Saturday, January 31, 2015

The queens shall rise and fall in the first trailer for Game of Thrones season 5

By s. Saturday, January 31, 2015 , , 30 Comments

Here we are again at that time of the year when HBO finally starts giving us promo material for the new season of Game of Thrones. We got exclusive trailer yesterday, that was showed after the screening of final two season 4 episodes at IMAX theaters. In the trailer we get flashes of the past and present including our first look at Dorne and Daznak's Pit.

Friday, January 30, 2015

(168) it's all Goode + links

By s. Friday, January 30, 2015 36 Comments

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    The Imitation Game

    By s. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 , , , , , , , 34 Comments
    The subject of greatness comes up during every Oscar season.  It's usually the story of someone who lived in turbulent time and had either a major love affair or contributed to the world in significant way. Those films are usually beautifully shot, scored with great music and feature well known actors who deliver good, often career best work. And they always get criticized for being filled with cliches and that huge Oscar bait sign they should have attached to them.

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    The 21th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

    By s. Monday, January 26, 2015 , 16 Comments
  • First of all - WHAT THE HELL? EDDIE REDMAYNE?!

  • Sunday, January 25, 2015


    By s. Sunday, January 25, 2015 , , , , , , , 26 Comments
    Foxcatcher tells the story based on real events. John du Pont, eccentric millionaire and wresting enthusiast, invited Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz to stay on his farm and be part of the wrestling team John coaches. The movie details the complicated personalities of two men, their odd relationship and Mark's older brother Dave care for his brother, as well as the inevitable tragedy that occurred on Foxcatcher farm.

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    (167) Laggies + links

    By s. Friday, January 23, 2015 58 Comments
  • Mark Ruffalo used Mark Ruffalo reaction gif on tumblr to write about Paul Rudd. Oh God, my ovaries.
  • I was on a sick leave for 3 days this week because due to stress my body started to get fucked up again. It did not help and now I had to do in 2 days what I planned to do in 5. Also my new diet includes avocado which tastes like death. On the bright side I did not interact with my boss at all this week so at least that was good.
  • I actually started exercising. Of course I'm still smoking and drinking because to quote Seth Rogen in This is the End - I'm not psychotic - but yeah, avocados and actual physical effort is brand new for me. 
  • I'm in so much pain right now.
  • Here's the picture of the cast for Now You See Me 2. Look at Mark Look how delicious.

  • Monday, January 19, 2015

    The Best (and Worst) of 2014

    By s. Monday, January 19, 2015 67 Comments
    Best movie: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
    (2. Gone Girl 3. Whiplash 4. Pride 5. Under the Skin 6. Nightcrawler 7. Enemy 8. The Guest 9. Foxcatcher 10. The Skeleton Twins)

    I adore that moment when I truly fall in love with a movie that I'm watching. With Birdman it was within first five minutes when Riggan 'makes' the reflector hit the shitty actor in his play. The atmosphere of the film, its astounding visual side, energetic beat of the score, the effortless humor, the wonderful acting - it's all right there. It's not just a movie, it's a wild, surreal, beautiful, breathtaking experience and a great study of the mind of an artist and the challenges he faces in the world. Hell, not just an artist - all of us. Wanting to be someone, to have our dreams come true, to be relevant. What do we want? How can we be happy? How can we be free? Birdman asks all of those questions without ever coming across as preachy. It's just an incredible ride, from start to finish, and the finest movie I've seen in years.

    Sunday, January 18, 2015

    20th Critics Choice Awards

    By s. Sunday, January 18, 2015 , 28 Comments
  • All right, this year's Critics Choice Awards were not as eventful as last year's. I blame the lack of McConaughey and no awesome fuck ups like malfunction when Bullock won last year which resulted in her 'what the fuck?!' Also can I just say I think it really sucks that some of the actors don't show up because they know they won't win. Getting nominated is still a big deal. 

  • Friday, January 16, 2015

    (166) Gone Girl wasn't snubbed, it was technically missing + links

    By s. Friday, January 16, 2015 40 Comments

  •  If he gets any more adorable, I'm gonna DIE.

  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    15 best film tracks of 2014

    By s. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 , , , , , , , , , 20 Comments

    90% of what I listen to is film music, so I had a lot of great thing to listen to in 2014 - it was one of the finest years for film music in recent memory. No matter who wins the Oscar this year - it's going to be well deserved. I'm going to choose the best scores in my huge best of list on Tuesday but for now let's listen to the year's best, most memorable and incredible tracks:

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    15 best shots of 2014

    By s. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 , , , , , , , , , , , , , 24 Comments
    Welcome to the second Best of 2014 list! There were plenty of movies last year with absolutely stunning cinematography. But this list is a little bit more specific than this. It's about that one perfect image that showed up on screen that I won't be able to ever forget. Whenever thinking of these movies, it's impossible for me not to remember the best shots in them and they just appear in my mind instantly.

    The 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards

    By s. , 24 Comments

  • Yeah, in case there was doubt, Kevin Spacey is the best.
  • But before we get to that, and the horrible things HFPA has done last night such as:
  • let's start at the beginning. (click the pictures to enlarge)

  • Sunday, January 11, 2015

    10 best scenes of 2014

    By s. Sunday, January 11, 2015 , , , , , , , , , 38 Comments
    Here we go - the first of my end of 2014 lists. I have not seen all noteworthy movies - Wild and A Most Violent Year being the ones that I would probably enjoy the most - but I already completed the lists, seeing how I don't think there are any scenes better than those I chose here. The best shots of 2014 list is next in line, but for now I hope you enjoy my choices here:

    Friday, January 9, 2015

    (165) You think Fletcher was bad? Oh, my sweet summer children... + links

    By s. Friday, January 9, 2015 38 Comments

  •  So you guys know how I saw Begin Again on Halloween (it was magical) and then for 2 months I was meaning to rewatch it but all I rewatched were the scenes with Mark being shirtless (all three of them, God what a lovely use of him in this movie)? I'm finally gonna rewatch it tonight. The key is to get drunk enough so that the ending doesn't hurt. 
  • Do you know what tonight is? That's right. Mark, James McAvoy and Meryl Streep are gonna be on Graham Norton show. Here's a preview:
  • God bless Now You See Me. This glorious look he has now - and will have throughout this Oscar season - is for the sequel. Can I please have him, please?
  • Have you seen this Tim Walker photoshoot for W magazine featuring Best performances? 
  • All of the above are great.
  • But what the hell is this?!  ---------->
  • Why would you make my baby look like this? Why are people continuously either cutting his curls or covering them up? Are they insane? 
  • I mean look at him, he looks like a lesbian!
  • Golden Globes are this Sunday! I'm gonna see the ceremony after work on Monday so you can expect my recap Monday evening.
  • Holy crap between ceremonies recaps, my reviews and the upcoming Best of 2014 (which is not just gonna be one list but one big list and smaller posts too) there's gonna be a lot happening on the blog. I trust you guys remember my pretty damn epic lists for the end of the year? I've been working on the one for 2014 for WEEKS. And I have few new categories. As you can see every year it gets more extensive. Soon it will be so grand it will devour the universe.
  • I mean I cannot believe only 7 days passed since last RF because I've been working like crazy, writing posts left and right and watching a shitload of films. Granted I slept 2h per day every day, but still.
  • You know things like that make me wish I actually watched People's Choice ceremony:
  • Rosamund is in America! And she already picked up an award for best Breakthrough actor during Palm Springs festival (Carrie Coon and Kim Dickens presented the award to her) and is on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine which features a wonderful photoshoot of her:

  • Before you ask, yes I did see that Ant-Man trailer.
  • This is all I remember from it -------->
  • Good God, Paul.
  • Can we have Bruce Banner, Star Lord and Ant-Man spin off where they are all just adorable and shirtless together?
  • So since RF last week during which I was in the middle of watching Gone with the Wind I actually finished watching it and I liked it a lot. I mean Scarlett was pissing me off - you are married to an actual man who has looks and money and you pine for some pussy in a mill? What the hell, woman? If I had a guy this rich and this good looking I'd do so many things and not one of those things would be sneaking of to the mill. As much as Scarlett made the choices, I'd never make, Leigh was incredible in the role. Also, good God, what a beautiful woman.
  • Whiplash was awesome! Without a doubt the most amazing ending to 2014 movie. The film was so well made and while I do not think Miles Teller was especially great, J.K. Simmons was really unbelievable.
  • Two Days, One Night was really good and it had great performance by Cotillard.
  • I also saw Selma which is the most overrated piece of shit of the year. This was more boring than Boyhood.
  • But! The Imitation Game. That was great. You know what, Keira Knightley is actually underpraised for this role. I am writing entire review for the movie pretty much just because I want to praise her. She was so....heavenly in that. Cumberbatch was great and Matthew Goode is always so awesome (especially to stare at lovingly). The film had beautiful score and even though it had issues it was all in all far and above The Theory of Everything. I wouldn't mind it getting tons of Oscar nominations. Good God that scene where the machine begins working? That was one of the finest scenes of the year.
  • Into the Woods was about 50 minutes too long. Giants? Also what the hell with that sobfest near the end? Streep was really committed to the role and Pine and Blunt really gave it their best but the whole thing can be described in three letters - meh. And someone needs to help Johnny Depp. Not only was he underused in a thankless role but that thankless role and the whole song had some seriously disturbing and awful undertones.
  • But there is the one movie that I want to talk about more than all the others yet I cannot find the words. My new favorite film of 2014:
  • Holy fucking shit, Birdman. I cannot even wrap my head around this movie. That look on Emma Stone's face here was the look on my face when I was watching it. It's Enter the Void meets Black Swan (and also can I just say it's so fucking sexist to call Birdman 'Black Swan for guys'? What can't men enjoy and relate to Black Swan? Can't women do that when it comes to Birdman? Just fuck off!) meets Fight Club. It is glorious. I'm working on a review but it will take some time - I currently have reviews for Whiplash, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game and Birdman in draft. For now let me just say - that film is the most alive movie I've seen in my life. It's wonderfully bizarre, insanely energetic, absolutely beautiful and just a masterpiece all around. WATCH IT!
  • I didn't like Theory of Everything that much but it looked good. You can check out the look of the movie in Courtney's post
  • Before Golden Globes, check out Brittani's thoughts on who should win and who will win
  • Alex is treating us to his awesome end of the year lists - here are his 15 favorite male performances in 2014
  • Robin writes about Gone Girl's Oscar chances
  • Nika reviews terrific Imitation Game
  • Ruth chooses her 10 favorite female performances in 2014
  • Check out our thoughts on Vivien Leigh's Oscar winning performances over at Fisti's site
  • And finally Katy writes about Jake Gyllenhaal's climb to leading man material