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23 June 2009 @ 01:29 pm
Until you know where you've been.  
Expanding my meta-reading I had recently picked up Terminator and Philosophy, which came out earlier this year I believe as it mentions all the films, sans T4, along with TSCC and much to my satisfaction plenty of analytical essays, some I agree with some I don't, at least in terms of how the author of some has written them, but overall an amazing read so far. I am addicted to the Pop Culture and Philosophy series, if you couldn't tell. That one adds to the pile alongside my Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: Knowledge Here Begins Out There, and I'm thinking about getting the other BSG philosophy book titled Mission Accomplished or Mission Frakked? I don't care which edition came out first, the more essays to compare and contrast the better I say.

That and I'm really looking for new reading material this summer. Heh.

And it appears that Bryan Fuller is going to be leaving Heroes, again. Wish I could say I'm surprised. But I'm not. Quite frankly judging from the lackluster in everything that show has been lately, my best bet is that this next season will probably be its last. Because really, what creative direction, if any, are they going in and do they even have a plan anymore?

I'm...also kind of really anticipating Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince to finally come out, after much of the prolonged postponement. Anyone else with me?
 
 
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Tracy: Arrested Developmentalexwhitman25 on June 23rd, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I thought well that's the final death knell when I read that Bryan Fuller left again.
Renée: Heroes. S1. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on June 23rd, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
I don't know how much power he had to revive and restore the show back to its original roots, but from what I've heard when he came back onboard characters were themselves again, more or less. So I would've hoped he had some influence in that department since he clearly had strong opinions of how downhill the show had went (brutal honesty, how I love it).

But yeah. I don't see the show going anyway passed this next one, tbh.
Jenni: people › katee & triciaonlyechoes on June 23rd, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Ugh, Heroes. DIAF ALREADY. The whole show is a mess. I just hope the cast will have a successful career after it, they've been wasting their talent on the show too long already. I feel like I should feel sorry for saying these things but honestly, I have no interest in Heroes anymore apart from season 1 and Mohinder during seasons 1 and 2.
Renée: Echo; dealing with srs bznz.rogueslayer452 on June 23rd, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Agreed. It's a shame because the show started out on a high note, with such promise and potential, but it went downhill to the trainwreck it is now. Not even the prettiness of Mohinder can save the show, or have me continue watching it. I mean, does Kring even have a plan on where he wants to show to be going at all? I know there's a sense of mythology going on but the show has failed to even acknowledge clearly on what that is, since they go all over the place. And that pisses me off more than anything else. CONSISTENCY PEOPLE!
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on June 24th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
Quite frankly judging from the lackluster in everything that show has been lately, my best bet is that this next season will probably be its last.
I think so to, unless they stop doing random storylines and messing up past storylines, I don't think it's going to last much longer.

I can't wait for HBP to come out, and here I thought that OoTp was going to be the last HP movie I was going to see because they messed it up so much. But HBP looks so good I want to see it lol.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
Especially with viewers dwindling away.

Really? I rather liked how they handled OOTP. I mean, they can't make it perfect just like in the books, and I thought they did a wonderful job. Judging from the looks of HBP it's going to be one hell of a movie! :D
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on June 24th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Yeah PoA, GoF, and OoTp are my favorite HP books, and the PoA and OoTp movies were just not that great(in my opinion lol). After seeing OoTp, I gave up on seeing the HP movies while in theatres. But with the HBP movie trailer I'm like, I WILL BE THERE! lol.
Renée: Castiel. Nngh.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
It's always interesting that the movies I love are the ones you hated, haha. XD For me I think the judgment comes by because they have different directors for each installment, so you don't know what directorial vision and adjustments they'll have for the next one. I find it rather exciting to see how everything turns out in the end.

Of course the final movie will be split in two, now THAT'S something you need to go see no matter what.
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on June 24th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of the books, and I was pretty disappointed with the changes made in the movies. I think PoA was the worst one though, I mean people in the theatre who had never read the books were confused. But I am looking forward to HBP, hopefully it'll be one of the better movies.

I know, where are they going to split it for the second part? It should be interesting lol.
Renée: DH. Echo. Blank slate.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm a big fan of the books too but I know the movies will never match up to the books precisely, so I'm willing to let that slide and accept those changes without becoming one of those fans that bitches about every little detail done wrong. Because really, it takes the fun out of it, you know? I rather enjoyed Alfonso Cuaron's vision for PoA, and kinda wished he returned to direct another installment (I'm biased because of the fail that was CoS his creative mind was a refresher, which is why not only is it my favorite book but movie as well, right next to OotP).

It will be a "to be continued" like for our fandom hiatuses, probably. At the worst moment too so they can torture us some more. XD
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on June 24th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
I wasn't complaining about every change, I mean I know there will always been a difference between the movies and the books for anything. But I was highly disappointed with PoA, the movie itself was beautiful, but everything else I was kind of meh on. They did keep my favorite scene of the book in it so yay to them lol. And I loved CoS lol!

Yeah, I'm interested in seeing if they can pull this two-parter movie thing off lol.
Renée: Castiel. I has idea.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on those differing opinions then. :p I think the only movies I was disappointed in was CoS and GoF, for directorial and choppy editing reasons. Everything else I'm perfectly fine with. I mean they were good movies and I liked them don't get me wrong, but I found those two the more boring out of all the current ones which I felt they didn't tell the story quite as well as they should've.

Has there ever been a two-parter movie before, and how will it be shown like some months in between each other or something? Will the second part of called "Deathly Hollows, Part 2"? That would be very interesting.
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on June 24th, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Everyone has their own opinion on the movies. There will always be someone who hated at least one of the movies for whatever reason lol.

Yeah, I don't think I've ever seen a movie that was split into two parts. The closest would be a mini-series. I think they're going to be shown a year apart or something, it should be interesting lol.
Renée: Castiel. Cute and sneaky.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Very true. :)

I think the only closest thing I've come to having a movie split is only via video/DVDs when the movie goes on too long for normal length or whatever, but even with that I can't vouch on how it would be like in the actual theaters of course.

That means it will prolong the series even longer! Somehow this amuses me.
icecoldrain: Heroes - Dudeicecoldrain on June 24th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it'll be the same to switch the DVD and watch the second half when they're both out lol. But that's pretty much it, I can't think of any movie that was released as two parts in theatres.

I wonder what they're going to call it. It'll probably be DH part one and two lol.
noybusiness: Leoben/Anders/Starbuck threesomenoybusiness on June 24th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
I think they did a good job cutting the fat off OotP for the movie. Much better than the GoF movie.

Maybe I should look at these philosophy books. There's a ton of Buffy Studies I'm aware of.
Renée: Castiel. I has idea.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
I agree, GOF felt so choppy and all over the place with its editing. I was more invested with OOTP and, quite frankly, wasn't bored halfway through!

You should, I think they're highly informative and gives readers a chance to sit and think about things from their movies/shows/books that they never thought about before. I mean, I have the Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy and it's really very interesting. And there ARE a lot of Buffy kinds of philosophy studies and essays out there, aren't there? I think that's kinda awesome.
noybusiness on June 24th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
Yes, it is. I saw someone on the internet comment that they used to watch Buffy when they (the person) were all about the boobies but would never watch it now because they're into intelligent TV. They obviously really weren't paying attention.
Renée: DH. Echo. Blank slate.rogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
Wow. That's all I can say. That person really needs to reevaluate the show, or at least their mindset during that time and realize that the series had a lot more going for it than "T&A" which, IMO, was hardly ever a focused factor. At all.
rawthorne on June 24th, 2009 08:52 am (UTC)
I'm hoping Heroes can go away soon. They have good actors on that show and they are completely wasting them.

As for HBP... I want to be excited but I can't. I'm almost anticipating the fandom_wank posts a little more. Can't wait to hear the fan entitlement.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 24th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
I know, it's sad really. Many are incredibly talented but are being tossed around with the writing and poor direction. Enough is enough already.

Ah yes, fan entitlement is always amusing, particularly in the HP fandom. I just realized it's been a while since some good HP wank has emerged, it's been overshadowed with the Twilight madness. Heh.

Edited at 2009-06-24 10:13 am (UTC)