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Yu Aoi Short Takes~

July 18, 2009 — 6 Comments

I know, I know… I’m being lazy.

By the way, by the time of posting this, I’m probably away taking photos at a concert. This is a scheduled post because I wanted Maggie Cheung as the first post for a little longer… xD

I usually post one thing per post, but there’s too much Yu to post –
all via aoinohoho’s Yu-dedicated JP blog.
dozou~~~

First!

Rumors that NHK’s future 2011 (I know, I know… so far ahead) Taiga drama (a la Yoshitsune, Atsuhime) would be centered around three sisters… The Three Asai Sisters (?). They throw in some names like Masami Nagasawa and Aya Ueto, but seem positively (?) more thrilled to throw in Yu’s name xD – though you know, it IS a Google Translate.

Me on the other hand… I loved Atsuhime… a strong female who moved the pieces in this game of life. That may have had to do with the high ratings the show got alongside the writing, and production values. So the prospect of Yu on a Taiga drama thrills me. For one thing, I will be able to watch her once a week on my TV for a year. LOL – but then, that will mean a decrease on films… *eek!*

Second!

Apparently (this is old old news), FRaU Magazine had a list Yu’s 10 Best Films~
Some interesting choices there!

3 films in English made it to her list…

  • White Oleander (2002)
  • 2:37 (2006) [starring fellow Teresa Palmer of December Boys, Daniel Radcliffe fame]
  • Almost Famous (2000)

A very international one… actually, a two-part film project titled Ten Minutes Older, divided into The Trumpet and The Cello. (2002)

And the rest are Asian… though I’ve only heard of Sway (with fellow Joe Odagiri), which I wanna watch.

and third!

aoinohoho uploaded this 9min video of… Yu talking about a book? Book reading?

Oh yeah, and did I mention my mom loves Yu? She told me that tonight… again. LOL

Woahhhh. She left my heart dokidoki~~~

It’s a very VERY old interview Cheung did for the New York Times while promoting Clean at the Toronto International Film Festival (for which she won Best actress at Cannes).

Maggie Cheung by Jean-Baptiste Mondino

In case the whole thing disappears, I’m gonna paste the whole thing here~~~
by the way, I do LURV the photo below the break, same photoshoot as the above…
want a bigger version of the one below!!!

Really, really do read this whole interview, even though it’s quite long. But it will make you adore Maggie Cheung~~~ it will make you love her, even though she doesn’t really want you to. LOL

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Emmy Noms 2009

July 16, 2009 — Leave a comment

Always the ubber long nomination lists… – I’m not much of an Emmy knower, but it’s always good to keep track. Plus, Neil Patrick Harris is hosting x) – I’ll watch it if only for him, maybe he’ll throw in a Dr. Horrible joke. LOL

Apparently, Tina Fey’s got 22 nods!!! – though I haven’t counted yet…
there are really too many categories… xD

Drama Series
Big Love
Breaking Bad
Damages
Dexter (woohoo!!)
House M.D
Lost
Mad Men

Comedy Series
Entourage
Family Guy (buahaha)
Flight of the Conchords
How I Met your Mother
The Office
30 Rock
Weeds (weeee)

Made-for-TV Movie
Coco Chanel
Grey Gardens (only one seen O.o)
Into the Storm
Prayers for Bobby
Taking Chance

And a hell yeah! for Toni Collette for getting a Best Comedy Actress, alongside Weeds’ Mary-Louise Parker, 30 Rock’s Tina Fey (!!) xD – Sarah Silverman (for the Sarah Silverman Program), Samantha Who’s’ Christina Applegate, and The New Adventures of Old Christine’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Hell Yeahz! for Dexter’s Michael C. Hall (!!), Hugh Laurie for House – I’m sorry but I would love to be an ass such as him, if only I were that talented. LOL – And OMG! Jim Parsons!!!! I don’t watch The Big Bang Theory, but I love Sheldon!!! Ha! – and I see some conflict of interest here… but Neil Patrick Harris for Best Supporting Comedy! xD

And OMG! Supporting Comedy Actress! Kristin Chenoweth for Pushing Daisies (!!!!!), Amy Poehler, Kristin Wiig, Jane Krakowski, Weeds’ Elizabeth Perkins, and Vanessa Williams. Interesting category.

Pushing Daisies also got 4 other nods! (for makeup, hairstyle, costume and art direction) !!! (t=5)

Dexter got one extra for Jimmy Smith as guest actor. (t=3)

Weeds got 3 other nods! (for casting, cinematography, and sound mixing) (t=6)

United States of Tara got 3 other nods! (for casting, main title design and main title theme) (t=4)

And Stewie must be over the moon with Family Guy getting a Best Comedy – talk about a comeback after being cancelled.

I never picture me watching any roller derby, but this rocks!
I need some chick comedy to counterattack all the male comedies…
besides…
Ellen Page, blue-dye, rimmed-glasses and rollers PAWN.
Plus Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis (she sometimes scares me),
Marcia Gay Harden, and Kristen Wiig… oh, and Eve?

Babe Ruthless!!! xD

A few days ago I was over the moon with Shirley Holmes downloads~

I was only really worrying about the 4th season, which I didn’t really get to see. In fact, I only saw 2 or 3 episodes… I saw 2 more episodes on YouTube… In the end, it’s 9 or 10 of the 13eps. However, it’s been really hard to download the episodes from the SHC (particularly S4x02), so… very unlike me. I’ve decided to upload the episodes I was able to snatch and upload them on MegaUpload to help out.

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