Monday, March 30, 2009

Music Monday: Of Montreal

When my iPod or iTunes is on shuffle and this song comes on I cannot help but dance.
And I've definitely had some near-falls while dancing and singing this in the shower.
It's a real catchy number that always makes me smile.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What You Wearing Wednesday

After a couple of weeks off I'm back with a new What You Wearing Wednesday.
The yellow cardigan I wore for the first WWW is making another appearance, along with a generic black tank top. Both the scarf and awesome pants come from MXM.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Music Monday: Belle & Sebastian

It is finally spring!
Okay, well, it has still been pretty chilly the past few days but the long range forecast shows it will warm up soon.
And it has been delightfully sunny lately.
No more winter blues for me.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Music Monday: The Script

My mind is blown by the amount of money raised for Comic Relief this weekend.
£59,187,065 so far!
(That's approx $105,727,222 Canadian!)

The Red Nose Day program this year was brilliant also.
So, in honour of the event, this week's Music Monday is The Script's cover of Heroes by David Bowie, which they performed on Friday night.

You can still make a donation over at the Comic Relief website.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Eye Spy... something that makes me laugh

Ever since it aired a few weeks ago I can't stop watching Robert Webb's performance of Flashdance on Let's Dance for Comic Relief.

Simultaneously hilarious, disturbing and actually quite impressive.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Quick and Dirty Reviews: Watchmen

I am not claiming to know how to review a film. In fact, many people will disagree with my movie tastes (take for example the fact that I did not love the Dark Knight).
However, my new blog feature will be my quick and dirty film reviews.

I figured, hey, I try to watch 100 new-to-me movies during the year, why not share some of them?

The Quick and Dirty review simply states my immediate reactions to the film in question. What I enjoyed, what I didn't and whether I liked it or not.

This evening I saw my most anticipated film of the year.
**Warning: May Be Slight Spoilers Ahead**

the good:
  • The opening blew my freaking mind. That's really all I want to say about it. Just, wow.
  • Patrick Wilson can do no wrong in my eyes. I love that man. I saw Lakeview Terrace for that man, and if you'll recall it was the top 5 worst movies I saw last year.
  • I loved (almost) the whole cast actually. Special acknowledgment has to go to Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian and especially Jackie Earl Haley as Rorschach They were perfectly cast. Also Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan was way better than I imagined. I have heard that people didn't like his voice but I found it to be perfectly empty and haunting.
  • The whole film looked absolutely fantastic. Completely gorgeous.
  • With the time constraints of a movie and the depth and complexity of the book, I have to say that all involved did a pretty amazing job. Sure, things were changed, but this is the most true to source material comic book movie I can recall.

the bad:
  • While the music was all awesome and I loved almost every song it was more in a "Hey this song is awesome" way than in regards to it actually fitting the film. The music seemed out of place (with the exception of the opening) and sort of distracting at points. In fact, in my theatre, almost every song that came on during the film caused the audience to laugh.
  • I didn't really like Malin Akerman as Laurie Jupiter. I can't quite put my finger on why. Her acting seemed a little teen drama to me.
  • Bubastis. For those who haven't read the book I am sure the cat with horns was a little confusing. Why include him at all if you are going to show that little of him and give absolutely no back story.

the verdict: I really really liked this movie. Would watch Watchmen again.

Again, these are just my immediate reactions to the film. I may even change my mind on some things once I sleep on it and once I see it again.

Also, the IMAX Experience is a waste of money unless the film was actually shot on IMAX.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What You Wearing Wednesday

Nothing too exciting today.
I am not sure its true origin, but I bought the hat off of my sister Courtney for $5 because I kept borrowing it and loved it so much.
The awesome Hellboy T is from Silver Snail Comics.
As always, my glasses are D&G Dolce & Gabbana.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Eye spy... something that makes me HAPPY!

Please recall, a few posts back when I blogged about my Evening With Kevin Smith experience I wrote:

As was NOT expected, my seats were AMAZING, and not only was Kevin joined by (the newly married) Jason Mewes but EDGAR WRIGHT -one of my film making heroes- was there to introduce the show.

Unfortunately, I didn't get any photos of Edgar since I was still feeling out the place and whether or not their "no photography" rule was enforced or not, but I will not rest until I get a photo of (or preferably with) that man.

After an amazing night last night of watching Edgar host a double feature of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and give a Q&A at the Bloor Cinema, I got to meet my favourite director.

There's always a fear in meeting one's heroes that they will not live up to your wild expectations of them, but what makes me especially happy is that Edgar is even more awesome in person and I had hoped he'd be.

How's that for a slice of fried gold?

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