The perfect Monday afternoon fix! :)
2013 is officially upon us! My how time flies……
Sunblock and beach towels are going back inside the cupboard, the last remaining (neglected) XMAS trees and XMAS lights still adorn the streets, stomachs are full, bank accounts are empty and “back to work blues” have well and truly set in according to ‘comprehensive studies’ in the news.
So much has changed since the start of 2012…
I have a new job having moved from PR to advertising
My ultimate high-school crush and role model Lance Armstrong dramatically fell from grace..and seems to keep falling (coming soon: a ‘tell all’ on Oprah..)
Jodie Foster came out
Tom Cruise has stayed in
Kate Middleton changed her hairstyle!
…but most importantly, my dedication to and love for Sublime City Living dwindled along with the blog posts that seemed to all but disappear towards the end of last year.
Not any more! After a long hiatus and some serious soul searching (not that serious) I have decided to rescue my blog from the depths of cyberspace and give life back to Sublime City Living.
So stay tuned for exciting, inspiring, quirky and random updates on all things pop culture, advertising, art, media and design related.
I am sure all my devoted readers (thanks mum) will be delighted and can now breathe a sigh of relief in knowing that their pop cultural void is now filled and dull post-work train rides enlightened!
Hope you enjoy :)
Just in case you aren’t one of the 9, 237, 959 (and counting) people who have already viewed this adorably grotesque animation “Dumb Ways to Die”, promoting train safety for Metro Trains, VIC - this is for your viewing pleasure :)
During my far too infrequent but always enjoyable browse through the contagiously creative world of vimeo - I happened to stumble upon an absolutely gorgeous and mesmerising animation of an all-time favourite story of mine - The Toy Soldier and the Ballerina.
This stunning animation was brilliantly created by sbn. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)
For anyone out there who went through ‘that phase’ when you used to mindlessly scribble and doodle the Superman symbol onto every surface imaginable…..this is for you.
Cinematic superheroes Zac Synder (300, Watchmen) and Christopher Nolan (Batman Trilogy..incase you’ve been living under a pop culture-proof cave of late), have joined creative forces to launch Man of Steel - set to soar into Aussie cinemas June 13, 2013.
So let the countdown begin and pop that one into the calendar :)
Why I love the imaginary world of cinema :)
This is the official trailer for Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful" - the prequel to L. Frank Baum’s "The Wizard of Oz".
Starrring James Franco as the young wizard of Oz, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Zach Braff and directed by Sami Raimi of The Spiderman Trilogy - “Oz The Great and Powerful” looks, well… kind of amazing! :)
Lips red as blood. Hair black as night. Bring me your heart…my dear, dear Snow White.
Directed by Rupert Sanders, Snow White and the Huntsman is a visually stunning adaptation of the original fairytale compiled by the Brothers Grimm in 1812 and the more familiar Walt Disney version Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.
Whether one would consider it a positive in staying true to the original plot or a negative for lacking innovation and creativity - the plot in Snow White and the Huntsman is rather predictable and safe - however the outstanding visual imagery and use of advanced cinematic techniques make up for the lacking plot.
So as we all know the story goes a bit like…
Narcisistic Evil Queen (brilliantly portayred by Charlize Theron) seeks eternal youth and supreme beauty - and will stop at nothing to obtain this.
Enter dough-eyed, permanently stunned Kristen Stewart who despite my initial scepticism towards her portraying a character that is generally conveyed as delicate, fragile and “the fairest of them all” - is surprisingly alluring, tough and engaging as the fair skinned, raven haired heroine.
The Huntsman played by Chris Hemsworth is hired by the Evil Queen to bring back the beating heart of Snow White….dum dum dum! Que the feared and forbidden depths of the dark forest that will swallow you whole!
The Evil Queen’s fluctuating appearance as she emits a glow of utter perfection after acquiring the youth and beauty of her latest victim - or moans and groans on the floor in agony as a shrivelled, wrinkled and weak old lady. The transformation is seamless.
I was rather pleased with this adaptation of the much-loved fairytale Snow White - go see it :)
This looks so very lovely :)
Directed by Sarah Polley, “Take This Waltz” starring Michelle Williams as Margot and Seth Rogan as her husband Lou, is a delicate film that explores some very poignant issues including - temptation, flirtation, love, lust, denial, confusion and that ever-daunting question - “are they really the ONE?”