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matt daniels

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[01 Jan 2007|10:25am]
Happy New Year.

My Favorite Albums of 2006
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Tour Dates [07 Nov 2006|06:24am]
Keeping this for memory.

December 6: CANNIBAL CORPSE, Dying Fetus, NECROPHAGIST, Unmerciful
February 1: Dark Funeral, ENSLAVED, Abigail Williams
February 2: ATHEIST
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[02 Oct 2006|07:12am]
Pitchfork's review of Jet's new album.
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[30 Sep 2006|12:35am]
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[26 Sep 2006|08:28pm]
Bill Clinton is a pimp.
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[18 Sep 2006|02:47am]
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[14 Sep 2006|04:06am]
Watch it.
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[11 Sep 2006|06:46pm]
[ mood | bored ]

My Interests Collage!Collapse )

Create your own! Originally Written By ga_woo, Hosted and ReWritten by darkman424
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[06 Sep 2006|06:07am]
allmusic gave Paris Hilton's CD four and a half stars.

I shit you not.

Four and a half stars.
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[02 Sep 2006|01:51am]
The problem is: AMT/Ruins aren't touring Florida.

Those assholes.
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[15 Aug 2006|03:41am]
Dragonforce live made the area between my balls and anus tingle.
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[03 Aug 2006|07:55pm]
Saturday, as part of the Essentials series, they're showing The Treasure of the Sierra Madre on TCM.

As part of a tribute to Bogart, here are my ten favorite of his films, ranked:

10. Angels with Dirty Faces
9. To Have and Have Not
8. Key Largo
7. The Maltese Falcon
6. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
5. Sabrina
4. The African Queen
3. Casablanca
2. The Big Sleep
1. In a Lonely Place

Having never seen The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, this may be updated after I see it. High Sierra and Dead End narrowly missed the cut.

P.S. Bogart was only 5'7" 1/2 and 120 pounds, but he's manlier than you will ever be.
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[25 Jul 2006|05:02am]
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La Règle du jeu [21 Jul 2006|09:51am]
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"Take two classic films from 1939: Selznick's Gone With the Wind and Renoir's La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game). There's room enough to love both films--the all-time success and the box office failure, the landmark and the masterpiece. But observe how fully the Renoir picture is committed to real nature and human nature: the array of characters in which the people seem more from life than from a fashion magazine; the general eschewing of adoring close-ups by Renoir in favor of a camera style that keeps people in groups, in social interaction; the way the French film employs locations, a true out-of-doors and real rooms. Wheraeas, for Selznick, Georgia was a place not visited until the film's premiere. His southern mansions, his Atlanta, his battlefields are fabricated on sets and on the back lot, or even painted on glass. Studio control attends everything and makes it handsome, significant, or vivid. There is never a dull moment or a plain view in Gone With the Wind; is that one reason why it feels so removed from real life? On the other hand, the Renoir film--indeed, the entire body of Renoir's work--makes us feel the relationship between fiction and life, meaning and chaos."
- The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood, David Thomson

This is the only movie I have seen in which the technical perfection can compete with Citizen Kane's.
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[14 Jul 2006|10:29pm]
Afro Samurai is the story of a Black samurai in a futuristic yet feudal Japan who is on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father. Afro is a warrior who travels a solitary path encountering a myriad of enemies, friends, and challenges beyond imagination.
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[29 Jun 2006|07:14pm]
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"The murderer is the link between two screen families; in him, the tendencies embodied by the philistine and the somnambulist finally fuse with each other. He is not simply a fortuitous compound of the habitual killer and the submissive petty bourgeois; according to his confession, the modernized Cesare is a killer because of his submission to the imaginary Caligari within him. His physical appearance sustains the impression of his complete immaturity - an immaturity which also accounts for the rampant growth of his murderous instincts."
- From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film, Siegfried Kracauer

M may or may not be my new favorite movie.
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The hammer is my weapon of choice. [04 Jun 2006|04:32pm]
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[17 May 2006|05:00pm]

You fit in with:

Your ideals mostly resemble that of a Humanist. Although you do not have a lot of faith, you are devoted to making this world better, in the short time that you have to live. Humanists do not generally believe in an afterlife, and therefore, are committed to making the world a better place for themselves and future generations.

20% scientific.
60% reason-oriented.

Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com
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[02 May 2006|02:45pm]
Birth of a Nation on TCM at 8 tonight.

If you have the balls to watch it, remember that everything in it was new.
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[30 Apr 2006|06:33pm]
Stephen Colbert at White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Part 1
Part 2
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