Hurray !! Got tickets for the first day of Matrix Revolutions, releasing next wednesday (11/05). The special thing is that it is in an IMAX theatre. With screens as big as 5 times as a normal screen and with a movie like Matrix, I am sure my thrills would get complemented.
Last time when I was in an IMAX was during the second release of Apollo 13, *ing Tom Hanks. I always wanted to see a an animation movie in Imax. That wish hasn’t come true, yet.
So what’s Neo going to do with Agent Smith(s) this time. Any guesses. I swear not to post a spoiler after I watch the movie.
Listening : July Malargaley from Bhagavathi. Rendered by Karthik and Sadhana Sargam, this melodious duet is good for ears except for that ugly pronunciation of Sadhana. She pronounces Azhaghan as Alagan. Shameful. But I have to accept that she is being improving since Sneghithaney. She stumbling over tamil is acceptable because even some tamilnadu born super heroes call thamizhan as tamilan. State of pity.
Microsoft with horns – not just horns – it a Longhorn:
Introducing the next developer version of Windows OS, codenamed Longhorn, Gates tried to woo Windows developers to support and try their hands on Longhorn.
Longhorn, the next generation windows appears to be a set of integrated applications with an operating system rather than a monolithic operating system release. Thats what Gates had to say in the Professional Developers Conference 2003 in California. He was sure that the beta would be released by next summer but the commercial release would be in the year of 2006.
Longhorn is built around three major advances–a new graphics and presentation engine known as Avalon, a new communications architecture known as Indigo, and a new file system known as WinFS that borrows from Microsoft’s relational database technology’
Look at this Longhorn developer center, it seems the feel and look of windows is getting converted to the next generation of softwares. Given the ability of Microsoft to make drool-over front-ends, it is very convincing with the alerts and buddylists placed at the right corner of the screen.
Transparent windows, animated windows that pop open and a new taskbar on the righthand side of the screen that displayed a clock, buddy list, and news and other information streamed onto the desktop via an RSS feed. Finally RSS feeds are recognized well by Microsoft which is a cool thing that happens to this blogging community.
But the controversies are already at news.com as it calls the graphical look of Longhorn–particularly its transparency and animated windows–are reminiscent of Apple’s Mac OS X.
Also check out the Longhorn Blogs, a Longhorn fan website.
The Real Pithamahan of Indian Cinema :
Senthil’s Pithamahan review was spelndid and he said the movie could be re-named as Ayudha Ezhuthu because of three characters, Vikram, Surya and Laila who took the movie beyond boundaries.
I OBJECT. Maybe nickname Mani Ratnam as Pithamahan and never even think of giving away his movie name to someone else.
All they said about Rajini‘s japanese fans but we never believed.
Now, Rajinikanth makes it big time. Here’s the Rajinikanth’s unofficial fan club from Japan. Looks like they are more serious fans that what we are. Though we couldn’t read japanese, these pictures explain all.
As you go through the club, there are numerous forums and bulleting boards discussing his movies from Siva to Baba. Lots of professional analysis and tons of links that link to other Indian Fan clubs.
Time for Rajinikanth to join with Jackie Chan for the next movie and call it Baba Jaba. Hows that ?
Link via Kinglsey via Ram.
Things change so fast. The predicted to-be hit of diwali was Ajith’s Aanjaneya. That one is running low with bad previews. Read here for senthil’s review in my comments box.
Pithamahan, the un-predicted movie is getting fave reviews because of the performances of lead actors Vikram, Surya and Ajith. The reviews coming in say that though Bala captures the dark sides of human emotions, Vikram’s performance in Pithamahan will go down in history as one of the most spectacular performances. Ofcourse, I predicted a no-no for Pithamahan because of my disliking towards Bala’s movies.
I’m yet to watch Pithamahan and it is releasing late here in chiacago on Nov 7th.