12 DAYS?!

Oct. 21st, 2016 12:41 am
katikat: (A_StephanieBennett)
I haven't been here in 12 days? Christ on a cracker! And I'm more active than ever on the net, just... not here *cringes*

So, the state of me?

♠ I finished re-watching Psych S1; my favorite bits are still the scene where we find out that Henry had Shawn's bike towed after Shawn's accident, because he was so afraid for his son, and the one in the season finale, where Shawn says that he can't even imagine anything happening to Gus, those two are wonderful and they add substance to the humor.

♠ I finished translating "Resident Evil: Nemesis" by SD Perry and I started reading "Sizzle and Burn" by Jayne Ann Krentz.

♠ And I also posted my 300th Shadowhunters story on AO3. 300th! For real! I can't believe it. I've never written so many stories in any fandom. It's mind-blowing. Now, I hope to reach 200k before S2 starts on Jan. 2 2017! I'm crossing my fingers that muses don't desert me!

New Girl S1

Oct. 9th, 2016 08:28 pm
katikat: (W_CheekySmile)
I bought the DVD box set used because they had it REALLY cheap on Amazon UK. A nice enough - and funny enough - series, though I had to skip some scenes that really pushed my secondary embarrassment buttons.

I think my most favorite episode was Injured where Nick had his cancer scare and all the roommates pooled their money together so that he could afford a screening. It was a funny but also a very touching episode. My favorite character is, I think, Schmidt who underwent the most profound development over the season.

I might get the rest of the show on DVD later on, but it's not my top priority right now.
katikat: (A_EmilyBlunt)
I finished Killjoys season 1 on DVD. It had a really slow and broad start, it seemed like it would be just another warrant-of-the-week series, but the ending! The ending! The bombing of Old Town really got to me and I actually had tears in my eyes, I don't even know why. Just... the people tried so hard and then Della Seyah Kendry just wiped them out. Jesus. Also, I fell for Alvis Akari. And I hope we do get to see Johnny revisit his brush with the Scarbacks' faith - as their temporary leader told him, you don't get to choose if you are a true believer or not.

I'll be definitely getting S2 on DVD!
katikat: (G_Bed)

I really need to watch The Magicians. Both Eliot and Quentin are so messed up, yet together...
katikat: (G_DonaldStrachey)

I fell so hard for these two! I actually started writing fics about them. The Zude fandom is not as big as the Malec fandom, but still...
katikat: (G_Bed)

I fell so hard for this pairing, Zero/Jude from Hit the Floor. Goodness gracious, they're amazing. And sweet and hot and simply... MWAH! ♥_♥

Malec Vid

Sep. 12th, 2016 10:29 pm
katikat: (A_MattDaddario)

This is truly one of the most beautiful vids that I've ever seen. And the song is simply heartbreaking, considering the context...


Sep. 9th, 2016 07:05 pm
katikat: (W_Yay)
I now have an Instagram, huzzah: drakamena. I'm posting interesting RL pictures I take there.
katikat: (S_Hannibal)

This is how I feel right now about Tumblr.
katikat: (S_Mentalist)
I think this movie is called different names in different countries? I saw both titles used. Strange. But it's a funny movie. I liked both Judy and Nick, that they weren't perfect and yet they turned out to be best friends. And I felt so sorry for them as kids, especially for Nick. My favorite part was the scene where Judy threatened to arrest Nick and followed him through the streets, that was adorable.

Though, honestly, I wouldn't exactly say that this was a movie for all kids ages, what with there being murder threats and whatnot. But I guess the kids of today are pretty much desensitized to that?
katikat: (S_TWStalia)
While [livejournal.com profile] yami_tai and her husband were here last weekend, we watched Maze Runner and Maze Runner: the Scorch Trials together. And now that I've seen both in a quick succession, I have to say that I enjoy the second movie much better. I think it's because Thomas becomes more of a leader in it, he's decisive and determined, and even though he doesn't have all the answers, he never gives up. I loved, LOVED the scene where it was revealed what he had done, why he was put into the maze. That was awesome, the way everybody stared at him...

It's too bad that Dylan O'Brien was hurt filming the 3rd movie and the whole thing had to be postponed till 2018! I'm so curious how it will continue because they basically threw the books out of the window and are doing their own thing. And I liked the movies much more than the books, especially Thomas' character, because Book!Thomas was a whiny n00b.
katikat: (A_MattDaddario)
Finally got around to watch this! I dl'd it because it's not available on DVD, AFAIK. It's a sweet story about two best friends, Naomi (who's straight) and Ely (who's gay). They are actually both pretty awful people and they do suffer a bit before they learn to be better.

But I got this movie mainly because of Matt Daddario who plays Gabriel the Doorman, the main witness of all the hoopla going on in the apartment building. And I found his character the most interesting, TBH. When we found out that he had to drop out of college and take this job because he needed to take care of his sick mother who then died, and he is now stuck in this job with no education and no future, his music being the only happy thing in his life - his music and Naomi - my heart just broke for him.

A good movie, nothing special, though.
katikat: (S_WhiteCollar)
I finally got a new monitor - the old one was flickering like crazy, so much so that my eyes hurt from it! - so I could start watching movies on my computer again! And the first one was the old Independence Day.

You know, it's still a mystery to me how the people who made the first movie which is really great and I don't even mind all the American chest-thumping all that much, could make such a terrible sequel. The sequel was all shiny stuff and little substance. I'm not saying the first movie was Shakespeare, but I really cared about the characters. The Goldblum-Smith combo was absolutely hilarious. It's too bad that none of that was reflected in the follow-up. Oh well...
katikat: (M_Beach)
So many stars in this one: Dennis Quaid, Sigourney Weaver, Forest Whitaker, Edgar Ramirez, Zoe Saldana... etc. and so on. And it had a very interesting premise, too: the US president is shot and a bomb explodes in a square, and the movie captures the 23 minutes before and after the event from the POV of various people caught in it, like the bodyguards, the president himself, the reporters, the bad guys, a random American tourist... It was really good. Also, unlike the car chase in Jason Bourne, this one felt really thrilling because you weren't sure who would make it out alive. A good one!
katikat: (W_BlackWhite)
Eh. My least favorite Bourne movie yet. What I've always loved about the Bourne films was how everything was connected but in a very intriguing way, Treadstone, Blackbriar, everything, through people and their agenda... but this movie made it all personal and the whole plot felt completely convoluted, just slapped on. Instead of focusing on Pamela Landy and the consequences of her trial, they wiped it all clean - Landy and her fate weren't even mentioned! - and came up with yet another off-shoot program. Eh.

Also, what they did with Nicky? And then Heather Lee and her agenda? I love Alicia Vikander but she was so bland in this movie. The bad guys felt generic, not scary. Vincent Cassel's Asset didn't feel at all dangerous, nothing like Bourne #2's Kirill. And I think it was a mistake that they cast Tommy Lee Jones for that particular role, he felt to me like a big marshmallow, not at all menacing.

And I think that was what bothered me the most - the movie didn't feel menacing. Everything in it was inevitable, Nicky's fate included. There were no surprises, at no point was I at the edge of my seat. It felt old and tired. I think it's time to put this franchise to rest.
katikat: (F_HanselGretel)
The Bourne Ultimatum: Hey, that was Edgar Ramirez! I didn't realize that he was in it. Interesting. I think nothing beats Bourne #2 and Karl Urban as the bad guy Kirill. At least IMHO. He had such an incredible presence. In this movie, the bad guys kinda... lacked. At least the one "on site", so to speak, the fighters, there was none that I thought might actually beat Bourne. I loved Nikki and Pamela Landy here, those two were awesome!

The Bourne Legacy: Oh, oh, oh, Oscar Isaac! I didn't know he was in this, never realized it! Aaron and Martha are my OTP in this series of movies. For that reason, I'm glad that the continuation is not about them, I hope they are not even mentioned, I don't want to hear that they were killed or that Martha died or something. I'm glad that they got their happy ending and lived happily ever after. Because they worked together so incredibly well, as a real team, not just as the Super Agent and the Tag-Along. Amazing, those two. But I felt sorry for Pamela Landy :(

And I'm all set up to go and see Jason Bourne tomorrow. Nice! I made it!
katikat: (A_ShelleyHennig)
I liked this movie much better than the first one. I don't know why. Maybe because the plot was much more intriguing, I loved all the spy stuff, how everything was connected. And Pamela Landy was a much better adversary, she had incredible presence and smarts! I loved seeing Nikki again, but I wasn't really sad when Marie kicked it, Bourne is much more... intense on his own. And Karl Urban as Kirill! Yowza! Now there was a bad guy! Also, his boss? Played by Karel Roden, one of the most famous CZECH actors! Yes, my countryman! How awesome is that? Oh, and my favorite part? The final car chase in Moscow; the music, the way it was getting more and more intense by the second, building up and up and up! Incredible!

Of Clothes

Aug. 3rd, 2016 01:36 pm
katikat: (W_Laptop)
To celebrate the fact that I now dropped 55 pounds - yay! - I bought some new clothes! Some gorgeous t-shirts, a jacket - and jeans.

The jeans fit me really well in the hip and thigh regions, but I could fit twice in them in the waist part. You see, I have the classic hourglass figure - my waist is 25 cm narrower than my hips. Which is not a problem when it comes to summer clothes, I just buy skirts and pants with an elastic waistband, right? But with the fall and winter clothes? Not really an option, it's all zippers and buttons. And when I use a belt - without it, the pants would simply drop to my ankles! - the material is all bunched up under it, looking really ugly. Luckily, I love wearing long sweaters, but still, it's kinda uncomfortable. I guess I will have to learn how to sew and put some folds in the back... *sigh*
katikat: (W_PiperWindow)
I want to go and see the new Bourne movie this weekend, so I pulled out my trusted DVDs and decided to re-watch all the Bourne movies so far.

This movie is a bit dated today, but still really good. I especially love the fight scenes where Bourne kicks people's behinds! I very much prefer Bourne over Bond. What I don't like about this movie is Marie. Don't get me wrong, I understand her reactions and her POV, that's not it. She's just such an... obvious love interest. Which is one of the reasons why I prefer the following movies in this series, when it's just Bourne discovering stuff, all the threads coming together, all the black ops revealed. Excellent!
katikat: (F_Inception)
I bought this on DVD oh so long ago but it wasn't until today that I actually watched it. It's a movie from Danny Boyle, so it's a visual masterpiece, and it features stars like Chris Evans, Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Hiroyuki Sanada or Michele Yeoh.

It's a sci-fi about a ship that set out from earth to drop a bomb into the sun to restart it again. Uh, don't question the logic. It's just really, really scary. They all die. That's not really a spoiler, it's pretty obvious from the get-go, once you find out that this is already the second ship trying to deliver the bomb because the first one failed. So, it's mostly about HOW they all kick it and if they succeed blowing the thing up.

Christ on a tortilla it's scary. For some reason, people tend to hate on this movie. I have no idea why, it's pretty good. And scary. Did I mention scary?


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