darlingfox: ([atla] fight like a girl)
You know what's wrong with this?





Everything!

It's nothing like I imagined in my mind when I read the book. That has to be some kind of a record, right? Nothing is right, not the actors, not the settings, not the humour, nothing. Did I mention the actors? Not one of them looks like I imagined them, not Stephanie, not Ranger, not Morelli, not even Grandma Mazur.

These books are my favorite popcorn for the brain reading and I would've loved to see a movie version that was actually good. But no, of course not, silly of me to think they'd put some thought into it. They should've made this ten years ago and cast Sandra Bullock (always my Stephanie), Dwayne Johnson (Ranger) and Queen Latifah (omg she would've been perfect Lula). Or, you know, someone else than those people you see above.

In conclusion: damn it. >:(
darlingfox: ([girl genius] skeletons in the closet)
Another 'Top 100" list, this time AFI's list of 100 most romantic movies of the last 100 years (very heavily skewed to the 30s-60s era of Hollywood).

Bold the ones you've seen, italicize the ones you mean to see, underline the ones you couldn't make it through.

Read more... )
darlingfox: ([misc] read and learn)
I just watched Twilight (it was on TV) and I made notes.


that didn't sound ominous at all! )


...I'm almost tempted to watch the sequels. Just to see if they're as bad, not because I enjoyed this (well, okay, I enjoyed the snark)!
darlingfox: ([clamp] if lady luck gets on my side)
day 01 → your favorite song [Poets of the Fall - War]

day 02 → (one of) your favorite movie(s)

I'm sure I've mentioned somewhere that I really, really love Billy Elliot.

Against the background of an increasingly bitter miners' strike that his elder brother and father are involved in, young Billy Elliot finds he prefers joining in the girls' ballet class at the local hall to the boxing he's there for. The ballet mistress soon realises he has real potential, but no-one, least of all his family, is likely to go along with a lad doing dancing.

I've never been interested in ballet, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying this. The plot, characters and the set all feel very real.

Billy wants to dance ballet and you can understand why it's a problem in their world (1984, a mining town in northern England). And it's not just Billy's story, it's about his father too. One of my favorite scenes is about him and what he does is heart-breaking considering what happens soon after it (could I be more vague? :P).

Bonus points: a gay, crossdressing character who isn't treated as a freakshow. Or rather, no more than Billy is.

In conclusion: it's a coming-of-age story with heaps of I'm-different-itis, and it's so lovely that I always go awwwww.
darlingfox: ([khr] clouds are gathering for the storm)
So, I just saw 2012. It was pretty much what I expected: actionactionaction ooohshiny endoftheworldissocoolYAY. The kind of movie you watch when you want to turn your brain off for a while.

But then I started thinking about the ending a bit too much and, well. Skeeeeeeevy.

spoilers! )

In conclusion: note to self: don't think when you watch movies like this.

But think about the (American) film industry and how it enforces certain stereotypes and a certain kind of behaviour. Sinners to the lions etc.
darlingfox: ([khr] clouds are gathering for the storm)
So, I watched Wolverine last night.

It was pretty much what I expected, which is to say that there were hot men and plenty of action. I was too distracted by Hugh Jackman, swaggering around in tight clothes and with sharp claws, to pay attention to any plot-holes and awkward acting. As my friend said, this was a lot better than X:3, not that it says much since that movie made no sense at all. This actually had a plot somewhere under the explosions and hot men fighting each other with shiny weapons.

...you can tell what kept me entertained, can't you? I'm so easy to please when it comes to movies.

And now I want good movieverse Wolverine/Gambit slash.

WALL-E

Nov. 4th, 2008 11:35 pm
darlingfox: (Watanuki)
I just watched WALL-E, and it's quite possible that it's the most adorable movie ever. It made me go "awwwwwww" and "nooooooo" from the beginning to the end, and I really want to show it to everyone who hasn't seen it yet. I can even bring the tissues! ...I wasn't the only one who was a bit teary, was I?


darlingfox: (Soubi)
I had not time to kill so I snagged a meme from [livejournal.com profile] ant_power:

1. Pick 15 of your favourite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search or other search functions.
5. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.


Most Some of these are pretty easy, some are from animated films (what, I like them) and all are pretty random and not as much "favourite movies" as "movies I happened to remember watching".

Read more... )
darlingfox: (Sam & Dean)
I'm trying to resist reading the Deathly Hallows scans I have, mostly because I don't have the last part and because reading bad scans from laptop screen isn't all that fun. However, I've been reading spoilers as much as I can (because I have the will power of a wet towel. I always read the end of a book first) and if the book is real, I think I'll like it.


Something less spoiler-ish (depending on your point of view): I saw Order of the Phoenix yesterday.

My brief thoughts on the movie. )

Aaaaaand I should be getting ready for my godson's birthday party. I hate situations where I have to actually act like a responsible adult because people are paying attention.

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