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Sunday, July 27, 2008
The Truth is Finally Out There

FINALLY "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" has come to theaters. After over two months of me spoiling myself, discussing, debating, and re-watching countless hours of episodes and re-obsessing with fanfiction my favorite investigative paranormal duo is back on the big screen, but more importantly just back together period.

I would like to say the movie is rooted firmly in 'just okay' but it was a little better than 'just okay' It slipped and sloshed through a plot that should have been better developed and way more creepy. I love Mulder and Scully and love David and Gillian for being on board for another movie 10 years later. I think they really knew this was for the fans and I thank them for it. Despite reviews, I am really thankful to have the reunion and the update on my favorite FBI agents. I give them each a kiss for that.

There is a plot about illicit organ harvesting and creating a "Frankenstein" type creation of sewing on male heads on female bodies, and also internal body parts as well. I don't have many readers so I don't think I'm spoiling anyone, and I don't think my 4 readers are X-Files fans anyway. But this type of plot is very bleak and ominous and right in line with TXF and could have been done so much better, I'm surprised Chris Carter didn't give us a better written story.

I feel bad because during many a viewing of Carter, Duchovny and Anderson at WonderCon on YouTube there was much talk of how "scary" it was and it was NOT! It was as far from scary as it could get and I wish they would have stopped saying that. Episodes were certainly scary and creepy and actually better than this movie. AND YET...

At the heart of the movie, I think, was Mulder and Scully and while we still had a story and a plot, fans only want that. They are who we love, they are who we stood in line to see. I came out of my house and went to a theater to see Mulder and Scully and I'd do it again for another movie too. I love Mulder and Scully and David and Gillian stepped right back into these characters with an effortless ease. They are older and wiser and their lives have been turned upside down. Mulder, on the run from the FBI, spends most of his days clipping news stories of strange stories and seems a little harried from it. A little depressing to see him this way, but soon he is back to the old Mulder and I continue to love him.

I adore that he and Scully are together and it is fantastic to know that they went on the run together and stayed together. Warms my heart just to know that these two are really in love now and are going to be together. There's just something in knowing that, in knowing that watching the show all those years and wanting them to end up together and knowing that our wishes were granted...Sigh. LOVED THAT!

The story follows religion, faith, beliefs, trust, forgiveness and also gay issues, but I won't get into too much of that in case someone wants to be surprised.

David and Gillian look great and have aged well. They look so beautiful and only a few shots of Gillian were unflattering and I wish the director saw that. They were horrible.

Overall, I like the movie. I plan on seeing it again and I hope that it does well enough that we can get another movie in a couple of years. I am a little embarrassed for those involved because fans have been blasting it since Friday and it's not getting any better. BUT we got Mulder and Scully together again and if nothing else, that will bring people around. For this movie that seems to be all we have a the moment. I think repeat viewings will help me make better connections and like it better, but for now I'm all about the Mulder and the Scully.

Do I recommend? Yes, I do. I think it has decent themes, though not excecuted well, but the acting is really tops and there is actually a nice amount of Mulder and Scully. It gets my vote.

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Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 3:26 PM   5 buffy fans
Friday, July 25, 2008

As my seven blog friends know I'm a rabid, crazy fan of the X-Files, so I'm too ready for the movie. I have prepared myself with articles, forums, trailers, TV episodes and fan fiction for two months and now it's here!

Tomorrow I'm going to see the movie and I can't wait. I am going to enjoy it and enjoy myself and not think of anything negative. I have decided against that.

My money problems have swamped me. I missed a payment on a CC, *idiot* and somehow forgot to pay the phone bill *double idiot* so there's going to be a lot of money going out this month and not much coming in. GULP! I am determined to get out from under my CC debt. I can't take it anymore. This time next year I plan on being debt free, or at least still paying on my loan as my primary bill. I plan on only using my Capital One credit card as my only credit card and giving way to Chase, Discover, and Citi Card.

I have had several epiphanies about my debt, but I am tired of it. And if you recall how my sister fucked up my credit by using my SS# and thus defaulting on those cards, I have now had to take over paying on those cards so that's now 2 more bills I didn't need. If I had the courage I'd use more of my savings to pay but I just can't do it, I need that savings to be there when I need it. Sigh. Give me hope and faith people! I need it!

Anyhoo, God bless the X-Files and God bless the Weekend. I'll be back to tell you how the movie was. :)

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Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 6:47 PM   1 buffy fans
Sunday, July 20, 2008
The Dark Knight Commeth
Like everyone else I went to see "The Dark Knight" on Saturday, and it...WAS ALL KINDS OF AWESOME AND THEN SOME! Seriously, Heath Ledger was dazzingly amazing, he became The Joker was so good at it. I really miss him. I say that like I knew him or something, but I feel so sad that he wasn't here to see how great the movie was and how so many people turned out to see it and to win the Oscar that he will win for his performance or to go to the premieres. That sucks so bad.

I plan on seeing The X-Files movies next week. I am excited, very happy for the new movie.

I am doing nothing special here thus nothing cool to post. I am simply working, working on getting something better and working on paying off my debt. I won't know what to do when I'm out of debt or at least have it much lower than it is. Sunday went by like it was on fast forward. It is already 9:20 p.m. That sucks! I can't wait until this weekend. X-Files! Whooo hoooo!

I also saw the Sex and the City Movie this weekend and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. People were talking about it but it was not bad, I really liked it.

Okay, since it's 400 degrees in my room I will blog you later. I have yet to buy an air conditioner. I know I should, but all I do is think about it, then the weather gets tolerable then before I know it it's September and I feel it's stupid to buy one in the fall, aaaaand then we're back to the Summer and I do the whole thing all over again. One of these days, one of these days Alice I'm gonna buy an air conditioner!


Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 9:24 PM   3 buffy fans
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
And the blog goes on (sort of)
Wow, I dont' know what to say. Has it been that long? *listens to crickets chirp* I have totally lost interest in my blog the last couple of weeks. I think it's due to the fact that I just have not had any energy after work to do anything I actually want to do. I come home, settle in front of the TV, or the Computer---but I don't do any blogging. I troll websites, a few of my favorites, spend WAY too much money in iTunes, and lose myself at YouTube and that's about it.

I haven't even finished any of the books I buy. I'm re-obsessed with "So You Think You Can Dance" and LOVE Katee and Joshua, Twitch and Kerrington (not spelled right, I know) and Chelsea and Mark. I love that show.

There's a long weekend coming up and I hope to make it to the movies to see "Hancock" and "Wanted" at any rate, you guys enjoy yourselves. I'm stopping by, even if I haven't commented.

*must take energy pills* I hope to actually have an interesting post this weekend. LOL

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