this film is terrible

anonymous asked:

thoughts on anna kendrick?

Ummm I think she’s a great actress who’s been doing a lot of average-to-terrible films lately

Like… gurl ur better than this

  • andrew: a man can only have so many issues
  • neil: emphasis on "so many"
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CGI Animated Short Film HD: “Majora’s Mask - Terrible Fate Short Film” by EmberLab

The Real Top 100 NHL players of all time
  1. Wayne Gretzky
  2. Bobby Orr
  3. Alex Ovechkin
  4. Sidney Crosby
  5. PK Subban
  6. the amount of people annoyed by the fans of a stanley cup winning team
  7. Alex Trebek
  8. All of Me by John Legend
  9. Fifth Harmony
  10. Marntin
  11. When players use their water bottles upside down
  12. refs who swear at players
  13. Brad marchand’s nose
  14. the worm lawson crouse ate on a boat
  15. “Hanifin, That’s gotta be a battle win”
  16. Nate Mac’s OT winner against Sweden
  17. JAHNNY HACKEYY 
  18. johnny hockey ™
  19. the faces mitch marner made when they were reviewing his shootout goal
  20. henrik lundqvist sucking this year
  21. Las Vegas Golden Knights
  22. the bear that roars when the bruins get a power play
  23. oscar klefboms nickname being sexbomb
  24. taylor hall going from being cheered to booed in his return to edmonton
  25. I once was a kid with the other little kids Now I’m whippin’ up shows and ‘em fans goin’ wild with us Tell mommy I’m sorry This life is a party, i’m never growing up.
  26. John Scott
  27. Auston Matthews four goals in his first ever NHL game
  28. The Oilers being tied for top of the pacific in January
  29. the atlantic being an absolute mess
  30. totinos pizza rolls
  31. brad marchand calling himself “best player”
  32. martin jones and cam talbot being basically the same person
  33. Zdeno Chara breaking the hardest shot record every time he made it to the NHL All Star Game
  34. Evgeny Kuznetsov at one point being the highest scorer on the Washington Capitals
  35. People who say “every team has bad fans” slowly realizing it always seems to be flyers fans
  36. some old guy who makes “They have ice joke” about a southern team
  37. Tom “Daddy” Wilson 
  38. all the WAGs
  39. Sidney crosby’s tim horton’s commercials with Nate Mac
  40. The Merry Christmas banner i still have hanging in my apartment
  41. All the pet names Andre Burakovsky comes up for his teammates
  42. teams with star wars nights
  43. Paul Pierce
  44. the habs cwhl affiliate Les Canadiennes being 100x better than them
  45. nature documentaries
  46. people who cry at alarming noises (me)
  47. all the cats in the whole world
  48. some cool birds
  49. Jack Eichel trying to politely say the evergaldes tour was the worst thing he has ever done in his life
  50. connor becoming a daddy
  51. People who really want Nuge to shave
  52. the ship name McNugget in general
  53. Team USA beating Team Canada in the shootout at world juniors and canadians acting like it didn’t count because it was the shootout.
  54. Babcock having to buy wine for underage in his own country auston matthews
  55. self love the size of alex ovechkin’s
  56. boys wearing nail polish
  57. when you have “hey Siri” turned on and she just starts randomly talking to you.
  58. NHL Combine pictures
  59. the fact that the NFL fucking added dodge ball to the probowl
  60. the NHL taking away the brakaway challenge and then using almost exclusively breakaway challenge footage for their “best all star moments” montages.
  61. Jaromir Jagr breaking Gordie Howe’s age record
  62. Zdeno Chara being three kids in a trench coach
  63. Mitch marner being carded for a rated R movie
  64. Joe Jonas’ new band DNCE
  65. just guys bein dudes
  66. People who have to make their bed before they get back into it
  67. Connor Mcdavid (20) getting 100 points the same year Shawn Thornton (39) does as well.
  68. matt martin high sticking his own teammate and proceeding to yell at the other team about it anyway
  69. Jazzy Kadri
  70. Jake Gardiner’s rivalry with Jazzy Kadri
  71. Jake Gardiner’s sister being significantly hotter than him
  72. The lost look Jake Gardiner always has on his face
  73. Braden Holtby’s just all around style
  74. “why would i be the one to get the ring?”
  75. Zdeno Chara threatening to eat sidney crosby as a chirp. 
  76. Moana
  77. Wayne Simmonds finally making it to the NHL all star game
  78. steve dangles tweet about tim thomas shooting a tv in a chik fil a
  79. Geno’s terrible flip phone he used to film pres obama
  80. mixing up the “dad” contact and the “daddy” contact in your phone.
  81. only using snapchats for the filters
  82. Nicki Minaj’s masterpiece “Get On Your Knees” featuring Ariana Grande
  83. finnish draco malfoy valtteri filppula
  84. the count down clock on Claude Julien’s career while Therrien remains unthreatened.
  85. Carey Price not resigning with the habs when his contract runs out
  86. the fact that no one knows who Lupul is anymore
  87. Roman Josi not being the hottest Pred since the Subban trade
  88. adam mcquaid actually scored???
  89. that time Jaromir Jagr hooked evgeni malkin so noticably and the bruins scored in OT because of it
  90. bill clinton mispronouncing yzerman really bad
  91. saad not being that good 
  92. the fact that bobrovsky is literally going to win torts the jack adams
  93. nikita zaitsev actually having a son
  94. kitty sneezes
  95. kazoos
  96. all star by Smashmouth but every word is somebody
  97. Connor McDavid (97 get it)
  98. the oh mama don’t you cry usa hockey chant
  99. drake
  100. the fact that i came up with 100 things
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Warning: this video contains scenes from the movie Showgirls.

Names and naming

Mad Max Fury Road is full of names: weird, inventive, evocative names. But it also uses them brilliantly. There’s so much information packed into what names are spoken, when and how.

Names and titles are a classic way of revealing hierarchy. Joe is named repeatedly, and each time it shows his relationship with the person naming him. Nux’s “Immortan! Immortan Joe!” is all about his godlike status. The Organic Mechanic’s “Joe” is deliberately casual, not actively disrespectful but certainly not worshipful. 

Then there’s the ongoing tension in what Joe calls Angharad: “Splendid” most of the time, reverting to her proper name at moments of stress, when he really needs her to listen. In the canyon scene, he goes from “Splendid, that’s my child, my property” when he’s trying to rebuke her to “Angharad! Get out!” when he realises she’s at risk of hitting the rock.  It’s implied that she rejects “Splendid” – certainly the other wives only ever call her Angharad. (More generally, the wives use each other’s names simply, to get each other’s attention: I don’t get any sense of hierarchy from it.)

Other names are hardly ever spoken. Furiosa doesn’t call the wives anything. Charlize Theron has said this was because she is trying not to get emotionally attached.

On screen, Furiosa explicitly uses names to form connections. When she asks for Max’s name, it’s a deliberate attempt to achieve emotional engagement, because she needs him on side. And it’s rare for her: not only does she not name the wives, she doesn’t use the war rig crew’s names, either. In a movie that keeps its dialogue sparse, every word counts - and every omitted word counts, too.

Within the Citadel hierarchy, war boys don’t get named by anyone but each other. “I’ve got a war boy, running on empty,” says the Organic Mechanic. An imperator later uses exactly the same phrasing to introduce Nux to Joe: “I’ve got a war boy, says he was on the war rig”. It suggests that, from the top of the Citadel hierarchy, war boys are seen as interchangeable. One describes Nux as if he were a machine; the other - “says he was on the war rig” - implies his lower status, framing his evidence as hearsay. It’s clearly a huge honour for Joe to ask Nux his name. It’s also the only time we see a Citadel full-life acknowledge a war boy’s name.  

War boys in this film are both abusers and victims - terribly fragile, desperate for attention from the powerful class that exploits and uses them, not questioning its values. They go unnamed by their superiors, but they name each other as often as possible: “Morsov!” “Slit, what’s happening?” Though Nux shouts “Crew, out of the way!” at Ace - maybe they don’t know names beyond their own crews, or maybe he just doesn’t recognise Ace from behind.

They use names to encourage each other. Just look at the way they all shout Morsov’s name before witnessing him. “Witness me” is a plea for affirmation: see what I’m doing, make it mean something. Witnessing is an act of performative masculinity - I liked @bookishandi‘s post on witnessing Nux’s death. But it’s also framed as an act of mutual support (which I think is why it’s taken off so much in fandom).  Morsov’s death - which is really the viewer’s introduction to “witnessing” as a concept - is part of a scene that shows us the war rig crew working smoothly together.

The exception is Slit, who tries to undermine his colleagues instead, shouting “Mediocre, Morsov!” rather than “witness”, or telling Nux that Joe wasn’t looking at him, “He was scanning the horizon”. And of course Slit is the most insecure of the lot, begging for any scrap of attention: “I got the blood bag’s boot! Take me, I got his boot!”  

Imperators, and others from the Citadel’s powerful classes, are clearly known by their names. “Furiosa, she took a lot of stuff from Immortan Joe”, for instance. There’s no sense that war boys give this recognition to anyone not at the top of that hierarchy. The war boy who tells Nux about Furiosa talks about the wives as things - “stuff”, “prize breeders”. Nux’s own reaction to the wives - “so shiny, so chrome” - sees them as objects rather than people. And of course he goes on calling Max “blood bag”, even when he thinks they’re on the same side. It’s not a conscoius insult; it clearly doesn’t occur to him that Max might mind - any more than Nux minded the way the Organic Mechanic or the imperator talked about him.

Then there’s the scene when Furiosa greets the Vuvalini. Here’s what she says:

“I am one of the Vuvalini, the Many Mothers. My initiate mother was K.T. Concannon. I am the daughter of Mary Jobassa. My clan was Swaddle Dog.” 

This is a speech proving her identity, but how she does it is so revealing. She doesn’t use her own name at all. Instead, it’s all about a web of relationships, of connections, the ways in which she belongs. (She’s also proving that she belongs by demonstrating knowledge of Vuvalini society.) She lists her initiate mother before her birth mother – her place in the community before her lineage. Her tenses are interesting, too. Her clan was Swaddle Dog – she’s left, the clan may no longer exist, she’s talking about the past. But when she talks about being Vuvalini, it’s “I am”.  Even though she’s asking for recognition, it has none of the war boys’ neediness – she’s naming what she is, how she chooses to see herself. She’s not seeking approval or affirmation. 

And though the Vuvalini team work is smooth, they do it without shouting names – to the point where most of the Vuvalini characters don’t have names at all (which is very unhelpful for fandom, George). Citadel naming is intensely hierarchical, about who does, and doesn’t, get respect. Vuvalini naming is about community, identities built up through choices and relationships.

Of course, the film’s most powerful naming scene has nothing to do with the Citadel or the Vuvalini: it’s Max telling Furiosa his name. (OH MY HEART.) It’s the conclusion of Max’s emotional arc, his return to being a human being: accepting a name, accepting his own identity. Crucially, he accepts it by sharing it. Throughout the film, names are meaningful because they’re how people connect with each other. In the “My name is Max” scene, we see Max choosing to do that. Engage to heal.