Michael Render (michaelrender) wrote,
Michael Render

I am the Watcher

I finished watching two very long DVDs last night.

The first was a Bollywood film called Asoka. It was a three hour epic about a real prince, Asoka, who united India in bloody wars before becoming a Buddhist and spreading Buddhism throughout Asia. It was remarkably well done but had its quirks. I have never seen a Bollywood film, so I did some reading and some of these quirks are common to Indian films. They never kiss, they nuzzle and talk of things but you never see anyone kiss. And they burst into weird musical numbers for no apparent reason. Not period music either, but modern Indian pop music. Complete with dancing. Asoaka has whetted my appetite for more Bollywood films, so if anyone has any suggestions, please share them with me.

The second DVD was Storm of the Century. We had just seen Pet Sematary last week and I asked Michelle if there were any decent Stephen King films. She suggested Storm of the Century and it was a good choice. I appreciate a story that takes it's time developing. Its creepy and suspenseful and I can't give away too much without spoiling some of it. It wasn't Oscar quality, but remarkably good for a made-for-tv mini-series.

Jason went to Toys-R-Us and spent his birthday on a Darth Vader voice changing helmet. It's really cool. But every couple of minutes, he would pop his head in our room while we were watching movies and breath at us.
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