10 movies release this Friday and not one excites me. 8 odd released last Friday and some were really bad. Despite that, I had a good run at the movies one week, watching one every day. Yes, folks, that’s me. :)
It started innocently. I had missed a screening of Hugo thanks to a clash with Fatso and Jannat 2 (that I had to review). After all the lovely things people had to say about Hugo, not only was I determined to watch but also show it to my sister. So after a review of The Little Door, we landed at the PVR Cinemas’ box office to watch Hugo. To the disappointment of 7 of us, every theatre across the city was running only one show and this particular one was sold out! Not wanting to watch an 11:15 pm show at Malad (of all places) where I was bound to fall asleep, we promptly booked tickets for the next day.
Just when one of my accompanying friends asked if I’d watch The Avengers with him, again. I really loved The Avengers even though I had originally watched it in 2D. When folks were raving about it in 3D, I didn’t realize they meant the IMAX 3D. In any case, I went ahead with it and thus, started my week at the movies (literally).
Of course, I had reviewed the film and here’s a link to what I had to say.
I think all day was spent in preparation of watching Hugo. We couldn’t have been more excited for it. When the lights dimmed and the movie started rolling, we knew no amount of excitement could have prepared us for what came.
Hugo was heartbreaking-ly beautiful. The kind of movie that could be termed ‘magic’. The experience was fulfilling. And it just left you speechless because you couldn’t find the right words to do it justice.
I’m a Tim Burton fan (especially for his rendition of Alice In Wonderland :P) and then there’s Johnny Depp (who doesn’t love him?) and Helena Bonham Carter (who had me at Wings Of The Dove). I enjoyed Dark Shadows.
A good run at the movies had to be disturbed. Dangerous Isshq decided to hold a press screening at PVR, Phoenix (so far!). I made plans to get there with a friend but while driving, my car hit the divider, the tyre burst and I was stuck getting it repaired. Nevertheless, I braved it out and made it just in time. I wish I hadn’t though. Dangerous Ishhq was baaad.
Even though press screenings of/at YRF studios are held the same day as the release, there’s something to it. Maybe it’s walking into the YRF preview theatre, the theme lunch or meeting the people. In any case, I had plonked myself on the seat at 11 am.
There’s been quite a debate about this one. I wasn’t pleased with the way the 2nd half of Ishaqzaade turned out. It didn’t match the 1st. The film had everything going for it, the actors, the music, the cinematography, except for the screenplay.
Do you agree with my review here?
When I thought I had my fill at Ishaqzaade, I received an invitation for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to be screened on Saturday. It isn’t common practice to hold screenings of films one week prior to the release or on Saturday morning for that matter. But some of our reviewers were headed to Cannes and they needed to watch the movies before they left. So there we were.
Find my review of the film here. Funnily enough, when my status read The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, people on my messenger either thought I was on vacation or had checked into a hotel for work. I wish I could check into a hotel and play movies all day long. Don’t you?