mine is the sun.
when it rises dripping from
the sea when it falls like honey on
the trees when it swallows up
clouds my soul moves with it.
mine is you.
when you lift your eyes
when you look straight ahead
when you try to speak my
heart moves with you.
i like fridays, rainy days, proud cats, black & white photographs, children's books, short stories and movies that most people would never see. Music serves me
justice on sad days (Adele, The Kooks, Mumford & Sons are gems) and genuine smiles are a must-have.
i didn't know why i put off watching Stardust- i've been wanting to watch it ever since it came out. oh wait i know. it was during the freaking exams last year. bah.
anyway, so i rented it out today and i didn't really have any mega huge expectations for it. but my GOD, if i did, it would have blown it way out of proportion. it was so GOOD! the script was really witty, the storyline was surprising and STELLAR performances by Michelle Pfeiffer- incredibly beautiful and frightening; Robert De Niro- hilarious as probably the first Sensitive-New-Age-Pirate (SNAP); and Claire Danes- who gave such a believable heart-wrenching perfomance as a very sarcastic fallen star. she's such a smart talented actress. like Natalie Portman. definitely 374626394743 trillion times better than eww eww eww Scarlett "oh-look-at-me-and-my-husky-voice" Johansson.
when Penelope is finally released in Singapore cinemas later this year, GO WATCH IT! i mean, if you like the twisted contemporary fairy-tale-ish ironic romantic movies that is. it's about a girl who's cursed to have pig-like features just cos her great-great-great grandfather ticked off a witch's daughter and unless she gets someone of her own aristocratic blue-bloodiness to "accept her as her own till death does she part", she'ld remain like that forever much to the horror of her socially-conscientious let-me-scream-my-head-off-in-frantic-panic mother. i've already watched it (online. shh) and i've forgotten how good Christina Ricci was/is as an actress. she blew me away when she was a kid in Casper, Now And Then and in The Addams Family movies and now she's back with this Toronto Film Festival movie offering. and i think i'ld probably watch it again when it comes out proper. oh and it helped that James McAvoy (who's SO DAMN good-looking here. i'm marrying him. HANDS OFF) and Reese Witherspoon are in this movie too. (:
AND i also rented out Bable- the "highly acclaimed" Brad Pitt one where there's 4 stories in one. like oh-so-serious. it's kinda like Crash but with full frontal nudity and a more international cast. not bad, it's just that it's not a really new concept though. American gets shot in Morocco and immediately everyone thinks it's a terrorist. the only performances really worth watching out for were the very incest little boy in the Moroccan desert and the deaf-mute Japanese girl who had such desperate sexual needs that it was pathetic and very sad when she felt she could just expose herself to a middle-aged police officer so that the pain of her mother's sudden suicide could go away.
like i said. very serious.
and AND. i can't wait for Indiana Jones, Prince Caspian and Baby Mama to come out. :D
since my dear Michael Johns got eliminated (yes, i'm still bitter. shuddup. D: ), between the two Davids left, David Cook could actually win 'cos he has a rawness and edginess and unpredictable-ness that David Archuletta doesn't have. and David A seems too perfect in his renditions that flawless after flawless performances gets preeety boring after a while. sometimes i wish he could mess something up just to show that he's still human. and gosh that David Cook version of Mariah Carey's Always Be My Baby is just so haunting, almost stalker-like ("ooh baby no you can't escape me" screams scary if you ask me) but in a really rocker-cool kinda way.