Stephen Colbert is one of my favorite people, celebrity or not. Mostly because we share a passion for Tolkien and sarcasm. He did a cameo in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [insert my jealous remarks here] and Peter Jackson, director of Middle-earth films has called Colbert the “biggest Tolkien geek” he’s ever met. High praise coming from someone who made sure that small details from the book trilogy, like the standard Arwen’s carrying at the end of The Return of the King made it onto the big screen.
But back to Colbert.
Last weekend, as I was sipping on a Cumberbatch-approved gin and tonic at a ridiculous meat marketclub in San Diego, the DJ played Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” and played a video of Colbert dancing to it. Since then, I’ve youtubed dozens of Colbert videos because I just can’t get enough of the guy. So here’s a few of my favorites. Enjoy. Colbert is awesome.
Up first: Colbert appears on Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Stephen Colbert rapping with Wayne Brady is pure gold.
A novel by George Orwell chronicling life under the watchful eye of Big Brother. A chilling look at a far off future when the book was penned in 1949, it is now a text that reveals a frightening future, 30 years past. The story, about a totalitarian society that feigns peace through terror and war and the man who questions it all, changed the way people look at politics and government while revolutionizing the science fiction genre.
Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. – Written by Fox Searchlight
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role–Chiwetel Ejiofor
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role–Michael Fassbender
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role–Lu
Achievement in Costume Design
Achievement in Directing–Steve McQueen
Achievement in Film Editing
Achievement in Production Design
Why It Should Win
This is my pick for Best Motion Picture of the Year because this film restored my faith in quality film making. But, personal opinion aside, the odds are ever in 12 Years a Slave‘s favor. Statistics have proven over the years that if a film picks up certain other prestigious awards in the circuit–the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild of America, the SAG, etc– that it is far more likely to pick up the golden statue at the Academy Awards. So far Steve McQueen’sdrama powerhouse has snagged the Toronto IFF People’s Choice Award, the Golden Globe for Best Drama, the Producers Guild of America Award (although it tied with Gravity for that one), and the Critics’ Choice Award.
Episode 09×11 AKA the Episode When Dean and Crowley Teamed Up
Happy Wednesday, Hunters! This week we welcomed Psych’s Timothy Omundson to the SPN Family, and before I begin talking about this week’s episode, I would like to point out one thing about our newest family member:
Timothy Omundson looks remarkably like the Bollywood star Aamir Khan.
Now, onto our regularly scheduled programming.
The episode lights up on a flashback to 1863. We see Confederate soldiers taking refuge in a cabin. In saunters Timothy Omundson (who we know is playing “Cain”), and he slaughters everyone in the cabin; the soldiers, we realize, are all demons. And ain’t that a clever way of socially critiquing American history.
The rest of the episode is split into two narratives, since our favorite Winchesters are acting like preteen girls and giving each other the silent treatment.
I am a proud Destiel shipper and have been ever since The Collectress introduced me to the Supernatural universe. Still, I must admit, the Destiel phenomenon on Twitter and Tumblr astounds me. These fans have found a ship to sail and do so proudly on social media.
"What do you look for in a relationship?" Someone who will be the Cas to my Dean. Someone with whom I can share a #ProfoundBond.
While the Destiel ship is not an explicit one on the show, fans of the pairing don’t seem to care. During the premiere of season 9 episode 10, “Road Trip”, the hashtags #Supernatural and #Gadreel trended worldwide as well as the surprising dark horse #ProfoundBond, which fans all know refers directly to the very special relationship Dean and Castiel share.