- Current Mood: disappointed
- Current Music:"Blow Me One Last Kiss" - P!nk
So, CitW was released Tuesday, but, as much as I just wanted to sit down and watch it the second I got my mitts on it, I had to wait until tonight due to a prior engagement yesterday with the dullest movie ever made**. I saw it twice in theater and read the novelization (which was actually really good for the most part, and I recommend it if you find you really like the movie, or if you think you would like the story but don't think you can handle the visuals***), and here are some thoughts I had this time through:
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* In truth, these are five thoughts after pausing at 1:01:11 on a shot that makes me cry because I'm not ready yet to move forward in this movie without this character who is in the process of being killed. DAMN YOU, WHEDON (AND GODDARD) FOR MAKING ME LOVE ALL OF THE CHARACTERS IN A CABIN-BASED HORROR FILM.
** In the Mood for Love. I was at least warned about how boring it was going to be because I had read Kevin Murphy's review of it in A Year at the Movies, but holy CRAP, just because you know it will be dull doesn't mean you are actually prepared for it. Having now spent 90 minutes in purgatory, I am almost compelled to renounce agnosticism to make sure there is no chance I will EVER go back.
*** Which are some of the most brutal I have ever seen - with good reason; it's not gratuitous in CitW's case - and I've watched a fair few horror movies. Granted, I generally stay away from movies that rely primarily on gore, and I straight up never watch torture films if I can avoid them, but the point is, CitW does not shy away from some really horrific images.
- Current Mood: impressed
- Current Music:THIS MOVIE YOU GUYS
...and it should not at all be inferred from the above that Peter Davison isn't still my biggest draw, because he is. My gawd, I love Tristan so much, the terrible little scallywag.
I love everything about this show, I really do.
- Current Mood: happy
- Current Music:"All Creatures" theme (earworm version)
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* It's not really a coincidence that this is what happened the first time my current Co-Favourite Characters from Anything Ever had a conversation just the two of them.
Also, I do realize the irony in me asserting this philosophy two weeks before moving halfway across the country, far, far away from everyone I know and love, but I couldn't do it without the internet and cell phones to keep everyone close.
- Current Mood: optimistic
- Current Music:"A Murder of One" - Counting Crows
ETA: Meanwhile, Sokka and Eric Matthews are basically the exact same character, aren't they?
- Current Mood: giggly
- Current Music:"Nightmares and Daydreams"
- Current Mood: busy
- Current Music:"Where Do We Go from Here?" - Buffy cast (earworm version)
2) And, of course, Howard Da Silva and Blythe Danner and, y'know, THE WHOLE CAST.
3) I was really worried the copy I finally bought for myself would end up being one of the versions with "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men" and/or "Molasses to Rum" cut. Luckily, both are intact.
3a) It is unfortunate that it's the two morally repugnant songs that are sung by the two actors with the most gorgeous voices...
4) "Is Anybody There?" gives me chills. Every time. William Daniels is just the best.
4a) I love pretty much all of the songs in this show, but my favourite is definitely "But, Mr. Adams." And, wouldn't you know, my parents managed to sit there for going on three hours watching the movie, and that was the only part they talked over?
5) I think it's a good idea to watch this movie/show every now and again to fully appreciate how different things are now compared to 1776, and to 1972...and how many things are still just the same.
- Current Mood: tired
- Current Music:"Piddle, Twiddle, and Resolve" - William Daniels
Caroline John died. I'm gonna go cry forever, you guys.
Liz was such a wonderful character, without doubt one of my favourite Companions of all time, unlike any before or since.
(HANG IN THERE, Manning, Levene, and Franklin; you're all we have left now of your era.)
- Current Mood: morose
- Current Music:the ceiling fan on the vortex setting
2) Chris Hemsworth really, REALLY wants me to care about Thor.
2a) Which is nice, because I will eventually watch Avengers. Probably.
2b) He can come speak in a Scottish accent to me all day every day, and I would be fine with that.
3) It took me an embarrassingly long amount of time to place Ian McShane, and then it took me even longer to work out who William was. I clearly need to actually WATCH my copy of OST.
4) I kind of loved the design of the fairies and the animals in the forest. Adorable.
5) It's not a great movie, but it is good, and I got what I needed out of it. And Kristen Stewart was legitimately good, which made me very happy.
Bonus thought) WHY THE HELL WAS THIS MOVIE NOT PG?? (Because no one will go see a PG movie. GOOD THING THE RATINGS SYSTEM WORKS
Kylie Minogue was on The Soup tonight. Do you know how photoshopped it looks when Kylie Minogue stands next to Joel McHale? YOU DO NOW. (Warning: Contains dancing!chibi!Gosling.)
And then there was a precious little girl in the final segment, and McHale and Joe Manganiello were both sweetly adorable with her, and THAT IS NOT FAIR, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO MANGANIELLO IS.
(I know who he is. Don't tell me he's on True Blood. That wasn't what I meant.)
ETA: Although, if anyone wants to point out that I actually DIDN'T know who he was, because he was on HIMYM and THAT'S why I thought he looked vaguely familiar... Yeah, anyone who wants to do that is welcome to.
- Current Mood: tired
- Current Music:The Daily Show