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Back on the ropes…

When people asked me what do I want to do when I’ll be a grown-up, I didn’t know what to answer… Years later, and I still don’t know what to answer. Lawyer, maybe… Nah… Writer? Film… something? Human being???

Never had the claim of a writer, never thought myself as one, not because I didn’t want to, but simply because I wouldn’t find the strength to ascend to that status. Maybe I don’t have what it takes… Talent. Skill. Inspiration. A simple and basic connection between my neurons so I can write down my thoughts… you name it…

So, why come back? Why not lay down and die? Forget? Wait for time to kill you? Maybe because time is a flat circle (yeah, True Detective reference!) and whatever I do, it’s gonna repeat and happen on a basic, tasteless schedule, again and again. but that’s no perfect theory either.

Not gonna go deep with the philosophy this time… Gonna try, but not gonna force my hand. Not gonna go over my head with nothing this time. After all, I think that was my failure… and maybe I’m not alone there…

Gonna try keep it casual and cool (big words already…)

PS: Why don’t you follow this blog, bookmark it or simply remember it’s stupid address? Make an exercise, will yah?

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Rush

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First and foremost, Rush is one of my favourites films of 2013, and, no doubt, one of the finest as well. OK? Now, name a Formula 1 movie that comes to mind. Too slow. There isn’t one. Yet, Rush has a lot potential to strive towards. And belive brother, it is one hell of experience it can give you.

First, Rush is both entertaining and well-made. There aren’t that many films out there whereof I can say the same thing. If you want to imagine what Rush is about, take a great film and inject it a big dose of adrenaline. How does it look like? How does it feel? Quite good, right?

Rush

Niki Lauda – right (Daniel Bruhl) and James Hunt – left (Chris Hemsworth), whose opposite personalities fiercely competes both on track and outside.

Now, Rush tells the story of Niki Lauda and James Hunt, who, in 1976, set the Formula 1 world ablaze, going head-to-head all season in pursuit of the title. They literally lit the imagination of the whole world. There’s nothing more intense to watch that the fierce competition between the charismatic British playboy and the disciplined Austrian perfectionist. Their opposite personalities makes this film so good in characters, while both Chrish Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl performances are priceless. You can’t go wrong with such story arc.

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“The closer you are to death the more alive you feel”

There is one particular line that says “Every year one of us die”. You can imagine that the risks were a lot bigger back then, and this is a great premise to build tension on. The quick turns and the close frames puts you right in the car of Lauda or Hunt while the screeching of the tires and the shriek of the engine is an absolute symphony to the ears. No doubt, this is the best looking and sounding film of the year. Everything is beautiful executed. Sleek and edgy. The sport at its best.

Verdict

With the story of two F1 legends, whose rivalry is even more legendary, Rush brings out the drama and the sharpness of Formula 1 as never seen before. This is the best looking and sounding film of the year and the dramatic effect is never cut off. Both entertaining and dramatic. Overall, among finest films of the year. Top of my favourite list.

Rating:

9 (Amazing)

+ List

  • Hemsworth and Bruhl are great
  • Sleek execution (image & sound)
  • Best Formula 1 film to date
  • Fierce competition (characters)

– List

  • As I read somewhere, it doesn’t goes too deep into analyzing Hunt…

Homeland season 3 trailer

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With almost one and a half month left until the premiere of the 3rd season of Homeland, Showtime has finally released the official trailer of the Golden Globe winner TV Drama and from what it looks like, this season promises to be again on the list of nominees and even winners at 2014 TV awards.

Starry Night

And in this moment I swear, we are infinite..

Do you ever look upon the stars and dream? I know you do. Did you ever feel the perfect peace on a starry night? Because that’s how I feel when I look at this painting. I feel perfect. I feel calm and fulfilled. I feel infinite. Maybe I’m a dreamer and that’s why I feel like this. Maybe it’s only the simple fact that I love the calm nights with their neon lights and stars. I’m starting to feel more and more lost in this painting, lost in the river, among the stars, guided by the city lights.

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A similar view of the one in the painting, 2008.

Light will guide you home.

While I’m still trying to recover, let me write down a few words about the painting itself. It is called Starry Night Over the Rhone and was painted in September 1888 by Vincent van Gogh. It depicts the city of Arles in the south of France where van Gogh moved hoping for refuge at a time when he was ill. The painting shows the bank of river Rhone on a starry night, with the lights of gas lamps and stars reflecting into water.

There is a perfect feeling into this picture and I don’t know where it comes from. Maybe the stars and the sky. Maybe the river. Maybe the reflection of gas lightning… I really don’t know… and I won’t try to pretend that I know. All I know is what I feel and right now and I feel incredible. I feel lost and found in the same time, I feel charmed and fulfilled, I really do feel infinite…

Look again. What do you feel?

Tour de France 2013

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It’s done! The 100th edition of Tour de France ended tonight on Champs-Élysées in Paris. It has been almost a month and 21 stages in the race, covering a total of 3,403 kilometres (2,115 mi) entirely in on french soil.

Bradley Wiggins, the defending champion, retired early due to illness. This left Chris Froome, second place finisher in the 2012 tour, a top favourite for the race, having already won the Tour of Oman, Critérium International, Tour de Romandie and Critérium du Dauphiné in 2013.

There were four main classifications contested in the 2013 Tour de France, with the most important being the general classification. The general classification was calculated by adding each cyclist’s finishing times on each stage. The cyclist with the least accumulated time was the race leader, identified by the yellow jersey; the winner of this classification was considered the winner of the Tour. Additionally, there was a points classification, which awards a green jersey, a mountains classification, identified with a polka dot jersey, and a young rider classification, marked by the white jersey.

And the bets were right! Chris Froome managed to keep the yellow jersey from the 8th stage until finish, winning 2013 Tour de France. He pulled off a time of 83 hours, 56 minutes and 40 seconds, with 4 minutes and 20 seconds faster than Nairo Quintana, the occupier of the second place, who won on both mountains and youth classification. On the other hand, the winner on points was Peter Sagan who kept the green jersey for most of the race, since the 3rd stage until finish, scoring a total of 409 points.

 

2013 Emmy nominations

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Great news! The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in primetime television programming from June 1, 2012 until May 31, 2013, reveled its nominees yesterday. American Horror Story: Asylum, Game of Thrones and Saturday Night Live lead the way with 17 nominations each. 30 Rock and Behind the Candelabra received 15 nominations each, while Breaking Bad got 13 nominations. The list of most nominees also include Downton Abbey, Homeland, Mad Men and Modern Family with 12 nominations each.

The ceremony will be held on September 22, 2013 at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California and the host will be nobody else but Neil Patrick Harris, who also hosted the Emmys back in 2009.

All the nomination can be found on the official site right here.

Man of Steel

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Man of Steel – The  ‘S’ stands for hope

Directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan, Man of Steel is a fresh start for a 75 years-old superhero. With a script from David S. Groyer (writer of The Dark Knight trilogy), Man of Steel introduces Clark Kent as unaware of his moral responsibilities towards Earth and his inhabitant, wandering around America, trying to fit it and remain anonymous.

However, as the story progresses, Clark Kent becomes Superman and takes full-use and responsibility of his powers. Although the film becomes more and more packed with action and special effects as super-punches are flying around and buildings are being torn down, Man of Steel is not a void film. Indeed, it is a great action film and keeps you to the edge of your seat, but it has a lot of drama and moral themes to show you as well.

 You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards.

Man of Steel Henry Cavill

That’s right ladies, Clark caries a lot of responsibility on his strong shoulders…

Man of Steel is a film of drama and ethics, having a character that is really a superhero with moral struggles and ethical responsibilities. Flashbacks from Clark’s past shows how hard was for him to fit in our world due to his powers. Clark is an outcast, and outsider, but as soon as he becomes aware of his moral responsibilities he turns into a true superhero: a strong symbol and an example, a definition for justice and hope. In this order of ideas, Superman becomes one the most ethical and strongest superhero on the screens right now.

As for conclusion, you need to know that you’ll find a serious and responsable Superman, adrenaline-packed fights, a fresh story, great visual effects and a direction that sets Clark Kent in a darker world than ever before, with a lot of genuine problems to be taken care off.

One of the trailers down below:

My rate: 8.5

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Futility

"Futility of futilities, all is futile"

Sorry

"Live to the point of tears"