I definitely still plan to see X-Men Days of Future Past.
I don’t believe that it is appropriate to punish the actors and the crew (and the movie company) for the alleged accusations made against Singer. I don’t care if the alleged incident occurred 15 years ago or 15 minutes ago.
the actors and cast and crew already got paid. they don’t get punished. the only people who benefit from you seeing the movie is the production company. if you boycott the film because you think it is the work of a rapist pedophile, it sends a message to the production company that you will not support rapists. that does more than paying to see a movie to support actors and crew whose pay has nothing to do with the film;s box office success.
Updated Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Bryan Singer’s accuser Michael Egan said his mother first reported the allegations of sexual abuse to the Los Angeles Police Department when he w…
BRYAN SINGER RAPED AN UNDERAGE BOY SPREAD THIS SHIT FAR AND WIDE
One weak link can break the chain of a mighty dynasty.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.
Find it and watch it.
Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.
Should have a HUGE fandom.
It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.
Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.
So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.
…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like. He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.
He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.
…And then he makes this.
I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.
Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.
And if you need more convincing??
Your faves are in it: Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).
Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…
Apologies ahead of time.
mmm the host was great i’d love to see this.
Snowpiercer has been on my radar for a little while now, and I do hope to catch it when it comes out, limited release or not. The Host (NOT the Stephenie Meyer book adaptation) was a really fun film.
Here’s to adding Snowpiercer on other people’s radar.
(trivia: the movie is based on a french graphic novel called “Transperceneige”)
This sounds SUPER cool.
Can anyone point me to being able to see this??
Oh my god I AM SO EXCITED
Have you ever seen Django Unchained? And if so, would you consider it a white savior movie?
I’ve seen Django unchained, yes.
It is 100% a white savior movie. A white man sets him free, a white man helps him move through the south without being caught and sold back into chattel slavery, a white man gives him his horse clothes etc etc. Hell, Django is the sidekick within his own story. He obviously wouldn’t have been able to save his “Kerry Washington” without his white savior.
That movie was nothing, but a parody to how slavery was like. 12 years a slave have a closer depiction without scarring the viewers for life.
Another way to tell if a movie is white savior based. If large groups white people can watch it, enjoy it, than use the white characters in an argument that slavery wasn’t that bad and that their were nice white people always willing to help the slaves (which is a fat ass lie).
- Susie the Moderator
Django Unchained is an awful movie.
The cast of The Princess Bride 25 years later. Entertainment Weekly
Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship!
This scene made me so happy holy shit
Read my review of Dallas Buyer’s Club, over at my other blog.
11%? Rotten Tomatoes doesn’t know shit, man
idk what critics are thinking, this movie is a modern masterpiece
jennifer lawrence’s performance was complete shit, lupita was fucking amazing, us magazine can go fuck itself
Smokey and the Bandit (1977). Polish poster.
Reblogging an old post. Designer: Maciej Zbikowski. Source.
Entertaining status quo: The Lego Story is a comfortable mix of mediocrity and pizzazz.
-Runs hands through hair- Ok. The Lego movie. The Lego movie. The. Lego. Movie. -sigh- Where do I even begin with the Lego Movie? It isn’t that this is a BAD movie. It’s easy to write reviews of terrible movies. It’s just that…it’s a good movie that…is like…so typically typical in so many ways and is just….kinda….I dunno.
Yeah. That was kind of incoherent. See, I’m having a hard time organizing my thoughts on this movie because it’s just so…..eh.
Ok, we’ll do this Good New and Bad News.
Good News: The Lego Movie is totally watchable. It’s sleek, looks great, has a great soundtrack. It’ll make you laugh at all the right times. It’s little “Man upstairs” twist is WONDERFULLY executed. It perfectly captures the no holds barred imagination of being a kid and is self-aware enough to make fun of itself occasionally.
Like really. I saw this movie and I….liked it. I did.
Bad News: Oh my god. This movie is just so full of every typical boring thing that irks me about mainstream media. Like, there is nothing SO huge and SO offensive that I flat out spit bile. But it’s just like a checklist of annoying background radiation that permeates the film.
Plus it is the Matrix. (I’m not kidding. Emmet is Neo. Vitruvius is Morpheus. WyldStyle is Trinity. It’s the Matrix. Really.)
Like….PoC representation. 1. There is 1. Vitruvius, the wise and kindly Morgan Freeman voiced black wizard. That’s it. He’s not a BAD character by any means. He’s actually super awesome. But he’s just…1. (And yes, I know, the other mini-figs are yellow. But let’s be honest here. Like in the Simpsons, they are still clearly white. The only brown character we get is actually brown. So yes, Emmett and Batman and WyldStyle are all white. Just deal with it.)
And LGBTQIAP+? Well, how much can you really expect from Hollywood? But the closest we get is the Dumbledore mini-fig being seriously coded with a stereotypically “gay voice.” I just. I can’t. I don’t know what’s worse: That the Lego Movie tried harder to represent Dumbledore as being openly gay than the books he’s from, or that they chose to do so with ridiculous stereotypes.
And women. I don’t….Wyldstyle is the only female main character (unless we count the cat? Are we counting the cat?) And she’s set up to be this really kick ass master builder bad ass. And ends up being the love interest in the middle of a love triangle. I’m not saying that she’s LESS of a character because she is a love interest. But her major role in the film is to be this nearly manic pixie-ish love interest for Emmett. And that’s just disappointingly predictable. (Plus she has like…curves drawn on her mini-fig body? CURVES? ON A LEGO?) She’s a cool character, but that her entire character arc was about this…weird Batman VS Emmett love triangle was…uuuuuuuugh.
Or let’s talk about Cloud Cuckoo Palace [SPOILER] the only set of Legos that Finn is allowed to place with is a distinctively “girly” set that all of the male characters find annoying before it is destroyed. (Finn seems pretty unhappy about it being all he can play with. So crumpled into the box it goes?)
Or at the end when [AGAIN SPOLER] we get the “your sister gets to play too” HORROR punchline. GASP SHOCK NOOOOOOOO. Because what could be worse than having to…play Legos with your sister? (When the entire theme of your movie is how everyone should be allowed to play with legos, regardless of their age or ability?!)
None of these things by themselves are exactly awful. But they are all terribly typical. And that’s sort of my problem with the Lego movie. It’s typical. It’s painfully typical.
At times, the movie TRIES to be so self-aware. But listen, movie, being SELF AWARE as you commit annoying cliches doesn’t actually mean you aren’t committing those cliches. It isn’t a subversion to knowingly and winkingly fulfill boring cliche tropes.
Like, the entire ~twist reveal~ of the movie is that [SPOILER] there isn’t really a special chosen one. That anyone COULD be the chosen one if they were willing to do those actions. Which is a nice message, since normally those ~chosen one~ movies boil down to “only one person is amazing enough to save the world. And it’s a straight white guy.” But, Lego Movie, you had the balls to say “ANYONE can be the chosen one. And guess what? It’s…wait for it…hehehehehehe….A STRAIGHT WHITE GUY! I KNOW!” -groans- In a story where, by your own explanation, literally ANYONE could have been the special, you STILL had a straight white guy be the special. Typical.
If you go watch it, you probably won’t be horribly offended. I wasn’t. But, if you like your media to be, ya know, different or progressive or ground breaking or unique…Lego Movie is probably gunna leave you a disappointed.
I dunno. What do yall think?