Miscellany

Jul. 21st, 2010 08:17 pm
sulwen: (adam5)
First of all, apparently Tommy's dad is really sick, so no Tommy at tonight's show as he's going home to be with him. I hope it isn't too serious, poor guy.

Saw Inception again, and it was again awesome. Picked up on a lot of things that I didn't the first time. That's something I love so much about Nolan films - each experience of watching them feels different.

New LJ theme. I really wanted something more colorful, but this was the only one that jumped out at me, and of course, it's not colorful at all. Oh well!

Finally bought Adam's CD like a good fan. Got the Euro version that includes Master Plan, DtRH, Voodoo, and Can't Let You Go. And I have NO IDEA why all these songs weren't on the American release...particularly Master Plan, which I think could have been an excellent single.

And now something amusing - we have a new member of the pantheon! Along with Lady Godga and Adam "Gay Messiah" Lambert, please welcome Jesus Gordon-Levitt! I read that on ONTD and lost it, but seriously, dude was badass in Inception. I feel like his career is ready to absolutely take off. Hope he can capitalize!
sulwen: (clover)
So, Inception - great movie, or greatest movie EVER? After one viewing, I'm leaning toward GREATEST EVER.
sulwen: (taken)
So what should I do about my parents?

Well, whatever you do, don't tell them a bottom banged you barebare.


- The Big Gay Musical

Also, I apparently cannot watch any movie with even a hint of gay without simultaneously re-imagining it as a J2 AU. And to be honest, I really can't see how this is a bad thing!
sulwen: (adam)
Watching Rocky Horror Picture Show while I wait for Doctor Who to download, and OMG THIS MOVIE NEEDS TO BE REMADE STARRING ADAM LAMBERT SO FUCKING BAD!

I mean, I love the original, and Tim Curry rocks my world. But STILL! Come on, Hollywood! You remake everything else! Please please please?

And oh! Then it would have an actual fandom! Which would be fabulous, because I never did find any fic for this movie...so sad...

ETA: Oh oh oh! I also want Adam/Tim Curry RPS please, with Adam getting to meet him at some celebrity party and then chatting and complimenting and later getting it on. BECAUSE IT WOULD BE EPIC.
sulwen: (comedian)
Just got back from Kick-Ass, which was FUCKING AMAZING! The movie was funny and violent and irreverent, and at the same time managed to hit some really nice emotional notes, particularly toward the end.

Also, Hit Girl is now one of my favorite characters (and absolutely the best female superhero) EVER. I want her costume!
sulwen: (clover)
Yay for Alice having a record-breaking weekend! I have celebrated by watching two other versions of the story (old-school Disney and Hallmark, which is actually shockingly awesome) and by ordering a copy of The Annotated Alice. Here's hoping the movie has some legs on it!

Also, did anyone catch House last night? My DVR cut off the last couple of lines.

Wolfman

Mar. 1st, 2010 01:43 am
sulwen: (oregon trail fail)
Let's be clear: I had low expectations going in. But man, this was the worst movie I've seen in theaters in a long, long time. I was literally having trouble staying awake toward the end. Which is sad, because Anthony Hopkins and especially Hugo Weaving gave some fantastic performances. I suppose there was some decent violence as well. But overall, it was a boring movie with absolutely no plot, an incredibly weak main character, and really really cheesy prosthetics. Lamesauce.
sulwen: (bloody)
Unfortunately, not as good as I wanted it to be. Not bad - I was entertained throughout - but not great, either.

Worst thing about the evening, though? Someone had a BABY with them. In a crowded Saturday night showing of an R-rated movie. This really, really bothers me, on several levels. Have some fucking common sense, please!
sulwen: (blue)
Just finished watching Food, Inc. and found it incredibly disturbing. Sickening. Heart wrenching.

Highly recommended, but only if you really want to know. This may be a case in which ignorance is bliss...if you're willing to take the chance.

ETA: So I've been doing some more research into this, and it's simply revolting. I honestly don't think I'm going to eat anything tomorrow until I can get down to Whole Foods. *shudder*
sulwen: (green)
Absolutely and completely stolen from [livejournal.com profile] lesson_in_love. Great idea!

Here are my top five movies from each year of this decade. Just cause.

Read more... )

Wow. I didn't realize how few movies a year I really fall in love with. It's kind of sad, actually.

Still! I now have the information needed to make this:

My Top Ten Favorite Movies of the Decade

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
4. The Prestige
5. The Dark Knight
6. Serenity
7. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
8. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
9. Brokeback Mountain
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
sulwen: (sshg)
Just got back from seeing Harry Potter 6 for a second time. Matt, Abby and I went last night at midnight - a very last-minute thing, but it was fun - and then Matt and I went again tonight. It's really a very good movie in its own right - funny when it wants to be, serious when it wants to be, emotional when it wants to be, and always interesting. The special effects are quite beautiful, as well.

But OH MY GOD SO MUCH OF MY LOVELY LOVELY SNAPE! Snape/Hermione was my first huge OTP, and I'm a huge Alan Rickman fan, so I've always craved more of him in all the movies. In this one, finally, he gets a decent amount of screen time. And oh my, is it wonderful! That man knows how to work a cape, let me tell you. I'm seriously going to have to start reading HP fic again. YUM.
sulwen: (blind mag 1)
So. I have no idea how I've managed to reach age 23 without seeing The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's so totally me. I love musicals, I love "bad" movies, I love subversive media, and I love fucking with gender and sexuality. AND I love Tim Curry! Somehow, though, I just never sat down and watched it. Today, we were at Best Buy to pick up the new Green Day album, and I saw RHPS for five bucks. And honestly, I'll pay five bucks for just about anything.

I literally just watched the movie twice in a row, and I'm probably about to go back for a third viewing. It's perfect. It's everything Repo! wants to be and isn't.*

Also, I've never really had much of a thing for transsexuals before. No problem with it, definitely, but it wasn't a kink. Now? Oh, Tim Curry...job well done, sir. Not to sound like a fandom secret, but...I'd hit that SO FUCKING HARD.

Who wants to find a midnight showing somewhere and go with me? It'll be fun!


*Not that I don't love Repo! I do. I just...I love it more for what it should have been than what it actually is. In my head, it's a masterwork. On film...not so much.


ETA: Also, since evidently nothing in my life has meaning unless there's fic of it...does anyone know if fic for this movie exists? My LJ-fu is failing me here.
sulwen: (cracktastic)
They have this new thing where you give them your taste preferences, and they give you recommendations based on them - similar to the old system, not quite the same. Here were my top two categories:

Violent Gay and Lesbian Dramas

and

Visually-striking Mind-bending Foreign Movies

Wow. In other words, I evidently like the kind of movies that NO ONE ELSE EVER WATCHES.

Watchmen

Mar. 7th, 2009 08:38 am
sulwen: (comedian)
Man, it's been forever since I updated...a combination of being busy and not having much to talk about, I guess.

*Spoiler-free*

So. Watchmen was completely awesome. I was really glad that I read the comic before seeing the movie, because half the fun was picking out the little recognizable things from that version. Also, I feel like the story would have been pretty confusing without reading the graphic novel first.

I honestly have almost no complaints. There were a few notable lines I missed, and a few scenes felt a bit rushed, but overall, just fantastic stuff. I was really, really entertained throughout. I love how they managed to retain the deep ideas from the comic along with the rest of it. The philosophy was really was made the story for me, and it was there, and I went home thinking, which I just love to do.

And oh my god, the SEX AND VIOLENCE! People probably think I'm completely obsessed with this stuff because I get so excited for it, but the reason I get excited is that you NEVER GET TO SEE IT. Movies like to pussy out so they can get a PG-13 rating (like fucking Terminator...we'll see how that one plays out), and I HATE THAT. This movie? This movie had some of the most brutal, almost sickening violence I've ever seen, and sex that was almost porn-worthy. It was awesome. The story DEMANDED that. Good for them.

That said...there were definitely kids in the theatre we were in. Young, young kids. This is NOT a kid's movie. They really should not have been there. I would have been seriously disturbed by some of the shit that goes down in this movie, seeing it at that age. Don't parents even look at ratings? Come on...take some responsibility!

Overall, though, AWESOME. Go see it.

ETA: Also, JDM was amazing! It was so cool to see him just go out there and be a total badass! Also, I would totally hit that! I want more JDM movies! More, I say! *will totally fangirl him* *needs a Comedian icon, but will use a John one for now*

ETA2: Better. Yay icon!
sulwen: (l/light kiss)
So Matt thinks that Robert Sean Leonard looks like an older Heath Ledger, and thinks he should be considered for the role of Joker in the next Batman movie. Check out the comparison pictures. What do you think?

Pics... )

I think that they do look alike, and would look even more similar with the makeup...but the only thing I've ever seen RSL in is House, and he's so soft-spoken and nice in that show. Could he really pull off psycho killer?
sulwen: (porn)
Ah, Kirk/Spock, how obvious you are! Wrath of Khan was on HBO tonight, and, as it's been years since I've seen it, it was almost like watching it for the first time. What a death scene! You will never be able to convince me that those two aren't in love. This is why I love fandom. Without fandom, things are good - good movie, good tv show, good book. With fandom, however, things become awesome. Everything is made that much better! And now I can go merrily off through the internet, reading fic. Come on, how cool is that?

ETA: I'm in the middle of this fic, and I'm reading an about-to-be-sex scene, and something struck me as worth noting. As much as I love reading sex, that's not what brings me the most joy in a fic. It's when the author gets the character exactly right. The image of Spock removing his boots and setting them "tidily against the wall" made me absolutely spasm with happiness at the sheer perfection of it. I suppose that's because I'm usually aware, at some level, that I'm reading a mere approximation of the character, a version at best. But sometimes, in the very best fic, that feeling goes away, and I'm reading the real version. That's the real Spock, right there, and having that sense makes what follows so, so much better. It's what sets truly great fanfiction away from the masses of mediocrity.

Update

Oct. 7th, 2008 10:42 am
sulwen: (october)
Thank you for the well-wishes in the last post, everyone! *hugs* My sister and I are going to sit down tomorrow and start seriously planning, which makes me very excited!

It's been a good few days. We went to see Religulous yesterday, which I adored. Bill Maher expresses my opinions about religion better than I could. I love him! The movie was really funny as well. The friends we were with didn't fully agree with some of the ideas in the movie, but they laughed at least as much as we did.

I'm totally looking forward to Zack and Miri Make a Porno. I'm not a huge Kevin Smith fan, but I really liked Dogma and I generally find something to laugh at in his other films. And, of course, I love Seth Rogan! The man can simply do no wrong.

In diet news:




I've lost five pounds! I certainly wasn't eating perfect over the weekend, mostly due to Mom and Dad leaving and Grandma cooking for us every night, but the scale's definitely heading in the right direction. I went for another hike/run yesterday, which was pretty good. However, I did learn the importance of a good warmup - try to do too much too fast and you feel awful.

Speaking of Mom and Dad, they're doing well. I told them to call me every day they're on the road, and so far they are. I just worry about all that driving. They're both good drivers, but there are a lot of bad ones out there. Last I talked to them, they were in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and were VERY happy to be done with Iowa and Nebraska! They're very sick of the car, but I think they're enjoying finally being on the road after all the stress of moving out and saying goodbye.

True Blood Sunday night was awesome. I'm completely hooked at this point. I'm very behind on Supernatural and Heroes, as I can no longer watch either of them at their normal times, but I'm going to catch up by watching them online at some point. I hear they're both going pretty well, especially SPN.

My new novel just hit 18k. It's going well, if a bit disjointed because I keep writing it without looking back to see what's already there. I want to get it to 25k by the time NaNo starts and attempt to finish the draft completely during November.

Oh yeah...and the economy totally sucks. I guess the financial world is supposed to end today or something. But honestly? Until I can't afford to buy food or pay my rent, I'm not going to worry. We'll deal, the way we always do.

The plus side? Bad economy = Obama up in the polls, which means a happy Sulwen!
sulwen: (happy)
Saw Harry Potter 5 at midnight last night. Quite good, really - plus new Rickman scenes, which are ALWAYS worth it! So now I'm in the mood for Potterfic.

Today's goal: Read as many different Harry Potter pairings as possible.

Click to see the ridiculous amount of fic I read today and what I thought of it )

I also read a bit of QAF RPS today, which was amazingly hot, considering all I've even seen of the show so far are clips on YouTube. I can't wait until my DVDs get here!
sulwen: (bondage)
So I think I've decided that the best way to ship the Pirates fandom is just to pair everyone with everyone else. Because, come on, look at the possiblities: Jack/Elizabeth, Jack/Will, Jack/Barbossa, Jack/Norrington, Jack/Tia, Barbossa/Elizabeth, Barbossa/Will, Barbossa/Tia, Will/Tia, Elizabeth/Tia, Elizabeth/Norrington, Jack/Will/Elizabeth, Jack/Will/Norrington, Jack/Will/Barbossa, Jack/Barbossa/Elizabeth...it goes on and on! I'd read ANY of that, no kidding (though my recent faves are Barbossa/Elizabeth and Barbossa/Jack - both very, very nice!). *loves fandom SO MUCH!*

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