do however wish they put Dwayne Johnson in a no holds barred shoot ‘em up gunfight to the finish movie… sadly Skyscraper is not that kind of fun. But on the whole it’s good fun, especially the big screen variant, and it was good to see Neve Campbell after a really long time. [Read More]

IKEA Comes to Hyderabad

On August 9th, 2018 IKEA will officially open its doors to the public in the city of Hyderabad, India. Being an IKEA Family Member I received an invitation for a housewarming party on the 4th of August. Personally, IKEA is not into the things I do, but the wife and sister certainly loved it to bits, and I certainly got some ideas to incorporate into my man cave/gaming room. Finally, the food certainly lived up to the hype, while I may not visit for the furniture, I will certainly be visiting IKEA for the meatballs curry. [Read More]

Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Tom Cruise Is the Storm

The latest iteration in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Fallout is a blast. It is one non-stop action joyride that one wishes wouldn’t ever end. At an age when most folks are busy being grandparents, Tom Cruise continues to push the envelope when it comes to action. Just like Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible - Fallout raises the bar for the action genre all over again. [Read More]