Can’t Stop the Serenity

I don’t know how many (if any) of you have heard about this amazing event. This is a charity event where nerds and Browncoats alike gather together to celebrate the short-lived TV series Firefly but watching its movie spin-off, Serenity. Best of all, the proceeds from this gathering of Browncoats go to charity, usually Equality Now

All I’m going to say, is that if you have a chance to attend one of these events (they happen GLOBALLY, usually between June and September) then definitely do it. Every event is different, some events only show the movie, others show a short (like Dr. Horrible or something else Whedon related), and some go all out. In my city, Salt Lake City, we were lucky enough to have a raffle, costume contest, and an auction as well as watch Serenity on the big screen.

Here is what I realized while watching Serenity on the big screen:

  • This cast was dedicated. If you ever have a chance to watch ANY Firefly panels from ANY convention do it (seriously, just look it up on YouTube. It’s amazing.)
  • You notice a lot more small details when watching it in a theater.
  • No matter how many times you see it, Wash’s death will make you cry. For me, I break down when Zoe says “He a’int comin'” *tear*.
  • For a freshman effort, Joss does an amazing job directing a movie. Movies and TV shows should always be directed differently.
  • The more I watch Summer Glau as River, the more I’m impressed with how she played the character.
  • The storylines seem to hit harder when you’re watching the movie with a bunch of people who love the series as much as you.

In addition to hanging out with a bunch of Browncoats and watching an excellent movie, certain cities give away swag to the first 100 people to buy tickets. I was one of the lucky swag winners and came home with a few buttons, some comic books, a poster for the fan made movie “Done the Impossible” (which I now need to see), and feeling of friendship from the fellow Browncoats.

If a Can’t Stop the Serenity event is in your area, GO. You won’t regret it.

[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite Reality TV Series


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers. Also, be sure to check out the Upcoming Topics for FFF.

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[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite Furry Sidekicks


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers.

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Important Fantastic Five Friday Annoucement!

In an effort to keep the Fantastic Five Friday fun going, I’m going to start listing the upcoming topics on a page. I’ll be doing my best to keep this up and hopefully it’ll force me to stick to my schedule.

Here’s the problem I’m running into.
I usually come up with the ideas a few days before the post. Sometimes even later (I know, but sometimes my brain doesn’t like to cooperate). That being said, I want to know what other kinds of topics you’d like a post about. Do you want me to keep with just the Movie/TV themes? Are you wanting to see more about the actors? What would you think if I added video games to the mix?

Since it is no longer just me doing this I really want your input, if you have any ideas for future FFF topics, just let me know!

[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite Relationships


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers.

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[Fantastic Five Friday] Five Favorite Quotes from Television Shows


inspired by Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday

Here is how it works: It’ll be a weekly meme here at The Weekly Enthusiast. Each week I’ll post a new Fantastic Five list that I will answer here. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join, whether you have a TV/Film blog, book blog, personal blog. All I ask is that you link back to The Weekly Enthusiast on your own Fantastic Five list and comment on this post so that everyone can check out the other bloggers lists.

If you don’t have a blog, leave your answers in the comments and get to know other fellow bloggers.

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Fall Premiere 2012` Revolution


I hadn’t heard about this show until I logged onto Hulu today and saw that the pilot episode was available for viewing. Being the TV-aholic I am, I had to at least watch the preview, just to find out what the show was about.

REVOLUTION

SUMMARY: Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working? Well, one day, like a switch turned off, the world is suddenly thrust back into the dark ages. Planes fall from the sky, hospitals shut down, and communication is impossible. And without any modern technology, who can tell us why? Now, 15 years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet cul-de-sacs, and when the sun goes down lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter. Or is it? On the fringes of small farming communities, danger lurks. And a young woman’s life is dramatically changed when a local militia arrives and kills her father, who mysteriously – and unbeknownst to her – had something to do with the blackout. This brutal encounter sets her and two unlikely companions off on a daring coming-of-age journey to find answers about the past in the hopes of reclaiming the future.

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Rewind ` What A Girl Wants


This is a new feature I’ll be doing every once and while. Have you ever had a movie that you remember loving, then you watch it years later and look at it completely different? That’s what this is going to be. I’ll be watching movies that I haven’t seen in at least a year (or that I can’t remember the last time I watched it), and comparing my remembrance of it to what I thought about it afterwards.

What A Girl Wants

Starring: Amanda Bynes & Colin Firth
Rating: PG
Release Date: April 3, 2003

SUMMARY
An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

Thoughts Before
Really my main remembrance of this movie is the fact that it has Colin Firth in it. Also that this was a movie that hit incredibly close to home. As someone who was raised by a single parent I identified with Daphne’s character wanting to find the missing link in her family. More than anything I think my attachment to the story made me love this movie. I remember loving the Daphne character, and watching her put her own spin on everything made this movie completely worth watching.

I’m pretty sure this was one of the first on DVD commentaries I ever listened to.

Thoughts After
I actually forgot how much I enjoy this movie. As I watched it, my attachment to Daphne and her storyline with her dad never moved. One thing I noticed different was that I was more interested in the Daphne&Henry relationship, than the Daphne & Ian relationship.

Ian was a great addition to the cast, but I think that even if they hadn’t given Daphne a love interest, it still would have been a really good movie.

Rewatchablility
Excellent. I think it does a great job holding your attention even if you seen it before, and that the message continues to hold true whether you watch it once, or fifty times.

Would you watch it more than once a year?
This was one of those movies that has stayed on my shelf through all of my moves. Though I hadn’t watched it in ages, I could never bring myself to get rid of it. So I would say Yes, this movie is one I would (and should) watch more than once a year.