Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hello! I am dinner for two.

Hello! I am dinner for two.
I won't list the ingredients because I think that they are obvious. But I would like to share with you how easy it is to make babaganoush = Cut up eggplant, put some crushed garlic on top of it, and steam the crap out of it. Then put it in a blender with some salt, pepper, and tahini. Blend, and there ya go!. I never really though Bagaganoush was a real food but I was wrong.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hatched Exhibition at PICA

I recently went to the Hatched Exhibition, a showcase of some of the best up and coming Australian graduate artists. One of my favourite pieces was by Michael Prior & Lachlan Conn (Victoria). I wish I could remember the description because it was very interesting, but the general notion is that this is a kind of time machine. I think I also liked this piece the most, because it was in a dark room. Art galleries are always too bright.

Time Machine Exhibit at Hatched PICA.
Here is a video I found of another one of their works. I like this.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dinner on Monday night

Dinner for me, Crispin & Greg.

This is a quick spinach/chic pea curry, a potato/pea curry and rice.

Not only is it vegetarian but ... vegan.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A list of movies I want to watch

Over the easter long weekend, I decided to try and create a list of films that I want to watch. First of all, I racked my brains and wrote a big long list of my favourite films. Using this info, I spent a while browsing through the following movie recommendation websites: Rotten Tomatoes, Tastekid, Movielens, IMDb, Criticker, and Clerkdogs.

I found Clerkdogs and Tastekid to be the best for finding new films to watch, and I used RottenTomatoes and IMDB just to run a check on the plot/ratings to see if the film really suited my fancy.

Here is a list that I have compiled. If you have seen any of these films, let me know if any are good or crap.


This Boy's Life (1993)
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Husbands and Wives (1992)
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
My Life as a Dog (1987)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Ruang rak noi nid mahasan / Last Life in the Universe (2003)
My Life Without Me (2001)
Ma Vie En Rose (1997)
Dave (1993)
Ikuru (1952)
The Living End (1992)
The Secret Life of Words (2006)
High Art (1998)
The Doom Generation (1995)
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
Short Cuts (1993)
A History of Violence (2005)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Lolita (1962)
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (1976)

Stupid, surreal, quirky, kitsch, black, political and or teen comedy

Airplane / Flying High
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1989)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Ruthless People (1986)
Back to School (1986)
Parents (1989)
The Closet (2001)
How to get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
Heavy Traffic (1973)
Bottle Rocket (1996)
Valley Girl (1983)
Parenthood (1989)
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2004)
Falling Down (1993)
One Crazy Summer (1986)
Strike! (1998)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
The Pick-Up Artist (1987)
The Rachel Papers (1989)
The Daytrippers (1996)
Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Thrillers / surreal / sci-fi / horror

The Vanishing (1988)
Avalon (2001)
The Deadzone (1983)
Eastern Promises (2007)

Films that involve: romance, romantic comedy, female friendship, relationships women’s issues, body-swapping, time distortion, fantasy fatalism, Robert Downy Jr and or John Cusack.

All of Me (1984)
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
Bull Durham (1988)
Moonstruck (1987)
Flirting (1991)
Things I Never Told You (1996)
Shopgirl (2005)
Me Without You (2001)
Singles (1992)
Friends With Money (2006)
Walking and Talking (1996)
Broken English (2007)
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Me Myself I (1999)
Melinda and Melinda (2004)
Happy Accidents (2000)
Next Stop Wonderland (1997)
Serendipity (2001)
Only You (1994)
Chances Are (1989)
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Return to Me (2000)
Irma Vep (1996)
Working Girl (1988)

Monday, April 13, 2009

A list of my favourite movies

For various reasons and appeals, and in no particular order, I hereby present to you a list of several of my favourite movies. If you can recommend any films to me based on this list, it would be more than welcome.

Say Anything
Pretty In Pink
Blue Velvet
Mulholland Drive
Down By Law
The Fly
Raising Arizona
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
There Will Be Blood
Napoleon Dynamite
I Heart Huckabees
Terminator II
Spirited Away
Dr Strangelove
Sex Lies and Videotape
Sean of the Dead
American Beauty
The King of Comedy
Citizen Ruth
Dead Poets Society
Chungking Express
American Splendor
The Shawshank Redemption
My Neighbour Totoro
The Hudsucker Proxy
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
They Live
The Graduate
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Wild at Heart
Dead Man
Barton Fink
Kentucky Fried Movie
Chasing Amy
Poison Ivy
Being John Malkovich
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Better Off Dead
The Secret of My Success
The Royal Tenenbaums
High Fidelity
Being There
Thankyou For Smoking
War Games
The Day After
Spinal Tap
In America
The House of Yes
The 40 Year Old Virgin
Dead Man on Campus
The Matrix
Wonder Boys
Mean Girls
Body Melt
The Opposite of Sex
Goodbye Lenin!
Love and Other Catastrophes
Strange Planet
City of God
The Wedding Singer
Lost Highway
Flirting with Disaster