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Oblivion (Joseph Kosinski, 2013).

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“I hope that we never underestimate the power of morons.”

Reed Morano and Ann Dowd talked the relevance of The Handmaid’s Tale as the cast and creators stopped by for the series’ world premiere at Tribeca 2017 this past month. Watch the full panel.

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Looper (2012) - Rian Johnson.

My memory’s cloudy. It’s a cloud. Because my memories aren’t really memories. They’re just one possible eventuality now. And they grow clearer or cloudier as they become more or less likely. But then they get to the present moment, and they’re instantly clear again. I can remember what you do after you do it. And it hurts.

The Avengers as Children

Tony Stark

Tony Stark has always had an unhappy childhood. In the comics, Tony’s dad Howard was a drunk who would frequently yell at and disparage Tony, causing Tony to have an inferiority complex which he does his best to cloak under surface confidence. Luckily, Tony’s relationship with his mother was better. Tony loved his mother and she tried her best to keep Tony from being abused, though she was too loyal to actually up and leave Howard.

In a comic tie-in to the MCU, we again see an abusive relationship between Howard and Tony, as Tony’s dad shouts at him for playing like a child, when Tony is in fact a child. Tony looked to Edwin Jarvis, the family’s butler, as a father figure. His dad was often cold and cruel to him while Jarvis was kind and happy to see him. Tony named J.A.R.V.I.S.. his home computing system, after his childhood friend and stand-in dad. Jarvis was however not the best father figure, as he tried justifying Howard’s abuse.   In both the movies and comics, Tony was sent to boarding at a relatively young age. In the 616 comic storyline he was six when he was sent away.

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