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Jun. 4th, 2006 04:44 pm
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Right. I went to see X-men 3 with the gang last night. What a letdown. Not even that it was bad (which it was) but that it was completely forgettable. Like it couldn't even be bothered to try and live up to the first two. Review, my patented ACME Character-Transplant theory, and what I would have liked to see in this movie )

In conclusion, nice special effects, and overall was not a patch on the other two. Phew. I feel better now, having got that off my chest.

After everyone left last night, I watched ep seven of Dr Who (thanks [profile] cloverfizz!), and have to say, it was rather disappointing too. Not bad, just nothing particularly special. Must have been a night for it.
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Well, the housemate left today. Basically, this means 1) no more yummy food :( and 2) more Internet time for me :) It's weird - I've probably had about a week total alone in this place. Still, I'm being invaded by the raving hordes on thursday, so I won't have much time to get used to it.

As far as real life goes, despite the fact that it is showing an amazing ability to limit my online activities, nothing much is happening. Well, my friends seem to be having a pretty eventful time, but me? Not so much. This is probably a good thing, when I think about it.

Thoughts on V for Vendetta )

Double episode of Supernatural tonight. Or not, since the second one was a repeat. Stupid channel ten. Still, they are partially forgiven, because the new episode had Darla in it. In an ironically similar situation to one she ended up in on Angel, so I spent the episode going "No, don't worry, she can just go to LA and hook up with Angel/Lindsay, and it'll be all good." Guess I kind of missed the poignancy there :)

Random Observation of the Day - You just can't see the Operative the same way when you've heard him singing "I want to be Evil"
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Saw Pride and Prejudice earlier this evening with Bob/ette. I was fairly ambivalent about the movie going in, since the book is my literary equivalent of comfort food, and I love the BBC mini series. I was fairly ambivalent coming out, as well.

Ramblings about the movie )

Believe it or not, I did actually enjoy the movie, when I could stop comparing it to the book. As a period romance, I though it was excellent. As an adaption of Pride and Prejudice, I thought it was OK.

Now, for something completely different - I got my invitation to Graduate in the mail today. Yay! Now I just need to reply - and pass all my units this semester.

And, I bought the new Rasmus cd. Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. Hopefully they stick mostly with the style of 'Dead Letters' rather than reverting to their earlier stuff.

Random Observation of the Day - "Married couples get more radiation from sleeping next to one another than they do from the nuclear industry" - Sir Fred Hoyle
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Finally seen it. And all I can say is - wow.

Ok, that's not strictly speaking true, but a detailed review will have to wait until I have seen it again, and the shock wears off. But it was everything you would expect from Joss Whedon, and the cast delivered brilliantly as well. It haven't felt this way after a movie since Revenge of the Sith. Well, I would have felt like this after Revenge of the Sith, if it had romantic dialogue that made people cheer (yes, they cheered) instead of cringe.

Did I say 'Wow'?

For anyone who reads this and wasn't with us, we got there about an hour early, and there were already people in line. We went to get dinner and then joined the queue. By the time we went in, the line was out the door of the theatre, and there were only a few spare seats in the front row. Very impressive turnout.

Seems like everyone who came enjoyed it, and even the non-fans could follow it, which was good. We had 13 people show up in total, so I was happy. It was also a good chance to catch up with old friends I don't see so often.

So, to everyone who came, thanks, and I hope you had a good time. Now, go see it again, and drag more people with you. If you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for? Go now. Get up, walk away from the computer and towards the movie. It's time everyone found Serenity :)

Oh, and the exam went suprisingly well. All in all, not a bad day.


Sep. 28th, 2005 11:49 pm
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So, tickets are bought and paid for (except for [profile] go_the_brumbies, who hasn't given me a direct answer).

Latest count - 12 people. Not bad, considering only 4 of them had even heard of Firefly before now. The browncoats are slowly converting the world... Resistance is futile. No, wait, different fandom. Scratch that. Can't stop the signal.

Leaving Uni at 5:30, so we should be there by 6 - you know, in time to hang around the theatres for an hour. Don't want to be late. :)

So stoked.

Now all I have to do is pass the test I have between now and then (10am in the morning - I shouldn't even be awake that early!). I hear study helps with that, so I should get back to it.

Edit - Forgot to say that I (and [profile] wolfwarior) watched At the Movies, and Magaret and David gave it 3.5 stars. However, the best part was all the Star Wars comparisons they kept drawing - oh yeah. My kinda movie. And 2 minutes later, Bob/ette rang me to share the news.

Random Observation of the Day - 17 hrs to go...
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Well, looks like we have quite a crowd - 13 people (and counting).

A few more details

Since movie people are slack and hadn't updated their session times on the net, had to resort to ringing - Yes, I know, how very primitive. And that experience went something like this -

Call the number, get told to press 4 for session times. Press 4, then get told to ring another number - their 'Hoyts Hotline'. Hang up, try to ring other number, only to be told that this number is not connected. Ring first number back, press 0 to speak to an operator. Get a 12 year old kid (but at least I'm talking to a human, I suppose). They say ring the hot line for session times. I say it isn't working. They say - Hang on, let me get my supervisor. Get put on hold. For 5 minutes. Get supervisor, who FINALLY manages to give me the times.

The end result is that the session times are 7 and 9:30. We'll aim for the 7.

Oh, and someone who is coming who happens to live across the street from the movies will try and book tickets thursday morning, since we can't do that before the movie is released. Which means I need numbers by around 5 tomorrow, OK?


Sep. 26th, 2005 09:27 pm
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3rd update in one day. A new record for me. If you want to stop your friends lists being full of deep and meaningful messages from me (otherwise known as SPAM), you all need to update more, and drown me out :)

But, to the point -

Just saw ad for Serenity on TV. (I wonder what all the neighbours thought of me squealing like that. LOL.) So very, very cool. Oh, and they have a new Serenity poster up at Hoyts. Mostly River, with Mal and the rest of the gang in the Background. Even Bob/ette, who's never seen an episode of Firefly in her life, thought it was cool (Of course, the Other Sister said "Who's Joss Whedon?" but we all know she should be ignored).

All of which prompted me to get around to posting this. The executive decision about Serenity.

SERENITY PREMIERE - Thursday night

Leaving Uni around 5:30 - 6pm, heading to movies to get tickets for whatever session we can get. Cross fingers one will be available. Would book the tickets, but they aren't taking online bookings at the moment and I remember the hassles trying to get over there to get tickets for Episode III, so this seems like the best plan. And the invitation is good for all you ursies guys too, of course. For that matter, all random persons should drop everything and head out to see Serenity thursday night. The more people, the more money, and the more money, the more chance we have of getting sequels. (On the sequel note - needs $80 mil globally to get a greenlight, according to entertainment weekly.)

So, all I need to know is, who's in?

So far, have definite 'yes' from me, Bob/ette, and [personal profile] wolfwarrior. Wolfie is planning on riding her (new, expensive) motorbike, but if people ask nicely, Bob/ette may have 2 spaces in her car (especially if you are/can be at uni). But I haven't checked that, so don't count on it until you check. Other than that, can't help with the transport situation. Well, unless we all plan on catching the bus. Sorry

Your mission, if you chose to accept it - Comment if you read this post, so I know who I need to chase up about this. Even if you aren't planning on coming, let me know so I don't have to ring you at innapropriate times, 'K?


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