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Some of our favorite stars at the Oscars

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The amazing Jennifer Lawrence our Katniss Everdeen, young Mystique, and everyone’s imaginary best friend.   I love this dress on her she looks absolutely amazing.  She is wearing Dior, which happens to be one of my favorite designers.  Of course being that she is J-Law she fell again, this time it was getting out of the car.  As you can see in the picture there was a horrible orange cone in her way.  Nick Hoult aka young Beast being the good boyfriend that he is, was there to help pick her up.

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Chris Evans the handsome Captain America we’ll just forget that he as Johnny Storm at one point.  What man does not look good in a tux?  He stuck to the traditional look which I love, the only thing I am not feeling it all the beard.  I am not a huge fan of beards to begin with so for me that is the only thing I don’t like about his look.

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Amy Adams the current Lois Lane, while she might have been an eh Lois Lane (that could have been the scripts fault) you cannot deny that she stuns on the red carpet.  I absolutely loves this blue Gucci dress.  I love how she let the dress be the showcase by not adorning much jewelry.

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Benedict Cumberbatch the amazing Sherlock Holmes, was attending the Oscars for the first time.  He looks quite dapper in his tux, but did we expect anything less.  I love how he chose the classic look, which you can never go wrong with. This photo had to be taken before he was photobombing U2.

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Sally Field who had taken on the role of Aunt May in the Amazing Spider-Man series.  I do love her look, she looks so elegant.  That dress looks great on her, I love the details on the dress and let’s be fair black looks great on everyone.

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Christian Bale aka Batman (until the Superman Batman movie comes out Christian Bale is still Batman), while this does not give a full pic of his tux, he looks good.  I have never not seen Christian Bale not look good in a tux.  As with Chris Evans I am not feeling the whole beard thing.  I didn’t like the whole beard look on him in the Dark Knight Rises.

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To compliment Christian Bale we have the lovely Anne Hathaway the most recent Selina Kyle.  I am normally a fan of what she wears but I could not get behind this dress.  While the pictures does not look all that bad, when she was on stage presenting, her dress was flashing so much it needed to come with an epilepsy warning.  This was just not a great look from Gucci.

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Emma Watson the know it all Hermione, is usually much bolder when she picks her gowns.  Do not get me wrong I do like this dress and it does fit her really well.  Compared to what Emma normally wears it is rather dull in comparison.  In some ways this Vera Wang dress almost ages her instead of compliment her youthfulness.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the new Batman well at least according to Dark Knight Rises, looked great in his tux.  I have not seen any of the guys look bad in any of the tuxs.  JGL is pulling off his Calvin Klein tux rather well.

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Cate Blanchett the lovely Galadriel in the LOTR /Hobbit series, who took home an Oscar last night.  Cate looked great on the red carpet in this Armani Prive gown.  While I am not a huge fan of all the flower like adornments on the dress, I do like the sequins and Swarovski crystals on the dress.  I do appreciate her earrings because they add to the dress instead of take away from it.

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The sexy lion Chris Hemsworth (that is at least what our lovely Patty calls him) aka Thor, looks great in his David August tux.  While I am usually not a fan of multicolored tuxs, I will admit I am a fan of the classic black, but I like the burgundy jacket and vest on him.

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Idina Menzel the voice of Elsa in Frozen, while she only did a voice I had to include her because well Frozen won for Best Animated Feature and Best Song, which she sung last night.  I love this dress on her, it is so flattering.  I just love the color and her perfectly accented frosting.  I was so happy to hear her sing ‘Let It Go’ last night and she wore an amazing dress for that as well.  I love a well done nude dress.

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Michael B. Jordan the new Johnny Storm, well I have to say he look quite good in his tux.  He chose the classic look, which no man can go wrong with.  I am not sure how I feel about his shoes though, what is going on there?

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Jermey Renner otherwise known as Hawkeye, looks very handsome in his tux.  I will admit I am more of a tie kind of girl then a bow tie kind of girl, so the white bow tie is the only thing I don’t like about this look.  It’s really not enough to make me hate it either.

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Jamie Foxx, Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, look very handsome in his tux.  I have never seen Jamie Foxx not look good in a tux so it was no surprise that he looked good.  Jessica Biel also looked great presenting with him, she does get a mention because she was Whistler’s daughter in the third Blade movie.

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For our last one Michael Fessbender the lovely young Magneto, he looked great in his tux, he stuck to the classic look.  While he does look good with a beard, I am just not a fan of them.  I do appreciate that he took him mom with him instead of his girlfriend so he gets major props for that.

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For a little treat Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender dancing together at the after party.

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How to Be a Hero, as Told by “Thor: the Dark World” (and other sources)

Howdy, nerds!

Last night, the Fangirls and Friends went to go see Thor: the Dark World. We loved it, universally. There was some dissention in the ranks with respect to the romance (Kizer and I are on Team Jane-Foster-Is-Boring-And-Useless-And-Thor-Could-Do-Better-And-By-The-Way-I’m-Watiting), plus you can pretty much tell the scenes which were tweaked by Joss Whedon when they flew him in to fix things, but the movie’s final fight scene was arguably the BEST fight scene I’ve ever seen in a live-action movie. There was also a cameo even greater than a certain surly Canadian in X-Men First Class. Also, Chris Hemsworth is a sexy lion.

"RAWR."

“RAWR.”

RAWR.

Ahem.

Anywho, the film itself is a good time, but it’s opened up a topic which has always been a concern of mine.

"Turn back if ye be afeared."

“Turn back if ye be afeared.”

Earlier that afternoon, Kizer and I had stopped by our local comic shop to pick-up our dwindling numbers of monthly comics (my feelings towards the New 52 are a topic for another day), and among my usual picks is Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Miles Morales is an interesting character, and I wholly appreciate the lingering presence of Peter Parker’s supporting characters in the new Spider-Man’s life and exploits. Confused, Kizer asked why I still read the book.

You see, months ago, Miles’ mother was killed in crossfire between Venom and the NYPD. She died in her son’s (costumed) arms. Understandably, Miles didn’t take it well.

Fucking BULLSHIT.

I took it worse.

Whatever your favourite hero’s origin, there is one common theme in all of their lives. They may come from privilege or they may have had to fight their way up from the bottom. They might have unparalleled moral fortitude or they could be straddling the line between light and dark. Their powers may stem from their genes, from another world, from margicks of the old world, or from the heights of modern technology. No matter these differences, they will almost always be the product of this one simple truth.

APPARENTLY… You can’t be a superhero if you have both of your parents.

Batman. Superman. BOTH Spider-Men. And now, because in this movie, where his mom is a bad bitch but ends up biting it pretty early, Thor.

An intruder is in the palace, Thor’s mother fights him off. She is AMAZING. This is after a scene where you see her visiting Loki (via hologram) in his prison cell, which she has had swankified in an effort to comfort him. She still loves Loki, but is honest with him in a blunt-yet-gentle kind of way. He, in turn, is a dick to her. Then she dies in a fight… WHILE NATALIE PORTMAN IS AROUND THE CORNER BEING USELESS.

Sif wouldn't'a let that shit happen. Hell, DARCY would've at least TAZED a bitch!

Sif wouldn’t’a let that shit happen. Hell, DARCY would’ve at least TAZED a bitch!

But I digress (as you’ll find I often do).

She is tremendously talented, but ultimately outmatched because her foe is nigh unstoppable. Thor, of course, comes in just a moment too late. Just in time for a little extra traumatization. This leads Thor to release his brother and the two embark on a mission to save Jane (long story short, she’s bad at EVERYTHING) and stop a villain from gaining a terrible power (which they pretty much fail at).

I don’t know if you, dear reader, have also seen “Man of Steel,” a movie whose only saving grace was Henry Cavill’s glorious build, but you might recall the scene wherein Jonathan Kent dies. You know the one. The one where there is no reason for him to die? Yeah, that one.

Thor’s mom didn’t need to die. Jon Kent didn’t need to die. Xavier didn’t need to die in X-Men: the Last Stand (that FUCKING movie). These… These are plot devices. Cliches. That’s just bad writing. But this doesn’t upset me too terribly; my standards have forcibly been lowered by years of crap movies and comics…

No. The issue I take with this pattern is… How am I going to be Batman now?!

*sniff*

Since I was a child, and to this day, I have held on to the goal of, some day, being Batman. Minus the “Man” part, yes, but that’s hardly the point. I want to be a bajillionaire who spends her evenings beating the snot out of assholes. Doesn’t that sound like the life?

I save my money. I’ve studied hard. I workout. I’m a great shot and my throwing knives fly true. I make nifty gadgets in my spare time. I do it all! I’m so close. But I can’t get that brass batarang.

Because I don’t come from a broken home.

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She’s crying now, but some day she’ll be in the JLA!

Well… Fuck.

Now, I love my parents. I do. I don’t have any plans that involve shoving them off of cliffs or dropping anvils on them or anything… But… According to DC and Marvel, if I want to suit up, they’ve gotta go.

In the real world, we know that this isn’t a necessity– Oh, wait. Jon Stewart had Malcolm Gladwell on the Daily Show and they talked about his new book and how many of the most successful world leaders were once kids who had lost a parent at a young age…

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Dream killer… Or future arch-nemesis?

Well… FUCK.

So, my Bat-Boat may have sailed. Or, because I am a CHILD, this might just be my great sense of loss that launches me into a life in the shadows, verbally abusing people who argue over expired coupons and shooting jay-walkers with paintballs guns and such.

Mmmmmyyyeeeeeesssss… That’ll do. For now.

Meanwhile, as I retreat into the darkness to struggle my way into a latex catsuit and recall the original point of this post, I and the rest of my Fangirls HIGHLY recommend going to see Thor. See it 3D. See it in 2D. See it in Imax. I don’t care. Just go and make sure that they make the bank to keep on rolling out these movies. If nothing else, think of all of the people on the set of this movie who need your support. Writers, directors, gaffers, actors, editors, craft services, stuntmen, set designers…

"Two Thors?! YES! Now KISS!"

“Two Thors?! YES! Now KISS!”

Until next time, I’m off to the Bat-Cave/my Mom’s basement!

Toodles.

–Patty.