Random Tuesday: Me Being Geeky Like Every Tuesday - City of Lost Souls Trailer, Harry Potter Sneakers, and Stuff

I spent the last hour of work playing on Pinterest today and it was actually part of my job. That's your weekly Random Tuesday update from the real life of Leslie. On to the random geekness...

 

If you've been watching Game of Thrones, you probably noticed that the kid who plays Joffrey is either ridiculously good or seriously evil in real life. The Frisky put together five things you should know about Jack Gleeson, the kid who manages to make Joffrey the most sadistic creature on television.

 

It's been awhile since I've mentioned Supernatural around here, mostly because the current season is frustrating me with its lack of direction, but this strangely resonanted with me. I'm not deep into fandom, but some of these things are strangely true. Found on Tumblr, posted by Lady Jill.

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Random Tuesday: Winnie the Hulk, Tentacle Monsters, and Gender Swap Harry Potter

Welcome to Random Tuesday! I present to you some of the random things I've stumbled across on the various interwebs over the last few days. After watching Matt Bomer's episode of Glee, I'm not exactly in a state that makes a lot of sense, so this week you get art so that I can go giggle in a corner somewhere like a crazy person.

First The Avengers in the style of Winnie the Pooh by Charles Paul Wilson III

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Random Tuesdays: Five Favorite Movies of the Summer

I guess I should qualify the title of this post with “…That I Saw” because there are a lot of movies that came out this summer that I just haven’t seen.  It would be impossible to see all the movies that come out any given week and, to be honest, I wouldn’t want to anyway.  I mean, really, Shark Night 3D?  Who thought that was a good idea?

Which is all my long winded way to say that movies a lot of people like aren’t on this list, such as The Help.  I haven’t seen it nor do I plan to see it.  Perhaps I will eventually see it through Netflix one day when I’m bored, but it’s not exactly my sort of movie.  Other movies off the top of my head that I haven’t seen that were sort of big: Horrible Bosses, The Hangover Part 2, Bridesmaids, Transformers: Watch More Things Blow Up, Crazy Stupid Love.  Then there are the smaller art house films that I haven’t seen that I would probably like such as Beginners or Brighton Rock.

What I did see: just about any movie that involved a comic book character with the exception of Priest.  I’m pretty sure no one saw that movie.  I also saw a lot of movies involving aliens.  I’ve determined this is the year of the alien, but that’s a post for another Random Tuesday.  Overall though, it was a pretty sucky summer for movies, particularly of the “geek” genre.  It seems to happen every other year and 2011 just happened to be one of those off years.  Next year will come back and beat me in the face with a new Batman movie and so many other things that very few films of this summer could live up to (fingers crossed).

For the sake of this countdown, I’m considering any movie that came out beginning May 1 through September 2 to be a “summer” movie.  So here are my top 5 favorite movies from summer 2011.

5. X-Men First Class

This just barely edged out Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and if that movie had been titled something less stupid like just Rise of the Apes, it probably would have been my number five instead.  X-Men First Class is not a great movie; I even hesitate to say it’s a good movie.  With that said, it was leaps and bounds better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Jennifer Lawrence’s take on Mystique, every scene involving January Jones and the fact that the only African-American character is the first to blow up bothered me, but I loved the 1960s setting and above all I love James McAvoy.  His take on Professor Xavier made me happy even if his screaming “I can’t feel my legs!” at the end made me laugh at how on-the-nose it was.  McAvoy and Michael Fassbender saved what would have otherwise been a bit of a mess.  Magneto’s backstory?  More of that please, less of the baby mutant house party.  Oh, and the kid from Skins!  He should be in more things, preferably playing a science geek, because he makes me smile too.

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