Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Links and Other Stuff #44

What I'm watching tonight...


Well, it has been a strange week since I last had a Tuesday Movie Night. On Wednesday night, I was announced as Head Girl of our school. It was pretty much the happiest moment of my life because I can honestly say I wasn't expecting it at all. Apart from the party straight after the prize-giving, I haven't had a lot of time to celebrate because my 87 year old Grandma who has advanced dementia has recently become very sick. It has been an exhausting week, as she's been hitting rock bottom, but then she comes right again. And then there was the Connecticut shooting, which shocked me more than anything. My thoughts are with those affected - such an awful thing to happen.
So yes, seemingly everything is happening right now, and I'm immensely exhausted from it all. And it will just keep going. But I'm buying all of my Christmas presents tomorrow, which will most definitely cheer me up. That's after I settle down with some movies. The Bourne Legacy is the only release tomorrow (Hope Springs and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World are out on Friday, strangely), so I'll be watching that, alongside something else in my pile.

Video of the week...



Among the good things of last week was the fact that Genrocks brought out Filmography 2012. I have literally waited all year for this. And I will go on watching it at least 50 times throughout the year until the next one comes out. I'm not joking.

Links...
Josh breaks down his best screenplays from the 1940s. Man, there were some good writers around back in those days.

Dan writes about the terrific set design in Children of Men, one of the more terrifyingly realistic dystopian films.

Nikhat is on her way to celebrating her third anniversary with Being Norma Jeane, and she's celebrating with all kinds of lists. Her one on her favourite looking films is fantastic!

Local mega-site Flicks has their top 20 of 2012 (going by NZ release dates) up and the number one is pretty darn cool.

Sam reflects on the six best soundtracks of 2012 - you'll be wanting to fill your iPod up after reading this list!

The Film Experience has an interesting post up about the flaws within the Best Picture hopefuls this year. Not every film can be perfect.

Bonjour Tristesse shares their list of the best foreign films of 2012. A great guide to what I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for.

Andy shares his favourite male and female performances of 2012. Any mention of Matty M and Fassy is a win with me.

Candice was lucky enough to check out Zero Dark Thirty and she had good notices for Jessica Chastain. Still my most anticipated film, like, ever.

This will be my last links post for the rest of the year. Like most people I will doing a few retrospective posts (based on the few 2012 films I've seen, haha), but for now, if you've ever been linked on one of these posts during the year, thanks for being so awesome!

Final word...
Favourite and least favourite films of 2012?

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the links!

    Sorry to hear about your grandmother, Stevee. I know how that goes and it isn't an easy road.

    As for the recent events in Newtown, I'd say it's less shocking and more a tragedy. I've come to expect them now. If the U.S. doesn't do something about gun control there's just going to be another massacre in a few months. It's the sad truth. Plus, the fucking media isn't helping at all.

    Also, congratulations on being appointed head girl. That must be an awesome feeling!

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  2. Right now, my favorite film of 2012 is Holy Motors. My least favorite at the moment are some of the material I saw on Project X. I was appalled by the behavior of those boys.

    Sorry about your grandmother. My maternal grandmother died last year of stomach cancer. At least I was able to give her a final hug.

    What happened at Newton sucked. I hope it raises more awareness about mental illness since there was clearly something wrong with that young man though I don't think there's any answers into why he did what he did.

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  3. Thanks Stevee! You already know my favorite is Holy Motors. Least favorite, Pirahna 3DD

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  4. Congrats on your award, that sounds amazing, but I am also sorry to hear about your grandma, I hope she will be alright!
    I really don't have A favourite this year, but I will surely make a Best of 2012 list!

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  5. I hope everything goes alright with your grandma.

    Thanks for the link.

    As for favourite and least favourite, they are both superhero movies. You can guess.

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  6. Stevee, thanks for the link and congrats on being Head Girl!

    I'm going to check out a bunch of those links, which look really interesting.

    My favorite movie so far is Moonrise Kingdom. It's easily my favorite experience at the theater this year and reminded me why I used to love Wes Anderson's films so much. I didn't have big expectations based on the preview, but I loved it from start to finish. It's so hard to say about worst movies. I'd probably go with Safe House, which was just really boring.

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  7. Congrats on your success and deepest sympathies about your grandma, I hope she will be all right!

    My fav of 2012 is TDKR and Killer Joe and the worst Cloud Atlas because it nearly bored me to death.

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  8. Thanks for the link! :)

    My favorite is Holy Motors, and my least favorite is Total Recall.

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  9. I love end of year videos like that! I hope you don't mind, I borrowed it from you to feature in a post on my page. I linked you. Anyway, I still feel like I have too much to see before I close the book on 2012. But I agree with thevoid that Project X was complete trash.

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  10. Sorry to hear about your grandma Stevee :( And certainly, it was a tough weekend with the sickening horror that unfolded in Connecticut... Hope you feel better soon!

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You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

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