Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Movies To Get Excited About

// October 28th, 2008 // No Comments » // Lesbian, Moviesandtv

With my summer holidays from uni only weeks away, I’m looking forward to seeing some great movies over the break and here are a few trailers of upcoming ones that look intriguing!

The Unborn looks like a truly freaky horror movie of old, has that Exorcist or Omen vibe, but with some lovely modern effects thrown in. Also it has Stringer Bell, aka Idris Elba, in it, though I only recognised his voice and not his face.

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Recommended: The Golden Compass

// June 4th, 2008 // No Comments » // Moviesandtv

I watched this movie last night, and after hearing numerous bad reports, I was prepared to be disappointed. But I thought it was fantastic! As a big fan of the books, I appreciated that the adaptation was pretty faithful, aside from toning down the religious overtones a bit. Nicole Kidman was perfect as Mrs Coulter and everything was beautifully rendered… so I heartily recommend it, but if you haven’t read the books yet, do yourself a favour and read those first because they ROCK!

Daemon!

// May 7th, 2007 // No Comments » // Internets, Moviesandtv

Have you ever read the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman? I highly recommend them. They are the most blasphemous children’s books ever created! And the first book – Northern Lights – has been made into a movie which is coming out later in the year. Of course it’s been renamed to its American title, The Golden Compass.

The first book is set in an alternate universe where humans have their soul on the outside, an external embodiment called a daemon. And the movie website now has a quiz where you can find out your own inner daemon.

Hmm, a hare, not very glamorous but perhaps appropriate? Have your say above. Not sure about the “modest” bit!

I’d Go Straight For Him

// April 12th, 2007 // No Comments » // Culture

afterellen.com had an interesting post lately on the top 10 men most likely to inspire lesbians to have boy crushes. So I thought I would share my top 7 boy crushes with y’all. I couldn’t quite stretch to ten!

7. Adrian Pasdar

Adrian Pasdar

Despite his jaw being ridiculously wide, he has a certain all-American appeal on the show Heroes. And lovely piercing eyes. Lucky lucky Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks! (His wife)

6. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

Impressive as the Young Lion, Henry VIII, in the new series The Tudors. Very pretty in a new wave 80′s kind of way, which is my kind of way!

5. Gael Garcia Bernal

Especially when he played a drag queen in Bad Education. Astoundingly hot Latin goodness.

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The First Day of the Rest of Your Trimester

// July 10th, 2006 // 3 Comments » // Kids, Study

First day back at university today. As is typical, biology was interesting but kind of waffly, and chemistry was a full-on barrage of incredibly complicated formulae which one’s brain struggled to comprehend. But having said that, I have got my results from Trimester 1 back and I can’t really complain. Say no more! Nice to be back on my scooter and the weather even cooperated with a perfect winter’s scooter-ridin’ day.

We took Archie back to have his dressing removed from his thumb today, and the good news is that it has all healed very well! He now just has to have a little bit of tape over it to give it stability, but he can have baths again and most importantly has his hand back. I think he was getting sick of being Stumpy.

I went to see Over the Hedge with the boys yesterday and thought it was excellent. That Steve Carell really is a comic genius.

Mini Me

// February 27th, 2006 // No Comments » // Culture, Internets

Just did this cool face recognition thingy thanks to Wanda H, and discovered that I am a clone of Lara Flynn Boyle.

Lara Flynn Boyle

I even have a sweater EXACTLY like that one.

And if I wasn’t Lara, the next closest is Jacqueline Bisset:

Jacqueline Bisset

I must try that hairstyle.

Serene

// November 16th, 2005 // 3 Comments » // Moviesandtv

We went to the movies last night – oh it was a very exciting occasion – just two girls out on the town, footloose and fancyfree. We went to see Serenity (finally) and it was fantastic, we really enjoyed it. It wrapped up a lot of loose ends from the tv series and was very funny, tragic and action-packed all at once. Not sure how it would be if you weren’t familiar with the TV show though. But it gets the Jemsweb Highly Recommended Seal of Approval (JHRSA™).

Best line: “I ain’t had nothin’ twixt my nethers for a year that didn’t run on batteries.”

Serenity Shattered

// September 2nd, 2005 // 1 Comment » // Moviesandtv, Obsessions

Argh! Just rang Reading Cinemas and the Serenity preview screening sold out in 45 minutes yesterday. I had no idea there were so many Firefly obsessives in Wellington… alas I will now have to wait until its proper release date on 10th November.

Boo hoo.

Serenity Preview

// August 30th, 2005 // 1 Comment » // Moviesandtv, Obsessions

Just read on Short and Sweet that there will be a special preview screening of Serenity at Reading Cinemas on Sept 19th at 8:30pm. This is the movie based on the short-lived yet brilliant TV series Firefly. I’m definitely going if I can pre-book tickets – anyone else coming?

One Emptiness

// July 22nd, 2005 // 4 Comments » // Moviesandtv

Me and Jan finally watched Team America: World Police tonight and it was so fucking great. I am absolutely hysterical now from laughter, oh, and also we drank some WINE, so I might be a teensy bit tiddly. But regardless, there is something special about watching a three minute scene of a puppet vomiting. And watching most every landmark in the world exploding. And of course, surely the world’s first puppet sex scene. It may be childish – it may be stupid – but it’s damn funny.

And was it my imagination, or was Kim Jong Il basically Eric Cartman?

I shall leave you with the immortal lyrics from the aforementioned sex scene:

I need this, I need love, I need you
I don’t need one heartbeat, I need two
There’s an emptiness I need to fill
and only one emptiness will do.

Only a woman can brighten up my day
Only a woman can touch me the right way
Only a woman is allowed to touch me there
All I ask is that you’re a woman

Hmm, I might write all my posts slightly tiddly from now on, it’s quite fun…