critics

When people think every Mario game is a rehash:

When people think Mario, Zelda and Pokemon are the only thing Nintendo has:

When people think Mario hates Luigi:

When people think Mario sucks because “he only saves a princess”:

When people accuse Mario of promoting animal fur clothing:

When people think Mario is a serial killer only because one of the instruction manuals says the coin blocks used to be Toads:

Friendly Reminder: The critics might praise Wonder Woman but if we don’t show up it won’t mean a thing!

Go see the movie.

Seriously.

Don’t like action movies? Stare at Chris Pine/Gal Gadot (whatever your preference) for the whole movie (Robin Wright anyone?)

Not into that? Cool, it also has some awesome historical designs that will make the history buff in you excited.

Critic Michael Phillips of The Chicago Tribune went as far as to say that “Jenkins and her design team make 1918-era London; war-torn Belgium; the Ottoman Empire; and other locales look freshly realized, with a strong point of view”

Hate History? take that annoying sibling/ parent/ friend/ neighbor who will enjoy it and suffer through because you are THAT great and just imagine the debt they shall now owe you.

No one you know wants to see it? Go see it anyway and write a blog about how you went as a statement piece. 

This is important, and if you want to see future female superhero/antihero projects (Supergirl, Batwoman, Birds of Prey etc.) we all need to show up and bring whoever else we can to ensure that the film’s earnings reflect its critical acclaim. 

I’m not ashamed fragment

(this post is just a kinda joke, don’t take it seriously. aand sorry if there are language mistakes, I am not an English native speaker) 

So, I watched some parts of film “I’m not ashamed” earlier with face fulled of confusion and “whattafuckness” and I cannot keep silence cause it’s sooo fucked up. The whole film is nothing but a mistake like the birth of Justin Bieber or Bulgaran singer Azis. 

I just whatched and analized (if I can say so) only this 14 minutes fragment consist of “Eric” and “Dylan” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKAkHR5Xb9w 

And… I was laughing so hard cause I haven’t seen anything more redicilous connected with Eric and Dylan before.

this was my face when I was watching it:

- I saw a 40years old musclebound man wearing grandpa shorts and blue like a summer sky t-shirt who appears to be Eric.

really? you wanna make me believe that he was wearing just blue t-shirt without any print and… it’s blue. we all know about Eric’s preferences of dark colors in clothes.  just look at him.  I would fucking bully him for these clothes too cause it’s terrible

- then I saw Dylan in a “wrath” t-shirt 

Dylan. In a WRATH t-shirt. In his daily life at school. Just wearing this. Yeah. Sure. Maybe he was shooting school every time he was wearing that t-shirt? 

Dylan: Oh, today’s Monday. What I am wearing every Monday? A wrath t-shirt. Riight. 

what is this? jocks in white hats to be worn bill backwards? yeeeahh 

- HOLY SHIIT JUST LOOK AT THESE MUSCELS HE COULD FUCKING DESTROY ALL THOSE JOCKS EASY-PEASY

- wait a minute… what Bones is doing there 

Well, I assume this whole scene with baby oil is nothing but a concentration of confusion.

- the teacher is talking bout nazis and natural selection at the class. it seems like teacher gave Eric an idea of natural selection stuff. and it seems like teacher doesn’t know the difference between natural and artificial selection. his autistic facial expression betrayes himself.

- THEY WANT ME TO FUCKING BELIEVE THAT GIRLS AT SCHOOL WERE DRESSING LIKE EMO TUMBLR GIRL FROM 2K16 IN 1999?? 

JUST LOOK AT HER FASHION HAIRSTYLE SHE LOOKS LIKE FUCKING INFORMAL EMO  AND SHE’S HANGING OUT WITH THOSE GIRLS WHO ARE IN GOOD RELATIONSHIPS WITH JOCKS?? WEARING A TRENCH COAT IS NOT OKAY IN THEIR SCHOOL BUT BEING AN EMO OR WTF IS THIS IS COOL? WHERE’S A FUCKING LOGIC??

-OH YES! GIRLS OF NINETIES HAD STRAIGHT SHINY HAIR 
 SHE HAD VISITED BEAUTY SALOON BEFORE COMING TO SCHOOL U KNOW EVERY GIRL OF THAT TIME DID THAT 
NOTHING SPECIAL

EVEN GODDAMNED HOLYWOOD SUPERSTARS DIDN’T HAVE SUCH HAIR

-I can’t believe Eric was wearing red shirt like this. red shirt like a blood which is streaming from my eyes instead of tears while I’m watching this

- LOOK AT THESE HAIRY 40YEARS OLD MAN’S ARMS 

THEY CANNOT BELONG TO A TEENAGER THESE ARMS BELONG TO RANDY ORTON OR SOMEONE ELSE BUT NOT TO A TEENAGER SERIOUSLY 

-SOOO APPARENTLY THERE WERE 5 SHOOTERS: ERIC, DYLAN AND THESE THREE BOYS IN TRENCH COATS. 

-AAND THEY ARE PLAYING SOME GAME WHICH LOOKS LIKE IT’S FROM 2003 ON A OLD AS DINOSAUR’S SHIT TV 

Eric: hey, Dyl, we should shoot up the school and yeeess it’s totally mine idea. 

Dylan: woooww duuude you scared me aloooot cause I never thought about school shooting before 


-Eric in Natural Selection t-shirt at school. I’m done. I’m fucking done. 

-no, i’m not done yet because… because whhatttafuck?? can someone explain me why they are whatching this at class?? 

damn girl, it was just a homemade video, why are you shitting bricks  like they were tearing apart a little yeanling on the screen

-THEY ARE BULLING CHRISTIAN  GIRL OOHH THEY ARE SUCH CRUEL MONSTERS WHAT AN ATROCITY GEEEZZZ

-no comments

-and yes. they are talking about dog. oh, sorry. God. they are actually were talking with her at that moment. yeah. why not. 


Well. I wasted 14 minutes of my life watching that. “14 minutes not so much” someone can say. but these 14 minutes were the most wasting time minutes in my entire life. I would rather watched  video with totally white wall than this.

I don’t wanna offend anyone who did like this film (lying). But just admit it: it’s bad. It’s really bad. Really. 

nytimes.com
Attacked by Rotten Tomatoes
Hollywood says the website and its increasingly ubiquitous Tomatometer scores are hurting ticket sales. The site’s editors say they are simply helping moviegoers.
By Brooks Barnes

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood had a horrible summer.

Between the first weekend in May and Labor Day, a sequel-stuffed period that typically accounts for 40 percent of annual ticket sales, box office revenue in North America totaled $3.8 billion, a 15 percent decline from the same span last year. To find a slower summer, you would have to go back 20 years. Business has been so bad that America’s three biggest theater chains have lost roughly $4 billion in market value since May.

Ready for the truly alarming part? Hollywood is blaming a website: Rotten Tomatoes.

“I think it’s the destruction of our business,” Brett Ratner, the director, producer and film financier, said at a film festival this year.

Really interesting examination of the current tension between Hollywood and RottenTomatoes. It lists all the ways Hollywood is trying to combat RottenTomatoes, like inviting critics who give good review to see movies way early, or embargoing reviews until release day (like they did with The Emoji Movie). But, it leaves out an obvious if deceptively complex answer for Hollywood’s RT problem: Make better movies. 

anonymous asked:

From my tumblr bubble, I thought Harry was killing it with critics & sales. But when I checked for myself, it does not seem exactly superstar level? I mean the level that would justify his marketing budget & hyperbolic launch. If you look at Metacritic, his album is well outside the top 100 best reviewed albums in the last 90 days. If you look at album sales, he's dropped 80%. Both of those things are fine, but I was just shocked at the difference between SM & hype vs actual numbers.

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Hi!

Thank you for the question.

My answer is going to break the question down into several parts, and will include some conjecture on my part.

First, by any metric, Harry’s album has done very well. To debut as a solo artist in the #1 album position (in the U.S., with immense competition), and with a #1 single, is a PR victory in and of itself. I don’t mean “PR victory” as in the album was not deserving, just that there is so much great music out there, that one has to have a huge PR push to be noticed. And Harry did. Was the PR overhyped? Was it worth the outcome in sales and critical reception?

Columbia/Sony is counting on Harry as a sure thing. Harry’s PR has been well-strategize and meticulous; he has played the U.K. and American shows with the largest audience numbers, and the timing couldn’t have been better. It’s the envy of any artist to have his management devote 90% of their time to him, especially when they are arguably one of the most powerful in the music business. It’s not a matter of overhype– there’s no such thing for an artist that has a huge fanbase and who wants to launch as a solo artist into the ranks of A-list musicians.

Now, the longevity of the album’s sales, and the ultimate numbers, will have to wait a few months. Selling over 200,000 units over the first week in the U.S. is a very respectable start. I fully expect the album to go platinum.

As for the drop in sales after the initial push, I think it’s not unexpected, with promo ending, the large number and quality of new artists releasing music, and the fact that Harry’s music is very different from the trend at the moment. The only single released so far is SOTT. It isn’t the most radio-friendly, although it has been included in multiple media playlists as a “song of summer.” I think Harry will release another single within the month, either Carolina or Kiwi, which are much more in tune with summer hits. Singles and music videos help drive sales.

I also think the SOTT music video was a misstep. Despite the flight gimmickry, it was bland and incoherent, and didn’t draw many more listeners to the song. At two weeks after release, it has 31 million views, compared to Kendrick Lamar’s DNA, released a month ago, with 85 million views.

As for critical acclaim… sigh… if I had a nickel for every time I read, “despite his boyband beginnings.”

I see several reasons for Harry’s album to have mixed critical reception, and some of these are contradictory, so I’ll just list them.

1. The album’s sound was unexpected. Critics have always used the words “generic” and “bland” to describe One Direction’s sound– pop aimed at unsophisticated ears. I feel like this is the genre that Harry was expected to fall into– pop but a bit slicker, shinier, sexier and more adult (like Justin Timberlake). The range and confessional quality of the songs on the album were unexpected; critics could not use the history of One Direction (not that they bothered) to evaluate the songs… but still tried. It will take a while to think of Harry other than as the frontman for One Direction, and even his virtues– the beauty of his voice, for instance– will be viewed negatively, as something “cultivated on a reality television competition.” Unclench your anal sphincters already, critics. His voice is unlike any other, and a bad voice/ edgy sound isn’t the sign of creative originality. Get over yourselves.

2. His audiences is still predominantly female. The fact that Harry would not repudiate his audience, when presented with a chance to, immediately lowered his cool quotient.

3. The albums with higher critical ratings tend to be from independent artists with fewer reviews. These are the top ten best rated albums on Metacritic right now (the number in parenthesis is the number of professional critical reviews):

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band– remix
Damn - Kendrick Lamar (37)
Lovely Creature, the Best of Nick Cave (12)
Kicking Child - Dion (5)
A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie (18)
Black Origami - Jlin (10)
Singles, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (7)
Eternity, In Your Arms - Creeper (8)
A Hair of Purpose - Pile (4)
The Order of Time - Valerie June (10)

Compare these with Harry’s album, with 23 critical reviews. The fact is, indie artists, reviewed by fewer professional reviewers, have a biased critical audience. The reviewers are ones who actively seek out indie music to review, & are already favorably disposed to this type of music. Statistics is not a science but an art. It can be bent multiple ways.

I don’t expect the whole world to love Harry, of course. His PR is imperfect. His lyrics can be more poetic and specific, his tropes about sex and women feel derivative (watch better movies, Harry). But compared to other artists, Harry is still young, and hasn’t really lived in the real world, either. Better songs will come.

The episode’s success lies in its ability to excavate and illuminate the emotions of its characters, which has always been “Outlander’s” strong suit. The separation between Jamie and Claire is keenly felt; […] their connection — and the severing of that bond — is felt in every frame. […]

And though the situation is dire for Jamie and the few other survivors of Culloden, it’s hard to imagine that he won’t make it through the post-battle crises — there’s no show without Jamie.

That said, I won’t give away how Jamie survives. All in all, the cast’s work is uniformly exceptional throughout, especially from Heughan, who must convey a lot of grief, physical torment and psychological pain with very few lines of dialogue. Balfe’s performance is similarly both poignant and tough. Through it all, both Claire and Jamie remain rebels, in two very different worlds but still connected emotionally, across the centuries.