Monday, March 31, 2014

Spin-off blogathon: links

By s. Monday, March 31, 2014 32 Comments
Here we are! My first ever blogathon came to an end and I want to thank you all for your participation and so many wonderful, creative and fascinating ideas. I received so many different and amazing to read posts -  the variety of entries is simply stunning - big movies, small indies, characters from well known cult classics and little known, but as this blogathon shows, adored films. What's really stunning is that out of all the entries not one character showed up more than once - there are so many fascinating movie characters out there and you all did such a wonderful job highlighting why each and every one of those seemingly minor characters deserves their own movie.

Friday, March 28, 2014

(124) The foxes of Thrones + links

By s. Friday, March 28, 2014 42 Comments
  • There is so many interviews with Thrones cast members showing up. Pedro clearly has a gift for explaining stuff.
  • Sophie Turner's concern for Jack Gleeson is simply adorable and very touching.

  • Monday, March 24, 2014

    10 favorite female characters

    By s. Monday, March 24, 2014 , , 55 Comments
    Since I haven't been watching many films lately, I figured I'll spend some time appreciating my favorite ladies in movies and TV to give you all something to enjoy here on the blog...

    Friday, March 21, 2014

    (123) Of weddings, writers and witches + links

    By s. Friday, March 21, 2014 48 Comments

  • Holy shit!

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    War is not over in the awesome 4th trailer for Game of Thrones 4 + screencaps breakdown + new featurette

    By s. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 , , 8 Comments
    Tonight was the premiere of the 4th season for the cast and the crew of the show. The event was broadcasted live and hosted by True Blood's Steve Nevlin doing absolutely awful job,. However it was worth sitting through all the awkwardness to witness new, amazing trailer for season 4 with plenty of new footage.

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Visual Parallels: Lars and the Real Girl + Her

    By s. Monday, March 17, 2014 , , 37 Comments
    I never choose the easy way. And an easy way would be to pair Spike Jonze's Her with Sofia Coppola's Lost Translation - people kept banging on about the similarities between the two for months now, hell I even saw comparison gifsets of tumblr. But kids, yours truly always tries to make her life harder. So here we go, from the scratch.

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

    15 things to look forward to in Game of Thrones 4

    By s. Sunday, March 16, 2014 , , , 24 Comments
    You may remember this post I made a while back, about 15 of my most anticipated moments in the entire series - out of those at least 5 will happen this season. You may also remember last year's list of the most awesome things to look forward to in season 3. Out of those only 1 didn't happen but let's hope it will happen this year.

    With 21 days left, take a look at what we can expect from season 4:

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    (122) The light is winning + links

    By s. Friday, March 14, 2014 34 Comments
  • The Game of Thrones photoshoot by Annie Lebowitz and the article in Vanity Fair are gifts that keep on giving.
  •  We all worry that George R.R Martin will not be able to finish the books especially that he seems to be doing everything else (including fanboying over True Detective on his blog) but writing them. I'm not the one to judge, since I am blogging instead of studying, but hey, no one is paying me to study. Anyways one of the show runners - David Benioff has good news - “Last year we went out to Santa Fe for a week to sit down with him  and just talk through where things are going, because we don’t know if we are going to catch up and where exactly that would be. If you know the ending, then you can lay the groundwork for it. And so we want to know how everything ends. We want to be able to set things up. So we just sat down with him and literally went through every character.”

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Spin-off blogathon

    By s. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 , , 87 Comments
    I've never hosted a blogathon - I never seemed to have an idea for it. And then while making one of my lists last week and asking people about its subject on twitter I thought - hey, let's turn that into a blogathon.

    The list I was making was a list of characters that were on screen for few short scenes but you would like to see a whole movie about them. Someone so mysterious, fascinating and charismatic that you wish they had more scenes in original film and you just couldn't get enough of them.

    Monday, March 10, 2014

    Secrets come to light in third trailer for Game of Thrones season 4 + screencaps breakdown

    By s. Monday, March 10, 2014 , , 18 Comments
    With 27 days left, HBO has released another epic trailer, this one entitled Secrets - we have some new images here, but sadly no Brienne or Margaery. However we did get the first look at Roose Bolton, new look at Melisandre and plenty of Daenerys.

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    (121) Adele Dazeem! + links

    By s. Friday, March 7, 2014 46 Comments
  • John Travolta mispronouncing Idina Menzel's name as Adele Dazeem is the single most hilarious thing I saw happen on the Oscars since Bill Murray lost for Lost in Translation and wanted to leave.

  • Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Dissecting the McConaissance

    By s. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 , 26 Comments
    Ah, happy times. I can finally call Matthew McConaughey an Oscar winning actor. And his road to that point as well as to the acclaim and respect among movie critics and fans was quite an interesting one.

    Matthew was just a young kid, who wanted to become a lawyer, when he was discovered in a bar - Richard Linklater offered him a role in Dazed and Confused, now a cult classic movie. From that point while there were roles in some pretty bad films - McConaughey actually stared in Texas Chainsaw Massacre flick, which is at least really entertaining, there was also a lot of high profiles roles like his work in A Time to Kill, Contact and Amistad. It was the first one that made him a star.

    And then in 2001 came the Wedding Planner - amusing and charming movie, where Matthew stared as every woman's dream (enter the angry feminists who will yell at me now) - handsome pediatrician who repeatedly saves the protagonist. The film was successful and that caused McConaughey to star in several more romantic comedies - How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days - 2003, opposite Kate Hudson, Failure to Launch, 2006, opposite Sarah Jessica Parker, Fool's Gold, 2008, opposite Kate Hudson and Ghost of Girlfriend's Past, 2009 opposite Jennifer Garner.

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    Only Lovers Left Alive

    By s. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 , , , , , , , , 28 Comments
    There seems to be at last few additions to Vampire movies subgenre every year nowadays. There are big, loud, obnoxious blockbusters with vampire mythos thrown in there just to attract more audiences and there are small, contemplative movies that won't make big money and won't win any awards (horror genre and everything connected to it is notoriously overlooked when awards are handed out) but they have a chance of becoming cult classic in the future.

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    86th annual Academy Awards

    By s. Monday, March 3, 2014 , , 49 Comments

  • The Oscars are behind us and it was quite the show, after the ridiculous and awful hosting of Seth MacFarlane last year Ellen DeGeneres did quite the job last night. She called Matthew 'dirty pretty'. I loved that.

  • Sunday, March 2, 2014

    29th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards

    By s. Sunday, March 2, 2014 , , 13 Comments
  • I'll keep this short because you are all probably heading to Oscar viewing parties and/or starting to drink really soon (I am, so stay tuned for my crazy tweets) + making McConaughey and above gifset took me a lot of time.