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2009-12-17 11:10 pm
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Day 05 → Your favourite quote
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"We're all worth it, man. We're all worth millions of planets and stars and galaxies and universes." -River Phoenix

There are so many quotes I wanted to put, but that's always the one that comes to mind first when I'm asked this question.
somersault: Six Feet Under (Six Feet Under)
2009-12-16 06:02 pm


Day 03 → Your favourite television programme
Day 04 → Your favourite book

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My favorite show is Six Feet Under, always and forever.

My favorite book seems to change every year or so, but it's currently Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis.
Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, this coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age, in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money a place devoid of feeling or hope.

Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to renew feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin. Clay's holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs and also into the seamy world of L.A. after dark.
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2009-12-16 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.
somersault: (Keanu Reeves&River Phoenix)
2009-12-14 04:57 pm


Do any of you have a Tumblr? I don't post too much, but I enjoy it.

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.
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2009-12-13 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.

somersault: Live long and prosper (Star Trek (Spock))
2009-11-17 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.
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2009-06-21 12:44 am
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I'm so, so sorry for not updating or commenting.
    Summary of my world lately:
  • Movies: I saw The Proposal and it wasn't anything mind-blowing, but it was cute. I'm seeing Little Ashes on Monday. I hated Land of the Lost.
  • Books: I bought A Home at the End of the World and Cocaine Nights. I've only read half of the former and haven't heard of the latter, so, this should be interesting.
  • TV: Three more episodes and I'll have caught up with Heroes. :')
  • Life: My dog was doing better but, due to circumstances I don't feel like recapping, is unwell again. I've been hanging out with friends a lot: lazy summer nights, full of games and surprises and jokes and random chatter and nonsense. I should be more stressed out about school than I am, but can't bring myself to care at the moment.
I really do hope to become active on here again eventually, but feel free to add me on LiveJournal ([ profile] grindhouseblues).
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2009-05-25 04:11 pm


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!
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)
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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2009-05-22 08:30 pm


In the summer the local indie theatre has "Midnight Madness" where every weekend they resurrect a movie and show it at midnight, and they're doing Hedwig and the Angry Inch August 14 & 15. To say I'm excited would be an extreme understatement. It's one of my top ten favorites of all time.

I saw Terminator Salvation today and actually really enjoyed it. I'm seeing it again perhaps on Tuesday, partially for the epic awesomeness that is Sam Worthington. ♥ He was great (and so were the others). I'm so excited for him, being in such a big movie and actually getting credit for it, since he's not very well-known. I've only seen six of his movies; they're so hard to find here.

I saw Night at the Museum 2 at midnight last night and thought it was just okay. I'm finally seeing Star Trek tomorrow. I have no idea if I'll like it or not.
Today's viewing recommendation:
The Wrestler (2008)
A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.
With: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Ernest Miller
Dir.: Darren Aronofsky
Writ.: Robert D. Siegel