Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Orphanage

Just a quickie. Caught The Orphanage tonight and it blew me away.

The movie is about a woman, Laura played by Belen Rueda, who returns to the orphanage where she was raised, along with her husband Carlos (Fernando Cayo) and their precocious little boy Simón (Roger Princep). The orphanage is now abandoned and empty and Laura plans to re-open it as a home for disabled children.

But soon after they arrive, Simón makes some new invisible friends. Laura and Carlos don't make much of this as Simón has a history of having invisible friends.

On the day of the re-opening of the orphanage, Laura sees a mysterious child whose head is covered with a burlap sack. Then Simón disappears...

The movie was produced by Guillermo Del Toro, who was also the director of the beautiful and dark adult fantasy Pan's Labyrinth, another excellent movie. It has a similar tone to The Sixth Sense and has some twisty and jumpy parts. The movie scared the shit outta me and I even screamed like a leettle gurl at one point and had to slide down into my seat out of embarrassment. The Orphanage is in Spanish with English subtitles. There's still time for this movie to make it to your list of best movies of 2007, so go check it out!

4 out 5 milk cartons

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mosaic

This is it; this is my life. These are my thoughts, my hopes, and my fear of Miss Piggy. These are the things I like, the things I hate, and the things I've jerked off to.

These are the stories of events momentous or inconsequential. This is my biography or a facsimile thereof--cerealized. This is my life packaged into bite-sized pieces, ready for consumption.

These are the tall tales, anecdotes, vignettes broken and re-arranged into mosaic.

Squint and see the bigger picture.
















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