70mm and movies…
I took a 6 month membership with seventymm.com about a month ago, and it’s been a good decision. Kind of forces us to watch 4 movies a month, but it seems to have also helped in cutting down expensive visits to the multiplex. We have only seen 2 movies in the last 2-3 months, in the multiplexes – Honeymoon travels & Ekalavya.
70mm has a fairly good collection of english movies, so it’s been nice catching up with movies I missed seeing when they came out, or ones I have always wanted to see. A few of the movies I have seen over the last month include Mystic river, Inside Man, The Man who would be king etc. The last one was a major letdown, though it ends quite nicely. “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “7-1/2 phere” have been lined up for this weekend’s pleasure.
Last weekend, I saw this tamil movie “Mozhi” which was really really nice. The print wasn’t that good, but it wasn’t all that bad either. Warm, funny, sensitive movie, left me feeling quite happy after I had seen it. I think I will buy or rent the original print later, and watch it again.
Getting back to 70mm, while their English collection is good, I can’t say the same about their regional language ones. No new movies in their stock at all, not even those which are over 6 months old, which really sucks. I wish they would do something about that.