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I write this review as someone who barely remembered the first Captain America movie. So no one was more surprised than I that this film affected me way more than I thought it would.

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22 April 2014 @ 02:39 pm
...is coming to the US on Sept. 9th, 2014!

It's called The Bone Clocks and there's a fittingly confusing description of it here by Random House.

There are two different covers for it: the US version and the UK version.

There's also an official site for the novel HERE.

He seems to be getting a LOT more press for this novel than he did for The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet which makes sense since this novel is post the film version of Cloud Atlas. It might not have done very well but it certainly got more people reading his work which I always support.

The biggest surprise was finding out Mitchell is now on Twitter. I kind of hope it's his PR team that's doing the work because the idea of someone like Mitchell on social media makes me a little sad. The day he opens up a Tumblr account, it's all over.
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21 April 2014 @ 02:19 pm
A dystopian futuristic thriller about the last of humanity living aboard a self-powered, never-stopping train based on the French graphic novel by Jean-Marc Rochette. It's directed by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (The Host) and features a rather impressive international cast that includes Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, and Song Kang-ho.

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I know it's a bit bonkers but I spent a chunk of time today catching up on Those Who Kill (nothing like a little murder and serial killer profiling to celebrate turning a year older!) and it made me revisit bits of James D'Arcy's resume.

So once again, taken from somewhere on Tumblr:

Pick an actor or actress you like and answer these questions. All questions are in reference to their work, not personal life.

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19 April 2014 @ 11:21 pm
Taken from somewhere on Tumblr:

Pick an actor or actress you like and answer these questions. All questions are in reference to their work, not personal life.

I did Ben Whishaw last time so this time around I went with Benedict Cumberbatch.

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19 April 2014 @ 07:57 pm
Okay, I haven't even attempted to write reviews of the Hannibal episodes because I just don't have the time. But this episode felt like the penultimate episode to some sort of game-changing episode so I had some thoughts. Also, the show's shifted gears it seems by introducing to us another set of canon characters.

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18 April 2014 @ 01:50 am
To follow up on my last post about liking Richard Ayoade, here's the first episode of "Was It Something I Said?" that's hosted by David Mitchell. The whole episode is pretty funny but the highlight for me was when they got to the question about Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones and the penalty they have when one of them fails to score in a game of golf. It starts around 23:30.



I love how David Mitchell and Richard Ayoade just takes this scenario all the way to the shameful end. Bonus points to Ayoade for not backing down when Jimmy Carr suggested a game of cock or ball. Challenge accepted.
 
 
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16 April 2014 @ 10:25 pm
I don't talk about him much, but I rather adore Richard Ayoade.

Below is him in the 2010 (?) Big Fat Quiz of the Year with the equally delightful Noel Fielding. This is their answer to "What three items did Gordon Brown allegedly throw at his colleagues while he was Prime Minster?"

 
 
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10 April 2014 @ 11:05 pm
I think I've gone back to caring about the character stuff and putting the actual mystery in the backseat again.

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08 April 2014 @ 10:47 pm
Or rather, Mads Mikkelsen and Scott Thompson.

I always LOVE how cheerful the cast of Hannibal is despite the show's gruesome set up. Their discussion of how wee Hugh Dancy is is kind of incredible.

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