Movies I’m looking forward to

After abstaining from movies for a few months now, there are movies that are coming out that I can’t wait for. Eizwan commented that we rarely watch movies at the cinema these days. Well, for one, I live in Malaysia, the selection we get here is rather poor – nothing caught my eye. And secondly, 2009 is my Bollywood year – I’ve watched ten Bollywood movies, far less Hollywood stuff – and you don’t get enough quality Bollywood movies in the cinema either. Hmph.

But – it’s December and with December comes the unashamedly fantasy movies that are fun to watch. So movies that I’m looking forward to:

Princess and the Frog

I have a big soft spot for 2D animation, more so than 3D. I love Pixar movies, but not as much as good old-fashioned 2D animation. The little bits of 2D animation in Enchanted had wet my appetite for Princess and the Frog, and I can’t wait to see a traditional rom-com/adventure on 2D again.

Been waiting for this one for years!

Alice in Wonderland

I love the re-telling and the re-imagining of fairy tales. Naruto is a clever re-telling of an old Japanese legend, Hellsing takes us to the Hellsing family from Dracula years later and they’re both mangas that not only do I enjoy, have quite an impact on my own writing.

Although Tim Burton has had a string of poor movies lately: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was awful and despite the Mad Hatter looking like he’s going to rape Alice – I can’t wait for his re-imagination of the series. Alice in Wonderland always had a certain element of darkness that all good children’s literature have and we’ll just have to wait and see how Tim Burton tips this one over the edge


I don’t actually have a particular reason why I want to watch this movie, just that all the guys in my life are frothing in the mouth for this movie. I suppose it’s one of the movies of the year that you have to watch and line the pockets of James Cameron.

Sherlock Holmes

As I said with Alice in Wonderland, I love re-imaginings of old stories. Even though, Robert Downey Jr. will be playing Sherlock Holmes (so we have to suffer through his British accent), I still can’t wait for this one. It’s going to be loud and explosive – nothing like the real Sherlock Holmes, but it’s going to be mucho fun.

And it’ll have to do until I get Sherlock (BBC) – a retelling of Sherlock Holmes in modern day Britain. Now that’s the one I’m very much looking forward to.

3 Idiots

I did not think there was any Hindi movie I was going to look forward to till 2010 with My name is Khan, but Xav sent me this link yesterday and I can’t wait to see it already. A few reasons – one, Xav’s brother Sanjay Lafont will have a small role in this movie (he’s the dude floating 17 seconds in) so that’s quite cool! Yay for famous AES alumni. Secondly, Amir Khan and Kareena Kapoor look like they have an amazing chemistry together and the movie looks like fun. Amir Khan tends to act in quality movies so hopefully, I’m not going to be disappointed with this one.

On other movie news that are of no-importance and consequence but to people like me: Stephen Merchant is in a Hollywood movie next year with The Tooth Fairy. Does it mean he’s the first Warwick alumni to break into Hollywood?


False Gods

Did you really think that I would go a week without writing a commentary on Doctor Who? Really, then – if that were the case, I would not be me. The me being the girl who received birthday presents that created a mini David Tennant (actually more Doctor-like) shrine on her table. So much so that my sister asked me if I had done my morning puja for DT each time she came  into my room.

But I digress. So…The Waters on Mars anyone?

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She Sees Him Everywhere – RBDJ Fic

So…I’ve reached a new low in my writing life today. I explained it to my brother, who listened thoughtfully and said, ‘Yes, that is a new low.’

How low can I go? Well then, try writing a Bollywood fanfic low. Yes, that low. I watched Rab ne Bana di Jodi yesterday again for the nth time now (if you’ve not watched it, please do – if you love rom-coms, it’s actually one of the best ones out there. Even by Western standards) and as I sat down in front of my pc, attempting to edit my mystery (which is floundering…hell, everything tends to flounder when King Khan is around) and I was um…inspired to write this.

Yeah, I know. New low. Still, I’m proud of it, it was written and edited under hour, and it’s my tribute to one of my favourite Bollywood movies. Long live King Khan and Aditya Chopra.


Title: She Sees Him Everywhere.

Fandom: Rab ne Bana di Jodi

Characters: Suri, Taani

Ratings: G

Summary: How can she forget him if she sees him everywhere?

Notes: I don’t speak Hindi – so please forgive me as I might get some of the nuances of the language wrong, especially since I was watching the movie with subtitles. Sous-titre. Always wanted to use that word whenever I say subtitles. But please read and review! It is muchos appreciated.

She Sees Him Everywhere

Taani was furious with Suri. Utterly, utterly furious. How dare he – how dare he try and win her heart that way? She was not daft, she knew exactly what he was doing. And why.

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Detraction from the recipe

My grandmother when I ask her about how to make Laksa Johor:

‘…and then you mix with curry spices. Fish curry spice.’

‘Really? You mean, there’s no special laksa johor spice?’

‘Well, we’re in KL. That’s the best you can do. When I was in Johor, I used to get this spice from this lady, Sharifah Fatima was her name. Well, she’s dead now. So well, there ended the spices. So use curry powder instead.’