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29 April 2015 @ 01:51 am
++ I didn't watch the White House Correspondent's Dinner that happened a few nights ago, however I caught up on some of the highlights that happened at the event. I'm not generally familiar with what usually occurs during a WHCD, though based on what I saw through recaps of this particular one I did like the combination of using comedy on making (brutally honest) commentary on a wide variety of political and world issues, both ridiculous and important. It also makes me realize how much I'm going to miss Obama and how nervous I am about the upcoming election.

++ Orphan Black, 3.01 & 3.02

I'm intrigued by the Castor clones, mostly because of their relationship with each other, and also what they're being used for. Granted so far everything surrounding them has made them quite psychotic, and it's kind of disturbing with the way they operate, but I would like to believe that at least one of them would separate from the group and try to become an individual versus a hiveminded brotherhood, in a sense.

I'm worried for Helena, but at the same time I know that she's a survivor, and I like that Sarah is doing everything she can to locate and save her. That character development from her not wanting anything to do with Helena from the first season to basically being on a mission to rescue her sister from Castor is just amazing, and I love her worry and dedication to doing so. I also love that Helena doesn't believe the lie that Sarah sold her out. There is no way in hell that she would believe such a thing, not after everything that they've been through together. I'm also curious about the scorpion hallucination; obviously it's kind of a coping mechanism, I think? Either way, it's entertaining ("Silence, insect!") and I like how you can tell it's also Tatiana proving the voice of it, lol. I also liked her dream sequence in the beginning of the season premiere, getting a look into her mind a bit, and seeing how she views all her sestras and being surrounded with the happy family environment that she rightfully deserves. It's why I hope that Helena comes out of this okay, because she needs that happy ending, dammit.

(Also, can we talk about how Tatiana actually got herself waterboarded for that one scene in the second episode? jfc girl, when it comes to acting she goes hardcore.)

I'm wondering how long Cal and Kira will be gone, probably for a few episodes. I mean Sarah does have other priorities at the moment and wants her little girl to be safe, but I have a feeling that Kira will become important later on. Plus, I want to see her and Helena reunited.

Delphine becoming colder and more hardcore is interesting to me, as well.

It's only been two episodes, and while I do agree that it's become kind of complicated with so much stuff happening and being introduced, it's still engaging to me. I'm still invested with what is happening to the characters and their relationships with each other. And I cannot wait to see where all of this goes.

++ I watched Godzilla (2014) recently, and I actually really enjoyed it. Though it's unsurprising considering what happens in the movie itself, with Godzilla being more of the anti-hero who basically arises from the depths of the ocean because two other radioactive monsters were talking shit and just wants to get rid of them so everything can be right with the universe. I just have a soft spot for monsters like that who don't mean any intentional harm and just want to be left alone, and will only intervene when the equilibrium is getting all fucked up. I mean, even though I also wish we could've seen more of the actual monster vs. monster battles instead of cutting away from them when they just got started (or when they were just ending), it was still interesting for what we got (and the radioactive breath scene was just fucking awesome). All in all, it was pretty damn cool. It kind of felt like a moment taken from the first five minutes of Pacific Rim, which I'm totally not complaining about. Also, while watching I found it funny that the actors who were the main couple in this film are playing the twin siblings in Age of Ultron. lol
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Profiterole_profiterole_ on April 29th, 2015 12:56 pm (UTC)
I don't remember much about the Godzilla movie apart from being disappointed (I only went because I was still very excited about Pacific Rim) and from thinking that most of the humans were quite dumb (same as with the second Planet of the Apes). Also, yes, the Twins being married in that movie doesn't help me not ship the twincest. XD

Edited at 2015-04-29 12:57 pm (UTC)
Renéerogueslayer452 on April 29th, 2015 04:49 pm (UTC)
I watched the movie with no expectations whatsoever, so perhaps that helped my enjoyment. But I agree the humans were quite dumb in this ("hey, let's use this massive huge nuclear weapon to wipe out these monsters...even when it feeds off of nuclear energy! smart idea!"), and it did seem unrealistic for the main guy to have survived all of this nonsense and still make it back to his family in one piece by the end. But honestly, I still enjoyed the film for what it was, and I liked how they handled Godzilla's involvement.

Also, yes, the Twins being married in that movie doesn't help me not ship the twincest. XD

Same. And considering it's actually canon in one of the comics.... ;)
Profiterole: OT6 Peace_profiterole_ on April 29th, 2015 04:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know it was canon in one of them. I had vaguely heard there was something, but I thought it was heavy vibes, not actual canon.
Raprap541 on April 29th, 2015 02:56 pm (UTC)
I've always loved Key's "Luther, Obama's Anger Translator"
Renée: Kahlan. Facepalm.rogueslayer452 on April 30th, 2015 02:29 am (UTC)
I love how it all comes full circle. Plus, I'm impressed with how Obama kept a straight face during the whole bit. I know it was rehearsed beforehand, but even then one would assume to break character with just a small cracked smile. He remained composed throughout the whole thing (at least from what I saw). Amazing.
Julie: Michiko to Hatchin ★ madly differentragnarok_08 on April 29th, 2015 04:29 pm (UTC)
Also, while watching I found it funny that the actors who were the main couple in this film are playing the twin siblings in Age of Ultron. lol

Yup, that is something.
Kimsaturnsdaughter on April 29th, 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)
I wasn't overly impressed with Godzilla. The monster battle at the end was entertaining, but otherwise I was bored because I couldn't get invested in any of the characters. There was a chance with Bryan Cranston's character but then he was gone. I'm not really into monster movies anyway (although I did love Pacific Rim), but the trailer sucked me in.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 1st, 2015 07:46 am (UTC)
It's understandable that it would've been a hit-or-miss with people, though I went into it with no expectations and no further knowledge other than what the trailer had shown. And for me, the movie was a straight-up popcorn flick with great special effects and Godzilla being fantastic.

I do like the potential of more Godzilla as an anti-hero of Earth for future sequels, because I came out of this movie wanting more of that.
Christina: ob- fs- bonnie and clydefly_meaway on April 29th, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
I so agree with you about Orphan Black- it's definitely complicated and there's so much going on, but it's still intriguing. And I feel at least the latest episode gave us a little more time to breathe. I wasn't sure I'd like the Castor clones, but I actually really like how they're handling them so far and how you can just see how different they've been used (and abused) than the Leda clones.

And yes yes yes to everything you said about Helena and Sarah. I love that so much too. Their relationship is still one of my favourite things.

I do hope we get to see Cal and Kira again, especially, because they've always done little things with Kira and I want to see them do more with that. But I think that for now they just want that storyline out of the way so they can focus on the rest?
Renée: Orphan Black. Sarah Manning.rogueslayer452 on April 30th, 2015 05:21 pm (UTC)
I wasn't sure I'd like the Castor clones, but I actually really like how they're handling them so far and how you can just see how different they've been used (and abused) than the Leda clones.

Yeah, I really like the contrast between the two. It makes me really curious and want to learn more about them, how they operate, what it was like for the way they were treated, and where the line crosses between following their orders versus being their own individual. It's really fascinating.

But I think that for now they just want that storyline out of the way so they can focus on the rest?

I think so, because there's so much going on with Helena and the Castor clones and everything else, that they'll probably just focus on those things and come back to Cal and Kira later.
wheatear: sarah manningwheatear on April 29th, 2015 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah I agree Orphan Black is complex, but it's such a fun ride I'm happy to go along with it. Loving the Castor clones, they add an intriguing dynamic to the show.
Renée: Orphan Black. Sarah Manning.rogueslayer452 on April 30th, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC)
I've seen criticisms about the show lately and while I do think the plot and mythology has become heavier it hasn't hindered my enjoyment of the show at all. I love watching Tatiana play these characters and I'm fascinated with the introduction of the Castor clones, and seeing that particular actor handle portraying multiple characters at once.
Creature Of Hobbit: sarah manningtellshannon815 on April 29th, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
I just want to find out a bit more about the Castor clones, and I'm loving the way Sarah cares for Helena now!
Renée: Orphan Black. Clone Club.rogueslayer452 on April 30th, 2015 05:00 pm (UTC)
For real, I find their introduction so interesting and I can't wait to learn more about them.

Sarah being protective of Helena is so beautiful, and now her mission is just centered around her at the moment. And I want her to succeed. Hell, I want both Helena and Sarah to make their way back to each other, no matter what it takes.
giallarhorn: Olivia Specs!giallarhorn on May 3rd, 2015 04:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, the distinction between how the male clones operate and the females seems to be an attempt to deconstruct gender impositions? Like the male clones are overtly militarized, the female clones have to deal with issues regarding their own bodies as property.

I think the general idea is that the scorpion is meant to act as a spirit guide/animal for Helena?

Pattywoodycakes on May 3rd, 2015 04:38 am (UTC)
I always love watching the WHCD just because the jokes are hilarious to me. I'm not even American and I'll miss Obama if only for the humour and cute family. Also Cecily Strong was A+

And Orphan Black! Am i selfish to want more Michiel Huisman? Like more more more. haha. Tatiana is owning this show so much.