Thursday, May 25, 2006

This will be my last post for a while seeing as I head off to my home country Norway in a couple of days for summer vacation. This will be my last post for a while. I only posted to warn readers of my absence and to say good-bye for a while. I head of to Norway on Wednesday and a couple weeks later me and my family fly to Spain for our annual trip. I most likely will not post much during my time there but I'll see if I can manage to post a few times while there. I can't wait to get back for the summer, it will be great because it is very nice over there and it is where I was born and raised during the early years of my life. I moved to Canada because that is where my dad is from, therefore I still have a lot of family from my mom's side living there. I hope to go to a few films there because their theaters are amazing. I am forced to write my finals early but it is a price I am willing to pay because I get to leave early and catch my great grandmother's 92nd birthday. See you in a month or two.


P.S.--I recently purchased the collector's edition of Pulp Fiction, and I must say that I like it more and more every time I see it. Also, I am about to head over to McNally Robinson to purchase the complete Kafka works, the book has all of his writings excluding his three major novels(Amerika, The Castle, The Trial). He is an excellent writer and one of my favorites. To end my post I'll post a little picture for you ...Enjoy.(In case you aren't familiar with it, this is the Norwegian flag)

-Please post a comment seeing as I haven't had too many lately.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

I was pleasantly surprised this month by how many films I saw. I assumed that I would only see about 10 to 15 films, but looking over my movie journal I noticed that I actually saw 23 films all together, most of which were good. Here they are... (they are out of 4*)

April 2006
1- Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006) directed by Carlos Saldanha- *
1- Love And Death (1975) directed by Woody Allen- * * * *
8- Bad News Bears (2005) directed by Richard Linklater- * *
9- Spider-Man (2002) directed by Sam Raimi- * * * *
10- Sherlock Holmes: Murder At The Baskervilles (1937) directed by Thomas Bentley- * *
10- Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) directed by George Clooney-
* * * *
11- Inside Man (2006) directed by Spike Lee- * * *
13- The Godfather Part 1 (1972) directed by Francis Ford Coppola-
* * * *
13- The Godfather Part 2 (1974) directed by Francis Ford Coppola-
* * * *
13- The Godfather Part 3 (1990) directed by Francis Ford Coppola-
* * * *
14- Jurassic Park (1993) directed by Steven Spielberg- * * * *
15- Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) directed by Quentin Tarantino- * * * *
15- Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) directed by Quentin Tarantino- * * * *
15- Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002) directed by Jay Roach- * * *
16- Almost Famous- Untitled: The Bootleg Cut (2000) directed by Cameron Crowe- * * * *
19- Rushmore (1998) directed by Wes Anderson- * * * *
22- Lost In Translation (2003) directed by Sofia Coppola- * * *
22- Matchstick Men (2003) directed by Ridley Scott- * * *
23- Jaws (1975) directed by Steven Spielberg- * * * *
29- Kung Fu Hustle (2004) directed by Stephen Chow- * * *
29- Reservoir Dogs (1992) directed by Quentin Tarantino- * * * *
30- American Splendor (2003) directed by Robert Pulcini- * * *
30- Scarface (1983) directed by Brian DePalma- * * * *

I recently went to the movie theater with a few friends to see the premier showing of Mission: Impossible- III. Contrary to what Ebert says, I really enjoyed the film. It is my favorite movie of 2006 and most likely my favorite film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. I thought that the direction by J.J. Abrams was excellent, especially since this is the first feature length film he has directed. You may (or may not) recognize his name from the direction of TV shows such as Lost and Alias. Also, actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Tom Cruise did great jobs. Hoffman was the perfect villain for the film. I highly recommend this film, it is a non-stop action film with all sorts of twists incorporated.

On another note- I purchased the 10 year anniversary sets of both Clerks (3 discs) and Mallrats (1 double-sided disc). I also bought the Clerks Uncensored (2 discs) animated series. I really enjoy these films and I found the two films in a set together for only twenty dollars! Plus, Clerks Uncensored only cost about ten dollars. The films have a fist cut (Clerks) and an extended cut (Mallrats). All in all it was a great buy that didn't cost too much.

I strolled up to Future Shop on the 9th in hopes of purchasing the two-disc edition of one of my favorite movies of last year, Steven Spielberg's Munich. Unfortunately they hadn't got in the shipment yet so they put my on a list and are going to phone me up when it arrives.

Here are some trailers from some upcoming things that look cool, especially Halo 3 and Casino Royale.

-Halo 3!
Casino Royale!
-Superman Returns!

Seeing as it is Election time at my school, Evan Hardy, here's a special message.....
Vote Aren Bergstrom.