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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Continuing the list! 39-30

39 Waitress (Adrienne Shelly, 2007)
38 Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman, 2004)
37 Not on the Lips (Alain Resnais, 2003)
36 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbitt (Steve Box, Nick Park, 2005) 35 Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry, 2000)
34 Hustle and Flow (Craig Brewer, 2005)
33 WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
32 Spellbound (Jeffrey Blitz, 2002)
31 Visitor, The (Thomas McCarthy, 2007)
30 Reader, The (Stephen Daldry, 2008)

In hindsight, The Visitor, which has one of my favorite ending scenes, should have been higher.

Here's a clip from Not on the Lips:

I'm in love with my satellite radio.
My favorite channels:
Iceberg--All CanCon all the time, everything from The Hip to Broken Social Scene and a bunch of shit I've never heard of.

World Radio Network--The title is fairly self-explanatory. I was listening to Radio Romania on my drive home today.

CBC Radio One--news from Canadaland

BBC World Service--upcoming: a report on East German doping. I'm all ears.

Sirius XMU--the "college" radio station.

First Wave--new wave and early alternative. They need to lay off Depeche Mode, The Cure, and The Clash. Maybe they can play more oddities like FYC's "Johnny Come Home" and The Monroes' "What Do All the People Know."


Blogger Yum-Yum said...

Waitress was the best pregnancy movie I saw in 2007.

I always stop to watch the home studio parts of Hustle & Flow whenever I come across it on cable (it seems to be on BET at least once a week).

The indifference on the faces of the passersby as he played his drum in the subway were pretty accurate.

The Reader? Really? Just kidding, I haven't seen it.

Oh, and thanks for providing a clip of "Not on the Lips," because that's the only flick out of this group I wasn't familiar with.

Note to self: Include more references to East German doping in future entries.

Broken Social Scene, there are a like, a hundred people in that band.

Your complaint about stations like First Wave is quite common (enough already with "I Ran"). By the way, my "80s station" plays "Johnny Come Home." :)

A new season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada begins August 11, yo. It's gonna be sick.

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Blogger Karim Amir said...

I didn't know you saw The Visitor. And don't knock The Reader till you try it. :) Actually, we were expecting some crappy Oscar bait flick, but d. and I wound up being pleasantly surprised.

It must cost a fortune for Broken Social Scene to tour with all the fucking people in the band.

I watch WAY too much reality television, but I've never watched any of the dancing ones.

Today, I heard Fiction Factory's "(Feels Like) Heaven" on First Wave, which sure beats the at least twice a day airing of "Train in Vain."

I also discovered the indie CBC station. More Canadian bands I've never heard of...

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