Random 2016

Music//
Cass McComb – Mangy Love
Swet Shop Boys – Cashmere
Bigbang – Made
BadBadNotGood – IV
TV/ Film//
The Night Of
Game of Thrones S6
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (The bit I can watch on YouTube anyway…)
岡仁波齊 (Paths of the Soul)
樹大招風 (Trivisa)
The Lobster
Dark Horse
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Guilty pleasure – I saw this in the cinema twice…)
Book//
Alain de Botton – The Course Of Love (Things get more interesting and relatable after Rabih cheated, so be patient – or skip the love story and jump to the last 1/3 of the book.)
Charles Duhigg – The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Discipline, habit, management > talent. So learn to build one.)
邁克 – 某某到此一遊
Highlights//
1. Amazing memories in Chiang Mai, Luang Prabang, Cappadocia and Tokyo (and a tattoo in Istanbul)
2. Building a lego toy – was pretty indulging (and enjoyable) to be able to focus on one thing 100% for a few hours. I may get addicted to this.
3. Building a habit of working out
4. Kindle, Spotify playlists, Bluetooth & e-commerce
5. Move.
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Nov-Dec Films (and TV)

Love
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
See You Tomorrow

So-so
Sausage Party
Westworld
The Black Mirror S1

Want my time and money back
The Wailing
Rage

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April – October Films

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This is so confirm there is only one movie I enjoyed in the cinema for the last 6 months. The most entertaining things I have seen these days are all on TV – still all over GoT and The Night Of. So I will post a picture of Riz Ahmed from The Night Of instead.

Love:
樹大招風(Trivisa)

So-so:
Soul on a String @HKAFF
湄公河行動 (Operation Mekong)
Café Society
The Beatles: 8 Days a Week
此情此刻(The Moment)
Victoria
點五步(Weeds on Fire)
危城(Call of Heroes)
導火新聞線(The Menu)
The Handmaiden
Sing Street
少年滋味 (The Taste of Youth)

Want my money and time back:
Album @ HKAFF
三人行(Three)
寒戰2(Cold War 2)
A Bigger Splash
Triple 9
X-Men: Apocalypse
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising @ BKK (well at least I experienced the national anthem before screening…)
老笠 (Robbery)
In The Room
Anomalisa

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Jan – Mar & HKIFF 2016

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HKIFF 2016, in priority:

岡仁波齊 (Paths of the Soul)
岡仁波齊是西藏聖山,電影紀實虛構混集,紀錄同村一行十一人磕長頭(好像花了8-9個月)到拉薩朝聖之旅。畫面瑰麗意料之內,秒秒都感受到humanity才叫人動容。他們的世界裡,時間不存在。車子壞了,男男女女輪流在公路上徒手推車,推了幾十米,停下,理所當然地往後走回幾十米磕長頭,補回那段路。這一幕,我簡直覺得匪夷所思。時間,不過是現代人劃下來規限自己生活的法則;生老病死,只是日常。近5年最喜歡的電影之一。

熱鬥黑馬 (Dark Horse)
紀錄英國工人階層集資養馬,挑戰被上流貴族壟斷的賽馬行業。正面講賽馬,側面講英倫工業城鎮的掙扎,中老年人的團結與寄託,看到很多愛。正如主角說,”to them it is industry, to us it is family”。(看到很多賽馬術語我都明白,很沾沾⋯⋯ 哈哈)

紐約巴別塔(In Jackson Heights)
三個多小時的社區地圖,紀錄紐約Jackson Heights文化大熔爐的變天,看人看社會都精彩。電影節選映,以紐約喻香港乎。

龍吟傳說 (A Dragon Arrives!)
有驚喜的伊朗電影,雖然型過籠連故事都講唔掂,但劉青雲話斎,個男主角靚仔到咁,乜都得啦。

驚天動地搶新聞 (Thank You for Bombing)
打仗暴動,死人塌樓,記者腎上腺素直線標升。傳媒有病,傳媒仆街,電影把這極端一面再講一遍。

神父俱樂部 (The Club)
平平無奇的作品,完場後看資料才知是《向政府說不》導演新作。事前知道的話,不會看這套。

21世紀淘金之城 (Eldorado XXI)
有關秘魯淘金者的紀錄片,天堂的風景,地獄的生活,想起《岡仁波齊》,但又覺得拿來對比沒意思。今年唯一提早離場的電影。

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General releases:

Love:
The Lobster
Creed
Spotlight

So-so:
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Room
The Big Short
Deadpool
Steve Jobs

Want my time and money back:
Carol
Danish Girl

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2015 Random

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Stuff I like this year:

Music //
The World is a Beautiful Place and I am not Afraid to Die – Harmlessness
Big Bang – MADE
Mol-74 – まるで幻の月をみていたような
Soak – Before We Forgot How To Dream
Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
William Fitzsimmons – Pittsburgh
Andra Day – Cheers to the Fall
Alessia Cara – Know It All
Cigarette After Sex – Affection
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood

Films //
十年
百圓之戀
Taxi
殺破狼2
Nightcrawler

Random //
Tattoo x 2 (rule for myself: if I am getting more ever, do it on travel)
Tech – Loving my kindle, all sort of wireless devices, and dual mons
Got rid of lots of stuff in my room last few days, getting minimal

Guess it has been a very blend and uneventful year on the entertainment front… Not much exciting things I really love this year. (其實今年聽得最多的歌是<任我行>) Did plenty others stuff on my wish list though – a good and satisfying year on that front. Will remember those. Next year: Southeast Asian travel; Morocco; more boxing and outdoor activities; learn something new.

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對上一次看Pixar原來已經是5年前的Toy Story 3,昨天看了Inside Out,某一兩幕眼淚不聽話地硬要跑出來,但又覺得摷袋搵紙巾樣衰,只好以最少幅度的動作隨手抹去就算。其實就是簡單不過的道理:快樂便把記憶好好留住,悲傷必須找友好傾訴,憤怒便發洩出來 (preferably on死物),尖酸刻薄disgust之時以幽默感包裝一下cynicism,面對恐懼唯一方法是了解,因為你恐懼的通常不是你明白的東西,而是在黑暗中的uncertainty。

學得透徹便升仙,但會很悶;學習中的生活很豐富,很多東西跟人分享;拒絕學習處理情緒,做一個100%的正面撚,或是一個負能量超標明明有好事發生都可以趕走的人,其實很趕客 – 你可能很沉溺自己的自我感覺良好或emo人生,但做朋友或情人其實很有壓力,也很無癮。

(睇完戲想起陳慧嫻的<把悲傷看透時>,但 youtube 沒有,所以找了張眼神 fanart。)

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話說有人說想看Jurassic World,眉飛色舞地憶述人生第一次入戲院就是看Jurassic Park,7歲的他驚到標屎,那隻T Rex大概define了他的童年。但其實我連Jurassic Park都沒有看過,於是被吩咐要重溫第一集。結果昨晚終於在另一個朋友家看了Jurassic Park,那隻T Rex一出場便覺得很流很想笑,卻想著那個7歲𡃁仔雙手掩面又忍唔住在手指罅偷看銀幕的情景。That moment is priceless。(而我最早的戲院回憶是老豆帶我去睇Batman Forever ,之後買埋隻soundtrack聽Kiss from a Rose,同埋覺得U2好難聽。) 

越長大越冷血,被電影音樂文字震撼的時刻買少見少,炸晒成個銀河系我都無動於衷。然後整天想起這首歌。

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Jan – June

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Wow this is turning semiannual…

Love:
SPL 2: A Time For Consequences
Taxi
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Nightcrawler

Like:
Force Majeure
Mad Max: Fury Road
Frank
Relatos salvajes
Sara
The Imitation Game

So-So:
Helios
Child 44
Fast & Furious 7
I Want to See the Manager
The Taking of Tiger Mountain
Two Thumbs Up
Songs from the Second Floor
Fifty Shades of Grey
American Sniper
Kiseijû: Part 1

I want 90mins back:
Full Strike
Insanity
The Interview
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

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