lets talk about movies

anonymous asked:

wait whats with the marvel person who replaced war machine cause that is the motherfucking reason i dislike iron man 2

His name’s Ike Perlmutter, and he’s been a thorn in the side of Marvel for quite some time, but let’s just talk about how he’s been messing with the movies for now.

Movie-wise, he’s one of the many reasons War Machine was recast, but he’s done other crap like try to shut down any project with Black Widow or Hawkeye (because they’re not as popular as Cap or Iron Man, or something), and has tried to push the Inhumans film for some time, due to Fox owning the rights to the X-Men film series, and them being the closest things they could use as a substitute. He’s also known for being an angry dick, ‘cause at one point they had to take down any posters or art of the Fantastic Four or X-Men, or else Ike would start having a fit and start tearing down the pictures in a screaming rage, because they reminded of Fox. It doesn’t help that another guy at Fox, Tom Rothman (who’s pretty much responsible for nearly every bad decision made on Fox movies between 2001 and 2012, including screwing over the original X-Men trilogy) was an equally giant douche, and with both of them being big names of their respective companies, and how they both hated each other, it seemed like like a crossover with the Fantastic Four or X-Men with the MCU was pretty much an impossibility.

Thankfully, though, much more rational people have taken their places in the movie department. Rothman resigned from Fox in 2012, and after the Disney buyout, the responsibilities of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were taken out of Perlmutter’s care, and were placed into the hands of Kevin Feige. And while Perlmutter is still head of Marvel Entertainment, the MCU is out of his hands, and Feige doesn’t have to report to him anymore (and it helps that Feige used to work for Fox, and is on pretty good terms with them). It also explains why there’s been better quality control with movies than with the comics, but that’s a whole other can of worms I don’t wish to open.

So yeah, the short of it is that Perlmutter’s a douce who I’d like to see step down or get sacked (along with Joe Quesada and Jeph Loeb), but he’s thankfully not in charge of the movies anymore.


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What makes it so appealing to the audience?

“For actors, it’s a cinematic gift, a chance to play a characteristic as well as a character. For directors, it’s a chance to explore the psyche in visual and narrative detail. For audiences, it’s a window into a world they will (hopefully) never experience. When combined in the just the right way, without histrionics or spectacle, the results can be incredible.” - Source

It seems that I have upset a lot of people with this gifset because of my lack of education and research about mental illness. If you feel insulted by this post you must know that i have no intention to be rude or disrespect to anyone my first intention is to talk about the movies and the characters. But I understand that I made a horrible mistakes. I am truly sorry for this I can only hope you would accept my apology.

Someday I will stop yelling about how much I love TMNT 2, but it is not this day! So let’s talk about how great Donnie was in this movie because wowee he was perfect

I mean, Donnie saved everyone

Last movie? He flipped an armored car with his bo, went shell-sledding, saved the city, and yelled about tiramisu. Like, already he’s amazing and precious and must be protected, but then, in TMNT 2, he: 

  • jumped out a plane with no parachute
  • steered said plane to a semi-safe landing (IE: NO ONE DIED) after Rocksteady blew the snot out of the cockpit 
  • came up with a retromutagen 
  • made exposition adorable 
  • two words: THE BATTLETRUCK
  • let Leo throw him under the bus re: the retromutagen and took major heat from Raph for it because he’s loyal and didn’t want to make a bad situation worse 
  • tracked Bopsteady via isotopic signatures which probably aren’t words but whatever, it’s Donnie, he can do it 
  • weaponized his puppy-dog eyes (forget Fenris, Donnie wins this contest)
  • hacked an alien war machine – like omg Donnie this isn’t Independence Day and you are not Jeff Goldblum but you just did it 
  • did a diva turn 
  • carries a peashooter in his pack because why not, he’s got everything else in there
  • busted in the front window of Police HQ and tased two cops to get Mikey and Raph out safely 
  • did a little stompy thing when his basketball team scored 
  • seven words; “when I say go, you say Knicks!" 
  • did not kill Mikey at any point in the movie 
  • used Raph as a surfboard 
  • immediately knows what April needs before she sneaks into TCRI 
  • tased Mikey when April called 
  • was the one turt who did not insult any of his brothers, and only jumped into the argument to defend Mikey 
  • did not react when he literally grew new bones (I am honestly a bit terrified to find out what his pain threshold is)
  • said the words "and boatloads of heart” with actual sincerity – like omg Donnie no why are you more precious than rubies and gold?
  • saved the world with his cute lil drone 
  • got the final blow against Krang because Raph never said he had to stop being the badass so Donnie just kept on rocking it 

And on a more serious note – the fact that 2016!Donnie has had so much success, and been able to take such a major, plot-driving role, really makes the sidelining of Donnie in TMNT 2012 stand out by contrast. It’s been so long since 2012!Donnie was allowed to be relevant to the plot, much less vital, and it’s really, really nice to see 2014/2016!Donnie get so many solid wins (because he was extremely important in 2014 too – it’s his security measures that give them any kind of warning before the Foot Clan attack the lair, and he’s the one who shuts down the chemical’s release during the final battle). I just wish 2012 Donnie was given the same chance (and not told to try harder by the one brother who should know better). 

We don’t deserve Donnie but here he is anyways, so let us love him and protect him (and keep him away from the Pop-Tarts). 


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Wes Anderson // Centered, A Visual Exploration of the Director’s Perfect Symmetry in Films (x)

“I have a way of filming things and staging them and designing sets. There were times when I thought I should change my approach, but in fact, this is what I like to do. It’s sort of like my handwriting as a movie director. And somewhere along the way, I think I’ve made the decision: I’m going to write in my own handwriting.”


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PSYCHO (1960)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Motifs are generally so unobtrusive in a film that they can pass unnoticed even after repeated viewings. In Psycho, for example, Hitchcock employed the “doubles” motif with great density. The 2 pairs of leading actors (Janet Leigh/Vera Miles and Anthony Perkins/John Gavin) were cast according to physical resemblances, which suggest psychological similarities. Many of the scenes feature mirrors, which reinforce the doubles motif, as well as suggesting themes of reality versus illusion, truth versus deception, and conscious behavior versus impulse.

Giannetti, Louis D. Understanding Movies second edition. New Jersey, 1976.

i got to the point of Gilmore Girls when i basically love every minute of the show. but also, i’m past 3.17 and i so don’t want to watch the end of the 3rd season bc it means Jess’ leaving and i’m gonna be so mad and sad about it. like i know he’ll be back for a few episodes in the future and i know he’ll end up things with Rory on the good terms (in contrary to the Logan and Dean mess) 

but still…

my broken introvert baby boy is not going to be on the show anymore as regular. 


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Famous typewriting scenes.

  1. Schindler’s List (1993)
  2. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  3. The Shining (1980)
  4. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  5. Atonement (2007)
  6. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

There are many ways to describe a character’s personality. From eye contact, his dressing style or a simple hand gesture. With a classic typing scene, the audience could see the inside of his mind, something that the character won’t let other people knows except for us, kinda like having a secret with your favorite character.

I am a #bookblogger because of book-to-movie adaptations! It started with Harry Potter but quickly grew to include The Hunger Games, Eragon (though let’s not talk about THAT book-to-movie *shudders*), and one of my favorite movies in general, Howl’s Moving Castle. What is your favorite book-to-movie? Or what book should’ve remained a book?

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y’know when u watch like ~romantic comedies~ or whatever and there’s always a scene in the “falling for each other” montage of the girl staring adoringly at the dude while he talks passionately about something like why is there never a scene of a dude starting adoringly at the girl talking passionately about something

Like It or Hate It, There Is No Inbetween

Seeing the world bustling about the new app called Pokemon Go and reading quirky stories from strange to heartwarming, I couldn’t help but pay attention to the way everyone was reacting to it. Every time I see new things like this take storm across the country or even world, there is always people who come out of the woodwork to get you to pick a side: You either like it or hate it. 

As someone who strives to consistently filter my media consumption and critique where I see fit, I often get lost between being ashamed of what I like or having to prove why I can’t get behind a specific thing. I’m not against people disliking the things I do and I don’t tend to despise people who like things I do not (though I’m sure events from my past would have people second-guessing that).

There’s never any room for a gray area in these debacles. If you critique, you might be seen as hating whatever new product/movie/tv show/app/etc. has emerged, whereas if you like it and it happens to have any negative response, you might be seen as supporting something problematic. As someone who enjoys fandom culture and does my best to actively keep up with news and criticisms of new and trending media, the stress of choosing a side overwhelms me for a multitude of reasons.

“Here is x, y, and z reason why this thing is problematic.”

Let me be clear, I believe in consuming media critically. There is nothing that is perfect, nothing that lacks faults, so it is impossible to like anything that has no problems whatsoever. I’m not thoroughly against posts, articles, or videos out there on the internet calling out things that most definitely have problems. Whatever the problem may be, I support reviewing and evaluating anything, even when I don’t agree with some of them. 

What I focus on is the way these assessments are worded. I’ve constantly struggled outside of the internet on keeping my temper in check because, almost always, I end up wording my arguments in ways that very blatantly make people defensive and angry. This is a big mistake, which is why I started all of this (these articles). I’ve seen this pattern in articles and videos where people have an accusatory tone or word it just right to make people upset and angry.

This is another gray area for me: Depending on the critique, I do believe there are good reasons to express anger and sadness when assessing something. Whether people will admit it or not, we can be directly affected by the problems in certain types of media, especially when they repeatedly popup. People aren’t going to always express their commentary in a calm, informing way. This is why I filter through critiques, find the ones that make relative points, no matter the tone it is delivered to me. Once you’ve gotten used to it, you learn to stop taking it personally.

On the flipside of this, I do also believe there are some evaluations that I cannot waste my time on. Criticisms based on evaluating social impact, the quality of the content itself, amongst other things can be educational as well as engaging because it starts a meaningful conversation about the piece. However, I often come across people who, in all honesty, come off as nitpicky and downright manipulative. 

I cannot tell you the amount of times I have felt ashamed of the things I like, from the music I listen to, the tv shows and movies I enjoy, even the clothes that I wear and the apps I use. I admit it, I do have a problem with sensitivity. I’m a sensitive person and no amount of degrading and humiliating me will make me any less of a sensitive person, it’ll only make me better at hiding it, but I digress. 

Teasing and joking reeled into full on shaming at some points and I don’t even think anyone realized they were doing it. These weren’t even people on the internet making good and/or bad points about the things I enjoy, these were family members and friends who would make me feel bad. Later in life, I grew out of stuff, but there are still things I often suppress talking about because I’m afraid I’ll be ridiculed for it.

Everyone is allowed their opinions and I made amends with that, for the most part. That’s when I had to learn to filter out criticisms, seek out the ones that made sense and were worth taking note about, not the ones meant to, essentially, make me feel ridiculous for ever liking such a thing.

“You should hate this/like this.”

I absolutely adore this show called Steven Universe and I love to recommend it to people, especially those who believe “all children’s shows these days are awful.” There are some people who genuinely get into and I love talking with others about it, but there are others that cannot get behind it. There are times when it just comes down to your own taste

There are pieces of music that I’ve seen people gush over but I personally do not like, tv shows that had never interested me enough to stick through multiple seasons, or books that bored me too much to continue to the end. Though there were always a couple people that scoffed at my taste, made a dramatic scene over not enjoying something, or generally disagreed with me, I’ve found people whose interests differ from mine but we can respect the other’s preferences.

People don’t always have a deep meaning or “good enough reason” for not liking something and that’s fine. Some people recognize something is problematic and keep enjoying it. Some people choose to stop watching something, listening to some music, or reading a book series because they cannot support the content anymore based on the problems it has. Some people just stop enjoying things because they grow out of it or their preferences change.

Commentary on media is complicated and can be messy; tackling topics and critiquing is stressful and, often times, scary because of the backlash it can trigger. Like most things, it has a lot of faults, but it could be fixed if it was handled with a more nuanced perspective. We would rather handle arguing between whether you should like or hate something or whether something is bad or good, instead of acknowledging that there are intersecting problems, views, and opinions in which we need to evaluate.

Niall Horan Imagine

Requested: Yes

By: @rose-kissed-dagger

Warnings: None

Y/F/F= Your Favorite Food


“Now Y/N, lets not talk about the new movie you will be staring in.” The interviewer said in a matter fact tone.

Laughing I move a stray piece of hair out of my face, “ Okay, lets not. Give me the question you have been just dying to ask.” He smiled back at me, taking a quick glance to the side.

“We heard you and Niall had a bit of a falling out. Can we ask why?”
He asked looking me dead in the eyes, I knew this question was coming. I had been waiting for it. Niall and I had a fight, a bad bad fight about stupid things. We haven’t talked to one another in almost two weeks, haven’t been seen together for two weeks. Pictures from the paparazzi, showing me staying in a Motel since the fight. “ I wish not to answer that.. but it isn’t temporary. That I can say.” Nodding his head taking the answer that I had said.

Thank you thank you for not prying.

After a couple more questions, it was finally over. Standing up I go to Susan she was my manager. “Hey how are you and Niall doing anyway?”

“Alright.. I guess. We haven’t talked I have been texting him but he won’t reply.”

“Oh well he called when you were in the interview.” My eyes lit up, stomach doing little flips.

“What did he say!?” I asked walking with her, side by side. “He asked for you too come over tonight at 7.” Looking at my watch it was 6:30. 25 minutes I had to get there. “ I need to go! I haven’t.. it’s been so long.” I whisper grabbing my purse and cell-phone from Susan waving a good-bye. “Hope everything works out!”

Walking towards the doors, John and Jeff coming to my sides to help me throw the crowed of Fans. “Y/N!” “WE LOVE YOU!” “CAN WE HAVE A PICTURE!”, smiling and waving I walked towards them taking some pictures signing some papers, arms, purses. Than saying my goodbyes, walking towards the van.

“Instead of to the motel, can we go to Niall’s house?”

“Are you two going to talk things through?” John had asked taking a glance at me. “Yes we are.. I hope at least.”

We got there at 6:57am, jumping out of the van yelling a good bye to them all. Them wishing me luck.

Slowly walking up towards the door, taking a deep breath in and slowly letting it out I knock on the door. Hearing a Irish accent yell a “Come on in!”, turning the knob stepping in was when it hit me. Y/F/F, he was cooking your favorite food. “Y/N hey come in the kitchen will ya?”

Walking in I was confident, till I saw him. Tears started to well up in my eyes, trying to blink them a way before he saw them though was to late he as already wrapping me up in a hug. “Hey it’s alright. I forgive you, you forgive me. It was just a stupid fight about are schedules and not seeing one another. I know you’re busy trying to get your acting career off, and I’m on break right now from touring.. it was a dick move I should be able to understand.”

“I’m sorry I called you a over-bargaining person that always need attention, that couldn’t do anything on his own.. I’ll stop. I’m just happy that we are good.. at least I hope.”

Smiling sadly up at him he smiled back, rubbing my arms. “Of course we just need to start talking more instead of fighting. But enough talking the food is burning. “


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Tim Burton on choosing Johnny Depp to play Edward.

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton first worked together in the hit 1990 drama “Edward Scissorhands.” Tim admitted that he had know idea who he was before. So what had drawn Tim to choose Johnny to play the leading role?

“ I didn’t know Johnny Depp at all, and I hadn’t seen any of his work. He seemed to me to be somebody who was very much near the dynamic of the Edward character. I saw this guy who seemed like he had a lot going on, but he looked a certain way, so people perceived him in a certain way. I think he suffered for it. There’s a sadness, I think, that goes with that, because people look at you and they perceive who you are because of how you look. I detected in him that sort of sadness, that sort of melancholy that goes along with that. That quality very much mirrored who and what that character was in this film." 

anonymous asked:


If you could hug anyone, who would it be?: I’d love to hug Ben C, I’m trash 100%. I would love to hug like, everyone, tbh. I want to hug Lily James really bad. Everyone. Let me hug them all.

Send me four names, kiss/befriend/kill/marry: I didn’t get four named ;; Sorry I’m not sure what to say! ;o;

what do you like to do as hobbies?: I love to draw! I wish I could focus and do it more. I like collecting lots of shit. Music. Records. Movies. MOVIES. I love movies. I work in a movie theatre and I have a pretty decent collection. I love movies. Let me talk about movies.


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Color: A Storytelling Device
because the eyes never lies.

Color is a powerful communication tool. It affected our emotion, mood and behavior. In films, color is one of the most important visual device to tell a story. Adding color to films is was one of the first major development in cinema. Take a look at some of the creative use of colors in filmmaking.

In both La Vita e Bella (1997) and Titanic (1997), the color narrates the story. It marks the dramatic change of the story line. In the beginning we see the colors are bright, warm and sunny but as the movie comes to painful end, the colors are getting colder, darker and more desperate.

For a fantasy movie genre, color represent different period of time or different world. In Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Guilermo Del Toro decided he is going to do a contamination process as the 2 worlds in the movie start to come together. “We found the language we needed to help the audience understand the complexity of the movie.”

Red is a color that’s often linked with sex, but the dramatic context determines whether the red (and the sex) is seductive or repellent. In American Beauty (1999), the unhappily married protagonist (Spacey) escapes the banality of his suburban hell by fantasizing about a flirtatious teenager (Suvari). He often imagines her nude, covered with red rose petals— a symbol of his fiercely aroused sexuality, his reawakening manhood.

Spike Jonze collaboration with production designer K.K Barret in Her (2013) also focus on the color of red, it is to underscore a bright future ambience in the film setting. The key color motif is blood-orange red with a blue-less color palette. We see red in almost every frame of the movie. "It seemed to fit Theo’s temperament–his passion, compassion, loneliness, and hopefulness. Red was the perfect thing to use in the movie and we did it every which way we could.” says Barrett.

Alfred Hitchcock uses the color of clothes symbolically. In Psycho (1960), Marion Crane is wearing a white underwear the moment she was introduce on screen. We can’t help but sees her as this pure, angelic, romantic woman who is in love. Once she has stolen money she wears a black bra. Our view of her shifted, Marion is not as sweet as we think we are, she is also dark, sly and her life is about to get an evil turn.

Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic (2000) has a complex story line with several different characters and settings. So he uses color filters to help to distinguish between these groups and colour is a purposeful narrative function.

for more of history and science in color films, check out this video
1, 2, 3, and Louis Giannetti’s Understanding Movies (Ninth Edition).