My To-View-List – Feb/Mar 2008

February 20, 2008 at 12:39 am | Posted in movies | 1 Comment
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Movies are good for the soul – even more so than virtual worlds. They take you with them on a journey into another world, leaving your worries – along with your body that’s resting in the dark – behind. Now that I finally live in a BIG CITY again, I need to start getting back to a regular movie watching routine. Becoming a member of the Viennese Film Museum was one step – now I need to start making sure that I get so see at least one, ideally two movies a week, like I did in my most devoted movie watching days. And there are sooo many good movies coming up at the moment!

Here is my current to-view list – only covering current movies though:
Charlie Wilson’s War
FALCO -Verdammt wir leben noch (the Falco biopic)
I’m not there (Bob Dylan biopic)
My Blueberry Nights (new Wong Kar Wai)
There Will be Blood (new P.T. Anderson, feat. Daniel Day Lewis!)
No Country for Old Men (Cormac McCarthy by the Coen brothers)
Rambo (fourth installment of the Rambo franchise, dubbed ‘John Rambo’ in German as ‘Rambo’ was the German title for ‘First Blood)

Movies I’ll avoid at all costs (hence no link 🙂 )
10.000 BC
27 Dresses
Blind Wedding
Meet The Spartans (although I should watch it, for academic reasons)
and many many more…

This is England

October 7, 2007 at 11:08 am | Posted in Popular Culture | 4 Comments
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Here is a movie that is probably going to please the taste of all ye chav haters out there: This is England, directed by Shane Meadows. Excerpt from a plot summary on IMDB.com:

This is England: Mods, New Romantics, and Skinheads are the major youth sub-cultures of this very English summer of 1983 and young 12-year-old Shaun is left wandering aimlessly alone and lost during the start of his school holidays, until his chance meeting with Woody and his fun and friendly Skinhead pack. Finding a new lease of life; girls, parties, Ben Sherman shirts, Doc Martin boots and shaven hairstyles young Shaun is welcomed, life during this summer holiday has got a whole lot better. That is until Combo arrives on the scene bitter, dangerous, racist, militant and psychotic life for young Shaun has just approached his first major crossroads. This is England is a look back at the early eighties of British working-class life through the eyes of young Shaun and his new gang, and dealing with the bitterness of outside influences such as racism and xenophobia, of mass unemployment and the fall out of the Falkland’s War; Thatcher’s Britain: Did we ever have it so good? When you see Shaun, ask Him.

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