year 12 2013

Things I Have Learned Since Watching KDrama

1. The first male lead is always selfish , rude but no matter how he is , he will always get the girl .

2. The female lead is always poor and but has the best cellphone .

3. The female lead always have two cute friend who are also poor .

4. The second male lead will always be caring , supportive and will always find the female lead when something extreme happens but no matter how perfect and caring he is , he will never get the girl .

5. The Second male leads always has family issues and always ends up fixing it .

6. First Kiss is soo important .

7. Mostly every couple are childhood lovers .

8. Evil rich mothers are everywhere

9. There’s always last minute concussion where the female lead or the male lead forget eachother and end up trusting someone they just met .

10. You can storm out of a restaurant if you are angry with out paying .

11. The first male is always good at everything but does not have a good personality .

12. The female lead always looks ugly but transforms herself into this beautiful butterfly in the end of the Drama .

The Signs As The Most Beloved Movie Quotes
  • Aries: “I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!” (Network, 1976)
  • Taurus: When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” (When Harry Met Sally, 1989)
  • Gemini: “You ain't heard nothin' yet!” (The Jazz Singer, 1927)
  • Cancer: "There’s no place like home” (The Wizard of Oz, 1939)
  • Leo: ”You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” (The Help, 2011)
  • Virgo: “Leave the gun, take the cannoli” (The Godfather, 1972)
  • Libra: ”I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951)
  • Scorpio: ”I don't want to survive. I want to live.” (12 Years a Slave, 2013)"
  • Sagittarius: “Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys” (Dead Poets Society, 1989)
  • Aquarius: “Yippie-ki-yay, mother f**ker!” (Die Hard, 1988)
  • Capricorn: “Show me the money!” (Jerry Maguire, 1996)
  • Pisces: “Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.” (Back to the Future, 1985)
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This plantation covers many hundreds of acres, and you will traverse the Texas road between the forest site and the sawmill in double time. On one side men and bloodhounds patrol the border and on the other the bayou provides a hard living, with alligators and little to eat or drink that won’t kill you. No slave has escaped here with his life.

12 Years a Slave (2013) dir. Steve McQueen

Best of 2013

Here at OCD, we like to do things slightly differently, like wait until the end of January to publish our ‘Best of 2013’ list.

So here are the top ten films we saw last year, we cannot recommend every single one enough:

1. Blue is the Warmest Colour (La Vie D'Adele)

Winner of the Palme d'Or, Abdellatif Kechiche’s masterpiece, starring Adele Exarchopoulos & Lea Seydoux, is one of the best films I have seen in my entire life, let alone in the last year. Beautifully shot, mind-blowing and heart-wrenching performances. Simply stunning, a cinematic masterpiece. How storytelling should always be done. Watch out particularly for the bar scene at the beginning (above) and the cafe scene at the end, the most moving and truthful character and relationship development you’ll ever see.

2. Short Term 12

Adapted into a feature by Destin Cretton from his own short film of 2008, Short Term 12 is nuanced, delicate storytelling with a powerful message at its heart. Brie Larson shines as Grace, a supervisor at a residential treatment facility taking care of everyone but herself. The young cast provide brilliant support, particularly Keith Stanfield and Kaitlyn Dever as Marcus and Jayden, the rap sequence and shark story will steal your hearts.

3. 12 Years A Slave

Steve McQueen. Chiwetel Ejiofor. Michael Fassbender. Lupita Nyong'o.
A true story so important and so moving, it’s difficult to understand why it isn’t widely known. 

4. Side Effects

Very rarely am I tricked when watching a film. Soderbergh managed it here, and I loved every second of it. Mara steals the show as the troubled Emily, with great turns from Law & Zeta-Jones as two of the Doctors who treat her. A carefully crafted plot, allowed to play out beautifully by Soderbergh, in what was - at the time - to be his final film.

5. Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen. Cate Blanchett. Cate Blanchett. Cate Blanchett. Cate Blanchett. Cate Blanchett. Cate Blanchett. Cate Blanchett. Sally Hawkins. Alec Baldwin. Peter Sarsgaard. Cate Blanchett. Cate Blanchett. Cate Blanchett.




Cate. Blanchett.

6. Blackfish

Watch it. Then make everyone you know watch it. You won’t believe it until you see it, then you’ll start to question a whole lot of things. Heart-breaking, anger-inducing. FUCK SEAWORLD.

7. In A World…

Winner of 'Best Screenplay’ at Sundance 2013, you’ll understand why only a minutes into the film. Bell manages to take a concept that on paper seems pretty dull, and turns it into a hilarious, moving, and brilliantly human film, where not one word is wasted. Not only the writer and director, Bell captains the film as its lead, one that you fall in love with instantly, and root for against all odds. Peppered with bizarre and brilliant cameos, with a great supporting cast, In A World will leave you grinning from ear to ear, and have you speaking in a trailer voice for weeks.

8. The East

Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling’s second feature-length collaboration might not have the diamond-in-the-rough charm of 'Sound of My Voice’ but its a film that proves they’re more than a match for - and better than -  the big players of Hollywood. A bigger (but still modest) budget allows for a more adventurous story, better cinematography and a cast including some of the best actors currently on the scene - particularly Ellen Page and Toby Kebbell. As with everything Marling, Batmaglij (and fellow collaborator Mike Cahill) seem to touch, you are guaranteed quality story telling told in an unconventional and thought-provoking fashion. It’s difficult to remind ourselves that these talented filmmakers haven’t been around for long. We cannot wait to see what’s next.

9. The Bling Ring

Somewhat overlooked by many, Sofia Coppola’s 'The Bling Ring’ is a very well put together piece of cinema. The story lacks depth, but so do those the story centres on, the shallow, celebrity-obsessed, media-fuelled youth - so in that respect it is a perfect representation of everything Coppola is trying to say. The performances from the five leads are pitch perfect, they are easy to hate and yet we can find ourselves very easily sucked into their world, wanting to see just how far they will get.
Based on a shocking true story, the film is beautifully shot, and there are certain facts uncovered that suddenly make the story seem inevitable, in fact, why had this not happened before? Coppola lets the story breathe, which works wonders, she doesn’t need to preach anything, she simply holds up a mirror up to Hollywood, and Hollywood does the rest. It’s not a pretty sight.

10. The Call

The film last year that we found ourselves sitting on the edge of our seats throughout. The film we saw last year that had the most active audience participation. People were gripping their seat arms, shouting out 'No!’ on multiple occasions. If you wipe from your memory the last 60-90 seconds of the film, you have yourselves the perfect example of a thriller.