Saturday, December 19, 2015

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What I’m Reading:

Oscar Isaac Talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens http://bit.ly/1NyKtgW
Oscar Isaac is on the cover of the January 2016 issue of GQ. Inside the magazine he discusses the new Star Wars film, his career and his upbringing. I found the interview to be insightful. It’s worth a read.

Midler-Keaton-Hawn Netflix Movie in the Works http://bit.ly/1PbHtcY
Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn are reuniting, 20 years after The First Wives Club, for a Netflix film called Divanation, Deadline reports. I hope it’s nothing short of great. 

The London Film Critics Decide the Irish Aren’t British http://bit.ly/1k77ije
The Irish Times discusses the ignorant error made by the London Film Critics. Thankfully, that has since been amended. On that topic, if I see Saoirse Ronan labeled as British I will not be pleased. 

What I’m Listening To:

Serial Podcast Season 2 Episode 2 - serialpodcast.org
Thursday afternoon, I listen to the new Serial podcast. Episode 2 was great. It involved the Taliban's side of the story which is as interesting as it sounds. 

E-MO-TION by Carly Rae Jepsen
Gone are the days of Call Me Maybe, this is an epic album, an amazing compilation of the strongest pop songs in the past decade. Snubbed by the Grammy’s, this album deserves a lot of recognition. It is fantastic. Run Away with Me, the hit single I Really Like You, All That and Warm Blood are the highlights of the album. 

What I’m Watching:

Political Animals Season 1
Sigourney Weaver stars as the Secretary of State in this political drama. I love American political dramas and had high expectations for this one. Episode 4, though it contained some eye roll moments, I found it to be the strongest. 5 was another good episode and the finale was excellent. Though episodes 1 to 3 reeked of mediocrity, the final three were brilliant. Sigourney Weaver performed amazingly throughout.

Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ Gets Reimagined by 13 Celebrities http://bit.ly/1NSWQIk
This week, W magazine presented us with a viral video. Five words. Drake, Hotline Bling, thirteen celebrities. Kristen Wiig, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Schumer and more recreated Drake’s hit song. The result is amusing.

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