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Jun. 22nd, 2017 06:48 pm
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I know everyone is linking to interesting Wonder Woman stuff, but if you haven't seen it, here's a list of heart-warming ways young children have responded to Wonder Woman via Digial Spy.

I meant to post this when reviewing Salazar's revenge, but here's an excellent [livejournal.com profile] idol_reflection essay on (Captain) Jack Sparrow, based on the first three Pirates movies – worth reading the comments for a look at Jack as a trickster: Captain Jack Sparrow - A Legend in His Own Mind by The Stowaway.

And via [dreamwidth.org profile] musesfool The Chrisening of Hollywood from Vanity Fair - an amusing take on the Four Chrises phenomenon here.
shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
I finally got to see it - it was a bit of a rush to get there because the people I was going with wanted to see it at an earlier showing than I'd first sugested. So, I arrived in the middle of the trailer for the Justice League movie feeling flustered, frankly.

My head and my heart aren’t entirely in accord about this film, all right? heart says yes, head says hmm )
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On Tuesday, in the middle of all the horrible news, it was announced that Joss Whedon will be taking over directing duties on Justice League from Zach Snyder for tragic reasons. Obviously, one hopes that this helps a grieving family heal.

Wonder Woman (please be good! Not that I saw the show or read the comics, but as a woman who goes to see comic book movies, we're due one about a superheroine that's good) is occupying my brain more. But apparently the news about the merchandise isn't great.


Anyway, I’m watching Smallville season 5 for the first time on DVD. (I’ve been spoiled for a few big things on the show over the years. And the next DVD boxset I will go through will be a better show, but I’m watching it with much nostalgia for my experiences of the fandom for the first year or two. Quick recap: CHLOE.)

The colour palate is very striking, coming off the greys of metal, glass, stone and shadows of Person of Interest. I’m also rewatching the Pirates of the Caribbean movies right now, which has the blues and greys of the sea and brown and black of the ships, so the warm, bright, sun-kissed hues of Smallville, where everyone’s outfits are colour-coded, jumped out at me.


spoilers up to 5.4 )

Recs (1/2)

May. 7th, 2017 04:36 pm
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Fics, fanart and fanvids in the following fandoms: Arrested Development, Cormoran Strike series, The Dark Knight Rises, Disney Princesses, Enchanted, Firefly, Harry Potter, The Hour, The Hunger Games and Jupiter Ascending.

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All sorts

Feb. 13th, 2017 09:13 pm
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4.10 Read more... )

The BAFTAs – Read more... )

By the by, The Lego Batman Movie is the Batman movie we need right now – it’s very, very funny.
shallowness: Beautiful blue alien in front of colourful background (Zhaan Farscape wonders I've seen)
How come I’d never heard of ‘The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet’ by Becky Chambers? I only came across it by picking it up off a shelf in a bricks and mortar bookshop because of the title. (Oldschool.) Consider yourself informed if you like female-centric science fiction that takes place in the great expanse that is space, love crews that become families, made up of multi-faceted beings (‘sapients’ to use the novel’s term) working out what it means to be them, be they Human or not, around others.

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I went to see Suicide Squad last week (life has been a little busy since). My hopes/expectations were that it would be less dull than Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. It passes on that score, but that doesn’t mean it was ‘good’, though. There were plot holes, there were too many characters and too many flashbacks. Read more... )

I forgot to wait for scenes in the middle of the credits.

Parks and Rec 7.4 Leslie and Ron (this was the only episode available to catch up on, so I hope the next will be 7.5 and Dave won’t skip it).

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Whose city?

Jul. 6th, 2016 07:15 am
shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
Finally, all caught up with Gotham.

Gotham 2.21: A Legion of Horribles

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2.22 Transference

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ETA: Rec me all the BB!BatCat stuff...
shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
I haven't posted about Gotham in a while, for similar reasons to not posting about Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I thought I'd catch up and post all the reactions together in one go, but I never caught up. At the moment, I'm still behind and it's going to be several days before I have a chance to rectify that. So, here's what I've made of what I've seen so far.

2.17 Into the Woods
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2.18 Pinewood
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2.19 Azrael
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shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
Undercover Episode 3

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Gotham 2.13 – A Dead Man Feels No Cold

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I published two (three sentence) ficlets on Tuesday, both gen, focused on two female characters I hadn’t written before. They were originally posted at [dreamwidth.org profile] 3sentencesfic at the end of March. I’d hoped to write more ficlets for it, but I didn’t manage it. (However, I’ve just seen an intriguing meme...)

Bear, Woken (HP, Minerva McGonagall universal) and Perseverance AOS, Jemma Simmons, teen? Spoilers for 3.05.

Moving on to TV I caught up on or watched a few days ago, but haven’t had time to post about, and starting aptly with Agents of SHIELD 3.12 Inside Man

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Underground episode 1

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I will keep watching to see where this goes, even though it’s in the same slot as Agents of SHIELD and, now, Home Fires.

Gotham 2.12 Mr Freeze

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Finally for now, I saw Zootropolis (can someone explain why the title was changed from Zootopia in the UK?) which was very entertaining. Judy Hopps, ILU. It features 'bunny saves fox'. I hope there are sequels - there's plenty of potential in the world they've created and the characters that inhabit it - and I see that AO3 has hundreds of fics already.
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I posted Fancy Hotel, a Person of Interest/The Night Manager ficlet. Zoe and John were the focus of the prompt and remain the focus of the fic, but I had TNM on my mind and it was the spark for me. I wish I could have come up with a better title, but at least I managed a summary.

I caught up with B99 3.14 Karen Peralta

Itsy-Bitsy Spider )

Of course, I’m now behind again because I chose to watch Scorpion (post to come).

I went to see a double-bill of films yesterday for the first time in ages. First was Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yes, I know. One word review: ponderous.

more words ) There were lots of problems, but I’ll focus on the most relevant one, which is that you’ve seen the trailer(s), and who hasn't given the promo push, most of the film will not come as a surpise.

And before this film a new-to-me Captain America: Civil War trailer aired and I think that contained a major development that made me clap my hands to my mouth in disbelief that they’d show that now. What is wrong with the people behind cutting these trailers? Stick to the first third, show glimpses of the main characters, give a flavour of the mood...people are going to go see films featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Batman and Superman!

Having said that, The Lego Batman Movie trailer filled me with glee.

What I wasn’t spoiled for in BvS:DoJ was Read more... ) Roll on the Wonder Woman solo movie, which seems like the only thing DC is doing that Marvel seems to need to worry about.

The second film I saw was Eddie the Eagle, which is thoroughly entertaining. It has also had a huge promo push in the UK, and benefits from being a sporting underdog dramedy based on a true story that I'm about old enough to remember, but I don't think they used the last third in the promo material.

Finally, I've caught up on Parks and Rec

5.11

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5.12

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shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
Gotham 2.11 Worse than a Crime

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I caught the last hour of the Avengers on the Beeb last night. They showed the schwarma scene; the absence thereof had miffed me when it was out in the cinema here.
shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD

3.9 Closure

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THEN last night, instead of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, I watched my first full episode of Scorpion, which I feel the need to admit here. My rationale )

I am fully aware that Scorpion is arrant nonsense. It’s about a general overview, spoilers for what's aired in the UK )

Gotham

2.9 A Bitter Pill to Swallow

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shallowness: Catwoman looking at the Batsign in the Gotham City night sky (Catwoman watching Batverse films)
The Night Manager episode 2

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Gotham 2.7 Mommy’s Little Monster

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