21 January 2012 @ 08:25 pm
Festivids Recs #1  
Almost twohundred (!!!) vids to go through, so this rec list is far from being complete. Here's what I really loved so far.

First, the two gift vids that I received and which are both just wonderful. I feel so very lucky to have received two such beautiful vids. Thank you, vidder persons!

Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full of Promise (Stand By Me)
I watched this and then I teared up a little and I actually couldn't watch it again right away because it gave me all the feelings and I had to recover a little first. It's beautiful. Oh film, I love you. So much ♥

Walking On Sunshine (Miranda)
This on the other hand made me grin like an idiot. So delightful! I may have danced along sitting in my chair as well (It's totally possible.) SUCH FUN!!!

Other recs:

a message for you (Big Fish)
Fabulous use of the Pretteh that is Tim Burton's movies. I only watched the film once but now I feel I should watch it again.

Little Lie (Blackpool)
Fantastic editing, great song choice.

Love Will Win (E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial)
Possibly my favourite so far. It's just so...beautiful. Flawless editing and great song choice and seriously, it made me smile and cry, sometimes at the same time.

Hero (The Hour)
Just captures the tone of the show perfectly.

My Aviator (The Great Mouse Detective)
Most underrated Disney film of all time.

You Make Me Feel So Young (Mary Poppins)
Just utterly delightful. Seriously.

Ooh La La! (Moulin Rouge)
I figured it'd be impossible to vid this film and capture both the emotion as well as the powerful visual style of this film, but somehow this video does it. Great song choice.

To be continued...
Current Mood: excited
08 January 2012 @ 03:09 pm
A Few Good Fanvid Recs  
I've submitted three vids for [ profile] festivids so far and a fourth is almost done. \0/ Golive is around the 20th--January 21st, I think--so I thought I'd compile a wee list of fanvids that I've enjoyed in the past few months, before fandom gets flooded with more fantastic vids.

A Girl A Boy And A Graveyard by [ profile] obsessive24 (Covert Affairs // Spoilers through season 1)
Auggie/Annie and the cutest thing I'd seen in a while. I also love the song. I actually went ahead and bought the entire album.

Gravity by [ profile] lsw700 (Downton Abbey // Spoilers through all seasons and the Christmas special)
Mary/Matthew. I loved the use of voiceovers. This show needs more vids.

I Want It All by [ profile] bananainpyjamas (Friday Night Lights // spoilers for seasons 1-4)
Smash character study. Smash was never my favourite character on the show and rap isn't my favourite kind of music, but this mash-up with Queen rocks and the vid is fantastic. The choice of song is flawless, believe me.

Identical Snowflakes by [ profile] icepixie (Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers movies)
Astaire and Gingers dancing. I love how this vid celebrates these classic movies--they get way too little love these days.

Glósóli by [ profile] such_heights (Doctor Who // Spoilers for season 4-6)
A vid about the characters and symbolism on the show. And it's just so very pretty. It gives me aaaall the feelings. If I could marry this vid I probably would.

Okay, got that rec list out of my system. Bring it on, [ profile] festivids.
Current Mood: geeky
05 January 2012 @ 01:51 pm
Just cause. It's just one of those days.


I love how he still looks the same. He just grew taller and gained a little weight. In fact, even after all these years I still yell, "Mikey! Mikey!" at the screen when I watch the LOTR movies.
Current Music: Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Current Mood: nostalgic
31 December 2011 @ 12:39 pm
Captain America from Heinz Krüger's POV.  
Via [ profile] elsmoka who sent me the link :-) The whole thing is here.



Current Mood: amused
04 October 2011 @ 11:09 pm
Look! The film that Spielberg is only making for me has a new trailer out! This time with bonus Benedict Cumberbatch and stuff!

See, my head is telling me, "That is one cheesy trailer." Or that's what it would be telling me if my inner seven-year old wasn't yelling FLAWLESS FLAWLESS FLAWLESS FLAWLESS HORSES MUSIC BOY AND HIS HORSE BAWL BAWL BAWL at me. That trailer pushes so many of my buttons I don't even. It's like they combined Lassie Come Home and Black Beauty and sprinkled Seabiscuit all over it. In other words: I choked up just watching that trailer and will probably be a complete mess once I've actually seen the whole thing. The trailer looks just beautiful. The cinematography. The music. It's so very old-school Spielberg.
Current Mood: excited
13 July 2011 @ 09:30 am
*puddle of glee*  
People, I urge you to remain calm.

The trailer for Sherlock Holmes 2 is out.

And then there's also this.

Promo Picture of Watson )

Thanks to [ profile] ewanspotter for the heads-up on these.
Current Mood: dorky
30 June 2011 @ 02:46 pm
The Squee, I Haz It: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy  
This trailer just surfaced. OMG. I looooove a good conspiracy & espionage story, and this looks utterly compelling. The music! The overall look of the film! Eeee.

And if that wasn't intriguing enough, I'd watch this for the cast alone. Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch (!!!), John Hurt ...hell yeah. Count me in.

Current Mood: excited
31 March 2011 @ 01:48 pm
Happy Place - Issue VIII  
Today's happy place is brought to you by one of my all-time favourite movies.


Current Music: The Time of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
Current Mood: nostalgic
28 March 2011 @ 07:32 pm
Happy Place - Issue VI  
Because this film makes me happy.

And it has JGL looking adorable.

Current Mood: tired
19 December 2010 @ 05:40 pm
One week to Christmas  
[ profile] mareen just posted this, and it is too lovely not to share.

The tune that the girl is playing is the famous soundtrack of Three Nuts for Cinderella, a Czech/East-German film adaption of Grimm's Aschenputtel (Cinderella) traditionally shown over here at Christmas. Every year.
Current Mood: touched
27 October 2010 @ 08:12 pm
The Hobbit Stays In New Zealand  

After days of closed door talks between New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Warner Bros. executives, the verdict is out today:


Mr.John Key has only minutes ago announced at a press conference in the Beehive theaterette that Sir Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films will indeed be filmed in New Zealand.


Apparently the NZ government is funding the film.

Uhm. It almost sounds as if they mean business this time. Could it be? Could it be they're actually making this movie? Do I need to de-dust all my LOTR icons?
Current Mood: excited
22 October 2010 @ 07:09 am
Martin Freeman Confirmed As Bilbo!  

Peter Jackson and company might still be planning to shift the Shire after all the union problems with The Hobbit, but now we know who will be playing the lead. And it’s someone who has been rumoured, discounted due to scheduling, talked to us about it and then finally found space in his busy working life to head off to Middle-earth. Ladies and gentlemen, your new Bilbo Baggins is… Martin Freeman. You may start with the “told you so” at your leisure.

New Line and Warner Bros. made the big announcement early today, and it would appear that Freeman has had Jackson’s seal of approval almost from the start. "Despite the various rumours and speculation surround this role, there has only ever been one Bilbo Baggins for us," the director says as part of the official statement. There are a few times in your career when you come across an actor who you know was born to play a role, but that was the case as soon as I met Martin. He is intelligent, funny, surprising and brave – exactly like Bilbo and I feel incredibly proud to be able to announce that he is our Hobbit."


Excuse me while I go squee in my fist.

[ profile] morelindo told me just the oher day that Martin Freeman had turned down the role a while ago, and I was crushed when I heard that--not just because I adore Martin Freeman more than is probably healthy (it's still my favourite story told on Love Actually) but because I could just immediately see him as Bilbo. I think he's perfect for the role. PERFECT.


The other cast looks good, too. I'm excited to hear Saoirse Ronan may be a candidate, I adore her.
Current Mood: excited
17 October 2010 @ 03:13 pm
Peter Jackson to Direct "The Hobbit"  

Whenever "The Hobbit" finally arrives in theaters, it will certainly be one of the most anticipated releases in a while. Now it seems that the buzz will only increase, as "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson has reportedly signed on to direct both parts of "The Hobbit," which are loosely slated to hit theaters in 2012 and 2013.


According to Deadline, the speculation about Peter Jackson directing "The Hobbit" has now turned official, which should get the project back on track. For some time now, the highly buzzed about adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" has been struggling in preproduction without a director.


And from the official (!) press release:

The two films based on "The Hobbit" are now greenlit and will begin principal photography in February 2011, under the direction of Peter Jackson

Press Release

I won't believe they're actually making the movie until it hits the theatres.
Current Mood: geeky
19 September 2010 @ 06:00 pm
I Love You, British Film  
Kindly pointed out to me by [ profile] moonilicious and [ profile] elli. Parked starring Colm Meaney (yay!) and Colin Morgan (yay!). I found the trailer utterly beautiful. This looks like one of those "quiet" but unusual movies I might just completely adore. I hope it's going to be out very soon.

(Random question: what accent is Colin sporting in this? *curious*)
Current Mood: curious
24 July 2010 @ 03:03 pm
If you like one or more of the following, I think this video may put a smile on your face:

  • the movie 500 Days of Summer
  • old music/dance films from the 50's and 60's
  • musical numbers
  • Joseph Gordon-Lewitt
  • Zoeey Deschanel

    By the way, the song is sung by Zooey Deschanel. I bought their album the other day and I find I really do like her voice, even though it's unusual. And the album is love, I adore that vintage stuff.

    Bonus: She & Him - In The Sun )

    Anyways, am I the only who the guy reminds of Tony Stark? Anyone? Bueller?
    Current Mood: busy
    22 July 2010 @ 08:09 pm
    Robot Head!  
    Headline as I logged into my yahoo account:

    Sensational Find at Stonehenge - archeologists find another monument at Stonehenge.

    Naturally, my initial association was this beauty of a film.

    Misha, you and your stupid movie have ruined me forever.
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    Current Mood: amused
    04 July 2010 @ 10:41 pm
    Deathly Hollows  
    I've neither seen Harry Potter 5 or 6 (shush, I know, but I really just don't care) but this looks kind of...epic.

    Current Music: Cell Block Tango - Chicago OST
    Current Mood: impressed
    26 June 2010 @ 09:35 am
    Stonehenge Apocalypse  
    Yesterday I finally got around to watch Stonehenge Apocalypse with a couple of friends. Knowing that we would most likely not be able to survive the badness of this film each on our own, we'd decided to meet up, get Chinese takeout and point and laugh at the film together. Wise choice. Because the film is so bad. You have to actually see it just to grasp how bad it truly is. No review could have prepared me for this. Oh Misha. Speaking of Misha, here's a few theories why he agreed to be in this film:

  • Supernatural pays him so little the poor guy was starving and living in a flat without heating. Hanging on to dear life, he had to take the money SyFy was offering.
  • He did this film out of boredom on the weekends because they promised him he could also do the computer animations.
  • He agreed because he finally got to wear clothes in a film that are similar to his regular clothes. Photographic Evidence )
  • All of the above.

    I'm quite impressed that he managed to say his lines with a straight face, really.

    And here's a fun theory: half of Torri Higginson's lines were actually from old SGA's scripts so she didn't have to memorise new ones and attempt a British accent. Or whatever that was supposed to be.

    Anyway, FUN TIMES.

    To regain our brain cells and to end the evening with a wonderful, smart film [ profile] elli and I then watched City of Ember. I love this film. It's amazing.
    Current Mood: amused
    26 April 2010 @ 07:38 am
    I was hoping this would be a movie I could watch...  
    ...but after reading the summary, maybe not? I can feel my brains melting out of my ears just reading the press release.

    STONEHENGE APOCALYPSE – When the giant stones of Stonehenge begin to move and cataclysms occur all over the earth, only a fringe radio talk show host who’s an expert in UFOlogy figures out that the ancient monument is really alien technology. Stars Hill Harper, Misha Collins, Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis) and Peter Wingfield.


    Oh Misha, why can't you do movies I can safely watch? Why? (And what the Hell is Torri Higginson doing there?)
    Current Mood: amused
    15 December 2009 @ 01:53 pm
    Just heard on the news: it's an anniversary!  
    December 15th, 1939 - Atlanta, Georgia. Premiere of what will always be one of Hollywood's best and most epic films.

    This post was brought to you by Random and I'm Sick of Studying and OMG EXAM TOMORROW.
    Current Mood: nostalgic