Wednesday, April 2, 2014

In March I...


...watched the following films:
Hell Baby - dir. Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon
Fletch- dir. Michael Ritchie
Dredd - dir. Pete Travis
The Great Beauty (La Grande Belleza) - dir. Paulo Sorrentino
Good Ol' Freda - dir. Ryan White
Waxwork - dir. Anthony Hickox
Starred Up - dir. David MacKenzie

...also rewatched:
The Jerk - dir. Carl Reiner
Robocop - dir. Paul  Verhoeven

...also watched:
Girls S3
Eastbound & Down S4
Key & Peele S3
Grandma's House S2
The Walshes S1

...got the following music:
Ginnels - A Country Life
Metronomy - Love Letters
St Vincent - St Vincent
Jimi Goodwin - Odludek
Future Islands - Singles
The Voluntary Butler Scheme - A Million Ways to Make Gold

...saw Franz Ferdinand at the Olympia

...saw Ireland lose 2-1 to Serbia at the Aviva

...saw Man Utd beat Olympiakos 3-0 at Old Trafford

Friday, February 28, 2014

In February I...


...watched the following films:
Austenland - dir. Jerusha Hess
You're Next - dir. Adam Wingard
Dallas Buyers Club - dir. Jean-Marc Vallée
The Bay - dir. Barry Levinson
Dark Skies - dir. Scott Stewart
12 Years a Slave - dir. Steve McQueen
Her - dir. Spike Jonze
Bad Milo! - dir. Jacob Vaughn
...at JDIFF I saw:
The Book Thief - dir. Brian Percival
Mystery Road - dir. Ivan Sen
Only Lovers Left Alive - dir. Jim Jarmusch
The Grand Budapest Hotel - dir. Wes Anderson
Lawrence of Belgravia - dir. Paul Kelly
Blue Ruin - dir. Jeremy Saulnier
The Wonders - dir. Avi Nesher
The Past (Le Passé) - dir. Asghar Farhadi
Mood Indigo (L'écume des jours) - dir. Michel Gondry
Finsterworld - dir. Frauke Finsterwalder
We Are The Best! (Vi är bäst!) - dir. Lukas Moodysson
The Double - dir. Richard Ayaode
The Zero Theorem - dir. Terry Gilliam
Tracks - dir. John Curran
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann) - dir. Felix Herngren
Run & Jump - dir. Steph Green
Pioneer - dir. Erik Skjoldbjærg
Muppets Most Wanted (Surprise Film) - dir. James Bobin

...also re-watched:
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters - dir. Seth Gordon
Punch Drunk Love - dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
Inside Llewyn Davis - dir. Joel & Ethan Coen

...also watched the following:
Borgen S3
The Bridge (Bron/Broen) S2
House of Fools S1
The League S5
Nathan For You S1
Nick Thune - Folk Hero

...got the following music:
Beck - Morning Phase
Real Estate - Atlas
Allen Toussaint - Sweet Touch of Love
Tennis - Small Sound EP
Dum Dum Girls - Too True

Friday, January 31, 2014

In January I...


...watched the following films:
Surf's Up - dir. Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
The Bridge - dir. Eric Steel
Serial - dir. Bil Persky
Beware of Mr. Baker - dir. Jay Bulger
Twixt - dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Antiviral - dir. Brandon Cronenberg
My Piece of the Pie (Ma part du gâteau) - dir. Cédric Klapisch
Rock'N'Roll High School - dir. Allan Arkush
Somebdy Up There Likes Me - dir. Bill Byington
The Wolf of Wall Street - dir. Martin Scorsese
Inside Llewyn Davis - dir. Joel & Ethan Coen

...re-watched the following films:
Rust and Bone ("De rouille et d'os") - dir. Jacques Audiard
Safety Not Guaranteed - dir. Colin Treverrow

...also watched the following:
ROG - The Ronan O'Gara Documentary
Toast of London S1
Charlie Brooker's How Videogames Changed The World
Borgen S2
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia S9

...also re-watched the following:
Friday Night Dinner S1

...got the following music:
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Wig Out at Jagbags
Billie Joe + Norah - Foreverly
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Gove the People What They Want
Iron & Wine - Ghost On Ghost
Vanessa Paradis- Love Songs
Inside Llewyn Davis OST
Paddy Hanna - Leafy Stiletto
Broken Bells - After The Disco

...also read the following:
Steve Martin - Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Inverting The Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics: Fully Revised and Updated - Jonathan Wilson

...saw Man Utd beat Swansea 2-0 (Valencia, Welbeck) at Old Trafford

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Adventures in Movie Watching 2013


Well it's that time of the year again when I should be doing something more useful but here's a long list of the films that I enjoyed that were around cinemas this year..... 

In December I...


...watched the following films:
Nebraska - dir. Alexander Payne
Drinking Buddies - dir. Joe Swanberg
Trance - dir. Danny Boyle
Blue Is The Warmest Colour  - dir. Abdellatif Kechiche
Elysium - dir. Neill Blomkamp
U.S. Marshals - dir. Stuart Baird
The Class of '92 - dir. Benjamin TurnerGabe Turner
Clash of the Titans - dir. Louis Leterrier
They Came Back/The Returned ("Les revenants") - dir. Robin Campillo

...re-watched:
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa - dir. Declan Lowney

...also watched:
Borgen S1
Fresh Meat S3
Grandma's House S1
Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies
Bill Burr: You People Are All The Same

...also read You're Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations by Michael Ian Black

...saw Man Utd lose 1-0 to Everton at Old Trafford

My 13 Favourite Albums of 2013

All fave tracks have links so you can listen to them

13. Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go

FAVE TRACKS:
Where Does This Door Go
Robot Love
Wine Glass Woman

12. Empire of the Sun - Ice on the Dune

FAVE TRACKS:
Celebrate
Concert Pitch
I'll Be Around

11. Arctic Monkeys - AM

FAVE TRACKS:
Do I Wanna Know?
Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
I Want It All

10. Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record

FAVE TRACKS:
When I Knew
Stare At The Sun
She's A Mirror

9. Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect

FAVE TRACKS:
Shopping (I Like To)
Hammer & Sickle
Doctor Zhivago

8. Franz Ferdinand - Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

FAVE TRACKS:
Evil Eye
Treason! Animals
Love Illumination

7. Euros Childs - Situation Comedy

FAVE TRACKS:
Tête à Tête
Ooh La Oona


6. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

FAVE TRACKS:
Finger Back
Diane Young
Don't Lie

5. Wampire - Curiosity

FAVE TRACKS:
The Hearse
Trains
I Can't See Why

4. Phoenix - Bankrupt!

FAVE TRACKS:
Trying To Be Cool
SOS in Bel Air
Entertainment

3. Generationals - Heza

FAVE TRACKS:
Spinoza
I Used to Let You Get To Me
Say When

2. Sonny & The Sunsets - Antenna to the Afterworld

FAVE TRACKS:
Palmreader
Void
Dark Corners

1. Sweet Baboo - Ships

FAVE TRACKS:
C'mon Lets Mosh!
Let's Go Swimming Wild
If I Died...

Saturday, November 30, 2013

In November I...


...watched the following films:
Where The Buffalo Roam - dir. Art Linson
Short Term 12 - dir. Destin Cretton
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - dir. Jeff Tremaine
The Last Gladiators - dir. Alex Gibney
Philomena - dir. Stephen Frears
American Reunion - dir. Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
The Hunger Games - dir. Gary Ross
The Broken Circle Breakdown - dir. Felix Van Groeningen
Slaughterhouse-Five - dir. George Roy Hill
On The Road - dir. Walter Salles
Up In Smoke - dir. Lou Adler
The Mist - dir. Frank Darabont
Don Jon - dir. Joseph Gordon Levitt
Starbuck - dir. Ken Scott
The Giant Mechanical Man - dir. Lee Kirk
Lore - dir. Cate Shortland
The Man With The Screaming Brain - dir. Bruce Campbell
Computer Chess - dir. Andrew Bujalski
Gravity (3D) - dir. Alfonso Cuarón
Jeune et Jolie - dir. François Ozon
...saw the following at the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival:
Blame it on Voltaire (La faute à Voltaire) - dir. Abdellatif Kechiche
Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois) - dir. Cédric Klapisch
On My Way (Elle s'en va) - dir. Emmanuelle Bercot
Me, Myself and Mum (Les garçons et Guillaume, à table!) - dir. Guillaume Gallienne
Going Away (Un beau dimanche) - dir. Nicole Garcia
Les Apaches - dir. Thierry de Peretti

...rewatched:
Living In Oblivion - dir. Tom DiCillo

...watched the following:
Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive - dir. Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern
Doug Stanhope: Beer Hall Putsch - dir. Jay Karas
Joan Rivers: Don't Start With Me - dir. Scott L.Montoya

...got the following music:
Crayonsmith - Milk Teeth
Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
They Might Be Giants - Nanobots
Brendan Benson - You Were Right

...saw They Might Be Giants (w/Wonder Villains) at Vicar St.

...saw Martin O'Neill/Roy Keane's reign begin with a 3-0 win against Latvia at the AVIVA

...attended a Q&A with The Blizzard (Jonathan Wilson, Phillipe Auclair and Miguel Delaney, hosted by Eoin McDevitt) at the Sugar Club

Thursday, October 31, 2013

In October I...


...watched the following films:
I'm So Excited! (Los amantes pasajeros) - dir. Pedro Almodóvar
Rewind This! - dir. Josh Johnson
The Brass Teapot - dir. Ramaa Mosley
Dean Slater: Resident Advisor - dir. Colin Sander
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me - dir. Drew DeNicolaOlivia Mori
A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III - dir. Roman Coppola
Supporting Characters - dir. Daniel Schechter
Love Crime (Crime d'amour) - dir. Alain Corneau
Le Week-end - dir. Roger Michell
Black Rock - dir. Kate Aselton
Filth - dir. Jon S.Baird
Rush - dir. Ron Howard
Prince Avalanche - dir. David Gordon Green
Blackfish - dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Citadel - dir. Ciarán Foy
Breathe In - dir. Drake Doremus
The Woman In Black - dir. James Watkins
Enough Said - dir. Nicole Holofcener
Captain Phillips - dir. Paul Greengrass

...I started doing Netflix recommendations for the good people over at spooool.ie

...also watched the following:
Marc Maron: Thinky Pain - dir. Lance Bangs
Rob Delaney: Live at the Bowery Ballroom
Burning Love S1 - Netflix Version - dir. Ken Marino

...got the following music:
Quasi - Mole City
CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
Haim - Days Are Gone
Cass McCombs - Big Wheel and Others
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr - The Speed of Things
Best Coast - Fade Away
Euros Childs - Situation Comedy
BOUTS - Nothing Good Gets Away
Arcade Fire - Reflektor

...read the following books:
Thank You for the Days: A Boy's Own Adventures in Radio and Beyond - Mark Radcliffe
The Magic Christian - Terry Southern
It's Only A Movie: Reel Life Adventures of a Film Obsessive - Mark Kermode
Hatchet Job: Love Movies, Hate Critics - Mark Kermode
Stillness & Speed: My Story - Dennis Bergkamp

...attended the following gigs:
MGMT at the Olympia
Tindersticks at Vicar St
Bouts at the Grand Social

...also saw Republic of Ireland beat Kazakhstan 3-1 at the AVIVA

Friday, October 25, 2013

Bouts - Nothing Good Gets Away


If you're a fan of catchy melodic noise generated by guitars, bass and drums then you're in luck because Bouts release "Nothing Good Gets Away" today and it's available over at http://www.wonkykarousel.com/ and http://gimmebouts.com/

Or else you can pick it up yourself in Elastic Witch, Freebird, Tower and HMV or even better tomorrow at their album launch tomorrow (Sat 26th Oct) in the Grand Social, support comes in the form of Women's Christmas and I ♥ The Monster Hero.

Check out "Jittery" and "6.0" below.

         


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Biggles Flys Again - Chambers

Melancolly and Biggles Flys Again guides us through the Twenty Eight Stages of a Relationship Breakdown.



Biggles Flys Again play Whelans Thurs 24th Oct