TIME TO BLAB.This is not well-organized or well-written, sorry. I’ll put the non-spoiler ones first and the spoilery ones under a read more.
My absolute favorite thing about the movie was Luke Evans. He acted and sang so well, and the “Gaston” number was a total showstopper. He and Josh Gad were great together.
Emma played Belle way sweeter than the trailers/clips let on and her dancing was really lovely. Her singing wasn’t great, and I really wish they hadn’t gone so heavy-handed on her autotune. BUT she wasn’t constantly singing all the way through and basically everyone else sang well, so it was pretty easy to overlook. Her Belle was feisty and resourceful as hell, which was neat.
The gown DESPERATELY needed a hoop, but looked way prettier in motion in the ballroom lighting than it does in stills. The little layers flutter really nicely. I would have liked a better one but it was alright.
The sets were absolutely stunning, and a lot of it reminded me of the version from the 40s.
THE WOLF SCENE WAS HELLA.
THE TRANSFORMATION SCENE WAS ALSO HELLA. THAT SHIT GETS ME EVERY TIME. “IT IS YOU!” BYE ;_;
They added context to a lot of things that REALLY added to the story, but lost context in some other spots (I’ll talk more about that below the read more).
tagged by — @eyesofwater & @whiskyd 💕 relationship status —single, which is how i want to keep it tbh. if one more person says, you’ll find someone, i will eat my own arm because that would be the absolute worst thing that could happen at this time in my life. i have a five year plan and i just want to study and work and sit with my fat cats leave me alone. favorite color — earth tones, nudes, rose pink, black. lipstick or chapstick — i guess chapstick is more practical. last song i listened to — man done wrong by valerie june. last movie i watched — the most hated woman in america. top three tv shows — idk if these are top three as much as what i can think of right now, but:last week tonight with john oliver, 30 rock, arrested development. top three characters — me, me, me. i’m not even real. top three ships — all the ships i have with my wonderful friendos ! including @whiskyd, @vodked, and @eyesofwater. also me/pizza. books i’m currently reading — THIS IS GOING TO SOUND LIKE A LOAD OF SHIT BUT I READ 131321 BOOKS ALL AT ONCE:earth in human hands by david grinspoon, bad feminist by roxane gay, an untamed state by roxane gay, underworld by don delillo, notes of a native son by james baldwin, is everyone hanging out without me? by mindy kaling, my life on the road by gloria steinem, and a re-read of anna karenina by leo tolstoy.
HOLDS UR HANDS BECAUSE YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT MAKING A FANTASTIC MUSE !!!!!
quite honestly, i’d love to see ANY character since after the buzz from the opening of the movie has dissipated, so have the blogs !! i have yet to interact with any character within my fandom so it’s about whatever you’re comfortable with playing & have muse for !
THOUGH, my friend ronnie ( @enfleura / @bleusilk ) is making a queenie goldstein ( one of my absolute favorite characters ) and i’m quite sure @melodicheart is making a porpentina ! i still would love to see a graves, credence, jacob, grindelwald & leta running around. or, perhaps, even blogs for some of newt’s creatures would be AMAZING !
I have no idea when you even reblogged that ask prompt post but I'm still gonna send you this xD Raspberry, Passionfruit, Cherry, Grape, Banana, Coconut, Blueberry, Cranberry, Apricot.
oh gosh ok :)
raspberry: favorite flower?
probably tulips and lavender
passion fruit: how would you describe your style?
generally anything comfortable, soft, and oversized
cherry: can you play any musical instruments or can you sing?
absolutely cannot sing but I play guitar and electric bass which i love
grape: if you could take a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I really want to visit New Zealand and Prague (I was supposed to go to Prague with my class in 10th grade because this other girl was sick so I got to take her spot but then she “miraculously” recovered from mono after two days so…)
banana: favorite horror movies?
Get Out was great and the first one I ever really watched was Children of the Corn with my friend.
coconut: favorite perfume?
Anais Anais by Cacharel :)
blueberry: what do you want to dress up as for halloween?
i’m not entirely sure yet. last year I was Veronica Sawyer from Heathers which was fun
cranberry: favorite time of the day; morning, afternoon, dusk, or night?
rules:tag nine people you want to get to know better!
relationship status: single (and hopelessly in love with unavailable or fictional men. it’s a struggle)
favorite color: yellow pink and green
lipstick or chapstick: both! i have like three incredible chapsticks (that i use often) and my absolute favorite lipstick which is a dark red and another brighter bolder red that i love to use (although less often than my chapstick)
last song i listened to: “Symphony ” by Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson (the music video made me sob ;__;)
last movie i watched: Before I Fall (It was soooo goood)
top 3 tv shows: ARROW, The Get Down and Sense8 (but i love so many other shows too!)
top 3 characters: this is haaaard ahhh Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak and Mylene Cruz top 3 ships: Olicity, Dramione and i don’t have a third currently, it used to be captain swan but i don’t watch the show anymore so it’s not as high as it used to be…
books i’m currently reading: i’m reading a shit ton of olicity fanfiction! i have a few books i need to finish reading and some i need to begin but … olicity fanfic is SO GOOD!
Favorite food atm: Salmon + Pasta, simple but yummy.
TV show I’m watching: I just finished Naruto, which I’ve been watching since I was very young and it made me tear up so much. Last movie I’ve watched: Beauty and the Beast (2017), I really liked it, but I don’t think I’ll be watching it again any time soon. It didn’t have a lot of rewatchability in it.
New favorite character: I’m reminded of some old faves from Naruto - The sand siblings have always been some of my absolute favorites.
Band/singer/artist I’m listening to this month: Started listening to Scandroid, I really like that 80′s style music.
Game I’m playing: ARK, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Armello Gettign a bit burned out on ARK since I’m playing on a private server where we’re literally just 4 people at most. Can’t really do the bosses, and it’s not very forgiving when dying.
Random fact about me: I don’t really like frozen pizza.
Best day this month: Today probably, I got to go to a creative evening activity with some nice people and work with clay. That was a lot of fun, honestly.
What I’m listening to RIGHT NOW:
I just think it’s very catchy. I heard it first when we were driving to the airport after I had spent some time in the Netherlands.
//To add on to anon's question about wings, I noticed you said your wings are similar to your swords and now I'm picturing wings as weapons which is one of my favourite tropes, like yeah, I know it's not realistic, but just picture shards of light and glass and magick and Tooth just whipping them around and slicing off heads because her wings are basically hard light oooo yeah -jots that down- Maybe this is more up Faemoria's alley but still, thoughts?
//i based that off the movie canon tbh. no flashy magic, but she shreds those nightmares with her wings, not her swords. My badass tiny fluffbutt baby.
and yes, that is totes up @faemoria’s alley. Gosh, i love Mem’s blog. like, you guys don’t even know, she’s such an inspiration.
Florence Welch is one dynamite gal (anyone knows which movie i’m quoting?)
I absolutely love every album from her.. everything is so.. I don’t know, dreamy? Anyway, I think i’m going to make one of Ceremonials and How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful too. My favorite song from “Lungs” has got to be Rabbit Heart.
I’ll get into that in a moment, but I’d like to mention that Newt is literally my favorite thing ever. From the way he moves to the way he talks, I just absolutely love. I caught up on a bit of reading before going to see the movie and he (Eddie Redmayne) explains that he wanted to see JK Rowling and ask her all sorts of Newt questions. Then he continues to study the role by seeing trainers with their animals, which I thought was precious.
Now, the movie wasn’t and will never be Harry Potter. The magic is very well and the “I’m home” feeling was there from minute one, but this isn’t Harry and the gang running from Voldemort. This is something a bit worst in my opinion, which makes for a great story.
There were bits and pieces that I think were too cheesy for an adult movie. They were too childish, though I can see the reasoning. The theater was full of kids and none of them got loud, got bored, started crying. It was all fun. I imagine the silly bits were thrown in there at these certain times to entertain the children and pull them back into the movie around the time they might start to get restless and that theory worked really well, regardless if that was their plan or not.
Though there were several scenes that were not kid friendly, even if it doesn’t particularly feel that way. There were a couple of scenes involving some dark magic that might be too scary for adults to even comprehend whilst still looking visually beautiful for the children. I have to admit, there was one part close to the ending that gave me chills because of the meaning behind it.
Whilst I thought the beasts were beautiful and I loved seeing several that we’ve read about over the years, I do wish we could have seen more effects like Buckbeak. Buckbeak was so well done in the third movie that I was a bit disappointed when we saw the Thunderbird and it looked fake. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed the movie very much and as I said, I thought every beast was spectaular, that just brought down a star for me because it was all CGI. I’m just not a CGI kind of girl.
Getting into the more spoiler-y section of my review, be warned. I have a few Johnny Depp thoughts in this next paragraph so if you don’t like it, don’t continue reading.
So last night I saw Heathers the musical with thatsthat24nicolemlvisco and candiedcurves and let me just tell you I was amazed! First of all the set was amazing and the costumes were awesome. I love how they stayed truer to the movie with the costumes instead of just one costume for the whole thing. And as for individual performances I was even more shocked. Nicole Visco was a phenomenal Veronica Sawer “. Like she was hilarious but also kept it kinda dark which was fantastic( she is my new favorite Veronica Sawyer) . Ally Gursky was so amazing that I just wanna be her. I cried so hard during Kindergarten boyfriend. And last but not least Thomas Sanders… He brought something new to JD that I absolutely loved. He made the character a lot more deep than originally written… But also a lot more psychotic ( which I also loved ) . His voice gives me chills and he is just an all over good performer. After the show I got to meet them and they are the KINDEST PEOPLE EVER. I met Thomas first and I was so nervous that I was shaking up a storm and on the verge of tears. And he gave me a hug and was like ” aw don’t be nervous I’m only me" HE IS SO PERFECT! And then I met Ally and she was amazingly nice and yelled across the crowd looking for a sharpie so she could sign my program. SHE IS AMAZING! And lastly I met Nicole Visco and i hugged her and got a pic and then I told her she was like my favorite Veronica and she was like so happy! SHE IS SO FANTASTIC!
I’m sorry for writing this much but it was needed to tell how great the show was. I might be seeing it again on Sunday! (It was that good)
Love you all
Whenever it comes to ‘The Last’ everyone always talks about the song ‘Naruto and Hinata’ which is deff one of my favorite pieces of score on the soundtrack. My absolute favorite track though would have to be this one; “The Day”. It plays during Naruto’s confession and It has to be one of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve ever heard. It just sounds so relaxing and beautiful and romantic and mystical and MAGICAL. Definitely my favorite track on the album.
So! Normally, I don’t make these posts, but this is just kiiind of a little thing I need to point out!
So, the new episode, “Kiki’s Pizza Delivery Service” came out recently. Which is nice! Really! It was a great episode!
Buuut I kind of just need to bring up an old movie:
“Kiki’s Delivery Service”!
Yep, you can tell that the new episode’s name was most likely based off of the movie’s name. Buuut, that makes a biiit of a problem… Everyone’s started tagging art, posts, theories, etc about the SU episode as “Kiki’s Delivery Service” and NOT “Kiki’s Pizza Delivery Service”! This doesn’t seem like much of a big deal, but the Kiki’s Delivery Service tag is being absolutely swamped with stuff not even related to the movie, which makes it incredibly hard to find content for one of my favorite movies.
If you’re going “Stop making a mountain out of a mole hill!”, please just think about this:
There’s a show or movie you really like- so much that you browse the tag often. It’s not a big fandom, though, so even though it updates often, it’s still not too active. Suddenly, a ginormous fandom makes a refernece to said show or movie, and EVERYONE starts posting about it! And tagging ANYTHING related to the episode or something gets tagged as said show or movie! And now you can’t find ANY content for the movie, because it’s clogged up and covered by the larger fandom not understanding the difference. It’d be even more annoying if you did not like the larger fandom (even though I do like it in this case). And now you’ll have to scroll through the tag with little to no content for your show or movie? Fun, right? Not really.
Tl;dr: Please tag the new SU episode as “Kiki’s Pizza Delivery Service” and not “Kiki’s Delivery Service”.
a long time ago i was tagged by easymomentsandobsession to list 9 of my favorite movies, and i finally decided to do it! there are so many more movies which i absolutely love, but here are a few random picks:
i. paris, texas dir. wim wenders ii. sedmikrásky dir. věra chytilová
iii. buffalo ‘66 dir. vincent gallo iv. les choristes dir. christophe barratier v. dead poets society dir. peter weir vi. atonement dir. joe wright vii. au revoir les enfants dir. louis malle viii. pulp fiction dir. quention tarantino ix. oorlogswinter dir. martin koolhoven
What a Ruined Childhood Memory Looks Like (Hint, It’s Not Ghostbusters)
Okay, I try not to overly engage on contentious issues any more. It’s not the mid-2000’s. But… well, there’s a thing that geek culture says (especially GenX geek culture, which is to say mine) that drives me absolutely spare.
That said, this is going to be unpleasant in places. Trigger warnings apply.
Ghostbusters is not killing (or doing any other kind of violent act) to your childhood. And I don’t mean in the way you think.
concept: you and me together, under the stars with a big blanket & a movie going on the big screen outside with a projector. you hold my hand in yours & i point out all the beautiful stars in the sky & tell you that each amazing one reminds me of you. you look at me so many times & just smile & i absolutely melt every single time. our kisses are terrific, even the smol nose & forehead ones (which are some of my favorites). you make me so so so happy & i love you so much that it’s unfathomable to any human being.
The Monster Squad isn’t exactly a horror film, but it’s the
ultimate homage to horror films and a
perfect way to get those Halloween vibes going. It’s a team up film - think The Avengers for scary movies – that
reinvents the Universal Monsters of horror’s golden age and hurls them into the
colorful and frenetic world of the late 1980s, a time when the genre was at its
cultural zenith. The Monster Squad
blends my two favorite eras of horror into a heartfelt and genuinely adorable
love letter to all things spooky. If you even kind of like horror movies, this one is an absolute must see.
The film is built on a ridiculous but amazing premise. An ancient amulet exists, filled with a
concentrated essence of goodness that keeps the world’s evils at bay. Once
every hundred years the stars align and evil is at its most potent, leading to a
single night in which the normally indestructible amulet is left weakened and
vulnerable. With the next night of balance drawing near, the diabolical Count
Dracula arrives in a small American town where the amulet is currently hidden
to do what he failed to do a century earlier: destroy it, forever shifting the
balance of power in evil’s favor and plunging the world into a hellish void
under his control. Joined on his quest by The Mummy, The Wolf Man, and The Creature
From The Black Lagoon, Drac finds and revives Frankenstein’s Monster and begins
to carry out his fiendish plan. As strange things begin to happen all over
town, a group of middle school horror movie fanatics – the titular Monster Squad
themselves – band together to save the world from certain doom. If that’s not
an awesome movie plot, I don’t know what is.
Like I said, it’s silly, but the movie is a home run because
the monsters in The Monster Squad are
exactly what you want them to be. All of their iconic tropes are there and they’ve
been dialed up to 11, making for some of the best portrayals of the characters
in cinema history. Frankenstein’s Monster (played by Tom Noonan) and Dracula (Duncan
Regehr) are particularly amazing, existing as physical symbols of the duality
between good and evil upon which the film bases its story. Dracula is evil
personified - a cruel and singularly minded villain with no redeeming qualities.
The Monster is, as he is in all of his best incarnations, a misunderstood
abomination, shambling through the world confused and scared, longing for the humanity
he’ll never truly have. The only difference is that in The Monster Squad he finally finds friends, which is a story
told in a way that will warm the heart of even the most cynical viewer. Regehr
and Noonan are brilliant in The Monster Squad, in my opinion bested
only by Lugosi and Karloff themselves. Even then the margin is narrow!
It’s wonderful that the monsters are all true to their gothic
horror roots, but it’s the ‘80s sensibilities that really make the
movie sing. The ‘80s were a unique time for the genre, and most ‘80s horror
flicks are known for two things: stunning practical effects and comedic, action-packed
scripts that leave no room for boredom. This movie
has both in spades! The Universal Monsters have never, ever, ever looked better than they do here,
depicted in their classic styles but with genuinely brilliant makeup effects
that still hold up. Not surprising when you consider that legendary special
effects artist Stan Winston was involved in their creation. And the writing? It’s
great! The kids feel like real people and the movie is full of awesome and very
quotable dialogue. Horror references abound and laugh out loud one liners like “Wolf
Man’s got nards!” are sprinkled generously throughout The Monster Squad’s tight, fast-paced script. It’s exciting, it’s hilarious,
and it’s actually very suspenseful when the story calls for it to be. The final
act in particular is superb.
The more I ramble about The
Monster Squad the more I’m convinced it’s impossible not to love this movie? It encapsulates everything that’s great
about being a horror fan and I’m so glad that it exists. Definitely give this
one a go this Halloween season!
so im doing a day filled with shows, movies and games that mean a lot to me and the first one i started with was rise of the guardians one cause its easter and i always watch this movie on this day, but also because it is the reason i have this username for everything and gave me my passion to really go for animation.
it taught me to never loose my beliefs, i still cry over the fact that the creators saw my note that was put into that fan made book which was sent to them, my first fully hand made cosplay was jack frost when he first emerges from the lake; so this movie is by far my absolute favorite and will stay that way forever.
Selma for fucking everything: best picture, best director, best original screenplay, best actor, EVERYTHING. And I’m not just saying that because I’m a middle-class liberal SJW feminazi assuaging my white guilt, Selma was an absolutely outstanding film and to say that it wasn’t is just racism plain and simple. Yes, it’s timely, and yes, it carries a hefty social message that is all too relevant these days. But goddamn, what a movie. Far too often, movies depicting the civil rights movement are, well, overly black and white. They tend to lay on the cheap moralizing and schmaltzy sentimentality and come across and preachy and treacle-y. This especially is true of depictions of Martin Luther King, Jr. Selma shows the civil rights struggle as it was: a long, bloody, confusing, and difficult battle in which evil was absolute, good hard to define, and there was no clear-cut right way forward. One of my favorite thing was seeing the clashing of egos among the civil rights leaders: even though they were united in cause, their philosophies and methods differed, and in the end many were left wondering if it was even worth the brutality.
A lot of talk is made of how Selma humanizes MLK: it shows him going over his speeches, waffling over which wording is right, feeling uncomfortable when receiving his Nobel Peace Prize, not knowing how to proceed in the face of violent oppression, having his fidelity to his wife brought into question, knowing when he was out-done, and doubting if voting rights was worth it. This made him all much easier to see as a person, but still, he wasn’t diminished. MLK was still depicted as the fiery orator, inspiring leader, and profound humanist that he was. It’s easier to understand him, and you can still see why he was such a tremendous leader and why thousands of people rallied behind him, and why the marches on Selma and Washington, D.C. were such enormous triumphs.
If Selma were about John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson trying to pass the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts, you can bet your ass it would be nominated in every category, just like Lincoln. But it’s not so it’s not going to get shit. And to that all I can say is fuck you, Academy. Just because you have a Black woman as your president doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for your blatant racism and sexism.
Selma’s not the only movie whose subs have left me utterly baffled. Wild, Cake, and Gone Girl are three truly fantastic films about women that didn’t get shit. When I watched Gone Girl, my initial reaction was to hate it, but I’ve sort of come around. It’s essentially a story about a psychopathic woman who lies about being beaten and raped in order to ruin the lives of the men around her. I have had far, far, far too many friends who actually have been beaten and raped and have been faced with nothing but disbelief when they talk about their experiences, much less bringing formal accusations and charges against their attackers for me to say that I’m 100% okay with how Gone Girl deals with the subject. But I’ve heard it argued that that’s the point: Amy is what every man fears and that is what makes her powerful. Or something along those lines that I’m not really able to fully articulate. And I kinda see the point. But, all my mixed feelings aside, I can’t deny that Gone Girl has one hell of a screenplay. “The Cool Girl” is now a part of the feminist dialogue, and I’ve heard the “I’m the cunt you married” monologue repeated all over the place. It sticks in your head and makes you really think. Gillian Flynn would have been the first woman nominated for adapting her own screenplay, and it’s a fucking crime that she’s not nominated. Wild, even though it was adapted by a man, also absolutely should be nominated, and the only reason I could surmise that it wasn’t nominated is because it’s a movie about a woman. There really is no excuse for those two films to not be nominated. Cake deserves to be nominated for best original screenplay. It was beautiful and touching and engaging and clever. It deserves to be nominated for best movie, and Jennifer Aniston should be a best actress nominee. But once again that would create some overlap between the best actress and best movie categories and we obviously can’t have that, can we?
So that brings us to the White Male mediocrity that actually has been nominated this year. At this point, it’s a toss-up between Birdman and Boyhood. I’ll be honest: Birdman was meh, leaning towards ugh, saturated in self-satisfied pretentiousness, all on top of being pretty depressing and not in a good way, and Boyhood was incredibly boring and long as balls. Both had a marked absence of people of color and a portrayal of women that pissed me off. Birdman’s female characters never quite escaped well-worn female side character tropes (although Emma Stone did elevate her Lohan role to something much more complex than it otherwise should have been), and Boyhood literally said that women are just whores who can’t live in the moment and are always looking for the next step up. :) So yes it’s impressive that Boyhood took twelve years to make but it didn’t stop me from absolutely fucking hating it.
NGL, I haven’t seen The Theory of Everything because I’ve already seen The King’s Speech and every other Oscar bait biopic about an influential person who overcame personal hardship. I haven’t seen The Imitation Game because there’s at least twelve other movies about Alan Turing out there, good god, find another gay genius to make movies about. And I haven’t seen American Sniper because honestly why would I subject myself to that (truth be told I’m too White to give a full, meaningful breakdown of why and what exactly American Sniper is awful and how it affects me).
Whiplash was the one white male-oriented movie that I actually did like, so I guess that’s what I’ll be rooting for. It’s a gripping, surprisingly suspenseful story about the extremes that you can subject yourself to in search of artistic greatness, which is something that I can relate to pretty well. Not as good as Selma, but still a complex, engaging film that I’m very glad I watched. J.K. Simmons fucking rules.
So yes. Fuck The Academy, go watch Selma. Leonardo DiCaprio sends his regards.