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13 August 2020 @ 09:51 pm
Ask me how!
...It's like a childish, mocking laughter (a bit Salem's Lot, really).

Iron Man 3? Avec moderate spoilers... (lj-cut is not hitting it)
I enjoyed it a bit more than I thought I would. Nicely done with the Mandarin bait and switch, and the callbacks to Tony's previous career as a wall-to-wall asshole (he's part-time, nowadays).

Even if I unsurprisingly didn't like how things went for Maya Hansen I did like Rebecca Hall in it. Lots of Rhodey being a trained and decorated member of the US military (and his friend The Mechanic, who isn't sure how to be on someone's six I guess); lots of Guy Pearce being deliciously menacing, and giving the people something scary to believe in. The Kid was all right (heh), and the stinger made me smile. A B- for me (upgraded for emphasising that Pepper makes ludicrous yet stunning footwear choices even when fleeing Dodge, and for getting Dum E from the Pacific).

In other news, the new trailer for The Wolverine is making me reconsider my Never Again stance on X Men flicks (circa previous Wolverine movie). But the (to me) horrifying news about the characters Whedon is considering for the next Avengers film kinda evens it out.
14 August 2012 @ 08:54 pm
The vids my sibling needed see as soon I could convince them Awesome was Imminent:

Masters of War - Stargate Atlantis by bironic
Martin Scorsese - multi by Jetpack Monkey
Lateralus -Fringe by rhoboat
and The Adventure - Harry Potter by greensilver

Next stop: the office-mates.
13 August 2012 @ 05:21 pm
Well, that wasn't quite as advertised... Will check the fine print more thoroughly next time.

And sit at the front when possible as the campaign to become taller through force of will has yet to yield fruit.
Current Music: Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
08 August 2012 @ 10:46 am
Chicagoland - T-minus...
13 February 2012 @ 10:56 am
It's. My.Birthday.

Have gotten over fear of being "old" by embracing it, and am now telling everyone I'm 58 this year. I'm going for a Tina-Turner-like effect. I will achieve this through skillful prevaraction, as is tradional.

HAve actaully seen recent films (Haywire, Chronicle, and am down two Avengers movies) and read books (Snow Crash, We Need To Talk About Kevin (?)).

Also, up to 3 am this morning dancing at a club after my friend's show. In my snowboots. Off the see The Vow for another attempt at finding a current romantic comedy (liberally sauced with lowered expectations)that doesn't makeme cringe. Good times!
Current Mood: goodgood
13 September 2010 @ 09:27 am
Takers is like Rififi if you wanted to make it crap.

Idris Elba is still lovely. T.I. is wee. Everybody else was meh. Some good work by the costume designers, though.

Spoilers?Collapse )

But the clothes were nice.
Current Mood: blahblah
10 August 2010 @ 11:37 am
...this post was to be called, "Have ALL the Sleep?" However, the travel disaster fairy sprinkled some of her awesome all over this end of my trip. And that's okay, disaster fairy! Please be appeased by my high phone bill and high-larious trip by bus, bus, subway, and streetcar to work with all of my luggage. I know it will resurface in _my_ memory every time I book a plane ticket.

That said, I had a great time at Vividcon, and now feel that I must actually make a vid. Or make the vids I have in my head real and watchable by others. I don't know how to reconcile this with my online tendency to be, uh, low-key, but it could work.

Kassrachel has already put up a list of some of the awesome, and anoel is also going to put up notes on some of the panels, so that's cool. I love text, what can I say? At some point I'm going to edit the links in this, but it'll do as a placeholder.

If you've met me this weekend, and are checking out my journal, welcome, and don't mind the boxes. I haven't really unpacked!
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
23 July 2010 @ 12:53 pm
 Is this the most interesting year to have picked to go to Vividcon or what?
26 March 2007 @ 01:08 am
I might as well put in a First Day post...