30 January 2005

Movie Wish List #1

Those crossed out I have managed to go see - Last Updated: 16 August 2005

Ella Enchanted
Finding Neverland
The Motorcyle Diaries
Napoleon Dynamite
The Spongebob square pants movie
The Aviator
Vanity Fair
Maria Full of Grace
Million Dollar Baby
I Heart Huckabees
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

04 January 2005

Happy bday Louis Braille!

Working where I work makes this day very special indeed, and a snaps to Google for marking this day with a google image! I am impressed :)
I, however, continued to have an everyday normal kinda day for one that is on holiday. I went shopping with Mum and saw 'Rumour Has It'. Pretty much a fluff of a movie, although Shirley Maclaine was hilarious.

I stayed on for a family dinner, which was lovely - homemade hamburgers :) I ended up abandoning the DVD the family was watching, and disappearing to read. I actually just finished a really amusing and interesting true story called 'Join Me' by Danny Wallace. It had me laughing out loud! Honestly, check out http://www.join-me.co.uk for more. And so Danny says "It's a collective, not a cult!".

01 January 2005

Books Read [2005]

51 books read, 2005

22 Jan: A Thousand Days in Venice, by Marlene de Blasi
31 Jan: Secret Smile, by Nikki French
16 Feb: The Sunday Philosophy Club, by Alexander McCall Smith
18 Feb: The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
22 Feb: The Jane Austen Book Club, by Karen Joy Fowler
15 Mar: I'm a Believer, by Jessica Adams
23 Mar: Incubus Dreams, by Laurell K Hamilton
3 Apr: Second Glance, by Jodi Picoult
24 Apr: My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
25 Apr: Single White Email, by Jessica Adams
14 Jun: The Tea House on Mulberry Street, by Sharon Owens
16 Jun: Enduring Love, by Ian McEwan
23 Jun: Light on Snow, by Anita Shreve
27 Jun: Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, by Peter Hoag
27 Jun: Bergdorf Blondes, by Plum Sykes
29 Jun: Perfect Match, by Jodi Picoult
1 Jul: Dark Challenge, by Christine Feehan
2 Jul: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K Dick
7 Jul: Vanishing Acts, by Jodi Picoult
10 Jul: Fortunes Rock, by Anita Shreve
14 Jul: White Apples, by Jonathan Carroll
21 Jul: Tom, Dick, and Debbie Harry, by Jessica Adams
26 Jul: The Runaway Jury, by John Grisham
1 Aug: Perfect Pink Polish, by Lee Tulloch
4 Aug: Speaking in Tongues, by Jeffery Deaver
7 Aug: Emotionally Weird, by Kate Atkinson
17 Aug: Cool as Cats, by Jessica Adams
20 Aug: Tears of the Girafe, by Alexander McCall Smith
27 Aug: The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx
28 Aug: The Lake House, by James Patterson
29 Aug: Picture Perfect, by Jodi Picoult
1 Sep: Ya-yas In Bloom, by Rebecca Wells
3 Sep: Human Croquet, by Kate Atkinson
4 Sep: Artemis Fowl, by Eoin Colfer
11 Sep: The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende
16 Sep: The Dark Room, by Minette Walters
6 Oct: Seduced by Moonlight, by Laurell K Hamilton
31 Oct: Kill the Messenger, by Tami Hoag
11 Nov: Case Histories, by Kate Atkinson
11 Nov: Eve Green, by Susan Fletcher
19 Nov: Sophie's Bakery for the Broken Hearted, by Lolly Winston
25 Nov: White Oleander, by Susan Fitch
29 Nov: Living Dead in Dallas, by Charlaine Harris
10 Dec: The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks
10 Dec: Dead Until Dead, by Charlaine Harris
11 Dec: In Her Shoes, by Jennifer Weiner
14 Dec: Club Dead, by Charlaine Harris
16 Dec: Dead Witch Walking, by Kim Harrison
25 Dec: Maps for Lost Lovers, by Nadeem Aslam
27 Dec: Join Me, by Danny Wallace
28 Dec: Innocence, by Kathleen Tessaro

Concerts Rocked [2005]

21 Jan: The Big Day Out @ Ericsson Stadium [ link ]
Highlights: Chemical Bros, Beastie Boys, The Donnas, John Butler Trio, Pluto, RJD2.. (And the fact that my Sarah and Richard got themselves and me a surprise VIP ticket, which meant we mingled with NZ celebrities and had an awesome *air conditioned* area to hang out in!!!)

16 Feb: The Shins @ the King's Arms [ link ]
Support by The Brunnettes

21 Mar: Sarah McLachlan @ The Civic [ link ]
Support by Butterfly Boucher

24 Mar: REM @ Christchurch Westpac Centre [ link ]
Support by Bright Eyes

25 Jun: Fly My Pretties @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe

Movies Seen [2005]

56 movies seen, 2005

01 Jan: Blade Trinity
02 Jan: A Very Long Engagement
04 Jan: Bridget Jones 2
09 Jan: Incredibles
19 Jan: Finding Neverland
15 Feb: Sideways
22 Feb: Napoleon Dynamite
03 Mar: Closer
06 Mar: Constantine
10 Mar: I Heart Huckabees
12 Mar: House of Flying Daggers
13 Mar: School For Seduction
16 Mar: Life Acquatic with Steve Zissou
29 Mar: Ae Fond Kiss
08 Apr: Darkness
21 Apr: Sahara
11 May: In Good Company
16 May: Star Wars Episode III
23 May: Dear Frankie
24 May: The Upside of Anger
30 May: Apres Vous
08 Jun: The Amityville Horror
10 Jun: Being Julia
17 Jun: Mr & Mrs Smith
02 Jul: Batman Begins

International Film Festival (nzff)
08 Jul: Delamu (China/Tibet)
11 Jul: Le Pont des Arts (France)
14 Jul: The Edukators (Germany)
15 Jul: Crash (USA)
18 Jul: Birth (USA)
19 Jul: Howl's Moving Castle (Japan)
21 Jul: Czech Dreams (Czech Repub.)
21 Jul: Life is a Miracle (Serbia)
22 Jul: High Tension (France)
24 Jul: Broken Flowers (USA)

08 Aug: Melinda and Melinda
10 Aug: Fantastic Four
15 Aug: Sin City
16 Aug: The Wedding Crashers
18 Aug: A Good Woman
12 Sep: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
19 Sep: Red Eye
04 Oct: The Perfect Catch
09 Oct: Unleashed
15 Oct: The Consequences of Love (Italian Film Fest.)
17 Oct: The Wedding Dress (Italian Film Fest.)
20 Oct: Pride and Prejudice (2005)
22 Oct: The 40 year old Virgin
09 Nov: Elizabethtown
25 Nov: Transporter 2
26 Nov: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
28 Nov: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
29 Nov: Serenity
10 Dec: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
28 Dec: King Kong
30 Dec: Chicken Little