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[ profile] thepeopleseason: There's now a Tautology Club on Facebook
[ profile] thepeopleseason: There should be a Tauntaulogy Club.
[ profile] batnandu: there should be a Tauntaun Orgy Club
[ profile] batnandu: wait, what?
[ profile] thepeopleseason: ew.
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[ profile] batnandu: dammit, dammit, dammit. why did i never realize that william hootkins played eckhart in batman? or that he played eaton in raiders?
thepeopleseason: (burrito)
Can you fill this out without lying? You've been tagged, so now you need to answer all the questions HONESTLY. At the end, choose at least 8 people to be tagged. Don't forget to tag me!

To do this, copy this entire message, create a new note, paste these instructions in the body of the note, delete my answers, and type yours. Easy peasy!

Next, tag 8 people (in the right hand corner of the app). Click publish (at the bottom). Have fun! :)

What was the last thing you put in your mouth... )
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Tired of all of those surveys made up by high school kids?! 'Have you ever kissed someone? Missed someone? Told someone you loved them? Drank alcohol?' 49 questions for the people who are a little older...

What bill do you hate paying the most? )

Movie Recs

Mar. 17th, 2009 03:51 pm
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Based on a recent request for movie recs to add to a Netflix queue, here's a couple from my 5-star rating list: 12 Angry Men... )
thepeopleseason: (snowman)
Watchmen succeeds in capturing the main plotline of the comic, and there are some lovely sequences where Snyder emulates the slow-paced pull-out that Moore and Gibbons created when introducing a new issue. You can tell that Snyder used the comic as storyboards, using the art to set up angles and shots. There's a bit of over-exposition in a couple of places, where the script has characters Legolas the plot points. The guy playing Ozymandias is at times so soft-spoken and wooden, it robs his particular scenes of power--Ozymandias is supposed to be cool and emotionless for the majority of the plot, but there are a couple of scenes in the books where he emotes more, and I didn't really see any of that in the movie. I would have preferred an older, more mature actor in the role.

Pacing was odd--for a three-hour movie, it flowed pretty well, but emulating the comic in plot and focus gave the movie a certain meandering quality, pointing the audience in different directions as to who to empathize with or pay attention to. Not a problem during a 12-issue comic series, but an issue for a largely single-threaded movie. Part of me thinks this would have worked a great deal better as a television mini-series.

There were some changes to the ending that I would have preferred unchanged. I'm not talking about THE BIG THING, but the epilogue. I think the changes undermine some of the themes of Watchmen, but for the most part, I thought the movie a very, very good adaptation of the comic.

Incidentally, for those of you who haven't read the comic, both the movie and the source are very, very dark and violent. You have been warned.

As I've twittered way too many times, "3 out of 4 'HURM's."

And now, a tagged meme... )
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The Rules:
A. Pick 15 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.
E. Strike out the quote once it has been correctly identified and place the guesser's username and the title directly after the quote.

The quotes... )
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If you want a truly original Halloween costume, do the following:
  • Dress up in Sarah Palin clothes.
  • Put on Joker makeup.
  • Talk in a high-pitched, gravelly-voiced Alaskan-nee-Midwestern accent.
  • When people ask you who you're supposed to be, answer "I'm 2008's two most over-done Halloween costumes."
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Regarding my previous post:
My brother: you remember that old movie about a woman losing her diamond bracelet in a donut making machine?
[ profile] thepeopleseason: Yes, indeed I do.
Bro: just wondering. I think I'll look for it on youtube.
Bro: unfortunately, in one of the worst google search coincidences known to man, the kid in the story's name is "homer" making finding a youtube copy virtually impossible.

In need...

Apr. 22nd, 2008 05:00 pm
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Right now I need a Boombox and some Peter Gabriel.
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Regarding this article, I'm just way too lazy to register an account to post the following comment:
A m00se 0nce bit my sister.
thepeopleseason: (tienxia) links to an Aurgasm post about Korean-American singer-songwriter Priscilla Ahn, who sounds to me a bit like Dar Williams.

A comedian named Russell Peters details why people of African descent shouldn't necessarily be offended around gibbering Mandarin-speakers. My brother often asks for "clarification" from my parents when they unknowingly channel Nathan Bedford Forrest through their native tongue.

And two memes from countessmary )

DragonCon is in a few days, and I'm feeling positively ambivalent about it. I've had so much work lately, I guess it's eating into my enthusiasm.
thepeopleseason: (money)
Over on the Suicide Girls Newswire, some person named "TheCoolerKing" has a list of projects that The Coolest Man in the World should be contributing to. An excerpt:
Making and selling handcrafted, custom belt-buckles. Yep... Maybe this one isn't immediately obvious. Basically, I'd like to be at a party sometime, when a random lady looks me up and down before saying, "Nice belt buckle."

At which point, I'd get to say, "Why thank you... BRUCE CAMPBELL MADE IT." I don't know what would happen at that point. But I can tell you it would be awesome.
thepeopleseason: (shimmy)
  1. Leave me a comment saying anything random, like your favourite lyric to your current favourite song. Or your favorite kind of sandwich. Something random. Whatever you like.
  2. I'll respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
  3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
  4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
  5. When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.

From [ profile] countessmary, my first set of questions... )
thepeopleseason: (burrito)
Well, Michael Bay brought Peter Cullen back to play Optimus Prime--here's hoping that this will still involve the disembodied voice of Mr. Feeny.
thepeopleseason: (money)
ABC Family is currently showing a version of one of the greatest 80s movies Better Off Dead in which they cut from Lane's failed first attempt of the K12 after seeing Monique ski it, to his trying to repair his ski right before the paperboy accosts him. WTF?
thepeopleseason: (scalawag)
[ profile] batnandu:
[ profile] thepeopleseason: why?
batnandu: why what?
thepeopleseason: why make a whole site about Johnny 5?
thepeopleseason: and the short circuit movies???
batnandu: um
batnandu: dude
batnandu: have you SEEN the internet?


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