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Jan. 6th, 2012 02:58 am
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Cumberbatch Beams Aboard Star Trek Sequel

tough call for me, since I hated animal house in space the first one...

movie list

Jan. 5th, 2012 02:57 am
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I never remember what the heck we watched at the end of the year, so I'm going to keep a list this time. Chris and I started the year with a mini marathon, and watched

pope joan (miniseries version on reelz, we had seen the movie previously)
wild target
edward the king
housewife 49


Dec. 18th, 2011 03:56 am
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Jim and I are watching Bran Neu Dae!!
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This grew out of my plaintive post about watcing Snakes On A Plane (conversation in comments on my livejournal)

Do you have a non traditional Holiday movie (I'll take traditional suggestions too, but I have so many traditional favorites it would take all night to list them)

My brother thinks of Better Off Dead as "the christmas movie." I told this to some friends once, and discovered that they think of Die Hard as the christmas movie.

And long ago I read a great fanfic where Tulkas tells Manwe that The Great Escape is the christmas movie.

For the last few years, Jim and I have watched Hogfather as our Christmas movie.

Snakes on a Plane turned out to be better than I thought as well, but mostly because I didn't expect much. It will not become our christmas movie, though.


Oct. 23rd, 2011 08:21 pm
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mini marathon

Lovely Bones
Hellboy 1 & 2
I Love You Phillip Morris
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great flicker picture of Viggo and Michael Fassbender in A Dangerous Method

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I'm not sure what criteria I would be use to pick out the *least favorite* movie, but I can tell you that after watching the movie Beastmaster I turned to my husband and said - "The next time I want to walk out on a movie this much, I am going to actually do it."

And the movie I subsequently actually walked out on was Spacehunter, adventures in the forbidden zone - even though I was with a group of about a dozen people and I had to sit outside on the steps and wait for them till the movie was over. (I always carry a book)

And although it seems like it would be my kind of thing, I disliked Tankgirl so much that I walked out of a friends house.

Maybe I'll go with Fifth Element - Jim and Chris both loved it, and I not only left the room, I ended up putting in two pair of earplugs to stop the noise.

But different parameters would lead me to diferent movies- for instance, Chris recently talked me into the Star Trek reboot and I still haven't completely forgiven her (though I will...)

It seems to me lately that I never really answer these questions, but use them to tell you something sort of related. I'm not sure if this tells you about the way my brain makes connections, or if it indicates that I would like more interesting questions. (perhaps not having to do with death or school)
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I have not written about the big screen LoTR experience, mostly because by the time we crawl home and have a midnight dinner,we both fall asleep in our recliners.

I did want to mention that I frequently consider whatever next step technology wants me to take to be more hype than substance, but I cannot tell you how impressed Jim and I were with the new picture quality. (I am actually no longer embarrassed about having long ago pre-ordered the bluray editions when I do not, in fact, own a player yet. I am going to want to remake all my icons!)

Unbelievable detail! It was almost like watching them for the first time. Fellowship caused Jim, Chris or I to squee repeatedly about a scene we have in reality seen a million times. (Fellowship in particular - Chris and I literally drove an hour to see it in the *2nd run theater* every single week it was there, which was nearly a year. I have a box of ticket stubs.)

While the quality was the same mindblowing crisp and beautiful tonight - there are a few things about TT -- I found that I now could not stop looking at orc teeth. Actually, at almost everyone's teeth. And orc teeth showing through cheek wounds. And I must say, as I said to Jim in the theater - if I had never seen the remastered big screen bluray edition of gollum's butt crack, I might have been a happier girl.


Driving over to meet up with Chris tonight, I remarked to Jim that is they had started this series a week earlier, that Aragorn;s wedding, which happens on Midsummer day, would have actually happened on Midsummer day.

Also, due to a conversation Jim and I had in the car, I am wondering if there is actually a Rohan/Bronies contingent, or if that only happens in my fevered brain....

when I got home around midnight, my facebook alert told me Chris sent me a request in FarmVille 2 hours ago. Hmmm. Strange, because 2 hours prior, Chris was sitting next to me in the theater.

And lastly, I was amused by this picture
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OK, maybe not as emotionally intense as when we went to see them all at once, but

We just got our tickets for The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Big Screen Trilogy nights.
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I am watching Fellowship on tv as I work on some graphics (it's in heavy rotation on the movie channel I get, so I have watched it about a dozen times this week) and I am finally pushed to complain about a scene that makes me crazy....

I know - there are things I hate more, but this one bothers me Every*Freaking*Time.

It's the stupid breaking bridge scene in Moria. So, there is a big gap and we have to get over it. A Balrog is behind us. (I'll admit they don't know the bridge will break, but it's something they might have considered...)

Who do we leave for last? The wizard, who might be able to fight the thing? The warrior?

No -- we leave the ringbearer (with ring) and the heir.

Also, I can never see this scene without thinking - Oh, Alan Lee, I love you so! But why did you have to be responsible for this!!! (I said this, almost verbatim, to him at a book signing once, and he just laughed.)

(Of course I have a few *questions* about book Moria as well -- the big one being that Gimli has just told the fellowship that Moria means The Black Pit and was not called that when it was new.

*'Only once before have I seen them from afar in waking life, but I know them and their names, for under them lies Khazad-dûm, the Dwarrowdelf, that is now called the Black Pit, Moria in the Elvish tongue. *

And then Gandalf reads the runes on the door: They say only: The Doors of Durin, Lord of Moria. Speak, friend, and enter. '

So, why does it say Moria on the door? Inquiring minds want to know.....
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there are 2 great movie quizzes here at veer: clockbusters.

50 movies defined by three photo clues.
If you take the sequels quiz - I am still missing 5 answers, so share!!

we are missing: )
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zombies - so NOT my thing. And yet, would I see this? Mmmmm....yeah.

Legendary British actors Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen are heading back to the 18th Century for a new big screen outing - about zombies.

The stars, both famous for their revered theatrical training, have decided to snub Shakespeare for more light-hearted roles in The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet, a satirical take on the walking dead.

The pair will take roles in the comedy tale about a zombie outbreak in a British seaside town in the 1700s.

article at the imbd

more, found at Curse of the Buxom Strumpet website:

Based on the short film E'gad, Zombies!, it's an 18th Century zombie comedy set in the fictional town of Upper Trollop.


Apr. 28th, 2011 02:46 am
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I'm watching Fellowship of the Ring on encore - and for some reason, (my guess is because it was spoken aloud on the tv) in all my viewings, tonight was the first time I heard them say *rated PG-13*. Wow!

OK, hands up you guys - how many of you were younger than that when you first read the trilogy? (I was!)
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With all the new Hobbit info coming out, I really loved seeing the LoTR part of this article:

8 Movie Special Effects You Won't Believe Aren't CGI

my favorite part:
Take a moment to think about the crew that put that together, knowing the final goal was for you to never notice it.
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Sean Bean, post Zombie Apocalypse.

If you get the SyFy channel you might want to check it out. My area has it listed for April 9.

The Lost Future
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First look at Bean, Slater, Monaghan and Rhames in SOLDIERS

"I love the sound of Maksim Korostyshevsky's Soldiers of Fortune because it sounds totally plausible. Uber rich thriller seekers pay to have themselves inserted into military ops and then all hell breaks loose. I also liked the cast - a ensemble that will no doubt play up the odd-couple antics.

The film stars Sean Bean, Domonic Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Christian Slater and the legendary James Cromwell and if you're at all interested in seeing them together and dressed in fatigues then look no further than the gallery after the break. I particularly like the one of Bean dressed in yacht gear brandishing a rocket launcher."


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