Nov 30, 2011

November recap

This past month has been very interesting, as I had the pleasure of experiencing different cultural activities- some for the first time, some not, but still wonderful! That, mixed with hard work for the media course I am taking, I can call it a full month! But still, my movie count is embarrasingly low, and yet again, I will promise to work harder in December- I will have the time for it!

So here is what I did this November! Let the counting begin!

Firsts: RHCP concert-a dream came true, it was fantastic and did not dissapoint; musical (Mamma Mia); Chinatown all-you-can-eat buffet-- random, I know, but still great

Movies: Thin Red Line, Passion of Christ, V for Vendetta, Melancholia, Persona, Capote, Infamous, Chicago, The Help, Breaking Dawn, Remember me, Warrior, My week with Marilyn

Documentaries: Life in a Day

Books: 2 (no classics, nothing interesting) P.S. I am planning to attack Les Miserables during Christmas break, wish me luck!

TV shows: finished 2 seasons of Friday Night Lights and watched a bunch of new episodes of different shows

Concerts: 2- Red Hot Chilli Peppers
                 - Emil Kusturica and the No Smoking Band

Musical: Mamma Mia

And I couldn't end without some special mentions for posts and articles

Charles Taylor wrote a very interesting article about film criticism in the Dissent Magazine

Andy's epic post on Thin Red Line vs Saving Private Ryan- wonderful analysis of both movies

A beginner's guide to Ingmar Bergman, courtesy of Tyler

Alex gives a beautiful, moving review to Hugo

Very interesting post about the Blogger Syndrome -courtesy of Ticker Talks Film

Scott talks about his big weekend and 3 great films

Being Norma Jeans had a grea recap of this years' best posters

Movienut14 is one of my favourite persons on Twitter, but her blog is even better. She recently wrote about a film I have been dying to see for the last year

Max has a great website, not only of reviews, but film news and trailers. I always check it and you should, too. The descendants review is great, as usual

Ruth from Flix Chatter is as confused as I was when I saw Tree of Life

December is going to be a good month- more time to watch movies, finally going home for Christmas, plus some great posts I have planned for the blog, the first one dropping tomorrow! Thank you! Stay tunned!

p.s 3 months of blogging- you know what that means, right? LAMB, get ready for my application!


  1. Thanks for the linkage Aziza. You're the best!

  2. Impressive list!

    I wanted to watch Life in a Day when it played near me but I didn't get around to it. It's on Netflix instant now so I'll be watching it soon.

  3. Thank you for the link :)
    Good month man! I am convinced that I am going to die before having seen any proper concert. FML

  4. I have Tree of Life to watch. Still waiting for the right mood as I think it is one of those love/hate films.

  5. @Andy: Always a pleasure, you never dissapoint!
    @Robert: Thanks Robert! You should see Life in a Day, it's good!
    @Nikhat: Don't worry, you have plenty of time to see a good concert, the ocassion is just waiting to pop up!
    @Dan: It is one of those love/hate movies! I still don't know what to think of it, but it is a good movie and you should watch it!

  6. Thanks for the link, Aziza. Despite the puzzlement though, I still think Tree of Life is a worthy film and I can see others loving it, too.

  7. Congrats on 3 months of blogging!

  8. Thanks for the Link!! You are too kind to me my friend... too kind!!

    I hope you are well

  9. @Ruth: You're welcome, I love reading your blog!
    @Castor: Thank you so much!
    @Scott: You're welcome dear Scott! I am good!

  10. Thanks for the link Aziza. I'm glad you like my Descendants review. I need to work on some new features though!

  11. Sounds like you had a great month. I hope you get your LAMB badge soon.