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Ahahahaha! Almost made Oscars worth watching.

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Ahahahaha! Almost made Oscars worth watching.

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Ahahahaha! Almost made Oscars worth watching.

dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
I didn't really watch much of the Oscars last night but these were my favorite wins because I love Christian Bale however weird he is (and I really like his speech, it was so rambly and random and cool) and I have adored Colin Firth since I've watched Pride & Prejudice back in 1995, plus The King's Speech was amazing. Plus, best acceptance speech ever. I LOLed very hard.



dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
I didn't really watch much of the Oscars last night but these were my favorite wins because I love Christian Bale however weird he is (and I really like his speech, it was so rambly and random and cool) and I have adored Colin Firth since I've watched Pride & Prejudice back in 1995, plus The King's Speech was amazing. Plus, best acceptance speech ever. I LOLed very hard.



dangermousie: (VM: V/L kiss by frenchscent)
I didn't really watch much of the Oscars last night but these were my favorite wins because I love Christian Bale however weird he is (and I really like his speech, it was so rambly and random and cool) and I have adored Colin Firth since I've watched Pride & Prejudice back in 1995, plus The King's Speech was amazing. Plus, best acceptance speech ever. I LOLed very hard.



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This was my first relaxing Oscar watch in 2 years (last year was still too sick from the baby to watch comfily) and...

I was so bored! At one point I actually gave up and actively started doing housework, that is how bored I was.

Does it have to go on so long? And with so much self-praise (the acting awards - my God - when they got people out there to praise the nominees, I rolled my eyes so hard they almost popped out of sockets).

I think I was especially bored this year because

(a) I have seen only 2 of the 10 nominated Best Pics (Avatar and District 9). I liked both but I can't say I was in love with either. I have seen 5 other movies total out of all nominated categories - so yeah, most movies were an unknown land. We used to be avid movie-goers but not with the baby.

(b) Due to the baby and the fact that I've been watching so much Asian stuff, I didn't keep up at all with movies, celebrities etc - I didn't recognize half the people. Watching pretty people in pretty clothes is fun but not for 4 hours.
dangermousie: (Default)
This was my first relaxing Oscar watch in 2 years (last year was still too sick from the baby to watch comfily) and...

I was so bored! At one point I actually gave up and actively started doing housework, that is how bored I was.

Does it have to go on so long? And with so much self-praise (the acting awards - my God - when they got people out there to praise the nominees, I rolled my eyes so hard they almost popped out of sockets).

I think I was especially bored this year because

(a) I have seen only 2 of the 10 nominated Best Pics (Avatar and District 9). I liked both but I can't say I was in love with either. I have seen 5 other movies total out of all nominated categories - so yeah, most movies were an unknown land. We used to be avid movie-goers but not with the baby.

(b) Due to the baby and the fact that I've been watching so much Asian stuff, I didn't keep up at all with movies, celebrities etc - I didn't recognize half the people. Watching pretty people in pretty clothes is fun but not for 4 hours.
dangermousie: (Default)
This was my first relaxing Oscar watch in 2 years (last year was still too sick from the baby to watch comfily) and...

I was so bored! At one point I actually gave up and actively started doing housework, that is how bored I was.

Does it have to go on so long? And with so much self-praise (the acting awards - my God - when they got people out there to praise the nominees, I rolled my eyes so hard they almost popped out of sockets).

I think I was especially bored this year because

(a) I have seen only 2 of the 10 nominated Best Pics (Avatar and District 9). I liked both but I can't say I was in love with either. I have seen 5 other movies total out of all nominated categories - so yeah, most movies were an unknown land. We used to be avid movie-goers but not with the baby.

(b) Due to the baby and the fact that I've been watching so much Asian stuff, I didn't keep up at all with movies, celebrities etc - I didn't recognize half the people. Watching pretty people in pretty clothes is fun but not for 4 hours.
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Rose by miss_strawberry)
I really wanted to spend last night finishing the adventures of Tae-In and his ‘Biscuit’ but we got invited to an Oscar party so I watched overprivileged unkempt people congratulate each other instead.

So yeah, Oscars:

1. I would imagine, if you work in Hollywood, you can afford a hair-brush, and (if you are a guy) a razor. But clearly I am mistaken. Most of the people looked wild-haired and unshaven, as if they’d slept under a bridge. It’s not cute in a homeless person (but they have a reason for being thus), and it’s doubly uncute in you, overpaid hack(s). Colin Farrell especially. We all know you are sleazy, you don't have to prove it by looking like you just came off a meth binge. (I like CF, I do, but seriously...yikes).

2. Con-di-tio-ner. Not a hard word. Look it up. The hair of all men and most women did not just look like it was cut with garden shears, it looked dank, lackluster, and if they had washed it in household soap at most, or, more likely, not wash it at all.

3. Lopsided dresses might be the newest ‘in’ thing, but all they make me think of is that you were either unable to pay for both sleeves, or that part of your dress got caught in the door.

4. If there was an Oscar for most boring speech, the decision would be almost impossible to make. Look at it this way: I had more fun watching Bae Yong Joon’s acceptance speech at MBC awards in unsubtitled Korean than I did yours, random overpaid actor/producer/whoever. And you know why? Because my level of comprehension and interest is about the same in random names you spout off that I don’t know anything about, and unsubbed Korean, a language I don’t speak. But at least Bae Yong Joon looked like he actually bothered to shower, shave, and dress up before coming out.

5. Helen Mirren, I like you. A lot. And Daniel Day-Lewis, I like you too, even if you did seem to be a victim of the ‘slept on a park bench’ look everybody else was possessed by.

6. The musical numbers had the same production style and values as your local public access TV channel or maybe BBC circa 1965. I would pay NOT to watch them.

7. Cameron Diaz, when you can't read the teleprompter without stumbling, it's time to lay off wine-coolers.

The party though? Was awesome.
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Rose by miss_strawberry)
I really wanted to spend last night finishing the adventures of Tae-In and his ‘Biscuit’ but we got invited to an Oscar party so I watched overprivileged unkempt people congratulate each other instead.

So yeah, Oscars:

1. I would imagine, if you work in Hollywood, you can afford a hair-brush, and (if you are a guy) a razor. But clearly I am mistaken. Most of the people looked wild-haired and unshaven, as if they’d slept under a bridge. It’s not cute in a homeless person (but they have a reason for being thus), and it’s doubly uncute in you, overpaid hack(s). Colin Farrell especially. We all know you are sleazy, you don't have to prove it by looking like you just came off a meth binge. (I like CF, I do, but seriously...yikes).

2. Con-di-tio-ner. Not a hard word. Look it up. The hair of all men and most women did not just look like it was cut with garden shears, it looked dank, lackluster, and if they had washed it in household soap at most, or, more likely, not wash it at all.

3. Lopsided dresses might be the newest ‘in’ thing, but all they make me think of is that you were either unable to pay for both sleeves, or that part of your dress got caught in the door.

4. If there was an Oscar for most boring speech, the decision would be almost impossible to make. Look at it this way: I had more fun watching Bae Yong Joon’s acceptance speech at MBC awards in unsubtitled Korean than I did yours, random overpaid actor/producer/whoever. And you know why? Because my level of comprehension and interest is about the same in random names you spout off that I don’t know anything about, and unsubbed Korean, a language I don’t speak. But at least Bae Yong Joon looked like he actually bothered to shower, shave, and dress up before coming out.

5. Helen Mirren, I like you. A lot. And Daniel Day-Lewis, I like you too, even if you did seem to be a victim of the ‘slept on a park bench’ look everybody else was possessed by.

6. The musical numbers had the same production style and values as your local public access TV channel or maybe BBC circa 1965. I would pay NOT to watch them.

7. Cameron Diaz, when you can't read the teleprompter without stumbling, it's time to lay off wine-coolers.

The party though? Was awesome.
dangermousie: (Dr Who: Rose by miss_strawberry)
I really wanted to spend last night finishing the adventures of Tae-In and his ‘Biscuit’ but we got invited to an Oscar party so I watched overprivileged unkempt people congratulate each other instead.

So yeah, Oscars:

1. I would imagine, if you work in Hollywood, you can afford a hair-brush, and (if you are a guy) a razor. But clearly I am mistaken. Most of the people looked wild-haired and unshaven, as if they’d slept under a bridge. It’s not cute in a homeless person (but they have a reason for being thus), and it’s doubly uncute in you, overpaid hack(s). Colin Farrell especially. We all know you are sleazy, you don't have to prove it by looking like you just came off a meth binge. (I like CF, I do, but seriously...yikes).

2. Con-di-tio-ner. Not a hard word. Look it up. The hair of all men and most women did not just look like it was cut with garden shears, it looked dank, lackluster, and if they had washed it in household soap at most, or, more likely, not wash it at all.

3. Lopsided dresses might be the newest ‘in’ thing, but all they make me think of is that you were either unable to pay for both sleeves, or that part of your dress got caught in the door.

4. If there was an Oscar for most boring speech, the decision would be almost impossible to make. Look at it this way: I had more fun watching Bae Yong Joon’s acceptance speech at MBC awards in unsubtitled Korean than I did yours, random overpaid actor/producer/whoever. And you know why? Because my level of comprehension and interest is about the same in random names you spout off that I don’t know anything about, and unsubbed Korean, a language I don’t speak. But at least Bae Yong Joon looked like he actually bothered to shower, shave, and dress up before coming out.

5. Helen Mirren, I like you. A lot. And Daniel Day-Lewis, I like you too, even if you did seem to be a victim of the ‘slept on a park bench’ look everybody else was possessed by.

6. The musical numbers had the same production style and values as your local public access TV channel or maybe BBC circa 1965. I would pay NOT to watch them.

7. Cameron Diaz, when you can't read the teleprompter without stumbling, it's time to lay off wine-coolers.

The party though? Was awesome.
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)
I am on episode 9 and The Legend continues to be amazing. I am just so in love with it. I have also been amusing myself imagining what kind of fandom/fanfic things there would be if this was an American show.

Wherein I let loose my imaginings on typical course of fandoms, with no spoilers for the drama )

I really wish there was a fandom for this :D

Also, I was thinking how your first impression of an actor really does affect you. Because a lot of reaction to The Legend (or its existence) has been 'Bae Yong Joon playing manly sword-wielding Prince? WTF, isn't he the guy who was all emo and weepy and possessed of blue scarf* in Winter Sonata?' But for me, since the only thing I've seen him in was Untold Scandal, the main feeling is 'Oh thank God! At least this time, while he might be a violent, period-garbed aristocrat, he is not a violent, period-garbed aristocrat who is a disgusting slimeball ruining virgins.' LOL.

*I have never seen so much dislike heaped on a single item of clothing. To those people I say, go check out the fashion in twdrama 'Magicians of Love.' I defy you not to develop such blinding hate for all of Fernando's (yes, that is his name) wardrobe that anything else will pale in comparison.

In other news, because of [livejournal.com profile] miss_dian's shiny post, I started also watching the adorable Korean movie My Little Bride and it's beyond awesome. It's a cute, sweet, under two-hours Korean movie about Sangmin, a college student (played by the adorable Kim Rae Won) who has grown up with the spunky Boeun (played by equally adorable Moon Geunyoung), who is currently 15 (I think. Or is it 16?). Their families have always been friends, but Boeun's eccentric grandpa decides to move it all up quite a level by asking Boeun and Sangin to get married! To each other! Obviously, neither has any interest in such a match: Boeun is only 15, about the most serious relationship she is interested in is a crush on a hunky fellow student. Not marriage with much too-old-in-her-eyes, and much too-well-known Sangmin. And Sangmin is even more disinterested. He wants to continue picking up hot college girls, not settle down with a snotty, bossy girl he sees as a little sister.

A bit more of unspoilery summary )

Anyway, it's a fun movie.

In other news, Oscar Nominations are out.

I am glad of the following:

1. Viggo Mortensen for Best Actor. He was amazing in Eastern Promises. I mean, I bought him as a Russian.

2. Best Picture nomination for Atonement. Yay. I am glad that my third-favorite movie of the year got in, seeing that my Top 2 (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Lust, Caution) got almost completely overlooked. On that front, yay for Casey Affleck's nomination for Supporting Actor for Assassination of JJ by tCRF. Yay! Best, most overlooked movie this year.

3. Beaufort, Katyn, 12, and Mongol as Best Foreign Picture noms. And Persepolis in animation. Because that means I get a chance to see them on big screen.

4. Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd. Because he is Johnny Depp.

5. There Will Be Blood's eight noms. You go, Upton Sinclair! :)
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)
I am on episode 9 and The Legend continues to be amazing. I am just so in love with it. I have also been amusing myself imagining what kind of fandom/fanfic things there would be if this was an American show.

Wherein I let loose my imaginings on typical course of fandoms, with no spoilers for the drama )

I really wish there was a fandom for this :D

Also, I was thinking how your first impression of an actor really does affect you. Because a lot of reaction to The Legend (or its existence) has been 'Bae Yong Joon playing manly sword-wielding Prince? WTF, isn't he the guy who was all emo and weepy and possessed of blue scarf* in Winter Sonata?' But for me, since the only thing I've seen him in was Untold Scandal, the main feeling is 'Oh thank God! At least this time, while he might be a violent, period-garbed aristocrat, he is not a violent, period-garbed aristocrat who is a disgusting slimeball ruining virgins.' LOL.

*I have never seen so much dislike heaped on a single item of clothing. To those people I say, go check out the fashion in twdrama 'Magicians of Love.' I defy you not to develop such blinding hate for all of Fernando's (yes, that is his name) wardrobe that anything else will pale in comparison.

In other news, because of [livejournal.com profile] miss_dian's shiny post, I started also watching the adorable Korean movie My Little Bride and it's beyond awesome. It's a cute, sweet, under two-hours Korean movie about Sangmin, a college student (played by the adorable Kim Rae Won) who has grown up with the spunky Boeun (played by equally adorable Moon Geunyoung), who is currently 15 (I think. Or is it 16?). Their families have always been friends, but Boeun's eccentric grandpa decides to move it all up quite a level by asking Boeun and Sangin to get married! To each other! Obviously, neither has any interest in such a match: Boeun is only 15, about the most serious relationship she is interested in is a crush on a hunky fellow student. Not marriage with much too-old-in-her-eyes, and much too-well-known Sangmin. And Sangmin is even more disinterested. He wants to continue picking up hot college girls, not settle down with a snotty, bossy girl he sees as a little sister.

A bit more of unspoilery summary )

Anyway, it's a fun movie.

In other news, Oscar Nominations are out.

I am glad of the following:

1. Viggo Mortensen for Best Actor. He was amazing in Eastern Promises. I mean, I bought him as a Russian.

2. Best Picture nomination for Atonement. Yay. I am glad that my third-favorite movie of the year got in, seeing that my Top 2 (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Lust, Caution) got almost completely overlooked. On that front, yay for Casey Affleck's nomination for Supporting Actor for Assassination of JJ by tCRF. Yay! Best, most overlooked movie this year.

3. Beaufort, Katyn, 12, and Mongol as Best Foreign Picture noms. And Persepolis in animation. Because that means I get a chance to see them on big screen.

4. Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd. Because he is Johnny Depp.

5. There Will Be Blood's eight noms. You go, Upton Sinclair! :)
dangermousie: (Capital Scandal Secrets by miss_dian)
I am on episode 9 and The Legend continues to be amazing. I am just so in love with it. I have also been amusing myself imagining what kind of fandom/fanfic things there would be if this was an American show.

Wherein I let loose my imaginings on typical course of fandoms, with no spoilers for the drama )

I really wish there was a fandom for this :D

Also, I was thinking how your first impression of an actor really does affect you. Because a lot of reaction to The Legend (or its existence) has been 'Bae Yong Joon playing manly sword-wielding Prince? WTF, isn't he the guy who was all emo and weepy and possessed of blue scarf* in Winter Sonata?' But for me, since the only thing I've seen him in was Untold Scandal, the main feeling is 'Oh thank God! At least this time, while he might be a violent, period-garbed aristocrat, he is not a violent, period-garbed aristocrat who is a disgusting slimeball ruining virgins.' LOL.

*I have never seen so much dislike heaped on a single item of clothing. To those people I say, go check out the fashion in twdrama 'Magicians of Love.' I defy you not to develop such blinding hate for all of Fernando's (yes, that is his name) wardrobe that anything else will pale in comparison.

In other news, because of [livejournal.com profile] miss_dian's shiny post, I started also watching the adorable Korean movie My Little Bride and it's beyond awesome. It's a cute, sweet, under two-hours Korean movie about Sangmin, a college student (played by the adorable Kim Rae Won) who has grown up with the spunky Boeun (played by equally adorable Moon Geunyoung), who is currently 15 (I think. Or is it 16?). Their families have always been friends, but Boeun's eccentric grandpa decides to move it all up quite a level by asking Boeun and Sangin to get married! To each other! Obviously, neither has any interest in such a match: Boeun is only 15, about the most serious relationship she is interested in is a crush on a hunky fellow student. Not marriage with much too-old-in-her-eyes, and much too-well-known Sangmin. And Sangmin is even more disinterested. He wants to continue picking up hot college girls, not settle down with a snotty, bossy girl he sees as a little sister.

A bit more of unspoilery summary )

Anyway, it's a fun movie.

In other news, Oscar Nominations are out.

I am glad of the following:

1. Viggo Mortensen for Best Actor. He was amazing in Eastern Promises. I mean, I bought him as a Russian.

2. Best Picture nomination for Atonement. Yay. I am glad that my third-favorite movie of the year got in, seeing that my Top 2 (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Lust, Caution) got almost completely overlooked. On that front, yay for Casey Affleck's nomination for Supporting Actor for Assassination of JJ by tCRF. Yay! Best, most overlooked movie this year.

3. Beaufort, Katyn, 12, and Mongol as Best Foreign Picture noms. And Persepolis in animation. Because that means I get a chance to see them on big screen.

4. Johnny Depp for Sweeney Todd. Because he is Johnny Depp.

5. There Will Be Blood's eight noms. You go, Upton Sinclair! :)
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: (Kenshin: b&w kiss by roninhonor)
Hmmmm, Oscars last night. I confess we only watched the monologue and a bit after. Shortly after the nice guys won for Wallace and Gromit, we switched to Peacemaker instead, only switching back in time for BP announcement.

Crash, hmmmm? I thought the movie was a contrived, preachy, simplistic piece of Oscarbation, but then Brokeback Mountain, the odds-on favorite was rather dull. I liked the first half better than the second but it dragged on and on and ooooon, making me wish for a ff button in the theater. It was sort of like Bridges of Madison Country only with two men, and (to be fair) Heath Ledger being a deal hotter than Clint Eastwood. My favorite of the nominees, Good Night and Good Luck. has a snowball’s chance in hell anyway, and none of my Top 10 movies were even nominated so…yeah, there is a reason why we were watching Peacemaker instead.

And speaking of Peacemaker, I’ve fallen in love. I’ve liked most of the anime I’ve watched (Last Exile and Marmalade Boy being the only exceptions. LE left me cold and I loathed MB), but as to loving it, that’s a much rarer matter. But Peacemaker Kurogane is LOVE. And not just because it gave me my only slash ship so far besides Clark/Lex (well, there is also Ralph/Laurie in Renault’s The Charioteer, but that’s canon, so it’s not slash, right?)

I love the animation which is beautiful and fluid and somehow 3D-ish. I love the continuing storylines. I love the gorgeous fights and the funny, funny humor. But most of all, I love the characters. PK is chock-full of these amazing, complicated, cool characters (yes, I even like Tetsu now, though he is still least interesting of the bunch). And I love that not all backgrounds/histories are explained, though there are dribbles as things come up in conversation. It feels natural, as if you’ve been given a peek into a continuing life of a number of people, and it will go on after you’ve stopped watching, just as it went on before.

Lengthy PK thoughts. And on a new slash ship for moi )

Pictures to accompany the write-up )
dangermousie: (Kenshin: b&w kiss by roninhonor)
Hmmmm, Oscars last night. I confess we only watched the monologue and a bit after. Shortly after the nice guys won for Wallace and Gromit, we switched to Peacemaker instead, only switching back in time for BP announcement.

Crash, hmmmm? I thought the movie was a contrived, preachy, simplistic piece of Oscarbation, but then Brokeback Mountain, the odds-on favorite was rather dull. I liked the first half better than the second but it dragged on and on and ooooon, making me wish for a ff button in the theater. It was sort of like Bridges of Madison Country only with two men, and (to be fair) Heath Ledger being a deal hotter than Clint Eastwood. My favorite of the nominees, Good Night and Good Luck. has a snowball’s chance in hell anyway, and none of my Top 10 movies were even nominated so…yeah, there is a reason why we were watching Peacemaker instead.

And speaking of Peacemaker, I’ve fallen in love. I’ve liked most of the anime I’ve watched (Last Exile and Marmalade Boy being the only exceptions. LE left me cold and I loathed MB), but as to loving it, that’s a much rarer matter. But Peacemaker Kurogane is LOVE. And not just because it gave me my only slash ship so far besides Clark/Lex (well, there is also Ralph/Laurie in Renault’s The Charioteer, but that’s canon, so it’s not slash, right?)

I love the animation which is beautiful and fluid and somehow 3D-ish. I love the continuing storylines. I love the gorgeous fights and the funny, funny humor. But most of all, I love the characters. PK is chock-full of these amazing, complicated, cool characters (yes, I even like Tetsu now, though he is still least interesting of the bunch). And I love that not all backgrounds/histories are explained, though there are dribbles as things come up in conversation. It feels natural, as if you’ve been given a peek into a continuing life of a number of people, and it will go on after you’ve stopped watching, just as it went on before.

Lengthy PK thoughts. And on a new slash ship for moi )

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