Tuesday, May 02, 2006

May Movie Madness

Tribeca state of mind

The extravaganza began with Tropfest on Friday night. As part of the Tribeca Film Festival, this year USA had a mini version of the Australian short film festival. So they screened (for free!!, with free popcorn as well) 16 short films. 8 Tropfest classics and 8 finalists from this year. They were all pretty entertaining. The best part of the whole evening was that the films were screened outdoors on a giant screen, by the Hudson River, overlooking Statue of Liberty and Jersey City on one side and the World Financial Center Towers on the other. Fantastic experience. We froze in the cold...but it was sooo worth it.

At the same venue, The Hip-Hop Project was screened the next night. I was expecting more from that movie frankly. But it was still interesting.


Saturday night...after watching the hip-hop project, we desperately needed a lughter fix. Saw Ice Age 2. It was adorably hilarious. That's the best way to sum it up. We laughed our heads off. Seeing a woolly mammoth dangling upside down from a tree, a sloth leading a cheer ....these two scenes brought me to tears of mirth. Love. Love. Love that movie.

"Black Friday"

(Bollywood movie, Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Special preview screening on Monday at Columbia)

If you were addicted or haunted by the melody of "Bandeh" (by Indian Ocean) before....wait till you see it in the movie itself. Oh. My. God...I was spellbound. No one could move long after the lights came on.

"Black Friday" is a brilliant movie. And thankfully for Anurag Kashyap, it's finally being released in June. It's intense, very intense....gripping...and this was just the release version of <3 hours

Anurag Kashyap is the coolest dude ever....he's so unassuming and down to earth. He was modest enough to be nervous while answering questions. He even casually admitted that most of the scenes in themovie were shot gorilla style and without permissions. Super cool.It's hard to believe that such a chilled out character gave us scripts like Satya and Paanch!

Carry On Please

Thank God for British humor! I love the Carry On series...really silly humor...but sooo good. So thanks to Netflix, I saw Carry On Matron this morning. Funny. Funny. Funny stuff.

Tee Hee Hee...

I am VERY excited about the release of Mission Impossible III and The Da Vinci Code. I also want to watch Akeelah and the Bee, Thank you for smoking and Water.

Yes, in case you're wondering...I am also trying to study for my finals! :P


Songs of the day:
-Album "Brothers in Arms" by Sire Straits
-"Sounds of Silence" by S & G...did you know that the G is a Columbia graduate? awesome!
-Gangster OST
-Album "Nervermind" by Nirvana


rads said...

hehe.... i need to read ur blog to remember good songs, discover good songs and movies too ........
and ya - i did finally put up my NY blog- have a delho when u have time...o
Am going to search for the indian ocean number u mention....
more then..


rads said...

oops typo - dekho not dehlo ...

Rajesh Warrier said...

M:i:III and The Da Vinci Code - Eagerly awaiting both of em :)

Amrita said...

@Rads....read it..commented on it...go read it...

@Rajesh....hell yeah!!!!