Category Archives: Disney Movies

Spider-Man Officially COMING HOME to the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Word is out that our favourite Web Head’s Sony movie franchise is about to get some help from Marvel Studios, and this has most nerds speculating that Spidey just might be swinging into the “Civil War” movie due out in a few years!

Okay... Now lose the pants.

Okay… Now lose the pants.

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Maleficent”

OR, “Something’s wrong with Sleeping Beauty, you guys…”

 

So, three of us from TFP went to a Thursday evening showing of Disney’s newest live-action film, “Maleficent,” starring Angelina Jolie in the titular role.

You could cut glass with those cheekbones.

You could cut glass with those cheekbones.

 

It was… Rather different than perhaps we had been expecting.

Spoilers after the jump.

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The Teaser Trailer for Disney’s Cinderella

The teaser trailer for the live action version of Cinderella has been released.

The trailer does not give us much besides the iconic glass slipper, the slipper does look amazing.

The movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh who was Gilderoy Lockhart in The Chamber of Secrets and directed Thor.

Lilly James of Downtown Abby will be playing Cinderella and Richard Madden (Rob Stark) will be playing Prince Charming.  The cast also includes Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) as Cinderella’s mother, Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) as the Fairy Godmother, Cate Blanchett of the LOTR series as the Stepmother, and Stellen Skarsgard (Erik Selvig) as the Grand Duke.

The movie is expected to come out March of 2015.

The Fangirl Perspective’s “FROZEN” Drinking Game!

Disclaimer: Don’t drink yourself to death. Really. That is completely within the realm of possibility, and we’d really rather nobody died from an alcohol overdose caused by a drinking game they got off of a FanGirling blog and inspired by the release of a Disney movie on DVD and Blu-Ray. This game has been posted for entertainment purposes only, and we expect our fans to be as smart as we like to think they are. Enjoy!

To celebrate the release of the hit movie “Frozen” on DVD and Blu-Ray, the FanGirls have written up a little drinking game to make your repeat viewings of the movie a little more interesting. Presenting the first ever TFP Drinking Game:

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Da Rules:

Take a drink – Every time Elsa Rejects Anna

Do a shot – Whenever Hans seems entirely too perfect

Drink for 5 seconds – Every time Olaf falls apart

Take a drink – Whenever Elsa’s powers go crazy

Play flippy cup (last place takes a shot) – For every scene with a troll in it

Chug a beer – Whenever a character breaks out into song

Take a drink – Whenever Olaf calls Kristoff Sven

Play quarters  – Whenever Anna asks to build a snowman

Have fun, be smart, and let’s all get wasted build a snowman together!

 

Manicure Mondays! – Make Me Laugh, Clownfish

Happy Monday!

 

This week’s nail art inspiration comes from Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” which, I’m always shocked to find out, a lot of people still haven’t seen.

Hey, Mister Grumpy Gills… You’re fuckin’ up.

If you haven’t seen this adorable and heartwarming and really, and truly, hilarious movie, you need to stop whatever you’re doing– WHATEVER you’re doing, I don’t care, you need to go and watch it right now.

Because it’s so inspirational that I painted my nails. And that’s a metaphor for something, I’m sure. And metaphors are important.

And I’ll spare you a Rachel Berry gif.

On to the nails!

Apply your base coats of colours. I did an accent nail, so you’ll notice a bunch of orange and then one blue. We’ll come back to the blue one later.

I'm totally gonna change the shade of blue later, too. Just you watch.

I’m totally gonna change the shade of blue later, too. Just you watch.

So, you start with your orange. I only had one orange on hand, and little did I realise that it was one of those “Sugar Coat” or whatever fuzzy, textures tints. Ah, well. I’m not fussy, so we shall work with what we’ve got.

Sometimes, being economical is a part of being a FanGirl.

Sometimes, being economical is a part of being a FanGirl.

Now, bust out your white nail polish pen and draw yourself some big, fat, squiggly lines. Make ’em chunky and uneven.

Like nature.

Like nature.

Then, once that’s dry, use your black nail polish pen to follow your egdes and outlines them.

Done and done.

Done and done. And really sloppily done.

Clear coat and clean up and you’ve got your Marlon/Nemo/Clownfish nails!

Over on the accent nail, ignore the fact that I had laid down a blue base coat and paint it a gold or yellow instead.

I was gonna do bubbles but then I had a better idea.

I was gonna do bubbles but then I had a better idea.

Paint your sides blue, leaving a gold/yellow stripe that tapers off towards the tip of the nail still visible in the centre.

Do you see where I'm going with this?

Do you see where I’m going with this?

Using your black paint pen once again, trace the edges between your yellow and your black.

Almost looks a little Wolverine-y... Hm. Note to self about future Manicure Mondays.

Almost looks a little Wolverine-y… Hm. Note to self about future Manicure Mondays.

 

Clear coat that nail and clean up and you’re done!

Fish are friends, not food. Also, same with people. Please don't eat me.

Fish are friends, not food. Also, same with people. Please don’t eat me.

You now have four clownfish nails and your accent nail, if you’ve chosen to do one, is a blue tang AKA Dory!

Like all of my relationships.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our tutorial and that you were able to follow my slightly muddled instructions this week!

Haha, it’s funny because it’s true!

Later, Nerds!

 

Rooney Mara in negotiations for Tiger Lily in Peter Pan

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Rooney Mara is in negotiations to play Tiger Lily in the live action Peter Pan movie.  The movie has already cast the very sexy Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) as Blackbeard and Garrett Hedlund as Captain Hook.

The movie will be about a young orphan boy who is spirited away to Neverland, where he faces off against Blackbeard.

Right now, the Internet is in an uproar much like it was when Johnny Depp was cast in the Lone Ranger.  I cannot say that I don’t get it because I do, all people want is for someone of that culture to play that role.  I cannot say that they are wrong in wanting that.  It would be great to see more diversity in movies, especially Hollywood movies.  At the same time, I have gone through film school and you have to work with what you get.  Granted this is Hollywood and they have far greater options than us poor student filmmakers did.  At the same time, if no one of that culture tries out for the part then what can they to do.  In this case, unless they go onto the reservation they are not going to find someone of that culture very easily.  It will be easier to find someone who is mixed, someone White and Native American.  It is very easy to find people like that in Hollywood because that is much more common, there are many people who can say that they have Native American in them, and I know I can.  Who knows maybe Rooney Mara does have some Native blood in her, maybe she doesn’t.  This is something that Hollywood has been doing for years and will be doing for years.  People yelling about it will not change it, the only way to change it is to get people from the various cultures in the world to become actors and filmmakers.

While we are talking about Peter Pan, can we mention how Hugh Jackman is playing the villain.  I have never seen him play the bad guy before (well maybe in the Prestige but I found that ambiguous because sometime Christian Bale was the bad guy), I think that will be very interesting to see.

What is your opinion on Rooney Mara playing Tiger Lily?

Live Action Jungle Book Movie Casts Idris Elba?

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Idris Elba is in negotiations to do the voice of Shere Khan the villainous tiger in The Jungle Book.  The movie will be directed by John Favreau of the Iron Man franchise.  The movie is said to be a combination of live action and VFX, which make sense because I can’t see any other way of doing the movie.  If they want to keep it true to the story then this would be the only way to do it.

This is one of many live action movies/tv shows that Disney is working on.  Disney has Maleficent coming out this year, they are working on a Cruella, Peter Pan, and Beauty and the Beast movies.  They are also in working on an Esmerelda tv show that might tie in with the Once Upon a Time series.

Are you excited for live action Disney movies or do you think they should stay animated?

TFP Manicure Mondays! – “Eternal Winter”

Howdy, nerds and nerdettes! Welcome to the first installment of Manicure Mondays! If you follow us on Facebook already, and you totally should, you’ve probably already seen some of the styles we’ve done, but today’s is different. Today’s manicure includes a tutorial so you can achieve the same results at home!

Also congrats to Frozen on winning Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song at the Academy Awards last night!

Also congrats to Frozen on winning Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song at the Academy Awards last night!

 

This icy design is inspired by the Disney movie “Frozen” and the Eternal Winter that those of us in the American MidWest are also currently experiencing. This manicure is, frankly, fucking adorable, and you can achieve the same results by following the steps below.

First, paint your base layer. I went with a very pale blue-gray for all but the accent nail. For that one, which is only on one hand for me rather than both because screw trying to do detail work with my left hand, I picked a much deeper shade of blue to contrast with the white I’ll be using later.

And make claw hands, I guess.

And make claw hands, I guess.

After that, I used a semi-opaque, sparkly turqoise and painted about 1/3 up from the cuticle (and please ignore how bad they look, since I am backwards and clean up my cuticles after I finish painting my nails).

It looks gloopy now, but I promise that it gets better.

It looks gloopy now, but I promise that it gets better.

Use a Q-Tip or your finger to smudge it around and give it a faded effect towards the middle of the nail.

I do think that the tip of your finger will work better, but the trade off is more clean-up time.

I do think that the tip of your finger will work better, but the trade off is more clean-up time.

Paint about 1/3 of the nail from the tip inwards with an opaque white polish.

Again, gloop-tastic.

Again, gloop-tastic.

Repeat the smudging, towards the centre of the nail. It should look like this.

Very rough right now, but give it a clear coat and you're golden.

Very rough right now, but give it a clear coat and you’re golden.

Use a sparkly clear coat to give the illusion of frost on all nails except the accent nail, and then clear coat all of them, including the accent nail.

To create the snowflake, use a white nail polish pen on top of your dried top coat in this pattern:

Very simple steps, very pretty results.

Very simple steps, very pretty results.

Give the nail one more layer of top coat after the white pen polish dries.

Ta-Da!

Ta-Da!

If it’s not shiny enough for you, you can apply more clear sparkles, but be sure to give it a top coat when you’re done. Clean up any fuck-ups with a cotton pad and some acetone, and you’re done!

Pretty darn simple manicure with very cute results, so hopefully you can let the little things like this remind you why you don’t want to set your house on fire just to feel a moment’s warmth!

But really, winter, I'd like to feel my toes again.

But really, winter, I’d like to feel my toes again.

Until next week, when we’ll be doing an homage to “Game of Thrones,” the exact opposite of “Frozen!”

Be sure to LIKE us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and let us know in the comments how your nails turn out!

 

 

 

 

Anticipated Movies of 2014

The start of the New Year always brings something to look forward to.  One of those things is new movies.  I complied a list of the anticipated movies coming out this year.  Lets take a look at what will be gracing the movie screens this month and the upcoming months.

Legend of Hercules (Jan 10)

Pretty much looks like Gladiator meets 300, unfortunately that is enough to put me off the movie.  I will not be rushing out to see this one.

Lego Movie (Feb 7)

Legos, do I really need to say anymore.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman (March 7)

I grew up watching reruns of Rocky and Bullwinkle as a kid, naturally this movie fascinates me.  Not sure if I am going to see it in theaters or wait for to come on TV yet.  If people are going to see it, I don’t see why I wouldn’t tag  along.

300: Rise of an Empire (March 7)

I will probably be killed for what I am about to say but I did not like the first one.  I found the movie to be over hyped, thus making it a let down when I saw it.  While I am not going to see it, the trailer does look good.  If you liked the first one, then you should go out to see this one.

Need for Speed (March 14)

While I was never a huge fan of the Need for Speed video games (that probably has something to do with the fact I suck at racing games), but the trailer looks interesting.  If you liked the game or like racing movies, then you should probably check it out.

Veronica Mars (March 14)

While I never watched the show, it does have its fan following, which is why I added it to the list.  I have to say the trailer does look rather interesting, it does feel like it can stand alone from the show.

Divergent (March 21)

I have never read the books, but they have been recommended to me since I love Hunger Games.  The trailer and concept look interesting, I not sure if I am going to see it in theaters yet.  If you are a fan of Hunger Games, this is supposed to similar so it might be worth checking out.

Muppets Most Wanted (March 21)

It’s the Muppets, does anything else really need to be said.

Captain America: Winter Solider (April 4)

Seriously who is not going to see this?  Also is it just me or does Winter Soldier look like Sub-Zero?

The Amazing Spiderman 2 (May 2)

If you are a fan of the first one then you’re going to see this.  I like the new approach so I will be checking this out.  I do worry that they might be trying to do too much and we all saw how well that worked out for the 3rd one.  Is it just me or does Harry look a bit emo?

Godzilla (May 16)

This one is an oldie, who has not seen at least one Godzilla movie?  It has been awhile since someone has remade a Godzilla movie (not since 1998).  With all the improvements to CGI and other special effects, I am curious to see how it looks.  I am not anticipating a great story.  I doubt I am going to rush to see it in theaters but I’ll have no problem checking it out when it comes on TV.

X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23)

Ok, so First Class wasn’t the greatest of movies but it was nice to see things from the beginning (even though is barely followed lore but lets just not get started on that).  I am an X-Men fan so I am going to see this.  I’m curious how they will execute the story line, I am planning keeping an open mind.

Maleficent (May 30)

Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite Disney movies, so that alone is enough to get me to see this.  I like the approach of telling a well-known tale from the antagonist point of view.  I am a huge fan of the Wicked book for this reason.  I am looking forward to seeing this when it comes out.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (June 13)

If you liked the first one obviously you are going to see this one.

Transformers: Age of Extinction (June 27)

Well the 3rd movie was pretty horrible, the 2nd was one was only alright.  I am pretty much on the Michael Bay why won’t you just give this franchise up already bandwagon.  Without a trailer it is hard to make an accurate call, but it really feels like Michael Bay is still trying to capitalize the success of the first one.  Granted this one will have a whole new cast and possibly bring in the Dinobots (I am a fan of Beast Wars) but I don’t think that will be enough to save it.  I am reserving judgement until I see a trailer.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (July 11)

I am not a Planet of the Apes person so I am not going to be seeing it.  I just could never get into the whole talking Apes controlling the world.  I do appreciate the fact they have been starting from the beginning and doing prequels.  If you are a fan of this franchise then you should probably check out the new one.

Hercules (July 25)

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After seeing the trailer for the first one and seeing many of the Rock’s other movies I am a bit hesitant.  I just can’t help but feel like this is going to be another big money movie with no real story.  I do want to see what the trailer looks like before I make that call.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug 1)

I will admit I am not as familiar with this series or story lines, so I have some research to do.  It is a Marvel movie so I will be seeing in theaters for that reason alone.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Aug 8)

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Not really looking forward to this based on everything I have heard about it.  First the turtles are from an alien race, then they are from another dimension.  Shredder is also from another dimension.  OK, let’s be fair we all know the whole ooze thing is completely impractical but we didn’t care.  The ooze is what made them, there was no need to change that.  Megan Fox as April O’Neil, really?  There will apparently no Casey Jones.  Not really looking forward to this, but as a Turtles fan I will check it out – more than likely when it comes on TV.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Aug 22)

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Lets be fair the first one was good, but how long has it been since the first one came out almost 10 years.  While I am more than likely going to see this in theaters, I am worried about it.  I am really worried that it will become over hyped and just not live up to the expectation.  Here is to hoping that it will still be as good as the first one.

Dracula Untold (Oct 17)

Luke Evans as Vlad

Luke Evans as Vlad

Not sure about this one yet, since I have not been able to find much about it.  I am a fan of Dracula and vampires, I do like how they are not doing the Bram Strokers tale but instead a story about Vlad the Impaler.  It would be nice to see something about the man who started the legend.

Big Hero 6 (Nov 7)

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With Disney now in charge of Marvel they seem to putting out all as many Marvel movies as they can.  Since it is a Marvel movie, I will naturally be seeing it.  I do like the fact that this one will be animated, that will give the movie a different vibe.  I would like to say I am excited for the movie but it is another series/story line that I am not familiar with, so I see a bit of Marvel research in my future.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Nov 21)

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Since I am a HUGE Hunger Games fan, I will be in the theater on thurs night seeing it.  I just really hope they end it at a certain point in the story so that it will be cliffhanger to all those who have not read the books.  I am also curious to see how much of other people’s point of views they show.  I expect this to be great since Francis Lawrence did a great job with the second one.

The Hobbit: There and Back Again (Dec 17)

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With any luck I will have finally seen the other 2 Hobbit movies which I have not seen and I will have read the books by this point.  Hopefully by then I will have gotten into the movies and will want to see this one in theaters.  Better late then never, besides let’s be fair anyone who is a fan of the fandom is going to see this movie since it is the last one.

Here is the movie list for 2014, let us know what movies you are most looking forward to and why?

-Christena

Disney’s Frozen and Hyper-Sensitivity

If, for some ridiculous you haven’t gone and seen “Frozen” yet, leave the website and go see the movie! …Then come back.

"Turn back if ye be afeared."

“Turn back if ye be afeared.”

About a week ago, fellow Fangirl Kizer (kizerezik) and I went to go see “Frozen.” We both enjoyed it quite a bit, Kizer even commenting on getting chills during the song “Let it Go.” (Yeah, it was that good.) Then, almost two weeks later, we done seen it again, this time watching for technical details and listening more closely to the vocals, to see if Idina Menzel’s singing was as top-notch as I remember. It was… Almost. But the song and the performance were still moving and this isn’t a music blog.

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The rough offset. It’s just… Once I notice it, it’s all I can hear.

SO! If I’m satisfied with the film, with the songs, with the characterization and the impressive resolution to the main conflict of the story, why am I writing a post about a movie which has been in theaters for over a month?

Well, this is why:

THE HORROR.

THE HORROR.

…Really? We’re gonna obsess over eyes and wrists, now? I mean, complain about her waist being unrealistically tiny, or the size of her head proportionate to her shoulders, something that better portrays the actual problem of too-thin depictions of women in the media, especially when geared towards younger and more impressionable girls, but… Wrists and eyes?

C’mon.

I mean, okay, there are some girls out there who really want scary big eyes, there are some girls in Japan and S. Korea (and, I’m sure, other places) who undergo surgeries to widen their eyes, that’s all very sad, yes, but is it really so pervasive a problem that we need to nitpick the matter with respect to a movie which has so much more gong for it when it comes to lessons learned and positive examples?

I don't know a lot of girls looking to look like this broad... Because it's creepy as fuck.

I don’t know a lot of girls looking to look like this broad… Because it’s creepy as fuck.

And, yeah, it’s true that the animators and designers work to exaggerate the differences between the sexes… But everything is exaggerated in cartoons. Exaggeration, squash and stretch, reactions, character design, all of this is kind of the foundation of the medium. Plus, do we not realise that not only do children see things more simply, but that they actually need things to be simplified much of the time? And, also… I mean, it is ultimately a movie made for children.

Instead, why don’t we ever focus on the positive?

In “Frozen,” completely contradictory to the classic Disney style, tertiary characters sing a song referring to the budding love interest and their characters as “fixer-uppers,” saying that everyone has their flaws, but those flaws are endearing, make us special, we shouldn’t let them blind us to what makes a person special, and that love is the most important thing in a relationship… And all of this after an initial musical number which is still entertaining and which pokes fun at the notion of love at first sight and instantaneous wedding proposals.

Also, getting kidnapped by troll people is totally normal.

Also, getting kidnapped by troll people is totally normal.

Before this, Elsa, the older of the two sisters, sings a song about how she’s much happier being herself, not limiting herself, and no longer letting fear of self-expression hinder her…

CHILLS.

CHILLS.

And she still ends up single at the end of the movie! Gasp! A strong female role model who, yes, has her issues, but strives to overcome them and returns to rule her kingdom, sans a bro at her side. And she’s a bad bitch when she’s got to defend herself!

Stoppin' crossbow bolts and forcing bitches off of balconies and shit...

Stoppin’ crossbow bolts and forcing bitches off of balconies and shit…

Also, Holy Architecture, Batman! That castle?

Like, really. In real life.

Like, really. In real life.

And the end of the movie? Don’t even get me started! Long story short, some bad shit goes down and Anna is going to freeze solid (and, y’kmow, die) unless an act of true love saves her… And despite the presence of TWO love interests for her, she saves HERSELF!

LIKE A BOSS.

LIKE A BOSS.

And her sister! The love that saves the day isn’t the love at first sight she has with Hans or the budding love of Kristoff, not physical love, not even heterosexual love (so fuck taking animators exaggerating the differences between the senses personally)… None of those, but the love of her family, her love for her sister, and that is someone which we very rarely see in movies made for girls, especially Disney princess films.

FUCKING. AMAZING.

FUCKING. AMAZING.

Or how about the fact that the main villain is handsome? That we learn that not all villains are ugly and not all good looking people are nice. That sometimes relationships fall apart and that things aren’t always as they appear to be.

Oh, but the body issues! Let’s fixate on them! I mean, everybody in this movie is a model! Except for… Oh, well, these guys.

The ENTIRE choir.

The ENTIRE choir.

And them.

Chubby people no one is judging.

Chubby people no one is judging.

And this dude.

Sure, they laugh at him, but he's a villain, so... Fuck 'im.

Sure, they laugh at him, but he’s a villain, so… Fuck ‘im.

And, oh, look! Despite the fact that African noblewoman would be totally anachronistic, there are a handful of black guests at the coronation ball!

Not servants. Fucking NOBLES.

In the green dress behind Anna and then in the background, and an interracial couple dancing together. Not servants. Fucking NOBLES.

But damn, those wrists…

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All for Silas! (I know they’re ankles in this, but still.) All for Silas!

And not to sound like I’m defending a movie that’s flawless. There are things that one could legitimately complain about, like the fact that Anna and Elsa’s parents royally (pun not intended, but totally intended once I realised it was done) fucked up with separating the girls as children and isolating Elsa and scaring the absolute shit out oh her, even knowing that “Fear only makes it worse” and “Fear will be your enemy.” Or how about how Anna never gets those memories back?! That bothered the shit out of me! But people make mistakes! So, it’s totally believable that parents wouldn’t know what to do with one daughter who is freakishly powerful and has already proven herself a danger to the other daughter. And sometimes shit doesn’t get resolved, so Anna not getting those memories back? I guess it adds a little realism to a movie where big eyes and tiny wrists are apparently a big fucking deal.

Even after everything, she's still nervous... Because she knows people are judging her fucking tiny wrists.

Even after everything, she’s still nervous… Because she knows people are judging her fucking tiny wrists.

So, yeah, bummer that the girls are super slender with big eyes and tiny wrists. Fine. But to slander (libel?) a film which has so much more going on that’s actually tremendously good for girls and women (and dudes, too) everywhere…

Well, I guess you just can’t please everyone.

So, basically, keep on doing what you're doing, Disney. You're improving the message you send to girls a ton already.

So, basically, keep on doing what you’re doing, Disney. You’re improving the message you send to girls a ton already.

Just most people without sticks up their respective asses.

Until next time, whether you enjoyed the movie or not, or even if you’re too caught up on the aesthetics to give the story a chance, I’m leaving you with the words of one of the wisest thinkers of any generation:

It worked for Elsa, it'll work for you.

It worked for Elsa…

Until next time, nerds.