Iron Man

Before I begin I just want to say, I am easily distracted. Even worse, perhaps one of the worst trait in me is that if something gets into my head I will not be able to shake it off until I just do or deal with whatever it is. Kinda a bad timing right now, because I have so many other things in front me which require my utmost attention. Sigh. Help me God, help me to get through all the necessary things first.

Went to watch Iron Man with Vivy and the people whom Vivy sometime spends the Saturday with, Hady and Anwar. I kinda enjoyed Iron Man very very much. I am not really a big fan of superhero movie. When one is out, I will be like rolling my eyes and say, "another superhero movie?". I have no particular favorite actually, though I would say the Fantastic Four movies are the most brainless of them all. Anyway I think Iron Man was quite nicely done. No point talking about the plot because it is still a superhero movie after all. The best thing about the movie for me was Robert Downey Jr whom I found to be very entertaining and the Iron Man itself which I found to be totally cool. Awesome. I thought it was way cooler than Transformers. I was thinking, man! if only I could be a guy and be Iron Man Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark was great. You would just want to be him, who wouldn't want to be rich and smart and kinda charming and be able to do everything. He's not the most responsible person ever and at times he may seem a bit self-centered but I suppose it's human? He just doesn't come across as the I-have-power-I'm-gonna-save-the-world kind. He just gonna wing it and that makes him pretty likable, I think. Alright I am writing nonsense here. Go and watch it peeps. It is perhaps another superhero movie but it is really really entertaining.

Was talking to Starfish just now about movie and in the end I told him about what I think I should share with you as well. The 18th European Union Film Festival is starting tomorrow until May 17. Movies will be screened in The Picture House as well as Alliance Francaise Auditorium. There's 1 free screening which you all can go but collect your tickets from now. The movie is called After Years of Hate (Nous Nous Sommes Tant Hais), a French movie. It's an European Commission Delegation, I don't know what that means but perhaps it just means it's free So quickly collect your ticket from the Picture house or AF sistic outlet. Screening time is: Wednesday, 14 May 2008, 09:20 pm at The Picture House and Friday 9 May 2008, 09:15 pm at AF Theatre. Maybe I should go on the Friday's one.

Then the Italians are having their Italian Festival 2008. You may have seen some ad in the bus or some places. Anyway, there are many Italian related activity. Since I am into movies, let me tell you 2 movies which you can watch for free. The first one is Il Postino (The Postman), showing in Library@Esplanade, on Saturday 24 May 2008, 03:00 - 04:30 pm. I love that movie so much and perhaps that movie was the one which ignited my passion for Italy. It introduced me to the wonderful Pablo Neruda. I totally totally recommend you to watch this. If you know the song Mi Mancherai sung by Josh Groban, then you will find this movie more endearing. The song was used as the soundtrack and it was really really touching. The next movie is Salvatore - Questa É La Vita, screened the following Saturday, 31 May at the same time, same place. I haven't watched this. So I will try to watch both if I can drag some people to accompany me. There's also some other free things which you watch, but I found the places to be rather far. The Seagull and the Cat (La Gabbianella ed il Gatto) is an animated film, showing Saturday, May 24, 03:00 - 04:30 pm at Marine Parade Community Library and then there's Giobbe Giobbe, a puppet show which will be in English, so no worries there. This actually seems very interesting. It's playing Saturday 17 May, 03:00 - 04:00 pm at Woodlands Regional Library (far ya?). The Italian film festival itself is coming. In June though, so we will talk about it next month. Okay, if you are interested and want to know more, you can ask me. Take care you all! Have a good week ahead.

:) eKa @ 7:21:00 PM •


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