Friday, December 31, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

We could only recently saw Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and we loved it. Then we listened to the soundtrack and it tripled our admiration to the movie. Plus you get to see Jason Schwartzman and Michael Cera... What else you expect from a movie? eh?

Metric - Black Sheep

I like the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World version with Brie Larson better.
But Metric is always Metric...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Prophet (2009)

If the Brazilian have "Carandiru" and the Irish have "Hunger", The French have "A Prophet"...

~For my friend "Yibi"...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wes Anderson Movie Pack

Bottle Rocket (1996) -  Luke & Owen Wilson - Anderson's first movie that started as a short movie project. It's simply a crime movie without badass gangsters.

Rushmore (1998) - Wes Anderson's first collaboration with Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman.

The Royal Tennenbaums (2001) - The Opus Magnum of Wes Anderson (I would say).

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou  (2004) - The story of two rival oceanographers, Alistair Hennessey and the great Steve Zissou.

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) - Wes Anderson is in India with the story of three brothers. this time Adrien Brody joins the cast along with Luke Owen and Jason Schwartzman.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) - And finally a stop motion animated movie by Wes Anderson with voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep.

MGMT - Electric Feel

Monsters Are Waiting - Ha-Ha

The Blow - Parentheses

Coconut Records - West Coast

Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend To Dance With You


Friday, December 17, 2010

2 Days in Paris (2007)

A great story narrated, directed, and written by French-American actress Julie Delpy. Our poor American guy (Adam Goldberg) being overwhelmed by the French open-mindedness in Paris. We loved it!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Craig Thompson announced "Habibi"!!!!

The author of 2004 Eisner Award winner "Blankets" (2003, Top Shelf Productions) Craig Thompson announced he finally finished his highly anticipated graphic novel "Habibi". As  he had many references to Christianity and Bible in Blankets, this time with Habibi he enters the world of Islam. It may turn out to be a 700 page long controversy...

You can follow Thompson's blog from here:

"Blankets" is a autobiographical story of Thompson wrapped around a teen-love story and confusion of religion. Highly recommended...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Factory Girl

Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl

"Edie Sedgwick arabesquing on her leather rhino to a record of The Kinks. In the background her sketch of a stallion” -Vogue Magazine, 1965

Black Swan (2010)

 A new masterpiece from Darren Aronofsky? Let's wait and see... Btw, what a great film poster this is...

Tiny Furniture (2010)

I guess we like watching independent comedy/drama movies telling real stories about real people. We did not see "Tiny Furniture" yet but hopefully we will soon. Check out the trailer it is really cute and funny.

Humpday (2009)

That was an interesting one. I know it looks like a cheap comedy with a lot of dirty jokes but it wasn't. Anyway, basically the message of the movie is the fact that sometimes we try too hard to look open-minded and liberal even though we feel uncomfortable. You may say, well, I don't like movies with messages. The good thing about this movie, you have to understand the characters really well to reach that message. Anyhow, even if you don't like movies with messages to your inner self the acting of these guys is worth giving a try.

Arcade Fire - Ready to Start

Sunday, December 5, 2010

What to read next?

 Option #1 "The Plague" by Albert Camus

Previously I read "The Stranger" by Camus and I was really impressed. I can almost say it changed my life. "Happy Death" was good too. So, why not giving another try?
 Option #2 "A Handful of Dust" by Evelyn Waugh

On Amazon it says " A Handful of Dust, is a sublime example of his bleak satirical style: a mordantly funny exposé of aristocratic decadence and ennui in England between the wars." I don't know it sounds good to me...
Option #3 "White Teeth" by Zadie Smith

From Amazon: "First novelist Zadie Smith takes on race, sex, class, history, and the minefield of gender politics, and such is her wit and inventiveness that these weighty subjects seem effortlessly light. She also has an impressive geographical range, guiding the reader from Jamaica to Turkey to Bangladesh and back again". It is fun to hear about new places. 

 Option #4 "When You are Engulfed in Flames" by David Sedaris

I know it is very famous and I still haven't read it. Only 2.83$ for a used copy not bad at all. 

Option #5 "The Partly Cloudy Patriot" by Sarah Vowell

Previously I read "Wordy Shipmates" of the same author, but I guess this one is slightly different. But it's OK I like her style a lot. 


"Tricked" is a new graphic novel by Alex Robinson released by Top Shelf Comics in December 2010. The cover and the preview pics from the book look promising. 

"Indie Book of the Year" -- Wizard Magazine

For new Top Shelf releases:

The Windmill Farmer by Joaquin Baldwin

The Windmill Farmer from Joaquin Baldwin on Vimeo.

Publish Post

Tea Party with Giftgirls Jewellery

There are more @ Giftgirls

Gift Girls Teapot Ring

Gift Girls Tea Cup Ring

Gift Girls It's Time Ring

Lego Rules!

Urban Outfitters Lego Camera

Urban Outfitters Lego Walkie Talkies

The famous Jacqueline Kennedy picture by Galella (1971)

Hot Cup Cold Spoon's Package Design looks Delicious!

Hot Cup Cold Spoon

Margaret Cho - Intervention - featuring Tegan and Sara

Margaret Cho - Intervention - featuring Tegan and Sara from Margaret Cho on Vimeo.

ModCloth Coats of Winter (For Her)

ModCloth How Sweet It Is Coat
ModCloth Rolvenden Coat

ModCloth Highland Reel Coat
ModCloth Cottage in the Woods Coat

Rudolf Schlichter!

Rudolf Schlichter "Woman with Tie" (1923)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

More expressionism, please!

Here are two more expressionist paintings we liked + one more Schiele:

August Macke "Kairouan" (1914)

Otto Mueller "Two girls in the wood" (1920-25)

Egon Schiele "Pair of Women" (1915)

Coats of winter!

"People's Market"

"Shades of Grey"