SIGHT AND SOUND

i had a little winter hiatus and then holiday season was a bit busy so i haven't had too much free time or blog time.  but i'd like to tell you about the movies i watched!  all available from the public library, so take advantage!  i'm linking the listings here, hope you have your card number memorized. :)

1. the avengers
yes, THE [marvel] AVENGERS!  was at the library, finally!  for a dollar, i watched it four times this break.  i love this movie.  i'm sure most people have seen this and don't need a synopsis... i just want to say i really enjoyed the action and the downtime between the action was good too.

2. hanna
i think of this as a subtle-psychedelic action movie.  and it might be because the soundtrack was by the chemical brothers.  the dvd has an alternate ending in the special features section, which i liked.  it could even be added on to the movie ending.  but i can also see why it was edited out because the different narration point of view was a little non-sequitur.

3. son of rambow
a great friendship story of two boys enamoured by the movie First Blood!  takes place in the 80s in europe. an unlikely friendship is formed by primary school kids since family support is lacking.  my description is very bad, this movie is really awesome and imaginative... especially if you are familiar with rambo!  i also really enjoyed the ending of this movie.  predictable? maybe yes... but it was the last little nuance that made it great.  when you're a kid, you don't hold grudges, you don't have a lot of regrets... you just look to the future.  and these kids, despite the huge fight they just had (and the calamity they survived) it was just business as usual at the end of the day.  it must be nice to have a simple life.

4. source code
a military technology allows time to be "reassigned" via a "source code".  a source code user tries to stop a terrorist attack by looking for clues in the source code's time zone... all the while learning more about the source code technology that the creators are keeping a secret.  a lot of people i know were calling this a B movie with many plot holes.  but i know something they don't... i read the dark tower... and i know there are other worlds than these.  if you are a tower junkie, you should definitely watch this and see how much of your dt knowledge can be applied to fill in the unexplained!

5. devil
a horror movie that takes place in an elevator!  people are always dissing M. Night Shyamalan, but i think he is quite creative!  i wasn't scared or grossed out (there is some blood involved) and i guess you should expect to be either or both when you are going to watch this genre of movie, but i liked the detective aspect of it and the mythology that went with it.  it has a hitchcock feeling.

i really wanted to watch looper, premium rush, prometheus, dark knight rises (again), detective dee, and total recall but didn't have the means or the time.  guess i'll have to wait until spring break.

i talk about music here quite a bit so i thought i'd share some favorites of the past year.  i went to my itunes library and filtered all the 2012 songs.  here are some of the ones with the most plays.  (and if you want to know what my all time most plays- from my entire library, just look to the left and visit my last.fm profile.)


wildcat! wildcat!
Mr. Quiche



C2C
Arcades


C2C - Arcades [OFFICIAL] @C2Cdjs from On And On Records on Vimeo.


School of Seven Bells
Lafaye



Silversun Pickups
Mean Spirits




Chain and the Gang
Certain Kinds of Trash



Loma Prieta
Fly by Night


Loma Prieta - Fly By Night from Evan Henkel on Vimeo.


Metric
Speed the Collapse





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