Going on 'vacation' for a little over 2 weeks (I leave on Tuesday but am heading to my parent's tomorrow and leaving from there) so I doubt I'll have any sort of reliable internet connection. Anyway, figured I'd get this stuff out. Mostly reviews that I'm sure I'd forget about if I waited :P
Not Bollywood! Surprised? I ordered this off my mom's netflix, mainly because I knew someone in it (okay, for like 5 seconds, but still!). A lady that talked at the marketplace was the director of my studyabroad group. I was excited when I saw her even though I knew she was in it.
Anyway, I'm sure I could have gone a while without seeing this movie and not really thinking anything about it. But, I have to say, I'm glad something compelled me to see it because it was a really beautiful/sad film. I thought it was really, really great. It always makes me sad to see/read/hear about how so many middle eastern countries digressed the way they did. Especially sad for the people who remember the way it was before the various revolutions when they were so much more free. Really sad.
Anyway, I recommend this movie. I can see where not everyone would like this movie but it would be hard to judge who would and who wouldn't like it. Hey, couldn't hurt to watch it, right?
I thought this one was really enjoyable with minimal cheesy dance numbers (those 90's style ones, you know what I'm talking about). Not much to say (plus I watched this a while ago). Cute movie, the dude looks just like a sad-puppy version of Elvis, but it wasn't too annoying. His character was a bit psychotic though, seeing as how he was the reason she wasn't with him. Whatever. The music was great, but not 'the best ever composed for Indian cinema' which I've heard it described as. Maybe I need to watch it again. I didn't really rush to download the soundtrack or anything, but it was still good. Ishq Bina was probably the best song. Anyway, enjoyable, go see.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, this is another example of why, if Bollywood movies showed actual Indian culture and reality, why their engagements and weddings are within a week of each other. Any longer and you know your fiance's TRUE love will come and take them away. And then the significant other will be swapped at the same wedding ceremony and all the guests (and the sacrificial lamb/i.e. former SO) will be just as happy as with the previous pair, no matter what side of the party they were on.
I just watched KKHH last night too, which is what made me think of this...
One of the movies that I had bought. Based on West Side Story. But....let me say....leave it to Bollywood to make West Side Story have a happy ending. I was dreading the entire second half of the movie because I thought I knew the ending. Nope.
Well, I have to say, I enjoyed that they spent more time of SRKs character, Max (NO, not for the reasons you are thinking!!), to humanize his character. He was the leader of his gang, but he was also obviously a person, he had a crush on a girl, he acted silly with his sister, he listened to the priest, it was nice to see them give him a human aspect. The original West Side Story spent very little time on the other characters.
Okay, and I hate to sound shallow, but there was something that really bothered me...."Tony"'s character (Tony from West Side Story's equivalent in this movie, I already forgot his name) was SOOOOOO unattractive!! Like....distractingly so. It would have been so much better and more believable if he was at least a little attractive. Oh god, I sound like an awful person, but I had to get that off my chest. Bad casting right there.
Oh....and SRK had a song. Like...he was actually the playback singer. Yea. Seriously. It was hilarious.
So, not a replacement for West Side Story (which I LOVE), but it was good in its own right.
So, that's it. See, not many! I've been saving the new ones to watch with my mom on vacation. I don't know what I've been doing. I was fed up with my sewing failures so I was taking it easy there...but....I don't know what I've been doing.
Well, I was buying fabric to attempt some shirts (for my indian-inspired skirts...shirts I would probably never wear out, but would be fun to have) and it turned out that the clearance fabric was 50% off....so...yea. I bought a bit more than I had anticipated. Just consider it more attempts at making something I like since I'm working without a pattern.
This is my first attempt. I really don't like the design now that it is done, I'll be trying something else with the other fabrics. I used this fabric first because the colour turned out to not match. But anyway, this is what it looks like (not totally finished yet, just a start)
Eh. (the colour and shininess in real life is totally different than the picture because of the flash, just so you know)
Anyway, back to packing. Or, more specifically unpacking since I'm currently overpacked. I need to widdle down my number of outfits, which is always heartbreaking.
And back to cleaning. I always like leaving and coming back to a clean apartment :)
Have a great few weeks! Let me know if anything exciting happens! I'll post about the trip when I get back!