maveness: (Default)
( May. 9th, 2012 08:02 pm)
I've finally seen The Avengers, so lets do the breakdown (other than "Hulk goooooood").

Avengers spoilers in for the three other people who still haven't seen it )

Overall review - HULK AWESOME! Worth seeing again. Better than the parts leading up to it.
maveness: (WRC - Rat)
( Dec. 20th, 2011 10:59 pm)
OMG, people! The Hobbit! The Hobbit!

I'm sorry, but I'm flailing over here. So shiny.
maveness: (Mears/Vickers - Potential)
( Jun. 24th, 2010 03:00 pm)
1. AARP sent me solicitation mail. I'm 33 years old. My mother, who is now 58, has never received mail from AARP. I'm horribly insulted that this organization can't do basic math based on my birth year.

2. Trying out Fringe, but right now, it's just not catching with me. I feel like it looks like something I'd like, there are things about it I should like, but the parts just aren't adding up quite. Right now, the only thing that's keeping me watching is Charlie. Something about the character and actor make me want to watch him.

3. SyFy movie featuring Debbie Gibson and Tiffany FTW!!!!.

4. I have my washing machine and it is sooooo pretty. Sadly, I have only done one load of laundry since I have to air dry the clothes.
maveness: (True Blood - Eric)
( Dec. 7th, 2009 01:17 pm)
I'm watching Penelope right now, and you know, I have to say, the lead male is just...not doing it for me. He's not horrible, but when your leading male has scenes with Peter Dinklage, well, it's obvious who the more compelling actor is. I wish Peter Dinklage had gotten that leading male role instead.
maveness: (Dean - Impala Love)
( Dec. 4th, 2009 09:15 am)
Watched The Christmas Cottage last night.

1. Padlock is kind of skinny.

2. It's almost a game to try and identify everyone in this movie. Why, it's Bull! From Night COurt! Etc.

3. Peter O'Toole scared the crap out of me.

4. The rest of the movie was complete and utter sugar overload.
maveness: (King)
( Feb. 13th, 2009 05:57 pm)
Oh, for those of you who may be considering Friday the 13th and aren't sure, I would be a bad person if I didn't mention that the dude from The Sentinel is in it.
maveness: (Evil)
( Feb. 13th, 2009 04:38 pm)
Let's discuss Friday the 13th. Because horror movies starring Winchester's always fun!

If you're not planning on seeing this movie, I fully encourage you to click on the cut. *g*

Spoiler cut time! )

And this has nothing to do with Jared, but if you hate Tom Cruise also spoilery. ) If you like Jamie McMurray, though, not so much.
maveness: (Default)
( Jan. 19th, 2009 03:35 pm)
The itching is starting. The snow weather that is not snow is coming!


My sister bought her wedding dress yesterday. We are pleased to report that she managed to find one that she loves, fits her desires (all of them), fits her fiance's desires, and only cost $144. With garment bag.

Combine that with the fact that one of my personal dresses may become my bridesmaid dress and this is turning out great!


Read a review of My Bloody Valentine that picked on Jensen for what basically was "not playing Dean". For real. Because the character wasn't Dean and was much more traumatized/emotionally stunted/quiet in a traditional way, this was Jensen's fault for not being loud and bombastic.

It wasn't Shakespeare, but damn.
maveness: (Pucker)
( Jan. 18th, 2009 07:26 pm)
My Bloody Valentine

Non-spoilery commentary regarding movies that star Jensen Ackles.

1. If you cast Jensen as your lead, refrain from using heavy make-up that keeps us from seeing his freckles.

2. If you cast Jensen as your lead and plan on having any gratuitous horror film nudity, please provide some equality and give us naked Jensen.

3. If you cast Jensen as your lead and you're doing a movie in 3D, please, for the love of all that is holy, back off the close ups. I know. But they actually made me dizzy. 20 feet of pretty is just a wee bit much.

Also, one bit of commentary regarding MBV - I want the fic where Dean and Sam see the movie and provide commentary. Must include Dean saying spoiler cut )
maveness: (Away)
( Jan. 8th, 2009 07:52 pm)
Movies That Must Be Seen

Two movies that you all must immediately get via Netflix or whatever your normal means are:

1. Orca: The Killer Whale: Possibly the funniest supposed serious movie I've seen ever. There are no words to describe the hilarity of a rampaging killer whale taking revenge because his mate and baby were killed. Oh, and it bites of Bo Derek's leg!

2. Trailer Park of Terror: Rednecks. Zombies. Trace Adkins is the devil. The soundtrack is kinda sorta awesome. There is nothing bad about this movie! (Well, so far. I'm only a third of the way in.)

Up next to watch this week: Gymkata. Because nothing says "Holy cow awesome" like gymnastic martial arts.
maveness: (Dreamboat)
( Nov. 1st, 2008 03:04 pm)
Body Snatchers

This is one seriously freaky, creepy movie. It's good X-Files creepy. I think I need to own this. And dude, Forest Whitaker!

(Now I'm terrified, based on my DVR being weird, that it didn't record the last five minutes. I guess I'll find out shortly.)

ETA: Yep. Lost the last ten minutes. Argh!


Am currently obsessed with Privileged. Downloading and watching, and you know, it's nice to be able to do that. Much easier than watching online.


We had to euthanize two squirrels this morning. They came in last night having been found after a tree had been cut down. I couldn't get them to eat, one had blood in it's mouth, and the other was dragging it's hind legs. It was sad.

Then we had the Forest Gump of squirrels. It may have to be euthanized as well, because it's possibly too dumb to live in the wild on its own. (Seriously, it wasn't scared of me, which freaked me out some, and then it ate food and fell asleep where it had been standing. Let me tell you, when a squirrel just falls over because it fell asleep? It's weird.)

And at 4:15 I'm headed back because we're releasing an owl back into the wild.
maveness: (Default)
( Aug. 29th, 2008 09:39 pm)
Tropic Thunder

Just because it's something that I personally need to know before going to a movie, and I wasn't quite prepared...

Warning: this movie has lots of cussing. Every other word. For real.

And now onto movie with spoilers and stuff )

Overall, found it pretty damn funny, but cut the cussing in half and I'd be fine.
maveness: (Default)
( Aug. 27th, 2008 08:52 pm)
Expert Movie Analysis

So, I just watched the first half of Waitress.

My expert opinion (revealing no spoilers): It's like a Joss Whedon wannabe tried their hand at this century's Steel Magnolias with a dash of Big Fish. And failed. Miserably.

1. I'm sorry, but regardless of what others have said, Andy Griffith is not the shining star of that movie. I've seen Andy do much, much better, and that's considering I hated the Andy Griffith Show and Matlock.

2. The only reason Nathan Fillion isn't horrible in this movie is because he at least knows how to deliver Joss Whedon lines. Sadly, that doesn't mean he can save the horrible dialouge.

3. The opening scene tells you everything you need to know about the movie as a whole. I should have heeded the alarm sirens then.

4. The acting sucked. From people who normally can act. They can't act here. (Except maybe the pasty waitress. And Earl.)

5. I can see the bones of what was attempted, but the movie wasn't put together with a cohesive look or sound (seriously, the music was on CRACK), the writing needed a firm hand to guide it to more of a story and less of a kitschy sound (and I say this as someone who loves Amy Sherman Palladino and Joss Whedon), if they wanted a candy/fantasy look to it it needed to go all out instead of skimming it every once in a blue moon, and they needed to get actors who knew what the hell they were doing with the material. So basically, use real southerners if you want it to be southern, give Nathan Fillion something better to work with (and make him southern because OMG, there's no way he's from CT), edit the hell out of the story and make it sound like there's a chance in hell those people would say those things.

Now to straighten up like crazy, because my laundry is trying to take over my bed. And at some point I need to do something about kickball. *sigh*
Jason Statham + NASCAR

I am a kind, kind person. For I am sharing with you all the news that there is a very, very important movie that must be seen. When it comes out, it'll be a "must see", a "can't miss".

Quite frankly, it'll be the best worst movie you've ever seen and really, who wants to miss out on that?

I'm talking about Death Race.

Watch the trailer here and squeal with glee.

Jason Statham

Joan Allen

Ian McShane

Tyrese Gibson

Did I mention that Jason Statham plays a former NASCAR driver? ([ profile] zeplum, breathe hon. I know. It's like all our dreams that we didn't know we could dream come true. *g*)

(This movie's plot is completely revealed in the trailer. Who cares, though? Because Jason Statham and Tyrese and Joan Allen and NASCAR, all in one spot. That right there means plot is not even needed.)

X-Files Movie

I watched every episode of that show. Saw every season. Every second, in fact. And I knew the mythology until the end and had no problems with it (I never got confused - no, really). I've since given over that portion of my brain to NASCAR factoids, but really, if you could keep track of the mythology after season five, you were doing good.

I still have next to no clue what happened in the movie. *g*

Mulder and Scully and their interaction was faboo. Brent Spiner Billy Connelly was awesome. That one moment that everyone who's seen it knows about? Awesome.

But man, that plot was a mess. I had a sub-story I'd have cut out, then I'd have kicked Chris Carter into amping up the energy some (because the thing was seriously freaking slow). I'd have recast the other two FBI agents (because I had the feeling we were supposed to think Amanda Peet had some chemistry or something with Mulder, and Xzibit was supposed to have something to do other than glower). Okay, I'd have kept the rest of the cast the same, but yeah. Those two would have added something to the pacing. (And I'll say now, I'd recast with Gina Torres and Nathan Fillion. Because Gina can portray the kind of spark and inner strength that was needed for...moments. And Fillion knows how to glower properly and look forboding without being wallpaper.)

All in all, not the movie I was expecting for the plot. The relationship side (how they all interacted with one another) worked for me, but not the plot.

ETA: Spoilers in comments
Saw The Dark Knight. Am v. v. tired.

Spoiler cut )
1. Seeing "The Dark Knight" at midnight. Why yes, I am insane. Am anticipating being comatose for much of tomorrow. Am also anticipating taking a nap as soon as I get home and have had a shower.

2. Date tomorrow night. We're going to a local track.

3. Volunteering on Saturday for 6 hours, which means total and complete exhaustion afterwards.

4. After volunteering (and all of Sunday should they want me) is dedicated to [ profile] tenel being in town. For however long she's in town. Cause Bubbles and I have no clue. *g*

5. Next week will be the week of not being able to get up because I'll be that tired. Hee.
1. Saw The Terminator for the first time this weekend. You know, I really, really liked it. A lot. They stayed simple and didn't try to over-complicate. Also, I miss badass Arnold S. He really was an imposing figure in his prime.

2. What would you do if a 75 pound wheel came flying at you? Victory dance, that's what! Cause who doesn't have ten things they could do with that thing? Coffee table. Planter. Clock.

3. Watched the reunion show of Flavor of Love 3 last night because I was bored, and can I's so wrong to feel bad for someone who goes on reality TV to find love. And yet, I wanted to punch Flav so hard for the way he treated Thing 2. She's been the first woman I've seen on a reality dating show that was actually in to the guy for HIM. She was sweet. And quite honestly, if he was going to let her down, he shouldn't have done so in front of everyone AND kissed her like that. (Also, the whole thing about keeping the family together is bull in this instance. Normally I'd be with him, but he's a little too free and easy with the ladies for him to be legit.)
maveness: (NASCAR - Away)
( Apr. 21st, 2008 09:12 am)

I was expecting it to rain frogs at one point yesterday. The penny-sized hail and funnel cloud (plus absolute deluge with the rain) were more than enough, but really, with the way it was going? Frogs were next.


My family finally "celebrated" my birthday yesterday. Apparently being in my 30s (not just 30, but into the 30s) means the advent of really crappy gifts.

From parents: a plain light blue t-shirt that's a small. (I haven't been able to wear a small anything in a very long time.)

From grandparents: a cute card and $20. (That's pretty normal.)

From aunt and uncle: a night light. (Yes, a night light. I still don't understand.)

From sister: will know later today, as she forgot it, but that's to be forgiven as it was a weird day in which I had to open presents out of sight of other people. Long story.

Racing and Women

DANICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Danica won her first race!


I got four scenes into "No Country For Old Men" and realized it's one of those movies you have to be in the mood for. And I wasn't in the mood. Sadly, the other movie I have to watch is "3:10 to Yuma", and something told me that was probably going to be in the same vein as the other one. (Mainly because my mood was angling toward comic book superheroes.)


Tagged by [ profile] batmite

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

7 Songs I'm Listening To, And A Bonus )

Tagging: [ profile] pmgoose, [ profile] bubblesbrnaid, [ profile] sullivanlane, [ profile] allpurposegirl, [ profile] deifire, [ profile] roguewords


Finally, finally found jeans that were 100% cotton and barely fit my butt. They're trouser style jeans, but hey, they're a dark wash (almost impossible to find right now where I'm at), they're not distressed, and they stay above my butt when I sit. (But barely. They're super low rise. If it wasn't so hard to find 100% cotton, I'd have held out for a mid rise.)
maveness: (Music - Trisha Yearwood)
( Mar. 3rd, 2008 02:43 pm)
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I'm planning on being radical the next time I get my hair cut. I'm going to chop off a good portion of my hair, at least to shoulder level, if not mid-neck. I'm also going to set up an appointment for my hairdresser to dye my hair back to its natural color (which I haven't seen since I was...22?). With maybe a few highlights that are subtle enough that they can grow out without being obvious.

Basically, I've decided that I need to give my hair a rest by not dying it for a year and by letting the dead portions get cut off. My hair is fried half the time and needs a break.

I'm so annoyed by my hair right now (mainly due to not having found a hair style that really makes me happy as it's growing out) that I'm almost tempted to just chop it all off. Except there's no way in HELL I'd be able to handle that for long. (I'd kill to be able to pull off Elisha Cuthbert's short hair. But I have a strong jaw and don't feel like looking like a man.)

What I hate the most is that I can't do anything that's chin length because of my strong jaw. I can't do anything short because of my strong jaw. I can't do anything that's too strong with bangs...because of my high forehead. My face shape limitations are annoying as hell. And then top it all with my hair type being wavy, which is great and ideal except when it's humid, but it means I can't do any stick straight styles...and yeah, I get annoyed easily because finding a hair style is hard.


Oh, and Spiral is on my Netflix queue because Amber Tamblyn + Zachery Levi + Tricia Helfer = AWESOMENESS. Seriously, add those people together and tell me how any movie with all of them couldn't be awesome.


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