and a bunch of other great actors

shmaiva  asked:

why'd you hate la la land? i'm not looking for discourse because i'm kinda indifferent about it but i really wanna know!!

hahaha i guess i just thought it was not that well done, like the singing and dancing were not great and the music was straight-up bad in a time when new musicals are having sort of a renaissance, plus ryan gosling’s character was such a douchebag “intense artist” stereotype, which is really destructive, not to mention that there were some fucked up racial politics there (bunch of good articles have been written about this). i had other political problems with it but don’t wanna get all up in that

anyway here is what a good movie musical number looks like– AND– before you think to say it’s not fair to expect contemporary dramatic actors to dance like this– know that Debbie Reynolds had never danced before she was cast in this movie!

What Leverage gets right (that so many shows get wrong)

So after hearing @postcardsfromspace recommend Leverage on @xplainthexmen I decided to watch the show and, much like the other things I’ve picked up based on Jay and Miles’ recommendations like The Demon Bear Saga and Walt Simonson’s run on Thor, it is fantastic. The characters are likable and like each other, the heists are clever, and there’s a great balance between humor and drama. But my favorite thing about the show is how it views acting.

I’m currently getting my MFA as an actor and one of my pet peeves about the portrayal of actors on a bunch of TV shows (Sense8 is one recent example) is the idea that great actors are brilliant liars. That’s horseshit. I’ve been lucky enough to be on stage with some amazing actors and they’re among the most honest people I know BECAUSE ACTING ISN’T LYING. It’s telling the truth as another person. And Leverage gets that.

I love that Sophie the grifter wants to be a legitimate actor but she just isn’t very good. She over thinks and indicates any time we see her on stage but she never has that problem when she’s running a con because Sophie is a GREAT liar. They don’t spend a lot of time hammering that distinction home, but it’s there and I really appreciate it. What a great show.

su characters as roles in theatre
  • steven // director: creative, has great vision, loves to make things other people can enjoy and relate to, usually directs musicals and comedies or anything that will make the crowd smile
  • pearl // dramaturg: HISTORY BUFF, honestly didnt even intend to be in theatre but steven was asking her a bunch of shit for a show he was directing and then told her about the role of dramaturg and she was like well yeah sure and now she loves it, barely even needs to do research tbh just knows a bunch of shit about EVERYTHING
  • amethyst // actor: vivacious, loves to play different parts, leans towards comedy but can do any role very well, her favorite shows to do are musicals, she was classically trained and her voice is so amazing some people dont even know how to react to it, is a reeeeeallu good actor but doesnt seem like it, loves to take people by surprise with her skillz
  • garnet // stage manager: natural leader, very authoritative, knows when to be serious and when to have fun with the actors, very reliable, pretty much only works for steven but sometimes branches out to other theaters and directors, amazing at anticipating the needs of others, some people think she can predict the future
  • connie // assistant director/fight choreographer: she is the assistant director for every show that steven does and they make an amazing team. sometimes their differing opinions can complicate things but they always compromise, choreographs fights very well to where its almost a dance, always has people from other theaters asking her to come help them, loves to branch out to other places
  • lapis // props master: loves to create and design new things for the shows, very innovative and is great at creating something out of nothing, works at the coffee shop literally down the road from the theater so she brings coffee in for the crew during production meetings, keeps to herself a lot so none of the actors for the shows really interact with her but gets on pretty well with the production team
  • peridot // master electrician/props: so fucking great at not only working with the instruments and fixing them but also at creating the lighting for the shows, makes very complex lighting sequences, built an instrument that has a bunch of different effects and shit, also sometimes helps lapis with props if the props are technical/lapis cant think of a way to make something
  • jasper // technical director: is so good at putting up and taking down sets its no one’s business holy shit, really knows her way around a screw driver, is very resourceful, can lift 200 pounds, also helps with housekeeping shit around the theater, sometimes shows up randomly at rehearsals to intimidate the actors and hang out with the production team, has a feud with garnet but secretly respects her a lot
Ensemble stars announced

“Ensemble Stars” or anstars/enstars in short, is a male idol ccg game that has been released in 2015. Having nice graphics, a great cast and a bunch good voice actors (f.e. Morikubo Showtaro, Saito Souma, Hikaru Midorikawa, …) the game has been praised by lot’s of ppl, even overseas users (the game isn’t translated to English).

The story of the game is about Yumenosaki Private Academy. A school located on a hill near the ocean. It’s famous for producing male idols. Due to special circumstances a transfer student (the character you play) is the only female student in the school. You’re also the first student that takes the producer course. In other words: your task is to produce idols. Through the game you meet, train and befriend other characters.

Just a few minutes ago, an announcement was posted that confirmed an anime adaption of the franchise.
There’s no more information about the matter yet, they didn’t mentionhow many episodes it will be, which characters will be included or if they’ll stick to the storyline of the game. As for now. The only thing we know is that it’ll be an anime.

I’ll try to be up to date!