Thursday, May 10, 2007

an irregular shot of cutting-edge media criticism

- In which we confess that watching Spiderman 3 gave us a real blinding headache, in spite of our puzzling, solitary crush on Hollywood's answer to Luna Lovegood, Kirsten Dunst. We think she has immense screen presence, and isn't half as annoying as that other young stunner who expects to be taken seriously, Scarlett Johansson. Tobey Maguire: no. Thomas Haden Church: why? James Franco: it pains our heart to thus disapprove of the charming grin and the crinkly eyes, but no.

None of you can act. Stay in Room 101 forevermore.

It's not that we have a problem with emo!Spiderman. Far from it. We loved emo!Superman in 'Superman Returns' and the inherently emo!Batman - yes, that would be Bruce 'My mum and dad are dead, and now you must die!' Wayne - gets our ears a-tingle. There is not a single excuse for being boring, even if your inexplicably sky-high popularity means that you will reel the suckers in to come see your matches every weekend (sorry, must have channelled Jorge Valdano there for a minute) come see your movies every Friday.

- We can't usually be stirred to have an opinion of much of what passes before our boredom-blinded eyes on the telly, but Avril Lavigne's new guff (or relatively new, we don't really watch VH1 all that often) does make us want to do exactly what she claims to do to young women everywhere: kick her arse. We can't work up the annoyance to do that to that Shakira&Beyonce belly-dancing monstrosity everyone is drooling over, since we are still covering our eyes, pained and horrified by the gratuitous bump and grind of it all.

- We have no idea why we are extremely, irrationally sad to not be the first people to read Michael Chabon's new book.

- And end with the confession that 'we,' in this case, is really just me.

- Also, Aishwarya might be coming to Hyd! On May 23rd! Which probably means neither of us will live to blog the morning after, having torn each other apart for supporting opponents during the Champions' League final.

Finally, pictorial representation of what we (my roommates and I) have decided to follow as our main plan of action to secure a home of our own over the next couple of months.

(if you believe that this is us me pandering shamelessly to my vociferous female football-loving readership, you will not be a hundred miles from the truth. But I really enjoy the sheer drama and fortuitous composition of this snap, too - the rain, the splayed hands, the hideous uniform proving that there are some cases in which it does not actually blind fans.)

End emo!boy post. Next on agenda: actual content.

current musix: dhoom 2 - touch me, don't touch me.

if this blog has any readers who, having once listened to the d:2 ost, have successfully broken themselves out of the debilitating and soul-destroying habit of putting it on repeat, please get in touch asap.


  1. D:2 eh. when you listen to it next, replay the scene where hrithik and ash are playing basketball in the rain. cannot think of a more katan moment in cinema. hopefully in disgust you will stop listening to the music. wouldn't count on it.:)

  2. Muahahaz....I love that picture!

    Am also amazed by the aptness of comparing Dunst to Luna Lovegood. *Thinks how did I not see that before!* I still don't like her. Dunst, i.e.

    D2??? D2??? WHY???? *Pictures the grosse Crazy Kiya Re number. Almost pukes. Is thankful does not have T.V*

  3. Tear each other apart? But...but..we promised to love each other always!

  4. warning: comment totally unrelated to the post.

    I imagined your blog template to be a little more colorful and funky !

  5. you guys, i have tried everything. i think it's time for me to admit to loving every minute of dhoopm:2 and practicing the "are you, like, checking me out?" dialogue in front of the mirror every morning.

    @aisha: love hurts, no. *binds hands with tape to cause minimal damage to you, furniture, or self, in the likely event of milan self-destructing *

    @ sasi: it is so simple to be happy, but it is so difficult to be simple.

  6. hahahaha... really cool one... are u ardent critic of hindi films!!! lol.. if so i w'd surely like to read somethin abt srk(one of the worst actors ive ever experienced... lol.. i think u can make it sound real funny.. lol

  7. Am sure you've got the tissues ready, in case of yet another heart-breaking last-gasp English victory. You should read the article by Simon Barnes on The Times website - quite brilliant.

    And oh yes, belated b'day wishes.

  8. Well, there was some heart-break involved, I'm told.

  9. hey - I'm a neutral....well, almost. But there was no way Milan should've won yesterday - half the team never really realised there was a match on.

    Anyways, crow away.

    Was most amused by Benitez jumping down the throat of the ref, demanding the extra 60 seconds. I mean, you have to be a real optimist - or desperate - to do that, eh?

  10. Milan knows what it takes to win, and last night they did just enough. Half the team was neutralised by some sweet tactics (and one genius in the form of Mascherano) by Liverpool, but there was no panic, no wastefulness, and compared to Liverpool, relatively little sloppiness (take Jankulovski out of the equation and there was almost no sloppiness, except in that corner off which Kuyt's goal came). Happily, in football the winners are the ones that score more goals, not the ones that run around the field expending more energy. Dastardly, but works every time.

    Crowing is for supporters of English teams. When Arsenal win the CL next year, I will crow unbearably. For Milan, nah. One more title, one more thing to speak for itself.

    (Well, alright, maybe I will be a little smug in some time. As one of the minority in the English-speaking football fandom, I feel entitled.)

  11. yes, yes, be smug. btw, there's a good little rant going on between Szer, and Scout, on Scout's page.

    oh, and did you read the one abt the Qatar team? toooooo funny.

  12. new house again? thank god my days of house hunting in hyde are over! Though I do think back very fondly to the dreamz house days a lot [:)] Dhoom 2- " are you like asking me to like check out that track?" It is annoyingly addictive though.. {sigh!}

  13. Anonymous8:24 pm

    Tickets to a soccer game: 80 pounds

    Official Team Jersey: 50 pounds.

    Finding A woman who loves football: Priceless!

    Sorry, couldn't help it !