Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Meryl Streep and more...

In honor of Ellyn, I am writing a post about Meryl. What an acting goddess. She's been nominated 15 times for an Academy Award and won twice. She won once for "Kramer vs. Kramer" and then again for "Sophie's Choice." Both were stunning performances and left me emotionally drained.

Many movie reviewers consider her the greatest living film actress. It's hard to deny that.

Another great actress: Hilary Swank. She's kind of man-ish and has very prominent facial features. But, she's a wonderful actress and I'm excited to see "Amelia."

I have to write this paper on the legality of wiretapping. I'm not in the mood for it at all.

At least, I have Glee to look forward to!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Helen Mirren, etc.

Can I just say that, if given the chance I would completely choose to be an old British woman. They just seem to have so much fun. They seem to be prudish and demure, yet inappropiate and too witty for their own sake. It's fantastic to watch.

I've recently become addicted to british television. You can simply look at my netflix queue and know that my heart belongs in Southeast London watching DCI Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren) solve a murder. So, I know that I'm super late in watching this, but Prime Suspect really is enthralling. The British version of a murder mystery isn't like CSI or NCIS where it's caught up in the minutiae of forensic science. It relies on good-old fashioned detective work - from profiling to knocking on doors and asking neighbors. Of course, there are some forensic details thrown in to add to the drama, but I'm fascinated by this show. I am already on season 4 and have 3 more to go! Not to mention, Helen Mirren is gorgeous in every aspect.

The next series I am moving on to is: State of Play. It has so many good actors in it! It was also directed by David Yates(Harry Potter 6). How can this NOT be good?

So, my blog is definitely going to be more about movies and TV. I have an obsession with movies and I can't satisfy my hunger. Dream Job: write movie reviews for the NY Times. A.O. Scott, I am totally gunning for your job.

There is nothing more exciting for me than Fall's Oscar glow. Early contenders:
George Clooney

This movie looks stunning and plays with my inner english major. John Keats, why couldn't you write poetry for me?!

When will this come to Athens?!I love vignettes. It's like as if a poem and a short story came together and made a baby.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

No rest for the weary...

I think I'll be doing schoolwork non-stop until Christmas break. Am I okay with that? Not really, but I don't have any other option. Even fall break will not come as a respite but as a particularly nerve-wracking weekend. *sigh*

Here's to getting work done!

I'm also in love with this song. The melody and rhythm captures what it's like to fall in love (not that I know what that feels like...*bitter*).

I really want to go to Croatia. The Dalmatian Coast looks gorgeous. Someday, someone will take me to Dubrovnik and I can explore this place.