Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Vicious Kind

When the days are cold
And the cards all fold
And the saints we see
Are all made of gold

When your dreams all fail
And the ones we hail
Are the worst of all
And the blood’s run stale

I wanna hide the truth
I wanna shelter you
But with the beast inside
There’s nowhere we can hide

No matter what we breed
We still are made of greed
This is my kingdom come
This is my kingdom come


Watched the movie, "The Vicious Kind" sometime back. Perhaps, that is why I hated Hasee to Phasee. Though it is a movie on different plains, but the sibling's lover theme is kinda similar. I liked the not so popular hindi movie, "Sorry Brother" too. Anyway, in short,this is about a man who has recently been dumped by his girlfriend. He is estranged from his father too, and has been insomniac for sometime. Then comes his brother's girlfriend on Thanksgiving. He is sure she is vicious and wants to ward her away and protect his little brother; he warns her to stay away from his brother, yet he cannot leave her alone. It is almost like a dark comedy, but a good watch.

Watch it without kids. :-) Now that I am a parent, I think about such things. 

When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide
Don’t get too close
It’s dark inside
It’s where my demons hide
It’s where my demons hide

At the curtain’s call
It's the last of all
When the lights fade out
All the sinners crawl

So they dug your grave
And the masquerade
Will come calling out
At the mess you've made

Don't wanna let you down
But I am hell bound
Though this is all for you
Don't wanna hide the truth ~Imagine Dragons

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Why Hasee toh Phasee Did Not Work For Me

Watched Hasee Toh Phasee sometime back. I am guessing most of you must have known the plot by now. This is not a review. I just want to rant that it did not work for me. Well, I love the lead pair and the songs and the comic timings et al. All I want to say is, for someone who has been committed for 7 years to be shaken and feel that he has found his soulmate only in a matter of few days, that too while he is preparing for his wedding, there has to be some sort of a fatal attraction, or sizzling chemistry between the two. Nah, by just tying the knots of her blouse, it doesn't say it all. I am not asking them to kiss or make-out, though I wouldn't have minded that. The movie ended while I was waiting for something to happen between the two. Remember the rain dance of Kuch Kuch Hota Hain? You could feel the strong vibe between the lead pair even without doing much (if Bollywood doesn't want to do it.) Of course I was a teenager when KKHH came, and now, I am heading towards mid-life crisis, so it could be just me. Will write about a better movie next time.

I am waiting for the hubby to fly back from California. It's 11.42 pm now. The flight should have reached Chicago airport. Son is sleeping blissfully. He opened his eyes and asked me for the phone, and slept again before I could reply. Oh, how does it feel when your child calls you 'mama' so lovingly and looks at your soul with those sinless eyes! 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stuck in Love

"I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.” ~ 
Raymond Carter, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. 

This is a line that the actor quoted, saying this is one book that influenced his writing.

Well, since it is Valentine's Day, I thought I must write about this movie, Stuck in Love that I watched sometime back. I am thinking I'd rather write about movies that you could have missed rather than the obvious blockbusters unless I watch them in the first week. 

It is about a writer who keeps snooping on his ex-wife (Jennifer Connelly) hoping that she would come back some day, and their two children and how they deal with love. Jennifer Connelly is one woman I am crazy about, so I would recommend this movie on her strength alone, but this movie has some hilarious and sweet moments too, and very good actors.

Their children both teenagers, a daughter (Lily Collins. Found out she is Phil Collin's daughter) who is becoming a published author and a son who is also on the verge of becoming one, carry baggage of their own and maneuver through their love lives.  One is a headstrong independent, and self-assured young woman who cares two hoots about commitment and one is going through his first pangs of desire. 

This movie has got romance, drama, and comedy all in one. The characters are lovable and though it seemed impossible, I rooted for the estranged couple to somehow find their way back to each other.  Loved it loved it loved it. 

Also watched the critically acclaimed Blue Valentine. Do not watch it on Valentine's Day. :-)