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Nerdgasm

February 21, 2011 2 comments

Multi-purposed designs make my nerd-brain explode.  Anything that has more than one function or configuration amazes me, particularly in living space.

Resource Furniture has designed these amazing pieces of furniture that can transform for multiple functions.

 

 

WANT!!!!

 

 

 

Nicole Kidman has a wife

The role opposite Nicole Kidman in The Danish Girl has been cast.  Rachel Weisz is set to play Gerda to Kidman’s Einer/Lili.  The Danish Girl tells the story of the first MTF sex re-assigment surgery and is based on the book by David Ebershoff.  Gerda is Einer/Lili’s wife. Kidman and Weisz are being direct by Lasse Halstrom.

 

The film is set to come out in July.  Halstrom said of Kidman playing a man, “Kidman looks great as a man. This guy looked very good, he was not the lumberjack type.”

I could write more but that photo is very distracting.

Skins US vs UK: Part Two

February 9, 2011 3 comments

I , unlike, so many fans of the UK original series was willing to give Brian Elsley the benefit of the doubt when I heard he was re-making SKINS for the U.S.  I’m not generally a fan of remakes but, in the case of SKINS, starting from the beginning was an unfortunate necessity for our prudish American minds.  Media outlets are already concerned about whether or not SKINS US can technically be considered child pornography (here and here).  Things kicked off when its was made aware that in the 3rd episode (airing January 31st) the character Chris Collins (UK version of Chris Miles) gets locked out of his house and runs down the street naked.  Parents Television Council came raining down on the show calling it the “most dangerous program that has ever been foisted on your children”. I wonder if we analyzed other American shows the way these people are shredding apart the morality of Skins how much content would be left.  If you’re less concerned about your teen watching a guy punch a girl in the face on reality TV but not watch some fake 17 year olds make out or have sex  on a scripted drama then  there may be something wrong here.   Snookie got punched in real life by a real person.  The Jersey Shore isn’t even listed on PTC site as a reviewed TV shows.

So kids. Fake tv sex=not okay. Real violence against women= eh.

I wanted to wait until I had gotten a few episodes in before passing judgment because Skins US is a strange case.  Anyone familiar with the UK version (read: watched all 4 series in a month like I did) can’t help but compare the two. Fresh off the heals of the last series 4 finale I can already tell there are a few major choices  MTV made that may have been the wrong one. Whats skins needed to do to win me over was come from left field, really blow my mind and prove it can stand on its own. I needed to see USA teens as complex human beings and not the lemming trash I currently think they are.  What did MTV do? Stole every god damn shot from the UK version they could.

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Skins: UK v.s US

Catching up on the UK version in time to catch the premiere of the US remake on January 17th.

 

 

Pretty sure this is the first time I’ll be intentionally watching MTV in about ten years. We’ll see how they do.

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Sucker Punch

Directed by Zack Snyder who brought us 300 and Watchmen (two movies that were tolerable). It’s the tale of a what a girl’s wild imagination creates in order to deal with being thrown into a mental hospital.  This movie looks ridic.  Will I watch it?  Probably.