Foreign Favourites series: Battle Royale

I’ve been keen to get my friend Neel involved in my Foreign Favourites film series, ever since he set up his Dohabitation blog. Like the guy himself, the blog is funny entertaining and very colourful, and tells of his adventures since moving to Doha. Definitely worth heading over. Without any further ado, here are his thoughts on disturbing thriller Battle Royale.

Battle Royale film poster

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Line(s) of the Day #Somethinggood

Alt J Something good design cover

But something good tonight will make me forget about you for now
Forty-eight thousand seats bleats and roars for my memories of you

Taken from the song Something Good by alternative English band Alt-J. The track was from the album An Awesome Wave (2012), which won the British Barclaycard Mercury Prize and Album of the Year at the Ivor Novello Awards.

Line(s) of the Day #MarcusAurelius

Marcus Aurelius statue

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.

One of the great Roman emperors, Marcus Aurelius (121 – 180 AD) was also a wise and stoic philosopher. His legacy has continued throughout the many centuries since ehis death.

Film Quizzes: Fictional Bands

With the exciting release of the eagerly anticipated and already highly acclaimed documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, it’s already been discussed how it compares to previous musical documentaries. Turning things around slightly, I’ve decided to see how well you know your fictional bands. Are you a fan of the genre? Do you prefer it to real documentaries on actual bands? Answers as always below.

Film quizzes - fictional bands film 1  (1980s)

Film quizzes - fictional bands film 2  (1990s)

Film quizzes - fictional bands film 3  (1990s)

Film quizzes - fictional bands film 4  (2000s)

Film quizzes fictional bands 5  (2000s)

Film quizzes - fictional bands film 6  (2010+)

Answers below

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