julie andrews is better than you

My favorite Tomas Sanders Quotes

1) Guye, gals, and non-binary pals

2) Time out for thee and time out for thee. Foucus on isues or focus on me

3) E= MC Scared

4 ) I feel bittery, jittery and not very glittery

5) By the horn of a unicorn!

6) Have fun in your adultery

7) Disney reference, Regal aprecene, general awareness that Im better than you two.

8) Im still hungry

9) You look like a hot mess, nay a cool mess. Nay uncool. An uncool mess

10) Count Woe-loff

11) He’s probably listening to that PG 13 music again

12 ) Still dont like you (what was that?) Uhh…chim chim charoo

13) (Why do you keep quoting Mary Popins?)BECASUE JULIE ANDREWS IS A GODDESS!

14) Lets call them what they are: Creepy crawly death dealers

15) They’re not even realistic, but if need be I WILL destroy them for you

16) I love my dark strange son

17 ) You’re like an oatmeal rasin cookie thats comprised mostly of rasins

18) Does it look okay? Because a Prince has got to slay

19) The great spider threat of 2017 (They were just curtains)

20) Not so fast, my chemicaly imbalanced romance

21) I am not some breadroll to hold you over till dinner! I am the main course!

22) Jason Todd(ler)

23) I dont agree to this (To bad)

24) Ladies, Lords and non binary royalty

25) You tried. You failed. Let’s go to sleep. (It’s 2 pm)

26) Elementary my dear….daddy?

27) (Can I take a stab?) WHO GAVE HIM A KNIFE?

28) Feelings, the bane of my existence

29) Shush, and make a face of agreement like everyone else

30) (Motherf-) Father! Now you (Brother! I love word association games)

31) Eat a cookie, and when im feeling dangerous *whispers* I eat a second cookie

Epic Movie (Re)Watch #186 - The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Spoilers Below

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: I think so.

Do I remember it: Better than I did the 1st one, which isn’t saying much.

Did I see it in theaters: No

Format: Blu-ray

I nominated the recap for the first Princess Diaries to @princessofsunnydale because she nominated it for my (Re)Watch so I thought I’d do the same for this post. Thanks!

1) I think it was a wildly smart decision to move the setting of this film from San Francisco to Mia’s often spoke of but rarely seen dominion of Genovia. It’s an organic next step to her story. We saw her learn how to be a princess in San Fran, now we see how she actually adapts to her home country (which is a lively character in its own right). The decision to jump ahead five years ahead instead of three (the number of years between releases) I think also is nice. Mia is more comfortable in the agency she gained in the first film, the relationship with her beau Michael is not hanging over her head, it just allows the film to not be dogged down by some plot points from the first film.

2) Sir Fat Louie? Did they knight him? Can you knight a cat?

3) I didn’t remember this line before I put in the movie but I do now.

Originally posted by say-hi-or-die

4) Shonda Rhimes co-authored the story AND wrote the screenplay? Huh.

Originally posted by iliveforscandal

(I don’t actually watch any Shonda Rhimes shows, now that I think about it.)

5) Chris Pine as Nicholas.

Originally posted by scarlettjo

There is a strong initial chemistry Pine has with lead actress Hathaway, allowing the audience to grow invested in their relationship quickly. Even/especially when they’re not getting long, you can just fell the sexual chemistry in the air between them. It’s fun, making the film stronger because of it.

Chris Pine on his own is as charismatic and interesting as ever. In lesser hands the character of Nicholas could be an even bigger jerk and while there are antagonistic qualities to him the audience UNDERSTANDS his motivations. He is trying to honor what he believes his dead father wanted, he believes he’s trying to do what’s best for Genovia. And when he sees he was mistaken, he tries to step aside. There’s a nice honesty to Pine’s performance. He doesn’t play Nicholas as an over the top mustache twirling villain. All in all, Pine does a fine job in this film and helps support it.

6) Except for one black guy, Genovia’s parliament is made up of all white guys saying they don’t want a woman to rule unless she has a man by her side.

Originally posted by mulder-scully-gifs

I think Queen Clarisse has the perfect response to that.

Originally posted by classyncguy

The law is severely sexist and antiquated. One of the members of parliament claims it should be respected because it is 300 years old. Saying a law is that old is not an effective argument for it as much as it is AGAINST it. 300 years ago in 2004 that’s 1704. That’s slavery, that’s a fundamental lack of women’s rights across most countries. Don’t use the fact a law is old to argue for it. Laws should evolve as the world does.

7) John Rhys Davies is a wonderful character actor who plays Nicholas’ uncle as a holier than thou elitist arrogant jerk. I love to hate him in this, but I might need to watch Lord of the Rings or Raiders of the Lost Ark next to balance out my feelings.

8) Hey guys. Remember that time Catwoman stomped on Captain Kirk’s foot in front of Gimli and Mary Poppins?

Originally posted by its-a-new-sound-track

I’m sure someone has made this joke before, but still.

9) The last film was largely about Clarisse putting her duty as queen aside to be Mia’s grandmother, a relationship which is as strong in this film as ever.

Clarisse [after Mia stomped on Nicholas’ foot]: “As a grandma I say right on.”

10) Like the first film, this movie’s biggest flaw is definitely pacing. Many scenes serve no purpose for the larger plot and instead distract from the main conflict. But - like with the first film - these scenes are also some of the most memorable. So…I’m not sure what to say then. I’m just going to move on.

11) I dig this.

Matarazzo is a continued treat in this film as she was in the first, stealing a number of scenes and infusing some quality humor into the plot. The way she mixes with Genovian life and culture can lead to some nice fish out of water observations, and Matarazzo plays the role with as much commitment and heart as she did in the first film. God bless Lily.

12) The bachelor selection scene is - by far - one of my favorite moments in the film. It is directly related to the plot and has an incredible amount of humor to it. Also, it’s not nearly as long as I remember.

For those of you who didn’t watch the clip above (or even if you did), here is my favorite moment from the scene.

(GIFs originally posted by @ezrajamessharkington​)

I mean it’s small, but I appreciate that both this film and its predecessor acknowledge the LGBTQIA+ community more than other Disney films did at the time.

13) Callum Blue as Andrew Jacoby.

Much like Michael from the first film, Andrew is able to be a good guy while avoiding the trope of Nice Guy™. There is a respect he has for Mia, an understanding and a fondness. They clearly have a connection and appreciate each other’s company, but it is clear that neither of them love each other. And Andrew does not force this on Mia. He’s pretty much at her service, ready to respect her wishes without being a total pushover. He’s a good guy, someone who could have easily been a jerk or a bully but the fact Mia could plausibly end up with him just ups the stakes.

14) The fan scene is a nice moment of chemistry between Hathaway and Andrews, which (much like in the preceding film) is one of the strongest elements of this movie.

Originally posted by paintedprintedpaper

this film one of those moments is when she is reduced to tears because John Rhys Davies spooked her horse and revealed that - SHOCKER - women actually prefer to not ride side saddle. I suppose it’s better that she’s too hard on herself than not hard enough though, as she will be queen.

16) Damn, Joe is a badass.

Mabrey: “Sir, you will find that the word ‘fear’ is not in my vocabulary.”

Joe: “Perhaps. But it’s in your eyes.”

Originally posted by pitch-perfect-movie

17) Hey look! The foot pop!

Originally posted by idontwannamissyouthisway

18) Okay, Nicholas is being creepy with Mia at the fountain. Yes, they kiss. But then she says no to him. Multiple times, too. Yet he keeps groping at her and chasing her around the fountain until they both fall in. And MIA’S in trouble?

Originally posted by emilysurvivesgradschool

19) The parade.

By far the strongest moment in the film. It shows off not only the agency Mia gained in the first film (she has the confidence to stop a parade), but also her incredible heart. She shows off such kindness and care for the people of Genovia, accepts her role as a leader, and is able to create a positive change through the sheer depth of her heart. Also, little Abigail Breslin is very cute.

20) Holy crap, Paul Williams is in this movie.

What is this movie?

21) The bridal slumber party is another scene which doesn’t really add to the plot and it goes a little long. BUT - again - it is wildly memorable. Especially seeing Julie Andrews surf on a mattress after giving a wink to her most iconic character.

Originally posted by stydixa

Originally posted by tripps42

22) Julie Andrews’ song.

Julie Andrews underwent surgery in 1997 to treat what she referred to as a muscular striation on her vocal cords. She emerged from the surgery with permanent damage that hurt her singing voice and gave a rasp to her speaking voice (for which she sued the hospital for malpractice two years later). Julie Andrews basically lost her singing voice. Her song “Your Crowning Glory” was the first time she sang on screen since the surgery. Although it was set in a limited range to accommodate her voice, she was reported to have nailed it on the first take and brought tears to the eyes of crew members on set. Raven Symoné - who duets with Andrews on the song - was so moved when she told she’d be singing with the legend that she too was reportedly brought to tears. If for no other reason, I am grateful this movie exists for all of that.

23) Nicholas is very ready to step aside and let Mia rule.

Nicholas [after his uncle notes all their work would be for nothing]: “It wouldn’t be nothing. Genovia would in good hands.”

I love that. I love that he’s true to his beliefs about doing what’s right for Genovia, NOT himself.

24) So there’s a slight bit of foreshadowing here.

Nicholas [at Mia’s window]: “Rapunzel, Rapunzel…”

Originally posted by missdeev

Chris Pine would later go on to play Cinderella’s Prince in the 2014 film adaptation of Into the Woods, which also featured the characters of Rapunzel and her prince.

25) I’m surprised Paolo’s back. I mean, Larry Miller is great. But didn’t he totally betray the trust of the royal family in the first film? And also, why is he suddenly kinda bad at styling Mia?

Originally posted by siizzy

26) Bless whoever made this

(I just found this on google. If this is your’s and you want credit let me know and I’ll be happy to give it.)

27) Um, guys…

What the heck is Stan Lee doing in The Princess Diaries 2? Is Mia going to join The Avengers? Is Genovia a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What is happening!?

All humor aside, as I understand it Stan Lee will cameo in any movie asked as long as he gets his standard fee. I think he wants to have the record for most cameos ever.

28) I dig it, Andrew.

Andrew [after Mia calls off the wedding]: “Uh…thank you. Thank you for saving me from doing the proper thing for once in my life.”

29) Much like the first film, it is Mia who must take her own fate in her hands. She’s the one who argues against the marriage law, she’s the one who convinces the people and parliament to strike it down (although the Prime Minister is again incredibly supportive and I love that). It’s her taking charge of her life, which I think is absolutely great.

Originally posted by baku-babe

30) I 100% forgot that part of this film ended with Clarisse and Joe getting married. I am very okay with that.

31) OH MY GOD YES! PARLIAMENT IS MORE DIVERSE AT THE END! THERE ARE SO MANY WOMEN AND EVEN WOMEN OF COLOR AND IT’S JUST BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE AND I NEED MORE OF IT! THANK YOU!

Originally posted by ultraselfdeprecatingnarcissist


Like the first film, The Princess Diaries 2 held up surprisingly better than I was expecting. Obviously it’s aimed at a younger audience than me but it was pretty enjoyable. Anne Hathaway is strong as ever, as is Julie Andrews, while Chris Pine is a welcome and fitting addition to the cast. The themes are nicely feminist as is the ending. Overall I just find it an enjoyable film worth the watch.

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“Dear Kelli,

This Honorary Doctorate is so deserved. You are a gift to the world of musical theatre - to the arts in general, and the fact your own Alma Mater is recognizing you must make this honor very special. I hope you have a lovely time - relax and enjoy. These are treasured moments of appreciation for the joy you have given us all. I think you know I’m a huge fan of your artistry, your beautiful voice, your discipline, and I send warmest wishes and much love.

From, 
Julie Andrews”

calling all Julie fans!!

Short Explanation: 

Tell me why you love Julie Andrews in any format, way, and/or type of media you prefer! (could be a 3 word sentence, anything is fine)

Long Explanation + Details:

Hi! So I’ve been the actual worst these past few months and have been totally neglecting tumblr. College is not the easiest thing ever and takes up quite a bit more time than I anticipated. Seriously though, art school (all school, really) is hard. So, for a final in one of my classes, I’ve decided to create a Julie Andrews shrine (how cool is it that I can actually do that for an assignment?!??). My intention is to emulate the shrines of saints (just to give ya a better idea as to what the final product will be). Anyway, I need your help! 

For a portion of the shrine, I want to include fan letter notes. That’s where you all (hopefully) come in.

 If any of you have a memory (or memories) that you associate with Julie, how she’s impacted your life, or even just an explanation as to why you like her, I’d love to include it in my final piece! It can be absolutely anything; a picture, a letter, a phrase, a poem, literally everything. Even just a few words like “I wish Julie Andrews was my real mom,” is totally acceptable. You can address it as though you’re talking about her or directly to her, either way is fine. Everyone who sends something in will, of course, be credited (which, speaking of giving credit where credit is due, I cannot find the original owner/creator of this gif, so if it’s you, let me know so I can credit you!). 

So, if you’re feeling up to it, either respond to this post or message me privately! Thank you all so much! 

[Richard Burton] was a man who at his peak (or valley) was known to drain three bottles of vodka in a day—a man who once proclaimed, “If you can’t do Hamlet straight through with a hangover, you ought to get right off the damn stage.” According to Robert Sellers’s terrific biography Hellraisers, during the theatrical run of Camelot, starring opposite Julie Andrews, Burton wagered that he could start with a bottle of vodka while performing the matinee and then work through a bottle of cognac during the evening performance—without showing the effects. After the last curtain fell, Andrews, not even realizing he was drunk, commented that his performance was “a little better than usual.” Performing in John Gielgud’s production of Hamlet, Burton downed a whole quart of brandy in one evening’s performance. The only noticeable difference, a critic would note, “was that he played the last two acts as a homosexual.”
— 

“Of All the Gin Joints…” by Mark Bailey and Edward Hemingway

Oh Richard Burton. I can’t get enough of you, you total psychopath. I’m guessing the alcohol’s to blame for this horrendous carpet-bag you confused with a shirt. (how sexy is Julie Andrews though)

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This amaizing girls are my favorites actresses. Maybe for you they are not as good as I think, but they can make me feel much better than others.

Moreover, They act really really well! I love them!! 

In order:

  • Anne Hathaway
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Keira Knightley
  • Emma Watson
  • Natalie Portman
  • Julie Andrews
  • Marilyn Monroe

(Note: For me, they are all in the podium, in the same level)

If there’s one thing we learned last season on The Walking Dead, it’s that when Carol Peletier offers you cookies, you take them…because you may not like the other option she has in mind. In fact, the only thing better than Carol’s cookies is when an EW Walking Dead cover story comes with them.
—  July 30, 2015 - Entertainment Weekly