Monday, 17 December 2012

Gollum Meets The Hobbit Bagginses

Last weekend I did no homework. Well done me! Pat on the back old chum :D But I did go to the cinema and watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I mainly did do because the hobbit Bilbo Baggins is portrayed by Martin Freeman, my dear sweet John Watson from BBC's Sherlock. I only once watched one of the Lord Of The Rings film, but it doesn't really count because I didn't understand much and I thought it was pretty boring. So this was kind of my first Lord Of The Rings experience and I can't say it was bad.
Well, the film is set in the past, In the beginning of the film we can see an older Bilbo Baggins writing down the story for his nephew Frodo. The story starts with Gandalf coming to Bilbo's house inviting him to his adventure to travel to Eriador and he sends a bunch of dwarves to Bilbo's house for a party, the latter isn't very happy about people messing up his ordinary - quite boring - life and refuses to come, but decides otherwise when he realises the offer was genuine the next morning.
They travel together, fight mountain trolls and orcs and they become friends. They also find some elf made swords for Bilbo, Gandalf and the dwarf prince Thorin. They find the elf capital while running from the orcs and their horrible massive dog horses and they meet the elves. I really like them and their style because I kind of really imagine elfves that way!! I already always thought of them Christopher Paulani's Inheritance Cylce like that! Like really straight hair, tall and thin and graceful. No disappointments there. :D Especially the old elven king was really cool, he looked like he was about a thousand years old! I really respect actors who act their whole lives and keep on going because they love it so much. I was actually scared the guy would suddenly collapse!
Then Bilbo and his friends meet some really unfriendly rock giants. Like, literally massive giants made of rock. They were so bulky and stuff, they reminded me of Lego transformers, heheh. And then they fall into a trap and end up in the halls of the Goblin king who is really really fat. There Bilbo meets Gollum. Now let me tell you about that little monster creep. On the one side he is really cute and reminds me of Dobby with is massive eyes and bony body, but on the other hand he's an evil little bastard who creeps me the f*ck out!! I was sitting there with my hands clamped together in order not to hurt my self from a scared reaction. I have this perfect technique of teeth and hand clamping and putting my body in the perfect position so that I don't hurt myself when I get a fright. :P
Well yeah, Bilbo meets Gollum and makes him tell him the way out through a game of riddles and accidentally finds the ring that Gollum lost. When the latter realises this he goes into a full out frenzy which is also quite scary and Bilbo puts on the ring and turns invisible. *Sigh of relief*
After that little incident they have to fight more orcs including the big white orc who has a personal grudge against Thorin, so yeah fight ensues, Thorin nearly dead, massive eagles save everyone and they set of again. The film ends with them seeing Eriador on the horizon and the dragon Shmaug  awakening in the mountain.
Over all I quite enjoyed the film, it was only strange that the film took 190minutes.. That's three hours and ten minutes.. And it only represented A THIRD of the book. And I haven't even read the books and I know that The Hobbit was the shortest by far.. People really just wanna make a mountain of money. One of the thing I really enjoyed though was the quality of the CGI which was really apparent to me due to my previous pretty bad experience with it in Breaking Dawn 2. Another thing I only found out afterwards but totally love is that Benedict Cumberbatch played the evil Necromancer that also appears somewhere along the story. I hope they give him a bigger role in the follow up films :D

Something else I got into through a friend, Lissa, was the TV show Perception.  It stars Eric McCormac as a schizophrenic paranoid neuroscientist who helps the FBI with some of their brain involving cases. And I guess if the cases are serious enough to be sent to the FBI they often involve some brain damaged people. Dr. Daniel Pierce hallucinates and is a bit eccentric but he is a really nice guy who everyone actually likes even though he's a bit quirky.. :D His hallucinations are reflections of his own brain talking to him, which help him figure out his life of riddles and puzzles, because he's also kinda a genius who is so smart he doesn't even realise what brilliant thoughts he thinks consciously.
It's another variant of the Sherlock Holmes stories, I am aware of that, and I like it nowhere near as much as the actual Sherlock or even Elementary but it's still pretty good. I watched the ten episodes of with the first series consists just this weekend which probably also contributed to my lack of homework-doing. The series came out over the summer so I'm kinda a bit late in a way, but I'm glad I found it. It's already been promised a second series with more episodes next summer which I'm looking forward too!!
The series has also made me think that neuroscience is seriously interesting and cool and that it's something I might actually be interested in, but I couldn't be a brain surgeon. Mwaaahh, I couldn't be any surgeon!! But yeah, the brain is a seriously complex and interesting thing and I might never major in it or become a Dr. but maybe it'll be worth taking for a semester when I am at uni! We'll see! :D
See ya next week and thanks so much for all the view this month has been crazy! About halfway through and already more than in November! :O :D Keep reading!!
Byeee! XX

Lies - BURNS (Otto Knows Remix)
Bad Girls - M.I.A.
Paper Planes - M.I.A.

Monday, 10 December 2012

The Adventures Of Fat Amy

This week I finally feel inspired again and I actually know what I want to write about! Yaayy!
So I watched this film yesterday that is called Pitch Perfect, and it's been out since September, but I've only seen now, and I actually liked it a lot!
It's a musical comedy, it's cheesy and predictable, but sometimes even those films are good! :D Especially if they've got Rebel Wilson in them! She's such a funny person! I think she's the female Jonah Hill, ohmigod, if they got together and had babies!! :') But they're probably too similar for that! Well, she plays an auzzie girl who calls herself ''Fat Amy'' so that other ''twig b*tches'' don't do it behind her back, and she's quite funny and confident in herself and a really appealing character! But she's not the lead character.
That is a girl called Beca played by Anna Kendrick, who's best known for playing Twilight's Jessica. She's a really cool character I think! She's wants to be a DJ, and is mixing tunes all the time, and I actually think that's quite a cool job to do! Ever since I've started listening to BBC Radio 1, and especially Grimmy (Nick Grimshaw) and Scott Mills I've SO want to become a radio DJ! Well, Beca is forced to join a club in Uni by her Dad, who says that he will only support her quitting Uni and doing music instead if she really tries to fit in and like Uni. 
So she joins the ''Bellas'', an acapella group who is lead by a totally up-tight, controlling girl, Aubrey, who failed embarracingly at the last Collegial Accapella Nationals, which means she's even more up-tight and controlling because she wants to redeem herself. This girl is portrayed by Anna Camp, who is also True Blood's Sarah Newlin, which I realised about halfway through. Another reason to like the film. :)
The Bellas are a complete chaos with all the new members and the pressure. But they all get along quite well and Beca even finds herself a romantic interest, a fellow intern at the local radio station. And then they go to regionals and come in second place, and then they lose in the semi finals, but through Elimination of another finalist they're back in the running. They have a fight because of Aubrey's behaviour, and Beca finally shows them that they need to freshen up their song choice and do something more modern. So at finals they do a really cool mash up of 'Price Tag', 'Don't You (Forget About Me)', 'Give Me Everything', 'Just The Way You Are', 'Party In The USA' and 'Turn The Beat Around'. And then Beca and the guy finally kiss and the film ends on Beca leading the Bellas in the auditions for the past year, perhaps leaving space for a sequel...? 
I also got a new cutie from the film, the runner of the radio station that Beca interns at. He is a cute Brit played by Freddie Stroma, who is actually half German and half Swedish, and I must say he's got a nice six pack!!! And also he played Cormach McLaren in the Harry Potter series. I like him. He's cute! A lot cute! And German.. :D I wonder if he actually speaks German... 
Well yeah, really, really funny film that I enjoyed quite a lot, will watch sequel if they do make one and I haven't matured much more than I have now. :D
I'll leave you with a few of my absolute fave quotes and a vid of the ''Riff Off'' which is basically an acapella street battle! Ô.õ

Not Acapella, But Still Aca-awsome:
Ain't Nobody Got Time For That - Sweet Brown (Autotune Remix) (I LOVE this for some strange reason!)

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Just Catching Up

I think I should have like a standard paragraph with an apology for my laziness, which I can just copy paste every time I start blogging. I mean, seriously, this is getting ridiculous!! It's Thursday for goodness sakes! On the other hand, I have been blogging every day for the past three days but I've kinda been doing that on my CAS blog because I intend to get good grades for my first IB report. Actually, no, I've already ruined that. I recently received a Chem test with a 2 on it. 25%... NOT optimal, not even OK... Very bad! and I'm down to a 4 in Maths. Well, it's not my final grade and I should calm down probs!
I just realised, like, yesterday how close we are to Christmas!! I only have one-and-a-half weeks of school left and then holidays, ERMERGED! And then I'm going to Germanyyy, the only annoying thing is that I'll be gone for the full two weeks which means that I'm missing any awesome End-Of-The-World-Parties here in Portugal! And I haven't gone out in suuuuchhh a long time! I guess it has to do with the weather, this stupid rain really doesn't put me in the mood, as well as the fact that I just had a boyfriend so going out and flirting with other boys wasn't really on the top of my list anymore..
Since I've finished Skins as my fill in series I have been reading a lot more.. Remember those posts in which I was complaining that I wasn't able to finish that one PLL book? Well, I finished it and then I read the following two books of the series and THEN I read the first two books of the Percy Jackson series! And I still have a few Percys to go, as well as Tolsroy's Anna Karenina. I saw the trailer for the film and I read up on it and the stuff I found seemed quite interesting, I mean it's described as the best novel to have ever been written, how could I NOT read it? I got the book yesterday though and realised that even in paper back version it is seriously thick, and it has really, really, REALLY thin pages and tiny script! I'll be sure to write about that when I read it! Also about the film! (It has Keira Knightley in it.. I think she's really cool! :D)
What I've been doing in my free time otherwise is mainly watch my normal series which are wonderously dramatic and good! Recently I've been made to laugh out reeaaally loudly by Misfits! I really don't like the fact that now the ENTIRE original cast is dead or in America of something but I guess I'll have to deal, Rudy is still pretty funny! And HOW in the WORLD did he actually shag ninety-nine girls!? Not good looking and a d*ck! Moving on! The ''guy from the bar'' as Finn puts it is missing a p*nis... Ohmigod, I laughed so much!! Who comes up with this stuff!???? I mean misfits is always pretty crazy, Jesus Jr., Zombie Cheerleaders and now Murderous Golfer Rabbits!! I still wouldn't miss it!
In 90210 I'm scared for Liam (his bodyguard is creepy, plus there's the whole Vanessa-is-still-fcking-alive!?-:O-Thing!), happy for Annie, I like her new boyfriend a lot! :), and also scared for Ade! In the last episode Dixon was NOT in a good mood and also quite intimidating.. Quote: ''I OWN you!'' *stink face* Drama, drama, drama, blah! I'm still really happy for Silver and hope she does have Teddy's baby!
Gossip Girl is also interesting, since Sage brought b*tchfigths back to the Upper East Side things are a lot more interesting, Chuck may have been through a depressed spot but now Lily finally believes him!! YAY! Go Lily!! Dan is an a*s who should be punched in the face... THANKS NATE! And S and B are friends again. I'm quite happy with how things are but I'm still waiting for Little J - Jenny - and Eric to come back!!
My new fill in program is Never Mind The Buzzcocks, a British music quiz which is always reallly entertaining due to the very much comedic Noel Fielding!! I really, really, really hope that he and Russel Brand will be put on the same team for The Big Fat Quiz Of 2012!! Those two are legends! 
I haven't been very motivated to write this week because I didn't reallly have anything good to tell you but it was good just catching up I guess! :D
Byeeee! Keep readinngg! Thanks for the six hundred views last month!!