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Aug. 27th, 2013 | 07:18 pm

So this happened:

or, for those who can't read the page (and there will be many)
the lizzy incident _0

main article:

I've read the article and dared to post the following comment:

the lizzy incident _ 1

which led to the following reply from the webmaster/chief/

the lizzy incident _
Now, people in the fandom that know me, know also that I read only articles that praise Reeves' acting and that I burn incense daily to a shrine consisting of photos of his duct-taped boots (just wait 'till I get access to a 3 D printer ;) )
*rolls eyes*
so I typed in the following:

the lizzy incident _2

as you can see, the comment is _still_ awaiting moderation ....

fandom. gotta love it.

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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Jul. 21st, 2013 | 06:14 pm

(after three minutes) JJ Abrams could qualify to direct the next Star Wars movie.

Bones: He’s fine

never trust a Vulcan’

Scotty, we have orders
THAT’s what scares me !

minute 54 – no, this is not Star Trek- except for the banter between the characters. But JJ Abrams definitely qualifies for directing the next Star Wars movie.

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Django Unchained

Apr. 28th, 2013 | 03:05 pm

Watched Django Unchained. It's... entertaining, in a Garth Ennis comics sort of way. But Tarantino would do everyone a favor if he stopped casting himself in his own movies. This time, it wasn't even amusing.
And the moment THIS thing got the Oscar for best screenplay, to me the honored Academy has lost what little credibility it had left.
I have a suggestion : in 2014, let's give the Oscar for best screenplay to tumblr. It's got better writing than this. :|

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Battleship (2012) - the movie

Dec. 30th, 2012 | 04:07 pm

Just watched it. I have only one question : who the sweet ever-loving fuck managed to convince Skars that being part of this... videogame is a good move for his career?  :|

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Rock of Ages (2012)

Oct. 27th, 2012 | 10:46 pm

... good grief, I haven't laughed so heartily in months.

Brand channeling Freddie Mercury.
Alec Baldwin channeling The Dude.
Paul Giamatti being great as he usually is.

But the cherry on the cake is Cruise's performance as a rock god.
He doesn't have the voice, but he has everything else: the body, the poise, the mannerisms, the attitude, the intensity...
So soft-spoken, but so gdamned intense...
"You can't trap a fire phoenix. That would be crazy, right"
And Cruise pole-dancing? Priceless.
I guess everyone involved had fun making this film, but Cruise ruled them all.

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the 50 shades of something - continued

Aug. 31st, 2012 | 07:58 pm

pg.249 - "He’s not a hero, he’s a man with serious, deep emotional flaws, and he’s dragging me into the dark. Can I not guide him into the light? "   *ROLLS EYES- because she can ;)* can this get more Tess d'urbervillian already?

book 2 - grrrrr... did I mention I'm a glutton for punishment?  and no, don't get any ideas, I already was before starting to read the gdamned book.

pg.34 - sometimes being a completist is a curse. this is one of those moments.

pg.84 - Occitan, huh?  well, I know where THAT comes from... ;)  (in other words, I do read a lot of junk :D )

pg.201 - what's even worse than the badly written porn is all that stupid talk. For the love of fuck, who the hell talks like that? not even Twilight characters...

pg.274 - "loudly and wetly' -????? *sigh* Stephen King's rule about adverbs, ma'am. DO NOT USE THEM. they're not condoms.

End of part two - GRRRRRRRRR

End of part three - and she led him from darkness to the light of vanilla sex and the occasional kinky fuckery and they fucked happily ever after. Amen.

... I need to get drunk. Conor style. :|

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I'm reading 50 Shades of Grey

Aug. 28th, 2012 | 01:31 am

don't ask. curiosity's gonna kill this cat some day. :(

notes marking my reading progress

book 1, pg.10
good gods, this is worse than Twilight. It's worse than the less-than-average fan-fiction I've ever read. It's just bad writing through and through. And for fuck's sake, why do most women writers of a certain level describe furniture, drapes, clothing to the most little detail? I can understand why Anne Rice does it, but even with her it's annoying like all heck. The Sookie books, the Kitty books, Twilight, now this... Compared to all this, the Bridget Jones novels are high-quality literature :|

And the names, good gods, the names... Anastasia Steele??? Katherine Kavanagh???

pg.12 - seriously tempted to throw the book against all walls. but it's e-book format, and the PC monitor weighs cca 5 kg. That makes it kinda difficult.

pg.15 - how difficult can it be to lift and hurl 5 kg out the window, anyway?

pg.17 - thumping indie rock music ???? the hell???  okay, I've done my own share of driving in the rain, Dogstar's music blasting in the car, but still...

pg.17 - “Mostly he was courteous, formal, slightly stuffy – like he’s old before his time. He doesn’t talk like a man of twenty-something. How old is he anyway?” okay, now I see where this is coming from .

pg.29 - *looks around for any open windows*

pg.38 - *even a closed window will do*

pg.52 - if I read the word 'protected' one more time, I'm gonna scream.

pg.59 - *thinks to self : I've read Twilight, this is bad fanfic of it, I can read this, too' *

pg.175 - what's with the obsession for English classics, anyway? the year IS 2011...

pg.196 - okay, folks, better remove the cars from under my window.

(to be continued)

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Is anyone else out there tired of the whole bat thing already?

Jul. 18th, 2012 | 12:32 am

because I am, and haven't even seen the blessed third movie yet.

No, really. I've read the comics, and loved the whole society-and-media-against-the-vigilante/s thing, but that was way back when in the 80s and 90s.  Things are different now in the world.
I love Nolan's Memento,  been wanting to rewatch Inception but for some reason keep postponing it. Guess I want to preserve the memory of the first mindfuck and afraid it's gonna lose its glow if I revisit it.  Can't make myself watch Insomnia, don't know why. The Prestige, like Scorsese's Shutter Island, has that Hitchcock effect on me - once I know the big, huge, mindshattering surprise that awaits at the end of the film, can't watch them anymore. It spoils the whole fun for me.
Liked Nolan's first bat movie. Probably would have liked the second, too, especially since it's the closest it gets to my favorite Batman series (Frank Miller's  The Dark Knight Returns). But all that hype created by Ledger's death sort of ruined it for me.
Yes, it was good. But was it that good as the media and internet wanted to have us believe? Not so sure about that.
And now, Tumblr and the rest of the internet has built such an anticipation for the third and 'final' movie that I'm getting really tired of it. Tired of the whole brouhaha and Nolan-as-the-second-coming-of-Scorsese-and-Cameron-and-Michael Mann-together. Tired of Bale's clenched jaws and psychotic moping and brooding and what-have-you. The media has been building anticipation for months - and yet, one month after the premiere, will we still be hearing or reading about it?  Anyone read anything about The Hunger Games recently? or about Prometheus? Anyone? 

Am I getting old or are we living in a time of fast-food-like consumption of movies?  When the audiences are taught to flock to instant gratification epicness in 3D that one forgets the next day, but for the advertising of which fortunes have been spent, but little indie movies that make the audience think can't find distributors?
... both, I guess.

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Andy Warhol wrote the elevator scene from Speed :|

Jul. 4th, 2012 | 08:50 pm

or rather, witnessed it and described it in his diary

Friday, November 11, 1977

Sal Marciano from channel 7 Eyewitness News came to the office. They shot about five or ten minutes’ worth in front of portraits. Then the people on the fifth floor called and said there was someone stuck in the elevator around the second floor named Victor. Vincent and I went out in the vestibule and heard a little voice calling for help. The fifth floor had called the Tenth Precinct, but they should have called the Thirteenth. The Tenth was over on the West Side. When the police arrived the first two were emergency-unit types, with ski jackets and baseball hats, like SWAT-looking. Then two uniformed cops came.

They were doing everything by the emergency regulation rulebook. But one kidded and said, “Do you have any dynamite?” in a loud voice. One was peeking down into the shaft and the other was holding onto his coattails. Finally from the third floor they lowered a rope ladder down to the car and brought Victor up through the hole in the top.

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watched Prometheus

Jun. 26th, 2012 | 01:11 am

not ready to write about it, yet. I need at least a second viewing.
But knowing that Spaihts was the writer of the first draft, and watching David watch Dr.Shaw sleeping in her pod, and watching her dreams... I was seriously tempted to tweet Spaihts saying "I C what you did there".

But my phone was off. and don't have twitter activated on it. and didn't know Spaihts'  twitter account.
I do now, though. @jonspaihts

And I have a nagging feeling that it was mainly Lindeloff who ruined the script.
oh well.

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