shiksa feminista

Pines likes this.*

The Social Network (2010)
Screenplay by: Aaron Sorkin (based on the book The Accidental Millionaires by Ben Mezrich)
Directed by: David Fincher
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Rooney Mara, John Getz, Rashida Jones

*(See what I did with the subject line there?)

Synopsis: This is the story of Mark Zuckerberg, the Harvard undergrad and computer genius who created Facebook. The film traces the birth and early years of the social networking site and examines the personal and legal struggles of the youngest self-made billionaire in history.

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Cate in Givenchy - 2011 Oscars

It's about to get Real. Real funny.*

Hot Fuzz (2007)
Written by: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Paddy Considine, Bill Nighy, Martin Freeman, David Bradley, Steve Coogan (uncredited), and Cate Blanchett (uncredited; even if you don't blink, you still might miss her)

Synopsis: PC Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is a successful London cop, but when his superior abilities start to make everyone else in his department look bad, he's transferred to rural Sandford, a quiet village with a practically nonexistent crime rate. Along with his new partner, inexperienced and bumbling PC Danny Butterman (Frost), Angel has little to do other than patrol for speeders and try to catch an escaped swan. All that changes, however, when a string of supposed "accidents" results in the deaths of a number of Sandford's citizens. Is there a killer on the loose?

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*(Please don't comment simply to correct my grammar. I'm fully aware of the mistake. I did it on purpose, thankyouverymuch.)
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Iconic Icon is Iconic

In case you hadn't noticed, I'm trying very hard not to spam my f-list with Gary Oldman-related posts, but this is something that I simply cannot avoid posting. My sincerest apologies.

On Sunday Gary won Empire Magazine's Icon Award at the annual Jameson Empire Awards in London. The honor is awarded based on the actor's entire body of work and contribution to film. It's not an Oscar or a BAFTA or a Golden Globe (awards for which Gary has been criminally overlooked), but he nevertheless seemed grateful and proud to receive it.

The award was presented to Gary by his co-star and friend Colin Firth. They both mentioned (excitedly so) their work on the highly anticipated Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy in their speeches. Since LJ is being uncooperative and refuses to let me embed the video, pleasepleaseplease watch it on my Tumblr or at Empire's website.

ETA: Never mind. I found it on YouTube. Yay.
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The Fighter (2010)
Screenplay by: Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson
Story by: Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, and Keith Dorrington
Directed by: David O. Russell
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee

Synopsis: This is true story of boxer Micky Ward (Wahlberg), who won the world welterweight title with help from his half brother Dicky Eklund (Bale), a former boxer and cocaine addict.

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Cate laughing b&w

The kind of eyes that drive wolves mad

To make up for my dismal review of Red Riding Hood I posted earlier today, I felt the need to post this video of Amanda Seyfried in the recording studio covering Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs' 1966 hit "Li'l Red Riding Hood." She has a beautiful voice, and I think you'll LOVE her version of this classic song. Enjoy!

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x-ray vision

"If you were any thinner, you wouldn't exist."

No, your eyes are not deceiving you! It's been too long since I last did a movie watchlist entry. I have three movies I need to post about, so I'm going to start with the most recent one I've seen and work my way backwards:

The Machinist (2004)
Written by: Scott Kosar
Directed by: Brad Anderson
Starring: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Michael Ironside, John Sharian

Synopsis: Trevor Reznik (Bale) hasn't slept in a year. Literally. Strange events at home, a frightening accident at work, and a mysterious co-worker only Trevor can see all breed paranoia and push him to investigate what he thinks is a plot against him. Along the way he involves a friendly hooker (Jason Leigh) and an airport waitress (Sanchez-Gijon) as he tries to untangle this web of fear.

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A costume fit for a crazy Oldman

Costume designers must love it when they find out they're working with Gary Oldman because he'll wear just about anything. Check out io9's excellent list of Oldman's most out-there movie outfits: The 10 Craziest Costumes Gary Oldman Ever Wore

My personal favorites are the costumes he wore as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg in The Fifth Element. They were created by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier.

On a related note, here's what Gary had to say about getting back into his Jim Gordon suit again:
Q: You must be excited in putting on the Commissioner Gordon uniform again soon?
A:  My drab greys and beiges [laughs]. I went to the production offices the other day and there’s all these fantastic pictures across the wall: Catwoman, this, that, and I thought, 'where’s my wall?' I don’t have a wall, I just have a rack of very, very dull clothes [laughs].
(Source: Flicks and Bits)

Cate lounging

Cate will be stateside this summer!

According to Playbill, The Kennedy Center's 2011-2012 season will include Cate Blanchett reprising her role as Yelena in the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.

"The season will kick off Aug. 4 in the Eisenhower Theater with the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, adapted by Andrew Upton and directed by Tamás Ascher. 'On a dilapidated, remote farm,' press notes state, 'Vanya (Richard Roxburgh) and his niece Sonya (Hayley McElhinney) have worked slavishly for years to sustain an estate in decline. Now the Professor (John Bell) and his wife Yelena (Cate Blanchett) have returned to visit, bringing with them chaos and disruption. Constant visits from the charismatic Astrov (Hugo Weaving) are not helpful. It is in this climate of frustration, thwarted hopes, and disarray that three consuming love affairs grow.'"

This is great news! Since the play will be in August, I may actually have time to go! Seeing Cate perform live would make my year!