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What?!? I didn’t know there was a sequel!!! Has anyone watched it?? I might check it out this weekend. Hohoho!!

Hi all!! Surprise!! I am back in ACTION! Well let’s see how long this lasts. I will try though. Work volume has dropped off a bit lately and I’ve had time to watch some movies on my “list”. *GRIN* Since I’m a bit gah gah over “Bloomington” at the moment, I figured it was a chance to start writing again.

Bloomington

This movie first caught my attention when it was released in 2010 but I’m personally not a huge fan of student / teacher stories PLUS I must admit that I didn’t find Sarah Stouffer particularly “WOW” so hence it never went anywhere. Finally, I watched it the other weekend. Oh and thank god the “student” here is actually of adult age.

A quick rundown for those who have not watched this. Jackie moves to other side of the United States to attend college. She was a child actress of a sci-fi TV show so she gets a bit teased at while at school. Within minutes of arriving there (yes this movie progresses VERY quickly), she catches sight of Professor Catherine Stark who teaches abnormal psychology…and I’m guessing you know where this all ends up. ^_^ Please refrain from reading ahead if you have not watched this.

Ok things I liked about this movie:

  • First up, Allison McAtee is H-O-T! She really throws off those sexy vibes in her power suits. Can’t blame Jackie for being attracted to her. I mean, who wouldn’t be!? Those dimples are so cute too. I am certain that I would have had 100% attendance if she was my teacher. HAHAHA
  • Sarah Stouffer grew on me. Yes she did look a bit young but I liked how their characters underwent some kind of reversion. Catherine began as someone confident, sexy and almost a bit manipulative (I mean she is a psych professor…) whilst Jackie was a little taken away and scared of the situation. Once the relationship got up and running, Catherine started to mellow and seemed almost vulnerable. She was eventually afraid of being hurt and decided to end the relationship with her own hands. On the otherhand, Jackie grew more confident and although she knows she is one of the many students that Stark has been with, she powers through to try and build a genuine relationship. She tried to understand the impact of her parents’ death and makes an effort to understand the paper that Stark is working on…and persist!
  • Some of my favourite scenes of Sarah included: the “library” scene when she says “did you just make that up?”; and the pre-flight check. The way she said “did you just make that up” at 1:12 just does something for me. *small swoon* Maybe it’s because she’s so WOWed by Stark’s brains?! Call me a nerd but that kind of chemistry works for me. :P As for the pre-flight check scene, the whole part looked so touching and sweet. A beautiful scene.
  • Finally it was the music. I have gone off and bought the CD of Ani Difranco! I love “Overlap” (guitar version) and 32 Flavors. I’m not usually into that kind of music (what do you even call it!?) but I felt like the choice of music was perfect for the movie. It provided the finishing touch.

Ok now enough getting all excited, I must admit this movie certainly has its flaws. The relationship between the two characters happened WAY too quickly. If we gave them another 10 minutes of film time and another 10 minutes on the transition in Stark’s character, the whole experience would have been much more fulfilling. I also found the need for them to sleep with another guy to be a bit distasteful. Ugh. I mean, can’t they just sleep with another woman!? *wishful thinking* It would have served the same purpose.

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Anyway, any fans out there? I did ask a few friends on Twitter but not many people shared the same view as me!!! Boo!! :( Oh and I’m happy to hear criticism too. ^_^

P.S. More importantly, I have ordered the DVD. It’s on its way. YAY!!

This movie was released like a year ago in Thailand but recently caught my eye when it was one of the movies showing at the Hong Kong Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. I didn’t go watch it at the festival as tickets were sold out but I have since watched it and…YOU SHOULD GO AND WATCH IT!! hahaha It’s very cute. :)

The story is about two girls, Pai (femme) and Kim (tomboy) who are in uni and are roommates. Pai starts off disliking Kim as she doesn’t like how she’s such a tomboy. Well clearly things change!! Pai is one of those girls that can get away with murder in my opinion!!! Very adorable and cute. Kim is actually quite cute too. Aside from her appearance, she’s not at all like a guy – but then it it’s Thai so I might not be picking up on some linguistic things.

It’s a sweet story. Nothing overly complicated and you would be able to guess how the story goes and ends but it’s still very enjoyable! Check it out!!

An English subbed version is available on Youtube. The English deteriorates a bit near the end but it’s tolerable!! Let me know what you think!!

Trailer

Has anyone else heard or seen this movie? It’s just been released where I live and it is based off the book by the same name. I looked into this as my friend is reading it and I must say that the poster is quite captivating. Talk about my surprise when I sensed “yuri” on the radar!!!

It is a book about two Chinese women and how their friendship and love sustains them through their lives.

This absorbing novel – with a storyline unlike anything Lisa See has written before – takes place in 19th century China when girls had their feet bound, then spent the rest of their lives in seclusion with only a single window from which to see.  Illiterate and isolated, they were not expected to think, be creative, or have emotions. But in one remote county, women developed their own secret code, nu shu – “women’s writing” – the only gender-based written language to have been found in the world.  Some girls were paired as “old-sames” in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives.  They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their windows to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments.

An old woman tells of her relationship with her “old-same,” their arranged marriages, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood—until a terrible misunderstanding written on their secret fan threatens to tear them apart. With the detail and emotional resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha ,Snow Flower and the Secret Fan delves into one of the most mysterious and treasured relationships of all time—female friendship.

The trailer looks interesting too and best of all, one of my favourite actresses are in it!! She’s Korean though…playing a Chinese character -_-“. Go Gianna Jun!! It appears to be basically two parallel stories – one set in the 19th century of China and a modern day friendship between the same two actresses. Now I am COMPLETELY convinced! It’s a must see!!!! Check out the trailer at the official website. So who’s interested?!

So I don’t normally post about Hollywood movies…but there is an exception…like…WHEN THERE IS  A KISS ONSCREEN BETWEEN NATALIE PORTMAN and another woman!!!!!! Oh and there’s MORE than just a kiss!!! ^_^

OOOH LA LA!!! hahahaha Yes, I am a fan of Natalie Portman!! Along with Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder. ^_^ AHAHA All brunettes!! :P Natalie comes across as a fairly talented actor (that’s not the main reason why I like her) but she’s also pretty and is intelligent!!!

The movie is psychological thriller and is about Natalie Portman who is the top ballerina in her troupe. All is going well until Mila Kunis appears and she steals the limelight away from her. Not exactly the most original storyline but I’m a bit scared as it is directed by Darren Aronofsky who also direct Requiem for a Dream – a REALLY disturbing movie!! It’s all about addiction…yuck yuck yuck!!! X_X

But I think it’s worth giving it a go since it is the opening film for the Venice Film Festival!!! What do you think!?!? Who’s up for it!?! Release date is 1 December 2010!!! Aaaaaah! so far away!!!

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