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Friday, April 09, 2010

Movies I have seen in March ...

So heres the run-down of my March viewing ....

Its Complicated

An english movie that explores the 'complicated' relationship between a divorced couple. How they are still attracted towards each other and get back together a couple of times to make out and things bcome complicated and embarassing at the same time. The relationships are complicated and the acting superb. Steve Martin appears in a role which is very unlike him. I have always seen him in laugh riots and this was 'different' (No. he is not the husband. He is the OTHER guy)

Atithi - Tum Kab Jaaoge ?

A light comedy. An entertaining watch. Devgun, Konkana and Paresh Rawal ... all in their best elements. 2 songs in the movie and both become memorable if you watch them in the movie. A bhajan on the tunes of 'beedi jalaile' (hilarious) and a remixed version of an oldie "suhani raat dhal chuki, ... na jaane tum kab aaoge" ... amazing rendering of this one. Paisa Vasool

Road, Movie

I was banking on Deol when i decided to see this movie. He has always picked up off-beat roles and the movies have always been 'interesting'. This movie was interesting but it simply dragged on and turned out to be a bore. What was i thinking when I decided on this one ? (Maybe there were no better options at that time)

Alice in Wonderland

Aaah !!! Yet another Johnny Depp movie. Like Abhay Deol, i went to see this movie only for the Depp factor. I would usually watch a Depp movie without reading the reviews :) Watching the wonderland in 3D was interesting ... Won't comment on the movie per se since there i was neither bored nor delighted by it. Watching the Mad Hatter Depp was a delight though

So that was March ...

April has begun and so has my movie watching ... but you gotta wait till the end of the month to read about it :P
 

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Books I read in March ...

Well ... March ended and here is my reading list for the month gone by ...
 
1. Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup

Murder Mystery with 6 suspects... i liked the way the 6 suspects were introduced ...  The book almost runs along 6 parallel tracks untill it culminates in the actual murder where all the 6 suspects are present at same place ...

It was also interesting to see how the lives of some of these suspects gets connected in those few hours

Liked the twists and turns in the story at the end when the murder conviction shifts from one suspect to another and so on ...

Its actually nice movie material and a relative of mine who is an Assitant Director in movies (and a budding Director) tells me that a movie is being planned on it already ... would love to see it when it happens !!


2. Area 7 by Matthew Reilly

Yet another fast paced action thriller from M. Reilly. I read it in less than a week ... covering about 100-150 pages every night .. at times reading till 2.30 AM into the night. I love this Guy !! 

3. Short Stories by Matthew Reilly
 
My friend shared some (8) Short Stories by Matthew Reilly ... I liked them too ...   Equally fast paced and a nice twist in the end ... Action and Thrill is MR's forte ...
1. Complex 13
2. A Bad Day at Fort Bragg
3. The Mine
4. Time Tours
5. The Rock Princess & The Thriller Writer
6. The Dead Prince
7. Altitude Rush
8. Rewind ( a screenplay for a short film )
 
April has begun and i am NOT supposed to touch another fiction book unless i review my Friends book .... reviewing a book for grammatical errors and content can actually be a very boring task (and now she is gonna kill me for writing THIS) :)