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04 September 2005 @ 02:04 pm
In the interests of brevity,  

This last week has been a little more pleasant than most in recent memory, but not always for the right reasons. I have been on edge about the disaster in New Orleans for days now, not sleeping well, and thinking mostly of death. This has made the conversations with my mom really "fun" lately, as she becomes the Jodie Foster to my Little Man Tate.

The interior work I knew I needed to do has been put on hold, again, because I lack the willpower to just do it. I have to make time to do that, and I will.

Films seen this week:

Champagne for Caesar - In which we discover that Vincent Price was the Christopher Walken of the 1950's, and Ronald Colman was the Brad Pitt. A very enjoyable, if more than slightly surreal, comedy with slight romantic tendencies.

Iron Monkey - In which we discover that Wong Fei-Hung has always kicked ass (he was just more angsty about it as a teenager), cooking does not need special effects, the Buddha palm is a poisoning technique, and bad guys like shark fin soup. I think the phrase "austere cooking" is my favorite take-away from this movie. I enjoyed the fight sequences, and the dialogue. Also, I appreciate Donnie Yen not sucking, in any movie.

Collateral - The forces of law and chaos collide in movie star form on the streets of LA - er, I don't know if I can do this movie justice in a few short lines.

Dear J. Krishnamurti,

"Is it not?" is not a punctuation mark in English.


Wendy: For Everythingmaerchen on September 5th, 2005 04:50 am (UTC)
Well, welcome back.
lord and master of the broken children: li!avatarofchaos on September 5th, 2005 04:57 am (UTC)
I am going to take the assumtion that you cannot do the movie justice, to mean you liked it, and go to stick my foot in my mouth if i am wrong.

I really liked the movie. I think it would not be as good the second time around. Mayhap it is my deep emotional bonds to sociopaths, but it was pretty spiffy. Also, th elarger fights between world forces (like order/chaos, life/dreams, love/work) were nicely touched on, but not in an heavyhanded way.

There was something i had a problem with right after i saw it (and maybe it was that the character i liked better lost, and cacked it) but as i no longer remember what it was, i call the movie a success.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on September 6th, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
I really liked the movie. Really really really.