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New Year

So, I haven’t posted in forever. I know this. I am exceedingly embrassed about this. Last semester just got away from me fiercely. I shall have new posts up soon (soonish), but until then: Watch Emma on PBS and the replays of the Jane Austen series.

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Bright Star trailer

Like most costume dramas not done by BBC, this costuming and makeup have an almost distinct greasy look to them, and are not nearly as flattering (at least for Abbie Cornish) as I would like to see, but on the whole, this movie looks wonderful. I hope it comes to a theatre near me!

Bright Star opens September 18, 2009. Starring Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw.

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Emma 2009

I know I should be more excited about this. Romola Garai, despite my irrational dislike of her, looks like she might actually make Emma likable, and much of the cast are seasoned period drama regulars, and yet Emma is my least favorite Jane Austen novel and I worry that I’ll continue to think of Dan Fedenburgh as Edmund from Mansfield Park. That being said, the above it the trailer for Emma, showing later this year on BBC. Enjoy.

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If you know me, you know I’ve been closely following this movie since the first on set pictures of Ben Barnes surfaced months ago.  Now I have the unbelievable pleasure of posting the first trailer for Dorian Gray here:

Prince Caspian, your picture has just reaffirmed why it is above my computer.

Dorian Gray stars Ben Barnes and Colin Firth.

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Its rather appropriate that my blog post *finally* will about about my volunteering at Independence Hall so close to July 4th. Today was my first big-girl for-reals drive into the city in order to volunteer, and besides the sick amount of money I paid for parking, it was wonderful.

Indpendence Hall, view from court yard

Independence Hall, view from court yard

In getting to really study the Hall itself there are some awesome things you get to find out. Like the crest over the courtroom? The naked bird figure painted on it was a commission of a bald eagle. However, the german painter commissioned had never seen a bald eagle so it came out looking like a plucked turkey vulture.

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Because it has to be one of my favorite movies of all time, because the new manga volume just came out, and because I do not want David Bowie to be very disappointed with me, today’s post is going to be about the fabulously 80’s, fabulously glittery, Labyrinth.

Goblin King & Sarah, Ballroom Scene

Goblin King & Sarah, Ballroom Scene

When people tell me they’ve never seen Labyrinth, I act better than when people tell me they’ve never seen Star Wars, but I’m sure the air of disbelief and disapproval hangs heavy.+ If you’re a fan of Labyrinth, you will heartily join in and say it has everything: romance, adventure, comedy. And it does all of it such wonderful, balanced, justice that no matter how many times you’ve seen the movie, there is always something new . This, personally, is why I think Labyrinth is one of the largest and strongest fanfictions and fanart genres on the internet.*

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I know, I know.  I finally say that I have a regular update time and I don’t do it. And I totally understand that saying I’ve been busy is no excuse.  I don’t actually have any bloggy-ish things for you yet, although I am hoping to have something for you soon, but I do have a few exciting links and news for everyone!

Merlin heads to the US — I’m so excited! I’ve heard fabulous things about this series and its actually coming to national prime time here in the states without “Americanization”. I definitely will be giving this show a chance this summer.

Watch all 22 Episodes of Legend of the Seeker — I thoroughly recommend this show to anyone who vaugely remembers enjoying Hercules with Kevin Sorbo or just enjoys a really fabulously written and executed fantasy show. I wish ABC would put this on prime time, but right now, catch it on hulu while its free.

Legend of the Seeker

On the internship front, I’m having (its still early remember) time at The Lancaster Heritage Center. I’ve already learned so much about a working history museum.  It’s very promising.

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