Time to Get Excited! (Aka what was going on in Comic Con 2014)

San Diego International Comic-Con is over again and it gave us some treats again! Here are a few that I appreciated.

As a huge Marvel fan, especially The Avengers, I always, always love to see these guys:

The Hollywood Reporter has the highlights of Marvel’s part of Comic-Con.

Obviously some of the most anticipated films of this year and the next were presented in teasers or full trailers. Let’s take a look.

Katniss is going to go to a war in the next installment of Hunger Games saga:

Things are not looking good in the final part of The Hobbit either:

Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron are looking fierce in Mad Max: Fury Road, out in 2015:

Other semi-interesting news were that there will be more monster movies after the success of Godzilla. I didn’t like that, so I don’t really care of those. Guardians of the Galaxy is going to get a sequel. Haven’t seen the first one yet, so not that excited. Batman vs. Superman revealed Wonder Woman and she’s hot!

The Walking Dead trailer for season five is apparently great. Not following the show due to horrible second season, I can’t tell. But I can tell that Norman Reedus was Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. 

A lot of other stuff happened too. Check out this adorable gallery of Entertainment Weekly and also a blooper reel for Game of Thrones:

Some year I will be attending!



The Best of the Best – Future Husbands

Ok, even that heading made me laugh. But yeah, because nice looking fellas with something extra are nice things to exist, here we go. I’ll introduce my Top-10 plus of those male actors who have at some point of my life made their ways to my daydreams and of whom I know way too much when thinking of that I’ve never met them. Let’s open the doors:


Sorry, had to start with that one. But even though I admire Mr. Mortensen A LOT, it’s Aragorn who made me all tingling. And like always with my Best of the Best lists, I have to mention few out of actual Top-10.

I tried to consider my whole life. Like many have loved Jared Leto in My So Called Life or Jonathan Taylor Thomas of Home Improvement but those were kinda no ones to me. I did like Keanu Reeves but that was more because he was this rocker dude in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. It looks like I’ve been a fan of musicians more than fan of actors. And I wanted to keep this strictly in acting zone. Although one actor/musician I have to mention now is Justin Timberlake whom I’m actually listening right now to set the mood right for writing this post. But I got into him through his music, so I guess he doesn’t count.

robloweLuke Perry from Beverly Hills 90210 was the first one that I remember from telly. Bad boys. Though I can’t remember if he was like that in real life, so maybe that was too more about the character… And on film, I loved Rob Lowe in St. Elmo’s Fire; who doesn’t love a bad boy with saxophone? And I did watch all the other movies of his after seeing that film (come to think of it, I was quite a fan of Emilio Estevez too after seeing Young Guns II; that one I watched because Bon Jovi was my ultimate favourite band back then). And now because that reminded of me about that, I want to post this video of Blaze of Glory by Jon Bon Jovi who made the soundtrack to that film. I watched that movie like three times a week at one point when I was 11 or 12… Oooh (now I’m all misty eyed here):

I liked Kiefer Sutherland too. I remember being pissed because Julia Roberts dumped him. Lol. Back to the list I did collect before starting to write.

Skeet Ulrich in Scream was hothothot. Apparently I’ve always had have a thing to serial killers… And when they cast Elijah Wood as Frodo I was over the moon, he was the cutest thing. Still is (I’m not sure if he ages at all?). Daniel Radcliffe is also one of those guitar playing actors I like a little bit more. Though he’s really young. Christian Bale is always hot and quite scary too. I’m not sure I’d like to meet him in real world. Ryan Gosling. Michael Fassbender (I’m sure he’ll get to my top-10 at some point). And I’ve always liked Jeremy Irons (especially after seeing version of Lolita where he plays Humbert Humbert) but he’s my dad’s age, so… Another older man that I like is Alan Rickman. Of course. Who doesn’t like him? I so understand this assistant of his character’s in Love Actually.

franco2I’ve never getting to actual Top-10 but I can’t leave these three without mention. First, James Franco, he would be number 11. I loved and totally admired him before he ruined the Oscars the other year. Shame on him! I still admire him though. Plus he’s weird, I’m still following him in Twitter and Facebook. I don’t get how he has time for everything he’s doing… And then the two who every other woman interested in film loves tompuppybenedictat the moment; Tom Hiddleston and Mr. I’m the sexiest in the world Benedict Cumberbatch. Because of their talent, I’ve already decided to move to England instead of Canada that I was planning before, they just make so much better films and television in UK. And they’re both charismatic, well-educated men who care about what is happening around them. Kind of gives me hope of  someday maybe finding a man with brains, ambition, style and sense of humour.Thanks for that to those guys.


Terminator 2. I loved (still do) Guns n’ Roses, so of course I needed to see T2. It was also really hyped film back then (James Cameron was the man already 23 years ago) and it had made Edward Furlong a heart throb of the moment. Unfortunately only for a moment as the following picture shows. That’s sad.



Unfortunately he’s not very good actor (just my opinion) but he did have the looks. Though I just watched some footage of making of Hobbit 2 and he doesn’t seem that brainy either… But if you’ve ever seen him or his wax figure, you know that he’s suitably proportioned (that sounded really horrible, sorry). Plus very nice to look at.



“Jaime Lannister” is the newest edition to my “future husbands”. Although he seems to be happily married and for some weird reason that is the line where my daydreaming goes. But because of him, I already went to Copenhagen to check if the men in there are that good-looking. They are.



It’s a bit hard to decide if this is due to character of Pacey Witter in Dawson’s Creek (who was also in my list of best TV characters) or Joshua himself. But I did read a lot about him diane-kruger-hot-1back in the years of Dawson’s Creek. And he did end up catching this hottie Diana Krüger.

And I have still Fringe to watch. Bet he’s good in that too, there’s something boyishly charismatic about him. At least he hasn’t really changed in these years since Pacey.



He has been my dirty dreams no. 1 for so long. I don’t even remember where it all began. Maybe Match Point? Or Bend It Like Beckham? I can’t remember. But I like men to take their ladies. Properly.



I first liked him in Only You. That’s 20 years ago. That man just gets better. Have you seen this:


I fell in love with him when he played Jess in Gilmore Girls (my favourite show of all time). And then he was in Heroes! That was so great surprise. I’ve even watched Cursed because of him. And they make these weird videos with his friends… He seems way too healthy for me but who cares, lovely guy! And looks still good.



It was so hard to decide between Jeremy and the number two. But because number two, well, is better actor I chose him (horrible). All men in top four are really dear to me. I’ve loved them either A LOT or for A LONG time. I got into Renner-wagon sometime between Hurt Locker and The Avengers I guess… I did love him in S.W.A.T. already but only realised that it’s the same guy about two years ago. In real life I had way too young guys in my life and then suddenly there’s this manly street fighter kinda guy with hot bod, musical talents and this slightly bad guy attitude. Mmmm…. Yep. He was my favourite for a loooooong time.



I was 17 when Titanic came out. You can guess the rest. I’ve seen most of his films. And he’s still hot. And he only tweets about important stuff like environment. Plus he was really funny in The Wolf of Wall Street (review still coming up). Give him the Oscar already!



From Donnie Darko to Prisoners. He’s always good. He seems smart, he has gone to Columbia (I even have this dream of meeting him there by accident; that’s my dream school too), Maggie Gyllenhaal is his sister, he has those amazing eyes and Prince of Persia body. He seems a bit arrogant but very very funny at the same time. He might not have this English charm but something there is that made me say in the screening of Prisoners: “Oh, how I missed you.”


Who do you dream of? For more men of my liking, check my Pinterest

The Best of the Best – Tv Shows

blake-lively-leighton-meester-rolling-stone-3I’m just about to finish watching Gossip Girl and even though it’s not in my final top-10 of television shows, it inspired me to write this post, so let’s give a tiny salute to it by posting the hotness up above. I love those ladies. And their series too, it’s my favourite guilty pleasure. And what’s not to like: beautiful people, amazing clothes, ridiculous plot twists, scheming and the greatest city in the world.

I counted from my IMDb profile that I’ve given exactly ten shows 10 out of 10. And another 10 a nine. Gossip Girl is one of the nines. The others are Revenge that I’ve only watched one season so far, let’s see if it stays on the top. Heroes that I’ve watched two seasons and the second one was quite bad already but the first one was that good that I lowered it only to nine. I’ve already mentioned that I like Girls and it’s worth a nine as well. And so are True Blood, michelleOne Tree Hill, The Following and Homeland too. I also loved Dawson’s Creek, it’s the series that I grew up with. And it gave us the beautiful Michelle Williams. And the last on “the nine list” is House M.D. and probably the best lead character in television history played by utterly amazing Hugh Laurie. Albeit the series is repetitive I always end up watching the episodes in a row. Only one season for me to left.

Before hitting the actual top ten I got to mention that I still have few series to watch. That I haven’t watched a single episode. The ones that I think I will like like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and The Sopranos. So forgive me not adding those to my list.

10)sixfeetunderSIX FEET UNDER

To me Alan Ball is genius. His gift of writing these quirky, weird yet lovable and genuine characters is a rare thing. Both, Six Feet Under and True Blood are funny but awfully sad at the same time. I know Ball likes to write about outcasts, especially sexual minorities as being one, but he manages to do it in a stunning way that does not irritate but is still so raucous that one can’t watch away. And in Six Feet Under, I totally love the deaths of the customers of the funeral house. How many ways there are to die?


Apparently I also love Michael C. Hall. Well, he is great. And so is his character in Dexter. The best serial killer of all time. And as you might know, I love serial killers. I have only watched the first and the second seasons and started a bit of the third one. But I can’t wait to get to the fourth season, I’ve read that John Lithgow is incredible.

8)?????????????CRIMINAL MINDS

I think I’ve mentioned I love serial killers. I also have reviewed this series already. Read it here. And check out the hotness of Matthew Gray Gubler at the same view.

7)laurapalmerTWIN PEAKS

The show is already 23 years old. But it does not feel like it. It’s still fantastically weird, the plot is excellent, the characters even better and the mood is always as enchanting as it was on the first view. To me, Twin Peaks, still causes the chills, Laura Palmer is still the most beautiful girl in the world and Bob the most terrifying thing in the world. Hooray for David Lynch, the genius.

6)gameofthronesGAME OF THRONES

I have mentioned a couple of times how much I love this show. And Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (there he is, again!). The third season got me floored like so many others: the link to the Red Wedding reactions. Don’t watch if you haven’t seen the ninth episode of the third season. It was the best television for ages. Forgettable. Game of Thrones is the best what television has to offer at the moment. And that’s a lot.


Do I need to explain or do the photos talking for themselves?

Naah. Supernatural is great in every single way, not just because of the hotness of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. Though it does help. A lot. But they’re also very funny and their chemistry is almost touchable (I wish). I almost gave up watching the show because of the somewhat lame first season but thankfully my friend convinced me to give it another try. I’m so happy I did! Supernatural is Buffy of today. Except there are two superhot brothers instead of a tiny girl and they’re not in a high school anymore. Great dialogue and because I’m into all kind of supernatural things, this one is a treat. It even got me reading The Bible voluntarily.

4)The Final Page, Part One And TwoHOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Today it’s a rare thing that I find something that funny yet moving that I want to experience it more than once or twice. How I Met Your Mother is one of those rare things. All of the series in top-5 are those that I watched again and again but HIMYM is the one that I watch almost daily. I love the gang, their even surpasses my real life friends when I don’t feel like being social. I just hope someday my Ted will cross paths with me.


My older friends. I do spend a lot of time with them too. And they still make me laugh. And cry. And sigh. I’m so happy that the show ended the way it did. Perfectly. And I love that there’s always reruns of Friends in telly, that’s the way it should be.

2)sarah-michelle-gellar-41BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

We had the hotness of Supernatural, here’s the hotness of Buffy. Or at least a bit of it. Sarah Michelle Gellar has been my girl crush since the beginning of the new millennium and I would still marry her if she just wanted me. What can you say about Buffy?! It’s made by the greatest dialogue writer of all time, Joss Whedon (who also wrote and directed The Avengers), so the script could not be better. The story of Buffy becoming a woman is layered with so many great episodes that it’s almost impossible to choose the best one. Or between Angel and Spike. Though the bad guy always wins. But there’s only one Buffy and if you haven’t watched the series you’re missing out.

1)Best-Gilmore-Girls-QuotesGILMORE GIRLS

I had a hard time of choosing between my number two and one which one is the ultimately the best tv show of all time. But because, whenever I feel sad or tired or sick, I watch Gilmore Girls. It comforts me. It’s warm and fuzzy but the dialogue is the snappiest ever (I need to watch it with a subtitles or without breathing, I prefer the former). I love my mum but it would be so cool to have Lorelai Gilmore as your mum. Or one of Rory’s boyfriends as your guy (I got to take Jess, although if Dean grew up to be Sam in Supernatural…).

So, all in all it looks like I’m a fan of good dialogue, great characters, hot guys and girls, some suitable violence but the mostly I think I’m a fan of trust and friendship. As it is said in the theme of my favourite television show:

“If you’re out on the road
Feeling lonely, and so cold
All you have to do is call my name
And I’ll be there on the next train.”

And for the last the comic-relief, Eye of the Tiger by Jensen Ackles:

What are your favourite tv shows?

The Home of the Artists

castle2Prague. There’s just something there. It invites you to write, to paint, to compose or maybe just live the way the hundreds of artists did before you. You might not even know of your artistry before entering to Prague but after roaming the city there’s just some compelling desire to make some art. Or at least sit in the café and have some red wine while reading or writing the next big thing in the world of literature. Or small. Or best-selling. photoWhatever is going to be your ambition after getting to know Prague, I doubt it will leave you alone ever again. I fell in love with the city and will most definitely go back there. Rather sooner than later. Unfortunately the pics I’ve taken do no justice to this melancholic but mischievous city I want to get to know better.


Prague skyline with the castle.

Havelske Trziste aka Havel's Market

Havelske Trziste aka Havel’s Market

If you didn't know, Angry Birds come from Finland, so of course I needed to take a photo.

If you didn’t know, Angry Birds come from Finland, so of course I needed to take a photo.

Charles Bridge, the most famous attraction in Prague.

Charles Bridge, the most famous attraction in Prague.

A few tourists on the bridge...

A few tourists on the bridge…

And a few pigeons.

And a few pigeons.

Passage to the Old Town Square

Passage to the Old Town Square

Prague seems to be also the city of statues.

Prague seems to be also the city of statues.













And delicious desserts.

And delicious desserts.

Balloon popping over the Vltava and Kafka Museum. It's unbelievble to see all those pictures of the floods going in Prague at the moment, when it looked this sunny and calm just couple of weeks ago.

Balloon popping over the Vltava and Kafka Museum. It’s unbelievable to see all those pictures of the floods going in Prague at the moment, when it looked this sunny and calm just a couple of weeks ago.

Tram. A friend of mine said that this pic looks a lot like it's taken in Helsinki (capital of Finland) and it does. Maybe there's something similar in Finns and Czechs and that's why I loved the place?

Tram. A friend of mine said that this pic looks a lot like it’s taken in Helsinki (capital of Finland) and it does. Maybe there’s something similar in Finns and Czechs and that’s why I loved the place?












My new favourite place to relax: Globe.

My new favourite place to relax: Globe.








The band playing on the Charles Brigde. They were really good!

The band playing on the Charles Bridge. They were really good!

Even though the city of Prague is mesmerizing I wouldn’t have had the time of my life without the hostel I stayed in. I already wrote my review to Tripadvisor, you can read it here, but I could never ever praise this place enough. If you ever go to Prague, especially if you travel solo or with a friend, do not stay anywhere else than Madhouse.

The view that I woke up to every day.

The view that I woke up to every day.

Schedule for the evening.

Schedule for the evening.


I learned a bunch of drinking games. 😉

So, that was my Prague. Next I’m off to Sodankylä, Finland. I’ve never been to Lapland, so that’ll be interesting, especially because I’ll be participating to the film festivals like I told you at my last List Lover’s Update. After that it’s straight to Copenhagen. I’m gonna find me my own Nicolaj Coster-Waldau.



The Best of the Best – Actors

acting1Here we go. Yesterday I listed actresses, today it’s time for actors. And this list was much more harder to make. I began with 40+ actors and even though I managed to pull together my top ten, I have to mention so many names outside of it that it’s almost cheating. Top 20 is closer to the truth. And I again left out the actors of yesterday that I like, like James Stewart and Gregory Peck.

Just outside of my top ten remains a bunch of actors that I really appreciate. Some of them just didn’t fit into my ten of the best and some of them haven’t paid their dues yet. In ryanthe latter group I have for example Ryan Gosling. He’s very good but in my opinion he quite often repeats the same role even though that’s not true. He’s just the same in many of his films. Other one that is doing acting discreetly is Colin Firth. I admire him a lot too but I’m still waiting for some kind of a nutcase role from him. The one that has gotten better and better by age is George Clooney. He was fantastic in The Descendants and I can’t wait to see what he’s going to do next.

The others that I want to mention are Game of Throne hotties, Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. I have to admit the latter has not exactly strike me as a great actor. Just because he’s hooooot. (Sorry about my unprofessionalism.) But Dinklage is great, he’s tough but vulnerable. Two just outside of my top-10 are Robert Downey Jr and Russell Crowe, they are my numbers 11 and 12. They could be easily in top-10 too, so I just wanted to mention them. They’re great and versatile. And hot. The men. The one to watch ezrais Ezra Miller. He is doing very solid work at the moment. If you don’t know his name, check Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin. Talking about diverse.

The last two that I adore are the funny man Jason Segel. He’s like perfect man and so funny. And the last but the most definitely not the least is my love-of-the-movie-life Jeremy Renner. He can’t do no wrong. But I do hope he would again do some other work than hot-heads. But I love him.

TOP 10


johnnyJohnny Depp

I don’t like him at the moment. I don’t have any reason for that but he just annoys me these days. But I can’t deny his talent. He’s so versatile. And fearless. And he’s Jack Sparrow.


bryanBryan Cranston

I haven’t watched a single episode of Breaking Bad but apparently he’s fabulous in it. I added him to my list because of his movie roles. He always disappears in his roles. The most of the time you don’t even realise he’s in the film. He’s just that good.


heathHeath Ledger

What a horrible waste. I still miss Mr Ledger. He was so talented. I’ve never seen anyone to do more heart-wrenching role than his Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain. If you haven’t seen it, watch it. It might be the best film ever made (but is not as you can read later on). And Heath Ledger is the best thing in it.


edwardEdward Norton

He does a bit uneven work but when his best, he’s extremely good. Just watch Fight Club, American History X or my favourite performance of his: Primal Fear and you’ll know what I mean.



Javier Bardem

Talking about diverse again. He could easily use his good looks and exotic origins but fortunately for us, he’s ready to go super-ugly (that wig in No Country for Old Men, anyone?) and act his butt off. Easily the best European actor to date.


leoLeonardo DiCaprio

I think he’s a bit one-dimensional but then again, I’ve never seen any bad roles from him. He does have his mannerism but when you are one of the best actors of your generation, that’s ok. I hope he’ll get his Oscar the next year for Wolf of the Wall Street. He deserves it.


joaquinJoaquin Phoenix

I’m not sure how well he’s able to act someone not addicted to something. But that one he does perfectly. He’s too weird for my taste but I can’t help but to applaud to him whenever I watch his acting. It’s so real. And scary.


christianChristian Bale

Talking about scary; it’s a bit scary how far he’s willing to go for a role. Well, all in all, he’s a bit scary. But no one can’t deny his all-round talent. It’ll be interesting to see how he deals with the romance in Knight of the Cups, it’s been a while since he’s done some.

2) danielDaniel Day-Lewis

The last two mentioned gentlemen are the same calibre as is this gentleman. He just does it a tiny bit better. It’s unbelievable to watch how he just is his characters. He really deserves all the praise his gotten. And will get. Plus he’s sophisticated Brit, that’s a thing of beauty as itself.


bradBrad Pitt

The most underrated actor of our time. He is the other half of the royalty of Hollywood and insanely good-looking, suave man, so of course he is. But since scene-stealing part of Thelma & Louise he’s done the most amazing and versatile work in the films. From serial killer to vampire to every womans dream in Legends of the Fall. And again from rookie detective to mad scientist to death. And Tyler Durden. The best character ever. In the best movie ever.

Any thoughts?

Films (and tv) of the Week Vol.2

I had once again quite poor week within the films. But I did watch the second season of Game of Thrones, so that took most of my Saturday. So I’ll just review it as one of the films.


directed by Richard Loncraine
written by Adam Brooks, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin
starring Paul Bettany, Kirsten Dunst and Sam Neill

wimbledonThe first film of the last week was Wimbledon. I’ve seen it before but only once, if I remember correctly. I’m a huge fan on romantic comedies, so I’ve seen most of them, at least the famous ones, more than once. Some of them like 10 to 20 times.  I’ve probably watched Wimbledon back in time when I still liked Paul Bettany a lot. And that was after watching A Knight’s Tale. He’s killer in that one. But not so much in Wimbledon. Nothing is really killer in Wimbledon except the cinematography and editing maybe. There are a lots of slow-motion pictures. Very beautiful ones, I have to admit. It felt like the cinematographer has made a career as a sport photographer. But that’s not the case. It just happens to be shot by Darius Khondji, the one of the best cinematographer’s alive (or dead, to be honest). I always love his work; Midnight in Paris is one of the most beautiful films ever shot. Or unbelievable cruelty of Amour or Seven, or the beautiful sliding shots in Panic Room. Yeah, the cinematography is definitely the best thing in Wimbledon. And I did like Kirsten Dunst’s lips. It occurred to me while watching the film that she has a few nice kissing-scenes for her in different films (Spider-Man, anyone?) and she shines in them. Her profile when kissing is really beautiful and that can’t be said of many. Oh! There’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau too! Didn’t remember that, so I was pleasantly surprised (read my previous posts and you’ll notice I’m getting a bit obsessed).

Rating: **½ (out of *****)

The Mummy

directed by Stephen Sommers
written by Stephen Sommers, Floyd Fonvielle and Kevin Jarre
starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah

The other one was The Mummy. I liked it back then when it was released. I still liked it but it does look quite awful. It is probably the best thing Brendan Fraser has ever done in the filmindustry and Rachel Weisz is as beautiful as ever (though I do think she’s more beautiful these days).

The Mummy Ride at Universal Studios, pic by me

The Mummy Ride at Universal Studios, pic by me

Some of the writing is quite funny as is John Hannah’s supporting role as a brother of the main female character. But the special effects are just so outdated that it hurts to watch. And for some reason the film feels really long. I don’t usually use my iPhone at the same time when watching something on telly except maybe some reality shows but while watching this I got bored. Feels to me that The Mummy Ride that I took when visiting Universal Studios in LA was more fun. And for sure more scary.

Rating: **

Game of Thrones

created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
story by George R.R. Martin
starring Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Iain Glen, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner, Alfie Allen and Jack Gleeson

gameofthronesGame of Thrones. I love Game of Thrones. I’m not sure but I think the second season was even better that the first. Doesn’t really matter because both are amazing. If there’s something weak in the series it’s the fact that it’s only ten episodes per season. But even that’s a good thing because that way the audience can’t get bored. I don’t know. I can’t really say anything proper. All the actors and actresses are on top of their game. The writing is astounding especially because I think the novels are a bit boring. At least I’m stuck with the second book and it took me a while to get through the first one too. And I like reading fantasy. The cinematography, the production design, the editing, everything’s top notch. The sound. I even got myself thinking how beautifully they’ve made the hairs of the actresses. And I’m not normally that girly girl who thinks things like that. But Game of Thrones is the nearest of the perfection that a television series can be. Can’t really say more. Except that I’m glad Natalie Dormer is in the cast. Once a one random person that I nataliedormermet through my work told me that I look like her. I hadn’t seen The Tudors (where everyone knows her) back then and I was so flattered when I saw her for the first time. I don’t really look like her, she’s a tiny thing with a fine body but we do have common features especially eyes and maybe cheekbones. But I still consider her as my famous doppelgänger, so it’s nice to see her in Game of Thrones.

Rating: *****

This week I will carry on with my IMDb mission. Let’s see how that one goes.