TV and Movies: Through My Eyes

Friday, July 8, 2005

Batman Begins

As a kid, I used to watch the TV series with Adam West. When "Batman" appeared on the movie screen some years ago, I enjoyed the way the character of the Caped Crusader was transformed into something darker. This was I think due to the kind of movie heroes that have been appearing since "Die Hard."... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Growing Up and Second Chances

Weekend TV wasn't all that bad this time around. While our network had inane shows (like Jack TV) and tired Batman reruns (like "Batman Forever"), there were also movies that exalted the human spirit and gave me some consoling thought for one and a half hours. I am referring to the movies "Second... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

George Lucas's Cameo Appearance

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Monday, May 23, 2005

The History of Lightsabers

With the Star Wars fever steadily increasing, someone has written a WikiPedia article on the history of lightsabers. You'll find it here. Go there and may the force be with you. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 20, 2005

I Didn't Watch; SomeOne Else Did

And that someone was Benedict XVI. The program? The life of Karol Wojtyla on Italian television. This is how Zenit reports about it... ******* Evil Overcome With Forgiveness, Says Pope Watches Film on Life of Karol Wojtyla VATICAN CITY, MAY 19, 2005 ( Evil can only be conquered with... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 7, 2005

Only The Pope Nothing Else

It is by choice that these days I choose only the channels that show something about the Pope. From time to time, the sisters* from across the street would pester me with a request to change the channel to their favorite program so that they can clean up and do some house chores with the T. V. on.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

An Antonio Banderas Starrer That Didn't Become A Hit

The Mask of Zorro was a big hit in our local cinemas, as other Antonio Banderas movies of recent vintage. There was one which didn't become quite a hit here. It is called "The Body". I saw the movie for the first time in VCD yesterday, thanks to my new gadget. "The Body" is the story of how a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Turn That Thing Off!

How come Americans come up with interesting articles like the one below? For the full article, click here. It's your television watching that changed your mind, or to use Becker's terms, ``shaped your perceptions.'' Twenty years ago, most people thought that the lunacy that is now called... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

A Conversation About The Passion of the Christ

I recently had an exchange of posts about the movie The Passion of the Christ at Christian Forums. My interlocutor's post are in blockquotes; horizontal rules mark the end of a forum post. Any movie that fixates on the torture Jesus went through completely misses the point and is simply trying to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 6, 2005

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

The "X" Men of a century almost forgotten, but with impressive credentials too. They have... A hunter who does not die (A. Quattremain) A man who has lived long enough to be everyone's great great great great grandfather, but still looks young (Dorian Gray) A seductive vampire An invisible man A... Sign in to see full entry.

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