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I have, since the last movies post, been able to watch three more films that have been nominated in some fashion at the Oscars. These three were Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hobbit. I must say that I enjoyed all three films but in different ways and for different reasons. In addition, there were also noticeable flaws which felt formulaic and sometimes dull.

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Les Miserables: Tom Hooper- Les Miserables is more than a movie for me. It was more like an experience. Ever since I watched this film, it has been pedaling in my brain more and more frequently, like riding a bike uphill, slowly gaining momentum, ready for the fall (in love). This classic story brings in several themes swimming with love, human rights, inner conflict, tragedy and ethics. For a film to to cover all of these basis and actually make you feel something beyond a roller coaster of emotions is impressive to say the least. Though the film is somewhat over the top as most Blockbusters tend to do, I floated along happily in all its sensationalism. In other words, it worked. The live singing was also incredible. Who doesn’t love everything Tom Hooper does anyway?

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We shall not. No, I should not discuss the results of my meager attempt at NanoWriMo. It was sad, and I was lame. I spent more time felting and knitting than drawing up characters, imagining a plot and portraying thought. OH WELL. There is always next year, right? Let’s focus on the positive, rather. There is one more month left in 2012, and I shall set some mini goals:

1. blog 6 Decembers posts (this counts as one- BOOM)

2. see December 2012 films & any missed films from the year in order to produce an adequate top 10 listing

3. prepare & organize felt shop for launch in Q1 2013

4. make plans for New Years Eve (or at least really try to)

Lastly, I just want to mention that yesterday was my Cairn Terrier (Wallace) birthday! He turned 3 and is as precious as ever. Here is a picture of my little buddy: wallace

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