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4/26/17

Keira Knightley for Vogue Italia

We haven't seen much of Keira Knightley since she became a mom, but fortunately, Vogue Italia is bringing her back with this exquisite photoshoot taken by photographer Yelena Yemchuk for the April 2017 issue. And while she hasn't any new projects lined up, which is a shame, we will be able to see her reprise her role in 'Love Actually' with the 'Red Nose Day, Actually' Comic Relief special where we will catch up with all the characters to find out what they've been up to which is actually pretty cool. And when i say all the characters i mean all of them with the exception of Emma Thompson as her co-star and dear friend Alan Rickman passed away last year and she felt it was better not to appear.

The 'Love Actually' sequel will air on May 25 but in the meantime check out the trailer below and see the rest of the Vogue Italia shoot after the cut.


4/25/17

Get ready for 'Twin Peaks' new season with this recap

The much awaited new season of 'Twin Peaks' returns in only 27 days and damn i can't wait for it. No new footage has been released from the new episodes, just a few teasers to keep us excited. But now, Showtime has released a clip of less than 3 minutes making a recap of everything that happened 25 years ago during the first two seasons, and it's a pretty amazing video. It shows all the thrilling parts that took place after the body of Laura Palmer was found wrapped in plastic, and it reminds you how amazing and iconic this show was.

I can't imagine all the new dark stuff that David Lynch has coming for us but, as he has waited all these years and it seems he had it all planned, it can't be bad. In fact, expectations are really high so i hope it doesn't disappoint. But in the meantime, watch the clip below to get ready for the new season coming. It is happening again.


4/24/17

Girls' Season 6 Best Moments & Scenes

This season of 'Girls', the last season of the show, has been, wow, AMAZING. I've always loved the show, even when Season 3 and 4 were not all that but Lena Dunham has always created incredible relatable moments that are truly the greatness of the show. Maybe they are all annoying but in the end you grow fond of them and feel with them. Even with Marnie. But this last season has been the perfect and realistic brooch for its farewell.

The finale was not what everyone expected, but definitely it was a realistic ending, because in the end things got real. And while it wasn't anything exciting it was something as true as life and that is something true. And that's what Lena Dunham has done with the show, as unrealistic it might had seem sometimes, she made it true.

So, as usual with every season, and sadly because this will be the last post like this, here are Season 6's best moments and scenes because, there had been a lot, and many very special ones. But, in conclusion, 'Girls' has been quite a journey, but i loved everything about it. Check the best of S6 after the cut!

(Spoilers!)

4/21/17

Kirsten Dunst for Calvin Klein underwear by Sofia Coppola

 Sofia Coppola has definitely kept in the family to direct Calvin Klein's new ad for its underwear campaign. Not only Sofia's muse Kirsten Dunst is featured in the ad but also the music playing in the advert are none other than Coppola's husband Thomas Mars' band Phoenix, so she makes it a personal affair.

As well as Dunst and Phoenix, other stars appear as Rashida Jones, Laura Harrier and Maya Thurman-Hawke, who Sofia wanted initially to star in 'The Little Mermaid' before dropping out of the project because the studio wanted a more popular face. So, again, she makes everything the Sofia way, with who she wants, or nothing.

Apart from that, the ad features a range of women from ages 18 to 73 and all sorts of body types far different from the stick models we're used to see in these commercials, so that's refreshing. And the song playing is new stuff coming from Phoenix that sounds amazing, so the whole thing is pretty great.

Sofia has 'The Beguiled' coming soon and the final trailer was released this week, so check it out on the link and watch Calvin Klein's gorgeous ad below.


sources: thedapifer & indiewire

4/17/17

The 'Riverdale' girls for Cosmopolitan

We've got to admit it, when 'Riverdale' first aired, it was sooo good, like this was going to be the next best thing. And it was, but i've got the feeling that lately it has lost that potential that it first got. Not that the episodes are bad or anything but it's not as great as it seemed it would be all the time. 

Anyway, we've also got to admit that the show seems it's not going to be cancelled anytime soon and has a cast full of amazing young ladies like the ultimate mean girl Madelaine Petsch who plays Cheryl, Shannon Purser (Barb!) as Ethel or leading girls Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes as Betty and Veronica. These two can be seen posing for Cosmopolitan mag in a photoshoot that is a teenage dream and i loved it. And well, maybe 'Riverdale' will surprise us in the end but it seems that these kids are here for the long run. Enjoy the rest of the pics below!

sources: cosmopolitan

4/14/17

10 Favorite Nicole Kidman Performances

We're only a few months into 2017 we already can say that 'Big Little Lies' is the show of the year, or at least, it's going to be among the best ones by the end of the year. That's not going to be surprising but what it actually is, is that many people are like in shock that Nicole Kidman gave such an amazing performance. Like they didn't know she was an excellent actress before.

For those living under a rock, or that haven't had the time to give Mrs. Kidman the credit she deserves, i've decided to make a list of my fave Nicole Kidman performances. The woman has an Academy Award for 'The Hours', three Golden Globes and even a BAFTA, so why her giving a great performance is news at this point? Anyway, check the full list after the cut, i've decided not to rank her performances but these are my absolute faves.

Birth (2014) - This is probably my fave performance from her. The dark psychological thriller directed by the brilliant Jonathan Glazer directs Kidman in this film with such a weird plot that it's amazing how believable he makes the story. The movie tells how a boy attempts to convince Kidman's character that he's her dead husband reborn and as silly as it might sound, you believe it. Apart from the turmoil of emotions that Anna (Kidman) goes through the movie, there's a particular shot from her that anyone who has watched the movie remembers. It's the close up shot of her face in the theatre as she realizes that indeed what the boy is telling her about being her dead husband might be true and her reaction during that one shot is priceless. She simply does amazing and the movie is really something else, as all Jonathan Glazer's movies are, so it's really worth watching.

To Die For (1995) - This was the first movie where Nicole Kidman really received some credit for her performance. She actually won the Golden Globe for her performance and she really owned it. The Gus Van Sant movie really brought one of the best features that Kidman has, her apparent iciness into the character of Suzanne Stone Maretto that was equally ambitious, manipulative and cold. It felt like it was a role made for Kidman and she really embodied the character. And the movie is also fantastic.

The Others (2001) - Another stand out performance from the Aussie actress that made her earn praise by absolutely everyone, and she was many times nominated for this role but she barely won anything, which was unfair. Anyway, in the Alejandro Amenábar film, Kidman gave one of her most heartfelt performances during a very personal difficult time in her personal life, as she was divorcing Tom Cruise and the insane media attention that it brought into her life. But she got the best revenge on her ex by giving out two extraordinary performances that year and earning recognition for them all around the world. And there's no need to say that the movie is already a modern terror classic today and she was excellent on it.

The rest after the cut!

4/12/17

The Power of Fashion in Vogue Spain

This is a powerful editorial with some very amazing looks. Vogue Spain has done  a spread on 'El poder de la moda' (The power of fashion) for its April issue, and the photos are quite stunning, as well as all the pretty and flamboyant dresses, though sadly i couldn't find its designers.

But, as the pics are worth it, here's some of the shots and looks i liked best, there are more at the source so be sure to check them out, but enjoy the best ones for me, as usual, behind the cut!

4/10/17

10 years of 'Death Proof'

(Spoilers!)
Last week, Quentin Tarantino's 5th film (if we count 'Kill Bill Vol.1' and '2' as one) turned 10 years old and i could not not make a post about it. This might be Tarantino's most underrated movie alongside 'Jackie Brown' and it's really one of my fave films from him so i don't get why it didn't get more praise.

'Death Proof' is a double story about revenge and little did i knew about the plot when i went to watch it on the cinema. I hadn't even watched the trailer so i just knew it was about cars or something. So imagine my surprise when towards the end of the first story, Kurt Russel's character Stuntman Mike, shows his true self and crashes his stuntman car into the other girls' car in the most damaging sensibility scene ever. I almost left the cinema after that scene because i was so shocked. But i'm glad i didn't because there weren't any more scenes that had such violence.

Kurt Russell has to forever be thankful to Quentin Tarantino for this role, because he completely shines in the movie when everybody had pretty much forgotten about him. His performance is so on point, both playing an apparently cool and laid back guy and a pervert and a psycho the same time that he completely steals the movie. But he's not alone in the movie because as in any Tarantino flick, it's full of marvellous actors.

We get two different types of girls in the movie: In the first part we see some chicks that are all about partying and drinking and smoking whereas in the second part we get a group of girls who are girls' girls, which i personally like more. And in a way, maybe there's a moral story behind all this, as the first girls who go after the guys end up in the fatal car crash whereas the second group of girls stick together and get their revenge on Stuntman Mike. But maybe i'm reading too much into it. Nothing wrong with the first group of girls, and i'm not saying they had it coming but they were the easy target.

Anyway, in the first group of girlfriends we've got some fine (unknown to me then) actresses like Vanessa Ferlito, Sydney Tamiia Poitier and Rose McGowan, who's not really in the group of friends but she's part of the story. In this first part, everything seems relaxed and the action of the story doesn't get started until the very end of it. Before that, we get to see these girls who doesn't seem as close as the second set of girls, and that have a relationship based more on hanging out than on getting personal with each other. They also dress like hot chicks, and they really are, because who can forget about Ferlito's lapdance to Stuntman Mike while 'Down in Mexico' by The Coasters is playing on the background? And the other stellar scene of this first part is, obviously, the crash and everything about it. When Stuntman Mike offers Rose McGowan's character a ride home and he tells her that she's going to get scared sooner than expected as he's not going in her direction, that's when shit gets real. As i didn't know the plot, i got such a sudden rush of adrenaline and excitement that was priceless. So you can imagine the shock with the car crash scene. I have to admit that it's a scene that is very well shot, from every angle possible, and has the surprise factor as well, but for me it was brutal. And while at first, many might though that the first part was boring, i think the director wanted us to think that, to get relaxed for this sudden surprise.

The second part is also relaxed but not as chill as the first one. Here we get a group of true girlfriends, who care for each other, look after each other and are very loving to their girls. And we also get conversation non-stop and that's one of the things i like best of Tarantino, his so natural dialogues and how in both stories, he really gets girls' talk. In this second part, we get the best of actresses like Rosario Dawson, Zoe Bell (such a surprise), Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Tracy Thorms, all badass ladies. And while maybe i feel like the first story is way better, i like this group of girls better and simply hearing them talking to each other is fun enough. The key scenes here happen towards the end to that epic race that they have with Stuntman Mike, and the ending scene, as they beat the shit up of him. It's kinda comical and everything about the race is exciting and it gives you another adrenaline rush.

I'm simply a sucker for this film because i really think it's perfect from beginning to end. I don't know why it didn't got more credit when it premiered alongside with Robert Rodriguez's 'Planet Terror', but 'Death Proof' is essential Tarantino: from the acting to the dialogues to the action to the unbelievable soundtrack. And 10 years later remains as fresh and new as the day it premiered as part 2 of 'The Grindhouse' session.

So, behind the cut there's a bunch of stills of the movie that i love, which is pretty much everything, so you've been warned.


4/6/17

'Girls' go 'Golden Girls' at Jimmy Kimmel

There are only two episodes left of 'Girls' and it's the final season ever so we haven't much left to see about Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna, so anything from them is priceless at this point. From photoshoots to interviews to whatever. So this next video is awesome.

Our 'Girls' reunited at Jimmy Kimmel Live for a really hilarious sketch recreating the 'Golden Girls' and they totally nailed it. I could totally see a show with them playing the same characters of the show when they're 70 and i bet it still would be great. But as that will never happen (though maybe Dunham in a few years wants to do something with the show) let's enjoy this really funny segment featuring Andrew Rannels as Elijah and Jimmy Kimmel himself. It's really, really great.



sources: jk & youtube

4/5/17

The girls from 'Mustang' by Petra Colins

'Mustang' was one of the films from last year, and i love posting stuff and photoshoots of the cast and director, so when i found this old but new to me ELLE shoot with the girls i had to post it. And if Petra Collins is the photographer behind it then i'm obligated to do so. Collins' shoot the 'Mustang' ladies for ELLE Magazine's 'The Girlhood Issue' and truth is that it doesn't get more girly than with Petra behind the lens.

The next project that director Deniz Gamze Ergüven has coming next is 'Kings', starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig about the incidents that happened the days before Rodney King's death in 1992. The recording of King's death after being brutally beaten up by the police made headlines and brought outrage around the world so it hasn't been forgotten, especially after the many incidents that have recently happened that caused the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.

It's a sure thing that the Turkish director is here to bring social awareness about unfair situations that are still happening nowadays and that show a recess in our culture, like sexim still very much present in Turkey as she showed in her debut film, and racism still news in our society, as she will show in 'Kings', so she's a director to keep an eye out. In the meantime, enjoy this very pretty shoot with the very beautiful cast of 'Mustang'.


sources: elle