Saturday, 16 February 2013

Thoughts

      Hello people. It's been a long time since I have written a proper thoughts post. I have exams going on and I am a sleep-deprived mess right now but this is going to be my very brief respite from Swift and Chaucer and Blake and Coleridge and Donne and all those other sadistic literary bastards.

1) First of all, Stevee of Cinematic Paradox kinda, maybe, sorta giving up blogging for a while to focus on her final year of school. Stevee's was one of the first film blogs that I started following and it was a huge inspiration for me, even though it's only a few months older than mine. She's my blogging soulsister and I do hope she returns eventually.

2) I have started making my end-of-the-year lists but as I mentioned, my exams are on. Hopefully, I should finally start posting them in my study leave in between. I also had an Oscar-themed post in mind but we'll see how that goes. I won't be watching the Oscars live as I will be giving my film-studies exam then (oh the irony).

3) After my little freakout last week about Matt Smith joining Ryan Gosling's directorial debut How to Catch a Monster, it was reported that Saoirse Ronan will also be among its cast. I love Ronan and think she's like a wonder young actor and this film better be good because my expectations are crazy high right now.

4) Chris Pratt, who plays the lovable Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation and was the only one happy about Osama Bin Laden being dead in Zero Dark Thirty, is going to play the lead in Guardian of the Galaxy. Reading the character description, I kind of don't see it but here's hoping for the best.

5) Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale will star in David O. Russell's next film about "70s FBI sting operation Abscam that took down a bunch of U.S. congressmen." This is amazing. This will be Lawrence's third film with Cooper, though in this, she will be playing Bale's wife.  I'm already so high on the Silver Linings Playbook love that I cannot wait for this.

6) Ladies and gentlemen, David Fincher-
The song's kind of blah, but my goodness, Fincher HAS to make a black and white film now, yes?

7) Hey guys, don't you miss the music in this blog? I sure do, but I haven't been able to find a good site that will allow me to post a playlist on the blog. If you know of any, kindly put a link in the comments.

8) Trailers- Fast & Furious 6 is going to come now. You would think that people will stop making these films. However, I will say that while watching the trailer, I kind of did want to watch it. It's just the kind of film I need right now. Trance's red-band trailer is all kinds of awesome. If that last Vincent Cassell bit doesn't make one want to watch the film, I don't think anything else can convince them. Two Mothers looks really creepy and fucked-up. I do not want to watch it. Monster's University doesn't have the most impressive trailer out, but I would like to see how Pixar tackles the frat lifestyle. Finally, Game of Thrones, series 3 is only a month and a half away!!

9) Finally, if you are not aware of it, I have gone a little Noel Fielding-gaga over the past few weeks. I have watched a lot of The Mighty Boosh and Big Fat Quiz of the Year and all of his Never Mind the Buzzcocks stuff. Since the Boosh won't make much sense to people who haven't watched the wonderfully weird show, here is a collection of some of my favourite Noel parts in Buzzcocks-






(on Beiber)


My goth god :)

Bye for now!

14 comments:

  1. I'm sad Stevee might be leaving us for a while... hope I'll have time to blog in my last year of school.
    Thanks for sharing the Trance trailer - haven't been watching many trailers these days and am SO excited for this movie!! James McAvoy, squeak.
    Oh, and I'll be looking forward to How to Catch a Monster, although I'm still one episode away from seeing Matt Smith as the Doctor.

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    1. Me too. I had time, but then again I was a pretty shitty Prefect :P

      Trance will be awesome. McAvoy, squeak indeed!

      Oh, he is brilliant. I love him.

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  2. So excited for O. Russell's next film now with this crop of talent.
    And my expectations for Gosling's film are very high.

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    1. Yes, agreed on both accounts.

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  3. I'm not really a fan of modern pop music but I kinda like the new Justin Timberlake song and the video is great.

    As for music, well... right now I'm listening to a lot of Autechre which is really good IDM electronic music. Yet, the one new record that I've been playing a lot on my laptop and in my car is the new My Bloody Valentine. I really like it a lot. It's not Loveless but dammit. After 22 years between releases, I'm just glad they're back.

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    1. Yes my knowledge of modern pop music is lacking as well.

      Thanks for the recommendations :)

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  4. Stevee was one of the first blogs I followed as well - love ya Stevee! And good luck to you with your exams as well, Nikhat - smash them girl!
    Ohh, I know for a fact that I will be seeing Fast and Furious 6 in the cinemas - one of my best friends loves the movies, loves fast cars - how could I miss it? But to be fair, I did have some fun with the last one, so we'll see! And only a month and a half until Game of Thrones season 3? I still haven't seen season 1! Ahhhhhh!!!!

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    1. Stevee is awesome.
      Thanks!
      Ooo watch Game of Thrones! It's epic.

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  5. Oh man, exams...it feels like just yesterday I was going through that hell. I still haven't processed the fact that we're in a whole different year, now.

    And OMG, that Fincher video. It was so pretty. I'm not sure about the song, though. Fincher must direct a black and white movie...or just a movie, at least.

    Thanks for the kind words. Love ya, blogging soul sister!

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    1. The last year of school is just nuts to come to terms with.

      Mute and watch the video like I do. Oh Fincher movie, please!

      You are welcome and you will be missed.

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  6. I just can't wait for new Game of Thrones. The wait is literally killing me. Looking forward to your end of the year lists!

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    1. Game of Thrones and Doctor Who are starting within one day of each other. I am dying too!
      I hope you like them :)

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  7. Really looking forward to Russell's new film, Trance, and How to Catch a Monster. Can't wait for your end-of-the-year lists!

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    1. I hope the two films are as great as they can potentially be.
      Thanks! I hope you like them.

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