10 July 2009

Thirty

Well, it's the 10th of July AGAIN. I swear it comes around faster every year.

I had a nice sleep-in this morning, followed an insane amount of lovely text messages :)

Rich, Caitlin, Jan and I had brunch at Cima (mmm pancakes). Caitlin and Jan got me a gorgeous Pandora charm for my bracelet (I now have 11 charms).

Next was some shopping (where I managed to save 10% on my Shiseido products, then get ripped off $10.00 - back to Farmers tomorrow...), and FILM FEST TICKET BUYING!!

I am so excited about the NZFF. The short (aka long) list is:
  1. Red Cliffs (2008 China; John Woo) - Epic tale of the Battle of Red Cliffs in Ancient China
  2. In The Loop (2009 UK; Armando Iannucci) - The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war
  3. Moon (2009 USA; Duncan Jones aka Zowie Bowie) - Sam Rockwell's character spends 3 years on the moon. Kevin Spacey voices GERTY, his computer
  4. Ponyo (2008 Japan; Hayao Miyazaki) - An animated adventure centered on a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human (english dubbed voices include: Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Betty White, Lily Tomlin...)
  5. Thirst (2009 Korea; Chan-wook Park) - A failed medical experiment turns a man of faith into a vampire
  6. The Chaser (2008 Korea; Hong-jin Na) - A detective-turned-pimp races against time to save one of his girls, who has been kidnapped by a serial killer
  7. Wendy & Lucy (2008 USA; Kelly Reichardt) - On her way to Alaska for a job, Wendy stops in a small town, where Lucy, her dog goes missing
  8. Limits of Control (2009 USA, Spain, Japan; Jim Jarmusch) - The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job
  9. Dead Snow (2009 Norway; Tommy Wirkola) - A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies!
  10. Antichrist (2009 Denmark Germany France Sweden Italy Poland; Lars Von Trier) - A grieving couple retreats to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse (I just read the wiki page for this and now am a little scared to be seeing this in a cinema, or for matter of fact, seeing this at all!!)
  11. Coraline 3D (2009 USA; Henry Selick) - An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets (voices include: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, Ian McShane...)
If I can get to screenings (work dependant) I am also looking at Adventureland, and Drag Me To Hell. Still, 11 movies isn't too bad (don't even ask me how much that cost!!)

I'm looking forward to tonight: hanging out with friends, a yummy dinner, and watching Sunshine Cleaning.

Thanks for all the FB/text/email

Mxo

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