Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Struck by Lightning

Hoping to see this film one of these days and not in two in an half years probably! 

Bic Pens for Women

"Even a woman can understand how to use them."
This is so good.

Halloween Surprise, P&K

Did I just watched Parks and Recreation and cried myself from a laughter attack, while eating waffles with chocolate and then cry some more with tears rolling down my face???? YEAH! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Cloud Altas' Message

Everyone’s mentioning this speech by Lana Wachowski’s, for the Human Rights Campaign and I also want to be one of those people. It’s always, always good to hear someone speak their mind about diversity, about different kinds of love, about acceptance and respect for human diversity no matter what decade we're in. The Wachowski’s have always been known for their privacy, as I learn, but it seems that that’s changing now, and it comes in a moment of their new film, in collaboration with Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas, which makes kind of a perfect fusion, being that the film seems to be so much about that. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter the film campaign behind it, that doesn’t matter at all because someone in this land is listening this woman talk and understand that they have a chance in life. It will make a difference anyway and that’s what matters. Even if she would be doing this for herself she’s still making a difference. 

She reminded me of Kimberly Reed’s documentary, Prodigal Sons. It is such a beautiful documentary. It is a contemporary story and maybe it isn’t, it should be considered an essential story portraying family conflicts because we’ve all been there. It seems a story we know, like Lana’s, but at the same time we can’t seem to listen every day, any day actually. So this is a really worth story, about who we are and how we grow up to be someone that no one can define but ourselves.

Plus I’m really looking forward to see this film and it’s not because of her speech. Sometimes I just need to hear a good word and that’s it. I confess I had tears in my eyes after reading the article by Sasha Stone, at Awards Daily, but then again it may as well be a personal thing.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Seeking a safety for a red light creative nostalgia

I’ve watched eight films in three days. The other night I’ve seen four films straight. I believe it was my personal best. Anyway:

  • Seeking A Friend For The End of the World
  • Red Lights
  • Ruby Sparks
  • Safety Not Guaranteed

Good Day, World

Breakfast with Lauren?
Please and thank you.

Aside note: Here I am. I could be mentioning how some tragedies affect a nation and become a point of perhaps a fleeting change, I could instead be mentioning lots of turning points of how some films represented a transition in society and its precise timeliness and because of them I’m so detached from life, or I should be mentioning Thomas McCarthy new project on the way, or how a death of a character prevents me from doing anything…and yet here I am, someone who looks for women’s respect as of a constant reminder for equality, using this young woman’s body of work as a mere object of desire. Bah, this is what I do and I hope one day I can forgive myself for it! But ok, maybe I’ll get back to all these later.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Written and Directed by Rian Johnson.

I am utterly Looperless, I mean speechless. And at the same time, I could go on writing pages about this film. To me, there’s absolutely nothing more satisfying than leaving a theater completely satisfied.
There are so many different lines one can start to talk about Looper and yet it is hard to choose one. It’s hardly safe to go on talking about this film on a substantial level when I’ve only seen in once. But there are a few clear things in my mind, one of them is that I am extremely glad I haven’t seen any footage of this film, only the first teaser that came out, or read articles and so on. It is really a film you should see with your mind clean.
There are only so many things that cross you mind while watching Looper, but one thought I still think about it’s how long did Rian Johnson worked on this. I picture a room full of boxes full of pages, full of notes of many different colors, of strings attached. How he came around this puzzle and how many times did he start over. Because all strings in this story are efficiently connected, are suspenseful, surprisingly but beautifully melodramatic. And then in all this chaos of time travel, of utter discrepancy between opposing poles, like poor and rich, like good and bad, between selfishness and meaningfulness, you come across humanity, love and sacrifice.

One of the reasons I feel this is a tremendous film it’s because you’re still in the theater and you know you want to be consuming this film for days. You want to leave the room, go home and don’t read anything about it, no one’s perspective quite yet. Don’t even turn the computer on. I just wanted to go back to the theater. This is when I feel a film is accomplished, because as I was in the dark room nothing else mattered, no awards mattered, that entire outer world vanished. And also that the film is also that well made, at every level. It just simply leaves you thinking and that’s what films should accomplish first and foremost, or at least one of the main ideas and goals of making a film.

I didn’t even know to whether Emily Blunt was hardly in it or not. Except that she is. Emily Blunt plays Sara, a lonely singer mother but in control of her state. I might deviate from the story here, but once this woman, a woman, comes in the film, she brings both bloom and human nature and the screen suddenly enriches, becomes more complete. She’s a beautiful representation not only of women, but regardless of genres, just simply humanity. And the more diverse they are and the more present, the more complete we feel. Looking at Emily Blunt I felt so proud, she was so good in this film.
Finally, the fact that Looper isn’t just a film with explosions, awesome visual effects and sound mixing, shootings and blood but also brings its story, its strings, that also puts at dispose questions with opposing alternatives it is to me well worth give its praise.

Taking Woodstock, 2012

 Peace, Love & Misunderstanding.
Directed By Bruce Beresford.
Written by Joseph Musznski and Christina Mengert.

This story takes the town of Woodstock, or in other words, the country side of New York, as a background for a very standard story of transition, forgiveness and tolerance.
We have a family, the parents are getting divorced as the kids are growing into adult territory. The now divorced mother decides to take her kids to her mother’s house, the hippie Jane Fonda, playing the opposing characters. That’s probably why she’s going to her mother. In a moment of transition, one tries to find balance, or even something opposite of one self and that’s why their road to Woodstock.

So we all know Woodstock becomes like a spell, a relentless spirited soul, for people and stories because everything turns out to be a moment of acceptance of who you are, of becoming a man, of becoming a woman, a reflection about art, a reflection about politics, a reflection about wars, a reflection about animals, a reflection about poems, a reflection about sexuality, a reflection about pot. So the film goes on between these series of events to which you are pretty certain of how it will turn out in the end, but regardless of its predictableness, it always feels honest. And it’s always a worth opportunity, even if you’re mainly in wonder just to look at these three generations of actresses.

 Jane Fonda, Goddess.
Catherine Keener, always a brilliant soul.
Elizabeth Olsen, a genuine future brilliant Goddess. And I love her voice.

A pleasure to look at these three.

Quote of the day

Phoenix on awards season:
"I think it's total, utter bullshit, and I don't want to be a part of it. I don't believe in it... Pitting people against each other . . . It's the stupidest thing in the whole world. It was one of the most uncomfortable periods of my life when 'Walk the Line' was going through all the awards stuff and all that. I never want to have that experience again."

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


SHIIIIIIIT! What?? I don’t turn on my computer for a day and this is what I get???
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes? When my friend told me I thought, ok, already naming presenters, Tina and Amy are usually presenters at these things, but then, “OH, HOSTING”. My god, now we’re definitely going to have some fun!!

Just think about it, to think that just by these five seconds, do you remember, this was my favorite moment of last year’s Golden Globes, now it’s for a few hours. Oh god, to think that Parks and Recreation may have a little bit of a think that Ron Swanson, April Ludgate, Andy, Ben and Chris could all join the party at some point...let's not get too excited...why the fuck not??
Needless to say, party and chocolates will be happening.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Monica on Lauren

"Sometimes she catches me staring..."

Getting into the fall, part II

Oh boy, these shows are killing me. I think I have my line up pretty settled for the week:

I love this face. I love Dexter. And joining all my admiration for this show, I really enjoy my mom's reactions when she's watching the episodes.

One tries to hold on to the different faces of one Carrie Matheson. I think the image below tells a few things about the show.

Downton Abbey
I'm just going to quote it. There is nothing else I can say to make it more delicious.

Mrs. Hughes: “What’s the matter? Have you all turned into pillars of salt?” 
And this is the reason why:

Lady Grantham: “He looks like a footman in a musical review.”
Mr. Carson: “Hard work and diligence weigh more than beauty in the real world.”
Lady Grantham: “If only that were true.”

Bang, two Emmys in the bag.

Oh, you Irish lad. How could Sybil resist you.

I think I'm going down on a deep crush. Deep crush on these two.
I also think I'm starting to see how this relationship will end. And then I'm gonna be sad.

The Good Wife
I automatically went back to E.R. I now want to see it all over again, like all night watching E.R. Nonstop.

Chicago Fire

I think it is the only new drama I’m taking a look at. Probably not the most original show ever, even accurate, but I watched the pilot and I really wanted to see more, so that’s positive. I love drama; I love conflict, so I want to see what they’re going to do with it, at least a few more episodes. I really liked Jesse Spencer, because maybe he was the most reliable character. I would watch this show for him. About the other handsome leading guy, not the greatest actor ever, but that I already knew. But I got the point of the casting choice and it’s only been forty minutes, so let’s give him time.
But now let’s all take a moment:


Now Comedy!

Needless to add something to this picture.
And this:

I know, this is from last season, but it's just too good. I think I squealed when I saw it.

There is too much awesome involved, so I'm going to quote it, again:

New Girl

Schmidt: “There’s got to be an explanation for this, like he’s the Lord of Winterfel.”
Just keepin' it real.

Raising Hope

Sabrina's Mother: “That woman once elbowed me in the nose because I was talking during Wimbledon.”
God, this is so accurate. Which reminds me: little Hope sort of looks like Kim Clijsters' daughter!

But let's continue with the quoting: 
Jim: “This isn’t your house, it’s Maw Maw’s.”
Maw Maw: “And I would like to live in it alone just once, before I die. So hurry up and ask that long-haired pretty boy to marry you before the Republicans get back in office and make it a sin.”

Maw Maw: “At least you’re getting married for a house. When she got married, all she got was a ten-pound baby with a two-pound nose.” Oh, Maw Maw, this is so good! 
These three, Maw Maw, Virginia and Burt, they kill the show, neatly. Just look at it:

And this isn't nothing. There's so much more great scenes, just in this first episode of third season.

Ben and Kate

I’m having so much fun with these guys. It’s so funny and cute, and then they casted Maggie Elizabeth Jones, I can’t stand it! I love it. The pilot was kind of perfect, no, let me correct myself, it was perfect.
BJ, aka Lucy Punch, you are killing me.

Kate: “We are gonna crush these guys, because you know who our other teammates are?”
B.J: “Is one of them Jesus or something?”
Kate: “Preparation and hard work.”
B.J: “It’s even worse.”

Go On
I started watching this show and then I couldn’t stop. I had to watch the four episodes I had available. It’s so fun, it’s interesting. I talked to a friend about Matthew Perry talking too much and she warned me that it’s just the way he is, so ok. I loved it! 

And I loved Julie White so much. She plays Ann. What a character! It’s so good, it’s so well written. She’s so genuine and she’s so funny, she’s really funny. It truly is a great character. I had a laugh just because she said something like: “I freaked out…then I ran.” Because I pictured her running! Win win.

Now let's see how it goes from now on.