10/20/08

The Best of Week 42

Every week I will try to this little thing, just so I can summon up and recommend some of the best cds, books etc from the week that just have ended.


CD of the week:
Hollywood, Mon Amour by Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague)
Classic old 80s songs (from 80s movies) we all have heard (and seen) before. Like Nouvelle Vagues earlier cd's the songs are less upbeat than the originals (which suits me perfectly, since I'm no big fan of the 80s.)
Marc Collin (and singers like Juliette Lewis, Skye and Nadesh) gives us new and greater versions of songs like "Call Me", "Eye of the Tiger", "When Doves Cry", "What a Felling", "Footlose" etc.
The cd's highlights are "What a Feeling", "Footlose", "This is Not America", "Arthur's Theme" and "Reality".


Song of the week:
Karma Police by Radiohead
Never been a fan of Radiohead, but I saw them live at Roskilde this year and noticed a song I had heard before, but never really noticed. This week I got a friend to send it over to me and my oh my, it has gone on repeat on my computer for a while. AI love the last part of the song. "...and for a minute there, I lost myself"


Movie of the week:
Lars and the Real Girl
This little movie took me really by susprise.
This is what imdb says about the plot:

"Lars (Ryan Gosling) is an
awkwardly shy young man in a small nothern town who finally brings home the girl
of his dreams to his brother and sister-in-law's home. The only problem is that
she's not real - she's a sex doll Lars ordered off the internet. But sex is not
what Lars has in mind, but rather a deep, meaningful relationship. His
sister-in-law is worried for him, his brother thinks he's nuts, but eventually
the entire town goes along with his delusion in support of this sweet natured
boy that they've always loved."

The movie is not only very funny, but also insanely cute and sad at the same time. I laughed and cried all through the movie, and it sure did go straight to my heart. Actors like Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer and Kelli Garner makes the characters utterly loveable

Burn After Reading
I had some high expectations about this movie, but it sure didn't dissapoint.
So what is the movie about? It sure is hard to explain, so take a look here:

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809931646/info

I do not really think those clips made it clearer, but trust me; go and see the movie. You will have a grin on your face all through it


Book of the week:
The Forest House by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Not really a great book, but I havent really read anything else this week, so I guess its not really a recommendation. It takes us back to the first century AD, to the old Celtic tribes, the Roman Empire etc. The plot is abit dull and the love story abit cliche, but If you are are like me and are intrested in these things it is still worth a read. Its all fiction though, but Bradleys books are still based on old myths, history and legends.


Food/beverage of the week:
Lipton Forest Fruit Tea.
It both tast and smell all nice, and worms my body in this cold Autumn weather.


Place of the week:
My bed
Been tired and abit down the whole weekend and all I can think of is my bed. So right now, my bed is the best place to be, but please dont steal it.



5 comments:

Ida-Anette said...

Jeg tror jeg har klart å overtale Christer til å dra på Burn after reading til lørdagen:) Du, den cden høres bra ut, kjøpt den? Brenne?

embot said...

Karma Police is love <3 I'm going to buy Lars & the Real Girl on your recommendation :D Hope everything's going grand for you
x

Belowen said...

I'm so glad you have a blog, lady! <33

I really want to see Burn After Reading... AND Lars and the Real Girl!

Pandora said...

Thank you loveliesss <3

You all have to tell me what you think about the movies :)

ida-anette: og det tør du å si til meg?? :P heh, så klart du kan brenne den. har kjøpt den selv.

Joe said...

Hello, Malin,

It's Ghostbuster from the LLT forums here. Very nice blog you have here. I really enjoyed Lars as wwll when I saw it in Sydney a number of months ago. It was very touching, I'm glad they didn't just make it into an American Pie type of comedy which I was worried they might do.

Hope to see you a bit more 'round the blogshpere!

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