Sunday, February 05, 2006

of movies...

January was a sort of movie free for a while...but, we're back in the game...waiting for the biggies of the year to be launched.

So, we were browsing through DVD shops and came accross to Million Dollar Baby, a film by Clint Eastwood. We'd somehow missed it last year so we bought it. If you ain't seen it yet, run to the nearest DVD rent store and grab it. 120 well spent minutes of your life!!! It's the best movie within the BOXING STORIES category.
Shortly after that we saw a real gem called An Unfinished LIfe. A simple story told in the lonesome feather flying style of Lasse Halstrom (Chocolat, The Cider House Rules). I still love Robert Redford, the Brad Pitt of my moms generation. Made me wish I was back in Romania for a minute.

Just yesterday we went to the cinema to see the much spoken about Memoirs of a Geisha. Having read the book and loving it, I thought the movie was sort of OK(it's got dissapoitment written all over it)...the kind that you hardly consider seeing twice and neither grow to dislike it entirely. Asian movies are sometimes over dignified and I thought this one was also...and didn't understand why the director didn't use more of the story telling lines in the book. I thought the greatest value of the book was that it was retrospective and allowed a different judgement to interfere with all that was happening. You'd be there watching a blank face, with nothing but your mind to lead you either toward the dark side or the sentimental side...It just comes to close sometimes to soap opera stories.

Number 4 on the list is Prime, Merryl Streep and Uma Thurman. A light comedy with bits of drama...a good selection for a laid back evening when you don't wanna feel torn up to bits by the world's biggest tragedy.

A walk in the park...and then, naturaly, there's the faithful Tuk Tuk to bring you home...and when you know the real price it's always fun to bargain cause you know "they'll see it your way" ... eventually. :-)

1 comment:

heather said...

Love these pics--they're gorgeous. Speaking of movies, if you haven't seen Crash yet you should check it out. I think it's definitely one of the best movies of the year. It's very heavy, but worth watching.