Being sick in the summer sucks. Last week, it was super sunny and warm here, but I had to deal with a fever on top of the heat! Oh well, I'm sure it sounds pretty frivilous compared to the world's problems. What kept me busy was playing catch-up on a bunch of movies I'd been meaning to watch!
This BBC miniseries of one of my favourite classic novels was a superb adaptation! I mean, it starred the gloriously hunky Tom Hardy, who yes completely disappears into his characters. Whether he's playing a violent prisoner in Bronson, a hottie dream expert in Inception, or a tormented Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, he is able to transform himself and become barely recognizable.
Watching Wuthering Heights made me want to dash out into the nearest moors and scream out the name of the man I love, hoping he will come and rescue me!!!
See It (rent or download is your best bet!)
After devouring some gothic romance, I felt it was time for some sci-fi action.
I wouldn't normally watch a movie like this, but because Sarah Polley was in it, I couldn't resist.
It's an interesting concept of fusing two lifeforms together - not quite cloning, but sort of. Obviously, things go wrong and I found it a bit predictable in terms of story, but it was a good watch nonetheless. If you like this kind of stuff, then it's worthy of a watch, in my opinion. If you're not into sci-fi, then don't bother.
After all that darkness and gloom, I definitely was in the mood for something more uplifting.
Just in time for the Emmys, I was captivated with Claire Danes in the HBO movie Temple Grandin, based on the real life story of a woman with autism who breaks down barriers for herself and others. Inspirational and uplifting and mesmorizing, it makes you want to meet the real Temple and just be her friend and have someone as amazing as her in your life!
Congratulations to Temple Grandin for their big wins last night at the Emmys including Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, and the big award of Outstanding Made for TV movie!
Now that I'm better, I wish I could've flown over to New York and go see this amazing performance that Kylie Minogue and Rufus Wainwright put on for a benefit concert!