Monday, September 15, 2008

The Monday Mmmm.

Because I'm kind, four men today.

Da baddie in Blindness // A sweet English boy // A Scotsman in a suit // He's Chuck Bass

And lastly, something a little less savoury, my little bro's attempt at artwork, Dark Knight style.

Wai so bung?

Requiem for a Dream meets My Neighbour Totoro.

My friend introduced me to this genius video and I had to share... basically, it's taken clips from My Neighbour Totoro and set it to the music of "Requiem for a Tower" (which, for those who haven't seen RFAD may recognise as the music they played in Britain's Got Talent whilst a contestant was delivering a sob story), and the music is used to dramatic effect to tell a completely different story using the images. Amazing.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Eight instances of Leighton's gorgeousness.

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Which one do you think she looks best in?

*giggles*

I'm cleaning up all my floppy disks from yonks ago (oh, and Anahita, I've found two more ridiculously written film scripts for us to lol at! :)), and one of the treasures I've dugged up is a poem I wrote, I think it was for a Geography assignment, on immigration.

Anyway, the sentiment's there, I just don't think I should have introduced rhyme. It sounds funny. And the last sentence is a blatant steal from the Fargo tagline!
Bung


Tired and hungry,
Dying for food.
My brother is crying,
In a gloomy mood.

I cry for help,
They don’t understand.
I’m speaking another language,
They don’t lend their hand.

I steal some scraps.
It’s nowhere near enough.
But I am used to it now,
Living this life rough.

I’m lost in this planet,
On the run from the law.
I can’t find a home,
Living this poor.

My parents are missing,
I miss them a lot.
My heart feels like stone.
My legs tied in a knot.

But yet I keep on running,
Never looking behind.
Just me and my brother,
And my cunning and my mind.

I escaped at a young age,
I was forced to run away.
I would have been murdered,
Had I chosen to stay?

I’m now at a new place.
Somewhere I haven’t already been.
But I must be careful,
I cannot be seen.

Each road is an option,
Which way do I lead?
Will I end up in circles?
What are these signs that I can’t read?

When I entered this new country,
I thought we’d be safe.
But there are problems, here too;
They guide us away.

So I cross the border,
Wondering what this new area will bring.
A lot can happen
In the middle of nothing.
Bung.

01. Summer 2008. How was it for you?
02. Who’s your favourite girl band?
03. If you ever met Ray Winstone, what would you tell him his worst performance was? Or would you stay silent?
04. What’s your favourite game to play on Wii/Playstation?
05. Who do you consider to be the ugliest actors and actresses?

Saturday, September 06, 2008

People magazine looks back at the movies of the Summer.

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This is what it said:
Best in Show: The Dark Knight
Funniest performance, intentional: James Franco, Pineapple Express
Funniest performance, unintentional: Pierce Brosnan, Mamma Mia!
Summer MVP, Male: Robert Downey Jr
Summer MVP, Female: Penélope Cruz
Worst Ending: Bung and the City Movie
Best comback: Tom Cruise, Tropic Thunder
Least Memorable: that Indiana Jones movie that came out
Best Romance: Wall-E

Thoughts:
- Good to see Penélope Cruz on there for female MVP (Most Valuable Player). Though I haven't seen Vicky Cristina Barcelona, it looks like a really interesting movie and I hear that Scarlett's trampiness is redeemed by her and Rebecca Hall's loveliness. Plus, I have seen Elegy and whilst the movie itself could be a candidate for "Least Memorable", Penélope Cruz was on sizzling form in it.
- Massive yay for Wall-E as best romance. I think it was one of the most beautiful romances I've ever seen. The romance was so innocent, and different, and refreshing, and cute... And it's not just Wall-E who fell in love with Eve; I did too.

Banana Bung

- Do I detect a hint of snobbery? Pierce Brosnan wasn't brilliant in Mamma Mia! (his singing... no thanks!) but he didn't have to be, and I can produce a litany of Summer performances that were much more unintentionally funny than his: Keira & Sienna in The Edge of Love, Luke Goss in Hellboy 2, those two who can't stop bunging in The X-Files Movie, etc etc etc.
- I'm not sure if the film came out in the States, but Somers Town was one of my favourite films of the year. At 75 minutes long, it was a bit of a rip-off where ticket prices are concerned, but the ease and subtlty at which Shane Meadows captured a friendship between two boys in North London was an absolute joy, not least in its own idiosyncracies (one boy gives the other a counterfeit Arsenal shirt with "Terry Henry" on the back).

For the lulz.

- Don't think I would have The Dark Knight as the best film of the Summer. Whilst it had many, many amazing qualities and was highly entertaining and thrilling, Wall-E just did a bit more for me. I ♥ Wall-E.

Friday, September 05, 2008

*screams*

How terrifying is this similarity?

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Bung Bung.

I’ve actually read some articles of people being “Team Bella” or “Team Hermione”. As I haven’t read the Twilight books, I can’t pick a side, but I love the book Hermione. (Emma Watson, the other hand? Well… bung.)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Creative bbfc warnings. You know you love them.

Got hold of my gossip girl season 1 boxset at the weekend, and along with watching the TV programme, I enjoy reading the bbfc consumer information for each episode.

The show has been rated a 15, even though most of the episodes are a 12, because, of course, they have to take the highest ratings.

Taylor Momsen is pretty. But not as pretty as Leighton Meester

Anyway, these are some of my favourite consumer infos:

For the episode Woman on the Verge: 15 - Contains hard drug references, preparation and use (makes it sound like an episode of Nigella or Ready Steady Cook!)

For the episode All About My Brother: 12 - Contains infrequent moderate sex references and homophobic abuse

For the episode Poison Ivy: 15 - Contains suicide references

Ever since the bbfc got all creative with their information to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – “contains mild violence and fantasy spiders” – things have just gotten better and better. Love it! xoxo