dangermousie: (BW: Zayed Amrita by bllywd_princess)
Watched My Own Private Idaho, a movie with River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves that is part Henry IV, Part 2 (yes really) and part a story about drug-using gay hustlers living on the streets.

It was quite good, if quite odd. If you ever wanted to see Keanu in a threesome with two other men, and things like plungers and nipple clamps (yes, really), than this is the movie for you. To be fair, it has an equally explicit het sex scene (blow jobs? Okaaaay) but still. Nipple clamps. And Neo. Not something I thought I'd use in the same paragraph. Hmmm.

The whole movie has an utterly surreal air that works for it, with characters that keep wandering in and out, but my favorite scene is actually the one where Mike (Phoenix) confesses to his best friend Scott (Keanu) that he loves him, despite the fact that Keanu says he goes with guys only for money. And he ends his heartfelt, sad, and really non-speechy comment by saying he wishes he could kiss him. And Scott is silent for a bit before telling him to come here. And then he just holds him. And it's all very tender.

Basically the movie is a trip, but worth a rental.
dangermousie: (BW: Zayed Amrita by bllywd_princess)
Watched My Own Private Idaho, a movie with River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves that is part Henry IV, Part 2 (yes really) and part a story about drug-using gay hustlers living on the streets.

It was quite good, if quite odd. If you ever wanted to see Keanu in a threesome with two other men, and things like plungers and nipple clamps (yes, really), than this is the movie for you. To be fair, it has an equally explicit het sex scene (blow jobs? Okaaaay) but still. Nipple clamps. And Neo. Not something I thought I'd use in the same paragraph. Hmmm.

The whole movie has an utterly surreal air that works for it, with characters that keep wandering in and out, but my favorite scene is actually the one where Mike (Phoenix) confesses to his best friend Scott (Keanu) that he loves him, despite the fact that Keanu says he goes with guys only for money. And he ends his heartfelt, sad, and really non-speechy comment by saying he wishes he could kiss him. And Scott is silent for a bit before telling him to come here. And then he just holds him. And it's all very tender.

Basically the movie is a trip, but worth a rental.
dangermousie: (BW: Zayed Amrita by bllywd_princess)
Watched My Own Private Idaho, a movie with River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves that is part Henry IV, Part 2 (yes really) and part a story about drug-using gay hustlers living on the streets.

It was quite good, if quite odd. If you ever wanted to see Keanu in a threesome with two other men, and things like plungers and nipple clamps (yes, really), than this is the movie for you. To be fair, it has an equally explicit het sex scene (blow jobs? Okaaaay) but still. Nipple clamps. And Neo. Not something I thought I'd use in the same paragraph. Hmmm.

The whole movie has an utterly surreal air that works for it, with characters that keep wandering in and out, but my favorite scene is actually the one where Mike (Phoenix) confesses to his best friend Scott (Keanu) that he loves him, despite the fact that Keanu says he goes with guys only for money. And he ends his heartfelt, sad, and really non-speechy comment by saying he wishes he could kiss him. And Scott is silent for a bit before telling him to come here. And then he just holds him. And it's all very tender.

Basically the movie is a trip, but worth a rental.
dangermousie: (PMK: Yamanami/Akesato by psychodragon82)
Saw Lake House with Keanu and Sandra Bullock. Not a waste of my $7 but not anything I'd unequivocally recommend either. It dragged in way too many places and I was left with the familiar realization that Bollywood has ruined me for Hollywood's attempts at romance. It just that the two don't even compare. This said, I was dog-tired when I saw it, and even with all that Keanu was way too sexy (and when he sobs, his yum factor increases a hundred-fold), he and Sandra had great chemistry and I ended up sniffling a bit, like a pathetic girl that I am. Plus some scenes (the very last one, the one where they dance at a party, Sandra alone in a reslaurant etc) were lovely. So overall, fun, and I feel a Keanu picspam coming up. Plus, this movie is BEGGING for a Bolly remake (yes, I know it itself is a remake of Il Mare).

The Superman Returns trailer was wonderful. I can't say the same for some dreadful romcom with Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Will I see it? You bet.

The theater was pretty full for Monday, but there was only one man there :D

ETA: This has evoked a desire to rewatch The Matrix Trilogy. If I do so, expect a lot of pointless rambling, since those movies left me and Mr. Mousie talking for hours.
dangermousie: (PMK: Yamanami/Akesato by psychodragon82)
Saw Lake House with Keanu and Sandra Bullock. Not a waste of my $7 but not anything I'd unequivocally recommend either. It dragged in way too many places and I was left with the familiar realization that Bollywood has ruined me for Hollywood's attempts at romance. It just that the two don't even compare. This said, I was dog-tired when I saw it, and even with all that Keanu was way too sexy (and when he sobs, his yum factor increases a hundred-fold), he and Sandra had great chemistry and I ended up sniffling a bit, like a pathetic girl that I am. Plus some scenes (the very last one, the one where they dance at a party, Sandra alone in a reslaurant etc) were lovely. So overall, fun, and I feel a Keanu picspam coming up. Plus, this movie is BEGGING for a Bolly remake (yes, I know it itself is a remake of Il Mare).

The Superman Returns trailer was wonderful. I can't say the same for some dreadful romcom with Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Will I see it? You bet.

The theater was pretty full for Monday, but there was only one man there :D

ETA: This has evoked a desire to rewatch The Matrix Trilogy. If I do so, expect a lot of pointless rambling, since those movies left me and Mr. Mousie talking for hours.
dangermousie: (PMK: Yamanami/Akesato by psychodragon82)
Saw Lake House with Keanu and Sandra Bullock. Not a waste of my $7 but not anything I'd unequivocally recommend either. It dragged in way too many places and I was left with the familiar realization that Bollywood has ruined me for Hollywood's attempts at romance. It just that the two don't even compare. This said, I was dog-tired when I saw it, and even with all that Keanu was way too sexy (and when he sobs, his yum factor increases a hundred-fold), he and Sandra had great chemistry and I ended up sniffling a bit, like a pathetic girl that I am. Plus some scenes (the very last one, the one where they dance at a party, Sandra alone in a reslaurant etc) were lovely. So overall, fun, and I feel a Keanu picspam coming up. Plus, this movie is BEGGING for a Bolly remake (yes, I know it itself is a remake of Il Mare).

The Superman Returns trailer was wonderful. I can't say the same for some dreadful romcom with Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Will I see it? You bet.

The theater was pretty full for Monday, but there was only one man there :D

ETA: This has evoked a desire to rewatch The Matrix Trilogy. If I do so, expect a lot of pointless rambling, since those movies left me and Mr. Mousie talking for hours.
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Compiling my Star Wars post made me think about the recent rusurgence of “Messiahs” in pop culture and how they are an interesting and dark and twisted take on the story: they all have motifs of being chosen or profesied, they have power or skills that is outside their control (and that they themselves did not ask for), there is temptation and eventual saving of the world and death (literal or figurative) but generally they are a much darker breed than the traditional Jesus figure.

Who am I talking about? Anakin, Neo, Frodo and Harry Potter. Welcome to the Jesus quartet.

Lengthy essay on Anakin, Neo, Frodo and Harry )
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Compiling my Star Wars post made me think about the recent rusurgence of “Messiahs” in pop culture and how they are an interesting and dark and twisted take on the story: they all have motifs of being chosen or profesied, they have power or skills that is outside their control (and that they themselves did not ask for), there is temptation and eventual saving of the world and death (literal or figurative) but generally they are a much darker breed than the traditional Jesus figure.

Who am I talking about? Anakin, Neo, Frodo and Harry Potter. Welcome to the Jesus quartet.

Lengthy essay on Anakin, Neo, Frodo and Harry )
dangermousie: (Default)
Compiling my Star Wars post made me think about the recent rusurgence of “Messiahs” in pop culture and how they are an interesting and dark and twisted take on the story: they all have motifs of being chosen or profesied, they have power or skills that is outside their control (and that they themselves did not ask for), there is temptation and eventual saving of the world and death (literal or figurative) but generally they are a much darker breed than the traditional Jesus figure.

Who am I talking about? Anakin, Neo, Frodo and Harry Potter. Welcome to the Jesus quartet.

Lengthy essay on Anakin, Neo, Frodo and Harry )
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Courtesy of ff.net, I bring you Constantine badfic summaries. Whence we learn that Satan likes his slash but has tough competition, that Mary Sues are impervious to holy water, and that overall, it would have been better for fanfic quality if Keanu Reeves wasn't so damn attractive. Oh, and there is mpreg. Because what is a fandom without boys impregnating other boys, after all?

Also, if I have to see the word "chastine" one more time, I will claw someone's eyes out.

Once again, these are actual summaries from ff.net. I haven't read the stories, so for all I know, they might be good. But I doubt it.

”Isabella John Dodson!” Angela screamed while she glared. “Take that cigarette out of your mouth this instant. Didn’t anyone ever tell you that smoking can kill you?”

I could add nothing to this. Except: what kind of a sadist gives a girl a middle name "John?"

”...and if you must endure pain, then let us endure it as one, together.” She murmured into his chest, the heat of her breath grazing his flesh with the sincerity of a thousand angels. [JohnOC]

It's summaries like this that make me wish they'd cast Danny DeVito. Because? Heeeeee.

Red, white and blue the Dutch flag, John has to travel to The Netherlands and takes Chas with him. John is confronted with not only language barriers and time differences but also the question why he brought Chas with him. Chastine.

Or maybe I could just read Frommers and spare myself the pain. Btw, I hate all squished ship names on principle, but this one sounds like a brand of chastity belt.

John hated the same old song and dance with Balthazar.....

The best thing about a supernatural fandom? The slash gets verrrrry interesting. If by "interesting" one means "wanting to tear your own intestines out with a spoon."

Songfic to A Perfect Circle's Passive revolving around Balthazar's first meeting with a young Constantine after the boy's failed suicide attempt. Mild Balthazar x Constantine slash.

Well, at least it makes the fic above it seem tame.

Lucifer wants John too badly to wait. John Lucifer implied slash.

Still better than God/Satan slash in the Bible section.

More Behind the Cut. Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here )
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Courtesy of ff.net, I bring you Constantine badfic summaries. Whence we learn that Satan likes his slash but has tough competition, that Mary Sues are impervious to holy water, and that overall, it would have been better for fanfic quality if Keanu Reeves wasn't so damn attractive. Oh, and there is mpreg. Because what is a fandom without boys impregnating other boys, after all?

Also, if I have to see the word "chastine" one more time, I will claw someone's eyes out.

Once again, these are actual summaries from ff.net. I haven't read the stories, so for all I know, they might be good. But I doubt it.

”Isabella John Dodson!” Angela screamed while she glared. “Take that cigarette out of your mouth this instant. Didn’t anyone ever tell you that smoking can kill you?”

I could add nothing to this. Except: what kind of a sadist gives a girl a middle name "John?"

”...and if you must endure pain, then let us endure it as one, together.” She murmured into his chest, the heat of her breath grazing his flesh with the sincerity of a thousand angels. [JohnOC]

It's summaries like this that make me wish they'd cast Danny DeVito. Because? Heeeeee.

Red, white and blue the Dutch flag, John has to travel to The Netherlands and takes Chas with him. John is confronted with not only language barriers and time differences but also the question why he brought Chas with him. Chastine.

Or maybe I could just read Frommers and spare myself the pain. Btw, I hate all squished ship names on principle, but this one sounds like a brand of chastity belt.

John hated the same old song and dance with Balthazar.....

The best thing about a supernatural fandom? The slash gets verrrrry interesting. If by "interesting" one means "wanting to tear your own intestines out with a spoon."

Songfic to A Perfect Circle's Passive revolving around Balthazar's first meeting with a young Constantine after the boy's failed suicide attempt. Mild Balthazar x Constantine slash.

Well, at least it makes the fic above it seem tame.

Lucifer wants John too badly to wait. John Lucifer implied slash.

Still better than God/Satan slash in the Bible section.

More Behind the Cut. Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here )
dangermousie: (Default)
Courtesy of ff.net, I bring you Constantine badfic summaries. Whence we learn that Satan likes his slash but has tough competition, that Mary Sues are impervious to holy water, and that overall, it would have been better for fanfic quality if Keanu Reeves wasn't so damn attractive. Oh, and there is mpreg. Because what is a fandom without boys impregnating other boys, after all?

Also, if I have to see the word "chastine" one more time, I will claw someone's eyes out.

Once again, these are actual summaries from ff.net. I haven't read the stories, so for all I know, they might be good. But I doubt it.

”Isabella John Dodson!” Angela screamed while she glared. “Take that cigarette out of your mouth this instant. Didn’t anyone ever tell you that smoking can kill you?”

I could add nothing to this. Except: what kind of a sadist gives a girl a middle name "John?"

”...and if you must endure pain, then let us endure it as one, together.” She murmured into his chest, the heat of her breath grazing his flesh with the sincerity of a thousand angels. [JohnOC]

It's summaries like this that make me wish they'd cast Danny DeVito. Because? Heeeeee.

Red, white and blue the Dutch flag, John has to travel to The Netherlands and takes Chas with him. John is confronted with not only language barriers and time differences but also the question why he brought Chas with him. Chastine.

Or maybe I could just read Frommers and spare myself the pain. Btw, I hate all squished ship names on principle, but this one sounds like a brand of chastity belt.

John hated the same old song and dance with Balthazar.....

The best thing about a supernatural fandom? The slash gets verrrrry interesting. If by "interesting" one means "wanting to tear your own intestines out with a spoon."

Songfic to A Perfect Circle's Passive revolving around Balthazar's first meeting with a young Constantine after the boy's failed suicide attempt. Mild Balthazar x Constantine slash.

Well, at least it makes the fic above it seem tame.

Lucifer wants John too badly to wait. John Lucifer implied slash.

Still better than God/Satan slash in the Bible section.

More Behind the Cut. Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here )
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Rented and saw Constantine today with Mr. Dangermousie. It's about someone who can see demons, angels et al. He also knows he is going to hell when he dies. And since he has lung cancer? That is going to be awfully soon. There is also a cop (Rachel Weitz) who comes seeking his help etc etc. Loved it. It's visually amazing, has nifty Catholic storylines about damnation and redemption and mortal sin and all that, is totally gloomy and atmospheric in a good way and has Keanu Reeves playing someone whose life sucks even more than Neo's. And it kept me on the edge of my seat. Alas, there is no kissing, though by the end I was chanting for Keanu and Rachel Weitz to get it on already, and the evil director kept teasing me instead.

Basically, the whole thing is a film noir seen through an anime lens (and yes, that sentence made sense in my head). It comes with an anti-hero hero, a mysterious woman in need of help, twisty plot, and scenes mostly in night time.

Here is a link to a Flick Filosopher [sic] review that explains so much of what I like about it.

My mother saw Pride and Prejudice today. According to her, not bad, but Lizzy in the BBC version was intelligent. Also, apparently no one owned a comb or a razor. She said Mr. Darcy wandered around hair uncombed, unshaven, and looking like he hasn't been near a bath in 3 or so years (my Dad's comment? That's because they cut out a scene of him in a Turkish bath :P). So glad I am staying away from this one.
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Rented and saw Constantine today with Mr. Dangermousie. It's about someone who can see demons, angels et al. He also knows he is going to hell when he dies. And since he has lung cancer? That is going to be awfully soon. There is also a cop (Rachel Weitz) who comes seeking his help etc etc. Loved it. It's visually amazing, has nifty Catholic storylines about damnation and redemption and mortal sin and all that, is totally gloomy and atmospheric in a good way and has Keanu Reeves playing someone whose life sucks even more than Neo's. And it kept me on the edge of my seat. Alas, there is no kissing, though by the end I was chanting for Keanu and Rachel Weitz to get it on already, and the evil director kept teasing me instead.

Basically, the whole thing is a film noir seen through an anime lens (and yes, that sentence made sense in my head). It comes with an anti-hero hero, a mysterious woman in need of help, twisty plot, and scenes mostly in night time.

Here is a link to a Flick Filosopher [sic] review that explains so much of what I like about it.

My mother saw Pride and Prejudice today. According to her, not bad, but Lizzy in the BBC version was intelligent. Also, apparently no one owned a comb or a razor. She said Mr. Darcy wandered around hair uncombed, unshaven, and looking like he hasn't been near a bath in 3 or so years (my Dad's comment? That's because they cut out a scene of him in a Turkish bath :P). So glad I am staying away from this one.
dangermousie: (Default)
Rented and saw Constantine today with Mr. Dangermousie. It's about someone who can see demons, angels et al. He also knows he is going to hell when he dies. And since he has lung cancer? That is going to be awfully soon. There is also a cop (Rachel Weitz) who comes seeking his help etc etc. Loved it. It's visually amazing, has nifty Catholic storylines about damnation and redemption and mortal sin and all that, is totally gloomy and atmospheric in a good way and has Keanu Reeves playing someone whose life sucks even more than Neo's. And it kept me on the edge of my seat. Alas, there is no kissing, though by the end I was chanting for Keanu and Rachel Weitz to get it on already, and the evil director kept teasing me instead.

Basically, the whole thing is a film noir seen through an anime lens (and yes, that sentence made sense in my head). It comes with an anti-hero hero, a mysterious woman in need of help, twisty plot, and scenes mostly in night time.

Here is a link to a Flick Filosopher [sic] review that explains so much of what I like about it.

My mother saw Pride and Prejudice today. According to her, not bad, but Lizzy in the BBC version was intelligent. Also, apparently no one owned a comb or a razor. She said Mr. Darcy wandered around hair uncombed, unshaven, and looking like he hasn't been near a bath in 3 or so years (my Dad's comment? That's because they cut out a scene of him in a Turkish bath :P). So glad I am staying away from this one.

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