I wish I was boning vampires.
Sat, Dec. 17th, 2011, 11:30 pm
I'm watching the "Wizard of Oz" when it occurred to me:
Glinda is a troll. She makes this "little girl" go on a journey to see the Wizard-- a journey where she was almost killed multiple times and which leads her to committing involuntary witch-slaughter. Then she laughs when she makes the big reveal after Dorothy has gone through all this shit and the Wizard takes off in the balloon without her that she "could have gone back to Kansas all along." What a total bitch.
I like her in the book better since Dorothy only meets her in the second half. The book is also the reason why I own a pair of silver flats
which are kid's Hannah Montana shoes but they were $3.50 so who cares!
I also want to make a Tin Woman costume, but I have other projects planned already.
ETA: Having a one-person movie-viewing after party by listening to the "WICKED" musical soundtrack.
Thu, Sep. 30th, 2010, 09:47 pm
I saw this girl's tee
at Target. It wouldn't be so bad if the hoop on the actual item wasn't barely visible. Cue double take and my mom not understanding why my brother and I were mildly horrified, though I do like that there are basketball shirts for girls because they didn't really have those when I was a kid.. On the bright side, it isn't Ambercrombie & Fitch.( Brief comments on Superman/Batman: Apocalypse DVD movie )
Mon, Sep. 13th, 2010, 10:38 am
I spent the day watching two relatively obscure eighties anime films. One was Tenshi no Tamago
(Angel's Egg) from the 1980's.
Extremely visually stunning, haunting, bizarre, complex and stylistic like Yoshitaka Amano always is. The story was slow moving, but is rewarding at the end. The story revolves around a girl who wanders a post-apocalyptic world and protects an egg.
The second was Cleopatra
by Osamu Tsuka. And...Oh god, there is NO way you'd know it was created by the creator of Astroboy, Black Jack, Metropolis, Jungle Taitei (Kimba the White Lion),
and Ribbon no Kishi (Princess Knight)
. It's entertaining in a it's so bizarre and bad that it becomes entertaining. There's a reason why this film is basically forgotten.( Which I have no issues spoiling because it is hysterical )
Thu, Jul. 15th, 2010, 01:50 pm
Shakespeare's Love Juice
I'm watching "A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)." I'm surprised how good this production is. The speaking fairies aside from Oberon and Titania are all children. And it has James Cagney wearing a puppet!donkey head. The fairies look awesome and sparkly. Oberon looks a bit like a giant black sparkling Katamari with tree roots on his head.
The acting is great. The only thing that bugs me that Titania has a warbly, sometimes giggly soft Disney Princess voice. I can't understand some of her lines.
This falls out better than I could devise.But hast thou yet latch'd the Athenian's eyes
With the love-juice, as I did bid thee do?
PUCKI took him sleeping,--that is finish'd too,--
And the Athenian woman by his side:
That, when he waked, of force she must be eyed.
I saw what you did thar, Mr. Bard. This line really should not be uttered by a 12 year old Mickey Rooney (fact checking on Wiki tells me he was 15, but he looks 12). His laugh is pretty creepy. He's constantly laughing and annoying, which befit Puck.
Sat, Jul. 10th, 2010, 01:05 am
I went swing dancing tonight and I danced with a guy who was a marvelous swing dancer and looked JUST LIKE Tony Stark! RDJ. And he sang and smiled while he danced. :D
Also, BLUES BROTHERS IS ON!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN5V-6yCbpg
Wed, Jul. 7th, 2010, 01:04 am
It could be bunnies
I'm watching "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and I've noticed some disturbing parallels... Little concern for human life, egotism, dark sense of humor, eccentricity, fondness for ridiculous ties and purple coats...
I'm just sayin'.
In my mind, this would make total sense in DC canon.
Sat, Jun. 5th, 2010, 11:29 pm
"Where did they get the Jaberwocky? Is that from Star Wars?"
- Dad after watching Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Sun, May. 9th, 2010, 01:09 am
Bought Wonder Woman: The Animated Movie today and it is 76 minutes of Amazons being bad ass. Can't decide if I like it better than New Frontier or not, but its above Green Lantern: First Flight IMO.
Sun, Apr. 4th, 2010, 11:41 am
They made an American version
of Death at a Funeral.
I really enjoyed the dry humor of the original and I was initially ambiguous at first about the remake, but the trailer makes it seem like it'll be a pretty good movie. They have the original actor for the dwarf and the cast looks good ( Zoe Saldana, Luke Wilson and Chris Rock).
I saw Clash of the Titans
yesterday an it was pretty much what I expected: straight forward action movie with CGI and little to no plot so no thinking involved. It isn't something I would go to, but it was my brother's b-day. For me, it dragged. So, I'd say wait until it comes out on DVD if you want to see it. ( Spoiler )
I finally got the oppurtunity to catch up on comics this week. My brother buys some titles so we switch every once in a while and he reads the ones I buy. So I caught up on Batman
, Batman & Robin
, Red Robin
in edition to reading Batman: Under the Hood
, which the new DC Batman DVD movie is based on. They had an advertisement for New Mutants #9
in one of the Deadpool
issues and I can't figure out what's going on with this woman's torso. Its like her hips are dislocated or she has no stomach. Foreshortening fail. ( New Mutants #9 )
Started reading Stardust
, but it doesn't seem like I'll have time to finish it until May. I have the student B.F.A. show to worry about so this month will be HELL Mont for me starting tomorrow.ETA:
WOAH. Easter earthquake. 6.9 and I didn't even get out of my computer chair. It felt a bit like being in a Jello-O mold.