Saturday, January 28, 2006

Fuzziness

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Woohoo, I figured out how to post pics!

This is my cat, doesn't he look all calm and sedate? Oh what an illusion. It might be hard to tell due to the ah, quality? shall we say of the pic. For some reason most pictures I take inside with my digitial camera look like this. Red and fuzzy, which is not perse, how I would describe planetshannon - maybe its something in the atmosphere that doesn't translate using an imaging device created by humans.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Film Fan Fridays for Friday Jan 27, 2006

Hello Film Fans and Fanatics!!

Lots of Canadiana in the house this week with homegrown release of Eve and the Fire Horse in regular theatres as well as having your chance to see some of 2005's best of Canadian film at this years Canada's Top Ten! Here this year's list of films:

C.R.A.Z.Y (dir: Jean-Marc Vallee)
Familia (dir: Louise Archambault)
A History of Violence (dir: David Cronenberg)
Horloge Biologique / Dodging the Clock (dir: Ricardo Trogi)
The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (dir: Michael Mabbott)
Memory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company (dir: Allan King)
La Neuvaine (dir: Bernard Emond)
A Simple Curve (dir: Aubrey Nealon)
Water (dir: Deepa Mehta)
Where the Truth Lies (dir: Atom Egoyan)

Many exciting picks this year, I know I am still kicking myself because I haven't seen C.R.A.Z.Y yet and it was one of the most talked about films at the festival this year. I did have the opportunity to see La Neuvaine which I found it very moving. Canada's Top Ten starts today, Jan 27 and runs until Feb 5/06. For more information go to: http://www.topten.ca/

Coming up next week, we have Oscar nominations on, Jan 31 can you believe it? I wonder who will be nominated. Not much longer to wait to find out!

Have a great weekend!

Shannon

Friday Jan 27, 2006 Releases

Annapolis
Dir: Justin Lin (Old Boy, Better Luck Tomorrow)
Cast: James Franco, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Donnie Wahlberg
USA

Big Momma's House 2
Dir: John Whitesell (Malibu's Most Wanted, See Spot Run, Calendar Girl)
Cast: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Elton LeBlanc, Michelle Parylak
USA

Cache / Hidden
Writer/Dir: Michael Haneke (Le Temps de loup, La Pianista, Funny Games)
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Maurice Benichoou, Annie Girardot
France/Austria/Germany/Italy (French)

Eve and the Fire Horse
Writer/Dir: Julia Kwan (Three Sisters of Moon Lake, 10,000 Delusions)
Cast: Phoebe Jojo Kut, Hollie Lo, Lester Chit-Man Chan, Vivian Wu
Canadian (English/Cantonese)
Limited Release

Nanny McPhee
Dir: Kirk Jones (Waking Ned)
Cast: Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Derek Jacobi
UK/France/USA

**please note list of releases reflects first run film released in Toronto, Ontario, Canada**

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Films To See List!

Please note, this list does not include the titles of 101 Films I Can't Believe I Haven't Seen in print, but it does in spirit.

3 Needles
7 Times Lucky
Aeon Flux
A Simple Curve
Assassination of Richard Nixon, The
Bad Education / La Mala Education
Ballet Russes
Beowulf and Grendel
Breakfast on Pluto
Cache / Hidden
Capote
Casanova
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Chiefs, The
Clean
Coach Carter
Company, The
Constant Gardener, The
Cooler, The
Cote D’Azur / Crustaces et Coquillages
Covenant
Cursed
Da Vinci Code, The
Dark Water
Dear Wendy
Don't Come Knocking
Downfall / Der Untergang
Eight Below
Everything is Illuminated
Expecting
Free Zone
Glory Road
Good Night, and Good Luck.
Grizzly Man
Guy X
Half Nelson
A History of Violence
Hold on to Your Hat
Horloge Biologique / Dodging the Clock
Hoodwinked!
Hollywoodland
House of Sand / Casa de Areia
Idlewild
In My Country
Invincible
It’s All Gone Pete Tong
Junebug
Joyeux Noel
Keane
Kingdom of Heaven
Kinky Boots
Ladies in Lavender
Lady in the Water
Lady Vengeance / Chinjeolhan geumjassi
Lake House, The
Last Trapper, The / Le Dernier Trappeur
Layer Cake
Legend of Zorro, The
Libertine, The
Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico, The
Little Fish
Little Miss Sunshine
Looking for Alexander
Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity
Lucid
The Matador
Melinda and Melinda
Miami Vice
Millions
Mistress of Spices
Moolaade
Mr and Mrs Smith
Mullholand Drive
Murderball
New World, The
Oldboy
Omagh
Omen, The
Only Human / Seres Queridos
Peaceful Warrior
Phantom of the Opera
Phil the Alien
Poseidon
Prairie Home Companion, A
Pride & Prejudice
Proof
Pure
Quiet, The
QuinceaƱera
Rent
Rory O’Shea Was Here / Inside I’m Dancing
Sabah
Saint Ralph
Salt
Scanner Darkly, A
Secret Life of Words, The / La Vida Secreta de las Palabras
Shadowboxer
Siblings
Silent Hill
Six Figures
Sketches of Frank Gehry
Souvenir of Canada
Strangers With Candy
Taepung / Typhoon
Transamerica
Travellers and Magicians
Tristan & Isolde
Tsotsi
Trust the Man
U-Carmen Ekhayelitsha
Unleashed
Vera Drake
Vers le Sud / Heading South
Very Long Engagement, A
Wah-Wah
Waiting
Walk on Water
Water
Weather Man, The
What Remains of Us
Where the Truth Lies
White Noise
Wicker Man, The <2006>
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Winter Solstice
Wordplay
Woodsman, The
Worlds Fastest Indian, The

Monday, January 23, 2006

Welcome to Planet Shannon

Welcome to Planet Shannon, where everything is within reach!

I have often noticed that I may, perchance, have a different view of the world. Often my family joked that I was left on the doorstep and they suspected I was from Mars. Initially I denied this of course but now I think that there might have been something to it, however Mars is far too warm for my comfort so I believe it must have been another planet, and what better name for my homeworld than Planet Shannon! Its an ideal place where you can always reach what you need (my house for example, wouldn't have shelves that require climbing on the counter to get to), nothing ever will shrink in the dryer, you never forget your lunch, your cats sleep at the same time you do and there is lots and lots of tea.

I will be exploring my focuses through this blog, which at the moment are: film, fashion finance, fun, family & friends! Amazing they all begin with the letter F! I guess at the moment I am exploring the continent where all things begin with F, shall we name the continent? How about Fashinilmamends! Sounds good to me!

Destination: Fashinilmamends ahead!