dilluns, 30 de novembre del 2020

gentlemen prefer blondes

Marilyn Shines, Russell Sparkles and the film is a Winner! 

By IMDB_Translucid2k4 


"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" is a much loved and incredibly popular film from a Golden age of Hollywood which saw such screen icons as Marilyn Monroe become household names across America, and indeed, the world. This film represents Monroe's big breakout role and is movie that made her a worldwide icon of the big screen and secured her place in Hollywood's Most Exclusive of Halls of Fame. Even looking at the film now, so many years after it's release, it's easy to see why. Everything about this film sparkles - and that's not just because it's in colour. Script, Acting and the Musical aspects are all outstanding contributors to the movie's success. Obviously some of the dialogue is dated by now, but that's hardly the film's fault when you consider how much the world has changed since it's release. No, the film still sparkles, that's for sure. And there's one big, platinum-blonde reason why this is - Marilyn Monroe. Her comic timing in this movie is simply outstanding, while it's true she does have some of the film's best lines it's also the case that she truly makes the most of them - her character is a joy from start to end. Praise too must be awarder to her co-star Jane Russell, who has equally commandeering comic skills and who hit a career high in this movie. Baisically, this film is a classic from it's era and is highly recommended. I'm currently studying Media and also Cinema and so this was a very worthwhile film to watch to learn more about it's era and I really enjoyed it. Memorable moments include, of course, the iconic performance of "Diamonds are a girl's Best Friend" courtesy of Monroe (It inspired Madonna's music video "Material Girl" - which is basically a carbon copy of the entire scene in this movie), the classic line "I Just Love Finding New Places to Wear Diamonds!" and so much more. I've also become really interested in the life and work of Marilyn Monroe as a result of seeing the movie. A must see if you're interested in Classic Hollywood or Marilyn Monroe



VIDEO - GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES - 1953 - 9/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045810/

dimecres, 25 de novembre del 2020

love & anarchy, season 1

Fun and quirky, surprisingly real at the end 

By IMDB-shane1181 


This had me from the first moment to the ending credits. I binged the whole first season in four hours and loved it! For those on the fence, it reminded me a little of the Netflix dramedy Love written by Judd Apatow. The main actress in that in particular show had similar mannerisms to this female lead ... The Mindy Project would be another show this is slightly similar to, though Mindy was single of course, and a doctor. I just mean the type of comedy. I didn't think the show took itself too seriously. I thought the casting was great. Could totally see these two flirting with one another at the office ... and beyond. Someone commented they thought the female lead didn't seem like a Mom, but she's only 34/35 so I just figured she settled down early and had the older girl right out of college. Then went back to B school (like her husband said to a friend later in the series). That tracks. Her husband looked way older like in his late 40s so I thought it was interesting that there's a decade between them, and also a decade the other way between her and the IT guy (who we know likes older women because you see him come onto and bone two different 30ish girls in the very beginning of the series). I was surprised how real it got in the last couple episodes. I'd happily watch a second season of this! I think they left it at a point where the story could continue for sure. For the Americans reading this: this has lots of sex and full frontal nudity. Didn't bother me one bit, in fact I found it refreshing. Isn't it depressing that here in the States we have no issues with grotesque and glorified violence (Hannibal?), but shriek at the site of a pube. It's bizarre and probably has something to do with all the school mass shootings we have ... the Swedes have a way healthier attitude toward sex.


VIDEO - LOVE & ANARCHY, Season 1 - 2020 - 8/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10888876/

dilluns, 23 de novembre del 2020

patria, season 1

Una obra de arte 

Por IMDB-diegoschreibvogel 


No suelo ser un gran fanático de la televisión española pero últimamente me han sorprendido algunos programas increíbles, como es el caso de este. Soy de España y aunque ETA (organización terrorista vasca independentista que mató a más de 800 personas y aterrorizó al país durante décadas) todavía estaba activa cuando nací, se disolvió cuando yo era joven. Había leído sobre el conflicto, pero nunca lo supe en la escuela, así que no sabía mucho. Este programa cuenta con que conozcas ciertas cosas, ya que no es una historia de ETA sino la perspectiva de dos mujeres que fueron amigas y se encuentran en diferentes lados del conflicto. 

La actuación es impecable, profundamente conmovedora y dolorosa que el conflicto provocó en la sociedad vasca. Si no está familiarizado con la historia, debe leerla antes de verla para comprender mejor el programa, pero vale la pena. Sin querer meterse en spoilers, el programa cuenta la historia desde la angustia. Todo en este espectáculo es una obra maestra. Al leer otras reseñas con puntajes bajos, algunas personas mencionan que el programa es parcial o político, cuando eso no podría estar más lejos de la verdad. 

El programa no se mete en política en absoluto, sino que elige mostrar el dolor y la división que causó el conflicto en ambos lados. Por supuesto que no pinta bien a ETA, después de todo eran terroristas, pero no minimiza el dolor de las familias de los miembros de ETA. Recomendaría este programa a todo el mundo, es un espectáculo muy bien hecho que arroja luz sobre cuánto dolor causa el conflicto.



VIDEO - PATRIA, Season 1 - 2020 - 10/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6625730/

eugene onegin

Quin goig tornar a veure la claustrofòbica versió del Onegin que te Tcherniakov sobre el tema per una companyia tan jove i amb ganes de menjar-se el món com és aquesta on tot el repartiment principal és d'unes edats realment espectaculars per la seva joventut i adornats de àmplies virtuts amb els seus dos camps de la interpretació. 

 Bravo: Car 35 Australia, Schuen 36 Tirol italià, Goriachova 35 Rússia, Volkov 30 Ucraïna, Ivashchenko 40 Rússia. 



VIDEO - EUGENE ONEGIN - 2020 - 10/10 - Vienna - T0mas Hanus, Dimitri Tcherniakov - Nicole Car, Andre Schuen, Anna Goryachova, Bogdan Volkov, Dimitry Ivaschenko

diumenge, 22 de novembre del 2020

funny girl

Aquest musical té un no sé què d'antipàtic, en el fons no m'agraden els personatges perquè en la seva gran majoria són jugadors de cartes i quan surten rols així en les pel•lícules o peces de teatre ja saps perfectament que la cosa acabarà malament perquè el joc és com un càncer incurable predicador de desgràcies futures. 

La posada en escena encara que rica no té prou per aguantar el pes d'uns temes que em rellisquen.




VIDEO - FUNNY GIRL - 2020 - 6/10 - Malmö Opera - Ronny Daanielsson - Saanna Nielsen, Alexander Licke