A fair bit has happened since my last journal entry, and the length of the dot point list in front of me is a good reminder that I need to update my journal more frequently. Not that anything huge has happened since the last entry… but none the less, I would like these smaller, everyday things to be properly documented, and the longer I leave it, the less important it seems.
Due to time constraints, I will write the following in relatively brief point form, grouped into categories… though I'm sure I didn't have to explain that :P
Watched The Heartbreak Kid with Tracy, kelwebby and her man Dan. It was surprisingly entertaining, considering its poor rating on IMDB, and the poorer reviews I have been reading. There were a couple of stupid jokes, and a couple of ‘shock' jokes which I never find funny…. You know the jokes I mean – the ones they put into new comedies in order to shock the audience, so that people talk about it later and the movie gets more exposure through word of mouth. It's so gimmicky, and takes away from most of the films that use those types of jokes. Either way, it was entertaining through occasionally frustrating. 5.5/10
Watched Blades of Glory with Tracy, Markus and haze. I was surprised with hot good it was the first time I watched it a few months back… and repeat viewing certainly make it better still :-) We all laughed time and time again, and its slowly becoming one of my favourite movies from that genre. 7/10
Watched A Cock and Bull Story with Markus and Blake. Blake had been telling me how much he hated it for many many months now, and I was not expecting much. As such, I was quite surprised when he suddenly came up with the idea of watching it… had he forgotten what he'd been saying about it? No, but he simply felt it deserved another viewing, and I was glad to be part of it. It was fun. It is clearly a Winterbottom movie. I enjoyed the narrative structure, though wish they had kept it consistent for the whole movie. I cant really say too much more than that. I will watch it again. 7.5/10
Watched 24 Hour Party People again, for the first time in about eight years. The first time I watched it was back during it cinema release at Luna. I could not understand a damn word they were saying, and thus I hated it… This time, I had no problem… I obviously have a better sound system than Luna :-) This is another Winterbottom movie, and once again starred Steve Coogan, whom is becoming one of my all time favourite British actors. 7.5/10
I am running out of time – short point form to finish off