popculturecraziness:

Second Take: Divergent
Second Take is a series of columns wherein I ask people familiar with the source material a movie is a based on to review films to judge how well the movie works as an adaptation, among other things.
Not incredibly well written or cohesive, but strangely addictive. That’s how I once described the Divergent trilogy of books. And it also seems like a fitting description for the film adaptation of the first novel in Veronica Roth’s series.
Most of the flaws of the film come straight from its very flawed source material. The worldbuilding is almost non-sensical and the plot is incredibly thin until the final act. The first three quarters of the movie play like one long training montage, and I’m not sure if it entirely works as a standalone film for viewers who may have not read the book series and have no idea where it is going. I’m also not entirely sure why they felt it was necessary to include songs by Ellie Goulding at key parts of the film, other than to sell the soundtrack, and it was completely jarring.
It’s not all bad news. It actually is a mostly faithful adaptation of the book. So if you have read it, your feelings on the book will likely match your feelings about the film. The casting works on nearly every level. Shailene Woodley brings Tris’ to life just as she is written, and even though Theo James is clearly a decade to old to play Four, he embodies the character perfectly. Kate Winslet mostly resists the urge to chew scenery like a lot of acclaimed actors tend to do in villainous roles, and plays Jeanine as the icy cold character that Roth created. My only real casting complaint is that the actors playing some of the Dauntless initiates look too similar and I can imagine someone who has not read the books would have a hard time differentiating between Peter, Will and Al.
Overall, the look of the world fits what I imagined as does the casting, but a weakly written book lead directly to a weakly written film. It’s definitely entertaining at times, but it quickly falls apart if you begin to question the story or the world it takes place in even a little bit.
This post was written by Lisa, who tells me that she did not get into reading YA literature until she was an adult. You can find her on twitter here.

popculturecraziness:

Second Take: Divergent

Second Take is a series of columns wherein I ask people familiar with the source material a movie is a based on to review films to judge how well the movie works as an adaptation, among other things.

Not incredibly well written or cohesive, but strangely addictive. That’s how I once described the Divergent trilogy of books. And it also seems like a fitting description for the film adaptation of the first novel in Veronica Roth’s series.

Most of the flaws of the film come straight from its very flawed source material. The worldbuilding is almost non-sensical and the plot is incredibly thin until the final act. The first three quarters of the movie play like one long training montage, and I’m not sure if it entirely works as a standalone film for viewers who may have not read the book series and have no idea where it is going. I’m also not entirely sure why they felt it was necessary to include songs by Ellie Goulding at key parts of the film, other than to sell the soundtrack, and it was completely jarring.

It’s not all bad news. It actually is a mostly faithful adaptation of the book. So if you have read it, your feelings on the book will likely match your feelings about the film. The casting works on nearly every level. Shailene Woodley brings Tris’ to life just as she is written, and even though Theo James is clearly a decade to old to play Four, he embodies the character perfectly. Kate Winslet mostly resists the urge to chew scenery like a lot of acclaimed actors tend to do in villainous roles, and plays Jeanine as the icy cold character that Roth created. My only real casting complaint is that the actors playing some of the Dauntless initiates look too similar and I can imagine someone who has not read the books would have a hard time differentiating between Peter, Will and Al.

Overall, the look of the world fits what I imagined as does the casting, but a weakly written book lead directly to a weakly written film. It’s definitely entertaining at times, but it quickly falls apart if you begin to question the story or the world it takes place in even a little bit.

This post was written by Lisa, who tells me that she did not get into reading YA literature until she was an adult. You can find her on twitter here.

4 weeks ago with 9 notes — via popculturecraziness
#i wrote a thing! #i should have written it better #but at least it's a thing! #and it gave me some sort of mature purpose to see divergent rather than just SHUT UP I WANTED TO AND I DON'T KNOW WHY BECAUSE I DIDN'T LIKE #the books that i didn't like and yet read all 3 #no one understands me #i don't understand me #also you should go to kacey's blog and read her review and all her stuff especially mcconaughey monday because it's my favorite #k bye #divergent



2 months ago with 1 note
#y'all wish you knew ha #unless you already know ha then you know what i'm saying #WILL TIPPIN IS MY VALENTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #CAN'T DO BETTER THAN THAT #submission



regularvowel:

In response to Vulture’s dismal list of the best romantic comedies since When Harry Met Sally, I decided to publish my own retort of an actual ranking of the best romantic comedies since When Harry Met Sally on my blog, Pop Culture Crazy.

But I need your help to do so! Therefore, if you can before February 14th at midnight EST, please submit to me a ranked list of up to ten of your favorite romantic comedies since 1989. You can either e-mail it to me at kconmovies@gmail.com or as a submission here.

Also please reblog and signal boost if you can! The more responses I get, the more accurate a ranking we’ll have! And if you have any questions feel free to ask me either in my askbox, on the previously mentioned e-mail or on twitter @regularvowel

Please help Kacey out! About 6 hours left to submit!

2 months ago with 70 notes — via regularvowel
#i regret my list #i should have thought longer #i'm a garbage person #signal boost



regularvowel:

In response to Vulture’s dismal list of the best romantic comedies since When Harry Met Sally, I decided to publish my own retort of an actual ranking of the best romantic comedies since When Harry Met Sally on my blog, Pop Culture Crazy.

But I need your help to do so! Therefore, if you can…

2 months ago with 70 notes — via regularvowel
#signal boost #because vulture sucks and Kacey rocks




HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA (weasleytook)!!! Let’s pretend Ewan is dancing and singing happy birthday to you! You’re ah-mazing, and I hope you have a wonderful day. <3

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA (weasleytook)!!! Let’s pretend Ewan is dancing and singing happy birthday to you! You’re ah-mazing, and I hope you have a wonderful day. <3

2 months ago with 5 notes — via chasethememories
#YOU GUYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYSSSSSS!!! LOOOK AT THIS #ha is the BEST person to know #not just on birthdays but all year round #THANK YOU ILU #MY BEAUTIFUL BOYFRIEND IS BIRTHDAY DANCING FOR ME!!! #AND FIREWORKS! #this is PERFECTION #(and she mentioned it was in the style of nick miller which just makes it MORE perfect) #thank you ha!!! #chasethememories



Happy Birthday, Lisa!

galfridian:

Two of my favorite people were born today. One of them is the lovely, wonderful weasleytook, and I need to take a moment here to talk to you about her. Lisa is incredible. She’s smart and loyal and fierce and stubborn and great. She’s talented. She’s genuine. She’s selfless. And if you don’t know her, you’re missing out. You should fix that. I promise your life will improve if you do. (She’s on Twitter more these days than on Tumblr.)

Lisa, I love you, and I hope you have a wonderful birthday befitting of how awesome a person you are. There’s fic coming for you later, probably in the evening. It isn’t much, but just know that if I could give you the stars (or Ewan McGregor), I absolutely would. You’re one of my best friends, not just of the moment but ever, and I can’t imagine my life these days without you in it.

I hope this year of your life treats you well!

Happy Birthday, Lisa!

I’m not reblogging to fish for attention from other people, just because Tumblr gives you like 4 characters to reply these days, so ha, whatever Tumblr.

THE POINT IS. YOU ARE GENUINELY MAKING ME CRY. (IN A GOOD WAY DON’T WORRY).

And please know that you never ever have to worry about giving me anything, stars, or Ewans or anything else, because I have the BEST gift possible every day, and that’s your friendship. Like, you genuinely don’t know how much it means to me that I know I always have you in my corner.

I love you so so so so so much, my beautiful soulmate. 

(Like honestly guys, if you at all like me and I’m not saying you do, then you would LOVE Jess, she’s way better than me.)

2 months ago with 5 notes — via galfridian
#we are mushy people #but it had to be said #galfridian #soulmates forever



thirddeadlysin:

There’s free worldwide shipping on most products from society6 this week so HEY GUESS WHAT: IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME
RULES
Reblog or like this post to win a small print from GAWKWARD!
You don’t have to follow me to win
Maximum two entries per person
No giveaway blogs
Deadline is January 25 at noon Eastern time (what time is that for me?)
I’ll choose one winner at random—if you win:
your askbox or fanmail must be open
you must reply with your address and your choice of print within 24 hours
If you don’t meet one of these two conditions, the print goes to the next randomly selected winner. 
Good luck! Signal boost?

thirddeadlysin:

There’s free worldwide shipping on most products from society6 this week so HEY GUESS WHAT: IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME

RULES

  • Reblog or like this post to win a small print from GAWKWARD!
  • You don’t have to follow me to win
  • Maximum two entries per person
  • No giveaway blogs
  • Deadline is January 25 at noon Eastern time (what time is that for me?)

I’ll choose one winner at random—if you win:

  • your askbox or fanmail must be open
  • you must reply with your address and your choice of print within 24 hours

If you don’t meet one of these two conditions, the print goes to the next randomly selected winner. 

Good luck! Signal boost?

2 months ago with 136 notes — via thirddeadlysin
#signal boost #because ish is the best #and her art is the best #and even if you don't win the giveaway you should buy pretty things from her shop okay? #i would if i were not poor as fuck rn



andthenisay → OR COURSE! your number one supplier of alias feels, no regrets!

you’re the best person. i don’t tell you that often enough.

3 months ago with 3 notes
#andthenisay



eronn-actually:

A few of my favorite Will-Tippin-discovering-the-Bristow-family-business moments.

3 months ago with 290 notes — via andthenisay, © eronn-actually
#i am glad this is on my dash #(and like of course it's al who put it there right? OF COURSE.) #because i am doing an alias rewatch and i love this show so fucking much #and WILL TIPPIN IS THE GODDAMN BEST #i am not looking forward to finishing s2 because then he is mostly gone and that will make me sad #SO SAD #i love you will tippin #alias



3 months ago with 1,638 notes — via andthenisay, © bigbangsheldon
#worst show #best ship #it's such a fucking mess #but the show that lives in my head is mainly about them and that's a much better place to be #it's this gifset but with more making out #thanks for the gifsets internet because it means i don't have to watch the show #big bang theory #sheldon-penny