Thursday, September 4, 2014

(147) 25 + links

By Sati. Thursday, September 4, 2014
  •  That is the shot I posted for this #cinephilephoto thing on twitter. Obviously. 
  • I realize how it's somewhat ironic that I open the post that's largely about how wrong these nude pics of actresses are with this picture (though to be fair it is my favorite screenshot out of any movie) but....screw that, it's *well it was yesterday but it's a several day long celebration* my birthday. 25th. Which means I'm now closer to 30 than 20. So I'm just gonna stare at it for several minutes.
  • God I'm so old. On tumblr I'm essentially the creepy old lady, who's into even older people. I bet all those young people look at my tumblr and they feel like they sneaked in into retirement home. For batshit insane cases.
  • As for my birthday wish you can actually see it here.
  • I already did celebrate a little bit and it ended up kinda like this:
  • Whiskey might have been too strong of a choice.
  • I found this this week and it's so beautiful. I'm just gonna watch a lot of movies with Stephen this week. Firelight again. Just so dreamy.
  • It's now been established that every single person took the ice bucket challenge but Stephen.
  • I think it's a punishment for me forgetting about Lee when I was doing that fangirl list.
  • Yes it is possible for me to make more Gone Girl edits. I'm really proud of this one on the left. It's also in my avatar. Thank you Enemy because if I had to make that spider thing myself that would be too much. Now, don't you worry, it's not a spoiler - Amy is not a spiderwoman (or is she?). It's sort of homage to one of my favorite lines in the book.
  • I also made the one depicting the opening lines of the novel (and the movie, apparently). I didn't center the brain enough, but fuck it, I think it looks cool.
  • There are also actual new photos from the movie:
  •  There is a rumour of secret screening of the movie. The opinions are very positive and one person wrote that the film is very funny and 'it's satire on marriage'. That's very odd. I don't really know what to make of that.
  • I rewatched The Social Network this week. Can someone explain to me how exactly did Andrew Garfield missed out on a nomination for this one?
  • Stay with me because I have a lot to say.
  • Why do famous women photograph themselves naked with their phones, taking cheap, grainy pictures of themselves? Shouldn't your naked body be deserving of something better than a quick snapshot with your phone? You have the kind of cash and connections to take an artful classy photograph by some hot-shot photographer. Why do you do something like this then? 
  •  Another thing is that I would feel equally awful about a male celebrity who would take pictures like this of himself and put it out there. I'm not a fan of a dick without a context.
  •  Seriously what kind of a world do we live in where young women, at some point of their day think it's a great idea to lie naked on the couch, spread their legs and take shots of their cooch with their phones. Stealing has been around since the beginning of time but THIS is new.
  • But this is not about the pictures. This is not about the pictures being leaked. This is about the fact there are videos and they were allowed to get made in the first place.
  • I'm just mesmerized by the world sometimes. How little dignity some women have when it comes to their nudity and sex. For me sex was always supposed to be at least a little romantic and respectful. I don't think it's just for people in love. It's a need. But what is in these videos is just....I can't find the words.
  • The one with the worst video is Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey. To quote someone from imdb  - This is worse than when she came downstairs wearing pants!
  • I knew things like that happen in porn but seeing these young, successful women degrading themselves like that (I'm not being harsh here, I do think letting a guy...finish on your face or slap you with a penis is degrading and I don't think I'm exaggerating here) was quite shocking. Also now I know where I draw the line between kinky and just plain disgusting. 
  • This is perhaps the first time in my life when I felt like a prude. And you know what? It feels good.
  • Lena Dunham has something to say about all of this, because of course she does - she is basically comparing this whole thing to rape, saying you are violating these women if you are looking at those pictures. Oh can you just shut the fuck up you colossal twit?  Rape is a crime that should be punishable by death. This is hacking by some really immature people and a bunch of women having very little pride and even less common sense.
  • And another thing - will Jennifer Lawrence personally build all those fabulous prisons for 'people who uploaded the photos'? Because with the lack of room for killers and rapists we most definitely need to lock up horny teenagers with questionable taste in women.
  • Moving on from all of that....
  • Here's McConaughey on the set of Sea of Trees. Good God, man.
  • A little known fact - I find a good looking man driving a car seriously hot. I can't drive a car. I don't plan on ever driving a car because I would be a menace. So it's a great cosmic gift for me for these Lincoln commercials with Matthew behind the wheel showing up on my birthday. They are directed by Nicolas Winding Refn so this is seriously cool stuff.
  • So I saw Godzilla. It was terrible. Not only did the movie made very little to no sense, it was so goddamn boring. All those talented actors were handed such one dimensional characters, Cranston played his so hilariously at least I laughed a little bit. I think he shouted 80% of his lines.
  • Kevin Spacey was on Colbert Report as Frank Underwood. He's awesome.
  • Poor Leonardo DiCaprio. He finally wore some decent clothes, went to this shark event thingy, tried making a joke and nobody laughed:
  • AHS Freakshow teasers are seriously horrifying this year.
  • Meanwhile, in the shitty adaptation Game of Thrones news we won't see Bran in season 5. Well, obviously. They need to find a lot of time for all the tits and brothels.
  • Would you look at those smug bastards D&D? I hope that woman slapped them both.
  • Big news for the Oscar race - Steve Carell will be competing in Best Actor category and the studio appears to have no intention to move Tatum. This is some really bad news for him as we all know what kind of performances the Academy loves and Carell fits their taste - comedian doing drama, unflattering make up, playing an outcast in a movie based on actual events - a little more. People say 'he may be nominated'. Oh come on. He is winning that thing! I think we are beyond words possibly and may when it comes to nomination talk. You go get that Dundie Oscar!
  • Irene reviews The Jacket.
  • Katy did a fancast Gone Girl and has some pretty awesome choices there. Also there I go again harassing people trying to get them to see Fugitive Pieces.
  • MettelRay shares a guide for new TV shows this Fall
  • Pete reviews Foxcatcher
  • m.brown reviews Under the Skin. This has Scarlett's boobs and he didn't like it. This is serious. It's as if there was a movie involving Stephen and a sex scene and I didn't like the film.
  • Chris reviews Calvary
  • Alex lists  Top 10 Making-Of Documentaries
  • Anna reviews Nine Lives, the next movie with Stephen I'll see
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    1. Happy Birthday Sati!! Ahah, 25 is OLD?? Well wait 'til you get to be my age :P I'm young at heart tho, so aging is not a concept I'm afraid of.

      I can't believe Andrew Garfield didn't get a nomination for Social Network!! That was a major snub that year.

      Oooh, McConaughey w/ glasses is a good look on him, a VERY good look.

      Yeah Godzilla IS pretty bad, I was disappointed as it was the first Godzilla movie I saw and I was expecting something a heck of a lot more fun!

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      1. Thank you! I feel ancient :) Everyone on tumblr is so young!

        He was just fantastic, much better than Eisenberg imho

        He looks so hot, like he works in library :P I want to take him to the end of the building between dusty shelves...I said too much :P

        It was such a boring movie :/

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    2. I always thoroughly enjoy these posts. I like the random tidbits about yourself and your hilarious take on celebrity news. I am excited about the Gone Girl adaptation too. Happy belated birthday! And considering I'm old enough to be your mom, I'm not even going to comment on the idea that you're getting old. :-P

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      1. Thank you! My mother is 63 but I swear she has more energy than I do, she keeps going to places I'm so exhausted after work I just collapse in front of my computer :) I always felt older than I am, hell looks like young women are taking nude pics of themselves and I don't, clearly I'm a grandma :)

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    3. Thank you Sati for linking my post!
      Love your Gone Girl edits! I seriously wish I had some graphic-making skills. lol
      My whole thing about the nude pictures is them being taken on a phone. In today's world everything can be hacked. A digital camera is probably the most safe. Am I the only one who doesn't really care to see anyone naked, male or female, hacked photos or in a movie/show/etc? Just keep your clothes on.

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      1. You're welcome, fabulous post!

        Well, I wish this was my job, it's so relaxing to make those, I love that. It took a while to master the editing skill, well not master, just manage to do something cool there :)

        I'd love to see Stephen naked. Well I did, but that was full frontal in the movie. The phone picks are just so cheap and they make everything seem so ugly.

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    4. Happy B-day. BTW, Lena Dunham is a fucking idiot. Let's say there's naked pictures of Matthew McConaughey and Stephen Dilane floating around the Internet. Ladies would get the fucking chance to see that. I would want to see what they're packing. Lena is so full of shit.

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      1. Thanks! She really is.

        Well Stephen was naked in Savage Grace...he is packing...some serious.....miracle :D

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    5. I agree with AHS having great teasers but lets hope this time it actually leads to something and not another crappy series! Fool us once shame on you, fool us twice shame on us haha

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      1. Haha, yeah Coven was a mess! But at least it was a funny mess :)

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    6. Happy birthday!!! I'm so excited for Foxcatcher - I really think those guys are going to own that material. And thanks so much for the link! Definitely try to catch Within the Ring if you have some free time.

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      1. Thank you! Miller is fast becoming one of my favorite directors and Foxcatcher looks crazy intense.

        I'm gonna try to check it out next time I rewatch the Wrestler!

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    7. Happy Birthday! Old? Nah, I have socks older than 25. These are always very fun posts and this was no exception.

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      1. Thank you! Haha, those are some good socks then :)

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    8. Happy birthday! And, btw, I'm right there with you concerning Andrew Garfield. Still surprising he didn't get a nomination (and that that movie didn't win best picture for that matter, *mumble*grumble*).

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      1. Thank you! I quite liked The King's Speech but Garfield snub and Fincher not winning the director award are baffling

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    9. Happy birthday! You may think you are getting old but from what you write you seem very lively to me. And you'll be able to run for at least another 30 years, so until then, you are not even close to being the old cat lady. :)
      Aaahh, celebs should be more careful from now on. It isn't nice to intervene in someone's personal space. Not that I mind it that much when it comes to nude pictures, especially if they blame the people for 'making' the press post their pictures everywhere and defend themselves in such ways.

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      1. Thank you! Oh, cats freak me out I'm gonna be an old lady that gets eaten by her dogs :)

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    10. I absolutely love your take down on Lawrence-gate! You forced my hand...I posted my thoughts on it too...and now I'm wondering if I made any sense at all. BAH!

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      1. Thanks! I was just shocked. And I'm rarely shocked by sex. Yes you made sense no worries! :P

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    11. Godzilla makes me so angry, in hindsight. At the time, it was pretty decent - not great, but not awful. But then I think about how criminal it was writing Cranston out so early and it just makes me annoyed - it could have been so much better!

      Happy birthday by the way - love the Enemy/Gone Girl mash-up, such a great line from the book you're alluding to :)

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      1. It really could have been much better, the characters were so badly written :/

        Thank you so much!

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    12. Happy Birthday! :) The Lee Pace challenge looked awesome, and Matthew McConaughey looks hot. I'm excited to see Foxcatcher, though I agree that it's really going to be bad for Tatum if he and Carell are up for the same category. If I can vote, I would give the Oscar to Carell too.

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      1. Thank you! I really hope Steve wins!

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    13. Happy 25th Birthday! Thanks to you I'm getting more interested in Gone Girl :)

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      1. Thank you! It's gonna be a great movie or at least I'm really hoping it will be :)

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    14. I am sorry if you get this twice...Happy Birthday Sati! Dillane is not the only one not to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. Neither did Richard Madden or Jenna Coleman, they were challenged and I guess were like, LOL nope. The only thing that would make that D&D and Lady Stoneheart cosplayer picture better is with a rope around their necks. The whole Foxcatcher story happened in the area I grew up at, DuPont is a big name there. It was all over the papers for quite sometime. I want Carrell to win the Oscar. I am positive he's good. I am still bitter that he did not win the Emmy, at least once, for playing Michael Scott. Just give the man the Oscar and call it a day.

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      1. Thank you! Haha yeah the rope would be perfect!

        Really? That's quite cool actually, it's such a fascinating albeit morbid story. He should have won Emmy every year, he was this good.

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    15. Happy Birthday! I know you feel about feeling old. I turned 27 this year and I'm a little depressed that I'm in my LATE 20's now.

      You summed up The Fappening so well. :) I actually hated that Lena Dunham compared it to rape. It was a gross invasion of privacy, but rape? No. That's too much. I'm so torn on how I feel about the whole thing. I think they have a right to take nudes and what not, even if I think that's a terrible idea in the first place, but storing them on THE CLOUD?! Seriously, of all places, you keep them there and not your actual hard drive? That's just plain stupid. And for people like Kaley Cuoco who had a video of someone walking in on you after you're getting off the toilet, why would you save that? Why would Jennifer Lawrence take pictures with cum all over her face and curling irons in odd places. Why!?

      Okay. Rant over.

      I LOVE your Gone Girl edits and I'm going to harass my sister in law today for Dark Places.

      I have no idea how Garfield didn't get an Oscar nomination for that. He definitely deserved it, that film is on my re-watch list too.

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      1. Thank you! See, you understand! :)

        I really don't understand women. I am one and I understand myself pretty well, but I'd say 95% of other ones? i don't get them.

        I hope you'll like Dark Places!

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    16. Happy Birthday! (Again :P) I am rooting for Carell, since how ironic would it be if after years of failing to win an Emmy for The Office, he goes one up and wins an Oscar? That would be spectacular.

      Your Gone Girl edits are beautiful. Apparently the book is being ordered to come to my school's library, so hopefully I will be able to read it soon!! :)

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      1. Thank you! :) It's such a proof Emmys aren't worth shit - his performance in the Office was legendary - he always delivered and singlehandedly made the show awesome, but the cast in general was very good, I managed to sit through later seasons for James Spader who was just awesome.

        Thank you! I hope you'll get a chance to read it, it's such an amazing book!

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    17. Happy birthday again!

      Yaay wet Lee Pace! Gahhh Andrew Garfield's non-nomination for TSN!

      I actually really liked Godzilla. I liked the slow build-up and it looked gorgeous. The human characters sucked but ZOMG THE MONSTERS WERE SO COOL! People were fangirling in the movie itself :)

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      1. Thank you! The film did look good, but it was moving a bit too slow for me :) I wish the actors had more to do, what a waste of cast!

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    18. Hmm, so the best way for me to get a mention on your post is to review a movie featuring Dillane? Got it. Kidding, kidding. (Maybe.) Thanks for the mention.

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      1. It is the best way, it's actually a sure way :)

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    19. Thanks sooooo much for the link. I thought I was going to get a lot more shit for not LOVING that movie. Oh well, I thought it was a bit of a mess. But...you know me, I'm not really that bright.

      Speaking of doing dumb shit, I definitely have some mixed feelings about the Fappening madness. Initially I was kind of an odd mix of horrified/curious, but after seeing some of the pics (mostly Lawrence), I was just bummed. There was no pot of gold at the end of that rainbow.

      So...for your birthday, did you see Snatch?

      The movie, silly. The movie.

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      1. You're welcome! Oh, it's cool, the film is definitely a difficult one and really not good as an adaptation.

        No, there was something really gross at the end of that particular rainbow.

        Thanks! Haha, no, but I did watch some Parks and Rec :)

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    20. Happy Birthday! I'm totally with you on this naked pics thing. And seriously, storing them on the iCloud? How stupid can people be?? Or maybe they're not stupid at all. Oh, Lena... I don't even care but it seems like in every news I read about her she's saying something dumb.

      Anyway...
      Oh yes, that McConaughey movie is going to be hot. His hair looks amazing, and he's rocking those glasses. Even the sneakers! I love the Colbert surprise guests, they're always so much fun.

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      1. Thank you! Oh, they're stupid. She just jumps in in the matter of minutes to comment on almost every celebrity scandal and every time the stuff she says is worse than the actual scandal.

        Matt looks gooooood :)

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    21. Happy birthday! Hope you had a good'un :)

      I must say I was expecting a rant from you when the whole leaked photos thing kicked off and I was most certainly not disappointed! Ha!

      Thank you for the link and apologies for not being round here much, I'll try and stop by more often :)

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      1. Thank you!

        Yeah I'm just always filled with words in the face of stupidity...and Jennifer Lawrence :)

        No worries, I'm crazy busy too!

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    22. I can't remember if I wished you a Happy Birthday on Twitter, but Happy (belated) Birthday! :D

      Sea of Trees looks interesting. McConaughey is becoming one of the most interesting actors working today. I never thought I'd anticipate his next project(s) so much.

      Yeah, it seems like Tatum is going to be left out of the Oscar race, but it's tough to tell until the award season really kicks in. Still, he could get nominated almost everywhere and miss an Oscar nod anyway.

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      1. Thank you! :)

        I am hoping for Ruffalo but I will feel bad for Tatum - he looks very intense in the trailers and his performance might be the hardest to pull off

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