Monthly Archives: December 2013

Movies with Names in the Title

Criteria: The protagonist of the movie (or series, or remakes) must feature in the title. If you can think of anymore, just comment them!

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
42: the Jackie Robinson Story
Forrest Gump
Rosemary’s Baby
Austin Powers series
Robin Hood
Bourne series
Hansel and Gretel, Witch Hunters
Jackie Brown
Shaun of the Dead
Cheech and Chong
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Bill and Ted
Mickey Blue Eyes
Free Willy
Peter Pan
Snow White
Erin Brokovitch
Being John Malkovitch
Me, Myself and Irene
There’s Something about Mary
Meet the Fockers
Marley and Me
Mrs Doubtfire
Driving Miss Daisy
Along Came Polly
Starsky and Hutch
Bridgitte Jones’ Diary
Mary Poppins
Patch Adams
Searching for Bobby Fisher
Remo Williams
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Hannah Montana films
Good Will Hunting
Saving Private Ryan
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Edward Scissorhands
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The World According to Garp
Annie Hall
Hannah and her Sisters
Anna and the King
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Napoleon Dynamite
Sophie’s Choice
War of the Roses
Brewster’s Millions
Happy Gilmore
Billy Madison
Tommy Boy
Uncle Buck
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Joe Dirt
Dickie Robert’s: Former Child Star
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Mr and Mrs Smith
Lars and the Real Girl
Muriel’s Wedding
Benny and Joon
Julie and Julia
Alice in Wonderland
Coach Carter
I Am Sam
Ocean’s 11
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare in Love
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sherlock Holmes films
Indiana Jones films
Jane Eyre
Lara Croft films
Jerry McGuire
Malcolm X
Dan in Real Life
The Truman Show
Captain Ron
Medea movies
Dr Doolittle
Ace Venture: Pet Detective
Ford Farlane
Wayne’s World
Van Helsing
Nicholas Nickleby
The Great Gatsby
Lil Nicky
Mister Magorioum’s Wonder Emporium
Don’t Mess with the Zohan
Ali G in da House
Cyranno De Bergerac
Harry Potter series
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
The People Versus Larry Flynn
Magic Mike
My Cousin Vinny
The Addams Family
Young Frankenstein
Jesus Christ Superstar
Hercules and Xena
When Harry Met Sally
Cleopatra and Mark Antony
Schindler’s List
Doctor Schivago
Jack Reacher
I Love You Phillip Morris

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I know it’s Wednesday and I’ve definitely missed Cool Photo Post Tuesday by a mile, but here’s a cool photo, just because!

formal dresses long formal dresses short formal dress long formaldresses short lace formal dress.

I saw it on Pinterest, but when I tried clicking through to the website, it wouldn’t go through! Apparently the blog doesn’t exist anymore or something. If you know where this picture is from originally, please comment!

I love this shot because the model does look like a mermaid, and the whole background in the shot, the style of the walls, et cetera, is really beautiful and totally appeals to the history major in me.


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Quote of the Week (Dec. 16th)

It took me a while to decide on what quote to use this week, but I finally decided on this one. This is a comic version done by the wonderful Gavin of ZenPencils! Check it out, it’s one of the most amazing things on the internet. This quote itself it one of the greatest I’ve ever heard. Sometimes, when I’m feeling really down and uninspired, I watch Neil Gaiman‘s graduation address to the University of the Arts graduating class. It usually makes me cry. Enjoy this, and watch the video if you get a chance!

Make good art.

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One Room, Magically Transformed

This is amazing, and totally serves as a make-up for not posting a cool photo last week!


Korean artist Jee Young Lee eschews Photoshop. Through painstaking attention to detail, she transforms her tiny 3.6 x 4.1 x 2.4-meter studio into surreal, fantastical settings. The sometimes-unsettling scenes from Body of Work take inspiration from Korean fairy tales and Lee’s personal life, ranging from a literal interpretation of a common Korean expression to an industrial take on her neighborhood in Seoul. But her work, which we spotted on BOOOOOOOM!, still seems a little unbelievable, even when you know she’s spent weeks or months on each set. The results are breathtaking.

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This is the photo for this week’s Cool Photo Post (I got it working apparently)!

Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, is the Japanese art form of putting together broken pottery with gold or silver, and this is supposed to show that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken. I saw this picture originally on Pinterest, but I Googled kintsugi to find just this shot because this bowl is kind of plain looking, really. The gold really adds to it, and I believe that’s the whole point of kintsugi.


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There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
-Nelson Mandela

I wrote a post on Mr. Mandela last week in honor of his death, and to honor him further (in my own small way) this week’s quote is from him. This quote itself it beautiful, and reminds me of my own life. I find that going back to old places where I spent so much time sometimes shows me things for how they really were. For example, when I visit my elementary school and notice that it’s small, or my grandparents house and notice how it smells.

Life is a slalom, I think. And you never know exactly how the course alters or how you have to alter to complete the course.

Quote of the Week (Dec. 9th)

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A classic, in my books.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
-Eleanor Rosevelt

You know it, Ellie. This quote really does stand out to me, especially at this time in my life.

Quote of the Week (Dec. 2nd)

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“Blessed are those who find wisdom,
Who gain understanding.
For she is more profitable than silver,
And yields better returns than gold.”
Proverbs 3.13-14

Classic from Proverbs. If you know anyone who wants to be a teacher (me) or already is a teacher, then this quote is one for them. This is a great quote for any seeker of knowledge! I’m probably going to make this one of my tattoos.

Quote of the Week (Nov. 25th)

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“For each of us comes a time when we must be more than what we are.”
Lloyd AlexanderThe Castle of Llyr

This quote is from the book, The Castle of Llyr and said by Dallben, the kindly old wizard (as is implied by the books) who the main protagonist of the series (the Chronicles of Prydain) lives with. This is one of my favourite quotes ever, and I’m going to get it tattooed on me sometime soon.

Taran and the Princess Eilonwy in the 1984 Disney Feature, The Black Cauldron

This quote, to me, means that we have to overcome whatever we face. This quote is spoken to Taran, the main protagonist, who is an Assistant Pig-Keeper. When Dallben says this to Taran in the book, he is reminding Taran that even though he is but an Assistant Pig-Keeper, he has the ability to be more than that. Dallben is also saying that just because one is labelled as one thing, that should not limit the abilities one has. Taran has so much potential, and Dallben sees that, but Taran doesn’t.

If I’m not wrong, this quote is said near the middle of the book, or near the end. I could be completely wrong. But what I’m getting at is that in the next book, Taran Wanderer, Taran goes off in search for his father, or his family, but mostly himself. He encounters some difficult situations, and thinks he has found his father at one point, but his dreams are dashed. He learns a valuable lesson at that point- that just because he is fatherless, does not mean he is witless or anything less than anyone else.

Taran, I think, is my favourite literary character. I’ve read a lot of books, and he is still my favourite. I think there’s something intensely noble, loyal, childish and mature about him. Maybe I see a lot of myself in Taran- in the way he starts off the series being so sure, bordering on foolhardy, and how at the end, he becomes a great leader, willing to listen and learn from others. I just hope my story ends off as well as his does.

Here’s a picture from the internet of the poster I bought this summer; it was one of the official ones given to a Toronto movie theatre to post when the movie was in theatres!

The Black Cauldron

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I was in a Wendy’s with my dad today, and we were ordering food.

Dad: “You gonna get a classic combo?”
Me: “Yeah, sure. but I think instead of fries, I’ll get a baked potato.”
D: “Interesting.”

Then daddy said a wonderful thing to me. He said,

“I should probably get a salad, but I don’t want to live forever.”

My father, everyone. I’m quite proud of that. I promptly agreed with him, and slathered sour cream on my potato when I went to eat it. This doesn’t mean one should live a life of gluttony, in this case, or subscribe to the statement “You Only Live Once”, but it means that you should do what you enjoy, while still being happy. I suppose that if you are happy eating and eating and sleeping and sleeping and partying until you puke, you’re really ahead of the pack- at least you are happy.

I respect you, people who enjoy themselves and live on a whim. I wish that I could live my life that easily. I, unfortunately, make life way more complicated than it is and I probably always will. I do hope to be happy one day, but the near future for me spells disaster.
C’est la vie.

My feelings right now remind me of the story The Good Brahmin. The story, by Voltaire, looks at the pursuit of happiness.
Would you give up everything you know, if it meant you could be happy?

I wouldn’t. I can’t. It would go against everything I believe in. I love learning, I love knowing, I love being able to speak to people about interesting things. But on the other hand, to be able to just live and be free of all the confines that society puts on you and that knowledge puts on you… wouldn’t that be grand? Wouldn’t it be perfect?


This post used to be a page; but now it’s a post. 

Wendy’s Revelations

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