“5 movies that define me (part 4)”

1. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) dir. John Hughes

2. The Breakfast Club (1985) dir. John Hughes

3. Easy A (2010) dir. Will Gluck

4. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) dir. Quentin Tarantino

5. The Roommate (2011) dir. Christian E. Christiansen

What I loved and didn’t love about the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie (spoilers, obviously)

Best parts:

-Frickin’ Emma Watson <3

-Multiple named POC characters with a chance to grow and build character

-Biracial relationships… two of them!

-TWO gay (or possibly bi and/or genderfluid) characters who are presumed to have gotten together after one of them experienced unrequited love

-Backstories for Belle, Maurice, the Beast, and Gaston, which fleshed out their characters in a way that couldn’t be addressed in the animation due to time-constraints

-The song ‘Evermore’ <3

-The reason for the servants to be turned into knick knacks (”You didn’t do anything” - “Exactly.  When his father took him and twisted his mind, we didn’t do anything to help him.”)  Ugh, my heart.

-The music boxes, and Belle and Maurice’s bonding through their love of mechanics

-Phillipe the magic horse that can somehow run to and from a hidden enchanted castle three times in a row without a break, even after being attacked by wolves

-How the castle was hidden from the memories of the townspeople, which added such a wonderful complexity to the magic.

-MR. POTTS (and the other townspeople)

-Agathe’s presence through the film

-Adam’s introduction at the beginning of the film and how is makeup made him almost un-human even before he was turned into the Beast - you don’t actually see his face clearly until the very end of the film.

-Bonding through a love of reading, having conversations about opinions on various books

-The goosebump-raising, seven-note opening theme that is the brilliance of Alan Menkin  <3

-Fairly accurate period clothing with a few exceptions (but with good reasons)

Things I wasn’t a fan of:

-Live-action adaptation… Disney, I love you, and I love Beauty and the Beast, and you did an excellent job… but do we really need so many remakes?

-Some of the camera work seemed lazy… they spun the camera a few too many times for my taste.  IMO, it could have been a bit more creative.

-The enchanted book - it wasn’t terrible, but we could have easily learned about Belle’s mother a different way, and aside from the rose charm (which didn’t really play an integral part in the outcome of the film) it didn’t seem to progress the plot in a way that couldn’t have been done differently.

Seriously, those are the only things I can really think of that I didn’t care for.  Everything else was done so wonderfully.  Fantastic pacing.  Brilliant CGI.  Marvelous backstories.  It made me so happy to watch this adaptation, and I had a big stupid grin on my face during the entire thing.

Originally posted by braedens

anonymous asked:

How have you had experience of working with the cast?! (I'm new round here haha)

I haven’t work with the Riverdale cast, I work with casting - as in finding the right person for different parts in movies, films and commercials xxxxxx

Most iconic moments from Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  • Le Fou trying to spell Gaston - G-A-S-T-i think there’s another T but it’s occurred to me I’m illiterate and have never attempted to spell it before wow this is hard 
  • Belle turning down Gaston’s dinner invite and he’s like “Oh, you’re busy” and Belle just says “No” like bitch apply cold water to your burn.
  • Cogsworth’s wife turning up at the end and him wishing he could turn back into a clock
  • Beast’s “makeover” to impress Belle- that makeup though 
  • “Have you thought about growing a beard” and that grOWL AFTERWARDS
  • Ewan McGregor and his terrible French accent
  • Beast literally taking Belle doWN with that big ass snowball 
  • Those three women that keep pining over Gaston turn up and Le Fou leans in and stage whispers “Never gonna happen” 
  • Those three dudes getting Schuyler sister makeovers and the third one owning it
  • Everyone forgetting about Gaston at the end like did his corpse disappear or is it laying on the grounds somewhere and everyone just left him to rot
  • Le Fou trying to comfort Gaston by telling him to think back to the war where he killed all those dudes
  • Maurice: Hey look a nice meal thank you kind person. Maurice: A FUCKING TALKING CUP WHAT AM I HIGH I’M LEAVING GOODBYE
  • Le Fou being concerned that the castle has ghosts when a literal beast lives in it
  • The Beast giving Belle a library just to prove she has horrible taste in literature
  • “Have you read all of these books???” “No, some of them are in Greek” and Belle being all “Was that a joke are you trying to joke omg”
  • Gaston being French and having no clue what Je Ne Sais Quoi means
  • Gaston complimenting himself in the mirror like “you are the most beautiful I’m not done with you yet”
  • Disney actually acknowledging that not all relationships are between one white male and one white female like there’s love all over the place in this movie BLESS 
Natasha Negovanlis

If you follow me and you say things like:

“Natasha is so in love with Elise wtf.”

“Natasha obviously has feelings for her.”

“Natasha deffo likes her, she’s not that good an actress.”

Let me tell you why these statements aren’t okay.

Natasha is a queer actor who had the gall to be open and candid about her non-heterosexuality when she was probably terrified of what that would mean for her commercial viability. I can guarantee you, she would have had people telling her that being open about being LGBT would be a mistake.

Comments like the above are absolutely derived from the notion of her queerness whether you want to accept it or not. When you imply, or you see posts implying, that Natasha isn’t a good enough actress and the range she shows in a scene comes directly from her attraction to her co-star, imagine how you would feel if you had to look her in the eye and read that aloud to her.

Imagine how you would feel if a straight person implied that your talent, your hard work, your passion was somehow overshadowed by your sexuality.

Oh wait, you probably don’t have to imagine it because it’s something we’ve all experienced.

I’m not trying to say that thinking Natasha and Elise would be adorable together is an innately bad thing, but when the focus is always on Natasha having feelings for Elise we have a responsibility to treat that woman with the due respect she deserves as a member of our community and call it out.


Hidden Figures (2016) dir. Theodore Melfi