Showing posts from November, 2009

The Bad Guys List

This is a general hommage to my favourite baddies from films and TV! :D The deliciously malicious people who you might love to hate, or hate to love... or just outright fancy. Whatever floats your boat. Most, if not all, of my favourite baddies are either Magnificent Bastards or Smug Snakes according to the TV Tropes Wiki. The two personality types being quite similar. What would Freud say? If I could make out in which order I prefer them, I would list them like that, but since I can't, I'll just go with an A-Z. So to speak. The links are to YouTube clips for the most part. Last revised: 3 June 2011.

Crowning best torso of 2009

Speaking of Heat magazine, I did find something else that seemed interesting. I thought it was a top list of hottest torsos but it wasn't. It's a reader competition: The Heat Readers' Torso 2009 . Send in a piccy of (as they say in this country) a well fit bloke with his top off. He has to be holding a copy of the magazine in question... and of course, you have to have his permission. ;) I wonder if they'll accept a photoshopped piccy of Lucas North or Guy of Gisborne... EDIT: Here are the finalists...

Weird Crush of the Year 2009

I was trying to find out the list of "Weird Crush of the Year" on the Heat magazine website , but didn't find it. According to the Top Gear website, the Stig is #3 this year . Last year, it was won by Jeremy Clarkson (#9 this year), 2007 by James May (#6) and 2006 by Richard Hammond (#4). Can't really argue with the Stig being a stranger choice of a crush than the other Top Gear boys, all things considered... I couldn't find the list on the Heat website itself, but I did manage to track down the top 10 eventually somewhere else , so here goes: 10. Christopher Dean , ice skater and one half of Torville & Dean 9. Jeremy Clarkson , famous petrol head and TV presenter of Top Gear 8. Russell Howard , stand-up comedian 7. Michael McIntyre , also a stand-up comedian 6. James May , geeky TV-presenter and Top Gear 's "Captain Slow" 5. Simon Cowell , of music business fame and famous for being mean on shows like The X Factor , American Idol and

Wuthering Heights - Time for a re-think

About 50 pages left of the book now, and have been re-watching Wuthering Heights '09 ... and formed a new opinion. WH'78, frightfully dull as it was, must be the one version closest to the book. Well, except that the book fails to be be dull. The book is rather engaging and not as tedious to read as, oh, Jane Eyre . Emily is more to-the-point than her sister, doesn't go off rambling in purple-tinted prose about stuff that doesn't have an impact on the story or characters. She also doesn't show off her French skills time and time again, although instead, she writes in dialect, which is only marginally easier to understand than the French. WH'98, what I remember of it, is also at least semi-true to the book, but not quite to the same extent.

Introducing Robin Hood, Monster Slayer! ...Wait, the WHAT?!

Just saw a trailer on the SciFi Channel here in the UK. It's got dragons and monsters and... it's called Beyond Sherwood Forest . Yeah, that's right. As in Robin Hood getting another makeover, this time, in a fantasy monster-slayer type way. Its production company, Front Street Pictures , has this plot description for us: A reimagining of the classic Robin Hood tale merges the elements of magic and medieval romance. The Sheriff of Nottingham has targeted Robin and his band of heroes dwelling within Sherwood Forest. To destroy his enemies, the Sheriff unleashes an unstoppable creature that transforms at night into Alina, a striking woman. Robin must find a cure for Alina before her terror spreads, all the while keeping his childhood love Maid Marion out of harm's way. Or, as the Squeeze so eloquently put it: "If you didn't think Merlin went far enough... well, there you go." (That's BBC's Merlin , btw, and it went so far the only reason you'

You know you're a Richard Armitage fan when ...

I thought there should be a list like this. Maybe there already is, I've just not seen it yet. It's not a massive list by the time of posting this (25 points), but I'm hoping you'll help me come up with more so that one day it will be. :) Last updated: 14 June 2012, the list so far: You know you're a Richard Armitage fan when ...