On the road to the airport

I never thought about it. All the time I was preoccupied with
something, my interview, my internship, my holiday. And now on the
taxi to the airport, I feel it. Just like I felt it the last time. But
this time, it is the first new start I have had in three years. While
I’ve met and spent time with new people and had an amazing 3 years,
this one extra year feels so different. So magnificent in it’s
possibility and yet so small and almost insignificant. I loved Warwick
and now I am going to love London too.

P.S had a great summer. I did some stupid things the past couple of
weeks but all in all it was a great summer.

A motherf***ing Lorum Ipsum Generator

This website http://slipsum.com/ is a Lorum Ipsum style code
generator. What it does is take quotes from Samuel L. Jackson movies
and pops them into code for you.

An example of the code generated! So freaking cool.

You think water moves fast? You should see ice. It moves like it has a mind. Like it knows it killed the world once and got a taste for murder. After the avalanche, it took us a week to climb out. Now, I don’t know exactly when we turned on each other, but I know that seven of us survived the slide… and only five made it out. Now we took an oath, that I’m breaking now. We said we’d say it was the snow that killed the other two, but it wasn’t. Nature is lethal but it doesn’t hold a candle to man.

Now that there is the Tec-9, a crappy spray gun from South Miami. This gun is advertised as the most popular gun in American crime. Do you believe that shit? It actually says that in the little book that comes with it: the most popular gun in American crime. Like they’re actually proud of that shit.

Well, the way they make shows is, they make one show. That show’s called a pilot. Then they show that show to the people who make shows, and on the strength of that one show they decide if they’re going to make more shows. Some pilots get picked and become television programs. Some don’t, become nothing. She starred in one of the ones that became nothing.

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.

My money’s in that office, right? If she start giving me some bullshit about it ain’t there, and we got to go someplace else and get it, I’m gonna shoot you in the head then and there. Then I’m gonna shoot that bitch in the kneecaps, find out where my goddamn money is. She gonna tell me too. Hey, look at me when I’m talking to you, motherfucker. You listen: we go in there, and that nigga Winston or anybody else is in there, you the first motherfucker to get shot. You understand?

Quick and Dirty Review: Tree of Life

If you like movies that get to the point, just go somewhere else. This movie is filled with moments that feel like the movie has actually ended and yet is still going on. It's that kind of movie to me.

I understand that ultimately the reason why I am so negative about this movie is also because I just did not understand the conceit behind this movie. Ostensibly it is about a family. About the fatherly figure's (Brad Pitt – a masterful performance by an actor who is so sure of his craft and his talent) struggle through life, about the wife's struggle (Jessica Chastain – her only purpose in this movie is to offer sad and distant looks, save one beautiful scene of real joy when the husband was out of the house) against the world and the husband. About an angry son, and his pliant younger brother. About flashes of disaster and ecstasy in life. Each individual moment in the movie is beautifully crafted, and the score in this movie is truly magnificent. But to call this movie a good movie is a bridge too far, coherence in narrative and structure no matter how deconstructed and modern a movie attempts to be, has to be present, and the fast and loose way this film maker plays with time, space, reality and dream leaves me with a really bad taste in my mouth.

I cannot recommend this movie, because I am not convinced that a selection or a string of beautiful constructed moments makes up a movie, however if you do in fact want to see a movie as I've described, then it can prove to be quite a rewarding and enjoyable roll in the proverbial hay of avant garde cinema. A much more enjoyable and lighthearted movie in general however, would have to be??Crazy Stupid Love, and that will be where I spent my re-watch $$ if I were to re-watch a movie this summer.

3/5 Stars

Crazy Stupid Love

I watched Crazy Stupid Love. And like all good Hollywood Rom Coms, it’s perfect. It’s got the perfect amount of sex, love, hate, breakup, “aw-shucks” moments and the perfect ending. I like this movie because it tells me that life truly isn’t perfect. Sometimes it has to rain, however cliche it may be, sometimes the guy you meet at the bar is actually an asshole, but becomes your loveable asshole. And sometimes your fears and self doubt don’t actually mean anything when faced with the prospect of something that you know is the right thing for you.

Even the resolution is ideal, it’s perfect in it’s very Hollywood way, it’s predictable, and the ending, however perfect, also telegraphed from the first 20 minutes of the movie. Do I wish for a different movie? No. Do I wish it was more European by leaving the possibility of heartache? Definitely. The cast of this show is perfect. I love Julianne Moore, she’s so flexible and is so unbelievably funny that she actually serves as a foil to the lovely Steve Carrell. I fell in love with Emma Stone from the moment she stepped on screen, with her lines and delivery; and Ryan Gosling is perfect as the photoshopped god. He also demonstrates the breadth to play a much shallower character trapped in a beautiful body, and whilst not the strongest performance, is merely outshone because of the sheer talent he is surrounded by on this cast. Even incidental cast members like the Asian chick best friend and the other Dad/Mom are truly hilarious and drive the movie forward.

The movie is beautifully shot, (my fave moment is when Gosling’s character is sitting at the Bar with Carrell and they’re talking about the *major plot twist* and he’s being shot over the shoulder, a gorgeously tender and intimate shot which stood out for me as just plain ol’ good cinema) as is the choice of music some of which I recall as from my childhood. This movie reminds me of the highs and greats of Grey’s Anatomy and definitely earns a place on the list of surprisingly good rom coms of this decade.

4.5/5 Stars! (Less .5 coz I didn’t see enough of Emma Stone)