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Happy birthday, oh awesome [livejournal.com profile] calixa!!!!

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Happy birthday, oh awesome [livejournal.com profile] calixa!!!!

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Happy birthday, oh awesome [livejournal.com profile] calixa!!!!

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I am bad and almost didn't realize because I don't get notification thingies but

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! to [livejournal.com profile] alexandral, [livejournal.com profile] partypaprika and [livejournal.com profile] winterspel.

Also, happy upcoming birthdays (because I will forget if I don't do it now) to [livejournal.com profile] raisintorte



I hope you are having/have had/will have a wonderful time!
dangermousie: (Farscape: JA wedding b&w by icequeen3101)
I am bad and almost didn't realize because I don't get notification thingies but

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! to [livejournal.com profile] alexandral, [livejournal.com profile] partypaprika and [livejournal.com profile] winterspel.

Also, happy upcoming birthdays (because I will forget if I don't do it now) to [livejournal.com profile] raisintorte



I hope you are having/have had/will have a wonderful time!
dangermousie: (Farscape: JA wedding b&w by icequeen3101)
I am bad and almost didn't realize because I don't get notification thingies but

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! to [livejournal.com profile] alexandral, [livejournal.com profile] partypaprika and [livejournal.com profile] winterspel.

Also, happy upcoming birthdays (because I will forget if I don't do it now) to [livejournal.com profile] raisintorte



I hope you are having/have had/will have a wonderful time!
dangermousie: (Silence Vic by scottishlass)
I don't care much about Oscars, but I am interested in Best Foreign Picture category, if for nothing else but for supplementing my viewing list. So I went hunting for 2006 submissions (each country which wants picks one and Academy narrows it to 5 that are nommed). Here's the full list: http://www.thefilmexperience.net/Awards/2006/foreignatoe.html

Hmmmm, apparently The King and the Clown is South Korea's official entrant into the 'Best Foreign Picture' Oscar category. Since Canada's is Water, and India's is Rang De Basanti (YESSSSS! I love that movie with an unholy love) that means I'd have seen at least three out of the seven billion ones submitted. I am pretty comfy about Water getting in though no idea about the other two. I doubt either of them will make it but hope they do because then they would get arthouse releases and shallow moi wants to see them on big screen in mainstream theaters. (Also, acording to the site TK&TC was banned in China because of the homosexuality thing. Interesting.)

Other movies I want to see are Forever Flows, a Bangladeshi movie (I've never seen one) about a sex worker, Bolivia's American Visa about a Prof. who is denied a visa and turns to crime and love of a hooker (can you say 30s type movie?), Chile's En La Cama about one night in the life of two strangers (because I like the concept), Croatia's Libertas because it's a period piece, Hong Kong's The Banquet (I did a picspam on it earlier. Losely based on Hamlet and with Daniel Wu and Zhang Ziyi, how can you miss?), Kazakhstan's Nomad (because it's a period epic AND a Kazakh movie AND it stars American actors which is bizarre and neat), Kyrgyzstan's The Wedding Chest (come on, it's about a man who returns to his mountain village with his French gilrfriend in tow), Netherlands' Zwardboek (about WWII Jewish resistance fighter), Peru's Maidenusa (cross-cultural love sounds yum), Philippines' The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveras (gay coming of age movie! From Phillipines!), Poland's Retrieval (teen boxer tries to support his Ukrainian gf), Russia's 9th Company because it's Russian (about the war in Afghanistan), Taiwan's Blue Cha Cha (hey, it's Taiwanese!), and Thailand's Ahimsa (a lowlife in contemporary Thailand is followed by a mysterious man in red, sounds wacky).

Good thing is, if all of these are submitted, they will have subs,

Oh, and I don't want to forget! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] scottishlass!!!!

For You, hottest picture of Vic Zhou I have:

dangermousie: (Silence Vic by scottishlass)
I don't care much about Oscars, but I am interested in Best Foreign Picture category, if for nothing else but for supplementing my viewing list. So I went hunting for 2006 submissions (each country which wants picks one and Academy narrows it to 5 that are nommed). Here's the full list: http://www.thefilmexperience.net/Awards/2006/foreignatoe.html

Hmmmm, apparently The King and the Clown is South Korea's official entrant into the 'Best Foreign Picture' Oscar category. Since Canada's is Water, and India's is Rang De Basanti (YESSSSS! I love that movie with an unholy love) that means I'd have seen at least three out of the seven billion ones submitted. I am pretty comfy about Water getting in though no idea about the other two. I doubt either of them will make it but hope they do because then they would get arthouse releases and shallow moi wants to see them on big screen in mainstream theaters. (Also, acording to the site TK&TC was banned in China because of the homosexuality thing. Interesting.)

Other movies I want to see are Forever Flows, a Bangladeshi movie (I've never seen one) about a sex worker, Bolivia's American Visa about a Prof. who is denied a visa and turns to crime and love of a hooker (can you say 30s type movie?), Chile's En La Cama about one night in the life of two strangers (because I like the concept), Croatia's Libertas because it's a period piece, Hong Kong's The Banquet (I did a picspam on it earlier. Losely based on Hamlet and with Daniel Wu and Zhang Ziyi, how can you miss?), Kazakhstan's Nomad (because it's a period epic AND a Kazakh movie AND it stars American actors which is bizarre and neat), Kyrgyzstan's The Wedding Chest (come on, it's about a man who returns to his mountain village with his French gilrfriend in tow), Netherlands' Zwardboek (about WWII Jewish resistance fighter), Peru's Maidenusa (cross-cultural love sounds yum), Philippines' The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveras (gay coming of age movie! From Phillipines!), Poland's Retrieval (teen boxer tries to support his Ukrainian gf), Russia's 9th Company because it's Russian (about the war in Afghanistan), Taiwan's Blue Cha Cha (hey, it's Taiwanese!), and Thailand's Ahimsa (a lowlife in contemporary Thailand is followed by a mysterious man in red, sounds wacky).

Good thing is, if all of these are submitted, they will have subs,

Oh, and I don't want to forget! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] scottishlass!!!!

For You, hottest picture of Vic Zhou I have:

dangermousie: (Silence Vic by scottishlass)
I don't care much about Oscars, but I am interested in Best Foreign Picture category, if for nothing else but for supplementing my viewing list. So I went hunting for 2006 submissions (each country which wants picks one and Academy narrows it to 5 that are nommed). Here's the full list: http://www.thefilmexperience.net/Awards/2006/foreignatoe.html

Hmmmm, apparently The King and the Clown is South Korea's official entrant into the 'Best Foreign Picture' Oscar category. Since Canada's is Water, and India's is Rang De Basanti (YESSSSS! I love that movie with an unholy love) that means I'd have seen at least three out of the seven billion ones submitted. I am pretty comfy about Water getting in though no idea about the other two. I doubt either of them will make it but hope they do because then they would get arthouse releases and shallow moi wants to see them on big screen in mainstream theaters. (Also, acording to the site TK&TC was banned in China because of the homosexuality thing. Interesting.)

Other movies I want to see are Forever Flows, a Bangladeshi movie (I've never seen one) about a sex worker, Bolivia's American Visa about a Prof. who is denied a visa and turns to crime and love of a hooker (can you say 30s type movie?), Chile's En La Cama about one night in the life of two strangers (because I like the concept), Croatia's Libertas because it's a period piece, Hong Kong's The Banquet (I did a picspam on it earlier. Losely based on Hamlet and with Daniel Wu and Zhang Ziyi, how can you miss?), Kazakhstan's Nomad (because it's a period epic AND a Kazakh movie AND it stars American actors which is bizarre and neat), Kyrgyzstan's The Wedding Chest (come on, it's about a man who returns to his mountain village with his French gilrfriend in tow), Netherlands' Zwardboek (about WWII Jewish resistance fighter), Peru's Maidenusa (cross-cultural love sounds yum), Philippines' The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveras (gay coming of age movie! From Phillipines!), Poland's Retrieval (teen boxer tries to support his Ukrainian gf), Russia's 9th Company because it's Russian (about the war in Afghanistan), Taiwan's Blue Cha Cha (hey, it's Taiwanese!), and Thailand's Ahimsa (a lowlife in contemporary Thailand is followed by a mysterious man in red, sounds wacky).

Good thing is, if all of these are submitted, they will have subs,

Oh, and I don't want to forget! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, [livejournal.com profile] scottishlass!!!!

For You, hottest picture of Vic Zhou I have:

dangermousie: (Default)
Thank you EVERYONE for the lovely lovely birthday wishes!!!!!!!

As a hopeless geek that I am, I am going to be spending my birthday evening watching Fanaa with Lord and Master (heeee. He hates it when I call him that :P) as well as [livejournal.com profile] aliterati and [livejournal.com profile] katranna. Yay. And tomorrow L&M and I are going down to Key West as his birthday present. Of course, our flight leaves at 6am so we shall see how awake I'll be, but I am all giddy!

And speaking of Bollywood, [livejournal.com profile] katranna posted a great post about gender norms in Bollywood: basically her thoughts on Paheli (with pictures) and how Bollywood is in some ways more equal than Hollywood because if it objectifies women, it objectifies men. Check it out.

In other news, I started watching the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven, and even though I am only half an hour in, it's amazing what a difference this cut makes (after all, theatrical cut is only 70% of this one). I liked the TC just fine, but after watching this I am mad at the studio hacks who are responsible for the cuts that makes TC look butchered in comparison. This cut is clearly the one Ridley Scott wanted and this is the cut he should damn well have had. Somehow the world becomes more real, character relationships more measured and make much more sense. Little details. The movie feels rooted, the characters more complex. Balian goes from somewhat of a cypher to someone clearly broken down, a real breathing flesh and blood guy who I felt deeply for. Things that I half-surmised from the TC are clear here. and I thought the cuts really did Orlando's performance a disservice: Cut for spoilers for first half hour of Director's Cut )This is the movie that should have been and it's pissing me the hell off the studio hacked it.

Talking about crazy folks, our small but hard-wanking fandom made Fandom Wank again. Ahhhh, Battlestar Galactica, how do I love thee and the crazy you bring? See here.

Oh, and I finally watched Doctor Who ep "The Doctor Dances" and so much love. I adore the sexy, bisexual, snarky Captain Jack and when I thought he might have to die? Not a happy camper. And Rose and Nine dancing? I am in heaven. Eeeeeee!
dangermousie: (Default)
Thank you EVERYONE for the lovely lovely birthday wishes!!!!!!!

As a hopeless geek that I am, I am going to be spending my birthday evening watching Fanaa with Lord and Master (heeee. He hates it when I call him that :P) as well as [livejournal.com profile] aliterati and [livejournal.com profile] katranna. Yay. And tomorrow L&M and I are going down to Key West as his birthday present. Of course, our flight leaves at 6am so we shall see how awake I'll be, but I am all giddy!

And speaking of Bollywood, [livejournal.com profile] katranna posted a great post about gender norms in Bollywood: basically her thoughts on Paheli (with pictures) and how Bollywood is in some ways more equal than Hollywood because if it objectifies women, it objectifies men. Check it out.

In other news, I started watching the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven, and even though I am only half an hour in, it's amazing what a difference this cut makes (after all, theatrical cut is only 70% of this one). I liked the TC just fine, but after watching this I am mad at the studio hacks who are responsible for the cuts that makes TC look butchered in comparison. This cut is clearly the one Ridley Scott wanted and this is the cut he should damn well have had. Somehow the world becomes more real, character relationships more measured and make much more sense. Little details. The movie feels rooted, the characters more complex. Balian goes from somewhat of a cypher to someone clearly broken down, a real breathing flesh and blood guy who I felt deeply for. Things that I half-surmised from the TC are clear here. and I thought the cuts really did Orlando's performance a disservice: Cut for spoilers for first half hour of Director's Cut )This is the movie that should have been and it's pissing me the hell off the studio hacked it.

Talking about crazy folks, our small but hard-wanking fandom made Fandom Wank again. Ahhhh, Battlestar Galactica, how do I love thee and the crazy you bring? See here.

Oh, and I finally watched Doctor Who ep "The Doctor Dances" and so much love. I adore the sexy, bisexual, snarky Captain Jack and when I thought he might have to die? Not a happy camper. And Rose and Nine dancing? I am in heaven. Eeeeeee!
dangermousie: (Default)
Thank you EVERYONE for the lovely lovely birthday wishes!!!!!!!

As a hopeless geek that I am, I am going to be spending my birthday evening watching Fanaa with Lord and Master (heeee. He hates it when I call him that :P) as well as [livejournal.com profile] aliterati and [livejournal.com profile] katranna. Yay. And tomorrow L&M and I are going down to Key West as his birthday present. Of course, our flight leaves at 6am so we shall see how awake I'll be, but I am all giddy!

And speaking of Bollywood, [livejournal.com profile] katranna posted a great post about gender norms in Bollywood: basically her thoughts on Paheli (with pictures) and how Bollywood is in some ways more equal than Hollywood because if it objectifies women, it objectifies men. Check it out.

In other news, I started watching the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven, and even though I am only half an hour in, it's amazing what a difference this cut makes (after all, theatrical cut is only 70% of this one). I liked the TC just fine, but after watching this I am mad at the studio hacks who are responsible for the cuts that makes TC look butchered in comparison. This cut is clearly the one Ridley Scott wanted and this is the cut he should damn well have had. Somehow the world becomes more real, character relationships more measured and make much more sense. Little details. The movie feels rooted, the characters more complex. Balian goes from somewhat of a cypher to someone clearly broken down, a real breathing flesh and blood guy who I felt deeply for. Things that I half-surmised from the TC are clear here. and I thought the cuts really did Orlando's performance a disservice: Cut for spoilers for first half hour of Director's Cut )This is the movie that should have been and it's pissing me the hell off the studio hacked it.

Talking about crazy folks, our small but hard-wanking fandom made Fandom Wank again. Ahhhh, Battlestar Galactica, how do I love thee and the crazy you bring? See here.

Oh, and I finally watched Doctor Who ep "The Doctor Dances" and so much love. I adore the sexy, bisexual, snarky Captain Jack and when I thought he might have to die? Not a happy camper. And Rose and Nine dancing? I am in heaven. Eeeeeee!
dangermousie: (Default)
It's going to be my birthday tomorrow and I don't know what I feel about this. Cut for silly birthday whining )

Enough of self-pity though. I dreamt last night that I was watching Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna in the theater. My dream self is just as big a fangirl as my real self. Actually, seeing that I am considering spending the evening of my birthday in a movie theater, watching Fanaa, I think my dream self has a ways to go.

In other movie news, I bought the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven and can't wait to watch it.

Now to completely switch tack. Has anyone else read Elizabeth Peters' Night Train to Memphis? It's one of my favorite books and I always read it when I am tired or need cheering up. Peters is best known for her Amelia Peabody series (which are good and I adored Ramses and Nefret but she should have stopped with He Shall Thunder in the Sky, which really tied up all the storylines). NTTM is not a Peabody book and is the first Peters book I've ever read. It's the last book of four or so in a very loose series of stories about Vicky Bliss, an art historian amateur sleuth and her mysterious and shady and snarky on-again-off-again lover John (real name John Tregarth, alias Sir John Smythe. He has an odd sense of humor), who also happens to be an extremely accomplished antiqueties thief. You don't need to have read the previous books to enjoy NTTM (I hadn't at the time), and in any event NTTM is by far the best of the bunch. Vicky, the narrator is tough as a bulldozer, clueless, stubborn and hilarious. John is a fictional descendant of such characters as Lymond and Sir Peter Wimsey. The OTP is snarky and angsty and good. They actually remind me of Logan and Veronica from Veronica Mars a bit, personality-wise.

And speaking of VM, crazy people on TWoP are continuing to puzzle me as they are all currently bemoaning the lack of passion in L/V kisses. They are all "we love the ship but JD and KB don't know how to kiss passionately." Maybe it's me, but that's kinda insane. A kiss is a kiss, unless there is some weird biting, and L/V kissing is totally swoony, but not only that, all their make-out scenes are scorching hot. Argh. Seriously, these scenes are as hot as scenes with people keeping their clothes on can be, and I've rewatched those scenes a bit too much for sanity :P

And I am continuing my watch of Chobits which is adorable. Chi is extremely lucky she ended up with Hideki. He does not treat her as a personcom, but as a person. He can't help it. When she shuts down because of insufficient battery he freaks out, even though she is (others think) a machine and can be recharged later. He ends up carrying her, climbing embankments, to get her some energy summplies, and when they fall off a height, he automatically positions himself so as to break her fall and so as the impact of it will hit him and not her. When he finds her half-dressed after a 'job' (long story) he takes off his shirt and puts it around her, even though she is not regarded as a person. He takes her to a bookstore and when the choice is between a dictionary he needs for studying or a book she wants, he buys the book she wants as a present. When she earns money and wants to give it to him, even though he is broke, he insists she keep it as it's hers. Chi is supposed to be a computer, but Hideki treats her as a person. And you know what? She is one, and his actions bring it out and it's all wonderful. But Hideki is also lucky he ended up with Chi. Otherwise he'd be very lonely in the big city, and have no one to cheer him on and to care for.

And I close with the ridiculous Bolly fashion.

Fashion Horrors to keep you from sleeping )
dangermousie: (Default)
It's going to be my birthday tomorrow and I don't know what I feel about this. Cut for silly birthday whining )

Enough of self-pity though. I dreamt last night that I was watching Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna in the theater. My dream self is just as big a fangirl as my real self. Actually, seeing that I am considering spending the evening of my birthday in a movie theater, watching Fanaa, I think my dream self has a ways to go.

In other movie news, I bought the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven and can't wait to watch it.

Now to completely switch tack. Has anyone else read Elizabeth Peters' Night Train to Memphis? It's one of my favorite books and I always read it when I am tired or need cheering up. Peters is best known for her Amelia Peabody series (which are good and I adored Ramses and Nefret but she should have stopped with He Shall Thunder in the Sky, which really tied up all the storylines). NTTM is not a Peabody book and is the first Peters book I've ever read. It's the last book of four or so in a very loose series of stories about Vicky Bliss, an art historian amateur sleuth and her mysterious and shady and snarky on-again-off-again lover John (real name John Tregarth, alias Sir John Smythe. He has an odd sense of humor), who also happens to be an extremely accomplished antiqueties thief. You don't need to have read the previous books to enjoy NTTM (I hadn't at the time), and in any event NTTM is by far the best of the bunch. Vicky, the narrator is tough as a bulldozer, clueless, stubborn and hilarious. John is a fictional descendant of such characters as Lymond and Sir Peter Wimsey. The OTP is snarky and angsty and good. They actually remind me of Logan and Veronica from Veronica Mars a bit, personality-wise.

And speaking of VM, crazy people on TWoP are continuing to puzzle me as they are all currently bemoaning the lack of passion in L/V kisses. They are all "we love the ship but JD and KB don't know how to kiss passionately." Maybe it's me, but that's kinda insane. A kiss is a kiss, unless there is some weird biting, and L/V kissing is totally swoony, but not only that, all their make-out scenes are scorching hot. Argh. Seriously, these scenes are as hot as scenes with people keeping their clothes on can be, and I've rewatched those scenes a bit too much for sanity :P

And I am continuing my watch of Chobits which is adorable. Chi is extremely lucky she ended up with Hideki. He does not treat her as a personcom, but as a person. He can't help it. When she shuts down because of insufficient battery he freaks out, even though she is (others think) a machine and can be recharged later. He ends up carrying her, climbing embankments, to get her some energy summplies, and when they fall off a height, he automatically positions himself so as to break her fall and so as the impact of it will hit him and not her. When he finds her half-dressed after a 'job' (long story) he takes off his shirt and puts it around her, even though she is not regarded as a person. He takes her to a bookstore and when the choice is between a dictionary he needs for studying or a book she wants, he buys the book she wants as a present. When she earns money and wants to give it to him, even though he is broke, he insists she keep it as it's hers. Chi is supposed to be a computer, but Hideki treats her as a person. And you know what? She is one, and his actions bring it out and it's all wonderful. But Hideki is also lucky he ended up with Chi. Otherwise he'd be very lonely in the big city, and have no one to cheer him on and to care for.

And I close with the ridiculous Bolly fashion.

Fashion Horrors to keep you from sleeping )
dangermousie: (Default)
It's going to be my birthday tomorrow and I don't know what I feel about this. Cut for silly birthday whining )

Enough of self-pity though. I dreamt last night that I was watching Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna in the theater. My dream self is just as big a fangirl as my real self. Actually, seeing that I am considering spending the evening of my birthday in a movie theater, watching Fanaa, I think my dream self has a ways to go.

In other movie news, I bought the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven and can't wait to watch it.

Now to completely switch tack. Has anyone else read Elizabeth Peters' Night Train to Memphis? It's one of my favorite books and I always read it when I am tired or need cheering up. Peters is best known for her Amelia Peabody series (which are good and I adored Ramses and Nefret but she should have stopped with He Shall Thunder in the Sky, which really tied up all the storylines). NTTM is not a Peabody book and is the first Peters book I've ever read. It's the last book of four or so in a very loose series of stories about Vicky Bliss, an art historian amateur sleuth and her mysterious and shady and snarky on-again-off-again lover John (real name John Tregarth, alias Sir John Smythe. He has an odd sense of humor), who also happens to be an extremely accomplished antiqueties thief. You don't need to have read the previous books to enjoy NTTM (I hadn't at the time), and in any event NTTM is by far the best of the bunch. Vicky, the narrator is tough as a bulldozer, clueless, stubborn and hilarious. John is a fictional descendant of such characters as Lymond and Sir Peter Wimsey. The OTP is snarky and angsty and good. They actually remind me of Logan and Veronica from Veronica Mars a bit, personality-wise.

And speaking of VM, crazy people on TWoP are continuing to puzzle me as they are all currently bemoaning the lack of passion in L/V kisses. They are all "we love the ship but JD and KB don't know how to kiss passionately." Maybe it's me, but that's kinda insane. A kiss is a kiss, unless there is some weird biting, and L/V kissing is totally swoony, but not only that, all their make-out scenes are scorching hot. Argh. Seriously, these scenes are as hot as scenes with people keeping their clothes on can be, and I've rewatched those scenes a bit too much for sanity :P

And I am continuing my watch of Chobits which is adorable. Chi is extremely lucky she ended up with Hideki. He does not treat her as a personcom, but as a person. He can't help it. When she shuts down because of insufficient battery he freaks out, even though she is (others think) a machine and can be recharged later. He ends up carrying her, climbing embankments, to get her some energy summplies, and when they fall off a height, he automatically positions himself so as to break her fall and so as the impact of it will hit him and not her. When he finds her half-dressed after a 'job' (long story) he takes off his shirt and puts it around her, even though she is not regarded as a person. He takes her to a bookstore and when the choice is between a dictionary he needs for studying or a book she wants, he buys the book she wants as a present. When she earns money and wants to give it to him, even though he is broke, he insists she keep it as it's hers. Chi is supposed to be a computer, but Hideki treats her as a person. And you know what? She is one, and his actions bring it out and it's all wonderful. But Hideki is also lucky he ended up with Chi. Otherwise he'd be very lonely in the big city, and have no one to cheer him on and to care for.

And I close with the ridiculous Bolly fashion.

Fashion Horrors to keep you from sleeping )

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