Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10 underrated Game of Thrones performances

By Sati. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 , 12 Comments
Game of Thrones is the show with the biggest ensemble of regular cast members currently airing - the show has nearly 30 cast members credited as regulars and hundreds of characters.  A number of actors received their Emmy nominations, there were many wins for Peter Dinklage and there is a lot of love for people like Conleth Hill, Gwendoline Christie and Michelle Fairley, whose lack of Emmy nomination and win borders on travesty. But today I wanted to focus on the wonderful performances by those who are very supporting in the ensemble - some appearing in just few episodes, some gone from several seasons and some only with the new season promoted to series regulars. Here are those who are just wonderful and contribute so much to the series being so incredibly well acted:

Sunday, March 29, 2015

11 things to look forward to in Game of Thrones 5

By Sati. Sunday, March 29, 2015 , 26 Comments
We're two weeks away from the season premiere of Game of Thrones 5. It's hard to predict what events from the books are gonna be featured in this season, thanks to quite secretive marketing campaign (we only have 2 trailers and 2 short TV spots) and the many changes from the books already indicated in the released footage. Also the show goes further than the stories in the books - most notably with Sansa and so far it looks that to avoid spoiling whatever happens for her next, her story will merge with some of the plots from published books.

Anyways, here's what we know for sure that's gonna happen in this season that I'm looking forward to:

Friday, March 27, 2015

(176) Will SHE rise? + links

By Sati. Friday, March 27, 2015 27 Comments
  • I can't. I can't.

  • Monday, March 23, 2015

    15 Perfect Cinematic Moments

    By Sati. Monday, March 23, 2015 , , , , , , , , , , , , , 45 Comments

    Andrew over at A Fistful of Films came up with a very fun idea for a blogathon called A Fistful of Moments:
    We all have them in the back of our minds; those moments that make us think "man, this is what the movies are all about". We relive those moments in our mind's eye, remembering them and dissecting them and adoring them. They come in all shapes and sizes, from all types of films, and yet they all share one very important aspect; they define why we love the movies. It could be the way that the moment is cut; the way it's edited together. It could be the way the moment uses it's actors to evoke a powerful emotion from us. It could be the way that music floods the scene and draws us even closer to the moment in question. It could be a grand climax, a breathtaking introduction or a simple interchange. It could be any and all things, because for every film lover, the list is different.
    You are allowed to choose between 1 and 100 moments, so I settled on 15, but really depending on day there could be far more here. Those are just the ones that I was remembered of as soon as I read Andrew's idea. Here we go:

    Friday, March 20, 2015

    (175) Thrones fever + links

    By Sati. Friday, March 20, 2015 28 Comments
  • After such a long drought we have been getting so much GoT goodies lately. STANNIS!
  • Seriously look at Harington's face. This guy is such a source of joy for me.

  • Friday, March 13, 2015

    (174) Your Grace!!! + links

    By Sati. Friday, March 13, 2015 39 Comments
  •  Engaging in annual Stannis frenzy in 3...2...1....and....

  • Monday, March 9, 2015

    The gods demand justice in the second, insanely epic trailer for Game of Thrones season 5

    By Sati. Monday, March 9, 2015 , , 24 Comments

    Why do I even bother making plans this time of year? HBO drops new GoT trailer and everything else just disappears. After slightly disappointing first trailer and that thing they call season 5 poster it looked like the marketing is really going to be bad this year.

    And now?

    Oh. My. God.

    Sunday, March 8, 2015

    Screaming Sunday - The Voices

    By Sati. Sunday, March 8, 2015 , 20 Comments
    Movie rating - 72/100
    Plot:  Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory, with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist, he pursues his office crush (Gemma Arterton). However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy, or indulge in a much more sinister path.
    The heroes: Jerry, who is a really nice guy. He just happens to kill people sometimes. Accidentally, you know.
    The antagonists: The cat? No, no. The antagonist here is as much the mental illness as it is the horrible solitude that Jerry faces on daily basis
    Best scene: The chase and the first kill

    Friday, March 6, 2015

    (173) The streets are flooded with the ejaculate of the homeless and you people are counting on the police?!* + links

    By Sati. Friday, March 6, 2015 34 Comments
    *It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 3x14 Bums: Making a Mess All Over the City
  •  I had a pretty horrible week. I really want to dig a hole and just crawl in there. You know just once I'd love to have a 5 day long blissful time at work where I don't have to put up with anyone's crap and no one yells at me. Just once. I just want it to be Friday evening so I can sit down, enjoy some peace and quiet and watch a movie with Matthew Goode and a bunch of The Thick of It episodes.
  • We finally have first poster for Dark Places, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn....and it's not good.
  • This looks like something that could be a cover of a young adult novel about some emo girl. But if you think this is bad....we also got a trailer which is fucking terrible.
  • The sole good news is that the movie appears to be following the novel closely. But seriously everything else? Look I knew this is most likely going to be a disappointment - the book is Flynn's weakest because of the cliche chase near the end and insanely predictable and yet completely unbelievable answer to the key mystery which was so bad, especially comparing to the amazing twists in Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, I couldn't believe Flynn actually wrote this. Then there was the fact completely unknown director is making the movie and the casting which is just awful. If Theron looks like Libby Day then I look like freaking Angelina Jolie. Moretz is miscast as hell too but all you need to know to realize just how terrible that casting is this - they cast Christina Hendricks as a plain woman who can't get a man. WHAT?

  • Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    By Sati. Sunday, March 1, 2015 , , , , , , , 28 Comments
    (spoilers)

    If you would have told me before I went to see Kingsman that I'll enjoy a movie made by Matthew Vaughn, I would have never believed it. I find his X Men to be really mediocre, his Layer Cake to be excruciatingly boring and almost criminally overpraised and Kick Ass is one of the worst things I've seen in my entire life and I do not mean just movies - things. But perhaps every director I loathe must have at least one movie I enjoy. Terrence Malick - Thin Red Line. Lars Von Trier - Melancholia. And now Vaughn and his amazingly fun and entertaining Kingsman.

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    (172) Goodbye, Pawnee! + links

    By Sati. Friday, February 27, 2015 35 Comments
  •  I saw Burning Man. My God, what a beautiful film. I have no idea why it is not better known - Matthew Goode's best performance, Essie Davis providing such strong supporting work, gorgeous cinematography, amazing narrative stracture and Lisa Gerrard's lovely score. It's a really powerful movie, I'm gonna try to review it soon and hopefully someone actually checks it out.

  • Monday, February 23, 2015

    87th annual Academy Awards

    By Sati. Monday, February 23, 2015 , 34 Comments
  •  I haven't slept in 30h. I also had about a million alcohol units.  This will be a fun post.
  • Queen Rosamund. Holy mother of God.
  • Is her waist even human? Damn.
  • Red carpet thoughts?  There was some bullshit nonsense 'ask her more' thing spoken by Reese Witherspoon in her annoying voice. People are saying this year actresses were asked more relevant questions than usual. I don't know what red carpet you watched, but that's just a lie.
  • Keira Knightley's dress was impossibly awful
  • Neil Patrick Harris' opening was really fun. Yeah it was singing and dancing, but it was really spectacular and I loved how genuinely joyful and respectful it felt.
  • The production values of the show this year were absolutely amazing. Also stuff like this. 
  • I really liked NPH throughout the show. Harris's lines "in Zero Dark Thirty she killed Osama bin Laden. In Million Ways to die in the west I pooped in a hat" really made me laugh 
  • Unfortunately there were almost no Gone Girl references which was a wasted opportunity, seeing how Ros's dress was the color of blood. All they needed to do is get her a boxcutter
  • There was a great moment when Harris talked about how much money American Sniper earned and he said that American Sniper is Oprah - cue to horrified and confused Oprah - cue to Harris 'Because you are rich'. Oprah wasn't digging Harris's style at all and she looked so lost.
  • Robert Duvall - best poker face