bookishwench: (DruSpike theme match)
I saw the new version of Cinderella starring Lady Rose McClare Lily James and Cate Blanchett. I think the word "charming" applies here. Also, Branagh killed off poor Derek Jacobi again. He seems to like doing that. And it was fun to see Sophie McShera (Downton Abbey's Daisy) doing something here too. And I didn't realize that the fairy Godmother was Helena Bonham Carter for some bizarre reason.

That said, a group of about 7 or 8 people was further down my aisle, several of them children. They wouldn't shut up. Two of them got up twice to hit the snack bar (these were about 12 years old). A small child would intermittently cry. And then came the big moment: Cinderella tries on the shoe, it fits, and we find out what she's going to do to her step-mother and step-sisters, and... one of the kids throws up all over the place. The entire theatre gagged. The family decided to just remain there until the credits rolled, because apparently a vomiting kid was no reason to miss the last part of the movie. Nice.

I'm still correcting essays. They still stink.
bookishwench: (DruSpike theme match)
I saw only 8 movies in the theatre in 2014, some of them fairly forgettable, some of them very well done. Here we go.

Let the movies go, let them go... )

And there you have it.
bookishwench: (DruSpike theme match)
I miss Billy Crystal's montages. Anyway, for the heck of it, I'm listing all the best pic winners (courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] petzipellepingo and bolding the ones I've seen. There are some significant holes in here. (ETA most recent)

And the Oscar goes to... )

So, 42 43 of them. I'm actually more surprised at the break up in the 1950s than anything else, really.

Also, as far as my guesses on who will win: Argo, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Chastain, Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Hathaway, Brave, and costume design to Les Mis.
bookishwench: (Indiana)

Apparently Disney bought Lucas out of the Star Wars franchise and is going to release Episode 7, which has been rumored about for thirty or so years, in 2015.  Apparently this will deal with the children of Han and Leia.

Um... well... that's...

Oh man.  May the Force be with us. 

I have a sudden urge to reach through time, grab Leia's shoulder, and shriek "IT'S A TRAP!"

bookishwench: (Nerdilicious)
Yes, after it won the Oscar my local movie theatre finally bought a clue and brough it in for the next week. Hence, I saw it today.

Really, really good movie )

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