Friday, August 2, 2013

(90) Good times, bad times + links

By Sati. Friday, August 2, 2013

  • The big thing that happened this week is American Hustle trailer. It looks really great, kinda like Casino meets Pulp Fiction. A lot of people are excited about Bale, but I've gotta be honest all that I see when I look at him is that yet again he is changing his appearance in drastic way. I'm very excited about Lawrence and especially Adams, they look great in the trailer.
  • Troubling news about Parks and Recreation. Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are leaving the series in the middle of next season. This is a disaster. Jones's Ann was the most normal character in the show and she kept everything grounded, while Lowe's Chris was my second favorite character after Ron Swanson. It's going to be bloody tough for them to keep high quality now.
  • Bad news about Thor sequel. Not only we got....this poster which is a clear rip off of Iron Man 3 poster (Natalie and Chris look nice but everything else is shit) but apparently the film will also have to undergo reshoots. I kinda doubt the film will be released this year after all of that.
  • I didn't get a chance to see any films this week because I was up to my neck in legal acts and bar exam tests. This is so boring. I mean why the fuck do I have to learn about what penalty is there for using foreign country's flag during wartime? This is madness.
  • The only thing that was bringing me joy this week was rewatching The Thick of It, yet again.This is the funniest show I've ever seen. If I had the power to get people to watch one show or a movie, I'd choose this one.
  • I've also been catching up with Conan episodes. Aaron Paul is just adorable!
  • It's a real heat wave here this week so I'm giving Gustav a bath every few days. I don't blow dry his hair because it's so hot, so that's what happens:
  • We also have a new lady Yorkie in our building. It's so adorable when they play together. Gustav has this insane look on his face whenever he sees her. Kinda like I do, whenever I watch Luther.
  • Speaking of joy, I was bringing joy to tumblr and whoever is brave enough to check out the links to my edits I post on twitter. I gifed a particularly great moment between Idris Elba and Laura Linney in The Big C. Do you see what you missed Ridley? Do you see Guillermo? THAT in 3D would have killed. Literally. 
  • Rumour has it they want someone in their 40's to play the next Batman. I just hope people responsible for casting saw this:


  • links:
    • Ruth's choice for Batman is Richard Armitage and she has a lot of great points why he should be the next Caped Crusader. That post is just...delicious.
    • Brittani enjoyed Stoker
    • Rorschach and asrap virtuoso liked The Conjuring
    • Keith asks about your movie disappointments of the year
    • and finally, m.brown wrote a hilarious review for Safe Haven. Also - congratulations are in order because his baby girl was born this week!
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    1. The trailer for American Hustle (despite not being on HD) is awesome. The person that won me over is Amy Adams... HOLY FUCK!!!!

      Idris as Batman... as long as Christopher Nolan is involved, I'm down for that.

      I like Gustav.... he reminds me of my own dog Prissy in her younger years.

      The Thor poster... don't like it. It's too bland, too generic. Plus, relegating Loki in the background... NO!!!! Loki should be in the front and change it to the Loki movie because he's way more good-looking than Thor.

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      1. I think HD version is up on youtube. Amy looks so hot in the trailer!

        I don't think Nolan will be involved and Snyder is doing his thing alone. Oh, God, this will be bad.

        Haha, I don't know how much of Loki there will be in the new one :(

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    2. I'm so excited Amy Adams in American Hustle. She looks phenomenal! Every else I LOVE - except for Jennifer Lawrence- but they seem out of place. Maybe it's the 1970s get-up... I don't doubt it'll get nominated.
      The Thick of It looks awesome by those gif sets!!
      And that Idris Elba graphic. I think I saved that to share for my own Friday catch-up. lol Too perfect!!

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      1. The Thick of It is an amazing series, the spin off movie In the Loop was great, but the series is even funnier.

        Oh, it's so perfect <3 :)

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      2. I'll have to try to check it out. Into the Loop has been on my to-watch list for a long time!
        Forever on my movie bucket list - Idris as Batman or any superhero. :D

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      3. Oh yeah he would make a very believable superhero :)

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    3. American Hustle looks great. Parks & Rec without Rashida Jones sure will be strange, the only other normal character I can think off is Paul Schneider, but he left a long time ago.

      Idris Elba sure is getting mentioned a lot for big roles, first Bond, now Batman. But comic books fans made a lot of noise when he was cast as Heimdall, just imagine if he gets the role of Bruce Wayne! Then again hardcore comic fans are always upset about something of movie versions. Thanks for the link too!

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      1. Yeah, normal people are leaving Pawnee fast :) Ben is kinda normal but he is married to Leslie now so I can't see his normal side surviving it :)

        I think with Thor the issue was that the character was a Nordic god, but to be honest if he gets cast and people start bitching about Batman that would just be racist.

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    4. THANK YOU for the link and kind words. I've been getting a huge dose of Richard lately, man that man is well, delicious :D

      LOVE those Idris pics! Now, even though I voted for Richard, I certainly would welcome Idris in that role. That scene in Pac Rim when he came out that Jaeger... oh man! No wonder that little girl had that smile on her face, suddenly she forgot all about being an orphan, ahah.

      Tha American Hustle trailer is something else isn't it? So I guess Amy Adams is bored w/ Superman so now she's with Batman? That two timer!! :D

      Oh, and Gustav!!! Always love seeing gifs of your little fella. Thanks Sati, your LINKS post is always one of my Friday highlights!

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      1. You're welcome! He keeps getting mentioned regarding Batman candidates on big movie sites, so fingers crossed!

        That was my favorite scene in Pacific Rim :) Too bad we didn't see him kick Kajiu ass, though :)

        Haha, Bale looks like he seriously let himself go, like Batman on vacation and drinking spree or something :)

        THANK YOU! :)

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    5. I'm so excited for American Hustle. It look brilliant.

      I'm personally voting for Armitage. I like Elba being British.

      I'm so sad about Parks and Rec.

      Oh you know, Peter Capaldi is a big possibility for the next Doctor?

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      1. No, really? Someone reblogged my gifset of Tucker and wrote that he should be the next Doctor and I laughed caused I assumed it's a joke.

        If Malcolm Tucker is the next Doctor this is the first official sign of the End of Days :)

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    6. American Hustle looks awesome! I'm disappointed about Jones and Lowe leaving Parks, but the writers have never known what to do with Ann Perkins, so this doesn't surprise me. Still, I'm sad both of them are leaving, I love the relationship between Leslie and Ann.

      Can't wait for Thor: The Dark World! Gustav is a cutie.

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      1. Yeah, I really don't know what Leslie will do without Ann :/

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    7. That Parks and Rec news is incredibly sad, I could understand them leaving if the quality was declining but it's still so good!

      I'm going to take your advice and check out The Thick of it btw :)

      Thanks for the link and great post

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      1. Lowe apparently has a gig coming up where he is playing JFK, so I can understand that, but Jones doesn't seem much going.

        Oh, you'll love it. It's absolutely hilarious.

        You're welcome! :)

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    8. Since I'm so switched off from the movie/blog world I do watch trailers now and American Hustle looks so so so promising. Can't wait.

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      1. Yeah, looks good! I'm more excited about some other flicks but this one will probably be in my top 10 of the year.

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    9. Oh man...thank you very much for your what you said about my daughter. Very nice of you. What a crazy couple of days it has been. We're home and hoping to one day return to a level of normalcy...you'll know that's happened whenever the Hell I update my blog again.

      I haven't seen that American Hustle trailer, as I'm afraid in my weakened condition that much awesome would actually kill me. Looking forward to the movie though...as that cast is loaded.

      I'd fully be down for some Elba as Batman. Maybe he wouldn't have to sacrifice himself in the Batwing at the end.

      Oh, and that Thor poster? It's okay, really. They just need to add a few more people to it.

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      1. So glad everything went fine, she looks beautiful on that photo you posted!

        Man, Amy Adams is looking seriously slutty there, I nearly died and I'm at my full strength this week, kind of.

        I'd be so fucking pissed if he was Batman and they would go "let's do plot twist" and he blows himself up in the end. I'd actually sent the studio Gustav's poo in the box.

        Haha yeah, it's too much empty space, really.

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    10. American Hustle looks fantastic. The cast and feel of the film from the trailer sold it for me. Have to admit, it was Bale and Cooper who sold it for me.

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      1. Interesting, everyone seems to have favs in the cast already! :)

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    11. I wasn't very excited for American Hustle until I saw the trailer. I really hope Amy Adams gets an Oscar for it, but I only see her winning in the supporting category.

      The Thick of It ended, right? I need to start watching it from the beginning, as I loved In the Loop.

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      1. I really hope she finally gets nominated for lead, she was lead before and they cheated her out of nomination, I'd be pissed if Kidman, Winslet or Streep get another Oscar when Amy has none :(

        Yep, it's 4 seasons and 2 1h long specials after season 2 :)

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    12. Thanks for the link! That American Hustle trailer looks pretty awesome. I really need to see The Thick of It. I keep hearing such great things.

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      1. You're welcome! It's such a fantastically funny show, I got 2 people to see it this week and they loved it :)

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    13. Funny that you watched The Thick of It when we had that announcement over the weekend RE: The 12th Doctor (sorry I am a kinda Whovian, but not too OTT).

      Best part of American Hustle? Bale's hair.

      That Thor poster is rather bad.

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      1. It is, though to be fair I watch it A LOT :)

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