i was so amazed by all the actors' performances!

Rogue One: Second Viewing

- link to my other Rogue One blabberings -

Watched Rogue One for the second time today on the big screen.  Here are some more thoughts since I’m not inundated by “HOLY SHIT” feelings from experiencing it the first time. There may be some repeat thoughts.

NB, as usual: have only seen the movie and read a small portion of its prequel Catalyst so far. I try to talk about individual characters themselves, but shipping thoughts concerning RebelCaptain (Jyn/Cassian) and SpiritAssassin (Chirrut/Baze) still occur.

Warning: THIS IS REALLY, REALLY LONG. Not exaggerating in any way.

  • Quick General Thoughts 
    • I’d seen the movie a little more than a month ago and have swamped myself in fandom, so I thought I wouldn’t have Extreme Emotions from seeing it again. I even thought I’d be bored for some bits.
      • I was wrong.
    • It’s a beautiful movie, and I honestly liked every single performance by the actors and actresses. I thought they were all really good or amazing.
    • By far one of the most intense movies that I’ve seen in general, not just the Star Wars ‘verse.
  • Lah’mu
    • There’s a piece of symbolism in some Rogue One book material that talks about how the movie bookends the theme of “Jyn” and “home.” AKA: Jyn starts the movie by having a home, and Jyn ends the movie by rediscovering home. Figuratively, this is shown by Lah’mu with her parents (start) and the Scarif beach with Cassian (end) (or you could argue the entire Rogue One team becoming family, a la Baze’s “little sister”, as “home”).
      • However, now I can see there’s also a literal interpretation of this: Jyn’s Lah’mu home is next to a beach. And you remember where she dies? A BEACH.
    • If one of the Stormtroopers was taught even a little bit of forensic science, Jyn would have absolutely been found underneath that damn rock. They live on rich, loamy soil. Anyone heard of footprints or tracks? I guess Death Troopers are too busy learning how to kill people.

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guys i saw great comet today…. ITS FUCKING AMAZING if you’ve listened to the cast recording… that amazing… BUT THE ACTUAL PRODUCTION IS MIND BLOWING I HONESTLY CANT EXPRESS IN WORDS HOW AMAZING THE PRODUCTION IS. THE LIGHTING ADDED A WHOLE NEW EFFECT TO THE SHOW. ALL THE PERFORMERS WERE INCREDIBLE (if i could caps lock that even bigger i would) literally there’s no bad spot in the theatre wherever you are you feel fully immersed into the show the actors walk everywhere around the theatre. i was on the mez and brittain ashford talked to me!!! DURING THE SHOW LIKE HOLY FUUUUU. on the topic of brittain SHES A FUCKING BEAST HER VOICE IS SO LOW AND BEAUTIFUL I CANT GET OVER IT. i’m not going to explain every detail of the show but one thing that i found absolutely astounding was at the part in “the ball” when natasha and anatole kiss and there’s like a soft echo ringing sound. so in the production all the actors are spread out on all levels of the theatre and all of them are holding wine glasses and during that part after the really loud noise (so not descriptive but i forget which instrument makes the noise ??? sorry) they circle their finger tips over the edge of the wine glass and the sound echoes throughout the theatre and after a minute or so they stop and helene is the last one to stop and she takes her finger of the glass and then it’s dead silent. i explained it horrible but it’s actually truly beautiful to hear and see. also amber gray is probably one of the sweetest people i’ve met. my uncle knew her so contacted her earlier and she was like “ill put you on the list and you can come back stage” so she brought us back stage and also on stage and she talked to us for awhile and she was so sweet. she wasn’t feeling very well but she still took time out of her schedule to talk to us and give us a tour. i also saw grace who was waiting for amber so they could get dinner together. we didn’t talk but she had the nicestd smile. in conclusion, go see great comet for a mind blowing breathtaking experience and also you get russian dumplings and egg shakers.

Taking a moment

to think about what a significant night it will be for Mr.Hiddleston at the Golden Globes.  

I am the first to view these types of awards shows with a cynical eye due to the politics and power that are present in the entertainment industry.  Great performances are ignored and overlooked all the time *cough*I SAW THE LIGHT*cough* for various reasons.  Part of me argues that such a fact renders the whole thing faulty and lacking in authenticity.  

But I’m so happy to see an amazing person and actor be acknowledged with a nomination. His entire body of work as an actor makes him deserving of this recognition, not just his efforts in The Night Manger.  His honesty in his portrayls and commitment to his craft are things that set him apart and are worthy of admiration.   I hope this event is gratifying for him.  He has every reason to be proud.  And I am proud to be a supporter of his work. ♥

Moonlight was a masterpiece. The cinematography was so immersive and the performances so compelling I felt as though I was walking alongside Chiron, not watching his life play out on film. It was at times subtle and then almost…I don’t know…overwhelming. The final scene was a thing of sheer beauty and my heart feels so full. I’m so incredibly happy this film is being recognized and I hope we see more from everyone involved. It was true artistry. 

I’m a bit late on getting to the Oscar films this year, but this one and Loving have been just as good, if not better, than the hype.

Alright I get it. You hate Suicide Squad. You hate it. Well fucking good for you! Do you want a fucking cookie for being so fucking special for hating this film! What? Was it not racist enough for you? Not sexist enough? Not hateful enough? Or is all you think about is the fact that jared leto is an asshole? His whole stupid ‘I am so crrraaaazzzzyyyyy’ act overshadowing the whole film? All the other actors put in a lot of love and effort into their performances. They hated leto just as much. They hated his stupid childish acts and his disrespect. Maybe all you think about is Harley Quinn’s costume and not anything else. Not Will Smith’s amazing performance or Viola Davis’ perfect acting. Not anything else.

Just go fucking sit there in your golden chair and about how great it is to hate on a film you knew you were never going to like in the first place

Justice smith is, no argument, the single cutest lead in anything, ever, and his performance in the get down is so inspiring and breathtaking. the sensitivity and openness and frankness portrayed as a black teenage boy with his black teenage friends? That’s a revolutionary role and his acting is phenomenal, his rapping is amazing, his entire character is the greatest gift to my laptop screen of all time. I love him a million times over (and also- I’m so happy for him? Like the last thing I saw him in was paper towns and that was a manic pixie dream girl shit fest with two poc as side characters, and to go from that to the get down? Must be an amazing experience. I love him I would die for him)

DEAR EVERYONE!

PLEASE stop underrating Michael Jackson and his talents. I understand that everyone is not going to like him (only God knows why) or be a fan, but NEVER underrate him. I’m soooooo tired of hearing people say that all he could do was this

While he did moonwalk quite well, he was so much more than a dance move and Thriller. Michael Jackson was an amazing singer, composer, dancer, performer, actor, humanitarian, and innovator. He didn’t just take dances or music from artists before him and “redo” them. He reinvented the things that inspired him. He made them better. He made them stand out. 

Michael had some of the BEST vocals ever. Even as a child he sang with the emotion and passion of a man who had lived for years. He took the time to perfect his talents. He worked extremely hard for all of his achievements. Michael unquestionably deserved the title “King.”

So many artists today cite Michael as one of their main inspirations. I can’t even begin to fathom how people can call him irrelevant. The fact that you’re trying to blur his legacy proves his relevance. In most cases, people end up putting Michael down to try to exalt their fave. This is HIGHLY unnecessary. Firstly, if you are so comfortable with your fave’s position and think they are so talented, why are you trying to put another artist down? You obviously feel like that person is a threat. Secondly, NO ONE compares to Michael Jackson. Stop thinking that they do just because your fave is obviously inspired by him. I promise your fave can still be considered talented in the same world that MJ is considered talented without you undermining his impact.

I just can’t understand why people get so offended by others acknowledging Michael’s greatness. Every time I see someone talking about how amazing he was, there’s always someone waiting to talk about how he’s overhyped. If anything, he’s the exact opposite. As I said earlier, he is mainly credited for his dancing and performing. So many people completely ignore all the great songs he wrote with amazing messages. So many people ignore his videos (short films) that have messages just as strong as his music. So many ignore the power of his voice and how it demands your attention. Why?

People choose to ignore the fact that his “Remember the Time” short film was set in Egypt, so every person in the video was black.

People choose to ignore the fact that “They Don’t Care About Us” was basically him saying, “Black lives matter,” in the 90s.

People choose to ignore that Michael said, “It don’t matter if you’re black or white.”

So in conclusion, I’m not telling you to stan. I’m not telling you to spazz every time you see something MJ related. I’m simply asking you to not be ignorant. Resist the urge to start shit every time someone talks positively about Michael. Understand that he was one of the most talented (if not the most talented) people to ever walk this earth. You’re going to hear about him. His legacy and impact will never die simply because he will never stop inspiring artists, and he will never stop being great. Please just realize that more than one person can be talented and looked up to. You don’t have to put MJ down to make your fave look good. That’s stupid.

Have a blessed day, and stay off of my blog with that bullshit :)

“Collectively, this may have been our favorite ending of any Girls episode ever,” reveals music supervisor Manish Raval. “The crew and I were all so amazed by the actors’ performances. It’s such a minimal interaction between Adam, Jessa and Hannah, and yet so powerful.”

To capitalize on the moment, Raval knew they faced a big musical challenge in ending the episode just right. “It was a big debate,” he explains. “We had to make sure the song kept those emotions with the viewer for the entirety of the credits.”

They ultimately landed on the Viktor Taiwò track, “Curse.” Its gentle beat and mournful lyrics put you perfectly inside Hannah’s frame of mind.—Diana Band

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11x20 “Don’t Call Me Shurley”
“And above all they never give up. But you do.”

Can I just say that Curtis Armstrong was so so good in this episode? I mean, I always found him to be an amazing actor and that he played Metatron wonderful creepy and scary and slightly insane so well already, but I think the performance in 11x20 was really something special. I mean this moment when Metatron of all people cries was just great. And while Metatron is the kind of guy you love to hate, I have to admit I felt with him here. I think Curtis Armstrong delivered perfectly how conflicted and disillusioned Metatron was when he realized what his idol, the one he looked up to, the one he was desperate to meet again, became…

This show! What an amazing quest it has been. Genius, adventure, art, science, friendship, love, war and so many more elements perfectly combined!👍 I enjoyed every moment, all performances displayed by the wonderful actors and all the great work, which I want to call artwork, produced by the crew. I still believe the quest ends way before it’s time, and since we got the news months ago I’ve been sorry about that, but this feeling can never ruin the gratitude for all the great moments&memories Da Vinci’s Demons presented throughout the time. Many thanks to everyone involved in this show, and also everyone I met through it! 😊😄😁👍👏

When it comes to spiderman actors this is my opinion.
  • <p> <b>Tobey Maguire:</b> he did a great and even so he was enjoyable he was never my Spider-Man.<p/><b> Andrew Garfield:</b> his performance in The Amazing Spider-Man was... well amazing and I will always love him and his version of Spider-Man.<p/><b>Tom Holland :</b> holy crap I still have Goosebumps, Marvel really knows what they're doing when it comes to casting because this kid was outstanding ,I had so much fun watching every scene he was in. I can't wait for his solo movie.<p/></p>
Favorite Celebrity Style of 2015 : Ranveer Singh (Day 9)

Ranveer Singh is turning out to be one of Bollywood’s gems after giving a memorable performance in Bajirao Mastani. Not only is he an amazing actor, he is one charming person which energy like no one else!

But I’m here to talk about his out-of-the-world fashion sense which only he can pull off. From Rohit Bal to Krity De Cunhe, he has tried it all and while some may not have liked it, majority loved it!

Be it the airport trips or red carpet events, his wacky yet pretty stylish outfits always makes him stand out. So, let’s take a trip to his 2015 fashion road.

For promotional (and other formal) events, his outfits are mostly styled according to his movie, so, expect a lot of fashionable spice coming up!

And for the red carpet events, he mostly keeps them normal with suits but the spice is still on!

I personally look forward to his appearances very much and hope there are many more in 2016…

Ranveer’s style is eccentric!

Most people I know don’t understand why I love and admire Jared Padalecki as much as I do (and not just because he’s handsome…!!), but hell, help me here if you agree with me, so I can show them I’m not alone.

First of all, he’s an incredibly talented actor. He’s amazing at what he does, he’s had some of the most brilliant performances I have ever seen in some Supernatural episodes. (although, in my opinion, he’s sadly underrated) 

THEN, the most important part: he’s such an amazing person. I mean, he’s using his fame for all the right purposes, he’s launched this huge beautiful campaign to encourage people to never stop fighting their battles. Also, the fact that he’s been so open about his own struggles and is not ashamed to share his story has touched and inspired so many people, I mean, I’ve read posts, I’ve read stuff, he’s literally saved some lives, he keeps breaking the whole taboo around mental illness and people who struggle against depression/anxiety/suicidal tendencies, and that’s so good, so important! 

I think Jared’s story is truly inspiring, and I think he’s the living proof that there is still some good and some kindness left in mankind.

I’m proud and thankful that we still have celebrities these days that use their fame for the right things.

Bernard Cribbins as Wilfred Mott from Doctor Who.

Bernard is absolutely amazing in this role. His performances evoke so many emotions. Wilfred Mott, along with Donna Noble, are probably my top two favorite characters from all of Doctor Who (Tony Curran as Vincent Van Gogh is my third).

I’m slowly working my way through a series of portrait studies of actors/actresses that I admire in my favorite roles that they have acted in.

like, no offense, but anthony mackie is an incredibly talented actor with one of the most diverse bodies of work i’ve seen. don cheadle is FUCKING AMAZING, one of my all time favorites, and he can honestly do everything from drama to comedy to action and has delivered multiple oscar-worthy performances. chadwick boseman’s fine ass gets better and better every time i see him and he absolutely nails every role he gets and he’s so INVESTED in what he does that he did heaps of research to play t’challa the right fucking way and NONE OF YOU SEEM TO CARE ABOUT ALL THIS TALENT????

Fear The Walking Dead Cast & Crew on Alycia Debnam-Carey (Alicia Clark)

“Alycia, you talk to her off camera she’s incredibly vivacious and buoyant and she feels like a teenager sometimes and when she’s on screen, she has this poise and this calm and directness and that’s kind of who this character was….Alycia did get in early because she was someone they liked at AMC.” - Dave Erickson, Executive Producer 

“Alycia is the real deal. For Fear the Walking Dead, she’s exactly what we needed, an actress who can go toe to toe with such talents as Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis to bring her character to life with a very grounded performance. ” - Gale Ann Hurd, Executive Producer

“Well you’re – it goes without saying – more than worthy and we are very very lucky to have you.” - David Wiener, Co-Executive Producer

“[Alycia Debnam-Carey] is such a great girl and a great talent.” - Kim Dickens, Madison Clark

“She’s very easy to work with and talk to.” -  Frank Dillane, Nick Clark

“One of the most intelligent, strong, and thoughtful young women I know. I enjoy working with @alyciajasmin so very much.” - Colman Domingo, Victor Strand 

“she is an amazing young woman. Fierce and Strong. Brilliant and kind.”  - Colman Domingo, Victor Strand

“ Alycia is the most beautiful, wonderful, sweet, kind, intelligent friend.”  - Colman Domingo, Victor Strand

“I’m so lucky that I get to work with an amazing group of actors. I adore them all. But if I absolutely had to choose [just] one person, I would say my on-set bestie is Alycia Debnam-Carey.” - Mercedes Mason, Ofelia Salazar

I love working with @DebnamCarey.” -  Mercedes Mason, Ofelia Salazar

“Alycia is so multi-talented.” - Ruben Blades, Daniel Salazar

“Alycia is great! She’s such a sweet, nice girl. ” - Lorenzo Henrie, Chris Manawa

shout out to every single actor on the walking dead tonight. i have never seen a cast pull off such a performance, and i swear if they all don’t get at least one award this up coming season then i will riot. you can’t fake emotion like that, and i would love to see another cast try and pull off what they did tonight. bravo to every single cast member. this show never stops blowing my mind, and it amazes me that these beautiful people are able to show so much emotion, that we as an audience feel it as well.

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Time for a little recap of last night because I’m now rested and most of all, sober. The play was absolutely amazing. For a first performance since 2014, very few things went wrong and even though the performers probably wished the broken glass and Ben Foster dropping the phone didn’t happen, I personally love the unexpected and watching how people reacted to it. The audience was lovely, all the actors were spot on and standing ovation was so well-deserved.

At the exit, a long queue lined up by the box office. Amazing @i-heart-scully and  @campaignofmisinformation were there to hold my sweaty hands (or was it the other way around?). I gave her the new poster and a nicer print of the previous one. She said she had seen it before with several people bringing it to her and asked if I was the original artist so I explained how I had given it to her back in France and later had uploaded it online for others [eta: I just made the newest one available]. She really liked the new one too, started by signing her name and then asked if I wanted it dedicated to me so I sort of babbled “if you want it’s up to you I dunno pls” so she looked at the back for my name and wrote: “Kelly - Thank you so so much! Awesome (Work?Love?) - Gillian A”.

Anyway she was incredibly lovely, humble and kind. She clearly loves theatre and playing Blanche every evening and I am so profoundly happy that she achieved to make it happen in both countries she considers home. She truly deserves all the love and respect.