Sunday, November 23, 2008


Pan's Labyrinth

Oh lovely lovely lovely, this movie is a definite must watch!
The cinematography, the music, the interlacing between real-life and fantasy, Pan, the fairies, the rebels, the sadist captain and most of all the pale-man sequence. watch it I say!

Quantum of solace

Well, have we not seen it all in the Bourne series? yes we have.
Mr. Bond we don't watch you for rooftop chase scenes, Bourne does that better. We don't watch you for the 'I shall have my revenge' bit, Maximus Decimus Meridius does that better, why. closer home, Monty does it better (the older version of Monty that is).
We watch you for the gadgets, for the martinis, for the fast cars, for the femme fatale's and for such things that make you stand out.

But well, I guess since you are being potrayed by a caveman(read Daniel Craig), we cannot expect much can we now?

Burn after reading

The Coen brothers are well known for their movie making style, they acheive the same with this. John Malkovich carries the movie with some wonderful acting as usual.
Other than the ending that like all Coen Movie's seemed quite abrupt, this mental storyline about crazy people doing crazy stuff is quite good. A decent weekend watch.

Free Jimmy

This animated movie aimed at a very adult audience, left a bad after taste. A dark 'comedy' about a group of animal activists who have a mission to free Jimmy a battered and bruised circus elephant, forms one of the plots of this story. The bad animation and not so great plot lets us down.


Awesome! This Romance/drama is a wonderful movie. Kiera Knightley does a great job. Slow moving but with some of the best cinematography I have seen, as the viewer is taken from the green calm English countryside to London in time of war to the Warzone itself. Watch this!

Kung Fu Panda

"Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend. ", this and many more hilarious one liners make up this great movie about a fat panda Po(Jack Black), who gets a chance to live his dream of becoming the greates Kung Fu warrior,
after accidently becoming the Chosen one to fight Tai Lung an evil snow leopard who threatens the peace in the valley.
Along with the Furious Five: Viper(Lucy Liu), Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Monkey (Jackie Chan).
Po gains skill and wisdom under his master Shifu(Dustin Hoffman), who is err a red panda.

Great movie!
"It is said that his enemies would go blind from over-exposure to pure awesomeness! "

Saturday, November 01, 2008


This Diwali was brilliant :D

- A rangoli from home :)

Lovely Lanka

Back from Lanka... It is so like India that for some bits we never realised we were in a foreign land :)

Some highlights of the trip?

- The randomness of the trip, we just booked return tickets and left for Lanka, with no clue what we planned to do!

- The amazing wild life on display ! we saw, A peacock and a peahen, a giant squirrel, swam with huge green turtles and beautiful tiger fish in the ocean, watched a huge monitor lizard stroll by the swimming pool, small water snakes

- Hunnas Falls hotel in Kandy, do NOT miss that place when in Kandy, thanks to Mihiri for suggesting we stay there :D

Here are some pictures