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I bought a few films to watch on these cold, windy Autumn days because I do love cold and windy days and cinema, so it's a win-win situation. I got Shame, J. Edgar and Evidence and I only watched Evidence (I'm planning on watching J. Edgar or Shame this afternoon) and, honestly, I have no idea what that film was about. It's a low budget, indie movie, so I have to congratulate the director for making it so good, from a technical POV

(yes, the wood-monster was a guy with a furry suit, but it could have been worse)
The acting was decent enough (Brett is cute, too) and the last part of the story makes you nervous. The hand-held camera + found footage is overdone, but I can live with it. The problem was that the last 30 minutes or so were too crammed with every kind of monster you can find in a video game:

there are forest monsters, alien bugs, zombies, running men with gas masks on their faces, the military, some sort of secret laboratory, a pregnant woman whose baby-thing kind of explodes from her, the conspiracy cover-up, evertthing.

At that point, I thought the film would have some sort of twist or would be a giant game, like Hostel. But no, it was just a mess.

Or maybe I didn't understand it, IDK.  

A good film I watched recently is Eden Lake. It's starred by Michael Fassbender and Kelly Reilly. It's nerve-breaking and gory enough to please horror fans and it's well acted, too, which is always something to be thankful for in these days of too many Hollywood remakes with 30 years old "teenagers" who can't act to save their lives. Anyway, give it a try, it's great. 

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I watched it today with my sister and I liked it. I can't say I feel much sympathy for Katniss (she fell kind of flat) but it was interesting anyway. Though I admit I am more interested in that world's past than its future. Are there any answers in the books? Why is Panem like that? Where is the rest of the world? Does every other nation sit and watch kids being murdered?
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I got the two books I bought last week (how I love you Royal Mail, you are so fast and trustworthy ♥) and I'm, like, über happy. 'Cause I'm a nerd XD

I got one for my thesis, The Hundred Years War: England and France at War c.1300-c.1450 by Christopher Allmand and one for pleasure readng, Lancaster And York: The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir. The thesis is killing me, btw. 

I'm also happy because I have a friends's birthday party tonight and I'm going to buy a shirt, so yay consumism! Also, I'm watching Inherit the Wind and I just adore that film. 

What nice things have happened to you, dearest flisters?
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Why do I insist on watching this? I can't stand eye-damage, but man, I love this film. So I sit there every time cringing and looking away until the blessed "Huit ans après" message appears. But I do love the film, so I can't really complain. 

That's nonesensical post of the day :)

Dead Set

Jul. 26th, 2011 01:30 am
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Yesterday I watched Dead Set and it was amazing! Great gore, good acting, believable characters and the English language in all its glory thanks to a myriad of curses. There's something magic about shooting zombies while calling them "wankers". If you are into Z-genre, well, give ir a try, it's all sorts of cool.

PS: I just found out that something called Zombie Nazis exist and fuck, I need to watch that.
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I just finished watching it and it was surprisingly good. I was afraid of watching it after I almost kill someone because of X-Men III and Wolverine: Origins (why would anyone do that to Phoenix and to Deadpool? Eh? Why?) but I finally gathered up courage and watched it. And I liked it!

I'm still puzzled about the criteria used to choose the characters, though. Magnet, the Prof, Moira were a given and Banshee is near Moira's age in the comics, so I'm cool with that. The same with Mystique. Shaw was a nice choice, too (Kevin Bacon freaks me out so much, no matter what he's doing). But Angel, Havok and Emma belong to a different generation, right? And I can't stop seeing Havok as Scott's brother and suddenly I want Corsair and the Shi'ar in my life.  
I love how the put the Hellfire Club in it even if it's just a passing mention. 
But differences with the comics aside, this was quite nice. The acting was good (I'm not sure about Emma, oh well) and the characters were sympathetic enough.  Xavier was idealistic enough without ,losing the jerkish edge that has fed so many plot-lines and Magnet was intense enough. 
All in all, a nice film. That teaches me not to hate things without trying them first. 
Can't wait to go and watch Captain America. 
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Taken from [ profile] bardlover6 

"SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life (well, obviously I don't have a life, lol). Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, post to your LJ/DW and paste this as a note. Then, put +'s next to the films you've seen, add them up, and use your number as the header"

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Let's start by saying that, on Monday, I failed a final for the first time in my life and I was surprisingly calm. No anger, no sadness, no crippling insecurities about my self worth. I'm surprised with myself. Or maybe I'm not myself but one of the pod-people. In any case, I smoked less and my lungs are kind of grateful. 

Yesterday, on the other hand, I had a great day. First of all, I got the translation of Hetalia's movie so I could proof read it. I really enjoyed it, I hope the final products looks fine. Then I want to the mall and my cousins dragged me into the book store (much to my chagrin, as you can imagine, lol) and I ended up buying Louis XVI et Marie-Antoinette: Un couple en politique by Joël Félix (but in Spanish because my French is not that good D:) which I've been trying to get for almost an year. I saw it at half price, and I just couldn't resist it. 

Then we went to buy school supplies and I love school supplies with pretty colours. I'm such a child. 

And at night I caught a mini-series called Jeanne Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour that kept me awake until 6 AM but it was so worth it. I actually cried. I even felt but for Louis and I've never been a fun of his. Now I have to try to find it and download it because I know I'll want to watch it again. 

So, after the English overload, some Bourbon stuff. 

Film meme

Feb. 3rd, 2011 01:00 am
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Taken from [ profile] yourreanimator 

Instructions: Look up 10 20 of your favorite films on IMDb and take a quote from each. List them below. When someone guesses the quote correctly, cross it off the list. Leave a comment with your answers. And NO CHEATING (Googling).

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Aug. 6th, 2010 05:37 pm
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 Ok, I assume everyone has watched it. If you haven't, go and watch it, goddamn it!!

Anyway, I'm ridiculously happy to see that there is an [ profile] inception_kink that is really active. So, yeah, I'll be reading Inception and Hetalia porn... Go visit it, people. It's all kinds of awesome. 
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 Surfing trough IMDB I found this amazing article regarding Miike's Imprint (censored in the United States) and Kurosawa's Rashomon and how they show feminine oppression and feminine reality. Beautifully written, it sheds light on the matter of "truth" as a phallocentric imposition alien to women narrative and the inherent oppression on women of that age and place. It's a great reading and I wanted to share it. 

An extract: 

The strongest reason for Sister's monstrosity, however, is her emphatic refusal to be a good little girl for men. Sister is active rather than passive; supernatural rather than cultural/natural; amoral rather than morally subservient. And, as Woman explains, Sister always gets what she “want[s]” (Tengan 37). In sum, Sister is a complete embodiment of Barbara Creed’s monstrous-feminine. She is at once a Freudian phallic mother, a Kristevan abject woman, a vampire, a ghoul, a witch, a psychopath, a possessed body, an animalistic human, a bleeding womb, a girl-boy and a femme castratrice (Creed 1). As a lawless she-monster, Sister wrecks havoc on the moral, judicial and cultural order maintained by the laws of the father. It is Sister who killed Father; it is Sister who stole Madam’s ring, and it is Sister who forces Woman to tell the real “truth” about Woman’s family history and how Komomo died. More important than how Komomo died, however, is why Komomo died. And the final truth, suppressed in Rashomon’s “objective” narrative about human subjectivity, is exposed by Sister in Imprint. What killed Komomo is “men” and the institution of patriarchy, which subordinates women, domesticates women, persecutes women, prostitutes women, all the while restricting access to “truth” and “justice” to men!

The Omen

Feb. 10th, 2010 04:14 pm
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I was looking for some Omen Tetralogy criticism the other day when I stumbled into this awesome site: The Omen Chronicles. It's really great. The thing that caught my attention was the scripts for the three first movies and the un-filmed script for Omen IV: Armaggedon, which adapts the novel instead the horror of Awakening. 

Anyway, I'm just leaving the link there and the scripts ready to download:


Damien: Omen II

Omen III: The Final Conflict

Omen IV: Armaggedon

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