Movies We Plan to Watch Soon

Here are some of the movies we plan on watching over the next 7 to 10 days.

Revolutionary Road (English) – Just picked up this free rental (thank you, RedBox) featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Death Note (Japanese) – We’re getting this movie (by the way, this is the non-anime version) tomorrow from Netflix. Directed by Shusuke Kaneko, Death Note is said to be an eerie thriller. We’ll see. You can read more about Death Note on Wiki.

Double Indemnity (English) – We’ll watch this old Billy Wilder movie on Netflix Instant Play. Double Indemnity is being preserved in the U.S. National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” (source: Wiki).

New York (Hindi) – A upcoming Bollywood film from Yash Raj Films featuring John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh and the classy Irrfan Khan.

Machakaran (Tamil) – Featuring Jeevan and Kamna Jethmalani. It must have been really hot the other day on Oak Tree Road in New Jersey. Why else would we splurge $12.99 on buying the Machakaran and Ananda Thandavam DVD.

5 Responses to "Movies We Plan to Watch Soon"

  1. shadowfax_arbit   June 23, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Haven’t you seen Death note anime? If not, you should watch it before the movie. The first 26-27 episodes was terrific, while the last 6-7 were horrible. But I heard in the movie they have changed the climax from that of Manga. Haven’t seen it yet.

    And for the Tamil movies, why would you even want to watch Ananda Thandavam? Responds:

    1. No, haven’t seen Death Note anime. It’s a 9-disc movie. Netflix has that too.

    We are not very partial to animes. Have always preferred flesh and blood characters.

    Interestingly, both movies (the anime amd non-anime versions) were released in 2006.

    2. You write: And for the Tamil movies, why would you even want to watch Ananda Thandavam?

    Because in our of weaker moments (blame it on the New Jersey summer), we paid $12.99 for the DVD.

  2. unknownvirus   June 23, 2009 at 3:52 am

    ah! revolutionary road.. beautiful and powerful acting by the titanic couple. DiCaprio should have been nominated for the Oscars.. wonder how they missed him or rather how he manages to miss it every time.. 😉 Responds:

    Yes, Leo has not been that lucky at the Oscars.

    He’s been nominated thrice but never managed to make that grand walk up to the stage.

    We’ll do short-takes of some of these movies later today or tomorrow.

  3. boopalanj   June 23, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I already made a note of SI being in a pitiful state. You purchased Machakaran and Ananda Thandavam.

    Ananda Thandavam is an adaptation of the famous Novel ‘Pirivom Sandhipom’ by sujatha. And adaptations don’t always prove to be good, this one is not an exception.

    I refrain from commenting about Machakaran. Choose worse movies, your passion to watch movies [esp Tamil movies] gradually dies with each movie.

    [I have been a proud victim of Villu and Padikkadhavan movies for the consecutive days] Responds:

    We went in to buy some nice Tamil movies (whose names we can’t remember now) and came out with these two. 🙁

  4. raghavendrav   June 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    I have not watched both Machakaran and Ananda Thandavam..
    From word of mouth here is what I heard.

    Machakaran is a B grade masala movie.

    Ananda Thandavam was inspired from a book by writer late Sujatha. One of my friend who read the book and watched the movie as well was not impressed with the movie. He said the movie missed the essence of the book.. Responds:

    We’ll try and see one of them today.

    Watching the second half of Revolutionary Road now.

    Here’s a nice line from the movie:

    It’s possible that Parisians aren’t the only ones capable of leading interesting lives.

    – Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Frank to Kate Winslet’s April (his wife in the movie).

  5. Ænima Of The State   June 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Did you catch Elia Kazan’s (You have been raving about “On the Waterfront” and “A Streetcar Named Desire”, so thought you might be curious) grand daughter in the movie yet? Responds:

    Yes, Maureen Grube a.k.a. Zoe Kazan in real life was very good in Revolutionary Road.

    The girl’s a real natural.

    Must be the genes she inherited from her grandfather Elia Kazan.

    Overall, Revolutionary Road is a lovely movie.

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