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.