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trail of trailers )

And a vid to tail this all off with:

Broken Crown vid by almostgaby: OMFG. WHY ARE YOU MAKING ME CRY? I don't usually go for Thor/Loki, but provided I can see it as familial/gen. Then I am THERE. (On that note, where the fuck is the 'Somebody that I used to know' Thor/Loki vid? BECAUSE EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT SONG IS THEM.)
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I love how Abed, the very obviously desi boy, is cast as half Palestinian. And guess what? It's not just him! Not only is his dad Asian, he even kept his Asian accent, because foreigners all sound the same! Duh! And his mum going by the face pic in his film, she's Asian too! And the mirror!security guard, YUP Asian as well.

I so love how one brown is irreplaceable with another. Don't you love it? Isn't it just the FUCKING BEST?

Apart from that I am actually enjoying Community )
ETA: Season one outtakes. BECAUSE. THE BATMAN.

Once Upon a Time )


Friends with Benefits )
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AM SO WATCHING THIS: Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol -- I KNOW. Scientology man, but it's Mission Impossible. Can't not. ALSO just going by that one line in the trailer:

"Who are you really?"
"We all have our secrets, don't we Ethan."

I'm totally headcanoning that Hawkeye IS LITERALLY HAWKEYE in this, only undercover. EPIC CROSSOVER WIN.

The Heir Apparent Largo Winch -- Looks like silly fun, in French, which makes a change. (Partly in French, whatever). And Kristen Scott Thomas is DIVINE. (Yes, she merits that word, her and Cate Blanchett have copyrighted it). So may watch just for her. BUT doesn't Largo remind you of Richard Coyle - as in Jeff from Coupling? (Now that I would pay to watch.)

Underworld Awakening. -- YAY VAMPIRES. You know I don't think I ever bothered with the prequel. I'll have to dig it up and then do a marathon. What happened to her love interest? Too monstrous and blue? See this is the problem with werewolves. They just aren't sexy. Sorry Teen Wolf. Human form? Sure. Man-wolf form? No thank you.

Snow White and the Huntsman -- FFFF. Stardust rip off. Hancock's immortal gf hires Thor to bring back the heart of Bella Swan. LOL FOREVER. And WOW that was an unbelievably laboured fake!English accent at the beginning of the voice over. May have to watch it just for that (then bandage my bleeding ears). And from what little I got from the trailer, Thor has a terrible accent going on as well. Joy. I wonder if they made KStew do the same, since all she does in the trailer is run around looking pretty/scared/determined.

Like Crazy -- I think the last overtly romantic movie I watched was 500 days of Summer. This looks more straightforward. Also looks like the kind of movie that'll make me want to slit my wrists if I watch it alone and single as ever as always (oh God). So yeah, put that on the back burner shall we? In other news, Felicity Jones could be Rebekah's brunette sister. They've got the whole petite, big limpid eyes, pointy face, pale skin thing going on.

Safehouse -- OOOOH. I love Ryan Reynolds. I just do. I saw him in, Blade 3? And he was hilarious in a shitty film, And then he was in Definitely Maybe and he was sweet, and he was fun in Smokin' Aces as well. I realise he's made a bunch of shitty movies but I DON'T CARE. I like him. And Denzel Washington is Denzel Washington and he's always watchable. Also this looks SLASHORIFIC. And it's got moral!ambiguity!kink going on. So. YES PLEASE. BRAINLESS SLASHY KINK? I AM SO IN THERE. Though I gotta ask, isn't this basically Training Day? Only with CIA people instead of cops?

Albert Nobbs -- Could be interesting, depends on how they play it. Is she crossdressing just for work or because it feels natural? Is it something she grew into or always wanted to do? Is she in love with Wasikowska or just doing what is expected? Is it even crossdressing? Is she even a she? I'm not saying they have to answer the questions, but they have to recognise they're there to be asked. I Haven't seen Glenn Close in much but she's got a good rep, right? Might give it a go. Though the accents sound a bit... top o' the mornin' to yeh... O_o

Coriolanus -- Hmmm IDK, Ralph Fiennes can be good. But I saw Chromophobia that had a whole bunch of epic people in it and it was written and directed by his sister, and it was the most godawful prolonged session of upper middle class navel-gazing I have ever watched. Not that I expect this to be navel gazing what with Shakespeare and all. But I could see it being pretentious and back-slappy. Particularly considering the modern AU. (I swear, Shakespeare is way ahead of the competition when it comes to modern AUs of his stuff. WAY AHEAD. What else is there? Bridget Jones?)
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Does no one else call Marble Arch, 'Marble Arble'? Is it really just me?
/am weird.


I want to read Shadow of the Templar again.
I'm not a re-read-y kind of person. And I only finished it a few days ago, but. MAN. I want.


Game of Thrones )


writing frustration )


Fairly Legal )
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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?


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.


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.)


fail like a boss )


Women in TSN (w/ fic recs) )


Eduardo doesn't swear (except for that one time) )
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I did not think it'd be my kind of movie. In fact, I thought it sounded really boring. I kinda hate facebook. But everyone kept going on about how great it was, and since I had a friend over I decided to give it a try.

Yes, ok, everyone was right.

[Spoilers abound]

the bad - epic (gender)fail )

the good - despite that, I couldn't help liking this movie )
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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.


Being Human S3

do not get between a vampire and his gloves )
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So. Openings. Thinking more on what I said about names and made up words in my Companion to Wolves review.

I stand by it, but...

You can get away with introducing unknown names without giving fuckloads of exposition... how? By giving us a solid opening.

explanation, example (JC Grimwood) )


Melusine and The Virtu by Sarah Monette )

mmmmmmm TV

Jun. 6th, 2010 02:53 pm
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episode 19 spoilers )



final few eps season 2 spoilers )


Spartacus: Blood and Sand

I'd heard good things, been turned off by the absurd campiness of the trailer, but it has Darken Rahl in, so okay, gave it a go.


Er yeah.

ep 1 )
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So IDK if anyone noticed, but I made an attempt at toning down my capslock for the past few posts, because I got slightly paranoid I was sounding like a tool. Then I was re-reading some old posts 'cos... IDK it was 5 in the morning and I couldn't fall asleep. And I realised those CAPSLOCK RAEG posts were much more fun than my recent stuff sooo...


ETA: um, actually looking back, the toning down didn't really translate from my brain to my fingers, clearly.


My thoughts have been hijacked by Renee Montoya )


TVD has some cool female characters and female interactions. (SPOILERS within.) )
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I didn't want to be spoiled by Iron Man RPers canon updating so I went and watched the CAM version. Man I do not like CAM versions. Watching a movie in low quality is so depressing. In all... it wasn't anything special. Your run of the mill 'silly bang bang' movie, I wouldn't spend money on it, but then I don't, as a rule.

Spoilers )
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FUCK IT I couldn't help myself I went and read the spoiler F!S Flash forward secret >_<. I'm just going to PRETEND IT NEVER HAPPENED. KTHNXBI

Spoilers, swearing, the usual... )
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So I don't watch supernatural, haven't for the last 3 seasons or so, I only really keep track of what's happening so that I can read [ profile] entangled_now 's fic without being completely confused... which means keeping track of Gabriel - and so I went and watched this bit of episode 19.( It's the spoiler bit BIG SPOILER. So don't clicky if you haven't yet watched the ep.) I skipped around a bit to get the other Gabriel scenes, but the rest of it...
Spoilerific thoughts )
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LOL, listening to Mark Thomas from my last post - His stand-up about the comedic protest he made about the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act - the act which requires you to gain permission before protesting in Parliament Square.


"They're having a seance! In a Central London police station. In order to give a GHOST permission to demonstrate!"



"Ah you're back on Hungerford Bridge Mark, what do you want this time?"

"I want a troll."

"Of course you do."


"One man's shit is another man's crap is another man's poo."


"We had just forgotten, that day, the day we had cleared it to do our demonstration, was the same day that the anarchists had called for a demonstration in Parliament Square to sack Parliament."

"And they hadn't got permission... That's the anarchists for you."

"So there's about 80 anarchists in Parliament Square standing there going 'Booooo.' (I'm paraphrasing, that's roughly the gist)."


"And about 8 HUNDRED police officers."

"And we're in the middle going reduce police paperwork!"



"So I keep the banner face down, looking at the police officers. They're looking at us, we're looking at them, Sam goes-"


"The police start going - There's summat going on here isn't there?"

"... 'cos some of them are detectives."


FF - vaguely chronological thoughts on eps 1&2 - SWEARING and SPOILERS WARNING )

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