What, No Popcorn?

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(1) REFRESHMENTS:

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
  • New year, new feature. I’m trying to come up with a posting schedule and a post format I’m comfortable with — I’m pretty happy with this one, though. It’s hard not to plagiarise Sati or Katy or Mettel Ray because I read their blogs daily and they all have such effective and beautiful style.
  • That being said, I love this community so much! My only blog-related new year’s resolution is to blog regularly. Can’t be that difficult, right?
  • Uh, I was supposed to post this three days ago. But the beginning’s always hard, right?

(2) ON FILMS AND TELEVISION:

  • On Friday I woke up by my dad barging into my room, saying our film starts in half an hour. So my morning, at 3pm, started with Nightcrawler — which, honestly, was a fucked up film that I feel disgusted by. An excellent film, a masterpiece, of course. But so disturbing.
  • Last night of last year, I saw Fight Club, which I had only seen clips of before. All I can say is that I should make a shrine for Fincher.
  • I rewatched most of Shameless, too, seasons 1 and 3 in the whole, most of season 2, but I already saw season 4 twice this winter break, so I only saw a few episodes (and all Mickey/Ian parts, naturally.) You calling me insane? Yah, okay, not arguing.
  • Wait and watch what happens when season 5 starts airing.
  • My favourite film of the week was probably Begin Again. I loved the soundtrack and the NYC depiction and the acting, but the overall mood was what won me over the most.

(3) HEY, LOOK!

  • I only watch How to Get Away with Murder from these shows, but this is hilarious! (From 0:29 on, that is.)

(4) YOUR MOST PRESSING QUESTIONS, ANSWERED:

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1 Gone Girl may have a contender, though — I’m not the least bit over Nightcrawler.

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The Unsung Brilliance of Ethan Cutkosky

carlFirst time I watched Shameless, I hated all the Carl scenes. I figured they were a waste of time, pulling focus from Lip and Fiona and all interesting characters. Well, fuck me, because Carl Gallagher, especially in seasons 3 and 4, is one of the most interesting characters.

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Kat Dennings will kick ass at this, or: TWLOHA Trailer Speculations

To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit that helps people with mental illness, specifically depression. I’ve heard some bad things about the organisation and a lot of good things, and personally, I like them a lot. So when I saw Kat Dennings is in the lead, I got really excited. And now that I watched the trailer… I’m so excited.  The story’s about the inspiration for founding TWLOHA, a woman who’s battling with drug addiction, manic depression and self-harm.

With projects like these, there’s always doubt. Is the film very obviously for money-grabbing, will the film be bullshit, will it be super cheesy and lame… I can’t know. This film was filmed in 2011 and was shown at Omaha film festival in 2012, but wide release is in March next year.

What do you guys think? Am I way behind and talk about this film happened years ago? Is anyone else excited, too? After having seen and loved Begin Again, I can’t wait to see a film that has music in its essence. I’m excited!

Night Has Settled (2014)

It still weirds me out to see the level of authenticity teenagers are portrayed in — unhibited and unapologetic; honest and raw, every beautiful and ugly story is told. Especially the ugly. Sex, drugs, one cigarette after another, the word ‘fuck’ flying as fast as clothes from Miley Cyrus. Depression is taken seriously, without clichés or embellishments. The thing with Night Has Settled is that it portrays all of this witch children.

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