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Television: Beauty School drop outs and FBI.

⬆ It wasn’t a dream or implanted fake memory, The X-Files (No. 5) really did premiere this week.
☆ An unfortunate acronym, a positive ranking. The SAG Awards came back at No. 11.
☆ It’s the live action musical we want (ooh, ooh, ooh, honey). Grease: Live debuted at No. 14.

Originally posted by usweekly

Movies: The next big reunion isn’t for another 15 years.

Lazer Team (No. 6), the movie that Kickstarted off with $2.4 million, was released. Sorry, Zach Braff.
⬇︎ The reunion is over, everyone is going home. High School Musical is slowly dropping out at No. 9.

Music: Wiz Khalifa has cool pants.

⬆ You’re pro-Anti. Rihanna dropped her album and moved up to No. 2.
☆ Which was almost overshadowed by Kanye West’s (No. 4) feud with Wiz Khalifa.

Celebrities: Always down to sip their tea.

Amber Rose is at No. 2 after issuing the clapback heard around the world. #WeWon’tUseTheHashtag
⬇︎ Gigi Hadid, or Zayn Malik’s current muse, moved up to No. 6.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s (No. 17) date to The Sag Awards was a vape pen. Vape life, etc.

Games: M.R.E.A.M. Memes rule everything around media.

⬆ The stars aligned and Fire Emblem Fates climbs up six spots to No. 8.
Super Mario 64 debuts at No. 16 nearly a decade after it was released thanks to a meme.
⬇︎ Animal Crossing: New Leaf is hanging on by a thread at No. 20. Please water your fandoms.

Web stuff: A BFF shake-up.

AmazingPhil turned 29 and, for the first time ever, surpassed danisnotonfire to claim No. 1.
⬇︎ danisnotonfire (No. 2) did not turn 29 and, for the first time ever, fell behind AmazingPhil.

Originally posted by twentyonepanicingyoutuber

James Franco Remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman

The last time I ran into Philip was at Bar Centrale, a theater restaurant, when he came in with a group that included Chris Rock, Zach Braff, and a bunch of great stage actors. At the time, I had read that Philip had gone to rehab for heroin. I was shocked, because you don’t think that a person who absolutely everyone acknowledges as great, would have such problems. But that was foolish, because addiction cares nothing for personality. It is an illness, not a matter of will, class, intelligence, or lifestyle. I have no idea what happened to Phil before he was found dead, but a friend of mine told me they saw him the day before he passed and he looked happy. This says to me that Philip was not someone who had given up. He didn’t throw it all away. He was just someone—a very special someone—who was sick. His death is shocking to us because his greatness made him seem invincible. At the very least, all the incredible art he gave us should warrant him another chance. 

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By the time Braff decided to Kickstart some funds for his second movie he had become a rich media guy. When Garden State came out he was scrappy, but in 2013 he was the kind of entrenched figure against whom the scrappy guy scraps. And in the years since Garden State our tastes in indie cinema had changed a bit. They had become a bit more sophisticated (if still susceptible to bald-faced emotional manipulation). When Braff showed up with the same kind of fucking twee whimsy he had a decade ago, and then asked people to help pay for it… well, this is how backlashes are born.

What Zach Braff makes is essentially whitesploitation films, movies aimed directly at the suburban lizard brains of slightly disaffected honkies who will never know true trouble, just the nagging sense that things should be easier for them than they already are. And in the decade since Garden State we’ve kind of outgrown that. We’ve started calling this stuff ‘White People Problems’ and ‘First World Problems,’ and we’ve realized it’s pretty fucking gauche to go on and on about them. Sure, you can still make these movies (and Fox Searchlight might even distribute them for you), but we all understand that they’re $14 million faux-indies that are guaranteed a nice placement at Sundance and that let actors feel okay about taking big paychecks for superhero movies. And we all understand that you pay for these things the way movies are always paid for, not using the funding model for people who are outside of the system, people who face actual adversity when trying to get their vision accomplished. People who, basically, don’t have nine seasons of sitcom royalties.

Braff’s further sin was that he admitted he didn’t even need the money (and not personally. No one should ever self-finance a movie, no matter what their residual checks look like). He could get his movie made in the standard system - he just couldn’t get it made the way he wanted to get it made. So he needed you, his Shins-bumping fanbase, to help him out. Zach Braff basically didn’t want to take notes from a studio, and he asked other people to put up the money so he didn’t have to take those notes. Martin Scorsese works within this system, but not Zach Braff.

2013: 30 times Harry was perfect

1. When a ray of light came from his ass

2. Yellow shorts

3. Eating an orange while at the VMAs

4. When he made this face

5. The first time he twerked for the world

6. Hes sharp nipples

7. When he wiped cream off his face and a dove learned to fly

8. When he made of these amazing faces in one interview

 

9. When he sucked on his bottom lip

10. When he looked the dainty in a flower crown

11. When he and Zach Braff had the most romantic date ever

12. When he suffered the most iconic pantsing ever

13. When he stood next to David Beckham and looked better

14. When he made this gorgeous face

 15. When this happened

16. The time he blew kisses and made hearts

  

17. When he looked better than Miley

18. Or better looking the actual Hanson brothers

19. When he lifted the Eiffel Tower and it totally looked real

 

20. The time that we realized just how special Harry really is

21. The time he tongued his own face

22. Literally every single, gorgeous, sweaty, shiny second of this moment

and this one

and this one

 

and just all of this

Every sweet second of it

23. When he posed behind Rihanna

24. When he made sweet, sweet love to Niall while making pottery

25. What ever it is he is doing here

 

26. When he slyly tried to adjust himself

27. And the time he did this

28. Pretty much every time he moved his face

29. When he kissed James Corden

30. And anytime he moved his hips

Endings are never easy. I always build them up so much in my head they can’t possibly live up to my expectations; I just end up dissappointed. I’m not even sure why it matters to me so much how things end here. I guess its because we all wanna believe that what we do is very important, that people hang onto our every word, that they care what we think. The truth is you should consider yourself lucky if you even occassionally get to make someone, anyone feel a little better. After that its all about the people that you let into your life. And as my mind drifted to faces I’ve seen here before I was taken to memories of family, of coworkers, of lost loves, even of those who have left us, and as i rounded that corner they all came at me as a wave of shared experience. And even though it felt warm and safe, I knew it had to end. Its never good to live in the past too long. As for the future, thanks to Dan it didn’t seem so scary any more. It could be whatever I want it to be. And who’s to say this isn’t what happens? Who can tell me that my fantasies won’t come true just…this…once…
—  JD, Scrubs