"Relax. Remember fish. Just Float."
03 January 2010 @ 04:44 pm
Complete List of Movies I've Seen in 2010

TITLE RATING REVIEW
01. Public Enemies 4 stars here
02. Up in the Air 4 stars here
03. The Karate Kid** 3 stars
04. An Education 3 stars
05. Bright Star 4 stars here
06. Adam 4 stars
07. Donnie Brasco** 4 stars
08. Presumed Innocent 3 stars
09. The Road 3 stars
10. The Eraser 3 stars
11. Murder at 1600 3 stars
12. Sherlock Holmes 3 stars
13. Treeless Mountain 3 stars
14. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints 3 stars
15. Dancer in the Dark 3 stars
16. The Book of Eli 4 stars
17. Låt den rätte komma in (Let The Right One In) 4 stars
18. Sex and the City: The Movie** 4 stars
19. Shutter Island** 3 stars
20. Housesitter 3 stars
21. Peter and Vandy 4 stars
22. Timeline 3 stars
23. In The Loop 3 stars
24. Shaun of the Dead 3 stars
25. Road to Perdition** 4 stars
26. It's Complicated 3 stars
27. Agora 5 stars
28. Precious 3 stars
29. Clash of the Titans (1981) 1 stars
30. Cape Fear 3 stars
31. Outsourced 3 stars
32. Waterworld 3 stars
33. Paranormal Activity 3 stars
34. Little Giants** 3 stars
35. Green Zone* 4 stars
36. The Insider 4 stars
37. Big Fan 3 stars
38. Nine 2 stars
39. A Serious Man 2 stars
40. Ajami 4 stars
41. The Young Victoria 5 stars
42. Crazy Heart 4 stars
43. The Taking of Pelham 123 3 stars
44. Gone With The Wind* 4 stars
45. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Män Som Hatar Kvinnor)* 4 stars
46. Food, Inc. 4 stars
47. Grey Gardens (2009) 3 stars
48. Choke 4 stars
49. Date Night* 3 stars
50. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 3 stars
51. Adaptation** 4 stars
52. The Net 3 stars
53. HBO: Battle for Tobacco Road 3 stars
54. Avatar (x3) 5 stars
55. Clerks 3 stars
56. Last Chance Harvey 2 stars
57. Revanche 4 stars
58. Unfaithful 3 stars
59. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 3 stars
60. The Proposal 4 stars
61. Get Him To the Greek* 2 stars
62. Capote 2 stars
63. The Special Relationship 3 stars
64. Far From Heaven 3 stars
65. Duplicity 3 stars
66. The Crazies 3 stars
67. 30 Days of Night 4 stars
68. The Big Sleep 3 stars
69. Nights and Weekends 3 stars
70. The Maid 4 stars
71. Toy Story 3* 4 stars
72. True Crime 4 stars
73. Bride and Prejudice 3 stars


* in theaters
** not the first viewing


TV Seasons in 2010


TITLE RATING
01. The Office S6
02. Modern Family S1
03. CSI S10
04. Parks & Recreation S2
05. 30 Rock S4
06. Jersey Shore S1 3 stars
07. Legend of the Seeker S2
08. Biggest Loser S9
09. American Idol S9
10. Project Runway S7
11. Robin Hood S1
12. Law & Order SVU S10 4 stars
13. Law & Order SVU S1 4 stars
14. Law & Order SVU S2 4 stars
15. Law & Order SVU S9 4 stars
16. Law & Order SVU S7 5 stars
17. Breaking Bad S3
18. Nurse Jackie S2
19. Jazz (Ken Burns) - Episode 1
20. Law & Order SVU S8
21. Party Down S2
22. Real Housewives of New Jersey S2
23. Friday Night Lights S1


My movie star ratings are based on my ratings on Netflix. They say:
1 stars = Hated It
2 stars = Didn't Like It
3 stars = Liked It
4 stars = Really Liked It
5 stars = Loved It



Complete List of Books I've Read in 2010


TITLE RATING REVIEW
01. Wolf Hall, Hillary Mantel 4 stars
02. Beloved, Toni Morrison 3 stars
03. A Million Little Pieces, James Frey 3 stars here
04. Anthem, Ayn Rand 3 stars
05. Wizard's First Rule, Terry Goodkind 4 stars here
06. The Help, Kathryn Stockett 5 stars here
07. The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien 4 stars
08. The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien 3 stars
09. In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made, Norman F. Cantor 2 stars
10. Web Design All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, Sue Jenkins 3 stars
11. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, John Heilemann, Mark Halperin 4 stars
12. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson 5 stars
13. The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, James Lee Burke 4 stars
14. Oprah: A Biography, Kitty Kelley 2 stars
15. The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova 3 stars
16. The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson 5 stars
17. Game Change, John Heilemann, Mark Halperin 4 stars
18. The Postmistress, Sarah Blake 2 stars
19. The Idiot, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator) 3 stars
20. The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett 3 stars
21. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote 5 stars


My book star ratings are based on my ratings on Goodreads. They say:
1 stars = Didn't Like It
2 stars = It Was OK
3 stars = Liked It
4 stars = Really Liked It
5 stars = It Was Amazing

Complete List of Concerts I've Seen in 2010

ARTIST VENUE DATE
 
 
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02 August 2009 @ 10:56 pm

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"Relax. Remember fish. Just Float."
14 July 2009 @ 10:24 pm
I'm back. For real this time.

I've done a pretty big friends cut. It is absolutely nothing personal; I have trimmed down to my oldest flist. I have not been a good lj friend to anyone recently, and it's not fair to all those of you that have followed me so faithfully. My apologies to everyone involved, and for those of my oldest friends on here, thanks for sticking me out...
 
 
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"Relax. Remember fish. Just Float."
05 January 2009 @ 08:37 pm
Complete List of Movies I've Seen in 2009

TITLE REVIEW RATING
01. Pride and Glory 3 stars
02. Blindness 4 stars
03. Pineapple Express 3 stars
04. Taken* 3 stars
05. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 3 stars
06. Tristan and Isolde 4 stars
07. Dragonheart 2 stars
08. Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (I've Loved You So Long) 4 stars
09. Titanic* 5 stars
10. Bad Boys II 2 stars
11. The Reader 4 stars
12. The Wrestler 4 stars
13. Gran Torino 4 stars
14. Doubt 3 stars
15. Yes Man 2 stars
16. Quarantine 2 stars
17. Wall Street 2 stars
18. Slumdog Millionaire** 4 stars
19. W. 3 stars
20. Rachel Getting Married 3 stars
21. Flash of Genius 3 stars
22. Two Lovers 4 stars
23. Bewitched* 4 stars
24. Tropic Thunder* 3 stars
25. Penelope 2 stars
26. The Awful Truth 3 stars
27. Watchmen (IMAX)** 4 stars
28. Synecdoche, New York 2 stars
29. Primal Fear 4 stars
30. Australia 3 stars
31. La Maison en Petites Cubes (short) 3 stars
32. The Terminator 4 stars
33. I Love You, Man** here 4 stars
34. Terminator 2: Judgment Day 4 stars
35. Religulous 4 stars
36. Heat 3 stars
37. Happy-Go-Lucky* 4 stars
38. Frozen River 2 stars
39. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind* 5 stars
40. Three Days of the Condor 2 stars
41. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 3 stars
42. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist 3 stars
43. Father and Daughter (short) 3 stars
44. The Untouchables 3 stars
45. Strictly Ballroom 4 stars
46. American Teen 4 stars
47. Vicky Christina Barcelona 4 stars
48. When the Levees Broke 4 stars
49. It Happened One Night 4 stars
50. Ne le dis à personne (Tell No One) 4 stars
51. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back* 5 stars
52. Star Trek** 4 stars
53. Angels and Demons** 2 stars
54. The Godfather II 3 stars
55. The Promotion 3 stars
56. Terminator Salvation** 3 stars
57. L'Heure D'Ete (Summer Hours)** 3 stars
58. Regarding Henry 3 stars
59. The Hangover** (x3) 4 stars
60. Moonstruck 5 stars
61. Ghostbusters 3 stars
62. Music and Lyrics 3 stars
63. Cleo from 5 to 7 3 stars
64. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince** 3 stars
65. Penelope in Wonderland 3 stars
66. Sid and Nancy 3 stars
67. Diary of the Dead 2 stars
68. My Favorite Wife 3 stars
69. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 3 stars
70. The Client* 4 stars
71. A Beautiful Mind* 4 stars
72. Slumdog Millionaire* 4 stars
73. Blindness* 4 stars
74. Funny People** 3 stars
75. District 9** (x2) 4 stars
76. Julie & Julia** 4 stars
77. (500) Days of Summer** 4 stars
78. A Few Good Men 4 stars
79. Outfoxed: Murdoch's War On Journalism 4 stars
80. The Edge 3 stars
81. Dogfight 4 stars
82. Practical Magic 2 stars
83. The Way We Were 3 stars
84. Capturing the Friedmans 1 stars
85. Lean on Me 4 stars
86. The Devil's Advocate 2 stars
87. Observe and Report 2 stars
88. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 3 stars
89. The Man Who Knew Too Little 4 stars
90. The Hurt Locker 3 stars
91. Super Troopers 2 stars
92. Away We Go 3 stars
93. U.S. Marshals 3 stars
94. 28 Days Later* 5 stars
95. Sunshine Cleaning 4 stars
96. Duplicity 4 stars
97. The Mists of Avalon 3 stars
98. Total Recall 4 stars
99. Inglourious Basterds 4 stars
100. Bruno 2 stars
101. The Brothers Bloom 3 stars
102. White Christmas 3 stars
103. Directors: James Cameron 3 stars
104. The Road Home 3 stars
105. To Kill a Mockingbird 3 stars
106. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 3 stars
107. Home Alone* 5 stars
108. Four Christmases 3 stars
109. Avatar** (x2) 5 stars
110. Elf** 4 stars
111. A Christmas Tale 3 stars
112. The Invention of Lying 3 stars
113. True Lies 4 stars
114. Moon 4 stars
115. Damned United 3 stars


* not the first viewing
** in the theaters




TV Seasons I've Completed in 2009


TITLE REVIEW RATING
01. The Office S5 4 stars
02. 30 Rock S3 4 stars
03. Kath And Kim S1 3 stars
04. American Idol S8 3 stars
05. Eastbound and Down S1 3 stars
06. CSI S9 4 stars
07. Breaking Bad S1 3 stars
08. Breaking Bad S2 5 stars
09. Dexter S4 4 stars
10. Project Runway S6 2 stars
11. Mad Men S3 4 stars
12. FlashForward S1 quit
13. Glee S1 quit
14. The Wire S1 3 stars
18. Party Down S1 4 stars
15. Legend of the Seeker S1 5 stars
15. Parks & Recreation S1 3 stars



My movie star ratings are based on my ratings on Netflix. They say:
1 stars = Hated It
2 stars = Didn't Like It
3 stars = Liked It
4 stars = Really Liked It
5 stars = Loved It



Complete List of Books I've Read in 2009

(doesn't include books read for school)

TITLE REVIEW RATING
01. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card 4 stars
02. The Sunne in Splendour, Sharon Kay Penman here 5 stars
03. Disquiet, Julia Leigh here 4 stars
04. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa See here 4 stars
05. The Associate, John Grisham 3 stars
06. Naked, David Sedaris 3 stars
07. The Archer's Tale, Bernard Cornwell 2 stars
08. Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher 4 stars
09. The Paradise Snare, A.C. Crispin 2 stars
10. The Journal of Helene Berr, Helene Berr here 5 stars
11. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell 4 stars
12. World War Z, Max Brooks 4 stars
13. I Am America, And So Can You, Stephen Colbert 3 stars
14. When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris 3 stars
15. Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Jeff Lindsay 3 stars
16. The Alienist, Caleb Carr 5 stars
17. Doghead, Morten Ramsland 5 stars
18. Dearly Devoted Dexter, Jeff Lindsay 2 stars
19. Dreams of my Father, Barack Obama 3 stars
20. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan 2 stars
21. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee 5 stars
22. Midwives, Jeff Lindsay 2 stars
23. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester 3 stars
24. 1984, George Orwell 3 stars
25. The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga 3 stars
26. House of Secrets, Viola M. Walker 3 stars
27. Far North, Marcel Theroux 4 stars
28. Say You're One of Them, Uwem Akpan 2 stars
29. Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín 4 stars


My book star ratings are based on my ratings on Goodreads. They say:
1 stars = Didn't Like It
2 stars = It Was OK
3 stars = Liked It
4 stars = Really Liked It
5 stars = It Was Amazing

Complete List of Concerts I've Seen in 2009

ARTIST VENUE DATE
01. The Killers

M83
Madison Square Garden, NYC Sunday, 1/25

With Sarah
02. Lykke Li

Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Webster Hall, NYC Monday, 2/2

With Zoe
03. Neko Case

Crooked Fingers
Nokia Theater, NYC Monday, 4/16

With Mom
04. Bruce Springsteen Izod Center, NJ Thursday, 5/21

With the whole family, plus Broases and Mark
05. All Points West - Jay-Z, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, The National, Neko Case, The Ting Tings, St. Vincent, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, The Postelles, Judah Friedlander, Coldplay, The Black Keys, We Are Scientists, Lykke Li Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ Fri-Sun, 7/31-8/2

With Sarah
06. Bruce Springsteen Giants Stadium, NJ Thursday, 9/30

Mom, plus Mendham ladies
 
 
"Relax. Remember fish. Just Float."
View my review for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Here.

In short: I loved it. So. Much. Not a perfect movie by any means, but an experience.

Someone find me icons!

Also, Burn After Reading-- better (and more hilarious) on second viewing. Brad Pitt is really quite fabulous....
 
 
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