ravenela: (Write - created by mercurybard)
Happy spring, everybody! It's been a while since the last update so I thought I'd let you know I'm alive.

-The first draft of Mayberry with Monsters (no titled Don't Feed the Trolls) is finished. I'm letting it chill for a while before I revise it.

-I'm starting in on the next draft of White Spirit. This one is going a lot better. At this point, I don't feel frustrated. Always a good sign.

-Query letters will go out this summer. All they can do is tell me no. I'm hoping they want to tell me yes.

-In non-writing news, I saw the newest Captain America. No spoilers: The Winter Soldier needs the love of a good woman. And I volunteer for that position. Also, Black Widow was awesome.

So, what's new with you?
ravenela: (Henry)
I was going to do Tristan and Isolde for this one, but then I found Red Riding Hood. No, no, this is not the one you're thinking of with Amanda Seyfried that was actually pretty good. No, this one is a kids movie that came out in, according to IMDB, 2006 (I'm tempted to say it was made earlier based on how young Henry looks). If you want to do like I did, you can watch all the Henry parts here.

Anyway, let's get down to it.



Plot: Red has to deliver a package to her grandmother. Before she can, she has to defeat the Big, Bad Wolf. Along the way, she meets the handsome fellow above and drools a bit (like any girl would).

Swoonworthy Scale: 7 - It's not possible for this man to get too low around here. Anyway, I'm knocking points off for the overall cheesiness.

Overall Impressions: Oh, the cheese! The cheeeeeese! Yes, it's a kids movie so the cheesiness is over the top. But what broke me was the love song Red sings to him. I can't even! It's so awesome and hilarious all at the same time. It is fun to see him do something with some humor, though. Especially where you get to see his smile. (Even if I feel really inappropriate watching this.)

Repeat Watchability: No. Just, no.
ravenela: (Henry)
So, if you're anything like me, once an actor catches your eye, you start searching for all of his movies. I went on huge binges when I was obsessing over Ewan McGregor and Gerard Butler. I even sat through some not-so-great movies.

Well, here we are again. Only this time it's Henry Cavill. He's been in quite a few things since 2003, many of them kind of minor. Not sure I can go back that far since he was so young. (I'm six years older than he is so it's kind of hard to fangirl the movies where he's 20). But, we'll see.

I'm not going to recap anything. Basically, I'll give a plot overview, share some pics, share my impressions, and measure Henry's character on the Swoonworthy Scale of 1-10 (10 being "melted panties mode"). Please feel free to watch along and share your own opinions. It's no fun if I'm doing this by myself.

Today's Summer Fling post is The Cold Light of Day (2012):



Plot: Will Shaw is reluctantly on a vacation with his family when they all get kidnapped. He races against time to save them and uncover his dad's secrets.

Swoonworthy Scale: 9 - He's got curls! Lots of curls! And he's very much a woobie who gets beaten up...a lot. Show of hands, who wants to dress his wounds?

Overall Impressions: If you're watching for Henry's hotness, then you've come to the right place. However, the movie itself isn't all that great. The action keeps it moving, and Bruce Willis plays the type of character he's most known for - gruff ass kicker. Don't go into this expecting Bruce Willis to save the day, though. Also, Sigourney Weaver took the only really awesome female part. But, she's Sigourney Weaver. You expect that of her.

Repeat Watchability: Do the Henry cut version. That means you skip to every scene he's in.
ravenela: (Redhead)
My love for Superman started in the late eighties with that cheezy Superboy TV show. (Please tell me I'm not the only one who remembers this show.) After that, it was Lois and Clark followed by Smallville. And now, Clark Kent owns my soul yet again.

Let's talk Man of Steel )

I know there's more, and I so have to see this movie again.

Have you seen it? What did you think? I hope I'm not the only one who's excited. In the meantime, I need some icons.
ravenela: (Troi/Riker)
Lots of changes and new adventures in the air!

* The Bearded One and I will be seeing Star Trek Into Darkness tomorrow. Don't tell me anything. Not one spoiler.

* I start my new job on Sunday. Still a library assistant, but this time I'll be permanent and working at a regional branch. Next stop...librarian. I can feel it.

* Been reading YA lately. Finished Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger and am now plowing through The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar. One is about sylphs and the other is about a genie. I'm in my happy place right now.

* The Vampire Diaries and Beauty and the Beast last night. They can be summed up best as....you can't leave me hanging like that! Do you know how long summer is? Gah!

* Saw Iron Man 3 last weekend. Dude! Duuuuuuuuude! Incredible! Absolutely incredible!

So, what season finales and movies have made you squee? What adventures are you having this weekend?
ravenela: (Eponine)
Awards shows are probably some of my most favorite things. The Golden Globes, the Grammys, the Emmys. I love them all. But my favorite is the Oscars.

I usually curl up on my couch with my cats (The Bearded One is not a fan of awards shows) and watch the whole thing. From the Red Carpet to the Best Picture winner.

Do you need spoilers for the Oscars? )

Did you watch the show? What did you think?

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