12 New Year’s Resolutions for Movie Lovers in 2010

These 12 New Year’s resolutions for movie lovers in 2010 are divided into the months of the year. That way, I can focus on one at a time instead of trying to do everything at once. It also works out nicely, since a number of these New Year’s resolutions for movie lovers in 2010 deal with upcoming films.

Sure, I could try to stop smoking or swearing, but why deprive myself of such enjoyable vices? In fact, maybe I’ll bump up to two packs a day and start dropping the f-bomb more often.

Keep in mind that all movies mentioned in this post can be purchased through Amazon. Yes, we get a small commission from the fine folks at Amazon, but that’s no reason NOT to do some shopping. Besides, Christmas is always just around the corner.

January – Give away the twist in The Book of Eli – (**Spoilers Ahead**) There’s a big twist at the end of The Book of Eli, one that’s reduced many filmgoers to groaning like wounded beasts. I didn’t think it was that bad, but I’m also a glutton for punishment (after all, I own both Tank Girl and Hudson Hawk). I also love spoilers, something that tends to drive my friends crazy. Well, why stop now, right? Coming up is the big twist at the end of Denzel’s post-apocalyptic film about a lone individual trying to protect one of the last remaining copies of the King James Bible from an ambitious tyrant. Here’s the twist = Eli (Denzel) is blind. When the villain (Gary Oldman) does get his hands on the book, he realizes that it’s written in Braille, thus rendering it completely useless to him. Oh, and Denzel has also been dead throughout the whole film…and he’s actually a woman…etc.

February – Skip Shutter Island – I love Martin Scorsese, but films such as Raging Bull and Taxi Driver are far in the past. While I’m glad he finally won a Best Director Oscar, it’s hard to believe that it was for the disappointing film known as The Departed (aka Headshots). That’s right there with Pacino winning for yelling a bunch during Scent of a Woman. From the looks of the trailer, Shutter Island may not be any better. A mystery played out in an insane asylum, I’m getting a feeling that the film’s big shocker ending will be anything but (my prediction = DiCaprio’s character is actually a mental patient).

March – Root for Jeff Bridges, root against James Cameron – On March 7th, the 82nd annual Academy Awards ceremony will be held. Considering his win at the Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Dramatic Film, I’m confident that Jeff Bridges will get an Oscar nomination. After years of entertaining us in such roles as Duane Jackson, Lightfoot, Starman, Kevin Flynn and The Dude, Bridges is also long overdue for a little Oscar love on the night of the ceremony. Sorry, Colin Firth, I’ve just gotta root for Bridges. He really ties the room together.
On the other hand, I’ll be rooting against James Cameron. Sure, his Avatar is a big-budget orgy of computer-generated melodrama, but he already had his day in the sun with Titanic. His ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, should be up for The Hurt Locker, and that picture captured far more emotion on far less of a budget. Besides, does anyone really want to see Cameron proclaim himself “king of the world” again?

April – Collect spare change in a jar – In these tough economic times, it’s always smart to allocate money to essentials like paying for electricity, buying food, and time in a tanning bed. But for those of us who love movies, it’s also important to generate a little extra so we can see our favorite flicks. This could be done by donating blood, male prostitution, or simply dumping your spare change into a jar. As the days and weeks go by, you’ll be amazed at how much extra money you’re able to generate. That’s especially important in April, as the following must-see films will be releasing: The Losers, Date Night, Kick-Ass, Machete, MacGruber and Wall Street 2.

May – Bone up on 12th century British history – That’s because Robin Hood, the latest collaboration between director Ridley Scott and professional phone thrower Russell Crowe, will be hitting theaters on May 14th. At this point, I have no idea how the real legend of Robin of Loxley was supposed to have went down, but I intend to know by may. One thing’s for sure, though: no women in the 12th century had the unusual sex appeal of Cate Blanchett.

June – Start seeing a therapist – Usually, my mental health is fine, but I just haven’t been the same since seeing the trailer for The A Team, the big-screen adaptation of the classic TV series scheduled for a June 11th release. The original was hardly Masterpiece Theatre, but it did have a certain goofy charm, and guys like George Peppard, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict and Mr. T seemed to be having a good time. The film version, starring Liam Neeson and Bradley Copper, looks more like a run-of-the-mill action movie, devoid of such oddball tropes as locking the heroes in a barn filled with sheet metal, gunpowder and an arc welder. One bright spot: Megan Fox will also be featured in Jonah Hex during the month of June, and she’ll be dressed up like an Old West whore for much of the film. Man, I’m starting to feel better already (or maybe all the blood is just draining away from my troubled brain).

July – Start watching The ‘70s Show – If I don’t go back and thrill to the bell-bottomed adventures of Eric Forman and Michael Kelso, how else can I fully appreciate Topher Grace’s transformation into a vicious serial killer during July’s release of Predators? I just hope that Grace and lead actor Adrien Brody throw down in the jungles of the Predator infested planet. Boy, that would be better than watching Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton poke each other with cattle prods.

August – Travel abroad – While I’d normally stick around to catch the release of The Expendables (starring every action icon on the planet), I’m thinking of heading somewhere exotic in the month of August. Preferably somewhere without movie theaters. This is due to the scheduled release of Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. There’s something about Emma Thompson and her insane Nanny McPhee teeth that really weirds me out. Throw in loads of precocious kids and a wartime setting, and I’m packing my bags as you read this.

September – Zombie-proof my house – My neighbor’s been acting odd lately, and I’m starting to wonder if he intends to feast on my flash at some point in the future. If that’s the case, I’m predicting September as the month that he goes batshit crazy. That’s because the latest Resident Evil film, Resident Evil: Afterlife, rolls into theaters. And, as you all know, the mere presence of Milla Jovovich has been known to turn men into mindless, drooling creatures. I wonder if my neighbor has been watching Return to the Blue Lagoon?
October – Watch more foreign films – If you don’t watch foreign films, how can you possibly bitch and complain about the shoddy American remakes? October sees the release of Let Me In, the Hollywood version of the stark-yet-tender Swedish vampire classic, Let the Right One In. Since the filmmakers claim that they’re going to make the movie “very accessible to a wider audience,” I think it’s time to lose myself in some foreign film goodness. Here’s hoping the American version is in 3D and features a lush jungle setting with 9-foot-tall blue feline vampires. And, of course, Michelle Rodriguez and her glowing white teeth will also make an appearance (before dying tragically).

November – Stay away from trains – I didn’t have a fear of trains until I read about the plot of Unstoppable, the November film teaming up Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. In it, an unmanned freight train a half-mile long gets out of control. To make matters worse, the train is hauling poisonous gas AND lots of combustible materials. Can a veteran engineer (Washington) and a young conductor (Pine) stop it in time? Jesus, how often does this stuff happen and we don’t even know about it? For all I know, Denzel may spend all his spare time roaming around American stopping runaway trains with a dignified look in his eye. Me…I’m staying the hell away from trains.

December – Get more movies for Christmas – During the holidays of 2009, I picked up such films as Singin’ in the Rain, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, District B-13 and White Hunter Black Heart. I’d seen all of them before, but I’ve had great fun watching them again and exposing my friends to their brilliance. The plan remains the same for 2010, and, in the words of the immortal Hannibal Smith, “I love it when a plan comes together.”

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February 2011 Gatherings by Camelia

“Came” means Business Networking (referral business/business gathering)

welcome to Camelia gatherings

Came 315
7 February 2011 (monday)
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Burger King,Sunway Pyramid Mall,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 316
7 February 2011 (monday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Kelana Street Mall,Jalan ss6,Petaling Jaya, Selangor,Malaysia.(near Giant Kelana Jaya / LDP)

Came 317
8 February 2011 (friday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Coffee Bean,Pavilion Mall,Jalan Bukit Bintang,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 318
13 February 2011 (sunday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: A & W Restaurant,Suria KLCC Mall,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 319
13 February 2011 (monday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Jalan Pasar 1/21 (PJ Old Town)Petaling Jaya, Selangor,Malaysia

Came 320
15 February 2011 (tuesday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Leisure Shopping Mall,Tmn Segar,Cheras,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 321
16 February 2011 (wednesday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Berjaya Times Square,Jalan Imbi,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 322
16 February 2011 (wednesday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Berjaya Times Square,Jalan Imbi,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 323
25 February 2011 (friday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Pappa Rich,Dataran 32, Jalan 14 (jalan 19) Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia. (opposite Toyota Showroom)

Came 324
25 February 2011 (friday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Pappa Rich,Dataran 32, Jalan 14 (jalan 19) Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia. (opposite Toyota Showroom)

Came 325
26 February 2011 (saturday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Nyonya Colors,The Curve Shopping Mall,Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 326
28 February 2011 (monday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Station 1 cafe,sunway mentari, PJS, Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia. (next Sunway Pyramid Mall)

Came 327
28 February 2011 (monday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Station 1 cafe,sunway mentari, PJS, Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia. (next Sunway Pyramid Mall)

Pls Call /SMS to confirm the date/place/time.

Please give me time to reserve a seat for you.

Do not be LAST MINUTE.I will not entertain you.

You may bring your friends or bosses or spouse.

PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL, Thank you!!

Mobile : 6-016-9795515
Love Camelia
Malaysian Chinese lady

*Venue and time subject to change
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January 2011 Gatherings by Camelia

“Came” means Business Networking (referral business/business gathering)

welcome to Camelia gatherings

Came 298
2 January 2011 (sunday)
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Bon Ton cafe,Isetan departmental store, Suria KLCC Mall,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 299
2 January 2011 (sunday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Pappa Rich, PJ State (new town) Jln 8,Petaling Jaya, Selangor,Malaysia.(near Menara MBPJ/dewan civic)

Came 300
7 January 2011 (friday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Pavilion Mall,Jalan Bukit Bintang,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 301
7 January 2011 (friday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Pavilion Mall,Jalan Bukit Bintang,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 302
20 January 2011 (thursday)
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Star Buck,Menara Weld,Jalan Raja Chulan,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 303
20 January 2011 (thursday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Berjaya Times Square,Jalan Imbi,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 304
21 January 2011 (friday)
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Nyonya Colours,Midvalley Mega Mall,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

Came 305
21 January 2011 (friday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Jaya One,Jalan University / Jalan 17,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 306
21 January 2011 (friday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Jaya One,Jalan University / Jalan 17,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 307
23 January 2011 (sunday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Old Town White Coffee,Leisure Mall, Tmn Segar,Cheras,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Came 308
26 January 2011 (wednesday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Burger King, Sunway Pyramid Mall,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 309
26 January 2011 (wednesday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Burger King, Sunway Pyramid Mall,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 310
27 January 2011 (thursday)
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Teh Chawan,Jalan Telawi 2,Bangsar,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Came 311
30 January 2011 (sunday)
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Teh Tarik Place,1 Utama Shopping Mall,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia

Came 312
31 January 2011 (monday)
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Venue: Seri Melaka Restaurant, Amcorp Mall, PJ State (new town),Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia

Came 313
31 January 2011 (monday)
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: Nyonya Colours,The Curve Shopping Mall,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Came 314
31 January 2011 (monday)
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Nyonya Colours,The Curve Shopping Mall,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,Malaysia.

Pls Call /SMS to confirm the date/place/time.

Please give me time to reserve a seat for you.

Do not be LAST MINUTE.I will not entertain you.

You may bring your friends or bosses or spouse.

PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL, Thank you!!

Mobile : 6-016-9795515
Love Camelia
Malaysian Chinese lady

*Venue and time subject to change