Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CATCHING FIRE by Francis Lawrence | Watch Log

Hello people of the internet,

As you may have known already, Lions Gate Entertainment has released its next installment in The Hunger Games franchise - The Hunger Games: Cathing Fire last Friday. It has made over $160 million in the box office just during the opening weekend, which was slightly below the estimates. Don't worry though. Lions Gate Entertainment has more money to make off of this franchise with Mockingjay Part One and Two coming respectively in November 2014 and 2015.

In the meantime, me and my friend Indra (who had introduced me to the book trilogy if I am not mistaken) went to watch the Catching Fire on Sunday, during the opening weekend. Here is what we thought about the film.

Love,
Anu

P.S. Mild spoilers.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Blind Pilot - 3 Rounds and a Sound | Song of the Day

Hello people of the internet,

This time I am featuring a song that I've heard first time yesterday via my friend's flatmate. Contrary to my obsessive behaviour, I know nothing about the band Blind Pilot and I am okay with it. The first version I heard of this song was a studio version of it, which is the last track on their album with a same title. (I recommend you to listen to that version as well)

I hereby include the Blind Pilot's official Soundcloud embedded song and if you happen to like it, you can browse them by their username on SC. I hope you'll feel the same sensation from this song as I did.

Love,
Anu


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

'Free to Choose' the 'Mystery of Capital'

Hello people of the internet,

I just wanted to share with you an observation I made for almost 4 years. In my freshman year of college, my Economics professor gave us assignment to write up review essays for two books that we were supposed to have read during the semester: Milton Friedman's Free to Choose: A Personal Statement and Hernando de Soto's The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else. When I finished up the books and wrote my reviews, I shared them online and also embedded them on this blog (see the blog post here). That was December 5, 2009.

You gotta keep in mind that I was just a freshman and that post is my second most read post on this blog with 2018 hits as of now. This week it became the most read post. The hits soar especially around this time of the year. My guess is that the student who got the same assignment are searching for an outside review for their own and stumble upon mine. Hence the hits.So I just Googled the book titles online and guess what kind of results came up. The Scribd document link for Free to Choose was the first result (2,733 hits) and  the link for The Mystery of Capital was the 4th result (2,358 hits). No wonder the hits are coming along.

I hope my reviews were helpful,
Anu

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thor: The Dark World | Watch Log

Hello people of the internet,

For those who are Marvel movie followers, whether you're a hard-core Marvel comics fan who want to expand your love by going to the movies or a newly engaged fans, like me, who are enjoying the movies because of the amazing animations and the impeccable cast choice, you are in for a treat this time. I understand the trailer wasn't as engaging (watch the trailer here), but seems like the studio intentionally makes them to be a bit boring so that when you are actually in the theatre, you'll be blown away. Thor: The Dark World did that exactly for me.

Thor was pretty Thor-ish and oh my god, Loki you are incredible. I'll stop the commentary now so that I won't spoil you anything, and trust me you don't want it spoiled. Come to think of it, it's interesting that British actors make such a good villain; and some villains just win your heart over the hero (ex. Loki, Joker and the Darth Vader).

This film made $86 million on its opening weekend, if I a not mistaken. And that's for a good reason. Here is my reaction just after watching this film. Disclaimer: to much chattering, too much emotion and loss of word.

Love,
Anu



Expand this post to see the trailer.