Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Current Top 100 songs

I started listening to The Kiss from Last of the Mohicans today and wondered if I had listened to it often enough that it would be in my top 100 played songs on iTunes. I had and it was. So then I pulled out my top 100 songs to see what they all were. Here's the breakdown by artist:

17 songs

13 songs
Green Day/American Idiot Cast
A.F.I./Blaqk Audio

7 songs

4 songs
Lady Gaga

3 Songs
Amanda Palmer
Kaiser Chiefs

2 songs
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Cast
Dana Fuchs
Lana Del Rey
Tori Amos

1 Song
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
David Bowie
Dropkick Murphys
Franz Ferdinand
Janelle Monae
Jefferson Airplane
The Killers
Last of the Mohicans Soundtrack
Hamilton Cast
Marilyn Manson
Ms Mr
Queens of the Stone Age
Red Hot Chili Peppers
She Wants Revenge
Tiesto/Tegan & Sara
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

That seems about right. I'm a little surprised that Lady Gaga and Rihanna are so high, and that Hole, the Cranberries, and Fiona Apple are absent (among others). And that there's only 1 RHCP song. But only a little surprised - most of those are things I listened to ad nauseam in middle school/high school/college before getting iTunes. And clearly Gaga and Rihanna are such earworms that I must listen to them more often than I realize.

The full list:
A.F.I. Jack the Ripper
A.F.I. Torch Song
A.F.I. Beautiful Thieves
A.F.I. End Transmission
A.F.I. Too Shy to Scream
A.F.I. We've Got the Knife (Demo from Crash Love Sessions)
A.F.I. Miss Murder
A.F.I. Kiss And Control
A.F.I. This Time Imperfect
A.F.I. Silver & Cold
A.F.I. Girl's Not Grey
Amanda Palmer Runs In the Family
Amanda Palmer Leeds United
Amanda Palmer Guitar Hero
American Idiot Cast Favorite Son
American Idiot Cast 21 Guns
American Idiot Cast Letterbomb
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson The Saddest Song
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Rock Star
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club In Like The Rose
Blaqk Audio Between Breaths (An XX Perspective)
Blaqk Audio Again, Again And Again
Bush Glycerine
Dana Fuchs Helter Skelter
Dana Fuchs Lonely for a Lifetime
David Bowie Suffragette City
Dropkick Murphys The State Of Massachusetts
Elastica S.O.F.T.
Elastica Stutter
Franz Ferdinand Ulysses
Garbage Androgyny (Lee Hermaphrodite Mix)
Garbage Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)
Garbage Bad Boyfriend
Garbage Supervixen
Garbage Only Happy When It Rains
Garbage Fix Me Now
Garbage Vow
Garbage Stupid Girl
Garbage Control
Garbage #1 Crush
Garbage Temptation Waits
Garbage I Think I'm Paranoid
Garbage Push It
Garbage Sleep Together
Garbage You Look So Fine
Garbage Lick The Pavement
Garbage Witness to Your Love
Green Day Holiday
Green Day She's A Rebel
Green Day Whatsername
Green Day Basket Case
Green Day She
Green Day Blood, Sex And Booze
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Green Day Know Your Enemy
Green Day 21 Guns
Green Day Hitchin' a Ride
iiO Rapture [Radio Edit]
Janelle Monae Cold War
Jefferson Airplane Somebody To Love
Kaiser Chiefs Everyday I Love You Less And Less
Kaiser Chiefs I Predict A Riot
Kaiser Chiefs Never Miss A Beat
The Killers Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
Lady GaGa Heavy Metal Lover
Lady Gaga Bad Romance
Lady Gaga Teeth
Lady Gaga Feat. Beyoncé Telephone
Ladytron Destroy Everything You Touch
Lana Del Rey Off To The Races
Lana Del Rey Ride
Hamilton Cast Wait For It
Marilyn Manson (s)AINT
Metallica Nothing Else Matters
Metric Satellite Mind
Metric Gold Guns Girls
Mika Kick-Ass
Ms Mr Dark Doo Wop
Muse Time Is Running Out
Muse Hysteria
Muse Starlight
Muse In Your World
Muse Plug In Baby
Muse Resistance
Muse Undisclosed Desires
Poe Hey Pretty
Queens Of The Stone Age Go With The Flow
Red Hot Chili Peppers Midnight
RENT Cast Out Tonight
RENT Cast Another Day
Republica Ready To Go (U.S. Mix)
Rihanna Disturbia
Rihanna Only Girl (In The World)
She Wants Revenge These Things
Shearwater Quiet Americans
Tiësto Feat. Tegan and Sara Feel It In My Bones
Tori Amos Spark
Tori Amos Bliss
Trevor Jones The Kiss
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Zero

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Your Favorite Films for Each Year of Your Life

All the cool kids are doing it: http://www.avclub.com/article/what-does-your-favorite-movie-every-year-you-were--252596

1983 - The Big Chill
1984 - The Neverending Story
1985 - Clue
1986 - Labyrinth
1987 - The Princess Bride
1988 - My Neighbor Totoro (A Fish Called Wanda)
1989 - Dead Poet's Society
1990 - Mermaids (Arachnophobia) [Y'all I have not seen anything from 1990]
1991 - Silence of the Lambs
1992 - Last of the Mohicans (Batman Returns)
1993 - Jurassic Park
1994 - Little Women (Leon: The Professional)
1995 - Empire Records (The Usual Suspects/Sense & Sensibility)
1996 - Evita (Scream)
1997 - Princess Mononoke (Lawn Dogs/the Fifth Element/LA Confidential)
1998 - Shakespeare in Love (Run Lola Run)
1999 - Go (Sleepy Hollow)
2000 - American Psycho (Almost Famous)
2001 - Gosford Park (Moulin Rouge)
2002 - Chicago (Adaptation)
2003 - Angels in America
2004 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2005 - V for Vendetta (Brokeback Mountain/The New World)
2006 - Children of Men (The Departed)
2007 - The Wind that Shakes the Barley (US release date) (Zodiac/The Assassination of Jesse James)
2008 - In Bruges (The Fall/The Escapist)
2009 - Bright Star (MOOOOON/Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
2010 - The Social Network (Black Swan/Winter's Bone)
2011 - Jane Eyre (Tinker Tailor/Drive)
2012 - The Cabin in the Woods
2013 - Stoker
2014 - Only Lovers Left Alive (Wild/Tracks/Snowpiercer)
2015 - Carol (Mad Max/World of Tomorrow/The Hateful Eight)
2016 - Moonlight (Hunt for the Wilderpeople/The Handmaiden)

Yup. That seems about right.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

2016 JWD Awards - winners

Top 25 films here

Winners in bold

Best Film
The Handmaiden
The Lobster
20th Century Women
A Bigger Splash
Louder than Bombs
Certain Women
Best Popcorn Flick
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Everybody Wants Some!!
10 Cloverfield Lane
Swiss Army Man
Hail, Caesar
Assassination Classroom
Hacksaw Ridge

Notable Omissions here.
Best Actress
Annette Benning - 20th Century Women
Sandra Huller - Toni Erdmann
Isabelle Huppert - Elle
Amy Adams - Arrival
Ruth Negga - Loving
Natalie Portman - Jackie
Kim Min-hee - The Handmaiden
Rachel Weiss - The Lobster
Kate Beckinsale - Love & Friendship
Viola Davis - Fences
Samantha Robinson - The Love Witch

(Notable Omissions: Agyness Deyn - Sunset Song, Sasha Lane - American Honey, Mackenzie Davis - Always Shine, Caitlin Fitzgerald - Always Shine, Sarah Paulson - Blue Jay, Isabelle Huppert - Things to Come, Rebecca Hall - Christine, Jessica Chastain - Miss Sloane, Sonia Braga - Aquarius)
Best Actor
Joel Edgerton - Loving
Logan Lerman - Indignation
Colin Farrell - The Lobster
Trevante Rhodes - Moonlight
Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
Jake Gyllenhaal - Nocturnal Animals
Paul Dano - Swiss Army Man
Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge

(Notable Omissions: Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic, Adam Driver - Paterson, Michael Keaton - the Founder, Dave John - I Daniel Blake)

Best Supporting Actress
Naomie Harris - Moonlight
Lily Gladstone - Certain Women
Greta Gerwig - 20th Century Women
Tae-ri Kim - The Handmaiden
Tilda Swinton - A Bigger Splash
Margaret Bowman - Hell or High Water (although honestly, the other waitress, Katy Mixon, was just as good)
Olivia Colman - The Lobster
Dakota Johnson - A Bigger Splash
Kate MacKinnon - Ghostbusters

(Notable Omissions: Riley Keogh - American Honey, Molly Shannon - Other People, Hayley Squires - I Daniel Blake)
Best Supporting Actor 
Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
Tracy Letts - Indignation
Ralph Fiennes - A Bigger Splash
Matthias Schoenaerts - A Bigger Splash
Glen Powell - Everybody Wants Some!!
Tom Bennett - Love & Friendship
Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea
Sam Neill - Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Alden Ehrenreich - Hail Caesar
John Goodman - 10 Cloverfield Lane
Alex Hibbert - Moonlight
Andre Holland - Moonlight
Daniel Radcliffe - Swiss Army Man

(Notable Omissions: Ethan Hawke - Maggie's Plan, Shia LaBeouf - American Honey, Christopher Lloyd - I am not a Serial Killer, Hugh Grant - Florence Foster)
Best Ensemble
20th Century Women
Nocturnal Animals
Everybody Wants Some!!
The Handmaiden
Certain Women
The Lobster
A Bigger Splash
Louder than Bombs

(Notable Omissions: Captain Fantastic)
Best Director
Barry Jenkins - Moonlight
Park Chan-wook - The Handmaiden
Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea
Daniels - Swiss Army Man
Paul Verhoven - Elle
Anna Rose Holmer - The Fits
Jeff Nichols - Loving
Mike Mills - 20th Century Women
Pablo Larrain - Jackie
Richard Linklater - Everybody Wants Some!!
Anna Biller - The Love Witch

(Notable Omissions: Trey Edward Shults - Krisha, Ken Loach - I Daniel Blake, Andrea Arnold - American Honey, Terence Davies - Sunset Song, Mia Hansen-Love - Things to Come, Kelly Fremon Craig - Edge of Seventeen)

Best Screenplay - Adapted
Love & Friendship

(Notable Omissions: The Girl on the Train, Denial, Snowden)

Best Screenplay - Original
Manchester by the Sea
The Lobster
20th Century Women
Hell or High Water
Everybody Wants Some!!
A Bigger Splash
Louder than Bombs

(Notable Omissions: Paterson, American Honey, Krisha, Hello my Name is Doris, I Daniel Blake)

Best Animated

Umm.... I was not a fan of the other animated ones I saw.

(Notable Omissions: the Red Turtle, April & the Extraordinary World, Your Name, the Little Prince, My Life as a Zucchini, Miss Hokusai, Phantom Boy, 25 April)

Best Documentary

(Notable Omissions: OJ Made in America, Fire at Sea, I am Not Your Negro, 13th, Cameraperson, Tower, Tickled, Kate Plays Christine, Amanda Knox, Audrie & Daisy, Before the Flood, Miss Sharon Jones!, Notes on Blindness, Rats. I... did not see enough documentaries this year)
Best Foreign
Elle (France/Germany/Belgium)
The Handmaiden (South Korea)
Louder than Bombs (Norway/France/Denmark/US)
Neon Bull (Brazil/Uruguay/Netherlands)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (New Zealand)
The Demons (Canada)
Love and Friendship (Ireland/France/Netherlands)
Microbe & Gasoline (France)
Wild (Germany)
The Lobster (Greece/Ireland/Netherlands/UK/France)

(Notable Omissions: Tanna, It's Only the End of the World, My Life as a Zucchini, Chevalier, As I Open My Eyes, Aquarius, Things to Come, Videophilia, Desierto)

Best Editing
The Handmaiden
Green Room
The Lobster
Swiss Army Man
Manchester by the Sea

(Notable Omissions: The Jungle Book, OJ Made in America, Cameraperson)

Best Cinematography
The Handmaiden
Nocturnal Animals

(Notable Omissions: American Honey, Eyes of my Mother, Childhood of a Leader, Free in Deed)

Best Costumes
The Handmaiden
Hail, Caesar!
Nocturnal Animals
The Love Witch
Love & Friendship

(Notable Omissions: Allied, Fantastic Beasts, Miss Peregrine (although I love that coat so much I debated whether it was a potential Halloween costume), Neon Demon, the Dressmaker)

Best Makeup
Nocturnal Animals
Green Room
Swiss Army Man
Doctor Strange
Star Trek Beyond

(Notable Omissions: Neon Demon, Fantastic Beasts)
Best Production Design
The Handmaiden
The Love Witch
Love & Friendship
The VVitch
Green Room
Hail Caesar
Hell or High Water

(Notable Omissions: Neon Demon, Live by Night, Fantastic Beasts)
Best Visual Effects
Doctor Strange
Rogue One
Kubo and the Two Strings
Swiss Army Man

(Notable Omissions: Batman v. Superman, the Shallows, Miss Peregrine's, Fantastic Beasts, the Jungle Book)

Best Score
Moonlight (For being so inventive and beautiful)
The Handmaiden (I've listened to the love theme from this more than anything else. So tie)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Everybody Wants Some!!
High Rise
Swiss Army Man
20th Century Women

Honorable Mention: Stranger Things, Westworld

(Notable Omissions: Neon Demon, Edge of Seventeen, Christine, Midnight Special, The Land, American Honey, Childhood of a Leader)

Best Song/Musical Moment
No Dames! - Hail Caesar
Ralph Fiennes Emotional Rescue - A Bigger Splash
Greatest Love of All - Toni Erdmann
Drive it Like You Stole It - Sing Street
Shiny - Moana
How Far I'll Go - Moana
Chris Hemsworth - Ghostbusters
Practice on the Overpass - The Fits
Rappers Delight - Everybody Wants Some!!
Hello Stranger - Moonlight

(Notable Omissions: American Honey, Divines)

Best Animated Short
Deer Flower
Manoman (full video! 10m)
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes (I KNEW the animator was the same guy who did Metallica's Lemmy video! Here; check out the video for Murder One. It's a great one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mkq6GFLIsk. (I thought it might have also been the same person who did Queens of the Stone Age's videos, including If I had a Tail, but that was the artist Boneface and directed by Liam Brazier.))
Mr. Madila (2015 new to me; full video! 8m)

Best Live Action Short
Thunder Road (full video! 13m)
Project X (full video! 10m)
Dear Mr Shakespeare (full video! 5m) I love this. I love it so much.
Liam and Lenka (2014 - new to me; full video! 18m)
Peace in the Valley (full video! 15m)
The Anthem (2006 - new to me; full video! 5m)
Worldly Desires (2005 - new to me; full video! 40m (I recommend watching the first 5 min at least)
Vapour (2015 - new to me. Can you tell I watched a whole program of Apichatpong Weerasethakul shorts?)
In Attla's Tracks

Best Sound
Green Room
Hacksaw Ridge (that said, yaaaay for Kevin O'Connell!)
Rogue One

(Notable Omissions: Don't Breathe, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Neon Demon)

Best Debut Film
The Fits
Swiss Army Man
Kubo and the Two Strings
10 Cloverfield Lane

(Notable Omissions: Edge of Seventeen, Southside with You,  Kicks, Krisha, Legend of Barney Thompson)

Film I didn't get to that I am most looking forward to:
Sunset Song
American Honey
Always Shine
London Road
Edge of Seventeen
April and the Extraordinary World
Best Quote
"I didn't choose the skuxx life, the skuxx life chose me." - Hunt for the Wilderpeople
"What don't you want?" - Hell or High Water
"We came for a good time, not for a long time" - Everybody Wants Some!!
"Americans really have shown themselves to be a nation of ingrates, only by having children can we begin to understand such dynamic." - Love & Friendship
"I had a feeling that the great word 'respectable' would some day divide us." - Love & Friendship
"That's right! You're about to be killed by a zamboni! ... Tell me where your fucking boss is or you're going to die! In five minutes!" - Deadpool
"Douche: Okay, so...
Queso: Did someone say 'Queso'?
Douche: That's a fucking stretch and you know it, Queso!" - Sausage Party
"Lobsters live for over one hundred years, are blue-blooded like aristocrats, and stay fertile all their lives. I also like the sea very much." - The Lobster
"There were a lot of explosions for two people blending in." - Rogue One

Best Trailer
The Handmaiden
10 Cloverfield Lane
A Bigger Splash
20th Century Women
American Honey
Rogue One teaser
Neon Demon

Best Poster
Moonlight (runner up)
The Lobster (runner up)
American Honey
American Pastoral
The Fits
The Demons
The Love Witch
Certain Women
The Handmaiden
Free Fire
Always Shine
High Rise
Nocturnal Animals
Suicide Squad
The Ornithologist
Little Sister
Notes on Blindness
Portrait of a Garden
Kubo and the Two Strings
10 Cloverfield Lane

Unforgettable Moment Award [SPOILERS]
The argument - Indignation
The party - Toni Erdmann
Would that it were so simple - Hail Caesar!
The Police Station - Manchester by the Sea
Little's questions for Juan - Moonlight
The horse-ride - Certain Women
The Peas - Love & Friendship
The final scene - The Lobster
Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies - Rogue One
The Flashback truth - Arrival
Run off the road - Nocturnal Animals
The Calendar - Deadpool
Meeting Father Ferreira - Silence
Abott & Costello interlude - Doctor Strange
Splitting the baseball - Everybody Wants Some!!