Best of 2008: A Picspam
Okay, I'll admit. When I heard they were making a musical using Beatles songs,
I was a little iffy about it. Never mind the fact that I'm just not a big fan of Evan Rachel Wood.
But this movie is gorgeous. I absolutely loved it from the first minute to the very last. If you haven't
already seen this, GO GET IT. You'll thank me later.
Aother beautiful movie with beautiful people and an amazing script. There were a lot of complaints
that it was too long, but I can't think of one minute they could have possibly cut without taking
away from the film. Apparently, there's a four-hour director's cut. I can't be the only one who is
dying to see it.
I know, I know, I'm late to the game. But I finally saw it and I can safely say that no one else could
have played Charlie Chaplin as well as Robert Downey, Jr.
Lars! Lars, Lars, Lars, Lars Lars! It's weird, it's quirky, it's sweet, there's nothing to hate about
this movie. Nothing. And I found Ryan Gosling strangely attractive as Lars. I'm not quite sure what
that says about me. Hm.
Alright, I know, there were a few scenes added in and a few choice scenes from the book taken out,
but come on! JJ Feilds and Felicity Jones were absolutely perfect as Catherine and Henry, we can
forgive a naked back and an exceptionally idiotic Isabella, can't we?
I don't even think this one needs an explanation.
(The music video for "Falling Slowly")
I hadn't even heard of this movie until I searched for anything else Nick Cave had done with Warren Ellis.
This movie is so weird, so messed up and so oddly beautiful you can't look away.
I want to be optimistic about the casting changes for the series,
but really, who can top the chemistry Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough and Guy Flanagan had in the
pilot. At least we still have Russell?
I know very little about the English Civil War (my history knowledge doesn't start until 1745), but
I still fell in love with this series. Andrea Riseborough is brilliant as Angelica Fanshawe and John
Simm SMOLDERS as Sexby.
More Being Human cast! I've never seen the 80s adaptation, but I adored this one. Brilliant cast and
such a pretty series. Am I the only one whose heart shattered into tiny pieces when John made his
speech to Arthur? Oh, Russell, never, ever stop being adorable.
Someone recommended I check this show out, calling it a "new X-Files." Now, while I wouldn't go that
far, I do love this show so far. Such weird, intriguing, impossible storylines, I can see how someone
could draw tiny, tiny connections to The X-Files. Very tiny.
My dad grew up watching Hogan's Heroes when HIS dad (a German soldier in WWII) started watching it and,
in turn, I grew up watching it as well. Earlier this year, I bought all six seasons and remembered
why I fell in love with it as a kid. And I kind of have a crush on Hogan's-era Richard Dawson.
Who doesn't know the "Liberty Bell" march because of Monty Python? And most people can quote from
"The Spanish Inquisition", "The Lumberjack Song" and the "Dead Parrot" sketch. I was given the 16-ton
megaset for Christmas last year and spent the first few months of 2008 making my way through it.
On the Radio
Oh, Blur. Blur, Blur, Blur, you silly bastards. I love you for all your drama and am currently mourning
the fact that I couldn't afford tickets to either of your shows next year. Hmph.
It took me a little while to get into Ms Autumn. I wasn't a big fan of Enchant and I didn't
even know she'd released a new album until eariler this year when I heard "Opheliac." How can anyone
hate a beautiful girl wearing beautiful Victorian-style clothes who buys from SockDreams.com, plays
violin and is incredibly intelligent to boot? The answer is no one.
I randomly heard "Be Here Now" in the trailer for a film that I can't recall at the moment, but the
song was so hauntingly, achingly beautiful it stayed in my head for days. Everything he's done is
amazing and I hope he never ever stops making beautiful music.
I was a punk when I was a teenager. I loved silverchair. Daniel Johns was one of my biggest crushes.
But, like all crushes, it was gone overnight and I tucked my silverchair CDs away for years. Then, randomly,
I watched the video for "If You Keep Losing Sleep" and, oh! be still my beating heart! I don't care
what anyone says, I dig Young Modern.
The Nice One! I grew up watching Monty Python's Flying Circus and loved Sir Galahad in The Holy Grail.
I finally bought Michael Palin's Python Diaries and remembered why I love this man so much ♥
You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who DIDN'T like anything Jim Sturgess has done in the past couple
of years, even a little. He's amazingly attractive and a brilliant actor, never mind that singing voice
of his. Goodness.