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“Hwarang” Kim Taehyung comments, “As my first acting role, I felt pressured but happy”

BTS V (real name: Kim Taehyung) has provided a few words after concluding his first acting role in the Monday-Tuesday KBS 2TV drama “Hwarang.”

On February 15th, Kim Taehyung spoke through his company BigHit Entertainment to comment that ‘“Hwarang” was a very enlightening yet unforgettable and wonderful experience for me. For me to laugh and cry with my character Hansung, and also live as Hansung made me very happy. I hope that Hansung’s sincerity was also able to reach the audience as well.”

He continued to say: “As it was my first attempt at acting, I felt very burdened and worried a lot. I’d like to thank Park Seo Jun, Park Hyung Shik, Choi Minho, Do Ji Han, Jo Yoon Yoo, Kim Hyun Joon, Sung Dong-Il, the director, the writer, and the site staff for teaching me a lot and helping me so that we could finish the filming happily. I’m very thankful.”

To finish, Kim Taehyung said he’d like to sincerely thank everyone who cheered on and loved Hansung. He asked that they remember his character for a long time and to give a lot of love to “Hwarang” until the end.

In the KBS 2TV Monday-Tuesday drama “Hwarang”, Kim Taehyung plays a bright, angel-like and pure boy named Hansung who follows lead role Sun Woo Rang (Park Seo Jun) around while showing off his cute charms.

What especially brought laughter to those watching at home was seeing Kim Taehyung’s usual bright and innocent personality show through Hansung’s drama character. Giving the enthusiastic performance needed to portray a young man who was bearing the weight of having to revive his family, Kim Taehyung successfully concluded his first attempt at acting.

Meanwhile, Kim Taehyung is currently garnering substantial popularity after his group BTS released the title track “Spring Day” from “WINGS: Supplementary Story” on February 13th, with the track reaching 1st place on the country’s music charts.  

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On this day in music history: February 13, 1983 - Marvin Gaye performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 33rd NBA All-Star Game at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Just ten days before winning two Grammy Awards for his comeback smash “Sexual Healing”, the R&B legend sings the National Anthem prior the All-Star Game airing on the CBS television network. Working with his frequent musical collaborator and brother-in-law, guitarist Gordon Banks, Gaye and Banks craft a highly distinctive and stripped down version of “The Star Spangled Banner”, played on keyboards and a Roland TR-808 drum machine. Not having performed in front of an audience in several years, Marvin’s legendary stage fright resurfaces during rehearsals, causing NBA officials to worry as to whether the singer will be able to pull it together. However, all concerns are quickly forgotten when Gaye strides confidently out to center court, impeccably dressed and wearing dark shades. Marvins’ effortlessly soulful and smooth performance draws enthusiastic hollers and screams from the crowd throughout, ending in thunderous applause throughout the arena. The performance goes down in history as one of the most memorable and beloved renditions of the National Anthem by any artist. Following the game, the footage of Gaye’s performance is rebroadcast on major news outlets, and later becomes the first video shown on the newly launched music video channel VH-1 on January 1, 1985. The video is included in the “Motown On Showtime” program  on the late singer released in 1988. The audio portion of Marvin Gaye’s “Star Spangled Banner” is released on the CD box set “Marvin Gaye - The Master (1961 - 1984)” in 1995.

170402 VIXX Japan Twitter Compilation

@RealVIXX_Japan:

STARLIGHTの皆さま、こんにちは。
お待たせいたしました。先週に続いて、ファンミーティングの思い出を少しだけ一緒に振り返ってみたいと思います。
まずは絵と同じポーズをつくるミッション!
6人の見事なチームワークを見せてくれました。
#VIXX #思い出 #VIXX王子

Hello Starlights. Thanks for waiting. Continuing from last week, let’s look back over a few memories from the fan meetings together. First is the mission to create the same pose as the picture! The 6 of them showed their outstanding teamwork.
#VIXX #Memories #VIXXPrinces

続いて告白ミッション。
こちらはレオとヒョギがカルビ丼の‟カルビ”役と‟ごはん(丼)”役を熱演(?!)したシーン。。
#VIXX #思い出 #VIXX王子

Next is the confession mission. This was the enthusiastic performance(?!) by Leo and Hyuk playing the roles of “galbi” and “rice bowl” of a galbi rice bowl..
#VIXX #Memories #VIXXPrinces

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You know what I need? I need Even to catch Isak rapping quite loudly in the kitchen as he cuts up carrots for breakfast . Even captures Isak’s hilariously enthusiastic performance on camera and decides that the whole world needs to see this and so he gets an Instagram just so he can show off his boyfriend’s rapping skills at 8 in the morning.

BTS Reacts to You Singing Obnoxiously Loud in the Shower

Hey guys! A new day, a new reaction, I guess. I have a few requests, but there’s always room for more! Inbox me any reactions that you would like to see!

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     Anonymous:  Bts reacts to their S/O singing obnoxiously loud in the shower.


1. Jin 

     As long as you’re not doing it super late at night, he owuld probably find it cute. If he knew the song, he might hum or quietly sing along. When you get out, he won’t say much about it.

     “Cute, Jagi,” He says as you walk passed, grinning.

2. Suga

     Suga would be less than amused. He’s a stickler for perfection, so he’s probably dying on the inside. If he was trying to nap, he might even get angry. He would definitely say something about it.

     “Make sure no one is home next time you do that. I prefer my ears as they are,” He mutters, his expression bordering on anger.

3. J-Hope

     J-Hope would find it hilarious. He would dance around, just happy that you’re singing at all. He strikes me as someone who would find everything his Jagi did adorable. When you came out, he would probably still be dancing and singing just as obnoxiously as you were.

     “Jagi, come duet with me! It’s incomplete without your voice! Please?” He would resort to aegyo in hopes that you’ll join him.

4. Rap Monster

     Rapmon would immediately join in, giving an extremely enthusiastic performance. In doing so, he would most likely knock something over. You would end up coming out while he’s cleaning it up, still singing loudly and off key.

     “What? I didn’t mean to break it, okay? I’ll get you a new on, I promise,” He looks sheepish as he finished cleaning up.

5. Jimin

     Jimin would be amused by your singing. Depending on what songs you were singing along to, he might quietly sing along. He would definitely tease you about it when you got out.

     “Are you okay, Jagi? It sounded like there was a dying cat in there,” Jimin’s expression is amused as he tries to hold in his laughter.

6. V

     V would be cracking up instantly. He found it hilarious that you were able to sing like that. He might try to see if he could match what you were doing. He would be dancing around and wouldn’t notice you come out.

     “How do you do that with your voice? It’s so strange,” He would be genuinely curious.

7. Jungkook

     Jungkook is the other member I see cringing throughout the entire experience. He would end up putting his headphones in, shutting out you singing until you come out.

     “Huh? What did you expect, Jagi? That was terrifying,” Jungkook teases, attempting to keep his expression neutral and failing.


It’s not too long, but I hope you enjoyed it! Inbox me any requests you have!

Under the Mistletoe

pairing: daveed x reader

summary:  reader invites hot neighbor daveed to the christmas party and s t u f f happens

warnings: swearing, alcohol mention, smut, hair pulling, face fucking, praise kink

word count: 1,900

a/n: HEY MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE IF YOu celebrate Christmas and if not I hope you have a delightful day anyway i was going to queue this to post later but nah it’s 4:30 AM i need a nap okay love u bye


“It’s open!” You call toward the front door from the kitchen, wiping your hands on the edge of your apron. You push the gingerbread house away from the edge of the counter and walk out of the kitchen to see who’s shown up an hour early to your party.

As you’re walking through the doorway, your reindeer antler headband catches on a particularly low strand of lights and clatters to the floor.

“Uh oh,” Daveed laughs. “Dasher down.”

You raise an eyebrow at him, “I’m actually Vixen, thank you.” You bend down to pick your antlers up and slide them back on your head.

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I wanna be the very best.

One long night after a long hard patrol.
Bruce had stalked off God knows where pulling off his cowl as he grumbled to himself.

Dick was tugging a furious Damian towards the showers who was spitting feathers about being given observation duty.

This left Tim and Jason stood in the Cave throwing each other sideways glances. Awkward didn’t quite cover it.
Tim slipped off to go do whatever Tim did on the Batcomputer (It’s best not to ask)
Jason slunk off to start packing up his gear. Instead of just packing away his guns he began slyly removing the rubber bullets and loading live ammo. (Again, it’s best not to ask)

‘I am the best like no one else ever was. I am the son of Batman I will not be sidelined -’
Damian’s ranting at Dick caught the pairs attention before it trailed off again into incomprehensible echoes.

'I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was.’ Jason mocked under his breath as he zipped up his duffle bag.
'To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause.’ Tim sang under his breath, a malicious smirk spreading across his face as he carried on typing.
'I will travel across the land, searching far and wide.’ The pair sang in unison, both turning to give the other a cautious look that dared the other to do what they were going to do.
A chair screeched and a bag clattered to the ground.
'Each Pokemon, to understand, the power that’s inside!’
Jason’s lips turned up slightly and Tim, well Tim just 'fanboyed’.

Dick finally managed to get Damian showered and calmed down. Dragging his little brother along, he returned to the main part of the Cave to find Bruce doing the impossible. He looked, shocked and possibly heartbroken.
Moving to stand next to him Dick soon saw the reason why Bruce’s jaw was hitting the floor.

Tim and Jason were singing and dancing about on the training mats. Baseball caps had appeared from who knows where, which both were wearing back to front with huge, very out of character, grins.
Finishing the verse they were singing the pair flipped onto the vaulting horse. Two fists flew up into the air for an enthusiastic performance of the chorus.

'Pokemon (Gotta catch 'em all), it’s you and me.
I know it’s my destiny! Pokemon! Oh you’re my best friend, in a world we must defend!’

'Grayson? What- what are they doing? I fear Drake and Todd had finally completely lost all grip on their sanity.’ Damian muttered, watching the tacky dance moves that matched the tacky singing in horror. 'What’s Pokemon?’

Dick looked like he was going to melt into a puddle of goo.
'It’s before you’re time Little D. They’re bonding over 90’s TV.’
Grinning Dick brushed away the tear in his eye as Jason and Tim turned to hold hands and reach for he sky.

'You teach me and I’ll teach you. Pokemon (Gotta catch 'em all!)’

That was until Jason saw he had an audience. Promptly pushing Tim off the horse he stormed off, duffle bag over his shoulder.
'Jokes over, Replacement.’
'Sure thing.’ Tim mumbled in reply.

Hello Popee the Performer enthusiasts! I thought I would finally post a showcase of all the masks I made for my Kedamono cosplay! Sorry the video drags on a for a bit, I made five of them! They’re a little hard to get straight, but otherwise I managed to make the mask interchangeable like I wanted to! I’ll post full-body photos later.

If you live in the New Orleans area, be sure to catch me at Mechacon 2015! For more posts regarding the process of making this cosplay, feel free to pop by the “cosplay life” tag on my blog.  

Baby’s Coming...Now

Requested: Can u write an imagine where Shawn (in his 20s) is performing on stage and his wife goes into labor (she can either be at the concert or somewhere else) thanks!

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Looking down at your pregnant belly, you can’t even believe how lucky you are. Twenty feet away your husband is performing for an enthusiastic crowd, and you’re enjoying every minute of getting to watch him do what he was made to do. You’re due in two weeks, and you couldn’t ask for a better husband to go through this pregnancy with. Standing up, you’re bouncing around to your husband’s music when you feel liquid running down your legs. Immediately, you know your water broke. That means the baby is coming. You knew that you should have been prepared for this, being so close to your due date and all, but you didn’t think the baby would be coming so soon. You thought he’d at least wait until within a week of his expected time, but apparently he isn’t really in the mood to listen.

“Andrew,” You turn, shouting back for Shawn’s manager. “My water broke!”

Andrew looks both shocked and terrified, apparently not prepared for this to happen right now either. “Okay, can you walk? We have to get you to a hospital!”

“Shawn, what about Shawn?” You ask, as Andrew ushers you out.

Just as you ask about Shawn, Andrew’s already talking into a mic that goes directly into Shawn’s in-ears. “Y/n’s water broke. The baby’s coming Shawn.” And a second later, you hear Shawn speak into the mic for the whole arena to hear. “Oh my god, my wife is having a baby! I have to go. I love you, I’m so sorry I didn’t get to finish this, but I’m about to be a dad!” You can hear the excitement and giddiness in his voice, and it matches the feelings in your heart. By the time he says the last part he’s already off the stage, running towards you.

You’re still freaking out quite a bit, this being your first pregnancy, all of it is terrifying and nerve wracking, but at least now you have your husband by your side.

“I’m here, y/n. Let’s get you to the hospital, okay baby? I got you. This is it, we’re gonna be parents.” He says, holding your hand, speaking into your ear and ushering you out of the arena to the waiting car.

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[Fancam] Precious fancam of BTS reacting to GOT7 (+VIxx) ><

You can really tell how close they are to each other, BTS made sure to stand when GOT7 was performing and were enthusiastically dancing and singing to the song even though it was only them. GOT7 too during MAMAs were dancing really hard and cheering for BTS. Both groups also cheered each other on when they won awards. Seeing a friendship between these two groups like this is so heartwarming, especially in this tough cut industry. I hope their friendship grows because all of the boys are so precious and genuinely good hearted. And like the boys I hope ARMY’s and IGOT7s have warm fandom relations as sister fandoms~.

Some Descendants Headcannons

Jay has a small lamp key chain that he fidgets with when he’s nervous, stressed, or thinking. He rubs his thumb over the surface of it almost subconsciously as he goes about his life, and he always has the trinket on him. It was a gift from Evie for his birthday and he silently dubs it as the best gift he’s ever gotten, although he’ll never tell Evie that. (She knows).


Mal becomes a bit of a fashion icon, much to her confusion. She finds pictures of herself in magazines, both with and without Ben, with descriptions of her outfit and where to buy certain pieces for cheaper, or how to find a hair dye with similar hues to her own. She soon has to walk the streets with sunglasses and hats to avoid being mobbed by ‘fans’. Mal has absolutely no idea how this happened, and whenever the paparazzi asks her for a statement she continually insists that she’s not a celebrity or an it girl or a fashion icon. The next day when The Mirror comes out with a new issue with the words, ‘Mal is not only beautiful but humble!’ with Mal’s full quote and picture beneath it, she actually face palms in exasperation.


Ben misses a lot of school due on his new found duties as King, and he actually misses quite a few key concepts. But instead of enlisting one of the kingdoms many royal tutors, Ben asks Evie to help him with his classes, both in an attempt to get closer to her as a friend and because he knows how intelligent he is. Ben actually thrives under Evie’s teaching style, and he actually ends up getting better grades than he did when he was actually going to school.


Evie becomes a Candy Striper, both for the cute outfit and for the learning opportunity. She actually really likes medicine and medical magic, and she’s always carefully studying the doctor’s equipment and clipboards when they’re not looking. She becomes quite enamored with coma recovery and medical procedures, and it’s then that she realizes that she wants to help these people. While the Evil Queen was the one to put people to sleep, Evie is the one determined to pull them out of it.


Carlos actually can’t sing very well. He’s horrible and he knows it, but he likes to do it anyways. Jay cannot even count the amount of ties he’s come home to Carlos blasting music and performing to Dude with intricate dance moves and off-key singing. He’ll usually let Carlos finish a couple of songs before he lets himself be known, and he actually has a couple embarrassing videos of some of Carlos’ more enthusiastic performances saved on his phone, something that he occasionally teasingly holds over Carlos’ head.

Okay, I’m going to preface this by saying that it’s just as good if Mr. Smiley and Mr. Frowny were just good male friends and not gay. But at the same time, I thought that the pause Mr. Smiley had while saying, “We used to have a… routine” seemed to imply something deeper.

And I would presume that they were probably quite close too, since the comparison that Mr. Smiley makes is that Mr. Frowny was still sad on-stage, which could simply be a literal comparison between when they were practicing alone versus when they were performing to an enthusiastic audience, but could also be an personal/public comparison, that Mr. Frowny was always so sad in regular life that Mr. Smiley hoped that applause from a successful performance would make him happy, but he just couldn’t.

That’s the bottom line. A defining feature of this relationship is that Mr. Smiley couldn’t make Mr. Frowny happy, no matter how much he wanted to and tried. And so they split apart, because it wasn’t working. Which doesn’t make much sense for a professional relationship, because the opposing dynamics are what make them successful, but makes a lot of sense for a close personal relationship, because then empathy and emotional connection are really important.

I’m not sure where I’m going with this post. I’m just happy that they were able to meet, and mend even a little of what they had lost. I wonder if we’ll see Mr. Frowny again?

Cnetz reation to Chanyeol’s style in Gangnam k-pop festival

04.10.2015

[Naver][EXO Chanyeol on stage in trendy trench coat, the perfect demonstration of autumn stylish guy] on 4th, Oct, EXO chanyeol’s enthusiastic stage performance brought highlight to the festival.

[+261] passerby thinks (he is) very stylish

[+191] he could be on the news even for just a feat stage.  indeed 👍👍👍👍

[+175] love chanyeol in a turtleneck with his hair pushed back 😍😍😍

[+173] park chanyeol why are you so handsome 😭😭😭

[+158] park chanyeol, handsome in large font size

[+144] one who has a handsome face and a perfect body would look handsome even in hobo’s clothes [doge face]

[+133] he is tall, and handsome! looks good in whatever he wears

[+119] park chanyeol only raps for 30s, and he is already on the news

[+117] clothes rack chanyeol looks good in whatever he wears😭😭😭 my husband, hold me tight ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

[+105] my yeol oppa, cool in large font size

[+99] our pickle fish (tn: chanyeol’s nickname among cfans) is so handsome i’m gonna cry 😭

[+98] our chanyeol is so handsome with his hair pushed back!😭

[+90] omg~turtleneck, pushed back hair, I lost control already😭

(chel’s note: pickle fish - or kimchi fish is the direct translation of a nickname amongst cfans. In Chinese 泡菜魚 in pinyin is pao cai yü = PCY, acronym for Park Chanyeol.)

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I’ve already written about how endearing I’ve come to find the fact that Usagi’s actress can’t sing, but it’s almost genius how well she performs the role that EVERY MISTAKE IS PERFECTION.

Here she’s twirling and OVER twirls so she has to take a step back to keep her balance.

HOW USAGI IS THIS

Usagi just so into her posturing and her gesturing, particularly in the face of this COMPLETELY OBNOXIOUS EVIL CLONE, that she nearly takes HERSELF out.

And like maybe that clone isn’t COMPLETELY broken after all.

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not that we’re short on them, but: cpu binning, as a practice, is a pretty vivid demonstration of how distortionary the profit motive is in capitalism.

made-up numbers: let’s say you’re a cpu manufacturer, and you have a pretty good idea that you’ve got 300 customers. 100 have a budget of about $50 for a new cpu, 100 have a budget of about $200, and 100 have a budget of about $500. you wanna sell CPUs to them and avoid leaving money on the table.

if you price your CPUs at $50, you’ll sell 300 for $50 each. $15,000, not bad! But you missed out on all the money the people with bigger budgets would have spent if your product had been priced higher. If you price it at $500, you’ll sell 100 for $500 each, and earn $50,000$–but you’re missing out on all the potential sales from the people with smaller budgets.

so you introduce three CPUs, budget performance and enthusiast class, and sell them for $50, $200, and $500 respectively, and you’ll make $75,000. but to do this, you need to have three product lines. and it turns out that one of the most cost-effective ways to do so is to produce 300 CPUs that are $500-quality, then selectively downgrade them until they’re $200-quality or $50-quality. this actually happens!

but if we look at the firm as seeking to make CPUs, not seeking to make revenue, this is an absurd, wasteful outcome. with the same amount of parts, labor, infrastructure, etc., you would have been able to make 300 $500-quality CPUs, but instead you spent just as much productive factors to create a worse aggregate output, because if you’d made the better CPUs you’d have made less money.

it’s a very vivid illustration of just how distortionary and wasteful organizing around the profit motive can be, i think.

Had to make the boy translate this since June 24 is my birthday…apparently it’s World UFO Day! [x]

Mikage: Woah, cattle mutilation!
DESCRIPTION: <UFO Day> In 1947, the observation of a “flying saucer” by American businessman Kenneth Arnold became the world’s first UFO sighting. On this day, UFO enthusiasts worldwide perform activities including simultaneous observation.

Let’s get some housekeeping out of the way: This Is Where I Leave You, which tells the story of three brothers and a sister who must sit shiva for their dead father as their personal lives fall apart, is not a good film. Watching it leaves the vague, unshakable feeling of having stumbled onto the first draft of an oversexed American realist, maybe down-period John Updike, or a trashed experiment Jonathan Franzen wrote in college. Corey Stoll’s character, the family’s disrespected and gravely serious eldest child, is literally impotent. That’s the narrative equivalent of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. It’s like naming your son, “Son.”

But in its failure, This Is Where I Leave You does provide us something: It shows just how far ahead of his peers Adam Driver is right now.

Driver plays the youngest of the four siblings [WARNING: SOME REAL THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU SPOILERS AHEAD], junior to Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Stoll. They’re all saddled with stereotypes: Fey is the tragic suburban mother who lost her first love to a brain injury. (Cue everyone staring at Timothy Olyphant’s head scar as he half-grins like he’s in a K-hole.) Bateman’s wife cheated on him with his shock-jock boss. Stoll is literally impotent. Driver’s character is no more unique: He’s the incorrigible problem child, drawn so close to stock that he shows up late to the funeral, wearing a black leather jacket and driving a black Porsche. It’s like The Big Chill never happened.

The difference, though, is that Driver’s a supernova. Every time he’s onscreen, he distorts the structure of the film on a cellular level. When he leaves the frame, you wait until he returns. When he’s there, the other actors change. There’s a scene in which he playfully picks up Fey and puts her over his shoulder like a rolled-up rug. It’s the only time Fey, a truly great comic actor, seems to be enjoying herself. He puts his forehead up against Bateman’s, and all of a sudden Bateman isn’t playing Bateman anymore: He’s playing a brother. He fights Stoll, and Stoll bristles like a dog.

Up until now, Driver has always seemed deferential onscreen — to his costars, to his directors, to the scripts. In Girls, he’s part of a tapestry; Inside Llewyn Davis deploys him as a secret weapon; he’s an accent wall in Frances Ha. But these are the final days of Adam Driver as a tasteful statement piece in the living room of your movie.

Up next are, in approximate chronological order: While We’re Young, the new Noah Baumbach film that killed at Toronto; beloved indie director Jeff Nichols’s foray into sci-fi, Midnight Special; Star Wars, of which you might have heard; and, alongside Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson, a starring role in Martin Scorsese’s 17th-century Jesuit missionaries passion project, Silence.

In This Is Where I Leave You, you can see hints of this coming stardom. Driver dominates. At times, he looks comically huge, like he just stepped out of a Marvel movie, a pack of cigarettes rolled up in his shirtsleeve, Dean-style. Then he can be coy and playful, slinking around his costars, springing up from the rest like a jack-in-the-box.

Driver delivers his lines in a way that is totally unique, masticating his words and then spitting them out as though they just appeared in his brain; there may not be an actor under 40 whose dialogue seems more different on the page than it does coming out of his mouth.

He does the same work in What If, one of this year’s most underrated movies. The story of a boy (Daniel Radcliffe) who meets a girl (Zoe Kazan) who has a boyfriend, Driver plays Radcliffe’s friend and provocateur. He’s everything Radcliffe’s character isn’t: impulsive, libertine, unhinged. And he’s the perfect supporting man, elevating every scene he’s in to a point of high pageantry. There’s a scene in which he uses nachos to make a point that hasn’t been matched in 2014, and in the field of nacho-related cinema not since Kurt Russell’s enthusiastic performance in Death Proof. He looks at those chips like he wants to sleep with them and then take them out to brunch.

This Is Where I Leave You somehow makes Fey unsympathetic and Stoll boring. But it can’t diminish Driver. He reappropriates the film to serve his own purposes. And that’s the mark of greatness: There is no script that can’t be rendered into something worthwhile. Driver’s developing into a young Christopher Walken, except he can disguise his weirdness. If there’s a higher compliment I can pay to an actor, I don’t know what it is. The next decade is Driver’s to take.

—  Adam Driver is Ready for His Close-up, Grantland’s Kevin Lincoln