Friday, May 31, 2013

(81) And Roslin wept... + links

By s. Friday, May 31, 2013 30 Comments

  •  this Sunday's upcoming episode of Game of Thrones. Oh my God. It's finally here. I'm so not ready for this. I'm just not emotionally prepared at all. This is the single most anticipated event of the year for me. I sincerely hope everyone remained unspoiled and will survive it. I cannot freaking believe in 2 days I will actually see it in the show. I read that chapter so many times, it was incredible. I've got my wine and tissues ready. Also if you don't want to get spoiled you may wanna skip next week's Rambling Friday because it's going to be a very special post about this very special event.
  • I actually started having nightmares about it again. One of them was that they didn't show what will make this episode so unforgettable. And then Henry Cavill as Superman showed up. I'd say I'm going insane but I think I have crossed that bridge long time ago.
  • Sunday was tough. No new Game of Thrones. It was unnatural. I almost wept.
  • Season 3 soundtrack is being released next Tuesday. This is fucking fantastic, since this is pretty much all I'm listening to and I know the first two soundtracks by heart.
  • All of those Man of Steel promos are actually making me excited for the movie. Amy Adams is so lucky!
  • In other really frustrating news Fassy has been seen hanging out with Bradley Cooper and some random chick in London. I have nothing.

  • I didn't have the time to see new season of Arrested Development, but people seem obsessed with it, watching the whole season at once. I'm probably going to do that next weekend if everything goes well.
  • I mentioned Amy Adams before - check her out on the set of American Hustle. OH MY GOD.
  • Blue is the Warmest Color won Palme d'or during Cannes festival. The film looks really interesting and as a big fan of Lea Seydoux I can't wait to see it.
  • Speaking of Lea, first picture of the new Beauty and the Beast adaptation was released. She plays the beauty and Vincent Cassell plays the beast. The photo looks a bit odd, but the film is being made by the same dude who did Brotherhood of the Wolves, so at the very least I'm hoping it will be really creepy and visually stunning.
  • I can't stop laughing at the first picture of Fassy and McAvoy from the set of X-Men Days of the Future Past

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    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Soundtrack Wednesday - Spring Breakers

    By s. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 , , 27 Comments

    Track: Your Friends Ain't Gonna Leave with You
    Artist: Cliff Martinez
    Movie: Spring Breakers

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013

    Behind the Candelabra

    By s. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 , , , , , , , , , , , 27 Comments
    I'm not the biggest Steven Soderbergh's fan but I'll hand it to the guy - he has his own style. I enjoyed quite a lot of his movies, with Solaris sitting firmly in my top 20 of all time for a decade now. When Soderbergh announced his retirement plans and that Behind the Candelabra will be his last movie I did feel that cinema is losing something. His films are quite unique, elegant, subtle and interesting.

    Monday, May 27, 2013

    Game of Thrones 2x09 Blackwater

    By s. Monday, May 27, 2013 10 Comments
    What's the worst thing that can happen during Game of Thrones season? Hiatus. We are dealing with one now. There was no new episode last night, thanks to Memorial Day weekend. I thought it may be a good opportunity to give the season 3 recap treatment to the series single best episode. Blackwater.

    Saturday, May 25, 2013

    Iron Man 3

    By s. Saturday, May 25, 2013 , , , , , , , 34 Comments
    Iron Man 3 was supposed to be the end of the trilogy ."Supposed to be" because now I hear they are planning on doing more movies. Whether it's true or not, the third part focusing on the adventures of Tony Stark is an entertaining summer blockbuster, but for me it was the weakest part of the trilogy. There was just a little too much silliness here and the villain weren't as menacing as he should be to provide the strong sense of danger.

    Friday, May 24, 2013

    (80) You promised me Game of Thrones, HBO. You promised! + links

    By s. Friday, May 24, 2013 24 Comments

  • If I were Cersei Lannister, life would be so easy. Her ability to diss people and not give a fuck is wonderful.

  • Monday, May 20, 2013

    Game of Thrones 3x08 Second Sons

    By s. Monday, May 20, 2013 , 32 Comments
    When the writers stay close to the books, great things happen. New episode, Second Sons, was definitely a step up from last week's disappointing episode. We got fewer storylines here, but each of them had a nice pay-off, a lot of great acting and yes, even shy glimpses of hope. I saw a lot of people complain about the lack of great scenes with Peter Dinklage this season. Well, I guess they are all happy now.

    Saturday, May 18, 2013

    Saturday TV Special: Farewell to The Office

    By s. Saturday, May 18, 2013 , 14 Comments
    On Thursday, after 9 years, The Office reached its finale. The show that was originally inspired by British comedy series with Ricky Gervais was one of the most well known and popular series in the world. I watched every single episode of it, often times more than once. The first 7 seasons, the ones that still had Steve Carrel in it, had some of the funniest moments I've seen on TV.

    Friday, May 17, 2013

    (79) Attack, attack! + links

    By s. Friday, May 17, 2013 48 Comments

    Monday, May 13, 2013

    Game of Thrones 3x07 The Bear and the Maiden Fair

    By s. Monday, May 13, 2013 , 22 Comments
    What is this saying? "It's always calm before the storm"? Well, apparently in season 3 of Game of Thrones things have to get really lame before they become great. Or at least I'm hoping it's the explanation for the quality and the content of the latest episode. The Bear and the Maiden Fair, the episode that was written - for the third time in series's run - by George R.R. Martin is unfortunately the worst episode of the season.

    Friday, May 10, 2013

    (78) Welcome to Hell + links

    By s. Friday, May 10, 2013 38 Comments

  • Thank God for Game of Thrones. The only time I forget about all of this mess is the one hour when I watch it on Sunday. Then I'm not here. I'm in motherfucking Westeros.
  • I changed my avatars to Lady Melisandre. Khaleesi's continuous rejection of Jorah and the fact she is about to turn into a dumbass was one of the reasons. Also Melisandre rocks.
  • We didn't get Robb sex scene on Sunday but it's coming up in new episode, so HAPPINESS. Also it will feature my favorite scene from the series - yes! There is like 80% chance I'll explode when I see that.
  • I wonder how they will handle Tywin scolding Joffrey scene. Yep, Tywin hates whores but the fact Joff used one as a target practice will probably be the reason for the "sharp lesson".
  • Also there is potentially a very unpleasant Theon scene coming up as Martin, who wrote the episode, will probably use this opportunity to clear some things out.
  • The most exciting thing this week were the news that Richard Madden is going to be Prince Charming in that Cinderella movie where Cate Blanchett is going to be evil stepmother. Can you imagine him doing all those romantic, fairytale things? I need to get a verbal confirmation from one of my friends that they will go with me to see it. Someone needs to call the ambulance when I pass out. 
  • So let me get this straight - not only is Jenna-Louise Coleman insanely beautiful but she also gets to date him? And do things to his body and face? This is now the very definition of "not fair".
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau made a surprise appearance in recent SNL.
  • Lammies. I made it pretty clear that I'm not exactly thrilled about them but the fact I lost Best Design again, to the same blog, and this time by 1 vote is actually comical. Thank you to 35 people who voted for me, I appreciate it.
  • Parks and Rec finale was awesome. Ron is going to be a baby daddy! Oh God, can you imagine that?! He is going to teach that child his Swanson pyramid.
  • I thought Gustav was spoiled. Then I saw The Big Bang Theory where Raj actually has a stroller for his Yorkie, Cinnamon. I think there are still some levels left to accomplish there.
  • I finally saw Hannibal. It's good but it's not that great. Hugh Dancy's character is extremely annoying. It follows murder of the week pattern which is such a big cliche. It's just an example of how they want to drag out the reveal of Hannibal being a murderer for many seasons and they have absolutely no idea how to do so, without resorting to usual tricks. Mikkelsen is really good in his role but sometimes it's hard to understand what he is saying because of his accent. The visual side of the series is pretty awesome and I'm quite shocked about the level of gore - it airs on NBC and I didn't think they can actually show such things. That angels thing with people and their skin made to look like wings was crazy.
  • Mia Wasikowska and Olivia Williams joined the cast of new David Cronenberg movie Maps to the Stars. Williams will play his manipulative mother, and Wasikowska her disfigured, schizophrenic, fame-obsessed daughter. Sounds great.
  • First teaser for Gravity was released and it's a bit hectic. I mean what the movie is going to be about? Sandra Bullock just floating in space?
  • Let's talk about that MET gala for a second. Oh, my God. Have you seen Sarah Jessica Parker? You can print that and use it to scare kids. Horrific. I really like Anne Hathaway's new hair color and that dress, as much as it pains me to say so. Cara Delavigne's dress was fantastic too. And our Khaleesi! So gorgeous! That earring was amazing. I liked Emmy Rossum's dress and make up as well as Florence Welch's outfit that looked kinda like something out of Game of Thrones.
  •  This week I saw new Iron Man movie. I liked it, it was fun. I didn't like it as much as the second movie, though, which is my favorite out of trilogy. I just loved Sam Rockwell, Pepper and Tony arguing and Black Widow's long red locks. But third part was entertaining, I'll post the review next week.
  • There is new David Bowie video with Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard. This is so awesome. 
  • So last week I had a close encounter with giant hedgehog and 20 boars. This week my friend texted me that a pack of wolves was seen in my town's woods. Oh My I Westeros? Is one of them The Young Wolf? 'Cause that would really turn things around for me.

  • links:
    • MettelRay appreciates Mr. Beard. So much hotness in this post.
    • Ruth shares Lana Del Rey's amazing Young and Beautiful from The Great Gatsby soundtrack
    • Chris reviews Ruby Starks, which has been on my watchlist for a while now
    • Elena and Brittani both praise Trance
    • Alex reviews Mud which I'm looking forward to seeing
    • m.brown liked charming Seeking a Friend for the End of the World