xtina: A laughing 8-bit dog holding a duck. From Duck Hunt. (laughing)
Context 1: [personal profile] rosefox and [personal profile] sinboy collect, to my fevered anti-clutter mind, all the things.

Context 2: This is the first time I've seen Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Lawrence: Now, all these wines are very old. I purchased them to make certain that they were cared for properly.
Freddy: So you got a lot of wine to drink.
Lawrence: You can't drink them, Freddy; they're far too valuable.
Freddy: So you sell them?
Lawrence: Oh, I'd never sell them; they mean too much to me.


X: *pauses the movie*
R: *already laughing*
X: I hate both of you!
R: *hysterics*
X: You fucking fucks!
R: *dying*
X: God damn everything in the world!
R: *convulsions*
X: Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck!

...

X: *replays the scene several times to get the transcript right*
R: *still laughing*

...

[much later, post-movie]

X: *pulls up this post*
R: *still laughing*
X: Fuck you both. *cracking up*
xtina: (Default)
Incidentally, The King's Speech is a movie that I want to own the DVD copy of.  Apart from the first five minutes, which make my teeth crawl.  The movie is about a stammerer, and the first 3-4 minutes is of the stammerer addressing a stadium, and he never manages to say anything, though he does try.

But the rest of the movie is fantastic.  Josh and I found it to be an oh-that-person sorta film -- the second Dumbledore, Pettigrew or Beadle, Bellatrix Strange or Marla Singer, fucking Captain Barbossa hello, the guy from Memento, and the Professor from the end of the world in the 10th Doctor's Doctor Who.  Also, Colin Firth, who apparently has not yet become an oh-that-person in my head.

But regardless, I enjoyed the movie a great deal, and will probably purchase the DVD at some point, despite the embarrassment-squick-related horror-story opening.

--

In other news, I'm reading some free science fiction stuff that [livejournal.com profile] hitchhiker had posted a dog's age ago.  I'm slowly coming to realise why I don't really connect with this stuff (a major name in this genre is Doctorow, but it's really not just him) -- they're all boy's stories.  There are women in them, yes, but they're boy's stories.  I want to like them, because I don't dislike the genre, but meh.

--

In other other news, has anyone figured out why the RSS feed for Myth Adventures consistently displays for the day before?

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xtina: (Default)
Incidentally, The King's Speech is a movie that I want to own the DVD copy of.  Apart from the first five minutes, which make my teeth crawl.  The movie is about a stammerer, and the first 3-4 minutes is of the stammerer addressing a stadium, and he never manages to say anything, though he does try.

But the rest of the movie is fantastic.  Josh and I found it to be an oh-that-person sorta film -- the second Dumbledore, Pettigrew or Beadle, Bellatrix Strange or Marla Singer, fucking Captain Barbossa hello, the guy from Memento, and the Professor from the end of the world in the 10th Doctor's Doctor Who.  Also, Colin Firth, who apparently has not yet become an oh-that-person in my head.

But regardless, I enjoyed the movie a great deal, and will probably purchase the DVD at some point, despite the embarrassment-squick-related horror-story opening.

--

In other news, I'm reading some free science fiction stuff that [livejournal.com profile] hitchhiker had posted a dog's age ago.  I'm slowly coming to realise why I don't really connect with this stuff (a major name in this genre is Doctorow, but it's really not just him) -- they're all boy's stories.  There are women in them, yes, but they're boy's stories.  I want to like them, because I don't dislike the genre, but meh.

--

In other other news, has anyone figured out why the RSS feed for Myth Adventures consistently displays for the day before?
xtina: (Default)
Ha!  Timothy Dalton was in Flash Gordon!  And also Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, he was Dr. Zarkov.  Hee.

And... so apparently, there was a Flash Gordon TV series in 2007, and the guy who played Flash in the 1980 movie played Krebb in one of the episodes.  Ha.

[eta] Waaaaa, Fico, who played the pipes in a bit scene, is played by Richard O'Brien, better known as Riff Raff from Rocky Horror.

In other news, I usually go for VLC Player, but it's been playing the videos jerky on this laptop, so I installed GOM Player, which was infinitely and immediately better.  Huh.

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xtina: (Default)
Ha!  Timothy Dalton was in Flash Gordon!  And also Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, he was Dr. Zarkov.  Hee.

And... so apparently, there was a Flash Gordon TV series in 2007, and the guy who played Flash in the 1980 movie played Krebb in one of the episodes.  Ha.

[eta] Waaaaa, Fico, who played the pipes in a bit scene, is played by Richard O'Brien, better known as Riff Raff from Rocky Horror.

In other news, I usually go for VLC Player, but it's been playing the videos jerky on this laptop, so I installed GOM Player, which was infinitely and immediately better.  Huh.
xtina: (Default)
I'm re-re-re-re-rewatching Groundhog Day, and am reworking everything as to how one would set up some massive prank or wacky intervention or stuff.  The truck and homeless man bits threw me, but I can pull it off, no sweat.

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xtina: (Default)
I'm re-re-re-re-rewatching Groundhog Day, and am reworking everything as to how one would set up some massive prank or wacky intervention or stuff.  The truck and homeless man bits threw me, but I can pull it off, no sweat.
xtina: (Default)
Signal boost:

[livejournal.com profile] trista would like to get suggestions for princess movies, appropriate for a 3-year-old, that do not perpetuate the "only boys can save girls" thing.  Two examples: Enchanted and Shrek.

(My anti-example: Princess Bride.  As much as I adore the movie, Buttercup did approximately fuck-all, which has always bugged me.)

Thanks!
xtina: (Default)
Signal boost:

[livejournal.com profile] trista would like to get suggestions for princess movies, appropriate for a 3-year-old, that do not perpetuate the "only boys can save girls" thing.  Two examples: Enchanted and Shrek.

(My anti-example: Princess Bride.  As much as I adore the movie, Buttercup did approximately fuck-all, which has always bugged me.)

Thanks!
xtina: (Default)
Saw the new Trek movie.

Four things:

Hooee spoilers. )
xtina: (Default)
Saw the new Trek movie.

Four things:

Hooee spoilers. )
xtina: (Default)
Did you know?

In the film-thing Stephen King's "It", remember the Losers?  Specifically Beep-Beep Richie, the jokester who hung out with Stan the bird-watcher?

The actor who played the kid version of Richie was Seth Green.

(Evidence.)

Learn something new every day.
xtina: (Default)
Did you know?

In the film-thing Stephen King's "It", remember the Losers?  Specifically Beep-Beep Richie, the jokester who hung out with Stan the bird-watcher?

The actor who played the kid version of Richie was Seth Green.

(Evidence.)

Learn something new every day.
xtina: (Default)
I just saw, for the first time, The Watchmen.  Quick notes:

* Even prepared for the blue penis, I focused way less on that and way more on his mouth, and advances in CGI technology.

* And kitty!  We've come a long way from the demon dogs in Ghostbusters, bless their demony hearts.

* That's an awful lot of high-falutin' fancy tricks for non-super humans.

* I agree with Brendan (friend of Josh's) - this is one of the first movies where the musical choices actively aggravated me.  In fact, I noticed in places that whole scenes would have been better off with no music at all.

* They were a little in love with that flesh-gone-skeleton-remains thing.

* ...okay, so, here is where I admit that I never quite "got" Watchmen to begin with.  The movie was interesting in the moral conflicts, and dull in that the fighting and gore got in the way of the moral conflicts.  I love me some action flicks, but I expected more... input into, I suppose, the moral ambiguity.  So I feel as though I'm missing something, since so many folk loved the book, and mostly, I feel meh about it.

* I fucking loved the group shot of the heroes folk back in the day, because it wasn't a bunch of heroes, it was a bunch of people in costumes.  It is so stark, seeing people in costumes, when compared to superheroes of the nowadays.

* Adrian's feet looked weird, and I cannot figure out why.

* I remember the men's names more than the women's, and this bothers me.



In completely separate news: Completely awesome newTrek fanfic.

...okay, fine, I'll like it, see if I care.
xtina: (Default)
I just saw, for the first time, The Watchmen.  Quick notes:

* Even prepared for the blue penis, I focused way less on that and way more on his mouth, and advances in CGI technology.

* And kitty!  We've come a long way from the demon dogs in Ghostbusters, bless their demony hearts.

* That's an awful lot of high-falutin' fancy tricks for non-super humans.

* I agree with Brendan (friend of Josh's) - this is one of the first movies where the musical choices actively aggravated me.  In fact, I noticed in places that whole scenes would have been better off with no music at all.

* They were a little in love with that flesh-gone-skeleton-remains thing.

* ...okay, so, here is where I admit that I never quite "got" Watchmen to begin with.  The movie was interesting in the moral conflicts, and dull in that the fighting and gore got in the way of the moral conflicts.  I love me some action flicks, but I expected more... input into, I suppose, the moral ambiguity.  So I feel as though I'm missing something, since so many folk loved the book, and mostly, I feel meh about it.

* I fucking loved the group shot of the heroes folk back in the day, because it wasn't a bunch of heroes, it was a bunch of people in costumes.  It is so stark, seeing people in costumes, when compared to superheroes of the nowadays.

* Adrian's feet looked weird, and I cannot figure out why.

* I remember the men's names more than the women's, and this bothers me.




In completely separate news: Completely awesome newTrek fanfic.

...okay, fine, I'll like it, see if I care.
xtina: (Default)
When Harry Met Sally was very charming.  The interspersed scenes of "when we met" stories had me grinning, awww.

My two primary reactions:

* This was very charming.
* Centuries from now, this will be used as part of an anthropological study on the intricacies of relationships in the late 20th century.

No, but, I liked it.  I think.

Ook.

2009-03-09 23:16
xtina: (coffee.doom!)
I just watched Twelve Monkeys for the first time.

Four things:

1) Brad Pitt was good.  I was impressed.

2) Bruce Willis was amazing.  I've pretty much only seen him in kick-ass-take-names roles, so this was outside of my experience with him, and he was bloody amazing.

3) I don't know why I watch most time travel flicks.  I can't get that into the movie, because at all times, the thought "You're watching someone else's history" is extremely loud in my head.  I mean, I do understand the concept of suspension of disbelief, it's just that I can't suspend it that far.  Or my brain is acting up again, it's been known.

I could poke at that forever, but I'll leave it there.

4) David Morse!  He was in a number of things!  Facially speaking, he reminded me a helluva lot of Kiefer Sutherland, specifically from Dark City.

5) I 'unno, maybe a spoiler, just an aggravation of mine. )
xtina: (Default)
* Benny And Joon felt very loosely put together.  However, the music was very cute.  Overall, good background movie while I cleaned my bebuggered room.

* I'm donating blood again on Caturdog.  They called, I was weak.

* [livejournal.com profile] bbbsg wants me to make a heart cannon.  Not gun, but cannon.  I could...

* I had had the Gmail theme Tree, but I am liking Beach much more.  The colours change with the time of day!  This pleases me immensely.

* I would be way more likely to gymmify if I had someone to go with.  I'll see if Josh wants to, or knows anyone.  It's hard for me to do new things like this on my own, in front of other people, on a repeated basis.
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* I make dinner, it's Shake'n'Bake chicken and corn.  Josh makes dinner, and it's veggies and crock-potted rice, chicken marinated in something nice, and oven-baked cheese bread.  So Iiiii think he should be the cooking one.  I'll be the washing-up one.  I'm not not joking.

* That involved a brief nattering about who does the washing up.  I think it's "Whoever partook of the food but didn't cook it does the washing up", and he concurs.  I brought it up because he'd done the cooking and the washing up, because his kitchen is small and he knows where everything is and I felt very in the way and aie.  He was fine, this was no big deal, but next time I go over, I'll do some dishes or something.  (Not a declaration from him, rather a want-to from me.)

* I have this sudden weird urge to join a gym.  ...well, no.  It's not weird, I've wanted to lift weights for ages.  And the only "sudden" part relates to gosh it smells nice outside, I think I would like to partake in happy physical activities.

I also have an urge to knit moar.

* Gosh it smells nice outside.  Gimme another week or two like this, and I'll be back to wanting to burn everything I own and move to the woods again.

* I just got Benny And Joon.  I've never seen it, so, here I go.
xtina: (knitting with sticks)
My roommate did some of the miniatures work for the movie Coraline, based on Gaiman's book.  She worked with this knitter (Youtube) for costumery and such.

oO

Excuse me:

oO

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