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“Crickets and insects, were my mother's specialty.
Dr Clair spent most of her adult life
studying tiny creatures with the magnifying glass,
then classifying them into species and subspecies.”


Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Clair in ‘The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet’ | 2013

the signs as underrated animated films

Aries -  Meet The Robinsons

Taurus - Treasure Planet

Gemini - The Black Cauldron

Cancer -  The Iron Giant

Leo - The Road to El Dorado

Virgo - Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Libra - Brother Bear

Scorpio - The Rescuers Down Under

Sagittarius - Anastasia

Capricorn - Balto

Aquarius - Ferngully

Pisces - Oliver & Company

"Captain Amelia is one of the most feminist characters of all time" by Matthew S. Robinson

I’ve decided tumblr does not appreciate Captain Amelia from the underrated Disney film “Treasure Planet”

I mean seriously think about how awesome this character is just removing all bias of how you felt about the movie as a whole her being a woman or her being a man, human, cat humanoid, space alien whatever this is a totally awesome character who has one of the most intense and just flat out magnificent character introductions in animated film…

Okay now let’s add on the other layer she is a woman and in fact one of the only women in the entire film. She’s arguably the most tough out of all the active characters, one of the most intelligent who proves to be not only a physical match for most of the crew but also is an intellectual match with Doppler (the assumed smartest character) as she knows just about as much about astrophysics as he does. And she does it like it’s a Tuesday.

She’s clearly a character used to taking crap for being a woman she makes a point to tell Hawkins to call her either Captain or Ma'am which is clearly more a test to gauge his respect level than a pronouncement of her ego. When Hawkins calls her Ma'am she coldly replies “That will do.” So she doesn’t even get bogged down on it, she’s got a ship to run. And when that ship comes under attack she’s already ready to throw down.

So okay she’s a tough and fearless leader with grade A intelligence but that’s just one aspect of what makes her a great female character. Sometimes people (including myself) complain that tough female characters either have to be over sexualized or their sexuality is totally removed. But Amelia manages to never have a “sexy scene” and still never loses charm or sexuality. They never overplay her femininity over her position but make sure that she represents a woman who can lead men but still be very much a lady.

What’s more after she and Doppler form a relationship they both manage to make their feelings known without it enveloping her character and removing what made her unique. Then after all of that she still manages to; get married, have kids and keep her job (possibly even be promoted to Admiral by that point) 

In closing Captain Amelia is 100% Certified Bad Ass

“I want a Disney film where the protagonist has a disability saves the day and is loved by all”  

“I want a Disney film where the protagonist isn’t conventionally attractive and that doesn’t define their worth or ever stop them from being amazing”

“I want a Disney film where the main guy and the girl end up as friends”

“I want a Disney film with representation one that focuses on issues that are relevant in today’s world”

“I want a Disney film that has animation that is jaw dropping and irrefutably gorgeous”

“I want a Disney film where the Villain is terrifying and all too realistic” 

“I want a Disney film that deals with complex issues” 

“I want a Disney film with musical numbers that give me chills”

The Hunchback of Notre Dame shall always be the most underrated animated film from Disney anyone that has ever graced the silver screen.  

Top Ten Underrated Horror Movies (Part 10/10)

We have finally made it to the end

What could my top choice be?

There are so many great movies out there, but when I decided to make this list, I knew there was only one more that would fill my number one slot and throughout the process of making the list, that number one pick never changed.

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1. American Mary (2012)

Originally posted by spookshowbabydolll

Yes, my top choice also features the amazingly talented Katharine Isabelle.

I found this move either at the end of 2015 or just the beginning of 2016, but once I saw it, it bumped right up my list to favorite horror movies ever. Not just underrated, but IN GENERAL.

It stars Katharine Isabelle and is the revenge movie to end all revenge movies. It is wonderfully twisted and fucked up in all the right ways, like every horror movie should be.

Isabelle plays the role of a medical student, who is going through financial problems, but determined to succeed in her chosen profession.

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Desperate for money to pay her bills, she decides to seek work as a stripper, but because she is a medical student, she is instead offered $5000 to save a man’s life, after being beaten.

Needing the money, she does so, but is immediately struck with disgust returns home, in complete panic over the ordeal. 

She is offered quite a bit more money to perform a surgery, which would involve removing a girl’s nipples and labia, to appear more like a human doll. She offered $10,000 and an extra $2,000 to just show up.

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Despite the way she felt at the strip club, she agrees and successfully performs the surgery.

Some time passes and during her residency, she is invited to a party, where she gets drugged and sexually assaulted at by her former teacher.

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Unable to cope with the attack, she drops out of medical school and goes back to the strip club, where she pays workers to bring her attacker to her.

Originally posted by a-dark-and-terrible-thing

She starts working at the strip club and starts working full time as a surgeon for consensual body modification, all while continuing to torture her attacker on the side.

Originally posted by horroredits

This movie takes a new spin on revenge story and as I have said before in my number two pick, Katharine Isabelle is hypnotic on the screen and when she is acting, your eyes stay on her and only her.

What I have explained is only part of the plot and I will not give the rest away, because the element of surprise needs to be there if you intend to watch this.

Originally posted by do-not-sit-next-to-dennis

It is written and directed by the Soska sisters who had a cameo in the film, shown above. 

I have never fallen in love with a horror movie so quickly before and I urge you all to give it a chance, because not a lot of people have heard of this movie and it is such a visual masterpiece.

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Originally posted by singfromthehair

I will say this though, the climax and ending happens a bit fast and because of that, it does end a little underwhelming, which is a shame, because everything else is just so flawless and absolutely chilling.

I repeat, absolutely chilling.

Watch the trailer and see for yourself. If you are as intrigued as I was, you will find a way to see this movie.


Underrated Films

(you should totally see)

  1. Never Let Me Go (2010) (Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley)
  2. The Perfect Score (2004) (Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Greenberg, Erika Christensen)
  3. Just Friends (2005) (Ryan Reynolds, Anna Ferris) (Hysterical)
  4. Grind (2003) (Adam Brody, Jennifer Morrison, Mike Vogel)
  5. Sweet Home Alabama (2002) (Funny as hell and super sweet)
  6. Drive Me Crazy (1999)
  7. She’s the Man (2006)
  8. Chasing Liberty (2004) (Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, and Europe)
  9. The Skulls (2000) (Joshua Jackson and Paul Walker)
  10. About Time (2013) (Rachel McAdam, Domhall Gleeson)
  11. Orange County (2002) (Jack Black and Colin Hanks)
  12. Alpha Dog (2006) (True Story, chilling, brutal)
  13. Wicker Park (2004) (great thriller)
  14. Stay Alive (2006) (Sophia Bush and a scary ass but good mystery horror)
  15. LOL (2012) (I know it’s Miley but the story is good)
  16. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (2015)
  17. What A Girl Wants (2003) (Some of Amanda Bynes best and sweetest)
  18. How To Deal (2003) (Mandy Moore, deep, and real)
  19. In Your Eyes (2014) (romance, thriller, telepathy)
  20. Project X (2012) (one of the most epic movie parties ever)
the ‘no longer human’ (2010) that you probably haven’t seen (and nakahara chuuya’s significant role in dazai osamu’s life)

You read that right. ‘Ningen shikkaku’, or as we know it, ‘No Longer Human’ had a movie that came out on 2010, directed by Genjiro Arato and starring Toma Ikuta as Oba Yozo (and to a lesser extent, Dazai Osamu). 

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We’re spotlighting Tribeca selections about LGBT subjects everyday of LGBT Pride Month. Seek these films out. Watch them. And discover a future favorite.

Today’s selection is Mariana Rondón’s Bad Hair from 2013. Rarely has proto-queer adolescence been rendered with as much grit and sensitivity as this Venezuelan keeper, one of the decade’s very best and most underrated films.

One of the things I liked in Doctor Strange was how “Shamballa” was their Wifi password. “We’re not savages,”

This is a group who practice magic. Not fancy super-advanced Asgardian science under a different name, actual magic. And they embrace technology.

Because the idea of rejecting modern technology just because you happen to practice something beyond scientific comprehension is silly.

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while so have some Disney movie hcs cuz both Voltron and Disney will always own my ass (shout-out to @angst-in-space @kryandr and @leo-lance for giving me some good suggestions and just screaming about these with me in general)

  • Lance’s all-time fave Disney movie was the Little Mermaid and he always belted out ‘Part Of Your World’ in the shower every night
    • Pidge: well at least it’s not “Let It Go”
    • Lance does get kind of offended that no one else thinks this movie is the best Disney movie
  • Lance and Hunk would cry over the Fox and the Hound every time they watched it as kids
  • Coran, Lance, and Hunk all loved the Emperor’s New Groove
  • Keith loved Beauty and the Beast, Zootopia, Oliver and Company, and the Rescuers
    • he also was the one kid who remembered and loved the Rescuers Down Under (it’s because of Shiro tbh)
  • Shiro was the one who introduced Keith to Disney movies
    • the Lion King was Keith’s first Disney movie because that one was Shiro’s favorite; he cried watching it
    • Keith also cried watching Bambi and Dumbo
  • Shiro and Keith both loved Tarzan and Big Hero 6
    • Pidge loved Big Hero 6 too
  • Allura, Lance, and Keith loved Peter Pan
    • Especially Allura and Keith; they both loved it for the adventure
    • Allura loves Peter Pan because all the magic and fantasy reminds her of her childhood and of how much she misses being a kid
    • Meanwhile, Keith gets sad watching Peter Pan because of the Lost Boys being abandoned by their parents
  • Pidge loved the Great Mouse Detective and Black Cauldron
    • Listen, she DEFINITELY was the kid who loved all of the underrated/obscure Disney films, especially the ones from the 70s and 80s
    • She would watch those kind of movies with Matt late at night
  • Pidge and Hunk bonded over Robin Hood
  • Keith and Pidge bonded over Meet the Robinsons
  • Hunk, Lance, and Keith all loved Hercules
  • Hunk adored Princess and the Frog
    • New Orleans jazz aesthetic is HIS aesthetic
  • Hunk was the kid who loved the older Disney classics a lot
    • His favorites were Lady and the Tramp and Cinderella
    • He likes Snow White if only for the songs; he sings ‘Whistle While You Work’ whenever he’s fixing something in the castle
  • Hunk absolutely loved the Jungle Book
    • He and Lance watched it so many times together as kids that they broke the videotape
    • He introduced the movie to Coran, who immediately loved it 
    • they both sing all the songs together whenever they’re working in the castle
  • Shiro was definitely the 90s Disney movie geek
    • He had all the 90s original OSTs on CD
    • He was obsessed with the Tarzan OST and Phil Collins for the longest time
  • Allura loved Mulan, Tangled, and Alice in Wonderland
    • She likes Cinderella too; she watched it with the mice the first time around
    • She and the mice have tried re-enacting some scenes from the movie
    • She isn’t the biggest fan of Sleeping Beauty but she does sing “Once Upon a Dream” whenever she’s alone
  • Allura and Lance loved Aladdin
  • Coran and Allura loved Atlantis
    • Shiro was the one who first showed them that movie
  • Coran and Lance sometimes sing some popular Disney songs together as duets
    • like “Be Our Guest” and “Kiss the Girl”
  • One time, Coran and Hunk blasted “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” in front of Keith and Lance. Take that how you will ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Everyone unanimously loved the Lion King, Treasure Planet, and Lilo and Stitch. No contest
    • Sometimes, when things feel too slow in the castle or everyone is too tired from saving the world, they would hold a late night movie marathon and would watch these three films
    • The ultimate comfort movies for the space fam 
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“It takes real, born-with-it charisma to eclipse Channing Tatum in a film in which he tap dances. But “eclipse” is somewhat misleading. Alden Ehrenreich emerges as the clear MVP of the Coen brothers’ recent hooray-for-Hollywood spectacle Hail, Caesar! in a performance that doesn’t have a spotlight-stealing urge to be found. As Hobie Doyle, the gunslinging studio sweetheart who receives an uncomfortable transformation into debonair leading man, Ehrenreich is the only actor in this blue-ribbon ensemble to fully delineate a complete character within a series of diffuse screwball set-pieces. His timing is impeccable, never more so than in that killer “Would that it were so simple” tête-à-tête with Ralph Fiennes. But it’s the soft and adorably unassuming quality that Ehrenreich lends Hobie that lets the Coens’ moviemaking paean achieve actual movie magic.” — Matthew Eng

11 Underrated Male Film Performances from 2016

(source: tribecafilm.com)