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“Hotel Transylvania 3” Movie (2018) — Stupid Enough To Be Vaguely Entertaining.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access my comments on ‘2’ from 2015.


We saw it at ‘Cinemagic‘ in Portsmouth, NH — our preferred movie theater (of late). They were having some kind of ‘special’ and all tickets were $8. I wasn’t aware of this price until I got the tickets, BUT I was sure glad we hadn’t paid more because $8/ticket was just the right price.

Teischan (12) & I have seen all three ‘Hotel Transylvania‘ movies — at the theater. She WAS a big fan and did want to see ‘3’. But, she doesn’t think they should, or would, make a ‘4’. She thinks they are done.

That about sums it up.

It was OK. It is so, so STUPID that you are kept vaguely amused. The music was good. Some downright funny bits, but it is getting tired and forced.

The theater yet again, as it as been the last few times we have been, was near empty. SIX people in TOTAL, with us. That is scary. Yes, it was a midweek matinee, but it is Summer and this is a kid’s movie. There was a girl, of about 8, seated by herself, behind us — on the very back row. I asked her if she liked it. She loved it. So, that was good. Teischan & I are both getting too old.

Some of the music was good. Without spoiling it for you, I can tell you that this macarena scene is one of the better bits:

If you have young kids you might have no choice but to take them. But, try not to pay more than $8/ticket.

So, at best, a very qualified recommendation.


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by Anura Guruge

“Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Movie (2017) On Starz — One Heck Of A Powerful Movie.

by Anura Guruge


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Another instance of me seeing a snippet of a movie on STARZ while idly channel-surfing and then deciding that it looks interesting enough to record to have a look at later. I am glad I did.

I like movies about lawyers and this was very much about one driven and strange lawyer, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Very funny in parts but also rather arcane and deep in parts. So, definitely NOT for everyone. It helps if you are intrigued by what makes lawyers tick and have an interest in civil and human rights.

The whole movie takes place in an extremely intense 3-week period. Wow. I was riveted.

Reading the IMDb.com blurb I discovered that it was nominated for one Oscar — for best actor. I can see that.

So, just bringing it to your notice, if, you, like I, had not heard of this movie previously.


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by Anura Guruge

Has Indian ‘Eros International PLC’ Started Taking Viagra Or The Indian Rip Off Of It?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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by Anura Guruge


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Oscar and I suffer from the same affliction, the ONLY thing that we have in common. Like Oscar ‘I too can resist everything but temptation’ (though I am getting better in my dotage). So, I bought a FEW shares of EROS when I was offered the chance to participate in the IPO.

For ‘3 months’ it did NOTHING other than sink like a delusional Indian trying to walk across the Adam’s Bridge thinking that they are the new Messiah. Given it is Indian run there is zero real news — other than that the Indian directors, classy as ever, smeared their OWN excrement on the IPO papers they signed. (See below.) What can I say. Indians are like that. Since I only had a negligible number of shares and I am fully resigned to always lose money I kind of wrote it off as yet another brilliant move on my part — though I bought this through temptation.

Click for original. I don't make up this stuff. When it comes to Indians, you don't have to ever make up anything. They will always surpass any and all expectations when it comes to strange behavior.

Click for original. I don’t make up this stuff. When it comes to Indians, you don’t have to ever make up anything. They will always surpass any and all expectations when it comes to strange behavior.

Well in the last couple of days it is going straight up, the chart doing the Viagra thing.

Click for chart from MarketWatch.

Click for chart from MarketWatch.

I can’t find any news as to why it is going up like that. Yes, given the Indian ownership there is probably a lot of unethical insider trading going on. Not sure what to do. Should I sell now. I will probably make about 50 cents, or should I hold on to see what mischief the Indians are bound to be up to. Yes, I am sure that within a few days it will plummet with the same trajectory of a used condom tossed off a Mumbai hotel room.

I don’t know what to do. Screw it. Might as well enjoy the ride, though mine is, of course, nowhere close to what the Indians get to experience.


I bailed. Couldn’t take. Better to take the 51 cent profit I had now than regret it later.
So I am out. Feel relieved. I think I will stick with U.S. and European stock.


I Resisted Buying “FKU” But The “Eros” IPO Was Too Great A Temptation.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.Eros_Farnese_MAN_Napoli_6353

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Though, thankfully, I differ from Oscar when it comes to very important things, like him, I too can resist everything but temptation (though I am getting better).

So when Fidelity told me that I can bid on the Eros IPO — I couldn’t resist. I had money burning a hole in my account since, of course, I didn’t get any Twitter IPO shares. I knew, given my near destitution, that this would be the case. 

BUT, of course, I got the Eros stock because there appeared to be NO demand for them. Shares are already down — which is what always happens with IPO stock that I get! Thanks, Fidelity.

The premise is good. Bollywood. If this household is anything to go by the demand for Bollywood has to grow in time — though it might not in my lifetime. That Deanna and the two kids love Bollywood movies and music cracks me up. With my SkyBox TV we can get unlimited Bollywood media though of late the box is used only for TEN Cricket.

Click to check out Eros International and their movies.

Click to check out Eros International and their movies.

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