March 20th, 2013

WTTP - Your point being?

Review: Welcome To the Punch

Saw this last night and was worried at first, since for a good ten mins Rob, Soph and I were the only ones in the cinema, but it filled up a bit after that :).
Title: Welcome to the Punch
Cast:
James McAvoy - Max Lewinsky
Mark Strong - Jacob Sternwood
Andrea Riseborough - Sarah Hawks
Writer: Eran Creevy
Director: Eran Creevy
Summary: Max Lewinsky is a police officer in London and three years ago he almost caught Jacob Sternwood, top criminal single handedly. It almost cost him his career and when Sternwood, now retired, is forced to return to the UK because his son is involved in a shooting, Max is there to try and catch him. However, there are deeper things going on and nothing is quite so straightforward.

I read one review of this that said it was incoherent, but I have no idea what film they were watching. You have to pay attention, but that's because the story has details and makes perfect sense. I loved this film and can't wait for the blu-ray release.

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So, that is the end of my review, but I just have to add, be still my slashy little heart. Oh my, the fanfic vibes I got off this. Max and Sternwood have this staring into each others' eyes moment at the end of the film, admittedly over a gun, but it just fired every fanfic button I had. It's like Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, or Loki and Tony Stark; it just screams, we are enemies and yet we should be kissing madly :). See below and tell me I am wrong.



The Trailer for those who are interested:
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WTTP - Long lonely stare

Fic: Moonlight Flit, Welcome to the Punch, PG

This is my FB3X fanfic drabble for this week's Drabble Cascade. Our word this week is Moonlight and anyone can join in. Click this link to find out all the details about the cascade and who else is playing this week.

Title: Moonlight Flit
Author: Beren
Fandom: Welcome to the Punch
Pairing: none, but you could read it as preslash Max/Jacob if you like
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by Eran Creevy et al. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: set after the movie so it is a spoiler, but nothing specific
Author's Notes: Thanks to Soph for the beta
Word Count: 100
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Max heard a thud outside and fervently wished he was armed and not handcuffed to the hospital bed. He'd been arrested and given medical treatment while investigations were carried out; there was so much shit to dig up.

When Sternwood stepped in, Max thought the man had changed his mind about killing him.

"Can you walk?"

"Yeah, sure," he said, shocked.

"There's a hit out on you and since you're the only one who knows I didn't organise this, we're doing a moonlight flit."

It was funny; Max didn't doubt Sternwood at all, just let the man unlock the handcuffs.



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AV - Son of Cool

Update on the 5:2 diet

You remember I mentioned I was on the 5:2 diet, where you eat normally for five days of the week and two non-sequential days women have 500cal and men have 600cal per day. Well, still on it and it's still working. Fat is still burning off surprisingly well, but I have learned one thing I thought I'd share.

In my last post I mentioned that there had been no research on whether it made a difference it you had all your calories at one time or spread throughout the day. There's still no research, but I tried both and although eating only once is actually easier, it was hell on my digestion. Rob had the same problem. It resulted in horrible indigestion.

Now Soph tried the same thing and didn't seem to have an issue, so it's clearly a personal thing, but I thought I'd mention it, since it's not just me.

One downside of the whole diet, my favourite trousers are almost to the point where they're going to fall off. However, I can get back on a pair of jeans I haven't been able to wear in a couple of years :). Not the leather jeans yet - they're going to take a while longer, but progress is progress :).