Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Links and Other Stuff #3

What I'm watching tonight:

Just the one movie, again. This is not because I have had to study all day. Yes, I do have an exam tomorrow. But it's geography, a subject which I'm neither good at, care much about, or am taking next year. Therefore, instead of making an effort, I've been lazing about at home all day, starting the day with Three Colours: Red and ending with Bad Teacher. This is unfortunately the only movie that slightly interests me this week, as I can't watch Kung Fu Panda 2 as I haven't seen the first Kung Fu Panda, and Channing Tatum isn't one of my favourite people so I won't be seeing The Eagle. Anyway, back to the topic of exams. Just in case any of you were wondering (as I'm sure you probably weren't): I think my English exam went well. I don't want to set myself up for failure here, but I thought my essays were pretty good. My Maths exam didn't go too great...I'm absolutely positive that I failed algebra. My Science exam yesterday was so-so. I may have just passed Physics, just passed Chemistry and I think I did pretty well in Biology, since I thought it was really easy (bio is the only science I care about, since it's the only one I'm taking next year). Just Geo and Drama left. And guess what we have to do in order to study for Drama? Watch comedians/clowns on film! Like Mr. Bean, Charlie Chaplin, The Three Stooges...see why it's my favourite class?

Video of the week:

I was going to post this last week but it had been taking off the net right as I went to embed it. But now it's back on the net, so you can all watch Liam Neeson being the awesomest he has ever been. Seriously, me and my friend have now claimed him as our dad. I could sit here and quote all of the funny moments in here, but I'd be here forever. But my new favourite line of the year is "let's do some improvisational comedy, now". And the part about Schindler's List. Okay. If you are still reading this and you have not watched the video, then I suggest that you go and do so now. I've watched it at least 20 times and I still find it funny.

Favourite film news of the week:

Okay, so it's not really film news as such, but it's set photos, so that's enough for me. Especially when Leo looks as sexy as he does there, in a perfectly tailored white suit. And then there's Carey Mulligan, in that beautiful purple dress. The costumes for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby look just divine. Which is why one of the many set photos is my current iPod screensaver. I'm not sure why this movie has to be in 3D, though. I read the book just recently and I see no need for it at all. But it's a Baz Luhrmann, and he gets my ass on the seat (jeez, it's nearly a whole three years ago since my Baz Luhrmann phase...)

A bit of randomness:

War Horse is officially my most anticipated movie. I've told Mum that we have to go see it on opening day. Why? Well, you already know why. But I saw this recently reached picture, and it just made me want to see it even more. There's nothing I love more that seeing a guy with a deep connection to a horse (wow, that sounded weird). That horse looks like a fine specimen, indeed. It looks like he's trying to break the horse in. And also, Jeremy Irvine is as hot as hell. I think I can line him up in my ever-growing list of fake husbands.

Okay, so I didn't make this, but I felt the need to share it. It doesn't matter if you're a Captain America fan or not, this is so cute!

A film I actually quite enjoyed (enough to have it in my DVD collection) this year was Limitless. Matt didn't think it was at all bad either.

Nikhat offers up some reviews of The Art of Getting By, La Belle Personne, Submarine and Like Crazy. All films about young love. Which is a thing that is clearly lacking in my life.

Film Intel gives us conclusive proof that every film would be better with two Armie "I am created by angels" Hammer's. I agree with everything.

Following my lead (well, maybe), Andy Buckle has set up a page for his Oscar predictions for the year, too. Let's see who wins!

Anna at Defiant Success reviews Beginners, which I will be going to see next Wednesday (it's Contagion this week).

Ruth at FlixChatter gives us some lovely musings on The Tree of Life, a.k.a. the most polarizing movie of the year.

James at Cinema Sights reviews Bridesmaids, a movie which I was completely indifferent about, unlike just about everyone else.

Surrender to the Void has a post dedicated to the lovely Jena Malone, a child-star turned indie darling who I admire very much.

Sati at Cinematic Corner gives The Help a review, and it is a very lovely review indeed. The more I think about Jessica Chastain in that movie, the more determined I am to be her.

The very lucky Scott at Front Room Cinema has watched Shame again, and it is now his favourite movie of the year. I am still eagerly awaiting the DVD release!

Tyler continues his All-Time Favourites series with Fanny and Alexander, an Ingmar Bergman movie I would love to see!

Raghav at Ticker Talks Film writes a wonderful post about how us bloggers feel the pressure to review. And it's totally true.

Final word:
Speaking of most anticipated movies, what 2011 movie are you most looking forward to seeing?


  1. Thanks so much for the very kind link....You are too kind, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  2. Thanks for the link! Young love is lacking in my life too. I shall become old and grey, existing only with my films, my unread books and my personal list of fake husbands. Jeremy Irvine is cute, but I think Tom Hiddleston is going on mine. Currently Matt Smith is fake husband prime.

    That video was hilarious! But I thought Stephen Merchant was kind of sexy in it. Is that weird? :P

  3. "Speaking of most anticipated movies, what 2011 movie are you most looking forward to seeing?"

    Shame and Ides of March.

    Niuce to read you did well in school! I failed surprised test today, so I'm going to make myself a little bit of movie marathon to feel better :)

  4. Thanks for the link, Stevee! I did follow your lead :-)

  5. Glad your exams went well Stevee! Now you get more free time for movies :)

  6. Glad to hear your English exam went well, Stevee. Thanks so much for the link... it was quite a challenge to try to put down what I think about TOL on paper, er I mean typing it.

    Btw, War Horse does look good, likely to be a tearjerker I think. Plus, it's got Tom Hiddleston in it! :D

  7. Thanks for the link, Stevee. As always it is much appreciated. :)

    That Neeson video is hilarious. I think I will be watching it again many times!

    A great silent movie comedian for your drama class is Buster Keaton. His films come highly recommended. Seriously, he's a hundred times better than Charlie Chaplin or Harold Lloyd or anyone else. He is easily one of the five funniest men who has ever lived.

  8. Thanks! I'm glad someone else here likes Miss Malone.

  9. Thanks sooo much for the link Stevee!

    I'm glad your exams went well, wish me luck on mine ;) oh junior year is so... boring.

    Also, glad you enjoyed Limitless as well, it was just so much better then some seem to think!

  10. Hmmm I dont get the embed to play. =(

  11. Scott - Oh trust me, I probably will love it!

    Nikhat - That's what is going to become of my life too! I'm so alone!
    Tom Hiddleston is cute too! He's in fake fiancee stage at the moment...he isn't my husband just yet ;)
    No, that's not weird! I thought the exact same thing! And I thought I was weird.

    Sati - I'm looking forward to those too! Unfortunately we get The Ides of March literally ten years behind everyone else.
    Oh, that sucks! But a movie marathon does make everything better :)

    Andy - You're welcome! Oooh, I influenced someone. Next step: become prime minister.

    Castor - Yup! The movie watching is definitely going up now!

    Ruth - Gosh, I know. I had so much trouble trying to write my review of it :/
    It does look like a tearjerker! I'll be sure to take a few boxes of tissues with me. And yes, Tom Hiddleston :)

    Tyler - The video is amazing! I watch it every day.
    I will try and check out some of his stuff.

    Steven - She's awesome!

    Matt - I'm so glad I'm out of year nine and ten, where we don't do anything important. It's so much fun being a senior! Good luck!
    It was really good! I quite enjoy watching it every once in a while.

    Joel - That's weird, it plays everywhere else. Well, here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKTh7zBIcrM


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