I started listening to this track a few days ago after doing some random browsing on youtube when I stumbled onto this song by Damien Rice, I instantly fell in love with it and went to go watch Goldfish Memory, a cute irish film which has the song in it. Go listen to it and then watch the film if you like it, it’s a bit corny and lovey dovey but they have irish accents so that’s made of win. Hopefully the photo of Lisa Hannigan’s boots will tempt you to give it a listen (oh and I’m sneaky by embedding a youtube video in it but reducing the height of the film because all it shows are photos which is boring :p
No not me! Don’t be silly! A few weeks ago I was recommended (by Uka) to watch a film called “I’m a cyborg, but that’s ok” (aka Saibogujiman kwenchana). The name struck me as wacky but intriguing. Most importantly, it was directed by Chan-wook Park who’s famous for his gritty and violent vengeance trilogy movies (mmm violence, watch Old Boy if you haven’t already).
It struck me as weird when I heard he had made a fantasy feel good movie. I had doubts on whether he’d be able to pull a movie that sounded like a Korean version of Amelie but with more crazy people and cyborgs into some awesome and inspiring, turns out he did.
Again I’m sucky with synopsis so here’s one that was carefully written by imdb or something:
“A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people’s souls”
Bonjour. Two days ago amazon were lovely to send me a copy of delicatessen which i was delighted in watching. Now we all remember my wishy washy review of la cité des enfants perdus. Here’s a little history about Jeunet and Caro, the directors of the film. They originally wanted to make la cité des enfants perdus, but their idea was too big and extravagent and due to lack of funding they had to raise capital in order to actually start this film, so it was put on hold, and this is where delicatessen comes in, they made this movie in order to fund la cité des enfants perdus. This was far more mainstream and it was a hit, they got their mulla and was able their film they originally wanted.
Love the recurring characters in Jeunet’s films? This is the same, the awesome Dominique Pinon stars as the hero of the movie, its about a post apocalyptic city where lentils and corn are their currency, nothing grew and they were running out of food, people were starving. So what does that lead to? I’ll let you watch it to find out. This contains more usual quirks you see in Amelie and Very Long Engagement, the music is awesome (cello and saw mmm) and everyone has their side story, if you loved Amelie (the film) then this is for you.
I keep getting side tracked on the film I was supposed to watch, nevermind, tonight I watched Temple of Doom which needs no reviews, got loads of DVDs coming my way to watch. Though at the same time I need to listen to lots of music, downloaded Shout out Louds latest album and have it on right now, sounds really good. Might review albums but I prefer movies.
Tonight I saw The Squid and the Whale, yes I was supposed to watch Lust Caution first but somehow I got diverted. I felt more of a dysfunctional movie than one that involves lust (and caution).
The film (this time I can actually talk about it) is about a married couple going through a divorce, it reminds me of Royal Tenenbaums but more retro and less quirky, and the family is obviously a lot smaller, and there’s less famous actors in this (there’s Miles from LOST!), its quirky when you see Bernard do the most silly things throughout the show.
Anyway, less talk, very good film to watch, give it a go if you haven’t already
I’m glad I actually saw a squid and a whale in the movie, I was always fascinated by it after playing katamari haha.
Oh and I like the poster of the film, it compliments my site (thank you poster)
After listening to one of my work colleagues, I bought and watched the city of the lost children. It’s a Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie anyone?) film so you know what you’re getting. If you’re into fantasy movies and dreaming then this one is for you. It reminded me a lot of Pans Labyrinth, but the tone and mood is a lot more lighthearted. You can probably take kids to see it (though they will ask questions).
Dominique Pinon is awesome in it (the guy who records stuff in Café des Deux Moulins about his ex), in this film you literally can’t get enough of him! I love directors who reuse characters in their films (Wes Anderson and Wong Kar Wai being some examples). Not to mention when there’s subtle references to previous films.
The main hero and heroine of the movie are cute together, the music is eerie and setting is gritty and dreamlike. The protagonist is pretty scary though, will probably give you nightmares teehee. Don’t watch the dubbed stuff, start practising your french and watch it in it’s original language (because dubbed stuff ruins everything)
So yeah, watch! Next film will probably be Lust Caution. I hear good stuff about it.
I’m a big fan of art house films, I’m also keen on watching foreign films. One in particular that I love the most is “In the mood for love”. It’s a chinese love story by the famous director Wong Kar Wai. This is probably his most critically acclaimed film and won a few awards in the cannes film festival.
It’s rare to see a really good romance movie, especially one that doesn’t involve sex and the ubiquitous silhouette intimate shot. Romance is supposed to be subtle, something that creeps up to you and this portrays it with gusto. You become attached to the characters and really suck into how they feel for each other. I’m going to watch this film tonight again, I advise people to buy a copy because it’s one of these films that you should watch before you die, easily one of my favorites.
The music is beautiful (and sad), the characters are awesome (you seem them together a lot in other films) and the plot is epic. Watch this if you feel in the mood.
Might watch 2046 afterwards but that one does get a bit depressing. I easily prefer In the Mood for love.
Matt’s face is clearly not suitable for HD, I’m sure most of you living in the UK (and some of you fanatic types) went to see Muse’s epic Wembley Stadium gig at your local theatre. If not, shame on you, if you have a valid reason, shame on them for airing it in one date (granted I can picture someone “touring” the entire country to watch the “movie” over and over again). It does the justice of showing it in the cinemas I must say. We begin asking ourselves whether or not this was just a memory jog for our experience at Wembley Stadium or was it an actual reliving the gig experience. The question is whether or not it replicated the atmosphere and mood that is when you’re gigging. I’d say not enough, but it’s really close. Having the damn thing blaring at you in 5.1 surround sound is pretty epic. The beauty now is that you can get a better view of the band and appreciate the subtle things such as that little robot that carried Matt’s guitars or Matt doing all sorts of gestures and noises on the mic.
Finally something everyone can enjoy (ish), going to the cinema and living / reliving the memories that is Muse live at Wembley Stadium 2007… In HD! Granted I dont think you’ll see much difference when you’re at the cinema but the letters HD do make it sound nicer ha! (I’m more intruiged in whether they’ll release it on bluray, what with them being under Warner Music and Warner Bros. Being a suporter of bluray (not they we’d see a hd dvd release anyway mwahahah).
So what shall we expect? Horrific details of Matt’s face magnified in HD (apparently only a few stars look good in HD, the rest look like they were from a sewer or live under a bridge…apparently)? Lots of nice close ups of emo fans (remember the crying guy in the Supermassive free gig?)? Close ups of matt playing guitar and piano? Some crazy shots of the aerial dancers? The legendary dom bass drum cam? Crazy digital zoom effects? Multi cam views? Well chances are they’ll all be there plus a few more, it is Wembley right? Hopefully they will since most of the above have been done on Hullabaloo (and the Glastonbury dvd wasn’t THAT interesting).
I advise everyone to grab a ticket (or win one?)a go see the show since you rarely get to see this in the cinemas, don’t forget to bring your surfboard! Popcorn’s for losers :p Here’s the list of venues you can see them which I’m sure you’ve already seen: