Saturday, August 27, 2011

SAMURAI HOT !!!


Feel the hotness !! My childhood (and still throbbingly alive) crush !
"What did you call  me ?"

Jack: I fear no man.
Scottsman: Oh, that's some tough talk from someone who wears a basket on his head

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Doubt

Doubt.


Its generally seen as a very disempowering state of mind. The corporate MBA -types of this world are going to tell you - never doubt, or atleast feign self-assurance. They don’t want doubters , they want self confident pricks who will convince the undecided swayable mob that the rest of us are into buying things, into supporting ideas because we all shun doubt , we want to be free of the constant bickering inside our head that tells us we are small people, smallness in its ugliest outgrowth , smallness that is going to keep us heaven gazing at larger bigger people with disdain. This doubt must be pushed into the inner crevices of your brain and be treated as an unhealthy aberration.



Every idea , was born out of a doubt . Doubters may as well be called thinkers. Even self- doubt would be good for us - we wouldn’t assume that we are just so important to live - we wouldn’t kill baby elephants and species of flowers won't be wiped out of existence. Doubt - is good. It holds that morbid fantasy we have to torture those weaker than us - it is necrophilia at its best. It needs to be bred- as a hobby , a certain taste must be developed for this poison - We could do without our trademark human attribute of cockiness. WE NEED TO DOUBT THE VERY IMPORTANCE OF WHATEVER THE HELL WE ARE DOING HERE. Life should not be burdened with useless self-assuring meaning , and we don’t need therapists to move us into happier places where “We BELIEVE”. Everything needs to be brought down to its existential bare minimum for it darn straight doesn’t matter and there is death and ugliness and sexual assault everywhere.

Why don’t you glorify your smallness then ? To be able to doubt , and live in that self destructive , debilitating self loathing that is going to make us what we all ultimately are - inconsequential creatures who have like the USA taken far more than they deserve and now must pay its price.

Bursts your happy helping balloon doesn’t it ? Describes your basal morbid quotient doesn’t it ? Are you going to tell me that I can do things , be strong and be powerful ? Will you ? In this world of inconsequentialities and blurred boundaries do me a favour and keep your certainties to yourself - I have to right to feel as small and minute as i am.

“Girls will be boys and boys will be girls


Its a mixed up, muddled up, shooked up world , except for Lola ” – The Kinks









Tuesday, August 23, 2011

10 SUPER SOB MOVIE MOMENTS


1.) ET : Oh lord !! This movie is like a sob fest for me. But when ET gets up and says "ET going home !!" i actually cant breathe im crying so hard. That alien gets me all the time . Iv seen this movie n number of times but i still have horribily swollen eyes every time i watch it.




2.) TERMS OF ENDEARMENT : I called up my mother at 1 in the night the first time i saw this one. I strongly urge everyone to not see this movie, even though its an amazing film and one of my favourites because its just so darn sad .



3.) TITANIC : When Jack , that beautiful beautiful man falls frozen into the depths of the ocean the amount i cry is not funny. Titanic is an amazing movie , and i will always love it and nobody can stop me from loving this film.
4.) SAVING PRIVATE RYAN : Really ? Do we seriously need to see Tom Hanks die ? And that scene where the mother gets the three telegrams ? This is one movie i pause every time minutes and actually take double the time to watch it - EVERY FUCKING TIME.

5.) DEAD POETS' SOCIETY : When Robbie Williams is leaving and the boys all get up and stand on the desk to say "Oh Captain! My Captain!" Waterworks every fucking time i see it - even if i just catch that little scene of the movie.

6.) TAARE ZAMEEN PAR : the moments are uncountable the number of times iv cried in this movie. Every time Darsheel Safari is crying , im sitting and sobbing with him .



7.) CHANGELING : SHE NEVER FINDS HER KID !!! How can someone not cry in this movie ?

 
8.) LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL : He dies even though everybody else in his family lives !! Anyway movies about the Jewish Holocaust are ANYWAY ALWAYS so sad , but this one, lord! its a complete sob story.
9.) THE BLIND SIDE : When he says he's never had a bed, Bulluck isnt the only one crying !! I LOVE THIS MOVIE.
  

  


10.) MASOOM : have u seen Jugal Hansraj here ? You cry with him , all through the movie.



There are a lot of other movies where i am sitting and sobbing (And no i dont cry in all movies i dare anyone to say i do !!) but these are the first ten that came to my mind . I suggest, not to watch these movies at all - they make me very sad, but they are all brilliant movies !!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Driving Miss Daisy and Working Girl

I saw two amazing movies this weekend - Driving Miss Daisy and Working Girl. Its been good going back to the 80's .






Driving Miss Daisy - is BRILLIANT. I dont need to say it , because it won the Best Movie Oscar alongwith a couple of others. Morgan Freeman is brilliant as usual. Such an empowering clean movie about friendships , real friendships which dont necessarily ask you to change yourself but to do the best you can in your own capacity. It talks about the apartheid, about anti- semitism in the american society in such a toned down manner that you are indignant with history itself.

The most brilliant aspect of the movie is Miss Daisy. She is so adorable in her old school moderation and timidity. You will fall in love with her . How she battles old age , loneliness and a world changed around her makes up her brilliant character. The extreme positivity which she has adopted towards all changes in her life make her such a strong amazing female character. She is definitely one of my favourite women characters - so feminine , so honest and so strong. JESSICA TANDY IS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT !!! Morgan Freeman too is amazing but tandy steals the show completely . Booley , Miss Daisy's son too is adorable .

My Rating : 9/10 - only because the dialogue is a little difficult to follow and you definitely need a very set of very very good headphones which i dont possess. MUST WATCH.



Working Girl - very different , but equally popular movie.Allows you to dream , find love and be beautiful in a very Pretty Woman fashion. A wholesome film - not the brilliance that the earlier reviewed movie is , but still a perfectly good film to watch.

Harrison Ford is extremely loveable as Jack Tanner and Melanie Griffith is very much that scared ambitious (but fortunately extremely good looking) girl that all of us have been at some time ,or for some time. Feel good kick start your journey into Women centric cinema

My Rating : 6.5/10 - Should watch , if only to feel a sense of positivity and the 80's innocence with garish hair makes it an adorable watch.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Perspective.

“Bittersweet memories, that is all I’m taking with me “ – Whitney Houston


Things die and things change – feelings mutate into more amicable and livable forms – the bursting points that are penned into journals rarely ever happen. We get distracted – by a song , a movie , a piece of chocolate cake.

When you are made to reflect upon this inherent evolvebility of emotion in your life (for lack of anything better to do or your new need to self-actualize) you feel a peevish sense of foolishness for all the times you thought you would “JUST DIE !!” you’re not going to die, not for a long time and not of any so romantic a cause. You are going to live to have many more such moments and feel “GROWN UP” after having your boredom-epiphanies.

Hearts break and they set themselves right all on their own. Feelings evolve into better social acceptability – games, tricks and revenge plots don’t matter anymore. You scoff at the earlier passions which tormented you till you got distracted and were all healed up.

One day, you’ll find yourself in a group of people that do not matter, ceased to matter long ago and had only existed because you felt , you were going to die if you realized that they did not matter anymore. Life happened while you were convinced you were stuck, done for – forever.

Soon an auto will honk, you will break free from your reverie and laugh – free and knowing that you will not go through the mind numbing cycle of possibilities and what ifs the next time you end up with this group of people – they changed, and so did you and all that remains is that perfect memory of your happiness with them which remains untarnished by your “growth” and their distancing from your life.

It all boils down to memories – so don’t fret over all that he destroyed when you felt he changed , or you changed because in that moment you are creating that innocent whim in your head which will refuse to pop down when his name comes into your head. And that is his and your composite reality.