All entries for April 2006

April 30, 2006

Time wasting.

Writing about Shuffle from Dreams of Karl-ifornication

Go to your music player, set it to shuffle/random, and answer the
following questions with the title of the FIRST song that you skip
to each time. No cheating!

If you reached the top of Mount Everest, you would scream:
That certain female.

The next time you stand up in front of a group of people, you'll say:
Our day will come.

Your favorite thing to say when drunk is:
Strawberry letter #23

Your message to the world:
The more I see you.

Your deepest secret:
That's alright (mamma)

Your innermost desire:
Hey Porter

Your oldest memory makes you think:
I don't want to be kissed (by anyone but you.)

Somewhere in your wedding vows, you'll include:
(Everything I do) I do it for you.

On your deathbed, you'll whisper:
If love is a red dress (hang me in rags.)

Your friends say behind your back:
My Yard.

You say behind your friends' back:
Posters.

Your opinion of MySpace:
Woo hoo

When you wake up in the morning, you mutter:
Full Measure.

If you found yourself lost on a desert island, you'd yell:
You're nobody til somebody loves you.

Right now, your feelings are:
Shiver.

What's your excuse for reposting this bulletin?:
River, Sea, Ocean

Your life's soundtrack:
Call off the search.

Teeheheh! Those actually worked out really well. I thought my shuffle would come up with random answers but some of them work. Good times.


April 18, 2006

Tagage.

Writing about I've been tagged from From tractors to reactors

6 weird habits of mine coming up!

1) I line my feet up to the cracks in the pavement and objects which run along the pavement, like lamposts, postboxes, fencing – everything. Whats weird is that I skip steps just so I line up my feet. Whats weirder is that I now do it for others in my head. It's getting quite out of hand.

2) I have a 'clear the plate' policy. I have to try my hardest every meal time to clear my plate. As a consequence, I can now digest a great amount of food in a significantly short space of time. I think it's quite a primal instinct but it's something I cannot help. I also cannot concentrate if my stomach is not full.

3) I'm not a good morning person. Seems stupid to say this as lots of people would argue that they too are not good morning people, but wow…in the mornings life just ain't good.

4) I like feet. This isn't a habit of mine but I do genuinely like peoples' feet. Even if you have hard skin, wrinkly toes…I appreciate it! Not sure why but I think feet are so cool.

5) Maybe as a result of number 4, I don't wear socks whenever I can get away with it.

6) I have obsessional phases where I'm obsessed about one particular thing. This could be an artist, a film, a play or a tv programme but I do tend to get obsessed with it for a space of time then it goes. Everything I do is about it. MSN is a way of dealing with this. I put all the energy into making up screen names and searching pictures and then it's out of my actual life. I sound like a nutter!

That was quite cathartic!

I tag anyone who wants to do this quiz.


April 11, 2006

No passion for this film.

Movie image
Title:
Passion of the Christ.
Rating:
1 out of 5 stars

I saw this film when it came out and had decided to go and see it because I wanted to see what all the fuss was all about and also to satisfy my curiosity about the Latin and Arbic nature of it. I went with an open mind and hated the film. So why do I bring it up now? Well, it's Easter (which is associated with Christ, obviously…) and also because I walked past a Church today which advertised "Free showing of Passion of the Christ" tonight.

I would actively miss this film even though it's free. I'm actually sorry that I spent good money on seeing it in the first place. This is in no way because I don't agree with the content of the film. If it had been a good film then I would have enjoyed it no matter of the religious content. (I did enjoy the religious infused Narnia!) Fact is, it was a very mediocre and poorly made film.

Apparently in America several people died when they watched the film. They were so moved by it that they had heart attacks. What an embarassing way to die. Moved to death by a poorly scripted and self-important film.

What I particulary didn't like about the film was the naive self-importance which it strutted into the box office with. 'Look at my film' says Mel Gibson 'it's about Christ so no one can slate it or say it's bad.' The scripting was terrible and the plot line was awful. Yes, it's about Christ's life and the lead up to his death but blimey, you'd think that would make a great film. But Gibson decided to go for gore over emtional build-up. After watching the whipping, the nailing and general brutality you do get the picture that yes, things were pretty nasty. We knew that anyway. But in terms of being a film (you were making a film, weren't you, Mel?) it was unneccessary. People seemed to forget that Passion of the Christ is infact a film. It would have been compared to other films at Oscar debates etc and it could not haven stood up to them. Was simply not a good film.

What I suggest Gibson should have done to make a better film would have been to turn the film around. Instead of making the audience squirm in their seats at the sight of blood for 2 hours, he should have told the story of Christ's life. He should have depicted the life of a man, used the stories of all the good stuff Jesus did etc. Then use flash-fowards to show what is going to happen to this man and it is in these flash forwards that the violence and gore could have been used as a contrast. Would have been more effective and more hard-hitting than 2 hours of mindless desensitising gore. It was just horrific and not in an effective way.

The credit for this film needs to stop. It's not enjoyable. If you want to see a good film about Christ's life then see Jesus of Nazareth. Aviod this pretentious guff. The self-importance will make you vom.

So if you see a sign saying 'free showing of Passion of the Christ' don't get tempted by the price. You'll be ripped off.


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