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LATE NIGHT SPILL 15

  • January was an awesome month in film for me. I saw 15 films, more than I ever remember seeing, including The Great Beauty (the Italian film that won foreign film at the Globes, and bored the hell out of me – and I just read it won at Estonia’s film festival, which is disappointing), The Hunt (which should’ve won at both; and also depressed me more than any film ever while being ever so brilliant), Blue is the Warmest Colour (which was plain amazing and which I’ll review very soon), American Hustle (where they should’ve kept the original title American Bullshit), Drinking Buddies (Olivia Wilde was awesome and the mood was awesome, but something was missing) and Brave (which I watched in Norwegian, so half of it went by me, but watching it a lot of fun anyway).
  • I kicked February off with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, so I hope this month will be just as great in the film department.
  • By the way, did you notice that there were quite a few of foreign films? Plus I saw one more Danish film (Jeppe from the Mountain, since you asked)! I’m proud, too. Watching foreign stuff with Norwegian subtitles is really helping my language skills.
  • And I’ve been writing a lot of school assignments, which have been unbelievably useful – I now feel like I can list Norwegian as a language I can speak. Feels awesome!!
  • It’s not helping my identity/world crisis that I have less time left here than I’ve been. I’m going home to Estonia for three days this month because it’s literally less expensive to fly there to go to the dentist than to do it here, and I’m afraid of the homesickness and excited to see my parents, my dog and my friends – and to go to the cinema for 4x less money. Yep, I did the math.
  • Between this point and the last one, I finally gave in and watched Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary episode with my host brother (who’s as nerdy about Doctor Who as one gets). OH MY FREAKING GOD, IT WAS SO COOL!!!
  • I’ve only seen seasons 5 and 6, but I have a feeling that by March, I’ll have seen a lot more. I can’t help it.
  • Since I’ve been procrastinating so goddamn much today – I’m two weeks late to revising my NaNoWriMo novel – I’ll just go ahead and go now. It was really nice doing this and it feels great to be back from my hiatus.
  • I’ll leave you guys with four posts I read and loved today (while procrastinating):
  • m.brown’s review of The Hunt
  • Alex’s interview with Andrew Sensenig from Upstream Color
  • Mettel Ray’s 52 film and TV wishes
  • Anna’s review of The Act of Killing
  • Mette’s Blind Spot entry for January in the form of Apocalypse Now
  • Check out the reviews, have  a really nice night/morning/day, whenever you’re reading this, and see you soon!

LATE NIGHT SPILL 14: exactly how great is Netflix?!?!

  • I didn’t announce it with as big of a bang as I should have, but here it is: I GOT NETFLIX!!
  • Should you be an American reading this and don’t get it, here’s the deal: my home country doesn’t have Netflix. All DVDs are crazy expensive. It’s a whole different world out there in the wilderness.
  • Life’s been much better film–wise, too. My first Netflix film was Winter’s Bone and it was pretty amazing. I love Jennifer Lawrence more with each of her films. My other favourite of this week was This Is The End, which was the funniest film I’ve seen in a while.
  • Yet the most exciting thing I’ve watched has been Game of Thrones. I’m on episode four and it’s even better than I was hoping. As a sidenote I can say it’s awesome having a brother who is nerdy enough to get really excited about GoT along with you.
  • Oh, and The Desolation of Smaug was also really cool, even though undercooked.
  • Tomorrow I will see Love Actually for the first time, in honour of lille juleaften – small Christmas night? I don’t know. Anyway, yes, it’s one of these films I curse myself for not having seen. But apparently seeing it on the 23rd of December is a tradition in Norway. I’m not complaining. 😉
  • Some of the following links are pretty old, but I’m more confused by  the passing time than Amy Pond, so just click, read, and enjoy. 😉

  • Katy created an awesome alphabet movie meme
  • Mettel Ray shared twelve films she felt strongly about this year
  • Nick announced the 2nd Golden Katz awards
  • Sati reviewed Blue is the Warmest Color
  • Davecrewe shares the top 10 television episodes of 2013
  • Mette makes a case for Spring Breakers
  • Table9mutant reviews Ruby Sparks
  • Amy reviews Saving Mr. Banks

LATE NIGHT SPILL 13: film? what film?

  • I don’t recall having seen any films this week. WTF. (Also: see above.)
  • I really don’t know what to say. This week has escaped me. I’ll figure something out.
  • While I’m not in love with 2 Broke Girls season 3, I’ve rewatched some of the first season and I’m finding myself loving it even more now – and appreciating it more, too.
  • How I Met Your Mother is so, so good. I do not understand why people moan about this season, it’s been great, even if far–fetched at times. What Barney did in the last episode – ahhhh.

  • We’re also nearing the show’s 200th episode, titled “How Your Mother Met Me”. Craig Thomas said “to me, more than anything else, episode 200 is why we did season 9” and it’s going to be from the Mother’s perspective. It’s supposed to be legendary. (Pun, if tangible, intended.)
  • And what is this about a spin–off series I hear? Late to the party once again? The pilot – at least – is coming and I’m excited, especially since they have enough respect for HIMYM to completely wrap it up and make the new (possible) series a different thing. I have great hopes for How I Met Your Dad, really.
  • Oh, and guess what shows finally had great episodes? Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries – and of course, since they were the midseason finales, both were enormous cliff-hangers.
  • I love Christmas. And over the day, staring at my header, I actually started to really like it. What do you guys think?

LATE NIGHT SPILL 12

  • I FINISHED NANOWRIMO YESTERDAY, precicely 2 minutes prior to midnight with 50,090 words.
  • Radio silence on the blog was due to me drawing all my focus on the novel. The (undoubtedly shitty) first draft is ready now (!!!) and I’m having hard time with giving it room to breathe – I already want to edit! I’ll keep myself busy with the blog, though.
  • Writing took up so much time that I didn’t even watch TV, merely the new episodes. All kinda sucked to be honest.
  • I did go to the cinema three times – Catching Fire twice, and then Gravity once again.
  • Catching Fire was just as good as they said, but with 2,5 hours of intense action was overwhelming and I knew I had to see it again. Watching this made me want to see The Hunger Games again and read the trilogy.
  • I’m not impressed with Mockingjay being in two parts, though. HP7 started the trend and it was alright, because Harry Potter was such an enormous game changer. Twilight was even more boring in two parts and I would just say that it’s a dick move (and cheap, too) on the studio’s part.
  • I absolutely adore Josh Hutcherson, though. I do love Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks was a show–stealer, Stanley Tucci was genius, Sam Claflin is great and Jena Malone… ahh. But no one beats Peeta, sorry. And I’m glad for Claflin.

  

  • Digital Shortbread posted about Gravity’s “spin–off”
  • Darren has been posting about his favourite Doctor Who episodes to honour the 50th anniversary – Time Crash, for example. Guess how many episodes I’ve watched this week… (hint: it’s round.) I need a TARDIS.
  • Fogs has some (pretty sad) news for us – it’s his time to roll.
  • Mettel Ray and Brittani review Catching Fire… though Brittani says “Gale (Liam Hemsworth) is obviously hotter than Peeta”??? WHY???
  • Sofia shared her smiles & thrills for Breaking Emotions blogathon.
  • Alex shares the first few rocky days of filming his feature film Wait.
  • Anna reviews the upsetting documentary Blackfish.