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So, I just watched Mean Girls…

… and suddenly, THE INTERNET MAKES SENSE.

And when I base my decision of what kind of cereal to buy (and I don’t often buy cereals) on the existence of Star Wars spoons, why don’t I get the Yoda one?

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The Deep Blue Sea, and other film news

I just got a ticket for The Deep Blue Sea which will be shown at a film festival around here. I’ve seen it before, but not on the big screen. I also have a vague memory of reading something about it last year, seeing a promo picture and thinking ‘oh, that’s the guy from Wallander‘. But it sounded like a boring love story, so I kind of forgot about it.

Until this year when etc. (more about this another time, maybe), I watched it, and oh god, I am so glad I did, I don’t know how to say this, but it made me believe in the existence of art in film again. Maybe I’ll write more about this some other time, trying to explain it, but long story short: stunning performances. Not a perfect script, but the actors make up for it, the feeling I had when the film ended would have made up for anything. All the actors are amazing, especially the three leads, oh I definitely need to write more about this, but it will take me a while to attempt to put my thoughts into words (e.g. how Simon Russell Beale personified everything about the world his character lives in without having to say a word, I simply cannot put this into words, you have to see it, no, feel it). But for now I’ll stop.

As for the festival, I also got tickets for seven other films. I’d like to see more, but some are sold out (Jagten for example), some are shown at times I have to be somewhere else, and I REALLY DON’T HAVE THAT MUCH TIME ANYWAY, waaarrrgh. Uhm, anyway, I’ll go pick up the tickets next week.

And if I stop being lazy for a moment, I could also go see We Need to Talk About Kevin tomorrow. I’m not sure how much longer they’ll be showing it…

Apropos — Only Lovers Left Alive, is this real? (Yeah, I know it’s not new news.) I’ll believe it when I see it! Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and John Hurt in a Jim Jarmusch film? WHAT. Swinton and Hiddleston in the same film alone is basically too great to be true, but then there’s Hurt, too? And Jim Jarmusch directing? And…how am I supposed to handle this awesomeness? (…but why does it haveĀ  to be about vampires?) Well, for now, I will read nothing about it, will not look at any production stills, will not watch the trailer once it’s released (hey, it did work for Moonrise Kingdom, well, the trailer part at least…but the pictures were everywhere, what can I say). And then I’ll go see it completely unbiased and without any expectations.

OK, let’s be real, if it isn’t absolutely fantastic, I’ll be sad. And cry. A lot. Or be angry. And smash some things. Or not. But I really don’t want to know anything about it before I see it.


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Haneke’s Amour

Gut-wrenching. Right now I don’t want to write more about it. Anyone who’s ever had a relative spend their last few months at home, seeing their slow demise, might feel the urge to leave the cinema at one point or another. Not an easy film – not that this is what I was expecting -, and certainly not one I will watch again soon. But I didn’t leave, and I’m glad I didn’t.

OK, so I do want to write a bit more about it, but only two or three things. (Contains spoilers.)
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What Dr Sheldon Cooper would say

…to ‘That is literally the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard’ is the following:

Literally? Really?’ – while making his ‘more wrong?’ face.

The problem is, the first sentence was also said by Dr Cooper, in this week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory (S6E2). Seriously, what the hell were the writers thinking? There are two possibilites: A. They are stupid and/or don’t care enough to be consistent in their writing. B. It is a subtle way of showing that Sheldon’s relationship with Amy is affecting his brain (…and this is a desperate attempt to make sense of him using literally like that which is of course nonsense).

A lot of people keep complaining about the more recent episodes of The Big Bang Theory, about how the show is becoming like Friends (I have no idea if this is justified, I can’t stand Friends and avoided watching it whenever I could, so I only have a vague memory if it), etc. Yes, the show has changed over time, and there are some episodes/story lines that could be described as almost dull, but all in all, I still like it as much as ever. I also like Amy (though they could tone down her creepiness). BUT it’s small things like Sheldon’s use of that word this episode that really bug me. Is it really that difficult to stay true to the characters and not make the viewers think ‘He would never say that’? And it’s not like ‘literally’ was an integral part of the dialogue.

On a related note, this episode’s line to use in everyday life: ‘Your Mark Ruffalo is still out there somewhere.’ Continue reading


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And then suddenly you stare at the TV

There’s a (new?) BMW commercial that uses the song Sail by Awolnation, and every time the music starts I jump and think, ‘Oh my god! What is this! On TV! WHAT!’ Um, yeah. This summer I couldn’t get the song out of my head for a few weeks, so it’s…weird suddenly seeing it used in a commcercial (or maybe it isn’t new at all, I usually don’t watch TV unless I’m at my parents’ house).