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It was lovely, and that's all I really need to say.

Of course I've got gripes about it, but who doesn't when a favorite series is made into a movie? But overall, I knew where it was going and why it was going, and that played a great deal into my enthusiasm for the future second part in July.

Also.

I do love Emma Watson, and I hope she continues acting.
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I went to an advance screening of the movie last Thursday and I quite liked it! The three main cast members had beautiful chemistry (*cough*cough*OT3*cough*cough*) and I'd like to think that it stayed true enough to the stories while introducing a few new things.

I might be biased though; I wasn't feeling any of the outrage some hardcore Sherlock Holmes fans were feeling, and was actually kind of excited about it! Also was different since I'm not a hardcore fan (!) so it was based on the fact that I just plain liked it. It was kind of overly long though; in some ways, I think I'd watch bits and pieces of it again, but I wouldn't sit through a full sitting, which probably means it wasn't as good as it should have been. There were parts in the middle that felt a bit extraneous (though it made sense at the end) and could have been easily cut... but once you reach the ending, you'll know what I mean.

Otherwise; I liked it! Would recommend seeing it, if only to see Watson and Holmes demonstrate their oh-so-awkward love for one another. Was that vague enough???
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I'm looking forward to the movie (I love things that reinvent, even if I love things that go by the book too.)

BUT! Better is the article about... well, G.I. Joe and it'd better if it was gay. And this stemmed from Robert Downey Jr. hinting at Sherlock Holme's and Watson's relationship. Which I found wildly funny. But EVEN FUNNIER IS THE REACTION. That's not even my point though. I know, am I even on-topic? Not sure. I'm sorry, my mind is slightly disconnected due to the massive amount of stuff I'm doing right now, a little escapism sounds goooood.

The whole point of this rambling post is this one line.

Michael Medved (conservative film critic) - "Who is going to watch Downey Jr. and Law make out?" he asked. "I don't think it would be appealing to women. Straight men don't want to see it."

Not appealing to women?

Oh, I WONDER.
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The midnight premiere was a lot of fun, though I mostly abstained from the activities going around me. (WHEN DID FANS GET THIS YOUNG? I feel old.) There were some interesting costumes; there were two girls dressed in nothing but pillowcases, a guy in Ron's dreadful dress robes from the fifth mobie (a rather brilliant job, actually), and even a gal dressed quite smartly as a firebolt. Alas, I took no photos, but they're in my head!

Speaking of which. The movie? Loved it. However...

Very Much a Seventh-Movie-Set-Up )

I think it's time to read some HP fic again!
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I am surprisingly both hysterically excited and rather apathetic about the sixth movie. But I have my midnight tickets. I'm dragging someone along.

It should be fantastic. And I'm excited, I am! But at the same time, I'm almost reluctant to see the movie. It's going to be the end of months and months of delicious anticipation. HOW SICK AM I?

Also. It means we're one movie closer to the end.

And that sounds a lot more pathetic than it is is.

I'm speaking in one-liner sentences today.

...

...

...

I think I shall dress-up for the midnight premiere.
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I've been busy the last couple - okay, okay, many - months, but it's Wednesday and I've seen two movies this week. The Proposal on Monday and Transformers on Tuesday. I liked both, though Transformers was a wee bit disappointing. I'm all about badass robots and witty one-liners in movies, but dude, when I'm getting bored because I can't tell what's going on due to all the explosions, you might have a problem.

Otherwise... no, I did enjoy it. The only thing I wish is that they'd stuck more with the robots from the first movie and tried less to include new ones. C'MON. GIVE ME MY RATCHET AND IRONHIDE. AND MORE 1st!Mikaela and less of this sexed-up version.

The Proposal was cute. Haven't seen a romantic comedy in a long time, so it was a treat to see one that was actually enjoyable. Lovely, indeed!

BUT IN OTHER NEWS.

Harry Potter is coming soon, two weeks! TWO WEEKS.

I'm getting all itchy and excited about this movie, especially the parts that'll involve flashbacks. And I'm looking forward to Snape and Draco's parts in this... well, particularly Snape. And Narcissa. And Dumbledore. And Luna. Oh, heck, all of them. (but Luna!!!!!)

Also, I'm just the teensiest bit annoyed about the crowers who say Twilight has replaced Harry Potter. I DON'T THINK SO. Argh, how can you even compare the two, augh augh augh augh augh augh augh. I know, I know, different strokes for different people, yah, I'm being kind of petty, and hai, why should I even-care-they're-fictional, but YO. TWILIGHT VS HARRY POTTER? Doesn't that make anyone feel like they've dropped down a rabbit warren, only to run backwards from zombie lizards?

Um. Or maybe just me...

(Psst, I'm going to Chicago in September for Harry Potter: The Exhibition.)
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Saw it finally and while I totally enjoyed it on a visceral level, there is definitely a part of me that's just a wee bit disappointed.

let me ramble on about why )

I keep waiting for a Gambit movie that'll feature Rogue.

HA.
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Or, rather, it might be.

Keanu Reeves to star in Cowboy Bebop movie.

OMG



I kind of want to wail "noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo" but who knows? Maybe he'll do an amazing job. Maybe. I have a hard time seeing him as Spike and I'm now wondering who the hell is going to play Faye (oh, I hope they don't mess that up) and Jet. And Ed! I hope they get the perfect girl for Ed... like... um... okay. It's going to be hard to find someone to play Ed, but you know? Summer Glau of Firefly fame gave me a kind of long-legged, loose-limbed, eccentric air. Add hyperosity and a dash of tape, she could plausibly play a youngster? Maybe?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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Just got back from the midnight screening.

This is one goshdarn funny movie.

SPARKLES! )

Uh, I'll write a better synopsis later. When I'm more coherent.

Of interesting note - I couldn't help laughing the whole way through and so did a lot of people. And that irritated a few others, one who said I should stop laughing because it wasn't funny. Au contraire! It was one of the funniest movies of 2008, I think.

Some guy got really angry in the back and was muttering, "shut the eff up, shut the eff up" to everyone around him. I guess it's not just us gals who get all worked up over Edward's hairless pecs. (... um, that sounded wrong.)

Overall?

I gotta think about it. I was very entertained by it after all. I gotta give it its due.
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My friend bought us tickets for the midnight premiere here in Seattle.

I'm starting to look forward to it. Is that weird? I know it's going be a hoot, especially going with her. She loves the books and hates the idea of the movie, whereas I'm not so fond of the books and am okay with the movie.

Plus.

We'll be with several hundred screaming fans.

And I didn't have violate my dubious ethics code by buying a ticket. Doublewin!

Plus. Kristen Stewart is hot.
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Dude, I really wish I understood the appeal of High School Musical.

The new season of Smallville is wonderful; Lois and Clark moments abound! I've been waiting since, well, season four for this to start and get some steam going. I know, essentially, the Clark and Lana relationship had to resolve first, but it took so very, very long.

House is not very interesting this season, thus far.

I keep missing Bones.

I finally watched the second X-Files movie and it... was... odd.

I need to find a new anime-viewing-partner since I left all mine back in Japan. *weeps*

Is it weird that I don't like the Twilight books, but I can't wait for the movie to come out? I totally want to be in the theatre for that and see how they do 'sparkly vampires' and whether a screen!Edward would tick me off quite so much.

The Chaos;head anime is strangely hilarious. Creepy!Otaku for the win!

I just read Yotsuba and seriously, one of the funniest manga I've read of late. No relationship drama! No angst drama! No four-panel comedy sketches! Just lots of wackiness, and I am so into it right now.

I'm finally catching up with Tsubasa and XXXholic.

Catching up with Inuyasha is something I'm debating right now; can I really go through fifty+ volumes of Inuyasha/Kagome angst again?

Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece are somewhere on that list.

I bought five new yaoi manga volumes yesterday, and I haven't touched them yet. I was perusing the shelves and there sure are a lot of new ones. As in, there are ones I never thought would get translated and published in the US.

I'm really boring today.

That is all.
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Hm.

*ponder*

This movie...

is a bit different. )

After the first two books, not having Susan around is a huge disappointment for me. I remember feeling bored by the other novels in the series and The Last Battle infuriated me when I reread it in college.

Titanic

May. 4th, 2008 10:16 pm
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I'm going to get to the New Who episodes, but a bit ago, I rewatched the movie, Titanic for the first time in years and dude. I still get teary-eyed by it. ;_; I loved the ending of that movie, where she moved on with her life and she did everything and enjoyed so much and yes, she fell in love again. It was one of those strangely hopeful endings that didn't make much sense to me at the time I watched it (man, that was over ten years ago...) but just makes me smile so much now.

And of course, the bawling. SUE ME. I CRY OVER A LOT OF THINGS. This is why you can't go with me to a sad movie, because that'll be me in the corner, using up a box of tissues.
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I'M GETTING WAY TOO EXCITED ABOUT THE LAST BOOK AND FIFTH MOVIE. CALM DOWN.

That said.

Every single time I watch a trailer, tv spot, clip of the new movie, I get the shivers running up and down my spine. The fifth book was the worst of the series in my not-so-honorable-opinion, but it definitely had some of its big moments. Like, you know. Stuff.

And then there's the BOOK.

Yes. The BOOK.

I was counting off the years, and it's been almost nine years since I first picked up a Harry Potter book. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? I wasn't fourteen when I read it. I was more like... fifteen. Maybe. I picked up the series in late summer, 1998, and I remember this because a Times news article introducing the third book came out at the end of September of the same year. Kids dressed up in glasses, handmade robes, pre-movie era, stick wands, they whole lollipop.

And now... the seventh book is coming out.

Dude.

I'm starting to freak.
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One of my students secretly brought FFXII: Revenant Wings to school along with her DS and we hid in the bathroom to play during the cleaning break. It looked very pretty. Not having finished FFXII or even gotten very far, I didn't understand it at all, though the chibi characters were just a little startling. I was looking at it and playing (with her directing... this involved a lot of finger pointing and miming) and I entertained the thought of buying the game for, oh, five seconds but then realized I'd need to be a lot more pera pera in Japanese before I can even contemplate buying a video game with this lovely language.

;_; This is what happened with Dirge. [livejournal.com profile] akujunkan had to sit by the side and translate what was going on during the parts where there were no written words.

... maybe I could buy Tetris.

I've seen three movies in the last three weeks. This is a record, you must understand, since movies are about TWICE AS EXPENSIVE AS IT IS IN THE STATES. 1700 yen for a regular ticket, though it goes down to 1200 if you're a woman on Wednesdays (true!) and/or are catching the last show of the day. Because trains in the area stop running around 10/11 and tough luck to you if you miss the last train! TAXI!

Blood Diamond )

Hannibal Rising )

Babel )
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I'm a hopeless romantic at heart, but the odd thing is that I never watch romantic movies. But in the case of the The Lake House, I'm actually looking forward tos eeing it. Partly because it was based off the Korean movie, Il Mare, which is absolutely heartbreaking, but also because it's Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves and watching them act together is kind of like, like, like a cake ready to fall over. Reeves isn't particularly good and Bullock tends to do the same movies over and over, but still! The two of them had a chemistry in Speed and I've been feeling a bit wistful lately; you know, in the mood for silly romance, plots with holes, and cardboard cut-out romances. ;)

But then again, I could just want to drool over Bullock and Reeves cause the both of them are hot.

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