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03 June 2006 @ 08:00 pm
Lord of War  
I just watched this. My brother wanted to rent it for his birthday (tomorrow); fair enough. I came in from sun-bathing -- sun-bathing! Irish weather is to sun-worshippers what Soviet rule was to the Baptists. That annual week of sun is like the Berlin Wall coming down all over again -- when he turned it on.

I didn't intend to watch it, but I thought the brother was kind of hot (he turned out not to be, but it was too late by that point). Brother toddled off to Mass, leaving me to burn my eyes out with that funky harsh lighting.

Brilliant film. It makes a point without slamming it in your face, and Yuri is so deliciously amoral. I kept wondering where I'd heard the name before too ... ahahaha. There were a couple of points that didn't wash -- Nicholas Cage is from the Ukraine? Please. And yet.

It so makes me feel daft for trying to write a fic about gardening, man.
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jehnt: misc - ballet - arabesquejehnt on June 3rd, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC)
Ah, I like that movie. Every time I go to the movie rental place I try to rent it, even though I've already seen it three times.

And, huh, I don't think I'd like it in Ireland if there's not much sun. One thing you can say about Texas: There sure is a LOT of sun. I prefer thoroughly sunny weather, with few clouds and temperatures well above 90F. Which is, I think, approximately 32C. Now you probably think I'm insane.

PS - I like your ballet icons!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Blue dancerscoradh on June 3rd, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
I adore that they didn't try to make a hero out of Yuri -- and that he put the pin back in the grenade. Ha.

This is cra-zy weather for Ireland! We're reaching highs of 25C. [grin] I think you'd probably die of hypothermia. My usual summmer wardrobe differs only from my winter one in that I don't have to wear a thick jumper around the house.

I lurve ballet! It's quite hard to fit the arabesques in an icon, though.
jehnt: misc - ballet - bluejehnt on June 3rd, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, the fact that they didn't try to sugarcoat things was one of the best things about the movie. I think that's why it didn't do too well in America, which is sad. I hate to generalize, especially when I'm stereotyping people as stupid, but the average American moviegoer is a moron, judging by what's hitting theaters most of the time.

And yeah, 25C is pretty cold for me. My personal philosophy about the perfect temperature is this: 37C, same on the outside as on the in.

I think that one with the arabesque is my favorite of your ballet icons. Where'd you get the pictures? I have the hardest time finding good pictures of dancers. I even bought some dance magazines but there weren't any pictures that were good for icons (there were, however, pictures of AMAZING and CRAZY musculature, which I saved for personal inspiration when I do pushups). I looked on stock image sites too but a lot of the pictures I found obviously had non-dancers posing and it hurt to look at the bad form.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Yellow babyscoradh on June 4th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
The average moviegoer anywhere is pretty stupid. Why do you think they put film posters on the cover of books that inspired films?

Whoa. Even in Australia I don't think I saw that level of heat. Even now we're totally incapable of doing anything. We just sit on sunloungers. Can't even eat it's so hot and we're bitten alive by midges. I have freckles I never knew I had before.

You can take it if you like! I just googled 'ballerinas', 'ballet dancers' and 'ballet' respectively in images. Also 'Ethal Stiefel', who is that insanely hot male dancer from Center Stage. Yes, I love that movie.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Chatting ballerinasscoradh on June 4th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
I meant ETHAN, sorry.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Jailbaitscoradh on June 4th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
His eyes are creepy. Who was he in Fight Club? I'm sure I would have remembered seeing him.

The boys in my class worship Fight Club -- lame Movieland would have them up in arms!
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: I aen't dedscoradh on June 4th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
Aha. Yes. He was beautiful there. He shouldn't have beaten him up, though, he should have fucked him instead. Hyumm.

Oh, but do they ever get hung up on it! You can't say a word against Fight Club, anything by Monty Python and Battleship Potemkin. Gah. Constructive criticism is what Jesus would do!

Who would identify with whom? They'd both want to be Brad Pitt's character. And fight over it.

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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: House on chairsscoradh on June 4th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
Yum YUM.

I always end up piping up with 'And Edward Norton is hot!' and getting odd looks. I think we'd have to toss for him.

Oh, and any video marathon is not complete without the Princess Diaries 1!
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Idiotsscoradh on June 4th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
Ow ow don't cut me, I get enough of that at home.

Man, it's been years since I saw that!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Harry/Ronscoradh on June 4th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, do you know who played Valentine? He looked familiar too! (And cute.)
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Doctor?scoradh on June 4th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. Pritty! Black Hawke Down!

Who made your icon? I've been looking for them for ages, cause I found them before and lost em again.

Damn my friend keeps IMing me to tell me about all the men in her life. PISS OFF.

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every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on June 4th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
Sank you, dear.

This is Ireland! She knows all my aunts. She would also be able to place anyone's genelogy (which I spelt wrong, I'm tired, and the ER finale knocked it outta me) because her dad runs a pharmacy.

Anyway, she's buggered off now. How are you? I have many new freckles.

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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Her hairscoradh on June 4th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
I don't actually like potatoes, thank you.

Unfortunately everyone else does.

Yes! We've had four days of straight sun! Pure madness. No one's working. It's all over the news. I kid you not.

If that's by Joyce, then get the hell offa my cloud. No one understands that plonker. Everyone who's read Ulysses and understood it is a LIAR. [sulks ... because she couldn't]

Frank and Rory and Eanna and Niamh and Sergei and Josef ...

...: [House] That's absurd...chowburger on June 4th, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
Dude, sun! It's been, what, four days of nothing but sunshine? Wow.
I feel like that ad for Boots on TV - you know the one where all the people come rushing out at the first sign of sun, and pack into the little patch of light between the buildings.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Juliescoradh on June 4th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
No kidding! And all over a bank holiday too. It's bloody unprecedented.

I just saw that ad. For the life of me I couldn't work it out. They just run up to a windowpane and random woman puts on nail varnish in the street. WTF, mate?

In the middle of the ER finale. OMG OMG OMG.