Author Archives: GuadiRC

Movies – Good Bye, Lenin!

The future lay in our hands. Uncertain, yet promising. After months in a coma, Alex’ mom wakes up. The news of East Germany falling down while she was asleep would be fatal for a socialist idealist like her, so Alex … Continue reading

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Movies – Léon

I want to be a cleaner, just like you. I had never heard a word about this film until a glorious day my mom came to me and said “there’s a movie tonight on television, it stars Jean Reno and … Continue reading

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Books – El Eternauta

The only valid heroe is the heroe in group, never the individual heroe, the heroe alone. El Eternauta has become a classic of Argentinian graphic novels over the years, and there are more than one reason why we should pay attention … Continue reading

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Books – The War of the Worlds

Are we such apostles of mercy as to complain if the Martians warred in the same spirit? Encouraged by the Sci-Fi reading challenge I joined this year and accompanied by a love for classics, I decided to go to the … Continue reading

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Movies – Hugo

If the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this movie. Hugo is one of the big names for this … Continue reading

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Movies – War Horse

Wherever you are, I will find you and I will bring you home. Steven Spielberg comes back with another of his war epic movies, but this time the protagonist is a horse called Joey. He’s born and raised by Albert … Continue reading

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Books – Pride and Prejudice

The misfortune of speaking with bitterness is a most natural consequence of the prejudices I had been encouraging. Pride and Prejudice is the story of five sisters whose mother’s only will is to see them well married. It is through the … Continue reading

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Movies – The Help

God says we need to love our enemies. It hard to do. But it can start by telling the truth. Here’s a movie I would have totally ignored hadn’t it been one of the big contestants for this year’s awards … Continue reading

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Books – Journey to the Center of the Earth

We see that science is eminently perfectible, and that each theory has constantly to give way to a fresh one. I’ve always admired Jules Verne for being so ahead of his time. Isn’t it amazing that he wrote about space … Continue reading

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Movies – Midnight in Paris

That’s what the present is. It’s a little unsatisfying because life is unsatisfying. In Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen tells us the story of a man in love with another time. And he does it in a very magical way, … Continue reading

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Series – Modern Family

One big (straight, gay, multi-cultural, traditional) happy family. I really don’t know why, but ever since Modern Family was aired on television I had always avoided it. I just thought it would be one of those new not-at-all-funny sitcoms that come out … Continue reading

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Books – The Walking Dead

Things? You mean those monsters there are at the hospital? Who are you? What the hell is going on? I’ve never been that into zombie stories, but I happen to love the TV series The Walking Dead. I could watch … Continue reading

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Books – If on a winter’s night a traveler

You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino’s new novel, If on a winter’s night a traveler. If on a winter’s night a traveler (translated from the Italian Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore) is a very particular book. The protagonist is a … Continue reading

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Series – Awkward

My moment in the spotlight sucked some serious ass. Looking for something to watch on TV this summer, my brother came across an MTV series called Awkward. I had my doubts, that channel doesn’t stand out for offering quality material. … Continue reading

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Books – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Everyone has secrets. It’s just a matter of finding out what they are. Män som hatar kvinnor (translated in English as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)  was published posthumously after the death of its Swedish authour Stieg Larsson. Counting on … Continue reading

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Movies – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

He is the chosen one. He will bring balance. Train him. Sixteen years after the end of the original Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983), a prequel of it was released. Avid fans all over the world were awaiting it full of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, you filthy animal! (and a Happy New Year)

Today I was watching Home Alone 2 (for the twentieth time, I guess), and once again I laughed out loud with this scene. It may not convey the most christmasy message, but I thought it was great to post it … Continue reading

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Books – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany’s, then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name. The book by Truman Capote that inspired the timeless Breakfast at Tiffany’s is likely to surprise … Continue reading

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Random – 2012 Reading Challenges

This year, I decided to sign up for three different Reading Challenges. Here I’ll keep the record of my progress, and every time I read one book from the list, I’ll write a review of it and link it here. … Continue reading

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Movies – Vertigo

And if you lose me, then you’ll know I loved you. And I wanted to go on loving you. Lately, I’ve been interested in watching classic films. I started simply for curiosity, but then I found out I actually enjoy … Continue reading

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