Sunday, 10 December 2017

Sunday, Sunday (38)

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Clueless is a timeless masterpiece; fight me. 

I have no idea what is happening in this trailer, but it has those Lost World vibes, for sure. I'm not the sort of person that really cares about these continuations following similar narrative lines to the originals. It aids to a weird line of nostalgia, that really is needed when continuing a franchise that is nearly twenty-five years old. 

To be quite honest, the only thing I was thinking about during this entire trailer was when Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) would make an appearance. As soon as he did ... well. This happened: 

Witness the beauty of a bearded, wise Ian below.

I absolutely hated the 2017 YouTube Rewind. I've never particularly liked any of them, but this years creation was abysmal. Not only for the lack of support for actual content creators and the demonetization strikes that are still being put against them, but for the focus on the stupidest, cringiest 'memes' of the year, and the likes of Logan/Jake Paul. 

If you really want to know the truth about YouTube Rewind, watch Emma Blackery's experience on and offset of the shoots below, and PewDiePie's reasoning as to why he wasn't in this years rewind here

It's absolutely insane.  

Out of all the Marvel TV series thus far, I think I've binged Iron Fist exponentially more than the likes of Daredevil and Luke Cage. My brother warned me before I watched it that it received bad press -- and after watching it, my only qualms were the narrative; the controversy surrounding Finn Jones' as Danny Rand acting ended up being ridiculous. Jones' portrayed the awkward childishness of Danny that was a result of Danny being away from society -- instead of in the fictional realm of K'un-Lun since he was a kid. 

Although, I may be wrong. I've never read the comics, so I don't know if Danny is portrayed in the same manner on the page as he is on screen. By any means, finishing Iron Fist allowed me to finally watch The Defenders. 

I'm on the fourth episode now, and I absolutely love the transitions between the four characters (Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage), changing to their specific colors and allowing 50 minutes of an episode to be all-inclusive of each of the Defender team. 

There's not much I can say about this promo, other than Gillian's comment at the end of the video completed the entirety of my life. 

I always struggle to find new musicians. I tend to stick to those I love, and those I love originated before the millennium. But working for The National Student, I've begun to write 'Hear This' pieces, which is aiding in my discovery of newer music. This week I listened to Hatchie's new song 'Sure', a piece you can read by following the link, as always, at the end of his post. 

I've actually been pretty good this year in discovering and listening to new bands. Wolf Alice, Bleached, Black Honey, Alvvays and Pale Waves have become personal highlights (and favourites) of 2017. 

I'm planning on writing a couple of posts at the end of the month (after the Christmas rush), listing my best tracks and artists of this year too, so at least you have that to look forward to. 

Where many of those who watch the Marvel TV Universe side with the likes of Daredevil/Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones and Frank Castle/The Punisher are my ultimate, badass babes.  

Both shows deal with harrowing subject matter whilst retaining an edge of superhuman strength and skill, and both ultimately do not give a shit. They get what they need to do done, no matter the consequences ... well, maybe Jones has some self-control in comparison to Castle. 

So even though this is just a date announcement trailer (the second season will be streaming March 8, 2018, on Netflix), I am thoroughly looking forward to the second season of Jessica Jones. Hopefully, a renewal date for The Punisher will be released soon, too. 

And the use of 'Barracuda' by Heart, I mean, could you get any more kickass? 

Can I get an amen? 

A girls night in with my best friend always ends up with us watching teen films that are either one of our favourites that the other hasn't seen, or one that we hadn't seen altogether. One of those films was the historic 90s flick Clueless

I won't go into full detail over my love for the film here, as think I'm going to write a feature on it. The script and direction of the film courtesy of Amy Heckerling is absolute genius, and Alicia Silverstone's performance as Cherilyn 'Cher' Horowitz makes Clueless altogether. I have no idea why I hadn't watched this seminal 90s classic until this week. 

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And in this week of videos I never thought I needed, here is my bae Jake Gyllenhaal doing something I hate - ASMR - and making me love it because of his soothing, sexy voice. 

Damn you, Gyllenhaal. 


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