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movies 2015

Published December 31, 2015 by lisaolisa
  1. Genius On Hold (2013)
  2. Let the Fire Burn (2013)
  3. Back In Time (2015)
  4. Little Odessa (1994)
  5. Girlfriends (1978)
  6. The Interview (2014)
  7. The Suicide Theory (2015)
  8. Guidance (2014)
  9. The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)
  10. Derek: Season 2 (2014)
  11. White Heat (1949)
  12. Birdman (2014)
  13. The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
  14. Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)
  15. Haunter (2013)
  16. Dream House (2011)
  17. Train Wreck (2015)
  18. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
  19. Housebound (2014)
  20. Jessica Jones: Season 1 (2015)
  21. A Most Violent Year (2015)
  22. Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (2015)
  23. Killer Legends (2014)
  24. Women Who Kill (2013)
  25. Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
  26. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
  27. Homeland: Season 2 (2012)
  28. Maps to the Stars (2015)
  29. Homeland: Season 3 (2013)
  30. Veep: Season 2 (2013)
  31. The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
  32. The Skeleton Twins (2014)
  33. Cake (2015)
  34. Eugene Mirman: Vegan on His Way to the Complain Store (2015)
  35. Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden (2015)
  36. Hawking (2013)
  37. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (2015)
  38. Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012)
  39. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)
  40. Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (2012)
  41. Atari: Game Over (2014)
  42. The Babadook (2014)
  43. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
  44. The Raven (2012)
  45. Seconds (1967)
  46. The Voices (2014)
  47. Oculus (2014)
  48. Tammy (2014)
  49. Big Eyes (2014)
  50. The Imitation Game (2014) (Netflix DVD)
  51. Beautiful Boy (2010) (Netflix DVD)
  52. The Designated Mourner (1997) (Netflix DVD) (review on rogerebert.com)
  53. The Lunchbox (2014) (Netflix DVD) (review on bollywoodlife.com — autoplays trailer)
  54. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) (review on rogerebert.com)
  55. Invisible Woman (2013)
  56. Non-Stop (2013)
  57. Foxcatcher (2014)
  58. Nightcrawler (2014)
  59. Predestination (2014)
  60. Worst In Show (2011)
  61. The Act of Killing: Theatrical Cut (2012)
  62. The Fall: Season 2 (2014)
  63. Boyhood (2013)
  64. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
  65. Shadow Company (2007)
  66. Maron: Season 2 (2014)
  67. Koch (2012)

say it right

Published December 1, 2015 by lisaolisa

Ugh. So many mispronunciations and wrong words in these here voiceovers and audiobooks and the news. Let’s go over this one more time:

  • CAHIER. It’s kah-yay’, not kah-yee-err, or however Cary Elwes pronounced it in his audiobook. Or was this another example of an English person intentionally mangling a French word they know how to say?
  • GEEGAW. It’s gyoo’-gaw, not goo’-gaw.
  • TRAWL, TROLL. While fisherpersons are out hard at work trahl’-ing for fish, sad losers are in trole’-ing the innerwebs.
  • HUNG, HANG. Wallpaper is hung. People are hanged.
  • GRASS. When it goes brown, it’s dormant, not dead.
  • PRAGMATIC, PRACTICAL mean different things.
  • FOIE GRAS. It’s fwah-grah, not foy-grah.
  • KUTZTOWN. It’s coots’-town, not cuts’-town.
  • FIENNES. It’s fynz, not fyn. Patten Oswalt.
  • INCHOATE – It’s in-coe-itt, not inch-oh-itt.
  • APALACHIN – It’s app-ah-lay’-kin, not app-al-lay’-chin. This town is at the tippy top of the Appalachian mountain range, which is pronounced app-ah-latch’-inn.
  • DELHI – It’s dell’-high, not dell-ee. Dellee is in India. Dellhigh is in Upstate New York. In a book about Upstate New York, in a town where the author’s father lives, this is lazy, lazy, lazy.
  • SUSQUEHANNA. It’s sus-kwa, not sus-keh. Lawrence Fishburne, Hannibal.
  • CAVALRY. You’re waiting for the cavalry to save the day. You’re not hiking to cavalry.
  • FIFA – It’s fee-fah, as in Fi Fie Fo Fum.
  • DES MOINES. Unlike Iowa, if you’re in Washington, it’s audibly plural, duh-moynz’.
  • AUBURN. It’s awe’-burn, not owe’-burn. The owe-pair is going to awe-burn.