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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Mazel Tov!

In the event you didn’t get the memo - I own the month of February.

Each year, the 1st to the 28th (or 29th in a Leap Year) day of the month are dedicated to moi and I have the paperwork to prove it.
 
Yes, 'The Festival of Tough Love Tamvakis' is upon us - each day a celebration, each night a parade that will rise to a crescendo on the 16th and continue to play out like a satisfying symphony for the remaining days of the month. Expect an abundance of cake, dancing unicorns and French champagne. Hurrah!
 
We have got a party on our hands. Brace yourselves people...Brace yourselves.





Watch it!

I have a dirty little secret...I am a cinephile. There, it's out. And it feels gooooood.

A cinephile is a devoted moviegoer and I, ladies and gentlemen, have given my heart to celluloid. Don't get me wrong, I am a fan of the written word. In fact a great film, an inspired book and some Gelato - well that's my kind of menage a trois. Truth be told, a great film is usually the result of a story, a dialogue, a funny, dramatic or beautifully written prose and when united with the appropriate direction, production, cinematography and killer soundtrack, an undeniably formidable force.

The best thing about the recent holidays (other than birthday cake for Baby Jesus and learning a couple of chords on the guitar) was having more time to indulge my love affair and much like Depeche Mode circa 1981 - I just could not get enough. Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Animation, Documentary, Foreign...I soaked it up like a Chux Superwipe!

Here’s a snapshot of my cinematic portfolio (in no particular order of preference) during my extended break. I hope you're inspired to get amongst some cinematic pleasure. I certainly don’t expect to be slowing down anytime soon. It's Oscar season after all! Note to self, best stock up on Gelato...

Tower Heist

King Fu Panda 2

The Boat that Rocked

Beautiful Lies
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/68770/beautiful-lies/trailers/25966199/

The Guard
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/69126/the-guard/trailers/26259008/

Oceans
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/68785/oceans/

Midnight in Paris
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/69390/midnight-in-paris/trailers/26921581/

MissRepresentation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gkIiV6konY

Bride and Prejudice
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/12108/bride-and-prejudice/

Babies

The Tempest
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/24311/the-tempest/trailers/24939014/

The Descendants
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/69028/the-descendants/trailers/27559263/

Thor
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/68559/thor/trailers/25311974/

The Incredibles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZbzbC9285I

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/68558/sherlock-holmes-a-game-of-shadows/trailers/27511626/

Brotherhood of the Wolf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSjvrlDxlaQ

Puss in Boots
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/68719/puss-in-boots/trailers/25819437/

The Rum Diary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YUx36yLLug

The Iron Lady
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/69097/the-iron-lady/trailers/27428400/

The Ides of March
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/68974/the-ides-of-march/trailers/26761984/

L’Amour Fou
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hUaJf0LIxQ

The Artist
http://au.movies.yahoo.com/movie/69266/the-artist/trailers/27910555/