Movie Vaganza

I admit it, I kinda lost my inspiration to write lately. But I want to update this blog so badly, so… let me just share some good movies that I recently watched. Of course box office movies — those superhero movies, sequels, or even prequels *yes I’m talking about The Hobbit* are in my watch list automatically, as long as they’re in cinema or their BRRips are out *I prefer the latter ;p*. I don’t want to talk about such movies, here I want to share some movies that maybe you’ll miss, but I guarantee that they’re too good to be missed. Well, as long as your taste is similar to mine.. I just noticed that all of them have ‘comedy’ genre ;).

So… here we go. I’ll try my best to give a little review without spoiling the good part ^^.

Ruby Sparks (2012)

Found this movie in my fave movie download site *will keep it as a secret ;)*. I watched the trailer and found out that this movie is from the same director as Little Miss Sunshine (2006), one of my favorite movies, so.. I gave it a try :). It’s a movie about an author in his ‘writer’s block’ moment. At that time I was in a difficult time of writing a paper myself, so somehow I could connect to his situation ;p. Then he starts writing about a girl, named Ruby Sparks, and makes her his girlfriend. The surprising thing is that she comes to life!

A funny movie, but with a dark twist in the middle, showing that to love someone doesn’t mean to ‘shape’ her exactly as in your illusion or imagination about her.

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

This one I also found in the movie download site. But I was really interested to watch it because of its good rating. Some fresh kind of comedy movie, definitely irregular, but I like it ^^. The story focuses on a pair of twelve-year-olds who run away from home, creating some chaos in a (previously) peaceful island. It’s such a simple story yet so entertaining :).

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

I watched this movie on my flight back to Indonesia. I always look for non-box office movies to be watched on the plane, because I feel that it’s such a waste to watch them in a small screen with the not-so-good quality. Then I found this one, and turns out to be a quite good movie. Actually India is one of the places at the top of my to-visit list, so.. I’m quite excited about it.

This movie is about some British people in their golden ages who decided to have a vacation in India. Each has his/her own reason and somehow they stuck together at the best ‘exotic’ hotel in Jaipur, India. The owner of the hotel is a young businessman who faces bankruptcy, and the hotel is… not in its best condition I would say ^^. The story is without any twist, but warm, and I love the idea of traveling and purely enjoying the days before we die. Might do that later when I’m old ;).

English Vinglish (2012)

The same as before, I watched it on a flight, but on the way back to Italy. I hesitated a little bit to watch a Bollywood movie, but I can assure you, this is one of the good ones. This movie is about a housewife, who does everything she could to support her family, but still gets a little respect. She has to go to US to help her sister in her niece’s wedding preparation, and she decides to take an English course, then gains her confidence.. in English and in life ;).

Though as usual, it’s not a Bollywood movie if there’s no singing and dancing ^^. But this time they do it in a quite modern style. One special remark, it reminds me of my Mom, and makes me appreciate all of her great efforts more through all these years :). Love you, Mom!

Seven Psycopaths (2012)

Ok, this one is a little different from the previous movies. I watched it just recently on a movie night with friends, and the idea to watch this movie is definitely not from me. It’s rated as Restricted due to lots of blood, and it reminds me of Kill Bill, in terms of violence visualization. Truthfully, I don’t dislike this kind of movie, though it’s not my favorite either.

For me, it’s a bit hard to follow the plot and the conversation at first, because we watched it with Spanish subtitle, given that the majority viewers are Mexican ^^. But after a while, the story appears gradually, and suddenly you get all the connections. A very interesting movie and I laughed a lot, despite of some disturbing scenes (in my opinion) :p. Anyway, being a violent movie, as Billy said, “There will be no animals harmed in this movie, just women.”

One funny dialog I like, it’s also in the trailer. It’s about a logical proof that Gandhi was wrong ^^.

Hans: As Gandhi said…’An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind’. I believe that whole heartedly.
Billy: No it doesn’t. There’ll be one guy left with one eye. How’s the last blind guy going to take out the eye of the last guy left whose still got one eye left? All that guy has to do is run away and hide behind a bush. Ghandi was wrong.

That’s all folks! I hope you can enjoy them as I did ^^ Ciao!

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