Friday, October 31, 2014

(155) Spooky* + links

By s. Friday, October 31, 2014 28 Comments
  • Obviously EVERYONE in Spain is getting their pictures taken left and right. It looks like Iain Glenn even crushed a wedding.

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    The Ten Best Superhero Movies of All Time RELAY

    By s. 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 s. Friday, October 24, 2014 28 Comments
  • This showed up on my tumblr dash this week:
  •  To those of you know don't know it's from Texas - In Demand music video aka the hottest video ever made. So many thoughts - I love Alan Rickman, I  miss the 90's, if I'd get to do what is in this video with Stephen I could die. I mean it - nothing in my life could top that. I really, really miss the 90's.

  • Monday, October 20, 2014

    Gone Girl

    By s. 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?

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    (153) Sometimes, being a bitch is all a woman has to hang onto + links

    By s. Friday, October 17, 2014 36 Comments
  • I had absolutely no time - not that's a lie, I had absolutely no energy - to watch a lot of movies this week. It's because it's so dark outside - I go to work - it's dark. I come back home - it's dark too. Well it's actually 6:30 am (I get up at 5:30, 5:15 if I want to actually brush my hair and try to look like a human being that day, that happened like, twice this week) and 4:15 pm respectively, but it feels like it's night time since the sun is out already. If there were no windows in my office I'd literally stop witnessing sunlight, which would eliminate the one thing that makes people feel a bit more comfortable around me - the proof that I'm not the Queen of the Undead.

  • Sunday, October 12, 2014

    On audience's misogyny, Amy Dunne, the Cool Girl myth and the brilliance of Gillian Flynn

    By s. Sunday, October 12, 2014 , , 63 Comments

    There are so many strange claims about the story of Gone Girl - that it's misogynistic, that the third act made no sense, that Amy is just a 'psycho bitch', that Nick was 'a good guy'. It's hard to write about these people as if they were people who could exist - the story, which people seem to forget so often while they are whining about the third act is a satire. But Flynn wrote these characters in a brilliant way - their actions are unpredictable and heightened to fit the pulpy tone of the story but at the same time given what we know about the characters, their lives, past experiences and personalities  - they all make sense.

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    (152) Gone and Back + links

    By s. Friday, October 10, 2014 36 Comments

  • First thing is first - how do you like my new blog header?
  • How did my exam go? 'If bees leave a hive and settle in a another hive, who is the owner of the bees?". Actual question on the law exam. I felt like Nicolas Cage in Wicker Man.

  • Friday, October 3, 2014

    (151) Forbidden Things + links

    By s. Friday, October 3, 2014 48 Comments

  • I envy people who got to see the movie there on the opening night of NYFF and actually be around all that brilliance. The cast, Fincher and Flynn had so many things to say after the movie. I especially loved how humorous Pike's comments were about how David would have hated her new comedy movie and that since Ben was working out to get in shape for Batman during filming of Gone Girl, by the time they shot their shower scene 'she was in the shower with Batman'.
  • The funniest thing about that whole premiere is this picture:
  • Look at Witherspoon's face. You just know she wanted to play Amy so that's why she bought the rights for the movie. But she would be so spectacularly awful in the part they had no choice but give it to someone else and even she had to agree to this.
  •  Ladies and Gentlemen, Gone Girl apparently features the rarest, most seldom sight seen in cinema. That thing that we have seen with our own eyes but we never actually get to see in the cinema anymore (that is unless you're committing a felony). That mystical, mythological, elusive to the cinematic screen sight.
  • I'm talking of course about a man's penis.
  • I shit you not there is a guide online on how to spot Affleck’s dick in Gone Girl. And people call it ‘objectification’. Are you kidding? With the inequality in female/male nudity we need at least 10 A list actors’ dicks a month to make up for it.