Powerful dialogue from The Amazing Spiderman 2

The_Amazing_Spiderman_2_posterI haven’t watched the movie but someone sent me a mail on what he took away from the movie. And believe me I was floored too. Very very profound. According to the mail I received, one of the characters after graduation made this speech:

“I know that we all think we’re immortal, we’re supposed to feel that way, we’re graduating. The future is and should be bright, but, like our brief four years in high school, what makes life valuable is that it doesn’t last forever, what makes it precious is that it ends. I know that now more than ever. And I say it today of all days to remind us that time is luck. So don’t waste it living someone else’s life, make yours count for something. Fight for what matters to you, no matter what. Because even if you fall short, what better way is there to live?”

Movies – Inside Job and The Bucket List

I am not a Hollywood buff but watch only highly recommended movies that too from select friends. I watched two angrezi movies (if you can call them that especially since one was a documentary) in the past week as I travelled to Delhi and back. Honestly the tablet is more for movie viewing when you are travelling:-)

The first one was Inside Job – An eye opening documentary. Anyone who is remotely interested in stocks or maybe the US financial markets must watch this 10000%. It goes in-depth in the 2008 crisis in the US. (Hope the names Lehman Brothers, AIG, Freddie and Fannie are not forgotten). I for one always blamed the Indian Politicians for the scams, the loot that they have engaged in over the past few years but this documentary makes India pale in comparison. How a few people ganged up and looted the country and maybe even continue to do so. This was highly recommended to me by my friends, Hiten Thakkar and Hitesh Sanghavi. Don’t miss it please.

The second one was another strong recommendation from Hitesh Sanghavi and Bhavesh Rathod – A movie called The Bucket List. A movie starring the crazy Jack Nicholson, who probably acts himself and Morgan Freeman. A brilliant movie about two cancer afflicted men who are complete strangers and end up sharing the same hospital room. They have a wish list of things to be done before they kick the bucket and hence the name The Bucket List. Worth the time spent.

The Pursuit of Happyness…. once again

Last night returned from Hyderabad around 0045 and as is typical with me, I could not sleep. So was surfing the TV and came across this movie on PIX. While I had seen the movie in the past, I was like what the heck watch it again. The last 40 minutes or so of the movie were on and I loved watching it again. So poignant were the dialogs and the expressions in Will Smith’s eyes. Brought tears to my eyes. I have set it for recording on the DVR today and will watch it and retain it for sure. Seriously the movie is awesome. What did I learn new from yesterday? One sentence to be included in Kavya’s self talk – “I trust you.” Profound meaning when you hear it from your daughter. So from now on we have a little longer self talk between father and daughter. And yes I told her this new sentence in the morning as she woke up and we both recited it so many times.

Erin Brockovich

Yesterday I watched Erin Brockovich for the umpteenth time and thoroughly enjoyed it. Julia Roberts is too good and enacts the role perfectly. A struggling single mother who fights for the rights of others. Despite being from a lawyer’s firm, she is humble and humane with the people affected and is a bitch in the office (but that is what the character needed) All in all this is a must watch for anyone who hasn’t. Small wonder that Julia Roberts picked up an Oscar for essaying the role of Erin Brockovich.

Yet another day at home and yet another Angrezi movie

Thanks to my stomach upset, I was grounded at home for the 3rd straight day yesterday. This means that I was at home from November 7th to 9th, 2010. After having watched 3 movies on Monday, I watched Bruce Almighty starring Jim Carrey (thanks once again to the Tata Sky DVR for recording it God knows when). This has been a much talked about movie and one that I had not seen (Not that I am an English movie buff) The movie was fun and the hidden message towards the end was worth driving home. All in all a well spent evening….. Worth watching the movie. Have one last recorded yet unwatched movie “You’ve Got Mail”. Will finish that too.

Diwali Holidays – Ending with movies

We had four days of holidays for Diwali (an extra day thrown in on Monday). No I did not end up going to the theatres to watch Golmaal 3 or Action Replay since reviews were nothing to write home about. In any case after having watched 2 back to back movies (Anjaana Anjaani and Jootha hi Sahi) without reading reviews ensured I would never commit such a horrendous blunder again. Monday morning watched Turbulent Skies on HBO which was honestly no great shakes. It started off as a thriller but in the end it was a damp squib.
In the afternoon, I watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button …. Thanks to Tata Sky I occasionally record movies and then watch them at leisure. That is another thing that I rarely end up watching them. This movie was different and only after having completed the movie did I check on the internet. So many Oscar nominations….. And I for one have always shied away from any movie remotely connected to the Oscars leave aside winners (Slumdog Millionaire was an exception but I admit it was surreal). This movie was a serious one but I enjoyed it. Reminded me of “You learn to love, not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
In the evening it was time for some good hearted comedy again recorded decades ago maybe in the form of Runaway Bride starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere (the same people who gave us Pretty Woman) Reminded me of My Best Friend’s wedding again with Julia Roberts…… A good movie this one was as also were the songs. Maneater by Hall & Oates, U2’s I still haven’t found what I’m looking for and When you sang to me by Marc Anthony…. Lovely songs. All in all a day full of movies and enjoyed 2 out of 3 which is not so bad after all.

Thomas Crown Affair


Looks like I am using the weekend for movies and movies alone. Watched The Thomas Crown Affair last night. I have always liked Pierce Brosnan in a crafty role from his Remington Steele days and this one on Star Movies was nice to watch. Thanks Star Movies… Enjoyed it.