Nick: Congratulations on your first prize on the competition, Camilla!

Camilla: Thank you sir!

Nick: I was really impressed with your progress in the past two years. I never expected a town girl to be so…into racing and in to the farm life.

Camilla: I always felt suffocated in the big city. I suppose I was made for the life in the countryside.

Nick: Well, I would like to hire you as a horsewoman at our ranch.

Camilla: Are you serious?

Nick: Yes. You can start on monday.

Camilla: Great! Thank you so, so much, sir!!


Could Harry Styles be Nick Grimshaw’s X Factor judges’ house guest judge?

Filmmaker-on-Filmmaker Insults

Werner Herzog on Jean-Luc Godard:
“Someone like Jean-Luc Godard is for me intellectual counterfeit money when compared to a good kung-fu film.” 

Ingmar Berman on Orson Welles:
“For me he’s just a hoax. It’s empty. It’s not interesting. It’s dead.Citizen Kane, which I have a copy of — is all the critics’ darling, always at the top of every poll taken, but I think it’s a total bore. Above all, the performances are worthless. The amount of respect that movie’s got is absolutely unbelievable.”

 Ingmar Bergman on Jean-Luc Godard:
“I’ve never gotten anything out of his movies. They have felt constructed, faux intellectual, and completely dead. Cinematographically uninteresting and infinitely boring. Godard is a fucking bore. He’s made his films for the critics. One of the movies, Masculin, Féminin, was shot here in Sweden. It was mind-numbingly boring.”

Orson Welles on Jean-Luc Godard:
“His gifts as a director are enormous. I just can’t take him very seriously as a thinker — and that’s where we seem to differ, because he does. His message is what he cares about these days, and, like most movie messages, it could be written on the head of a pin.”

Nick Broomfield on Quentin Tarantino:
“It’s like watching a schoolboy’s fantasy of violence and sex, which normally Quentin Tarantino would be wanking alone to in his bedroom while this mother is making his baked beans downstairs. Only this time he’s got Harvey Weinstein behind him and it’s on at a million screens.”

Vincent Gallo on Spike Jonze:
“He’s the biggest fraud out there. If you bring him to a party he’s the least interesting person at the party, he’s the person who doesn’t know anything. He’s the person who doesn’t say anything funny, interesting, intelligent… He’s a pig piece of shit.”

Vincent Gallo on Sofia (and Francis Ford) Coppola:
“Sofia Coppola likes any guy who has what she wants. If she wants to be a photographer she’ll fuck a photographer. If she wants to be a filmmaker, she’ll fuck a filmmaker. She’s a parasite just like her fat, pig father was.”

Spike Lee on Quentin Tarantino (and the “n-word” in his scripts):
“I’m not against the word, and I use it, but not excessively. And some people speak that way. But, Quentin is infatuated with that word. What does he want to be made — an honorary black man?”

Kevin Smith on Paul Thomas Anderson (specifically,Magnolia):
“I’ll never watch it again, but I will keep it. I’ll keep it right on my desk, as a constant reminder that a bloated sense of self-importance is the most unattractive quality in a person or their work.”

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That time

Nick and Demi had invited Maddie and Dianna over for Dinner. Well, Nick were not cooking, and neither were Demi, but they had both decided to order something in while they had decided to just have a late night with movies, just to calm down a little. Nick hadn’t been working much lately, he had decided to take it easy now that he knew about Gio, he wanted to make every second with him count, he wanted to savor evert little kick, and he just wanted to be there for both of them. 

Nick was setting the table as the girls were in the living room. Lily was sitting on the floor, playing with some of her toys. He prepared the food on to some plates. He reached out in the fridge to get them some bottles of water and placed them on to the table as well. Humming gently to himself as he finished plating up the dinner. “There we are” He said with a little smirk, walking out in the living room again. “Dinner time” 


My favorite thing about fandom is being won over.

By headcanons, by characters, by whole fandoms. The characters I love most aren’t the ones that I took an immediate interest in. They’re the ones I didn’t care for at first, or didn’t notice, or didn’t understand, the ones about whom I eventually read just the right story, or meta, or gif set tag flail.

I love that every time I see them after that, I get to think:

I can’t believe I ever doubted you. I’m so glad I was wrong.

New book: Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg

I have to suppress my giggles so my roommate doesn’t wake up. But, that always fails. So, I end up sounding like a snickering twat in the middle of the night. Or a snickering dolphin. One or the other. Maybe even both.

Basically, make me genuinely laugh, and I’m all yours. And that’s exactly what Pegg does

Although I just started, this book is such a joy to read. So far (100 pages in), I would recommend this book to you, lovely bunches of nerds - especially to those who enjoy Simon Pegg and his works.

Fear the Walking Dead premiere: Frank Dillane on playing vulnerable junkie Nick

BY DALTON ROSS    for  (X)

He was our first character in the Fear the Walking Dead series premiere to encounter a zombie, but why would anyone believe a junkie who just got hit by a car while standing in the middle of the road? Well, no one did. But they all soon learned well enough. Nick was our first point of entry into this world descending into chaos, and the man who played him, Frank Dillane, gave an eye-popping performance, showing the both street-smart and vulnerable sides of Nick in equal measure. We chatted with Dillane about his intriguing portrayal of an addict now facing brand new demons. (Also make sure to read our premiere reacts with star Kim Dickens and showrunner Dave Erickson.)

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I was really struck in the premiere by the childlike nature of your character and how you played him. It was not at all what I expected going in when I heard you were playing a junkie. I thought he would be more of a tough guy.

FRANK DILLANE: Well, yeah. I think that sort of developed slowly. I still am not sure whether Nick is telling the truth or not. I think what was interesting for me anyway is the time when a child goes astray or decides to take off or takes matters into his own hands. In Nick’s case, his father died. So I try to freeze-frame from there this 12-year-old boy whose father dies, and lift back the cover and see what there is. He certainly does seem to be very childish.

And the drugs seem to amplify that.

What’s interesting about heroin seems to be that these people…I have a few friends who are heroin addicts or have been an addict, and what’s frustrating about them is that they have lost the years that they were addicts for. I had a mate who was an addict for 15, 20 years, and he’s a bit older now, but if you meet him and you talk to him it’s like talking to a 16-year-old boy. All those years of growing up, he sort of lost. So he’s this strange mixture of old and young at the same time because heroin also keeps your cells dying and being reborn according to your fix, so I think it’s very interesting. A heroin addict does seem to be quite young and old at the same time.

How would you say the trouble that Nick’s gotten into has this impacted his relationship with his family?

It’s a difficult one with mom. I think he’s wary of care and being cared for and being looked after. I suppose this would be the time when, I mean, what he’s 19 now? So, he’s at an age now where he actually doesn’t need a mother, but a mother is needed earlier on in life, and then when a boy hits the age of 16, 17, you know, he’s sent out. If you’re a Viking, you sleep by the fire until you’re 17, and then when you’re 17 they’d send you out raping and pillaging and conquering. So, I think Nick’s hitting the apocalypse at a stage where he doesn’t need mom or women really, whereas he could’ve done with her earlier on probably.

I thought it was interesting how the episode starts with Nick being the one to discover this thing and trying to give this account, but because of his troubles with drugs and the trauma of being hit by a car that everyone questions the reality of what he sees. I thought that was an effective introduction to the show.
Yeah, I can imagine it being from someone else’s point of view quite unrealistic to wrap your head around, having some kid off his mind telling you all that stuff.

Unreliable source there a little bit.

Yeah, unreliable source.

Tell me about the accent. Had you worked with an American dialect before, and how did you come up with Nick’s voice?

Dialect was my biggest fear, so I spent a long time working with dialect coaches just trying to get American down. I think it’s very important and very easy to misinterpret. So, I mean I haven’t seen the pilot yet, so I am not sure as to whether I did a good job yet or not, but the accent is certainly my biggest fear.

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future fic where 1d is performing at glastonbury and louis decides to bring baby tommo along, loving that his kid can really take part in and enjoy his career alongside with him, which didn’t always feel possible

unfortunately, while he and the boys are on stage, baby tommo escapes their babysitter and runs away–straight into nick grimshaw’s arms

and that’s where a very frantic louis finds them, surprised to see how well nick is doing with his precious child and decides to invite him to dinner to repay him for taking care of his offspring so well.