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For various reasons that don't need to be explored at this juncture, I decided to have my own little action movie fest this weekend.

Friday night was Pacific Rim )

On Saturday, I saw R.I.P.D. )

And today was a double feature of Captain America and The Avengers - which we all know are awesome.
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Regina and I saw Star Trek: Into Darkness today (her second time, my third) and I enjoyed it once again. We also watched the first episode of Generation Kill, Hot Tub Time Machine (which was cheesy and fun), and Starter for 10 (which was good, but some resolution didn't happen that I wish did - and it was funny seeing Catherine Tate as James MacAvoy's mom).

And we had to stop by the pet store for her to get some things for her bunny and they were having a cat adoption day for a local organization. Two of the cats - Tequila (2 year old orange female) and Pepper (two month old black and gray striped female with white chest and paws) were both pretty laid-back and whatever. But Simon (black two month old male) was BESIDE HIMSELF that he was getting pets and attention. I hope all three of them got adopted.

One more thing - Scott Grimes singing the national anthem on the "Tonight Show":
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I saw Star Trek: Into Darkness tonight with Melissa, Jean, and a friend of Jean's. And it was just as much fun as the first time around, though with a smaller audience. And there was a bit of hysterical giggling on my part when, in the beginning as Spock is suiting up for a mission, Melissa leans over to me and whispers, "That's a glittery outfit for a gay guy. He'd make a great disco ball."

Afterwards, we went back to Jean's place, since she was closest to the cinema, and had dinner and hung out. And we watched the Graham Norton episode with Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch - which was lots of fun.
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After a crazy week at work, I decided to go tonight to see Fast & Furious 6 and I'm really glad I did. It was an awesome movie and an awesome audience. I really like how they tied in the other movies as well as set up for the next one. And Tej's "Samoan Thor" joke re: Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) never gets old.

And I loved the throwbacks to the other movies, especially The Fast & The Furious and even vindicated ...Tokyo Drift (the third one) a bit for me, even if it meant changing a part of it. All of it was just awesome and amazing. And now I wish that David Tennant had been cast as Shaw, because I would've liked to see what he would've done with the character. Don't get me wrong - I liked Luke Evans a lot and thought he did a great job as the villian, but I can't see David in that role.

Also, regardless of what you might think, the first time I saw this commercial was earlier this week, so obviously had no bearing on my desire to get a Dart.

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I went up to King of Prussia yesterday and met up with Sydni, Creatch, and Deb to see Star Trek: Into Darkness at the IMAX. It was the 3D version and one of the few times when it was done really well - partly for the depth perspective on the screen as for the few times they decided to "pop" something out at the audience. And the audience was pretty awesome too.

Further comments, some spoilers )

While we were waiting to see if there was an after credits scene, we ended up talking with some people who'd been sitting next to us and they invited us to a fannish meet-up at a nearby pub. It was fun getting to meet some other fen.

And I, in an effort to branch out from drinking the same-old, same-old (usually a vodka drink or straight soda), ordered a double Maker's Mark (bourbon whiskey). Usually, I'm good with one drink, but I ended up getting two, since the bar didn't throw away the ticket and made a second one and the waiter was like, "the bar messed up, so you have an extra drink" and gave it to me for free. And there's no way I'm wasting good, expensive whiskey. But that stuff packs a punch. I was careful, though, and also had a few sodas too, and some food, so that helped with when it came time to drive home.

And [livejournal.com profile] eternalmusings told me later she could tell I was a bit tipsy when I texted her. Which I found amusing that she knows me well enough to know that because the text was, "That's awesome. I'm at bar with friends after seeing Star Trek (OMG awesome!) and had some Maker's Mark and wow, Alaric has a better constitution than I do because wow." I'm doubting that my second text to her that the IMAX was worth it, especially for Benedict's voice could've tipped her off much, since I'm almost positive I'd made comments previously that I was looking forward to seeing the movie in IMAX partially for that reason.

All in all, it was a great day and I've hopefully made some new friends out of it.
sam_gamgee: (Big Damn Geek)
I watched <i>Django Unchained</i> tonight.  I wasn't sure if I was going to like it going in, giving that we're talking about Tarantino and slavery, but I think it was very well done and I really liked it.  I highly recommend it.
sam_gamgee: (Big Damn Geek)
I saw GI Joe: Retaliation today. It was appropriately cheesy and fun to watch. And the eyecandy was fun to look at. Also, Ray Park is awesome.
sam_gamgee: (Big Damn Geek)
I only worked a half-day today, but not because of the snow-that-didn't-happen-here, but because I'm covering for a coworker on Saturday, so she took the equal hours today.

This afternoon, I saw Jack the Giant Slayer. Yes, parts of it were cheesy (though not as cheesy as Hansel and Gretel), but it was a good movie and I quite enjoyed it. And Nicholas Hoult has grown up very well. Also, I'll admit, by the end I was kind of shipping Jack/Isabelle/Elmont.

And tonight, I was finally able to start watching season 1 of "Homeland" and I'm loving it. I've gotten through the first three episodes and I can't wait for more.
sam_gamgee: (Big Damn Geek)
I saw Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters today and it was as amusing and over-the-top as I'd expected. AKA, I had a great time watching it. And I loved the little twist of Hansel's...problem.

Plus, Jeremy Renner - rowr.

If you enjoyed Van Helsing, I think you'll enjoy this movie.
sam_gamgee: (Big Damn Geek)
Just finished watching Men in Black 3, which was lots of fun.

And Josh Brolin does a very good job of playing a younger Tommy Lee Jones.
sam_gamgee: (Big Damn Geek)
My brain's still not letting me do any sort of coherent write-up of The Hobbit. Whenever I start trying to organize my thoughts, my brain just stops and goes, :-D "I saw The Hobbit!" :-D Maybe after I see it a second time, I'll be able to write more. I will say, I was extremely happy with how they did the "Riddles in the Dark" scene - which is my favorite in the whole book.

Today, Regina and I watched a really cute movie called What Happens Next and I recommend it for everyone. It's a really cute gay romantic comedy - and not quite your typical one either. I think I'm going to need to watch it again in the near future as well.

And, otherwise, I'm home now and not quite ready to go back to work yet.
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Rewatched Avengers today and really enjoyed it the second time around, just like I did the first time. :-D And, once again, I'm wishing for either a Hawkeye or Black Widow or even a Hawkeye and Black Widow movie.

And The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was quite a good movie. Granted, one would expect so with the cast it has - Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, and Dev Patel.
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I saw The Bourne Legacy this afternoon.

The coherent response: I quite enjoyed it on its own merits and I liked how they tied it in with the previous Bourne movies.

The not-so-coherent response: OMG, Jeremy Renner! YUM! ROWR! *drools* I'll... uh... I'll be in my bunk.
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Today was definitely a good Saturday. :-)

Spent the morning in my pajamas, watched some Saturday morning cartoons (well, an episode of Garfield and Friends on Hulu), and made a cup of tea.

I was good and did all my laundry.

Then met up with Jean and two of her friends, and found I knew one of them through [livejournal.com profile] anaidiana, and we saw Dark Knight Rises. I really enjoyed it and liked how they handled the Knightfall storyline. And all of the cameos were great. At one point, after I squeaked, Jean leaned over and whispered, "Don't hyperventilate."

Afterwards, she and I decided we needed food and went for Mexican. Then I stopped by her place to say hi to her kitties. :-)
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Just read a tweet from Alan Tudyk saying that most of his scenes were cut. Hopefully they'll be included on the dvd.
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Today was also an awesome day.

I did laundry and did some other things to get ready for this week.

I also finished my first [livejournal.com profile] sgareversebang fic. I'm going to let it sit for a day or two while I start on the second before starting the revising process.

And I finally finished watching Alexander. (It feels like it took forever to watch it, just because I haven't had the time.) It was actually a fairly decent movie. And you have to give points to a movie that is willing to say (after Hephaestion beats Alexander in wrestling when they're still young) "And from then on, Alexander was undefeated except by Hephaestion's thighs". (However true it actually was.) And Jared Leto is so beautiful!

"Once Upon A Time"'s season finale was interesting. Can't wait for next season.

Tonight was also "Sherlock"'s "Hound of the Baskervilles". And I still think the people who are in charge of such things sent the wrong clip with Martin Freeman to "Graham Norton". Instead of Sherlock's deduction scene, it should've been the one from the lab, IMO. Even if it did give us the "Fuck you. I have a BAFTA." :-P


And one last thing! I found out this weekend that Matt Davis (Alaric on "Vampire Diaries") has a Twitter and a Tumblr account and he uses both regularly. And he writes fanfic.
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I saw Avengers today and it was awesome!

And I should have seen the "unifying event" coming. We are dealing with Joss here.
sam_gamgee: (Joss 'dude')
I saw Cabin in the Woods tonight.

It. Was. Awesome! :-D

Everyone should see it!

I think Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard wrote a great script. And Drew did a great job directing.

Also...'husband bulge'.
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[livejournal.com profile] eternalmusings and I watched Conan this morning. It wasn't really good or bad - it was just kind of flat. It was like they couldn't decide what they wanted to do with it. Though, looking at Jason Momoa wasn't bad.

This afternoon, we went to Longwood Gardens. It was a really nice afternoon. It's still too early in the year, but there were a couple of things were starting to bloom. Inside of the Conservatory, though, there were a lot of things blooming - including an orchid exhibit. We walked around for two and a half hours without a break (the minute on the whispering bench doesn't count :-P). But it was beautiful and we decided that we need to go back when everything's in bloom.

And then we went to Applebee's for dinner and ate all the calories we'd walked off. :-P

Tonight we tried to watch David Tennant's Cassanova, but the dvd didn't want to work. So we watched Puss in Boots - which was a lot of fun.

And now we're watching "Graham Norton" with Gerard Depardieu, Damien Lewis, and Dominic West.

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