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Seems I Am Not The Only One....

Originally posted by morgandawn at Seems I Am Not The Only One....
......who feels the need to take a break from an increasingly dysfunctional relationship.





Huh, I wonder if this boycott would work or would just hurt the retailers selling the books, DVD's etc.  We know how misguided boycotting sweatshops became...
Remember Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 500 days of summer and his delightful kindred spirit co-star Zooey Deschanel? (See the Bank Dance if you don't believe me). Anyway, she's starring in a sitcom this fall called New Girl where "after a bad break-up, Jess, a quirky young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men"... I've only seen the pilot so far, but I think I like the quirkiness?
Yeah, we"re her boyfriends. We"re reverse Mormons -- one guy just isn"t enough for her.Collapse )

ETA: eh... actually, the show is totally not worth watching... but the pilot was cute?

Cool Stuff: The Hire

8 Short Films of action-fueled BAMF-ery. So basically, a decade ago, BMW hired some of Hollywood's top directors and actors to make a series of short films as part of a ground-breaking online advertising campaign.  With big name directors such as Ang Lee, Guy Ritchie, Iñárritu and Wong Kar-wai, the films differ vastly in style, but keep a common thread, Clive Owen playing the Driver hired to transport people in a--you'll never guess--gorgeous BMW that will inevitably be chock-full of bullet holes by the end of the short.  In addition to the stellar cinematography and adrenaline-fueled stunt-work in most of the shorts, a long list of A-list Hollywood actors, billed and unbilled, star in each installment.
The Subplot--secret clues hidden in the Hire...Collapse )

Anyway, here's some of my personal faves out of the eight:

Most Poignant--"Powder Keg" is
directed by Iñárritu (Babel, 21 Grams) and is one of the more subdued ones. Stellan Skarsgård stars as a wounded, disillusioned war photographer in a war-torn South American country in need of evac.  The UN sends none other than the Driver.  The cuing of Carlos Varela's Una Palabra is just so haunting here, and the photographer's words about how his mother taught him how to see is just so heartbreaking in the context of the end.  Stunning storytelling in eight minutes flat, just wow.


More Recs: Best Style (Film Noir) and Best Action StoryLineCollapse )
And the Rest if you are so inclined...Collapse )

Meme Time!

SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
So, apagon, your LiveJournal reveals…

You are… 4% unique (blame, for example, your interest in rotten tomatoes: movie reviews), 10% peculiar, 49% interesting, 27% normal and 9% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy tennis). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 21

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.

You are weirder than 48% of other LJers.)
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NOVEMBER 10, 2011

So, apagon, your LiveJournal reveals…

You are… 4% unique (blame, for example, your interest in rotten tomatoes: movie reviews), 10% peculiar, 50% interesting, 26% normal and 9% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy tennis). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is intellectual.

Your overall weirdness is: 24

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 55% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

Total Load of Rubbish:
Huh, I've gotten 1% more interesting over the past month, 1% less normal, and I'm pleased to say my writing style has improved from conventional to intellectual.  I am now 55% weirder than most LJers rather than 48%.
I'll say it, total rubbish... If only my writing were intellectual...

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"Charles Xavier did more for mutants than you will ever know. My single greatest regret is that he had to die for our dream to live"
Oh my god, huh, just had an epiphany, X-MEN FIRST CLASS pretty much sets the pattern for how Erik Lensherr repeatedly facilitates the maiming , paralyzing and dying of Charles Xavier... I mean, after rewatching half of X3, Erik pretty much played the devil's advocate and goaded Jean Grey into ripping Charles apart.

The scene in Jean"s childhood home with Erik and Charles entering the same room in which they had recruited her twenty years ago...Collapse )

Five-pennies-worth of thoughts...Collapse )

I'm pretty much pants at analysis and meta... Your thoughts?

X-Men: Last Stand--Charles' Death

Was watching Charles' death scene in X-Men: Last Stand and my god, did not realize erik was actually there watching... and the expression of horror on his face is heartwrenching... X1-3 is infinitely sadder in the context of X-Men First Class because how stubborn would those two have to be for it to never have worked out?

Charles and Erik ♥

Heh, I came by my x-men love late in life, but charles and erik ♥


things to like...Collapse )

So yes, I kinda want to watch this now >.<
Okay, this is just weird... after being in Inception fandom with Arthur and Eames for so long, where I kinda had to learn to find Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attractive (in my defense, Tom Hardy looked really beefy and thuggish through most of the movie, and his lips just looked kinda ridiculous; and as for Joe, I think for a long time my brain was really confused about why he looked part-asian when he was most definitely not), but anyway, it's just seriously weird immediately crushing on Blaine, after knowing nothing about him besides the Teenage Dream vid below (and that the character is a gay, and a love interest of kurt, the other gay guy)...

Okay, yes, I know Glee is totally old news, but I just started watching the pilot after getting Netflix (they have it on instant play, pretty damn cool) and got tired of it after four episodes, so I was just happening to be mindlessly flipping through YouTube looking for Glee songs (the Gold Digger cover... absolutely adored it) and chanced upon Teenage Dream and my face pretty much lit up like kurt's... maybe it has less to do with Blaine and more with the phenomenal singing? IDEK...

Darren Criss" rolling stones interview that he sings through...Collapse )
Egads, why do I have to have a major crush on a character in a show I don't even want to watch?  HOW TO DEAL??? (please don't say, well maybe just watch glee, because I was seriously beginning to find most of the characters unbearably shallow and grating... what is wrong with me that I can't bear to watch the one show all of America seems to love?)