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Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal.com

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    "Home" Season 4, Episode 2

    The only X-Files episode banned from TV, "Home" features Mulder and Scully investigating the death of a newborn child when they stumble upon an inbred family. Deeply upsetting, this episode showed the deformed results of indreeding and the lengths the family went to protect their twisted secret. "Home" isn't as much scary as it is viscerally disturbing. This episode had a mom trapped inside a closet for breeding purposes, homemade inbred booby traps, and plenty of missing teeth.

    It had imagery like this:

    "Darkness Falls" Season 1, Episode 19

    Praised by the Sierra Club and winning awards for environmentalism, this episode features Mulder and Scully stranded in a remote forest in the Pacific Northwest. While investigating the disappearance of loggers, Mulder and Scully discover the corpses of said loggers encased in an insect's web. Piecing together the evidence, it becomes clear that people are only safe in the light. Hundreds of miles away from civilization, with broken vehicles and a power generator running on its last legs, Mulder and Scully must find a safe way out before they are devoured by the ancient bugs. It also shows the slow terror of a logging manager being eaten alive. This is one of the many episodes where Mulder and Scully are in mortal peril and barely survive.

    "Detour" Season 5, Episode 4

    On the road to an FBI teambuilding exercise, Mulder and Scully stop to investigate the disappearance of Florida locals in a wooded area. They hear rumors of invisible moth men and go to investigate on their own. Using only the best of late 90s special effects, this episode is haunting, as you can see the creatures pursuing our agents. People of the search party get picked off one by one, without any evidence of who is taking them. The episode closes with a shot of one of the creatures underneath a child's bed and will scare the hell out of you.

    "Squeeze" and "Tooms" Season 1, Episodes 2 and 20

    These episodes feature Mr. Courtney Stodden as a liver-eating mutant who can stretch into the smallest of cavities, making it possible for him to crawl through pipes to claim his victims. He has been around for centuries, waking every 40 years to find more people to eat. Though the special effects leave much to be desired, Tooms is very creepy and the "nest" he makes gives him an animalistic terror. Furthermore, he takes trophies from each victim and snags Scully's necklace.

    "Never Again" Season 4, Episode 13

    This Scully-centric features drunken, murderous tattoos voiced by Jodie Foster. After a "nice guy" gets divorced from his wife, he does the logical thing and gets a tattoo. It turns out the ink is infested with ergot and causes hallucinations, which makes him kill his neighbor. Scully ends up going who with the man and finds herself in danger. The tattoo tells the man to kill Scully. The morning after, Scully realizes she is in danger when she's visited by dectectives and must find a way out. Looking at the trailer, it is obvious that this episode played upon many women's very real fears.

    Apparently Gillian Anderson's new novel is good. It features a supernatural plot and female lead, and Gillian reads the audiobook.

    Source: Read about her novel

    Episode descriptions are written by me.

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    Chadwick Boseman, recently cast as Marvel's Black Panther, has reportedly signed a contract for five films. Boseman had been rumored to be on the AoU set so he will most likely have a cameo in The Avengers: Age of Ultron (coming out May 2015) but is also set to debut in Captain America: Civil War since his character sides with Captain America during the conflict. Black Panther is set to come out on November 5th, 2017.

    source(summarized by moi)

    Does anyone else think that five picture deal is gonna run out really fucking fast if they're counting Infinity Wars as two films?

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    very reminiscent of five gum commercials, but I'm excited nonetheless

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    Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, and Susan Sarandon have signed on to star in "Three Generations", which Big Beach (Little Miss Sunshine) will be producing.

    "Three Generations" will be about how a NYC teen transitioning from a female to male and how her single mother deals with that. Meanwhile, the teen's lesbian grandmother is also dealing with her grandaughter's transition and her daughter's inability to move out of the house she grew up in.

    The film was written by Nikole Beckwith and will be directed by Gaby Dellal.

    source: thr - rewritten by me
    elle fanning coming for that oscar... 

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  • 10/30/14--19:15: A Gemma Arterton Post!
  • Gemma did an interview and photoshoot for the London Evening Standard


    Some (paraphrased) snippets and quotes from the interview:

    • The interviewer has met her multiple times before this and describes her as  beautiful, "straightforward and unaffected, warm and chatty."

    • She says it's "no big deal" if people stop her on the street.

    • She almost gave up doing film because she was unhappy with some of the films she made; she prefers indie films and even more than that, theater.

    • But she's grateful for those big films because now she has enough money to pursue the smaller projects she likes better.

    • " ‘I think the best experiences I’ve ever had going to the theatre have been musicals: Spring Awakening, Sunday in the Park with George, Once, The Book of Mormon…’"

    • She has a flat in Paris and says about the French " ‘I love it,’ she says. ‘I love the fact that the people are a bit cold there.’ She’s laughing, but she’s serious. ‘I like that they just don’t give a f***. They’re like, “I don’t care if you don’t like me.” Or: “I don’t like you.” The honesty of that!’"

    • She says she didn't feel like she fit in at drama school because she wasn't as posh, well-read, or rich as the other kids.

    • She's massively passionate about women's rights.

    The article has a bunch more about her life and the upcoming musical Made in Dagenham.


    Gemma on ITV promoting Made in Dagenham



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    Sources 1, 2

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    Iconic actress Anne Hathaway is not only a friend of all living things (except when they have Ebola), but is also an environmental strong advocate. Good conscious prevents Annie from taking a long lazy bath like the rest of us mere mortals - instead she is putting a timer to not overuse precious water when showering. Smart girl.

    "I time my showers. I try not to over-consume things. I used to be a vegan but now that I'm not, I try to make sure of the source so I know where things come from that I'm supporting, especially small businesses that have practices that I believe in.

    Annie was also brave enough to admit she is no longer a vegan, but it doesn't mean she is now crazy about meat tho:

    “I'm vegan and I don't think that everyone should be vegan,”

    "But I do believe in things like meatless Mondays. I think that if everyone in the world gave up meat for one day, it'd make a huge difference in terms of the carbon footprint."

    She recalled the near-death experience of almost drowning on the Interstellar set:
    “It was a scene where my character becomes submerged in water and trapped, so I go down in the water expecting it’s probably not going to be warm but I will at least be dry,” she recalls. “But after about 10 seconds the suit is totally full of water. I don’t know what’s happening or why, but everybody is hurting and cold so I don’t say anything about it and wonder, ‘How long can this last?’

    "Well, it did last and I became tingly and couldn’t feel anything and things were starting to get a bit hazy around the edges. I thought Chris is going to be way more annoyed if I die of hypothermia than he is if I speak up about it and maybe delay filming for five minutes."

    “So I threw caution to the wind and told him what was going on and he said, ‘OK, let’s roll right now.’ And we were done. I was just really, really, really cold and it’s not that Chris sent me off to get warmed up. Wimps don’t last long on his set.”


    And what YOU do to make Earth as green as it should be?

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    The Knick Season 1 Review: Malpractice Makes Perfect

    Fowler gave the season an 8.6/10.

    Eve Hewson is a Fan of Eco-Friendly Fashion

    Eve Hewson with Abigail Spencer (who stars in Rectify, a show that more people should know exists. Watch it on Netflix.)

    On her Halloween costume:"I have a neon blue wig that I want to wear, but I have no idea how I am going to incorporate that into my costume [...] I was thinking about wearing whatever I wanted to, and if someone asks me, I’m Scarlett Johansson in Her, because nobody knows what she looks like!"


    Eve Hewson in Vogue US photographed by Norman Jean Roy, November 2014

    Photographed with fine jewelry designer Eva Zuckerman, a 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist

    Talks about:
    - Algie and Cornelia's relationship and life choices
    - Algie's need for an outlet through violence (his need to be in control and in power in some kind of situation)
    - Algie wanting to punish himself in the finale for his choices r.e. Cornelia, which is why he seeks out the biggest guy in the room to fight

    Sources:IGN, THR, Vogue, AfterBuzz TV
    You can have the Clive Owen tag back now resident Clive Owen stan. Thank you for letting us borrow it. :)

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    Fox is developing a TV series called League of Pan, which will be about the Lost Boys 15 years after they've left Neverland. The show will be set in LA and will feature the Lost Boys getting killed off one by one for a mysterious reason. Will this be the 'gritty' version of Peter Pan? This is some final destination shit going on..

    Banned source wrote: To find out who and why and stay alive, they’ll have to get past the bitter rivalries and bad blood that forced them out of paradise and rediscover the magic that made them fearless.

    source: moviepilot - rewritten by me 

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    The Globe & Mail quotes a memo released by Heather Conway, the executive vice president of English services, saying: "Given the serious nature of what has been reported, we are currently in the process of selecting a third-party company who will conduct a rigorous, independent investigation beyond what’s already done.”

    The Globe & Mail article also quotes a release from the public relations firm Navigator stating that it is no longer managing Ghomeshi: “Regrettably, the circumstances of our engagement have changed and we are no longer able to continue. No further comment will be issued."

    And as, noted in the comments of the last post, writer and lawyer Reva Seth has come forward with further accusations.

    And the Sun has contacted Carleton University about the allegations against Ghomeshi made through an anonymous Twitter account six months ago, and the manager of public affairs at Carleton has responded, saying that they have no information that any of their students have been victims at this time but are looking into information about students in field placements including the Q program hosted by Ghomeshi.

    sources - 1, 2, 3

    there's also a writeup on the whole 'big ears' teddy thing here. Canada.com reports that Ghomeshi has talked publicly about how the bear has helped him with his anxiety disorder.

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    Kelly Reilly, Abigail Spencer, Michael Irby and Leven Rambin will join the second season alongside with Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch and supposedly Rachel McAdams.

    The only one of these 4 so far with a name is, of course, Irby who will takw on the role of Elvis Ilinca, McAdams’ character's partner at the police department.

    Let us play a game and guess the roles and the longevity for the actresses, shall we?


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    Rooney is papped walking away from her ballet bodies exercise class in two cute jackets. She may or may not be returing for The Girl Who Played With Fire. Who knows, tho?

    Anyway, more pics after the cut.


    The the rest of the DM's tedious drivel at the source!

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    Apparently not learning much from the backlash her bandmate got for saying it on Twitter, Dinah Jane Hansen from Fifth Harmony was recently in a Vine where she said the N word.

    She also favorited some tweets where people (one of which is her cousin) say it.

    Sources: Vine, Twitter

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    Some days, things just click. You're on your 'game'. There's a flow. Almost magical. That's what happened on Feb 9th 2014, the day Taylor and I met.

    Just a few days before, I was in Iceland taking promo shots for my latest album Sparks with Jeremy Cowart and I also took the opportunity to have a mini break in this magical country, where not only did we catch the northern lights but we also surprise bagged a baby! Eight and a half months on, Taylor's new album is out and any day now, so is gonna be whoever's in my tummy...wait... was that a contraction??

    Anyway... I digress... so I got a phone call saying Taylor Swift was in London, she'd love to work with me and the only day she could do (between 4 sold out 02 arenas!) was the day after we got back, Sunday. It was both unexpected and not at the same time as I'd heard Taylor was a fan a while back via this Time magazine piece but somehow didn't think it would actually happen. I love co-writing and producing for other artists and I was really itching to get back into the studio for something completely different after the marathon that was Sparks too....plus, you don't really say no to Taylor Swift do you??

    So, Michael and I landed, he went off to shoot a film that week and i dusted off my studio in preparation for my day with Taylor.
    now... I was a bit tired after travelling and it was all rather surreal, so maybe I dreamed some of this but this is how I remember it.

    Taylor was dropped off at around midday and we greeted each other with what seemed appropriate, a big hug. I was half expecting such a massive star to have a huge entourage but very pleased to discover it would be just Taylor and I. Guitar in hand, this tall, immaculate, relaxed and friendly young woman (with from memory some big assed heels on) walks in and we go into the kitchen for the obligatory English welcome cup of tea. We get chatting away.

    It's cold in February here in this old house, so 'd lit the fire in the dining room and we continued in there. Taylor pulled out her guitar, saying she had a song idea that if I liked it, maybe we could work on that one. Great! I thought... a beginning. Because without a beginning, you have to conjure up one out of thin air and we had so little time.

    Taylor strummed and sang a first verse and a chorus. It sounded really good to me already, so I suggested we just go straight down into the studio and I'd start throwing some sounds at it. Maybe we could demo it up for a later time to finish?

    I made a session in Pro-Tools, we set the tempo we felt sounded good against her singing it in the room and I started to record noises. I really felt a driving simple bass line just following the chords would be good. Warm, bendy and a bit buzzy. That and a simple snippy beat created the backbone for me to build on with some instruments in my 'toy room'. For some reason I gravitated first to my set of BoomWhackers (a set of tubes you hit on the floor or against each other and they make a nice percussive sound). Taylor liked these and so in they went. Then, some of my trusy mbira. Such a lush sounding instrument and with very little can really bring some twinkle to a song without it becoming cheesy.

    Every sound that ended up on the song was preceded by sounds of delight from Taylor. That was my queue she was happy and for me to move onto the next sound or part.

    I've worked in the past with a few heavy handed producers (when I was around 17-20) which I really hated. With those experiences, It's very important to me that they are with every decision. We're in this together. That seems obvious perhaps but there are many artists who just get trampled on by various producers and perhaps that's ok with them but I can't stand it and I don't want to do that with anyone else. Anyway.. something tells me, Taylor wouldn't let that happen in a million years.

    I was editing and mixing the bits in, meantime Taylor had written the 2nd verse!
    Good going gals! Teamwork! It was time for a late lunch.

    I have to be honest here and say I had ever so slightly not done my homework on Taylor Swift but had done what I HATE others do of me, which is to pre-judge a person based on assumptions. I had assumed Taylor didn't write too much of her own music (as is the case with many young, extremely successful artists these days who sell shed loads of records) and was likely puppeteered by an ageing gang of music executives, working to formulas and spread sheets. How wrong was I? Totally clued up from a very young age (I had no idea what a publishing label even was at the age of 14 never mind moving my family to nashville so I could pursue a song-writing career!), hyper driven, hard working, really talented and a genuine lovely soul, with a few more boy troubles than she most but you can't get it all right all the time!

    So... lunch was fun and now back to the studio. We still needed a middle section. I fancied really stripping it down, quite moody. So we tried a few things out. One of which had me going over to the keyboard to suggest a slightly 'odd' chord progression as I do like a bit of that on my own records. I played it to Taylor and she quite clearly said "I think we're going to lose them at this point" and I said... 'wow... that I why you sell millions of records and I don't!' She is Taylor Swift and she knows best, so we stuck to the chords, I created a bit of tension in the music instead and then we could woosh into the final chorus from there. I learned that lesson again, keep it simple. I just never seem to remember it!

    Taylor, again knowing what she wants, fancied some Heap backing vocals, so first I had her sing in her now finished lyric and melody (of which she wrote pretty much all of by herself)... which she did in a couple of takes (and what you hear on the album) and I sang a load of Heap style harmonies, textures, rhythmic chants and things, which she loved.
    We then had a quick dinner, came back down to the studio and I 'bounced down' what we had recorded that day to a stereo file for her to take away with her.

    Taylor left about 8pm and we'd managed to demo up an entire song from scratch, whilst still managing lunch, dinner and chat! Quite amazing. Some times it just flows like a dream! Which is what it all felt like after she'd got in the car to go back to London.

    Here's what she wrote in an email to me that night. I'm sure she won't mind me sharing it.

    "Imogen, I've listened to Clean over and over and I can't thank you enough for today. It was one of the musical highlights of my life watching you work. This will be such a special song on my album and I'm so happy this all came together. Hope to see you at a show and if not, I'll come visit next time I'm over here! Taylor"

    I was so excited by the whole thing, I worked until 4am, singing in more vocal backups (my favourite being the last chorus 'and then the... ' line up high), tweaking sounds here and there and then sent it over to Taylor (hoping I hadn't gone toooo far) to which she replied....

    "THIS VERSION IS AMAZING! I'm in love with all the vocal parts you added. Can't stop listening on repeat!! This song is unreal. Well done!"

    So there we go! High on life for a long while after but had to keep it quiet was torturous but the surprise was Taylor's to share for sure. I so enjoyed the whole experience and it gave me a new kinda energy having worked with this mega woman, force of nature. I can't thank her enough for taking a chance on me (I'm not exactly Max Martin you know!) and am so happy the song made it on the record (and feel lucky it's the closing track, coz that's a special spot) as I love it and would have been sad to see it 'sit on the shelf' (as some co-writes I've done in the past have!).

    Felt I wanted to share the experience, as it was a special one. I've also been reading the odd report or tweet here and there that the reason these lyrics to 'Clean' are so good is because I wrote the song with her but FOR SURE they are all hers she deserves all the credit!

    So congrats to you Taylor (if you're reading this) on the release of 1989. I hope it's a huge success (it's looking that way already) and brings you much happiness. I look forward to news of a man who's swept you off your feet and to introducing you to our baby girl/boy next time you're in town and fancy a cuppa in the english countryside! We will find out any day now! Thank you for everything.


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    Victoria’s Secret's “The Perfect ‘Body’” campaign is being criticised for its use of tall and slim models as part of its promo photos. The “’Body’” is actually a type of bra (available in sizes A-DDD).

    Twitter users have expressed their outrage towards the campaign for perpetuating unrealistic expectations about women's bodies and a Change.org petition was launched asking Victoria's Secret to apologise.

    Read more at the source.

    A 23-year-old UK student has called out Topshop for using stick-thin mannequins in their stores. She tweeted a photo of her friend standing next to one of them. The tweet/photo has gone viral with people cosigning the student:

    Topshop has released a statement. Read more at the source.

    Summary provided by me.

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    This isn't a joke. Rogen will play Wozniak in the new Steve Jobs biopic starring Christian Bale. And I thought this was a "serious" movie.

    Jessica Chastain is reportedly being considered for a role. Danny Boyle is directing, and Aaron Sorkin wrote the script. Sorkin, just copy the script from the other 3 or 4 movies based on Jobs' life, is the best form of praise.

    Are you ready for the Rogennaissance, ONTD?


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