Sunday, 8 August 2010

Movies, Movies, Movies!

It's been a long time that I've seen a movie on the big screen. The first time I watched, I had to see something really good...This one was highly recommended by a friend who is very choosy when it comes to movies. It's either she watches to release her tension (meaning for fun) or she's looking for something that will make her think. The second time she decided to watch it again, I told myself, " This is it. I have got to watch that movie."

So, off I went to that movie. Inception. I barely had any idea what exactly it was all about. I didn't care to listen and I didn't care to ask. I just told myself, it must be really good. It surely is and I've got to trust my friend everytime she recommends a movie. Well, it's about a group of 'dreammakers'lead by Leonardo Dicaprio (as the star). Superb plot and effects and very good acting by both Leonardo and it's not so stellar cast but stellar in acting. I was amazed by that scene where the neophyte (the trainee) was trying to fold up the city (you'll get what I mean when you get to see the movie). I also love that scene where they were in a series of dreams and the Japanese member of the team was about to get killed in the dream and be trapped in a limbo. Amazing and unimaginable dreams. Great scriptwritng, too. Tell you what, I've got a crush on the one who played Robert Fisher who was heir to the wealth of his multimillionaire father. His acting had real depth and I love his captivating eyes and red lips (must be the lipstick)...Uh-oh!

After, watching 'Inception', 'Salt' had seemed to me a B movie. If you know what I mean...a lousy plot with a lot of loopholes, poor characterization and unbelievable stunts. It was only a big movie I guess for the reason that Angelina 'Evelyn Salt' Jolie was in it. There's just something about trying too hard to make the movie artistic. Sometimes, the plot gets too messed up. But, I did love that scene where her Russian terrorist gangmates suddenly killed her husband. Not that I'm happy that he's dead but that all it took were her eyes to show the emotions involved in the scene. That was the only thing that impressed me...nyahaha!

More movies...

After that, I got the chance to see three other movies on dvd... Sex and City 2, Did You Hear About the Morgans and It's Complicated. Three really hilarious films, the most hilarious of which is 'It's Complicated' starring my all-time favorite Meryll Streep. I found her acting and character in 'It's Complicated' reminscent of the one she had in 'Julie and Julia' where she was also good in cooking and had a very optimistic approach in life. In 'It's Complicated' she was the messed up woman who rose from above it all.She never lost her grip on the comedy of life and she could laugh at the miseries of life. I learn so much about life from the varied characters Meryll Streep plays. Sex and City in its sequel has not failed to amuse me but I found it deviating a little from it's usual plot and characterization. I also didn't like the fact that it left a bad message about the middleasterners which is unfair ofcourse since it's always not fair to generalize. Curious about, 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' Well, I got interested to watch it for a couple of reasons...First, it's got Hugh Grant in it. Second, it's got Jessica Parker in it. They're the usual hilarious Hugh Grant and Jessica Parker in it... The plot though I guess is not so usual. They were separated couples whose relationship was somehow reconcilable. They were sort of on the way to trying out what they can do to save the marriage but an unexpected event happened. They became witnesses to a murder. In a sense, it's like they were meant to be back in each other's arms as the event gave them no choice but to live in a safe place in an indefinite period of time. From New York, they had to be taken in a small house in Wyoming. For quite sometime they had to get used to being away from the stores and the city life, being near the bears and the country life.

Nothing beats the movies. Okay, let me check what's next on the big screen.;-)


  1. Good reviews and recommendations.
    I haven't seen any of these films, but would like to see "It's Complicated." "Inception" looked very interesting when I saw the preview in the theater.

  2. Thanks, Anita. Inception is a great movie. My friend, whom I think is of the same age as yours watched it for 3 times. She sooo love the movie and everything about the movie.*smiles*