Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday Links and Other Stuff #27

What I'm watching tonight...


These past two weeks have been filled with movies that I've been wanting to see. I rewatched Moneyball last night (which I loved even more the second time around) and gave 30 Minutes or Less a go. Tonight, I'm watching The Vow and finally The Ides of March. However, next week won't be the same. I literally only have Katherine Heigl's One for the Money to watch. Fun.

Video of the week...


What else do you expect me to put here? The Django Unchained 'teaser' came out last week and it was pretty damn awesome. I wish it had more Leo, though. I piss myself laughing every time I see that zoom in on his face.

Podcast plug...
If you haven't listened to the Demented Podcast's Battle Royale yet, what's wrong with you? It's been weeks in the making (scheduling difficulties), and it was a pretty fun way to end a week filled with exams. And you'll have to see who is victorious out of me, Kai, Rachel, Jandy and Jason.

Links...
Andy is currently living it up at this year's Sydney Film Festival. Check out the amazing (and oh so prolific) coverage over at his site.

Wanna get involved in something cool, and consider yourself a bit of a Francophile? Check out Lesya's Paris in Genres, and recommend your favourite Parisian set film!

Mette offers a brilliant list of her favourite coming of age films.

Bonjour Tristesse has a review of one of my most anticipated films of the year, Cosmopolis.

The response to the LAMB's Foreign Chops all about French New Wave was quite impressive, and definitely gave me a lot to build on for the rest of the month.

The Kid in the Front Row has some lovely things to say about blogging. I wish I could better enforce the 'take a break' advice!

Sati has another 'Visual Parallels' post, this time looking at the similarities between Amelie and The Artist.

Taking some inspiration from me, Tyler shares his 50 film facts about himself.

Over at Front Room Cinema Tom looks at the career of the brilliant Richard Linklater. And here I can politely mention that a certain Christian McKay was great in his underrated film Me and Orson Welles.

Final word...
What's the best blogging advice you've received/you can give?

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for the linkage AGIN Stevee!! you are a true friend!

    Best Advice....?

    Just keep on keeping on posting!! and If you post it they will come!!

    I know that sounds a bit vague but it is true....

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    1. Haha, your advice isn't good for me right now. I'm posting lots but through that I've lost all ability to relax. My friends think that I'm crazy!

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  2. Thanks for the linkage. Best blogging advice I've ever received or can give? Always set post deadlines, and do your best to meet them. Something I could certainly improve with.

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    1. Yeah, that's something I could improve with, too. Still, I pretty much just go with the flow and post whatever I want to.

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  3. I need to see Ides of March, too.

    I had no doubts that you'd put the Django trailer here. I'm so so so excited! Although the last year was good for movies, 2012 is being amazing. I've already loved Prometheus, The Avengers and The Hunger Games (all blockbusters and action), so I can't wait to see other genres and potential award nominees.

    Merci beaucoup for the Paris link!

    The best Blog Advice that I can give... Just enjoy writing. And don't worry if you can't do it regularly because for many it's not about a number of clicks and followes, but about those who truly enjoy your posts, even though it may be that there are few readers.

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    1. The Ides of March is brilliant stuff. Definitely check it out.

      2012 is a great year, and I haven't seen that many films yet.

      That's blogging advice I can get behind, even though I have to remind myself of it from time to time!

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  4. The only sad thing about the Battle Royale is that there's no possible way that Nick could have included all of the craziness from it due to time constraints. There was a lot of funny (and much about Kai's and Jason's alleged podcast) that ended up on the cutting room floor--but it's still pretty funny.

    Blog advice? Blog for yourself. Don't worry about anyone else.

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    1. Yeah, what he said... about everything (including blogging advice). And actually, there was only one real "Kai/Jason podcast" joke that was cut from the actual duration of the game--the others that were cut were while talking after the show. But yeah, there was at least an hour of funny insanity that was cut out. Glad you enjoyed yourself, Stevee! It was fun.

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    2. It was still a really fun experience! Thanks guys!

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  5. The Ides of March is good. It opens slows and the ending abrupt, but it's good. Also, ugh, you only have One for the Money for next week? For God's sake, woman, find out when Shame is getting released in New Zealand!

    For advice, write what you love and love what you write. That's all I have to say.

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    1. Shame is out the following week. SO FUCKING EXCITED!

      That's good advice. I don't always love what I write, but I do write what I love.

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  6. Well, One for the Money wasn't at disappointing as some "classics" I watched last month. At least you won't have any expectations.

    Thanks for the link, too! (And the other ones, some good stuff I hadn't read yet).

    Blogging advice... write when you feel like writing, don't write when you don't feel like writing.

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    1. Haha, that's the best thing about supposed shitty movies!

      I always feel like writing, but nothing ever comes out, it is so annoying! But really good advice!

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  7. The word "Francophile" worries me when I see it in case you're referring to someone being a Jess Franco fan.

    I think point 4 on that list is particularly good, especially the second part of it. I'm sure I could get a lot more readers (not that I actually have ever really sought them) if my review choices were a bit less esoteric, or if my blog had a more defined focus (it's not a new releases blog, it's not a classic film blog, it's not a horror blog, etc). But it's the stuff you do that other people don't that makes a blog interesting.

    Point 10, of course, is the most vital one. If the blog's not satisfying you, the creator, something's not right with it.

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    1. Haha, I don't even know if Francophile is the correct term. I heard it once, so I decided I'd make use of the word.

      Exactly. I always like to switch things up, which is something that I particularly like about blogging. If it satisfies me, then it might satisfy someone else!

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  8. Thank you for the link! I'd love to read your Ides of March review, I don't know why so many people said this one was average - for me it's in top 5 of last year.

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    1. I'll have my review up tomorrow. Really good film!

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  9. How can anyone not love Leo's eye-brow raising in that trailer? He looks like he's having fun. That just makes him even cooler.

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    1. I'm hoping he did a great job with that role, because a change of scene could get him that ever elusive Oscar!

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  10. Haven't seen The Vow yet but I liked The Ides of March. Solid cast and it moved along swiftly enough, which is no small feat in these kind of political thrillers. Hope you enjoy both Stevee!

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    1. The Ides of March was pretty good, and I don't even like political thrillers! And I enjoyed The Vow too, surprisingly.

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  11. Thanks for the link Stevee! I think everyone else here have already covered the best blogging advice I could offer.

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  12. I need to spend more time writing and less time reading everyone elses! That's my advice to me anyway!

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    1. That's always a good thing! Writing is great.

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  13. I'm curious to see what you'll think of The Vow. I know you will like Ides of March :)
    Best blog advice? Be active- comment on other people's blogs and reply to your own!

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    1. The Vow was actually really quite good (I thought, anyway).

      Wish I could do that more often!

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