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[sticky post] My Kind of Warning

Dec. 16th, 2016 | 01:50 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: creative creative
music: Bloomberg TV

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Aww, Two of My Favorite People!

Feb. 14th, 2017 | 09:40 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Excited
music: The Flash

This also happened at the BAFTAs but not televised. I got it off Lin-Manuel Miranda's Twitter; J.J. Rowling and Lin-Manual Miranda!


Also, he has facial hair! I'm excited because I hope this means he has facial hair while filming Mary Poppins Returns because I prefer my men with facial hair especially him. The first time I saw him post-Hamilton I didn't even recognize him!

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Tom Hiddleston and the BAFTAs

Feb. 14th, 2017 | 09:21 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Yep
music: The Flash

Every year, I watch the BAFTAs hoping this will be the year that Tom Hiddleston will be on the BBCA broadcast beyond a cameo in the background or a shot of him on the red carpet.

Every year, BBCA cuts his presentation.

Except for last year, I didn't watch because its nominations seemed just as unnecessarily Caucasian as the Oscars and I knew Hiddleston was filming the King Kong film in Australia anyway.

This year...I forgot and didn't get home until after 10 PM EST. Of course, BBCA skipped their usual immediate replay of the awards show because this was the year that Tom helped present Best Film so there's no way of cutting that one out.

Here's part of it but I hate missing Tom Hiddleston on my television screen without any effort from me:

Then again, watching La La Land beat Moonlight live would have pissed me off more than reading it later.

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More Canon MPreg?

Feb. 10th, 2017 | 10:25 pm
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Amused
music: Family Feud

Because you have a guy with a cut across his belly and a newborn and my mind just immediately goes there

And I'm not the only one!


Although most people are happier about naked Norman Reedus...

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Feb. 8th, 2017 | 02:36 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: sleepy sleepy
music: The Imposters

This is one of the few films where I'm sorry we didn't see it in 3D. It was just so...pretty. Everything has a CGI child's daydream feel to it and it was nice to see Spielberg just having fun again. Yes, I did place right around #20 for the year but that was really the adolescent, immature parts that I didn't like as well, like farting Corgis. My mom placed it in her top 10 for 2016.

I also had a problem with Penelope Wilton playing Queen Elizabeth since she was "Harriet Jones, Prime Minister!" We know.

There was also an E.T. doll somewhere in the film but I never saw it. This ended up being the last film written by Melissa Mathison who had also written E.T. and The BFG was first published in 1982, the same year E.T. was released.

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Free State of Jones

Feb. 8th, 2017 | 02:20 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Sleepy
music: The Imposters

I may have posted about this one before but I loved it. It was history but it was thought provoking and made me see a different point of view...it made a really good case for how the second amendment could be used properly...and unfortunately, I can see how that could be useful down the road.

I loved the cast; Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw!!!, Keri Russell !!!

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Now You See Me 2

Feb. 8th, 2017 | 02:12 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Sleepy
music: Sex and the City

I was looking forward to this so much until it came out and all the reviews were horrible and I had second thoughts.

But my mom was like, You almost never agree with the critics anyway, so she made me go, lol.

I loved it. I really did. The new Horseman was awkward and I wanted a little more backstory for...almost all of them and I wanted more from Daniel Radcliffe's character and I wanted more real magic as hinted by the end of the last film but...I did enjoy it.

To me, a sequel does its job well when it causes you to rethink what you thought you knew of the previous film or films. This sequel did that. There's more to Dylan's past than we thought...storytime that probably should have been given over to a less fleshed out character but I really, really like Mark Ruffalo and he never gets to have cute characters with minimal angst anymore...and Thaddeus wasn't who we thought he was at all!

I had hoped for fanfiction shipping Thaddeus and Lionel but...I never found any...

Also, Jay Chou, woot!

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Feb. 8th, 2017 | 01:57 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: tired tired
music: Last Call with Carson Daly

It was cute.

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X-Men: Age of Apocalypse

Feb. 8th, 2017 | 01:51 am

How do you manage to have Oscar Isaac and have him...not hot most of the film?

I was really hoping they wouldn't go there with Erik but they totally did and in some ways, Anya's death was worse than the comic book version. I had assumed Anya was the girl in X-Men: Days of Future Past especially since the director confirmed it wasn't Wanda as everyone assumed. Then again, the dates didn't match up for the girl to also be Erik's child.

When you think about it, this movie is so messed up. There's a group of minorities who want to change the world for the better and the CIS heterosexual Caucasian X-Men have to stop them?

But I loved that Charles finally fessed up to what he did to Moira and damn, the slash between Charles and Erik was STRONG in this one. They literally had a montage about the importance of Erik and Charles to each other. Even Peter Jackson didn't do that with Sam and Frodo.

But you never have Erik and Peter discussing that they are father and son??? Really???
Of course, once again, they never discuss that Raven/Mystqiue is Kurt's mom either, dammit!

You have Jubilee and she's not even allowed in the final battle? What the fuck?

I thought they had already killed off Havok off-screen in the last film and so did my best friend.

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Alice Through the Looking Glass

Feb. 8th, 2017 | 01:33 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: The Late Late Show with James Corden

We actually saw this in the theatre. I never saw the first one in the theatre. I never had any desire and hated what it looked like they had done to it. I later saw it on Starz.

However, I liked what I saw in the second one. I liked the costume and production design shown in the trailer. I liked that it was very loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll. Plus, it would be one of the last times to have new Alan Rickman on the big screen...I still haven't been able to get myself to watch A Little Chaos.

So, the costumes and art direction were just as good as I thought they would. Unfortunately, Alan Rickman had a teeny, tiny role although there was a dedication during the credits...

The worst part about the film is that the trailers really didn't express just how much the movie was about the Mad Hatter. This would be okay if it was Hatter from Alice where he was Andrew Lee Potts or Once Upon a Time where he was played by Sebastian Stan but here he's...Johnny Depp.

I used to love Johnny Depp but while his acting has gotten lazier and lazier...slight variations on the same theme except for The Tourist...his imput into productions goes unchecked and I hate it. It was Mordecai that really killed it, that is one of the worst films I have ever seen. PERIOD. There are also the abuse allegations.

Right away, we're supposed to be worried because the Hatter might die and it's like...I don't care if he does? Then, there's a whole genocide plotline that feels very...Kung Fu Panda 2...or the Holocaust...you know...whichever

I liked Alice though. Then again, I love the actress even when she was being a complete brat in Only Lovers Left Alive. I know historical treatment of women but this is a film where Wonderland is real so screw that, I want Alice to be awesome. Every time her mom was like, Stay home, get married, blah blah...I got more pissed but the ending was perfect. It's weird but I felt like I could tell the screenplay was written by a woman in her plotline with her mom. It felt more real than usual and even though her impetus was a male-eww, at least there were a LOT of scenes between women and dealing with platonic women/women relationships. Another important plotline was between two sisters.

But all the Johnny Depp ruined about everything...

A bit more casting...I just assume Andrew Scott is evil any time he shows up in anything but it was cool to see Richard Armitage get to be King!

I just hope it doesn't ruin things for a proper film or television series for The Looking Glass wars. Ugh, those books are so awesome.

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Kevin Smith Interviewed by Stephen Colbert

Feb. 8th, 2017 | 12:38 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: Taboo

This happened five months ago but I never got around to posting it until now. Stephen's face when Kevin is talking about sex and Harry Potter references is PRICELESS!!!

I was saddened that no one made .gifs.

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Kill'em with Kindness

Feb. 8th, 2017 | 12:08 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: I just don't know anymore.
music: Kill'em with Kindness by Selena Gomez

Sometimes, this song makes me cry. Sometimes, I wonder if she still believes in it.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Please God Let This be the Last One

Feb. 6th, 2017 | 01:17 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Take my heart, I don't need it
music: Giant Sea Serpent

It's like they want to take what little positive feelings I have left and then, stomp on them repeatedly.
My mom was excited about Will returning but didn't catch his brief appearance or what he looks like now...

It just feels like more of the same of the stuff I didn't like and none of the stuff I did. Plus, I'm still leery to trust them after the fourth film that was absolutely terrible.

And why does Javier Bardem never get to look sexy in his roles?

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Top 20 Films of 2016

Jan. 30th, 2017 | 01:57 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tired
music: The X-Files

Here are my rules for my Year End movie lists:

Films must be seen in a theatre setting between 12:01 AM on January 1, 2016 and 11:59 PM December 31, 2016. Films cannot have appeared on a previous list.

1. Moana
2. Queen of Katwe
3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
4. Sing Street
5. Captain Fantastic
6. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
7. Midnight Special
8. Snowden
9. Kubo and the Two Strings
10. Trolls
11. Free State of Jones
12. Jane Got a Gun
13. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
14. The Hateful Eight
15. Deadpool
16. Captain America: Civil War
17. Star Trek Beyond
18. Hacksaw Ridge
19. I Saw the Light
20. B.F.G.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Jan. 29th, 2017 | 01:18 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Tireds
music: Django Unchained

So, first of all, no ever likes the new Star Wars titles immediately. I can't speak for Return of the Jedi because it had been changed from Revenge to Return by the time I was born but I do remember everything after that. Revenge of the Sith was the closest a title has come to a majority liking it. Otherwise, it's always, What the fuck? But it's so...stupid...and WHAT DOES IT EVEN MEAN???

So, my first thought was...no, it's not but then, @Disney is Tweeting Star Wars: The Last Jedi and that means it's official. This is so much faster than having to wait for the newspaper or Entertainment Weekly to print it.

First of all, the "Last" has such negative connotations that it turned me off. Then, I started thinking about it more.

The Force has with every film been built up more and more like a religion. Han made that off-hand comment about it being "a hokey religion" in Episode 4 but it wasn't until Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that you have people follow the Force without having the Force and not just "May the Force be with You!" but actual trinkets and necklaces to express their faith.

So, it's kind of mixed signals. On one hand, the Empire, much like communism, stamped out religion with an iron fist and the Empire is bad. On the other hand, it has also made pains to show how flawed the Jedi were which begs the question...do we return to the Force as it was under the Jedi or create something new? Something more in between and white like Ahsoka became?

The idea of a religion being transformed into something else or corrupted until it fades away is quite scary.

Then, there's the Ahsoka reference because dammit, she was first! I don't want any sort of Neo-Jedi, grey boundary without acknowledging her. There are still people who don't know who she is!

Everyone kept saying Luke was the last Jedi which again disappointed me. First, because everyone was like...he's gonna die. I had assumed all along, including before last month, that Leia would die in Episode 8.
Second, this disappointed me because Rey is a Jedi, dammit! Saying Luke was the last and implying Rey would be something new felt like all those women hating males won. Plus, Finn is totally Force sensitive, too.

Yeah, it's been a while since I read the opening crawl for Star Wars: A Force Awakens in which they refer to Luke as the "last Jedi".

I also forgot Jedi was plural so it could still mean Luke, Rey, Finn, etc but I'm still...meh.

I feel like it should be more like the end of Dogma when Metatron tells the lead how, "You were the last...now this one is."

Or they could just be trolling us for only having Luke for about 30 seconds with no dialogue in Episode 7. "See, we promise he's in this one. He's the TITLE character!"

Three more months and we'll finally have a teaser trailer.

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Jan. 29th, 2017 | 12:21 am
location: My Mom's Living Room
mood: Sad
music: Rooster by Alice in Chains

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