Thursday 3 October 2013

The Month that was- September

     So September was something of a blur. The neverending exams finally ended, I started second year of college, I met Kalki Koechlin (!) and presently I feel like I've aged 30 years because of the drama competition. I had intended to watch a lot of movies but I could only manage 26 movies this month.

1) Kick-Ass 2- Rubbish. I really loved the first one but this one was dumb. Also, puke humour is not, like never ever, appreciated.
2) World War Z- I liked it a lot. The action was good, Brad Pitt was a decent protagonist, and the zombies genuinely scared me because I can't handle things suddenly jumping at me.
3) The Bling Ring- I discussed it on the last Across the Universe Podcast episode. LOVE Emma Watson.
4) The World's End- Not as great as the first two but still a solid ending to the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy.
5) The Kings of Summer- Even though it wasn't perfect, I enjoyed it a lot. It kind of made me want to be a boy.
6) A Royal Affair- Heartbroken thanks to Mads.
7) White House Down- Definitely the funnest stupid movie I've seen all year.
8) Camille- So Baz Luhrmann was definitely inspired by this when he was making Moulin Rouge!, yes? Anyways, really liked it and gosh, Robert Taylor was a hottie!
9) This is the End- Hilarious. Best ending of the year by a mile and a half.
10) Rush- Enjoyed it a lot. Daniel Bruhl was awesomesauce.
11) Days of Being Wild- I suddenly needed to watch some Wong kar-Wai. Maggie Cheung is so gorgeous.
12) Fallen Angels- Like I said. Definitely the most visual of the Wong kar-Wai's movies I've seen so far but a tad too frenzied.
13) Much Ado About Nothing- I thought it was excellent, and very pretty too.
14) The Lunchbox- One of the best films of the year and also among the finest Indian films I have ever seen. Just great.
15) Sleeper- The first of Woody's early comedies for me. So unexpected and awesome.
16) Prisoners- Very intriguing and engaging. Fine performances all around with Gyllenhaal taking the cake.

1) The Shawshank Redemption- My go-to soul upliftment movie.
2) Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day- Remember how I went cray cray for this and British Lee Pace last month? Well, a friend gifted the film to me after all that and then I made a class full of males-deprived girls watch it because I'm evil like that :D
3) Shaun of the Dead- One of the best movies ever, imo.
4) Hot Fuzz- One of the best sequels ever, imo.
5) Fish Tank- I realised that Fassy in this is probably my favourite cinematic asshole.
6) The Bling Ring- Had much more fun the second time. 
7) The World's End- Ditto. You start noticing all the Edgar Wright-ian details.
8) Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani- Another birthday gift! Ranbir Kapoor's sex eyes in this are deadly.
9) 2001: A Space Odyssey- I would love to watch a behind-the-scenes special on this. A visual marvel.
10) Blade Runner- Apparently Rick Deckard was a replicant? Whaaaaaat?!! Harrison Ford is totes my ultimate cinematic hunk.

TV Shows:
Breaking Bad, season 5- What can I say that hasn't already been said? I bade goodbye in my own little way to one of the greatest shows of our time. It's been quite a journey and I am glad it ended so satisfyingly. I will just mention that "Ozymandias" is among the best hours of television I have ever watched and I don't really know how to choose an MVP or a favourite quote, so I'm going to go with Jesse Pinkman's bitchin', "YEAH, BITCH!!! MAGNETS!!"

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone- I forgot just how funny Fred and George are.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- And Oliver Wood is awesome. His utter devotion to Quidditch is inspiring.
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban- Reading this one after 10 years or something. The whole ending is much scarier in the book than in the movie.

Final tally:
                            Firsts- 139                       Rewatched- 61                      Shorts- 2
                                                                       Total- 202

October is here and my holidays are coming! I will try to watch a few horror movies but I am going in full Doctor Who-mode in preparation for the 50th Anniversary next month.


  1. I think that quote you chose from Jesse is my favorite one from Breaking Bad. Or when he tells Walt to "Gaterade me, bitch." or "heil Hitler, bitch" Those are awesome as well. I'm still not over the fact that I will never see a new episode of that wonderful show!

    I really need to check out The Kings of Summer now. So many people have been talking about it.

    1. Jesse has said some awesome lines. I miss it too :'(

      It's pretty great.

  2. Argh, my comment got deleted -_-. Anyway, I was going to say that I wish I had *only* seen 26 movies last month. And that you saw some awesome movies. And that I want to see Ranbir's sex eyes in a good movie again (they didn't save Rockstar for me).

    1. Aww shit.
      I suppose but I really want to get my one-movie-a-day average back in place.
      I'm going to wait for Bombay Velvet for Ranbir's "sex eyes".

  3. Yay! Glad you also dig Gyllenhaal's performance in Prisoners.

    I'm actually planning to rewatch 2001: A Space Odyssey, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz soon. :)

  4. Glad you liked The Bling Ring. Emma Watson was definitely MVP.