Jul. 11th, 2007 04:50 pm
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Well, the line party wasn't as fun as I'd hoped. They let people into the theatres early. I went as Delores Umbridge, and did get to hand out detention a few times, though.

[livejournal.com profile] miladycarol is good company, though as G. and the others chose not to join us until a half hour before the show. It was a good thing we were there early to get good seats!

Order of the Phoenix thoughts )
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Via slashdot article:

The trailer for the new Babylon 5 direct to DVD movie, Voices in the Dark, is out! It is set 10 years after Sheridan becomes President of the Alliance. Poke the buttons on the side for clips of JMS talking about the filming.

The CG Society has more on the making of the film.
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I just the trailer for this.
Pan's Labyrinth looks like nothing else I've seen this year.

Anyone volunteer to sit next to me and let me bury my head in their shoulder when it gets scary?
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I just returned from the midnight showing of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Once more, the inimitable Johnny Depp sashays onto the scene as Captain Jack Sparrow. His performance alone is, once again, worth the full-price admission. Keira Knightly delights with a smart performance as Elizabeth Swann, the Lady who is seldom in distress. Orlando Bloom returns as Will Turner, the perfect foil for both these strong actors.

There are verbal and visual belly laughs, swordfights aplenty and, well, as soon as you see the old water wheel, you just know something is going to happen. But you'd never guess that what happens is what happens. Taglines? There are taglines.

I'm not spoiling anything by saying there will be a sequel -- it's already been filmed. The movie moves at an unhurried pace, telling the details of the story that might have otherwise been cut. It has time to be humorous, scary and romantic, time it would not have had in a single movie format. It is visually stunning in typical Disney fashion, from dripping rainforests to spooky ship interiors to sunny beach panoramas. There were some scenes, however, that looked suspiciously like they were filmed just so that they could be recreated as a ride in Anaheim or Orlando.

On the downside, the dramatic opening of the Curse of Black Pearl could not be matched. In fact, the opening was a bit scattered, as though the writers could not agree on where to start the story. But once it finds its heading, the film takes off on a downhill run, and you won't want to miss a minute.

At 150 minutes, it'd be best to hit the head before going onboard.


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