For my #31daysofhorror , I had to throw in a personal favorite and something a little more lighthearted. If you haven’t seen What We Do In the Shadows by Taika Waititi...you are missing out. This film is a masterpiece of dry comedy and a textbook example of how to do the mockumentary style right.
It follows a group of vampires living in a flat together in the modern world...and all the hijinks that ensue. It’s an absolute riot, especially Taika’s character Viago. He plays him with such a charm and naivety...which sets up for a lot of hysterical moments. The movie is at its best when it’s just exploring the dynamic between all the different vampires...and ESPECIALLY when they interact with the Nosferatu 16th century style vampire PETYR. Those scenes are the best in the movie. There’s also a fun running joke with a group of werewolves they know (which apparently is becoming a spinoff). This film is part of what Taika Waititi on the map and ,along with Hunt for the Wilderpeople, showcased him as one of the top directors working today. So glad he’s getting lots of top level work now. The rest of the cast is great as well, including Jermaine Clement.
Honestly, there’s not much to this movie. It’s a mockumentary about vampires living in the modern world and all the problems they encounter trying to feast on blood. So much incredibly set up situational humor and utter wackiness. I adore this film soooo much. Watch it if you haven’t seen it already!
Imagine what would be possible if fear didn’t stop us?⠀
Fear of failure. Fear of judgement. Fear of opinion. Fear of the unknown.⠀
I’m certain magical futures get squashed daily by it. Don’t give in. Only you can determine your destiny.⠀
Maybe this business isn’t for you, but maybe it is. Don’t let fear be the determining factor. .
Contact me and let’s find out. .⠀
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I remember my school years back in my motherland, there was an early morning gathering of entire school before the lessons would start.
• Every morning we would come in front of the school and there was a stadium where all students would do exercise. And my group mates and I would complain about early morning exercises cuz we wanted to sleep more.
• But that time you don’t realize how important is being active. And we did not know that regular physical activity was helping and keeping us to think better, to learn better and be smart.
• And now being a coach and working out every day, I understand the philosophy of my school system and grateful to teachers because they wanted us to be healthy, think sharply, to be good students in our grades and to discipline. They just wanted us to be successful 😊 at school.
• My daily success depends on me by making the right decision, especially when I wanted to hit the snooze button 😜
Thursday workout is ✅ and feeling 👍🏻
as to the 7 deadly sins, I deplore pride, lust, envy and greed.
gluttony & sloth I pretty much plan my day around. - R. Breault -
promotional t shirt for the movie Seven
superb movie directed by D. Fincher
Giuro, ci ho provato, ma proprio non sono riuscita a farmi piacere "A star is born" di Bradley Cooper.🙅 Però, dal momento che bisogna sempre trovare il lato positivo (chi l'ha capita?🙈), proverò a elencare le cose che ho apprezzato di questo film.
✅ #bradleycooper , al primo posto. A me lui non è mai piaciuto granché, ma, cielo, in questo film è di una bellezza imbarazzante. D'altronde si è prodotto il film e se l'è pure diretto, quando gli ricapita un'altra occasione per mostrarsi al mondo in tutto il suo splendore?
✅ La voce di #LadyGaga . Che può piacere o meno, ma è una gran voce. Certo, avesse cantato un po' meno e ci avesse rotto meno col fatto che è brutta e ha il naso grosso, sarebbe stato meglio. Anche perché poi nel billboard il naso in questione glielo hanno pure limato... coerenza, questa sconosciuta!
✅ Il cane: mio dio, ne voglio uno uguale con cui rotolarmi tra le foglie come fa Bradley. Ma anche insieme a Bradley, va bene uguale.
✅ L'abito #Gucci che Gaga/Anny indossa per ritirare il suo Grammy (oops, spoiler!). La scelta perfetta: shut out alla costumista. Una pacchianata allucinante: un trionfo di rouches, pailletes, fiocchi, oro, argento.
Detto ciò, il film sta avendo successo perché è una furbata made in #US .
Bradley oltre ad essere figo di suo, viene investito dall'aurea del rocker maledetto (attenzione, non è #ligabue - @monialv). Gaga interpreta un personaggio che sfuma i confini tra fiction e realtà (o meglio, spettacolo), chiamando in soccorso sia Miss Germanotta che la star Lady Gaga.
Per il resto, è una commediola romantica... anche se a me ha fatto molto ridere. Il che è comunque un merito, eh!
Insomma #Bradley , un consiglio da amica: la prossima volta buttati sul comico oppure produci direttamente il prossimo album di Lady Gaga. Pensaci!
The Graduate (1967) is a romantic comedy-drama starring Dustin Hoffman, as the self-explanatory, recent college grad. A film adaptation of Charles Webb’s 1963 book of the same name, The Graduate finds the directing talents of Mike Nichols at hand. Being tasked with residing over a Hollywood newcomer in Hoffman wasn’t easy, but Nichols and crew surely deserve credit for turning him into the star he’d become. With his whole life ahead of him, Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, wants nothing more than to be left alone at his own graduation party. When the wife of one of his dad’s law partners needs a ride home, however, he becomes a man with a desire. Mrs. Robinson, as she’s referred to, is, then, immortalized in one of the most famous movie quotes of all time, which is delivered by Hoffman’s character. We won’t spoil it, but you might know it if you think hard enough. Played by Anne Bancroft, the infamous Mrs. Robinson is, also, ingrained in our minds due to the soundtrack’s song about her character, as sung by Simon and Garfunkel. The folk duo’s pre-existing songs, not made specifically for the soundtrack, like The Sound of Silence, can be heard as well, including in a memorable opening scene of Benjamin arriving home from college. Taking place along the coast of California, from the college towns of Pasadena to Berkeley, The Graduate has a special appeal to the region it was filmed and took place in. If you’ve ever ventured up and down the state, you’ll recognize some of the landmarks and vantage points that make up the plot. It’s a summertime film and one of seductive scenery, for varying reasons. Part of the New Hollywood movement, which saw filmmakers having more creative control than studios for the first time, The Graduate is a breath of fresh air. Romantic comedies, or rom-coms for short, have taken on a whole new meaning in the decades that have followed, but seeing as it was among the first to be labeled as one, The Graduate is a landmark in filmmaking. It’s a love story, it’s funny, but, most of all, it’s a great movie.