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I had no idea True Blood was such a comedy.
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Twilight was better than it had any right to be.

Movie!Edward is way better than book!Edward, too. The whole "I sparkle omg" reveal in the movie is better, and the Cullens may spend too much time with their grease paint, but they're totally a fun group of people. Doc Cullen was bouncy. Hilarious! All the scenes with just Edward and Bella were impossibly horrible, but when anyone else was around, the movie was surprisingly watchable. Seeing it in a theatre full of squealing teenage girls? Priceless.

Also, the Epic Thunderstorm Baseball Scene is a montage set to "Supermassive Black Hole". I don't know what spaceships melting in the dead of night have to do with vampires, but I'll go with it. I leaned over to [ profile] nevalent after I'd finished chair dancing and suggested that the better Muse song for Twilight would be "Stockholm Syndrome". There is, however, something perfect about a falsetto croon of "Oh baby I'm a fool for you" applied to Edward Cullen.

After Twilight, we went for the double bill and saw the Swedish vampire movie Let The Right One In. It was by far the better film: low-budget indie, darkly funny and casually gory. Speaking of Stockholm, heh.
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I propose the following three items, in the event anyone wants to play a Moonlight drinking game:

1. to drink whenever Mick smells the past,
2. to drink whenever Beth's brain-hamster is running really, really fast, but it just can't get up to speed, and
3. to drink at the first appearance of rear-projection "driving" scene (full marks for the classic film homage, zero points for actually looking good).

...oh, Moonlight. ♥
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After inhaling all episodes of Dresden Files over the weekend, I decided to check out the novels. The first two weren't all that impressive, but the third one wasn't that bad. (They're really quick reads.) I think I like the tv series better; for one, Dresden is cooler on tv and is less of a weedy nerd who thinks he's really really cool.

About six weeks left before I go to England, woo! England with a side trip to Cardiff, that is. On the list of Places To See is that Canadian-themed bar in London. I've been to enough fakey British "pubs" here, so it's only fair I see the other side. We'll have three shots to get same-day tickets for Hamlet. Oh, how my fingers are crossed. :D

Next on the list of tv to watch/get caught up on is the end of Moonlight, followed by s4 of House. I haven't seen much (any) of s3, but I've heard good things about the end of this season. Then it's Ashes to Ashes. Man, there's a lot of television produced. It's, like, overwhelming.

Iron Man is at the Bloor Cinema this month. Luckily, I've seen it three times in theatres and won't be tempted to another screening. However, this weekend's got a few showings of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which I've been meaning to see. Tomorrow I might see Mister Lonely, now that it's in Toronto. It was a scary few weeks movie-wise, but now there's interesting stuff in theatres again.

Working full-time means spending a lot of time at work. What's the deal with that!?

I've fallen in love with the Guillemots. Upbeat, interesting, catchy music ftw.
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1. I need more Moonlight and I need it now. It has unexpectedly eaten my brain. There aren't many shows that'll have your vampire main character bouncing up and down all giddy and happy. minor spoilers, if anyone else even watches this thing )

2. The drain in the tub is acting hinky again so I'm going to maybe have to call the super on this one. I was having such a good day, too. Grrrr.

3. The History class is cancelled on Monday, which means I can use all that time to get ahead on the Massively Evil History Paper OF DOOM (And Also Pirates).

4. I bought an SATA II drive BUT only an SATA enclosure for said drive. *facepalm*

5. The "Shakespeare in Performance" class is going to be v. interesting, because it's Shakespeare's more controversial plays as taught from a director/producer perspective, not an acting or English lit (*hiss*) point of view. Our major final project is to propose an alternate staging for one of the five plays we're reading this term... which, to me, is just like saying "Go Forth And Write A Shakespeare Xover!". The Tempest, set in the FBI! A Civil War-era The Taming of the Shrew! The Merchant of Venice in a high school locker room! Measure for Measure in the White House! Othello... in the Old West!

(Speaking of Othello, the prof was telling us about a recent British version of that play, with Christopher Eccelston as Iago. The prof wanted to know if anyone knew of "this actor" and what else he'd been in. Three guesses who spoke up.)
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