Friday, September 30, 2016

(255) Bunnies, bubbles and balloons + links

By s. Friday, September 30, 2016 16 Comments
  • Prince George should just rule this planet. Have you seen this? It's amazing! Also how big is Charlotte already? And the dress and the shoes! That moment with Kate descending the stairs, though - Jesus, I can barely walk in heels like on the normal sidewalk and she is walking down the stairs and carrying a child.
  • And yesterday they played with bunnies, bubbles and balloons! Adorable alert! YEY!
  • Meanwhile George's aunt cannot afford Adele. You'd think Adele would play anyway, it's pretty nice publicity to play at Douchess' sister wedding for free.
  • Speaking of Adele, here's Emily Blunt looking like thinner Adele on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter.  She also said some garbage about her least favorite word being 'likable'. OK then. The Girl on the Train opens here next week and in spite of the shameless 'here's new JLaw embrace her' promo of this Haley Bennett person and the laughable appearance of Blunt who is supposed to be playing an alcoholic trainwreck I may actually go see it. Unless that dreadful Kanye song that was featured in the trailer is in the movie. Then fuck off, you'll get none of my money.
  • Gross.That's all.

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016

    (254) and Jennifer laughed + links

    By s. Saturday, September 24, 2016 24 Comments
  • Bad news - J-boo is in Tokyo to shoot The Outsider which means 1. we didn't get Harrison/J-boo selfie 2. his part in Blade Runner 2 must be crazy short because he was there for like 10 days most of which was spent on climbing in the gym and photographing stuff
  • I saw Lonely Hearts over the weekend. In spite of it not getting wide American release which is usually a red flag it was actually a decent movie. Like, I didn't just fast forward to Jared's scenes. Yeah, it reeked of B-talent behind the camera trying to do something with A-list actors (well somewhat) but failing but comparing to some of the stuff Jared made (*coughs* Highway *cough and spits blood* Alexander) this was watchable. Jared - awful mustache and horrible hair in this combo - played a dude who would prey on lonely women and steal their money. Then he run into Salma Hayek's character who was a total psycho and they fell in love and she basically pushed him over the edge and they started killing people together. And Travolta and Gandolfini played the cops hunting them. Jared was very good in the role but reading about actual people it's a shame they didn't deepen the subject. Hayek was miscast as hell but she gave a pretty good performance. 

  • Friday, September 16, 2016

    (253) The great crazy snapchat watch of 2016 + links

    By s. Friday, September 16, 2016 20 Comments

  • I have been watching Jared's snapchat even more creepily and attentively since he landed in Budapest, waiting for those glorious pics of him and Harrison. 
  • Have you guys seen that Live by Night trailer?
  • OH MY GOD that Batfleck hits the wall shoots the gun moment!:
  • The one on the right is like something straight from Nolan's Batman. 

  • Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Visual Parallels: The Neon Demon + Black Swan

    By s. Sunday, September 11, 2016 , , 25 Comments
    I know it's technically cheating since I already used Black Swan in a pair with Shame, but that was years ago and as for potential pairing up with Suspiria, Swan has way more visual parallels with Refn's latest, so I went with that one.

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    (252) We are about to get those Ford/Leto pictures... + links

    By s. Friday, September 9, 2016 25 Comments

  • On the evening of my actual birthday and while up I saw Florence Foster Jenkins and Love & Friendship which were both good but not great.

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    The Neon Demon

    By s. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 , , , , , , , 18 Comments

    Nicolas Winding Refn is a weird guy. We all heard of his bizarre feud with Lars Von Trier. Apparently throughout production the of The Neon Demon, when filming was to resume, he wouldn't yell "Action!" to set things in motion. Instead he yelled "Violence, motherfuckers". Then there is the fact he is one of the directors who uses the color best in modern movies, yet apparently he is color blind and can only perceive contrast. Then it turns out he is one of those dudes who would use those takes that went a bit too real than they were supposed to - Abbey Lee accidentally punched Elle Fanning for real. Because of Fanning's genuine reaction, Refn ended up using that take for the final cut.

    Friday, September 2, 2016

    (251) Gucci NO + links

    By s. Friday, September 2, 2016 16 Comments
  • Rumor has it that the armor in the footage Ben tweeted is hiding Joe Magic Chest Mangianello. Us nerds, while quivering, took to twitter to discover Joe is 1. now in London (where they are shooting the majority of Justice League) 2. following Hail Snydra 3. and most disturbingly - following David Ayer. It takes some dedication to WB to follow that one and see the dumb shit he tweets.