ru: (fandom)
Boy, it's been a while since I went to a proper movie showing. I would love to change that at some point if I can. I like going to the movies, and I can sit through almost anything once. I try to look at it from the perspective that even if I don't like a movie, I can at least say that I've seen it.

But anyway, Tron: Legacy! Eien-chan and I had meant to go see it last week with his parents with the Imax theater in town, but as luck would have it, the theater had shut down that week for renovations. So, Eien-chan and I went this week, and we saw it in 3D. So, now for thoughts! I think it should go without saying that there will be spoilers, so you've been warned.

Cut! )
ru: (love)
My one sentence review of "Ponyo":

The most adorable movie I've seen in a long time, and quite possibly the most adorable movie I've seen ever.

And now for more sentences. SERIOUSLY ADORABLE. Talk about your feel-good films. I think I was, at minimum, grinning through most of the movie. It's sweet and cute, with lots of adorableness (Ponyo's sisters spring immediately to mind, although there are about ten thousand other sources of cuteness throughout the film), some hilarious moments, and a really nice story. The dubbing was awesome too, as it usually is with Miyazaki films (Liam Neeson as Fujimoto was just kind of awesome). Anyway, I think it's a good movie to watch when you're feeling down. I think now, between this, the Disney version of The Little Mermaid, and the original Andersen tale, Ponyo's my favorite rendition.

My recommendation: Go see it. Right now. It will warm the cockles of your heart.

On a side note, the blocking seems to have worked! I now have a much larger piece of fabric in which you can very easily see the lace pattern. YAY.
ru: (strange)
While I am a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and while I probably will go see the movie, I have this to say about the previews:

Is it just me, or does it sound like Splinter's drunk off his rat's ass?
ru: (strange)
Visiting relatives wanted to see a movie today, so we tagged along with them to go see "Night at the Museum" My short, overall reaction to it is that it was cute. It wasn't particularly deep, or necessarily historically accurate or whatnot, but it was cute and fluffy and not a bad way to spend a couple of hours.

A more detailed spoilerful review behind the cut )

On a different note, I think I'm becoming holidayed out. I'm really, desperately wishing for some real down time, but I doubt I'm going to get it, since I don't think relatives are going to be leaving until Jan. 2, which is when I go back to work. *sigh* Maybe I'll find some way to get away for a couple hours and use that Jingle Spells bath bomb hiding under my sink.
ru: (strange)
When I was little, The Polar Express was a book that was frequently brought out during the holidays. Even now, it ranks as one of my favorite Christmas books. This is probably a large part of the reason why I wasn't too excited when the movie adaptation came out--I find it very hard to believe that a full-length movie could be made out of a children's book that's as short as it was, and that it could be made good. Last night, I caught the movie on TV and discovered I was proven right. Aside from the fact that I didn't care much for the animation, I found it to be ripe with mocking moments.

Here are but a few )

Per what seems to be the case almost all the time, the book was way better.
ru: (luna-weirdness)
Snitching from [ profile] urrah!

A. Pick 20 of your favorite movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes in your journal.
D. Have those on your friends list try to guess what the movie is.
E. Bold the quote once it has been correctly identified and place the guesser's user name directly after the quote.

Because my memory for recalling exact quotes sucks, IMDB's my friend. )
ru: (luna-weirdness)
Being that it's the second day that it's been out and all, the movie theater was frickin' packed for the showing. I'm glad we got our tickets early. Feeling a bit festive, I decided to get into the spirit of things and dressed a little piratey--a white poet's shirt, a multicolored sash, and a pair of boots pillaged from Mum.

So, the non-spoilery version: I liked it. I think the first one was better (as seems to be the way with sequels, disappointingly), but it was still pretty entertaining. I'm glad I went, and it was two and a half hours well spent. I'm ready for the third one, now.

And now, the full blown spoilery version.

Yar! Spoilers off the port bow! )
ru: (luna-weirdness)
In other news...

You know something that's awesome? Something that's awesome is finding a shirt that I got at least seven years ago, likely more, and discovering that it still fits. It's doubly awesome because it's a really cool shirt from the University of Vienna from when my Dad went there on a business trip. I thought I had grown out of it ages ago.

Also, I've been seeing a lot of previews for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and I'm thoroughly convinced now that the movie is going to feature, among other things, Cthulhu the Pirate.
ru: (Default)

It looks like "Prince Caspian" is slated for production! *bouncebouncebouncebounce!*

Even though I'm not surprised that they are doing this one next, I'm still nevertheless excited! *bouncebounce!*
ru: (gummy worm battle!)
After having finally reread the book, and having some of my girl-type friends to go see it with, I finally got around to seeing Narnia. I actually rather enjoyed it.

More thought-like details with SPOILERS OF THE SPOILERY TYPE, just to warn ya. )
ru: (Default)
--I'm starting to get very worried about the Japanese magnolia. Like all the rest of the deciduous plants, it's losing its leaves, but when I went out to water it today, I noticed something troubling. It looks like it's putting out more leaf buds. Despite what the weather's like now, winter *is* coming, and I'm really worried that it's going to get badly hurt because of this move. I could be wrong, and they could just be winter buds, but I really don't think so. They're green and fuzzy and cute and look like they belong in the spring. I guess I'll need to look at the Japanese magnolias at school and do a comparison, since they're losing their leaves too. I think it may just not yet be accustomed to the weather here, which can be odd in the winter. We typically have a mild winter up until December(right now it's *really* nice outside, when it should be getting, you know, cold), at which point the temperature plummets and we have a bitterly cold winter until about early March or so.

In either case, I really hope it realizes that, you know, the days are getting shorter. Winter is coming, despite the temperature. I don't want it to die. ._.

--I finally saw "Run Lola Run" last night. That was definitely an interesting movie. I wouldn't mind seeing it again, because it seems like I could probably find a lot more if I saw it a second time around. The music was definitely fun. I should poke around for the soundtrack.

--I should look around for a recipe for vanilla cream sauce. It seems like it'd be a really useful and versatile recipe to have. I've had it in a really runny form on apple streudel, which was delicious, and last night when we were at a restaurant, I had a dessert that seemed to be a much thicker version of it(almost like not-quite-set pudding) with fresh berries. Uhnngod. So good.
ru: (Default)
So, Eien-chan and I went and saw "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" yesterday. I've actually been looking forward to seeing it. I'm a fan of both the Gene Wilder version and the book(my copy of which has been well loved), and my interest was immediately perked when they said they'd be doing another version of the movie. I've been curious about what Tim Burton would do with the story, and Johnny Depp does such wonderful characters, so I've been wondering what he would do with the character of Willy Wonka.

So, now that I've seen it, I have some thoughts about it. They're mainly non-plot-related, but I don't think I can get away with talking about some things without talking about the plot. However, I think most of the plot things would be old hat to anyone who's read the book or seen the Gene Wilder version. Even so, there were some other things in the movie that didn't follow either one in this Tim Burton version of the movie and I'll try to not reveal anything, but I can't guarantee that. So, just to err on the side of caution, behind the cut they go.

Warning! Potential spoilers ahead! Reduce speed to half-impulse and proceed with caution! )
ru: (Default)
So mom and I just managed to find the original Superman movie on TV, towards the beginning, when young Clark throws the glowing crystal thingie into the snow in the Arctic.

Me: Look! It's a flying bright lime popsicle!
Mom: Heh. Yeah.
Me: Or a glow stick. It's a glowing popsicle!
Mom: Rave!
Me: OMG. That's what it is. It's a rave popsicle. RAVE. POPSICLE.
Mom: IIIIII like it.

You just know the rave culture would totally latch onto the idea of rave popsicles. XD

July 2017



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