Monthly Archives: July 2012

My experience with The Dark Knight Rises

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Finally the wait and expectations are over and I felt blissful while watching the movie. It was ecstatic and I was just recalling my life from the day I watched the first part of this trilogy and was wondering what changes and twists my life has taken like some of the characters in it. I was completely lost and felt like everything was happening around me but this could have happened due to the impact of the World’s largest IMAX screen.

To enjoy the movie without disturbance from my 3 yr old boy, I made sure that he would also enjoy the movie and so I had to tell him a parallel story about Batman for his understanding of the movie with all the things that he know in his life so far…

For example, The reason why Batman was inactive for sometime is because he is the best car maker in the world and when Bane came to know about this he wanted to abandon him but the people who like him wanted him to make the best car in the world like Lighting Mcqueen but this time it should be Black in color just like Batman’s Costume. Why is Bane so bad? Ah! that is simple because he is a ‘Monster’ who cannot breathe if there are too many cars running in Gotham City.

There is nothing much to review about the movie which is accredited world wide but I felt that the movie was in a hurry as if Batman also wanted it to  be like that in some portions but as the filmmakers and writers already expected, I would say that Rises was not a flop in the trilogy but it lacks something that was expected by the Nolan’s Batman trilogy fans. This has happened with some of the previous greatest trilogy like The Godfather and The Terminator and it will be the same for any such films which marks an end to a series.

I have to watch the movie again in a theatre, preferably Sydney IMAX(for God’s sake please don’t tell me that you will get a better print in the Internet with subtitles soon) to see if I can find what I missed in the movie. It was the Nolan brothers and their screenplay that made me a fan of the Batman and I am sure that the Batman from this trilogy will be the one whom my kid will admire the most…

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Movie: Seducing Mr.Perfect

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I have finally found the perfect romantic movie of my type… If you are a fan of Mills and Boon and Ramanichandran (Tamil Writer) then you should not miss this movie… I feel that my hunt for good romantic movies might end here… It is so perfect like what I have been expecting all these days… This can be categorized as a Chick flick too and of all the chick flicks I have watched so far, this is the best…

This is not a classic romantic movie or a poetic romance story but this was that romantic story which I have read all through my teen age and have imagined as perfect love story with a happy ending…

Movie: My Wife got married

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I can’t believe that I am writing about this kind of movie which I should have hated the most… I wrote almost a page about this movie and finally used ‘Backspace’ as the storyline is not really my cup of tea and I am sure I will hurt many people whom I know by writing about such complex relationships… Some people may like this movie and some would say ‘**************’ so its up to the person who is watching it and I would definitely recommend it if you want to watch movies with a uncommon storyline(though the climax is filmy)…

Movie: The classic

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A very slow romantic drama… I heard that this is one of the best love stories ever told and yes it is one among the best but not the best romantic film as it very very slow paced… The lead heroine has done a good job and the remaining characters are not well portrayed… I liked the way the movie leads towards the climax… I felt that the daughter’s love story could have got equal importance in the film…

Movie: Love me not

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This is a beautifully crafted Korean Romance movie… The movie may give an incomplete feel but may be this is what would happen when love strikes people with such personalities… I wouldn’t call it flawless but there are certain movies which will make us indulge more into it and this is one such film(what kind of a crap sentence is this… I miss certain friends in my life when I do such mistakes in sentence formation) Again, this is my view and some people may call it a crap movie, may be I was in a good mood while watching it…

Movie and Life

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I watched quite a lot of movies today and I know that people would be wondering what I do with Midhvan when I watch movies…

Nodame Cantabile, a Japanese serial, was one of the recent film which I managed to watch more than 2 times… It was a total surprise for me… This is not a movie but a serial  and I could still remember every scene from the film most notably, the music… I have watched it atleast 2 times and some episodes for even 3-4 times…

I watched about 100 films, a month before my marriage thinking that I would never watch movies in my life after that…yes, I forgot half the movies that I watched 😉 especially the film ‘The shining’ which was my favourite during that time, a movie that scared me completely and took my breath away…May be, I am going through a similar phase now…

Yesterday my hubby was asking me to name the movies that I watched yesterday and day before yesterday and the day before that and he asked me to tell a line about the story, wondering if I could remember them all or not). Guess what, I couldn’t remember the one that I watched 3 days back… I should accept the fact that I forget the story lines easily and that is the reason why I keep watching a lot of movies and I don’t like spoilers for films as that would spoil the mood for someone who is a movie buff like me who like to watch them again and again but I can never forget the movies that touched me so much especially the films that were totally unexpected…

Movie: Innocent steps

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This is a Korean Romance Drama… A lovely movie with beautiful dance moves though not very professional… As usual the romance is between the dancers and you can expect all the romance scenes that are mandatory for a dance romance with a lot of comedy… She is eye-catching but not a mesmerizing beauty which is actually expected from the lead actress of such a film… He looked like young age Raj Kumar(Kannada Actor)… Though I kind of expected the climax to be in this way, I liked the movie for the climax… The romance is mainly based on how the girl feels and so guys may find it really boring but sometimes this is all a girl expects from a guy more than money, yes it is Confident Love…

Movie: Temptation of Wolves

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A Korean movie… It is a funny movie, especially the first half… Second half is as usual a tragedy. I would say that the director/story writer got carried on by the sad ending movies and thought that sad ending would make the movie succeed… A confused screenplay… I would have given a decent score if the entire movie was taken in the same way as the first half with the same kind of action and humor but now it is just another average movie that can neither be categorised as tragedy nor a comedy… Worth watching it in group like during a friends get-together… I enjoyed the first half thoroughly and was ROTFL for some scenes…

The first birthday cake in my baking experience

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I accepted to bake a birthday cake for a friend’s son because I am quite known for my interest in baking. Since I bother my friends to try my cakes, she might have decided to put a Dot to my baking(I guess so) and asked me to do a B’day cake for her son. The request was made on Monday and guess what… I lost my sleep the whole week till I actually started doing it on Friday…

Baking is so much fun for me than the other normal cooking. I do it all the time with different recipes. Since I try different recipes every time, I cannot redo or recall the recipe that I used the last time. So when my husband or my friends ask me to bake a similar cake/brownie/tart, I can never redo it with the same taste 😉

With this qualification, I started to bake the cake on Thursday night and I thought I did it successfully after seeing the cake’s top layer… So I kept it aside and prepared the icing mixture for drawing a small design on the soft sponge cake which they were planning to cut in his play group on Friday morning. I did it again… Yes, when I am given or asked to do something for the first time, I always do something wrong and get into a big trouble and it happened this time too… I started to put the icing mix in the cone and when I took it out of the fridge at 10:30 in the night, I realised that the mix was too runny and so I had to put it back in the fridge and use it only the next day morning… It was the same in the morning too but I managed to do some design with it. The Cake looked wet because it is a ready made sponge cake without frost on it…

After finishing one small test, I took the cake base that I made on Thursday to apply frost on it and found the cake was overcooked and burnt in the bottom… This has never happened to me in my baking experience and I always used to appreciate myself for that but this time on the big day of some kid’s life, I burnt his b’day cake 😦 I had something to blame for this and that is the new baking pan… So I took my regular baking pan out and prepared the cake batter and quickly made a cake base and after cooling it, applied the first choc fudge layer and after it was set I applied the second layer and the mom of the b’day boy arrived and we were chatting while I was doing the icing…

Movie: A moment to remember

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It is a Korean film which is again a Romantic Drama and the best of its kind…

Did I say romantic? huh, yes, it is really romantic… It was like reading a Ramanichandran Novel where everything about love would be perfect but the ending is definitely not a RC type(which is always ‘they lived happily ever after’).

Good screenplay and very good actors. Sometimes I feel that the best movies lack good actors but in this movie, I felt that the lead actors are really perfect…

I watched this movie just by reading some comment in youtube mentioning about the actress’s performance in this film and so this is one of those foreign language movies that I watched without reading the storyline and I was not sure what was waiting for me… After watching a few mins, I thought that I have picked a Chick flick by mistake but it is more than that… Not sure if I will be able to come out of the mood it has created… I feel like a Zombie now…

Again, I can recommend it only if you like watching or planning to watch a tragedy romantic Drama…