Friday, February 7

Cumberbatch Fridays are back!

You thought they were gone but oh no, they're back!

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*stares into your soul*

 

The Past Month


So, school has been put on pause for the millionth time and I'm okay with this, but with the holiday season over, January ended up sucking really bad for me.
I decided: "Hey I'm going to be positive with all the free time on my hands and actually do my resolutions: read more, exercise more, post on my blogs more, etc." The first two weeks were going great. I had a whole workout routine going on. I was eating right for the first time in forever and was finally feeling amazing.

Then the wall started to build itself up.

My winter doldrums decided to come out of the woodwork and depress the hell out of me. I didn't want to do anything. I lied in bed not even wanting to read the looming stack of books next to me. I felt a little better when work was basically the only thing getting me out of the house, but I still felt crappy.

I know I should have called up one of my remaining friends in the area and do something, but I didn't and still unfortunately want human interaction.

I hate that I get this way a few times out of the year. At least at this point in the year, even though I love it, I can blame it on the weather.

But, soon all will be well because hopefully it will stay warm for awhile until the tornadoes decide that they want the public platform and that just means a crap ton of rain soon and this song and dance may or may not resume!

For now all I can do is avoid the news, root for the Russian and Canadian figure skating teams (because their skating makes this emo girl cry like no ones business), and hide under my blankie and read books.

An aside: Have you been watching "Don't Trust Andrew Mayne"? Because that show is awesome. If you like well done illusions and don't mind really crappy reality show plot lines it's great!

By the way: This is just a rant of things I needed to get off my chest. I just get this way time to time and I know how to deal with it, so just letting you know: I'm okay.





Friday, October 18

Cumberbatch Friday (7)

What?! I deprived you of Ben last week?! Let's resolve this with TWO Ben pictures shall I?

^^

The only man in uniform that does anything for me!
ALSO! October is the month for the Cumberbatch! The Fifth Estate, 12 Years A Slave, and I don't remember if August: Osage County is this month or next, but more Benny!!!!!!! <3 So, you know what is going down for Lydia this tail end of the year!

Tuesday, October 15

Escape from Tomorrow or Cat Flu is someting no one wants

I am a regular listener of the podcast Doug Loves Movies. A couple of weeks ago he had this guy by the name of Roy Abramsohn on. When Doug was doing intros, no one knew who he was either, but starts describing one of the most awesome movies that I only wish I had come up with and had money to do myself.

Basically the need to know was: It's a David Lynch family trip to Disney World.

That had me hooked! I love David Lynch type movies and I love Disney World! Now this movie is only really gaining momentum in the press because it was shot entirely gurriella style with a normal camera that they would allow at Disney World which is completely forbidden (Mainly because it's hella expensive to do that and Disney in their right mind would not allow it. By the way Disney let them release it and aren't charging them anything, so Disney isn't the bad guys you think they are).

The whole premise of the movie: Jim, played by Abramsohn (who if you look at his IMDB profile is that guy who is so familiar and in everything and by everything if you watched Weeds you know who he is!), finds out that he got fired from his job on the last day of his family vacation at Disney World. With that damper on the day, he still has to go through the process of the duties of a family at Disney World, deal with cranky kids, long lines, etc.
From the moment they enter the park and through out the day he notices that a bunch of people are sick (Cat Flu. Trust me the scariest part of the movie involves it!) and these two cute French girls. By the way he looks at them you know that his marriage isn't the best and that he's kind of a perv. These girls are like 15/16 years old! While going through the park he starts noticing strange things that are very subtle but Randy Moore (director by the way) repeats it enough to where you eventually get it.

From there it really just depicts this guy unraveling in the most wonderful way and you just jump in there and experience it for yourself.

I really don't want to say anymore except that it twists and turns are so brilliant and so amazing that there is a reason that this is going to be a cult hit!

A couple of downsides, but completely understandable: Space Mountain. Jim and his son Elliot follow the cute French girls on to Space Mountain at Disneyland (They had to shoot at both parks for reasons.). They don't say that this ride in particular is Space Mountain, but there is a sign clearly stating it. I say this because in the next scene they make a big deal about going on Space Mountain. This time it's clearly the one at Disney World. I just point this out because it's only something that either 1) people who have been to both parks know that they are designed completely different or 2) you, like me, like finding continuity errors (I do both).

Another downside is the pace. It is very slow at the beginning, but then again the movie is a grand total 1hour 30 minutes. So it had that going for it.

Luckily if this movie is not in theaters near you it is available on VOD and iTunes (which is how I saw it).

I love movies like this one and there needs to be more. I can't wait to see what Randy Moore has up his sleeve next!

Friday, October 4

Cumberbatch Friday (6)

I retweeted this a couple weeks ago, but IT'S BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH RECITING MY FAVORITE KEATS POEM!!!! (I'm not a fangirl. *cough cough*)

Enjoy. =D


Wednesday, October 2

Dimetrodon



Oh internet producing things like The Doubleclicks who are blowing up so big now! Love them! For more of them click here!

Friday, September 27

Cumberbatch Friday (5)






Oh hai sexy man in a white shirt and slacks. Whatcha lookin' at?

(Btw: Neil, take note.)