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22 November 2012 @ 12:20 am

not that i have many people poking around, but my personal(ish) entries will be from here on shielded...
yes, like captain america shield-ed

like, vibranium shield, people.

no. you may not borrow thor's hammer. just forget about it ok?

what's with the avengers' references? because they're awesome, duh.

but i do like cheese, really.
so friend me if you wanna... 
otherwise enjoy the odd-ramble. :) x

Mood: accomplished
Beats: hushabye mountain -- dick van dyke
penny dreadful
12 February 2013 @ 06:05 am
"my name is annie claire sawyer and two years ago i died.
but in so many ways, that's when my life began.

in the  company of horrors,
i learnt about friendship and loyalty,
sacrifice and courage.

humanity isn't a species it's a state of mind.
it can't be defeated... it moves mountains, it saves souls

we were blessed as much as we were cursed.

in this little enclave of the lost,
i witnessed the very best of  being human.

we were safe here.
while outside, the monsters prowled."

-annie, 3x01
Here: in bed
Mood: contemplative
Beats: being human (uk) - "lia"
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10 January 2013 @ 03:04 am
feeling futuristic: here's a few movies i'd make time for... if they showed up on my doorstep with a pie or a pot roast or something :D
  • mama (creeps, baby (and baby creeps)-- del toro piques my interest. chastain just sweetens the pot)
  • hansel and gretel witch hunters (renner m'kay?-- if van helsing is busy, ring this sibling pair. srsly, anyone else feel the familiarity?)
  • warm bodies (zombies-- no, it ain't over yet. and while we're stuck on this moored ship, i'll take a bite... rawr)
  • good day to die hard (duh-- his son looks like a neanderthal but "yippee ki-yay mother russia"? yes)
  • beautiful creatures (eh-- i'm up for anything.)
  • dark skies (aliens exist-- sure)
  • stoker (ovaries-- matthew goode, nicole kidman, and mia w--serface. unf, please now)
  • oz, the great and powerful (stop the bus-- not your mom's wizard of oz)
  • the host (more aliens-- we know what to expect from meyer, but props for ronan and the trailer looked "hey ang 'legit'")
  • oblivion (cruise-mania-- perhaps not, but this reminds me of 'minority report' and that's enough)
  • iron man 3 (tony stark-- !)
  • the great gatsby (color me blaise-- but i love carey mulligan beyond words so yeah, i'll be there)
  • epic (aziz is a slug-- if i said 'epic' would that be lame?)
  • much ado about nothing (pardon-- buffy rides again. yo ho!)
  • pacific rim (giant robots-- giant monsters)
  • city of bones (because, i know-- sometimes the adaptations are better)
  • ender's game (just yes-- because yes)
  • thor: the dark world (TAKE MY MONEY-- MY BODY IS READY!)
  • hobbit: desolation of smaug (thorin-- oakenshield... and sherlock... wait...)

feeling pessimistic: i hate hype ok? just hate me but i don't wanna. i mean i dun wanna. i mean no.
  • man of steel (just no-- because warner bros is a fart and how sickening are these execs salivating at nolan's feet. shut up and stop making BATMAN SEQUELS!!!)
  • stark trek into darkness (i got nothing against you-- i just don't get you)
  • world war z (fury-- don't even get me started)
  • red 2 (le sigh-- get off the sequel train!)
  • smurfs 2 (more damn sequels-- of more damn movies!)
  • elysium (die-- action star!matt damon. die)
Mood: expectant
Beats: starships -- nikki minaj
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its no secret that i have an unashamed six-foot, blue-eyed crush on this australian import. but, listen here, i can be and am objective (no, not objectifying... even though, yeah) and i appreciate this man for more than his sexy stubble, body you could climb like a tree-throw your arms out-declare yourself "queen of the world, jack!". chris hemsworth, heretofore known as The Hemsworth, is now going to get props for being a good actor too.

this review post is adapted from an earlier post, on a different venue, integrated here because i have no time for things to be all helter-skelter over the internet. and so i give you: The Hemsworth, in film.

presenting: cabin in the woods, the avengers, snow white and the huntsman...Collapse )
Mood: awake
Beats: fatal fantasy -- lorne balfe
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as a rule, i snub my nose at remakes. as a defining character flaw, i absolutely refuse to accept anything remade from an obviously flawless 30's-40's-50's classic. as a learned person of middling age, i appreciate the cringe-worthiness of 80's film yet remain fairly adamant that they are best left as they are, in all their campy goodness.

however, all that changed when i walked into RED DAWN.

presenting: red dawn (2012)Collapse )
Mood: giddy
Beats: carry on my wayward son -- kansas
penny dreadful
20 November 2012 @ 06:51 am

summary: He's come to do a job. A job that involves a body.A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field. You Killed Wesley Payne is a truly original and darkly hilarious update of classic pulp-noir, in which hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to take on the toughest case of his life. The question isn't whether Dalton's going to get paid. He always gets paid. Or whether he's gonna get the girl. He always (sometimes) gets the girl. The real question is whether Dalton Rev can outwit crooked cops and killer cliques in time to solve the mystery of "The Body" before it solves him.
Sean Beaudoin (Going Nowhere Faster, Fade to Blue) evokes the distinctive voices of legendary crime/noir authors Dashiell Hammett and Jim Thompson with a little bit of Mean Girls and Heathers thrown in for good measure. It'll tease you, please you, and never ever leave you. Actually, that's not true. It's only a book. One that's going to suck you in, spit you out, and make you shake hands with the devil. Probably.
(as found on back of dust jacket, and inside cover)
author: Sean Beaudoin
published: 2011
pagecount: 362

snagging a 20-some-page excerpt of you killed wesley payne on my nook was the best chance encounter to come along in a while. during an extraordinarily bored hour-and-a-half (while my bf and his buddy played goofy audience to the utterly ridiculous piranha 3-double-d) i took refuge in the electronic device and came up aces with a too-short fragment of a surely worthwhile read. funds delayed the continuation of this novel but when i finally got my grubby hands on the intriguing hardcover (only two days after purchase! thanks, amazon prime!) i was unable to put it down. because you killed wesley payne is brimming with originality and wit, a sharp seventeen-year-old detective, and a school full of racketeering baddies. honestly, this cannot be a true representation of the high school experience or, heaven forbid i ever have children, they will never step foot in a such an unhallowed hall of education. that of course aside, you killed wesley payne was completely entertaining, wickedly entertaining. only mildly confusing, but absolutely recommendable.

detailed review belowCollapse )
Mood: hungry
Beats: not about love -- fiona apple
penny dreadful
15 November 2012 @ 04:22 am
the perks of managing a theater: films. the perks of having a livejournal: abuse :)

here's a new segment i'm gonna call "joanna in reel life" and yes, only about 1% of theaters are still using 35mm film (a dying technology) but i still like the name... and it's 4am so i do what i want. :) each post will contain NON-LENGTHY thoughts (i solemnly promise to attempt) on current releases that may cite pros/cons, things to love/hate, or reasons to see/skip... but will probably just be ramblings about actors, cinematography, and score.

seriously guys, what else am i going to do with my life?! :)

presenting: skyfallCollapse )
Mood: bored
Beats: love rollercoaster - red hot chili peppers
penny dreadful
15 November 2012 @ 01:29 am
i have absolutely zero time these days for reading, and yet i have decided on the impossible: a reading list. if you remember, i tried this out in 2011 and failed miserably. and that was even back when i had MORE time. maybe i'm biting off more than i can chew... or maybe thinking big will help me stay motivated. either way, here goes!

i welcome any and all thoughts, both negative and positive, on any books in my list. i also hope to hear some recommendations. i love adventure, mystery, dystopian, heartwarming romance, zombies, cupcakes, quirky characters, sci-fi, fantasy, classics, not-jane austen, and well, pretty much anything :D


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Mood: cheerful
Beats: no rain - blind melon
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i call this my 'carry on' icon. shouldering the burden, making it through the misty night: one last baddie to vanquish -- this once epitomized the winchesters. carrying on...

and in some way, i hope what the show once was can carry on. but not for this girl, not anymore.

i've decided to call it quits and officially announce my resignation from the supernatural fandom. while i will forever love what it was, i cannot stand what it has become. it has ceased to move me the way it did and has lost its passion.

my heart will be buried and my bones salted and burned in the lost dreams of what could have been post-season five. perhaps i'll linger in the corners of things, tied to old memories: never anything more than a brush of wind however. and i will move on. but i will always try to remember it fondly, and believe always in the ways it once could touch the soul and move the world.

it's been a great 7+ years and i am so very thankful for all the good times and happiness and beautiful people it brought me.

so here's to kickin' it in the ass, for the final time.

rest in peace fangirl. i'll miss you.
Here: home
Mood: peaceful
Beats: saving josh - trevor morris
penny dreadful
04 May 2012 @ 03:43 am
the avengers.

i just.


it's like...

know what's awesome?



...i don't have a proper icon. NEEDS PROPER ICON!!!
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