Five Movies I Saw This Week In Order Of How Much I Enjoyed Them
1. Iron Man Three
2. On The Road
3. Star Trek Into Darkness
4. Margin Call
5. What Just Happened?
(Been knocking off some of the lowest-hanging fruit on my Netflix Queue.
Margin Call was kind of interesting and Paul Bettany and Zachary Quinto are
good, but characters say “explain it to me like I’m 5 years old” and
variations thereof seemingly every 30 seconds for the first 45 minutes.
What Just Happened was fine but like, not required viewing at all.)
VIDEO MAKER ANNOUNCEMENT, GATHER AROUND EVERYONE
So I’m working on two videos to release at some point in the near-ish future. One has no talking whatsoever, just music and images, and the other will be JUST me sitting there and talking. And they will be about the same length, because in theory you’ll be able to watch them simultaneously.
But I reserve the right to pull a Mitch Hurwitz and pull back on this plan if it doesn’t work out.
And this is the second-best video on the internet
the best video on the internet
This is just a good video. But a few of them I only knew in their correct forms and had never heard the misquoted versions. I guess because I am just so fucking smart.
Katie said I should put up the whole set, so here it is!
You know I love Nancy
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
[No Spoilers, not really anyway]
I really enjoyed this movie but didn’t leave with the same level of satisfaction I had after Iron Man 3. Everybody involved is great (call me, Alice Eve) and the action scenes were great and the pace was appealingly abrupt, but I suspect that literally nothing that happens makes any sense whatsoever.
Also there’s the weird thing where like, because we have all seen The Avengers and Skyfall the writers take A LOT of narrative shortcuts. More than once they seemed to have said, “yeah, they’ll get the gist” and moved on rather than try to flesh out each beat about the villain or the possible ulterior motives of Starfleet HQ.
My favorite part is when Kirk fixes the tesseract and my least favorite part is when Kirk and Spock get fired and reassigned and then hired and re-reassigned in the space of five minutes. WHAT THE FUCK was the point of that. “Hi Spock, I’ll be your new boss. Actually no I won’t because I will never appear on camera again.”