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How Killing Stalking is similar to Natural Born Killers and why that should worry us,

NBK is by far one of my favorite movies. It’s a wonderful satire on our obsession with violence, and If you enjoy KS, I undoubtedly think you’ll like NBK.

Okay, so I was watching NBK for the first time in forever yesterday, and I noticed quite a few similarities between the characters Micky and Mallory and Sangwoo and Yoonbum. However, for this post, I’ll focus on comparing Mallory and Bum.

First, here’s a short summary of NBK:

The film tells the story of two victims of traumatic childhoods who became lovers and mass murderers, and are irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

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Although it is never explicated said, Mallory, in my opinion, suffers from Border line personality disorder just like Bum.

Here are some of her and Bum’s similarities 

. They’re both victims of sexual assault, being raped by a live in fatherly figure.

. They’re both “saved” by a psychotic killer

.They’re both ridiculously impulsive and need constant validation.

.They both go in between ‘I hate you, I love you,’ with their other halves.

Why should this worry us? Well, it’s implied that Mallory has never killed before Micky. However, when Micky swooshed in like a deranged prince charming and helps her kill both her parents, she’s overcame with the power and the validation, and becomes even more maniacal than Micky. Right after their first murder, they get married. Sound familiar?

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Seeing the spoilers for Chapter 19, it seems my worries were valid. However, it shouldn’t be surprising. Bum has shown to have very low to zero empathy, which is common for people with BPD. Edit: To clarify, what I’m trying to say is that people with BPD may experience empathy inconsistently.(I’m going to write another post on this) From here on out, it’ll be a downward spiral for our not too pure Bum.

Just got back from The Magnificent Seven

and UM

Red Harvest and Jack Horne’s relationship (it was there, I ended up following it through the story as one of the things that just seemed to POP to me) was beautiful, it might have been my favorite part of the film. It shined so bright and affected me emotionally because I wasn’t expecting it. Literally “You little shit. We have a lot to talk about.” was my favorite line of the movie (I hope at least one person remembers this line). I laughed so heartily at the affection in it that the people behind me kicked my chair.

I literally laughed at almost everything Jack said I loved him so much

I demand a Red Harvest spin off

Billy teaching knife class and the students not giving af and he was like HEY WTF GUYS

btw the ending of the movie…I won’t say…but that was cute and I want THAT spinoff too

Billy and Goody don’t touch me, “WHEREVER I GO, BILLY GOES” -ugly sobbing-

Vasquez shooting that guy over and over again for Faraday (still dont touch me)

and Faraday was adorable af 

and Vasquez saying cabron made me laugh so hard i love that word

the damsel in distress that was actually not annoying

the bad guy i actually liked even though he was a dick

that scene with him and Chisolm acting was on point



Dune (Re-posted with some color) 

I gave in to the siren song of Dune and was dashed upon the rocks like so many concept artists before me. There just isn’t time to render these, but I’m reasonably pleased with the line-work, so here they are!

Some context: I fell into a Dune-hole recently which started by stumbling across the INCREDIBLE art from what would have been Jodorowsky’s Dune film. That inspired me to re-watch the David Lynch movie again (one of my favorites). At that point, I had to read the book again. In the middle of my read-through, I watched a couple Tarsem Singh movies and my brain made a connection that I couldn’t shake loose:

I want a 4 hour Dune movie designed by Tarsem Singh’s crew (production designer, art director, costume designer, cinematographer, etc…)

So, in order to get that thought out of my brain, I took a clumsy swing at designing the cast of Dune through the lens of Tarsem Singh’s crew. To me, that meant making each character an operatic or theatrical expression of their role in the story. Visual storytelling cranked to eleven.

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thefractaldragon  asked:

Thoughts on how film score, acting, and writing add to the overall quality of the film?

The score is a vitally important part of a film. Sometimes it’s not about the music, but the absence of music can also be vitally important.

One of my favorite films, The Thing, illustrates this nicely with a subtle score of lingering dread, punctuated with pop 80s hits in casual moments, but eery distilled silence that builds suspense as the monster begins to strike.

Similarly a dramatic score can make the pathos of a moment stronger. Imagine Mufasa in the Lion King, trying to climb to safety from the wildebeest herd, without the tragic music behind it as he falls to his death. It seems crueller but also more empty.

As far as acting, the delivery of a line can easily make or break a story. We’ve all seen Shakespeare badly read by someone who just didn’t care. Is Shakespeare a terrible author? Macbeth is a great play with actors who have the right dramatic energy but a total slog when performed by the highschool student who quivers with fear when forced to read in front of a crowd.

Even shit writing can be salvaged by a great performance. There are many actors who ruin great writing with bad acting and at least as many more who save a production through skill alone.

As Ghostbusters (2016) wraps up its time in theaters, I’d just like to share some of my favorite things about the audiences I saw it with:

 * The amount of guys! Let them say this was a film only girls are liking, the majority of the audiences I saw were split pretty evenly men and women. And a lot of those guys were coming in as groups of friends or dads with sons, not just being dragged there by wives/girlfriends.

·*  Related to that, some of the most excited, loudest laughing people I saw were middle-aged men (the guys who were probably teens when the first one came out). I heard the most laughs coming from these dads and husbands as they geeked out over every reference to the original while also clearly enjoying the new team.

·*  The audience I was with during one of the earlier showings who revealed their geekery by laughing loudly about the “180 the polarity” line about the vortex. One guy even shouted “Reverse the polarity!” happily.

·*  The woman behind me who, as the mannequin started following Patty, just repeated, “Aw hell no. Aw HELL no.”

·*  The kids. Oh man, so many cute little kids, from girls falling in love with this team they could relate to to a boy’s birthday party that apparently picked this for their day out. A few of my favorite kid reactions include:

    After the after-credit scene, a little boy saying, “There’s ghosts at the zoo?!”

   When the door at the Aldridge mansion opened behind Erin, a little kid said, “Bye-bye!” causing most of the audience to lose it.

·*  The lesbian couples clearly there for date night. The Holtzmann love was definitely there.

·*  The couple I sat next to at one showing who do cosplay photography shoots at conventions whose initial reaction (in addition to loving the movie) was saying, “You know this is what we’re going to be seeing for the rest of the season. We need a ghost backdrop and a New York backdrop.”

·*  The elderly couples who I thought might be put off by some of the humor, but who seemed to enjoy the heck out of the film, nudging each other when cameos happened or particular scenes affected them.

·*  The old woman outside one of the theaters after a showing saying to her friend, “I don’t get it. Why are people online being so mean to that sweet black girl?”

·*  At the last showing I went to, the number of people who were audibly moved by Holtzmann’s toast. (Even then there were still people seeing the movie for the first time.)

·*  The fact that no matter what day of the week I went to a showing, I was never the only one there. Even on a random weeknight, there would be a handful of groups of people who showed up, many there for the first time. Even once it was down to only one theater in town still showing it, I had an almost full house on a Sunday. And the majority of those audience members seemed to be really into it and having a good time. I suspect some will always like the original better, but overall it seemed like it got a pretty positive reaction. And I know a lot of those kids are going to grow up loving this one.

I really hope this movie will finally start getting the acknowledgement it deserves. It did turn out to be a slower burn than the studios hoped, but as more people see it, more people are liking it. The movie was successful at telling a fun story and entertaining audiences. And it clearly moved a lot of fans (and not just female ones!) who will be buying the DVDs/Blu-rays and watching it over and over.

Now bring on the dollar theater showings! (I know some people who were holding out for that one to see it/see it over again because of money issues, so I have a feeling those showings will have great turnouts too.)

“When did you stop being a poet?”

Now, this is one of my favorites - this cute poem called “One Boy Told Me” written and spoken by Naomi Shihab Nye. She says the lines of the poem came from her son when he was just about two to three years old, and she copied his words down and created sweet poems.

Naomi Shihab Nye cites how William Stafford poses the question “When did you stop being a poet?” and explains that we’re all poets when we’re young, and some of us “just tried to keep up the habit.”

Video: Produced by David Grubin Productions and WGBH Boston, in association with the Poetry Foundation. Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. For more information, visit


One of my favorite scenes from the film, “A Bridge too Far” was at the beginning of the operation where the British open up a gap in the German lines using a creeping artillery barrage.

Imagine being a German soldier there and seeing this wall of high explosive destruction and doom slowly advancing toward you.  How absolutely terrifying. I remember getting the chills just watching this and thinking about it when I was a kid.  It still terrifies me more than any horror movie.