sophieisgod: ([film] doomsday)
BSG 4.18: Islanded in a Stream of Stars )
Frost/Nixon )
Watchmen )
Milk )

Also, Scott Grimes (MALARKEY!) is Ridley Scott's Will Scarlett! I AM JOYFUL.

Also also, I stumbled across this vid via recs and I want to make everyone in the world watch it because it is THAT GOOD. It's Vienna Teng, and it's Closer, which is a film I love and adore for how fucked-up everyone is, and how awesome Larry and Alice are and how pathetic Dan and Anna are. OH OH OH. And the use of "The Blower's Daughter", but that isn't relevant to THIS VID THAT YOU NEED TO WATCH.

How are you? ♥
sophieisgod: ([film] trainspotting)
Skins 3.07: JJ )

I finally got around to watching Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and there's no point cutting my reaction because it goes like this: MY ALL-TIME NUMBER ONE FOREVER GIRL CRUSH REBECCA HALL, YOU ARE DIVINE. JAVIER BARDEM, YOU ARE HOT LIKE BURNING (the girl only knew him from No Country For Old Men and had to be convinced re: his hotness. JOB DONE). PENELOPE CRUZ, HOW SO FIERCE? SCARLETT JOHANNSON... NICE HAIR. Also, I really badly want to go back to Barcelona.

I'm still ploughing through my Empire Records fic for [livejournal.com profile] reel_merlin, and it would be great if you guys could fill out this poll so I've got a few extra bits of nineties nostalgia in my arsenal, just for ~flavour~ and shit.

[Poll #1361002]
sophieisgod: ([bsg] i can't live without her)
BSG 4.12: A Disquiet Follows My Soul )

In other news, I watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall. It was pretty fun; Mila Kunis is always adorable (has anyone seen Get Over it? MUSICAL SHAKESPEARE!), and there was Bill Hader and Hawaii and Jason Segel looking pretty good in shirts which didn't have patterns on them. I think I will forever regard it fondly, though, because while I knew that Jason Segel played the piano, and I knew that he enjoyed musicals, nothing in my life had ever prepared me for the wonders of a Dracula musical with puppets.

Emily Blunt is in Iron Man 2! Rejoice!

Jon Snow has a blog! CHANNEL 4 NEWS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER!

How are you? ♥
sophieisgod: ([film] what a lot of parties)
LISTACULAR )
TOTAL
94 books; 107 films; 20 plays
sophieisgod: ([costume] mrs bennet approves)
Quantum of Solace - You should click even if you don't want to be spoiled, because there be delicious picture of Gemma Arterton! Scroll past the text! )

Also, my Tess DVD came the other week, and the making of is called "Angels and Demons". Ohh, Beeb, your publicity department must be such a cool and edgy place to work. BUT it is lovely, and the actors' responses to the characters were interesting (I love how everyone admits the twattery of Angel and how they tried to make him more sympathetic. CAST PRETTY: JOB DONE). I will have to cap it at some point because the light does strangely glorious things to Eddie's hair.
Merlin 1.07: The Gates of Avalon )
SIDE-NOTE: [livejournal.com profile] templa_otmena and I are convinced that if Arthur ever takes off his shirt it will actually cause our heads to explode. It took me a good few episodes to realise that Bradley James' chest actuallly *was* that broad, and not just armour padding designed to symbolically sugegst that Arthur is just a young man with too many responsibilties or something. HE IS ACTUALLY JUST THAT BUILT. We only ever get the glimpses through the Open-Necked Shirts Of Wonder, so if we ever saw it all at once I don't know what would happen. I think my TV might combust. Also, Bradley James was in the audience on Strictly Come Dancing last night! Hee!

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AND FINALLY, since Merlin has awakened a thirst in me for all versions of this legend, what should I be reading/watching/Googling furiously? I've already downloaded Excalibur!

How are you? ♥
sophieisgod: ([disney] curiouser and curiouser)
  • 23:20 slightly freaked out by the alice in wonderland movie. trippy. #
  • 15:41 ohh, rusty. why the martha!hate? #
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sophieisgod: (Firefly)
I'm back! And I think I have an internet problem, because I missed LJ more than is probably healthy. But yay! for lovely lovely York.

So, my madre drove me up on Wednesday to deposit some stuff at New House, and I actually love it. I didn't have clothes or anything to unpack, so we went to Pizza Express for lunch (goats cheese! Love it) before she toodled off. I didn't have anything to unpack, so I spent a few hours sticking stuff on my walls. It looks badass, so I shall try and get photos up in a few days. Then, Cindy and I went exploring our new patch of turf, and I found 2 Buffy video boxsets that I needed for £2.50 each in a charity shop! Back of the net! And we have a fit fruit shop, and a Sainsburys! And the park at the back. I heart New House. And then we had wine and watched Cry Baby. Good stuff.

The Penelopiad, or, Meh )

Friday was spent sleeping in, and then job-hunting. It went pretty well, got lots of application forms and places to drop my CV. I think I'm going to have to head back to York on Tuesday or Wednesday, which is both nice and a pain. Holy indecision, Batman! Then, Atonement!

In which Sophie talks about the book and SPOILERS and the wonder that is James McAvoy )

Train back, today. I love long train journeys by myself. I decided to read Cat's Eye, to remind myself that Margaret Atwood is awesome, even if she can't adapt her own work into plays. Fucking love that book. It's scarily accurate, and I love stuff about memory and the past and how fucked up people make each other.

I bought David Thewlis' novel! I'm going to start reading it tonight! Listen to this radio interview! He does impressions of Gary Oldman! He is awesome!
sophieisgod: (Argonath)
Yet another of those tedious dribs 'n' drabs posts, in which Sophie attempts to chronicle her increasingly dull life experiences. Why is Southport so very boring? Why are there no jobs? Why isn't the weather nice enough for me to get any decent photographs of the pier? Grrr.

You can't stop the beat! )

What Freud said about the Irish is: We're the only people who are impervious to psychoanalysis )

Henry VIII )

Meme, gacked from [livejournal.com profile] clouded_logic and [livejournal.com profile] tardisdoll
Post a topic, list, category, whatever, in my comments section. (examples:"5 Things You'd Do If The World Explodeded" or "Top 5 things to drink"). Then, in the comments, I'll post the answers to all your Top 5 ideas, according to me. Then you post this offer in your own journal.

I got History Boys tickets! Saturday 27th October, Matinee, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF ROW B OF THE STALLS, BABY! I am slightly overcome. Ooh, and the audiobook came!

I'm reading lots and lots of Philip Larkin at the minute, and the more I read it, the more I like it.

Water
If I were called in
To construct a religion
I should make use of water.

Going to church
Would entail a fording
To dry, different clothes;

My litany would employ
Images of sousing,
A furious devout drench,

And I should raise in the east
A glass of water
Where any-angled light
Would congregate endlessly.

Oh, and happy Alfred Hitchcock's birthday! May your day be full of suspense.
sophieisgod: (Lupin)
So, I just saw Order of the Phoenix. At the IMAX. In 3D. Oh my.

Spoilers, and Much Enthusiasm )

So yeah, I'm seeing it again tomorrow night, then IMAX again on Monday!

EDIT: Because I forgot some of the angst )
sophieisgod: (Casablanca)
Today, I had a feeling I haven't had for a while. I fell properly, madly, head over hells in love with Hollywood. And it's because of The Philadelphia Story.

I'm going crazy. I'm standing here solidly on my own two hands and going crazy. )

Also, I'm trying to gather ideas for future picspams. Does anyone have any suggestions or requests? I'm pretty much open, as long as there's a little bit of fun to be had, so not Schindler's List or anything. Pretty men would be a plus.
sophieisgod: (Almost Famous)
So, it would appear that the picspam has replaced the meme as the preferred method of boredom prevention. This is probably a good thing, although it is hella time-consuming.

This picspam was brought to you by the letters Phantom Of The Opera.

Vaguely Plot-Based Spam )

Completely Gratuitous Spam Of Manly Goodness )

Sunshine

Apr. 7th, 2007 02:22 am
sophieisgod: (Trainspotting)
First of all, I totally heart Cillian Murphy. And Danny Boyle is my new god. Which is a pretty bold statement to make at Easter. Seriously. Sunshine is that good. Spoilers ahead...

So if you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it )

Ooh, trailers! Okay, we had 28 Weeks Later, which looks better than it should. Rose Byrne, yay! Robert Carlyle, yay! IDRIS ELBA, fucking yeah! Emma, it's sexy angsty Vaughn Rice from Ultraviolet! The one who was in love with Annoying Jane From P&P! We also had Fracture, so yay! for Ryan Gosling, although Anthony Hopkins does seem to be essentially playing Hannibal again. Although, David Strathairn *and* Cliff Curtis? Film, with these Ferrero Rocher you are spoiling us.

When we were at the IMAX t'other day, Louise said she spent half the time watching my reactions, and when we saw Wicked, my sister did the same thing. I suppose when it comes to films (and TV and theatre and books and gigs...) I get pretty into the experience. I gasp, I flail, I put my hands to my mouth. I spend the majority of the time sitting there with a rather gormless grin plastered across my face thinking 'this is fucking excellent'. I'm basically a child.

And I capped the hell out of Wind That Shakes The Barley, so picspam tomorrow!
sophieisgod: (Default)
I fucking love my course sometimes. Gimpy Brian may well be a gimp, but all is forgiven because I just saw Amazing Grace. Well, I say 'just saw', I've been home for four hours but Juanita only *just* got off MSN. Also, apologies if this post is slightly wanky and doesn't really make sense, but it's basically my notes for discussion in our seminars. If I was in York, I'd be writing this on post-its, but I foolishly left them there because I thought I wouldn't need them... Like my Peep Show DVDs and my hairdryer.

Righteous anger is HOT beyond all belief )

Whoops, sorry, ranty rant rant. Awesome film.

Also, yesterday I went to Manchester to see my Wifey Louise [livejournal.com profile] templa_otmena and I saw 300 at the IMAX. Lord. And Sunshine tomorrow! And Will Arnett is in Blades Of Glory!

Ooh, and the Last King Of Scotland soundtrack is immense. When we were dricing to Preston to the pictures (all that, and it's coming to Sowwie next week anyway. Grrrr.) I had it on my iPod and it was sunny and it reminded me of that early sequence where he's on the bus looking at all the scenery. I mean, Lancashire is hardly Uganda, but it was nice.
sophieisgod: (Default)
And it was TASTY. Sweet Jesus, 300 was incredible. I mean, I knew it was going to be good, but WOW. Just... Ach.

Madness? THIS IS SPARTA! )

So, yeah. I'll be seeing that again.

And the Sunshine trailer was incredible. Excited now!
sophieisgod: (Eowyn)
For the title to have maximum impact, you really have to shout it in a Mel Gibson kinda way. Totally implausible when the man's just had his innards ripped out, but then historical accuracy is hardly Braveheart's main concern... Stirling BRIDGE, man. The Battle of Stirling BRIDGE.

Anyway, I've been AWOL the past few days, mainly because of The Essay From Hell. It was a bit of a slog, mainly because I knew I wanted to write about sight in Whitman, and I had points to make, but I didn't have an argument as such. And it was due in at 10.45 in the morning. And I hadn't finished Portrait Of A Lady. Thankfully, at around 3.30 in the morning (yes, another all-nighter) I hit upon The Insanely Creepy Eyeball Metaphor Of Doom, so I got finished. It was actually the longest thing I've ever written, which is really quite pitiful. But me and my gay boyfriend are still cool.

The point is, no more essays until next term! Which means I basically have this week to sleep, eat, go out, read two short stories and generally relax. *sigh of deep, deep relief*

Aside from the inevitable essay crisis, the week's been pretty damn good. Both my lecturers this week were the awesome ones; the one who looks like Dr House, and the magnificently feminist James-obsessed lovely woman I had last term. Yay. I actually get realism now! And Ireland is stalking me again. Firstly, via the IRA episode of Life On Mars (AKA, In Which My TV Boyfriend Is Horrendously Xenophobic, Yet I Continue To Love Him Anyway), and then via the talk I went to yesterday about Brian Friel's play Translations.

Cut for a literature student geek-out )

It sounds really lame and geeky, but experiences like that talk, and seeing Mad Forest on Saturday, are a big part of the reason why I wanted to come to a university as good as York, and I'm glad that I'm starting to make the most of it. My dad always told me that it'd be at university where I'd find out the stuff I was interested in, and discover writers that I'd fall in love with (Whitman! sigh) and basically become the person I'll be for the rest of my life. On the subject of my dad, I think he's noticed how completely into my course I am. Since he came up the other week, and we had our big literary discussion, we've had a few more on the phone, and yesterday he left me a 5 minute long answerphone message about ideas I could work into my Whitman essay. I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd already handed it in...

While I'm feeling mushy, let me just say that I feel really happy and (oh my god, am I actually this lame and pathetic? yes I am) privileged to have met some of the people that I've met here. You know who you are, you complete beasts, and I love you lots and lots. Like jelly tots. Hard. In the face.

Oh god, in that last paragraph I became everything I despise. Is *this* who I'll be for the rest of my life? I fucking hope not. Anyway, the whole Ireland stalking business has left me feeling compelled to make a list of stuff that anyone who's interested in The Troubles, or Irish history, or any of that stuff should read or see. It is mostly from the Irish point of view, so it's probably hideously biased, but whatever.

Because I'm a patronising, self-righteous weirdo with a conversion complex )

Tra la la. I also did another chapter of The Master And Margarita. Chapter Two is the trial and crucifixion of Jesus... from the POV of Pontius Pilate. This book is awesome.
sophieisgod: (Sunflower)
Woop! One book off my reading list!
I just finshed Notes On A Scandal, and it was pretty damn good. I love stuff with warped, unreliable narrators, and it raises some pretty interesting questions about gender roles and consent and responsibility and sex. And stuff. Anyway, read it if you like that sort of thing. And now I'm excited to see the film. Cat Blanchett as a floozy? Yes please. Judi Dench as a scary repressed schoolmarm? You knows it. Bill Nighy? Always.

I have also been really rather responsible, in that I've read some of the essays on Moby Dick from which I shall steal ideas, and I've learnt my Italian verbs. Haven't washed my hair yet, but you can't expect miracles.

Also, two of my best girlies are coming back to The Fax tomorrow! Emma, Wifey, you have been sorely missed.

Plus, BAFTAs tonight! I don't have E! on my cheapcheapcheap TV, but Louise has sworn to tape the red carpet stuff so we shall see The Barrowman in all his presenting glory (Dirty!).

Okay, now cover your eyes.
It's another meme. I have no self-control. Favourite Actresses, stolen from [livejournal.com profile] three_nails

5 Favourite Actresses )
sophieisgod: (Marie Antoinette)
After waiting for nigh on 4 months, since it was cruelly and prematurely pulled from UK cinemas, I FINALLY got to see Marie Antoinette last night. I knew it had had mixed reviews, to say the least (I was on the side of the believers), but having seen the trailer, seen the plethora of prettypretty icons, bought the Antonia Fraser book and repeatedly listened to the soundtrack, I was not disappointed.

I'm a huge Sofia Coppola fan anyway (Virgin Suicides is hazy love), so I knew she could be relied on to bring the pretty. I'm also pretty used to her dreamlike pacing and was thus well prepped (Dirty!) for this. Anyway, the pretty was duly brought (I spent half the time mentally screencapping the DVD I now have to buy on the day it comes out), there was cake!porn a-plenty, a completely kick-arse soundtrack, and cameos from all sorts of righteous people. Marriane Faithful? Present and correct, sans Mars Bar. Tom Hardy, one my lovely obscure boys since The Virgin Queen? Deliciously sombre. Rose Byrne? Made of awesome.

Kirsten Dunst is undeniably radiant, and she didn't actually piss me off in this, which is an achievement. I think it can probably be attributed to her relatively limited number of lines. Still.

Also, the merits of the big screen. I've spent 4 months thinking the black stripe across her face at the costume ball was Adam & The Ants style face paint. I now know it's voile tpe stuff. Woop.

Okay, so if I had more time I'd write a witty rewiew, but I don't, so I won't. I really liked it.

I have to go and eat some cake now.

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