"well, I haven't seen Requiem or The Wrestler....but I have seen The Fountain, which I felt was good, but was very confusing and kind of boring in some bits (maybe because of the abstract nature of the material).
I just got home…"
"Requiem for a Dream by far. Its the perfect tragedy, in the classical sense. Things start off bad, get better and then come crashing down. Great score, great acting, great story. A lot of people I talked to perceive it as an anti-drug film and are…"
"Not a big fan...and why.
I've never seen Pi, Requiem for a Dream was a real bummer with about the same rewatching value as Schindler's List plus although she is a striking beauty Jennifer Connely is honestly a bore ( hey…"
"Recently, this director was brought to my attention, not at all pleasingly, along with this kind of praise, which seems like great praise, but for the fact that it's incredibly vague and general. Would you do me a favor and explain to me about…"
The Fountain: Out of Darren Aronofsky's movies (Pi, The Wrestler, Requiem For A Dream) I would say this is my favorite. Now, I think his others are great in their own way, but The Fountain, like Eternal Sunshine, is not the typical love story. The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.See More
"American Beauty - Kevin Spacey did an amazing job in this as the average working man who basically says "f#ck life" and does what he enjoys. Be that getting high, buying the car of his dreams, or getting in shape for the young, blonde…"
"There are way too many movies to choose from, but here are a few that I really enjoy:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: At first, I was very skeptical about Jim Carrey playing a serious role, but he did a grandslam job, as well as Kate…"
"Finally finished reading the book and really enjoyed it. There were parts that were sort of dull, but overall, a good read. What I didn't like though about Ish what how he gave up so easily when teaching the kids. Yes, he succeeded in teaching…"
Cooking, Reading Books, Photography, Spending Time with My Parents and Grandparents, Hearing My Grandparents Life Stories, Playing with My Dogs, Working on the House, Traveling, and much much more
Dan Brown - Angles & Demons, Da Vinci Code, and The Lost Symbol.
Chuck Palahniuk - Lullaby and Survivor.
Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho.
Truman Capote - In Cold Blood.
Tucker Max - I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.
and then I enjoy reading from any of my hundred's of cookbooks.
Rear Window, Fight Club, The Fountain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Godfathers I&II, Goodfellas, Casino, Requiem for a Dream, and Super Troopers.
All music...except not much Rap
Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, Muddy Waters, Keith Urban, Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberist, etc.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
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Hi there Robert. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my relatively new group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
There is a new game, at least new to me, that has a 'real' guitar (strings, frets, picks, etc) that you play. The game includes several songs of varying difficulty and it teaches you how to play those songs. I…"
Lots of lessons and videos, and tons of tabs posted by users for just about any song you could think of, plus some you wouldn't.
Stick with it. Guitar, in this guitarist's opinion, is an easy instrument to start at,…"
This morning I read Brett's how-to guide on being a new Dad, and it got me thinking about my 2 boys. Now that the youngest is around the 17-month mark, I have begun to realize that I will probably never be a "new' father again, so now even though I get to watch and experience new things alongside my sons, I also find myself reflecting on the things we've seen and done already. My personal favorite memory is one that actually happened with my youngest, and caused a fairly energetic spat between…See More