[Medium-sized movies] are too risky. If you look at movies like… I guess, All the President’s Men was important enough and based on a big enough transgression. But take a movie like Klute – I don’t think that movie would be made today. I mean, The Godfather would have a hard time being made today. Even if you could put up the $75 million it would take to make that movie today, and you could guarantee that it would be one of the greatest movies of all time, people would still go, “$75 million? I dunno man, that’s a lot of bread…” There are realities to our business. The bottom has fallen out. Dramas that cost more than $20 million, you’re taking a big risk. I think Soderbergh was right. And it’s sad. I think the thing is to make movies cheaper. People are migrating to television to find characters that aren’t spandex-clad superheroes.

David Fincher, in response to the question Did you see Soderbergh’s speech in San Francisco? He was lamenting the death of medium-sized movies. (via cinematicfantastic)

verticalfood:

Simple Hawaiian Sliders (by Simple Green Moms)

verticalfood:

Simple Hawaiian Sliders (by Simple Green Moms)

sochiroll:

Creamy Broccoli Chicken Shells and Cheese from Cooking Classy

sochiroll:

Creamy Broccoli Chicken Shells and Cheese from Cooking Classy

do-not-touch-my-food:

Peach Pineapple Smoothie

do-not-touch-my-food:

Peach Pineapple Smoothie

i just want to cry for days.

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prettypasta:

Shells with Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

prettypasta:

Shells with Red Pepper Tomato Sauce

In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.

Toni Morrison (via oldblueeyes)

thricehalfbaked:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes (by Sally’s Baking Addiction)

thricehalfbaked:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes (by Sally’s Baking Addiction)

confectionerybliss:

Roasted Hatch Chiles and Cheddar Biscuits | Spoon Fork Bacon

confectionerybliss:

Roasted Hatch Chiles and Cheddar Biscuits | Spoon Fork Bacon

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Rooney attends the Calvin Klein Collection fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Spring Studios on September 11, 2014 in New York City

Rooney attends the Calvin Klein Collection fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Spring Studios on September 11, 2014 in New York City

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.


Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

"If you have to talk, remember to ask a lot of Wh- questions to get more than a yes or no answer."

Nymphomaniac: Vol.1 (2013) dir. Lars von Trier

imsirius:

“[Lucien] liked him, always has, and was amused, entertained; they wrote poems together, manifestoes of the ‘New Vision’, rushed around with books, had bull sessions in [Lucien]’s Dalton Hall room where he hardly ever slept”  - Jack Kerouac, “Vanity of Duluoz”