Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Link Exorcism

Don't worry, I am not exorcising links (as that is not possible). I'm just having another interesting movie night. In fact, this week there are 5 main releases coming out, and I've decided to watch them all. Last night, I checked out the uneven How Do You Know and the also uneven Fair Game. Tonight I am checking out Gnomeo and Juliet, The Last Exorcism and Tamara Drewe. The latter was actually the only one I wanted to see. Oh, and seeing as it is a Tuesday, I am still having some more pain. I returned to school yesterday and only just survived the whole day. Today I only survived two periods...and I've been sleeping since I got home. Seriously, getting your tonsils out is not recommended.

Anyway, while I watch Shakespearian gnomes, exorcisms and British bed-hopping, please take the time to view these stellar posts from the week gone by...

Okay, well, first of all, our 2nd place Stage Challenge performance was uploaded to YouTube today. If you have a spare 10 minutes, check it out. There's a bit of a problem with the audio at the end...not sure what it is, but it's pretty good to watch. Oh yeah, if you were wondering which one is me, I'm one of the students in the history class, the one who is leaning on the desk closest to the teacher.

Film Intel just reviewed Black Swan, which is quickly turning into my current film obsession. Seriously, had my friend not stolen my copy off me last week, I would have watched this at least 10 times by now.

There's an interesting post on how you can understand movies being 'overrated' at Hollywood Dreamland. I personally hate the term, but I've seen plenty of overrated movies in my time.

Hatter at The Dark of the Matinee has been enduring some painful movies as part of his 'King of Pain' marathon, including this gem from my youth: What a Girl Wants.

The LAMMYs may be over, by the awesome LAMBcasters just released their LAMMY-nominated podcasts homage show. Absolutely hilarious!

Larry at themoviesnob dug out this little gem of an advertisement, which tells it like it is with The Tree of Life. You don't like it, you ain't getting a refund. I have a feeling we'll have to do this at work whenever it comes out here...

Speaking of The Tree of Life, Lesya at Eternity of Dream did one amazing review on that movie. Which makes me even more excited to see it at the NZFF, because there have been so many confused reactions over it.

Univarn at A Life in Equinox takes a look at how being distracted by technological instruments ruins a movie. Yes it does, but I can't help playing on my iPod touch. And I've been a multi-tasker forever.

Resident funny-person Simon tells us about the misrepresentation of twins in popular culture. Further reason why Four of Them won the funniest LAMMY.

What's the worst film you've ever seen? Mine is definitely The Hottie and the Nottie, starring the talented Paris Hilton (haha). Andy at Andy Buckle's Film Emporium wants to know your opinion, but he thinks Batman and Robin is pretty awful.

Happythankyoumoreplease was a film I watched at 1am on a Sunday morning, and one that I generally liked. It seems it has a fan over at Anomalous Material, too.

It was Paul Thomas Anderson's birthday yesterday, and Southern Vision celebrated by unleashing his five best characters. I bet you can guess who one of them is.

Have a great week, and stay excellent!


  1. Thanks for the link, Stevee. That Stage Challenge was great, just watched the vid. Well done!

  2. I must dis-agree with Fair Game being uneven!! It is based on real events and I think Watts a and Penn play the protagonsits extremely well. I saw it several months ago out at Havelock North and was quite impressed.
    I've read several books and articles on the events depicted and what you see is prety much what happened. Not a particulalry nice way of treating those who you send out do to your dirty work is it?! I think it is one of the beeter and more intelligent films of the year. I reviwed it several months ago and praised it highly. Made me think whereas something like Green Lantern or Super 8 is mind rot!!

  3. magnoliaforever - You're welcome! And thanks for watching it, glad you liked it.

    Brent - Calm down. I haven't written a full review yet, have I? I really liked the film, but it was uneven in terms of the way it was made. So just leave ya ranting until I actually review this movie with more than one word?

  4. Thanks for the plug Stevee!

    Some other links captured my attention as well.

  5. Thanks for the plug Stevee. I didn't expect that post to draw so much attention haha. I also loved the Lambcast. Tom Clift in his Matineecast homage actually mentions B+R.


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