Monday, April 29, 2013

THE HOST by Andrew Niccol | Watch Log

I am not gonna lie. I watched The Host because I read the book by Stephenie Meyer. What surprises me most is that the production company made a film adaptation of a book which is a part of a series that has only the first book finished so far. Right? Right? Someone please agree with me?


Anyway, the most lovable character and performance was that of Diana Kruger as the antagonist. I think she delivered a beautiful performance of a shaking Seeker.
While Saoirse Ronan delivered a convincing performance as an alien entity, the male characters didn't have a chance to stand out. Somehow the film had such a small number of characters that you can actually follow every one's line. But there wasn't much given at that front.

I shall say I was surprised to see Emily Browning in this film. She is such a shorty in this one, isn't she? Her acting was stiff I would say. (what was up with her face? Did she get a botox or was it always been like this?) Still I really much liked her presence.

The Host isn't really recommended for those who haven't read the book for it is pretty boring story line as far as the film goes; and if I haven't read the book, I would have questioned my ability to choose an interesting film. (Read my 3 year old book review by clicking here)

I hope it helped, and I hope I'll see you soon on a video for my laptop is not cooperating with me on editing video files.

Anu

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Infernal Devices | Read Log

I don't think I have did any review on Cassandra Clare's latest trilogy - The Infernal Devices yet, if I did, consider me too lazy to go back and check on it. Cassandra Clare's previous trilogy The Mortal Instruments consisting of City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass being one of the reasons I started reading modern fiction quite a lot back in high school. (oh, she actually extended trilogy to be 6-book one, the last one is about to come out ending the series)


The Infernal Devices trilogy consisting of Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess was set in the same world as her previous trilogy/series, but set in almost 2 centuries ahead in Victorian Era London. All three books were written in third-person perspective making it a little bit separated from the characters, but I am not complaining. I won't type anything that would give away anything, but the ending was probably the most suitable ending for romance seekers.

After reading quite a few Murakami novels, Cassandra Clare's young adult books aren't the same for I looooved The Mortal Instruments at first or I have just grown up. Which ever it is, I don't really recommend reading the whole trilogy unless you have read the previous series and willing to kill some time with pursuing the same author. Although it is described as a stand-alone trilogy, I don't think it gives full information that should be given to somebody who is not familiar with the Shadowhunter world. Otherwise, don't really go for it. It was an OK trilogy - earning 2 stars on Goodreads for me.

20130420 Power of Love

I had swung by the Power of Love exhibition by artist and designer Ch. Sendem at the Fine Arts Museum of Zanabazar yesterday, which incorporated her drawing works on cashmere and silk.

All the exhibits were presented in a frame, flattened out. But all of them can be worn as a scarf - a very chic scarf at that. Here are some photos taken during it.

Love,

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

20130413 Saturday | Video Log

Photo courtesy to Nomuna.
The Saturday of April 13th was a real reminder of Spring actually coming with all the interesting and innovative yet artistic events being organized. Also I can't dismiss the fact that the feel of Spring was in the air.

I had the opportunity to get a ticket to TEDxUlaanbaatar 2013, held yesterday, and enjoy the ideas that were presented on the independent TED stage. This might sound biased, but I can't hide the fact that I enjoyed the Session 2 most, which was titled Innovation & Creativity. Others were duly named Innovation & Technolody and Innovation & Humanity. The videos of the talks will be on TEDxUlaanbaatar's website shortly as the staff promissed.

Second of the firsts I had experienced that day was that I got to sit in the front at the Open Mic event at UBean Coffeeshop & Roasterie. Usually I am the one who lingers in the back manning (womanning??) the bags and stuff. But actually enjoying the performances upfront makes it way better.

Click here for the full set of photos taken on the day. My computer is not co-operating with me exporting my Video Log. Ugh, will try to fix it.

Love,
Anu
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