Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stephen Dillane Appreciation

By s. 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.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mark Ruffalo Appreciation

By s. 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."

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Soundtrack Wednesday - Interstellar

By s. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 , , 16 Comments

Title: Mountains
Artist: Hans Zimmer
Movie: Interstellar

Monday, November 17, 2014


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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.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Brilliant acting defined by one look

By s. 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.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Soundtrack Wednesday - Begin Again

By s. Thursday, November 6, 2014 , 12 Comments

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

Monday, November 3, 2014

Begin Again

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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.