Oh wow

Apr. 22nd, 2011 05:05 pm
changeyourstars8: (donateJDM.org)
"Win a visit to the Magic City set and lunch with Jeff for you and a friend!

That's right. In appreciation for the incredible support his fans have shown through DonateJDM.org for the past 3 years, Jeff is donating a set visit to his new series Magic City and LUNCH WITH HIM for auction this year. The auction item will include 2 nights hotel lodging in Miami for the winning fan and their guest, a set visit to see Jeff working on Magic City, lunch with him, and much more. This item will KICK OFF the DonateJDM.org Great Jeffrey Dean Morgan Birthday Auction next week (rather than finish it), so keep your eyes peeled to the DonateJDM.org website and Twitter feed (@DonateJDM) for more details."

People, please tell me that it would not be a good idea to sell my internal organs on the black market to earn money for this.

**WANT**

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Oh wow

Apr. 22nd, 2011 05:05 pm
changeyourstars8: (Donate JDM)
"Win a visit to the Magic City set and lunch with Jeff for you and a friend!

That's right. In appreciation for the incredible support his fans have shown through DonateJDM.org for the past 3 years, Jeff is donating a set visit to his new series Magic City and LUNCH WITH HIM for auction this year. The auction item will include 2 nights hotel lodging in Miami for the winning fan and their guest, a set visit to see Jeff working on Magic City, lunch with him, and much more. This item will KICK OFF the DonateJDM.org Great Jeffrey Dean Morgan Birthday Auction next week (rather than finish it), so keep your eyes peeled to the DonateJDM.org website and Twitter feed (@DonateJDM) for more details."

People, please tell me that it would not be a good idea to sell my internal organs on the black market to earn money for this.

**WANT**
changeyourstars8: (Default)
DUDE, PIRANHA OPENS WITH RICHARD DREYFUSS IN A LITTLE BOAT FISHING AND SINGING "SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME". I DON'T EVEN CARE IF THE REST OF THE MOVIE SUCKS, IT IS MINE

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DUDE, PIRANHA OPENS WITH RICHARD DREYFUSS IN A LITTLE BOAT FISHING AND SINGING "SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME". I DON'T EVEN CARE IF THE REST OF THE MOVIE SUCKS, IT IS MINE

WHEEE

Apr. 1st, 2011 08:52 pm
changeyourstars8: (JDM 2)
So I wasn't quite sure what movie to watch tonight. Went through our (147) Netflix instant queue movies, none really jumped out. Went to the Family Video website-- and there under "new releases" is The Resident.

Now to find chocolate.
changeyourstars8: (Inner Dork)
Favorite Super Bowl commercial: Cowboys and Aliens. Don't really care that it's less than halfway through the game, I'm 99.9% sure my answer will be the same at the end of it. :-)


ETA: But the Darth Vader kid comes in a very close second.

Snippets

Feb. 1st, 2011 08:57 am
changeyourstars8: (Spencer)
-- Three days ago, it was seventy degrees here. Now we've got about a foot of snow. Yay Kansas!

-- We just rented the miniseries Alice . . . I am totally in love with it. As in, I would write fanfiction if I had the time love. Also, Andrew Lee Potts is completely adorable.

-- Conversation my father had with Kaylee yesterday:

Dad: "So are you and Ian still planning to take over the world when you get older?"
Kaylee: "Uh-huh."
Dad: "Any new plans for how to do it?"
Kaylee: "Uh-huh."
Dad: "Can the rest of us get in on these plans?"
Kaylee (complete with Very Serious Look): "No."

-- Day 9:

Safe Shelter
From their website:

"SAFE Shelter is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to victims of domestic violence and their children. Open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, the shelter offers 48 beds, all meals and clothes and other services, all at no charge to clients.

The shelter first opened its doors to victims in Savannah in 1979. Since then, thousands have come and gone through its doors, seeking relief from the violence in their own homes. The shelter maintains partnerships with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, Chatham County Sheriff’s Department, Rape Crisis Center, Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center, Chatham County Victim Witness Assistance Program and other local agencies dedicated to providing services to women and children."
changeyourstars8: (Watchmen)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, and a whole lot of things going kaboom. This movie was tailor-made for me.



changeyourstars8: (Spencer)
Just watched 500 Days of Summer and I am in love. For once, a romantic comedy that I like! Probably because it's not exactly a 'romantic' comedy. ;-)

A few spoilers follow:

**********


They took a lot of the romance cliches and played with them-- esp. the solemn, emo-type guy (I was a bit surprised that Zach Braff wasn't playing the Joseph Gordon-Levitt part. There were several times in the movie where Chris and I were saying, "Seriously, JD, is that you?") and the impulsive Manic Pixie Dream Girl, only instead of having her be juuust quirky enough to win him over and then switch to more traditional as soon as he wanted that, she actually said what she meant, stuck by it, and expected him to respect her words.

There was the date with the new girl where he spends the entire time whining about his last relationship, and instead of giving him any sympathy she flat-out says, "So let me get this straight. She didn't take advantage of you, and in fact told you at the start she wasn't looking for anything serious?"

Also, how much did I love what they did with the bar fight cliche? Starts with a guy pestering her, when she won't take the bait he moves on to "I can't believe this guy is your boyfriend!!" and when the 'boyfriend' punches him for it and gets soundly whomped in return, Summer doesn't give him any "ohhh, poor baby, you were so brave!" stuff. And then when he whines about that, and how "I just got beaten up for you!" she just gives him a look and says, "Ohhh, that was for my benefit, was it?" I just about cheered.

((this is the closest I have to a 500 Days icon at the moment. Which by the way, his character should've been in the movie more, but hey))

I just thought it was an interesting way to play it to have it told from his perspective, but not have him be the sympathetic protagonist, if that makes sense.

Oh. And I loved the "expectations"/"reality" split-screen.

Spoilers done!

************

Speaking of movies, I know Taking Woodstock is out and so that's next up on my list, partly because it sounds like a fun story and also because Jeffrey Dean Morgan is in it, albeit apparently briefly. I do want to see The Accidental Husband, but that one does seem to be a more traditional romantic comedy and therefore my desire to see a new JDM movie is warring with the knowledge that I'll probably spend 3/4 of the thing gritting my teeth.

Also, when Shutter Island comes out I am so asking mom and dad to babysit for a couple of hours, because if the movie is anything like the book that one'll be worth ticket price at the theater. I just stayed up until about 1:00 last night finishing the novel and Dennis Lehane is an evil evil brilliant man.
changeyourstars8: (Dancing Through Life)
Just saw Mamma Mia! the other night. So much fun (huge dance numbers! Brightly colored clothes! Bouncy music! Meryl Streep being awesome!). My only problem with it was I wish they would've cast Ewan McGregor as Sam instead. Yes, I know he cannot be cast in every single musical made, but darnit, they should try. Pierce Brosnan just looked uncomfortable with the whole singing thing.
changeyourstars8: (Rachel Weisz)
So my nephew's over visiting for the night, and we rented a few kid-appropriate movies for him (Hellboy and the sequel count, right?). ;-)

We also rented Fred Claus, partly because Rachel Weisz is in it and she is, of course, beyond awesome. Imagine my incredibly pleased surprise when Jeffrey Dean Morgan made a brief appearance partway through as the guy who tries to make a date with her character after she gives him a ticket.

Me-- "Self, your eleven-year old nephew is sitting a few feet away. You are not to make any handcuff jokes. Stop it."

I managed to refrain from my usual perviness, but I did spend most of the rest of the movie writing alternate scenarios of their date and whatnot in my head. See title-- biggest dork ever.

I couldn't help it, though; as soon as they were both onscreen all logic processes were toast.

((movie was cute, btw. Now if I can just have the two of them in a movie together where they share more than a minute of screentime. . .))
changeyourstars8: (P.S. I Love You)
Guess who just got her copy of Dead and Breakfast in the mail? Zombie movie + Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Yays. :-D
changeyourstars8: (Bellatrix)
That. Was. Awesome.

My brother went to our midnight showing, the lucky little freak, but since Chris was at work I didn't have anybody to watch Kaylee, and I didn't think the other theatergoers would appreciate that one. lol

We got home and watched the first one (since neither mom nor dad had seen it yet). Going to watch the second again when Ashley and Amanda visit, so far as I know. And they showed a trailer for Watchmen! I managed to stay in my seat instead of poinging around the theater, so I'm proud of myself.

I can't wait to see it again. It was so much fun, didn't feel like close to three hours at all, and Heath Ledger definitely made me want to play Harley Quinn. ;-) (okay, so I've always wanted to play her because she's a psychopathic hyper mess and I adore her. But you get my point)

And speaking of awesome things, off to see if the third segment for Dr. Horrible is up today. :-)
changeyourstars8: (Dancing Through Life)
-- thought processes after watching P.S. I Love You.


Hormones: "Hellllll-lo."
Brain: "Oh, not again. Now what?"
Hormones: "How did I get through two seasons of Supernatural without noticing that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is hot?"
Brain: "Easy. You were too busy ogling Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki."
Hormones: "Still. I should be better at multitasking by now. And speaking of multitasking, Gerard Butler isn't half bad either. . ."
Brain: "No. You stop it right now; I mean it."
Hormones: "What?"
Brain: "Every time you find somebody else to squeak over you end up wasting time on a Google images search and we have too much to do today."
Hormones: "Yeah? Like what?"
Brain: "Laundry and dishes, and the CDs and DVDs need organized, and of course Kaylee needs to be fed and changed, and some recipes need typed up, and we really should hang up those pictures that have been sitting on the shelf for--" *collapses under weight of list* "Help."
Hormones: "Sure thing. In a few minutes."
Brain: "I hate you."
Hormones: "I can handle that." *skips off to Google*

Nnnnn.

Apr. 9th, 2008 08:58 pm
changeyourstars8: (Joaquin Phoenix)
I've just spent the past I don't know how long uploading files, resizing images, reorganizing my graphics folder (500+ images with no categories whatsoever? Hi, headache waiting to happen) and you know what I feel like now? This:



So we're off to see if we can find a copy of Reservation Road. Which will most likely depress the hell out of me, but still: new Joaquin Phoenix movie.

Movies!

Jan. 18th, 2008 08:46 pm
changeyourstars8: (True Romance)
Went to the rental store with Chris and Devin for one of our monthly 'yay crappy horror movies' fests (today's selections-- some incredibly cheesy looking thing called The Slaughter, and Hatchet) and we rented Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door for Devin-- I'm not exactly up for something that grim right now, and neither is Chris, but my brother is carrying on my teenage tradition well. ;-)

Anyway, walked into the store and saw on their new releases list that they have both He Was a Quiet Man and Love Lies Bleeding.

So of course I make a beeline, only to find that the universe is pulling one of those conspiring-against-me things again and both movies are out.

Chris: "I know what you're thinking."
Me: *I certainly hope not*
Chris: "You cannot camp out in front of the movie drop box."
Me: "Just for a little while?"

I think that's one of the many things I love about being a fan-- mental time travel. I'm a 26-year old married mother now, and I can be having a blah day, but then I find out that I have a couple of new movies of his to watch very soon and I'm immediately right back to being fifteen and practically skipping down the street as I'm walking home with dad from seeing Broken Arrow, chattering on about 'that was such a fun movie and we have to rent that as soon as it's out so Jenny can see it too if she hasn't already and heeeey I wonder who that guy was', as my poor father was surely thinking 'oh god she's discovered hormones help'.

See? Massive run-on sentences. Proof right there. ;-)

Anyway, I'm going to go eat junk food and laugh at bad horror movies and zone out. My kind of evening.
changeyourstars8: (True Romance)
The morning so far:

Kaylee: *shrieks*
Me: *fixes bottle*
Kaylee: *is not impressed. wails*
Me: *changes diaper*
Kaylee: *now really hates my guts. screams*
Me: *sings*
Kaylee: *not placated. cries*
Me: *rocks*
Kaylee: *imitates an air raid siren*
Me: *quickly puts in Casino Royale as part of new therapy-- 'dealing with "why won't she stop crying" worry through movies with eye candy and lots of explosions'*
Kaylee: *stops crying and stares at the screen*
Me: "Oh yeah. Definitely my kid."
changeyourstars8: (Ralph Fiennes)
Isn't it nice how the right movie at exactly the right time can just make the day perfect? Of course, I was already in a good mood (see entry below) and then Chris and I went to the rental store and I found out that the After Dark Horrorfest movies are out on DVD. I'd wanted to go to the Horrorfest itself, but we couldn't afford it. So we picked one up, and plan on having a marathon of creepy indie movies this Friday. *S*

The other one we picked up was The White Countess, which we just got done watching, and I'm so on cloud nine. It's a Merchant/Ivory romantic drama set in 1936 Shanghai, with Ralph Fiennes and Natasha Richardson. Normally I'm not one for romantic dramas, since they tend to have some kind of big tragic ending that leaves me depressed for the rest of the day, but my inner fangirl demanded I give this one a try. It's a little over two hours long but I wanted it to be longer because I wanted to spend a bit more time with all the characters. And the costumes . . . want. Poor Chris. ;-)

Me: "I'm going to learn to sew just so I can make that dress. And look at that hat! I love it."
Chris: "You what?"
Me: "I love it; it's cute."
Chris: "It looks like someone left half an eggshell on top of her head."
Me: "This is me blissfully ignoring you. After the movie we should go hat shopping."
Chris: "Ohh boy."

And now, time to wait for LOST.
changeyourstars8: (Supernatural)
Edy's Thin Mint Cookie ice cream is officially one of the best things ever. Which means, of course, that it's a limited edition. Ah well. I'm already hooked, so it's clearly time to stock up and then eat all of it within a week.

If I buzz around like a hummingbird on crack over the next few days, now you all know why.

At least the hyperactivity helps make me productive. Finished a submission for the latest issue of Unlined. Have a story in mind for the new novel Kath and I are writing; think I can get it done tomorrow afternoon. Or maybe tonight if I stay up late enough, which I really shouldn't because I have work in the morning, but we'll see.

We visited the rental store (yet again) this afternoon, and I picked up some odd little horror movie called Devour solely because Jensen Ackles is in it. I've gone fangirl again. I don't even want to know how many guys are in my mental harem by now. A lot.

Misc.

Feb. 13th, 2007 11:40 am
changeyourstars8: (Bring it on)
We really need to get the gas gauge on our truck fixed. It's stuck on empty. Been that way for a while now, but yesterday we finally overestimated how much gas was in the tank and ran out about six blocks away from the gas station. Fun times. :-)

Chris bought me a couple of books I picked out for Valentine's Day-- a dessert cookbook and a book of baby names. Both of which I have way too many of already. Name books and cookbooks are addictions of mine, I swear. I'm going to be getting him a pair of steel-toed boots for a present after I get paid.

Might go see Hannibal Rising tonight; haven't decided yet. I'm about ten pages into the book.

Speaking of movies, finally got to see Oscar and Lucinda, which I loved. It ended a lot differently than I expected (I was anticipating something sad, because it's a general law of Ralph Fiennes movies that at least one thing will happen to depress the hell out of me), but the way they went about the last half of the movie was a surprise. And I loved their characters so much; the scene where they're having a race to see who can finish scrubbing the floor first is adorable and cute and utterly grinworthy.

In non-grinworthy news, it's looking like I'm not going to be voting for John Edwards. Too bad, but if he won't truly stand up for Amanda, that doesn't give me much hope that he'll stand up for anyone else. I would have absolutely loved it if he'd pointed out these quotes--

“As for the alleged abuse, it’s time to ask some tough questions. First, there is a huge difference between being groped and being raped, so which was it, Mr. Foley? Second, why didn’t you just smack the clergyman in the face? After all, most 15-year-old teenage boys wouldn’t allow themselves to be molested. So why did you?”

"Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. It's not a secret, okay? And I'm not afraid to say it."

-- among others, and then said, "Go ahead, Mr. Donohue, let's talk about offensive language." He would've had my unending loyalty for something like that.

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