Raythe Reign Advent: December 21 – “What movies does Raythe want to see?”


What movies is Raythe looking forward to seeing?

Ghost in the Shell and Guardians of the Galaxy 2!  Often, she goes to this fancy movie theater where they have food and drinks brought to you, but sometimes she just goes to the town movie theater (and she and Kat meet up at this townie piano bar attached to the theater!)

From December 1 – 24, we’re doing a “blog advent calendar” just for something a little different.  You read our fun fact – now tell us yours:

Do you like to dress up / get fancy for parties and such?
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22 Responses to Raythe Reign Advent: December 21 – “What movies does Raythe want to see?”

  1. BuddhaAli December 21, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

    Gosh the list of movies I’ve missed so far in 2016 is HUGE. I want to see all of them. Thing I’m most looking forward to in 2017? New season of BBC’s Sherlock Holmes. I ship Smaug and Bilbo. I ship them so hard.

    • Raythe December 22, 2016 at 1:00 am #

      Smaug and Bilbo? I’m trying to imagine that … lol! I understand different pairings and this is one of those. But excellent ideas there.

      • BuddhaAli December 22, 2016 at 10:56 am #

        Erm, the actors that play Sherlock and Watson in the bbc show are also the ones who we saw as the Hobbit and the Dragon, so it was a bit of a joke on their other roles… I can’t imagine shipping smaug really and apologize for the confusion. Hobbit fanciers are everywhere tho.

        • Raythe December 22, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

          I got it after I wrote this! I was like: doh!

  2. Fara December 21, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    I’m so angry about the casting for GitS that I will not even watch trailers for it. And I should have been a lock-in for their audience – I’ve seen every GitS franchise entry ever, read the original manga, have the soundtracks, worship the Major…

    I work in the film industry, so I don’t often have time to go see a movie. I’m now 2 years behind on new releases. It’s ironic, really. I do find time for Netflix, though. I’m most looking forward to The Defenders and the second season of Luke Cage. I’m going to give Iron Fist a chance, but my expectations are fairly low…

    • Raythe December 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm #

      Like you I’m a junkie for GITS.I definitely understand people’s feelings about the casting. I’ve gone up and down on it myself, but the original director (and creator?) has given it his blessing. Beside it looks so much like the anime that I’m just intrigued to see what’s the same and different. It does have a Robocop feeling though at least through the trailer.

      I tried to like Luke Cage and while I felt it was excellently done, I just couldn’t get into. I felt that way about Jessica Jones, too. But I’ve really enjoyed Arrow and Shield.

      • Fara December 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

        His “blessing” isn’t really how I would frame it. Japanese creators (and the original film director is not the creator of the franchise) know that when they sell a license to their properties, it basically won’t be theirs at all. They do it for money, and even if profit wouldn’t stop them from speaking badly about it, politeness would. The quotes I’ve seen are basically “we’re just grateful some bit of Japanese stuff will be seen by non-Japanese at all”. That’s hardly a “blessing”. And the quotes about ScarJo being “cyberpunk” is nonsense. She’s simply the current “It Girl”, and that happens to coincide with a trend for SFF properties. If I were going to cast a skinny white woman under the pretense that she sold a cyberpunk look well, I’d at least go with Noomi Rapace. I will grant ScarJo that she’s an above average actress considering she usually elevates some pretty middling scripts.
        The Japanese also tend to be completely oblivious to racism – Japan has continued to ignore their own problems with racism, so of course they aren’t going to see an issue here. The minute the company sold the option to an American film studio, they knew it would be a white cast.
        For me, it’s not at all an issue how the original Japanese creators feel about it. It has to do with a pervasive problem in Hollywood. Hollywood is overwhelmingly white, even more than it is overwhelmingly male. It’s finally becoming something less than acceptable in the business to whitewash black roles, but they aren’t even close on Asian and First Nations roles. And it also has to do with a pervasive problem in American culture in general, in a failure to accept and enjoy “foreign” things without white-washing it and placing it entirely within an American lens. I’m a translator by training, if not employment, and the over-localization of *everything* in the US (and to a lesser extent, Canada), deeply bothers me.

        Luke Cage was everything I’d hoped for and more, but I definitely felt the writing fell flat in the last two episodes. They obviously wanted to set a couple things up for a second season but hadn’t planned it well enough and then had to force those things at the wire. But definitely the Netflix super shows have a very different tone and approach than anything else out there. Less network in approach, more cable. And that isn’t always what someone wants from their superheroes. I haven’t finished JJ yet because it’s simply too heavy for me right now. I’ve had a hard time getting back into Arrow because I’ve heard too much gossip up here in film land. Nothing that should take away a non-film-worker’s enjoyment of the show, fear not. And I really want to like Supergirl, but the obvious middle aged white dude writing behind it, while well-meaning, is sometimes just painful.
        If you like Arrow, give Flash a shot. It’s a bit cheerier (there’s blue skies! which are totally CG, btw, it’s filmed up here in Vancouver, in the winter no less).

  3. Vidya December 22, 2016 at 1:11 am #

    You have a movie theater where they bring you food?! I didn’t even know those existed. I must find one!

    I’m actually going to go to the movie theater tomorrow with my family to see Rogue One as an early birthday celebration. I love Star Wars so much 😀

    I’ve heard that the anime Ghost in the Shell is fantastic, but it’s one of those things that I’ve never managed to find the time to watch. The trailer for the movie didn’t really tempt me, though. I couldn’t understand what it was supposed to be about…

    • Raythe December 22, 2016 at 3:40 am #

      It’s under the iPic banner so look for one of those.

      I’m going to see Rogue One after the new year. Even though I should be running out to see it, I can’t. It has Vader and I find it both inspiring and upsetting to see him which is absurd! But there it is!

      • Vidya December 22, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

        Ah, I shouldn’t have read this right before going! Now I’M worried about Vader. Arrrrrgh….

        • Vidya December 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

          Okay, it was good! I think you’re going to like it when you get to see it. 🙂

  4. Brit December 22, 2016 at 2:55 am #

    There are a tone of movies I’m looking forward too (March in particular will be an awesome month for a movie head like me) but there are three in particular I can’t wait for; Beauty and the Beast, Power Rangers and Gaurdians 2.

    On a side note though Ive never seen GITS I HATED the trailer, ScarJo just looks so out of place as the lead. I’ll be skipping that one for sure

    • Raythe December 22, 2016 at 3:39 am #

      I was surprised at how good the Power Rangers movie looked. I admit that Scarlet looks almost exactly like the major in the anime. But I think she’s a person people like or hate.

  5. Trugemini December 22, 2016 at 4:11 am #

    I am looking forward to Assassins Creed! Loved the game and excited for the movie.

    • Raythe December 22, 2016 at 6:05 am #

      I’m going to see that on my time off of work next week 🙂

      • admin December 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

        I’ll see that with you!

  6. keith December 22, 2016 at 8:21 am #

    If the question is do I like to dress up with fine clothes that are supposed to make me look feminine and pretty and “proper”, at a party with non-geek people, then no I hate it. I’m only comfortable in my jeans, Tshirt and sneakers. I hate wearing dresses, skirts, high-heels, make-up and the like. I just don’t feel comfortable nor myself in it.

    However, I adore dressing up as cosplaying! I want to cosplay as often as I can, and for a cosplay then I would wear any fancy dress and gladly spend 4 hours putting on make up (<= true thing! I have one such cosplay lol)

    For movies I'm especially looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Wars VIII (though the latter is still one year away!)

    • Vidya December 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

      Lol just go with the Void mask. No makeup required 😉

      Yeeeeeessss more Star Wars!

  7. Labyrinth Mind December 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    I went with my family to see Rogue One and it was amazing! Definitely looking forward to seeing the new Guardians of the Galaxy too.

    On a side note, last year we were so busy that we never got around to decorating our huge 7 ft tree, so my little brothers and sister decided to put on the special edition cup from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the sole ornament and the popcorn bucket as the tree topper. It made for very interesting Christmas photos!

  8. KuroiTenshi December 22, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

    Movies I’m looking forward to are: Star Wars Episode VIII (of course), Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Logan, Thor: Ragnarok, Wonder Woman (please, please be good), The Justice League (If this movie sucks, I’m through with DC movies as long as Snyder is involved), Spiderman: Homecoming, the Kingsman sequel…gah! There’s just too many! I’m a total movie junkie. 🙂

  9. River Iris December 22, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

    I don’t have a lot of opportunities to dress up, but I like to put on fancy clothes and glam up from time-to-time. No high heals and nothing I feel uncomfortable in, though. Feeling fancy is like putting on a costume: it’s a chance to stretch and change who I am in a safe temporary environment.

    As for movies… Top three, that I know of:
    1. ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Great cast of actors. It’s a funny take on a monster movie. I’m a sucker for underdog movies, and this is all about monsters being the good guys!
    2. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ It’s my favorite Disney cartoon. There’s a back story for everyone, and I love backstory more than most things. Not hot on the casting, but I will hold off on criticism until after I see it.
    3. ‘Wonder Woman’ The trailer looks promising. I grew up watching Xena with my mom… I’m not sold on the actress, but it’s a bunch of nitpicky stuff like accent. I’m on a WW1 kick.

  10. Evilcleo December 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

    Wonder Woman is the only movie I’m really planning on seeing next year. Not a huge Wonder Woman fan but the trailer was better than I expected. It’ll be how they handle her “origin story” that will make or break the movie for me. Beauty and the beast looks good but I was more of an Aladdin kid and will see it when my mom buys the dvd.

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