Oct. 5th, 2013

katikat: (S_NCISLA)
I still think that the boy shown in Past Lives was Callen's son and that the writers are keepig this "plot device" on the back-burner for S7 or S8, when they run out of ideas and need a "twist". I hope I'm wrong, but...

I remember how shocked I was that they got rid of Dom in such a way in Missing. I remember watching it for the first time and being so sure that they would discover him in the van at the very end. So when they found it empty... O.O! There was a nice callback to this during S3, when Deeks was shot. The bad guys got the drop on him for the very same reason - routine. No wonder Sam harped on Deeks so much after that...

LD 50! Or the great "fountain episode". It was so sweet how much these two, Sam and Callen, cared about each other back then.

The Bank Job and the return of Agent Renko! Gosh, I loved the guy. His ending in S3... OUCH!

Chinatown. I kinda loved that the guy killed himself because his lover died because of him. It was sad, but... He must have loved the man so much.

And some funny quotes!

Hetty: So when the time comes, as you put it, there is something you can do. You can smother me with a pillow. Make sure it's synthetic. I'm allergic to feathers.

Hetty: I suggest we don't have this conversation. Forget diamonds, in this business, plausible deniability is a girl's best friend.

Callen: Sam sees the glass as half full. I see it as half empty. That's why we make a great team. Kensi, on the other hand, just drinks right out of the bottle. Nate wonders why it has to be glass. And Eric usually breaks the glass by putting his feet up on the table.

Hetty: Maybe you could give him a little nudge.
Callen: Big guy does not like to be nudged.

Callen: Hetty, honestly, I'm fine.
Hetty: Asset protection is part of my responsibility and you are an asset. When you're not being a pain in the asset.

TV! TV!

Oct. 5th, 2013 09:29 am
katikat: (W_Yay)
=> Sleepy Hollow was picked up for 13 ep long S2: link. Also, I didn't know that S1 will have only 13 episodes. Interesting. That means, I won't have to wait for the DVD box set till next October. Hopefully!

=> The Blacklist was given a full season pick-up, the so called "back nine": link. Cool! Still haven't seen ep 1 XP

=> Leverage's Aldis Hodge joined the Amazon pilot The After, featuring, among others, Adrian Pasdar: link. It should be an apocalyptic sci-fi from Chris Carter, The X-Files creator.

Gravity

Oct. 5th, 2013 06:19 pm
katikat: (Actors_RachelWeisz2)
Wow. WOOOOOOOW! PEOPLE! Gravity's of the best movies I've seen in years! 10/10! Go and see it in the cinema and in 3D too. It's FANTASTIC! No wonder RottenTomatoes rates it 98%. A-frickin'-mazing!

Sandra Bullock is fantastic in it. She and George Clooney are so incredibly sweet together. No sexual spark, IMHO, just a good old friendship. The actors have been friends for many years and it bleeds over into their characters. Clooney's Matt is such a cool guy and Bullock's Ryan? Wow. One of the best female characters I've ever seen. Competent, yet vulnerable, strong, yet prone to just hitting things in frustration when stuff goes wrong...

I'm honestly glad I knew how the movie would end because I could enjoy it much more, knowing the outcome. The 3D is breathtaking. I was stunned. Several times, I literally flinched when it seemed like the debris was flying right out of the screen. Glorious!

I went to see it with the twins and even though they are not the biggest Sandra Bullock fans, even they enjoyed it immensely. And that means something! We had to choose between Gravity and Rush. Which means I won't get to see Rush in the cinema because the girls will be gone for the next month or so and I don't like going to the movies alone. Oh well, will get it on DVD.

Inception

Oct. 5th, 2013 11:32 pm
katikat: (F_Inception)
Gravity made me want to watch Inception again, for some obscure reason I decided not to question. And thus the movie was watched and enjoyed again.

You know why I love the movie so much? I couldn't care less about Cobb and Mal and Fisher and his issues and his eternal waterfall of tears. I love the movie for its excellent, groundbreaking, mind-blowing ideas. Dream-sharing. Dream levels. Dream security. Projections. Hidden secrets. Paradoxes. Mazes... It makes your imagination expand to previously unheard of levels.

Unfortunately, it's also where the movie's biggest plotholes are hidden. Like, every dream has to be anchored in someone's mind, the architect builds the dream in said mind and then they bring the subject in and he fills it with his secrets. So, level 1 was anchored by Yusuf. Level 2 by Arthur. And level 3 should have - should have! - been anchored by Eames. So, why/how did it work when Fisher took Eames' place and became the anchor for level 3? They shouldn't have been able to hear the music since it was Eames who had the headphones on, not Fisher, the anchor. Also, the whole level should've collapsed once Fisher died - but that can be excused, he didn't wake up, after all, he just dropped into Limbo. Still. The fact that they could exchange one anchor for another and it still worked... I mean, level 3 was specifically build for Eames - as Ariadne said, Eames added a secret route inside the hospital, just for himself. Was it enough that the level was build for him and thus the change of the anchor didn't matter? He was still the theoretical anchor and that was enough? Or was he actually the real one, the real anchor, Eames and not Fisher, and when Ariadne asked into whose mind they would be breaking and Dom responded that into Fisher's, he meant the vault, not the level itself? That would make sense, considering the headphones and Eames guarding the level...

I mean, until that point, it was all crystal clear. But with the level 3 anchor... Plothole or a misunderstanding? Are anchors necessary? They should be, why else would they have anchored the first level in the Saito dream in Nash's mind and the second one in Arthur's? And why else would the Fisher dream levels go Yusuf --> Arthur --> Fisher/Eames? And the second level was Arthur's - remember the Pemrose staircase? They can change only their own dream, not someone else's.

Also, I think that the ending was all in Cobb's head, that he didn't make it back. And not because of the spinning top - but because of the kick. As he said, they needed to ride the kicks up to get out. Cobb and Saito couldn't have killed themselves in Limbo, then in level 3, 2 and 1 - which would be brutal, but efficient... if not for the sedative. If they had killed themselves in Limbo, they would have landed back in Limbo. The sedative wouldn't have allowed them to wake up a level higher. Unless... unless dropping into Limbo basically "rebooted" them. Once they dropped there, they had no other place to go but up and the danger wasn't Limbo itself but forgetting why they were there. Hm... But yeah, I think Cobb and Saito never made it out. Or maybe Cobb never made it out of the PASIV den in Mombasa. Remember? He never let the top stop spinning when he checked his totem because Saito startled him. So, is he still stuck in his dream in the den in Mombasa? Or is he still stuck in Limbo?

Awesome brain exercise!

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