Thursday 8 December 2011


I forgot to be all It's December, YAAAYYY!! last week, so here it goes- It's December. YAAAYYY!!! :D
An extra exclamation mark and a smiley face for y'all. Anyways, my thoughts are as follows:

1) Daniel Radcliffe, who has been voted Entertainment Weekly's Entertainer of the Year, is in talks to play the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the thriller Kill Your Darlings. It's apparently about poetry, gay stalkers and murder in 1940s New York and is around the time when young and impressionable (??) Mr. Ginsberg got into the beat scene. The whole story about Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Lucien Carr and David Kammerer is damn exciting. Captain America Chris Evans might play Kerouac and the fantastic Ben Whishaw is being considered for the role of Carr. Pretty good cast I must say. It seems Ginsberg was rather tall, and DanRad is a fellow hobbit like me. Also their voices are nothing alike, though distinctive in their own way. I find it funny that in counting down all the actors that have played the famous poet, no one is even thinking about Tom Sturridge who plays his literary counterpart Carlo Marx in the "upcoming" On The Road movie. I mean, well duh. I was just telling a friend of mine about how he has been cast opposite Dakota Fanning in the Effie Gray biopic as her second husband and the painter John Everett Millais, and her reply was "It will never get released." But thank the lord DanRad is a reliable star, who I hope can carry off this Ginsberg picture well. 

2) Do any of you follow Boardwalk Empire, because last week's episode was nuts! Jimmy Darmody has the MOST FUCKED UP FAMILY OF ALL TIME. This whole season, as compared to the first one, has been rather slow and annoying. I had thought that things had picked up, but no they just went super-weird. Nucky and Margaret were my favourite people in the first season, but they are just so needy in this one. Michael Shannon as Van Alden is still pretty good, and I love Jack Huston as Richard Harrow. There is barely any Chalky White and Arnold Rothstein, otherwise I like them too. Can't say the same for everyone else... Next week is finale, hopefully it's good.

3) My thought process has suddenly gone off-rail due to the presence of a rather large spider near my foot. I am not exactly scared, but you know, I can't help wonder what would happen if it bites me. I mean, haven't you always wondered whether you'll get superpowers when a spider bites you? Also how that's probably the most plausible way of getting superpowers among all the superheroes? 

4) Anyways, back on track, you know how I am always casting Guillermo Del Toro's Beauty and the Beast, in which Emma Watson is going to play Belle (I don't know if they'll keep that name but I am just going with it for now), in my head until the proper people do so? I just had another brilliant idea for who should play Beast- True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard!! I mean he already has such a commanding presence and he is a gorgeous man... it's perfect! If only someone would listen to me!

5) As I said it's December, and the 'top 10 films of 2011' have already started. Peter Travers of Rolling Stones and David Edlestein of NYMag have released theirs. What's really pissing me off is that there are 10+ films that have the chance of being in my top 10 that I haven't even seen yet! Grumblegrumblegrumble!! Moneyball, Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, Hugo, The Artist, Carnage, A Dangerous Method, Shame, A Separation, The Descendants, War Horse, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Coriolanus, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Young Adult- gaaaaaahhhhhh!! I hate this world -.-

6) My weekly "Oscar buzz" talk- I saw The Ides of March and We Need to Talk About Kevin this week, and rewatched The Tree of Life. I will hopefully review all of them. Anyways I don't think The Ides of March has any chances for anything except Best Actor for Ryan Gosling. He is easily the best part of the film, and I think the voters will go for the clear-cut idealistic-turned-disillusioned-with-politics campaign manager over his clearly superior, but less showy performance in Drive. I thought We Need to Talk About Kevin was all kinds of brilliance. It can get nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress for Tilda Swinton and maybe even Best Supporting Actor for Ezra Miller. The film in itself was very good, but I don't know how the AMPAS will roll this year. Swinton was fantastic though, as always, and after her snub last year for I Am Love, it must. This is an even better performance, so yes, I am team Tilda forever and always. Both her and Gosling were probably the biggest snubs of last year... Miller was very good too, and he's my number 2 choice for Best Supporting Actor right now along with Christopher Plummer for Beginners and Brad Pitt for The Tree of Life. Albert Brooks is still the best that I have seen. Speaking of Tree of Life, it really should get a Best picture nomination, and if Emmanuel Lubezki doesn't win the Oscar for cinematography, we should just fire the whole of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and put them on trial. There is no point in wanting the much-deserving Hunter McCracken to get some recognition, because he won't. Jessica Chastain is lovely, but her time will come. She's here to stay.

7) Trailers- um not much this week. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has another trailer. I have put it in my above anticipated list because of Stephen Daldry and Tom Hanks and Jonathan Safran Foer, otherwise this is one terrible trailer and Thomas Horn looks like a super-irritating kid. If he gets any recognition over people like Asa Butterfield and Hunter McCracken, I shall kill someone. This Means War also got another trailer this week. I do not understand the hate towards Chris Pine. I mean okay Tom Hardy is a big man who is playing Bane, but Pine is Captain Kirk and there will be a Star Trek 2 (Yessssss) soon, and he's not exactly dainty. What he is, is insanely hot. I am so seeing it, I do not care. The Five-Year Engagement is the next offering by Judd Apatow and crew. It has Jason Segel and Emily Blunt and looks rather sweet. I will watch this.

8) Finally (for a very long Weekly Thoughts post) I went through 30 pages of my Tumblr and found nothing except this. By the way, I only recently realised that Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch will be enemies for all practical purposes in The Hobbit... Sherlock just becomes more awesome day by day.

The spider is gone. Now I shall never know... Bye


  1. I feel your pain. I'm probably going to have to wait till December 2012 to do my list of Best of 2011 as I haven't seen so many decent sounding films of the year yet; Drive, Hugo, The Artist to name a few!

  2. All the films you're waiting to see, I'm waiting to see as well : But (coincidence maybe?) I just saw We Need To Talk About Kevin as well, and if Tilda doesn't at least get nominated I may cry, and Ezra Miller is defs one to watch. I just found out he's going to be in The Perks of Being a Wallflower with Emma Watson.

    ....Also, Del Toro is making Beauty and the Beast and I didn't know!?! Ahh! I've been concentrating too much on the spectacle of the two Snow Whites!

  3. @Pete- Thank you man. Haha...yeah me too in all probability. I did see Drive twice, but I haven't seen many others. Here's hoping we get out of our predicament soon.

    @Ruth- I know right. She was brilliant. I am so looking forward to Perks! It was earlier because of Watson and Logan Lerman, but yeah now because of Miller too.
    I hope he makes it. It will be great when he does. Watson is just inspired casting I think.

  4. - Skarsgard is a little bit too old for Emma Watson, isn't he? ;)

    - I like Chris Pine. Hopefully, he will get more interesting roles soon!

  5. Well yes, but I am thinking of an older Beast. Young will be to sickly sweet. I need Del Toro to be better than that.

    Star Trek 2 is coming! But yes, I really hope so too.