Robin Williams

 

Today the world lost an incredible actor and a truly gifted comedian. Robin Williams was discovered dead in his Northern California home this morning. After battling depression and a recent stint in rehab, it’s believed he died of asphyxiation, though not confirmed whether suicide or not. He was 63.

I can remember growing up watching him onscreen in some of my favorite movies: as Peter Pan in Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Birdcage, Jumanji, the genie in Aladdin, so SO many movies I love. None more than Dead Poets Society. There’s a quote William’s character says in it…

“Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? – – Carpe – – hear it? – – Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.”

And he definitely lived up to that.

RIP O captain, my captain.

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Been thinking about getting inked ever since I turned 18. But I’m really indecisive and my parents are so against it. Not that they have anything to worry about…yet. In the meantime, I can still admire some of these that I’m lusting after.

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Obsessed with Sasha Unisex’s work. I’m not normally a fan of color, but hers are too beautiful not to want.

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I think these are my favorite. So simple and understated.

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But for now I’ll just have to stick with these:

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Still amazing.

Banksy

Banksy!

As much as I loved all London Street Art, Banksy will always hold a special place in my heart. Walking down the street and seeing one blew my mind. They were all over. I found quite a few on the street and then visited Sotheby’s Banksy exhibit with verified and signed work by the artist. I love the political and social statements he makes with his art instead of just pretty prints and designs. He really makes you think.

at the top of Portobello Road

at the top of Portobello Road

along Tottenham Court Road

along Tottenham Court Road

in Notting Hill

in Notting Hill

A wall of my favorites

A wall of my favorites

 

 

And one of my last days in London, I was given this at an art gallery:

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A Banksy scavenger hunt!

Which led me to a fence with a tiny hole that revealed a view of:

one of Banksy's coppers

one of Banksy’s coppers

Definitely one of the most fun and spontaneous things I did on the trip.

Also check out Banksy’s Exit Through the Giftshop film on Netflix. I watched it a couple times in London and it’s pretty interesting the debate over whether it’s legitimate or a “mockumentary”.

Comic Con

comiccon

Another name for paradise.

A run down for those that don’t know about this amazing weekend… Comic Con (aka San Diego Comic Con International) is just a multigenre convention that used to just be for upcoming comic books and sci-fi films, but now includes just about anything that has fan followings in tv or film especially Marvel/DC.

It took me a few days to catch up with everything that went on because I was sick over the weekend, but now I know everything. And everything was awesome. Except that I have to wait over 2 months for the new season of The Walking Dead after that trailer. That trailer!

And everything else that was shown is just getting me more and more excited for these upcoming months!!

TV:

Game of Thrones

no new Season 5 trailer, but we did get a Season 4 blooper reel. El oh el.

and the 2014 panel…

Arrow

Season 3 trailer finally revealing Ra’s al Ghul!

American Horror Story: Freak Show

Making its Comic Con debut (finally) AHS actors revealed their new identities for the upcoming season Freak Show but didn’t release any new trailers or anything. Thank God there’s this teaser floating around keeping me sane until October.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter

Hopefully Season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can pick up where season 1 failed. It lacked the punch the movies have, but never say never when Phil Coulson is involved. Maybe Agent Carter will get off to a better start?

Teen Wolf

My guilty pleasure and all time favorite. Anything with Dylan O’Brien is. And Tyler Posey broke his toe doing a cartwheel across the stage. Gotta love him. And the new cast mate Dylan Sprayberry is the absolute cutest.

And I can’t mention Teen Wolf without…

 Sorry not sorry. (Thanks to my new favorite website).

Movies:

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

Everyone is going to see this anyways because Cumberbatch+Freeman. So there’s no much more advertising New Line/MGM can do.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Electrifying.

Mockingjay Part 1

Such a tease. I want more. But I’m so excited to see Philip Seymour Hoffman finish out his role. I would’ve been so upset if they’d recast and used someone else for the last two films. Also, I was sad that no Peeta was shown in this trailer.

Tusk

Looks ABSOLUTELY terrifying. Quite possibly just as bad as Human Centipede, but almost worse because it’s Justin Long being turned into a walrus.

Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man

but we did get this

And Robert Downey Jr. came out to the panel throwing roses at the crowd…you stay classy, San Diego.

Horns

Daniel Radcliffe with Horns…there have been weirder things in HP so, not judging.

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

The director, Zach Snyder, wouldn’t let any of the trinity (Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, or Gal Gadot) speak because he didn’t want anyone asking questions. Any now we have to wait until 2016 to see anything.

Interstellar
Which looks kind of not-my-favorite, mostly because the trailer was sad and creepy because it could happen one day. But it’s Christopher Nolan and he’s never failed me before, so here’s hoping.

 

Fashion:

Comic Con “Red” Carpet

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And of course, the wonderful world of cosplay.

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Source: Hollywood Reporter 

 

News:

Godzilla 2 is happening as well as a King Kong prequel, Skull Island.

In TV news, DC is releasing 3 new shows on the WB: Gotham (with Ben McKenzie!!), The Flash, and Constantine.
Apparently the lead in The Flash, Grant Gustin, isn’t a huge fan of running…go figure. All 3 trailers are here.

Fight Club writer, Chuck Palahniuk, released his new book Beautiful You and is releasing a Fight Club sequel through Dark Horse Comics!

ALSO! Blur Studios just officially released the Deadpool Test Footage leaked a few days ago:

And can’t forget…

Comics

where it all started.

Not a lot of big reveals this year. It seems like more and more the comics are getting shut out of their own convention. The only releases I saw that got much coverage were Marvel’s Spider-Verse (featuring every Spiderman ever), The Death of Wolverine, and Avengers NOW, and also some news on Star Wars comics set between Empire Strikes Back and A New Hope.

Celebs

Celebs can make or break a show or films Comic Con appearance. And all my favorites happened to make it and stop by the Entertainment Weekly’s photo studio to show off:

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Check out some more at EW

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Overall, I was pretty happy with what was released (and what made it online so I could actually see). Just surprised that  some of the larger movies didn’t reveal anything. No Star Wars: Episode VII or Jurassic World news. At all. A letdown, but ultimately Comic Con served its purpose: upping the hype on already popular films and bringing to light, possibly showcasing some new ones. And with that, it succeeded.

 Last thought: all hail Entertainment Weekly for the being the mecca of Comic Con info, trailers, and news
without which I would be wholly less informed and completely at a loss.