Saturday, February 28, 2009

my fav movie posters


'Wee planets'

Wee Planets By Alexandre Duret-Lutz
These are very very cool. Quite trippy panoramas.
More here:

'I am McLovin'

I watched 'Superbad' last night for about the fifth or sixth time. I just love this movie. Makes me laugh everytime :)

This is probably my favourite part of the whole film.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

'BBFF?' 'Best Fuckin' Friends Forever, man!'

The Oscars....

...were fantastic! Loved every minute of it :D

I thought the Jackman did a fantastic job. I don't really understand why many people thought he performed poorly. I think people missed the fact that he was being funny by the way he acted and performed and not through one-liner jokes. I felt that Jackman's hosting made the Oscars seem a bit more personal and more intimate. I really loved the part when Anne Hatheway and Hugh Jackman both began to sing. Anne has such a lovely voice! I forgot that she sings so well...memories from 'Ella Enchanted' have been resurfaced haha.
Moments I liked:
-'Slumdog' winning all the awards that it did :D
-Heath's win. Very well deserved
-Ben Stillers inpersonation of Jacquin Phoenix

-Sean Penn's win :)
-The whole 'Slumdog' cast coming onto the stage to accept one of the awards. Adorable.
-Kate Winslet's speech. Loved the part when she asked her dad to whistle. So cute.
-James Franco and Seth Rogan's skit

Moments I didn't like:
-The performance of 'Down to Earth'. Was really out of time, sounded bad and did no justice to the song.
-Aniston and Jack Black's lame jokes when they were presenting an award.

-Miley Cyrus' dress

-Sophia Loren face

-On the Australian telecast of the awards, they showed about 4min worth of Red Carpet footage hosted by the ever annoying Richard Wilkins ( i think that's his name). Not sure why they didn't show more, but I thought it was lame.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

'Like our dawn, merely a sob of light'



Ok, at the beginning of the year I made a list of movies that I have wanted to see. I slowly began to add to this list and soon it became a mammoth list which would require weeks in order to get through at least half of those movies. So a couple of weeks ago I rented about 10 of these movies and finally watched them. Anyways, this is a list of movies which I have finally seen!
  • Brokeback Mountain- don't really know why I hadn't seen this movie earlier but after finally seeing it, I really really loved it. Such a strong storyline, fantastic acting and overall a beautiful movie.
  • Shawshank Redemption- I now understand why this movie always makes the top 5 best movies ever made. A very powerful movie; extremely moving and such a captivating storyline. Cons: in some parts the storyline was predictable and I found the ending to be too sudden. I also found out that when this movie was released at the cinemas, it performed poorly and only became famous and popular after its release on video.
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind- this is defiantly one of the best films i have ever seen. Such a quirky, amazing and just plain brilliant storyline. Go see it if you haven't seen it.
  • Blood Diamond- I was so excited to finally see this movie. Any movie with Leo in it is definitely guaranteed to be great. This movie did not fail that theory. Full of action, drama, undetected twists, this movie is the perfect action film. I loved Leo's and Djimon Hounsou performances. I don't understand why neither of them got best actor or best supporting actor at the Oscars. Weird.
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang- i thought this was such a funny film. I loved Robert Downey Jr's character and his performance in this film. The storyline was unpredictable, very original and extremely funny. I also loved the narration that Downey provided throughout the film. It is also a very quotable film.
    'Yeah, boo, hiss, I know. Look, I hate it too. In movies where the studio gets all paranoid about a downer ending so the guy shows up, he's magically alive on crutches, I hate that. I mean shit, why not bring them all back. But the point is in this case, this time, it really happened. Perry, like, lived. Yeah, it's a dumb movie thing, but what do you want me to do, lie about it?'
  • Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist- This isn't the best film but it is one of the better teen-romance films. It's interesting and watchable, but at times it gets boring and slow. It's a bit annoying how the film only takes place in one night; i think that's what makes the film slow. However, the music in this film is AMAZING! Best soundtrack I have heard in such a long time. Not one song of the album is bad. Vampire Weekend, The Shout Out Louds, Takka Takka, Bishop Allen and We Are Scientists; just some of the sweet artists featured in this album.
  • Milk- pretty awesome film. Made me fall even more in love with Emile Hirsch and James Franco. Great storyline and performances.
    I have just had a major mental blank which is preventing me from remembering anymore movies that I have seen lol. I shall update this list when my brain decides to work :)


apologies for not having posted in a while.
been busy with things. sounds like a lame excuse but its true =P
will start to post again from NOW!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I am so so so so so so so excited about this!

their new logo

post secret

'Anansi Boys' by Neil Gaiman

I just finished reading this book about 10minutes ago and I am currently considering re-reading it again tonight. This book was fantastic! Gaiman is such a brilliant writer; he has the ability to mix humor, drama, romance, history and fantasy into a magical story which transports the readers into a different world.

To sum up this novel, it basically follows the life of Fat Charlie after the death of his father Anansi who was a mythological spider God. Fat Charlie is oblivious to this fact and when he is told that he is in fact a decedent of a God, believes it is rubbish and thinks he has gone mad. Fat Charlie ends up meeting his twin brother Spider, for the first time, who unlike Fat Charlie, has magical powers. What follows the brothers reunion, are many adventures, misfortunes and many funny moments. I would write more about it, but I'm afriad I will spoil the novel.

This book has definitely become one of my favourite books I have ever read. Definitely read this book if you are into fantasy and humour. It's just fantastic.

This review sums up this novel perfectly:
'Will astonish you on ever page, and at the same time have you believe every word. You'll stay up late to finish and then be sorry when it's done' Tim Powers.

I also loved the way the book was set out. Witty chapter titles; cute drawings scattered throughout the book and the 'extra' bit at the end. In this 'extras' section, there is a deleted chapter, an indepth interview with Gaiman, images from Gaiman's noteboook where he orignally wrote this story and reading discussion questions.

10/10 =)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

'A Thing For Me'

How awesome is this music video? I love it! I've watched it about five times and it still continues to entertain me.
The song is really good as well; a great mix of indie, electro-pop.
You can download the music video for free on the US iTunes store.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Anyone for a guitar-shaped boat?

The giant guitar boat used by Josh Pyke for his music video Make You Happy is being auctioned online. It'll help raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Project. The auction begins Monday Feb 2 and will be open until Friday Feb 12. For more info and the link to the auction head to
source: triple j

Annie Liebowitz

'Super-snapper Annie Liebowitz has published a fantastic portfolio of 2009 Oscar-nommed double-acts - mostly star/director team-ups' Total Film

Darren Aronofsky/Mickey Rourke

Nicole Kidman/Baz Luhrmann

Meryl Streep/John Patrick Shanley

Danny Boyle/Dev Patel

Penelope Cruz/Woody Allen

Christopher Nolan/Heath Ledger
Gus Van Sant/Sean Penn

Sam Mendes/Kate Winslet

Monday, February 2, 2009

Woody Aldoz

music game?

The game
Step 1
: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the 1st 25 songs no matter how embarrassing
Step 3: Strike through once someone guesses both the artist and the track correctly.
Step 4: For those who are guessing, looking up the lyrics is CHEATING.
Step 5
: If you like the game post your own.
  1. I've been dreaming, of the things i wrote about a boy
    Something to talk about - Badly Drawn Boy'
  2. Hurry up and wait, so close, yet so far away
    'One Step at a time by Jordin Sparks'
  3. Here I am, lost in the light of the moon which comes through my window
    'Afterglow by INXS'
  4. Lay me down, lay me down, lay me down, lay me down
  5. She works downtown in an unmarked bar, flying around poles
    'Patricia the stripper by The Wombats'

  6. Say yes, don't say no. I'm ready now and I want to go.
  7. All the girls pose the same for pictures, All the boys got the same girls' hair
  8. It's going to take a little time, while your waiting like a factory line
    'M79 by Vampire Weekend'
  9. I don't want another pretty face, I don't just want anyone to hold.
    'Beautiful Soul by Jesse McCartney'

  10. Mama, we all go to hell.
    'Mama by My Chemical Romance'
  11. It started with a low light, next thing I knew they ripped me from my bed
    'Spaceman by the Killers'
  12. Road tripping with my two favourite allies, fully loaded we have snacks and supplies
  13. We were tight, but it falls apart as silver turns to blue, waxing with a candlelight
  14. You could have knocked me out with a feather, i know you've heard this all before but we're just hell dreamers
  15. These colours will not change, you change the way i see them
  16. Its 6am, day after Christmas, throw on some clothes in the dark
    'Brick by Ben Folds Five'
  17. You remind me of a former love I once knew, and you carry little peace with you
  18. Soft kiss and wine what a pretty friend of mine, we're finally intertwined
  19. I stole the keys to the skies,we’ll leave this place for the final time
  20. Your fingertips across my skin, the palm trees swaying in the wind, images
    'Almost Lover by Fine Frenzy'
  21. Leaves are falling down. On the beautiful ground. I heard a story from the man in red.
  22. Everything is falling to pieces, earth is dying help me Jesus
    'Anthem Part 2 by Blink 182'
  23. People, they don't mean a thing to you, they move right through you
    'Honest Mistake by the Bravery'
  24. Hey girl you know you drive me crazy. one look put's the rhythm in my hand.
  25. Well your just across the street, looks a mile to my feet, I wanna go to you.
    'Kill by Jimmy Eat World'
mmmm some are tricky.
Good luck!

i'm kind of in love with....

Emile Hirsch

From his amazing and astonishing performance in 'Into The Wild' to his carefree, rebellious attitude in 'Lords Of Dogtown', there is nothing that Emile Hirsch can't do.

His latest performance in 'Milk' is just as worthy of being among his best performances. He has the ability to transform easily and effortlessly into any character he portrays.

He isn't afraid of pushing the boundaries, and will go to extremes in order to achieve perfection in his acting. The perfect example is how Hirsch lost about 20kg to play McCandless in 'Into The Wild'. The scene that shows his extreme thiness is only about 10minutes of screentime, yet in order to maintain the autehniticty of the story, Hirsch makes sure that each detail is not overlooked.

I can't wait to see what Hirsch's acting future holds.

I am now going go watch either 'Alpha Dog' or 'The Girl Next Door' :)