Consumption Log

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3.16 | it’s not easy being green

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3.16 | it’s not easy being green

Point Pleasant - e06 Secrets and Lies, e07 Deception
These next two episodes of point pleasant were quite interesting. many different things happened. Christina and logan tried to leave the town but they realized they couldn’t leave.

Point Pleasant - e06 Secrets and Lies, e07 Deception

These next two episodes of point pleasant were quite interesting. many different things happened. Christina and logan tried to leave the town but they realized they couldn’t leave.

Smashing Time
A British flick from 1967. Whipping through the mod scene of swinging London, this frenetic and at times bizarre movie was delightful! It starts right of with the two stars, Lynn Redgrave and Rita Tushingham screaming through the title song, with some cool drawings like this one:

Pretty cool, huh? and then stuff like this happens:

The story is of these two girls who come into town determined to make a name for themselves. Yvonne, (Lynn Redgrave) sort of puts herself in charge, but she is all flighty and stuff, and then her sort of put-upon friend, Brenda (Rita Tushingham) sort of cleans up her friends messes, after getting out of her own messes. It sort of just goes from crazy scene to crazier scene as the girls luck into successes and failures. I just thought the movie was great. The color palette is amazing, the music is groovy and the characters are wacky and insane and weird. There are two probably overlong slapstick mess-making scenes, which are funny for a minute I guess. OK. Also, there are more songs, like musical-type songs, which are not sung in the movie, but describe the happenings from the characters point of view. It is a crazy cool movie. I mean, if you like that sort of thing.

Smashing Time

A British flick from 1967. Whipping through the mod scene of swinging London, this frenetic and at times bizarre movie was delightful! It starts right of with the two stars, Lynn Redgrave and Rita Tushingham screaming through the title song, with some cool drawings like this one:

Smashing Time

Pretty cool, huh? and then stuff like this happens:

Ears

The story is of these two girls who come into town determined to make a name for themselves. Yvonne, (Lynn Redgrave) sort of puts herself in charge, but she is all flighty and stuff, and then her sort of put-upon friend, Brenda (Rita Tushingham) sort of cleans up her friends messes, after getting out of her own messes. It sort of just goes from crazy scene to crazier scene as the girls luck into successes and failures. I just thought the movie was great. The color palette is amazing, the music is groovy and the characters are wacky and insane and weird. There are two probably overlong slapstick mess-making scenes, which are funny for a minute I guess. OK. Also, there are more songs, like musical-type songs, which are not sung in the movie, but describe the happenings from the characters point of view. It is a crazy cool movie. I mean, if you like that sort of thing.

Here are my top 10 movies of 2012.

Here are my top 10 movies of 2012.

Les Miserables
This was great! They brought you right into the story. The performances were great. I was kinda surprised by how much I liked Amanda Seyfried in this. Her particular trill in her singing voice worked well for this character. And then I got into Eponine, and this whole love triangle thing. Then everyone died pretty much, but it was a great ending.

Les Miserables

This was great! They brought you right into the story. The performances were great. I was kinda surprised by how much I liked Amanda Seyfried in this. Her particular trill in her singing voice worked well for this character. And then I got into Eponine, and this whole love triangle thing. Then everyone died pretty much, but it was a great ending.

Max Headroom - Neurostim, Lessons
Edison investigates ZikZak’s new product, a bracelet that grants your fantasies and sells you burgers at the same time. He uses the thing himself, well, a modified version, and almost loses his mind! Luckily, we can feed Max back into him! Lessons was about the Censors cracking down, and they try to help a little girl reunite with her mother, who is revolting against the censors. Oh, and the censor guy had a really great face.

Max Headroom - Neurostim, Lessons

Edison investigates ZikZak’s new product, a bracelet that grants your fantasies and sells you burgers at the same time. He uses the thing himself, well, a modified version, and almost loses his mind! Luckily, we can feed Max back into him! Lessons was about the Censors cracking down, and they try to help a little girl reunite with her mother, who is revolting against the censors. Oh, and the censor guy had a really great face.

60 Minutes
Robo-arm - cool!
Danish guy - hmmm. Seems like an unlikely story, but fascinating
Judd Apatow - I know all that stuff. He’s fine. Whatever. It just made me want to watch freaks and geeks or anchorman again. NOT his other movies.

60 Minutes

Robo-arm - cool!

Danish guy - hmmm. Seems like an unlikely story, but fascinating

Judd Apatow - I know all that stuff. He’s fine. Whatever. It just made me want to watch freaks and geeks or anchorman again. NOT his other movies.

Lili Cros & Thierry Chazelle - Voyager Léger
This was another great French thing. The two sort of play off each other, and it makes a great collaboration I suppose.

Lili Cros & Thierry Chazelle - Voyager Léger

This was another great French thing. The two sort of play off each other, and it makes a great collaboration I suppose.

Mary and Max
This is a stop-motion animated film about a pen-pal relationship between a young girl in Australia and an older guy in New York who has Asperger’s. It is very cute and funny at times, though also a bit disturbing in what this relationship does to these people. In the end, they sort of learn to better themselves. It was good, though the music was kind of standard indie film fare, with that soft cutesy piano thing. I wasn’t thrilled with the character design either, but it was alright.

Mary and Max

This is a stop-motion animated film about a pen-pal relationship between a young girl in Australia and an older guy in New York who has Asperger’s. It is very cute and funny at times, though also a bit disturbing in what this relationship does to these people. In the end, they sort of learn to better themselves. It was good, though the music was kind of standard indie film fare, with that soft cutesy piano thing. I wasn’t thrilled with the character design either, but it was alright.

The Compleat Al
This is a special from 1985 about Weird Al Yankovic. It is…not very good. The skits and sketches they do are long and boring and don’t pay off. For example, he goes to get Michael Jackson’s blessing to do a song. So this involves, minutes of slowly walking through a dark mansion to stand in front of a look-alike who takes minutes to go thumbs up, and then Al walks away, blabbing how thankful he is, as the Michael Jackson guy’s hand turns into a werewolf hand or something. Like what? I could see how it could be funny, but it just wasn’t done well. The best part is the clips from Al TV.

The Compleat Al

This is a special from 1985 about Weird Al Yankovic. It is…not very good. The skits and sketches they do are long and boring and don’t pay off. For example, he goes to get Michael Jackson’s blessing to do a song. So this involves, minutes of slowly walking through a dark mansion to stand in front of a look-alike who takes minutes to go thumbs up, and then Al walks away, blabbing how thankful he is, as the Michael Jackson guy’s hand turns into a werewolf hand or something. Like what? I could see how it could be funny, but it just wasn’t done well. The best part is the clips from Al TV.

***CLASSIC PICK***
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
I really want to like this movie more. I mean, it has magic and fun and stuff, but it also has Nicolas Cage. I like it enough, and Jay Baruchel is great as the nervous apprentice, and Teresa Palmer is awesome, so whatever! The bonus features are not much, there are some deleted scenes. I liked the one where he teaches the class badly.

***CLASSIC PICK***

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

I really want to like this movie more. I mean, it has magic and fun and stuff, but it also has Nicolas Cage. I like it enough, and Jay Baruchel is great as the nervous apprentice, and Teresa Palmer is awesome, so whatever! The bonus features are not much, there are some deleted scenes. I liked the one where he teaches the class badly.

Lou Doillon - Places
An album from Lou Doillon, who is also a model, and the daughter of Jane Birkin. It is a good, smoky, soulful album. I liked it.

Lou Doillon - Places

An album from Lou Doillon, who is also a model, and the daughter of Jane Birkin. It is a good, smoky, soulful album. I liked it.

17th Precinct
A pilot from 2011 that had a world where magic was the norm, and was used to solve crimes. There was also the beginning of a story about resistance to the norm, and a strange thing known as science! It seemed like a pretty cool idea, and had some cool people, a lot from Battlestar Galactica (not that I know anything about that show). I don’t know, though, it seemed a little too serious for me.

17th Precinct

A pilot from 2011 that had a world where magic was the norm, and was used to solve crimes. There was also the beginning of a story about resistance to the norm, and a strange thing known as science! It seemed like a pretty cool idea, and had some cool people, a lot from Battlestar Galactica (not that I know anything about that show). I don’t know, though, it seemed a little too serious for me.

Love and Death
Woody Allen’s take on Russian history. It was funny. I liked when they would randomly start talking verbosely about topics and stuff. I liked when there would be anachronistic things. I liked it. <—-worst review of movie.

Love and Death

Woody Allen’s take on Russian history. It was funny. I liked when they would randomly start talking verbosely about topics and stuff. I liked when there would be anachronistic things. I liked it. <—-worst review of movie.