dreiser: (Batman: Catwoman)
Saturday, November 26th, 2011 12:25 am
Katie is a longtime DC Comics fan. Just as much as I am for Marvel. Her big love in the DCU is the Batfamily followed closely by Wonder Woman. Anywayyyy. Today we had a Batman movie marathon with a bunch of our friends. Well, a marathon of the good movies, that is. Namely the Burton and Nolan ones along with a few of the animated specials.

Watching Batman Returns makes me nostalgic for the fucking seductive awesome of Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman. I mean, I know her origins story in the movie is completely different from the comics but damn is she made of fierce and she really sold the part. I reserve judgement on Anne Hathaway but I find it hard to believe Michelle's portrayal can ever be topped.

Evidence Follows... )
dreiser: (Wondey: My Ass)
Friday, October 14th, 2011 09:40 pm
I only have Wondey icons for DC because I'm a Marvel girl through and through. Despite that I watch all comic book movies which is why I just got finished watching the Green Lantern movie and dude... DC couldn't have pooped out a more convoluted mess if they tried. It's like they made an effort to make Hal Jordan as dislikable as possible. Also, characterization seemed way off from what I know and read in the comics so that bugged me immensely. Either way, I cared so very little about what happened to Hal it wasn't even funny. The only thing I enjoyed in that movie was Sinestro.

I just... bad, man, so very bad. I hope new Superman movie redeems them and Anne Hathaway doesn't ruin Batman. In Marvel news, an expanded Avengers trailer is out and it is awesomeeee.

Eventually Steve and Tony will have to be BFFs and subtextually (if you can call it that in some comics) in love together but for now I like them snarking and as always Steve must call Tony on his bullshit. Also? I fangirl Chris Evans as Cap more than Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and I never thought that would happen but Chris is utterly perfect as Cap and I cannot deny it. I can't even say how happy I am to be proven wrong about him being good at playing that part.

Last but not least, go Cards! We're beating Brewers at the moment. I hope we keep it up. Suck it Milwaukee.
dreiser: (X-Men: Angry Kitty)
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 09:37 pm
Just rewatched it with Katie and the brother. Forgot how bad January Jones really is. She's totally like someone cosplaying Emma Frost at Comic Con. Sort of sad, if she wasn't in the movie, I think I'd love everything about it.
dreiser: (Robocop On A Unicorn)
Thursday, September 15th, 2011 09:42 pm
So going to see this at a midnight showing in October you guys. It's the funniest thing ever. At least, imho, as a huge horror movie fan it is.

dreiser: (Clue: Communism Was A Red Herring)
Friday, September 9th, 2011 10:19 pm
Just got back from seeing Clue in the theater. So good you guys. Remains one of my all time favorite comedies. That being said, it probably has the funniest movie moment to me with Madeline Kahn as Mrs. White.

I like this slightly better than flames along the side of my face. Just slightly though. Something about her high pitched scream just... amuses me to no end. So? What's your favorite funny movie moment? Or do you just love Clue? If you don't you really should. For it is awesome on all levels.

ETA: Another favorite of mine from Zoolander. Which I love almost as much as Clue.

dreiser: (Cardinals: World Series Champs)
Monday, August 22nd, 2011 11:25 pm
Hahaha. Sorry. You'd have to be from Missouri, Illinois, or Iowa to get that joke. I think Minnesota too? Which is odd since that's nowhere close to the other locations. Anyway. Wehrenberg is a local chain of theaters here in STL which have their headquarters in Kansas City, MO. They've always been pretty cool but recently they've gotten so much better by enforcing a policy where people must turn off or put their cell phones on vibrate while in the movie theater. If they take a text or a call they have to leave the theater. If they instead decide to play on their phones during the movie they are removed from the theater without a refund.

This fills me with so much glee. Wehrenberg has always been good at their locations that allow alcohol about kicking out disruptive behavior but this just amplifies their already great service. I hate it when people fucking play on their phones during the movie. It's not like it's cheap to buy a ticket and you're fucking around on your phone instead of of paying attention to the movie you spent your money on? Plus it totally detracts from other peoples viewing experience and it's just a dick thing to do. I'm glad to see them take a stand against this.

I guess I'll be going to see Fright Night and Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark at a Wehrenberg theater. Wehrenberg was also where Katie and I went on the massive all day Harry Potter marathon that included free lunch and various other nerd related goodies. It was a fun experience.
dreiser: (Mini Marvels: Cap's Shadow)
Thursday, July 21st, 2011 11:02 pm
I cannot wait. I'm going to see this tomorrow with my brother and Katie. I would've gone to a midnight show tonight but my brother really wanted to see it with me and he's wiped from studying for the bar exam so he couldn't do a midnight show.

Anyway! Here's a trailer of the awesomeness.

I'm unnaturally attached to Cap because my mom got me a subscription to the Captain America comic book when I was eight years old to encourage my interest in reading and I've been hooked ever since. I know he's not the coolest superhero but he's a good, decent, honest guy and he's somehow not boring (to me anyway) despite this and thus he's my favorite superhero and I think with how great Marvel movies have been lately (I loved Iron Man 2, Thor, and X-Men First Class) that a period piece WWII Captain America movie should kick ass.

Oh yeah! Want an ear worm? Here's one from X-Men First Class soundtrack Love Love by Take That. Which is what I'm sure I'll be feeling about Cap's movie tomorrow. So excited you guys. I cannot wait to see him throw his mighty shield.

Haha. So stupid. I fangirl so much over him.

ETA: You guyssssss! SyFy is showing the bad Captain America movies tomorrow! I don't care. I'm dvr'ing those suckers and recording them for posterity. Awesome.

ETA ETA: Just got back from seeing the movie with my brother and Katie. I loved it! Chris Evans does a perfect job and it followed comic book canon so well I couldn't be happier. Even his original not round shield costume was used! And Bucky! And Peggy Carter! And Red Skull! And Nick Fury! And you guys, don't leave the theater early! Cool shit happens after the credits. Now I'm even more excited for The Avengers. So much awesome. I love Marvel.
dreiser: (Muppets: Animal - Woman!)
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 07:26 pm
Everything looks boring until The Muppets show up. Seriously guys. Squeeing so hard. I cannot wait.

dreiser: (South Park: Mickey Flames)
Friday, April 15th, 2011 11:46 pm
Oh, Tea Party, will you ever not have horrible taste? I think not. For now you are pimping a movie based on the most boring of books, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Yes, yes, this is the book of your rich white guy revolution. Fabulous. I employ the wisdom of South Park and Officer Barbrady to this and leave you to your government is evil rants.

dreiser: (Toyfare: Doom Yes!)
Thursday, March 31st, 2011 10:29 pm
The Room is airing on Cartoon Network at 11:30 CST tonight! Haha. I'm so making Katie watch.
dreiser: (Scott Pilgrim: KO)
Thursday, March 17th, 2011 01:24 am
I have way too much love for the fantasy genre to not laugh at all the obvious jokes about the tried and true plots and characterizations they're using in this movie. I can't wait to see it.

dreiser: (Mini Marvels: Thor Victory)
Saturday, January 29th, 2011 05:28 pm
Dudeeeee. As much as I loved Tobey in the role (until Spiderman 3 which was horrendous) I have to say that Andrew Garfield looks the part in the new pix they released for the Spiderman reboot. Also, I'm fangirling since Gwen Stacy, who I adore, is going to be in the movie as Peter's love interest. I hated how the previous movies basically merged Gwen's personality and history with Mary Jane's. Of course, if they were going to be totally accurate Peter would be chasing after Betty Brant in high school then going for Gwen in college after he got some confidence.

Anyway! Awesome costume pix away. Peter looks so angsty. I love it. I also love how he's... I dunno, scrawny? Skinny? Peter was always a rather slim but muscular superhero and this just looks so much like him.

dreiser: (Star Wars: Vader Snow)
Friday, December 24th, 2010 11:21 pm
I have it around here somewhere. But, no, really... I'm totally reading a ton of Anakin/Padme fanfic because Spike TV had the prequel trilogy on today and even though Hayden can't act his way out of a bag and Natalie wasn't really trying I ship them hardcore. Anyyyyyway. My shipping and fandom nerdiness aside, Merry Christmas everybody!

Here's an appropriate comic strip for all us fandom folks (especially Star Trek) courtesy of a link from [livejournal.com profile] oneiric22 in one of our aimless chats. I think I'm getting a lot of Star Wars loot for the holidays though. Katie hinted at it and so did Jake and Laura. Wheee! The Force is so with me.

dreiser: (Nanoha: Fate/Nanoha)
Saturday, December 4th, 2010 10:47 pm
OMG, you guyyyys! I finally saw the Nanoha movie.

LJ Cut for rambling squee )
dreiser: (Doctor Who: River Smirk)
Sunday, October 10th, 2010 08:06 pm
You guyyyyys. Not since Princess Tutu has ballet been so kick ass. Also, hotness of Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis making out and surprisingly Mila Kunis being fucking scary. What the hell?

dreiser: (Futurama: Professor Fist Shake)
Thursday, September 30th, 2010 09:51 pm
Seriously. I love love love love horror films but can American filmmakers PLEASE stop remaking good foreign horror films already? Almost without exception they make a dumbed down shite version of an original brilliant piece of work and it's starting to seriously piss me off.

Now they've remade Let The Right One In. Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Why would you do this? This is a fantastically scary and just plain chilling vampire movie (that has a genuine realism in the plot/characterization) which is hard to achieve in the age of Twilight version vampires and Hollywood decides to remake it for Americans? Blerh. Oh yes. The director of Cloverfield is responsible. This will be great. (Sarcasm.)

If you have any interest in seeing Let Me In then please please please just rent Let The Right One In. I can guarantee it's going to be far superior. Just like Rec was to Quarantine and Into The Mirror was to Mirrors. Maybe if people stop going to see them they'll stop the remakes of good foreign horror and concentrate on attempting to make some original movies of their own that are halfway decent instead of ruining good ones in existence.

And here's the trailer for Let The Right One In.

Fabulous and freaky, no? Yes. Yes, it is.
dreiser: (Heathers: Veronica Smoking)
Saturday, September 25th, 2010 09:08 am
I had a really shitty day at work yesterday and I'm the type of person when something bad happens I rewind it over and over and over again in my head until I drive myself a bit crazy and a lot miserable. Wanting to stop this cycle I decided to watch some of the myriad of 80's movies I've bought for cheap over the past month to cheer me up.

Seriously, friendslist, I love me some 80's movies. Pretty much all of them in fact. Here's a rundown of some of my favorites:

Labyrinth, Sixteen Candles, Heathers, Goonies, Cloak & Dagger, Flight of the Navigator, Just One Of The Guys, Flashdance, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Space Camp, Adventures In Babysitting, Mad Max Beyond The Thunderdome, Krull, Christine, The Neverending Story, Muppets Take Manhattan, The Running Man, Heavenly Kid, Amazon Women On The Moon, Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo, Jumping Jack Flash, Last Starfighter, Weird Science, Princess Bride...

I could go on and on. So what about you? What are your favorite 80's movies? I bet I've seen them and if I haven't, hey, something new for me to watch!
dreiser: (Kathy Griffin: Looooser)
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 11:00 pm
Seriously you guys. So bored. I almost feel like poking Katie and waking her up just to have someone to talk to. I should work on fanfic but I don't feel like it. I just got done studying for three hours and I feel that's a good amount for one day but...

Also, has anyone seen The American Astronaut? It looks delightfully insane.

dreiser: (Marimite: Run Yumi Run)
Monday, September 13th, 2010 10:58 pm
Yumi's pigtails are very disturbing on a real girl. I'm unsure how I feel about everyone else. Sei and Rei are very cute though. I hope at some point someone will subtitle it.

ETA: At [livejournal.com profile] oneiric22's suggestion here is the visual proof of how disturbing I find live action Yumi's pigtails. Yessss, I find it this wrong. Also I get bored easily and play with Photoshop.

dreiser: (Scott Pilgrim: KO)
Friday, August 13th, 2010 05:48 pm
I loved this movie so much I just went to see it again with my brother. Honestly? It's fabulous. I mean, Scott is kind of a douchey character at times. In terms of how he is with women, and in particular Knives, but the movie overall is such fun and if you love video games, especially old console games from NES, SNES, Genesis era you'll find a lot to love about this film. Anyway. It's totally happy and fun and charming and go see it if you have nerd tendencies. My brother was reluctant due to it being tagged as a romance or romantic comedy for audiences but he loved it.

And that's saying a lot about how good this movie is considering how the only thing he does these days is study for the bar exam and play World of Warcraft.