I watched Sex & The City the movie the other night ~ one of those rare occasions when the little boy sleeps in early and Mummy can do the things she loves doing. I used to love the TV series before, but after a while, I naik jelak. There was just too much sex, and it put me off from watching it.
But the movie was ok lah... a bit overrated, I think. And Carrie Bradshaw is getting older, so she was not as perky as how she was when the series first started. For those who have not seen it and plan to do so in the near future, be careful if you watched it on DVD with the kids. There are some uncensored scenes which I myself found quite disturbing. So, exercise extreme caution.
Actually, I'm not really a movie buff. Unlike some people I know who loves going to the cinemas, I'd rather watch the movie on DVD at home. It's more relaxing. Movies have not really been my favourite thing to do when I was dating MrNordin either. Our first movie together was Mummy Returns (on our 3rd date, I think). And then another one in Singapore ~ Lara Croft (this, on my friend's recommendation. But I seriously didn't like it).
After we got married, I would accompany the kids to the cinemas sometimes. We like to watch cerita hantu (scary, but best!). Now that they have all grown up, we'd just drop them off at KLCC whenever they want to watch movies. MrNordin doesn't like sitting in the cinema for too long either because he can't have his cigarettes. So, we strike a common ground there.
But whenever there's a good Malay film shown at the cinema, which I know the kids wouldn't watch or we wouldn't buy the DVD, I'd go and watch it alone. Like Cinta, and Sepi. I watched both films alone at the cinema after work. Cried my eyes out sorang2, but who cares? It was dark anyway. This way, I could really enjoy the movie. Tak ada orang nak kacau or bagi komen.
Sometimes, I'd go with friends. I remember watching Embun with Gina and my mother (yes, my mother likes to do this kind of things also sometimes), Jangan Pandang Belakang with two of my office mates (I walked out half way because it was so boring), Soal Hati with Gina as well and a few others. As I see it, Malay films are light entertainment. You can't expect too much or be too critical about it because otherwise, you'll be disappointed.
But my best movie ever is Pretty Woman. Ahhh... Julia Roberts and Richard Gere! "Welcome to Hollywood Boulevard!", said the opening remark. I watched it with Gina (again..) in Canterbury after our final exams way back in 1991. That was awesome! We were crying buckets in the cinema, and after the movie, I was forever imagining myself as Julia Roberts. Shopping on Rodeo Drive, being ferried to the opera in a private plane, wearing that bright red dress and diamond necklace. ... And Oh! Making love on the piano, at the bar, with Richard Gere ?! Who wouldn't want that ?!!
I think, to date, I've watched that film close to 20 times. Whenever I was bored at home (masa zaman sebelum kawin dulu lah..), I'd put on the VCD and just while myself away in that film. Nice!
People say, the kind of movies you watch speak a lot about your character. So, do you like to go to the movies and what's your favourite movie of all times?
Richard Gere playing businessman, Edward Lewis, and Julia Roberts as pros******, Vivian Ward, in a scene from Pretty Woman