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Renée
22 February 2017 @ 08:26 pm
++ The Beguiled will be an upcoming film by Sofia Coppola, which has a fantastic cast, including Colin Farrell. I knew he was involved when he was announced, I just didn't expect not only a trailer so soon but also its release date. It feels like it was just in production (since Colin was absent for most of the promotional events for Fantastic Beasts because he was filming). Nevertheless, knowing Sofia's work and already seeing the southern Gothic look, it's going to be one gorgeous film. I looked up the original book and film to see what the plot and story was, and it's incredibly fucked up, but I'm definitely in for the vengeful women aspect. Also, judging from the trailer alone, this continues to further fuel my recent Colin Farrell thirst.

++ I know that I should reserve my judgment, but I'm going to be completely honest, I'm not thrilled about the young Han Solo movie. I love Han Solo as a character, but I feel like this is completely unnecessary. The Force Awakens and Rogue One were outstanding films and perhaps it might continue that streak and be good as well, but personally I'm just not feeling it.

++ I've been thinking about revivals lately, and it makes me wonder of their rising popularity and whether they are actually necessary. Revivals should be, in my opinion, something to expand the story that didn't get a chance to be told. Is there something more worth telling? Is this something the fans will want or appreciate? Will this bring a sense of closure to certain unresolved arcs? That, I believe, is what a revival should be like. Instead, however, I feel like the announcements for revivals tend to be more like reunions than a brief continuation of the story, since it's relying on getting back as many of the original actors as possible and banking on that nostalgia. Don't get me wrong, nostalgia will always be there regardless of what you do, but there also needs to be an actual progression of not just the development of the characters but also where the story would naturally go in that universe.

In short, revivals can be really great, but sometimes the execution doesn't always fit. Just because you can revive a television series, doesn't necessarily mean you should. So unless it can be done to improve and progress the story in some fashion it's better to leave it alone.
 
 
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Current Music: Amaranthe - Unreal
 
 
Renée
15 February 2017 @ 02:02 am
My name is Alice, and this is my story.Collapse )

Similarly, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard was recently released and it's been amazing seeing the playthroughs of that. It's kind of a rejuvenating of the Resident Evil game franchise as well, since most weren't fond of the sixth game, and this has a completely different style and game play from the others, and offers a new different timeline and universe in a sense. And interestingly, some of that I actually saw tied into Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, at least somewhat.
 
 
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Current Music: Eyes Set To Kill - Infected
 
 
Renée
04 February 2017 @ 07:07 pm
++ I was absolutely thrilled with the SAG awards turnout, most importantly because of all the amazing speeches that occurred. I especially enjoyed David Harbour who accepted the award for Stranger Things (yay, it finally won an award!) along with the rest of the cast, but his speech went above and beyond and it was precisely what everyone needed towards the end of the award show. And just like with everyone else who also gave such brilliant speeches, from Mahershala Ali's acceptance speech to Julia Louis Dreyus's wonderful heartfelt statement, it was passionate and powerful and a great way to showcase the good use of such a platform to speak out about such important issues that are affecting everybody right now.

++ Richard Armitage has been filming in NYC for Ocean's Eight, and just judging from the filming pics alone I'm pretty curious about what character he'll be playing. Also, him and dogs! ♥

++ Very recently I've gotten into Critical Role, a livestreaming webseries on Geek & Sundry's Twitch channel where a group of voice actors play Dungeons & Dragons. It was purely by accident because I was searching for Ashley Johnson things, and I wound up watching clips and saw gifsets and suddenly I became rather drawn to it. Of course, I haven't watched full episodes yet since each episode is about several hours long, so I mainly only catch up on the highlights or the funniest moments of each episode, and I have to say it's so fascinating and everyone is absolutely hilarious. While I adore Pike (Ashley Johnson's character) and her friendship with Grog, I have become quite fond of the other characters as well. I know that Ashley has been absent for some amount of episodes here and there because she has been filming Blindspot, to which they somehow managed to make references to D&D/Critical Role (and in turn they also make reference to Blindspot whenever they get the chance).
 
 
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Current Music: BoA - Shattered
 
 
Renée
++ Soundtrack Of Your Life Meme: If your life was a movie, what would the soundtrack be? Open your music library (iTunes or whatever), put it on shuffle and press play. For every question, type the song that's playing. When you go to a new question, press the next button. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool and choose songs to fit with the setting.

Soundtrack of my life...Collapse )

++ Wonder Girls are officially disbanding, and this makes me incredibly sad. First it was 4Minute, then 2NE1, and now the Wonder Girls. These were the quintessential Kpop girl groups that all debuted in the mid-2000s. Wonder Girls underwent a lot throughout the years, and had just make their comeback last year after a prolonged hiatus. And now they're no more. I was hoping that the recent news of breaking away for JYP Entertainment would have them looking to another company to be signed under, but nope. While I know the girls will be doing things individually, I was really looking forward to seeing what else they could do as a group, since their comeback was so good. Some of their most iconic songs over the years include: "Irony", "Tell Me", "So Hot", "Nobody" (the single they performed while touring with the Jonas Brothers in the U.S.), and their 2016 comeback single, "I Feel You". Thank you, Wonder Girls, for everything, wishing you all the best and may your futures be bright and successful. ♥

++ I'll be honest, I'm not really that attached to the X-Men franchise, however with Logan, just based off the trailers alone, especially the latest one that was released, I'm actually looking forward to seeing what it may bring. Perhaps it's due to the fact that it looks absolutely nothing like the previous X-Men films, less with the blockbuster flash and more emotionally raw and character driven, which seems to be exactly what fans have been wanting for years in regards to a Logan/Wolverine story on the big screen. Considering this is Hugh Jackman's final appearance in the franchise, this is the perfect sendoff for him and his character. Furthermore, just the concept of this film pushes all my buttons: there's the found family aspect with the bonding between Logan and this little girl, along with a redemption arc for his character, and just, ugh, yes. I have such a weakness for those kinds of stories. The fact that this slightly resembles The Last Of Us doesn't help, either (and it might be the closest thing we'll get seeing TLOU live action movie for a while, so I'll take what I can get). If nothing else, I'll be going into this movie for that alone. Plus, the little girl (X-23) being a badass? Sign me the fuck up, please.

++ We finally have the official title for the next Star Wars installment: Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Let all the speculations of what that means begin! I'll just be waiting until December, or at least until we get the first official teaser trailer.
 
 
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Current Music: Kaleo - Way Down We Go
 
 
Renée
18 January 2017 @ 04:18 pm
++ Richard Armitage has been cast in Ocean's Eight, and that caught me completely off guard, but was certainly a pleasant surprise, that's for sure. His role has yet to be revealed, but this is really exciting news because it means he'll be getting more exposure which I'm all for. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

++ find_beasts is a community for fans of the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them film franchise. I know that fannish communities have become rather obsolete on this site, but having just some with a few active members is better than none, I suppose.

++ I've been wondering, since the universe is expanding, is it possible that Fantastic Beasts will be added onto the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks at some point? Obviously it'll have to be done after all the films are released, considering the landmarks of where Newt will be traveling to. But it does make me curious, since the theme park was created as something that was connected to the films along with the books as a visual and interactive medium, and now we have an entirely new film franchise within the universe. Would it be possible for it to be an addition to the already existing parks or would there have to be something entirely separate? I know a lot of it depends on how popular the franchise will become along with how much in demand it'll be for it to be considered an additional part of the park itself. This is just me thinking out loud, is all, and an excuse for me to say that I really, really want to visit inside of MACUSA.
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Avicii - Feeling Good
 
 
Renée
10 January 2017 @ 10:42 pm
++ I wanted to share my thoughts on the Sense8 Christmas special.

That’s what family is for.Collapse )

++ I got into a new show recently, Bull, a procedural drama/comedy on CBS. I didn't intend on watching it mostly because I was unaware of it and only discovered it several days ago, but my sister started it on recommendation and I caught an episode and I found it intriguing. Of course, I'm someone who doesn't mind procedurals just as long as it can capture my attention and has likable characters. With Bull, the cases and the way the show is conducted is interesting, and the characters so far aren't that bad. My favorite character, however, is Cable (portrayed by Annabelle Attanasio). She's basically similar to Claudia Donovan from Warehouse 13, so naturally she would be my favorite. The show is still in its first season and just came back from mid-season hiatus, so we'll see where it goes.

++ The Golden Globes happened which I didn't really pay attention to. I only know that Colin Farrell appeared (♥!!!) since he was nominated for his role in The Lobster, but sadly didn't win (which while I kinda predicted would be the case considering what it was up against, he still deserves the recognition, also I'm confused why musicals and comedies are even in the same category to begin with since they're not the same thing, it seems kinda unfair tbh, but whatever), and the amazing Meryl Streep speech which was something we all needed.
 
 
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Current Music: Natasha Negovanlis & Elise Bauman - Love Will Have Its Sacrifices
 
 
Renée
31 December 2016 @ 04:13 pm
I want this year to end on a positive note. So here are just some of the things that happened this year which have made me happy.

Things that made me happy in 2016.Collapse )

So, my lovely flist, what made you happy in 2016?
 
 
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Current Music: RENT OST - La Vie Boheme
 
 
Renée
19 December 2016 @ 06:52 pm
++ First, a multi-fandom friending meme! If you're fannish of any kind, definitely go here and find more fandom-loving people to befriend.

++ Legends of Tomorrow 2.08 - The Chicago WayCollapse )

Agents of Shield - Slingshot (Webseries)Collapse )

For those Agents of Shield fans who haven't checked out the Slingshot webseries, I highly recommend it. While it is very short, only six episodes and none of them that long, it is so incredibly good. It's both a stand-alone and a wonderful companion piece to the series.

++ The Sense8 Christmas special trailer came out, and it just looks absolutely amazing. Seeing these characters again, I can't wait for all the feels that will occur. We may have to wait until May of next year for the second season, but at least we'll have this two-hour special to give us something until then. It is still rather sad that they replaced the first actor who portrayed Capheus, while I'm sure the new actor will do a good job regardless, it is pretty big shoes to fill for a role already established and beloved by fans. We'll just have to wait and see.
 
 
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Current Music: Keke Palmer - Animal
 
 
Renée
13 December 2016 @ 11:54 pm
Fandom meme taken from mfirefly10:

OTPs, OT3s and multiships, oh my!Collapse )
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Current Music: BLACKPINK - BOOMBAYAH
 
 
Renée
09 December 2016 @ 04:01 pm
Legends of SuperflarrowCollapse )

Agents of Shield, mid-season finaleCollapse )

Also, it appears that the character of Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez is getting her own webseries spin-off, Slingshot. I'm pretty excited about it, considering I love her character and she had been missed for most of the first half of the fourth season, it will be interesting to see her featured in her own story separate from the show, where she's been and what she's been doing. Due to the failure of the Marvel's Most Wanted spin-off with Bobbi Morse that never happened, a webseries is probably the best and safest way to go.
 
 
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Current Music: EXO - Monster