speccygeekgrrl42: (mindreading. : Charles/Erik)
This afternoon I saw X-Men: First Class with my mother.

I wish I had seen it with Julia instead so I could have immediately started talking about what a tragedy the doomed bromance was, instead of just squealing about James McAvoy. (Although McAvoy agrees with me: "It is a little bit of a mini-tragedy that him and Magneto don't, you know, have sex and become married and become best friends." yeah he said that.)

Althought I ended up finding myself in the position of Magneto apologist. Where I was playing Loki apologist when I saw Thor with her, what, last weekend. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT. You gotta respect a good antagonist, you know? But being bad doesn't mean you have no standards of behavior.

Ah hell with it, I like antagonists and my mother's a goodie two-shoes.

So now I am neck-deep in kink memes. Send in a search party if I don't come up for air tomorrow.
speccygeekgrrl42: (libraries are fun. : Sherlock)
[Error: unknown template qotd]

My bookshelf is severely limited at college. I own a good six shelves packed full of books, but I only have one shelf of them now, and part of that shelf is DVDs.

DVDs: there's a lot of them )

Books: not as many of these )

This doesn't count my shelf of textbooks and to-read books, and it is missing my copies of If Not, Winter and Watchmen which are being loaned out at the moment.

And conclusions? I guess people would conclude that I have a fairly broad range of movie interests, I love RDJ and I like sci-fi, I dig gay poets and authors, I like fantasy that has some connection with the real world, and I like Sherlock Holmes. And all of those conclusions would be true.
speccygeekgrrl42: (MOVIE SIGN)
Lifted wholesale from [livejournal.com profile] karaokegal, as so many of my memes are...

Go to Wikipedia (as the most convenient resource), and copy the list of movies that were released in the year when you were 12 years old. Mark in italics the movies that you've seen. (Not necessarily that year.) Mark in bold the movies that you own on video, DVD, Blu-Ray or whatever.

If you're not sure if you've seen a movie, you haven't.

That would be 1997.

list under here )
speccygeekgrrl42: (MOVIE SIGN)
Inception was fucking incredible. Waiting to see it in IMAX was the best movie decision I've made all year, it was mindblowing to see that crazy shit on a screen bigger than my house. My mother and I argued about it most of the way home. Julia's seen it twice now and she agrees with me about the ending, so I got to be smug. xD

Cillian Murphy is one of god's more perfect creatures, I think. Unf. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a waistcoat? Yes please. Ellen Page was beautiful, too. Movie full of eyecandy on top of brain-bending theories about reality, I can't even express verbally how much I enjoyed it.

...so, uh, all of you that have been flipping the fuck out about it, I totally get where you are coming from. Now, someone hook me up with some fic recs, please and thank you?
speccygeekgrrl42: (I'm not his date : Sherlock and John)
dinner for schmucks )

the blind banker )

I'd stay up for True Blood but the torrent I found is slow as hell. It'll be done when I wake up, that's good enough for me.
speccygeekgrrl42: (MOVIE SIGN)
So we saw Grown-Ups, which was... funny in places, not consistently funny, and only mildly funny, not hilarious. I wouldn't have paid to see it on its own but as a double feature it wasn't bad. I didn't expect Colin Quinn to be in it. I used to have the most savage and irrational crush on him back when he did Weekend Update. (You all know my taste in men leans towards the questionable, just shut up.)

And then we saw The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and fuck all the haters, I really enjoyed that movie! Nicholas Cage was bearable, Jay Baruschel was just dorky enough to hit my buttons dead on, and the romantic female lead had a college radio show. Represent, yo. xD Alfred Molina was suitably ominous for an evil sorcerer, and I want his hat. Like, really, give me that hat now, I need to have it.


So I'm not really that much of a physics geek-- I'm okay with practical application of the basics, I did well enough when I took it in high school, and I can more or less keep up when I read Stephen Hawking (next up: Carl Sagan. If his writing is half as entertaining as watching him is, I am totally sold)-- but having the main character be a total physics geek was really science-hot. My brain perked up and went "hmmmmm." You know, I could do with more intellectual men in my life, really. (Not that I'd be able to keep up with one if I had him, most likely, but hey, I could try.)

And we got ice cream before the movies. :3 Mom was in a bad mood because she just found out that Rachael shoplifts, like, immediately before we got in the car, but by the time the first movie was over she seemed happier. Which is good. I like it when she's happy, it needs to happen more often.

I found out today (in the pool, actually) that bipolar disorder runs on both my mother and father's sides of the family. I thought it was just Mom's side at first, and the aunt who has it isn't even my mother's full sister, it's her half sister, but no, I have a full uncle who's got it, and Julia and I are pretty sure our dad is bipolar and just won't admit it. I thought he was just depressed but now that I think about it, I have definitely seen him manic more than once. So that means fully one half of my immediate family is certifiably psychologically disturbed. (The rest haven't been certified but I have my doubts about them.)

My big plan for tomorrow: bring the Wii back downstairs and get my ass doing some yoga already, I have been horribly remiss in my exercise and going swimming doesn't really count for too much when I spend most of my time floating around. Also laundry, and maybe finding some place to store these comforter sets until the end of August that ISN'T my room. And starting Turn Coat, since I'm going to finish Small Favor before I go to sleep tonight.
speccygeekgrrl42: (MOVIE SIGN)
You guys are all so practical, wanting me to do that English Lit essay. I was planning on tackling it this weekend anyways, because if it wasn't for that I probably would have felt able to go to Plattsburgh this weekend, and I am not allowed to leave the Finger Lakes area until I get it done, so I need to do it sooner rather than later. I should probably start by doing the research because taking time out of writing to find scholarly sources would knock me out of any writing groove I might get into.

I'm not going to start it first thing tomorrow though, because I'm going to Syracuse with my mother to help a couple of officers from divisional headquarters pack for their move to territorial headquarters. The wife is frail and the husband just had a heart attack on Monday (he's okay, he was actually in the doctor's office as he was having it and they got him right to surgery) so they need hands, and hey, I happen to have two of them, and I'm kind of awesome at packing things.

Anyone I promised a book: I have a second batch ready to go, and I think I need to find more books to give away because there are more of you asking for sci-fi than I have sci-fi in my giveaway box. But I should have them all in the mail by Monday if I don't forget to do it. Don't let me forget! xD

Mom and I went to see Toy Story 3, which made me cry like a little girl, seriously, I was sobbing, it would have been embarrassing except she was crying just as hard, and Prince of Persia, which made me lust over Jake Gyllenhaal a little bit more. Yes, I know, white boy, Persia, does not compute, he's hot anyways and I appreciate my video game-esque summer blockbuster eyecandy. The upshot of that movie is I am totally going to watch Donnie Darko with my mother, because she loves time travel weirdness in movies and also she thinks Jake's adorable. :D

The hard part will be convincing my father to watch it with us so we can use the good TV in the living room. And if I do that early in the evening then I will have plenty of time to get ready for Russian!Holmes-watch at 11, which is my new favorite weekly event! I'm very excited about it.

The moon is fat and bright tonight, and I saw many lightning bugs while we were at the drive-in, and I had tiramisu today and my brain is functioning fine and generally I feel very positive about tonight. :D

movie sign

Jun. 14th, 2010 04:44 pm
speccygeekgrrl42: (absolutely gobsmacked : Ianto)
Okay. I have a lot of movies I want to watch in the next few days and I need to stop dicking around on Facebook and just watch them already. Here is the short list:

Funny People (netflix, needs to go back)
500 Days of Summer (Julia said it was great)
Two Girls and a Guy (RDJ, I am determined to watch all of his films)
Spiral (Zach Levi for the win?)
Zodiac (which I did not hear good things about, but again with the RDJ)

This is not counting the top row of my DVD tower which is mostly stuff I haven't watched yet but do plan on watching, like Sunshine and Unbreakable and Rocket Summer. I can definitely finish watching all of them by the end of the month even if I just watch one a day, and I should be able to handle two most days because I have nothing to do except for Thursday (blood donation and VESID appointment) and next Thursday (neurology appointment in Rochester). Plenty of free time, just ripe for the movie-watching. I probably won't make it to 200 by the end of the summer but I would like to get up to 125 at least. I'm at 73 right now. If I watch something every day I should have no problem knocking off fifty movies in two and a half months. It'll be more of a problem finding things to watch, probably.

The only thing I want to see in theaters right now is Prince of Persia. That's a good thing, because I don't think I can afford to go see a lot of movies this summer. The drive-in is always a good investment (three movies for $7.50, you can't beat that) but going to Carousel is reserved for the really special movies that deserve perfect projection and comfy seating, because it's like $8.50 for one ticket and the concessions are outrageously priced.

I think I'm going to start with Spiral, because that's been sitting around the longest. I have to watch Funny People with Dad and he's off in TMZ-land right now, and I don't think there'll be time for it between the end of Spiral and the beginning of Lie To Me.

I need a Lie To Me icon, I think. And I should get some kind of icon for talking about movies. Like, popcorn or something. Even though I don't usually eat popcorn while I watch movies, I'm more of a candy person. Give me a box of Dots and I'll be happy.

eta: Did you guys know that Leverage and True Blood are on at the same time? This is a good thing because I can actually watch Leverage as it airs, but I have to download True Blood. Sundays are suddenly awesome. Weird.
speccygeekgrrl42: (deep thought. : Sinfest)
I just finished watching The Darjeeling Limited.

I don't know where it fits on my continuum of Wes Anderson movies. I really genuinely enjoy each one I've seen, and I've considered each one a favorite in its own time. I think my new favorite is The Fantastic Mr. Fox, even though it's not live-action, because it was really honestly brilliant and hello, adaptation of a Roald Dahl book, that automatically gives it bonus points. I love Richie and Margot in The Royal Tenenbaums, and I love most everything about The Life Aquatic, I don't know a single nerd who doesn't love Rushmore, and I think I loved about 85% of The Darjeeling Limited unconditionally and the other 15 percent with some reservations.

Also, isn't it weird how you can think an actor is unattractive until you see them in one certain role? I spent most of this movie wondering when exactly Adrien Brody became lickable to me, because I never really saw it before.

Now I have two hours until Supernatural and I need to do four discussion posts in those two hours. I have a lot of reading to do...
speccygeekgrrl42: (#vortex# sweetheart : Gabrielle Gray)
Well, I spent a lovely evening in the tub watching The Princess Bride. ♥ Favorite movie of all time, ever. I watch it every year or so and it never gets any less amazing, it only gets cooler.

I have to say, the single swear word in the movie is the best use of profanity in cinema ever. We're sort of inured to cursing in our culture now, but oh man: "I want my father back, you son of a bitch." INIGO MONTOYA FTMFW.

So tell me, friends, because I love films and I want to get some dialogue going here that doesn't have anything to do with a meme: what's your number one favorite movie? Why do you love it so much? What's the best line in the film? Tell me everything! If I haven't seen it, I'll find it, just make it sound interesting!

Part of the reason I love it is that I can never be in a bad mood after watching it. Between the humor and the happy ending and the twu wuv, it just leaves me the happiest of pandas for a few hours. Most of my other favorite movies don't have such a positive emotional impact-- after I watch Reservoir Dogs, I either want to cry or I want to get in a fight. Sometimes both. Charlie Bartlett makes me happy, but in an entirely different way than The Princess Bride. Casablanca... well, I haven't seen Casablanca since I watched it with Derek and that was in... what, like 2005? 2006 maybe? I need to get that movie again, it is a serious deficiency in my movie collection to not have it.

Hopefully I will be able to sleep tonight, because I barely did last night. Tomorrow I need to do my mythology reading and write a ~100 word summary of the creation myth out of the Bhagavad Gita, and I need to do it before going to Syracuse. But I need to get to Syracuse because The Body Shop is having an awesome sale that I can't miss. And also I have a Borders coupon and a giftr card that are burning a hole in my wallet with how bad I need to use them.

~retail therapy~, the best thing about Thursdays that isn't TV. :D
speccygeekgrrl42: (*YAY* : Chuck and Olive)
I just got back from seeing Fantastic Mr. Fox with Julia. I had no idea who was attached to the project going in, I just knew that it was an adaptation of a Roald Dahl book.

It is not JUST an adaptation of a Roald Dahl book.

it is THE BEST adaptation of ANY Roald Dahl book I have seen yet.


It was directed by Wes Anderson, which I could feel through the whole thing, so when the credits ran I went "OH DUH, THAT MAKES SENSE." All of the voice acting was done by big stars-- George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, just a whole lot of star power for a stop-motion animated film. And it was BRILLIANT. I highly recommend it!

Now, I have dye in my hair. I should be coming out a dark brown. Winter makes me want to go darker. If it turns out black I may cry, though. It won't. I'm confident it won't. ... I hope.

Now, to download Glee and wait until I can wash this out... and to put up another item at [livejournal.com profile] hope_in_sight! I made a (I think) very pretty necklace and bracelet set tonight just for that. I asked my mom if she thought she could manage making a blanket to put up for auction, because she makes really warm and awesome fleece blankets that don't take too much time. She's really busy right now, but I can always show examples of ones she's already made and have it custom-made and mailed after the holidays are over.
speccygeekgrrl42: (taunt the vampire : Eric & Bill)
I saw New Moon with Julia.

My verdict?

Mostly boring, but liberally spiced with Taylor Lautner's incredible upper body, so bearable. It helped that I might have taken a little bit of cold medicine beforehand. I never read the book, but Julia's fangirling at me for years now has sunk in to the point where I pretty much knew what was coming.

Robert Pattinson really needs to just never remove his shirt again. At least, not in these movies.

Uh.... Bella is stupid. That's about all I've got. I think I've come off the "team I don't give a fuck" fence on the side of Team Jacob, because godDAMN did you see that boy's smile? He's delicious. And not creepy, watching Bella sleep, which is still going to be creepy and not romantic no matter how many times they put it in the movies.

....and a vampire icon, even though it's the wrong kind of vampires. The crossover potential is... staggeringly boring. Bill and Edward brooding at each other? (it's like that joke, what happens when you put two ukes in a room?)

So now me and my perky unfocused ass are going to haul downstairs and get my Wii Fit going for the first time in a week. I slipped up, but I'm getting back on track.
speccygeekgrrl42: (stupid human tricks : Sheldon : TBBT)
Damn, you guys, it has only been like five hours and already I am on the verge of needing to buy another box of cards! I am pleased with the adorability of the ones I found at the Hallmark store. This might be the first year I'm not sending out primarily funny cards. Cuteness FTW!

By the way, for those who might need this info: it is 75 cents to mail a letter to Canada from the US, and 98 cents to mail to Australia. THE MORE YOU KNOW. *rainbows*

The Men Who Stare At Goats was pretty funny. Disjointed as all hell, but funny! And it was a little bit jarring to have them keep talking about Jedi when Ewan MacGregor is, uh, the mighty Obi-Wan himself. But I liked it a lot, and George Clooney is one of the rare men I will accept as equally attractive with facial hair.

I wonder if I could bring my Wii in to school, hook it up, and show the gym teachers that I have, in fact, been doing 45 minutes of exercise a day, just not where they want me to do it. I could be almost done with the requirements if they'd let me add on my home days. It's just... not as much fun to walk on a treadmill as it is to pretend I am an awesome boxer or a person with the skills to really hula hoop or a tightrope walker or whatever else. xD

I have a new resolution: any time I want to make a whiny, depressed LJ post, I'm going to go do ten minutes on Wii Fit instead. (not on Okami, because... jesus christ, I AM DRAWING A STRAIGHT LINE, CUT ME A BREAK ALREADY AND STOP MAKING ME DO IT EIGHT MILLION TIMES, EVIL GAME) I am actually already showing an improvement in my weight.. slight, but it's there, and any little bit makes me happy.

....this icon makes me so ridiculously giggly. I got in my second season BBT DVDs today, but I am not letting myself watch the gag reel until I am caught up on botany. Hacking my own productivity is fun. Kind of. Back to doing cards now!
speccygeekgrrl42: (*thinks hard*)
Julia and I went to see Where the Wild Things Are this afternoon, almost before I did anything else today (I started the laundry, which isn't much in the grand scheme of things). She speeds like a speedy thing and then freaks out when we pass cops on the road, which is always funny when we don't get pulled over, because she swears and complains about her heart beating too fast and things like that.

I went to get us Starbucks and sent her upstairs to buy our tickets, and when I followed her up to the theater she showed me two printed-out Fandango tickets some lady had just handed her. We got to see it for free! How cool is that?

It was a very good movie, one with definite claws and teeth that did more tearing me up than patching me back together. The graphics were incredible, so weirdly realistic, and the scenery was just epic. All of the wild things were such vivid characters. It was not a kid's movie, which I didn't expect it to be, and when it was over I saw a little blond girl crying as her parents lead her out of the theater, and... it seemed obvious to me that it was not going to be something that young children would understand, but then again, I went in knowing more about it than just the trailers.

As we walked out of the theater, I saw a woman who looked eerily like [livejournal.com profile] jobsdhq311. Like, I did a double take and had to tell myself "There is no reason Amber would be in Syracuse, don't be silly." When I pointed her out to Julia, she agreed that it was a spooky resemblance.

So now I'm home, full of tacos and trying to find some space in my head to do things for the rest of the night.

Last night when I was lying in bed trying valiantly to get to sleep, I wanted nothing more than a cigarette. I don't even know how long it's been now since I've had one. Six weeks, I think? Maybe a little less. I'm not keeping track now like I did the first time I quit. When I went to the pharmacy to get a few things, though, it was so on my mind that I bought a pack, like a reflex I thought I trained myself out of. I slipped the pack into Julia's purse. So she got something out of my momentary lapse.

I think I need to move my room around. When I sit down in this chair, I can feel myself losing the will to get things done. I need a Feng Shui master to help me redecorate or something. xD
speccygeekgrrl42: (what the sweet holy fuck?! : McCoy)
Man, nobody gives carnage like Tarentino. You can keep Saw and whatever other torture porn you have, when I want to see motherfuckers dying, I know Quentin's got my back.

Tomorrow, Julia wants to be exposed to more of the master's work. Reservoir Dogs, fuck yeah!




I mean, I still have the Kill Bills and Pulp Fiction and Four Rooms but


that's it, this room is now a war zone until I find my movie. BATTLESTATIONS, GO GO GO

(uh, I really enjoyed the movie, I always get a post-fucking-shit-up adrenaline rush, but THIS IS ACTUALLY NOT COOL)

speccygeekgrrl42: (clark kent transformed : Gabriel)
Quick, non-spoilery review of the two movies I saw tonight:

Night at the Museum 2: Amy Adams, why so bangable? Goddamn, the things I would do to that woman. I was thinking this, but didn't voice it, Julia actually said it aloud: Octavius and Jedediah = bromance throughout the ages. Not as good as the first one, but few sequels are. This is only slightly behind the original. I was way entertained and enjoyed it muchly.

Wolverine: I'm not a huuuuge Marvel fan like some people [livejournal.com profile] maggiesox for instance who said the movie suck suck sucked. I would give it one suck out of three. In a wholly unrelated way, I would like to suck on Hugh Jackman's fingers. I can't even explain that, sorry. Ryan Reynolds could have been put to such better use, the minute I heard "Victor" I went OHHHHH and my mom and sister looked at me all wtf? I had to explain how Cyclops's power worked like eight times. They totally should have gotten Josh Holloway for Gambit. Basically? Eye candy. Hugh Jackman's ass gets a 10 out of 10.

Julia came back to the car from the bathroom and notified us that someone was "smoking reefer" off to the left. My immediate and wistful thought was, I wish I was here with some combination of Amber and Kevin and Kelly and Jenz and George. Because, A, drive ins are fuck-off awesome, and B, there is not much in this world better than being in a cozy space with some of your best friends passing a blunt and watching a good movie.

I did talk to Kelly, in between the movies, and apparently everything/everyone in Plattsburgh is falling apart. Moving home with their parents, not talking to each other, being isolated and unhappy and I'm not even going to get a chance to see some people because I couldn't make it there this weekend like I thought I would have been able to. :/

On the more cheerful side... I'm 4 stories away from finishing my feedback frenzy table, I can't wait for the author reveal so I can answer all of the nice comments I've been getting (and, omg, that's a lot of attention for two rare pairs)... I was about to say "now that I don't have any deadlines" but fuck, I do, and I need to talk to my Sweet Charity people about that. (DON'T KILL ME GUYS.)

I think tomorrow I will make my Star Trek fic rec post, because there are SO MANY good stories and they need to be shared.

....omfg, my brother's friend Ryan Church is SUCH A DOUCHE. I can't even explain. How do you knock two girls up, bounce from one to the other and move one from Kentucky to New York and then go back to the other one, and move HER from NY to Montana? This kid needs to be castrated. Goddamn.

oh, two tack-on etas: I saw fireflies tonight. First fireflies of the year! \o/
and, something got posted today that makes me feel both sad about isolating myself and justified in doing so. some things are better left unjustified. :/

last edit, I swear:
he might not remove the sad, but damn if he doesn't help ease it )
speccygeekgrrl42: (*FLAILS* : Zach Quinto)
Julia and I just watched Slumdog Millionaire.




also Dev Patel's ears are ridiculously cute, WHAT?


My heart, it is warmed.


ohai, memewhore!

idk my bff.../my thread
speccygeekgrrl42: (god is dead but we remain : LMS)
I just finished watching The Fall, finally, and now I am crying.

My mom was all, "that was anticlimactic at the end," and my dad said the monkey was a better actor than most of the cast, but forget their opinions.

It totally broke my heart and didn't do a great job putting it back together. So I'm just going to sit here and cry a little bit more.
speccygeekgrrl42: (fail FTW : Sinfest)
Ok. Twilight.

Surprisingly, I thought it was pretty good for about the first hour. Once Bella and Edward actually got together, it got progressively lamer.

SPARKLY VAMPIRE SKIN FTMFL, oh my god, I laughed SO FUCKING HARD at that. He looked like someone dumped a kindergarten-sized craft bottle of sparkles on him. So did Julia. I think we were the only ones laughing, but I COULDN'T AND DIDN'T WANT TO HELP IT. Also, Edwards SUPER-INTENSE STARES OF LOVE at Bella are creepy as fuck.

Um. What else. Oh! All this Team Edward/Team Jacob stuff is ridiculous. I'm all about Team Alice, baby. Petite little seer, oh hell yes, I'd tap that like nails into a coffin. (morbid!) Also, Jacob was adorable.

RPattz SINGS in the movie, and it is AWFUL and HILARIOUS. Also, the soundtrack was kind of shitty... the background music, not so much the songs.

I think that's about it. The acting was meh-worthy, the scenery was pretty, they did a decent job cutting the book down to a movie and keeping it comprehensible. I wouldn't recommend it if you aren't planning on seeing it already... it wasn't even that lulz-worthy for most of it.

I think I'm getting sick. The back of my throat feels like it's a pillow, I keep trying to swallow but nothing happens. Bleah.
speccygeekgrrl42: (*YAY* : Chuck and Olive)



spoilers of AWESOME )

~~~~LOVED IT~~~~~~


speccygeekgrrl42: (Default)

September 2017

3456 789
1011 1213141516


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 25th, 2017 11:36 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios