Sunday, December 18, 2005

One of the things I miss here....

...is going to the cinema! there are some movies I would really like to see on a proper cinema. for example, I read that King Kong is quite good. and really, this is not a movie to see on DVD, it is the definition of a cinema movie. apparently Peter Jackson has made another great film. who would have thought he could reiterate the success of Lord of the Rings... OK. I LIKE NAOMI WATTS. besides being very very beautiful, she is a superb actress. really...

on the other hand, Memoirs of a Geisha could be seen outside of a cinema. especially with all the criticism the movie received for basically inaccurately portraying the japanese life of the early 30's and geisha life. in addition, the movie was locally criticised in China for the "sell-out" of Chinese actors. even though in english and describing japan, the movie features an almost completely Chinese cast possibly to grab a bigger market. of course, the chinese are very aggressive against the japanese lately, which will probably mean that the movie will be a flop in the chinese market. on the other side of the sea of japan, the japanese feel also a bit frustrated that a movie about the life of a japanese in japan was described without one actor being japanese, given the recent chinese hostility and the innacuracy of the movie. therefore, the movie is titled Sayuri here, from the name of the heroine. so, the movie will probably be a flop in Japan too... still, some reviews say that Zhang Ziyi (my god, she's really pretty) has made a very good job in portraying Sayuri. my supervisor said that the book is great so I will try to get my hands on it.

anyway. to return to the problem, there is no cimemas around my place. there are some cinemas in Shibuya, but I haven't found any there. I will probably try to find one soon... I also had the chance to see two movies on my new incredible laptop, I, Robot and Constantine (heh, we have the same name :P) . they were ok, but nothing really great. I, Robot is directed by Alex Proyas whose work I generally like, as he directed The Crow and, one of my favourites, Dark City. well, one must watch what he can get his hands on in this country!

3 comments:

geo said...

How about Chronicles of Narnia? I really liked that as a kind. I want to watch it once again at the Cinema. It goes well with Christmas and the weather here as well. So mucht snow and cold outside. I barely want to leave my home... :(

kzarog said...

Are you still in Germany? When are you coming back to Greece?

geo said...

yup, still germany. I'm staying here as well for Christmas