“I used to talk about killing myself all the
time, man. But I don’t wanna die now. It ain’t long enough. Sixteen
years ain’t gonna be long enough. Hell, I wouldn’t care so much if there
hadn’t been so many things I haven’t done yet. So many damn things I
ain’t seen or done. That time when we were in Windrixville was the only
time I’ve ever been away from my neighborhood.”
The Cast of The Outsiders Now as Members of Your Dysfunctional Family Thanksgiving
C Thomas Howell (Ponyboy)
-Creepy Uncle™ vibes.
-He’s not actually your uncle he’s like your dad’s second cousin’s nephew in law or some shit you really can’t remember.
-But he drinks milk straight from the carton and it makes you really uncomfortable.
-Don’t look him in the eyes.
-Smells like weed.
-You get forced to sit next to him on the couch after dinner and then he turns out to be a pretty cool guy.
-Has this weird scar on his elbow with a whole elaborate story behind it.
-Brought the 20-something year old he’s dating which is kind of weird but they’re making it work and they seem happy so okay.
-Takes all of the little kids out for ice cream when everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other so they don’t have to be around that.
Leif Garret (Bob)
-Creepy Uncle™ vibes^2
-You do actually want to avoid him.
-Like he’s not even related to you. At all.
-Nobody knows what he’s doing in your house.
-“Wait, I thought he came with you!" "No, he came with you!”
-Drinks all he beer and just makes everybody really uncomfortable.
-He’s only there for 20 minutes.
-The next thing you know he and the turkey are both gone.
-You never see any of them either again.
Diane Lane (Cherry)
-That one really awesome aunt everybody loves.
-Gives throughtful Christmas presents.
-Has like 10 kids.
-Still looks gorgeous after all of them.
-Is the one who put this whole thing together God bless her heart.
-Ends up curled up on the kitchen linoleum crying and chugging a bottle of red wine after everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other somebody give this poor woman a hug.
Rob Lowe (Sodapop)
-Your mom’s older brother.
-The Fun Uncle.
-Tells all the kids too many stories about his crazy college days.
-“…and that’s why you shouldn’t do drugs, kids.”
-Gets the fuck out of there the second everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other. Smart dude.
Michelle Merink (Marcia)
-Your mom’s younger sister.
-The one gay family member.
-Everyone is going out of their way to avoid acknowledging the fact that she’s gay.
-Like literally she brings her wife of 10 years and everybody’s still like, “Aunt Michelle and her…friend.”
-Brought a cassorole.
-Is done with this shit.
-Leaves with her wife as soon as everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other. They go to her wife’s family’s Thankgiving dinner and it is a much much better experience.
Patrick Swayze (Darry)
-The awesome grandpa who’s been dead for years.
-Everyone’s remembering him fondly and telling heartwarming stories about him while also desperately trying to avoid actually bringing up the fact that he’s dead.
Matt Dillon (Dallas)
-Your second cousin’s new husband thay she brought with her.
-It’s the first time anybody’s meeting him because they got married after like three months of knowing each other.
-He’s super uncomfortable and trying his best to be polite like he compliments your evil great great aunt and offers to do the dishes and everything.
-Yeah by the end of the night all of the younger girl cousins have crushes on him and all of the alcoholic unhappily married women are Jealous™
-Is super confused and kind of disturbed when everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other but he knows better than to ask any questions.
Emilio Estevez (Two-Bit)
-Another person who you can’t actually remember how your related to.
-You only ever see him at Thanksgiving otherwise he might as well not even exist.
-Staying out of the drama.
-Eating his pie.
-Takes his pie into the bathroom to finish it when everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other.
Ralph Macchio (Johnny)
-That one fully grown cousin who they make eat at the kids’ table when they run out of room.
-Joins Emilio Estevez in the bathroom when everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other. They sit in the bathtub together and eat pie and have a heartfelt chat it’s actually kind of nice.
Tom Cruise (Steve)
-Your dad’s dickhead little brother who didn’t bother to show up.
-Grandma set a placemat out for him out of spite.
-It’s just…sitting there.
-He’s probably out having a good time somewhere far away when everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other.
-Honestly who can really blame him you’d ditch Thanksgiving every year too if you could.
Glenn Withrow (Tim)
-Married to your dad’s sister.
-Is in a band.
-Also smells like weed.
-Pretty Chill dude until everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other. Then he manages to make three people cry and put a brand-new whole in grandma’s wall.
S.E. Hinton (Nurse)
-Great great aunt.
-Is still alive…somehow.
-Yells everything because she can’t hear.
-Hits people with her cane.
-Is probably the reason everything ineveitably falls to shit and everybody starts getting drunk and screaming at each other.
So I’m making a very pro Zack Snyder post right now because something I don’t see people acknowledge very much about him is how much all the actresses he’s worked with really like him and have consistently praised him.
This is Hollywood. A lot of actresses don’t have good experiences on films. Directors will belittle them, make them cry, put them in situations that make them uncomfortable, etc. So I have found it interesting for a while how much actresses who have worked with Zack clearly like him, because a lot of women in Hollywood will either call out unpleasant directors, or just keep silent about them, rather than saying anything bad. Zack’s actresses, across the board, seem to really like him.
Don’t worry. I have receipts. Let’s start with Sucker Punch, shall we?
Emily Browning repeatedly praised Zack on the press tour for Sucker Punch. She even went as far as to say he gave her her love of acting back.
“At one point I was [doubting that I would continue with acting] and actually this film, to be honest with you, is the one that’s brought me back and made me realize this is absolutely what I want to do. I have faith in this industry, if a movie making experience can be this positive and this much fun, then I can’t imagine ever doing anything else.”
For video reference, here’s a video of Emily and Abbie Cornish. They start talking about Zack at around the 5:00 minute mark.
“He keeps the set really fun and light and positive. I mean, obviously when we were doing our emotional scenes, he was really super respectful of that.”
Just wanted to point out from that what Emily is probably referencing there are the scenes of sexual abuse her character faces. You don’t think it would be asking a lot for a director to be respectful of those scenes and their impact on the women performing them, but unfortunately it sometimes is, and from what she said, Zack obviously is respectful of her while performing those scenes.
Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Vanessa Hudgens also praised him a lot here around the 4:30 mark.
Moving on to 300, Lena Headey was the female lead in that film (it’s worth noting that Zack expanded her role greatly from the graphic novel, where her part was extremely minimal) and she, like the others, had many kind things to say about Zack at the beginning of this interview.
“He’s so enthusiastic and it’s kind of infectious to be around that. And he’s got such a clear vision and knows absolutely what he wants to bring to the screen. So it’s great to have a leader like that.”
While on the San Andreas press tour, Carla Gugino, who worked with Zack on Watchmen and Man of Steel, expressed interest in working with Zack again in the DCEU at 1:07.
“I would go anywhere with Zack Snyder, do any movie with him and Debbie.”
So now for the DCEU actresses. We can start with Amy, as she’s said many sweet things about Zack. Most recently she discussed how it was difficult for her to see Zack take so much heat for BvS. It’s at around the 40:00 minute mark in this podcast.
“I just felt for Zack,” Adams says. “Zack’s like the nicest person ever, and to see him kind of talked about like that was really hard for me, because he’s really such a respectful director.”
There’s that word again. “Respectful.” Amy has been pretty candid in the past about working with directors who she didn’t get along with or didn’t treat her very well. With Zack, she’s only ever had nice things to say.
Now for Holly Hunter, she starts discussing him at the 1:00 minute mark.
“People have a fabulous time on this movie because the atmosphere is very creative, very respectful, and at the same time playful.”
Somehow I’ve gotten the impression that the women on his movies have never felt disrespected by Zack given the constant use of the word “respectful.”
So of course we have to hear from Wonder Woman about Zack. She starts talking about him at 1:38.
“He’s so women friendly. He’s very into women empowerment, and I think that for him, personally as well, it is very important to show a strong female on the big screen, that is equal to the other heroes.”
“It’s so wonderful to work with Zack, who I trust implicitly, and has all the answers. It’s so wonderful to be able to trust him.”
So basically with this I wanted to say if you don’t like Zack Snyder as a director, that’s fine. No one is obligated to like a director’s movies. But I feel like the attacks on Zack Snyder have become downright personal, and that is ridiculous. I think it’s rather sad that a director that the media and some fans have decided to target is a director who treats his actresses with respect and clearly goes out of his way to make them comfortable and collaborate with them and actually care about the women in his movies.
There are not very many action film directors today who I feel care a whole lot about women, and Zack is one of the few, and I wish that was appreciated more. But instead I still see constant personal attacks that he does not deserve.
Wonder Woman // Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Is this what people do when there are no wars to fight? Yeah. Yeah, this and other things. What things?…They have breakfast. They love to wake up, read the paper, go to work, and get married. Make some babies, grow old together, I guess.