Aside from my love of movies and television, one thing I must admit to enjoy looking at are celebrity homes. I don’t know why I do it. Maybe it’s the need to feast my eyes on something I know I may never own. Or maybe it’s the fascination most common folks have over these celebrities and their personal lives. We try to find out how they are like when they are at home like us.
But when we do look at their homes, we realize it’s nothing like ours. Most of the time, celebrity homes are painted in white stucco with pristine furniture and fixtures. They are not like us. The homes we see look like nobody has sat on the living rooms or slept on the beds. My faves are those that look like someone has cared for it. I hate those bright white sofas that look like I’d be afraid to sit on them or those home theaters that seem like nobody has even sat on the leather seats. Here are my favorites. ( Read more )
One of the best character actors of all time, Alan Rickman, passed away on January 14, 2016. While he was probably recognized as the iconic Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Rickman played so many great villains that couldn’t have been done by any other actor. And of course, we remember him most as the misunderstood character and villain in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. For all its flaws and beauty, the one thing that made the movie series worthy to watch was Alan Rickman’s Severus Snape. ( Read more )
After watching the pilot episode of the TV series version of Mortal Instruments Shadowhunters, the inclination to read the books is still nowhere for me, not even a tingle. It’s even worse than the movie. The first time I saw Clary appear on the show, the first thing I can think of is why she is wearing a wig. Then Katherine McNamara spoke for the first time and I just knew they chose the wrong actor again. And it didn’t help that barely none of the other characters can make up for the unappealing protagonist. What’s with those ridiculous shoes? I find it crazy to see female characters that need to do a lot of running and fighting wearing 3-inch platform boots. Don’t they see how funny the character looks while running? The shoes that Clary was wearing looked like they were heavier than both her legs. ( Read more )