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Apr. 13th, 2008 09:52 am
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I got about a thousand words written yesterday. The RL issue I've been dealing with is sort of semi-resolved at this point, so I can think of other things, like the next chapter of Okaeri. I'm going to work on it some more today, hopefully, in between doing the two tons of laundry and other assorted housework. The words aren't flowing very easily...I know where it needs to go, but the getting there is the thing. So what I did was about a thousand words of very rough draft. At least it's there, so I have something to go back and edit.

Saw two movies recently, Leatherheads this past Friday and The Other Boleyn Girl last week. That's the most movies I've seen in the last few months! They were both pretty good but rather lightweight, the Leatherheads movie particularly. George Clooney is cute as always, and the subject is of interest to me--not so much football as period pieces set in the 1920's and 1930's. I have no idea if the depiction was accurate, but if it was, pro football has certainly come a long way.

The Boleyn movie had more heft to it, if only because the subject matter involved people getting their heads cut off, but still dealt heavily in sex and relationships as opposed to politics and outer-world ramifications...I enjoyed all the court intrigue. (One can tell if something is a chick flick when all the previews are for movies you could never drag a guy to. You would have to pay me to go see "Mamma Mia"--wtf is that.) I enticed  my hubby into going to this on the premise that we could check out how historically accurate the costuming was. (Pretty accurate, actually.) The movie gets a thumbs up from both of us. The story of Mary Boleyn was so interesting, in fact, that when we got home I did a lot of Wikipedia hopping to find out some background material. Alas, it seems that while the costumes were accurate, the script took some liberties. That's entertainment, I suppose.

ETA: Just heard of Young@Heart. Nothing like hearing a bunch of 70-80 year olds singing Ramones & David Bowie--cute!

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Now that was a good monster movie! Lots of mayhem, death and destruction, scary but not too scary. You guys who like horror movies will snort at its tameness, but I enjoyed it. My husband was laughing at me when I covered my eyes in the subway scene. :P


There were some good trailers too. Jumper, exploring a similar theme to Heroes, looks like--people with powers and how they deal with them. Samuel L Jackson is in that one. There was a trailer for Iron Man (looks awesome) and for Hellboy II (ditto). Also a teaser for the new Star Trek movie, also by JJ Abrams. Looks like it's going to be a good year in fannish cinema. :)

So glad I finally got out of the house and saw a movie! I give Cloverfield two thumbs up for good, dumb entertainment.
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The trailer itself is very well done...hope the movie turns out to be as good. Who's the director this time?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLk_8CkuRSA

Bleh.

Feb. 5th, 2007 11:00 pm
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I think that flu or crud or whatever that's been going around has finally gotten to me. I stayed home from work and slept most of the day. No real cold symptoms other than a sore throat and a low fever, but I definitely didn't feel right (dizzy, actually) when I got up this morning. On the plus side, I got some writing done around lunchtime. Got a decent amount done yesterday, too.

Anybody watch Heroes tonight?
Also saw Pan's Labyrinth this weekend. Wow. What an amazing movie. I'm not feeling very eloquent at the moment, but I will say that people should go see it--it's beautiful and horrible. You won't be able to tear your eyes away, even when you're covering them. It's also very violent, so be warned.

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