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Friday, August 8, 2014
(143) Gone Girl in Dark Places* + links
|By Sati.||Friday, August 8, 2014||Rambling Friday|
* I do apologize for porny title. I tried to work in the title of the movie I'm watching tonight and it sounded even worse, believe me
I saw The Shooting of Thomas Hunrdall last Friday. Look at that. Look how sad. Is it too much to ask for him be in, I don't know, a romantic comedy? So I don't have to sit through so much tragedy for some wonderful....visual side? See this is why McConaughey is a hero to womankind. You want to just sit back and look at that man in some silly movies? Take your pick, there are dozens of them.
On the bright side I have 44 Inch Chest to watch tonight which features Stephen as a criminal in the suit and that's the next best thing. First one being him in the armor. Wait, there's the naked option. So the criminal thing is the third best thing then. I've said too much.
What I meant was a 'bad boy' thing.
Shut up, Sati.
There was also some smiling in The Shooting...so at least that's something. Ah.
I even managed to make a pervy gifset out of that movie. Where there is will...well, you know how it goes. Can I be that glove? I want to be that glove! But primarily I want to be the bunny from Perfect Sense.
This gifset happened and I haven't been able to locate my ovaries ever since I saw it.
There it goes, another proof that Chris Pratt is the best:
Regarding Leo DiCaprio, I can't believe there are more pictures. But oh, there are.
Clearly Leo's "do not give a fuck" way of living life is something that we all should consider. He looks super happy.
This whole Ruffalo/Rudd Comic Con situation is also a gift that keeps on giving.
Have you guys seen the new
Gone Girl posters? They're fucking terrible! How can they have such a
good story and, I imagine, a good movie and let this be their marketing? What has happened to movie posters lately? They used to be something I'd actually buy and hang in my room now everything looks so bland and generic.
As I was googling Gone Girl set images hoping to get a glimpse at the things trailer didn't spoil, I found those cute pictures of Rosamund on the set:
And look what she is holding - it's another one of Gillian Flynn's novels, Sharp Objects. I think it's so cool that in addition to - I assume - reading the novel the movie is based on she also decided to read author's other books. I'm currently reading Dark Places and it's also excellent
They are already done shooting an adaptation of this one and let me tell you, the casting is laughable. The main character who is 31-years old, tiny (which is important; she is very short and this is to suggest what she has been through kinda trapped her in this permanent helpless child mode) and blue eyed is played by....39-year old, tall as fuck Charlize Theron. Theron is a great actress but she played the part of a disheveled woman so many times before. Amy Adams was originally cast and it's such a shame she dropped out. Hell, this could have been her big Oscar win.
The rest of the cast is the same level of ridiculous - Christina Hendricks plays the unattractive mother who didn't have anyone to help her. Can you imagine? If Christina Hendricks walks down the street I assume men are willing to give her their souls let alone carry her groceries or give her few bucks. It gets worse - she was originally cast as a stripper. And they changed it. To Drea de Matteo. I really like Drea but a) had Hendricks played a stripper I'm pretty sure unicorns would start appearing in our world b) casting Drea as a stripper is....let's just say not an inspired choice. Also there's this whole thing about her character being sweet looking when she was a little girl and Hendricks has such an angelic face. This is just...a messed up casting.
And then there is this little twit Chloe Moretz as adolescent seductress. No. for the love of God, NO. Fortunately Tye Sheridan and Corey Stoll (as Ben) are very well cast. It seems the movie will be pushed to next year, so far there is only one still out with Theron looking like she does in most of her indie films. A shame because the story is amazing - Theron plays Libby who 25 years ago survived a massacre in her house - when, as she testified as little girl, her brother Ben brutally killed her two young sisters and their mother. And now after all these years she starts believing he may be innocent. The book is constructed so well - it's Libby chapter and then Ben's and their mother's chapters, set on the day of the massacre, and yet somehow it all creates linear narrative because what Libby finds out in present day we get more details in following chapters from the past.
Still, I prefer Gone Girl, it was just so brilliantly constructed and far more psychologically complex.
Gustav news! Every day before I go to work I tell my mother not to spoil him. And every day I found out he got several treats and slept on my bed. On MY pillow. Today he got a new toy too. But within an hour this happened (also he has a new haircut):
This is what always happens with his toys - he bites them until they stop squeaking - but the funniest part is that this week he started taking his ADD medication. Yep. Canine ADD. Welcome to my life. Where canine ADD happens.
He is just too lively and he has trouble breathing because of that, so the vet gave us some mild medication. It's some kind of syrup so I tried to fool him and dipped a carrot in it. 15 minutes of begging and him licking it off my finger and he finally ate the dose. Now there's a better way - hide it under his dinner.
The vet also suggest we get him...a therapist. Hey, remember that episode of South Park where Cartman was out of control and his mom got him all those TV nannies and one of them ended up in psychiatric hospital smearing her feces on the walls? 'Cause when I heard her suggestion this was the image I had in my head.
He's actually watching TV on the second one. I'm not kidding.
I rewatched Jackie Brown. It's such an under appreciated movie, I
think it may be Tarantino's most mature work to date. Also it's such a lovely romance story arc, I think the
best one there ever was in Tarantino's movies, platonic just like in
Pulp Fiction, between Jackie and Max. And Robert DeNiro is just
hilarious in it.
I also saw Winter Soldier again. I didn't like it any better than the first time, it's a nice movie, but I just prefer the ones with Thor or Tony Stark. That said this one actually had an interesting villain, I loved how they didn't made Captain America and Black Widow into a romantic couple but instead they made them good friends and Anthony Mackie was absolutely hilarious!
I saw Guardians of the Galaxy which was tons of fun. I wouldn't rate this movie 9 or 10 as many do but it was certainly entertaining and refreshing. I couldn't believe that Rocket was voiced by Cooper. It sounded nothing like his whiny self, it's hilarious how he sounded most badass while voicing this furry guy.
Richard Madden and Pedro Pascal attended Tampa Bay Comic Con. To be honest I don't have any idea who they are talking about nor do I care. But this is just so adorable.
Here's the first picture of Amy Adams in Tim Burton's Big Eyes.
Unfortunately, the first reviews of the movie are less than favorable so
who knows maybe this picture is actually better than the movie.
I have absolutely no interest in this new Hunger Games movie, but the poster with Elizabeth Banks' character is really cool.I'm still gonna need to see this movie anyways, because of Natalie Dormer and Gwendoline Christie.
What is this I hear about Shailene Woodley getting Oscar Buzz for The Fault in our Stars (is that the title?)? Is that legit?!
I've made another gifset from Interstellar featuring that gorgeous poem Michael Caine is reciting in the trailer. That movie will make everyone cry like a little bitch.
I have never seen a single episode of Doctor Who but I'm definitely tuning in this season. It's like it's sci-fi Malcolm Tucker.
There's a cutout of Richard Madden as Prince Charming in Cinderella. You need to see it. Trust me, you need to.
The Focused Filmographer and Elina review Guardians of the Galaxy
m.brown reviews The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alex writes about documentaries about Roman Polanski' court case and there is a good discussion going on in comment section too. It's also Alex's birthday today so go wish him happy birthday!
Brittani, a fellow blogger who also read Under the Skin, reviews the movie
Fisti writes about Wild Things
Katy writes about her anticipation for Interstellar
Ruth shares her favorite songs from Bond movies