Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fathers are very emotional

Having read this hub Are father's less emotional when taking care of babies? regarding fathers and mothers, I would say.. Fathers are very emotional. It is just that there is a difference, the way how we show our emotions and how a father shows his emotions.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Venus Movie Review – A Brilliant film

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A film, which manages to capture loneliness and the desire to be young again so beautifully. I have not seen a single Peter O'Toole movie but I must tell you he is simply marvelous to watch (also the character has so many layers), the same can be said about Jodie Whittaker who dazzles with an equally subtle performance. The movie is about Maurice (an actor who wants to feel young again and who has not lost his desire for love even at such an old age. He sees his desire for youth coming to life after meeting Jessie) and Jessie (who Maurice calls VENUS is a confused teenager looking for work) both meet and fulfill their desires. By this, you may have already understood that the characters have so many layers. Also there are many scenes in the movie which are simply brilliant and touches you at the same time. It gives a correct and truthful portrait of human nature take for instance the scene where Venus asks Maurice what parts of her body does he wants to touch. Maurice looks into her eyes and replies each and every body part (in this scene Venus is shown with her face in light falling from the window). Maurice then asks her has she loved anybody and suddenly Venus moves back with her face shown in darkness (this scene shows the true nature of the character ). Such scenes make you look at the writer and the directors efforts to bring the characters to life. A must watch if you like watching character driven drama.

Death Proof Grindhouse Movie Review

Well I got the DVD print of Death Proof and not the entire movie but I am glad that I could at least catch up with it. Let me start with the positives .........first of all, I must say Kurt Russel was brilliant even though he had nothing to do, still you could feel his screen presence and secondly the way Taratino made a concept (there is absolutely no story) look so real with the way he brought all the characters alive (similar to what he did with pulp fiction, reservoir dogs but those had some stories to say). Here there is nothing but a guy trying to kill pretty girls with his car. Also the length could have been shorter anyways if you are looking for an all out action movie (which the trailers promised then you are in for a shock as this ones a character driven movie). Also I must add the chase sequence at the end was awesome, though I would still warn you do not go by the hype. Death proof is strictly average.

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Fracture Movie Review- Six Great Hollywood movies in one hub

A smart thriller not in terms of the plot (which is somewhat good but I got the twist right at the start) still throughout the movie I never felt bored, as the movie was not only about the twist but also about the characters that were part of it. The script writer was smart enough to know that the plot would not surprise the audience but the chemistry might give it a bit more spice and that is what you see. The best part of the movie definitely is the constant leg pulling which Anthony Hopkins (does remind you a lot of Silence Of The Lambs but still its fun to watch) does on Ryan Gosling (brilliant and brought something new). I would not reveal much about the plot as its a thriller and I wont say the plot is outstanding but I would like to say that the movie is still fun to watch, especially due to the smart dialogues and performances.

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House of Sand and Fog Movie Review

I would not say the movie is outstanding (well it could have been) but some parts of it never make sense hence it falls short. Still it has enough to hold you up and make you think. I especially loved the subject (a girl who loses her house to which she is emotionally attached). Another plus point of the movie has to be that no one comes out as bad, I mean each character is shown doing things which according to them is right is never shown as if this person is bad just because he took the house from her. Also Jennifer Connelly(those eyes .......... they say a lot and she uses them brilliantly to display her emotions ) and Ben Kingsley were simply outstanding in their respective roles. Watch this movie if you are their fans.

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Landing on Sun – Everything is possible

Landing on Sun - Is it impossible?

There was a time when saying that the "Earth is round" was considered without any "rational reasonability." Human beings' knowledge is too limited, and cannot be used to completely dismiss an idea as just "flight of fancy."

Everything we enjoy today, all technologies, were once considered to be nothing more than flight of fancy: 2000 years ago people saw lighting, but the idea that they would one day control electricity was insane, the idea of building a flying machine was insane, the idea of going into space was insane... Everything we have today would not exist if it was completely dismissed because people thought at one point that it was beyond "rational reasonability."

People hold on to their puny pathetic knowledge as if it was absolute truth and limited their ability to evolve because they can't see beyond the scope of what they already know. Thank God (whatever God is, if it is anything at all) that everyone in a while there comes someone who's not blinded by their narcissistic idea that they understand reality, when people haven't even gone beyond the limits of their own solar system.

Understand this: All the knowledge you have, IT'S RELATIVELY NOTHING COMPARED TO THE KNOWLEDGE THAT IS STILL OUT THERE THAT YOU STILL DON'T HAVE.

Nobody has enough knowledge to dismiss an idea as pure flight of fancy or completely impossible... All we can do is say, "this CAN be done NOW" or "this CAN'T be done NOW."

Do everyone a favor and grow out of this pathetic idea that we have enough knowledge to be the judges of Truth.

I'm always studying things from different fields in order to find a greater understanding of the "big picture". Through time I have found that people who specialize in a specific field tend to become limited by the very knowledge that they pride themselves in.
Once you start to collect knowledge from all different fields of science, politics, economics, sociology, etc., you start to see connections that cannot be seen otherwise. You see the connection between a person's social life and laws of physics that are normally only applied to mechanics... You're able to see the world without the constraints of traditional thinking because instead of relying on understanding passed down to you and memorized through the years, you become able to see the connections for yourself.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not de-meriting people who are specialized in specific fields, as I must acknowledge the need for them. It's just not for me, I have this insatiable curiosity that can only be controlled by understanding these connections between different subjects, understanding how these different parts of the Universe fit and work together...
For example, what if I tell you that instead of living our lives for the purpose of satisfying our personal desires, we should instead set the priority to be the well being of humanity, because humanity is in itself a body, and each of us cells in that body, whose primary function is to contribute to the body, and whose primary source of resources comes from a healthy functioning body; that the very reason why we have so many crises is that the body is sick and we continually fail to fix it.

See, a simple, rational, plausible explanation to all problems that afflict humanity and a plausible solution, only possible through the connection between sociology and biology.

While the role of imaginative thinking can not be ruled out for the astonishing breakthrough in the knowledge of the man kind, it is also likely that every imagination may not come true. The example of flat earth and sun being center of universe is a proof of that. This also were imagined by then learned people but were proven wrong subsequently in the light of truth which in turn was found by people who thought out of box .. call it imagination if you wish. But the fact is that those few people observed the physical data and tried to make sense of it. They heavily depended on knowledge as they gathered rather than knowledge that was spread by way of belief of people by and large. while flat earth was pure imagination, the round earth was outcome of hard facts. While earth being center of universe was pure imagination, it not being so was based on hard facts. Now if selective examples are taken to prove all-time infallibility of imagination, then nothing can be ruled out and the said question can be answered in just one line .. some day may be. Can we ever go into a black hole and colonize it ... some day may be. Can we turn the oceans from salty to sweet ... some day may be. Now everything is possible if we keep supposing something or other whether it has any probability of being achievable or not as per current knowledge. It is true that knowledge itself is subjective and one can not say that what we know today is complete truth or end of it. However, when we have to ponder over some questions and try to find answers, we have to heavily depend on current knowledge and make a probabilistic guess as to the reasonability of the answer being true in reasonable period of time. We cannot define the world EVER and hence any question using this word becomes irrelevant for discussion.
Yes sure we can go there but it's another thing that we will never return.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I know what horror you did in Room 1408

1408 - Horror/Thriller. A debunker of paranormal occurrences encounters real terror when he checks into notorious room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel.

Overall rating 9/10. Watch this movie and feel the pain and fibrillations.

Do not enter Room 1408 - Best horror movie of all time

Grudge 2
Continuity of Grudge (original) where you know what the movie was such a letdown, I don't intend wasting time writing a review about it. If you want to waste money and get bored, I suggest you watch it. Somehow it never did any good for me, not even for a second.

Overall 5/10

Grind House - Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez each direct a one-hour segment in this horror collaboration.

* The Eye - Remake of the Japanese Horror Hit. Why do i want to watch it... only 1 reason.. Jessica Alba :-)))

Pans Labyrinth - horror/fantasy a fairy tale for grown ups which is said to be shit scary (wont come to india im sure) and is critically acclaimed at al movie fests