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Eight Movies You Should Have Seen in 2008

January 13, 2009

Not technically a “best of” list, but here are some movies that I enjoyed this year that you might enjoy as well. As a disclaimer, most of them were made in 2008, but there are a few that were made earlier and didn’t receive a release until 2008 (or late 2007). Also as a disclaimer, there is one (major) spoiler for Burn After Reading.

8. Burn After Reading (2008)
7. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
6. Speed Racer (2008)
5. The Fall (2006)
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September 27, 2008

LOL I love /Film.


September 27, 2008

Photo lazily, shamelessly stolen from Wikipedia.

By now you’ve probably heard of Chairlift, the band whose single “Bruises” is used in the new iPod Nano commercial. Thanks to Hiemann I can safely say I knew who they were before I knew that they were involved with Apple in any way. But this post is not about my dignity.

Unfortunately unavoidable circumstances came up and I missed a chance to see them live tonight and to see some short films (Rooftop Films) but some friends who went tell me the films sucked (and that CUNUFF is way better-yeah CUNUFF!) and Chairlift rocked, so yay yay yay. Fortunately they are playing at Bowery on October 18th ($15), although opening for some dumb band called “The Juan Maclean” whose three tracks I’ve listened to are about as bad as the US’s economy right now. Why they are not the ones opening for Chairlift is beyond me.

Soooo is it Yael Naim or Chairlift? Or both?? Probably both.

The Fall

May 26, 2008

Just got back from watching The Fall with Sharon, Tae Hwa, and Hiemann. Directed by Tarsem Singh. Never heard of it before today but it was good. The website says it was “shot on location in 18 countries.”  Basically a man and a five-year-old girl meet as patients in a hospital where he begins to tell her an epic, fantastical story about five heroes on a quest for revenge in order to amuse her and to persuade her to steal morphine pills for him.

Okay, so obviously I’m pretty terrible at describing plots.  But go watch a trailer. And go watch the movie.  It’s good.  It’s not perfect, but it’s good.  Reminded me of Pan’s Labyrinth and The Orphanage with the whole blurring reality and fantasy deal.

Visually, it is stunning. Seriously, I should just stop writing and fill this entire post with screenshots. And Alexandria, played by Catinca Untaru, is adorable and works really well with Roy, played by Lee Pace (who at the right angle kind of looks like Johnny Depp. Hehe.).

It’s sad, funny, heartbreaking, awwww-inducing, all at the right moments. More than entertaining!  Go watch it. Highly recommended.

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May 12, 2008


Basically, I needed a place apart from my Xanga to talk about cool random things.  Because for some reason it doesn’t feel right in my Xanga.

Regarding the username.  “kaleidoscopeyes” was taken.  “int0xicated” was taken.  I really like foam soap.

So for today, last night Calvin provided me with a piece of news that made me cry a little inside: a Donnie Darko sequel?  Really?

It sounds like a bad idea.  No, it is a bad idea.  Richard Kelly’s not even attached to it.  Who in the world is Chris Fisher, anyway?

Read the logline and join my skepticism!  Whoo!  “Picking up seven years after the original, the plot will follow Donnie’s sister Samantha on a road trip to Los Angeles, during which she is plagued by a series of bizarre visions.”

I hope I’m proven wrong. Who knows; I’m a sucker for anything involving time travel (the only “chick flick” I’ve ever really enjoyed?  Kate & Leopold), so if it’s remotely related to any of the stuff in Donnie Darko…*shrugs*