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!

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.

Veronica Mars – the movie

Dear ladies and gents,

saw Veronica Mars this week. And I hated it. And I loved it. At the same time.

I hated it because I loved it. And I wanted more. Does that make sense?

The movie was not perfect. Had a discussion about this with friends and we all agreed some characters were a bit two dimensional and essentially stayed the same as they were in high school. However I do get it since yes, this a fan financed movie and yeah I’d cram in as many characters as possible. But this is truly a minor thing (refuse to call it a flaw).

But. The movie was fun enough to remind me just how great Veronica Mars was. Yes, television is where it’s at these days, but this was 7 years ago people!

And that made me have a bit of hissy fit. Sometimes I’m 12, what can I say?

What does the future hold? Still unclear.

If you haven’t seen Veronica Mars (the series) a) what the what are you waiting for? and b) I’m green with envy because I’d love (LOVE!) to have it be all shiny, snarky, prickly and new. As it is, am planning to re-watch all three seasons.

So tell me ladies and gents – have you see Veronica Mars? What did you think?

Of Hobbits and loo breaks

Dear ladies and gents,

y’all know I love me some Hobbit. Wait, that came out wrong. But you know what I mean.

Anyhow, I watched the Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug over the holiday break. And I can say with all sincerity that I loved it. It was visually stunning, I love the cast (I mean what’s not to love – Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Mr. Fry and Evangeline Lilly all in one movie?), then there was Mr. Cumberbatch doing his Smaug impression – breathing fire, hissing and saying “filthy” (which OMG! But admittedly that left me a bit confused because I don’t usually associate that voice with a fire breathing dragon), the movie was faithful to the book, which you know YAY!…

But herein lies the crux of the problem. There is long. And there is Peter Jackson too bloody long. The Hobbit is too bloody long. Given if you check the imdb page The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is full 8 minutes shorter than the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but still… it’s bloody long. And I freaking love Tolkien! I mean after the first hour and a half my view of the screen was obscured by people going in and out all.the.freaking.time. And normally I’d be all like

because come on, who does that? But by hour two I was bursting for the loo (am on strict regime of 2 liters of water per day). Bursting! Not to mention it’s kinda difficult to pay attention and enjoy all the itty bitty details when your only thought is I might pee my pants. Or I’m thirsty. And this comes from someone who would rather chew her own feet than walk out in the middle of the movie.

FYI while doing some research I stumbled upon an app called RunPee. Now this app is made of awesome! Because if you are an idiot like me and would rather suffer than walk out in the middle of the movie, it tells you when you can dash to the loo. And now you can do that, without missing anything important. If that is not awesome, I don’t know what is.

Image via RunPee.com