What’s the problem with Armie Hammer?


'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' New York Premiere

Armie Hammer has been on the peripheral of my vision for years since he played the delightful Winklevoss twins alongside Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network. (By the way, no one talks about that movie anymore, I presume Zuckerberg put his algorithms out to kill all mentions.) He’s been chipping away in blockbusters ever since, but nothing I’ve personally watched.

And now Armie Hammer is finally ascending into Hollywood credibility by starring in Call Me By Your Name, which is getting critical Oscar buzz. Continue reading


The Jurassic World 2 teaser trailer with more velociraptor 

We are on the fifth (fifth!) Jurassic Park movie and I do believe that I was the only person in the world who didn’t think Jurassic World with Chris Pratt was a waste. I get it. I am still annoyed that they made Bryce Dallas Howard run in heels everywhere, but ultimately I believe it worked as a popcorn flick. I wasn’t expecting Rashomon. Plus for all the complaining, it still made enough money for a sequel.
And so some marketing executive sat in an office and had a think about what the magic ingredients for a movie-turnaround would be. Apparently it’s Chris Pratt and baby Velociraptor. Not BDH hurling her stilettos at a T-Rex.

If I look at this askance, it’s because currently Chris Pratt has slid down to fourth best Chris (Chris Hemsworth taking the lead with Thor) and because the movie studios have spent FOUR movies drilling into us how terrifying velociraptors are. FOUR. That thing isn’t cute because it’s a baby! That thing will tear your face off and use it as a skin mask. The studio is trying to break down established foundations by retconning a man-killing dinosaur as an adorable corgi that makes gurgly lizard noises. Is that working for you? It’s not working for me.

The Incredibles 2 teaser trailer: Boss Baby by Pixar

For some reason or another, I was incredibly whelmed by the Incredibles when it first came out. And to this day, still don’t really understand why people rate it over Ratatouille. Seriously, if you need a reason why the world is in the state it’s in it’s because people place The Incredibles over Ratatouille on the Pixar scale.

And so I have not been across that Pixar is releasing the The Incredibles 2. Hmm.

I watch that and I think Boss Baby. Boss Baby with laser eyes. Continue reading

Gal Gadot on Elle December 2017

Gal Gadot Elle December 2017

Gal Gadot is extraordinarily beautiful. I’ve said it before – that when I was watching Wonder Woman, I could not stop looking at her face. And I feel sort of bad for saying it, because in a way I’m objectifying her.  She also clearly has a tremendous personality (using her clout to oust Brett Ratner? yup.) and yet I can’t stop telling everyone that I know that I’m in love with Gal Gadot’s face and am looking for a surgeon to graft it on top of mine in a non-creepy way.

Which is why I don’t understand why Elle have posed her as if she has a headache. Guys? Hello? Why is she propping her head up? Is it the bracelet? Did you want us to see the bracelet?

It gets even better in the inside picture. Continue reading

Selena and Justin confirmed as reunited. Oh boy.

Look, I personally was hoping that this was a passing phase and Selena was going to take her new kidney and be single for a while, maybe produce some other TV shows. Or we all lived in hope, that if she was going to date, she would date someone more sensible like John Boyega and/or anybody that hasn’t tattooed their neck recently.  Continue reading

Serena Williams’ incredible wedding

I’m starting to think Serena Williams can do anything. She can win a tournament while pregnant, she can plan a giant wedding with a 2 month old baby and she can fit into a form-fitting wedding dress. Frankly I would be terrified of lactating into something white. She and Alexis Ohanian tied the knot in New Orleans and she looks gorgeous. Of course, generally it’s hard to look hideous in a ballgown silhouette to begin with.

Serena Williams just seems like such a cool lady. And the details of the wedding just made my day. Continue reading