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No, John Green, your movie did not invent girls kissing first

Really, John? Really? This just happened, like, five minutes ago:

GIF by picture-of-sophisticated-grace

So did this, you know, from that little series your brother produced?

GIF via Leaky News

It’s not like this girls-kissing-first thing is anything new. Lauren Bacall’s famous go-getter from To Have and To Have Not is one of the most famous on-screen kisses in history, and it’s 70 years old:

GIF by Aja Romano

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These ‘Captain America’ posters give us a glimpse of Marvel’s alternate universe
While Marvel has been pretty meticulous in revamping our world to fit Captain America’s World War II-era backstory, there’s one thing the franchise overlooked:If Steve Rogers really had existed, then after his presumed “death” in the 1940s as depicted in Captain America, he would have been the subject of countless ill-advised movies depicting his life story, from Hollywood blockbusters to indie arthouse efforts. Fortunately, fandom has come along to do what it does so well, and set the historical record straight with a hilarious and touching look at all the films we could have had if Captain America really had been a celebrity war hero.[READ MORE]

These ‘Captain America’ posters give us a glimpse of Marvel’s alternate universe

While Marvel has been pretty meticulous in revamping our world to fit Captain America’s World War II-era backstory, there’s one thing the franchise overlooked:

If Steve Rogers really had existed, then after his presumed “death” in the 1940s as depicted in Captain America, he would have been the subject of countless ill-advised movies depicting his life story, from Hollywood blockbusters to indie arthouse efforts.

Fortunately, fandom has come along to do what it does so well, and set the historical record straight with a hilarious and touching look at all the films we could have had if Captain America really had been a celebrity war hero.
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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT WOLFCOP
It’s been a year since Sharknado, and almost a decade since Snakes on a Plane. The world needs a new B-movie for its late-night trash cinema marathons, and that movie is WolfCop. It is, as you may have gathered from the title, about a cop who is also a werewolf.
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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT WOLFCOP

It’s been a year since Sharknado, and almost a decade since Snakes on a Plane. The world needs a new B-movie for its late-night trash cinema marathons, and that movie is WolfCop. It is, as you may have gathered from the title, about a cop who is also a werewolf.

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'Noah' screenwriter attempts to explain why everyone in his movie is white. "The race of individuals doesn't matter."

If you’ve seen Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, you may have noticed something a little weird about the semi-Biblical, semi-apocalyptic cast of the movie: they’re all white. Even the extras.

In an interview with The Higher Calling, Noah screenwriter Ari Handel spoke about the reasoning behind the lack of racial diversity in the cast.

“From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, ‘Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.’ Looking at this story through that kind of lens is the same as saying, ‘Would the ark float and is it big enough to get all the species in there?’ That’s irrelevant to the questions because the questions are operating on a different plane than that; they’re operating on the mythical plane.”

In summary, white people are stand-ins “for all people,” and no other race could possibly qualify for “everyman” status. Ari Handel’s reasoning is that the only way to dispense with the issue of racism is to remove everyone who isn’t white. Asking what happened to all the other races is akin to nitpicking about whether the arc would float or not. It’s just silly, OK? “The race of individuals doesn’t matter,” which is why they made absolutely sure that all of those individuals were white. Or something.

Unintentionally, Handel managed to illustrate everything that’s wrong with the ongoing attitude towards casting actors of color in major Hollywood movies. White people are the norm, and everyone else is just a distraction. God forbid anyone attempt to be as diverse as the cast of the Star Trek, which debuted in 1966 and included a grand total of two non-white characters.

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Mr. Alright Alright Alright, Matthew McConaughey taking home best actor

Mr. Alright Alright Alright, Matthew McConaughey taking home best actor

Cate Blanchett wins best actress

Cate Blanchett wins best actress