# 435 – American Psycho

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Probably don’t watch this one with your dad. There’s quite a bit of sex, but it doesn’t overshare. The gist behind most scenes is actually more disturbing than the scene itself.

I had to do a lot of reading on this one. It is based on a novel, which I think I would find a lot better. The movie leaves a lot of things unanswered and you really have to dissect it, which is actually quite difficult when you’re not ready. Having to break a movie down too much will just push people to think that the movie is stupid and then it really doesn’t get appreciated.
I could write a lot about the themes and the ideas behind the novel (because it’s actually not stupid) but I won’t. If you’re into that kind of thing I’d suggest you do your research. It’s quite interesting.

On another note, some great acting by Christian Bale as the bad guy. Especially when I’ve come to know and love him as Batman. He is also seriously attractive and must have worked out a lot before this was made. His eyes though.. scary as fuck.

Enjoy 🙂
E x

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# 438 – The Lost Boys

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Definitely recommend this one! It checks all the boxes; wicked soundtrack, sexy vampires, touch of romance, plenty of action, cute dog, comic relief, little bit of blood, the twist and a happy ending.

I did really enjoy the part where vampires can fly and have bat-like feet so they are able to sleep hanging upside down in their cave during the day. That was a new addition to my knowledge of vampires.

Something interesting…
Bare with me while I move to Peter Pan for a minute.
He could fly, visited Wendy at night and never grew old. Some people have this idea that he is vampire.
The whole movie was created on this notion. Most of the characters originally had Peter Pan names but they got changed and the title was named after a group of characters from the play.. The lost boys who remained forever young.

There are two characters, brothers, who introduce themselves as Edgar and Allan Frog. But the way they say it instantly makes your mind skip to the name Edgar Allan Poe. Both dad and I said the name out loud at the same time. Turns out it IS actually a reference to the famous horror film writer.

That’s all. Enjoy
E x

# 434 – The Cat Concerto

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Yes, there is a 7 minute Tom and Jerry short on the top 500 movie list. So very strange. Apparently there are two others to come…

I’m not gonna lie, watching Tom and Jerry is a great time. I had a few giggles. There’s nothing like watching a grumpy old cat trying to stop a mischievous mouse.

That’s entertainment!

You can watch it (in three parts??) on youtube if you’re interested.

E

# 437 – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)

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About 7 years ago, I walked into the book shop (Browzers… RIP) and asked the lady there to pick a book for me. I didn’t care what it was, I just needed something new. I’d decided it was probably time to stop re-reading Harry Potter. She pointed me to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which was recently released and that’s what I ended up walking out with.

Absolutely amazing. I loved it. Slow to begin with, and partly because I had no idea what direction it was taking, I didn’t even really know what genre it was, but the detail and depth of the characters made it hard for me to put down.
Then the movie was released. I hadn’t quite reached the rape scene in the book when we watched the movie. It was then that I really got an idea of where the books were going and the general idea behind them. Thought the rape scene in the movie was bad? Try reading about it from the mind of a detailed author… It was lengthy, and horrifying. This event also runs through the whole series so don’t think it’s over yet.

So that was then. Now, re-watching it, doesn’t seem so intense. Maybe because I was prepared, maybe because I’m older, but I really enjoyed it. Even though you have to read subtitles. I have this new appreciation for foreign movies and the added feel they bring that you just can’t find with a streamline american movie. Obviously it can’t even compete with the book but that’s always the way.

And I’m sorry, I’ve gotta say it! How about that fricken girl power?! Lisbeth Salander should be every girls hero.

Definitely put it (or them; the whole trilogy) on the ‘to watch’ list. Hey, you might as well even add it to the ‘to read’ list!

Enjoy 🙂
E

 

#436 – Beauty and the Beast

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Tale as old as time

One of my favourite Disney classics by far. Such a magical love story with a very real and valuable lesson to teach… Don’t open the door to strangers.

Kidding.

True beauty comes from within, dare to be different, follow your heart and most of all… believe in magic.