Friday, January 18, 2013

Life of Pi - The Re(al) - view

Adult Pi Patel: What has mamaji already told you?
Writer: He said you had a story that would make me believe in God.
Adult Pi Patel: [laughs] He would say that about a nice meal.
Once known as 'The Unfilmable Book', Ang Lee proved the world wrong by transforming a truly marvellous story into a remarkable film. C'mon Richard Parker was CGI!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Great film: Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: Abolishing slavery by constitutional provisions settles the fate for all coming time. Not only of the millions now in bondage, but of unborn millions to come. Two votes stand in its way. These votes must be procured.
William Seward: We need two yeses. Three abstentions. Four yeses and one more abstention and the amendment will pass.
Abraham Lincoln: You've got a night and a day and a night; several perfectly good hours! Now get the hell out of here and get them!
James Ashley: Yes. But how?
Abraham Lincoln: Buzzard's guts, man! I am the President of the United States of America! Clothed in immense power! You will procure me these votes. 
There are five reasons I have not yet put out my annual Best-Movies-of-the-Year, and Lincoln is one of those reasons I am yet to post it; and I am glad I am yet to post it, because I saw it almost immediately after Flight and both films introduced me to the sort of acting that makes me appreciate film making as an art.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Flight: The Re(al) - view

Whip: Nobody could've landed that plane like I did.
I've got to admit that the inverted plane on the trailer and Denzel Washington starring sold me to this film. I was thinking awesome plane stunt plus Denzel with his game face on , and Don Cheadle looking all 'goony' equals action movie ... right? Wrong! After checking out the plot I was a bit uninterested, thus making me delay its viewing till this January. I knew it was a good film, I just didn't think I would be this good; I mean if you saw 'Safe House', you would know why I didn't rush into seeing the film upon its release.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Jaws (Random Image)

Quint: [seeing Hooper's equipment] What are you? Some kind of half-assed astronaut?
[examining the shark cage]
Quint: Jesus H Christ, when I was a boy, every little squirt wanted to be a harpooner or a sword fisherman. What d'ya have there - a portable shower or a monkey cage?
Hooper: Anti-Shark cage.
Quint: Anti-shark cage. You go inside the cage?
[Hooper nods]
Quint: Cage goes in the water, you go in the water. Shark's in the water. Our shark.
Quint: Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.

 Opened: June 20, 1975 Runtime: 2 hr. 04 min. Genre: Thriller, Adventure, Horror Rated: 14

Monday, January 14, 2013