Archive for March, 2011

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Movie #4 of 2011: True Grit

March 2, 2011

Viewed at the AMC Loews Metreon (2nd theater movie)

I loved this movie. Having not seen the original, it was all fresh and interesting and much funnier then I thought it would be. The acting was amazing, and I even loved Matt Damon, who I was wary of, it being a cowboy movie and all. Disappointed that it won zero Academy Awards.

(5 of 5 stars)

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Show #2 (2011): Geographer

March 2, 2011

Seen at the Independent with Jenn and Nomi

Photo by Nomi

I finally made it to a Noise Pop show! I manage to miss all of them year after year. This show was four bands, and I was only familiar with Geographer, the headliner, going in. The Funeral Party wasn’t bad, but I just didn’t connect with them or their sound. K. Flay, a white girl who makes her own beats and then raps over them, kept my attention. My only complaint is that her voice is quite breathy and so I couldn’t understand a lot of what she was saying. But she had excellent flow and some intriguing musical choices. As for Butterfly Bones, just not my thing. It made me feel like I was in an 80s movie and we were at the prom, but not in a good way. Everything sounded the same very quickly.

Geographer was way beyond the other acts, and they deserved to be the headliners. I’ve seen them several times now, and they continue to improve. The new songs are in a different direction but a natural evolution of their sound. I am officially a fan.

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Movie #5 of 2011: The Science of Sleep

March 2, 2011

Viewed via Netflix Movie Viewer

I watched this while running a 101.7 temperature, and it fit with my fever quite well. I’m still not entirely sure what happened, but it was awfully nice to look at and be distracted from how crappy I felt.

(3 of 5 stars)

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Movie #3 of 2011: Pageant!

March 2, 2011

Viewed via Netflix Movie Viewer

A nice combination of two things I adore: happy documentaries and drag queens. Fluffy and enjoyable, a nice distraction.

(4 of 5 stars)