Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 2009 - Month Of Movies

Listed in the order we watched them.  The IMDB links are automatically generated searches for the title, so they might not always find the movie.

L E G E N D
**highly recommended
*recommended
not recommended (no asterisks)

title (release year) director
**The Pornographers (1966) Shohei Imamura
**Let The Right One In (2008) Tomas Alfredson
*The Hit (1984) Stephen Frears
*30 Days Of Night (2007) David Slade
*Traitor (2008) Jeffrey Nachmanoff
*Eye In The Sky (2007) Nai-Hoi Yau
*The Last Winter (2006) Larry Fessenden
*Lessons Of Darkness (1992) Werner Herzog
*Timecrimes (2007) Nacho Vigalondo
**No Country For Old Men (2007) Joel Coen
*Time After Time (1979) Nicholas Meyer
*Long Weekend (1978) Colin Eggleston

Sunday, May 31, 2009

May 2009 - Month Of Movies

Listed in the order we watched them.  The IMDB links are automatically generated searches for the title, so they might not always find the movie.

L E G E N D
**highly recommended
*recommended
not recommended (no asterisks)

title (release year) director
**Lady Snowblood (1973) Toshiya Fujita
**Lady Snowblood: Love Song Of Vengeance (1974) Toshiya Fujita
*Nightmare Detective (2006) Shinya Tsukamoto
**Adoration (2008) Atom Egoyan
**The Limits Of Control (2009) Jim Jarmusch
*Tetsuo (1989) Shinya Tsukamoto
**Cargo 200 (2007) Aleksey Balabanov
Sukiyaki Western Django (2007) Takashi Miike
*Road Games (1981) Richard Franklin
*Arakimentari (2004) Travis Klose
*Anamorph (2007) Henry Miller
**In A Lonely Place (1950) Nicholas Ray
Attack Girls' Swim Team Vs. The Undead (2007) Koji Kawano
**Detective Story (2007) Takashi Miike

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Newest Favorite Meal

I love simple meals, and this chickpea salad couldn't get much simpler ... or much more delicious

Friday, May 15, 2009

Killadelphia - Where To Go and What To Eat

A sweet reader of my craft blog emailed to ask where to go and what to see in Philadelphia.  At first I told her to go to New York instead.  And, although I stand by that (New York is amazing!!!), if you are going to be in Philly anyway, here are some of my favorite places.

STUFF TO SEE

Mutter Museum  Weird and cool.  Mutants, aberrations, scientific diagrams, and Victoriana.  Everything a girl loves.

Fabric Row.  Not a ton of fabric stores, but a ton of fabric.  They close early, so check times.  Grab the best chocolate chip cookie you've ever had (no joke!) at Famous Fourth while your over there.

Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Beautiful and full of art.

Boathouse Row along Kelly Drive (or West River Drive).  Beautiful walk from the Art Musuem to as far as you can take it.  Kelly Drive is more scenic, but West River Drive has better views of the city and Boathouse Row.

Reading Terminal  Food food food and Amish people selling stuff.  You can get Famous 4th Street chocolate chip cookies here, too.

Washington Square Park and Society Hill Walk South and East from the park.  Beautiful, quiet park and quaint old houses.

Italian Market  Now half Italian and half other-stuff, but still interesting for walking around.

Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.  Across the street from city hall.  Beautiful inside.  Take the tour.

City Hall  A wonderful, ornamented building. I haven't taken the 12:30 PM tour yet, but totally want to.  There's also a tower tour.  I did do jury duty there, and I loved getting a peek inside.

And, if you're feeling fabric and yarn yearnings.  Check out Loop and Spool, which are next door to each other (but not close to much else).

RESTAURANTS

Pagoda Noodle Cafe  Best fresh Chinese in the city.

Caribou Cafe  Delicious, authentic French Bistro.

Nodding Head Brewery  Great home-brewed beers and yummy food.  The chicken fingers are awesome.

Famous 4th Stree Deli  Huge HUGE sandwiches.  Best chocolate chip cookies.  Ever.

Vietnam  Not to be confused with the Vietnamese place across the street.  Yum!  And, if you're not into Vietnamese food, order the Salt and Pepper chicken.  There's nothing weird in it and it's so effing yummy.  It's one of my favorite dishes there.

Race Street Cafe  Excellent, changing beer line up.  Best burger in town according to my husband.  Great neighborhood place.

And that's my mini-guide to Philadelphia.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

April 2009 - Month Of Movies

Listed in the order we watched them.  The IMDB links are automatically generated searches for the title, so they might not always find the movie.

L E G E N D
**highly recommended
*recommended
not recommended (no asterisks)

title (release year) director
*4bia (2008) Various Directors
*James (2008) Connor Clements
**Of Time And The City (2008) Terence Davies
*Exte (2007) Sion Sono
**Surveillance (2008) Jennifer Lynch
God's Forgotten Town (2008) Juan Carlos Claver
*Donkey Punch (2008) Oliver Blackburn
*The Crimson Rivers (2000) Mathieu Kassovitz
**Yakuza Graveyard (1976) Kinji Fukasaku
*Crows Zero (2007) Takashi Miike
*Double Dare (2004) Amanda Micheli
**The Eel (1997) Shohei Imamura

Friday, April 10, 2009

Oops

Sorry, feed readers, that I faked you out with February's Month Of Movies.  I forgot to date it the last day of February ... AND I copied and pasted the title from March's post and forgot to change March to February.

I plead tiredness.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Bringin' Back The Movies

I've been sad about not posting the movies we see, but I just don't have the time to post about every movie ... or even just the good ones.  And then I realized that we keep a list of all the movies we watch, so I could just post a list at the end of the month.  Yay!  I can definitely handle a monthly update.  And, hey, I might even start going backwards, too.

I just posted March 2009.  I'm going to date the post the last day of the month we watched the movies, no matter what date I actually post the list.  I wonder if that will keep the really old lists out of your feeds when I eventually post them ...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 2009 - Month Of Movies

Listed in the order we watched them.

L E G E N D
**highly recommended
*recommended
not recommended (no asterisks)

title (release year) director
**Ley Lines (1999) Takashi Miike
Saw III (2006) Darren Lynn Bousman
**Z (1969) Constantinos Costa-Gavras
*Grindhouse: Death Proof (2007) Quentin Tarantino
**Gomorrah (2008) Matteo Garrone
**Dead Or Alive 2 (2000) Takashi Miike
**Dead Or Alive: Final (2002) Takashi Miike
*Boachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight (1973) Teruo Ishii
*This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) Kirby Dick
Leviathan (1989) George Pan Cosmatos
*City Of Lost Souls (2000) Takashi Miike
*Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002) Takashi Miike
**Negotiator (2003) Takashi Miike
**Double Indemnity (1944) Billy Wilder
*True Confessions (1981) Ulu Grosbard
*The Uninvited  (2003) Soo-youn Lee
*I Sell The Dead (2008) Glenn McQuaid
**The Bird People In China (1998) Takashi Miike
**Sympathy For The Underdog (1971) Kinji Fukasaku
*Revanche (2008) Gotz Spielmann
*Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) Mark Hartley
*Left Bank (2008) Pieter Van Hees
**The Chaser (2008) Hong-jin Na

Saturday, February 28, 2009

February 2009 - Month Of Movies

Listed in the order we watched them.  The IMDB links are automatically generated searches for the title, so they might not always find the movie.

L E G E N D
**highly recommended
*recommended
not recommended (no asterisks)

title (release year) director
*Bangkok Dangerous (1999) Danny Pang
**Vanishing Point (1971) Richard C. Sarafian
**Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972) Shunya Ito
**Female Prisoner Scorpion: Cage #41 (1972) Shunya Ito
*Female Yukuza Tale (1973) Teruo Ishii
*Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003) Quentin Tarantino
*Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004) Quentin Tarantino
*The China Syndrome (1979) James Bridges
*The Descent (2005) Neil Marshall
**Chinatown (1974) Roman Polanski (roman's an asshat)
*Doppelganger (2003) Kiyoshi Kurosawa
*Manhunter (1986) Michael Mann
**I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK (2006) Chan-wook Park
*The Fugitive (1993) Andrew Davis
**Dr. Akagi (1998) Shohei Imamura
**Audition (1999) Takashi Miike
**Smilla's Sense Of Snow (1997) Bille August
*Box 507 (2002) Enrique Urbizu
**Los Muertos (2004) Lisandro Alonso
*Bringing Out The Dead (1999) Martin Scorsese
**Fudoh: The New Generation (1996) Takashi Miike
**Shinjuku Triad Society (1995) Takashi Miike

Saturday, January 31, 2009

January 2009 - Month Of Movies

Listed in the order we watched them.  The IMDB links are automatically generated searches for the title, so they might not always find the movie.

L E G E N D
**highly recommended
*recommended
not recommended (no asterisks)

title (release year) director
**La Notte (1961) Michelangelo Antonioni
*Rescue Dawn (2006) Werner Herzog
**Half Nelson (2006) Ryan Fleck
I Know Who Killed Me (2007) Chris Sivertson
*The Kingdom (2007) Peter Berg
**Made In U.S.A. (1966) Jean-Luc Godard
**Silent Light (2009) Carlos Reygadas
*Simpatico (1999) Matthew Warchus
*Wendy And Lucy (2008) Kelly Reichardt
**The Naked Kiss (1964) Samuel Fuller
*Blood and Wine (1996) Bob Rafelson
**The Crook (1970) Claude Lelouch
**The Intruder (2004) Claire Denis
Gutterballs (2008) Ryan Nicholson
Backwoods (2006) Koldo Serra (Gary Oldman is the man)
Next (2007) Lee Tamahori
The Bone Collector (1999) Phillip Noyce
Deep Rising (1998) Stephen Sommers (love Famke)
**Pusher (1996) Nicolas Winding Refn
**Fitzcarraldo (1982) Werner Herzog
*Tokyo Gore Police (2008) Yoshihiro Nishimura
**Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) Monte Hellman