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Oct. 27th, 2013

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HOW DID I MISS THAT TODAY IS/WAS DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME*? THAT'S ONLY MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR! I've been feeling yucky and weird all day though so it's a bit of a waste and bad timing, but on the other hand I've been living on Internet/USA-time lately anyway (=going to bed at 4am and not giving a shit - because if I did live in the US it would only be like 10pm which is super-early, so ergo, ipso facto, QED, carpe diem: I go to bed super-early! LOGIC!) so I guess it isn't as important of a holiday as it used to be.

*Don't freak out - we get it earlier than some countries.


Haven't seen any TV worth commenting on since Thursday - Arrow (really liking this season) and American Horror Story (Madam LaLaurie watching the news - best scene of 2013? Top 5 atleast, that's for sure!) - but I have watched a bunch of movies:

No One Lives:
Weeeeird, kind of confusing, not good.


Evil Dead:
Turned it off, too gross even for me (I can deal with gore, I can deal with one, maybe two, pukey scenes, but gorey pukey scenes almost non-stop? Nooooope.), and a lot gloomier than I expected. I mean, when the description says "a group of young people go to a remote cabin and get trapped with something evil" (or something to that effect) I was not expecting it to be a DIY rehab situation. FALSE ADVERTISING, YO.
I ended up rewatching The Emperor's New Groove as a palate cleanser though, so it wasn't a total waste. Still my favorite movie, still know all the lines. No touchy! Llama face! Wrong leveeeer! <3


Resident Evil: Retribution:
Hooboy, this was a huuuuge mess. These movies have been getting increasingly ridiculous (I loved the first 2) and this was just too much, too messy - all glossy surface with little to no plot. Like, I love watching badass girls kicking ass as much as the next person but I need some kind of context and plot to follow. I did love seeing all the old characters/actors from the first movies though, that was fun.


Iron Man 3:
Yep, finally saw this, 40 billion years after everyone else. It was good, but looooong (never do an action movie as your second feature - lesson learned), and it probably would have been better if I hadn't seen all the scenes out of order already courtesy of Tumblr (this was actually the motivation that finally made me investigate this "blacklisting" thing I'd heard about). I loved that Pepper got to kick ass too, Tony Stark remains the badassest and best, sky remains blue, etc etc obvious opinions.
However, I took the most delight in the small details, like how William Sadler has worked himself all the way up to POTUS from lowly sheriff of Roswell where I first encountered him, and then, very briefly, another smalltown sheriff investigating weirdness and being unaware his son pals around with non-humans flashed by (hi Linden Ashby!), and I got to picture them having coffee at a diner and complaining/competing which town has it worse. And Grainger from NCIS is the shady VP who turns out to be evil - shocker.

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nrgburst
Oct. 27th, 2013 07:08 am (UTC)
Hahaha I watched Iron Man 3 a few weeks ago for the first time- I'm almost always late to the fandom party! LOL

I really like how far Tony's character has come from the original IM, but I wonder what he's going to do in the new Avengers film now that he's reactor-less.
dotty
Oct. 27th, 2013 12:37 pm (UTC)
I actually loved that they took that away, I felt like the whole point of that was that HE'S Iron Man, not the suit or the reactor or the gadgets - he's not one of those superheroes that has alteregos: he's both Tony Stark and Iron Man equally and neither is in the shadows or any less than the other. So I expect he'll rebuild his suits, because he can do that and make it work without the reactor, and even if he doesn't he's proven he can be useful without the suit, both in terms of kicking ass and because he's a genius.
nrgburst
Oct. 27th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, I agree. But if he's explicitly blown up his suits for Pepper, I don't know how he can renege on that without looking like an asshole. LOL Wouldn't mind him more in a Nick Fury role masterminding stuff, but he's the only Avenger who can really fly.
i_love_freddie
Oct. 27th, 2013 06:25 pm (UTC)
I've not seen any of those movies, but two of them I was considering buying. Maybe I'll wait and see if I can pick them up really, really cheaply at some point - they don't really sound worth buying new.
tellshannon815
Oct. 30th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
I had remembered daylight saving this weekend (I'm in the UK) but my phone still conspired against me anyway - I set it to change the time by itself, but what I didn't realise was that it didn't work with the alarm, even though I'd set it for 8.30 it went off at 7.30 and I didn't realise until I actually got up.
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