Whenever you’re feeling down, just remember that Mulan was a real person.
Hua Mulan went to war at 15 years old and eventually led the army for almost a decade, leading countless attacks and winning victories for China. Decorated with honors, she returned home to her happy, living parents. When her army friends visited her, they found out that she was a woman and accepted it.
Next excuse for limiting women’s rights, please.
She was not the only woman who did this, either
I would remark on how SJWs think everything is real and inspiring without doing research outside of Tumblr, but the OP deleted her post upon realisation that Hua Mulan is just a character in a poem.
Did a double bill of traditionally animated films today. Nice. One of them was Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea, the second one was Moomins on the Riviera. Let me tell you about the first one.
Song of the Sea is now my #4 favourite film this year, behind Boyhood, LEGO and Whiplash. It is flipping adorable! But it’s also moving in its portrayl of a family suffering from loss - it handles a brother-sister relationship in ways not even Disney could, as male protagnist Ben fails to see what makes her sister, Saoirse, so special until he takes the journey. He couldn’t even remember what happened to his mother. I’ve been having a cold for quite a while now, so if you bring tissues by the time this officially comes out and you have a cold too, be sure to bring lots of them. It will surely affect your feels by its beauty, as well as its tragedy. This is why I love hand drawn animation. Speaking of which…
Moomins on the Riviera is the first actual Moomin film in 22 years; between these two are a couple of compilations of bits from the stop-motion TV series. This return is in no way a masterpiece. But it’s about the Moomins going on holiday, why should you expect it to be? This charming adaptation of the comic strips gets everything right - Snorkmaiden’s still a double-crosser, Little My still loves a bit of chaos and the urchins are still misunderstood. There is no gross-out humour in any form - the worst it can do is gambling, smoking and alcohol, all of which were in the original story. It’s one thing for this to happen in the 50’s, but in a family film completed in 2014 it’s really something else. I was amused.
Like the Japanese adaptation of Comet in Moominland, the family brings Little My and a few other familiar characters with them, resulting in a couple of new subplots and especially more mischief to make them useful. While the whole thing’s not entirely hilarious, adults are sure to get some of the chuckles from their children at times, including one of the characters doing a Prince and the Pauper routine as an excuse to stay in the Riviera. The voice cast in the English dub is full of Brits; with a story like this, I can’t hear them speaking in any other accent. After all, our heroes are humble, simple folks who find themselves in aristocrat hell. There’s no better place than simplicity, and given that I had to travel through the city to see this, I can relate.
Clearly this film had to be seen - it’s the most hand-drawn film of the year, with absolutely no CG effects, and its characters have the kind of recognition the Smurfs have and look what happened to them. Perhaps I’m being a bit overenthusiatic with this whole festival experience, but I can assure any hardcore Moomin fans that this movie was made for you - it may not top Comet in Moominland, but is it really trying to? It’s a refreshing film to watch in a time where familiar characters are getting the treatments they don’t deserve, even during anniversaries, and that’s all that matters.
The photos above feature the cast and crew behind Song of the Sea, including Tomm Moore, who attended the Thief and the Cobbler screening, as well as the voices of Ben (the second person on the left in the last photo) and Saoirse (the girl in the white dress). Two films are left for me in this festival: one of the craziest Korean animations ever made, and a more fitting closure to the festival than Fury.
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We’ll wait and see how the Weinsteins treat this. For the UK dub, The Unbeatables, they added British celebs like Rupert Grint, Anthony Head and newcomer Eve Ponsonby, with Peter Serafinowicz doing a faux American accent as a twist on the “Brit is the only baddie” gig. References to the likes of Manchester United were added for extra appeal.
Say what you want, studios, but Foosball will always be the best title.
This is Eric’s response to the fat Kerry Adarvez pic I did:
Okay, how can I put this in retrospect? Oh, I know, this new artwork Maxtaro made as a response to my “Minako Anino Reaction Meme”. FAT: Meh, trains are sexier
And honestly, I don’t give a shit on what he said about or my uncommon interest, or was I offended by it. In fact, the people who commented on my Reaction Meme where on my side, such as .
And this will be my one and only response to Max, because I’m not gonna go down the same road I had during my fight with another douche who’s name shall not be mentioned, as I only just told my opinion, because everyone has the right to express their opinions on everything, and you know what they always said, “Hater’s Gonna Hate”.
So he didn’t comment on my pic directly, some guy who goes around whining about how SICK AND WRONG fatties are did. Neither he or the other guy know what chubby chasers are still, and I would’ve told Eric that instead if he hadn’t gone all TomPreston on me and Deviously Denied me beforehand. It’s his opinion, after all, he should let me give a little more insight into why I disagree. I haven’t even blocked the other guy. While I’m glad he’s given up on me (for now), remember that there’s worse things out there than feederism. Believe me, there is worse. Oh, you don’t know what feederism is either? Tut, tut, tut…
A photo from the Whiplash premiere, with director Damien Chazelle and leads J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller. This film is awesome; as far as I can tell it features the snappiest editing you will have seen this/next year. But most importantly, it casts Simmons perfectly and Miles Teller ups his promise as a spectacular actor and drummer. DISNEY WAKE UP AND ANNOUNCE A RELEASE DATE FOR THE SPECTACULAR NOW ALREADY
Here’s producer Bruna Papandrea, screenwriter Nick Thornby, the real Cheryl Strayed and Reese Witherspoon at the UK premiere of Wild, not to be confused with the film I saw yesterday, opening nationwide in January of bloody course. Is it as good as Dallas Buyer’s Club? No, but is it good? Mm-hm. It’s a little reminder that sometimes if our lives are terrible, we need to get away from it all even if those memories come back to haunt us.
For those who don’t know, Maxtaro’s one of those twisted people who are fanboys of Iian Robbins (TheForbiddenDookBag) who trolled me a couple of years ago, and sextremely fat girls in half of his art (And just when you think Engine’s Tonight and the whole ThomasXTwilight Sparkle pairing was bad enough). Don’t believe me? Well, take a look at one of his art. Fatsos that are actually gross
Sure, some of his other art may not be like that, but not only does Max draw super fat people, but he also sometimes draws in Iian’s style, and as someone who’s into Giantesses (Gentle Ones), half of his art’s really messed up for my taste, and at least when my friend did something like this, he only did it to The Powerpuff Girls in their Teen forms as part of a story he thought up where the girls (Mostly Bubbles) gain weight thanks to Mojo Jojo, but managed to get restored to their original weights.
And before any of you leave comments, NO this is NOT a hate pic. This is just my opinion on half of Max’s Art he posted on DeviantART.
Yeah, this comes from Edwardengine, someone in the talking train fandom who believes that my Canadian pen pal “trolled” him even though he wasn’t really trolling. He also puts talking trains into anime. He doesn’t seem to have grown up in years.
And about that “fat PPG” story? If anything, you can blame naruto1234007, who’s requested everyone to draw the same thing no matter what taste they have in fatty wank. Trust me, as much as I love fatties, I don’t go that far.
I’m so, so sorry.
Wild Tales was the LFF’s Laugh Gala premiere. Had I not attended, I’d have to wait until March to see this film. And I’m so glad I did.
Wild Tales, produced by Pedro Almodóvar, saves anthology comedy film from future disaster. It’s everything Movie 43 wasn’t; while Movie 43 got a gratuitous number of directors to waste their talents on following the same type of humour, the movie I just saw is all done by one director, and some of the jokes are disgusting yet all six segments are funny in just the right ways. They have actual storytelling. They start off serious for more or less than a few minutes, but then a joke comes and each story becomes a romp, and it’s some of the smartest comedic timing I’ve seen in a foreign film.
What makes these stories even better is that they are all original. They don’t parody other works directly, they each go for feels other than the whole thing’s “black comedy” approach and they are never, ever predictable. Their environments are realistic and their humour is universal and never out-of-the-blue raunch. Oh, I’m a sucker for certain raunchy comedies, but I highly reccommend this movie if you want a break from stoner jokes; it’s the finest anthology comedy since Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.
The guy in black is director Damián Szifrón, whose Q&A was equally hilarious. I couldn’t take a better photo - when I tried to get a better view, the staff wouldn’t let me. I saw this at the Curzon Chelsea, one of the last cinemas to have an old-fashioned marquee and pretty much the most anti-Hollywood cinema in the country. It’s also having problems. Save it!