sevenswells: (This is not Sparta I am lost)
Un autre rec post mastoc rédigé pour la communauté [livejournal.com profile] amour_de_fans

Je ne suis pas sûre que ce soit tout à fait une rec parce que je n'imagine pas que vous soyez passées à côté, disons que c'est plutôt à la fois un chant d'amour, des bouts de réflexion désordonnés et une espèce de tentative de discussion mais dont je n'ai pas vraiment formulé les problématiques (je vous promets que ce sera intéressant quand même, restez avec moi).



C'est l'histoire de moi dans une salle de cinéma, juste avant que ne soit projeté Age of Ultron, face à la bande annonce de Mad Max: Fury Road sur fond de "Dies Irae". Les yeux scintillants, je me tourne vers ma comparse et décrète: "Ça a l'air DÉBILE, je vais aller le voir EN COURANT, je vais CAMPER DEVANT LA SALLE en attendant que ça sorte!!!" Je suis suis fan inconditionnelle (et fine connaisseuse) de films d'action des années 80-90, et de grandes fresques de série B (Riddick je t'aime), ce film a l'air déjà taillé pour moi. Et après la séance, il s'est finalement avéré que le meilleur moment de Avengers: Age of Ultron pour moi a été la bande-annonce de Mad Max: Fury Road.

C'est l'histoire d'un hold-up cinématographique par un papy australien à moitié cinglé, qui a aussi réalisé un des meilleurs films d'animation au monde (ceux qui disent que Happy Feet n'a rien à voir thématiquement avec Mad Max n'ont pas vraiment vu Happy Feet. C'est peut-être un post pour une autre fois, mais Happy Feet est une comédie musicale avec des pingouins, mais aussi un film de science-fiction, une odyssée épique, et une fable écolo, avec des beaux mouvements de caméra maîtrisés qui trahissent le vrai bon réalisateur derrière -- et pas juste un enchaînement de plans caméra fixes dans lesquels des bestioles hystériques qui parlent ne font que s'agiter, à la Madagascar).

C'est l'histoire d'un chef-d'œuvre, mais aussi d'une impossibilité. C'est l'histoire d'un genre qui se meurt, de Hollywood qui fait constamment de la merde avec son pillage nostalgique et sa course à la licence, et d'un renouveau au singulier, qui ne changera sans doute pas la donne et qui nous rappelle surtout ce qu'on a perdu. Ou peut-être est-ce effectivement une pousse verte porteuse d'espoir dans un grand désert radioactif et stérile. Allez savoir.

C'est l'histoire d'un personnage féminin, héroïne d'un film d'action post-apo, chose tristement inimaginable de nos jours, planquée en scred sous une grosse licence avec un nom d'homme.

C'est l'histoire de quelques crétins misogynes sur Internet, qui se plaignent justement de la trop grande "féminisation", à leur goût, du film de dudebros qu'ils attendaient, alors que le film n'est même pas encore sorti. L'info est relayée et fait tache d'huile, et voilà que des femmes qui n'avaient aucune intention d'aller voir Mad Max s'y intéressent soudain. Puis c'est l'histoire d'interminables articles et débats sur internet occultant presque la qualité du film en lui-même, oui Mad Max est féministe, non Mad Max n'est pas féministe, Mad Max est un peu féministe mais pas trop, si, non, on s'en fout.

Enfin, c'est l'histoire de moi, encore, de retour dans une salle obscure, nerveuse comme jamais, m'attendant à tout moment à être déçue, et d'une déception qui n'arrive miraculeusement pas. Moi qui m'en prends plein la tête, avec de vraies belles explosions même que j'avais oublié comment ça faisait, moi qui avais failli annuler mon abonnement à la carte UGC tellement 2014 avait été vide en bons films et qui ne croyais plus du tout au cinéma. Moi, à nouveau cinéphile, les larmes aux yeux quand a défilé le générique de fin.

Je ne vais pas recommencer ici toute la discussion sur Mad Max et le féminisme, je trouve qu'il y a eu déjà suffisamment d'encre qui a coulé sur le sujet (ceci dit, si ça vous intéresse quand même ou que vous êtes passées à côté je vous mettrais quelques liens d'articles dessus que j'ai trouvés intéressants à la fin de ce post), j'aimerais plutôt qu'on discute, si vous le voulez bien, de pourquoi Mad Max est ressorti à ce point dans le paysage filmique cette année.

GONNA DIE HISTORIC ON THE FURY ROAD )


(dessin de modokiblack)
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Ooooh this is good stuff -- this is EXACTLY the kind of eroticism and sensuality I like (bonus points for the woman in power, hell yes), Tom Burke is delicious in it (especially with that kind of lighting dear god, and might I add, his full frontal is VERY NICE), wow wow wow, FIVE STARS

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1. Votre fandom de l'année

Je reste fidèle à Sherlock, je me suis un peu plus enfoncée dans la nerditude avec le fandom de Doctor Who (j'ai vu le film de 1996 et The Five Doctors, et je compte même entamer Classic Who... gloups)... mais je dirais que cette année mon fandom préféré a été Tumblr. Le féminisme, les conneries, la social justice, la fangirlitude, le San Diego Comic Con, les flower crowns et même les dramas: cette année, Tumblr, j'ai été fan de toi. Tu déchires.
Une petite fanvid de rétrospective sur du Ke$ha parce que ça le vaut bien:


La suite sous cut parce que c'est long )
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I really, really, really loved Beasts of the Southern Wild. Like, to unreasonable amounts. It embodied the spirit of my childhood like no other film before. Also, most badass little girl in the history of the cinema ever. What's not to love about post-apocalyptic Ponyo in the bayou meets Where the Wild Things Are? Lovely. Gimme more of that.
Anyway, I made a quick fanart.

Hushpuppy
sevenswells: (I did it for the lulz (True Blood))
We went to see the final Twilight movie. A lot of fun was had by everyone. Except the other people in the movie theater. I wish I could say I felt sorry for them, but I really, really didn't.

sevenswells: (High Functioning Sociopath (Sherlock))
What the fuck, sorry, I don't know how to graphics
And I accidentally a second attempt at something of a fanmix
I should get down to work for fuck's sake

So basically I was stuck on R.E.M.'s "Imitation of Life" as Q's character song, and I kind of built a fanmix around that song and the idea of virtuality and computers and the Internet and how the Self is lost in all that and such, they're kind of cliché songs for that particular subject I guess, but I regret nothing (most of the time)

cover

1. Blue Orchid | The White Stripes
2. technologic | Daft Punk
3. Machine | Regina Spektor
4. Be Yourself | Audioslave
5. Imitation of Life | R.E.M.
6. Fitter Happier | Radiohead
7. Love of the Loveless | Eels
8. Virtual Insanity | Jamiroquai


Listen Here: http://8tracks.com/sevenswells/imitation-of-life
sevenswells: (OMG SQUEE (Princess Tutu))
You guise, 00Q is a BABY FANDOM.
IT'S ADORABLE.
I was (more or less) there when it was born and now I'm watching it grow with motherly pride. The fans are calling themselves "00Qties" or are hashtagging everything with "#00Qpioneers4satan" (after an inside joke between friends on tumblr apparently) and they're all very cute and enthusiastic and there are more and more fics on AO3 everyday and NOTHING HURTS.

We've discussed it with [livejournal.com profile] berylia, and the reason we think 00Q is a ship that took off so quickly is that right now almost every major fandom is on hiatus. Most of us fangirls are waiting for season 3 of Sherlock, and Teen Wolf , the next Avengers movie and Iron Man 3, and I don't know where they're up to in Supernatural but I'm guessing it must also be on hiatus since, when I look at the people reblogging 00Q stuff on Tumblr, most of the usernames have to do with the aforementioned fandoms. So Skyfall had in fact the right timing to make us fall in love with the pairing, I don't think it was calculated, but well done, and I hope that they're going to take that into account for the next Bond movie, especially since there are rumours that Mr Cumberbatch might be the next Bond villain (personal wishlist: I hope Benedict plays a highly intelligent criminal mastermind that targets Q himself and then Bond has to save his darling from evil!Benny's clutches, IT WOULD BE SUPER AWESOME)

We went to see Skyfall again yesterday, then we watched my DVD of Brideshead Revisited (I LOVED it, it was actually a very good film even though it broke my heart a bit) and now I feel I'm becoming dangerously obsessed with Ben Whishaw, which is really unfair, because I have enough British actors ruining my life already. I learned on Tumblr that Whishaw also played Andrew Scott's gay lover onstage and that fucked me up a bit more and the image in my head alone makes me want to curl up on the floor and start crying.
So at 2 in the morning yesterday I watched interviews of him and completely melted because he's so fucking kawaii and looks so horribly shy and intimidated in front of cameras when he's not acting:



In real life apparently, he's dating Bright Star's music composer Mark Bradshaw AND THEY LOOK REALLY ADORABLE TOGETHER:



SO. FUCKING. KAWAII.

I've heard Skyfall opens in the US starting tomorrow, GO SEE IT, American people from my f-list, you need it in your life!
sevenswells: (INCREDIBLY GAY Lelouch (Code Geass))
Billet Skyfall

So awesome. So awesome.

Today was the day of my birthday *party* (yes because I celebrate my birthday twice in a week that's just how I roll) and we went to see Skyfall in the morning.

Spoilers and other stuffs under the cut )
sevenswells: (WTF (Big Bang Theory))
Once upon a time, I swore to [livejournal.com profile] berylia that I would absolutely NOT go see the new James Bond movie.

"The first one was crap," said I, "the second one was SUPER crap, so I'm drawing a line in the fucking sand here, this stops now do you hear me, there's NO WAY IN HELL I'm going to see that third one, I'm not STUPID, okay."
"Oh," said the wench in return, "but did you know that the lovely, lovely Ben Whishaw is going to play Bond's new Q wearing hipster glasses and that there's already fic about a Bond/Q pairing, and there's even a name for that ship, it's called "00Q", isn't that cute...?"
"askjfhfsdgfdkulifdkjhsfdhj," said I with foam around my mouth.

So! I haven't even seen the movie yet but I've accepted my fate, and I'm already drawing porn. Sketch, James Bond/Q with Daniel Craig as Bond and Ben Whishaw as Q, NC-17 and not worksafe, it has been inspired by this gif I've found on tumblr (careful, not safe for work either), I'll post a cleaned-up version later.

Hold your breath and count to ten )
sevenswells: (Thor and Sif win at feminism (Thor))
So how about that latest (last) Batman movie, huh?

Spoilers under the cut )
sevenswells: (Jayne's Thrilling Heroics (Firefly))


That was good. That was really good. It's been a very, very long time since I've enjoyed an action movie so much; minutely directed, with incredibly fluid choreographies and an awesome soundtrack, and the inventivity of the fight scenes reminded me of the best HK movies, vintage Jackie Chan particularly. Nobody gets action movies right nowadays (fucking shaking camera, I hate you so fucking much), and now Indonesia (and a Welsh director, apparently) has just stepped in to show the rest of the world how it's done. The whole room broke into applause at the end of an especially spectacular fight scene; it's the first time I've felt people around me in a cinema so exhilarated with pure adrenaline. Exquisite tension and brilliant atmosphere throughout the whole film, charismatic and badass cast, I loved it. If you like action movies like I do, go see it.
Also, this guy?



Yayan Ruhian. 160 centimetres of sheer undiluted awesomeness. I revere you, sir.
sevenswells: (Spike bitch please (Buffy TVS))
So, yeah, I saw Prometheus. Suffice to say I was not pleased.

Prometheus

Please don't tell me that the film "brings more questions than answers" and that I didn't understand its point. It's not about the "metaphysical" questions that don't find answers, it's about basic common logic that just doesn't work in the plot. There are movies that are supposed to be a bit obscure and provoke questions and thoughts, and then there's just shoddy writing. Guess in which category Prometheus falls in.

Rant continues under the cut )



And this review by Maddox, you don't even have the complete list all the plotholes and incoherences and logic!fails contained in Prometheus. I swear, I could list even more of them. God.

I don't understand this era we live in. No, honestly, I don't. This crap, a prequel to The Thing, a remake of Total Recall... Why? Is our age the doom of pop culture? Where we keep repeating stuff and make it less interesting that it was?

sevenswells: (INCREDIBLY GAY Lelouch (Code Geass))
Finally (FINALLY!!!!) saw Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows yesterday with [livejournal.com profile] berylia and [livejournal.com profile] miiaah.

I'm not sure this is coherent enough to call it a "review", but there you have it )
sevenswells: (Black and White Benedict)




YUP. STILL WOULD.

(also, I saw Tywin Lannister nekkid in that movie. And all I have to say is DAAAAAAAYUM TYWIN, YOU FINE, FINE MAN! *0*)
sevenswells: (Spike bitch please (Buffy TVS))
OH GOD THAT MOVIE MADE ME SO ANGRY.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME I WAS ANGRY LIKE THAT IN A CINEMA... WAIT, IT WAS WHEN I SAW KICK-ASS WHICH WAS ALSO A TURD. And it's the same director: I guess this explains that.
I have now identified my enemy. Matthew Vaughn, I will find you. I will find you and I will make you suffer. I don't know how or when, just know that I'm coming to get you, and you will pay for those long, very long hours of my life spent on that useless piece of shit you dare call a movie.
WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE A FILM DIRECTOR WHEN YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO *FILM* CORRECTLY?? How, just HOW can you get, in this day and age, camera angles so WRONG that they make every single fucking scene look flat, devoid of any dramatic tension, and ridiculous to the point of no return? Is that some kind of super power? Seriously, how do you do it?

I'm nerdy and all, but I don't give a fuck about the original X-Men licence. I'm an occasional X-Men fan, nothing more. So I can say that X-Men First Class was the worst movie of the year without just being a bitter fangirl disappointed by the adaptation. In fact I had no expectations whatsoever about it, so I couldn't possibly be disappointed. And still... within the first fifteen minutes I wanted to get the fuck out of the cinema screaming and pulling my hair off. IT WAS SO BADLY FILMED AND WRITTEN. EVEN THE TWILIGHT MOVIES WERE BETTER DIRECTED AND THAT'S SAYING SOMETHING.

And no, I didn't care for the slashy undertones. Magneto, played by some cheap version of Viggo Mortensen, was a dumbass with the charisma of a plastic fork making stupid derpfaces whenever he used his powers, and Xavier was a spineless (pun not intended) jerk, not even interesting enough for me to find appropriate insults to define him. So no thanks, I don't want to read about any kind of romance between those two.

Give me back Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, and the hours of my life I've wasted watching that fucking trainwreck.
sevenswells: (My deodorant is for men (Sherlock))
So [livejournal.com profile] pollums , bless her, created this fantastic meme, and I don't have as much vision as her nor have I reflected much on the subject, but I figured it was a good way to get started at any rate.

WARNING: IMAGE HEAVY, COMPLETELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK, PENISES (and even boobs) AND PORN EVERYWHERE

Get under the cut at your own risk )

Aaaaaah that was fun. Thanks, Polly!
sevenswells: (WTF (Big Bang Theory))
It started out as the most stupid and ridiculous ideas of all time and now it seems... kind of cool, actually.

Tintin in 3D motion capture
.

I like Tintin, but I'm not exactly the biggest fan. I loathe motion capture, and nothing that came out of that media has really convinced me to this day.

But.

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson as producers, okay, we all knew that. Which was already kind of... big, like, something out of a parallel universe, one of those "what ifs" out of the worst nerd's wet dreams.

And now shit just got real.

Get this: screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright.

With Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Andy Serkis, and Gad Elmaleh (wait, what? WTF is Gad Elmaleh doing here??).

Directed by Steven Spielberg.

...WHAT. THE. FUCK. IS THIS MOVIE???


I'm honestly torn between "OMFGWTFBBQAWESOMESAUCE" and "but it's *still* one of the WORST IDEAS OF ALL TIME! LEAVE THAT SHIT ALONE YOU WILL DESTROY THE FABRIC OF REALITY AND GOOD TASTE FOREVER!!!"

I feel like the world as we know it is about to end. °____°
sevenswells: (Th'orly? (Thor))
Here's precisely what I've been looking like for the past  few days:



And for no reason in particular, which is all the more infuriating. I'm just one big ball of grump and frustration. And scaly skin.

And I was so caught up in my crankiness I forgot to tell you about Thor the movie. I've also started watching Doctor Who (the rebooted series from 2005) since about two weeks ago -- and I'm already halfway through season 4. Also, The Eagle: gay movie of the year until Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes 2, in all evidence.

Thoughts and impressions about Thor, Doctor Who and The Eagle under the cut )

Speaking of recs, giant Sherlock rec post coming soon. I was just waiting for some WiPs to finish but then I decided to hell with it; rec post for you guys on Monday, kay? I love you. Even though I'm in such a bitchy mood these days.
sevenswells: (Th'orly? (Thor))
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT MYTHO WILL BE LIKE, EXCEPT NAUGHTIER:


TWO DAYS TO GO BEFORE THOR COMES OUT IN THEATERS IN FRANCE. WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT

ALSO THIS:
(Luka, art by the amazing Kiri, following this drawing of Chami, again by Kiri)
sevenswells: (Keep calm and fake a british accent)
Keep calm and get speech therapy )

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