Movies, The Good Stuff, Uncategorized

Movie of the Week: Cracks (2009)

Starring Eva Green, Juno Temple, and Maria Valverde. This debut film by Jordan Scott is set in the 1930’s at a dormitory school in London (I think). Green plays Ms. G, a teacher who guides a group of girls who treat every word she utters like it’s gold spurting out of a drain pipe to learn how to dive “artistically”.

Juno Temple, whom you may be familiar of for her roles in Atonement (as the nosy cousin who gets raped..) as well as Year One (she plays opposite Michael Cera.) plays the role of Di, the leader of the group of girls who seem to live and breathe every praise Ms. G gives to her. But then, she looses her confidence and her ego when a Spanish aristocrat “princess” named Fiamma arrives at their school and is assigned to their group, played by Maria Valvedra (a Spanish actress more famous for her role in the movie Maria P.). Almost everyone, especially Ms. G gets intimidated not only for Fiamma’s social standing but also for her looks, talents, and spirit.

Fiamma, who at the beginning shows off her extremely talented skills at diving has somewhat a history of being a rebel back in Spain..  something which I couldn’t pick up at the beginning but I figured maybe that’s what made her even more interesting to the eyes of Ms. G.

Eva Green is really, really creepy here although you wouldn’t notice it at first. Juno Temple plays the “ingitera” (jealous) roles quite well. But then again she’s a good actress too so that shouldn’t be much of a big deal. Maria came to a shock to me this morning when I found out that she’s 3 years older than me. I thought she’d be three or six years younger. She plays the role very well especially when the girls chase her after the St. Agnes incident. You’ll have to see this movie to find out what I’m talking about. Plus, you’ll figure out why it’s called “Cracks” too. 😛

Anyway… I should get some sleep. Next movie to watch: A Single Man


15 Fictional

Just reposting a post my sister and my best friend tagged me into from Facebook..


The Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen fictional characters (television, films, plays, books, video games) who’ve influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag at least fifteen friends, including me, because I’m interested in seeing what characters my friends choose.



1.) Summer Finn (500 Days of Summer)

2.) Dr. Temperance Brennan (Bones, TV show and Book Series)

3.) Hermoine Granger (Harry Potter Series)

4.) Adrian Monk (Monk, TV Show)

5.) Ted Mosby (How I Met Your Mother, TV Show)

6.) Harvey (the invisible six-foot rabit friend of James Stewart’s character in the movie/play Harvey)

7.) Lelaina Pierce (Reality Bites)

8.) Celine (Julie Delpy’s Character on “Before Sunrise/Sunset”)

9.) LB “Jeff” Jeffries (James Stewart’s character in “Rear Window”)

10.) Melinda Sordino (Kristen Stewart’s character in “Speak”)

11.) Karen (Emma Thompson’s character in “Love, Actually”)

12.) Alex (A Clockwork Orange)

13.) Liz Lemon (30 Rock)

14.) Tom Hansom (500 Days of Summer)

15.) Stefan (The Science of Sleep)



She & Him Performs at The Beach @ Governor’s Island

[Suuper hot] M. ward and Zooey Deschanel, also known as She and Him performs two songs at The Beach @ Governor’s Island on the July 4, 2010. The songs were “Would You Like to Take A Walk” and “You Really Got A Hold On Me”. I love their renditions on the two songs, especially for You Really Got A Hold On Me because if you’d listen to the original, you wouldn’t even notice that they’re the same song..