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Dear Tumblr,

I just got around to seeing this movie, despite the fact that it did not get a wide-release.

Find it and watch it.

Believe me when I say, this film is in the same league of sci-fi/speculative film classics as Bladerunner and Children of Men.

This.

Movie.

Should have a HUGE fandom.

It deals with issues like class, caste-systems, oppression, and the nature of humanity in a way mainstream films like The Hunger Games never could.

Let me tell you a story about the film-maker Joon-Ho Bong. Some years back, I had the privilege of attending a screening of one his films and the man happened to be there. At that time, he’d already gotten some notice for making The Host, another awesome film that allegorizes heavy issues in humanity.

So, he does the q&a at the end and someone asks him why he’s never produced a Hollywood movie.

…And he says, paraphrasing; that Hollywood would never let him make the kind of movies he’d like.  He’d have to hire an all-white cast and the actors would have to fit a certain aesthetic. They couldn’t be non-white, older than twenty-five, or non-thin…especially actresses.

He said, it’s not worth selling out, when he can make the kinds of movies he wants in South Korea.

…And then he makes this.

I’d love to spoil it for you, but suffice it say it was, as all good speculative sci-fi is, very effecting for me.

Again, I beg you PLEASE SEE THIS MOVIE.

And if you need more convincing??

Your faves are in it:  Octavia Spencer aka the above flawless actress in the poster, Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Ed Harris and the father/daughter pair from The Host, Kang-So Hung and Ah-Sung Ko (which had me thinking AU!).

Now, I shall commence spamming my tumblr with Snowpiercer reblogs…

Apologies ahead of time.

mmm the host was great i’d love to see this.

ok, i’m in.

I’m sold

the host is one of my favorite movies ever.  i am definitely watching this immediately.

every day i wake up in dismay.  i lay in bed and wish i was still unconscious.  getting moving is hard.  i put off getting out of bed until the last possible second, usually allowing myself just enough time to get ready for work, so i always skip breakfast.  and i’m always late places.  and i put off cleaning my room or doing my laundry for weeks.

but this morning i woke up and started thinking about a future where i could actually see myself happy.  i want a warm house where i cook tasty food.  i wanna live with my partner and have flowers everywhere.  i want kids.  i want a spare room where we can put up young trans women and help them get on their feet.  i just had such a dreamy vision of a life that i could actually see myself in, and i got right out of bed, hours early, with the whole morning to take care of myself.

its amazing how i am slowly coming to imagine a future for myself, and i didn’t know that seeing a future for myself could make me feel so able to live in this moment.  i love that i am able to live this way, to be myself right now.  whatever happens, this is a good time for me to be alive.

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