tahariel: (Star Trek - Kirk in command)
Newly released trailer for the game that's beeing produced to go along with STXII (which apparently is not going to make its 2012 release date, though, boo)




Fighting together and shooting stuff! In space! WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT (other than the whole German transvestite punk rocker thing, but that was SO YESTERDAY, DARLINKS.)
tahariel: (Washing machine)
Variety reports Brandon Routh will lead Cooked Arrows, a standard underdog sport film that mixes things up by setting the familiar story in the world of lacrosse. The film follows a rag-tag Native American high school lacrosse team that is forced to join the local prep school league, which is comprised of better trained and equipped rivals. Routh will play the tribal chairman's part-Native American entrepreneurial son who is tasked with coaching the reservation's motley lacrosse team in the hopes that he'll reconnect with his fellow tribe members. Cue the inspirational journey to the championship game.


Wow, I didn't know the Na'vi played hockey.
tahariel: (Arcessitor - tattoo wings)
Went to the cinema with [livejournal.com profile] inmemorybound tonight to see Black Swan. It was absolutely amazing, and terrifying. The best way I can describe my reaction is by saying I feel like the moment in a movie where the character has been shot in the chest and is kind of staring at it in disbelief, without pain, just shock at the sight of blood.

Do go see it. It's wonderful. (But not if you can't stand psychological tension and some horrible stuff, too, okay? No nightmares please!)
tahariel: (DCU - Nightwing Robin hot drink)
On a different topic from my previous post (thus separate!) - HAS ANYONE ELSE SEEN THE GREEN HORNET YET?

IT'S SO AWESOME

Seriously, everything blows up and the two 'superheroes' are these two ridiculous guys who are such total losers but at the same time totally awesome. Their bromance is so slashy it hurt my brain. Anyone who can point me in the direction of where it's at on lj gets a cookie. I will perhaps post more comprehensively about how much I love this movie and why tomorrow when it's not one in the morning.
tahariel: (not obsessive)
Woke up yesterday with a sudden yen to watch Mulan again. It's my favourite Disney movie by far - not only does it have great songs (even among a complete canon of wonderful Disney songs) but the 'princess' is independent, strong and defeats the enemy pretty much single-handedly, while making the 'prince' fall in love with her. Plus for an animated character Shang is pretty hot, but that might just be me :D

Anyway, I've since 'acquired' Mulan 2, and though I suspect it's going to be dire I'm kinda excited about watching it, you guys!


ON AN UNRELATED NOTE, Elijah Wood is going to be reprising his role as Frodo Baggins in The Hobbit! It's likely to be part of a framing story in which the story of the film is being told to him, and allowing them to connect the two more strongly, but still, pretty weird/awesome. Also Orlando Bloom is likely to be in the films, which is news I can't decide whether I like or not - I have to say he pretty much ruled in the original trilogy, but he's done so little recently. At least he's hopefully not idiot enough to turn down this opportunity at a reprise of his most popular role, unlike his turning down the new Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which I still think is utterly barmy. Seriously, Orlando, what have you been in that anyone has heard of recently? Take the job and boost your signal so people know who you are again, and cast you again! IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, ORLI. IT'S BASIC MATHS OR WHATEVS. Ahem.
tahariel: (tv static)
From firstshowing.net:

Back in September we got confirmation that director Ron Howard and writer Akiva Goldsman are tackling an unprecedented adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower series that will alternate between film and TV. For those unfamiliar, series of novels follow Roland Deschain, the last living member of a knightly order of gunslingers, and humanity’s last hope to save a civilization that will crumble unless he finds the Dark Tower. (...)

If you don't recall how this process of adapting the Dark Tower series is going to work, here's a little refresher. Ron Howard will direct the first film which will be followed closely by a season of television written by Akiva Goldsman (who is also writing the first film as of now). That season will act as a bridge to a film sequel and then it's back to another series of television, but this time with a prequel storyline. Then the final film goes back to the future (so to speak) to conclude Deschain's journey.


(Read the whole article here)


Now, I tried to read the first book of the series years ago and didn't get on with it, but this sounds really interesting! Alternating between movies and TV? The same actors, same writers, ongoing continuity? This sounds like exactly the sort of cool media thing I totally love, whether or not I liked the book. What do you guys think?


In other news, in search of my beloved Coke Zero, of which I ran out on Friday before the snow hit (OH THE HUMANITY) I left the safety of the flat this afternoon to go to Tesco. BIG MISTAKE. It is like playing dodgems with your real car out there right now. I had to improvise a way home to get around this stupid caravan that was blocking the sensible road between Tesco and my house. The fact that I eventually made it is a source of great pride to me.

Seriously, though, do I really have to go to work tomorrow in this? Balls.
tahariel: (Inception - Arthur)
Have you guys seen this? It's the new Inception App for iPhone that plays you music and sounds from the film as well as new sounds and music from Hans Zimmerman and worked on by Christopher Nolan.

The description given is ""Wouldn't it be amazing if you had a soundtrack that was synchronised to your life? For example, the music would become more energetic when you moved, more calm when you sit still or even change when the sun shines."

So when I sit still it plays me a 'still dream', or it echoes my words back to me, and it's kind of surreal. Totally wicked awesome, too. Check it out if you have an iPhone (sorry to those who don't.)

Currently having a QUIET DREAM.
tahariel: (Sherlock - eyes)
Spent a lot of yesterday afternoon looking at job adverts and finding out how few I'm qualified for. A couple of good-sounding ones popped out too, of course, but it remains to be seen if anything pans out. Getting time for interviews is going to be a bitch and a half, too.

Naturally, this means it is time for a post full of links and videos of cool stuff!




First up: Float, Arthur, float! <-- seriously, go play with this, it's awesome!


More JGL:



Martin Freeman may be playing Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit (assuming it EVER gets off the ground, especially in light of the studio's financial troubles)


I just signed up for DailyBooth, a photo-a-day sharing comm site thing where you take a picture a day and tell people about what you've been doing. Does anyone else have one of these? I'm really enjoying it but I need more friends there!


And now for a Sherlock vid: I wasn't sure I liked this at first, and I'm really picky about vids for someone who can't make them. But the more I watched the more I loved the way the vidder uses the images and audio separately, using lines from one part of an episode to illuminate scenes from other parts. Very cleverly done.




What stuff are you guys loving at the moment?
tahariel: (Default)
Yet another film I am totally excited about that isn't coming out for aaaaaaages:



"In a world wrecked by centuries of violent warfare between man and vampire, a warrior priest turns against the church in order to save his kidnapped niece from a homicidal gang of vampires."

Paul Bettany, Karl Urban and Stephen Moyer, kicking ass and taking names in a dystopian wild-west steampunky future? YESPLSNOWKTHX.
tahariel: (TV loves you)
OMG SKYLINE LOOKS BAD. ASS.



I love the premise, too - an invasion movie that focuses on people hiding from the aliens rather than the invasion itself, a claustrophobic kind of film. So looking forward to this.

ETA: Weirdly, on my lj layout the edge of the video seems to disappear under the edge of the pageframe. So if it does that for you too, and you too wish to experience the BADASSNESS, here it is in light format on my lj.

Buh.

Jul. 31st, 2010 05:50 pm
tahariel: (Inception - Arthur)
I believe the review I just left for this fic went something like "GUH. UM. I THINK. BRAIN BROKEN? SOMETHING? My occipital lobe feels all tingly."

This fic is so outrageously hot that my brain didn't work properly for about five minutes after I read it, and I still feel a little... odd right now.

Consider this one of my Not-So-Daily Recs.





Hotter Than Tales of Crack Peddlin' by [livejournal.com profile] hackthis. Extract: It's not the fancy dinner over which Eames had planned to seduce Arthur. Not that Arthur knew Eames was planning to seduce him, but facts are so unimportant in the long run. Or the short run.


Tags: inception, arthur/eames, slash, fic, a:hackthis





I'm planning a longer post about my thoughts on Inception, but some friends have invited me to see it for a second time with them tonight, so I'll hold fire until I've rewatched it. Or until the tingling stops.
tahariel: (Arcessitor - tattoo wings)
Anyone up for a Night Safari at the British Museum? Sounds kick-ass, right? It would have to be May, though, as I'm in San Diego in July. Also, it's a Monday night, if that's a problem for anyone.

So this week [livejournal.com profile] inmemorybound and I have been to see two movies - The Lovely Bones and Legion.


The Lovely Bones: lost a lot of its wonder when it moved from page to screen. )

Legion: pretty much Terminator with angels. )
tahariel: (Iron Man - how to kill a king)
So last night me and [livejournal.com profile] inmemorybound went to see Daybreakers, the new vampire movie starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe. (Non-spoilery summary:) Ten years in the future, a viral outbreak has turned most of the world's population into vampires, and humans into an endangered species. The problem? Despite farming humans for blood (like an even more disturbing version of the pods from The Matrix), the supply of blood is running out. And as the vampires starve, they begin to degenerate and mutate...

Ethan Hawke's character Edward Dalton (hee, I know, a vampire called Edward! He's even a reluctant vampire) is a haematologist trying to create a blood substitute so that humans don't have to be hunted down any more. Then he is approached by one of the last groups of humans, who need his help.

I had really mixed feelings about this film when I came out, and not because it was bad - I think it just hit a weird chord in me that I couldn't quite place, not helped by something that happened in the last five minutes that was Not My Thing. It's not a relentless gorefest, which is great because I hate gory films. I've always been more interested in the story than the spurting. I think it was because it felt like a series of short-term objectives after each other, rather than one big cohesive story - though it all hung together well, their plans changed at each step, always moving onto the next thing.

As always, Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe were awesome. And I didn't not-enjoy the movie. But I couldn't come out and happily say that I enjoyed it, either. Just felt quite mixed about this one.



On another note!






Ever wondered what would happen if Michael Westen was assigned as Tony Stark's bodyguard? Well, no, neither had I, but now I don't need to.


Spies > Superheroes (Or Not) by [livejournal.com profile] hackthis. Extract: Michael blinks; he really needs to get that other spotlight fixed. "Nick Fury, why do I feel like something bad is about to befall me?"


Tags: ironman, burnnotice, slash, fic, crossover, crossover:ironman, crossover:burnnotice, crossover:alias, threesome, a:hackthis



tahariel: (X-men - Storm thunder)
It is so hot here, I think I might DIE. It is never not windy in Liverpool. Unless, of course, you are baking alive in your room and the window is restricted so you can only open it a little bit.

So on Wednesday I went to see X-men Origins: Wolverine with my sole remaining flatmate before I go home tomorrow morning. Spoilers ahoy! )
tahariel: (Star Trek - Kirk in command)
I've been trying to decide what I wanted to say about the new Star Trek movie for almost a week now. This is for two main reasons - one, I have resolved that I should make both more frequent and more meaningful (aka more discussion, less boring) posts , and two, BECAUSE IT IS TOTALLY FRIGGING AWESOME AND IT BLEW MY MIND OMG!!!

Here there be spoilers, aka, you should totally see the film first )

Seriously, just AWESOME. I'm going to go see it again as soon as I have the chance. Anyone want to come?
tahariel: (Default)
Indiana Jones IV is freaking awesome. And I totally love Shia LeBeouf. He's been great in everything I've seen him in, I have to say. I will almost certainly buy this movie on DVD when it comes out (oh no, my poor wallet groans. Not again.)

Really, go see it on the big screen while you still can if you haven't already.
tahariel: (The Night Tower - canals and drawbridges)
Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
101,729 / 120,000
(84.8%)


120,000 words is a total guesstimate, but I do still have to write a few more parts before the Exciting! Conclusion! so it's probably a good one. Anyway, yay!

Today I'm going to go see Canterbury Cathedral down in town. If I don't go I'll be annoyed at myself later, even if I do feel like being a bit of a hermit today. Maybe go to the cinema to see Indy IV, too, but maybe Ill do that later in the week.

Dad told me on the phone on Friday that he and Gail have decided to set a date for the wedding! They're sick of waiting for the housing market, and they'll sort out whatever logistical problems this causes afterwards. Of course, typically, they decided to have it in early November, which is when I told them not to because I'm going to be on placement God knows where, so now I'm going to have to go to Gail Stephenson and beg for help on being close to home for this one, especially since I'm going to have to take a day or two off placement for it and they add up to marks this time. Dammit, Dad! I love you but this is aggravating!
tahariel: (Die Hard - McClane/Farrell)
Having fallen head-first into Die Hard fandom (well, who wouldn't after watching the fourth film? It's the only one I've seen, but I now have all four on DVD and will be watching them this week), I'm almost already through every McClane/Farrell fic easily findable, goddammit.

However! A tidbit of good news, once I got off my ass and hit Google to appease my curiosity and hope: it seems they will likely be doing Die Hard 5 after all, and with Justin Long still in it!

(Obviously, if you're interested, if you go check out my del.icio.us which is linked on my lj page, there are now plenty of fic recs there and waiting. 'm just sayin'.)

Totally. Awesome. More McClane/Farrell moments, please!
tahariel: (Happiness and excitement)
So I went to see Transformers by myself, because I had a sudden freak-out about whether it would still be on in the cinema when we got back from France since it has such crap times already, and it ruled! The CG was amazing, really good. I may even buy it on DVD, it was that good. Which surprised me, even though I had been looking forward to it. Shia LaBeouf is really very good!

HOWEVER. I saw the trailer for the movie they are making of The Dark Is Rising - and they have MURDERED it. I swear to God, if the movie is like the trailer is selling it to be, just, NO. It's A CLASSIC. DO NOT BUTCHER IT, MOVIE PEOPLE. (Cough cough, early Harry Potter filmmakers, I am looking at YOU.)

ETA: OHMIGOD BBC, WAY TO RUIN JEKYLL AT THE FINISHING POST. (SPOILERS) )
tahariel: (Default)
Oh. My. God.

Just watched movie version of Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfaddyen (or however you spell it.)

Best. Thing. Ever.

American alternative ending is so much better. English ending sucks and is very anticlimactic and, to put it very bluntly and vulgarly, like being denied orgasm. Yes, this is probably the sound of your incredulous laughter.

I don't care.

I went online and bought the American version of the DVD instead because I don't want to have to hit the bonus section every time I watch it.

BEST. THING. EVER.

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