ringwraith10: (Ramona)
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That's pretty easy. I'd have to say Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. :D I also liked Tangled -- that's probably a close second. I know I saw a lot of movies this year, but I really can't remember what they all were.
ringwraith10: (Lucy)
Despite the fact that I have no free time, I saw a few new movies recently (I needed a break).

The first movie was The Men who Stare at Goats. It was an okay movie. I had NO idea it was all about hippies, though. And they keep saying it's a semi-true story, but I'm trying to figure out if anything about that was actually true. >_< Either way, it was a weird movie. I'm still laughing about George Cloony telling Ewan McGregor he isn't a Jedi. Hah.

The second movie I saw, which was much, much better was Zombieland. During the opening credits I had already decided that I was buying this movie when it came out on DVD. It was that good. A cool thing about this movie is that it was filmed near where I live. I had heard this, but had forgotten the fact when I went to see the movie. Early in the movie, though, I saw a bumper sticker on a car in the movie that was for a local radio station. I commented on it to my boyfriend, and then we remembered that the movie had been shot here. We then started noticing roads and places that we recognized. It was pretty cool. That's not the only reason the movie was good, of course. This movie was just really freaking funny. And awesome. You need to see it before it gets out of theaters (which will be very soon, I think).

And now, a video that I found on youtube... about Metallica and cute kitties:
Behind the cut. )
ringwraith10: (Witch of the West)
I saw the new Terminator movie last night. It was very, very different from the other Terminator movies. The whole mood of the movie was different. Anyway, it was pretty good. It was your basic modern action movie. Lots of oversized explosions. I don't really have that much to say about it. I will say that, though I know that all of the Terminator movies are in chronological order, this one felt like a prequel. It takes place in what was the future in the previous movies, so some of the characters from the future in the other movies are now younger in the present. I dunno, it's a little confusing.

Anyway, today is the last day of my one summer class, then I'll be doing pretty much nothing, as I don't have any hours to work in the bookstore. I guess I need to be looking for other employment.

Oh, by the way, I saw the preview for the new "Sherlock Holmes" movie that's coming out. Man, that does NOT look like the Sherlock Holmes I know. It looks more like House (and yes, I do know that House is based on Sherlock Holmes). Anyway, I'll have to go see that movie when it comes out, regardless.

Repo!

Jun. 1st, 2009 11:11 pm
ringwraith10: (Cell Block Tango)
I finally saw Repo: The Genetic Opera tonight. I can say that it wasn't quite as dumb as I thought it would be, but it was close.

My thoughts:

Repo = Sweeney Todd + The Lion King + The Music Man with a little bit of Moulin Rouge on the side.

I could totally see the Gravedigger guy singing "We've got trouble, right here in River City! We've got trouble with a capital T that rhymes with P and that stands for Pool!"

And then we have the whole: "I killed your mother!" = "I killed Mufasa!"

Then at the opening of the opera scene they COMPLETELY rip off Moulin Rouge.

The main girl had a bunch of really dumb songs -- very poorly written, too. But some of the other songs were okay.

Shock of the night: I think Paris Hilton was my favorite character. She was just playing herself -- a slutty, drug-addicted heiress -- but she did a decent job at it. She was pretty funny.

Anyway, final verdict = it wasn't terrible.
ringwraith10: (Ariel)
First, some of you might find this funny:
Comic behind the cut. )

Next, I watched the new-ish Disney prequel "The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning" last night. Yeah, I'm weird like that. I hated the sequel to The Little Mermaid, but this Prequel was actually decent. It explains things from the first movie (Like why Ariel isn't allowed to go to the surface).

Finally, and this one is the most important: I don't think I ever asked if anyone on here has a PS3. If you do, we need to befriend each other -- especially if you have Rock Band (or RB2), Guitar Hero 4 or Metallica, or Little Big Planet. I only have two friends at the moment, and I'd love to play with some of my Livejournal friends! Don't be surprised if I make this request again sometime -- I know some people won't read this. ;P

I think that's all for today. I'm off to watch the Terminator movies so I can see the new one that's coming out.
ringwraith10: (No Survivors)
David Hayter, screenplay writer of Watchmen, wrote a letter asking people to see the movie again. The discussion about the letter in this community is kind of interesting. I liked his letter... it gave me a few laughs, at least. Here's a direct link to the letter: Here.

Watchmen

Mar. 10th, 2009 10:19 pm
ringwraith10: (Status Quo)
So. I saw watchmen today. The same thought just kept going through my head:

It's freaking Raoul.

Patrick Wilson played one of the main characters in the movie, and he did a really good job, but I don't think I'll ever see him in anything without thinking the same thing. Freaking Raoul.

Anyway, that was a really good movie, even if it was a bit of a "hippie movie" (hey, that's the stuff I like). There were a lot of moral and philosophical issues raised. I hadn't realized this movie would be so deep.

Oh. And David Hayter wrote the screenplay. Somehow I knew he was involved! I could smell it or something. (David Hayter being the voice of Solid Snake/apparent screenplay writer extraordinaire).

And... I desperately need a job. I just thought I'd throw that out there.

Movie Meme

Feb. 21st, 2008 02:23 pm
ringwraith10: (No Survivors)
I got this meme from [livejournal.com profile] crysania4. I've seen it before... don't remember if I've done it before.

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies
2. Go to IMDB and find a quote from each movie
3. Post them for everyone to guess
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed
5. No googling/using IMDB search functions!

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1) "That song was by a young mister Kurt Cobain - now that kid's got a future!"

2) "I have introduced myself. You have introduced yourself. This is a very good conversation."

3) "Propriety; noun: conformity to established standards of behavior or manner, suitability, rightness, or justice. See 'etiquette.'"

4) "He's right on top of us. I wonder if he is using the same wind we are using."

5) "I don't mean to toot my own horn, but if Jesus Christ lived in Chicago today, and he had come to me and he had five thousand dollars, let's just say things would have turned out differently."

6) "Let me get this straight. You know her. She knows you. But she wants to eat him. And everybody's okay with this?"

7) "What's his type? Wilting flower? Bright and bubbly? Or smoldering temptress?"

8) "O great and powerful Steve! What do you want?"

9) "I have been witness to a world consumed by hatred and bent on self-destruction, watched as we have taken what was to be a paradise and failed in our responsibilites as its steward. I know now that the course of human race has set for itself cannot be changed. I am the last desperate chance for a doomed planet. Now, leave this place or die!"

10) "I feel like Nancy Drew in the mystery of the mid-life crisis."

11) "Miss Everglot, what are you doing here? You should be at home, prostrate with grief."

12) "Well, it's a matter of life after death. Now that he's dead, I have a life."

13) "I'm not even supposed to be here. I'm just "Crewman Number Six." I'm expendable. I'm the guy in the episode who dies to prove how serious the situation is. I've gotta get outta here."

14) "Frightened? Child, you're talking to a man who's laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe... I was petrified."

15) "What are you, afraid of a little insanity? Since when have we been sane?"
ringwraith10: (fairy)
Right, so my stepdad randomly brought home "The Santa Clause 3" the other day and we watched it. I can't say much on it -- I guess it wasn't quite as bad and cheesy as I thought it would be, but it wasn't great, either. Can I say I was neutral?

Of course, I LOVE Martin Short. That's the main reason I was willing to watch the movie. I've had a bit of a crush on him since I was about 10. ;P He did a pretty good job.
ringwraith10: (Across Kiss)
I saw two movies recently.

One of them was the BEST movie I've seen in a loooong time... it's definitely among my top 5 favorite movies now.


Across the Universe

Review and comments under the cut. )

The other movie I saw was Elizabeth. It wasn't quite as amazing.
Review )
ringwraith10: (Gardenia)
Dude, after watching Pulp Fiction last night I totally realized something. Putting any recent movies aside that may disprove this theory, I just discovered John Travolta's main character type. He's a dancing badass. He's always dancing, or being a badass, or both at the same time. Whether he's a dude who dances for a living and rapes his girlfriend on his off hours, a high school wannabe badass who wins the school dance competition, or a hit man who takes his boss's wife on a date and wins a dance competition with her... he's always dancing or being a badass. Even in that Wild Hogs movie -- he was the most badass character in the movie (or at least, he tried to be).

Yeah, I'm sure everyone else already figured this out, but I was like... woah. I never really thought about it.
ringwraith10: (Reno)
Quentin Tarantino may be a "genius", but he can't act.

I just saw Pulp Fiction for the first time ever.

I have nothing more to say on the matter.
ringwraith10: (Nabooru)
I've been eagerly anticipating the movie adaptation of the book The Kite Runner.
Unfortunately, I heard this bit of disturbing news from someone in a book community. This book has one particularly graphic scene involving children, and it seems there may be some moral issues that will prevent the movie from being released anytime soon.

Here's the article.
ringwraith10: (Scruffington)
So I saw two movies last night. Reviews under the cuts which may contain slight spoilers.

Good Luck Chuck )

Balls of Fury )

I'll say more in the next post under a friends only post.
ringwraith10: (sexy gwen)
I just FINALLY saw The Aviator. It was pretty good -- entertaining... it invoked emotions, so it wasn't bad.

My review under the cut. )
ringwraith10: (Flushed Away)
Wow, I just saw a good movie. With this movie, it actually means something when they say "from the creators of Shrek". Flushed Away was a DAMN good movie.

Basically, it parodied everything. And I love parodies. But it did have some funny moments that were purely original, and some pretty cool characters. The main female character reminded me a lot of myself, which I find to be the sexiest trait ever. ;P I mean, hey, she's a pirate!

But I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't go into specifics. See the movie, though. It was soooooo much better than I was expecting.
ringwraith10: (HP DD)
There is a strange thing that I've noticed about myself lately: when I see a movie in the theater that I REALLY like, I'm sitting there throughout the whole movie formulating a plan for what I'll write in my lj post when I get home. I have it all planned out and I'm all excited about the movie, but then I get home and I don't feel like getting online and writing out a review. I have no idea why this happens. When I see a movie at home I rush straight upstairs to the computer and write my thoughts right away. For instance, I wanted to write about 300 right after I saw it. I saw it twice. I never got around to writing my comments. I probably never will. I started to write my little review about PotC3, but I got tired of it and gave up. *shrug* Whatever. I'll comment on other people's reviews.

But I do think I need to write a few small thoughts on HP5. It's been a week-ish since I saw it, but I still remember a few important points.

Luna. She didn't look like I imagined her, but she acted PERFECTLY. I couldn't have dreamed of a better actor for her part. But... the actor's name is Ivana Lynch. I'm sorry, but that sounds like a KKK name if I ever heard one (Sounds like I wanna lynch). Hey, just saying...

But on the whole, I was more satisfied with this movie that I have been with any of the previous ones. I didn't feel as though they had left out anything CRUCIAL.
ringwraith10: (Bother)
So I just saw a movie called "The January Man" starring Kevin Cline and my second favorite actor, Alan Rickman. I just have one thing to comment on: Alan Rickman was so cute in this movie! Normally, "cute" is not the best word to describe him. He would usually be branded with words like "hot" and "sexy". But damn, in this movie he was just so CUTE. He played an artist who didn't know the definition of the word "job". Unfortunately he didn't SAY very much in the movie... for those of you not in the know, this is unfortunate because his sexiest attribute is his voice. But it was okay. And I learned that he IS a talented actor after all -- it takes TRUE talent to play many DIFFERENT parts and not settle into one specific role in every movie.

Kevin Kline, on the other hand... yeah, he's a cool guy, I like a lot of his movies, he's amazing as a Pirate King, but he always plays the same type of character... *shrug*

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