Thursday, February 22, 2007



Brad pitt, orlando bloom are the only two known actors for me.

Brad pitt gets to flirt in his training sessions with Patroclus and when he makes Hector follow him.

Very good stunt direction.

Reminded me of Ilanjcheliyan, Yavana Raani and Sandilyan a lot. Sandilyan was one brilliant author who could recreate the war and its strategies, tricks and even the minds of the planners brilliantly well.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

John Travolta

What is the name of the movie in which John travolta comes as a lawyer; works with his two other friends, one of them is the owner of their law firm; go bankrupt, but continues to fight even when his friends withdraw. declares bankruptcy etc. etc.

Thanks in advance.

Found it. A Civil action

Movies I want to see

12 Angry men (still waiting for a good DVD)

The departed - I have got a pyrated bad quality DVD. I want to see it from good DVD

The good shepherd

Monday, February 12, 2007

Hannibal the Cannibal

Red Dragon (2002)

Silence of the lambs (1991)

Hannibal (2001)

Julianne Moore is no Jodi Foster. Gary Oldman is wasted as Mason Verger in

Hannibal is more of a horror type than a Dr. Lecter type. "I tell you things you tell me things", "Clarice" (in Silence of the lambs).... worth the money. period. Red Dragon is just an yet another thriller that is all it is. Although the prequel and sequal do not suck that bad if assessed independently, they do not stand at par with the Silence of the lambs. It is one of its kind.

Antony Hopkins. You have swallowed everybodyelse's efforts, importantly the actual villains' of the movies.

Jodi could have been shown little more stronger. Her characterisation does not justify as an FBI agent.

Saturday, February 03, 2007



I loved the following conversation.

Hal: Well, I'm gonna be late. Some friends of mine are in this band. They're playing in a bar on Diversey, way down the bill, they go on about 2 to 2:30. I said I'd be there.
Catherine: Great.
Hal: They're all in the math deparment, they're really good. They have this song called 'i', you'd like it. Like lower-cased i. They just stand there and don't play anything for three minutes.
Catherine: Imaginary number.
Hal: It's a math joke... You see why they're way down on the bill.
Catherine: That's a long way to drive to see some nerds in a band.
Hal: You know, I hate when people say that. It's not really that long of a drive.
Catherine: So, they are nerds.
Hal: Oh, they're raging geeks. But they're geeks who, you know, can dress themselves and hold down a job at a major university. Some of them have switched from glasses to contacts. They, uh, play sports, they play in a band, they get laid suprisingly often... So, it makes you kinda question the whole set of terms. Geek, nerd, wonk, dilbert, paste eater...
Catherine: You're in this band, aren't you.
Hal: Ok, yes. I play the drums. You wanna come? I never sing, I swear to God.

Haven't seen A beautiful mind.

Gwyneth's acting in Proof is worth watching. Wonderful portrayal of maths brains. Wonderful portrayal of the fear of being a genius. The movie is not about "risk taking" as the tag line says, it is about her fear in accepting the package called "genius". She knows she is like her father, who was a maths genius, she fears she is like her father whose machinary is malfunctioning.