It’s been 20 long years since the Power Rangers were last featured on the silver screen, and they’re finally back in this big-budget reboot film based on the original series. Featuring a perfectly-balanced cast of both well-known actors and newcomers, this movie does a good job at recreating the essence of the show, while also building its own cinematic universe for potential sequels.
Without further ado, It’s Morphin’ Time! Spoilers after the cut!
glad disney found a chinese actress but ngl kinda disappointed bc i was hoping they'd give a younger chinese american newcomer a chance rather than a super famous actress from mainland china
I expected it to star a newcomer but since the movie is set in China, I’m actually pleased to see that they casted a Chinese actress and I’m not opposed to the fact that they’re already famous in China. I think it would help the actress’ international career. Plus, I think budget wise Disney knows that it’ll help with the Chinese box office for them since they have an established Chinese star as their main character.
I always feel like i never watch enough movies as it is, and it’s true… i always re-watch the same shows and movies. These are my favorite picks of 2015.
A Most Violent Year was a slow burner with beautiful shots and 80′s era-aesthetics.. Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac work so well together, and this film was/is so under-appreciated because the lead is an actual good guy, throughout the whole film. Entertainment has been stuck on rooting for the bad guys that you almost find yourself looking to see where Isaac’s character was going to go wrong. Definitely worth watching for the last scene and Isaac’s quote in the dinner table scene.
Mommy already had me from the moment I finished previous Dolan films. I didn’t know what to expect when i went, and was even more confused when the theater attendant said the way the movie was shot was intentional and would soon make sense… it was so worth it. I think everyone I follow agrees that there’s absolutely no one who can do what Dolan does. It’s frustrating as hell to know how young he is and the ability he has to write so deeply about a variety of things. He’s got an eye for cinematography, and ear for fucking fantastic music, and a mind that writes like no other. I left that theater in awe and goosebump-ridden from the last scene/use of music.
The Hateful Eight was not high on my list of movies to watch in 2015. I don’t like Westerns, Django was a let down, and i’ve kind of gotten bored of Tarantino due to all the infatuation on this website tbh. I mean it’s a lot, but I understand it for the most part. Watching this was such an experience.. the fucking music oh my god. So good, and I never give much thought in QT’s films about much of his music even though some have become iconic. It was so perfectly fitting and new, I was living for it. Every frame every second was so well thought out and had the most beautiful use of landscape (first part). The story/characters were incredible and sooo Tarantino like in the best way. I think I was deprived of something signature of his and I finally got it. My only problem was the overuse of the N word which was highly unnecessary and really uncomfortable to hear.
It Follows popped up in an article on my homepage saying it’s the scariest movie that’s come in the last couple of years. Read the synopsis… nope I thought I was gonna pass it up and move on. Kept seeing articles on it and gave in. Went to a screening with the director and writers about a week later and had really low hopes. I was seated in a full house with incredible sound and let me tell you I almost shat my pants a couple of times. If you’ve seen it, you already know hands fucking down the door/hall scene is fucking SCARY. I felt like my soul left my body when I watched it. For a newcomer, this movie is flawless. So rich in color, incredible use of landscape which was in Detroit, but was also switched from a rustic abandoned setting to a suburban neighborhood. It keeps you on edge and has you wondering what the fuck is going on. The most incredible thing to come out of this was the score by Disasterpeace. The whole soundtrack is a horror music dream. It’s got obvious Carpenter themes but so original it’s something I listen to ALL the time. I’m still obsessed with this movie, I think I always will be.
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night came outta left field and will always be an under-appreciated favorite. Black and white works so beautifully esp. when it’s a vampire film set in modern times. Music is definitely key and is to be listened to whenever, because it’s just that great. Women vampires should really be a thing, just not the Twilight kind.
Lost River, you already know. If you’ve been following me forever you know my deep struggles with this movie and how much i begged and pleaded to watch it. NWR is a huge love of mine and hearing that Ryan Gosling (his bf) was making a film, I knew it was going to have some nwr bits. Not only were websites saying it was like NWR, but also compared it to Lynch, Korine, and Noé.. the fucking best at surrealist/auteur film makers. It was bashed and hated on over and over and I knew it was going to be good. It had me so fucking in love when I finally did get around to it. It’s a simple, simple story with grim fairytale themes. Neon colors, Ben’s dancing, the town’s settings, the relationship between Ian and Saoirse’s character.. I want to live in that movie forever. I’ve read everything about it, yet there isn’t much, It’s still such a weird film and something no one has talked about since and I live for it. It’s the movie I would have made if I was ever given the chance.
Ex Machina was/is so clean and crisp it’s like breathing new air or s/t. Sounds cheesy, I know. But JC made such a fantastic role for Alicia and knocked it out of the park in terms of how the AI looked. So stunning, esp. in close up shots. The film has you rooting for one person and in a matter of a scene it changes completely. You know it’s good when I have yet to fully realize Alicia isn’t that AI from the movie.. I will always see her as one.
The Revenant fed my crops, gave me food, and nurtured my soul in terms of cinematography. Emmanuel gave me goosebumps and had me saying wow repeatedly under my breath a couple of times. I’ve only ever felt like that when I saw Children Of Men which is also his work. It’s undeniable he’s created the best shots of our time. His work with Alejandro is only proof of that. 2 hours of jaw dropping scenery was enough, but Leo and Tom are a fucking force together. Leo will never seize to amaze me. He’s become a meme, but in reality we all know his work is out of this world and commitment is something that isn’t seen much anymore in Hollywood. You always think he’s outdone himself with the last role, but he keeps fucking your shit up. He deserves the award, he deserves it all.
The Lobster had the weirdest description, but on the other hand it was the Dogtooth guy so why are acting surprised? It was exactly as described and more. I laughed my fucking ass off along with the whole theater which had a capacity of 600 ppl. Ben Whishaw and John C. Reilly are the best comical bit and so good together despite such a random pair. I don’t know what to say without spoiling it. It’s my favorite film of the year and has that uncomfortable Lanthimos scene(s) which is worth watching for let alone.
to wrap it up… i’m always a slut for cinematography and original scores, bye!
A year ago, you couldn’t have convinced us that we’d be running a writing blog that just just hit 3,000 followers, but here we are! Thank you guys so much, each and every one of you, for sticking around here with us through the craziness that the past year has brought to this blog. We love y’all! (Please excuse the banner that was made in like two seconds omg I’ve never made one before lol)
Anyway, in light of our most recent follower milestone, we’ve decided to host a writing challenge! We’ve seen so many different, super cool challenges floating around lately, so we came up with the idea to do movie AUs! Below the cut, you’ll find the rules for this particular challenge, followed by a list of 75 movies that we came up with off the tops of our heads in like 20 minutes.This is a long post, our apologies; but in order to avoid everyone asking questions and general confusion, we tried to include everything we could think of. Please read entirely before entering the challenge, thanks!
Hope y’all decide to join and have some fun with us here at Stark Tower!
A summary & opinions post re: what we know about Dunkirk so far
About Harry’s Role
At the end of the day, this is what most of us want to know. Is his role a large one? Will his character survive? Those sort of questions. The good thing is, now that Dunkerque’s filming has been completed, we now have a better idea about how to answer them.
First of all, the very fact that Harry turned up in Dunkerque at all to film is good news. The movie won’t just start on the beaches – these characters will surely have a hell of a journey beforehand, trying to escape and fight back against the Germans, becoming separated from their units and trying to buy themselves time. The first and only real glimpse we had of Harry was during his outfit fitting, where he was wearing a life jacket. This is a soldier who WILL make it out to the beaches. He’s going to survive at least half of the movie.
You could question whether he’ll only be introduced at a later point, I guess, however he has also by this stage sustained an injury to his hand, which we will surely get to witness happening. It’s also interesting to note that he was seen wearing a different military jacket to the other actors, which caused some confusion to say the least! Even Scottish Military historians claimed the jacket was actually from WW1 and Scottish, but who knows what was going on with that?!
Harry participated in filming on at least 3 of the filming weeks between the 23rd May and the 17th June, so he’s definitely been filming a lot without us seeing exactly what was going on. The question now is, will he attempt to escape on a sinking ship?
The Large Ships
A number of large ships have been used in this movie, and none of these were actually involved in the evacuation. Because of this, they have all been repainted to portray real ones. The real ships being portrayed so far are HMS Vivacious (D36), HMS Vanquisher (D54), HMS Basilisk (H11), HMS Jaguar (F34) and a hospital ship, possibly portraying the hospital ship Paris. Oddly, another ship is labelled as J22, which would make her the HMS Britomart – a ship that did take part in WW2, but was not present during the evacuation.
The ships chosen certainly had a bumpy ride: Vivacious survived but lost 15 of her crew when the Germans fired on her, but the Vanquisher also survived and made 7 successful trips to and from Dunkirk to save soldiers. The HMS Basilisk was not so lucky. She sank after 3 attacks by German bombers, but some of her crew were saved by another destroyer ship called Whitehall. The Jaguar survived and aided the rescue of soldiers from the sunken SS Abukir, from which around 200 men are thought to have died.
The hospital ship, as mentioned, hasn’t got any identifying features, however a recent interview with her crew informed us that she too will perish. The hospital ship Paris is known to have sunk during the evacuation, and although nurses and soldiers did survive, those who were not walking wounded had no means of escape.
Because Harry has been seen so little during filming, it’s hard to make suggestions about his likelihood of escape. What we do know is that he was seen filming on the East Mole, a structure used by the majority of those who were evacuated (rather than the actual beaches). He featured in the same scenes as Kenneth Branagh, who in my opinion is playing Captain Bill Tennant, the man who organised the evacuation from Dunkirk (alongside his colleagues Vice-Admiral Ramsay etc. who were busy with the planning over in Dover). It was Tennant’s idea to use the Mole in the first place. One eye witness did suggest Harry was seen filming close to the hospital ship and the ship was positioned by the Mole for some of the filming. An explosion was filmed on board, but the actual sinking will be filmed later using a model. I would suggest if Harry does board it, he’ll survive.
On the subject of Kenneth Branagh, the Little Ship MTB102 was also seen filming. A search on its history notes that the ship was used by Rear Admiral Wake-Walker and a man who could have been playing him appeared to greet Kenneth’s character on the East Mole.
So I mentioned Kenneth Branagh, but what about the other actors?
Harry definitely won’t be the only actor who’ll need to do some swimming. Fionn and Aneurin were recently pictured with their tops off having surely just been in the water and about to dry off. In fact, these two have been seen in a lot of the public filming. I always presumed Fionn had a fairly large role in Dunkirk – he was long hinted to be a lead during the early press, and given that he’s a complete newcomer to movies that would be a very random mistake to make! The press release listed him alongside the most well-known actors in the movie including Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh, while the others, including Tom Glynn-Carney who is also a newcomer, were listed on a second line. Clearly Fionn has a lot to do.
It appears as though Fionn and Aneurin’s characters are stragglers who have made their way to the beaches after running into a few problems – they were seen attempting to jump over a gate to escape bullets during scenes filmed on the inner streets of Dunkerque. Leaflets were also seen dropping on them from German aircraft, the sort asking them to surrender as they were surrounded. Fionn was seen filming alongside some of the extras playing French soldiers as well as French actor Damien Bonnard. In another scene, Fionn and Aneurin were acting as stretcher-bearers, and in another, Fionn was seen lying across a part of the East Mole’s structure. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what’s going on, but Fionn & Aneurin have stuck together for a lot of the filming that has taken place. In comparison, it seems as if Harry has been filming scenes as a lone soldier among extras. Except for sharing the same costume fitting, I don’t believe he has been known to share any scenes with them.
Except from an eye-witness account from an extra, Jack Lowden doesn’t appear to have shown up during filming yet. If the extra is wrong, it does make me question whether his character perishes before he makes it this far.
James D’Arcy was seen filming as some kind of higher ranked soldier assisting Kenneth’s character, while Mark Rylance may have finally turned up towards the end of filming – on board a faux Dunkirk Little Ship called Moonstone alongside Tom Glynn-Carney and Barry Keoghan. This was a really important part to learn – the little ships were not involved until a couple of days into the evacuation, meaning these civillian characters will not get involved until quite a way into the movie. Even more importantly, Tom GC and Barry Keoghan were ruled out as soldiers, meaning the only “young” soldiers possibly left from the main cast we’re aware of so far are Harry, Jack, Fionn and Aneurin. Regarding the fate of Moonstone, seeing as she was not really involved in the evacuation, Nolan could choose to do whatever he wants with her. Both the Little Ship characters in the 1958 Dunkirk movie and the 2004 BBC series had a terrible fate. From memory, the 1958 ship broke down and the older civilian died on the beach. The 2004 one ended up being towed and was hit by a mine, killing all on board. Survival chances aren’t too great for those 3 on board, I’d say, unfortunately!
What about the actors who haven’t been seen yet?
As we know, Harry did a really good job of hiding, and therefore we cannot just conclude for sure that Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy have not filmed anything yet. It is however a fact that they have had some other projects to work on – Tom Hardy, for example, has just concluded work on Taboo. Rumours have now emerged that Tom H will play a pilot. This marries up with the claims that a catapult will be used in Urk to launch a replica Spitfire into the sea with an almighty crash. Probably doesn’t sound good, but somehow, some of the pilots did survive!
Cillian still remains a complete mystery. As soon as we get any inkling, I’ll be sure to let you know what I think.
Anything else to note?
The filming in Dunkerque has been nothing short of spectacular. Over 1000 extras were said to be hired, lining the beaches and the East Mole awaiting their escape, wading through the water to reach the Little Ships and even running away from gunfire and explosions. Lots of Dunkirk Little Ships were involved, including real ones from the actual evacuation including the larger Princess Elizabeth. She was used as a minesweeper at the time and was seen positioned by the mole for some of the filming.
A mixture of real aircraft and models were used to portray the battles above the beaches and a number of buildings in Dunkerque were transformed into restaurants and houses of the time. The Kursaal theatre was turned into a factory by the beach. Over 7000 sandbags were used along the streets. The attention to detail for this movie was obvious and amazing.
I’ve already mentioned the Spitfire crash rumour & Tom Hardy’s possible link to that, but the focus of filming next in Urk is on the open water. As yet unidentified ships will take part in the filming in Urk. The Rogaland (hospital ship) has gone home at least, as have the real Little Ships. We do know that the extras have been asked to provide evidence that they are strong swimmers, and the other main rumour is that a ship has been modified to sink especially for the movie. Christopher Nolan’s aim to avoid CGI and use real models and replicas continues to astonish me in a good way!
We also know that Harry is CONFIRMED to film in Urk, which begs the question whether he’ll actually be on board the ship in question. As for the other actors, we don’t yet know if Fionn and Aneurin will make their way to Urk for filming, but I would suggest it is quite likely, especially for Fionn. It has been suggested locally that Harry and Tom H will both be in secret private housing away from the rest of the cast.
Summary: Instead of heading for a career in acting, Dylan becomes a YouTube star (well, the number of subscriptions on his channel says so, he vehemently disagrees) with a less than subtle crush on one Tyler Hoechlin, a newcomer on the indie movie scene. With Dylan’s popularity resulting in invitations to run interviews on red carpets, he knows it’s only a matter of time before he runs into Tyler. What he’s not expecting is meddling friends (really, he should’ve known) and how the actual meeting plays out.
A/N: This is a (very belated, so sorry) birthday present for sinyhale, who poked at a plot bunny and fic happened. Happy birthday, hon! A/N #2: This fic also has pretty, thanks to aredblush. Click HERE for her adorable art <3
Warning: I have exactly zero knowledge of YouTubers and how things work there, so please consider about everything regarding the community creative license on my part. Apologies for any and all inaccuracies.
there YouTube, Dylan signing on again!”
fiddling with the camera, the new one that he just got that morning, but he’s
still not all that happy with the settings. The only reason he got it was
because the subscriptions on his channel were getting higher, and he figured
that he owes the viewers better quality than the inbuilt one he’s been using
anyway, straight to the point… or not so straight, maybe,” he winks at the
camera as he says the words.
A comiXologist Recommends: Jen Keith recommends Magneto #9
The Marvel universe approaches its next big event in the “March to AXIS” with the dreaded Red Skull’s crimes against mutantkind in Magneto #9. Cullen Bunn’s (cullenbunn) intense writing and Gabriel Hernandez Walta with art as gritty and brooding as the title character provide a series not to be missed.
Following the aftermath of the Avengers vs. X-Men event, Magneto lost much of his ability as “Master of Magnetism” upon being hit by the Phoenix force possessing Cyclops. With only a shadow of his immense power remaining, Magneto sets out to discover and conquer the widespread injustices plaguing his fellow mutants. This series is a great jumping off point for newcomers, fans of the movie universe’s X-Men: First Class, or seasoned readers looking for a great insight into a fascinating character.
When faced with intolerable cruelty and the blind eye of S.H.I.E.L.D., do the violent ends justify the means? We see much of the story through Magneto’s gray area point of view with near constant inner monologue; the ofttimes villain and enraged hero of his story waxes poetic without illusions as to his own failures. In this issue, Magneto’s self-loathing guides us through intermittent and hauntingly blue-washed flashbacks of his horrific experience in the Holocaust’s concentration camps (see his origin story in the excellent Magneto: Testament that parallel the hideous prison in Genosha of the Red Skull’s making. Red Skull’s horrors know no bounds when he reveals his use for (part of) Magneto’s deceased friend, Professor Charles Xavier.
While there is plenty of action, I really appreciate Magneto’s struggle to overcome his opponents through subterfuge, strategy, and the infamy of his reputation. This combined with the introspection and quiet moments balancing the dark and gruesome tone make this one of my favorite ongoing Marvel series right now, and I couldn’t recommend it more.
Up Close and Personal with Dylan O'Brien: The ‘Maze Runner’ Star Talks Movies, Making It, and More
Dylan O'Brien’s big brown eyes widen as he looks up at a massive concrete cross section of the maze, a living puzzle he’s set to conquer. A large camera zooms in on his face, coated in a thin layer of dirt, as he adjusts the collar of his blue shirt. The now 22-year-old is filming The Maze Runner—Wes Ball’s adventure thriller based on James Dashner’s best-selling YA book of the same name—on location in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. From the highway you’d never know that inside this colossal warehouse (a former Sam’s Club), fall’s hottest flick is deep in production.
“We have eight weeks and 30 million dollars,” Dylan says to me, catching his breath between takes, nodding at the massive labyrinth set he just came from. We’re sitting in director’s chairs under a sign that reads pharmacy. He adds, “If we pull it off, people will be like, 'How the hell did they do that?’” A tight schedule means long, exhausting days and very little sleep for the young star. But he doesn’t mind: “This will forever be one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.”
It almost never happened, though. Dylan has said that Ball initially thought his hair was “too MTV” for the role. It’s true—Dylan’s MTV ties run deep. He’s beloved to television audiences for his best-friend role as Stiles Stilinski on the network’s hit show Teen Wolf, recently renewed for a fifth season. But he’s not confined to the small screen. “I’ve always wanted to do action movies,” Dylan says. “I’m a huge Indiana Jones fan. And now I know firsthand that if a stunt coordinator offers you a pad to wear or land on, you take the pad. I throw my body around like a rag doll!”
His character, Thomas, is an ordinary teen who wakes up in a strange place, with no memory of who he is or how he got there. He’s surrounded by about 30 other boys (the Gladers), who learn to survive in a self-sustaining community while attempting to find a way out of the ever-changing and fatal maze that surrounds it. “In my mind, he’s the quintessential hero,” Dylan says. “Thomas discovers he has this courage inside of him that he learns how to access—it’s really fun to watch.”
The cast—who lives together in a local, no-frills extended-stay hotel—features a bevy of Young Hollywood’s brightest, including Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Ki Hong Lee. “We have a great vibe on our set,” Dylan says. “I host rehearsals outside my hotel room every night, and we’ll all run our scenes for the next day. I have a little buddy relationship with every single one of them.” But even with his penchant for over-preparedness, the actor didn’t have time to train for his Runner role. He’d finished shooting Teen Wolf in Los Angeles and, a week later, packed up and headed to Baton Rouge. “I worked with my stunt double for only a few days in preproduction,” he says. “But I felt it suited Thomas to not be in amazing shape.”
Dylan may be a newcomer to the action-movie scene, but he’s no stranger to mazes. Growing up in Springfield Township, New Jersey, he recalls visiting the Liberty Science Center in fifth grade and going through its Touch Tunnel. “It freaked me out so much,” he says. “You have to crawl through a pitch-black tunnel, and people would have random panic attacks. Mazes are crazy beasts.” Luckily he’s found a way to cope. “As an actor, I always feel protected in our maze, interestingly enough,” he says.
After graduating from Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California (he moved to Cali at age 12), Dylan considered pursuing sports broadcasting and eventually becoming a commentator for—or the general manager of—the Mets. (His bio on Twitter solely states: “long suffering Mets fan.”) “I ended up receiving a surprise scholarship for sports broadcasting from YouTube videos I’d posted,” he says. “It’s so crazy how I ended up acting.”
On the set in front of us, the crew arranges large props and places hay and dirt on the ground for the next take. In the scene, Thomas becomes a Runner—one of the few to go out into the maze when the doors open in the morning and return before the doors close at nightand battles larger-than-life Grievers (machinelike creatures that live in the maze and have a deadly sting). “I love sprinting,” Dylan says, “but I hate long-distance running. Isn’t that funny?”
The star, who values his privacy (he keeps his relationship with actress Britt Robertson, whom he met while filming the rom-com The First Time, under wraps), says he’s hopeful for a sequel and is very passionate about the movie, which he’s been chronicling on Twitter for the past year (“and I never tweet anything”). “I’m 22 and still think I’m young as an actor. I have so much to learn,” he says. A production assistant comes over, and in a flash Dylan’s back in the maze. Next stop: the Rubik’s Cube that is superstardom. I know he’ll navigate it extraordinarily.
“You. Met. Me,” she echoed, absorbing it into her brain and into her heart, I hoped. We’d been together for a fair amount of time, considering she was never meant to be anything more than a fling, a couple of nights of passion to satisfy an urge. But her response to me was so addictive. When she was with me, she was there entirely, committed, engaged in the moment, connected to me physically, emotionally.
I’d never felt that level of interaction with another girlfriend, lover, woman, friend… person, to be honest.
My Abigail clung to me because she was so desperate for human contact, and in a way, she might have used me at first too. The celebrity and the fangirl, but we stepped away from that into a deeper more meaningful relationship, and it was completely unintentional. We both dropped our guards and opened up emotionally to the other…
At Walmart they have a christmas tree decorated with children’s wish lists. You can grab one, by the shit, give the shit to customer service, the kid gets the shit for christmas. Cool deal yeah?
I grabbed two wish lists; one for an eight year old boy, one for an eight year old girl. Both said, “any toys.”
Being a huge nerd without a butt ton of money. I thought I’d get them each an Avengers action figure. I thought Cap and Black Widow sounded cool.
I had loads of shit to choose from. There were dozens of Hulk, Ironman, Hawkeye, and Captain America action figures. Also there was tons of related merchandise for them. Gloves, hats, weapons, etc, etc.
Just one character missing. Can we guess? Can we venture a fucking educated god damn guess? Not only no action figure, nothing at all. So, I looked for Scarlet Witch as well? Any Scarlet Witch shit? Nope (although that I can understand a little more. I don’t think I saw merchandise for any of the movie newcomers.)
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Movie Newcomer of the Year // see caps for more details
6 awards in 6 months, with many more to come. You’ve just started your career, and yet you have already achieved so much. You deserve each and every one of these awards, and more, because they are tokens of my, and all of 鹿饭’s, love and support for you. Keep working hard, stay healthy, and stand proudly on stage while accepting all the awards in the future. 鹿晗，加油♥
150420 #HAPPYLUHANDAY Happy birthday to our handsome deer with a voice as sweet as honey. To the man who returned home, who is slowly taking the entertainment and business world one step at a time and attaining grazed knees from his love for soccer in return. Congratulations Luhan! We’re able to send you well wishes following your win for movie newcomer of the year and are very proud of your perseverance in achieving the goals you set yourself. Supporting your projects in the days to come! Thank you for continuing to do the most you can for your fans. You will always hold a place in our heart and we wish you all the best! 我真的为你感到骄傲 ♡ 生日快乐!