If you’re going to tell us that Cursed Child isn’t about to be made into a movie (and, by transitive logic, filmed in its staged production format), then tell your actors to stop tweeting “you’ll just have to wait to see it live.”
Almost none of us are ever going to be able to see it live. There are rumors of a Broadway run, but, again, almost None.None% of the fans will get to see the show.
Give. Us. A. Flipping. Filmed. Version. Harry potter is for everyone. Keeping it in its theatre format denies 99% of fans the pleasure of experiencing something magical.
Summary: Derek mentally kicks himself for just standing there like a lovestruck fool, but it’s been exactly forty-six days since he saw Stiles, and he still remembers the taste of his skin, how Stiles feels underneath him.
Comments: Lovely fic, begins with Stiles and Derek filming porn together and the plot transitions into more along with their relationship. A great read!
One of the only great failures of the, in general, pretty great Harry Potter films is the diminished role of Ron Weasley’s character. What started as a scene-stealing comedic main role in the first few family-friendly films slowly transitioned into more and more of a background player as the franchise progressed with the occasional character moment. For fans who have watched the movies, but not read the books, Ron Weasley’s role in the defeat of the Dark Lord and in the Golden Trio friendship might seem small compared to Hermione’s.
In general, Hermione’s role in the Golden Trio — and in the franchise in general — was emphasized over Ron’s, which is not the case in the book series where Harry, Ron, and Hermione are all well-developed characters with lots to do. This subtle shifting of character traits and character moments from Ron to Hermione for the movies led to a flattening of Movie Ron Weasley’s character, one of the most subtly complex and heroic characters in the book.
Book Ron Weasley was a boy constantly being overshadowed by his siblings and friends — a kid who was often overcome by jealousy, but who never let that jealousy get in the way of being there for his family and friends. This rough arc comes through in the films, but leaves out much of the nuance of the character: Ron’s wit and humor, strategic mind, often times cool head in high-stakes situations (spiders, aside), knowledge about the wizarding world, ability to overcome learned prejudices, and his role as Harry’s confidante throughout the series.
In honor of the character and the actor who played him (after all, today is Grint’s 28th birthday), we’re taking the time to recognize Rupert Grint’s Ron Weasley. Despite the diminished role of Ron in the films, here are 10 scenes the Ron we know and love from the book comes through in the script adaptation through Grint’s iconic performance…
Can has positive trans narratives plz? Suggestions for movies or web series or graphic novels with positive trans stories? I’m feeling very aware of the weight of “trans = tragic” association in our cultural discourse tonight. I feel it pulling at me, wanting to make my story a tragedy too.
Do any of you ever get anxiety when cosplaying in public? If so, how do you cope?
I get really bad anxiety when I go out in cosplay. It’s so bad that if we’re shooting, I’ll transit with the makeup but change 5 or 10 minutes before we film.
If you have really bad anxiety about it like I do, I would stick to that or what I also do is transit with friends who don’t have as hard of a time as I do. Then I can keep my head down and let them explain when people come up to us and ask us about it. They also keep me busy so I’m not thinking about how different I look at the current moment.
I’d finally get to transition from Bridal! She styles for shoots, runway, red carpet, music videos, film, TV basically everything. It would be an amazing opportunity and a great learning experience so FINGERS CROSSED!
“She felt criticized all the time. She always had to be on guard,” says Lee Grant (left) of Grace Kelly (center), with an NBC crewmember during the 1977 shooting of ‘Once Upon a Time.’
As dramatized in 'Grace of Monaco,’ the actress retired from acting after she met her prince. But when Lee Grant visited Monaco to host an NBC doc, she found a cracked fairy tale.
This story first appeared in a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Grace Kelly may not have had a fairy godmother, but in the 1950s, the actress was Hollywood’s own Cinderella. Born in Philadelphia to a three-time Olympic gold medalist father and a women’s team sports coach mother, Kelly pursued an interest in acting despite her parents’ opposition, starring in a few school plays before transitioning to film.
In 1952, she signed a seven-year contract with MGM at a salary of $750 a week and landed roles opposite such leading men as Clark Gable, Cary Grant and Bing Crosby in films Mogambo,To Catch a Thief and The Country Girl (for which she scored a best actress Oscar at 25).
But it wasn’t until a royal encounter with Prince Rainier III at the Palace of Monaco that she found her prince charming. Kelly traded Hollywood fame to become Princess Grace when she married the young monarch in 1956, in what the press called the “wedding of the century.” (The royal marriage is depicted in Lifetime’s Nicole Kidman starred Grace of Monaco, Emmy-nominated for outstanding television movie.)
Despite expectations of a fairytale ending for Kelly, a rare glimpse of her lonely reign was seen off camera during the filming of NBC’s 1977 television documentary Once Upon a Time … Is Now the Story of Princess Grace.
Actress Lee Grant, who interviewed Kelly for the doc, remembers her as a trained princess afraid of letting down her guard.
“I said to her between rolls of film, 'From one actor to another, what you’re saying is boring.’ She turned to her friend [in tears] and said, 'Am I boring? Am I?’” Grant recalls to THR. “When the camera wasn’t rolling, she kind of emptied her heart. The truth was, her life was terribly restrained — she was the princess of a little closed-off castle.”
Kelly, who died in a car crash in 1982 at age 52, never appeared on film again after 1956’s High Society.
Over the summer I took a film study class. I really fell in love with the different types of ways to make a film. I now have a new appreciation for the time and creativity it takes to make a fantastic film. So after the semester came to an end I didn’t want to stop this journey in film. Since I haven’t seen a lot of movies I ask my teacher for a list she of movies she recommends me watching. So she sends me a four page list of movies to watch. I went through them and crossed off the ones I have already seen and started at the top. I then searched for the movies on Netflix and Hulu The movies I found so far are:
Sunset Boulevard (Netflix)- It was such a great black and white film. I love the twist and turns through out the movie. I love how it showed the transition between silent films and films with sound and talking. If you an archer fan this last season I didn’t realize they were spoofing off this movie.
Mulholland Falls (Hulu)- I really liked it. I thought it was interesting when they kept talking about the first Hoover and how the main character name was Hoover.
From dust till dawn (Netflix)- Holly hell, I was not expecting a vampire movie. That was intense. Hahaha still a great movie. The main female character is beautiful and has such amazing cheek bones. But I also thought it was cool to see Quentin Tarantino have a decent role in this film. I love him in pulp fiction as well.
So now I am moving on to Bulworth on Netflix. So far this journey has been awesome. And I would suggest all three of these films.
The Cleveland native made his rounds on television during the '60s and '70s, appearing on iconic shows such as I Dream of Jeannie, The Partridge Family, M*A*S*H, Mary Tyler Moore, Happy Days, and Police Woman, before making his transition to film. Riley starred in several movies throughout the late '70s and '80s, such as High Anxiety in 1978, History of the World, Part I in 1981 and Spaceballs in 1987.
While Riley worked steadily throughout the following decades, it was his voice role as Stu Pickles on Rugrats and its follow-up series, All Growed Up!, that brought him fame with the younger generation.