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30 January 2014 @ 09:19 am
Well, well.  
++ I'm really hoping that Maleficent is as good as the trailer makes it appear (particularly with that hauntingly beautiful Lana Del Rey rendition of "Once Upon A Dream"), because I'm of the opinion that Maleficent is one of the best Disney villains to ever exist and if there's to be a movie centering around her I want them to do everything justice. Also, Angelina Jolie looks amazing and sounds just like the character, so even if the movie doesn't measure up it will be worth it to see her performance.

++ I've been thinking about getting into Reign, not for historical accuracy mind you. I've been mildly curious for a while, but it's mostly due to one of the characters being an inspiration for a headcanon I have in another fandom. I'll probably get sucked in anyway for the ridiculous drama that will inevitably occur, but mainly just for the pretty and the headcanon research.

++ And thanks to my sister, I got sucked into watching Pushing Daisies for the first time. Yes, I'm late to the game. Yes, it's ridiculously adorable and sweet to the point where I think I've acquired both diabetes and cavities. I've also watched The Fall, which it, too, is quite adorable, along with being a bit sad. It's funny, going from seeing Lee Pace as the ethereal and otherworldly Elvenking to the shy and adorable pie maker. I still call him "Thrandy" every time I see him in something now, though, because I simply can't not, y'know? Heh.
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Current Music: Halestorm - Mz. Hyde
icecoldrain: Game of Thronesicecoldrain on January 30th, 2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
I really wasn't interested in Maleficent because Angelina Jolie is the lead. I was just like... idk I don't think she can pull off Maleficent. Now that I've seen the trailer, I think I was wrong because it looks amazing!

Reign has been building up on my DVR. I have yet to actually watch an episode lol.
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 31st, 2014 04:20 am (UTC)
In my mind I knew she could pull it off, it was more the worry of how it was going to be handled by the filmmakers. Though reading some trivia of how Angelina had a great deal of input in the creative department of the character, wanting Maleficent to be as scary as she was from the animated movie, and seeing how it shows from these teasers and trailers, it makes me excited to see her in action.
noybusiness: never seen an elephant flynoybusiness on January 31st, 2014 02:08 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to Maleficent!

Reign is entertaining with powerful characters (although I hate many of the uses of modern music). It's like an AU fanfic to real history, but it doesn't suffer from superfluous sideplots like some shows I could name.

Edited at 2014-01-31 02:09 am (UTC)
Renée: Kahlan. Elegance.rogueslayer452 on January 31st, 2014 04:47 am (UTC)
I've come to terms and have accepted that it's just an AU fanfic to historical events, with F21 inspired dresses and outfits with modern music to appeal to the CW tween demographic. I mainly just wanna watch for the pretty anyway.
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Renéerogueslayer452 on January 31st, 2014 02:56 pm (UTC)
It's funny because I definitely knew of the show, I knew everyone who watched it loved it, because duh it's Bryan Fuller. But I never got a chance to watch it until now. Better late than never, amirite? ;)
orangerful: felicia glasses geek // marshmalloworangerful on January 31st, 2014 05:02 pm (UTC)
I am not sure how I feel about Maleficent yet...I have such mixed feelings about Disney cashing in on these classic characters and, being a Star Wars fan, I'm always suspicious of anyone going back to the well and worried they will damage the story in some way.

...but Angelina does look freakin' awesome in the trailer. So maybe...

I miss Pushing Daisies. It was really finding its footing when it was cancelled. Plus Lee Pace. I should watch that show again.
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 1st, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
It's the gamble whenever these kinds of films are made, and I'm really hoping it's not cringe-worthy and is actually really decent because, dayum Angelina. Get it.

Yeah, it was such a sweet and cleverly put together kind of show. Definitely a Bryan Fuller creation.
avaserenityavaserenity on February 1st, 2014 01:54 am (UTC)
Yes! I'm so here for Angelina as Maleficent. I've have "Once Upon a Dream" on repeat the last couple of days
Renéerogueslayer452 on February 1st, 2014 05:49 pm (UTC)
First hearing that song in the trailer, I think my mouth dropped open in awe. It fits so perfectly for how it was edited and the mood they set up. I don't think I've ever heard a more appropriate rendition, tbqh.
ramasi: Gwenramasi on February 2nd, 2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
I've actually never seen Disney's Sleeping Beauty, but man, those trailers look fantastic!

Reign looks quite pretty and fun, from what I've seen. And the lead actress was in Teen Wolf, I think? I really liked her there. Not sure I can/want to get sucked in though.
Renée: Kahlan. Swept by the wind.rogueslayer452 on February 4th, 2014 08:22 am (UTC)
Sleeping Beauty was one of my (many) favorite childhood movies I used to watch over and over again. I'm kind of wary whenever people want to redo/update the classics, especially when they use cheap gimmicks and CGI, and sometimes trailers are better than the actual movie itself. But Angelina looks so amazing as Maleficent, so I'm hoping it's good, or at least watchable enough.

Yes she was, and she's really pretty and quite regal as Mary in the show, from what I've seen so far. Anne of Green Gables is on the show, too, which really surprised me.

Edited at 2014-02-04 08:23 am (UTC)
an idea is bulletproof: Firefly - Kaylee Serenityelizalavelle on February 3rd, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
I am so excited for Maleficent. If the movie sucks it will at least be gorgeous but I hope the story is compelling as well.

I've not yet watched Reign but it looks fun, I need more time for TV ;)

Renée: Kaylee. Strawberry.rogueslayer452 on February 4th, 2014 08:30 am (UTC)
I'm mostly just wanting to see Angelina as Maleficent. If everything else sucks, at least I can enjoy her performance/face on the screen. ;)

lol, knowing me I'll end up watching it sticking around because I need yet another fandom to get obsessed with, even if just for the pretty.