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Dec. 16th, 2009 05:50 pm
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My schedule for the movie marathon went roughly like this (starting yesterday morning):

10:30am - Choke
12:15pm - Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (finished the hour I had left)
1:55pm - 12 Monkeys
4:20pm - Tetro
6:40pm - Shrink
8:40pm - Things We Lost in the Fire
10:50pm - Ink
12:45am - L.I.E.
2:30am - Obsessed
4:25am - How to Be
6:00am - Gettin' Square
7:50am - Time Bandits
10:00am - The Royal Tenenbaums

My top five favorites of those would probably be L.I.E., The Royal Tenenbaums, 12 Monkeys, Things We Lost in the Fire, and Tetro...but I really enjoyed them all, except for How to Be and Obsessed, and Ink was a little difficult to get into, but overall, I think I liked it.

Yeah, I know this wasn't healthy at all but damn, I feel good about it. I technically shouldn't since it just means I've been even lazier than usual, but I do anyway. I don't think I'll try it again very soon, but I was hoping to achieve that sense of focus, and I think I have. Next time I sit down to watch a movie and start fidgeting and pacing, hopefully I'll remember when I sat through 24+ hours, and it'll be easier.

XXX

Dec. 14th, 2009 04:57 pm
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Do any of you have a Tumblr? I don't post too much, but I enjoy it. http://lunarpark.tumblr.com/

Tomorrow I'm having a 24-hour movie marathon. (Yes, I know I'm insane.) I'll post how it goes the following day!

Day 02 → Your favourite movie
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My Own Private Idaho (1991), dir. Gus Van Sant

This has been my favorite movie since I was 15. I love everything about it so much, even its flaws. Every character, every line, every moment...I don't know if this film will ever be replaced.

XXVIIII

Dec. 13th, 2009 10:03 pm
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I seriously can't believe it's been almost a month since I last posted.

[personal profile] animeshon, I sent your card last week, so I hope it gets to you safely!

Recent movies I've seen:
Everybody's Fine - I saw this for Sam Rockwell and liked it so much more than I thought I would.
The Road - I felt this movie was a remarkable achievement. I definitely want to read the book.
Brothers - I was only seeing this for Jake Gyllenhaal as, like Everybody's Fine, I wasn't that impressed by the trailer, but I really liked this one as well.
The Princess and the Frog - Very cute film. I really want the soundtrack.
Me and Orson Welles - Just saw this one today, and I wasn't disappointed; another great Linklater flick. The actor who plays Orson Welles (Christian McKay) does a truly fine job - I'm glad to see he earned a Spirit Award nomination for it!

As for upcoming movies, I absolutely cannot wait for A Single Man.

Right, so, I'm going to attempt the 30-day meme to get back on track.

For one month, post/share:

Day 01 → Your favourite song
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"Poison Oak" by Bright Eyes. My brother played it to me last year, and it won't sound like anything special if I try to put the moment in words, but I was very moved, to say the least.

XXVIII

Nov. 17th, 2009 08:26 pm
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Movie Update

Last seen
The Men Who Stare at Goats: Loved this film, would see again. Brilliant cast (Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, George Clooney).
The Box: I'm a bit more unsure about this one. I didn't think it was terrible but I did think it was great.
The Fourth Kind: Same as The Box.
Antichrist: Whoa. This film...very heavy, disturbing. Currently in my top ten of the year.

Up next
The Boat That Rocked [Pirate Radio]: Seeing tomorrow.
New Moon: Seeing for the lulz.

I bought Star Trek on DVD today and I've been watching it again :')...though, I should be writing. Very behind on NaNoWriMo, eeep.

I really want to get better about updating here again, so I'll try to get back to posting a few times a week.

XXIII

May. 25th, 2009 04:11 pm
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Have any of you done this? There are 50 movies from the last 20 years hidden in a picture. Some of them are obvious, but some I got help with. It's rather challenging! I still need seven more, but I'm determined to figure them out on my own.

So, Star Trek: I didn't immediately like it while I was watching it, but now that I've had a couple days to reflect on it, I think I'd see it again. It's not my favorite of the year or anything, but overall, it was entertaining.

My favorite thing about holidays is USA Network uses them as an excuse to have House marathons, which they did yesterday, even though they already had one on Mother's Day. Still...eight hours of House? I'm not complaining! They played a couple of my favorites.

Welcome to newer friends, and if you would please fill this out when you have a spare moment, I would very much appreciate it!
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This isn't the kind of film a lot of people would like or even see, and it wasn't flawless, but it really got to me.
Today's viewing recommendation:
Goodbye Solo (2009)
Drama
Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever.
With: Souléymane Sy Savané, Red West
Dir.: Ramin Bahrani
Writ.: Bahareh Azimi, Ramin Bahrani

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