Thursday, November 13, 2008

To prove the movie-buff quirk

Here's what we booked through BookEazy alone between March and November this year (including personal rating opinions :D):
  1. Quantum of Solace ~
  2. The Accidental Husband ***
  3. Kidnap #
  4. Hellboy II: The Golden Army **
  5. Mamma Mia! ***** (My first English musical, and I thoroughly enjoyed the perfection that is  Meryl Streep.)
  6. Tahaan ***** (There's beauty in simplicity.)
  7. Wall-E ***** (The bestest film of the year, methinks.)
  8. Wanted ***
  9. Rock On ***** (Why was Farhan Akhtar in hiding for so long?)
  10. Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam ***
  11. Ugly Aur Pagli ~
  12. The Dark Knight ****
  13. Kung Fu Panda ****
  14. Hancock ****
  15. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na ****
  16. In Bruges ***** (Colin Farrell couldn't have been more cuter / funnier than this; also enjoyed Brendan Gleeson a.k.a. Prof. Mad-Eye Moody and Ralph Fiennes a.k.a. Lord Voldemort.)
  17. The Nanny Diaries **
  18. The Incredible Hulk ***
  19. The Happening #
  20. 21 **** (One of the sleekest films of the year.)
  21. Summer 2007 **
  22. Sex and the City ~
  23. Be Kind Rewind ***
  24. Tashan #
  25. December Boys **
**** (better) and *** (good) For the fans of certain actors or sequels.
** Okay to watch once.
~ Wouldn't have made a fackin' difference (as TRNM would've put it) to my life if I hadn't watched 'em.
# To be AVOIDED at all costs (just in case you didn't, do notice the bold, italics, and CAPS).

Money spent on booking: Rs. 4230... possibly some more as the reservation, and some security deposit that BookEazy refunds on closing the account. Also, parking fees. Not to mention the food consumed before / during / after the shows.

Of course, there were other movies that we watched by booking online through the respective cinema halls' websites. But that's another story.


Anonymous said...


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simplypallu said...

ray: Thank you so much for the offer, but I don't think I'm ready for any ardent fans yet. I'll drop the website you mentioned sometime, of course.

simplypallu said...

Drop by... I mean (hides away in embarrassment)!