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?

Malec Vid!

Jul. 31st, 2016 12:34 am
katikat: (A_MattDaddario2)

Oh, wow, folks! This vid is just breathtaking! I hope we get many more scene with these two in S2!
katikat: (W_UmbrellaRain)
Watching this was a bittersweet experience because it featured Anton Yelchin who passed away just a few days ago. It feels unreal that he's dead. I still haven't seen the latest Star Trek with him yet...

This movie was weird. Like really weird. I haven't read the books, so I don't know how close or not close it followed their tone, but even my mom who actually did read the books thought it was a weird film. What I loved was how everybody liked Thomas so much, the captain and his wife (?), Thomas' girlfriend Stormy, all the other people in the shop... Yes, they found him odd but they still liked him a lot. I especially loved Thomas' relationship with the police captain who was like a father to him, that was lovely.

And now I really need to read the books. I bought all of them for my mom and she loved them, so...
katikat: (T_Coffee)
A pretty good movie. One huge massacre, basically. And with so many famous actors. And also with people who were with Keanu Reeves in Matrix already! I hear that in the sequel, Laurence Fishburn is joining Keanu Reeves for yet another Matrix reunion. Happy about that.

And what the movie is about? Some Russian mobster punk steals John Wick's car and kills his puppy just a few days after Wick's wife dies. It goes downhill from there. I mean, see this dialog (paraphrasing):

Russian mobster: I hear you hit my son.
Mobster's henchman: Yes, sir, I did.
Russian mobster: May I ask why?
Mobster's henchman: He stole John Wick's car.
Russian mobster: Oh.

Yup, that's basically the movie :)
katikat: (S_Sherlock)

*dolphin noises* OMG! Still at least five and half months away, but I'm literally making dolphin noises here. Whenever I think this show has let me go, I'm reeled back in like a fish on a hook!
katikat: (S_TWSciles)
Season 6 will be its last, Jeff Davis confirmed at SDCC yesterday. And thank the gods above. How much has changed for me over these last few seasons. I used to adore the show. Now... Not only are the plots downright dumb and never seem to go anywhere, they're actually making Stydia canon. Fuck. It.

You know just how much they had to bend over backwards to make Stydia canon? Let me count the ways: They fired Arden Cho, one of the main actresses, thus ending Scira - Scott/Kira - to make space for Stydia - Stiles/Lydia - as the main focus and main couple of S6. And to achieve that, they had to drop Stalia - Stiles/Malia - and Marrish - Lydia/Parrish - the two couples they have been building up these last few seasons. They just dropped them, no closure. Like they didn't even happen.

You know what the reason was for Stiles breaking up with Malia? That she loved him so much she accepted that he killed Donovan with a good reason without any explanation on his part. That was the reason. She told him she knew and she didn't mind - and he broke up with her. Without telling her or us, the viewers. Only a season later we found out that they broke up and this was their break-up talk. And all that in preparation for making Stydia happen this season.

You know what, Teen Wolf? Fuck. You. You destroyed three beautiful ships you have been building up to make this one happen, completely retconning one of the main messages of the show, that it's necessary to move on, not get stuck on unrequited love. Fuck. You.
katikat: (A_TomBeck)
Finished Castle S3. Captain Montgomery's death had me bawling like a little kid. Especially his funeral. That was so well done, the cinematography. Though I'm not looking forward to Captain Gates in S4. I've never liked her, the way she was permanently bitchy. Well, I don't own S4 on DVD yet, so it'll be some time before I get to that.

What to watch next? I think... Falling Skies S1. I really need to make a dent into the piles of unsorted DVD boxes that I have lying around my room. And FS S1 has only 10 episodes. Besides, I really love the family dynamic in it.
katikat: (S_Hannibal)
... but I really need to get this off my chest. So, the Turkish military tried to stage a coup last night to get rid of president Erdogan. The military in Turkey is viewed as the protector of secularism and of the ideals of Kemmal Ataturk who was the first one to bring real democracy into Turkey.

And they lost. The whole opposition was arrested and Erdogan is back, more powerful than ever. You can't imagine just how bad this is. He's trying to turn Turkey, which is the door to Europe, into an Islamist country with sharia law and he's treating the Kurds the way Hitler treated Jews. The Czech Republic is refusing to extradite any Turkish or Kurdish criminals caught in our country to Turkey, that's how bad the regime is over there!

And the kicker? You know who supported the coup? Trump. You know who supported Erdogan? Fucking Obama. I'm starting to think I would prefer Trump's honest idiocy over Obama's two-faced falsehood. And since that fool Merkel is attempting to blow the door wide open for Turkey to join the EU, I'm also starting to think that the UK did a wise thing when they decided to leave the EU. Because if an Islamist dictatorship like Turkey is allowed into the EU, then I'll sign any petition that will get my country OUT of that pact with the devil.

Of Shows

Jul. 12th, 2016 03:30 pm
katikat: (S_Shadowhunters)
Lost Girl: 110-113! Done with S1. There was one more episode with Vex and, gosh, he's such a bad, bad man. I really can't wait to see what will change him so much that he will fall for someone as pure as Mark at the end!

Castle: 301-312! You know what always catches me off guard? Those sweet moments between Castle and his mother. They always banter and bicker, but they love each other so much. I adore that he really admires her as a mother and a grandmother, too. He has so much respect for the struggle she went through as a single mom.

Shadowhunters: The cast is slowly trickling back to Toronto, training for the upcoming season! Filming is imminent! YUSS! Gimme!
katikat: (A_MattSmith)
Now that Lost Girl ended, I got S1 on DVD and plan on getting the rest, too. I needed to know how the show would end, what the endgame couples would be - I hate shipping something only to be disappointed. And I'm so very, very, VERY happy that my OTP slash couple turned out to be canon. YUSS! Now I can actually follow the character progress of those two guys.

And that's why I loved the episode Vexed so much. Knowing where Vex's character arc ends, it's so shocking to see where it begins, but at the same time, knowing this, no wonder he's then later on so reluctant to start anything with the boy - and why Dyson is so dead set against their relationship.

But the best episode so far was definitely Fae Day. God, the two brothers, the death of the older one... that made me actually cry. What an impact that episode had on me!

9 episode down, 4 still to go in S1. Huzzah!


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