Cover art of Jenna's book with plants and flowers

It’s All Love out in a month

Reminder that Jenna Ortega’s book It’s All Love is out in less than a month, on 5 January 2021. Here’s the link she shared with information about the many places you can preorder it: It’s All Love by Jenna Ortega.

I’ve already preordered it and can’t wait for it to arrive. Her wisdom has impressed me for a while now, so the chance to read her thoughts in her words is quite exciting.

Christina Ricci in After.Life

Here are some screenshots of Christina Ricci in the film After.Life. In this film she plays Anna Taylor, a young woman who has just died in a car accident. In the mortuary she’s being prepared for the funeral by the funeral director who can communicate with the dead. This provides the character with time to come to terms with her life and her relationship with her fiancé.

As always I loved Christina’s performance in this film.

I’ve made some screenshots of the few moments in the film she’s not lying naked on the slab. The source material was not HD, so the resulting screenshots are very low res as well.

Copyright notice: even though I took these screenshots, the copyright remains with the original owner

This is what Megan Park, director of The Fallout has to say about her lead Jenna Ortega in her Instagram stories, while posting pictures of Jenna operating the camera herself.

She’s v cute and v talented“, “Also quite good at car acting“, “Get yourself a lead who can act her face off then shoot her own POV 2“.

I’m very excited about this film. Everything they shared from that set suggested there was such a good vibe.

Alexa Nisenson in FtWD 5×12 “Ner Tamid”

This was an episode of Fear the Walking Dead that featured the character Charlie, played by Alexa Nisenson, a lot. That can only be a good thing. I made ‘some’ screenshots.

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Gail Bowman has posted new beautiful photos of Jenna Ortega on her Instagram. It’s worth checking her Instagram, there are more photos of Jenna.

Une Enfant du Siècle – Alizée

I finally completed my collection of Alizée studio albums. I didn’t have her fourth album, Une Enfant du Siècle. Since it was out of print, I had to get it second-hand. There’s something about having a real CD and booklet to hold in your hand over a digital download. Maybe I’m just old-school, maybe it’s the great photography by Camille Vivier. Here are some examples of the included photo’s:

The music is easily the most inaccessible she’s made. Quite experimental, no easy hooks, quite varied. But I like that: if I want to hear a copy of some of her other albums, I put in that CD instead.

Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night

Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night, pouring tea
Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night
Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night, almost kissing Imogen Stubbs who is dressed as a man

Helena Bonham Carter and Imogen Stubbs in Twelfth Night
Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night, sharing a tender moment with Imogen Stubbs who is dressed as a man

Helena Bonham Carter and Imogen Stubbs in Twelfth Night
Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night, sitting on a sofa with Ben Kingsley

Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley in Twelfth Night
Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night, giving seductive side-eye

Helena Bonham Carter in Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night is a film from quite a while ago, based on a play even longer ago. Here Helena Bonham Carter and Imogen Stubbs give stellar performances in the ultimate love triangle.

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Chloë Grace Moretz in Kick Ass 2

Close up of Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl in Kick Ass 2
Close up of Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl in Kick Ass 2

These are some screenshots I took of Chloë Grace Moretz in Kick Ass 2. She is so good, in every film and also in this film. There are basically two characters she plays: the superhero Hit Girl and the normal teenage girl just starting high school Mindy Macready. I love how these personalities are different, even though they are the same person and how her growth moment in the film is when she learns to integrate the two.

Close up in a car of Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl in Kick Ass 2
Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl in Kick Ass 2, having a drink and laughing with the character Dave / Kick Ass, in front of a photo of Hit Girl's father Big Daddy.
Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl in Kick Ass 2, sitting on a bed in a pink room in full Hit Girl costume

There’s also this interplay between Mindy and her guardian, Marcus. They both know they’re lying to each other and they are both keeping up the pretence. At one time Marcus busts her on a lie reminding her she’s 15, not 5, so she just switches to a more age appropriate lie…

Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy / Hit Girl in Kick Ass 2, talking to her guardian Marcus
Close up of Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl in Kick Ass 2, talking to her guardian Marcus

Copyright notice: even though I took these screenshots, the copyright remains with the original owner