sugar: (barney's watching you [HIMYM])
Is it just me, or is How I Met Your Mother suddenly back in major gear this season? It seems like they realized they were floundering aimlessly and decided to get their shit together again. Sort of like the way LOST recovered from Bai Ling et al in its last couple of seasons. I am hopeful! And wondering if they have an end-date set. Is that why they're suddenly so much better at telling stories that don't suck?

And is everyone watching the brilliant Raising Hope? Two episodes in and it's already among my top five shows to watch this season. Oh, and bonus: my longstanding crush on Martha Plimpton is finally getting out for some exercise! Which is great, because I just saw her a couple of weeks ago in an AWFUL, AWFUL movie at the Toronto film festival, so the crush was in danger of being torpedoed by association. Anyway, the show is awesome; I never stop laughing.

(I wish the baby had gotten to keep the name Princess Beyonce, though!)

Which brings me to: I went to the film festival for my birthday and it was pretty damn cool! )

Oh, also, Eli Roth was totes stalking me. I almost mowed him over twice while leaving theatres because he was hanging around outside the exit on a collision course with me. And there was much quiet squeeing while walking away.
sugar: (graduation! [GG])
I always thought I'd write thousands and thousands of words during downtime at work, but that doesn't ever happen. Pretty much the only slacking activity I can perform is reading. Scripts are easiest, because when I print and staple them, they look like they belong here. I have two sitting around the office that I haven't gotten around to reading yet: one I'm affectionately calling Bradley Cooper Gets Eaten By Wolves (although I bet he doesn't), and a zombie film that Shane Black wrote for John Carpenter in the seventies.

Um, [livejournal.com profile] zombres? I just realized that second one is probably your dream movie. I have actually been reluctant to read it, because WHAT IF IT'S NOT AWESOME??? D: D: D: But I may pick it up today just for your sake.

I also have a certain somebody's Big Bang to read! I am SO EXCITED to find out how the rest of the story goes, but kind of dreading the last page at the same time. I'm also printing that, because there is nothing more fun than writing in margins!

From my Better Than It Sounds meme earlier this week, here are the summaries nobody guessed:

13. Two people meet on a train. They do not plan a murder. They are both exactly who they claim. There are no series of humorous misunderstandings. They just talk for a bit and then have sex.
- Before Sunrise (<3)

15. A former actress is threatened by metafiction.
- Wes Craven's New Nightmare (I expect scorn here from people who dislike the Nightmare sequels and never made it as far as this one. I assure you it's AWESOME.)

16. Boy meets girl. Girl wants him to write script for her. Boy writes script with other girl instead. Boy dies.
- Sunset Boulevard (Would someone have guessed it if I'd added "So does the monkey." after the quotation?)

18. Homeless man wearing Cool Shades fights alien economists, who, presumably, are responsible for world bubblegum shortage.
- They Live (AKA THE BEST JOHN CARPENTER MOVIE EVER MADE ABOUT WRESTLERS WITH MAGICAL SUNGLASSES BATTLING BRAINWASHING ALIENS. If you haven't seen this movie, then you are TOO SANE.)

I filled in all the answers at the original post, if you're curious.

From those answers, a can't-miss rec: The Host (Gwoemul) is a Korean movie about an extremely dysfunctional family trying to rescue their youngest member from a mutant river monster. It is flawlessly brilliant and genre-defying. And it contains my favourite monster rampage sequence of all time (ALL TIME!). I highly recommend it.

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