Halloween is tomorrow and at this spookiest time of the year, I felt that I should remind you of some rules and facts that we have learned from horror films....
The basic horror movie survival rules, as set by Randy at the first Scream movie are:
#1: You can never have sex - sorry guys, sex equals death :-)
#2: You can never drink or do drugs - The sin factor! It's a sin. It's an extension of number one.
#3: Never, ever, ever under any circumstances say, "I'll be right back." Because you won't be back.
And of course, at a horror film, you push the laws and you end up dead.
Then again, it's those situations where you know that it's going to end up a horror film: let's say if you took a winter job in an isolated hotel, thinking that you will have time to work on your writing.... We can all guess how it's going to turn out:
Also avoid showers... Especially in creepy motels with creepy motel owners with weird fixations on their mother....
You might want to also avoid school dances: you never know when some girl is going to mental after a school prank!
Then we have the occasional vampires, zombies, warewolves and evil spirits, but don't worry we have Buffy for all that ;-)
Happy Halloween everybody!!!
This week, lots of good movies are out ('71, Il Capitale Umano). Among them, is also The Hundred Foot Journey which I saw on a special screening on earlier this week.
Swedish director Lasse Hallström known for Chocolat, brings Helen Mirren to the French countryside, opposite (literally: just 30,5 metres across the street) to an Indian restaurant that opens across her own, awarded with a Michelin star, fancy restaurant.
The family with a son who is a talented chef (Manish Dayal), straggles intergrating with the French culture and bringing their own Indian culture to the mix. The film follows the path of the son, who wishes to differentiate from his family and finally make it as a chef, the fear of the French for the new and unknown and the unexpected romance(s) that sprung out of the multiculti environment!
Based on Richard C. Morais' novel and produced by heavy names of the industry such as Steven Spielberg & Oprah Winfrey, the film's recipy seems to work, as cheesy as it might be. Hellen Mirren and the veteran Omi Puri play significant role to that, and along with the scenery, the spices and the cute young couple, a delicious film is served to the audience! A fun, tasty choice for this week!
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....