Monday, May 30, 2005

Laugh riot

Watched "Kung Fu Hustle" last night. Irreverent, brilliant, brash, absurd... the movie is all that and more. Starring Stephen Chow along with some well-known faces from old Honk Kong movies, the movie is one goofy ride. Haven't laughed so much in a long time.
Verdict: Don't miss it!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Vader rules

Watched "Revenge of the Sith" on Friday night. What a ride! And Yoda's fights were a scream. Call me a kid, but I love those light sabers. Why was Anakin having such a bad hair day? I mean, Lucas has made Hayden Christensen look positively dowdy. Loved the return of Chewbecca, while Jimmy Smits as Senator Organa was great eye candy. Man, what eyebrows!

Verdict: Not the best star wars ever. C'mon, without Han Solo? But it is definitely much better than Episodes I & II. Great action, quite an adrenalin rush!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Shattered Glass

Life is a house of cards that is blown away in the wind. Plans come to naught. Hope withers and fades. I am homeless in Mumbai.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Over the weekend

Kazuo Ishiguro's "Never let me go" touched me in a way I cannot describe. I suppose its normal to feel odd once you are through with a book - feel a vague sense of loss- but this left me pensive and morose. That isn't to say that I didn't like the book. Its lovely, and I think Ishiguro is one of the truly original writers of our times.

(Warning: spoiler ahead)

Growing up in what appears to be Malory Towers of sorts, Kathy, Ruth and Tommy slowly realise that something isn't quite right, that they are different. They are part of a cloning programme, and their sole purpose is to donate their vital organs once they come of age. Life then becomes a mute acceptance of their fates, a bleak existence until the inevitable end. And yet, there are moments, relationships, memories...Maybe that's how all life should be, accepting whatever comes your way would be the best way to live. The path of least resistance is perhaps the wisest.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Boy saves toons

Thomas Adam's campaign to save the much loved Bugs, Daffy and friends from being converted into "futuristic, dark action figures" has worked. WB has agreed to "soften" the characters. Testimony to the power of the Internet. And the efforts of a most unusual 11-year old.