Wednesday Videos: Harry Potter and Friends

WednesdayVideoThis video has been posted EVERYWHERE – but it’s so sweet you’ll probably want to see it twice.  So here you go – Harry Potter and Co. set to the opening credits from the TV show “Friends”.  I have something in my eyes…oh right, those are SENTIMENTAL TEARS.  *sniff*

And here’s the Avengers version because OMG AGE OF ULTON I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!!

Wednesday Videos: Avengers 2 Panel from San Diego Comic-Con

WednesdayVideoNot sure how long this video will stay up, but here’s the Avengers panel, from San Diego Comic-Con Hall H, filmed by magicinthenumbers.  I waited in line for 22 hours to see this and you can see it from your couch BUT I’M NOT BITTER.  No movie footage included in this.

 

Wednesday Videos Are Excited About Captain America: Winter Soldier

WednesdayVideoCaptain America:  The Winter Soldier opens this weekend and obviously I’m breathless with excitement.  Just to get us all in the proper movie-going mood, here’s two fun Avengers videos.  First we have a great music video – extra points for including plenty of Black Widow.  In my heart, the full title of “The Avengers” is “Black Widow with Special Guests”.

And here’s a great fan made trailer to catch you up on who these people are:

See you all at the movies!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: This week’s best lines

Agents of SHIELD logoThere are so many websites that provide high quality recaps of S.H.I.E.L.D. that I’m going to forgo the full recap and just give a few highlights every week.  As a Joss Whedon fan, y’all know I’m not going to pass up the chance to write something about this show every week!

So, let’s discuss the pilot.  Did you love it?  Hate it?  I thought it was…OK.  I enjoyed the dialogue and I thought the pilot did a good job of setting up the story.  Of course the characters are completely undeveloped but they are all, well, lined up, ready for Things To Happen.  Were I not already a Marvel/Whedon fan, I’m not sure this pilot would have made me feel compelled to start watching the show.  Since I AM a Marvel/Whedon fan, of course I can’t wait for next week.

ID cards of SHIELD agents

Oooh, looks at the above handy image, which makes it so very easy to remember everyone’s name.  Here’s the outline of the pilot:  SHIELD (which I will henceforth be spelling without the pesky polka dots) is an agency that handles all this weird new superhero stuff that has become public since the events of the Avengers movie.  We have a mismatched team of people who don’t get along well – so a Whedon show.  Here’s this week’s best lines:

Grant Ward to Maria Hill:  I don’t think Thor’s technically a God.

Maria Hill:  Then you obviously haven’t been near his arms.

Maria Hill and Phil Coulson

Does anyone feel a sudden, terrible urge to start shipping Maria Hill and Phil Coulson? No? Just me, then?

Phil Coulson, referring to his dramatic entrance:  “I’m sorry, that corner was really dark, and I couldn’t help myself.  I think there’s a bulb out.”

Phil Coulson, referring to Maria Hill’s assessment of Grant Ward’s people skills:  “Under ‘people skills’ she drew a little poop, with knives sticking out of it.  That’s bad, right?”

incidentally, I’m sure that eventually I’ll be all in to Grant Ward and his childhood traumas, but right now I find him incredibly boring.  Pretty, but dull.

Yes, I know - he's very pretty and he speaks French.  and yet, I do not care.

Yes, I know – he’s very pretty and he speaks French. and yet, I do not care.

Skye:  “Yes, I have an office!  A mobile office…a van…in which I live…BY CHOICE!

Oh Skye, everything you say is adorable.  Never change, you overly cutesy and clever girl, you.

Yes, Skye, we get it - you are a nut.  But a funny nut!

Grant Ward, under the effects of truth serum:  “I try to mask my pain in front of beautiful women because it makes me seem more masculine.  My God, this stuff works fast!”

Also, one word:  “Grammy?”

This whole scene was just glorious.  Oh look, he’s kinda cute when he’s all confused:

chloe-bennet-shield-stills

And word about props – hey, it’s Coulson and his megaphone!  And the car!  LOVE THE CAR!

One thing I notice in typing these out is how very dry the humor is and how much it relies on the actors to deliver the lines just right to get the joke across.  Stay tuned next week for more jokes that you probably had to be there for, and to see if the following things happen:

  • Skye and Grant’s instant dislike of each other turns into a huge crush
  • My dislike of Grant morphs into a huge crush (NEVER!)
  • Melinda May gets more than two lines
  • Ron Glass ruins all the scenes he’s in by inadvertently causing me to scream with delight whenever he shows up, thus ensuring that I miss all the lines.  How soon will that wear off, do you think?
Ron Glass in SHIELD

Oh, don’t be mad at me, Ron! I’m only screaming as a sign of joy!

Wednesday Fan Video – Iron Man

WednesdayVideoWhy yes, I am excited about Iron Man 3 – why do you ask?  Kudos to Issac Chu for the great editing on this video that neatly sums up Iron Man One, Two, and Three, plus the Avengers, by showing Tony Stark looking awesome and kicking ass.  You go, Tony.

And here’s a bonus video made by Lucaxmen3.  I’m quite fond of a) this song and b) Pepper Potts, so I’m throwing it up here out of pure sentiment.  See you at the movies!