I’M SEEING A PATTERN

Obsession number one = Karl Urban after seeing Dredd

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Obsession number two = Joel Kinnaman after seeing Robocop

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Not an obsession, but definitely a crush = Michael Fassbender after seeing X-Men

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You know what? I’ve just realised why Michael isn’t an obsession….
I can still see his eyes!!

 

DISH OF THE WEEK # 57 – MICHAEL FASSBENDER

Oh dear!!
It looks like I’m developing a bit of a crush on Michael Fassbender!

I’ve only seen him in his 2 X-Men movies, Prometheus and Eden Lake but that has been enough to peek my attention.
After seeing him goof around with Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy promoting X-Men Days of Future Past, I have really warmed to him.
That accent and that shark of a smile are incredible!!

It only seems right that he officially becomes my Dish of the Week number 57.

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Killer smile

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There is no denying I have a soft spot for the younger Magneto.

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Prometheus was intriguing but I’m not sure about the blonde.

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Eden Lake started off beautifully…..

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But ended rather badly!!

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These three are a real hoot together.

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I am holding my breath for the release of Assassins Creed that seem to have been in pre production for…. forever!!
See my posts from Jan 2013 and Feb 2014

https://mumofthreedevils.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/dish-of-the-week-40-altair-ezio-and-connor/

https://mumofthreedevils.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/assassins-creed-getting-there-slowly/?preview=true&preview_id=4204&preview_nonce=e0e8150c23

Michael Fassbender is still the only name listed in the cast.
I really hope this film gets off the ground.
I can’t imagine a better story to bring to the big screen.
If it’s done right it could be amazing.

 

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IT’S STARTING

It’s that time of year.
The weather is getting better, although you wouldn’t think so today and my need to blog on a daily basis is tailing off.
I start off with all good intentions at the beginning of the year to blog at least once a day.

Anyway, nothing much has happened to blog about really so you haven’t missed much.

I watched August: Osage County last night.
What a disappointment that was!!
I found it horrendously tedious.
The only good thing about it was Meryl Streep who certainly earned that Oscar nomination.

Anyway, I’m making up for that disappointment today by taking Murron to go and see X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Any excuse to go see it again, it’s brilliant!!

CAN’T SAY I’M SURPRISED

I can’t say I’m surprised and I’m not particularly enthralled that UKIP has become the top party in the European elections.
However, I think it goes to show that this country has had enough of Europe dictating things.
I think it shows that a referendum is long over due.
Political parties now need to think very carefully about how they tackle this before UKIP starts to win local elections too!!
As it stands I should think that UKIP wouldn’t have won all those votes for Europe if Government actually listened to people instead of forcing them into things they don’t want or need!!

It’s going to be very interesting to see the outcome of elections next year!!

AND….. CHILLAX!

It’s been a very busy but productive day at work today.
I actually felt like I achieved something.

I came home to a lovely meal cooked by hubby and now I’m going to chillax on the sofa for a couple of hours before bed.
Back at work tomorrow.
Hope it’s just as productive!!

Now… what to watch?

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

X-Men Days of Future Past is absolutely bloody brilliant!!!

That has to be the best one yet.
I sincerely hope we see more of Quicksilver in the next one, he was fantastic!!

The Magneto breakout scenes were some of the best use of mutant ability scenes EVER.

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That’s as much as I’m going to say because I don’t want to spoil it for people who want to go see it.
All I’ll confirm is that you definitely need to watch right to the end of the titles.

IS IT THE COSTUMES OR THE MUSCLES – UPDATED

Way back on February 7th 2012 I posted a blog entitled ‘Is it the Costumes or the Muscles’
https://mumofthreedevils.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/is-it-the-costumes-or-the-muscles/

Anyway, I thought it was about time that was updated because there have been some amazing films since I posted that blog and I have come to the conclusion that it is most definitely the costumes that grab my attention before complete obsession of the actor takes over!!

The first mid life crisis obsession was Dredd with Karl Urban.
I really don’t know why I became so obsessed with this character.
I never read the comics and didn’t know much about him apart from what my husband had told me.
However, in Sept 2012, along came Dredd.
I went to the cinema with my husband and……

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WHAM!!!
Mid life crisis obsession number one had started.
For the next 17 months, Karl Urban was my number one obsession.

I watched everything I could lay my hands on and added to my film collection with 18 of his films!

I’ve got to know him and who he is as a person.
How he’s a complete geek himself and loves his job and his fans.
He’s even named one of his sons Indiana after one of his favourite film characters.
He’s only 3 years younger than me.
He loves surfing.
He loves Star Trek and idolised his nemesis, DeForest Kelley, who played Dr McCoy in Star Trek, a role he has now made his own in the re-boot.

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I love him and I still love him.

However…..
February 7th 2014 and a trip to the cinema to see a re-boot of a childhood favourite has bumped poor Karl down a peg.

Robocop.
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I loved the original Robocop with Peter Weller and I was intrigued to see how it could be brought up to date.
I did not expect to love it as much as I did and I certainly didn’t expect to become quite so obsessed with the actor taking on the role.

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Joel Kinnaman is beautiful.
He is absolutely adorable in ‘In Your Veins’, heartbreaking in Johan Falk and completely naive in Easy Money.

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I cannot get enough of him!!
He’s added to my film collection by 7 films and Robocop is due out on Bluray in 18 days!!
Frustrating thing is that he’s only just really taking off so I’ve already seen all I can see and am on the edge of my seat waiting to see what he does next!!
I can’t wait to see the last series of The Killing on Netflix in August.
Steven Holder is probably his best character to date.

Ex drug addict, streetwise and cocky Detective.

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I have just realised I’m getting completely off topic!!

The whole reason for this blog is costumes.
My past 2 obsessions have kicked off because of costumes.
Costumes that virtually cover the actors faces!!

Superheroes in general have become a lot hotter in recent years.
Gone is the spandex, camp and comic book look.
In is the pumped, tough and leather ‘new’ comic book look.

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Is it any wonder I love superhero movies?
I can’t wait to see the new X-Men movie tonight when Ian gets home.

Let’s not forget that there are some extremely gifted actors under all those costumes who put a lot of work into looking that good just so that we can enjoy the characters.
Thank you guys and gals!!
Keep it up.