I’ve been meaning to blog about this for awhile but never got to it
till now when i think it’s the perfect time to!
Chinese New Year is always the time when we eat and watch TV.
Well, when we were young we’d do both along with:
playing with fireworks
pretending to get drunk on shandy
being forced to visit relatives far away
Now when i’m older it’s still eating and watching TV, along with:
gambling (but i don’t really gamble… only small $)
more eating (and feeling guilty about it)
Since it’s the time to rest more (after all that eating), i wanna share some movies that you should
The Intouchables – Oh man i love this movie.
Must be my favourite movie of 2012.
I even saw Swedish ppl watching it in Falun (countryside in Sweden) with Swedish subtitles.
A movie that i’d watch again…
Most friends have watched this, but IF you haven’t, GO!
Another really beautifully-shot and sweet movie i love is Moonrise Kingdom.
I waited and waited till a good copy came out online and went for it.
It’s by Wes Anderson, so if you liked his past shows like Fantastic Mr Fox, then you’d love this! It’s got a great soundtrack, amusing script and altogether so whimsical! Clem didn’t really like it tho… and i told him we shouldn’t be together if he didn’t love it too! :p
Besides happy clappy movies, i do enjoy the occasional ‘hard’ movie (as Clem calls it).
Hard because it’s a bit tough to swallow sometimes and makes your spirit go “OOF”
but still very good ones.
One is this French movie called De Rouille et d’os with Marion Cotillard. It’s a great movie, but a bit dark… but still worth watching.
Another is an older (also French) movie called Un Prophète (A Prophet)
Another hard/dark movie (last one here i promise) is Hard Candy with Ellen Page who’s one of the best actresses i’ve ever seen. She’s so good it’s scary! If you haven’t seen her in Juno, then watch that too.
OKAY hard movies aside, yet another French movie that we found pretty good is Le Boulet. Can’t find a trailer with English subtitles but you can dl the movie with it.
Another one we love is Kikujiro. The Japanese are such great filmmakers too… and this is such a beautiful film! I would watch this again! I can’t even find a proper trailer with english subtitles tho you CAN dl a good copy with subtitles okay! Sorry for the crap trailer.
We’ve also been watching some really good documentaries, besides Jiro Dreams of Sushi. There’s First Position. When we started it, Clem was quite disappointed to discover i was making him watch a doc about BALLET. But ten minutes later he apologized saying it looked really promising, which it WAS!
I love the ballet, and books like Mao’s Last Dancer gets me infatuated with the idea of devoting your whole life to an art form. Maybe cos it’s something i’m not able to do!
Another doc recommended by Kevin and Clouds, is Exit Thru the Gift Shop. A film with great footage of street artists leading up to Banksy… and a surprise ending that we figured got a lot of Americans upset.
Another nice one we saw (thanks to Paul for telling me about this) is Art & Copy
OK and lastly, a random film that not all girls may like but I FREAKING LOVE – Death Proof. One of my favourite Tarantino movies! It’s kinda (okay, quite) gory… but the ending just made me pump my fist in the air and go YEAH!!!!!!! with Clem staring at me.
Yay! I had so much sharing that!
Been meaning to for awhile…
IF YOU HAVE ANY GOOD MOVIES TO RECOMMEND US, please comment!
p/s i don’t watch horror or super kao thrillers – i can’t take it and get nightmares :p