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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.

anonymous asked:

YES!!!! To everything you just said. I stupidly let myself get excited for the new movie and the more I hear the more anger I get. I've accepted over the years that Sparrabeth isn't gonna happen but now it feels like they are deliberately ignoring everything we've learnt from the previous films, making a joke out of it. Nothing seems in character from the Jack I love and frankly it's feels like a slap in the face as a Sparrabeth shipper.

THANK YOU ANON!!!!!!

also i find it really hard to believe that elizabeth swann, who is a practical woman above everything, would try to leave henry in the dark about his pirate legacy…. it’s exactly like going back to potc1 when will didn’t know anything about it and we were proved that piracy isn’t a bad thing bc “you can be a pirate and a good man!” so???? trying to protect him by not telling him the truth?? she admitted it herself to will that she should have told him the truth about him way sooner! and she experiences first hand what happens when people act with lack of info! and now henry is set to save his father and he’s GOING OUT THERE TO THE SEA and elizabeth doesn’t tell him anything??? even if just as a warning??? doesn’t use her influence as pirate king to secure him safe passage?? doesn’t do ANYTHING? like lmao my children who are we kidding! was she afraid he may try to leave her and live like a pirate? well NEWS FLASH in the after credits scene he was wearing a hat and singing A PIRATE LIFE’S FOR ME how can they ignore their own canon this badly!!!!!!! (ALSO after what these movies are about, would it have been a tragedy or something??? for them to recognize that they are pirates and living like it?????) it feels like a slap to the face to any fan of the franchise to be utterly honest! after all this time, after everything that we suffered, after elizabeth coming to terms with the fact that yes SHE’S A PIRATE and yes she’s THE PIRATE KING she just tries to hide it?? REALLY? in a franchise full of pirates and the one character who EARNS IT doesn’t get to KEEP IT? also piracy was such a BIG THING in her life how can you erase that whole thing and expect her not to feel empty??? she was so passionate about it!! “i think it would be rather exciting to meet a pirate!” and the look on her face when she saw THE CODE IN PERSON like!!! piracy was more than just an adventure or a hobby, it also motivated her! it made her grew as a person! her whole character development was cemented on it!!! and she didn’t get to KEEP IT FOR THE SAKE OF A SON WHO ENDED UP KNOWING ABOUT PIRATES ANYWAY!!!!!! 

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

Things I really loved about Spiderman: Homecoming in earnest!

Spoilers!!

1. That it felt new)
Look, it needs to be said first off that Homecoming had the added pressure of not just being a good movie, but being a new and different take on the THIRD reboot of a character in 15 years. That’s a really hard thing to do, and they nailed it. Holland’s Spiderman is distinct and his own while also feeling like the character, and the world he inhabits and the story the movie tells feels Spidery without feeling like we’ve seen it in the last two reboots.

2. World building)
The Marvel universe - when it’s not featuring in its massive collab films - always needs to find a way to feel connected, and not only did Homecoming succeed at this, it also found a great way to build on the Marvel world. The Captain America PSA’s were funny, but they also really helped shaped the idea that this is a world that has had superheroes for more than half of these kids lives. Same with Keaton’s daughter’s picture at the beginning, or the game of Fuck, Marry, Kill that the girls play with The Avengers; this is a world with superheroes that feels lived in and that was great.

3. Vulture)
Speaking of world building, I loved everything about Keaton’s Vulture. Marvel villains - beyond Loki - have always been just a little bit meh, but Vulture was perfect for the story they were telling. His whole story was a fantastic “view from the bottom” look at the Marvel Universe. A regular guy (in a tough economy) who is just trying to provide for the best life for his family, and is doing so by profiting off the “scraps” of what the Avengers leave behind. I LOVED that Vulture didn’t try to take over the world, or that it wasn’t really personal for him. Yeah, he loses a job because of Tony and didn’t like him, but he was just stealing from him because he had the stuff he could steal, and not say, building a villainous and overly complicated revenge scheme because he got stood up at a party once (side eyes Iron Man 3 just a little bit).

4. Vulture and Spidey’s dynamic)
Damn, that was a reveal done right. I’ve never jumped once at a Marvel movie, and Homecoming had me do it when Liz’s mother comes into the frame behind Peter. It’s a totally innocent moment, not even really a jump scare, and that is a true testament to the tension in that scene. Also, the fact that Vulture clearly respected Peter was great; he thanks Peter for saving his daughter, doesn’t sell Peter out in jail. I kind of felt like part of the reason Peter doesn’t take Tony’s offer was because some part of Vulture’s “little guys” speech had sunk into him, and that’s a really great dynamic between hero and villain.

5. Continuity Easter eggs)
The comic heavy hints are great (like say, Donald Glover’s character as Miles Morales uncle), but I’m a sucker for in universe Easter eggs, and Homecoming delivered. Things like principle Morita having a picture of the Howling Commando he played in Captain America; The First Avenger were fantastic little nods that you didn’t have to have any comic book knowledge about but still were really rewarding.

6. Ned)
I love Ned. I loved that he was quirky and uncool and totally cool with that. I even love that he was out of shape; it’s always great to see positive portrayals of people not just of different races but of different body types, and I love that he was never bullied or made fun of for his weight. Also, I just really loved that Peter had a friend (that wasn’t Harry Osborn). I genuinely can’t remember if the past 2 Peter Parker’s actually had a friend that wasn’t Harry (and thus weighted by the knowledge he was going to end up a villain) and it was so nice to just have Peter seem like a real kid who has friends and hobbies.

7. That Peter felt like a kid)
Homecoming nailed this in a way that the last two series never really did. Admittedly, the fact that Holland is much closer to the age of the character he’s playing than the two previous helped, but the movie did a great job of it in other ways. That he’s never driven, that he’s susceptible to peer pressure and just wants to be well liked; Peter felt like a real teen who had this situation thrust upon him and that was fantastic.

8. In media res)
You cannot know how thrilled I am that Homecoming skipped the whole death of Uncle Ben and spider bite thing. The death of Uncle Ben especially; yes, it’s important to shaping the hero and the man Peter becomes, but it’s also been done twice in recent memory, and leaving it out took guts (and not even a dream sequence like say, the recent reboot of some other dead superhero parents). Instead Homecoming treats the audience like they’re smart and just alludes to it, and the spider bite, and I’m so for it. Homecoming feels like we still get to see an origin arc without all the trappings of the origin we already know, and it works 100%.

9. MJ’s new character)
Look, there’s a bit of a pin in this one, which I’ll explain at the end, but I really liked this new adaption of MJ; the little we got to see of her at least. No, she wasn’t the same character as in the comics or the Rami films, but again, I really admire the fact that they were risky enough to try new things. Also, her little arc; “I have no friends,” to “my friends are up there,” to “my friends call me MJ” was this neat transition from loner girl to decathlon captain with friends and I found it really sweet.

10. The web in the suburbs)
HAHAHA OMG this was my biggest laugh in the movie. I’ve literally joked with my sister that Spider-Man is a hero who really only works in New York (one of the most vertical cities in the world) and having that scene play out was just perfection.

11. WHAT THE FU-)
Second biggest laugh by far, but I am SO down with Aunt May knowing about Spider-Man. The “hiding my secret identity from my loved ones” is a cliche that’s worn pretty thin, and I am here for the next movie where May knows.

12. Pepper)
I don’t care what you think of Paltrow; I love Pepper Potts, and I love her relationship with Tony. I don’t even mean that on a shipper level; Tony and Pepper really have always felt to me like the best balanced, healthiest and most real MCU couple, and the fact that they were on the outs in Civil War (because of what was likely the cost of having the actress be there) sucks. Homecoming fixed that, and it did it in such a characteristic way; Tony asking for the ring as a media diversion, Happy having it for 9 years, Pepper just rolling her eyes at their antics and Tony catching the ring anyways (hinting at it being semi serious) was just this perfect 2 minute look at their dynamic.

13. Tony and Peter)
I loved that that mentoring relationship felt very true to both their characters. That at the start Tony wanted to be a mentor but didn’t really know how to and that Peter just wanted his approval and how, by the end Peter had grown into someone that deserved Tony’s respect, and that Tony had become a better mentor by being able to let him walk away and acknowledge that not joining the team was best for him. Also; “I wanted you to be better than me,” and “if you’re nothing without the suit than you shouldn’t have it,” are just great lines. A+.

14. “Come on Spiderman” and the building on top of him)
Like, that whole scene, just, perfection. Tom Holland owned that scene, and it was both agonizing to watch his pain and his desperation, and utterly uplifting to see him triumph. A+++

Thing I wasn’t so crazy about:

1 . The MJ reveal)
Look, I said there would be a pin in that and here it is. If the Vulture reveal was the perfect example of how to do a twist reveal right, this was a pretty textbook example of “a twist just for the sake of a twist.” A good twist or reveal should change the mood, the dynamics and the stakes. Finding out that the villain was the father of the girl Peter had spent the whole movie evolving his relationship did all of those things. Finding out that Zendaya’s character- who is literally called Michelle once, right before she announces herself as MJ - does none of that. Her being MJ rather than Michelle doesn’t change her arc or her impact on the movie at all, especially given how little of her we see in the movie. I honestly think it would have been much better if she’d been MJ from the beginning. Having this new iteration of MJ - who is really different from previous ones - would have given the audience time to acclimatize to her take on the character. Instead, it’s played as a reveal with utterly no stakes, and I think that’s an unfortunate sign that perhaps they didn’t believe enough in their version of the character to stand up on her own merit, which is pretty disappointing.

captain-boss-assbitch  asked:

I love the vote scene in new moon, specially Carlisle's "you've chosen to not live without her and this gives me no choice" (i saw the movies dubbed so forgive me if it's incorrect) this got me thinking, what was your favorite movie scene? Love your analysis :)

My favorite scene (books and movie) is probably the Stitches one because it’s the closest we get to Carlisle actually telling his own story, and movie-wise, the only hint of backstory we get about him at all (no I’m not still upset we didn’t get his backstory in the movies, why do you ask?).

But-!!

It has to be the extended version from the DVD, really, because the way the one in the movie is cut it makes it seem like he does believed they are damned/doomed, which is missing the entire point of the conversation: ie, that he doesn’t think they are, but Edward does. 

I also appreciate that the scene wasn’t originally in the script and Peter Facinelli lobbied to get it back in. I mean, obviously it was in his interest as an actor to get more screen time, lol, but Chris Weitz the director agreed that it was important to the story. 

Outside of that, I really do love that kitchen scene that was invented for the first movie. The scene in the book is so … stiff, and it felt like she came over to meet the family and then like, immediately just hung out with Edward ignoring everyone else. The movie version showed this really sort of charming earnestness on the part of the Cullens of wanting to make her feel welcome, versus just standing still as statures trying not to scare her like in the book. This is warmer, more human, but still the vampire reminders (you do smell nice!). 

Non-Cullen stuff, pretty much anything with Charlie, and I sort of love that scene with the wolves when they are all teasing Jacob about Bella.  “Maybe Bella will call.” “Maybe Bella won’t call.” “Maybe I’ll call Bella!” “Maybe I’ll call Bella and hang up!” 

I won’t say I’m in love: Ch 7

Chapter 7: Sleepovers are for sharing

Find it here Ao3 and ff.net

Summary:  Lena’s hesitant at first but how can she say no to Kara’s puppy face and it’s not like she’s ever really had a sleepover, she has no idea what she’s up against. 

Link to the next chapter 

                      Does this look like 2 updates I think it does!


Lena sat at the Slytherin table, newspaper in one hand and a goblet of orange juice in the other. Her usually neat hair was tied in a loose ponytail, with random strands of hair falling down around her face. Her eyes skimming over the meaningless drabble, she turned the page, sighing when all she saw was more pointless gossip.

“Hey, you.”

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We know Hercules went from zero to hero, but what dark details were left out from the Disney movie? We tell the true story behind the demi god on Disney Dark Secrets! http://frdr.us/2rpxHQL

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!!

Hello! Are you sapphic? Do you like peaches? Well then this is the net for you! The net will be through discord and I’ll be accepting ten members to start!
Some things we’ll do are book club where we discuss books poems and literature sleepover Saturday where we play a game tell stories watch movies and all that good sleepover stuff music Monday where we share our fav sapphic songs playlists or artists
This net will be like a little club where we support one another and find solace so no drama!
Here’s how to join!
Message me with your name age time zone and some info about you (pronouns,sexuality,zodiac,fav things,why you wanna join the net)
The deadline is august 1st so there’s plenty of time to apply!

Samantha: “Last week my feelings were hurt by something you said before: that I don’t know what it’s like to lose something. And I found myself…”
Theodore: “Oh, I’m sorry I said that.”
Samantha: “No, it’s okay. It’s okay. I just… I caught myself thinking about it over and over. And then I realized that I was simply remembering it as something that was wrong with me. That was the story I was telling myself - that I was somehow inferior. Isn’t that interesting? The past is just a story we tell ourselves.”

I don’t at all want to falsely raise anyone’s hopes, but

the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that there has to be a fourth episode.  I know that’s a conspiracy nutter, off-the-deep-end thing to say, I know that.  But once you’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.  It’s literally the only theory that fits all the data.

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Walt Disney and his Silent Fight

There is no secret that I seriously admire Walt Disney. He someone I put up on my list right next to George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstien etc. And let’s face it, he was really was a genius, innovator and changed the way we watch movies and tell stories. But lately, I have been reading some posts about my hero and role model being sexist and racist. Whether he was racist is a discussion for another time. It is important to lay down but also the sexist part is important so we’ll start with that and move on.

The most common reason people think he was Sexist was due to a few rejection letter he gave to women. But something has to be kept in mind. Walt Disney lived in a time where it was difficult for women…and difficult for himself. He was bankrupt, working on movies that took years to animate without any of the modern conveniences we had. He had to remain unfortunately perfect in the public eye.

Let’s not get over the fact that he was also a perfectionist. If it wasn’t perfect it wouldn’t happen. And yet, a perfectionist and a sexist made three movies about princess’s following their dreams and becoming what they wanted it most in the world. Rising about their SOCIAL class and role modeling strength, belief and beauty.

It wasn’t that he wouldn’t hire women, he simply couldn’t.

He fought a sexist battle for women so subtle that not even his male animators knew. Or at least that’s what I see. Discounting Snow White who was only 14 anyway and really was too innocent and young to realize her mother’s tricks. Walt Disney created two Disney Princess movies that proved he was not sexist but truly believed women could be as good as men.

Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty…

Let’s look at Cinderella, the movie that saved the studio.

Cinderella’s cast was made of mostly women. As far as men go, you have the prince, the king, and the Duke. Yeah…That’s it. They don’t even have names! But we know that Cinderella had two steps sisters named Anastasia and Drezzela, her step mother’s name is Lady Tremain and you have her fairy godmother. These five main, female characters have very unique identities. Yet we don’t know the names of either the duke, king or prince. And who saves Cinderella? The fairy godmother! A bloody woman!

A goofy, full of character, sarcastic woman. We all loved her, let’s admit it.

Next let’s look at Sleeping Beauty, a cast made of mostly women. And Aurora wasn’t even really the main character, neither was the prince. Oh no! Who were the main characters?

These three bad a** women!

They spent sixteen years without magic, by themselves raising a child.

They snuck into a demon infested castle and rescued a prince

and while some people would like you to believe they didn’t, these three freaking fairies! Killed the freaking Dragon!

Say what you want about Maleficent but I would much rather have had a movie about these three fairies. They rocked.

And we can’t underestimate the power of Mary Poppins. 

A movie where this beautiful woman outsmarted the man and Mrs. Banks was a woman activist.

And here is the peace to the residence.

“If a woman can do the work as well, she is worth as much as a man. The girl artists have the right to expect the same chances for advancement as men, and I honestly believe they may eventually contribute something to this business that men never would or could.”Walt Disney 1941

Walt Disney wasn’t sexist. He was simply a man trying to find a balance between what was socially acceptable and what was right. After all, if he didn’t have this company he couldn’t do a thing about women’s rights. He subtly fought a battle that inspired the dreamers in all of us.

Here’s to my hero and role model. Thanks, Walt Disney for encouraging/helping me to follow my dreams! @disneyanimation