snacky: (avengers steve)
I finally saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier over the weekend. So late, I know! I was not out of the theater before I was texting [personal profile] musesfool about my STEVE AND BUCKY FEEEEEEEELS.

It was a really great movie - a combo of superhero movie and seventies spy thriller. Everything I wanted and more! My favorite (and the best) of all the MCU movies so far! I loved everyone and everything in it, and I am spoilers )

Basically I am totally kind of totally obsessed with it right now. I'll talk more after I've read ALL the fic. :D
snacky: (snacky laughing)
So there's this movie? Called Pompeii? Something to do with a volcano erupting?

I think really the main thing to know about this movie is that it has this:



[personal profile] bedlamsbard has seen this movie (PURELY FOR THE PLOT, I AM SURE), and I was half-convinced these were prosthetic abs*. So, of course, we discussed:

bedlamsbard: ahahahahahahaha his abs are just so shiny. And at one point he breaks a horse's neck with his bare hands.
snacky: I don't know if can actually see this movie because of the abs, I swear to god. I would be so distracted. AND OF COURSE HE DOES.
snacky: I saw the ads and were convinced they were prosthetic abs. "but i've seen him shirtless before and and and ... guh."
bedlamsbard: even the female characters are like, damn, girl, did you see his arms? I did not. I was blinded by his abs.
snacky: those abs look like they should come with a warning, let's be real!
bedlamsbard: they're just so shiny. And I don't even find Kit Harington that attractive in the face, just, you know, ABS.
snacky: i admit i do like his face but holy crap the ABS are basically hypnotic
bedlamsbard: his arms are pretty great too.
bedlamsbard: there's also a scene where he's strung up half-naked and whipped because why the hell not, you know?
snacky: exactly, if you have his abs glistening like that, it would be a waste not to!
bedlamsbard: he's also in chains a lot because he's a slave. It's pretty great. Uh. I mean.
snacky: YOU'RE BASICALLY HARDCORE SELLING ME ON THIS MOVIE, BED!
snacky: which I was interested in because uh, Pompeii yes.
bedlamsbard: ALSO THERE'S A VOLCANO AND A TSUNAMI WAVE. And a bad Roman senator, because of course. And dead bodies hung from trees, obvs.
bedlamsbard: There's a giant fight scene where he's chained up the entire time, she says dreamily. (I really liked the fighting.)
snacky: this is perhaps the greatest conversation of my day.


So. Anyone want to see Pompeii with me?


*Shades of the rubber back, Thorn Birds friends!
snacky: (X-Men friends)
I finally saw X-Men First Class. With my 16 year old nephew. He wanted to go on Friday night, but I was like, "Maybe we should go on Saturday afternoon, since Friday nights are when all the kids are hanging out at the movies and the mall. I don't want you to be embarrassed, going to a movie with your aunt when all you friends are around." He said, considering, "Well, you wouldn't be the most embarrassing person I ever went to the movies with..." Um, thanks, I guess. But we saw the movie on Saturday afternoon. :D



Anyway! My reactions to the movie, ass told in tweets:

Snacky: ATTN TWITTERATI: I HAVE FINALLY SEEN X-MEN FIRST CLASS. YOU CAN RESUME WITH THE SPOILERS NOW. WHAT DO YOU MEAN, YOU NEVER STOPPED?

Cleolinda: @snacky DO YOU SEE NOW WHAT I MEANT

Snacky: @cleolinda YES, I TOTALLY WANT TO REWATCH THE FIRST TWO MOVIES. AND IF I MAY MIX MY COMICS METAPHORS, HOLY CONTINUITY ERRORS, BATMAN!

Snacky: @cleolinda Like, Erik and Raven make NO SENSE now.

Cleolinda: @snacky Yeahhhhh. I don't know much about the comics. But even I was like, "Magneto and Mystique make NO SENSE NOW."

Snacky: @cleolinda And, okay, I am a total comics fangirl, and this is just AU to me, but man, they kind of butchered Xavier's basic character.

Cleolinda: @snacky Did I care? Nooooooooooooo.

Snacky: @cleolinda Oh, the slash TOTALLY writes itself. I was watching a movie called "Erik+Charles=TLF". X-Men, what X-Men?

Cleolinda: @snacky I'm not even *into* slash and I could see it.

Snacky: @cleolinda They test-screened the movie with previously undiscovered tribes in the Andes, and even THEY left slashing Magneto/Professor X.

Snacky: @cleolinda I just kept staring at James McAvoy going, "Why are you so hot? WHYYYYYY?"

Cleolinda: @snacky Apparently he actually said IRL, "I think Charles and Erik should have stayed together and had sex and kids together" (paraphrase).

moirarogersbree: @snacky @cleolinda James McAvoy. *heart* No one knows how he is that hot. It is A MYSTERY.

Snacky: @moirarogersbree @cleolinda I mean, there were moments where I was like, "HOW IS HIS FACE ALL WEIRD, BUT STILL HOT LIKE BURNING!"

Cleolinda: @snacky @moirarogersbree Hee. I really enjoyed his "mutations are really quite groovy" spiels. Oh, CHARLES.

Snacky: @cleolinda @moirarogersbree That was the moment I was sold on the movie. "Groovy." I'm in your lap now, Charles.

Cleolinda: @snacky I still like Angel being like, "That is NOT how it works here." Oh, honey. Sit down and let's have a talk.

Snacky: @cleolinda That might have been my favorite scene!

Snacky: @cleolinda That or Erik cradling Charles tenderly in his arms. I HAVE NO SHAME.

callmecayce: @snacky i think i am the only person who wasn't interesting in shipping them D:

Snacky: @callmecayce Generally my X-Men shipping tastes run to Wolverine/Me, but this worked for me! :D

Cut for possible plot spoilers, sorry! )

moirarogersbree: @snacky @cleolinda I have a seriously not okay McAvoy addiction. It started when he was in Children of Dune & never went away. <3

Snacky: @moirarogersbree @cleolinda I can't watch him in Narnia without feeling like a furry. At least he didn't have goat legs in this one.

Cleolinda: @snacky @moirarogersbree HA. That has turned into one of those movies that's weird to watch in retrospect.

callmecayce: @snacky LOL! i can't blame you. i saw the slash, but i ended up more of alex/hank/sean (any combo or all three) kind of girl, it seems!

Snacky: @callmecayce Mmm, I loved me some Hank.

Snacky: Also, can I just say, I friggin' loved when Hank turned into Beast. He was PERFECT. That is why I love those movies.

Snacky: Oh, and I was disappointed in January Jones as Emma Frost. She looked right, but man, there was NOTHING going on.

TBQ: @snacky So basically there's good reason why they didn't show much of her acting in the trailers

Snacky: @tbq_ Holy crap, no kidding. Emma Frost is lot of things, but "bland" is not one of them.

TBQ: @snacky That's what you get when you hire for looks and not acting talent, people

TBQ: @snacky It amused me b/c she's one of the more known Xmen plus she's half-naked for those who don't know her and... nothing in the trailers

~~~


In addition and summation: I thought the use of Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon playing an old X-Men villain) was well-done in the movie, since his mutation always made him a very formidable foe. And it worked to insert him in Magneto's origin story.

January Jones as Emma Frost was completely blah, and I was hoping for so much more from her. But I'm guessing that's a combo of her acting and the writing.

The treatment of women and POCs in the movie was crap (see above re: Emma Frost). Raven showed glimmers of independent thought, but in the end she just switched from Charles to Erik for validation. Moira, oh poor Moira.

As an old school comics fan, it was just another AU variant of origins stories for me. There was no real continuity between the comics or the other XM movies (but I made happy dolphin noises at the Wolverine cameo, I admit. My nephew probably rethought the "embarrassing" thing at that moment). But still, fluffy exciting summer movie fun, and basically a Magneto/Professor X lovefest, from beginning to end (tender cradling and one perfect tear scenes included! THE SLASH WRITES ITSELF, PEOPLE).
snacky: (snackyface)
Ben Barnes and Robert Sheehan answering questions from Twitter about their new movie, Killing Bono:




I especially like how Ben keeps slipping into an Irish accent. I wanted to see this movie, but now I think I might just be content to watch the promo interviews, because they're hilarious.
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ALL RIGHT EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND TURN ON F/X!

ARMAGEDDON IS ON AND MY GLEE-O-METER JUST WENT RIGHT OFF THE CHARTS!

IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DISASTER MOVIE EVER! AND NOT TO GET ALL SPOIL-Y BUT BRING THE TISSUES!

TURN IT ON! YOU KNOW YOU WANNA WATCH BRUCE WILLIS AND BEN AFFLECK SAVE THE DAMN WORLD! AND IF YOU DON'T, DON'T TELL ME. I DON'T EVEN WANT TO KNOW YOU.
snacky: (narnia vdt through the lilies)
Tonight I saw a special screening of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Spoilers back here for those who want to know... )

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