jonah was so good in this movie

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The cult comedy Mystery Science Theater 3000 (aka MST3K) returned to TV this weekend via Netflix. For anyone unfamiliar with the series, the show revolves around an astronaut (Jonah Ray) trapped on a satellite by a mad scientist (Felicia Day) and her idiot assistant (Patton Oswalt) and forced to watch B-movies with two robots named Tom and Crow.

The new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 features several classic dinosaur/kaiju movies including REPTILICUS (1961, US Ver. Dir. Sidney W. Pink), THE BEAST FROM HOLLOW MOUNTAIN (1956, Dir. Edward Nassour), THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT (1975, Dir. Kevin Connor), YONGARY: MONSTER OF THE DEEP (1967, Dir. Kim Ki-duk) and AT THE EARTH’S CORE (1976, Dir. Kevin Connor).

I’m at big fan of 1975′s THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, which in my opinion always enhances good Mystery Science Theater 3000, and so I found Jonah and the bot’s riffs on the film particularly amusing.

The Invention of Lying - Almost as Clever as it Looks

Caught this one at the ‘cheapie movies’ last night with the wife. It’s been held over at this second run theater for several months now, and last night the theater was still packed, so it seems to be doing pretty good business even after it has already been released on DVD. My wife didn’t care for it at all. I didn’t like it nearly as well as 'Ghost Town’ but I still enjoyed it quite a bit.

I can’t help but compare it to 'Ghost Town’ in many ways. It had a lot of the same sort of peripheral characters that our protagonist with the 'special talent’ interacts with and changes their lives in little ways. There were several montage 'MTV sequences’ to help move the story along when it was obvious that much more of the same 'schtick’ would have been tiresome.

The basic premise, is that the story takes place in an alternate universe where everyone always tells the truth. Our main character (Ricky Gervais) works in a 'movie production’ company. But in this case, since there is only truth telling, movies consist of a 'reader’ simply reciting scripts about historical episodes of the past (acting and production values would be a form of falsehood). He gets fired from his job and is about to get kicked out of his apartment when an amazing idea suddenly comes to him. To say something that isn’t true. It changes his life in many ways.

At this point in the movie I was starting to get weary of the basic premise and was wondering how long this joke could be stretched out. But then something happens in the story that dragged me right back in (I won’t give it away, but it involves the 'Big Man in the Sky’, as they refer to him in the movie). Suddenly the cheap gimmick of a movie got a bit more thought provoking and intelligent, and I was into it wholeheartedly the rest of way.

A lot of laughs, as expected, but a bit more than I bargained for in story, which is always a nice surprise with a comedy.

Also saw a trailer for the new Terry Gilliam movie, which looks like it might be my next trip to the theater.

3.5 stars out of 5

Released 2009, First Viewing January 2010

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Warrior Cats Movie Announced! - Why You Should Be Excited!

by LZRD WZRD

China, may just be our salvation after all.

I went to bed last night ready to find myself a good bunker to hunker down in after suffering through the final presidential debate. Jonah Goldberg summed it up best that these things sound like a nasty divorce proceeding. I was ready to divorce myself from life last night until I woke up today to discover literally the greatest news ever: Warrior’s author Kate Cary tweeted out this morning, quote:

“Finally, I can share our big news!

WARRIORS MOVIE!

All I know atm is “Alibaba Pictures” and “in development”. I’ll keep you posted.”

So unless you’re Tennelle Flowers, this is probably the greatest news of your entire life. This is in a sense, the birth of my baby. I’ve been reading Warriors for 10 years and throughout that time me and the rest of the fandom were continuously told this was never gonna happen. Now I admit, this announcement doesn’t guarantee it’ll actually happen. It also doesn’t mean that I get to star as Jayfeather in the sequel films. And most importantly, it doesn’t dispel any of the misgivings that Tennelle had in her video: Why You Shouldn’t Want a Warriors Movie. However, what it does do is give me a reason to live. The 49ers suck, Hillary Clinton’s gonna be president, and I have a calculus test on Tuesday. But, there’s a Warriors movie in the works and if there was ever proof that there’s a god watching over me, this has gotta be it. I’m LZRD WZRD and this is: Why You Should Be Excited About the Warrior Cats Movie!.

So diving into this, I always figured that the best way to adapt Warriors would be for all of you to give me a few thousand dollars per month on Patreon.com/LZRDWZRD, that’s L-Z-R-D W-Z-R-D, and with that I could produce four amazing seasons of an animated Warriors series. I actually tweeted out this plan last week, stating that I’d split the original series up so Into the Wild would be a stand-alone season, with books 2 and 3 being combined into season 2, books 3 and 4 combined into season 3, and then book 6 would be season 4. What’s nice about this order is that it will still work if we replace seasons with movies. Into the Wild would be the perfect book to adapt to film by itself. It features a fish-out-of-water protagonist in Firepaw whose desire to find freedom and a place in the world is the perfect way for people to get invested in the film’s universe. Additionally, the book features a complete villain arc with Brokenstar and ThunderClan’s desperate efforts to oppose him, while also featuring sequel bait with Tigerclaw and Fireheart’s quest to expose his treachery. This is the perfect formula for a successful first movie. We’ve already gotten to see part of it come to life via SSS Warrior Cats’ fan episodes of the first few chapters. These videos total a little over an hour and cover the first 50 pages of the 270 page book, or about 20%. When you cut out the intros, outros, and announcements, these easily come in under and hour. Then when you factor in that the videos are pretty slow-paced to begin with and feature additional material like the Whitestorm fight sequence, it’s easy to imagine this all being condensed into 15-25 minutes without losing any of the original material. So if we give it 20 minutes for this early section and multiply that by 5, we would have about an 1:40 minute film, which is about the time it took the Guardians of Ga’Hoole movie to translate three books into one movie’s worth of material. So given that, I don’t think we’d have to worry about this first film cutting much out.

Plus the middle part of the book gives plenty of leeway for the writers to add their own touches. Firepaw’s training, Yellowfang’s introduction, the trip to the Moonstone, and the battle with ShadowClan all take up a lot of narrative time but don’t contain a lot of material vital to the spirit of the story. Now obviously I’m not saying they should cut any of this out, but parts of it could easily be condensed or changed for the benefit of the film and the artists working on it. I could definitely see some dark and visually stunning sequences coming out of the Gathering and Moonstone chapters which I would love to see on screen. This movie also provides a great opportunity for Firepaw’s “romance” with Spottedleaf to be better developed. It’s easily the weakest part of the book and series as a whole in my opinion, although I might argue that Firestar’s obsession with a childhood crush at the expense of Sandstorm makes for a really compelling character flaw. But since this movie doesn’t have a guaranteed sequel to flesh that angle out, they might just give this couple actual screentime and chemistry. So if anyone should be excited about this movie, it should be the Firestar and Spottedleaf shippers, who may just get to see this relationship done proper justice. Another sequence from the book that could be improved on in the movie would be the climactic battle between Firepaw and the ShadowClan rebels against Brokenstar and his followers. In the book, this battle only takes up four pages and I’m not talking about War and Peace pages people. It always seemed like kind of a letdown that this huge event starts and ends so quickly. That’s not to say that it’s bad, as Firepaw does have a really important moment when Whitestorm jumps in and stops him from killing Clawface to avenge Spottedleaf. For all of the people who say he’s a Mary Sue, this is a scene that proves that he had to learn and grow as a character before ascending to the paragon of virtue that he later became. I really hope they keep this in the movie and give the whole scene a real theatrical embellishment. There are so many emotions going on in this scene between Firepaw’s lust for revenge and Yellowfang’s confrontation with her murderous son that it’s hard to imagine how the studio could make this battle being anything less than spectacular, let alone screw it up. Which brings me to the next part of the video: How to Screw Up a Warriors Movie and Make Tennelle Smirk at Me (in 60 seconds or less!)

Now all of this great stuff completely hinges on the studio’s decision to make this film for ONLY Into the Wild. The reason why Legend of the Guardians underwhelmed was because of the studio’s decision to crush multiple books and arcs into a single movie. If the studio decides to throw out Brokenstar or give that arc a back seat, the logical replacement would be to have Tigerstar’s coup and subsequent exile be the climactic scene. The problem with this though is that an insane amount of material would end up getting cut and characters like Ravenpaw, Cinderpelt, and Cloudtail would suffer immensely. Also forget about that Firepaw-Spottedleaf romance. Heck, they might even cut out Silverstream and Graystripe’s relationship and instead replace it with Fireheart and Cinderpelt. Cinderpelt would get pregnant and then die like Silverstream and then I would lose my mind and storm out of the theater. What would really suck about this is that the movie would end on a relative low-note, rather than the New Hope-esque ending of Into the Wild where a giant success took care of an immediate threat with another bigger antagonist lurking in the shadows.

Tigerclaw’s exile was a good thing, but the effect of it devastated Bluestar who nearly tore apart ThunderClan as a result. Not to mention, Silverstream’s death destroyed Graystripe and led him to leave the clan. The end of Forest of Secrets sees Fireheart standing all by himself with the task of carrying his adopted clan resting on his inexperienced shoulders. That’s why this is ideal as the second movie in the series, as it builds on everything the first book setup, while also shaking up the status quo drastically enough to warrant more interest going forward.

Warriors gets compared to Guardians of Ga’Hoole a lot and while it’s fair to worry that this movie may be a disappointment like that, there are two important things to note. 1) the Guardians of Ga’Hoole movie wasn’t that bad and has plenty of supporters. If a Warriors movie makes the same mistakes, it could still be salvageable if the cast and animation is good. Heck, even a major deviation in the storyline could still be well received, although I don’t see any reason for that to happen, which leads me to 2) Warriors is better setup to succeed than Guardians of Ga’Hoole. The reason why the Ga’Hoole movie combined multiple books was because of the structure of the series. Many of the main characters weren’t introduced until late in book one or even in book 2. The first book also doesn’t have the big fight climax that other books in the series have, which translate better to a cinematic story. By contrast, Into the Wild has all of its major cast members introduced immediately in the story and has a satisfying climax that builds on them. Given all of that, there’s no reason for the studio to deviate from just adapting Into the Wild. It’s still very early in production and I’m sure we’ll have a lot more to discuss and speculate on going forward. But just for now, we can sit back and celebrate. Our childhood starts again today and maybe, just maybe, it’ll be alright.

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This Movie Staten Island Summer showed up on Netflix under my list of movies for me.  I have to say it was a pretty dire list and I am not sure what Netflix was thinking, most of the movies it had pegged as a 1 star for me.  And usually I find the algorithm for Netflix is pretty spot on, so that means either I have watched everything good on Netflix or Netflix was fucking with me. The only movie above 1.5 stars was Staten Island Summer.  Which it thought I would give 2.5 stars. It was wrong, this movie was bad guys. Because it wasn’t just not funny, it was such a blatant rip off of Superbad they had the loud, fat, obnoxious friend just doing a straight up Jonah Hill impression.  Ashley Greene played the hot girl in the movie.  You know, the object of affection who no one really knows, she just keeps showing up and looking hot every now and then.  It was a role that suited her because if the movie got one thing right it’s that Ashley Greene is pretty hot. I haven’t posted her in forever because I haven’t seen her in anything in forever.  I hate to say it but given the quality of movies I have seen her in.. it’s probably good news for me.  But… she is really hot.  And I still am going to get around to Burying the Ex eventually.  Today I want to fuck Ashley Greene

Dear the me of 3 months ago,

How’re you doing? I know you’ve just come to a realization, and are freaking at the thoughts running wild through your head. Everything is clicking together and all the missing pieces you’d swallowed down are coming back up to fit the picture together: You’re Trans.

And I know it’s fucking terrifying and all you want is to grab a pack and smoke it ‘til the sun rises. Drink until you forget everything you’ve uncovered.

But you won’t.

Cause the weight that’s been heavy in your chest for so long has lifted enough for you to breath and I know you’re finally ready. There’s so much in store for you.

In two weeks, you’ll by your first bottle of men’s cologne.

A day later you’ll find that old movie you loved, and the name of the character who gave you the strength to believe in yourself so many years ago. Start calling yourself Jonah in the dark, quiet of your room.

In three, you’ll build the courage to finally wear that binder you bought months ago. You’ll fall in love with how your band t-shirts fall over your chest. You will cry at the sight, and let it out. It’s a good cry, trust me.

One month later you’re gonna get drunk with your brother and let the secret slip. Don’t panic, he’s cool with it. Plus, he loves the name you’ve picked. Another shot in and you’ll come out to everyone at the party, they keep calling you by the right name and pronouns even after they’ve sobered up.

Two months later, and you’ll notice that heavy weight of depression that used to  fall over you hasn’t been around lately. Not completely gone, but that one section of it that used to hold you captive has stayed away. It’ll take a few days but realize quick that it’s the not hiding from everyone that’s keeping you high.

Two and a half months from now, you’ll kiss a boy who thinks of you as one as well. He’ll tell you how awesome his “first gay kiss” was. Share three more with him throughout the night. Don’t try to hide your smile when he calls you by your name and presses you against the wall before saying goodnight.

Before you know it, you’re gonna be where I am now. Listening to music in your living room, three days from getting your hair cut just how you want it and feeling more alive and proud of yourself than you ever have before.

Sincerely,

Jonah

For Fey! Happy Birthday, Fey!

A Little Birdie Told Me…
Rated G, warnings for injury. Fresh from a long mission, Sara faces an even more difficult one: babysitting Felicity and Oliver’s kids on date night.

Her problem isn’t that she’s incapable. She’s the Black Canary. She’s done things far more terrifying than this.

It’s just that there’s only one of her and there are three of them.

She remembers getting the call at four a.m.—her fault for not letting them know she’d hopped a couple of continents away from where she’d told them she was going, really—the first time Oliver’s voice has said, “I have news” without bearing a heavy mantle of tragedy in the rise and fall of the words. Just like she vividly remembers hopping on a six a.m. flight back to Starling City and running up to Felicity, who practically crushed her in a hug with the promise that, “No, I’m not going to break, I swear!” There had been lots of twirling and “Okay, but no, I might actually throw up on you, though, so let’s not do that.” And then there are other memories that pile up on top of that: sticking around for moral support, texts of ultrasound pictures sent to phone numbers that should be unlisted, Felicity, why do I even try to be off the grid when you’re in my life?, settling down for a while so she could be on hand, outracing a bomb and dragging Oliver along so he wouldn’t miss the birth of his firstborn, outracing an AK-47 and dragging Diggle along so he wouldn’t miss the birth of Oliver’s second-born, outracing a melting ray and being dragged along by Laurel so neither of them would miss the birth of the third child.

And two years later, she tries to look apologetic as three small faces stare up at her. It’s not at all effective. They’re far too street-smart for that.

“You promised it was only gonna be two weeks.” Six-year-old Jonah Queen has a face that was built for devastation. It’s working pretty well now, as he’s pouting with his arms crossed over his chest. Since he’s the leader of the gang, Estelle and Haley mimic his stance perfectly. Granted, Haley likely has no idea why she’s joined a standoff against Sara. She just wants to do what Jonah’s doing and it’s been a couple of months since she’s seen Sara, so some stranger danger is bound to happen. Estelle’s the one Sara knows she needs to watch for. “But it’s been months.”

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anonymous asked:

Quick! Top ten things you love the most about Jonah! Go!

ONLY TEN? FUCK THAT I’M DOING 20. 

  1. His smile
  2. The way he hugs me 
  3. The fact that he loves me back 
  4. His eyes
  5. How cute he is when he gets excited
  6. His personality
  7. his voice
  8. his intelligence
  9. His ability to calm and sooth me
  10. Just how caring in general that he is
  11. He’s loyal
  12. He’s talented
  13. I really love him period
  14. his dick, tbh
  15. He’s a super rad kisser also he loves to kiss which is also super rad
  16. HE ALSO LIKES PDA
  17. He’s an awesome cook
  18. He does so much for me and asks nothing in return
  19. Good at cleaning
  20. I just really love everything about him so it’s hard for me to only say a few things when there’s literally so many, like how comfortable we are around each other, our similar interests, how he lets me fall asleep on him during movies and doesn’t wake or move me, how gentle he can be, but also how rough he can be, I know I can trust him, someday we’ll get married uwu
22 Jump Street (2014)

22 Jump Street understands the problem with sequels. They reach too far, change the characters too much, and vary too much from the plot elements that worked so well in the original. So, to quote a line that’s repeated in the movie, this sequel aims to “do the same thing you did the first time.” Like 2012’s 21 Jump Street, the follow up is a self aware (to the point of being hilariously meta) parody of action comedies with enough originality to stand on its own as an entry to the genre.

The beginning of the film finds Schmidt and Jenko (Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum) doing less-than-effective police work on the streets of Metro City. Because they can’t be trusted to be actual cops, they are sent back to school - again - to infiltrate and take down a drug ring - again. “Do the same thing.” But, because their cover in high school is blown (and they look too old - there are dozens of great references to this) they’re sent to college.

The formula changes enough to feel fresh. This time, it’s Schmidt who feels left out and useless in the investigation while Jenko excels in the environment. The bad guys are less present in this version, at least until the end, which robs the plot of much urgency; this makes the movie feel longer than it should be. But the change in venue opens the movie up to plenty of great college tropes, and the interplay between Tatum and Hill is good enough to overcome almost any issue.

Two years ago, 21 Jump Street shocked audiences by being funnier than it had any right to be. The film won the game of low expectations. That put 22 Jump Street at a disadvantage. It had a bar to clear. Did it? It’s funny enough, original enough (just barely), and the leads’ chemistry is strong enough.

So, in a word, yes.