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We went to see New Moon on Saturday. P. looooved it. He loooved it in the way he loooved the first one, except with added motorbikes and a trendy soundtrack.

I have mostly read very very snarky reviews about New Moon, apart from the one that said Jacob's werewolf transformation ('I am not like other men') was a metaphor for homosexuality. Hmm. Men who like to run with the wolves. I...thought it suffered from all the problems that the book had, in terms of the storyline, pacing and dialogue, but there were some funny touches, like the film Bella takes the boys to see (Facepunch: Let's do this!).

Then there was Jacob Absalot. I swear there was a huge gasp when he first took his shirt off. Erm. If you happen to have a bit of a thing for wildly buff warm-skinned young Native American men with long hair and teeth like Donny Osmond Scrabble tiles, then this may be the film for you. *does not look towards [livejournal.com profile] ruric*

Edward looked like pale powdery shit in comparison, although things perked up when he had to stride around in a red velvet dressing gown.

Bella continues to be very thin and pretty, with no discernible bosom.

Also, the chief of the Volturi was in fact Tony Blair. *cackles*

Anyway, yes, total rubbish, entirely magnificent.

Merlin.

Oh, I don't know. New lady arrives in town accompanied by Evil Fat Hairy Guard. Lady bewitches member of cast with beauty. Merlin runs around in Arthur's bedroom. Merlin steals into other people's bedrooms. Lady turns out to be evil and magic. Uther orders faceless guards to arrest people. Merlin saves the day. Merlin and Gaius grin at each other. Gr'aaar! Merlin and Arthur indulge in playfighting. If it were't for Bradley James' perfect tear, I'd have stopped watching it a while ago.

ETA: via [livejournal.com profile] nick730, the Merlin skit for Children in Need. Wonderful! (and like Nick I swear something else was going on at the 1 minute mark, LOL).



The Thick of It

Politicians appear on a phone-in. Featuring Malcolm Tucker and his appallingly believable opposite number, and the angriest radio producer ever. Just wonderful.

Date: 2009-11-22 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruric.livejournal.com
If you happen to have a bit of a thing for wildly buff warm-skinned young Native American men with long hair and teeth like Donny Osmond Scrabble tiles, then this may be the film for you

Ahem! I will have you know, madam, that I have a thing for LOTS of wildly buff men - though I do prefer them to have passed through the pubescent stage and into the, you know, rufty tufty manly-man stage.

The warm skinned, long haired thing is just the icing on the cake. *koff* I'll still take Eric Schweig over Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans any day of the week *koff* Besides Schweig is a bloke I admire a lot.

So Taylor Lautner is buff in New Moon? Heh - that might just be the clincher in me going to see it. *G*

Also WTF exactly is Merlin doing at the 1 min mark? *snorfles* Oh show.

Date: 2009-11-22 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parthenia14.livejournal.com
LOTS of wildly buff men

Heh. Well, there are indeed lots of them, but they're a bit young for you. Taylor is very cute though, in a swoony sort of way. Um, yes. *whistles nonchalantly*

Date: 2009-11-22 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parthenia14.livejournal.com
PS Oh God I am happily listening to the Original Sound Track. Kill me now, for I have gone over to the Sparkly Side.

Date: 2009-11-22 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aproposofnothin.livejournal.com
Buff is one word for it. Post-pubescent is clearly another.

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