Jan. 14th, 2009 12:22 am
thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: HOTUS)
Jackie Chan in Karate Kid Remake.

Just... No.

Hollywood, please stop doing remakes. Someone give them an original idea and stop fucking with my child hood classics, plz.

So far, the remakes I've heard of are My Fair Lady, Rocky Horror Picture Show and now this... not counting all the ones that have already graced the film scene. Just... no.

thescarletwoman: (TV // TWW :: Rabble Rouser)
So, my real reaction of Twilight will come later as I'm about to rush off for the final show of Sweeney Todd (which, btw, has been going decently -- and I'll catch up on comments too. ♥)

But all I have to say is this -- and it's the very, very non-spoiler review.

We lost Half-Blood Prince for THIS?!

Though, my one bright spot: Carlisle. I still want to jump him. *shifty*
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Victor/Victoria :: Hell Hath)
Dear Body,

Yes, I know you're used to me being a night owl. Yes, I wish I could stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning like usual. However, I now have a full time job which means getting up at 8 am, not 11. Thus, please start readjusting yourself so that I'm in bed by 1 -- 2 at the LATEST. This reading in bed until 4am when I finally crash is getting really old.

Also -- giving me the red death this week? If that's your idea of a joke, I'm not laughing.

No love,

Dear Hollywood,

You know, I love that you're bringing back the movie musical. I really do! However, the latest debacle Nine is making me rather pissed off at you. If you're going to make movie musicals please cast KNOWN SINGERS in title roles, particularly when they're insanely vocally demanding.

REALLY no love,
thescarletwoman: (HP // Snape :: Enchant)
Driveby posting:

1. Folks go back to work on Monday. Thank GOD. Cleaning = teh suck. That is all.

2. The Dark Knight is all sorts of awesome. Ten shades of it really. Need to see it again to take in all the little things I couldn't take in the first time around. But I loved it. And Gaz is brilliant. And Bale... take me now plz.

3. I have that massively large post to do for people, but as of right now, this will have to suffice:
If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the Internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

4. [ profile] hp_summersmut is coming along swimmingly! It's shaping up to be a brilliant fest.

5. Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes: be they IMs, txts or comments/posts. I love you guys. *points up to No.3* Yes, I do love you muchly.

6. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY!! I have a job. XD a real, full time with benefits job. *bows* You're looking at the new assistant costume designer at the Playhouse. I'm so completely and totally stoked it's not funny!

♥♥♥ hope everyone's had a brilliant week!
thescarletwoman: (Theatre // Sweeney :: Len Cariou)
So, here comes the unpopular opinion time.

I'm DREADING the release of Sweeney Todd this christmas. Absolutely dreading it.

I don't know when The Trailer was released, but I just saw it today. And I've been weeping since I saw it.

There's dialog. What there hell is dialog doing in Sweeney Todd? The musical is basically an opera, even if Sondheim refuses to apply the name to said show. He looks like, IMO, Edward Scissorhands, only without the scissors. HBC, while I loved her in HP... is no Mrs Lovett. Hell, I don't even care for Patti LuPone as Mrs Lovett to be perfectly honest.

The only good thing about this movie, to be honest, is Alan Rickman.

I lived with this musical for... over a year when I wrote my thesis. It's near and dear to my heart, not only as a pit musician but as a Sondheim fanatic.

It doesn't mean I don't love Johnny Depp. But seriously... he's not Sweeney.

Give me Len Cariou or George Hern ANY day.

And there's no Mrs Lovett but Angela Lansbury.
thescarletwoman: (Beauty // Shrug // raelala)
Well, I went to see The Brothers Grimm this afternoon with Carol, Tim and Jono.

As it just came out, the thoughts are behind an LJ-cut.

The Brothers Grimm )

It's a good flick. I'd say go see it. :)


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