Gone Girl trailer

Dear ladies and gents,

have you read Gillian Flynn?

Her books to me read like Gothic thrillers and yes, sometimes the blood and gore can be a bit too much. This is a lady that does not shy away from blood. And gore. And other stuff. Mind you, they are nowhere near as bad as Mo Hayder’s books so there’s that (now her stuff can be absolutely bloody gruesome). But they are good. Like keep-you-up-at-night-so-you-can-finish-the-blasted-thing good.

I know Gone Girl is/was all the rage, but if you haven’t read her other two books – Sharp Objects and Dark Places – I can recommend those. Heartily.

Obvs Hollywood jumped on the bandwagon. Charlie Theron is working on Dark Places (I would never in a million years pick her to play Libby, but there you go, I am obvs not a casting agent).

David Fincher is directing Gone Girl and it will premiere in October. The trailer for the movie has been released and dare I say it? It looks promising?

I would urge you however to read the book before you see the movie. Ah sure, you can watch the movie anyway, but still – what’s the fun in that? Plus – it’s rare that a book will keep you glued to your seat. Go on, you know you want to!

Mid-season shows

Dear ladies and gents,

it’s mid-season and a new crop of shows started. Do let me know ladies and gents have I missed something interesting? Do any of these series jibe with you? Somehow this season it seems the pickings are rather slim?

Crisis

I have to admit I kinda like Crisis. I do think the concept would be more suitable for a mini-series, but that’s just me. Crisis is about a group Washington DC students who get kidnapped. Their parents are some of the most influential/richest/insert appropriate people in the world. So the kidnappers use that to their advantage and manipulate the parents for all sorts of evil schemes. Did I give too much away? But anyhow I dig Crisis. It stars Dermot Mulroney, Gillian Anderson, Lance Gross and Rachael Taylor.

Resurrection

A rip of the French series Les Revenants. They are saying it isn’t, but it totally is.

Turn

Turn is produced by AMC and it is based on the book written by Alexander Rose titled Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring. It is about a group of farmers in Setauket, New York during the American Revolutionary War who become the so-called Culper Ring. They turned spies against the British and changed the course of the war. The series stars Jamie Bell (of Billy Elliott fame).

Believe

Believe was created by Alfonso Cuarón and Markus Friedman (obvs Cuarón was the biggest draw for me). It is about a girl named Bo who has extraordinary powers and the government wants to use her as a weapon. Because obvs that is the only thing you can do with supernatural powers – use it as a weapon to murder people. Sheesh. Anyhow saw 2 episodes of Believe and then got distracted with the stuff I normally watch, so will have to revisit.

Fargo

Martin Freeman. That is all!

The After and Bosch – we are getting a full season, y’all

Dear ladies and gents,

one of my pet peeves is people who don’t read. And by this I don’t mean books (although that gets a side-eye too). I mean instructions, small print, work related emails, you get the drift.

An example – if you have ever taken an escalator while using the tube in London, the sign (usually placed somewhere it is really and I mean REALLY difficult to miss) states in black and white “Stand on the right”.

And yet you always get some assh*le standing and chatting away merrily. On the LEFT side.

Another example – work/personal related emails. You’ll write something. Plain as day. And then whoever will respond by asking: “Yes, but what about…” and if they only scrolled a bit further down they would be able to see the answer to their question. If they, you know, BOTHERED TO READ the email in the first place.

Well… I turned into one of those assh*les.

A while back I wrote about the After and Bosch, two of the new Amazon pilots.

I didn’t realize that meant there was only one episode each. Because again, I turned into an assh*le who doesn’t BOTHER TO READ.

BUT… but…

Amazon picked up six of the original pilots. And two of these are Bosch and the After (am not too fussed about the others to be honest). In case you are wondering, I checked and read the article. Twice. I am nipping my arsehole-ish tendencies in the bud.

The series are going into production and should be available for viewing at the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015.

Source: Variety

Interstellar trailer

Dear ladies and gents,

I saw Inception on what was the hottest day that summer. Or at least it felt like it. I hobbled home all pukey and sh*t and on a verge of a heat stroke. But you know what? It was worth because the movie was amazing. Even Leonardo diCaprio was hmmm what’s the word… palatable?

Now here ladies and gents we have the trailer for Interstellar.

Ambiguous or what? It can be about bloody anything (although to be honest them wheat fields gave me a nasty flashback to the Happening and them trees. And that was NOT a good movie).

But I will go and see it. Not because I’m ride or die Nolan fan. It is because I have every faith the movie won’t be sh*t. On the plus side – the release date is November 7th and thank heavens for that, don’t fancy another brush with a heat stroke.

On a side note – who would have thought we’d see the day Matthew bleeding McConaughey would be in a Nolan movie? And not taking his shirt off? Fair play to him and his agent.