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    Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
    Rotten Tomatoes rating: 92%

    After making $207,438,708 opening weekend, it became the biggest opening weekend of all-time. Way too long and too much filler.






    The Conjuring (2013)
    Rotten Tomatoes rating: 86%

    Typical haunted house horror movie. 90% of the "scares" were given away in the trailers, but America has short term memory loss because they forgot all about them and screamed at each and every one of them in the theatre even though you could see them coming from a mile away. Insanely boring.




    Drive (2011)
    Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93%

    Violence, slow motion scenes, and an okay soundtrack don't make a great movie. It's good, but it's not that fucking good.




    Frozen (2013)
    Rotten Tomatoes rating: 89%

    I knew it went too far when I saw a mom in public singing "let it go" to her kids.






    Frances Ha (2013)
    Rotten Tomatoes rating: 93%

    A basic blonde girl constantly lies about her life to make herself sound much cooler than she actually is but that makes her "cute" and "quirky" or something.




    The LEGO Movie (2014)
    Rotten Tomatoes rating: 96%

    Would parents still jam out to "Everything Is Awesome" if they knew two lesbians sang it? This film has no laughs whatsoever.




    Mud (2013)
    Rotten Tomatoes rating: 98%

    Watch Joe (2014) instead.




    The Social Network (2010)
    Rotten Tomatoes rating: 96%

    Jesse Eisenberg talked fast for 2 hours and got an Oscar nomination for it.




    Stranger By The Lake (2014)
    Rotten Tomatoes rating: 94%

    Unattractive gay man witnesses another unattractive gay man drown another unattractive gay man but decides to fuck him anyway. Drinking game: take a shot of 100 proof vodka every time you see a penis.




    This Is The End (2013)
    Rotten Tomatoes rating: 83%

    I paid $10 to see it in theatres with a friend and we both hated it and forced ourselves to watch 90% before giving up and walking out. Comedy? I don't think so.


    source: me + youtube + rottentomatoes

    Do you agree? What other overrated recent films are you tired of hearing about?

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    Congrats to everyone in San Francisco! If there is ever a zombie apocalypse, I'm following Bumgarner wherever he is. What an absolute BADASS. He is the definition of Nike's slogan, "Just Do It". Panda and Pence were also on fire. And to the Royals, hold your head up. You were outstanding. <3

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    Chapter 5: "Pink Cupcakes" - Stanley and Maggie hatch a plan to murder the Freaks. Gloria hides the evidence of Dandy's gruesome new hobby. A health scare reveals Desiree may not be the oddity she once thought.


    Matt Bomer's "very strange, odd" character will share the screen with Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock) and Dell Toledo (Michael Chiklis) in episode 5.

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    5. Zhang Ziyi vs. The Public, Zhang Ziyi vs. Other Actresses
    Does anyone even like Zhang Ziyi? lol serious question tho. You might have heard that the Chinese public don't like her. Zhang Ziyi is often portrayed as greedy and rude in the Chinese media and generally considered less attractive (small eyes, plain jane) and less talented compared to her peers. Ironically enough, she is one of the actresses with the most international success and has maintained her A-list status for 10+ years.

    In 2009, paparazzi photos of Zhang Ziyi and her billionaire ex-boyfriend in indecent postures were published. They were partially nude. And these photos led to a general soured opinion towards her.

    In 2010, Zhang was caught in a donation fund scandal after the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, which killed over 70,000 people. Zhang pledged to donate one million yuan ($147,000) to the disaster-relief fund, and she also said she would raise money from her overseas funds. After netizens discovered some indiscepancies in the numbers reported, they accused her of looting the money from donations. Zhang donated another 160,000 yuan ($23,430) to make up for the shortfalls (Weirdly worded in multiple reports, so IDK if the numbers are off and how many outside funds/donations she had)

    In addition, she supposedly snagged Shu Qi's role in CTHD, Maggie Cheung's role in Memoirs of Geisha, and almost Gong Li's role in Curse of the Golden Flower (foundless rumors imo).

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    Zhang Ziyi vs Maggie Cheung
    In 2013, at the 50th Golden Horse Awards (basically the Taiwanese Oscars), Zhang Ziyi finally won her first Golden Horse Best Actress award for The Grandmasters. Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, House of Flying Daggers) and Maggie Cheung (2046, Hero) were co-presenting the award. After the best actress was announced, Andy Lau was about to hand it over to Maggie Cheung, who awkwardly would NOT pick up the award and hand it to Zhang Ziyi, with Zhang finally asking, "Can I have my award now?".

    Later when Andy Lau was asked if there was a rife between the two actresses, he politely answered, "We already decided that I was going to be the one to present the award, but I spontaneously passed the trophy to Maggie who was shocked." Hmm surejan.gif

    Initial rumors of Zhang Ziyi and Maggie Cheung not getting along go back to Zhang Yimou's 2001 film Hero, when Maggie was apparently not happy with Zhang requesting for more screentime. The two actresses collaborated again for Wong Kar Wai's 2046, but Maggie quit during the filming after the filming was delayed, leaving Zhang being promoted to lead actress.

    Zhang Ziyi vs Gong Li vs Fan Bingbing
    Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li's rumored rivalry go way back because both actresses were "discovered" by director Zhang Yimou. Gong Li collaborated with Zhang Yimou for six films from 1988 Red Sorghum to 1995 Shanghai Triad and Gong Li was basically his mistress until 1995 when she suddenly broke off the relationship and married a wealthy Singaporean businessman less than a year later. For Zhang Yimou's next film The Road Home, 19 year old Zhang Ziyi was chosen, who was then a second year at the Beijing Drama Academy and perhaps had a personal relationship with Zhang Yimou.

    In 2000, after Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon came out, TIME wrote: "Gong Li was always all woman: insolent, stern and sturdy, a threat to the men who wanted her. Zhang Ziyi is a promise of girlhood ripening, inside, to womanhood. If Gong was an image of China's power and defiance, Zhang is a China ready to conquer the world with charm."

    There really isn't a lot on why Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li don't get along (that I can find from english sources), but again, reports say that they did not get along while filming Memoirs of a Geisha and Gong Li did not like how Zhang Ziyi was her "replacement".

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    In 2011, after Fan Bingbing was seen wearing the "crane" red dress at Cannes, Gong Li reportedly hinted that Fan Bingbing was brainless for walking the red carpet at Cannes even though she was not promoting a film. Fan's rival Zhang Ziyi also commented that she would only walk the red carpet if she was involved with any of the movies. Fan responded by saying, "[Gong Li] is one of my favorite actresses, ever since I saw her performance in Red Sorghum. I can't believe she actually said that about me."

    Zhang Ziyi vs Fan Binging vs Prostitution Rumors
    In 2012, a Chinese newssite claimed that Zhang Ziyi earned more than $100 million from having sexual relations with high-ranking Chinese officials. The story grabbed headlines around the world, with many believing this to be true. Zhang Ziyi's team quickly sued for defamation and reached a settlement, with the original site retracting the report.

    And that's not even the scandalous part... Question is: Did Fan Bingbing want to drag Zhang Ziyi down with these prostitution rumors? Were other rival actresses behind this defamation (hmm Gong Li)?

    Prominent film critic Bi Chenggong left a vague weibo message possibly referring to Fan, stating "While ruthlessly attacking someone who is better than herself, she forgot to make herself stronger. Therefore, no matter how relentlessly she attacks her opponent, she is still inferior." what an elegant way to tell fan bingbing that she ain't shit lol The film critic hinted that this actress appeared in international film festivals and had many brand endorsements but did not have a hot acting career at the moment. He later deleted his messages and denied that he was referring to Fan.

    Fan Bingbing has been widely regarded to be Zhang Ziyi's main rival because they are close in age and hit it big around the same time (Fan's Princess Pearl drama series first aired in 1998, and Zhang's The Road Home came out in 1999). Although Fan Bingbing may be China's #1 celebrity now, her filmography leaves much to be desired (and I think Zhang has the opposite problem: great films, bad celebrity).

    4. Justin Lee Drug/Sexual Assault Case
    (trigger warning: rape is mentioned)
    I hate to put this on a scandal list, but this issue plagued the Taiwanese entertainment circle for much of late 2012. Taiwanese socialite playboy Justin Lee was revealed to have raped nine women (actual number was like 30+). He first met the women in bars and then spiked their drinks after taking them home and recorded the act. Celebrities such as his ex-girlfriend Maggie Wu and Bianca Bai, as well as small time models, were among the rumored women in the videos.

    The scandal took an even worse turn as it was revealed that he also raped his own step-mother. After finding out that she was pregnant, his father had ordered her to cover it up and forget about it, which is why she is not listed as a victim in the original charges. She later revealed some details on her personal blog and fought for the date-rape drugs online store to be shut down.

    Lee was initially sentenced to 14 years of prison. After appealing(?), Taiwan's High Court sentenced him to 79 years and seven months, with a necessary 30 year sentence and a compensation fee of NT $27.75 million.

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    3. Carina Lau Abduction Case
    To preface: the Hong Kong triads (criminal gangs) had/has a large presence in the HK entertainment industry. Carina Lau is also Tony Leung's long time partner

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    In 1990, during the filming of Days of Being Wild, Lau was abducted for several hours, and topless photos of her were taken. Lau revealed in 2008 that she was abducted by four men working for a triad boss, as "punishment" for having refused a film offer. She said that she had not been taken advantage of during her two-hour ordeal.

    In 2002, the naked pictures of Carina Lau were published in East Week magazine, 12 years after the kidnapping. Massive protests and petitions were held by fellow HK celebrities and media ethics by HK tabloids were questioned. The magazine was shut down in Nov. 2002, but resumed later in 2003, while the publisher of the photo received a 5 month jail sentence after pleading guilty in 2008.


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    2. Edison Chen Sex Scandal
    (This is a good photo of him because he looks hella busted now). You've probably all heard of this scandal so I don't need to explain it that much. It was basically the HK version of The Fappening that started in 2008, when Edison Chen went to repair his computer at some shady place that stole all his private pictures. Except the negative effects of this scandal on the actors' careers were way more obvious and immediate.

    The female stars involved were all hugely impacted, and a lot of blame was put on Edison Chen's slow movement to come out and claim copyright for those pics and make a statement. Cecilia Cheung later divorced her husband Nic Tse (dunno if related but Nic was great friends with Edison Chen and some cheating on both sides may have happened), Bobo's engagement was put on hold and she later left the entertainment industry after this, and Gillian Chung, known for her innocent image, was the first starlet to make a public appearance and has since struggled to rebuild her career. Edison Chen's scenes were deleted from The Dark Knight lol and he took an "indefinite" leave from the entertainment industry.

    The leaker of the pictures went by the name Kira online. Stupid asshole thought he was in Death Note. I think seven people were arrested in the end (but given too light sentences imo)

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    1. Faye Wong + Nicholas Tse: A True Love Story?
    "Love is all a matter of timing. It’s no good meeting the right person too soon or too late. If I’d lived in another time or place. . .my story might have had a very different ending." - 2046 (my post lookin like the beginning of a sad fanfic lol)

    Chinese-HK diva singer Faye Wong first announced her relationship with teen heart throb Nicholas Tse in 2000. This announcement caused massive media frenzy because Wong was 11 years Tse's senior - Tse was only 19/20 years old at the time. The couple broke up in 2002 and briefly united in 2003 before breaking up again.

    Later in 2006, Nicholas Tse married HK previous It-girl Cecilia Cheung (who he first met on set in 2001), while Faye Wong later married actor Li Yapeng. In 2011, after a high-profile breakup (and this was after the Edison Chen scandal), Nicholas Tse filed for divorce. In 2013, Wong and Li also surprised the public by saying they were divorcing, with Li leaving a weibo message, stating, "What I want is a family, but you are destined to be a legend."

    In late 2014, Faye Wong and Nicholas Tse were spotted together again and confirmed their relationship. Is it ~tru luv~ that they reconciled 10 years later? Rumor has it that A-list actress Vicki Zhao set them up. Their renewed love led to a lot of speculation over whether Nicholas Tse had always loved her/was waiting for the right time lol (Tse openly stated that he loved Faye Wong the most out of all his exes in 2012). Also, people are more willing to accept their relationship now as Tse is way more established and successful, not just riding on his parents' money, and can match Faye Wong.

    After their reconciliation, a lot of people had pity towards Cecilia Cheung. There were a lot of media reports saying that Cecilia felt jealous and she said that she felt like Tse did not care for their two sons. Tbf she and her sons live in Singapore now while Tse is based in Beijing. Wong's ex-husband Li Yapeng sent out another message, "Mother of my child, I give you my blessing, go for it!"

    This is/was like the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie/Jennifer Aniston relationship of the HK/Chinese world (in terms of media coverage) .


    her best song imo


    Sorry, this really wasn't supposed to be this long... but it kept growing and growing. Thanks for reading/skimming lol!
    source: me and my knowledge, wikipedia, google :)

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    She's wearing Tom Ford S/S15


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    here for these #R8 looks!!!

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    No matter what the Knicks' record has been over the years, the franchise's courtside celebrity row has been packed with celebrities and fellow athletes taking in the action at Madison Square Garden.

    Wednesday night was no different — big names flocked to see the Knicks open their 2014-15 season against the Bulls.




    Superfan (and director) Spike Lee was, of course, in attendance, though he was wearing a suit instead of the Knicks jersey he normally dons. Pop star Justin Bieber mingled with Reverend Jesse Jackson, while singer/songwriter/superstar Taylor Swift sat next to actor Ben Stiller. All of them took in a performance from the Blue Man Group before the game.













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    October 27th - Harry Styles was seen filming at London’s Natural History Museum Ice Rink with director and friend Ben Winston.



    The filming is for the music video of One Direction's upcoming single titled "Night Changes."



    Scarf ID: http://uk.burberry.com/leaf-design-scarf-p39426471?locale=en_GB&WT_z_arrivedfrom=CA&_requestid=3186141# (edit: sold out already)

    October 28th - Harry at Annabel's for the launch of documentary "A String Of Naked Lightbulbs" with Kate Moss, Graham Norton, and Dave Gardner



    With Graham Norton

    With Kate Moss (Yikes they look especially British)

    With Dave Gardner, Liv Tyler's baby daddy

    Shirt ID - http://www.ysl.com/gb/shop-product/men/ready-to-wear-tuxedo-shirts-signature-yves-collar-shirt-with-ruffled-plastron-in-white-cotton-poplin_cod40118493hf.html#dept=shirts_rtw_men_main

    October 29th - Harry at One Direction's book signing for their new autobiography "Who We Are"



    Shirt ID - http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/217257?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:gcdL/ATRVoE&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=gcdL/ATRVoE

    OP notes: Fuck all other members of One Direction and I hope you all enjoy solo!Harry posts.
    MODS I will pay you LJ tokens to keep this post on top for more than 5 hours! The Harry revolution will be televised!

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    Highlights:

    - His whole family supports him
    - He did a photoshoot for AA
    - He gets a surprise from Raven (not Symone lol)


    ICYMI:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOOyfymbipg






    i'm jealous only because i wanna to go the reunion
    edit: put in the actual video link after cut, embedding issues


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    A review from All Music Guide for Heartstrings the album:
    Editor's Choice, 4/5 stars - A classically minded, thoroughly modern collection of lush, adult alternative pop from the actress. (Complete review)

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    Her album is available now of course!

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    I fucking love this show so much omg. It consistently gets better and the writing is entertaining and Bellamy gets hotter the dirtier he gets and Clarke is a badass and I can't believe CW ends up sucking me back in like this more and more with their shows dammit. I am weak.

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    After a video of a woman experiencing over 100 instances of street harassment during a 10 hour period walking the streets of New York City went viral, Funny Or Die News decided to conduct an experiment to see what happens to a white man walking the streets of NYC.


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    LMAO watch it until the end, it's hilariously sad.

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    "Home" Season 4, Episode 2

    The only X-Files episode banned from TV, "Home" features Mulder and Scully investigating the death of a newborn child when they stumble upon an inbred family. Deeply upsetting, this episode showed the deformed results of indreeding and the lengths the family went to protect their twisted secret. "Home" isn't as much scary as it is viscerally disturbing. This episode had a mom trapped inside a closet for breeding purposes, homemade inbred booby traps, and plenty of missing teeth.



    It had imagery like this:









    "Darkness Falls" Season 1, Episode 19

    Praised by the Sierra Club and winning awards for environmentalism, this episode features Mulder and Scully stranded in a remote forest in the Pacific Northwest. While investigating the disappearance of loggers, Mulder and Scully discover the corpses of said loggers encased in an insect's web. Piecing together the evidence, it becomes clear that people are only safe in the light. Hundreds of miles away from civilization, with broken vehicles and a power generator running on its last legs, Mulder and Scully must find a safe way out before they are devoured by the ancient bugs. It also shows the slow terror of a logging manager being eaten alive. This is one of the many episodes where Mulder and Scully are in mortal peril and barely survive.


    "Detour" Season 5, Episode 4

    On the road to an FBI teambuilding exercise, Mulder and Scully stop to investigate the disappearance of Florida locals in a wooded area. They hear rumors of invisible moth men and go to investigate on their own. Using only the best of late 90s special effects, this episode is haunting, as you can see the creatures pursuing our agents. People of the search party get picked off one by one, without any evidence of who is taking them. The episode closes with a shot of one of the creatures underneath a child's bed and will scare the hell out of you.



    "Squeeze" and "Tooms" Season 1, Episodes 2 and 20

    These episodes feature Mr. Courtney Stodden as a liver-eating mutant who can stretch into the smallest of cavities, making it possible for him to crawl through pipes to claim his victims. He has been around for centuries, waking every 40 years to find more people to eat. Though the special effects leave much to be desired, Tooms is very creepy and the "nest" he makes gives him an animalistic terror. Furthermore, he takes trophies from each victim and snags Scully's necklace.



    "Never Again" Season 4, Episode 13

    This Scully-centric features drunken, murderous tattoos voiced by Jodie Foster. After a "nice guy" gets divorced from his wife, he does the logical thing and gets a tattoo. It turns out the ink is infested with ergot and causes hallucinations, which makes him kill his neighbor. Scully ends up going who with the man and finds herself in danger. The tattoo tells the man to kill Scully. The morning after, Scully realizes she is in danger when she's visited by dectectives and must find a way out. Looking at the trailer, it is obvious that this episode played upon many women's very real fears.




    Apparently Gillian Anderson's new novel is good. It features a supernatural plot and female lead, and Gillian reads the audiobook.

    Source: Read about her novel

    Episode descriptions are written by me.

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    Chadwick Boseman, recently cast as Marvel's Black Panther, has reportedly signed a contract for five films. Boseman had been rumored to be on the AoU set so he will most likely have a cameo in The Avengers: Age of Ultron (coming out May 2015) but is also set to debut in Captain America: Civil War since his character sides with Captain America during the conflict. Black Panther is set to come out on November 5th, 2017.

    source(summarized by moi)

    Does anyone else think that five picture deal is gonna run out really fucking fast if they're counting Infinity Wars as two films?

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    12.15.14!

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    very reminiscent of five gum commercials, but I'm excited nonetheless

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    Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, and Susan Sarandon have signed on to star in "Three Generations", which Big Beach (Little Miss Sunshine) will be producing.

    "Three Generations" will be about how a NYC teen transitioning from a female to male and how her single mother deals with that. Meanwhile, the teen's lesbian grandmother is also dealing with her grandaughter's transition and her daughter's inability to move out of the house she grew up in.

    The film was written by Nikole Beckwith and will be directed by Gaby Dellal.

    source: thr - rewritten by me
    elle fanning coming for that oscar... 

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  • 10/30/14--19:15: A Gemma Arterton Post!
  • Gemma did an interview and photoshoot for the London Evening Standard

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    Some (paraphrased) snippets and quotes from the interview:


    • The interviewer has met her multiple times before this and describes her as  beautiful, "straightforward and unaffected, warm and chatty."

    • She says it's "no big deal" if people stop her on the street.

    • She almost gave up doing film because she was unhappy with some of the films she made; she prefers indie films and even more than that, theater.

    • But she's grateful for those big films because now she has enough money to pursue the smaller projects she likes better.




    • " ‘I think the best experiences I’ve ever had going to the theatre have been musicals: Spring Awakening, Sunday in the Park with George, Once, The Book of Mormon…’"

    • She has a flat in Paris and says about the French " ‘I love it,’ she says. ‘I love the fact that the people are a bit cold there.’ She’s laughing, but she’s serious. ‘I like that they just don’t give a f***. They’re like, “I don’t care if you don’t like me.” Or: “I don’t like you.” The honesty of that!’"

    • She says she didn't feel like she fit in at drama school because she wasn't as posh, well-read, or rich as the other kids.

    • She's massively passionate about women's rights.

    The article has a bunch more about her life and the upcoming musical Made in Dagenham.

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    Gemma on ITV promoting Made in Dagenham

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