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I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that

We were supposed to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey so we could discuss it in class today and I really enjoyed the movie.

I know it came out in 1968 and is listed as one of those MUST SEE movies but I had never gotten around to it till yesterday.

A shame, I know.

But I’m glad I was finally able to watch it.

It’s just funny to think that I’ve seen so many parodies and spoofs of the HAL 9000 without even knowing what it was referencing back to.

And of course I had to share the classic scene where HAL is being deactivated which represents not only his regression back to a state of childhood or otherwise primitive state but also the “murder” that Dave is committing which reflects the “Dawn of Man” scene where one ape is seen murdering another in order to gain control of the watering hole. When HAL begins to sing Daisy it shows a different side to him, one that isn’t completely emotionless when speaking, he is taken back to a simple entity.

But I couldn’t end this without posting some of my favorite parodies of HAL.

When Bender falls in love with the ship:

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I can’t find the Ultrahouse 3000 Simpsons clip on Youtube so I guess a picture of it will have to do.

But before I go, one more thing.

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So my teacher stopped the film at this point and asked everyone what they thought that this exact moment with the monolith meant.

Of course there are a million different explanations that people will explore but the most common would be that this not only signifies the “dawn” of man because of the sun seeming to appear from one side of the monolith, but also the path that the apes will take to become human and then eventually travel to the next frontier which is the moon. Where, of course, there will be yet another monolith to guide the next step of the journey of man.

But all this aside, this old lady that we have in our class always tends to give answers that are either: a) irrelevant, b) far from the point, or c) blatantly obvious, and today was no different.

When the teacher stopped the film at this point she says that only someone with the same immense knowledge of religion would be able to decipher that this exact moment is not only the 3rd day in Genesis but also connected to the ideas of the Cold War.

Needless to say, we all couldn’t help but burst out laughing. At least she didn’t cry in class today. That’s some sort of a win right?

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Valentine’s Day Dinner + Movie

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Mark asked what I wanted to do for Valentine’s Day and I said Korean Barbecue & Die Hard!

I asked to do V-day on Friday because I had tests and such to study for on Thursday night and I think it worked out pretty well.

We had KBBQ at my favorite place in Honolulu, Sikdorak, and I loved every bite of it! We got there a little early which was good because everyone started to pile in as we started eating.

But by the time I was done eating I was WAY too stuffed to go to a movie so I said we would go on Sunday.

But before we go, we decided to look up what the ratings were of Die Hard on Rotten Tomatoes and it was NOT GOOD…

I mean the audience gave it a good review but I think the critics gave the movie something like a 17% which is HORRIBLE! I love Bruce Willis and Die Hard but I didn’t really want to pay to see a bad action film either. I think I might wait till it’s released on DVD.

So instead I looked for the next movie with a decent rating and we ended up settling for Side Effects.

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Mark liked it better than I did. I think I would have rather watched Die Hard, to be honest.

The beginning of the movie was pretty interesting and it set up the plot and its twist pretty well, but I personally think the movie dragged the plot on for too long. I was expecting more of a cliffhanger ending like Inception or Shutter Island but no such luck for me.

This movie takes more of a political stance on police corruption, the malpractice of doctors and the world of money embezzlement. Not really my type of movie.

For those of you who like psychological thrillers and plot twists and such, I think you will like this movie.

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1001 Movies to Watch before you KEEL OVER or maybe 1089 Take #2

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So about exactly this time last year I did a 1001 Movies to watch before you die list and I’m curious to see what movies I’ve been able to see throughout the year that I can cross off of my Movie Bucket List.

Here is the Original Post.

Last year I had seen a total of 124 films out of the 1089 or so that were listed which was about 11%.

They’ve also added movies from 2011 as well. And of course they’re always deleting and adding more. This is the old list with the additions from 2011. My chart seems to be off by 1 movie but I’m not about to go through the list to find out which one it is. Oh well.

Total: Only 138 out of 1102.

I have most of these movies but I just need to get around to watching them…which I will.

  • Total 1900-1919 = 1
  • Total 1920-1929 = 1
  • Total 1930-1939 = 6
  • Total 1940-1949 = 8
  • Total 1950-1959 = 14
  • Total 1960-1969 = 14
  • Total 1970-1979 = 10
  • Total 1980-1989 = 20
  • Total 1990-1999 = 27
  • Total 2000-2009 = 30
  • Total 2010-Now = 7
A Trip to the Moon (1902)

  1. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
  2. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  3. Les Vampires (1915)
  4. Intolerance (1916)
  5. Broken Blossoms (1919)
  6. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  7. Way Down East (1920)
  8. Within Our Gates (1920)
  9. The Phantom Carriage (1921)
  10. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
  11. La Souriante Madame Beudet (1922)
  12. Dr. Mabuse Parts 1 and 2 (1922)
  13. Nanook of the North (1922)
  14. Nosferatu (1922)
  15. Haxan (1923)
  16. Foolish Wives (1922)
  17. Our Hospitality (1923)
  18. The Wheel (1923)
  19. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  20. Strike (1924)
  21. Greed (1924)
  22. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
  23. The Last Laugh (1924)
  24. Seven Chances (1925)
  25. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  26. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  27. The Gold Rush (1925)
  28. The Big Parade (1925)
  29. Metropolis (1927)
  30. Sunrise (1927)
  31. The General (1927)
  32. The Unknown (1927)
  33. October (1927)
  34. The Jazz Singer (1927)
  35. Napoleon (1927)
  36. The Kid Brother (1927)
  37. The Crowd (1928)
  38. The Docks of New York (1928)
  39. An Andalusian Dog (1928)
  40. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
  41. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
  42. Storm over Asia (1928)
  43. Blackmail (1929)
  44. The Man with the Movie Camera (1929)
  45. Pandora’s Box (1929)
  46. The Blue Angel (1930)
  47. L’Age D’Or (1930)
  48. Earth (1930)
  49. Little Caesar (1930)
  50. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  51. À Nous la Liberté (1931)
  52. Le Million (1931)
  53. Tabu (1931)
  54. Dracula (1931)
  55. Frankenstein (1931)
  56. City Lights (1931)
  57. The Public Enemy (1931)
  58. M (1931)
  59. La Chienne (1931)
  60. Vampyr (1932)
  61. Love Me Tonight (1932)
  62. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
  63. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
  64. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
  65. Scarface (1932)
  66. Shanghai Express (1932)
  67. Freaks (1932)
  68. Me and My Gal (1932)
  69. Zero for Conduct (1933)
  70. 42nd Street (1933)
  71. Footlight Parade (1933)
  72. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
  73. She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  74. Duck Soup (1933)
  75. Queen Christina (1933)
  76. Las Hurdes (1933)
  77. King Kong (1933)
  78. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
  79. Sons of the Desert (1933)
  80. It’s a Gift (1934)
  81. Triumph of the Will (1934)
  82. L’Atalante (1934)
  83. The Black Cat (1934)
  84. Judge Priest (1934)
  85. It Happened One Night (1934)
  86. The Thin Man (1934)
  87. Captain Blood (1935)
  88. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  89. A Night at the Opera (1935)
  90. The 39 Steps (1935)
  91. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  92. Top Hat (1935)
  93. A Day in the Country (1936)
  94. Modern Times (1936)
  95. Swing Time (1936)
  96. My Man Godfrey (1936)
  97. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
  98. Camille (1936)
  99. Sabotage (1936)
  100. Dodsworth (1936)
  101. Things to Come (1936)
  102. The Story of a Cheat (1936)
  103. Captains Courageous (1937)
  104. Song At Midnight (1937)
  105. Grand Illusion (1937)
  106. Stella Dallas (1937)
  107. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
  108. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
  109. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  110. The Awful Truth (1937)
  111. Pepe Le Moko (1937)
  112. Jezebel (1938)
  113. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  114. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
  115. Olympia (1938)
  116. The Baker’s Wife (1938)
  117. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  118. Stagecoach (1939)
  119. The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (1939)
  120. Babes in Arms (1939)
  121. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  122. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  123. Destry Rides Again (1939)
  124. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
  125. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  126. Daybreak (1939)
  127. Gunga Din (1939)
  128. Ninotchka (1939)
  129. The Rules of the Game (1939)
  130. Wuthering Heights (1939)
  131. His Girl Friday (1940)
  132. Rebecca (1940)
  133. Fantasia (1940)
  134. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  135. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  136. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
  137. Pinocchio (1940)
  138. The Mortal Storm (1940)
  139. The Bank Dick (1940)
  140. Citizen Kane (1941)
  141. The Lady Eve (1941)
  142. The Wolf Man (1941)
  143. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  144. Sergeant York (1941)
  145. Dumbo (1941)
  146. High Sierra (1941)
  147. Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
  148. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  149. The Palm Beach Story (1942)
  150. Now, Voyager (1942)
  151. Casablanca (1942)
  152. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  153. Cat People (1942)
  154. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
  155. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  156. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
  157. Fires Were Started (1943)
  158. The Man in Grey (1943)
  159. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  160. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
  161. The Seventh Victim (1943)
  162. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
  163. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  164. Ossessione (1943)
  165. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  166. To Have and Have Not (1944)
  167. Laura (1944)
  168. Gaslight (1944)
  169. Henry V (1944)
  170. Ivan the Terrible (1944) Parts 1 and 2
  171. Double Indemnity (1944)
  172. Murder, My Sweet (1944)
  173. The Battle of San Pietro (1945)
  174. Spellbound (1945)
  175. Mildred Pierce (1945)
  176. Children of Paradise (1945)
  177. Open City (1945)
  178. The Lost Weekend (1945)
  179. Detour (1945)
  180. I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)
  181. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  182. Brief Encounter (1946)
  183. Paisan (1946)
  184. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
  185. My Darling Clementine (1946)
  186. The Stranger (1946)
  187. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
  188. The Big Sleep (1946)
  189. The Killers (1946)
  190. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
  191. Great Expectations (1946)
  192. Notorious (1946)
  193. Black Narcissus (1946)
  194. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  195. Gilda (1946)
  196. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
  197. Out of the Past (1947)
  198. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  199. Odd Man Out (1947)
  200. The Bicycle Thief (1948)
  201. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
  202. Secret Beyond the Door (1948)
  203. Force of Evil (1948)
  204. Spring in a Small Town (1948)
  205. Red River (1948)
  206. Rope (1948)
  207. The Snake Pit (1948)
  208. The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
  209. Paleface (1948)
  210. The Red Shoes (1948)
  211. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  212. Louisiana Story (1948)
  213. The Heiress (1949)
  214. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  215. Gun Crazy (1949)
  216. Adam’s Rib (1949)
  217. Whiskey Galore! (1949)
  218. White Heat (1949)
  219. The Reckless Moment (1949)
  220. The Third Man (1949)
  221. On the Town (1949)
  222. Orpheus (1949)
  223. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
  224. Rashomon (1950)
  225. Winchester ’73 (1950)
  226. Rio Grande (1950)
  227. All About Eve (1950)
  228. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  229. Los Olvidados (1950)
  230. In a Lonely Place (1950)
  231. The Big Carnival (1951)
  232. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  233. Strangers on a Train (1951)
  234. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
  235. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
  236. The African Queen (1951)
  237. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
  238. An American in Paris (1951)
  239. A Place in the Sun (1951)
  240. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  241. The Quiet Man (1952)
  242. Forbidden Games (1952)
  243. Angel Face (1952)
  244. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  245. Ikiru (1952)
  246. Europa ’51 (1952)
  247. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
  248. The Big Sky (1952)
  249. High Noon (1952)
  250. Umberto D (1952)
  251. The Golden Coach (1952)
  252. The Bigamist (1953)
  253. The Band Wagon (1953)
  254. Madame De… (1953)
  255. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  256. Tokyo Story (1953)
  257. Roman Holiday (1953)
  258. The Wages of Fear (1953)
  259. The Naked Spur (1953)
  260. Pickup on South Street (1953)
  261. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  262. The Big Heat (1953)
  263. M. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
  264. Voyage in Italy (1953)
  265. Ugetsu (1953)
  266. Shane (1953)
  267. Beat the Devil (1953)
  268. Johnny Guitar (1954)
  269. On the Waterfront (1954)
  270. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  271. Les Diaboliques (1954)
  272. Animal Farm (1954)
  273. Rear Window (1954)
  274. A Star Is Born (1954)
  275. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
  276. La Strada (1954)
  277. Seven Samurai (1954)
  278. Senso (1954)
  279. Silver Lode (1954)
  280. Carmen Jones (1954)
  281. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
  282. Salt of the Earth (1954)
  283. Artists and Models (1955)
  284. Guys and Dolls (1955)
  285. Pather Panchali (1955)
  286. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
  287. The Mad Masters (1955)
  288. Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer (1955)
  289. The Ladykillers (1955)
  290. Marty (1955)
  291. Ordet (1955)
  292. Bob Le Flambeur (1955)
  293. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
  294. The Man from Laramie (1955)
  295. Rebel without a Cause (1955)
  296. The Phenix City Story (1955)
  297. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
  298. Night and Fog (1955)
  299. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  300. Lola Montes (1955)
  301. Forbidden Planet (1956)
  302. The Burmese Harp (1956)
  303. The Searchers (1956)
  304. A Man Escaped (1956)
  305. Written on the Wind (1956)
  306. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  307. Giant (1956)
  308. All That Heaven Allows (1956)
  309. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  310. The Wrong Man (1956)
  311. Bigger Than Life (1956)
  312. High Society (1956)
  313. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  314. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  315. The Seventh Seal (1957)
  316. An Affair to Remember (1957)
  317. Wild Strawberries (1957)
  318. The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
  319. Throne of Blood (1957)
  320. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
  321. Aparajito (1957)
  322. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
  323. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  324. Mother India (1957)
  325. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
  326. Paths of Glory (1957)
  327. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
  328. Man of the West (1958)
  329. Touch of Evil (1958)
  330. Cairo Station (1958)
  331. Gigi (1958)
  332. The Defiant Ones (1958)
  333. Vertigo (1958)
  334. Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
  335. Horror of Dracula (1958)
  336. Mon Oncle (1958)
  337. The Music Room (1958)
  338. The 400 Blows (1959)
  339. North by Northwest (1959)
  340. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  341. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  342. Eyes without a Face (1959)
  343. Ride Lonesome (1959)
  344. Black Orpheus (1959)
  345. Shadows (1959)
  346. The World of Apu (1959)
  347. Breathless (1959)
  348. Ben-Hur (1959)
  349. Pickpocket (1959)
  350. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
  351. Rio Bravo (1959)
  352. The Hole (1959)
  353. Floating Weeds (1959)
  354. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
  355. La Dolce Vita (1960)
  356. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
  357. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
  358. L’Avventura (1960)
  359. La Joven (1960)
  360. The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
  361. The Housemaid (1960)
  362. Psycho (1960)
  363. Black Sunday (1960)
  364. Peeping Tom (1960)
  365. The Apartment (1960)
  366. Spartacus (1960)
  367. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
  368. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
  369. La Jetee (1961)
  370. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
  371. Lola (1961)
  372. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  373. La Notte (1961)
  374. Jules and Jim (1961)
  375. Viridiana (1961)
  376. The Ladies Man (1961)
  377. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
  378. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)
  379. The Hustler (1961)
  380. West Side Story (1961)
  381. Mondo Cane (1962)
  382. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
  383. Dog Star Man (1962)
  384. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
  385. L’Eclisse (1962)
  386. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  387. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  388. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  389. Lolita (1962)
  390. Keeper of Promises (1962)
  391. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  392. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  393. My Life to Live (1962)
  394. Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
  395. The Birds (1963)
  396. The Nutty Professor (1963)
  397. Blonde Cobra (1963)
  398. The Cool World (1963)
  399. 8 1/2 (1963)
  400. Passenger (1963)
  401. Contempt (1963)
  402. Hud (1963)
  403. Winter Light (1963)
  404. Flaming Creatures (1963)
  405. The Great Escape (1963)
  406. Shock Corridor (1963)
  407. The Leopard (1963)
  408. Barren Lives (1963)
  409. Mediteranee (1963)
  410. The House is Black (1963)
  411. The Haunting (1963)
  412. An Actor’s Revenge (1963)
  413. The Servant (1963)
  414. Goldfinger (1964)
  415. Scorpio Rising (1964)
  416. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  417. Marnie (1964)
  418. My Fair Lady (1964)
  419. Woman in the Dunes (1964)
  420. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  421. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
  422. The Red Desert (1964)
  423. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)
  424. The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
  425. Before the Revolution (1964)
  426. Gertrud (1964)
  427. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
  428. Black God, White Devil (1964)
  429. The Demon (1964)
  430. Vinyl (1965)
  431. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
  432. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  433. The War Game (1965)
  434. Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
  435. The Battle of Algiers (1965)
  436. The Sound of Music (1965)
  437. The Sargossa Manuscript (1965)
  438. Alphaville (1965)
  439. Chimes at Midnight (1965)
  440. Repulsion (1965)
  441. Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
  442. Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
  443. Faster, Pussy Cat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
  444. Golden River (1965)
  445. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1965)
  446. Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966)
  447. Blow-Up (1966)
  448. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  449. Daisies (1966)
  450. Come Drink with Me (1966)
  451. Seconds (1966)
  452. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
  453. Persona (1966)
  454. Masculin-Feminin (1966)
  455. Au Hazard Balthazar (1966)
  456. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  457. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967)
  458. The Graduate (1967)
  459. Playtime (1967)
  460. Report (1967)
  461. Hombre (1967)
  462. Belle de Jour (1967)
  463. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
  464. Week End (1967)
  465. The Godson (1967)
  466. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  467. Point Blank (1967)
  468. Wavelength (1967)
  469. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  470. The Red and the White (1967)
  471. Marketta Lazarova (1967)
  472. The Jungle Book (1967)
  473. The Fireman’s Ball (1967)
  474. Earth Entranced (1967)
  475. Closely Watched Trains (1967)
  476. Vij (1967)
  477. The Cow (1968)
  478. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  479. Planet of the Apes (1968)
  480. Faces (1968)
  481. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  482. If… (1968)
  483. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
  484. The Producers (1968)
  485. David Holzman’s Diary (1968)
  486. Shame (1968)
  487. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  488. Hour of the Wolf (1968)
  489. Targets (1968)
  490. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  491. My Night at Maud’s (1969)
  492. Lucia (1969)
  493. A Touch of Zen (1969)
  494. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  495. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  496. Satyricon (1969)
  497. Z (1969)
  498. The Conformist (1969)
  499. Easy Rider (1969)
  500. High School (1969)
  501. In the Year of the Pig (1969)
  502. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  503. Andrei Rublev (1969)
  504. Le Boucher (1969)
  505. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
  506. Kes (1969)
  507. Tristana (1970)
  508. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
  509. El Topo (1970)
  510. Woodstock (1970)
  511. Deep End (1970)
  512. The Spider’s Stratagem (1970)
  513. Little Big Man (1970)
  514. The Ear (1970)
  515. Patton (1970)
  516. M*A*S*H (1970)
  517. Performance (1970)
  518. Gimme Shelter (1970)
  519. Zabriskie Point (1970)
  520. The Bird with The Crystal Plumage (1970)
  521. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
  522. Wanda (1971)
  523. W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
  524. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  525. The Sorrow and the Pity (1971)
  526. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  527. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
  528. Walkabout (1971)
  529. Klute (1971)
  530. Harold and Maude (1971)
  531. Red Psalm (1971)
  532. Get Carter (1971)
  533. The French Connection (1971)
  534. Shaft (1971)
  535. Dirty Harry (1971)
  536. Murmur of the Heart (1971)
  537. Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song (1971)
  538. The Last Picture Show (1971)
  539. Straw Dogs (1971)
  540. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
  541. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
  542. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
  543. Cabaret (1972)
  544. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
  545. High Plains Drifter (1972)
  546. Sleuth (1972)
  547. Deliverance (1972)
  548. Solaris (1972)
  549. The Godfather (1972)
  550. Cries and Whispers (1972)
  551. Fat City (1972)
  552. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
  553. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
  554. Frenzy (1972)
  555. Pink Flamingos (1972)
  556. Superfly (1972)
  557. The Sting (1973)
  558. The Mother and the Whore (1973)
  559. Badlands (1973)
  560. American Graffiti (1973)
  561. Papillon (1973)
  562. Enter the Dragon (1973)
  563. Mean Streets (1973)
  564. The Long Goodbye (1973)
  565. The Wicker Man (1973)
  566. Day for Night (1973)
  567. Don’t Look Now (1973)
  568. Sleeper (1973)
  569. Serpico (1973)
  570. The Exorcist (1973)
  571. Turkish Delight (1973)
  572. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
  573. Fantastic Planet (1973)
  574. Amarcord (1973)
  575. The Harder They Come (1973)
  576. Pat Garret and Billy the Kid (1973)
  577. Dersu Uzala (1974)
  578. The Conversation (1974)
  579. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  580. Mirror (1974)
  581. A Woman under the Influence (1974)
  582. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  583. Chinatown (1974)
  584. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
  585. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  586. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  587. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
  588. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
  589. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  590. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  591. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
  592. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  593. The Wall (1975)
  594. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  595. Barry Lyndon (1975)
  596. Fox and His Friends (1975)
  597. India Song (1975)
  598. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
  599. Manila in the Claws of Brightness (1975)
  600. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
  601. Nashville (1975)
  602. Cria! (1975)
  603. The Traveling Players (1975)
  604. Jaws (1975)
  605. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
  606. Carrie (1976)
  607. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
  608. All the President’s Men (1976)
  609. Rocky (1976)
  610. Taxi Driver (1976)
  611. Network (1976)
  612. Ascent (1976)
  613. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
  614. 1900 (1976)
  615. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
  616. Star Wars (1977)
  617. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  618. The Last Wave (1977)
  619. Annie Hall (1977)
  620. Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)
  621. Storszek (1977)
  622. Man of Marble (1977)
  623. Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  624. Killer of Sheep (1977)
  625. Eraserhead (1977)
  626. Ceddo (1977)
  627. The American Friend (1977)
  628. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
  629. Soldier of Orange (1977)
  630. Suspiria (1977)
  631. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
  632. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
  633. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
  634. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  635. Grease (1978)
  636. Days of Heaven (1978)
  637. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  638. Shaolin Master Killer (1978)
  639. Up in Smoke (1978)
  640. Halloween (1978)
  641. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
  642. Real Life (1979)
  643. My Brilliant Career (1979)
  644. Stalker (1979)
  645. Alien (1979)
  646. Breaking Away (1979)
  647. The Tin Drum (1979)
  648. All That Jazz (1979)
  649. Being There (1979)
  650. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  651. Life of Brian (1979)
  652. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  653. The Jerk (1979)
  654. The Muppet Movie (1979)
  655. Manhattan (1979)
  656. Mad Max (1979)
  657. Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979)
  658. Ordinary People (1980)
  659. Atlantic City (1980)
  660. The Last Metro (1980)
  661. The Shining (1980)
  662. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  663. The Elephant Man (1980)
  664. The Big Red One (1980)
  665. Loulou (1980)
  666. Airplane! (1980)
  667. Raging Bull (1980)
  668. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  669. Das Boot (1981)
  670. Gallipoli (1981)
  671. Chariots of Fire (1981)
  672. Body Heat (1981)
  673. Reds (1981)
  674. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
  675. Three Brothers (1981)
  676. Man of Iron (1981)
  677. Too Early, Too Late (1981)
  678. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1981)
  679. E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
  680. The Thing (1982)
  681. Poltergeist (1982)
  682. Blade Runner (1982)
  683. The Evil Dead (1982)
  684. Tootsie (1982)
  685. Yol (1982)
  686. Diner (1982)
  687. Fitzcarraldo (1982)
  688. Gandhi (1982)
  689. The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
  690. A Question of Silence (1982)
  691. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
  692. A Christmas Story (1983)
  693. El Norte (1983)
  694. Videodrome (1983)
  695. Return of the Jedi (1983)
  696. The Big Chill (1983)
  697. Sans Soleil (1983)
  698. The Last Battle (1983)
  699. L’Argent (1983)
  700. Utu (1983)
  701. Terms of Endearment (1983)
  702. The Fourth Man (1983)
  703. The King of Comedy (1983)
  704. The Right Stuff (1983)
  705. Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
  706. Once Upon a Time in America (1983)
  707. Scarface (1983)
  708. The Battle of Narayama (1983)
  709. Amadeus (1984)
  710. The Terminator (1984)
  711. Paris, Texas (1984)
  712. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  713. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  714. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
  715. Ghostbusters (1984)
  716. A Passage to India (1984)
  717. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
  718. The Killing Fields (1984)
  719. The Natural (1984)
  720. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  721. Ran (1985)
  722. Come and See (1985)
  723. The Official Story (1985)
  724. Out of Africa (1985)
  725. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
  726. Back to the Future (1985)
  727. The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985)
  728. Brazil (1985)
  729. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
  730. The Quiet Earth (1985)
  731. Mishima (1985)
  732. Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
  733. Vagabond (1985)
  734. Shoah (1985)
  735. The Color Purple (1985)
  736. Manhunter (1986)
  737. Stand By Me (1986)
  738. Blue Velvet (1986)
  739. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
  740. She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
  741. The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
  742. The Fly (1986)
  743. Aliens (1986)
  744. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  745. Down by Law (1986)
  746. A Room with a View (1986)
  747. Children Of A Lesser God (1986)
  748. Platoon (1986)
  749. Caravaggio (1986)
  750. Tampopo (1986)
  751. Peking Opera Blues (1986)
  752. Salvador (1986)
  753. Top Gun (1986)
  754. Sherman’s March (1986)
  755. The Horse Thief (1986)
  756. Yeelen (1987)
  757. Wings of Desire (1987)
  758. Project A, Part II (1987)
  759. Babette’s Feast (1987)
  760. Raising Arizona (1987)
  761. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  762. Withnail and I (1987)
  763. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  764. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
  765. Broadcast News (1987)
  766. Housekeeping (1987)
  767. The Princess Bride (1987)
  768. Moonstruck (1987)
  769. The Untouchables (1987)
  770. Red Sorghum (1987)
  771. The Dead (1987)
  772. Fatal Attraction (1987)
  773. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
  774. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
  775. The Vanishing (1988)
  776. Bull Durham (1988)
  777. Ariel (1988)
  778. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  779. Akira (1988)
  780. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
  781. Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)
  782. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  783. The Naked Gun (1988)
  784. Big (1988)
  785. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  786. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  787. Landscape in the Mist (1988)
  788. The Decalogue (1988)
  789. Die Hard (1988)
  790. A Tale of the Wind (1988)
  791. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  792. Rain Man (1988)
  793. The Story of Women (1988)
  794. The Accidental Tourist (1988)
  795. Alice (1988)
  796. Drowning by Numbers (1988)
  797. Batman (1989)
  798. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
  799. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
  800. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989)
  801. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
  802. My Left Foot (1989)
  803. The Killer (1989)
  804. Do the Right Thing (1989)
  805. Roger & Me (1989)
  806. Glory (1989)
  807. The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)
  808. Sex, Lies & Videotape (1989)
  809. Say Anything… (1989)
  810. The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
  811. A City of Sadness (1989)
  812. No Fear, No Die (1990)
  813. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
  814. Goodfellas (1990)
  815. Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
  816. King of New York (1990)
  817. Dances with Wolves (1990)
  818. Europa Europa (1990)
  819. Pretty Woman (1990)
  820. Archangel (1990)
  821. Trust (1990)
  822. Close-Up (1990)
  823. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  824. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
  825. Total Recall (1990)
  826. Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
  827. Boyz ‘n the Hood (1991)
  828. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
  829. Delicatessen (1991)
  830. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
  831. Naked Lunch (1991)
  832. La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
  833. The Rapture (1991)
  834. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
  835. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  836. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  837. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  838. JFK (1991)
  839. Slacker (1991)
  840. Tongues Untied (1991)
  841. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991)
  842. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
  843. Strictly Ballroom (1992)
  844. The Player (1992)
  845. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  846. Romper Stomper (1992)
  847. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
  848. Unforgiven (1992)
  849. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)†
  850. Candy Man (1992)
  851. A Tale of Winter (1992)
  852. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)
  853. The Crying Game (1992)
  854. Man Bites Dog (1992)
  855. The Actress (1992)
  856. Farewell My Concubine (1993)
  857. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
  858. Groundhog Day (1993)
  859. Short Cuts (1993)
  860. Philadelphia (1993)
  861. Jurassic Park (1993)
  862. The Age of Innocence (1993)
  863. The Puppetmaster (1993)
  864. Schindler’s List (1993)
  865. Blue (1993)
  866. The Piano (1993)
  867. The Blue Kite (1993)
  868. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
  869. Red (1994)
  870. Hoop Dreams (1994)
  871. Forrest Gump (1994)
  872. Clerks (1994)
  873. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
  874. The Lion King (1994)
  875. Satantango (1994)
  876. Natural Born Killers (1994)
  877. The Last Seduction (1994)
  878. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  879. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  880. The Wild Reeds (1994)
  881. Chungking Express (1994)
  882. Crumb (1994)
  883. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
  884. Through the Olive Trees (1994)
  885. Riget (1994)
  886. Dear Diary (1994)
  887. Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
  888. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
  889. Casino (1995)
  890. Deseret (1995)
  891. Babe (1995)
  892. Toy Story (1995)
  893. Strange Days (1995)
  894. Braveheart (1995)
  895. Safe (1995)
  896. Clueless (1995)
  897. Heat (1995)
  898. Zero Kelvin (1995)
  899. Seven (1995)
  900. Smoke (1995)
  901. The White Balloon (1995)
  902. Xixch Lo (1995)
  903. Underground (1995)
  904. The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride (1995)
  905. Dead Man (1995)
  906. The Usual Suspects (1995)
  907. The Pillow Book (1996)
  908. Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
  909. Fargo (1996)
  910. Independence Day (1996)
  911. Secrets and Lies (1996)
  912. Breaking the Waves (1996)
  913. The English Patient (1996)
  914. Gabbeh (1996)
  915. Lone Star (1996)
  916. Trainspotting (1996)
  917. Scream (1996)
  918. Shine (1996)
  919. Deconstructing Harry (1997)††
  920. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  921. Happy Together (1997)
  922. Princess Mononoke (1997)†††
  923. Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
  924. The Butcher Boy (1997)
  925. The Ice Storm (1997)
  926. Boogie Nights (1997)
  927. Kundun (1997)†
  928. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
  929. Funny Games (1997)
  930. Taste of Cherry (1997)
  931. Open Your Eyes (1997)
  932. Mother and Son (1997)††
  933. Titanic (1997)
  934. Tetsuo (1998)
  935. The Celebration (1998)
  936. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  937. Buffalo 66 (1998)
  938. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  939. Run Lola Run (1998)
  940. Rushmore (1998)
  941. Pi (1998)
  942. Happiness (1998)
  943. The Thin Red Line (1998)
  944. The Idiots (1998)††
  945. Sombre (1998)††
  946. Ringu (1998)
  947. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
  948. The Big Lebowski (1998)††
  949. Magnolia (1999)
  950. Beau Travail (1999)
  951. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  952. Taboo (1999)††
  953. Rosetta (1999)††
  954. All About My Mother (1999)
  955. Three Kings (1999)
  956. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)**
  957. Audition (1999)†
  958. Time Regained (1999)††
  959. Fight Club (1999)
  960. Being John Malkovich (1999)
  961. American Beauty (1999)
  962. Attack the Gas Station (1999)
  963. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
  964. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  965. The Matrix (1999)
  966. Nine Queens (2000)**
  967. The Captive (2000)**
  968. In the Mood for Love (2000)
  969. Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets (2000)**
  970. Gladiator (2000)
  971. Kippur (2000)
  972. Yi Yi (2000)
  973. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  974. Amores Perros (2000)
  975. Meet the Parents (2000)‡‡
  976. Signs & Wonders (2000)**
  977. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  978. Traffic (2000)
  979. The Gleaners and I (2000)
  980. Memento (2000)
  981. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
  982. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  983. Amélie (2001)***
  984. What Time Is It There? (2001)**
  985. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)**
  986. Kandahar (2001)
  987. Spirited Away (2001)
  988. The Piano Teacher (2001)††
  989. The Son’s Room (2001)**
  990. No Man’s Land (2001)
  991. Moulin Rouge! (2001)†††
  992. Monsoon Wedding (2001)**
  993. Fat Girl (2001)**
  994. Mulholland Drive (2001)**
  995. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)‡‡
  996. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  997. Lantana (2001)‡‡
  998. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)†
  999. Gangs of New York (2002)
  1000. The Pianist (2002)
  1001. Talk to Her (2002)**
  1002. City of God (2002)
  1003. Russian Ark (2002)
  1004. Far From Heaven (2002)*
  1005. Adaptation. (2002)*
  1006. Chicago (2002)†
  1007. Hero (2002)
  1008. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  1009. Uzak (2002)
  1010. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)‡‡
  1011. Irreversible (2002)
  1012. Bus 174 (2002) ††
  1013. The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
  1014. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)‡  
  1015. Oldboy (2003)
  1016. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
  1017. The Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)
  1018. The Best of Youth (2003)
  1019. Lost In Translation (2003)††
  1020. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)†††
  1021. The Passion Of The Christ (2004)‡‡
  1022. Collateral (2004)
  1023. The Aviator (2004)
  1024. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  1025. Head-On (2004)
  1026. 3-Iron (2004)‡‡
  1027. Crash (2004)***
  1028. Downfall (2004)
  1029. Sideways (2004)***
  1030. A Very Long Engagement (2004)**
  1031. Go, See, and Become (2005)‡‡
  1032. Paradise Now (2005)
  1033. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  1034. Tsotsi (2005)
  1035. Caché (2005)**
  1036. The Constant Gardner (2005)††
  1037. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  1038. Apocalypto (2006)‡‡
  1039. The Departed (2006)
  1040. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  1041. Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan (2006)
  1042. The Lives of Others (2006)*
  1043. Once (2006)
  1044. The Queen (2006)‡‡
  1045. The Host (2006)***
  1046. The Prestige (2006)††
  1047. Children of Men (2006)††
  1048. United 93 (2006)††
  1049. The Last King Of Scotland (2006)††
  1050. Babel (2006)††
  1051. Volver (2006)††
  1052. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
  1053. La Vie En Rose (2007)
  1054. No Country For Old Men (2007)
  1055. Into the Wild (2007)‡‡
  1056. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  1057. Atonement (2007)***
  1058. Surfwise (2007)***
  1059. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)***
  1060. Paranormal Activity (2007)
  1061. Wall-E (2008)***
  1062. The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
  1063. The Dark Knight (2008)
  1064. The Wrestler (2008)
  1065. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)***
  1066. Gomorra (2008)
  1067. The Class (2008)***
  1068. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  1069. Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
  1070. Let The Right One In (2008)
  1071. The Hurt Locker (2009)
  1072. An Education (2009)
  1073. Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire (2009)
  1074. Avatar (2009)
  1075. District 9 (2009)
  1076. The Hangover (2009)
  1077. In the Loop (2009)
  1078. The White Ribbon (2009)
  1079. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  1080. Fish Tank (2009)
  1081. Monsters (2010)
  1082. Of Gods and Men (2010)
  1083. Black Swan (2010)
  1084. Four Lions (2010)
  1085. The Social Network (2010)
  1086. Inception (2010)
  1087. The King’s Speech (2010)
  1088. True Grit (2010)
  1089. Senna (2010)
  1090. Le Havre (2011)
  1091. Shame (2011)
  1092. The Tree Of Life (2011)
  1093. The Kid With A Bike (Le gamin au velo) (2011)
  1094. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  1095. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
  1096. Drive (2011)
  1097. War Horse (2011)
  1098. A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) (2011)
  1099. Bridesmaids (2011)
  1100. The Descendants (2011)
  1101. Hugo (2011)
  1102. The Artist (2011)
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What better way to start a Monday than with a Western?

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I am very well aware that it is Wednesday today… it just took me a while to update but better late than never right?

So the first picture is what I usually see in the mornings on my way to school. It’s been a little dark and cloudy lately and it’ll rain near campus but for the most part the weather has been very agreeable.

The corvette is probably the only nice car I’ve seen in a while and in LA I wouldn’t even count it in amongst the VERY nice cars but this is Hawaii. All the nice cars are across the street at the luxury car dealership. It was still nice to see nonetheless.

And for our film class we had to watch Shane and I was pretty lucky that it was on Netflix. I bought some pho and enjoyed the movie (as best as I could). Nothing against the movie but you know it’s hard to watch a movie when you’re at home and you have a million other things to do.

But for those of you who have not seen it yet, here is MY quick summary (without ruining it).

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For our film class we are moving into the Western genre and what better way to start it than with Shane. Filmed in 1953 (although my book says 1952 for some reason), Shane is a typical Western in which there is a conflict between two groups and as the movie goes on it becomes obvious that there are multiple contrasts in the movie. Like Thomas Shatz says in his book, “The film is a virtual ballet of oppositions, all perceived from Joey’s (the young boy) viewpoint”. The main conflict being with the homesteaders who are trying to be forced/scared out of their land by the ranchers. This again refers to the battle between things such as: social law versus primitive law, equality vs survival of the fittest and even much simpler things such as the future versus the past.

The main character Shane, who borders between both groups, has to try and negotiate and somehow create a sense of order. Shane is trying to leave his gunslinger past in order to work for Joe Starrett (Joey’s father), but as chaos arises and there is need for a resolution Shane is the only person able to act because the society around him is too weak to do so. “And it is these actions that finally enforce social order but necessitate his departure from the community he has saved”.

Shane is a classic Western that helps define the genre but at the same time this film also helps viewers understand the transformations that have taken place within the genre since 1953. And who doesn’t like watching gunslingers save whole towns, am I right?

So like I said, it’s on Netflix so if you have some free time on your hands, it’s definitely worth checking out!

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My Saturday

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I went to the KCC Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning but without any cash whatsoever. Why I did that? I have no idea.

I guess I just assumed that there would be an ATM there but I was greatly mistaken. And the only ATM on campus is in the cafeteria that was closed because it was the weekend. Some stands took cards but there was only one thing I wanted…Strawberry Mochi and besides ignoring me for 5 minutes he said he didn’t take cards. DARN IT!

I left dismayed and hungry so I decided to go get a drink and some breakfast at The Tea Farm near campus. I got my usually Matcha Green Tea Lemonade, which is DELICIOUS by the way, and a blueberry bagel with cream cheese. Yum!

And then I picked up a friend and we went to go see Lincoln. We both got lost along the way but we made it eventually. And like I said in the earlier post, the movie was SPECTACULAR! Go see it everybody!

And I finished my Basic Instinct paper so I was pretty happy about that as well. Got most of my homework and reading done so all in all a pretty good Saturday.

What did you guys do?

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You know you’re a Law and Order: Special Victims Unit addict when…

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You’re watching Lincoln and you recognize one of the actors as having been on an episode of Law & Order: SVU.

Not only that but I could describe EXACTLY what episode he was on and what happened on it.

Who am I talking about?

Joseph Cross

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And the sad thing is that I haven’t seen him in ANYTHING else, JUST SVU.

It’s the episode where the father dies so the mother becomes all OCD protective of her kids, homeschooling them and only feeding them nutritious things even though they should be out socializing and living like kids. The younger son ends up being killed by the older son (Joseph Cross) in order to spare him from the foster care system but the gun jams when he tries to kill himself. His mother has filled both of them with the horrible lies about the outside world. They eventual end up running away but being caught later by Benson and Stabler.

He plays the roll of John Hay from Illinois.

And for those of you who haven’t seen the film yet. It is AMAZING!

Both Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones did an AMAZING job bringing the Lincoln story to life!

It’s like I LIVED through the Civil War while I was watching the film. Every actor and actress in the film was just magnificent!

Except maybe Joseph Gordon-Levitt…he had maybe 5 lines in the movie? Kind of didn’t fit? He fits more in the future (Inception & Looper) rather than Civil War times in my opinion. Just saying.

*SLIGHT SPOILER*

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BUT you do get to see Daniel Day-Lewis give a good slap to his son (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in one scene. It wouldn’t be a Daniel Day-Lewis movie without it! It was amazing! TOTALLY made my day.

I couldn’t find a clip of it but this video should do for now.

And it really doesn’t matter if you don’t like historical films or not, this is one of those movies you DO NOT want to pass up. It has that same finesse that The King’s Speech has, it entraps you and makes you invested in the film. Even I began to wonder how it would end, even though obviously I knew that the Confederacy would surrender and the 13th Amendment would be passed, still I was on the edge of my seat till the very last second. It was more than just believable, it was as if I was fighting WITH the Union for equality! It really was intense.

It was a good way to spend my Saturday afternoon and I don’t regret it for a second.

I give Lincoln all the thumbs I have up! Go watch it! (And SVU).

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Gingerbread & Korean Food Time!

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Olivo, Mark and I were watching the “Maltese Falcon” yesterday because I had to watch it for my film class.

We’re going over the hard-boiled detective films and this was the first on our list of many!

And although it was quite fast paced and hard to differentiate characters at times, overall it was a good movie.

And a must see for Humphrey Bogart fans.

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After the movie I just kind of wanted to bake something. And Olivo was getting pretty sleepy so I wanted to help her stay awake so she helped me bake some delicious Gingerbread cookies!

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They actually turned out pretty good! It was hard to cut out the shapes without destroying them because of all that butter in the batter but I put some more flour down before I rolled out the dough so that helped a lot.

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And for dinner I made Sausage Omurice for me and Chicken Quesadillas for Mark.

We don’t really want the same food for dinner, which is fine by me.

It’s good because I’m getting better at multitasking in the kitchen.

I just need to get more pots and pans and stuff when I get the chance. Well…I need more baking ware rather than for cooking but we’ll see I guess.

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A mini polaroid of Olivo and I. (Excuse the basket of laundry).

I don’t know…this picture kind of makes me look short. Hmmm… Oh well.

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And today after we got back from our trip to Target we decided to go get some Korean food.

Ever since I had Korean food the other day I’ve been craving it like crazy. Thank God Olivo likes Korean food! I was stoked!

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She got barbecue chicken and I got Kimchi chigae! Yum!!!!

Made it home in time to watch MOST of the Bachelor but it is SO BORING!

Everyone is ugly and stupid and Sean is boring as FUCK! UGH. Bleh.

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