X-Men

Friday, 27 May 2016 15:38
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finally went to see the new X-Men film last night. It's been out for over a week now, so I'm really late seeing it! We were supposed to go on Tuesday, with that being cheap day, but someone couldn't go so we waited. Anyway, it's so awesome! Spoilercut )
Right, I'm off to hunt for fic..!

Sleepwalking?

Tuesday, 3 May 2016 23:53
prepare4trouble: (hahahaha)
I think I sleepwalked last night.

I'm not 100% sure, it's never happened before, as far as I know, but it's the only explanation I can think of.

So at some point in the middle of the night, there is a loud crashing sound. It's me, I've knocked a bunch of stuff off my desk. So I kneel down and start groping around on the floor in the pitch dark thing to pick it up. Eventually, I realize that I can't see anything and I don't even know what I'm looking for, so turning on the light might be a good idea.

So I feel my way over to where the lightswitch should be, skillfully avoiding the box of work uniform I've had on the floor for the past three weeks. To my consternation, the wall with the switch isn't where I thought it would be. So I move closer, singing my arms around. I find the shelves to my right, no lightswitch. Instead, I climb over the end of my bed and crawl over to the pillow end and switch on the bedside lamp.

It is at this point that I realize I am in my bedroom and not the spare room. Why I thought I was in the spare room, I have no idea. I never sleep in there. Having figured all this out, I switch the light back off and go back to sleep, leaving all the stuff all over the floor, for me to find the next day.

That is how I know the whole thing happened at all. Well, that and my sleep cycle app recorded activity at about 3am. The only thing I can think of is that I was sleepwalking, and the crash of the stuff falling on the floor woke me up.

Hopefully it won't happen again, even though everyone did think it was hilarious when I told them the next day.


In other, non sleepwalking related news, Civil War is awesome. I would ramble on about it, but I'm going to try to get an earlyish (the right side of midnight) night, because I still have the cold of doom, and still can't hear out of my left ear, and my right is wonky too. Which made work interesting today. Hopefully sleep will sort it, as long as I don't spend the night stumbling around the house knocking things over.

I'll ramble about the movie tomorrow though, no doubt!

Batman vs Superman

Wednesday, 6 April 2016 11:05
prepare4trouble: (evil genius)
I went to see Batman vs Superman last night. It was good. Didn't expect that!

My dad's always been the Superman fan. He read the comics for years. I borrowed them occasionally but only bought Marvel and read the DC stuff just when I was bored. So I don't know all the backstory that he does, so he was actually more impressed than me. I have a few nitpicks, but in general it was a really good movie, and I was even impressed with Ben Afleck, who I was so so so dubious about.

Now we'll see how good a job DC do at emulating Marvel as they lead up to Justice League...
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I am so ridiculously mad with my dad.

So, Ant Man came out last week, and I really wanted to see it. My dad didn't, and so I was going to go with someone else, but then he talked to some friends of his who told him that it looked really good, and he suddenly changed his mind. Great, so we'll go. We arranged to go on Tuesday. Yesterday, he mentioned that he needed to text his friend Pat about the times. That's fine, because she often goes with us to see films and I kind of know her. But then today he mentioned that he wanted to get y mum's Meercat Movies code, even though we already have mine. So I asked why, was someone else going? Yes, he says, he went out to lunch with a bunch of people the other day and told them he was going, and they all wanted to see it too, so he doesn't know how many, but there will probably be about seven of them.

So at this point I got kinda mad, because I really don't want to go with a huge gang of people I don't know. And he get all bewildered, like what's the problem, and I simply can;t understand why he doesn't get why it's an issue for me. Hello, social anxiety? So now he's going to see the film I want to see that he wasn't even bothered about, and I'm not. I'm going next week with Jennie. Which means I have to wait a whole other week.

I'm absolutely furious with him, and he doesn't understand why.

Well, he's not getting my Meercat Movies code.

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015 17:25
prepare4trouble: (stay back)
I drove to work today becuase it was too windy to cycle, s while I was in the car I thought I might as well pop to PC World and get an external cd/DVD reader/writer for my MacBook. They didn't have any. And PC World is really intimidating now. They've got rid of alost of the stuff and really specialised in what they do and don't sell, so there was nothing I needed. I wanted a new laptop bag too, but they didn't have any of them either. or if they did, I don't know where they were. And nobody offered to help me or looked at all approachable. The staff were all chatting to each other in groups. I left and went to Currys instead. It's next door and it's the same shop but it's totally different. They only have a small computer section bu I found what I needed quickly and the guy on the till was super helpful making sure it did what I wanted. I think I'll go straight there in future. I wasn't impressed with PC World when I bough my computer either.

Anyhow, I'm off to see the new Avengers film tonight. Hopefully it'll be awesome! :)

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 01:48
prepare4trouble: (edgar)
My sister and my niece are staying over tonight because her husband is doing some kind of overnight fishing trip. As a result, we ended up watching a film, which upset my brother who wanted to watch Game Of Thrones, and we ended up having a mini argument about it. He lost, because Jen was only here for one night and it wouldn't have been fair. So, we watched Divergent, which wasn't as bad as I expected, and drank a few bottles of wine, which is fine because I'm not at work tomorrow.

Writing is progressing, slowly but surely. I'm going to predict four chapters left, but there may be five or more, or maybe even three, it all depends how it goes. I do feel like I'm kind of getting somewhere now though. What I'm not sure about though is what I've done to Alan. But We'll see how it goes down...

Anyway, exhausted now, so time for bed, I think. I'll try and get a chapter poster tomorrow or the day after. We'll see how that goes...
prepare4trouble: (spock)
Wow. If you hadn't seen it seriously do not click on the LJ Cut. This is a film that really needs to be seen unspoiled, and here be spoilers galore! Seriously, don't even take a peek.

Spoiler alert! )

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Friday, 8 June 2012 21:37
prepare4trouble: (evil genius)
It's the weekend again. Three day weeks are pure win, there should be more of them. Even if the four day weekend is an insane fest of queen-worshipping insanity.

Sorry, but I just don't get why everyone loves the royal family like they do. To me, all they do is personify the massive gap between the haves and have-nots in this country. They are the ultimate example of inherited power and privilege, a system that should have been done away with long ago. I was reading an article the other day about how the majority of famous Brits are privately educated, from actors to musicians to sports stars to politicians, the ones born into money are the ones who achieve. But that's slightly different rant, but it's connected, about the fact the everyone should have access to the same opportunities whatever their start in life. Anyway, I know everyone else in (it seems) the whole world loves the royals and I don't to piss anyone off, so I'll not rant and rave, and the extra day off work was appreciated.

I went to see Men in Black 3 last night with my friend. It was good. It's been such a long time since the first two films that it seemed a little crazy when the new one appeared. I didn't even know it was out until Rob suggested going. It was a little bit predictable, but it was funny and full of action, and that's why you go and see that kind of film, isn't it, really? It was quite funny when I got there though. Cineworld have this thing where if you book online, you get 10% off, so we met at the cinema, and I booked my tickets on my phone then collected them from the machine straight away, getting my money off. Well, you might as well really.

Right now, I'm in present hunting mode. Father's day is just around the corner, and then my mum's birthday closely follows it. I have an idea for my dad, but for my mum I'm completely stuck and probably going to end up getting her another gift set from Boots, which she does like but they're a bit samey. If anyone has any suggestions, please please tell me!

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Thursday, 1 September 2011 00:08
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I've been watching loads of films recently. Last night I went to see Cowboys and Aliens. It was better than I expected. I kind of have this in-build automatic dislike of anything coyboy-ish. I'm sure I've mentioned this before. I can just about stretch to Back to the Future 3, but give me a Red Dwarf box set, and everyone's favourite Gunmen of the Apocalypse is the one episode I'm happy to skip. Despite that, and that fact that I was so tired I was downing caffeine to keep awake, it was a decent film. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was better though. Not that they're really comparable, but I saw that last Tuesday.

Tonight, I watched Killing Bono. I wanted to see it when it was at the cinema, but it was only out for about a week, so I missed it. Rather than wait months for LoveFilm to get around to delivering it, or fork out almost the price of buying it on renting it for a night, I just went and bought it from Amazon. Very good film. I'd definitely recommend it. Watched it with my mum and dad, and they both liked it too. Of course, I'm a U2 fan, so I need to assure you all you don't need to be to enjoy it. It's not about them, it's about the other guys. Their classmates with the dreams of rock stardom than don't pan out, who are left behind to watch as the group formed from a note on their school message board become the biggest bank on the planet. Anyway, yeah. Definitely a favourite.

Tomorrow I'm not going to watch anything. I'm going to write something before I get out of the habit again

(no subject)

Monday, 6 June 2011 21:12
prepare4trouble: (happy)
Going to see X-Men again tomorrow.

Oh, and the fic has started to appear. This is fun!

Hangover Part 2

Sunday, 5 June 2011 18:25
prepare4trouble: (houseTV)
The Hangover Part 2 is not that bad. Hardly an enthusiastic statement, I know, but it's true.

Spoilers )

X-Men First Class

Thursday, 2 June 2011 00:10
prepare4trouble: (Hiro)
Ooooh, X-Men First Class is good. I mean, I was expecting it to be good, but it was so much better than that.

I don't want to launch into a long, rambling five hours or writing that no one is going to read, but I am going to add a few spoilers here, so avert your eyes. )

I want more now though. I don't know if there are plans for a sequel to this, another one set between then and now, but it would be insanely awesome. In the meantime, I'll definitely be seeing this again.

That was quite a long ramble, actually.

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Tuesday, 31 May 2011 23:25
prepare4trouble: (tesla)
Yes! Sanctuary's back!

I found it completely by accident though randomly scrolling through the listings searching for the new episode of Smallville, but it starts next Tuesday. As does Smallville. Supernatural returns on Wednesday. Apparently, a lot of shows that I watch begin with the letter S. I've really got to get that Sky Nevermiss thing my friend was talking about sorted, so I can keep track of them all, becuase stuff isn't advertised properly. Or it is, and becuase everything I watch now is recorded, I just fast forward through the adverts and miss it. Downside to the convenience of Sky+, I guess.

Anyway, X-Men First Class comes out tomorrow, and I'm going, despite Orange Wednesdays and first night mania. I really hope it's good!

Earlyish night tonight, I think. Work was completely mental, as always after bank holidays, and I'm exhausted.

(no subject)

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 00:39
prepare4trouble: (monster)
My brother came home last night to find me and my dad watching Glee.

I should point out, this isn't an unusual occurrence, we watch it every week. But My brother was absolutely baffled and confused. He was standing there all open mouthed going "You watch Glee?" to me. When I told him I do, he turned to my dad and went, "You don't want it too, do you?" It was hilarious. Glee is like a guilty pleasure. I shouldn't like it, but I do. Weird.

Then when it went off, we watched my Megamind DVD, becuase that film just cracks me up every time.

I've been to the cinema again today. I saw Priest, which isn't a bad film, but nor is it awesome. There is a bad guy in it though, a vampire wearing a cowboy hat. Made me think of Alan Frog.

I really shouldn't be awake at this time. I'm falling back into bad habits.

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Thursday, 17 February 2011 19:57
prepare4trouble: (hanging)
I tried to go to the cinema to see Paul last night. It was sold out, even though we arrived really early. Well, not sold our, but they didn't have two seats together, which was a bit rubbish. I would curse Orange Wednesdays, but since we were using that too, I can't really. So we had a choice between waiting around for an hour and a half for the next showing, or going to see True Grit instead. We went to see True Grit.

I don't like westerns. I'm not sure why, it's like I have some kind of mental block about them, I just don't like them or anything associated with them. Even the episode of Star Trek TOS, Spectre of the Gun, didn't like it one bit. Even the episode of Red Dwarf, Gunmen of the Apocalypse, so many people rate it as their favourite episode, to me it was always a bit meh. To be fair, I now like it a lot more than I did, but I've not willingly watched a western since my dad talked me into watching The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Wow, that was boring.

So yeah, I didn't have high hopes for my enjoyment of the film, even though I had heard a lot of good things about it. Amazingly, I quite enjoyed it. Which, given my history, speaks volumes. I probably won't ever watch it again though, but it's worth a watch once. There are bits, without giving away spoilers) that I didn't like. The end, for example, I didn't see the point in including that, and some of the unfunny bits that everyone seemed to be laughing at like they were watching a comedy.

It has its moments, some good, some not so good. I wish we could've seen Paul instead. We're going next Wednesday instead.

I seem to have been to the cinema so much recently.

Oh, and I saw a poster saying Despicable Me is out on DVD on Monday! **is excited**
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I've just got back from the cinema. I went to see the King's Speech. It's not the kind of film that I'd normally go to watch, it seemed like more of a wait til it's on TV type thing, but in fact it's really good. I was impressed.

It is the story of King George the 6th, who had a bad stammer, and his struggle to overcome it with the help of a totally unqualified speech therapist. This is all amid a backdrop of his father's death, his brother's ascension to the throne, and subsequent abdication in order to marry a divorcée. Which apparently the king can't do because he's head of the church, or something like that.

I'm not making it sound very good, am I? But it is. It has moments that are incredibly funny, and others that are very moving. It's a real feel good film, actually, and I would definitely recommend it. Even if you have no interest at all in the British royal family, because I definitely don't. Though they look like they might have been a bit more interesting back then.
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How come I appear to be the last person in the universe to know that a third season of Being Human is starting soon? That's two people today who have mentioned it to me. Where do they get their information from? And more importantly, WHEN is it starting? The BBC's official site is being secretive about it. Soon, apparently. But when? Soon like tomorrow? Or in two months?

What else is starting soon? Glee, on the 10th apparently. And a while ago I was irritated to learn that season 2 of Caprica wouldn't be making an appearance in the UK until early 2011, which is now.

We should get the second half of the current season of Stargate Universe soon-ish, but that actually hasn't started in the US yet. That's a series that has improved drastically this season, but it still doesn't convince me that it's a worthy successor to the other series. It has absolutely no humour in it, and a Stargate series should have humour. Every time things seem to be going well, they kill someone off and make everyone depressed again. But it's infinitely better than it was and I no longer resent the 42 minutes a week I spend watching it. Which is why it's totally typical that they've now decided to cancel it. I do miss Atlantis though still. I miss Rodney McKay. I heard a rumour he's going to be in one of the new episodes.

Talking of, I recently googled David Hewlett, just because I was bored, and I found out that he was in Splice. That's a film I kind of wanted to see. That is, it looks awful, but I knew it was directed by Vincenzo Natali, so I thought it was worth a look. Knowing that, I should have known David Hewlett would be in it really, since he's in pretty much everything Vincenzo Natali has ever done. I doubt it's a large part though. Maybe I'll LoveFilm it rather than just buying the DVD without knowing what to expect. Unless it's like really cheap or something.

So, what other new series do I have to look forward to in 2011? I really need to get into some new shows, mine all seem to by dying out...

I suppose the new series of Dan For Mayor and Hiccups will be along shortly. Season 1 of DfM comes out on DVD on the 18th. I'm SO getting that. And Hiccups too, on the 11th.
prepare4trouble: (bram stoker)
The death of Alice Blue
Looks like it might be good



Totally yoinked this from Danny Smith's facebook page. I trust him to have good taste in movies.

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Wednesday, 6 October 2010 23:52
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I went to see Back to the Future at the cinema tonight. It's been re-released for the 25th aniversary. I really had to go, I've only ever seen it on TV, I couldn't pass up the chance to watch a classic like that on the big screen. And it was awesome. The trouble is that now I've seen it I want to see the other two at the cinema too.

Went out for tea at Wetherspoons before we went in, browsing the menu I noticed that one of their curries was marked as suitable for vegans, but only if ordered with extra poppadoms. Maybe I'm missing somethng, but I can't see how that would work, how does the addition of poppadoms make a curry vegan?! Luckily for me, I'm a vegi not anvegan, so I had the five bean chilli, and didn't have to add anything to it to make it suitable for me to eat.

Suck the movie

Wednesday, 7 April 2010 19:50
prepare4trouble: (Merton)
This looks like my kind of film

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