* The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that… he’s gone! – The Usual Suspects * I take away his weapon. Both of them. – Sin City * I aim to misbehave. – Serenity * Gentlemen! You can’t fight in here! This is the war room! – Dr. Strangelove * One Ring to Rule Them All. One Ring to Find Them. One Ring to Bring Them All and In The Darkness Bind Them - LOTR * The hell I send him to is gonna seem like Heaven after what I’ve done to him – Sin City * Tonight we dine in hell! – 300 * He’s not the Messiah. He’s a very naughty boy! – Life of Brian * We must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil, which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men. – The Boondock Saints * Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. – FOTR * There's no hope for us here, there is only death. – The Fountain * Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward. – X-Men * We’re gonna need a bigger boat – Jaws * From the ashes, a fire shall be woken. A light from the shadow shall spring. Renewed shall be blade that was broken. The crownless again shall be king. – ROTK * Love. You can know all the math in the 'Verse, but take a boat in the air you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells ya she's hurtin' 'fore she keens. Makes her home. – Serenity * Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. – FOTR * Man's reach exceeds his imagination! – The Prestige* Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain or simply a new species of humanity fighting for their share of the world? Either way it is a historical fact: Sharing the world has never been humanity's defining attribute. – X2 * How, in the name of Zeus's butthole, did you get out of your cell? – The Rock * When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk – The good, the bad and the ugly * Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country – Patton * I'm just God's sock puppet, ok? He shoves his hand up my ass and words come out the other end. – Jeremiah * Oh, it's not so surprising really. Mankind has always feared what it doesn't understand. Well, don't fear God, Senator, and certainly don't fear me. Not any more. - X-Men * She doesn't quite chop his head off. She makes a Pez dispenser out of him. – Sin City * Why when I talk about faith, do you always assume I'm talking about God? – Serenity * You are a God among insects, never let anyone tell you different. X2 * Every shadow no matter how deep is threatened by morning light. – The Fountain * And Shepherds we shall be For thee, my Lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from Thy hand Our feet may swiftly carry out Thy commands. So we shall flow a river forth to Thee And teeming with souls shall it ever be. In Nomeni Patri Et Fili Spiritus Sancti. – The Boondock Saints * When an individual acquires great power, the use or misuse of that power is everything, will it be used for the greater good or will it be used for personal or destructive ends? Now this is a question we must all ask ourselves. – X3 * Deadly little Miho. She won't let you feel a thing unless she wants you to. She twists the blade. He feels it. – Sin City * Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you. – FOTR * Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. This job goes south, there well may not be another. So here is us, on the raggedy edge. Don't push me, and I won't push you. Dong-luh mah? – Serenity * Mutants are not the ones mankind should fear. – X-Men * No parent should have to bury their child. – The Two Towers * It's time to prove to your friends that you're worth a damn. Sometimes that means dying, sometimes it means killing a whole lot of people. – Sin City * How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold. – ROTK * How does it look from there Charles? Still fighting the good fight? From here it looks like they're not playing by your rules. Maybe it's time to play by theirs! – X2 * Secrets are not my concern. Keeping them is. – Serenity * We're sorta like 7-Eleven. We're not always doing business, but we're always open. – The Boondock Saints * There is no promise you can make that I can trust. - The Two Towers * That there is one damn fine coat you're wearin'. – Sin City * I will bring you hope, old friend. And I ask only one thing in return: don't get in my way. We are the future, Charles, not them! They no longer matter! – X-Men * People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome. – Serenity * We will send you to whatever god you wish. – The Boondock Saints * The closer we are to danger, the farther we are from harm. – The Two Towers * This "dorky-looking helmet" is the only thing that's gonna protect me from the real bad guys. – X2 * The man stole my life. I steal his trick. – The Prestige * Hell's waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you're here. – Sin City * I don't want to be in a battle. But waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse. – ROTK * You of all people know how fast the weather can change. – X3 * And after I pull off that miracle, maybe I'll go punch out God. – Sin City * I can avoid being seen if I wish, but to disappear entirely, that is a rare gift. – FOTR * Put a bullet to me. Bullet in the brain pan. Squish. – Serenity * You homo sapiens and your guns. – X-Men * Charlie Bronson's always got rope. – The Boondock Saints * Freedom is not free, that it comes with the highest of sacrifices. The price of blood. – 300 * Half of writing history is hiding the truth. – Serenity * I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad. – Sin City * It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to. – FOTR * There is no land of tolerance. There is no peace. Not here, or anywhere else. – X-Men * Come back with your shield, or on it. –300 * I am a leaf on the wind - watch how I soar. – Serenity * I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are an evil. – ROTK * Thanks for having me and my irresponsible child over your house. – Juno * Most people will never know anything beyond what they see with their own two eyes. – X2 * I'll cut you in ways that'll make you useless to a woman. – Sin City * Give them nothing! But take from them everything! – 300 * You would drink, too, if you knew the world half as well as I do. – The Prestige * Mr. Laurio, never trust a beautiful woman. Especially one who's interested in you. – X2 * It's okay to leave them to die. – Serenity * Jesus, I'm tired. I'm so fucking tired. You know how tired I am? If a girl came up to me and begged me to fuck her, I couldn't do it. That's how tired I am. – Little Miss Sunshine * In chess, the pawns go first. – X3 * Do you know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. You can look it up later. – Serenity * Can't you read my mind? What now? Save the girl? You'll have to kill me, Charles. And what will that accomplish? Let them pass that law and they'll have you in chains with a number burned into your forehead. – X-Men * Doctors are sadists who like to play God and watch lesser people scream. – Juno * A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to. – FOTR * You know all those dangerous mutants you hear about in the news? I'm the worst one. – X2 * Go tell the Spartans, passerby, that here by Spartan law, we lie.- 300 * I am on nobody's side, because nobody is on my side. – The Two Towers * Mankind is not evil, just... uninformed. – X-Men * All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. – FOTR * Because only Spartan women give birth to real men. - 300 * Don't lecture me about war. This already is a war. – X2 * I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you! – ROTK * Now you're looking for the secret, but you won't find it because you're not really looking. You don't really want to know the secret. You want to be fooled. – The Prestige * You should've killed me when you had the chance! – X2 * The fate of the world will now be decided. – The Two Towers * Have you ever tried... not being a mutant? – X2 * Don't leave me here alone. Don't go where I can't follow. – ROTK * If you wanna to shoot me, shoot me! – X2 * There's no strength left in the world of men. – FOTR * Too much iron in your blood. – X2 * I'm glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things. – ROTK * I'm fed up saving your ass. I'm amazed you made it past puberty. – The Rock * If we die, you die. – X2 * Men? Men are weak. – FOTR * I need to know that it's possible that two people can stay happy together forever. - Juno * There never was much hope. Just a fool's hope. – ROTK * No one cares about the man in the box, the man who disappears. – The Prestige * Let's hunt some Orc. – FOTR * I'm already pregnant, so what other kind of shenanigans could I get into? – Juno * The days are growing darker. – ROTK * The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and that before this battle is over, even a god-king can bleed. - 300 * I do not fear death. – ROTK * There's two kinds of people in this world, there's winners and there's losers. Okay, you know what the difference is? Winners don't give up.- Little Miss Sunshine * I am no man! – ROTK *
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Captain tightpants is back!
Nathan Fillion in the new promo for "Drive".
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Looks like it could be a cool show, I am defenetly checking it out when it starts up.
Norwegian insurance ad:
Is it weird that I want that little baby mouse? It's kind of cute in a ugly way... the E.T. effect.
Wolverine (AKA:Logan) has a past that could change the fate of the X-Men forever.
You know you're obsessed with Supernatural when..
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Can't blame him, that's pretty much how we felt when we wtepped into this house for the first time.
We'll be moving out sometime in the middle of January. So at least I'll get a final christmas here, very pleased about that.
I need new icons... think I'll delete all the ones I have and start fresh.
isil80 came by in the afternoon. We just took it easy, my mom isn't feeling to good so we sat with her for a while just talking. Afterwards we headed up to my room and watched 'X-Men: The Last Stand'. I've had time to think about the film, and though it doesn't come close to the greatness of the first two I refuse to blame Brett Ratner for that. It's still a fun ride, and it's tried to hold on to what the first two did, it just doesn't do it as nicely as they did. Hard to explain. I know this film will end up in my DVD collection at some point, but there's no rush.
After the movie we just sat talking, was very nice. We watched two episodes of "Angel" I wanted to show her Joss Whedon as Numfar, but we ended up watching two eps; "Through the Looking Glass" & "There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb". Was fun. I love Numfar and his dance, so brilliant.
After isil80 left I just took it easy, been going through my flist.
Tomorrow it looks like there'll be a trip to the cinema with beluga and isil80, to see 'Little Miss Sunshine'. Will be much fun.
And let's not forget; I'll finally get to see episode 2 of "Supernatural".
Now new addition of the Norwegian artists, just links to the old ones: ( Part 1 ) ( Part 2 ) ( Part 3 ) ( Part 4 ) ( Part 5 ) ( Part 6 ) ( Part 7 )
Been working really hard on those X3 icons, got 258 bases to do something with. Yeah, I went a bit crazy there, lol.
Have been doing stuff around the house, being all housy and stuff. Think I'm doing okay. Hehe.
Sunday was pretty dead, son't really remember much of what I did, went to the shop and bought milk and pasta, oh the things I saw on that quest. In the evening I was online chatting. Watched 'Ella Enchanted' It's a very simple movie, but I enjoy it. After the film I ended up discussing Supernatural with ajali, how the guys relate to eachother, and how the boys are with their father and vice versa. Another reason I love the show, so much depth and possibilities for discussion.
Yesterday kind of went quickly. Didn't do much during the day. Going through my flist, and doing stuff around the house. In the evening I drove into the city and met up with beluga, we headed over to the rental place and had a look around. None of us were really inspired to pick out a movie, usually when we go in we find so many we have to cut it down. Yesterday we just walked through the place having no clue. She asked me if there was anything we missed in the cinema, and all I could come up with was 'Saw 2', I didn't think they had it in, but beluga found it. Not far from it, they had 'Jarhead' too, which was one of those movies we kind of wanted to see, but weren't sure, but we got it anyway.
Stopped on the way back for some goodies, and settled in for some movie magic. We started with 'Jarhead'. And I have to say I really liked it, and that's saying a lot as I usually can't stand war movies. However I really liked this one, maybe because it was more about the people than the war. The cinematography was wonderful, really stunning. The actors all did a wonderful job. How did this movie or it's actor not get any kind of Oscar nomination? I know the film fared better outside the US than in the US, I kind of get it as it doesn't really show a positive view of the american army, but come on, it's not like we believe all the propaganda stuff either. Long story short, I really enjoyed this film, and it might actually end up in my DVD collection at some point.
Afterwards we threw 'Saw 2' in the DVD player. I had expectations to this film, as I really like the first one, but it didn't quite hit the same level as the first. I liked the idea of the setup, but I didn't feel the same kind of dread and uneasyness as during the first one. I was stressed, but it never quite managed to peak. The revelation at the end didn't grab me like in the first one. However I did enjoy it, it works well as a scary movie, I might actually say it would have benefitted from being a bit longer, letting us know a little more about the victims.
After the films, beluga and I just sat talking was nice. It's not long till we go to Poland so we discussed a little bit about stuff we could do while we are there. Will be loads of fun, yay.
Okay, about the cards, apparantly I haven't recieved all the mails, so if you want a card, leave a comment here and e-mail me.
Unless you are one of the following:
lizzy_maxia, va_ronin, trav28, tygerx, starlit_woods, eternalsolace, yeuxdebleu, trek_writer, _krystleklear, anothersadsong, cantusnoctum, lizamarie, violetmist2003 and elvea_aure
Yesterday I drove my parents to the airport. They were leaving for Poland, beluga and I will follow on the 11th of July. They were very exited and I can't blame them, think it will be good for them to just be able to relax and not have to think about too much stuff. They had a good trip down, but their luggage was lost, they got it delivered in the evening though, which was good. Kind of wish I'd gone with them, but then again I think 2 weeks alone here at the house will do me good, and give me some time to figure out some stuff.
In the evening isil80 and i went to beluga's place for a BBQ, her sister, ate_yr_bees, was back home from vacation. Her brother and two young cousins + ate_yr_bees friend were there too. beluga really did a good job, food was lovely and it was a very cozy evening. We all just sat talking, and of course beluga and I discussed some Supernatural related stuff. I got to be a bit cloud outside, so we helped to clean up and went inside. beluga, isil80 and I watched some TV before beluga found her DVD of 'Danny the Dog' (Unleashed). I liked it. One of the best Jet Li films I've seen, not that I've seen to many, but still. I really enjoyed it.
Afterwards we went down to the beach, was bonfire night, but since it was almost midnight we missed the big one. ate_yr_bees were there with some friends, some of the guys were slightly enebriated, so they provided some entertainment. *laugs*
Other than that I really don't have much to update with. Life is kind of slow. I'm just trying to fill the time with random stuff so that the days pass quickly. Marie will be coming for a little visit a day in the beginning of July, and then I'm off to Poland, yay.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Where's the 'insert picture' button in rich text gone? There's a new movie button, that doesn't work... and the picture button is gone. *sigh*
Give me back the button LJ!!
Winner in the icon poll is X3, gotta admit I didn't expect that, but cool. :)
This review is spoiler free.
This review is spoiler free.
I have to admit I'm kind of conflicted about this film, there were parts I liked and there were parts I didn't like. I had kept my expectations as low as possible beforehand. I knew there were new people working behind the scenes, and I knew all about Brett Ratner and his previous work. However I don't blame him for the parts I didn't like, I have to admit I'm still kind of blaming Bryan Singer for leaving before finishing the job. Silly and petty I know, but I love the first two movies so much.
Brett Ratner did a good job, he did, if there's any fault I'm more inclined to blame the scriptwriters.
There are so many new characters, of course some minor, so we knew we wouldn't get to know them very well, but Angel... whom I was really looking forward to seing is more of an extra than a major player. They really could have done something great with his character, and I'm really sad that they didn't take full advantage of his potential. I don't consider this a spoiler, more a warining to those eagerly awaiting him to tell them that he doesn't really have a lot of screen time. This happens to other characters too, some that we've known and loved in the previous two movies, I was kind of sad to see how they were treated by the scriptwriters, and that they were pushed aside.
The main trouble is that they had to little time to cram all of this in, they had a really interesting and exiting storyline to deal with, and I don't really feel that they used it to its full potential. Also, what I've loved about the previous two is the links to prejudice and rasism, and how that was conveyed. It's still there, but maybe not handled with the same kind of care that the previous two movies have done.
Okay, I know that's a lot of negativity, but it boils down to my love for the previous films. However, it's not as bad as I might be making it sound. The characters that the focus was put upon were nice to see, I loved the fact that Storm got to go a bit crazy too, seing her actually getting to fully use her powers. Wolverine kicking ass is always fun, and he did get to kick quite a lot of it. The film is a full packed action ride, which I always enjoy. We get to see different aspects of the characters, they've evolved and that was a treat to see.
I really liked Beast, his introductory scene was subtle and good, I enjoyed it, and his little convo with Wolverine upon their first meeting was very enjoyable.
I rarely say this about a film, but as stated above, I would have really liked it to be longer. So much cool stuff that was going on, I wanted more.
One thing I have to let you know, not all of the spoiler pics and trailers give a true impression of what is going to happen in the film, for example one line that I loved was dramatically changed in the film, basically turned into something different. I was okay with it though. There were also some pictures floating around of stuff that never happens in the film. That's all you need to know.
It seems I've focused on the negative in this review, but it's not all that bad, I need to let things sink in a little bit. I did enjoy this film, it was a fun ride, and I will definetly buy the DVD, and watch it in the cinema at least once more.
As I said, I need some time for it to sink in, then I can go watch it again fully knowing what to expect, which I think will be beneficial.
Gonna watch 'X-Men 3: The Last Stand' tonight. According to isil80 and beluga who saw it last night ,I'm going to enjoy it. I'm trying to keep my hopes down, we'll see. Am still looking forward to finally seeing it though. I've been following its progress since X2, so will be nice to finally get to see it.
In 9 hours I'm in the cinema.
Weird thing was this morning, I kept waking up and then trying to get out of bed before my alarm went off, it happened like 2-3 times, so weird. Was a bit hard to get up when the alarm finally went off though, hehe.
Took a while before I got to leave the house after breakfast this morning as I wasn't feeling to good. Luckily it passed and I was out the door.
Finally got up there at about 12:00 and met up with isil80. She'd been kind enough to grab me a que ticket for Alan Tudyk. We decided to walk around and have a look at what was in the stalls at what they had to offer. I ended up buying the 'Serenity' collectors cards and an X-men key chain. Very happy about that. Bought some other stuff, but that's birthday presents, so I can't disclose that here.
There was a lot of cool stuff, and seriously, if I was rich I'd totally go crazy shopping there. No that I really need any of that stuff, but... yeah, I'll shut up, hehe.
We met up with laraneia and her hubby after a while. I managed to snap some pics of Alan Tudyk, Ron Glass, Jenny Agutter, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, and some of 'the french chick', Mira Furlan.
Finally isil80's number was up to go get Corey Haim's autograph, so we followed her over, and basically watched her get it. Afterwards it was my turn to go meet Alan. Now, here's the thing, I haven't been nervous before any of these meetings since Billy Boyd, and now standing in this que suddenly I'm nervous again! By the time it's my turn I've managed to calm myself, but get a little confused when it looks like both Alan and his convention-asistant both want to shake my hand. I grab Alan's hand of course and say 'hi', am met by a big smile, he signs my picture and notices another one of the convention people standing ready with my camera and asks if I want a picture too, and I manage to say 'yes, please'. I know it was polite, but I felt silly saying it. I'm such a dweeb. I get my picture, thank him, say 'have a nice day', which seemed to suprise him, and then I left. Was very nice, and he truly seemed like a very nice guy.
We kept walking and looking at the stalls, laraneia's husband decider to go get Marc Singer's autograph. I honestly have no idea who that is, apparantly he was in something called 'Beastmaster' and 'V'.
I left just as they started packing up, think it was about 17:30. Had been a good day, so I said goodbye to my friends, and hopped on the train back to London, where I got stuck sitting with 7-9 guys who very talking about football (soccer) and drinking beer.
Have taken it easy since I got back, relaxed and watched TV. Picspam from the event to follow. :)
I got 10 out of 10. :D
Gonna try the full list a bit later.
Had a short day at school today, seems I could have gone home on Wednesday if I really wanted...
Had to hang out with John for over 30 mins and help him record sound, something he could do perfectly well by himself, but he insisted I should join him. So I had to hold up the mike while he slapped some ham around, 3 mins each time, and chopped at a melon for 5 friggin minutes! I couldn't get out of there fast enough.
Spent the next hour in the library surfing the net, then called in for a quick meeting, which took an hour to get started, then I could go. We're having a casting session on Wednesday morning, but other than that I'm done with that for now.
Had a quiet day.
More X3 spams to follow. ;)