arisha: (vampire scrabble)
From [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda's most recent entry on Eclipse:

I would argue with Owen Gleiberman that the movie series is not a return to the male gaze; it is a very strong assertion of the female gaze. Look, you saw New Moon, and if you didn't, I'll catch you up: Bella spends 80% of the movie in three layers of shirt and a parka, while the camera lovingly watches Edward jaaaaames deaaaaan across the parking lot in indie-rock slo-mo, and Jacob administers shirtless first aid with the finesse of a Chippendale. In Eclipse, the Jacob fan service is so prevalent that a character actually asks, "Doesn't he own a shirt?" ... The not-sex scene ... focuses almost entirely on the unbuttoning of Edward's shirt. These are movies that understand that their primary audience does not need or want to see Bella's goods, and they know exactly what their audience is there to see--they're there to see the same things Bella wants to see. That's the female gaze in action.

And if it makes male viewers uncomfortable or disdainful: we, as women, have been living with the male gaze as the cinematic default since pretty much forever. ... Guys, you having to sit there and watch the camera ogle these two guys is what life at the movies is like for us.


So fascinating!! And yet another reason for me to roll my eyes at the guys who come to box office whining about how their girlfriends are dragging them to "chick flicks." Whatever, dude, suck it up. One thing I love about my co-workers is that some of them are guys who will openly admit to liking Twilight, although one of those guys apparently isn't such a fan of Eclipse. When I asked how he'd liked the movie, he told me he laughed through the whole thing. Why? "Because it was like watching two seagulls fighting over a grape."

Oh, Twilight ... xD
arisha: (vampire baseball is my favourite sport)
So I just got back from watching the midnight showing of Eclipse with [livejournal.com profile] the_wykydtron and [livejournal.com profile] aurora_lime who have already had to sit through all the ~*~SPOILERY~*~ thoughts I'm about to share with you. xD

ALICE COULD YOU KEEP YOUR THOUGHTS TO YOURSELF )

In conclusion I daresay I'm more excited for Breaking Dawn than I am for Deathly Hallows. I mean, I'm pretty sure I know which one is gonna be the more entertaining, lollll. Sorry Harry Potter fans don't hurt me!!
arisha: (vampire baseball is my favourite sport)
I left work about half an hour ago. As I was preparing to leave, a couple people arrived with sleeping bags and started setting them up outside our main doors.

Guys. Eclipse doesn't open for another twenty-three hours!
arisha: (vampire baseball is my favourite sport)
Today I:
- bought my ticket for the midnight showing (oh yes) of Face Punch 2 Eclipse
- saw this post featuring the very first two photos from PotC4
- read up on the Bad tour DVD and also the new album in November?!?!

In conclusion, I AM VERY EXCITED. :D :D :D

(omg I have a tag for Twilight what have I become)
arisha: (potc3 liz not amused)
So when New Moon broke Dark Knight's opening day box office gross, I was more amused than anything. But I have just now seen this:

If that number holds up (and it should), the film will replace Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End for third place on the list of all-time best opening weekends (domestic)

SLOW DOWN TITO

THIS IS NO LONGER FUNNY

Man, my best guest of last night was the guy who came up and asked me which of the Pirates movies is my favourite, and then told me that his favourite is the second one because it has such an epic ending, and sometimes he goes on YouTube just to watch that ending over and over and over again. UM PRETTY SURE WE TWO WERE MEANT TO BE!!
arisha: (Default)
I've done this before but I'm doing it again!

1. Pick fifteen movies you know/like/love. (I'm only doing eleven because I'm having issues thinking of movies I didn't use before!)
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie. (lol, I never do this. Everyone can guess!!)
5. No Googling/using IMDb search functions.

guess guess guess )

Edit: answers answers answers )

SPEAKING OF MOVIES, the theatre I work at is currently in the middle of its BUSIEST WEEKEND IN FIVE YEARS. Today alone we sold SIX THOUSAND TICKETS, when on an average Saturday we usually hover around four thousand.

SIX THOUSAND TICKETS.

brb passing out from exhaustion. If it doesn't slow down tomorrow, I don't even. Thanks, SMeyer. DDDD:

(Meanwhile, our New Moon-less partner theatre downtown sold like five hundred. HAHAHAHAHA wut)
arisha: (vampire camera)
I've been going to the movies so much lately. What's up with that?!

48. A Christmas Carol, 2009
The sets in this movie are amazing; the character animation is not. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come was really cool, but unfortunately it was one of the very few original things the movie did, and what the heck was up with that totally random chase sequence? In the end I think this is a completely unnecessary remake, but I feel bad saying that because my mom rather liked it. :P

49. Pirate Radio, 2009
I went to see this during a very spontaneous evening I spent with my co-workers. It's definitely not my kind of movie but I liked it better than I thought I would. Amusingly enough, this movie has "pirate" in its title and stars Bill Nighy and Jack Davenport! lol, I can think of two movies that I like rather better that also fit that criteria. xD

50. New Moon, 2009
Holy crow, I didn't realize this would be number fifty, how exciting! Anyway: not enough lulz as the first one but with just as much awkwardness. Definitely my favourite part of this movie is the brilliance that is Face Punch.

BRB NANOING. I am not completely panicked yet, but I have definitely reached the stage where every spoken line comes complete with a dialogue tag, horribly awkward or not!
arisha: (vampire camera)
NEW MEME! List all the Shakespeare plays you've read/seen on film/seen live!

je te trouverai, roméo, je te tuerai, roméo )

I don't have an appropriate icon for this post so I'm just gonna use my sparkling new New Moon icon. :D Now off I go to work on the shirt I'm gonna wear to opening night!! (Exit, pursued by a bear.)
arisha: (amadeus couple)
Yay, I got interviewed again!! :D This time the questions are from [livejournal.com profile] frauleinfrog. News travels fast in Vienna. )

In other news, tomorrow I am going to This Is It for the second time in three days, and a Twilight t-shirt party for the second time in eight days. ahahaha, my life this week is so ridiculous but I love it. FANDOM ALL OVER THE PLACE!! xD Hopefully I can fit some studying in here somewhere. D:
arisha: (colbert singin' in Korean)
Time for a totally random picture post!

hontou ni waratteru ko nante iru no kana )

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