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Renée
21 October 2017 @ 04:11 am
Ever since Fantastic Beasts I have become quite a Colin Farrell fan, to the point of being excited about his upcoming projects. First it was The Beguiled, and now he has two new films that will be released soon.

It is called a Farrellution.Collapse )

And since I will never let it go, someone made a petition a while back to have Colin return for the rest of the Fantastic Beasts film franchise, preferably as the original Percival Graves because there is so much left to explore with his character. While I do prefer the fandom interpretation and headcanons for him more and don't really trust JKR to do him justice in a way that makes sense, it would be wonderful to see him back in the role nonetheless, and play the character proper. Colin's performance was probably the best part of the first film, he was the reason I wanted to watch it in the first place, and is the reason why this resurgence even happened.
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Eivør - Í Tokuni
 
 
Renée
06 October 2017 @ 02:19 pm
++ A brand new trailer for The Carmilla Movie was just released, which actual dialogue and some plotty things, and I'm now more hyped. Give it to me now!

++ I've been delving into Black Butler recently. I became intrigued when I saw, interestingly enough, a beautiful piece of jewelry at a store that was merchandise from the show. Curiosity got the better of me and I researched on what it was, which then I went down the rabbit hole of reading up on the entirety of the series, and, well, here I am today. I've researched both the anime and manga enough to know that this is a series that fits right up my alley, just based on the premise and descriptions of the main characters alone, and the more I read up on it the more fascinated I became. I've only seen clips online, however I do plan on watching the first season in its entirety and see where it goes from there, and possibly get my hands on the manga itself. And yes, I am definitely on the Ciel/Sebastian shipping wagon. As a sidenote to that, I almost saw the voice actors who did the English dubs for Ciel and Sebastian at an anime convention recently, but I unfortunately couldn't make it to their panel in time.

++ In related news regarding anime, I've also been curious about Voltron: Legendary Defender that's been on Netflix. Mostly because of the character of Shiro, because apparently I have a thing for characters with undercuts and white shock hair and who are incredibly honorable and good leaders dealing with PTSD. That's pretty much the reason I want to watch, honestly.

++ Grantchester is another show I've recently discovered. I've seen it around before but it didn't really grab my attention aside from there being a hot priest who apparently helps solve crimes. But there's definitely more to it than just that, obviously. The main character is a vicar who suffers PTSD from WWII, has a complicated relationship with one of his childhood friends who he has feelings for, and is overall a good person who tries his best to help others. I'm making my way through the first season at the moment, and will probably have more to say once I've finished. I know the show currently has three seasons so far, so we'll see how this goes.

++ Fall season has started, and there are many shows that are premiering or returning. Aside from some returning shows (Bull, Legends of Tomorrow, Agents of Shield, Elementary, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place, Berlin Station, Strangers Things, and probably a few others I'm forgetting), I have to say that the fall schedule for new shows has been incredibly underwhelming. Besides The Gifted, not much has captured my interest. And even with my returning shows, those are incredibly few in numbers at the moment. I'm finding that most of my shows now reside during the summer more these days, which isn't necessarily bad. Admittedly, it's kind of a relief knowing that I'll have more time now to finally catch up on the shows that I've fallen behind on.
 
 
Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: Otilia - Bilionera
 
 
Renée
27 September 2017 @ 02:35 am
Namie Amuro announced her retirement from music.

I'm happy for her and of course am fully supportive of her decision, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't deeply saddened by this announcement.

Namie's career has been long and fulfilling, as she first debuted in the early/mid 90s. However, I first discovered her during the early 00s, when I was just starting to get introduced to the whole world of Jpop and other international musical artists. After hearing and watching her music video for "The Speed Star" and her Queen of Hip-Pop album, I instantly fell in love. From her style, her voice, her dancing and the way she presented herself. I have been following her career ever since. Namie is basically my Queen, my Wife, my Bae, I love her so very much. So as a fan of hers for so long this news of her impending retirement has been a little hard to digest. But ultimately, this is her decision and as of this year she has celebrated not just her 40th birthday but also her 25th anniversary since her career debut, if this is what she wants and feels is right for her at this point in her life, then I support her completely. Besides, she's legendary among the Jpop community. She can literally do anything and people would bow down before her, as they should.

Also, she is planning one final album and a tour before all this happens. It's absolutely fitting that her final year be on a high celebratory note, and I plan on making the most of it. I just wish that she would end up touring somewhere in the US, because I would love to see her live in concert.
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Namie Amuro - Baby Don't Cry
 
 
Renée
23 September 2017 @ 07:16 pm
++ So, Stitchers has been cancelled, apparently due to low ratings, the lowest on the network it seems. I'm sad, but not surprised. I'll miss Allison Scagliotti as Camille the most since not only did she deliver the best sassy zingers but she also played an openly bisexual character who was unashamed of her sexuality. That was probably the best thing that came out of the third season, to be perfectly honest.

++ Speaking of, there is now a petition going around which has gotten some attention for the DCEU to have Diana be bisexual in the Wonder Woman sequel and future films, since it's been confirmed that she is in the comics. I don't know whether the studios will allow it, but it would be fantastic if Patty Jenkins could at least try to make it happen in the second film.

++ There is finally an official trailer for the new Tomb Raider film starring Alicia Vikander. This will be based on the 2013 game that rebooted the video game franchise, telling the origins of how Lara Croft became the legendary tomb raider we know her as. Being a fan of the entire Tomb Raider franchise I'm really excited for this film. Just watching the behind the scenes alone has me incredibly hyped for what we'll be seeing on the big screen. I love the games, I loved Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in the previous two films and I know that I'll love Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in this new film. Just as long as they do right by Lara as a character, I'm all good.
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Guano Apes - Open Your Eyes
 
 
Renée
++ Patty Jenkins is set to direct the Wonder Woman sequel. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

++ Speaking of Wonder Woman, I'm incredibly intrigued by the new film Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, which is biographical drama focusing on not only the creator of Wonder Woman, but also on the polyamorous relationship between himself, his wife and their domestic partner, both of whom were inspirations and influences for the fictional character. I hadn't known about this and reading up on their actual history it's incredibly fascinating especially with the special relationship they had with each other. After seeing interviews with the cast and director, I'm very interested in watching this film.

++ Daniel Dae Kim has been cast in the Hellboy reboot. As many are probably aware, Ed Skrein had previously been for that particular role before an online uproar happened in regards to the casting, since that character is originally Asian. Once getting wind of this, Ed Skrein graciously bowed out of the role which has allowed Daniel Dae Kim to be cast instead. This, ladies and gentlemen, is how one handles racially insensitive casting bullshit. While Hollywood may never change in whitewashing roles, this proves that actors can and do have the power to understand and acknowledge such things, and how there is no excuse for them to not step down from a particular role that they know isn't meant for them, because in turn this can become the opportunity that many minorities don't often get since they're mistreated within the industry in general. Ed used his privilege to acknowledge the issue, kindly step away from the project, which in turn has allowed someone like Daniel Dae Kim to take on the role instead. Also, as a sidenote, after what happened earlier with Hawaii Five-0, I'm happy that Daniel has gotten work.

I also love how Chloe Bennet commented about this situation (before DDK was cast, btw), because being Asian herself she has spoken out about these kinds of things and is a huge activist for Asian-Americans within the industry. I love her so much. ❤
 
 
Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: Wonder Woman OST - Wonder Woman's Wrath
 
 
 
Renée
10 September 2017 @ 08:06 pm
I'm not looking for super-friends.Collapse )

As a sidenote, it appears that Jessica Jones is the most popular among Netflix's Marvel lineup, which I am pleased with. But it baffles me that we're waiting so long until the next season. The series premiered in 2015, and we have to wait until 2018 before we even get a second season.
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Dead Posey - Don't Stop The Devil
 
 
Renée
07 September 2017 @ 02:29 pm
The petition to help save Dark Matter has overwhelmingly reached over 30K signatures only after days since it was created, and it's still growing.

Joseph Mallozzi, the creator of the show, has been joining the fight to help get the show renewed and giving us updates on the goings on from his end. He, among many others involved with the show, were also bewildered and stunned by the sudden cancellation. While it's true that this the nature of the business is far more complicated and complex behind the scenes, this decision seemed rather illogical and strange considering how well the show was doing. And while there is some hope and optimism especially with how strongly the fanbase has reacted and even some others in the business as well, there is still work need to be done to gain attention from others who can help pick the show back up to finish the story.

So continue spreading the petition around, go on Twitter and use the appropriate tags to show support, contact Netflix directly via phone conversation or emails. Just keep on fighting. If Sense8 can at least get closure after its unjust cancellation, so can Dark Matter.
 
 
Current Mood: determined
Current Music: The Hamilton Mixtape - Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)
 
 
Renée
03 September 2017 @ 11:28 am
Some happy news, the official teaser trailer for the Carmilla feature film is here:

Buckle up, Creampuffs....Collapse )

October cannot come fast enough! KindaTV will continue bringing the goodies leading up to the premiere of the film, featuring of course Natasha being her usual lovely self. ❤
 
 
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: BoA & Beenzino - No Matter What
 
 
Renée
01 September 2017 @ 03:28 pm
Dark Matter just got cancelled by Syfy.

When I read this, my heart sunk. I am utterly devastated and heartbroken.

Dark Matter is honestly one of the best science fiction shows I have had the pleasure of watching in years. It not only features some of my favorite tropes, but has such wonderful representation with a diverse cast, all the characters are three-dimensional and complex, and the storytelling and plot are just amazing. It was a mixture of so many things I enjoy about this genre and it filled this void in my soul that had been missing since BSG ended. This little found family found their way into my heart and it's always been a joy watching as their story continued forward. To suddenly have it be cancelled after three strong seasons (it was not only one of the best shows on the network but also one of their highest performing ones too, and the ratings were continually going up) is a damn travesty and I just cannot fathom what caused such a decision, especially since it was among an amazing lineup of other amazing shows. Then again, this isn't new for Syfy to be completely unfair when it comes to their own shows, so it's not surprising that they're failing to comment on why they suddenly decided to cancel one of their best shows.

I want to believe that the show can be saved, somehow. If only for one more season. I know that this seems impossible and a huge longshot, but this is how I react whenever something I love gets unjustly cancelled. I want to have hope that with enough fan support something can be done, even if it's just a small thing like half a season to wrap things up proper.

Sign this petition to help save the show. Again, like always with these things, there is no guarantee but we can at least try. If there are other petitions or fan campaigns available I'll make sure to update with those. But for the time being this is the only one that was just created. So please go sign that, and if you have Twitter go and share it along with hashtagging with the proper tags with the rest of the fandom to show support in hopes of a possible renewal.
 
 
Current Mood: crushedcrushed
 
 
Renée
++ Kesha's new album, Rainbow, is honestly such a beautiful experience in every way possible. It isn't just emotionally raw, it is also uplifting and powerful and empowering and just so much fun, too. The positive vibe and message throughout is so encouraging and heartfelt, you can't help but feel good after listening to you and even feel for her, knowing that she is singing from the bottom of her very soul. For everything she's been through, this album represents her rebirth and growing stronger by moving forward, and I love and appreciate it so much. Kesha experiments with different songs and genres, her powerful vocals present in every track, and you can tell that every single song was a labor of love and she is just having fun recording them. It is both different but still authentic to who she has always been in her music, just without the restrictions she was placed on before. I'm so happy and proud of her, that she is able to finally release the music that she's been wanting to create for a long time, and she deserves all the support for this album that she poured her entire heart and soul into. I love you, Kesha. ❤

++ So, since I've been kind of talking lately about merchandising for some fandoms that have been or should be in need of a resurgence, I just discovered that the NBC store still has some BSG merch available. I don't know how long they've been in stock but some are pretty new to me since the last time I checked the site, especially the shirts. Definitely bookmarking this for later.

++ I have been so enraptured by this book publishing drama that occurred last week, which continues to keep going with the more things are exposed. This is honestly so fascinating and probably the most entertaining and intriguing drama that has happened in a long time, better than most fandom wanks in recent years. Just everything surrounding it and what continues to come out from the scam is just so unbelievably juicy, and I'm living for it. But it also has gotten me so curious about other drama or scandals that have happened in the world of publishing.
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Kesha - Learn To Let Go