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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Chapters 8-15

Posted August 28 with 3,742 notes via: mhysas
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vulkhaleesi:

To those who say that whitewashing in Hollywood isn’t a thing:

  • Irene from the movie Drive was Latina in the original novel, and her name was Irina. Carey Mulligan, a white woman, was cast in the part without an audition.
  • The movie A Beautiful Mind is based on a true story. In real life, however, Alicia Nash, John Nash’s wife, is from El Salvador. She was portrayed in the film by Jennifer Connolly, a white woman.
  • 30 Days of Night was based on a comic book miniseries. In the comics, however, the main character, Eben Olemaun, is an Inuit man. Futhermore, the town of Barrow, Alaska is described as being 57% Native American, 22% White, and yet in the movie, only one Inuit character was featured. You can’t tell me that all of those Caucasian extras were hired on acting ability, they don’t even talk.
  • The movie 21 is based on a true story, in which most of the participants of the casino scam were Asian-American. In the movie, however, the main characters were white, and the Asian-American characters were poorly developed and badly written.
  • They cast a white kid as Goku in Dragonball.Seriously. That happened.
  • Dastan from Prince of Persia should have been, shocking, a Persian guy. Or, more specifically, probably Iranian. He was instead portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, who is white. Nobody in the movie was actually Middle Eastern, if I’m not mistaken, and the movie took place in the middle of the goddamn Persian Empire, where there probably weren’t a whole lot of white people walking around. Just sayin’.   
  • In Isaac Marion’s book Warm Bodies, Nora was half-Ethiopian. In the movie, she’s white.
  • Every single person in the goddamn The Last Airbender movie should have been Asian. The entire series was based on Asian mythologies, borrowed heavily from Asian culture, and should have been immensely culturally diverse. Instead, all of the main characters were white, except for the villains. The characters who hailed from the Fire Nation, particularly Prince Zuko, Commander Zhao, and General Iroh, were portrayed by Indian people.
  • Katniss Everdeen, Gale Hawthorne, and a large portion of the other inhabitants of the Seam were described as being “olive-skinned, black-haired, and gray-eyed.” Katniss and Seeder, the Tribute from District 11, were described in the books as having similar skin tones, and Seeder was portrayed in the movie as a black woman. Even then, the casting call sent out for Katniss sought out a Caucasian actress. They didn’t even consider women that actually fit the description of Katniss from the books.     

But, I mean, the best actor always wins out, right? Whitewashing is a myth, right, it doesn’t actually happen.

Meanwhile,

  • Angel Coulby, a black woman, was heavily criticized for portraying Guinevere in Merlin, a character traditionally played by a white woman. She did audition for this part.
  • Donald Glover, a black man, received ridiculous amounts of scrutiny and negative attention for being linked to the part of Peter Parker, a traditionally white character.

But it’s their talent that matters, right?

Nobody’s criticizing Benedict Cumberbatch, especially not after learning that he was basically duped into accepting the part of Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness. Dude’s crazy talented. He’ll probably win an Oscar for something or another eventually. 

The crazy talented Indian actor who could have played Khan, a Northern Indian character, and received mainstream exposure and a possible launchpad for his career, however? He won’t.

Posted August 28 with 22,596 notes via: vulkhaleesi
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Favourite albums

Pure Heroine // Lorde

Posted August 28 with 406 notes






Natalie Dormer and Katie McGrath do The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge together







makokitten:

I wish The X-Files was set in the present day so Scully can borrow Mulder’s mp3 player only to find that he’s listened to “E.T.” by Katy Perry like 147 times even though he says he hates it.

Posted August 28 with 1,779 notes via: aliens-scully from: makokitten.
yes    txf    






"You’re getting older, and you’ll see that life isn’t like your fairy tales. The world is a cruel place. And you’ll learn that, even if it hurts."







dqdbpb:

Roadmap to Immortality by Maria Konovalenko







Posted August 27 with 19 notes via: sarahneufeld
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semi-skimmedmilk asked: alison hendrix

who? | only know their name | loathe | ugh | overrated | indifferent | dead | alive | just okay | cute | badass | my baby | hot | want to marry | favorite

I never thought scenes about an uptight soccer mom could be so interesting and so hilarious. The Alison plotlines are legit some of my favourites.

Posted August 27
semi-skimmedmilk    ask    






gingerhaze:

i would like hand-holding to happen please

Posted August 27 with 6,697 notes via: gingerhaze






ohtinuviel asked: frodo (◡‿◡✿)

who? | only know their name | loathe | ugh | overrated | indifferent | dead | alive | just okay | cute | badass | my baby | hot | want to marry | favorite

I love all the hobbits, and Frodo is so chill. Book!Frodo more so though.

Posted August 27
lotr    ask    ohtinuviel    






kastland:

parenting

Posted August 27 with 219,244 notes via: gemihi from: kastland.
oitnb    






Hayley Atwell at The Winter Soldier Premiere

Posted August 27 with 2,859 notes via: zoewashburne from: atwellhayley.
wow    hayley atwell    marvel people    






"I brought you a present. ‘Superstars of the Super Bowls’."
"I knew there was a reason to live."

Posted August 27 with 263 notes via: starlords
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azogthekingofflowers:

221cbakerstreet:

Thorin’s motivations in The Hobbit movie: deep, meaningful destiny to reclaim ancestral homeland

Thorin’s motivations in The Hobbit book: 

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