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


things to like... )

So yes, I kinda want to watch this now >.<
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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... )
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?)
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"From Beginning to End" warning )



thoughts... )
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Argh, I am discovering that I tend towards video blogging, so prepare for my spamming of your f-list with vids I found interesting...

1. Fight of the Century: Keynes vs Hayek Round Two--totally worth a look if you have a basic understanding of macroeconomics and the recession... or if you just like hip hop or people rapping in suits I suppose...



2. The Cove--just finished watching this Oscar-winning documentary on dolphin capture and slaughter in Taiji, Japan.  I dunno what to think about it yet, but I do know that the water turning red from the blood of dolphins is something you don't forget... I think what makes the film sit sort of uneasily with me is the fact that it is a sensational documentary (with Rolling Stone calling it 'The Bourne Identity Meets Flipper', I guess it's sort of expected)... that's all well and dandy if the film makes a change or impact, otherwise it's just propaganda gone flat... I guess as someone who studied journalism as a non-biased tool of reporting, the intense slant of the documentary just throws me a bit off.  But regardless, yes, definitely worth a watch, informative and emotive, also it's dolphins--my favorite animal from ages 6-14, well, except for that one year when I decided I wanted a pet giraffe--really, what's not to like?

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I just saw Jane Eyre (2011) tonight, and it was quite faithful to Charlotte Bronte's book.  The artistry and acting were quite phenomenal in hindsight.  I quite enjoyed the media res chronology that kept up the suspense.  However, what struck me the most in the theater was both the horror and humor that really came across on the screen, in a way that it didn't for me in the novel.  In fact, in a couple of instances, people in the theater had let loose unintentional screams when random characters popped up out of nowhere, cast in shadows and gloomy lighting.  It was that frightening apparently. The tension was palpable, and I believe that only because I knew what was going to happen was I able to laugh at some of the cliches and absurdities of the story (but that may just be me, considering I've always found Jane Eyre alternately melodramatic and neat-and-tidy at turns).  

In addition to the intentional humor of witty banter between Jane and Rochester, what garnered a fair amount of snickering on my part was the Twilight-esque nature of the movie.  This is to be taken with a grain of salt as my knowledge of Twilight only extends to what I gather from friends who have seen or read it.  Rochester has the creepy possessive stalking down to a T.  Just watch the trailer below and you'll see what I mean.  Furthermore, the dark secret in the attic, and the visitor that gets bit in the neck by something or someone... well. Obviously, it's to be expected that a gothic novel would bring to mind  vampire romances, especially when vampire-human relations are the ultimate manifestation of may-september romances--the attraction between 'pure and innocent' and 'dark and dangerous.'

My thoughts on St. John Rivers in the movie *spoilery* )

Definitely worth a watch.  Check out the official trailer below.  It really does a good job of amping up the tension.

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I happen to have two dreamwidth invite codes... message me if you want one :) 

oh and since this post is looking kinda empty, I thought I'd pimp my new show--Generation Kill--the true story of Marines at the tip of the spear of the American invasion of Iraq.  Character oriented, black humor, nitty-gritty and edgy, not exactly your typical war movie at all.


HBO Generation Kill Long Teaser by michelangelomusic
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Today I had reason to look up baby monk photos.

little monk reading
More little monks... )
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Inception has won visual effects, sound mixing, sound editing, and cinematography... plus there are a million inception references... go watch if you aren't already!

Also, what the visual effects inception guy said, "I feel like the top hasn't stopped spinning since, but I don't care anymore" is the best line ever.

Book Meme

Dec. 16th, 2010 03:09 am
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Apparently, BBC says that most people have only read 6 of the following 100 books. Bold the ones you've read! )
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Animated spoof of inception made by How-It-Should-Have-Ended Team. Watch with a grain of salt.



Summary: where poor yusuf is asked to pee in his pants at gunpoint, where ariadne apologizes for michael cera's guitar-playing cameo, where eames takes note of how distracting foghorns can be, where cobb is a hypocrite that gets them all killed, and finally where the dream team dies and parties in limbo quite literally.

It's crack and mostly nonsense, and sadly, the voice acting leaves much to be desired, but it hits most of the inception concepts right on the nail.
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Everybody and their mother has probably already seen this, but parody trailer for Inception. professional-looking and pretty damn funny. It's called Inebriation.



Drinks go down easy when we party. But it's only when we sober up that we realize we were actually plastered. )

oh my god, I'm still laughing at the sheer ridiculousness of the whole concept of inception out of context... (it's also a bit wonky in context but nolan can make us overlook that by pure willpower and scale)...
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My Interests Collage! )
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Meme... )
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Thus ends my search for icons... ) 
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Trying to figure out how this formatting/posting thing works... hm... *wanders off*

Looking for an icon... )

I think this cutting and linking thing might be easier than I thought... *wanders off to hopefully make some friends*

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