Hail Caesar

Feb. 6th, 2016 03:32 pm
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I enjoyed Hail Caesar much more than I was expecting. I generally like but do not love Coen brothers films; their style of humor is not generally mine, but I laughed quite a lot at this film. Read more... )

Overall, if you have any love for 50s movies or Hollywood shenanigans from the "golden age of filmmaking," I'd highly recommend it.
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I confess, I mainly went to see "The Martian" because of Sebastian Stan. (His role in it is really quite small--I wouldn't go see it just for him). It is, however, the BEST example of competence porn I can ever remember seeing in a movie, so if you are into scientists doing their science thing in life-or-death situations and doing it very, very well, this will totally be your jam. I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting to. It also had a much more diverse cast than I was expecting, which was definitely a pleasant surprise.

The Intern

Oct. 4th, 2015 12:01 pm
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The preview I saw made this film look charming, but potentially sexist. It was indeed ridiculously charming--I suspect I'm going to buy it just for comfort watching in the future--but actually I thought in many ways it was remarkably feminist. (Spoilers behind the cut) Read more... )
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After reading several reviews about how the hilarious awfulness of this movie made it worth watching, I of course had to see it. Read more... )
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Mostly because I started to say this on FB and then didn't want to spoil people. Read more... )
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I was planning on going to see Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" for my birthday, but the closest it is playing is two hours away, and I don't own a car. Hence, a poll:

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8

It's perfectly reasonable to spend $68 on trainfare, spend 2 hours each way on the train and then walk three miles in each direction to see this movie, right?

View Answers

I can't think of a better way to spend your birthday
0 (0.0%)

You could always figure out the bus routes or take a cab to skip the 6 mile walk
0 (0.0%)

You are a CRAZY person. CRAZY.
0 (0.0%)

You might as well spend $20 more and go to San Francisco for your birthday, where you could see the movie and do fun SF things
8 (100.0%)

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Behind the cut, links to some Man of Steel reviews. (No spoilers, just links). If you have a review I haven't found, please link in the comments--especially if it's on Tumblr. Read more... )
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Nothing about the previews actually made me want to see this film, so when I say I liked it more than I expected to, that's not necessarily saying a lot. I went mainly because (a) I knew my SV peeps would be talking about it, so I wanted to be able to join the conversation, and (b) to see Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

When I say I liked it, I should clarify that I really, really liked about the first 90 minutes of it, and I really disliked the last 50 or so minutes. Partly that has to do with some alterations they made to the usual Superman mythology, some of which I really thought were fantastic and some I hated.

Spoilers behind the cut, obviously. Read more... )
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I don't usually go to (non-work-related) social events during the week, but an old colleague was in town last night and talked me into going to see "Tropic Thunder," and I have to say I laughed my ass off. Very slight spoilers )

Now I have two completely unrelated requests for my all-knowing flist:

1. Anyone out there who is widely read in CW RPS, can you point me to some good stories with Jensen/Christian Kane or Jared/Jensen/Christian Kane? I have a friend looking for recs, and I don't usually read stories with Chris as a central character, so I'm at a loss.

2. Should I update to the latest version of Firefox, now that it keeps prompting me to every 12 hours or so? I know it doesn't work with LJ Hook, but that's not a big concern for me, but I've heard there's something wonky about the new address bar, or something? What are the pros and cons of switching?

Mamma Mia!

Jul. 20th, 2008 12:56 am
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Is it a spoiler to say that Pierce Brosnan really can't sing? Not that I really cared--everybody else was amazing, and that was the most fun I've had at a movie in a really long time. More reactions. Not really spoilery, but cut just in case )


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