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This *should* be the final repost...

Title: Five of Tony's favourite movies of all time

Pairing: hints of Gibbs/DiNozzo

Summary: Does what it says on the tin. Five of Tony's favourite films and the memories they evoke.

Spoilers: 'Witch hunt' and 'SWAK'

Disclaimer: So not mine. I only wish I was that damn lucky. Alas, no. Ditto the movies referenced. The links in the titles will take you to the relevant page at IMDB

Feedback makes me smile like a loon. Not beta'ed.


Five of Tony's favourite films of all time. Subject to change at a moment's notice )
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This *should* be the final repost...

Title: Five of Tony's favourite movies of all time

Pairing: hints of Gibbs/DiNozzo

Summary: Does what it says on the tin. Five of Tony's favourite films and the memories they evoke.

Spoilers: 'Witch hunt' and 'SWAK'

Disclaimer: So not mine. I only wish I was that damn lucky. Alas, no. Ditto the movies referenced. The links in the titles will take you to the relevant page at IMDB

Feedback makes me smile like a loon. Not beta'ed.


Five of Tony's favourite films of all time. Subject to change at a moment's notice )
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And yet another Repost!

TITLE: Freudian Slips (and Jungian Panties)
AUTHOR: Beckymonster
PAIRING: Abby Sciuto/Dr Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
GENRE: Het, Romance
RATING: R
SUMMARY: Abby, Ducky, smut. Should be self explainatory. Please don't ask for pictures as I'm a far worse artist than I am a writer.
CHALLENGE Icon
WORD COUNT: 2,700 (ish! - Googledocs and Words could not agree)
WARNINGS: This is the first het story I have written in any fandom since I've been in fandom. Also, the grammar might be a bit hinky too.
SPOILERS: Blink and miss'em references to S4
DISCLAIMER: So not mine. If they were, they'd have to show it after the watershed as it would make Torchwood look positively tame! So no monies being made here. Just having some fun;)

AUTHOR NOTES: My thanks to [livejournal.com profile] toomuchfandom for the look over and comments of support. All other mistakes are mine alone. Also to [livejournal.com profile] bunny_icons who is responsible for the wonderful icon that inspired this response (which you can see is the icon I've used for this post)
Feedback would be gratefully recieved and cherished.

Why, of all the chairs in his office/study/drawing room, did Abby choose to sit on his lap )
beckymonster: Becky icon (ncis_ducky shag)
And yet another Repost!

TITLE: Freudian Slips (and Jungian Panties)
AUTHOR: Beckymonster
PAIRING: Abby Sciuto/Dr Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
GENRE: Het, Romance
RATING: R
SUMMARY: Abby, Ducky, smut. Should be self explainatory. Please don't ask for pictures as I'm a far worse artist than I am a writer.
CHALLENGE Icon
WORD COUNT: 2,700 (ish! - Googledocs and Words could not agree)
WARNINGS: This is the first het story I have written in any fandom since I've been in fandom. Also, the grammar might be a bit hinky too.
SPOILERS: Blink and miss'em references to S4
DISCLAIMER: So not mine. If they were, they'd have to show it after the watershed as it would make Torchwood look positively tame! So no monies being made here. Just having some fun;)

AUTHOR NOTES: My thanks to [livejournal.com profile] toomuchfandom for the look over and comments of support. All other mistakes are mine alone. Also to [livejournal.com profile] bunny_icons who is responsible for the wonderful icon that inspired this response (which you can see is the icon I've used for this post)
Feedback would be gratefully recieved and cherished.

Why, of all the chairs in his office/study/drawing room, did Abby choose to sit on his lap )
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Yet another repost!

Title: Sex and the Gunny

Pairing(s): Gibbs and others (including Tony and Abby)

Rating: Adult/R

Word Count: 777

Disclaimer: NCIS belongs to CBS Broadcasting, Paramount Pictures, and Belisarius Productions. No copyright infringement is intended. This is just for fun, not for profit.

Author notes: This is what happens when on a long train journey, the muse mutters into my ear that the reason that Gibbs doesn't have much of a porn collection because the porn industry hasn't twigged onto the delights of exotically beautiful Middle-Eastern spies making out with goths who dress like school girls... There's not much that can be said to that, apart from "Tell me more, muse!"

Not Beta'ed

Porn, on the other hand (sic), he could take or he could leave. )
beckymonster: Becky icon (general_photography pin up)
Yet another repost!

Title: Sex and the Gunny

Pairing(s): Gibbs and others (including Tony and Abby)

Rating: Adult/R

Word Count: 777

Disclaimer: NCIS belongs to CBS Broadcasting, Paramount Pictures, and Belisarius Productions. No copyright infringement is intended. This is just for fun, not for profit.

Author notes: This is what happens when on a long train journey, the muse mutters into my ear that the reason that Gibbs doesn't have much of a porn collection because the porn industry hasn't twigged onto the delights of exotically beautiful Middle-Eastern spies making out with goths who dress like school girls... There's not much that can be said to that, apart from "Tell me more, muse!"

Not Beta'ed

Porn, on the other hand (sic), he could take or he could leave. )
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Reposting here prosperity's sake. Please feel free to give feedback!


Title: Diamonds aren’t Forever, they’re Fifteen to Twenty

Prompt: Baubles (Diamonds are sometimes described as being 'baubles')

Category: Slash

Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo

Rating: PG

Length: 970 words

Spoilers: None

Summary: Tony and Gibbs are trying to crack a case where a Petty Officer is accused of knocking over a diamond merchants, but with no evidence... how can the they prove otherwise?

Feedback: Yes please! Even if it's volunteering to beta it;)

Author Note: )

Diamonds aren't Forever, they're Fifteen to Twenty by Beckymonster )
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Reposting here prosperity's sake. Please feel free to give feedback!


Title: Diamonds aren’t Forever, they’re Fifteen to Twenty

Prompt: Baubles (Diamonds are sometimes described as being 'baubles')

Category: Slash

Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo

Rating: PG

Length: 970 words

Spoilers: None

Summary: Tony and Gibbs are trying to crack a case where a Petty Officer is accused of knocking over a diamond merchants, but with no evidence... how can the they prove otherwise?

Feedback: Yes please! Even if it's volunteering to beta it;)

Author Note: )

Diamonds aren't Forever, they're Fifteen to Twenty by Beckymonster )
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So, today was the first day of the new academic year. It says a lot when when one of the first things a colleage says is 'It's a long way to Christmas isn't it?'

*

Today's post for [livejournal.com profile] ncis_newsletter took nearly two and a half hours to compile! I'm just glad that Gmail seems to be down - else I'd be sending in my notice. (and we're back and people are grousing about the coding...already)

*

If anyone is interested Children In Need 2009 will be on Friday 20th November. I found this out by asking at the Playhouse Box Office about the dates that John Barrowman is starring in La Cage Aux Folles (14/9 to 28/11). He's not doing 20/11 because he's got a previous engagement (i.e. Children in Need) that night.

[livejournal.com profile] torn_eledwhen still interested?

*

Scuse me - I have to go fall over now....
beckymonster: Becky icon (books_hhgttg_ohnoes!)
So, today was the first day of the new academic year. It says a lot when when one of the first things a colleage says is 'It's a long way to Christmas isn't it?'

*

Today's post for [livejournal.com profile] ncis_newsletter took nearly two and a half hours to compile! I'm just glad that Gmail seems to be down - else I'd be sending in my notice. (and we're back and people are grousing about the coding...already)

*

If anyone is interested Children In Need 2009 will be on Friday 20th November. I found this out by asking at the Playhouse Box Office about the dates that John Barrowman is starring in La Cage Aux Folles (14/9 to 28/11). He's not doing 20/11 because he's got a previous engagement (i.e. Children in Need) that night.

[livejournal.com profile] torn_eledwhen still interested?

*

Scuse me - I have to go fall over now....
beckymonster: Becky icon (art_a_traintor_borntobewild)
Just so you know... I'm being more boring than usual. Which is why there has been considerable radio silence at my end. My excuse and I'm *sticking* to it!

*

A PSA for those of you who have me flisted soley for the NCIS writing and or squee. You may wish to reconsider.
I haven't been watching the show in recent months (I think 'Bounce' was the last episode I watched) and I haven't written anything for months either. I'll try to catch the current series when it makes it to UK DVD but other than that... it may be time for me to bid adieu to the Navy Yard.

*

Reccie teim! Torchwood: The Sin Eaters Audio Book ready by Gareth David Lloyd
I has this and can highly recommend it to anyone who watches the show/reads the books. Captivating storyline, a good 'case', some lolworthy one liners (you'll know them when you hear them!) and GDL is a joy to listen to - not just because he does a damn good job of JB's accent but he gets EM and KO's accents down too. Recommended on the proviso that it's not listened to in a public place... giggling hysterically is never a good look!

*

Some may have noticed that I mentioned in a previous post that I'm writing again. Well, having passed the 8,000 word mark sometime yesterday/today (shocked? nearly fell of my chair!) I feel it's time to say a little more about it.

It's a Torchwood story, set post 'Children of Earth'. Insofar as TW is concerned... it's canon compliant. (I know!) Oh, did I mention that Ten and Donna put in an appearance?

Trust me, no one (and I repeat, no ONE) is more surprised by this fact than me!
As I've said before - if I finish this (I have plans - whether they're going to work or not is another matter!) it will be a miracle of *James Cameron* proportions! And as for posting it? Ahahahahaha! Lets just call it 'writing as therapy' and leave it as that!

*

Since it's nearly the new TV season - my TV watching schedule:
Saturday
Strictly Come Dancing
Merlin
Doctor Who Special(s)
And that is that. Thank the FSM for DVDs! I can foresee a Doctor Who marathon (complete with added Torchwood) in my future!

*

Work is about to ramp up for the new term - not only that but I've changed my late night to a Monday. Which is fair warning for me to warn for me being grumpier than usual on a Monday;)

*

And finally.... Because I am (practially;)) clinically unable to finish a post on a downer... Remember my whining about 'Prime' kicking the proverbial? Welll...

May I take this moment to introduce you to... Spock? )

*

Oh! Can someone remind me to write up the Doctor Who pubcrawl of London, with added tips at some point?

*

So - that's me - how are you?
beckymonster: Becky icon (art_a_traintor_borntobewild)
Just so you know... I'm being more boring than usual. Which is why there has been considerable radio silence at my end. My excuse and I'm *sticking* to it!

*

A PSA for those of you who have me flisted soley for the NCIS writing and or squee. You may wish to reconsider.
I haven't been watching the show in recent months (I think 'Bounce' was the last episode I watched) and I haven't written anything for months either. I'll try to catch the current series when it makes it to UK DVD but other than that... it may be time for me to bid adieu to the Navy Yard.

*

Reccie teim! Torchwood: The Sin Eaters Audio Book ready by Gareth David Lloyd
I has this and can highly recommend it to anyone who watches the show/reads the books. Captivating storyline, a good 'case', some lolworthy one liners (you'll know them when you hear them!) and GDL is a joy to listen to - not just because he does a damn good job of JB's accent but he gets EM and KO's accents down too. Recommended on the proviso that it's not listened to in a public place... giggling hysterically is never a good look!

*

Some may have noticed that I mentioned in a previous post that I'm writing again. Well, having passed the 8,000 word mark sometime yesterday/today (shocked? nearly fell of my chair!) I feel it's time to say a little more about it.

It's a Torchwood story, set post 'Children of Earth'. Insofar as TW is concerned... it's canon compliant. (I know!) Oh, did I mention that Ten and Donna put in an appearance?

Trust me, no one (and I repeat, no ONE) is more surprised by this fact than me!
As I've said before - if I finish this (I have plans - whether they're going to work or not is another matter!) it will be a miracle of *James Cameron* proportions! And as for posting it? Ahahahahaha! Lets just call it 'writing as therapy' and leave it as that!

*

Since it's nearly the new TV season - my TV watching schedule:
Saturday
Strictly Come Dancing
Merlin
Doctor Who Special(s)
And that is that. Thank the FSM for DVDs! I can foresee a Doctor Who marathon (complete with added Torchwood) in my future!

*

Work is about to ramp up for the new term - not only that but I've changed my late night to a Monday. Which is fair warning for me to warn for me being grumpier than usual on a Monday;)

*

And finally.... Because I am (practially;)) clinically unable to finish a post on a downer... Remember my whining about 'Prime' kicking the proverbial? Welll...

May I take this moment to introduce you to... Spock? )

*

Oh! Can someone remind me to write up the Doctor Who pubcrawl of London, with added tips at some point?

*

So - that's me - how are you?
beckymonster: Becky icon (movies_madagascar_penguin_popcorn)
'Cept Real Life is not playing ball with me at present. Where to begin...

Work
Have started on the long slog to resubmitting my charter. Most importantly, I've started looking at the feedback and gotten in contact with People Who Are There To Help.
Consider this fair warning that there will be plenty of bitching about the subject in months to come.

Everything else - is plodding along. The students haven't revolted and neither have the staff.


Fandom
Ahahahahaha. Aha. My interaction on a fannish level has been minimal of late. I've only been reading NCIS fic from favourite authors and gen-to-r-rated Star Trek '09 fics. An utterly incomplete and indiscriminate selection of stories and icons I've liked for NuTrek
I'll add to that as I go along.

The squee seems to be on vacation at present. I wouldn't mind but the git hasn't even sent a postcard!


Car Woe!
The car is not currently experiencing woe at present. Which is nice. Touchwood.

The problem is... I'm seriously considering buying a new car. Prime (aka the current car) qualifies under the Government's 'Cash for Bangers' scheme. Trust me, I wouldn't get £200 for him (even with a full tank!) let alone £2000. So this is A Good Thing.
One small problem... (two, if you include sorting out the finances) what to buy.

All I know is that I want something a) small, b) cheap to run and c) has a decent sound system. The problem is that the range of choice is mindboggling.
I have narrowed it down to about three or four marques that I want to test drive but until the Father Unit returns - nothing doing.
Does anyone want to bet that when I *do* go for the test drives, all the sales reps will be talking to the Father Unit and not me, the one who'll be bloody buying the thing?!

So there you go. Any questions? Anyone?
beckymonster: Becky icon (movies_madagascar_penguin_popcorn)
'Cept Real Life is not playing ball with me at present. Where to begin...

Work
Have started on the long slog to resubmitting my charter. Most importantly, I've started looking at the feedback and gotten in contact with People Who Are There To Help.
Consider this fair warning that there will be plenty of bitching about the subject in months to come.

Everything else - is plodding along. The students haven't revolted and neither have the staff.


Fandom
Ahahahahaha. Aha. My interaction on a fannish level has been minimal of late. I've only been reading NCIS fic from favourite authors and gen-to-r-rated Star Trek '09 fics. An utterly incomplete and indiscriminate selection of stories and icons I've liked for NuTrek
I'll add to that as I go along.

The squee seems to be on vacation at present. I wouldn't mind but the git hasn't even sent a postcard!


Car Woe!
The car is not currently experiencing woe at present. Which is nice. Touchwood.

The problem is... I'm seriously considering buying a new car. Prime (aka the current car) qualifies under the Government's 'Cash for Bangers' scheme. Trust me, I wouldn't get £200 for him (even with a full tank!) let alone £2000. So this is A Good Thing.
One small problem... (two, if you include sorting out the finances) what to buy.

All I know is that I want something a) small, b) cheap to run and c) has a decent sound system. The problem is that the range of choice is mindboggling.
I have narrowed it down to about three or four marques that I want to test drive but until the Father Unit returns - nothing doing.
Does anyone want to bet that when I *do* go for the test drives, all the sales reps will be talking to the Father Unit and not me, the one who'll be bloody buying the thing?!

So there you go. Any questions? Anyone?
beckymonster: Becky icon (tv_MST3000_random)
Or: Boring Monster is Boring

Car Woe! Update - Well, the damn thing is going but for how much longer is a matter of debate. On the plus side, I'm not pulling muscles changing gears right now. Even so, there will be a new car in my life before the winter.



Work (and other disasters) - Bad case of 'hand in fever' at work. Symptoms include all computers being used, nearly all study spaces in use, book returns rocketing and students *expecting* you to do their referencing for them. Yup, business as usual!

The Professional Exams Body met last week - my gut tells me that mine went before them. I have no proof but...
Naturally, I will post here once the family and my bosses know. Mind you, if I pass, you shall know me by the high pitched squeaking!



Fannish News - Torchwood - I HAVE TICKETS FOR THE BFI SCREENING! Yes, I will report back. Yes, I am a jammy bugger! After spending waaay too much money on Bond tickets - they owe me;)

Bond - Am still enjoying the films. Moore will never be my favourite Bond (although, I really like 'Man with the Golden Gun' and 'Octopussy') but I only have two more of his before I get to the 'better' Bonds (Dalton onwards). I spotted Joanna Lumley in OHMSS this time around. Also, Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny pwns everyone else. Bar possibly Samantha Bond and Judi Dench.

NCIS - Newly Posted Story!.
Am avoiding the current wank like the plague. Have come to the conclusion that people have short memories. Yes, the Tony/Ziva storyline is sneer-worthy but 'La Grenouille' anyone?
YMMV

Star Trek and other Movies - My current happy place. I'm going to see Star Trek at the BFI (those guys *again*) IMAX at the end of the month. Needless to say, I'll go see it again before then. Ditto Coraline. I'm considering Angels and Demons but I fear that I may end up booking myself a one-way trip to The Special Hell. Ewan 'hubba hubba' McGregor is playing a priest in said film. Yeah.


How are yous guys?
beckymonster: Becky icon (tv_MST3000_random)
Or: Boring Monster is Boring

Car Woe! Update - Well, the damn thing is going but for how much longer is a matter of debate. On the plus side, I'm not pulling muscles changing gears right now. Even so, there will be a new car in my life before the winter.



Work (and other disasters) - Bad case of 'hand in fever' at work. Symptoms include all computers being used, nearly all study spaces in use, book returns rocketing and students *expecting* you to do their referencing for them. Yup, business as usual!

The Professional Exams Body met last week - my gut tells me that mine went before them. I have no proof but...
Naturally, I will post here once the family and my bosses know. Mind you, if I pass, you shall know me by the high pitched squeaking!



Fannish News - Torchwood - I HAVE TICKETS FOR THE BFI SCREENING! Yes, I will report back. Yes, I am a jammy bugger! After spending waaay too much money on Bond tickets - they owe me;)

Bond - Am still enjoying the films. Moore will never be my favourite Bond (although, I really like 'Man with the Golden Gun' and 'Octopussy') but I only have two more of his before I get to the 'better' Bonds (Dalton onwards). I spotted Joanna Lumley in OHMSS this time around. Also, Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny pwns everyone else. Bar possibly Samantha Bond and Judi Dench.

NCIS - Newly Posted Story!.
Am avoiding the current wank like the plague. Have come to the conclusion that people have short memories. Yes, the Tony/Ziva storyline is sneer-worthy but 'La Grenouille' anyone?
YMMV

Star Trek and other Movies - My current happy place. I'm going to see Star Trek at the BFI (those guys *again*) IMAX at the end of the month. Needless to say, I'll go see it again before then. Ditto Coraline. I'm considering Angels and Demons but I fear that I may end up booking myself a one-way trip to The Special Hell. Ewan 'hubba hubba' McGregor is playing a priest in said film. Yeah.


How are yous guys?
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Title: Land Wars in Asia

Rating: PG

Fandom: NCIS

Characters: Tony DiNozzo, Timothy McGee, Ducky Mallard, Jethro Gibbs

Spoilers: None

Word Count: 608

Author's Notes: Looked over/beta'ed by [livejournal.com profile] tejas, for which I thank her (despite being a terrible enabler type!). Any other mistakes are purely my fault. Inspired by a conversation between [livejournal.com profile] tejas and [livejournal.com profile] donutsweeper on the matter of writing a GEN story involving porn... Fic title comes from The Princess Bride.

Dislaimer: Not mine, belong to other people, please do not sue! This is what happens when you watch too many movies!

Feedback: would be *awesome*.

Summary: Tim asked Tony for some documentary film recommendations. He should have been careful what he wished for.

There was a pile of DVDs were sitting on Tony's desk, waiting for him when he arrived that morning )

Filmography and other notes )
beckymonster: Becky icon (ncis_s4 promo)
Title: Land Wars in Asia

Rating: PG

Fandom: NCIS

Characters: Tony DiNozzo, Timothy McGee, Ducky Mallard, Jethro Gibbs

Spoilers: None

Word Count: 608

Author's Notes: Looked over/beta'ed by [livejournal.com profile] tejas, for which I thank her (despite being a terrible enabler type!). Any other mistakes are purely my fault. Inspired by a conversation between [livejournal.com profile] tejas and [livejournal.com profile] donutsweeper on the matter of writing a GEN story involving porn... Fic title comes from The Princess Bride.

Dislaimer: Not mine, belong to other people, please do not sue! This is what happens when you watch too many movies!

Feedback: would be *awesome*.

Summary: Tim asked Tony for some documentary film recommendations. He should have been careful what he wished for.

There was a pile of DVDs were sitting on Tony's desk, waiting for him when he arrived that morning )

Filmography and other notes )
beckymonster: Becky icon (dw_tw_stopwatch)
You can tell it's nearly summer... I've started walking round the library minus my shoes. In bare feet. The bosses will not approve.

*
A word to the wise aimed at anyone who is buying the new issue of Empire magazine this month... avail yourself of a bookmark because... dude! It's not a magazine, it's a damn book!

*

Library chortle of the day - the Oxford Dictionary of Economics has an entry for 'credit crunch'. Yar boo sucks Wikipedia!

*

Movies wot I have watched recently

The Boat That Rocked
A very British film about Pirate Radio in the UK and it's influence on UK culture... which makes it sound very dry but it's anything of the sort.
The film has issues regarding colour/women/homosexuality, granted. Has a killer soundtrack, mind. I enjoyed it a lot, regardless of it's flaws and would heartily recommend it to anyone with a love of the music of the 1960s.

Not to mention - tea and bourbons are the *best* way to deal with romantic knockbacks.


Monsters v Aliens
Holy Cow! The best animated film I've seen from a studio that isn't Pixar/Ardman/Gibhi for about eight/fifteen years?! (Depending on your view of Shrek, of course). Okay - it's not in the same league as any of the above studios output but still...


Doctor No
First of the Bond movies (not the first of the books - that's Casino Royale - Doctor No is the 6th in the series. This is the template for the rest - the action, the sets, the danger, you name it - you can see the seed here.

And it looked as good as it plays - awesome.


Fast and Furious
Slashy (please tell me there is good smut out there for these films?!), trashy and quite forgettable - apart from Vin Diesel's arms. Watch out for the character in a fridge mind.
Oh and for ma NCIS peeps - look who went over to the Hoover building!


Race to Witch Mountain
It's a re-make of a 70's film that is raised beyond the usual level for Disney Live Action by the fact that Dwayne Johnson is both easy on the eyes and a damn fine actor. (Makes no attempt to hide the fact that I have The Scorpion King in my DVD collection. Definitely one to watch on TV.


Goldfinger
This film *always* reminds me of Cardiff. It's a long story. Even so - it's one of the best of the 'early' Bonds (and one of the best Bonds, period) and despite certain misgivings re: sexism etc... it's still a corker of a film.

*

I've signed up for [livejournal.com profile] ncis_ficathon for this year. May the 'verse have mercy on my soul.

I am writing. Which is as scary as it sounds! More when it's nearly ready to go. Or it drives me scatty - whichever happens first.

*

I will get to the comments soon - Promise!
beckymonster: Becky icon (dw_tw_stopwatch)
You can tell it's nearly summer... I've started walking round the library minus my shoes. In bare feet. The bosses will not approve.

*
A word to the wise aimed at anyone who is buying the new issue of Empire magazine this month... avail yourself of a bookmark because... dude! It's not a magazine, it's a damn book!

*

Library chortle of the day - the Oxford Dictionary of Economics has an entry for 'credit crunch'. Yar boo sucks Wikipedia!

*

Movies wot I have watched recently

The Boat That Rocked
A very British film about Pirate Radio in the UK and it's influence on UK culture... which makes it sound very dry but it's anything of the sort.
The film has issues regarding colour/women/homosexuality, granted. Has a killer soundtrack, mind. I enjoyed it a lot, regardless of it's flaws and would heartily recommend it to anyone with a love of the music of the 1960s.

Not to mention - tea and bourbons are the *best* way to deal with romantic knockbacks.


Monsters v Aliens
Holy Cow! The best animated film I've seen from a studio that isn't Pixar/Ardman/Gibhi for about eight/fifteen years?! (Depending on your view of Shrek, of course). Okay - it's not in the same league as any of the above studios output but still...


Doctor No
First of the Bond movies (not the first of the books - that's Casino Royale - Doctor No is the 6th in the series. This is the template for the rest - the action, the sets, the danger, you name it - you can see the seed here.

And it looked as good as it plays - awesome.


Fast and Furious
Slashy (please tell me there is good smut out there for these films?!), trashy and quite forgettable - apart from Vin Diesel's arms. Watch out for the character in a fridge mind.
Oh and for ma NCIS peeps - look who went over to the Hoover building!


Race to Witch Mountain
It's a re-make of a 70's film that is raised beyond the usual level for Disney Live Action by the fact that Dwayne Johnson is both easy on the eyes and a damn fine actor. (Makes no attempt to hide the fact that I have The Scorpion King in my DVD collection. Definitely one to watch on TV.


Goldfinger
This film *always* reminds me of Cardiff. It's a long story. Even so - it's one of the best of the 'early' Bonds (and one of the best Bonds, period) and despite certain misgivings re: sexism etc... it's still a corker of a film.

*

I've signed up for [livejournal.com profile] ncis_ficathon for this year. May the 'verse have mercy on my soul.

I am writing. Which is as scary as it sounds! More when it's nearly ready to go. Or it drives me scatty - whichever happens first.

*

I will get to the comments soon - Promise!

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