Saturday, 10 January 2009

What i've been watching, reading etc

Had a bit of f ilm week this week. Never usually have as much time to watch them, but with my hours being reduced at work i've had more time to write (lots of short stories coming) and more time to watch films.
Here's what i've been watching this week.

The Hours- the film which Nicole Kidman won an oscar for - by a nose. I really enjoyed it, even though the tone of it was depressing, it all worked well. After reading the novel i wondered if it would work as a film. It did. Great performances, great film. Want to go and see Stephen Daldry's new film out at cinemas at the moment, The Reader.

Isolation- low budget Irish horror film about a gentically modified killer mutated cow foetus. Yes you read that right. Lots of gore and medical instruments. The medical instruments make me feel far more uneasy than the gore does.

In the valley of Elah- Loved this. Starring Tommy Lee Jones, it focuses on him trying to find out what happened to his son who is reported AWOL after returning from the war in Iraq. Written and directed by Paul Haggis, who was responsible for Crash and also wrote Million Dollar Baby, Casino Royale and more.

Outpost- All i have to say is super strong supernatural zombie nazi's. Sold yet? Takes a while to get going but the last half hour is a brutal joy.

Also been watching Seinfeld. Upto Season 3 at the moment. Love this programme, i promise to write a blog upon it in the future.

That's all for now. Bye.

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