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07 February 2013 @ 11:32 pm
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We're finally finishing up S2 of The Riches (which we suspended when we dropped Netflix streaming awhile back). Does anyone besides us refer to Wayne's boss as "Crazy Hugh"? I love crazy Hugh! There's also Dahlia's cousin, whose name I had to look up on IMDB.com, because it's always drawled out in the exact middle of "Dell" and "Dale."

We watched Drive this weekend, which got way too graphic for me. But after all this time of thinking that Ryan Gosling was just "all-right-looking," the quieter and moodier version of him started to seem surprisingly sexy. I kind of hate myself for thinking that.

We also saw Shutter Island recently, which was much better than we expected and also twistier and more intriguing. Who knew? It looked so campy in the trailers...

All right, here's something I haven't done for a while: free drabble (of my known fandoms/pairings) for the first five requesters. If I haven't already written the fandom but know it, give it a try—I might be able to pull it off! :D

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the key of the day and the lock of the nightlocknkey on February 8th, 2013 07:48 am (UTC)
last request on my birthday - anything S/D would be delightful! <3 Thanks, bb!

I loved The Riches - was sad when it was cancelled.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 8th, 2013 08:11 am (UTC)
It won't be tonight, but probably in the next day or so. I'll poke you when it's ready. ♥

The Riches is so bizarre and funny! There's nothing like the serendipity that collides with those characters sometimes in the middle of one of their scams. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam/Dean kisshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2013 08:05 am (UTC)
All right, it's ready. Don't know why it took 3 days to find the last 4 lines, but sometimes that's how it goes.

Many happy returns!
Lose 10 Pounds of Ugly Fat...  Cut Off Your Head.n3m3sis42 on February 8th, 2013 11:31 am (UTC)
I thought Shutter Island looked so dumb in the trailers, too. Then people kept saying it was so awesome, so I finally watched it on DVD or Netflix or something, and yeah. Wow.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 8th, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
I almost saw it in the theaters, because of my weakness for Ben Kingsley, but that didn't work out.

It's kind of a Hitchcockian story, in its scale, and the trailers didn't give that impression at all. Way to sink a good movie with your own incompetent advertising!
Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on February 8th, 2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
I never saw Shutter Island, although I wanted to when it was out. I think DiCaprio is a vastly underrated actor. They filmed it on the Boston Harbor island that has a very large now abandoned infectious disease hospital, IIRC.

Gosling doesn't do it for me. I put him in the same category as Channing Tatum, who doesn't do it for me either.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 8th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
I loved DiCaprio as a child actor (he was just outstanding in "Gilbert Grape" and "This Boy's Life"). But then he did a couple of period movies-- which he's awful at-- and his popularity went through the roof, and I started avoiding him. He still has that talent, but will we see it? Always the question!

Gosling, apart from this movie, is completely "Meh." for me. Channing Tatum will ALWAYS be "meh." Really, it's always foremost about the face for me, unless there's a certain magnetism. There are a few actors that fall into the almost-ugly-sexy category for me (in their younger days, Willem DaFoe, Tommy Lee Jones, and Scott Glen), but overall, if a guy looks like 'nothing' (helloooo Matt Damon!) then he's just not going to seem very attractive.
Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on February 8th, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
I've got a soft spot for Matt Damon just because he's my homeboy. Ditto Affleck. But yeah, on the attraction front, neither of them do it for me either either physically or magnetism-wise.

OTOH George Clooney has always had a kind of magnetism that makes me notice him. I always wonder if it's because his style hearkens back to the Cary Grant era, and I adored Grant when I was a kid!

themysteriousgthemysteriousg on February 8th, 2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
The book Shutter Island was excellent and I was afraid to see the movie because I was sure it wouldn't stand up or knowing the twist would ruin it. A couple of people say it sticks so close that it works. So I may get it and have K watch it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 8th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
For a story like that, I would think knowing the ending would pretty much always ruin the movie!

I rarely see movies if I've read the book, usually because of miscasting/treatment that doesn't hold up to the book, or because I already know the plot.
Jaguarkittydesade on February 9th, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
I actually read the book of Shutter Island (because freaking Lehane) before I saw the movie, and I enjoyed the book so much it's why I did want to go see the movie. I think both turned out excellent. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2013 03:26 am (UTC)
Can't beat the cast for the movie, and I think they did a great job. I'm just sorry their own advertising kept so many people from seeing the movie! Trailers are supposed to make the movie look enticing, not stupid. :O
Danmuchtooarrogant on February 9th, 2013 10:32 am (UTC)
Nah, Shutter Island definitely isn't campy. I read the book first, which perhaps skewed my perception a bit, but it seemed incredibly sad to me.

Dan
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 9th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
It WAS sad. Boy, it sounds as if the movie trailer really did a disservice to the whole point of that book. Boo.
Clair de Lune: divers - windowsclair_de_lune on February 10th, 2013 09:22 am (UTC)
Shutter Island was on tv here last week, but I was doing something else and didn't watch it. You kind of make me regret I didn't. The very little I saw of it didn't look joyous at all, that said.

Ahem, is there still a spot for the drabble request? :-p If there's, how about Michael/Lincoln (I know, such a shock), anything pre-series with a fireplace and tipsiness?