We’ve come to expect certain things from a Baz Luhrmann soundtrack, at times more so than the films they’re a part of. After all, this was the man responsible for making The Cardigans more than just the First Band on the Moon. The Swedish band’s “Lovefool” was the breakout hit on the eclectic selection of cuts from Luhrmann’s frenetic 1996 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. It helped endear the then relative unknowns to legions of music fans.
Watch Stephen Frears’ Chéri(2009) if you love gorgeous costumes and locations, worship Michelle Pfeiffer, and want a healthy dose of Rupert Friend’s tushy.
Guys, hey, guys. Do you remember that time that Coulson called Natasha and she ended up forming the Avengers? Remember how she did that by digging up Bruce Banner and introducing Steve to him then was the voice of reason when Tony and Steve were bickering and then how she brought Clint back from being mind controlled so that they can be a team? Remember that? Remember how the Black Widow out smarted a god? Remember that time she kept her shit together when the Hulk attacked her, even though she was really scared? Remember when she knocked an alien off his flying scooter and figured out how to drive it despite it being extrateresstrial tech, then got her ass up to the top of Stark Tower, found Loki’s staff and saved the world from being invaded by turning off the machine?
Remember how she was the central character of the whole freaking movie?
Anyone else remember that? I sure do.
#and remember how they didn’t sexualize her #remember how she was independent and didn’t need a male crutch #remember how when loki implied that she needed a man she completely tore him down #remember how natasha romanov doesn’t take shit from nobody #especially not a man
Awesome Illustrations of Pop Culture’s Best Female Characters as Saints by Spencer Salberg
First images from James Gray’s The Immigrant starring Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Renner, and Joaquin Phoenix.
The many faces of Scarlett Johansson
Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore on the set of E.T. in 1982
The Title Design of Saul Bass (A Brief Visual History)
The Not-Claire-Danes-Cry-Face-But-Still-Pretty-Crumply Cry Face