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Thundercats Hooooooooooo!

Posted in TV by dancemagicbelle on March 1, 2011

Trailer’s out for the new series!

I wish I didn’t have a job and still smoked weed.

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Freaks and Geeks

Posted in TV by mirrreia on January 21, 2011

For some reason we don’t understand why Freaks and Geeks never made it to Spanish and South African TV… So we’re all know catching up with one of the most fun teenage series we’ve ever seen (it’s never too late).

They use Joan Jett’s ‘Bad Reputation‘ for the opening credits, we can see a very young Jason Schwartzman dressed up in the latest 70s disco fashion and the clothes are awesome (I’m already looking for a pair of flared jeans).

Jordan Catalano? He’s still in our hearts, but Daniel Desario has totally taken a big part of them.

We want Don Draper back into our lives

Posted in TV by mirrreia on January 20, 2011

The story of an advertising agency set in the New York of the late 50s doesn’t sound like the most exciting or accessible plot for the masses but even so, it has  managed to become a cult series.

The extremely accurate representation of the time through little big details like the set design and the styling, has made Mad Men a heaven for designers and collectors, with its own collector dolls (my birthday is in June, just so you know…), auctions selling the furniture and clothes featured on the series and countless blogs analysing every single detail on it.

Since I got into Mad Men a while ago, I’ve been talking about it to everyone: “it starts slow, it’s very subtle, but give it a few episodes and you’ll see!”. Nothing seems to happen but everything is happening without words. Everyone tries so hard to fit and be politically correct (or at least what that meant in the 50s…) while everyone betrays eachother behind their backs… The real hook of Mad Men is being an analysis of a crucial period in modern history, and a perfect dissection of the stereotypes through perfect crafted characters. And at the same time, the fact that those stereotypes are not far from our days makes each of us feel close, related or attracted to them.  So yeah, even though we hate to admit it, we all love Don Draper… So please bring him back soon!

 

My So-Called Friday Night

Posted in TV by jumpmagicjump on January 14, 2011

So Belle moved into this really neat house with a huge sofa and a projector.

Now, all we want to do is watch stuff.

We saw Mean Girls last weekend and tonight we’ll be painting our nails, getting drunk, stealing fashion tips from Angela Chase, drooling over Jordan Catalano and trying not to think about 30 Seconds from Mars.

♥ My So-Called Life ♥

Tru Pimp

Posted in GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, TV by jumpmagicjump on July 16, 2010

It’s no secret that Laura and I are addicted to True Blood. It’s cheesy, funny, dirty and takes no brain power what so ever to watch – perfect hangover TV.

I couldn’t help but notice in the latest episode (Se3 Ep4)  the club where Bill goes to ‘procure’ some food, has GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS in red neon lighting on the wall. We’ve always joked about getting a sign and putting it up in the window of The Old Blue when we put on our GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS night. Not sure want kind of clientele that would bring though…

And while on the subject, I’m sure you’ve seen this hilarious homage to Sookie Stackhouse by Snoop Dogg but just incase you missed it, here it is in all it’s glory:

Lostalgic…

Posted in TV by Laura H on May 23, 2010

As DMD’s official geek, I feel it’s my duty to write an entry about LOST, which says goodbye forever tonight…. (Sky 1, 5am, I’ll be there).

Lost has been a part of my life over the last 6 years. And that’s quite a lot of time. I remember watching the pilot when it came out in the US and not feeling too interested about it. And then I remember suddenly falling in love with it half way through the first season. The characters (so memorable, so well written), the dialogues, the way it talked about society, the sci-fi vs religion bits, the continuos wtfs, the ability the writers had to create a whole new and strange universe that had so much sense in that island,… For me, Lost was the best TV series ever made after Twin Peaks. TV Magic. And now it’s gonna be over.

I quite liked it when it was announced that Lost would only last 6 series. These days it’s really easy to get series (and film franchises) extended forever unnecessarily just because of money reasons, and I didn’t want that to happen to something I liked so much. Something that was so special.

Surely Lost was never perfect. Some seasons were better than others. Some characters were better than others. Some situations were better than others. But it always had an authentic feeling about it, and was really good at surprising (the end of series 3 is one of the best things EVER to be done in TV history). However, I won’t deny that the current and last season has been extremely disappointing. In a way I feel that it’s got to a point where none of the things that happened before matter anymore (dear science, where are you?), and I don’t like that. One of the things that always fascinated me about Lost was how intelligent the writing was, and I haven’t felt that in series 6.

However, this is not stopping me from feeling so excited that I’m starting to think I won’t get any sleep tonight. After so many years… who wouldn’t want to know what happens in the end? So yeah, my alarm clock is programmed, and I have bought pop-corn and everything. And we’re only 7 hours away… and counting…

Darth Maul Directs New Hot Chip Video

Posted in MUSIC, TV by dancemagicbelle on March 18, 2010

The new Hot Chip video hit the interweb today big time. It was directed by Peter Serafinowicz and it’s pretty fucking hilarious.

I work for the company that did the editing on it so, got a sneek preview and got to meet Mr Serafinawinavinawicz himself . I tried to look all nonchalant as I cracked open a bottle of coca cola for him, whilst inside my head I was like, “OMG it’s Darth Maul, should I tell him that I follow him on Twitter? Would that be weird?” Luckily he was swept away to his edit suite before I could embarrass myself.

Anyway I’m really curious to hear what everyone has to say about the video, so far it’s be a mixture of Woah’s, Huh’s and WTF’s.

Spanish geekiness ♥

Posted in TV by Laura H on March 14, 2010

Most of the time, Spain is pain. However, we do have the funniest TV program ever: Muchachada Nui.

Joss Whedon rules the world

Posted in FILM, TV by Laura H on January 2, 2010
Yup, it’s me again, the geeky one. And this time I’m gonna talk about yet another one of my heroes:
JOSS WHEDON
 
 
I know: many of you will be wondering “who this dude is”. Well Joss Whedon is one of the coolest people in the world, mind you. And from my point of view, the master of sci-fi and fantasy TV of our days.
 
Born and raised in New York, Whedon moved to LA to pursue his script-writing carrer and was one of the people responsible for films such as Toy Story, Speed and Alien Resurrection. However his “big” moment came with Buffy The Vampire Slayer. A typical 1990s teen flick (it even had Luke Perry in it), the movie wasn’t very well received, and thinking about all its lost potential, Whedon decided to turn it into a TV series which he even directed himself.
 
My relationship with Buffy was a bit of a hate-love one. The series were aired during my mid-to-late teens and by that time my life was all about being very serious and reading Albert Camus, so a show like this seemed a little stupid. However it is also true that I wouldn’t miss an episode, so eventually there got a time when I just had to admit to myself that I loved Buffy: it was so charming in its B-movie absurd style, so well written (if you think about it), so funny, so not-really-scary,… and it had vampires in it. In fact it had one of the coolest vampires ever: Spike, who looked like Billy Idol and had the most amazing kick-ass lines in the world. He was hawt.
 
The best thing about Buffy is that it got better season after season (who could forget Once More, With Feeling, the musical episode) and the day when it was announced that 7th series would be the last was just sad. I still remember watching Buffy‘s last episode ever with my brother at home. It was epic. There’s even a chance that I shed a tear.
 
Due to the success of Buffy, Whedon created a spin-off: Angel. Now I must confess I have never really watched it (or not beyond a few episodes). It just didn’t feel the same. However, Whedon’s next series were probably my favourite thing that he’s ever done…
 
Firefly is just the best thing in the world. It’s space meets western. It’s pure awesomeness. It was cancelled before the end of first series due to poor numbers. It was treated very BAD by Fox: they only played 11 of the 14 episodes that had been filmed, they didn’t play them in order, they aired the pilot at the end,… Totally unfair, as Firefly was a critical success and, thanks to the wonderful internet, is now a cult show. In fact it has so many fans that thanks to super DVD sales Whedon could make Serenity, the movie that tells you what happened after the end of the (first) series.
 
Firefly has the same qualities as Buffy: a choral cast tight as hell, B-movie style charmness, a quirky sense of humour and, again, one of the best male characters ever: Captain Mal Reynolds. He’s the best thing that’s happend to men in sci-fi since Han Solo. Seriously.
 
In fact these are some of the things that I like the most about Whedon: he has a style, his own style. You can tell by the look and, more importantly, the feel of his work, that it’s him. He loves working with the same actors (just like David Lynch does), he writes really cool characters, he’s a little bit of a femminist, he loves losers, he’s all about cheap special effects and saving the world.
 
Over the last few years he’s been quieter tho. He created Dollhouse (which I still haven’t seen… and I should), wrote some comic books and, perhaps most importantly, directed Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Now this was something completely new: written with his brother and other family members, Dr Horrible is a 45-ish minute long musical that is available for free on the internet (if you live in America, otherwise look for it on YouTube). No-one got paid for making it and each member of the cast and crew gets a percentage of the DVD sales.
 
Dr Horrible tells the story of the bad guy, the one that always loses, the one that really wants to be a super-villain. He’s fantastically played by Neil Patrick Harris (of Barney Stinson fame) and joined by other Whedon usuals (yes, Nathan Fillion rocks). The whole thing is SO MUCH FUN that I think you should go and watch it right now (that is if you haven’t seen it yet).

Vampire Weekend

Posted in TV by dancemagicbelle on October 23, 2009

Ok so I know, we’ve already had a post about True Blood ~ Laura was waaaaay ahead of everyone else. But whilst I was watching it the other night my boyfriend pointed out that two of the characters look really similar to two good friends of ours, Tony and Tristan. Check it out!

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Woooooaaaah. The program has just become a whole new kind of awesome. Tony has started an new band called One Fathom Down, that I’m really excited about, and he’ll be DJing some Pscho Surf tunes for us at Bedtime Stories this Sunday at The Old Blue. We’ve decided to not only make it a book swap but also a clothes swap party. Mainly because I’m moving house soon and really need to get rid of my ridiculous wardrobe!

Come and join us!

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