OKAY LISTEN UP AS I TELL YOU ABOUT ONE OF THE VERY BEST BOOK SERIES IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND
This is the Unwind series written by Neal Shusterman who is a fiction writing genius. If you like the Hunger Games or Divergent or any other ‘over powering government killing teens dystopia’ type of deal, let me tell you this takes the cake as far as that genre goes.
Unwind is about the aftermath of the USA’s second world war which was fought over abortion. The pro-lifers and pro-choices ended the war with a treaty called the Unwind Accord, which states that a child’s life cannot be terminated from conception up until their 13th birthday. However, from the ages of 13 to 18, parents can chose to sign over their children to the government and the government can take 'less talented’ kids from orphanages (called State Homes) and harvest their body parts. This is under the argument that the teens aren’t actually 'dead’ just 'living in a divided state.’ The series follows three teenagers: Connor, who is a bit of a delinquent whose parents sign him over, Risa, who isn’t a talented enough girl to stay in her State Home, and Lev, who was born to be unwound, as is his religion.
I cannot STRESS ENOUGH how fucking AMAZING this series is. It’s written so uniquely and so incredibly, it still blows my mind every time I read it. The fourth book (Undivided) is set to be released in Fall 2014, ALONG WITH A MOVIE SET TO COME OUT IN 2015.
So keep your eyes peeled, this series trumps the Hunger Games and it’s going to be the next big thing in the next year!
anonymous asked: can you please explain how lucy is racist - i’m not saying it isn’t, i just havent seen the film yet or heard anything about it being racist. I was really excited to see it because it’s an action film with a female lead without an unnecessary love interest motivation…
lovely anon, i was so excited about the movie too. i love scarlet and it looked really amazing (apart from that stupid 10% brain thing, i don’t really like that trope) but then i started to realize how racist this movie is. we’ve only seen a trailer, couple of minutes and there are so many racist undertones.
this really says it.
people really see this movie “Lucy” as a step in the right direction to more representation because somehow it’s revolutionary to have a white person as the (anti)hero killing people of color? People really think that one has to see the whole movie in it’s entirety to say that it’s shit? Other than swapping a white man for a white woman, it’s the same shit of invoking negative tropes and cliches against Asian men in modern movies that we’ve been seeing in the past couple of years since the Red Dawn remake. (source)
because, lets be honest, it’s true. i am all in for female lead in super heroes, and i am not the one who is angry because she’s not a POC. the way everyone else is portrayed, the way how it still hold onto those stupid tropes of asian/POCs as villains just disgusts me. maybe its even worse for me because i’m asian i dont even know.
the upcoming movie lucy will feature the age-old racist narrative of pure white woman (scarlet johansson) being violated by scary, brown men. and the new white feminist trope of women gaining their power by violently eliminating brown men. who needs the white male savior when we now have white female saviors, taking it into their own hands to save their whiteness from all that non-whiteness. so radical. (source)
feminism, hell yes. only white feminism? no. i am not here to see white female saviors kicking POCs ass, who look like they’re really poorly written. did someone who was involved with this movie even made effort?
let’s have a look in this picture. we see the white female lead and the asian antagonist. we see chinese writing in the background.
I just asked a family member to translate this. They came back with “Keep Clean. Apple, scallop & ginger, orange, tomato, grape” (source)
can this be even more ridiculous? just make your fucking research guys. do they think it looks fancy to have chinese writing on the wall? because its not??? its stupid and it makes me angry and/or wants to laugh.
Okay but why the fuck is this movie set in Asia, filled with Asian villains, with a white female protag? Yes, wow, the lead’s a woman, fantastic, but apart from that it’s not really any different from the other movies made in a long history of having white people kicking the shit out of exclusively Asian villains.
Really, seriously. I just want to know why they had to set it in Asia with a white woman lead. Why not set the damn movie in the US if they want a big name yt actress that badly? Or, why not just cast a Taiwanese actress if they want it to be set in Asia that bad?
Or maybe not do those things to avoid another Orientalist shitshow because those are exactly the thematic cues they’re going for with a vulnerable white woman being abused by morally corrupt Asian men. OH BUT FEMINIST SUBVERSION! THE VULNERABLE WHITE WOMAN KILLS THEM ALL INSTEAD, YEAHHHH GO FEMINISM!
Meanwhile Asian cultures continue to be portrayed as backwards, Asian men continue to be portrayed as vile predators, but hey go feminism right? Nevermind that Asian women get thrown under the bus with this too. (source)
i agree on this so much. just dont motherfucking make that movie in taiwan? and then we have all those white “feminist” who are like: “okay, this movie is amazing, has a female lead in a action/superhero movie and u all still find something to complain about, just shut up”
no. i dont care that she’s a woman if it’s racist. just because you have a female lead doesn’t make the movie amazing. and it sure doesn’t excuse the fact how racist it is. if you really are a feminist, you should know, that feminism not only includes white women. it includes POC women. feminism includes so many more than just that. don’t call yourself a feminist if you can ignore all these things and still watch this movie because *yay female lead*.
white woman literally kills an asian guy because he can’t speak english. LITERALLY. how should i feel as an asian woman? this guy could be so many other people i know in real life who can’t speak english. i could imagine it be my father or other people i know. but no, it’s okay, because she’s a woman. because it looks badass.
she isn’t even in the USA or any other english- speaking state. bUt nO OF COURSE YOU ALL HAVE TO SPEAK ENGLISH. not everything revolves about you. SHE’S the one who is in a foreign country, she should be the one adapting to it and not the other way round. i dont go to USA and shoot people because they can’t speak vietnamese.
that’s just fucking stupid why even.
for once i’d like to be able to post a trailer for a movie i’m interested in because of the female lead without feeling like a sack of shit afterward because someone needed to take a minute and really dissect every scene in the trailer just to outline how offensive it is. (…) we’re taking baby steps here, people. (…) so can’t we just take a minute to sit back and support an actress we like while enjoying an action film? /not sourcing this one because i am not an ass/
how can i enjoy a movie when i am offended.
how do you suppose to want me enjoy a movie when my people are thrown back down so you all can have your female lead
people say that this might take a step. that having this movie will open the doors for WOC. are you serious? do you want us to always be on the second array? do we have to sit quietly back and be all happy that you finally have a movie so we “might have one later too”?
Shootin’ It | Episode 81: “The 10 Best Films of the Year”
Hosts Jayme and Amy name their 10 Best Films of the Year, along with their picks for the most surprising and disappointing movies to have come out in 2014.
Other topics discussed include: Shia LaBeouf, the ambiguous relationship between Professor X and Magneto, how and why ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ failed, the ending of 'The Theory of Everything’, what 'Godzilla’ could have done better, reoccuring themes in popular 2014 films, and James Franco.
Lee Minho's drastic transformation in latest Gangnam Blues photo stills
Lee Minho’s agency, Starhaus as well as distributor Showbox have released new stills for his upcoming movie, “Gangnam Blues”. The actor looks completely different in his drastic transformation for the movie.
James Franco’s literary debut Palo Alto Stories was not very well received upon its publication. But not because of its content or quality, but rather the fact that literary snobs across the country scoffed at it–simply because the book was published, seemingly solely, because James Franco wrote it. I read the book. It wasn’t mind-blowing, but it was pretty enjoyable. Not the worst book I’ve ever read, I assure you.
Gia Coppola’s feature film debut, which is the first of four movies based on that collection of stories, is one of the best movies to come out in 2014 thus far. I’d rank it in my top 5 for the year. It’s a gripping, stylistic adolescent tale and everyone brings their A-game. It surpassed the book on every level and really became something of its own. Palo Alto has gotten a limited release, but if it’s playing in or near your city I highly recommend you check it out.
I don’t understand why there aren’t more people freaking out about this^^
“The Way He Looks” aka. “Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho” is a movie about a blind boy (Leo), his best friend (Giovanna) and the new guy who came to their school (Gabriel).
I first saw the short movie about it. I couldn’t stop smiling ‘til the end and when it finished i just sat there for like 40 minutes not knowing what to do. I watched it over and over again until yesterday when i typed the title to YouTube. Then i saw the trailer for this movie and i found out that THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE IT A FUCKING FULL LENGTH MOVIE!!!!!
I shipped Leo and Gabriel even though it was a 15 minute-short movie and now i just can’t stop smiling like an idiot.
The movie is coming out on the 28th of March 2014 in Brazil. Idk when will it come to my country but I HAVE A REASON TO BREATHE AGAIN NOW!!!