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Aug. 17th, 2017 04:15 pm
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Title: Meliora
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Molly's Game     HD720p 92MB
Thriller that tells the story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer (Idris Elba), who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Chris O'Dowd and Bill Camp are also part of the cast. Directorial debut of renowned screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Steve Jobs, The West Wing).
If you like what you see, and want to shorten the waiting period until the movie gets released, I recommend watching Miss Sloane.

The Death of Stalin     HD720p 21MB
Dark comedy about the internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia, directed by writer/director Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, Veep, Alan Partridge). In the days following Stalin's collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive. All-star cast includes Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Tambor, Rupert Friend, Andrea Riseborough, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Michael Palin and Olga Kurylenko.
Hilarious. Looks like some of the scenes could've easily been taken from the current White House.

The Florida Project     HD720p 82MB
Moving and poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, the movie follows 6-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley over a single summer. The two live week to week at a budget motel, but despite these surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee is filled with joy, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and adventure as she and her ragtag playmates fearlessly explore the unique world into which they’ve been thrown. As Moonee and Halley make the most of each day —including their alternately friendly and argumentative encounters with the motel's stern but compassionate manager (Willem Dafoe) - the film demonstrates that anywhere can be a Magic Kingdom. Directed by Sean Baker (Tangerine, Starlet).
This looks nice. Different role than usual for Dafoe. Was very well received at festivals.

The Wilde Wedding     HD720p 64MB
Comedy in which a now-retired film star (Glenn Close) prepares for her wedding to husband number four (Patrick Stewart) after a whirlwind courtship. At her upstate New York home – in the presence of both her first husband (John Malkovich), and their collective families (Minnie Driver, Jack Davenport, Yael Stone, Peter Facinelli, Noah Emmerich, Grace Van Patten) – the long summer weekend offers the opportunity for everyone to get to know each other a bit more intimately. As sexual sparks begin to fly, there are unforeseen consequences abound.
I fear it will be not as funny as it should be given its cast.

First They Killed My Father     HD720p 21MB
Drama based on the memoir by Cambodian-born Loung Ung, which recounts the author’s horrifying childhood experiences under the murderous Khmer Rouge regime in her native Cambodia. Directed by Angelina Jolie (By the Sea, Unbroken, In the Land of Blood and Honey).
There's apparently already some controversy about the movie. It will start streaming September 15 on Netflix.

115 Duck Tales Icons

Aug. 12th, 2017 02:08 pm
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CANON: Duck Tales (2017)
CHARACTERS: Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Louie, Dewey
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Embrace the Trickster

Aug. 10th, 2017 10:36 am
soc_puppet: [Homestuck] God tier "Blood" themed Dreamsheep (Sheep of Blood)
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One of my favorite imaginary pantheon headcanons is that the deity of Love moonlights as the Trickster. Or possibly the Trickster moonlights as Love. Or maybe they're the same being, or maybe they're twins and switch places sometimes for kicks and giggles (because Love likes playing pranks sometimes, and Trickster maybe has a secret soft spot for humanity (see also: stealing fire, etc)), or maybe they're lovers and their fusion form and/or child is Romantic Comedy (who possibly sometimes changes to Romantic Tragedy when they're feeling down).

Point being, I feel like Love and the Trickster have a lot of potential chemistry together. The kind that makes really cool reactions and sometimes explosions. And just way too much in common in general. And no one can convince me otherwise.
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Mother!     HD720p 80MB
Trailer for a psychological horror thriller written and directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream). Brief summary reads that a couple's (Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem) relationship is tested when uninvited guests (Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer) arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Will take part in the official competition next month in Venice. I'll edit the post when a technically better version becomes available. Done, entry edited.

Marjorie Prime     HD720p 15MB
Drama set in the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie (Lois Smith) - a jumble of disparate, fading memories - has a handsome new companion (Jon Hamm) who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. His immersive presence ignites feelings and memories both good and troubling for Marjorie, her daughter (Geena Davis), and her son-in-law (Tim Robbins). Directed by Michael Almereyda (Hamlet, Experimenter, Nadja).
You can see that it was based on a play. Was mostly well received at Sundance.

Call Me By Your Name     HD720p 83MB
Relationship drama set during the summer of 1983 in northern Italy, in which Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a 17-year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family's seventeenth century villa lazily transcribing music and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming, 24-year-old American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of this sensual setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will change their lives forever. Directed by Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I Am Love).
Was very well received at festivals.

Loving Vincent     HD720p 71MB
A fully oil painted feature film, that brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists. More than six years in the making with the help of 125 specially trained painters, the movie is a uniquely animated film composed of 65,000 painted frames. Among the actors that are painted are Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Chris O'Dowd, Saoirse Ronan, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aidan Turner, John Sessions and Helen McCrory.
The style is clearly based on van Gogh's. But is looks similar to the rotoscoping used in Waking Life. But certainly an interesting mix of film and painting.

LBJ     HD720p 24MB
Biopic about U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House, directed by Rob Reiner (A Few Good Men, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally). After John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963, it fell immediately to Vice President Johnson (Woody Harrelson) to take up the mantle of Commander in Chief. No other president of the last century began his time in office under such sombre circumstances, and few have begun their terms attempting to navigate such national turmoil. This was the era of the Civil Rights Movement and the escalation of the Vietnam War. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Donovan, Richard Jenkins and Bill Pullman are also part of the cast.
Festival reviews from last fall weren't too kind.

Coming soon

Aug. 7th, 2017 10:09 pm
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A post about how this most recent AI was my most stressful since 2007, the year I joined staff (because the entire previous Registration team had quit and Registration is kinda vital to having a convention).

It will probably be a few more days, though. I've had exactly two days off since the con, and have slept through most of both of them.

On the plus side, I've got a second minion now, and very good important plans for making next year that much less stressful.

Socchan is writing a fic

Aug. 6th, 2017 08:09 pm
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No, it isn't any of the ones mentioned in the most recent Plunny Hutch glance (though I've got a few scraps jotted down for one of those). I'm having a lot of fun with it, though, and also really noticing some of my writing habits. Like:

* Someone is talking. There is a 50% chance I skip dialogue tags altogether, and a 30% chance that I use a tag other than a form of "said". (These numbers are just rough estimates.)
* I document just about every single movement or action a person can take, including expressions. I'm interpreting this to mean that I'm a very visual writer (which doesn't really surprise me, since I have a pretty significant focus on visual media and arts). I think I like this, though it probably also makes my writing seem very "busy".
* A lot of sentences I write are sentences-and-a-half. Like, first a sentence does a thing, and then another thing that's kinda related. For most of my sentences, not even just a few. I'm trying to reproduce the effect here, can you tell? This is a structure I write a whole lot. ...I'm not sure what, if anything, I could do to change it, or even if I want to change it, so for now I'm just accepting it as a personal style thing. More thinking can come on this after I finish this fic. ...And maybe a few more on top of it :P

Between those characteristics, I'm rather tempted to characterize my writing style as dynamic. Which I think I kinda like? IDK how accurate other people would find that description, though. I definitely feel like it's fast-paced, which might be something I need to consider in the future if I want to refine my technique. There's probably some sort of pros-cons list of different writing styles out there, traps to avoid, etc etc. Not something I'm terribly concerned about at the moment, especially since I'm basically writing pure fluff right now. I might look someday, though.