dangermousie: (PMK: Pig by psychodragon82)
This quote from The Defamer just made me die:

Indeed, Superman would seem to be great husband material. With his highly desirable qualities of virtue, truthfulness, and good looks, Lois Lane knows better than to screw up a good thing by asking too many questions when he requests that she wear a bald cap and shout her plans for world domination during their weekly sex date.

http://defamer.com/hollywood/superman/is-superman-gay-or-just-sensitive-178461.php

Someone's been watching Smallville!

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] aliterati, I've misplaced my link to Jen's Lex/Clark fanfic. Care to provide?
dangermousie: (PMK: Pig by psychodragon82)
This quote from The Defamer just made me die:

Indeed, Superman would seem to be great husband material. With his highly desirable qualities of virtue, truthfulness, and good looks, Lois Lane knows better than to screw up a good thing by asking too many questions when he requests that she wear a bald cap and shout her plans for world domination during their weekly sex date.

http://defamer.com/hollywood/superman/is-superman-gay-or-just-sensitive-178461.php

Someone's been watching Smallville!

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] aliterati, I've misplaced my link to Jen's Lex/Clark fanfic. Care to provide?
dangermousie: (PMK: Pig by psychodragon82)
This quote from The Defamer just made me die:

Indeed, Superman would seem to be great husband material. With his highly desirable qualities of virtue, truthfulness, and good looks, Lois Lane knows better than to screw up a good thing by asking too many questions when he requests that she wear a bald cap and shout her plans for world domination during their weekly sex date.

http://defamer.com/hollywood/superman/is-superman-gay-or-just-sensitive-178461.php

Someone's been watching Smallville!

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] aliterati, I've misplaced my link to Jen's Lex/Clark fanfic. Care to provide?
dangermousie: (Cyclops by anitabuchan)
I saw Superman Returns. It was absolutely brilliant and joins the small but exclusive ranks of my favorite superhero movies. It's very hard to make pure goodness interesting (one of the most amazing things about Lord of the Rings was that they made Frodo a character I couldn't take my eyes off), but this pulled it off. For the first time ever, I am interested in Superman (and unlike in Smallville, not just because I want him to get it on with Lex).

What I loved the most is that it was, and I know it's an odd term to use, one of the most poetic movies I've ever seen. Visual poetry, poetry of emotion. To use a cliche term, this movie soared.

Spoilery thoughts )
dangermousie: (Cyclops by anitabuchan)
I saw Superman Returns. It was absolutely brilliant and joins the small but exclusive ranks of my favorite superhero movies. It's very hard to make pure goodness interesting (one of the most amazing things about Lord of the Rings was that they made Frodo a character I couldn't take my eyes off), but this pulled it off. For the first time ever, I am interested in Superman (and unlike in Smallville, not just because I want him to get it on with Lex).

What I loved the most is that it was, and I know it's an odd term to use, one of the most poetic movies I've ever seen. Visual poetry, poetry of emotion. To use a cliche term, this movie soared.

Spoilery thoughts )
dangermousie: (Cyclops by anitabuchan)
I saw Superman Returns. It was absolutely brilliant and joins the small but exclusive ranks of my favorite superhero movies. It's very hard to make pure goodness interesting (one of the most amazing things about Lord of the Rings was that they made Frodo a character I couldn't take my eyes off), but this pulled it off. For the first time ever, I am interested in Superman (and unlike in Smallville, not just because I want him to get it on with Lex).

What I loved the most is that it was, and I know it's an odd term to use, one of the most poetic movies I've ever seen. Visual poetry, poetry of emotion. To use a cliche term, this movie soared.

Spoilery thoughts )
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.
dangermousie: (BW: John by jadeicons)
This morning, a thirteen year old, after making eye contact told me "I want you to be my girlfriend. Won't have it any other way." I am afraid I couldn't help but crack up as I told him that my husband might object. If he was taller, MUCH older and this was Bollywood, I'd imagine with such an approach he'd go far. But still, considering I could have been the sprog's mother if I started REALLY early, it was kinda flattering and amusing at the same time.

My BSG Baltar/Six fic has hit a writer's block the size of South America. Sigh...

And completely unrelated, I've been thinking about the late trend in Bollywood movies of white women falling for Bollywood heroes, and what it says about cultural expectations.

Bollywood often reminds me of old, classic-era Hollywood. The same love for musicals and outsized melodrama, the same care for glamor, the same reliance on star mystique and power to carry movies, more than any other element of the film. And this is borne out yet again in their approach to interracial relationships. You know, how in old Hollywood movies, this tragic native girl would fall in love with the white hero? Or an exotic Asian woman would love an American? And these stories seldom ended well, with the woman 'other' being either unrequited or too different to fit in, or dying. Because that story couldn't have a happy ending? And how when movies got more progressive in the 1950s, you'd have a movie like Sayonara, where the interracial couple would overcome obstacles and be together. But even in those movies, it's always a man who is white and a woman who is other.

I think it ties in to the patriarchal nature of the culture, any culture really. Women are percieved as vessels of culture, so a woman of other culture falling for you is an indirect proof of the superiority of your culture over hers. And it's proof of the superiority of your men over those of the other race. OTOH, if it's your women going for other culture the reverse is true and is a humiliation and pollution.

Well, it's a fascinating mirror experience to watch Bollywood's approach. I am sure if some white supremacist saw these, he would probably be clutching his head in horror and pulling out his hair.

Because Bollywood has recently been making a variety of movies where white women fall in love with Indian men. And what a fascinating study they are. Here is a sampling (as I cannot claim I've seen every one ever made). I find it very interesting how those portrayals progress, in a very short term, from the pining and unwanted white girl, to Bollywood staple of star-crossed obstacles to something that is viewed matter of factly as any other relationship might be.

Rather long and case-studyish )

And because it's bad to have nothing but Bollywood, I bring you pics from the upcoming Superman Returns. The movie will probably bore me, but the boy is hot.

Superman photos )
dangermousie: (BW: John by jadeicons)
This morning, a thirteen year old, after making eye contact told me "I want you to be my girlfriend. Won't have it any other way." I am afraid I couldn't help but crack up as I told him that my husband might object. If he was taller, MUCH older and this was Bollywood, I'd imagine with such an approach he'd go far. But still, considering I could have been the sprog's mother if I started REALLY early, it was kinda flattering and amusing at the same time.

My BSG Baltar/Six fic has hit a writer's block the size of South America. Sigh...

And completely unrelated, I've been thinking about the late trend in Bollywood movies of white women falling for Bollywood heroes, and what it says about cultural expectations.

Bollywood often reminds me of old, classic-era Hollywood. The same love for musicals and outsized melodrama, the same care for glamor, the same reliance on star mystique and power to carry movies, more than any other element of the film. And this is borne out yet again in their approach to interracial relationships. You know, how in old Hollywood movies, this tragic native girl would fall in love with the white hero? Or an exotic Asian woman would love an American? And these stories seldom ended well, with the woman 'other' being either unrequited or too different to fit in, or dying. Because that story couldn't have a happy ending? And how when movies got more progressive in the 1950s, you'd have a movie like Sayonara, where the interracial couple would overcome obstacles and be together. But even in those movies, it's always a man who is white and a woman who is other.

I think it ties in to the patriarchal nature of the culture, any culture really. Women are percieved as vessels of culture, so a woman of other culture falling for you is an indirect proof of the superiority of your culture over hers. And it's proof of the superiority of your men over those of the other race. OTOH, if it's your women going for other culture the reverse is true and is a humiliation and pollution.

Well, it's a fascinating mirror experience to watch Bollywood's approach. I am sure if some white supremacist saw these, he would probably be clutching his head in horror and pulling out his hair.

Because Bollywood has recently been making a variety of movies where white women fall in love with Indian men. And what a fascinating study they are. Here is a sampling (as I cannot claim I've seen every one ever made). I find it very interesting how those portrayals progress, in a very short term, from the pining and unwanted white girl, to Bollywood staple of star-crossed obstacles to something that is viewed matter of factly as any other relationship might be.

Rather long and case-studyish )

And because it's bad to have nothing but Bollywood, I bring you pics from the upcoming Superman Returns. The movie will probably bore me, but the boy is hot.

Superman photos )
dangermousie: (BW: John by jadeicons)
This morning, a thirteen year old, after making eye contact told me "I want you to be my girlfriend. Won't have it any other way." I am afraid I couldn't help but crack up as I told him that my husband might object. If he was taller, MUCH older and this was Bollywood, I'd imagine with such an approach he'd go far. But still, considering I could have been the sprog's mother if I started REALLY early, it was kinda flattering and amusing at the same time.

My BSG Baltar/Six fic has hit a writer's block the size of South America. Sigh...

And completely unrelated, I've been thinking about the late trend in Bollywood movies of white women falling for Bollywood heroes, and what it says about cultural expectations.

Bollywood often reminds me of old, classic-era Hollywood. The same love for musicals and outsized melodrama, the same care for glamor, the same reliance on star mystique and power to carry movies, more than any other element of the film. And this is borne out yet again in their approach to interracial relationships. You know, how in old Hollywood movies, this tragic native girl would fall in love with the white hero? Or an exotic Asian woman would love an American? And these stories seldom ended well, with the woman 'other' being either unrequited or too different to fit in, or dying. Because that story couldn't have a happy ending? And how when movies got more progressive in the 1950s, you'd have a movie like Sayonara, where the interracial couple would overcome obstacles and be together. But even in those movies, it's always a man who is white and a woman who is other.

I think it ties in to the patriarchal nature of the culture, any culture really. Women are percieved as vessels of culture, so a woman of other culture falling for you is an indirect proof of the superiority of your culture over hers. And it's proof of the superiority of your men over those of the other race. OTOH, if it's your women going for other culture the reverse is true and is a humiliation and pollution.

Well, it's a fascinating mirror experience to watch Bollywood's approach. I am sure if some white supremacist saw these, he would probably be clutching his head in horror and pulling out his hair.

Because Bollywood has recently been making a variety of movies where white women fall in love with Indian men. And what a fascinating study they are. Here is a sampling (as I cannot claim I've seen every one ever made). I find it very interesting how those portrayals progress, in a very short term, from the pining and unwanted white girl, to Bollywood staple of star-crossed obstacles to something that is viewed matter of factly as any other relationship might be.

Rather long and case-studyish )

And because it's bad to have nothing but Bollywood, I bring you pics from the upcoming Superman Returns. The movie will probably bore me, but the boy is hot.

Superman photos )
dangermousie: (Kaylee)
Watched a few Smallville eps (first season) and Good God. I am usually slash-blind as a bat, but there is no doubt that Man of Steel and Lex Luthor are getting it on like bunnies in the back of the barn.

I mean, seriously, forget the tepid and wooden Lana. The action that's going on ain't involving any het play. I am generally canon Naziish, but what can I say? What with Clark being all bare-chested and wide-eyed "oooooh, ooooooh, Lex you are so cool and I bat my ridiculously long eye lashes at you" and Lex being all older/sophisticated/silk shirt wearing "ooooh, here are tickets for you Clark, here is me saving your farm Clark, would you like my heart on a silver platter Clark," there is no question who is finding out what "alien lovin'" really means, and it ain't Lana.

It doesn't help that MR can act and KK not so much and that TW has better chemistry with Lex than with Lana. Heeeee.

I so see matching designer ties and a commitment ceremony in their future. Well, if Lex can refrain from going evil that is. I guess Clark should just keep him in bed all day or similar.

Also, I read some Clark/Lex slash and it was goooood. Probably the first slash fic I ever liked.

The show is dreadful though.
dangermousie: (Kaylee)
Watched a few Smallville eps (first season) and Good God. I am usually slash-blind as a bat, but there is no doubt that Man of Steel and Lex Luthor are getting it on like bunnies in the back of the barn.

I mean, seriously, forget the tepid and wooden Lana. The action that's going on ain't involving any het play. I am generally canon Naziish, but what can I say? What with Clark being all bare-chested and wide-eyed "oooooh, ooooooh, Lex you are so cool and I bat my ridiculously long eye lashes at you" and Lex being all older/sophisticated/silk shirt wearing "ooooh, here are tickets for you Clark, here is me saving your farm Clark, would you like my heart on a silver platter Clark," there is no question who is finding out what "alien lovin'" really means, and it ain't Lana.

It doesn't help that MR can act and KK not so much and that TW has better chemistry with Lex than with Lana. Heeeee.

I so see matching designer ties and a commitment ceremony in their future. Well, if Lex can refrain from going evil that is. I guess Clark should just keep him in bed all day or similar.

Also, I read some Clark/Lex slash and it was goooood. Probably the first slash fic I ever liked.

The show is dreadful though.
dangermousie: (Kaylee)
Watched a few Smallville eps (first season) and Good God. I am usually slash-blind as a bat, but there is no doubt that Man of Steel and Lex Luthor are getting it on like bunnies in the back of the barn.

I mean, seriously, forget the tepid and wooden Lana. The action that's going on ain't involving any het play. I am generally canon Naziish, but what can I say? What with Clark being all bare-chested and wide-eyed "oooooh, ooooooh, Lex you are so cool and I bat my ridiculously long eye lashes at you" and Lex being all older/sophisticated/silk shirt wearing "ooooh, here are tickets for you Clark, here is me saving your farm Clark, would you like my heart on a silver platter Clark," there is no question who is finding out what "alien lovin'" really means, and it ain't Lana.

It doesn't help that MR can act and KK not so much and that TW has better chemistry with Lex than with Lana. Heeeee.

I so see matching designer ties and a commitment ceremony in their future. Well, if Lex can refrain from going evil that is. I guess Clark should just keep him in bed all day or similar.

Also, I read some Clark/Lex slash and it was goooood. Probably the first slash fic I ever liked.

The show is dreadful though.

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