I watched almost all episodes of Black Mirror this week. It's a truly
outstanding series. I'm gonna try to make a quick post where I rank all
the episodes soon but number 1 would be a hard choice between Shut up and Dance and San Junipero. I really think if San Junipero (starring Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was a movie people would go nuts for it. I'm thinking about doing Visual Parallels with this episode but I don't know when I get to it. I also really liked White Christmas but does Jon Hamm always play assholes? I never saw him play anyone likable. The series is so cool because other than some small Easter eggs the episodes aren't connected at all so you can watch them in whatever order you want. And the cast they assembled in the show is really amazing.
Also I just gotta say I don't remember seeing Gugu in anything before but wow she is gorgeous! She is playing one of those house appliances in The Beauty and the Beast and how the hell would the Prince ever wanna get with Wooden Watson over this knockout?!
I saw the first episode of The Crown this week and I really liked it, particularly the music but holy hell does Matt Smith creep me out. Him and Cumberbatch are two men I cannot believe some chicks find hot. Also he is such a one note actor.
The two Ed Harris movies I checked out while heavy breathing on weekend were National Treasure 2 - which was so ridiculous but he did a lot of action stuff in that so yey - and Virginia - which was a bizarre movie but there was this one scene where he spanked Jennifer Connelly with his belt so I quite literally almost collapsed on the floor while simultaneously clawing my own fucking face like Catelyn Stark during Red Wedding. Duplicate him and bring him to me goddammit.
I probably won't be watching Globes live this year. Maybe The Oscars, I don't know. I actually have a day off on Monday but do I really want to sit there till 5 AM when Magnificent Boo or Hardyboo won't even attend (they are both in London right now)? Original Boo Harrison was there last year so why bother again and J-boo is probably banned for life after HFPA saw Suicide Squad. I am tired. I don't have the time. I also really don't care. I genuinely don't feel like watching at all this year. I've been recapping the ceremonies for years but I won't anymore. Maybe it's the decreasing readership of the website which is just a reflection of me having less time, strength and desire to run it anymore. Less posts, less everything. I only visit fellow bloggers' websites about once a week, if that. The only things I genuinely loved last year were TV not cinema and something tells me Dead Eyed Gos swirling around in cute surroundings ain't gonna wake up my desire to write about films. But Oscars season? The only two movies that will get mentions that I want to see are Jackie and Arrival and it doesn't look like I actually get to see them any time soon.
So there won't be ceremonies recap, they will be included in RF if I see them.
I am however thrilled Anya Taylor-Joy made it onto BAFTA Rising Star list
Here is the poster for The Lure - a Polish horror mermaid movie I have been meaning to see for a year now. It's apparently bizarre as hell (having seen some of my great country's horror movies I am sure it is) but that is one amazing poster.
Ben Affleck may not do that Batman movie after all. My advice to him is to run away from DCEU. They have no idea what they are doing and they keep wasting all those talented actors they have. I'd love to see Batfleck's solo film but I have a sense the studio is meddling and that's why he is changing his tune now and saying the movie may never happen.
Speaking of photoshop, W magazine delivered what is the most ridiculous photoshoot I've seen in a very long time. I actually had to look up who is on that picture on the left because they are both so airbrushed:
And Michelle Williams' jaw, neck and chin were just massacred. Not to mention the actual photoshoot photos which are ridiculous. That's Chris Pine, apparently.
A shame that Jesus didn't tell Chris Pratt to treat animals well and not be a complete and utter douche bag.
Ryan Reynoldsreally wants those Deadpool Oscar nominations to happen.
It's a new year but it's same old Johnny 9 Digits/Amber Heard feud.
Darren Aronofsky has completely lost contact with reality. You're crawling with herpes now, Darren.
Taboo is about to premiere so Hardyboo has been promoting it which is wonderful. He also wished us all happy New Year in a adorable way.
And here's him reading a bedtime story. Good God, man.