Posted 2 years ago
mylittleinternethandle:

Movie: The Trotsky
Jay Baruchel, Liane Balaban
Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet iconoclast and Red Army hero, Leon Trotsky. When his father sends Leon to public school as punishment for starting a hunger strike at Papa’s clothing factory, Leon quickly lends new meaning to the term ‘student union’, determined as he is to live out his pre-ordained destiny to the fullest and change the world.
DFJHADFLA i love this fifty fifty thing cuz it gets me to watch movies i wouldn’t normally watch~ This was another really good one~ I learned some stuff about some stuff I wouldn’t normally go looking for and i looooved the characterssssss
Jay Baruchel did an amazing job acting the frantic, awkward kid and the actors and actresses that played his friends were great~ And the story was interesting~ like the way they followed the path of Trotsky while still making it modern was really really cool

mylittleinternethandle:

Movie: The Trotsky

Jay Baruchel, Liane Balaban

Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet iconoclast and Red Army hero, Leon Trotsky. When his father sends Leon to public school as punishment for starting a hunger strike at Papa’s clothing factory, Leon quickly lends new meaning to the term ‘student union’, determined as he is to live out his pre-ordained destiny to the fullest and change the world.


DFJHADFLA i love this fifty fifty thing cuz it gets me to watch movies i wouldn’t normally watch~ This was another really good one~ I learned some stuff about some stuff I wouldn’t normally go looking for and i looooved the characterssssss

Jay Baruchel did an amazing job acting the frantic, awkward kid and the actors and actresses that played his friends were great~ And the story was interesting~ like the way they followed the path of Trotsky while still making it modern was really really cool

Posted 2 years ago

My 50/50 Challenge: How Have I Never Seen This? Part II

cindys50-50challenge:

I feel as if I have lived part of my life under a rock. I had never seen The Sound of Music until last night. I don’t know how that is possible. I spoke to my mother this morning and she was surprised to hear this; she has watched it several times. After talking about this with my mom,…

Posted 2 years ago
“I cannot live without books; but fewer will suffice where amusement, and not use, is the only future object.”
- Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, 10 June 1815
Posted 2 years ago

Dances with Whippets: Hannah Gosling attempts the 50/50 Challenge

danceswithwhippets:

OK, it goes like this… I meet my cousin John, to see a film and he says ” we should do the 50-50 thing”. I say “what?” (I’m not particularly articulate) and then he explains…….

Here’s the challenge: commit to reading 50 books and watching 50 movies in the next year, 2012!

Now I’m not…

Posted 2 years ago

6"5 Afraid of wasps: JohnHMarshall tackles the 50/50 Challenge - fiftyfifty.me

65wasps:

www.fiftyfifty.me

Have you heard of the 50/50 Challenge? created by a community of lovers of the arts this is a community project whereby you have to read; you guessed it 50 books and watch 50 movies

i decided to join. i’d been looking for an opportunity to broaden my horizons, lord knows i’m always…

Posted 2 years ago

Before it can be half-finished, it must be begun.

abhrasach:

My reading rate has fallen tragically from its former heights, thanks to some crazy life changes, and this year I want to fix that. Especially because my book-buying rate hasn’t slowed any, and I have piles of must-read books sitting around from…er…the last century. In the meantime, I’m living with a crazed movie fan. So this seems like the challenge for me.

*cue trumpets* Onward!

Posted 2 years ago

scarlettmi:

Movie #1 (of 50). THE IRON LADY

Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Writer: Abi Morgan

Meryl Streep is flawless as ever. She delivers a wonderful performance as Margaret Thatcher. In fact, all of the performances in this movie are quite strong. I, however, think they could have been served better by a stronger script.

Margaret Thatcher is called the Iron Lady for a reason. She’s not the world’s most sympathetic character to follow in a story. I think the movie suffers a little bit in trying to have us spend too much time with the older Thatcher who is inherently more sympathetic than the one who rose to power and who wielded that power. Despite the fact that I was cringing at many of the things Thatcher believed, I would have liked to spend a bit more time in that era of her life.

I would have also enjoyed more time seeing what the younger Margaret Thatcher’s earlier days in government were like. Alexandra Roach gave a lovely portrayal of younger Margaret and I was a little sad when we’d reached the end of her era.

I’d say it was an average movie with stellar performances. If you aren’t interested (at least a little bit) in British politics then it likely will be a bit dull.

The FiftyFiftyMe Challenge

Posted 2 years ago

My 50/50 Challenge: The Picture of Dorian Gray

cindys50-50challenge:

My book club has been reading classics quarterly and met last night to discuss Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. I was particularly interested in reading Wilde’s work after my trip to France this past year. I paid homage to his tomb in Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France. I remember walking towards the crowd surrounding the site and a gentleman said, as he passed in the opposite direction, “get out your lipstick ladies!”

Posted 2 years ago

Kelly's 50-50 Challenge: I'm in on this challenge!

kellys50-50challenge:

My friend Cindy from my book club, San Diego Book Divas! found the website for FiftyFifty.me and threw the challenge out to the club. My initial response was to say no because I’m going to have a crazy year… I’m getting married on September 29th, 2012. I’m super excited and doing a lot of…

Posted 2 years ago

Andrew does fiftyfifty: Book #1: The Hunger Games

andrewdoesfiftyfifty:

Book #1: The Hunger Games; Date finished 1/20/12

I bought the Hunger games trilogy off amazon for 31.00 a few weeks ago in hopes to read it for fiftyfifty, and today i decided to read the first one, i started at 2 PM and finished roughly at 10 after working out and dinner, and honestly, it…