Mar. 5th, 2010

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Hollywood news. Primarily grabbed from [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda either on LJ or Twitter.

•So, Alice in Wonderland. Reviews are mixed (sixth grade diorama? OUCH) but there seems to be a consensus that certain plot elements, such as a build-up to a climactic battle (in WonderUnderland? For reals?) were poor choices. We're going to see it tomorrow; should be interesting.

•Chris Weitz, director of New Moon, says that he isn't up to directing Breaking Dawn. But he agrees it should be split into two movies. Why? WHY? Considering that his rationale for begging off the movie is that he's got a young kid and it would be too much to shoot a whole two movies at once, maybe he's agreeing with the two-movie thing to give himself a reason for demurring. Because I've read Breaking Dawn, and 'dense' is not the way I'd describe it, except regarding the main characters.

•Speaking of books being made into movies, guess what's reportedly being released on 12/10/2010? Voyage of the Dawn Treader! Woo-hoo!

•I guess I should not be surprised about this; they are planning a movie based on Magic: the Gathering. Although, interestingly, they specifically state that the movies are focused on the Planeswalkers and therefore won't necessarily have a swords-and-sorcery, Tolkeinesque feel to them. Combine that with my long-time impression that MtG was essentially ten million really awesome story hooks that never got to be used in actual stories...I am reasonably resigned to this movie.

•If you read one thing this weekend, read io9's article on sugested alternatives to bad-idea movie remakes. Bonus: can be used as a reading list of some more-or-less obscure sci-fi and fantasy to check out. Hollywood, take note!

In makeup news: Aromaleigh is awesome. Their Rocks! Sonic eyeshadow collection is awesome - so bright and fun. Their lippies are awesome but being discontinued, oh no! Must purchase a few more colors before they sell out.

In work news: I reached a milestone of reading/responding to every email in my inbox (as of 5:24 PM tonight). Considering I had 400+ unread emails a month or two ago, I'm pretty excited out this. Now I just need to maintain a 'clean' inbox...and start working on the backlog of filing...and finish some other outstanding projects...but still!
amatyultare: (Default)
Hollywood news. Primarily grabbed from [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda either on LJ or Twitter.

•So, Alice in Wonderland. Reviews are mixed (sixth grade diorama? OUCH) but there seems to be a consensus that certain plot elements, such as a build-up to a climactic battle (in WonderUnderland? For reals?) were poor choices. We're going to see it tomorrow; should be interesting.

•Chris Weitz, director of New Moon, says that he isn't up to directing Breaking Dawn. But he agrees it should be split into two movies. Why? WHY? Considering that his rationale for begging off the movie is that he's got a young kid and it would be too much to shoot a whole two movies at once, maybe he's agreeing with the two-movie thing to give himself a reason for demurring. Because I've read Breaking Dawn, and 'dense' is not the way I'd describe it, except regarding the main characters.

•Speaking of books being made into movies, guess what's reportedly being released on 12/10/2010? Voyage of the Dawn Treader! Woo-hoo!

•I guess I should not be surprised about this; they are planning a movie based on Magic: the Gathering. Although, interestingly, they specifically state that the movies are focused on the Planeswalkers and therefore won't necessarily have a swords-and-sorcery, Tolkeinesque feel to them. Combine that with my long-time impression that MtG was essentially ten million really awesome story hooks that never got to be used in actual stories...I am reasonably resigned to this movie.

•If you read one thing this weekend, read io9's article on sugested alternatives to bad-idea movie remakes. Bonus: can be used as a reading list of some more-or-less obscure sci-fi and fantasy to check out. Hollywood, take note!

In makeup news: Aromaleigh is awesome. Their Rocks! Sonic eyeshadow collection is awesome - so bright and fun. Their lippies are awesome but being discontinued, oh no! Must purchase a few more colors before they sell out.

In work news: I reached a milestone of reading/responding to every email in my inbox (as of 5:24 PM tonight). Considering I had 400+ unread emails a month or two ago, I'm pretty excited out this. Now I just need to maintain a 'clean' inbox...and start working on the backlog of filing...and finish some other outstanding projects...but still!

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