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Monty Python and the Holy Grail pattern by Weelittlestitches on Etsy.

This project was a great disappointment for me. The pattern was so cute, but it didn't come with a fabric color suggestion and, left to my own devices, I chose exactly the wrong one. To be fair, every fabric color I looked at was either the exact same color as one of the characters or clashed wildly with one of the other colors. I'd hoped the parchment color was just different enough that the white would show up on it, but I was wrong and had to add some backstitching to all the white bits. Boo.

Anyway, it's done. Click to embiggen.

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Pattern by Cloudsfactory.

This is just a little thing I felt compelled to start on Inauguration Day. For some reason.

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I haven't seen a disaster movie since the '90s, and let's face it, I only saw this because Dylan O'Brien was in it. It was surprisingly good, though. It ran less than two hours, so it wasn't padded with loads of sensationalism or melodrama.

The best part, though, was that Dylan O'Brien shared the screen with a cast that has five Oscar nominations, ten Emmy nominations, and one Emmy win between them and he didn't look out of place. I can't wait for American Assassin.
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Hydra logo


Pattern lifted from the Captain America 2 Sampler by Lpanne.

Apparently stitching on black fabric until I go blind is a thing I do now.

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I would pay actual money to watch a movie where Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes team up to track down and rescue a missing Steve Rogers.
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Filched from [livejournal.com profile] agent_jl36.

Name six movies you can watch any time without ever getting sick of them.

Only six?

Hmm.

1. Airplane!
2. Blazing Saddles
3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
4. Gettysburg
5. Murder By Death
6. Star Wars (the original, unadulterated, Han-shot-first one)
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Total: 13/52 videos


Wow, this was an even bigger epic fail than last year. Apparently there's nothing like making something a goal to get me to ignore it completely.

Stuff I watched in 2014:

TV DVDs/Blu-rays )

Feature Film DVDs/Blu-rays )

Miscellaneous DVDs )
the_other_sandy: Kaleidoscope (Kaleidoscope)
What is it with me and cross stitching chibis lately? I swear I'm working on other things too.

Chibi Cap Magnet.png


Pattern by Cloudsfactory. I intend to make the whole Avengers set someday, but today is not that day.

Chibi Captain America was done on 14 count plastic canvas, and there's a magnet glued to the back.

the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
Total: 20/52 DVDs


Wow, epic fail. This one can be traced to me checking out more DVDs from the library this year (I got hooked on Teen Wolf and Justified, and I also watched a lot more movies than I have in a long time) and making my friends listen to Welcome to Night Vale for a month and a half instead of watching DVDs on our DVD nights.

I'm going to try this again next year, in part because I've started up cross stitching again in a major way recently and I'm determined to finish the medium-sized project I started 10 years ago or so. I've been stitching my way through my TV shows, so hopefully I can squeeze some DVDs in there as well.

Stuff I watched in 2013:

TV DVDs )

Feature Film DVDs )
the_other_sandy: Movie tickets (Movies)




I may have watched this an embarrassing number of times today. Steve, you are one hot BAMF.
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I'm still slowly working my way through my somewhat less gigantic pile of elderly unread magazines. Guess what I found this time? The July 26, 2002, issue of Entertainment Weekly had a big article about a new movie in development called...::drum roll please::...Batman vs. Superman. Yes, this article was published 11 years ago. And one of the actors mentioned as being sought-after to star in it was...Ben Affleck's bestie Matt Damon. ::is entertained::
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So, Harvey Weinstein thinks that Midwesterners are too stupid to watch Snowpiercer and need a special cut of the film to understand it. I wish I were making that up.

Dear Mr. Weinstein,

Have you ever actually been to the Midwest? We have indoor plumbing and electricity and everything. We even manage to congregate in areas called "cities," some of which are of a considerable size and contain things like museums and schools.

So thank you in advance for the "stuff blowed up real good" edition of Bong Joon-ho's SF class struggle allegory, but if you find that it "doesn't play in Peoria," it's not because we're all too stupid to understand it. It's because we're smart enough to wait for the real movie to come out on video.

No love,

Sandy (no, the other one)
the_other_sandy: Black and white TV (TV)
Total: 35/52 DVDs


Oh, well. At least I hit my book goal. And on the plus side, I did watch more DVDs this year than last year, so I think I'll be trying this again.

Stuff I watched in 2012:

TV DVDs )

Feature Film DVDs/Blu-rays )

Miscellaneous DVDs )
the_other_sandy: Yomiko Readman hugging a book (Agt. Paper Chibi)
Stuff I read in 2011:

Books/E-Books )

Graphic Novels/Manga/Manhwa )

Zines )


Stuff I watched in 2011:

DVDs )

Movie Meme

Mar. 3rd, 2011 10:43 pm
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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] viridian5. Films I've seen are bolded, while ones I've seen parts of have asterisks. (That's the way you're supposed to do it anyway. I didn't asterisk anything because I couldn't decide how much of a film I'd have to see to count it. Between my film classes and moving image museums, I've seen from tiny clips to entire scenes of a whole lot of these movies.)

The List )

Hey, Vee, I didn't pan out on it! Total = 153/1079 154/1079.
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About two years ago, Bruce McDonald announced that he was working on three sequels to his 1996 film Hard Core Logo, which starred Callum Keith Rennie (as Billy Tallent) and Hugh Dillon (as Joe Dick), and was hugely popular in the Fraser/Kowalski subset of Due South fandom back in the day.

The first film was supposed to be about Joe and Bucky Haight (originally played by Julian Richings), the second was supposed to be about Joe and Billy, and the third was supposed to be about Joe and Billy's teenage daughters and their band. There were meetings and script readings with CKR and Hugh.

Two of those movies have now been filmed, but with massive changes. The Joe and Billy movie became Trigger starring Molly Parker and Tracy Wright instead. Callum Keith Rennie and Julian Richings have small roles in the movie, but not as Billy or Bucky. The Joe and Bucky movie has just been released as Hard Core Logo 2 and doesn't have Joe or Billy in it either, although it does star Julian Richings as Bucky and features the return of Bruce the documentary filmmaker.

The third movie is still in the idea stage, but since Joe and Billy weren't really supposed to be in it much in the first place, I'm not holding my breath that they'll have any scenes together. What a waste. CKR and Hugh Dillon had such amazing screen chemistry in Hard Core Logo. I can't believe they haven't worked together more. Maybe they can guest star on each other's TV shows or something.
the_other_sandy: Movie tickets (Movies)
About two years ago, Bruce McDonald announced that he was going to do three sequels to his film Hard Core Logo, which starred Hugh Dillon as Joe Dick and Callum Keith Rennie as Billy Tallent. One was supposed to be about Joe Dick and Bucky Haight, another about Joe and Billy, and the third about Joe and Billy's daughters and their band.

I don't know about the other two, but the movie that was supposed to be about Joe and Billy was transformed into Trigger, which now stars Molly Parker and Tracy Wright. It also features CKR and Julian Richings (but not as Billy and Bucky), but the main story revolves around these two new characters.

I'm really disappointed. Hugh and CKR have such brilliant chemistry on screen. I was really excited about getting to see them work together again, but now it's not likely to happen unless they guest star on each other's TV shows (Hugh is currently starring on Flashpoint, CKR on Shattered).

I knew I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up.
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When we get French films here in the States, they're usually dramas and frequently star GeĢrard Depardieu, so can I be excused for not knowing that the French make awesome action movies? This movie has a ton of foot chases involving parkour, fight scenes, and shootouts. Seriously, there's an action scene every 10 minutes or so, and the lead actors are both stunt guys (one of them was the stunt coordinator for the movie; the other was one of the inventors of parkour), so they did all their own stunts and they were brilliant. I now have a crush on Cyril Raffaelli. He's not really my type, but he's amazing to watch. The casino scene put a big huge giant smile on my face. I haven't had this much fun watching an action movie in years. And fortunately there's a sequel.
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How is it that I can watch a horror movie and not be scared once (because I find modern horror movies more disgusting than scary), yet they always give me nightmares that are ten times scarier than the movie could ever hope to be?

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