Trapped, trapped, trapped ’till the cage is full

I’m the kinda person who likes to watch series. So summertime is not a particularly good time for me, as most of the things I watch go on holiday, and I’m left longing for autumn with one more reason under my belt.

While checking twitter one night, I saw Lena Dunham (the chick who produces and plays in Girls) saying something about Orange Is the New Black.

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It’s a new netflix original, and if that is not something that catches my attention, the fact that it’s created by Jenji Kohan did. That’s the chick that created Weeds. This one’s a witty comedy/drama about a young woman who goes to prison. The first season is very well built, each episode giving out enough to want you to come back for more.

Big plus, catchy catchy credits tune specially made by Regina Spektor. I don’t really like her music,  but a few songs, I love. And this one falls in to the latter category. Probably cause it fits the series so well.

A Single Man [2009]

I just watched A Single Man and I am absolutely fascinated. I loved loved loved it.
For the amazing attention to detail and the close-ups –  the looks, the smiles, the shifts from one character to the other -; the amazing colours of things and for having everything in the right place; for the story itself and the way it was shot; for Colin Firth, Nick Hoult and Julianne Moore; and for the perfect ending.
The music was great also, and it hit me again – like it always happens when I hear songs of hers – how great Etta James‘ voice is!

(Stormy Weather by Etta James)

It’s lucky for you that we’re friends.

You are the last drink I never should’ve drunk.
You are the body hidden in the trunk.
You are the habit I can’t seem to kick.
You are my secrets on the front page every week.
You are the car I never should have bought.
You are the train I never should have caught.
You are the cut that makes me hide my face.
You are the party that makes me feel my age.

(Like a Friend by Pulp)

photo: Great Expectations screenshot

Saturday night’s alright for movies

Watched a few movies yesterday. With bullets: 

  • I’m not a big fan of Hugh Grant. I usually find him annoying and pretentious, but I really liked him in About a Boy. He has a really nice part and finally a hairstyle I like 😀 Plus, I think the movie did the book  justice 🙂

  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona was a little bit of a let down. I really expected much more from this one, and especially from Scarlett Johansson – on the other hand, I don’t think I’ve seen her more beautiful than here, unlike Penélope Cruz who’s beautiful in each of her role [yes, I’m a fan]. A big plus for Javier Bardem‘s character. He’s really hot, especially in all those shirts he wears and fit him perfectly 😉 

  • Almost Famous was as good as the first time I’ve seen it, about 6 or 7 years ago.  Kate Hudson rocks almost as much as life on the road [as I imagine it] 😉

  • I only watched The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 because I wanted something easy to follow and maybe fall asleep to. Oh, and because I missed Gilmore GirlsAlexis Bledel who has one of the main parts here. It was ok, this is the perfect Sunday afternoon movie to just relax on [especially if you’re a girl].