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Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 03:29 pm
checking off boxes of movies to watch

this weekend i watched a heck of a lot of movies:

raise your voice: honestly, this was a terrible movie, but i really enjoyed watching it. i love seeing how rejects and punk kids from society are pictured on film. this movie was RIDICULOUS. seriously, i have no idea how anyone thought this was a good idea to make. plus, hilary duff's voice actually sucks in it and i mean, as in i would rather listen to nails scratch across the blackboard than listen to her "practicing" in the movie. also of note: one of the songs she sings sounds like a get up kids song with a girl singing. i mean, we're talking identical. very bizarre.

united states of leland: after the above ended i felt like i had to watch something else, so becky and i put this on, which we saw trailered on 'love me if you dare'. WELL, this was, by far, the best film i watched all weekend. it truly made my heart beat. i felt like i was watching a david gordon green film; the dialogue; the subtle acting, and the fact that ordinary things are made beautiful. it's actually very much like 'all the real girls' meets 'george washington'. that may not make sense to you, but you really should see this one. as the credits rolled, it reminded me that jeremy enigk (sunny day real estate, the fire theft) wrote the music! also, there are pixies songs aplenty. PUT THIS FILM ON YR QUEUES, PEOPLE!

suspect zero: this movie was alright, though ben kingsley was a little over the top at some points. i watched it with no expectations. some of it felt contrived, but the end had some interesting twists. if i said what movie this reminded me of, it would give away the twist, so i will not do so. ahh, i just looked at his profile to see who wrote this and what else they had done. well, one of his most recent includes elektra, which was unbelievably pathetic! i'm kind of at a loss. i guess that explains the weak dialogue. huh, but he also wrote pcu. that vexes me. in any case, this film was alright if you're looking for a semi-gruesome thriller.

i need to get around to watching Akarui mirai (bright future). i'm very much looking forward to it.

this weekend i also watched a few mr. show - season 3 episodes and a few monty python's flying circus episodes off disc 3. SO GOOD! i didn't accomplish anything i set out to other than cleaning and seeing damien jurado last night @ schuba's. i am SO glad i went, even if it was by myself. he was playing with a full band and this was, by far, the best i'd seen him. he did 'intoxicated hands' and i was bawling. a boy next to me was covertly wiping his face too. for his encore damien started with 'ohio' and amazingly i stayed dry-eyed. that was always a really meaningful jeremiah song. i'm really glad he didn't do 'a simple hello' though. the full band of 'abilene' was beautiful and man, the new t-shirts are beautiful too. i think that you would like them mandaroo. i can't find a picture online though. grr! i ended up picking up his lp of demos and the new album. go d-j!

Current Mood: accomplished?
Current Music: the clacking of keys

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whoisadam
whoisadam
Sebastian Adam
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)

why don't you tell me about these shows i would of liked to see DJ


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)

adam, you should've seen me. i called dave crying trying to get him to go to the show. UNFH. i didn't think you were a fan or i thought you were busy. I DON'T KNOW WHY I DIDN'T CALL YOU, maybe 'cause you rarely come out to the shows i do ask you to. :/ i will try again. JASON ANDERSON/KIMYA DAWSON = YOU HAVE TO COME SEE THEM!


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perezident
perezident
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)

I'm so bummed I missed this show....When I saw him in Seattle, release party for "I Break Chairs" he played Innevitable, and I had to drink another bourbon to make my heart stop breaking....Can I burn the lp and new albulm?


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)

yeah, well i think they'll probably tour again for this album. i mean, he was just here in october, i think, so he should be back! next time we can go and cry on each other's shoulders. that man is one of the most masterful lyricists on the globe. i don't know how to burn an lp, but you can "borrow" the album.


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perezident
perezident
Tue, Apr. 19th, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)

duh...i was thinking EP....i would love to hear the new one.....


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so_gracefully
so_gracefully
Warrior of the Worriers
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC)

i hated all the real girls (i think because i couldn't get past how much i disliked the actor who was the main character guy), so i don't know how to compare it, but the united states of leland was one of the top three most emotionally engaging films i have ever experienced. i couldn't even leave the theatre when it ended because my whole body was still crying and shaking and so out of control. i bought the dvd, but am scared to watch it again in case it immobilizes me like that again, heh. seriously, one of the best films i have ever seen, ever. not even because i think ryan gosling is anything, because i really didn't think he was attractive or whatever before or during that movie. afterward, i saw him as this OMG AMAZING ACTOR but then i saw the notebook and i was like, yeah, he is pretty much just a kinda hot normal guy i think.

also, i'm pretty sure they never released the soundtrack, but i have the mp3s of the three jeremy-enigk-and-a-guitar songs from the movie if you are interested.


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)

kayters!

try watching 'all the real girls' again. seriously. i got a lot out of watching it a 2nd and 3rd time. i am also partial because i saw the film at my old school and then there was a q&a with dgg and that actor whose name i can't remember either and he was just really smart and had really thoughtful answers and OH! GOD! they love great music!

yeah, i am definitely going to watch 'the notebook' sometime, probably when i'm pmsing and shoving chocolate in my mouth! that's how i felt when 'all the real girls' was over though, like "wow". also, 'fat girl'. movies that send a message to yr body to not move after they are over are incredible!

also, yes yes yes, i do want those mp3s. aim me? do i even have yr name on my buddy list? i'm madflowr.


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selectyourplaye
selectyourplaye
jim stark
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)

l- i added you today. -a.


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madflowr
madflowr
she speaks in song lyrics
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)

rad! i added you back! beware of EVEN MORE POSTS FROM ME. hah. thanks alex. :)


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contrary
contrary
. . .
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)

i LOVE united states of leland. i want to own it so much!


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bluelionsroar
bluelionsroar
Mon, May. 30th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
Anyone know about David Gordon's next project?

I heard DGG was also filming the adaptation of Lord Vishnu's Love Handles.

http://print.google.com/print/doc?articleid=7H2uX0Dh5DJ

There's a website called www.psychiccow.com but that's all I can find.

heard anything? I looks like a comedy which would be interesting to see what DGG would do with.


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