Movie Marathon Weekend!

Qureshi said “When we are young, the opportunities seem endless”. And trust me, that was very the belief even I had when I was 18 years old and was watching three movies back to back on every lazy weekday afternoon during summer vacation. I believed, with unparalleled naivety, that I could go on doing that till I kick the bucket. For this very reason, I wanted to name this post as “The Arrogance of the Youth” but since Billy boy has copyrighted it, I did not want to fight with him in court.

It has been a while since I have done a college-like-marathon and I recently decided to do it again. It would be fatal to spend 8 to 9 hrs of a weekday, watching movies while you work and more so when you are working for yourself. This last weekend, the one that breezed by without anyone of us knowing it’s presence, I decided to give myself a shot. Picked a theme as “Movies with Unique Premises” and saw eight movies in 2 days. Yes 8. I bettered my 18yr old self. Ha! For the benefit of my dear readers, who WordPress says are over 70,000, I present my list. (Premises & One Phrase Reviews only).

1. All the Real Girls – The biggest womanizer in town falls in love with his wing man & best friend’s younger sister who’s just back from a boarding school after 10 years.  Review: Interesting but damn slow. Watchable.

2. Brothers – A young man, who has served time in a prison for a rape, comforts his older brother’s wife and children after the older brother,  a US Army Captain, is thought to have been dead in Afghanistan. As time passes, the older brother returns back. Review: Watchable but slow.

3. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People –  A British journalist feels like fish out of water while working for a high profile corporate magazine in New York. Review: BAD. Unwatchable.

4. The Bucket List – Two old men who are informed that they will die in an year, prepare an amazing to-do list and and set out to accomplish everything in that list before they die. Review: Lovely story. Fantastic performance by Jack Nicholson.

5. Lucia Y El Sexo – Lucía, a young waitress in Madrid, seeks refuge at the favourite island of her long-time boyfriend, a writer, after he goes missing. In the midst of fresh air and clear waters, she begins to discover more about her boyfriend and get to know that he used his tragic reality to write his stories. Review: A wonderful plot but with excessive obscenity. Ah Vega! (Saw this Spanish movie without subtitles \m/)

6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Eternal Favorite.

7. Chasing Amy – A straight comic book writer falls in love with a lesbian much to the displeasure of his co-author best friend. Review: Very Interesting Story. Definitely Watchable.

8. V for Vendetta –  Set in a near future Britain, which is filled with torture cells and unfair punishments, ruled by an anarchist Chancellor, where one man V, stands up against this government to take revenge for what they have done to him by declaring that he will blow up the Parliament on the 5th of November. The 120 minutes of this movie shows us why V wants to take such a prolonged revenge and whether he will be able to. Review: Gripping Story. Amazing Screenplay and dialogs. A totally #Cult movie. And I believe it a fitting tribute to end this post with a quote from this amazing movie.

Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.

P.S. There is no actual link between the Calvin strip and the post.



  1. bhanu · October 21, 2010

    mistook V for Vendetta poster for Chandni chowk se China :))
    Eternal Sunshine is one movie I couldn’t understand, I must watch it again!

    bucket list is up there in my should-watch movie list

    • Kalyan Ram Vempati · October 21, 2010

      #FAIL. Where is V for Vendetta & where is CC2C. Tsk tsk…

      Watch Eternal man.. amazing dialogs. Give Chasing Amy a shot too. Pretty interesting storyline.

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