Yesterday I drove down to iulia
's and we wound up watching three movies together.
First we went out with her husband to see Cowboys and Aliens
, which I adored, for lo, my needs are simple: Daniel Craig wore chaps and had a blaster gun and was a morally ambiguous badass woobie. The dog didn't die. SOLD.
The hilarious part of going to see Cowboys and Aliens
was this: I have a full-body startle reflex that kicks in when I'm watching movies. I think it mostly only happens in the theater, where I get sufficiently immersed in what I'm watching. When there is OMG UNEXPECTED ALIEN, I jump in my seat and throw both arms up to face-height. The hilarious part is this: I also had that exact same physical reaction during the previews, when there was OMG UNEXPECTED ALEXANDER SKARSGARD in the trailer for Battleship
(Nice, lovely, Navy guy OMG YAY
unexpected Alexander Skarsgard, just so we're clear. But I had exactly the same startle reaction anyway.)
(Also amusing, I think there were True Blood
fans sitting a little way behind us, because toward the end of the trailer I heard "It looks
like him. But isn't he Swedish?")
Secondly we went back to Iulia's and watched a DVD I had checked out of the library and must remember to return tomorrow: I Love You Phillip Morris
a) This is a scrweball comedy (based on true events) about the epic gay love of Jim Carrey's character for Ewan McGregor's character. THEY FALL IN LOVE WHEN THEY MEET IN PRISON. THEY WRITE EACH OTHER LETTERS. THERE IS RUNNING ALONG A FENCE YELLING AT THE PRISON BUS. THERE ARE LOVELY GUYS DOING STUPID, STUPID THINGS FOR LOVE. EWAN MCGREGOR DOES AN ADORABLE SOUTHERN ACCENT. THERE IS SOMETHING SORT OF FASCINATING GOING ON WITH THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EX-WIFE, I MIGHT EVENTUALLY HAVE THINKY THOUGHTS WHEN I STOP CAPSLOCKING.
b) WHY IS THERE NO FIC FOR THIS MOVIE ON THE AO3 YET. WHYYYYYYYYY.
c) Due to a certain affinity of tone, Iulia and I have already plotted out a crossover with The Big Lebowski
Thirdly we watched X-Men: First Class
in an unspecified but totally not illegal way.
ERIK LEHNSHERR ILU. WHAT WAS I JUST SAYING ABOUT MANPAIN AND HOT HOT COMPETENCE.
Then this morning I read my first piece of XMFC fic, What Not to Expect When You're Not Expecting
and now I fear I have been ruined for all other fic, in this fandom or possibly all fandoms ever. <3________<3
But, you know. Feel free to rec me things that will prove me wrong.