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- Breathe deeply and let air hit the back of your throat.
- EXTEND into a yawn, work them jaw muscles.
- Keep yawning until you cry. Yes, you should tear up.
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ONTD, I remember a bunch of you saying you wanted to name your baby Atticus. You still gonna do that?
Now Europe have like shit loads of good movies that are worth watching
but here are some I really like and I hope you will like them to!
1. The Chorus. (Les choristes)
IMDB Ratings: 7,9/10
Genre: Drama, Music
French drama inspired by the 1947 film 'La Cage aux Rossignols'. Successful orchestra conductor Pierre Morhange (Jacques Perrin) returns home when his mother dies. He recollects his childhood inspirations through the pages of a diary kept by his old music teacher Clément Mathieu (Gérard Jugnot). Back in the late '40s, little Pierre (Jean-Baptiste Maunier) is the badly behaved son of single mother Violette (Marie Bunel). He attends a dreary boarding school presided over by strict headmaster Rachin (François Berléand). New teacher Mathieu brightens up the place and organises a choir, leading to the discovery of Pierre's musical talents.
2. Wild Child
IMDB Ratings: 6,1/10
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sixteen-year-old Poppy (Emma Roberts) is an LA teen diva who does what she wants, whenever she wants. But after an over-the-top prank pushes her father one step too far, she finds herself shipped off to the one place where everything will change: a British boarding school. No cell phones, no designer clothes…no way. Desperate to break free, she sets in motion the ultimate escape plan involving the head mistress’ son – only to discover that this could be the reason she wants to stay.
note: okay I don't really know if you can say this movie is from europe, but like 99% of the movie take place in england!
3. Troll Hunter (Trolljegeren)
IMDB Ratings: 7,0/10
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
When bears are found dead in Norway, the students of the Volda University Thomas, Johanna and the cameraman Kalle decide to investigate. They stalk the trailer of the mysterious hunter Hans expecting to find an explanation for the killings. The reluctant Hans tries to flee from the youngsters, but he agrees that they film him in action provided they follow his orders. Sooner the trio of students learns that Hans is actually a troll hunter that works for a secret government agency. Further, several dangerous trolls have escaped from their territory and Hans is assigned to eliminate them.
4. Dogtooth (Kynodontas)
IMDB Ratings: 7,2/10
Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the über-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission. The father is the only family member who can leave the manicured lawns of their self-inflicted exile, earning their keep by managing a nearby factory, while the only outsider allowed on the premises is his colleague Christina, who is paid to relieve the son of his male urges. Tired of these dutiful acts of carnality, Christina disturbs the domestic balance.
5. The Unloved
IMDB Ratings: 6,9/10
Lucy is eleven years old. Having been neglected by her estranged mother and father, she is placed in a children's home. Through her eyes, we follow Lucy's struggle to cope with the system. Her saving is her self-belief and her certainty that she is being watched over and protected by the holy spirit. Hers is a heroic quest for love, beauty and transcendence.
6. The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)
IMDB Ratings: 7,6/10
In honor of his late wife who died in a flaming car accident, scientist, Dr. Robert Ledgard, is trying to synthesize the perfect skin which can withstand burns, cuts or any other kind of damage. As he gets closer to perfecting this skin on his flawless patient, the scientific community starts growing skeptical and his past is revealed that shows how his patient is closely linked to tragic events he would like to forget
7. Evil (Ondskan)
IMDB Ratings: 7,8/10
Erik is expelled from school for fighting. He ends up at a private boarding school where the senior students control the young ones. Erik finds a friend in Pierre, his room mate. The story revolves around Erik who just wishes to be left alone and graduate. He doesn't listen to what the seniors have to say and they don't like it.
Source: amazon1, imdb1234
Youtube source: LionsgateVOD, Movieclips Trailer Vault, horrornymphs, Trailers, Channel 4, Streaming Clips, mearbhrach
Simon Cowell on the sad death of his mum and how 1D WILL take a break in a Sun on Sunday world exclusive online now: http://t.co/LFNCc6emwB— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) July 18, 2015
-Says Louis called him when he found out and he told him to man up and not worry because he's rich enough to take care of the child
-Not the worst news he's ever received, thinks people are overreacting because people have children daily
About 1D Going on Break
-“In terms of the band, they’ve got enough hits now they can take some time off and do some other stuff they want to do. Then I hope they’ll have a little bit of time apart and want to get back together again. It’s a fun job, but it’s absolutely their decision.”
About dropping Zayn
-He didn't see the need to keep Zayn since Zayn made the decision to leave on his own
-Has already sent Zayn to an unnamed label that he thinks will be a "perfect fit" for him
-Didn't want a situation where 1D/Zayn felt he was working more in the interests of the other.
Lucy will be introduced in episode 3 and be a recurring character on the show. She will also be involved with Jimmy Olsen somehow. No word yet on who exactly will portray her.
So when you're feeling sleepy do you open your mouth and yawn, maybe cover your mouth with your hand if you're in public? PEASANTS! You've probably taken years off your life yawning incorrectly. According to yogi Michael Lear, yawning is important for relaxing jaw and neck muscles after a long day of conversation and eating organic kale. Thankfully Goop's own Gwyneth Paltrow is here to teach us plebians the correct way to yawn.
I won't post the full instructions here, they're long and detailed, but here are a few highlights.
Source one and two
Do you yawn correctly ONTD? Did reading about yawning make you yawn?
Dish Nation obtained exclusive pictures of Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, both sporting some serious bed head, sharing a brunch date on July 18th in Marina Del Ray where Taylor has a condo.
An eyewitness said: “They were definitely canoodling,” an eyewitness who wishes only to be publicly identified as ‘phongdiddy’ told Dish.
“They were laughing, touching, staring into each other’s eyes as the pics show and smiling…but not holding hands.”
Rachel was asked about her relationship with Taylor earlier this week but failed to confirm or deny their relationship.
This year we have seen the tragic nosedive of Leah Messer Kidd Simms Calvert's life with cheating, drugs, and a whole lot of accusations of being an unfit mother. She completed a 30 day stay in rehab and is currently dating TR Dues (she also allegedly cheated on him in rehab). Jeremy and Leah are offically divorced. Leah, TR, Corey, Miranda, Jeremey, and Brooke are all in NYC filming the reunion. So what happens when all of these people come together?
Corey has since deleted the pic after Leah fans attacked him but you can see some of his tweets that reference it still on his timeline. Miranda isn't drinking because she is pregnant. And that is Brooke who is dating Jeremy. TR Is also supposedly in NYC although we don't have a pic but here is a pic of Leah getting ready. There is a pic of her with TR and the twins at source 1 as well.
And you can check out some videos of Corey and Jeremy out drinking with Randy HERE. There is also a fabulous picture of Barb with wine on there. Also Jenelle and Nathan have followed each other yet again!
Also here is some previews for the upcoming episode. We discover Leah's car is literally a trash bin and apparently everyone drives unable to see out the back window! Click HERE for that
Jenelle and Nathan get into a screaming match yet again HERE
Javi accuses Kail of being shady HERE
Adam and Aubree HERE
And HERE is a bonus scene from last week where Jenelle is delusional
Source 1234 5
Brody Jenner gets candid on sex with Kylie, Kendall, and his own sex tape -- BARF http://t.co/YjHc0FXYSZ— Fishwrapper (@fishwrapped) July 17, 2015
“Do you seriously think they don’t know what’s up [when it comes to sex]? They could teach me things! I mean, look at their older sisters [Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian]. Are you kidding me? ... I’d be supportive [though] if [making a sex tape is] what they wanted to do. I'd congratulate them — especially if they did what I did and put an entire project together from beginning to end."
According to the source, the "project" he's talking about is his own sex tape but bad news for you ONTD, since I know ya'll thirsty for him, because apparently he was 17 when he made it. Oop.
Do you have a sextape? Would you encourage your siblings to make one?
Excerpts from Bill Cosby’s deposition http://t.co/Kaf3ylNcSX— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 19, 2015
*New York Times got ahold of the full deposition where Cosby admitted using Quaaludes to rape women
*Bill Cosby the woman accusing him of rape was consenting at the time, which he knows because she didn't tell him to never do that again after he walked her out of the apartment and didn't "look angry"
*Cosby called Quaaludes a party drug which he never took because they "made him sleepy"
*More is likely to come out as the NYT reads through the hundreds of pages of deposition
What a glorious episode! This whole episode is basically a one big
In honor of today's post on European movies, I decided to make a list of Brazilian movies worth watching.
O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (The Year My Parents Went on Vacation)
A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
Film based on real life experiences of doctor Drauzio Varella inside dreadful State penitentiary Carandiru, in São Paulo, Brazil, while he was doing a social work of Aids prevention. There he found hundreds of convicts living under degrading conditions. The situation came to a climax in 1992, when in order to smother a rebellion, police force killed 111 men.
Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (The way he looks)
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.
Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad)
1997, Captain Nascimento has to find a substitute for his occupation while trying to take down drug dealers and criminals before the Pope comes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
this trailer is terrible omg lol
Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.
Central do Brasil - Central Station
An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Última Parada 174 (Last Stop 174)
A chronicle of a real-life bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro that occurred on June 12, 2000.
O Auto da Compadecida
The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by Christ, the Devil and the Virgin Mary, before they are admitted to paradise.
sorry couldn’t find a trailer in English
And one of the best movies ever made. EVER.
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
Other movies worth watching:
Cidade de Homens – City of Men
Bicho de 7 Cabeças – Brainstorm
Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco
mods, the name of the movies are clickable, those are the sources. hope that's fine.
Earlier this week, LGBT icon Caitlyn Jenner, of Bruce fame, accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYS and conservatives were not too thrilled about it. Many took to Facebook [cuz they old] to voice their disapproval. Director Lone Survivor, Peter Berg[literally who?!?!], posted this hateful message on his Instagram:
Berg has since deleted the post, but other flop conservatives have joined in on the transphobic hate suggesting that the attention and praise Jenner has received would be better showered on U.S. troops. One soldier in particular posted a responses on his Facebook page and it has gone viral.
The same soldier told
Paraphrased from @GailyGrind and their site.
what kind of music do you think it was?
Ten Questions with PostSecret's Frank Warren http://t.co/musIzM53ll— PostSecret (@postsecret) July 12, 2015
Question: What was your initial motivation to do PostSecret?
Answer: When I started PostSecret my motive was to create a “place” where people could feel free to share their private hopes, desires and fears. A place where the secrets they could not tell their friends and family would be treated with dignity in a non-judgmental way.
But looking back almost three years later, I know that there was another drive at work at the time that I was unaware of. After I started the project I received a secret from a man describing a humiliating childhood experience that he had never shared with anyone. The courage he showed in mailing that postcard to me inspired me to recognize a similar secret I had been carrying alone for more than thirty years. It was an experience that I had never thought of as a secret, but I had never told anyone about it.
So I told my secret to my wife and daughter, faced it on a postcard, and—in my case—mailed it to myself. It brought me a sense of healing and ownership of that buried episode in my own life. And now in hindsight, I think the reason I began PostSecret was because at a level below my own awareness, I was struggling to reconcile with a childhood secret. And like others I have heard from, I was able to find greater self-understanding and self-acceptance through a the stranger’s secret.
Gigi Hadid was spotted canoodling with ex-boyfriend Cody Simpson http://t.co/3cOzYO8Htd— Page Six (@PageSix) July 19, 2015
-it was at a party at D’Angelico Guitars last week
-“They were together the whole night, sitting on a couch, basically on top of each other,” said a spy. “They were being very affectionate, and kissed more than once. Just smooching, not a hard-core make-out sesh.”
-Gigi's rep says, “[Gigi] and her ex are friendly and talked briefly. Cody was accompanied by another blond female.”
-Hadid was with Joe Jonas the next night. “They were being super cute and cuddly the whole night, kept kissing and hugging openly,” said a spy.
Do you hang out with your ex platonically right after a break-up, ontd?
Camila Cabello and her backup singers finally reached a Vevo milestone with their fifth single, "Worth It" achieving 100 million views with the help of obsessive fans hitting refresh 35 times a day. However, instead of celebrating the success of what will probably be their only hit, the girl group has been targeted by YouTube, who removed the video from their website, stating that the video was “a violation of (its) policy on repetitive, misleading or inappropriate metadata.”
The band's management label tweeted that they didn't know what had happened and were working on getting the video restored, but as of midnight EST, the video is still missing. Rumor has it that the video was deleted due to at least two of the members being underage when the sexually suggestive video was filmed.
We're working on getting Worth It back up on @Vevo. We don't know why it is gone. Hang tight for a bit. We'll get it back— Faculty Mgmt & Prod. (@wearefaculty) July 18, 2015
Harmonizers were, predictably, outraged, taking to social media to voice their complaints, trending the hashtag, #WeWantWorthItBackOnYoutube and even trying to drag legal adult Nicki Minaj and British rivals Little Mix into it:
Youtube deleted the worth it music video because Lauren didn't have a solo— m. (@stickycabello) July 18, 2015
OKAY THEY DELETED THE WORTH IT VIDEO. IM ABOUT TO GET SO SALTY OMFG.— jayuscabello (@thehiraeth) July 18, 2015
Lmao worth was deleted by youtube bc of the ""explicit content"" but you can still watch anaconda on YouTube WTF #WeWantWorthItBackOnYoutube— Lauren be my 1/6 pls (@gameoflloyd) July 19, 2015
Even Vevo put in their two cents to try and get hits for their website
In addition, Fifth Harmony had to cancel a concert in Cincinnati this weekend, claiming scheduling conflicts, although a map of available seats shows that the venue had failed to even sell out the front section of the pavilion.
The band also released a Spanish version of "Worth It" which is still currently up on Youtube but only has around 400,000 views, still gives Lauren no solos despite her being fluent in Spanish and makes Camila sound even worse than normal. You can listen to it here if you want.
source, worth it spanish
have you bought worth it on itunes yet, ontd?
Due to the enormous popularity of the ONTD Original: 7 movies from Europe that are worth watching I bring the Australian edition of films that I think you should watch because I like them.
ONE: Picnic At Hanging Rock
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Anyone you know: Peter Weir (Director), a hella young Jackie Weaver (Animal Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook), also hella young John Jarret (Wolf Creek)
What it's about: You've probably heard of this movie. It's usually the one to pop up on lists of top ten Australian movies and remains a triumph of Australian film making with a haunting soundtrack and stunning cinematography. The basic premise is this, on St Valentine's Day 1900 the students of an all girls school travel to hanging rock. Four of the girls decide to go for a walk around the rock and only one returns to the group, screaming and incoherent, unable to articulate what happened to the other three girls (and their governess that no one gives a shit about).
Why I think you should watch it: Hanging Rock is my favourite place in the world so far and I've spent most of my life in it's general vicinity. It's a great Australian past time to troll people that the events of the movie (based on the book by Joan Lindsay) is based on truth. While both the movie and book are entirely fictional, if you ever visit the rock, there's a feeling of possibility that it might just happen.
TWO: Suburban Mayhem
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Anyone you know: Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland, The Only Lovers Left Alive) Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom, Rabbit Proof Fence)
What it's about: This a beautifully trashy movie that examines the life of a bogan queen Katrina who is a force to be reckoned with. She enlists a variety of white dick with her magic pussy to do her sneaky deeds as her dad finally wakes up to her slovenly ways. She wants money to get her brother out of jail and she'll do anything to get it. It's got everything you want in a bogan movie, trashy clothing, cars that make loud revving noises and Jim Beam.
Why I think you should watch it: If you've got delusions about what Australia is really like (pristine white sand beaches with a bevy of Jai Courtney's and Chris Hemsworth's) watching Suburban Mayhem will shattered them. And so it should.
THREE: The Dish
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Anyone you know: Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Tudors) Roy Billing (Aquamarine) Bernard Curry (Once Upon A Time, Faking It, Pretty Little Liars... I didn't even know he broke into the American market)
What it's about: Turn's out, back in 1969, the Parkes satellite dish was the biggest in the southern hemisphere and was used to broadcast the moon landing. Naturally it applies itself greatly to the Australian rhetoric of celebrating the underdog because the Parkes observatory was located in the middle of a sheep paddock. The movie is a slightly fictionalised version of true events.
Why I think you should watch it: The Dish is a perfect example of Australian comedy done right. It's movie about an event that everyone on this earth knows but told in that typical australian way. It has everything. From calling idiots 'galahs' to playing cricket on what I assume was a very expensive piece of equipment.
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Anyone you know: Bill Hunter (Strictly Ballroom, Muriel's Wedding, the voice of the dentist in Finding Nemo) Judith Lucy (Comedian) Mick Malloy (Comedian) Samuel Johnson (The Secret Life of Us, shares voice over duties with Marta Dussledorp for every ad on australian tv)
What it's about: So Jack Simpson is sloth like person who has a membership (or three) to the Cityside Lawn Bowls club to access their car park and rent out his spaces to his workmates. Unfortunately the Cityside Lawn Bowls club is under a bit of financial stress so Club President Len decides all members must now attend to play bowls. Jack turns out to be a bit of alright at bowling and after losing both his job and his girlfriend he's slightly more motivated to help out the only thing he has left in his life, the Bowling Club, from becoming a soulless pokies venue.
Why I think you should watch it: Can you think of a good reason not to? The whole film is on youtube
FIVE: THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Anyone you know: Kirk Douglas (for being Michael Douglas's father) Jack Thompson (for being in every half way decent Australian movie ever and the terrible Star Wars prequels)
What it's about: So the guy who wrote unofficial national anthem Waltzing Matilda also wrote quite a bit of poetry and his most famous is of the same name so it was really only a matter of time before someone tried to adapt the story of the colt by Old Regret for a movie. Jim Craig has been living in the mountains his whole life but when his dad dies the ~mountain men~ come along being general dicks and tell him he has to earn his life in the mountains. So he goes down to the valley for work and ends up working for a man called Harrison who has a very lovely head strong daughter and a very expensive horse that ends up escaping.
Why I think you should watch it: Ignore the WORST TRAILER I HAVE EVER SEEN above and take this factoid. The lead actor, Tom Burlinson, didn't have much riding experience before filming this movie. The shot in which he rides down a cliff face is actually him and it was done all in one take.
SIX: The Castle
IMDB Rating: 7.8
Anyone you know: Eric Bana (he sort of had a Hollywood career once) Bud Tingwell (Trust me. You've seen him in something) Sophie Lee (Muriel's Wedding)
What it's about: They say a man's home is his castle and that's certainly the case for the Kerrigan family but it turns out that the government want to acquire their home and family patriarch Daryl isn't so down with that idea.
Why I think you should watch it: The Castle is an Australian classic. If you've ever heard any of the expressions "Tell him he's dreaming", "straight to the pool room" or "how's the serenity" you need to see the source material. The film is also Eric Bana's debut.
SEVEN: Dot and the Kangaroo
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Anyone you know: Not a soul
What it's about: Based on a book of the same name, a young girl gets lost in the bush and befriends a kangaroo who, with a collection of other animals, helps her find her way home.
Why I think you should watch it: If you want a movie to fuck you up. This is the one you want to watch. You have no excuse, I've posted the whole movie in the post for you.
Source: Youtube 1234567
Feel free to use this post to talk about Australian films you have seen and recommend etc.
Katie Stevens of Faking It dared Tyler Posey to get limber with
#5TruthorDareChallenge me in a public hipster establishment. Calls out someone from Awkward in the truth or dare challenge.
how do you get limber, ONTD?
Following other ONTD Original posts highlighting some of the best films from around the globe, here are 7 of my favourite French Canadian films.
1. Monseiur Lazhar
Following the suicide of one of the teachers at an elementary school in Montreal, Bashir Lazhar, Algerian immigrant and refugee, is named her replacement. He must deal with his own struggles and grief while simultaneously helping the children work through their own, a task that is made more complicated by the fact that two of children discovered their teacher's body.
Completely heartbreaking. The story at the end always makes me cry. Received a nomination for Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars.
Following their mother's sudden death, Jeanne and Simon Marwon are left to unwravel the final requests left in their mother's will. They travel overseas to the Middle East to uncover the truth of their mother's life, and to find out whether or not one plus one can truly equal one.
Completely heartbreaking . I don't really have words for this one. Received a nomination for Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars.
3. J'ai tué ma mère
Xavier Dolan's debut. J'ai tué ma mère looks at the relationship between a mother and son. Hubert struggles greatly with the knowledge that while he loves his mother deeply, he detests being her son, and the two struggle to navigate a relationship that has gotten progressively worse over the years.
Not his finest, but definitely an excellent introduction to Dolan's films. Tbh all his films are worth checking out.
Polytechnique documents the École Polytechnique massacre, when a male shooter murdered 14 women and injured 10 women and 4 men on 6 December 1989. The shooter blamed women, especially feminists, for ruining his life.
Polytechnique was filmed both in English and in French if subtitles aren't your thing.
Zac's father Gervais loved two things more than anything--his five sons and Patsy Cline; the latter's song Crazy providing the basis for the names of Gervais' five sons (Christian, Raymond, Antoine, Zachary, and Yvan). Set in Quebec in the 1960s and 70s, Zac struggles to deal with his homophobic father and come to terms with his identity.
Montreal in the 60s/70s! Lots of Bowie.
6. De père en flic
Think buddy cop film, but French Canadian. A feuding father-son police team are forced to work on their relationship while on an undercover assignment.
Highest grossing French language film in Canadian history!
7. Bon cop, bad cop
Idk how to do a serious summary for this one. Basically, a guy dies smack on the border between Ontario (English) and Quebec (French). This means the police from both sides have to work together to solve the mystery. Lots of Canadian references, humour, injokes, hockey, etc.
Bonus: there's also a great lesson on how to swear in Quebec French if you're at all interested.
SOURCES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
This isn't a list of the ~best French Canadian films ever, but instead a selection of somewhat recent French Canadian films that hopefully contains something everyone will enjoy! Feel free to recommend Canadian films (any language)!
Lady Gaga with a toddler in a wheelchair in Chicago today. pic.twitter.com/DeKwG54qBR— Lady Gaga Now (@LadyGagaNowNet) July 19, 2015
I JUST MET LADY GAGA IN CHICAGO WHILE WALKING ARE YOU SHITTING ME. pic.twitter.com/p40inguFgJ— chris. (@TheChrisRand) July 19, 2015