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So we went to see that yesterday -- and yeah, not gonna over-analyze it b/c all I wanted from it was an amusing romp.  Pretty much what it was, in fact.  Em opined that they should have had Criss Angel playing the bad-guy's apprentice, I disagreed -- the one they had was more sloppily overconfident in his sinister-isity than Angel would have been, IMO, and therefore a better comedic foil.

Happily, they did throw in the mop scene!

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[livejournal.com profile] umbramage is looking for a (probably b-grade horror) 1950's movie with these plot points, and Google is failing me:

1)  Haitian or African woman who

2)  Drains the Life Essence from

3)  [(implied) Young] Men to

4)  retain her youthful appearance.





Trek movie

May. 10th, 2009 11:18 am
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OK, good things and gripes both, of course.  Anyone here still planning to see it?  Guess I'll do a cut just to be safe. )More later, as it processes.

BTW, is the novelization out yet?  DH likes to read it before he sees the movie b/c he generally can't make out large portions of the conversations, and it really would have helped this time. 

















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DH says to me: 
"Just to be sure I have this straight, we're going to a movie this week because you have the hots for Hugh Jackman, and next week because I have the hots for the Enterprise?"

My response:  "Sounds about right!"

He's not a Wolverine fan, and DC has a bigger slice of his heart and mind than Marvel (due to Supes and the Bat) though he does know about the original X-men comics.  He seems to approve of Cyclops' attitude as "being responsible" -- my take is "Does he have to be such a stick-up-the-@$$ about it?"

He did say he has a better appreciation for and understanding of Wolverine's character and motives after this movie.

The way they had Sabertooth move -- almost like a big cat -- was cool.  I don't recall seeing that in the first movie, and I missed the next two; will have to go watch them.

We didn't manage to spot Cap in the scrum, and I didn't see Stan Lee at all, even in the credits!  Has he quit doing cameos?  :(


WARNING:  comments may contain spoilers!


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Watching Contagion         Quarantine -- Dexter's sister as a TV reporter for some night-life show.  Don't know if having her in my head as the cop is affecting how I see her here, but so far she seems to be keeping her head.


Edit:  Ok, now she's lost it good.
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Saw Watchmen as I'm sure you got from the subject line.  Not into that section of fandom/that universe/that ficton/whatever you wish to call it, but had no trouble following the story.  Comedian was a jackass, Rorshach reminded me of Bullseye in a small way, his dialog was more like Dirty Harry though.  Liked Rorshach.  Owl suit looked like a bad ripoff of a Batsuit.  Villain MEAN at kitty!  Bad him!

Not a waste of time, but didn't rock my socks.

Previews for Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator...May is gonna be movie-month here.

Movies

Dec. 27th, 2008 05:23 pm
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DH has been positively slavering over the idea of going to see The Spirit when it hit the theater.

He checked the online schedule for the 25th and we drove to Monett for the first show (1330 hrs).  Now, he checked online and this was scheduled to go on, got that?  And you can see where this is going.  Yup!  Closed, note on the door saying they'd be open from 1500 - 0030.

NOT on the WEBSITE nor in the newspaper...just on the DOOR.  Real professional there, folks.

So we tried again today.  Open and all, no line even for tickets or snacks.  We get in, sit down, get all nested in and the commercials start -- and OMFG it HURT.  It was so LOUD.  I've been to Ted Nugent concerts that weren't that loud and I was 50 feet from the speakers.  DH has a certain amount of hearing loss, and what he usually prefers is near my pain threshold on the TV at home or the radio in the truck, but this was painful for HIM.  We hit the lobby gasping and (in my case) tearing, and asked if it could be turned down to a reasonable level -- they claimed it was set by the company that brought the films around and if they changed it, they'd get in trouble.  They "turned it down as much as we're allowed" for us and STILL it hurt.  I don't know how the 4 other people in there could stand it if it was too loud for DH.

Now we've been to this theater a couple of dozen times in the last few years.  It's closer than Springfield and generally has the same movies at maybe 50c less.  (They don't have the hotdogs at the snack bar, though, that he likes and that's the reason if we drive to Springfield!)  Not the customers they rely on to keep the doors open, but enough to have watched it add on two screens and improve the snack bar.  And it has never been this loud, not for Batman or Die Hard or Sin City.  Just OW.

Didn't see any of the movie or previews, the usher said it was about the same volume for the commercials as for the show so we got refunds and left. 

DH is disappointed 'cause he WANTS to see it in the theater, and I'm disappointed on his behalf (I have no knowledge of this show/comic/whatever, but I'm willing to watch it with him).

Anyone who has seen this:  is it REALLY set that loud, or were they just being assholes?

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I need a "I'm in a BAD MOOD" icon.  Not as in pouty/weepy, more as in "You get this warning and that's all, now are you going away or do I get to shred you?"



Movies / TV: 

#1)  Do not assume that 5 minutes of sci-fi or FX is gonna outweigh an hour thirty of sentimental dreck.

#2)  Do not assume that an hour plus is gonna outweigh twenty minutes of rotten kid and five minutes of dreck.

Matter of fact, just keep the sentiment out of my movies, 'mmkay?  In general, if you're going "Where's the plot?  It's just all bullets!"  I'll probably have fun.



Lists/examples -- NOT all-inclusive, of course, but just as an idea.

I like:

-Die Hard
-Jackie Chan
-MI -- the show and the movies
-Batman -- the darker the better
-Iron Man -- Gods, I had a techgasm.  I want that computer/workshop!  Though I should probably want the brains to use them first.
-MIB
-things with explosions and car/motorcycle chases and general mayhem.
-Matrix was OK, at least the FX were decent.  The third one was ... well, see #2 above.
-The Librarian
-The Order

TV I like:
-Two and a half men --  Charlie is a hoot, Alan is a twerp/wuss/doormat, and their Mom is a pirahna in lipstick.  And Jake is just...Ew.   Though Jake does seem to be getting better. 
- Numb3rs
-CSI
-NCIS
-48 Hours
-Mythbusters (Jamie Like Big Boom!)
-Most of the newer Doctor Who



I do NOT like:

That frickin' NASCAR movie.
Chick flicks
Potty humor (includes South Park and Family Guy, most Simpsons)
Weepy shit
most sitcoms aka evening soaps (Friends, etc.)
Roseanne
Married With Children


We went to The Day the Earth Stood Still today.  I don't see why they bothered with the freaking bratty kid.  I know it's the fashion now to beg your kid to put up the game and come to supper, but give me a freakin' BREAK.  I haven't seen the original nor read the book (if there is one) so can't compare them, but this was....well, see second "Do not assume" above.  Keanu Reeves (?) did OK as the emotionless alien, though, I thought.  I was just so annoyed with the brat that that colored the whole thing.  And I'm sure if the wrong right people see this, I'm gonna get the whole "He's just a kid" apologetic and I'm not interested.
 


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Well, yeah, when am I not?

In specific, though, Christopher Lee's Dracula (early 70's)...the intro and a couple of tracks in it sound like Bond themes (not specific ones, just the general sound/feel)  to me, and at least one bit sounds like the Scooby-Doo chase scenes when everyone is going through doors 90-to-nuthin' and chasing everyone else.

Anyone else get this?

Lord Evil, darlin', tell me it's not just me?

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Heath Ledger's Joker reminded me disturbingly of Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter.

Shouldn't be surprising, since they're both brilliant psychopaths.

And the tech...whooboy!  Deep breath, in, hold, out, hold.  Whew.  

Not up to Tony Stark's, though!

Movies

May. 9th, 2008 11:44 pm
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Saw Iron Man last week -- took DH for our anniversary :)

Then today he took me to Speed Racer for Mother's Day.

Both well done; I expect Iron Man to be MUCH more popular, but Speed was well done for what it was and I'm not disappointed!
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Good thing I'm not a screamer -- some of those weapons / toys / FX were awesome.
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Watching the first episode of Firefly:)
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Taking suggestions for "Catholic-Based Horror Movies" along the lines of The Exorcist, Stigmata, The Body, the Omen series, The Order, Constantine....

Preferably in English, but as long as it has subtitles!
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Looking for:

Late 70's.  Late-night.  Movie on TV. 

Cloning, organ transplants, organ farming, consciousness, self-awareness.....

name of movie:  SOMA

I think. 

No, it's not the anime that IMDB hands me.

Any ideas?



ETA:  Some bits of  The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler are familiar...I mainly remember one 45-second clip.  That HAS been in this one, but...might just be very similar to something else.  They use the term Soma and make the point that it is the Greek word for "body," which is something else I recall.  But I'm certain I saw the word SOMA as the title screen!  Maybe it got re-named either for TV or later for something else?
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Rick is taking me to see Ultraviolet tonight. Mindless violence, yea! (He knows me SO well....)

Hmmph!

Jan. 8th, 2006 11:36 pm
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Watching Profiler.....(TY NetFlix!)

and every time they show candles, seems like it's some PSYCHO.

Jack, that guy who was taking a "set" of women to make his perfect woman, now a vigilante cop.....

Sheesh!

Don't they think normal people like candles?

Like I'd know from Normal anyhow.
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Go see it. No spoilers, just go see it.
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I have no idea who came up with this, but i like it. any additions posted to comments may be added if i like them, too!

How to survive a horror movie:

1. When it appears that you have killed the monster,
*never* check to see
if it's really dead.

2. If you find that your house is built upon or near a
cemetery, that was
once a church that was used for black masses, had
previous inhabitants who
went mad or committed suicide or died in some horrible
fashion, or had
inhabitants who performed necrophilia or satanic
practices, move away
immediately.

3. Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as
a joke.

4. Do not search the basement, especially if the
power has just gone out.

5. As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open
portals to Hell.

6. If you find a town which looks deserted, it's
probably for a reason.
Take the hint and stay away.

7. Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless
you're sure you know
what you are doing.

8. If you're running from the monster, expect to trip
or fall down at least
twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also
note that, despite
the fact that you are running and the monster is
merely shambling along,
it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.

9. Do not keep all your sharpened kitchen knifes in
one of those wooden
block thingies on your worksurface.

10. When you're searching a house because you think
there's something
dangerous there, for God's sake turn the damn lights
on!

11. Never back out of one room into another without
looking. It's always
behind you.

12. Never, ever, ever turn off the paved road onto a
gravel or dirt road.

13. Always make sure that your car has a fresh
battery so it will start
immediately in times of crisis
.
14. Never say that you'll be right back because you
won't.

15. If anything other than water (blood, thick goo of
any color)
comes out of a faucet, do not call a plumber. Leave
the house
immediately.

16. If, looking in a mirror, you see a figure behind
you that you don't see
upon turning around, you see a different room than the
one you are in, you
see a figure other than yourself looking back, or your
reflection tells you
to get out before it is too late, proceed to the
nearest exit with all
speed.

17. If you open a door and the room you see is not the
room that should be
there, do not explore it. In fact, even if you close
the door and see the
correct room after re-opening it, vacate the house.

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