Sunday, June 28, 2009

1 day, 3 movies

So I had a cold the other day. Decided to take a day off from the clinic. Thought should watch a movie on my laptop. Started with 1 , quickly became two, and by the night I had done 3 movies !!!
This has happened after a very long time, but was pretty cool :-)
I saw Fanboys (URL), Coraline , and Tripping the rift.
I love animation and if it involves Neil Gaiman - lips drooling
So Coraline is this gorgeous animated movie that I have discussed in my last blog post. The "other" world for the little Coraline has enough beauty but still gives you a feeling of unease. Suffice to say that it is worth watching for the stunning animation alone.
Fanboys is something that sci-fi fans like me would love. It is unpretentiously geeky, and loads of fun. It is about a group of 4 star wars fans who decide to rob the Skywalker ranch of George Lucas to find & watch the uncut version of the new Star Wars movie before it is released. I never knew that there was so much hostility between Star Trek & the Star Wars universe !
Tripping the rift is another animation sci-fi movie based on a TV series, and it looks the part. It features a group of weirdly shaped aliens lead by a purple colored equivalent of Spongebob Sqaurepants, who are smugglers in the future. It resembles an adult version of Futurama with loads of profanity and nudity but with a sense of humor. They do a good job of making fun of lots of recent movies / TV series including Terminator, Desperate Housewives, Indiana Jones etc. However I did find that the jokes became a bit stale at some point. I prefer Futurama, though I would be interested in watching some of the initial TV series episode of this series.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Coraline - the (small) movie review

Coraline Coraline by Neil Gaiman

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars

A confession, I actually watched the beautiful animated movie on this one.

I like Neil Gaiman, and I enjoy his flights of fancy.

The movie has gorgeous animation, though of course that is a subject of a different discussion.

The storyline is simple enough for the young leader to enjoy, but as with many Gaiman stories, has enough undercurrent of disturbing allegory that makes it interesting for the adult reader too.

I would like to know his other books that have been converted in to good movies,

Recommended : For people who enjoy animation, fantasy, Neil Gaiman


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