Movie Review: Following ~ Brilliant 70 minutes

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Despite being an impressively intriguing and edgy directorial debut by Nolan this 16mm black-and-white movie had been highly underrated. I have watched Memento too, and in all honesty this flick holds a stronger script. In a low budget venture with no famous casting the performance is utterly believable and Nolan’s conniving story telling is excellent. This movie has a clever buildup that runs in discontinuous time frames through its nonlinear plot. And before you know where the 70 minutes have gone by it hits you with a beaut ending that completes the noir thriller providing the viewers a total clarity of what was going on. The story revolves around an aspiring writer Bill (Jeremy Theobald) who follows people around the streets of London out of his curiosity to turn a faceless stranger into a face whose random details of life are known to him. He keeps on doing this till a day he follows a handsome and confident Cobb (Alex Haw) who later confronts him and reveals his habit of following people as well, but for more of a practical reason, which is burglary. Cobb smooth talks Bill into his life and takes him under his wings, they follow and housebreak into the life of a beautiful blonde (Lucy Russell) and the movie takes you to a twisted climax bringing out a more twisted ending. My rating for the movie is 8 on 10.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Christo's signature 'Bliss pose'

Weekending :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday the 13th turned lucky for us. Totally unplanned, but there we are, together and relishing in starlit darkness. The weather and the place couldn't be any better.

Christo/Christi and a game of monopoly

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Christo is proving to be a pishumaster. He pees on all the wrong places- my lap, bed, pillows and everything soft and comfy. So then I did some research on this and from what I have read the matter seems to be about marking his territory. Pishumaster should understand he is the sole ruler of this entire kingdom and all this territorial marking is absolutely unnecessary. We took the pishumaster to get his vaccine last week. Vet says he is doing fine, but we still need few more months to know whether Christo stays a Christo or has she always been a Christi. 
Christopher or a Christipher? What do'ya think?

Semester break is going really well so far. And to top things up my student got cancelled for an entire week (the kiddo took a self proclaimed vacation to enjoy Ben10), and despite my late nights and late days I have successfully watched some awesome movies (review coming later), caught up on reading some bestsellers, had few good meals, tried my hand at cooking some new stuffs, spent some quality time with Sasha which was long due, and taught my friends to play cluedo (but they were so clumsy at it we had to shift to something they’ve played since childhood- the good ol’ MONOPOLY). I have to say I haven’t met such lousy players in my life, but I was utterly clobbered by them in their known dominion of monopoly. Let’s just say there were lots of deals flying around and I made the worst one, and then jail was the only spot where I couldn’t go bankrupt.
Sasha, A.H. and Noah

Dunno if the kids today get this, but board games were one of the best things of my childhood. In the stormy days when we couldn’t play outside or in the nights when the world was a scary place to step out our definition of fun was board games. And I still can't help myself but go yaayy every time I take the boards out.

Here are some board games that never get old!


And lastly I have received some wonderful comments on my blog and thank you so much to you all, you guys made my day. Many of the comments were not from blogger IDs so I couldn’t thank back in the comment feed. But I do receive them through my mail and the picture below is for each one of you out there and to all my followers who have kept up with my random scribbling! :)