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Game of Thrones: Foreshadowing

February 11, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Television No Comments →

We like the bit about Coster-Waldau and Dinklage dancing down the steps and the crew being too exhausted to appreciate it.

This goes out to the Grey Worm fans club.

It looks like Valentino is designing for Cersei Lannister

January 29, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Clothing, Television No Comments →

valentino cersei

We spotted this photo in a magazine and thought it was an article about Game of Thrones.

Every movie we see #7: Me, Frankenstein

January 24, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Books, Monsters, Movies, Television 2 Comments →

Movie #5 was Breakfast at Tiffany’s, our umpteenth viewing. Movie #6 was Take the Money and Run, also our umpteenth viewing.

This review was inspired by Monsterpiece Theatre’s stunning production of Me, Claudius.

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Me, Cookie Monstress, watch Me, Frankenstein for one reason: Aaron Eckhart. Harrum-nom-nom-nom. Aaron Eckhart, best known for Two-Face, brilliant at playing super-articulate assholes (In the Company of Men, Thank You For Smoking) and he have granite-y handsomeness me love. Aaron look like Nikolaj Coster Waldau, me think they twins. Me still mad he not punch anyone in the face in stupid White House attack movie Olympus Has Fallen. Why? Why?

No, wait. Me have other reason for watching Me, Frankenstein. We in Church of Whedon love demon-slaying and angels vs demons stuff like the one with Viggo Mortensen as Lucifer. Cookie! Me not watch Underworld movies but the makers of those bake this one, too. Instead of vampires fighting werewolves, gargoyles fighting demons. Original!

Aaron Eckhart play Frankenstein’s creature in 21st century. For someone 195 years old and stitched together from parts of eight corpses, him hot! Mmmm, six-pack. He not eat cookies, me think. In case you finicky, creature’s dad is Frankenstein so that his name, too. Frankenstein monster delicious as long as no smell of putrefaction. Me hate that.

Demons in suits led by Bill Nighy out to get him so they can figure out reanimation technology. Why they need that, demons have no powers? Gargoyles led by Eowyn of Rohan try to stop them. Yes, scary statues in cathedrals are really forces of good. Gargoyle general is son of Bruce Willis in crap Die Hard in Russia. Mmmm, cookie! Demons can be destroyed with sacred objects like swords with gargoyle sigil or holy water.

Me ask: Why not bombard demons with holy water cannon? Oh right, this dumb movie. But fun! in bananas way. Mmm, bananas. Me like bananas but me like cookies more. There should be Aaron Eckhart cookies and Nikolaj Coster Waldau cookies.

Me recommend Me, Frankenstein if you like Aaron Eckhart, Nikolaj Coster Waldau, demon-slaying and popcorn with extra butter. And cookies. Sesame Street, please don’t sue me. Mary Shelley, maybe you should sue Me, Frankenstein but creature in public domain. Oh right, it’s Frahnkensteen!

In Game of Thrones, the characters wear their family histories.

January 23, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Books, Clothing, Design, Television No Comments →


The Smatterist notes the intricate embroidered details in the costumes on Game of Thrones.


Sansa’s wedding dress tells the story of her family. Her mother was from House Tully, whose sigil is a fish; her father’s House Stark is symbolized by the direwolf.


And she marries into House Lannister of the red and gold lion.

Read about it at The Smatterist. Thanks to Ricky for the alert.

Joffrey Baratheon (Lannister) IS King: Jack Gleeson appears at the Oxford Union.

January 17, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Books, Famous People, Television 5 Comments →

That is the First of His Name, King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm.

Jack Gleeson discusses his aversion to celebrity culture, which would be ironic because the primary reason he’s been asked to speak is his celebrity, but he has declared that he is quitting show business after Game of Thrones.

We hate him, we love him, we hate him, we love him, we hate him….

Update: The Q&A that followed his speech. Tsk, tsk Oxford students.

Many Happy Returns, a Sherlock mini-episode

December 25, 2013 By: jessicazafra Category: Television 3 Comments →