literally the best part of the movie

anonymous asked:

lazy movie nights with the band?

2D: No matter what movie they’re watching he is vocal through out. Whether it’s a running commentary or just something dumb he remembered he will not shut up. He’ll make people watch the same movie over and over again to the point where he can literally recite the script

Murdoc: If 2D gets too loud he starts throwing cushions or snacks at him. He hogs the popcorn and starts hiding the un-popped kernels in weird places. When it comes to the actually movies the weirder the better. He also makes weird noises through out the film so good luck watching without subtitles

Noodle: Honestly she just wants to watch the movie she doesn’t want all this. She probably does that thing where she starts messing around on her phone during the best part of the film. She also loses her shit at every dumb mistake that nobody else notices 

Russel: His taste in films varies. One minutes he’s suggesting well shot indie movies the next minute it’s a shitty early 2000′s comedy. If he needs to go to the bathroom he pauses the movie and he has to go all the time. If you’re watching a horror movie he jumps at everything

anonymous asked:

I'm confused, what's bad about this movie?

literally nobody asked for a han solo movie. like nobody wants to know about his past because one of the best parts of his character is how mysterious he is and how he crashed into the twins’ lives

not to mention that like, who in the world wants to see someone other than harrison ford play han solo. harrison was 80% of han solo, he came up with the most iconic han solo lines by betraying the script, getting someone else to play han solo is just going to turn the movie into a harrison ford impersonation fuckfest and its not going to seem even remotely natural. plus the hairless actor they got to play han doesnt even LOOK the part

i wanted to have hope because i actually like new things in this franchise and new actors and new stories but exploiting an old character isn’t the way to do this. if they really HAVE to bring new actors and stories in this by exploiting a pre-established character with decades of development, then maybe they should’ve gone with a character people are actually DYING to know the story of?? like maybe obi-wan??? just maybe

this movie isnt/wasn’t going to do Han’s character any favors, and the only good thing about it ever since it got announced was that donald glover was going to play lando. thats it.

Okay so today I watched literally the most Canadian movie to ever exist. By that I mean Anglophones make fun of Francophones, and vice versa. And hockey is involved.

It’s a buddy cop film called “Bon Cop, Bad Cop” and follows two police officers as they try to solve a case together. One is a straight-laced, by-the-books Anglophone cop from Toronto, and the other is a badass, rule-bending Francophone from Montreal. And since the body of the victim found landed right on top of the sign for the Ontario and Quebec border, they have to partner up on this case.

And the best part of this whole movie? The entire reason this serial killer started murdering people is because he’s a disgruntled hockey fan unhappy about the direction “Commissioner Buttman” is taking the league. Hockey equipment is used as weapons.

In this film all the official names have been changed, but it’s clear the writers barely even bothered trying to disguise what they were referring to. I mean, Bettman –> Buttman, for god’s sake. The first victim has to do with the “Quebec team being sold to Colorado”, aka a reference to the Nordiques –> Avalanche, even though in the movie the Quebec team is called the Fleur de Lys. Montreal Canadiens are now the Montreal Patriotes. The NHL is called the LHC.

Y'all. If you’re a hockey fan you have to watch this. It’s ridiculous, but also kinda hilarious. And definitely entertaining.

Oh, and a sequel is apparently coming out this year. So. I mean, it’s gonna be a fun time.

Anyway, Bon Cop, Bad Cop is available on Netflix. Please go watch it for a hockey murdering good time.

the best !!!!!!! thing about the wonder woman movie is how fucking compassionate she is. its truly inspiring. everything else comes second -the action, the love story, etc. they nailed the most important part. diana cares so much about people and it just makes me emotional like how she left everything she knew behind, her family, her literal paradise, bc people were at war and dying and she needed to help. she didn’t even know she had big powers when she made that decision, she thought she was just another amazon that could easily be shot dead, but she didn’t care, she had to go help. and thats what she does through out this movie. you see it on her face, you see it on the way she behaves, the way she talks, even in the way she fights. there’s no cynicism at ALL. she was just pure and good to her core and I loved the movie portrayed that with no shame. for real yall, theres one scene at the end of a battle where the people go up to her to thank her and she is just talking to them and smiling and shaking hands and at the same time she looks unsure, like she cant believe that is happening, she’s in awe basically. and god, that moment made me smile so much. what a fucking hero.

saw beauty and the beast. and tbh. emma watson is a terrible bell. everyone else is great. lefou was both the best AND worst part of the movie, because it was so obvious that he was gay, but was the butt of every damn joke. and disney’s FIRST EXCLUSIVELY GAY MOMENT!!!!!111!!!!1!!! is literally a 2 second insert of a shot where lefou and some nameless guy touch hands during a dance. that’s literally it 

fuck disney for patting themselves on the back for that like it was some big progressive moment in disney history

On Iron Man 2

The recent Wank resulted in a rewatch of Iron Man 2, which renewed my love for this movie. Iron Man 2 is hands down my favorite ever MCU film. Ill admit that part of this is probably because its also the first MCU film I saw, and it as a movie has literally shaped my life. 

I hate that some people seem to forget the very specific set of circumstances that led to this movie. This is Tony dying. 

It amplifies his best and his worst. Hell take on the weight of the whole world and not tell anybody because he doesnt want them to worry. He wants to take care of everything. He thinks its his responsibility to, and he thinks he doesnt have the right to complain or ask for help.

He pretends like nothing is wrong, and to keep up appearances, he behaves like how he thinks others think he normally behaves. Honestly, it speaks to his astoundingly low self-image that this who he thinks he is. He thinks these are the actions that would not ring any warning bells. 

Even Natasha falls into his trap. That scene where he asks Natasha what she would do if it was her last birthday was so telling. This is where Natasha, I think, figured it out, and also where she sets out a test: Id do whatever I wanted. What do you really want, Tony Stark? 

And Tony parses this as, pass on my legacy without alerting and worrying anyone, and proceeds to do the entire birthday party thing, which was, objectively, a mess. Natasha sees the birthday party and then parses Tony as this: I want to be the center of attention and blow things up despite endangering people and getting into a fight with my actual best friend. Conclusion: Will not work well in a team. Tony Stark, not recommended.

We, the audience, get to see Tonys inner workings. We see that this is a straight-up existential breakdown. The people around him do not precisely because he works so hard to keep it from them. They suspect that somethings wrong–Rhodey and Pepper ask him whats up; superspies Fury and Nat figure it out with the help of old Howard knowledge. But still, all they see is his erratic behavior because thats all he gives them.

Well, you say, theyre his friends. They shouldve seen through him. Im sorry, but no. Tony is acting against them. Pepper and Rhodey and Happy arent mind-readers, and they shouldnt have to be. Pretty much all the mess in this movie could have been averted if he just talked to them about anything at all. The fact that he doesnt is a result of who he is as a character–too noble for his own good. Whether thats a character flaw or strength is a matter of circumstance.

tl;dr please dont use IM2 to prove either that a) Tony is an asshole, or b) his friends are assholes to him because youd be wrong on both counts because youre ignoring the entire premise of the movie

anonymous asked:

I am going to Paris next year I was wondering if you had any ideas on how to make my French skills better? Stupid question but I'm just curious

Hey Anon !!

That’s definitely not a stupid question !

French is a really difficult language to learn so if I can help a little bit, it’s my pleasure !

The best advice I can give you is to listen, read and speak in french as much as you can.

It doesn’t have to be hard stuff ! There are quite simple books like Le Petit Prince ou Joseph Kessel’s books which are very modern and easy to understand. Reading 19th or 18th literature would be harder and probably would help you communicating because language shifted a bit since then and it’s very classic or romantic so it’s very long and complicated sentences (yes i’m talking about you Proust). But if you already have a solid base and feel confortable with your french, you can try !! Romantic literature is my favorite genre ! (So much good love stories ♥)

You can also have a look at french comics like Tintin or Astérix, or Gaston Lagaffe or Lucky Luke ! There are enough words to practice and it could help for some expressions ! (Plus Astérix and Tintin are culturaly really important to us haha)

Reading as much as you can in french will help you with grammar and you will certainly write better !

Then, you can watch movies in french ! Even if we really love to make indie movies, don’t feel obliged to only watch that ! Sometimes, it’s quite slow and boring.

Some movies are part of our pop culture, like Les Bronzés or La cité de la peur or Astérix et Obélix Mission Cléopâtre (Him again !) but it can be difficult for a beginner since it’s french humor with french slang !

Maybe movies with Louis de Funès ? He is very funny !

My best advice would be for you to watch french version of movies you’ve already seen, so you would already know what it is about and it would be easier to understand. Most of international release are translated in french ! (literally all of them except maybe indie movies haha)

So go for Marvel, Harry Potter, Lord of the Ring ! Even if the french voices sounds terrible, it helps !

Btw, you can also watch animated movies in french (Disney, Pixar or even FRENCH animated movies HEHE), it’s quite nice !

Tv shows and animated series are great too ?? I mean it is internationaly admited that french people made the greatest Simpsons’ voices !

Maybe TV Shows is not a good idea, it’s really terrible and it will break your mind they kept the same voice for nine and ten in doctor who I MEAN

There are also great french youtubers like Cyprien, Norman fait des vidéos, jimmyfaitlcon, Math se fait des films (funny analysis about movies) who makes podcasts about daily life, and some gamers, mostly Squeezie (he is a bit crazy but we love him)

I don’t know much about beauty channels, but there is enjoyphoenix ??

Some groups of youtubers make great humorous (or not) videos, like the Palmashow, Studio Bagel, Golden Moustache ! It’s short sketches that are really fun and help a lot to learn !

My last advice will be to speak french. Yeah, seems pretty logical, uh ?

I mean, if you can have a penpal you can correspond with, it would be great !


I hope it helped a little ! Have fun in Paris !

I’m sure some of my friends in the french side can give more advices ! ;)


[EDIT :] HOW COULD I FORGOT THE GLORY THAT IS KAAMELOTT
So fun, almost historically acurate, so well played, King Arthur !! such a great impact on french youth !!

(btw it’s amazing)

ngl I bawled like a baby through most of Wonder Woman because it was so good and refreshing and I’d been waiting for literal YEARS to see a female superhero front in a modern superhero movie and it was everything I could have dreamed of and more

Seeing the fight scenes was life changing because Diana fought like a warrior - no different than any male superhero in any other movie. Not once is there a weird thigh lockhold and other weird sexualized fight scenes which male writers LOVE to make female heroes do (black widow anyone?). I think at one point you see Diana’s muscle jiggle midfight - JIGGLE!!! Like I couldn’t believe my eyes that a superhero movie would ever depict a woman’s body like that. Diana’s the opposite of a seductive female superhero - she’s awkward and unflirty and charges into situations head first with 0 tact and I love her more than anything because she’s real and even as beautiful as she is, she’s not for the male gaze. She is the living embodiment of a female power fantasy and she’s always been there in some way (even if certain writers ruin her in the comics at times) but now she’s on the big screen!!!!

not once does the movie fall into cliche female superhero tropes and even the men take on important roles that push Diana to be better in ways that aren’t tied to their masculinity. not once are they depicted as weak to make Diana look stronger, she doesn’t need that because she shines on her own. The male love interest literally teaches Diana to believe in love which is so wonderfully refreshing (and who also dies for Diana’s woman pain which was both parts sad and amusing).

The best part too is when you notice the little things. I never thought I needed to see an army of women separated from the male gaze, but just seeing women fight and be unquestionably strong on their own was empowering in so many ways. The way this movie handles its many female characters is amazing and you can tell just the care it takes. Even with their arms and legs bare, it’s undeniable that the amazons are warriors and not once do you ever get the feeling that the movie is treating these women as sex objects. You know who is getting that kind of treatment? Chris Pine’s character. Wonder Woman flips the rules entirely.

Anywho I’m rambling but I’ll end this post on the note that I honestly would have liked the main big bad to turn out to be the badass evil German scientist woman because the idea of the god of war taking on the persona of a woman that controls so much in the German army and then Diana having to fight her would have been incredible. I didn’t hate the direction they did take and it was enjoyable in its own right, but it left the viewer uncertain of the fate of this brilliant but evil female scientist and it seemed like a waste to not wrap up her story in some way.

WHY EVERY WRITER SHOULD READ FABLEHAVEN

It’s not because the writing is flawless because, let’s face it, Mull is wonderful at many things but he has no voice or style.

BUT

EVERY. WRITER. CAN. LEARN. FROM. HIS. VILLAINS.

Name one perfect villain. Voldemort? His weakness was arrogance and also breakable items. Galbatorix? Boring. The Ring of Sauron? Is that even a thing? Idk but it’s boring as well. Darth Vader?? Wasn’t he actually a good guy gone wrong? Idk guys I don’t watch these movies sorry.

BUT THE SPHINX

Fucking flawless villain.

He plotted and schemed for millenia. Literally. He was patient and cunning and always about fifty steps ahead of his enemies. He had no weaknesses.

Best of all, his ultimate plan was not to rule the world or achieve immortality or whatever. It was just to make the world a better place, and honestly, it might have worked. He had a whole system set up in advance, he had everything prepared to control the demons. The scariest part? He was so NOT power hungry that he was 100% willing to put his plan down and walk away if the demons were not willing to cooperate. After /thousands/ of years of preparation, he was totally fine with doing that. Because he wasn’t crazy. He was totally logical, totally reasonable. It’s almost terrifying how cunning and intelligent he was.

And he didn’t even hold anything against his enemies. He respected them, he never underestimated them. He played to their strengths and weaknesses perfectly so he could get exactly what he needed from them. They didn’t even realize that they had. (*cough*the dragon betrayal*cough*) and he promised amnesty to them should his plan ever come to fruition. He wanted them on his side and he totally understood that they never would be.

In fact, the only thing that caused his downfall was something he would not have had an iota of control over. I don’t want to give too many spoilers because ~read the books~ but if it weren’t for a betrayal that he never could have seen coming because it was literally in the makings for longer than he’d been alive, his plan would have totally succeeded. He had ALL the cards and he didn’t let his guard down even then. And once the betrayal happened, he joined forces with his enemies to bring down the demons.

The good guys NEVER would have succeeded without the Sphinx.

That’s. What. Makes. Him. A. Perfect. Villain.

skams third season has ended

we have to wait until the end of February / begin of March for new episodes so i wanted to make a list of what to watch next

there is simply no show like skam and we all have fallen in love with isak and even this season, their relationship is so important to me

being gay made it really hard to find representation in media so this post focuses on the happy and positive portrayal of lgb teenagers in movies and tv series


Obvious shows like the fosters, shameless, pll, the 100, skin, glee, degrassi, buffy… are excluded from this list, many of them are too well known already, not really happy or good


but im a cheerleader: 

this comedy from 1999 is about megan who gets send to conversation therapy by her concerned friends and parents, sound terrible but is acutally really funny and cute and has a happy ending, natasha lyonne (from oitnb) plays the lead, its definitely more artsy, not as realistic as skam

the way he looks:

a brazilian movie about the blind, gay, 16 year old leonardo who falls in love with gabriel, the movie deals with self acceptance, first love, blindness, friendship and is really relatable, one of my favorite movies

the get down:

a netflix show (by baz luhrmann and nas!!!! even would love that) about the beginnings of hip hip and rap, has the best story line, music, characters, the most amazing girl friendship and a gay/bi character in a interracial relationship, just watch it, will be worth it, literally one of the best shows of 2016 (also the second part of the first season airs soon)

jongens:

a dutch coming out movie, Sieger meets Marc who becomes a member of his athletics team and they fall in love, really nice and realistic, i recommend this to everyone, i just love this movie so much

zomer:

also a dutch movie, about an interracial lesbian relationship, seems nice and there was a good review of it but i didnt watch it yet so it may or may not be good or have a happy ending

eyewitness:

got really popular on tumblr so you may know it, its a bout two gay teens who witness a triple homicide, its more of a crime but with gay main characters, based on a norwegian series, i also recommend that (its low budget and bad but i liked it)

pariah:

2011 movie about a 17 year old African american lesbian, not completely happy end (still happy tho), cinematically good

tschick:

a german road movie about two 14 year old boys, i loved the book and they finally made a movie!! one characters gay, doesnt really focus on that but its one of the only german movies with non-white gay character so yeah…

show me love:

swedish movie about two girls in love, it is the best teenage lesbian movie, omg i love this one

closet monster:

more like a horror movie, a bit confusing, about the gay teenager oscar, kinda happy ending?

moonlight:

2016 movie about an african american gay man, the movies is parted into three parts of his life, one is his teenage life, one of the best movies this year, 99% on rotten tomatoes

hidden kisses: 

about a 16 year old boy who falls in love with a class mate, they face a lot of bulling, may have a sad ending, i can´t find something about the end and i havent watch it

i killed my mother: 

a movie by xavier dolan, hes gay himself and play the main character kits about the main characters relationship with his mother and his boyfriend, i really recommend this 

just watch any movie by xavier dolan

esteros:

a mexican movie about two men who were in love as kids and meet again as adults, has a 100% on rotten tomatoes

being 17:

french movie about an interracial relationship between two guys

casual:

in the second season the teenage daughter gets a girlfriend

in the flesh:

a zombie show, the main character is the pansexual kieren, this is one of the most beautful shows ive seen, i fell in love with it, but it git canceled way too soon

cucumber & banana: 

i watched this but i dont actually remember a lot, i think both center around the same group of lgbt characters, i belive its well made and good 




not so happy movies i wanted to include:

the summer of sanaile:
center of the world


movies that come out soon


simon vs the homosapiens agenda

heaters reboot with a black lesbian and a gender queer lead 

call me by your name

the miseducation of cameron post (movie adaption of the book, about a lesbian teenager)

as you are ( with amandla stenberg)


feel free to add more or to correct this if something is wrong

coeur-loyal replied to your post: Just out of interest, how come you don’t like Emma…

Watch BATB and just ignore Emma. She is definitely the weakest of the cast. I truly enjoyed the movie, but Emma was mediocre at best in the part. They could have had an EPIC rendition if they had cast Gugu as Belle, or really probably looked at anyone besides Emma. All her scenes felt forced next to literally every other actor in the movie.

this

missed

opportunity

INFURIATES ME

she would have been such a stunning belle, i can’t believe they wasted this chance

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A/N: I’ve been feeling very… strange lately. I don’t really know how to explain it - like empty, kind of sad, okay at the same time? But anyway, that’s not important. I haven’t written in forever and I am severely inspired by Thomas Brodie Sangster’s new photographs from the Boys By Girls Magazine so here’s a little dabble, it was supposed to be a one shot but i’m getting tired and it felt right to end it where it did for now but I’m hoping to continue it (I’m scared that i wont find the time though huhu) Oh, and for the purposes of this I’m just going to ignore that TBS is filming the Death Cure at the moment lol, I hope I’m not too rusty on writing lol and more so, I hope you enjoy !!


The smell of new magazines were never really your favourite. It was this strong, almost rusty smell that punched you right in the nostrils when you pull back the plastic it had been encased in. Sure, when it was just one new magazine it was okay but the girth of the amount of glossy papers you had in your hands counted in a pile of eight. The stench was far from pleasant and this was what? The fifth bundle of new magazines you were placing in the cafe?

A sigh escapes you as you gathered the magazines and tapped their bases on the table to fix them properly before placing them face up on the table. The magazine at the very top of the pile had a masthead that read “Boys By Girls” with a photograph of a dashing young man with long chestnut hair slicked back, alluring dark eyes, toned arms peeking out from a black sleeveless top that was accented with red, and a crooked almost-smile on his lips.

“Ah? Finally fancy one of us English folk?” an accented voice teased as it passed behind you.

You straightened up immediately, eyes wide as they found your always teasing coworker who you were happy to call as not only your new best friend but also your flat mate. “I was just admiring the layout!” you defended as you followed her towards the front of the cafe.

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Ghost In The Shell: An Ode To Kamikaze - Quill’s Scribbles

MAJOR spoilers ahead for the Ghost In The Shell movie, so don’t read if you haven’t seen the movie yet… which you’re not going to obviously because it’s a whitewashed, racist piece of shit and you would never support such a thing, would you? No, of course not.

I’ve been asked a few times to write something on Ghost In The Shell and up until now I’ve been reluctant to do so for two reasons. 1) I’m not really a fan of Ghost In The Shell. I know roughly what its about from what people have told me, but I just never really got into it, and 2) I’ve pretty much said everything I’ve wanted to say about whitewashing, mostly in my numerous Doctor Strange posts. If I started doing stuff on Ghost In The Shell, I’d run the risk of repeating myself. Whitewashing is bad, Hollywood are a bunch of racist opportunists and you shouldn’t pay money or support these kinds of projects in any way, shape or form. That’s pretty much it. I had no intention of watching Ghost In The Shell and neither should you. Enough said.

But then some rather interesting news came to my attention, courtesy of @gabriel-strange. VEEEEERY interesting news indeed. So interesting in fact that I honestly thought it was an April Fool’s prank. So I double checked. I triple checked. I quadruple checked. And I discovered to both my horror and delight that it was true.

But first, we have to set the scene.

Ghost In The Shell is a Japanese series of anime and manga titles that takes place in the year 2029 in a fictional city in Japan. In this cyberpunk future, the lines between humans and technology have been blurred, with people placing more and more reliance on cybernetic implants and prosthesis, and computer and electronics permeate every aspect of their lives. The main protagonist is Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg who works for the counter-cyberterrorist organisation known as Public Security Section 9. Her main job is to hunt down and capture cyberterrorists and hackers, who are especially dangerous in this futuristic society due to everyone’s over reliance on technology. It’s even possible for a skilled terrorist to hack into a person’s brain and make them act against their will.

The series has been heavily praised for its creativity and its philosophy, posing some very interesting questions. How do you define who or what is human in a world where a person’s mind can be copied and where body parts can be replaced with machine parts? Where do you draw the line? It’s a very rich and thought provoking subject matter, so naturally Hollywood wanted in on some of that. In 2009, Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks acquired the rights to make a live action Ghost In The Shell movie. Paramount Pictures agreed to co-produce the movie in 2015 and Rupert Sanders signed on to direct.

All they needed to do was find a talented, up and coming young Asian actor to play Motoko Kusanagi. Who did they go with?

Yep. Scarlett Johansson. An actor most famous for not being Asian. She was cast in the role when talks with Margot Robbie (another actor whose defined by not being Asian) fell through.

This, naturally, sparked a huge amount of controversy from both fans and people working within the industry, and as night follows day, people started to try and justify this bullshit. Some people (let’s be kind and call them idiots) posit that there was never any indication that Motoko Kusanagi was Japanese in the original manga.

Originally posted by elittlejoia

Right. Because why would one assume that a woman with a Japanese name, living in a Japanese city in a series originating from Japan would be Japanese? 

Guys, she’s about as Japanese as you can get! Wake the fuck up!

Others say that the race of the character shouldn’t be an issue because the themes the series covers are universal and can be applicable to everyone regardless of race. Oh good! In that case, she should definitely be played by an Asian actor. Well… if the themes are as universal as you suggest, the fact that she’s Asian shouldn’t alienate me, a white person, at all, should it? Unless you’re suggesting the themes are somehow more universal if the main character is white. If that’s the case, you may want to look up your definition of universal.

A popular excuse is that the Japanese fans have no problem with the casting of ScarJo, with many assuming that a Hollywood production would have chosen a white actor. Even Mamoru Oshii, the director of the original anime films, gave his blessing, saying there was no basis for an Asian actor to play the role. So if they don’t have a problem with it, why should we? Well first of all it’s kind of tragic that Japanese people just assume their beloved characters will be whitewashed because Hollywood have done this so often now they’ve basically gotten used to it. But it doesn’t justify it. A child might get used to an abusive parent over time. It doesn’t make the abuse okay. It’s still wrong. And as for Mamoru Oshii, Well, with all due respect, his opinion is fucking irrelevant. No, really! His opinion carries no weight whatsoever! He’s a Japanese man working in a Japanese industry in a country where 98.5% of the population are Asian. Here in the western hemisphere, Asian people are very much in the minority and, especially in the US, it’s very difficult for them to break into this industry. The last thing they need are white actors stealing all the good roles they could and should be playing. (And for the record, the most vocal people criticising this movie are Asian Americans who have become sick and tired of Hollywood constantly screwing then over, so fuck you).

And finally there’s the age old excuse that ScarJo was the best person for the role and that casting an A-list actor would help to bring the franchise to a more mainstream audience. I mean there are no A-list Asian actors, right? Well apart from Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu (and they’re debatable), no. There aren’t any A-list Asian actors. And do you know why? IT’S BECAUSE YOU DON’T FUCKING CAST THEM! Of course there aren’t going to be any A-list Asian actors because you’re not giving any of them a chance! You keep handing over the roles to white people and depriving Asian actors of job opportunities that were intended for them in the first place!

The studios and filmmakers of course have been offering their own insightful comments, saying how this is a future world and that they’re depicting an international city. That seems to be their go to word. International. Code for ‘populated mostly by white people’. Even Motoko Kusanagi has been renamed as Mira Killian. Seriously, Ghost In The Shell is only a decade into the future. What happened between now and 2029 that the Asian population has somehow decreased exponentially?

And of course Scarlett Johansson doesn’t hesitate to get her thoughts heard, first by saying that this was about gender over race and how this was an opportunity to bring a strong female character to mainstream audiences. Now if you were wondering what White Feminism is, this is it. An actual feminist would encourage and celebrate the casting of an Asian actor in the role because it would be a massive step forward for women of colour. Old ScarJo clearly doesn’t meet those requirements. And then she said this:

“I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person. Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive.”

Uhuh. Okay. Dear readers, do me a favour. I want you to remember this quote for me, alright? Trust me. It’ll be very important later ;)

From Doctor Strange to Iron Fist to the upcoming Death Note adaptation, there seems to be this weird obsession in Hollywood recently of exploiting and fetishising Asian culture whilst surreptitiously telling the Asian community to go and fuck themselves. This Ghost In The Shell movie seems to be less of an adaptation and more like a white person’s self insert fanfic. And trust me, you have no idea how true that statement really is.

Which brings me to the interesting news I was telling you about. Again, massive spoilers for the movie ahead, so be warned.

Are you ready? Okay.

Well…

Turns out that Mira Killian is actually Motoko Kusanagi. She has the brain of a Japanese girl inside of her whose memory was erased in an effort to create the perfect soldier. There’s even a scene at the end of her meeting and hugging her Japanese birth mother and embracing her true identity as Motoko Kusanagi.

Oh yes! They actually went that far! Somebody actually thought this would be a good idea! And don’t get me wrong, it’s horrible. It’s racist as shit. I’m utterly disgusted by this, but at the same time I can’t help but admire the ballsiness of it. They chose to depict literal whitewashing in their movie. A Japanese girl is stripped of both her identity and any character traits that would identify her as Japanese and replaced with the body and mind of a white person in an effort to create somebody ‘perfect’. It practically borders on self parody.

But do you want to know the best part? Remember what ScarJo said?

“I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person. Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive.”

Tell me Ms Johansson. Do you know the Japanese translation for ‘lying, racist scumbag’?

Because let’s not deny it. What ScarJo said was a blatant lie. She is playing a Japanese character and now she’s quite rightfully being torn to shreds by the critics, most notably the Asian American Media Group. Yeah! Who’d have thought they’d have a problem with this?! Call it a hunch, but somehow I think there might be less demand for a Black Widow movie now after all this. So I wouldn’t hold your breath.

It also puts all those other claims to shame too. That the character’s race isn’t important and that this is an international city and that the themes are universal and so on. Let’s not forget that in the early days of production, they were considering using the same CGI from The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button to make their chosen white actor look Asian. The fact that they’re practically bending over backwards in a desperate and pathetic attempt to justify their whitewashing actually proves that the race of the character is actually important after all.

I can’t help but find this just a bit hilarious. I mean at least Doctor Strange didn’t pretend Tilda Swinton was Asian. At least they didn’t stoop THAT low. And the irony of it all is Rupert Sanders and co could have gotten away with it if they just kept their mouths shut. I know how gullible general movie going audiences can be. They probably would have blindly accepted a whitewashed Ghost In The Shell movie if the story and acting was good. But because the studio just couldn’t leave well enough, because they were so paranoid that they’d be accused of racism and that they’d upset the fans, they tried to tinker with it and ended up not only making the issue even more awkward than it already was, but also highlighted their racism in big bold neon lights. They haven’t just tied a noose around their necks. They’ve practically built their own gallows as well.

Already they’ve started to feel the effects. On its opening weekend, Ghost In The Shell pulled in less box office earnings than DreamWorks’ Boss Baby. And I don’t know about you, but I would love to have seen how that conversation played out to the studio execs. Your movie is losing to an animated film featuring Alec Baldwin voicing a talking baby. LOL. In fact I’m almost tempted to go and see this movie for myself just to witness it commit cinematic suicide live, right in front of me. This has got to be one of the most glorious kamikaze moves I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

And I can’t think of a more appropriate way to end this Scribble than with the ironic use of this classic from the 80s. Enjoy :)

30 totally pedantic questions I have after watching Beauty and the Beast

1. So, did Mr. Potts and Mrs. Cogsworth not live at the castle? Because the voice over tells us the curse affected everyone who lived at the castle so it would be kind of odd for them to not have been affected.

2. Like the dog was but not them?

3. Did the Enchantress create the town they all lived in?

4. Did she let Maurice and Belle move to the town of presumably ageless cursed amnesiacs stuck in a repetitive cycle of life because she knew Belle could break the curse?

5. What do you think the odds are on the writers of this movie having seen Once Upon a Time?

6. Were Le Fou and Gaston castle inhabitants that got away, or were they new residents to the town as well?

7. If they were new, then was the Enchantress just stacking the deck, so to speak?

8. Or did she just get bored and decide Gaston and Le Fou were entertaining?

9. Were the people who lived in the town rich nobles who just forgot who they were? Because Prince Dickhead wouldn’t have been inviting peasants and commoners to that party in the beginning.

10. How long were they actually cursed for?

11. Did the Prince’s mom die of the dreaded “mom in a Disney movie disease?”

12. Why would turning more into a wardrobe make you sleepy? Is it the doors as eyes thing?

13. Why didn’t Belle use the teleporting book thing to go to her dad?

14. Did the screenwriters forget they’d added that to this version?

15. How did I forget that “I use antlers in all of my decorating!” is from Beauty and the Beast?

16. But seriously, what was The Enchantress’ long game? Because I can get cursing the selfish prince to teach him a lesson.

17. Less so the lesson in cursing the house staff but whatever, collateral damage, but what was the lesson in cursing the loved ones of inhabitants of the house to forget them?

18. And then to live as a beggar in the village to, I guess see if anyone performed an act of kindness?

19. Like, these people attended a party, they didn’t do anything wrong?

20. Maybe The Enchantress just really likes pretending to be a beggar?

21. Was Le Fou and Mrs. Potts mid battle team up the best part of the movie? (It was).

22. Was it great that two of the reunited couples were inter racial and it was done just as casually as the other reunited ones? (It was).

23. Was all that ridiculous homophobic nonsense really because Le Fou and that one guy who liked wearing a dress took one single spin in a dance together?

24. Like you literally could have blinked and missed it?

25. Because if so, then did Mulan cause people a similar no-homo panic?

26. Because the plot of that movie was literally a guy and a girl disguised as a guy falling in love feat. 3 guys who loved cross dressing and dudes naked together? And Mushu biting asses?

27. Did Maurice really think people were going to believe him and the crazy lady who lives in the obvious witch hut in the woods over the most popular guy in the village?

28. Did the fact Belle always had the one side of her dress tucked in ruining the symmetry drive anyone else a little crazy or was it just me?

29. No but it’s crazy that Le Fou was kind of the best part of the movie? Because the foppish sidekick is such a tired stereotype, but Josh Gad really did a great job making him this character you could actually like.

30. Are these questions mostly just in jest and this really is a cute movie with charm and style that is definitely worth a watch? (They are and it is).

aflatoffkingsroad  asked:

So the rumour is that WB have approached Mel Gibson to direct the sequel to Suicide Squad, which is sorta a perfect encapsulation of the DCEU at this point. Did you watch Suicide Squad? What did you think of it, considering your righteous disdain for BvS?

Ha! I’ve long felt that Mel Gibson (as a director) paved the way for Zack Snyder, so I suppose that’s appropriate enough regarding the DCEU as a whole. As for Suicide Squad, I’ll save detailed thoughts on script, style, characters, etc. for when @goodqueenaly and I cover it as part of the Year in Garbage, but yeah, it was a trainwreck.

The extensive reshoots and combinations of multiple cuts made it basically unwatchable in terms of editing. Seriously, everything else could be right about the movie, and the structure would still be fatal. Introducing the characters is a repetitive grind that eats up the first half, giving us a redundant amount of information about Deadshot and Harley while sparing so little for, among others, obvious redshirt Slipknot and (This Is) Katana (She’s Got My Back) that it immediately falls apart as an ensemble story, which was supposed to be the whole point. The buildup to Enchantress (a dull antagonist ill-suited to the setting and tone) going rogue is so poorly executed that the movie feels the need to literally reshow parts of it later in a vain attempt to explain itself. Viola Davis’ gleeful villainy, by far the best thing about this flick, is wasted because nothing about Amanda Waller lands in terms of plot. Her plans (stated and secret) are built up and then rendered moot, she promptly becomes an NPC to protect, then Enchantress kidnaps her and she’s out of commission up until the end, when she’s just kinda there. Any compelling charge to her being badder than the criminals is deflated because her actions and motivations don’t make sense and everything either gets canceled out or collapses in on itself. Hate to be all “what was the point of this movie,” but the haphazard way it’s stitched together leaves me wondering exactly that.  

Indeed, there’s a constant feeling of “and now this happens, and now this happens” throughout Suicide Squad, rather than the dynamic storytelling ideal of “this, therefore this, but then this, so therefore this.” Nothing feels cohesive, and every scene feels like it’s starting from scratch. It has that in common with Snyder’s DCEU entries, both of which are paced unbelievably poorly. Suicide Squad, however, isn’t a ponderous would-be epic; it’s aiming for a very particular music-driven montage sweet spot. The obvious reference points here, at least within popular American cinema, are Scorsese and Tarantino, and the latter circa Kill Bill especially seems like a huge influence on this movie to me (although Tarantino and his own idols borrowed a lot from comics, so what goes around comes around). Tarantino, though, can afford his riffs and indulgences because (most of the time) the underlying story structure is rock solid, the twists and turns landing just so. He’s always got a plan. In Suicide Squad, there is no plan–and that applies to the filmmakers and the studio as much as the characters in the movie. There’s only the facade of a singular identity. The on-the-nose soundtrack (Waller is introduced to “Sympathy for the Devil,” and then Harley asks if she’s the devil, in case the song selection was too subtle) stops and starts and lurches around, the neon aesthetic sold by the trailers shows up in a handful of shots and otherwise cedes ground to a drab ugly palette, and the less said about that bewildering embarrassment of a final fight the better.

And finally, Jared Leto. Just, Jared Leto. In the same year that they unleashed an obnoxious talking mop and insisted we call it Lex Luthor! But at least with Jesse Eisenberg, given the writer and director he was working with (compared to what David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin pulled out of him), it felt more like a “what did they tell you to do, man?” situation. With Leto’s Joker, everything we heard about him on set suggests that this performance is pretty much entirely his fault. And it’s…yeah, again, “unwatchable” is the operative word for Suicide Squad. I don’t know if it really can be said to sink below Zack Snyder’s twin unholy abominations, aka “9/11 But With Superman, And So Therefore Much Worse” and “People Are Angry At Superman In Vague Pretentious Unsatisfying Ways, Also Wonder Woman, Also Parademon Dream Sequence, Also Also Also,” but at least those are mesmerizing in how (misguidedly) ambitious they are, and thus in the sheer scope of their collapse. Both of them reach such operatic heights of self-indulgent noise by their respective climaxes that I kinda feel like they belong in a museum; they possess a unique flavor of bad. Suicide Squad doesn’t climb high enough to fall that far. Ultimately, it commits the sin it tries hardest to avoid: it’s boring.

Monsta X reaction while watching horror movies with you

Request: “Hello! Is there a way for you to do a reaction of members where you’re watching a horror movie? I’M really anticipating for our Jooheon 😂😂“ -anon

I hope you guys enjoy reading this, especially anon! ^^ If you guys want to request more reactions, just send me one! ^^ credits to the owners of this gifs.


Originally posted by maleidolnet

Shownu;

Well, you’re quite lucky to have a guy who doesn’t get scared of jump-scares and whatnots. He’d be pretty calm during the whole movie. But then he’d be engrossed with it actually. He’ll practically enjoy it when you hug him tightly whenever there are jump-scares and he’ll be laughing at how cute you are and would wrap his arms around you, rubbing your shoulders to calm you down.

BABE BABE OH FCK NO BTCH GO AWAY!” 

“Babe, you’re so cute. Don’t worry, oppa’s here.”

Originally posted by sukiiieee

Wonho;

Well, the thought of the two of you watching the scariest horror movie dreaded him. First, he’ll act tough and would tease you for being a wuss. He’ll act the same way he acted towards Kihyun before they did the bungee jumping. But then when the movie starts, he’ll break into cold sweats and would scream during the scary parts. He’ll laugh it off and would pull you closer to him, making you hear his heart loudly pounding against his chest. This cycle would repeat during the whole movie, making you laugh at him instead of being scared. 

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Hyungwon;

This boy would try his best to stay awake and stay calm during the whole movie. But then, hearing you scream would also make him scream, which would make him curse under his breath before chuckling to himself. With you hugging his waist tightly and the meme faces that you make would literally crack him up. But then whenever the scary part would come out, he’d literally scream and would ALMOST curse at the character, kicking the open air.

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Minhyuk;

He’s like a mixture of Shownu and Hyungwon. He’d be calm at some parts but then would scream whenever he gets surprised. But then he’d be enjoying the whole thought of you clinging on to him for your dear life whenever a scary part would come out. He’ll be cradling you in his arms when he sees you on the verge of tears but then he’d laugh at you probably.

Babe, don’t cry. HAHAHAHAHA what’s with that face? Aww, hey, should we stop watching? No? What do mean no? You’re already crying HAHAHAHAHA.”

Originally posted by kihyeun

Kihyun;

Boy, this one’s going to be the mastermind of the whole horror movie marathon for your date. He knows how easily you get scared and how priceless your expressions are. With just the first movie being played on the flat screen tv, he would transfer his attention to you. He wouldn’t be watching the movie but he would be watching you tremble in fear. He’ll be laughing his ass off when you start to hide your face in his chest and give him a meme face.  

Originally posted by ayeyojooheon

Jooheon;

By the time you mentioned that you’ll be watching a scary movie with him and he HAS to watch it with you, he’d start whining and would non-stop complain. Even when the movie hasn’t started yet, you could feel him getting smaller and smaller by the minute. He’ll also attempt to escape but then you’ll wrap your arms tightly around his waist. When the movie starts, he’ll be screaming throughout the whole movie, from the beginning until the end. He’ll be on the verge of tears and would scream ‘umma’ every scary part and he’d be clinging on to you tightly. 

OH MOTHERFATHER OH GOSH OH GOSH NO GET AWAY NO DON’T GO THERE U’RE GONNA DIE. WHAT DID I JUST SAY?! NO FCK FCK FCK NO NO AAHHH UMMAAAAAAA! WHY AM I DOING THIS?! NOONA DON’T! HYUNG STOP HER!” -him talking to the movie

Originally posted by mykeem

Changkyun;

He’s like Shownu. He’d be pretty calm throughout the whole movie and would play with your hair while watching the whole thing. The two of you would have different reactions during jump-scares. You’d scream while he’d just flinch or laugh at how lame the actor/actress acts. But then, an evil idea would pop out from no where and he’ll probably scare the heck out of you by tapping you on the shoulder and act like he doesn’t know what you’re talking about. 

What do mean you felt someone touch you? Huh? Me? I’m busy watching here. You’re becoming paranoid babe.” 

anonymous asked:

so, i think it's become clear that ridley scott wasn't everything behind alien; his attempts at reclaiming the franchise have been not that great. who do you attribute the success of the original alien to?

I don’t know if I’d attribute it to one person specifically so much as I would credit the circumstances and limitations surrounding its production. Being made in the late 70s by a director who only had one work to his name at the time, there was a lot that they planned to do in Alien that they couldn’t for one reason or another. The best example is the Big Chap itself - the costume was this unwieldy monstrosity of foam and car parts and oysters that was difficult to move in. Since the costume’s movements were frankly pretty doofy in full view, they had to work around that by playing with the cinematography, ensuring that audiences never got a full glimpse of the creature and had to slowly piece it together themselves. But in 2012/2017, Ridley is a renowned director with the resources to do just about anything he wants, and special effects technology has advanced to the point where just about anything can be visualized effectively.

Another factor is the novelty, plain and simple. Alien still holds up as one of the best horror films ever made, but it’s been a part of the public consciousness for nearly 40 years now. Between sequels and spinoffs and pop-culture nods, the idea of a parasitic alien that rips its way out of a living host is pretty familiar at this point. In 1979, though, it was fucking wild. Like, imagine going to some random movie in early 1979 and seeing this trailer, with literally no idea what it is aside from what that stressful trailer shows. And then you go to see it, and you’re bombarded with warped Giger imagery and things like the birth scene. But decades later, we know what the Alien franchise is about, so attempts to continue the franchise have had to experiment with new ideas. Some of these experiments work better than others. In that regard, I’m a little disappointed that Neill Blomkamp’s proposed Alien movie was shelved - if nothing else, the guy would’ve injected some new blood into the series.

But yeah, I don’t think we’ll ever get an Alien movie that packs the same punch as the original at this point, simply because the original exists. Familiarity makes just about anything less scary, which means that sequels are pushed to introduce more and more outlandish ideas, which often clutter the narrative if not making things downright silly (see: Prometheus and its unexplained Dolphin Fetus). There’s also the fact that the franchise has the means to depict just about anything it wants now - while this has led to some beautiful sets and cinematography (Prometheus in particular was a delight on the eyes if nothing else), it also means there’s nothing to stop them from going with first ideas rather than having to fine-tune them just to make them possible to film.