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Renée
11 February 2019 @ 01:25 am
++ First of all, everyone needs to go visit the official Captain Marvel page on the Marvel website. It is an absolute blast from the Internet past, and it's probably the most awesome and brilliant thing I could have ever hoped for in terms of advertisement for the movie. Well done, Marvel!

++ Secondly, in preparation for the upcoming forth season, all three seasons of The Expanse are now available to watch on Amazon Prime. Whether if you're already a fan or have been curious about the show, I definitely recommend watching it and to please support the fourth season when it officially is released on Amazon Prime this year.
 
 
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Current Music: J2 ft. Johnny & Justin Coppolino - Sound of Silence
 
 
Renée
09 February 2019 @ 02:53 am
As a topic for discussion, I've always been curious about the concept of hate-watching, and just why some people partake in it.

I feel like there are two types of hate-watching, the first is when a show someone initially likes suddenly declines in quality and despite their frustrations they try to hold out as long as possible hoping that somehow there'll be an upturn at some point, and even if it doesn't they'll be a "true fan" and begrudgingly stick with it until the bitter end. The second is when one knows they won't like something but will hate-watch it anyway just to rant about how bad it is after the fact. It's mainly the latter I'm interested in examining.

Is hate-watching a productive way of consuming media?Collapse )
 
 
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Current Music: Chung Ha - Gotta Go
 
 
Renée
06 February 2019 @ 01:23 pm
Day Three: In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much.

I've thought a lot about this because there are many things of original canon that I love and want to share with people, but I feel like it could take forever just to narrow down a few things. So instead, I've decided to share something that I've been interested in for quite some time now that I think often goes underappreciated.

The importance of voice actors.Collapse )
 
 
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Current Music: Jolin Tsai - The Great Artist
 
 
Renée
01 February 2019 @ 01:34 am
My review/thoughts on Marvel's Runaways, both seasons one and two.

'What do we do?' 'We run.'Collapse )
 
 
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Current Music: Ava Max - Sweet But Psycho
 
 
Renée
30 January 2019 @ 01:04 am
++ Richard Armitage appeared at Sundance this past weekend to promote his new film, The Lodge, a horror film that some are claiming is the new Hereditary so that's something, it also seems to have gotten a distributor so that's pretty exciting news. It was also announced that he will star in the upcoming Netflix thriller, The Stranger, which is an adaptation of a novel by Harlan Coben, which I'm deeply intrigued by. I keep saying this whenever something new is announced, but I'm really happy that he's been branching out into different areas and genres. Granted, horror/thriller is my favorite genre so obviously these projects seem right up my alley, but I'm still happy for him nonetheless. He's also been doing incredibly well with audiobooks, too. I'm always on the look out whenever they get announced because who wouldn't want to listen to something narrated by him?

++ Speaking of audiobooks, Colin Farrell has recently narrated one for James Joyce's novel, A Portrait of the Artist of a Young Man. Much like with Richard, I love Colin's voice and especially with how well-spoken and articulate he is in general. It makes sense that he'd do something like doing an audiobook. He's also doing the narration for a three-part VR animated series, Gloomy Eyes.

++ When it comes to newer shows, I've talked about how a lot of times when they are announced it's a huge hit-or-miss, and I haven't been exactly excited about some of the shows that were announced lately. However, sometimes it takes a while before finding something and it usually unexpectedly springs up on you as something worthwhile to check out. Kingdom is a South Korean thriller drama on Netflix that is essentially a zombie horror story set during the 15th century. I had only found out about it a couple of days before the first season premiered (which was on the 25th, and it's already been renewed for a second season, though I kinda figured that it would be based on what I read about its production), and while I haven't watched it yet I'm deeply intrigued by it. Another upcoming show is Siempre Bruja, a Colombian series that is about a young woman who is sentenced to death for being a witch, but she manages to escape her fate by time-traveling to the future. I'm curious simply after watching the trailer, it looks interesting, it reminds me a bit of Sleepy Hollow, like the whole "fish out of water" and adjusting to modern life sort of thing.

And finally, Miss Sherlock, which already was out since last year but I had just watched the first episode recently. It's a Japanese re-imagining of Sherlock Holmes, but with women as both Sherlock and Watson. I'm just so enamored with it already that I can't wait to continue watching the rest of the series.
 
 
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Current Music: Hidden Citizens ft. Ruelle - Take Over
 
 
 
Renée
23 January 2019 @ 01:34 am
Day Two: Rec at least three fanworks that you didn’t create.

Video essays and fanvids.Collapse )
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Current Music: Hidden Citizens ft. Svrcina - Here We Stand
 
 
Renée
++ After seeing the new Captain Marvel first look trailer I'm even more excited for this movie. I love the whole buddy-cop-esque vibe Carol and Fury are going to be having, the amount of sass and banter is going to give me life while watching it. I'm also hoping that this shuts certain people up who previously complained about Carol not having a "personality" because she didn't smile or whatever. Regardless, this entire movie looks like it's going to be incredibly fun and I cannot wait.

++ Anyone remember the Hanna movie from 2011? Did y'all know that there's going to be a television series based off of it on Amazon Prime? I wasn't aware until I saw the teaser for it. I loved the movie (and the soundtrack went hardcore, too), and I always thought that it had potential to expand the story a bit because there were a lot of questions left unanswered and areas unexplored. So in a way it makes sense that it would be getting a television series treatment. Though it would be kinda nice to see how Hanna was after the events of the movie itself, like if Saoirse Ronan would reprise the role as an older!Hanna and seeing how she adjusted to life after everything, seeing how she adapted to the world, what she may be doing if she finds out about something else like what she had been involved in, etc. I know that's not going to happen, but if the series goes beyond the movie I would love to see it go in that direction. I mean, the movie was perfection on its own, but if they're to expand on certain aspects I am curious to see what they do.

++ Grantchester has a trailer for their fourth season, which will be James Norton's last season. I've known that we would be getting a new vicar introduced this season to take his place, and in this trailer we get our first glimpse of that. I still maintain the opinion that the show should start centering around Leonard a bit more, but that's just because he's my favorite character.

++ Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back! NBC has been doing good for B99, not only with it hitting big in the ratings but also with how much they promoted it. From their first ever SDCC appearance to all the promos which featured "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by Backstreet Boys. NBC has been doing so much marketing for the show that FOX barely did since the show premiered. Bless.

++ And we have the One Day At A Time season three trailer! The fact that we're getting both Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero guest-starring is just so amazing.
 
 
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Current Music: Baby V.O.X - Betrayal
 
 
Renée
03 January 2019 @ 09:20 pm
++ First, Happy New Year everyone! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

++ Also, captandor is hosting friending meme to ring in the New Year. There haven't been many friending memes lately, and if you're someone who is fannish this is perfect for finding more fandom-oriented friends.

++ Like before, I will be participating in the Fandom Snowflake Challenge. I discovered it last year when I saw others doing it and thought that it was a neat little fandom challenge, especially since there is no deadline for answering the questions so you could go at your leisure, which I find to be very nice. I'm excited to do it again this year because I had a lot of fun completing the questions I wanted to answer last time. I wish there were more of these kinds of fandom participation challenges, ones that didn't really require artistic or writing skill but just some kind of writing meme to answer. I like those kinds of prompts very much.

++ It's finally been announced that season two of The Punisher will premiere on January 18th. It is most likely to be its last season, judging from how Netflix has been handling its Marvel shows, cancelling them left and right without warning. Though perhaps not? I don't know, I've been hearing conflicting things about how The Punisher premiered after negotiations/contracts with the other shows, so it might be safe. But if that's the case, what's stopping the other characters from making cameos? Or other characters, like Elektra, having her own series? Idk, we'll have to wait and see what happens. But I'm not holding my breath.... :/
 
 
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Current Music: Victims of Science - The Device Has Been Modified
 
 
Renée
28 December 2018 @ 05:31 pm
Fandom in the year 2018...Collapse )
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Renée
22 December 2018 @ 04:40 pm
++ As a follow-up from the previous post, Eliza Dushku writes up her own statement telling her side of the story, detailing the events that occurred and the experience she had while on the set. It's long and eloquently written, but it's also painful to read because of what she endured, which despite doing everything right and had actual evidence of her harassment, she was still fired from the show and was horrifically mistreated. My heart aches for Eliza, and I'm sad for what she went through and angry how it was handled by others, but she's incredibly brave for speaking out about it even if it wasn't how she wanted it to happen. She just needed to clear the air and refusing to be silenced by those wanting to knock her down. Needless to say though, I'm just happy that she's moved on with her life and is in a better place now, and I wish nothing but the best for her future. She deserves it after the bullshit she's suffered from this industry.

In the same vein, Amber Heard recently wrote her own article telling her story and how we, as a society, need to change, especially in support of women who are faced with sexual harassment and abuse but are never believed or taken seriously. Amber herself was a victim of domestic abuse but, much like with Eliza, despite providing proof of the violence against her the public spewed hateful vile things towards her, even going so far as to make death threats and making her feel even more unsafe, while her abuser goes on unscathed. Here she also writes about how the industry responded by basically threatening to blacklist her. Even now, people still react negatively towards her despite her not having done anything wrong. Sadly, this happens all the time when victims come forward, that no matter how much evidence they provide they'll never catch a break. It's heartbreaking and devastating, but also enraging, and it's something that needs to stop.

++ Elementary will be ending after its upcoming seventh season. I know that some are confused since the sixth season seemed like it was a finalized way of ending the show, since I think there was a huge question on whether that was the last season or not hence why the season ended the way it did. Either way though, Elementary has had a good run and I think ending it after seven seasons is better than it going on longer, which is where most shows end up devolving.

++ The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is going to be a prequel series to The Dark Crystal coming to Netflix in 2019. I know they announced it, I believe, sometime last year with a teaser trailer and now we're finally getting casting information along with the first images from it. As this is one of my favorite childhood movies, I am absolutely excited. The Jim Henson Company is returning to work on this new series, which makes sense because only they can recreate the breathtaking visuals and puppetry that made the film absolutely extraordinarily gorgeous.

++ I recently ended up watching Eli Roth's History of Horror documentary series, and as someone who loves the horror genre it was incredibly fascinating. I love seeing different people, from actors to writers and directors, talk about why they adore horror, the history of what made certain horror so memorable, and just taking a look at how influential horror has become in pop culture throughout the years. The documentary has episodes focusing on specific topics, such as talking about slashers, monster horror, ghost stories, etc, and kind of discussing the cultural importance of these particular subgenres within horror itself and how horror has grown and evolved over time. Part of me wishes they had taken some time dedicating an episode to foreign horror, because I feel like foreign horror is often quite neglected during these discussions, but perhaps that'll be for another time. With that being said, I hope that there will possibly be a second season of this.
 
 
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