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I'm ace but I don't know if I'm bi or lesbian?

2020.11.25 17:44 Nekoangelbby I'm ace but I don't know if I'm bi or lesbian?

Uhm this will probably be very long so just a warning! Ranting ahead.
To preface, I've identified as ace/demi (though mostly like 99% asexual) for a few years. That's a story in of itself, but I'm actually here to talk about romantic orientation. I've considered myself bi for over a decade of my life, but due to recent events I've spent a lot of this year wondering if I'm maybe a (homoromantic asexual) lesbian instead.
Earlier this year I asked around wlw communities for advice, but I felt continually misunderstood because, as I realized, being ace colours the way I experience attraction a lot, and most people on these subs were presumably allosexual. Eventually I did stop fussing over having the "correct" label so much, but I was thinking a little about it again recently and figured I'd reach out to see if any fellow ace wlw might understand me better.
My thing is basically that I don't feel sexual attraction really at all, being ace; I might be mildly demi only for my long-term partner but even then I can't be sure if its the way allos feel. I can take sex or leave it when it comes to relationships and I don't care what genitalia my partner has. I also can identify a little with aegosexual, and I do have a few fictional crushes (don't laugh) I can think of in a sexual way, but it isn't a big identifier for me. I mostly just say I'm ace for simplicity.
I also don't get crushes often or easily, I'm kinda demi in that regard too but I've always had a strong desire for romance (unlike sex) so I don't really identify with aromanticism. My heart is just very picky! In the past, I've had crushes on guys and girls alike, and as I said I'm inclined towards fictional crushes (🤦🏻‍♀️) more often than irl. I don't have much relationship experience despite my age (late-20s), and my current partner of 7 years is the only serious relationship I've been in (though I've had a couple little online gfs/bfs in my teens). I've considered myself bi since I was 14/15.
Last November my partner came out to me as trans (MtF), and started transitioning back in spring this year. It wasn't really unexpected, there were obvious signs for a while, and while its definitely a lot to take in at times I find that I'm mostly just excited to be with a woman. I've honestly struggled a few times before in our relationship because I wasn't sure I could be with a man forever (but I also loved my partner as a person too much). I've just felt so much more Right in my relationship since she came out to me. Being able to say "my girlfriend" is amazing.
Now I don't think I could ever go back to being with men, if my current relationship were to end. I'm almost certain I'd choose to only date women from now until the rest of forever. Logically this should make me asexual and homoromantic, right? But I'm still so confused, and having sexual attraction as a frame of reference missing just makes this more difficult for me to be sure of.
The problem is, I still feel like I have this non-zero attraction to very specific types of men that isn't romantic and definitely not sexual. I just feel purely aesthetic attraction when I see, for example, a really beefy bodybuilder with a cute face and nice hair. I don't want to date or sleep with them, but I do find them "hot" and nice to look at (as long as they aren't naked).
When I try explaining this to allos, the answer I usually get is that people of any orientation can recognize if someone's attractive and it shouldn't invalidate me if I feel that I'm a lesbian. This somehow doesn't comfort me any because the way I find these men attractive may not be sexual/romantic, but it's also decidedly non-objective?? I can still differentiate between me acknowledging that Robert Pattinson is good-looking and me finding Jason Momoa "hot" (just my first example lol). I still have "a type" if that makes sense - I was, afterall, bi for a very long time and I don't think that 100% goes away.
Additionally, I also still crush pretty hard on fictional men once in a blue moon. I'm into the whole "selfshipping" thing and there's no way I'll give up my anime husbands even if I don't wanna date irl guys ever again (apologies for my nerdiness). As a side note, I do think the irl men I look at as "eye candy" are often because they remind me of my fictional guy crushes in terms of body type and such.
My question to anyone who has made it this far is: Does this way of experiencing aesthetic attraction sound like an ace thing? Does anyone relate? Or is this just a "me" thing? And moreover, do you see my predicament? I am asexual and only romantically interested in other ladies, but I can't claim to have absolutely no attraction to men since I like fictional guys and even still view irl men as "eye candy" on occasion.
There's been a lot of online discourse this year over who can and can't call themselves a lesbian. I understand the need to protect the meaning of the word lesbian, but some of these arguments have created more self-doubt in me. When I see "lesbians cant be attracted to men ever" I think that means I shouldn't touch that word, but I also don't feel right calling myself bi any longer either. "Homoflexible" is about the best descriptor I can find, but I don't really love that either.
I would end this already lengthy post here but I want to mention, before anyone brings it up, that I am well aware of "comphet" so you don't need to educate me on that! I read about it, related to a lot of it, but ultimately didn't feel like it could explain everything I felt. Infact, it kinda just made me feel a bit icky like its something dirty/harmful I need to unlearn or means I have no agency. I'd just rather not talk about it too much if that's ok.
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2020.11.05 20:09 arrianchng OFFICIAL TENET BLU-RAY PRESS RELEASE

“Tenet,” the must-see motion picture event, playing now on the big screen wherever theatres are open, will arrive on 4K, Blu Ray, DVD and Digital on December 15 in time for the holidays. Written, directed and produced by acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “Dunkirk”), “Tenet” opened globally beginning in August 2020 and has grossed $350 million to date, with the much-anticipated theatrical openings in the major markets of New York and Los Angeles still to come. “Tenet” will be available to preorder from digital and physical retailers beginning November 10.
“Tenet” features an international ensemble cast led by John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman,” TV’s “Ballers”) as the Protagonist. The film also stars Robert Pattinson (the “Twilight” films, “The Lighthouse,” upcoming “The Batman”), Elizabeth Debicki (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “The Great Gatsby”), Dimple Kapadia (“Angrezi Medium”), Martin Donovan (“Ant-Man,” “Fahrenheit 451”), Fiona Dourif (“Cult of Chucky”), Yuri Kolokolnikov (“The Hitman’s Bodyguard”), Himesh Patel (“Yesterday”), Clémence Poésy (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“The Avengers: Age of Ultron”), with Michael Caine (“Inception,” “The Cider House Rules,” “The Dark Knight”) and Kenneth Branagh (“Dunkirk,” “Murder on the Orient Express”).
The film was produced by Emma Thomas and Nolan. Thomas Hayslip served as executive producer.
Nolan’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Jennifer Lame, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson and special effects supervisor Scott Fisher. The score is composed by Ludwig Göransson.
SYNOPSIS Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist (John David Washington) journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion.
“Tenet” 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features: Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of “Tenet” – An hour-long exploration of the development and production of the film as told by the cast and crew.
BASICS PRODUCT SRP 4K UHD Combo Pack $44.95 Blu-ray $35.99 DVD $28.98
4K, Blu-ray, DVD and EST Street Date: December 15, 2020 Preorder date: November 10 DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, English-ADS, Canadian French BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, English-ADS, Brazilian Portuguese DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese Running Time: 151 minutes Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some suggestive references and brief strong language.
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2020.11.04 15:19 autobuzzfeedbot 15 Hilarious Meme Costumes From TikTok

  1. It's Shia LaBeouf! All four of him!
  2. These are all the kids you met on Tumblr in 2014. Feel old yet?
  3. IDK, this costume kinda sus:
  4. Did they really think they could include the real 5th mom and no one would notice?
  5. I have nothing to say except that making this must have taken an exceptional amount of effort:
  6. Robert Pattinson, is that you?
  7. This is fine.
  8. She nailed all of Arthur's poses:
  9. I think we all knew Baby Yoda would be one of the top costumes of 2020:
  10. She transformed into Radio Rebel right before our very eyes (and nailed that Debby Ryan face):
  11. No, this is Patrick!
  12. The Rock will never live down this iconic look:
  13. Get in the car, we're going to Flavortown:
  14. This guy was lacking a partner for his Spider-Man meme costume, but TikTok came in clutch:
  15. What's whistling anyway?
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2020.10.12 20:42 jonisantucho Oscar Watch - Post Venice/TIFF/NYFF Edition

Several months ago, right after the last Academy Awards, I posted a long, long, long list of possible contenders that had prospects to fight for the next Oscars. It was a time of hope, of looking forward, and of positivity.
Then, COVID-19 happened.
And now, we find ourselves in a year that may change the movie industry forever, with the lack of safety of theaters in times of a pandemic accelerating the switch of mainstream audiences to streaming and VOD. These are times where some people are beginning to wonder, even after they pushed the eligibility date for two more months, why the Academy doesn’t cancel next year’s Oscars. And in this rocky terrain, we lost many contenders. Fire up the Hunger Games cannons, because these are some casualties of the season (so far).
Launched to 2021: Annette, Benedetta, Deep Water, Dune, In the Heights, King Richard, Last Night in Soho, Memoria, Nightmare Alley, Passing, Red, White and Water, Raya and the Last Dragon, The Last Duel, The Power of the Dog, Tick, Tick… Boom!, West Side Story.
Unknown status / missing in action: After Yang, Blonde, Breaking News in Yuba County, C’mon C’mon, Next Goal Wins, Stillwater, The French Dispatch, The Humans, The Tragedy of Macbeth, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Those Who Wish Me Dead.
But even if this year isn’t as loaded with clear awards candidates, there are plenty of movies that are already drawing buzz for an Oscar season that started brewing a month ago, with the kickoff of the Venice Film Festival, and will go on for six and a half more months, when the Academy Awards take place on April 25, 2021. It’s gonna be a long, weird and rocky season, which is gonna be great to see in terms of the narratives that are coming up.
-Ammonite (trailer): When people were betting on the likelier contenders of this year, many people pointed in the direction of Francis Lee’s period drama, with previous Best Actress winner Kate Winslet and constant nominee Saoirse Ronan. Going into the premiere at Toronto, people had their eyes set in this queer romance between a paleontologist and a young wife in the coasts of England during the 19th century. But then, some things happened. First, Winslet started her promotion of the movie by talking about her regret for working with Woody Allen and Roman Polanski that sounded unconvincing to the ominous Film Twitter. Then, another queer period drama, Mona Fastvold’s The World to Come, started to take the attention away at Venice. And finally, the movie premiered. The reaction? Cold. Critics came out mixed with the movie, with many of them comparing it negatively to last year’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and saying that it’s too dull and alienating. Does that mean that all is lost? Not exactly. While the movie (which, considering the genre, really needs critics' support to get into the Best Picture category) has been dismissed, the acting by Winslet and Ronan has been received positively. Now that so many other contenders have been dropping out of the year, they might get some room to campaign from a (social) distance.
-Another Round (trailer): Speaking of TIFF premieres, a film that had a better time at the Canadian festival was the reunion between director Thomas Vinterberg and star Mads Mikkelsen, who reunited years after making the stirring drama The Hunt (not the one with Betty Gilpin carrying a bad political satire, the one about a Danish teacher wrongly accused of sexual abuse). This time, the material is lighter, being a dramedy about four teachers who decide to test out a theory about how people can live and work a little better if they increase the level of alcohol in their blood. Critics really liked the way the movie dealt with alcoholism, and Toronto audiences made it a runner up for the People’s Choice Award of the festival. In a year without so much exposure from other festivals, this Cannes 2020 selection could make a candidate for the Best International Film category.
-Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (trailer): Surprise, new Borat film! While Sacha Baron Cohen made headlines several times this year because of stunts that people assumed were about a second season of Who is America?, the Internet was shocked when, in early September, it was confirmed that it was actually a very niiiiice return from the journalist character that made him famous, shot during quarantine. In a matter of weeks after the reveal, the sequel got sold to Amazon Prime and got a release date for October 23. Why so soon? Well, apparently the movie, which got him in trouble with Rudy Giuliani and other people, is about Borat taking his daughter on a road trip to give her as a bride to VP Mike Pence. Even if this movie doesn’t manage to achieve the feats of the 2006 movie (which got a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination, let’s remember), it will help Baron Cohen’s image a lot, because it will come a week after his big Oscar play.
-Cherry: While everybody knows them mostly because of their contributions to the MCU, directors Joe and Anthony Russo and actor Tom Holland are trying to branch out together. Now Apple has bought into their efforts, paying more than 40 million dollars to acquire their new crime drama, about the life of former Army medic Nico Walker, who started robbing banks after his days in Iraq left him with PTSD and a pill addiction. Will Holland manage this time to escape from the shadow of “oh, jeez, Mr. Stark” Spider-Man before Chaos Walking or the Uncharted movie come out? That’s a question for another day.
-Da 5 Bloods (trailer): Talk about timing. Merely days after the country was mobilized by the police brutality that continues to divide the United States, Spike Lee premiered his new war drama on Netflix. In a vibrant, disjointed but passionate portrait of four African American veterans who return to Vietnam to search for their fallen leader and some treasure, Lee struck gold yet again with his usual fans, even though the moving of the Oscar ceremony threatened to make it harder to remind Academy voters about this movie. However, with an astounding performance from Delroy Lindo (who is confirmed to be campaigned in the Best Actor category) and a supporting turn from Chadwick Boseman which got reframed with the news of his bravery in life and death, this has what it takes to fight for a spot in the Best Picture lineup.
-Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (trailer): When it became clear that quarantine wasn’t gonna be a breeze, the first movie in consideration wise enough to move a little further ahead in the calendar was this adaptation of the hit West End production about a gay British teenager who dreams of becoming a drag queen and get his family and schoolmates to accept his sexuality. With a release date on February 26, 20th Century Studios (man, it’s weird to not use Fox in that name) hopes to strike gold, with a cast that mixes young unknowns, familiar names (Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire and my boy Ralph Ineson) and the previously nominated legend that is Richard E. Grant (who is playing a former drag queen named Loco Chanelle), now taking advantage of the move of other musicals like Annette, In The Heights and West Side Story. I mean, this has at the very least some Golden Globes nods in the bag.
-French Exit: Before its premiere as the closing film of the NYFF, many pundits were expecting this surreal comedy to be somewhat of a comeback for past Best Actress nominee Michelle Pfeiffer, who here plays a close to penniless widow who moves to Paris with her son (Lucas Hedges) and cat, who also happens to be her reincarnated husband (Tracy Letts). However, the first reactions for the film adaptation of the Patrick deWitt novel were all over the place, with some people feeling cold by the execution of the weirdness and others being won over. Still, everybody had good things to say about Michelle Pfeiffer’s performance, but after the mixed reception to the rest of Azazel Jacobs’ film she really would need a lot of critics support to get anywhere near the Best Actress category. With a release date on February 12, it seems that Sony Pictures Classics is skipping the critics awards, and the distributor has a couple of big competitors above this one.
-Good Joe Bell: Every year, there are movies with big stars that go to festivals full of hope for praises and awards. Some of them work and go on, others don’t and get forgotten about. Mark Wahlberg tried to remind people that he occasionally is a good actor with a true life drama where he plays a father who decides to walk across America to raise awareness about bullying after his son, tormented for being gay, commits suicide. The film by Reinaldo Marcus Green premiered at TIFF, and the reaction was… not great. Some critics defended it, but most saw it as a flawed, baity product starring a man with a history of hate. Still, it got bought by a distributor: Solstice Studios, a new player in the game which just released its first movie, Unhinged (yup, the one about Russell Crowe road raging). While they paid 20 million dollars for Good Joe Bell, it’s clear that this won’t get near the Oscar telecast.
-Hillbilly Elegy: While many movies this year have some level of anticipation, Film Twitter is bracing for this movie in the “is this gonna be the next Green Book?” way. Ron Howard’s adaptation of J.D. Vance’s memoir about his low income life in a poor rural community in Ohio has many fearing about the overuse of tropes involving what’s called white trash porn, but rarely, Netflix has kept silent about this release. Even though it has Oscar bridesmaids Glenn Close (7 nominations) and Amy Adams (6 nominations), the streamer has not even released a photo of the movie, which supposedly will come out in November. And if you want another bad omen, take a look at the lower levels of this list by a familiar voice.
-I’m Thinking of Ending Things (trailer): Speaking of Netflix, did you know that there is a new Charlie Kaufman there, right now? While his adaptation of the dark novel by Iain Reid, seemingly about a woman (Jessie Buckley) who is taken by her boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to meet his parents (Toni Collette and David Thewlis), got the usual reception of confusion and praise that follows his movies, the release was followed for what befalls most of the Netflix original movies: a couple of days in the Top 10, and then it fell into the void. While Buckley and Plemons deliver great work in this demented, melancholic story, it’s hard to see this movie getting anything else than a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Charlie. And that’s a long shot.
-I’m Your Woman: Following the little seen but critically acclaimed Miss Stevens and Fast Color, Julia Hart started 2020 with a Disney+ adaptation of the YA book Stargirl, and now she follows it with a drama for Amazon that will have its world premiere as the opening film of the AFI fest on October 15. In this movie, Rachel Brosnahan hopes to translate her TV success with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to the big screen, playing a woman in the ‘70s that has to go on the run with her kid due to her husband’s crimes.
-Judas and the Black Messiah (trailer): Even if this doesn’t end up winning any awards, it has a real shot at being the best trailer of 2020. Formerly titled Jesus Was My Homeboy, this biographical drama by Shaka King tells the tale of two men: Fred Hampton (Kaluuya), an activist and Black Panther leader, and William O’Neal (Stanfield), the FBI agent sent to infiltrate the party and arrest him. While the trailer for this movie promised a release “only in theaters”, we shall see if Warner Bros backs down from that fight.
-Let Them All Talk: While we’re on the subject of Warner Bros, we have to mention what’s happening with HBO Max. While the start of the streaming service hasn’t been good (I mean, there are still people confused about that name) and it lead to some people assume will cause many firings, it has begun to make some buzzed titles on TV, like Close Enough, Raised by Wolves and the remains of the DC Universe failed streaming service. Now, to make a mark in the movie business, the streamer has a new Steven Soderbergh movie, a comedy that stars Meryl Streep as a celebrated author that takes her friends (Candice Bergen, Dianne Wiest) and her nephew (Lucas Hedges) in a cruise to find fun and come to terms with the past, while he flirts with a literary agent (Gemma Chan). While it doesn’t have a date yet, it’s confirmed to release in 2020, and at least we know that it can’t be worse than The Laundromat.
-Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: While the expectations for the next film adaptation of an August Wilson acclaimed play were already high, the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman made this Netflix release one of the most anticipated movies of the season, considering this is his final movie. While past Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis takes the lead playing blues singer Ma Rainey in this tale of a heated recording session with her bandmates, her agent and her producer in 1927, Chadwick Boseman has a turn as the trumpeter Levee that was already being considered for awards, and now has even more people waiting to see. The thing is that one of the biggest competitions for Boseman this year will be Boseman himself, for his already acclaimed supporting turn on Da 5 Bloods, also released by Netflix. While the streamer will have to decide which of Chadwick’s performances will get the bigger campaign, this film by director George C. Wolfe has a cushy date set for December 18, and Viola is gunning hard for this movie to win.
-Mank (trailer): As you may have noticed by now, Netflix has a lot of plates spinning around this season, and this is the big one. After befriending the service with House of Cards and Mindhunter, David Fincher is going black and white to tackle a script by his late father Jack, about the making of the classic of classics, Citizen Kane. More specifically, the making of the script, with previous Oscar winner Gary Oldman playing the lead role of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, while accompanied by Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton, Charles Dance and Tom Burke. After watching the first trailer of his satire of 1930’s Hollywood (that will release on streaming on December 4), it’s clear that this is gonna be catnip to old Academy voters, and it would be really hard for this to miss the Best Picture line up. Unless it’s a complete cinematic disaster, Mank is bank.
-Minari (trailer): While the last edition of Sundance took place in January, quarantine makes you feel like it took place two years ago. This year, the big winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the US Dramatic Competition was a dramedy by Lee Isaac Chung, about a Korean family in the ‘80s who suddenly gets moved by their father (Steven Yeun) to Arkansas, to start a farm. Even though the reviews have been great, distributor A24 hasn’t really had a big, Oscar nominated hit for the last couple of years, and the COVID-19 crisis made them delay all their releases. But when we were ready to write this off, a new trailer for the movie came out, confirming that it’s in the game of this awards season. Maybe the pandemic will be of help to A24, considering that one of the reasons they haven’t had success is that they divided their attention into too many releases, and ended up getting not much. This time, they are betting all on Lee who, even if this doesn’t go anywhere, also has a new gig coming up as the director of the live action remake of Your Name.
-News of the World (sneak peek): So much of this year has felt like a game of chicken between a virus and movie studios. While many movies chose to skip this year altogether, Universal remains firm (for now) with its plans to open a wide movie on Christmas Day, with a Western that reunites Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks in an enticing premise. In this drama based on Paulette Jiles’ novel, Hanks plays a traveling newsreader in the aftermath of the American Civil War, who is tasked with reuniting an orphaned girl with her living relatives. While the first sneak peek of the movie looks promising, the future is still in the air.
-Nomadland (trailer): While the world burns around Hollywood, Searchlight is betting big on Chloe Zhao’s new film. Using the strategy of taking the spotlight while the rest of the contenders is uncertain about how or when to be released, the indie drama began its journey at Venice, with critics raving about the story of a woman (two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand) who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. At the end of the fest, the movie won the coveted Golden Lion. To put that into perspective, the last three winners of the award were past Best Picture nominees The Shape of Water, Roma and Joker, with The Shape of Water (also distributed by Searchlight) also winning the big prize. After drawing critical acclaim following its virtual showing on TIFF and NYFF, Nomadland seems like the first lock in the Best Picture line up. Still, there are obstacles ahead. Will Zhao break the disappointment of the last few years, when deserving candidates for Best Director got blocked by the likes of Adam McKay and Todd Phillips? And will McDormand manage to get near a third Oscar, following a recent win for Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri? Time will tell.
-On the Rocks (trailer): While she hasn’t been near the Oscars for a while, Sofia Coppola is still a name that draws attention. This time, she opened the NYFF with a dramedy about a young mother (Rashida Jones) who reunites with her playboy father (Bill Murray, also reuniting with Sofia after Lost in Translation) on an adventure through New York to find out if her husband (Marlon Wayans) is cheating on her. The consensus seems to be that, while light and not near her best work, it’s still a fun and breezy movie, with a very good turn by Murray. While many would assume that this A24 production will disappear into the abyss when it releases on Apple TV+ on October 23, the dropping out of many candidates gives the movie a chance to, at least, fight for some Golden Globes.
-One Night in Miami (sneak peek): Following her recent Oscar and Emmy wins for If Beale Street Could Talk and Watchmen, Regina King is still striking hard, and this time, she’s doing it as a director. For her big screen debut as a filmmaker, she chose to adapt Kemp Powers’ play that dramatizes a real meeting on February 25, 1964, when Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree) followed an iconic win with a hangout session with Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge). Opening at Venice, the film received glowing reviews, with many praising King (even though some said that the movie doesn’t fully translate the play to the film medium) and the actors’ performances, especially Ben-Adir and Odom Jr. (who, it should be said, also wrote an original song for the end credits of the movie, which could help his Oscar chances). Amazon Prime is hoping that this is their big contender this year, with plans of a theatrical release on Christmas and a streaming release on January 15. Judging by the praise this got at festival season, it has a chance to go a long way.
-Over the Moon (trailer): In a year with not that many contenders for Best Animated Feature, Netflix is betting on a musical adventure directed by the legendary Glen Keane, a classic Disney animator who recently won an Oscar for Best Animated Short for co-directing Dear Basketball. While our expectations were lowered by the first trailer for the movie, centered around a Chinese girl who builds a rocket ship and blasts off to the Moon in hopes of meeting a legendary Goddess, it’s still safe to assume that it has a shot at being nominated for something. Netflix also hopes that you like its big candidate for Best Original Song, which really, really sounds like a Disney ballad.
-Pieces of a Woman: While this year doesn’t have the amount of surprise contenders that a regular Oscar season usually has, we still have some movies that sneaked through festival season. The first one was the new, somber drama by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó, known for the doggy uprising pic White God, and the not-so-well-received sci-fi Jupiter’s Moon. This time, we follow a woman (Vanessa Kirby) whose life is torn apart after a home birth at the hands of a flustered midwife (Molly Parker) ends in tragedy, and then leads to a court battle that also makes her confront her husband (Shia LaBeouf) and her domineering mother (Ellen Burstyn). While the movie had mixed reactions, Kirby had plenty of raves in her direction, particularly concerning her performance during a 25-minute birth sequence that is said to be brutal. That brutality paid off, though, because Kirby ended up winning Best Actress at Venice, and Netflix bought the movie, which also has Martin Scorsese as an executive producer. If the Academy wants to crown a new face in the scene, Kirby is the one who will be targeted, following her acclaimed turn in The Crown and her supporting roles in blockbusters like Mission Impossible: Fallout and Hobbs & Shaw.
-Promising Young Woman (trailer): When theaters started to close because of the pandemic, Universal started the push of their movies going straight to VOD, with titles including Trolls World Tour and Never Rarely Sometimes Always. However, there was a title that was supposed to premiere in April, and then suddenly disappeared from existence. It was the directorial debut of actress Emerald Fennell, who wrote a black comedy with touches of a thriller, centered on a woman in her thirties (Carey Mulligan) whose bright future was derailed by a traumatic event, and who’s now looking for revenge. While the reaction to its premiere at Sundance wasn’t enough to consider a Best Picture run, the twisted performance by Mulligan earned her the best praise since the last time she was nominated for an Oscar, a decade ago for An Education. Now, Focus Features is planning to open the movie at Christmas, and are positioning Carey for a run at Best Actress.
-Rebecca (trailer): When the news came out saying that Ben Wheatley would adapt Daphne du Maurier’s psychological thriller novel for Netflix, many were shocked. Some people considered the chance that this was an awards play by the cult director, who is doing the same work that earned Alfred Hitchcock his only Best Picture win. But seeing the trailer for this new version, with Lily James playing the newly married young woman who finds herself battling the shadow of her husband's (Armie Hammer) dead first wife Rebecca, we have to wonder if there’s a point to the existence of this remake. We will find out if there’s any awards chances for this movie on October 21, when it releases on streaming. Let’s hope that Kristin Scott Thomas has something to play with as Mrs. Danvers.
-Respect (trailer): Every year, there’s one or two actors who announce to the world “I want an Oscar” and campaign like their lives depended on it. Last time, it was Taron Egerton (accompanied by Elton John, who actually ended up winning another Oscar). This year, it is the turn of Jennifer Hudson, who is playing Aretha Franklin in a biopic directed by first timer Liesl Tommy, and who’s hoping that this attempt at awards ends up more like Dreamgirls than like Cats. She has been doing announcement trailers (a year in advance), quarantine tributes, award show tributes, and every possible thing to get the industry to notice that she’s playing Aretha. Hey, Rami Malek and Renee Zellweger did it in the last few years, why can’t she. With a release date of January 15, Hudson wants that gold.
-Soul (trailer): Disney may be the studio that suffered the biggest hit because of the pandemic. Their parks are a loss, most of their big productions had to stop because of quarantine, and theaters in many parts of the world are closed. After the failure of Tenet for Warner Bros. and the experiment of the mouse house of charging people 30 dollars to see Mulan (which didn’t work at all), many wondered if Disney was gonna delay the new production by Pixar, written and directed by Pete Docter, who brought Oscar gold to his home with Up and Inside Out. The movie, which centers on a teacher (Jamie Foxx) who dreams of becoming a jazz musician and, just as he’s about to get his big break, ends up getting into an accident that separates his soul from his body, had a lot of promise, but the speculation of lost money was also a concern. Finally, Disney decided to release the movie on Christmas, but only on Disney Plus, causing another failure for theaters, but assuring that Disney at least can get more subscribers to its streaming service. And the movie? Well, it just premiered at the London Film Festival, and the critics are saying it’s Pixar at its best, with praises going from the look, to the script by co-director Kemp Powers (who also wrote the play of One Night in Miami, so he has many chances for a nod), to the score by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste. That means that it’s already a top contender to win Best Animated Feature, and this may not be the only category in which the movie is gonna get nominated.
-Supernova (trailer): If there’s a theme this year in terms of Oscar contenders, it might be dementia. One of the examples of this is a small road movie directed by Hairy Macqueen, which premiered to good reviews at the San Sebastian festival. This drama centers on a trip taken by Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), partners for 20 years, who travel across England reuniting with friends and family, because Tusker was diagnosed with early onset dementia. While usually the big awards role is usually the one of the person who suffers the illnesses, some reviewers are calling Firth’s work as the supporting companion some of the best of his career. With Bleecker Street buying the rights for a US release, this is a little film that could still make some moves.
-Tenet (trailer): For the first five months of quarantine, the big narrative in the world of film was “Christopher Nolan is gonna save cinemas”. But after postponing the release of the mind bending actioner for months on end, creating big demands and expectations to theater owners, and finally releasing as the sacrificial lamb of Hollywood, Warner Bros ended up seeing the opposite effect. Even though Tom Cruise loved to be back at the movies, critics didn’t share enough excitement to make a spy movie that goes backwards worth the possibility of dying of coronavirus. The audiences didn’t show up as much, and those who did attend, mostly complained about the sound mixing and the plot. After all the sacrifice, it’s highly unlikely that Tenet goes beyond technical awards. Let’s start the “Travis Scott for Best Original Song” campaign now, before it’s too late.
-The Boys in the Band (trailer): The Ryan Murphy blank check for Netflix has been interesting to follow. On the one hand, we have his new TV shows, which go from not existing (The Politician), to alternate movie history that doesn’t know how alternate history works (Hollywood), to a challenge of how much TV will you stomach if Sarah Paulson and other middle aged actresses are campy in it (Ratched). And now, we are seeing his producing hand over the movie side, which starts with the new film adaptation of the cult play from 1968, which was already a movie in 1970 and recently jumped to Broadway in 2018. The cast from the recent Broadway production (which includes Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells) stars in Joe Mantello’s movie, telling the story of a group of gay friends in pre-Stonewall New York who reunite for a birthday party and end up revealing a lot of open wounds. While this movie got good reviews from critics, it kinda disappeared without a sound after beginning to stream on Netflix at the end of September. Unless the service wants to campaign for Golden Globes, this film is lost in the algorithm.
-The Devil All the Time (trailer): Another September release on Netflix was the new psychological thriller by Antonio Campos (Simon Killer, Christine) who didn’t manage to continue his streak of intense and terrifying character dramas with his messy adaptation of the dark novel by Donald Ray Pollock. Wasting a cast that includes Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Eliza Scanlen, Bill Skarsgard, Jason Clarke and Riley Keough, this twisted period piece managed to stay for a while in the Top 10, but the reactions from critics were mixed, and audiences were busy asking what was happening with Pattinson’s Southern accent (which with The King makes two years in a row, baby). The many prognosticators who had hopes for an awards play moved on a while ago.
-The Father (trailer): It’s safe to say at this point that Anthony Hopkins is a lock for a Best Actor nomination at the next Oscars. After its premiere in Sundance, every prognosticator pointed in his direction, and for the next few months he swept praise for his harrowing portrayal of an old man grappling with his age as he develops dementia, causing pain to his beleaguered daughter (recent winner Olivia Colman, who also got praised). Sony Pictures Classics will make Florian Zeller’s adaptation of his acclaimed play its big contender of the season, using Hopkins (who this year got a nom for The Two Popes) as a starter to also get Colman, Zeller and the movie nominated.
-The Human Voice (trailer): And speaking of Sony Pictures Classics, it’s almost safe to say that they have another Oscar in the bag this year. That’s because they just bought Pedro Almodóvar’s short film, his English-speaking debut that is an adaptation of the play by Jean Cocteau. In his version (that was acclaimed by critics after premiering in Venice), Tilda Swinton plays the woman waiting at the end of a phone, expecting to hear from his ex-lover who abandoned her. Considering how the competition for Best Live Action Short Film has become somewhat lacking in the last few years (I mean, have you seen Skin), this should be an easy award to win, especially considering how beloved Almodóvar is in the Academy, which nominated him this year for the great Pain and Glory.
-The Life Ahead: While we’re talking about legends, it’s time to talk about Sophia Loren. 16 years after her last leading role in a movie, the Italian icon returns with a drama that was bought by Netflix, who plans to campaign for her as Best Actress and for the movie in the Best International Film category. Directed by Edoardo Ponti (who is also Sophia’s son), this movie centers on a Holocaust survivor who takes in a 12-year-old boy who recently robbed her, in a contemporary adaptation of Romain Gary’s novel The Life Before Us. Netflix has set a date for November 13 to release this movie, and the campaign seems to be about the narrative of seeing Loren winning another Oscar 60 years after she won her first one for Two Women, by Vittorio De Sica.
-The Midnight Sky: Based on the novel Good Morning, Midnight, this collaboration between George Clooney and Netflix is once again making us ask one thing. Are we gonna get the director Clooney of Good Night and Good Luck, or are we gonna get the director Clooney of Leatherheads, The Ides of March, The Monuments Men and Suburbicon? Let’s hope he breaks his streak of blandness with this sci-fi story, which makes us think a little bit of Gravity: A lonely scientist in the Arctic (Clooney) races to stop a group of astronauts led by Felicity Jones from returning to a devastated Earth. With a release set for December, we have to hope that this is more than some Top 10 filler that will evaporate from existence in a week’s time.
-The Prom: In probably the biggest blank check of the Ryan Murphy deal with Netflix, this musical he’ll direct is based on the Tony-nominated show about a group of Broadway losers (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells and James “boo” Corden) who try to find a viral story to get back in the spotlight, and end up going to a town in Indiana to help a lesbian high school student who has been banned from bringing her girlfriend to the prom. While it’s clear that this December 11 release is gonna sweep the Golden Globes, the emptiness of this year compared to others could clear the way for some Oscar nominations, including Meryl and the obligatory original song added to a preexisting musical for easy clout.
-The Trial of the Chicago 7 (trailer): When it was announced that Paramount was selling Aaron Sorkin’s new movie to Netflix, some people saw it as a studio dumping a failed awards vehicle to be forgotten. However, the excuse that Sorkin wanted to release this movie before the US presidential elections seems to be true, because critics really enjoyed his old school courtroom drama, centered around the trial on counter cultural activists in the late ‘60s. Everybody praised uniformly the huge cast, that includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Frank Langella, William Hurt, Michael Keaton and Mark Rylance, which guarantees a SAG awards nomination (but makes it difficult to decide which actors will actually get nominated for Oscars). With a reaction that brings to mind the days of A Few Good Men and is the best reception he got since his Oscar winning script for The Social Network, the film faces a couple of hurdles. First of all, it got positioned as the frontrunner in the Best Picture race by some people, which instantly puts a target on its back. Then, we have to consider that the movie releases on Netflix this Friday, October 16, which makes it the first big contender this year to face the world, and which in these times of lockdown will probably make the reception to Marriage Story and The Irishman from last year look like a walk in the park. I mean, there are some people who aren’t swayed by Sorkin, and for good reason.
-The United States vs. Billie Holiday: While Paramount was quick to hand The Trial of the Chicago 7 to Netflix, there’s another movie that the studio kept to play in the upcoming awards season. This biographical drama follows the life of another famous musician, Billie Holiday (Andra Day), and we see the journey of her career in jazz as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher (Trevante Rhodes), with whom she had a tumultuous affair. While the movie counts with a screenplay credit by Pulitzer winner Suzan-Lori Parks, the big question mark is the film’s director, Lee Daniels, who hit it big with Precious and then had results that were disastrous (The Paperboy) or financially successful, but not awards-wise (Lee Daniels’ The Butler). However, Paramount trusts in this movie, and with a release date on February 12, they want to make a splash.
-Wolfwalkers (trailer): While the attempts by Apple TV+ to establish themselves as a player in the TV world go from trainwrecks (See) to forgettable (The Morning Show) to eventually great (see Ted Lasso, everybody, this is not a joke), their plans to make a name in the film business have something to do with this year’s Oscars. While Cherry can come or go, they have a solid contender for the Best Feature Documentary with Boys State, but their big dog this year is the new movie by Cartoon Saloon, an Irish studio responsible for the acclaimed The Secret of Kells, The Song of the Sea, and The Breadwinner, all of which were nominated for Best Animated Feature. This time, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart direct a story about a young apprentice hunter who journeys with her father to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night. After getting critically acclaimed following its premiere at TIFF, this is a surefire contender for this year’s Best Animated Feature category, and Apple is gonna parade it before its streaming release on December 11. Also, while you watch that, you could watch a couple of episodes of Ted Lasso, too. It’s a really good show, it’s all I’m saying.
Anyways, that’s all the news from the last few months of festivals. No matter what happens next, this is gonna be a long, long, long race.
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2020.09.01 09:01 JohnnyRock110 My review of Tenet- Style over substance, but impossible to resist.

There’s a ballfield of opinions on director Christopher Nolan, one of the most honored working today and especially for his unapologetic ambitions and unconventional storytelling: Those that think everything up to Inception is the end of the line in terms of quality, those that believe everything up to The Dark Knight Rises is it, those that love everything he does regardless of how good it is, those that only appreciate his individual films or early prospects, those that think he’s overrated to terrible, so and so forth. I’ve been prodigiously impressed by most of his films to date, even his lower efforts Insomnia and Following that are still prestinely made. Tenet falls into the latter category right between those two just mentioned; style over substance, maddening, but you can’t take your eyes off of it.
The Protagonist, played by John David Washington of recent BlacKkKlansman fame, is the mirror of the audience in this journey of preventing a nuclear holocaust and navigating through a wave of international espionage to do so. With the territory comes the fact that his backstory isn’t elaborated on as much; he doesn’t have time to reflect on his life or past memories, but the mission and his strive to do good keeps us engaged. John’s performance is strong for what he has to work with, body-language driven but also witty and shrewdly tuned. He of course doesn’t hold a candle to most of Nolan’s other heroes- Interstellar’s Joseph Coop and by extension his wonderful daughter Murph, Inception’s Dom Cobb, Bruce Wayne/Batman and even Leonard Shelby. Robert Pattinson is irresistible as Protagonist’s partner Neil, determined as all hell but also funny. Nolan’s regular acting confidante Michael Caine has a small but important role, his most notable scene is imbedded with some British humor (contrary to the IndieWire review that labeled this film “humorless”; seriously, would you use that in a criticism of a Scorsese or Malick movie?). Kenneth Branaugh gives it his all as the antagonist Andrei Sator, whose sinister presence and bits of backstory are thankfully given time to shine. Like our hero though, he doesn’t shine as much to Nolan’s other excellent villains who have much more character, and his motives are somewhat unintelligible. The best performance is Elizabeth Debicki’s Kat, who in some ways being the deuteragonist is an emotionally resonant balance to John David Washington. She needs to be rescued at times, but nonetheless has plenty to do and contributes in battling the main threat to the preservation of humanity. Himesh Patel, Dimple Kapadia and Aaron Taylor-Johnson also have notable presences, though nothing too much comes of them except for Aaron’s towards the end.
With Nolan breaking his tradition of usual cinematic reference points for this film, instead this plays somewhat like a Christopher Nolan’s Greatest Hits Collection, as somewhat suggested by the second theatrical trailer. There’s dating back to the timeline breaking mechanics of Memento, good vs evil in an elaborate and constantly shifting world like in The Dark Knight Trilogy (and another terrifically staged plane crash sequence to add), and of course Inception. This is visually astonishing and dense; if repeat viewings become your gig with this, then I bet there will be many things to gaze at in the time inversion sequences. It makes for some breathtaking action and fighting set-pieces, the sound design adds to how hard the punches are felt and the practicality; including an astonishing battlefield sequence. The score by Ludwig Göransson continues Nolan’s usual streak with his composers, (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception and Interstellar being the best for my money).
If you thought that some of his other films like Inception were too complicated, then you’ll probably not enjoy this, which makes everything else that came before for Nolan seem like a day at the office. I don’t know yet how it will shape in his filmography, but this is by far one that’s probably the hardest to grasp. I never had an issue understanding his films nor their sound, even with the enhancements from IMAX technology, but Tenet is the exception to that because a good amount of the dialogue and scenes were hard to follow with the pouncing score and sound design. I hope that he’ll improve on this in his next project if he decides to continue this hail mary experiment. If you thought that some of his other films like Inception were too complicated, then you’ll probably not enjoy this, which makes everything else that came before for Nolan seem like a day at the office. I don’t know yet how it will shape in his filmography, but this is by far one that’s probably the hardest to grasp. I never had an issue understanding his films nor their sound, even with the enhancements from IMAX technology, but Tenet is the exception to that because a good amount of the dialogue and scenes were hard to follow with the pouncing score and sound design. I hope that he’ll improve on this in his next project if he decides to continue this hail mary experiment.
If you thought that some of his other films like Inception were too complicated, then you’ll probably not enjoy this, which makes everything else that came before for Nolan seem like a day at the office. I don’t know yet how it will shape in his filmography, but this is by far one that’s probably the hardest to grasp. I never had an issue understanding his films nor their sound, even with the enhancements from IMAX technology, but Tenet is the exception to that because a good amount of the dialogue and scenes were hard to follow with the pouncing score and sound design. I hope that he’ll improve on this in his next project if he decides to continue this hail mary experiment.
Given the current state of the theater business and how much our culture is shifting, a good getaway to the movies is just what many have been wishing for. Tenet might not be the one we deserve, but the one that’s needed. Perplexing and worthy of his slate despite being a lesser outing.

Grade- B/3 out of 4 stars.
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2020.08.30 19:07 amyjandrews IJW: Tenet (2020)

Alexa, play The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy! After almost four months without the pleasure of a real cinematic experience, the doors of my local Curzon finally opened on Wednesday, and honestly, things didn’t feel that different! I’m used to seeing movies in the middle of the day when all the normal people are at work, so I’ve effectively been watching socially distanced films for years! And after so long in the wilderness of on demand video, what better way to ease myself back into the cinema than with a nice, easy, straight forward action adventure, right?
WRONG. It will surprise absolutely nobody in the world to hear that Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s latest high profile offering, is nothing short of an assault on the mind, AND the body. In as succinct a description as I can muster, the film tells the story of an unnamed protagonist (John David Washington) who embarks on a time bending and manipulating mission to prevent a World War III that is already taking place in the future. Honestly, the less said about the plot the better, because well, you know, Nolan.
There is also, of course, the fact that if you were to offer me a million pounds right here right now to fully explain Tenet to you, I simply would not be able to. I’m not kidding when I say that this film makes the complexity of Inception look like Mary Poppins. Die hard fans of Christopher Nolan will no doubt relish this Rubik’s cube of a movie, but for someone like me who really only has a basic interest in the minutia of science-fiction, a two and half hour narrative of which 85% feels completely impenetrable is just not the kind of film watching experience that I want to have.
In many ways, Tenet feels like the very best and the very worst of Christopher Nolan all in one package. His aversion to overuse of CGI means that you are treated to some truly stunning visual set pieces, a lot of the action throughout the film is absolutely breathtaking. Unfortunately, he also has an aversion to ADR, which results in a vast portion of the film’s dialogue being borderline inaudible. My seat was literally shaking from loud explosions, and at the same time my ears were working overtime to try to make out simple conversations between characters. Quite honestly, when his films tend to rely on heavy exposition in the dialogue to help audience understand what the hell is going on, it feels like Nolan is just taking the piss at this point. I don’t care whether or not the effect is intentional, the sound mixing is truly awful.
If, like me, you very quickly start to detach from the plot, Tenet at least has an array of high quality cast to enjoy and keep you watching regardless. As ‘Protaganist’, John David Washington oozes a modern secret agent kind of cool and charisma. Clearly taking after his father Denzel in the leading man department, there is something about Washington that effortlessly holds your attention, and that is actually a theme among the main players in this film.
Making a sneaky claim for MVP of the movie is Robert Pattinson as Neil, ‘Protaganist’s’ mission partner. His role in the film is one laden with spoiler alerts, so all I’ll say is that Pattinson is a prefect screen partner and just like Washington, he oozes an effortless charisma and performs brilliantly in the action set pieces. I’d be more than happy to see either actor as the next James Bond!
Another highlight for me is Elizabeth Debicki as Kat. Her role as the wife of central antagonist Andrei Sator (Kenneth Branagh) is the closest thing that the film gets to an emotional hook. Christopher Nolan has always struggled to inject as much craft into his characters as he does his wider plots, and again Tenet feels quite cold in the same way that Inception did, but Debicki does extremely well with a character some critics have had problems with. As for Brannagh, he is in full Russian Bond villain territory here, sometimes it works, sometimes it feels a little parodic.
Overall, I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’m not planning on visiting Tenet again. I have no doubt that a second and third viewing would help to cement the mechanics of the plot on my mind, but ultimately I’m just not willing to spend the time with a film that I can’t even hear properly to begin with. Christopher Nolan is almost trolling us at this point, and I’m not enough of a fan to let him get away with it. There is a reason why Dunkirk is probably my favourite picture in his filmography, there is hardly any fucking dialogue to have to decipher. I’m happy to be back in the cinema, but I’m not all that happy about Tenet.
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2020.08.18 05:25 saintpeterbambibold Twist on the Celebrity Hall Pass List (Not a serious post - we could all use a bit of levity in our lives)

My girlfriend and I were talking about hot celebrities we found attractive. I brought up the Hall Pass list (There was a Friends episode about this). We started thinking about who we would include in our list, and I had to shut it down. This conversation is so cliché. I told her we needed to put a different spin on it.
Instead of coming up with our own hall pass list, I’ve decided we need a “celebrity obligation list.“ This is where I come up with a list of guys that she is not allowed to pass up and she comes up with a list of women that I simply have to have sex with, should the opportunity arise (any day now, I’m sure 😂). They must be alive and how they look NOW (you can’t say Rob Lowe circa St Elmos Fire). And take the fact that they’re married out of it. Assume they’re single (I don’t need any “home wrecker” comments).
This is where it got fun. Sure, I threw (1)Ryan Gosling in there. It’s on so many girls’ lists so I almost automatically disqualified him, but the thought of dating a girl that actually “closed” the guy on more girls’ lists than anyone else was too good to pass up. She’s like, “so you want me to bang Ryan Gosling...for you?” Um, YAH! (2) Jack Nicholson (she almost vomited). (3) Christopher Walken (the mans a national Treasure🤷🏼‍♂️). (4) Mini Me was disqualified because apparently he’s passed away (missed opportunity there) so instead Barack Obama. (5) Finally Robert Pattinson (I had to give her ONE. She really thinks he’s hot).
She’s working on my list now and something tells me Mila Kunis won’t be on it🤔. So name some people on your parters “celebrity obligation list”. I swear to god if you type “my partner and I are monogamous and I could never dream of even talking about him/her with another”…you deserve whatever comments come your way.
EDIT: 1. She started with Ruth Bader Ginsberg (well played, Bambi)
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2020.07.13 00:36 Jillytsang Clémence Poésy - TENET Interview

How did you get into the casting of a Christopher Nolan film?
Clémence Poésy - A few years ago, I had the opportunity to chat briefly with him during a dinner at the Cannes Film Festival. So I was pleasantly surprised when my American agent informed me, several months later, that Christopher Nolan wanted to test my game on a Batman scene. After sending him a video, I was summoned for casting in Los Angeles. In the meantime, I had become pregnant with my second child, but he did not take offense since, in the process, he announced to me that I would be part of the cast of Tenet, a spy film dubbed with a journey through time, also with John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh…
Why did he test you on Batman and not on a scene from his new script?
Clémence Poésy - This is a process that is often done, especially for projects as secret as those of Christopher Nolan. But I realized later that this Batman character had the same character traits that I would have to play in Tenet.
Who is this woman you play?
Clémence Poésy - Unfortunately, I can say absolutely nothing, neither about my character nor the adventures of this thriller which crosses the twilight universe of international espionage and is like a time reversal. Nolan has the particularity of not revealing anything before the release of a film so that the viewer is always surprised.
How was the shooting?
Clémence Poésy - I only had the text of the scenes I had to play. It was a first for me, but it did not destabilize me. This mysterious side even served me, since my character did not know more than me. There was something playful about this adventure. Each shoot requires a form of abandonment and, when you are in the hands of a filmmaker like Nolan, you can only have confidence.
What man is he on a platter?
Clémence Poésy - He is charming and, as a good British, drinks tea all day! As a director, he instills a serene atmosphere on the set. As he has always been loyal to the same team, his technicians know each other, know how to listen to each other and their common desire to carry out the project makes work really effective. The days are long, breaks rare, but we are moving forward because we know that the captain of this big liner masters the elements and knows precisely where he is taking us. In addition, as with Tarantino, laptops are excluded from the set. This keeps an area somewhat protected, where the actors do not disperse and where the team keeps common energy.
Have you found Robert Pattinson, your partner in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?
Clémence Poésy - Having only had to share scenes with the main actor, John David Washington, I, unfortunately, did not have the opportunity to find Rob or Michael Caine, with whom I had shared the story of Mr. Morgan's Last Love, a comedy never seen before in France. In addition, the filming was done in many countries and my part was mostly in Estonia.
Did you dream of your international career?
Clémence Poésy - Having a tendency to go around in circles when I am sedentary, I quickly wanted to travel, but I had no career plan. The filming of Harry Potter led me to stay in England for a year and as I immediately liked the way the British understand the profession, I perfected my English, joined other projects and I finished by taking an apartment in London. However, I have never really left France and, since my oldest son went to school, we have been there more often. In fact, we divide our time between Paris, London, and Eastern Europe, where many films are now filmed.
How do you choose your projects?
Clémence Poésy - They may be motivated by the desire to explore a character, to work with a filmmaker or to tell a particular story. I always liked to wander between genres, countries and formats, films by authors or blockbusters. However, since I was a mom, I have noticed that choices are easier to make: I want to make only films that they can watch without blushing. Protecting them from everything related to my job is my priority.
What are you doing at the moment ?
Clémence Poésy - I have just resumed the interrupted shooting of Laetitia Masson's film, a sort of fable on climate change. But the following projects are more uncertain, so I set out to write several adaptations of English novels in order to stage them. I have already made three short films that have provoked encounters or desires that I am trying to bring to fruition. I really like this short format and I plan to try it again this fall before going on to the long one. The controls and the style exercises enrich me, allow me to try a lot of things and I have the impression of doing my classes. One thing is certain: watching the actors play and accompanying them gives me immense happiness.

Do you like the audience watching you grow?
Clémence Poésy - Thinking back to all these years, I especially realize that it is a luxury and a privilege to have been able to continue doing this job. My path is not necessarily very clear because, at the beginning, I did not know where I wanted to go and I needed to place myself as a tourist to observe. It is fortunate that I have been allowed to make mistakes. Today, I am delighted to be able to still try things and to flourish in different universes. But the years go by and I am in no hurry to arrive at the day when a child will tell me that I look like Fleur Delacour, but old! [Laughs.]
source - https://www.femina.farticle/clemence-poesy-j-aime-me-balader-entre-les-genres
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2020.05.29 19:23 tonnie_taller Tenet TV Spot Teases Time Inversion in Christopher Nolan’s Sci-Fi Thriller

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Tenet TV Spot Teases Time Inversion in Christopher Nolan’s Sci-Fi Thriller

A new Tenet TV spot for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming action sci-fi-thriller has been released, teasing the mysterious use of time inversion in the film. You can check out the TV spot now below!
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Tenet will be an international espionage thriller filmed across seven countries. John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) stars, with a supporting cast that includes Robert Pattinson (Good Time), Elizabeth Debicki (Widows), Dimple Kapadia (Fugly), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises) and Kenneth Branagh (Dunkirk).
The film is written by Nolan and will utilize a mixture of IMAX and 70mm film, which is something he’s become famous for.Th
The director first made an impact in 2001 with his indie film Memento. His next film, Insomnia, was also a modest hit. but it wasn’t until Batman Begins hit theaters in 2005 that Nolan became a box office force in his own right. The Prestige was Nolan’s last movie to gross under $200 million worldwide. His other films include The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Interstellar, and Dunkirk.
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Nolan is producing Tenet along with his partner Emma Thomas and is currently slated for a July 17 release.
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2020.05.26 20:03 autotldr The Safdie Brothers ('Uncut Gems', 'Good Time') Sign Two-Year Deal With HBO and A24 to Make Future Film and TV Projects

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Filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie have entered into a two-year first-look deal with HBO. They'll create new projects for the platform under their production company Elara Pictures, which they formed with longtime collaborators Sebastian Bear-McClard and Ronald Bronstein.
Former Paramount and Chernin exec Dani Bernfeld is joining the outfit as partner to produce film and TV projects.
A24 will executive produce all of HBO's Elara projects and partner with Elara on select projects outside of the HBO first look.
A24 previously released last year's Uncut Gems, starring Adam Sandler, and 2017's Good Time, led by Robert Pattinson.
A24 has also worked with HBO on a number of projects, including recent breakout Euphoria.
The writing-directing pair shared the best director award at the Independent Spirit Awards earlier this year for their thriller Uncut Gems, which became one of A24's highest grossing releases.
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2020.04.13 02:37 yungnuggbgbgbg The World of DC: Phase One

Phase one:
The Batman: Beyond Darkness - Bruce Wayne (Chris Evans) has been Batman for the past fifteen years and has been coping with the recent death of his adoptive son and partner, Jason Todd (Lucas Jade Zumann). Dealing with the return of an old enemy, The Riddler (Edward Norton) who threatens to make Gotham City a place controlled only by him. Restarting Gotham to a year zero. With the help of his first partner Nightwing (Ross Lynch) the two bring the city back to its former glory.
Superman: Grounded - For the past couple of years, Clark Kent (Charlie Cox) has been the Superman. Recently he has felt invincible to many of the people he has fought. Until the day Metallo (Matt Damon) arrives with the thing only known as Superman. Clark asks Lois Lane (Scarlett Johansson) to investigate what’s going on with Metallo. Created by billionaire genius, Lex Luthor (Giancarlo Esposito) who hates Superman. When Clark discovers this he goes to LexCorp to confront Lex and Metallo. He gets into a fight with Metallo until he eventually wins. Leaving Superman and Clark Kent more curious about what goes on with Lex Luthor.
Wonder Woman: God of War - Princess Diana (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has been isolated for all of her life from Man’s World on her island that she called her home. Until the day that pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Hemsworth) crashes on her island. She left the island from her mother Hippolyta and her younger sister Donna (Odeya Rush) with him to go protect America from something know as Poison. When she finally meets the real threat. The god known as Ares (Manu Bennet). Taking him down and reflecting on her powers and past and thinking about how the future can change for her.
The Flash - Barry Allen (Jonathan Groff) has been the hero of Central City for the past two years, with his loving girlfriend, Iris West (Jenna Coleman) bringing her nephew Wally West (Wyatt Oleff) from Blue Valley to visit the two for the summer with Iris telling Barry that Wally is a huge fan of The Flash. Meanwhile, a group of villains going by The Rogues plan to attack The Flash. Meanwhile with Barry trying to get to know Wally, he brings him to his lab at CCPD and there Wally is struck by lightning from Weather Wizard. Flash decides to stop them with the help of Wally, now with the same powers as Barry and becoming Kid Flash. Together the two save Central City.
Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight - John Stewart (Yahya Abdul Mateen) has recently left the army and has been a man in his own. Until the day that a Green Lantern ring was given to him. He goes to Oa and meets the Green Lantern Corps and meets their legendary member, Hal Jordan (Leonardo DiCaprio) who has begun to break down with the power he is forced to protect. But he mentors John until the day that he becomes Parallax. Leading to a fight between student and teacher.
Justice League: Gods Amongst Men - Maxwell Lord (Tom Ellis) builds a group of supervillains to take down the people that has come to see as threats in the world. Such as Metallo (Matt Damon), Riddler (Edward Norton), Weather Wizard (Diego Luna), Giganta (Jaimie Alexander), Doctor Polaris (Patrick Wilson). But on the other end, Batman discovers his plans and brings everyone together to unite to defeat this “Legion”.
Green Arrow - Oliver Queen (Robert Pattinson) was a thought to be dead billionaire socialist returns to a city that he can’t recognize. He becomes something else. Someone else. He becomes the Green Arrow to protect the people of his City. Meanwhile someone known only as the Dark Archer (Penn Bagley) fights against Oliver. But what isn’t revealed is that The Dark Archer is Oliver’s long time friend, Tommy Merlyn. The two old friends fight until one finally comes on top. Oliver wins with the help of the people from the slums of the city. Even taking in a young boy by the name of Roy Harper (Richard Ellis). Together, the two become Green Arrow and Arsenal.
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2020.03.27 11:56 ChrisEvansFan Your thoughts on Andrew Garfield? Do you think soon he will be an Oscar winner?

Andrew Garfield’s career trajectory reminds me somewhat of Robert Pattinson. I guess it is the heartthrob/coming from a franchise then turning into indies then working with auteurs.
His Spider Man is quite a hit or miss to most audiences but the chemistry between him and Emma Stone is the saving factor. In fact, I think Emma’s greatest on screen partner is him rather than Ryan Gosling.
Anyway, back to Garfield - love him in The Social Network and he should have been nominated for that. He was also great in Silence, Hacksaw Ridge and 99 Homes.
I think he is a great contender for the Oscar in the future. He will also be in “Tick Tick Boom” that is helmed by Lin Manuel Miranda so that is interesting.
Do you like him?
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2020.02.13 08:43 LieutenantPatang Pitch/Rewritting DCEU (Part 1: Darkseid War)

This is just a fan-write of how the ideal DCEU should have been. Unlike Marvel, we aren't doing phases, but rather archs. The first arch is Darkseid and the lead up to facing the villain. Also keep in mind I am not a very good writer (vocab grammar may be a bit off, didn't edit it), this is mainly just to give a slate and rough outline of the stories and tones of each film. If people enjoyed this I would be more than happy to write up the next arch... Injustice.

Man of Steel
Directed by Zack Snyder
The movie is fine as it nothing much to change.
Wonder Woman
Directed by PattDirey Jenkins
Similarly, wouldn't change much just moving the release date.
Directed by James Wan
Man of Tomorrow *(*Man of Steel Sequel; Batman v Superman)
Directed by Zack Snyder
This movie would basically be Batman v Superman, but all told from Superman's perspective. The biggest problem with the original film was that Batman stole the show from Superman, ultimately making him a B-player in his own universe. Realigning the story as a Man of Steel sequel introducing Batman allows for a fresh perspective of Batman that we haven't seen in earlier incarnations and also for Superman to be humanised and made to be more likeable.
Suicide Squad (One-off Movie)
Directed by David Ayer
Refer to this video as this is basically how I would have done it :)
Justice League
Directed by Zack Snyder
I saw the Justice League rewrite done by Nando v Movies and I really liked the idea of the Legion of Doom being the main antagonists for the film. It avoids the aliens cliche (because we are getting a lot more of those) and also we have never seen a superhero film with a team of villains (..done well). So I like that idea and obviously there are few changes as Superman is alive, but I would like to leave the Justice League rewrite a little more vague and concentrate on the overall arch (as many people have already done fan-written the Justice League movie). So refer to this video if you want a cool pitch.
At the end of the film, I would ultimately have the League defeat the Legion and solidify themselves as the Justice League, ending with Wayne Enterprises launching a Space Station into orbit which will eventually become the Watch Tower.
Batman: Under the Red Hood
Directed by Matt Reeves
Not much to change from the animated movie, just a faithful adaptation. Some key events though for those who don't know:
A Flash From Two Worlds (Flash movie)
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
This movie plays as a twisted version of Terminator 2, Barry must protect the younger version of a future villain (basically the plot of the Looper) and other adversaries of his. The adult version of this child returns in future installments of the Flash series.
Wonder Woman II
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Basically a straight forward comic book movie with Cheetah (played by Alexandra Dadarrio) as the main antagonist. The film is set in a completely in a jungle as Diana is undertaking an investigation for a historical artefact, her expedition team is being hunted by a forest creature by the name of cheetah. Diana must protect he team from the threat. Think along the lines of Predator meets Conan the Barbarian.
Aquaman: Manta Rising
Directed by Gore Verbinski
A movie more adventurous along the lines of Pirates of the Caribbean.
Directed by David Sandberg
Change nothing, the movie is great as it is.
Justice League Doom
Directed by Alex Garland
This movie takes a deeper more existential turn for the DCEU, as Vril Dox (Brainiac played by Doug Jones) arrives on Earth, alone, a space craft the size of Metropolis. The movie should tackles themes of aliens and the larger purpose of the universe, thus Alex Garland would be the ideal director to layer the movie with existential subtext.
Green Lantern Corps
Directed by Shane Black
Man of Krypton
Directed by Zack Snyder
The final instalment of the Man of Steel Trilogy, Clark has to cope with not having his powers and trying to prove to himself that even without his powers he is still Superman.
Fate (One-off Movie)
Directed by Denis Vilenuve
Origin story of Dr Fate, follows a sort of supernatural thriller genre (similar in tone to a movie like Enemy)
Red Hood (TV Series)
The series documents the adventures of Red Hood;
Season 1 (2021): Red Hood adventures with Arsenal (played by Liam Hemsworth; ex-sidekick of, the now deceased, Green Arrow)
Season 2 (2022): Cassandra joins Jason and Roy (Arsenal)
Batman: Night of the Owls
Directed by Michael Mann
The story is pretty much the same as the comic book counter-part, except it takes place all in one night which creates a greater sense of tension and urgency.
Wonder Woman III
Directed by Patty Jenkins
The final instalment of the Wonder Woman trilogy is a psychological thriller which dissects the Wonder Woman mythos as she is being tormented by Dr Psycho. The film is similar to Inception as a lot of the movie take place inside Diana's mind, blurring the lines of reality and nightmares, the death of Superman also has a profound impact upon her.
A Flashpoint Paradox
Directed by The Spierig Brothers
Minus these changes, the film plays out quite similar to the comic book.
Aquaman: Return of Atlan
Directed by James Wan
Justice League Apocalypse
Directed by Matt Reeves
Shazam! v Black Adam: Dawn of Fate
Directed by Evan Goldberg
The Shazam films should be positioned as the self aware stories of the DCEU (thus the title). This movie is similar to Thor Ragnarok in tone. Its an inter-dimensional adventure, where two larger than life beings battle it out, Doctor Fate is also introduced in the film. The purpose of this movie is to explain why Shazam is absent in Justice League Apocalypse (he has been sucked into an inter-dimensional gladiator match by Black Adam; who is from an alternate dimension). This movie ends with Doctor Fate and Shazam tag teaming Black Adam, defeating him. However, the two beings are now lost in some abstract dimensional reality.
Justice League War
Directed by Matt Reeves
The final chapter of the Darkseid Saga.

THE END (OF THE DARKSEID SAGA)... INJUSTICE is only now beginning
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2020.02.08 22:44 Elephant44 Denzel Washington will appear in Christopher Nolan's new film "Tenet"

Christopher Nolan's new film Tenet is apparently going to have elements of time travel.
Link to trailer:
It is going to star John David Washington, son of Denzel Washington. Perhaps, Denzel Washington will appear as an older version of his son's character.
(I doubt this is actually going to happen)
I've seen online jokes about how Robert Pattinson, also starring in Tenet as JDW's partner, looks like Nolan - blonde hair, suited up white dude. Christopher Nolan will appear will Denzel Washington as an older version of Pattinson.
(I bet money against this that this will happen)
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2020.01.09 06:35 bmort114 My take on the Lighthouse

I just watched the Lighthouse for the third time today and a new theory popped into my head. The scene never really stood out to me before, but when Robert Pattinson’s character falls to the ground while painting, maybe his character actually dies right then and there (this is very early on in the movie before any crazy shit goes down). From that point on, his soul is in this purgatory state, fighting for salvation (the light), facing his past sins, etc.
Willem Dafoe’s character can be seen in a number of ways: a judging god of sorts, the side of RP that is trying to keep his secrets hidden away, etc.
The final shot of RP being pecked away by birds can either be interpreted as his physical body after the fall while painting (maybe WD tossed him off to the side and left him for dead much like RP did to his logging partner. His fate, as punishment for what he did). Or it could be seen as his soul in an endless state of agony for failing to reach salvation.
Thoughts? What I love about this movie is that there are endless ways to interpret it and you can find something new every watch.
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2020.01.04 16:37 Ezekhiel2517 The Lighthouse: A simple explanation (SPOILERS)

Everywhere I've read the most complex and overthought theories about what The Lighthouse was all about.
IMO the key to understand this movie is the same as in movies like Mullholland Drive (2001) or Stay (2005), to name some. Everything we see, except the very final scene, is a feverish delusion, a comatose or agonizing representation of reality by a dying mind.
You see, Ephraim (Thomas Howard), played by Robert Pattinson, never made it to the lighthouse. After an horrific and tragic shipwreck, his badly injured body washed ashore, only to be eaten by seagulls.
Everything we see up to that final scene is in Thomas's delirious, dying mind and can be separated into 3 main categories:
1- Things he actually experienced in the past.
2- Things he dreamed of, or fantasized in the past.
3- Things that are happening to him in his final moments

Let's dissect these categories a bit:
1- Things he actually experienced in the past.
- Thomas worked for a long time in Canada in the timber industry
- He had a lot of discipline problems, mostly related to his alcoholism, his sexual deviations (uncontrollably masturbating), his problems with authority figures, and his overall psychological instability.
- The "captain's log" he found floating in the water is actually a manager's log he found back in his timber years and describes exactly the kind of issues he presented back in those years.
- He did found a mermaid figurine, probably carved into a piece of wood by a partner in a timber station
- He saw one of his working partner (Ephraim Winslow) drown under the floating wood logs and did nothing to save him. Instead he took advantage of the situation and took the deceased partner's identity to get himself a fresh, clean start. But as we see later this really messed his consciousness and the guilt only got worse and worse.
- He read lots of sea related stories
- He heard about the life in lighthouses and thought it would be his best bet. He managed to embark into a ship destined to a lighthouse, but the ship was struck by a nasty storm and sunk.

2- Things he dreamed of, or fantasized in the past.
- He did read a lot of sea related stories, like Moby Dick, and created himself an stylized idea of the life at sea and Ahab-like seawolves. Also the mermaid figurine ignited his sexual fantasies
- Thomas Wake is a representation of his subconsciousness, the voice deep within telling him what he already knows but never accepted (his deviations, madness, weaknesses). He is also the guilt for letting a man die. The name Thomas wake is only revealed near the end, his mind is telling himself to wake up.
Molded after Captain Ahab from Moby Dick and such characters, he represents every authority figure with which Ephraim had issues in the past. All the curses, the stories and knowledge Wake throws at him are quotes from these readings that made an impression on Ephraim's mind.

3- Things that are happening to him in his final moments
-The lighthouse is nothing more than the sunlight blasting him from above, probably intermittent from occasional clouds. He doesn't understand this but can feel it as a constant force over him and that's why he tries to figure it out so desperately. In the end the sunlight wakes him up: the unbearable shine "throws him down the stairs" into a final glimpse of consciousness.
- He is somehow partially aware of the seagulls over him and his inability to push them apart so he dreams about this stubborn seagull who just stands there picking his clothes and screaming at him. He hates them so much because he deeply understand what they are doing to him.
- Near the end as he is slowly waking up, everything is falling apart around him and there's water everywhere because he is now more aware of his actual situation: his body is completely broken lying in the rocks as the tides rises over him
- The smell he criticizes on Wake (smell of piss, shit and some more) is actually the smell coming out of his own torn guts
- Seagulls also picked his eyes, that's probably why we see everything in black and white??

Ok that's the first draft of my interpretation after watching the movie only once, I will probably edit this because I intend to watch it again, and your comments will surely make me see things I missed
This movie is amazing, and left quite an impression in me. It's one of the most intense experiences I ever got from a movie and I felt like hypnotized every second of it.
Pattinson and Dafoe are mesmerizing, and the directing and cinematography are out of this world
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2019.12.29 19:20 Raykel r/popheads 2019 Album of the Year #29: FKA twigs - Magdalene

Artist: FKA twigs
Album: Magdalene)
Release Date: November 8, 2019
Label: Young Turks
Listen: Spotify Apple Music


Luke 7:37-39
And behold, a woman of the city, when she learned that Jesus was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.”
Magdalene is the second LP by FKA twigs. A few years after following the critical success of LP1, she found herself amidst tragedy. It was announced that her highly public long-term relationship with famous actor, Robert Pattinson had ended. Immediately, rumors spread about how it was due to the racism she endured from his fans. Publications flocked to their story of the week and theorized it was due to their conflicting schedules. And during it all, Twigs was battling fibroid tumors in her uterus that she had to undergo surgery for to remove.
Finding herself alone, she discovered a biblical figure named Mary Magdalene. If you look up her name you’ll see stories of how she was a prostitute with several demons attached to her. The bible tells of how she became one of Jesus’s followers after he had saved her. With further research, you’d discover how much her narrative was shifted. She was one of Jesus’s closest peers and she’d always have potions on her to heal people like a first century doctor. Once FKA twigs discovered this, she found a home in Magdalene. She related to the duality of her reputation – a seductive dangerous whore and sensitive caring virgin.
Once she discovered herself in Magdalene’s story, Twigs sought out the next step of her artistry. She honed in on her talents, improving her vocal, dancing, and composing capabilities. With that she started new skills such as pole dancing, tap dancing, and even wushu, a Chinese martial art that involves mastering sword play. She trained for these for over a year in preparation for what would be her most personal project yet.

Track Breakdown

a thousand eyes – The album starts out with a somber track. While the lyrics are filled with worry, Twigs shows off her operatic vocals. Her voice is front and center at her most vulnerable. At some points it sounds like she’s letting out a cry she desperately wanted to keep in. She sings about what would happen once her public relationship ends. Anxious of all the judgement she’d face; every eye holding a potential insult. There are incoherent edited vocals in the background representing people and publications airing out every opinion they would have about their public break up. Twigs looked up to Mary Magdalene at this time, knowing all the slander she’s endured throughout the centuries. She saw someone who she can relate to and found strength in her story, but once the outro instrumental of this song arrives it’s threatening. It’s warning what the future holds and asks her if she can embrace the cold.
home with you – This song is about how Twigs would do anything to be there for anyone she loves. But a piano and her edited vocals give an eerie start to this track. She alludes to her fibroid tumors by describing them as apples and cherries, a raw sense of pain. And goes on to worry about whether she’s a good candidate to be a solace for herself and others. Behind the scenes, she talks about how she never sees a woman like her in superhero movies. A minority who’s also a sensitive and imperfect person trying all they can and sometimes failing. The lack of representation in media doesn’t allow for her to look up to someone to serve as an example. Despite all this, she’s willing to be the hero in the story that she’s telling as she says, “Mary Magdalene would never let her loved ones down.” In the chorus her voice becomes crystal clear. She asks for communication, a signal for her to come to the rescue. As the song goes on, she explains how she had no idea that the one she’s singing to was going through so much pain. The final chorus builds into an orchestral storm. There’s a thunderous keyboard and strings going 70 miles per hour. A clarinet flies threw the air and Twigs’s voice follows it up. They all find harmony as she admits to failing to communicate as well.
sad day – As if its fearing a loud noise may signal its lover to run away, the song starts out reserved. There’s an almost inaudible sound of rain hitting a window pane with synth strings mimicking it at the forefront. This intro perfectly encapsulates a sad day physically and emotionally. Twigs sings softly to her lover after hurting him, asking if he’s willing to chance staying in hopes of their love growing into something better. She mentions fruit for the second time on this record, “Taste the fruit of me.” She compares it to her love, the most raw emotion. Asking him to bask in it. The song later picks up with drums shattering its gentleness. She describes the distance growing between their love. The bridge now unrelenting as it sees its lover running away. She imagines herself closing that distance no matter how far it’s pulling apart. But once the reality of her life sets in, she realizes it’s just another sad day.
holy terrain ft. Future – With Future shouting adlibs over a Bulgarian folk inspired chant, the song starts out wanting to be heard. Comparing her love to fruit yet again, Twigs lists out the criteria a man would need in order to take it. When the chorus comes in, a synth glitches out and reels you in and her voice keeps you enthralled. During, she asks for a man who is confident enough to not be easily persuaded by influences outside of the relationship. Future acts as this man. He starts out his verse begging for forgiveness and willing to prove he’s worth her love. With other big names such as Skrillex, Jack Antonoff, and Kenny Beats on the production, this track is the most upbeat on the record.
mary magdalene – Twigs described this song has her most complex song ever. After wind chimes fill the intro, she comes in singing a cappella as she explains a woman’s capabilities. The instrumentation then builds into the chorus. A lot of it being a distortion of her vocals. She goes on to compare herself to Mary Magdalene – a healer and a confidante. In the second verse she speaks on Mary’s tarnished reputation. She explains how powerful she must’ve been if men felt threatened enough to change her history, as they wouldn’t have searched to destroy her for no reason. Then in the bridge Twigs sings about how, just like Mary Magdalene, she wasn’t heard. Her word wasn’t taken seriously and her perspective was blind to a man’s eye. Right after this, the production becomes explosive. Every element is picked apart and made into something else, just like Twigs’s vocals, just like Magdalene’s story.
fallen alien – Tying back to Mary’s reputation, the title of this track describes how FKA twigs is viewed but not how she identifies. Well aware of the general public finding her art to be strange and foreign, she tells her perspective, “To me [my work] didn’t feel foreign, it felt obvious... and more human than I’d ever been.” But with this song she played into her alien character; wailing in the chorus and layering instrumentation until the point of chaos. In the midst of it, she searches for a way out of her lover’s grasp and emotional hold, kicking him down in the process. With a sample from Florida Mass Choir’s “Storm Clouds Rising” throughout the track, and a loud panging synth with prominent electronic drums towards the end, Twigs finally reaches a cathartic boiling point in what is the climax of the album.
mirrored heart – After releasing her anger in the last track, Twigs plunges into darkness. A slow and drowsy guitar sets the tone. Emotionally exhausted, she starts off with a wail too weak to finish. The song then becomes an abstract piano ballad as she mourns not having her other half. She wonders if she was ever truly wanted, and if so, was it ever for the real her. Jealous of people who find the reflection of themselves in their partner, she can’t help but feel she was never truly seen in her partner’s. She lets out a jarring cry during the bridge and then collapses back into her quiet despair. Despite this episode of heartbreak, she sings about how she’s never going to give up, though she knows it’s a long climb up.
daybed – Depressed and alone in bed, this track follows Twigs’s eyes while looking around the room. With an ambient synth looming over her thoughts, she ceases to overthink. She lies there motionless as she allows her perception to change. Everything becomes abstract and personified. Ceilings, cacti, and fruit flies suddenly become the perfect representation of her emotions. Her emotions become physically tangible objects. The song also features added tweaked vocals. Small cries and quiet orgasms harmonized in the background as if the personified objects are speaking back to her. She finally finds company in her solitude – herself.
cellophane – What served as the catalyst for this era now serves as the closure of this album. Twigs is the first thing you hear on the track before a piano comes in and slowly gets distorted. Knowing that she gave her all, she wonders why it wasn’t enough. Her vocals then become as resonant as a violin as she sings about why he wasn’t enough. A vocal percussion also comes in and compliments her voice as her notes get higher. All of this is then paused as strings and a shimmering synth rains over the song. Then a quick moment later, her voice gets desperate and seemingly pleads for an answer as to how everything fell apart. The piano becomes even more distorted as she gives her one last wail for an ounce of closure. Now frazzled, the instrumentation calms back down. Twigs gives her final send-off as she mentions the thousand eyes that are now awakened, and wonders if she’s not enough for them either.

Visual Art

Music Videos
FKA twigs doesn’t stop at music. Fans of her wait eagerly for every video she releases. Her first single for the album, Cellophane kicked off the era with a high note. Now nominated for a Grammy, the music video mirrors the story of Icarus, flying too high for one’s wings and falling back down to the depths from whence they came. It starts out with Twigs wearing sunglasses with pearl droplets. A reference to a Jan Boeckhorst painting, “Mary Magdalene”. She then shows off her pole dancing skills as a winged creature with her face opens itself up to her. This can represent Twigs’s vulnerable side. She kicks it away in an attempt to hide away her emotions, which causes her to fall. After the long drop she’s in a cavern full of clay. People who are reminiscent of the thousand eyes she sung about in previous tracks crawl out and cover her in the clay. They may be molding her into something different. She embraces that she might become a changed woman; maybe an even stronger and more powerful one.
Another fan favorite music video is Home With You. The first half of the video features a partying and intoxicated Twigs. She’s numbing her pain with these activities. One eye is covered as if she lost a side to her. When she’s in the car, she and her friends go into a formation mimicking “The Virgin” by Gustav Klimt. This relates back to what may be Magdalene’s truth. Once she arrives home, she is sitting in front of a woman, which may allude to Michelangelo’s painting of Mother Mary holding her son, Jesus in her arms called “Pietà”. It could represent the strength and prowess women have in time of despair. With a band aid over her eye, she runs down the hills, treks through water, and hikes through forests to find her other half. When she pulls them out of the well that she finds, it’s revealed to be herself in child form. A band aid is also covering her eye. Twigs pulls back her dress and shows the missing eye placed where her belly button should be. It may be a small nod to the tumors she had in her uterus, but she herself said it’s a reminder to always follow your guts.
FKA Twigs incorporates visual art to the very fine detail of costume. Stylized by Matthew Josephs, a lot of what she wears is a re-imagine of the dresses Magdalene wears in paintings. References can be made back to “Icon of Mary Magdalene” and Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen’s “Mary Magdalene”. She also has fun with other nods like performing Cellophane live at The Wallace Collection as the “Girl with a Peal Earring” by Johannes Vermeer. There are more photo shoots of her recreating famous paintings and if interested you can delve into it more.
It’s said that watching an FKA Twigs concert is like watching a theatrical play. She starts the show tap dancing solo to an avant-garde chant featuring her vocals. As the show goes on she shows off her vocals, pole dancing, and sword play using Lilith, her sword she named after Adam’s first wife who was banished after she said she doesn’t want to be ruled by a man. She also has televised performances she works tirelessly for. She practices seemingly nonstop. She craves to improve; she wants to how much she’s capable of. And to show us what she’s capable of, she released Magdalene to the world.

Talking Points

  1. What are your favorite moments on the album?
  2. Everyone has their own interpretation. What does this album mean to you?
  3. There are debates online on whether this is her most experimental record or not. Do you think she’s gotten more experimental or less since LP1?
  4. What new talent do you think she could try that’ll be interesting?
  5. Has the album cover grown on you?
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2019.12.27 04:16 Oporz 27 Best Sic-fi Movies 2019 So Far You Should Not Miss

SOURCE: 27 Best Sic-fi Movies 2019 So Far You Should Not Miss
Among so many movie categories, science fiction is one of the most popular ones, which normally describe a world people can't imagine, and the movies will also mix with high technologies. Most sic-fic movies will talk about universe, science, space exploration, supernatural power, and so on. The story plots of science fiction are always excited and mind-blowing, which can greatly attract people to watch, and fall in the story of the movie.
As 2019 has almost passed, today we would like to list the 27 best sic-fi movies have released so far, giving you a clearly introduction and reference. If you are a mad of science fiction movies, read about the list below now and pick one for enjoying with your friends.
1. Alita: Battle Angel
Movie released date: January 31, 2019
Runtime: 122 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Rosa SalazaChristoph Waltz/Keean Johnson/Mahershala Ali
Brief introduction: Based on the story happens in 2563, 300 years after Earth when all people are ruled by the sky city of Zalem, Alita: Battle Angel shows how an android woman, Alita, keeps fighting under constant threat in such a futuristic world. The courage and brevity of the heroine should be the quality we can learn from.

2. Ad Astra
Movie released date: August 29, 2019
Runtime: 124 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Brad Pitt/Tommy Lee Jones/Ruth Negga/Liv Tyler
Brief introduction: 30 years later, a mysterious life-threatening event strikes Earth and keeps threatening the survival of our planet. For that, astronaut Roy McBride goes on his travel across this unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos while finding his missing father.

3. Terminator: Dark Fate
Movie released date: October 23, 2019
Runtime: 128 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Linda Hamilton/ Arnold SchwarzeneggeMackenzie Davis/Natalia Reyes
Brief introduction: Not only that the world changed after 27 years passing since Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, but also the fate of human race was gotten re-written either. To survive from the chase of a Rev-9, a highly advanced and deadly new Terminator travels back through time to hunt and kill her and her friends. So Dani Ramos keeps fighting for the future of humanity with the help of two warriors: Grace and Sarah Connor.

4. Paradise Hills
Movie released date: January 26, 2019
Runtime: 95 minutes
Country: Spain/United States
Language: English
Cast: Emma Roberts/Danielle Macdonald/Awkwafina/Eiza González
Brief introduction: On an isolated island called Paradise, Uma awakens on an apparently idyllic school where high-class families send their daughters to, in order to train them for becoming the perfect versions of themselves. It seems that the island provides physical and emotional healing for those in need, which helps them revolve all physical and emotional shortcomings within two months. However, there's a darker secret hidden behind its fairy tale like exterior.

5. I Am Mother
Movie released date: January 25 2019
Runtime: 113 minutes
Country: Australia
Language: English
Cast: Clara Rugaard/Luke HawkeHazel Sandery and Summer Lenton/Maddie Lenton
Brief introduction: I Am Mother shows a story about how the robot raises the girl to repopulate the Earth under various threatens. This can really be unimaginative because we will always consider that mankind is the ruler on the Earth. It's such a must-watch film that deserves more cinema attention.

6. The Wandering Earth
Movie released date: February 5 2019
Runtime: 125 minutes
Country: China
Language: Mandarin/English (Electronic Voice)/Russian/French
Cast: Qu Chuxiao/Li Guangjie/Ng Man-tat/Zhao Jinmai
Brief introduction: Telling the story of a distant future in which the earth will soon be engulfed by the inflating sun, people around the world are building giant planet thrusters to move Earth out of its orbit and want to sail the planet to a new star system. Focusing on the storyline of a group of young people who fight hard for the survival of mankind at the pried of wandering Earth, The Wandering Earth earns its thrills with exciting set pieces and dazzling special effects.

7. Spider-Man: Far From Home
Movie released date: June 26, 2019
Runtime: 129 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Tom Holland/Samuel L. Jackson/Zendaya/Cobie Smulders
Brief introduction: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), our Spider-Man Peter begrudgingly agrees to return to super heroics for helping Nick Fury take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. On his way on trip with his classmates, Peter also tries to figure out ways to hide his identity, deals with the relationship with the girl he loves, and fights against the bad guy for maintaining the peace on Earth even without Stark's help.

8. Avengers: Endgame
Movie released date: April 22, 2019
Runtime: 181 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Robert Downey Jr./Chris Evans/Mark Ruffalo/Chris Hemsworth
Brief introduction: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), almost half of people in the universe are being wiped out due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos, who gets the six energy stones successfully. For that, the remaining Avengers members gather again and decide to find a workable way to reverse Thanos' actions and restore the balance of the universe.

9.Detective Pikachu
Movie released date: May 3, 2019
Runtime: 104 minutes
Country: United States/Japan
Language: English
Cast: Ryan Reynolds/Justice Smith/Max Fincham/Kathryn Newton
Brief introduction: To unravel the tangled mystery about his father's missing, Tim keep chasing clues through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City with the aid of Harry's former Pokémon partner. In the course of their thrilling adventure, they have encountered with some reliable people, and cooperate with them to uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole universe.

10. Gemini Man (2019)
Movie released date: October 1, 2019
Runtime: 117 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Will Smith/Mary Elizabeth Winstead/Clive Owen/Benedict Wong
Brief introduction: Henry, an agent of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, was chased to kill by a mysterious killer when he was going to retire. In the fierce competition between the two men, he found that the killer was in his 20s. A duel between him and himself started immediately, and the truth behind it gradually surfaced.

11. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Movie released date: May 13, 2019
Runtime: 132 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Kyle ChandleVera Farmiga/Millie Bobby Brown/Bradley Whitford/Sally/Hawkins/Charles Dance/Thomas Middleditch/Aisha Hinds
Brief introduction: Godzilla met with Mothra, Rodan, and its powerful enemies, Ghidorah. Previously, the ancient super monsters that had been thought to exist only in mythology, but now one by one, they will fight for the "King of monsters", and human survival will be seriously threatened.

12. Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! (2019)
Movie released date: August 16, 2019
Runtime: 71 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Voices of: Richard Steven Horvitz/Andy Berman/Rosearik Rikki Simons/Melissa Fahn
Brief introduction: When Zim reappeared and began the second phase of his plan to conquer the Earth, a "Florpus" suddenly opens, swallows the planet and merges it with alternate realities. On the other side, Zim's enemy, DIB, tried to expose his plan.

13. Captive State (2019)
Movie released date: March 15, 2019
Runtime: 109 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: John Goodman/Ashton Sanders/Jonathan Majors/Machine Gun Kelly/Vera Farmiga
Brief introduction: The movie tells of the emergence of a rebel force in the urban area of Chicago after the Earth has been occupied by aliens for 10 years. It has an irreconcilable conflict with the government forces of the obedient faction, and a battle is going to arise from it.

14. Men in Black International (2019)
Movie released date: June?11,?2019
Runtime: 115 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Chris Hemsworth/Tessa Thompson/Rebecca Ferguson/Kumail Nanjiani/Rafe Spall/Laurent Bourgeois/Larry Bourgeois/Emma Thompson/Liam Neeson
Brief introduction: In the process of preventing the invasion of alien gangs, agent H and new agent M of the headquarters of the MiB accidentally eradicated the traitors hidden in the MiB. Although they went through so many difficulties, they finally managed to successfully save the world.

15. Brightburn (2019)
Movie released date: May?24,?2019
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Elizabeth Banks/David Denman/Jackson A. Dunn/Matt Jones/Meredith Hagner
Brief introduction: A rural couple without children picked up a baby from a spaceship near their home and raise the baby to grow up. Gradually, they found that the child was a little different. All kinds of supernatural abilities appeared on him. He put on a cloak, but not all the people can put on the cloak are heroes. So what is his real identity? Is him an alien?

16. IO (2019)
Movie released date: January 18, 2019
Runtime: 96 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Margaret Qualley/Anthony Mackie/Danny Huston
Brief introduction: Samantha, a young female scientist, is one of the survivors of the last catastrophe happened on Earth. Instead of abandoning her home like others do, she stayed on Earth and worked hard to find a way to help human beings survive.

17. Replicas (2019)
Movie released date: January?11,?2019
Runtime: 107 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Keanu Reeves/Alice Eve/Thomas Middleditch/John Ortiz
Brief introduction: A bold neuroscientist tries to revive his family who died in a car accident. In order to achieve this goal, he would not hesitate to fight against the police, confront the government controlled laboratories, or even challenge all scientific restrictions.

18. High Life
Movie released date: November 7, 2018
Runtime: 110 minutes
Country: France/Germany/United Kingdom/Poland/United States
Language: English
Cast: Robert Pattinson/Juliette Binoche/André Benjamin/Mia Goth
Brief introduction: After embarking a dangerous and useless mission, Monte and his little daughter become the last survivors of it. As there is nobody living near them now, they have to find every method to let themselves lead a life, relying on each other. Now, they are facing danger and going straight ahead, which is a black hole.

19. Captain Marvel
Movie released date: February 27, 2019
Runtime: 124 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Brie Larson/Samuel L. Jackson/Ben Mendelsohn/Djimon Hounsou/Lee Pace/Lashana Lynch/Gemma Chan/Annette Bening/Clark Gregg/Jude Law
Brief introduction: This is the first Marvel heroine solo film. Captain Marvel is also a new character that is introduced into the Marvel universe. This film tells the origin of Captain Marvel. At first, Carol believes herself is a Kree warrior. However, she regains some memories that point out that she is a human and used to live on Earth. After evoking her memories, she finds a huge hidden lie.

20. Aniara
Movie released date: 7 September 2018
Runtime: 106 minutes
Country: Sweden/Denmark
Language: Swedish
Cast: Emelie Jonsson/Bianca Cruzeiro/Arvin Kananian/Anneli Martini
Brief introduction: The film tells the story happened when a spacecraft, which carries some residents and is flying towards the Mars. Unexpectedly, the spacecraft is getting away from the original course. Getting lost in the universe, the passengers have to make clear where they are now in the universe, and how they can get back to the right routine.

21. Fast Color
TV series released date: March 10, 2018
Runtime: 102 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw/Lorraine Toussaint/Saniyya Sidney/Christopher Denham/David Strathairn
Brief introduction: A young woman is being traced by an unknown and mysterious force because of her supernatural power. To save herself, the woman has to keep escaping. Till she has nowhere to go, she goes back to the farmhouse where she used to live with her family but now the place has been abandoned. After living in that place again, she begins to repair the relationship with her mother. Then the woman's family knows about the hidden power inside her.

22. Rim of the World
Movie released date: May 24, 2019
Runtime: 99 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Jack Gore/Miya Cech/Benjamin Flores Jr./Alessio Scalzotto/Andrew BacheloAnnabeth Gish
Brief introduction: Before the terrible aliens are going to give an attack to the Earth, the summer camp is just begun. On the place where the summer camp is held, four teenagers are given an essential key that conveys the secret and way to prevent aliens from invading the planet. However, the four teenagers get no adults to help, which means that they can only depend on themselves to save the world.

23. Project Ithaca
Movie released date: June 7, 2019
Runtime: 85 minutes
Country: Canada
Language: English
Cast: James Gallanders/Deragh Campbell/Daniel Fathers
Brief introduction: After waking up, five people, who are completely strangers to each other, discover that their 5 are trapped in an alien spaceship. Worse yet, they discover that the ship seems to get the power through some terrible means. As deeper into their investigation, the truth is that these aliens have kidnapped human for over decades, and even centuries. They have to stop this from happening again, and also, save themselves.

24. The Silence
Movie released date: April 10, 2019
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: Germany
Language: English
Cast: Kiernan Shipka/Stanley Tucci/Miranda Otto/John Corbett
Brief introduction: The world is being attacked by some terrible creatures, which will kill people through releasing a kind of sound. Under this danger, in order to avoid the hunt of the aliens, a teenager, who lost her hearing at the age of 13, tries to escape to a safe place with her family. As the teenager can't hear the sound released by the aliens, a cult want to make use of her ability to beat the invaded aliens.

Movie released date: 10 September 2018
Runtime: /Country: Canada
Language: English
Cast: Patrick J. Adams/Troian Bellisario
Brief introduction: Isaac Bruno, working as an astronomer, extremely wants to find out the clues about the existence of life in the universe. Because he is too crazy about his work, he pays less attention to his friend's advice, who suggests him to lead a normal life. But Isaac ignores the warning and gets much addicted to the job. One time when Isaac meets an artist, Clara, and they begin to work together to find the data about stellar, for making a huge discovery.

26. White Chamber
Movie released date: Mar 29, 2019
Runtime: 89 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Shauna Macdonald/Oded FehAmrita Acharia/Nicholas Farrell/Sharon Maughan
Brief introduction: Unfortunately, civil war happens in the United Kingdom. The film starts with focusing on a woman, who wakes up in a cuboid cell. She discovers that her situation is dangerous now because she is kidnapped. The kidnapper tortures her, and asks her for the information from her. But the woman just keeps saying that she has no information. So what will happen next? And what information these guys need?

27. See You Yesterday
Movie released date: May 17, 2019
Runtime: 87 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Cast: Eden Duncan-Smith/Danté Crichlow/Marsha Stephanie Blake/Johnathan Nieves/Myra Lucretia TayloWavyy Jonez/Rayshawn Richardson/Ron Bobb-Semple/Brian "Stro" Bradley
Brief introduction: Two teenagers, who have great talents in scientist, are working hard to complete their latest invention - a traveling backpacks that can enable a time travel. However, unfortunate thing happens. One of these two teenagers is killed. It is a chance to use their invention to save him now.
Watching sci-fi movies sometimes will be surprised by the imagined high technologies invented in the future. It is also a chance for us to imagine how will human's life would be in the remote future. Sic-fi movies are always mind-blowing, and can make people feel excited. This is also the reason for why so many people enjoy watching science fiction movies.
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First Place
Who wants a belly rub?
posted by Senji06 on /wholesomememes
Click here to view the post. ● 113,548 Upvotes ● Posted: 15/12/2019 at 13:05:16 UTC
Second Place
It be like that.
posted by billyo360 on /memes
Click here to view the post. ● 112,542 Upvotes ● Posted: 15/12/2019 at 09:35:57 UTC
Third Place
TIL actor Robert Pattinson dealt with an obsessed fan who had been camping outside his apartment by taking her out on a dinner date. \"I just complained about everything in my life and she never came back.\"
posted by Eric__Fapton on /todayilearned
Click here to view the post. ● 101,988 Upvotes ● Posted: 15/12/2019 at 16:47:11 UTC
Fourth Place
Lebanese potestor kicks back tear gas at police mid air.
posted by Ibrorules on /nextfuckinglevel
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Fifth Place
And much more...
posted by WagwanPiffting99 on /dankmemes
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TIL I date like Robert Pattinson.
posted by Redpubes on /todayilearned
Click here to view the post. ● 22,931 Upvotes ● Posted: 15/12/2019 at 17:06:51 UTC
Second Place
The way he [frames it here]( makes the whole thing seem pretty sad: ` >\"There was one day when I was just so chronically bored I said to her, 'Do you want to just go to dinner or something? No one else wants to hang out with me.' Her parents had a restaurant; she took me there. I complained about everything in my life for about two hours, then she gave me the bill to pay and was never back outside my apartment ever again.\"`
posted by glitterbeing on /todayilearned
Click here to view the post. ● 21,164 Upvotes ● Posted: 15/12/2019 at 17:29:13 UTC
Third Place
“I hate that I am attracted to goats. Why can’t I just be normal?”
posted by pdxchris on /todayilearned
Click here to view the post. ● 15,206 Upvotes ● Posted: 15/12/2019 at 17:32:49 UTC
Fourth Place
Nothing is more attractive than who you **imagine** someone is.
posted by tacobooc0m on /todayilearned
Click here to view the post. ● 12,110 Upvotes ● Posted: 15/12/2019 at 17:58:04 UTC
Fifth Place
News just in: Man Utd has just signed him
posted by NovoJunkie on /nextfuckinglevel
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the gates of heaven have opened
posted by yung-forever on /comedyheaven
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Sorry for the screen recording but I wanted you to experience it the way I did
posted by herehavesomegum on /Unexpected
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How many kindergartners do you think you could personally take on in a fight before being overpowered?
posted by MyMediocreName on /AskMen
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[2019 Day 13] Arcade Cabinet using a Raspberry Pi
posted by Scarygami on /adventofcode
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Listen, Me, Oils, 2019
posted by obo_bonobikins on /Art
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Being seen as a child predator simply for being a man near children. Whenever I see a child that might be lost, I need to remind myself not to help no matter how much I want to because \"strange man approaching child\" looks bad to too many people. ` One day, while shopping with my wife, I noticed a small child without her mother who seemed upset. Ignoring my usual restraint, I approached her to see if she was alright. All of a sudden, her mother emerged from behind a corner, called her over, and gave me a nasty look. I guarantee that had my wife been the one approaching this little girl, she would have been seen as \"caring and motherly\", not \"evil person who wants to snatch a small child for perverted reasons.\"`
posted by TechyDad on /AskReddit
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Your husband is a controlling abusing parent that just taught his daughter it’s okay for men to slap you and to expect men to slap you. `Your husband just taught your daughter to not trust any man bc they’ll end up “grooming” her ` Your husband just taught your daughter that privacy doesn’t matter and that she no longer has a safe space in your household `Your husband just taught your daughter that money and bills are of higher concern than her personal safety and that money is more important than she is. ` Your husband and you are teaching her a whole lot of things that absolutely going to mess her up and you guys just created this path down the road to ruin. `When she starts withdrawing from you guys or lashing out or misbehaving, it’s bc you guys have put her inside this box and have been attempting to control her far too much. ` `I think you need to stop what you’re doing unless you don’t want to have this daughter involved in your lives after she turns 18. ` If my parents did this to me I’d never forgive them. I’d have an unhealthy view of sexuality and I’d expect all future partners to be violent and controlling. ` Thank goodness my parents are not like this.`
posted by SassyPikachuu on /relationship_advice
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Diagnosed with 2 different types of cancer this year. And surgery, radiation. Starting to recover and figuring out what life will be like from here on out as I turn 40 in 3 months. ` Edit: woke up to so many encouraging words! Thank you so much. I’ve been extremely lucky with everything so far. I still have a lot to learn about my diagnosis of Mesothelioma and what it will exactly mean for me, but I’ve had a very encouraging result on my recent scan. Meeting with my oncologist this week and hopefully I will learn more.`
posted by blahblah8003 on /AskReddit
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Este es el post más pendejo que he visto. `1. Ok, va, eso es TexMex` 2. Y los del norte se la pelan o qué pedo? Un taco es un taco, sea tortilla de maíz o de harina. `3. Cómo vergas no? A los tacos dorados se les pone crema, queso (fresco, no cheddar) y lechuga. También a tooodo lo demás, sean tostadas, tlacoyos, tlayudas, huaraches, enchiladas, flautas, quesadillas estilo DF/empanadas, y la lista sigue y es larga...` 4. No, no existe en México, pero se originó en Texas... Y saben quien lo inventó? Mujeres MEXICANAS de clase trabajadora. `5. No podemos esperar que gente de otro país sepa qué pedo con nuestros días patrios. Quien de aquí (sin googlear) sabe cuando es el día de la independencia de Canadá, por ejemplo? Además USA es multicultural, y nosotros celebramos pinche Halloween.` 6. Mamadas. Toda nuestra comida está super especiada (spicy.) Y si no está picante, bien que le echamos su salsita. ` Pinche gatekeeping culero.`
posted by kokomocat on /LatinoPeopleTwitter
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this fucking subreddit. `It's just a \"defective equipment\" thing. Probably a broken light. She's already been warned. The officer already has her info. ` The police force can handle it in all sorts of ways that don't include a 1:1 physical confrontation: `* Escalating the fine(s) on the spot or on a periodic basis.` * Mail her about it. Call her about it. `* Have her license pulled the next time she comes to the DMV.` They really don't have to have a 1:1 confrontation. They can issue a warrant for arrest and do it with numbers so nobody has to be tased or shot or flung to the ground or anything. there are so many ways they can handle her refusal to pay a fine that doesn't involve \"forcing\" an officer to wrest her arm about, hit her with a taser, or engage in a bystander-endangering chase. `yet somehow... for $80... she \"deserved it\" to many of you. how shameful. It takes one person to get into a fight, and it was clearly the officer here. he and his institution's employees can choose many other options. He chose the violence. Violence that wasn't even in response to other violence. At least she waited until some stronger agressor was putting hands on her to kick back. Can't say that about the officer.` People like you are the reason cops feel like it's in their nature to be attack dogs in human form.
posted by Aerik on /Wellthatsucks
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2019.12.03 00:21 User_Deleted I dreamed the upcoming Tenet movie...

Let me be the first to say this is probably all wrong and anything that might end up being correct is just coincidence. Even though I have dreamed entire movies before, this was more key themes that may be touched on.
Little is know about the film so far. Wikipedia has no synopsis still and IMDB says "The plot is currently unknown. The project is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution."
Remember The Accountant with Ben Affleck? I loved the film and it had a some backlash online for portraying autists as super heroes. My dream was of John David Washington's character as the lead investigator and Robert Pattinson's character as his partner investigating crimes with super human abilities. But...the twist is: The really don't have abilities but disorders. The main villain is really trying to expose this fictional society for propping up mental or behavioral disorders as super abilities. There was no time travel in my dream, so I'm unsure where that might fit in (and it's the most interesting part of the synopsis). I'm sure there are many more layers to the story.
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2019.11.27 02:32 DieHermetischeGarage Podcast-PlayList vom Dienstag, 26.11.2019

Die gesamte Tages-PlayList
Sendung Titel
BR Wissen Bettina von Arnim - Hüterin der Romantik (1)
BR Wissen Geheimprotestantismus - Bibelschmuggel und verbotene Riten (2)
BR Kalenderblatt Google Earth löscht Sandy Islands (3)
SWR Zeitwort 26.11.1985: Der erste ICE-Zug erreicht 317 km/h (4)
WDR Zeitzeichen Mongolische Volksrepublik wird proklamiert (am 26.11.1924) (5)
Zeit Titel wo min
06:16 Urteil: Ehem. Anwalt des Weißen Hauses muss vor Ausschuss aussagen (Ostermann, Torben) DLF 1:21 ?
06:18 Int. Sigmar Gabriel, Atlantikbrücke, zu deutsch-amerikanischen Beziehungen (Zurheide, Jürgen) DLF 8:08 ?
06:50 Int. Kristin Shi-Kupfer, MERICS, zu chines. Reaktionen auf Hongkong (Zurheide, Jürgen) DLF 7:30 ?
06:50 Wilhelm-Busch-Preis geht an eine Comic-Zeichnerin (Kreitz, Isabel) DRK 7:45 ?
07:09 Bauernproteste: Ist die Wut der Landwirte berechtigt? (Watzke, Michael) DRK 5:06 ?
07:22 Gewalt ist Gift für die Demokratie (Marinic, Jagoda) DRK 3:55 ?
07:48 Tina Turner: 'Das Stehaufweibchen der Popmusik' (Bruckmaier, Karl) DRK 7:25 ?
08:23 China Cables: Reaktionen Chinas auf die Enthüllungen (Strunz, Benedikt) DLF 3:38 ?
08:38 Kriegsheld oder Verbrecher? Die Kontroverse um US-Marine-Soldat Edward Gallagher (Brand, Katrin) DLF 2:23 ?
08:40 Das Wichtigste heute Morgen (Zurheide, Jürgen) DLF 5:27 ?
09:05 Musiker Produzent Max Herre (Schreyl, Marco) DRK 36:17 ?
09:10 Sardinen - Eine neue Protestbewegung in Italien (Weiß, Lisa) DLF 4:44 ?
09:10 Mordfall Kuciak - Verbindungen von Politik und Justiz zu Geschäftsmann Kocner (Peter Lange im Gespräch mit Katharina Peetz) DLF 5:11 ?
11:19 Tourpause für das Klima - Coldplays Exklusivkonzert in London (Laack, Stephan) DRK 5:01 ?
12:08 Traktoren-Demo in Berlin: Werden die Bauern die neuen Gelbwesten? (von Lucke, Albrecht) DRK 13:00 ?
12:27 Hongkonger Regierungschefin lehnt Zugeständnisse ab (Kirchner, Ruth) DLF 1:49 ?
12:30 Kinderrechte in Grundgesetz: Wie weit können die Ansprüche gehen? (von Lucke, Albrecht) DRK 6:21 ?
12:39 Mehr Militärausgaben als Solidaritätsbeweis für Osteuropa - Hat Gabriel Recht? (von Lucke, Albrecht) DRK 8:05 ?
12:51 Thüringer Landtag konstituiert sich: Gestärkter Parlamentarismus zu erwarten? (von Lucke, Albrecht) DRK 5:32 ?
13:08 Makel SED-Vergangenheit? - Neue Parlamentspräsidentin in Thüringen(Länderreport) (Nana Brink, Henry Bernhard) DRK 6:37 ?
14:08 Hip-Hop-Magazin 'Juice' eingestellt - Die Fans sind heute woanders (Podcast) (Pesmen, Azadê) DRK 4:37 ?
14:24 Trauern um Fremde - Abschied für einsam Verstorbene in Berlin Mitte (Dierks, Benjamin) DLF 4:38 ?
14:50 Cassandra Darke - Die schlechtgelaunte Antihelding (Ufer, Gesa) DRK 5:08 ?
15:08 Politische Rumba: 'Congo Revolution' 1955-62 (Bednartz, Thorsten) DRK 8:01 ?
15:10 Film der Woche 'Der Leuchtturm': Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson in Schwarz-Weiß (Tegeler, Hartwig) DLF 4:38 ?
16:09 Trotz HipHop-Boom: Ende der Juice-Printausgabe (Kawelka, Jan) DRK 6:56 ?
16:30 Klimakrise, Sexting, Albträume (Horn, Ann-Kathrin) DLF 5:24
16:46 Depression und Suizidgefahr im Alter: Ein massiv unterschätztes Problem (Faber, Annegret) DLF 4:30 ?
17:18 Verantwortung? Deutsche Firmen und die Uiguren in China (Scholtes, Brigitte) DLF 2:18 ?
17:51 Soul-Röhre Tina Turner wird heute 80 (Hesse, Sebastian) DRK 4:16 ?
18:40 Deutschland und der Klimaschutz: Neue Gesetze, alte Streitereien (Schmidt-Mattern, Barbara) DLF 18:51 ?
23:11 Bauernproteste in Berlin (Treusch, Wolf-Sören) DLF 3:39 ?
23:29 Klimawandel hat Deutschland voll erreicht (Geers, Theo) DLF 3:05 ?
23:33 Mordfall Caruana Galizia: Chaos in maltesischer Regierung (Weiß, Lisa) DLF 1:04
23:36 Ehemalige KP-Spitze soll wegen Toten an Grenze belangt werden (Lange, Peter) DLF 1:11
(#) Info
(1) Ihre Briefromane gelten bis heute als ein lebhaftes Zeugnis weiblicher Sehnsuchtsvorstellung der Romantik. Bettina von Arnim war eine unkonventionelle Frau, die den gängigen Moralvorstellungen widersprach.
(2) Jahrhundertelang konnten Protestanten ihren Glauben in Österreich nur im Geheimen leben. Um der Verfolgung durch den katholischen Klerus und die habsburgischen Herrscher zu entgehen, griffen sie auf raffinierte Tricks zurück.
(3) Das digitale Zeitalter macht auch vor Autoritäten wie James Cook nicht halt. Am 26. November 2012 löschte Google Earth die 'Sandy Islands' von der Karte, obwohl einst von Cook entdeckt und kartografiert.
(4) Mit den neuen Hochgeschwindigkeitszügen fuhr die Bahn in ein neues Zeitalter auf der Schiene. Heute fahren jeden Tag rund 200-tausend Passagiere mit dem ICE.
(5) Jahrhundertelang war die Mongolei Spielball im Kräftemessen zweier Imperien: Russlands und Chinas. Sowohl die Qing-Dynastie, zu der die Mongolei trotz weitreichender Autonomie formell gehörte, als auch das Zarenreich benutzten das Land als militärischen Puffer, Transitstaat oder Partner im Tauschhandel. 1924 endlich gelang es der buddhistisch geprägten Mongolei, ihre nationale Souveränität zu proklamieren. Autorin: Almut Finck
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2019.11.07 17:09 bradytheguy1 Alternative SNL: A Theoretical Season Schedu

This has been a little thought project I’ve been thinking about for a week or so, so I’d thought I’d share it. I’ve always wished SNL would select more left-field musical guests, as those often make up some of the best performances, A Tribe Called Quest being my favorite example. Thinking about this naturally lead to the often-done thought experiment of dream hosts that SNL probably wouldn’t use but were fun to hypothesize about. That lead me to ultimately make this list. I decided to stick with a first half of the year schedule since its harder to predict musical guests in the farther future since albums are not often announced that far in advance. Also, I did not put any thought into how these hosts would fit into the current event timeline, just generally thinking how they would do on the show.
EPISODE 1 (Season Opener): HOST: Lupita N’yongo; MUSICAL GUEST: Vampire Weekend
This is a combination that very much could’ve happened, and I wouldn’t rule out VU from not appearing this year. The first show back sometimes has a host whose had a hot year so far, and Lupita was the ideal candidate for the subversive list. Now her first film of the year, Us, was a hit, but it was a weird hit. She did weird things in it! The voice was weird! Her openness to these weird choices in film likely translates to making bold choices as an SNL host which is always a fun time. Also, this hosting spot could’ve served as promotion for the now-middling reviewed Little Monsters.
EPISODE 2: HOST: Eric André; MUSICAL GUEST: Freddie Gibbs
Out of all the picks I made this is probably the least likely to ever happen. Eric’s subversive comedy deserves some recognition from the big boys. Imagine what kinds of weird stuff you could make with Eric and the Good Neighbor crew here! Eric has also proven himself to do straighter comedy roles well as too, ensuring that it wouldn’t just be a full 90-minute cringe festival. Gibbs feels unlikely on paper but we’ve seen musical guests recently like Lil Wayne & Meek Mill so I don’t think this is too out-of-step. Gibbs is one of the best rappers in the game right now, with an incredible album with Madlib this year. Some national exposure on SNL is well deserved.
EPISODE 3: HOST: Tim Robinson; MUSICAL GUEST: Lana Del Rey Wouldn’t you just love to see this on the next week title card. I don’t know about you, but Tim’s I Think You Should Leave sketch series on Netflix is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in recent memory. While Tim did not have a monumental legacy on SNL, buzz from his Netflix show would bring alt comedy fans across the globe to tune-in Saturday night to see his bizarrely heightened tendencies make another go on SNL. He’s sort of like the minor-league John Mulaney right now, and Mulaney’s hosted twice now so anything’s possible. And Lana; oh Lana! How great would it be! The comeback, from an infamously panned debut performance to a second go at it with one of the most critically acclaimed records this year. Can’t miss.
EPISODE 4: HOST: D’arcy Carden MUSICAL GUEST: Tyler, The Creator I wanted to give some love to TV, and what better synergistic move than to pluck someone from NBC’s own The Good Place. Now Ted Danson or Kristen Bell are the obvious choices, and I’m sure they would both do a fine job. But if I had to pick who would really shine it has to be Janet herself, D’arcy Carden. With a well-traveled comedy career, I could see her blending in effortlessly with the myriad of fellow funny women currently on the cast. For the musical guest, I’m surprised Tyler, The Creator hasn’t been on SNL yet. His past two records, Flower Boy and IGOR, are both critically lauded and he’s a living breathing cult hit in the hip-hop scene. With his current IGOR cycle sporting him with a flashy outfit, I could see Tyler taking good advantage of the presentational aspects being a guest on SNL gives him.
EPISODE 5: HOST: Nick Kroll MUSICAL GUEST: Weyes Blood Another UCB type comedy pick, but one that’s starting to feel more overdue. Big Mouth is currently one of Netflix’s biggest shows and Kroll has really blossomed from the indie comedy circles he started from. It’s worth repeating again that his often-used comedic partner, John Mulaney, has gotten to host twice. It’s only fair Kroll be given a chance to showcase his own brand of crazed comedy to the masses. I have Weyes Blood backing Kroll up. I don’t have many reasons, she has a great record this year, imagine the lighting design could be incredible, and I’ve always liked the funny guy/serious moody artist combo SNL occasionally brings.
EPISODE 6: HOST: Zazie Beetz MUSICAL GUEST: BROCKHAMPTON Now I know what some of you may be thinking. Really? Zazie? What about, oh I don’t know, Joaquin Phoenix?! The actual star of Joker. Well to put it simply, I think that (a) Joaquin likely would not want to host SNL and (b) Joaquin would not a very good host on SNL. So, I’m taking next billed from Joker, Deadpool 2, and the series Atlanta and going with Zazie Beetz. She’s one of those actresses who I know has talent, but I feel like I don’t really know a lot about her and think a surprise hosting stint could definitely get her name out there more to the masses. BROCKHAMPTON is a choice done similar to Tyler’s. The lovable emo hip-hop lads from San Marcos, TX offer a unique stage presence wherever they go, with late-night TV performance often coming off as thoughtful and focused exhibitions of their talent. Also, its one of those groups that’ll get a lot of teens and 20 something’s in the standby lines.
EPISODE 7: HOST: Robert Pattinson Musical Guest: Big Thief If you’re making a subversive SNL list, the renowned king of A24 has to make an appearance. Especially off the wind of his crazed sea-shanty horror The Lighthouse. If you’ve seen Pattinson lately, you’ll probably recall him being weird as fuck and making crazy choices that you either love or hate. Would personally love to see how Pattinson’s oddball energy translates over to the program. For music, Big Thief is just the perfect fall music. The Pitchfork golden children’s music is contemplative but aggressive they bring a fiery energy to a live performance (bias here as I recently saw them live myself). They can have all the exposure I can give them in my theoretical Lorne Michaels mode.
EPISODE 8: HOST: Timotheé Chalamet MUSICAL GUEST: Charli XCX If you’re gonna have the king of A24 on you better include the damn prince! With the promo combo of Netflix’s The King and Little Women (we’ll get back to that one), and his now long-running status as the indie darling to end all darlings, and he’s a shoe-in on this list. Now Timmy is the one host on this list who I frankly don’t really know if he would do well. My fears point to a typically stiffer performance that’s given by, “serious” male actors when they go on. But we could get a Dune sketch out of it which is something we can all agree on! Charli is on my list for reasons like previous artists; she’s got a great record out, but her PC Music-inspired deconstructionist and re-constructionist pop attitude is something that is not often seen on TV. Would love to catch a performance of her record’s closing track, the awe-inspiring 2099 with previous guest Troye Sivan.
EPISODE 9 (Year-end finale): HOST: Greta Gerwig MUSICAL GUEST: FKA Twigs I feel it is very likely SNL will bring someone on the host as part of promotion for Little Women. Our obvious choice would be Saoirse Ronan, who already has one show under her belt. But we wanna be subversive a little bit. So instead, let’s go for someone who also made her SNL debut on Ronan’s episode, Little Women director Greta Gerwig. People may forget that Greta has her own established acting and comedic chops and the world could use a reminder. Jonah Hill has hosted as promotion for a movie he only directed and didn’t appear in, so I don’t see why Greta couldn’t do the same. Would also consider having little woman and Midsommar star Florence Pugh, though she likely needs a couple more roles in her belt before taking on the task of hosting. And I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the holiday season than watching FKA Twigs gracefully pole dance in some stunning outfit which breaking my heart with her incredible ballads.
So, there’s my list. If you have any suggestions for a subversive host let me know! Thanks for reading!
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