I don't really like listening to music in the morning mostly because I've gotta carry around my Mixstyle headphones. I like my headphones, sure, but they're too much for me to carry around. Takes too much space in my bag and is sometimes annoying when I take it off. It rips the hair off my neck, haha. I need regular earphones for the sake of travelling.
To combat this though, I've acquired a copy of Haruki Murakami's novel, "Dance Dance Dance". I've been wanting to read this book for a while and, if Hendrik is reading this, thanks again for lending it to me! Now I can look forward to reading this to and from Uni. I had this overwhelming feeling to re-read "Norwegian Wood" the other day but I'm gona save that for later in the year. I want to re-read it in time for the Japanese film (well whenever it releases on DVD here anyway). I hear the film is to be released sometime in December. Long, long wait.
------------Oh hey look, Amanda Seyfried just took took part in a photoshoot with Esquire magazine. A really hot one! Check out the photos HERE if anyone is actually interested. I know I would be, haha. :D
WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING
------------I also saw a short cut of "The Big Lebowski" in Screen Analysis and decided to investigate further. I've never seen the film in it's entirety and have seen bits and pieces of it but when i watched it the other day, I really enjoyed it. You can't go wrong with Jeff Bridges who was a perfect cast to play "The Dude". Quite a funny movie too with genuine laugh out loud moments for me. As absurd as the film's narrative may be, it's one that's really unique and kind of a trademark of the Coen Brothers.
"Y'know what I think? Don't really matter what I think. Once that first bullet goes past your head, politics and all that shit just goes right out the window."
I saw a lot this week didn't I? Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass have collaborated before on "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Bourne Ultimatum" so when I was watching "Green Zone", I couldn't help but think this was what happened to Jason Bourne before he got his amnesia, haha. It looked decent and it was just that, decent. It's entertaining and somewhat compelling for the most part but I think the main problem with this film is that it's not really relevant anymore. The film is set during Bush's time as president and has a strong anti-"war on terror" agenda which deterred my viewing experience. It's not a bad film, just alright and watchable.
____________________________________________________________Earlier this week, Channing Tatum was considered for the role of "Captain America". Sure, Tatum's got the build for Captain America and look but I personally would not want him in that role. Captain America is more than a hero, he's an icon of American patriotism. He's the embodiment of American ideals and American values. If I wanted a Captain America, I'd want someone who can actually act as well, haha.
Now it's being reported that Chris Evans has been offered the role of the First Avenger. The last comic book character he portrayed was Johnny Storm in "Fantastic Four" and his upcoming film, "The Losers" is also a comic book adaptation. He also voiced Casey in "TMNT", but I dunno if the Ninja Turtles originally began in comics or not. Chris Evans as Captain America is okay and I can kinda live with that but I still prefer someone more masculine for the role.
More "Captain America" news but I promise this will be the last one. Hugo Weaving has been confirmed for the role of Red Skull, the main villain of the film. I absolutely love this casting. Hugo Weaving is a great Australian actor and his evil portrayal of Agent Smith in "The Matrix" trilogy are probably the best part about those films. Plus his narration of anything is awesome (as evident in "The Lord of the Rings" and in the trailer for "Legend of the Guardians").
Ah yes, the full "Predators" movie trailer is here! It's not a sequel to the second or first "Predator" movie but is a completely different movie entirely, a sort of reboot of the franchise with a completely different story. The synopsis of the film reads like this:
Royce, a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors who come to realize they’ve been brought together on an alien planet… as prey. With the exception of a disgraced physician, they are all cold-blooded killers mercenaries, Yakuza, convicts, death squad members human “predators” that are now being systemically hunted and eliminated by a new breed of alien Predators.
This is going to be kick-ass.
Now I dunno if this is going to seem funny to anyone but I got a good chuckle out of them and thought that they were majorly awesome. So with the said, I shall end tonight's post with the following finds of the week.