Oh, fan fiction. You have self on pins and needles all the time. All the time.
The Fourth of July weekend is coming up. On the Monday following (July 7), self sails off to Squaw Valley for the Writers Conference. She just arranged to share a ride with someone from Benicia. Excited!
This afternoon, self casts a very cursory look over the summer movie offerings. She still wants to see “22 Jump Street”, though The Man saw it while she was in Los Angeles and declared it not good at all.
She still wants to see “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” as she loved the first one.
She’s seen “Edge of Tomorrow.” Oh, that was good! Emily Blunt is packin’. It is so great when an actress with proven dramatic chops switches gears. Blunt’s Full Metal Bitch deserves a place on the pantheon of Female Action Stars — maybe not quite on the level of Femme Nikita or Ripley, but definitely equal to Scarjo’s Black Widow.
She still wants to see “The Fault in Our Stars.” Son and Jennie saw it and liked it, though Jennie maintained that the book was better.
She saw “Maleficent” down in Pasadena, with Son and Jennie. 3 1/2 out of 4 stars. Self found Jolie’s razor-sharp cheekbones a tad distracting. So was her lightning-fast change into leather pants in the movie’s climactic confrontation.
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” — four out of four stars! Magnificent! Love the Vietnamese-talking Mystique! Love J-Law/Mystique in 70s bo-ho hippie attire! Love unrequited angst between J-Law/Mystique and McAvoy/Xavier and also with Hoult/Beast, and the jealous macho-ness of Fassbender/Magneto! Not to mention, Ellen Page is one darn cute actress! She hasn’t been this cute since “Juno”!
Finally, self still wants to see “Godzilla.”
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.