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01 August 2009 @ 11:04 pm
Pimpage and Randomage  
Signups are now officially open for the SPN kamikazeremix challenge. That post also links to details on how the challenge works, and I'll bet there are a couple of generalists among you who could really put it off. Check it out!

We started watching Tin Man last night, which really intrigues me so far. Way to do AU, in spades! Plus, I love the artwork. I'm surprised to see Neil McDonough in it-- I first saw him in "Boomtown," and now he's on "Desperate Housewives," of course. Something about his appearance just screams asshole to me, so we'll see where THAT goes. So far, though, I'm spellbound by the sideways approach to the Wizard of Oz story that this is taking.

Tonight was saw The Hurt Locker, which was fantastic. Kathryn Bigelow has such a broad spectrum of work ("Point Break" and "Near Dark" are both hers), and I was intrigued by what she might do with a war story. This was incredible- gritty, nervewracking, dramatic, frustrating and wounding in all the right ways. It focuses on a small bomb squad group on active duty in Iraq, an assignment that was already dangerous enough before coming under the command of a thrill-junkie with no common sense. Learning who he is, and what it sometimes costs him, proves to be a fascinating story. I'd rank it up there with my two Vietnam War favorites, "84-Charlie Mopic" and "Platoon."

Still hoping to see Moon, though it might have to wait for video.

 
 
 
she said mysteriously: For Goodresounding_echo on August 2nd, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear you are enjoying Tin Man so far? How along are you? I must say, at risk of coloring your experience, that I was totally with it up until the end. It seemed very rushed and anit-climatic, which is particularly odd seeing as to how detailed and well paced it was until that point.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 3rd, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
We just finished the first two parts (of 4, apparently). So far so good-- great art direction, great twists on the original canon.

I hope I like the end better than you did!