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?

    Friday, October 17, 2014

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

    By sati (harlequinade) 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 sati (harlequinade) 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 sati (harlequinade) 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 sati (harlequinade) Friday, October 3, 2014 48 Comments
  • Very dark days. I didn't even have the time for Stephen movie this week. On the bright side I'll have a bit more free time next week so I will watch more movies and you can expect American Horror Story Recaps, last year I kinda gave up after few episodes but Freakshow looks much more coherent than Coven.