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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Freaks and Geeks

Hello friends.

No substantial blog post this week (hooray). Kinda busy this weekend with homework and stuff so I'll try to keep this short and sweet.

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Got myself a new "Star Wars" poster for the original film (otherwise known as Episode IV - A New Hope). Cause I'm totally cool like that.
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Hung out with fellow blogger, Tran aka applemilk on Tumblr/Pomme on Blogger. Do follow her if her blog(s) is/are of personal interest to you.

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Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover (of "Community" fame), released his new EP this week. Best part? It's free. Dude doesn't need money and doesn't need to sign to a label. He's been releasing tracks for free a while now for everyone to share and love. I recommend everyone check it out because it's damn good. Damn. Good.

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Acquired three new Blu-rays as part of JB Hi-Fi's evil "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" deal. Ta-da.

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WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING

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A film projectionist dreams of having detective adventures and puts his amateur skills to the test after a rival steals his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch. Not my first exposure to silent film but was the first silent film I sat through and finished. Surprisingly short coming in at 40 minutes. Extremely hilarious and completely ahead of it's time. Can clearly see the link between Buster Keaton and Jackie Chan. People should take the time to see this film because it's absolutely hilarious and will definitely leave heads scratching at some of the high points of the film.

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A lowly soldier captures the commanding general of the opposing army and traverses from the battlefield back to his homeland in hopes that the general's surrender would give the lowly soldier a chance of freedom... and a farm. Jackie Chan is fun to watch and enjoyable in this film and has a role that does good by his age. Not as serious as "Shinjuku Incident". Fairly predictable story but the buddy relationship between Chan and Wang Leehom is entertaining. It's okay.



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A father, stricken with a terminal cancer, does not have long to live and does the best he can to try and prepare his autistic 22 year old son for the real world. Jet Li's first dramatic role and it's a damn good one. A bit of overacting on part of Li's autistic son in some instances. Guaranteed tearjerker, no joke. Somewhat depressing but carries with it a very strong and humane message. Do watch.



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A chameleon travels to Dirt where he is appointed sheriff after accidentally slaying a hawk but soon learns that there is a conspiracy running within the town that revolves around water. Very referential film and owes a lot to Roman Polanski's "Chinatown" in terms of plot and character as well as paying homage to the Western genre. Bizarre, crazy, entertaining. Will definitely surprise you on how good the film actually is. Pixar should watch out. I would write a longer "review" but not today.



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Was meant to have seen a lot more films this week but could not because returning to Uni has drained the life out of me. Oh well.
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Here's the brand new full length trailer to "Super 8". Watch it because it's amazingly awesome. Seriously.



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The Extended Editions of "The Lord of the Rings" Blu-Ray were revealed this past week and I for one am majorly excited. No concrete date has been set for the release but I'm just glad I didn't buy the theatrical cuts first and waited for this.
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That's all this week. Thanks for reading. Now go. :)

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1 comment:

  1. (I still haven't gotten around to watching Star Wars, and you probably) haven't gotten your tees printed have you? lol

    I don't know why I thought that 'Rango' had an identity crisis.
    And who killed the bank manager? :s
    Anyways, thanks for Sat. :)

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