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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

I tried to live my life the best that I could. I hope that was enough. I hope that, at least in your eyes, I’ve earned what all of you have done for me.

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stroop-wafel:

Anthony Mackie in Gangster Squad

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Sophie & Natalie at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards (x)

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flat-adverb:

lucillebruise:

stunningpicture:

Portrait I drew of the lovely Maggie Smith.

I am getting this framed and hung over my fireplace goddamn.

Same.

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unimpressedcats:

simonjadis:

raisehelia:

beesmygod:

big kitties look at themselves for the first time

omg big dumb babies

some of the kitties are just “ahhh another cat”

but others are just like “no humans no this sorcery is forbidden”

there is a zabu in all of us

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shiftglass:

thisisnotatrashcan:

noblealice:

shiftglass:

Take that, Bembridge Scholars!

The Mummy is a film about a woman having a marvellous time, and I think that’s so beautiful.

#i had a marvellous time watching her have a marvellous time 

Yes, let’s just ignore that whole part in the middle where she was being hunted by a mummy who tried to use her body as a vessel for his dead lover.

I’ve seen a handful of comments like this and I just wanted to address it because I think it’s worth talking about. I realise my summation of the film is flippant; it was an attempt at irony because obviously the movie is full of gruesome death and dismemberment, and I fully agree that Evie is terrorized. But that’s not what the film is about. It’s not about Evie the human sacrifice - that’s something that happens to her but it isn’t who she is.

The point is, the whole plot of The Mummy literally could not happen without Evie pursuing the thing that she loves.

They go out to Hamunaptra because Evie is passionate about knowledge and discovery, and when they get there she is in her element - she is loving every minute of it and she is proud of herself and she is absolutely going to kiss Mr O’Connell. But once that thirst for knowledge and discovery inadvertantly raises Imhotep, and there is literally fire and brimstone raining from the sky, and everyone else is running and hiding, she never ever once despairs. She accepts responsibility, she owns her mistake and she refuses to believe there is nothing to be done. She follows her passions again and decides that more knowledge and more discovery is what’s required. And she’s right. She finds the answer and she takes triumphant pleasure in proving to herself that she is a greater scholar than the ones at Bembridge, the ones who have repeatedly found her lacking.

Do you realise how rare it is for a female character’s intellectual pursuit to be the thing that kicks off the action and the thing that saves the day, AND a source of ultimate joy in her life?

When Imhotep comes for her she goes without a fight, to save her companions’ lives, because she knows that’s the best chance they have. When Rick and Jonathan and Ardeth come to save her she is pivotal in her own rescue. She is never a Damsel, she is always part of the team.

And then Evie SAVES THE WORLD. She saves the world by doing the thing that she loves and is good at. She saves the world, she gets the guy, and they ride off into the sunset with some treasure. And really, that’s a pretty good end to a day.

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thempress:

model photoshoots

Marlon Teixeira. 

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pucksluuuuuut:

Playoff beards either go really well or really wrong there is no in between

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lovelydean:

get to know me meme (five favorite actresses): melissa mccarthy [1/5]

Q: On-screen you’re fearless about your sexuality: that SNL sketch where you played Arlene, crazily hitting on her coworker…and of course, Bridesmaids.
A: One of my favorite things is playing someone who’s utterly confident — even if they’re, just, like, wrong. They’re off the beaten track. They’re not polished or perfect, but they’re so solid in their shoes. They’re having the time of their life. And I always think, Now, that’s someone who’s interesting. They don’t give a shit what they’re supposed to be, or how they’re supposed to look. I find them mesmerizing. I think there’s greatness in not caring what other people think. (x)

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the-wistful-collectivist:

black—lamb:

ishygood:

jshaath:

Please take one minute out of your day and watch this. It’s the ugly truth.

Fucking sad man I hate this country

welcome to America…..*sigh*

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Amen.
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charmed openings - season four

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smalldisgruntledcorgi:

honestly if you dont think like, the tumblr feminist scene, with all the occasionally cheesy kawaii-aesthetic misandry art, hasn’t had an impact on anyone at all like

you dont remember what the average teen girl in a fandom was like before this. you don’t remember how we used to make hate-sites about female characters who “got in the way”, games where you could beat them up, how much we hate our gender and bragged about not being like other girls, used to completely reject everything girly. a lot of us just wanted to be one of the guys. there was a lot of internalised misogyny there

now you get these 15 year old girls loving other girls and loving themselves fiercely, even at the total cost of male approval and just. god. if like 14-year-old me could see this shit now. 

and like if you dont think teen girls learning to love themselves and their body and each other isnt important than i do not know what to say to you

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