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So season two started last year, then I went on holiday and only got my computer back some weeks after returning and have been waiting for a Monday to get back into the swing of things. I managed to miss a few and didn’t want to switch up the schedule.

If you’re not familiar with the formula by now have a look at episode one as a yardstick.

Ok into the episode we go:

20: The Temper Trap – Leaving the Heartbreak Hotel

19: Two Door Cinema Club – Next Year

The Temper Trap and Two Door Cinema Club have to be my two favourite Indie bands so yay

18: The Temper Trap – I’m Gonna Wait

17: The Temper Trap – Rabbit Hole

Looks like the beginnings of a Temper Trap spree, though two in a row does not a spree make…

16: The Temper Trap – Never Again

Ok three is almost definitely the beginnings of a spree.

 

Anyway that’s all for this week, stay tuned for episode three.

My Extra Tumblr Blog

Posted: January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized
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So I’m having a mixed episode of my bipolar disorder: “mild” mania and some depression thrown in for good measure. I thought… why not start a tumblr devoted to coffee. I mean for me coffee is just about as necessary as air. However due the mixed episode I can’t be having extra stimulants, so I’ve been near dying without coffee. Tomorrow I will have had a week of no coffee; for me that’s like I don’t know minimum three mugs a day so upwards of twenty one missed coffees.

The plan for this new tumblr is to share the coffees that I have, like instagram but no stupid editing, as well as introducing a new lexicon centered around coffee. At least I can do the coffee based terms’ definitions until I can start having coffee again. Then I thought maybe I should share my experiences as a gaymer, I tend to be drinking coffee when I play games sometimes, so it’s been decided that this tumblr should also be have gaming experiences. Such as opinions or reviews as well as crazy shit that has gone down whilst playing some video games.

So without further ado I present to you: Gayming and Coffee with Gehenna27

My 2013 in Film

Posted: January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
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So I’m really good at lists and not much else it seems. I’ve been making lists of movies since forever, well since I started my blog anyway. So this is generally how it goes. I decide somewhere around the beginning of a year to list all the movies I’ve watched belonging to the previous. Seeing as it never happens on New Year’s Day some films will end up being watched outside of their year. Anyway I doubt that an explanation was actually necessary but oh well. Also I like to indicate if it was actually in cinema that I watched it. Let’s begin shall we

  • After Earth
  • The Butler*
  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug*
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire*
  • The Internship
  • Iron Man 3
  • Oz the Great and Powerful
  • Scary Movie 5
  • Thor: The Dark World*

Clearly 2013 wasn’t a particularly good year for me and movies. Here’s hoping that the 2014 list will be something worthy of writing home about.

 

After some semi-serious, ok not serious but they are structured, posts I decided it’s time for a more random post.

If you follow me on twitter you may or may not have noticed that if I use multiple exclamation marks it will always be three. There is a reason but trust me it’s not particularly interesting, unless you think it is.

I do feel kind of bad about using multiple exclamation marks due to reading Terry Pratchett novels:‘And all those exclamation marks, you notice? Five? A sure sign of someone who wears his underpants on his head.’ — in Maskerade. Well at least I tend to only use three so it’s not so bad.

As I suspected this will be a rambling post. So moving on, the reason is *dramatic drum roll* because of a band called !!! (or Chk Chk Chk) which I fell in love with after playing GTA IV. A song of theirs is used on one of the radio stations; namely Radio Broker.

So I use three exclamation marks because of a band with a strange name. See I told yo it’s not some deep reason and who really cares but there it is.

Okay I haven’t made one of these lists in a while, at least not one that escaped being nothing but an unfinished draft. Seeing as I’m only publishing this post today I have included the movies that I watched up until and including the 28th February. I’ve also indicated which movies I actually watched in cinema just for just.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Avengers*
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel*
  • Brave
  • Chronicle
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Dark Shadows
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey*
  • The Hunger Games*
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Jack Reacher*
  • John Carter
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted*
  • Magic Mike
  • Men in Black 3
  • Mirror Mirror
  • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Prometheus
  • Quartet*
  • Ruby Sparks
  • Skyfall*
  • Snow White and the Huntsman*
  • This Means War
  • Wrath of the Titans

I didn’t watch as many in cinema as I would have liked.

 

So now that the Academy Awards have taken place and most people in the world know who won and might or might not have watched the awards ceremony yet.

My previous post was a list of the nominees and my predictions so it only seems just that I should make a comparison. This post is going to be quite clumsy as I envisioned making a table of comparison only to find that I cannot make tables. So instead I have listed the categories and the winners. I will then place my prediction in brackets next to the winner, only if my prediction was wrong. So here goes:

  • Best Picture:                                                        Argo
  • Best Director:                                                      Ang Lee
  • Best Actor:                                                           Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Best Actress:                                                       Jennifer Lawrence
  • Best Supporting Actor:                                   Christoph Waltz
  • Best Supporting Actress:                               Anne Hathaway
  • Best Writing – Original Screenplay:           Django Unchained (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay:          Argo
  • Best Animated Feature:                                 Brave
  • Best Foreign Language Film:                       Amour
  • Best Documentary – Feature:                      Searching for Sugar Man
  • Best Documentary – Short Subject:          Inocente
  • Best Live Action Short Film:                       Curfew (Asad)
  • Best Animated Short Film:                           Paperman
  • Best Original Score:                                         Life of Pi
  • Best Original Song:                                           Skyfall
  • Best Sound Editing:                                          Skyfall
  • Best Sound Mixing:                                          Les Misérables
  • Best Production Design:                                Lincoln (Lincoln)
  • Best Cinematography:                                    Life of Pi
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling:                     Les Misérables
  • Best Costume Design:                                     Anna Karenina
  • Best Film Editing:                                             Argo
  • Best Visual Effects:                                           Life of Pi (Prometheus)

So in the end I only got four wrong, not too bad if I do say so myself.

Oscar Nominations

Posted: February 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

So this is my first blog post in probably the same amount of time that Sleeping Beauty was asleep. Only in this case Prince Charming didn’t come along to wake my blog with a kiss so I had to do it myself.

I’m trying something new with this post. I’m going to list all the Oscar nominations with the added inclusion of my guesses as to who the winners will be. We’ll just have to see how many I get right. So here goes:

Best Picture

  • Amour – Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, and Michael Katz
  • Argo – Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, and George Clooney
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild – Dan Janvey, Josh Penn, and Michael Gottwald
  • Django Unchained – Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, and Pilar Savone
  • Les Misérables – Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, and Cameron Mackintosh
  • Life of Pi – Gil Netter, Ang Lee, and David Womark
  • Lincoln – Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy
  • Silver Linings Playbook – Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen, and Jonathan Gordon
  • Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow, and Megan Ellison

My Guess: Argo

Best Director

  • Michael Haneke – Amour
  • Ang Lee – Life of Pi
  • David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
  • Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

My Guess: Ang Lee

Best Actor

  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  • Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
  • Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
  • Denzel Washington – Flight

My Guess: Daniel Day-Lewis

Best Actress

  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
  • Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts – The Impossible

My Guess: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin – Argo
  • Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

My Guess: Cristoph Waltz

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams – The Master
  • Sally Field – Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
  • Helen Hunt – The Sessions
  • Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

My Guess: Anne Hathaway

Best Writing – Original Screenplay

  • Amour – Michael Haneke
  • Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
  • Flight – John Gatins
  • Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
  • Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

My Guess: Zero Dark Thirty

Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay

  • Argo – Chris Terrio from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez & The Great Escape by Joshuah Bearman
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin from Juicy and Delicious by Lucy Alibar
  • Life of Pi – David Magee from Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Lincoln – Tony Kushner from Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell from The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

My Guess: Argo

Best Animated Feature

  • Brave – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
  • Frankenweenie – Tim Burton
  • ParaNorman – Sam Fell and Chris Butler
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Peter Lord
  • Wreck-It Ralph – Rich Moore

My Guess: Brave

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Amour (Austria)
  • Kon-Tiki (Norway)
  • No (Chile)
  • A Royal Affair (Denmark)
  • War Witch (Canada)

My Guess: Amour

Best Documentary – Feature

  • 5 Broken Cameras – Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
  • The Gatekeepers – Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky, and Estelle Fialon
  • How to Survive a Plague – David France and Howard Gertler
  • The Invisible War – Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
  • Searching for Sugar Man – Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

My Guess: Searching for Sugar Man

Best Documentary – Short Subject

  • Inocente – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
  • Kings Point – Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
  • Mondays at Racine – Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
  • Open Heart – Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
  • Redemption – Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

My Guess: Inocente

Best Live Action Short Film

  • Asad – Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
  • Buzkashi Boys – Sam French and Ariel Nasr
  • Curfew – Shawn Christensen
  • Death of a Shadow (Dood Van Een Schaduw) – Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
  • Henry – Yan England

My Guess: Asad

Best Animated Short Film

  • Adam and Dog – Minkyu Lee
  • Fresh Guacamole – PES
  • Head over Heels – Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
  • The Longest Daycare – David Silverman
  • Paperman – John Kahrs

My Guess: Paperman

Best Original Score

  • Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
  • Argo – Alexandre Desplat
  • Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
  • Lincoln – John Williams
  • Skyfall – Thomas Newman

My Guess: Life of Pi

Best Original Song

  • “Before My Time” from Chasing Ice – J. Ralph
  • “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from Ted – Walter Murphy and Seth MacFarlane
  • “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi – Mychael Danna and Bombay Jayashri
  • “Skyfall” from Skyfall – Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
  • “Suddenly” from Les Misérables – Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, and Alain Boublil

My Guess: Skyfall

Best Sound Editing

  • Argo – Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
  • Django Unchained – Wylie Stateman
  • Life of Pi – Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
  • Skyfall – Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
  • Zero Dark Thirty – Paul N. J. Ottosson

My Guess: Skyfall

Best Sound Mixing

  • Argo – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, and Jose Antonio Garcia
  • Les Misérables – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, and Simon Hayes
  • Life of Pi – Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill, and Drew Kunin
  • Lincoln – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, and Ronald Judkins
  • Skyfall – Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, and Stuart Wilson

My Guess: Les Misérables

Best Production Design

  • Anna Karenina – Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Dan Hennah, Ra Vincent, and Simon Bright
  • Les Misérables – Eve Stewart and Anna Lynch-Robinson
  • Life of Pi – David Gropman and Anna Pinnock
  • Lincoln – Rick Carter and Jim Erickson

My Guess: Les Misérables

Best Cinematography

  • Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey
  • Django Unchained – Robert Richardson
  • Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
  • Lincoln – Janusz Kamiński
  • Skyfall – Roger Deakins

My Guess: Life of Pi

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Hitchcock – Howard Berger, Peter Montagna, and Martin Samuel
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater, and Tami Lane
  • Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

My Guess: Les Misérables

Best Costume Design

  • Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
  • Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
  • Lincoln – Joanna Johnston
  • Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka
  • Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood

My Guess: Anna Karenina

Best Film Editing

  • Argo – William Goldenberg
  • Life of Pi – Tim Squyres
  • Lincoln – Michael Kahn
  • Silver Linings Playbook – Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
  • Zero Dark Thirty – Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

My Guess: Argo

Best Visual Effects

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, and R. Christopher White
  • Life of Pi – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, and Donald R. Elliott
  • Marvel’s The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams, and Dan Sudick
  • Prometheus – Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley, and Martin Hill
  • Snow White and the Huntsman – Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould, and Michael Dawson

My Guess: Prometheus