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  • The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992

    Watched 17 Dec, 2014 30

    This is the story of how Lise almost ruined Adam Cook's Christmas.

    - I don't like the muppets. I don't mind the frog dude, he seems ok in commercials and in 2001: A Space Odyssey, but together with a bunch of his like? I'm outta there.
    - I'm not being racist. I'm not singling out the muppets. I don't care for all puppets (except maybe for Oscar, and that's totally due to nostalgia and because he's grumpy).
    - I don't…

  • Persuasion 1995

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Dec, 2014 11

    I want to say that this is my favourite Austen novel, but I'm not sure I read it, or if I did, it was so long ago that I don't remember.

    I want to say that this is my favourite Austen-based film, and I think it is, but I am not quite ready to publicly admit that the Ehle/Firth version of Pride and Prejudice might not be the best thing ever.

    This much I can say: this is my favourite…

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  • Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2013 89

    My ticket stub says that I saw Silver Linings Playbook but it can't be the same film everyone else has seen. It just can't be. This one was supposed to be charming, enjoyable, fun even. It won the TIFF Audience Award. It was supposed to have great characters. Cooper and Lawrence were supposed to have given wonderful performances. DeNiro, it was said, was back. Jackie Weaver, wait, was she in this?

    The film I saw was bland and boring. I…

  • The Thin Red Line 1998

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Jul, 2012 41


    I heard people talk about immortality,
    but I ain't seen it.
    l wondered how it'd be when l died.
    What it'd be like to know that this breath now
    was the last one you was ever gonna draw.
    l just hope l can meet it the same way she did.
    With the same... calm.
    Cos that's where it's hidden -
    the immortality l hadn't seen.

    What's it like to be lying in the middle of an unfamiliar jungle with birds…