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I need sleep. Like, really, really badly. Like, it's now 3pm, and I've been awake since 8am yesterday on account of, er, doing the Terminator All-Nighter at the Imax last night...

Which rocked, obviously, but seriously? there's a reason I've never pulled an all-nighter for anything before, and it probably has something to do with the fact I was having trouble stringing two words together on the way home this morning, steps were presenting an insurmountable problem (they keep moving!) and I consumed so much caffeine last night/this morning that I now feel seriously icky.

But, ohhhh... all the flicks at once.  That was fun :o)



 

terminator ramblings... )


 

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So: Terminator Salvation.  I've only been waiting... ooh, about a year.  And honestly? I don't get that hyped about particular films so much these days.  The Trek mania didn't really kick off until the reviews came in and the preview day hit.  But T:S was always different...
Well hell.  I adore T1 obsessively, like bits of T2 (when it's not laying on the bombastics), we don't talk about T3 and was really rather fond of T:SCC to the point where I spent a lot of Salvation trying to tie it all into the timelines they set up.

And then both Empire and Total Film kinda liked it, which was encouraging, but hey, tonight was preview night...
Most of it was kinda fun; some of it was incredibly dumb (whole exchanges of dialogue I was just gritting my teeth and praying for them to be over because the wording was awful) and the action sequences were pretty damn awesome. 

ramblings... )
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Of course it's up there with my top films of all time ever, but I'm watching the sublime Amelie on tv again right now, and kinda wishing i could be bothered to get up and put the DVD on instead...

in which there are crappy subtitles )




Odd, too, that last night was the final ep of the Amelie-inspired Pushing Daisies over here...

daisies, daisies, daisies... )
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Heheh.  New Terminator Salvation  trailer decidedly doesn't suck, woohoo!! Not that any of the footage I've seen so far has been worrying, but, new trailer? Super cool. 

And it manages to co-exist beautifully with the TV show, so we get all the angles covered.. I'm a happy bunny.  It looks immense, and dark, and there's a twinge of Dark Knight in there (which can't hurt box office) and yet there's also a lot of bleak, sunbleached skull-crunching warzone stuff.. I'm sold.
And Bryce Dallas Howard, yay! 
From what I can hear, Sam Worthington is sounding slightly Aussie though... It's not impossible in that universe (Jessie's presence got explained a couple of episodes back in Sarah Connor) but I get the impression the character is supposed to be American, unlike Jessie.  Which bugs me, yet again... I also get the impression that some Americans don't recognise Aussie accents, as a lot of them seem to slip through without mention when people are playing Brits/Americans. 
Russell Crowe, especially, can't hold an accent up to save his life these days (seriously, just compare LA Confidential with American Gangster. He's actually worse at keeping the accent up now than before he won the Oscar. Go figure.) .  Melissa George bugged me the whole way through her stint in Alias by sounding ridiculously non-English... and I could go on but it's turning into a bit of a rant now.
Last week was also Franklyn.  Ah, almost, almost, such a great film.  Shame about it being totally batshit crazy. 

spoiler Franklyn stuff )

 

 

more franklyn )lost 5x08 )

 
jencat: (Default)

Heheh.  New Terminator Salvation  trailer decidedly doesn't suck, woohoo!! Not that any of the footage I've seen so far has been worrying, but, new trailer? Super cool. 

And it manages to co-exist beautifully with the TV show, so we get all the angles covered.. I'm a happy bunny.  It looks immense, and dark, and there's a twinge of Dark Knight in there (which can't hurt box office) and yet there's also a lot of bleak, sunbleached skull-crunching warzone stuff.. I'm sold.
And Bryce Dallas Howard, yay! 
From what I can hear, Sam Worthington is sounding slightly Aussie though... It's not impossible in that universe (Jessie's presence got explained a couple of episodes back in Sarah Connor) but I get the impression the character is supposed to be American, unlike Jessie.  Which bugs me, yet again... I also get the impression that some Americans don't recognise Aussie accents, as a lot of them seem to slip through without mention when people are playing Brits/Americans. 
Russell Crowe, especially, can't hold an accent up to save his life these days (seriously, just compare LA Confidential with American Gangster. He's actually worse at keeping the accent up now than before he won the Oscar. Go figure.) .  Melissa George bugged me the whole way through her stint in Alias by sounding ridiculously non-English... and I could go on but it's turning into a bit of a rant now.

Ah, Lost.  lost 5x08 )

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