beyond hollywood

that sad glint in Spock’s kind eyes when, with all the remaining control he has, he chokes out  ‘it is not in the Vulcan custom to receive back that which is given as a gift’…. and you just know he isn’t only talking about the necklace, but his broken heart too..

and Uhura makes that face and you know she knows that too and that’s why she has to walk away before it’s too hard to.

anonymous asked:

Wait, why should people NOT be against seal hunting? I don't mean to be rude, I'm just genuinely curios...

because propaganda/advertising/campaigns against the seal hunt is seriously harmful for the inuit people in canada. all these animal rights activist make money with campaigns full of misinformation.

i havent got around the watch the documentary this article mentions but if you have the time i think you should, i heard a lot of great things about it.


LUSH also had a campaign against the seal hunt but it looks like they half-apologized?

but anyway we already know PETA is shit.


If any white man in the world says “give me liberty or give me death”, the entire white world applauds. When a black man says exactly same thing, he’s judged a criminal and treated like one.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.

I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Hollywood Is Getting Outsized Credit For Seriously Small Moments Of LGBT Inclusivity
By Alison Willmore

It’s far from just studios at the core of this trend of disproportionate credit going to tiny examples of inclusivity, though the increased visibility it brings is probably pleasing from a marketing standpoint. The fault belongs, more than anything, to overenthusiastic media coverage from outlets searching for and spreading feel-good stories about representation.



Call them Hollywood Royalty or aires to the throne, but THESE celebrity offsprings are showing and proving that talent, good looks, and creativity may actually be in the genes. While these young stars definitely have a foot in the door thanks to to their famous parents, they are doing the work and making a name for themselves in Hollywood and beyond. I guess it helps that their parents are also pretty epic in the cultural history books. In the spirit of back to school, we wanted to celebrate the new cool kids. 

1. Actress and Singer Willow Smith – Will and Jada Smith

2. Actor and Singer Jaden Smith – Will and Jada Smith

3. Actress and Singer Zoe Kravitz – Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet

4. Actor and Rapper O’Shea Jackson Jr. – Ice Cube and Kimberly Woodruff

5. DJ, Model and Entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman – Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Sherry Brewer

6. Actor, Singer and Entrepreneur Quincy Brown – Al B. Sure!, Kim Porter and Sean Combs

7. Singer Melanie Hervey aka (one half of Lion Babe) – Vanessa Williams and Ramon Hervey II

8. Actor and Singer Evan Ross – Diana Ross and Arne Naess Jr.

9. Model Anna Cleveland – Pat Cleveland


Old Hollywood Special Effects, Part Deux: The Revenge!

I had this one in the works for ages, and I finally pulled myself out of the old rut to finish it. I know the 70′s and beyond isn’t really “Old Hollywood”, but I had to be consistent.

Previous entries in my movie geekery quick guides-

Early Sound Film Systems

Early Animated Features

The Animation Process

Classic Animation Techniques and Special Effects (Our most popular post ever!)

Classic Special Effects (1920’s - 1940’s)