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33097 No. 33097 ID: 798a48 hide watch quickreply [Reply]

Kind of an overblown title and a topic that's hardly press-stopping.


To be frank, I don't care the way they want me to care, and I don't watch movies either. But if someone really ever wanted to press me on it, I'd say it's less a white thing and more of a Jew thing.

Speaking of Fantastic Flop, internet mill's saying that the movie had a willfully poor production value and Josh Trank is such a basket case that he got fired by Disney from the upcoming Star Wars movies.

Kate Mara was on with Kelly Ripa and she said that nobody in the crowd at Comic-Con noticed them outside their panel.

I don't really feel sorry about what Fox has done for the same reasons that despite being Asian I'm not really railing for more Asian-Americans in Hollywood. Capeshit's a business just like show business is a business, and unless the diversity crowd can bend the producers' ears in the future (which they might), it won't matter if they're already controlling the art and letters in the comics themselves, because all the Kamala Khan or Miles Morales or whatever merch isn't going to cut it for the bottom line. Their respective top audience demographics that bring in the most bucks are neither minorities nor women.

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>> No. 33112 ID: f2c4ed
Just off the top of my head, I was thinking of Sanaa Lathan's character in the first Aliens Vs. Predator movie. Yeah, the movie was not Oscar material, but it wasn't bad, and she did a wonderful job with what she had to work with. Black, female, action-movie star.

Anderson in Ender's Game was black, I don't remember her or Graff even having race mentioned in the book. It was a good casting call.

I think a lot of the problem is that roles are either written for characters that couldn't really easily be race-switched because they're written to have a certain background (How to make a lower-middle-class wannabe-soldier like Captain America black, without turning it into a racial commentary on 1940s Brooklyn?) , or that they're heavily (badly) stereotypical.

I haven't read the comics, was Iron Man's buddy Rhodes white? Wouldn't have mattered, really, and that was an example of a role that literally any race could have played, and played well. Same with Falcon. The Matrix was all over the place, and well-cast as well.

But then, you also have the Fast and Furious movies, which are diverse as hell, but they're all fairly stupid stereotypes, too. Big muscly guys, cars and hoes, lotsa booze, etc... It's not helping the situation when folks of Race B are acting in movies that make them all look like assholes or fools.

I don't have a problem with the Human Torch being black, I have a problem if that characterization turns, for lack of a gentler way to phrase it, into gangsta ghetto trash. It's the culture, not the skin color, and separating the two in film seems to be a very tricky thing.

I mean, look at the two Bad Boys movies. Black heroes, but instead of being cool, professional, and upstanding, you've got Martin Lawrence. Will Smith yelled a lot, but I'd be angry and yelling too, if I had to deal with that number of gunfights and an utterly fucktarded partner. But how do I, as a white guy, write a movie where there's a proper (let's say "equal to the demographic disposition of America") number of females and blacks, if the current crop of black actors is of a certain culture, but I'm writing a movie about some calm, collected scientists and soldiers dealing with an alien invasion?

I mean, I'm a few thousand words into a story about an alien invasion. Let's say the book (which I'll probably never finish, because I'm lazy as fuck) is a huge hit, and they want it adapted into a movie. Let's say that I'm not really the type to talk much about the skin tones of my characters, so the character of "Paul Stone, radioastronomer, audiophile, and all-around average guy who gets tapped to be on the First Contact team by his local gov't " gets played by a black guy. Easily doable, right up to the point where they start decidin
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>> No. 33113 ID: 90a126
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From the first link.

>film lovers wanting to see change in Hollywood have the opportunity to vote with their dollars. So whether you’re supporting Michael B. Jordan in Fantastic Four or Meryl Streep in Ricki and the Flash, make your moviegoing bucks count for something this weekend.

Most film lovers and goers might want change but they want a good movie more.

Both those movies are just going by ranking alone fucking terrible. Really fucking terrible in the case of Fant4stic and average to bad for Ricki and the Flash. They are bad movies. Ricki and the Flash was apparently a poorly written Diablow Cody movie and Fant4stic was a jumbled mess made by some immature asshole. Also The Thing without pants.

They aren't bad movies because black Johnny Storm or because there is a vagina in the movie not about the Scarlett Speedster, they are just bad. And people shouldn't expect people to watch bad movies just because they have minorities or women.

If movies starring or made by minorities and women are good then it stands to reason if we carry the one, reverse the polarity on the proton couplers that those movies will have people watching them. People watch movies with Denzel Washington when they are good. People watch movies made by Robert Rodrigious and Del Toro when they are good and mostly stopped when Rob made shitty Spy Kids and shitty NotShirtlessShirtlessWerewolfBoy and RedheadLoliGirl. Oprah movies get watched by buttloads of people even if they rewrite history.

Most people watching movies don't give a shite if the main actor or actress is white or negroid or male or woman. Most people watching movies watch because it looks like a good movie or because they like the main actor/actress.

Now right now most big name actors and actresses are white. But they aren't big names because they are white, its because people enjoy their performances.
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>> No. 33115 ID: df12a0
>was Iron Man's buddy Rhodes white?

No. And neither was Falcon.

My only issue is when the actor, presence-wise, doesn't fit the role; Don Cheadle's a fine actor. For certain roles; "military man" is not one of them, IMO.

Same goes for Will Smith, Martin Lawrence & Jamie Foxx. None of them suspend my disbelief that they are supposed to be "action stars." I primarily see them as comedians.

Terrence Howard? Yes, I can see him as an action star/military man. Michael Jai White? Yes. Denzel Washington? Yes (and Goddamn if he hasn't played military men convincingly). Tucker Smallwood (Commodore Ross in "Space: Above & Beyond")? Yes.

No. 33103 ID: adbbc9 hide watch quickreply [Reply]

so i did a thing
>> No. 33108 ID: adbbc9
im honestly sad that this has received no comments and according to youtube all of the times it ha been watched aside from one are me........

how did i fuck it up?

is it because i spelled friend wrong?
>> No. 33109 ID: adbbc9
do i suck or is this site actually dieing outside of the DMZ?
>> No. 33111 ID: a34477
/m/ is deadish, its a cool video.

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  The old generation typically describes the new generation as having it soft, but the statistics won't back that up anymore.
Cost Of Living In America Today Vs. 1980
Published on Jul 20, 2015 https://youtu.be/dmUV5hnwQTM
Most living expenses have gone up in price since 1980 (even when you adjust for inflation). That includes cars, homes, education – almost everything, except for our paychecks. Here's why paying for a house, a car and a college degree was possible in 1980 – but not so much today.
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>> No. 33040 ID: c550c6
  Filthy Frank is always relevant
>> No. 33098 ID: 304e9b
$100/hr minimum wage
>> No. 33102 ID: 9aea35
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>> No. 33107 ID: 963c4b
I guess they have elevated corporate cock-sucking to a science?
Nah, it's still an art, premised on lies propagated by well-financed pundits and shameless sycophants.

The evidence is clear: increasing the minimum wage doesn't cost jobs - Increases to the minimum wage do one thing: make life better for the low paid. They don't cause unemployment, no matter what big business says. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jun/11/the-evidence-is-clear-increasing-the-minimum-wage-doesnt-cause-unemployment

Minimum Wage Mythbusters: http://www.dol.gov/minwage/mythbuster.htm
Myth: Increasing the minimum wage will cause people to lose their jobs.
Not true: A review of 64 studies on minimum wage increases found no discernable effect on employment. Additionally, more than 600 economists, seven of them Nobel Prize winners in economics, have signed onto a letter in support of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016.

Myth: Small business owners can't afford to pay their workers more, and therefore don't support an increase in the minimum wage.
Not true: A June 2014 survey found that more than 3 out of 5 small business owners support increasing the minimum wage to $10.10. Small business owners believe that a higher minimum wage would benefit business in important ways: 58% say raising the minimum wage would increase consumer purchasing power. 56% say raising the minimum wage would help the economy. In addition, 53% agree that with a higher minimum wage, businesses would benefit from lower employee turnover, increased productivity and customer satisfaction.

Caller: Increasing Minimum Wage will Bring Inflation https://youtu.be/v8bnRfvMVMg
>> No. 33110 ID: cd4a7e
>$35 gallon of milk
>$40 gallon of gas
>$1000 cell phone bill
>no firearm cheaper than $2000

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33048 No. 33048 ID: 4930b8 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Are you guys excited for the new all female socially empowering Ghost Busters!?
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My sides are gone.
>> No. 33079 ID: 4930b8
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>only post the not-horrible photos
>cry about trolls and misogynists
>> No. 33080 ID: 4930b8
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>> No. 33099 ID: e9c3ed

Brother just sent me this.
>> No. 33101 ID: 9aea35
>everyone sleeping
>try to laugh quietly
>force it down
>laughed so much
>force it down harder
>too much
>gotta be quiet
>pressure builds up
>burst a capillary in my nose
>finally laughing out loud
>roommate barges in
>"keep it down! im trying to slee-"
>im giggling like a maniac
>slowly turn head towards door
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No. 33043 ID: 2404e6 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
  Got bored and ended up browsing trailers on youtube when I spotted this.

It looks entertaining.
>> No. 33045 ID: c550c6
I saw it, pretty entertaining.
>> No. 33046 ID: e9c3ed
  Saw this in the related videos.

I definitely want to see this.
>> No. 33047 ID: e9c3ed
  Also in the related videos.

I like Matthew Fox and post-apocalyptic settings in subzero temperatures.
>> No. 33071 ID: 2404e6
Oh you mean "Michael Weston kills zombie vampires in the cold: The Movie"? Yeah I wanna see it.

Gf and I want to see this.
>> No. 33076 ID: a4bc16

Judging from the thumbnail, that is a movie about an outbreak of space-herpes in a small midwestern town, and that girl there is patient zero who sucked off an alien and now is spreading the space-herpes to everyone in town?

I'm not going to watch the trailer now because I'm sure thats way more interesting than what it really is.

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  >watching The Last Ship
>guy disagree with captain and immediately shits his pants at the stare back
>"Yes Sir" cocks gun
>no sound of gun cocking
>sweet sound editing
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>> No. 33012 ID: e9c3ed
Be still my dog of war. I understand your pain. We all lost someone we love. But, we do this my way.

Whispering this to a poodle with a purple mohawk wearing chaps with the name "Wez" on the dog collar.

We do it my way. Fear is our ally. The guzzaline will be ours. Then you shall have your revenge.
>> No. 33015 ID: df12a0

Yeah, but don't forget that the SEAL's black buddy died (off-screen, even!) when it was necessary to the plot.
>> No. 33041 ID: 9aea35
Russian uniforms look wrong to me somehow, idk maybe they were updated

What I want to know is where they got the actual ships we see in the film, are they just file footage and clever sets, or actual vessels?
>> No. 33042 ID: 134a40
I would imagine a shitton of stock footage or preplanned scenes
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>What I want to know is where they got the actual ships we see in the film, are they just file footage and clever sets, or actual vessels?

According to wiki and google, they used the USS Halsey and USS Dewey for the Nathan James and also filmed aboard USS Iowa (most likely for the Ruskie ship). For interiors there is recreations of the interiors of the boats the pilot was filmed in but enlarged to handle the cast and crew.




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Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed to present a new car show on the Amazon Prime streaming service in one of the biggest coups in TV history.

The programme will air for the first time next year and be produced by former Top Gear executive Andy Wilman, an old school friend of Clarkson’s who is credited with revamping the format and turning it into the world’s most successful factual TV show.

The deal ends months of speculation about the future of the most bankable star on British TV following Clarkson’s spectacular departure from the BBC after 27 years.

BBC director general Tony Hall refused to renew the 55 year old’s contract after a notorious “fracas” at a Yorkshire hotel in March when Top Gear's frontman hit producer Oisin Tymon during a row about catering arrangements.

I'm very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with .@AmazonVideo

— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015

Co-presenters Hammond and May also bowed out saying that working with Clarkson’s replacement - later revealed to be Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans - was “a non-starter.”

The new Amazon show will not feature Top Gear’s mysterious driver The Stig. Jeremy Clarkson, who previously spoke of his sadness and deep regret at leaving the BBC said today: “I feel like I’ve climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship.
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>> No. 33025 ID: 2404e6
>Amazon prime

Hate you so much right now amazon.
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>factual TV show

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  The Praça da Figueira or" Square of the Fig Tree" in Lisbon, Portugal is a bustling place filled with shops, hotels, and cafes. But tucked near one of its corners is a very special shop that is easy to miss: Hospital de Bonecas, also known as the Dolls Hospital.

Established in 1830, the Hospital de Bonecas has been fixing broken, dirty, and disheveled dolls for 185 years. It's far from the only hospital of its kind—there are hundreds of doll hospitals around the world—but it's definitely one of the oldest. It seems that even in an age of disposable and mass produced merchandise, people still have special relationships with their dolls. How can you throw away a friend, after all? And the Hospital de Bonecas clientale is primarily adults. Many older customers in their 50s and 60s come to have a beloved doll from their childhood give a new life.

At another well-known doll hospitals, "un’ospedale delle bambole" in Rome, Federico Squatrito and his mother Gelsomina sit in a minuscule workspace and help nurse ailing dolls back to health. In Sydney, Australia the "Original Doll Hospital" was started back in 1913 and says it has has healed over two million dolls.

Many famous doll companies from American Girl dolls to Madame Alexander dolls have specialized doll hospitals. In Cleveland, Georgia Babyland General goes one step further. Both a store and museum of the famous 1980s Cabbage Patch Doll, it has doll delivery unit complete with nurses and doctors in full scrubs. During a "delivery" it is announced that the mother cabbage is fully dilated but will need "10 CC's of imagicillin, stat!" to deliver the new Cabbage Patch baby.

However Babyland General, has nothing on the fast growing doll movement of "Reborning." In this process a standard vinyl doll is painted, sculpted, and transformed to look as much like a real human baby as possible, often in honor of a child who died. Also known as "unliving dolls," the customers are almost all adults who are willing to pay many of thousands of dollars for an incredibly lifelike human replica.

The dolls are so realistic there have been a number of incidents where the police have smashed windows to rescue a Reborn doll from cars in order to rush them to the hospital only to find they were a doll. (Of course, the police could have taken the Reborn doll to a hospital, just not the one they were thinking of.)


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