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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Music

I've checked out some new music this month. I found some nice songs from Blalocks ( and I found some new bands by googling "George Dorn Screams"+"Festivals" and googled through the bands playing at the "OFF Festival" in Poland.

First band I want to introduce is Gift Horse from USA:

Next song: I think you will be surpriced me putting this video up, but I actually think this song from Anni Rossi is quite cool:

And, at last the Chicago band Apteka who played at the OFF Festival in 2006:

I couldn't find any videos with good sound, but you should check out their myspace site:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Dog Pound, 5150 Rue des Ormes, Bungalow

Dog Pound (2010)

We follow three teenagers in a youth prison. The movie deals with the life inside the walls, friendship, bullies, guard – prisoner relations and revenge.
I didn’t get attached to the movie until about halfway through the story. It did really build up and explore like a good post rock song.
The cast was okay, the soundtrack was maybe a bit too “noisy” and I didn’t think it suited the different scenes from time to time. Overall, the movie had a strong story and I don’t regret I saw it.

My rating: 7,5/10

5150, Rue des Ormes / 5150 Elm's Way (2009)

French interesting thriller about a 22 year old boy, who is riding his bike in his new neighborhood, crashes and asks a man to call for a taxi. Bleeding from his scratches he walks into the man’s house and suddenly hears someone scream for help. He walks up in the second floor towards the screams and discovers a wounded man, locked inside a room. Soon he will be the one who is hold prisoner in the house with the crazy family.
Very thrilling and exciting movie, but with some weak points here and there.

My rating: 8/10

Bungalow (2002)

I don’t know why I haven’t used the word “minimalistic” before. I have seen a lot of minimalistic movies, and Bungalow is definitely one of them. German movie this is, about a young soldier who is returning home running away from the army. Home, he meets his brother with his new girlfriend (Trine Dyrholm). The latter is very hot and the young soldier thinks so too.
Before I watched this I read one of the few reviews on imdb, which said that either you will hate this movie, or you will love it. I agree. If you are not interested in the main character, or for slow-going story, you may not like this. I did.

My rating: 8/10

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Frozen (2010)

Woah! This was creepy.
The storyline is pretty simple: Three people get stuck in an alpine ski lift at a night where no one knows they are up there, and it is very far down. The only ones that see them up there are some blood hungry wolves. And it’s freezing cold.
Great acting, great script and creepy and disgusting moments. I actually felt a bit bad in my stomach after watching this one. Very exciting movie.

My rating: 8,5/10

Friday, September 10, 2010

1 % of one

I have been a fan of Pavement and Stephen Malkmus for a while, but haven't paid much attention to his side project "Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks" before now. Oh my god, I loooove this song:


Thursday, September 9, 2010


Sügisball / Autumn Ball (2007)

Veiko Õunpuu – wow. This Estonian director really can do his magic. As with “Püha Tõnu kiusamine” (The Temptation of St. Tony) this movie is so different, so original, so powerful, so strange than most of the movies I usually come over.
This story deals with a bunch of sad people and their sad relationships. I’m actually not so fond of many character stories in movies, but this I enjoyed.
Even though the sad story, there are plenty of funny scenes and dialogs that kicks it up.
What the director is really capable of is to get the viewer sucked in the atmosphere, using beautiful cinematography, powerful soundtrack, unpredictable and surprising scenes. The acting is super, everything is great. As with his other movie, I didn’t understand the whole of this. Maybe I understood 1/3. When I mentioned great soundtrack, I can tell you that there was music from Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Nick Cave and Bohren und der Club of Gore.
One minus with the movie: maybe too long.

My rating: 9/10

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Celda 211, Püha Tõnu kiusamine

Celda 211/ Cell 211 (2009)

Thrilling Spanish prison movie this is. I smell a Hollywood remake of this one.
Juan is getting a guide through a prison where he will be working his next days. In the middle of the tour, the inmates make a riot, taking over some blocks in the prison and Juan is caught inside. His only way to survive is to pretend he is a real prisoner, and he does so. With the other crazy inmates he befriends the leader of the riot, Malamadre, who fully believes Juan is one of his own kinds.
Why did I like it? Well, it was never boring, the cast was great (almost every inmate looked real), it contained a lot of disgusting real-looking blood scenes, and there was an interesting story.

My rating: 7,5/10

Püha Tõnu kiusamine/ The Temptation of St. Tony (2009)

Wow… This Estonian strange, absurd, interesting movie really deserves a “wow”. I can’t believe it isn’t more known. It would, if it was an American movie, that’s for sure! On imdb there are only 195 votes with an average rating of 7,2/10.
Well, it’s kind of hard to describe what the movie is about, but I can try:
It’s about a factory manager who recently lost his father. On his way home from the funeral he drives over a dog, and when he drags the dog into a forest he discovers a bunch of sawed off hands. He reports the findings to a police station, and there he kind of rescues a beautiful woman.
This strange, mystical, funny, scary movie is in black and white and has a very beautiful cinematography. It’s stylish, original… really interesting thing. I’ve never seen something like this. It could be compared with some of David Lynch’s movies, maybe Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, and maybe Roy Anderson.
Everything in this movie is extraordinary; powerful suitable soundtrack, the acting, the nice images and the mystical story. I didn’t understand the whole of it, but enough to just sit back and enjoy. I’m looking forward to read a full analysis of it, if it’s available.

My rating: 9,5/10

Sunday, September 5, 2010



Its been a long time I've heard such a beautiful song like this. Dreamend is a completely new band to me, but I'll guess I'm going to listen to them a lot more this month.