turnonmyheels: (Avengers:  Hawkeye)
Went to the movies last night with J. We saw Expendables 2 [even better than the first one! not nearly enough Jet Li though] and The Bourne Legacy a *very* worthy addition to the Bourne universe. I love how it set up new types of Outcomes. They keep tinkering with people and losing control -- it's a great set up for the rest of the franchise. I look forward to more. Lots more.

Fun fact: when I read Avengers fic I mentally picture Hawkeye/Barton as Sean Bean circa Ned Stark but with sunglasses. Before I ever saw the movie I read hundreds of thousands words of fic and that's the mental image I developed. I can't help myself, I've even tried to read with a pic of Jeremy Renner open in another window *as* Hawkeye and mentally I still get Ned Stark with shades. Not unlike when I was reading Harry Potter and accidentally cast the role of Neville Longbottom as Bobby Hill. Now even when watching HP movies when Neville comes onto the scene [except in DH2] he is automatically Bobby Hill. Which, weird seeing a cartoon dude up there with live action.

Brains. What can you do?

So. In a nutshell: Expendables 2 funniest movie I've seen all year. It did let me down on hand to hand combat scenes. There were ... 4 notable ones and other than that it was guns. ::sigh:: I mean, you've got Jean Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, and Chuck Norris all in the same movie, and none of them fight each other? WHAT A WASTED OPPORTUNITY. And yet, hysterical, completely self-aware movie that makes fun of itself and its aging cast. The SOUNDTRACK for the movie is all late 50s early 60s pop music which is what often set off the giggles for me. These guys are old, but they aren't that old.

Bruce Willis did something a bit different with his character and it suddenly hit me that Hollywood has missed out on casting him as Lex Luthor. He should get the opportunity to play Lex. I say that as someone who can't picture anyone except Michael Rosenbaum as Lex.

lalala weekend. thank god.
turnonmyheels: (DC: Black Canary)
Because DC Comics is like, the one company/thing in the world that is *more* fucked up than our government, they waited until after they rebooted their entire freaking line and absolutely RUINED some of the best characters in history *before* they decided to do market research Go Take the Nielson Survey and Tell Them What You Think about The New 52

ION: Saw Drive last night and it was A-MAZ-ING. Best movie I have seen all year. It is terribly mis-marketed. It's not an action movie. It's a noir/thriller/action movie. With a frigging *weird* score. And yet, still completely amazing, unlike The New 52 which is worse than our health care system.

ETA the freaking *trailer* for Dream House scared the snot out of me
turnonmyheels: (TFaTF #2)
Fast Five was everything I thought it would be. If you stayed after the credits to that last scene, it blew every "fic" idea I had out of the water and I'm trying to re-adjust my FF world view. Also, The Rock and Vin Diesel should make about a dozen movies together.

ok, some spoilers )

Thor is with out a doubt my favorite comic book movie EVER. It could be because I've only read a couple issues of the comic and had no pre-conceptions. OR it could be that Keven Branagh is a fan-fucking-tastic director and that the casting was PERFECT.

letters

May. 10th, 2010 03:27 pm
turnonmyheels: (TVD:  Stefan is HUNGRY)
Dear Fanfic Author,

I do not care how good your fic is, if I have to work to find the next part? It will never be read. If you don't conveniently leave a link at the top or bottom for the next chapter or it's not all grouped under one tag? I'm done. And you know what? So is 99.9% of your audience.

Love,
An avid reader

Dear Jon Favreau,

You and your steller cast made gold boullion out of a script that would have otherwise been utter dreckitude. Thank you for Saving Iron Man 2. Also, please to be in front of the camera more often, I've missed seeing you on-screen.

Love,
An avid fan

Dear The A-Team Movie,

Please be as mindless, shiny, and fun as I am expecting you to be. My only wish is that you had cast a female in the role of Face, so we could see another shining example of how fucking insane Dirk Benedict is.

Love,
Someone who is otherwise looking very forward to shirtless Bradley Cooper and the new B.A. Baracus

Dear The Expendables,

It matters not how mind-boggling awful your reality will be, as soon as I see you, you will become my favorite movie of all time.

Love,
Is it August 13th yet?

Dear The Vampire Diaries,

Thank you for bringing Ian Somerhalder into my life. And for being unexpectedly fucking AWESOME. And more importantly than either of those other reasons: for having strong female characters who need neither a man nor saving and can pump you full of vervain all on their own, fuck you very much.

Love,
Is it Thursday yet?
turnonmyheels: (Sons of Anarchy Tara/Jax)
Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] adis723!! I wish you a local girlfriend that's into hair and make up and the Smashbox *and* Sephora holiday cubes.

A few things of note:

1) Did y'all know the Oak Ridge Boys did a cover of Seven Nation Army? It's so fucking awesome I don't even have the words. Yes, I *did* pay my .99 and bought it from itunes

2) I've bought yet more Sons of Anarchy swag. I've got the Reaper hoodie coming soon. Other swag I've accumulated: the Season 1 and 2 extended cds, season 1 DVD, the reaper t-shirt, the t-shirt with Jax riding his bike, and the bandanna. They used to have a Reaper ipod but I don't see it anymore. If I had the bucks I would have been all over that.

You're saying to yourself right now, good GOD that woman is obsessed. You're not wrong either.

3) Last night's Sons finale was just as intense as I knew it would be. I'm still processing it and not really able to talk about it just yet. If you watched the finale and need some shoring up from Sutter, go here and read this article WARNING: complete and total spoilers for finale and some talk of the season 3 arc.

4) Over the weekend I watched the following movies

Ninja Assassin -- for what it was [eye candy martial arts with a hot male lead] I give it an A

Green Street Hooligans -- Charlie Hunnam post UKQAF pre-Sons. You can see the seeds of Jax and it's so cute. His little swagger/strut thing is adorakble

The Wrestler -- I hate that movie. HATE it.

I lied. A couple words about the finale )

Could someone explain what happened to Stahl's face? I remember her being strikingly beautiful in season 1 and this season she looks like she's wearing a Halloween mask.
turnonmyheels: (Huntress)
Iron Man. AWESOME. Laugh out loud funny in places, flawless casting, seamless special effects, nifty scene at the end - go to the bathroom during the credits but come back when you're finished. RDJ looked amazing. It's really surprising considering everything he's done to himself, but there you have it.

Not only did he look amazing, I truly believe he's the only actor in Hollywood that could have elevated that movie from your average comic book adaptation to outright AWESOME.

Trailers: the Dark Knight, Indiana Jones, Narnia, Incredible Hulk - DUDE when they replace guy I don't like with Ed Norton who looks so hot I nearly wet myself? - Speed Racer, probably 1 more but I don't remember what it was.

PSA: TODAY IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! \o/\o/\o/
turnonmyheels: (Default)
Finally! The *perfect* Chuck icon. (icon by [livejournal.com profile] ifoundwonder)

I have experienced "meh" and "so?" "WTFness" over the following episodes:

BSG: Escape Velocity - it had its moments but overall I didn't enjoy it at all

GG: Desperately Seeking Serena - although next week looks to make up for this one

Bones: every single episode since they came back from hiatus. WTF is wrong with Bones?

Smallville: Sleeper - only the dance scene which was very reminiscent of "True Lies" was fit to watch

I have experienced "wow that didn't suck as much as usual" with

SPN: Ghostfacers

And the elusive "OH! MY! GOD! THAT WAS SO FUCKING AWESOME I COULD DIE \o/\o/\o/" goes to:

Friday Night Lights: deleted scenes season 2. So *that's* where all the awesome went last season. I should have known. Seriously, with the exception of That Which Shall Not Be Named every issue I had with last season was resolved in those few minutes.

Smallville: Descent


Movies:

Leatherheads = meh

Forbidden Kingdom = fairy tale with martial arts, drunk Jackie Chan and monkey-king Jet Li. Much to like, not a lot to love.

Paris, je t'aime one of the best "films" I've ever seen.

I bought a laptop. \o/

Today is one of those days I may lose my bike in Spin class. I have running gear ready to go and am already pissed off about it.

It's Memaw's birthday. I guess I should stop not talking to her long enough to give her her present. I didn't buy her a card and I don't feel bad about it at all.

and ... that's everything.
turnonmyheels: (Torchwood #1)
I seem to have fallen head first into a new fandom. YAY!! New characters to discover! New fic! New authors! Meanwhile, I deleted my old delicious account and created a new one which can be found here.

The Breakfast Club

A Lobotomy and Some Tights by Shrift. Brian/Bender NC-17 for sex and drug use Brian and Bender. The lamp, a bong, and Brian really isn't as innocent as he seems even if he hasn't made it with a girl.

Firefly

Different for Girls by [livejournal.com profile] mosca Zoe/Wash, Kaylee. Set at least a year before the pilot episode. Excellent Zoe voice.

Harry Potter

Art


Trust me, just feel (love me) Artist Anon for now. NSFW!! Charlie Weasley/Draco Malfoy. Rimming. Bondage. Blindfold. Tattoo. What's not to love?

Crossover: Sarah Connor Chronicles/Supernatural

Not With a Bang, but With a Whimper by [livejournal.com profile] devilc Derek/Dean. Adult. t's the car that draws his attention to the two guys renting the house next door.

Low-tech. 100% microchip free. Sleek. Black. Dangerous looking.

Sex on wheels.

(Derek loves that car from the moment he first sees it. Which won't happen for a few years, yet, in a manner of speaking.)

So, when it pulls in to the drive and they get out, Derek's knees buckle from the shock of recognition.


and its follow up: Part 2

Sarah Connor Chronicles

Under the City Lies a Heart Made of Ground by [livejournal.com profile] hackthis John, Derek (vague John/Derek) Guns, tattoos, inexplicable compatibility between moms and terminators. It really is a shame that season 1 ended right when the fandom started taking off. I keep hoping for more fic soon, but it doesn't look like that's happening.


Tombstone

Blood and Whiskey by [livejournal.com profile] astolat Wyatt POV. Lovely tone, great voices, you can hear the rhythm of Doc's voice.

Torchwood

As We Mean To Go On by [livejournal.com profile] paperclipbitch Owen/Ianto PG-13 Owen is feeling charitable enough to last four hours before going to Jack and telling him to fire the new guy.

Brothers in Arms by [livejournal.com profile] ninjasnano Ianto, Owen. Humor. "And we both know who's going to have to keep you in brains," Ianto said. His eyes met Owen's, and they snickered. "We've got all those cadavers, though... think you can cope with frozen? Or does it need to be fresh?"

Confessions by [livejournal.com profile] out_there PG-13. Jack talks to his team after the cannibals, everyone has something to confess, except Ianto. Pre-their screwing around.

First Date by [livejournal.com profile] derryderrydown Jack/Ianto, NC-17. Hysterical. No really, I mean it, it's hilarious. Hot.

Dresser by [livejournal.com profile] sam_storyteller Jack/Ianto PG-13 The first time Ianto does it, Jack is startled. Ianto's not exactly one to touch other people voluntarily, doesn't even seem to like to be touched without warning, though his skittishness is more understandable after Lisa. But as Jack rises to follow the others out, Ianto takes down his coat as if he's done it all his life and steps into position and Jack remembers this, his muscles remember and before he can notice what's happening he's moved in front of him and put his arms back, and Ianto has slipped the coat over his shoulders and tugged slightly to settle it.

He turns, gives Ianto a look neither one of them know how to interpret, and then bolts for the door after the others.


Getting to Yes by [livejournal.com profile] technosage Jack/Ianto, mentions of past Ianto/Lisa NC-17
Warnings: Abuse of office furniture. Ianto-esque naming conventions. Boys that won't stop shagging. Now that they've settled into this pattern, how is he to tell Jack that, in all fairness, he thinks Jack ought to let him have a go?

In Service by [livejournal.com profile] technosage Jack/Ianto NC-17 Warnings: Emergent D/s relationship. Delayed gratification. Abuse of stopwatch and probably British English. Dude. Stopwatch porn. What more could you want?

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit by [livejournal.com profile] derryderrydown Jack/Ianto R "You let Ianto fall into the Rift," Jack said, with a level of strained calm that had Owen edging towards the door. "Alright." He took a deep breath. "But you should know that nobody sleeps until we find him. And I'm probably going to fire you all." I love how even though Ianto has no idea who *he* is, he knows Jack.

Timewatching; or, Five Ways Ianto Jones Seduces Captain Jack Harkness by [livejournal.com profile] wildeststranger Jack/Ianto, NC-17. really excellent piece. Subtle and crafty much like Ianto

Twenty things to do in Cardiff when you're dead by [livejournal.com profile] phineyj exactly what the title says. excellent atmosphere, great character piece.

We Lied When We Said That We’d Aired All Our Grievances by [livejournal.com profile] paperclipbitch Owen/Ianto [Jack/Ianto, Jack/Gwen] There's a prequel to this but this can be read alone. I love the voyeuristic aspect. It pleases me muchly. You should read all Paperclipbitch's entries marked Owen/Ianto because they are *divine*.

When The Pieces Fall Into Place by [livejournal.com profile] scribblinlenore Jack/Ianto, Jack/Ianto/Owen NC-17 Owen has a knack for puzzles, or maybe it's more a blinding obsession, but he can't solve Jack and Ianto. Great Owen POV. Not to mention *very* hot, Owen's imagination is a very naughty place to be.

Vid

Papa Don't Preach by [livejournal.com profile] fan_eunice and [livejournal.com profile] greensilver Remember in the pilot when Jack said he'd been pregnant before? Yeah. Hysterical.


Stargate: Atlantis

Twelve Things They (Will Someday) Say in the Pegasus Galaxy by [livejournal.com profile] minnow1212. Gen. This is a chilling read, think of it as the birth of Urban Legends in Pegasus. The Ronon and Teyla one's are especially intense.




*damn* that was a lot of coding.

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