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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 12:29am on 11/02/2010 under , ,
Tonight I went to see A Single Man, the new film by Tom Ford starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Matthew Goode (♥). It was wonderful - if you get a chance to see it, please, please do. You won't regret it. Such a lovely piece of filmmaking - beautiful and quiet and heartbreaking and uplifting. Colin Firth's performance is a vision of understated genius. The camera work very much shows Tom Ford's designer eye, but in a really lovely way. All in all, a breathtaking cinematic experience - I literally found myself holding my breath in a few scenes.

For those who don't know, the film is set in the 60s and is about a professor (Colin Firth) whose long-term boyfriend/partner/not-legally-husband-but-essentially-that (Matthew Goode) is killed in a car accident. The film is one day in his life when he's trying to cope with this reality. There's flashbacks to them being adorable, so that's definitely a plus, but mostly it's about the power of love, and the vacuum it leaves when it's snatched away. Really just - a beautiful film. Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aypyJtHzC70 (Can't embed :() I will say that the trailer's rather misleading - it's much less about The Ladiez than it seems, but they're also important in his life, which I think is a cool part about how this character is approached in a very natural, real way.

So, yes. Many many thumbs up. I've been anticipating this since I first heard "Matthew Goode's playing Colin Firth's boyfriend! \o/" but I had no idea it would be *this*. Lovely.

On a completely different note, I've realized that with the cancellation of Dollhouse (;______;), my viewing habits on a weekly basis are profoundly fluffy. Much more than they ever have been before. Every week, I watch: Big Bang Theory, White Collar, Life Unexpected (IT'S SO CUTE), Leverage, Bones, Castle, and Supernatural. The only holdout in the "serious" category is Friday Night Lights, but I'm only catching up with that sporadically, not watching every week, so it doesn't quite count. Once upon a time, Supernatural would have counted in the serious category, mostly because of the emotional resonance it carried for me every week, but now... not so much. I tune in mostly because I can't NOT tune in, it's so much a part of who I am. (Lol, lame.) I miss Battlestar Galactica so much. I miss Dollhouse already. I miss coherent, Winchester-driven Supernatural. I've got Band of Brothers right now to anchor me on the "thinking about my media" front, but it all just feels so... fluffy! Now, I love all these shows, but it's just getting a little bit too intensely sweet. Trouble is, I don't have the time to catch up with any of the good "serious" TV out there (Dexter, Mad Men, etc - any other suggestions?) so I'm kind of stuck, it's just something that's been bothering me a little. Where's all the good character-driven dramas, world? (Oh right, Joss Whedon wants to make them BUT YOU WON'T LET HIM. >:()

I'm just talking for the sake of talking so I'mma shut up now. You all stay safe in this crazy post-snowpocalyptic world! ♥

PS Thank you so so much to the lovely anonymouses who left me love in the Secret Admirer meme. You are too sweet. ♥
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Michelle and I watched Castle episodes 3 and 4 last night. It is SO SO precious!!! We squeal and clap frequently with delight. Nathan is, of course, an absolute vision of goofy adorableness and sass. Any other actor would be pretty obnoxious as that character, but Nathan makes him endearing and hilarious instead. His FACE! Our other favorite part is his daughter, who sasses right back at him. Their relationship (plus the grandma) gives the show a really fun unique twist on other cop shows. The plots are kind of hilariously twisty, but they're fun to watch. And the woman who plays Beckett is really growing on us - she gives as good as she gets from Nathan most of the time, and she has some truly awesome skeptical faces. She's also written quite well, I think - strong without being overly "butch," occasionally girly, snarky and smart. I also love the other cops - Esposito and Ryan, I think. They have such a bromance going on in the background, it's hilarious! Basically I love it and I really really hope it keeps going. NATHAN!

I also watched Chasing Liberty, that movie with Matthew Goode and Mandy Moore, this weekend. Um... it was terrible. I can't remember the last time I willingly subjected myself to such truly awful writing. And Matthew and Mandy were both overacting, probably a combination of trying to give a totally empty script substance and a bad director. So, uh, even their combined pretty absolutely could not save it. I mean, of course I appreciated shirtless Matthew and tight-tshirt Matthew and wet Matthew, of course I did. ;) But that doesn't change that that's 2 hours of my life that I'll never get back! Ha. Oh well.

In continuing my SPN nostalgia kick, I just watched Everybody Loves a Clown. Omg Winchesters! ;_____; Dean's woobie little lip! Sam's busted up face and truly awful hair! The minivan! "Apparently clowns kill!" ELLEN AND ASH AND JO!!!!!!! I can't even express how much I wish they had kept them around. Their story (even Jo's crush on Dean!) feels so so much more organic and true to the world of hunting than Ruby or Bela ever did. Ellen and the Roadhouse set up such a fascinating connection to the whole of the rest of the hunting world, not to mention another person who remembers John Winchester. She was such a warm, gritty, motherly figure in their lives, and I really wish they had kept her around to keep them grounded. I just wish the show had kept that tone in general - Sam and Dean as part of an underground community of outcasts who trawl the dusty roads of America laying waste to evil sonsabitches.

I hate that I've become sad/bitter about our show. It's not how I approach anything, ever, but my love affair with the early Winchesters was so passionate that I can't help but feel their loss acutely. But I am truly enjoying going back and reliving their story, both through the episodes and fic. Sigh, SamandDean. I love you so. ♥

Happy Monday, flist! It's cold and rainy here, which after the 70+ sunny weekend we had is quite a rude shock. Garfield would be entirely unsurprised - Mondays hate the world! I am exhausted, so I'm going to go into lab, hopefully finish early, and then come home for a NAP. This prospect excites me greatly. <33
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Today has been profoundly... blah. My head hurts and my eyes are tired from crying. Both of my roommates were gone all day, so it was quiet and lonely. A friend came over and watched the two latest SPN eps, but other than that I was totally alone. I put up some posters in my room, I watched most of the SPN S2 ep "What is and What Should Never Be" (holy crap that EPISODE), I sort of ate some food (grocery trip necessary...), I watched The Lookout (with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Matthew Goode - quiet and powerful, I recommend it for fans of either actor), and I fought with my mom. I just feel like crap.

I might go watch an episode of Friday Night Lights to make me feel better, and to celebrate its being picked up for TWO MORE SEASONS YAY! I still don't understand why not every single person on my flist loves this show, but in another (futile?) attempt at converting, I'll link you to a pimping list. Please look at it? I promise, PROMISE you won't regret giving this show a chance.

Ten Reasons to Watch Friday Night Lights

Seriously, guys. Seriously.

I'm going to go continue being blob-like.
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 01:59am on 04/04/2009 under ,
Before I run off to bed, I'd like to share a moment of hotness with you all.

Superheros as civilians! )

....I really should go to sleep. Carry on.
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 11:17pm on 28/03/2009 under , , , , ,
It makes me sad that there's no fandom that I feel a burning desire to read fic in. Mostly I just want more of [livejournal.com profile] anshin_fanfic's Eddie/Adrian series, but she seems to have slowed down a lot. :( I might go back and revisit some SGA, or Due South.... hm. (SGA is definitely a fandom where the fic will NEVER get old. It's just... so well DONE, and not necessarily linked to the show itself. The AUs are bloody brilliant. In contrast, I almost can't read SPN fic anymore - I simply don't watch through the same lens anymore! Jsquared is still fun, but I've just kind of... moved on.)

So in conclusion, I'm bored on the internet. I'm mostly looking at apartments in Ann Arbor (this one is GORGEOUS, holy crap) but it feels fruitless because I don't even know when I'm going to be there yet so I can't contact anyone or anything.

Tonight, Michelle and I watched awesome things. "She" from episode one of Angel, when Wesley and Angel dance like dorks, and BAI LING guest stars (fans of Go Fug Yourself will know why we loled). Episode 4 of Pushing Daisies, which is the most glee-inducing show ever. And I made Michelle watch Imagine Me and You with me and she concurs that Matthew Goode is stupidly adorable and hot. (Of COURSE. \o/) And that ASH is made of pure win. Yay.

Yeah... still bored on the internets. Hurm.
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 11:30am on 28/03/2009 under , , , , ,
This is cracking me up so I had to share. The interviewer's awful, but when Matthew is asked what's attractive about Jonathan Rhys Meyers, he launches into a veritable laundry list, declaring that JRM's "basically a woman." Heeeee. Starts at 1:30.

Good morning my dears! It is Saturday and I DON'T HAVE TO FLY ANYWHERE! Amazing. :D I lolled about in bed for a while, and now I'm going to have breakfast and watch last night's Dollhouse! YAY!

I did in fact watch the new Supernatural. For 99% of it I was rolling around with glee, but the last 5 minutes made me want to throw something. So in the future I think I'll just stop the episode there :P But EEEE SAM AND DEAN. That made me miss seasons 1 and 2 soooo much. It was so much fun! ♥

ETA: Seen Dollhouse now, and WOW, that was phenomenal!!! Such a Whedon episode, with the horrible danger that you can't help but crack up at because everyone's so SILLY. Reminded me of Tabula Rasa. I am falling so in love with Topher, and Boyd is darling, and I loved the side of Adelle we saw this week. And Eliza - oh, Eliza! *smushes her* My girl :D Yaaaay Dollhouse!
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 06:27pm on 27/03/2009 under , ,
I have successfully posted a big spam of Matthew's ridiculous, darling face over at [livejournal.com profile] dailygoode. Run and ogle the pretty! :D
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 01:29pm on 27/03/2009 under , , , , ,
G'day loves! In a much better mood than yesterday. It helps that the sun is shining and it's a glorious 60 degrees outside!

I'M GOING TO UMICHIGAN! *twirls* I got to tell my physics teacher all about it this morning and it got me all jazzed up again. Whee! I also got 100 on my physics test, so, you know, that was nice.

Michelle (my bestest) is off visiting UPenn today, where she got into their Elementary Education masters program. I'm SO HAPPY for my girl and I'm so glad we're both going places we love next year!

Random question for you Twitter folks - when you're subscribed to zillions of people, doesn't your phone go off every five seconds? Doesn't that get in the way of productivity? How do you ever keep track of who's saying what? The pure deluge of information in tiny bites that I cannot process properly really overwhelms me, which is why I'm not really on the bandwagon. I have one so I can Tweet at Gerard if the mood strikes, but that's about it.

[livejournal.com profile] bunnymcfoo linked me to a Pandora scrobbler for last.FM, so I used it at work today. Yay! No more music lost into the ether, sad and unscrobbled! (Yes, this matters, hush.) I've put together basically the perfect channel for myself on Pandora - the influences are The Used, Lostprophets, and Soundgarden, and it's AMAZING. Interestingly, I love what Pandora comes up with when I ask it for stuff like The Used, but not really for MCR! Odd. Also, listening to Pandora makes me realize that one of the reasons I love MCR and The Used so very very much is Gerard and Bert's voices. There are so many bands out there that sound fine right up until the singer starts. On the other hand, I could listen to Gerard and Bert for the rest of my liiiiife. ♥ That goes for Chris Cornell and his orgasmic voice as well, unf.

I really really loved Imagine Me & You, if you hadn't guessed. Here's one reason why:

His faaaaace. I'm planning on doing a big picspam over at the Goode daily comm later, I'll link it when I put it up! :D

I'm going to go venture into the world. I've got to go into lab for a while, visit the business office to ask for a refund on the $270 I spent on the SLC conference, and then sit in the sun and read! Huzzah.

Happy Friday all! <3

(If I'm not careful, I'm totally going to use this icon on every entry. His faaaaace!)
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posted by [personal profile] exsequar at 12:56am on 27/03/2009 under ,


Also, Piper Perabo and Lena Heady are THE CUTEST THING IN THE WHOLE WORLD. And Tony Head as a drunken doucheface who nevertheless manages to be endearing is PRICELESS.

In conclusion: Imagine Me & You is SO MUCH LOVE.
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Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] hebrew_hernia!! It's been far too long since I've seen you, lady. We need to fix that. Perhaps when we're both in the midwest! :) I hope you have a lovely day! ♥

I still keep flailing at my roommates about Michigan. I'm so HAPPY! I got home safe, obviously, but having had 4 hours of broken sleep last night, I fell into bed and slept for four more hours. I'm not *home* home yet though, still just at college, driving home tomorrow for spring break to see my daddy. Yay!

It will come as a shock to exactly no one that I have changed my header. OM NOM MATTHEW. I want to lick the dip in his bicep. ♥____♥ Go forth and drool ----> [livejournal.com profile] exsequar I also added two little interest buttons in my sidebar, for Matthew and Watchmen, and changed all the words around my journal to lyrics from "Unforgettable". My brain, she is eaten!

The book itself continues to blow my miiiiind. I do know I couldn't have read it without the movie providing audio and motion in my head, so I think I've done the perfect progression. As soon as I finish the book, I'll go see the movie again and get infinitely more out of it. I'M SO EXCITED.

Also, movie Ozy >>>> book Ozy. Just sayin'.

This comic made me giggle ridiculously, so I'm sharing. I can totally see Dan/Rorschach in the book, btw. They're such BFFs. And book!Rorschach makes me giggle all the time. Busting in on Dan while he's sleeping, then as he goes, "Thanks for the coffee and cereal." Hee! He just has these random moments of like... bizarre normalcy. I don't even know. And he's so twisted but at the same time arrow straight, getting pissy about things like missing gun registrations and graffiti. Ohhhh Rorschach.

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I'm currently packing for my trip to Michigan and listening to that Matthew Goode interview again. Mix the British accent with intelligent amazingness and I am just gone, geez. ♥____♥ "And yet Adrian's this villain! It's remarkable to me!" He loves this character so much, it's amazing.

I feel like a total idjit for a couple reasons. I have a flight to Michigan tomorrow out of Baltimore, which is an almost 2 hour drive away. But there's an airport less than an hour north of here that I completely forgot about. *FACEPALM* Whoops. Ha. (It's a quite small one so I didn't even really consider it as an option.) Also, I have an essay due tomorrow and I was just a total slacker all week then ended up writing it entirely tonight. I think it's a little crappy, but at this point, I don't care. Whatever, I'm a senior!

I really hope my Michigan visit goes well! I'm a little nervous but mostly excited and optimistic.

Most of what I did this week instead of writing my paper was flail around the internets about Adrian Veidt :D It appears there's a rather large cadre of people out there who are just as invested in his FIERCENESS as I am, heee. It's so much fun. If you need some lolz I suggest a peek at [livejournal.com profile] ontd_ozy. Hi-larious.

Also, things like this are keeping me most entertained:

"Dan. Grow up." WHILE HE'S PULLING A BULLET OUT OF HIS PALM. That, my friends, is badassery to the extreme.

I have some new Watchmen friends around the place from a friending meme! *waves* Hallo there!

Oh oh, my favorite piece of Watchmen media that *isn't* solely Adrian (I have been looking at some!) is this fucking awesome fan-made trailer set to N.E.R.D.'s "Rockstar". It's just edited SO WELL. I've watched it like ten times.

My favorite sequence is at ~00:12, where Eddie flies out the window in slow-mo, cutting to Nite Owl landing in a swoosh of his cape, and finally cutting to lightning flashing on Rorschach silhouetted through a broken fence. The timing is just so ridiculously on, it gives me chills. Whee!

Ok, I have to wake up in five hours to drive two hours and get on ANOTHER PLANE, so I'm going to say farewell and finish packing. Essential Items include my borrowed copy of Watchmen. I read several pages earlier and I'm finding that the format doesn't bother me nearly as much anymore, when I have voices and people in my head to lock onto. Yay!
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I'm not quite sure how this wonderful boy has flown under my radar (okay, I am - he hasn't been on TV. More's the pity!) but now that has been rectified and I have fallen very rapidly completely head over heels. My new boyfriend is named Matthew Goode.


So now I'm going to show you how freaking cute he is. All of these pictures are snagged from Suzikane's amazing gallery. Her whole fansite is really awesomely done. The front page video tribute to Matthew is cheesy but so adorable. I'm really fond. :D

Matthew Goode in pictures! )

Yay new boyfriend! I need a new one, since now Ewan McGregor is doing tripe like Michael Bay films and ANGELS AND DEMONS. I can't tell you how dismayed I was when I saw him in the trailer before Watchmen. Sigh, Ewan :( What happened? Whatever, I'm replacing you with a younger model who hopefully won't trod all over my heart by choosing shite roles.


Ahem! I hope you had fun ogling the pretty. :D

(A quick shout out to the awesome [livejournal.com profile] summertea, who has very kindly given me 5GB of space on her domain. This is my christening of that space, hee. Thanks Yin! <3)
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