FWeekly: You Cannot Save People, You Can Only Love Them

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Back from summer break!
This month there will be no Suddenly post, because I’ve done next to nothing movie wise except watching True Blood in the last four weeks – so I’ll write a bit about September below. The only movie I’ve seen, apart from the three for our Robin Williams special episode that you can catch on Wednesday, was A Serbian Film. Half of it. And trust me, you do not want me writing about it. I talked about the film in our podcast, and that was enough.


And the winner is… The Colbore Report!
On a brighter note, it was Emmys week, and I was pretty excited until it dawned on me that it was Breaking Bad‘s evening, which I haven’t seen but oddly already love. Apart from the predictability of some categories and the disappointment of Freeman and Cumberbatch not being there, I was absolutely thrilled to see both Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert win! The former’s SNL guest episode was hi-la-rious, and you all know I live for the Report. Besides breaking up with his imaginary friend, he gave the funniest speech of the night with Jimmy’s help. They’re the cutest together. 

I was also immensely happy to see Cary Fukunaga win for his work in True Detective, and Allison Janney for Masters of Sex. Now the Robert Morse in Mad Men situation is just confusing, was it the first half of the seventh season that was up for votes this year, or was it still the sixth season? They showed a scened from the 7th, but isn’t it a bit tight date-wise? If he lost to Scandal’s Joe Morton after everything Morse did on the show and that singing-dance number… no.

robin williams. what a concept. 
The In Memorian was especially upstetting this year. Not just because of Seymour Hoffman and Williams, but also due to the countless others whose death I didn’t know about. The names kept rolling, so many actors from the classic era that I’ve grown to love and admire kept coming up on screen, and each of them hurt a bit deeper. Billy Crystal‘s tribute was beautiful. Below is the quote of the day on Goodreads on the day after Williams’s death, and I’m pretty sure it was intentional since it refers to Anthony’s suicide. It rings very true. 

The breaking of so great a thing should make
A greater crack: the round world
Should have shook lions into civil streets,
And citizens to their dens.
William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra

cry on my jacket, you’re paying for it, sweetheart.
Finally finished the Southern Vampire Mysteries novels, and I thought they would never end. They get so bad, it makes the show look like perfection. Anyway I liked the finale (Ginger + Eric alone made everything worthwhile), except for that happy-future montage which was so unlike True Blood. To have a show this irreverent end with a sappy, sparkly dinner where everyone has found their soulmate is just stupid. But more on all of this later, because for the past three weeks I’ve been re-watching the series and there’s something about knowing where it’s heading that makes it better; maybe I’m just cherishing the calm before the storm. 

I’m now in season fourso, obviously, I’m still loving the hell out of it – and, besides realising I didn’t remember half of what happened in all those old episodes, I found that I’m liking things that I didn’t care much for back when I first watched it – like the witches. That’s why I feel like I can’t talk about the show until I’m done. By my calculations I should finish it sometime in the middle of September, so there will be a week (most likely 14th-20th) where I’ll write about the show as a whole. And I also have a couple of fun lists in mind.


the best from around the web
+ Sati lists 10 actors she would see in just about anything and I totally agree with her picks.
+ Mettel shares 10 things she loves about The Mindy Project, my favourite comedy series on air.
+ Josh reviews the movie Calvary, which I still need to finish watching.
+ Brittani recommends another indie gem, Summer in February. Love this feature of hers!

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12 Comments

  1. August 30, 2014 / 2:38 PM

    Love the new look of the site! Wow you watched A Serbian Film. I’m still not sure which one was more despicable, that or the Human Centipede films. The Southern Vampire novels were pretty bad but I did adore the one with Wiccans and then the show made such a bad season out of that and portrayed Wiccans, unlike Harris, like some cutting wackos. Only the character of Holly cool :/

    Thank you for the link!

    • August 30, 2014 / 8:29 PM

      Yep, I did. I haven’t seen the Human Centipede, but it strikes me as just very, very disgusting and pointless, whereas A Serbian Film is… beyond disturbing. There’s no excuse for making something so sick.

      Oh god, they were a torture to read after book four – which is the Wiccan novel, that’s the one I liked the most, too. Though it may be due more to the abundance of Eric than the witches 😉

      I like them in True Blood, but agree that in the books they’re better. And Holly, yes! I’m glad they kept her on the show, after.

  2. August 30, 2014 / 7:26 PM

    The site looks clean and sharp, love it as usual! Oh, and I haven’t gotten to the True Blood’s last season yet, I don’t know if I want to because I’m already mad at the show for not bringing Sookie and Eric together.. so much fuss around vampires and she ends up with a regular man? Or did I hear wrong?

    Thanks for the link and I’m glad to hear sb loves TMP as much as I do, also my fav comedy on air! 😉

    • August 30, 2014 / 8:40 PM

      Well as much I LOVE Eric and Sookie, I always thought she should end up either alone or with Alcide, bc he was basically the only good guy in her life. And he was seriously hot. But either way yes, she ended up with some random guy in the last three minutes, it was a total cop out from the writers. The last scene made no sense, it was kind of like HIMYM, now that I think about it…

      But you should finish watching True Blood, even if you just skip to all the Eric parts, they’re really worth it. The flashbacks of him, Pam, and Ginger are hilarious. Oh and also Jason, he had some good moments towards the end.

  3. TheVern
    August 31, 2014 / 2:18 PM

    I still can’t beleive you saw A Serbian Film. This along with Salo:120 days of Sodom and Human Centipede Part 2 are 2 movies I will never watch. The first one wasn’t as bad because it never actually showed any grotesque stuff. Most of it was left to your imagination. Can’t wait to hear your episode about Robin Williams

    • August 31, 2014 / 2:51 PM

      Yeah, I didn’t even know what Serbian was about, I guess next time I’ll make sure I do because I wish I could un-see a couple of scenes. And I’m not even talking about cutting some woman’s head off during sex – that does nothing to me, it’s just dumb violence. It takes a LOT to make me stop watching a movie, and say that it should never have been made. Serbian did that, I pretty much skipped the whole thing after a certain scene.

      I’ve never heard about Salo, but sounds horrifying. Anyway, the Human Centipede just sounds gross. I saw the South Park parody and even that was disgusting enough, so no.

  4. ruth
    September 1, 2014 / 12:33 AM

    Your site is so gorgeous Sofia! I’ve just updated my blogroll and you’re on there now 😀

    Cary Fukunaga is cute isn’t he? And he’s a great filmmaker to boot!

    • September 1, 2014 / 10:45 AM

      Thanks Ruth, I have you on mine under the ‘Discover’ tag! I’ll be transferring the list to the sidebar soon. He’s totally cute, I’ve been very aware of him every since Jane Eyre. Can’t wait to see what he does next!

    • ruth
      September 2, 2014 / 1:04 AM

      Oh thank you! I think Cary’s next film is a drama set in Africa starring Idris Elba, can’t wait!

    • September 2, 2014 / 10:58 AM

      now that’s a movie I need to watch! 😀

  5. Josh
    December 2, 2014 / 5:56 PM

    Thanks for the link!

    I watched True Detective before the Emmys, and I was thrilled for Cary Fukunaga as well. That In Memoriam was rough, indeed. I dread seeing more of them during the televised awards coming up.

    • December 4, 2014 / 11:29 AM

      You’re welcome! Yes, me too :/

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