Saturday, April 12, 2014

Even in the 21st century, Steve is still living in the middle of a war story — or a post-war story, with Steve failing to get the closure he needs because he never really “came back” from WWII. The movie soundtrack even includes a classic wartime love song about missing and then being reunited with your sweetheart, It’s Been A Long, Long Time:

“Haven’t felt like this, my dear
Since I can’t remember when.
It’s been a long, long time.

You’ll never know how many dreams
I’ve dreamed about you.
Or just how empty they all seemed without you.
So kiss me once then kiss me twice
Then kiss me once again.
It’s been a long, long time.”

Steve has a copy of this song in his apartment, and the lyrics really could fit with anything: Peggy (“Kiss me once again.”), Bucky (“Haven’t felt like this since I can’t remember when.”) or even just his old life in general (“You’ll never know how many dreams I’ve dreamed about you.”). Honestly, it’s quite astonishing how much misery this movie manages to pack into two hours of mostly action sequences and espionage subplots, particularly since Captain America is supposedly one of the “lighter” superheroes, compared to the unending grimdarkness of Batman. I guess this is the difference between “manpain” and “a man in legitimate emotional pain.”

CATWS: The Tragedy of Bucky Barnes

Sunday, April 6, 2014

mckelvie:

popculturebrain:

Leading Men Age, Leading Women Don’t | Vulture

There are more charts if you click through.

It took me a long time to realise why the male age line isn’t straight, but it’s because the years along the bottom axis aren’t equally spaced. Good visualisation of a depressing point, otherwise.

twistedsoup:

neverrwhere:

missanniehall:

Galaxy Quest (1999)

I had originally not wanted to see Galaxy Quest because I heard that it was making fun of Star Trek. Then Jonathan Frakes rang me up and said ‘You must not miss this movie! See it on a Saturday night in a full theater.’ And I did, and of course I found it was brilliant. Brilliant. No one laughed louder or longer in the cinema than I did. - Patrick Stewart

Galaxy Quest is a cinematic masterpiece and if you believe otherwise you should seek help immediately

One of my favourite facts is that George Takei has called it “chillingly realistic”.
Saturday, April 5, 2014

Nick Cave in Wings of Desire

This made me realise that Wings of Desire would be a fantastic choice for a double-bill with Only Lovers Left Alive.

(Source: bramantino)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Because I’m tired of this shitty job. I have no rights whatsoever. I get no night bonus. No overtime. No nuisance compensation. Maybe it’s time for a change in troll management. So if you could get this on TV…
- Hans, Trollhunter

i saw trollhunter at the cinema with my dad. an ideal trollhunter scenario, recommended.

Because I’m tired of this shitty job. I have no rights whatsoever. I get no night bonus. No overtime. No nuisance compensation. Maybe it’s time for a change in troll management. So if you could get this on TV…

- Hans, Trollhunter

i saw trollhunter at the cinema with my dad. an ideal trollhunter scenario, recommended.

(Source: scuttlebuttstuch)

Saturday, March 29, 2014
pinstripesuit:

sherlock-hannibal:

A handsome Mads with the wind gently blowing his hair for your dash

GODDAMMIT WHEN IS THIS MOVIE GOING TO COME OUT HERE KLDSKLSKLLKSKLSKLS

I’M REALLY SORRY TO HAVE TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU PINSTRIPE, BUT MICHAEL KOLHAAS IS TERRIBLE. i went to see it a few weeks ago, and despite my deep and abiding love for mads mikkelsen, it was SO DULL. as in, my friend actually FELL ASLEEP in the cinema for like half an hour in the middle. it was honestly one of the most boring movies i have ever seen, and is also just generally… bad… in a variety of different ways. JUST APPRECIATE THE GIFS. DON’T SPEND 2 HOURS OF YOUR LIFE ON THIS.

pinstripesuit:

sherlock-hannibal:

A handsome Mads with the wind gently blowing his hair for your dash

GODDAMMIT WHEN IS THIS MOVIE GOING TO COME OUT HERE KLDSKLSKLLKSKLSKLS

I’M REALLY SORRY TO HAVE TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU PINSTRIPE, BUT MICHAEL KOLHAAS IS TERRIBLE. i went to see it a few weeks ago, and despite my deep and abiding love for mads mikkelsen, it was SO DULL. as in, my friend actually FELL ASLEEP in the cinema for like half an hour in the middle. it was honestly one of the most boring movies i have ever seen, and is also just generally… bad… in a variety of different ways. JUST APPRECIATE THE GIFS. DON’T SPEND 2 HOURS OF YOUR LIFE ON THIS.

Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014

kaylapocalypse:

Seriously guys, put POC in your sci-fi movies, books, and tv shows. Seeing a film with none of them at all is actually kind of scary for me.

It would be like you sitting down to watch a movie about a dystopian near future and there are absolutely no men and the plot doesn’t address that at all. Like, literally wouldn’t your first thought be that men were at some point eradicated completely by the women?

That is what we’re pretty much forced to think about your entirely white fictional society. Maybe y’all herded us into death camps. Maybe y’all just shot us all in the streets. All I know is there are none of us left and no one seems to find it suspicious or unusual.

If you don’t want people to think that about your work, then for the love of god include us in your narrative.

In Marvel you have heroes, and then there’s DC where you have interesting bad guys,

-Samuel L. Jackson about Marvel and DC’s impending clash on May 6 2015

(Video)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

summersaysso:

Christopher Walken dancing in over 50 movies, all perfectly spliced into a single music video

a masterpiece.