a war inside

I took my father to see Rogue One today. I’ve wanted to take him for a while. I wanted my Mexican father, with his thick Mexican accent, to experience what it was like to see a hero in a blockbuster film, speak the way he does. And although I wasn’t sure if it was going to resonate with him, I took him anyway. When Diego Luna’s character came on screen and started speaking, my dad nudged me and said, “he has a heavy accent.” I was like, “Yup.” When the film was over and we were walking to the car, he turns to me and says, “did you notice that he had an accent?” And I said, “Yeah dad, just like yours.” Then my dad asked me if the film had made a lot of money. I told him it was the second highest grossing film of 2016 despite it only being out for 18 days in 2016 (since new year just came around). He then asked me if people liked the film, I told him that it had a huge following online and great reviews. He then asked me why Diego Luna hadn’t changed his accent and I told him that Diego has openly talked about keeping his accent and how proud he is of it. And my dad was silent for a while and then he said, “And he was a main character.” And I said, “He was.” And my dad was so happy. As we drove home he started telling me about other Mexican actors that he thinks should be in movies in America. Representation matters.

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[Talking about Warrior:] “I don’t think I’ve cried like that since I thought I was lost in the woods when I was 8 years old.”

Tom Hiddleston, weeping during films since 1981

How can I sleep at night? There’s a war inside my head.
—  Hollywood Undead
my mom's comments on every act 1 hamilton song
  • Alexander Hamilton: this is about Alexander Hamilton I'm guessing
  • Aaron Burr, Sir: Stay away from that Hercules boy (me: mom he died a long time ago) still
  • My Shot: is this a drinking song or a song about guns (me: both)
  • The Story of Tonight: they're drunk
  • The Schuyler Sisters: id hate to be Peggy
  • Farmer Refuted: sea furry has a good voice (me: thayne jasperson?) yeah that guy
  • You'll Be Back: he's acting like he and the colonies are a couple (me: that's the point) oh
  • Right Hand Man: is this Thomas Jefferson
  • A Winter's Ball: don't hang out with these boys
  • Helpless: this is cute aww
  • Satisfied: "you strike me as a woman who has never been satisfied" is this a sexual innuendo
  • The Story of Tonight Reprise: they're very drunk now
  • Wait For It: wow. (Me: yeah pretty much)
  • Stay Alive: wait so he's at war now? "Alexander you're the closest friend I've got" they are in like two scenes together why are they so close
  • Ten Duel Commandments: why are they fighting each other is this war
  • Meet Me Inside: he's mad
  • That Would Be Enough: "how long have you known" known what?? (Me: she's pregnant) she cheated on him????
  • Guns and Ships: he talks fast
  • History Has It's Eyes On You: intense
  • Yorktown: did they win? (Me: yeah) ok
  • What Comes Next: ok so they broke up now?
  • Dear Theodosia: *tears up* I wish I loved you that much
  • NonStop: why is he non stop now I thought that he was going to spend time with his son (me: john laurens died) so?
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THE FULL ‘CAPTAIN MARVEL’ CREATIVE TEAM!

The movie will star Oscar winner Brie Larson in the titular role, be written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), be directed by established directing duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson), and be produced by Victoria Alonso (The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-man). The movie is confirmed to start filming in January!

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“You pray,” the man said, and barked a laugh. He glanced at Cassian. “He’s praying for the door to open.”

“Pray I get a chance to work,” Cassian murmured, but both men seemed to ignore him. 

Chirrut stopped his chant abruptly. “It bothers him,” he said, “because he knows it is possible.”

Chirrut’s partner laughed again. The sound was brief and ugly, but Chirrut only shrugged and told Cassian, “Baze Malbus was once the most devoted Guardian of us all.”

Baze Malbus. Cassian ran the name through his mental database and came up empty. “Now he’s just your guardian?” he asked.

Neither man took the bait. 

From the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization by Alexander Freed