Archive for the 'On Movies' Category

7
Apr 2009

Ageless/Timeless

The trailer for Where the Wild Things Are looks really cool. I wasn’t even a big fan of the book as a child. I didn’t actively dislike it, but it didn’t play that big a role for me. I was raised more on Janosch, Astrid Lindgren and Erich Kästner for that matter. Anyway. It took […]

22
Mar 2008

Holy Crap, My Subconscious Works in Mysterious Ways

Yesterday evening we watched Aviator and I was confused more or less the whole time because a) I couldn’t decide whether I liked Cate Blanchett as Katherine Hepburn and b) I couldn’t shake the feeling that Cate Blanchett looked about ten years older than Leonardo DiCaprio which kind of ruined the whole Hughes/Hepburn relationship for […]

15
Nov 2006

Or is It Just on Vacation?

Gaaaaaa! My Mapothadar1 is broken! Whatever shall we do now if he gets lost? — 1 See here and here.

6
Jan 2006

Today’s Musical Quote – German Edition

Einer hält den Spaten Und zwei schau’n ihm beim Halten zu. Sorry – untranslatable. Finger weg von meiner Paranoia – Element of Crime

26
Dec 2005

William Mapother is Stalking Me, Pt. 2

For the second time now I recognized William Mapother in his less than 10 seconds appearance in a major movie. At least in “Minority Report” he had something to say (as far as I remember, that is). In “Vanilla Sky” he’s just That One Guy In A Club That Sits Next To Penelope Cruz And […]

18
Dec 2005

I Need To Get To Know My Relatives

I have to find a DVD for my 14-year-old niece who – unfortunately – I have never met. In fact the only contact I ever made was when she was on the phone at my parents-in-law and they put her on speaker. So, my husband made a deal with her that she would watch an […]

11
Dec 2005

Adding To Desaster

I will never ever be able to reduce my Amazon wishlist1 to less that 170 items. Which isn’t a bad thing per se, because that basically means I haven’t run out of ideas for new books, DVDs and music. Plus, I never have to spend much time to find something new to read since my […]

21
Nov 2005

Once More With Feeling

There are a few, very few, movies that I found I enjoy more every time I watch them. Actually, there might only be two, and one of them I have only seen twice up to now, but the experience struck me as strange, so here it will be mentioned nevertheless. The first one and probably […]

19
Nov 2005

Does That Mean I’m Chartsworthy?

Last week 35 people downloaded this song from my other webpage. I’m feeling famous already.

15
Nov 2005

First Mix Arrived, Now Humming

Before I even got the chance to mail out my mixes to everybody who asked for one (my swap group excluded) srah‘s mix got here today. So I learned where Juliana Werding stole the melody to “Am Tag als Conny Kramer starb” from and that I already knew “L’été Indien ” (probably from high school […]