Wrong Turn 3: 6Jun10: Nothing more than some cannibal nonsense. While the plot was predictable, there isn’t much to watch out for, except some mindless acts for money. Waste of time. If you haven’t seen it, don’t see it!
LOST – Season 1: 05/04/10: Started watching LOST. Survivors of a plane crash on an island, a thousand miles off course. No one to find them for a week already. This series is drama, action, thrill, romance, comedy, amazing photography, great background score, psychology, inspiration, leadership, survival, dread, sentiment, belief…. and what not. I already know why its rated 9.1 on IMDB. I’ll write more as I see.
Into The Wild: 12AM 27/03/10: Man this is one movie I guess I can write a book on. But currently, its beyond my humble little vocabulary to describe both the movie and what I felt about it. May be I’ll write more on it soon. But many thanks to the friend who suggested. I won’t forget this one all my life.
Karteek Calling Karteek 26/03/10: Not a bad one at that for Farhan Akthar. Not just yet another Schizophrenia concept. But not an outstanding one either. The movie sure reinforces my belief that Indian Cinema (I don’t like calling it Bollywood!) is going places. They’re getting a lot better than making formula movies. Shankar Ehsaan Loy + Javed Akthar make the music sound ‘wow’ as always. Not much to see of Deepika Padukone (got the spelling worong?). Farhan Akthar could use some voice modulation I thought, he did not sound any different than he did in ‘Rock On’ (one of my al time fav movies). Guess he should join Toastmasters!
The Hurt Locker 20/03/10 – Good one. Story of a bomb disposal squad that’s out to work on war missions – Iraq as you might have guessed. Their daily routine is to take stroll on knife’s edge (or do I call it bomb’s proximity) and check if they’d be alive. What I liked is the simplicity, realism of the plot and screenplay, and more than anything else, this dialogue when the Sergeant is back home and is talking to his little kid “yeah…you think you love playing with that… your love all your stuffed animals, you like your mommy, your daddy, your pajamas, you love everything don’t you? but you know what buddy… as you get older… so many things you love, might not seem special anymore… like your checker box…may be you realize that its just a piece of tin nothing more…and only just a few things that you really love. And when you’re of my age its only one or two things.” The next moment you see helicopters taking the Sergent on yet another die-n-be-born-each-day missions. I like the movie.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre 13/03/10 – What a movie! It teaches you how the very basics of human nature tend to change when disbelief and doubt takes over intellect, compassion and belief. Three men set out in search of gold. They almost get killed thrice, but they survive for months together to make enough gold for the rest of their lives. On their way back the worst of them (in human nature of course) gets killed in the most awkward of the remaining two, the older one gets to stay in the country side and the younger one returns to another man’s family. By the way the gold is lost to the wind.
This is a great movie that also teaches you that a little bit of humor and grit is all that one needs to lead a meaningful life, not gold not the riches can compensate the lack the them.
Blue 14/03/10 – What a waste! Despite wonderful music & background score by ARR, some great underwater visuals, some seemingly hot girls, the movie lacks hugely in terms of the plot and screenplay. Again a musical that cant find a match between whats heard and whats shown. If you did not see it, don’t see it!
Life in a metro 13/03/10 – An intense movie, though a lot emotional, this is one movie that shows how lives of the general people are seldom complete and how they’re after finding something that might bring in more meaning their otherwise lifeless lives.
Four Brothers 13/03/10 – Not a great movie but yet watchable for pastime. Revenge and some sentiment Hollywood istyle.
Rocket singh 13/03/10 – Wow! I love this one. Simple plot yet played out taut. Some great music by Salim-Sulaiman. This is a must watch for all those who believe life is a lot more beautiful if one could believe in him/her self and at the same time have courage to confront money & power and win the war within ones self first and then out there in the world.
Final destination 12/12/09
Citizen Kane 13/12/09