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The Wonder Woman that you see in “Batman v Superman” is a woman who has been around, and she’s very experienced. She understands a lot about man. Whereas in the standalone movie we are telling the grown-up story. Diana becoming Wonder Woman, and this was a story that was never told before. When she starts this journey, she’s very pure. She’s more naive, she’s this young idealist who does not really understand the complexities of life and the complexities of men.

girls … don’t want another spiderman / superman / batman movie … girLS WANT A GOTHAM CITY SIRENS MOVIE

THE BEST OF 2014: MOVIES

25 great films released in Brazil in 2014

25. The Congress, by Ari Folman 

24. Nightcrawler, by Dan Gilroy

23. La Jalousie, by Philippe Garrel

22. Ain’t Them Bodies Saint, by David Lowery

21. The Rover, by David Michôd

20. Quando Eu Era Vivo, by Marco Dutra

19. Ida, by Pawel Pawlikowski

18. The Immigrant, by James Gray

17. Enemy, by Dennis Villeneuve

16. Guardians of the Galaxy, by James Gunn

15. Begin Again, by John Carney

14. Nebraska, by Alexander Payne

13. Only Lovers Left Alive, by Jim Jarmusch

12. O Lobo Atrás da Porta, by Fernando Coimbra

11. Her, by Spike Jonze

10. Praia do Futuro, by Karim Ainouz

09. Gone Girl, by David Fincher

08. Inside Llewyn Davis, by Joel and Ethan Coen

07. A Most Wanted Man, by Anton Corbijn

06. Gloria, by Sebastián Lelio

05. Stories We Tell, by Sarah Polley

04. Happy Christmas, by Joe Swanberg

03. Mommy, by Xavier Dolan

02. Boyhood, by Richard Linklater

01. Under the Skin, by Jonathan Glazer

Kamp 'Kin

Monster/demon/ghost/etc-kin nights where we have parties with halloween/horror themed food and drinks and music and you are free to howl and hiss or just lurk in corners and talk with others who have tips on expressing yourself. And realistic piñatas full of stuff to tear into. Scavenger hunts under the light of the full moon where you track this “prey” either solitarily or with others you meet.
But also sophisticated gatherings where the creatures that don’t have wild spirits can have deep discussions with each other and drink blood-like beverages out of tea cups and expand on their stories as they tell others about themselves.
And we can also have scary movie nights too!!

i was tagged by: @satans-little-midgets (thanks mom)

rules: tag people you want to get to know better!

relationship status: single (i’m a child i don’t need to be dating)
favorite color: blue
lipstick or chapstick: chapstick
last song i listened to: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story 
last movie i watched: we watched a movie in class today that I can’t remember for the life of me, but other than that I think it was Hidden Figures
top 3 tv shows: (I haven’t watched tv in like two years oh dear shhhh i don’t have any)
top 3 characters: Puck, Sherlock Holmes, and Kaz Brekker
top 3 ships: Solangelo,  hamliza, and any time my brother get’s jokingly shipped with his friends (at this point there is Cobby, Bole, and Brody and Cole (we don’t have a ship name for them yet))
books i’m currently reading: The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman and Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 

i’m tagging literally anyone bc i’m too much of wimp to actually tag anyone. 

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Reading The Game: 'The Last Of Us'
Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with a look at The Last of Us. Set in a world undone by a fungal apocalypse, it follows a grizzled smuggler and his surrogate daughter.

For years now, some of the best, wildest, most moving or revealing stories we’ve been telling ourselves have come not from books, movies or TV, but from video games. So we’re running an occasional series, Reading The Game, in which we take a look at some of these games from a literary perspective.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the latest installment in the Harry Potter franchise, acting as a prequel to the main series. The movie is directed by David Yates, who directed most of the Harry Potter movies, and written by J.K. Rowling herself, the author who brought us the books we all love. 

This movie tells the story of Newt Scamander, wonderfully portrayed by Eddie Redmayne, who during the 1920’s arrives in New York with a suitcase full of magical creatures. Soon, chaos ensues in the city and we are left wondering if Newt and his fantastic beasts are to blame. The cast is rounded up by Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller and Collin Farrell. I have to say right off the bat, the titular beasts will steal your heart, some of them really bringing out the laughs, while others being truly bad-ass.

As far as her return to the magical world goes, Rowling actually wrote a nice script, managing to create another entry in this franchise that is actually good. I was prepared to not love this movie, but I was really surprised. The movie is quite good and as far as how it stands in the Harry Potter franchise, I like it more than some of the movies from the main series. David Yates especially surprised me in the director’s chair, considering I did not love the tone of the last few Harry Potter movies. He does a really nice job with this one, and I can’t wait to see more.

As far as characters go, Newt Scamander, the protagonist, is clearly that weird kid in class. He has a true passion for these creatures and wants to protect them at any cost. Redmayne does a truly job in bringing out to life the odd, lonely type. His suitcase acts like the TARDIS from Doctor Who, meaning it’s really bigger on the inside, a place where he created different habitats for all the beasts he has there. Dan Fogler plays Jacob Kowalski, a “no-maj” (the term for muggle in America) who wants to open a pastry and gets mixed in all of this. For the first half of the movie, his acting annoyed me a little, making a lot of surprised faces all the time, but he really brings out the big guns in the third act of the movie, bringing out some true emotions.

As far as the wizards in New York, we meet the Goldstein sisters, Queenie and Tina. Queenie is really quirky and weird, and she develops a nice chemistry with Dan Fogler’s character. I was not a huge fan of how the character of Tina was handled, being a little one-note in my opinion. The movie also tells a secondary story, about a boy called Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller) who was the most interactions with Collin Farrell’s character, the wizard Percival Graves. Ezra Miller is really the emotional core of this film, bringing some real tragedy to the story. There is also a little set-up for the future movies, done in a really nice, subtle way, not hitting you over  the head.

I was really surprised by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and even though it has some problems with some characters at times, it is really solid part of the Harry Potter franchise, and it deserves an 8 out of 10.