I screamed, I jumped and then I hugged a complete stranger when Andy won it. OMFG!!!!!!!! OMFG!!!!! I might have teared up a tiny bit. And then we waited outside for him to show us the trophy on the balcony, and he did, and THEN we saw Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler, and I'm like, WHAT?!
Things of note: dudes, you English people love queues way too much.
Wimbledon, the grounds are minute compared to the Australian Open, as much as I loved Wimbledon, I think I'm going to stick with Austalian Open; no queues, more stuff, and less travel time.
1. RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2. Hannibal; don't think of it as a procedural crime drama. Think of it as a Gothic Horror (romance), and everything makes sense. 3. Haven; the show that could have had a threesome. I can always hope. Fourth season come to me! 4. Spartacus; I cried through the last three eps, and I can't really articulate how wonderful an ending it is. 5. Justified; HOLY. CRAP. 6. RL; content. 7. GoT; HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
More summer blockbuster than emotionally satisfying character arc that I was hoping for (that PR led me to believe).
In short; Tony Stark is Tony Stark, the film finally confirmed my personal head canon that Tony Stark does know martial art (there is no way Howard Stark did not get the best instructor for Tony when he was a kid, they need him to be able to at least defend himself fromt he kidnapping attempts) and can shoot a gun.
Pepper Potts - CEO, and is awesome. I wanted so much more of her in this film.
Mandarin - OMFG! BETESTET IDEA, AMAZING CASTING, AND AVOIDED SOME POTENTIALLY BAD RACIAL CRAP. HAPPINESS!
Overall; could have cut about 15 minutes from this film (I DON'T CARE ABOUT THESE NEW PEOPLE), and focused more on the characters we have come to know and love. Also, the secondary (third?) plot tangent could have been removed completely and the film would have been tighter and better.
Better than Iron Man 2, not as good as Iron Man. Good pop corn film, has moments of true emotional engagement, but kind of kept on letting it slide for OMFG!EXPLOSIONS! Good armour porn though.
Ryan Hardy is awesome. Kevin Bacon is amazing in this role.
Hardy is the sass-master.
Paul, Jacob and Emma - HOLY. SH*T! Jacob is now my favourite. Just, Holy. Crap.
Joe Carroll - after the newest ep; um, sir, your love and sexual desire for Ryan (the guy whom you stabbed, who also happened to be the guy who caught you, and had an affair with your wife), like, how the hell does teh show gets away with this?!
There are huget amount of plot holes, people are dumb in this, but OMFG! So. FRICKING. INSANE. And honestly, just when I think they couldn't surprise me anymore they up the ante.
It isn't a great show, but the performances are so good, and it is like, they just decided to say fuck to the logic and go completely crazy with insane stuff that characters do in this show.