such an important film

Just watched Marlene’s recent interview with Entertainment Tonight and can I just point out that there really is something wrong when you have to explain sO MANY PLOT HOLES IN AN INTERVIEW. Oh, and she even kept explaining how, “oh, off camera alison/alex drake MIGHT have said this” , “we weren’t able to film it but i guess Wren got killed by…” and “Eddie lamb actually left town, he’s alive and I guess he’s in Florida now.” Like wtf gurl I mean??? aren’t those important details that SHOULD HAVE BEEN FILMED or at least SHOULD HAVE BEEN ANSWERED IN THE SHOW instead of just wasting screen time on those wannabe liars?? She even said the line “twins run in the family” when she got asked about Emison’s baby twins and I’m like…. if those are Emily’s eggs and Wren’s the dad… then there aren’t even any twins in their family? Which family is she even talking about because from what I remember (correct me if I’m wrong) Emily or Wren aren’t related to Mary/Jessica or Spencer/Alex. Soooo… Idrk man i’m just disappointed with the finale and now IMK’s doing interviews and addressing plot holes instead of showing it in actual episodes 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Look at me! I'm more important than the actual performers!

Darren goes to a concert and films the performance to share with his fans on his IG account. He gives us about 5 secs of himself and it’s to show how excited he is to see Queen/Adam Lambert. He doesn’t, even for a second, show that Beard is there.
Beard goes to the same concert and repeatedly films herself and makes sure to show Darren is (stuck) next to her.
This speaks, loud and clear, that she sees everything as being about her. It’s not just about being seen with Darren, it’s about being seen at all. She knows how irrelevant she is without him.
Darren was there to truly enjoy the experience and share it with us.

anonymous asked:

Why are people ok with seeing Batman's parents repeatedly die in various forms of media but whine about the 2 times we see Spider-Man's origins in film? "Oh it's important to see Thomas and Martha Wayne get shot, it's symbolic for Bruce! You don't get it!"

Let’s be clear, people are sick of seeing the Waynes get gunned down.
Spider-Man, on the other hand, has only had 2 actual origin movies. One was really really good, and the other was astonishingly bad, mediocre at best.
Spider-Man has also only had about 15 years’ worth of movies. Batman has been in motion pictures since 1989, and even then, he was a regular fixture of TV and film serials LONG before that. Spider-Man, but comparison, is nowhere near as over-exposed.

“It’s probably under the moonlight that we see that black boys can be blue, can be sad and sullen and intimate,” he said. “It’s under starlight that we see them differently, or that we get the chance to.”

“Because we rarely see ourselves in those hues or under that gauze. We see ourselves in the harsh police light or the amber of street lights, but what is it when the reflection of the sun in the moon is sitting on these bodies. What beauty can we see?”

- Tarell McCraney

So there’s a new film out starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac which is amazing in and of itself, since they’re phenomenal actors. They’re in the film called The Promise, a film that depicts the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Genocide. 

To this day, the genocide is still actively denied by the Turkish government when it did indeed occur. Because of this, the film has a really low rating as people are actively trying to get people to not know the truth of that the genocide occurred. I am not Armenian but my people (Assyrians) were killed, as well as Greeks during this time.

Please go see the film, if you can. Its really important to many of us considering denial has a huge effect on inter-generational communities. Plus it looks like its going to be good.

“But here, condensed into one 10-minute span, I recognized the sinking feeling of being betrayed by a white woman you’ve stanned for, loved, liked, or even simply been mildly okay with. It’s that feeling when you find out that, after enjoying her in Easy A and finding her bubbly personality lovable, Emma Stone was fine with playing an Asian woman in Aloha. Maybe you went through it with Scarlett Johansson when you found out that she’d accepted the lead role in Ghost in the Shell, an adaptation of a Japanese anime series. It’s the betrayal you feel the first time you realize that women who are labeled pop-culture feminist icons, like Tina Fey, are perfectly fine with gunning for blackface laughs at your expense, or blaming your idols for white girls’ lack of self-esteem. (Beyoncé is many things, but she is not the reason you hate your body.)

For some, it’s the 53 percent of white women who voted for Trump, or finding out that the leader of your local NAACP chapter is literally a white woman in disguise. For others it’s finding out that Taylor Swift’s been coasting on America’s fear of black men for years. I feel it every time I realize there’s a white women on my Twitter timeline who will tweet in earnest for Planned Parenthood while sparing only a perfunctory tweet for Black Lives Matter or the Standing Rock Sioux.

The thought that white people may see you as no more than a body for use or a culture from which you can pick and choose what you like while discarding the rest and those who invented it? The idea that a white woman you see as your potential friend or ally will eventually prove to be looking out for her own best interests over yours or the greater good? These are concepts that the people of color watching this film are intimately familiar with.

White women have always played, and continue to play, a large part in upholding the supremacy. They have not held the best interests of people of color.”

— Get Out Perfectly Captures the Terrifying Truth About White Women”

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[Have you ever had bad chemistry with a cast?] I haven’t yet, the only time I had that was when I’d done a play. It was my first professional job; it probably wasn’t the lack of chemistry, more fact that I was young and making some mistakes. Chemistry is very important though; if you have chemistry on film, it helps to sell the connection between you and the other character.

Inspirational Quotes

Everyone needs extra inspiration/motivation every once in a while. Therefore, I have compiled a list of some of my favourite inspirational Harry Potter quotes (quotes are from the books and films).

  • “Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more, believing in yourself”
  • “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things! - Friendship! And Bravery!”
  • “When in doubt, go to the library”
  • “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”
  • “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live”
  • “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends”
  • “Ah, music,” he said wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here”
  • “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean that it is not real?”
  • “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic”
  • “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the the light”
  • “In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own”
  • “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be”
  • “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are”
  • “Well, [bad] times like that bring out the best in some people and the worst in others’
  • “The ones who love us never really leave us, you can always find them in here”
  • “What’s life without a little risk?”
  • “We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving”
  • “You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve”
  • “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect”
  • “No good sitting worrying about it. What’s coming will come, and we’ll meet it when it does”

I hope these quotes inspire you too!

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Earley: A Short Documentary
I live with mental illness and want people to share their stories, so others can see that they are not alone and that recovery is possible. Kevin Earley deal...

Hey everyone!  Stop for a minute and take 10 minutes out of your day to watch this short documentary I directed!!  If you live with mental illness this would be really good for you to watch.  Recovery and coping is possible and you are not alone!  This film is also informative to everyone else as well, you’ll get the idea of what a mental illness really is, and that they are real illnesses!  We need to diminish the stigma and help those struggling!  I personally deal with mental illness and I will continue to battle my brain!

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Disney has this new technology where they work with motion capture, body doubles, CGI, and practical effects to make ‘older’ actors appear in their youth. Previously there was Jeff Bridges on Tron: Legacy which was entirely CGI and looked cartoonish. RDJ’s in Captain America: Civil War was the best, looking seamlessly like a younger him. Carrie Fisher’s cameo in Rogue One was such a reveal it because while many should’ve seen it coming because it was visually her it blew us away. Johnny’s was easily the highlight of the film as it was a fuller scene and it’s importance was so enticing for its own story. Needless to say this tech is at the forefront of Hollywood legends’ appeal and I can’t wait to see who jumps in Disney’s time machine next.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate Jessica Rabbit here. She is sexy, beautiful, tall, curvy, red haired, smart, mature, classy…basically every guys’ dream woman. She has guys throwing themselves at her, going crazy over her and fighting just to get a glimpse of her. She could literally have any guy she wanted. And yet, she falls in love and marries someone who isn’t conventionally handsome, but who has a great personality which appeals to hers and is fun to be around. All her life she’s probably been told how physically attractive she is and been used for her beauty, so it must be so wonderful for her to meet someone who wants to make her laugh and be genuinely happy rather than have her as a trophy wife. Roger appeals to her humour and appreciates her mentality and personality and is the first guy to treat her like a normal girl and a human being. Of course she’s going to be defensive when guys don’t understand what she sees in Roger. He was the first and only guy to respect her personality and wanted to know her as a person so he could make her genuinely happy. She didn’t settle for any less than she deserved.