"Take Care"

Apr. 7th, 2015 12:13 am
feygan: (Andromeda-Rommie)
I watched the movie "Take Care" starring Leslie Bibb and Thomas Sadoski on Netflix. It's about a woman, Franny (Leslie Bibb), that has just been released from the hospital after being struck by a car. She's got a broken left leg and a broken right arm and no one to take care of her.

It maybe felt a bit like a Lifetime movie, but there wasn't a whole lot of angst and misery. It's a woman that needs some help, and she turns to her ex-boyfriend--the man that she nursed through colon cancer for two years and who dumped her after he got well. She calls in a favor, and he feels like he owes her, so he comes to make her sandwiches and watch Law & Order with her.

Meanwhile, his girlfriend gets a bit jealous and clingy. And there's one scene where it looks like she painted her whole mouth with red crayon, like she was trying to make her lips appear bigger but she didn't bother to use lipliner to keep things contained so she ended up with The Closer level of muppet-mouth.

It was an all right lazy night at home movie. So if you're looking for something to watch, and you're not in the mood for action, adventure, swords or spaceships, you maybe could give this one a try. (I would not be offended if you called it a chick flick and threw it back in my face, because it kind of is. But whatever. I had fun.)
feygan: (HeyPretty)
Holy shit, Horns is on Netflix. I am so frikin' happy, like you can't even imagine.

I have been wanting to see this movie for a while now. But I wasn't willing to pay $5.99 to see it. So it's cool that it's on Netflix.
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feygan: (gangster wife 1)
The Man From Nowhere is a great action movie, though it is quite violent. I've recommended it before, and I am recommending it again. If you like an engaging storyline with amazing fight sequences and a visceral need to cheer the hero on, then The Man From Nowhere might just be what you're looking for. It is Korean, so you have to read the subtitles, but it's worth it.

This is one of those movies that needs a dubbing and a wider availability to the public (remember all of those Jackie Chan movies? Why not?). The idea that some Hollywood drone might decide to take the story and reproduce it with a whitewashed cast and a watered down storyline terrifies me. It is absolutely perfect the way it is. Won Bin is excellent as the hero, and the girl that plays So-mi does a wonderful job.

For Won Bin in a different role, check him out in Autumn in My Heart, but keep the tissues handy. It's one of the greatest Korean love stories ever put to film, but it's also the most heart-wrenchingly sad. Anyone that doesn't cry, probably doesn't have a soul either. Watch it free at DramaFever. [http://www.dramafever.com/drama/161/Autumn_In_My_Heart/]

Blurb for The Man From Nowhere: Cha Tae Shik (Won Bin) leads a quiet, anti-social life by operating a small pawn shop. Every so often the outside world intrudes upon his life in the form of So Mi (Kim Sae Ron), the little girl next door whose mother is a heroin addict. When So Mi's mother steals drugs from a fearsome drug lord, she and her daughter are subsequently kidnapped. Using his powerful combat skills to his advantage, Tae Shik will do anything to save So Mi.
feygan: (yami - hand on face)
I finally saw Kick-Ass 2 and I was so disappointed.
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I'm late getting out Jagged Blade. Why? Because that's how I am.

I set up what stories and vignettes were going to go in, but I'm having second thoughts about some selections. There's a few pieces I want to remove and a few I want to add, which involves some cleaning up and rearrangement of the index.

Still, I'm proud of how things are coming together. I think it's going to work.

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I've about got updates ready for "Rolling In the Deep," "Faster Than the Speed of Love," and "Little Bit Strange But Still Special."

Real life has kept me from working on some stories, but I haven't given up. I'm still plugging away at my WIPS. I'm just really slow about it.
feygan: (brony)
Anyone recognize these two movies?

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] harperkingsley at Remember that Rodney Downey Jr movie where he's reincarnated w/his previous memories intact?
=POSSIBLE SPOILERS, and I am totally live-blogging my thoughts as I look shit up. =
These are movies that I'm thinking about, but can't find. HABO?

He was a super working machine that really loved his wife and daughter. He dies and goes to heaven where he's supposed to have his memories removed before he's reincarnated. He freaks and jumps into the machine to keep from having the memories of his wife removed.

He ends up meeting her, RDJ makes some crazy ass faces, and there's a pseudo-happy ending that I don't really remember, but that I think might have made me cry.

It was kind of a movie made before its time.

MOVIE: Chances Are (1989) [Thank you [livejournal.com profile] forcryinoutloud]
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Cybill Shepherd, Ryan O'Neal, Mary Stewart Masterson, Christopher McDonald

Which gets me thinking of this other movie that was made before it's time, and was like a complete re-imaging of Robert A Heinlein's "I Will Fear No Evil."

Basically the MC is a real d-bag that uses women and tosses them aside. So he gets zapped and wakes up as a woman (MC's like "holy shizz, where's my biz?" and her expression) there was something about the story that I really enjoyed. I mean, people bad mouth it, but that movie found a place in my head so when I did read "I Will Fear No Evil," I completely got it.

They took different routes to reach the same goal. Two men that underwent a surprise genderbender that can't comedically be reversed. The MC's both experience a shift from being self-entitled white guys to being attractive women, and they don't do most of that stupid stuff that shows up in other movies. They realize that they're going to stay as women and they adapt to their lives and eventually find real love.

It makes me wonder if in the movie he was so 80s-antigay and self-hating, that the only way he could realize he was in love with his best friend was to become a woman. *Tacking that concept away. Possible future project.*

There were parts in the movie where I was laughing, and other parts where I felt like I was about to cry. I want to remember it as this really great movie, but maybe it was terrible and I'm going to get shocked like I was when I rewatched "Pop-Eye" as an adult.

I don't remember, but did MC give birth to himself? Is that what happened at the end, because that's really existestential.

Anyway, I can't remember the name of the movie, but I think it was really badly labled. It wasn't really a comedy, though there was some romance there. The MC had to fall in love with herself first before she could fall in love with anyone else.

MOVIE: (habo?)

BTW, just mentioning a tear-jerker of an absolutely beautiful love movie: What Dreams May Come.
feygan: (Yami-yay)
I just saw "The King's Speech" and I have to say that it was a truly excellent movie. I had wanted to see it since the first trailer aired but I got a little nervous when all the awards started coming out. There's been way too many times where a movie wins a bunch of awards, but I end up disappointed when I watched it.

"The King's Speech" did not disappoint. I might never watch it again and I will not be listing it as one of my all time favorite movies, but it was still incredibly good. It's just one of those movies that should be seen at least once.

Colin Firth did an incredible job as King George VI. And as usual Helena Bonham Carter was absolutely charming, you know, except for that time in Sweeney Todd when she was all crazy and stuff :)
feygan: (tribe_strapped)
"What's happening? What's going on?"

I don't know, but I'm sure I'd relate to you more if you took a few acting lessons and came back with more of a plot.

The premise of the story is good--and that's about it. I was left sadly disappointed by a movie that was way over-hyped, and they way under-done.

"M. Night Shyamalan's first R-rated movie..." and that's all that can be said for it.

Watch the trailers. Those are the best parts of the movie right there.

Spoilers )

My recommendation for this movie? If you really have to see it, save your $7-12 per person and rent it on DVD from Redbox.
feygan: (tribe_strapped)
"What's happening? What's going on?"

I don't know, but I'm sure I'd relate to you more if you took a few acting lessons and came back with more of a plot.

The premise of the story is good--and that's about it. I was left sadly disappointed by a movie that was way over-hyped, and they way under-done.

"M. Night Shyamalan's first R-rated movie..." and that's all that can be said for it.

Watch the trailers. Those are the best parts of the movie right there.

Spoilers )

My recommendation for this movie? If you really have to see it, save your $7-12 per person and rent it on DVD from Redbox.
feygan: (dannymoog)
I have just one word to describe this movie: lame.

By the end I was just happy to have it all over and I actually left the theater infuriated by the amount of disappointment I experienced. Wow, that's like two hours of my life I'm never getting back.

This movie is totally a renter, not a buyer.

feygan: (dannymoog)
I have just one word to describe this movie: lame.

By the end I was just happy to have it all over and I actually left the theater infuriated by the amount of disappointment I experienced. Wow, that's like two hours of my life I'm never getting back.

This movie is totally a renter, not a buyer.

feygan: (Ken_music)
Title: The Monster a.k.a. Home Sweet Home
Starring: Shu Qi and Alex Fong, Tam Chun-Ho
Summary: A young family moves into a nice Hong Kong high rise and things immediately begin to go badly for them. They're only there for a short time--maybe a week--when their three year old son Chi Lo is abducted. The mother frantically searches for her son after the police have given up after only a few weeks. Some of her actions during her search--falling through the ceiling, buying a big rottweiler, etc--have some of the other inhabitants of her building thinking that she's just some crazy woman. But she is certain that some strange, rag-wearing woman has taken her son and she's not going to stop until she gets him back.

Opinion: Though this movie is classed as a "horror" movie, it would be a mistake to try and judge it by the same criteria as the usual Chinese horror movies ("The Eye," "Gu-On," etc.) And even though some parts were a tad overdramatic, it was still very interesting and I actually became very sympathetic of "the monster."

I would recommend watching this movie, just don't rate it on the basis of the usual horror movies. Don't go into it blind and prepare yourself to be moved to tears over the plight of the supposed villain.
feygan: (dannymoog)
I just saw the unrated version of Hitman and there are just a few things I have to mention.

For one thing, the hitmen in the movie don't actually seem to be genetically modified superhumans. They are orphans and castaway kids that are taken in by the Order and trained into killing machines. So why does the beginning sequence, with the children being trained, feature kid-Max and the other X-5s from Manticore receiving their training? That's right, this movie basically recycled scenes from the TV series Dark Angel for the training time.

The girl in the movie, Katya (?) was actually incredibly beautiful, I will give you that. She totally made me want to get myself a facial tattoo of a little dragon and wander around in trashy little outfits. Other than that though? She was basically just a decorative piece that pouted around and had a few comments to throw out there.

Agent 47 went about his business of killing people and that was basically it. The plot was a little shady, though there were some shooting, slashing, blowing up scenes that will probably entertain the action-set.

In all, not a bad movie. Though I'm not saying it's a good one either... I rate it 3 out of 10.
feygan: (dannymoog)
I just saw the unrated version of Hitman and there are just a few things I have to mention.

For one thing, the hitmen in the movie don't actually seem to be genetically modified superhumans. They are orphans and castaway kids that are taken in by the Order and trained into killing machines. So why does the beginning sequence, with the children being trained, feature kid-Max and the other X-5s from Manticore receiving their training? That's right, this movie basically recycled scenes from the TV series Dark Angel for the training time.

The girl in the movie, Katya (?) was actually incredibly beautiful, I will give you that. She totally made me want to get myself a facial tattoo of a little dragon and wander around in trashy little outfits. Other than that though? She was basically just a decorative piece that pouted around and had a few comments to throw out there.

Agent 47 went about his business of killing people and that was basically it. The plot was a little shady, though there were some shooting, slashing, blowing up scenes that will probably entertain the action-set.

In all, not a bad movie. Though I'm not saying it's a good one either... I rate it 3 out of 10.
feygan: (bryson on the ramp)
From the trailers I wasn't one-hundred percent sure what this movie was about... but I wanted to see it.

Basically, two kids find a box washed up on the beach. Inside are various "toys," including the sentient bunny Mimzy (though only the little girl can hear him talk, all we get are warbling murmurs.) Both children have their brains enhanced so they can complete a mission to save the world.

"The Last Mimzy" was actually a fairly intelligent movie. A bit of spiritualism to counteract the sci-fi, and a pervasive message about "we can save the future." The beginning sequence highlights our over-reliance on technology at the cost of the human experience, though they go by the "show, not tell" method so it's not too heavy handed and they never actually come out and say there's too many tech-toys in our lives and not enough humanity.

You'll like this movie if you liked:
-A.I
-Bicentennial Man
-D.A.R.Y.L
-E.T.

Age group: about 5+. I took Bryson, and though he liked a lot of it, he got a bit squirmy because there wasn't a whole lot of little kid entertainment.
feygan: (bryson on the ramp)
From the trailers I wasn't one-hundred percent sure what this movie was about... but I wanted to see it.

Basically, two kids find a box washed up on the beach. Inside are various "toys," including the sentient bunny Mimzy (though only the little girl can hear him talk, all we get are warbling murmurs.) Both children have their brains enhanced so they can complete a mission to save the world.

"The Last Mimzy" was actually a fairly intelligent movie. A bit of spiritualism to counteract the sci-fi, and a pervasive message about "we can save the future." The beginning sequence highlights our over-reliance on technology at the cost of the human experience, though they go by the "show, not tell" method so it's not too heavy handed and they never actually come out and say there's too many tech-toys in our lives and not enough humanity.

You'll like this movie if you liked:
-A.I
-Bicentennial Man
-D.A.R.Y.L
-E.T.

Age group: about 5+. I took Bryson, and though he liked a lot of it, he got a bit squirmy because there wasn't a whole lot of little kid entertainment.
feygan: (bryson in the garden)
I went into this movie totally cold. Lots of people have said that they read the book as a child, or they've heard the story before, but I honestly had no idea what I was in for.

From the trailers, I was kind of expecting a Narnia-esque fantasy story. Two kids cross over into a fantasy world and have to solve some kind of problem or other. Instead... well, I cried watching this movie. Because even with the kids' imaginations running wild, I was sucked into what was happening.

I left the theater feeling strangely like a kid again. I was sad, but at the same time kind of freed somehow. The night air was sweeter than it had been for a long time and there was just a little more magic in the world.

You'll like this movie if you liked:
-Where the Red Fern Grows (book)
-My Girl (movie)
-Chronicles of Narnia (books)

Age Group: tweens, teens. I took Bryson with me, but after an hour he didn't even pretend to try and sit still anymore. Showed no interest in the movie other than the few scenes of Terabithia.
feygan: (bryson in the garden)
I went into this movie totally cold. Lots of people have said that they read the book as a child, or they've heard the story before, but I honestly had no idea what I was in for.

From the trailers, I was kind of expecting a Narnia-esque fantasy story. Two kids cross over into a fantasy world and have to solve some kind of problem or other. Instead... well, I cried watching this movie. Because even with the kids' imaginations running wild, I was sucked into what was happening.

I left the theater feeling strangely like a kid again. I was sad, but at the same time kind of freed somehow. The night air was sweeter than it had been for a long time and there was just a little more magic in the world.

You'll like this movie if you liked:
-Where the Red Fern Grows (book)
-My Girl (movie)
-Chronicles of Narnia (books)

Age Group: tweens, teens. I took Bryson with me, but after an hour he didn't even pretend to try and sit still anymore. Showed no interest in the movie other than the few scenes of Terabithia.
feygan: (goth)
Why the hell do I do this to myself? I'm currently watching "Saw III" and all I can say is "Yeesh."

I am not really one for the gore and the thought of limbs being cut off or mutilated really and truly turns my stomach. So why do I let myself watch movies like Saw and Hostel? They totally freak me the hell out, and not really in a good way.

I think the popularity of sadistic torture movies is really a sign of the times. It's the end of the world, baby, and even though we're having a super good time... we are really not fine. Maybe we really are the artisans of our own bleak fate, the destroyers of our own humanity and all in the name of brainless entertainment and sexual pleasure.

The fact that I will probably see Hostel 2 actually sickens me, but I can't look away from the horror.

BTW, movies like the Ring make me laugh. "Here, there's this movie that will kill you if you watch it." "Great, put it right to the top of my Netflix queue."
feygan: (goth)
Why the hell do I do this to myself? I'm currently watching "Saw III" and all I can say is "Yeesh."

I am not really one for the gore and the thought of limbs being cut off or mutilated really and truly turns my stomach. So why do I let myself watch movies like Saw and Hostel? They totally freak me the hell out, and not really in a good way.

I think the popularity of sadistic torture movies is really a sign of the times. It's the end of the world, baby, and even though we're having a super good time... we are really not fine. Maybe we really are the artisans of our own bleak fate, the destroyers of our own humanity and all in the name of brainless entertainment and sexual pleasure.

The fact that I will probably see Hostel 2 actually sickens me, but I can't look away from the horror.

BTW, movies like the Ring make me laugh. "Here, there's this movie that will kill you if you watch it." "Great, put it right to the top of my Netflix queue."
feygan: (stealing carebears)
I just watched Battle Royale 1 and 2. The first movie was brutal, but actually kind of good. The second one... well, it was way over the top, confusing, a lot of the action was pretty pointless and it kind of took away from the first movie with its preaching about the evils of adults and all that jazz. Plus, the hair in the second movie was very Mad Max/The Tribe.

Battle Royale 1-- movie to watch
Battle Royale 2-- the sequel that went too far

BTW, BR2 was very over-acted and ended without a real ending, if you know what I mean.

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