Crazycrone (crazycrone) wrote,

NPG Porrtait Awards, Etc...

I really had to do something, so shuffled up there to check out this year's crop of portraits. BTW, I've been noticing that all those competitive 'levitating Yodas' seem to have moved on from Trafalgar Square. Just as well. They were getting really lame. Half of them weren't even bothering to tuck their 'heads' in.
The show was damn crowded, largely with school kids too young to really appreciate anything. Some of the entries were a bit more interesting than usual, though. My faves were. Under the Cloutie Tree,Rebekkah, Sauvageonne, the Convalescent, and Happy Melancholy, in no particular order. The winners, of course, I didn't reckon much, apart from technically.

This week's PENNY DREADFUL was a crazy corker. It keeps getting more and more demented.[Spoiler (click to open)]I really liked Billie Piper's raging, rampant Bride terrorising the poor Creature,Quite a bravura performance. So many good actors in this mad series. Love it.

Also half-watched Dario Argento's DRACULA 3D. It was the first time I've seen a blond Count, the rather dishy Thomas Kretschmann, who did a good job. Rutger Hauer also popped up, as a weary Van Helsing. The script was poor, though, and most of the acting wooden. It might have been more fun in the intended 3D. There were a few engagingly  odd moments, too, including transmogrifications into an owl and a giant praying mantis, etc.

 Finished watching the excellently clever and creepy FORTITUDE. Not sure if it can sustain a second series, but I'll certainly be checking it out.

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