If you don’t like Elizabeth Swann you’re wrong.
Keira Knightley was 17 there
Yup Keira was 16/17 for the filming of the first Pirates movie and here I am at 20, and all I’ve done today is study chemistry, eat cookies and cry a lot.
So recently I rewatched the 2000 Disney movie Dinosaur and I was distracted for about 90% of the movie by the realization that Kron looked like Malcolm McDowell
so much so that every time he showed up on screen I whispered "dinosaur Malcolm McDowell"
I swear to god you guys if you like D&D AT ALL you have to watch The Book of Vile Darkness.
It’s totally ridiculous and kind of awkward and hokey but actually feels like a really great D&D movie with actual D&D references and interesting enough characters and situation to hold any fans interest.
This also goes is you like silly B movies.
I forgot how entertainingly evil the Vermin Lord is. All he does is fuck with people and spit up bugs and cryptically tell people really freaky stories. You can feel the player character behind his essence going “I FILL THE TEDDY BEAR WITH BUGS” and the DM is like “WHAT okay the child is traumatized. Are you happy now?” Evil-aligned party lulz.
Came for the DnD, stayed for the Vermin Lord.
Whaaaaa??? Lesbians can live past 17??? OUTLANDISH
it’s a trailer for a really great movie pls watch it oh my gosh
Somebody please watch this with me right now
What if you existed as a digital consciousness? What if you could download instantaneously to a new body upon death? What if a 16-year-old hacker girl accidentally created an AI out of that powerful network? What if there was an awesome movie about it made independently by the spectacular YouTuber team Corridor Digital?
Got an hour?
I haven’t been to the movies in close to two years, but I figured if I was going to watch anything, it’d be Thor 2. Thor was my favorite of the pre-Avengers movies and holy shit the second one is just as much eyecandy. SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL TECHNOLOGY and ARRRGH COOL ELF ALIENS AAARRGH. Asgard got even more like “totally not Gallifrey” and asdsfgdsfdsdfasfd Heimdall. I’m really sorry, Thor, Odin, everyone else; Heimdall is still hands-down the coolest Asgardian. HE KILLED A SHIP WITH A SHORT SWORD I MEAN. Can I just have a story that’s Heimdall and Thor’s warrior friends doing things and getting into stupid ideas and Heimdall has to be the voice of reason, please.
Also Malekith. Er. Wow. I just. Well for one thing I had no idea he was played by Eccleston until the credits, which just goes to show that as soon as you alter an actor’s voice even slightly (even when it’s beautifully altered- yeesss, talk more dark elf language, MORE) I’m pretty much incapable of recognising them. Malekith completely entranced me and I have no apologies. I also love svartalfarian (?) tech but that’s pretty much old news at this point, because all Nine Realms technology makes my eyes water with how much I love it. The combination of beauty and technology to make science appear magical is something that really catches me, not sure why.
I think this is easily going to be my favorite pre-Avengers movie again. Iron Man 1 was really hard to beat, but while I enjoyed 3 a lot it lacked the same elegance. I just have a weakness for Thor settings, I guess.
And who the hell is the Collector?? The whole style of that bit was totally different, like it belongs to another setting. Is it something to do with Guardians of the Galaxy?? I don’t know what Guardians is, just that everything I see with it looks like I’d enjoy it. Either that or Avengers 2, I guess. MYSTERIES.
I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”
- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.
They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.
To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.
And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.
So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.
Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:
Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds. Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My Bond, Roger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.
That is what this gifset is about.
You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT.
someone explain to me what the fuck i just watched
one of the greatest scenes ever put on film
If the youth of tumblr don’t know Beetlejuice, then WE HAVE FAILED THEM.
Unless you have seen THIS, you have never seen anything LIKE this.
This is my favorite fight sequence from the film Chocolate.
Summation: A young autistic woman, Zen, collects debts from people who owe her mother money, in order to pay for her ailing mother’s medical care. She is able to do this because she has an incredible kinetic memory: she learns to fight by mimicking Bruce Lee films and the fighters at the dojo next door.
There are almost no films in which the main protagonist is autistic, much less an autistic woman of color. This movie isn’t about what Zen means to other people; it’s about Zen’s motivations, needs, wants, and the journey to hone her skills. As an autistic person, seeing this kind of depiction of a capable, dynamic autistic character in film is extremely heartening, to say the least.
In this scene, the best fighter in the antagonist’s gang is a young man with Tourette’s Syndrome. The subtext of the scene is that Zen will have difficulty predicting his moves because his tics throw off her pattern-recognition-based kinetic memory.
This is one of my favorite movies, EVER.
I highly recommend it.
Well that was actually surprisingly awesome.
So one of my favorite things about WALL-E is how, even though it takes place in a future where humans have screwed up the Earth big-time, and we’re living in this impersonal complacency dystopia and everything, all the human characters (or at least the ones we meet at the time of the narrative) are good people.
And like, in that vein, I love Captain McCrea’s arc—his sense of wonder at discovering the vast, complicated beauty of our Earth; his shift, when his romantic notions are shattered, not to despair but to heroism; the way he takes on the true meaning of what has been a cushy figurehead position, and becomes a real decision-maker and leader.
But another thing that always really catches my attention is the little scenes when WALL-E meets John and Mary. WALL-E doesn’t look or act like the Axiom robots, so they both react to him with some confusion—but at the same time, they automatically return his politeness. Just by the simple act of exchanging names, they accept WALL-E’s invitation to engage with him, and they begin to count him as a friend. John and Mary don’t do anything big to impact the main conflict or anything. But it means a lot that when their routines are interrupted by a strange robot, their first impulse isn’t to be annoyed or suspicious, but to be friendly and nice without a second thought.
And these positive qualities aren’t limited to the humans that have been directly touched by WALL-E’s eccentricity. When the deck tilts in the climactic scene, everyone reaches out and tries to help each other. Everyone cheers for the captain when he stands up to AUTO; everyone feels for WALL-E and EVE in their moment of tragedy. And everyone seems excited and hopeful about the prospect of returning to Earth and starting something new.
I just really love the optimism in this movie. I love how the story posits that being kind and caring and curious and brave really is the natural state of humanity, and it’s just that sometimes we need a little push to remind us of that.
This analysis actually made me cry almost as much as the movie.
This movie you guys.
If you haven’t seen “Deep Blue Sea” (the one with the murder sharks, NOT the one with Tom Hiddleston) you are missing out on a really really fun high production value B monster movie.
Literally the only problem I have with this ridiculous movie is all the super-intelligent killer sharks die.
Horror Films With Incredible Poster/Cover Art:
From top left:
- Blue Monkey (1987)
- A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
- Rabid Grannies (1988)
- Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986)
- Street Trash (1987)
- Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)
- The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
- The Video Dead (1987)
- Fright Night (1985)
- The Video Dead (detailed close-up - 1600 x 1000px)
As far as I’m concerned, there are few things in the world more beautiful than 1980’s poster art, particularly in the horror genre. Bright, bold colors and painstaking attention to detail, lovingly hand-painted by various masters of their craft. They just don’t make ‘em like this anymore.
I wish posters were still made like this.
Part of me still doesn’t believe that this is animation and that they had to have filmed this somewhere because holy crap
Yeah, I should probably watch this movie at some point
If you want to use your money to show Disney you’ll support them if they make more movies about folklore from other cultures, buy a copy of Arjun: The Warrior Prince instead of a ticket to see Frozen on November 27th. The film was written and directed in India, Inspired by the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata, and co-Produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
Supporting Disney’s effort to branch out and give studios in other countries funding to tell their own stories does more to show them the direction you want them to head than skipping another movie they’ve made. Boycotting one movie tells them what you don’t like, supporting another shows them what you do.
Plus, if they see movies like this selling well in America, it stands a better chance of convincing them to make more like it in America.
Or… I will stop posting strangely emotional video mashup things when I’m DEAD.
This made me giggle a lot. I’m sad they didn’t include the Fourth Doctor in State of Decay thwapping a thing and then exclaiming in wonder “Definitely Earth technology!” when it worked again.