Olympus Has Fallen

This movie is not nearly as silly as I thought it would be. Which is not to say that it isn’t silly. It is, wonderfully so. It’s an action movie where large portions of the White House get alternately shot up and blown up, and where they randomly make up super secret military technologies just ...

In which I have a gleeful girlnerd explosion over Pepper Potts 6

In which I have a gleeful girlnerd explosion over Pepper Potts
I had a minor nerd explosion this morning over Iron Man 3. Let me explain why. I’m going to go ahead and put this under a cut (…hopefully that works for LJ/DW) because if you’ve buried yourself in a box and are avoiding everything to do with the movie (including trailers and TV spots) then this ...

Jeremy Irons and His Valiant Attempt at a Southern Accent

Short title: Beautiful Creatures This film was a study in brave actors, several of whom weren’t even from the US, attempting a southern accent for an entire movie with varying levels of success. Emma Thompson gave it an excellent go while simultaneously chewing scenery. Jeremy Irons pretty much passed just on the strength of being Jeremy ...

Warm Bodies 3

No movie has any right to be this cute. Seriously. Also, I know there are only something like five people left in the US that haven’t seen this movie. Mike and I were numbers six and seven. And it sure took our majorly disappointing day and made things feel all good again. R and M are ...

Life of Pi

Finally, finally I got to see this movie. I promised myself that I would after I finished writing the introduction to my thesis, but then there was the apartment hunting trip and shitting myself over getting my novella written and whoops Christmas, so it didn’t happen until now. Worth the wait. And despite the fact ...

Django Unchained

I can’t think of the last time I saw a move with this much controversy around it, which ranges from Spike Lee’s criticism of the movie making light of the horrors of slavery to conservatives predictably freaking the fuck out about the bit in the movie (and Jamie Foxx later joking about it) where Django points out that getting ...

Les Miserables

Goddamnit, Anne Hathaway. Must you punch me in the heart and make me cry in every one of your scenes? This movie has some amazing things going for it. Namely, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. They really make the movie with beautiful singing and intense emotion. I’ve seen Les Mis on stage before, and Fantine ...

Liveblog of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

So apparently this is a thing. Which I have been lucky enough to find on British television at 0200, and how can you say no to cannibal Santa Claus? We join our show, already in progress. Any mistakes in detail, please forgive because it’s early in the morning and the movie is subtitled in English ...

Catching up on movies or: My swanky trans-Atlantic flight

This was one of the most relaxing trans-Atlantic flights I’ve ever been on. The Lufthansa flight to Berlin may still beat it, but that’s mostly because the stewardesses gave me a beer every time the drinks cart went by on that one, so I was feeling pretty good the whole time. This flight on BA, ...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I wish I could say I came out of this movie with my concerns about the book being split into a trilogy assuaged. I really do. I’m afraid not. I’m left wondering why this needed to be a trilogy of nearly three hour movies, and not, say, a two parter. It definitely needed to be ...