May 26, 2011


just read this on the Nasa website :

NASA is ending attempts to regain contact with the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, which last communicated on March 22, 2010. "
full article

The spirit landed on mars in 2004 for a 3 month mission , but three months became 6 years . They lost contact with the little robot on 22th of march 2010 , chances are big the machine didn't survive the last hard martian winter

Aww poor robot , it kind of looks like wall-e and xkcd made a comic about spirit a while back:
(click for bigger version)

May 23, 2011


A few months ago when the last of my pet mice died , my grandfather bought me a hamster (he didn't like mice).
I choose a hyperactive teeny-tiny Roborowski dwarf hamster, the smallest and fasters of all hamsters.
At first it was impossible to take any pictures because she was so fast and terrified of the camera but now I finally managed to take a non-blurry picture.
So I present you : Kiff (named after the green squishy thing from futurama)

May 19, 2011

the movie challenge completion : first and last movie you have watched

first movie you ever remember watching :

I'm not sure about this but I think it's snow white.

Last movie you watched:

Yesterday I saw blade runner again, I love the whole look of the film and how they styled the big rainy city. Favourite scene has to be Roy's speech right before he "dies".

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I’ve watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those … moments will be lost in time, like tears…in rain.
Time to die"

May 12, 2011

day 27 : movie with your favourite villain

Villains are awesome, and this is a tough choice but I'm going for a more unconventional approach of a villain here :
Unbreakable - M night shyamalan ,
with Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price

I loved his speech at the ending of the film :
"In a comic, you know how you can tell who the arch-villain's going to be?
He's the exact opposite of the hero, and most time's they're friends, like you and me. I should've known way back when. You know why, David?
Because of the kids. They called me Mr. Glass."

May 11, 2011

Day 26: Movie you're most embarrassed to say you like

Titanic :D I've must have watched it 10 000 times when I was a kid and I still love that movie

plus Kate is awesome

May 9, 2011

Day 24: Movie with your favorite soundtrack

I'm a soundtrack geek I can't just choose one :D really.
so instead of the favourite movie here are my favourite composers :

First and most important : Clint Mansell.

My all time favourite soundtrack composer in the history of ever !
Everybody knows this guy from the "requiem for a dream" soundtrack and more specific from the overused Lux Aeterna.
Don't get me wrong I love lux aeterna I just don't think it's necessary to use it in every ff'n movie trailer.
And the Requiem for a dream soundtrack has other great tunes like "summer hope ouverture" or "conney Island dreaming" or the "ghosts of a future lost".

I also adore the music mansell composed for the fountain,another great Aronofsky film.
without his soundtrack the movie wouldn't be half as awesome as it is now.

And of course moon,a homage to 70's science fiction by duncan jones. This soundtrack isn't as dramatic as the previous 2, but it fits the film perfectly.

some links to grooveshark:

Requiem for a dream:
Ghosts of a future lost
summer hope ouverture
The fountain:
Death is the road to awe
We're not programs GERTY ,we're people

2.John Murphy

I only know his "28 days later" soundtrack and I loved it.
In the house-in a heartbeat is my undisputed favourite. this is also the most dramatic scene of the film( to bad I couldn't find it on youtube).
in the house-in a heartbeat
full 28 days later album

honourable mentions:

-Hannibal soundtrack by Hanz zimmer
-Velvet goldmine soundtrack (various artist:placebo, thom yorke,brian eno and more awesomeness).
- Deathproof soundtrack (various)
- Across the universe : the actors did some really good Beatles covers
- most of the Disney films : no explanation needed

Day 23: Movie that inspires you

honestly , I have no idea :/

May 4, 2011

Day 21: movie with your favourite actor

Priscilla queen of the dessert :D
With Hugo Weaving as Mitz/Tick, but weaving is great in any movie.
I've been a fan of Weaving since the matrix and I think it's great he has a great diversity in his role-picking : Elrond (lotr) agent Smith(matrix) - V- Mitzi - Abberline(wolfman)...

With Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus, because Commodus is awesome :D and so is Phoenix .

and last but not least :
Hopkins in the hannibal trilogy but I'm saving that one for the villain list

May 3, 2011

day 20: movie with your favourite actress

V for vendetta by the wachowski brothers,
with natalie portman as evey.

Memento by christopher nolan,
With Carrie-Anne Moss as Natalie

May 2, 2011

and the hero of today is...

Obama for dissing fox news AND showing a bit of the lion king :D
= epic fucking win... eat that Trump

Day 19: Film that made you cry the hardest

This has to be the bubble (buah-ha)
I was a teary mess when I left the theatre after watching this one

The story is about 3 friends in Tel Aviv , Noam Lulu and Yali who share an appartment together and live a fairly bohemian life. Tel Aviv is called a "bubble" because it's consirered as a sort of peaceful "island" within a tumultuous region.
Noam and Yali are both gay and in the film Noam gets into a relationship with Ashraf a Palestine he met while doing his army duty at checkpoint Nabulus .
I can't tell to much about the story without spoiling the whole film but the ending is really tragic.

the flatmates & ashraf

From the second of May ...

...Reminds me of the summer time
On this winter's day

See you at the bitter end !

Happy placebo day everyone !

May 1, 2011

Day 18: Film that is your guilty pleasure


I only love this movie because it looks so good visually(+ Jolie), the story is really lame :)

day 17: least favourite book adaptation

Has to be Harry potter 6. It was horrible ... the book was MUCH better