I'm not, on principal, against remakes. Sometimes
they are really good like Vanilla Sky, which is actually in my
top 20 favorite films of all time. But the upcoming Secret in their Eyes just looks like a fucking
The original is Argentinian Oscar winner for Best Foreign
film a few years back, only 6 years to be exact. It has great writing and acting, really cool lawyer lady character, very powerful story
of revenge and awesome twist.
The remake appears to have Julia Roberts, looking like shit and begging to be Oscar nominated again, probably even more so than Hugh Jackman was, while yelling and wrecking sinks with hammers in that crap known as Prisoners.
That they remade it alone is upsetting, but what the hell was done with
the story? The key character of the widower - who is smartly in the
background for a lot of the movie - and the partner cop roles have been
merged? Into a woman? To give Roberts baity edgy material so she can
rough up some guys, drink, yell and smash mirrors?
How cheap. How
pathetic. How predictable.
The fact that they changed the part of a husband to
mother just messes up the entire dynamic in the story. Also the bad guy
just looks like some typical loon instead of sad, lonely and pathetic
killer in the original version. Not that by writing 'sad' I mean you should be feeling for him but my God was that guy a gigantic loser. This one is less than a loser. It's just a cliché. A forgettable one.
And who did they cast to play
charismatic, fiery, lively district attorney lady? Freaking porcelain botox
doll Kidman. Not that Kidman cannot act, because she can. But she is so
Eijofor is all right but the whole trio is so mismatched. The trailer looks like every single character was taken from another film and digitally pasted onto this one.
Also I hear that instead of rich corruption story from the original the backdrop here is 9/11.
So... Ben Affleck is apparently a gambling, drunken mess? At least that is
being cited as the reason for him and his wife splitting up. Maybe he just went method with the whole Batman thing.
Penny Dreadful was on fire in the last few episodes. Who knew Billie
Piper could act? I certainly didn't. Her big scene in episode 8 was
...as was that kiss between Ethan and Vanessa in episode 7.
So I finally started watching True Detective 2. I managed to
see 1,5 episode. Why is Taylor Kitsch there? and why is Adams trying so
hard? Am I supposed to be rooting for anyone there? I liked the main duo
in season 1 but this is just an assembly of human garbage.
Terminator: Genisys is getting owned by Magic Mike XXL in American
cinemas. Everyone knew that this new Terminator would suck but man, this
is embarrassing. Also seriously what were they thinking casting Emilia
Clarke? Not only is she limited actress at best but she looks nothing like
Sarah Connor should look like. Also Emilia is really not looking great
in that one. You take make up, dresses and the blonde wig...and she is just a plain girl. Ladies we all could look majestic if we had this type of resources.
So I started watching Outlander, but the
only days I actually have the time to sit back and see anything is
the weekends, so it's going as speedy as my viewing of Daredevil. Which is
to say it's snail's pace.
It's not a bad show! There is this whole celtic vibe, especially in landscapes, music and general way everyone talks I enjoy. Also while no one will ever come close to my lady Cat, in the first three episodes, the main character has more agency (read it and weep!) than every single GoT female character had this entire season.
You know you branch out, you start watching stuff like Penny Dreadful and Outlander with those rich female characters, actually doing stuff, being given screen time and you just have one question - why do David Benioff and Dan Weiss hate women so very much? Because when you compare how women are treated on Penny Dreadful with the pointless abuse, lack of characterization and simplification of Thrones, you must be blind not to see the rampart misogyny that has been sneaking up on us every since Cat died and so did Cersei - via whitewashing - the moment Margaery smirked at her and we felt bad for poor Cersei. Dany is being saved by Tyrion, Ellaria is a psychopath and Sansa gets rape in her big 'empowering' storyline in which all she does is 1. picking a lock 2. telling someone she wants to die 3. gets rescued by Theon.
Meanwhile on Penny Dreadful you have Vanessa making hard, conscious choices, standing up to assholes and witches and consoling poor souls. That hasn't happened on GoT since Brienne's storyline in season 3.
Steve Jobs trailer! Well, Fassbender is back and looking fine as ever (except for the glasses and turtleneck, unless you are Statham in Spy, don't wear that guys). Winslet is almost recognizable and I'm so psyched that Seth Rogen is there! I hope he gets the Jonah Hill Oscar buzz/praise treatment.
I finally got a chance to start watching Conan again - I have so many episodes to see, some of them from a year ago. I watched Nick Offerman's episode from October and Bill Hader's, back when he was promoting Skeleton Twins and they were both so funny. Offerman was talking about his gig called "Full Bush" and started talking about how people should leave their pubic hair alone, in his typical awesome voice and sophisticated language and it was so hysterical. Hader did baby Arnold Schwarzenegger impression which made him crack up which is always the best thing to see.
Also I saw Nicole Kidman episode and I thought it was super rude that she kissed Conan but didn't even shake hands with Andy. It reminded me of that time Seth Rogen was on some talk show and Megan Fox was the second guest - he leaned in to give her a kiss and she just turned his face away from him. Yeah I get that women have the right to chose who is kissing them on the cheek but come on, it was a greeting. It just made her look like a bitch. Rogen is adorable, damn it!
How was my week? It was shit. It was so bad, I didn't even online shop anything, which is the highest form of being upset. I even took a nap. I once went 50h without sleep and now with this job, at the age of 25, I'm napping. I heard more crap from my boss this week - she couldn't even say she liked one of the 5 things I wrote for her - the phrasing she used was "this is the one I disliked least". She's on vacation now. It's against Wiccan code to wish misfortune on anyone so I shan't.
We have the most experienced assistants leaving us this month which makes me and a colleague who worked 3 months longer than me, the assistants with longest experience there. And everyone is expecting us to be as good as the girls who are leaving (who studied longer, passed the bar and worked there 5+ years). I still know nothing. I'd be cool if someone gave me 5 minutes, guided me somehow, told me what I should write about specifically about the case - since all I did for 5 years of colleague was studying theory - and then when I fucked up they would get mad. But handing me a verdict to write when I have no idea what I'm doing and then yelling at me for 5 minutes daily is really not cool. It makes me feel like a moron, even if there is no reason I should because how can you know things like that? To give you the idea - it's as if I studied human biology for 5 years, graduated, went to work and was given a scalpel to cut out someone's appendix.
All I can say is - thank God for the one judge (out of 12) who actually thanked me for doing things in advance for him. He even says hello and goodbye. Others just shut the door in front of you when you are carrying legal acts.
And Stannis is still dead.
But at least Gustav had a good week again. And I got hit on about 5 times this week by guys who go 'oh what a beautiful dog!' and then to me 'what a beautiful lady!' when I walk him. And Gustav is such a whore he is continuously wiggling his tail and playing while I'm getting hit on.