Friday, May 4, 2012

(25) Evil Queen of Ravens + links

By Sati. Friday, May 4, 2012
  • Charlize Theron looks amazing on recent promotional materials from Snow White and the Huntsman. I made the picture above among many others this week, I figured May will have SWATH inspired theme on the blog and June will be for Prometheus.
  • Apparently Charlize's performance in that film is like a mix of serial killer in Se7en and what Jack Nicholson did in The Shining. Can't wait to see it.
  • Also - I wish people would stop hating on Kristen Stewart. 
  • Dark Shadows is opening pretty soon and there is barely any buzz about it. Is Eva Green curse going to strike again?
  • There was a lot of fun Avengers related stuff flying around the  tumblr this week. This one is my favorite:
  • Speaking of Avengers Scarlett Johansson got her star on Walk of Fame this week and Jeremy Renner was there too. Are they dating? Because recently they are everywhere together. If they are not dating they totally should.
  • I only saw one movie this week which was Avengers. It was a busy week - cleaning, preparing my apartment for the arrival of my puppy and buying tons of stuff for him - I got him 4 different kinds of treats, a leash, a bow, a ball and other things. It cost me a little fortune and it of course came at the time my computer started acting strange so now I will have to start saving up for a new one.
  • The Dark Knight Rises trailer appeared this week and people are excited about it. I'm not interested in seeing this on the big screen, though the trailer was much better than two previous ones and had a lovely score. I think the only films I will try to catch in the theatres before August are Dark Shadows, SWATH and Prometheus.
  • Speaking of Prometheus check this recording out - it will scare you shitless.
  • There have been a lot of dissecting of the trailers this week and it makes me wonder how much control over the trailers does Ridley Scott have - he is either toying with us or being very furious right now. Perhaps him and David Fincher can team up with Alien fans and bring FOX down.
  • Game of Thrones had interesting episode last weekend. It wasn't strong as a whole but it had amazing individual scenes like the scene with Tywin and Arya and especially Brienne pledging her loyalty to Catelyn. Don't even get me started on the shadow scene - so cool.
    Also fun fact - some chicks who play prostitutes on the show are actual porn actresses. Not that I knew that from watching that noble genre - I read that on imdb. Damn HBO really has no limits.
  • Another great tumblr find:

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30 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link. I love that Avengers tumblr.

    I'm surprised Scarlett got a Star on the Walk of Fame.

    I would so not want to have one. I just don't like the idea of people walking on my star or a dog crapping on it.

    I'll be seeing The Avengers on Sunday morning. I prefer to wait a bit.

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    1. I never thought of it this way :) I think it's more about getting the star and showing up there than actually having it, kinda a one day experience and "honor".

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  2. Holy crap, that avengers thing is awesome.

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    1. I think I like Tasha and Thor the most :)

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  3. Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson should be dating. They're so cute together!

    Thanks for the link!

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  4. Charlize Theron really looks menacing in the trailers. I can't remember too much iconic female villains from movies, but she could turn out to be one of them. And drawing inspiration from Se7en and The Shining only signals good things too.

    Love the Avengers-Friends photo, and thanks for the links.

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    1. You're welcome! I hope we will see more female villains, I'm looking forward to what Jolie will do wiht Maleficient.

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  5. Haha, odd but I was actually thinking that some of the actresses playing prostitutes in GoT *have* to be porn artists. Most of them don't even get speaking parts, so I dunno how much acting experience comes out of it. Even the chick playing Ros is a burlesque performer.

    Thanks for the link :)

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    1. Burlesque is a bit more...classy than just porn so that would probably be a reason why she is a little better than the rest :)

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  6. Once again, thank you for the link.

    I loved the Harrenhal stuff, those scenes with Jaqen H'ghar were awesome. I just hope they don't end up removing one of Arya's best scenes in the entire series.

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    1. It's a fantastic story arc I wish the show would stop putting all those Gendry/Arya scenes it's like a teenage fans shipping adventure every week.

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  7. Thanks for the post!
    Good luck and enjoy your puppy, I hope we'll get some pictures soon, if you want to share!
    SWATH marketing people are pushing Charlize Theron in front instead of Kristen Stewart, which is little bit weird...maybe they're afraid of the bad publicity that KStew can bring with her name! Anyway, I'll still want to see the movie!

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    1. I will definetly post pictures of him if he will pose for me, they are quite jumpy and energetic creatures and the pics I have of him so far are very blurry :)
      I think it may be an attempt to promote Charlize in Oscar race, since she has such a meaty role and villain roles usually get a lot of Oscar notice.

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  8. Looking forward to the Prometheus theme! That audio clip was messed up! Thanks for the link again, it is much appreciated! I hope Theron's performance in SWATH is as good as that mix suggests. I'm hoping Dark Shadows is a return to form for Burton, I think it looks pretty cool!

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    1. I think it looks cool too, but I noticed there are a lot of people who are angry he didn't keep it dark and Gothic like the original TV series.

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  9. Lol Sati, you shouldn't look to buy a new computer just because it's acting strange ;) Maybe, you can format the entire disk and reinstall everything, it usually works as new for a little while.

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    1. Oh I did that few times in the past. My computer is so freaking old it should be in a museum or something. I really need a new one desperatly ^^

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  10. Thanks for the link.

    In regards to Game of Thrones and porn actresses - that is a deliberate attempt to skew the facts by the haters of the show. German actress Sibel Kekilli, who plays Shae (Tyrion's "whore"), did about a dozen porn films in 2002 early in her career. Since 2004 she has been a mainstream actress, including winning a Best Actress Golden Bear (basically the German Oscar) for her performance in the acclaimed film Head-On (Gegen die Wand). It was that win that caused the tabloid media to dig into her past and find the prior career.

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    1. I wish I could agree with you but I can't - the actress who got the rough treatment from Joffrey in previous episode is not only a porn actress but one that is still in the business proudly announcing so on her blog. As for Shea, well 2002 and post-wins or no wins, it still happened. I don't think it hurts the show in any way, nor I think it declines the show's quality but facts are facts.

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    2. Sorry, but I'm afraid I'm confused now. The only reason people are mentioning porn on the IMDB Game of Thrones board is to try to tear down a great show. The only reason porn is ever brought up in connection with any movie, show, or person is to try to get people to dislike them. Every negative review I read of Steven Soderbergh's movie The Girlfriend Experience mentioned star Sasha's Grey's porn career at some point.

      The fact that you mentioned it made it sound like it was new info to you and that it had now hurt your opinion of the show, too (otherwise why mention it.) In your reply, though, you state that you don't think it hurts the show in any way.

      I agree that facts are facts, but of the millions of them associated with this show, why select that one particular fact?

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    3. I really don't think you can guess the reasons why people are mentioning it and assume it will "tear down a great show". Why would it? These are the actresses who plays prostututes and very supporting characters. It's not that people will dislike them for it, it's a trivia and I found it interesting since it's a show I watch and I gotta say it's quite peculiar that they got all those actresses from this industry into the series and not professional actresses. It was a new info to me and I decided to share it as it was all over the net in past week, not just on imdb. This is a movie website not "I love GOT" website. It did not hurt my opinion of the show, though I must say the actress playing Shea is quite lousy and perhaps if they went with someone different the performance would be better.

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    4. I can tell that I am not expressing what I am trying to say well enough to communicate my feelings. This is completely my failing to communicate well, not yours to understand, by the way. Sorry for any confusion or hard/hurt feelings I may have caused you. I'll drop this topic.

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    5. No worries! I simply shared the fact because I thought it may interest some fans of the show, it was in no way anything against the series - I really do love it :)

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  11. Ahahah, that's a very funny impression on The Avengers to be Friends-like. I bet that would be the most expensive TV series ever! It's nice to have a puppy, it seems. Oww, even though ScarJo and Renner is dating, it seems like a publicity thing for The Avengers, don't you think? Nice post, Sati!

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    1. It may be a publicity stunt, Johansson seems to be focusing on that more than her movies in recent years.

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  12. You reminded me that I wanted to check out photos from Scarlett's walk of fame event. I heard about it from a friend but never saw anything on the Internet (simply because I'm not that much of a news person).

    I couldn't listen to that Prometheus recording to the end lol. If there was an accompanying video, it wouldn't have been so unsettling.

    Thanks for the plug! Very kind of you.

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    1. You're welcome! I only listened to it once and it made my blood run cold :)

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  13. Fuck that Avengers thing is priceless. Wow, hysterical. Thanks for the link, as always!

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