Tag: Timothée Chalamet


So today has been a good day.
It started off with a well earned little lay in before a planned weekly meet up with an old friend to watch the first three episodes of the new season of The Boys.

These episodes were officially released onto Prime on 4th Sept, but I resisted the urge to watch them until today.

I was not disappointed.
The set up story line for season 2 is looking really good and it is still packed with bad language, guts and gore, a corrupt business, superheroes who are not actually superheroes, superheroes who ARE superheroes, superheroes who were bad but could be turning to the light, and normal every day humans who just want to get to the bottom of it all….. and Karl Urban as Billy Butcher!!

After that, a few little chores were done as I eagerly awaited the long anticipated trailer for the new ‘Dune’ movie.

Again, I was not disappointed. This looks amazing!!

However, what I didn’t expect today was the presentation Q+A as a build up to the trailer reveal.
All the major characters/actors, lots of behind the scenes footage and just mouthwatering moments to keep us entertained until the film arrives in December.

So now I can go to bed happy.
I even get another lay in tomorrow as my Paediatric Life Support recertification course doesn’t start until 10am!

Happy days.


After blogging about how terrible I felt yesterday, I’ve actually had a pretty good day today!

I still had a mid afternoon nap, but I actually ‘feel’ better than I have in a long time. It may just be a ‘good’ day, and only time will tell, but it has actually been a relief.

Anyway, I saw an article pop up today that reminded me of what I was missing the most in this lock down.

May The 18th 1927 was the day ‘Grauman’s Chinese Theater’ Opened In Hollywood.

The iconic building now houses a custom designed IMAX theatre that can seat 932 people and has one of the largest screens in North America.

Grauman's Chinese Theatre, by Carol Highsmith fixed & straightened.jpg

The theatre hosted the Academy Awards in 1944, 1945 and 1946 and there are nearly 200 celebrity handprints, footprints and autographs in the forecourt.

Since 2011, there has been a surge of concrete ceremonies. However, many of these have been paid for by movie studios for publicity reason. They are referred to as ‘mock ceremonies.’ Despite this increase, the ones placed in the forecourt are still chosen by special committee which selects celebrities based on their contributions to Hollywood cinema. Practice blocks, completed inside the theatre before the ceremony, are placed on the walls of the 6 theatre lobby, which is also used as an event space.

And that all reminded me of just how much I miss going to the cinema!!
Yeah, I have my movies at home, but nothing beats going to see a film on the big screen and maybe making a day of it and going out for dinner too.

With everything on hold, there have been movies I have wanted to see that have had release dates pushed back, or no new dates announced at all.
This week ‘should’ have been the Cannes film festival and Adam Driver’s new movie ‘Annette’ should have premiered!! Now we don’t know if it will release this year or early next year.

As for Adam, he still has about 8 weeks of filming to finish in Ireland on ‘The Last Duel’, the film he was in the middle of in France with Matt Damon.
They were just about to move production from France to Ireland when the world shut down. Adam returned home and we haven’t heard a squeak out of him since!

One film I have been keeping an eye on is ‘Dune’. We have been getting little snippets of news and photos in the last couple of weeks and it is still slated for a Dec 18th release. Fans are just hoping that a trailer will drop soon. I for one am really looking forward to seeing how it will look.
I loved the 1984 version with Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides, but I don’t think it has stood the test of time very well.

Kyle MacLachlan in Dune (1984)

With current special effects and Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, I can’t wait to see what they have done. It is a huge sweeping story that was kinda rushed through in 1984 but ‘Denis Villeneuve’, the director of the new one, has split the story into 2 films, which has given me hope that the studio have got a lot of confidence in the final outcome of this movie.

If nothing else, I get to see Timothee Chalamet and Oscar Isaac like this!

For now, I will make do with my home movies. I added to my collection today with the release of ‘1917’.
Better than nothing.


So how is everyone doing during this unprecedented period in history.
How is your lockdown going?

Personally, my lockdown is going OK.
As a Paediatric Nurse, I still go to work, however, there have been BIG changes to the ‘norm’.
The feeling on a day to day basis is ‘ominous’ rather than scary and I really feel for my colleagues who work on the adult side.

My family have ‘so far’ been relatively unaffected.
My parents live just around the corner and apart from dropping something on their doorstep and then stepping to the end of the garden for a quick chat with Mum at the door, I haven’t had any contact with them for over three weeks now.

The extended family appear OK, I keep up with what’s happening over Facebook and Whatsapp.

I had a brilliant evening on Sunday as me and two of my girls joined my Brother, his wife and their kids, my Dad, and few of my Brother’s friends, for an online pub quiz via Zoom that my Brother had arranged.
It turned out to be a good laugh and we won! which was a bonus.

I have been doing a weekly, rather than every other day, shop at the local superstore and we are lucky enough to have a mini market and butcher right over the road, so basics like milk, bread and eggs are readily available when we run out, unfortunately they are also licensed and the household alcohol consumption has gone through the roof!!

The kids continue with their evening walks for exercise and I really need to think about ramping up my own exercise as I am not up to my usual level of mobility. Sitting at home on days off, drinking and snacking, has seen my weight creeping up rather quickly and Ian has literally spent three weeks locked in our bedroom and only comes down for food.

Anyway, we haven’t got away from the Coronavirus completely unscathed.
There have been several losses from the local music community, one of which hit home pretty hard as my daughter lost one of her band mates last week. He was a much loved and highly respected member of the local music community and is going to leave a very large hole in the music scene when it gets back together after the lockdown.

One good thing on my days off, is that I now have the perfect excuse to binge my movies!!
I have been keeping a record of what I watch for a few years, particularly cinema trips, so that we make the most of our Cineworld cards, but last year got completely forgotten about as I came to the end of my University course and getting registered and starting my new job as a Nurse Associate. There just wasn’t time to think about films.

So in January, I decided to start fresh. I did not consider the lockdown that was to come, and although going to the cinema is only a dream at the moment, it has meant that I get to binge to my hearts content at home.
I’ve just done a bit of a tally and, considering we are only 106 days into the year, I have watched 131 movies!!

With the world shut down at the moment, and all movie filming and releases put on hold, I am getting no news or updates about any projects I’m interested in or indeed my favourite actors.

One actor in particular has done exactly what I expected him to do.
Adam Driver, is a fiercely private man at the best of times. Let’s face it, keeping the fact that you became a Daddy secret for two whole years is pretty good going!
After filming for ‘The Last Duel’ was put on Hiatus because of the Coronavirus, there has been no news about Adam. Nothing. Not even a notification to say he’d even made it home safely.
Anyway, I have no doubt he has locked himself away with his wife and son and their dog, Moose, and is enjoying his family before everything goes back to normal.

Until last night, things had been pretty dull when it came to anything to do with future movie releases and then BAM! we get a whole slew of new images from the new production of ‘Dune’, due for release in December.

Now Timothee Chalamet is playing Paul Atreides.
Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know that I have a soft spot for this young man and the first look at him as Paul is very promising.


The picture of Oscar Isaac who plays Paul’s father, Duke Leto, is something else!! Oh Daddy!

Now they’ve dangled these images at us, I hope they will be followed up by a first look trailer.
Then we only have to hope that this whole shit storm is over, and life is going back to normal by December so that it actually gets it’s release date on the 18th December.

Think I have just found a new countdown to add to my blog page.

Right, Keep that social distancing going. Stay safe. XX


Dish of the Week number 82, is Santiago Cabrera.

Over the last few weeks I have been getting caught up in the new Series ‘Star Trek: Picard’
I have to say that it’s been getting better and better each week.

One character has stood out for me (OK two, but we’ll get to the other one in a bit). Cristobal Rios, the Captain of the ship that Picard commandeers to help in his quest, and played by Santiago Cabrera. He also plays all the emergency holograms on board the ship, which gives Santiago and wonderful playing field.

Mr Cabrera has been on my radar since 2006 when he was one of the ‘original’ heroes in the TV Series ‘Heroes’.
He played Isaac Mendez whose super power was being able to paint visions of the future. The only downside was that he could only do it while he was high!
It was one of his paintings that helped to coin the phrase ‘Save the cheerleader, save the world’.

Since then, he keeps cropping up in things that I watch from time to time, like, ‘The Musketeers’, where he played Aramis, and I have to say that this look was extremely hot!

He also played Lancelot in ‘Merlin’

Anyway, I look forward to seeing more of his character in ‘Picard’
It’s going to be fun to see how many emergency holograms they can come up with!!

I can’t leave this blog without a special mention for another character in ‘Picard’.
Elnor, a Romulan played by Evan Evagora.

Evan Evagora is just a baby!!
At 23, and much like Timothee Chalamet, he’s a little too young to be on my radar. So he will just get a special mention here and also, much like Timothee Chalamet, I will watch his career with interest.


Today saw the announcement of the BAFTA nominations. So now we have 4 weeks of waiting to see who wins.
I need to catch up on some of the nominations to be able to give my full opinion and predictions, so the next few weeks will be used to catch up as much as possible. Some of the films are still in the cinema and one is actually on Netflix.

With the exception of 2018, I have kept a record of my cinema visits and movie watching since 2014 when we got our Unlimited Cineworld Cards. I gave up last year due to Uni work as there was just no time to watch movies or go to the cinema as much as I would like and I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to be keeping up with it all.
The best year so far has been 2015 with 64 trips to the cinema and 378 movies watched! I will be doing my best to beat that this year now that Uni is all but over, and so far I’ve watched 9 movies and been to the cinema twice. Two of the BAFTA nominated movies are being shown at our local cinema this weekend so I think some catching up is in order on my day off.
As it stands, there is still only one film I really want to see win something and that is BlacKkKlansman which is actually nominated for 5 BAFTAS.

The following is a list of the categories and nominations that I have an interest in. Starting with Best film.

The Favourite
Green Book
A Star Is Born

No points for guessing which one I want to win!
I have seen Green Book, which is good, but I think BlacKkKlansman is a far superior film with much more of an impact on it’s subject matter.

It’s out on DVD. If you haven’t already seen it, I highly recommend it!!

Next is Outstanding British film.

Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here

I suspect this will be going to Bohemian Rhapsody, although I can’t legitimately give an opinion as I haven’t seen any of the others yet.
I hope to see The Favourite this weekend.

Next is Best Animation.

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

I’m not a huge animation fan, but I have seen the films in this category.
I can’t believe that Isle of Dogs is STILL getting acclaim. It’s an absolute monstrosity of a film!!
Incredibles 2 was good but imho, wasn’t a patch on the original.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was brilliant! Therefore, this one gets my vote.

The Best Director category is as follows…

BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee
Cold War – Pawel Pawlikowski
The Favourite – Yorgos Lanthimos
Roma – Alfonso Cuaron
A Star Is Born – Bradley Cooper

Again, I want Spike Lee to win this one for BlacKkKlansman although Alfonso Cuaron won this category at the Golden Globes, so watch this space.

I’m looking forward to this category, Best Adapted Screenplay.

BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Nicole Holofcener, Jef Whitty
Fist Man – Josh Singer
If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins
A Star Is Born – Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, Eric Roth

Again, it HAS to be BlacKkKlansman. It is a truly unbelievable story. I still find myself in shock that this actually happened and the writers have done an incredible job of writing it with the right amount of humour and gravitas to the subject matter without making it heavy going.

The Best Actor category is going to one person, and that is Rami Malek.

Bradley Cooper – A Star I Born
Christian Bale – Vice
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan – Stand & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

Next we have Best Supporting Actor.

Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell – Vice
Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy

I have the same dilemma with this category that I had with the same category at the Golden Globes.
I desperately want to see Adam Driver win! Although I also want to see Timothee Chalamet win, but with the competition in the category, it’s anyone’s win although, Mahershala Ali won the Golden Globe.

Next is Best Original Music

If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star is Born

No real comment, except to say that I want BlacKkKlansman to win, obviously!

The trickiest category in my books is Best Special Visual Effects.

Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
First Man
Ready Player One

I can honestly say, I have seen all of these films! I can also honestly say that I really don’t know which way this one is going to go. They were all visually stunning. If I had to hedge a bet, I would go for Fantastic Beasts…. and Ready Player One!

And finally… EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Barry Keoghan
Cynthia Erivo
Jessie Buckley
Lakeith Stanfield
Letitia Wright

I have a sneeky feeling that this one will be going to Letitia Wright.


Right, let’s make this quick, I’ve got to get to work.

So the Golden Globes were last night but being in the UK meant that I had to wait until this morning to find out the winners.

To say I’m a little disappointed, and a tad surprised as some of the winners is an understatement.

Let’s start with the biggest disappointment.
Not a single win for BlacKkKlansman!! Not a single one.

Directors Bradley Cooper and Spike Lee were both overlooked by Alfonso Cuaron who won for Roma.

Both Adam Driver and Timothee Chalamet were beaten by Mahershala Ali for Green Book, which is a good film, but better than BlacKkKlansman? I don’t think so.

As I suspected, Rami Malek won best actor and Bohemian Rhapsody won best motion picture – drama.

Anyway, onto the BAFTAs and OSCARS. There’s still hope for BlacKkKlansman.

Think I’d better checkout this ‘Roma’. See what all the fuss is about.


I’ve got a bit of a cold…. again!
It started yesterday when I woke up feeling like I was fighting something and has completely manifested itself this morning.
Nothing major. Funny head that’s making me feel a little dizzy and the usual snotty nose.


Thankfully I’m not back at work until Saturday, so hopefully it won’t get any worse and will in fact be on the run by then.

Today will be a feel sorry for myself day.
I’m seriously thinking about getting my sketch book out and tinkering around with some drawing but I’m afraid it will get me hooked again and I can’t afford that kind of distraction this year.

Checking out the usual on the internet this morning, I came across this…..


It’s the first official still of Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell together in ‘Beautiful Boy’ that is currently in post production and due for release at the end of the year.
The film “chronicles meth addiction and recovery through the eyes of a father who watches his son as he struggles with the disease” (IMDB)

I’ve read the book. I know exactly when this scene takes place. This film is going to kill me.

So back to today.
Stuff exercise and healthy eating.
It’s movies and comfort food.


So here is my little review of the Oscars.
I know it’s a bit late in the day but I was a little pre-occupied with blogging about my London trip followed by a little meltdown about Uni!!

First of all, I can’t believe I managed to stay up until 5 in the morning watching them.
OK, I may have dozed in a couple of places but I did get to the end.

The show itself felt a little bit lacklustre compared to shows I’ve seen in the past, even with the amazing performaces from Keala Settle and Sufjan Stevens.

So, how did my predictions go?

I didn’t make predictions on everything. Like I said in my previous blog, Nominations Are In, I don’t really watch animation or foreign films, so it would be wrong to make any predictions.
So here are the results of what I did predict.

First and foremost, Best Picture.

As much as I wanted ‘Call Me By Your Name’ to win, I knew it wasn’t going to happen.
I tentatively predicted that ‘The Shape of Water’ would overshadow everything and I was right.

I still don’t get it though!!

Shape of Water

Best Actor.

I knew that Gary Oldman was going to walk away with this one.


But it has been lovely seeing Timothee Chalamet relish in the spotlight. A wonderful, bubbly young man with an amazing career ahead of him. Like I said, I have no doubt there will be an Oscar in his future.

Best Actress

I couldn’t give a definitive prediction as I hadn’t seen all the films but I though it would be between Francis McDormand and Meryl Streep and I was right.
Francis McDormand gave a wonderful speech and roused the audience to acknowledge the work of women in the industry.

Francis McDormand

Best Supporting Actor.

No question about Sam Rockwell winning this one!!
I had no hesitation in predicting this one.

Sam Rockwell

Best Supporting Actress.

This is another one I couldn’t definitively predict as I had only seen two of the movies.
Naturally I got it completely wrong and now I really must see ‘I, Tonya’ to see how Allison Janney’s performance nabbed her the Oscar.

Alison Janney

Best Director.

I’m still a little bitter about the fact that Luca Guadagnino didn’t even get a nomination but I was ultimately correct in my prediction. I thought it would be between Christopher Nolan and Guillermo del Toro.
It didn’t surprise me when Guillermo del Toro bagged it.

Guillermo del Toro

Best Adapted Screenplay.

‘Call Me By Your Name’ all the way!!
Yay, it did at least manage to pick up one Oscar.
Deservedly so!
I’ve read the book and the screenplay captures the essence of the book brilliantly!

call me by your name 7

I’m so glad I can actually call this film an Oscar winner.
My copy arrived on Bluray on Monday and I immediately sat and watched it with a grin on my face from ear to ear and ultimately floods of tears at the end. Beautiful film.

Best Original Screenplay.

I had wanted ‘The Big Sick’ to win.
I my heart of hearts, I knew it wouldn’t but I certainly did not expect ‘Get Out’ to win.
Three Billboards and The Big Sick were streaks ahead of Get Out in my honest opinion.

Get out

Best Cinematography.

This was a tough one and I finally plonked my prediction on ‘Dunkirk’.
It went to ‘Bladerunner 2049’.
I was surprised that the academy acknowledged a sequel to a sci-fi movie!!
2 things the Academy usually steers clear of are sequels and sci-fi!!

Bladerunner 2049

Best Editing.

I thought that ‘Baby Driver’ would pick this one up and in the end it went to ‘Dunkirk’.
Can’t complain.


Best Sound Editing.

Surprise, surprise, I wanted ‘Star Wars’ to pick this one up.
It went to ‘Dunkirk’.
Little bit sad about this one.
The sound mixing in ‘The Last Jedi’ was incredible. Like I said in my predictions, the Holdo sacrifice scene alone was worthy of the Oscar with the complete ‘absence’ of sound leading into the explosion having a HUGE impact on the scene.

Best Sound Mixing.

Wanted ‘Star Wars’ to win, adain it went to ‘Dunkirk’
I think the challenges for sound on a Sci-Fi movie are greater.
They are creating sounds from imagination.
With a war film, it’s all about sounds we have already heard and are familiar with.

Best Production Design.

I predicted ‘The Shape of Water’ and I was right.

Best Original Score.

Obviously I wanted John Williams to win this one for ‘Star Wars’ but it ultimately went to Alexandre Desplat for ‘The Shape of Water’

I can understand it but it still disappoints me.
John Williams has already picked up 5 Oscars. One for the original 1977 ‘Star Wars’, one for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, one for ‘Jaws’, one for ET and one for ‘Schindler’s List!! He also has a further 32 Oscar nominations to his name. With a total of 122 awards wins and 252 nominations, he is the undoubted ‘KING’ of the film score.

Best Song.

Here is my shock for the evening.

I honestly thought that ‘This is Me’ was the ONLY winner of this category. As much as I love ‘Mystery of Love’ by Sufjan Stevens, this is me is a real feel good song.

I was gobsmacked when ‘Remember Me’ from Coco won.
All the reactions I’ve watched to this category announcement have everyone in complete disbelief!


Finally, in my own predictions is Best Visual Effects.

No surprise I wanted ‘Star Wars’ to win this one but what a list of films they had to choose from.
Bladerunner 2049, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Kong: Skull Island, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, War for the Planet of the Apes.

This was a really tough category this year and it ultimately went to ‘Bladerunner 2049.

So I was about 50/50 in my predictions.
Not too bad.

Roll on the next 12 months of films.
Not that I’ll get to see many with my Uni course threatening to swallow up all my free time.
It’s only March but I can’t wait to see the end of this year already.


I am a little disappointed by last night’s BAFTAs but not totally surprised.

I’m disappointed ‘Call Me By Your Name’ didn’t win Best Film but deep down I knew it wouldn’t anyway. Three Billboards totally deserved that one.

At least ‘Call Me By Your Name’ picked up Best Adapted Screenplay!
I’ve read the book so I know the screenplay was amazing. It captured the essence of the book completely.

My biggest disappointment last night however was that Timothee Chalamet didn’t win anything.

I didn’t expect him to win Best Actor because I knew that would probably be going to Gary Oldman but I did expect him to win EE Rising Star.

Now don’t get me wrong, Daniel Kaluuya is a wonderful up and coming young actor.
But he’s not as up and coming as Timothee Chalamet.
In fact Timmy is storming up!!

Let’s compare.

Daniel Kaluuya
Has 40 credits to his name since 2006.
Has an Oscar nomination.
Has 8 other wins.
Has 43 other nominations.

Timothee Chalamet
Has just 22 credits to his name since 2008.
Already has an Oscar nomination.
Has 25 other wins!!
Has 43 other nominations.

Timothee’s body of work may be smaller but he’s been getting major recognition.
He’s in two of this years Oscar nominated movies and his performances are brilliant in both, in fact, his performance in ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is astounding.
His monologue in ‘Miss Stevens’ alone is worthy of the Rising Star award.

So sorry Daniel, I think this award went to the wrong person.
I’m not bitter about it. I know that this award was voted for by the public.
Daniel’s movies are a little more mainstream than Timothee’s so it’s hardly surprising that the public voted for someone they are more familiar with, but give it time.
I have no doubt that out of the two of these actors, Timothee will be the one to watch.
There’s an Oscar in Timmy’s future. I firmly believe it.

Shame there isn’t an award for gallantry.
Timmy would have won that one hands down!!



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.


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.