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benjgray:

Japanese posters for SyFy classics - in each case a lot cooler than the films actually were!
From top to bottom;
1. Behemoth.
2. Dinocroc Vs Supergator.
3. Swamp Shark.
4. Dinoshark.
5. Moby Dick 2012.
6. Sharktopus.
7. Mega Shark Vs Crocosaurus.
8. Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus.
9. Mega Piranha.

HOLY FUCKING SHIT

サメ週間愚痴 !

Japanese DVD shelves are full of this stuff, with knock-offs (Alien vs Alien, et al) often just rows away from their target Hollywood blockbusters

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Did Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” movie give the Sphinx a white/European makeover?

The backlash against Ridley Scott’s Exodus is gathering momentum. After Noah’s mixed reception earlier this year, more and more people are sick of seeing movies with “whitewashed” casts: White actors representing historical figures who almost certainly were not white.

The latest accusation of Exodus whitewashing relates to someone who technically isn’t even a character: the Sphinx.

The likeliest explanation is that the sculpture in this picture is not the Sphinx, but is in fact a statue of Ramses. This means that it would have been based on actor Joel Edgerton’s face. 

Unfortunately, this just makes the whitewashed casting even more blatant, because real statues of Ramses II simply do not look like that. So while Exodus may not have made a “white version” of the Sphinx, Egyptian culture is still being erased and rewritten to fit in with the film’s predominantly white cast of actors.

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tl;dr, yes, they made an Egyptian statue’s face white.

I might have shared that “sphinx” photo before, so here’s the story behind it

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Remember in 1993 when Jurassic Park was like…the end all, be all of special effects?

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not gonna lie that still looks intimately real

It’s interesting to look back at Jurassic Park in this day and age. The sauropods come off as fakey-fake, but the T-Rex is still 100% convincing.

it looks real because that’s a physical effect. that’s an actor staring at a giant prop and it’s not alive but it’s real.

one of the key reasons Jurassic Park has such staying power is the mix of computers and props. The CGI was generally limited to scenes where the actors and dinosaurs had no interaction.

see also: Terminator 2, which for all its glitz only has about 9 CGI shots in the whole movie. The rest were physical effects.

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feferi-captor:

get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.

please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.

May I also add that The Prince of Egypt’s accuracy has been approved by not only Christianity, but by Judaism and Islam as well! So it’s actually the most accurately told version out there!

Prince of Egypt has always been one of my favourite movies. The fact that there was an awesome animated movie about Jews also made me feel less weird about being the only Jewish kid around when I was growing up.

I know there’s that whole thing where you get similar films coming out at the same time, but lauded directors making white man films that turn biblical stories into massive battle scenes?

Twice in a year?

What the shit?

In all fairness, it should be pointed out that the all-star cast of The Prince of Egypt was mostly white:

  • Val Kilmer
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Danny Glover - exception!
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Helen Mirren
  • Steve Martin
  • Martin Short

but it’s still probably a better movie than Moses: Man of Action

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why did movies stop using x-rays to show damage

they should bring this back, and not with CG either

if it’s good enough for 80s Hong Kong moviegoers it’s good enough for me

why did movies stop using x-rays to show damage

they should bring this back, and not with CG either

if it’s good enough for 80s Hong Kong moviegoers it’s good enough for me

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briangefrich:

Here’s all the Comic Con Age of Ultron posters put together.

so that’s Vision in the upper-left hand corner, right? Who’s playing Vision?

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t33j:

"7.9 of out 10"

"Very dramatic, but the one-camera perspective feels terribly dated. And the suspension of disbelief required to buy into the idea that a bullet could curve through the air is just ridiculous. Two thumbs down."

"no sound, bad focus, sad ending. zero stars"

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  • Question: honestly curious, why does it offend you? - Anonymous
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    alexsummres:

    i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

    all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

    here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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    from top to left to right:

    KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

    traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

    it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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    lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

    she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

    just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

    let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

    this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

    if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

    i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

    i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

    as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

    feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

    holy SHIT Lucy is not out in Japan yet so I had no idea

    i was going to give it a chance because i like Scarlett and it sounded like a lark but what the FUCK is happening in these scenes?

    granted I haven’t seen it yet but…yikes

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With 23 “official” films in 50+ years, James Bond has a dedicated following around the world. But even fans admit (and debate) which films are must-see and which can be ignored. I’m here to deliver my definitive opinion which is completely arbitrary.

Films skipped: 11 out of 23.

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Inspired by FILM CRIT HULK’s week of Bond analysis, I made a list of James Bond movies to watch for Skippable. The hardest part was admitting to myself how many of Roger Moore’s films can be skipped.

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