It is finally here!!!! Last week I saw Hunger Games: Catching Fire on opening day, and I was not ready for it. While the previews were rolling I looked over at Nina and muttered “I’m not ready! It’s too soon!” and she echoed my thoughts. I wondered, should I have watched Hunger Games earlier in the week to prepare myself for all the awesome? It was too late to turn back. So onward we marched.
And boy did this movie meet (and exceed!) my expectations. My pleasure with it was somewhat snuffed by boyfriend in the seat next to me, who was not in love with it as I was. But no matter! I was blocking out everyone else, trying to watch Katniss and Peeta and Prim and Cinna, and a new favorite of mine, Johanna! Seriously, how great is Jena Malone in this?
I could go on… (Stanley Tucci- hilarious!) (Did anyone else confuse Mags/Wirress/Beetee for the same person while reading the book because they read it too fast?). I mean, let’s be real. Catching Fire has a thin, throwaway plot, and is definitely the worst of the books. Even so, they turned out a pretty entertaining movie!
P.S. Dude who plays Finnick- you’re not fooling anyone with that attempt at an American accent!
Ok- it has now been a couple of weeks since I saw Ender’s Game, but I still remember most of my thoughts. Overall I thought it was a good movie with great special effects and passable acting from some big names. I include Asa Butterfield in that group; He might not be a household name but he’s had some good chances to show his talent and it’s obvious he has some.
I did read Ender’s Game in early 2012 and still remember the mood of the book. I wouldn’t have a complaint about this movie if it weren’t for the incredible disturbing, cold, raw emotion that the book portrays. The movie just doesn’t cut it where emotion is concerned.
KCRW played this song this morning on Morning Becomes Eclectic. (Which, first of all, that is awesome. Best radio station ever, hence why I listen from my iPhone in Chicago). Anyway, I was at work not feeling particularly ecstatic, and this was such a fun change of mood! I’d forgotten about this song until this morning. Consider it unforgotten.
A petty thief who tried to lift the iPhone of a customer at acclaimed Chicago sushi joint Juno realized a bit too late that he probably should have picked a restaurant that isn’t co-owned by a martial arts expert who used to be a bouncer.
I was just casually scouring PBS to find out if Mr. Selfridge (Jeremy Piven) was available to view online (it is not), when I discovered that the release date has been set for Sherlock Season 4! I mean, I heard it wouldn’t be until at least January, but I didn’t know we had a date!
Folks, we have a date. And that date is January 19th. Hallelujah, we have a date.
We also have episode titles, and the dates for episodes 2 and 3:
"The Empty Hearse" | January 19th 2014 10pm (ET?)
"The Sign of Three" | January 26th 2014 10pm (ET?)
"His Last Vow" | February 2nd 2014 10pm (ET?)
Downton premiers here in America a couple of weeks earlier, so right before Sherlock we’ll have episode 3 of Downton Abbey. SO MUCH GOODNESS.
I haven’t posted a song in forever! Or maybe a week. This is what I’m currently listening to, as I sit and waste time online, pouting about my sore throat. Alas, winter is here. LA, I miss you and your temperate climate!