Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Yesterday I worked early at the boring job so I could see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in the evening with TBF, her hubs, and a friend of ours from high school (who should have a better title, but that’s what he gets).

This was me before, at work all day:

This was me during and after:

If there’s one thing you should know about me, I take my time on blog entries, so the Deathly Hallows entry isn’t done cooking yet.

I do, however, have thoughts on the trailers pre-Potter.

The Dark Knight Rises.The-Dark-Knight-Rises

Yeah. No. I’ll watch the real Batman, thanks.



Cowboys and Aliens.


Um. Right. Save your money. Here you go.


Have a real Sci-Fi western.

The trailer for Captain America looks pretty good, I must admit. I’m not a comic buff, but I could see renting the movie and watching it.

Though this may have more to do with Chris Evans’ man boobs.



Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows



I did not, it should be noted, make this noise in the theater.


  1. It's not like we had different reactions to the trailers, but we sort of did...

    The Dark Knight Rises - Yes, the movie is already way overhyped and every fanboy jizzed at the teaser. While I'm less THAT, I'm definitely uber excited for it and God I love that image of the bat symbol against the falling buildings.

    Cowboys and Aliens - I'm a big Daniel Craig fan and while it's no Serenity certainly, it's still a movie about COWBOYS and ALIENS. How can you not be excited especially since someone had the audacity/genius to also cast Harrison Ford in this? It'll probably be a hot mess, but damn if I don't want to see it right now.

    Captain America - We agree on this mostly. I think it's mostly due to me really liking Thor and needing anything Avengers related in my life due to Joss' involvement. But I also think it's going to be good/different. I mean it's set in WW2 which is kind of cool and yes, Evan's body deserves awards.

    Sherlock Holmes - I'm a bit more wary on this. I'm tired of the "Holmes/Watson are really lovers" schtick (not really, but maybe a little) and the trailer was less witty and more EXPLOSIVES AND GUNS AND RDJ IN A DRESS! I'll still see it, but yeah.

  2. Agreeing with Ry on Cowboys and Aliens. I need Harrison to redeem himself after Indy 4, and I too love Mr. Craig. Dark Knight... I'm a little ambivalent.

  3. Okay, Ry, I finally got the comments from the work computer.

    DKR - I REALLY hate Christian Bale as Batman. I hate it like I hate Riley. Seriously, he's awful. It's like he's a parody of what Batman is "supposed" to be. On SNL. I can't take any of his Batman movies seriously, and they make me twitchy.

    C&A - The entire cast can do better than this garbage. Seriously. I'm ashamed of all of them, especially Olivia Wilde. I look forward to the intense bombing of this movie.

    CA - I can't get excited about comic-based movies. But it should be said that with a few notable exceptions, I really enjoy watching them. I just don't seek them out.

    SH - Dude, it's Robert Downey, Jr. There is no rong when he's involved. Ever. I may need to make an "I <3 Robert Downey Jr" blog post just to thoroughly express my adoration for this man.

    And I am perfectly happy with any hoyay vibe from Holmes and Watson.

  4. The sad thing about Nolan's Batman films is that for me Batman is almost an afterthought. I don't have the same anti-Bale feeling as you do, but to me the star of the film had been the city of Gotham (Batman Begins) and the Joker (Dark Knight).

    Sure, the cast could do better. But they've been involved in worse things too I bet. I just have no idea what the film will be about so I'm just intrigued. Plus we need more genre Westerns on screen.

    Captain America was good pulpy fun. Chris Evans was actually cast perfectly for the role. Plus again it's all about the Avengers next year. And I do like comic book films. So Whedon + Marvel = Owns Me.

    As for Holmes, I will still see it. Probably opening weekend. Just wasn't a fan of the trailer in general. It looked like it was trying too hard when they really didn't need to since well it IS RDJ.