anna
24 May 2012 @ 06:16 pm


Fannish projects, lists (top fives/whatevs), mixes, movie recs, and meta-ish things, etc., are public; but comment here if you wish to also be privy to my everyday flailings as a diehard New Whovian, Whedonite, wildling, Waterbender, and more (which can also be found at my tumblr).

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anna
31 December 2014 @ 01:20 pm
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★★★★ yay!
★★★★★ OMG


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anna
31 December 2013 @ 04:05 pm
★ grrr
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anna
01 June 2013 @ 08:11 pm
I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a while. My ACOK commentary kind of zapped me a bit. And I'm still feeling somewhat overwhelmed by all the TV shows I have yet to write about. (The Merlin finale aired on Syfy last night, so add that one to the list.)

But the other day zombres mentioned wanting to just watch Bollywood movies all week, and now I've been feeling the same way. So I thought I'd share my favorite Bollywood musical numbers! And jsyk, I have actually had a pretty narrow focus reregarding Bollywood up to this point, which means that every movie on this list stars one or more of the following three Khans: Aamir (my faaaaaavorite), Shah Rukh, and Saif Ali. They're all wonderful in their own ways. So enjoy!

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anna
19 May 2013 @ 03:01 pm


I’m still crazy about this series and completely in love with these characters, but A Clash of Kings really seemed like a set-up book, even more than A Game of Thrones was. I mean, AGOT obviously introduced this world and these characters, but it was still heavy with activity and character arcs, whereas this book was pretty static for most everyone. It’s especially apparent in Jon’s and Dany’s storylines, which essentially consisted of them just wandering around in opposite weather climates until the very end of the book. (That actually kind of amuses me, though, as a Jon/Dany shipper, because it’s just one more of the many parallels between their narratives – which I’ll be able to elaborate on when I write about A Storm of Swords, and even more when I write about A Dance with Dragons.)

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anna
13 April 2013 @ 06:06 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
MY DARLING zombres!!!

Angie, you are legit one of the coolest, most wonderful people I have ever known in my life, and I love you madly. You deserve all good things, and here is just a small bit of them for you (and all) to enjoy. ♥

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anna
05 April 2013 @ 01:51 pm
Roger Ebert has been a significant part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I stayed up late every weekend to watch Siskel & Ebert (and later Ebert & Roeper as a teenager into young adulthood). One of the official movie books in our house while growing up was Roger Ebert's Video Companion from 1994, which I insisted on keeping for more than a decade, even after it literally ripped in half. His website is still my #1 go-to place for movie reviews. His Great Movies series is the inspiration for my own movie blog idea (established favorites only!). I believe he is the person who taught me to truly love movies, how to think about them, and how to write about them. He will always be a part of my life forever.



 
 
 
anna
04 March 2013 @ 06:38 pm
So the Oscar telecast was a disaster. I'm not going to say much about it since it's been over a week now and lots of people have already criticized Seth MacFarlane's performance better than I could. I have never been a fan of his in the first place, and I think whoever hired him is an idiot, but he was actually not even the only reason why the show sucked so much. (Honestly, one of the other big reasons why that opening bit was offensive to me was that it went on for almost TWENTY FUCKING MINUTES.) The whole thing was a huge mess of structure and completely masturbatory on the part of the producers (this was not the fucking Tony Awards, and no one gives a shit that you produced Chicago). And the absolute worst moment of the entire night had to be when the VFX guys were so rudely played off by the theme from JAWS while making a meaningful and impassioned plea about the troubles facing VFX houses in Hollywood right now, and right when the guy said, "And I want you all to remember--," THEY CUT OFF THE FUCKING MICROPHONE.

The awards themselves, though, were pretty freaking great. Granted, I still haven't seen a single one of the Best Picture nominees (that'll change tonight - I'm finally getting to see Silver Linings Playbook!!!) but, with the possible exception of Lincoln, I really do want to see them all. And I love all the actors who won too. AND ANG!!!!!!!! I'M SO HAPPY HE WON. SUCH A DELIGHTFUL UPSET. And I really love that the winners were all spread around, like there was no one film that really dominated.

And all of that is why I watch - FOR THE AWARDS. Honestly, all of my biggest Oscar memories are of the winners, not the hosts or the musical numbers:

I remember Shakespeare in Love's big upset win (still the best Oscar moment of my life).
I remember Gwyneth Paltrow weeping in her pink dress.
I remember Roberto Benigni jumping all over the seats.
I remember Adrien Brody planting a huge kiss on Halle Berry.
I remember Marion Cotillard's "Thank you life, thank you love!"
I remember Jon Stewart bringing Marketa Irglova back out to finish her speech (which is as close as I get to a memory of an Oscar host).

Those moments are why I watch.