Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

returning

October 21, 2009

I’m back for more posting.  A lot has happened since I last posted.  Instead of a corporate job, I’m now working at a bread/pastry/coffee shop in Providence.  I’ll spare you the recap for the meantime and get right back into cataloging the glorious links of the interweb!

T.V.

You can make your own character that could be cast on THE SIMPSONS!

Pop Candy blogger, Whitney Matheson, posted a recap of her experience at Inside The Actor’s Studio.  Now I want to go!

Movies

Just watched The Room, and wow, it’s worse than anything I’ve ever watched.  The dubbing is monumental, but I hear that it’s awesome to see it shown at a theater.  Just for kicks, check out this excerpt a friend was so kind to link to on Facebook.

Before we screened The Room, we watched A Tale of Two Sisters, a Korean thriller.  I thought it was really good, but I really like Japanese horror and Korean revenge movies.

Games

I just started playing Katamari on XBox, and it’s good. I guess I missed it when it first hit the scene, but that seems to happen a lot in game-world for me.  I’ve also been playing quite a bit of Rock Band, and I really want to get the Beatles game for it!

another deed, another day

March 19, 2009

i’m drinking a beer and winding down another day.  today was full of reading, volunteering, watching, searching and thinking.  certainly a full day.

mmm. beer (it’s really hitting the spot tonight).  

i finished Kiss Me Judas (KMJ) today at the coffee shop.  i only got it yesterday so i was surprised to finish so quickly, but it was a good one.  along with KMJ i picked up a book that amazon.com thinks i’ll like – 12 things that don’t make sense.  while there i also picked up a book by david foster wallace, the title escapes me right now, but the excerpts of his that i’ve read have been solid, so i’m looking forward to starting it.  

this afternoon i spent some time getting acquainted with a new project – volunteering.  i got my hands dirty at The Steel Yard, helping clean up the site and their foundry building for an event they’re hosting tomorrow.  it was a great introduction to the site and with all of the construction they’re doing at their site, i might prove to be a valuable asset to their team.

after the volunteering gig, i took a break and started watching Weeds on Netflix.   i was a cautious viewer because i’ve heard quite a bit of hype around the series.  i like it though.  and i’ve already been warned the 4th season turns to crap, but… so far, 4 episodes into it, it’s a good show.  i’m looking forward to starting The Wire this weekend too, should have disc one of season one on Saturday.

the roommate search continues.  i am still looking to move closer to downtown and i’d like to pay less than $500 if that’s possible.  soooo…. if anyone knows anyone looking for a place near providence, or if you know someone that has an extra room to spare and that person doesn’t hate and/or is not deathly allergic to cats, PLEASE, let me know.  i’m also looking for some full-time employment.  not an easy thing to do in this economy.  i’ve been in increased contact with some of my college peers and the economy is rough on a lot of industries right now, but especially construction.  it’s challenging to stay positive, but most days, i can swing it.

all in all, there’s a lot to think about.  it’s a new challenge in my life.

in other news, miller lite tastes so good some days.  this is one of those days.  if only i had more of it; i’m finishing the last one.  it went deliciously with the curry that i made tonight.  i put the sauce with some ‘fiesta veggies’ and chickpeas and it turned out great.

tomorrow will come to early, helping set-up the site at The Steel Yard for the Senator’s visit.

good night.

the offspring…

February 3, 2009

so i don’t know when it comes out, but it looks good and i want to see it.

thank you josh spear

January 30, 2009

i love this!   anyone know where i can pick up his prints? 

OLLY MOSS

distracted

January 27, 2009

out of it… 

migraine yesterday, final fantasy X and resting up today.  blitzballing and the like…

i’ll retreat to a bowl of popcorn and a movie soon though.  

xo, mo

yum.

January 24, 2009

homemade chinese food. check

comfy sweatpants. check

horror flick.  check

it all seems too good to be true.

hideous men

January 20, 2009

John Krasinski, the dreamy guy, Jim from the American version of The Office, aired his directorial debut this week at Sundance and it has gotten a lot of press.  From what I understand, while John was attending Brown University, he was involved in a one-run play that was a narrative of author David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men.  The book was so inspiring, even as a narrative of short stories, that he took to adapting it to a screenplay.  JK was even fortunate enough to get David’s personal blessing to proceed with the project.  More info through the link.  And at the link there’s even a quick snippet of the film for those of us who couldn’t make it to Sundance this year ;).

I have wanted to read some material from DFW, so maybe this will be my jumping off point.

stuff.

January 7, 2009

some links i found entertaining.  enjoy:

things i want:

…a surprise ball;  just to be surprised, the good surprises aren’t as frequent as they used to be, chalk it up to experience.

this cuff is HOT; science and silver, music to my ears

cuz these knock-offs are so bad… i’d take any of ’em =)

sites i dig:

http://peoplewhodeserveit.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/ref/crosswords/kenken.html

news to me:

2009 predictions, actually quite scary.

gotta love their marketing campaign, i mean, what ever happened to “be like mike” or even this (NSFW)

…we don’t have to agree, Pope, shall we agree to disagree?  i don’t consider heterosexuals an endangered species, but ‘eh, he has his right to an opinion

she lived a full life, what a strong, beautiful woman, Eartha Kitt passed away on Christmas Day

math/science:

no shit, if i had cocaine, i’d be dancing too.  silly bees

what so many consider fundamental, numbers, are vague descriptions and not defined by words in an Amazonian Tribe

i had no idea so many new species are found so frequently, and one cannot forget about Aptostichus stephencolberti

intelligent design by design should provide intelligent thought and logical argument, right?  maybe not.  this article outlines some basic evolutionary concepts and refutes some of the creationist “logic” behind intelligent design.  very respectful and educated response to over 60 letters from Tennessee

what i’m watching:

tracey morgan cracks me up.  even on network t.v.

SPORTZ  from the lonely island.

…since i’ve gotten rid of the cable, my t.v. and movie intake is limited to the computer and my netflix while i’m home.  thank you HULU!  i can watch ghostbusters and arrested development in the same sitting at the same website.

what i’m listening to:

if you’ve read some of my other posts, you know i’m all about a good mash-up, and i like radiohead quite a bit too…check out jaydiohead

o…saya from the slumdog millionaire soundtrack

milk… a rave

December 27, 2008

so, milk’s now in 3 theaters that are within my acceptable driving range, and i didn’t even have to hassle with the mall to watch. unfortunately the movie includes a scene where they are eating Chinese takeout straight from the boxes… and if that doesn’t make you crave some Chinese Food, nothing will. Hell, if you know me you know how much I love me some Taco Bell and I passed TWO tonight without even flinching, there’s something about Chinese takeout that just pulls a girl towards it. So I have since ordered my orange chicken and will savor every bite as I watch some James Bond. YIPPEEEEE; oh and let me just say, seeing Franco in something other than Spiderman or Freaks & Geeks was a little weird, he was very good.

lars. another one.

December 21, 2008

So, Netflix brought me a Futurama movie to watch and one of the featured characters is “Lars.”  Only a little strange to me, because the last movie I watched was Lars and the Real Girl.  Not too many people named Lars out there, at least I hadn’t noticed it.

So next in my queue is Stardust.  Recommended by a friend.  We’ll see how it goes.

While I peruse the special features, I’ll share some old links.

November 23:  Tips to save money on clothes, home goods, pet stuff…  I especially liked the ShopItToMe and Etsy links.

November 25: Those crazy scientists have done it again, inventing stuff.  Scientist in Zurich have developed a completely water repelent fabric.   I want to know how you’d wash it, is it impermeable to dirt too?

November 26:  Gaming gone bad.  I like playing guitar hero, playing this game reminds me of all those mindless nights in college where we’d watch Alex play Tetris.  The game is mesmerizing even when you’re not the one playing.  This however, is at least, a questionable game.  It is also definitely NSFW.  

November 27:  This Thanksgiving post from Lifehacker logged the free software they are thankful for.  It includes operating systems (Linux), browsers (Firefox, Chrome), email clients (Opera, Gmail)… Not much in the name of security programs like with firewalls or spyware/adware scanners, but they did have CCleaner that I recently downloaded, it wipes your system of unnecessary temp files that your computer is storing.

** side note, Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash is CRAP.  I thought it’d be like Cherry Seven Up or at least similar, but it’s a sweet-mess.  So if you like it, come to my house and take it away, otherwise I’ll sell it for a nickel a can at the local beer store.

November 29:  A charming gallery of “The End” scenes from movies.

Seems like an appropriate place to end this post.  Fin.