Saturday, October 3, 2015

Robert DeNiro Through Tim Hiddleston Impression

I admire Robert DeNiro just like the next guy, or gal in my case, and I also admire Tom Hiddleston, who's managed to win our hearts from one role to the next. So you can imagine how I appreciated this bit of video of an interview the Graham Norton show

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Dressmaker - Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth

Oh my...this by far is the best fantasy  in film any woman can ask for.

There is a film, based on a novel, titled The Dressmaker, and I want to see it.  That's all.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Set Decor for Television Series - Trivia

Do you ever wonder how a set is planned out for a film or a television series. I always have and do. So since this topic interests me probably more than it interests you, I decided to add it here. I don't know, call it trivia or simply the love for decor real or makeup.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Rugby and Price Harry - Short Film

This short film about the Rugby World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony got me on so many levels. First, because the speech I am assuming the captain gives is taken from The Queen's speech from 300. Second the period piece perfectly detailed, with breathtaking scenery and camera techniques, and third Prince Harry, having perhaps the best line of it all. Watch for yourselves.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Rewrite - Hugh Grant - Film Review

I am a fan of Hugh Grant. I mean what is there not to like about the British actor, with sparkling blue eyes and that certain boyish charm. I am sure he hates to be known for all of that at the prime of 55. Anyway, because I simply adore the actor, I've seen all of his films and really couldn't care less if they were good or bad, watching him fumble on screen, while occasionally pushing is hair away from eyes, is certainly endearing. Well it is.

Anyway, I saw Rewrite over the weekend, and I have to say it was a refreshing take on something that's been done in so many variations in Hollywood already. Where a person ends up in a not-to-important town not because they want to but have to and end up making the best of it, while fortunately finding the love of their life in a round about way.

The film was a bit too somber for the likes of Hugh Grant. But all in all very entertaining, thanks to the chemistry between Grant's character and the entire cast. - Marisa Tomei, JK Simmons, Allison Janney . The Rewrite is on Netflix currently or probably on most any film streaming site for your viewing pleasure. I suggest you take a look. It is nice to see a more mature -physically-Hugh Grant.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Fifties Films Based Around Fashion

Fashion and decor in classic films are something I've admired for decades, and occasionally see the trends from then being incorporated in today's fashion and decor. So its interesting how Bazaar online listed ten films from the 50s every fashion girl should watch.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rita - TV Series from Denmark Worth Every Penny

I have to admit I am addicted to Netflix. At first only because of the foreign films available to me. I started with the French Films, Then Italian, Then British and Australian and once I've seen them all, I turned to television series. Not American mind you. But foreign TV series from Spain, the UK and a few Australian. And now, I am hooked on Rita - a TV series from Denmark I can't get enough.

Rita is the story of a 43 year old single mother of three, and a teacher who's got a way about her, with her students, her life, her children and men, lots of men. I've grown to love Rita for everything she stands and understand her ways wholeheartedly. Rita is portrayed by Mille Dinesen, who I'd hire immediately to portray the main character Elise in my novels - Piazza Navona and Nob Hill.

Anyway, each week there is a new challenge in Rita's life and I think the best episode I have seen so far is the one where her estranged mother passes away, and she turns to her college sweetheart for comfort. It can't get any better. But to get to that episode you have to watch all of season one with English subtitles turned on. I guarantee it is all worth it.