beyond 1984

How into mainstream media are you?

EDIT: this post is from 2015 but it’s been going around again so i updated it with more movies that have since come out. previously there were 112 movies listed, and in less than two years since this post was made, nineteen more movies have been released from these franchises, for a new total of 131

count how many of these franchise movies you’ve seen and reblog with the number you’ve seen in the tags! there’s a total of 131 movies listed

Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • Iron Man (2008)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Iron Man 2 (2010)
  • Thor (2011)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Doctor Strange (2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Harry Potter

  • Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
  • Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  • Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
  • Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

James Bond

  • Casino Royale (2006)
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Spectre (2015)

The Lord of the Rings

  • The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Return of the King (2003)

The Hobbit

  • An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  • The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
  • The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Star Wars

  • The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • A New Hope (1977)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Spider-Man

  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

The Fast and the Furious

  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  • Fast & Furious (2009)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
  • Furious 7 (2015)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)

DC

  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Man of Steel (2013)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)

Transformers

  • Transformers (2007)
  • Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
  • Dark of the Moon (2011)
  • Age of Extinction (2014)
  • The Last Knight (2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean

  • The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  • At World’s End (2007)
  • On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Jurassic Park

  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • The Lost World (1997)
  • Jurassic Part III (2001)
  • Jurassic World (2015)

The Twilight Saga

  • Twilight (2008)
  • New Moon (2009)
  • Eclipse (2010)
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011)
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)

X-Men

  • X-Men (2002)
  • X2 (2003)
  • The Last Stand (2006)
  • Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  • First Class (2011)
  • The Wolverine (2013)
  • Days of Future Past (2014)
  • Deadpool (2016)
  • Apocalypse (2016)
  • Logan (2017)

Mission: Impossible

  • Mission: Impossible (1996)
  • Mission: Impossible II (2000)
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006)
  • Ghost Protocol (2011)
  • Rogue Nation (2015)

The Hunger Games

  • The Hunger Games (2012)
  • Catching Fire (2013)
  • Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)
  • Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)

Indiana Jones

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Temple of Doom (1984)
  • Last Crusade (1989)
  • Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Star Trek

  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Into Darkness (2013)
  • Beyond (2016)

Terminator

  • The Terminator (1984)
  • Judgment Day (1991)
  • Rise of the Machines (2003)
  • Judgement Day (2009)
  • Genisys (2015)

The Divergent Series

  • Divergent (2014)
  • Insurgent (2015)
  • Allegiant (2016)

The Maze Runner

  • The Maze Runner (2014)
  • The Scorch Trials (2015)

Mad Max

  • Mad Max (1979)
  • Mad Max 2 (1981)
  • Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
  • Fury Road (2015)

Planet of the Apes

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2012)
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
  • War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Alien

  • Alien (1979)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • Resurrection (1997)
  • Prometheus (2012)
  • Covenant (2017)

Steve never took any stock in new year’s resolutions. Not since he was a kid, at least. Not since his father disappointed him, year after year, with his false promises to “spend more time” with Steve, to “be around more” for the family. With each passing year, it seemed like Steve’s dad found ways to spend even less time with him.

And so, for Steve Harrington, new year’s resolutions meant nothing. Just empty, meaningless, unfulfilled words. 

That all changed on New Year’s Eve, 1984. The past year had been unusual, to say the least. But he couldn’t deny that, despite it’s hardships, 1984 gave him a purpose beyond just existing. 1984 gave Steve the strength to be himself, despite the taunting of his former friends. 1984 gave Steve the opportunity to be a hero, despite the voice inside of himself that always told him he would amount to nothing. And, perhaps above all, 1984 gave Steve a home. A community. A sense of belonging. And if that came in the form of a bunch of wildly crazy and stupidly fearless 13 year-olds, then so be it. 

On December 31st, 1984, mere minutes before midnight, Steve sat on the sofa in Hopper’s cabin, eyes glazing over as he half-watched Dick Clark’ New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on the television. Eleven, Max, Will, Lucas, Mike, and Dustin were scattered on the floor, fighting back their heavy eyelids as they struggled to stay awake just long enough to ring in the new year together. Next to Steve was an already-snoring Hopper, arms folded, a party hat sitting crookedly on top of his head. 

Steve looked around the room, smiling to himself as he thought about all of the goodness he now had in his life, despite the odds. And so this New Year’s Eve, Steve vowed to make a resolution - one that would be kept instead of forgotten. 

This New Year’s Eve, Steve made the silent resolution to be everything for his newfound family that most people in his life hadn’t been for him. He vowed to always be there to watch out for them, unlike his father. He vowed to genuinely be supportive of them, unlike his former friends. And, perhaps above all, he vowed to make sure they always believed in themselves, unlike he ever really did for himself. 

Sure, Steve never used to take any stock in new year’s resolutions. But something told him that 1985 was the year to start making them mean something, for once. 

Sean Connery’s itsy bitsy teenie weenie red mankini: ZARDOZ review

This film takes place in the distant future and Sean Connery plays Zed, a big hairy warrior in a red mankini (and even a wedding dress at some point) who worships a godlike statue’s head called Zardoz. It can talk, unlike other gods, and it promises that all who worship it will be allowed to come to Vortex and become immortal. Vortex is a holy place with naked ladies, so naturally everybody starts to worship the damn thing. But Zed thinks that Zardoz is a phony, so he sneaks into the God’s mouth to find out more about all the naked ladies. Pretty silly, really. Still, I found this film extremely entertaining. It’s not as preachy as many other “thinking-man’s science fiction films” and it has bizarre dance numbers, magic marker mustaches, mankinis and immortal dialogue like: 

“The gun is good! Penis is evil! The Penis shoots seeds and makes new life to poison the earth with a plague of men. But the gun shoots death and purifies the earth of the filth. Go forth, and kill! Zardoz has spoken.”

Amazing. All movies should have dialogue like that. Anyway, that is the plot. And along the way, Sean Connery falls in love with the sexy Charlotte Rampling, shows off his hairy chest, sleeps with lots of hot chicks and shoots people with his futuristic gun – I’m not exactly sure why, but it’s very macho and he probably has a good reason. Zardoz (pronounced “Shardosh”) is directed by John Boorman (Deliverance), and because this is a sci-fi movie with perhaps the coolest man who ever lived, I was hoping for “Bond in Space” with action and spaceships? But nooo. It’s a philosophical type of film with an apocalyptic warning that the future will become a dark place (completely devoid of underwear) if people don’t change. Great film, a one-of-a-kind treat for sci-fi and Sean Connery fans.

Zardoz
Release year: 1974
Country: UK
Director: John Boorman
Starring: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling

Taglines:
- Beyond 1984. Beyond 2001. Beyond love. Beyond death…
– I have seen the future and it doesn’t work!
– Into a world of eternal life, he brought the gift of death.

Life in 1984

The gate is opened an life in 1984 is never going to be the same. Creatures have been freed into the world, an unknown kind of entity is now aloud to roam, what does this make of Maple Street? What will these boys do in order to survive the terror an horrifying experiences? What will they do to find El? Will one of them die in the process? A question we all ask, an answer we seek but an answer we will have to wait to receive.

Nancy’s life in 1984-
Hell: Constantly blaming herself for Barb’s death.

Mike’s life in 1984-
Misery beyond words, worried for his friend will an lost the girl he loves, an he wonders what more could go wrong.

Joyce’s life in 1984- Terrified for her son, cries herself to sleep at night.

Jonathen’s life in 1984-
Worried for his brother an his mom.

Hoppers life in 1984-
Looking,searching for answers on El’s dissapearence, crying because he feels he failed.

Will’s life in 1984-
Is completely terrified,feels guilty,is worried for his friends.

A glimpse of life in 1984-
The wind blows through the trees and the air feels heavier than normal. The ground is cold an the leaves begin to fall, in every house there’s a jack'o lantern sitting in the window, Halloween lights nicely decorated around the exterior. Mike walks by himself in the night, passing by every house an seeing every light but he doesn’t stop to look. “Is this really what my life is now?” He asks himself as he watches his sneakers scrape against the concrete. “Mike…” He hears a faint whisper that he identifies as El. He turns around. “El?” He calls out softly? “Mike” He hears her whisper again but she is no where in sight. “Goodnight Mike. What is friend?” He hears her whisper again an again. “Snowball?” He grabs his ears an kneels down on the ground knowing all to well he’s only hearing her voice, that it’s not real. “Stop! Just stop! Please just stop!” He shouts. Once the whispers stop he uncovers his ears, resting his head on his knees an begins to bawl all night in the cold.

(Small preview of a story I’m thinking of writing. Not good I know but I try.)

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RIP Omar Sharif (1932-2015) - The Egyptian star of classic epics Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Doctor Zhivago (1965) died today at age 83. His film debut was in Devil of the Sahara (1954) and from there it took 21 more movies until he rose to fame as Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia, role that earned his first Golden Globe and his only Oscar nomination. The 2nd Globe came for the title role in Doctor Zhivago, and by that time he was already established as a movie star appearing with Anthony Quinn and Gregory Peck in Behold a Pale Horse (1964), with Sophia Loren and Stephen Boyd in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Ingrid Bergman and Shirley MacLaine in The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1965). Later on, he starred in Genghis Khan (1966), The Night of the Generals (1967), Funny Girl (1968), Mackenna’s Gold (1969), Juggernaut (1974), The Tamarind Seed (1974),  Funny Lady (1975), Bloodline (1979), Inchon (1981), Green Ice (1981), Top Secret (1984), Beyond Justice (1992), 13th Warrior (1999), Monsieur Ibrahim (2003) - winning a Cesar for his performance, Hidalgo (2004) and most recently Rock the Casbah (2013). He was also an accomplished World-class bridge player, and of that he said “I’d rather be playing bridge than making a bad movie.”.