dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
We just got back from Captain America, which wasn't bad but didn't grab me as much as the Iron Man movies or Thor (those I adored). Didn't help that (a) Chris Evans is not really my cup of tea (b) love interest was boring - I spent most of the movie slashing him with his BFF (c) come on, make the Nazis the antagonists, not some Nazi-type group.

I am usually not a picky action/superhero fangirl (I loved GI Joe) but this was merely OK.

Two best things about the movie? After the credits, they show a teaser for The Avengers and I want want want want! Any movie that has Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Stark AND Thor in it, is getting my fangirl money and hormones asap.

Second thing? They showed a trailer for John Carter (which used to be 'John Carter of Mars since it is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs book of the same name, but I guess they thought it would be unhip or something) and I would have been making grabby hands at the screen if possible. Read the book ages ago and enjoyed it - I am very prone to cheesy Victorian/Edwardian adventure novels. Plus, any movie that stars Taylor Kitsch (what an appropriate last name!) as a long-haired angsty warrior wearing little more than leather straps has my vote of approval. Trailer:



Not so good? The trailer for new Spiderman. Ugh! The first of the three Raimi Spidey movies was less than 10 years ago, why on earth does it need a reboot? Also, it looks horrible and the leading man is just - no. Tobey Maguire was perfect in the role despite not looking like my dream man. This guy is the blandest thing since sliced bread, perfect for the boring trailer. People in our theater actually laughed at it, which doesn't bode well.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
We just got back from Captain America, which wasn't bad but didn't grab me as much as the Iron Man movies or Thor (those I adored). Didn't help that (a) Chris Evans is not really my cup of tea (b) love interest was boring - I spent most of the movie slashing him with his BFF (c) come on, make the Nazis the antagonists, not some Nazi-type group.

I am usually not a picky action/superhero fangirl (I loved GI Joe) but this was merely OK.

Two best things about the movie? After the credits, they show a teaser for The Avengers and I want want want want! Any movie that has Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Stark AND Thor in it, is getting my fangirl money and hormones asap.

Second thing? They showed a trailer for John Carter (which used to be 'John Carter of Mars since it is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs book of the same name, but I guess they thought it would be unhip or something) and I would have been making grabby hands at the screen if possible. Read the book ages ago and enjoyed it - I am very prone to cheesy Victorian/Edwardian adventure novels. Plus, any movie that stars Taylor Kitsch (what an appropriate last name!) as a long-haired angsty warrior wearing little more than leather straps has my vote of approval. Trailer:



Not so good? The trailer for new Spiderman. Ugh! The first of the three Raimi Spidey movies was less than 10 years ago, why on earth does it need a reboot? Also, it looks horrible and the leading man is just - no. Tobey Maguire was perfect in the role despite not looking like my dream man. This guy is the blandest thing since sliced bread, perfect for the boring trailer. People in our theater actually laughed at it, which doesn't bode well.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Chiana by icequeen3101)
We just got back from Captain America, which wasn't bad but didn't grab me as much as the Iron Man movies or Thor (those I adored). Didn't help that (a) Chris Evans is not really my cup of tea (b) love interest was boring - I spent most of the movie slashing him with his BFF (c) come on, make the Nazis the antagonists, not some Nazi-type group.

I am usually not a picky action/superhero fangirl (I loved GI Joe) but this was merely OK.

Two best things about the movie? After the credits, they show a teaser for The Avengers and I want want want want! Any movie that has Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Stark AND Thor in it, is getting my fangirl money and hormones asap.

Second thing? They showed a trailer for John Carter (which used to be 'John Carter of Mars since it is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs book of the same name, but I guess they thought it would be unhip or something) and I would have been making grabby hands at the screen if possible. Read the book ages ago and enjoyed it - I am very prone to cheesy Victorian/Edwardian adventure novels. Plus, any movie that stars Taylor Kitsch (what an appropriate last name!) as a long-haired angsty warrior wearing little more than leather straps has my vote of approval. Trailer:



Not so good? The trailer for new Spiderman. Ugh! The first of the three Raimi Spidey movies was less than 10 years ago, why on earth does it need a reboot? Also, it looks horrible and the leading man is just - no. Tobey Maguire was perfect in the role despite not looking like my dream man. This guy is the blandest thing since sliced bread, perfect for the boring trailer. People in our theater actually laughed at it, which doesn't bode well.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Jool by icequeen3101)
Saw Spiderman 3 tonight.

It was entertaining and worth $10, even if nowhere near as good as the first and especially second movie.

But it was very fun.

Also, James Franco? Too pretty for words. And is almost nekkid in one scene, to a great deal of audible appreciation from self, Best Friend and a lot of other members in the audience. Heh.

I'll have a proper review later (as well as get to all the comments left yesterday and today, I promise) but it's late and I want to go to bed.

So all I will say for now is:

I WANT HARRY AND PETER SLASH. NOW. ACTUALLY MAKE IT YESTERDAY.

And I don't even normally go for slash :)

P.S. The trailer for the fifth Harry Potter movie actually looked good, like something I'd want to see and I really dislike HP movies (much as I adore the books). Cudos to the promo people.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Jool by icequeen3101)
Saw Spiderman 3 tonight.

It was entertaining and worth $10, even if nowhere near as good as the first and especially second movie.

But it was very fun.

Also, James Franco? Too pretty for words. And is almost nekkid in one scene, to a great deal of audible appreciation from self, Best Friend and a lot of other members in the audience. Heh.

I'll have a proper review later (as well as get to all the comments left yesterday and today, I promise) but it's late and I want to go to bed.

So all I will say for now is:

I WANT HARRY AND PETER SLASH. NOW. ACTUALLY MAKE IT YESTERDAY.

And I don't even normally go for slash :)

P.S. The trailer for the fifth Harry Potter movie actually looked good, like something I'd want to see and I really dislike HP movies (much as I adore the books). Cudos to the promo people.
dangermousie: (Farscape: Jool by icequeen3101)
Saw Spiderman 3 tonight.

It was entertaining and worth $10, even if nowhere near as good as the first and especially second movie.

But it was very fun.

Also, James Franco? Too pretty for words. And is almost nekkid in one scene, to a great deal of audible appreciation from self, Best Friend and a lot of other members in the audience. Heh.

I'll have a proper review later (as well as get to all the comments left yesterday and today, I promise) but it's late and I want to go to bed.

So all I will say for now is:

I WANT HARRY AND PETER SLASH. NOW. ACTUALLY MAKE IT YESTERDAY.

And I don't even normally go for slash :)

P.S. The trailer for the fifth Harry Potter movie actually looked good, like something I'd want to see and I really dislike HP movies (much as I adore the books). Cudos to the promo people.
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This line is from the best book I've read this year, Rupert Holmes' Where the Truth Lies. Felt like using it.

This is going to be a big grab-bag of a post because I am going away for a vacation and won't be back until the beginning of January. Happy (early) Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year or any other holiday of choice to those who celebrate! If you'll allow me to be sappy for a moment, last year, I knew only two people on my friends' list ([livejournal.com profile] aliterati and [livejournal.com profile] katranna) because I didn't even have an lj. And this year I got to meet all of you really fun, interesting, clever people through lj. Yeah, it's mushy, but reading my friends' list makes me happy way too often to mention. So thank you.

1. You know this period of time when you know that you can't save yourself from falling and the best you can do is try to twist in such a way so your bruise won't be too bad, but you haven't yet hit the ground? Time really does slow down, or more accurately, you become much more aware of each instant. Unfortunately, what you are aware of is frustration and anticipation of pain. Yuck. Yes, for future reference to self, watch out for ice on the sidewalks.

2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It's out now. Go see it. Go see it even if you have to rob a bank to do it. It's a film noir homage and parody that I fell madly in love with and which is in my Top 5 of the year. It's post-modern and it's old-fashioned. It's intelligent, twisty, funny, witty as hell and surprisingly tender and romantic. Any absence of marketing on this movie is a crime. And no matter how outrageous or clever it gets, you never really feel the shellacked indifference to violence of a Tarantino movie, primarily because of the look in Harry's eyes (Harry is played by Robert Downey Jr who should stay off drugs, please, because I love him.) Oh, and Val Kilmer is the coolest gay private detective ever. The Flick Filosopher [sic] said it better than I can in her review here. Why are you still reading this? Go buy a ticket!

3. I know in Smallville the smooshed term "Clexana" refers to the Clark/Lex/Lana triangle (barf) but every time I see it, I think it refers to menage-a-trois instead, and it suddenly becomes a heck of a lot more interesting, especially since I have a hilarious picture in my head of Lana horrifiedly realizing that the boys are sort of more interested in each other and abandoned her to fend for herself while they get it on...heeee.

Items 4 through 9 here. Containing Superheroes, One Tree Hill, Bollywood, BSG and Star Wars )
dangermousie: (Default)
This line is from the best book I've read this year, Rupert Holmes' Where the Truth Lies. Felt like using it.

This is going to be a big grab-bag of a post because I am going away for a vacation and won't be back until the beginning of January. Happy (early) Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year or any other holiday of choice to those who celebrate! If you'll allow me to be sappy for a moment, last year, I knew only two people on my friends' list ([livejournal.com profile] aliterati and [livejournal.com profile] katranna) because I didn't even have an lj. And this year I got to meet all of you really fun, interesting, clever people through lj. Yeah, it's mushy, but reading my friends' list makes me happy way too often to mention. So thank you.

1. You know this period of time when you know that you can't save yourself from falling and the best you can do is try to twist in such a way so your bruise won't be too bad, but you haven't yet hit the ground? Time really does slow down, or more accurately, you become much more aware of each instant. Unfortunately, what you are aware of is frustration and anticipation of pain. Yuck. Yes, for future reference to self, watch out for ice on the sidewalks.

2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It's out now. Go see it. Go see it even if you have to rob a bank to do it. It's a film noir homage and parody that I fell madly in love with and which is in my Top 5 of the year. It's post-modern and it's old-fashioned. It's intelligent, twisty, funny, witty as hell and surprisingly tender and romantic. Any absence of marketing on this movie is a crime. And no matter how outrageous or clever it gets, you never really feel the shellacked indifference to violence of a Tarantino movie, primarily because of the look in Harry's eyes (Harry is played by Robert Downey Jr who should stay off drugs, please, because I love him.) Oh, and Val Kilmer is the coolest gay private detective ever. The Flick Filosopher [sic] said it better than I can in her review here. Why are you still reading this? Go buy a ticket!

3. I know in Smallville the smooshed term "Clexana" refers to the Clark/Lex/Lana triangle (barf) but every time I see it, I think it refers to menage-a-trois instead, and it suddenly becomes a heck of a lot more interesting, especially since I have a hilarious picture in my head of Lana horrifiedly realizing that the boys are sort of more interested in each other and abandoned her to fend for herself while they get it on...heeee.

Items 4 through 9 here. Containing Superheroes, One Tree Hill, Bollywood, BSG and Star Wars )
dangermousie: (Default)
This line is from the best book I've read this year, Rupert Holmes' Where the Truth Lies. Felt like using it.

This is going to be a big grab-bag of a post because I am going away for a vacation and won't be back until the beginning of January. Happy (early) Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year or any other holiday of choice to those who celebrate! If you'll allow me to be sappy for a moment, last year, I knew only two people on my friends' list ([livejournal.com profile] aliterati and [livejournal.com profile] katranna) because I didn't even have an lj. And this year I got to meet all of you really fun, interesting, clever people through lj. Yeah, it's mushy, but reading my friends' list makes me happy way too often to mention. So thank you.

1. You know this period of time when you know that you can't save yourself from falling and the best you can do is try to twist in such a way so your bruise won't be too bad, but you haven't yet hit the ground? Time really does slow down, or more accurately, you become much more aware of each instant. Unfortunately, what you are aware of is frustration and anticipation of pain. Yuck. Yes, for future reference to self, watch out for ice on the sidewalks.

2. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It's out now. Go see it. Go see it even if you have to rob a bank to do it. It's a film noir homage and parody that I fell madly in love with and which is in my Top 5 of the year. It's post-modern and it's old-fashioned. It's intelligent, twisty, funny, witty as hell and surprisingly tender and romantic. Any absence of marketing on this movie is a crime. And no matter how outrageous or clever it gets, you never really feel the shellacked indifference to violence of a Tarantino movie, primarily because of the look in Harry's eyes (Harry is played by Robert Downey Jr who should stay off drugs, please, because I love him.) Oh, and Val Kilmer is the coolest gay private detective ever. The Flick Filosopher [sic] said it better than I can in her review here. Why are you still reading this? Go buy a ticket!

3. I know in Smallville the smooshed term "Clexana" refers to the Clark/Lex/Lana triangle (barf) but every time I see it, I think it refers to menage-a-trois instead, and it suddenly becomes a heck of a lot more interesting, especially since I have a hilarious picture in my head of Lana horrifiedly realizing that the boys are sort of more interested in each other and abandoned her to fend for herself while they get it on...heeee.

Items 4 through 9 here. Containing Superheroes, One Tree Hill, Bollywood, BSG and Star Wars )

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