Friday, July 2, 2010

Such a Long Time


View from Rooftop Resteraunt
Originally uploaded by kelsokraft

It has been such a long time since I posted here. Life has been busy, but nothing tragic has happened. Still reading and watching movies. Although I have decided to scale back on the TV/Movie watching.

My reading since the last post:

May

Under the Dome - Stephen King
When The Soul Mends - Cindy Woodsmall
Rumble Fish - S.E. Hinton
The First Time We Met The Blues - David Williams
The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton

June

Life After Death - Deepak Chopra
Know It All- A.J. Jacobs *
I Am Nujood Age 10 and Divorced - Nujood Ali
Island Beneath the Sea - Isabel Allende *

July

Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel

* Recommend

The Movie List would be too Massive, but I will l put my recommendations. Feel free to read about them on IMDB or Netflix:

The Stoning of Soroya M. (This may be a tough watch for some)

Ong Bak (The original Thai language movie with Tony Jaa)

Monsieur Vincent (Older French language movie about St. Vincent de Paul)

Amazing Grace - Hymns that Changed the World (A documentary about 4 of the most popular Hymns and how they came to be)

It Might Get Loud (I watched this documentary twice, in a matter of weeks. It is rare for me to watch anything twice, and even rarer for me to watch it within weeks of seeing it. Wonder if it has anything to do with Jimmy Page?)

Hachi: A Dogs Tale (have your tissues. Based on a real life story that took place in Japan in the 1920/1930s. Updated and Westernized).

Kick-Ass (I was not prepared to like this movie at all...LOVED IT!)

Interstate 60 (a little unheard of Gary Oldman film, with a cameo by Michael J. Fox. What a great film).

The Pope of Greenwich Village (I was in a Mickey Rourke mood for a while. This was one I hadn't seen, great performances all around).

The Killers (1946) (There are 2 versions of this film, one from '46 and one from '64. I recommend the earlier).

Killer Diller (Most people probably never heard of this one. Autistic young man plays piano for a group of young offenders and their blues band).

The Sinjuku Incident (Jackie Chan movie from 2009, only released in theaters overseas. It is dubbed. What I liked about this film is what happens to Chan's character throught the movie and at the end. First time I've ever seen a Chan movie end this way, and I've seen about 50 Chan movies).

The Karate Kid (Kung Fu Kid) (I will say, I am just a big fan of the original, but I gave this one a chance, mainly because of Jackie Chan. Where it lacked the originality of the original (it was almost a carbon copy), it had cute updates and awsome Kung-Fu moves demonstrated by Smith.

That's all for now. I will promise to keep this up more.

1 comment:

itsJUSTme said...

AAAAHHHHHHH! OMG you're back!!!!! I missed you!
You have some really interesting books listed, i will have to check them out!
Please come visit my blog, its been such a long time!
I'm glad everything is ok, I was getting worried.