Sunday, October 2, 2011

you're a star in nobody's eyes but mine

i was watching moulin rouge! last night, and don't you just love that movie? i think it may be one of my absolute favorites of all time. which is why it always surprises me when i can't get anyone to watch it. it took me four years to get my cousin to watch it. four. years. and even then i basically tricked her into it. but she liked it, like i knew she would. my sister would never watch it because she "doesn't like sad things." another cousin doesn't like things that are "about old times." and hardly anyone i know will watch a musical with me.

but this isn't a post about the stubbornness and bad movie taste of people i know.

when i was watching the movie, falling even more in love with ewan mcgregor (a common side effect) i decided that he is way to underrated. he has acting talent, an amazing voice, and good looks (though i know a lot of people who would argue with me on that one). but yet, he just never seems to make it to the top lists of most people. and i find that sad.

on another note completely, i recently read geek love and while i was reading it, especially at the beginning, i was more repulsed and disturbed than anything else. now that it's finished, i just want to go back and reread it. that's been happening a lot with me lately. i'll be reading a book and think it's great, and then put it down at the best part for no apparent reason. i'll wash the dishes and fold the laundry and there's really no pull to go back to reading. and other books i feel underwhelmed by, i feel like they're not living up to the potential of the story or the characters, and yet i can't seem to put them down without wanting to pick them right back up.

*Andy, You're a Star - The Killers


  1. anonymous hippopotamusOctober 3, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    i've still never watched it. :D

  2. loser. times a really big number. plus three.

  3. i love you more for stating how you feel about ewan mccgregor, severely underrate. and if you watch his other films that'll make that statement stronger, and i do find him attractive. a couple of weeks ago i saw the ghost writer, and as usual he was spectacular in it. and i do find him attractive, so that doesn't hurt. but i know that whatever movie he is in i can rely on the fact that his acting abilities can carry out the film, he's just that good.

    and what the what!? who doesn't love moulin rouge, it's such a great movie. and the songs are pretty good and it doesn't really feel like what you'd expect from a typical musical. and albeit it is sad, but isn't a movie created to emot feelings, so go with the flow guys.

    (fun fact: the killers' mr. brightside video is based on moulin rouge)

  4. i'm adding ghost writer to the list of movies to watch. i've started to get back into watching movies. it's so exciting because i stopped for a really long time. i don't understand why more people don't feel the same way about him, though. he's just so good.

    apparently my family. sometimes, i wonder how i'm even related to them. i actually watched it for the first time because you told me to and that was when i decided that you have awesome taste in movies.

    and i don't think i knew that about the killers video, but i can totally see that. the killers are just cool like that.