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Mary Lou Barebone is played by Samantha Morton, a working class British actress. In adolescence she was in and out of the foster system and is herself, an abuse survivor. She openly talks about her past, is involved in activism and is pretty much an all-around badass.

Her portrayal of Mary Lou, who physically and emotionally abuses her fostered son Credence throughout the film, whilst being a strong performance in its own right, has undoubtedly added significance given that she is a survivor herself.

And I have yet to have seen one interview with her, or one bts clip of her. There simply isn’t any mention of Sam outside the film.

Let me be clear: this is an twice Oscar nominated actress, who has as many lines & screentime as Katherine’s, Jacob’s, Ezra’s etc characters, who has personal connection to the material explored in fbawtft and yet she’s non-existent as far as promo & press tours are concerned.

Why is hers the only voice not been given an audience when arguably it holds the most weight.

My immediate Fantastic Beasts thoughts (SPOILERS):

- I loved the movie
- that’s not how legilimency works (it’s a huge plot point in OOTP how do you get that wrong?)
- Credence broke my heart and killed me
- why the fuck does Grindelwald look like that?!

And most importantly:
- there is only one black person or person of color in the entire movie. 1920s America in New York City and there is only one POC.

Edit: there are two POC in the movie.
Fantastic Beasts Character Review

Because, as stated before, the characters alone make me prefer the Fantastic Beasts series to the originals.

Spoiler Alert!

Newt Scamander: Starting out strong here. God bless this small awkward bean. I’m such a sucker for cute fictional boys that have a hard time interacting with humans and are full of a lot of sadness but still want to see the best in the world and Newt is no exception. I fell in love with him within ten minutes of the film, and I remember seeing the previews and thinking, “oh no, not another cute fictional boy for me to obsess over.” The way he sort of latches onto people that he has a good feeling about is adorable (ie. Jacob), and I love how trusting he is as soon as he realizes that the Goldsteins and Jacob are on his side. The Hufflepuff Newt is made very clear, as he is extremely loyal and hardworking with his passions. And his awkwardness is conveyed very well and realistically – not like teen comedies where an obviously social and gorgeous teen is all, “lol look at me i’m so awkward and relatable :3″. Newt obviously CAN talk to people, and he knows how to, but he doesn’t have the charm or way with words that Queenie or Jacob have. He’s an introvert who interacts better with creatures than humans, and I think that’s how a lot of “awkward” people feel. Altogether, Eddie Redmayne (god i love him) did a FANTASTIC job portraying Newt’s big heart and reclusive tendencies and I am beyond excited to learn more about Newt (and his brother !!) in coming films.

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The Penguins would not be here today if it weren’t for these two men, Lou Angotti and Eddie Johnston.

Lou Angotti was the head coach of the Penguins in 1983-84, Eddie Johnston was the GM. The Penguins were awful at the time, but not awful enough to secure the first overall pick the following summer that could be used to draft Mario Lemieux and save the franchise.

Through a series of questionable moves that included trading away captain and Norris Trophy winner Randy Carlyle, demoting the starting goalie to the minors, and using poor line combinations and matchups during games, Johnston and Angotti secured the first overall pick by a mere three points (there was no draft lottery in those days).

Had they not tanked that season, the Devils would have been able to draft Mario Lemieux, and the Penguins most likely would not have survived.

Lou Angotti never coached in the NHL again. Eddie Johnston worked in the Penguins organization a total of 25 years as coach, GM, assistant GM, and Senior Adviser to Hockey Operations, eventually retiring in 2009 (although to this day he still hangs around the arena). Mario Lemieux, of course, saved the Penguins on more than one occasion.

The decision to tank for Lemieux is the subject of the documentary Playing to Lose.

Goodbye Sam Simon (1955 - 2015) 

Co-creator of The Simpsons, Simon crafted much of the world of Springfield and designed the models for many of the show’s recurring characters, including Mr. Burns, Dr. Hibbert, Chief Wiggum and Eddie and Lou, as well as many of the one-time and guest star roles, such as Bleeding Gums Murphy. One of his contributions to the show’s character development was his proposal that Waylon Smithers should be gay, but that this should never have too much attention drawn to it; Smithers’ sexuality became one of the show’s longest-running gags. Simon saw The Simpsons as a chance to solve “what [he] didn’t like about the Saturday-morning cartoon shows [he had] worked on…[he] wanted all the actors in a room together, not reading their lines separated from each other. The Simpsons would have been a great radio show. If you just listen to the sound track, it works.”

Happy Birthday Harry Shearer!

Happy Birthday Harry Shearer! Voice of:

Ned Flanders
C. Montgomery Burns
Seymour Skinner
Dr. Hibbert
Kent Brockman
Eddie (of Lou & Eddie the cops)
Otto [Mann]
Rev. Lovejoy
Rainier Wolfcastle
Marty (of Bill & Marty on KBBL)
Marge’s Dad
Jebediah Springfield
Judge Roy Snyder
Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush
Dr. Marvin Monroe

And many many more.