Fandom 5: Favorite Speaking Voices

As much as I love movies and this golden age of television, there has been a lack on the part of the internet to give a nod to literal voices. Yes, it is a fairly superficial thing, since it a born with kind of quality. However, it can be one of the most mesmerizing traits an actor can have. At least for me as a viewer. Here are the five people that reel me in not only with their talent, but their way of speaking:

Shohreh Aghdashloo

She is a goddess, and her voice is so textured. I remember seeing her for the first time on 24, and falling in love with her voice.

Irene Roseen

She has this strangely beautiful way of speaking. It’s like a fairy tale gravel well.

Glynis Johns

If Tinkerbell could speak, she would sound like Glynis.

Idris Elba

Among all of his many talents, his voice is able to match his eye intensity perfectly.

Beth Broderick

The voice that I most wish to emulate. The aunts were always the best part of Sabrina the Teenage Witch to me, and Zelda was my virtual mentor.

Bonus Picks:

Kathleen Turner, Eartha Kitt, Kelly Bishop, Linda Lavin, Jeanne Moreau



The 31 Gifs of Octoberween

1. How far do you go with decorating?

2. Favorite Halloween trio?

3. Pushing Daisies first premiered on this date 10 years ago. Favorite Dead Jewish Person?

4. What are you dressing your dog/pet as?

5. How would you kill a vampire?

6. The Departed came out 11 years ago. Favorite Mark Wahlberg quote?

7. Most loved Castiel gif?

8. You have all of the powers of The Crow, but you can pick your face makeup?

9. Columbus Day. Favorite gif of an mass murdering asshole?

10. Arrow premiered 5 years ago. Fav ab gif?

11. 30 Rock first aired 11 years ago. Gif me a grilled cheese.

12. Argo hit 5 years previous. Gif of who will turn out to be Ben Affleck’s soulmate.

13. Children of the Corn have a cornfield. What is your field made of?

14. Keeping up with the Kardashians is 10 years old. Favorite Hobbit/Aquaman gif.

15. What would your coven look like?

16. Smallville is 16 on the 16th. Gif of your Kryptonite.

17. 20th anniversary of I Know What You Did Last Summer. Favorite fisherman gif?

18. The Ring turns 15. Best movie proposal?

19. Which Halloween creature would be the best chef?

20. What movie would you like to see be remade with all roles played by cats?

21. Best Thelma Ritter gif in honor of Rear Window.

22. What’s your poison?

23. 25th year of Reservior Dogs. Steve Buscemi gif.

24. Gattaca’s 20th. Favorite idiot inspector?

25. Who would be your igor?

26. British horror reaction.

27. Which Halloween house do you most covet?

28. Monster’s Inc. 15th anniversary. Do you prefer funny or scary?

29. You’re in a 90s horror movie and you have to pick up your corded landline phone. What does it look like?

30. Preferred Zombie fighting implement?

31. Halloween. What are you dressed up as?


Halloween Cosplay: Taylor Sloane from Ingrid Goes West


Cognac Boots, Blush Boots, Dress, Top, Shorts


There is nothing better than this new wave of Neon Noir hitting movie and tv screens. I feel spoiled, and my appetite for this genre is only growing. We saw this brand of film show up in the 80s of course, but it has evolved into a fresh kind of techno/millennial commentary that is messed up and gorgeous.

List of What I Consider New Neon Noir:

Ingrid Goes West, Claws, Riverdale, Search Party, Baby Driver


Halloween: New Finds

I have been getting into the Halloween spirit, and doing tons of research to prep for the holiday. Since I spent way too much time doing this, I thought that I would share some of my finds with others. You’re welcome:)


Pink Panther, Tauntaun, Poison Ivy, Ivy’s Tights, Zatanna, Mera, Ariel, David Bowie, Mabel, Garnet, Leeloo, Snow White, Jughead Beanie


Creature, Skull Candles, Bat Light

and lastly,

Ecto-Cooler Recipe with Cocktail Suggestion:

Recipe here.

Happy Halloweentimes, people.


Remake for Fun: The Thin Man (1934)

One of my favorite murder mysteries/Halloween movies is the Thin Man series. This is partly because of the writing, but mostly the chemistry between William Powell and Myra Loy. They are such a joy to watch as they sparkle dialog at each other while tripping over dead bodies/clues. That Nora is such an equal partner to Nick is a wonderful thing coming from the 1930s, and gives life to hope.

This is my Recast for Purely Fun Purposes:

Nick Charles: John Cho

Could you get any more dapper than John Cho?

Nora Charles: Karen Gillan

Karen is so good at messing with John Cho in Selfie, in that Nick and Nora fashion. Plus, she’s hilarious and ridiculously talented.

Dorothy Wynant:  Vanessa Hudgens

As the ingenue of the story, Vanessa fits this bill. She was so good in Powerless, and she does sweet better than anyone.

Guild: Dave Bautista

Okay, so they also look alike to the point it is weird, but that is not why I chose him. I love Drax, and his clueless works for the role of main cop trying to back up the Charles team.

Mimi: Amy Poehler

Mimi be crazy. She is a desperate 1930s woman amped to the edge of comedy, so naturally I thought of Poehler. She would have fun skipping on that edge:)

MacCaulay: Jon Hamm

Evil lawyer man? Bring the Hammer.

Tommy: Sam Riley

Steadfast fiance to Dorothy, Tommy is leading man bland.

Gilbert: Dylan Minnette

I am not familiar with many young young actors, but the youngest and creepiest I am aware of is Dylan.

Chris Jorgenson: Skeet Ulrich

Has everyone seen Riverdale yet? Cause that level of Noir be bangin’. Skeet rocks in it, and could so play Mimi’s kind-of husband.

Julia Wolf: Natasha Leggero

The classic secretary stole Mimi’s rich husband away character. She a tricky dame, and so is Natasha.

Wynant: John Slattery

Wynant is a brilliant scientist that is also kind of a scary dick to people. He redeems himself by how much he cares for his daughter, though. This is the plumest of the non-Nick and Nora roles, and Slattery so deserves it.