got my tickets for california in december to see my nieces and devil-in-a (!!!)
"Niagara is a film noir in color, a tale of an adulterous woman named Rose, played by Marilyn Monroe (at her most sensual), married to an insanely jealous husband, George Loomis (Joseph Cotten). Niagara Falls, one of the most favorite honeymoon spots in the 1950s, serves as an ironic metaphor for the destructive power of out-of-control carnal and murderous obsessions. The color cinematography is deliberately lurid, hightening the tension inherent in the story, and (cameraman Joe MacDonald) makes the most of the unique locations. Henry Hathaway’s direction is reliably taut, and he coaxes strong performances from Cotten as the obsessive, older hubby, and Monroe as the neurotic wife, who has just been released from a mental institution. The shinily blond Monroe is dressed in voluptuous pink and red dresses, which contrast her with the more conventionally bourgeois Jean Peters, as well as with the dark and masculine looks of her lover, Richard Allan." - Film critic Emanuel Levy
aliens don’t wanna hang out with us because we’re embarrassing and also still capitalist
ive been meaning to make work-related comics forever, so enjoy some choice movie title bastardizations.
(these all actually, seriously, happened, with no humor or awareness on the part of the customer at the time as far as I could tell. so, yes, someone actually asked for a ticket to “Detergent” with a straight face.)
Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance
you a bitch
It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.
So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.
What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.
In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.
How will we get there?
The Lego Movie | Phil Lord & Chris Miller, 2014
I hate when people ask questions during movies like do you not understand that the movie purposly doesn’t tell you things in order to build suspense