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Yellow, Superman Returns
I like to know if someone is reading my journal - whether you regularly hang around LJ or not. Maybe you know me from real life? Or somewhere else online? Maybe you've just friended me (or even defriended me on LJ - though I hope not) Say hello, criticise, ask a question, make a statement - whatever it is -this is the post to click the comments button below and and get typing on the keyboard.

thanks :)

PS. no hating please. Life's too short.

Henry Cavill...

Superman Symbol
So Henry Cavill has been cast as Clark Kent/Superman for Zack Snyder's movie. A Brit! Wasn't expecting that.

I've seen him in The Count Of Monte Cristo which is a movie I quite like, other than that... I got nothing. I am mulling it over...

P.S. Proper update soon. I have neglected this place. You've missed nothing from me really, honest. What have I missed here?

Movies 2010

Big Train
Seen at the cinema:

Up In The Air
Legion
Freestyle
Capitalism: A Love Story
Shutter Island
Green Zone
Kick Ass
Iron Man
Robin Hood
The Karate Kid
Inception
Toy Story 3
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
The Other Guys
The Social Network
Conviction
Womb

Burke & Hare

Trailer:



Wasn't sure what to expect of this because I have to admit the trailer did not have me laughing out loud. Happy to say the movie did though. :) There are some misses but there is something quite charming about the whole film. Also, more guest stars than you can shake a stick at. Paul Whitehouse nearly stole it for me. And I loved Ronnie Corbet. And am sure Spaced fans - Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Michael Smiley - yay! will enjoy seeing them all on the big screen. My favourite bit - Pegg's final scene - will say no more, its one of those that works best the first time you see it :) Also the slightly rhetorical tone of Pegg's or rather Burke's "speech" reminded me of this Big Train sketch:

Tickets, and more tickets

Take That
I was hoping by now I'd know if I'd managed to get tickets to next year's San Diego Comic Con. They were supposed to go on sale yesterday - but guess what? Too many geeks attempting to get tickets crashed the server and so now the sales have been postponed. Very frustrating. As sad as this will sound I actually took a day off work knowing tickets were meant to go on sale and that if I was determined to go I'd have to act fast and get them on the day. Now I have to wait to find out when the new sale date is *sigh* What a waste of a day off work when I could've been doing other things other than being near a computer all day. Grr!

However,it is not all doom and gloom because somehow missy_manic was one of the 1 million people who managed to get tickets to Take That's Progress tour on Friday (on behalf of four of us). I have never seen all the ticket websites crash so quickly! I am just effing excited to be going. I am sure non-Take That fans get sick to death of hearing everyone else go on about them so I'll leave it at that.

Movies 2010


Seen at the cinema:

Up In The Air
Legion
Freestyle
Capitalism: A Love Story
Shutter Island
Green Zone
Kick Ass
Iron Man
Robin Hood
The Karate Kid
Inception
Toy Story 3
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
The Other Guys
The Social Network
Conviction

Womb

Trailer:



Another screening from the BFI London Film Festival. It stars Eva Green and Matt Smith. Yes, that Matt Smith. Some nice performances but this film is WEIRD. Very weird. It attempts to discuss the concept of cloning. A woman (Eva Green) gives birth to a clone of the deceased man she fell in love with. The boy grows up... now what? It gave you something to talk about afterwards that is for sure, I just wasn't sure other than what the point of the film was. It wasn't a romance film exactly, and it wasn't classic sci fi either. Oh, and Hot Fuzz fans, Ralph is played by Peter Wight aka the barman in The Crown at Sandford "We got red. Or, white." That took me out of the movie for a second or two ;)

Movies 2010

Bryan Singer
Seen at the cinema:

Up In The Air
Legion
Freestyle
Capitalism: A Love Story
Shutter Island
Green Zone
Kick Ass
Iron Man
Robin Hood
The Karate Kid
Inception
Toy Story 3
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
The Other Guys
The Social Network

Conviction

Trailer:



Managed to get a London Film Festival screening ticket. Yay! Powerful film based on real events. I love Sam Rockwell - its what made me buy the ticket - he and Hilary Swank make this movie. I wish I had more write about the movie. Minnie Driver also has some great lines and Juliet Lewis too puts in a good performance. It's an inspiring story based on real events so if you like those kind of films, you'll love this.

Movies 2010

Wall-E
Seen at the cinema:

Up In The Air
Legion
Freestyle
Capitalism: A Love Story
Shutter Island
Green Zone
Kick Ass
Iron Man
Robin Hood
The Karate Kid
Inception
Toy Story 3
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
The Other Guys

The Social Network

Trailer:



Great movie. Great performances, great script, great soundtrack. I am on Facebook, but I don't really use it - that gets harder and harder when more people use it as a social tool. This film illustrates exactly why I personally don't like Facebook but I do understand its appeal. And its invention makes for a great film which is exactly what this.

Proud of the BBC

Donna, Doctor Who
"I'm proud of the BBC, at least it doesn't pretend to be free, and its nothing compared to what we'll pay if it goes away..." So true. I will happily pay a license fee forever. I'm not kidding.


Take That - The Flood

Take That


I'm loving this. And I'm very curious to see what it will sound like when the band perform live. Yes Robbie is all over it - was expecting that to be honest. But I like the sound of Robbie and Gary together in this a lot. The production sound seems a little more 'dance' - ish - I like it :D Only thing is, the thunder sound effect at the end - makes me think of that other 90s boy band - East 17 - Thunder LOL! Ahh the 90s - look at it !

Theatre update

L&C, CK
For some reason I've neglected to mention various theatre trips as of late. I'm feeling lazy so here's a list:

1) Play - Clybourne Park (thanks to redderz pointing it out to me). In summary = loved this, both Martin Freeman's performance (in fact everyone's performances), and the screenplay - best thing I've seen in ages (reminded me of National Anthems @ Old Vic a few years back, except the critics didn't like that play as much as they have Clybourne Park) I wrote a mini review on my i heart subtitles blog here. Also note to self - must seek out more of Martin Freeman's work.

2) Play - House of Games. Enjoyed it, good fun, nice twist but not as good as Mamet's own plays even if it is based on a screenplay that he wrote. Shallow reasons behind going. Well shallow and geeky reasons - actor Michael Landes (Jimmy Olsen in season 1 of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) played the male lead:

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See the appeal? ;) I had the chance to speak to him afterwards since I saw him in the theatre bar but chickened out *face palm* In my defense its not like missy_manic didn't feel the same way. I thought I'd got over my teenage crushes *pff!*

3) Musical - Priscilla Queen of the Dessert: The Musical. Love the film, and loved the musical. Great fun, entertaining, and great songs. Yes, camp. What do you expect?! Has the funniest funeral scene I've seen in a musical ever.

4) Plays - Terror Season, Southwark Playhouse:

Country
by April De Angelis. Directed by Hannah Eidinow.

Elaine's husband has died. But does he not live on in the memory? In the things he did? And in the things he is yet to do? In the peaceful seclusion of the country, something is stirring...

The Exclusion Zone
Written and Directed by Mark Ravenhill.

A couple meet online and venture into the countryside, talking about seeing a horror film upon their return to the city. But real-life horror soon descends as their inhibitions unravel.

Reanimator
by William Ewart. Adapted from short stories by HP Lovecraft. Directed by Adam Meggido.


Went to this season last year. Three short plays on the theme of horror. Great venue for it, enjoyed them but not as much as the ones I saw a year ago. I annoying struggled with The Exclusion Zone - so much of the dialogue spoken by actors in the dark I couldn't lip read it damn it! Annoyed because I loved Ravenhill's play and performance in the previous season.

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