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The AFI Silver is showing EMMET OTTER'S JUGBAND CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

I need to go and people need to go with me.Never mind it's only 55 minutes.

Ooh!

Jun. 21st, 2008 10:16 pm
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Anatomy  of a Murder is playing at the AFI Silver this week. Rear Window is showing, too. Those are great movies. I think I may go to one. It would be great to see those films on the big screen. 
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So remember how I just watched Ronin tonight? Well the girl in the film, Deirdre, was played by an actress called Natascha McElhone. She's pretty, so I was reading about her on Wikipedia, and I found out her husband just died last Tuesday. That kinda sucks.
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I didn't realize until today that Michael Lonsdale was in Ronin. Had seen the movie years ago, but didn't recognize him, and didn't pay much attention to the credits at the time. Tonight I watched the film again, just a few days after watching The Day of the Jackal, in which he's played Deputy Commissioner Lebel. With his face and voice clear in my mind from that film, he was easily recognized.
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I just watched The Day of the Jackal. I love that movie. I never, ever tire of it. If you haven't seen it, you most definitely should.
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Next month the AFI Silver is having a Korean Film Festival. I see two that are interesting:

I'M A CYBORG, BUT THAT'S OK
[Saibogujiman kwenchana]

Best known for the stylized violence of films like OLDBOY and LADY VENGEANCE, Park Chan-wook takes a lighter turn with a whimsical tale of love in a mental institution between a kleptomaniac and a girl who thinks she's a robot. Park's genius for color and visual design is everywhere evident in this poignant, playful, pastel-hued romance.

DIR/SCR Park Chan-wook; SCR Seo-Gyeong Jeong. South Korea, 2006, color, 105 min.

Friday, April 11, 9:00

DASEPO NAUGHTY GIRLS
[Dasepo sonyo]

Welcome to No Use High, where the students and teachers only seem to have one thing on their minds. Featuring an uproarious opening musical number and a yodeling song-and-dance routine by "Anthony, the Exchange Student from Switzerland," Lee Je-young's twisted musical comedy makes fun of everything from internet dating to cross-dressing. But beneath the bawdy jokes, it's a touching story about a poor, shy girl trying to fit in at the weirdest high school imaginable. Intended for mature audiences.

DIR Lee Je-yong; PROD Dong-gyu Ahn. South Korea, 2006, color, 103 min. INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.

Friday, April 4, 9:45

Any takers?

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Today is February 2!

Local real-life friends: Anyone want to watch Groundhog Day tonight? I own it on DVD. If interested please let me know. And if you see or speak to elf,  pass the invitation to her, since I don't think she reads this.

We could grab dinner atone of the local restaurants first. We have Mexican, Thai, sushi, and Ethiopian in easy walking distance.

Good Movie

Dec. 16th, 2007 01:18 am
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No Country for Old Men. Good book, too. Read then watch. Or watch then read. Or just do one and forget the other. The movie is that true to the book.

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So, what happened during my extended weekend?

Friday, I had my hair cut. I didn't want to, but I needed to have some photographs taken and wanted my appearance to match (as closely as possible) the last set of photos I'd had. So after lunch, I went to a barber shop and told the lady to cut it "not terribly short" but to get it up off my ears and clean up the back, top, front, etc., which she then condensed to "cut the wavy hair off, right?" I reluctantly acknowledge that, yes, this was indeed what I was asking for. So now I again look like I do in this older icon. The past few days I've found myself trying to do thinks to hair I no longer have. It's weird. I want my hair back. Thankfully, hair grows. Anyway, afterward I went home and changed my shirt, because no matter what they do, you always wind up with annoying itchy clippings in your shirt, then wen to a photo place to get passport photos, which is why I cut the bloody hair to begin with. They turned out OK. I look less hideous than in my previous set.

Friday evening I had dinner with [insanejournal.com profile] baranoouji, [insanejournal.com profile] jduffy1535,his brother John, [insanejournal.com profile] damian792, and [insanejournal.com profile] becca5. Then we came back to my apartment to watch a movie. We watched Sneakers, which I purchased on the way home, along with Shaun of the Dead, volumes 4 and 5 of the Gunslinger Girl manga, and a new notebook (because I will soon run out of space in my current one). Drinks were provided by some of the others, as I have plentiful stock of hard liquor, but rarely keep beer or wine around.

Saturday I attempted to go to a camera store in Sterling, only to discover that said store no longer existed (or at least not in the location it occupied last time I visited. So I burned gasoline unnecessarily. The only thing I accomplished during the day was to get lunch, which I could easily have done here in Arlington. That evening, I went to Fast Eddie's in Fairfax with Tom, John, and Cav. Pranas came by for a while.We shot some pool and played darts. It was good. I don't see some members of that group too frequently anymore.

Yesterday I met up with Tom and Cav again, this time in Chantilly to eat buffalo wings and watch football. Julia came, too, but just to eat lunch. She called me and asked if I could give Tom a ride home afterward, so they could come in one car and she could just leave. I said that was fine. Gorged on wings, which I hadn't eaten in a while. Pats won, so that was good. On the way out there, I stopped by the Penn Camera in Fair Lakes, to do what I couldn't do Saturday (i.e. fiddle with prospective cameras). I played with Pentax, Sony, Canon, and Nikon DSLRs; discovered my mind had not changed, which was what I'd been seeking to confirm.

Last night I went to the Flying Fish for dinner. Sushi and a few beers. I sat in the downstairs (smoking) bar. There was a young attractive woman (ca. my age) there wearing a garment that can best be described as the top half of a hoodie. One of those looks designed to show oneself off, I guess. I found her presence to be more of an annoyance than anything else. She was drunk and loud. Lot's of people at the bar were drinking "sake bombs," which looked fun.
But back to me. Apparently the sushi chefs got slammed about the same time I placed my order, and my sushi took forever. And by the time mine was made, they'd run out of shrimp. But it was OK, what I got sans shrimp was just enough, since I'd had a big lunch. Also, the delay kept me there longer, which was good from another standpoint. I'd brought one of my Saw Doctors Cd's with me because last time I was there I'd told Marcie (one of the bartenders) that I would bring one for her to borrow. Marcie's been in Oregon visiting her father and North Carolina visiting her mother for the past few weeks. I'd thought she would be back last night, which is why I went. But she wasn't working. She actually did show up later, and after having her kidnapped from one conversation with me and having to wait while fucking everyone said hello, I got to talk to her and give her the CD. She said she was going to bring me a disc to listen to, I guess I'll stop by the bar one night this week to pick it up. Then she asked me over to a table where she and some of her friends were sitting. So I joined them. When Marcie and her friends left to go back to someone's house, I got out of there and came home. Marcie's reaction to my loan of the CD was... strange. She seemed moved...or touched...or something. Hard to describe. She thanked me, but not an off-handed or habitual "thanks." It was very serious and sincere-sounding. Don't know what to make of that. *shrug*

Marcie agrees that I should let my hair grow out again, and also opines that I should bring back my sideburns. Marcie wouldn't know, because last time we saw each other was before we left for out respective trips, but I cut my sideburns off in Oregon, before going to Andy and Theresa's wedding. Because three days before, a stylist had thinned them significantly. They looked very much in-progress at that point, so I decided to cut them off, reckoning no sideburns would look better than crappy ones. This I did in spite of the fact that only the previous week a positive judgment had been passed on said facial hair, and I regretted my decision almost immediately. But again, thank god, hair grows back. The sideburns, too, shall return.

Today was quiet. I did laundry. I also bought a camera, which is predicted to arrive in 7-10 business days. Got a good price.

So to recap: I changed my looks (though not by choice). I had fun with friends. Soon I will have a new toy to play with. Things are pretty good. I'm going to go find something to eat now.
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Adventure, true love, 18-19th century fashions, swordplay, airships, Robert DeNiro, Nathaniel Parker (Inspector Lynley to Mystery! fans), Peter O'Toole, and Claire Danes.

I just saw Stardust. If you haven't, you should!

AIRSHIP!!!
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I've posted pictures from my New York trip. Theres no point trying to write up a detailed account now, as I didn't write nearly as much in my paper journal as I'd planned to while up there, and I cannot remember everything I wanted to write. This pictorial will have to suffice. )

It was a good trip, and I can't wait to go back.

I think I must have gotten confused about something last night, because I wound up at the AFI Silver watching Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead alone. But it was a good movie, so I didn't mind.

Hee hee

Jun. 12th, 2007 12:43 am
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I foundGrindhouse pretty enjoyable. Hot chick with a machinegun for a leg notwithstanding, I could take or leave the first part, "Planet Terror," as I'm not really into zombie flicks. But the second part, "Death Proof" was pretty awesome. I like car chases.

I should have been in bed hours ago.

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