orangerful: (whiny Luke // snarkel)


I swear, if the last three seconds of the 'Desolation of Smaug' movie are the same as the last three seconds of the 'Desolation of Smaug' trailer, I will throw a fit in the theater.

I enjoyed Unexpected Journey well enough, but I didn't love it. I keep meaning to rewatch it since Tim got the blu-ray for Christmas. But it's so looooooooong. And not in a good way.

Also, is this the first red-headed elf we have seen? Are there red-headed elves? red-headed elf sounds like slang for something...I'm not sure what though...
orangerful: (hunger games katniss // orangerful)


Okay, I need to read Catching Fire again because I remember almost nothing from it but I really do like this trailer. Clearly, it's confined to just the first half of the movie. I love watching President Snow and Philip Seymour Hoffman Plutarch discussing Katniss and how they need to bring her down. This is one of the biggest perks about the movies, getting scenes like this, the peek at what was going on at the Capital during the time of Katniss' tour.

I still don't like Peeta and I think Josh Hutcherson just has the *perfect* look for Peeta. Because the whole time I was reading the books, and now watching the movie, I just never really trusted him 100%. I always felt like he was thinking too many steps ahead, which made me question is motives and his ability to manipulate those around him. He is not as naive as he plays sometimes. And I think Hutcherson's face just works so perfectly. In one moment, I want to totally trust him AND slap him. And the same goes for Gale, though he is the opposite. He's so knee-jerk response, macho man but, again, I want to hug him and slap him all at once.

And I adore Jennifer Lawrence. I just hope the script/directing/editing of this movie is done well. The second movie is always the most important in a trilogy. You have to convince us to keep going with these characters. You have to take us to a place that will end in a cliffhanger, and have us care enough that we want to come back for one more round of pain and suffering...which is all Mockingjay pretty much is.

But, yeah, I like this trailer. Even if Elizabeth Banks looks like a man...weird.
orangerful: (bsg - wishful drinking)


Okay, I need to read Catching Fire again because I remember almost nothing from it but I really do like this trailer. Clearly, it's confined to just the first half of the movie. I love watching President Snow and Philip Seymour Hoffman Plutarch discussing Katniss and how they need to bring her down. This is one of the biggest perks about the movies, getting scenes like this, the peek at what was going on at the Capital during the time of Katniss' tour.

I still don't like Peeta and I think Josh Hutcherson just has the *perfect* look for Peeta. Because the whole time I was reading the books, and now watching the movie, I just never really trusted him 100%. I always felt like he was thinking too many steps ahead, which made me question is motives and his ability to manipulate those around him. He is not as naive as he plays sometimes. And I think Hutcherson's face just works so perfectly. In one moment, I want to totally trust him AND slap him. And the same goes for Gale, though he is the opposite. He's so knee-jerk response, macho man but, again, I want to hug him and slap him all at once.

And I adore Jennifer Lawrence. I just hope the script/directing/editing of this movie is done well. The second movie is always the most important in a trilogy. You have to convince us to keep going with these characters. You have to take us to a place that will end in a cliffhanger, and have us care enough that we want to come back for one more round of pain and suffering...which is all Mockingjay pretty much is.

But, yeah, I like this trailer. Even if Elizabeth Banks looks like a man...weird.
orangerful: (totally wicked // orangerful)


I need to see this. If only because it is clearly an hour + of some of my favorite character actors running around in silly outfits and having WAY TOO MUCH FUN! :)
orangerful: (it got weird // orangerful)


Starring John Snow! Okay, maybe "starring" is a stretch, he pretty much looks like Nurse Bait in this clip. Still...there's something about Silent Hill. I know this movie will be nowhere near as good as the games but...I sorta want to see it in the theater. I saw the first one. It was pretty bad, but enjoyable in a weird way (kinda like the Resident Evil films).

Anyone know any details on the story? Is it following SH3? She looks just like the girl from SH3 but I have a hard time remembering anything about that game except for the time I freaked out and threw my controller, resetting the PS2. Ugh. Those bloody bathroom mirrors (literally bloddy, I'm not being British here)

NOTHING CREEPIER than the chick at Dragon*Con walking around in the damn Nurse costume. NOTHING! I actively avoided running in to her. Which I guess is a testiment to how awesome her costume was. If by awesome you mean terrifying.

Why does a game that hardly makes a lick of sense mesmerize me so?????
orangerful: (goes to 11 // orangerful)


I feel like I've apparently matured enough as a person and movie viewer to appreciate Anderson more...perhaps I should rent some of his back-catalog...

This looks good.
orangerful: (hunger games // orangerful)


Watched this at work today and even with the sound way down our new librarian knew what it was and came rushing to watch over my shoulder. I like her already.

And even watching with the sound coming from the crappy PC speaker, I still got goosebumps during the countdown at the end.

I'm actually feeling pretty good about this, though I'm not sure about Woody Harrelson as Haymitch...maybe because he has the same hair he had in A Scanner Darkly and it's distracting me.

Still...I'm not quite as upset about Gale and Peeta. Seeing them do a teensy bit of acting gives them a bit more character.

Though that better not be the "girl who was on fire" dress in the trailer because that dress is kinda *yawn*...but she does have a bunch of dresses to go through before that one shows up.

EEEEEEE!!!!!!! MARCH 23RD! Totally going to a midnight release if there is one. :)

[edit: yes I did just make this icon, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mediocrechick capping the trailer]
orangerful: (giggles // orangerful)
Always good to start off Wednesday with a laugh.

orangerful: (goes to 11 // orangerful)


WOW! I mean, I knew Julie Taymor was directing so I figured it would be good but...WOW! I need to see this in the theater.

Hm...we're not seeing Tron:Legacy on Friday because we're waiting for everyone to be able to go together...wonder if I could get a small group to see this with me....
orangerful: (daydream believer // orangerful)


I thought this was going to be old-school animated, but I guess they went with CG. Still looks very cute. I'd see it.
orangerful: (say cheese // orangerful)


Yeah, I'm not sure the Firth-Factor (tm!) can save this one. The guy who played Prince Caspian is cute, but in this trailer he suddenly looks like a poor man's Jude Law. And I haven't read Dorian Gray since high school, but I don't remember too many explosions...but then again, I could be wrong.

If I want a movie with slashy tendencies set in Victorian England, I'll hang in there for the real Jude Law and some RDJ - Holmes is gonna roxxor.
orangerful: (true blood Eric's smile // faeriesfolly)
[livejournal.com profile] faeriesfolly will be happy to know that I did pick up some fangs tonight from Hot Topic. I haven't done the whole molding-to-my-teeth thing yet, probably try that tomorrow or Sunday. My one tooth is sorta crooked so I'm trying to figure out exactly how I'm going to get it on there. But now we can totally vamp it up at Dragon*Con - Merlotte's after dark ;-)

Today was looooooooong. Very slow at the library because I think everyone in Bel Air went to the beach. Seriously, every question I had yesterday was "what is a good beach read?" so I'm pretty sure all of our regulars were at the shore.

I have a bag full of stuff to talk about at the meeting tomorrow. My Star Wars club is meeting and the theme is one I suggested - what other stuff do we collect! Well, you know I have a LOT of other fandoms. I put a few of my more academic Whedonverse books into my bag, along with my little mini-slayer scythe. I also have a bunch of my Battlestar Galactica action figures. I put Abby Cadabby in there too, just for giggles. I'm hoping that other members of the group will participate and fill the time, but I wanted to be prepared. If they see I am prepared to babble on about my love for Joss, they might interject with their own stuff.

I watched the trailer for 'The Lovely Bones' and went and dug out my copy. I snagged a copy from the donations pile ages ago, back when the movie was first announced. But since the book did not have a due date, it just sat on my bookshelf. But I will make myself read it now because the trailer looked really good and I want to be able to compare/contrast with the book.

4 days until my Boston/Maine trip and 26 days until the Dragon*Con Road Trip!!!!!!!! Can't wait, I'm in need of some adventure.
orangerful: (snack time! // orangerful)
In a summer filled with intergalactic adventure, giant fighting robots, and boy wizards, 500 Days of Summer is a nice break.  No, it's not the best movie evar but it does what it sets out to do well and at an hour and a half in length, it's perfect for a quiet summer evening. 

Tom is a hopeless romantic, waiting for his perfect girl, and he knows it will be love at first sight.  Summer is the opposite - a free spirit who tries to avoid getting into serious relationships as she finds them too messy.  And so the story begins...or middles...see, 500 Days of Summer is told in a non-linear style, taking the audience to random days in the 500 days of this relationship (starting from the day Tom first sees Summer until the day he officially moves on).

It's a really sweet movie and it's heart is in the right place.  Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt work really well together as this on screen couple.  Clearly, this movie is targeted toward my generation, or more like the one right before it, with references to Star Wars, Knight Rider, The Smiths, and many more random pop culture jokes. 

Oddly enough, it reminded me of 'How I Met Your Mother'.  Tom reminded me a lot of Ted - and not just because of the random narrator that follows them both around (a part of the movie I was never 100% comfortable with, but I guess it worked to get some of the gags out).  Their mission for their soul mate is about the same.  So if you're a fan of that show, you'll probably really enjoy this movie.

500 Days of Summer is a nice way to relax - there's are no villians or evil doers.  It's just a sweet store. I think the humor and writing will appeal to both men and women.  If you can find a theater close by playing it, I totally recommend grabbing some friends and heading over.  (Comedies are always better when you have someone to laugh along with).  If not, def. put it on your Netflix list.  It doesn't have any big budget special effects, so seeing it on the big screen isn't crucial. 

And yes, like every good summer indie flick should - it has an awesome soundtrack. 

Originally posted on orangerful.vox.com

orangerful: (face rank // orangerful)
This was one of the Very Short List emails this week. I have to say, the trailer has me interested. I hadn't even heard of this movie until now, but I usually like Sam Rockwell.



Don't know why, but something about this reminds me of Sphere by Michael Crichton (the book, not the horrible horrible movie that doesn't exist so I don't even know why I said that
orangerful: (srs blogger // orangerful)


Official trailer is up for 'I Love You, Beth Cooper', based on the HILARIOUS book by Larry Doyle. I dunno...I'm not sure the kid they cast as Denis Cooverman, the main guy, is quite what I imagined...but we'll see. AD was looking over my shoulder and he said "looks like a lot of physical humor" and yes, there is a lot of abuse to the main guy but its the way the pain is described in the book that is so funny...not sure they can pull it off in the movie.

Also, Beth is scary. I'm kinda looking forward to seeing Hayden play her because she is so hilariously over-the-top compared to Denis.

The book is one of the funniest books I've ever read. Let me put it this way - I'm a librarian, and I want to BUY this book.
orangerful: (snack time! // orangerful)
New Watchmen trailer! (thank you for telling me, [livejournal.com profile] crazylike_afox)



Looks very cool, though I'm afraid it may have the same problem as Incredible Hulk...they just showed the whole movie in the trailer! Well, at least Watchmen has a bit more intrigue than HULK!!SMASH. I feel like I should re-read the comic because I barely remember it...maybe when school is done. EDIT: just read the summary on Wikipedia (MASSIVE SPOILERS!) and refreshed my memory. I still want to see the book again, but now a few things make sense. Moore's stuff is so dense, I have a hard time keeping it all straight in my brain.

[livejournal.com profile] heiland_coo bought tickets for the midnight showing of 'Twilight'. I'm scared of the fangirls! I have to resist making any smart-ass comments under my breath during the movie. OH ITS GOING TO BE SO BAAAAAAAAD! Painfully bad. Thank goodness I'll be seeing 'Quantum of Solace' a few days after. James Bond > Edward Cullen.

We saw "Zack & Miri Make a Porno" on Tuesday. It was amusing. Not the funniest thing every, relatively predictable, but not a bad way to kill a couple of hours. I've decided I really like Elizabeth Banks. She just cracks me up, no matter what role she is in. I think I could hang out with her and have a good time.
orangerful: (hp balls // faeriesfolly)
International Teaser Trailer for Half-Blood Prince - totally worth it for the last 10 seconds. I lol'd.

orangerful: (dexter shhh // orangerful)
Just watched the trailer for The Tale of Despereaux movie, which apparently comes out this Christmas. They have clearly cutesy-d it up a lot, with this whole "mouse village" thing. Ah well, it might still be cute. I wonder how involved DiCamillo was with the script and creation of the movie.

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