the-inbetween monthly archives for: December 2006

Happy New Year

2006’s been a good year, so here’s to an even better 2007. Happy New Year. Bonus trivia: How is this weblog just like the block of cheese I bought two days ago?

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List of (most) Films Watched in 2006

Back in February I started compiling a list of movies watched using a pbwiki. I kept good track of everything until mid-July, which was about the time when I bought an XBox 360. No coincidence there. However, using various other posts across the internet (including on flickr — I honestly don’t know why I started doing this), I can try to fill in the blanks. In no specific order, with my favourites and stand-outs in bold, the list is:

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Favourites of ’06

It’s that time of the year again. List season! I, too, have to partake and call out my favourite things from the past year from, in some cases, a rather small sample. But we make due with what we have. Favourite Games of the Year This was really the year of the XBox 360 (and DS). Sure, the Playstation 3 and the Nintendo Wii launched to much fanfare in 2006, but one console’s rediculous price and the other’s popularity (SOLD…

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Pacing

It seems as though the “older” I get, the more drawn I am to deliberately paced movies. I say “deliberately paced” beacause it’s a lot more appropriate and a lot more positive than the often used, and negative, “slow” label. Movies by the likes of Terrence Malick and Nuri Bilge Ceylan are some of my favourites, and I’m currently trying to catch up with the filmographies of Tarkovsky and Antonioni, amongst others. In the commentary for Antonioni’s “The Passenger”, Jack…

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Hair Cabal

I am convinced that there is a conspiracy amongst barbers and hairdressers to purposely give random, off-the-street customers horrible haircuts. I can imagine them at their holiday parties mingling and socializing and laughing amongst themselves about all those awful doos they doled out that year. Venting is about all I can do at this point. Once you realize what’s going on — that the guy with the scissors heard “short” when you said “shorter” — it’s already too late. Unless…

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Gears of War

I wrote the majority of the following two days after Gears of War launched. It has since been sitting in limbo. Might as well just get it out now:

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