My Ten Backfire-able New Year’s Resolutions (2011 Edition)

A quick look at the things that I should be doing for 2011.
  1. No more McDonald’s.
  2. Facebook only TWICE a day.
  3. Daily breakfast in the morning.
  4. Daily shower in the morning.
  5. Sleeping before 1AM.
  6. Waking up before 8AM.
  7. Less procrastination.
  8. Less outrageous purchases at Chapters/thrift shops.
  9. Save money for that Macbook you’ve always wanted.
  10. Say “No” to unnecessary hangouts.

My 2010 Year In Film

ATE LAST YEAR I told myself to keep track of the movies I watched in 2010 and. Let me tell you that tracking your film-watching activity is  far simpler than tracking your finances or eating habits. Anyway this is what I did; I created a dedicated page for the list (here) and updated it every time I watched a movie. I think what made the task very simple is that I’m really enjoy watching films.

The film industry and entire process of producing a film fascinates me. Some people say that because you pay attention to too much of the movie, you get less out of the experience because you aren’t suspending your belief as much, but I’d like to think otherwise. Knowing technical aspects (lighting, framing, color correction, effects, sound recording) as well as the acting side of things (character development, writing) intrigues me greatly and I can hardly begin to fathom how challenging it must be to make any feature-length movie on any scale.

I’ll say it now that it is a personal dream of mine to participate in the movie-making industry. Perhaps it’s a good idea to move to Vancouver.

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[film] SALT: a simple review

Today I went to the cinema for the third Tuesday in a row primarily because of the cheap Tuesday ticket pricing ($5.99). Regular prices here in Canada are preposterous. It’s $10.99 for regular nights. And that’s not in 3D. Just add an additional three of my hard-earned dollars on top of that. I hate 3D, so that’s why whenever I see any movie trailer that is suffixed by “…in 3D” at the end, I throw furious faux-kung fu fists in the air.

While some women become cougars in their 40s, some adopt a moniker after a table-condiment and triple-cross major nations rivaling each other with a gun.

Anyway, Salt was fun.

No spoilers abound here.

There was little calm in the movie. Once the action started, that was it, you either followed it or got left behind. Watching Angelina exert herself in the chases while managing to remaining calm AND thinking 2 steps ahead of her predators was astounding. I did have a bit of problem trying to follow the plot because there was so much twisting involving Russia, parents, car crashes, and Lee Harvey Oswald. Lost looked like a straight-edge ruler in one corner compared to this. But in the end, I got it. Thankfully.

But here’s what I took from the movie:

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[tv] An Office without Michael

Skip this if you aren’t a fan of The Office. This post is about Michael Scott, and about his departure after the 7th season of The Office.

Thanks for the memories, Michael Scott. They really were so great.

As much as I will miss seeing his management antics and dating faux pas unfold on weekly TV (or eight episodes a day through the Internet, shh), he’s already had so many memorable moments in seasons past that to try and outdo himself would seem very – how do I put this – ‘try-hardy’ (Sarah Palin will make this a word).

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