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  1. Rest
    March 11th, 2015 05:46 PM
    Bee tee dubs, I have a copy of the upcoming Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens (don't ask how I got it, it's not supposed to be out yet!) and I'm not sure why I can't be bothered to listen to it.

    I quite like this new Tame Impala track though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toU0_qZtOOA
  2. Rest
    March 11th, 2015 05:26 PM
    Haha, I love musicals but I'm not versed in them by any stretch. The oldies like The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, West Side Story and Funny Girl are all great, and newer ones like Dreamgirls and Chicago are stunners, but I haven't seen much to be called one. I've had a mind to watch that Lars von Trier feature for quite a while now though (along with Breaking the Waves and Dogville among others) but I've always put it off for something else. I probably might not ever be in a mood for a Lars von Trier film tbh, especially after Melancholia (hoooooo boy...)
  3. Rest
    March 10th, 2015 12:42 AM
    I had Block Exams a few weeks ago, then had to prep for a Semester Exam week two weeks later. It's been a hellish month of page-flipping and memorizing. x_x Think I averaged 3-4 hours of sleep per night for the past two weeks. Back to attending the regular lectures now but I caught a bacterial infection just yesterday. The muks don't stop

    Maps to the Stars was sort of where its both banal and cutthroat, the former feeding into the latter, with a vileness and magic that bubbles constantly as the film runs. It pushes Hollywood into its most horrifying form; hateful, plastic, hateful, traitorous. It's also so hysterical, but more in a sick, schadenfreude kind of way (see: every J. Moore scene). I definitely can see why people would hate it though. It's stylized in such a distinct way; the tone, dialogue, music, etc. if you don't like it 10 minutes in, you probably wouldn't like the rest.

    I'm a sucker for musicals! One other musical that I loved from last year was Into the Woods which cranked out some fantastic musical numbers and a charming cast and CRAZY visuals, but Jersey Boys has the advantage of Clint Eastwood's classicist yet easy-breezy direction, a testosterone-injected rise-and-fall story, and a timely form of acting among its stellar cast. One of last year's truest and most deeply-felt and passionate biographies. It's main criticism I think is how boring it is, but it never seemed boring to me!

    It's very hard to write about Jauja and why it was so stunning to me, so I'll forego that for now so you can watch it without pretense, but it's anything but conventional!

    Broad City had probably one of the funniest first seasons of any comedy I've watched. Ilana and Abbi and Hannibal Buress are comedy Gods. Think I'll check out Kimmy Schmidt first though. Reckon I need a dose of Ellie Kemper now.
  4. Rest
    March 7th, 2015 10:51 PM
    Yo! Really sorry for the late reply, had a brutally long, sleepless week of exams, but am back now :3

    Yes! I haven't checked out the new season yet but I'm considering watching Girls first, rather than, say, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or Broad City, since I've been craving some seriously witty and pessimistic TV as of late. Is Ray and Shoshanna getting some good material this time round? They're the best, funniest parts of the show to me, hahah.

    And ey! I'm padlocking 2014, after 51 films (reached my goal of 50, the surplus being Miss Julie, which I thought I had good hunch for but apparently was too exorbitant and loud for me). I STILL haven't seen Inherent Vice, Foxcatcher, Timbuktu, and Mommy, among others, but I'll forego those for now to post this:

    1-5 : Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jauja, Edge of Tomorrow, Stations of the Cross
    6-10 : Maps to the Stars, Jersey Boys, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, American Sniper, A Most Violent Year
    11-15 : Buzzard, Goodbye to Language 3D, Obvious Child, Journey to the West (Xi You), Selma


    51 : Lilting

    Yeah, it's a mixed bag, but they've all brought me to a greater appreciation and understanding, as well as a richer insight, into the medium. Cinematic conventions and radicalism done well, as well as sheer dramatic absurdity, and even those that prove the fecundity of ideas permeating the box office, they're all there in some capacity and I love 'em all. Total opposites to Lilting, probably the most maudlin, most tame film I saw from last year. On to 2015
  5. shenanigans
    March 7th, 2015 04:50 PM
    heh. Well damn that's... argh, I'm jealous haha. For some reason though I am not all that surprised about the lack of stage presence although I feel like a lot of stuff from Hospice is pretty delicate. Dunno if they played much from Burst Apart and Familiars though - I imagine the former would at least have some stuff for them to play about with on stage.
  6. shenanigans
    March 6th, 2015 06:04 AM
    do one.

    When did you see them live though?! And in all seriousness, why didn't you like Hospice (or like it least, anyway)?
  7. Gold warehouse
    February 25th, 2015 07:03 PM
    Gold warehouse
    Aiming for early June.

    It's a really cool place. I felt like I was at home within a matter of days, I'm hoping stay there for a very long time.
  8. shenanigans
    February 25th, 2015 12:50 PM
    god sake jon
  9. shenanigans
    February 25th, 2015 12:34 PM
    i can see how not knowing which threads i am viewing is a severe loss to you
  10. shenanigans
    February 25th, 2015 12:24 PM
    haha why do you need to stalk me?
  11. shenanigans
    February 25th, 2015 12:20 PM
    almost definitely :)
  12. Rest
    February 25th, 2015 10:15 AM
    Oh yeah, and I know you're still keeping in touch with TV and the Emmys so check this out if you haven't yet: http://tvline.com/2015/02/20/emmy-awards-rule-changes-comedy-drama-half-hour/
  13. Rest
    February 25th, 2015 10:13 AM
    You got 70-something-percent right, that's great I guess? Am bit iffy with the Birdman win when there's Boyhood, Grand Budapest and American Sniper contending but it's whatever. It's a good film! Dat cinematography! Though that screenplay win is pretty irksome (should have gone to Grand Budapest). And that John Travolta portion. Christ on sale.

    Also, you should really be updating your blog more. Maybe put the reviews you make on Letterboxd into some sort of Week in Review thing on your Wordpress? I would definitely read it; I love the way you write. Its bookmark would so perfectly sit next to some other film blogs I subscribe to.

    Eyyy, your rating for Kumiko is making me feel sad. Is it that bad? A Fargo "meta spin-off" thing starring Kikuchi was sounding so great to me.
  14. Gold warehouse
    February 22nd, 2015 06:07 PM
    Gold warehouse
    yeah i imagine the rym charts are practically identical. never understood the love for pulp fiction mysef either, as good as it is.

    nice. I miss London, but I love Brighton so am looking forward to that. We should get together with Adri again some time.
  15. Lucid
    February 22nd, 2015 12:02 PM
    It's cool, you aren't alone.

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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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Posted April 2nd, 2015 at 02:25 AM by Mr Cat Dog Comments 5
Posted inCulture... meh!

Apologies for those expecting a [I]Futurama[/I] 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 [I]World of Tomorrow[/I] by Don Hertzfeldt. The brief...

Posted April 6th, 2014 at 06:07 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 03:18 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 [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_cafe"]cat cafe[/URL]! 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...

Posted December 11th, 2013 at 07:37 AM by Mr Cat Dog Comments 1
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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...

Posted November 6th, 2013 at 01:33 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 [URL="http://gameological.com/2013/11/for-our-consideration-nintendo-could-learn-from-disney/"]this article[/URL].

Let me know what you think in the comments!

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