"WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THIS???"

— people who do not read the news  (via frightened)


^ I dont know about that; even when your life and job revolve around reading the news, you can often find yourself saying that with even more despair and frustration. js

thesylverlining:

thesylverlining:

Please, please share this like wildfire.

My classmate, Susan Hess-Logeais, recently told me about the documentary she’s making called “Soar,” about two amazing young dancers, Kiera and Uriah. It’s incredible, and the young ladies featured in this are astounding, talented, dedicated and extremely important individuals.

Once I heard, I had to share it here. It’s the kind of thing that actually gets attention on tumblr when everybody else ignores it - ignores excellence in black girls, ignores disabled people, and lets them fall by the wayside. So I’m asking, please, please help these girls out, and if not, please reblog and share.

From the “Soar” press release:

"If you’ve ever seen Portland sisters Kiera Brinkley and Uriah Boyd dance together, you know they share a bond that goes beyond sisterhood. 18 year-old Uriah grew up helping Kiera, age 20, adapt after a childhood illness resulted in the amputation of Kiera’s hands and legs just one month after Uriah was born.

“You really have to see them to believe it,” says filmmaker and dancer Susan Hess Logeais. “Kiera can move in ways that are incredibly powerful and graceful, and Uriah is an expressive and talented dancer on her own. But when you see the two of them dance together, you see everything: the struggle, the bond, the joy, the frustration, the mutual love. It’s truly overpowering to watch, and audiences respond pretty intensely.

Hess Logeais is currently fundraising to help pay for the event and finish her film, which she hopes will be eye-opening and inspiring. “We want to change people’s ideas about what is possible,” she says. “For all of us, but especially for the millions of people living with alternate abilities, Kiera shows us what happens when you challenge your limitations. That’s a message I would love to share with as many people as possible.” To find out more about “Soar,” the film, and see some powerful footage of the sisters’ dance, visit the Soar Seed and Spark campaign. Kiera, Uriah and Susan are hoping that the disabled community will join the “Soar” community and support their efforts.”

"Soar" has a crowdfunding project going, but it’s having trouble reaching its goal - and this is just too important to let slip. Please help. Signal boost, share, donate if you can, but DO NOT let Kiera and Uriah be forgotten.

THE IMPORTANT LINKS:

The Website:
http://soardocumentary.com/

Crowdfunding (PLEASE donate):
http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/soar

YouTube: (watch these amazing dancers)
https://www.youtube.com/user/hotflashfilmspdx

Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/hotflashfilmspdx/videos

THANK YOU so much for reading, and THANK YOU for sharing. This is big, and important, and something good that needs to happen. Thank you.

UPDATE!!

So my filmmaker classmate Susan who’s behind “Soar,” Just talked to me literally right now, and told me that this post has generated THE MOST attention and donations in their entire campaign. They’ve been on the radio and had interviews, and it hasn’t budged, but since this post went up, they ARE getting positive attention.

That means, in essence, TUMBLR IS THE ONLY PLACE PAYING ATTENTION TO THESE AMAZING GIRLS.

And that means two things:

1) YOU GUYS ROCK
2) WE HAVE TO KEEP CIRCULATING THIS, AND DONATING, BECAUSE PEOPLE ACTUALLY GIVE A CRAP HERE.

Also - they only have to reach 80% - which is much more doable than 100%, and also means WE CAN DO THIS. This is NOT an impossible goal, lovelies, keep sharing, keep giving what you can, and this incredible film WILL. GET. MADE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

enochliew:

Cimitero di Pila by HOF

A cemetery with a range of spaces able to perform the various functions required, from the chapel to the public columbaria.

O_O……………….this looks exactly like my college in New Mexico, i thought it was photos of different angles of it. But it’s not…. not even the same architect.

fruitridernews:

Courtesy of Tokunation, we now have images of the new movie exclusive Riders, as well as Gaim’s final form, Kiwami Arms! 

The silver Rider is unnamed as of right now, but the one in black and gold is known as Kamen Rider Malus

OH

OH OHHHH LOOK AT THAT GUY OH MY WORD I HAVE NEVER LOVED KAMEN RIDER ARMOR AS MUCH AS THIS MALUS GUY. And his flippy fancyman hair and is that a fucking shiny gold turtleneck


(via Ant-Man Loses Its Director!)
It seems that Edgar Wright has walked away from the upcoming Marvel movie starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas.
“Marvel Studios and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on ANT-MAN due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.”

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THIS IS AWFUL NEWS  and not because of any bias towards Edgar Wright but because of this:

“the studio and director have parted ways on ANT-MAN due to differences in their vision of the film”

when upper management meddling causes a popular and loved director to walk from a big paycheck over differences of “vision”, you kinda got to be worried about what the studio’s “vision” is considering they’re not the director aka the one being hired specifically because they have a good vision for film.
even though edgar wright’s style would have been a refreshing change/addition to all the superhero movies, there are always tons of other great directors with great styles out there BUT no director that actually cares about the quality of his film is gonna bite if they know the studio has got this kind of leash on them.  
can we really expect a director with great vision to sign up when they know the studio conflicted with the last guy over it so much that he quit?
this just means that the remaining directors willing to take up this role will be directors that are willing to submit quietly to the studio’s vision, which is “make money like all the other superhero blockbusters”. they won’t bring anything new to the table, but just rehash the preexisting money-makers and make for a boring, insignificant shgdfjsklfgkdgnjkdsa i am really distressed about this because ant-man deserves better.

(via Ant-Man Loses Its Director!)

It seems that Edgar Wright has walked away from the upcoming Marvel movie starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas.

“Marvel Studios and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on ANT-MAN due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.”

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THIS IS AWFUL NEWS
and not because of any bias towards Edgar Wright but because of this:

“the studio and director have parted ways on ANT-MAN due to differences in their vision of the film”

when upper management meddling causes a popular and loved director to walk from a big paycheck over differences of “vision”, you kinda got to be worried about what the studio’s “vision” is considering they’re not the director aka the one being hired specifically because they have a good vision for film.

even though edgar wright’s style would have been a refreshing change/addition to all the superhero movies, there are always tons of other great directors with great styles out there BUT no director that actually cares about the quality of his film is gonna bite if they know the studio has got this kind of leash on them.  

can we really expect a director with great vision to sign up when they know the studio conflicted with the last guy over it so much that he quit?

this just means that the remaining directors willing to take up this role will be directors that are willing to submit quietly to the studio’s vision, which is “make money like all the other superhero blockbusters”. they won’t bring anything new to the table, but just rehash the preexisting money-makers and make for a boring, insignificant shgdfjsklfgkdgnjkdsa i am really distressed about this because ant-man deserves better.

Godzilla again…

Watched it again because apparently around these parts movie lunch breaks during the work week is the way to go.

…..it was even better the second time around, even without the dolby atmos. i watched at about 500% glee level, i was reverting back to “1995 ash watching the same vhs movies repeatedly mode.” And i think it was because i went in without my dialed-down-expectations on so i had this annoying 8D face the entire time.


. …during the first watch, my eyes were stinging over a sad monster moment but this second time there were tears welling up holy shit. because apparently monster deaths make me cry now?? what the fuck ash i have reverted back to being 10 years old and crying over movies

Im gonna see it again next week too o lord my prediction that this movie would be my 2014 movie-that-i-watch-20-times was completely accurate

jimpluff:

astoundingbeyondbelief:

astoundingbeyondbelief:

Give me the strength not to waste my entire summer vacation explaining to people in the #godzilla tag how wrong they are.

This post I wrote this reply to was deleted before I could hit the reblog button, but whatever, here goes nothing:

My fantasized screaming is mostly along the lines of “if you would get past the presence of the U.S. military focus and the heap of white actors, you might actually realize that this film is plainly anti-nuclear, more so than the overwhelming majority of the Toho films. Of course it doesn’t cover the exact same thematic ground as a movie made sixty years. Why is it so blasphemous for a Godzilla movie made in 2014 to be about the nuclear concerns of 2014?”

Moreover, as I’ve argued elsewhere, the military is hardly depicted as helpful in the first place. Not only are they inept, as in most Godzilla films, but they are actively making situations worse and endangering civilians (firing missiles in a panic onto a bridge where children are still in a school bus, enraging Godzilla to the point that he crashes through the bridge, bringing a nuke into play and, thus, nearly killing everyone in San Francisco, even the MC failing to do his job and disarm the bomb).

Monsters spoiler: And if you have seen Edwards’s film Monsters, you know the conclusion of the film ties together its overall thematic content, as the military needlessly attacks non-aggressive creatures and kills the main characters after abandoning them in the midst of chaos. Western military collateral damage is clearly an issue Edwards engages.

You have to know how to read the visual language of film, as Edwards is an incredibly visual director, but Godzilla has some pretty clever subtext while also being a great action flick on the surface.

frog-and-toad-are-friends:

Are you there, Godzilla?  It’s me, Frog And Toad Are Friends.  Please allow the multinational success of Godzilla 2014 and Pacific Rim to herald in a new age of monster movies, where the good ones dominate the box office and the bad ones flood store shelves in droves, visible even to people who don’t stay up all night cackling at SyFy Original Movies.  Please allow movies with kaiju and mecha to eclipse superheroes in the pop-culture field of vision forever and ever, amen.

My cousin gave me 24 hours to get to Hawaii to watch Godzilla with her and I am only 25% sure this is a bad idea