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infectedworldmind:


What if Sofia Coppola directed Watchmen?
"It’s 1985. The Soviets are amassing on the Afghan border. American forces are at DEFCON 2. Nuclear apocalypse is nigh. And in New York City, with gangs roaming the streets and dread in the air, Ozymandias (Jason Schwartzman) and Silk Spectre (Kirsten Dunst) head out for one final night of clubbing and karaoke. Pictured: a still from the movie’s dramatic centerpiece, an 11-minute shot of Dunst staring out a taxicab window while Television’s "Marquee Moon" plays in its entirety. "
For more, including the hilarious Tyler Perry and Pedro Almodovar versions, check this out.

infectedworldmind:

What if Sofia Coppola directed Watchmen?

"It’s 1985. The Soviets are amassing on the Afghan border. American forces are at DEFCON 2. Nuclear apocalypse is nigh. And in New York City, with gangs roaming the streets and dread in the air, Ozymandias (Jason Schwartzman) and Silk Spectre (Kirsten Dunst) head out for one final night of clubbing and karaoke. Pictured: a still from the movie’s dramatic centerpiece, an 11-minute shot of Dunst staring out a taxicab window while Television’s "Marquee Moon" plays in its entirety. "

For more, including the hilarious Tyler Perry and Pedro Almodovar versions, check this out.

It’s time for a female-led Marvel movie
Frozen, Maleficent, and Lucy are proving that women come to see movies that focus on women. Who could have known?
But for now, some Hollywood executives would rather lose money chasing a demographic that’s fleeing theaters than pay attention to the female butts that are currently filling their seats.

It’s time for a female-led Marvel movie

FrozenMaleficent, and Lucy are proving that women come to see movies that focus on women. Who could have known?

But for now, some Hollywood executives would rather lose money chasing a demographic that’s fleeing theaters than pay attention to the female butts that are currently filling their seats.

mashable:

Know Your Groots: Sentient Trees That Branched Out of Pop Culture

Guardian’s of the Galaxy’s Groot isn’t the only sentient tree out there. Here are some of our favorite trees from pop culture.

Say goodbye to these 88 Netflix titles
You can no longer watch Airplane! on Netflix? Surely you can’t be serious.
Unfortunately, Netflix is serious. Start your last-minute binge-watching now.

Say goodbye to these 88 Netflix titles

You can no longer watch Airplane! on Netflix? Surely you can’t be serious.

Unfortunately, Netflix is serious. Start your last-minute binge-watching now.

An ethical guide to buying a ticket to a Woody Allen movie
What do you do when somebody who makes art you like is exposed as a potentially or actually awful human being?

An ethical guide to buying a ticket to a Woody Allen movie

What do you do when somebody who makes art you like is exposed as a potentially or actually awful human being?

Whitewashed ‘Exodus’ cast sparks a Twitter riot
Remember when Noah’s screenwriter explained that everyone in his movie was white because it was “mythical,” and because white people are apparently universal stand-ins for the human race?
Directed by Ridley Scott, the forthcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Rhamses, and Aaron Paul as Joshua.

Whitewashed ‘Exodus’ cast sparks a Twitter riot

Remember when Noah’s screenwriter explained that everyone in his movie was white because it was “mythical,” and because white people are apparently universal stand-ins for the human race?

Directed by Ridley Scott, the forthcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Rhamses, and Aaron Paul as Joshua.

Netflix will pay film nerds to watch and analyze movies
"Successful applicants will be responsible for watching and analyzing films and TV programmes that will be streaming on Netflix in the future."

Netflix will pay film nerds to watch and analyze movies

"Successful applicants will be responsible for watching and analyzing films and TV programmes that will be streaming on Netflix in the future."

A Million Ways utilizes gags involving child marriage and associated pedophilia, violent death of various outlandish kinds, a shooting gallery themed after runaway slaves, and a whole bunch of bits at the expense of every woman in the movie, particularly Amanda Seyfried’s “gold-digger.” Early into the film, she has the audacity to leave MacFarlane’s bumbling, unbearably smug protagonist and spends the rest of the film being shamed for not seeing what a nice guy he is.

In one of the film’s many allegedly emotional moments, Charlize Theron’s love interest is tasked with lending an empathetic ear to MacFarlane’s dejected monologue about how all women leave nice, hyper-intelligent guys like him for total jerks. (Seyfried, for her part, leaves him for Neil Patrick Harris’ foppish dandy, who’s the only tolerable part of the film.) Not only is Theron, an Oscar winner, tasked with playing the role of the “enlightened” hot girl who can see the value of an obnoxious cad, but she has to sell with genuine emotion MacFarlane’s referring to himself as a “good guy.”

The idea of the entitled male considering women a reward for good behavior has come under fire in recent years, and especially in the past week given Elliot Rodger’s horrifying manifesto. And while it’s reckless to claim that virtually any figure in popular culture could drive a disturbed mind to fatal violence, it’s hard to deny that MacFarlane has had the poor fortune of trying to stage a two-hour, Western-nostalgic apologia for he-man, woman-hating MRA rhetoric.