Monday, November 28, 2005
I saw GOF last weekend and it was pretty rockin'. I've heard many complaints about leaving out such and such, but I think POA established that leaving out things wasn't necessarily bad. I only disagree with how Barty Crouch Jr. was treated, but that's pretty minor. The Quidditch World Cup makes up for a lot. And Jason Isaacs. And Fire!Gary Oldman. And Harry of course!
The problem with Thanksgiving food is that afterwards no other food looks quite as good. The only thing that sounds as good is leftovers, which I don't have so I'm out of luck. I mean, what are raviolis compared to tasty turkey? Ramen is no match for green bean casserole. Actually, raviolis are pretty good...
Well, this is the first blog since the summer, and I hope it's not too anti-climactic. I guess my final words here are: The Corpse Bride was really good.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
The Goddess of Ice and Hope. You are a creative
wonder. Always calm and collected, you hold the
awe of many people and you are exceptionally
logical. You are an inspirational beauty.
Which gorgeous goddess are you? For girls! (breath taking pics!)
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In other news, I saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was possibly the most fun I've had at the movies all year. The cast was great, I loved all the Buckets, the music was so Danny Elfman and Willy Wonka had a great coat. Visually, I think it was Tim Burton's lightest movie. It still had all his wackiness though--phew! The worst part was that I missed almost the entire (new) trailer for Corpse Bride.
I read Kidnapped and Treasure Island a few weeks ago. Both were good, but Treasure Island was definitely more exciting and entertaining. It almost makes me want to see Treasure Planet again since now I know what they changed. But I think seeing Captain Smollett as a female cat would be rather disappointing now.
I've grown a powerful hunger for lasagna.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Take the quiz: "What Star Wars Character Are You?"
Congratulations. You are Padme Amidala, the beautiful young senator from Naboo. You were commited to civic duty from a young age and believe in democracy for all.
Friday, June 17, 2005
I caught a spider on Animal Crossing, something no one else has even dreamed of doing. I also caught about four eels, so I don't know quite why they're rEELy hard to catch.
In more exciting news, Hugh Jackman is starring in and producing a Wolverine movie. This means that it's actually going to be made, and I would suspect it would be made right after X3 is filmed, since he'd already be in character and whatnot. In the bad X-Men news, Halle Berry is back for #3, with an "expanded role." Maggie Grace (Shannon on Lost) is signed on to play Shadowcat. So, whatever...that will only work if Boone is there to give her a hard time. And of course Juggernaut is in the mix too, and I don't really know how I feel about that. It seems like there are a few too many cooks working on this stew. Let's check the roster, shall we? We have the full X-Men roster from #2 (including Nightcrawler and Jean Grey) with the addition of Beast and Shadowcat and an expanded Storm. On the bad side, we have Magneto and Mystique (I assume Mystique) and now Juggernaut also. I think I heard some other villain mentioned also... So... many cooks. Of course, X2 juggled a lot of characters very well so I will be optomistic.
Blah blah blah... anyway, Cho Chang is an evil Ministry imposter.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
I saw Revenge of the Sith. It was all about how Anakin left pregnant Padme at the Wal-Marts. Later he lost his legs to the Obi-Wan Express and the Emperor taught him to sing country music. It was pretty sweetbees.
I also saw this movie called Sky Captain, and I realized Gwyneth Paltrow sounds like a donkey without an English accent. I also realized again that Jude Law is extremely overrated, unless he's playing an unseen, mysterious author.
How come no one blogs anymore? It's the summer time and isn't summer about blogging? And where is all the quiz taking? Well, I am contributing to both here and I expect everyone to follow suit!
You are Emma, you like to talk of gossip and want
to be the center of attention...these are not
bad qualities because you genuially care about
everyone around you but are oblivious to what
is going on in your own life...
Which Jane Austen Character Are You?
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Summer movie season is about to get started with Ep. III opening. I have my ticket and that alone is pretty sweet. I'm avoiding full reviews right now, but preliminary reports are saying it's awesome.
I watched Episode I last week. In some ways, it was not as bad as I remembered. In other ways, it was just as bad. I think Anakin's "Yippee!" is possibly the worst delivery of a bad line in the history of movies. On the up side, Ewan McGregor was good and Liam Neeson did his best, even when talking about midichlorians. I also didn't realize that Kiera Knightley actually doubles as Amidala--I thought she was an in-the-background Amidala assistant. The difference between the two is now quite obvious.
I also watched Episode II and I have some theories on Anakin's acting. I am 99% positive that George Lucas is behind his acting problems. After all, Luke and Leia were just as wooden in Return of the Jedi. I also think perhaps Lucas wanted him to be flat because he's a Jedi and is supposed to be so in control of himself. He best (acting) scene is when he kills the sand people, and he's not in control in that scene. That is my theory anyway.
In other news, poor Kingdom of Heaven. I guess the world just doesn't want historical epics anymore. Yet I am drawn to it nonetheless.
To sum up: Harry Potter is great. Episode III is getting great buzz and is hopefully great. Kingdom of Heaven--alas.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
I hope everyone's managed to see the Narnia teaser. I saw it on a kind of fuzzy screen, but it looked awesome. I think the scene at the Stone Table could be really intense. A ridiculous nitpick--the wardrobe is shown covered with a sheet. As I recall, there was no sheet involved in the book. Pshaw!
I just watched the Goblet of Fire teaser tonight. I think they were taking up valuable GOF time with character reminiscing, but the second half showed some great stuff. I really like the sound of Dumbledore in this one, and I'm glad that they went with a more active Dumbledore after Richard Harris's death. I do think Fleur looks about thirteen years old but...who cares about Fleur besides Ron anyway? I'm still waiting for a look at Moody, but I guess he'll probably require some intense post-production work for his eye.
In other news, I saw Hotel Rwanda, which was very good. I also spent a lot of the last week with two hilarious little boys and had a blast. I had some ice cream tonight too. So, life is good. (And Episode III is less than two weeks away!)
Monday, April 25, 2005
In related news I am homeless for the time being, a parasite on surrounding relatives and living the suitcase lifestyle. It's the done-with-school perks I guess.
I guess I don't really have much to say. ABC is airing Chamber of Secrets on May 7th and they're going to intersperse it with scenes from the GOF trailer. Woo hoo! Even better, the trailer is out on the 13th, online and attached with Kicking and Screaming. It may not have Gerard Butler in it, but I'd be willing to see another soccer movie if it has some quality Harry Potter action. (I saw Game of Their Lives this weekend and it was pretty good.)
I read some old blogs this past week and it brought back all kinds of fan fiction memories. Some good, some...not so good. I had forgotten about the pregnant Harry fic. It's just wrong on so many levels.
So, in conclusion, the first week of May has two TV things I'm looking forward to: new Lost (finally!) and COS. The really amazing part is that that's just a week away. Wasn't it just Christmas?
Saturday, April 16, 2005
This probably isn't surprising, but I'm getting kind of tired of these bugs crawling all over my window. They always seem to get inside my room and crawl where I do not want them. I'm also kind of tired of seeing them mate on my window too. I mean, don't they realize that everyone can see them? No sense of decency in bugs these days.
I was reading some of my old blogs the other day and I used to impart a lot more upcoming movie info. So, here's some taste of the old blog flavor:
-In a sign of the Apocalypse, writers are now working on a Baywatch movie.
-On May 7th, Chamber of Secrets is airing on TV along with the first clip of Goblet of Fire! (That makes up for the Baywatch news)
-Bruce Willis has that the only Die Hard that has any "merit" is the first one. My question is: why did he do the others?
-I won't deny that I want to see Kingdom of Heaven. I guess that counts as news.
In another toast to the old blogs, I have a fan fiction sound byte for the day. It's from a super sweetbees fic about Hermione and Draco getting together after Hermione becomes a skank. I mean gets a makeover.
"Ginny and Hermione changed clothes and went to Hogsmeade. They went to "Sophania's wardrobe" and there were lots of trendy muggle clothes.
Ginny and Hermione exchanged excited looks and started choosing. Hermione chose tube tops, spaghetti strapped shirts, sleeveless shirts, mini skirts and shorts, plus a black evening gown for the end-of-year ball. She bought them all and started wearing one of the mini shorts and tube tops. Ginny bought mini dresses, low-cut jeans and sleeveless shirts. She also started wearing them too.
They held large shopping bags and walked to the "Shoes for girls like me" shop. They each chose three pairs of shoes. Hermione bought high heel boots , high heel slippers and sneakers. Ginny bought boots, slippers. Hermione started to put on the high heel slippers, Ginny also.
After that, one thing was left. Their hair. They went to "The Girls Hair Salon". Hermione straightened her hair and dyed it blond and streaks of black and brown. Ginny dyed her hair light brown and trimmed an inch. They walked out and people started looking at them, trying to figure out who they were."
Sunday, April 10, 2005
I had some chow mein tonight. It was the best chow mein I have had in the history of my entire existence and I liked it so much I took two hours to eat it. I followed it up with the best water ever and threw in some best ever Cheetos too. The memory of that chow mein will keep me going. Mmm.
I watched Ninja Turtles this morning, as usual. Bishop got impaled on a hook, which was pretty rad. But somehow he got off and escaped again. Clearly the man has some kind of superhuman getting-off-the-hook abilities. My strange fascination called W.I.T.C.H. has disappeared so I didn't get my Saturday morning anime fix, alas.
So I caught some I Want a Famous Face tonight about a girl who "always had a passion for acting." I don't know what kind of movies she wants to be in though since she's planning to break into the biz through Playboy. That's not a passion for acting that's a passion for getting attention. So, this led me to a conclusion. 95% of new actresses don't want to be actresses, they just want to be celebrities. So now more than ever, the future of serious film lies in Bollywood.
Sad news. I checked out Ebay to scope out the elusive and awesome Unleashed Boba Fetts. Apparently he is the Harley Quinn of the Unleashed world because the man is going for $100. So far my solution is to say to the world: if you ever corner the elusive Boba Fett in a store, buy him. I will not only pay you back but will also give you a sticker.
I think I need more best ever water and possibly some crazy fun Star Wars pop-tarts.
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Is it weird to get a word stuck in your head? I have "minorly" in my head, except with a Boston accent. Minahly.
So, I saw some good flicks this weekend. I saw...something. I watched Turtles on Saturday as usual, though it didn't have that great emotional punch of last week. Then I watched some show on ABC called W.i.t.c.h., and, despite its oh-so-popular Saturday morning Anime-ness, it entrances me. Maybe because it looks so much better than Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh. Back to movies, I got Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and I watched some memorable scenes from that. Then I saw Finding Neverland today, and it was such a fantastically beautiful movie (and it made me really like Kate Winslet again).
In other news, I have nothing to say. Hmmm. Guess that means it's time for fan fiction!
Monday, March 14, 2005
So, I just saw this little promotional poster for GOF today. I think it's funny that they put Hermione in the middle. And that they aren't even pretending anymore that she's not supposed to be pretty. They also used a wretched picture of Ron, and my light just burned out. Hmm. Another interesting fact: it listed Patrick Doyle (Sense and Sensibility) as the composer. I heard that a while ago, but it was just a rumor then. So, John Williams is taking a break, though I guess Patrick Doyle is working around the established Lumos! theme. I'm excited about this because I like Patrick Doyle. I had an awesome thought though: Tim Burton+Harry Potter=one crazy movie
I feel like Dr. Finklestein when he says "Ohhhh my head" except I want to say "Ohhh my stomach."
...hmm. So I found out boa constrictors can kill alligators. I also found out that pretty much the only thing boas don't digest is teeth. Seriously, the animal kingdom has the most random trivia in it.
OK, so my light came back on. I guess it's one of those new-fangled bulbs that turns off and recharges or something.
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
I saw Series of Unfortunate Events again last night. That's such a great movie. HOW did The Aviator beat it for costumes at the Oscars? Yes, I'm sure The Aviator had great, historical costumes. But SOUE had INVENTIVE costumes! Inventiveeeeee! Someone PLEASE award them for their inventiveness. I also have to say that Jim Carrey's voice as Uncle Monty's assistant is great.
Well, I hope everyone's seen the Half-Blood Prince book covers. Who else thinks that Dumbledore is going to be a lot more active in this one? For you unfortunate souls, here is the American cover. And because I am generous: here is the UK kids cover and here is the UK adults cover. And the UK adults cover? Ummm, yeah, everyone heard me say last summer that I think Snape is the H-BP right? Just so we're all clear on that.
I heard an interesting theory on Harry the other day. Try this on for kicks: Lily is a descendant of Slytherin--hence, the green eyes that are so important. JKR said something big about Lily would be revealed in #6--maybe this is it? Hmm. And I still say Cho isn't Cho. Just so we're all clear on that.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
So, the Oscars. How unsatisfying and boring were they? I mean, Series of Unfortunate Events goes home without the best costume design award? Did the voters see the movie? Fie on you, Academy.
In related news, I would like one of my teachers to burnnnnnnn. Burnnnnnnnn!
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Well, I'm a respectable member of society now, because I own a game console. Yes, friends, there is a happy little Gamecube sitting in my room right now. Unfortunately I haven't even got a chance to hook it up yet because of homework. But tomorrow night spells freedom (after Lost of course) and then the fun will begin! While I wrote my prospectus I kept smelling one of the controllers. It smells like brand new plastic. Mmm.
iPods are the new cell phones.
In other news, Reimburser's disappearance continues. Maybe he got sucked into a computer.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
No tax return yet, alas. I must continue to have a parasitical relationship with other people's consoles. But one day... The parasite will become the parasite host--like a dog's ear I will become.
We talked about insect chirpings in class today. It just made me think about the insect room of the museum in AC. I like that room, especially when it has ladybugs and butterflies.
So I've heard some questions about filming Open Water with sharks and things. I read an interview with the large cast once and, apparently, those sharks are real and exactly where they appear to be. I assume they were well-fed beforehand. Or possibly genetically altered, because that is all the rage these days.
PS: My guess for best picture is The Aviator. Just so we're all clear on that.
Monday, February 14, 2005
After a marathon of reading, I finished The Two Towers yesterday. In celebration of this I played Return of the King and got my trashed kicked at Pelennor. But I also played Diablo and got my sorceress up to 20, a landmark in my long colorful Diablo history. That game is so sweetbees. I want to play it some more, but, alas, it must wait for the weekend.
I saw another movie this weekend that further confirmed my theory that vampire movies suck, pun intended. Dracula 2000. I love it when movies put a new twist on the vampire movie formula of vampire orgies and cat-and-mouse games with moronic humans. Wait. So far, the only vampire movies I can think of that did not include these elements are Dracula: Dead and Loving It and Underworld. (YES, I know Underworld got its costumes from The Matrix. I am talking about the vampire movie genre here.) At least Van Helsing portrayed all the vampire campiness included in the original novel. I think the best part of Dracula 2000 was the commercials they showed for Gladiator (Romans! Romansssss!).
In Harry Potter news, I hope everyone has seen the latest picture with the golden egg. I am currently wiggling in anticipation and horrible dread for the graveyard scene in GOF. XPose magazine listed the top 13 HP moments. Number one was...the first owl post? Huh? What about Lockhart taking the bones out of Harry's arm? Classic!
In other news, I have peanut butter and chocolate creme oreos, and I pity all those without them.
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
I just watched the superbowl spot for Batman Begins and it looks super sweetbees. The only two things I'm not to sure about are Michael Caine and Katie Holmes. I'm willing to go with Katie Holmes, if for no other reason than that I don't think she'll have a great deal of screen time. I don't know what my problem is with Michael Caine--maybe because I see him and picture him "gliding" in Miss Congeniality.
Did you know elephants only digest about 40% of their food? Do you know I ate too much hamburger-less helper?
Here's a treat for all you AVP fans: there's been talk about a new Predator sequel, cleverly disguised by the term "restart." Not a sequel! Not a prequel! A restart. The best part is that it has to do with Schwazzengerah's son from the original. Or something. *sniff sniff* I smell a sequel. And hamburger helper.
I saw one of the funniest things ever today on a show called "My Super Sweet Sixteen" on MTV. This show involves whiney rich kids planning birthday parties that rival most people's weddings ("rivals" here means "beats"). A much put-upon 15 year old went to Paris to pick out her dress--very trying because her mom kept "killing everything." Then she picked out her birthday car (a Range Rover) but found out it was used--"Eww." But the best part? Some pre-birthday partying resulted in (egads!) not getting the car on her birthday. So she started bawling in this upscale restaurant, since her parents "totally killed" her birthday. If you ever get the chance to see this, I highly recommend you do.
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
I am now reading The Two Towers. It's quite exciting, except I'm only on the second chapter, and I don't I think I'll get to read anymore more until Thursday night at least. *Sigh* Still, it's fantasmic anyway. In other fantasmic news, an assignment I thought was due tomorrow is due a week from tomorrow. I have to measure dinosaurs bones and then figure out the point of doing it.
In movie news, Transporter 3 is already in the works, along with Resident Evil: Hungry Mummies.
Hah, fooled you!
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
JK Rowling had her baby this weekend--hurray for the perpetuation of the race of Rowling.
I finished Timeline today, a book that is so much better than the movie it spawned. (Though it's still clunky and one of the most textbook sounding of his books) Still, the fact that Marek decides to stay in the 14th century really irritates me. It was a little more plausible in the book, but still...he was so smart the rest of the book and then he made a dunderheaded move like that.
Speaking of good movies, I saw that film classic called Catwoman this weekend. I mean, how often does a movie with a bad script/acting/costumes/music/cinematography/action sequences/CGI all in one package come along? Not since The Musketeer, surely.
There has been a lot of discussion lately about being addicted to one show or the watching many shows and being addicted to none of them. Having experienced both methods, I find that, in the end, it's better to get into 1-2 shows and in general ignore the rest. That way, you have something regular and planned to look forward to each week.
As for me, it's time to eat and watch whatever's on tv.
Thursday, January 20, 2005
I have some thoughts on Paul Walker in Timeline. First, how did Paul Walker manage to sneak his shoes from 2 Fast 2 Furious onto the Timeline set? Seriously, they're the same shoes. Does he provide his own wardrobe? Second, why is his hair so greasy and badly highlighted? Third, how many ways does that movie suck? Many, many ways, but I'll forgive Gerard Butler, since he wears good pants. *cough*
So I just read this gossip blurb that Tobey Maguire dropped out of presenting at the Golden Globes because of his weight problem. Seabiscuit 2? I ask myself. No... apparently he was advised to not show his face until he loses weight he put on. This amuses me.
Another thing that amuses me is tigers playing eenie meenie miney moe. And CGI polar bears.
Sunday, January 16, 2005
I saw the movie Troy last week. While trailers would have you believe otherwise, this movie is about a group of dunderheads with no clear central character. Positively speaking, Eric Bana is an excellent Hector and has better pecs than Achilles "King Dunderhead" Pitt. Paris is a moron and Orlando's hair is too poofy to be proper eye candy. Alas. On the up side, I was happy Andromache didn't die so that some kind of Hector essence would live on. In conclusion, if you want to see Troy, just read it in 15 Minutes, because that is better.
I saw The Village this weekend, which is somewhat better the second time. The music is fantabulous. Joaquin Phoenix is always good, but Bryce Dallas Howard is defintely the high point in the movie.
In related news, as I am currently infected with Gerard Butler-itis, I put myself through Tomb Raider 2 today also. It's always encouraging to see a movie that takes advantage of every second of film to do an action sequence. It also showcased every mode of transportation known to man, including shark and flying squirrel suits. On the up side, there was a some nice scenery (and here I refer to the on location kind, not just the Gerard Butler kind).
So in some non-movie news... Hmm. I keep seeing the Kingdom of Heaven trailer and it is growing on me. I think I have been sucked in by the dramatic female soloist music. The only thing that trailer is missing is Djimon Honsou (who, somehow, got roped into Tomb Raider)--it's even got the Elysium Wheat going on.
Good news for people who care: Hot Topic is carrying the Oliver Wood t-shirt again. Hurrah for minor characters with endearing accents and Quidditch fever!
More good news for people who care: Monday=holiday! Dancing in the streets!
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
So. Yesterday was a landmark. I bought beef. Raw beef. This is the first time I have bought any kind of raw meat. Naturally, some confusion on cooking ensued but I successfully made myself some Hamburger Helper, complete with hamburger. This is also a landmark as the second time I've made such "food." Sometimes food from a box is the best kind of food.
I just found out that J.K. Rowling's favorite painter is Caravaggio. Ah, the woman has fine taste.
So today in Medieval art we talked about the cult of saints. To make a long story short, it centers around this obsession of relics. This got me to thinking that even now, eons later, not only does this cult still exist (less feverish though) but there's also a cult of celebrity. How else do you explain someone playing X amount of money for a grilled cheese sandwich that supposedly has Mary's face on it? Or paying (way) too much money for a cup of water Elvis drank out of (shouldn't this water be evaporated by now? Was it cryogenically frozen?)? Anyone seen the show Totally Obsessed? I rest my case.
I think it's time for me to continue not doing homework and read some more Fellowship. Over and out.
Monday, January 10, 2005
In other news, I also dislike:
- People chewing with their mouths open (except in the case of stuffed noses, of course)
- People smacking gum with their mouths open
- The people's choices in the People's Choice Awards. Favorite female action star: Angelina Jolie. Please.
- That the movie industry doesn't consult me and, thus, makes some bad decisions about good movies.
- Other things that will come to me as they happen.
Blarg I'm so bored. I don't have class for another 40 minutes, and there's nothing to do online. What is the remedy, I ask you? Some dude next to me is looking at a diagram of an energy well. So I guess it could be worse.
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
I finished The Hobbit yesterday and it was pretty good. Nice little story. Makes me dislike dwarves more, which probably wasn't the intention. Bard was pretty cool though. Have I mentioned that Beleg (of Turin's story) is one of the coolest elves ever? Fabulous.
Lost is on tomorrow and it's new! Hurray! Bright spot in the week. So I totally feel like watching some sort of bad movie. I watched Van Helsing yet again over break. Something in that movie mesmerizes me and makes me want to watch it over and over again. I also watched Timeline. See, that movie is also bad in many respects but...not so much with the mesmerizing.
So. In other news. I can't wait to do my taxes. I'm waiting impatiently for my W2, so I can send them in and get some money back. I'm hoping to put it towards the LOTR posters I had planned for the last return. And maybe a Gamecube is in my future. That could be exciting. I played some Mario Kart recently--that is a fun game.
So, here is what I see in my future. A big bowl of Velveeta. Some comic books. Possibly some slipper socks. Time to get to work.