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Top things of '08

Since I am horrendously unoriginal, I thought I'd make my Top 10 movies list of 2008.

Films Top Ten
10. Wall-E & CJ7- Waaaaall Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Tied. Both incredibly cute, enjoyed them immensely.
9. The Escapist - Managed to completely fool me with it's ending, which turned it from a good film into a great one for me.
8. And When Did You Last See Your Father? - Just about made me cry.
7. The Savages - I guess this is what critics would describe as a 'sleeper hit', or something. Somewhat simple in premise but damn good.
6. The Wave - Slightly scary and brilliant.
5. In Bruges - Pleasant surprise in quite a few ways. Seems to be talked about a lot at the moment, but none if it really justifies how actually well made this movie is.
4. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Managed not to be a complete downer of a film, which is rather remarkable in itself given what it's about.
3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days - The most sobering film I've ever seen, I think. Incredibly well directed and some of the best acting, ever.
2. The Counterfeiters - I think the easiest way to describe it would be ' amazing Holocaust film' instead of trying to come up with different ways to say powerful, emotional, etc.
1. There Will Be Blood - Quite probably my favourite film of all time. Just awesome.

The top 4 I all saw at least twice in the cinema. Ohhh I have no life.
I think I saw more films in the cinema this year than the previous 20 years of my life put together.
If I remember correctly I saw Run Fatboy Run (x2), There Will Be Blood (x2), The Happening, Love In The Time Of Cholera, How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, Wall-E, In Bruges, CJ7, The Escapist, The Wave, The Savages, And When Did You Last See Your Father, The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (x2), 4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days (x2), The Counterfeiters (x3), O'Horten, Jar City, Ben X, The Dark Knight, Hancock, Flight Of THe Red Balloon, Gonzo, Joy Division, Sukiyaki Western Django, Death Race and Juno.

At a guess, thats about 350-400 dollars on movie tickets. Nice to be some people.

Would do a top ten albums but I've been the opposite of movies this year in regards to music. Mainly just getting the back catalogues of bands/artists rather than buying new albums released this year, but I dare say my number 1 would be So Many Nights by The Cat Empire.

Twittin' it

  • 12:41 Watching: YouTube - The Cat Empire - Party Started (Live at the Chapel)
    This is my summer anthem tinyurl.com/65ua9j #
  • 20:46 Listening to: Gerling - Smash the Emergency Glass
    Very underrated song tbh tinyurl.com/5cqm2c #
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Twittin' it

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Nov. 24th, 2008

It's hot.

It's doing things to my mind.

Standing, waiting to cross the road as an endless amount of cars crawled by in both directions, I turned my sweating head to face downhill.

There was a woman filling up a few containers, wearing a summer dress, as the sun bore down on us through an o-zone hole.

And I stared.

She had water dripping off her forearms, and she wiped her brow and pushed back her hair

And I stared.

Like some kind of dumb animal staring at a mirror.
I need a summer girlfriend.Collapse )


Nov. 10th, 2008

I feel like preoccupying myself by making Christmas cards. Who wants some?

Don't be blue, you're King of Peru!

Pyramid found in Peru by satellite.

Does anyone else find this incredibly interesting and awesome? Apart from finding a Pyramid that no one really knew existed, the combination of futuretronmachines and ancient history is a big winner in my books.