woensdag 30 december 2009

Movies of the Decade

It's almost the end of the year 2009, but that also means that it's the end of the decade. So I made a top 36 of movies of the decade. Movies that I think mattered, were worthed, did something to me, inspired and/ or were original. I tought it would be very easy to pick out the movies. Well it was, but then putting them in order. It took me a couple of days. But here is the result, counting down from 37 to 1:

[37] The Da Vinci Code (2005)
[36] Ratatouille (2007)
[35] Inglorious Basterds (2009)
[34] The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
[33] American Psycho (2000)
[32] Monsters Inc. (2001)
[31] Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
[30] Mystic River (2004)
[29] Memento (2000)
[28] Atonement (2007)
[27] Love Actually (2003)
[26] (500) Days of Summer (2009)
[25] Juno (2007)
[24] There Will Be Blood (2007)
[23] Donnie Darko (2000)
[22] Hotel Rwanda (2004)
[20] Into the Wild (2007)
[21] No Country for Old Men (2007)
[19] The Departed (2006)
[18] The Painted Veil (2006)
[17] The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
[16] Babel (2006)
[15] Kill Bill Volume 1 (2003)
[14] V for Vendetta (2005)
[13] Shaun of the Dead (2004)
[12] Mulholland Drive (2001)
[11] King Kong (2005)
[10] Hot Fuzz (2007)
[9] 21 Grams (2003)
[8] Sin City (2005)
[7] Brokeback Mountain (2005)
[6] Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
[5] Pride & Prejudice (2006)
[4] Kill Bill Volume 2 (2004)
[3] Lost in Translation (2003
[2] A Beautiful Mind (2001)
[1] High Fidelity (2000)

zondag 27 december 2009

Christmas time is over...

Santa Claus has been very good to me this year, because I got spoiled. My friends and family spoiled me with nice presents. And I got a lot of DVD's! Here's my list of presents that I got this year:

- DVD "Marley & Me" ;
- DVD "Blades of Glory" (my brother knows that Will Ferrell makes me laugh, even if he doesn't do anything);
- Book + DVD "Sense and Sensebility" by Jane Austen;
- 2010 calandar, with chimps;
- Picture frame;
- DVD "The Departed" ;
- DVD "No Country for Old Men" ;
- Gift card.
And Christmas time is already over..... Sad, I love christmas.

woensdag 23 december 2009

Christmas vs. Wizard

I told you I had two more layouts to make. Well here they are. One is from my trip to Dusseldorf, Germany. There was a Christmas market. I don't really like this layout very much. I can;t tell you why, but I'm just not completely satisfied with it.

This one I do like. IT'S A WIZARD!!! A living statue, that we saw in Dusseldorf. The font, that I used to make the title, is "Parry Hotter" (No, I didn't spel it wrong, it really is Parry Hotter).

zondag 20 december 2009

Musical vs. Autumn

I made two new layouts for my scrapbook. The first is "Love Me Tender", when I went to see the musical.

The second layout is "Harvest Delight". I posted a story on my blog, with that name. So I decides to give my layout the same title, it sounded nice. So here it is:

I have two more layouts to make, so soon I will post them on my blog. So for now..... feel inspired!

dinsdag 15 december 2009

Best Movies of '00's

There is this website, totalfilm.com, that has features on films. A lot of list and you know how I love lists!!! They made a list with 00's best films, according to the audience (they could vote). Here's the list, and my opinion on it.

30. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl: I think it's still the best movie in the trilogy.
29. Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers : I'm not a fan of this trilogy, but it deserves a place in this top 30.
28. Up: Didn't see it yet. I should...
27. Let the Right One In: Didn't see it either.
26. Anchorman: Definitely one of the funniest movies of this decade
25. Finding Nemo: Yep, love it!!
24. Lost in Translation: It's in my top 10 of all time favorite movies.
23. Children of Men: It's a good film, but my expectations were bigger.
22. District 9: Didn't see it and don't want to see it.
21. Dead Man’s Shoe: Don't even know it, is that weird, should I be ashamed?
20. Inglorious Basterds: Oh yeah! Loved it. Especially the guy who played Hans Landa.
19. Amelie: Thumbs up!
18. Kill Bill 1 & 2: I think the second one was better than the first, but they both deserve to be on this list. Volume two is also in my personal top 10.
17. Sin City: Yes!!!! Great film.
16. Shaun of the Dead: It's hilarious and it should be a little higher on the list.
15. City of God: It would probably not be on my list, but it's a very good movie.
14. Oldboy:???
13. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Like I said before, not a fan, but they deserve to be on it.
12. Donnie Darko: Genious movie!!!
11. The Departed: Brilliant!!! Great film.
10. Memento: Definitely one of the most original films ever made. A story told backwards and it doesn't even confuse you.
9. Pan’s Labyrinth: Didn't see it....shame on me.
8. Wall E: Cute, but "Finding Nemo" is better.
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: It's ok, that's all I'm gonna say.
6. No Country for Old Men: Oh yes! This film brought us one of the creepiest bad guys ever.
5. Gladiator: Overrated. I liked Russell Crowe better in "A Beautiful Mind". I still don't understand why he didn't win an oscar for that and he did for "Gladiator".
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King: It is the best in the trilogy, but an oscar is a little bit too much.
3. There Will Be Blood: Great! The DVD was a birthday gift and I definitely like it.
2. Lord of the Rings Trilogy: That's just stupid. First they put the movies in this list seperatly, and then the total trilogy. It doesn't really make sense...
1. The Dark Knight: DO NOT AGREE. Don't misunderstand me, I like it, but it's not the best movie of the decade!

I miss a couple of movies: "Pride & Prejudice", "Little Miss Sunshine", "Hot Fuzz", "21 Grams", "The Motorcycle Diaries", "Into the Wild", "Mystic River", "Mulholland Drive", "King Kong", "Hotel Rwanda" and "V For Vendetta"

zondag 13 december 2009

Christmas in Düsseldorf

I love Christmas. Even the weeks before Christmas. Yesterday me and my mom went to a Christmas market in Düsseldorf, Germany. The whole city was in the spirit of Christmas. There were a lot of stands where they sold Christmas decorations and stands with food and drinks (also Christmassy, is that even a word?). It was very cold and our feet were very tired at the end, but it was so much fun. Here are some pictures:

Düsseldorf welcoming us in German:

A giant Christmas tree. Isn't it wonderfull?

A shop window decorated for Christmas. The animals actually moved:

A living statue. He looked so real. When you put a coin in his jar, he moved:

zondag 6 december 2009

2010 movie to look forward too

The year 2010 comes near and it promisses us to be a good movie year. Here are a few films I'm looking forward too.
[Paul] A comedy with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Can it go wrong? I mean, "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" both were a great succes. Oh yeah, this one also has Seth Rogen in it.
[The Book of Eli] Did Denzel Washington ever make a really bad movie. Not that I can remember, so I'm really looking forward to this one.
[Alice in Wonderland] Tim Burton is well known for his creation of a beautiful fantasy world (look at "Big Fish" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"). And again working with Johnny Depp. The trailer alone was fantastic, so that promisses a lot for the movie.
[Robin Hood] How many times did directors remake this? I stopped counting but still I'm really excited about it. Russell Crowe as Robin and Cate Blanchett as Lady Marian. Sounds great.
[Toy Story 3] I loved the first two movies. The characters of these films are so cute. Off course Woody and Buzz take the lead, but Rex, Hamm, Slinky, Mr. Potato Head, do I need to say more. Plenty of reasons to go see it.
[Shutter Island] The trailer made me excited for the movie. And as we now Leo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese are a great duo, so...
[Wolfman] Just like with "Shutter Island" I wanted to see this film after seeing its trailer. It looks dark, grimmy and really scary.

zaterdag 5 december 2009

20 Funniest movies

I like to laugh and I like movies. So I was thinking: what are my favorite comedies? I made a list of 20 movies, the funniest of all time (in my opinion). They're in random order.

- Beverly Hills Cop (complete series): The police stories of Axel Foley are anything but dull. This agent is always up for some good action.
- Wedding Crashers: The two friends end up in very bizarre situations.
- Shaun of the Dead: Zombie movies aren't funny most of the time, but this one is hilarious. Ed and Shaun are a great duo.
- The Burbs: Definitely the funniest Tom Hanks film ever made. No matter how many time I watch it, it's still funny.
- Old School: Grown men start their own college fraternity. Especially Will Ferrell's character Frank is memorable (remember "Dust in the Wind" and the gymnastics?)
- Hot Fuzz: Again this duo makes it happen. One of the best movies of the decade. British humour, funny character, the perfect comedy.
- Ace Ventura: Carrey's role is great and that's exactly what makes this film so great.
- There's Something About Mary: It sounds like a standard romantic comedy, but that's not true. It's anything but standard. Mary with the gel, the zipper accident, the fishinghook and Puffy the dog. All so worthed!
- Monty Python and the holy Grail: King Arthur and his quest for the holy grail, but then the Monty Python way. The knights who say Ni, the black knight and the cursing Frenchman, unforgetable.
- The Wedding Singer: Again a comedy that I can watch over and over again. Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler are a match made in heaven.
- The 40 Year Old Virgin: It's not a hilarious comedy, but it's just really, really funny. Andy is the main reason for those laughs.
- Monty Python's Life of Brian: Very intelligent comedy. My favorite part is when the people hanging on a cross sing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life".
- Anchorman: Will Ferrell make me laugh every single time. I just have to look at him. Very funny characters in this film, extremely funny movie.
- Groundhog Day: He relives his day time after time after time, but it's soooo funny. And Bill Murray is an unique actor.
- Monsters Inc.: The characters sre original and they will definitely make you laugh. Especially Mike makes you role on the ground (really!!).
- Uncle Buck: Not a very big movie, but it makes you laugh. Uncle Buck us a pretty strange uncle, with his almost exploding car en his even weirder rules. You're gonna love this guy anyway.
- History of the World Part 1: Who says history class is boring??? The Spanish inquisition is the highlight of this film.
- Monty Python and the Meaning of Life: Monty Python's view on life is everything but ordinary.
- Orange County: A simple plot, extreme characters and extremely funny. Lazy Lance, the drunk mom, the frustrated father and the dumb surferfriends. You have to see it to understand why it's so funny.
- Trains, Planes and Automobiles: John Candy and Steve Martin are an amazing duo. They created an unforgetable comedy. Especially the scene where they are in the car and driving in the wrong direction. Classic!

dinsdag 1 december 2009

Harvest Delight

Of all the seasons I have one personal favorite. It might sound funny or even weird, but the fall has always been my favorite season. People only think of it as rainy and windy. It is, but the fall is so much more than that. Here are the reasons why fall is special to me:
- On rainy days you have time to read a good book, play boardgames with friends or family and watch a movie you've been willing to see for a while;
- It's cosy inside the house;
- Halloween;
- Toadstools in your yard;
- The leafs on the trees get beautiful colors;
- You'll see squirrels, hedgehogs, frogs and robins

Plenty of good reasons to love autumn!!!!