A Saturday in Colombo

Ok so I crashed out Friday night after indulging in some more room service and watching some more crappy moves on HBO/Cinemax/Star Movies..

Those channels are nice for about a week, then after that you are stuck with the same movies you’ve already watched a few days previously..

Occasionally a new one springs up that’s worth watchin.

Saturday I headed out on a Journey into Colombo..

It was hot, no really it was SERIOUSLY HOT, I felt like I was in a sauna and was dripping like a skanky hoes underpants after a few minutes.

Majestic has a nightclub, casino and what I’ll losely describe as a Cinema..

I took my camera to take some shots, but sadly it developed a random ‘memory card error’ and wouldn’t save ANY of the pictures I took, which was somewhat annoying..

(To digress I managed to fix it by formatting the memory card)

So let me expand on the cinema…MGM/Majestic cinema seems to be the only Cinema in Colombo (perhaps in the country?) showing western movies, and it’s a joke.

They show 1 movie, 3 times a day.

Yes let me repeat that ONE LOUSY MOVIE

And what’s more…that one movie is Alexander[/url]..which is at least 6 months old..

Coming Soon‘ is Underworld[/url]…WTF, that’s more than a year old..if not two.

So you can see, it can barely be described as a cinema..

DVD piracy is rife here, and looking at the cinema, I can see why. The excuse in Malaysia is heavy censorship and some movies not being shown, here the excuse is you can’t even pay to the see the movies legitamately if you WANT to.

DVD’s cost around the same as Malaysia, 180rupees which is about 7RM.

Everything else here is pretty expensive though, food & drink wise, for a country I originally though was considered poorer than Malaysia, and from being here, it certainly ‘feels‘ poorer.

I couldn’t handle it out there too long, too hot, too croweded, reminiscent of those documentaries you see about India..

So I found a small supermarket, bought some snacks and headed back the hotel.

Watched some more crappy movies on cable and ate room service again 🙂 (Maryland chicken) It’s getting to be a convenient habit.

Some of the crappy movies I’ve sat through:

Sniper 2[/url]
She’s Having a Baby[/url]
2 Weeks Notice[/url]
My Little Eye[/url]
Darkman III[/url]
Double Impact[/url]
The Assassin[/url]
Mystery Men[/url]
Dracula: Dead & Loving It[/url]
Sgt. Bilko[/url]
Long Time Dead[/url]

Half decent movies I’ve seen there would be..

28 Days Later[/url]
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story[/url]

As far as I remember that’s about it..my mind is a blur of B-grade movies.

Plus so many others I can’t even remember..

Yesterday I even watched the UCA Cheerleading finals, wtf?

I have some photos from yesterday, took a walk down the beach, will post when I’ve sorted them out.




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15 Responses to A Saturday in Colombo

  1. kimberlycun April 11, 2005 at 1:50 am #

    go to the gym? rotflol *hugs*

  2. Jon Choo April 11, 2005 at 2:49 am #

    Fuck, that is one long list of shitty films you had to sit through.

    Personally I would move Dragon to the crappy list and move the (uncensored) 28 Days Later to the awesome list, but that’s just me.

  3. FireAngel April 11, 2005 at 3:36 am #

    Got missed me or not? Missed me leh……. 😛

  4. shanks April 11, 2005 at 4:32 am #

    i didn’t know there is darkman 3, goodness … i kinda like mystery men, the odd balls were quite funny the first time. 28 days later was just great.

  5. ShaolinTiger April 11, 2005 at 4:34 am #

    I did consider it yesterday, but crappy movies just draw me in.

    I am becoming a bed-potatoe..


  6. ShaolinTiger April 11, 2005 at 4:35 am #

    Dragons ok, floats above the rest for me, but then I’m a huge Bruce Lee fan 🙂

    28 days is indeed great, I remember seeing it in UK on the cinema, first mainstream release filmed on DV. Don’t recall there being any other good movies 🙁

  7. ShaolinTiger April 11, 2005 at 4:36 am #

    Of course I missed you 😛

  8. ShaolinTiger April 11, 2005 at 4:51 am #

    There shouldn’t have been. LOL

    Mystery Men was ok, a bit juvenile on the whole but amusing in places.

    I mean Spleen? WTF

  9. archangel April 11, 2005 at 8:56 am #

    see.. u miss malaysia.. say so.. hehe..

  10. Jon Choo April 11, 2005 at 11:41 am #

    What bout Dawn of the Dead? Seen that yet? Bloody hilarious!

  11. Jon Choo April 11, 2005 at 11:42 am #

    Sorry, meant Shawn of the Dead

  12. FireAngel April 12, 2005 at 4:46 am #


  13. ShaolinTiger April 12, 2005 at 6:56 am #

    Already updated, just waited till you’d finished work to post 😛

  14. ShaolinTiger April 12, 2005 at 6:58 am #

    I picked up the DVD I think…haven’t watched it yet though, heard quite a bit about it

  15. Margie April 15, 2005 at 11:45 pm #

    i bet u dun miss me…sien…