Sunday, March 14, 2010

Drama, drama, drama...

Life has been a drama over the past few days for me... I was worried like hell and was really busy settling every thing down. I must thank everybody who had helped and prayed, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Now that it has come to an end, I can finally sit down and update my blog a bit. And to match my title of the post, here are some movie reviews...

My Name is Khan
I know, I know it's an Indian movie. But not that you don't know I actually watch them, right? And come on, it has Kajol in it!!! Kajol is my one and only favourite Bollywood actress and I cannot even remember when was the last time I saw her in a movie! Yea, a few seconds guest appearance in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna! I miss her so much that when I saw the poster with her at the cinema I told myself I MUST watch this one!
My Name is Khan is not those ordinary singing and dancing Bollywood movie. In fact, there isn't a single singing and dancing scene. It's about a guy called Rizvan Khan (who is played by who else but the famous Shah Rukh Khan)who has Asperger's Syndrome went to the US and fell in love with Mandira who is a divorcee with a son. They eventually married and Mandira and her son changed their surname to 'Khan', which is a Muslim name.
After 9/11, things started to change and the Americans look at Muslim the bad way and eventually Mandira's son got killed in school and she starts to question her decision of marrying a Muslim guy. She eventually asked Rizvan to go away, and in anger, asked him to go off and tell everyone in America:"My name is Khan, and I'm not a terrorist", including the President. So off he went on a journey to meet the President and tell him that he is not a terrorist.
So the movie basically tells you about the whole journey, some very heart-warming, some very funny... What I like about the movie is that despite a serious theme, it was delivered with bit of humour, just because Rizvan has Asperger's Syndrome. For instance, when the police beat him asking him if he knows the terrorists, he says:"I think they are mad at me because I don't know about the Al-Qaeda, I think I should have study more about the Al-Qaeda!"What I don't like about the movie is the 'drama' itself. Like when all of a sudden all the Muslims just appear to help at the church... I went:"yea right..."But what is a Bollywood movie without the drama? Even the Mat Salleh in the movie have to act so dramatic... ==|||
Overall, I really like this movie, it's an one of a kind Bollywood movie, trust me. I love it! And I love Kajol and her being reunited with Shah Rukh Khan! I feel like they are just the best on scene couple, ever!
And I just found out that I've actually watched all 4 movies directed by the director Karan Johar! Call me a Chindian man... :p

Alice in Wonderland
Like many of you, I've been waiting to watch this movie since last year! Watching the trailer with Johnny Depp in the cute costume and make-up just excites me!
So I went, just the first day of the non-3D was up. I have no idea why I had to tell you the whole synopsis of My Name is Khan, which is what I normally don't. Just like this one, I don't plan to tell you too cos its a fairytale lar, most people know the story, roughly at least.
Anywayz, I like the graphic, I like Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter's performances in the movie, but the movie is just so-so. It's just very forgettable. I don't remember many interesting scenes...

It's Complicated
I'm a fan of Meryl Streep, if you haven't yet know. I think she is amazing.
So... In this movie she plays a divorcee having an affair with her ex-husband after more than 10 years of divorce. And there is another guy who appears in her life too. But the affair turns out to be a bitter one with the guy and also her children, blah blah blah...
I think the movie is really funny, if you actually prefer to watch Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin than Robert something, Taylor something or Zac something(I seriously don't remember the new actors' names!)... Meryl Streep is ALWAYS so natural in her performance, she is just too good she made the movie looks so good to watch too! Alec Baldwin is also very funny! By the way, both Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin did a great job at the Oscar, don't you guys think so??? I like how the movie talks about the children feeling about their parent and all, in a way it's so true and so touching.
Good one too. :)


Lay JinG said...

another Meryl Streep movie "Julie & Julia", mayb u can watch it also! haha ... I wanna watch all Oscar nominees :)

ShiRLeXia said...

I know!!! I also want to watch that!
Yea, I can't wait to watch those nominees too! I'm watching Invictus this Wednesday.

Lay JinG said...

Oh i see! I got Nine, an education, the blind side and invictus etc... haha ... no time to watch it yet!

ShiRLeXia said...

Wah... You're fast!
I have Precious now, but all that you have also I want to watch!!!

rainbow mushroom said...

i want to watch Precious, Invictus, It's Complicated, My name is Khan too. Julie & Julia as well~
gosh, how nice if i can be a full time movie-watcher... can apply such post ar?

ShiRLeXia said...

Ha, if there is such position, I'm so gonna fight it out with u! :p