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  1. maccrash
    September 4th, 2015 2:27 PM
    have not seen Only Yesterday yet but I've heard very good things, so it's only a matter of time! both Mononoke and Fireflies are two of my favorite Ghibli's, in fact they flesh out my top 3 with Whisper in the Heart as the #1, but I'm still missing a considerable chunk of Miyazaki's filmography, so. should probably hop on that.

    my Malick ratings (so far) are The Tree of Life > The Thin Red Line > Days of Heaven > Badlands, and the fact that I fell so hard for Days of Heaven is a testament to how psyducking good the other two are. I don't really even like war films that much but The Thin Red Line was absolutely incredible, imo. need to see the other two at some point, even though I've not heard good things about To the Wonder. Knight of Cups I'll be seeing in theaters even if it does terribly just so I can see a Malick film on the big screen.
  2. maccrash
    September 4th, 2015 1:41 PM
    hahaha really? I'm always a sucker for sentimental muk like that, for the most part, as long as it's not too mawkish. and even when it is, sometimes. I just thought it was endlessly beautiful and it tugged at my heartstrings in a way I was not fully expecting! plus all the writers' block / creative wells running dry themes struck a nerve.

    the 2 stars for Primer surprised me as well, I was fully expecting to love it, but I found it mostly inconsequential in the end and didn't think it was a very successful mindpsyduck. most of the dialogue was completely uninteresting to me and I thought the end was entirely underwhelming. I fully expect it to go up in my estimation if I ever feel compelled to rewatch it considering all of the muk that I probably didn't understand that took place, but for now, was not a huge fan.

    in other news, Days of Heaven was completely transcendent upon second viewing. Malick is quickly becoming one of my favorite directors ever.
  3. shenanigans
    September 2nd, 2015 8:28 AM
    It's that sort of temperature around the country. I'm in one of the supposedly colder areas and it's still 30+ all day every day, haha. Last I went to Rome I think it was creeping up to 40 or so, so it's not so bad for you haha. If you ever have a chance, you should go to the Vatican at 12pm on a Sunday. The oul pope pops out for a chat. And heh. Tell me more about this "real Rome". ;]

    I've heard so many good things about Florence. Dead jealous. Are you taking a train from Rome? I want to organise a trip there some time.
  4. shenanigans
    September 2nd, 2015 5:12 AM
    yeah yeah use the heat as an excuse ;]

    how are you liking it? been to Rome before?
  5. shenanigans
    September 2nd, 2015 5:12 AM
    yeah yeah use the heat as an excuse ;]

    how are you liking it? been to Rome before?
  6. Harley Quinn
    August 26th, 2015 3:52 AM
    Harley Quinn

    this is the saddest thing i've seen this entire month
  7. shenanigans
    August 22nd, 2015 11:26 AM
    Heh. Well, let me know how it all goes! I should try and see more of Italy really. Can't stay sheltered in my little mountain world forever.

    ...and yeah, I'm a mountain child now. Abruzzo so pretty central. The freaky chemicals bit is right, though. Having access to 100% alcohol is a pretty decent deal. ;]
  8. shenanigans
    August 21st, 2015 5:32 AM
    Only Rome, and just for the weekend. I can't give any massive recommendations for food, haha. Alas I am broke etc, although you'd be pretty hard-pressed to find bad. I may be able to get some for Florence if you give me a little bit though!

    For what it's worth, actually, I do remember one recommendation I got in Rome. Can't remember the place's name, mind, but I know it was on Via dell'Oca near Piazza del Popolo, which you'll probably end up seeing if you're doing any tourism. But as I say pretty much anywhere is probably worth recommending, haha. Just stick with smaller places as opposed to big glitzy restaurants full of tourists.
  9. maccrash
    August 15th, 2015 6:20 AM
    oh muk I need this blu-ray Badly. I still haven't seen World of Tomorrow which is sad. maybe I'll remedy that today.
  10. shenanigans
    August 9th, 2015 10:52 AM
    Wait we met in the month after I joined? Dam. Clearly it was meant to be.
  11. shenanigans
    August 9th, 2015 10:40 AM
    wait sorry when the psyduck did I get to be 21 but 16 when I met you damn
  12. shenanigans
    August 9th, 2015 10:39 AM
    I made it special just for you. :*
  13. maccrash
    August 2nd, 2015 11:13 AM
    Nashville has been on my list for a long time! and Short Cuts. (I think that's what it's called.) my PTA ranking is really similar to yours: Magnolia > There Will Be Blood > Boogie Nights > Punch-Drunk Love > Inherent Vice > The Master.

    Alex liked Boogie Nights but not as much as I do. he liked it more towards the end and kept commenting on how unrealistic some of the drug stuff was. typical
  14. maccrash
    August 2nd, 2015 7:16 AM
    oh I've already seen all of PTA's except for Sydney. I think you're definitely right about him preferring Inherent Vice but he told me to give him something that wasn't too much of a headpsyduck and that movie is very confusing. regardless my favorite of his is PROBABLY Magnolia, because I'm a sucker for 3 hours plus of sentiment.

    I was thinking the same thing w/r/t our symbiosis. 8) I've pretty much completely fallen in love with film as an artform, which is weird because up until a couple years ago I actively went out of my way to avoid watching movies for some reason.
  15. maccrash
    August 2nd, 2015 6:51 AM
    beautiful. that album is masterful. I only have their second on vinyl for some reason!

    also me and Alex are going to be watching Boogie Nights today. FYI

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  • About Mr Cat Dog
    My name is Jon. I used to be a Super Moderator here until about 2005. I came back in 2011 and was one AGAIN for a year, for some weird-ass reason! Now I just lurk. I'm British, live in London, and am a lawyer.
    Film/TV reviewing/watching; lawyering; snarking on the internet; eating; sleeping, gymming. In roughly that order.
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    Lapras, Aerodactyl, Lanturn, Girafarig, Heracross, Houndoom, Kingdra, Cradily, Milotic, Magnezone, Rotom, Excadrill, Chandelure, Greninja, Aegislash, Aurorus
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Posted April 2nd, 2015 at 2:25 AM by Mr Cat Dog Comments 5
Posted inCulture... meh!

Apologies for those expecting a Futurama reference, but I can assure you that I have not missed a 'the' in the title of this blog post.

I assume that maybe three people will check this out (those three being shenanigans, maccrash and Rest), but I thought I'd do my part to publicise the brilliant new short animated film World of Tomorrow by Don Hertzfeldt. The brief synopsis is below, although...

Posted April 6th, 2014 at 6:07 AM by Mr Cat Dog Comments 1
So I wake up this morning, have a shower, get dressed, open up Twitter: all standard Sunday morning stuff. And then this pops up on my Twitter feed:


Posted March 10th, 2014 at 3:18 PM by Mr Cat Dog Comments 6
So... it's been a while! But it'll be worth it when you see evidence of my visit to London's first cat cafe! Similar to the ones in Japan, Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium opened up on March 1 of this year in London (about 15 minutes from my house)... and it's already fully booked up until June! Deservedly so, as well. Home to about 10 rescue kitties - all adorable - it's a supremely relaxing environment where you can read a good book (on offer included The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Long Day's Journey Into...

Posted December 11th, 2013 at 7:37 AM by Mr Cat Dog Comments 1
Posted inCulture... meh!
The following may not be suitable to all ages.
The following is suitable for people aged 13 or over.

A bit of background is necessary for this one, as it's my favourite in this burgeoning 'series' of blog posts and a bit of context goes a long way.

At the end of last month, in and around Thanksgiving, I went to the US for just over a week to visit some friends out there (one in New York who is from there originally, the other in Virginia who's doing an internship at NATO for 6 months). I'm lucky enough to have been to NYC a number of times, so have done...

Posted November 6th, 2013 at 1:33 PM by Mr Cat Dog Comments 5
Posted inCulture... meh!
A pretty interesting article comparing Nintendo's recent fortunes to those of Walt Disney Animation Studios in the early 1980s.

If you like either of those things (whether recent or from the early 1980s), I suggest checking out this article.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

(I haven't totally left this place forever, just yet. :D)
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