Tuesday, September 25, 2012

4 x 4 Times Adèle Haenel

Making her presence.

Eva with a god

My sister wants one of these dogs...I want what's holding it.

Distant Relatives

Petit Jodie Foster before Taxi Driver!

Blondie Jodie. 

Jodie Foster in a delected scene from some film...

And finally, Jodie Foster in Shameless.

Now, do you really need a photo of the actual Jodie Foster? Because you won't see much difference.
By the way, she's Madison Davenport or Ethel, from Shameless.

Monday, September 24, 2012


Why this sounds like another huge fail from Amber Heard?
Is this becoming a chronicle thing?
Maybe the question should be related to the quality of her acting...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Emmys, first (and only) reactions

The sketch – Oh Lena! She's really becoming a thing, a hit, or whatever you wanna name it. It's been obvious, I know.

I was getting sad for not seeing Emilia’s beautiful eyes but there she is...

Oh fuck Modern Family, seriously? Ok, moving on.
Louie, wow congrats, big deal. I really have to see this show. I really liked what I saw; need to catch up on that. Sad that Parks and Recreation didn’t get anything. I really need to get over this.

Another WTF moment: doing the same stereotype role forever and twenty five seasons later he wins. This is definitely a representation that is never too late. Now, seriously, is this bug? I don’t understand it. I'm refering to that guy from that series it used to be Charlie Sheen's show.

Arrrgggh it’s so unfair (I really sound like a kid). I knew it. Veep is fun, but seriously I only have eyes for one thing. Amy Poehler rules, even not winning she rules. She’s the winner and I’m just going to pretend that she won. I can’t believe it. I love you Amy. Love you. (But it still hurts…)

Amy Poehler, ladies and gentlemen.

I really feel like the British should win everything. I wanted that.

Seth McFarlane – Was that a joke?
DRAMA. I just wished Downton Abbey would win everything. (Grey’s Anatomy always kicking.) Oh I loved Nathaniel’s (The Film Experience) joke about Claire Danes going to have boobs in a few months! He made me laugh.

Wow. Homeland. We have a winner.

Meanwhile, I can’t believe it. Again. Maggie Smith won again. I actually feel bad for Christina Hendricks even if I haven’t seen her show. Really. But what can we do about it? Every time Maggie Smith talks I burst in excitement.

OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD. So unexpected. I AM GOING TO FINALLY HEAR HIS BRITISH ACCENT. Band of Brothers forever. This sounds really cheesy and trivial, using the word forever, but it is my favorite show of all time. Really, it is. But yeah, awesome awesome. Cool speech too. Loved the accent. "Emma".

But yes, how unexpected, right Claire? You looked really surprised. OH MANDY. I love his character and I love his performance. 

“My baby daddy”.

Oh, hi!

Jimmy Kimmel you’re really not funny. And the show is really boring. Moving on.

Jane Levy, the cutest. “AZIZ”, stop doing that!

 Jessica Lange wins literally everything she’s nominated for. Good for her.

The music. Oh my god that is so unfortunate. I’m not paying any attention to this anymore. I just want to see Julianne Moore at this point. 

I’m completely off. I’m watching Parks and Rec. I’m killing myself every time I watch these two pictures.

This will happen. Oh my god, this will happen. I can't even begin to feel how ****** ...I have no words...

Just went back for a couple of minutes: I love you Julianne Moore. I admire you, I respect you, and you’re a rare package of talent, insight and beauty.

Do I tolerate, care, get affected by these aspects that come along the entertainment industry of filmmaking, of storytelling (which includes the red carpets and the fashion publicity around it, unnecessary bad jokes, irrelevant words...)? I don't. Like this one convincing big no:

I just want Parks and Rec...and other outstanding shows/films that makes me weep on many different emotional levels.

P.S: Oh, I think I'm having a Claire Danes moment. 
I'm definitely having a Claire Danes moment.

Getting into the fall

Let the series begin! And everything else...
Girls was one of my favorite series of this year, it didn’t matter what kind of commitments I had the next day because I had to watch it regardless. New Girl was lovely. Game of Thrones challenges one’s patience, but it’s worth it. Out of no reasons whatsoever Rizzoli and Isles fade away completely from my mind. The Newsroom, a challenge, for sure. 

Shameless – checked. Apparently I enjoyed it, because I went through the two seasons straight without stopping. I love the Gallagher’s. Joan Cusack it’s out of this world here.

Homeless – checked. My thoughts: “Holy shit. No, no, no, no, no. Oh my god…I don’t believe it.” I really enjoyed the performances and I especially love Saul, Mandy Patinkin.

Downton Abbey – First episode of the last season was perfectly perfect! I giggled like a little kid. 

Parks and Recreation – Ms. Knope goes to Washington. It’s started. This is my amalgam. That’s all I have to say. And that my cheeks were sore when it ended.

Series I will take a look, but will not probably follow…
Chicago Fire – The rates up at Imdb are really bad, really low right now. But I’ll definitely take a look at it and I will name the reason why: Lauren German. I just want to watch her. I was waiting for an opportunity for a long time, so I really don't care about ratings...

The Mindy Project – I would take a look at this just because of the first ten seconds of this promo above.

Waiting for Dexter, Raising Hope, The Good Wife, I honestly forget half the series I watch…Oh, Homeland…Jesus, I’m really looking forward to that now.

Ok, I’m going to see the Emmys now, I already brought the tickets…to see Claire Danes giving her not so exciting speeches…Downton Abbey…Emilia Clarke (my future wife…what?)…Amy Poehler winning would be really sweet, but who knows? It will probably go to Lena Dunham…or Julia Louis-Dreyfus! Ok, bye.

Just because...

Friday, September 21, 2012

Second Chance?

So I did it. I went back and watched the rest of this series called The Newsroom, created by Aaron Sorkin. Resuming my mixed feelings of frustration and wonder, at the end, I am really surprised with myself because of the way I found the reasons’ so vividly to this series’ annoyance, because, really, I find it to be incredibly annoying. This show focus mainly on these three sides, I guess: news broadcasting and politics and on the other hand romantic causes/issues. My inclination and later annoyance it is with these characters’ way of communicating but this situations cause necessarily a huge hole, a sick hole in the entire conflicts on the day to day lives of them and ultimately of the show. Plus, I never came across with such an incredibly annoying hero of a character. So, “Oh my god, it still sucks’ were my thoughts.

Because no, Aaron Sorkin didn’t want to write an almighty character in Will McAvoy, he wanted to write someone above God, a man better than God, and you know what I mean by God. There’s nothing that he do or might not do that will in any way diminish his intelligence, his righteousness, his powerfulness, his almighty influence. He is god. You see it in this episode when one of his co-workers is almost beat to death in Cairo, when other of his journalists is kidnapped and his life is also threatened, Will McAvoy still is the hero and why? Because he’s the one who gives the money so that the young journalist is released; really he had to sacrifice a lot, really a lot. No he didn’t have to sacrifice anything because he’s rich. Still, Will co-workers all gathered around and give checks to him and clap their hands like he was the hero, like he was the guy assaulted or kidnapped. And this goes on and on.

Which on the other hand, there’s nothing that women do that might sometime stop their diminishing actions. The writer humiliates them and it’s just hard to watch. Take Olivia Munn, for example. I actually suffer every time she’s in a scene because her character is demeaning; Sorkin diminishes her character in ways it’s just hard to swallow. In her first scene, she’s supposed to come as an independent, confident and competent worker but that’s not in any way what he represents. Instead, Sloan Sabbith becomes for the most part of the scenes this really superficial and unreal caricature of a woman. He shows her womanly ways, in the way her male and female co-workers come to ask her advice on relationships. The way she doesn’t want to substitute someone as an anchor but once someone tells her she can wear Gucci she immediately changes her mind and finally as with yet another complicated missed shot on a romantic link, but I don’t think this is even the negative part. The negative part it’s the way she sticks to Will, no matter what.

The all Maggie and Jim situation is ridiculous, it was a constant back and forth situation through the entire season and what happened at the end is it stayed the same. And Maggie, oh Maggie, it's like her head is  simply hollow. Maybe some characters aren't just credible enough. Should I even begin to mention McKenzie McHale? I wonder how Emily Mortimer must feel representing a character that is constantly humiliated by her efforts. She screams and yells and the end Sorkin turns her into this hopeless distracted kind of woman. Like all she knows is to shout. 

(*not this one...)

People have flaws*, oh so many flaws. Sometimes even the most evil flaws are accepted in film because there’s an interesting and reasonable background, three dimensional developed characters and other times it’s just plain acceptable. But this writer fails with his conflicts. Because it lacks tolerance, it lacks humanity. Most of the time, these men and women don’t sound natural, maybe only with some exceptions from the broadcasting scenes. I wonder if my frustration is somehow exaggerated, given that this story is so rich in research. It is clear that this show has a tremendous work on that level and it has surely a tremendous will to show different sides of politics. But it just fails on levels that are hard to cope with the show, as a whole. At the end, I kept watching this show not because of Olivia Munn but because it challenges myself.

But still, these are my emotions - or my head - when I am watching scenes from this series, or any scene with Sloan, for example this one above.