Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Games, Day 4

I don't know I much longer I can handle these evenings.
Too emotional.

The BIG softy and all smiles Schmitt was God. 
She was the greatest.
It was so beautiful, absolutely speechless.

Former World Champ Federica being good sport. 
She didn't even made the podium; it was so nerve racking.
I didn't know I would get so freaking upset after nerves, 
but I did get so pissed off, bad mood really. 

I am 100% behind Shiwen Ye.
One big fuck to everyone who doubts her.

It crossed my mind. Actually I was picturing all along.
I wished she would show the middle finger at everyone who said she should do more tests and other stuff. Especially at those who specifically asked. 

Actually I started to get really upset after this game.
If they play like this against France, Sweden will get behind.

Then this game.
At some point, I thought Chenney would kill her opponent/s or the other way around.
I thought someone would get really hurt.

Wow to England.

And now I can't believe in this draw. 
I don't even wanna think about it, and especially, get excited.

But God, let's go back to the begining.

Even Phelps was all smiles and exceptionally talkative.

Emotional. Too emotional. And tears.
I mean, he only became the greatest Olympic Athlete of all time.
He was already the best swimmer of all time.

The way he lead le Clos through the Victory Ceremony.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Games, Day 3

I cried.
The glorious moment of Day 3, to me, surely one of the best moments of the entire Swimming Section, possibly the entire Games.
This is the beauty of the Olympics, you root for people from all places and different cultures.
Tomorrow, I'm gonna flip. It's the Women's 200 meters freestyle final...I can say that in the Swimming department, I'm french.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Frances Ha

So the Greta Gerwig's project is in fact a new Noah Baumbach film. "Frances Ha" is the film's title and it was co-written by Baumbach and Greta Gerwig (and I guess they're a couple too).

Here's the synopsis: An aspiring dancer (co-writer Greta Gerwig) moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks, in the new film from director Noah Baumbach ("Margot at the Wedding," "Greenberg").

Friday, July 27, 2012



Emily Blunt in Looper. Opening Night film at Toronto International Film Festival.


Lore, by Cate Shortland is heading to Toronto.
Watch the trailer here.

I haven't seen a number of them, like Anna Karenina for instance, I think I'm controlling myself from spoilers pretty well. But here's some I just slightly pass my eyes.

I was too curious.
I'm dying to see Melanie in a leading role.



Andrea Riseborough, Irish story.

And some others.
Anna Karenina.
Silver Linings Playbook.
The Master.
The Sessions.

P.S - Jack and Diane.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Games, Day 1

Oh so beautiful. What a way to start the Olympics. I just don't get how they manage all the anxiety and anticipation and expectations because I JUST CAN'T.

All the beautiful goals and cute celebrations (see above)!

Fabulous Goal.


Just how many did they score? 5? I lost the count.

P.S - And as day one ended, guess who's the most popular Olympic player, of all hundreds? 
You guessed it right, if you thought of Hope Solo.

Somebody Up There Likes Me

(This was everything I came up to)
Dammmnn I just wanted to be there IN THE MIDDLE, smoking it.

One Tree Hill, the musical

It was not all drama and basketball...

Oh Brooke.



Father vs. Son
The things he would do for her!

James Lafferty, 27

Happy Birthday, 'hot stuff'!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sports Edition

What I love about this season, Summer, is the time I have to watch more sports and that extra energy to also practice them, basically, at the end, the time available mostly spent on doing nothing! And this summer, of all the last three, is that summer. It’s the Olympics and I’ll be able to follow it 24/7 for the first time. You know, you can always see great material in these events. There are always some amazing stories. It’s where you find many times, humans being more than humans, how should I put it? They do things, they overcome obstacles, they transpire and face overwhelming feelings and events we couldn’t even imagine. So I’m really excited. I decided to spend my time watching a few sports movies. Though, I find it hard to find them, I don’t know if it’s my bad search but it’s hard to find a good quality film. There are lot of football, basketball, baseball and some boxing, I can tell. I end up watching these, out of completely random.

A League of Their Own

From a female point of view it’s really interesting to look at the women’s history and even in the way the society grew, the excuses based on gender are still the same basic ones. It’s just amazing that there are still millions of people who believe that a girl or a woman is supposed to play the soft, feminine role. When many say in parenting there’s got to be both genders so that the woman brings the affection and tender and this, obviously, it's incoherent, it’s close minded, it’s ignorant; like these girls’ need to be dressed the way they do in the movie, just so that they wouldn’t lose their, let’s say, roots.
Today you read the ESPN’S Body Issue and female athletes tell stories of being teased in high school because they had large shoulders, they had muscles. You see, it’s like we’re never looking for the good side of things. If they had muscles it meant they were healthy and fit. And there’s nothing wrong with it, they can still be girls, they can still be affectionate and grownups should be telling this to their sons and daughters. This has always been this way and I guess it always will be, whether was and still is in women’s struggles to have the same opportunities in sports or at any other society circumstances.
In sports, just in sports the depth is huge. Leagues created for men in the sixties and only in the nineties they’re created for women. In the Olympics, the number of sports women played much later than men, many times because they didn’t had the ‘body strength’ or hadn’t gone pro because they didn’t had the opportunity to, there was no support. In the film, the women’s baseball wins great popularity and as the season approaches the end, they want it shut down because men are coming back, meaning, they don’t need women any more. They aren’t worth it anymore. Who cares about having the same opportunity? Their place is at home. But for me, it also feels like they were threatened. I think men have been always frightened of women and I think it’s because they’re the first to knowledge the fact that they will kick the shit out of them. Men (and including even the women) never been used to this and like many other things in society, it takes time.

Let’s just say that these women weren’t the most independent and free of choices, but it was a surprisingly hilarious film. I felt like playing baseball, hitting the ball really hard, and I don’t even have a clue of what they’re doing in the field. I would say that Rosie O’Donnell *slash* her character, slightly stole the show. She made me laugh so hard, mainly because she was just genuine! But Madonna also pulled a couple of fun moments, especially when she says “uh, oops, my blossoms came flying out?” Instantly back to Leslie Knope. I had a lot of fun!

"Oops, my vest popped open"

Without Limits

A known tale on an inspiring story based on the life of a professional athlete. He was Steve Prefontaine, he was in many ways gifted like many professional athletes. Their hearts are pretty wicked. This was one of them. It’s interesting to look at a professional athlete and see what they hold on to, what motivates them to keep working day after day. Though I was not a big fan of the implication in the flashbacks of him suffering from bullying when he was a kid that made him run the way he ran. I’m sure being teased for his Dumbo hears didn’t make Michael Phelps the swimmer he is today.


Glory Road – I love it when I get the chills.

 Love & Basketball – Honest, genuinely likeable and it felt pretty accurate!

And a couple more:

Swimming Upstream – I genuinely like this film, not because it’s possibly one of the few films featuring this sport (swimming) but because it’s a very authentic film. Parents are many times the coaches behind the athlete, the competition between brothers, the family, it was profound.

Children of Glory – This one should be my favorite! Because it gathers my genres, history, war, sports, romance! And yes, I liked this Hungarian film and I recommend it.

Pride – Yap, I cried and yap I’m easily taken.

P.S - Happy Games and good luck! (I'm jumping of excitment, I can hardly take it!)