LSHype is simply bipolar this year. Also on this day, exactly 3 years ago, Red Wedding episode aired and our hype watch began.
3 years. I've been waiting 3 years. I need help.
We got the most tease heavy episode to date last week. Jaime is heading to Riverlands. Bran literally sees Red Wedding and so does the audience in his vision sequence. Not only is Walder Frey back but his sons are back AND HE EVEN POINTS OUT WHICH ONE OF THEM KILLED CATELYN. And then the Brotherhood without Banners is mentioned to be targeting Freys.
But what happens later in the week? GRRM was dining somewhere and run into someone called Preston Jacobs, who apparently has some sort of GoT podcast. And this Preston Jacobs person asks him if the Lady will show up and GRRM says she was cut from the show. GRRM has said that same thing before but saying that in the middle of hype is just not cool. On the other hand what was he supposed to say? So either we are heading towards the Lady or the writers are heading towards the ringing of shame bells for the rest of their natural lives and beyond. Oh, I can promise you that.
Also look how much fun the showrunners have. You know in between fucking us over with LSHype
Kit Haringtonshaved and he looks fucking terrible.
In case you forgotten - THIS WEEK IAN MCSHANE SHOWS UP ON THE SHOW!
Props to Steven for directing me towards the greatest thing that happened in Cannes since Lars Von Trier said he understands Hitler and Kristen Dusnt didn't know what to with herself - Mads Mikkelsen visibly dying inside as this whiny bitch cried on stage:
Mads, I love you so much.
Suicide Squad spoilers started pouring in and the ending sounds so good. And we have a shitload of promo material.
I just can't with Jared having a gigantic tattoo on his chest saying "The Joker". It's like I got Gustav a sweater that says "cutie pie".
Margot Robbiehas done it again. And by it I mean making me 2% lesbian (the other 1% is for Christina Hendricks).
Of course the biggest story of the week is Amber Heard accusing Johnny Depp of abusing her.
We live in some seriously fucked up world, let me tell you. There is misogyny everywhere and yet the second a photo of some actress is released and she claims her husband, who going by the media reports has never hit a woman, hit her, most people believe her.
You know Gillian Flynn once said I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side.
I deal with divorce cases. I see women lie about domestic violence all the time. I really am not talking out of my ass here. So I do not agree with this whole 'we must believe the victim first and foremost' thing. She has yet to prove she is a victim. You may find this cold, but that is a fact. So far we have pictures of her bruised eye and cut lip. There are some texts that the party that she claims she had the conversations with, says are doctored. This is nothing. Even if the judge rules out that there was abusive behavior on Depp's part, based on those evidence it is gonna be simply an assumption in the ruling process - that there is a connection between Depp drinking, doing drugs and him possibly having a temper. But it was not proven yet.
The sad thing is that even if it turns out that it was a lie, the accused one is forever tarnished because some people just won't believe the facts. Gossip, lies and accusations unfortunately leave a stain. And how can they not when the public seem to be impressionable bunch of sheep?
It is scary that all she has are some pics (she claims she has a video and that is all this is at the moment - a claim) and people are believing her automatically. There are all those articles how Johnny was possessive of Kate Moss
and they fought a lot and how he trashed a hotel room in 1993. There is a very big difference between
this and hitting a woman. And there is a big difference between then and now. I've seen people actually believe Heard because Depp trashed a hotel room once. That was 23 years ago! And for 14 years there
was not a single story of violence when he was with Vanessa Paradis.
The public is ready to hang this guy based
on this one story and some photos. Oh my God, she has a cut lip! The only way that this could have happened is that he hit her! There are other photos but a pic of a
wine bottle on the floor and smashed picture is nothing. The cops
apparently said when they showed up there was not a mark on her.
20+ years I never heard of him hitting a woman. It seems
like out of character, even given that he has clearly hit the bottle
hard lately and lost hist mother, for him to beat his wife. And all I see around me, without decent evidence or prior behavior on Depp's part that caused an outrage, are torches.
There is also something very disturbing here about the reasons why people believe her. Johnny Depp is, based on a lot of accounts, one of the most friendly actors in the world. I remember a while back he kept winning this poll about nicest celebrities because he would always find time for his fans. There are all those stories about him visiting kids in the hospital. It all makes him look like a decent person. He also appears to be a good father, good partner (Paradis' relationship was exemplary) and a good co-worker. Lately, though, his movies weren't the best and the public has been ridiculing him for his role choices and the fact he hides under make up. Is the fact that Depp has been quite a laughing stock lately excuse enough to use this whole situation as means to kick him when he is down? It's disgusting. Hasn't the man at least got enough goodwill for people to pause and say "let's wait what happens" before jumping in to conclusions? Apparently not. Depp making bad career calls damaged his credibility enough to make people dislike him or find him annoying enough to assume the word of a fairly unknown starlet who doesn't have a single noteworthy performance on her resume or is known to be nice, friendly or a joy to work with is more believable than his. It's downright twisted.
The choices here are - he beat her before she married him, she married him, he continued to beat her. She is the victim of abuse and he is the abuser. OR Amber Heard has been planning this for a while, collecting photos, inflicting self injuries and is now using false claims of domestic violence as means to gain fame and money. In either case she comes up on top - even if it turns out she lied, people will still say they believe her because in this SJW oversaturated society filled with bullies who thinks they are protecting the hurt ones, it is unthinkable to declare otherwise. Women lie. It's a fact. But you point that fact out? Torches.
I'm not saying she is lying. I'm saying it's possible. I'm saying wait. Wait for the actual evidence that she couldn't possibly doctor. Wait for the court to look at those evidence and do their job. And FYI restraining order that was issued is a standard procedure. A woman walks into court with bruises on her face and asks the judge to grant the restraining order against the man she claims inflicted those. Of course he grants it. A preventive measure is not an evidence of anything.
It is so bizarre how little it takes for the general
public to act like Judge and Jury and want to be Executioner.
People openly tweeting that those supporting Johnny are
gross....being skeptical and not believing her instantly is gross? Isn't
it just a little wrong to automatically side with her because she is a
woman? As a woman and as a lawyer I find what is happening in the media
based on so little evidence really disturbing.
Then Paul Bettanyweighted in and the lunatics chased after him with pitchforks. Then pajiba which can be very funny but is so overwhelmingly SJW-oriented it's almost impossible to read some of their stuff, dropped this thing trying to discredit people defending Depp. You know, people who actually know him instead of someone who read some stuff and saw a picture on the web. Laurie Holden of TWD fame also defended Depp and she was told that she should kill herself. People behaving like that is unfortunately a common thing these days. They think they are defending the "victim" but they are crossing all the possible boundaries of decency. They are simply bullies.
I used to root for her, I thought she is very pretty and not an awful actress so she should be doing better. But she killed her career, because now, no matter what happens, she is gonna be forever known as that girl who accused Depp of hitting her and was famous for 5 minutes.
And that alimony she is asking for! Did you see how much she spends a month? It's all in the link above. I sure hope being able to continue to pay 2.000 $ a month (which is so much more than I earn doing actual job I studied for years to do) for restaurant food is worth it.
John Carney in other shitty news this week, is a huge douche bag (1, 2) I always knew there was something wrong with this guy - just take a look at the way his movies end, it's downright sadistic. I literally sat there, during the climax of Begin Again, wondering what could have possibly happen to the writer who came up with something this cruel. But to go after Keira Knightley who seems incredibly down to earth, is reportedly a delight to work with and gave a lovely performance in his movie, for apparently no reason at all? That's just fucked up. Even I, admittedly, a crazy person, don't just go after someone for no reason at all. And I would never, if I were him, go after someone who contributed to my film being seen and being as good as it was. He tried apologizing but the damage is done.
Amazingly this time trial by twitter was deserved and on point. The directors she worked with came to the rescue too. Carney, seriously, take your shit endings and go away.
And amazingly he is the second biggest douchebag-director being mean to an actress this week. I man at least Carney apologized.
Ryan Goslingthinks men should be objectified more. Bravo, Ryan. But you kinda didn't even take your shirt off in The Nice Guys. That said I think his scene in Crazy Stupid Love, you know the one where Stone tells him to take off his shirt and he does, buys him cred for life. No joke, my co-worker watches this on her phone in the office sometimes. I'm not here to judge. I have the picture of Arthur Dayne as my mobile desktop image. I stare at it in the office sometimes too. Fine, not sometimes. A lot.
Disneyis in panic mode and reshooting 40% of Rogue One because the movie is too serious. Yes, dumb it down, Disney. Make it funny and light and cute like MCU. Help form even dumber society, a society that won't even need a picture and will need only a word to chant MURDER on twitter.
Robert Kirkmanhas thrown some shade GRRM way. I don't think people who thought that cliffhanger was a good idea should be throwing shade. About anything. Ever.
Sienna Millerhas said some dumb stuff but what is truly noteworthy here is this line in Celebitchy's article about her words which seriously almost killed me: "I’m not saying Jude is an idiot, but considering he’s not smart enough to consistently wear protection, I wouldn’t call him a deep thinker".
It looks likeElizabeth Debicki is playing the main villain in the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy. Movie idea - her and Gwendoline Christie both in the same film. It doesn't matter what the genre or story is. Just get these two impossibly tall, awesome, talented ladies in the movie together. And get Kit Harington and Oscar Isaac in there too so we can all point and laugh at how tiny they are.
I was seriously bored during my 4 day long weekend. I have some sort of Stockholm Syndrome when if I'm not working or sleeping it seems weird because this is what I do the entire week when there are no more days than just the weekend off. The only reason you guys are getting this post is because I type it as I take my coffee breaks in the office. And I barely made Monday deadline with GoT recap which by the way only got 3 comments so me sad.
Hence I saw movies last week:
I watched Brothers Grimsby which means and this is exactly what it sounds like - I watched Sasha Baron Cohen sucking the poison out of Mark Strong balls, Mark Strong and Sasha Baron Cohen hiding in an elephant which then gets fucked by the bunch of elephants (they get hit with the dick and everything) and Ian McShane suddenly seeing a close up Gaboiury Sidibe's character vagina on the screen. It's actually magnificent how surreal that movie was.
I also saw Civil War which was decent fun but yet again the Marvel universe has no balls to actually kill anyone and Rhodes gets some cool futuristic things that help him walk 2 minutes after he gets paralyzed. What is that?! Why does it all have to be so pussyass? Some people got imprisoned? Let's rescue them in last scene! Cap and Tony are fighting? Let's make sure they make up before credits roll! Someone killed Tony's parents? Oh but he is brainwashed, so he is not a bad guy! You blew up my father? I won't kill you in a fit of rage and you, as practically everyone in this universe, will survive. There are literally no stakes in this whole universe. But other than that and the fact that after seeing his performance I kinda believe the rumor RDJ is too lazy to learn his lines these days and assistant whispers them in his earpiece it was good fun. Ant Man and Spiderman were really the highlights and at least I wasn't bored.
I also saw Neighbors 2. I loved the original but this was just awful. I don't think I laughed once during this whole movie. I'm so happy there were no showings on Sunday and I saw The Nice Guys theatrically instead.
I finally started season 3 of Penny Dreadful. Only saw 2 episodes so far, but it was good other than I wish they found someone charismatic to play Dracula not whoever this guy is. The plan is that I'll see Peaky Blinders 3 onight because apparently the God that walks among men:
showed up at long last in the recent episode.
Archer season 7 ended and I still haven't even seen the premiere. My life is garbage.
The Nice Guys was pure magic. Gosling is truly the King of Comedy -
between his girlish screams, the scene where he attempted to break the
glass and him finding that body - I was practically in tears. Crowe was
awesome too. America you practically deserve Trump as punishment for
not seeing that movie ergo making sure it earns a lot ergo a sequel is
made. It is so far the best picture of the year and if you haven't seen
it yet, do.