Friday, 22 May 2009

To Watch or not to watch

An update on the movie scene:

Latest ones:
Angels and Demons: This was much much better than Da Vinci Code. Tom Hanks looks old though!
Star Trek: I hate the Star Trek series on telly and dreaded having to sit through the movie. Was surprised when i started enjoying myself though i kept interrupting Ro with doubts. He tried to explain it all to me at the end and was getting slightly irritated that i wasn't following it :). I obviously had tonnes of doubts with the one topping it all, 'Ro who is Kirk?' who happens to be the protagonist (yeah most of you might be thinking what the hell I'm doing suggesting movies..hehehe). Moreover i totally think Chris Pine looked immensely cute and he's even better in the movie Blind Dating.
State of Play: A good watch except that it was a bit of a drag in between.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past: Absolute chick flick. I always like to watch a lighter movie after a serious one, where i don't have to think much and that's how we ended up watching this after State of Play. Jennifer Garner's collagen injected lip seriously looks hideous. Mathew McConaughey is very annoying at times, but yeah like i said its a light movie to watch.
X-Men Origins: Loved the movie, except Wolverine's over-built body was kinda giving me the creeps on an off.
I love You Man: Ro liked it (should i be worried???!!!). Its a pleasant movie with some humour thrown in that doesn't make you roll on the floor and laugh, but a chuckle here and there.

Older ones:
Lakeview Terrace: Watched it at home in between chores and so couldn't concentrate on it whole heartedly. Its branded as a thriller but i didn't think it was one, though getting a neighbour like Samuel L Jackson would be something to be worried about:)
The Motorcycle Diaries: Its a story on the travel expeditions of Che Guevara and the basis of his fight against ecocnomic inequalities. Quite an entertainer except i would have preferred if the cause was a little more powerful than the travelogue itself. The cinematography was gorgeous.

What were we thinking?????????
Crank High Voltage: Oh dear Lord, i have never seen such a horrible movie in my life (except for the lame Hindi masala ones, of course). You can keep your brain back at home and go watch the movie. You just don't need it!!! And also leave your children behind. In the credits i saw the costume designers name and i turned and asked Ro whether he saw anyone in the movie with actual clothes on? There is also a lot of swearing and gross scenes which i don't even want to discuss. There was a total of 10 people in the movie hall and majority were Desi's. The lads behind us had a good time (porn at the local cinema wowoieee!). I hated every second of it but there were mixed opinions too. Some of the others who joined us said they enjoyed it for the total lack or reality and brainlessness, and asked me not to be so serious about such movies. Seriously? Watch it if you don't believe me!
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: As bad or maybe even worse than the first part. The humour (if at all you refer to it as humour!) sucks and it was just frustrating to sit through the 105 minutes of utter torture.


  1. Thanks. I am not going to watch any of them. Angels and demons maybe. But considering that I have not watched Da Vinci Code, there is a fat chance that I might watch this one.

  2. I have been waiting for Star Trek for ages now...huge fan from school days.
    Hugh Jackman was hunky as ever :O)

  3. i am waiting to watch angels n demons, wolverine and ghost of girlfriends :) its always late in india, looks like the last to release in delhi

  4. really? i thought chennai was the last on the list!

  5. my god....i have been flirting with the idea of doing some blogs based on movies i have been watching....its no wonder, considering that's the only entertainment around this place...will try my hand at it soon...keep up the good work!

  6. thanks miri...i have watched all the movies in the theatre i now don't have anything else to do:)