FWeekly: Now I get this Hiddles Thing…

Sati’s post was truly enlightening, let’s leave it at that for now.

This has a been a really short week for Film Flare, but after two months of exams there’s finally some room to breathe, relax and do absolutely no-thing… until Monday. The busy days of burying my head in hundreds of pages for hours on end left me not choice but to put movie watching on hold. However, series and Graham Norton are always welcomed and encouraged breaks, so let’s do this.

what I watched this week
It’s been mostly Pushing Daisies, but since there are so few episodes, I’m all done with it. Olive was my absolute favourite thing about the show, played by the immensely talented Kristin Chenoweth. Catching up with True Detective is back on my calendar, and I got just one episode left now. It’s getting so suspenseful, I can’t seem to finish this post fast enough to go see it.

Meanwhile, Shameless has hit a whole new level of gross and awesome. The last episode was quite a shocker, but thanks to Mickey and Kev we got some hilarious comic relief.

Also a great week for Supernatural: the show is back to its roots of saving people, hunting things, which is proving to be a much needed break from all the crazy storylines going on. There was some of that good old comedy bits, and the pure family drama that has made us stick with the show for so long, hitting precisely the right spot in the end.

Are you aware of the Cope Without Pope marketing for Scandal? It’s a bit of old news, but it’s quite brilliant. They even made a calendar with little events to keep the fans engaged until the show returns, on February 27th. There’s still some interesting happenings ahead – like Goldwyn’s message. In the meantime, check out the video on Olivia’s costume design it’s all about the coats.

musical discoveries of the week

I’ve been a semi-fan of Blossom Dearie for some time now. I listen to it frequently but only to about five songs – hence just semi. Earlier this week, not really sure how, I stumbled across an entertaining and really funny song, called I’m Hip. One verse says it all: I’m getting my kicks watching arty french flicks with my shades on.

A completely new discovery was Bobby Darin, who had me with his rendition of Hello, Dolly!. I knew of him, but never really gave it a try. He’s quickly growing on me like Dean Martin did some years ago, which is the secret to a lifelong affair.

I’ve heard many covers of Let’s Face the Music and Dance, but once again, Ella takes the prize. Finally, for jazz and film fans, you should have Woody Allen et la Musique on repeat this weekend and embrace the director’s exquisite taste.

this week’s best from around the web
– Fashion and film work together in Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales project, where the noted fashion designer collaborates with seven female directors to create a series of short films about our eternal love affair with Miu’s unique and iconic products. I’ve already got a post on it lined up!

– Ever wondered what Valentine’s Day would be like with Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Matthew McConaughey and others alike? Vanity Fair has the answer.
House of Cards‘s second season premiered just last night, but sadly I haven’t finished watching the first season yet. I can’t even see what I imagine are some really awesome promo videos.

– Check out the parallels in two scenes of Boogie Nights and Taxi Driver. Got a favourite? 
– Ruth from FlixChatter made a list of her 10 favourite romantic films directed by women.
– Caitlin from Heart of Cinema shares her top 5 actor and director partnerships.
– Andina gathers lessons from five romantic movies.
– Mette has a new article at The Artifice about the readability of Sherlock Holmes, a new youtube video AND a new version of her 100 Favourite Movies list!
– Mettel wrote an article comparing the friendships in Sex and the City and in GIRLS.

Spend #ValentinesDay with three great ladies who wont bore you. https://t.co/phFqZIMlxk via @mettekowalski @filmflareblog @Nikhat_Z
— TheVern (@videovangaurd) February 14, 2014

we chicks got the sweetest tweet on Valentine’s Day from Vern, 
who will be our next guest on the podcast, so be sure to stay tuned!



  1. February 15, 2014 / 6:18 PM

    I should watch Supernatural this week then, huh? Alright, on it. 😉

  2. February 15, 2014 / 9:32 PM

    Thanks for the link, so glad you’re one of us now 😀

    You should check out Only Lovers Left Alive, he is so hot in that.

    Awesome you like True Detective. Rust Cohle, if he was slightly more into chicks and less into darkness, would be my perfect man.

    • February 16, 2014 / 2:20 AM

      I was waiting for it to premiere around here, but there’s not even a date yet…
      Rust seems just a tad too unstable for me (like a propensity for psycho), but he certainly has his qualities. Like, actual brains. And doesn’t talk too much.

  3. Mettel Ray
    February 15, 2014 / 10:50 PM

    Shameless is FREAKIN AWESOME!!

    • February 16, 2014 / 2:20 AM

      YESS!! But I did hate Fiona a bit for ruining things with her boyfriend. I know I know, it fits the profile and works wonders and I loved it nonetheless, but daaaamn I was about to cry when Mike said he wasn’t special!

  4. Brittani
    February 16, 2014 / 12:45 AM

    Tom Hiddleston is out to destroy women. He is just devastatingly sexy. It’s unreal. lol

    • February 16, 2014 / 2:25 AM

      He must have some kind of dark secret to outweigh all the good stuff. Because it truly is too much!

  5. February 16, 2014 / 6:38 PM

    Hiddleston is certainly making some exciting career decisions. He was excellent in Only Lovers Left Alive.

    • February 16, 2014 / 6:54 PM

      He is, and it’s insane how famous he got from what he did outside of movies. Oh, I can’t wait to see it! Hiddleston and Swinton sound like a fabulous pairing.

  6. ruth
    February 17, 2014 / 7:13 PM

    Hi Sofia!! Thanks so much for the link, really appreciate it. Oooh and now you get the Hiddles thing… good for you! He’s utterly charismatic and charming, impossible not to love!

    • February 18, 2014 / 2:28 PM

      You’re welcome Ruth! He is, and so talented too – I just saw Only Lovers Left Alive some nights ago and he was great.

    • ruth
      February 18, 2014 / 4:53 PM

      Aaaah… you’ve already seen Only Lovers Left Alive?? Soooo jealous!! I’ve been blogging about that since a year ago or so but I probably have to wait for the dvd before I can see it 🙁

    • February 19, 2014 / 2:48 PM

      Well, it’s worth the wait! 😀

  7. Josh
    April 17, 2014 / 12:28 AM

    I haven’t even started House of Cards season 2 yet, and I meant to watch it when it first premiered. :/

    • April 17, 2014 / 10:01 AM

      you should, it gets so good!

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