Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday Links and Other Stuff #26

What I'm watching tonight...


See, here's the thing: there are four movies coming out this week that I really want to see (Chronicle, Safe House, Albert Nobbs, Our Idiot Brother). This would have been great any other week because a) Monday wouldn't have been a public holiday so most of those DVDs would have arrived a day early, meaning I could have watched some of them last night as well as tonight and b) I have to go to the auditions for 'Little Shop of Horrors' tonight, since I'm co-directing that (eeeeee!). Thank goodness, though, that I have study leave (and so few actual exams), so I can watch some of them tomorrow, too. So I'll choose what I'm watching tonight depending on the time.

Video of the week...


Oh, this Les Miserables trailer is lovely. Brings back memories of when I did makeup for our town version of it. Anne Hathaway's singing is heart breaking. Let's just say, I'm way more excited for it now!

LAMMY plug...


Lammy voting has opened, and while I'm pretty sure most of you have already voted, if you haven't, consider this 16 year old girl from New Zealand. Because you know you want to.

A bit of randomness...


I might do another post showcasing my photos in the future, but here's one particular photo that I took while I was away that I really want to share. I think it's cool.

Links...
Whoa, This is Heavy has a fantastic list of the 15 best female villains.

Tyler, master of all lists, has come up with the 100 best films of the 70s. Geez, I probably haven't even seen ten films from the 70s.

Scott has the top apps for movie lovers. The only thing that's missing is MovieCat. Best. Trivia. App. Ever.

During the weekend it was Ryan's birthday, and a few days earlier he had a special birthday ep of The Matineecast for us. He shares some great sites - one of which was mine.

Nikhat asks the question that every girl around our age ponders over: The Critical Eye vs. Eye Candy?

Andy has recently passed 1000 posts (come on guys, he deserves the 'Most Prolific' award), but for post 999, he has a review of Prometheus up. I'm not excited for the movie at all (and I'll be one of the few who will wait for the DVD), but some of you may be interested.

Fogs has been getting right into the LAMMY spirit by picking apart the categories he is nominated in. He's nominated in 8 categories - that's extremely impressive!

Mette has a wonderful list of her favourite actresses - lots of Bollywood mixed in with lots of Hollywood. I like it.

Sati looks at the evolution of Snow White on screen. Which reminds me, I really need to catch up on Once Upon a Time (this is why I don't watch TV shows).

And since everyone's probably high on Prometheus (or high on the disappointment of Prometheus from what I've been hearing), here's another review from the awesome Lesya.

Final word...
What fairytale character would you like to see get the 'gritty' treatment - a la Snow White and the Huntsman?

25 comments:

  1. I'm not afraid to say it but every time I hear Anne sing that song in that trailer. I do tear up. It's so beautiful.

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    1. I tear up too. I never knew she was that good.

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  2. Thanks for the linkage. It's mega-awesome that you're co-directing Little Shop of Horrors, I'm sure you'll do an awesome job. And you've definitely got my vote for the LAMMYs. Have a nice evening. :)

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    1. I hope I'll do an awesome job. And thank you!

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  3. Hmm...I literally got out my book of fairytales, and I think The Raven would be pretty cool to adapt!
    "There was once a queen who had a little daughter still in arms. One day the child was naughty and would not be quiet, whatever her mother might say.Then she grew impatient, and as the ravens were flying around the castle, she opened the window and said "I wish you were a raven, that you might fly away, and then I should have peace" She had hardly said the words when the child was changed into a raven, and flew out the window..."

    Okay, that was long. I'll just say Chronicle is cool, Our Idiot Brother is pretty nice, and I was probably the only person I know who liked Albert Nobbs. Have a great week!

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    1. I used to love The Raven! Not sure why, though. It'd be a cool adaptation.

      Chronicle is cool, so is Our Idiot Brother, and I liked Albert Nobbs as well!

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  4. Thank you for the link.
    I didn't love the Les Mis trailer so much. I hope a better one comes out later.
    Also gorgeous picture :D

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    1. Also, answering your question, with a question- which fairy tale character isn't getting the gritty treatment already?
      I think only Goldilocks hasn't been touched, but that's because it's a really stupid story :P

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    2. Oh, Goldilocks is one of the many Kristen Stewart reboots: http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/kristen-stewart-fairy-tale-reboots/

      :P

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  5. What version of "Little Shop Of Horrors" will you be drawing inspiration from? Or are you going to completely re-imagine it like Christopher Nolan did with Batman and make it extremely dark and serious?

    Anyway thanks for the link and good luck for the Lammys. Too bad I can't vote.

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    1. Haha, I've only seen the original. The script we have is really quite dark, though.

      That's too bad.

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  6. Thank you for the link Stevee! I can't wait to read your thoughts on Safe House, I'm tempted to see this one since it has my love, Vera Farmiga, in it. As for the question I'd love to see hardcore version of Alice in Wonderland or Sleeping beauty, which I hope will be the case for Maleficient.

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    1. Safe House was mediocre, but I love Vera Farmiga too. And wasn't Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland hardcore enough? :P

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  7. Thanks Stevee!
    I hadn't seen the Miserables trailer yet - this Christmas is going to be awesome. That is, in case some of the great upcoming movies get an early release in Germany, otherwise I'll have to wait for ages again.
    ... Off to vote for the Lammys.

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    1. This Christmas is going to be awesome. Hopefully they all come out on the same day everywhere.

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  8. Les Miserables trailer was good enough. I wanted to see the film before though, because how can I possibly not want to watch a rare musical with so many good actors in it? :D

    Thanks for the linkage, too kind!

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    1. Haha, I know. I love musicals, but that cast is so awesome.

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  9. Thanks a lot Stevee! Winning Prolific would make me quite proud of myself ;-) I think you will really enjoy PROMETHEUS, but if your heart's not in it, then fair enough.

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    1. Even if you don't win you should still be proud! And I'm checking out Alien for the first time soon, so maybe I'll be able to muster up some interest in Prometheus. It looks good enough.

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  10. Nice bunch of movies to see. I'm most interested in Chronicle off that list. I did like Safe House but it's a pretty by-the-number Denzel Washington thriller.

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    1. Chronicle was really good! And yes, Safe House was pretty by the numbers.

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  11. Thanks as ever for the kind link my friend.

    I hope you enjoyed your films. Quite a mix!!

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    1. You're welcome. And I did enjoy them!

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  12. Good luck with the Lammies, I voted for you :P
    The Miserables trailer is not that amazing, I was underwhelmed, but Anne's voice is stunning, I didn't realize it was her at the beginning!

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    1. Thanks!

      I was kinda underwhelmed by the trailer itself - it was Anne's singing that did it for me. Hopefully they'll release a better trailer in the future!

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