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NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ Official Trailer – Premieres April 4th

“Hannibal” – Photo: NBC

 

Elegant Horror“. That’s the phrase the producers are using to describe  NBC’s highly anticipated new series, Hannibal.  It  couldn’t be more accurate.   The atmospheric tone of this new show has me more than intrigued.  Frankly, I’m amazed that a network is attempting to show this much gore and disturbing imagery, but I’m really looking forward to it. I love, too, listening to the writers, actors and producers speak about this sacred ground with the exaltation it deserves.  Oh, please do take a moment, won’t you?

I’ll warn you, if the Hannibal Lecter books (by Thomas Harris) or the thrilling films, freak you out, this may not be your cup of tea. (Or your sautee pan of human organs.)

 

 

Now, here’s the thing:  Brittani – The Girl You Want and I are SERIOUS and PROTECTIVE about Hannibal.  We. Mean. Business.  “Do NOT screw it up”, is our constant mantra.

We are both on-board with the cast:  Take a look for yourself.

 

Hugh Dancy Special Agent Will Graham (13 episodes, 2013)
Mads Mikkelsen Dr. Hannibal Lecter (13 episodes, 2013)
Caroline Dhavernas Dr. Alana Bloom (13 episodes, 2013)
Lara Jean Chorostecki Freddie Lounds (13 episodes, 2013)
Aaron Abrams Brian Zeller (13 episodes, 2013)
Laurence Fishburne Agent Jack Crawford / … (13 episodes, 2013)
Hettienne Park Beverly Katz (13 episodes, 2013)
Scott Thompson Jimmy Price (13 episodes, 2013)
Torianna Lee Elise Nichols (3 episodes, 2013)
Demore Barnes Tobias Budge (2 episodes, 2013)
Austin Macdonald CJ Lincoln / … (2 episodes, 2013)

 

Hugh Dancy as Will Graham has much more depth, mystery and a quiet charisma than Edward Norton did in the film, Red Dragon.  Adding even more toughness is Lawrence Fishburne as Agent Jack Crawford.

Mads as LeChiffre in Casino Royale

Next up, we have Mads Mikkelsen (whom you may remember as LeChiffre in the James Bond film, Casino Royal; he had a rather nasty nervous tic wherein his eye would bleed tears while under stress during a particularly pricey poker gamer.  Oh, and yes…a certain torture scent involve a seatless chair, a tied up James Bond to said with ropes…all orchestrated by LeChiffre. (Aaain, Brittani and I consider this very scene as one of our all-time greatest film moments.)

As I’ve made it quire clear, This new series in indeed our cups of tea…to say the least.

Just remember those words:  ELEGANT HORROR.

What are YOUR thoughts on this? It’s just a TV show…it’s not real. (Well….much, anyway.)

Let me help you.  You will watch Hannibal.  You will watch it each week. And you will be alarmed, frighted, intrigued, maybe even put-off a bit by some scenes.  But. YOU. WILL. LOVE. HANNIBAL, which will premiering in NBC at April 4th from 10 pm to 11:00.

Now, you’ve been warned in a slightly more sinister fashion.  We are not merely ASKING you to watch Hannibal, Brittani and I are politely requesting that you sit down on Thursday evening at 10.00 p.m. sharp on your local NBC affiliate.

Are we coming in clear? 

Happy 50th Birthday David Fincher!

Happy Birthday, you obessesive-compulsive hot piece of ass, you.

 

One of DiCs husbands (whom both DivaJulia and I agree on) is celebrating a birthday. Director David Fincher is turning the big 5-0 and I thought we’d highlight some of his impressive work.

Don’t play coy with US, Mr. Fincher. We’ve got your number…and it’s Dipped in Cream, isn’t it?

Known for being behind the camera for films like ‘Seven,’ Fight Club‘ and ‘The Social Network,’ which earned him a Golden Globe and Bafta for Best Director, he started out his career doing music videos.  His first was Jermane Stewart‘s “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” all the way back in 1986.

A couple of years later, David would work with Madonna for the first time with “Express Yourself,” inspired by Fritz Lang‘s 1927 silent epic ‘Metropolis.’

Who’s That FINCHER Girl?

The two would work together again for “Vogue” and “Oh Father.” I wonder if he would ever put her in one of his movies.

It seems 1990 was possibly his biggest video year ever, with “Vogue,” Aerosmith‘s “Janie’s Got A Gun, ” Billy Idol‘s “Cradle Of Love” and Don Henley‘s “End of the Innocence” dominating that year’s MTV Video Music Awards in nominations and wins. 

George Michael‘s “Freedom! ’90” featuring Cindy CrawfordNaomi Campbell and a number of other Supermodels was nominated for Best Direction, Cinematography and Editing at the 1991 VMAs.  Oh, yeah.

As the 90s went on and Fincher focused more on movies and commercials; he directed fewer videos, but there were some standout clips like The Rolling Stone‘s “Love Is Strong” featuring the band and some gigantic models stomping all over NYC. His last was Nine Inch Nails‘ “Only“, and of course he and Trent Reznor would later work together again when Finchy asked El Rez to score ‘The Social Network’ and ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.’

 

How about some Bonus Brad Pitt, because we all know Brad is David’s favorite!

 

Lest we forget, the epically creepy and dank opening and closing sequences in the brilliant film Se7en with Nine Inch Nails AND David Bowie.  This film is like a warm blanket on a cold night…that may just electrocute us if we’re not careful.  Oh, but the prickly fun of  it all…Closer Remixed and The Heart’s Filthy Lesson, respectively set the tone, and then leave us in a heap on the basement floor.  Begging. For. More.

Oh, and one more thing…

What’s in the BOX?

Miss Adam (G)Lambert on Regis and Kelly!

I could listen to this all day, ya’ll…and I probably will…except for when I’m not home. I finally gave in to my husband, family and friends and am going to the doctor. I’ve been sick for three freakin’ weeks and can’t get over it, BLEH! Alex says I have the “Whine Flu”. A-hole.

ANYgay. I loved this song before I heard Miss Adam sing it, but now…wow. When he sings, “very, verrry”, my eyes roll in the back of my head–in a good way. I just love those notes. Oh, and I LOVE his gun-metal metallic boots.

I can’t wait for his cd–and I want it to be just him…not with Queen or whomever is clamoring for him to sing with their band. They can just forget it and let him do his own thing, mmmkay?


Listen and watch. A Star is Born. But we already knew that, didn’t we?