Why I Miss Home

So over the last six weeks of traveling though Europe, and now living in Belfast, people have commonly asked me what I miss most about not being home.

Sure I miss family and friends, how could I not, and the truth is that I can just about get everything in Belfast that I could in New England, USA. However, the one thing I can’t get over here is movies when they are released in the USA. Here are a couple (in addition to Pan’s Labyrinth) that have me itching to see them like scrotum covered in crabs.

Letters From Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood (The follow-up to Flags of Our Fathers, featuring my friend Joseph Cross (check out Running With Scissors too!)).

Half Nelson: “Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a young inner-city junior high school teacher whose ideals wither and die in the face of reality. Day after day in his shabby Brooklyn classroom, he somehow finds the energy to inspire his 13 and 14-year-olds to examine everything from civil rights to the Civil War with a new enthusiasm.” Plus it should be mentioned that it features a soundtrack by Broken Social Scene and Dan Dunne is up for an Academy Award for best performance by an actor in a leading role.

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Children of Men: Starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine.”Envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world’s youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction.”

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This trailer makes me miss my monthly fix of Y-The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn.

If you liked the first trailer of Children of Men, check this out:

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