Tuesday, October 29, 2013

'Before Midnight' on Blu Ray and DVD

one of 2013's best films is now on disc. i love this film. i suggest, as i have in the past, that you watch 'before sunrise' and 'before sunset' first. it's an amazing trilogy of love from first bloom thru 18 years of longing and having that love. i really really can't recommend this enough.

Monday, October 28, 2013

'The Good Wife' Is in Fire!

after a bit of a slump at the beginning of season 4 that started to recover in the latter half of the season 'the good wife' has come back swinging and regains the title of the best drama on tv 2013.

the law firm is blown to bits, relationships are in turmoil and alicia is at the top of her game. the first five episodes of season 5 have been remarkable. it should resurface at the emmy's next time around. as should juliaana margulies the best actress currently on a drama series. 
and josh charles has never been better than in this episode 5 where spit-fire dialogue bounced off the walls while on it's competition over at showtime the only thing bouncing off the walls (still) was the bi-polar lead actress. 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

First International Trailer for 'The Immigrant'

it's a crowded year and a lot of films are being pushes to 2014. 'the immigrant' is among them although it will open in france next month.

here is the first international trailer for the marion cotillard starer. i still love this actress and woman.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tonight: ABC Family's Preview: The Pretty Little Liars Find New Drama in Ravenswood!

the girls attend the masquerade party in ravenswood in the annual hollowen special

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

'Gravity' ****stars and All The Stars That Are in the Galaxy It Inhabits

it's all been said over and over. 'gravity' is one of the best of the year. it's the best 3d has ever offered. sandra bullock has never been better.  george clooney is the charmer of all charmers. director alfonso cuaron has created a masterpiece.

it jumps to the top of my 2013 best film list. sandra gets my vote for best actress as of today. i actually love saying that.
there are more films and performances to come. this is merely oscarbation edging at this point. but it's hard to see beyond this film right now.
it's a must see in 3d.
run don't walk to 'gravity'.

'The Quarterback' Part 2

naya always gets to me. this was no exception. these tears are real. she felt the pain.

and then the moment that put me in the puddle of my own tears. nothing more to say.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

'The Quarterback'

it's taken me a few days to go here. 'glee' honored finn the quarterback on it's cory monteith tribute last thursday night. and yup it left me in a puddle of my own tears. it was a fitting tribute to the character of finn as it blurred the lines of fantasy and reality in cathartic fashion.

the first thing i asked was 'how the hell did lea michele pull this off?' because she is a professional that's how.

the musical tributes were fitting and mostly succeeded. i will say the use of 'rent's seasons of love' has been over used and over abused at times like this. it was moving for sure but it's time to retire this musical moment for a few decades. that said it set the scene from the first moment. when the alumni came on stage the dam burst. but where the hell was dianna agron?

then came amber riley giving her most moving performance ever of 'i'll stand by you'.

one of the best performances was 'no surrender' which mark salling tore apart and me along with it.

it does not end there. there was one of tv's most moving moments when finn's mom and step dad and kurt were packing up his belongings. and i was on the second box of tissues. 

the real floodgates opened with the amazing performances of naya rivera, and the unstoppable lea michele. 

(to be continued)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Stephen Colbert's 'Wedding of the Century'

i don't know the backstory but audra, the goddess, sings for the first dance. enough said!

The Colbert Report

Today Is National Coming Out Day

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

'Blue Jasmine' **stars

i'm not going to waste a lot of time here. although there is a lot of oscar buzz around this woody allen film i just don't get it.
cate blanchett has best actress buzz around her for playing one of the most despicable characters in decades. she is way over the top from beginning to end. forget about it. one of the worst of the year. enough said.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

'Prisoners' ****

'prisoners' is a damn good film. jake gyllenhaal and hugh jackman are at the top of their game. it's one of the best thrillers i've seen in years. it's tough, suspenseful and gritty. it's not for the squeamish or faint of heart. child abductions never make for easy viewing. this is not the exception.
kudos to director denis villeneuve for keeping me on the edge of my seat for 153 minutes. and for making me not dislike maria bello and melissa leo as much as i usually do. 
i have a feeling it may get lost in the oscar madness even though it is one of the best reviewed films of the year. it is certainly in my top 10 as of this date.

Marion Cotillard: 'Pub Dior'

needless to say i'd watch this woman read a phone book!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tom, Shane and 'Bridegroom'

tom and shane were partners. when tom accidentally fell from a roof his parents denied shane entrance to the hospital and then his funeral. tom had no legal rights. tom's family screwed shane financially and emotionally. so did the hospital and the united states government. shane made a video a year after tom's death that went viral.

linda bloodsworth-thomason ('designing women') took notice and has made an extremely powerful documentary. it's all about tom and shane and tolerance. and equality. and love. and life. and i repeat equality and tolerance.
it will air on 10/27 on the own network and will be available on netflix the same day.

here's a first look at 'bridegroom'

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

One of the Best Returns With Season 3 Tonight

it starts at 10pm eastern. there is a recap airing at 8pm eastern. catch up!

Best Proposal Ever

it becomes clearer and clearer to me that 'glee' is quite possibly the best thing that has ever happened for young gays all around the world. the level of acceptance is amazing. if i only had these role models as a teenager.

and yet again the wonderful darren criss shows us the amazing talent that he is!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

How Many Americans Are This Stupid? And Racist?

jimmy fallon puts it to the test
and the answer is way to many!
it's all because it's 'obamacare' obviously.

This Says It All

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

'A Hard Day's Night'

from the soundtrack of my life

i love lea and naya together
this moment had it all: great vocals, great choreography and the real sense of working actresses in nyc. 

'Stalingrad': This Trailer Caught My Eye

it has the look of epic's past and cinema present and future. impressive.