Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pop Culture Wednesday

I've been doing more than just watching movies this week!  Which is surprising as I've spent most of the week in bed. I've got a great list of favorites here this week - I hope you think about adding them in to your collections!

Amores Perros:

This was probably THE most depressing film I've ever seen.  The film's title translates into "Love's A Bitch," and this movie goes out of its way to prove just that.  It's not for the squeamish or faint of heart, but for those that want a real, gritty view of some of the dramas of Mexico, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.  It helps that I love Gael Garcia Bernal haha.

Bright Shiny Morning:

I know controversy will always surround James Frey, but I have to admit that I LOVE his writing.  I find his style absolutely compelling, and I learn to love and care about these realistic characters.  This book is broken into small sections of the lives of characters, who come from all walks of life in Los Angeles.  Frey also breaks the chapters up with fascinating tips about the history and sociology of the city.

Bejeweled 3:

I have been addicted to this game since I got it for the computer!  I can't WAIT for it to come out for the iPod Touch (where I can really make some seriously high scores).  I've beaten the game as it is, but I still have some gold badges to accomplish!


I have been watching a lot of Intervention lately, as it is an important reminder about self-love and self-care.  It has a special place in my heart, as I truly believe I have been crawling out of my own deep hole.

What have you been watching/reading/listening to this week??  Anything that you would recommend?  I'm feeling the particularly poignant works lately I think :).



dominique said...

I just finished watching the new Robin Hood which I liked. I also saw this older movie, Templin Gardin, which was really good. Loved that one!

Bluebirdy said...

Penlady from twitter here. My blog name is "Bluebirdy" though. I'm going to follow u here. I'm lucky, Bejewelled came already installed on my phone when I bought it! Very addicting. If u like games, there are hundreds of fun ones at for free. I played there for years without buying the membership which allows you to earn badges for the games you play, allows you to make a mini cartoon of yourself and buy backgrounds and clothes and hairstyles and pets, etc. On facebook you can find me there by searching my email address- . Then you can see my lastest pogo mini me in my profile. Let me know if you want a free 5 day pass at pogo and I'll send u one. I'm activating "send replies to this comment to my email address" so you can just comment after mine. With pogo membership you can also save friends and easily find which game they are playing so you can go there and chat with them while playing the game. Chatroom in every game but you can choose to chat or not to. The picture of you in twitter, is that you when younger? Looks different than picture here. Did you know there's a famous comedian named Andrea Martin? Glad I found u on twitter! Fellow spoonie.

Baffled said...

My son's friend brough Inception over to the house one day so we all sat and watched it. Love that movie. However, the plot is a bit complicated so you can't be crashed when watching it. Thank goodness my brain was working that day. Even so I still want to watch it again. I might just have to buy my own copy.

Bluebirdy said...

Oh yeah! We're both Canadian! I have been watching "Hoarding". Fascinates me why and how people csn live that way, and all the money they must have to just buy buy buy like that. I like the new show "Weird or what" with William Shatner, and Jesse Ventura's conspiracy theories from US gov't coverups. Also new show called "Homemade Millionaire" that shows products people invented, then the compete to get them marketed on the home shopping channel. Man I hope painfog clears soon so I can blog again. Cya on twitter!