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butter  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Miller's Crossing - Discussion Thread

I liked Miller's Crossing overall. It won't go into my favorite movies list, but it was worth a watch. It was good and gangstery.

I hadn't heard of this movie before and didn't read anything about it, so I didn't know going in that it was a Coen brothers movie. I took a film class on the Coen brothers in college, so seeing John Turturro and Frances McDormand got me wondering if it was one of their movies. Then seeing Barton Arms as the name of the apartments where Tom lived pretty much solidified my hunch.

butter  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Miller's Crossing - Discussion Thread

I just watched it, and the language was difficult for me. It pulled me out of the movie so many times because it sounded silly and felt kind of forced. That's probably my 21st century ears more than a problem with the film, though. Perhaps.

butter  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 10, 2014

HI!

butter  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 10, 2014

I feel like I just stumbled into a private conversation.

butter  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: How do you define happiness?

That's a good question, and I think it varies not just by person, but by moment and ... I guess perspective of that moment? I don't know how else to explain that. But, for example, I'm super happy right this minute because I just bought some plane tickets to somewhere I've wanted to go for a really long time. Does that make me "happy" in my life overall right now? As in, when I look back on this general time period will I say I was happy then? Probably not because of that instance specifically...but hopefully it will be part of the things that made me happy at this time. And I like to think that when I look back at my life overall, I'll be able to see it through a "happy" lens and not focus on those miseries that we all suffer through in some way or another.

I think if you ask people if they're happy in this moment vs. if they're happy overall, you'll probably get two different answers quite often.

butter  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Movie Club - Voting Thread #3

Mmmmmyes, quite.

I'm in!

butter  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Where Art Thou Hubski?

That was much more than a hint! New Zealand is high on my travel wish list. Some day..... =)

butter  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Where Art Thou Hubski?

That water is beautiful! Can you hint at the country/state/region? :)

butter  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Where Art Thou Hubski?

Somewhere in Missouri. I wish it was more exotic. :(

butter  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Movie Club - Voting Thread #3

What's this movie club? Is it essentially a book club, but ... you know ... with movies? :)

butter  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: What are you procrastinating?

OMG. Do you want the whole list or just the top 10? I'm currently procrastinating: sweeping & mopping my kitchen, choosing a topic for a paper, writing an assignment that's due at midnight, reading about 4 different text books, finishing putting the laundry away, and making an appointment for something that I need an appointment for.

Why do I do it? I don't know. Obviously some things are more pressing than others, and I'll feel better when any/all of them get done. But here I am, making my rounds on the internet and dreaming of being somewhere else. :/