Memery.

Feb. 20th, 2015 07:40 pm
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I am only following the instructions:

Ask me for a letter and I'll give you one. Then you can fill out these questions on your own blog.


I was given the letter S by [livejournal.com profile] frenchani - let's see how challenging this is going to be.

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The letter S for this was kindly provided by [personal profile] oursin as well as the format.

Stuff )

If you want a letter - or comment on naming trends etc. please use the comments section to tell me all about it.

Watching.

Mar. 26th, 2013 10:39 am
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It turns out that the biggest project of the holidays is to get the kid to sleep in his own bed again and go there at a reasonable hour. Yes, an early bedtime and a daily routine are meant to be oh-so important, but this goes all out the window when you're travelling around a lot, not to forget that sometimes it's good for the grown-ups to have a kid snuggle up to them. Also, he had the knack of tiring himself out in kindergarten and not getting enough of a nap there and then falling asleep in the early evening. And yes, we tried keeping him awake, but he manages to nod off mid-play. Rousing him: not a good idea. Either doesn't work or you have a screaming kid on your hands.

While you were sleeping )
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Sometimes these things just happen and you can't quite believe that they are real:

A group of older students hang around in front of the school gates, smoking and discussing fisting. One girl loudly asks: Have you seen this video where a woman has stuck her whole arm up another woman's pussy? Do you think that's a fake?

I was reminded of Chasing Amy, but I think there the conversation wasn't quite so public. On a set of swings?

Curiousity in these sorts of things is quite natural and as to access to porn videos? That's what the internet and smartphones are there for, right?

But what really had me banging my head against the wall is the group of immature boys who somehow think that doing Hitler salutes and shouting Sieg Heil is intrinsically funny. It's bad enough inside the school, but you certainly should not do this standing at the fence to the rival school next door during a big snowball fight.

I can't.
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Not sure whether anyone is interested and/or willing and/or able to read, but here is a linkspam of German newspaper and magazine reviews of The Avengers.

Once again, I am reminded that review writing says a lot about the reviewer and their need to sound clever.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Focus

Die Welt

FAZ

Spiegel Online
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I mentioned in my short Avengers post that I had read a German review with which I had some issues for exhibiting cluelessness.

The reviewer mentioned that the requisite big action sequence is set in "disaster film capital number one New York":

Dass in New York mal echte Wolkenkratzer einstürzten, scheint das US-Action-Kino inzwischen völlig verdrängt zu haben.


Here he is accusing the film (and its viewers) of having forgotten about 9/11 when real skyscrapers fell and in the next sentence he qualifies his statement somewhat by saying that it is silly to criticize the movie-makers for being disrespectful of the dead because this is not a serious film.

Yes, it's a popcorn movie, but how clueless can you get? Does he really think that it does not resonate with Americans when spoilers )

Please, Mr Critic, you don't need to leave your brain behind when watching a movie about superheroes, especially if it is one directed and written by Joss Whedon.

Avengers.

May. 2nd, 2012 06:33 pm
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Not quite coherent enough for a full review, but here is my reaction with a few comments thrown in.

Spoiler-freeish )

As a whole: Popcorn movie at its best.
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So, Thursday and Friday we actually went to a real-life totally old-fashioned multiplex cinema. In the Netherlands. When my colleagues ask me about where I went on holiday I'm going to say that I spent two nights in Holland.

Last time I went to the cinema was the local shoebox, which is very cozy, but as I was herding a bunch of kids, it wasn't actually much fun. The film was a German A Knight's Tale only with Goethe instead of knights - slight hyperbole, I know. And I won't tell you about the time before that, because it's honest-to-god embarrassing how long I went without seeing the inside of a cinema. That new Bond film has been delayed for an awfully long time, hasn't it?

First, let me just celebrate and squee the experience of going to a moviehouse to see a film (yes, I'm mixing BE and AE to my heart's content) and the excitement of not knowing whether you'd still get tickets and didn't just drive roughly 35 km in vain. We got the tickets and thus I saw Cabin in the Woods on Friday the 13th with lots of Dutch people, a surprisingly high numbers of which were girls probably lured by the male actor hunks, and some Germans who'd come even further than we did, judging from the licence plates in the parking garage.

On to the films - spoiler-lite: )
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So, yep, nipped across the border to go to the movies where we watched "The Hunger Games" - which was a solid adaptation of the book, if a little long.

Also, this poster: )

We also went to the much-publicized Designer Outlet Store which is an old army barracks disneyfied with a outdoor shopping mall full of fake houses and pedestrian area where I got a black trench-coat for a bargain prize. Yes, there is a certain irony to buying a piece of clothing that was once designed for the military on what used to be army territory.

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