haha thanks a lot. and nah man I just moved from my "school home" back to my real home for the summer, and then I move back again once summer is over. I normally wouldn't even have to move anything but I'm renting out my room to somebody over the summer so I don't have to pay rent for a house I won't be living in and thus I can have more money haha. what are you up to this summer?/where do you live?
Oh man, that’s kind of awkward, but I do have to explain myself: When I asked you “You’re moving?” with such enthusiasm, I actually thought someone else I personally know was moving (a guy I also follow on Tumblr), which explains why my question was kind of over-the-top. Not that I don’t care about your answer, though, but I figured maybe you thought the question came out of nowhere; well it kind of did after all hahaha
And this summer, I’ll be taking some summer classes on American cinema so I can complete my college degree and finally move on to University of Montreal in autumn. (which is a giveaway to my whereabouts)
Alright, so the PSN hack was funny for a while, but man, I was expecting it to be down for a day or two at most. I want my PSN back, I want to see the updates! ARGH! What are the arcade games & classic releases this week? :’(
“If the artist is more important than the art, it becomes show-business: it’s staged, it’s fake; it’s bullshit.”—I don’t give a shit about who actors are dating, I don’t give a shit about what drugs musicians take, I don’t fucking care about the sexual orientations of performance artists.
haha just makes me sad because it's such a deep and dark game. it's my second favourite in the series though for sure. nothing beats the ending of that game...epicc
I will shamefully admit that I never actually played the game. (It’s Majora’s Mask, isn’t it?) I know I should. I’ve missed out on many great titles out there and I wish I had more free time to play them all!
“The first 3D porn video has been filmed”—… on the first page of a free newspaper in Montreal. This is the type of society we live in. A question comes to mind: Are things liked because they’re good or are they good because they’re liked?
“I hate people who write off other people’s talents just because of their taste in movies. I left film-school for that very reason. The first thing the teacher told us was “If you want to make Terminator 2, leave now” and I was like, fuck you man. There could be a kid sat in the corner disheartened because Terminator 2 is the movie he wants to make, that’s his vision and here’s the teacher telling him he can’t do that. He had no fucking right, none of us do. Besides, I think Terminator 2 is a pretty kick-ass movie.”—Paul Thomas Anderson (via rossbirks)
If I may just speak for myself here, I understand how this can be frustrating since I’ve been through similar things studying music. However, as unfortunate as it may seem, the teacher is right. Schools are there to teach kids what actual art should be and how it should be perceived. While Terminator 2 has its qualities as an entertainment product, it is not artistic per say; and this is something that’s unfortunately disregarded in today’s societies. People grow up being told by the medias that talent and genius is what’s shown on the first page of magazines and they obviously end up believing it; but that’s marketing. It’s the entertainment industry and its only purpose is to sell. Let me put it this way; whoever goes to a music school wishing to learn how to become lady gaga will be told exactly the same thing. Why? Because there’s absolutely nothing to learn about that. What she makes is simple, intuitive; a level of musicality easily obtained by newbies as far as theory goes, but pumped up with fake tools and audio effects to “sound good”. Her level of creativity is shit. Just like Terminator 2: An android comes from the future to kill whoever saves the world? I mean, c’mon; a kid can come up with ideas as shallow as this one. Such movies may be entertaining, aesthetically impressive, but this is not what art is all about; and that’s why schools don’t encourage such productions. Now, if being part of show-business is what you really want, don’t count on talent more than on luck and connections; and if you still want to study, well suck it up and ignore being told that what you like isn’t good. You want art in movies? Watch Requiem for a Dream, Memento, Waking Life… movies like that have real ideas behind them; movies like that have artistic qualities… and to be quite honest: Real artists don’t make money. They usually have to spend money to create. So if you study any type of art with hopes and dreams to become the next super star, you’re more than likely wasting your time.
Anathema Armstrong, Louis Ashes Divide Auf der Maur, Melissa The Beatles Bélanger, Daniel Bigelf Blackfield The Cat Empire Les Colocs Coltrane, John Deftones Desjardins, Richard Diablo Swing Orchestra Dir en Grey Gabriel, Peter Harmonium Hypno5e Jane’s Addiction Lacrimosa Led Zeppelin Marley, Bob The Mars Volta McCartney, Paul No-Man Opeth Opusculus Pain of Salvation A Perfect Circle Pink Floyd Porcupine Tree Queen Radiohead Riverside Ruiza Sex Machineguns Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra Smashing Pumpkins System of a Down Team Sleep Tool Townsend, Devin Under Byen Wesley, John Wilson, Steven Zappa, Frank
Music from all around the world into our ears, and still not enough. I know I need to keep on discovering new musicians. If you recognize yourselves in this list and feel like there’s something missing, would you care to let me know?
How, simply HOW did that movie get an overall rating of approximately 6/10? How the fuck does this great movie get bad critics and barely gets exposed while pieces of shit like avatar get praised like they’re life changing? Okay, okay now, let’s not be drastic; The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus ain’t the best movie ever either. But it’s good, it’s very good. Very visual, very creative, quite confusing from time to time, but very well thought.
So what’s wrong, o-almighty Critics? What’s wrong with it? Not enough fake plastic half-naked women for you? Too complicated for your small little brainz? No-compute with what you’d expect from a movie? The guy doesn’t get the girl in the end? Awwww how sad is it when you don’t get what you expect eh? We all so-wanted poor little Heath Ledger to live happily ever after.
Heath Ledger was okay. Let’s be honest here, it’s not because the man died tragically that everything he’s done have to be perfect. He wasn’t bad, but he seemed to have the Joker stuck on his skin. He moved and almost talked like the Joker, which is disappointing in a way. BUT he moved and talked well, even if he was reminiscent of the Joker, said-Joker was a great character, so implementing him in another movie doesn’t make it bad… it just shows how limited (or troubled?) Ledger was as an actor. (I mean… Johnny Depp is on screen for 10 minutes at most and he’s just plain better.)
Lily Cole was also okay. Not the best actress out there, but I do respect the choice of actress since she doesn’t look like the typical “perfect woman” you usually get from American productions… which is normal since it’s a UK-Canada production. Woo! Although I must admit I thought there was unnecessary skin showed on screen from time to time, but it wasn’t that much, so all is well.
Christopher Plummer is very good. He’s really pulled off his role(s). He is very credible as a respectable man and a honourable monk as he is as a hobo. The interactions between Cole and him are also very believable. Tom Waits was also pretty good as the devil. He has this convincing way of being an ass that just makes you want to slap this pretentious face of his!
Actors put aside, the whole movie is about people’s dreams and living them; so the scenes are very imaginative. They reminded me a bit of Mirrormask (which is a masterpiece, by the way) with the unexpected and unbelievable ideas they came up with.
Anyway, I’ll wrap it up. I’m giving this movie a generous 9/10. (Lost one point for showing unnecessary skin and colin farrell.) Definitely worth a watch. I mean, after all, Johnny Depp is in the movie for 10 minutes; so who would pass up on that? …
(Spoiler:) Also, colin farrell is hanged and dies. Who’d pass up on that? (god I hate that guy)
“Le scarabée est un insecte qui se nourrit des excréments d’animaux autrement plus gros que lui. Les intestins de ces animaux ont cru tirer tout ce qu’il y avait à tirer de la nourriture ingurgitée par l’animal. Pourtant, le scarabée trouve, à l’intérieur de ce qui a été rejeté, la nourriture nécessaire à sa survie grâce à un système intestinal dont la précision, la finesse et une incroyable sensibilité surpassent celles de n’importe quel mammifère. De ces excréments dont il se nourrit, le scarabée tire la substance appropriée à la production de cette carapace si magnifique qu’on lui connaît et qui émeut notre regard : le vert jade du scarabée de Chine, le rouge pourpre du scarabée d’Afrique, le noir de jais du scarabée d’Europe et le trésor du scarabée d’or, mythique entre tous, introuvable, mystère des mystères.
Un artiste est un scarabée qui trouve, dans les excréments mêmes de la société, les aliments nécessaires pour produire les œuvres qui fascinent et bouleversent ses semblables. L’artiste, tel un scarabée, se nourrit de la merde du monde pour lequel il œuvre, et de cette nourriture abjecte il parvient, parfois, à faire jaillir la beauté.”—Wajdi Mouawad