Monday, July 19, 2010

a single man

easily the best movie i have seen in a long time. lead by first-time director, tom ford, colin firth and julianne moore give an astounding performance.

based on a book with the same name, written by english novelist christopher isherwood (1904–1986) , "a single man" can be best summarized by the following quote:

"a few times in my life i've had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and i can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. i can never make these moments last. i cling to them, but like everything, they fade. i have lived my life on these moments. they pull me back to the present, and i realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be." - george (colin firth)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

scorpio: likes and dislikes

found this list today and thought it fitting.

- truth
- hidden causes
- being involved
- work that is meaningful
- being persuasive

- being given only surface data
- being taken advantage of
- demeaning jobs
- shallow relationships
- flattery and flattering

Friday, January 29, 2010

an in-depth study, or something

i am somewhat notorious for being interested in things but never pursuing them in depth. (ie, this blog) i actually read recently that this is a somewhat normal character trait of the scorpio, so i will blame it on the stars. last weekend, while at the theater watching crazy heart, i began to reminisce about jeff bridges and the big lebowski. i decided that watching all the coen brothers' films could do me good.

until now, my movie viewing habits have been based mostly on happenstance - whatever the people around me wanted to see. so, here we go: an in-depth study, or something. i have previously viewed (like those cheap movies you can get at blockbuster that may or may not be scratched) the titles that are in bold.

i'll let you know how this goes.

1984 Blood Simple
1987 Raising Arizona
1990 Miller's Crossing
1991 Barton Fink
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
1996 Fargo
1998 The Big Lebowski
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
2003 Intolerable Cruelty
2004 The Ladykillers
2007 No Country for Old Men
2008 Burn After Reading
2009 A Serious Man

i'm thinking about following john malkovich next. suggestions?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

adults say the darndest things

you're right, actually.

it would be completely out of place for me to attempt to say anything holistic or new about patrick swayze's life or career. but, i did watch donnie darko again just a few days ago and loved swayze's role. (everyone is in this movie - seth rogan, too!)

"son, it breaks my heart to say this, but i believe you are a very troubled and confused young man. i believe you are searching for the answers in all the wrong places..."
- motivational speaker and local celebrity, jim cunningham