Saturday, December 27, 2014

105 things I love about Gone Girl (that no one talks about), part 1.

By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, December 27, 2014 , , 60 Comments

Brilliant Alex of And so it Begins let me borrow his awesome idea for things I love about ... that no one talks about again. I did the last one on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and now it's, to surprise of no one, another Fincher's movie, one that is still my favorite film of 2014 (I still haven't seen Birdman or Foxcatcher but I can't see Gone Girl falling from the top place). It turns out that this list grew really extensive so I'm dividing it into two parts, the next one will be posted next Sunday.

Friday, December 26, 2014

(163) Merry Christmas! + links

By sati (harlequinade) Friday, December 26, 2014 39 Comments

  • Oh, would you look at that!
  • That is a photo of Mark for Variety's Oscar contenders series. So gorgeous!
  • Oh my good God.
  •  I rewatched Blindness. That is such a disgusting, offensive movie. That whole thing where bunch of women is getting raped because Julianne Moore won't stab a guy? Was she retarded? I bet this is Lars von Trier's favorite film - sexism, feces and ugliness everywhere. Since Mark was in that it was like looking at a flower in the middle of a dump. Thank God he was at least naked in that. Everything else sucked.

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    (162) America, fuck no + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, December 18, 2014 42 Comments

  •  This is gonna be more scattered than usual. Kinda like my brain - I had so many difficult cases to think over this week. One day it actually took me 10 hours to come up with one solution. This is the hardest month in my job yet and add to that Christmas one is surprised why this is the only post this week, right? I have seen 0 movies since last Saturday.

  • Friday, December 12, 2014

    (161) Double Fluffalo* + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, December 12, 2014 32 Comments

  • *this kinda sounds like ice cream flavor.
  • Yeah, let's drop that thought before it gets filthy.

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014

    The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Nominations

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, December 11, 2014 , 27 Comments
    Rosamund Pike, Best Actress in Drama - Gone Girl and Mark Ruffalo, Best Supporting Actor - Foxcatcher
     What did we learn today?

    We learned that if your heart is pure (kind of) and you are rooting for the movie (that you haven't even seen yet) and it has your darling Fluffalo in it, amazing things can happen.

    Foxcatcher which wasn't even present in most of critics' top 10 and nominations (while Boyhood triumphed, that sound you hear is me vomiting) got a big boost this week with Steve Carell getting both SAG and GG nominations and the film getting Best Picture nomination as well as the inclusion among AFI's top 10 11 of the year. But it did come with a price - apparently where it triumphed, Gone Girl was absent.

    But let's focus on what's important - Mark Ruffalo is a double SAG and Golden Globe nominee this year. Oh, yeah!

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Soundtrack Wednesday - The Theory of Everything, Calvary & The Imitation Game

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, December 10, 2014 , , , 12 Comments

    Track: A Normal Family
    Artist: Johann Joahnnsson
    Movie: The Theory of Everything

    Sunday, December 7, 2014

    Screaming Sunday - The Babadook

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, December 7, 2014 , 26 Comments
    Movie rating - 80/100
    Plot:  A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
    The heroes: The mother and her son. Or perhaps just her son?
    The antagonists: The mysterious Babadook
    Best scene: It's hard to choose just one in the film so consistent but I'd choose the scene where Amelia gets the book back...with certain creepy additions to it.
    Oh-oh something's not right line: Don't let him in.
    What makes it so great? This film is easily one of the best and smartest horror films of the last few years - it's not quite as entertaining as Orphan or The Conjuring but it's very psychologically complex, brilliantly acted and executed. The film's best element is the script which much like for example Black Swan is showing the events almost completely from subjective perspective leaving a lot of room for theories and interpretations.

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    (160) Distress call + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, December 5, 2014 40 Comments
  • Sweet Jesus. The Supporting Actors THR roundtable will be a laugh riot.
  • No, no, bear with me here - imagine Mark in his Detective Toschi get up, all that curls, that sweet teddy bear look, being in despair, sending e-mails to people, probably hiding in the corner somewhere, because Fincher is being Fincher.  Perhaps also waving an upside down Avengers flag as a distress call to RDJ? This is priceless. I love this.
  • Can I hold him, please?

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Soundtrack Wednesday - Only Lovers Left Alive

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, December 3, 2014 , , 16 Comments

    Track: Spooky action at a distance
    Artist: SQÜRL
    Movie: Only Lovers Left Alive

    Sunday, November 30, 2014

    Stephen Dillane Appreciation

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, November 30, 2014 20 Comments
    Stephen Dillane
    November 30, 1956 (London, England, UK)

    I have to phrase this perfectly: I'm just not convinced that the attention we give to creating what we think of as a character isn't actually quite often the means by which an actor overcomes his own terror of standing there onstage and creating a mask to hide behind.

    Friday, November 28, 2014

    (159) *rawrrr* + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, November 28, 2014 41 Comments
  • Happy Thanksgiving guys! Let me use that opportunity to thank you all for visiting and commenting here on the blog and especially on my rapid descent into madness Rambling Friday series! Are you ready for tonight's entry? It's a wild one.

  • Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Mark Ruffalo Appreciation

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, November 22, 2014 34 Comments
    Mark Alan Ruffalo
    November 22, 1967 (Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA)

     "Don’t lose your heart, just keep going, keep at it."

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    (158) Hey, they chose the wrong Avenger + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, November 21, 2014 24 Comments
  • I rewatched Avengers and Now You See Me, for obvious reasons. God, I just love Mark's character in the latter, he is so freaking hot. I really hope they do make a sequel to this one. Look at him go with that gun! And that pout in the first one. Oh, Jesus.

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Soundtrack Wednesday - Interstellar

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, November 19, 2014 , , 16 Comments

    Title: Mountains
    Artist: Hans Zimmer
    Movie: Interstellar

    Monday, November 17, 2014


    By sati (harlequinade) Monday, November 17, 2014 , , , , , , , 47 Comments

    I remember when Inception was released among all that ridiculous praise it got. Then I remember watching the movie and thinking 'Really? That's it? That's the movie people give 10/10 to'? Interstellar is in comparison so boring, dumb and irritating I would have gladly see Inception three times instead of it.

    Hell, I'd gladly make that damn spinning top my screen-saver.

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

    (157) How can anyone not love Oscar season? + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, November 15, 2014 24 Comments

  •  I rewatched Shutter Island. I still think the film is so-so but I've gotta thank Martin Scorsese for all of this. Shirtless Mark. Wet Mark. Smoking Mark. Mark going all sensitive doctor over DiCaprio. Oh, Jesus.

  • Monday, November 10, 2014

    Brilliant acting defined by one look

    By sati (harlequinade) Monday, November 10, 2014 , , , , , , , , , 28 Comments
    Brilliant Brittani of Rambling Film had this fabulous idea for a post and then Ruth of flixchatter followed up with her own awesome list. I love that they wrote posts on that - for me the most amazing thing an actor can do is make us see real emotions - disappear into character's state of mind, state of heart, state of soul. While it would probably be impossible for an actor to show this kind of authenticity through entire performance, the best of them can do that in brief moments, just in one look.

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

    (156) The feels + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, November 8, 2014 40 Comments
  •  This is not gonna be...varied. I did three things this week. I occasionally slept. I worked hard (still got yelled at, though). And I fangirled like crazy over Mark Ruffalo and especially his character in Begin Again.

  • Thursday, November 6, 2014

    Soundtrack Wednesday - Begin Again

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, November 6, 2014 , 12 Comments

    Title: Lost Stars
    Artist: Adam Levine
    Movie: Begin Again

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Begin Again

    By sati (harlequinade) Monday, November 3, 2014 , , , , , , , , , 40 Comments
    Meet Dan (Mark Ruffalo). Dan's life is not going well at the moment - his marriage collapsed, he can't connect with his teenage daughter, he drinks way too much and he hadn't had a professional success - in his job as a music producer - in 5 years. One evening, after a particularly shitty day, Dan goes to a bar to get drunk. As he is drinking he hears a song. A song sang by a girl named Gretta (Keira Knightley) on the stage. Immediately Dan wants to sing Gretta up. But as things don't go as they planned, the two decide to record a live album in different locations in NYC. As they do that, they start getting closer to each other and finding something that they didn't have in their lives in a long time - joy.

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    (155) Spooky* + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, October 31, 2014 28 Comments
    * in honor of Dusty Springfield's song which I always listen to on Halloween
  • This is gonna get dirty. Fast.
  • I've been weekend-movie watching, gif-making, iris-heart-shaped-turning hardcore cheating on Stephen this week. Ever since I saw that Avengers 2 trailer I've had the biggest crush on Mark Ruffalo.

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    The Ten Best Superhero Movies of All Time RELAY

    By sati (harlequinade) Tuesday, October 28, 2014 28 Comments
    M.Brown of the awesome Two Dollar Cinema passed me the baton in The Ten Best Superhero Movies of All Time Relay by Bubbawheat, of Flights, Tights and Movie Nights.

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    (154) Just as you are + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, October 24, 2014 28 Comments

  • Oh sweet Lord.
  • Haven was not good but it was worth seeing. Oh yes it was.

  • Monday, October 20, 2014

    Gone Girl

    By sati (harlequinade) Monday, October 20, 2014 , , , , , , , , , 50 Comments

    On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) comes home to find opened front door, shattered glass table and his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) missing. Once Nick notifies the police the investigation and media circus begins and people quickly come to conclusion that Nick had something to do with Amy's disappearance. What happened to Amy Dunne?