katikat: (W_UmbrellaRain)
I'm not the biggest fan of Scarlett Johansson, but she was amazing in this movie. A sci-fi from Luc Besson? Fantastic! The very beginning was only so-so but once the action started going, it never stopped. The movie itself was rather short - not even 90 minutes - but the special effects were breathtaking and the whole concept very intriguing and - at least from my POV - original. And I loved that Lucy accomplished what she set out to do. Her life definitely didn't turn out as she expected it but at the end, she got to understand...
katikat: (W_CheekySmile)
Melissa McCarthy and Miranda Hart! I bought this DVD before I found out that Miranda Hart was in it, then it became a must-see for me, because I really, really, really love Miranda. She's hilarious. The movie itself is quite funny with a lot - A LOT - of f-words in it, though. And Jason Statham plays such a tool! And with so much gusto, too, ha! Basically, an R-rated fun.
katikat: (CBM_XMen)
I didn't expect much from this movie and I was pleasantly surprised. I would say that it's the best film in the trilogy of Wolverine movies. I'm not happy about the fact that it implied that all they've been through in XM: Apocalypse was basically for nothing, that they all ended up dead anyway, but... oh well. Considering how many timelines there are in the X-Men universe...

I really liked Laura. I usually don't like kids in movies, but Laura was amazing. And Dafne Keen, who played the part, was incredible. The action was brutal and bloody, and the amount of fucks and whatnot? Sheeeeesh! Overall, a really good movie!
katikat: (S_Shadowhunters)
This was trying to be the new Twister but failed. Whereas in Twister, I was invested in the characters, here, I didn't really care about any of them because they actually annoyed me, especially with all the vidding! Dude, you're being chased by a tornado, drop the frickin' camera/phone and run! But of course not. Christ! The one saving grace? Richard Armitage playing a father of two. That family angle was nice, but it felt a bit too shallow, not hitting the right buttons for me.
katikat: (A_ShelleyHennig)
Sheesh! Now that's one effed up movie, let me tell you. Lena Headey was great, as always, of course. But the movie itself... A mirror breaks and suddenly, nothing makes any sense. It was really scary, the cinematography, the music, and it made me rather uncomfortable. Okay, VERY uncomfortable. Yikes. I don't think I'll be re-watching this one any time soon *eye-twitch*
katikat: (S_TWSciles)
George Clooney and Brad Pitt at their best. This is such a feel-good movie. And I love the friendship between Danny and Rusty, it's just precious. I also love that Danny might be the head of the team, but without Rusty, he wouldn't achieve anything. And I love me a good heist! And so many stars in one film, too, wow! I especially loved Scott Caan prior to his H50 fame, that was sweet!
katikat: (W_BlackHands)
Pierce Brosnan playing the lead, Peter Devereaux. But I didn't get this movie for him but for Luke Bracey who played the second lead, David Mason. It's about CIA agents and stuff like that, but honestly, I was mostly interested in Peter's mentor relationship with David. Nobody was actually a really good guy in this film, there were only bad guys and not so bad guys, but Peter and David, their relationship was definitely something, so intense. I mean, Peter had so many chances to kill David! And he didn't do it! I love friendships like that. Good movie.
katikat: (W_CheekySmile)
Man, I can't believe that this movie's already 20 years old. I remember seeing it in the cinema! The story didn't hold up much through the years, but I still love the intensity between John Travolta's Deaks and Christian Slater's Hale. Those scenes where they play off each other are amazing. And then there's the music, of course. Hans Zimmer's music. Especially the main theme just... wow. For 20 years I've remembered the melody, it's so good!
katikat: (S_DuneHeadtouch)
Hilarious shenanigans where men in pajamas are getting themselves offed and everyone's after stolen money, or Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant at their best. It reminded me a little of How to Steal a Million, but it was a bit more serious - there were several murders, after all. But what a funny romp. Especially the banter between Hepburn and Grant was amazing!
katikat: (A_MattDaddario3)
I really needed this vid in here to brighten up my day whenever needed:



They're so precious, I love their friendship so much!
katikat: (A_MattDaddario)
I like Rick Riordan's books. I'm not smitten with them like many others but I do like them. But these films... they were kind of boring. The only reason why I stuck with them and watched them both - besides the fact that I bought them, that is ;) - was that Alexandra Daddario was in them, playing Annabeth Chase. Alex is so, so cool! I adore both her and her brother, Matt Daddario. They're just too precious for words.

But back to the movies. I don't know. The story did follow the books more or less but they amped up the ridiculous factor, especially in the first movie. The second one was better but still... some of the more nutty bits were downright cringe-worthy for me. Maybe if I were a kid, I would see it differently, that's true. Oh well...

So, 5 movies down, 45 to go! W00t!
katikat: (M_Beach)
You know, I don't care what anyone says, I loved this movie. I love most movies with Tom Cruise, I think that he's a great actor and I appreciate just how invested he is in everything he does. It's amazing. And this film...

The special effects, the story with all its twists and turns, the soundtrack, simply fantastic. I don't understand why it flopped. I loved that it kept me as a viewer on my toes, that the story was always changing, that whenever I thought I had the story figured out, it went sideways and it completely changed the field. And when you realize that there were only a handful of actors in it who had to carry the story... Fantastic! More films like this one, please :)
katikat: (A_LucasBlack)
I re-watched this movie on DVD because I planned on going to see part 2 in the cinema. In the end, I didn't make it, to the theater, I mean, and I missed the movie. Oh well, there will still be the DVD, right?

This is one of the most violent movies I've ever seen. As a friend of mine would say, for all the bodies, there's nowhere to spit. But Keanu Reeves is amazing in it. And I recognized several actors from Matrix in it, too! I really liked the way it was filmed, so much action, not much talking, right up my alley. W00t!
katikat: (S_Hannibal)
I dropped by just to complain about RL a bit. Well, to whine, actually. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow - no biggie, just a regular check-up. But since he's a specialist, it means at least 3 hours of just sitting on my ass in his waiting room. And before that, I need to find a parking space, which is VERY limited around the clinic. And now... because of all the rain? The dirt road to our garage is so soaked that it's all mud and I'm not sure if I'll be even able to get the car out of the garage tomorrow! I had a technician over because of... some other issues... and he actually got stuck on the road and now there are these deep, deep trenches he made with his car! How will I be able to ride over THAT tomorrow? Jesus!

And my other issues, the ones I mentioned? I bought a new computer but I couldn't connect it to my screen. Not with the HDMI, nor with the DVI cable. "No signal." So, I had to call the technician, who dropped by - and got stuck on my road! - and after checking for himself that the computer's really not working right - because, you know, dumb girl here - he took it away and I might get it back sometimes this week. Maybe. Christ on a cracker!
katikat: (A_DomSherwood2)
I decided to do a challenge: I'll try and watch 50 movies on DVD this year. I really need to make a dent into the piles and piles and PILES of DVDs that I own and still haven't seen yet. And when I make it a challenge, my anal retentive tendencies won't allow me not to meet my goal. So...

Vampire Academy. I read the first book in the series by Richelle Mead but I bought the DVD solely for Dom Sherwood who plays Christian Ozera - his RL girlfriend, Sarah Hyland, is in the movie, too, playing Natalie. The movie itself is... passable at best. Still, it's better than Beautiful Creatures which I didn't even finish! But yeah, if Dom wasn't in it, I wouldn't have bought the thing. But seeing him as Christian, it really made me want to finish the book series. And the movie made me a huge Christian/Lissa shipper, too. I know that fans mostly like Rose/Dimitri or Rose/Lissa, but for me, it's Christian/Lissa. There's just something about her being a queen and him her consort... ♥_♥
katikat: (A_DomSherwood2)
"Good For You" by calculatingthestars & kingoriginal | Jalec | Jace and Alec train. Things happen. | ~2.000 words

Holy smokes! It's one of the hottest PWPs that I've ever read. Jesus!
katikat: (A_MattDaddario3)
I haven't been here for 14 whole days. Huh. Well... Merry Christmas, in any case! :) I'm mostly spending my time over on Tumblr, still as smitten as ever with Shadowhunters and since Freeform gave us another trailer for Xmas, here ya go, sharing is caring ;)



Is it January 2nd (3rd morning for me) yet?
katikat: (S_Shadowhunters)


Seriously, Freeform should take lessons from fans about how trailers are actually made. This is incredible! I wish this was the official trailer, I think it would make many more people excited for the show.

Work, Again

Dec. 5th, 2016 08:52 pm
katikat: (S_Bedlam)
In the end, I was offered enough money from my acquaintance that I accepted his job offer. And today, I spent an hour tearing my hair out, trying to figure out how to translate terms like "approach point" and "go around" etc. into Czech. It's all from aviation and though I know what it MEANS, I can't figure out how it's said in Czech, since these are all special terms! Like, dude, it took me over an hour to translate two frickin' paragraphs about a plane landing in a snow storm. It had nothing to do with the plot, the author was just trying to be clever and an hour of my life, gone!

Work...

Dec. 2nd, 2016 11:10 pm
katikat: (W_PiperWindow)
Today, for the first time ever, I had to say no to an acquaintance who offered me a job. Because he offered me too little money. I had to tell him that I'm getting 20Kc per page more from another friend when I translate for his magazine. That's 1/5 more!

I mean, seriously, he comes to me because he wants a quality translation, he literally said that. I should've translated the 2nd book in a series for him because the guy who translated the first one botched the job horribly - and yet, my acquaintance offers me the SAME MONEY that he gave to that guy. Is he serious? What am I? A greenie? I have over 80 books under my belt, 15 years of experience and he thinks I would work for the money you give complete beginners? Jesus. I DO have some self-respect!

I've never turned down a job before, never. I always felt obligated to accept. But this? No.

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