but this film was not what i expected

I went expecting grimdark humourless, charmless, campless seriousness…

And it was none of that. It had so much pep and energy. Yeah the VAST MAJORITY OF THE FILM is just them hanging out and talking… and it’s magical. It’s the breakfast club as superheroes.

Jason is a white straight protagonist but wasn’t really too blegh? He was really sweet and they really sold that he was a good leader. He had great little moments with each team member.

Kimberly was like… really messed up? But in a very realistic way? What she deals with I’ve never seen dealt with in a film before in that way?

BILLY IS THE FUCKING BEST! He actually says the line “I’m on the spectrum” and tries to explain autism to his friends and is just… the most wonderful representation ever?? Sure it plays into some stereotypes but it’s his perspective! There’s no pity sob story about it, he’s never a burden, he’s never “cured” of a nuisance. He’s wonderful.

Trini and Zack are less developed due to screen time but what they get is stunning. We learn so much about them so well in short, considered scenes. And while I could have had a more overt confirmation of Trini’s sexuality, it’s definitely discussed and there. She doesn’t say “the line” but it feels realistic she doesn’t. She’s still working things out herself.

Just after so many quippy and meta and knowing team up movies that thinks all you have to do is have them either joking or shouting at each other, it was incredible to see a film where people became friends so naturally. Nobody felt embarrassed about being around anyone else.


I went to see Power Rangers today and I’m crying (no spoilers)

I don’t know what I expected from this film, but being moved to the brink of crying by the representation in it was definitely not it. 

Some of you might already have heard that there is a black autistic character in the film, but may be a little wary of him. And of course you are, we all know how autistic people are portrayed in films. We’ve all seen autism used as a plot point and the characters treated as a burden, or as emotionless droids that need people to take care of them and teach them how to love. 

So I hope you can being to imagine my overwhelming joy at having seen us represented so beautifully today. To find an autistic character who isn’t just portrayed as having a developed personality and inner personal life, but who is the heart of the entire team. Jason might be their leader, but Billy is without question their emotional center. The one who is excited to be a hero. The one who treats virtual strangers as his closest friends. The one who loves them so deeply that it hurts him to see them fight. He even stims when he’s excited, which was something that was so great to see. 

Okay, so the film itself has a lot of story issues, and I know a bunch of fuck boys are going to be ripping into for mangling the story or whatever, but please, please go see this film. If not because of how highly enjoyable it is - because it really is amazing fun to watch - then to see an autistic character who is treated like a human being. A black male character no less, who is the most emotional and friendly and open person on the team. 

I’m so, so happy that kids are going to get to see Billy Cranston. I’m so, so happy that autistic kids are going to be able to see themselves on screen portrayed in such a positive light. 

Thank you Power Rangers, for being the representation that we deserved

anonymous asked:

it's just a soap. i don't understand why people get so upset? how they didn't expect this? what did people think they were watching? an independent film? no, its a soap opera and they're going to cheat and be cheated on.

it’s not the cheating in itself that bothered me. it was the framing. the fact that both the fight and the robecca scene were incredibly poorly written, jumpy and far more innocuous than any press on them would have you think.

that nonsense ‘one that got away’ speech that came out of nowhere, because from the rest of it, it didn’t exactly see like robert would have needed to pull that out for bex to sleep with him.

the fact that they made a point of bex pointing out how drunk rob was, but then suddenly a scene later everyone is fine and what happens happens and that’s perfectly fine?

the fact bex is still being used as a prop even more than robert was and for an sl that doesn’t even have any redeemable point.

most of all it pissed me off how much of a non fight the fight was, and how everything that followed seemed completely out of place and an overreaction, for no good reason other than the writers thought that would be enough.

Bee Movie is on netflix so I watched the whole thing

  • Bees in the movie live in a western-human-style society, complete with two-parent households and college etc, but they still make constant jokes about what bee societies are like in real life
  • References are made at the beginning of the film to the fact that bees have very short life spans and the main bee characters in the movie are expecting to live for another week at most, but then the movie itself takes place over several weeks or possibly months and they don’t seem to age or die
  • yes. yes, the bee presumably fucks the human woman
  • she’s, like, into him, sexually
  • I know that the weirdness of that is like a central part of why this movie has become a meme but listen: you can’t understand how truly off-putting that whole plot point is until you’ve actually watched it play out in front of your own eyes
  • the woman is married, too, so like, she has an emotional affair with a bee that drives her husband away in a scene where she tells him that “he’s the nicest bee I’ve met in a long time,” implying that she’s, like, known other bees on a personal level, to which he responds, “what are you talking about?” and you think he’s going to point out the obvious absurdity of her statement but instead he continues with, “are there OTHER bugs in your life?!”
  • all the bees are heavily coded as Jewish, and there’s a scene where Jerry Seinfeld’s bee parents are like, “do you have a girlfriend? I hope she’s bee-ish! She’s not a wasp, is she?” because… you know… wasp… WASP… get it
  • there is a Bee Larry King, who is played by Larry King and is, like, literally Larry King but a bee
  • did I mention that in the bee’s society, all the bees choose/are assigned honey-production jobs that they will work every day until they die, except like, there is evidence that other jobs exist - there is bee television, for instance, which would presumably require like, bee camera crews and bee producers and bee actors etc etc, so like, which bees are working those jobs? how does that work??
  • apparently in the world of this movie all you have to do to sue the entire human race is mail a letter
  • the whole court case comes down to the fact that no human being who isn’t a bee keeper has ever heard of a bee smoker and they all find it barbaric and horrifying
  • bee smokers in this world contain, like… nicotine and tar? like all the ingredients of actual commercial cigarettes? 
  • beekeepers in this world all hate bees, there is a scene where two beekeepers are making conversation with each other and their whole conversation is just about how much they hate bees, interspersed with manic cackling
  • instead of deliberating and coming back with a verdict the jury concludes the court case by just chanting “FREE THE BEES!” until the judge yells, “I FIND IN FAVOR OF THE BEES!!!!” 
  • AND THAT ISN’T EVEN THE END OF THE MOVIE there’s still like 20 minutes of plot I just
  • I can’t go on, I’m sorry
  • I may never be the same

“My action scenes tend to overshadow my acting. It’s come to the point where people feel that if they watch a Donnie Yen film, there must be some high-impact action. It’s unfair, but I’ve learnt to accept it… To be fair though, I’d probably have the same expectations if I were the audience. I mean, if I go watch a Ben Stiller movie, I want to laugh! I’d like to be perceived as an actor that does action movies, rather than an action star, if you know what I mean.” –Donnie Yen for Baccarat Hong Kong


I wanted to make my character more natural and realistic. Although people expect the tone of the film to be fantasy, it actually is quite the contrary. It’s an intimate story that feels real. I think of all the Star Wars films released so far, Rogue One is the most real one, which is about the people. The characters are very similar to us. They are heroes with no powers. What they have is a conviction and desire to change reality — Diego Luna discusses his role as Captain Cassian Andor.

Rey develops a strong connection to Luke Skywalker. The new film from the start will explore the relationship between Luke (Mark Hamill) and Rey, who shows up on his remote intergalactic island with his old lightsaber ‘both not knowing what’s going to happen and also having a lot of expectations in her head about how this is going to go,’…The director adds that the deepening of familial themes in Episode VIII is 'a huge part of especially Rey’s character, something that was a really powerful part of her setup and something I really wanted to dig into with this.’

Rian Johnson on Episode VIII (x)

…the deepening of familial themes in Episode VIII is ‘a huge part of especially Rey’s character…

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Yall need to stop boycotting Spilt

Okay, I usually don’t come on here with my own opinions but I feel the need to speak up. And fuck all yall haters.

Split is the most mental illness empowering movie I have ever seen.

M. Night Shaymalan used great care in handling both illnesses displayed (DID & PTSD) throughout the film. James McAvoy’s performance is well portrayed, chilling, and beautiful. I never felt like his character was a bad person. What I saw was a good man struggling with an illness in his brain and trying to live in a world that broke and triggered him constantly.

The movie itself is, at times, hard to watch but that is expected for a Shaymalan film. In true Shaymalan fashion, this movie is filmed in an artistic way that forces you to face some hard truths without actually having to shove it in your face.

I honestly feel that every person with any kind of mental illness needs to see this movie. I personally walked out of the movie last night feeling empowered and even more accepting of myself because for once the characters with mental illness had the upper hand in both bad and good ways and I had witnessed a movie that not only understood how things can be for a mentally ill person but was able to display both the up and down sides of the illness.

And to top it all off there is a surprise at the end that completely turns the film on it’s head and even changes the world that you believe the film is in.

So basically what I am trying to say is don’t bash this movie until you have seen it. Go see it and if you still feel like it displays mental illness poorly then hate on it all you want.

I, however, want to thank Mr. Shaymalan and his cast and crew for a tense, beautiful, well researched and well put together peice of cinema. This is what movies were meant to be. Thank you for all of your hard work.

at the end of the final fantastic beasts film when they’re just about to face down grindlederp i want colin farrell to swing into the frame from nowhere and just dropkick him into the fuckin ground. no explanation. he hasn’t been seen in the entire film until now. ‘what,’ he says, ‘you expect me to just let that slide? please.’

The Montreal Canadiens just lost 10-0 to the Blue Jackets and all I can think is Bad Bob’s live tweeting

If they get one more goal I’m unretiring just to show you how it’s done

Let’s all just pretend this isn’t happening

@canadiensMTL give me Therrien’s job and you won’t even have to pay me

@canadiensMTL in fact, I’ll pay you to let me take over as coach

[frustrated french]

This is the only way I’m going to accept this score [picture of the game with the bruins logo poorly photoshopped over the habs’]

It’s not against the rules if you’re desperate enough: RT @generichockeyfantwittername “Jack Z’s from MTL get him to play one period just so it’s not a shutout”

What if we wrapped cling film around the net so the puck can’t get in?

I should have turned the tv off by now, but therrien should have pulled montoya so

[angry french]

Remember when the leafs were the shitty canadian team? I miss those days

Half the people following the tweets are expecting some sort of backlash for the complaints about Therrien but all that happens is the hashtag #badbobforcoach starts trending

what I don’t think people understand is that tony stark is literally the most relatable film character I have ever encountered in my seven years of obsessing over fictional characters. might I say that I never for one moment expected to relate to one of those “superhero types” because they are so often to be written as the larger-than-life-always-doing-good-even-if-accidentally-messing-up godlike people. and tony, tony is broken, full of anxiety, self-destructive, unsure of himself, terrified of the future, stubborn, unwilling to deal with his emotional baggage, trapped in his past sometimes, lacking self-esteem, with a closet-full of daddy issues and yet at the same time he cares so so so much about his friends even if he fails to express it in the best way possible and he gets back up each and every fucking time even when he is convinced that the world falling apart is entirely his fault and he tries again and he perseveres through his loneliness and turns his anger and angst to inventing and improving lives and he doesn’t care when people tell him to quit because deep down he knows he still has something else to offer the world…tony stark, his personality, his fears, his flaws are so human and they remind me so much of myself, as I am now, not some idealized version of me that I wish I could be projected on a screen and I just need people to understand that - how fucking human he is, how utterly common his fuck-ups - when they rush to tear him apart

‘Rick and Morty’: Dan Harmon Explains Why Season 3 Isn’t Ready Yet

Rick and Morty” fans who have been waiting patiently for over a year to see new episodes are going to have to hold on a bit longer.

Speaking Sunday night at the Sundance Film Festival, Dan Harmon – who created the show with Justin Roiland – took responsibility for Season 3’s tardiness. The show was originally expected to return in 2016, but has been pushed back – with no air date yet.

“I’m so sorry,” Harmon told the crowd at YouTube’s pop-up space in Park City, Utah, where he sat down with IndieWire for a chat about his career. “I don’t have a release date for Season 3. It’s not that I know it and I’m not allowed to say it; it’s [Adult Swim’s] domain. What I will tell you is it’s late because of us, it’s late because of me.”

READ MORE: ‘Rick and Morty’ Season Three Sneak Peek: Watch this Cool Storyboard and Voice Actor Video

Harmon was brutally honest in taking the blame: “If Justin were here he’d agree. He and I would go, ‘Yeah, we fucked up,’ and it’s hard to put your finger on how we fucked up. ‘Rick and Morty’ keeps taking longer and longer to write, and I don’t know why.”

As “Rick and Morty” has turned into a critical darling and a fan favorite, Harmon admitted that there has been more creative struggles as he and Roiland map out the show. “We have fights all the time and then we have fights about why we’re having fights,” he said. “‘Well, we didn’t fight during Season 2, that’s why it’s taking longer! All this fighting! So OK, let’s stop fighting!‘”

“Rick and Morty” last aired an original episode on October 4, 2015. But it’s become common for shows to take lengthy hiatuses as creators take time, rather than rush things, to get the creative right. The explosion in new outlets and platforms is also keeping writers and producers busy as they work on multiple projects.

For example, FX recently announced that Season 2 of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” won’t air until 2018, due to Glover’s busy schedule. “Fargo” took 16 months between Seasons 1 and 2 as writer Noah Hawley worked on it. (Animation also usually takes longer to produce.)

To tide fans over, last fall Adult Swim premiered a series of claymation “Rick and Morty” shorts that mashed the characters up with classic films like “The Thing,” “The Fly” and “Honey I Shrunk the Kids.”

READ MORE: ‘Rick and Morty’ Take on ‘Ex Machina’ In Amazing Claymation Short

An Adult Swim spokesperson confirmed that there was “no premiere timing to share unfortunately – we’re still deep in production.” The show will reportedly air 14 episodes this season, although Adult Swim couldn’t confirm that count.

Harmon was mostly mum on hints about Season 3. “I don’t want to get murdered outside the building!” he joked. But he did tell the crowd that there won’t be another edition of the show’s “Interdimensional Cable” collection of faux TV shows, “but we’re doing something different.”

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One of the standard objections to asking for better disability representation in film is that it wouldn’t be reasonable to expect an action hero in a wheelchair - but if you think about it, is an action hero in a wheelchair really any less plausible than an action hero not in a wheelchair? Your average action hero’s physical capabilities are demonstrably so far off the human baseline to begin with that I’m not sure what standards for reasonableness we’re applying here.


Summary: When Dean and Y/N find themselves stranded in a motel during a blizzard they entertain themselves with movies. When Y/N picks the horror film Crimson Peak, Dean of course has his doubts. What the two of them weren’t expecting was a reenactment of the sex scene from the film.

Characters: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester (mentioned), Reader

Pairing: Dean Winchester x Reader

Rated M

Warnings: Strong sexual content, NSFW, language, oral sex (female receiving), pure smut

Word Count: 3,233

A/N: This is my entry for @thing-you-do-with-that-thing SPN Movie Night Challenge. Jesus I have struggled with this one for months. I literally have to thank @percywinchester27 for giving me some form of inspiration. I love Crimson Peak it’s one of my favorite horror movies. So I uh hope y’all enjoy! (forgive me I’m sleep deprived and getting really sick.)

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You expected a lot of things from this ghoul hunt, like searching through graveyards. Doing that meant that you had to investigate coffins and crawl through family mausoleums. You knew that when you and Dean found the ghouls it was going to be a bloody kill, a head shot was the only way to take them out. So by the time you had found and ganked the sons of bitches you were soaked in ghoul blood. But that’s what came with the job title, you could always anticipate it was going to be dangerous and bloody.

What you didn’t anticipate was for a blizzard to hit on your way back to the motel.

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anonymous asked:

dan's twitter is getting m e s s y people are all like 'we thought it was gonna be a big deal' and dan's all 'i never said that'

i think there was… a pretty large misunderstanding about what this video was going to be exactly. dan has made it clear in liveshows (and now on twitter) that he decided to postpone the video that he described as “a long time coming” and “a big deal but also not.” he mentioned that he had started filming that video and then stopped in order to make isg until he felt he was ready to film the rest of his original video idea. isg was a bit of a distraction for him, and this video that people have been expecting for weeks now hasn’t been uploaded yet. personally i always have fun hyping up videos and discussing different theories of what it may be, and it’s fine for anyone to do so, as long as you’re respectful about it and aren’t malicious towards the actual content that we receive just because it might not fulfill any fantasies you had? i know that there was a small percentage of people who were genuinely so off put by this video not fulfilling these unrealistically high expectations that they had, and might i just remind them that no one is entitled to dan’s content. at the end of the day, dan is not obliged to “serve” us anything. but with that being said, the majority of people i see talking about it are being supportive and respectful and good and that’s a nice thing to see

“- Don’t you dare touch him again…”

Kyuubi Naruto for my fave @moonsuke <3

Donnie Yen apparently has a reputation for being super picky with the films he agrees to be in, so I had pretty high expectations when I started watching through his films (esp. after how good Ip Man is). What I discovered, however, is that he is in fact more like the Chinese equivalent of Nicholas Cage. Some highlights include:

- Iceman: A Ming dynasty officer who gets frozen and then defrosted in modern times. Everything happens So Much in this film but I think the highlight was where he defeats an entire SWAT team by shitting so hard he makes the toilet explode.
- All’s Well Ends Well 2011, where he plays a makeup artist who is basically just ip man????
- All’s Well Ends Well 2012, where he plays a wannabe rockstar with the most awful hair ever.
- The Lost Bladesman. Not that it was necessarily that terrible, esp. since he was Guan Yu alongside Jiang Wen’s gayest Cao Cao ever….. but his acting was so bad it’s worth a mention here
- That movie where he requested to be greenscreened in as all four members of the four seasons singing Sherry Baby
- That weird movie where the shaved front of his queue is growing out and he looks uncomfortably like a Chinese Adam Sandler
- Whatever the hell his role is in the new xXx movie. I have no idea what it’s about but it looks awful
- The Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel, which is inexplicably in English and features Donnie Yen, the most Extra human being alive who realises the woman he loves loves another man so he fakes his own death for twenty years
- “Together” (2013) where he plays a cop who was hit by a car, which caused him to no longer be able to smile. I don’t have room here to explain everything that was wrong with that movie but honestly it’s probably one of the worst of his I’ve ever seen, and considering this substantial list, that’s saying a lot
- The Holy Virgin vs. The Evil Dead: Essentially a softcore porn feat. moon vampires. Or something.
- the fucking break dancing from Mismatched Couples. Look it up bc mere words cannot describe.

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