Actress Mia Wasikowska Rules Our World

Actress Mia Wasikowska is somehow the new girl with the still look that enchanted us. Her roles are a combination of weirdness, mysteriousness and minimalism in acting skills, which we think is more challenging than it appears at first sight. This eerie-looking actress stole our heart from the beginning of her acting career. She is an Australian-Polish actress, and since we really like mixed origins that gives us a hint of cosmopolitan parents, we give her an up vote for this. Here are 5 of her roles in which she did a really great job. It was easy to choose since she’s a young actress.

1. Mia as the stubborn and intelligent daughter of the lesbian couple

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In The Kids are all right, she delivered a great performance as Joni, an 18 years old adolescent and the daughter of a lesbian couple. Joni, along with her brother, was conceived through sperm donation. Now she really wants to know who her biologically father is and she is the one finding out who he was. She appears to be the rebel, but introvert type, questioning her mothers’ choices.. Her stillness is somehow her trademark. Even when she’s revolting against one of her mother’s wishes that she didn’t ride the motorcycle, she’s doing it with a very much appreciated lack of anger and she’s not losing control of her figure.

2. Mia as the suicidal rejected teen

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In Maps to the Stars, Agatha is an atypical villain. She wants to be loved and to be re-accepted in a family she almost destroyed years ago with her burning-the-house-down episode. Looking weird with her face full of scars, she still seems interesting with her black gloves she wears all the time. They are intended to hide her scars, but actually give Mia an incredibly fashionable and minimalist look. Although not her best acting, Mia surprises us with a convincing display of her regret for what she did in the past. Also, she looks fierce when she renounces her good girl acting and smashes the face of Julianne Moore with a rock. Those eyes of her are full of demented gaze. Well done, Mia.

3. Mia as a dramatic governess

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Actress Mia Wasikowska has one of her best acting roles in Jane Eyre, a 2011 movie novel adaptation. Not only that her stillness is fully present, but she somehow manages to raise emotions in her audience when she suffers in silence for the love of her employer. Her mushy eyes tell all there is to know about the complexity of Mia inner fights.

4. Mia as the blood craving cool girl-woman

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Mia is India Stoker in Stoker (2013), a thriller about disturbing family secrets. Filmed with a focus on aesthetics and mysterious frameworks, Stoker is one of the weirdest acts of all of her career. She is also remarkably fashionable. The incestuous sexual tension between Mia and her uncle makes us uncomfortable. But we appreciate her cool blooded role. But that’s the catch; Mia’s complexity is here at its best: she’s cool, but she is also confused by her mixed emotions, falling between disgust and thrill when she realizes who her uncle really is.

5. Mia as a bureaucratic beauty

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In the dystopian thriller The Double, Mia is the lonely beauty struggling to find love, but failing to do so. She is a clerk in a standardized world, in a standardized office, with standardized colleagues, working symbolically in a copy center. Her stillness acts as the perfect match for reflecting the apparent lack of individuality within a dehumanizing environment. Still, she has that much needed uncomfortable and emotional gaze with which actress Mia Wasikowska’s character rehabilitates herself, eventually finding love, against the odds.

 

12 Hilarious Dumb and Dumber Quotes

Now that Dumb and Dumber To is on its way to hit the theaters this fall, we think this is a good time to remind you how hilariously funny and dumb those two guys, Harry and Lloyd, were in the first Dumb and Dumber movie. A painfully true comedy, we may add. We offer you  12 brilliant moments from the 1994 movie.

1.  When Harry realized the truth about long term relationships

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“Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of crap about me not listening to her, or something. I don’t know, I wasn’t really paying attention”

2. When Lloyd realized how hard life is

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“We’ve got no food, we got no jobs… our pets’ HEADS ARE FALLIN’ OFF!”

3. When Harry and Lloyd had the most inspiring communication ever

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Harry: “It’s a cardigan but thanks for noticing”

Lloyd: “Yeah, killer boots man”

 4. When they totally nailed the truth about the dream job

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Harry: “I can’t believe we drove around all day, and there’s not a single job in this town. There is nothing, nada, zip!”

Lloyd:  “Yeah! Unless you wanna work forty hours a week.”

5.  When they accidentally gave a new meaning to a word

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Harry: “One time, we successfully mated a bulldog with a Shih-Tzu”.

Mary: “Really? That’s weird”.

Harry: “Yeah, we called it a bullshit”.

6.  When Lloyd smoothly criticized how seniors are seen

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Lloyd: “Well, can you do me a favor and watch my stuff here while I go break a dollar?”

Elderly Woman: “Of course”.

Lloyd: “Thanks. Hey, I guess they’re right. Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. I’ll be right back. Don’t you go dying on me! ”

7.  When Harry summed up how not having money feels

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“You just drove a sixth of the way in the wrong direction! We don’t have enough money to get to Aspen! We don’t have enough money to get home! We don’t have enough money to eat! We don’t have enough money to sleep!”

8.  When Harry and Lloyd make fun of pretentious high-class charity events

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Lloyd: “All we gotta do is show a little class and a little sophistication and we’re in like a dirty shirt”

Harry: “Don’t worry, we can show class and sophistica – oh, would you look at the funbags on that ole horsehound”

Lloyd: “I’d like to eat her liver with some fava beans and a nice bottle of Chianti”

9.  When Harry reminds us how hilariously clingy we can be when we like someone

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Mary tells Harry when he asks her what are the chances of them being together: “One in a million”

Harry: “So you’re telling me there’s a chance?! YEAH!”

10.  When Lloyd exposes the meaning of romance better than a philosopher

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“The first time I set eyes on Mary Swanson, I just got that old fashioned romantic feeling where I’d do anything to bone her.”

11. When Harry shows us how easy it is to lose opportunities, proving what a good title“dumb and dumber” is

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Girl: “Hi guys. We’re going on a national bikini tour, and we’re looking for two oil boys who can grease us off before each competition”.
Harry: “You are in luck! There’s a town about three miles that way. I’m sure you’ll find a couple guys there”
Girl: “Okay, thanks”

12.  When Harry painfully reminded us how dumb we are when we like someone

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“Yesterday was one of the greatest days of my life. Mary and I went skiing, we made a snowman, she touched my leg”

So this is our list with the funniest quotes from “Dumb and Dumber”. Would you like to add up any other quote?

5 Old Hollywood Glamour Icons We Shouldn’t Forget

Back in the 50’s and 60’s, the Hollywood movie industry had lots of glamour in many ways different than the present one. Women assumed different roles, with sometimes dark, dramatic or overly polarized personas actresses played even off stage in order to strive. For all these reasons, we felt a bit nostalgic and tried to remember that old vibe.  Whether we see them in newspapers, in movies or as style icons, there are some particular actors on the Hollywood scene who represent more than their acting skills. We offer you a list of 5 old Hollywood glamour icons, actresses whose style influenced generations of women, impressed movie directors and established themselves as elegant and desirable fashion icons.

1. Audrey Hepburn

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Widely known as representing the sheer simplicity and elegance and sometimes compared with Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn was not only a good actress; she will also be remembered for her social activist work in fighting child poverty. Her roles inspired women all over the world with her dreamy appearances and her refined fashion taste and, of course, she also attracted a very much appreciated attention to the Tiffany’s jewelry brand.

2. Lauren Bacall

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Lauren Bacall was one the most appreciated actresses in the forties. She was an enigmatic presence with her husky voice as her trademark.  Her voice was actually trained to be lower by a voice coach, since her natural one was a high-pitched, nasal kind. We still love her despite this, especially for her iconic scene where she enters the room in a cool rhythm, almost whispering with her lowered sexy voice “anyone got a match?”. We thank you for that, Lauren. Another trademark of hers was “the look” which ironically started due to her nervousness in front of her camera: she had her strategy of self-control by pressing her chin against her chest and titled her gaze upward when looking at the camera.

3. Elizabeth Taylor

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She was distinctively known for her violet eyes. She practically lived most of her life on the Hollywood movie scene with her child and adolescent roles. Although her younger roles are not that known and she was even fired by Universal, she later won several Academy Awards for her acting performances in adulthood. Her glamorous look was completed with the fact that she suffered from a genetic mutation that gave her double eyelashes. Imagine that: violet eyes and double eyelashes.  As an actress was so valuable that when she considered taking a 3 months break from doing movies, the Hollywood movie industry totally panicked, since much of its income came from her or Richard Burton, her husband at the time.

4. Mia Farrow

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Farrow is widely known for her roles in Woody Allen movies, but we also remember her for her fashionable 60’s graphic prints and her 70’s iconic short pixie hair style, wrongly attributed to one of the most famous hairstylists at the time.  Few know the fact that she was married with Frank Sinatra. As Audrey Hepburn, later in her life she switched her interests to the poverty situation in Africa, becoming UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Her involvement went through an even extreme stage when she bravely wanted to be held captive in exchange of the freedom of a humanitarian worker. We know, this does not sound quite glamorous.  But the fact that a former fashion model and actress does that, although stereotypically engaged with humanitarian work as many do, is still really impressive.

5. Natalie Wood

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With her dark-haired brown-eyed figure, Wood, rather a uncommon beauty, represents the depiction of youth rebellion due to her movie Rebel Without a Cause. Her personal life quickly gained media attention due her unstable emotions and multiple affairs. Although she is considered underrated as an actress, and all the media attention gathered around her being a pretty face, her personal style became popular after her death, with several songs mentioning her in an attempt to a tribute. She is probably one of the most accurate versions of the old Hollywood glamour, due to her sudden death, which froze her iconic image for the future generation of actresses and ordinary admirers.

5 Things We Know About True Detective Season 2

True Detective was without a doubt the most intriguing, well written, well acted TV series of 2014. We don’t care that it didn’t win all the awards it deserved at the Emmys. One thing’s certain: True Detective is not for everyone and probably that’s why the awards went to more “accessible” series. The duo Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson is the best pair of leading actors since…the X Files’ Mulder and Scully. Now we’re dying to see the True Detective Season 2. Here are some official things we know about it:

1. True Detective Season 2 – What’s It About?

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The first season of True Detective dealt with some pretty heavy stuff about the dark, hidden parts of human nature. It was about a serial killer who murdered his victims based on some occult, pagan rituals. All this combined with Matthew McConaughey’s character who was a nihilistic, depressed sociopath, made True Detective a TV series you didn’t want to watch first thing in the morning with your happy family. All that’s gone now, they’ve caught the killer, and we’re waiting for season two. There have been a lot of rumors and speculations regarding the story of the new season. Fortunately, the show’s creator Nic Pizzolatto has shed some light on this matter and made some official statements saying that the coming season is still dark, though not as dark as the first one. It will follow the lives of three detectives, two men and a woman, and it will revolve around “the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” That sounds a bit vague but we’re certain Nic Pizzolatto won’t disappoint because he’s a brilliant writer. An HBO executive said that the writing of the new season is even better than the previous one, saying it’s “exceptional”. The shooting will start at the end of this year and True Detective Season 2 will premiere somewhere in the summer of 2015.

2. It’s Official! Colin Farrell Will Play Ray Velcoro, One of the Detectives

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After an exhausting list of A-list stars that were rumored to play one of the leading roles in True Detective Season 2, we finally have the official names and one of them is Colin Farrell. We’re so excited because we actually love Colin. He proved his acting skills in plenty of brilliant movies and we’re certain he will do a great job. Colin Farrell will play detective Ray Velcoro but more details about his role have not yet been revealed.

3. Vince Vaughn is the Other Leading Male in True Detective Season 2

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Recently a new light has been shed on who’s going to star along Colin Farrell and that actor is Vince Vaughn. He was on the rumored list along with other huge Hollywood names like Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro. Vince Vaughn will play a criminal named Frank Semyon.

4. The Female Lead, Who Will Play Her?

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True Detective Season 2 will feature a female detective too and the list of great actresses rumored to be playing her is growing day by day. So far the “official” rumors mention Rosario Dawson, Elizabeth Shue, Rachel McAddams and recently Keira Knightley was added to that list. Honestly, we love all of them but we’re not really sure who could fit in the role of a dark detective. We’ll keep you updated because probably these days they will make the official announcements on who will be the female lead in True Detective Season 2.

5. Who Will Play the Second Detective?

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Taylor Kitsch is said to be playing Paul Woodrugh, a young detective and a war veteran but the rumors have not yet been confirmed.

Have you watched the first season of True Detective? Are you looking forward for True Detective Season 2?

 

3 Facts to Understand the Emma Watson Nude Photos Scandal

We know for sure that celebrities have their share of online rumors about them, but the recent Emma Watson nude photos scandal leaked  is currently one of the most controversial, in part due to some dubious activity of some sites hoping to gain attention.  Whether you like it or not, there are some valuable lessons to learn from these somehow trivial matters. Let’s recall 3 short facts about the scandal you should know if you want to get your head around it.  You can also understand how the controversial issues around this event shows a little bit more about social standards for women change or resist to changes and as well about how online information needs a better user-evaluation of its credibility.

1.  Emma UN speech for Feminism

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Emma Watson UN speech was a well-received piece that supported feminist action and women empowerment. As a Women Goodwill  Ambassador, her UN speech delivered a message of gender equality , focusing on some very specific example of her own experience: her media sexualisation at only 14 years old, her observation of female dropouts of traditionally “masculine” sports and her labeling as a “bossy” girl at only 8 years old as examples of institutionalized ways of excluding girls and making them feel unworthy of doing  “manly” jobs.  She also outlined some of the most common stereotypes associated with the label “feminist”, like being unattractive, or hating men. She is also considered the initiator of the HeforShe Campaign, aiming at getting boys and men to support feminist goals.

 

2. Emma Watson Nude Photos Threat

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Following this, a message with a link to emmayouarenext.com  went viral  on the internet. Speculation was made that, due to recent events of photo nudes of celebrities leaked on 4Chan, this could be an indicator of the fact that Emma Watson would be the next celebrity to have her mobile phone hacked for naked photos. The site had a clock countdown that indicated  the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds until what was speculated as being that moment.  It was widely seen and analysed in press as a response to her empowerment message and a sign of mysoginistic action against women daring to challenge patriarchal perspectives in society.  Moreover, there is also o growing body of voices saying that the events perfectly express how women are constantly under scrutiny not only for how they look, but also for how they choose to address their social position.  Using threats to leak Emma Watson nude photos pictures a grotesque, yet a widely used strategy to put women in what is traditionally known as their places with the help of their sexualized bodies as a mean of extreme exposure. If you are exposed as woman for the male gaze, you are surely in a vulnerable position that sometimes means a form a shaming.

3.  Photo Nudes Thereat Actually a Prank Aimed at 4Chan

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Later, the site proved to be a hoax initiated by Rantic, an anonymous organization that intended to gather protestors against 4Chan, the initial leaker of the nude celebrity photos series. An later on, this also proved to be more precisely a marketing stunt from Rantic Marketing aimed at shutting down 4Chan, but who exactly knows anymore?

However, this is a sign of a more general tendency of marketing strategies to play with people’s mind when using online viral information. Whether is user-generated or a grand master plan of a PR strategist, it is safe to say this event shows, on one hand,  how online marketing is more pervasive than we might think and also, on the other hand, how fragile and susceptible to lack of credibility viral news and online information are. Emma Watson nude photos scandal is not about Emma Watson, nor about photos with naked bodies. The whole issue tells a story about gendered ways of being in the public eye, about the unequal way women are treated when they show signs of getting power, as Emma showed with her new ambassador role. Finally, they show a darker side of the power of online spread of opinions, positions and the so-called news.