Month: May 2006

X-Men, New Empire and CCD

This post comes at point where I am almost on the verge of taking a complete sabbatical from this blogging business. For somebody who is laziness personified, u’ve no idea how tedious the idea of a regular routine is. Neways, I tend to work best under compulsion or when there ain’t ne option left and I do feel adequately compelled to compose a post now, so I’ll zip up and get on with whatever I have to say.

Saw X-Men 3 today. By far, the most glorious special effects newhere in the trilogy. Watch it, if for nothing else, for the sheer number of mutants and the kind of powers they have. Might sound like an adoloscent comic nut, but can’t help it, the darned flick is visually so overpowering and the graphics have been so stunningly rendered I can’t help gushing. However, its way too short for my liking, and sometimes it does seem that Mr. Director was in somewhat of a hurry to wrap up the scenes

Secondly, wherever you go, dont venture newhere near New Empire. I went to a movie-hall (as compared to a multiplex) after sumthing like 5 yrs or so, and it was like entering a time-warp. The damn place hasn’t changed a bit. Same rickety chairs, same shoddy air-conditioning, same poor picture quality……..what the hell, you get the point. Go to Inox or Fame where atleast u’ll be able to enjoy the movie for whatever its worth with a far better audience for company (Man, at dis place whenever Wolverine and gang were bashing up Magneto & Co. it was just like being at a friggin India-Pak match)

P.S. Whenever you go to CCD and place an order for sumthin to drink and the nice waiter asks you whether you want cream, ice cream and all, REMEMBER, the bugger isn’t being nice, he’s gonna charge u for it

Random thoughts

Random thoughts at the end of a loooong hiatus:-

1. Anybody who is even remotely interested with absolutely anything to do with law, read M.C. Chagla’s autobiography, Roses in December. Brilliant book. For sheer lucidity of prose, clarity of thought, all without the slighest trace of self-importance or conceit, the book is second to none. A MUST-HAVE

2. Dominique Lapierre is a brilliant journalist, undoubtedly, but also unfortunately seems to suffer from a rather pronounced chip on his shoulder. His work, A Thousand Suns was very nicely written. I met plenty of unforgettable characters, the Spaniard bullfighter, El Cordobes, the dashing Portuguese rebel, Henrique Galvao and many others. However, I also had to go through Lord Mountbatten being described in a manner bordering on sycophancy, and Gandhi in a tone which was very clearly patronizing.

3. Listen to the song Cells by the Servant. The same also happens to be the theme song for Robert Rodriguez stylish noir flick, Sin City. Very seldom have I come across a situation where the theme song and the flick fit each other to the T. This is one of them. Song is utter balderdash, but is brilliant tuneful. Similarly, the movie is full of mindless gore but has been brilliantly shot.