Happy Memorial Day! It is hot as balls
here; I put my air conditioner back in this morning (all by myself, and only almost dropped out the window once, because I am a Strong Female Character and am awesome at shit like that \o/) and left the house for about five minutes only today, because fuck that, outside sucks. I am so, so glad I have a regular old office-y 9-5 job, man.
Also, BAFTAs: Andrew, my darling! ♥
YES! (also Lara Pulver = queen) I'm sad that he & Martin were up against each other, since they're both wonderful, but oh my god, his speech was adorable.
He is so presh. He's like an Irish Hiddles; he plays this crazy-ass villain and yet in real life he's basically just :DDDDDDD all the time. Awesome. (And Joe Gilgun's relentless stanning of him is making me stan him
in turn. I love how that works. "He's fuckin' ACE.") It's fairly ridic that Benny didn't win, though; I hope S3 is awesome so he can legit get it next time. Awww, babies. Also: Sea Wall.
For fuckin' realsies.( Modern Family 3x24, Awake 1x13, Game of Thrones 2x09 and Breaking Bad S1. WHAT?! Yes!Collapse )
Saw Moonrise Kingdom
on Saturday, and it apparently had the highest-grossing opening weekend for any indie movie or something, which is cool. I liked it a lot; it didn't dethrone The Royal Tenenbaums/Fantastic Mr. Fox
as my fave W.A. film(s), but it's very enjoyable. I still kinda think he's better at creating original characters/relationships than actual coherent, structured plots, but I do kinda respect that basically the entire movie revolves around two totally inexperienced and remarkably un-annoying and un-precocious kids (Sam looked so much like a bb Sean Lennon; it distracted me the entire time). His visuals are getting not only distinctive but pretty ambitious; the storm scenes were pretty impressive. And I still love that there's always a bit of a dark aspect mixed in with all the cutesiness (though I was fairly horrified that they
killed the dog. D: Why?! What was the point?! Though I did kind of enjoy the ridiculously bloodthirsty kids
). And of course the music was great. So that was good.
Then yesterday I sneaked into Men in Black 3
after The Avengers
[was a little bitter that it took down TA as the #1 movie? Yes, yes I was] and it wasn't bad; better than the second, though of course not as good as the first. I'm always down for time-travel, and the banter was as great as ever; Josh Brolin was totally perf & inspired as Young K. I'm one of the four people who saw W.
in 2008, and his Bush was pretty fab too. (Some people appeared to miss the joke of him saying he was 29, though. Er.) It's kinda worth it just for him, and for Bill Hader as Andy Warhol. And for Michael Stuhlbarg, too--is there such a thing as Manic Pixie Dream Dude? Because that's basically what he was, and I am totally HFT. And I kind of love Jemaine Clement now--I had NO idea who the bad guy was the entire time, and at the end I'm like "THAT'S who that is?!" It was just such a balls-out cray-cray performance that it kinda endeared him to me, I dunno. I like 'em weird. Emma Thompson was quite underused, though; I love how Nicole Scherzinger is doing all this press as if her part isn't (a) five minutes long and (b) entirely pointless. (She can werk them thigh-high Louboutins, though, lawd.) The plot kinda falls apart if you think about it too hard, but I was not prepared for feels at the end. I can't handle it when Will Smith cries, especially when it's
Daddy Issues-related. D: Y'all remember that "Fresh Prince" ep; don't act like you don't. I did kinda call that as soon as the dude mentioned his "firstborn," but it was still kinda sweet, with Will's DDD': face and little bb James talking to K. And are we supposed to think that K was kinda keeping an eye on him and waiting to see if he could recruit him for all those years? Because that's kinda cute. A little retconny, but cute
. Not impressed by the song, "Back in Time," however. They'll never touch the OG theme song. I blasted that on my iPod walking home from the theatre, and on my way I passed a pug tied up outside a store, which made me laugh because remember Frank the Pug from the first two movies? "You don't like it, you can kiss my furry little butt!" Heh. I am easily amused. And no, I did not miss Gaga and Tim Burton, among others, in the background on the screens at MiB headquarters. Dohohoho.