The Devil Wears Prada
I want a serious girlfriend. Somebody I can love, that’s gonna love me back. Is that psycho?
JAKE RYAN? He doesn’t know you exist.
alright folks if you think that the reason the MCU has 7 movies (soon to be 8 come april 4) starring white male characters is because “that’s what the demand is for” you have a gross misunderstanding of the perpetual bullshit machine that is hollywood
we have been sold this myth that “female-lead action movies don’t sell” and that has been used as an excuse over and over again despite the fact that it is total horseshit
we’ve had a hulk film and a hulk reboot film after the first one flopped and that was BEFORE THE AVENGERS TOOK OVER THE WORLD. spider-man and the fantastic four are being relaunched because fox wants to cash in on the popularity of superhero films now. this is no longer a precarious genre. marvel can risk releasing one female superhero film and still make bank MERELY ON THE STRENGTH OF ITS FRANCHISE AT THE MOMENT, and that’s without the overwhelming evidence that WE AS AN AUDIENCE WANT TO SEE FEMALE SUPERHEROES
stop sucking hollywood’s dick by repeating this bullshit idea that the media is only influenced by popular demand
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in “To Have and Have Not” (1944)
You know you don’t have to act with me, Steve. You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and… blow.
Film noir is …
1. A French term meaning “black film,” or film of the night, inspired by the Series Noir, a line of cheap paperbacks that translated hard-boiled American crime authors and found a popular audience in France.
2. A movie which at no time misleads you into thinking there is going to be a happy ending.
3. Locations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places, of apartment buildings with a high turnover rate, of taxi drivers and bartenders who have seen it all.
4. Cigarettes. Everybody in film noir is always smoking, as if to say, “On top of everything else, I’ve been assigned to get through three packs today.” The best smoking movie of all time is “Out of the Past,” in which Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas smoke furiously at each other. At one point, Mitchum enters a room, Douglas extends a pack and says, “Cigarette?” and Mitchum, holding up his hand, says, “Smoking.”
5. Women who would just as soon kill you as love you, and vice versa.
6. For women: low necklines, floppy hats, mascara, lipstick, dressing rooms, boudoirs, calling the doorman by his first name, high heels, red dresses, elbowlength gloves, mixing drinks, having gangsters as boyfriends, having soft spots for alcoholic private eyes, wanting a lot of someone else’s women, sprawling dead on the floor with every limb meticulously arranged and every hair in place.
7. For men: fedoras, suits and ties, shabby residential hotels with a neon sign blinking through the window, buying yourself a drink out of the office bottle, cars with running boards, all-night diners, protecting kids who shouldn’t be playing with the big guys, being on first-name terms with homicide cops, knowing a lot of people whose descriptions end in “ies,” such as bookies, newsies, junkies, alkys, jockeys and cabbies.
8. Movies either shot in black and white, or feeling like they were.
9. Relationships in which love is only the final flop card in the poker game of death.
10. The most American film genre, because no society could have created a world so filled with doom, fate, fear and betrayal, unless it were essentially naive and optimistic.
Captain Marvel stole the spotlight on the cover of the Money section of USA Today! The paper devoted the better part of two pages to an article about the need for more superheroines in the movies. Nothing most of us didn’t already know, but it’s exciting to see it get attention!
maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.