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Unknown (2006)

I love twisty thrillers and I love Jim Caviezel and I love slashy duos. This film. GUYS.

The premise is awesome... )




Source Code
was rather silly, but Jake Gyllenhaal is always watchable, and he had good chemistry with Vera Farmiga. Not so great with Michelle Monaghan (the love interest) which was a little disappointing. The plot was predictable but there was enough action, and it was fast-paced enough to sustain interest. In all, a solid Silly Bang Bang flick.



I also watched Conan and Abduction. Which were both awful, and I only managed to watch through judicious use of the fast forward button and because I've been on a bid to ignore my life and distract myself with shit tv for the past fortnight or so.

Well done, we have brown people who aren't Will Smith as leads, can we now have them starring in not-shit movies?

Taylor Lautner cannot act to save his life, but he does have very attractive canines.(What? I get weirdly specific sometimes, so sue me. I see why they cast him as a werewolf though).

Conan was so unbelievably sexist and hideous. Though now I really want genderswap fix it fic. Internet, make that happen.

mostly tv

Jan. 19th, 2012 11:16 pm
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The Good Wife 3x13. Entirely superficial not! recap:-- Kalinda, you looked REALLY HOT this episode. I think was the colour of her top, plus some stellar make up? Not sure what exactly, but her skin had all these different tones. She's gorgeous. Not that they couldn't cut back further on the black and increase the use of colour. (Navy? Dark brown? THERE ARE OPTIONS, OKAY.)



Once Upon A Time 1x09. Entirely fed-up not!recap:-- Fuck it. Emma you lose at life. Henry you are an ungrateful shit. Regina, I love you. Rumplestiltskin, I love you as well. Snow and Charming, you're all right but you don't get enough screen time. Everyone else, you are MADE OF BORING. (Red, you are still super!hot). Even mystery man-on-motorbike isn't enough to keep me interested. I had hopes, possibly not very high, but they were middling. Show, you ruined them. Now how am I going to get my Carlyle kick? Bring back SGU, you losers.

Sherlock 2x03/entire season 2. Entirely obsessed not!recap:-- I HAVE TO WAIT A WHOLE YEAR? (Or possibly just under a year) FFFFFUUUUUU. John, you were the wonderfullest wonderful ever to wonderful. Sherlock, you were manic this entire season, but it did make sense in context. Moriarty, you were the best villain in the entire world ever. He gave me shivers, actual physical shivers. I have to watch everything with Andrew Scott in now. EVERYTHING. HIS FACE. MY GOD. Molly and Lestrade, you were great, wish they'd had more screen time, but we got some nice round the edges character development, especially ep 1 and 3. Shame there wasn't more Sally and shame Anthea didn't seem to exist (though we did get more Mycroft, which I certainly approve of.) It was deffo darker this season, which makes me wonder where they're going to go in 3. Even more darker-er?

The Thousandth Man, by Rudyard Kipling
(Taken from mariole@lj)

Oh wow, this really is about John, especially considering... ep3 spoilers... )


Underage ships in Whip It fic )


Anyway, somewhat related, I HAVE ROLLER SKATES! I realise this would make more sense had I told the internet about my intention to take up Roller Derby, so consider this a belated reveal. I INTEND TO TAKE UP ROLLER DERBY! )



Their Eyes Were Watching God. )



Crazy Stupid Love )

Drive )
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I wasn't lying when I made those last straw posts. I've finally had enough. That's not to say I'm dropping my white men fandoms. I'm not. I love them, I'm not going to deny that. But I've reached the point where I just can't stand to continue as I have been, complaining and still doing nothing.

So here is my first step on the path to hypocrisy-free media consumption and critique. For every white men centric source I consume (tv/film/vid I watch, book/fanfic I read etc) I'm going to consume two things about women or POC, a corresponding source if I can, but if not, fic for film or book for vid or any permutation is fine, as long as it's two for every one.

It's not exactly arduous! More media to enjoy!

The same rule however, is going for fanworks. I've got my Wolf!Stiles fic to post soon, and after that I'll create two female/POC centric fics/fan works. (Oh, and a twofer only counts as one.) They don't have to be equivalent size, it's more about opening my mind to the possibilities, it's not like I don't have fics about women and POC rattling around in my skull, but instead of rattling and back burnering, I'm pushing them to the front.

Plus I can work on original fic as well, (in fact that should probably take priority, um). So my work won't always appear up here, but when it's fandom related it definitely will.



The Queen's Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner. )



Takers (spoilers) )


I fail at memes )



Aliens, and TMI )



THAT'S WHERE I SAW HAWKEYE. )
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Baby Face in Bugsy Malone is Dexter Fletcher, also known as Nathan's dad in Misfits, or Soap, in Lock Stock.



AW HE'S SO TINY.



Random brown people in leading roles being randomly brown and no one making a big deal and or plot point out of it: ) pointed it out to me)
Taylor Lautner in Abduction (I think? I haven't actually seen it, just promos).

MORE? Guys, there are more, my brain is blanking. Rec me please? I want brown people having everyday awesome lives entirely independent of their skin colour. Profic or fic, fanon or canon. I AM OPEN.

There's a place for movies that show us what it's like to be of [x] ethnic group or minority, they can be great films and I'm all for them. But it's also nice to be able to imagine yourself in the [generic lead role] and not have to mentally edit your skin colour in order to fit.

WHICH IS WHY, IN THE REMAKE OF THE REMAKE, ABED SHOULD BE BATMAN.



New Girl )



Favourite Community Eps (S1 and S2) ) Abed's mental voice is spot on.



Very belated Once Upon A Time review (Episode 7)

ALL THE SPOILERS. Consider yourself warned. )

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In Barcelona. Have a job! Only 8 hours a week but whatever it´ll cover rent. IT´S A START. OKAY? Am using flatmate´s v weird Spanish keyboard laptop and her dongle internet thing, still no internet in the flat. ¡Dios mío!

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Ok, so do you ever get this thing where you get a soundtrack/music in your head? I don´t mean a tune stuck in your head, I mean, for example, when I'm making up stories, or daydreaming. I get a soundtrack in my head. If I focus too hard on it, it disappears into silence. Usually I don't notice it's there, but if I do, If I sort of half focus, like looking at something out of the corner of your eye, I can listen to it.

But I'm not consciously deciding what note comes next. I don't even decide what style/genre of music it is. It just seems to happen.

IT'S NOT WEIRD. I'M TOTALLY NORMAL. SHUTTUP.

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A packet of reviews (SPOILERS ABOUND):
Remember that OMG FILLUMS post I made a while back? )



Bookses - Malinda Lo´s Ash and Huntress )

threeeee!

May. 8th, 2011 01:22 pm
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Thank you A, this is now stuck in my head forever ... salt peanuts, salt peanuts. (Also, that pic of his face is scaring me. No one's cheeks should look like that.) And have Young Frankenstein Puttin' on the Ritz, just 'cos.

Things in Sherlock fic I cannot deal with:

Mycroft being obvious
John outwitting Mycroft
Sherlock outwitting Mycroft
Anyone outwitting Mycroft
Lack of Mycroft pwning the world.

HOW DO PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTAND HOW EPIC MYCROFT IS? SRSLY.

Stupid movies I can't wait to watch:

Cowboys and Aliens
SCIFI!WESTERNS! ALIENS! COWBOYS! IN THE SAME MOVIE! LASERS AND FLASHING LIGHTS! JAMES BLOND!

Drive Angry
WILLIAM FICHTNER! NICOLAS CAGE! SHIT GETTING BLOWED UP FOR NO REASON! RANDOM BABY!

Priest
MORE SCIFI!WESTERNS! VAMPIRES! CATHOLICS! PAUL BETTANY! MAGGIE Q! ARDVARK!*

(*Karl Urban... What? Why does no one else see the similarity?)


I live!

Mar. 22nd, 2011 10:48 pm
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My computer died. Is still dead in fact. And then I proceeded to kill A's as well. I'm just waiting for this one to die next. IT'S NOT MY FAULT. I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING. I just have some anti-tech forcefield, or something >_<.

So. This is why the sudden silence. Also all my files and documents are stuck on the dead computer. Which has put a spanner in both fandom and revision works. To be fair, more of an excuse on the revision front than an actual obstruction, but shhhhh.

On the procrastination front, have done a good deal of baking since getting home.

I am lost without a computer. SRSLY. Without lj I have no one to talk at. (as a result, this post is epic long, guys). I couldn't read fanfic, or check my flist properly or ANYTHING. These couple of days have been hellish.

... I am sort of worried for myself. Clearly, yes, I have a problem. Internet addiction is very real. I should probably get some twelve step book or something.

Or, you know. Some self-control.

"Transition" by Iain Banks (I am not impress) )

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Die Hard 4 (needs Nikita crossover) )

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What should happen in Justified (OT3, yes I am predictable) )
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Whooo boy, the 30 DoN fic really takes it out of me. IDK why, but it's one of those, drag me in, tense me up, fics. I come out of a writing stint and it's like WHOA okay, so, still daytime, still in my room not Alaska. Okay. Even so, I'm glad I'm writing it again.
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White blank page (Mark/Eudardo) by cutthroatbitch
This is really good. The lyrics fit really well, I love the use of the song's pace changes.
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I am number four  )
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Push is pretty much a stupid movie that makes absolutely no sense. The plot doesn't fall apart, it doesn't even start from a together place. And some of the powers... Bleeders? Seriously? Was there any point to them except so that they could have the scene in the fish market with lots of water and broken glass?

BUT.

a) It is gorgeous. And to be fair I think this is the reason for the lack of sense. There was clearly a point where the creators were like - "So we can have this movie, and it can either be coherent... or it can be OMFG TECHNICOLOUR HONG KONG ACTION PRETTY NEON LIGHTS LOVE IT." ... You can guess which one they went for.

and

b) It has the most awesome het chan pairing ever. (Nick/Cassie). And that's the reason I still like the movie despite sense!fail. Because THOSE TWO. EPICALLY IN LOVE. I KID YOU NOT. And here's a non chan, future fic for all those that get squicked by underage: I need love, love to ease my mind, part one and part two.

Also, you know what Chris Evans' superpower is? Being adorable in crap films - Push, Losers, Fantastic Four. I actually want to see Captain America. Seriously. Captain. America. I don't think a movie has existed that's more not-me. (On that - I googled it, and did you know about Camp Cathcart? Because a movie about that, about Isiah Bradley and Josiah X, that's a movie I would want to see.)

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fail like a boss )

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Women in TSN (w/ fic recs) )

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Eduardo doesn't swear (except for that one time) )
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Let me explain my obsession with weird-faced actors.

Okay, less explaining, more linkage to pictures. Admittedly Dafoe and Fichtner are the only guys on that list I find hot. But I enjoy watching Earle-Haley, Buscemi and Walken, and Knepper is pretty awesome as well, even if he creeps me out the most.

Seriously though. Willem Dafoe was my PIN UP when I was about sixteen. (Back when I could watch war movies without BSOD). I totally obsessed over that stoned scene in Platoon for ages. AGES I TELL YOU. I EVEN IGNORED JOHNNY DEPP. I DIDN'T EVEN NOTICE HE WAS THERE. Oh man.

yum )

And on a WF note, Drive Angry looks like the shittest movie EVER. How does Nicholas Cage do it? Since watching Bangkok Dangerous, and then Sorcerer's Apprentice, he's become mine and K's FAVOURITEST ACTOR IN THE WORLD. Seriously, we MST his movies like NOBODIES' BUSINESS. Good times. (Also, is it me or have they totally ripped the plot from early SPN?)
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[livejournal.com profile] gwyn_r  has kindly given me a list of WF filmography recs, which I am slowly working my way through. He has a thing for playing members of law enforcement doesn't he?

Go -- Surprisingly watchable, reminded me of After Hours. Very cracked out and meandering, lots of absurdity. WF's scenes were probably the hardest to watch. Not because he was bad or anything, just... I now understand about the cringe factor. The nude scene? STOP. JUST STOP. OH MY GOD.

My jaw does ache from laughing though.

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Invasion )
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I did try watching the American Being Human. It did not impress me in any way at all ... OMG STOP. WHY DOES LUCIFER HAVE FLOPPY BLOND HAIR? I really, really don't get the point in remaking something so close and similar to the original, except more crap.

Josh and Sally were sort of bearable. But I vastly prefer Annie and George. Aiden was fail on a fail cake. And Lucifer as Bishop? NO NO NO.

The filming all looked low budget and crappy. Srsly. British TV usually has the market on low budget and crappy. How did they manage that? And all the minor characters were awkward and stilted. That first post-full moon scene in the hospital? Not the good sort of funny. I am laughing at you, not with.

So yeah fail all round. I mean, I was totally biased because a) I like Being Human and I don't want a remake, and b) I think these change-nothing remakes are a total waste of time anyway. So, IDK, ignore my opinion at will.

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Being Human S3

OH YEAH. UGLY BLOODY DARKNESS WITH A SIDE OF HILARITY. That's what I'm talking about.
do not get between a vampire and his gloves )
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TVD so2 e09

Ok so that solves the 'are witches always women?' question. But seriously. All witches are black? That isn't funny or interesting or anything, that's fucking stupid. Can we not racially segregate superpowers please?

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Really very disappointed with Misfits eps 6 and 7

The arc up to 4 was great. 5 was an all right self contained/filler. But 6 and 7 just nose-dived.

ranting and spoilers )

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