Saturday, December 27, 2014

105 things I love about Gone Girl (that no one talks about), part 1.

By sati (harlequinade) Saturday, December 27, 2014 , , 60 Comments

Brilliant Alex of And so it Begins let me borrow his awesome idea for things I love about ... that no one talks about again. I did the last one on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and now it's, to surprise of no one, another Fincher's movie, one that is still my favorite film of 2014 (I still haven't seen Birdman or Foxcatcher but I can't see Gone Girl falling from the top place). It turns out that this list grew really extensive so I'm dividing it into two parts, the next one will be posted next Sunday.

Friday, December 26, 2014

(163) Merry Christmas! + links

By sati (harlequinade) Friday, December 26, 2014 39 Comments

  • Oh, would you look at that!
  • That is a photo of Mark for Variety's Oscar contenders series. So gorgeous!
  • Oh my good God.
  •  I rewatched Blindness. That is such a disgusting, offensive movie. That whole thing where bunch of women is getting raped because Julianne Moore won't stab a guy? Was she retarded? I bet this is Lars von Trier's favorite film - sexism, feces and ugliness everywhere. Since Mark was in that it was like looking at a flower in the middle of a dump. Thank God he was at least naked in that. Everything else sucked.

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    (162) America, fuck no + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, December 18, 2014 42 Comments

  •  This is gonna be more scattered than usual. Kinda like my brain - I had so many difficult cases to think over this week. One day it actually took me 10 hours to come up with one solution. This is the hardest month in my job yet and add to that Christmas one is surprised why this is the only post this week, right? I have seen 0 movies since last Saturday.

  • Friday, December 12, 2014

    (161) Double Fluffalo* + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, December 12, 2014 32 Comments

  • *this kinda sounds like ice cream flavor.
  • Yeah, let's drop that thought before it gets filthy.

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014

    The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Nominations

    By sati (harlequinade) Thursday, December 11, 2014 , 27 Comments
    Rosamund Pike, Best Actress in Drama - Gone Girl and Mark Ruffalo, Best Supporting Actor - Foxcatcher
     What did we learn today?

    We learned that if your heart is pure (kind of) and you are rooting for the movie (that you haven't even seen yet) and it has your darling Fluffalo in it, amazing things can happen.

    Foxcatcher which wasn't even present in most of critics' top 10 and nominations (while Boyhood triumphed, that sound you hear is me vomiting) got a big boost this week with Steve Carell getting both SAG and GG nominations and the film getting Best Picture nomination as well as the inclusion among AFI's top 10 11 of the year. But it did come with a price - apparently where it triumphed, Gone Girl was absent.

    But let's focus on what's important - Mark Ruffalo is a double SAG and Golden Globe nominee this year. Oh, yeah!

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Soundtrack Wednesday - The Theory of Everything, Calvary & The Imitation Game

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, December 10, 2014 , , , 12 Comments

    Track: A Normal Family
    Artist: Johann Joahnnsson
    Movie: The Theory of Everything

    Sunday, December 7, 2014

    Screaming Sunday - The Babadook

    By sati (harlequinade) Sunday, December 7, 2014 , 26 Comments
    Movie rating - 80/100
    Plot:  A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
    The heroes: The mother and her son. Or perhaps just her son?
    The antagonists: The mysterious Babadook
    Best scene: It's hard to choose just one in the film so consistent but I'd choose the scene where Amelia gets the book back...with certain creepy additions to it.
    Oh-oh something's not right line: Don't let him in.
    What makes it so great? This film is easily one of the best and smartest horror films of the last few years - it's not quite as entertaining as Orphan or The Conjuring but it's very psychologically complex, brilliantly acted and executed. The film's best element is the script which much like for example Black Swan is showing the events almost completely from subjective perspective leaving a lot of room for theories and interpretations.

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    (160) Distress call + links

    By sati (harlequinade) Friday, December 5, 2014 40 Comments
  • Sweet Jesus. The Supporting Actors THR roundtable will be a laugh riot.
  • No, no, bear with me here - imagine Mark in his Detective Toschi get up, all that curls, that sweet teddy bear look, being in despair, sending e-mails to people, probably hiding in the corner somewhere, because Fincher is being Fincher.  Perhaps also waving an upside down Avengers flag as a distress call to RDJ? This is priceless. I love this.
  • Can I hold him, please?

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Soundtrack Wednesday - Only Lovers Left Alive

    By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, December 3, 2014 , , 16 Comments

    Track: Spooky action at a distance
    Artist: SQÜRL
    Movie: Only Lovers Left Alive