Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Evening – 2010/10/31

It was like any other late autumn evening – quiet, chilly, and colorful.

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A Bird in the Libary – and Cats

10/17: A bird flied into the library – maybe it wanted to study with us. 10/21: I spot a new cat(the first picture) in the campus. Its cry is a little strange. 10/24: Outside the campus, I spotted a cat … Continue reading

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Candyman (1992) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Some urban legend is too (un)real

 “Candyman”(1992) is something we do not come across often. It is not only a scary movie but also an evocative horror movie with the intriguing idea about urban legends. We all know the urban legends have the roots in our … Continue reading

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The Unjust (2010) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Mean System

  There is one scene that strikes me hard in the middle of “The Unjust”. It is one of many unjust things happening on the screen, but none of two main characters who occupy that scene is someone we are … Continue reading

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Motel Hell (1980) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It’s “tastier” than you think!

 You will probably be repulsed by the premise of “Motel Hell”(1980). I talked about it to the peers in my lab in last week and they were all understandably disgusted. However, the movie is a lot funnier than you think. … Continue reading

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Gordon Gekko Strikes Back?

 Despite considerable expectation before its release, Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” is a little disappointing. It criticizes the current situation more or less than it chronicles the recent financial crisis at Wall Street. The movie begins to lose … Continue reading

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Those Autumn Days

Photographed on 2009/11/15

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Cats and geese in Autumn days

While cats became ingratiating when a tuna can was around, urban avian gangs hung around the campus.
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The President’s Analyst (1967) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The loneliest (and the most paranoidal) analyst in the world

While it is one or two steps behind “Dr. Strangelove”, “The President’s Analyst”(1967) is a very good black comedy sniggering at Cold War paranoid. Maybe it is not as ruthless as that great comedy, but the movie romps cheerfully on its subjects with a take-no-prisoner attitude. And during this loony joy ride, we eventually discover that the movie foretold something very accurate more than 40 years ago.
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