i am so excited for this film tbh

So today I woke up thinking about how thrilled I am for the new movie The Greatest Showman and how it’s an original film musical which means maybe an uptrend in original film musicals which is soooooo exciting and can mean a lot for the next generation of filmmaking and how we experience musicals and how they are made available to us.

And then I paused.

Because suddenly I was quite sure that I had dreamed the musical part.

I was dead certain. It’s just a movie. Not a musical. There had been no singing in the trailer I saw. Of course it wasn’t a musical.

I was so upset. So mad.

I didn’t even bother looking it up. I knew I had dreamed the whole thing about it being a musical.

11 hours later I googled it.

It’s a musical guys.

My soul again takes wings. It’s a good time to be alive.

TL;DR Dreams come true, sort of, and The Greatest Showman is a movie musical and I am much excite.

10 (12) Favorite Movies of 2014
The Internet is over-saturated with top 10 movie lists at the end of the year, but here’s mine away. I got bored. Here are some little gifs attached with a shorthand description of why I enjoyed them.
Note: I have yet to watch Selma, Inherent Vice, and A Most Violent Year, all of which I have been heavily anticipating.UPDATE: Finally watched all 3 of the aforementioned movies! Selma goes into my top 5, no question. A Most Violent Year was a surprise and blew me away, and gets a spot in my top 5 as well. Inherent Vice was amazing and gets a strong honorable mention. Though I still haven’t gotten through all of the 2014 films worth watching, mostly foreign, I’m confident about my list and it’s now finalized. Also, a dishonorable mention for American Sniper. Fuck that movie.

10. Boyhood

An awe-inspiring, incredible feat of filmmaking that invoked strong, specific feelings of nostalgia (from watching Dragonball Z on a CRT TV to baseball games with my dad in the early millennium). It didn’t do too much for me beyond that, but that’s hardly putting it down.

9. The Babadook

Terrifying, even on the 39 inch TV in my room, and not one cheap scare. I didn’t feel like I had to suspend much disbelief; it felt as real as it could’ve been.

8. X-Men: Days of Future Past

Despite the unwarranted stigma against superhero flicks among cinephiles, as a huge fan of the comics and (most) of the films, I couldn’t omit this from my list. Apart from the countless plot holes that inevitably come with the 7th film of what was supposed to be a trilogy, this was by far the series’ best entry.

7. Nightcrawler

Gyllenhaal’s gaunt figure, oily hair, and bulging eyes, representative of a controlling obsession eating away at the soul and blah blah blah. Nightcrawler sounds like the name of a horror film, but it isn’t, but in a way, it kind of is. Amazing, amazing performance by Bubble Boy.

6. Interstellar/Coherence (tie)

Saw this in IMAX and left thoroughly impressed. I’m a fan of Nolan and his ability to appeal to thrill-seekers and cerebral film nerds alike, and this is his most epic work yet.

Technically a 2013 film, but it had its “wide” release this summer, so I guess it counts. An amazing sci-fi flick like Interstellar, but different in every way possible. For starters, this film barely had a budget compared to the $165 million spent by Nolan and co. The creativity that allowed Byrkit to flip his limited resources into so much more really speaks to the beauty of filmmaking, budget or no budget. One of the most interesting watches this year, for sure.

5. Wild

After being turned away from a show, we watched this very drunk at the Hollywood Arclight at midnight but its poignancy wasn’t lost on me one bit. It definitely had me feelin’ some type of way, watermelon Four Loko or no watermelon Four Loko.

4. Birdman

The off-kilter charm, amazing performances, beautiful “score,” pretty-ass cinematography (that “oner” tho), and its overall originality, Birdman is an absolute work of art, ‘nuff said.

3. Blue Ruin

I’m an absolute sucker for films with blue palettes (even films with the word “blue” in the title tbh) and revenge flicks (I mean, I just spent $50 that I don’t have on The Vengeance Trilogy Blu-Ray tin…hell, I even liked The Punisher) so I was obviously sold. A beautifully shot, somewhat fresh take on the revenge genre.

2. Foxcatcher

Despite my excitement for the movie since its initial festival run, having been on my 2nd rewatch of The Office (still am), I was afraid that Steve Carrell’s face alone would throw me off. Definitely didn’t. His performance (Magic Mike and Hulk #3 were amazing as well) was the standout quality out of everything that was great about this movie.

1. Gone Girl/Whiplash (tie)

Probably a surprising pick for #1 but then again the ordering of this list is rough and could change any day; top 3 for sure though. Simply put, Fincher is one of my absolute favorites and Gone Girl reaffirmed that sentiment. Also, Rosamund Pike definitely set the bar for characters I’m simultaneously attracted to/scared as fuck of.

The intensity, the thematic ambivalence, and J.K. motherfucking Simmons (aka Tenzin aka Jonah Jameson)! For sure the most low-concept movie on the list and even with its 96% RT rating, I feel like Whiplash was quite underrated and overlooked this year.

Honorable Mentions:

-Under the Skin
-The Grand Budapest Hotel
-Inherent Vice
-Snowpiercer
-The Skeleton Twins
-St. Vincent
-Obvious Child
-Frank

-Top Five

-Chef
-Guardians of the Galaxy

ikr reading those replies from some rando who immediately fucked off into the abyss bc he cares more about foisting his unwanted & unnecessary opinions onto a stranger than actually interacting with someone like A Real Human Being was exhausting

EVERYTHING ABOUT K:/U))B0 WAS ABOUT the writers thinking they were way more clever than they actually were. It was such a performative movie. Going through the motions of a story without actually writing any DEPTH. And obv the marketing was to have one (1) asian actor prominently billing for this Very Obviously asian-inspired film. tbh when the trailer first came out I was like uhhh there doesn’t seem to be a lot of asian vas for these asian characters OH IT’S GEORGE so it Fooled Me :/

I didn’t watch box troll but I haven’t heard anything that would make me want to. it’s a shame bc after cora & paranorm I was real excited abt the stories Laika wanted to tell but now I am Bitter and Jaded.

anonymous asked:

The scene of Jon coming down the steps to Dany was deliberately filmed during the "magic/golden hour". This is cinematic term is used to refer to the optimum time for filming romantic or magical scenes due to the soft or warm light in the sky, often characterized by a golden/orange hue. As for the CGI sunset, the notes said that an "Eastern sunset" was needed via CGI over a wide body of water. This a different scene from the "magic hour" scene.

I am very excited for both sunsets, anon. “Magic hour” indeed. Any time Jon and Dany speak is going to be magic tbh. I’m sorry to slip into my trash form for this answer but I can’t help it :’) I am so excited!

10

Happy Birthday, Frederick Austerlitz aka Fred Astaire! (10 May 1899 – ∞)

“I don’t think that I will plunge the nation into war by stating that Fred Astaire is the greatest tap-dancer in the world." -Robert Benchley.

    Undoubtedly, Fred Astaire was one of the most foremost entertainers of the 20th century. His ethereal dancing abilities and warm and charming screen presence – not to mention, his famous top hat, white tie, and tails, have cemented him in the annals of history as one of the greatest of all time.

    Nobody could have predicted Fred’s meteoric rise to fame and his status as a legend among cinemagoers. When he first arrived in Hollywood in the 1920’s for a screen test, the verdict, "Can’t act, slightly bald, also dances.” Fred later said that wretched screen test was one of the most embarrassing moments of his life, and he simply wished that the ground would open up and swallow him. So, he went back to Broadway, with his talented older sister, Adele, until she retired in 1932. Fred returned to Hollywood in 1933 – where he was signed on by David O. Selznick.

    RKO wasted no time in putting him to work on their latest musical film, which was called Flying Down to Rio. Most importantly, they paired Fred with Ginger – the same Ginger Rogers he had choreographed for (and fallen for) when she was in New York in 1930. Thus, the legendary Astaire/Rogers partnership was born, which was what skyrocketed both dancers to fame. Fred and Ginger built each other up and treated each other as equals – all the while working tirelessly to achieve the high standards that their dances have now become famous for.

    More than that, though, Fred had a burning desire to establish a solo career for himself, and so, he struck out and did it. He was a man who was determined; who knew how to get what he wanted, and a man who stopped at nothing short of perfection. And while it has often been said that Hollywood corrupts people, Fred remained modest, down-to-earth, and polite to everyone he met. (After the filming of Shall We Dance, the extras on the set got together and wrote a letter to the studio head, praising Fred and saying how nice he was.)

    Fred’s screen image is very familiar to generations of movie-watchers – witty, funny, always ready to launch into song and dance – and that speaks volumes about the influence and legacy that he has left for himself. Of a true entertainer, of a talented individual of an almost deity-like status, whose mind stayed firmly on trying to improve himself, with each and every passing moment.

anonymous asked:

I am super excited that spidey is going to be apart of the MCU, but I will miss Andrew Garfield. At the same time though, I hope Marvel makes the smart decision and casts a black Spider-Man (aka Miles Morales).

i would love for Miles Morales to get a film representation, or also the old hype surrounding Donald Glover playing Spider-Man (but they want a high schooler to be Spider-Man so i don’t think so) ALSO i didn’t really like Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man tbh, I thought the remakes weren’t that great compared to the originals