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the giraffe

About my collections

My collection can beat up your collection.

Currently reading whatever my daughter wants read to her. Hopefully one day soon she'll figure out how to read & I can read for myself again. Not that I don't enjoy reading to her, but I miss reading for me.


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Funny Face
 Funny Face 5/10
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Re-watch - April 22nd

Unofficial 1963 double feature

I say unofficial because while I did watch this & The Birds back-to-back at Alamo Drafthouse, to do so I had to hit two separate theatres. Fortunately this was screened early enough that I had plenty of time to get across town & still catch the pre-show entertainment for the film below. Now, prior to this screening Drafthouse had showed Mad, Mad World twice over the weekend & I was bummed I couldn't go. Well because they love me they wound up adding another screening on my day off, so I HAD to go. Best of all, they screened it in 70mm Panavision which is the way it was originally released. The print was beautiful, in excellent condition aside from a couple of missing frames (not bad at all for a film that's been around over 50 years). AND the intermission had recorded dialogue playing of the cops radioing in with updates on the characters' progress while the audience took the break, which I'd never heard before. Thus I spent about 3 hours in comedic & cinematic bliss, and when it ended I told Drafthouse that if they'll screen this print once per decade I'll throw my physical copy away (they said, "deal").
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Be Kind Rewind

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Young Ones
The Young Ones

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The Babadook
The Accused
Funny Face
Boys Don

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City of God
American Psycho

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Watched In April 2015 (11 movies items)
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Moviewatcher122's 2015 Film Diary: April (40 movies items)

"Nice to see love for Inside Man & Suicide Kings. I'm due for a re-watch of both those films."

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Movie Diary April 2015 (17 movies items)
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SML96's Movie Diary: April 2015 (10 movies items)

"Oh good, someone hated The Fast & the Furious as much as I did. And hey we both watched Charlie Bartlett this month. Cool."

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Movie Diary - April 2015
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Movie Diary April 2015

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The Man Who Never Was
First viewing - April 12th
I've watched far too much modern cinema this month, so I decided to dig up something old school. Netflix highly recommended this one to me, and while I didn't love it like they expected, I did enjoy it. It was very cool to learn about this lesser-known story of WWII, and I liked that there are no unnecessary subplots or deviations. The film focuses squarely on the tale it has to tell & thus works very well. The cast is solid across the board, and I liked the humor sprinkled throughout. Best of all it's a wartime film that's not overly focused on the battles, which I found refreshing. It didn't cross the line of greatness for me, but it's definitely worth checking out & I might even watch it again some time. Currently streaming on Netflix
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Movies the giraffe watched in 2015: April (29 movies items)

"@Bml93 - The first three sequels popped up with the original on Netflix, so I may tackle them at some point. No rush for now though."

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The Dead Zone
The Birds
Ex Machina
Kill List
Flirting with Disaster

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About me

A few notes to my fellow Listal users:

- If we have NOT interacted on here in some way (an exchange of votes, comments, messages, etc.) then I will DENY your friend request. That said, I'm always open to finding new people that share my interests, I just don't like adding people as friends when I have no idea who they are.
- I used to stop by everyone's profile to say thanks for votes, but lately it seems like people don't care much about that. So if you vote for something of mine, just know that it's appreciated & I thank you. I may still occasionally say thanks, but I'm not going to make a frequent habit of it anymore.
- I will definitely drop by your profile to discuss comments, unless you don't have a comments section where I can do so. In such cases I will most likely reply in a comment that follows yours.
- PLEASE only leave me comments to check out lists that you know I'd be interested in. And for the record I'm NEVER interested in lists of "hot" people, unless there's some content mocking them or something to make them interesting. I can find eye candy just fine if I want to, thanks.


Here are links to the lists of my lists, provided for easier browsing by you

Movie lists guide

Best of and favorites lists (movies)

Music lists guide

DVD lists guide

Misc. lists guide (for all the rest)

the giraffe and friends' 30 days lists, a list of all of my 30 day meme lists, the ones that helped shape them, and the ones my lists have influenced

Concert junkie. Music addict. Book devourer. Movie lover. Watcher of quality TV only. Willing to give new things a chance. Hater of advertisements & mediocrity. Giraffe/human hybrid. Doesn't fit into boxes well.

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Movies the giraffe watched in 2015: April (29 items)
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Netflix Instant Project for 2015 (35 items)
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Posted: 2 days, 16 hours ago at Apr 25 12:44
Cheers, man. I assume by commentary you mean the trivia track. I thought it'd be a nice touch for those who care enough.

I actually have tonnes & tonnes of footage, enough to make an alternative cut of the movie, and I do want to make a documentary on the whole process. I'm kinda buried in all the TV shows I'm watching right now, but the documentary would be my next big undertaking. I'm doing paid video work at the moment with my awesome equipment that I keep augmenting, too :)

Have a good weekend too, mate! It's Anzac Day today, the hundredth anniversary. Big day in Oz. Especially potent due to my time in the army.
Posted: 6 days, 1 hour ago at Apr 22 4:12
Did you hear that Netflix finally came to Australia about a month ago? It's been non-stop for me ever since, haha. I mainly watch TV shows though, just binged through Arrow. Now I've decided to catch up on Game of Thrones.

So Dolph signed my Expendables trilogy Blu-ray with "Bring it, Happy Feet!" and I got more photos and such. I won a Skin Trade t-shirt on Friday, and wore it for the premiere on Sunday. Dolph liked very much. Ah, such awesome.

Still waiting for you to watch my movie ;)
Posted: 2 weeks, 1 day ago at Apr 12 14:25
Thanks for the image vote!
Posted: 2 weeks, 1 day ago at Apr 12 11:03
Haha all good mate.

Dolph was a gentle giant and a pleasure to meet. I wrote a report for Manly Movie:

He signed my Universal Soldier Blu-ray with "I'm all ears."

I'm attending Dolph's Brisbane event this coming Friday, and I'll be going to the Skin Trade world premiere (Dolph & Tony Jaa) on Sunday, with Dolph attending.
Posted: 2 weeks, 5 days ago at Apr 8 17:20
Still waiting for your thoughts on my full movie, boyo ;)

P.S. Dolph Lundgren & Rocky IV tomorrow!
Posted: 1 month ago at Mar 24 13:58
Thanks for the image votes, giraffe! Have a great afternoon and evening. :)
Posted: 1 month, 1 week ago at Mar 17 11:02
Thanks for the Picture vote, the giraffe!
Have a nice day.
Posted: 1 month, 4 weeks ago at Feb 28 0:07
Heh, I was just looking back on my list of films I wanted to see at the cinema but never will... Rocky 4 is on there. Funny, because I'm going to a Rocky 4 screening in April, with Dolph fucking Lundgren in attendance. I will be getting a meet and greet, a photo with him, and an autograph on top of the Q&A before the movie....
Posted: 2 months ago at Feb 21 6:28
And I'm now following you ;)

I'm probably more likely to post updates on Twatter about film stuff.
Posted: 2 months, 1 week ago at Feb 17 6:10


I can't say much except, nothing is confirmed. And I now own thousands of dollars worth of quality camera gear.
Posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago at Feb 12 16:33
Thanks for your contribution! You can check the end-result :
Posted: 3 months ago at Jan 27 0:45

Thanks for the list vote and the comment. I would highly recommend The Oblong Box. Edgar Allen Poe & Vincent Price, what more could you ask for? :-)
Posted: 3 months ago at Jan 25 2:53
Posted: 3 months ago at Jan 21 21:52
Of course you can follow me on Twitter, that's sort of the point. I'm over at and my tweets are about 50/50 between English and Finnish. Finnish tweets pertain mostly to, well, Finnish stuff.

I also watched Black Mirror a few months back. I like it, though the concept to each episode seems more juicy than the execution. The second episode is great though. A solid example of gamification in real-world appliances. I still have yet to watch the Christmas episode though.
Posted: 3 months, 1 week ago at Jan 19 10:57
Thanks for the Picture votes, the giraffe! Have a nice week.
Posted: 3 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 2 2:37
Thanks for the Picture votes, the giraffe! Happy New Year to you.
Posted: 3 months, 3 weeks ago at Dec 31 13:50
Just wanted to wish you a great and amazing start of a new year, and thank you for all the support all through this year, keep being awesome ;D!!
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Posted: 5 months ago at Nov 22 14:38
Thanks for your list and picture votes!