I love Tangled too and I was wondering why it's your favorite?
I was nearly finished writing this but then accidentally refreshed the page and I had to start all over again, but I need to get this out. It might feel a little rushed but I wrote this down before and I wanted to keep it shorter this time.
- Eugene and Rapunzel are both amazing characters. Eugene is one of my favorite Disney characters ever, with his charm and funny personality, yet his backstory touches me every time. The way he deals with it really played with the ‘what’s good and bad’ question, and his development is amazing. It’s difficult for me to love or even accept a female lead in any movie or series because they get portrayed badly most of the time, but I absolutely love Rapunzel. She’s a little clumsy and too excited about everything, but yet badass and cute and gets things done. Bless her.
- Maximus and Pascal are the best sidekicks. I love the relationship and development between Maximus and Eugene, and Pascal is all the sassy cuteness you need in this movie.
- One of the most quotable movies ever. I feel like there’s a quote for everything and I use them all the time.
- Onto an important part. Mother Gothel is the best Disney villain because she is so painfully realistic. As someone with a toxic/mentally abusive/narcissistic mom, I recognize a lot of the things she says and the way she acts- how she tries to look good and protecting while in fact all she does is abuse her power to get what she wants. Now I can elaborate on this but it’s pretty simple. Disney shows how mothers can be, and Mother Gothel says many things that are very realistic as to what toxic mothers say in real life. Especially Mother Knows Best Reprise is very good in this (which, by the way, is one of the best villain songs Disney ever made ngl).
- Another thing, Disney shows that saying ‘I love you’ doesn’t have to mean it’s true. It’s something people with toxic parents struggle a lot with. Mother Gothel seems to take good care of Rapunzel and wanting to protect her, as if Rapunzel should be grateful. Rapunzel actually sings about this.This song means way more than the fact she can’t get out of the tower. It’s pointing at the manipulation again. Mother Gothel has always said she loved Rapunzel and always made it look like she did, like she was the good one It leaves Rapunzel with guilt which is shown at the end when Mother Gothel falls and Rapunzel still tries to save her- despite her knowing that she’s been bad all the time.
- Next to this, they also quickly discuss the thought of ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ during I’ve Got A Dream. Again a masterful work of music and a great thought behind it. Eugene’s part is so good as well- most of the time, ‘wanting money’ is something evil, but it’s not this time. I’m really glad this is included.
- Most of the times with Disney movies, there’s one or a few songs I don’t like. I love all the songs in Tangled, got nothing else to say about that. They’re just terrific.
- I got to mention, the aesthetics of this movie. Don’t tell me those lanterns aren’t beautiful to you. Everything about this movie, the colors, the scenery, the music, the sounds, the vibes, the animations… it’s all so pleasing and I can’t get enough.
Please tell me if there’s something I haven’t covered enough yet. I could talk about this movie for hours but I should really go to sleep now.
I just watched the movie and yeah, the movie was really good. And it is a kind of movie that someone like Yongguk would watch. And yeah, it have a lot in common with Skydive and B.A.P’s upcoming comeback, Rose.
This is seriously worth to watch. There were many quotable quotes that was more than inspiring. The plot of the story was so beautiful.
Okay, I should stop right there. So, how can I relate this with Skydive and maybe Rose? This is just my speculations. It may be wrong.
11.05- in the movie, it was frequently repeated as the day when everything change. And they kept stressing about the idea will never die but man does. 5th November that shall never be forgotten. And 11.05 p.m. is exactly the time when V have a fight with the most obnoxious man from the government. He survived during the fight and successfully killed all the men but still face the death in the end in Evey’s hold. -Just like Jongup ‘died’ in Youngjae’s hold.
So now what can I say is, Jongup is the Vendetta. His legend pose was also one of V’s pose. And Jongup also revealed that he is wearing a bulletproof vest just like what V did to survive during his fight.
Rose- rose is V’s killer signature. He didn’t leave any trace but a rose on his victims dead body. And B.A.P’s comeback was entitled Rose. I can’t really relate this. But I am very sure that it has nothing to do with vampires.
Moon- there’s nothing about moon in the movie. So I can’t tell.
So, I knew it’s not much I’ve got here. But yeah, when you already watched the movie, then you’ll surely realised something. And this is what I’ve got and I would love to share with you guys. I just think that maybe Noir is just the sequel of something that hadn’t been told to us yet. Well, there are questions when we watched Skydive like- Why would Jongup make Daehyun as his target? What Daehyun had actually did to him until his revenge was too inhumane towards Daehyun?
So maybe Rose have the answer. Maybe Rose is it’s prequel, the whole answer for the actual story. Maybe it’s not Jongup the bad guy but Daehyun since V is not a bad guy either. And I am pretty sure that Daehyun must play such a big role in this MV since he brings new conspiration with the Moon things.
Also I've never actually watched Robin Hood!! I've meant to, but haven't gotten around to it. What are some of your other favorite animated movies? Oh, and did you like any 2016 movies?
Okay, this turned into a monster.
Anna loves animated films. Brace yourself, Nonie.
The Top Ten Animated Films of All Time (in Anna’s most humble opinion).
10. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
Anna is a shameless South Park fanatic. I’ve seen every episode, and I reference the show constantly (nobody around me seems to understand). I think it’s genius. I will never outgrow it.Bigger, Longer, Uncut is South Park in its prime. Hilarious, ridiculous, totally quotable.
And who can forget -
9. An American Tail
I fell in love with these characters. I’m a sucker for a good “presumed dead” story, and this one hits all the beats for me. Also, Anna’s got a huge soft spot for Don Bluth films.
You’ll see a common theme, here. Anna can sacrifice a good plot as long as the characters are on point. The story of UP is pretty dumb, but the characters slay me every time, especially Carl, Kevin, Doug, and Ellie.
Oh god, Ellie.
Aside from that, UP has to be on the list solely for the beautifully executed montage at the beginning. The pacing, the score, the emotions - it’s all there.
Oh, man. Bambi is purely a nostalgia pick.
I don’t like princess movies, but there’s something fascinating about the old Disney animations, so this fits the bill for me.
Also, and I’m not sure why this is, but my family just has lots of inside Bambi jokes (many of them are completely inappropriate for Tumblr).
I can tell you that my grandmother, still to this day, says, “Nice or nothin’,” which is a direct derivative of Thumper’s infamous, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.”
I got that a lot, growing up.
6. The Lion King
Hamlet, but with lions. God, this movie is so iconic - the second highest grossing film of all time when it was released. Holy shit (and Disney didn’t even think it would be successful). I frickin’ love this movie. I was right around the target age when it came out. I still sing grew up singing Hakuna Matata and Be Prepared. Mufasa’s death gave me my first feels, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Scar, too.
Also, Anna firmly believes that Nala is the best Disney female to date.
5. The Land Before Time
Another Bluth film, and another nostalgia pick.
Anna was obsessed with The Land Before Time.
My parents still jokingly refer to it as the jurassic period. I stomped around our property obstinately referring to sweetgums as “tree stars.” I wanted to be a Sharp Tooth so desperately that I bit a kid once at church.
I got in a lot of trouble for that one.
4. Robin Hood
This is kind of an obscure choice, really. Disney was going through a rough patch at the time - budget problems and such - so a lot of the animations are recycled from older films. But, the characters - again - are excellent, and the music has always stuck with me.
This is another one that my folks make a lot of references to, also.
Golly, what a day!
3. My Neighbor Totoro
I was drunk as a skunk the first time I saw this.
It was in undergrad, when I was living with some yogi English majors (seriously the high point of my life, guys). I couldn’t really follow the story - there’s not a fuckton of story to follow here, anyway - but, again, it was the characters that pulled me in.
They were so real.
It was the scene toward the beginning when Satsuki and Mei are cleaning the house that got me. They’re scrubbing the floors, running back and forth as fast as they can, sort of push/sliding the rag in front of them.
I remember being drunk off my ass and thinking, “Hey, I did that when I was a kid.”
And then came Totoro.
So began Anna’s love for Studio Ghibli, and for Miyazaki.
2. The Secret of NIMH
Just a damn good film, if you ask me, and totally underrated.I have my nitpicks, but for all that, it’s still high on the list.
I highly recommend the book, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. It’s even better.
Genetically modified rats, y’all.
What’s not to love?
1. Princess Mononoke
I cannot sing the praises of this film near enough.
It’s beautiful. It’s heartbreaking. The score is excellent. The characters are extremely believable. The message bites hard without being preachy.
The animation, guys.
Oh man, oh man, the animation.
I’ve never seen anything as gorgeous as the nightwalker scenes. Fuck me, dude.
People praise Spirited Away (which only narrowly missed this list), but guys, truly,Princess Mononoke is Miyazaki’s magnum opus.
If you have not seen this film, please, please, make time over the weekend for it.
I promise, you will not regret it.
2016′s Noteworthy Films
Star Trek Beyond
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
2016 wasn’t really a stellar year for film, in my opinion, but I’ll freely admit, I haven’t spent the time I usually do watching movies. Residency’s got me snowed under. I can tell you that I did not like Finding Dory, Doctor Strange, The Boy, Ben-Hur, Wardogs, The Legend of Tarzan, or The Jungle Book.
Whew, okay. Enough about me, Nonie. Your turn.
Reblog, guys, and tell me what I missed, or what you hate!
I can’t answer this because it’s too hard so instead I’m going to tell you why all of them are awesome and why you should watch them.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
It’s a modern adaptation in a series so it’s got this incredible way of translating it into modern times without leaving too much plot???
For a webseries it’s really well produced. Acting, costumes, writing, etc. Goooood shit.
SISTERLY BONDS SO STRONG
“I dislike smiling. It contorts the face.”
COSTUME THEATER! Where else are you gonna get costume theater with these characters?
This is easily the best version of Fitz
POC characters, which 0% of the other adaptations can boast, except for Bride & Prejudice which is bae
Darcy is gr9 hi babe
Honestly you could just watch for Jane she is the wife of all of us what a Queen
Ashley Clements kills it, she’s astounding, I just adore her delivery.
Mary Kate Wiles manages to make Lydia likable, which is pretty much impossible.
This whole series is so quotable??? Like, wow????
That first Dizzie kiss is A++++++++ THANK YOU ACTORS FOR GIVING THAT TO US WE LOVE YOU
Side note, A+ for not slut shaming Lydia.
LOOK THIS CAST IS THE CUTEST OMFG FITZ AND GIGI AND BING ugh cutie cast
Takes place in the good ol’ USofA so it can also be a pretty rad on wheels social commentary
Bride & Prejudice
IT’S A MUSICAL VERSION OF P&P!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!
Aishwarya Rai is literally the most beautiful, beautiful, graceful, beautiful woman of all time, and she plays Lalita.
Directed/written by a husband and wife team, like, A++ let’s always watch movies written by women and directed by them
The Cobra Dance. Enough said.
NO LIFE WITHOUT WIFE IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE GREATEST SONG OF ALL TIME
I get all my dance moves from this movie; I’ve been watching it since I was a kid.
“It’s just like screwing a lightbulb with one hand and pettin’ the dog with the other.” D A R C Y NOOOOO
The commentary Lalita makes on India was really informative and the whole movie does that; I think it’s important for a person like me who lives in America and is really privileged to hear different perspectives of different countries like this. So thank you B&P for educating me on something I never would have learned about.
Ashanti. As herself.
THE COLORS AND THE CINEMATOGRAPHY !!!! OH GOD!!!!
The whole plane ride with Lalita and Darcy destroys my soul. Destroys it.
Did some say sexual tension?
Like, oomph do these guys want to bad.
I need three bullet points just to talk about how much they want to bang
The hand flex???!!??! LORD HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL THEY TOUCH HANDS AND I AM SINNING.
I really liked the way Kira Knightley played Lizzy getting slighted by Darcy at the beginning. She actually seems offended. Which you don’t always see in the other versions.
This movie is really cool because the director purposefully shot it so that the family looked like a real family and the viewer felt like they were kinda creepin’ on the Bennets. So it’s not composed, it’s like we’re always peering around corners or over shoulders.
Bingley is an actual golden retriever.
Also the cinematography!?!?!? like the scene where they’re both dancing and nobody else is in the room? That is gr9.
Rain!Darcy is the greatest Darcy. Darcy should always be wet.
Also his voice is deep. Like the bottom of the sea. But it sees into my soul.
Bingley practicing his proposal on DarcY????? BROMANCE that is some goooood shit.
The SOUNDTRACK lord sometimes I just listen to it over and over again. Sometimes @ananbeth will text me and be like “Rachel I’m listening to the P&P soundtrack” and I have to prepare myself for her tears. I cry.
The house where they film Pemberley is so gorgeous? This movie is so aesthetic?
Darcy’s smile when he’s laughing with Lizzy could make angels sing.
The American ending of this movie is the greatest thing to happen to this country since Betty White, who is older than sliced bread. Like, hoooolly crap, I don’t care that it isn’t period appropriate, I will watch it 20 times over until I shrivel up into a prune of tears.
And one last time, for the people in the back, SEXUAL TENSION.
It’s basically the book. Like, the only difference is… well, you know. We’ll talk about later.
There’s so much boobs. There’s boobs everywhere. This movie is probably the reason I’m bisexual (I’m just kidding but seriously boobs.)
Colin. Firth. COLIN FIRTH. AS DARCY.
I just love the costumes, idk why, I love me an empire waist line.
Did I mention Colin Firth’s Darcy?
I really love the way Jennifer Ehle plays Lizzy’s spirit. I feel that she captures Lizzy’s spirit really beautifully; she really grabs onto her lust for life. Kira also does that, but Jennifer was my first Lizzy so she’ll always be Lizzy to me.
Colin Firth undresses and jumps into a lake in a white shirt.
COLIN FIRTH FENCING
Colin Firth in the bathtub
colin firth starring as grumpy cat.
Lydia is played probably closest to how the book intended her.
Idk why but Mr. Bennet is perfect, I love him, I am his and he is mine, he will parent me forever with lil tummy and his glasses.
Also this Mrs. Bennet is probs more accurate to book Mrs. Bennet but that kinda depends on how you read it.
THE SCENERY IS SO GORGEOUS
The “not at all, they were brightened by the exercise” scene is basically the reason I wake up in the morning. Darcy you have it so bad.
I love the way you kinda see Darcy’s transition… because you spend so much time in this universe and with the characters, Darcy’s transition goes really slowly but smoothly. It’s not too fast, it’s just perfect. I love it.
Bridget Jones’ Diary
Colin Firth’s triumphant return to grumpy cat.
Actual quote from Colin Firth upon returning to the set: “Surprise bitch. I bet you thought you’d seen the last of me.”
Bridget is all of us. She is literally a single, chubby, slightly alcoholic girl who loves Pride & Prejudice too much. Literally, there’s a bonus feature where she interviews Colin Firth about playing Mr. Darcy.
If you’re looking for Mr. Darcy hopping into bed with someone, watch Bridget Jones’ Diary. He says “I happen to like your wobbly bits” and that makes me happy.
Also I feel like you see his butt and that’s important because Mr. Darcy’s butt is very important for science.
The bunny scene? Mmmmmmm.
DARCY IN THE KITCHEN HE COOKS AND IT’S AMAZING
allll byyyy myyyseeellfff
“I like you just the way you are.”
Darcy and Wickham BITCH FIGHT it’s incredible and it’s raining men is playing in the background oh my god. I’m gonna go rewatch that scene right now goodbye friends.
Some quickies of the Blues Brothers. Jake and Elwood, played by John
Belushi and Dan Aykroyd respectively, are some of the most iconic
characters ever in cinema. Based on the SNL skits, The Blues Brothers is
a hilarious comedy, all while also being one of the most quotable
movies of all time, featuring some of the greatest musicians ever,
pleasing action fans (two of cinema’s greatest car chases are in this
film, and just maintaining an unparalleled level of “cool”. If Blues
Brothers isn’t a movie classic, I don’t know what is.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (Non- Spoiler Review) by Tay Mackie :D
-PLOT- Great!, it tied into Man of Steel perfectly, it perfectly gives the two a reason to fight, and DAMN THAT ENDING THO
-CAST- I gotta say this is one movie where everyone gave it their all and is really difficult to choose one showstealer
Everyone needs to give Ben Affleck an apology because he IS Bruce Wayne/Batman
Henry Cavill is still great as Superman, couldn’t pick anyone better
Gal Gadot is pretty good as Wonder Woman. Makes me excited to see more of the character because she wasn’t in too much
Amy Adams as Lois Lane is still good
Jesse Eisenberg really surprised me as Lex Luthor. It took a new spin on a character we seen many times but you really see now why he hates Superman. Some of the lines he says is so quotable he really kills it for me
In conclusion, this is one of the most well made movies I’ve seen. Don’t listen to what the critics say because they will try to ruin the movie for you. All the Trailers don’t spoil too much as everyone thought. There’s much more than just what’s in the trailer. Overall, Batman v Superman delivers so much more than what I expected!
“What is it about society that disappoints you so much?”
“Oh, I don’t know. Is it that we collectively thought Steve Jobs was a great man, even when we knew he made billions off the backs of children? Or maybe it’s that it feels like all our heroes are counterfeit. The world itself is just one big hoax. Spamming each other with our burning commentary of bullshit, masquerading as insight. Our social media faking as intimacy. Or is it that we voted for this? Not with our rigged elections, but with our things. Our property. Our money. I’m not saying anything new. We all know why we do this, not because Hunger Games books make us happy but because we wanna be sedated. Because it’s painful not to pretend, because we’re cowards. Fuck society.”
Fell in love with this show on its first episode. I stumbled upon an article about Rami Malek doing a show about hacking and stuff. I was stoked af because Rami’s in my favorite movie, Short Term 12, and some other good stuff (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, The Master) so I gave the show a try.
Man, the pilot was amazing af. And the hype didn’t stop there. All the episodes are nerve-wreckingly good; kept me on my toes most of the time. The cinematography and dialogue are my favorites. The shots are so pretty; NY is beautiful. This show is very quotable too. Mr Robot is very consistent with how they deliver good episodes and I can’t wait for the second season.