Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10 underrated Game of Thrones performances

By s. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 , 20 Comments
Game of Thrones is the show with the biggest ensemble of regular cast members currently airing - the show has nearly 30 cast members credited as regulars and hundreds of characters.  A number of actors received their Emmy nominations, there were many wins for Peter Dinklage and there is a lot of love for people like Conleth Hill, Gwendoline Christie and Michelle Fairley, whose lack of Emmy nomination and win borders on travesty. But today I wanted to focus on the wonderful performances by those who are very supporting in the ensemble - some appearing in just few episodes, some gone from several seasons and some only with the new season promoted to series regulars. Here are those who are just wonderful and contribute so much to the series being so incredibly well acted:

Sunday, March 29, 2015

11 things to look forward to in Game of Thrones 5

By s. Sunday, March 29, 2015 , 26 Comments
We're two weeks away from the season premiere of Game of Thrones 5. It's hard to predict what events from the books are gonna be featured in this season, thanks to quite secretive marketing campaign (we only have 2 trailers and 2 short TV spots) and the many changes from the books already indicated in the released footage. Also the show goes further than the stories in the books - most notably with Sansa and so far it looks that to avoid spoiling whatever happens for her next, her story will merge with some of the plots from published books.

Anyways, here's what we know for sure that's gonna happen in this season that I'm looking forward to:

Friday, March 27, 2015

(176) Will SHE rise? + links

By s. Friday, March 27, 2015 29 Comments

  • So there is this really long interview from Oxford with Kit Harington and John Bradley which I couldn't watch yet because D&D were there (ew) and I need some sort of liquor to get through this, but apparently this adorable moment happened:

  • Monday, March 23, 2015

    15 Perfect Cinematic Moments

    By s. Monday, March 23, 2015 , , , , , , , , , , , , , 51 Comments

    Andrew over at A Fistful of Films came up with a very fun idea for a blogathon called A Fistful of Moments:
    We all have them in the back of our minds; those moments that make us think "man, this is what the movies are all about". We relive those moments in our mind's eye, remembering them and dissecting them and adoring them. They come in all shapes and sizes, from all types of films, and yet they all share one very important aspect; they define why we love the movies. It could be the way that the moment is cut; the way it's edited together. It could be the way the moment uses it's actors to evoke a powerful emotion from us. It could be the way that music floods the scene and draws us even closer to the moment in question. It could be a grand climax, a breathtaking introduction or a simple interchange. It could be any and all things, because for every film lover, the list is different.
    You are allowed to choose between 1 and 100 moments, so I settled on 15, but really depending on day there could be far more here. Those are just the ones that I was remembered of as soon as I read Andrew's idea. Here we go:

    Friday, March 20, 2015

    (175) Thrones fever + links

    By s. Friday, March 20, 2015 30 Comments

  • After such a long drought we have been getting so much GoT goodies lately. STANNIS!
  • Seriously look at Harington's face. This guy is such a source of joy for me.

  • Friday, March 13, 2015

    (174) Your Grace!!! + links

    By s. Friday, March 13, 2015 42 Comments

  • We'll visit Volantis. So you're telling me that not only did we have to suffer Talisa but now we are probably going to meet someone connected to her? And, and you dare telling me 'there is no time'? Fuck you.
  • It looks like Littlefinger accompanies Sansa to Winterfell. Can you please tell me how this bland little girl and mister twirling his imaginary mustache Batman will outsmart Roose Bolton? He's gonna eat them up and shit them up. I'd love to see that. 
  • EW sent Hibberd to do the article this year. Yes, bravo, for sending the biggest attention grabbing hack you have. I actually suffered through this entire article today and have I got a disappointing scoop for you - that's right, this guy spent 10 days on the set and this is all I learned from his 'piece' - 1. Ramsay has a new person to torture 2. someone who is not dead in the books dies this season and apparently had they been alive they would have a lot to do as they are featured prominently in the book 3. Dorne joins opening credits 4. Ellaria got some of Arianne's lines 5. They yet again confirm Stoneheart won't be in (I swear to fucking God this better be a smoke screen) 6. Nikolaj got harassed by girls everywhere he went in Spain 

  • Monday, March 9, 2015

    The gods demand justice in the second, insanely epic trailer for Game of Thrones season 5

    By s. Monday, March 9, 2015 , , 24 Comments

    Why do I even bother making plans this time of year? HBO drops new GoT trailer and everything else just disappears. After slightly disappointing first trailer and that thing they call season 5 poster it looked like the marketing is really going to be bad this year.

    And now?

    Oh. My. God.

    Sunday, March 8, 2015

    Screaming Sunday - The Voices

    By s. Sunday, March 8, 2015 , 22 Comments
    Movie rating - 72/100
    Plot:  Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory, with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist, he pursues his office crush (Gemma Arterton). However, the relationship takes a sudden, murderous turn after she stands him up for a date. Guided by his evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog, Jerry must decide whether to keep striving for normalcy, or indulge in a much more sinister path.
    The heroes: Jerry, who is a really nice guy. He just happens to kill people sometimes. Accidentally, you know.
    The antagonists: The cat? No, no. The antagonist here is as much the mental illness as it is the horrible solitude that Jerry faces on daily basis
    Best scene: The chase and the first kill

    Friday, March 6, 2015

    (173) The streets are flooded with the ejaculate of the homeless and you people are counting on the police?!* + links

    By s. Friday, March 6, 2015 36 Comments
    *It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 3x14 Bums: Making a Mess All Over the City
  •  I had a pretty horrible week. I really want to dig a hole and just crawl in there. You know just once I'd love to have a 5 day long blissful time at work where I don't have to put up with anyone's crap and no one yells at me. Just once. I just want it to be Friday evening so I can sit down, enjoy some peace and quiet and watch a movie with Matthew Goode and a bunch of The Thick of It episodes.
  • We finally have first poster for Dark Places, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn....and it's not good.
  • This looks like something that could be a cover of a young adult novel about some emo girl. But if you think this is bad....we also got a trailer which is fucking terrible.
  • The sole good news is that the movie appears to be following the novel closely. But seriously everything else? Look I knew this is most likely going to be a disappointment - the book is Flynn's weakest because of the cliche chase near the end and insanely predictable and yet completely unbelievable answer to the key mystery which was so bad, especially comparing to the amazing twists in Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, I couldn't believe Flynn actually wrote this. Then there was the fact completely unknown director is making the movie and the casting which is just awful. If Theron looks like Libby Day then I look like freaking Angelina Jolie. Moretz is miscast as hell too but all you need to know to realize just how terrible that casting is this - they cast Christina Hendricks as a plain woman who can't get a man. WHAT?

  • Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    By s. Sunday, March 1, 2015 , , , , , , , 33 Comments

    If you would have told me before I went to see Kingsman that I'll enjoy a movie made by Matthew Vaughn, I would have never believed it. I find his X Men to be really mediocre, his Layer Cake to be excruciatingly boring and almost criminally overpraised and Kick Ass is one of the worst things I've seen in my entire life and I do not mean just movies - things. But perhaps every director I loathe must have at least one movie I enjoy. Terrence Malick - Thin Red Line. Lars Von Trier - Melancholia. And now Vaughn and his amazingly fun and entertaining Kingsman.