Wednesday, 15th April 2009, 12:46am

Finally a list of films that I can engage with: LoveFilm’s 101 Most Rented

It’s an interesting list, as it features many films that people actually choose to see, the usual list of films recommended by the critics. There are some very good films on the list, alongside some dodgy ones (Music & Lyrics, PS I Love You).

I’ve seen 72 so far, which I’ve marked in bold. I’ve starred the remaining ones that I’d like to see (most of which are in my rental queue already). How many of them have you seen?

  1. The Last King Of Scotland
  2. Little Miss Sunshine
  3. Atonement
  4. Casino Royale [2006]
  5. Deja Vu*
  6. The Pursuit Of Happyness* (caught the end at a friend’s house, but that doesn’t count)
  7. The Departed
  8. Hot Fuzz
  9. Blood Diamond
  10. American Gangster
  11. Children Of Men
  12. Crash [2005]
  13. The Bourne Ultimatum
  14. The Devil Wears Prada
  15. Run, Fat Boy, Run
  16. The Constant Gardener
  17. The Holiday
  18. The Queen*
  19. Die Hard 4.0
  20. Walk The Line
  21. Knocked Up
  22. Inside Man
  23. Million Dollar Baby
  24. I Am Legend
  25. The Prestige
  26. Pan’s Labyrinth
  27. Stardust
  28. The Da Vinci Code
  29. The Island
  30. Hotel Rwanda*
  31. Brokeback Mountain
  32. Borat
  33. Batman Begins
  34. Next
  35. No Country For Old Men* (saw bits of it last Christmas)
  36. Night At The Museum
  37. Mr. And Mrs. Smith (2005)
  38. Michael Clayton
  39. Notes On A Scandal
  40. Finding Neverland*
  41. Babel* (I have it but haven’t felt in the mood for it yet)
  42. The Illusionist
  43. Memoirs Of A Geisha
  44. The Bourne Supremacy
  45. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
  46. Wedding Crashers
  47. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  48. Ratatouille
  49. Lucky Number Slevin
  50. The Golden Compass
  51. A History Of Violence
  52. National Treasure
  53. Apocalypto
  54. Miss Potter
  55. Ocean’s Thirteen
  56. Syriana*
  57. The Lives Of Others
  58. Sin City
  59. Stranger Than Fiction*
  60. Transformers
  61. The Interpreter
  62. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  63. The Aviator
  64. Spider-Man 3
  65. Mission: Impossible 3
  66. Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit*
  67. Munich
  68. Flight Plan*
  69. Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe*
  70. War Of The Worlds [2005]
  71. Hitch
  72. 300
  73. Collateral
  74. The Kingdom*
  75. 28 Weeks Later*
  76. V For Vendetta
  77. Cloverfield
  78. Shooter*
  79. Closer
  80. Man On Fire*
  81. This Is England
  82. The Good Shepherd [2006]
  83. Shrek The Third
  84. The History Boys
  85. The BreakUp
  86. Meet The Fockers
  87. Ocean’s Twelve
  88. King Kong [2005]
  89. Layer Cake
  90. P.S. I Love You
  91. The Terminal*
  92. Superman Returns
  93. Music And Lyrics (only because it was the only film shown on a flight I was on)
  94. The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford*
  95. The Simpsons Movie*
  96. The Incredibles
  97. Volver*
  98. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street*
  99. Fracture*
  100. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory [2005]*
  101. Iron Man


Nicked from Nick

Saturday, 11th April 2009, 1:04pm

50 Things about Me (taken from Nicholas’ blog)

I’m not tagging anyone else to do this, but feel free to use it if you want.

1, What color is your toothbrush?

2, Name one person who made you smile today?
Firmin – the main character in the book I’m reading

3, What were you doing at 8 am today?

4, What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Watching an old episode of Las Vegas

5, What is your favorite candy bar?
Cadbury Time Out (at the moment)

6, Have you ever been to a strip club?

7, What is the last thing you said aloud?
“What’s most important or most urgent.” – defining the word ‘priority’ for my dad.

8, What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

9, What was the last thing you had to drink?
Orange Juice

10, Do you like your wallet?
Yep, it’s an old denim mini filofax.

11, What was the last thing you ate?
Toasted hard dough bread with cheese

12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week?

13, The last sporting event you watched?
A couple of weeks ago, my brother’s footie team, Liverpool were playing some other team and won 5-1 or 5-0 or something like that.

14, What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
Butterkist Toffee

15, Who is the last person you sent a text message too?
An ex-work colleague

16, Ever go camping?

17, Do you take vitamins daily?

18, Do you go to church every Sunday?

19, Do you have a tan?
Yes and no…

20, Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
Of course

21, Do you drink your soda with a straw?
Sometimes, when it’s offered.

22, What did your last text message say?
“Poor you – another late finish! I’m back at work today – trying to give myself next week off. Not sure when I’m going to finish tonight, but I’ve been here since 9 and I’m flagging already. I should still be able to meet with you next week if you like but I can’t remember what we agreed on. Keep the faith.”

23, What are you doing tomorrow?
I might go to the gym

25, Look to your left, what do you see?
Bookcase with books and dvds

26. What color is your watch?
Rose gold and silver

27, What do you think of when you hear Australia?

29, Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
I usually eat-in

30. What is your favorite number?

31, Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?
One of the counsellors at work last Thursday

32, Any plans today?
Sort out some website stuff and chill out

33, How many states have you lived in?
I’ve only lived in London

34, Biggest annoyance right now?
Workmen making noise next door

35, Last song listened to:
I Poke Her Face by Kid Cudi Feat. Kanye West

36, Can you say the alphabet backwards?

37, Do you have a maid service clean your house?
No, but we have a woman who does our ironing

38, Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Nike white trainers (sneakers) that I bought in Dublin last year

39, Are you jealous of anyone?
Nah, but I’m probably envious of a good few.

40, Is anyone jealous of you?
Probably not.

41, Do you love anyone?
Not romantically

42, Do any of your friends have children?

43, What do you usually do during the day?
All sorts.

44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now?

45, Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily?

46, What color is your car?
I don’t have a car

47, Do you like cats?

48. Are you thinking about someone right now?

49, Have you ever been to Six Flags?

50, How did you get your worst scar?
Removal of a contraceptive implant in my upper arm


Where the Wild Things Are

Friday, 27th March 2009, 5:05pm

This trailer for the forthcoming Where the Wild Things Are movie looks really good. I’m looking forward to joining Max on his adventures again.

Where the Wild Things Are

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Beware of the Monkeys

Sunday, 22nd March 2009, 10:10pm

They should have used Where’s Your Head At? by the Basement Jaxx as the soundtrack to the above video. Those safari parks have always creeped me out anyway.



Friday, 20th March 2009, 11:58pm

29 Sign

A year after 28.

A year can pass so quickly. I really must make the most of the last year of my twenties. Watch this space.


Thanks for staying! Come again soon.