and they say hollywood is running out of ideas

anonymous asked:

Why do you think there are so many American live action anime adaptations coming out? Also, do you think that only Asian-Americans, Japanese-Americans in particular, should have their voices heard over Asians as Asian-Americans are diaspora? I ask the second question because I'm sick of white ppl using Asians saying "it's ok" to defend whitewashing

In my opinion, I think it’s because people are running out of ideas. Rather than making an original story, Hollywood or Netflix would rather remake or adapt a story that is already known. And since anime has some of the most creative and influential stories, why not take some to only put white faces all over it?

I’m gonna make a stretch here but in a sense, this is how white people have stolen ideas and “made discoveries” for hundreds of years. Go to a non-white country, see what they’re doing, then come back and remake or adapt those ideas, then pass it off as if it’s yours (or put your face all over it). One of the only differences between then and now is that they go through “legal” and “licensing” processes so it seems more legit. And when something seems legit, people willingly give things up without even knowing it.

As for the issue of Japanese people speaking over Japanese Americans, that’s not a conversation for me to have since I’m neither. But I will say this: I don’t think Asian people from the homelands have the right to speak over Asian Americans, especially if they don’t understand the oppressive forces in America that push Asian Americans to speak out in the first place. Sorry for the rant lol.

Angry Asian Guy

Macbeth draws Hollywood star Jai Courtney back to Australia

Simon Plant, Herald Sun

June 2, 2017 4:00pm


He has gone ballistic with Arnold Schwarzenegger, traded punches with Tom Cruise and played 
a comic book villain in Suicide Squad.

All good opportunities, says Jai Courtney. But the muscular Australian actor, who lives in Los Angeles, where “99 per cent’’ of his work is “centred around film stuff’’, was willing to drop everything when the Melbourne Theatre Company invited him to star in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. On stage. In Melbourne.

“I wasn’t prepared for the call,’’ Courtney says, between rehearsals in Southbank, “but I’m so glad I got asked. Doing this role, Macbeth, is demanding more of me than anything I’ve ever prepared for, film or otherwise.’’

The clincher for Courtney was director Simon Phillips, renowned for earlier award-winning MTC productions of Richard III and Hamlet.

“Simon is such a visual guy while understanding text so well,’’ he says. “I couldn’t wait to embark on the journey with him.’’

The casting feels right. Like Macbeth, Courtney has the air of a warrior. Even seated, the sleeves of his jumper rolled to reveal discreet tattoos, this former rugby player has a strong alpha male presence eminently suited to action hero roles.

“My sword skills? Yeah, I always keep ’em pretty sharp,’’ he says. But while “brave’’ Macbeth can “unseam’’ antagonists “from the nave to th’ chops’’, this decorated Scottish soldier is tormented as well — unhinged by “horrible imaginings’’ and destined to self-destruct.


Courtney — sporting stubble for the role — has relished plumbing those supernatural depths.

“Basically, his mind unravels,’’ he says. “He gives into the idea of chaos and is ultimately so steeped in the horrors of his own actions, the only way is to keep going — into the darkness.’’

In LA, home base for the past five years, Courtney is accustomed to playing scenes out of sequence. Has it been hard adapting to hard and fast run-throughs of Macbeth?

“No, mate. It’s been totally refreshing,” Courtney, 31, says.

“Your days are long (in Hollywood) but time on your feet is not always extensive. Whereas something like this, time just flies because of the relentless nature of the piece.

“Aside from anything, I’m stoked to be back on stage where I had my beginnings.’’

Raised on Sydney’s outskirts, young Jai was hellbent on sport — athletics, swimming, football — but this “rough and tumble’’ teen showed an aptitude for acting as well.

“When I got into drama school (in Perth), my ambition was just to be in the theatre. 
I didn’t really know much about TV or film at all but growing up, and getting comfortable with my identity, I was prepared to dig in and do that. Fortunately I got some traction.’’

Bit parts in local TV drama (All Saints, Packed to the Rafters) paved the way for a role 
in US cable series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Hollywood beckoned, so Courtney crossed the Pacific and muscled up for a string of macho movies: Jack Reacher (2012), A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) and Terminator Genisys (2015).


In between, there was an Australian film — Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner (2014), where Courtney played an Anzac officer.

“I’ve had moments in my short career where it’s felt like you need to ride the momentum of something,’’ he says. “There have been other times when I’ve been exhausted by the industry. That’s when you take a deep breath and recharge. You’re not going to make better work by burning yourself out.’’

Does he have a five-year plan?

“Not at all. Never have. Sometimes you finish a job and are left scratching your head. Other times you’re in the fortunate position of knowing what’s next.’’

Next up for Courtney is Storm Boy, a retelling of the classic 1976 film where his
co-star will be Geoffrey Rush.

“The script has all the heart and soul of the film we know,’’ he says, “but re-imagines it in 
a beautiful way.’’

Courtney’s role of a grieving father, guarding his son on a remote coastline, may be worlds away from Macbeth’s blasted heath, but he says, “I don’t think any actor serves himself 
well by putting on too many limitations.’’


“To me, its always about growing and playing in a space that’s unfamiliar. When things get too familiar, they get comfortable and when you’re comfortable you’re not learning any more.’’

Would he do a West End farce?

“If the script was good, yeah.’’

Animation voicework?

“That’s come along. I’m going to be doing that.’’

Surely Courtney keeps a list of preferred film directors in his back pocket …

“Nah. But, you know what? If Martin Scorsese called, I reckon he’d be able to twist my arm.’’

Macbeth directed by Scorsese … that’s a thought?

“Yeah. Outrageous. No doubt

Roses

Okay so wow this is really, really long. It was 5 pages on google docs. But I really love this. This took me much longer than it should have but I got distracted but tumblr and my cat lol. Anyways here you go, oh and btw, the roses are a tradition at my high school. I have no idea if colleges do things like this at graduation because I haven’t graduated yet. I thought it was cute idea though. :)


Palms sweating, you’re sitting on the bleachers with the sun shining bright in your face. Since the nice weather held out, graduation is outside this year. You shift the red roses in your hands to rest in your lap, then wipe your slightly shaking, clammy palms on your gown. You can’t believe you’re here. It’s hard to believe that four years have gone by already.

While you listen to the Dean give a speech about how proud he is of your class you try to calm your nerves. You know there is nothing to be nervous about. You’re almost done with school and it’s not like this tiny little action will cost you your diploma or Hunt his job. Plenty of students give a rose to their favorite professor, yours just happens to have a little more meaning.

You shift in your seat and look around at your fellow classmates. Some are paying close attention to the Dean while others are quietly chatting with the students sitting around them. You quickly spot Addison talking with Aria, last names causing them to be seated next to eachother.

Addison must sense someone staring at her because she turns to look at you and gives you a megawatt smile. She knows you’re nervous. She’s one of your best friends, of course you told her all about Professor Hunt. Addison is the one who convinced you to give a rose to him, and continued to tell you it was a great idea even when you tried to talk yourself out of it. She gives you a thumbs up and turns back to Aria.

Keep reading

so here is something that absolutely happened between carol and cj their first few weeks working together (this, incidentally, is how i figured out that carol doesn’t come from los angeles with cj; i think, i’m like 80% sure that she’s district politico-journalism born and raised but never wanted anything to do with it until she sees cj working the bartlet campaign and goes oh. oh no.)

anyway:

it’s the first couple weeks after the election victory, no one’s quite moved in to the district yet. and it’s late one night, cj and carol are some of the last ones in their transition office finishing work, probably on the inauguration message/speech, and cj turns to carol and says – hey, you’re from here, where do you go on friday nights? where’s a good place to go for a drink?

and carol – lesbian carol, lesbian and known since forever carol, lesbian and spent most of her time in queer bars until she realised how close to the white house the campaign was – looks at cj, this woman she’s been walking the line between idolising and befriending for months and thinks about what a bad idea it would be to send the new white house press secretary to a bunch of gay bars (and, okay, it’s not like she’s never thought about taking cj to a gay bar before but she’s not an idiot) so she just says, oh … i dunno, i don’t really think you’d like the kinds of places my friends and i hang out in.

and cj – cj doesn’t get it, at first, thinks carol’s trying to make some joke about her age, and she laughs, oh, come on, i’m not that old, i don’t want to sit somewhere sadly sipping scotch–

no, carol cuts her off, wishing they were having this conversation a week, a month, a year later when she would have a better handle on how cj would react (not that she thinks cj would have a problem with her being gay, the woman had worked in hollywood after all, but she hadn’t planned on coming out to cj at all, certainly not like this), i mean, it wouldn’t be a good idea for you to go there. it’s maybe not a good idea for me to go there, anymore.

and that’s when cj knows, and she’s quiet for so long that carol’s contemplating just running out of the office but then cj says, oh. like the places i went in college.

the things that they’re not not saying are i know and it’s okay, but it doesn’t mean that carol doesn’t spend the first few months of the bartlet administration avoiding cj as politely as possible, or that it’s any easier to build a friendship now that they’ve started out keeping each other’s secret.

manateedreamer  asked:

I don't know if it has already been mentioned on here yet, but I saw that CBS is in the works on a Charmed reboot and I just wanted to see what everyone thought about it. I personally think it could be a great idea if it is done right.

Yeah, it was talked about when they announced it about a month ago.

Here are confessions: Confessions

Some things people have said: Disscussion (check replies to),

Here too

What I thought about it: My thoughts

The girls reactions:

Alyssa Milano:

  • The thing about them doing a Charmed reboot is… it just… it feels like yesterday. It feels too close.

Shannen Doherty:

  • I don’t know yet. It’s strange to think about a reboot. I guess i’m still processing the idea.
  • I haven’t figured out what i feel on the charmed reboot yet.

Rose Mcgowan:

  • They really are running out of ideas in Hollywood.
  • lame lame lame lamertons.

Holly Marie Combs:

  • Here’s the thing. Everything is a reboot. If you think otherwise you haven’t read enough Shakespeare yet.
  • At least they had the decency to call it what it is. Instead of ripping it off and then pretending to not be ripping it off.
  • Watch it. Or don’t. Then if you don’t have anything nice to say….. Come sit by me. ;)