Friday, October 17, 2014

(153) Sometimes, being a bitch is all a woman has to hang onto + links

By Sati. Friday, October 17, 2014
  • I had absolutely no time - not that's a lie, I had absolutely no energy - to watch a lot of movies this week. It's because it's so dark outside - I go to work - it's dark. I come back home - it's dark too. Well it's actually 6:30 am (I get up at 5:30, 5:15 if I want to actually brush my hair and try to look like a human being that day, that happened like, twice this week) and 4:15 pm respectively, but it feels like it's night time since the sun is out already. If there were no windows in my office I'd literally stop witnessing sunlight, which would eliminate the one thing that makes people feel a bit more comfortable around me - the proof that I'm not the Queen of the Undead.
  •  I read this week that the minimum amount of hours a person should sleep during one day is 7. Are you fucking kidding me? That's 2, sometimes 3 days worth of sleep for me.
  •  I'm afraid even with that there's not gonna be a Halloween event this year. Halloween is sacred for a lot of reasons, but I'm just drained of energy to the point the only creative ideas that my brain has are for 2 posts a week and few edits.  But how amazing is that Samhain is on Friday this year? That's gotta be some sort of a good cosmic sign.
  • I need some good vibes - this week my boss yelled at me for 10 minutes because my writing is too precise. I think she felt bad because the next day she was nice to me. Still, Jesus, is it too much to expect people who have responsible government jobs to maybe keep calm and civil and not take whatever shit they have going on out on their employees? I was doing Emily Blunt's The Devil Wears Prada motto thing the whole week.
  • This week the only movie/TV things I did were: 1  rewatching Veep 2. watching stuff for Fisti's Twice a Best Actress 3. almost pressing play on the first episode of Scandal but something distracted me - either the realization I have to cook to feed myself or I collapsed 4.rewatching Dolores Claiborne which is such and underrated movie. I saw it because I was reminded of it recently when Sasha Stone slyly used one of the best lines from the movie as a title for her Gone Girl article. How the hell did it happen that this movie didn't get a single Academy Award nomination? I think it's better than Misery, both in terms of the movie's quality overall and Kathy Bates' performance. I mean Misery is great but Dolores Claiborne is actually like something Gillian Flynn could have written. I bet she likes this film. I'm gonna try to write a post about it as soon as I can.
  • How is that movie so underrated? It's just so well made and the acting is incredible. Crap that's 100x worse gets actual acclaim and tons of awards (*coughing* Hurt Locker *more coughing* Zero Dark Thirty *inhuman coughing* Jennifer Lawrence) and this is one of those films where you can bet almost every other movie fan you talk to didn't even heard of/see it. I mean there are barely any gifs on tumblr, I had to make the one on the top of the post.
  • I really need to see something with Stephen tonight. It's been so long and everything always gets in the way. Also - he finally got nominated for something!
  •  I’m disturbed by how many notes my GG rant is getting. This is so much more than when I write about Stephen’s penis. 
  • (while we are at it, this photo of Amy on the right is EVERYTHING)
  • Ah, yes. There's new photo of Stephen on the set!
  • I'm just fucking with you, of course there isn't.
  • But there are dozens of photos of Nikolaj and many others. I mean are they even shooting in Belfast? What is going on? and is the goddamn Manderly plot in or is it just gonna be Jaime and Bronn banging girls and being witty in Dorne subplot? Seriously look at this. What is this? Sneak attack on Dornish pussy?
  • Why don't we change the title to 'Lannister adventures'? Well, at least Elaria is back and we got our first look at Alexander Siddig as Oberyn's brother, Doran:
  •  After 4 years of saying there will be no flashbacks the show runners are now saying there will be flashbacks, keeping with the general theme of their interviews - honesty and respect for the fans. *waves the sarcasm sign*
  • So Sherlock Holmes was on TV last weekend. Obviously I watched it again. If I could choose just one RDJ character to bang that would be it. The scruff, the handcuffs. Oh, yes.
  • That chambermaid is one of the dumbest females ever. Right next to Melisandre. "Your fires burn low my King". How dare you.
  • Speaking of RDJ he's been acting like an ass lately. Saying negative stuff about superhero movies - which is obvious reaction to Guardians of Galaxy taking the crown for the most beloved - and making ridiculous demands like 'Gibson directs or I walk' really make me think that fame got to his head again. Say what you want about Depp but at least he pretends to be humble.
  • Apparently Emma Stone is gonna play the lead in Cabaret in Broadway rendition. Damn that is one sexy photo.
  • Not only is Serena a disaster but Lawrence said this. I'd comment but I don't think it's even necessary. Can she take a bunch of selfies with a tape over her mouth preventing her from speaking? Cause that would genuinely be good porn.
  • Check out this ridiculous picture of Interstellar cast from EW:
  • What the hell? 
  • Meanwhile Big Eyes poster will probably turn out to be better than the actual movie.
  • Neil Patrick Harris is going to host the Oscars. This is gonna be super boring. I saw him hosting the Emmys and it was just a lot of dancing, unfunny jokes and let's play it safe boring approach. 
  • The best news this week is that the lovely Kim Dickens who is getting such great reviews for Gone Girl - and deservedly so - is gonna be in third season of House of Cards. This will probably get me to watch it, so by extension it will get me to finally watch season 2
  • I haven't seen latest AHS episode yet, but thanks to tumblr I saw what's under Twisty's mask. That was fucking disgusting.
  •  My movie watching this year is just flat out awful. How do some people watch more than 40 movies a month? I think by the time the year is over if it comes down to me having seen 40 new movies in 2014 it's gonna be a miracle. I mean when people ask me about my line ups I'm able to list 3 movies. And actors lineups? Are you kidding?
  •  I have an idea for a post which is really cool but I'm turning it into a blogathon in November. Look for Gone Girl review next week!
  • Anna writes about American Psycho
  • Ruth also questions RDJ's recent behavior
  • Brittani really hated They Came Together
  • Today we talk about two time Oscar winner Luise Rainer's winning performances over at Fisti's.
  • Katy and Nika review Gone Girl
  • Alex features awesome Frank Langella in his In Character series
  • and finally here is Across the Universe podcast on David Fincher's films
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    36 comments:

    1. Getting up at 5AM? Wow, that's hard. I go to sleep by that time. Love morning sleep, lol

      I read some article about flashback in GoT and got some spoilers, but those stills make me so excited.

      I do like Big Eyes poster, but I am not sure how I feel about it's trailer, which seems quite interesting, but I think I won't be too excited to watch it. However, I should admit, I could see Amy Adams in everything.

      I have not watched AHS either. Before the premiere of this season, I was kind of excited, but then I watched first episode, it was good, but I can not make myself to sit down and watch the second one. I don't know why. I loved it before, but somehow I am losing interest.

      And, thanks for the link, Margaret!

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      1. I used to do that when I didn't have a job, now it all sucks :)

        The trailer for Big Eyes was very odd, I'll see it for Amy too but I don't have high hopes.

        You're welcome!

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    2. lol. Thanks for the link, I really did fucking hate that movie.

      Not cool with the Stephen set pic, You had me going for a half a second. Not cool!

      Yeah, that Interstellar poster is odd. I'm still so pumped for the movie, but they could've skipped that bit of advertisement.

      At least Siddig looks awesome as Doran, but seriously Jaime better not be in Dorne all season. That would suck

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      1. Haha you believed that?:D If there is one certain thing in this world - it's that it's not easy being Stephen's fangirl :)

        I think he'll go back near the middle of the season and hopefully, hopefully they will still go the book route with him and Brienne.

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    3. I love Dolores Claiborne. David Strathairn is such a monster in that movie. The scene on the ferry... so horrible.

      Thanks for the link! And oh my, what a fantastic shot of Pike you have there!

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      1. He was playing such a horrible person I almost didn't recognize him at first because I only saw him playing rich dudes in suits before. I couldn't believe they actually went there in terms of showing what they showed in ferry scene.

        You're welcome! That is such a cool pic, out of the promo pics for the movie this is the only one I actually like

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    4. Ah, Dolores Claiborne! SUCH an underrated movie. I actually haven't seen Misery in quite a while, so maybe a double feature might happen soon :)

      While I do think his Emmys hosting was a bit flat, NPH is definitely incredible when he's hosting the Tonys!

      That shot of Pike is beautiful!

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      1. So glad you are a fellow fan!

        I haven't seen him hosting the Tonys, but Oscars have been boring for years now and I think only a decent amount of shocks could reinvigorate them and Harris won't do that.

        She really is stunning!

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    5. Thank you for the link! <3

      Those Interstellar photos are just embarrassing. Are they trying to make it Contact 2.0?

      I definitely need to see Dolores Claiborne and Misery - I can't believe I haven't yet.

      Ohhh, Scandal. It's one of my guilty pleasures but I so love the first two seasons. If you get far enough, skip the third one - it can be summed up in like six words.

      Lawrence really gets my goat!!! You might have seen my rant on tumblr, so I won't go into it on here. Summary = UGH.

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      1. You're welcome!

        I really don't know what they were thinking.

        Oh you need to see those! Both are excellent.

        I usually dont skip anything when I finally sit my ass to watch a new show, i hope this one is going to be entertaining.

        Yeah I've seen it, you were totally right!

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    6. Oh getting up before 7AM... it's painful! Well, to be honest, even 8AM is early for a uni student who doesn't have classes until 2PM (me, most days), but that's just the laziness talking (I sense a New Year's resolution forming). Anyway, you need more sleep! I have a teacher who swears 3h per night does it for him, but it's hard to believe... he does have a lot of (crazy) energy, though.

      I agree with Aditya: NPH was good hosting the Tonys, where singing and dancing is basically what everyone wants, but we'll see. Either way the ceremony has been boring ever since - which is embarrassing being the *entertainment* industry and all.

      That picture of Amy is GORGEOUS! And LOL, the Gone Girl tweet... thanks for the pod link!

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      1. You're welcome! The lack of sleep is really horrible, what's worse is that I don't have enough vacation days to take a week off and rest, I'll do that for Christmas at the earliest :/

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    7. Dolores Clairborne.... very underrated and truly one of the finest films in horror.

      Emma Stone in Cabaret.... daaayuuummmm I hate you Andrew Garfield for sleeping with her.

      J-Law is an idiot. I would pay top money to see my woman Jena beat the shit out of her for being a moron.

      That Interstellar pic is ridiculous but that one of Pike is fucking incredible. Team Amy bitches!!!!

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      1. I'm not sure I'd classify the movie as regular horror film, perhaps more of 'this really could happen' horror.

        I honestly don't know what she sees in Garfield.

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    8. Sorry your boss yelled at you. I love Alexander Siddig, but I just have a feeling that the Dorne storyline is going to be all kinds of dumb. I think season 3 is the best material Nikolaj Coster Waldau will ever get with GoT. And you know the flashback is Lannister related, since the show is Lannister Hour with some other random characters thrown in.

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      1. Oh yeah, I think it's gonna be Cersei prophecy flashback. Jesus Christ the audacity - 'we don't have the time', cutting a bunch of awesome story lines and yet they will have flashbacks now.

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    9. Perhaps one of the best lines in cinematic history. That's another great film that is totally underrated. Loved Kathy Bates in that film.

      I'm sorry that you're dealing w/ issues at work like that. I still don't understand why your boss would behave that way. Human behavior confounds me.

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      1. Glad to read so many of you liked the film!

        They are all frustrated, it's a stressed out office, the atmosphere is generally really crappy there.

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    10. I've seen Dolores Claiborne (1995), agree its underrated, a good mystery. Should rewatch the movie sometime. I heard was the best selling novel of 1992 in the US.

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      1. I read that King wrote the character in the book specifically for Bates to later play Dolores in the movie. She was really incredible in the role.

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    11. I get up at 0530 every working day as well and also not a fan of it being dark when leaving and coming home. Started watching Scandal not to long ago and really like the show. Some characters I could do without as they feel very one dimensional and almost cartoon like, but the show has kept me entertained.

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      1. Yeah I'm not expecting much, it's from the creator of Grey's Anatomy so how smart can it really be :)

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    12. Hi Sati! Thanks for the link love.

      Oh man, your schedule truly is nuts, you poor thing! I also hate it how fast it gets dark here in late Fall/Winter time and how it’s still dark when I wake up :( Heh, what kind of boss yell at you for being too precise?? That is just mental.

      Hey, so you’re not a huge fan of Hurt Locker either eh? At least that’s what I got from your comment about “…crap that's 100x worse gets actual acclaim and tons of awards” Well I don’t think it’s crap but just not Oscar-worthy.

      I’ve been so swamped w/ the local film fest thing that I haven’t seen even a photo of Toby in the last week. But of course I still love him and there’s a chance I could actually meet him next year [God permitting]

      WOW, that photo of Rosamund’s Amy is stunning! It’s very Hitchcock-ian too, I bet if he were still alive he’d cast her in one of his films in a heart beat.

      Oooh I like Alexander Siddiq, very cool that he’s cast in GOT!

      Oy, what the heck is w/ that Interstellar image?? Seriously! But that dog pic at the end is hilarious!!

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      1. You're welcome!

        They are all mental where I work, really.

        I hate Hurt Locker. It's such a boring and pointless movie. The acting was good but that movie was just a mess.

        Ooh you can meet Toby next year? That's crazy exciting!

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      2. Toby's making a short film thru Indiegogo [I mentioned that on last month's Five for the Fifth], so depending on what you donate, there's a good chance his fans can meet him next year in London ;)

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      3. Oh that's a good business idea. I'd pay them all my money to see Stephen :)

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    13. Your boss reamed you out because your writing was too precise? My translation is "You're making the rest of us look bad." When I was a professional counselor, I got comments about my intake assessments being way more detailed than everyone else's. If they've gotta complain about something like that, they've really got nothing on you.

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      1. Well I'm still learning at my job, it's all pretty grim and depressing and I really don't have much passion for any of this stuff so I don't care much but the thing I really don't like is when people lose their nerve in the office - it's a job you're at not your private life. Keep it together there.

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    14. I don't know what to make of AHS: Freakshow. There better not be another musical number is all I'm saying.

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      1. Seriously, that's what Glee is for. Murphy is overdoing the freaking singing already.

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    15. Gurl, I love your JLaw hatred, even if I find her response to the fappening rather hilarious.

      That picture from Interstellar is ridiculous, and the reviews in for Big Eyes make it sound like a hilarious disaster of a film. So sad, because I was looking forward to it all year.

      Thanks for linking our series here!

      Also...I refuse to read your GG review yet. I'm still formulating my personal thoughts and I have so far gotten away with reading NOTHING about it, and so once I actually post my review, I'll give yours a gander!

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      1. You have two of my Gone Girl posts to check out, including one that's quite...controversial :)

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    16. Nice post Sati! Haven't seen Dolores Claiborne but the book's been sitting on my shelf for an age. Sounds about time I read it and got hold of the movie. On another note, I've never been a fan of Robert Downey Jr, just don't get what all the fuss is about :-)

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      1. Thanks! Dolores Claiborne is a fantastic movie, hope you'll get a chance to see it! I always liked RDJ but he's been acting a bit too full of himself lately.

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    17. Oh, I've wanted to see Dolores Clairborne for some time, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Bates looks terrific in it.

      I usually watch some of Sherlock Holmes whenever it's on TV. Both films are so much fun, and I love the chemistry between RDJ and Law. I'm still crossing my fingers for a third one.

      Neil Patrick Harris wouldn't be my choice to host the Oscars. I doubt he'll be terrible, but he might only be serviceable.

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      1. I really think you'd love Dolores Claiborne, it's really a terrific movie!

        I hope they'll make a third movie too, the atmosphere and the acting is so good, I think they will eventually go around to it, the franchise is so successful.

        Serviceable is the perfect word here!

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