Saturday, October 22, 2016

(258) Dolores in Tortureland + links

By Sati. Saturday, October 22, 2016 1 Comment so far
  •  Very short RF this week and also a day late because I had to work today. Yep, on Saturday. We were working to have Halloween off. I was divorcing people who stick dog's hair in each other shoes.
  • But beginning next Wednesday I will have 19-day long vacation so I'm so looking forward to it also because since I won't have to get up at 5 AM on Monday I will be able to watch Westworld live! ! Woo!

  • Monday, October 17, 2016

    Westworld 1x03 The Stray

    By Sati. Monday, October 17, 2016 4 Comments
    New episode of Westworld was definitely the most confusing one yet. I sit here, feeling dumb, waiting till someone responds to my questions on reddit or our board.

    We open with another one of the secret chats between Dolores and Bernard. Bernard has a gift for her - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. He asks Dolores to read several passages and wants to know what she thinks about them. He also tells her he used to read this book to his son. We then see Dolores wake up and start her daily loop.

    Friday, October 14, 2016

    (257) ...have violent ends + links

    By Sati. Friday, October 14, 2016 28 Comments
  • Look at J-boo managing to be sexy in one of those Gucci stills.
  • Yep, under Ayer "supervision" he was literally climbing up the walls.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016

    Westworld 1x02 Chestnut

    By Sati. Monday, October 10, 2016 6 Comments
    Welcome to the nightmare.

    This week we were made privy to another secret of Westworld - turns out Bernard is having private chats with Dolores. His voice also wakes her up and guides her and in the last scenes of the episode we see Dolores find a gun - a gun that is most likely capable of shooting guests.

    Friday, October 7, 2016

    (256) These violent delights + links

    By Sati. Friday, October 7, 2016 20 Comments
  • Oh my God you guys Westworld is so dope! You are actually getting shorter post today because HBO Go put up the second episode and I am about to watch it.

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    Westworld 1x01 The Original

    By Sati. Wednesday, October 5, 2016 18 Comments
    And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, 
    Which, as they kiss, consume. The sweetest honey
    Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
    And in the taste confounds the appetite.
    Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so.
    Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. 

    - Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, scene 6
    It seems that after some trouble (trouble thy name is Vinyl) HBO finally landed their next great hit - the first episode of Westrworld premiered to 3,3 mln audience last Sunday. Will it continue to have such a big audience? I'm not sure. While watching the fantastic premiere I was often reminded of another disturbing big budget HBO show - Carnivale. Because of huge cost and not big viewership the visionary series was cancelled after merely two seasons. Westworld's first episode sparked so many theories and ideas after only one episode I have never seen anything like it when it comes to HBO show. Hopefully the audience chooses to engage in this mysterious, puzzling narrative instead of finding it too complex for their liking.

    Friday, September 30, 2016

    (255) Bunnies, bubbles and balloons + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 30, 2016 16 Comments
  • Prince George should just rule this planet. Have you seen this? It's amazing! Also how big is Charlotte already? And the dress and the shoes! That moment with Kate descending the stairs, though - Jesus, I can barely walk in heels like on the normal sidewalk and she is walking down the stairs and carrying a child.
  • And yesterday they played with bunnies, bubbles and balloons! Adorable alert! YEY!
  • Meanwhile George's aunt cannot afford Adele. You'd think Adele would play anyway, it's pretty nice publicity to play at Douchess' sister wedding for free.
  • Speaking of Adele, here's Emily Blunt looking like thinner Adele on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter.  She also said some garbage about her least favorite word being 'likable'. OK then. The Girl on the Train opens here next week and in spite of the shameless 'here's new JLaw embrace her' promo of this Haley Bennett person and the laughable appearance of Blunt who is supposed to be playing an alcoholic trainwreck I may actually go see it. Unless that dreadful Kanye song that was featured in the trailer is in the movie. Then fuck off, you'll get none of my money.
  • Gross.That's all.

  • Saturday, September 24, 2016

    (254) and Jennifer laughed + links

    By Sati. Saturday, September 24, 2016 24 Comments
  • Bad news - J-boo is in Tokyo to shoot The Outsider which means 1. we didn't get Harrison/J-boo selfie 2. his part in Blade Runner 2 must be crazy short because he was there for like 10 days most of which was spent on climbing in the gym and photographing stuff
  • This beard is slowly reaching beautiful, apocalyptic levels.
  • Also he has been working out
  • No, I have not just licked the screen.
  • ...
  • I saw Lonely Hearts over the weekend. In spite of it not getting wide American release which is usually a red flag it was actually a decent movie. Like, I didn't just fast forward to Jared's scenes. Yeah, it reeked of B-talent behind the camera trying to do something with A-list actors (well somewhat) but failing but comparing to some of the stuff Jared made (*coughs* Highway *cough and spits blood* Alexander) this was watchable. Jared - awful mustache and horrible hair in this combo - played a dude who would prey on lonely women and steal their money. Then he run into Salma Hayek's character who was a total psycho and they fell in love and she basically pushed him over the edge and they started killing people together. And Travolta and Gandolfini played the cops hunting them. Jared was very good in the role but reading about actual people it's a shame they didn't deepen the subject. Hayek was miscast as hell but she gave a pretty good performance. 
  • J-boo is gonna play Andy Warhol. The bad - the beard will have to go. And God one knows what he will do to his hair. Or to himself. Also I have to suffer through all the mocking articles about it and people making fun of him in the comments sections. The good - anytime boo boo gets a new project is awesome. I'm so glad he is into acting again but seriously, Jared, how about that romantic comedy for your fangirls? We suffered enough.

  • Friday, September 16, 2016

    (253) The great crazy snapchat watch of 2016 + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 16, 2016 20 Comments
  • I have been watching Jared's snapchat even more creepily and attentively since he landed in Budapest, waiting for those glorious pics of him and Harrison. 
  • Because goddamn, I deserve those pics.
  • On Saturday Jared was photographing the city
  • On Sunday he photographed potatoes he was about cook (I'm hoping). 
  • This is next level trolling from J-boo.
  • He also emerged from his hotel and took some photos with fans while obviously having his beloved red flannel shirt with him
  • That shirt gets more mileage than his dick, you guys.
  • He even found a climbing gym and went there
  • He just snapchats and climbs! That's all he does! I can think of other activities for him. I think climbing would be involved too. 
  • Nudge nudge, wink wink.
  • *shame corner time*
  • ...
  • Yesterday he snapchated his feet. Okay, well this is progress in that a part of him is actually in the fucking picture.  
  • And then we got selfies! Look at the size of that feral beard! An android with a beard? He is shooting already so what is going on?
  • Have you guys seen that Live by Night trailer?

  • Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Visual Parallels: The Neon Demon + Black Swan

    By Sati. Sunday, September 11, 2016 , , 22 Comments
    I know it's technically cheating since I already used Black Swan in a pair with Shame, but that was years ago and as for potential pairing up with Suspiria, Swan has way more visual parallels with Refn's latest, so I went with that one.

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    (252) We are about to get those Ford/Leto pictures... + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 9, 2016 25 Comments
  • I love this man with entirety of my black heart and dark, dark soul but the only thing I could think of when I saw the second gif was this:

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    The Neon Demon

    By Sati. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 , , , , , , , 14 Comments

    Nicolas Winding Refn is a weird guy. We all heard of his bizarre feud with Lars Von Trier. Apparently throughout production the of The Neon Demon, when filming was to resume, he wouldn't yell "Action!" to set things in motion. Instead he yelled "Violence, motherfuckers". Then there is the fact he is one of the directors who uses the color best in modern movies, yet apparently he is color blind and can only perceive contrast. Then it turns out he is one of those dudes who would use those takes that went a bit too real than they were supposed to - Abbey Lee accidentally punched Elle Fanning for real. Because of Fanning's genuine reaction, Refn ended up using that take for the final cut.