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Go see Baby Driver

If you haven’t seen Baby Driver yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. The sheer physicality of this film is astounding, and then you add in one of the cleverest uses of a soundtrack ever. It has genuinely likable characters and one of the best representations of a disabled characters I’ve seen in a while. Throw in humor, a whole lot of heart, incredible action sequences, and actual consequences for the protagonist, and it’s easily one of the best movies of the year.

I honestly could rant about this for some time, but instead just go see Baby Driver and then we can rant together.

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I hate to see you cry like this.

This is from the movie “Okaasan, ore wa daijobu” (Mother, I’m fine).

After downloading, I stayed up until 2 am just to watch it cause I’m stupid like that and I don’t want to wait till tomorrow either.

Once you watch this movie, you’ll witness an extraordinary acting from Yamada Ryosuke.
I even cried so much, gomen ne.

I bet haters will cry too, haters can’t hate this !

Ryosuke did a good job with this one. If I’m not mistaken, he once said in an interview that he didn’t sleep for one night for a role in a movie, to be able to grasp the weak and tired kind of feeling. I think it was this movie.

Don’t hesitate, please watch it !! Cause it’s good like that !

The Promise

To anyone who is thinking of seeing the new movie “The Promise” - go!  I’m really not sure what the critics found to be so negative about, unless they are simply uncomfortable with old-fashioned emotional sincerity.  It’s a sweeping, epic tragedy of love and despair and survival, with huge political events seen through the focus of the individual lives they tear apart; an Armenian “Dr Zhivago”, if you will.  The acting is uniformly excellent and so is the cinematography.  But take a handkerchief, because it’s heartbreakingly sad.  

celestialriptide  asked:

so heh like,,,what is the last unicorn,,,for a long time i thought it was something made up that i heard in a tv show as a child but im learning tonight its,,,a real thing???

It is!!! 

The general premise is that a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last unicorn in existence. She doesn’t believe that she could possibly be the last, and sets off on a quest to find the others. 

It’s an amazing book and a superb movie. The book was written in like, the 60′s I think? And the movie came out in the early 80s. It’s an interesting story, and it is mind-blowingly beautiful to watch. Plus, ya know, there are unicorns. And tons of other mystical creatures - harpies, magicians, talking skeletons who drink from empty chalices, a sorceress, an angry reclusive king, a tree with big tree tiddies (you think I’m joking, but I’m not joking), talking cats, a ghostly bull made of fire, dragons, everything you could want. 

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Seriously, I highly recommend it. It’s one of my favorite movies, and one of my favorite books. 

Unicorn: That cannot be. Why would I be the last? What do men know? Because they have seen no unicorns for a while does not mean that we have all vanished. We do not vanish. There has never been a time without unicorns. We live forever. We are as old as the sky, old as the moon. We can be hunted, trapped…. We can even be killed if we leave our forests, but we do not vanish. Am I truly the last?

american psycho the musical sentence memes pt. 1
  • ‘ no cologne on the face ever because the high alcohol content dries out your skin, makes you look … older. ‘
  • ‘ & some things have changed. ‘
  • ‘ come on baby sell it out ‘
  • ‘ you’re my next distraction. ‘
  • ‘ she’s russian, not chinese, which is okay, it’s not great but … ‘
  • ‘ the scene where johnny depp’s blood geysers from the bed? the best. ’
  • ‘ can i get a thousand dollars in crisp fifty dollar bills? my gazelle skin wallet is feeling kind of light this a.m. ‘
  • ‘ i want it all. ‘
  • ‘ everybody wants to rule the world. ‘
  • ‘ late … for you. ‘
  • ‘ just say no. ‘
  • ‘  no, got it. ‘
  • ‘ don’t wear that outfit again. ‘
  • ‘ don’t look at me like i’m insane. ‘
  • ‘ you’re not insane … i am. ‘
  • ‘ i have a question for g.q. if all of your friends are morons is it a felony & misdemeanor or an act of mercy if you blow their fucking heads off with a .38 magnum? ‘
  • ‘ i think that’s a valid question. ‘
  • ‘ did any of you assholes read the paper? ‘
  • ‘ i finally get her to agree to give me a blowjob, but get this, she keeps her glove on. ‘
  • ‘ oh baby, baby, you’re such a card. ‘
  • ‘ you make it look oh so easy when i know it’s fucking hard. ‘
  • ‘ the impression that you make is always in your hand. ‘
  • ‘ what is he smoking? ‘
  • ‘ i showed him my fucking card! ‘
  • ‘ you are what you wear. ‘
  • ‘ get a job & a hair cut. ‘
  • ‘ it’s your favorite, darling, red velvet.’
  • ‘ blow out the candles! ‘
  • ‘ i wish to fit in. ‘
  • ‘ you are banished. ‘
  • ‘ we need to do some bolivian marching powder, like, now. ‘
  • ‘ the world is going insane & we are becoming attuned to the insanity. ‘
  • ‘ goodbye all you cunts, i’m done with these places. i’m tired of all your hideous faces. everyone of you fools is a stupid fuck. good luck. ‘
  • ‘ i can feel it coming in the air tonight. ‘
  • ‘ you can wipe off that grin, i know where you’ve been, it’s all be a pack of lies. ‘
  • ‘ we don’t have anything in common. ‘
  • ‘ i like a hardbody. ‘
  • ‘ what’s that one with the little homelss girl on the poster? ‘
  • ‘ is it my muscles that excite you or the heft of my cock? ‘
  • ‘ i have to return some videotapes! ‘
  • ‘ i really hope i don’t fall asleep. ‘
  • ‘ darling, are you having a stroke? ‘
  • ‘ i want a sixteen foot tiered ben & jerry’s ice cream cake. ‘
  • ‘ if we get married, we’ll have such a wedding. ‘
  • ‘ i’m having a nightmare where you are my wife. ‘
  • ‘ i’d like a huge diamond, won’t settle for less. ‘
  • ‘ if you only knew. ‘
  • ‘ when i cut off her hand. ‘
  • ‘ i’d swing an axe. ‘
  • ‘ it’s that look in his eye that i don’t understand. ‘
  • ‘ do you take american express? ‘
  • ‘ that’s a very fine chardonnay that you’re not drinking. ‘
  • ‘ how much did you pay for it? ‘
  • ‘ i’m not a common man. ‘
  • ‘ stay up late you know things happen. ‘
  • ‘ it will hurt less if you relax. ‘
  • ‘ are you excited or afraid? ‘
  • ‘ every pleasure is a bore. ‘
  • ‘ it’s a superb movie about an axe wielding santa. ‘
  • ‘ i want a party to remember. ‘
  • ‘ i’m ready to butcher some boys and some girls. ‘
  • ‘ do you like huey lewis & the news? ‘
  • ‘ that’s the date rape drug i put in your drink. ‘
  • ‘ do you have a dog? a chow or something? ‘
  • ‘ is that a raincoat you’re wearing? ‘
  • ‘ i am utterly insane. i like to dissect girls. ‘
  • ‘ that’s fine, i used to hate iggy pop too, but now that he’s more commercial i like him. ‘
  • ‘ try to get a reservation at dorsia now you fucking asshole. ‘
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It (2017) review: a superb movie less about clowns than real-world evil - Vox

This is at least one notch better than the usual “everything in culture is actually about Trump and his eeevil” hogwash.

(“Hogwash” means “shit”. You know, what hogs roll about in, as if to bathe?)

More than that tho, it moves me to put on my kontextgoggles and look at Stephen King in relation to his period of American culture.

King’s work always reflected on the culture around it, if only by the print era pulp-prolific tactic of filling pages by shoehorning every stray thought you have into whatever you’re writing at the time (Colin @spacetwinks reports his latter-day works are full of transparent, charmingly Maine-centric axe-grinding).

But his “golden age”, say, Carrie to Needful Things, was in the 70s-80s period that, if my cyclical understanding of history holds (it does) resembled the one we’re currently going through, so it’s particularly worth considering now.

One significant thing – as the cities were emptying out, to the point of memory-holing that the US had been a predominantly urban country since the 1930s, King’s work focused on rural small town life, often about outsiders moving into said. Pet Sematary, for example, it’s very significant that the narrator moved out to the sticks – long driveway off a truck route, charming local historic ruins, undeveloped enough to still show traces of precolonial life – to raise a family.

(A thing to do would be to contrast King’s use of of rural New England with Hawthorne and Lovecraft’s, but tbh I don’t know them that well)

Similarly, I occasionally hear guffaws that Cujo has a whole subplot about cereal branding, but it just serves to remind that Vic is a yuppie who moved out of NYC to protect his young family only to confront the fact that the countryside is actually uncivilized and bestial too. There is some woo “reincarnated spirit of evil” in there, but all the fundamental threats to his family – unreliable transportation and sparse services, unmanaged wildlife, irresponsible white trash neighbors – are real rural dangers.

There’s a lot of stuff about gender relations and changing expectations of marriage. In Sematary, the narrator’s wife grows alienated, channeling her attentions away to others; before Gage he revives her cat. For fear of abandonment he goes further and further to hold on to a family – embittered wife, bad seed child, evil cat – the last generation’s men might have abandoned themselves. In Cujo, there’s lingering issues with recent infidelity.

(You laugh about how 50s-80s High Literature was so obsessed with adultery, but if not “orienting your life to duty, purpose, order vs. orienting it to animal sensation and personal satisfaction”, I dunno what period art should’ve been concerned with.)

The Shining is very much about a guy born into the old dispensation – that men create and carouse and mount their genius to chase their passion while women tend the home fires – dealing with new expectations that he be an emotional provider to his wife and child, that he act as a supporting character in their life-plots rather than the reverse.

What else? It, and more grounded companion piece The Body (known in adaptation as Stand by Me) honestly strike me most as a exploration of the Boomer-era “generation gap”, how the culture of the previous generation may have brought about the “broad middle class” ‘50s but was unsuited to address the problems encountered there.

“To beat this evil clown, we’ve gotta gangbang our chick friend” seems weird as hell, but “to progress, we’ve got to create a New Adulthood that doesn’t define itself against childhood but instead adds sex” is pretty much the Boomer story.

(Also, people who live in group houses shouldn’t throw stones.)

Carrie is very much about the ‘70s reintegration of a long-isolated religious fundamentalism to a mainstream that had only grown more secularized and libertine (appreciably more so than in the “family values”, “bourgeois bohemian” 80s-90s, which was the synthesis of this opposition) since. Particularly, it layers the discrepancy in mores – showing your dirtypillows vs. not, say – over an even deeper gap in worldviews, between bucket-of-blood materialism and a numinous, supernatural world.

And that’s just the stuff I dignify as serious. Carrie, The Shining, Firestarter, and I guess The Stand all focus on psychic/telekinetic kids, which is a reminder that the 70s were full of woo, ESP was a serious topic, and the idea of the “gifted child” started out a lot closer to today’s “indigo child”.

(I like to think that Bill Murray’s researcher in the stylistically thrownback The Royal Tenenbaums was a callback to Venkman’s “negative reinforcement” introduction from Ghostbusters, like “back in the day we went looking for psychics but instead we just discovered autism")

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when you tell your wife that your boss is trying to seduce you with gifts (kali- 2016)

10 Reasons Why You Should Watch ‘Le Roi danse’ (and if you already have, you should watch it again!)

Film synopsis from Wikipedia: The film, presenting libertine and pagan Lully as a natural ally of the early Enlightenment figure Louis XIV of France in his conflicts with the Catholic establishment, focuses on Lully’s personal and possibly romantic relationship with the King, as well as his camaraderie with Molière and rivalry with Robert Cambert.

1) It’s a superb movie. It’s cinematically intriguing and breathtaking. There are some intriguing themes about love and loyalty, as well as deity, religion and the Enlightenment. Also the visuals are to die for (gif source):


2) Just the ballet scenes in general. The dancing is so on point and fascinating! Not to mention there’s a lot going on with Louis and ballet, how it’s for his glory, but how he argues he’s using it to ease poltiical tensions. Plus, it’s King Louis XIV doing ballet (gif source):


3) The acting is so on point, SO much talent. Benoît Magimel’s portrayal of Louis’s transition from artistic rebel to, after his mother’s death, grim stoic is astounding. There’s also Tchéky Karyo as a charming, sympathetic, and very human Molière. His performance is somehow poignant in how natural it is. My personal favorite was Boris Terral’s performance as Lully, though. You can just tell he lived and breathed that role (He also looks like how I imagine Camille Desmoulins on a good day). (gif source):


4) The costumes are amazing. You also get to see many of Louis’s ballet costumes in stunning historical accuracy:


5) The relationships between the characters are compelling. The combative relationship between Louis and his mother, between Madeleine Lambert (Lully’s wife) and the composer Cambert, between opera singer Julie (who is Madeleine’s neice!) and Lully…and many more. My personal favorites, however, are Lully and Molière’s friendship, and the complex relationship between Lully and the King. So much so that they earn their own bullet points.

6) Lully and Molière’s friendship is great. Yes it goes sour, which is very dramatic in of itself, but their friendship is quite charming. There’s even scene where they basically (jokingly?) get married:

7) There’s also Lully’s feelings toward King Louis, which are a huge driving force for the movie. It’s not even subtext that Lully has romantic feelings for him. It’s shown outright when Lully leaves his wife in labor to go to the King’s rescue. It’s stated outright when Lully declares that he loves only the King.

8) Which brings me to this film’s treatment of sexuality. A treatment that, actually, is fairly historically accurate. Lully sleeps with women, but also participates in the ‘Italian manners’ aka same-sex sexuality between men.  He even refers to a particular marquis’s page as ‘lovely as a girl, better than a girl’.

Some admonish Lully for his proclivities. 

Others don’t mind. And others completely accept it. His wife is well aware of it, and doesn’t condemn him for it. There are spaces where Lully can entertain these passions, and others where he can’t. This is quite in line with history at the time. And although historically it was infrequently invoked, the capital punishment for sodomy is referenced:

So basically lots of bonus points for that. Although, we don’t get to see Louis’s brother Philippe, who historically had a vast preference for men and was connected with many men of the court who has similar preferences. Lully and Philippe knew each other in real life, so it would’ve been nice to see that interaction in the movie. 

9) Which brings us to the skillful blending of fact and fiction. Molière’s death, as portrayed in the film, really did happen. Lully really was admonished for his same-sex activities. Lully really was that cutthroat about his relationship with the King. However, like movies such as Amadeus, there is a blending of fact and fiction. Gaps are filled in, in manners that can be debated as to their historical accuracy. Nonetheless it’s a skillful blend that maintains an amount of historical accuracy but also cinematic drama. 

10) It’s easy to watch, since it’s on Youtube. The movie is in French, and there are English subtitles.


So, go watch it!

Howl’s Moving Castle! Au - Hance

Now, we all love (and adore) Howl’s moving castle. It’s a superb movie with amazing art and if you haven’t watched it, I recommend you do! But on we do:

Howl - Lance:

Howl is a very charismatic character, so I thought, who better than Lance! They’re both quite comedic, but honestly? They’re so sweet. Hell,Howl may not be the smartest or the bravest, but he deals with everything in kindness. Lance has shown that kindness numerous times. Howl  is also a bit self-concious and well, we all know how that goes. He’s also known for stealing a star (which happens to be Allura, ya know)

Sophie - Hunk:

Obviously, you know. Seeing as this is Hance, after all. Hunk is this baker who doesn’t think too hot of himself. He thinks that he’s a bit boring, and while he doesn’t act/feel like he acts old like Sophie, he does think that to other people, there’s only food. Like, the only thing going for him is his cooking. But when he accidentally runs into The Wizard of the Waste, even that’s taken from him. Not only that, but he now looks totally different. Well, not totally, but he has a pig nose!

Witch(Wizard) of the Waste - Keith:

Keith, ahhh. I thought this would fit. Since Lance is quite usually thought to be with the crown (the galra), Keith has a huge dislike for the Galra, obviously. He isn’t greedy, but he’s very broody. He gets mad easily, so he’s more rage/wraith, than anything. Keith curses Hunk because he thinks that Hunk is connected to the Galra because of Lance. (Damnit, Lance.)


Here’s the actual story-line:

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Now I have to utter a futile howl of rage and pain on behalf of that wonderful film Carol, directed by Todd Haynes, adapted from the Patricia Highsmith novel by Phyllis Nagy and with sublime performances from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. How on earth has this superb movie been so overlooked by the Academy? I now hope that Carol has a kind of One Direction career: snubbed by the awards establishment, it may get an underdog bounce as everyone realises that it is better than most of the films being showered with praise.
—  Peter Bradshaw on Carol getting snubbed at the Academy Awards
Anonymous asked: How do you feel about Robin Williams?

How do you feel about Robin Williams?

He was a comedian of virtually unrivaled talent.  He brought so many people joy.  He was the comedian par excellence for generations.  He will be missed dearly.  


He starred, and gave a superb performance, in a movie that made me want to teach:

He also gave us one of the greatest performances ever put on film with one of his greatest creations: The Genie from Aladdin.


I like to think that, like the gif below, he’s “hitting the road…off to see the world!”


My heart goes out to his friends and family.
Fun Fact: He named his daughter Zelda after the video game!

He had a plethora of beautiful roles packed with marvelous quotes, but I think he left us with one of the most poignant and elegant in his Genie performance:

To be my own master. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world.

-The Genie (Robin Williams), Aladdin 

Robin Williams (1951-2014)

Now I have to utter a futile howl of rage and pain on behalf of that wonderful film Carol, directed by Todd Haynes, adapted from the Patricia Highsmith novel by Phyllis Nagy and with sublime performances from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. How on earth has this superb movie been so overlooked by the Academy? I now hope that Carol has a kind of One Direction career: snubbed by the awards establishment, it may get an underdog bounce as everyone realises that it is better than most of the films being showered with praise.