evila_elf: (Shevine - Adam and Blake 2)
I just got back from seeing this movie and I really enjoyed it! Way different than I thought it would be and I had my expectations way low because of all the crappy reviews.

If you are a fan of the cast and the trailer made you squee, definitely try to see it while it is still in the theaters. Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, and Andrew Scott are among my favorite actors and they were amazing here. Louise Brealey (Molly from Sherlock) made a brief appearance as well as Mark Gatiss.

There were only three other people in the theater with me (I did go at 4:00 on a Monday), which kept my giggle attack in check. No, the movie wasn't all that funny, but I had some nervous energy happening toward the middle lol.

The Normal Heart

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 02:22 am
evila_elf: (White Collar - Neal)
First, for those who hadn't heard of the movie, here's a trailer:

I had been looking forward to this movie for over a year, back when I first heard Matt Bomer would be in it. With all the interviews I had been seeing everywhere for it lately and the hype, I was worried I had my expectations set too high....

...I actually don't have any complaints. Wonderful acting all around. We really got to know the core group of people, so that the blows to the characters hurt all the more.

Okay, my only complaint was that the movie didn't go a little further timeline-wise. I LOVED Ned and Felix, but the movie slowed to a stop cut for spoiler ).

Unfortunately, Mom was also interested in seeing it. That was a mistake lol. She made it to minute 30 before she made me turn it off. Which was a relief! It was so uncomfortable watching with her and I knew the movie would turn me into a sobbing mess. But if she had only watched for 30 more seconds, things calmed down (aka, no more smut scenes lol). But this allowed me to curl up with my cat and sniffle all I wanted while watching.

Hard movie to watch, but get a hold of it if you can!


Monday, December 16th, 2013 10:58 pm
evila_elf: (Sherlock - Violin3)
Hobbit was awesome (review to follow at some point)

Man of Steel is the worst movie I have seen this year. I would rather stare at a blank TV screen for 2 hours than watch this again. Hate hate hate!

Hunger Games

Monday, March 26th, 2012 11:23 pm
evila_elf: (Sherlock - Animated Cover up)
So, I caved and went to see it (was planning on waiting a few weeks or so).

Spoilers be here )

127 Hours

Thursday, January 13th, 2011 04:30 am
evila_elf: (Default)
I try not to get too excited about seeing certain movies, because I hate to build myself up only to have the movie suck.

But there was a movie coming out that I had a hard time not being excited for: 127 Hours. And for once, it passed my expectations.

Backtracking: I had read Aron Ralston's book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place several years ago. For those that don't know, Aron was hiking around canyons in Utah and his arm became trapped by a 800 pound boulder he had knocked loose. He remained trapped for over 5 days, and finally had to cut off his arm to escape. While I only gave the book 3 out of 5 stars, the story was fascinating and as soon as I found out there was going to be a movie based on it, I was excited.

Naturally the movie never came out around here. But I finally got to see it last Friday. And I watched it three times in two days, and again yesterday. I also found an hour and a half documentary with Aron that I had bought after I read the book. Forgot I had it :D

For those of you staying away from the movie because of the arm cutting-off scene...don't. The movie is so much more than those 3 minutes.


The Blindside

Monday, January 25th, 2010 06:38 pm
evila_elf: (Default)
Saw it with Mom yesterday.

I wasn't that impressed. To me, it seemed like the movie knew it was going to be a contender for awards season, so it filled itself with all these 'perfect' trailer lines and stuff that didn't sound natural or realistic. The little kid was adorable, but seriously?

Friday stuff

Sunday, November 1st, 2009 01:57 am
evila_elf: (Idol - Adam Lambert)
Right now, I am supposed to be writing on my NaNo novel. I am at a write-in at the Matrix. At almost 1200 words, so I figure I could break for a few and write this post I have been meaning to to.

I took Friday off from work to go see This is It.

Dad has been feeding this black and white rabbit (it looks like it used to be a house bunny), and the rabbit likes to hide under our cars. Well, it didn't want to get out from under my car so I could leave. I got some bread and tossed it off to the side, but the rabbit just came toward me, then detoured to grab some bread and take it back under the car. Oi. I didn't want to chase it because we are trying to tame it, but damn it, I wanted to get out of there! Finally I was able to get betwen the bunny and my car and shooed it off into the woods.

First Friday showing, and there weren't all that many there. Which was too bad.
mini rambling review here )
evila_elf: (Torchwood -  JB with Scott Gill)
Damn Twitter, it is becoming addicting, but I do end up blabbing more on it.

Today was insanely busy at work. 12-4 shift today. By 1:30, I had only managed to shelve a small portion of books. We were a little short staffed while Jan was at lunch and another was taking a quick break. At one point, everyone was on the phones. So I was either covering the drive through window, or helping the next person in line if possible. We weren't too flooded with books, whew!, so things weren't left too badly for Tuesday morning. Glad it's not busy like that all the time!

Watched Christmas Cottage with [livejournal.com profile] michelleann68 earlier. Watched it for the eye candy that is Jared Padalecki. Can't really say too much about the movie--the lines weren't delivered very well. And the old guy had creepy eyes *shudder* I think I prefered Jared in Friday the 13th and Jensen in My Bloody Valentine. At least both movies were entertaining--to a degree--and I even hate horror movies.

As soon as we finished, Michelle informed me of Jay Brannan's latest Tweet, announcing that he was doing a live webcam chat thing. So I started watching him at about 11:00 or so. Okay, if you don't know who Jay Brannan is, go look him up on Youtube. He has an amazing voice! He is in New York, which is 3 hours later than me. He chatted until 1:30! So 4:30 his time. Poor guy was practically falling asleep!
He was washing dishes at first, singing and chatting, then played Name that Tune. Then he played some guitar, fixed food (ramen, then cookies dipped in frosting o.o;;). Then, after more chatting, took us with him to floss, brush, dress (he turned us towards the wall), and layed in bed for another 30 minutes.
He said he is going to do another states tour this summer, so maybe I can go see him again *nudges Michelle*


Sunday, February 8th, 2009 06:01 pm
evila_elf: (QAF-Mourn the losses-celebrate the victo)
I watched Boy's Don't Cry last night.
Get this--On the back of the box, all it says about it is:
A riveting story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself, BOYS DON'T CRY is "One of the 10 Best Films of 1999". Critically acclaimed and nominated..... blah blah.

I had stumbled across the story of Brandon Teena on livejournal and had wanted to see this movie. Found it at the library a week later. It sat on my desk for awhile because I knew it was going to be depressing as hell to watch.

Here's the trailer:

Hilary Swank was awesome as Brandon.
And yes it was depressing. Not a good movie to see right before bedtime. But, luckily, I dreamed of the cake I ate earlier that day rather than the movie!

And this movie (which is a true story) completely reinforces that people suck :(
evila_elf: (LOTR-The Road goes ever on)
Not much lol, but I have seen a few movies :)

On Sunday, I went to see My Bloody Valentine--mainly because Jensen Ackles was in it and because it was in 3D.
I'm not too big a fan of horror...at all, but I still enjoyed this--just had to close my eyes a few times.
I have this habit of showing up early to movies, so I got there like 20 minutes before showtime and was the first one there. Played with the 3D glasses some, then zoned out to wait for entertainment. Wasn't too much longer before this couple came in. OMG they were hilarious! They were the type that doesn't take crap from each other, so they playfully bickered. The guy decided, while being painfully slow about it, on sitting in the row in front of me. Then he lined himself up with the center of the screen, which was right in front of me, and teased me for getting the best seat. He stood in front of me, moved one to the side, back in front of me, etc. Then he sat in front of me. The seats are nice so he didn't really block off my view. GF/Wife double checked that it was okay with me before taking her own seat. They chatted about the popcorn, to get nachos and candy or not, and...it was just so freaking hilarious. While he was gone, I chatted to the lady about some of the other theaters she has gone to and stuff.
Then a gang of about 7 noisy teens sat in the row behind me (WTF people? Next time, I won't try to nab good seats). They kinda irritated me since they were being loud and I couldn't listen in on the couple in front of me--lol.
Okay, movie time. Got the sign to put on glasses. Immediately everyone ooh'ed over the 3D logo.
I hadn't seen a 3D movie before, and it was definitely impressive. Glad that they didn't over use the scenes that had stuff jumping out towards you. Made the times that it did happen all the more effective. Example: Toward the very beginning. Bad guy with a Pick Axe--Scene was shows in some promotional interviews and stuff. Baddie throws the weapon towards the 'viewers' and it gets embedded in a car, cutting to a scene like you would be seeing it from inside the car. One of the gals behind me freaked out and dropped her popcorn. LMAO!
But the gore...definitely didn't need to see a 3D look at the inside of a gal who had her heart cut out. Or someone's head chopped in half with a shovel!
But the twist! Very nice! And I want to see again, but I really don't want to spend another 8.50--2 bucks more because it is a 3D.
The glasses were a little bit uncomfortable after awhile, so I had to cushion it with hair, but that did the trick.

I also went to see Valkyrie twice. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I really didn't find any scenes drawn out or boring, which is a rarity. Even seeing it the second time, there was no signing from me during any scenes at having to see them again. Definitely going to be buying this one when it comes out on video.
We all know what is going to happen in the movie, yet it is hard not to cheer his character along and cross our fingers, hoping he will succeed in killing Hitler (umm...sorry if that was a spoiler, because it really shouldn't have been).
(and yes, the eye patch was nummy :P )
Thankfully, it isn't showing here any more or else I might go again.
Maybe it will move to the little 3 screen theater so I can finally use up my 10 dollar gift card--worried that place is going to go out of business soon since it can't really compete at all with the new 10 screen theater. With the new one, if you go to the first showing of the day of a movie, it is a dollar off, so only 6.50 :)

Also, [livejournal.com profile] michelleann68 was able to find some cheap airline tickets, so in April, Michelle, Gin, and I are going to go to San Francisco. After Dad throwing a fit over LA a few years back, he's not even going to try to fight this one lol.

Mom's going in for surgery for gallbladder today. Has to get up at 5 in the morning and be at the hospital by 6. I think I am going to wait up for her to get up in the morning before heading to bed. As long as I am in bed by 5:30, I'll get my 6 hours sleep that I need to feel human when I wake up :)

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Friday, May 11th, 2007 12:44 am
evila_elf: (Default)
My computer is being like 3 times faster than it normally is. I think it is just sucking up because I have been looking into getting a laptop. I figure that it costs close to the same as a desktop, and, if I get one, I can still keep the old desktop here, since the laptop wouldn't need to go in its place.
So, question for all you laptop users...how well do laptops work when you take them places as far as being able to get an internet connection? If that even makes sense. I am laptop illiterate for the time being :)

Now, to babble about the goings-on lately.

This last weekend, my RL aunt was going down up to Seattle to visit her brother and asked if I wanted to go along so I could stay with [livejournal.com profile] michelleann68. I was already planning on visiting towards the end of June, but hey, it would be fun! ;) Had to look into finding a sub for my Sunday library hours, which wasn't too hard *whew* Hated to miss out on the money for that day, but *shrugs* I don't get to spend enough time with Donna (aunt), so we could jabber on the way there and back.
Was picked up at about 10 and got to Seattle around 12:30. After some major confusion about where to be dropped off (sorry, Michelle, I am crap with directions...prob a reason why I don't want to drive places I am unfamiliar with), I switched vehicles and was off to Michelle's apartment. Dumped off my bag, said a quick hello to her cat, Mils (Lisa was in hiding) and we were off again.

Awhile back, I had been talked into (hee) donating my hair to Locks of Love. Was going to do that in June during the original visit, but now was as good a time as any. Had a 3:00 apointment, so we killed a bit of time at Starbucks (I think? See, this is why I need to update asap...details get a bit foggy), and I enjoyed a large peanutbutter cookie a bit too much. Then we checked two theaters to see about showtimes for Spiderman 3, thinking about seeing it later that night. Then we went to a few other places...Lush? and something with a Z that I can't spell. Went to the hairplace and was told they were running behind schedule. I wanted to avoid any place with books, but it is a good way to kill time, so we went to Barnes and Noble. And I managed not to buy anything!

Back to hairplace. They were still backed up, so we waited there. Super nice, asked me if I wanted them to get me anything o.o Dunno how long we waited, but finally was my turn. Dun de dum. They measured my hair before chopping it off. And I was able to avoid yelling a dramatic NO! as the scissors started to snip. Head felt so much lighter after it was gone, wow. Then I was in for a wash, then to get it styled. The stylest and I pretty much talked non-stop. And I am not a talkative person, so I think it was a buildup of nervousness or something.

Loved the way it was styled: About shoulder length, hair parted in the middle, about an inch shorter for the bangs to frame my face, etc. Naturally as soon as I washed it, it poofs and won't behave. I think I almost have it down how to style it similar. I need to take pictures at some point.

We were going to meet with Gin (who I met last/first time I visited) and her Mom, but they got busy with something else, I think because the hair took so long. We were close to the movie theater, so zipped over there. I think Spiderman was showing on at least 6-10 screens, so there was a showing in just about 5 minutes. Which was enough time to find the bathroom and settle in shortly after the previews started.

I really enjoyed it, though MJ makes me ill. There was too much romance crap in it. MJ reminds me of Cameron from House. Sure they aren't related? MJ bugs me way more. The fight scenes were awesome and I now want to slash Harry and Spidey sooo bad! Urge to go look for fanfiction is still calling to me. I went to see the movie again, dragging Mom along, mainly just so I could see the scenes with Harry in them again. (shut up lol)

So...let's see...I know we had pizza for dinner. Very loud and it took forever to get served. Food was decent, but I don't think it was worth the wait.
Oh, before that, we went down to The Seattle Art Museum and got tickets for Sunday. It had just reopened that weekend and you can get in free, but you had to pick up tickets for what time you were planning on being there.

Got home around...9? maybe later, to a much better welcome from the cats.

Despite the excitement, it was hard to fall asleep. I am used to staying up until 4am most nights, and it was just past 11. Layed there for a bit, plotting out a H/W bunny that sprung to mind. Sounded plausable, so I got up and typed some of it up, which started to sound suckish, then I went back to bed...er couch ;) around midnight.
Woke up a couple times, and one of those times Mils came to say howdy.
Officially up about 7:30..I think. Had a bit of time to kill before meeting with Gin and her Mom at the museum. Went to this nice little place for breakfast. I'm not a huge fan of waffles, but I really liked the ones that were served there. Very popular place with a waiting list. And, naturally, when we left, there was no one in line. Had to hurry since we were running a bit late.

Guh...fingers hurting from all the typing lol.

So. SAM.
Modern art just confuses me. *shakes head* Maybe I just need to get out more. First museum I had ever been to.
Manged to get seperated from Michelle and Gin. I tried calling Michelle while Gin's Mom tried Gin. Both their phones were checked in at the start. Kidna amusing. So we went around to look at everything on that floor, trying to keep an eye out. Appariently, we kept both eyes on the look out, because we ended up walking right past a statue thingy of a giant rat that was...sitting on a bed/matress that was on a person. Dunno how the hell we missed it because we literally had to walk past its tail.
And, the freaky thing is...there was a picture of a pile of naked men that I also missed...though I still swear that picture wasn't there at the time. I distinctly remember looking at the one before and after it, and Gin's Mom agreed with me. And the only thing that would have distracted me from it was the giant rat. That I didn't see.

Went out to lunch after that, then swung by this Japanese dollar store, where everything was 1.50. Bought a toy for Ki (my cat) that she absolutely loves. Just a plain mouse with a feather on it attached to a string attached to a stick. She had one already, but it didn't have the feather, which she is bonkers for.

Donna was picking me up at 4, so we went back home to round up things and hang out a little more.

It sure didn't seem like I had only been there a day, with all the stuff we got crammed into our time. Kinda sureal.

I don't think I had walked so much in a month as I did that weekend. My legs were throbbing and they finally stopped hurting on Wednesday. I need to keep them in shape for my next visit, though I am told that we won't do as much walking. Shall see :)

Everyone likes the new haircut. It is a bit warm on my neck. I can tie it back if I really wanted to, but trying to avoid that until I get desperate. And it wasn't until later that I realized that the hairplace took my cheap little hair tie lol. Not like I plan on using them *amused*

Okay, I think I have spammed the flist enough. Oh except for one more thing:

I loved the newest House ep! Wilson on speed!! Ahhhh!! Thinking of that scene is enough to give me a dopey smile for the rest of the day. So glad that Wilson has been getting a lot of love (umm...as far as a lot of scenes goes lol) these last few eps *happy dance* But season is almost over :'(

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