Monday, 30 September 2013

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Movie review - Monsters University (2013)

Monsters University (2013) / animation, adventure, family

Directed by Dan Scanlon
Screenplay by Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird and Dan Scanlon
Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Aubrey Plaza, John Krasinski, Beth Behrs
Trailer: click.

What was the path of Mike and Sulley before they became part of most profitable and best-known scaring company Monsters Inc.? Young friendly monster named Michael Wazowski (Billy Crystal) dreamed of being a scarer when he grows up and eleven years later he is a scare major at Monsters University, where he meets his new roommate Randall Boggs (Steve Buscemi) and a blue, big, furry monster named James P. Sullivan (John Goodman). Things start to go wrong when Mike and Sully accidentally destroy a sacred item that belongs to the devilish Dean Hardscrabble (Helen Mirren). Things get worst by the minute but Mike's big dreams became to shattering when he finds out that he's not scary at all. What now?

Prequel to 2001's Monsters, Inc. is simply funny, enjoyable, thoughtful family movie. It's for everyone (not only kids), new characters are adorable, film is sentimental in all the right places and creativity (all small things) throughout the film are very good! On the other hand: movie feels safe, predictable and bland at some moments. I love monsters, the film is solid yet forgettable. 3+/5

Sunday, 29 September 2013

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Round and round it goes...

Hey everyone,

I came across this video a couple of days back and I really need to share it with you. Not sure how fond you are of climbing but I think that this idea is just brilliant. A perpetual motion machine, treadwall... Genious!

And if it gets too easy, you can always adjust the angle and make it more difficult. 

Stay inspired and keep your eyes open, you never know when you'll came up with something new and great!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

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Happy Autumn

It's been a while since my last animal post so here is siberian husky who loves to play in leaves. Funny guy :)

Wishing you lots of inspirations and a playful weekend!

Friday, 27 September 2013

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Last week's favorite looks (September 16 - 22)

Because of the Emmys red carpet (part I, part II and part III), only now post with my last week's favorite looks (September 16 - 22).

Kate Bosworth arrived at the Bulgari Retrospective Opening held at the M. H. De Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco. She wore Stella McCartney sleek black dress.

Miranda Kerr attended the opening night of her Romeo, husband Orlando Bloom‘s play Romeo & Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. She wore white J. Mendel dress with a graphic cut-out bodice, pleated skirt and Christian Louboutin shoes.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in sexy black Versus dress at Another Magazine Party during London fashion week.

Natalie Portman attended the New York City Ballet 2013 Fall Gala in New York City. She looked beautiful in tri-colour aqua-yellow-and-black strapless textured Christian Dior Couture gown.

Street style outfits. Jessica Alba in black outfit with a big smile as she exits Acabar in Hollywood. She was also in good spirits as she led her brood to a birthday party. This time she wore a white scoopneck top, printed trousers and a light cardigan. Vanessa Hudgens steps out in a two-toned peach colored dress while heading to an office building for a meeting in Beverly Hills and Selena Gomez while shopping around Milan, Italy.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

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Happy Birthday - Jim Caviezel (45)

Season three Person of Interest started this week, so on that occasion Happy 45th Birthday to Jim Caviezel!

Among other roles, he portrayed Jesus Christ in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, Edmond Dant├Ęs in The Count of Monte Cristo, Pvt. Witt in The Thin Red Line, Detective John Sullivan in Frequency and Bobby Jones in Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius.

Since 2011 he star as John Reese on the CBS crime drama Person of Interest.

Some more info:
- born in Washington
- his father is of Swiss (paternal) and Slovak (maternal) descent, while his mother is of Irish descent
- has a younger brother Timothy and three sisters: Ann, Amy and Erin
- he played basketball (a foot injury in his second college year put an end to his hopes of a basketball career)
- devout Catholic
- Jim went on a blind date with Kerri Browitt, an English teacher in 1993 –> resault: they married in 1996 and adopted two children from China: a boy Bo James and a girl Lynn Elizabeth (LeLe)

Plus promo for season 3 below.

Red carpet at 2013 Emmy Awards (part III)

We've come to the end. Here is third part of red carpet fashion at Emmys 2013. If you missed first two: click, click.

In this part you can see most of purple and nude gowns plus all of the rest.

Alyson Hannigan in strapless Marchesa. Same Carrie Underwood in voluminous iridescent purple Ramon Keveza dress and stunning during a performance in blue Randi Rahm gown.

Thea Andrews in purple gown with a sweetheart neckline and delicately draped skirt, Melissa Rauch lovely in Rubin Singer gown and Mindy Kaling in Edition by Georges Chakra dress.

Linda Cardellini in fuchsia creation by Donna Karan and Allison Janney in Lorena Sarbu dress.

Nude. Claire Danes in ivory Armani Prive dress, January Jones in Givenchy dress, Ireland Baldwin in Amanda Wakely Atelier dress and Kristen Connolly in Nicholas Oakwell gown.

Fishtail dresses on Jewel and Roma Downey, plus Julie Bowen in mermaid Zac Posen dress and strepless Kelli Garner.

Malin Akerman and Kerry Washington wore Marchesa gowns. They look almost too like wedding dresses.

Emily Deschanel wore a custom vegan gown by Houghton and her sister Zooey in powder blue J. Mendel gown. Julianne Hough in weird looking Jenny Packham dress and Padma Lakshmi in Kaufmanfranco.

Aaron Paul with Lauren Parsekian, Betsy Brandt in Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet gown, Cobie Smulders in J. Mendel dress and trio Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso who wore Naeem Khan golden gown.

Kiernan Shipka looks fresh and young in Delpozo dress, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons in a Tea Collection frock and Zosia Mamet in Honor gown.

Her co-star Lena Dunham in floral dress by Prada, Alfre Woodard in a custom Tadashi Shoji pink-opal paillette-embroidered lace gown and Dylan McDermott with Shasi Wells.

Leslie Mann looked very good in sheer chevron striped J. Mendel dress, striped dress on Carrie Brownstein, Connie Britton in a velvet Naeem Kahn dress and Constance Zimmer in a gold-black Chagoury design with a sheer decolletage.

Jonathan and Gennera Banks, Emilia Clarke in Donna Karen Atelier dress, Terri Seymour in silver gown and Matt LeBlanc's girlfriend Andrea Anders.

Hugh Bonneville with Lulu Williams, Ellen BurstynNathan Fillion with Mikaela Hoover and Michael & Karyn Mendel.

BEST DRESSED at Emmys 2013 (overall/all three parts): Allison Williams, Rose Byrne, Carla Gugino, Carrie Preston and Leslie Mann

Also very nice: Kaley Cuoco, Sarah Hyland, Vera Farmiga, Elisabeth Moss

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

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Red carpet at 2013 Emmy Awards (part II)

Fashion part II at Emmys 2013. First colorful part here.

Julianna Margulies in custom Reed Krakoff dress, Kate Mara in J Mendel, Brooke Burke Charvet and Sandrine Holt in Honor.

Vera Farmiga in a custom black Theyskens Theory dress, Amy Poehler in Basler gown and Robin Wright in sleek and chic Ralph Lauren.

Black and white. Morgan Saylor in Honor dress, Elisabeth Moss in Andrew Gn gown, Merritt Wever and Seth Meyers with Alexi Ashe.

Black lace and sheer. Amanda Peet in Erdem, Aubrey Plaza in long sleeve Marios Schwab dress, Lena Headey in Alessandra Rich gown and Jessica Lange in Escada.

Carrie Preston and Anna Gunn looked amazing in Romona Keveza creations. Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Monique Lhuillier dress.

Sufe Bradshaw in midnight blue sparkly David Meister's dress, Shaun Robinson in Nicole Miller V-cut gown, winner for comedy writing Gail Mancuso and another lady in black Anne Sweeney.

We also saw some beautiful pink gowns. Ariel Winter in Lorena Sarbu, Rose Byrne in custom Calvin Klein top and skirt and Laura Dern in Naeem Khan dress.

Tracy Pollan in strapless gown, Scott Bakula with Chelsea Field, Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano dress and Stephen & Evelyn Colbert.

Taylor Schilling in Thakoon dress, Lily Rabe in Vionnet dress, Jason Bateman with Amanda Anka (both wore Dior) and Mayra Veronica.

Cat Deeley in sequin V-cut black Armani dress, Jane Lynch in Badgley Mischka tuxedo, Mary MurphyMelissa Leo and Sarah Silverman in LBD.

Julian & Emma Fellowes, Damian Lewis with his wife Helen McCroryLisa Rinna and Peter Dinklage with Erica Schmidt.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

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Red carpet at 2013 Emmy Awards (part I)

First fashion part at Emmy Awards 2013! Lets take a look what were celebrities picks...

Starting with primal colors: blue, red, green and yellow.

Allison Williams was beautiful in blue Ralph Lauren silhouette gown and Carrie Ann Inaba also in strepless dress. She wore Rani Zakhem gown with lace detailing.

Rocsi Diaz in fishtail dress by Michael Costello and Maria Menounos in midnight blue Zac Posen gown and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Katrina Bowden in navy blue Badgley Mischka dress, Katie Aselton in Azzaro and Ty Burrell with wife Holly Burrell.

Edie Falco in Escada gown, Tina Fey in a custom sapphire blue halter dress by Narciso Rodriguez and Carson Daly with Siri Pinter.

Jane Krakowski in strapless teal Zac Posen gown, Jessica Pare in turquoise Oscar de la Renta dress and shoes, plus Margo Martindale in dark blue.

Deborah NorvilleGuiliana Rancic in Mikael D dress and Gia Coppola in prom cocktail dress by in Zac Posen.

Red. Bombshell Sofia Vergara is hot in Vera Wang gown and Kelly Osbourne in silk chiffon dress with sequin and crystal embellished back by Jenny Packham.

Heidi Klum dazzled in Versace dress and Kaley Cuoco in maroon A-line Vera Wang ball gown.

Michelle Dockery in a two-tone Prada gown with enormous bow on the back. Al Pacino with Lucila Sola and Ed O'Neill with Catherine Rusoff.

Morena Baccarin showed off her large baby bump wearing an Alexander McQueen gown. My favorite lady in red was Carla Gugino in George Chakra dress. Than another pregnant gal Brooke Anderson in Roland Mouret dress and Jon Hamm with Jennifer Westfeldt.

Danielle BrooksChristine Baranski and Sarah Paulson in a ruby silk-crepe Carolina Herrera gown. Plus Anna Faris in a lemon yellow Monique Lhuillier dress.

Green. Sarah Hyland in black and green CH by Carolina Herrera gown with a deep red lip. On the right Anna Chlumsky in emerald green Badgley Mischka.

Nancy O'DellMayim Bialik in green Oliver Tolentino dress and Allison Holker.

Emmys 2013: thoughts and review

Emmy Awards 2013 through my eyes, some thoughts and quick review.

Host: Neil Patrick Harris
He was great as always.

Likable, not too frequent or too many of them. But singers like Elton John and Carrie Underwood are always worth listening.

Merritt Wever won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (as Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie) and she was honestly surprised. I think we all were. A bit weird speech but I guess she really was spechless:)

And Jim Parsons who won for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory) was cute with: 'It's so silly to be emotional isn't it?' :)

I think there were some surprises: Jeff Daniels, Tony Hale and Merritt Wever.

Some other memorable moments...
1. I really like beginning of the show where Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon and Conan o'Brien come to the stage and then it follows by Kevin Spacey intermezzo.

2. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were also funny literally rolling onto the stage.

3. Dance choreography introducing tv series nominees was cool!

4. How I Met Your Mother sketch that parodied Malibu rehab centers with an intervention of Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris for Excessive Hosting Addiction (EHA) was great.

5. Special tributes were very touching.

Over all it was ok show to watch. I wouldn't say it was awesome or something like that but beside annoying music that you must wrap up your speech I don't have any complaints.