laj_or_suchlike: (shoujosniper)
My Amazon order got here this afternoon...I'm already Price'd up as of this morning, but now I can watch it again in shiny, shiny remastered quality whenever I want...probably without the picture getting all weird and squished, even!

I also got myself the anniversary Blu-Ray of Evita, because I've been on an Evita-kick lately and the price was low enough to be more worthwhile than spending hours trying to install software to get the ancient DVD to play properly, and Ladyhawke on Blu-Ray because I love it dearly and they finally released it legally in a language other than Italian.

Naturally, I've spent the past two hours installing updates to get that to play properly. C'est la vie.

Wrestling with technology is usually three parts crossed fingers and muttered obscenities and one part triumphantly shouting "I AM MASTER OF MY OWN DESTINY," and this time was no exception. But as of the moment, I've got a cooperative laptop and a box of pretty new things to watch. The picture on the Blu-Ray version of Evita is beautiful! The sound on the U.N.C.L.E. DVDs (at least as far as the menu screen) is wonderful! The picture and sound on Ladyhawke are...about what you'd expect from an '80s fantasy movie, but it's not in Italian!

I'm celebrating with tea with whiskey and the Puppy Bowl, because sports are for other people.

Oh my gosh look at that Shar-Pei puppy and his little mooshy-smooshy face oh my gosh his name is WRINKLES oh that's so cute I'm gonna die.
laj_or_suchlike: (garnetsquee)
I'm watching an all-night (all-weekend, actually) marathon of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and reeeeeeaally ought to consider sleeping tonight, but that episode where Vincent Price plays a snarky well-dressed French spy is on next and Vincent Price and snarky well-dressed French spies are two of my favorite things.

I made some custom brushes for an image editing program, though, so my night hasn't been totally unproductive.

EDIT: ...and so I continue to be more interested in Victor Marton's backstory with Mr. Waverly than the actual plot of the episode.
laj_or_suchlike: (garnetsquee)
Saw Jurassic World awhile back, expecting it to be decent. It kind of sucked.

Saw The Man from U.N.C.L.E. this week, expecting it to suck. It...was actually pretty great?

There were some "darker and edgier" adjustments that had me groaning a little, but it was for the most part respectful of the source material, with plenty of A+ snark and bickering between the leads. Lots of action, lots of giggles, and I wanted all of the major antagonist's clothes. The sheer size of Armie Hammer takes some getting used to, but by the end of the movie all I wanted was for giant Illya to cradle me gently in his enormous hands.

It's worth a watch if you're a fan of the TV series, or even if you're just down for a spy movie that doesn't take itself too, too seriously.

I got to see Napoleon and Illya mock each other's fashion sense, and that alone would've been worth it.


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