It’s All In The Game

I was just randomly watching the 1988 movie She’s Having A Baby and this song popped up on the soundtrack. It immediately took me back to when I was a moody, angsty teen, absolutely in love with this song so much that I had it on repeat constantly. Funny how music is so entrenched in our memories…

Carmel – It’s All In The Game

Tompocalypse-2015 has begun…

I’m a Tom Hiddleston fan. For many reasons – his talent, exceptional handsomeness, utter
charmingness, his dancing prowess, self-deprecating sense of humour, the sexual-chocolate
qualities of his voice, his sheer excitement over pretty much everything, the fact that
he’s a total dork and somehow seems charming rather than show-offy when he starts quoting
poetry, or Shakespeare, or speaking in French at random points in conversation… i could
go on. And probably will at some point in another post.

BUT. 2015 is going to be huge for Tom fans because he has THREE movies hitting our cinema
screens, all of which look very exciting: High Rise (based on one of my all-time
favourite books by JG Ballard), I Saw The Light (a biopic based on one of my all-time
favourite singers, Hank Williams), and Crimson Peak (the new Guillermo del Toro movie
based on one of my all-time favourite genres, gothic horror). It’s the Tompocalypse and
I’m not sure I’m going to survive.

Case in point: the character posters for Crimson Peak have just been released. Is it just
me, or does Tom, in character as brooding Sir Thomas Sharpe, look a bit Loki? No
complaints from me. The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, who was brilliant with Tom in
Only Lovers Left Alive and Fassbender in Jane Eyre. Swoon!

Listening to Tom in this Crimson Peak on-set interview for Collider makes me even more
excited (and weak at the knees) about this film’s release. Hurry up, October!!

Do you follow Lego Loki? You really should, he’s brilliant. Here’s his take on the
poster:

My Crimson Peak character poster now online #CrimsonPeak #lego #Loki #legoloki

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Happy 150th birthday, W.B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats by John Singer Sargent 1908.jpg
William Butler Yeats by John Singer Sargent 1908” by John Singer Sargent – Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

РHe Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven | William Butler Yeats

Love this special feature on Yeats’ legacy by the BBC for his 150th birthday. Extraordinary poet, Nobel Prize winner, founder of the Abbey Theatre, modernist and so much more. His astonishing works still resonate today. (And his poems still make me swoon…)