Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Weird Wednesday: Illya Kuryakin

This deserves to be prefaced with a very important announcement on how to judge character. If someone doesn't like the 2015 film Man from U.N.C.L.E, they cannot be trusted. It's the truth people
Illya Kuryakin
Where is he from?:
The Man from U.N.C.l.E IMDB
Who plays him?
Armie Hammer
Why is he amazing?: 
A canon bipolar character who isn't the villain and is treated like one of the guys. Hell yes.
Also he is just generally likeable. A perfect contrast to Napoleon as well.
here is hoping for a sequel!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Songs to write sad scenes to

eh. i wanted a selection of sad/ melancholy stuff to listen to and now I'm giving it to you. It;'s pretty good to have sad music for when you are writing or at least thats what I do.

So I went for five

Saturday, 26 September 2015


So today is Batman Day!!
Batman is one of the most loved superheroes of all time. Spawned some of the best (and worst, yes we are talking about you CLOONEY) movies and tv shows of all time.
Welcome to a quick batman celebration!!
5 of the best things about batman!  (some of these are cool character things others are me being superficial)

Friday, 25 September 2015

Short Film Friday: We Ate the Children Last

This week we are going for a Black Mirror style satire. (only better than the god awful christmas special, I'm still bitter Brooker! still bitter) Chronicling a procedure that becomes adopted by everyone but has some pretty gross and nasty side effects. It's gritty, gross and hilarious. Totally worth a watch.

as per full film under cut

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Wierdo Wednesday: Rick Sanchez

Rick Sanchez
Where is he from?:
Ricky and Morty IMDB
Who plays him?
Justin Roiland
Why is he amazing?: 
I know I have talked about Rick and Morty here before (HERE) and now i am half way through the second series I am back  to continue to wax lyrical about it because holy moly it is amazing.
But back to Rick. Amazing is a term that would not in anyway describe Rick Sanchez apart from in a sentence like "wow that Rick, is amazing at being an arsehole" or something along those lines. only he's kinda better than that and you can tell everyone including him knows it. He's an alcoholic pansexual genius that kinda needs to tone it down a lot only well the family take it all kinda too normally because they are a colossal mess too and don't even bat an eyelid anymore. 
Theory wise the theory that Evil Morty is Rick's original Morty is probably true because this Rick has been missing from Beth's life for 20 years and Morty is 14 so he couldn't have possibly raised him or even been there at all. 
Also he's kinda severely depressed and messed up and one of his many catchphrases means "i'm in pain, help me" in bird language. yeah. He's pretty much the definition of growing old disgracefully
 (and him and Grunkle Stan (ley) need to meet)
 He's kinda great though.
source: uk mix




Monday, 21 September 2015


Movie: Marie Antoinette
So today I am done with being miserable. I am, it's dull as dishwater. I had a bit of a bad moment at the weekend and my brain likes to replay and replay it and i have decided to screw that and be happy. So welcome to an egotistical, silly and overly jovial post.
movie: The Fall

Friday, 18 September 2015

Short Film Friday: The Best Company

This weeks short film may be a bit of a cheat as it's 1 of 3 Kate Spade has produced for its MISSADVENTURE series. However I was so charmed by it I felt it deserved a space here in this coveted position! watch Anna Kendrick dine alone and meet a new companion. Also give me the gnome bag.

as per full film under the cut

Monday, 14 September 2015

Don't stop because you think you are done

So today whilst round my grandma's house reading The Times whilst she watched the news I read an article that riled me to the very core. It did it really royally pissed me off. The article which I won't link to because I don't want to put such ridiculous opinions on display. I will summarise the article now, it pretty much says creatives should quit while they are ahead listing Woody Allen, JK Rowling and John Le Carre as reasons for this.

So according to the author Melanie Phillips these 3 are all perfect examples of people that should have called it a day after their best works came out. I will not in anyway defend Woody Allen so I have left him out of this but lets look at JK and John shall we.
JK Rowling doesn't care
credit: hypeable
JK Rowling (perfect human that she is) is a apparently a failure now after the Harry Potter series. What a bunch of absolute lies. JK at the moment has a play coming out, a new set of films and a highly successful set of detective novels as well as The Casual Vacancy which just had a BBC adaptation. Now the Galbraith novels were called a failure by Phillips however they all have very good reviews on goodreads (3.8,4.01,4.26) and they have got better.
neither does Colin Firth in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Admittedly I know less about John Le Carre but i'd say new books, nonfiction and fiction as well as executive producing and some acting and a well loved film isn't all bad eh Melanie?

Now lets look at some others that didn't quit whilst they were ahead and are still doing incredibly well shall we. Let's head for six shall we.
Julie Andrews, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Arndt, Brad Bird and Wes Anderson.
Let's explain
If Julie andrews had stopped after she won her Oscar for Mary Poppins we would never have had The sound of Music or even the Princess Diaries.
If Quentin Tarantino had stopped after Pulp Fiction we wouldn't have had Inglorious Bar-stewards, Kill Bill or Django Unchained.
If Michael Arndt had stopped after writing Little Miss Sunshine we wouldn't have had the oscar nominated script for Toy Story 3.
If Brad Bird had stopped after The Iron Giant we wouldn't have had Tomorrowland or The Incredibles.
If Wes Anderson had stopped after The Royal Tenenbaums we wouldn't have had the Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou or Moonrise Kingdom or The Grand Budapest Hotel.
And that is only 6 examples.

So basically do what you love and don't stop. No matter how good you think your last work was you can keep going. Doing well doesn't mean you have to stop EVER. Keep writing, keep acting, keep doing what you do. you'll never please some people but that will never change. Do what you guys do best!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Short Film Friday: Different Sides of the same Coin

Here is an amazing short film by Minika Kathuria and Praful Tyagi about two Indian olympic athletes with learning disabilities. It was screened at this years Los Angeles special Olympics.

as usual full film under the cut

Thursday, 10 September 2015

I AM OLD: or Happy 20th to me

movie: Harry Potter and The Philosphers Stone

So this week I was 20. Me, 20 I know right! the world has gone wrong, pigs are flying and all the demons in hell are wearing fuzzy jumpers. But I am 20 now and I feel thats time and a perfect prompt for another lifestyle tm post.

tumblr user: Melaniesdollhouse
This post is mainly just an update I guess. A life post more than anything else. under the cut is general thoughts and cute stuff.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

My Night at: The Visit

i get a kick out of making kinda dated looking posters
so sue me

Hello everyone I am very excited that I can finally tell you my biggest news and all about the most exciting event that has happened to me since setting up this blog! Last Wednesday I received a DM from Den of Geek informing me I had been invited (i applied on twitter) to see M. Night Shymalan's newest film, The visit at Picture House Central in London.  It was this Friday just been and it was amazing. Thank You to Universal UK and Den of Geek for making this possible.

aesthetically pleasing cinema boards are my life
Rest including SPOILERS under the cut (YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED)

Friday, 4 September 2015

Short Film Friday: Wilbur Force

In keeping with something super exciting coming up SOON. Here is a documentary about Wilbur Force, a former NZ wrestler and the chance to bring him back to his old self. It's entertaining watchable and really really good. Enjoy.

Full film under cut

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Wierdo Wednesday: Nurse Pam

Ny the way the fact that she is an M.Night Shymalan character comes down to something very exciting happening very very soon. but I can't tell you yet!!!
So without further ado take it away Nurse Pam!!!
Nurse Pam
Where is she from?:
Wayward Pines (IMDB)
Who Plays her?:
Melissa Leo
Why is she amazing?: 
So i've talked about Wayward Pines here before (HERE) and in short it's fabulous. it's also fabulous to see M.Night Shymalan back on his feet. This show proves his brilliance is back to stay and maybe that he should consider staying in TV-land for a while. it suits him. 
Anyway Nurse Pam is one of the best crafted characters on the show. She starts off as a your standard trope scary nurse and then slowly she becomes Ethan's friend and reveals herself to be one of the people saving everyone. She is badass older Katniss Everdeen and I will fight those who dislike her. Seriously, you will lose.