So there’s been a lot of chatter online lately about how badly we need a Black Widow movie. Hollywood seems to be having a hard time grasping this concept, but luckily the folks on youtube are here to help them. Here’s not one, not two, but THREE Black Widow videos for you (two fan made trailers and one music video).
First up, here’s an origin story. Look, it’s arty! This is flawed but fascinating.
OK, maybe you want a love story between Widow and Hawkeye. We got you covered.
And here’s a short music video, just because I like it. It’s a little short, but lots of fun.
OK Hollywood, your fans did all the heavy lifting for you. Now MAKE MY MOVIE!
Arrow-less weeks depress me. To cheer us all up, here’s a fan-made music video about Ollie and Felicity. Because is loving a fan made music video set to a teen pop song and featuring lots of cursive writing is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
Big news! My second book, Love at Stake: Romance in Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be released this summer, yay! Specific release date TBA.
I’ve been working on revisions all week and just sent in a re-worked draft. In honor of this occasion I present the two most goofy, immature Buffy videos I know of. As Buffy would say, “What are you, twelve?”
Look, we all knew Pacific Rim wasn’t going up for a Best Picture Oscar, but for it to be completely cut out of all the special effects categories is a shame. Here’s a great fan video to show you just how fun that monster vs. robot movie was!
C’mon Oscars. You can’t tell me that flying dragon fighting a robot with a sword wasn’t pretty cool.
And for the more sentimental among us, I thought this video used the song “Mirrors” to good effect in showing a relationship between two drift compatible people (Mako Mori, played by Rinko Kikuchi, and Raleigh Becket, played by Charlie Hunnam).
Just because I love it, here’s a clip from Pacific Rim of Mako kicking Raleigh’s ass – and extra points to Raleigh who is so thrilled to have his ass kicked. I’m just gonna have to watch the whole movie again, aren’t I?
The first time I heard this song I cried so hard I had to pull over (I was in the car). Here’s Mary Lambert singing “She Keeps Me Warm”. Have your tissues ready and then go hug somebody!
And here’s a bonus video, “Same Love”, by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. This came out in 2012 and Mary Lambert wrote the chorus which she later used in her own, full-length song. This is a beautiful video. I don’t understand why some people just don’t get it. Stay strong, LGBT people. I’m honored to be an Ally.
Here’s a great video about people with common sense. Kinda makes for anti-climatic movies, though. Every time I watch it I giggle like a loon. Hope you like it too, or at least pick up some useful survival tips!
Today you get a medley of Wednesday videos! Jeeves and Wooster was a series based on the Jeeves stories by P.G. Wodehouse that ran from 1990 to 1993. It starred Stephen Fry as Jeeves and Hugh Laurie as Bertie Wooster. Fun fact: Emma Thompson introduced Fry and Laurie to each other, thus sparking a comedic duo of epic proportions. Here are a few clips from YouTube to give you the feel for the thing.
Here is Jeeves meeting Bertie for the first time:
There’s nothing Jeeves can’t handle, including syncopation:
And I haven’t the foggiest idea of what’s going on here but I laughed so hard I almost dropped my laptop. “We should loosen his collar!” “Oh, I hardly think such drastic measures are called for.” Harrrr!
First of all, I am so excited because my book, Pride, Prejudice, and Popcorn: TV and Film Adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre, is being released on January 6! It’s currently available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Check out the cover!
In honor of all this excitement, I present you with my new favorite Pride and Prejudice mash up. Enjoy:
My baby goes back to school tomorrow and I have end of summer sadness – luckily this trailer is providing me with a last minute does of full-on, blockbuster popcorn happiness. The folks at behindtheepic.com made this amazing mash-up trailer – thanks, guys!
There I was, looking up a completely different video, one infused with humor and snark, when I found this tribute to romantic period dramas. There’s quite a bit of Austen in here, and my very favorite Jane Eyre couple (Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson). Seriously, this just pure, unabashed romance. I have to go watch it about ten more times but I guess I’ll have to pick myself off the floor first.
Paper and Salt attempts to recreate and reinterpret dishes that iconic authors discuss in their letters, diaries and fiction. Part food and recipe blog, part historical discussion, part literary fangirl-ing.