Monday, January 25, 2010

Music Monday: The Grates

It's not quite Australia day here in Canada but it is where it counts!
So to celebrate all the rad Aussies I know I bring you a pretty rad Australian band.
Enjoy the Grates!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Music Monday/2009 RoundUp: Most Listened Music

My most listened to artists in 2009 (according to were as follows:

10. The Lonely Island
09. of Montreal
08. Robots in Disguise
07. Relient K
06. Animal Collective
05. The Wombats
04. 100 Monkeys
03. David Bowie
02. Queen
01. The Smiths

And my most listened to song of the year was The Smith's Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now.

2009 RoundUp: The 53 New-to-Me Flicks of 2009

As I talked about in my previous post, 2009 was another unsuccessful year for my 100 film challenge, yet I don't deem it a failure. I mean, in the past 2 years I've watched over 120 films I had never seen before, many of which I may not have picked up if not for this goal.

Young @ Heart
Surviving the Treatment
Evil Remains
The Ruby in the Smoke
The Shadow in the North
Comic Book Villains
My Best Friend's Girl
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas

Eagle vs Shark
For Your Consideration
Just Buried
Bright Young Things
The Sasquatch Gang
Repo! The Genetic Opera

John Cleese's Wine for the Confused
Bande à part
I Love You, Man

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Bedtime Stories
Love Actually
Independence Day
Ghost Town
Star Trek
S. Darko

The Hangover
Chasing Amy
Year One

Confessions of a Superhero
Best in Show
King Arthur
Lesbian Vampire Killers
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

(500) Days of Summer
District 9
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Zombie Girl
Son of Rambow

Mamma Mia
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Where the Wild Things Are

Is Anybody There?
Disney's Christmas Carol (3D)

The Boat That Rocked

I have high hopes for 2010 and maybe this year you can join me as well.
My friend BJ of For the Insane TV did last year and you can check out his 2009 list over at his blog.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 RoundUp: Favourite Movies.

Like the year before, in 2009 I attempted to watch 100 movies I had never seen before. Unfortunately, I did much much worse this time around, only watching 53.
However, I did have the pleasure of seeing some amazing films.

My favourite movies that I saw this year (in no particular order):
Star Trek (2009)
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
District 9 (2009)
Dogma (1999)
Zombieland (2009)

Honourable Mentions:
The Hangover (2009)
Best in Show (2000)

I saw my share of stinkers as well:
Ghost Town (2008)
My Best Friend's Girl (2008)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Evil Remains (2004)

The absolute worst being:
S. Darko (2009)

Let's see if in 2010 I can make it to 100.