movie rec

Feb. 9th, 2012 01:05 am
bagheera_san: (OMG)
A highly reccommended movie, if you haven't already seen it:

The Lives of Others/Das Leben der Anderen (2006)

This is a German movie, but it won BAFTAs and stuff, so even the English-speaking parts of my flist might have heard of it. It's about surveillance, censorship and wire-tapping practices in the German Democratic Republic, except I think that the historical context is almost incidental (if highly interesting) because really it's a film about loneliness, vicarious pleasure, and finding a conscience - the main character is an East German secret police agent who falls in love with a pair of suspected dissidents (an actress and a playwright) he's spying on. The acting, particularly of the male lead, is brilliant and understated and extremely moving.

movie rec

Feb. 9th, 2012 01:05 am
bagheera_san: (OMG)
A highly reccommended movie, if you haven't already seen it:

The Lives of Others/Das Leben der Anderen (2006)

This is a German movie, but it won BAFTAs and stuff, so even the English-speaking parts of my flist might have heard of it. It's about surveillance, censorship and wire-tapping practices in the German Democratic Republic, except I think that the historical context is almost incidental (if highly interesting) because really it's a film about loneliness, vicarious pleasure, and finding a conscience - the main character is an East German secret police agent who falls in love with a pair of suspected dissidents (an actress and a playwright) he's spying on. The acting, particularly of the male lead, is brilliant and understated and extremely moving.

X-Men

Jun. 2nd, 2011 08:24 pm
bagheera_san: (Default)
Went to Newcastle to see X-Men: First Class today. X-Men is one of my early fandoms, my first ficathon (and my first LJ icon, see the one I'm using) were in that fandom. My OTP in it is Xavier/Magneto, so this was obviously a film I looked forward to!

X-Men First Class )

All in all a very satisfying movie.

X-Men

Jun. 2nd, 2011 08:24 pm
bagheera_san: (Default)
Went to Newcastle to see X-Men: First Class today. X-Men is one of my early fandoms, my first ficathon (and my first LJ icon, see the one I'm using) were in that fandom. My OTP in it is Xavier/Magneto, so this was obviously a film I looked forward to!

X-Men First Class )

All in all a very satisfying movie.
bagheera_san: (Hotter than Wolverine)
To celebrate the fact that we now have a DVD player at home (our first... I know. I just got a cell phone this year and I still never use it) I went and rent two DVDs. Since I'm a hopeless superhero fangirl, it was "Fantastic Four" and "Batman Begins". I was a Marvel fangirl before I became a DC fangirl, but read almost exclusively X-Men. My only exposure to the FF was "1602", which is the coolest Marvel comic ever. In general, though, the Marvel movies of the last years were better than the DC movies (well, there were more of them anyways.) My Top 5 of recent comic book movies would look something like this:

1. X-Men 2
2. X-Men 1
3. Spiderman 1
4. Spiderman 2
5. Batman Begins
Not so great were FF, Superman Returns and X3. Oh, and not to talk of Daredevil, which I couldn't even watch, so terrible was it.

Now, 7 facts about FF:
1. von Doom rules. Julian McMahon isn't all *that* great, but he was still the only thing that made Charmed at all bearable. I felt extremely sorry for Doom at the end. Also, I want him to meet Lex. Any incarnation of Lex. Doc Octopus could come, too, and the Norman Osborne.
2. Doom/Reed/science forever :D
3. Sue Storm sucks. I'm sure most male viewers thought the same ;P And wtf exactly is her power?
4. The Thing was unexpectedly the most sympathetic of the FF. He has the typical "disfigured villain" origin, but he's a hero, and he's the perfect combination of tragedy and comedy.
5. Reed might be a dick in "Civil War", but when he's dorky and sciency and oblivious to Sue, I like him. I think Doom should just chain him to a lab table somewhere as his science pet.
6. Johnny Storm should have been played by someone blond and someone prettier... hey, the guy who plays Ollie would have been cool!
7. The movie was too long, too... disjointed, and didn't have any kind of message or feeling. Also, I never really felt the FF as a team worked all that well.

I love DVDs because I can watch them in English :D
bagheera_san: (Hotter than Wolverine)
To celebrate the fact that we now have a DVD player at home (our first... I know. I just got a cell phone this year and I still never use it) I went and rent two DVDs. Since I'm a hopeless superhero fangirl, it was "Fantastic Four" and "Batman Begins". I was a Marvel fangirl before I became a DC fangirl, but read almost exclusively X-Men. My only exposure to the FF was "1602", which is the coolest Marvel comic ever. In general, though, the Marvel movies of the last years were better than the DC movies (well, there were more of them anyways.) My Top 5 of recent comic book movies would look something like this:

1. X-Men 2
2. X-Men 1
3. Spiderman 1
4. Spiderman 2
5. Batman Begins
Not so great were FF, Superman Returns and X3. Oh, and not to talk of Daredevil, which I couldn't even watch, so terrible was it.

Now, 7 facts about FF:
1. von Doom rules. Julian McMahon isn't all *that* great, but he was still the only thing that made Charmed at all bearable. I felt extremely sorry for Doom at the end. Also, I want him to meet Lex. Any incarnation of Lex. Doc Octopus could come, too, and the Norman Osborne.
2. Doom/Reed/science forever :D
3. Sue Storm sucks. I'm sure most male viewers thought the same ;P And wtf exactly is her power?
4. The Thing was unexpectedly the most sympathetic of the FF. He has the typical "disfigured villain" origin, but he's a hero, and he's the perfect combination of tragedy and comedy.
5. Reed might be a dick in "Civil War", but when he's dorky and sciency and oblivious to Sue, I like him. I think Doom should just chain him to a lab table somewhere as his science pet.
6. Johnny Storm should have been played by someone blond and someone prettier... hey, the guy who plays Ollie would have been cool!
7. The movie was too long, too... disjointed, and didn't have any kind of message or feeling. Also, I never really felt the FF as a team worked all that well.

I love DVDs because I can watch them in English :D

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