Monday, 31 May 2010

some movies…

Over the last few weeks, Some nice movies that I watched... To start with ‘Up in the Air’.

The opening scenes of the movie with pictures of cities from the airplane…very nice…George Clooney (as Ryan) is again at his best. Ryan is a person who likes flying, accumulate flying miles and is a motivational speaker. The Backpack scene was nice stating life full of possessions is not easy… ‘Make no mistakes, moving is living… The slower you move, the faster you die’..
He works for a company which takes on the outsourced activities related to people management at organizations. Ryan has an ugly job of telling people ‘You are fired’, however he tells it very nicely like, ‘you can do now what you always wanted to do’… ‘A new start to meet your aspirations, etc..’ Its always hard to tell someone if they do a crap job and telling ‘you are fired’, i think is the hardest one… Well, no one is going to be happy hearing that he or she is fired.. the reactions, the anger, the trauma on the face of those who hear that is not a scene someone would like to see in their real life. The movie sequence, the acting and the opening scenes does not stop me from giving it a four star..
The sound track ‘This Land is your Land’ is nice to listen…originally written by Woody Guthrie

Paranormal Activity…

Continuing from one of my previous posts on fb where I mentioned about this movie… This is one of the best made horror movie. Does not use high graphics, animations or sound effects, yet it does manage to scare you…scare you like you have never before… It does leaves you scared after watching the movie! The movie uses simple scenes to leave you scared… The opening sound of the door, the light in another room…the scariest part is the one where the male lead character (Micah) sleeps and for hours the female lady character (Katie) is standing next to him. Don't watch it alone and if you stay alone or if you occasionally get scared sometimes in the night, this is not the movie for you!
Katie feels that there is something in the house, while Micah does not seem to believe. He decides to capture the movements of that somebody using the video camera. They keep the camera ‘on’ during the night while asleep. The sequence of doors closing, the shadow, and abnormal activities like Katie waking up and standing still for hours and hours does not scare you while you watch the movie. However, if you remember those sequences later on, I am sure most of you will be scared. Imagine while your asleep, and you sense that someone is standing next to you for hours in the dark night! I give this one a four and a half star for leaving me scared for quite some time…

Sherlock Holmes…

Reading Sherlock Holmes stories was fun… and have liked watching those on TV.. While on the movie, in 130 minutes not many Sherlock Holmes adventures can be fit. One of the best scenes from the movie was the way Holmes calculates the arithmetic to surprise his opponent in wrestling, disarm him and beat him senseless. Movie has shown the reasoning and calculative approach of Holmes in a very nice way. Another scene where Holmes looking at the lady who arrives with Doctor Watsons at the restaurant, tells her about her past…the superb way of deduction looking at the clues like the sign of the ring on the finger, the necklace, etc… The disguise, the deductions and the movie sequence leaves you to think and the arrive at a conclusion the same way as Holmes did! Four star for this movie as I did not get bored watching it again! The story of evil aristocrat executed for series of murders and black magic, returns from dead does not sound that interesting…however, the visuals and the backgrounds in the movies well made…