Someone else on tumblr pointed out that PASSENGERS might have been a more
meaningful movie if it was about just THE ONE person dealing with being
alone on the ship for the rest of their life. And if, to cope, they go
through and make it a point to learn everything they can about all of the other
people on the ship.
D23 Live Panel Recap (to the best of my abilities, but I kind of died and went to heaven, so...)
Spoilers, kind of?
A Wrinkle in Time -Ava DuVernay saying she wanted the cast to reflect the real world -gorgeous makeup and costumes for Mindy, Oprah and Reese -Meg being told she has to be a warrior in the teaser -we all got free posters and Oprah shouted “You get a poster, you get a poster, you all get a poster!” -CHRIS PINEEEEEE (and Disney openly and willingly congratulating him on Wonder Woman) also he was adorable with Storm
Mary Poppins -Lin is adorable in the trailer and it just feels so magical and it’s gonna be great -also Dick van Dyke and Angela Lansbury are in it
Aladdin -they announced casting and they cast Middle Eastern actors thankfully (correction: the actress who plays Jasmine is actually Indian, sorry for the mistake)
Mulan -it is coming. that is all
The Lion King -they played footage of The Circle of Life and I almost cried
Star Wars -Rian geeking out -DAISY AND JOHN, SO CUTE -KELLY MARIE TRAN, YO -MARK HAMILL walking out and everyone goes wild, and he’s like ‘Who, me? Nah…’ -Mark pointing to his eye, drawing a big heart, and then pointing at the entire crowd -behind the scenes footage -and I miss Carrie so much
Marvel -Kevin Feige and the fact that it’s been almost 10 years of Marvel! -bringing out almost the entire cast of Infinity Wars (except not Evans, but I can deal) -like, they brought out Josh Brolin first and then they brought out a round of Avengers actors, and then they were like we need reinforcements -and they were like how about some Guardians -and then they Josh was like I’m still feeling pretty cocky -and Kevin Feige was like, we have a Hulk (cue Ruffalo) -and then they’re like didn’t you bring a friend from work? (cue Hemsworth) -and Feige was like it would be so cool if Spider-Man swung by (cue Tom) -MACKIE AND CHADWICK AND ELIZABETH AND BENEDICT AND RDJ -BUT SEBBBBBBB (with his amazing beard) -and then and then and then RDJ is like where is the footage? -so they did this gorgeous recap of MCU up till now -and it ends with the exchange between Tony and Cap on a black screen (“How do we cope?” “Together.” “We’ll lose.” “We’ll do that together too.” (chills)) -CUE INFINITY WARS TRAILER -there’s literally so much awesomeness I can’t even begin to share it but seriously chills -The Guardians picking up Thor in outer space -Doctor Strange conjuring his force portal stepping stone things and Star Lord jumping from stone to stone -Nat’s blonde!?!?! -Bucky and T’Challa leading a Wakandan army!?!? -and this is the part where I died -because somebody throws something (maybe a spear? I’m not perfect, I couldn’t see 100%) -and then a figure in the shadow catches it -GUESS WHO GUYS -that’s right -it’s STEEEEVE -and the most important takeaway -CAP. HAS. A. BEARD. -I REPEAT. CAP HAS A BEARD. -NOT A FULL GROWN EVANS BEARD. But enough. -I probably missed stuff -but I was a little overwhelmed
I got to the convention center last night at 10 pm (panel started at 10:30 am). I slept on the concrete floor in line (inside, thankfully). It. Was. All. Worth. It.
Queen Elizabeth reacts to old footage, where she is seen beating up the treasurer and private secretary of her mother with a cushion. She is shocked by the roughness of her play from back then. The Queen Mother, on the other hand, does not seem to mind very much.
Behind the Scenes of The Poison Sky / The Sontaran Stratagem (Part Four)
Excerpts from Jason Arnopp’s set report from DWM 396
[Discussion while eating deserts and tea with David] The Doctor’s relationship with violence is a complex one, though, isn’t it? Much as we’re doing now, he often has his cake and eats it. “The violence is the final resort,” David stresses. “You should always give people the benefit of the doubt. In the final moment of the story, the Doctor basically knows he’s gonna have to sacrifice himself and go back up to the Sontaran ship. But it’s important and valid that he allows them the chance to back down. It’s important that he will always allow people to find the good in themselves. He gives them that opportunity even though he knows that because they’re Sontarans and because of what they’re about, they’re not going to back down. But it’s the morally correct thing to do, to allow that possibility”
That ‘second chance’ opportunity is a very Tenth Doctor thing, isn’t it?
“He would have you believe that he has quite strong rules about it,” nods David. “'You get once chance, and then I’ll do ya!’ And again, that came up in Partners in Crime, when he tells Ms Foster, ‘You get once chance. I’d advise you to take it.’ And she doesn’t, and ends up splattered on the pavement! Of course, it’s not quite as straightforward as that, and he will bend his own rules now and again. But that moral framework, that moral righteousness, is very important to him.”
A big “thank you!!” to everyone who shares set photos
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One: seriously with that?? You’re gonna show shirtless Derek and have Stiles reacting like that after ALL the times we’ve talked with you about the baiting?
Two: I also need drabbles about this moment ASAP please.
Three: Are we supposed to be pretending this is new footage, or are we supposed to believe that some random hiker was out filming Derek Hale running away from Kate and he didn’t notice them at all?
Four: since I know nothing about the context, I’m assuming this is some kind of thing where the FBI has footage to prove supernatural beings are real, but I don’t actually remember Derek using any kind of enhanced speed in that scene…
Hc: yuuri gets the hiccups after he cries and it leaves people conflicted because wtf he was just breaking my heart by crying and now he's so adorable.
Oh man. Anyone who’s witnessed this has probably had to die.
Well, no, not really. But the only good thing about people feeling sorry for Yuuri, or even appearing to feel sorry for Yuuri, is that his sheer burning frustration tends to override whatever he was crying about. He is of the ‘don’t look at me don’t touch me pretend this never happened’ school of crying, and while I think he’ll relax this a little in the future, he’s never going to be great with it:
I am totally with @lavenderprose on Victor’s extreme difficulty with ignoring a crying Yuuri until he’s wound down enough to accept comfort.
(And Yuuri does, eventually, bit by bit, start accepting comfort from Victor in his own way. It’s incredibly weird for him. Not in the least because he’s not sure how he feels about how much he’s started to rely on it.)
(He will eventually stop overthinking that so much, but This is Not That Day.)
Mari, on the other hand, isthe best at dealing with a crying Yuuri because she is incredibly good at pretending he’s not crying.
Once she watched three entire dumb movies with him while he wore sunglasses, inside, to hide how horrendously crying-swollen his face was. She never called attention to it.
Phichit is naturally a very soothing person most of the time, but at any given time he is ready to kill a man for Yuuri, so. Getting upset in front of him is a risky move.
Celestino is super lovely and solicitous when his skaters are upset in a way that most of his students adore him for and in a way that Yuuri absolutely and totally cannot deal with.
There’s a lot of competition footage where Celestino has his arm soothingly around Yuuri’s shoulders while Yuuri is very clearly pretending none of this is happening.
Pretty soon after his arrival in St. Petersburg, Yuuri’s wallet is stolen while he’s stress-exploring the opposite side of the city. After a good long frustration-cry, he comes to the conclusion that he needs a ride home, but he can’t deal with sympathy. So he calls the person he’s confident won’t show him any.
INCORRECT: what follows is the most awkward car ride of Yuuri’s life, in which Yakov 1) tries to convince Yuuri to file a police report and 2) intermittently stares at him like an injured baby bird he’s afraid to pick up.
Yuuri will learn in time that the person you’ll want to call in this situation is Lilia, who will leave concealer and wet wipes at the bathroom door and let you quietly pull yourself together like the prima you are.
(Lilia’s influence on Yuri P is never so clear as the time Yuuri leaves the bathroom stall he’s hiding in at the rink and almost trips over the things Yuri’s piled messily on the floor. Not all of them are useful - it’s like Yuri panicked and grabbed whatever was in reach? But Yuuri is equal parts mortified and touched.)