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Can you believe that I just watched Say Anything for the first time in my life? And I grew up in the 80s…

Siskel and Ebert’s review of the movie:

Which led me to Siskel and Ebert’s review of Princess Bride:

Which I decided to watch again….Inconceivable!

Though unfortunately, if you have never seen this, I have to warn you that the very last few minutes of the movie are obliterated.

And since this is YouTube, these links probably won’t be valid for long…enjoy while you can!

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Just watched this with my family a few nights ago. What interested me was the younger daughter’s struggle to decide what she wanted out of life, and her search to find the answers in her dying mother’s past.

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Disturbia
Fracture
Jindabyne
Ocean’s 13
Hitman
Gone Baby Gone
No Country for Old Men
Sleuth
Vantage Point
The Kingdom

Once and one of the songs from the movie, Falling Slowly, which was written by the lead actors themselves
Three Times
Water
Something New
Waitress
Georgia Rule
In the Land of Woman
No Reservations
Things We Lost in the Fire
Broken English
Feast of Love
Becoming Jane
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Time to Leave
Tsotsi
Reign over Me
Close to Home
Diggers
Moliere
Lust, Caution
Dans Paris
Goya’s Ghosts
This Is England
Into the Wild
Margot at the Wedding
December Boys
Um, documentary actually, but very dramatic: The 11th Hour
August Rush
Away from Her
Evening

and a blast from the past: Good Will Hunting

The Ten
The Valet
The Ex
The Darjeeling Limited
2 Days in Paris
Broken Flowers
The Savages
Gray Matters
Nancy Drew
Death at a Funeral
My Best Friend
Charlie Bartlett
Rocket Science
Introducing the Dwights
Dedication
Eagle vs. Shark
Red Doors

and i still love this clip from Shark Tale

and, remember this? As Good as It Gets

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While I was crocheting this weekend, I watched:

Fahrenheit 9/11
Bowling for Columbine
Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices
An Inconvenient Truth
Super Size Me
The Future of Food

I now feel horribly guilty 🙂 I am a consumerist pig. Aaaagh.

I also watched:

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Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
The Da Vinci Code

I absolutely love Harold. He is so adorably uptight. I love the part where he tells Kumar to “Use the presets!” in the car, and the part where he freaks out after Doogie Howser steals his car.

The Da Vinci Code was not bad. The book was better, and went into more detail.

If any of the above links are bad, check Alluc.org and Peekvid.com to find them again, as movies are taken down and moved around a lot.

Originally posted on February 7, 2007

Some comedies and animation to cheer us all up:

Cars I like the hick pickup truck best
Flushed Away Looks okay, but i really like the screaming slug
Ratatouille A foodie rat after my own heart…the animation looks amazing
Arthur and the Invisibles I love little secret worlds…somehow reminds me of The Dark Crystal

A bunch of comedies…
Man of the Year
Running with Scissors
Keeping Mum
The Holiday
Because I Said So
Music and Lyrics

Oh, and watch the TV shows Heroes and The Little Mosque on the Prairie while you’re at it.

Originally posted on January 7, 2007

Unbelievably awesome warriors: 300
Beowulf and Grendel–a Canadian film!
Futuristic end of the world tale: Children of Men
First of a trilogy, written by a teenage boy: Eragon
A combination of Finnish and Chinese folklore, Jade Warrior
Tony Jaa’s martial arts movies, Ong Bak and The Protector
A dark fairy tale from Spain: Pan’s Labyrinth
A very different technique, half filmed, half animated: A Scanner Darkly

Originally posted on August 17, 2006

Must. See. Spiderman. (My favourite superhero, way better than batman and superman (except for michael keaton’s batman) and tobey maguire is one of the only white dudes i think is actually attractive. perfect bod.) 🙂

Loverboy. Too weird, but it’s got everybody in it: Kyra Sedgewick, Marisa Tomei, Campbell Scott, Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Oliver Platt.

The Pursuit of Happyness. Will Smith is the best! Looks to be very inspiring. Did you see him in Hitch? Definitely one of my favourites.

The Science of Sleep. Looks like a wonderfully silly and charming exploration of dreams and the internal landscape of the human mind by the same guy who did Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which i loved.

Oh, i love fairy tales. I was charmed by Cleveland Heep in the first trailer, without even seeing the Lady in the Water, and then i watched the second trailer and realized it was a bit more of a dark fairy tale. 🙂

Dancing penguins! Happy Feet But as far as animated movies go, my favourite is still Finding Nemo (the seagulls, speaking whale, and the turtle dudes), and then this awesome clip from Shark Tale. The SHRIMP!!! Squeeeeeeee!

Kinda dumb, but just because of the internet hype leading up to the movie, ya gotta see it: Snakes on a Plane

Oooo! Charlotte’s Web! It’s always wonderful to see books you loved as a child come to the big screen (if they’re done well, that is…)

Stranger than Fiction. I don’t usually like Will Farrell, but Emma Thompson is fantastic. And Queen Latifah too.

Brad Pitt in Babel. Language, misunderstandings, and the line: “If you want to be understood…listen.”

Greg Kinnear in Little Miss Sunshine: A family on the verge of a breakdown. In a yellow VW van.
-Grandpa, am I pretty?
-You are the most beautiful girl in the whole world.
-Nah, you’re just saying that.
-No, I’m madly in love with you, and it’s not because of your brains or your personality.

And I still want to see Crash. Sandra Bullock is in it, and I think I may have spotted Daniel Dae Kim in the trailer. It looks like a moment of truth and clarity amidst the sham and drudgery that usually is Hollywood.

Speaking of Sandra Bullock, number one on this list should be The Lake House. Almost verbatim remake of the Korean film Il Mare (Shiwolae)! Woohoo! Finally Hollywood is making some sense!

Okay, okay, i think that’s enough. If you want more, go to Apple Trailers

Originally posted on August 12, 2006

According to this article, this is my ice cream personality, and I find it to be quite right:

Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
You have a sweet tooth, Taurus, and you’re also quite social. Because you like the finer things in life, you can be found at a local bistro sharing a dish of rich, creamy gelato with a friend. Or, you may opt for the sinful Founder’s Favorite at Cold Stone Creamery … sweet cream ice cream, pecans, brownies, fudge and caramel. A Taurus friend once said that eating a bowl of chocolate ice cream topped with raspberries, almonds and Amaretto is “comparable to having good sex … you can enjoy it slowly, to the very last drop.”

ㅋㅋㅋㅋ 🙂
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And now for a bit of colour:

Check out these photos of a really colourful stationery shop, Broadway Paper. And then there’s a great furniture and home decorating company called Maine Cottage. I particularly like their bookshelves, and just playing with the color palette.
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This looks like a good movie, with Kal Penn in the main role. It’s about a young man named Gogol Ganguli who wants to change his name to fit in with mainstream American society, but then learns the history behind his name…something to do with train accident that his father was in in the 70’s in India. I particularly like a bit of dialogue from the trailer where the son asks, of his father’s near death experience:

“Do I remind you of that night?”

The father replies, “You remind me of everything that followed. Every day since then has been a gift.”

It’s based on the book by Jhumpa Lahiri and it opens in September in the States, but I don’t know about here in Korea…
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Here’s what Calvin has to say about life:

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Originally posted on August 12, 2006

Must be the weather 🙂

Jo Han Sun

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More photos at Naver

More info at HanCinema