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Mrs. Jake Gooberballs :.

October 21, 2007

Jake Gyllenhaal is so hot.. I think I’ve said this a few times before, but I wanna have his babies.. He cooks, he’s funny, and he looks good in a dress…  and I wanna have his babies.. hehe..

You have to watch this interview of him on Letterman. Then you’ll understand why I wanna be Mrs. Gooberballs.

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The New Frontier :.

September 29, 2007

Right, I was watching the Superman : Doomsday DVD extras and I am now totally excited about Justice League : The New Frontier, another DC direct to video feature animation, which will be released in early 2008.

JL : TNF  is set in the 1950’s and bridges the gap between the Golden and Silver Ages of comics in the DC universe. There will be a variety of characters in the feature, most notably: Superman, Wonder Woman (WOOO!), Green Lantern, Batman, The Flash and Martian Manhunter. Kyle McLachlan, Lucy Lawless and David Boreanaz will be playing Superman, Wonder Woman and Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern respectively.

So far, I think the actors chosen suit the characters. I know I had a lot to say about Anne Heche as Lois Lane, my complaints were justified when I watched the DVD extras. Heche put on a layer that was absolutely not needed in the voice acting. She overthunk it. And she blew it, as far as I’m concerned. But in that short feature, I felt that McLachlan really  was suited to be the voice of 50’s Superman. Considering that era, you need a completely different, performance, and I do believe McLachlan will live up to it.

I’m not quite sure about David Boreanaz as Hal Jordan. Besides Buffy and Angel, I haven’t seen much of his work. He’s hot and he does brooding well, but we’re talking Hal Jordan here. He’s a character of so many levels. I cried when he became Parallax and I wept some more when he sacrificed himself in Final Night. I know we won’t be seeing all of this in the film, but I will be expecting a lot from Boreanaz if he’s going to do Jordan right. Yeah, especially since we’re not going to see ANY of those brooding good looks.

I saved the best for last. Lucy Lawless as Wonder Woman. Lucy effing Lawless. THANK YOU! If I had to pick anyone to voice WW, besides myself, it would be here. Lawless has proven herself as a strong warrior woman character in ‘Xena’ and I have no doubt she will ‘bring it’ for Diana. Following the disappointing news that Jessica Biel might be cast as WW in the live action film, Lawless is WW’s saving grace. I would love to see her take the mantle of WW once, in real life, but the role  in the live action film needs to go to an unknown (like me for example!). Come on Routh did it for Superman Returns, I’m sure there’s plenty of unknowns (like me), who would give the character the layers needed (like me).

Right, fanboys and fangirls, mark your calendars for January 28th, because that’s when TNF hits the stores.. I so cannot wait already..

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Doomsday is here (SPOILER ALERT) :.

September 29, 2007

Doomsday DVD cover

After searching high and low, and scouring every reputable DVD shop in Singapore, I managed to get my hands on this movie.

Let me say, the packaging is fantastic. The one that I got has this holographic Superman bursting out of his chest shield. I had this movie less than 6 hours, and I couldn’t wait anymore.. I had to watch it.

At first wash, I was disappointed with it. Maybe it’s due to the fact that I have very high expectations for this, after all, it is one of the storylines that I treasure, and have pored over a thousand times. It is one of the most beloved storylines in all Superman history.

But after putting aside my initial reaction, and looking it objectively, it holds up as a pretty solid story. It is a partial re-imagining and a film adaptation of ‘The Death of Superman’ storyline. The DC Comics version was very detailed and had a rich tapestry, with a lot of sub-plots that had to do with 4 Supermen, a red haired Lex Luthor II, Supergirl, and Jonathan Kent, the Justice League but these were all trimmed out, to get to the essence of the story itself, which is the death of our hero, and how he prevails.

I liked the fact that the animation style they used in most of the DC cartoons these days, and the animation itself was amazing. The switching camera angles, and the use of CGI simply enhanced it, instead of being the focal point, which is all too often the case these days, unfortunately. I actually wonder how much of it was hand animated, because it was just so wonderfully done. The tone of the movie is definitely dark, and a lot of animated characters met their end in carnage, this is one cartoon you shouldn’t let the kiddies watch just yet.

Adam Baldwin and James Marsters were definitely brilliant casting choices for Superman and Lex Luther respectively. Baldwin, almost has three characters to play, and switches between them with slight nuances but makes each portrayal of the character individual. In one scene, where he is doing the voices for both Superman and his clone or, Dark Superman, the careful delivery did make it seem like it was two people talking. So kudos to Baldwin.

Marsters, and I do have a soft spot for him, does justice to Luthor, and portrays him, as I always imagined his voice to be, down to the exacting smugness. He is deliciously evil. The film almost takes Luthor to a new level, one of that he exacts personal physical revenge on Superman, and had it been a lesser or a weaker portrayal, would have been disappointing, but Marsters delivered well, and perhaps should be a defining point for all prospective players of Luthor. (Okay.. maybe that sounds too biased!)

I am disturbed by Heche as Lois Lane. Was it the fact that her voice was annoyingly grating or nasal.. or is it just that Heche’s performance felt like one emotion, almost bratty. A lot could have been done with the character of Lois Lane, especially with the romantic ties she has with Superman, but it was one dimensional at best. It didn’t help that her part of the storyline was the weakest and very misguided. The way the relationship between Lois and Superman felt artificial as the writers chose to play that Lois and Superman were seeing each other romantically, but Superman had not told her about his alternate identity, until the end.

Another casting choice I was disappointed in was Swoosie Kurtz as Martha Kent. Kurtz did give some emotional element to this, but again, I felt it was downplayed. The directors should have chosen a more mature voice for her. Another point that I’m sore with is that Jonathan Kent was cut out completely from this re-imagining, when he did play a pivotal part in the entire comic storyline. I honestly would have liked to see that in there, and it would have made a good hour and a half into an excellent 2 hour movie. I have one question, What happened to Doomsday after he died? It was almost like he was forgotten altogether even though he was the other main power player in the film. It was almost that after he served his purpose, he had melted away, giving him no more purpose than Deus Ex Machina. The writers should have given him some screen time after, or have his body disposed of. Superman had his funeral, Doomsday didn’t even get reburied? Unreal. Oh yeah, and the disturbing scene in a hairdressing salon, was a little shot, a good homage to the mechanical Superman would have been if he had ripped out the damned lead thing through his eye.

Despite that. Superman : Doomsday did satisfy my inner fangirl, with a creative and well told rewrite. It did serve the purpose of a stand-alone movie in all of the Superman franchise. I am looking forward to watching all of the DVD extras when I get back, to get a glimpse of what the producers were thinking when they decided to take on this distinct storyline.

Final Judgement: This gets a four out of 6 claws, a nice storytelling that should have been longer and more thought out, but done well, that Superman fans will be happy to have in their collection.

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I’m in like with you, Justin.tv :.

August 30, 2007

Maybe I’m just nosey, but I’m a people watcher. I like sitting in Starbucks, or some coffee shop and watch people walk past, or watch people around me, observe their quirks and everythings. If you were ever put off by some girl who just kept staring at you for no damn reason, let me apologize now.. I don’t mean to be a creep. Sometimes I don’t realise I’m staring so hard that it freaks people out.

I can now indulge my people-watching at home, in my pyjamas, in front of my computer, eating chips and chocolate (although I shouldn’t!). I’ve started watching the different channels on Justin.tv , which is this site dedicated to Life casting. It’s cool because you can watch people go about their day, and even chat to them on their channels. My personal favourite is The Naked Cowboy, because I met him while I was in New York, and he’s a nice guy. I warn you though, you may disagree with some of the things he might say in the car, but if you keep an open mind, it’s just a little bit of entertainment. The other channel I’d recommend is iJustine the freelance designer/video editor. She’s one of the main attractions. Well, she is hot.. so ain’t that a wonder. She’s also the girl who got the 300 page phone bill from AT&T. Hehe.. and there I thought I was bad.

Some might argue with me that this is nothing new, you can watch people on ‘Big Brother’, let me make this clear now. I ABHOR ‘Big Brother’ and all associated losers and wannabe celebrities, and celebrity wash-outs that have participated in the most ridiculous reality tv exercise of the century. It’s LAME. These people get manipulated, the videos and shows are obviously edited, and honestly, being stuck in a house and/or being voted out for rejection can do things to a person’s mind.. I don’t wanna argue this anymore because it sucks. Laguna Beach and the Hills is fake, MTV’s Real World is so episodic.. DOUBLE LAME!

We’re talking about life casting, which is interesting in itself.. because iJustine and the Naked Cowboy live their lives out in front of the camera, in different places. You can hear their conversations, and watch as they get up and go about their daily lives. It’s a glimpse into a life that’s different from yours. You can call it mundane.. But I’m pretty sick of my day to day grind that has no change, I like to see a different picture every now and then.. and it inspires me to want to get out there myself.

Yeah, you could argue that you’re supposed to be living your life instead of watching other people live theirs.. I do. I’ve not become an addicted slob because of it. But I like watching Naked (Cowboy) work out, and I like watching iJustine as she gets famous and lives out a life that I want. This is the ultimate reality tv. No voting bullshit. Just plenty of normalcy, with some shits and giggles.

It is a brave step though.. It’s nothing you could do here. It’s such an intrusive thing to let your life be seen by thousands of people around the world. I switched blogs to this new one because I felt so violated that people I didn’t want were reading my thoughts and feelings about them. And this is pretty much a controlled space, you can choose what you want to write or not write here. But imagine a camera stuck on your head as you’re going out for drinks with friends, or a good old gossip with your girlfriends. I know there would be several people offended if I ever started life casting..

My other favourite site du jour, is I’m in like with you. It’s not open at the moment, you need an invite to get in.. (I happen to have 5, so if you’re nice to me in the comments, and leave your e-mail, I might just send you an invite!), but when you do get in, you’re on a dating website, except that you have to ‘bid’ points on games to talk to people. The games itself is really just a question posed on your profile page, bidders give witty or clever replies, and when the game ends, you can choose 1 winner out of the top 5 bidders. Yeah, so it means that your profile won’t get spammed by jackasses, you have some control over who can talk to you, and there’s a lot of creativity going on. You earn points by logging in daily, and answering little pop-up questions.

It’s kind of addictive admittedly.. as much as Facebook and it’s apps are.. And the website is cool and flashy, (quite literally because it’s Flash based), and I love reading people’s crazy and clever questions as much as the replies.. I’ve met some cool guys already.. One in Canada, another in Egypt, and one more in France.. It’s wicked. And I have three more sofas to sleep on when I travel around the world.. so it ain’t too shabby..

I hear a pinging and a ponging, so that must be my new friends..

I’m off.. I’ll catch you peeps later…

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Unpure :.

August 24, 2007

Out of boredom, I was taking one of those ‘Purity Tests’ on Facebook today.. I thought it would be fun, and it was quite so actually!

Facebook Screenshot Purity

They ask a range of questions like ‘Made out in a car’ or ‘Kissed MSI in a horizontal position’, crap like that.. I was giggling to myself like crazy as I checked off the list, mentally imagining the moment that made each statement true. Yeah, I’ve done a lot of crazy things in my lifetime.. and I don’t regret a single one of them.. It was fun..

When the score came out, it was a brutal 15%.. enough to burn the eyebrows off my guardian angels..  Hmm.. Oh well, but I enjoy being bad.. *grins* It’s what made me who I am today, and I am certainly not a Vegas stripper, a porn star or a nymphomaniac.. Hmm.. Now I’m not too sure about that last one..

My friends know me well enough to accept my crazies and eccentricities, and love me for it (I hope). A couple have said that they live vicariously through me because they wouldn’t have the courage or the confidence to do some of the things I’ve done, and to be honest.. they are two of my closest confidantes, and they’re the ones that pick me up after an adventure gone wrong, dust me off, and send me out into the world again to live it up. I’m all too happy to tell them my wild tales, because I think that the world can handle only one of me.  It’s a lot safer and happier for the rest of yous that way.

I’m not saying it’s okay to be bad. I draw the fine line at socially unacceptable things. But if you’re brave enough, and keep safe, maybe you should tick a few things off that list. After all, a life half lived is sometimes no life at all.

Go out live a little, love a lot, and have fun, because life is too short to be a wet blanket.

Peace out.

sexy devil

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Sexy Sheppard :.

August 22, 2007

Everyone just pause, and look. *sigh*

John Sheppard

Lt. Col. John Sheppard comes in second of my list of Sci-Fi hotties.. The first of course, being Dr. Daniel Jackson (yummy Michael Shanks!), but since his series is now defunct, I only have Atlantis to keep me warm at night. And boy, does it ever!

Yes, I fancy Joe Flanigan, even if his little stint on ‘Dawson’s Creek’ did seriously creep me out. I didn’t think I was going to like Atlantis because of my love for SG-1, but I find the show seriously refreshing and entertaining. And the fact that Joe Flanigan and Paul McGillion are so easy on the eyes does help.. (Not to mention Beckett’s delicious Scottish accent, it’s enough to make a girl’s legs go weak..)

I’m just starting to watch Season 2 of Atlantis after finishing Season 9 of SG-1. I’m really, really trying to hold off viewing Season 10 for as long as possible. I’ve already read the episode summaries on GateWorld.net, so it’s not like I don’t know what’s going on.. (Yeah, it’s weird, I actually like plot spoilers before I watch something.. I think it’s cos I’m a Global thinker..) , but I can’t bear to watch it because I know it’s the end. And I have only more Atlantis to look forward to.. well, and waiting for the DVD movies to come out..

In the meanwhile, I’m really liking Atlantis, so much so, I did the geek thing and ordered a couple of the Atlantis Decals for my laptop.. so it looks all cool, just like the laptops in Atlantis… Yup, I think I’m ready for the Atlantis Expedition.. Daedalus, take me away!

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Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody :.

August 21, 2007

For some reason, I’m totally feeling this song this morning..  It reminds me of some pretty sweet times back in London at Popstarz at The Scala on a Friday night. Popstarz had three floors of indie, RnB, and 80’s Cheese for your dancing pleasure. Me and the gay husbands always started in the Indie Room, then the RnB room, and always finished the night with some cheesy music in the 80’s room upstairs. The people were always friendly, and the bouncers always let me in free because I was there almost every week. It was some of the best times of my life.

“Don’t you wanna dance, say you wanna dance.. Doncha wanna dance!”