Dropping names like acid

Adam Driver Star Wars Kylo Ren Sith lord

Big fan of Adam Driver. Ever since ‘Girls’ came out. Only reason I watch that show. His transition to the big screen is going swimmingly, like a dream. It’s as if he has a voodoo doll, as if he’s sold his soul to the devil. He plays a Sith lord named Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars. Although his face was hidden, I could feel his magnetic charm exuding from beneath that mask. More evidence that Adam Driver exerts force in real life.

In his short career, he has already worked with the likes of the Coen brothers, Steven Spielberg, and Noah Baumbach (twice!). Impressed? Don’t be. He’s not yet done. He’s currently working on projects of Jeff Nichols- the next big thing- and Martin Scorsese. If Jon Stewart’s proud of unearthing Stephen Colbert, just imagine how smug Lena Dunham is entitled to be for giving us Adam Driver.

Celebrity geometrical figure with three sides: Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon worked together on 99 Homes, Michael Shannon and Adam Driver are working together on Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special, Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield are going to be seen together in Martin Scorsese’s Silence. I literally did the Macaulay Culkin thing on establishing the three-sided geometrical figure.

When the force awakens about Christmas time, there’s going to be a really really tiny section of the crowd waiting for the show to begin on the opening day solely for Adam Driver. I am going to be one of them. Someone should make a “I’m here for Adam Driver” t-shirt that we from the minority can wear to distinguish ourselves from the nerds.

Speaking of t-shirts, Ellen Page posted a pic of herself on Instagram wearing one that read “Evan Rachel Would.” I’ve always been partial to Evan Rachel Wood’s face and so I expectantly scrolled down with a warm anticipatory feeling in my stomach. ‘Evan Rachel Would’ turned out to be a campaign about fearlessness. There was even a promo video of Evan Rachel Wood putting up her hand to do things beyond her comfort zone by saying “Evan Rachel would.” So cute, the initiative.

Where was #EvanRachelwould when I was throwing away opportunities by the bucketful in the throes of shyness induced diffidence? Where was #EvanRachelwould when I was culling choices like they were bird flu infested chicken?

Forget the trailer of Batman vs Superman, the trailer I am most eagerly looking forward to is that of The Martian. At some point in the movie, Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain are going to appear in the same frame and I am going to lose my shit. I should thank Christopher Nolan for gently easing me into the possibility of those two appearing side by side.

Lastly, let’s talk about Cannes. The line-up this year is extremely promising. We’ll be getting new films from Jacques Audiard (Un Prophet), Joachiam Trier (Oslo, 31s August), and Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth). We’ll also be getting to see Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett giving it a go in Carol: based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Haha, it’s actually based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.

The reveal of the Cannes line-up, the Star Wars promo, the Ellen Page upload- all these things happened in a single day, yesterday. Yes, it was a big news day 😉

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. So I’m guessing, Whoops!

The Macaulay Culkin thing
The Macaulay Culkin thing

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