amezri: (iron man ;; i heart stark)
I AM FREE OF CUBE WORLD! YAYS!

And what was waiting for me in my mailbox?




It is totally a pre-print, but whatever. That means RDJ (or someone in his office) got my package and opened it and sent something back. So awesome. Yeah, I'm a fangirl, shut up.
amezri: (iron man ;; i heart stark)
OMFG. They just added Nathan Fillion to the DragonCon guest list. And Rainbow Sun Francks. And Torri Higginson!! GAH!!

Right. So. I hadn't really planned on doing anything today (technically yesterday..) but I met up with [livejournal.com profile] katkel and Dawn for a trip to the psychic fair. Then we had lunch, made a trip to the dollar store and Joann's. After that, I went back to [livejournal.com profile] katkel's and hung out. Dawn came over later and we watch Penelope before meeting up with [livejournal.com profile] sweetwildandmad and [livejournal.com profile] punslingerr for Tropic Thunder.

You guys. I totally kind of expected to hate Tropic Thunder (the parts without Downey) and I totally didn't. It was actually pretty amusing.

Cut for Tropic Thunder spoilers )

television

Jul. 20th, 2008 08:50 pm
amezri: (iron man ;; stark ;; suit r&d)
I've spent all weekend catching up some TV and movies I've been meaning to watch. Which means I've done nothing productive. Meh.

Battlestar Galactica 4.01-4.10: Wow. Okay. That was pretty awesome. And I still think the final Cylon is Dualla.

Penelope: Yeah, again. Really like the movie and the visuals. And James McAvoy.

Doctor Who season 3: Just filling in some episodes I happened to miss. "The Lazarus Experiment," "42," "Human Nature," and "Family of Blood." They were quite good and the Doctor seemed like less of a jerk to Martha in some of the episodes. Still a jerk though. Forgot how much fun this show is; need to watch season 4.

The Singing Detective. Uh. I heard a lot of mixed reviews about this RDJ movie and, yeah. I think I'm in with the group who think this film is fraking weird. I may or may not watch this again. It was kind of cool seeing a lot of other favorite actors (Eddie Jones, Jon Polito, Saul Rubinek, Jeremy Northam) but really, it was just odd. Until the end... the last twenty minutes was pretty cool.

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus: Odd, but in a good way. I liked it and think I'll be watching it again. RDJ does some interesting things with the character of Lionel.

Resident Evil: Extinction: Wow, that was really... not that good. I did like it better than Apocalypse, but that's not really saying much. Also, WTFCARLOS?! I was just starting to 'ship Alice/Carlos too. Meh. An army of Alices would be pretty kick-ass though.

Casanova: The Heath Ledger one. Honestly, it was a bit silly and oddball, but I liked it for what it was. Heath plays a great Casanova, of course, and I loved Charlie Cox as Giovanni Bruni; found it funny that he was after a girl named Victoria in this as well (see Stardust, which Victoria was played by Sienna Miller).


Didn't really think about what I'm going to do about the job. And now I should really try and finish my Shore Leave report.

kkbb

Jun. 14th, 2008 10:09 am
amezri: (kkbb ;; harry needs a hug)
(I don't really need a hug, but it's my only Kiss Kiss Bang Bang icon...)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is on TNT right now! And TNT HD, obviously. <3

As if I haven't seen this movie enough already. :D
amezri: (kitcon ;; fuego!)
While looking for interviews mentioning the amount of improv that occurred during shooting, I found this interview. I loved these bits:

When I was in my 20s, you train for six weeks and you look good for the next six years. Now, I train for six months and I look good for six minutes.

I think audiences, myself as a movie lover, you forgive a lot. Look at the movies we love and look at the schmucks and bitches people are before the turn, act two or the resolution. You never want them to change entirely because part of the aspect of that aggression, drive or that wit is ultimately what comes to bear at the end. From the little I know about storytelling that seems to be useful.

Sometimes, you think [someone] is hot, smart and cool. And then you go on set and she's just talks like a wench and you think, "I can't believe I got to spend the next couple of months with this bitch." Gwyneth was a very corrective experience for me.

We're writing all this stuff down on this huge cue card and Matty, the poor DP, goes, "I have eight minutes of light. Are you guys partying with your improv over there?" I'd go, "This is the scene we had. Fergus and Ostby wrote this pretty cool scene." We used half of it but we're doing this hodge podge and putting it up on this piece of cork board and Matty the DP goes, "I see his eyes moving." I go, "Cut! Props? Sunglasses, please."

About his Hulk cameo: I'm so fucking pissed off. I went and did a scene for two hours which they're going to run during the end credits in "Hulk" and everyone's like, "So, your role in 'Hulk'…" I did it as a favor to these guys at Marvel. They're really cool but I have to talk about it every fucking day. But they're smart because they get that you're saying "Hulk" when we're talking about "Iron Man." They know what they're doing.

The interviewer asked what movies of his people should see if they'd never seen him in anything before. He replied: I would start in the order of which I was making films. I don't know. That's probably something I should spend more time thinking about. I would start with kids seeing "The Shaggy Dog." I just contradicted myself.

rdj on ally

Jun. 7th, 2008 03:20 am
amezri: (iron man ;; i heart stark)
Dear RDJ:

I kinda hate you for making me watch Ally McBeal.

Because I kinda love Larry Paul. And there is bonus Michael Vartan.

-me



man, i really need to go to bed
amezri: (iron man ;; i heart stark)
After work, I hit Best Buy and picked up Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Zodiac (2-disc with commentary!), and Goodnight and Good Luck. Two of those I've always meant to see and the other is purely for Downey Jr.

Watched a really abbreviated version of the MTV Movie Awards. They still suck, so I'm glad I didn't actually sit there and watch it for 2 hours last night. This was probably the best thing on the show:



Aside from RDJ arriving on stage for the Best Movie presentation XD Is it just me or does RDJ look like he's slimmed down a bit?

Oh yeah. I upgraded my VLC player finally and figured out how to make caps. Sweet.
amezri: (iron man ;; i heart stark)
I put RDJ's album, The Futurist, on my Zen Micro so I could listen to
it again at work. I still can't decide if I like it. His voice is mumbled
and there's a bit of cognitive dissonance between his speaking voice and his
singing voice so it's throwing me off a lot. For instance, Hugh Jackman and
Ewan McGregor singing still sound like themselves. I watched a clip of him
singing "Every Breath You Take" on Ally McBeal

I'm a huge fan of clever lyrics and I always try to understand the words to
a song I'm listening to. A lot of the songs on The Futurist make me
go, "huh?" and "eh..." which is probably not good. "Kimberly Glide" feels
like it has too many words in it and he's trying to cram them all in before
he runs out of notes. I do like "Broken" a lot, but even that feels a bit
off in places. "Little Clownz" (wtf, clownZ?) would be a great song if not
for the abrupt breaks. Also, a lot of the music sounds the same so it feels
like I'm listening to the same song two or three times. "Smile," his cover
of the Chaplin song, is probably my favorite on the album. The lyrics are
great, of course, and RDJ singing only accompanied by a piano (which I think
he is playing) is great. No over-instrumentation and synthesized instruments
which can really kill covers (see John Barrowman's latest album of pop song
covers).

The album sounds like a bunch of late 80's/early 90's pop ballads, which I'm
not a huge fan of in the first place. Still, it's not the worst of it's type
(singer/actors) that I've ever heard. That distinction goes to Takeshi
Kaneshiro. Ten albums in 6 years and they're all horribly insipid Mando-pop
songs that make me want to vomit.
amezri: (iron man ;; i heart stark)
I just watched Robert Downey Jr. on Inside the Actor's Studio. He's really interesting to watch. Seriously... he's always doing something interested with his face and it's just intriguing to watch. He is way cute with his wife, Susan, and I love the fact that her first impression of him was that he was weird and that she still thinks he's weird! He hates the word "spelunker," hates custom ringtones, and his favorite swear word is sonofacocksuckingwhore XD Ahahahahaha!

Need a copy of this like, nowish. Heh.
amezri: (amezri in rotorua)
Went with mom and bro to see the new Indy film. Wasn't that bad. I was never a huge fan of the films -- wasn't that I don't like them, just that I was never all "yay, Indy!" Anyway. This was fairly entertaining though some of the story elements had me a bit erm... baffled. Not because I didn't understand it, but more like, "oh dear god, why?!"

Still. It was cool to see Shia LaBeouf in an action role and I always love seeing Jim Broadbent. Was it just me or was Cate Blanchette's accent a little uneven in places?


So today, I've made myself a journalfen account. *shrug* Just in case.

Anyway, let's watch a little something I found on the youtubes. Robert Downey Jr on Ellen. Dancing. Heee!

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