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I saw the new Harry Potter movie today and it was so good that I decided to blog about it!.

You know i've seen the last 5 movie installments in this franchise. and I dont remember hating or even really disliking any of them. The first two potter films were nice but not especially memorable (but i could say the same for the first two potter books though I actuallly liked the 2nd one alot) and the 3rd one was filmed in a very interesting way and is possibly my second fave potter film. the 4th one was alot of fun but was basically shot like a major action film. The 5th one had some beautiful shots but the scenes shifted SO fast and the film just felt like all over the place and i barely remember it. But this one is easily my favorite of the bunch and I think is the first harry potter film to really impress me. This film actually MOVED me, the other ones entertained me but this one made me got me in the heart. I cried and I freaked out and I laughed and I was just utterly completely sucked in.

Something wicked AWESOME this way comes.... )

So so much awesome. Basically a great film, I recommend it to EVERYONE, whether you read the books or not but especially if you did. It actually managed to renew my love for Harry Potter for a whole 3 hours. I might even actually read the 7th book now cause I never did (but of course I read all the spoilers) and now I really feel like I wanna know how events proceed now rather than wait the 5 years the next two films will take and yes TWO cause someone had the bright idea of splitting the 7th book into two parts.
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Title is courtesy of the brilliant twisted writer on the true blood staff who decided to name one of the vampire porno flicks on sookie's tv in her texas hotel room with that title. Really the fact that their is vampire porno flicks at all is kind of awesome.

True Blood 2-04
Ok this episode was AWESOME from start to finish. I've been enjoying the season so far but alot of bits of each episode were boring or moved slowly for me. Now that the stories are starting to converge and really get going, the show is becoming much more fast paced and enjoyable. So much crazy shit happened in this ep, and I'm again reminded of why despite the ridiculous stuff that happens this show never takes itself too seriously, it's FUN to watch and when it's not fun it can really be a terrifying horror esque show. I for one enjoy the flexibility in tone.

This shit is BANANAS )

PS: It's a shame there's alot of people not happy about Evan Rachel wood being cast in the show as the queen vampire of Louisiana. I mean she's one of the few actual southern actors! Or maybe I'm just happy about her being there cause she's from my city and state. North Carolina REPRESENT.

Books:

Currently reading "Dont Tempt Me" (among other things) the latest novel out by the awesome Loretta Chase and the second novel in her "fallen women" series, the first being "Your Scandalous Ways" which was about a courtesan and I have not read yet but plan to. I heard alot of mixed reviews about "dont tempt me" and so I worried I wouldnt like it but it's actually rather lovely so far!

My impressions so far )

Frankly I'm happy Chase has started this series cause while I loved Mr Impossible, the rest of the Heroines of the carsington series books (her last series), were kind of boring. They pretty much all had that same stuffy super practical keep their emotions close to the vest thing going even if deep down they were much more lively that particular trait just gets old after a while, and it's cool if it was one heroine or two but pretty much every single one of them was like that (well admittedly not as much bathsheba the heroine of Lord Perfect, though she was nothing extraordinary either), while there was a much greater variation in the personalities of the Carsington brothers. So Chase writing heroines that are alot different from the ones she's had in the past is a very good thing. and Really it's about time the not so pristine and virtuous ladies of romancelandia got some love too!

The next book in this series incidentally is a continuation of Peregrine and Olivia's story. Who were both precocious quirky teenagers back in the Carsington series book "Lord Perfect' and despite being secondary characters in that novel they were what made it worth reading for me. So I am VERY excited to see what happened to them after 8 or some years. Yet another reason to look forward to 2010, it just cant come quick enough for me now.
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Ahhh Anne Stuart, she of the romance thrillers/romantic suspense books. I wouldnt call her a favorite author or even a very good author (though not a bad one either) But she is undoubtedly a guilty pleasure of mine. Her novels are basically CRACK and you shouldnt be doing it and you know it's not good for you & gonna eat away your brain tissue but YOU CANT STOP. I always go through her novels faster than anyone elses. Dunno what that says about me...no wait of course I do. I have a love of dysfunctional couples and love/hate relationships, something stuart is much more likely to explore than most romance novel authors. Bleh at fluffy romances, bleh I say!

Ice Storm = B+
Of the Stuart novels I've read so far I think I've liked this one most. It's part of Stuart's Ice series which focuses on the lives of various operatives to some shady spy organization called "The Council", this is the fourth novel in the series. Get into bed, I can always kill you in the morning ) All in all, Ice storm is a decent read and less dark than Sins and far less irritating than Midnight but still unabashedly unromantic and twisted enough to fulfill anyone's kink for fascination with suffering or an antagonistic couple. and by anyone I do mean me. mmmmm hate!sex.


Ritual Sins = B-
I feel like I shouldnt have liked this story, but I did, quite a bit actually. It was completely fucked up, the power dynamics were skewed, some of the plot developments were right out of a B horror movie or a lifetime tv movie and the hero was an obligatory unapologetic psychotic jackass. but I still had such a blast reading it. It's one of those stories you read where you just turn off your brain and enjoy the very trashy ride.
Luke, part cult leader, part con man, all pyscho meets Rachel a Very Angry Woman ) Basically Ritual Sins is what it is, a creepy thriller with lots of sexual tension and then actual sex, the plot isnt very intelligent and you probably wont be surprised by most of the twists and turns but it manages to keep from being completely predictable. I managed to finish it in a day or so, a fun fast read. Well fun if your idea of fun is stalkers, murders, cults, conspiracies, evil old ladies, homicidal dwarves and sex in the back of a creepy hearse during a violent thunderstorm. Hey man, I dont knock YOUR interests.


A Rose at Midnight = C-
There is so much that went wrong with this story for me that I'm not even sure I know where to start. It's not even that as a book it was really bad, because it wasnt. Although it was miles away from good. "Midnight" started out with such a fabulously dark and interesting premise, the heroine starts out trying to poison the hero who she blames for the horrible demise of her family. So the heroine who is *gasp* french and had the misfortune to be living in france during the time of the revolution, has to watch helplessly as her aristocratic family is sent to the guillotine. Fucked up right? You bet! So of course I was intrigued. Here's where it all goes to shit aka I bitch alot in this review )
Vitriol aside, I will keep reading anne stuart and try to stick to some of her later novels, especially her contemporaries, cause so far those havent been too bad. I will however avoid her historicals like plague for now on. Also I cracked up when the word "cash" was used in this book because uh...I dont think they used that term for money in 19th century England. :x

In un book related news I went to the mall and got myself a dress to wear at my sister's graduation (that my mother insisted I attend, and before anyone gives me the evil eye for being a bad sis and not wanting to attend my lil sister's graduation, let me just say that she doesnt want to go either. We are both hostages! Our mother is forcing us to dress up and converse with stuffy old arab ladies! WILL THE HORRORS NEVER CEASE?) I will take pics of said dress once I actually manage to locate my camera.
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I saw UP in theaters yesterday evening. It was a beautiful beautiful film and just like every other pixar movie before it, it made me cry. But it also made me smile from the bottom of my crooked heart by the end too. Their track record in films is truly amazing, and their brand of story telling so rare in hollywood. Pixar is truly one of the last hold outs in the film industry for good, pure, sincere, honest film-making that can appeal to a wide range of audiences. It's nice to know in this chaotic and uncertain world, you can always count on a pixar movie to be good and heartwarming.

Oh pixar, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways... )

I'd love to hear from my flist about which pixar films are your favorites, so I made a handy dandy little poll here.

[Poll #1408911]

Yes I did just make an entire post about pixar movies. I know know I am so cool right?
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Congratulations [livejournal.com profile] kipani_mariko!


On passing your very difficult exam for getting a Master's degree. I'm so proud ;_; I would throw a party but that would be impossible so instead we can have an imaginary party :D With cake! Yay cake! ohhhh but you hate cake D: dont you....you sadist cake-hater. >(
Ice cream doesnt feel grand enough though...ohhh I know! What about ICE CREAM CAKE? then EVERYONE WINS! Yay Ice cream cake! Now the imaginary party will be a hit!

I did a quiz the earlier today, some personality thing on hello quizy. I'll post it here since I'm already making a post.

Which Elemental beauty am I? )

It's weird, so far I've gotten associated with mercury, air elements and my zodiac is an air sign. I wonder what it all means.

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