Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Today was my first day back at school after a week of exam leave. Which means that all of my results came in...and let's just say, they weren't good at all. Good thing they're only mock exams, huh? Anyway, while I think that in order to succeed in the real exams I have to stop watching movies and stop blogging, I am determined that school will not ruin my Tuesday Movie Night. What's on the menu for tonight? Rio and Catfish. Hopefully either of these movies will give me a bit of a happiness boost after a particularly bad day.

Anyway, while I listen to Jesse Eisenberg's voice (which I love because it is so nerdy and cute, just like him) and watch The Social Network's companion, check out these lovely posts...

I've seen a few reviews coming in for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy...you know, from those lucky Brits who have already got it. Film Intel does a pretty positive one.

Now this post was written a while ago, but I horribly forgot to add it in my last links post because I'm quite useless. Anyway, Nikhat at Being Norma Jeane did a brilliant comparison between Schindler's List and The Pianist, two of the best movies about the Holocaust. I love both of these movies dearly, but when I release my new top 100, you'll see which one I love more...

The brilliant blog Bonjour Tristesse just celebrated it's first birthday, and the day after, had a review on Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless on tap, which is a movie I'd like to see very much.

I love Knocked Up. It seems that Andy at Andy Buckle's Film Emporium really liked it too.

As part of his Noir-a-thon, Toby at blah blah blah gay watched Double Indemnity. Barbara Stanwyck was absolutely chilling in this.

Another day, another review of Drive. I need this movie in my life. Surrender to the Void gives me a few reasons why.

Abduction has not been treated kindly. Too frickin right though...it looks awful. Tom Clift wrote a hilarious review for Cut Print Review. The review is probably better than the movie!

Best list ever? Well, my cuzzie from Invers Tyler at Southern Vision compiled a totally epic list of the 100 essential foreign films. Which is an amazing bloody list. And it's amazingly helpful for someone like me!

Speaking of epicness, Front Room Cinema's brilliant 'World Icon Tour' has made it's way around the world and is now finished. Be sure to check out all of the posts!

Wow, someone has finally written about something that I've thinking about for such a long time! The Elusiveness of Cinematic Greatness...it's all at Anomalous Material, and you need to read it. Pronto.

So, the Toronto International Film Festival finished a little while ago, but I'm still practically obsessing over the films that were shown over there (when can I see them?!). And Ryan's coverage at The Matinee was awesome, and it can never get enough love.

Have a good week!


  1. Thanks for the link. I saw CATFISH... did not like it. RIO... does not interest me. Hope you have a good night though. And get to work on your exams, girl! I don't want to sound naggy but those are really important. Especially in the pisspoor economical state the world's in. But enough of that... My movie night is Wednesday. Tomorrow! It's marathon night and I'm watching three great masterpieces by Gus van Sant as part of his Death trilogy: GERRY, ELEPHANT and LAST DAYS. Very minimalist but hauntingly beautiful.

  2. It's okay, I forgive you :P Just kidding, thank you so much for the link!
    I'm pretty sure I know which one has a higher rank in your list, but they both really are excellent films.

  3. I quite liked Rio even though it isn't the best animated feature of the year. Eisenberg voices the main character well. Compare him to the annoyance of Seth Rogen as Paul! Even though I couldn't see the jerk he still pissed me off!!
    The NZFF is shorter this year because it is playing in H North and not Napier as per usual. Our museum is being upgraded and hence the cinema inside is closed down. I have looked at the list and it is at least 10 films shorter than if it played here in Napier.
    The bugger is that yes I'm going to miss them all but Taxi Driver is missing and I would not have missed that on the big screen for anything.

  4. I loved Catfish, really thought provoking, and not what I expected! Haven't seen Rio yet though, look forward to your thoughts on it!

  5. Thank you for including me in the links!

  6. Oh thanks. I really think you will enjoy Drive if you have a love for Ryan Gosling. The dude is so hot right now.

  7. Thanks for the mention Stevee! Hopefully you're exams aren't too stressful and you can get back to the movies soon

  8. Tyler - Hmmmmm...Catfish was interesting.
    Whoa, you're movie nights put me to shame! I just watch whatever is coming out, coz that's what us Blockbuster employees do.
    And yes, I'm getting on to the exams. We have six weeks until the real ones start, so we're all under a bit of pressure!

    Andy - You're welcome :)

    Nikhat - Haha, I know you know which one is on top. But they are such brilliant films!

    Brent - Oh gosh I know! Seth Rogen's voice irritated me a bit in Paul!
    I saw that your NZFF was cut short...I was hoping that Martha Marcy May Marlene might be playing up there but no dice! And it sucks that you'll be missing out on Taxi Driver! I watched that for the first time about a month ago and really loved it!

    Ruth - Catfish wasn't at all what I was expecting either! It was interesting. I'll see if I can review Rio for you!

    Bonjour Tristesse - You are welcome :)

    thevoid99 - Oh yes, I have a love for Ryan Gosling. Always have, always will.

    Tom - That's okay! And I hope so too!

  9. Thanks for the link Stevee! Hope you do a lot better at the real exams :)


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