Saturday, May 12, 2007

Turning Pages

I had 2 free movie tickets expiring end of the month. Since Jason will be busy with business trips beginning this weekend, we thought we’d put it to good use.

We weren’t exactly spoiled for choices in Cineleisure, and both our movie tastes are as different as, well a guy and a girl, we “compromised” and chose a movie which had “beauty, revenge, thriller” screaming from its poster. Jason settling for “beauty” and I, the grand piano on the poster. Yeah. So.

When we went into the screening hall, it was eerily quiet, a good thing nonetheless. Cos it means more leg room!

When the show started, I knew we… actually, Jason was in for all the wrong reasons because it turned out to be a French movie and as usual, French movies are s.l..o...w!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA

Watching French movie is like… playing a mind game. You gotta think. You gotta anticipate. You gotta relate. You gotta taste. You gotta tease. You gotta hold your breath. You gotta see BEYOND the flesh. And in the end, you may not even get the grand ending. It’ll most probably hang you in mid air. And this is so not Jason’s cup of tea! He needs action. He needs uhm… screen sirens. He needs guns and bloods and all things gory. Basically, he just needs the camera to keep moving the whole time. So too bad! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh boy! In GSC, they actually categorise the foreign movies as “International Screen”. And I thought it’s only normal, no? To sorta like "warn" the audience. Now this movie was happily listed alongside Wild Hogs, Terowong Casablanca, and whatever else, with such a deceiving title - Turning Pages.

Jokes, drama, and lameness aside (I mean, from me), the movie actually tackles (one of) a realistic and brutally honest issue - human relationships (more like husband and wife’s) are fragile so you gotta always guard your heart. Or something like that.

Oh well, if you have the time, go watch the movie and tell me what you think of French movies!

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:22-24


ling said...

hey i love slow movies :D haha.. i like movies that make me think and has hidden meanings behind it... movies that helps me think rather than tell me what to think. :D u should catch the spanish pan's labyrinth, it's good =)

p/s: the choc fountain was oh-the-yummyness!

Leishia J said...

hey ling, yeah i watched pan's labyrinth! kinda.... gothically weird. lol

see! told ya the choc fountain was to look out for! just by looking at it i feel melted already! lol just too bad they didnt have much choices of stuff to go with the choc! i mean, dried candied fruit with choc? bleh. hehe