Seems like Yesterday

Time really flies and without realising it, I am back from India for almost 2 years now and have worked on the channel since. Maybe what they say is right, i.e. when you do the things you love, you never have to work for another day and time passes without you realising it. Working on the movie channel is like a dream job. It allows me to make use of my financial and management skills, my knowledge of the industry and the people in it and most importantly, it allows me to work with movies which I love so much. Unfortunately, this has to end, for one reason or another, but I am very happy and felt very lucky to have such an opportunity to immerse myself in the channel. 

When I started, it was really only me in the channel and had to do stuffs by myself, such as requesting for computers, interviewing people, understanding the job of a channel manager since I practically have zero TV experience, and little by little, things fall into place. From nothing, we built the channel into something that we can be proud of. It was such a wonderful experience.

I will be moving to another industry working as CFO for that company. So it is practically going back to finance and will utilise my financial skills, experience and training as a chartered accountant. Not a sexy industry this is but I feel that there is still going to be a lot of excitement and challenges in this new role. I am hoping for the best and movies will always be my love.

Last weekend, during our weekly poker games, a fellow asked me about some movies shown this summer and what I thought of them. He also planned to go watch a movie during the weekend and asked me for recommendations. Well, I basically told him how I ranked the movies and I would share it here. I will use a ratings of 1 to 10 to give an indication of how I rank them.

DARK KNIGHT – 9/10

RED CLIFF – 8.5/10

INCREDIBLE HULK – 7/10

IRON MAN – 5.5/10

SEX AND THE CITY – 8/10

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH – 6/10

HELL BOY 2 – 6/10

HANCOCK – 8/10

WANTED – 6.5/10

GET SMART – 6/10

WALL-E – 9.5/10

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3 responses to “Seems like Yesterday

  1. Good god re your ratings — unexpected and sometimes quite shocking, actually!

    Re THE DARK KNIGHT: It’s a movie I’m going to give a miss. Why? Frankly, I’m tired of seeing Asian people as bad guys to get beat up in a Hollywood. Again.

    But lest one think I’m blindly anti-Hollywood: RED CLIFF better than THE INCREDIBLE HULK? No way!

    As for JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH: Did you see the 3D version? From your rating, I’m surmising not since the 3D effects really are great and do make the movie a very entertaining viewing experience.

  2. I agree with your assessment on The Dark Knight. If the HK scene was cut-out and the Joker origin story a bit more fleshed out, I’d give it a 9.5/10. The Joker has some of the best lines… I love his origin stories about his scars. Each one gave me goosebumps…

    Still, I’m surprised you gave Iron Man such a low ranking. It was fun, just not so philosphically loaded as The Dark Knight.

    Good luck in your new job as CFO!

    Cheers

  3. fallingstones

    Re the DARK KNIGHT, I will write a detailed commentary on it since I thought that movie is really something, something that touches on our core and transcends racialism etc. It is not often that we get treated by such a movie from Hollywood.

    Hi YTSL, re REF CLIFF better than HULK, I like HULK because of the really good character development of HULK and the movie gives me back the feelings like when I watched HULK when I was young. As for RED CLIFF, I have now watched it for the second time and I really like how the characters of Zhou Yu and Cao Cao was developed. I also really like how the strategies are articulated. So overall, I rated RED CLIFF above HULK.

    Re JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, I saw the 3D version, yes lots of fun etc. but at the end, to me is just an entertaining kiddie movie. Contrast this to WALL-E where many people may think is a kiddie movie, it is not. It is full of heart and I think many people in this world can learn from Wall-E.

    Hi Avatar, thanks for your good wishes ;-) Re IRON MAN, I really didn’t think much of it. The story is weak, it is racially biased, etc.

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