nekonexus: (death AND cake)
Republic of Doyle 1x01 - The CBC has created a father/son private detective story set in Newfoundland. Yeah, surprised us, too. First episode featured a visible minority family and yet race was not an issue. Kudos. On the feminism front, though, it fails hard. *sigh* "Crazy" ex-wife, and female cop so straight-laced that of course she's secretly craving sex with the first available man. However. Bonus points for older married couple who are still in love and not afraid to show it.
Verdict: willing to try another ep.

Les Triplettes de Belleville - Also known as "Old Lady Power FTW!" Came at this unspoilered and having no idea what to expect, but thoroughly enjoyed it, with caveat "the French are strange". The animation is stunning in a way that you can see where it's coming from (2D hand-drawn, a la 101 Dalmations) and where it's going (3D blended in so expertly I didn't even notice). And the sound effects are brilliant.
Verdict: you should check it out. English or French, it doesn't matter all that much.

Leverage 2x10 - the Runway Job - oh show. Don't skeeze out on us now. You shouldn't have to have the hierarchy of oppression explained to you at this point.
Verdict: unfortunately now cautious about the next episode.

Being Human 2x01 - OMG SHOW HOW DO YOU KEEP DOING THIS TO ME!!! You pack so much into an hour, that I CANNOT watch more than one ep at a time without being completely subsumed into your world. You are so brutal and bloody (literally this time o.O; ) and REAL and MESSED UP and I kinda love you for it. Oh George and Nina. Oh Annie. Oh Mitchell. You make my heart ache, truly and I just. Werds. I have none.
Verdict: FLAIL!

FMA: Brotherhood 36-39 - Every time I think you cannot possibly become any more complex and and and... Stuff, you go and up the game again.
Verdict: you should all be watching this. *nod*

Project Runway 7x01/02 - Oh show for background while knitting, I have missed you! BTW, I have... ahems... if anyone's looking for it. Heidi is still very pregnant. o.O;
Verdict: uh... I ♥ Tim Gunn?

Uh, what else.

Oh, Dancing With the Stars 9x01. Wow. I um. Didn't know that much of the skeezy 70's still remained on prime time. I am ... troubled. And kind of worried that some of my fave SYTYCD early season stars are now on it. Lacey, Dmitry, Chelsea? Did you need the money that bad? But still. Chairman! Kung fu ballroom! heh.
Verdict: ...ew?

That is all!
nekonexus: (death AND cake)
Right. Not getting distracted by the sex meme going around flists OR by pimping Desperate Romantics (my tiny fandom, let me show you it). Instead, I shall give you a review of Adventure Guy and His Pink Stegosaurus (OR that movie formerly known as Sherlock Holmes).

Caveat the first: My knowledge of Holmesian canon is sadly lacking. I seem to recall reading The Hound of the Baskervilles in a very compact (3" square), abridged for children version. And of course, there was always ST:TNG with Data on the holodeck. So. You might call it an AU understanding of canon to begin with.

Onwards. Links are to IMDB photos from the film.

(This is a Big Review because Stegosauruses are big, and so that you do not have to see it yourself.)

Cut for inevitable spoilers )

what a day

Nov. 14th, 2009 05:41 pm
nekonexus: (it's just tea...)
It is easier to type without my index finger than without my ring finger. Just sayin'.

Door + fingers == OW

we shopped! we saw 'Stare At Goats' (as the movie theatre advertised it).

my finner still hurts. woe.
nekonexus: (fireworks)
Many thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. ^_^ It was indeed a good one, and the weekend overall has been pretty awesome.

It began with all-you-can-eat-meat at Korean BBQ (our once a month or less ritual). Then we went home for gifts!

First gift!

^___^ Yes, a pumpkin. And look! We found our granite island countertop again! (It had been buried beneath accumulated Stuff for a while.)

moar )
nekonexus: (Default)
All of the So You Think You Can Dance Canada judges' pens are Staples Xeno.

This is much more subtle than the ginormous branded Aquafina Plus water glasses.

Playing "spot the Xeno" has become a low-grade hobby since a movie theatre full of (then) co-workers and I first saw one turn up in Shooter. ^_^
nekonexus: (lie cheat steal)
So. Tavam is once again faced with the challenge of movie choices for ARD (that's "associate recognition day"). Consequently, you get poll. The first question is 'cuz I'm curious about other people's taste/interest in movies. The second is my short list.

[Poll #1058029]
nekonexus: (geeks at work)
Flashfic: Define 'crazy'
Fandom: Die Hard 4
Rating: ... Gen. No, really.
Word count: ~325
Disclaimer: John McClane, Matt Farrell, and the world of Die Hard 4 are the property of somebody else. My words are mine. This is a not-for-profit fanwork.

Matt always figured cops were the sane ones... )


Aug. 7th, 2007 08:19 pm
nekonexus: (hee!)
Seriously, I am just all kinds of... I think the word is... woobie. ^_^; and squee! over this fanvid for DH4, on [ profile] hard4brains. McClane/Farrell is just... luv.

err. vid is spoilerific if you haven't seen Live Free or Die Hard (and I recommend that you do. oh yes).
nekonexus: (hee!)
So, yeah. I've seen At World's End. A while ago, actually. But [ profile] aidan_mutou has been working (and working, and working) on this great unified theory of the monomyth (the hero's journey) and Freud and pirates and ... !!!

AND ! he has finally posted it.

Get thee hence and read it: For Want of a Hero: Disney, Freud, and the Monomyth in Pirates of the Caribbean.

nekonexus: (Default)
Round and round DE it goes...

Movie Meme!

A. Pick 16 of your favorite movies.
B. Then pick one of your favorite quotes from each movie.
C. Post the quotes in your journal.
D. Have those on your friends list try to guess what the movie is. (Goes without saying, but using IMDB or Google is cheating. ^_~ )
E. Strike out the quote once it has been correctly identified and place the guesser's username directly after the quote

The Defence Department regrets to inform you... )
nekonexus: (Nii)
I am of mixed opinions about this.

I probably would have liked it better if I hadn't seen The Illusionist first.

Then again, maybe not. I'm just not fond of movies about pissing contests.

Now a movie about Tesla and the sabotage wreaked by Edison? That I could get behind.

What? No spoilers here. Move along.


Jun. 6th, 2006 06:48 pm
nekonexus: (sga)
Intarwebs, I reject you.

I am going to go see a movie.




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