January 23rd, 2006

Candle in the Wind

Then she looks up at the building, says she's thinking of jumping. She says she's tired of life...

This is the most brilliant song every written. I am quite sure of it.


That said, my brain is definitely not working properly today. Example: I was trying to type the word decide, but instead of my fingers just whipping it out as they do everything else, I had the think consciously about the way it's spelled. Which is harder because I had to ask myself "is it di or de?" and then there was "side" versus "cide" and my mind was leaning toward "side" because "cide" isn't a word. Dicide, diside, deside... It took at least 7 seconds of my time...trying to spell decide.

And then there was "cuote" because "q" is apparently an unnecessary letter when you have "c" and "k" around.

The mind needs to wake up before I do, me thinks.


On the agenda for today: see Match Point and The New World if I can hop from one to the other. I don't know if I want to spend $$ on two movies today. Especially since I have Broken Flowers here from Netflix and I really need to watch The Usual Suspects again, because it's the best movie ever.

Yesterday I did indeed watch Return to Me and as I curled up to go to sleep, I put in Sense & Sensibility (from Netflix). Good, but if we're talking Jane Austen screen adaptations, I'm going to have to watch Pride & Prejudice...because everything about it was simply amazing.


And with that, I check on movie times, finish posting my comment to Zoe, and if the people at the movie theatre are lucky...shower. But it might not happen today. Maybe tonight.


She must be tired of something...
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    'Round Here - Counting Crows
Cinéphile sepia

Your vision of romance is cruel and all along I played the fool...

I just added my 400th movie to my Netflix queue.

Actually, that's a bit misleading because I have a few TV shows on there with multiple discs, and even a couple 2- or 3-disc miniseries. So I suppose there are 400 DVDs worth of viewing material on my Netflix queue.


This is a lot. Like...a ton. Lately, I've been averaging 3 movies a week. Pretty good...12 movies a month.

Assuming that I don't add any more movies to the list, it will take me 34 months (almost 3 full YEARS) to watch everything on my queue. And of course, I DO add to it...almost every day. Things that I missed seeing in the theatre, or older films that I've decided require my viewing. Today I added The Squid and the Whale along with Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Oy.

So let's say I have my Netflix subscription for another 34 months (and assuming they don't hike up the price), I will be spending $651.78. Though in all fairness, I've spent that in a month purchasing DVDs from Best Buy (scary, eh?). So it's really not THAT bad. And if I were to rent 400 movies from Blockbuster (assuming $3.99 per rental, regardless of new or old...I'm not actually sure the pricing they use now)...$1596.00. And that doesn't include tax.


Moral of the story: Netflix rocks. Get it. It will suck you dry of money, and you will be hooked for several years to come, but it is SO worth it.


Viewing schedule for today:
1:25p - The New World (2h30m)
4:25p - Match Point (2h04m)
Possible dinner break before possible...
7:15p - Brokeback Mountain (2h14m...for a third time)

Not having class today rocks. And not having class until 3pm tomorrow rocks too. Oh, and I rock.
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    Perfect Girl - Sarah McLachlan
Isaac - fabulous

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From IMDb:

Bosses at US cable channel E! are standing by controversial fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi after he was publicly criticized for risque acts and comments at the Golden Globe Awards last week. Mizrahi groped actresses Teri Hatcher and Scarlett Johansson, asked Eva Longoria about her pubic hair and insisted on prying in handbags as he co-hosted E!'s red carpet coverage. But TV executives have booked the style king for their upcoming Oscar night coverage in March. Although none of the stars have complained about Mizrahi's conduct, officials at America's Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) have complained about comments Mizrahi made to Charlize Theron about her Oscar-winning performance in Monster, during which he called her character "a scary dyke with bad teeth." A spokesman for the network says, "We wanted someone who would bring surprises." But bosses at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which runs the Oscars, are planning to discuss E!'s coverage in a bid to make sure their guests aren't insulted by Mizrahi. Spokesman John Pavlik says, "We would be extraordinarily angry if that sort of thing happened on our red carpet."


I personally thought the groping and inappropriate questions were HILARIOUS. And none of the women seemed offended. In fact, they were laughing and enjoying the gayness that IS Isaac Mizrahi.

Seriously though, can GLAAD be angry at Isaac? Next, the NAACP is going to be calling up on rappers for using the n-word.

*scoff*
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