Friday, July 4, 2008

Movie mania

I haven't posted anything major in a while. That's because work has been absolutely killing! I've been trying to meet insane deadlines - something I'm not used to thanks to the luxuries my previous company offered us in terms of timelines.

Until this afternoon I was facing the prospect of working over the weekend...something I completely loathe...but thanks to my diligence & hard work (read 'working like a dog') I've managed to salvage my weekend!! YAYYY!!!

Though I must mention here that my boss does make my life a little easy...he's not the constantly-breathing-down-your-neck-control-freak kinds & lets me pace things out as I want to - as long as we're not digressing too much from the client's eccentric requirements. Still it's a struggle!

So...back to blogging about better things.

I HAVE NOT WATCHED A MOVIE IN A THEATER IN GOD-KNOWS-HOW-LONG!!!

Since I left Bombay in April, I have watched exactly two movies in a theater - Sarkar Raj and Sex & the City. That's not only sad, it's DEVASTATING. I love watching movies and the reason I haven't watched many since moving to Calcutta are:

a. I don't have many friends in Calcutta. The few I have are "work" friends who too, like me, work like dogs. It's a great big dog party at work, trust me! And you are cordially invited :)

b. The work friends mentioned above aren't movie buffs. They would rather eat, eat & eat some more and get into stupid accidents (where one falls off the back of a bike & lies splayed on his back on the middle of the road...like a drama king...refuses to get up...has to be hauled (literally) to the side of the road by two people & the first thing he says is "Michael Schumacher also used to lie like this whenever he got into an accident!!"

c. My sister would rather watch movies on DVD - which I feel is such a waste unless you're watching a late-night movie

SO...Scarlett gets to watch no movies. Hmpfff.

I used to watch AT LEAST one movie a weekend in Bombay. Sure, it had it's pitfalls - I've seen a lot of bad, rather pathetic movies, but then I've also watched many good ones. It didn't matter because I love watching movies!

My ex-roommate & I used to go for movies at 9.30 in the night on weekdays. Once we were walking to Gaiety-Galaxy from our house in Bandra for a 9.30 movie. It started pouring midway & by the time we got there we were soaked. Yet, we valiantly bought tickets & went inside the theater. It was one of the cozy 40-seat theaters Gaiety-Galazy has, that I miss so much now! We were the only two girls in the theater, surrounded by guys on all sides. And guess what movie we were watching??

BOOGEYMAN!!!

Bet you're scared!! LOL :)

God, it was a terrible movie! Yet we watched it till the end. It was insane!

When Mumbai got flooded on July 26th, we didn't go to work for about 2-3 days. Yet we made it to Suburbia & Gaiety-Galaxy for movies!

I think the movie bug is a very Bombay thing. Movies are such an essential part of the city & the lives of people in the city...it's amazing & I love it!!

Okay, I think by now you definitely know how much I love movies so I should stop rambling. My creative juices have gone into nourishing proposals & questionnaires. Just glad I've had time to write something again. Hope my blog hasn't fallen off your respective radars :)

See y'all soon again. It's the weekend! YAYYY!!!

Time for Scarlett to PLAYYYYY!!!

9 comments:

The knife said...

ielkI saw Persepolis. day before. really good. I got it from the DVD rental guy who was coming from someone who had better sense to pick up the Nanny Diaries from our house. Watch it. persepolis that is. I used to watch a lot more movies in Bombay than in cal...more theatres to start with plus night show was an option as the city didn't have a curfew...

Moonshine said...

I can totally understand what you mean... havent watched movie since the last .. cant even remember how many weeks... definitely more than a month.. sarkar raj is still pending... hope to watch it this weekend.. will definitely watch Jaane tu.. looks cute.. the guy esp!!!! :-)

Scarlett said...

@the knife - will watch persepolis. i've heard 'get smart' is a fun movie too. its about two detectives, anne hathaway being one of them.

@moonshine - some people have already watched jaane tu...and they said it's a very good movie. must watch!

Psyched said...

how come...

U made me go addicted to movies... and ur staying away from the cinemas...

there are movies everywhere... dwlds... dvd's... theatre... everywhere arnd...

u shud make a move to this place... and then we can continue the saga of never ending movies...

(**,)

Scarlett said...

i'm not staying away by choice. in case u read my post carefully, its out of compulsion :)

Psyched said...

I only commented on the end result

and not on what is causing what

The knife said...

i watched cinema paradiso on a dvd this weekend. was blown away. awesome. must see. Missed the samosas at G& though

Ashwin said...

I have bogeyman on my hard drive somewhere... haven't watched it yet.

Scarlett said...

@ Ashwin - Please don't!!