Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

[It might be a bit late to write about this movie, but who cares!]

My first reaction on watching this movie was "Good movie, but not oscar-worthy". That is the same view I have presented to anyone who has cared (dared?) to ask me about it. The comment leads itself to speculation---what do we mean by "oscar-worthiness"? Is it a benchmark for a movie to be considered "more than good"? Then I hit upon a bright idea. Lets redefine the phrase "oscar-worthy" to mean "movies that are better than those deemed not oscar-worthy". There. Problem solved. :)

The following article does a seriously good job at reviewing this movie. It looks at it from different viewpoints and presents a consolidated review. Good job, Avani!



Friday, March 20, 2009

What if the Matrix ran on Windows?

Long time no post...so here's one to laugh our heads off on (not on). What would happen if the Matrix...the virtual reality construct designed by machines to keep us blissfully unaware of the fact that we are nothing better than triple-A batteries...ran on Windows? The following video explains: (warning: Mac users might not get the joke...anyway, the apple never falls far from the window)