i want pacific rim to be our generations star wars and by that i mean i want six trillion expanded universe novels about everybody that appeared on screen i want graphic novel spin offs and in thirty years i want to be able to complain about the remake
when you get into a new thing and all you really care about is that thing and you’re destroying your blog spamming that thing so you have to start pretending to care about other things so there’s some variety
“Hollywood depresses me. Never has its portrayal of women been so bad. When I grew up my role models were fabulous and strong - Katharine Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Lucille Ball. They made me proud to be a female. Today it’s so different. There were less than 20 good female roles last year. There are just not enough well-written roles for women. They are either hookers, rape victims or lawyers in lingerie. I’m simply howling for reasonableness and tolerance, but some people think I’m outrageous. Just because I’m an actress I don’t feel I should be prevented from taking a public stand.”—Meryl Streep about women in Hollywood, 1992 (via mrsmerylstreep)
Why does Chris Evans always grab his left boob when he laughs?
Hello, anon, and thank you for the question.
This topic has been studied by by researchers for years. There are three prevailing theories that I will relay to you now.
1. It keeps him on the ground.
You may notice in the gif above that Chris’ leg starts to rise as he laughs, possibly a precursor to his entire body undergoing a sort of lift off due to his joy. Chris then employs his upper body strength to force himself to obey the laws of gravity.
2. To check on his physique.
As you may be aware, anon, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain a superhero body. Chris is concerned that in the time he has spent sitting down, sans working out or eating, he has lost muscle mass. Understandably, he feels the need to make sure that he is still a specimen.
3. Object permanence.
Object permanence is a term applied to the understanding that an object still exists even when you cannot see it. Chris closes his eyes when he laughs, making him unable to see that he has not disappeared. By grabbing his left boob, Chris knows that he has not somehow ceased to exist.
Much has already been written about Sunday’s controversial episode of Game of Thrones. The episode itself was actually rather dull—a lot of exposition and little action—but one particular scene has already garnered thousands of keystrokes, hundreds of outraged tweets, and…
Roving reporter and unsung badass, Elena isn’t born to this kind of madcap existence, but she takes to it brilliantly. She’s shrewd, pragmatic, and determined, with a resourcefulness to match Nate’s. She’s also refreshingly ordinary-looking for a female video game character and, more than anyone in the game, feels like a real person, with the occasional hesitancy and uncertainties to match. A dedicated and uncompromising journalist, her quick thinking helps to save the day more than once, and there is palpable chemistry to her relationship with Nate. Bringing this character to the screen necessitates a kind of earthiness, someone frank and everyday with just the hint of a spark. She should be recognisable and relatable but, in her own way, a cut above the rest.
Olivia Wilde has been put forward by some, and would be an intriguing choice, though her past work would suggest she’s a more natural fit for Chloe than Elena. Emily Blunt‘s name has also been raised and she’d certainly be the closest thing to perfect (especially given her tendency to chew up every scene she’s in). However, both of these women have a certain star quality that mightn’t really work for Elena, who should seem more like the archetypal girl-next-door. Vibrant, but emboldened.
For me, personally, this should be Rosamund Pike. Pike’s been slaving away for years in work that doesn’t deserve her, but with an upcoming turn in David Fincher‘s much-hyped adaptation of Gone Girl her time in the sun may finally be beckoning. She looks the part, she has both the tenacity and everyday appeal, and she’d be an able match for any male lead.
Not unlike Pike, Romola Garai is another solidly reliable actress who could work some serious magic on this part. It helps, of course, that’s she’s already played a brilliant reporter in the underrated BBC drama The Hour, but she also has the dramatic abilities and quiet hint of a spark necessary to bring Elena to the screen.
bucky spending hours at that smithsonian exhibit, staring at everything, watching every single one of the little “newsreel” clips, getting escorted out of the museum because he’s the last one there, sir, you must not have heard our announcements, but we’re open at ten tomorrow
bucky going to the exhibit every single day for a week straight and that one older security guard is so nice to him, telling him in a low, conspiratory whisper one evening that he was there when the captain america costume got stolen by captain america himself, isn’t that just ridiculous? and you’re a dead ringer for sergeant barnes, son, you’d look good in that costume
bucky finally showing up on steve’s doorstep on a rainy evening – it’s a spacious old brownstone, sam up tippy-top, steve on the ground floor, nat in the basement – and he’d had a whole speech prepared and carefully memorized but when he sees steve’s shocked face it all crumbles and he just sort of scrambles to catch his breath, hands clenched tight in his coat pockets, prosthesis whirring, and steve just looks at him for a solid minute then tells him to come in, they’ll throw some couch cushions on the ground, it’ll be like old times, and bucky just breaks
it’s messy and it’s horrible and bucky wakes up screaming almost every night but steve is steady and solid and reassuring like he’s always been, and he asks natasha and bruce to help him find a psychologist after bucky confesses to him, barely whispering, that he thinks he needs some Help
steve being gentle with bucky because god it was hard enough to get thrown into the 21st century but getting tortured, electrocuted, tossed in and out of cryo, practically lobotomized––
steve being so fucking gentle when he helps bucky sort through his memories, starts telling him stories and leaving out details and watching that old grin slide across bucky’s face when he remembers something steve didn’t mention
steve and bucky going back to that smithsonian exhibit together on a slow, snowy wednesday morning when everyone’s at work and at school, taking their time, and there are a couple of moments where bucky starts to shut down but steve touches his shoulder or his back and they move through it together
running into that old security guard as they leave and when bucky winks at him, steve has to hide a grin because that’s absolutely the bucky that he grew up with
sometimes it’s a step forward and sometimes it’s three steps back; bucky is pretty sure the nightmares will be a constant for the rest of his life but that’s okay, because steve is there every time and–– -
My mum recently discovered the term “social media” by way of a cautionary article about how it’ll cause the downfall of society so now whenever I pick up my phone she shouts “YOU’RE ADDICTED TO THEM SOCIAL MEDIAS” at me and frowns demonstratively.