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Teens of the 90’s

April 11, 2010 — 2 Comments

I watched all sorts of crap in the 90s, like… I could really be your teen comedy viewer. I’m still a sucker for a good love story… but, I think… I’m a little more picky now.

So I’ve made yet another list in The Auteurs~~~

Of course, no particular order~

Specifically to Julz, since we’re nearly the same age. What movies did you watch? Anyone else who was a teen in the 90s… early or late 90s. What movies?

I would watch teen comedies… like I’m pretty sure I could be ashamed of the things I’ve watched regarding teen comedies from Can’t Hardly Wait [listed] to things like Drive me Crazy [yes, with Melissa Joan Hart… and that Crazy Britney music video xD] to everything around and in-between teen romcoms.

From all the romcoms I have seen during those years, the only one that comes to mind at the moment that I don’t feel guilty about liking… and own on DVD is 10 Things I Hate About You. You could say I have a huge Ledger, Levitt and Julia Stiles bias~~~

There’s also the teenage “horror” flicks… from The Faculty [listed] to things like The Blair Witch Project [also listed] and those I Know What You Did movies also with Jennifer Love Hewitt… which I shamefully own. Those I own shamefully. LOL

And… oh god~ Cruel Intentions. I obviously rented the film [I don’t even know if it opened in theaters in here], so I rented it. I couldn’t have been older than 14 years old, so I was with my dad doing some grocery shopping when I stopped by the video store~~~ Me being the biggest Buffy fan — hence Sarah Michelle Gellar fan — caught the cover of the film and wanted to get it for the weekend. I’m telling you, it’s not such a good idea to rent a film Spanish-titled Juegos Sexuales (sexual games) with your father paying the bill.

I love Ryan Phillippe’s smugness on that role, and it’s not a shameful admission this one. I like Cruel Intentions, it’s just so satisfying to watch that last scene with The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony. Obviously, I was a girl with a crush on Phillippe… but THANK GOD it only lasted those years.

And… thank god for quiver killers? LOL

A few hours ago, I got back from watching Let the Right One In at the cinema. This is the 7th time I’ve watched the film in what… 2 years? [Twice as a screener, twice at the theater and three time on my DVD] And I still can’t seem to get enough of it. So thinking about whether or not I should add the film to my Top10 Favorite Films of all Time, made me remember that I have updated my Top10 Faves slightly already.

Considering I saw Memories of Matsuko less than 2 years ago (1.7 years according to Flixster), and I’ve also seen it 7 times. It’s quickly climbed up from spot #8 to #3~ While Grave of the Fireflies climbed up from #10 to #5.

What film in my Top10 should I displace? Jurassic Park is still in a special place in my heart, and Donnie Darko… hmm… or will Moulin Rouge! make a disappearing act? I need to watch these three films again and re-evaluate my Bottom5. I’m conflicted~~~ xD

Just saw The Red Balloon, and well… just beginning to be a little obsessed about it~~~ so in light of that, I have “curated” a gallery on Flickr, properly titled Le Ballon Rouge.

I also have started a new list on TheAuteurs titled Ultimate Films for the Kiddos~ which I will hopefully fill up with films kids should grow up watching. I would love your suggestions.

I’m just gonna re-post what I wrote on Facebook xD

WOAHHHH, Stella Artois and The Auteurs are letting us watch 6 films for free. What’s better? They are 6 GREAT FILMS. Doesn’t get much better than that.

Polanski’s Repulsion this has been changed for
– Walkabout
– Russian Ark
– Lars Von Trier’s Europa
– Hirokazu Koreeda’s Daremo Shiranai (Nobody Knows)
– Tropical Malady
Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Three Times this has been changed for
– Faust

Just head over there, login and watch.

And remember… if you snooze, you lose.
I’d better watch Tropical Malady before it’s gone like Three Times. xD

10s on TheAuteurs

March 6, 2010 — Leave a comment

TheAuteurs currently has over 44pg (with 20 films each?) so I wondered which 10 films were the first to be added to their database… you know, just for trivia purposes xD

  1. La Antena (2007)
  2. Elementary Particles (2006)
  3. It’s Winter (2006) *
  4. Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (2005) *
  5. Padre Nuestro (Sangre de mi Sangre) (2007)
    * Online Press Screening Available by Invitation Only.
  6. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (2005) *
  7. Riviera (2005) *
  8. Someone Else’s Happiness (2005)
  9. Young Yakuza (2007) *
  10. The Return (2003)

* available to watch on TheAuteurs [Peru Region]

Then I also decided to check the 10 Most Popular films xD

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  2. The Godfather (1972)
  3. Citizen Kane (1941)
  4. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  5. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  6. Taxi Driver (1976)
  7. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  8. Seven Samurai (1954)
  9. The Shining (1980)
  10. The Godfather II (1974)

Interesting to see 4 films from the 70s, 2 from the 60s… followed by one of the 50s, 40s, 80s and 90s. Then, it’s also 4 films by Stanley Kubrick, 2 by Francis Ford Coppola, and the films by Orson Welles, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Akira Kurosawa.