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Why the True Blood series finale kind of ruined the rest of the show for me. Also, Sookie sucks and I'll explain it down below.

2020.09.10 16:06 Gojira2021 Why the True Blood series finale kind of ruined the rest of the show for me. Also, Sookie sucks and I'll explain it down below.

As much as I love this show, the finale really ruins it for me. And forgive me for the rant I'm about to go into, but I really have to get this off my chest. I never really liked Sookie, in fact, I hate her with a passion. She constantly gets mad and breaks up with Bill for lying to her about why he tracked her down in the first place, but she can automatically fall in love with Eric, who literally tricked her into drinking his blood just to spite Bill. And she especially gets angry and even gets scared of him when she sees him for who he really is... A fucking VAMPIRE!! She doesn't want anyone she's dating to be themselves, she just wants them to be what SHE wants them to be. And this point doesn't just go for Sookie, but for Hoyt too. For example, when Eric got his memory erased by Marnie (btw is a great villain), and he asks her if he gets his memories back, would she still want him, and she says I don't know, and I'm assuming if it was Bill she would've said the same thing. And for Hoyt. he treated Jessica like absolute shit for that entire year they were together and expects her to buy groceries, cook him dinner, and be a normal housewife without taking in the fact that she's a vampire and as a vampire, she can't just settle down like that. In human years, she's eighteen and she wants to run free as a vampire. If you don't believe me, listen to Miley Cyrus's new song "Midnight Sky" and think of Jessica, and you'll understand. And when she tells Hoyt he can't live with him, his shy, loving demeanor that made him such a sweet character in the first season quickly turned into a heartless, vampire-hating asshole who just wants to mess with her.
And what makes me even angrier is that she constantly tells Bill she wants a "normal human life", but the bitch is a fucking FAERIE!! The fact that she's dating a vampire is basically normal, so why are you trying to make Bill feel bad about being with you?! And if you really loved Bill, you would've stolen that blood from Sarah Newlin and forced him to live, only then if Bill would've wanted to die, it would be him plunging the stake into his chest, not her doing it. Another thing is that she really doesn't like Bill lying to her, and constantly gets mad at him over it, but she would lie to everyone in the world just to hide Eric... fucking ERIC!! And when she sees Bill acting like a regular, loving vampire trying to protect his loved ones, she calls him a monster and cold dead freak, but still loves Eric even when he literally punched a man's heart out and drank from it like a damn straw in front of her!! Also, Sookie is really dumb, because every time Bill pretends to break up with her to lead a villainous character away from her, she actually believes he's really breaking up with her, even if he did the exact same thing a million times already, and she should know by now that he wouldn't do that.
And can we all agree that Sookie never really loved Alcide, considering the fact in one episode she saw Alcide gets shot in the abdomen and then the head, but the next she's in Bill's bed, just saying. She really just saw him as a side piece.
That said, the cinematography, the musical score, and the acting by the marvelous Anna Paquin and Steven Moyer did bring me to tears, and it still does to this day, but I just really wished that either Bill and Sookie lived happily ever after, or even if Bill had to die, they didn't end the show with that shitty "happily ever after, Sookie is pregnant by some random stranger, sunshine and babies" bullshit. The show should've ended with Sookie killing Bill and covered in blood she walks off into the fog, into the unknown, forever traumatized by what she has done. Not some happy ending barbeque when we just saw the vampire that gave Sookie's life meaning die a horrible, heartbreaking death. Well, I think I've reached the end of my little rant. I'd like to thank everyone who's stuck around to the end and if you think this rant was crazy and super long, you should hear me talk about The Walking Dead and The Last of Us 2.
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2019.11.19 15:00 WebFact [True Blood] 25 Facts About Stephen Moyer

[True Blood] 25 Facts About Stephen Moyer
If you’re a fan of vampires, blood, darkness and True Blood, check out these facts about Stephen Moyer, who plays the character Bill Compton.
  1. His full name is Stephen John Emery.
  2. He was born 11th October, in 1969.
  3. He hails from Brentwood in Essex, in the United Kingdom.
  4. He is 5’10”.
  5. He is a former pupil of St. Martins School in Hutton.
  6. Moyer trained at the LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art).
  7. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he played the role of Romeo in the touring production of ‘Romeo & Juliet’.
  8. He created his own theatre company, ‘The Reject Company’.
  9. He became Brentwood Theatre’s first patron in October of 2007.
  10. Moyer’s first television role was as Philip Masefield in Conjugal Rites in 1993.
  11. Moyer’s first film role was as Prince Valiant in the 1997 film, Prince Valiant.
  12. In 2008, he became known for the role of Bill Compton in the HBO show True Blood.
  13. Moyer has played in vampire films before; in Ultraviolet (1998), he was attacked and turned into a vampire before being killed by humans. In Priest (2011) he was attacked and killed by vampires.
  14. He previously stated his religion as an atheist.
  15. He began dating his co-star Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse) since the filming for True Blood began.
  16. Moyer and Paquin married on 21st August 2010 in Malibu.
  17. There were numerous celebrity guests at their wedding, including Elijah Wood.
  18. The couple are expecting twins.
  19. He has two children (Billy and Lilac) from a previous relationship.
  20. His son has expressed an interest in acting.
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2019.09.28 02:07 SanderSo47 'The Irishman' Review Thread

Rotten Tomatoes: 100% (8.97 in average rating) with 41 reviews
Critics consensus: An epic gangster drama that earns its extended runtime, The Irishman finds Martin Scorsese revisiting familiar themes to poignant, funny, and profound effect.
Metacritic: 92/100 (23 critics) "must-see"
As with other movies, the scores are set to change as time passes. Meanwhile, I'll post some short reviews on the movie.
De Niro’s always at his best in the context of a Scorsese-mandated tough-guy routine, and Frank Sheeran gives the actor his most satisfying lead role in years. Sheeran appears in virtually every scene, and the story belongs to his colorful worldview the entire time. He may be an aging man telling tall tales, but that puts him in the same category as the one behind the camera. Sheeran, however, lost touch with his world long before he left it. With “The Irishman,” Scorsese proves he’s more alive than ever.
-Eric Kohn, IndieWire: A
Despite the movie's many pleasures and Scorsese's redoubtable directorial finesse, the excessive length ultimately is a weakness. Attempts to build in social context during the Kennedy and Nixon years, at times intercutting news footage from the period, aren't substantial enough to add much in terms of texture. The connections drawn between politics and organized crime feel undernourished, and the movie works best when it remains tightly focused on the three central figures of Frank, Russell and Jimmy. Netflix should be commended for providing one of our most celebrated filmmakers the opportunity to revisit narrative turf adjacent to some of his best movies. But the feeling remains that the material would have been better served by losing an hour or more to run at standard feature length, or bulking up on supporting-character and plot detail to flesh out a series.
-David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is a coldly enthralling, long-form knockout — a majestic Mob epic with ice in its veins. It’s the film that, I think, a lot us wanted to see from Scorsese: a stately, ominous, suck-in-your-breath summing up, not just a drama but a reckoning, a vision of the criminal underworld that’s rippling with echoes of the director’s previous Mob films, but that also takes us someplace bold and new.
-Owen Gleiberman, Variety
And the big ticket world premiere at this festival is its opening-night film, The Irishman, a nearly three-and-a-half-hour gangster epic from New York’s own hero, Martin Scorsese. The Irishman is less literal about its meta moodiness than Pain & Glory is, but it still speaks disarmingly quiet volumes about what the autumn of life might mean for its creator.
-Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
For much of its duration, The Irishman covers familiar ground but is slickly entertaining, if a little repetitive in the third hour. There’s an almost meta-maturity, as if Scorsese is also looking back on his own career, the film leaving us with a haunting reminder not to glamorise violent men and the wreckage they leave behind.
-Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian: 4/5
Ultimately, “The Irishman” is a major success for Scorsese—not only does it incorporate the best aspects of his past crime dramas and their thrilling energy, but it adds context to those films and wrestles with their legacy resonantly. In a way, “The Irishman” fills in the gaps between “Goodfellas” and “Casino” to tell the overall story of the mob’s rise and fall in postwar America, but it does so while anchored to one man’s story and morality. The law never catches up to Sheeran—not for the real damning stuff anyway— but as Scorsese demonstrates with profound solemnity, he cannot outrun his conscience.
-Joe Blessing, The Playlist: A
Nothing this misshapen ever flies—Scorsese once managed to make a movie called The Aviator that was similarly overburdened—yet his all-over-the-place enthusiasm plays nicely against the material’s death stench. Tidy as it may be to expect, Scorsese doesn’t need to cap his career with a sign-off to the gangster epic; that would be way too sentimental for him. What The Irishman does become, in its final hour, is something better, a film about broken trust, to family and God. De Niro’s Sheeran, like the monks of Scorsese’s magnificent Silence, wrecked by spiritual compromise, can't express his pain. This may not be why the average fan comes to a Marty movie, but it’s the statement this director, now 76, feels like making. After so much brilliance, Scorsese is being too hard on himself (maybe this review is too), but when The Irishman is about doubt, it’s as personal as it gets.
-Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out: 4/5
People will want to see The Irishman because of De Niro, Pesci, and Pacino all in a mob movie again, directed by Martin Scorsese. And, boy, yes, that’s there. In the scenes where they are younger, the de-aging is … pretty good. I’d say the best I’ve seen so far. But it’s one of those things that if you stare at it, yes, you can see the imperfections – especially when De Niro or Pesci are acting alongside, say, a non-de-aged Ray Romano. But you do get used to it. And the way I look at this is, well, this is the small price to pay to get all these actors together again to tell this story. To star in Martin Scorsese’s phenomenal film about the price we all pay for our sins of youth … even if you or I didn’t kill Jimmy Hoffa. The Irishman is terrific and Netflix got their money’s worth.
-Mike Ryan, Uproxx
As much as they take special care to tell the audience that their characters are rotten to the core, Goodfellas and Casino and another spiritual relative, The Wolf Of Wall Street, have been misunderstood as glorifications; it’s an inevitable consequence, perhaps, of following ugly men with occasionally glamorous lives. Scorsese takes no such chances with The Irishman, a crime epic that pushes further forward in time than most, to a truly ignoble end. Eventually, it reminds us, we’re all just fitting ourselves for coffins.
-A. A. Dowd, Uproxx: A-
The film – at three hours and 19 minutes – never flags. The Irishman may not be as groundbreaking as Mean Streets or Taxi Driver, but then again, what is?
-Caryn James, BBC: 4/5
Scorsese is so adept at storytelling, and his cast is so unbelievable, that the film, which clocks in at 209 minutes — even longer than The Return of the King and Avengers: Endgame — barely feels its length. The Irishman feels more like being caught in a dream or reminiscence, with all the tenderness we’re willing to afford in those in-between hours. Only Scorsese and his assembled cast, not to mention longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker, could bring that all into reality.
-Karen Han, Polygon
Some may balk at the 209-minute runtime, but there’s never a moment where this story drags. Indeed, the three-plus hours practically fly by, because we’re so swept up in this decades-long journey. There’s not a single second wasted here, because one gets the sense that all the characters are hanging on for dear life – literally. As the years tick on, and their bodies fail them, The Irishman‘s main players find themselves closer and closer to oblivion.
-Chris Evangelista, /FILM: 10/10
Five decades is a lot of history to hold together, and it could have easily crumbled. Remember “Gotti”? But Scorsese is at the top of his game here. His film is never boring, and it explores some unexpectedly deep themes for mafiosos.
-Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post: 4/4
With The Irishman, director Martin Scorsese proves to be in an alluringly funereal mood.
-Keith Uhlich, Slant: 3.5/4
There is no arguing that The Irishman is a masterpiece. It is Scorsese revisiting themes seen in his past work with new elements of excitement, despair, and wit. The great performances and incredible filmmaking make this fictionalized tale of Frank Sheeran a story to end the decade, one that has seen many changes within the film industry — and hopefully introducing a new era of Martin Scorsese.
-Shea Vassar, Filmera: 5/5
For the first two and a half hours of its three-and-a-half-hour runtime, The Irishman is clever and entertaining, to the point where you may think that’s all it’s going to be. But its last half-hour is deeply moving in a way that creeps up on you, and it’s then that you see what Scorsese was working toward all along.
-Stephanie Zacharek, TIME
A monument is a complicated thing. This one is big and solid — and also surprisingly, surpassingly delicate.
-A. O. Scott, The New York Times
Scorsese is probably the last big-budget filmmaker who mostly declines to tell the audience what to think, much less boldface and underline why he’s telling us a story about self-serving criminals and whether he personally condemns them. “The Irishman” doesn’t break with that tradition. The opportunity to sit with the movie later is the main reason to see it. For all its borderline-vaudevillian verbal humor and occasional eruptions of ultraviolence (often done in a single take, and shot from far away) it feels like as much of a collection of thought prompts and images of contemplation as Scorsese’s somber religious epics “The Last Temptation of Christ,” “Kundun” and “Silence.” God is as tight-lipped as Frank.
-Matt Zoller Seitz, 3.5/4
Martin Scorsese
Steven Zaillian
Rodrigo Prieto
Thelma Schoonmaker
Release date:
November 1, 2019 (limited theatrical release)
November 27, 2019 (Netflix)
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2018.05.24 03:49 Phenenas Phenenas #37: X-Men (2000)

Date started: 12/18/2017
There’s something about tackling a gigantic film franchise for the first time that I find hugely intimidating. There are 11 entries in the X-Men series so far, more are on the way, and it shows no sign of slowing. And until today, I haven’t seen a single one of them. I’ve never touched an X-Men comic, I’ve never seen the cartoon, I didn’t even see Deadpool or Logan. So I’m looking at the movie that started it all, which is almost as old as I am, with a fresh perspective. And you know what? It was damn good.
Seriously, I’ve been missing out. If I could point to any one film that turned the superhero movie into the respected genre it is today, it’d be this one. The opening scene is set in a concentration camp; that should let the audience know that this isn’t just another goofy action movie where men in tight pants beat each other up. And yet it ties into the story, not only to show the backstory of our villain, but to demonstrate the movie’s main theme: prejudice. There are people born with special powers, known as mutants, and people are fearful and hostile toward them, to the point where the government wants to introduce legislation forcing them to come out in the open. I don’t know why I’m telling you this, because everyone and their grandma probably knows this stuff already.
The movie’s cast is great. Hugh Jackman is perfect as the tough, gruff Wolverine. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are both in this movie, which in retrospect, is like a nerd’s wet dream. They’re both great, and even beyond their performance, I’m fascinated by the relationship between Professor X and Magneto. The latter is an interesting villain, and while we’re now so used to the idea of a “bad guy with good intentions” that it’s almost a cliche, I have to respect that this is one of the first superhero movies to do it. Halle Berry is good as the meteorokinetic Storm, in a respectable superhero movie before ruining it with Catwoman. Also, she delivers my new favorite bizarre one-liner: “Do you know what happens to a toad when it gets hit by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else.” Anna Paquin as Rogue was...mostly harmless.
Does the movie have its problems? A few. The plot seemed convoluted at times. Magneto has this really strange plan where he’s going to kidnap a girl and make her absorb his power to...turn people into mutants? Um, why’s he doing that again? It’s pretty poorly explained. Also, there’s a big plot point where Rogue goes into Wolverine’s room at night and tries to wake him up, and he’s having a night terror, so he panics and stabs her through the chest. Ummmm...why did she go in his room? Was she being a perv or what? It’s things like that, little problems that briefly draw me out of a good experience. The effects are pretty dated, but that’s no fault of the film’s, and doesn’t ruin the very well-done action scenes. I wanted more of the characters just chilling out and interacting, and I had hoped to see more of the school itself. But if my number one problem with a movie is that I wanted more, they’re doing a pretty good job.
And honestly, that’s all I have to say. Short review, by my standards at least. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of this series! Maybe I’ll space it out for the rest of my challenge. For now, I’m glad I saw this one.
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2018.02.24 05:29 PhillyFrank76 41M about to try online dating - do I get braces?

I’m a 41 year old male just divorced from a 23 year long relationship with the only woman I’ve ever even gone on a date with, and I’m getting ready to try online dating. I have a gap between my two front teeth (this sub doesn’t allow pictures, but think of a male Anna Paquin). I’m debating whether I should get this corrected.
I initially assumed I would get Invisalign but that just doesn’t seem like something I can handle - you need to wear the trays 22 hours a day, remove to eat or drink anything other than water, brush them constantly, etc. I really can’t imagine doing it. So that leaves the option of braces or staying as is.
On one hand I feel like women should appreciate that I’m trying to improve my appearance and realize it’s not my fault my parents didn’t get this fixed when I was a kid, but on the other hand I feel like no adult women is going to want to date a guy who’s balding but has braces.
What do you think? Would you (assuming you’re of the age to date a 41 yo M) date a guy wearing braces?
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2017.11.03 07:59 NicholasCajun Alias Grace - Series Premiere Discussion

Premise: The six-part miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel is based on the true story of Irish immigrant servant in Canada named Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), who in 1843 was convicted of murdering her employer (Paul Gross) and the housekeeper (Anna Paquin) with the help of a stable hand named James McDermott (Kerr Logan).
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/AliasGrace Netflix November 3rd, 2017 82/100
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2017.11.03 04:19 FirstLadyOfBeer The Sims Weekly Build Challenge: Week 24 - Base Game Starter

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2017.06.18 06:07 tombstoneshadows28 All of the MPAA/CARA-rated films of 2010 (out of the 7,269 films released worldwide that year.)

  1. Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale (Directors: John Dunson + Sean Dunson)
  2. High School Musical: China (Director: Shi-Zheng Chen)
  3. Little Gobie (Director: Tony Tang)
  4. Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure (Director: Joy Chapman)
  5. Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega (Director: Cosmo Segurson)
  6. Once Upon An Island (Director: undisclosed)
  7. Ramona And Beezus (Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum)
  8. Santa’s Apprentice (Director: Luc Vinciguerra)
  9. Slow Moe (Director: Timothy J. Nelson)
  10. Space Dogs (Directors: Inna Evlannikova + Svyatoslav Ushakov)
  11. Strawberry Shortcake: The Glimmerberry Ball Movie (Director: Michael Hack)
  12. The Nutcrackers (Director: Alex Colls)
  13. The Secret World of Arrietty (Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi)
  14. Toy Story III (Director: Lee Unkrich)
  15. You’re So Cupid! (Director: John Lyde)
  1. A Cat In Paris (Directors: Jean-Loup Felicioli + Alain Gagnol)
  2. A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventure (Director: Ben Stassen)
  3. A Woman (Director: Giada Colagrande)
  4. Adventures Of A Teenage Dragonslayer (Director: Andrew Lauer)
  5. Adventures In Wonderland (Director: Tim Burton)
  6. Alpha And Omega (Director: Anthony Bell + Ben Gluck)
  7. Arthur III: The War Of The Two Worlds (Director: Luc Besson)
  8. Beneath The Blue (Director: Michael D. Sellers)
  9. Breaking The Press (Director: Andrew Stevens)
  10. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore (Director: Brad Peyton)
  11. Chasing 3000 (Director: Gregory J. Lanesey)
  12. Church (Directors: Foster V. Corder + Cory King)
  13. Cutback (Directors: Lance Bachelder + Johnny Remo)
  14. Despicable Me (Directors: Pierre Coffin + Chris Renaud)
  15. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Director: Thor Freudenthal)
  16. Do Dooni Chaar (Director: Habib Faisal)
  17. Expecting Mary (Director: Dan Gordon)
  18. Extraordinary Measures (Director: Tom Vaughan)
  19. Farmer’s Tan (Director: Brian Tetsuro)
  20. Flipped (Director: Rob Reiner)
  21. Fuchsia The Mini-Witch (Director: Johan Nijenhuis)
  22. Furry Vengeance (Director: Roger Kumble)
  23. Golf In The Kingdom (Director: Susan Streitfeld)
  24. Hot Summer Days (Directors: Tony Chan + Wing Shya)
  25. How To Train Your Dragon (Directors: Dean DeBlois + Chris Sanders)
  26. I Kissed A Vampire (Director: Chris Nolan)
  27. Ice Castles (Director: Donald Wrye)
  28. Just Wright (Director: Sanaa Hamri)
  29. Konferenz der Tiere (Director: Reinhard Klooss + Holger Tappe)
  30. Leap Year (Diector: Anand Tucker)
  31. Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole (Director: Zack Snyder)
  32. Let God Be The Judge (Director: Emmbre Perry)
  33. Letters To God (Directors: David Nixon + Patrick Doughtie)
  34. Letters To Juliet (Director: Gary Winick)
  35. Main Street (Main St.) (Director: John Doyle)
  36. Marmaduke (Director: Tom Dey)
  37. Meeks Cutoff (Director: Kelly Reichardt)
  38. Megamind (Director: Tom McGrath)
  39. Monster Cruise (Director: Jim Wynorski)
  40. My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (Director: Daryn Tufts)
  41. Nanny McPhee Returns (Director: Susanna White)
  42. Not THe Messiah: He’s A Very Naughty Boy (Director Aubrey Powell)
  43. Not-So-Super Girl (Director: Abdul MalikIbn Al-Estefan)
  44. Open Season III (Director: Cody Cameron)
  45. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Director: Chris Columbus)
  46. Pure Country II: The Gift (Director: Christopher Cain)
  47. Reuniting The Rubins (Director: Yoav Factor)
  48. Rising Stars (Director: Daniel Millican)
  49. Rust (Director: Corbin Bernsen)
  50. Secretariat (Director: Randall Wallace)
  51. Shrek Forever After (Director: Mike Mitchell)
  52. Snowmen (Director: Robert Kirbyson)
  53. Sophie & Sheba (Director: Leif Bristow)
  54. Standing Ovation (Director: Stewart Raffill)
  55. Summer Eleven (Director: Joseph Kell)
  56. Suma Joe (Directors: Chris Armstrong + Clay Banks)
  57. TRON: Legacy (Director: Joseph Kosinski)
  58. Tangled (Directors: Nathan Greno + Byron Howard)
  59. The 5th Quarter (Director: Rick Bieber)
  60. The Christmas Bunny (Director: Tom Seidman)
  61. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Director: Michael Apted)
  62. The Dogfather (Director: Richard Boddington)
  63. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (Director: Luc Besson)
  64. The Genesis Code (Directors: C. Thomas Howell + Patrick Read Johnson)
  65. The Guardians (Director: Chris Hummel)
  66. The Illusionist (Director: Sylvain Chomet)
  67. The Karate Kid (Director: Harald Zwart)
  68. The Last Airbender (Director: M. Night Shyamalan)
  69. The Last Song (Director: Julie Anne Robinson)
  70. The Nutcracker (in 3-D) (Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy)
  71. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Director: Jon Turteltaub)
  72. The Spy Next Door (Director: Brian Levant)
  73. The Way Home (Director: Lance W. Dreesen)
  74. To Love A Woman (Director: George Jiha)
  75. Tooth Fairy (Director: Michael Lembeck)
  76. Unitards (Director: Scott Featherstone)
  77. What If... (Director: Dallas Jenkins)
  78. What Would Jesus Do? (WWJD) (Director: Thomas Makowski)
  79. White Lion (Director: Michael Swan)
  80. Wildfire: The Arabian Heart (Director: Michael Vincent)
  81. Yogi Bear (Director: Eric Brevig)
  82. You Again (Director: Andy Fickman)
  1. ‘Master Harold’...And The Boys (Director: Lonny Price)
  2. All American Zombie Drugs (Director: Alex Ballar)
  3. An Invisible Sign (Director: Marilyn Agrelo)
  4. Another Harvest Moon (Director: Greg Swartz)
  5. Another Year (Director: Mike Leigh)
  6. Bed + Breakfast: Love Is A Happy Accident (Director: Marcio Garcia)
  7. Before We Say Goodbye (Director Paul Davids)
  8. Between Kings And Queens (Director: Joy Dickson)
  9. Blood Done Sign My Name (Director: Jeb Stuart)
  10. Border Guardians Of Ackernon (Director: Paul Best)
  11. Browncoats: Redemption (Director: Michael C. Dougherty)
  12. Burlesque (Director: Steve Antin)
  13. Burning Bright (Director: Carlos Brooks)
  14. Charlie St. Cloud (Director: Burr Steers)
  15. Clash Of The Titans (Director: Louis Leterrier)
  16. Country Singer (Director: Mickey Reece)
  17. Country Strong (Director: Shana Feste)
  18. Crazy On The Outside (Director: Tim Allen)
  19. Date Night (Director: Shawn Levy)
  20. Dead Hollywood Blondes (Director: Deirdre McGill)
  21. Dear John (Director: Lasse Hallström)
  22. Detective Dee: Mystery Of The Phantom Flame (Director: Hark Tsui)
  23. Devil (Director: John Erick Dowdle)
  24. Dinner For Schmucks (Director: Jay Roach)
  25. Dog Jack (Director: Edward T. McDougal)
  26. Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night (Director: Kevin Munroe)
  27. Easy A (Director: Will Gluck)
  28. Eat Pray Love (Director: Ryan Murphy)
  29. Everything Nice (Director: Garrett Kelly)
  30. Exorcismus (Director: Manuel Carballo)
  31. Fair Game (Director: Doug Liman)
  32. Father Of Invention (Director: Trent Cooper)
  33. Fool For Love (Director: Charlie Nguyen)
  34. Freestyle (Director: Kolton Lee)
  35. Ghost From The Machine (Director: matt Osterman)
  36. Good Intentions (Director: Jim Issa)
  37. Greta (Director: Antonio de Santos)
  38. Griff The Invisible (Director: Leon Ford)
  39. Grown Ups (Director: Dennis Dugan)
  40. Guilt & Sentence (Director: Spencer T. Folmar)
  41. Gulliver’s Travels (Director: Rob Letterman)
  42. Harry Potter + The Deathly Hallows (Pt. 1) (Director: David Yates)
  43. Heaven Ain’t Hard To Find (Director: Neema Barnette)
  44. Hereafter (Director: Clint Eastwood)
  45. How Do You Know? (Director: James L. Brooks)
  46. In My Sleep (Director: Allen Wolf)
  47. Inception (Director: Christopher Nolan)
  48. Insidious (Director: James Wan)
  49. Iron Man II (Director: Jon Favreau)
  50. It’s Kind Of A Funny Story (Directors: Anna Boden + Rya Fleck)
  51. It’s A Wonderful Afterlife (Director: Gurinder Chadha)
  52. Jonah Hex (Director: Jimmy Hayward)
  53. Killers (Director: Robert Luketic)
  54. Knight And Day (Director: James Mangold)
  55. Knucklehead (Director: Michael W. Watkins)
  56. L'appât (Director: Yves Simoneau)
  57. Lebanon, PA. (Director: Ben Hickernell)
  58. Legendary (Director: Mel Damski)
  59. Leonie (Director: Hisako Matsui)
  60. Life As We Know It (Director: Greg Berlanti)
  61. Life, Above All (Director: Oliver Schmitz)
  62. Lifted (Director: Lexi Alexander)
  63. Light Of My Eyes (Director: Wael Ihsan)
  64. Little Big Soldier (Director: Ding Sheng)
  65. Little Fockers (Director: Paul Weitz)
  66. Lottery Ticket (Director: Erik White)
  67. Loving The Bad Man (Director: Péter Engert)
  68. Mooz-Lum (Director: Qasim Basir)
  69. Morning Glory (Director: Roger Michell)
  70. Mucha (Director: Berenika Maciejewicz)
  71. My Girlfriend’s Back (Director: Steven Ayromlooi)
  72. My Name Is Khan (Director: Karan Johar)
  73. My Own Love Song (Director: Olivier Dahan)
  74. Na izmene (Director: Aleksandr Atanesyan)
  75. No eres tú, soy yo (Director: Alejandro Springall)
  76. Of Gods And Men (Director: Xavier Beauvois)
  77. Our Family Wedding (Director: Rick Famuyiwa)
  78. Peacock (Director: Michael Lander)
  79. Phoonk II (Director: Milind Gadagkar)
  80. Preacher’s Kid (Director: Stan Foster)
  81. Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (Director: Mike Newell)
  82. RED (Director: Robert Schwentke)
  83. Rabbit Hole (Director: John Cameron Mitchell)
  84. Redemption Road (Director: Mario Van Peebles)
  85. Remember Me (Director: Allen Coulter)
  86. Robin Hood (Director: Ridley Scott)
  87. Salt (Director: Phillip Noyce)
  88. Sarah’s Key (Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner)
  89. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Director: Edgar Wright)
  90. Sheriff Of Contention (Director: Tom O’Mary)
  91. Skateland (Director: Anthony Burns)
  92. Skyline (Directors: Colin Strause + Greg Strause)
  93. Step Away From The Stone (Director: Bob Hooper)
  94. Step Up 3D (Director: Jon M. Chu)
  95. Stomp The Yard II: Homecoming (Director: Rob Hardy)
  96. Street Corner Sympathy (Director: Andrew C. Matthews)
  97. StreetDance 3D (Directors: Max Giwa + Dania Pasquini)
  98. Super Hybrid (Director: Eric Valette)
  99. Takers (Director: John Luessenhop)
  100. The A-Team (Director: Joe Carnahan)
  101. The Back-Up Plan (Director: Alan Poul)
  102. The Bounty Hunter (Director: Andy Tennant)
  103. The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman (Director: Wuershan)
  104. The Chosen One (Director: Rob Schneider)
  105. The Conspirator (Director: Robert Redford)
  106. The Estates (Director: T.J. Yoshizaki)
  107. The First Grader (Director: Justin Chadwick)
  108. The Ghost Writer (Director: Roman Polanski)
  109. The Grace Card (Director: David G. Evans)
  110. The Hammer (Director: Oren Kaplan)
  111. The Incubus (Directors: Marcie Gorman + Shayne Leighton)
  112. The Last Exorcism (Director: Daniel Stamm)
  113. The Last Godfather (Director: Hyung-rae Shim)
  114. The Losers (Director: Sylvain White)
  115. The Magnificent Dead (Director: Shane Scott)
  116. The Mitchell Tapes (Director: Thomas S. Nicol)
  117. The Next Three Days (Director: Paul Haggis)
  118. The Presence (Director: Tom Provost)
  119. The Rally (Director: Rick Reyna)
  120. The Righteous And The Wicked (Director: Craig A. BButler)
  121. The River Why (Director: Matthew Leutwyler)
  122. The Road To Freedom (Director: Brendan Moriarty)
  123. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams Of Duncan Christopher (DIrectro: Justin S. Monroe)
  124. The Romantics (Director: Galt Niederhoffer)
  125. The Social Network (Director: David Fincher)
  126. The Switch (Directors: Josh Gordon + Will Speck)
  127. The Tempest (Director: Julie Taymor)
  128. The Tourist (Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
  129. The Trial (Director: Gary Wheeler)
  130. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Director: David Slade)
  131. The Way (Director: Emilio Estevez)
  132. The Way (Director: Barry Shay)
  133. The Way Back (Director: Peter Weir)
  134. Theft By Deception (Director: David Dietrich)
  135. Time Machine (Director: Mickey Reece)
  136. Trapped: Haitian Nights (Director: Jean-Claude La Marre)
  137. Trollhunter (Director: André Øvredal)
  138. True Grit (Director: Joel Coen)
  139. Unstoppable (Director: Tony Scott)
  140. Valentine’s Day (Director: Garry Marshall)
  141. Vampires Suck (Director: Jason Friedberg + Aaron Seltzer)
  142. Vigilante: The Hayward Brown Story (Director: Sean Spoatcoat Brown)
  143. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (Director: Gautham Menon)
  144. Waiting For Forever (Director: James Keach)
  145. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Director: Oliver Stone)
  146. Ways To Live Forever (Director: Gustavo Ron)
  147. When In Rome (Director: Mark Steven Johnson)
  148. Why Did I Get Married Too? (Director: Tyler Perry)
  149. Wild Target (Director: Jonathan Lynn)
  150. Wushu Warrior (Director: Alain Desrochers)
  151. Ye Maaya Chesave (Director: Gautham Menon)
  1. 127 Hours (Director: Danny Boyle)
  2. 13 (Director: Géla Babluani)
  3. 13 Assassins (Director: Takashi Miike)
  4. 14 Blades (Director: Daniel Lee)
  5. 15 Till Midnight (Director: Wolfgang Meyer)
  6. 2001 Maniacs: Field Of Screams (Director: Tim Sullivan)
  7. 3 Backyards (Director: Eric Mendelsohn)
  8. 6 Souls (Directors: Måns Mårlind + Björn Stein)
  9. A Beginner’s Guide To Endings (Directors: Jonathan Sobol)
  10. A Better Tomorrow (Director: Hae-sung Song)
  11. A Horrible Way To Die (Director: Adam Wingard)
  12. A Little Help (Director: Michael J. Weithorn)
  13. A Nightmare On Elm Street (Director: Samuel Bayer)
  14. A River Of Skulls (Director: Suza Lambert Bowser)
  15. A Very Close Encounter (Director: Esmaeil Mihandoost)
  16. Abelar: Tales Of An Ancient Empire (Director: Albert Pyun)
  17. Acts Of Violence (Director: Il Lim)
  18. Adjusting Honor (Director: Jeff Solema)
  19. Airmen (Director: Mickey Reece)
  20. All Good Things (Director: Andrew Jarecki)
  21. Altitude (Director: Kaare Andrews)
  22. Am I Alone? (Director: B.E. Rogstad)
  23. American Scream King (Director: Joel Paul Reisig)
  24. Amigo (Director: John Sayles)
  25. Amphibious Creature Of The Deep (Director: Brian Yuzna)
  26. And Soon The Darkness (Director: Marcos Efron)
  27. Anderson’s Cross (Director: Jerome Elston Scott)
  28. Angel Of Evil (Director: Michele Placido)
  29. Animal Kingdom (Director: David Michôd)
  30. As Good As Dead (Director: Jonathan Mossek)
  31. Atrocious (Director: Fernando Barreda Luna)
  32. BKO: Bangkok Knockout (Director: Panna Rittikrai)
  33. Baby Mama’s Club (Director: Joseph L. Stovall)
  34. Barney’s Version (Director: Richard J. Lewis)
  35. Barry Munday (Director: Chris D’Arienzo)
  36. Bear (Director: Roel Reiné)
  37. Beatdown (Director: Mike Gunther)
  38. Beautiful Boy (Director: Shawn Ku)
  39. Beginners (Director: Mike Mills)
  40. Beneath Hill 60 (Director: Jeremy Sims)
  41. Beneath The Dark (Director: Chad Feehan)
  42. Bereavement (Director: Stevan Mena)
  43. Beyond The Black Rainbow (Director: Panos Cosmatos)
  44. Big Money Rustlas (Director: Paul Andresen)
  45. Biutiful (Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  46. Black Death (Director: Christopher Smith)
  47. Black Limousine (Director: Carl Colpaert)
  48. Black Swan (Director: Darren Aronofsky)
  49. Blades Of Blood (Director: Joon-ik Lee)
  50. Blame (Director: Michael Henry)
  51. Bloodworth (Director: Shane Dax Taylor)
  52. Blue Valentine (Director: Derek Cianfrance)
  53. Bold Native (Director: Denis Henry Hennelly)
  54. Born To Raise Hell (Director: Lauro Chartrand)
  55. Boy Wonder (Director: Michael Morrissey)
  56. Breaking The Fall (Director: David Metzger)
  57. Brighton Rock (Director: Rowan Joffe)
  58. Brotherhood (Director: Will Canon)
  59. Bunraku (Director: Guy Moshe)
  60. Buried (Director: Rodrigo Cortés)
  61. Burke And Hare (Director: John Landis)
  62. Burning Palms (Director: Christopher Landon)
  63. Ca$h (Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson)
  64. Caged Animal (Wrath Of Cain) (Director: Ryan Combs)
  65. Camp Hell (Director: George VanBuskirk)
  66. Cartel War (Directors: Jack Lucarelli + Troy Price)
  67. Casino Jack (Director: George Hickenlooper)
  68. Caught Inside (Director: Adam Blaiklock)
  69. Caught In The Crossfire (Director: Brian A. Miller)
  70. Cemetery Junction (Directors: Ricky Gervais + Stephen Merchant)
  71. Centurion (Director: Neil Marshall)
  72. Ceremony (Director: Max Winkler)
  73. Champion Road: Arena (Director: R.L. Scott)
  74. Chatroom (Director: Hideo Nakata)
  75. Cherry (Director: Jeffrey Fine)
  76. Cielito lindo (Directors: Alejandro Alcondez + Rodrigo Patino)
  77. Circus Maximus (Director: Thomas J. La Sorsa)
  78. Code Blue (Director: Arthur Alston)
  79. Consinsual (Director: Paul D. Hannah)
  80. Conviction (Director: Tony Goldwyn)
  81. Cop Out (Director: Kevin Smith)
  82. Cost Of A Soul (Director: Sean Kirkpatrick)
  83. Costa Rican Summer (Director: Jason Matthews)
  84. Cupid’s Arrow (Director: Daniel Peterson)
  85. Cyrus (Directors: Jay Duplass + Mark Duplass)
  86. Dark Crossing (Director: Damian Chapa)
  87. Darnell Dawkins: Mouth Guitar Legend) (Director: Clayne Crawford)
  88. Daydream Nation (Director: Michael Goldbach)
  89. Dead Awake (Director: Omar Naim)
  90. Deadly Closure (Director: Andrzej Mrotek)
  91. Deadly Impact (Director: Robert Kurtzman)
  92. Dear Mr. Gacy (Director: Svetozar Ristovski)
  93. DearGod (Director: Robert Anderson)
  94. Death Calls (Directors: Ken Del Conte + Hector Echavarria)
  95. Death At A Funeral (Director: Neil LaBute)
  96. Dirty Girl (Director: Abe Sylvia)
  97. Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (Director: Troy Nixey)
  98. Dreamkiller (Director: Catherine C. Pirotta)
  99. Drones (Directors: Amber Benson + Adam Busch)
  100. Due Date (Director: Todd Phillips)
  101. Easy Money (Director: Daniel Espinosa)
  102. Edge Of Darkness (Director: Martin Campbell)
  103. Egg Nog (Director: Brandon Robinson)
  104. Elektra Luxx (Director: Sebastian Gutierrez)
  105. Endure (Director: Joe O’Brien)
  106. Enemies Among Us (Director: Dan Garcia)
  107. Every Day (Director: Richard Levine)
  108. Everyday Black Man (Director: Carmen Madden)
  109. Everything Must Go (Director: Dan Rush)
  110. F (Expelled) (Director: Johannes Roberts)
  111. Failing Better Now (Director: Keren Atzmon)
  112. Faster (Director: George Tillman, Jr.)
  113. Fighting Angels: Exodus (Director: Eric Vence Gfreen)
  114. Fire Of Conscience (Director: Dante Lam)
  115. Flying Lessons (Director: Derek Magyar)
  116. Footsteps (Director: Gavin James)
  117. For Colored Girls (Director: Tyler Perry)
  118. Four Lions (Director: Christopher Morris)
  119. Frankie + Alice (Director: Geoffrey Sax)
  120. Freeway Killer (Director: John Murlowski)
  121. From Paris With Love (Director Pierre Morel)
  122. Frozen (Director: Adam Green)
  123. Fubar: Balls To The Wall (Director: Michael Dowse)
  124. Gangster Exchange (Director: Dean Bajramovic)
  125. Get Him To The Greek (Director: Nicholas Stoller)
  126. Ghetto Physics (Directors: William Arntz + E. Raymond Brown)
  127. Going The Distance (Director: Nanette Burstein)
  128. Good Neighbors (Director: Jacob Teirney)
  129. Green Zone (Director: Paul Greengrass)
  130. Greenberg (Director: Noah Baumbach)
  131. Gun (Director: Jessy Terrero)
  132. Happy, Happy (Director: Anne Sewitsky)
  133. Happythankyoumoreplease (Director: Josh Radnor)
  134. Hard Breakers (Director: Leah Sturgis)
  135. Harvest (Director: Marc Meyers)
  136. Hatchet II (Director: Adam Green)
  137. Henry’s Crime (Director: Malcolm Venville)
  138. Hesher (Director: Spencer Susser)
  139. High School (Director: John Stalberg, Jr.)
  140. Hitler’s Grave (Director: Daryush Shokof)
  141. Holy Rollers (Director: Kevin Asch)
  142. Hot Tub Time Machine (Director: Steve Pink)
  143. House Under Siege (Director: Mark Hazen Kelly)
  144. How To Make Love To A Woman (Director: Scott Culver)
  145. Howl (Directors: Rob Epstein + Jeffrey Friedman)
  146. Hunt To Kill (Director: Keoni Waxman)
  147. I Spit On Your Grave (Director: Steven R. Monroe)
  148. I’m Not Jesus, Mommy (Director: Vaughn Juares)
  149. I’m Not Like That No More (Director: Christian Sesma)
  150. I’m Still Here (Director: Casey Affleck)
  151. Illegal (Director: Ric DuPont)
  152. Immigration Tango (Director: David Burton Morris)
  153. In A Better World (Director: Susanne Bier)
  154. Incendies (Director: Denis Villeneuve)
  155. Indelible (Director: Brian Lynch)
  156. Inhale (Director: Baltasar Kormákur)
  157. Ip Man II (Director: Wilson Yip)
  158. Iran Zendan (Director: Daryush Shokof)
  159. Irreversi (Director: Michael Gleissner)
  160. Jack Goes Boating (Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman)
  161. Jackers (Director: David Betances)
  162. Junkyard Dog (Director: Kim Bass)
  163. Kalamity (Director: James M. Hausler)
  164. Karma Road (Director: Mihir Pathak)
  165. Kick-Ass (Director: Matthew Vaughn)
  166. Kill Katie Malone (Director: Carlos Ramos, Jr.)
  167. Kill Speed (Director: Kim Bass)
  168. Killer Hoo-Ha! (Director: Sean Pomper)
  169. King Of Triads (Director: Dennis Law)
  170. King Of The Avenue (Director: Ryan Combs)
  171. Klown (Director: Mikkel Nørgaard)
  172. Last Kung Fu Monk (Director: Peng Zhang Li)
  173. Last Night (Director: Massy Tadjedin)
  174. Legacy: Black Ops (Director: Thomas Eromose Ikimi)
  175. Legend Of the Fist: The Return Of Chen Zhen (Director: Wai-Keung Lau)
  176. Legion (Director: Scott Stewart)
  177. Let Me In (Director: Matt Reeves)
  178. Living Will... (Director: Matthew Lauyer)
  179. Locked Down (Director: Daniel Zirilli)
  180. Locked In (Director: Suri Krishnamma)
  181. London Boulevard (Director: William Monahan)
  182. Louis (Director: Dan Pritzker)
  183. Love & Other Drugs (Director: Edward Zwick)
  184. Love Ranch (Director: Taylor Hackford)
  185. Luster (Director: Adam Mason)
  186. MacGruber (Director: Jorma Taccone)
  187. Machete (Directors: Ethan Maniquis + Robert Rodriguez)
  188. Machete Joe (Director: Sasha Krane)
  189. Made In Dagenham (Director: Nigel Cole)
  190. Meet Monica Velour (Director: Keith Bearden)
  191. Mercy (Director: Coier Amerson)
  192. Meskada (Director: Josh Sternfeld)
  193. Miral (Director: Julian Schnabel)
  194. Miss Nobody (Director: Abram Cox)
  195. Mob Rules (Director: Keith Parmer)
  196. Monsters (Director: Gareth Edwards)
  197. Morning (Director: Leland Orser)
  198. Mother’s Day (Director: Darren Lynn Bousman)
  199. Multiple Sarcasms (Director: Brooks Branch)
  200. My Soul To Take (Director: Wes Craven)
  201. N-Secure (Director: David M. Matthews)
  202. Needle (Director: John V. Soto)
  203. Neowolf (Director: Yvan Gauthier)
  204. Never Let Me Go (Director: Mark Romanek)
  205. Night Catches Us (Director: Tanya Hamilton)
  206. Night Wolf (Director: Jonathan Glendening)
  207. Nine Dead (Director: Chris Shadley)
  208. No Body Found (Directors: Angela Lyons + Angela Rollo)
  209. No Leaf Clover (Director: Andrei Sporea)
  210. Norman (Director: Jonathan Segal)
  211. Once Fallen (Director: Ash Adams)
  212. Ong-bak III (Directors: Tony Jaa + Panna Rittkrai)
  213. Open House (Director: Andrew Paquin)
  214. Operation: Endgame (Director: Fouad Mikati)
  215. Oranges And Sunshine (Director: Jim Loach)
  216. Order Of Chaos (Director: Vince Vieluf)
  217. Outcast (Director: Colm McCarthy)
  218. Outrage (Director: Takeshi Kitano)
  219. Paranormal Activity II (Director: Tod Williams)
  220. Passion Play (Director: Mitch Glazer)
  221. Peep World (Director: Barry W. Blaustein
  222. Perfect Combination (Director: Trey Haley)
  223. Perfect Life (Director: Josef Rusnak
  224. Perfect Sunday (Director: Demetrius Navarro)
  225. Phase 7 (Director: Nicolás Goldbart)
  226. Pickin’ & Grinnin (Director: Jon Gries
  227. Piranha 3D (Director: Alexandre Aja)
  228. Placebo (Director: Nick Slatkin)
  229. Please Give (Director: Nicole Holofcener)
  230. Point Blank (Director: Fred Cavayé)
  231. Porters: Two Men And A Sex Doll (Director: Justin Arredondo)
  232. Potiche (Director: François Ozon)
  233. Predators (Director: Nimród Antalj)
  234. Prowl (Director: Patrik Syversen)
  235. Psych:9 (Director: Andrew Shortell)
  236. Psychic Experiment (Director: Mel House)
  237. Psychosis (Director: Reg Traviss)
  238. Queen Of The Lost (Director: Henry Jaglom)
  239. Radio Free Albemuth (Director: John Alan Simon)
  240. Rammbock (Director: Marvin Kren)
  241. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Director: Jalmari Helander)
  242. Raven (Director: Gregori J. Martin)
  243. Red Hill (Director: Patrick Hughes)
  244. Redlight Greenlight (Director: Sean Simpson)
  245. Reign Of Assassins (Director: Chao-Bin Su)
  246. Release (Directors: Darren Flaxstone + Christian Martin)
  247. Removal (Director: Nick Simon)
  248. Repo Men (Director: Miguel Sapochnik)
  249. Resident Evil: Afterlife (Director: Paul W.S. Anderson)
  250. Respire (Director: David A. Cross)
  251. Road Kill (Director: Dean Francis)
  252. Road To Nowhere (Director: Monte Hellman)
  253. Rocksteady (Director: Mustapha Khan)
  254. Rubber (Director: Quentin Dupieux)
  255. Sacrifice (Director: Kaige Chen)
  256. Saigo no Chûshingura (Director: Shigemichi Sugita)
  257. Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (Director: Kevin Greutert)
  258. Scorpio Men On Prozac (Director: Rand Marsh)
  259. Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story (Director: Tommy Reid)
  260. Sedona’s Rule (Director: Josh Gillick)
  261. Seducing Charlie Baker (Director: Amy Glazer)
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  263. Sex And The City II (Director: Michael Patrick King)
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  265. Shadows & Lies (Director: Jay Anania)
  266. Shanghai (Director: Mikael Håfström)
  267. Shanghai Blue (Director: Oscar L. Costo)
  268. She’s Out Of My League (Director: Jim Field Smith)
  269. Shinigami: Analysis (Director: Justin Burgess)
  270. Shoot The Hero (Director: Christian Sesma)
  271. Shut Up And Kiss Me (Director: Devin Hamilton)
  272. Shutter Island (Director: Martin Scorsese)
  273. Sinners And Saints (Director: William Kaufman)
  274. Siren (Director: Andrew Hull)
  275. Six Shooters (Director: Fernando Spiner)
  276. Small Town Murder Songs (Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly)
  277. Small Town Saturday Night (Director: Ryan Craig)
  278. Something Better Somewhere Else (Director: Ron Lazzeretti)
  279. Something Like A Business (Director: Russ Parr)
  280. Somewhere (Director: Sofia Coppola)
  281. Sound Of Noise (Directors: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson)
  282. Special Ops (Director: Tom Shell)
  283. Speed-Dating (Director: Joseph A. Elmore, Jr.)
  284. Stake Land (Director: Jim Mickle)
  285. Stay Single (Director: Peter Macaluso)
  286. Stiffs (Director: Frank Ciota)
  287. Stone (Director: John Curran)
  288. Straight To Hell (Director: Alex Cox)
  289. Street Poet (Director: E. Paul Edwards)
  290. Submarine (Director: Richard Ayoade)
  291. Suicide Girls Must Die! (Director: Sarah Remetch)
  292. Super (Director: James Gunn)
  293. Supreme Champion (Directors: Ted Fox + Richard Styles)
  294. Sympathy For Delicious (Director: Mark Ruffalo)
  295. Tamara Drewe (Director: Stephen Frears)
  296. Tekken (Director: Dwight H. Little)
  297. Terror Trap (Director: Dan Garcia)
  298. The Accursed (Director: Adrián García Bogliano + Ramiro García Bogliano)
  299. The Agency: Pursuit Of The Ares Virus
  300. The Alien Girl (Director: Anton Bormatov)
  301. The American (Director: Anton Corbijn)
  302. The Assault (Director: Julien Leclercq)
  303. The Bang Bang Club (Director: Steven Silver)
  304. The Beekeepers (Director: Bryant Mainord)
  305. The Best And The Brightest (Director: Josh Shelov)
  306. The Big Bang (Director: Tony Krantz)
  307. The Big I Am (Director: Nic Auerbach)
  308. The Big Sleaze (Director: Michael Fredianelli)
  309. The Book Of Eli (Director: Albert Hughes + Allen Hughes)
  310. The Brazen Bull (Director: Douglas Elford-Argent)
  311. The Chameleon (Director: Jean-Paul Salomé)
  312. The Child’s Eye (Directors: Danny Pang + Oxide Chun Pang)
  313. The Clinic (Director: James Rabbitts)
  314. The Company Men (Director: John Wells)
  315. The Con Artist (Director: Risa Bramon Garcia)
  316. The Crazies (Director: Breck Eisner)
  317. The Dead (Directors: Howard J. Ford + Jonathan Ford)
  318. The Dead Undead (Directors Matthew R. Anderson + Edward Conna)
  319. The Debt (Director: John Madden)
  320. The Dry Land (Director: Ryan Piers Williams)
  321. The Expendables (Director: Sylvester Stallone)
  322. The Experiment (Director: Paul Scheuring)
  323. The Extra Man (Directors: Shari Springer Berman + Robert Pulcini)
  324. The Fighter (Director: David O. Russell)
  325. The Final (Director: Joey Stewart)
  326. The Final Storm (Director: Uwe Boll)
  327. The Freebie (Director: Katie Aselton)
  328. The Heavy (Director: Marcus Warren)
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  330. The Kane Files: Life Of Trial (Director: Benjamin Gourley)
  331. The Kids Are All Right (Director: Lisa Cholodenko)
  332. The Killer Inside Me (Director: Michael Winterbottom)
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  336. The Last Circus (Director: Álex de la Iglesia)
  337. The Last Rites Of Ransom Pride (Director: Tiller Russell)
  338. The Lazarus Papers (Director: Jeremiah Hundley)
  339. The Locksmith (Directors: Brad Barnes + Todd Barnes)
  340. The Man From Nowhere (Director: Jeong-beom Lee)
  341. The Maze (Director: Stephen Shimek)
  342. The Mulberry Tree (Director: Mark Heller)
  343. The Names Of Love (Director: Michel Leclerc)
  344. The Opium Eater (Director: David Bertelsen)
  345. The Other Guys (Director: Adam McKay)
  346. The Pack (Director: Franck Richard)
  347. The Penthouse (Director: Chris Levitus)
  348. The Perfect Host (Director: Nick Tomnay)
  349. The Reeds (Director: Nick Cohen)
  350. The Reef (Director: Andrew Traucki)
  351. The Rig (Director: Peter Atencio)
  352. The Runaways (Director: Floria Sigismondi)
  353. The Sylvian Experiments (Director: Hiroshi Takahashi)
  354. The Town (Director: Ben Affleck)
  355. The Traveler (Director: Michael Oblowitz)
  356. The Trouble With Terkel (Directors: Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Stefan Fjeldmark + Randolph Kret)
  357. The Violent Kind (Directors: Mitchell Altieri + Phil Flores)
  358. The Virginity Hit (Directors: Huck Botko + Andrew Gurland)
  359. The Ward (Director: John Carpenter)
  360. The Warrior’s Way (Director: Sngmoo Lee)
  361. The Whistleblower (Director: Larysa Kondracki)
  362. The Wolfman (Director: Joe Johnston)
  363. The Yellow Sea (Director: Hong-jin Na)
  364. Tomorrow, When The War Began (Director: Stuart Beattie)
  365. Tracker (Director: Ian Sharp)
  366. Trance (Director: Hans Rodionoff)
  367. Transparency (Director: Raul Inglis)
  368. Triple Dog (Director: Pascal Franchot)
  369. True Legend (Director: Woo-Ping Yuen)
  370. Trust (Director: David Schwimmer)
  371. Tucker And Dale vs. Evil (Director: Eli Craig)
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  373. Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie ((Director: Martyn Pick)
  374. Undisputed III: Redemption (Director: Isaac Florentine)
  375. Unrivaled (Director: Warren P. Sonoda)
  376. Unthinkable (Director: Gregor Jordan)
  377. Vanishing On 7th Street (Director: Brad Anderson)
  378. Venus & Vegas (Director: Demian Lichtenstein)
  379. Virginia (Director: Dustin Lance Black)
  380. Virus X (Director: Ryan Stevens Harris)
  381. Viva Riva! (Director: Djo Munga)
  382. Waking Madison (Director: Katherine Brooks)
  383. Waldo The Dog (Director: Kris Canonizado)
  384. Wasted On The Young (Director: Ben C. Lucas)
  385. Welcome To The Rileys (Director: Jake Scott)
  386. Westbrick Murders (Director: Shaun Rana)
  387. White Irish Drinkers (Director: John Gray)
  388. Wigger (Director: Omowale Akintunde)
  389. Win/Win (Director: Jaap van Heusden)
  390. Winter’s Bone (Director: Debra Granik)
  391. Wreckage (Director: John Asher)
  392. Wrecked (Director: Michael Greenspan)
  393. YellowBrickRoad (Directors: Jesse Holland + Andy Mitton)
  394. You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (Director: Woody Allen)
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2016.10.28 22:02 thestef121 I didn't realize I had internalized homophobia until...

This is a repost from something I wrote on the LGBT subreddit. Thought it might do some good here too.
I have this memory that's always been in the back of my mind. It wasn't until recently that I realized I was homophobic, which is weird, because I'm bisexual. We bisexual group have an interesting choice to make - whether or not to come out. We find both genders attractive, to an extent. There's a spectrum of attraction: sometimes people are more attracted to one gender over the other, some are equally attracted to two (or more). On a scale of one to ten, I'd say I'm about a 6, leaning toward women. Maybe even a 5.5. But the point is, I COULD pass as homosexual - FOREVER - and never come out.
But when (and where) I grew up, "straight" and "gay" we're the only options. Homosexuality was generally accepted and tolerated, as far as I could tell. I knew several gay couples, but they were all adults. But I didn't know how to "come out" as bisexual. If I said I was gay, I would be categorized in a way that I didn't feel was authentic. But trying to explain it seemed almost too difficult..."So, I like girls. But I also still like guys. But I think I prefer girls. But I really don't know because I've never been in a relationship with anyone." And I had the feeling that if I came out, it would draw a lot of attention, and I did not want to get that attention.
It was a secret. A very deep secret that I confessed to no one...until I met Alice (name changed, just in case). From the first time we met (in Drama class, maybe?), we connected. We became best friends. I had more inside jokes with her than I had with anyone else. We completed each other's sentences. We would start singing the same song at the same time. It was magical. It sparked something in me that I had never felt before. I was more alive, more awake. Romantic activities started within a few months. She was my first EVERYTHING. And it felt so normal, so exactly how it was supposed to be. I had found a soul mate.
But we didn't tell anyone. We both knew it needed to be a secret.
Looking back on that relationship today, I was trying to figure out why we didn't come out when we were a couple. The atmosphere just didn't feel right, for one. But another big reason I didn't consider until later was that she was in a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend of two years. He was a good friend of mine as well, going back to early childhood, but we hadn't been in touch since he went to college, and he started dating Alice after he left. I guess I decided to assume she was being honest with him about what was happening. She had been the one who initiated our intimacy, and I followed her lead. It never occurred to me at the time that what we had was wrong - it felt important, it felt like I had discovered a new continent and I had to explore it.
Then, about 5 months into our secret relationship, she stopped talking to me. I had no warning, no idea why I was being shut out, but it was the first time I thought what we were doing might be...wrong. In a moral sense. In a way that I should be ashamed about it because it was so wrong. Because we had to be a secret. Because we were a secret so big that she couldn't keep doing it. That's what it felt like to me. And it scarred me, it made me feel like I would be judged very harshly if anyone knew I had those feelings. And now, despite the fact that I couldn't stop feeling them, they were something to silence. Something that shouldn't be shown. Something that I shouldn't draw attention to.
This is internalized homophobia. This is the feeling that I should try to pass as straight because to be gay would be wrong. This is denying my feelings to avoid judgement. This was a filter of fear through which the rest of my life would be played, considering the risk in every next step.
As I've grown up, I've come to better terms with those negative feelings toward homosexuality. I don't deny it if the topic comes up or if I'm asked directly, but I'm also married to a man, which means it's not a question that comes up a lot. Admittedly, the odds weren't in his favor in terms of my gender preference, but once you've met one soul mate, you know what it feels like when you meet another one.
Regardless, I STILL have that voice in my head, telling me to keep my feelings a secret. My internalized homophobia, saying don't speak out, don't join that group. Just keep your head down.
I don't like that it's there, but I'm happy that I can at least recognize it for what it is now: a protection mechanism, a small trauma at a vulnerable time in my life that became part of my subconscious. And hearing more people come out and talk about their bisexuality, like Anna Paquin and Evan Rachel Wood, is helping me to isolate that feeling, urging me to represent my group and educate people who don't understand.
I'm sharing this story in case there's anyone else out there who feels this way but doesn't know how to describe it. It can be incredibly isolating, and I know it can be scary. I feel like if I share my story, I might help someone in some way. Thanks for reading.
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2016.06.26 07:19 thestef121 I didn't realize I had internalized homophobia until...

I have this memory that's always been in the back of my mind. It wasn't until recently that I realized I was homophobic, which is weird, because I'm bisexual. We bisexual group have an interesting choice to make - whether or not to come out. We find both genders attractive, to an extent. There's a spectrum of attraction: sometimes people are more attracted to one gender over the other, some are equally attracted to two (or more). On a scale of one to ten, I'd say I'm about a 6, leaning toward women. Maybe even a 5.5. But the point is, I COULD pass as homosexual - FOREVER - and never come out.
But when (and where) I grew up, "straight" and "gay" we're the only options. Homosexuality was generally accepted and tolerated, as far as I could tell. I knew several gay couples, but they were all adults. But I didn't know how to "come out" as bisexual. If I said I was gay, I would be categorized in a way that I didn't feel was authentic. But trying to explain it seemed almost too difficult..."So, I like girls. But I also still like guys. But I think I prefer girls. But I really don't know because I've never been in a relationship with anyone." And I had the feeling that if I came out, it would draw a lot of attention, and I did not want to get that attention.
It was a secret. A very deep secret that I confessed to no one...until I met Alice (name changed, just in case). From the first time we met (in Drama class, maybe?), we connected. We became best friends. I had more inside jokes with her than I had with anyone else. We completed each other's sentences. We would start singing the same song at the same time. It was magical. It sparked something in me that I had never felt before. I was more alive, more awake. Romantic activities started within a few months. She was my first EVERYTHING. And it felt so normal, so exactly how it was supposed to be. I had found a soul mate.
But we didn't tell anyone. We both knew it needed to be a secret.
Looking back on that relationship today, I was trying to figure out why we didn't come out when we were a couple. The atmosphere just didn't feel right, for one. But another big reason I didn't consider until later was that she was in a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend of two years. He was a good friend of mine as well, going back to early childhood, but we hadn't been in touch since he went to college, and he started dating Alice after he left. I guess I decided to assume she was being honest with him about what was happening. She had been the one who initiated our intimacy, and I followed her lead. It never occurred to me at the time that what we had was wrong - it felt important, it felt like I had discovered a new continent and I had to explore it.
Then, about 5 months into our secret relationship, she stopped talking to me. I had no warning, no idea why I was being shut out, but it was the first time I thought what we were doing might be...wrong. In a moral sense. In a way that I should be ashamed about it because it was so wrong. Because we had to be a secret. Because we were a secret so big that she couldn't keep doing it. That's what it felt like to me. And it scarred me, it made me feel like I would be judged very harshly if anyone knew I had those feelings. And now, despite the fact that I couldn't stop feeling them, they were something to silence. Something that shouldn't be shown. Something that I shouldn't draw attention to.
This is internalized homophobia. This is the feeling that I should try to pass as straight because to be gay would be wrong. This is denying my feelings to avoid judgement. This was a filter of fear through which the rest of my life would be played, considering the risk in every next step.
As I've grown up, I've come to better terms with those negative feelings toward homosexuality. I don't deny it if the topic comes up or if I'm asked directly, but I'm also married to a man, which means it's not a question that comes up a lot. Admittedly, the odds weren't in his favor in terms of my gender preference, but once you've met one soul mate, you know what it feels like when you meet another one.
Regardless, I STILL have that voice in my head, telling me to keep my feelings a secret. My internalized homophobia, saying don't speak out, don't join that group. Just keep your head down.
I don't like that it's there, but I'm happy that I can at least recognize it for what it is now: a protection mechanism, a small trauma at a vulnerable time in my life that became part of my subconscious. And hearing more people come out and talk about their bisexuality, like Anna Paquin and Evan Rachel Wood, is helping me to isolate that feeling, urging me to represent my group and educate people who don't understand.
I'm sharing this story in case there's anyone else out there who feels this way but doesn't know how to describe it. It can be incredibly isolating, and I know it can be scary. I feel like if I share my story, I might help someone in some way. Thanks for reading.
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2014.09.18 19:53 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I am Tavi Gevinson, actress / editor / writer. You might know me from AMA.

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Hey Tavi, I think you're awesome. I was interning at Fallon when you came on, really inspiring. How is working with Lonergan? Has he talked to you about Margaret? Kenny Lonergan is a beautiful man. He was really involved in our rehearsals in Chicago and in New York, and getting insights from him directly added ~14 layers of depth to the show and to how I play my character. When I first read the show, I interpreted it as a kind of Whit Stillman-y, semi-bleak, "Gee, aren't privileged white New Yorkers the worst but also kinda funny!" work. I went through and marked off every few lines as a whole beat. Kenny went through every word with us. I saw how no matter how colloquial the language is, it's all so charged with intention. And I developed a lot more compassion for all the characters, and saw how it didn't just have to be a funny play about semi-horrible people, but could actually be somewhat devastating and bittersweet, and that Warren, Dennis, and Jessica are all kind of heroes in their own way.
I told Kenny I'd watched Margaret and felt very affected by it and had lots of deep questions. Then, to belittle his life's work, I texted these q's instead: "Are those Matt Damon's real glasses? Is Anna Paquin tall or short? Was Matthew Broderick really drinking that orange juice or is he just a really good actor?" I was just being a pain in the ass since I knew he was so passionate about Margaret, but he thought I was serious and generously wrote back (I don't think he'd mind if I shared): "Those are not Matt Damon's real glasses--that was my idea. Anna Paquin is short. Matthew was really drinking the orange juice. It was his idea, because he remembered our English teacher was diabetic, which I'd forgotten. Which is why he's a really good actor. I have lots more trivia if you're interested. I.e., the rock where Matthew catches the girls smoking pot is the exact same rock where our English teacher actually caught me and Matthew smoking a joint in 11th or 12th grade in 1979 or 1980, and told us we can't be smoking a J on the way to a school ball game."
SO. Long answer, but. Fellow Margaret fan.
How in the hell did you come up with Rookie? I mean, what 11-year-old is in their room thinking, "Yeah, I'm gonna do a style blog and then maybe this magazine down the road." What inspired you? What were you reading at the time? What did you feel you were bringing to the table when you created this empire? The magazine didn't cross my mind when I started my blog. At the time, fashion blogging was a more insular community, just lots of other young women sharing what an article of clothing meant to them or screenshots of their favorite film characters or that sort of thing, and I just wanted to be a part of it. My friend's older sister had a fashion blog and I thought she was cool, and she sent me links to her favorites and told me which magazines she liked (so at the time I was reading: Lula, i-D, Dazed and Confused, Nylon, international Vogues). It was a nice secret community to be apart of, away from middle school. And then when I wanted to start Rookie, I already knew lots of other young women online who wanted the same thing and wanted to be a part of it, so I don't know that I felt I was bringing a lot to the table of like, the Media Landscape, so much as I was just trying to give us all a home base, and see if it could expand to make more girls feel included.
Hi, Tavi. i just want to say thank you for being such an amazing inspiration and someone to look up to for young girls. my question - you were pretty young when you started Rookie - how do you think that whole expirience changed you, and is there anything you would do differently? It's impossible to imagine my life without Rookie so it's hard to say how it changed me. I just feel impossibly lucky that I got to have this space to think about the madness of high school as it was happening to me, and to be surrounded by such a supportive community of other young women looking for the same kind of connection I was.
Anything I would do differently...I feel like I'm constantly learning ways that we can and should improve. My deepest regret is every oversight I've had, especially early on in Rookie's life, regarding the experiences of other women and not understanding that they were different from mine, that my feminism is specific to the privileges and circumstances of my own life. I regret ever limiting Rookie or our readers or our definition of feminism to something closer to my own very specific experience. And I'm glad that our staffers and readers have expanded it so that it can mean something much more, to more people.
Hi Tavi! Over the past few years you've been a fashion blogger, an editor and writer, and now an actor. How have your ambitions shifted, and what brings you the most satisfaction of all these creative pursuits? I get different kinds of satisfaction from all of it. Editing Rookie is extremely gratifying because it's something I needed in high school and still need to this day, and to be a part of that community and witness girls forming friendships at our events is very rewarding. (Plus I like the creative aspect of art directing our books, planning big projects with our other editors, etc.) Writing is something I have concluded is not actually good for me but that a massive chunk of my brain is unsettled without. I've been writing every day, for the internet or for myself, since I was 12, so I feel adrift when I don't do it, but doing it regularly makes me less "present" (urgh) because it puts my brain in a constant mode of narration and reflection. Acting balances that out, especially onstage, because it requires being really in the moment, not self-conscious, not evaluating your own behavior as it happens.
Also how did you survive jr year without having your head explode??? I need some good tips for handling stress. Hi Sarah! Thanks for coming to all our LA Rookie stuff. Junior year sucked. Tips for handling stress...just know that however hard you're being on yourself is much harder than is necessary. I didn't get great grades in high school. 1/3 of the people I admire did great in school, 1/3 did fine, and 1/3 dropped out. I'm not saying it's arbitrary, just to remember as often as possible that you're much more than a student. Also that at a certain point sleep will help you more on a test than eye-melting studying.
Given that your rise to fame has connected you in a gajillion cool ways, I'm wondering what's it like to go from celebrating and collaging your inspiration and nostalgia to actually being immersed in it. How does your feeling about someone/something you adored within your bedroom or with your circle of friends change when you have the opportunity to personally interact with it? This is a really good question!
Compartmentalization? I don't know. I haven't been disappointed by many people. But should I find myself becoming close to someone I used to idolize beyond just a brief introduction, I quickly crystallize/mentally archive whatever relationship I had to their work before and start to see them as a person instead. Like, say Dan Clowes had been a jerk when I'd interviewed him -- he was LOVELY, but hypothetically. That still wouldn't take away from what Ghost World meant to me when I was 14. That was its own magical happenstance entirely. So yeah, compartmentalization.
Hey Tavi! the artwork on Rookie mag is amazing and you have such a strong, singular eye for curating beautiful things. Was wondering what your favorite visual artists are? living or dead. Ps- favorite thing about Kieran and Michael ?? Thank you! Oh man. Joseph Cornell blew my mind when I was 12 and is still really important to me. Favorite thing about Kieran...he has a very flexible face and is good at making expressions that terrify me. Favorite thing about Michael...All my scenes are with him, I interact with Kieran onstage very briefly. I'm really appreciative of how responsive/sensitive/attentive Michael is in moments that are harder to play or harder to make real. That trust is the engine of our scenes.
You started blogging about fashion at such an early age, and I was wondering if there was anything you found fashionable then that you look at now and wonder why you liked it? I was such a grump/crank/angsty teen about what it meant to be "fashionable" that everything I wore was like, decisively unflattering. Like, "Ooh, this resembles a Muppet soaked in salad dressing, how cool that I get to sport it on my bod!" So even if I see an old photo of myself and know that I wouldn't wear that now, I'm glad I gave myself permission at that time to go for it because it made me more confident and it was just really fun.
Hi Tavi! I saw the show at Steppenwolf in July. How much has the show changed since it moved to Broadway? What a lovely name. The Steppenwolf theater sat about 300, I believe the Cort on Broadway seats around 1000. Steppenwolf was in the round, Cort is proscenium. So while in some ways the layout has gotten less intimate, the play is so damn well-written and the dialogue is so colloquial that it keeps us pretty grounded in reality even as some of the physicality has gotten bigger.
How do you deal with the pressure of being looked up to/a role model? I'm comfortable with my relative role model status as it relates to my creative pursuits. But I'm very happy that it doesn't seem contradictory to the work that I do that I should also have space to experiment and make questionable personal life-related decisions like anyone else my age. I'm pretty pleased to meet girls at Rookie events who feel inspired by Rookie to make their own shit but aren't looking to me as like, a beacon of purity.
How are you liking New York City? What drew you here and what do you like to do in your free time? I love it! I'm here to do the play but I was gonna move here anyways. In my free time...Rookie staff hangouts. Projecting movies on our roof. Taking long walks while listening to the Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack. I'm very happy here.
How do I make my parents proud of me? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. It could very easily be that your parents are withholding, not that you're undeserving. Sometimes with family members we just kind of have to be like, "We happen to be related, but your approval is not relevant to my life." It may be time for that? I wish you the best of luck.
If you could interview anyone for Rookie (living or dead, because zombies are people too), who would you choose and why? Oh shit. Um. Probably Beyonce. Because her visual album left me with SO many questions, and she seems to have come into her own (even more so than before) lately in a really special way, and I think it would mean a lot to our readers.
Dear Ms. Gevinson: In your self-description, why does "editor" come before "writer"? Lately I haven't been publishing a lot of my writing. And at Rookie, for a while now, I've been more running it as editor than I have been contributing written posts like I did early on.
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2013.12.03 05:10 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I’m Michael McMillian. I play Steve Newlin on TRUE BLOOD. Ask Me Anything!

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What was your favorite scene to film on True Blood? I loved the frat massacre with Russell. I love that scene too. That was written by Alexander Woo, who has one of the sickest senses of humor on the show (he also wrote that neck-twisting scene between Bill and Lorena in Season 3). Denis and I had choreographers come in and help us with our twirl and dip, which we practiced over on the Merlotte's set. My only regret is that Steve and Russell never stopped by Merlotte's during their night out on the town.
Also, on a scale of 1 to Fabio, how dreamy is Alex Skarsgard in person? I also loved the scene in Season 2 where Jason comes over for dinner at the Newlin's house. It really establish's Steve's worldview and it was the moment he really bonded with Jason. Plus Ryan Kwanten is just hilarious. My other favorite scene was the one where I come out to Jason in Season 5, for obvious reasons. It was just so rich with humor and weirdness.
How many blood sacrifices will we have to make to get you on American Horror Story with Denis O'Hare so we can enjoy watching you two together again? I think Ryan Murphy requires at least 7 blood sacrifices for this? I'm not sure I don't know the guy. But man, that would be awesome! I'd work on anything with Denis O'Hare. Even cleaning bathrooms.
What's it like in Vampire-Heaven? Steve and Russell are very happy together. I imagine them canoodling on a cloud of blood and draining an endless supply of Abercrombie and Fitch models.
I've actually never seen True Blood, as a Straight male would you recommend that I give it a chance? Let me tell you straight male, there are lots of boobs on that show. It is an equal opportunity offender for all sexualities. Dive in and enjoy.
What's it like appearing in a movie directed by a redditor? Does the set constantly grind to a halt while he's off staring at memes and kitten photos? Yes our director, Blair Erickson, spent a lot of time directing us with commands like "Make it more like a gif!" or "You just aren't Grumpy enough."
Blair and I actually went to college together. He directed me in a short movie called Night Trip. My character liked to do acid (don't do drugs, kids) and the film was about a drug trip that goes horribly wrong. I shaved my head to look like Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting and we shot out on an old country road in the middle of Pennsylvania. So, working on Banshee Chapter was a fun revisit to those days. Blair still knows how to scare me.
Shocking reddit AMA twist: this is actually Blair Erickson posting. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Blair Erickson You scary bastard.
What has being on True Blood done for your sex life? Whether its more women hitting on you or your gf/wife wanting you to bite her (or something). Well, I'll say this. Strangers have bitten me in public. So you could say my sex life has gotten a lot worse.
How is Anna Camp in real life? She's a South Carolina girl and I want to make sure she represents us well. The real question is if South Carolina is representing Anna Camp well? Because she is pretty great.
How many beards could you lick in a beard licking competition? Last time I hit 13 before they had to drag me off the floor.
Who is your favorite working actress today and why is it Aubrey Plaza. I do love Aubrey Plaza. Parks and Rec is one of my favorite shows and I loved her in Safety Not Guaranteed. My favorite actor list could go on and on, but it always comes down to Phillip Seymour Hoffman and John C Reilly. I've loved them ever since Boogie Nights. Two of our greatest character actors with awesome comedic chops. Everything I strive to be.
Also what's your favorite Christmas song? OH! Actress. Ha ha. Easy: Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence.
For True Blood, where there any memorable scenes you shot but were never aired? No. Most everything I shot made it to air. There was a scene in 510 that was fun where Bill, Salome and Russell were coaching Steve on how he should debate Senator Finch. It made that debate seem like a much bigger deal, but ultimately it just didn't move the story along. There was a really fun moment where Denis O'Hare and I made out in the frat house, but the kiss was sadly left on the cutting room floor. Steve needed to get more action!
He did indeed! Any chance that deleted scene might one day get released to the public? Or maybe just a few devoted fans? I don't know? I actually haven't seen the Season 5 DVD yet... did it make it on there? Not sure it was very exciting (cut scenes are usually cut for a reason) but that kiss was pretty hot. It would make a nice Blu-Ray easter egg. I always wanted to do an issue of the True Blood comic book that was essentially the extended date night Steve and Russell had the night they killed all those frat boys. Denis and I decided that they got Steve's black windbreaker outfit off some poor, unsuspecting dude who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Russell takes Steve "shopping," where they just kill one guy after another until Russell has put a more stylish look together for Steve.
Heya there sir! Huge fan of the show here! So excited to see you on here doing this AMA! What was it like working/acting with the members of the cast? Was anyone a special favorite to you? Anyone whom you may have disliked? What was it like going from the Anti-Vamp team, then becoming one yourself on the show? Did it affect the fanbase you have? Please and thank you!! Thank you, NeuroMeltingPot. I'm a little scared of what exactly it is you do to brains... It sounds so lame when I say this, but the cast of True Blood is one of the finest, if not the best, that I've ever had a chance to work with. Everyone is on their game. Each actor wants the show to be the best it can and bring that passion to set with them every day. I worked mostly with Ryan Kwanten, Anna Camp and Denis O'Hare. All amazing. But also: Deborah Ann Wohl? Alex Skarsgard? Stephen Moyer? All wonderful. These people are like family to me. Everyone is great. Wish I had more stuff with Anna Paquin and Kristen Bauer Van Straten. They are such tough, hilarious women. Steve vs Pam would have been so wonderful.
Favourite comic book? I see on your wiki that you wrote one. Currently it's Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples. I also love Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and various over at Marvel. All time faves include: Planetary ( a HUGE influence on my comic book, LUCID), The Invisibles, Preacher, Promethea, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and more recently Scalped by fellow Kansas City native, Jason Aaron. That book is amazing! If you liked Breaking Bad you should check out Scalped. It's a comic book masterpiece of crime fiction and human drama.
Tell us about Banshee Chapter. What attracted you to the project? Is it horrocomedy like True Blood, or is it straight up horror? What was the most uncomfortable scene to film? (I know, I know, softballs, but I'm genuinely curious. I've heard the name of the movie but nothing else about it.) Well, first and foremost I was excited to work on a project with friends. I've known Blair, the director since college, as well as producers Zachary Quinto, Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson. So there was that. But also, it was a great script. It's a genuinely scary, eery, WTF is happening type of horror movie that harkens back to films like Jacob's Ladder or The Shining. It's scary in it's essence, not just it's big horror moments. The subject material - experimental drugs, MK-Ultra, government conspiracies are also fond late-night conversational topics of mine. So doing it was a no brainer.
If you could have written season 6 of True Blood, what would have happened to Steve? Well, it's hard to argue with what happened. I really like the irony that SPOILERS Steve perishes in a prison of his own design (of sorts). He was asking for it. I'm surprised he stuck around as long as he did. That being said, I think Steve is actually a very cunning and resourceful guy. It would have been interesting to see if he could have talked Jason into saving him, or striking some kind of deal with Sarah that would force them to work together and send them off on the run having to deal with one another. But really, once Steve was in that room there was no way he was going to get out of there alive.
What would Vampire Steve Newlin have been like if he'd survived to 100? 1000? Way too powerful for his own good. In his mind, he imagined he'd be like Russell Edgington. Sad he never made it that far.
Any plans for a "Steve Newlin's Field Guide to Vampires (And Other Creatures of Satan)" audio book? Or, if not, any audio books in general? Oh man, that would be so much fun. It's such a visual book I'm not sure exactly how they would do it without losing all the wonderful found objects in the book. But it would be great to get into a studio with Kristen and Alex and record all of that dialogue. I guess anything's possible, but that's a decision for HBO and Chronicle Books.
Banshee Chapter question: Are there many scenes of you that we can look forward to? Oh yeah. A ton. That movie is freaking scary. I can't give too much away but there's a scene fairly early on that scared me just shooting it. I have some of my most weirdecreepier stuff in this movie than others. It's a very real scary, still supernatural in ways, but not at all like True Blood. And pretty much any scene with Katia Winter is one to look forward to because she is very easy on the eyes.
Hello, who was the best boyfriend character on What I Like About You, and why was it Henry Gibson? This question seems to answer itself.
Of the movies that you have appeared in, which one was your favorite & why? I will always hold a soft spot for Dorian Blues. It was my first movie and the script, written by Tennyson Bardwell (he also directed), is still one of the best scripts I've ever read. I think it's on Netflix streaming. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. Sweet and funny indy film.
Any new comics in the works, Lucid? I'm not sure what the immediate future holds for LUCID, but I'm confident it will return some day. If people haven't already checked it out, it's published by Archaia Entertainment and is available on comixology as well as Amazon and B& It's an indy book, so getting new readers will really go along way to green lighting a Vol. 2. I have a few things in the works, including a new series that I can't talk about yet. But yes, I will be doing more comics in the near future!
You scary bastard. Got me again.
It's okay sometimes I think girls are boys too it's an easy mistake to make. It is a confusing world we live in.
I bet it's Beauty and the Briefcase. Which I found so corny and yet have seen two or three times. Not my favorite, but it is good! The best part of about making that movie was that we shot it in New Orleans. I made great friends with the cast and all we did was go out and eat food. I probably gained 30 lbs shooting that movie. My suits got a little light towards the end there.
Shouldn't the title read "I played." So which do you prefer. Working on a long running series or doing movies? Both have their benefits. the nice thing about working in TV, if it is a series regular role that has some longevity, you really get to live with a character for a long time and make him your own, develop them. With true blood I got to play a crazy cult leader AND a gay vampire media figure. That would be hard to squeeze into a 2 hour movie.
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2012.08.13 17:27 tabledresser [Table] IAMA former contortionist for Cirque Du Soleil. AMAA

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1) I can't imagine that having the other contortionists resting all of their weight on you felt great... is any of that act particularly painful/how painful??? There's a reason we have the lightest girl on top :) We have enough training where it's more slightly uncomfortable than painful.
2) I caught a showing of Kooza in New York, I believe it was on Randall's Island... I remember distinctly someone almost falling during the act with the two revolving wheels (I remember because after that I had to look down at the floor, the act was scaring me.) Do acrobats have false "near-misses" to make things more exciting?? Yes, near misses are a part of the act for the wheel of death (rotating double wheel). It makes the act more exciting. Falling is the first thing you learn to do safely as an acrobat (so I've heard).
3) WHERE ARE YOUR ORGANS? In all the normal places :)
4) Are you single???? No answer.
Lets get to the important questions can you eat yourself out? Edit: fuck this is an amaa so this probably wont get answered. I upvoted you for creativity :) hope this makes you feel better.
What's your relationship to food? Obviously you're not eating pizza and ice cream all the time as acrobats have healthy figures, but do you have to watch what you eat? I imagine all that muscle must burn a lot of calories. With all that training maybe the reverse is true: Do you eat a lot, like a weightlifter? We definitely aren't allowed to eat anything and everything. You have to put good in to get good out :) I do enjoy my chocolate, however.
How long do you spend stretching during the day to stay limber? Also, how did you get involved with contortion? Like, did you start out with dance, gymnastics,etc.? 30 hours per week training, with Sundays off. So about 5 ish hours a day, depending on how focused we were being ;)
I started out in rhythmic gymnastics.
How old were you when you started? Did you just start in a normal ballet class like a lot of little girls do? I started rhythmic gymnastics at age 6, which is essentially gymnastics and ballet combined.
Was the care you were under similar to going to a boarding school? How much freedom did you have? I'm not 100% familiar with boarding schools so I wouldn't be able to honestly answer that.
Wait -- is that your entire diet? Your only source of protein is from protein bars, and you don't eat other forms of carbohydrates? Or are you just saying that you eat a lot of those things? That's just a general breakdown of the diet. To sit down and write everything would be rather time consuming; I opted for a summary.
Do you share that you are/were a contortionist with people often, and how many react by asking something crude or sexual? Alternatively, favorite or least favorite reaction to the news? It definitely isn't the first topic I bring up when meeting new people. "Oh, you collect postcards and enjoy eating gourmet food? I can touch my butt with my head."
My friends and family, of course, know. My two closest friends are actually the 2 other girls in the act with me :) Normal reactions of anyone who finds out (or if I tell them) is basically what you've seen in the comments. They're more curious than disgusted and/or repulsed.
I think the sexual stigma is very annoying, to be honest. The human body can do amazing things under the right circumstances...not everything needs to be a sexual topic.
Edit: Yes I know this is the internet.
Frankly it's pretty impressive on its own, and working with Cirque is incredibly beautiful. There's a lot of artistry that goes into what you do. Try not to let the hypersexuality bug you. I guess to some people what you do just seems exotic (or, I guess, erotic)? But that's hardly a demeaning factor considering what you've accomplished. If you don't mind, how old are you now? I know, rude to ask, but just wondering how long you worked with Cirque du Soleil/if you still are. Fascinating stuff, I think. Any particular favorite moments behind the scenes? Thank you, all support is appreciated :) As for the age, legal is all I'll say haha.
Favorite moment behind the scenes would be right before we go on stage. There's a second where everything seems to stop, and you have a huge rush of adrenaline. Amazing.
How did your parents handle you 'running off to be in the circus' at 15? How far have you gotten with your education? They were very supportive. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity :) we got a week break between cities so I saw them often. Also, cirque provides special guardians for us so we weren't running wild. I'm sure that had a little to do with it.
Do you find yourself sleeping in weird positions; in positions that other, less flexible people might find uncomfortable? Not that I can remember. It would probably hurt in the morning even for me to fold myself in half (etc.) for 8 hours.
What do you do to keep fit? All 3 of us shared a coach and trained for 30+ hours every week with her. Just holding someone up with your leg for 20ish seconds tends to build muscle ;)
Does being a contortionist have it's benefits when in the bedroom? No answer.
What do you look like without the body suit and gold paint? Edit: I just finished watching the video, some of the things you 3 were able to do were just incredible! Very talented! :) Me and my niece
Once you started doing shows did the 30 hours of training taper off quite a bit to where you were doing most of your exercise during the shows? Or were you still doing a lot behind the scenes? How much do you make doing this? The 30 hours per week stayed during show-times, all of it was done backstage from city to city. There's no way we would've been able to perform at the expected level if there had been a break in training.
What prompted you to decide to become a contortionist? Did you audition for the job? (How did you find the job?) What was it like "behind the curtain" at the shows? Cirque has many talent scouts that attend athletic events and ammature shows. They do also host auditions, however, my group was scouted. It's still required to complete the audition process, which is another story entirely.
What's the audition process like? You perform your best act in front of about 7 or 8 artistic coordinators from cirque. In our case, they also tested acting skills (if you're an actor, they want to see you dance. A vocalist, acting. A contortionist, acting and so on). If you score high enough, you're sent to general training for about 4 months. After that, they decide then whether or not they want to cast you in a show.
Ammature = opposed to maturity? I can do that. By armature, I mean street performers.
Edit: Amateur. Stupid iPhones.
What was your favorite thing about performing? And what type of emotional and physical tolls did this take on you? The applause is the greatest reward...also the looks on people's faces. This was a part of my everyday life, and to have an audience be completely enthralled with something that is totally mundane for me to perform was incredible.
Being away from family was the hardest part. Also, I missed out on public school.
Did you hang out with your coworkers? Was it hard to have a 'normal' routine (in life) given the exhaustive training? It just seems like a ton of dedication which I greatly admire. (love all the Cirque shows BTW) I loved the "normal" we had, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. We did school first thing in the morning, train, then maybe tour the current city we were in.
Hanging out with coworkers was always fun. They know what you do everyday, and have a better understanding than anyone else could :)
For all the doubters, here's a pic with a couple of the performers. Hope this helps.
Do you find contorting helps you in daily situations where other's might struggle? I mean like tasks' around the home, etc. Interesting question!! I can't think of a specific time...maybe when I get really lazy and pick up a sock with my foot. Close enough, right? :)
Are there health risks associated with the contortion and/or a general age range for when you are able to perform? Is there a medical reason you're able to do these things? I am one of the people you describe as being in awe having seen you live before - thanks for a great performance. There are always risks associated with sports- which is what I tend to consider contortion to be. On that note, some girls have a natural talent and it comes easier to them, while others just have to work a little harder to master skills.
General age range is around 8 to 18.
We do use special back supports and our coach always spotted us when we would learn a new trick. Personally I have no joint problems :) I think it really depends on the level of care given by the coach and the students following said instruction, etc.
I was under the impression your joints were flexible beyond what you'd find in the 'average' person. However I'm a little confused by your explanation. Could anybody theoretically train to to be a contortionist or is there some type of physical joint ability initially required to even consider taking up the sport? Sorry for the confusion. It is completely possible for anyone to train to be a contortionist, or just to be extremely flexible in general. Just the same as its possible to get a six pack, etc. However, some just find that they have more of a knack for it than others.
I have a really hard time believing that. If I'm in hot yoga 2x a week for a while, I get to the point of being able to touch my toes without feeling like I'm going to throw up. After a few weeks of down time, I lose a bunch of progress. I'm with you if you say that everyone can improve their flexibility with work/training, but people's bodies are scattered around a bunch of different bell curves of natural aptitude. Do you really think "completely possible for anyone" is the best description of the world? Given your body type, do you think you could train to be a competitive power lifter? Maybe "completely possible" was a bit overreaching. Of course someone who's 50, for example, and can't touch their toes has probably missed the boat. What I was driving at was that flexibility is something ALMOST anyone can achieve, circus level or otherwise. It takes hard work and dedication to reach the level of rhythmic gymnastics or contortion. Yoga twice a week is definitely a start, however, to even get to the level of doing the splits, at least 30min-1hr of stretching per DAY would be smart.
As for being a body builder, well almost anything is possible. Definitely not a field I could ever see myself going into, however.
What are the best shows to attend? I mean, times.. Sat nights? During the week? I'd love to say that I perform well on every night of the week, but in my opinion, Saturday nights are best. The attendance is much higher so, in turn, you just perform better. Not sure if that makes sense, hopefully you understand what I'm trying to say.
Is there a pecking order between the shows? Do the travelling shows get treated better or worse than the stationary shows? Compared to stationary shows, I'd say travelers get much, MUCH better accommodations. We had nearly a small apartment in every city, totally not what I had ever expected.
How long does it take to get ready for a show? As in costume/haimakeup? Kind of difficult to answer. Normally we would get into costume and rehearse the act a few more times before hair and makeup. I'd say maybe around an hour-ish for cosmetics, etc.
What are your other interests? I love traveling, eating chocolate, and being with my friends.
What city would you most like to tour in and why? There are so many cities I'd die to visit, picking only one is too much work!
What is the greatest angle that you can get your splits too? (clearly you can go beyond 180 degrees.) Whatever angle that is.
You inspired me to try and touch my toes. I'm going to need a week to recover. Please be more careful.
I used to tend bar at a club and our promoter told me stories of parties by the owner of Cirque where Contortionists and trampese artists would preform holding Silver trays of cocaine and MDMA for the guests...true? false? don't know? Well, can't say that I've ever heard of that. But to my knowledge, this sounds ridiculous.
Oh wow, I saw Kooza in Toronto and have watched your act multiple times on youtube because I loved it so much! It's so fascinating and you are amazing at what you do :) Most artists are at the level where they know what to do and how to do it. We don't actually get to watch others practice or anything. I almost had an accident once, luckily it was during a rehearsal :)
now for a question, did you ever witness any accidents during shows and do accidents take place often? Tl;dr Nope!! Had a close call almost falling out of a balancing skill once.
one of whom was later unable to fulfill the requirements of Cirque. It's a given that any Cirque member has to perform about 10 shows per week. Every artist has to get a medical and pass; she did not pass her medical in accordance with Cirque's extremely strict expectations.
Tl;Dr: She didn't pass her medical.
What kind of strict expectations are there? Nearly perfect medical is non negotiable. You're allowed 2 "sick days" while your contract is in effect. Confidentiality about show details before the first show, etc etc.
What do you think of the Olympic gymnasts? Rhythmic or artistic?
Both please. I don't know too much about artistic gymnastics, but I think what they do is very respectable. It's so entertaining, and I personally love watching :)
Rhythmic gymnastics just gets better every Olympics. I love to be able to watch them on TV and say "I can do that too." Great feeling ;) Go Russia! (Sorry)
Do you think rhythmic gymnasts are more gymnasts or dancers? And why? In my opinion, I would say they're more dancers than gymnasts. Only because in artistic gymnastics, there's tumbling in every single event/more elements that are considered to be the epitome of gymnastics.
What's the salary like? An approximation would be great, if you're allowed to disclose it. At least 35% (rough estimate) was put into savings for college. Other than that, I'd rather not say
Also who creates new moves? Is it your coach or a choreographer? Coach- she doubles as our choreographer.
Was she a former contortionist? Not to my knowledge; she's just a fabulous coach/choreographer :)
How come you haven't found a way to bring your skill sets into professional sports? If you can do things that you see on the Olympics why not go for it? Is it because you enjoy artistry before competition? As I said earlier, I was in rhythmic gymnastics first. RG is almost a stepping stone into the circus, I would venture to say. In a sport like RG, there are really only 3 options: retire, go to the Olympics, or join the circus. I'm very content with my decision.
Are you naturally flexible or do you have to build it up? Does it go away if you don't practice? What's your future plans? I don't think you can do that kind of crap til you retire... No, I was not naturally flexible when I first started. In my opinion, that will make a better contortionist. It means you have to work harder and be more dedicated to keep up :) So yes, flexibility has to be "built up", you don't just start out being able to do the splits, etc. Of course it goes away very fast if we didn't practice. Training for almost 5 hours per day wasn't for hugs and giggles ;)
But the thought of a 65 year old contortionist is hilarious. Future plans: still working on that. College eventually, of course. Beyond that, it could be anything.
Is that field predominantly performed by women? Did you have any ballet training to help with your act or learning how to be graceful? Not that I'd like to see a guy, but I thought it would be a better question than all these sex related ones. I would say about 80% are women. I think it's more "natural" for an audience to see female contortionists as opposed to males. Best comparison I can think of is how male dancers tend to be judged in a different way than females. When you see ballet performed by a group of women you think "Wow, they're so graceful and talented!", but somehow when a man is thrown into the mix, people like to think that he must be a homosexual, etc etc. This is solely my opinion.
I started out in RG (rhythmic gymnastics), which is essentially gymnastics and ballet rolled into one sport. So yes, that was a help.
Tl;dr: Contortion is mostly performed by women; ballet helped with grace and posture.
Have you ever had to hold a fart while doing your act? Interesting question. Yes would be my answer.
Have you ever gotten stuck? Fortunately, no. There's enough of a warm up that takes place beforehand where getting stuck would be more of an effort than an accident.
So, I'm aware that untrained muscles and contortion do not go well together; however, if you are trained in contortion and you do take necessary precautions, can you injure yourself in the long run? How sustainable of an activity is contortionism? Untrained muscles in any sport is a bad idea. If you has all the right coaching that's necessary, I haven't heard of any poor and proven side effects of contortion. If anything, it can aid in preventing arthritis because the amount of stretching is greater than in the average person. However, I'm not a doctor.
How did you get started in contortion before Soleil picked you up? Were you already at a high level of performance before they saw you? Started out by doing rhythmic gymnastics, where I met the other 3 girls from my group (one of whom was later dropped by Cirque). We started performing contortion together in a group called the Mystic Pixies. We had been training and performing together for several years before being hired by Cirque.
What's the worst injury you've gotten from being a contortionist, if any? Stress fracture in my ankle. That was not fun.
Physically, how strong are you? Any stories of you beating people easily in strength? I used to bench press around 85-90lb, which is a safe amount more than the smallest girl, for leeway's sake. Now, I can still do about 65.
All 3 of us used to arm wrestle wasn't very fun. I won a few times, though. That's the extent of me ever beating someone with strength :(
off, thanks for answering. You won a few times? So were all three of you pretty even? Even the younger, smaller one? Natasha (the smallest) was usually the "referee". It just wouldn't be fair for us to go against the smallest when she doesn't do nearly as much lifting in the routine ;)
Sorry for all the questions, I'm just really interested. Thanks again. Did you ever face her then? What normally decided the outcome in your matches with the other girl? And to top it off, have you ever gone against a guy? Getting a little off topic, aren't we? Haha.
Figured I'd ask, no big deal really. Thanks for previous answers though. No worries! :)
How much traveling was involved while with Cirque? What was your favorite city that you visited? With Kooza, we traveled to most large cities in the US and Canada.
Favorite city was Toronto, where we performed at the CN tower. Very exciting.
off, have you ever been told you have an Anna Paquin thing going on (but thankfully you don't have a gap between your front teeth)? I don't think I could come up with a fair estimation, to be honest. And no, I've never been told I look like Anna paquin, but thank you I guess?
This is probably over now, but I'm in Australia. I've always wanted to ask a contortionist, how much of flexibility is actually strength to pull yourself into this positions, and how much is just long muscle if that makes sense? The flexibility allows you to pull yourself into the position, strength helps you hold it. Hope that makes sense.
Thank you very much. I have pretty average flexibility and strength and have been trying to figure out how much of my limitation is due to flexibility vs weakness, especially with a straddle pike for instance. Nice to hear feedback from a pro! Stay bendy, I love cirque. Glad I could help!
Did you ever drastically mess up during a performance? How did you fix it? Not drastically, but during this skill, I've had to come out of it earlier than I was supposed to because off loss of balance. To someone who's watching the act for the first time, you'd almost never notice it. But it throws off the whole group for a couple of seconds, which, at that point, we'd just improvise a little until we knew we were in the right place in the music to move onto the next planned skill. Makes you feel really crappy that you could've just screwed up the whole act...but fortunately it's never been THAT bad.
Tl;dr: Messed up plenty of times, not enough to be a disaster.
Do you happen to be form russia or eastern europe? Nope.
Your post title says you are a "former" contortionist...Why did you decide to leave Cirque? I had an injury that put me out of commission; it wasn't exactly a decision.
I've seen you numerous times, and each is always better than the last!! When I was 15 I wrote a letter applying to the CdS. They were so gracious and seemed generally interested in me coming to audition. I never did, however. I've heard it's a great company to work for - that all staff can take lessons in any of the activities, that the offices were built around the training centre so the admin staff could watch the training during their work day. Can you describe what the head office was like and what working for them was like? They're so absolutely gracious, but in a way where they still want you to be better than the best. Safety is the first priority, ALWAYS. I have no complaints :) hope this answers your question.
Are you afraid of what might happen to you when you grow older? I hear some contortionists have allot of problems with their bodies in later life. Such as spinal issues and the like. So far, I'm perfectly healthy and have no joint/back problems. I'm hoping to keep it that way :)
As for being afraid...not really. Medicine has come a long way.
No question; just a thanks from someone who had a blast watching Kooza a few years ago! Haha, my pleasure!
I just want to let you know, Kooza is my favorite show and you've made my life by being in it. :))) Hurray!
ITT: All the questions we want to ask a Cirque performer get answered, while all the questions we want to ask a contortionist go unanswered. Like I said before, I'm trying to get to everyone's questions. Many of them are repeats; those I am leaving unanswered.
Who is your favourite Cirque Du Soleil performer. (other than yourself, of course) Dasha Vintilova and Elena Lev are absolutely amazing.
Dasha does the swinging trapeze solo in Kooza. I've trained with trapeze a few times, but she's just out of this world.
Elena Lev performed with hoops in Alegria.
You need to post proof. You can provide a picture of you holding a govt issued photo ID and your pay slip with cross reference able information. Contact the mods to provide details you deem to sensitive. I'd rather not post info like what you suggested, it is the Internet. I hope you understand. However, I do have personal photos of backstage, creation, etc. that I'd be willing to share.
Do one of your self curled in a ball. Close enough? This is a rather old picture, btw.
Answer the good questions or be downvoted. Many of the questions are repeats...I'm trying to get to everyone. No worries :)
So, did you watch the new Batman film, and when Bane breaks Batman's back, you say "Batman: what a wuss"? I did see the new Batman, great movie btw. And no, I didn't haha. He was out of the game for a while, it's understandable ;)
Well, you're awesome because you are Bane-proof. Oh good. Something that can help me later in life! :)
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