What she means:I'm still very upset about that fact that Zuko and Katara didn't end up together. They had such amazing chemistry and the fact that they both lost mothers to the war gives them an extremely unique bond. Which isn't to say I don't like Mai. I love Mai, but her personality with Zuko has the serious potential to send them both into sort of a negative personal bubble, which isn't healthy for either of them. They both deserve people who will push them as individuals. And Kataraang is a forced and uncomfortable ship due to the sibling dynamic between the two of them for most of the series. And although Katara protects Aang, he needs someone who, like Toph, will challenge him more.
Clarke and Lexa are very stubborn people, and whenever there’s a bickering scene between them, Eliza and Alycia absolutely slay it. Besides the epic world expansion and the amazing writing, what put The 100 on almost everyone’s radar (including mine) was the introduction of Lexa’s character and her relationship with our beloved leading lady, Clarke. From the very first scene, you can feel the electricity buzzing between Clarke and Lexa, you can already see the layers of complexity that surround these two women and how alluring their whole dynamic seems to be. The chemistry between Eliza Taylor and Alycia Debnam-Carey is palpable, undeniable, and engaging; making their onscreen connection so marvelous that it happens to be one of the most fundamental reasons as to why The 100 is often critically praised.
“Jennifer and Josh are the funniest pair and a joy to watch. They have a language all their own, and it’s really funny. The chemistry that they have on screen is really a reflection of the friendship they have off screen.” - Jeffrey Wright
Lenny Kravitz (about Jennifer) : “She has no internal filter, no system of selection of words” Elizabeth Banks: “She does. The filter name is Josh Hutcherson. He really helps her.”
“You can totally tell that Jenn and Josh adore each other.” - Megan Hayes
“Jen and Josh’s amazing relationship and the amount of new ways they could fuck with each other. Yeah the chemistry between those two is sort of (a gift) yeah it’s incredible.” - Jena Malone and Sam Claflin.
11x01 “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” Two Halves of One Whole
Out of all the scenes between Dean and the Darkness in the premiere (which all were freaking amazing btw - I am in love with Emily Swallow’s and Jensen’s chemistry), this one to me was most probably the most telling one in relation to Dean’s actions over the course of this episode. But before I jump into the narrative driven meta here, I need to express my love for the visual aspects of this moment, because damn, the cinematography of how they shot this moment is just goregous.
Dean and the Darkness surrounded by black smoke, as if they are within the eye of the storm, the place where there’s calm. That very calm that Dean talked about when he first laid a hand on the Fist Blade and was overtaken by the effects. I just love how they managed to simultaneously make Emily Swallow as the Darkness look petite and yet so much bigger than Jensen and with that capturing so well, who is wearing the pants in that relationship so to speak. It’s obvious from the get go that what Dean described as this “energy around her, that focus” is much bigger than Dean. You can already see it when they are standing facing one another with some space in between, but it gets really apparent in my opinion in the close up. Though I may be biased.
So much for that. Now onto the big myth arc here. More on Dean’s special connection to the Darkness, duality and the baby behind the cut.
ok so im rewatching the avengers and it will bother me to no end that joss whedon decided to not develop the chemistry between nat and clint but force it onto her and bruce instead. like. after she’s survived the hulks attack, she is sitting in shock, shaking, frozen in time because she’s so scared. she only stands up and gets moving when fury calls out that clint is on the move.
WHY WOULD YOU HAVE TWO ACTORS THAT HAS AMAZING CHEMISTRY AND FUN DIALOGE IN THE FIRST MOVIE, ONLY TO STRIP THAT AWAY FROM THEM AND HAVE US BELIEVE IT WAS ALL PLATONIC I JUST DON’T GET IT
i guess it would be a little more believable if nat and bruce had any connection whatsoever. but they stay at zero throughout the entire movie, and it it just SO FRUSTRATING
When the new Bond actor is officially released, I’m going to have a moment of silence for the amazing chemistry between Ben and Daniel. They made the last two films delightful, and I will miss them together dearly. Anyone else with me on this?
“She’s amazing, you can’t fake that sort of chemistry, I think we brought a lot of ourselves to the characters… and she’s beautiful, it’s simple to fall in love with her.”
- “He’s a really talented actor and a very generous performer. [Working with him] is great. I think we’ve also managed to create a really nice chemistry between the two characters that the public are really rooting for and I think that’s the main thing. Yeah, he’s a great guy.”
One thing: Guys, please do NOT ship Caity and Wentworth in real life. It’s no secret that Wentworth Miller is homosexual, and I bet Caity and Wentworth are supportive of each other and considering their chemistry, they’re probably good friends in real life. But don’t say they’re flirting off-screen or happen to be friends with benefits in real life.
There’s a difference between the characters they’re portraying and the people they truly are. Please be aware of that. Being supportive of Captain Canary as a fictional ship is cute and adorable and amazing. But trying to see anything romantic between those two actors in real life feels very uncomfortable - for the actors as much as for the people who are aware that Wentworth is homosexual. So, YES to shipping and celebrating Captain Canary as a romantic thing, NO to shipping Caity and Wentworth as anything romantic or sexual.
Drake and Rih’s performances are so amazing, the chemistry between them is amazing. So you just put them in front of the camera and they’re like the two coolest, most interesting artists you can see. Doing this with someone else would be the most boring video you’ve ever seen. But these two artists can carry a whole video in one setup. They can just do one of these takes and you say, wow, this is so cool. We were shooting, and everyone was like, open-mouthed. They’re like, wow.
Tim Erem [director of Work vid. #2] on Drake & Rihanna’s video performance
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were the most prolific dancing team of the Golden Age of Hollywood, and in that time, they made ten musical films together. Starting with 1933’s Flying Down to Rio, they went on to make such classics as Top Hat and Swing Time, and they capped their team classics with 1949’s The Barkleys of Broadway. Initially, Astaire was reluctant to become a team with Rogers, stating, “I did not go into pictures to be teamed with her or anyone else, and if that is the program in mind for me, I will not stand for it.” However, they worked together anyway, and their amazing dances and electrifiying on-screen chemistry proved wonderous at the box office. Despite rumors at the time that the two did not get along, they both maintained that they were great friends. Indeed, by watching some of their films today and seeing the romantic sparkle between the two, one cannot help but wonder if they were not only friends, but lovers.
“Ginger was brilliantly effective. She made everything work for her. Actually, she made things very fine for both of us, and she deserves most of the credit for our success.” -Fred Astaire
“I adore the man. I have always adored him. It was the most fortunate thing that ever happened to me, being teamed with Fred: he was everything a little starry-eyed girl from a small town ever dreamed of.” -Ginger Rogers
“Believe me, Ginger was great. She contributed her full fifty percent in making them such a great team. She could follow Fred as if one brain was thinking. She blended with his every step and mood immaculately. He was able to do dances on-screen that would have been impossible to risk if he hadn’t a partner like Ginger - as skilful as she was attractive." -Edward Everett Horton
"There was a certain magic between Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers… there’s never been the same electricity that has happened as when Fred and Ginger danced together." -Hermes Pan
Grace Randolph from "Beyond the trailer" talks about Josh and Jen and their onscreen chemistry and some "mighty fine romantic acting"
“The thing the movie gets right most of all…the romance between Katniss and Peeta, which I think is one of the best onscreen romances of all time, I think it has become that good. That’s not only due to the writing but really some amazing acting from Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence. I can see why so many people ship them and are convinced they are in love in real life because that’s…mighty fine romantic acting going on between the two of them. I mean, really it was like get a room you guys, like I told you I felt really bad for Gale because the emotion between them was really potent.”
Oliver and Thea have an understanding that I know wouldn’t have happened two seasons ago and I’m reminded how much I enjoy their sibling relationship. Oliver also opens up to Felicity and accepts her words in return. The adult, loving relationship between the two of them continually amazes me and it amazes me even more that this is who Oliver is now. Would it sound strange to say that I’m proud of a fictional character? Because I am.
i finally had some time between editing videos to put all my thoughts down on tumblr, and bear with me, it might be rambling. If you are just here for the “gist of it”, I actually hated it more than I hated the first one. And I’ll explain why…
You see, the first Amazing Spider Man was an awfully written story, but it was carried by the amazing chemistry between our two lead actors. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone really stole the show, and despite their lines being horrible and the fact that the movie was filled with so many little things that pissed me off it ruined the over all experience, they made it at least watchable.
This time around, I was in a theater filled with Spider Man fan friends, and they were not happy - so at least I can say i wasn’t alone in my disgust.
So, let’s go back to what I liked about the first Amazing Spider Man. Did the sequel still have that magic? I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t there, the two of them have great chemistry. BUT GOD DAMN if they didn’t take the Gwen/Peter story and make it into the stupidest unnecessary melodrama.
It starts with the usual, Peter has trouble with his social life and being a hero story, that has been a staple of most super hero movies. But they throw in the fact that he for some reason sees her dead feather everywhere. He remembers back to when her dad said “leave gwen out of this” and he can’t help but feel he’s betraying her dad’s last wish. So they break up. Pete is all depressed, Gwen is all depressed. Then they try to get back together as friends, then they are in love again, then gwen gets a scholarship for oxford, then she leaves for england, then he stops her, then they kiss then….
all of this is going on, while there are like 5 other plots taking place in the same movie. And spoiler, the thing about seeing her father everywhere, continues through the movie…AND NEVER PAYS OFF. EVER.
Anyway, back to the beginning of the film. I will openly admit that the first 10 minutes is fantastic. Very well done intro to the movie, in fact it might be the best part (except for one scene later).
Then after an incredible intro, we immediately cut to Spider Man fighting the russian mob led by Academy Award Nominated actor Paul Giamatti portraying what can best be described at GRU from Despicable Me. Nothing he said even resembled a language found on earth. Just grunts and growls. Of course spider man captures him and barely makes it to graduation - having missed Gwen’s big speech.
The worst part is, Peter Parker is NOT spider man. Yet, in this movie, Pete barely makes it to graduation, walks in like a fuckin’ pimp, kisses Gwen in front of everyone, high fives the principal and walks off like a boss.
Spider Man? You’re damn right he’d do all that. But that’s because the mask was freedom for pete, who was just as nerdy as it got. Say what you want about the Toby movies, but he was a great Peter Parker.
Anyway, like I said we then continue on this will they won’t they crap with Pete and Gwen after that moment.
Meanwhile we are introduced to a completely unbelievable nerd played by Jamie Foxx. In the long line of nerd stereotypes, this one takes the cake. Pushed around? Check. Awful hair? Check. Pocket Protector? Check! Crooked glasses that always seem broken? Double Check!
Anyway, after being saved my spider man, he suddenly becomes obsessed with him. And in what might be the quickest and poorly written villain transformation, essentially stolen from Jim Carrey’s Riddler in Batman Forever - our villain Max, takes an obsession too far and after being electrocuted by eels and power lines… becomes some sort of fame whore, obsessed with being bigger than spider man? Having all the figurative and literal power he can get.
So we finally get to our first battle between hero and villain. And while the special effects are amazing, the music in the background is laughable. The entire time a dub step, electronic beat is playing whenever we get a close up of Electro, but whispering lyrics like “they’re all laughing at you” and “spider man is joke” or whatever they are saying ruin the entire scene. It was so strange. i guess it was supposed to be his inner thoughts, but it came off as just really awful lyrics to a really silly song.
Anyway, Spider Man beats him and Electro is put into containment by none-other than Oscorp.
OH, ya, let’s get to that other plot.
Harry Osborn, another character with as little character development as possible joins the story.
I’m going to break down his scenes in order, cause they are insane…
- Harry comes back from bordering school and meets his dad, who is dying of essentially “Green Goblin” disease. He and his dad obviously don’t get along and his dad is like “ps, you have it too” and then hands him his life’s work.
-Just like Wiley E. Coyote finding out he’s out over a cliff and THEN falling, Harry only after being told about this disease immediately starts to show signs. And he rapidly starts to decay, even though his father made it to… 70?
-After his father’s death, Peter comes to see him and the two have the most awkward, possibly romantic, scene where Harry stands atop a flight of stairs while Peter tries to woo a smile out of him. It’s like a 1950s romance movie. He does and the two end up going on a bro date and catching up.
- After that one scene his entire plot then becomes trying to find a way to live. And he will do this by getting Spider Man’s blood, which has the regenerative properties of the spiders Pete and Harry’s dads worked on.
-There is a very quick scene where harry meets Gwen in the elevator, they talk for 2 seconds, but it’s really just to establish the end of the movie.
-Anyway, Harry asks Peter to get Spider Man to give him Blood, Pete is like “no way, it could make you like Connors from the first movie”
-BUT, Spidey shows up to tell Harry it in person, and suddenly Harry HAAAAAAAAATES SPIDER MAAAAAAAAN!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRR
-Immediately after this his secretary who up until this point has had 1 scene and 2 lines, comes to him and lets him know she overheard corporate guy X tell guy Y that there’s a secret facility where all the other experiments are. AND the venom from the spiders is there.
- Harry tries to access info, and then hired goons and the guy who had 2 scenes up until this point and is the “evil corporate guy who hates a kid took over after his dad died” comes to fire him for hiding the secret storage space, that he himself created. OH NOZ.
- THEN, Harry decides his only option is to free Electro, from his prison he was being held at under the supervision of a dude named “Doctor Kafka” (i can’t make this shit up). Harry’s almost stopped, but as he’s being pulled away by a security team, he pleads with Electro. AND electro finally feeling needed, decides it’s time to get the exact same powers Sandman had in Spider Man 3, and can now turn into pure electricity. He killed everyone but Harry and the two go back to Oscorp.
- Harry and Electro find evil corporate guy, and Harry gives electro access to the power grid “which he designed” (a plot point mentioned many times, but never really touched on). Harry makes evil corporate guy take him to the secret section of oscorp and inject him with the venom. Of course Harry starts to mutate, and is dying…?
-He crawls to a nearby power suit and gets in, it starts to activate “life restoration”….?????
-He then becomes …Hobgoblin? Look I don’t even fucking care any more. ALL of the above happens in roughly 15 minutes total screen time.
There are at least 3 other plots in this movie guys…
The origin of the Sinister 6, the secret of Peter’s parents (it ends in a subway car that rises from the ground!), and his day to day life with aunt may…. All of them just, quickly resolved or started…
the climax of the movie is a show down with Electro at the power plant. Immediately after the movie ended I wrote down these thoughts about the finale.
1. Every characters motivation is so weak. People turn evil for no reason. Miscommunication, that could easily be handled turns into epic battles.
2. When Electro absorbs the power grid from the city, they also show him absorbing power from planes in the sky. These planes lose the power in the cockpit, but somehow still have lights on in the cabins or more importantly still fly? Also car batteries, totally unphased.
3. Speaking of planes, a sub plot about two planes on a collision course with each other occurs during the battle. With no power, the control tower can’t guide them! OH NO! Now Spider Man only has 4 minutes to stop Electro, which is 4 minutes movie time, so it lasts 10 minutes.
4. Gwen shows up, and using knowledge from high school science, the two defeat electro and make him explode into energy… except…isn’t he made of energy………?!?!?!?!
5. So the planes don’t collide and everyone cheers and cheers in the control tower. No one in the audience gives a shit since we just met these people 10 minutes ago.
6. Aunt May, working at the hospital when the power is out, sees the power come back on and starts ordering people about, like “alright lets get back to work people”…..excuse me, aren’t you just a nursing student? Why are you ordering doctors around?
7. Just when everything seems safe, Harry shows up looking like a guy who woke up the next day after a keg party, with fangs and green skin and crazy hair, and from the one discussion he had with Gwen earlier, deduces that Pete is Spiderman.
8. He grabs Gwen and drops her from a clock tower, pete tries to save her.
9. Using his web, which seriously…guys…seriously…is animated to look like an extension of his hand trying to reach out to her as she falls, snatches her at the last second…
10. BUT…in one of the very few good parts of this movie, it doesn’t stop her momentum and he smashes into the ground.
11. Harry of course gets his ass knocked out, and spider man cries.
12. MONTHS AND MONTHS AGO BY. Pete is depressed and feeling like shit and can’t move on, then he watches a conveniently placed usb drive of Gwens speech from graduation that he missed. Of course is sounds completely tailored to the very specific moment and he finds the courage he needs to carry on.
And the last thing I wrote down was this, in an obvious nod to the future of the franchise, we see Harry who happens to look just fine now (who brushes off his looks with the dialogue “it comes and goes”), talking to who we all thought was Doctor Octavius, but turns out to a guy named Fierce? or Fear? Who knows… about getting a group together to take on Spider Man. The first is Paul Giamatti from the beginning! Who returns at the end to shoot up the city as Rhino.
Blowing up cop cars and all sorts of crap, a little boy, featured once for a scene earlier in the movie who is saved by spider man from bullies, dressed in a spider man outfit walks out into the street…. and challenges Rhino. Now like any comic villain he mocks the little boy just in time for real spider man to show up, talk with the boy, wave to the crowd, grab a loud speaker and jump on a cop car. ……… WHY DIDN’T HE JUST SHOOT HIM?!?!?!?!?!
The movie ends with Rhino charging at a reinvigorated Spider Man, and cut to black.
….. two things.
1. What a shit way to end a movie. “even though we don’t deserve it, see you in the 3rd one!”
2. how come every fight in the movie has hundreds of new yorkers behind barricades watching? I lived in New York, no one would do that. People would be like “nope, fuck this shit”.
Anyway, for sitting through all that trash you get a secret sneak peak at the next movie in the credits.
Oh, I’m sorry did I say next movie. I meant at the new X-men movie. Which has NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTHING TO DO WITH SPIDER MAN…ugh…
So much freaking happened this week and I’m totally heartbroken but let talk about the awesome stuff we got.
The Forehead kiss. I so freaking loved this. Clary has gone through a lot in the past 11 episodes. She always has something to worry about. Her Mom. Simon. Luke and the the list goes on. So it was beyond great to see the concern and worry go to Jace in the first moments of the episode. It really showed much she cares about Jace.
“It was real, Clary” This scene was so freaking beautiful and my favorite scene between the two as of episode 11. The chemistry and connection was so freaking on point. And that freaking kiss was so freaking hot and passionate. They way he touched her face and dragged his thumb across her lip. Beyond amazing. It was awesome and also little sad for me because in the moment you realize this is the last moment they are going to have to have that isn’t tainted by Valentine and his bullshit. So Thank you writers for giving me this epic moment to hold onto through all the upcoming pain and heartbreak.
Then of course Valentine drops the bombshell about Jace being Son and even before hand he’s questioning and judging Jace for his relationship with Clary. Its completely heartbreaking and Dom freaking killed me seriously. Jace was totally broken down in this episode and it wasn’t fun to watch. And now we are left with Clary and Jace not really knowing how to deal with each other. In the scene with Jocelyn in the institute Jace could barely muster up the strength to look at Clary. Then in the final moment Clary seems like she wants to reach out to Jace in some way but isn’t sure how to do it. My poor babies are crushed and so am I.
“The chemistry between the two leads, Tom Mison and Beharie, was the only thing that kept mostly everyone tuned in. (I say most, because somehow, there are folks out there who think Sleepy Hollow is just Ichabod’s story of time travel. When was he the only lead on this show? I have a lot more to say about this later on in this post.) Sure, the creative elements that made up the show, like the lighting, the set design, the creature makeup and stuntwork, and the time travel/Christian apocalypse madness were amazing and really gave the show its creepy edge. But the glue that stuck all of those disparate parts together were the grounding forces provided by Ichabod and Abbie. Without one or both of them, the show’s just a bunch of junk, to be quite honest about it.”