picoreview: Snow White & the Huntsman

Picoreview: Too long by at least half an hour, but to my astonishment, Kristen Stewart was quite good in it. She emoted! And Chris Hemsworth is dreamy. And Charlize Theron is…well, you know. Charlize Theron. Raar. Some of the effects were very pretty, some of the uses of magic were nicely done to explain a couple of things that otherwise made me go o.O, but man, I really wish they’d cut half an hour from it. My advice: don’t see it when you’re already sleepy.

Jim Steinman, picoreviews & Jane Austen

Not that the objects of the subject line have anythign to do with one another, you understand, they’re just both on my mind. The first because I’m listening to Jim Steinman music, and it always makes me want to write a rock & roll fantasy, and then I’m depressed because I can’t imagine actually writing something that does to me what the over-the-top Steinman music does. Picoreviews: I have been to BATTLESHIP and THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY this weekend. Picoreview: THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY: I spent the entire…

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picoreview: hunger games, wrath of the titans

Picoreview: THE HUNGER GAMES : Enjoyed it thoroughly. Going to have to read the books to see if the utterly mystifying world building is better explained. Picoreview: WRATH OF THE TITANS : Dramatic but boring. Also, you want to talk about utterly mystifying: they re-cast Andromeda from a brunette to a blonde, and I didn’t remember the character’s name from the first movie so fucked if I could figure out why Perseus the fisherman seemed to have an unresolved relationship with the Greek queen. Ted was hard-pressed to convince me…

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Picoreview: John Carter

Ted and I just got back from John Carter. I really, really wanted to like this movie, which means I went in with kind of grim expectations, particularly since I’ve only just recently read A PRINCESS OF MARS (which I did in part because I wanted to know just how badly they were about to slaughter a classic work of science fiction), and I have to say… …actually, I think they did the old man proud. There are *problems*, yes. There were a few things explained that aren’t explained in…

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Conversation on chat last night: “What movie did you go see?” “A Dangerous Methos.” *pauses, staring at that, because after twelve years, more than twelve years, I still cannot type “method” without first typing “Methos”* “Method. A Dangerous Method.” Follow-up on Twitter: 37 other people: I would totally go see A Dangerous Methos! I love my friends. I do love my friends. :) picoreview, btw: Pretty good. I was surprised by Kiera Knightly’s performance. I can see where she didn’t…quite…let all the way go…but at the same time, the opening…

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