Tuesday, December 31, 2013

American Hustle

By s. Tuesday, December 31, 2013 , , , , , , , , 34 Comments
American Hustle, David O. Russell's follow up to hugely successful Silver Linings Playbook is an entertaining mess. It has moments of brilliance, moments of artistic confusion, scenes that are lovely and scenes that are completely misguided. While the cast is excellent, I'm only convinced of the greatness of one performance. Fortunately for the film, this ensemble's efforts are enough to entertain.

Friday, December 27, 2013

(111) Ooh, don't open that door + links

By s. Friday, December 27, 2013 34 Comments
  • My tumblr lately is like Tom Hiddleston exploded all over it. I also saw Avengers twice this month.

  • Thursday, December 26, 2013

    Don Jon

    By s. Thursday, December 26, 2013 , , , , , , , 28 Comments
    I like Joseph Godon-Levitt. I wouldn't go as far as to call myself a fan of his, but he is a talented guy and he seems to be a likable, cool person. He has given us a lot of good performances in many great films - just recently in  Looper, The Dark Knight Rises and 50/50. And now he is trying his efforts in a new endeavor - writing and directing.

    Monday, December 23, 2013

    Merry Christmas!

    By s. Monday, December 23, 2013 , 44 Comments

    Once again this time of year me and Gustav would like to wish you Merry Christmas, lots of joy, great gifts, tons of laughter and love.

    Saturday, December 21, 2013

    TDL's Alphabet Movie Meme

    By s. Saturday, December 21, 2013 34 Comments
    The lovely Katy of The Drama Llama has started a very cool blogathon. You get to answer questions starting with each letter of the alphabet with movie related answers. I made some small adjustments here and there. You can check her original post by clicking the picture above.

    Friday, December 20, 2013

    (110) Hiddlestorm + links

    By s. Friday, December 20, 2013 36 Comments
  • This week the first look on Game of Thrones season 4 was released so obviously I'm one happy bunny right now. Even though Sansa's hair is exactly like lady Catelyn's which is breaking my heart...
  • Khalessi Emilia Clarke is going to be new Sarah Connor in Terminator reboot. I was rooting for Brie Larson but I'll definitely check out how it turns out.
  • However thanks to the existence of Tom Hiddleston that teaser is the second best thing I saw this week after THIS

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Blue is the Warmest Color

    By s. Wednesday, December 18, 2013 , , , , , , , 52 Comments

    The search for your identity. First love. The yearning to belong. Those are the themes explored in beautiful, melancholic and highly controversial Blue is the Warmest Color. The film is a remarkable work of art - it's 3 hours long and it follows its heroine so closely we are face to face with her for most of the film. You really feel like you are right there with Adele, locked in with all of her confusion and loneliness.

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Sarah Paulson Appreciation

    By s. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 22 Comments
    Sarah Catharine Paulson
    17 December 1974 , Tampa, Florida, USA

    I was constantly, always and forever, trying to perform the musical Annie for anyone who would listen, and I have a terrible singing voice. It was the first thing that made me think I wanted to be an actress.

    Monday, December 16, 2013

    First footage from Game of Thrones season 4!

    By s. Monday, December 16, 2013 , 24 Comments
    For me Christmas sure came early today in the form of 6 second look on new season of Game of Thrones. Yes, 6 seconds. I'm that easy to please. Well, when it comes to Thrones. Imagine being washed ashore for 6 fucking months and this being your first drop of drinking water. This is what I'm going through when Thrones is not on air and there are no leaks from the set.

    The better quality video should drop in several hours but obviously, I cannot wait.

    Friday, December 13, 2013

    (109) Blue is the Warmest Color. After all, it's the color of Tom Hiddleston's eyes + links

    By s. Friday, December 13, 2013 32 Comments
  • Yep. And I thought This is the End will actually win at Globes. Dammit. This is one boring Oscar season, by the way. Yes, some nominees are surprising but all in all you can predict the big winners right now. Blanchett is like Hathaway. Except I'm told she actually delivers great work, unlike Hathaway fishing for Oscars in Les Mis. Still hating that movie.

  • Thursday, December 12, 2013

    The 71st Annual Golden Globe Nominations

    By s. Thursday, December 12, 2013 , , 24 Comments
    Today's Golden Globes nominations were shocking, surprising and above all - they chose people who are hot right now and they really want them to appear on that red carper (Kate Winslet, who I'm told just had a baby, I'm mostly talking about you). There were surprises - Rush nominated for Best Drama, snubs - Oprah Winfrey shockingly absent, sources of joy for many - Greta Gerwig nominated for Frances Ha and potential game changers - Idris Elba nominated for Long Walk to Freedom.

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013

    The Counselor

    By s. Wednesday, December 11, 2013 , , , , , , , 34 Comments

    Imagine that you are a cook. In fact, you are an excellent cook. You've spent the whole day cooking delicious meals of many different cuisines. By the end of the day you are left with various ingredients. They are all superb individually, but they don't make sense together. You could come up with some new sort of meal and make it delicious, you have a talent for it. But instead you go the easy way - you put them in a shit-stainted shaky bowl, you say it's great and you serve it to your customers.

    Sunday, December 8, 2013

    Making the Case for: George Clooney in Gravity

    By s. Sunday, December 8, 2013 , , , 42 Comments
    I usually try to stay open minded when it comes to other people's opinions on movies. No, wait. That's not it. I try to, however, remember that everyone is entitled to have different taste than me. Movies are different, people are different. As many people, as many reactions to certain films. That said, occasionally I hear opinions so shockingly wrong I just roll my eyes.

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    (108) Christmas, Oscars, Cumberbitches + links

    By s. Friday, December 6, 2013 36 Comments
  • George Clooney has been giving a lot of interviews lately. In one of those he said that he 'hasn't met the love of his life yet'. I'm RIGHT HERE GEORGE!!!
  • Speaking of campaigning for Oscar - apparently there is a threesome scene involving both Leo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in The Wolf of Wall Street. That's not the best part of this news. The best part is that this is apparently one of the more tame moments in the film. What the fuck is going on in this movie? And more importantly - does Jean Dujardin gets to do any depraved stuff?
  • Once again it's Christmas on the Corner, completed with Reindeer Lana, stockings and Black Swan with rosy cheeks - and by that I mean the new header of the blog. There are also snowmen on the sides and my new avatar is semi-suicidal Wednesday Addams in Santa hat.

  • Thursday, December 5, 2013

    American Horror Story: 3x07 The Dead / 3x08 The Sacred Taking

    By s. Thursday, December 5, 2013 12 Comments
    I'm not gonna write much about previous episode, The Dead, as it was weak and boring, to the point that I'm in no rush to rewatch it. Axeman/Fiona romance is a snoozefest so far and the only big development was Queenie jumping sides and bringing LaLaurie to Laveau. We also got awful and cringeworthy scenes from Madison who is now the most annoying person on the show.

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    15 things I cannot wait to see in the future seasons of Game of Thrones

    By s. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 , 21 Comments
    It's been a while since I wrote about Game of Thrones and it feels like I'm dying - no pictures, no teasers, nothing from HBO - so here it goes. There are so many wonderful moments to wait for, not just in upcoming 4th season but in future seasons as well. I normally write only about the upcoming season, but since I spent many hours today reading about Northern Conspiracy (Jesus, I'm such a nerd) I'm gonna list most of my favorite moments I'm looking forward to. I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot of great scenes but whatever, hopefully you'll have fun checking this one out.

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

    Breaking Emotions: Hate + Love

    By s. Sunday, December 1, 2013 , , , , , , , 33 Comments

    This week MettelRay chose Hate and Love as the final emotions for her blogathon. I decided to approach HATE as the scenes which really get me to HATE things and LOVE as the scenes that I love to watch, that kinda make my love for cinema justified - first one is funny, second one is a visual treat and the third one, well, the third one is perfect.

    Saturday, November 30, 2013

    (107) Let's be thankful for Franco and Rogen + links

    By s. Saturday, November 30, 2013 40 Comments
  • Seth Rogen and James Franco won the Internet this week with their hilarious shot-for-shot remake of Kanye West's video Bound. How can people think Rogen is not funny?

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    Visual Parallels: Take Shelter + The Hunt

    By s. Wednesday, November 27, 2013 , , 18 Comments
    Take Shelter and The Hunt don't have much in common at the first glance. But when you start looking closely similarities arise - both stories center around a man, who despite having a family and people who love him, is utterly alone with his problems. In case of Curtis, the hero of Take Shelter, he is suspecting that he is becoming mentally ill. Lucas, the protagonist of The Hunt, on the other hand has been accused of molesting a little girl in his village.

    Saturday, November 23, 2013

    (106) in the land of gods and monsters... + links

    By s. Saturday, November 23, 2013 31 Comments
  • People magazine chose Adam Levine as the Sexiest Man Alive. When Aliens invade I'm not gonna fight them. We, us a race, deserve punishment.
  • Lana del Rey's short film Tropico is finally getting released - December 5th is the big day and the teaser for the film looks seriously awesome. Also Lana needs to get back to that studio and record some new stuff - I've been annoying my neighbors with Paradise Edition (and GoT soundtracks) for months now.

  • Friday, November 22, 2013

    Mads Mikkelsen Appreciation

    By s. Friday, November 22, 2013 24 Comments
    Mads Mikkelsen
    November 22, 1965 (Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark)

    I take my work enormously seriously. When I do something it has to feel right. Everything has to be right. I’m not ambitious about my career, but I am ambitious with each job. I can be fairly annoying to work with. No compromises. Let’s put it this way: compromises are from hell

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    Breaking Emotions: Smiles + Thrills

    By s. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 , , , , , , , 20 Comments

    This week MettelRay gave us Smiles and Thrills to work with. I'm gonna give three examples for each of those. I'm going to share actual scenes too.

    A summary? Pussy Palace, undies and George Clooney. My God, that sounds erotic.

    Sunday, November 17, 2013

    Breaking Emotions: Tears + Surprise

    By s. Sunday, November 17, 2013 , , , , , , , 20 Comments

    This week MettelRay shared another two emotions - tears and surprise. This time I'm gonna do both.

    Friday, November 15, 2013

    (105) You'll be afraid + links

    By s. Friday, November 15, 2013 32 Comments
  • Maleficent poster is so ridiculously awesome. The trailer is very enjoyable too. Angelina is chilling and superhot. I really hope it won't suck. I can't have another movie I'm anticipating disappointing me. The Counselor was a pile of poo and 12 Years a Slave was good but not great. Thank God for Gravity, other than that this year is pretty shitty.
  • James Franco said the scene in the gay bar in Shame is homophobic. What's worse is that I see this opinion being expressed by a lot of people. It's one of the most ridiculous things I've heard in my entire life. Also - just how many gay jokes were there in This is the End and during his roast? I laughed at those but seriously, does Franco think he is the right person to talk about stuff like that when he is laughing his ass off whenever someone jokes about him being gay?
  • Season 4 teaser for Game of Thrones will air with the finale of Boardwalk Empire. There is a real danger I'm gonna crap my pants when this happens.

  • Thursday, November 14, 2013

    American Horror Story: Coven - 3x06 The Axeman Cometh

    By s. Thursday, November 14, 2013 4 Comments
    This week's Coven brought in quite the cinematic episode. It was very focused and almost felt like a separate movie, with few scenes connected to the main story line. We open in 1919 where we meet the Axeman (Danny Huston) - New Orleans's equivalent of the Zodiac killer. The Axeman killed 8 people and wrote to the newspaper that he won't kill anyone who has jazz music playing in their house.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    Angelina Jolie is pure perfection as Maleficent in the film's first trailer.

    By s. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 , 24 Comments
    (I know I'm probably the last one to post it, but in my defense I was making the above graphic)

    It's finally here. The long awaited first trailer for Disney's Maleficent. People are really excited for this one, especially for one awesome reason - Angelina Jolie. Not only was she absent from the big screen for a while now, but it's pretty damn rare that someone is literally the only right choice for a certain character. And there is no one in the world more perfect for the role of evil witch Maleficent than Jolie.

    Monday, November 11, 2013

    12 Years a Slave

    By s. Monday, November 11, 2013 , , , , , , , 30 Comments
    Based on true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

    Friday, November 8, 2013

    (104) Let Clooney talk, let Fassy pee + links

    By s. Friday, November 8, 2013 38 Comments
  • So couple of rooms in my apartment are being redone. My room is the only usable one, which means my mother brought all of her shit in here. I have 5 bedside lamps in my room right now. And plants. So many plants. It's like a Lynchian nightmare. Gustav is sleeping in my bed. He took over my pillows. I nearly fell out of a bed. And he is A YORKIE.

  • Thursday, November 7, 2013

    American Horror Story: Coven - 3x05 Burn, Witch, Burn!

    By s. Thursday, November 7, 2013 6 Comments
    This week in American Horror Story we got to see witch burning, a good old fashioned chainsaw to zombie's head action and another episode of Spalding's little corpse/starlet slapstick adventure. It was, just as it sounds, really fun.