Thursday, November 24, 2005

Answers - meezly's movie meme II

1. From Dusk Till Dawn - Roberto Rodriguez
2. Edward Scissorhands - Tim Burton
3. Phantom of the Paradise - Brian de Palma
4. Dawn of the Dead - George Romero
5. Cronos - Guillermo del Toro
6. Near Dark - Kathryn Bigelow
7. Evil Dead II - Sam Raimi
8. The Crow - Alex Proyas
9. Out of the Past - Jacques Tourneur
10. 28 Days Later - Danny Boyle
11. Office Space - Mike Judge
12. Dark City - Alex Proyas
13. Assault on Precinct 13 - John Carpenter
14. Donnie Darko - Richard Kelly
15. Truck Turner - Jonathan Kaplan
16. Wild Zero - Tetsuro Takeuchi

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Meezly's Movie Meme II

(more fun and less obscure!)

Guess the movie where the still came from...

















Thursday, November 17, 2005

Who's ready for another movie meme?

I just found the most excellent site for movie stills (mostly cult/horror). It's all written up in cyrillic but who cares when it's chock full of images from rare and cool films? Thankfully at least, everything's categorized by their English titles. I'm keeping the location top secret for now because I want to use some for meezly's movie meme... the sequel!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Being Meezly

It’s been a while, huh? Some of you really do check meezlyblog every so often to see if I’ve posted something…. Anything! Well, this blog ain’t called meezly for nothin’.

Come to think of it, I don’t think I’m psychologically ready to post blogs on a regular basis (unlike my bro: 500-words a day). And with the limited spare time that I have, I’d rather be doing something else other than blogging about my inane existence.

For instance, I’ve been inspired to read again by Olman and his friends. These crazed book nerds have been diligently aiming to read 50 books this year (see: olman's 50 books, mt benson report, buzby's life) and posting a brief review of each book. So far, Mt B is taking the lead at #42, but Olman’s quickly catching up (he just finished his 40th merely a few moments ago). In fact, he’s read 7 books in two weeks!

By jove, you ask, what’s his trick? Perhaps a recently acquired library card at the new $100-million dollar Bibliotheque Nationale, a strategy of choosing not overly dense, engaging books, and a new–found motivation to read 10 more books (only six reading weeks left!).

Frankly, I don’t think I’ll be attaining such dizzying heights of literacy since I’ve read a measly seven books in 2005:

- A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
- The Bug (Ellen Ullman)
- From Hell (Alan Moore)
- A Child’s Book of True Crime (Chloe Hooper)
- Ghost Story (Peter Straub)
- Freaky Deaky (Elmore Leonare)
- We So Seldom Look On Love (Barbara Gowdy)

Currently, #8 is The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter. Carter was an old standby from my teenage years and I’ve wanted to read this early novel of hers for years (hard to find in libraries and used bookstores). Luckily, I chanced upon a copy at a Park Slope bookshop when Olman and I visited his sister for Canuck Thanksgiving, along with a Penguin paperback of Darwin’s Origin of Species and Rachel Carson’s The Edge of the Sea.

Will these be #9 and 10? Will I make the top 10 for 2005? Stay tuned!