Linked 23/09

Mettel Ray

Haven’t done one of these posts in a while, mostly due to my own laziness but also because I have been struggling with finding awesome things to read. Not that people don’t write them, it’s because I try to avoid reviews of movies I want to see and I’m quite behind on the cinema front so hence my lack of links these past weeks. Today I thought that since so many of you have given me a shout out I feel like you deserve one as well. Couple of trailers have also caught my eye although I also keep away from most of them due to the inability to create trailers without all the punch lines in them.

Bojour Tristesse celebrated its two year anniversary this week and I feel bad that I haven’t talked about her enough – she writes about foreign movies which are foreign to me but I still read her blog and take notes on what I should watch when I finally get over my weird laziness towards subtitles.

Somebody recommend The Movie Waffler some great new releases cause his latest ones have all been rated under 5/10 and Anna Karenina got 1/10 – I’m a bit worried now! Seriously, poor guy has had some disappointing cinema visits these couple of weeks.

Ryan from The Matinee went to TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and among many he saw Cloud Atlas – one of the most anticipated this year was one of the best he saw in the festival. Yay!

Everybody is breaking out the movies they have missed over the years (like I’ve been doing every Monday), in other words their list of shame, and Love&Squalor is no different with her first Les Essentials feature movie Black Narcissus.

New site found of this week was Geek Tyrant and I was especially interested in their article about movies shot in chronological order – makes me want to see some of the movies with a fresh new eyes after my newly found knowledge.

For various reasons these movie trailers stood out from the ones I watched. Pusher for the fact that it is said to be among Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher series (I doubt it will be though). Zero Dark Thirty because it is directed by the Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow who’s win I still consider as a political statement – will see if she changes my mind with another war movie. 42 because I’m a sucker for sports movies and especially when they are based on real life and involve matters of racism. Promised Land because it is directed by Gus Van Sant, man behind Good Will Hunting which is probably one of my all time favorites.

Pusher / Zero Dark Thirty / 42 / Promised Land

And finally I want to give a praise to three movie bloggers that I have enjoyed a lot these past few weeks. They are different, they are all ladies which wasn’t a choice influenced by feminism but just happened to end up that way, and bloggers who have strong opinions and views. Yes, sometimes they might clash with mine but I think it is interesting to read how the other side feels about the same things. So enough chit chat, three honorary linked members this week are Cinematic Paradox with her young yet very sophisticated outlook on movies, Film Flare with not only informative reviews but amazing visuals (I’m very jealous, honestly!) and Cinematic Corner with her honest and maybe sometimes brutal yet still enjoyable take on things. Thank you all for writing about our passion!

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    Ryan McNeil
    September 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Yee haw! Thanks for the link Mettel. Can’t wait for you to see CLOUD ATLAS so we can discuss.

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      mettelray
      September 23, 2012 at 6:35 PM

      It will be a looooong wait, I have no possibilities to see it any time soon. πŸ™

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    sati
    September 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Thank you for the mention!

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    The Movie Waffler (@moviewaffle)
    September 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Haha, yeah it’s been a rough few weeks for new releases. 360 was really average and ended up being my August movie of the month and September has been possibly the worst month so far. I’m pinning my hopes on The Master

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      mettelray
      September 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM

      You should really not go to movies, you seem to have bad luck with them. But, The Master is supposed to be good.. high hopes for that FOR YOU!

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    Sofia
    September 25, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    thanks for linking, I’m so glad you like my blog!

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      mettelray
      September 25, 2012 at 12:59 AM

      Like it? I love it!

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        Sofia
        September 25, 2012 at 1:14 AM

        oh, that’s so kind of you πŸ™‚
        I’ve been meaning to tell you, you should definitely try to visit Sintra! It’s about 30km from Lisbon, real quick, and it is the most beautiful and romantic place around here. I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but it’s like this mysterious, foggy, romantic (I can’t press that enough) mountain with haunting parks and tiny streets with cafΓ©s and local shops, plus a grand, gorgeous palace that is like… incredibly colourful. Google it: “Quinta da Regaleira” and “PalΓ‘cio da Pena”, stuff like that. You won’t regret it! It’s like a fairytale.

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          Sofia
          September 25, 2012 at 1:19 AM

          oh and if it’s raining, or foggy it’s actually a bit scary, in a good way, because there’s all these myths and the scenario can become spooky. Lots of turists, it’s a whole thing. Google it too, haha.

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    Stevee
    September 25, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    Thanks for the link! Much appreciated.

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      mettelray
      September 25, 2012 at 3:07 AM

      You’re very welcome!

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