Thursday, 7 March 2013

Thoughts

1) 100 FOLLOWERS! YESSSS!


Thank you everyone who follows this blog. I really never expected this to happen. So happy. All of you guys rock!

2) Sam Mendes will not direct Bond 24. A part of me wants to boo this decision after his brilliant work in Skyfall, and a part of me is glad because in case he didn't deliver, it might have marred that very work. I can't really think of a director right now, but I do hope the producers decide to walk down a similar path and find a director who can continue exploiting the more dramatic and deeper side of James Bond.

3) The Harry Potter stars have got it going on! Daniel Radcliffe, aka my favourite person in the world, is in talks to star as Igor in the sci-fi retelling of Frankenstein that has been penned down by Chronicle's Max Landis. I think this sounds like all kinds of bizarre awesomeness, what with the Frankenstein character reportedly being "pathologically dirty and dressed in old clowns clothing." I am really looking forward to it and DanRad's work in it. Also speaking of re-imaginings, Emma Watson might star as the eponymous heroine in the live action version of Cinderella with Cate Blanchett as the Evil Stepmother and Kenneth Branagh at the helm as director. I think she will be a lovely Cinderella.

4) Anchorman 2 is one of my most anticipated films of this year and after news of Kristen Wiig and James Marsden joining the comic cast, the ultimate hero-actor, Harrison Ford, too will be seen in the film. It is becoming damn near impossible to wait for this film. It is going to be gold.

5) Posters- Iron Man 3 has a ton of posters out. I do like the Pepper Potts poster and (I'm guessing) the final poster but I absolutely lurve the Tony Stark character poster. I would actually like to own it. It's badass.  Also speaking of excellent posters, the latest Spring Breakers poster is super girly and violent and I adore it. The new Hangover 3 poster trying to mimic the final Harry Potter posters is just hilarious. Coming to TV shows (WHICH ARE GOING TO FINALLY START IN MARCH! WOO HOO!), Doctor Who has a new poster out with the Doctor, Clara and a whole lot of upcoming villains whose images are hidden in the shards of glass. Also Game of Thrones has character posters out and they are awesome. Even fucking Joffrey gets one, though I am pretty sure it's for people to throw things at.

6) Links- Mette is turning 18 soon. She's far too cool for someone so young and is celebrating this fact on her blog with a series of The Upcoming Adult lists. They are fantastic. Speaking of, Ryan at The Matinee has written nearly 2000 posts! 1999 to be exact with the 2000th one coming out later today. I'll probably be 70 by the time I reach that many posts, so a huge congratulations and also a pat on the back to him. Also, do check out Anna's musings on the ultimate cinephile question- "Why movies? Why not books, music, art? What elevates film above all else?" Excellent read and something I really understand and agree with.

7) TrailersFrances Ha, which looks hilarious and weird and something I would seriously enjoy. I have been waiting for it since TIFF last year. Spring Breakers that is looks like a truly strange, alluring, crazy film and I am actually looking forward to it. The latest Iron Man 3 trailer is the best one yet, and I am finally fully pumped for this film. I was scared that this film will take too serious a tone, but I can see the glimpses of humour and one-liners in it, so I am a happy bunny now. In TV land, the new Hannibal show looks pretty intense and I think it will be great. Finally, the Game of Thrones, Season 3 extended trailer has made me hungry for this show again. It looks epic and god I love Tyrion and the dragons!

8) Finally, I am going to leave you with David Bowie's latest music video, starring his androgynous alien soulmate, Tilda Swinton. As I read somewhere, and agree whole-heartedly, Bowie probably started making new music again so that Swinton could star in his videos.
She HAS to star as Bowie in his biopic, yes?

Bye!

17 comments:

  1. A Bowie biopic with Swinton would be perfect... And congrats on having 100 followers!!!

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    1. Yes please @ the Bowie biopic with Swinton.

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    2. It will be brilliance!
      Thanks Sofia!

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  2. Congrats! And thanks for the linkage.

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    1. Thanks and you are welcome :D

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  3. Aww shucks - thanks for the link! The funny thing about reaching 2000 was that I almost didn't notice it happen. Nick at Cinema Romantico had hit a milestone and it made me think "Hey, how many have I posted?".

    I had to give my head a shake when I saw the number.

    You ready for your podcasting close-up, miss?

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    1. I think it is absolutely brilliant.

      Eeep. I sure hope so :)

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  4. Congrats Nikhat! The Daniel Radcliffe sounds like a hot mess though. I am so checking it out.

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    1. Thank you!
      Oh me too. It sounds insane, but in a good way, you know?

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  5. I think Tilda has to play one of the Bowies in a Bowie bio-pic. In fact, I think it will take several people to play David Bowie since there's been so many periods of his career to cover. There's the late 60s/early 70s dance-hall folky Bowie, there's glam Bowie, there's the Thin White Duke Bowie snorting lots of cocaine, there's German Bowie, there's bad 80s Bowie, there's Tin Machine Bowie, there's art-geek Bowie, and there's old Bowie. It'd be too much for Tilda to play. I think her and Cate Blanchett should both play one of the Bowies but who else?

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    1. I agree but then it would be too Velvet Goldmine meets I'm Not There and we want something different, don't we?

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  6. Congrats on 100 followers, you deserve so much more! GoT character posters are very nice, though they did overdid Photoshop with the ladies. That extended trailer is just insane.

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    1. Aww thank you!
      They *did* photoshop like hell.

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  7. Big congrats on 100 followers! Haha, that Hangover 3 poster is genius.
    Yes, that Bowie biopic needs to happen.

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    1. Thank you! It is brilliant. Here's hoping the film is good too.
      Ikr.

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  8. Congrats and thanks for sharing the link :)

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    1. Thanks and you are welcome :)

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