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Movies and a show

Thursday, I spent several hours in a car with mooncalfe which isn't as bad as it sounds ;) Really, though, he's the most interesting guy you could ever spend hours alone with while battling a GPS in the pouring rain. We got to The Haunt in Ithaca MINUTES late for the Bella Morte show (they were on their second song when we pulled in). Then we found a spot up front and rocked out. Andy and Tony were the only familiar faces on stage, but the new guys were pretty good. All my favourites were played. I had Andy sign the defective copy of The Sticks (inside, he wrote: "This is just 'effin' weird!") and I bought a real copy (and a replacement copy of Bleed the Grey Sky Black, because my copy is all scratched beyond play). On the way home, we decided not to fight the GPS and took the thruway.



Last week (or was it the week before?), I forgot to mention that I went to see Iron Man with a few friends from school. It was an all-around bad experience. I live right down the road from a Regal, so I walked. Got there around 11 or so, and got separated from my original group (Some friends got into theater 10, and I was put into 7, but ran into other friends who got into 9, so I snuck in with them). I guess nine AND ten had problems. Mine only had one speaker working- I called the theater to complain before the previews finished, and they fixed it within the first ten minutes of the movie. I also had someone behind me talking here and there to the person next to me, and leaning over the seat to breathe in my ear. Theater 10 stopped the credits early. I guess the projectionist didn't understand that there was a sting after the credits. I guess the projectionist also didn't understand that regardless of a sting, you're supposed to show the whole movie- credits, too!

*****SPOILER!!!***** maybe...
My review on the film? It was okay. Not as good as the first. If you were reading a book of it, it would be totally "white room syndrome" during most of the dialog between Tony and Pepper. And then the action scenes would be senseless. The dialog was WAAAY too much one-liners and witty banter. And if I wanted to see two people bicker relentlessly, I'd watch reality television. My favourite scenes were the ones with Backlash / Whiplash. And the scenes that didn't have Pepper starting another argument. It was like watching my parents fight- dad is trying to be light-hearted, and mom just isn't having it, but is still going. Argh! The next one better be good. And maybe ought to have more of the sting characters (S.H.I.E.L.D. was BARELY a side plot in this one, despite Nick Fury being the big ending of the first one). My disappointment with this one probably won't stop me from seeing the next one on opening night, though. But I think I'll swing the gas to go down to the cheaper Pittsford Plaza theater.



Last night, I went to the dollar theater to see The Crazies. What a shitty movie. On top of that, I wish I had a tranquilizer gun to shoot at the assholes next to us. Drinking and stoned or something, they talked and laughed through the whole film. All I can say is STOP PERPETUATING THE STEREOTYPE!! Anyway, the movie. mooncalfe and I were talking about this situation the other night- the apocalypse. Whether we could swallow our morale and do what NEEDS to be done- and that's bash in the brains of our loved ones were they zombified, or kill off the crazy guy you KNOW will be dangerous / trouble down the road if you let 'em live (or kick 'em out of the group or something). Well, the movie... I would have killed the crazy guy. And I would have had no problem doing it. Instead, the lead guy gave him the big gun. Also what I would do differently: GIVE EVERYONE SOME SORT OF DEFENSE! I'm all for love, but if you're dragging your wife behind (a pregnant doctor- which was frequently mentioned but never played with- another point which made the movie poorly plotted, I think), then please give her one of your guns. Lead guy went 3 days. THREE DAYS of avoiding and fighting 'crazies' before he finally gave her a gun (moments before the end of the film). The visuals were great, but the plot was so simple- problem (and explanation of), destination, obstacles. No twists, no character development... nothing. I guess it was okay for what it was. A jump-out-and-scare-you movie with some good make-up.



In other film news: Can't wait for Avatar: The Last Airbender. Toph isn't in it. Azula and the other Fire Nation girls aren't in it. And that sucks big time. But it still looks fucking awesome. The last trailer I saw, Appa was in it! Didn't see Momo, but IMDB says he's in it. Princess Yue and her big finish is in it, and I am SO EXCITED to see THAT! Suki is in it, but I didn't see any Kyoshi warriors in it, but IMDB says they go to Kyoshi.
Also, I want to see Remember Me- not because of the kid from Twilight. Because of the kid from Harry Potter 4. Yeah, they're the same person, but I swear Robert Pattinson is a GOOD actor. Not just some no talent ass clown who rides on instant success. He worked for it, and if memory serves, he (according to some old interviews) suffers through Twilight, haha.

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kuraism
May. 15th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
I've heard lots of mixed things about Ironmon, really. First I hear that it's fucking fantastic!!!, okay, or just plain awful. In my personal opinion, seeing the trailer is enough.

But. If Azula isn't in the movie, isn't that. . .kind of strange? D: Or is it going to be a whole new adventure compared to the show?
diello
May. 16th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, and if Toph isn't in it, who's going to teach Aang about Earth bending??
Yes, I have heard it's all in the trailer with Iron Man. I'd say the same thing ;) If you have a dirt cheap theater for last-run films, I'd wait to see it there.
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diello
May. 16th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
I have crazy stories, and I don't do anything ;) Your stories are awesome! You do stuff. And you meet people. And you're awesome. And all this other stuff that will make your head swell.

Yeah, it was the remake. It's at the dollar theater. I've never seen the original :(

You know you're going to go see that whitewashed shit. I did see your Katara drawing. I could have sworn I commented on it. Maybe I commented on another of your Avatar pieces.
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diello
May. 16th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'm really GLAD you've never done any of those things. Maybe we can get you a couple of hot chicks or whatever (though, I personally think threesomes are boring- but maybe that's because I'm a girl?).

I'll have to drag you to the movie, then ;)
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