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Marvel: we can’t make one of our film or show leads Asian. That would be…. against the original source material. That’s also why we can’t make them LGBTQ+.

Power Rangers (2017): hey what’s up. 4/5 of our leads are POC. One is autistic and one is confirmed LGBTQ+. We have the first Asian superhero in a big-budget film, the first autistic superhero in a big/budget film, and the first LGBTQ+ superhero in a big-budget film. None of this was really in the original source material, but representation matters and we specifically casted them with the intention of making a diverse film.

listen, i’m being dead serious when i say that power rangers (2017) is a better film than both avengers movies combined i’m not joking this is legitimately how i feel

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anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on Hairspray? (The musical, not the source movie)

I’m answering as a white person who thought they were a girl when it came out, and who is transmisogyny exempt.  There are certainly some racist and transmisogynistic aspects to the particular productions. 

There’s the white savior trope, and a clear separation of the “good whites” from the “bad whites”, which is not a useful thing.  All white people benefit from white supremacy.

They really should get a trans woman to play Tracy’s mom. I’m not versed enough in drag culture from the 80s to critically analyze Divine’s performance in the source movie, but by the time 2002 came around (I’m not sure if you’re talking about the broadway musical or the film of the musical?) we should have had a fat trans woman in that role.  Certainly not John Travolta in a dress.  It makes me pretty uncomfortable these days, as I’ve learned more about transmisogyny. 

That said, as a young fat white person who thought they were a woman, the musical was one of my favorites. It felt empowering. I had the soundtrack and loved it. I can’t even imagine this experience applying to anyone but white and femme people though. And only cis women, as long as they keep casting cis men in the role of Tracy’s mom. 

-Mod Siarl

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is such a good movie holy shit

I was watching it with friends the other night and it just continually amazes me how very little the film has aged in terms of special FX quality and cinematography. sometimes the animated characters look a little fuzzy around the edges where they’re cropped into the live-action scenes but other than that it still looks good as hell and it’s still one of my all-time favorite movies that I’m always down to watch.

anonymous asked:

I read a translated article from my country that said this movie is planned to have several sequels, but most international media stated that it's only gonna be 1 movie. I'm confused which news should I believe in

Based on an interview of Fumihiko Sori a few days after the announcement of the live action in oricon, he said, “There are still no future plans yet for a prequel or sequel, but we wish to complete the story into one work.” 

Now this is just my speculation, anyone can have their own interpretation, but what I caught from that statement, he didn’t specifically mention that he will use the entire plot of FMA into one movie, but he also didn’t deny a possibility of having a sequel or a prequel, they just haven’t plan on doing it yet. And since he mention about a prequel or a sequel, it’s safe to say that he only use some portion of the original story in the upcoming movie. 

In his latest interview with entermix, Sori said, “I can’t tell you much details yet, but I think you can guess what will be the main story based from the cast that was already announced.” 

If we look at the announced cast list again, we can see that the supporting characters so far are involved in the early arcs of the story; Lior arc (Father Cornello), train fight sequence (General Hakuro), Nina-Tucker, Dr.Marcoh, 5th Lab, and maybe even until Roy vs Lust showdown. I don’t think they will cover the whole story while leaving out other important key arcs. Clearly there’s no Xing people in the cast list, no Greed, no Pride, no Olivia Mira Armstrong, no Kimbley. It’ll be weird to jump to the end and we suddenly have Ed & Al getting their bodies back. I speculate they’ll end the movie somewhere in the middle of everything, and make it a cliffhanger or something. Another factor that supports this is how the director firmly stated, “Al will be entirely CGI.” That statement already indicated that we won’t be seeing human Al, which means we won’t have the Elric brothers getting their bodies back by the end of the movie.

Director Sori promises us to stay faithful to the original FMA by saying  “I don’t plan to change the setting, the world view, and make a different story, so please don’t worry about that”. But still, several small changes are inevitable, for example, they might alter the order of the story to make things more compatible to the 2 hour long duration. The absence of prominent characters such as Hohenheim, King Bradley, Scar, & Armstrong might also be due to those compatibility reason, maybe because they need to give more room to the main characters for growth in the restricted duration they have. But there’s still a possibility of additional cast announcements in the future (like hell we don’t even know who’s gonna voice Al yet). 

My point is, it’s very unlikely for them to complete the entire FMA story in just 1 movie. I guess they might be testing the market first with this movie, they haven’t determined on making this into an entire franchise & specifically decided on the number of movies they’ll produce. If it does do well in the box office, they might consider making the sequel to it. Of course this is just my speculation and hopeful thinking, I don’t dare to give false hopes to anyone yet. We can only wait for further news before coming to a conclusion. (Nikka)

anonymous asked:

The thing that confuses me about the note is that if it were for Naruto and Hinata then Sasuke would have just instructed the hawk to go to them. The whole "Sakura is gonna give it to them so they can give their congratulations as a couple" sounds like we're grasping at straws. But SP hates SS so much I doubt it's for her bday. Idk I just overall hated the last episode for the lack of SS/ Team 7 moments and having NH shoved down my throat once more when they got a movie already.

I’m just gonna keep on believing it said “swiggity swooty I’m comin for that booty” because it helps me sleep at night

anonymous asked:

I've watched your Billdip video on "seventeen" and I loved it so that I looked out the actual musical even tought I didn't like the movie and now I'm obsessed, so like thank you!

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No one I know is into the current Planet of the Apes movies and I’m here to tell you that they are fucking Quality and if you’re skipping them because you’re like oh booo it’s monkeys and excessive CGI you are seriously missing out on some profound commentary about the nature of humanity and the boundaries of mercy and science and how the flaws of sentience will inevitably manifest no matter the vessel. 

So yeah I’m super hype about new Planet of the Apes this summer and plus Woody Harrelson is in it so extra bonus.

anonymous asked:

Are you still answering Tolkien Asks, because I have questions. Mainly where is our damn Silmarillion movie?

I’m always answering Tolkien Asks anon.

Um, well tl;dr it’ll probably never happen.

The long answer: because of copyright rules, a work is in the private domain - where there needs to be permission to “copy” i.e. reprint or adapt the work from the original copyright holder or their heirs - for the lifetime of the original copyright holder + 70 years after their death.

Because Christopher Tolkien (CT) is the primary editor of The Silmarillon he’s treated as essentially a co-author of the work (in fairness he really was) and so since he’s the longest living “author” and still alive at 92 that 70 year count down hasn’t even begun yet.

Now, I am not nor is any rational person in the Tolkien fandom arguing in favor of CT’s death as the man is responsible for over half the published works concerning his father’s creation (see: The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, The History of Middle-earth, The Children of Húrin, etc.) and the reason half the damn fandom exists in the first place. Let’s be honest, CT is a motherfucking godsend for us: no one else could have done what he did to expand and showcase his father’s unfinished legendarium.

That said CT is not in favor of selling the film rights to any of his father’s works. Never has been. The film rights to The Hobbit and LOTR were sold for almost nothing by JRRT himself as he thought at the time they’d be impossible to adapt successfully into any kind of film medium, and since it took until 2001 to do so he had a point. Given the nature of adaptations in reducing/changing a textual medium to a visual one CT has never been a fan of any adaptation of his father’s work and is in no rush to see another. Again, after seeing how movie studios treated The Hobbit, imo CT has a bit of a point.

Now, CT is sadly not an immortal elf and so one day will pass on. What happens after that is a bit up in the air as The Tolkien Estate will then control the rights to everything that is still in the private domain for seven god damn decades (I could go on for quite awhile how copyright is kind of a joke now a days but that’s another rant). Maybe one of CT’s sons will take over the Estate and have a change of heart as they have less stake in the sentimental value of the work and sell the rights for a pretty penny to a studio or a tv company like HBO. Maybe they’ll keep the rights unobtainable until we’re all in a nursing home. We just don’t know, though the pessimist in me errs on the side of inertia and thinks nothing will really change.