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Well, I'm impressed...

I tried to watch Aeon Flux but gave up after 30 minutes.
The acting was beyond atrocious (It made Keanu Reeves' acting look good) and the dialogue seemed to have been written by a 5 year old...
Truly a strong ontender for the 'Worst Movie of 2005' award
0 out of 5 stars....

I naively thought 'Well, surely Underworld: Evolution can't be as bad...'
Oh how foolish of me. Again, what a crap movie with absolutely no redeeming features what so ever.
I managed about 40 minutes before I turned it off.
0 out of 5 stars...

So my attempt at relaxing with a halfway decent movie after studying failed miserably...

Oh well, at least I can relax with damned good book before bedtime :)
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[livejournal.com profile] haloj: You said you wanted to see the new Superman trailer...

Some Trailer Reviews )

And in conclusion: There aren't really any movies I'm looking forwards to this year apart from X-Men 3.
At least not in an excited way :[
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199 days to go...

Wow.
The 13th Warrior is a really good movie.
I tried to watch it some time last year and thought: 'What a load of toss...'
But now that I concentrated mostly on the movie I thought it was really good.
I guess it helps that I can go fishing in WoW at the same time :)
It's basically about a fancy arab who fancies the wrong woman and gets sent to the frozen north to be an ambassador for the Arabs.
WTF?
I don't remember hearinging about ambassadors to Scandinavia back in the viking age... Never mind, I'll let that one pass...
The rest of the movie is about how he gets up north, learns to dislike our customs and then learns to respect them while figthing an evil and mysterious foe.
One thing that really impressed was the fact that all the norsemen actually spoke Danish/Swedish/Norwegian... Very impressive and very unexpected.
Not one to watch if you want a deep plot, but if you want an easily accessible movie that doesn't resuire any afterthought, this is it...

And Viking training today was great. More Dane-Axe training. Yay.
And while I'm waiting for my own Dane-Axe to be crafted, the guy who will be getting it for me said he will bring his in for me to use in the meanwhile. Score... :D

And afterwards it was off to The Dev for a drink or two with some great company...
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Oh dearie lord, the X3 trailer looks soooo good...

Oh how I hope it'll be as good as the other two.
I believe we'll have Angel, Archangel, Phoenix and The Beast as new ones.
Possibly also the Morlocks, but it could just have been a random selection of mutants...
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Jolly Good movie with pretty good effects.

The Brothers Grimm are two travelling con men who set up fairytale curses in villages which then pay them to get rid of those curses. It's good work if you can get it.
But suddenly it all turns a bit Sleepy Hollow when they come across a village which has a real curse...
With the attendant wolves, moving homocidal trees, gingerbread men, witches, evil French, pathetic Italians and so on.

It's very enjoyable, in no way scary and trying to spot the many many many fairytales that are referenced in this movie.
When I was a kid (8 years or so) I got the big Brothers Grimm Collected Fairytales book, so I was really looking forwards to this movie and it didn't disappoint.

And on another note, isn't it surprising that France has been burning for nearly two weeks now and they still haven't surrendered?
I suppose they have tried... :]
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Went to see March of the Penguins last night with [livejournal.com profile] ellebabe, [livejournal.com profile] penguin_worship and [livejournal.com profile] flannelcat.
That is such an amazingly good movie. Perhaps not as many explosions as I expected, but it still rocked.
Most of you lot will know by now that penguins are one of my favourite animals, so naturally I liked the movie :)

It basically tells the story of the noble emperor penguins' march to their breeding grounds and some of the hazards which they have to face both on the way there and while they are there.
There are some hilarious and almost heartrendingly cute footage of penguins sliding, falling on their bum, walking with their chicks and so on. It was quite nice to hear the collective 'Awwws' and 'Ahhhs' from the cinema
There are also some really sad bits with penguins who didn't quite make the journey there or who didn't manage to keep their eggs warm and so on.
The saddest bit was where one penguin was nudging it's dead chick and then made some very sad sounding noises.
There was no penguin pirates though... :(

I thought it was a very feel-good optimistic feeling that had me leave the cinema with a positive feeling.
[livejournal.com profile] flannelcat on the other hand felt that it was a bit depressing and sad (Please correct me if I misunderstood), but I think we all agreed that it was a fantastic movie.

I also have my new coat. Rar. [livejournal.com profile] reddragdiva had the height for it, but I had the width so I bought it off him. And I must say it does look good. It is quite long though, so it really is a coat where I must wear New Rocks or something with a similar size sole.
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Some people really are incredibly impolite.
I'm sitting in our office prayer room, erm... meditating... and someone comes and knocks on the door to see if someone is in there and then asks how long I'll be.
There's a reason for the 'Room in use. Do not disturb' sign which one can put up when one is using the room.
*sigh*

At least last night was quite good.
We were meant to play D&D, but sadly [livejournal.com profile] himal cancelled on us when the rest of us were there.
Buty we decided to rent a movie and get soem take-away so the evening was not entirely spoiled.
[livejournal.com profile] blakeshell, Barbara and myself got The forgotten.
Reasonably good movie about a mother (Julianne Moore)who's the only person who can remember her dead son. Everyone else thinks she's a loony.
She then meet a guy whose daughter was a friend of her son, but oh noes, he can't remember his daughter or her son.
Things progress from there and it becomes a movie with some interesting bits and a few 'jump in your seat' surprises.
A recommendable movie which in my opinion is only let down by a weak ending, but that's because I don't like happy endings when an unhappy one would do just fine :)
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So, I'm finally going to see Night Watch tonight.
Does anyone else want to come and see it at 20:40 in Wood Green?
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And again...
Since I'm no good at writing long entries I thought I'd make this one in soundbite format.
[livejournal.com profile] flannelcat is a mastercook and if he ever offers to make food for you I'll suggest you say yes.
Kangaroo meat is very tasty. Definitely worth trying again.
[livejournal.com profile] gelflyng is very funny when she's trying to eat while a bit tipsy. She also doesn't take very well to being tickled :]
[livejournal.com profile] penguin_worships mother is very nice to talk to on the phone and apparently I have now become 'Mother Liaison Officer' and all calls from said mother will be forwarded to my mobile.
[livejournal.com profile] gothicbarbiecat can now expect a visit from me on the 10th of November. Tickets have been booked and everfing...
Tinitus is a go. Festival tickets and Plane tickets have been purchased. [livejournal.com profile] spikey_bastard, get that passport sorted out. You only have a bit over a month to get it sorted...
Good lord my bank account has been pillaged as if it was an English abbey back in the viking days...

As we all know the Starwars prequels sucked mighty wang. In a perfect world Joss Whedon would have made them and they would have been unsucky.
Serenity is one of the best sci-fi movies I have ever seen. I think it's even made it into my top 20 movie list of all times.
Joss Whedon is truly my new master...
And whether you like the movie or not, if you like sci-fi you must go and buy the Firefly DVD box set. Only £17.99 from HMV...

Garlic & Shots on Friday. Oh look at the collective surprise...
Not a big one. Just a meal and a few drinks. Definitely the last tube home...
Anyone coming along?
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Serenity reminds you why the 1977 release of Star Wars captured your imagination in the first place and truly cements how stiff and boring the prequel movies truly are.

Ooohhh, now that is high praise for Serenity.
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I went to see Batman Begins last Tuesday, and here is my quick capsule review:

Batman absolutely rocked unbelievably much.
It was everything I hoped it would be and none of what I feared it might be...
I really don't see how they could have made it any better.
And the ending was...*perfect*

Yay for a good Batsy movie...

RotS

May. 25th, 2005 11:52 pm
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I guess this sums my feelings best...

The trailers were pretty good though.
War of the Worlds looks pretty good actually. Good effects and an interesting looking story...
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe looks very very good. The trailer was very stirring and reminded me a bit of LotR in many ways. Definitely one to watch...
Batman Begins... What can I say, for me this is the movie of the year. The one I've been waiting for. I'd quite frankly rather have watched the batman trailers back to back for two hours than this trainwreck. In this trailer we got a brief shot of The Scarecrow as well.
The Fantastic Four looks like it could go either way. It's either gonna be an absolute humdinger of a super hero movie or an absolute stinker, but let's face it, I'm still gonna see it in the cinema :)
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Pretty high on the list of things that amuse me are guys who are so vain, that they try to lift weights that are far too heavy for them and as a result drop the weight on their own face.
Well, that'll teach him not to try to do dumbbell chest presses with a dumbbell so heavy that he needed a friend's help lifting it and couldn't even do one bloody rep with it.
Muppet.
If you can't do a single rep, the weight is too heavy. He's lucky he didn't tear a muscle.
I kinda saw them try from a distance and moved a bit closer to help if needed. Saw they were muppets and decided they needed to learn their lesson.
They deserved it as well for not clearing the weights away they were done.
Oh yeah, I guess they were too heavy for them to move away :)
Oh well, at least I was entertained while I gave my shoulders a good work-out.
Also, I am no longer stationed at Lehman Brothers and will be attending an interview at RBoS tomorrow. So anyone who has my work address at Lehman, don't bother using it as I won't see any e-mails sent to me there.

Other than that, the last week has been reasonably quiet and uneventful.

Viking training on Sunday was good and fun. It was bloody hot and we all had a good time with no bruises worth mentioning.
I also put an order in for a Scram (A type of long knife) which I can use as a secondary weapon. I just need to get an axe as well now.
Once I have the axe I'll obviously learn how to use that. And once that's accomplished, I'll start using them two handed. Mmmmm

I'm currently watching National Treasure which is a very entertainign little action movie. Not too deep, just a good yarn. I'll definitely recommend seeing it.
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So, this week has come and gone and it's been OKish.
Work was boring, but I've been studying, so it's all good.
Friday I went to see [livejournal.com profile] camillat + SO and saw DVDs from the old country and ate foodstuffs from the fatherland. Also saw Bill Bailey for the first time. Very amusing.
Found my housemate sitting on the steps to our house when I came home as she had forgotten her keys when she left in the morning. Giggle.

Saturday I worked from 8 to 17:30. Ouch.
Then Cinema.
Attendees: [livejournal.com profile] purple_jo, [livejournal.com profile] walkingwhale and Jaqc.
Movie: Elektra
Verditct: OK - Worth seeing, but don't expect a fantastic, deep and meaningful movie. It's far better than Daredevil though, but that wouldn't take much anyway.
I am, however, really looking forwards to the directors cut as that might fill in some of the plot holes I noticed.
Also, the IMDB messageboards for Elektra is a hotbed of bitchiness and quite amusing :)
Sunday was gym day. Mmmm, gymming on Sundays is definitely a good idea. the place was deserted and all the equipment was available with no waiting. Excellent.
And I can nearly pull myself up. This is a great step forwards for me as I have never been able to do that before. And since I weigh 105kg (16 Stone) it's hardly easy.
Afterwards swordfighting, which was fun. [livejournal.com profile] purple_jo and [livejournal.com profile] walkingwhale came along and seemed to like it, so they will probably come along again, and they will try to drag [livejournal.com profile] penguin_worship along.
And now, bed :)

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