Category: Dish of the Weeks

DISH OF THE WEEK #75 TIMOTHEE CHALAMET

Ah, if only I were 25 years younger!!!
Yep, seriously old enough to be this ones mother and then some.

As you will have noticed from recent posts, I have fallen in love with a film called ‘Call Me By Your Name’, for which this young man has earned himself a ‘Best Actor’ Oscar nomination and a ‘Best Actor’ BAFTA nomination at the age of just 22.
The film is also shortlisted for the Best Picture Oscar and BAFTA and he also co-stars in ‘Lady Bird’ which is also nominated for Best Picture Oscar this year.

Timothee Chalamet.

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This is a young man to seriously watch out for.
Talented is an understatement. Just take a look at this monologue from ‘Miss Stevens (2016)’

I first saw him play the teenage son of  Matthew McConaughey in ‘Interstellar’ but it is undoubtedly his stunning performance in ‘Call Me By Your Name’ that won my heart.

As a taster, watch this scene that was shot in one complete take where he’s not only holding dialogue with Armie Hammer, he is also playing a piece on the piano and playing it three different ways!!

Then take a look at this wonderful inteview he did alongside Armie Hammer on the ‘Ellen’ show and see what a heartbreaker this young man is going to be!!

He and the film are up against some very strong competition this year but I am sending all my best wishes.
If he misses out this year, I am in no doubt we will see him win plenty more in the future.

DISH OF THE WEEK #74 – ARMIE HAMMER

Right , here it is.
First ‘Dish of the Week’ for 2018.

As I have just watched him in a beautiful film that I would highly recommend watching, Call Me By Your Name, and, as this is not the first film I’ve seen and liked him in, I thought it was about time that Armie Hammer got a ‘Dish of the Week’ mention.

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Look at those eyes!

Armie was born in 1986 (how depressing) and is a staggering 6 foot 5 inches tall.
He is a stunningly beautiful work of natural art.

He first hit my radar when he appeared in Mirror Mirror as Prince Alcott and when he took the lead role in The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp.

Neither film left me ‘wanting’ to see them again unfortunately, but then he starred alongside ‘Henry Cavill’ (Dish of the week #20 #25 AND #39…. tough competition!!) in The Man From U.N.C.L.E!!

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It doesn’t show in the poster but Armie is a whopping 4 inches taller than Henry!!
It certainly shows in the film.

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I liked the original TV show and  I loved this film, I hope to see a sequel but unfortunately I’m not holding out much hope at this point.

I’ve seen him in Nocturnal Animals that he appears in alongside Jake Gyllenhaal who is Dish of the Week #62.

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I don’t think I was in the right frame of mind however, and can barely remember anything about it. I will have to try it again.

Before ‘Call Me By Your Name’ I saw him in ‘Mine’

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WOW!!
He plays a soldier who is on an assassination attempt that goes wrong.
He ends up triggering a land mine. He’s on his own, in the middle of the desert, exposed to the elements and he must survive the psychological and physical strain if he is to see his rescue!
It is literally Armie, standing on a landmine, in the middle of the desert and tackling every demon imaginable.
It is a brilliant film!!

But ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is an absolute masterpiece.
I hate to jinx it by saying ‘Oscar’ worthy as we are just a couple of weeks away from nominations, but I really think this stands a chance of a few nominations.

So there it is.
The first Dish of 2018.
What a tasty dish he is.

DISH OF THE WEEK #73 – RIYADH KHALAF

It’s been a while since I did one of these and in a way this is a strange one for me because, as much as I love this man, his personality, his smile and his enthusiasm for everything he does, I know that as I girl I would be on a forever losing battle to win his heart.

That and the fact that I’m also old enough to be his mother!!
Oh, and by the way, his Mother is a goddess and I love her to bits! and his Dad is amazing too.

I discoverd Riyadh a few months ago when I had a quiet afternoon and a large bottle of wine.
I stumbled onto this little gem on Youtube. He was such a cheeky happy guy, I couldn’t stop watching.

At the time I was looking for a good laugh and this hit the spot!!
I just had to check out his Youtube channel and found myself spending an entire afternoon having a major fit of giggles and having my eyes opened to a whole community I knew very little about.

Riyadh developed an interest in Youtubing at an early age and worked in radio in Ireland and was recently offered the chance to present his own 6 part TV show with BBC three.
I highly recommend taking a look at Queer Britain. A wonderful show and very enlightening.

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Riyadh didn’t have it easy growing up in Ireland, but he overcame adversity, followed his heart and his dreams and now he’s living his dreams and I really hope that he goes from strength to strength. I want to see him hosting his own chat show in future. He’d be amazing!

I’ll leave you with this little piece from his Youtube channel.

DISH OF THE WEEK #72 – MIGUEL SILVESTRE AND MAX RIEMELT

It’s been a while since I did a Dish of the Week.
Now seems a good time as I have an unusually free afternoon waiting for the dinner to cook and I feel the need to blog.

This Dish of the Week is being shared as I couldn’t make up my mind and after the news I got on Thursday, this Dish of the Week seemed appropriate.

OK, so Netflix have only gone and cancelled one of the most original and diverse shows on TV and they announced it on the first day of Pride month.

Smooth move.

You will have seen me blog a few times in recent months about a show called Sense8.
What an amazing show.
Absolutely impossible to explain to anyone, but amazing. The last season ended on a cliffhanger, and now they’ve cancelled it.

I could cry.

I will never know if they save Wolfgang and he will never get to meet Kala in Paris.

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We will never get to see Nomi (a trans woman) marry Amanita, her black lesbian lover!

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How’s that for groundbreaking diversity.

We will never see Lito become a big hollywood star and be accepted and be able to live a normal life with his boyfriend Hernando.

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We will never know if Will and Riley defeat Whispers.

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We will never see Capheus get elected and make a difference.

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We will never see Sun cleared and get her revenge on her Brother and live a life with her detective Mun.

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So many unanswered questions.
My heart breaks.
I’ve had fantastic shows cancelled abruptly on me in the past but this one is really hitting hard!!

I just cannot understand it.
It’s a popular show. You only have to google it to find that out.
The Twitter boards have gone ballistic since the cancellation news and an online petition to save the show has already reached nearly 500,000 signatures.
The diversity alone is something to love and cherish and nurture and Netflix has just pissed all over it.

It reminds me of the ‘Nuts’ campaign when Jericho got cancelled!!
We can only hope that it has the same effect and we get at least one more season to give us closure. We’ve invested time in all of these characters and we’ve fallen in love with them. We want to know what happens to them. Especially Wolfgang who was last seen strapped to a table being tortured for information!!!

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Anyway, this brings me nicely to this Dish of the Week post.
Two of my favourite characters from this series are Wolfgang and Lito played by Max Riemelt and Miguel Silvestre.

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Max Riemelt, who plays Wolfgang, was born in 1984 in Berlin, Germany and he has that subtle German accent that is very reminicent of Hardy Kruger!! He’s lovely.

Miguel Silvestre, who plays Lito Rodrigues, was born in 1982 in Valencia, Spain and he has a beautiful smile and an incredible bod!

The fact he was one of the gay leads in Sense8 and made an amazingly sexy couple with his partner Hernando just endeared him to me from the moment I saw him.

I’ll be honest, I’ve seen nothing else with either of them in it.
It is something I aim to rectify. So watch this space, I may gush a little more about one or even both of them.

Why wouldn’t I? They are both gorgeous!!

DISH OF THE WEEK #71 – EZRA MILLER

The first dish of 2017.

OK, so this one is one of the youngest Dishes yet!
Only 24 years old which makes me old enough to be his mother with at least one possibility of an older sibling!!

That said, he’s absolutely adorable and I will be watching his career with great interest.
He is openly ‘queer’ and loving every minute of it.
He says “My friends and I use that word as an all-encompassing banner. For every human being, there should be an ongoing question and investigation of who you love and everything that’s involved with that very tricky and beautiful thing.”

He is fun to watch in interviews. Very geeky and has incredible style.

So far, I’ve seen him in We Need to Talk about Kevin

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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But it’s his arrival as The Flash that I am really looking forward to in 2018

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And I really need to get hold of a copy of Madame Bovary. A period piece in which Ezra looks stunning!
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Watch this space.
I will be geeking out about the Flash as more info becomes available.

DISH OF THE WEEK #70 RYAN CORR

Time for another Dish of the Week.

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He’s an actor I’m sure we are going to see much more of in the future.

He’s only 27 which makes me old enough to be his Mother!! How depressing.
I’ve only actually seen him in 2 things and in both of them he had me sobbing.

He played ‘Art’ in ‘The Water Diviner’ with Russell Crowe.
A relatively small part but pivotal to the whole film.

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Mainly set in the years after the first world war, Russell Crowe plays a father looking for the bodies of his three sons who were lost at Gallipolli.
Turns out, one of them survived, ‘Art’, but he cannot forgive himself for what happened to his brothers and in the scene where you finally find out why he feels that way, I defy you not to cry!!
Ryan Corr is absolutely heartbreaking and pulls off a stunning performance.

His breakthrough film though is ‘Holding the Man’
Indeed he won GQ breakthrough actor of the year in 2015 for this role.
He also won the Australian Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor and the Australian Film Institutes Award for Best Actor for his role in this fim.

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In ‘Holding the Man’ he plays Tim Conigrave.
The Mail Online stated…..

Melbourne-born Ryan takes the leading role in the Australian film adaptation of the 1995 memoir Holding The Man.
Ryan plays the late Timothy Conigrave, the Australian man who penned the novel about his life and long term gay relationship in the seventies.
The best selling book focuses on Timothy’s life partnership with John Caleo, who he met in high school.
It explores the highs and lows of their love, along with the tragic news that both men had tested positive to HIV in the mid-eighties.
Winning a United Nations Human Rights Award the story has previously been adapted for stage, with a film the latest achievement for the publication.

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The film is both funny and absolutely heart crushing!!
A stunning testament to a courageous relationship in a time that wasn’t quite as forgiving as it is now, but we still have a long way to go.
Again, you will need a box of tissues for this one, particularly the last 5 minutes!!

So, after this it would appear that Ryan has been brought onto the Hollywood radar.
He’s done a few shorts and continued with Australian TV but he’s also in a movie due for release later this year Starring Andrew Garfield, Hugo Weaving and Sam Worthington about Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who during WWII,  refuses to kill people and becomes the first conscientious objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Ryan plays Lt Manville. He’s not in the trailer and I can’t see it being a huge part but it gets his foot in the door for bigger things.

So there you have it.
An actor I’m sure will see huge success in his future.
And very easy on the eyes too!!

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DISH OF THE WEEK #69 DOMHNALL GLEESON

So I’m sitting here with my morning cuppa with not much to do, as the house is tidier than it’s been in weeks due to our inspection today. I can’t go anywhere because I’m expecting a delivery (more about that one in a minute) and the rental agency could turn up at anytime over the next 3 hours.

So, I’ve been thinking about what to do in the meantime and it has literally just hit me.
I suppose it was inevitable really, especially after all the major feels I’ve been having over one of his characters in a fan-fiction this past week.

Time for another Dish of the Week.
Domhnall Gleeson – The General himself!

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Another slow burner that’s been on the radar for a few years.
Looking at his filmography, it’s surprising the amount of things I’ve seen him in already.

Let’s start off with the man himself.
Born in Dublin, Ireland on May 12th 1983 -HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TOMORROW!!!
So, 33 years old and 13 years my junior, how depressing.

At 6’1, he’s still 2 inches shorter than his Star Wars counterpart Adam Driver.
His father is the wonderful actor Brendan Gleeson who was also in the Harry Potter movies as Mad Eye Moody.

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So, let’s see, on the radar in the following movies…..

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts 1 + 2

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Dredd alongside another Dish, Karl Urban but in this one, his beautiful green eyes had been removed and replaced with tech ones.

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About Time, a comedy romance that I will be seeing again today when my delivery arrives.

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Frank.
This is a very strange one! I couldn’t really get my head around it although it does showcase Domhnall’s acting really well.

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Unbroken – which I haven’t seen yet but will be watching later when my delivery arrives along with About Time!!!

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Then things started to become a little more interesting.
I was noticing this man and his talent a bit more than I had done previously and these next three movies slapped me in the face and woke me up to his potential.

Ex-Machina alongside Oscar Isaac who is Poe Dameron in Star Wars VII
This is a favourite of mine at the moment. One of the best films of the last couple of years.

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Star Wars VII
No need to tell you how I feel about this one!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it to pieces.
Love the animosity between Kylo and Hux. Can’t wait to see how it plays out in VIII
Obviously my current fan-fiction fettish has helped this one along just a tad but I think it’s safe to say that the relationship I’m reading about will definately NOT be making it anywhere near the big screen.

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Finally, The Revenant
Major Oscar winning movie and Domhnall was amazing in it.

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The thing about Domhnall that always catches me out is the accent.
In everything I’ve seen him in he’s either got an American accent or a very British accent.
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Then when you go and look at interviews and behind the scenes stuff he has a thick Irish accent. It’s lovely!! I wish he could get to use it more.
Like this!!……

One thing I’ve really come to notice about him more than anything is that he has very soulful looking eyes.
He conveys concern, empathy, panic, and longing incredibly well just through his eyes.

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I look forward to seeing where his career takes him.
For now, I’m just getting exceptionally excited about Star Wars VIII.
Not one, not two, but three Dish of the Weeks all in one movie!!! with one of them being my absolute number one obsession.

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I don’t think I’m going to be able to contain myself when I finally get to see it.

Finally, I just have to end this post with this little beauty I discovered through Tumblr.
One of my favourite songs at the moment and then I discovered someone had made a General Hux compilation to it and it’s perfect!!!
My General has just become an Emperor!