i actually really love this film

pyjama-mouse  asked:

I do this thing where if I'm listening or reading a book I'll copy the facial expressions that are mentioned or repeat odd words or sounds that sound satisfying to me. This extends to things like if something "shone" I'll kind of sing out "sheen." Not really sure if this is an ADHD thing or what. It sometimes happens with films but is more common when reading. P.s. Audiobooks are a godsend when you love reading but can't deal with text!!

It sounds unique and fun! :)

-J

How to Read Tarot Cards When You Don’t Know Shit

OR: HOW I STOPPED WORRYING AND LEARNED TO LOVE PRACTICING TAROT

This is a simple exercise I’ve done really to hone my intuition while divining. I like to pull a three card spread (past, present, future) but you can really use whichever spread you’d like.

Major Arcana:

  • Most trump cards can be self explanatory if you’re good at word association.
  • The Fool card starts a story that follows a journey through to the World, the end. Everything in between is character development.
  • Death does not mean death. Unlike most horror films, its appearance can actually signal a new beginning or change.

Minor Arcana:
Know what each suit means or symbolizes in general.

  • Cups: Water, focuses on your emotional self, creativity and romance, following your heart over your head.
  • Pentacles: Earth, focuses on your physical self, material ideas like business or wealth, manifestation.
  • Swords: Air, focuses on your mental self, action and concentration, intelligence and conflict.
  • Wands: Fire, focuses on your spiritual self, intuition and inspiration, values and flaws.

All in All: 

  • Use the context clues in the imagery of your cards to guide your intuition.
  • Don’t worry about misreading a card or getting anything wrong. This is really about trusting yourself and your gut instincts.
  • Don’t be afraid to take the surface value of the card during this exercise. It’s just an exercise. 

I hope this helped you if you’re just starting out, want to try a different method to divining with tarot, or just want to generally work on trusting your gut.

Originally posted by scampthecorgi

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Happy early Valentine’s Day everybody! 

Somehow I managed to do a fluffy ship piece that ends in Teru crying…

At any rate, my personal headcanon is that Teru, without any actual adult role models in his life, has instead modeled himself off of the movies that he watches. Hence why he assigns everybody (himself included) a role: main character, rival, etc… However, with that comes the fact that he doesn’t have the greatest concept of love, which, let’s be honest, films generally suck at. 

As a result, he keeps saying he’s not in love with Mob, but it’s less of a denial so much as he doesn’t have a word for the way that Mob makes him feel. 

(I’m not really sure I have a word for it either. But I hope that I managed to convey it anyways.)

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Rhetorical Ink Reviews: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

**NOTE: SPOILERS BELOW**


My Top 10 Thoughts on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Originally posted by dailyfantasticbeastsgifs

10. Queenie’s character had a Luna Lovegood quality to her that I actually really liked. She seemed aloof but was actually daring, smart, and sweet. I love how Jacob is practically the Mario to her Princess Peach…except she’s the one saving him most of the time. Not that Jacob isn’t brave, though…speaking of which: 

Originally posted by hardyness

9. Jacob. Just…Jacob. I fell in love with his character. He was EXACTLY what this film needed for those watching that haven’t the foggiest about the Harry Potter universe. I love the idea of a “No-Maj” or “Muggle” being introduced to the Wizarding World alongside the audience and Dan Fogler’s performance was just so darn charming and genuine. He goes from the bumbling Kowalski to the brave and endearing Jacob. I just loved his character…honestly, though, his story had a full circle arc, so if we don’t see him in the future films should they occur, I’d be okay with that.

As long as he and Queenie get to be together, dang it.

Originally posted by llkonyvesbolt

8. I love that this movie just jumps right into the wizarding community. It knows that most of its audience have seen Harry Potter and know what Muggles are, how wands and spells work, and about elves and the systematic set up of it all. However, since this is taking place in America, there are some changes to what we already know and the movie does it all in a very easy to follow manner. Which is good; a lot of my audience were small kids, including a cousin of my own who had never seen any of the Harry Potter franchises, and some older women who seemed charmed by the film. 

Originally posted by dailyfantasticbeastsgifs

7. The Fantastic Beasts Themselves. Yes, they were quite obviously CGI….but to be fair, their designs were so out of this world, they were going to stick out. I will easily let the CGI animals pass on their sheer creativity alone. Going along with the movie, I wanted Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (roll credits) to be in my lap where I could read about the creatures as I watched. 

I read one review that seemed to hate that the cast were constantly flitting around looking for these creatures, but I didn’t really think their journey was all that repetitive. The humorous scenes with Jacob and Newt were well done and the jewelry scene with the Niffler was one of my favorites. “They went that way.” 

Originally posted by gold-motel

6. The moment we enter Newt’s “home” or “habitat for fantastic beasts,” I was sold on Eddy Redmayne as Newt Scamander. His whole personality is quirky, sincere, and with a tinge of sadness beneath the surface. He seems bubbly, but we get that idea that he’s had to deal with a lot. It made for a complex character that wasn’t just a Willy Wonka for Wizardry. The passion and love he shows for his beasts was touching; It also made me wish to see more of him in other films. He’s just trying to look after his fantastic beasts and teach others about him….can we see him teach a baby Hagrid? 

ALSO, just a note, but my cousin afterwards commented on how Redmayne’s performance was much like that of Doctor Who in this. I am totally on board with him playing Doctor Who at some point, or perhaps a younger version of the First Doctor if they ever decide to film it. Just saying. 

Originally posted by hardyness

Originally posted by hyoyyeol

5. Speaking of call backs, we get a few in the film; Dumbledore is mentioned, Hogwarts, of course. And Grindelwald more on him later... even a Lestrange! I’m assuming it’s Bellatrix’s ancestor. It was sad to hear him talk about how Ms. Lestrange, who we’re made to understand once shared a relationship with Newt “has changed.” It definitely had the Lilly/Snape vibe, except that Newt is Lilly in this case. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, the callbacks were definitely fun. 

Originally posted by rollingstone

4. The Duels and Stakes. This movie reminds me of The Hobbit in the sense that the stakes “feel” a little less in this film because it’s set before Harry Potter. This movie is also a little slower paced at parts, which I didn’t mind because it meant we could settle into this world we’ve been introduced too, but also it could have also moved a little more briskly. Unlike the Hobbit, though, this film actually improves upon the battle sequences; the wand fights were some of the best I’ve seen in all the Harry Potter films; everything just looked natural

Originally posted by hardyness

3. Ezra Miller played the troubled Credence, whose character was so intriguing and turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the film. There’s such a complicated, painful backstory for his character and the lengths that three characters go to try and reach him is so telling. It becomes a lesson in prejudice and anger and hatred and the effects it has on not only the victim, but those involved, and even those with no connections feeling ramifications. A pretty powerful message in all reality.  The intrigue and mystery surrounding that character and his backstory….very well done! 

Originally posted by hardyness

2. And now onto my favorite and least favorite part of the film: 
Collin Ferrel and Grindelwald. 

Originally posted by dreamofdepp

Now, I absolutely adored Collin Ferrel’s performance as Graves in this. The complex, vague nature of his character, or at least what he was playing. I wanted him to, by the end of the film, leave New York and meet up with Grindelwald in Britain….I thought it would go that way, but alas, it did not. 

Now, I wasn’t bothered by an Older Grindelwald making a cameo; not at all. He’s a big player in this story timeframe. I don’t even mind that Johnny Depp is in the role; My main issue was that we’ve spent a whole movie showing off Collin Ferrel and developing his character…only for it to be revealed that it was Grindelwald and have a different actor take his place? That just seemed like a cop out and a way to rush that you’ve been wanting to make a sequel already and wanted a “baddie” reveal before this film ended. 

It just aggravated me and makes me so sad, because Colin Ferrell OWNED this role. Can he just come back in the future films, please? Have Grindelwald disguise as him again? I simply loved Colin Ferrell in this. 

Originally posted by jvmiefraser

Originally posted by soundsofmyuniverse

Originally posted by duarteartiq

1. All in all, though, the ending with Grindelwald was the only part of the movie that bugged me. Everything else was, well, fantastic. If you love Harry Potter, you’re probably going to love this. Just don’t get attached to Collin Ferrell…. 

Some things I noticed after watching Rogue One a second time . . .

When I first watched Rogue One, I was just trying to stay with the plot and falling in love with the characters, so I didn’t go too deep with studying the actual filmmaking that went into it.

I’m a huge film nerd - went to film school, actually - so this time around, I consciously looked at the film through that lens.

Maybe someone else has already noticed this, but here goes:

I was really struck by the Director of Photography’s lighting choices in the scene where the rebellion is basically “recruiting” Jyn.

Lighting is such a cool thing - often used in classic movies to show the moral standing of characters.

Here’s a breakdown of how each major player in the scene is lit and what we can infer:

Mon Mothma - brightly, fully lit (she almost looks angelic); she is clearly the person with the most strict moral code and the most “spotless moral conduct” (reading the novelisation, this really comes through)

Jyn Erso - softly lit with no hard shadows, but clearly dimmer than Mon Mothma; she has a shady criminal past, but she’s got good intentions

General Dodonna and Bail Organa - lit similarly to Jyn; they have good intentions, even if they might be a bit more comfortable with the moral grey areas than Mon Mothma

General Draven - there is a bit of bright lighting on the top of his head, but his face generally stays in shadow; he has fully accepted the “morally questionable” acts he orders others to commit to serve the greater vision of the Rebellion

And now my favourite …

Cassian Andor - his face is half in shadow and half in light (very similar to the way Michael Corleone is lit in The Godfather); it represents how he wrestles with doing things he hates (assassinations, etc) to serve the cause he believes in, because he finds them morally reprehensible - Cassian is, to borrow a phrase from Doctor Who, “halfway out of the dark”

Anyway, I though it was pretty cool. I noticed some other thematic stuff that I might post about later.

Feel free to talk to me about this - I’m a total nerd about it and I love meeting other people who are nerdy about it, too.

Also, I’m total trash for rebelcaptain. If you are, too, we should be friends.

There was nothing I didn’t love about T'Challa in Civil War.

I love that he got the most complete character arc out of anyone in the film. His final confrontation with Zemo was intense, and the ending of it was even better.

I love that his vengeance was driven largely by his (actual, on-screen) love and affection for his father, who was shown to be a kind, compassionate, and loving man.

I love what an elegant, skilled fighter he was. His fight choreography was a joy to watch.

I love his costume. The costume designers really brought it to life and made it work.

I love that he was the only character who seemed capable of listening to reason and using new knowledge to change his actions. He didn’t just blindly go forward with his plans on principal once he realized the full truth.

I love the brief presence of the Dora Milaje. For those of you who are unaware, the Dora Milaje are his female bodyguards, selected from each tribe in Wakanda to represent the tribe’s most highly skilled and powerful women.

Y'all can have your Dr. Strange movie, but I’m here for the Black Panther movie.

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film meme: (1/10) favourite movies 

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) – Good things about Tom Ripley? That could take me some time. Tom is talented. Tom is tender. Tom is beautiful. Tom is- Tom is a mystery. Tom is not a nobody. Tom has secrets he doesn’t want to tell me and I wish he would. Tom has nightmares. That’s not a good thing. Tom has someone to love him. That is a good thing. Tom is crushing me. Tom is crushing me. Tom. Tom, you’re crush….

8,100 - 9,000 Follower Prompt Batch Special
  • “You must not trust the masked one.”
  • “I will not allow you to mess this one up for me.”
  • “Falling in love with your roommates? Hilarious." 
  • "Do you have any idea how embarrassing what you just did was?”
  • “I always make sure to film your bad ideas.”
  • “How was I supposed to know that the cat was actually a dragon?”
  • “It makes you wonder how gullible I really am.”
  • “I let you in my life. Try not to mess anything up.”
  • “I’ve always held you accountable for my mistakes.”
  • “I’ve been an awful person to you and I want to change that.”
  • “It was easy to ignore what I was doing, because it didn’t affect me. I’m sorry. Truly.”
  • “You can’t just pretend I don’t have feelings.”
  • “Magic can’t be real. I’m just a con. How could this be?”
  • “I secretly fact check everything you say to make sure you’re wrong.”
  • “It’d be so easy to just end your life here and now, with no one around.”
  • “Sometimes I can picture you plotting my death. I can see it in your eyes.”
  • “Something went totally right in the programming.”
  • “I hate when you get smug.”
  • “I can’t argue with that logic.”
  • “Does it get tiring, being right all the time?”
  • “Stop feeding their ego with your lies.”
  • “I’m a professional, so please address me like one.”
  • “I told you that the chances of me messing up were reall low, right?”
  • “Stop focusing on my negatives.”
  • “I’m not giving anyone false hope." 
  • "Control your demon. They keep chewing on my blankets.”
  • “Stop using science as an excuse. I’m not your test subject.”
  • “It was one video, sure, but now everyone can see what I did.”
  • “I know I said I was going to drop the subject, but I can’t help my curiosity." 
  • "Ready to make me look bad?”
  • “The only thing I wanted to do was help you.”
  • “You imply I’ve never made mistakes as bad as this. Your implication is wrong.”
  • “I’ve written six pages nonstop since this morning. I can’t feel my fingers.”
  • “I don’t like inviting people into my house.”
  • “We’re on an endless road." 
  • "Do you ever wonder what’s out there?”
  • “This is where I belong.”
  • “I’m hoping we can find what was missing.”
  • “All bad ideas begin with you and end with me.”
  • “Fantastic. Let’s just go through the front door and alert everyone. No way could that ever go wrong.”
  • “Loving you was the only thing I knew how to do.”
  • “It’s too hard. All I do is not enough.”
  • “Help me understand.”
  • “I am made up of misunderstandings, you know?”
  • “I wish I could lie about something like this, but I can’t.”
  • “Look at me. I wasn’t kidding.”
  • “We need to leave before they get here." 
  • "Loving you leaves me hurt.”
  • “I hate this. Just talk to me! Stop walking away when I accidentally hurt you. I can change if you just tell me what’s wrong.”
  • “Don’t make it easy on me. I like a good challenge.”
  • “Whisper sweet nothings to me.”
  • “You’re the only person I know who will baby talk at a plant.”
  • “I remember all the times we ran through the streets in the rain and screamed our hearts out.”
  • “I didn’t want it to happen, but the busier I got, the less we talked.”
  • “Do you think they can tell I’m nervous?”
  • “Your crush was obvious to everyone- especially them.”
  • “Why didn’t you do anything?”
  • “You’re all dead to me. Go away and let me suffer here in peace.”
  • “Do I want to know why you’re laying on the floor like that?”
  • “I’m still thinking about you.”
  • “You don’t have to say a word if it’s too personal.”
  • “I beg you- tell me how to fix this." 
  • "If I bribe you with an odd amount of cash, can you pretend to be my date next week?”
  • “I hate parties and yet here I am. The things I do for you.”
  • “If you feel the same, what’s the problem?”
  • “You can drag my reputation through the dirt as many times as you want, but jealousy has never been a pretty look on you.”
  • “You’ve taken all my friends from me and I’m supposed to forgive you?”
  • “It hurts all the time.”
  • “Stop giving me those looks.”
  • “Disappointment is my nickname." 
  • "It’s like my progress is going backwards. One step forward, three steps back.”
  • “You can’t stay in a bubble for the rest of your life.”
  • “Say your last farewell.”
  • “You’ve saved my life more times than I can count on my hands. I want to return the favor.”
  • “I always figured you’d understand. How could I be so wrong?”
  • “I thought I knew you pretty well.”
  • “So many choices. I’m stuck.”
  • “Look at me and tell me that you’re happy.”
  • “I know they’re lying about something, but I don’t know what it could be.”
  • “I was never good with mysteries. It’s part of the reason  I don’t like them.”
  • “I let you in and it was the worst thing I’ve done in my life.”
  • “You think I do these things because I want to?”
  • “I’m just a petty thief in the eyes of the public. That won’t ever change.”
  • “I’m just here to do my job. Move.”
  • “I gave you plenty of time to think about what you did.”
  • “We are two of the same kind.”
  • “No one will ever understand what you meant to me.”
  • “Videos that can make me cry are not just limited to people being surprised with animals." 
  • "If you do my English paper, I’ll do your science homework." 
  • "I thought it’d be funny to leave a trail of gummies leading to the couch for movie night, but I didn’t expect you to actually eat them." 
  • "I’m nervous one hundred percent of the time.”
  • “I want to change on my own terms, not yours.”
  • “My goals and dreams are still so far away.”
  • “Do you ever feel stuck?”
  • “I see you haven’t retired from crime.”
  • “I can’t believe they stole my chair." 
  • "Of all people I didn’t expect to be here, you were on top of that list.”
  • “I get an odd satisfaction from seeing you fail.”
  • “Cheer up. Your next attempt will be better, I’m sure.”
  • “I’ve always had faith in you.”

as much as i would love a netflix series i actually think a musical is SUCH a good format because it’s really hard to successfully translate first person narratives to film/television but?????? with a musical?????? we can hear exactly what percy is feeling because the format allows him to tell us (ie sing it to us)

like just from listening to “good kid” we get so much characterization for percy???? we get to see his insecurities and worries and hopes and fears and WOW i am really! fucking! excited!

anonymous asked:

I reckon (we all do, come on) you'd be fucking FANTASTIC in a HP fan film. Do you know of any that are in planning? Would you audition? Would you even get a bunch of friends together and make on in future??? (You have an awesome camera now, too ...)

(( OOC: I’d love to make a fan film, I’ve been thinking about it for a long time, actually. My end goal is to make a marauders youtube series (possibly a founders series as well) but it would be QUITE the process… I also live in an area that doesn’t really have any good European or “Hogwarts” settings, so I’d have to figure that out as well……… let’s just say it would be difficult. 

But MAYBE! XD )) 

What I took away from Fantastic Beasts:
  • First moment Percival Graves came on screen I accidentally and audibly said “Daddy” in the theatre
  • I am married to Jacob Kowalski 
  • I am Jacob Kowalski. I am married to myself. 
  • I enjoyed the little furry man who wanted the jewelry
  • First moment Percival Graves started fighting Tina I accidentally and audibly growled “Kill her” in the theatre
  • Realized in that moment I’m a bad person
  • HE HANDCUFF THREE PEOPLE AT ONCE
  • HE ELECTRIC WHIP THE RAILROAD TO A BACK
  • I really love Jacob Kowalski you guys I don’t even give a fuck about wizards actually I just love Jacob Kowalski I would watch a film of him canning beets. 
  • There were some beasts also and they did a good job
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“I met him once, really briefly. It was lovely, big hug”

Talking about Dunkirk, Harry Styles, stormtroopers and dogs in a new interview with Vanity Fair ~

… Dunkirk, which stars Hardy as a spitfire pilot, also stars young One Direction singer Harry Styles in his first film role. Unfortunately, the pair didn’t really work together on the set. “I met him once, really briefly. It was lovely, big hug,” Hardy says. “He’s very polite and just a sweet guy.” Nolan, however, was “very effusive” about Styles, 

Hardy continues. “And that’s not easy, to come in from a very specific department in the industry, and cross over. So poor guy is gonna be judged. I wouldn’t want to be in those shoes, but from what I hear is that, actually, it’s gonna be a very comfortable transition for him, because he’s done such great work—which is really a testament, not only to his skill as an artist, [but] also Christopher’s part in that as well… . One Direction aside, do you know what I mean? Which I can’t say I know an awful lot about.” 

After working with Nolan on three films now, Hardy is an expert at handling secretive sets and rumors—like one whisper campaign claiming he’s set to appear in the next Star Wars film as a stormtrooper. “That’s like Nolan territory. I can’t tell you anything. And it’d be good to know myself,” he says with a laugh, denying the gossip.

Read the article ~ “Professional Liar” Tom Hardy Knows How to Handle Hollywood’s Shit Sandwiches ~ at vanityfair.com @vanityfair

#TabooFX Premieres TOMORROW in the US/Ca at 10/9c ! 

  • film director : *sees pictures of Ben Mendelsohn smiling*
  • film director : *watches interviews of Ben Mendelsohn being cute and shy*
  • film director : *watches videos of Ben Mendelsohn being an actual Cupcake©*
  • film director : PERFECT
  • film director : Cast this guy as the worst shit the world has ever seen
Marco Confesses All
  • Marco Confesses All
  • Brian H. Kim
  • Star vs. the Forces of Evil - Naysaya
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From Star vs. the Forces of Evil - Naysaya. Oh I loved this scene. As a teenager I was super uncomfortable in my own skin, not really sure if people liked me because I was useful (I got good grades and helped a lot of people with homework, and I played piano for a lot of stuff) or if because they actually liked me or if they just pretended to like me and actually thought I was pathetic, etc. I had crushes on girls who most definitely did not have crushes on me. There is an AMAZING photo of me dressed in a neon green shirt and neon orange shorts with a fanny pack and huge glasses, standing in front of a jet fighter because I guess that’s what people did in the 90s?

Anyway, this episode is near and dear to me, in a similar way that Sleepover is, because I think it distills the insecurity of teen years and cleverly breaks down the walls that a lot of us put up at that age to protect ourselves from getting hurt. Marco has no choice but to allow himself to be hurt, and it works out for him. 

Hell grown-ass adults put up walls too. I think a little Naysaya would be helpful every now and then.

Not on job interviews, though.

Mystic Messenger Characters + Favorite Halloween Movies!

YOOSUNG

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Originally posted by timburtoninwonderland

  • It’s not too spoopy for this sweet cinnamon roll
  • There’s love! So cute
  • Perfectly festive enough to cuddle on the couch together and watch
  • “I’m not afraid of scary movies! I’m a manly MAN! I just prefer this over blood and guts…”
  • Such a romantic


◉ JUMIN

AMERICAN PSYCHO

Originally posted by kokecity

  • He’s not super into films that are fanciful, so American Psycho‘s black comedy surrounding the neurotically rich is right up his alley
  • He??actually??really??enjoyed the film?????
  • “Perhaps it’s time to redesign my business card…”
  • Sometimes you call him ‘Patrick’ jokingly
  • He doesn’t think its funny


◉ ZEN

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Originally posted by flash-helen

  • It’s a musical
  • He loves the energy of the film
  • And the musical numbers
  • After a few beers you guys sing together while you watch it
  • ♪ ♫“Damn it, Janet!”
  • “I love you!”♫ ♩ ♬ 


◉ SAEYOUNG

THE EVIL DEAD FILMS

Originally posted by tribeca

  • So cheesy. So scary. So spoopy!
  • Movie marathon, anyone??!
  • A staple of horror films
  • So many classic moments
  • You guys watch these no matter what time of year it is


◉ JAEHEE

INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE

Originally posted by avarothusknight

  • Cute boys???
  • Plus it’s a classic
  • Jaehee is crazy about the classics
  • And vampires!
  • “I’d love to see Zen play the role of a vampire. He’s so elegant, he could easily pull it off with his chiseled face, piercing eyes and long gorgeo-”
    • “J A H E E   P L E A S E !” ‘
  • “Oh, sorry MC…” *ahem


◉ V

THE SHINING

Originally posted by classichorrorblog

  • He really enjoyed the book
  • Not a huge horror fan
  • But this is more of a psychological thriller
  • So he likes it
  • Enjoys the fact that it provokes thought
  • Creepy enough that he can still hold you close while you watch


◉ SAERAN

V/H/S

Originally posted by thedunwichwhore

  • Likes how weird and unconventional it is
  • Not scary to him, really hasn’t found a movie yet that totally creeped him out
  • But he knows it makes you jumpy
  • He loves when you clutch onto him for comfort ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Usually ends up making out with you half-way through the movie anyway
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“In the archive footage of this couple, there is this energy between them that is so beautiful and so alive. Joel and I wanted to re-create that out of a respect for the pair, but also because it looked like fun because they actually giggle, and just look like [they have] such a really lovely relationship.”

–  Ruth Negga on how she and Joel Edgerton strove to portray Mildred and Richard Loving in “Loving”