Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Ok a little something about some movies coming up this fall...I have regained some amount of focus and a longer attention span (thank you walnuts and flaxseeds and salmon) so I can actually sit through films again...and so here is what I found is coming up:

1- Jarhead with Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard and Chris Cooper...( I want to hug whoever did the casting)...and directed by Sam Mendes...yup it gets that good.. anyway...if you haven't read the book I would recommend it..It's about a marine's experience of the 1990-91 Gulf War..and it is an interesting and easy read...If you need more convincing or if you don't do books (what?) then look at these reviews here, and here.

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Also, catch Jake G in Proof and Peter S. in Flightplan...I don't know much about these movies..yes these guys are the only reason I am recommending them..Ok I know a little about the films but I don't need to say anything..
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There is The Exorcism of Emily Rose, which is based on a true story..and stars Laura Linney as a Lawyer, enough said..The whole 'double interpretation' Linney talks about in the article is sort of like reading Henry James' 'The Turn of The Screw'..I recommend, yes.
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For Buffy fans, Joss Whedon is directing Serenity..
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Fran McDormand is in North Country based on a true story about a a woman (C. Theron) who battles against sexual harassment at the mining company she works in..what is as good as the topic and Fran's acting is that it's directed by Niki Caro who made 'Whale Rider'..which is one of the most beautiful films I know..
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Keira Knightly and her big mouth appear in Domino..which is based on the life of Domino Harvey the model turned bounty hunter...there is controversy over the fact that the movie has opted to depict Harvey as heterosexual, which upset her...we'll have to see it to know if they have ignored a part of her life that she thought was important..
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Ok that's enough films for today..
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Are you a hopeaholic? Gloria Stienem lists some things she hopes, like:
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I hope that spirituality overwhelms religion. I say this because spirituality links, religion ranks; spirituality sees God in all living things, religion rations out God to some more than others; spirituality celebrates life, religion celebrates life after death.
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I hope that men break out of the masculine prison that: a) justifies males dominating females; b) separates men from the full circle of their human qualities; and c) cons the many men at the bottom into endangering their lives to protect the few men at the top.
Sounds good to me

7 comments:

panda said...

Kwtia, are you really a guy?

Zaydoun said...

I bought Jarhead when it came out and it's staring at me from my bookshelf, pleading with me to read it before the movie comes out

And Joss Whedon rules!!

kwtia said...

Panda, Yes I am... and also not really a kwti..and maybe also a robot.
you are the weirdest blogger out there..and I know you know it..
Zaydoun, I am glad there is another Joss Whedon fan out there! Buffy fan?
Yes read Jarhead before the film..You have till November..there's time :) Do you have the hardcover? Get to page six and seven where he describes watching war films..for some reason that has stuck with me since i read it..maybe because it shattered a myth I sort of depended on to make things ok..

Hanan said...

walnuts and flaxseeds and salmon. hmmm. does that come from the oprah show?

kwtia said...

Haha Hanan, are you talking about the show two nights ago? That scared the life out of me..but no actually i started adding them to my diet a little while back because I was suffering from a severely short attention span and very bad focus and let me tell you..besides making your brain work a little better it helps make your skin look healthier and maybe all that other stuff that I hope the Oprah show was right about..I highly recommend those additions to the diet..

Zaydoun said...

People think I'm refusing to grow up, or just insane when I tell them I'm a Buffy fan.

kwtia said...

haha Zaydoun, Yes I know what you mean..It's impossible to explain to someone who hasn't watched it just how great it is..but you know, I have to say that I in turn test people's intelligence and humour by whether or not they understand how amazing the show is..