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05 May 2008 @ 09:41 am
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I actually got a huge amount done on Friday, although out of the four things on the “Must Do Today” list, only 2 of them got done. Still, one of them was the critical one, and I did get a lot done.

And IRON MAN *rocked*. I will see it again in the theatre. Possibly twice. And on the off chance you haven’t been told yet, stay through the credits.

We also went to “Nim’s Island”, which was cute if not Ted’s cup of tea (I like kids’ movies better than he does, generally, I think, but the neurotic writer bonus was also funny to me :)) and to “Made of Honour”, which was extremely formulaic but cute enough. Kevin McKidd’s Scottish accent was terrible in the same way Roma Downey’s Irish accent is terrible: he’s been using other accents for so long he now has to put on a Scottish one, and he’s not very good at it. Still, Kevin McKidd! Yay! :)

Other than that, it was a working weekend. And today is a bank holiday in Ireland, and…a working weekend. Just gotta finish TPC and do my HoF AAs. Then I’m taking a week off before starting WP#4. *chants this to self*

Um. Merlin pointed me at this Batman vs the Dark Knight trailer, and it is totally made of win. Or here we have Halle Berry’s breasts distracting a talk show host, link courtsey of Deborah. And last but not least, though totally different in content, Yanni Kuznia of Subterranean Press was good enough to guest blog for us at Magical Words on Friday.

Sometime–you know, in my copious free time–I need to update WordPress and go through my mood icons and re-set them to moods I’m more likely to use.

thinks left to do:
- respond to barbara
- edit the hell out of TPC
- write guest blog #2

miles to Minas Tirith: 352.7

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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J.K.Richárd: Smithneutronjockey on May 5th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
The side-by-side trailer... homage? or recycle?

Probably a bit of both.

But still FTW!
kitmizkit on May 5th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
I'd say deliberate homage, meself. I loved it. :)
dqg_nealdqg_neal on May 5th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
Ironman was so awaesome I have to go back to watch it again in the theatres. There was applause in the audience when it was over. I don't think I've heard that since the Lord of the Rings.

And I don't think I've walked out of a comic book adaptation with this much squeeing. Not even from the X-men films, and I was a total X-men fan growing up. Iron man I remember only reading from time to time.
T.M. Thomastmthomas on May 5th, 2008 09:05 am (UTC)
I think that actually helped me appreciate Iron Man, because I'd probably write a similar description of myself.

My appreciation of the X-films, though, improved when Marvel started the Ultimate line. When it was the official line that there could be these alternate versions and it wasn't just a filmmaker taking liberties with a story...

Silly, but that's the continuity geek in me. For Iron Man, I knew enough to get the War Machine, etc., references which was cool.
ghibbitudeghibbitude on May 5th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
As a fan and having gone to see iron man with a die hard iron man fan, he couldn't spot any glaring incongruities in the story. It was , we liked to say, cleaned up to be more modern. He missed Jasper, but felt it made sense to have jasper become a computer, because really, who has a butler anymore?

besides bruce wayne.

really?
Oh but it was so perfect. the scene in the airplane on the way to the zone, that was classic. Misogynistic, but right on point. I laughed like crazy.

No one hardly stayed for the credits, but when it came up, the three of us were a combination of geekgasm and o noes!
pxc: Buffy_Rawrpxcampbell on May 5th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Ack! I went with my 11 yo daughter (who only went to humor me because it's birthday-time of year). I made her sit through the credits. I was forced to comment to her how impressed I was that her eloquent use of the f-bomb really made her seem older than her tender years.

The credits are long and the clip is very short. And it's relatively (but not entirely) meaningless if you're not familiar with the comic book characters.

So, my advice - don't go with someone who usually skips the ten or fifteen minutes of end credits. Because with an antsy 11 yo, it's the longest ten minutes in the whole time continuum.

That being said - Robert Downey Jr is delicious eye candy. And the rest of the movie is fun, too.
Lauraskeagsidhe on May 5th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
Squee!

I just had a sighting of Heart of Stone in the wild! A woman was walking into the locker room at the work gym carrying it. If I hadn't been running late (as seems to be the trend today), I would have stopped and gone squee at her, but, well, running late. So I go squee at you instead!
kitmizkit on May 5th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, SQUEE! That's awesome! Squee! *dances*!