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TV - Boardwalk Empire
Behind on TV, as ever, but for once there are more exciting things to discuss:

ELECTION!!! I voted before work and it went fine, but then as the day went on I kept hearing about NYC polling places being all chaotic and disorganized and the machines malfunctioning and I was totally freaking out because oh my god, we don't need another 2004. Or 2000, for that matter. After work I went to a party at a bar with a bunch of lesbians and basically spent the entire night running up a bar tab stress-eating and stress-drinking (I was basically drunk by 7:00, ngl) and watching the big TV and obsessively checking Twitter, and around 10:00 something a few girls dragged me off to the Cubbyhole, which is very cramped and very dark and very loud and very fun, and I swore I wasn't going to drink any more--and then the bartender came around with free shots. So, you know. And then around 11:00-whatever the screen suddenly flipped to the one pictured above, and there was this pause before everyone realized, and I yelled "GUISE, GUISE LOOK" and then everyone started screaming and it was gr8. :') And then I took a long-ass train ride home and missed the speeches and went to work hungover the next day, but that's okay, it was worth it. ♥ Ahh, good times.

Skyfall: ERR MAH GERD SKERFERL. I loved it and I definitely want to see it again. I actually got that itchy, impatient wanna-see-it-again-NOW feeling on Saturday morning, which I haven't had since The Avengers. So that's saying something. I loved it because it was just so wonderfully personal--I love action movies and all, but I often find it kinda hard to really care about the characters in a deep way and as a result I kinda only like them superficially, but OMG THE FEELS IN THIS ONE. I already adored the Bond/M relationship, and this one just took it to eleven and I loved the way they're both willing to break the rules for one another and dskdjfksljd apparently I have a soft spot for dysfunctional pseudo-parent/child relationships. The opening titles were gorgeous and I ♥ the Adele song, of course, and the opening chase scene was outstanding (THE LITTLE CUFFLINK-ADJUST I CANNOT); it's saying something that I was clutching my own sleeve in agitation the whole time even though, ya know, he probably wasn't actually going to get killed. I liked that Silva was introduced pretty late; it just made it more suspenseful when he finally showed up, especially as he strooooolled forward slowly in that really wide shot. Javi was just perfection in every way; naturally I was grinning my face off when he was, like, fondling Bond, NOT TO MENTION Bond's response of "what makes you think this is the first time?" HEH. I don't know if that was a reference to Le Chiffre or just his general...life, but it was awesome. I suppose every film villain for the next century will be compared to Heath's Joker, so that's kinda tired, but really, he did have that brilliantly funny/dangerous/unpredictable thing going on. And I was noticed that his nose looked asymmetrical and was kinda wondering what they did there, and then JESUS FUCK he took out his face thingy and gave us some Richard Harrow realness--can you imagine anything worse than a cyanide capsule failing to work?? AUGH. He was hardly sympathetic, but that was still chilling as fuck. Ijustlovehimsomuchokay~ (p.s. if you haven't seen Biutiful, do; he's fucking outstanding in it)

And then there was Eve--full disclosure, I've seen the Craig-Bonds and then precisely one other, From Russia With Love. And yet somehow I was still positively squealing at the end when she said her name was Moneypenny. HUZZAH YES that means she'll be back, right?! I just adore Naomie Harris. The new films have handled the "Bond girl" concept really interestingly: Vesper was totally her own character, and the love interest and the villain; Olga Kurylenko's character had her own revenge story and they didn't actually hook up, as I recall. And now we have Eve, who is his colleague first (and, ya know, shot him a little) and they just happen to be super-hot and flirty as well. DAT SHAVING SCENE. Oh my fucking Lord. Love it. Well, there was also Sévérine--I was getting hardcore Gillian Darmody vibes from her before Bond noted that she had been a child prostitute and was trying to escape and stuff, by the way--and I'm bummed she got killed so fast. And I guess I should object from a feminist perspective that Bond's island girlfriend from when he was 'dead' got no lines or development at all, but really I'm just mad that there's an actress out there who made probably more than I make in half a year to do absolutely nothing except make out with Daniel Craig for a day. I mean...just...what.

Anyway. Q was wonderful & adorable and I realized that the movie was literally written for me when he was admiring the Turner painting at the museum when meeting Bond, as that is one of my fave paintings ever. Although I gotta say I was totally pissed that Bond lost that awesome palm-programmed gun in like FIVE MINUTES; he totally left it in that...that Return of the Jedi lizard-pit thingy in the casino. Come on, son! Keep track of your shit! And the actual Skyfall reveal--like, okay, if the writers had pulled me aside and asked me what I specifically wanted that to be, "a beautiful but somber manor house on a gorgeous, misty, Bronte-ian Scottish moor, complete with appropriately angsty & Romantic backstory, please" basically, more or less, totally would have been what I said. \8D/ I was legit clawing at my face through literally all of those scenes--ROGER DEAKINS, LET ME LOVE YOU. PLEASE. Especially when it was night and all fiery and those wide shots and dfklgdjlkfkgdl I CAAAAAN'T. ♥____♥ I'm really interested by the fact that, like, he actually is James Bond--I've always sort of wondered if it was like a Dread Pirate Roberts thing and 'James Bond' was more of a symbol, as he's been played by so many dudes over so many years and they're meant to be the same person but not really the same person, y'know? But actually hearing about his childhood (!!!) and seeing his parents' graves (he's Scottish?! And half-French?!!?? ZUT ALORS) and meeting Kincaid and everything--I just really, really, really cared about the guy more than I thought I could.

(Wow, this is getting long.) BUT I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY KILLED M FOR REAL. ;_____; And I so wanted her to be the one to kill Silva, too, though the Chekhov's Knife bit was cute. I really just wanted her to shoot anyone, but her homemade booby trap things were just as good. BUT REALLY, Bond cuddling her and she gave him the dog and AUGH WHY. Mallory then becoming M does kinda lend credence to my aforementioned theory about the name being a title rather than a name--also interesting that Kincaid misheard her name as "Emma"--but maybe they were messing with us on purpose. I really didn't think they'd kill her, not after all that, but I respect it, I suppose. :( So many feelings! Oh, and surprise!Helen McCrory! I really, totally loved it, man.

Lincoln: I...am trying so hard to have a strong opinion about this one, but I just cannot. It was fine. It was good. Parts were really good. Many parts were just kinda meh. I know I'm in the minority here, but this isn't even my Bitterness Movie (every year I have one that I think is overrated as fuck and I get annoyed when it gets tons of love & awards); that'll be Silver Linings Playbook. This one, just...eh. DDL is great, of course; as usual I forgot I was watching him and was just caught up in the character, but I feel like the movie tries so hard not to overly-praise him or canonize him, as many biopics do, that it just all seems rather ordinary. Even his introduction is understated; he's kinda half-shot from the back and he's just sitting amongst the men casually (eeeee, Dane DeHaan and Lucas Haas! Hi, bbs!). And he often sits around wrapped in cloaky things or blankets; I can't tell if that was meant to make him seem vulnerable or saintly or what. I did like the intimacy and how relatable he was, but ultimately it was really just about a bunch of old white bastards arguing about politics and technicalities, and YMMV how interesting that is. It did a good job of making him out to be just a regular, hardworking, especially smart guy rather than an exaggerated hero, and I did like that they analyzed the idea of slavery beyond just pure morality and humanism--like, the complex economic aspects and all--although it was kinda awkward that there were hardly any black people in it like at all. And the three they did have--Gloria Reubens, S. Epatha Merkerson (!) and the fellow with the beard--are all quite light-skinned. I dunno if that matters, but...well, I liked Sally Field a lot too; it was a bit meta when she said "I'll just be remembered as being crazy and ruining your life," so I liked that she was given more depth and we saw their realistic relationship, with love and arguments and everything. And I now appreciate the brilliance of casting SO many other famous actors, because if I hadn't recognized John Hawkes and David Costabile and Hal Holbrook all them dudes, I literally would not have known who anyone was, because old white dudes in period costumes all look the same and hardly anyone was given much of a distinct character (though I did love James Spader). I did kinda LOL at darling, sweet Lee Pace as the blustering racist, though. And Jared Harris as Grant was totally inspired. The assassination was...oddly rushed, and it was rather cheeky to place us at another theatre when it happens, but I guess it's been done. Eh, it's well-done and obviously worth seeing, but it's just so understated that it's a bit...inaudible. So...eh.

Wreck-It Ralph: Double-featured this with Lincoln because I somehow fell behind, and it's really, really, really cute, even if you're not a gamer. I hardly know anything about video games (though I did recognize Sonic and Q*Bert, of whom I had a stuffed animal as a wee one), but I still appreciated a lot of the stylized bits and the inside jokes--I absolutely LOVED the chanting Oreo palace guards. HA! Totally didn't recognize Alan Tudyk's voice; he was totally channeling Ed Wynn, amirite? Overall it was a bit manic & had a trifle too much going on--like, I dunno if we needed Vanellope's battle with King Candy and the "cy-bugs," but the romance between Felix and Calhoun was kinda awesome, and the twist with Candy/Turbo was clever. Vanellope annoyed me at first because I am a misanthrope who dislikes Sarah Silverman and also children, but she grew on me by the end. And as I've been bitching for years about how not every kids' movie has to feature a princess and end with a wedding, I completely loved that she chose to be 'President' instead and was all about her friendship with Ralph. (No, I didn't tear up. Of course not, GOD.) And I'm sorry, but Felix is the favorite guy whom everyone loves because he inherited a magic hammer from his dad, and Ralph resents being the unloved 'bad guy'?? SOUND FAMILIAR?! JUST SAYING.

Flight: Saw this last week--pretty solid; Denzel's excellent and he (& the writing) does a great job of walking that line between addiction victim and really-terrible-decision-maker; you both sympathize with his inability to stop using and also want to smack him for sabotaging himself every which way. John Goodman was of course welcome, as always--he definitely prevented the movie from taking itself too seriously. ("DO NOT TOUCH THE MERCH, MOTHERFUCKER.") I feel like Kelly Reilly's story kinda got abandoned in the third act and I didn't entirely buy their sudden bond, though I like the idea of 'damaged' people being drawn together (see: all of my OTPs fucking ever). The crash scene is terrifying and it works because of the dialogue, oddly--it's panicky and scary, and yet we actually get to watch him making a series of decisions and thinking out loud and actually working through it, which was very cool. Didn't really like the end; it was way too Zemeckis-y and I didn't really feel he'd entirely Earned His Happy Ending, as it were, but at least he didn't just get off scott-free simply because he's the protagonist, y'know. So, good.

For the record, I like fun. now; they won me over on SNL. I may be anti-hipster, but I make an exception for the smiley ones and they looked really, REALLY happy to be there, so that's good enough. (Yeah, this song is basically "Cecilia," but (a) I love "Cecilia," and really any song that goes 'whoa-ooh-WHOOOOA-OHHHH' and (b) it's giving me major Richard feels, offuckingcourse.) And I still have that fucked-up "Mokiki" song from last night's digital short stuck in my head. "His best friend is a glove!" DAMMIT, TARAN. (just kidding ILU birthday twin <3) The "Homeland" sketch was amazing, though; I was totally screaming at Hader as Saul and Anne's awesome Mathison Ugly-Crying Faces. And it's Sunday!!

I screamed when it was revealed Mallory was the new M dfkjghjkdfg mostly because I'm a huge Ralph Fiennes fan and am basically crying to myself about him being in all the future films. I had actually joked about it beforehand too, since I was curious if this would be Judi Dench's last film, especially given how it was focused on her M and her own health problems.

But Skyfall was so, so epic in all respects and not just my Ralph Fiennes fangirling (though I also screamed when he saved M but I just. I have a Problem when it comes to this man). Q! Moneypenny! The whole Skyfall sequence and Albert Finney! I totally forgot about Javier Barden until he showed up and I gasped and he was so wonderful. It was just so, so good and I'm willing to say even better than Casino Royale and I reaaaaaaally love Casino Royale.

Seeing Lincoln this week! I'll be keeping your review in mind but I have a feeling I'm going to go in a little biased and already moved just because I'm... me and history and yes. But I am really intrigued by your review. C:

I'll be seeing Wreck-It Ralph once I'm home but I'm excited, I've heard good things about it!

I am stoked for that as well! And I'm glad he didn't turn out to be evil, for while he does that quite well, that would've been a bit obvious. but but but at the same time Judi is queen and I am sad ;________;

I actually kinda forgot I'd seen Albert Finney's name in the credits, but that entire thing was so weirdly heartwarming--and I was starting to ship him with M, I don't mind tellin' ya. I think I'm the same way--I love CR as a movie, but it didn't give me quite as many actual heart-feels, and this one totally did all over the place. sfksdlfjskd I really want to see it again but I have SO MANY things to see and this is the first-worldiest of problems, good Lawd

No, yeah, I know I'm in the minority and pretty much all of the critics are losing their minds over Lincoln--I certainly don't think it's bad, it's just...it didn't really move me, and I often really like biopics/history stories. But it's worth it for his performance alone, really.

I've been afraid since day one that they were gonna make Ralph a double-agent or something because that would have been so easy. I loved what they did with him and hopefully he'll have more excellent moments in future films!

I was totally shipping them for about five minutes too, they were just super precious n_____n Hahaha right, I would love to see this film again but it may have to wait for other things at the moment. Still, I'm just so elated with how excellent it was!

While I do think I'll love it, more than anything I feel I just need to see it for obvious reasons more than anything else. Plus it's my reward to myself for finishing my big proposal for my thesis this weekend. 8D

I loved "Skyfall" too. I've seen it twice already and am going again this week. I love that it was so personal. IMO, this is what makes the film so great.

The credit sequence and Adele's song are ♥

After James's line about first times, I'm totally reading him as bisexual and I will never unsee it.

Eve being Moneypenny should mean she'll be back. I hope that a) they keep Naomie Harris and b) they don't forget they gave a background as a field agent.

The shaving scene. OMGs. To start, that's a kink of mine, but it was done SO WELL.

I think Kincade decides her name is Emma because James introduces her as M, which could be Em, and Kincade, not knowing her, is not going to use what ht thinks is a diminutive. Though there is an interesting line in "Casino Royale" that suggests that Judi Dench!M's real name as an M in it, as is the case with Mallory. (BTW, I really liked that he was revealed to be badass and willing to bend the rules and stuff. I hope there is a real relationship between this new M and Bond.)

Yes, James could have totally gotten his gun back if he wanted. I was annoyed too.

That Bond is Scottish and half-French (or I think Swiss actually) is something form the books, if memory serves.

After James's line about first times, I'm totally reading him as bisexual and I will never unsee it.
Ahahaha, yes! I mean, come on, he lives ~outside the law anyway; no reason why he should be all caught up in bullshit societal gender norms or whatever. Geddit, James!!

I...did not think that was a kink of mine, though it just might be now. Though it did remind me of this dream I once had where I was playing Sweeney Todd (yes, that's the sort of dreams I have) and I was supposed to be shaving Alan Rickman, and I was like 'wait, I have no idea how to do this--OH GOD WHAT IF I KILL HIM' and I was freaking out. But clearly Eve is more dexterous than I. ;)

Oh yeah, "I thought M was a randomly-assigned initial, I had no idea it stood for--" "Utter one more syllable and I'll have you killed!" HEE. Yeah, I mean, I just like that his instinct was to humanize her and assume they were friends; he didn't really even ask for too many details before agreeing to help James, which is really quite incredibly sweet. D'aww.

I guess I just always thought he was like the ~quintessential Englishman, but I AM SO INTO THAT. I never really thought we'd get backstory; I guess because I was thinking of him more as a cypher than a person, but I LOVE IT. ♥_____♥

I wanna read fanfics with little James learning to shoot from Kincade and exploring the land around "Skyfall" and getting lost and Kincade coming to the rescue.



You know, I can actually beat you in this: "Skyfall" was my first Bond movie ever. *g* But the reviews were good and nothing else was on and we heard other interesting things, sooo...
I really liked this movie - not in the giddy Need-to-see-it-again way you fell, but I was very entertained the whole time. Naomi Harris was really cool and I'm glad that she'll be back for more. :) The whole "Bond gets it on with the hot chick" wasn't really my thing, it always kinda threw me out of the movie a bit. I know that that's part of the Bond character - seducing hot women, and I thought the chemistry with Harris was good, but still... Perhaps it's just that I don't see Daniel Craig as that charming, suave guy that all women instantly adore. *shrugs*

Q was very cool, i wanted to see more of him. And ohh Javier Bardem was so fun as the villain. I didn't even think of the Joker - do people really compare these performances? It felt totally different to me IDK. Loved the innuendo between him and Bon, the glimpses of the poor soul underneath and the totally OTT cheerfulness at times. Although Bardem surely should never have blond hair... XD

Yeah, I also thought that Bond was just the name of that agent, and not his real name. But I can also totally accept how they did it here. The old mansion in Scotland was great. *wants* The relationship between Bond and M was also very well done. Hm, I think that M actually is just the code for that particular position - Q is referring to the quartermaster, so M perhaps is Manager or Master or Motherfucker In Charge, IDK. That Kingcade called her Emma was IMO just because he understood it as "Em", a nickname. *shrugs*
The bit with the dog was fantastic! *g*

Edited at 2012-11-12 05:57 pm (UTC)

Was it really?? Heh! I actually meant to see more of the earlier ones--the Museum of Modern Art screened a whole bunch of them last month, and that's right around the corner from me, but I only ended up seeing one. >_____> And I did like it, but I definitely think I prefer Danny's brooding, gritty Bond to the lighter, wisecracking, arguably-sexist Bond of yore. I'm sure that's sacrilege, but, well. I like the way they've altered his relationship with women--obviously he's really seductive, but there's often more to it than that and the ladies get to be awesome on their own as well. Nice little update.

I just feel like everyone compares all villains that are sort of dangerous funny and campy and unpredictable to Heath's Joker, so I try to avoid it myself because it's kinda obvs, but I loved what he did overall; weirdly funny while also really scarily intense at the same time. (And to be fair, that 'purposefully get captured in order to fuck shit up and escape' thing is very Jokery.) He is so wonderful--though yes, that may have been even worse than the Chigurh wig. ;)

ALL I WANT IS AN OLD GORGEOUS MANSION IN SCOTLAND OMG. I love those types of houses in movies--The Secret Garden, The Others, The Awakening, etc, etc. They're so moody and Gothic and augh. ♥ And I think in the first movie Bond starts to say that her name has an M or begins with one ("utter one more syllable and I'll have you killed!"), but I actually kinda like that we never found out; it kept their relationship a little more between-them. Those two, oh man.

Edited at 2012-11-12 09:26 pm (UTC)

I just never was much interested in this series, IDK. I definitely like that they changed Bond's relationship with women and make it more equal now. It's so much more interesting than them just being beautiful and swooning over Bond (or being a henchwoman for the villain).

Well, there are some parallels to the Joker, granted, but I still somehow didn't make that connection. Don't know, perhaps it was the accent. *g* And his funny is different.^^

M and Bond were so great here - I'd loved to find out what her real name was. *sigh* And yes, a mansion in scotland would be so awesome!

Well, as someone who's seen nearly all of them, you certainly picked the best one to start with. ;)

Silva didn't make me think of the Joker. They're not the same kind of crazy. I've also seen people compare Bond with Bruce Wayne but I don't think the backstories are similar because Bond isn't driven by vengeance (the film doesn't say but in the books, his parents died in a mountain accident).

I agree. Bardem should never have blond hair. But it added to the creepiness.

Sorry, I'm all over the place commenting but I can't get enough of this film.

Good to know. :) A friend told me to go see it, she had liked "Casino Royal" very much and afterwards said that "Skyfall" was very similar concerning entertainment value.

From that one movie I've seen and the bits I've read about the other movies and tend to read Bond as kind of sociopathic? I definitely didn't see him feeling guilty about killing a bunch of people, contrasting Eve who is badass and was good in fieldwork but has that stupid little conscience thing going. That doesn't make her any less badass, it's just the other kind of person a fieldworker could be compared to Bond.

The blond hair definitely made him more creepy. It looked better in the Scotland scene when it wasn't slicked back anymore.

It's been a while since I've watched any of the earlier Bond films but what is most striking about them is the sexism.

But Craig's Bond is usually viewed as more sociopathic than his earlier incarnations. And his Bond films are darker and grittier.

Yeah, I've certainly got that impression. :P I know they're meant to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but I will always, always take gritty-sociopath over ha-ha-just-kidding-misogyny. ...Not sure what that says about me, but there you are.

Agreed. I love Bond films, but I'm not going to pretend they don't have problems.

LMAO yes, Bill Hader's Saul in the Homeland sketch was spot on!!!


Your thoughts on Lincoln were my thoughts. As in, I was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of it (like that it wasn't bombastic or interested in the mythology of the man), but at the same time it wasn't a movie that excited me. They had some compelling scenes - DDL was tremendous, as always, and really embodied the role in a very human way. I also liked a lot of the scenes in the House - the voting scene in particular was oddly riveting given that it was a bunch of dudes saying yes or no. But yeah, not tremendously awe-inspiring stuff.

I absolutely did not almost cry behind my 3-D glasses during Wreck-it Ralph. No. No. Nope. I was not expecting it to be that feelings-inducing at all (WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, PIXAR???), so that was a nice surprise. All the detail was really cool. The Oreo thing was MY FAVOURITE TOO OH MY GOD I WAS DYING.

Yeah, I respect it a lot, but it just...didn't move me. There were some poignant character-y moments I really liked--I mean, script by Tony Kushner; you can't go wrong--but other times I was just zoning out a bit and getting lost in the technicalities. I always love DDL and I feel like you never, ever see him acting, he always just is the character. But honestly, if he wins for this...it'd just be the absolute safest, most obvious choice in the history of ever. Everyone's fave actor playing a fave historical figure by a fave director. I mean, good Lord. Of course, my pick is Joaquin and that ain't happening, but...sheesh.

GAHD IT WAS JUST THAT STUPID ENDING when he says he likes getting thrown off the building because he can see Vanellope in her game for just a second and if she likes him, how bad can he be and SHUT UP, PIXAR. Oh, and how did I forget--THAT SHORT. Paperman had me absolutely beaming. That was precious. ♥_____♥ Just rude, tbh.

Oh gosh, the bit that got me was when he was falling through the sky towards Mentos Mountain or whatever and he starts reciting the Bad Guys Creed while looking at the cookie medal Vanellope gave him and... verklempt.

Paperman was so presh! I had seen gif sets on Tumblr but I had no idea it was showing before the movie!

ACK YES that of course was giving me Iron Giant feelings, and of all the things in life that I cannot handle--and there are a LOT--that movie is very very high on the list indeed. ;________; The cookie medal!! Even just her freaking out when he smashed her cart thing was getting to me. I don't even know anymore, man.

I'd heard it was really cute, but I hadn't seen anything. The style was so weird and cute and oh man, I'd watch a whole movie about those two. XD

THE LITTLE CUFFLINK-ADJUST I CANNOT I loved that too! I like to think that D Craig added that in *shhhh let me have this*

I looovveeddd the Adele song! I need to buy that on itunes or something stat.

Silva was great. Loved his story about the rats and him taking his veneers out or whatever and his story! It was very Richard-esque indeed! Love the parallels that Silva and Bond (and maybe all the agents) look to M like a mother.

I adore Ben so it was great seeing himas Q. I felt the same about the gun! He looses it right away which sucked :/ That gun was effing cool.

I really didnt know what to expect as to what Skyfall REALLY was but I loved the reveal too!

Uggg M getting killed: I saw it coming but it still got to me.

HEE! I bet he did! I think he was the one who wanted Tom Ford to do his suits, so why not. :D

Wasn't there a line in one of the other films where another character asks if M is his mother and he says "she thinks she is" or something? D'awww. :( And I guess that's part of the joke--like, in action movies, cool cars get smashed right away and cool guns just get tossed away, but come on, man! That would have been useful! You know Q was just like "GODDAMMIT, JAMES."




UNF Tom Ford suits. GAWD so gorgeous!

OMG! GUUURRRLL I JUST got all caught up with Boardwalk. I was behind three episodes.

So much happening!

I want Richard to take Tommy and just get the heck outta Dodge. Their relationship is so sweet. Like cavity enduing. The way Richard looks out for him and squeezes his shoulder <3
Gillian! OMFG. I knew she was taking on that Jimmy lookalike for a reason but to use him to stage Jimmy's "death'???
My biggest beef with it is that the girls were crying out for Richard to help when they found Jimmy's body but Richard would know that that isn't the real Jimmy. He would know! Plus didnt he already confront Nucky about how he killed Jimmy?? Why didnt Richard confront Gillian about it??? Im so confused.
He needs to just take Tommy and his gf and run!

Oh but Richard's girlfriend is so badass! "Don't tell my father you're gonna kill him." She has sass and she's tough and I really like her. I knew he was gonna put their picture in his scrapbook *internally screaming*. Oh and they danced together and she kissed him! Im so happy he gets a little slice of happiness!

Nucky is totally going to find out about Owen and Margaret. There's no way she's running away with him.
I don't want Owen to die but man...it's not going to end well.
And BOOOO nobody is backing Nucky up against Gyp. And Babbettes! Noooo! I was totally shocked about Billie too :(

I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR ALL THIS TOMMY/RICHARD CUTENESS JESUS CHRIST DKFJDLFJSKD There is just no good way out of this one--part of me really does want him to just grab him & run and go on a road trip to Plover with Julia and be happy, but at the same time Tommy really is all Gillian has left and I just can't hate her and it'd be cruel to take away the last person she has and aaauggh idk what my feelings are doing. D: Richard totally, definitely knew that wasn't Jimmy & knew what she was up to, but as Jack put it, "that's the final line I can tread right now with Gillian, because she still has control of Tommy. I have to stand back, even if I hate it, because of that kid." So he's going along with her lie because calling her out and announcing to everyone that Nucky killed him and all that stuff would just end badly for everyone, but it's just so sad either way. D: His saying "Jimmy deserved better than this" is really the best he can do. :\\\\\\

I ADORE JULIA. OMFG. The dance and her calling him out on "just trying to sound tough" and hugging Tommy after her dad yelled at him aahhhhhhh perf little family. ♥ And of course I wrote a scene freakishly similar to the whole boardwalk-family-photo thing, so I was just crying forever @ how perf it was. Oh man, this is gonna end in so many tears.

Yeah, samesies. I don't want him to die because he's grown on me & I don't want MORE sadness for Mags, but there's no way that's gonna work out for them. I'm very interested to see what Nucky's gonna do--he seemed oddly prepared that no one would back him and he'd be alone, and yet he was shocked when even Arnold was like "lol bye" at their meeting. So is he gonna get more reckless, or will he be more calculating and come out on top? I just do not know.

I have a feeling DDL will walk away with this Oscar unless Hugh Jackman really blows everyone away with Les Mis (which I'm not anticipating), and between DDL and Denzel Washington for Flight, I'd much rather see DDL get a third Oscar.

Skyfall was great but it was about 20 minutes too long for me. The Scotland scenes were beautifully shot by Deakins but man, I got a little bored there.

I'd be totally down with Hugh; he's basically always wonderful even when the movie's bad (cough Australia cough), and for some godforsaken reason I keep tearing up at the Les Miz trailer even though I am hardly a raving fan of the musical, so apparently I have hidden feels about it. But ngl, I will kinda roll my eyes if DDL wins--yes, he's wonderful, but he just won & I literally cannot think of a safer pick than a g.d. Lincoln biopic. BY SPIELBERG. But whatever, I'm apparently a secret hipster because I always stan for ~edgy~ things and then I get mad when they're not nominated. Heh.

Speaking of, I am 100% ready to utterly stan for Rust & Bone. I have a feeling it will destroy me and I will LOOOOOOVE it.

I'd love to see Hugh take it. Les Mis really needed him to even get made, cause there's really no one else in Hollywood right now who is a big enough star to carry a film and also a good enough singer to do the part. The only problem is he might get overshadowed by the supporting actresses in the film.

Oh yeah, I just watched Rust and Bone and I will be very upset if Marion doesn't get a nomination. Although I know that the French are putting their eggs in the Emmanuelle Riva basket, but I hope there's enough room for both. This is not a great year for Best Actress.

You saw it already?!?! JEALOUS OMG. This definitely isn't much of a year for ladies--which is annoying, as I'm still pressed about last year--but if my faves actually go all the way it'll be a gotdamn miracle.

I kept worrying throughout the election. I am glad I am not the only one who celebrated when he won.

Part of the reason I love the new James Bond is that he has that personal connection that I feel the others greatly lacked. It gives the character a lot of depth. I also like the fact that the women are now more than eye candy.

Wreck-It Ralph was cute, I thought. It was kind of how I pictured video games working when I was little.

Does that Ralph, Loki?

Lordy, are you kidding? NYC went nuts! :D But we do that a lot. Esp. at gay bars, let's be real.

That's definitely the impression I get about the other films; they were more about cool gadgets and Bond being awesome and suave in an exaggerated kinda way and hot ladies hanging around...I mean, I don't wanna say they were "dude movies" or anything, but these new ones do seem to be more...introspective, let's say. I dig it.

TOTALLY! I mean, ya know, except for the homicidal mania and megalomanical world-domination stuff. Ralph's just a pretty nice guy. But I did LOL @ the line about getting the magic hammer from his dad. Heh.

Grl, y u hate Silver Linings Playbook? :( I think, like, three out of the past four years, your Bitterness Movie of the Year has been one of my favorites (Slumdog, represent). Then again, I usually cling to one particular movie and hate everything else, LOL. Awards season never works out too well for me.

I don't, I swear! I loved Jen enough to make up for like 3/4 of the stuff I disliked; I am totes pleased she's getting awards buzz. But I am so over Bradley Cooper and was not all that impressed by him, and I just didn't get the tone--it was trying to be a srs drama about mental illness while also being sort of snarky; this is the same issue I had with The Fighter--and I STILL don't love his female characters, exactly; the whole "crazy slut" thing was very weird to me. And seriously, I totally stan Jen to death, but I thought she was a little young for the role; their age difference was a little distracting and it was a bit odd (though hardly impossible) that she'd been married. And some other little things. BUT the dance was gr8, and all the Eagles stuff was hilarious because I promise you, the fans really are that crazy. And I also saw an unfinished early version, I think, so they might've changed stuff since then. But hey, at least some of your faves win stuff. ;______; I'm still not over Shame getting entirely snubbed. *tiny violin*

I didn't care for F.U.N. (or however they are spelt) until SNL either! Even if the lead singer REALLY, HILARIOUSLY looks like John Mulaney.

He does! It's weird! But...now I am kinda into him. IDGI. (Apparently it can be fun. or FUN., as long as you have the period. Tumblr people had to school me.)