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29 August 2010 @ 12:42 am
Movies I'm Finally Excited About...  
It's pretty much been The Summer Of Fail when it comes to movies, so here - have some things that have peaked my interest as of late and that I'm looking forward to seeing.

127 Hours - stars James Franco and directed by Danny Boyle and based on a true story -

127 Hours

I'm Still Here - Joaquin Phoenix quits acting to go be a famous rap artist, directed by Casey Affleck - (seriously how does Summer put up with my husband and her husband acting like such morons?) -

I'm Still Here

Monsters - a giant monster apocalypse (what else do I need to say?) -

Monsters

The Walking Dead - it's actually a series, not a movie, but ZOMBIES and Lennie James, so you can't go wrong -

The Walking Dead

Oh crap. It's bad luck to end on an even number unless it's a dividend of ten. There must be something else I want to see.

OH HELL YES! THIS!!! SO FREAKING MUCH!!! -

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Oh crap. But wait. I am also very much looking forward to this. It can totally count as two, yeah? Cool. -

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

That is all.
 
 
 
Annieaythia on August 29th, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
How did I not know about there being a trailer for Narnia? HOW?!

Oh God, it sent shivers down my spine! I love Narnia oh so much, other people had LOTR, for me it was always Narnia. *so happy*

Also, Ben Barnes? Yummy!
dodger_sister: misc runaway-goldensyrupdodger_sister on August 30th, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
I KNEW I LOVED YOU FOR A REASON, BABY!! Narnia, all the way!! This looks so fricking fantastic - it's my favorite of all the books! My fav kids were always Edmund and Lucy and then I had the biggest crush on Eustace - and I love Reepicheep to pieces - and I have this thing about ships - and dragons. I'm so excited. I have to go opening night - I have too!!

My mother got a few things right when we were kids and reading to us, she got that right - she read to us all as a group, so when my sister and brother were like eight, I was four, and I heard the Narnia stories for the first time. I didn't understand a lot of it at the time, but I remember standing in front of my open closet with my eyes closed, hoping to feel the wind blowing in from Narnia.

My first secret pretend world, Narnia.
Annieaythia on August 30th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
I know! My mother read Narnia to me when I was young, several times, and as soon as I could read myself I read them as well. I never cared about LOTR at all, I mean the movies are okay and all but NARNIA! I was seriously shiver and almost crying when I saw the trailer the first time, it was really cool because somehow I didn't even know about it (strange because I usually find shit like that out) but when it came to Narnia I was actually sitting in the cinema when I saw the trailer...clueless that they had made a movie...and oh the emotions! Seriously!
dodger_sisterdodger_sister on September 2nd, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, the Narnia books have this place in my heart that will never be for anything else. Lord of the Rings ws my first fandom, reading the books was a great experience, but I was 22 when I read those books for the first time. I was 4 when I read the Narnia books for the first time. So, there will never be another Lord of the Rings for me because it was my first fandom and my first fan-fic and everything like that - but the world of Narnia was my first love. Before I remember anything else that I was into - the A-Team, comic books, baseball anything that seemed important to me as a kid, anything that helped me escape from my life - Narnia was the first and the biggest for me.

I had been waiting on that first movie for three years. The reason I turned my internet back on after like a year of it sitting idle, was to track the movie. Then when it came out, my brother was visiting with his wife and neither one of them gave a crap about the movie. But I was like, "I'm going to see this with my friend, opening night at the big theater on the huge ass screen, and if you don't want to, you can just stay here." I swear, The BFF feels the same way about Narnia, and we were practically holding onto each other during the entire first airing of it. We ended up with like 6 people with us and I don't think a single one of them understood how this was a lifetime of dreams and pretend worlds and magic for the two of us, like the hugeness of this movie for us.

This is starting to sound like I'm completely insane, but you understand what I'm trying to say right? I remember thinking at the time that the only way this could be better at all, was if they made Dawn Treader (cuz it's my favorite!) and now...December can not come soon enough, I tell you!
Annieaythia on September 2nd, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
I don't think you sound insane at all (I know you are insane, but you don't sound it, k?)!

I mean jeez, I was almost in tears when I saw the first trailer..I WAS in tears when I saw the movie. It still gets a lump in my throat to watch it because it means so much to me.

And btw, Reepicheep? Love him to pieces! Cutest thing ever, I was so fucking scared they wouldn't do him justice in the movies and then there he was...and it was Reepicheep! He was perfect!
dodger_sisterdodger_sister on September 2nd, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Omg, I know. Reepicheep - I think I went through a phase where I insisted he was my boyfriend (that's right, but I was like 4!) and/or that I wanted to be him. I saw stills of him from the movie ahead of time and I was so scared it wasn't going to work because he is small but his heroism and attitude and everything are what makes him big. I was afraid it wouldn't come across on screen. But it sooo did!

I am currently skeptical about the boy they got to play Eustace, but I was skeptical about William Mosley (and the casting of Liam as Aslan's voice) and those all worked out, so...xx fingers they don't butcher my other Narnia boyfriend (well, by the time I got to Eustace, I was at least seven years old!)
Annieaythia on September 2nd, 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
I was worried about Caspian at first, but then I kinda fell head over heels for Ben Barnes, oh the amount of pretty. He's no Jensen but hey...the boy is still pretty as hell and I really liked him as Caspian.

Let's keep our fingers crossed for them giving us all we ever dreamt of eh? :D
dodger_sisterdodger_sister on September 2nd, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
I like Ben Barnes (he isn't Jensen but then no one is), but I was upset about the love thing with Susan and then I realized it was because I had always been a Caspian/Lucy shipper. Caspian was suppose to be younger at first. Wasn't he? Wasn't he suppose to be closer to like 12 or 13? I mean, I understand it was probably easier to work with someone older, child labor laws and all that, but I felt like he was too old. But it didn't bother me enough to ruin anything for me. Nothing they have done yet has bothered me enough to ruin anything for me - and you usually can't say that about a book/movie adaptation.
Annieaythia on September 2nd, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
I know, I was terrified of the ruining my beloved books.

And yeah, he did seem a bit younger in the books, but I think I actually prefer him this way, with some authority at least...
dodger_sisterdodger_sister on September 2nd, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
Alright, I'm going to bed, but I just wanted to ask - do you plan on re-reading the book before the movie comes out? I didn't on the last two, but this is my favorite and I haven't read it in so long - is it beter to re-read or not to re-read, what do you think?
Annieaythia on September 2nd, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
I haven't read it in years, so I'm thinking about re-reading it yes.