shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
I watched Pitch Perfect 2 on DVD last night, having been unable to see it in the cinema. I thought it was a bit of a mess, suffering from sequelitis. It coasted a bit on liking the characters from their previous outing, the actors' charm - Hailee Stanfield is a welcome new addition, in particular - and it is funny in an offbeat way. The musical numbers were generally my favourite parts.

I enjoyed Bill, which I saw in the cinema a few days ago, much more unreservedly. It's the Horrible Histories team doing a Shakespeare biopic and it's very, very funny in an inclusive way, kids will love it, accompanying adults will love it and so will people who know their Shakespeare. Not always for different reasons, either, because doesn't everyone laugh at silly voices? It left me smiling and shipping spoiler? )

The thing is, I probably laughed just the same amount when I saw the trailers for both films, but one stuffed most of the film's best jokes into the trailer, while the other had more to choose from...

Right, some links:

AOU recap; a pointed fake trailer; Inside Out analysis; Jupiter Ascending compared to The Matrix and Firefly stuf )

Recs 2/2

Jun. 14th, 2015 03:50 pm
shallowness: Black and white close up of Natasha's tilted face (Natasha Avengers intensity)
More fic and fanvid recs - gen and het - in the following fandoms: The Lord Peter Wimsey series; Marvel Cinematic Universe; The Mystery of the Blue Train; Only Lovers Left Alive; The Outlaws of Sherwood; Parks and Recreation; Pirates of the Caribbean; Romeo + Juliet; Sherlock (crossover with Harry Potter); Star Trek - Star Trek XI/Firefly, Star Trek-The Next Generation; Strictly Ballroom; and Twister.

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shallowness: Margaret Hale of North and South adaptation sitting at desk writing (Margaret North and South writing)
Yesterday, I finally posted all the fic that I’d posted to Dreamwidth to Archive Of Our Own. Yay! It only took me years to do so. If I were going to archive my fic elsewhere, I might not be as determined to post everything there. This still means that I need to repost fic that was only posted at lj and ff.net (and Geocities, it’s that old) to both DW and AO3. It will probably also take ages, but I’ll warn if I get a burst of energy and start spamming.

For now, here are some links that I found interesting, most of which are Internet old. Georgette Heyer quote icons; The Hour meta; The Lizzie Bennet Diaries pics; Much Ado about Nothing interview; Pacific Rim meta; Paradox talk and a list about the awesomeness of Farscape. )
shallowness: Five panels featuring pictures of different female characters based on my interests at the time. (Shrew)
Much Ado about Nothing

I am so glad that I was able to see this. I enjoyed it a lot, I thought that overall it was an intelligent and entertaining adaptation and there were some really good performances and none that I'd term weak. What a swellegant party it was )

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