Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer

The new trailer for Catching Fire debuted at Comic-Con this past Saturday. I've been going to post this since them with a detailed analysis of the trailer. The problem is that every time I watch it to write that analysis my brain goes into fangirl mode. I get chills, I tear up and then I get chills again. And then it's over and I watch it again. Do you see the problem? So, I'm just going to post this with no commentary. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It's that time of year again...

Comic-Con is upon us again. Several of my friends plus quite a few of the authors and actors I follow on Twitter are there. With every tweet, instagram picture and Facebook update my fangirl heart breaks just a little bit. 
I will get there one day. I must. Until then I will live vicariously through social media. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

I've recently realized that for a blog named "Confessions of a Fangirl" that I don't actually confess things very often. Well, today that is going to change. Are you ready? Drum roll, please! Here we go... I'm not a huge fan of William Shakespeare. I studied him in high school and I admire his talent but that's about it. I don't ever re-read any of his plays. In fact there are many of his plays that I'm not familiar with at all. I know, I know- what kind of bookworm am I?!?!

Now that you know that information about me you're probably wondering why I drove 50 miles to see Much Ado About Nothing on opening weekend. I can explain it in two words- Joss Whedon.

Ok, there might have been a few other motivating factors- Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion and Sean Maher to name a few. 

I went into the movie knowing it was going to be good simply because Joss directed it and because it had a stellar cast. I didn't expect to fall completely head over heels in love with the movie. I was mesmerized. The cast was absolute perfection- I laughed, I swooned, I got angry and I got a little verklempt. Because of my lack of Shakespeare knowledge I was afraid I wouldn't understand what was going on but there was never a moment that I was confused. The movie is in black and white, which I thought might be distracting but was just the opposite. I feel like it enriched the movie. 

To get an accurate idea of how awesome this movie is, take all the praise you've read/heard about it and double it. That should just about cover it. And don't worry if you're not a Shakespeare fan- you'll love it anyway!