pure fucking sex on a throne
This week’s True Blood episode was so good. There was nothing crazy going on, everybody just slowed down, and that allowed for the richness of all the characters to come forth. We got deliciously hilarious flashbacks of Eric, Pam and Ginger when they still owned/worked at a video store; we got Eric making fun of Bill, and the latter accepting it gracefully just before realising his friend is sick; Moyer’s face goes through it all. This lead to a couple of dramatic and endearing moments that we missed. so. much.
A MAD MEN SING-A-LONG
The cast of Mad Men recently celebrated the show’s sad-may-it-never-arrive ending, and this is what we know: They sang broadway hits and songs from Frozen; they wished they were cooler; John Slattery has some Sinatra going on; Jon Hamm teared up when Anna saved Elsa (which basically gives every man permission to open up about it as well, so come out, come out…). As a bonus, here are 25 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Mad Men’.
THE FALL’S NEW TRAILER & SUPERNATURAL NEWS
My latest british tv/crime show obsession is keeping us fans on edge with a new provocative trailer for its second season. Looks great, and what a killer tagline. Meanwhile, the executive producer of Supernatural, Jeremy Carver, has released a statement about the next season [spoiler-free]: the Demon Dean storyline will be in full swing, together with the previously introduced werewolves, and Castiel will be trying rehabilitate his grace. There will also be Sam looking for Dean, a mysterious character on the same hunt… He also said Dean’s demon self may be surprising to the show’s fans. Sounds good to me.
NEW RELEASES WITH A DASH OF CLASSICS
As for movies, this past week was quite strong: there wasn’t a movie I didn’t like, and most of them were actually really, really good. It started with Rocky and When Harry Met Sally; then I moved on to Trance, Filth, and since I was on a yummy accents ride, I went ahead and saw Locke, too. These made me eager to watch more 2014 releases, so I tackled Le Week-End (which reminded me of the ‘Before’ trilogy) and Grand Piano. And then topped it all off with a classic romance, The Bridges of Madison County. Sexy stuff.
It’s hard to pick the best one, but Locke and The Bridges of Madison County are the ones that will most likely become all-time favourites. Grand Piano was, by far, the biggest surprise: I’m still not sure if I like it or love it, because it’s such a strange format I’ll need some to digest it, but I’d recommend it to those of you who like films that take risks.
– Alex lists the top 52 things he loves about No Country for Old Men, that no one talks about.
– Sati writes about Under the Skin, and though I haven’t gotten around to read the post because I’m still finishing the novel, I’m sure it’s a good read, as always.
– Nika from Running Reel (found a new blog!) shares her Top 10 Tattoos in Movies.
– Here’s two entries for the Against the Crowd blogathon, Mettel Ray‘s and Karamel Kinema‘s.
– Mette reviews Insomnia, for her Alaskathon.
– And finally, Brittani loved last week’s True Blood episode as much as did.