etakyma: (Technobabble SG1)
( Jul. 8th, 2013 12:31 pm)
I've avoided Domino's Pizza since I was in college due to their anti-women's choice/health stance and monetary support.

I've never eaten at a Chik-fil-A and won't ever now because of what has been publicized about their exclusionary politics.

I have never liked Ambercrombie and Fitch (however that is really spelled - I can't be bothered to look it up) even before their CEO was nasty to just about everybody in public.

And I have no trouble choosing to boycott Ender's Game no matter who is in it and ho matter how good a movie they make it.  When I was a teenager I loved OSC books.  I have a ton of them - and I read them all numerous times.  But the man's narrow view of "acceptable" cultural behavior has soured me on anything to do with his work. That he actively and publicly spews his hatred of huge segments of the people of the world is reprehensible and unconscionable. So no, I will not be going to see Ender's Game.  I will not buy any tie-ins.  I will actively avoid anything to do with the marketing of the movie or any other books he will ever write.

Ender's Game was a favorite book for YEARS - but I can't say I will ever read it again - and it leaves a bitter taste that I spent years when I was a bookstore manager suggesting it to HS students because it was on their summer reading list and I had loved it.

So there is a boycott movement out there to not see the movie when it opens (currently scheduled for November 1).  I think it should go a step farther - to actively go out to the movies that weekend and specifically choose any other movie to see but Ender's Game.

For more information on the boycott:

Also, I am kinda glad I stopped reading comic books in 2002 (I spent too much money on them and decided taking an actual vacation occasionally was a worthier cause than reading comic books) - because OSC is now writing for Superman.  I'd stop giving my money to DC for that as well.
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( Sep. 3rd, 2011 01:17 am)
Reality TV is particularly terrible. But I think it was said best this way:

"The prettiest sight in this fine pretty world is the privileged class enjoying its privileges."

Which, granted, it doesn't have as fine a ring to it written as it does spoken, where it was edged in sarcasm and gentle mocking.

But yeah. Reality TV.
Not a review, just an observation. Saw Watchmen tonight. Pretty damned good. And they picked, like, PERFECT music for it. Through the whole thing, each music track made sense and added depth. More likely tomorrow or Friday when I can do a real review.
The fabulous movie I reviewed this week...

If you want to see the 3D version (highly recommended) you need to do so before next Friday. Word is that the 3D version will be exiting theatres at that time (although you might still be able to see the regular 2D version).

So - if you have a three day weekend this weekend, spend two hours and treat yourself to a really fine movie experience.
Apropos of nothing in particular.

I had forgotten how much I love the opening sequence of "West Side Story" for the pure theatricality of it. The quiet beginning before the music goes all frentic. This fairy tale was ground breaking when first introduced in 1957 and made into a film in 1961.

Some of the best musical theatre of its time.


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