magicallaw: (dw s4: Donna; the most important one)
1. Came up with a very workable idea for [livejournal.com profile] tardis_bigbang. Alas, it won't involve Handy as I originally planned because that idea was just too... shit. So I went back to the drawing board and it hit me whilst I was at work. It is currently all in my head at the moment as I have learnt my lesson with regards to scribbling fic thoughts down at work. I think it shall stay in my head until I purchase a nice shiny new notepad tomorrow because I feel like I deserve a new one. I shall try to buy only one, as I do have a slight obsession with shiny new notebooks, but I'm making no promises.

2. Watched Slumdog Millionaire. No spoilers, but I can tell y'all that it's worth all the hype it's been getting. It was very difficult to watch in some parts but in that weird way that makes you want to watch it again right away. So yes, go watch it!

3. (Deleted as obvious post was obvious and I need to stop getting so easily pissed off by people.)
magicallaw: (TG: the most miserable man ever)
Have been keeping myself out of trouble by consuming various media goodies. Namely, The West Wing. I've finished series two now and because I promised myself to watch something ELSE after I'd finished it I must be strong and hold off watching it until... erm, tomorrow. Hey, I'm not that strong. I'd've failed harder if it wasn't so flaming obvious what was going to happen next. Instead of cracking on with series 3 I might just rewatch that scene in the cathedral from 2x22. I could watch that on a loop for the rest of the month and not get bored and cry every time.

I also watched The Golden Compass this afternoon. It was all a bit meh for me, and it didn't really make the books appeal to me either. Still, I would quite like my own daemon.

Speaking of which (sort of), Demons was onna telly just now (yes I typed this as I watched) and I said no spoilers, didn't I? Oh well )

On the book front, I'm currently reading The Yes Man by Danny Wallace which is frightening and funny. As someone who has just lied in order to get out of going somewhere this evening, I'm sure you can see why they thought of saying Yes to everything might scare me so much.

Now, I'm going to watch that something else I said I would after I finished series two of The West Wing: Jonathan Creek rewatch time, bb. Oh yeah!

ETA: Forgotten about UNEXPECTED COLIN BAKER IN EP 1.

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Jan. 10th, 2009 11:22 pm
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Ignore this, for this is the post what books I've read and what films I've watched in 2009. Targets this year are 40 books and 50 films that I haven't seen before.

Films

January
1. K-PAX (2001) 3/5
2. The Pursuit of Happyness (2007) 5/5
3. The Golden Compass (2007) 3/5
4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 5/5

February
5. London to Brighton (2006) 1/5
6. The History Boys (2006) 4/5
7. Frost/Nixon (2008) 4/5
8. My Beautiful Launderette (1985)3/5

March
9. Hancock (2008) 2/5
10. Tu£sday (2008) 3/5
11. The Chronicals of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) 2/5
12. In Bruge (2008) 4/5
13. No Country For Old Men (2007) 2/5

April
14. Magicians (2007) 3/5
15. The Kingdom (2007) 3/5
16. Kingdon of Heaven (2005) 2/5

May

Books

January
1. Dalek I Loved You by Nick Griffiths 2/5
2. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer 2/5
3. The Yes Man by Danny Wallace 4/5

February
4. Doctor Who: The Bodysnatchers by Mark Morris 2/5
5. Marley and Me by John Grogan 4/5
6. Liar by Stephen Fry 4/5

March
7. Brick Lane by Monica Ali 4/5
8. Acquired Tastes by Simone Mondesir 1/5
9. Sorting Out Billy by Jo Brand 3/5
10. Doctor Who: The Taint by Michael Collier 3/5

April
11. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 4/5
12. Doctor Who: Demontage by Justin Richards 3/5
13. Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams 3/5

May
magicallaw: (dw s3: Ten/Martha - hero)
At the beginning of the year, I set myself a few challenges with regards to television and film watching and book reading. They were:

1) Watch 500 TV episodes in year;
2) Read 30 books in a year;
3) Watch 100 films in a year.

As some of you may recall, I completed the TV challenge a month or so ago. But in the last few days I completed the other sections. Hooray. So, here is what I did.

teh lists )
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  • 10:37 I have achieved fic. Yay me. #
  • 11:46 Am lying in bed watching Stardust. How perfect. #
  • 15:07 Have managed to do some tidying. I'm rather impressed with myself. #
  • 20:37 Should probably not have yelled like that. Why the fuck am I so grumpy? #
  • 22:05 It's always very funny to see people you know on the telly. #
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magicallaw: (a2a: Alex. reaching out to you.)
Yo, yo, yo ppls. Have you all seen [livejournal.com profile] picspammy yet? No. Well go and have a look as it is full of, funnily enough, very pretty picspams. I have spent the past week looking at the pretty and thought that I would like to contribute. Well, attempt to anyway. This month's theme is A Favourite Movie. So here is one of mine, High Fidelity.

Sample:
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I believe when I fall in love with you it will be forever. )
magicallaw: (Chris Martin: they're living in my head)
OMG GUYS, I JUST SAW MAMMA MIA! AND I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS SORTA TERRIBLE.

BUT...

IT HAS MADE ME ALL CAPSLOCKY WITH GLEE BECAUSE I STILL LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.

COLIN FIRTH FTW.
magicallaw: (Spaced: Tim n Daisy)
So tonight I was acted like a proper girl and went to the cinema to see Sex and the City. Fucking hell it was good. Seriously. I wasn't even that invested in the tv series. I mean, I'd watch it if I was in and it was on but that was about it. I also acted like a complete girl by crying for pretty much half of it. I do that sometimes.

Also I see that the new Coldplay album has been leaked on the internets. NO THANKS. I think this is the one time where I want to wait for my copy to arrive in the post because it's just too special. I WISH IT WOULD HURRY UP THOUGH.

ETA: Spoilers for SatC in the comments.

'Skills.'

Apr. 24th, 2008 07:16 am
magicallaw: (a2a: Alex. reaching out to you.)
So I realised the other day that the last film I went to see at the cinema was 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'. NEARLY A YEAR AGO, FOR SHAME. So, I took it upon myself to call the big bro and go and see 'Son of Rambow'. And it was fantabulous, it truly was. Made by the same people that made 'Hitchhikers', it's the story of two boys making their very own film based on 'First Blood'. It's littered with pop culture references and nostalgia from the eighties (the decade in which it's set) and is seriously laugh out loud funny.

The Eighties appear to be making a bit of a comeback of late (Ashes to Ashes FTW), but this, in my opinion, is even better. Because it's set in and around a school, and the main characters are children, it sort of makes it that bit more real 'cos it's that little bit closer to home. Oh, and they showed kids eating that popping candy stuff and drinking coke at the same time, which leads to the inevitable mouth explosion of fizz and bubbles coming out of your nose, which was so much fun and got you in lots and lots of trouble but was totally worth it. And erasers that smelt of fruit and parkas and lots of other really cool stuff.

Oh, to be young again.
magicallaw: (tw s2: Owen is specy love)
. . . A MEME. HURRAH. Snagged from, erm, just about everyone.

1. Pick 15 of your favourite movies.
2. Go to IMDb, and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.


Read more... )
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I just saw Sweeney Todd )

I should probably point out that I'm a bit of a musical fangirl so I'm now prancing about my bedroom singing 'The Worst Pies In London' and will continue to do so for approximately 24 hours. Kthnxbai.
magicallaw: (dw s3: Master - My Faithful companion)
I've just re-watched Walk The Line and nnnggghh; I have much love for that film.

So, I've always liked Johnny Cash. I've always been aware of his songs and known some of them. Then I saw this film a few months ago and he totally Ate My Brain. I had goosebumps for half the time I was watching this. The other half, I was too busy singing and clapping along.

I plan on reading his book when I'm on holiday but I'm scared it might be a tad too depressing for a holiday read. At least with the film, the music sort of helps you get over the depressing stuff. Hey, I said sort of.

John/June is also lots of win, but tbh, it's ALL ABOUT JOHN. The voice, the look, the EVERYTHING.

Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are truly, truly fantastic. Their voices are uncanny in likeness to the real thing. This film makes me want to be June Carter very much. The hair, the voice (again), those dresses. Wow, definitely have a girly crush going on there.

Well, I'd like to be her without having to deal with the having to deal with a drug taking arsehole. But, hey, it worked out all right in the end.

I'm now going to lie in the bath and sing Jackson at the top of my voice to annoy my neighbours.
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Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] rosengirl.

A challenge to watch 500 episodes of TV-shows in one year. The only rule is that if you watch a certain episode more than once in a year you can only list it again if you haven't already listed it for that month.

This really won't take me a year so I'm starting as of today and I'm not counting stuff like, an episode of Corrie that I happened to catch or when The Simpsons is on in the background (like now, ha ha).

Mighty Boosh FTW )

ETA: I've now changed this challenge to include books and films as the number of films I watched and books I read last year was pretty poor.

Books: Read 30 books in 2008. To some, that may not sound like a lot but with my schedule, it will be.

Films: Watch 100 films in 2008. Like the telly challenge, rewatching counts as long as it isn't in the same month.

Books )


Films )

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