underrated-film

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

“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.  

"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

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)

I’m watching Quest for Camelot for the first time in about a decade and while I was always a big fan of Ruber (huge surprise I know), he was never on the Villains I Want To Bang list until

DUDE LOOKS AT THIS GIANTASS FUCKING DRAGON AND REALIZES HIS SHITTYASS SWORD IS USELESS SO HE FUCKING JUST TOSSES IT ASIDE LIKE “WELL FUCK. GUESS WE’RE DOING THIS”

AND THE DRAGON JUST GETS ALL UP IN HIS SHIT LIKE “I GOT FIRE BREATH AND ACID SPIT BITCH WHAT THE FUCK YOU GOT???? FUCK YOU AND YOUR RECEDING HAIRLINE HEY RUBER THE 80S CALLED THEY WANT THEIR SHOULDERPADS BACK”

AND RUBER’S LIKE “YOU KNOW WHAT. NO. YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE AND I’M ENDING THIS”

AND HE ROLLS HIS EYES LIKE A BOOMER AT THOSE DAMN MILLENNIALS AND PUNCHES THE DRAGON IN THE FUCKING ACID SPIT MOUTH

LIKE NOT FUCKING SCARED. AT ALL. OF THIS HUGEASS DRAGON. WHOSE FACE CAN KILL HIM AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT WAYS.

MY BODY IS READY FOR YOU, RUBER

  • <p> <b>What she says:</b> I'm fine.<p/><b>What she means:</b> Prince of Egypt was a masterpiece. From the skin tone accuracy to the significant facial structure differences, not to mention amazing soundtrack and beautiful animation. Honestly one of the most underrated Dreamworks films ever made, and I'll probably never get sick of watching it. The pacing is fantastic and all the color schemes and art direction is on point. The lighthearted elements never dilute the more serious portions of the story and yet you're never bored with the narrative for even a second.<p/></p>
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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Top Ten Underrated Horror Movies (Part 9/10)

We have made it to my top two.

Time for my top picks.


2. Ginger Snaps

Originally posted by gif-able

When I was younger, I started to have a strange obsession with horror and death. Although, it wasn’t just when I was younger, I still have that obsession. 

Anyway, this movie was a big one for me.

Seeing these sisters, both equally as strange as I was/am and having that same…I guess creative focus towards it, it was refreshing, because I finally didn’t feel all that weird.

However, I do wish that I had this massive makeover like Ginger, walking through the halls and knowing you are seen in a new light, other than weird.

Originally posted by gavriiel

well, minus the tail and werewolf part.

Originally posted by horroredits

Ginger Snaps stars Katharine Isabelle and Emily Perkins, as Ginger and Brigitte Fitzgerald. Two sisters who are obsessed with death and are obvious outcasts in their high school and even in the family.

They are extremely close and are each other’s best friends, always there for one another.

However, that all begins to change when Ginger is attacked by a creature, on the night of her first period, but chooses to not receive any help, because the wounds heal quickly.

Then Ginger slowly begins to change into a werewolf, but the joke is that it is compared to “becoming a woman” especially when their mother is thrilled by the symptoms that I suppose are easily compared to womanhood.

This is a strange move, no doubt, but it is such a rare find, because it is such an excellent movie, hidden among independent movies.

I didn’t even find this movie until after I started high school. Although I did hear about before then, when I asked my mom what it was about and she just told me that I couldn’t watch it.

Of course that made me want to watch it even more.

Originally posted by horrorfixxx

There is just something so fun about this movie, because it is obviously not a traditional horror movie or even a traditional werewolf movie. 

Emily Perkins has her moments and is a great actress, especially with her dry humor and witty lines

Originally posted by jellymonstergirl

but Katharine Isabelle really steals the show. Her one liners and whole presence is just so spectacular to watch.

Originally posted by queenc-x

I swear it is just the presence that she has, because whenever she is on the screen, it is as though I am hypnotized and cannot keep my eyes off of her.

Originally posted by deathflowwer

Originally posted by decayingdahmer

As far as horror goes, Katharine Isabelle is just one of my favorites and it really is a shame that the movie is not as popular as it should be. I mean, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 89% and it does have almost a cult following, but it still doesn’t get the recognition it deserves.

This movie also has some of the best quotes and I don’t want to list them all, but if you watch this movie, you will quickly find out that their humor is dark and so is their thought process.

The movie also got two sequels and I enjoy the second movie, but the third one was a bit much for me. At least the first one will always be enjoyable, because this movie is a must see for me every single Halloween. 

Originally posted by me-myself-and-the-emu

Also, you can tell really easily that it is an independent movie, so the whole glamour of it isn’t that great, but it is still an excellent story and I do not believe it would have done as well without Emily Perkins or Katharine Isabelle. 

Originally posted by mellifluousghost

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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.

Ladies of Star Wars Appreciation Week - Monday 2nd October - Sunday 8th October 2017

In the countdown to The Last Jedi, I thought it would be nice to have a whole week dedicated to all of the amazing women from a galaxy far, far away.

All content is welcome (gifs, edits, fanart, fanfic etc.) & should be tagged with either #swladiesweek2017 or #ladiesofsw 


Day 1 (2nd October) - Favourite Character(s) (Films/Animated/Comics/Legends)

Day 2 (3rd October) - Favourite Cast Member(s)

Day 3 (4th October) - Favourite Iconic Moment(s)

Day 4 (5th October) - Favourite Friendships/Femslash Ships

Day 5 (6th October) - Favourite Underrated Character(s)(Films/Animated/Comics/Legends)

Day 6 (7th October) - Favourite Outfits

Day 7 (8th October) - Lightside or Darkside Ladies


If you have any questions about the week then please don’t hesitate to send me an ask here & I can’t wait to see all of the wonderful content you make for our Star Wars ladies.

Epic Movie (Re)Watch #190 - Robots (2005)

Spoilers Below

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: Yes.

Do I remember it: Yes.

Did I see it in theaters: Yes.

Was it a movie I saw since August 22nd, 2009: No.

Format: DVD

1) From the very first scene of the film Robots is able to establish its wonderfully creative world through an incredible sense of visuals and place. You understand from the very first frame that we are in a different world.

2) There are so many jokes in this film I didn’t understand as a kid.

Mrs. Copperbottom [after Mr. Copperbottom missed the delivery of the baby]: “But that’s okay, MAKING the baby is the fun part.”

[Smooth jazz plays.]

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3) See note #2.

Mrs. Copperbottom: “Honey? What’s that extra piece?”

Mr. Copperbottom: Oh. Oh, no, they always put in an extra…[Takes a good look at the piece. Chuckles.] We did want a boy, right?

4) Growing up with young Rodney not only clearly illustrates his hope/optimism/creativity but it also helps get the audience fully invested in his character and driving motivations. When Rodney really starts inventing/getting into inventing - when he finds his passion - you just root for him more. There’s a little bit of Rodney in each of us I think.

5) Stanley Tucci is a treat as Mr. Copperbottom. He is able to fully communicate his love for son Rodney in just a few lines, but you can also tell when something is concerning him. He doesn’t get a lot of time to shine, but through Tucci’s vocals he is one of the most memorable character in the films.

6) Ewan McGregor as Rodney Copperbottom.

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McGregor is able to translate what we have learned about Rodney up tot his point - his optimism, passion, hope and drive - and amplify it considerably. It’s this character who we journey with throughout the film. His stakes are our stakes and McGregor is able to get the audience on his side. There’s a certain sense of naivety to Rodney’s attitudes in the big city but what’s important is that these never come across as annoying but instead are a nice source of conflict. All in all McGregor is I think an underrated part of an underrated film and I truly enjoy his role here.

7) The scene where Rodney uses Robot City’s public transportation is incredibly imaginative. It’s the thing I love about animation at its strongest: pure imagination.

8) Robin Williams as Fender

As Aladdin so iconically proved, Williams’ was made for animation. This film is no different, as his continuous energy and humor MAKE Fender as memorable as he is. A wonderful scene stealer with some great moments of friendship with Rodney, Fender is a lot of fun.

9) Greg Kinear as Ratchet.

Ratchet is a slick and fun villain made all the better by Kinnear’s cool vocals. You love to hate him as his charisma, style, and fun are reminiscent of Hades from Disney’s Hercules. Like the rest of the movie he’s just a lot of fun.

10) There’s this wonderful sense of old school slapstick and fun which permeates every moment of the film. It might not often support the plot but it’s just so freaking fun you don’t care. Almost like an old Chuck Jones cartoon, it’s just one great gag after another.

11) There is this incredible sense of place to Madame Gasket’s chop shop. Wickedly evil, as soon as we enter through visuals and even music the filmmakers establish that this is not a place you want to be in.

12) Jim Broadbent as Madame Gasket.

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By completely letting go of any sense of ego Broadbent is able to be wonderfully villainous in this film. A cartoon villain in the best sense, more so than even Ratchet. You have to remind yourself that it’s Broadbent doing the voice regularly because he just embraces Gasket’s villainy so totally.

13) Amanda Bynes as Piper.

Like Williams and Broadbent, Bynes has an energy to her tailor made for animation. It infects her character and is a perfect fit for the part, making Piper a wonderful treat in the film.

14) So. Man. Butt. Jokes. So. Freaking. Fast.

15) I’m suck a sucker for found family dynamics, which is why I am so invested in Rodney and the the Outmodes together. There is this nice family dynamic established among the Outmodes very soon after meeting them, but they chose to be with each other. They’re lost, rusty, weird, but they can be that way together. I dig it.

16) I love this.

Rodney [after venting to Fender]: “If you burden your friends soon you won’t have any left.”

Fender: “What are you, a fortune cookie!? That’s what friends are for!”

17) The scene where Rodney is fixing up all the bots in town is not only wonderfully positive but also filled with that strong sense of humor I mentioned in note #10.

18) This line always stuck with me as a kid, I’m not sure why.

Madame Gasket [to Ratchet]: “Think! Use those brains I stole for you!”

19) The entire gag where Rodney is posing as a count and Bender as his manservant is an excellent example of the film’s energy and humor. There is just this wild sense of fun which can be seen in the scene which defines the whole film.

20) So when the opening credits started I saw Natasha Lyonne’s name…

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And I thought to myself, “Wait, she’s in this movie?” Well it turns out, she is.

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21) Halle Berry as Cappy.

Cappy isn’t really a developed character, I don’t think. She exists primarily as a moral compass juxtaposition against Ratchet who he lusts after, as a plot device to get Rodney out of trouble, and a shoehorned in love interest which is barely developed. This is not a criticism of Halle Berry’s performance, as I do think she’s good in the part. But what can we really say about Cappy? What can we say about her personality? That she’s…good? That’s about it. She’s a good guy. I could choke this poorly developed female character to sexism in the industry but the film also gave us Piper and Aunt Fanny and Mrs. Copperbottom who are all memorable characters in their own right. I just don’t really see the point for Cappy unfortunately.

22) The moment with the dominoes is brief but another fine example of visual excellence.

23) Mel Brooks as Bigweld.

Brooks is a legend of the film industry both in front and behind the camera. As an actor he brings his wonderful sense of enthusiasm to the part, but also plays Bigweld’s jadedness remarkably well. You can tell how hurt he is in just a few words, but when he decides to pick himself up by the bootstraps and continue on Brooks is even more fun in the part.

24) I love this. You really understand just how much Mr. Copperbottom loves Rodney in just a few words.

Rodney [talking to his dad on the phone]: “I’m really sorry I let you down.”

Mr. Copperbottom: “No no no no no. You could NEVER let me down, son.”

25) Rodney’s ride on Bigweld continues the excellence in imagination and visuals the film has shown through a gripping set piece. With a wonderful sense of creativity and madcap fun throughout, the scene even lands a few surprises your way which make it all the more enjoyable.

26) The upgraded team is actually something which I think is really freaking cool. I just dig the visuals of it.

27) …what just happened?

29) I’m a sucker for bringing a twist to a trope, so the way this scene handles “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” is great.

Bigweld [when their friends are in trouble]: “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”

[Rodney grabs Bigweld and cuts loose a support their on, acting as a giant pendulum to take out the bad guys.]

Bigweld: “THIS ISN’T WHAT I WAS THINKING AT ALL!”

30) This ending is a little cheesy but I dig it. It’s really fun, with a nice energy and good heart to it.

Crank [after Rodney’s dad starts playing music]: “Well, there goes our happing ending.”

Fender: “No! It’s a fusion of Jazz and Funk. It’s called JUNK!”


Robots is an underrated animated gym filled with a nice heart and an insane sense of humor. It’s voice acting and visual design are standout elements and al in all the film is just incredibly fun. Go watch it if you haven’t.